"I need to destress," whispered me.
"From what?" The sound asked me from nowhere.
"From everything," answered me unwillingly to explain further.
"Such as?" It asked me again.
"Oh, come on! Gimme a break won't you? Why should I tell you everything?" I got annoyed.
"For your own good." It replied.
"What kind of goodness it will bring me? What I need is just time and space to cool myself down. And yet, here in the process, you keep pestering me with your incessant questions!" told me loud from inside my head. "Go away, will you?" pleaded me.
"I'm sorry. I can't. 'Cos I'm part of you and you're part of me. We are inseparable you see?" said the other side who was claiming to be part of me.
I ignored it and kept walking down, still aimlessly in neighbourhood area.
"Tell me. What's bothering you?" The sound wasn't giving up.
I ignored it once again.
"You know, in life, form is emptiness and emptiness is form. Form is no other than emptiness and emptiness is no other than form. The same is true with feeling, perception, intention, and consciousness." It kept talking.
"You copied it from somewhere. I heard it before," responded me.
"True. I copied it from somewhere. You read it before. You even realized it before. And now you remember it again, don't you?" It replied me bluntly.
"I do remember," I said.
"So, throw whatever things that are bugging you right now. Instead, let it go," advised the sound.
"I know what you mean. And I will let it go. I just need some time to cool down and let all this feeling go. I know you love and care about me, a lot. Me too. So, just let me have some peace moment for a while, will you? Don't you worry! I won't resort to anything stupid. Remember what I told you just now? I love and care a lot about you, about myself. So, trust me in this, understand?"
No reply was being received.
"Hallo? Hallo? Understand? Do you understand?" I turned my body to the back, left and right. But there wasn't any reply received.
Phewwww..... Finally it stopped bugging me.
Hey, what's that?
I saw a colorful piano with colorful wall at the background lying down beautifully.
"Play me. I'm yours." It was written on top.
|"Play me. I'm yours."|
I couldn't stop myself admiring it and immediately took a seat on the piano seat and my both hands started clinking down playing the old cheery song that I learned from my school mate during my college time.
It was continued with more and more cheery play that I used to learn during my childhood time.
"Form is emptiness and emptiness is form. Form is no other than emptiness and emptiness is no other than form. The same is true with feeling, perception, intention, and consciousness..."
The words came into my mind as I played the songs and suddenly I felt so light even wanted to fly......
P.S. This post was inspired by the beautiful and colorful piano that was put outside one shopping mall in Little India and it allowed public to play it to brighten up the days of the passerby. And the wise words were taken from Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra or Bo Ri Bo Luo Mi Duo Xin Jing - my favorite mantra at all times :)