During some of my research for the deeper meaning of life; “who are we and why are we here” I came across discussions of which some of the content I would like to share with the readers of this page and this little bit of insight shall be referred to as the suddenly syndrome and it goes a bit like this.
Our five senses are designed to perceive effects but not the cause. We are able to see branches, but we fail to see the seed. Did you ever see a tree suddenly spring up from the ground for no reason — suddenly, there is a tree? Of course not. Every tree has a seed that preceded it. Seeds, however, are concealed in the ground. Our senses never detect the level where the seed is. Unfortunately we have been conditioned to look at life as follows
Suddenly, there’s a problem in the business.
Suddenly, there’s an illness.
I suddenly met the greatest person.
All of a sudden, business started booming.
Suddenly, we’re short of cash.
Suddenly, there was a problem in the marriage.
He had a sudden heart attack.
Suddenly, they found a lump.
Suddenly, she woke up one morning and realized she wasn’t happy.
Suddenly the world came crashing down upon me
It all fell apart so suddenly.
The trouble started suddenly, out of nowhere
Is there really such a thing as sudden?
Not really, according to the sages; there is always a concealed cause, a seed that precedes any ‘sudden’ event. The reason we are stricken with the suddenly syndrome is because the true cause is always concealed from our five senses; "concealment" it seems is part of the structure of our universe.
Ponder this point for a while.