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Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Lakhs & Crores of people are ahead of me and lakhs are behind me, we are all running

“Where are we going?” I asked some one by my side.

“People ahead of us are clear about the destination, they know everything. So we are following them.”

“People behind us can also think like that, so could the assumption be wrong?” I said.

He stared at me and started running.

“What can we see at the end of our journey?” I enquired another.

“You can reach glittering heaven and God will welcome us there”.

“Is there any one who has seen this and returned or some one who can confirm this?”

“You are an atheist and you will not achieve anything and you will never allow any one else to achieve”. He cursed me and went ahead.

Without giving up, I asked the next guy, “Why are we running?” He said “Our legs are created for running and we have been trained to run and so we are running.”

“If we have been trained to stand, relax and sit then can we conclude that legs are for that only?”

“Your argument is eccentric, you could have asked this to some one who is sitting.” said he in a hostile tone.

I asked a man who is sitting by the side “Why all these people are running and why you are relaxing?”

He laughed and said” Is the question yours or some one else asked you this?”

“It is mine” I said.

“In that case, bury all that you know, close your eyes & ears and look in wards, deeper and deeper, concentrate, contemplate. You will understand everything.”

“Do all of you know the answers to those questions in your minds?”

He laughed and said “Not only among those who are here, but also among those who are running, there could be some one who knows the answers. But most of the people are seekers and some act as though they know the answer.”

I stopped running
I am not sitting
I am standing
I feel that I have understood everything.
I feel that I have not understood anything.

Ultimately it feels like back to square one.

(Translated from Tamil with permission from

My perception of the conclusion is as follows.

The person who can asks 'why' is awake and aware. If he wants to run he can, understanding the fact that the joy is in running. If he wants to sit and relax he can enjoy that too. Standing offers both choices to sit or to run.

So now I can join a Sri Krishna bajan, so that I sail with the devotees and get Prasatham (Snacks) which I relish much without bothering about Bagavat Gita.
(Ref. My post worshiping SriKrishna)

I can feel proud of the Microwave oven without ever using it.
(Ref: My post on How we add things to our houshold)

I can cherish as an employer and guide the employees to cherish too.
(Ref:My post on How much you cherish as an entrepreneur)

So I can stop giving suggestions, stop expressing the analytical outlook and confine to only appreciation & encouragement, so that I am liked by all.
I have to periodically endorse the views of the society.

So I feel the above passage explains how people get convinced .This will help the readers to learn perfectly to fit into the GLOBALISATION. If some one comes for counseling then we can understand what is expected out of us. They only need more points to justify their action and they look for endorsement, appreciation (without revealing that you have understood their clever manipulations and cunning moves)

We can encourage them to proceed in their chosen direction because there are always lakhs and crores of others ahead of them in the very same direction.



  1. Any literary work attains perfection only when it is understood in its exact dimension. The author feels proud of it on seeing the interpretations. Mr. Venkat's translation of my work ''THEDAL” in Tamil reveals a deeper understanding and the interpretation makes me proud.

    However sharp a tool could be, it can never feel proud but only when it is skillfully handled, the tool earns the appreciation it deserves. 'The Perpetual Search' stands as an evidence of this fact.