Sunday, July 13, 2008

Dedicated to the memory of fellow blogger Azaia, whose untimely demise has left us reeling with shock and groping for words and meaning.

On Death

Than Almitra spoke, saying, "We would ask now of Death."

And he said:

You would know the secret of death.

But how shall you find it unless you seek it in the heart of life?

The owl whose night-bound eyes are blind unto the day cannot unveil the mystery of light.

If you would indeed behold the spirit of death, open your heart wide unto the body of life.

For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.

In the depth of your hopes and desires lies your silent knowledge of the beyond;

And like seeds dreaming beneath the snow your heart dreams of spring.

Trust the dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.

Your fear of death is but the trembling of the shepherd when he stands before the king whose hand is to be laid upon him in honour.

Is the shepherd not joyful beneath his trembling, that he shall wear the mark of the king?

Yet is he not more mindful of his trembling?

For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun?

And what is to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered?

Only when you drink form the river of silence shall you indeed sing.

And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb.

And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.

(From The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran, Lebanese poet)

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  1. Umm, lung a tichhe hle mai hotunu.. Nang zawng i ngaihsanawm thin e. Azaia khan hria se a lawmawm ma nge ka ti vawng vawng. A comment erawh chhiar tur kan hmu leh ngai tawh dawn si lo.

    My Dear Azaia,
    Your time much too short, Today your life we praise and honour, May Almighty God the Father hold you in his bosom forever.

  2. Boss Gibran i duh elaw, ka duh lutuk keipawh, The Prophet kha a bu te ka nei ve ngat. Mizo ah chuan Lalzuahliana hian Gibran chu a pawl khawp mai

  3. @puia: mihring hian kan hma hun kan hriat loh zia te min ngaihtuah tir nasa khawp mai. Azaia nen khan kan in hre rei ve vak hmanlo a, mahse ka blog link hi min rawn dil a, khata tang khan kan in tlawh tawn ve thin a, ka ui takzet a ni. Tin, ka 'good news' blogworld ah ka lo celebrate chaui2 lai vel kha a nih hmel a, ka inthiamlo hle bawk.

    @amuan: Aw, duh ve lutuk, kum 16 mi ka nih lai vel khan Gibran hi ka lo hre ve tan a, chhungrila ka feel, ka sawi chhuah thiam si loh hi a rawn ti fiah vek hian ka hre thin. Nia, Pu Zuahtea hi a tha khawp mai.

  4. Azaia chu a uihawm takzet zet a ni. Hman atang tawha a nick hi ka hriat hmasak pawl a nia, hunlai atang tawha chabetkaia char char kha a nia. Mizo hla min dil thin te, delhi ah kan in hmu dawn nia aw, a tih lai te kha aw. Kan inhmu ta mang si lo a, mi lungleng ve thei tak a ni asin le! Mi lungleng mi hi an dam rei lo an tih hi tak tak emaw ni dawn le.....

    May your soul Rest In Peace

    If I die tomorrow
    I'd be all right
    Because I believe
    That after we're gone
    The spirit carries on

    I used to be frightened of dying
    I used to think death was the end
    But that was before
    I'm not scared anymore
    I know that my soul will transcend

  5. Azaia hi chu a uihawm dawn chauh a ni hi maw! Mizo music video min lo dil trang2 thin lai te kha a ngaiom hle mai..! *sniff*

    May your soul Rest In Peace.

  6. I love this poem!! I haven't read it in a long time though, thanks for reminding me of its existence again.

    Azaia boral zet hi zawng, a pawi ngawt mai. Keimah pawh min in ngaihtuah tir nasa khawp mai, thi mai thei kan nih zia hi min hriatchhuah thar tir.

  7. @Joseph: Dreamtheater? I find this song so haunting; I've always wondered at the inspiration behind this song.

    A chhangtu tur ka ni em pawh ka inhre chiah lo, but Joseph, DaggyLo and Jerusha, ni e, kan ui zia han sawi bak hi chu tih theih vak a awm si lova; let's hope we learn something about the brevity of life from this tragedy.

    @Jerusha... Am so glad you like Gibran too; I knew you would!!

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