And Some…They Couldn’t Find

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Woh Sham…

Woh Sham...

 

It was then the days eased away into pleasant evenings.

Now…a day ends on a mere night:-(

 

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Source: Unknown author, vide K Gopalaswamy/Khare

 

 

Bonfire

Sanmargam

Isn’t it strange…

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we make Ravana to set him on fire (later)?

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A Seer Sees It…Differently

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The two sishya’s (disciples) were arguing over some matter.

The voices and the tempers were raising, not realizing the seer was close by.

The seer hoped they would quickly reach a closure.

But it was not to be. It went on for a while.

The seer decided to intervene. He walked up to them and requested them to sort things out amicably without sullying the decorum of the Mutt (institution).

A visitor around at that time observed all that happened.

Politely approaching the seer he asked him why he did not order the errant sjshya’s sternly to behave themselves. After all they were followers of the Mutt. Why make a polite request?

‘You must have read stories about our Rishi’s,’ the seer said to the visitor. ‘And, how predators (tigers) and preys (deer) drank water from the same pond side by side in the ashram’s of our venerable Rishi’s.’

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The Thorns Tell You…

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The thorns hurting my feet

tell me. Sir,

surely there’re roses

blooming in my path.

 

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Tyranny Of Numbers

Sanmargam

at the work-place, in the community…

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Sage Vyasa Earns A Respite…

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Enjoy this literary gem from the inexhaustible treasure of Mahabharatha!

The story how Mahabharatha was recorded goes like this: Sage Vyasa managed to get Vinayaka as his scribe for the task upon one condition: Vyasa must narrate without a single pause. The sage accepted it with one proviso: Vinayaka must understand what is being said before writing it down. This innocuous ‘clause’ put to good use enabled Vyasa to compose the epic without a break!

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Here’s an instance where the sage used a brilliant literary artifice to gain time:

Background: It is in Virata Parva. The mandated year of remaining incognito had just expired for the Pandava’s. Duryodhana labouring under a miscalculation amassed his troops in full strength and raided the border areas of Virata herding away their cattle. This was planned to draw the Pandava’s out prematurely from their hiding and thus gyp them of their rights once more…

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