Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Candle light wisdom

Talented people do not show off, but half-baked ones do.
I heard a story about genius Tamil poet Bharati.
Bharati went to a zoo with his wife. He saw a lion inside a cage and asked the watchman, “Can I shake hands with the lion?”
“Why the heck do you want to do that for?” asked the baffled guard.
“It is because he is the King of the Jungle and I am a King of Poems. Protocol demands that kings shake hands,” replied Bharati humorously.
“Wait, let me pray to God to give good sense to the lion,” pitched in his wife.
While most such men of intellect are simple souls, some gain pleasure insulting others.
One egoistic philosopher wanted to prove his knowledge to a shepherd.
Pointing his finger at a lit-up candle, he asked, “Do you know where this fire comes from.”
The shepherd instantly blew out the fire and replied, “Tell me where the fire has gone now and I will tell you where it came from.”

29 comments:

  1. really enjoying your short humorous posts RR :)

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  2. Wow.. Loved both the stories :))

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  3. :)
    love the humor ..BTW where do you get them??
    is it an experience??

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  4. Honestly I am baffled by the lion story - what does it really mean?? Who insulted who? The wife? Bharathi? Guard? or the lion?!

    Please explain...

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  5. Shephard turned out to be most intelligent

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  6. Ramesh bhai...at your best yet again...:)
    hahaha...laughing out loud sitting in office at the wit of the shepherd...visualizing the face of that egoistic philosopher...if i may suggest, you get a cartoonist from your newspaper office and tell him to draw this scene...that would be lovely! sorry for the free suggestion...jst that i cudnt control my laughter...:D:D:D

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  7. lol!!! :) How have u been sir?

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  8. lol!! Hope the philosopher had a proper reply to that one.

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  9. I would have let that poet shake hands with the king of jungle .. from poet he wud be a NO MORE POET..


    Bikram's

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  10. Loved the last one ... very witty.
    Seriously, some people love to show off..blow their own trumpets !

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  11. Ramesh, these are the days of social networking. Talented people show off too :).

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  12. Rameshji,
    How are you? See who's showing off his ...teeth;)

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  13. Loving your sense of fun, these say a lot in few words.

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  14. good one! shameless display of knowledge is so irritating..I feel like kicking that person..literally

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  15. ha ha...nice stories :) good pieces of wisdom, we do need such reminders sometimes to tackle when we are in similar situations!! :)

    Thanks for sharing Bro!! Cheers!! :)

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  16. Fantastic Buddy! Are you a public speaker? If yes...u r one amazing one! Kudos...Loved ur post as always!

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  17. The one on the candle is really good

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  18. really good, wisdom and humor...

    thanks for sharing

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  19. This was really good. Humorous and candid at the same time:)

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  20. Tell me where it went,and I will tell you where it came from.

    Wonderful words ramesh Ji. Those intellect's folly is our fun :-)

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  21. Wonderful! Love the wit in your posts.

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