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
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?