The twins in the mother's womb were uninformed and
unaware at the beginning.
As the weeks followed each other, they grew. Their
hands, feet, organs began to develop. Meanwhile, they
began to notice what was happening around. As
they came to know more of the comfortable and safe
place they were in, their happiness was augmented.
They always said to each other the same thing:
" Having come to the womb, living here... how
wonderful, isn't it?? Ah, how beautiful the life is!"
As they grew, they set off to explore the world they
were living in. Indeed, what was the source of life?
And searching this, they came across the cord
connecting them to their mother. They detected it was
by this very cord that they were effortlessly nurtured
in comfort and safety...
"How ample it is, our mother's grace and affection!
She sends us all we need via this cord..."
Now that months were passing by, the twins were
rapidly growing. In other words, they were getting
closer to the "end of the road." As they watched,
in awe, these changes, they began to receive the signs
of departure: leaving, one day, this world of beauty.
They began to feel these signs even more strongly, as
they neared the ninth month. One of the twins, growing
anxious of the situation, asked the other:
"What is happening? What is the meaning to all
The other was more serene and self-contained. Besides,
the place they were in, often did not satisfy him and
he desired a larger realm. He replied:
"All these imply that we will not be able to stay in
this world far longer."
And added: "We are coming to the end of our lives
"But I do not want to go!" cried the other. "I want to
stay forever here..."
"There's nothing we can do. And perhaps, there is life
"How this could be, after the cord that gives us life
is cut off?" replied the other. "If the cord that
gives us life is cut, how can we remain alive,
tell me?!... And look! there have been others here
before us and then they have left. None have returned
that one could tell there was life after birth... No,
this will be the end of everything..."
Having said all these, he added: "And perhaps there is
"There must be" rejected the other. "How otherwise
could we have come here, how could we survive?"
"Have you ever seen our mother?" insisted the other.
"Maybe, she exists only in our minds. Maybe we have
made it all up, for the mere thought of having a
mother eased us..."
And thus passed their last days in the womb with
profound questionings and debates.
Eventually, the time of birth came. The twins, when
they left their world of comfort, opened their eyes to
another world... and they began to weep tears
of joy... For the scenery they saw, was even beyond
Sent by Madhri Roy.