How often when we are lost
or in pain, we cry out to God—
even if we don’t believe in the one who is
both father & mother—
And how often we are met with a wall of silence,
and wrongly assume, that is no answer.
So we believe God must not exist.
Perhaps what we miss is how God
you so desperately seek
awaits, just there—in the silence.
Darshan-abhilashi: (Hindi) Someone who desires (abilasha) to get a meeting (darshan) with someone else. Mostly used in the context of devotees wanting to have a glance of their God. Or for people desiring an audience with the king.