I stared at the image and was fascinated by the expression captured. The expression on someone’s face is surely emanating out of emotions and feelings.
This was my understanding. How can an expression arise without any emotion? The person is definitely feeling some emotion and that is expressed on the face.
Like when we eat sour foods, the expression on our face changes automatically. It is a direct response.
Many a times based on what we hear or see or read, our expressions keep changing. Our face is like a mirror reflecting all that is going on in our body and mind.
Coming back to the expression of bliss I saw in the photo clicked, I wondered who felt the bliss!
Unless there is a divine experience, the expression of bliss is not possible. So basically, unless there is an experience, no expression can happen.
If there is an experience then there has got to be a mind and also a memory.
That is how we relate our experiences…as they get stored in the mind as impressions, in the brain as memory.
To a certain extent we can relate our dreams too as we have a faint memory of the same. At times if we wake up right away from a dream, the experience and the memory is distinct.
All this is possible because of the mind.
Yet when someone asked me how I could experience that level of bliss listening to a spiritual song/discourse…I had no explanation.
I had no memory of the experience. This brings us to think that if there is no one to experience then who was the one experiencing the bliss?
How was it highlighted on the face? If it was, then how come there is no memory of how it felt and how the experience is etc etc.
This thought takes us into deeper realms of truth and reality. There is nothing to explain, nothing to understand as then it becomes an exercise of the mind.
This is beyond the body, mind and intellect. Though the expression is on the physical realm, the truth is unexplainable and unexperienced by the body. Its something beyond explanation and subtler.
It takes one into deep thought and yet the thought gets dropped because, there is no memory to think of in that aspect.
This is where the separation of the body and the soul happens. Anything connected to the body, like the mind can have memory. Anything beyond, is just space…
Its neither emptiness or nothingness, its neither fullness nor wholeness…its just something that is beyond perception, beyond discussion and beyond what we feel is reality…