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Monday, April 23, 2007

In Pursuit of HappYness - II

This is C's mail to me about an hour ago:
Mere ko aaj kal sab kuch ajeeb sa lagne lag gaya hai.
Happiness has just gone out. Pata nahi kya chahta hun life se
Feeling very low..infact its the lowest I had ever been
Chid chida ho gaya hun
Pick up fights for no issues at all
Bahut ajeeb sa ho gaya hai
Mother this is my confession. Pls pray to God to forgive me and give me happiness.

My reply: ( a temporary remedy)
Close you eyes for a second and try to imagine the happiest memory you can ever recall . Maybe a family vacation together, maybe an award you worked hard for, may be a kind deed you once did or someone did for you
We can't find happiness outside. It's lying within us. So look inside you..
और बोलो- अपर्णा मैया कि.... जय ( and say Hail To Mother Aparna)

*****

अब अंधे को अँधा रास्ता दिखाए तो कैसे ? ( Now, how can a blind show the path to another blind ?)

Kabir said -
Such is true knowledge, O friend-
Those who take refuge in a boat sink midstream;
The shelterless and forlorn, reach the opposite shore.

Those who take the arduous thorny path reach the town;
Who take the easy highway are robbed midway.
In one string all are entangled, be they worldly, be they recluse.

Those who take shelter under the edifice of forms and rituals,
Are rocked and drenched by the storm;
Who remain in the open, Are left dry and safe.

Those wounded by the arrow, Attain everlasting bliss;
They suffer pain and misery who remain unhurt.
Those without eyes see the entire creation;
Who possess eyes remain blind. Says Kabir;
When I realized the truth, I saw the world’s strange character.

*****


We are all blind people groping in darkness. Trying to find one object to hold on to that can give us happiness. And blind as we are, we throw away the gemstones with rough edges and hold on to the pebbles with smooth texture.
Where is the end of the tunnel? Where is the light?
Gaonwalo kuch karo- or else I will become the weeping philosopher and head for the Himalayas for Sanyaas.
I think I need to visit Goa soon.
Need to unwind after I am through with my pending work.

And please pray for my friend. He really needs to have peace with himself.

(Btw,for those who cannot view the Devanagari script:
और बोलो- अपर्णा मैया कि.... जय = Aur bolo Aparna maiya ki.. Jai
and अब अंधे को अँधा रास्ता दिखाए तो कैसे ?= Ab andhe ko andha raasta dikhaye to kaise )

31 comments:

saikat said...

tumne gaaon waalo ko bulaya...aur eeh dekho door pahaadi ke khandaar se gabbar dauda chala aaya :D

teh weeping philospoher cheer up..you should be happy ppl come to u for counselling and they seek help from u..no one dares to come to me for the fear of turning from insaan to insane :P

as u urself said..everyone is groping in darkness...no one knows where life is drifting...but the ppl who survive this are the one..who can still whistle in this darkness...n hearing the echoes of their whistle..find the end of the tunnel..its all about thinking life differently...if u r blindfolded u'll never see light even if its there...but then if life has blindfolded u..rem..it has also given u the power of hearing..so whistle ur way thru...in non phillu sense it simply means ...if u think the way u r thinking...the way u r working...is not helping u reach anywhere and u r lost in aliceland...just change the way..u r looking at life..change the way u r working...maybe the end of the dark tunnel is just a whistle away :)

abt the trip to GOA..aha nice place...u must visit there with a freaking group of frnds...my advise dont tag ur any romantic moron along..or u wont njoy the trip...

Anshul Agrawal said...

very philosphical...

Aparna Kar said...

@saikat
Romantic moron ? Ha ha.. crazy क्या? Romance के लिए तो सारी जिंदगी पडी है .. I am planning to go with my girl firends :P
वैसे तू मेरे जले पे नमक नहीं, sulphuric acid दाल रहा है ! :D

But, if I hit Goa, I will try and get the Icarus tattoo done ... yahoooooooo!

