For some, it is a hallow expression,
For others, it is vital inner emotion,
Then some just smile on all / odd occasions,
For some, smile is inner pain reflection,
Sometimes smile shows suspicious behavior exhibition,
Other times, smile is hidden inside a smile,
Some smile with snarl, with teeth exposition,
Showing on the surface anger & confusion,
Smile shows fear and wit on certain occasions,
Then smile of a stranger is usually unfathomable,
This smile may be receptive or deceptive,
God knows for sure.
Destiny smiles on us for sure,
When we mix smile with sweat of our brows.
A mix of smile with sweat simplifies our work culture,
With oneness of purpose to go further.
With sincerity at our command
resources will be provisioned.
For God smiles on us with compassion
When we seek His attention passionately.
He bestows us everything that we aspire
Resulting in contentment and eternal smile.
God finally liberates us from the unending,
Cycle of births and deaths that we keep experiencing.
Thenceforth, He keeps us in His lovely bosom.
With no fear of delusive May.
O God implant an eternal smile
So that this smile is transferred to all
And its fragrance spreads afar
And misses non.
If we observe the face of a smiling child, we can observe its innocence, just a divine feel, love oozing out of its purity and when the child weeps, it weeps for attention that feeling is also pointed one. No duality attached.
Smile is a formation of facial expressions – flexing of facial muscles on both the end of the mouth. Smile could also be there by contraction of the eye muscles. This sign could be construed as a positive sign of happiness. It could be termed as a positive emotional indicator. Smile indicates the sign of happiness, social acceptability etc. Smile is universally accepted norm for communicating our expressions. It requires no language to know meaning of a smile. A smile makes quite an impression on the people we are interacting with. A smile connotes that we are approachable or your interaction is a welcome. More appealing thing about smile is that it is transferable and we can say that it is positive sign of communication. It has been experienced that in social discourse smiling is most potent. Smiling can also be construed as a sign of friendly well wishing. It could be for friends and also for family members in addition to an indication of starting a dialogue. A welcome sign for further communication. A smile could be voluntary or involuntary/just instantaneous, prompted by some particular event or happening.
Sometimes smile could be a cover up for an embarrassing situation or to hide a hurt which an individual may have felt. Smile can also be felt in animal world. We must have observed the domestic pets like dogs and cats exhibiting their exhilaration through this sign.
The real smile is the one which is experienced by a person who is near to our Creator. A spiritual awakened soul. Smile is a permanent feature on his/her face. Smile comes to him/her from the core of the heart. No efforts made in this emotional stimulus. This smile is also termed as a divine bliss – or eternal smile. That person feels equanimity in pleasure, pain or just doing nothing (while feeling bored – which he never feels).
Smiles are the results of good emotions that are generated while we do good things in our lives like meeting others’ needs, feeling kindness or mercy or feeling pain when others are experiencing it. In other words, we experience permanent smile in us when our heart is filled with the love of our Creator – a pious love which spreads fragrance of goodwill and mercy all around. His love can engulf us only when sincere love springs from our inner self. The more we remain connected with our Creator the more we shall learn to smile. It is because no sense produced pleasure is permanent. It just evaporates after sometimes.
I realized the true meaning of smile yesterday, the one, I had not experienced in my entire life span – not even in dream or in my imagination. It just transpired. While coming out of my office, I happened to see an oldman lying on the pavement. I thought that person concerned may be hungry, purchased some chapaties (bread) and vegetable and gave those to him to eat. When I was giving eatables to him, he told me that he was thirsty. I brought a bottle of water for him to drink. After drinking some water, he gave me smile besides I saw a striking shine in his eyes. Thenceforth, I started towards my home. After my next day’s office hours, I was startled to see some gathering near that oldman. There was also a policeman doing punchnama (registering death). On enquiry, I was informed that the person on the pavement was ‘no more’! I just felt numb and reminisced with dismay that person’s ‘SMILE’ and twinkle in his eyes and also his wish for some water to drink. I also prayed to our Creator to grant that person peace in His abode. This sort of a smile remains etched in our heart and makes us introspect about impermanence of our existence. Just delusion/maya this life is! What remains is good impressions we create by our daily Karma which will grant us permanent smile.
It can, therefore, be said that a eternal smile can only dawn in us when we say good bye to the delusions of our life. Fragrance of smile can only spread if we ourselves laugh at worldly Maya and have permanent imprints of Smile in us by spreading this smile amongst the people around without bias.