Wednesday, September 20

this one i read recently

There was a merchant in Baghdad who sent his servant to market to buy provisions and in a little while the servant came back, white and trembling, and said, Master, just now when I was in the market-place I was jostled by a woman in the crowd and when I turned I saw it was death that jostled me. She looked at me and made a threatening gesture; now, lend me your horse, and I will ride away from this city and avoid my fate. I will go to Samarra and there death will not find me. The merchant lent him his horse, and the servant mounted it, and he dug his spurs in its flanks and as fast as the horse could gallop he went.
Then the merchant went down to the market place and he saw me standing in the crowd and he came to me and said, why did you make a threatening gesture to my servant when you saw him this morning? That was not a threatening gesture, I said, it was only a start of surprise. I was astonished to see him in Baghdad, for I had an appointment with him tonight in Samarra.

Wednesday, September 6

is it is so sad?

today, i sorted out a 'misunderstanding' with someone :) it feels nice

i lost-nay, to be precise, someone picked my cell.
day before:
i almost crushed a puppy beneath my wheels:(:(:(
then, i was extra cautious for the rest of the day, so in order to avoid a lazy bones, which was spread out in the middle of a narrow by -lane; took a deep cut and scratched a car parked on the other side:(

but, after all this and having finally gotten rid of that stupid cell fone, went and watched munna bhai. wow! what a movie it is. enjoyed myself throughly:):):)

woh kehten hain na
main zindagi ka saath nibhata chala gaya/
harr fikra ko dhuen main udata chala gaya/
barrbaadiyon ka shok manana fizul tha/
barrbadiyon ka jashna manata chala gaya/

ok, agreed its not all that sad stuff, parr fir bhi marne mainkya jaata hai??

Tuesday, September 5

words of wisdom

someone once said:
flow with the flow...but don't forget your life jacket!!!

how i wished. it is a strange thing.

when i took my walk down the memory lane
i remembered the feel of it
a sweet agony that i longed- so much
to have me in its embrace
it is a strange thing
far from thought or sense
least of all logic
but it is the heart that is the vicious master
brain is my good friend
it is the heart that is my master..relentless and unpardoning
let me integrate the two
how i wish...
i may so one day

Monday, September 4

curse of matrix

i see so much struggle around me that i wonder where is it all headed? is it all a great, big illussion that all humans are cursed to live in??
i am reminded of a story from mahabharta: when the king of hastinapur (he was probably named shantanu) put across his marriage proposal to ganga (the river goddess); she agreed but on one precondition : that the king would never ever question her on whatever she does.
shantanu agreed, assured that he was going to have no ordinary person, but ganga herself as a life mate.
they were married and soon, the king was delighted to be informed that he was going to be a father. moments after the royal couple had their first child, ganga picked up the infant and went beside the river bank and drowned the baby to its death!!
quite naturally the father was shocked beyond belief, but he kept quiet, bound by his pledge, or else his lovely wife would leave him immediately.
the same cycle went on for other offsprings as well, till the last one, when the king could not bear the trauma any longer and with a heavy heart broke his pledge..well aware that he would find an answer to the primary concern of his life, but would have to live the rest of his life without the companionship of his beloved wife.
ganga, the river godess, then told him that in reality, all of their previous children were actually the inhabitants of the kingdom of the gods- the indralok. however,they had been cursed to visit the mrityu lok, as a reprimand for some mistake that they had made. however, when they pleaded for forgiveness, they were suggested a solution, that although they would have to take birth as mortals but would be spared the rest of the curse, because ganga who was going to be their mother would end their life as soon as they were to be born. however the last child, was not spared from the curse, and he was to pre- destined to lead a human life and live the whole punishment.
this child grew up to be bhishma.