Aparna Kar said...

@anshul
philo aur sophical bhi?
Kya baat kar rahe ho bhai.. itna talent hota to ab tak main "World's youngest CEO" ban chuki hoti.. Em-Be-Yeah karne ki zaroorat kya thi..
*sigh*

arun said...
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saikat said...

lacrus tatoo aha!

Goa trip waah waah!

yeeem beeeee yaaah se expected learning kuch nahii...atleast for me its the case...2 yrs only masti lowest grades :D

tc...

Aparna Kar said...

@saikat
To kya huya.. marketing mein to tu mast tha na.. baaki ethics aur etc bakwaas kaun padhta hai..
Mujhe aaj bhi Recombinant DNA technology ki itni yaad aati hai..kya batau ! :P

Btw, tune TFM ka structure yaad kar liya na?

Sharad Mathur said...

love and peace for all

sharad

saikat said...

@ appu: marketing aha!!! thats the only good thing i studied in life :)

Recombinant DNA Tech...nah nah mujhe nahii padhna *nervous*

TFM --->*trying to recollect* one benzene ring..2 oxygen...3 fluoride...1 NH3 sahi hain kya *nervous*

Aparna Kar said...

@sharad
Great that you believe it :)
Just blogrolled you

Aparna Kar said...

@Saiki
NH2!!!!
Bhool gaye na.. NH3 (ammonia) to compound hai na.. aur jaldi batao benzene ring mein O- k position kya kya hai :D
( I love bullying you...hee hee )

Psst.. we have another biswapremik in our midst :)
WORLD PEACE..AMEN

saikat said...

@ appu: aila shit *nervous* *biting the non existing nails* hmmm ahemmm *clears throat* *shouts* 2nd and 4th *and runs away in fear* :D

biswapremik *sigh* is a far better option than biswashramik that we are *cry*

mummy mujhe ghar jaana hain..pak gaya hoon subah se time waste ooh shit *looks whether any one is looking* matbal kaam kar karke :P

Aparna Kar said...

@saiki
Tere office wale mera blog link bhi block na kar de :P
Position 2 aur 5 hai baache.. waise pappu tu pass ho gaya.. ab ghar ja aur khana kha k so ja..

Aparna Kar said...

aur ha... pleeeeeeeeeeease naha bhi lena :))

saikat said...

@ appu: ya khana to khana hain...par sona nahii hain...kal subah jaldi kuch kaam hain...waise prime time bhi hain..to sona kahaa hain :D

oye papu paas hui gawa ..ooo pappu paas hui gawa..oye pappu ki pappi sabko dairly milk khilane ka..aur poore bill ash ke sasur ke upad daalne ka :D

saikat said...

@ appu: mere nal main paani nahii aa raha hain :D

aur waise bhi main to ab bath tub ka sapna dekh raha hoon :P *dreaming*

Aparna Kar said...

@saikat
Aish k sasurji k ghar already Income Tax walo ki raid padne wali hai.. tu aur kharcha mat badha.. aaj prime time nahi hai. Co-anchor ko kuch kaam hai.. kal milengey..isi jagah, isi waqt.. tab tak k liye.. alvida, sabba khair, sayonara
*ting tong*

Aparna Kar said...

@ saiki

Abbe o! Tu Delhi kaam se aa raha hai k company k paise se nahane aa raha hai!!!

saikat said...

hehehe kaam kis kambhakt ko karna hain..apun ko to bath tub main nahana hain..abhi hotel waalo ka phone aaya sir kaun si gaddi bhejoo...main socha bol doon..gaddi ki kisko padhi hain..ek sundar kanya ko chauffeur banake bhej dena :D

chalo no prime time koi gal nahii...kal phone karta hoon...dilli ke kisi kone se :D

main aur mera bath tub kabhi kabhi ye baatein kartein hain..ye soap bubble bada hota aisa hota..ye thoda rangila hota to kaisa hota :D:D:D:D

Aparna Kar said...

