Last Sunday morning, I went to a garden for a walk, which is located next to the EGL Tech Park. After 20 minutes of walk along the circumference of the garden, I sat on a bench and closed my eyes to allow the morning light pour into my head and enlighten me from within.
“Nature brings you closer to the almighty. If you are sensitive enough to recognize the invisible universal forces, you can feel the positivity around you as you attempt to attract it. With a pure soul, nature finds it easier to connect. As the connection is set up, the communication between you and nature starts. Either the mind participates, or the heart. You feel as if you are getting drown into some blue space; a space that looks like the beautiful night sky. You can imagine colourful lights shining like firecrackers or kaleidoscope or a shooting star. Generally when I reach this state of divine imagination, I see all the faces of Sai Baba that I have seen so far in the photos and temples.”
As I opened my eyes to intentionally break the imagination, I spotted a very playful fat dog in the garden. It was running through the garden enjoying the morning beauty, sometimes jumping across the bricks, sometimes licking its paws. It went towards a tree in the lawn, saw something and started moving around it continuously. Its naughtiness was gone for a moment. It became calm. I walked towards the tree to see if everything is fine.
At the spot, I saw a dead kitten. As I came closer, the dog went away from the spot as if it never minds to notice a dead kitten. I broke a branch of smaller length from the tree to touch the kitten. The body of the kitten was already hard. Its body seemed to be wet, as if it had rained at night; however it has not rained in Bangalore since last few days. I remembered my pet kitten which died as it accidentally fell into a small cemented tank in the Varendah of our home. I noticed a queue of ants crossing by the dead, none of them with an intention to feast the flesh. I was surprised to see that! Being a cat-lover, I was very sad to see the cute kitten lying in that state. I turned back to return to my pg. At the entrance of the garden (which was the exit too) I saw that dog. It was sitting there quietly, with its sad face placed over its crossed paws. I could feel an invisible string connected between me and the dog. I could feel that the dog was sad too, as I was. I felt as if it was offering condolence towards the poor kitten. I proceeded slowly staring at the dog with an unknown love and care in my heart. The dog looked at me back. I was satisfied. Its eyes reflected the humanly sorrow of losing someone. It was really a beautiful sight. I thanked Sai Baba for keeping the colour of emotions same in human and animals. I moved on….