Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Life of purpose

It happened a fortnight ago. That day I felt uneasy for unknown reasons. I mentioned to my senior colleague my worry whether I would be able to meet my dad during my planned visit to India in July.
That night, I had unusually kept my mobile away. When the phone bell rang early morning, I struggled to pick it up and got the deadly message from my sister: “Dad is dead.”
Time heals. We have reconciled to the fact that he is no more. He lived a king’s life until 90, thoroughly honest and never was hospitalized. His purpose of life was to live a life of purpose.
Most relatives were around. I asked them what was happening in Chennai and they narrated some incidents:
*A couple bought plastic items at an exhibition and were travelling on a bike with their baby. A bucket fell on the road. The wife dropped the child to pick it up, but the baby crawled and was crushed by a truck.
* My friend’s neighbour, a rich man, had a heart attack. My friend rushed him to hospital and informed his son who was in the US. The son’s reaction: “Is he in the ICU? Show him on the Webcam.” 
* A man begging near the beach was identified as a millionaire. “Why are you doing this?” asked a friend. “This is to shame my sons who have ignored me,” came the reply.
Life is strange indeed.

25 comments:

  1. As you said Ramesh time heals ...

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  2. Life is funny ....the kind of incidents you have narrated are happening indeed.. may God give 'SU-BUDDHI' to this generation kids.

    Ramesh, I had tagged you in a post( I am Tagged)..you can take it up when you feel like.

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  3. compared to those instances, you have been much more blessed as you know.

    my condolences for you and your family. prayers

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  4. You are a blessed man, Ramesh. And more blessed was your dad. Who lives a good 90 these days? I am sure he had a fulfilling life and was called back by the Creator when the purpose was done.

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  5. May the soul of your father rest in peace..

    yes, time is not only the best healer but the best teacher as well.

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  6. Life sometimes it really unfair, but these incidents teach us a lot. We need to move on!

    May your father RIP!
    Sorry for your loss!

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  7. One of the most touching things I've read .

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  8. The incidents you have mentioned have a lot of deeper meaning...

    and as you mentioned "Time heals"

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  9. Your dad lived a full life and was healthy and happy. That is really the most important thing in life. You will always miss him, but time will surely lessen the pain.

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  10. hmm....I can understand your grief...

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  11. I have a strong belief in ones Destiny.

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  12. May the departed soul move on to a new journey. May the family have the strength to believe in it and take it with faith in God. The departed soul is always reachable when you think of him with love and great affection. In your urgent time of need, his guidance and love will come back into your life without even you knowing. That is my prayer for you, Ramesh Ji.

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  13. That's very sad news. Take care & be good. May your dad's soul rest in peace.

    Life is unfair and deaths are the cruelest thing to happen! RIP uncle.

    May lord give u n ur family members strength & calm.

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  14. Very rarely I come across such heart touching posts of urs..else all your post set us Laughing..
    Indeed world has turned to such a pitiful place...m

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  15. I'm sorry for your loss. Time is the best healer and no words can fill the void. Prayer and Peace!

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  16. My prayers are with you and the departed good soul..Happy to see you back with your posts

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  17. hey Ramesh, condolences to your family on your father's passing away. Knowing you through your writings, I am sure he might have been a great man too..

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  18. Sorry to hear this! As some one said...he was called after the purpose of life was over,the creator called him back!
    May his soul rest in peace!

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  19. ..very sad to know about your father,,,blessed are those who have parents till age of 90..
    you are the lucky one!
    my condolences to you and your family member's ..may his soul rest in peace.

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  20. Life is unpredictable sometimes, we never know what tomorrows gonna bring us!!

    He was a great man, may his soul rest in peace!!

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  21. Your Father was Really Lucky to have lived a great Life till his 90s, and to have never been Hospitalized. May his Soul Rest in Peace!

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  22. Life of purpose indeed! That is what we need to celebrate...Everyone comes and goes away but how many can claim to have led a life of purpose? You are blessed!

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  23. So lucky to have had a long and what sounds like a largely healthy life, your father was obviously much blessed.

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  24. what an amazing thought to read before i go to sleep tonight ! we all r blessed to be healthy n hearty n hv d love n protection of our families.

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  25. Just as much as you were blessed to have a Dad like him he was blessed to have a son like you!

    Very sad stories you shared...

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