Abbe tu kal aa raha hai?
Mujhe laga tu parso aayega.. Shayed mujhe kal bhi yehi laga tha.. yaane ki.. aaj jab kal tha tab.. wow!
Time sure flies...
Aur chauffer mangwa k kya Delhi darshan karna hai tujhe..:P
Burbak!

Aparna Kar said...

Aur ek baat bataiyo- yeh Leicester, Hinckley wala kya chakkar hai?
TNT

Aparna Kar said...

Yeh le- tere GK k liye

>Who invented the shower ?


Abhi apun kalti marta hai Mamu..

saikat said...

heehaaw apun kal subah subah pahuuchne wala hain :D ..sundar chauffer agar hogi to dilli darshan karne ka mazaa hi kuch aur hain :D

gk strong hui gawa apun ka ...TNT ka chakkar baad main explain karing :)

chal abhi mamu packing karne ko kalti maaring :D

tc..

arun said...

For ur friend...let me put it as simple as i can...

Don't wish for happiness...its materialistic and short lived...Peace is eternity...If i am given an option for Happy Life or Peaceful Life...i would prefer Peaceful Life...i donno abt u and ur friend...

...i too unwind..the moment i think i need to unwind...i jus take a nap on the desk itself...Damn, who bother the world ! :-)...anyway if u make the trip..hav a nice time!

Chad Oneil said...

Thanks for stopping by my Blog. I'm glad one of my pics could make your day.

I like what you wrote in your profile, "Life isn't a book to read, it's a journal to write." Very true.

passer by said...

transliteration at last :)..got to work on the matras though..

as for kabir..every one is entitled to a perception and this one may be his..

remember Antonio "I know not why I am sad, it wearies me and you say it wearies you"..the conclusion of the dialog was he was sad because he was not happy..man must make the effort to reverse this..

decide for urself..whose existence is based on whose absence..

and to your friend..take him to Goa along ..he'll become cheerful..but beware of the sunburns..

Aparna Kar said...

@arun
I wished him "peace with himself."
I think that's the most important thing in life. When you can accept yourself as you are, it's maturity you have attained. And peace in its absolute form.

Waise, I like your idea of dozing off at the desk, it's my fav passtime after lunch too :P Energizes you to work more efficiently after that.
But to make up for that one hour of nap you have to cut down talking over the phone, frequenting the loo, taking coffee breaks and whiling away near the water cooler :P
But worth it I guess :)

Aparna Kar said...

@chad
My pleasure- you really have uploaded some cool photos. Btw, I just blogrolled you.. found some awesome blogs this week :)

Aparna Kar said...

@passer by
Yeah . Thanks for the tip on transliteration.
Aaha Act 1 , Scene 1. Merchant of Venice
It was more of a monologue than a dialogue if you ask me. He seemed to be talking more to himself than to Salario or Solanio .

The whole para read:
In sooth I know not why I am so sad,
It wearies me: you say it wearies you;
But how I caught it, found it, or came by it,
What stuff it is made of, whereof it is born, I am to learn:
And such a want-wit sadness makes of me,
That I have much ado to know my self


Antonio's sadness has made critics and philosophers wonder for years and no one could reach a definite conclusion. But one thing is clear- he knows not why he is so sad. And that makes things only worse.
When we know our source of unhappiness we can try and find a remedy for it.
That is where psychological counseling comes into aid. A professional psychologist tries and helps a patient find that" source" of mental ailment.

Btw, I can't accept your suggestion to take my friend along with me.
Never get involved with your patient emotionally :P
Aur phir meri bhi life hai bhai... there's something called "freedom"
If I go at all I'd prefer going out with my gal pals...totally chicks' party.. bindaas , mast.. no boyfriend or husband or potential boyfriend along PLEASE!

ketki said...

thats something like philosophy personified!

sushant said...

bhagwaan aapke friend ka bhala kare
aur
aparna maiya ki jai