When real humility dawns in our heart through the realisation of Infinitude of God, we realise our relationship with that Infinitude and our finite nature falls into insignificance. Our dependence on material things, our egotism, our self importance dwindle into nothingness and we taste true happiness.
My spiritual journey began long long back, when I was still a student, with my love for the sky and the stars ..
Those days we didn’t have calculators and computers, and I used to calculate with my own hands what a Light Year was (365 days multiplied by 24 hours, multiplied by 60 minutes, multiplied by 60 seconds and this big number multiplied by the speed of light) … was a huge figure……and there are stars which are millions of light years afar….And then I saw the bigness of our solar system. And it was so humbling to know that our solar system is just a dot in an insignificant corner of the Milky Way Galaxy and that there are stars much much bigger than our sun. If the whole of the solar system got sucked into a black hole, it won’t make any difference...It is impossible to visualise the bigness of even one galaxy and there are billions of galaxies. Maybe trillions…
This humongous size of the universe itself was so humbling and left me in a daze for months. But I was completely bowled when I learned that the Universe is ever expanding. My question was what is it expanding into? What was there before ? Nobody could give me any answer. I got my answer in my own way some years back and shall talk about it one of these days.
There’s no way our minds can comprehend this infinitude. We are clueless about life and death. We are clueless about where we come from and where we go. Why we come and why we go.
Surrender …bow down in humility … if you would know this Immensity, this Infinitude….