Friday, July 8, 2011

Life’s like that

Life is a tale told by an idiot ‑ full of sound and fury, signifying nothing, according to Shakespeare.
However, Tamil poet Avvaiyar, saw life differently. Asked what is rare in life, she replied, “Rare it is to be born a human. Rarer it is to be born without disabilities - like blind or deaf. Even if one attains human birth without disabilities, it is rarer to be born with knowledge and wisdom. If s/he has these two also, it’s very rare to have a heart for charity and penance. These two traits open the gates of heaven.”
When my brother’s family was going through a tough time, I told his son, “Life’s a battle zone. Keep fighting with a smile. Let the driver (God, truth, whatever) run the vehicle. After all, the destination is fixed.” Thankfully, he managed well so far.
I feel life is just like a boat drifting along where the wind takes it.
No wonder, when a thinker was asked whether he believed in destiny or free will, he replied, “Of course, free will. I am destined to say so.”

24 comments:

  1. words of wisdom indeed....!
    a smile is a solution to all problems :)

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  2. So True.. Smile pushes away all negative energy around and keeps us going forward with life. Smile and spread the smile.

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  3. hmmm...so nice...words of wisdom....

    Thanks !

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  4. We need bloggers like you to keep up the spirits of people around. very valuable post!

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  5. Hey Chits,

    I reckon that was me , which u were refering to... u r my inspiration and i owe a lot to what u have been to me...Am growin , shall keep growing unleashing all the boundries...Ruthless aggression with smart brains is all we need.... Cheers mate...all my success is dedicated to you...

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  6. Loved it...true to its every word :)

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  7. Perspectives can make all the difference!

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  8. I always believe life will take where it has planned to so chill and enjoy what u r getting & wherever it lands you :)

    I always love the life experiences u share here :)

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  9. “Life’s a battle zone. Keep fighting with a smile."
    Well said !

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  10. 'I am destined to say so' hilarious! God bless your brother's son, Ramesh!

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  11. Very nice. Share more of Miss. Avvayar's please...

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  12. after losing my father recently..i am feeling for the first time how special it is to have loved ones...
    ur words are very true!!!

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  13. The thinker's reply was brilliant..

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  14. Lovely post. Met someone who is an palmist and he said that our lives could be either ruled by our destiny which makes up 80% of what we are or the last 20% of free will. And to quote Jerry Pinto, I'd say, "We always have a choice to make..." :)

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  15. I love the Tamil poet's view. Life is so complex and means different things to different people. To me, surely it means free will :).

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  16. I also think we are destiny's children. We need to control our sails well.

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  17. Avvaiyar..I am really happy to see someone talk about the likes of avvaiyar and vazhuvar...i am just so frutsrtaed about tagore yapping from my bong frens.. great philosophy there bro..cheers

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  18. i remember those words of avvaiyar..and of course KB sundarambal..these are short crisp, and lovely posts..

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