Drops of Being is a story of a woman’s adventure along the road of life. Noticing many things as she passes the windy path of ‘day-by-day’, she ends up assimilating her findings in a series of letters that are addressed to her loved one.
‘So we can do nothing, but start by improving ourselves, you and me.’
She brings the problem of life back to square one. Rather than trying to right others, if each one of us were to concentrate on improving his or her life alone, then the natural result would be certainly beneficial for all.
These are easy words to sum up, but the real question lies in how we are supposed to do this ‘improving ourselves’.
Rather than trying to right others, if each one of us were to concentrate on improving his or her life alone, then the natural result would be certainly beneficial for all
Much of the story takes place inside a little hut by the side of a dusty road. Thirsty and aching for repost, this small abode beckons to her as she nears a small town in a desolate place where only poverty and strife are in abundance.
She enters to find a group of people seated at the table, people who are recounting their journeys and experiences of life to each other. She joins them and listens to their words.
‘Bettering our existence on Earth lies in our own personal ability to access the Truth we all naturally contain within us, during our lifetimes.’
The truth of the inner path is thus laid bare before her as she learns of a woman’s journey to spiritual understanding as she is led by a series of guides to knowledge of her True Being.
Leaving behind her old dogged ways and allowing herself to trust in the perfect nature of life’s display itself to guide her onwards, her path to the Truth is displayed in a series of different perceptive states, both dream and awake, during which time the inner path is unraveled before our very eyes.
Another person speaks of the state of the world today and of yesterday and what she fears may happen if we do not smarten up our interaction with Mother Earth.
‘And we humans, supposedly the most intelligent creatures of all, foolishly created an imbalance within this perfectly created structure.’
Stressed here is our dominating need to possess and hold objects and places as our own, driven by the powerful urge of monetary gain that is not going to find us the happiness we so wish for, but the destruction that we so fear.
This is emphasized by another character, who suddenly appears in the middle of the book. Twisting time into centuries, we find out that these letters were actually written generations ago (at the time of our world of today) and that the world has been through a ‘Great Change’, before reaching the time of the world of the reader of the letters.
The whole book is geared towards our understanding that each one of us is but a mere drop of an essential force of Being displayed within the ocean of life; that we are mere specks of life force energy within the frame of the whole, tiny offshoots of its magnificence, but absolutely essential within the pattern of the fabric of existence that is really just one vast Being-ness.
‘Drops of Being’ was launched at India International Centre on April 28, 2010 and is available on