Sunday, May 9, 2010

the seventh horse on ferarri

क्षमा शोभती ऊस भुजंग को ,जिसके पास गरल हो;
उसका क्या जो दंतहीन विषरहित विनीत सरल हो ...
Years back, i memorized this stanza from the famous कुरुक्षेत्र , a poem by Shri Ramdhari
Singh Dinker.
it was so apt..the erstwhile Yudhisthir to talk of penance, charity, truth, duty, commitment, and sacrifice.
but its really not worth it
the world doesn't appreciate it, because u must be someone before you do all this.
Today, if Iraq says we forgive the US of A, for every crime they committed on our soil, who the hell cares!
if the U.S.A does the same then: well , that is forgiveness
One of the bestsellers of our generation, THE MONK WHO SOLD HIS FERRARI , deals with a similar concept, the one i liked better ,though ,was Ravi Subramaniam's version I BOUGHT THE MONK'S FERRARI..
he is quite clear about it..
to give up a Ferrari, u must possess one first.
that includes putting every inch of your body and soul into your work to earn it,
and then you appreciate the value of that Ferrari, it then means the most to you
and then to give it away.....
well the world will notice
it makes a real difference
90% of us live in a dreamy state of work culture, living in boundaries - set and determined by others- without realizing, why we are doing ,what?
Ask us, we say' we are working....very busy'
Ask us TO WHAT? we are foxed..
To what end are we working???
Do we have our Ferrari somewhere in sight, 10 years from now? 20 years from now?
Or do we expect someone to give it to us!
I think our commonest excuse is who needs a Ferrari?
I do not really want to show off!
How many people have a Ferrari anyway,and see they are happy !
Do you think a Ferrari will make you truly happy?
what subtle escapism behind our basic weaknesses, our failures
and all of us sigh each time a Ferrari passes us by...
this is us
who is the worlds greatest philanthropist?
warren buffet , bill gates?
two of the richest men on this earth
between themselves they donated about $80 billion dollars....
why are we appreciating them ?
we honor them because they made that much of a fortune first, they made it themselves, it was theirs to give away
i give to charity too
a mere 100 rs-2000 rs a month,i say well thats good enough,i make less so i give less..
why is my charity anyway less than theirs?
because its not worth it,
Each drop goes into making the ocean they say
but remember, its easier if u have a sea or a river to give..
u get noticed
the seventh horse needs to rise from the 90% populace,find his way out , make a difference
needs to live
not just survive
he fell in love
he said i'll give my life for you
she asked -and what is your life worth anyway?


  1. Great to hear from you again after a long hiatus. Yes, we are gradually encouraging robotification of values.Soon you may find "programmed humans" shall they talk in money language? The ferrari is an amazing feat of art but I don't think I would like to get in ... the distance between it and the ground is too long....Enjoyed the post.

  2. thats where you are wrong.its the lowest car around.
    by the by,it is more important to understand the moral value of the Ferrari before we start criticizing it

  3. It’s very much in vogue to connect responsibility with profitability. An alternative and perhaps more cynical, way to interpret the mild correlation is to suggest that it’s good morally, but not too good's your way my dear to choose among the interpretations...

    I heard somewhere, the more hazardous waste a factory emits, the more socially responsible it is and hence the more conscious welfare optimization program it has to take care of for the sake of self existence....and this relationship has a multiplier effect

    Rigidity of soul, (if any) is Their problem...7th horse in order to come out of the below 90% of mass has to be prudently progressive in thoughts and approach, I would like to ask it to feel free...not to give a damn about it

  4. I completely agree to what you say about what is acknowledged n appreciated n what goes completely unnoticed....wat touched me most is...."needs to live
    not just survive"....that need...needs to be felt n acted upon....awareness about it is only the first step.....:)n also the biggest one