Diversity is of many kinds – in a family of ten, there are ten different kinds of diversity. -Rabindranath Tagore*
This observation, penned by Tagore in 1895, expresses a perennial truth. Why then do we insist on separating life into polarities? Are you black or white? Gay or straight? Liberal or conservative? Religious or non-religious?
Daring to look at the astounding abundance of diversity in the natural world, it becomes evident that nothing could be further from the truth. There is only and ever a continuously evolving flow of expression. An infinity of dancing points of light.
Let’s embrace the image of the tāndava dance of Śiva Natarāja encompassing everything and every place and all time. The swirling ecstasy that has no opposite.
Wishing you all an auspicious Mahaśivarātri!
*from Raja O Proja , 1895, translated by Debjani Sengupta