•The world is like two flights of stairs: one goes up and other goes down.
ashkhahruh yehrgou sahntoukhee nuhmahn eh, mehguh vehr, moueesuh vahr gehrtah
In this proverb, the staircase represents the possibility of either going up or down in terms of morality, one’s ability to love, understanding God and the human destiny of self realization and one’s resolve to serve God and spread love and peace in this world.
Each human is endowed with limited free will. Either we can choose to serve God or serve our own whims for self gratification. We may compare our exercise of free will to driving a car. If we choose to follow all the rules of driving like respecting the speed limit, stop signs, etc., we can drive along any road to our desired destination. If we are irresponsible or negligent and break the rules, then our freedom of movement and choice will be curtailed. Following the rules protects our freedom of choice and breaking them can limit it to the point that we can barely exercise it.
Going up the staircase means living a godly life by which we gradually approach the eternal kingdom of God. Going down the staircase means living an ungodly life by ignoring the instructions of scripture and descending into hellish life.
It is easier and more wise to follow the rules than to break them. In the least, one will have more freedom of choice and less stress in life.
Breaking the rules results in limitation of freedom of choice and continual complications and anxiety. Learning to make good choices in life according to scriptural advice will free us from unnecessary trouble and convince us of the value of following the wisdom God gives us.
Live within your means, live happily
Chapavor abrehreer yehrchaneek yegheer
Life – Geeank
Life comes and goes like a dream
As straw we flow down its stream
Birth, old age, disease and death
Scared, we gasp for our last breath
Body is the cause of sickness and sin
We must look rather for the truth within
To understand the grim nature of life
We must be free of illusion and strife
A lady kept a chicken in a coop
Polished the metal but fed it no soup
Proud, she had the most shiny chicken wire
But the chicken ignored had to expire
Please the body while ignoring the soul
Like keeping your head buried in a hole
The body is dead but it looks alive
Without sweet love the soul cannot survive
The soul intangible exists for real
Right before death it can still cry and feel
Like a traveler stays in a hotel
For only a short time and says farewell
Wake up dear friend your death is very near
We dare not waste our time year after year
Love of God will teach us how to love others
In life or death, with love, we’ll be brothers