Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Message to KeonHee

You know,
I have this one question in my my mind.
It's an important question
Because I keep on asking it,
Over and over again.
You wouldn't think it's so important
By just looking at it.
It's such a small word,
It only has 3 letters......


In the time that passed after your fall
Many of us have lived with hope.
Hoping against all odds
That you would come back to us.
Because miracles do happen you know?
But no, it was not to be.

Why? or perhaps Why not?

It is not wise to keep on asking a question
For which there really is no answer.
We have to accept this.
We have to come to terms with the fact that,
You are no longer with us in person,
But your spirit will live on in our hearts
Because you were greatly loved.

So let's not ask this question anymore
But turn to the Dhammapada, the Buddhist text,
Where it says:

The traveller has reached the end of his journey!
In the freedom of the Infinite he is free from all sorrow, the fetters that bound him are thrown away and the burning fever of life is no more.

He is calm like the earth that endures; he is steady like a column that is firm; he is pure like a lake that is clear; he is free from Samsara, the ever returning life in death.

In the light of his vision he has found his freedom: his thoughts are peace, his words are peace and his work is peace.

Elly Oenema
Health HoD