On the surface of a swift-flowing stream the reflections of things near or far are always indistinct; even if the water is clear and has no foam reflections in the constant stream of ripples, the restless kaleidoscope of water are still uncertain, vague, incomprehensible.

Only when the water has flowed down river after river and reaches a broad, calm estuary or comes to rest in some backwater or a small, still lake - only then can we see in its mirror-like smoothness every leaf of a tree on the bank, every wisp of a cloud and the deep blue expanse of the sky.

It is the same with our lives. If so far we have been unable to see clearly of to reflect the eternal lineaments of truth, is it not because we too are still moving towards some end - because we are still alive?