Thursday, August 26, 2010

Tweetposts - 26th Aug 2010, Thursday

Was visiting a doctor's place recently. They had a few photographs all over the clinic which changed the mood (*my* mood) of the visit totally. At the main waiting hall was the huge photograph of Ramana sitting on a hillock with his stick. Inside was the photograph of Ram Surat Kumar (so Radha says) and another portrait of Ramana. Inside the doctor's office was again another photograph of Ramana and Vallalar.

Finally, these verses from Bharathi were framed on the side of a wall.
" தேடிச் சோறுநிதந் தின்று
பல சின்னஞ் சிறுகதைகள் பேசி
மனம் வாடித் துன்பமிக உழன்று
பிறர் வாடப் பல செயல்கள் செய்து
நரை கூடிப் கிழப்பருவம் எய்தி
கொடுங் கூற்றுக் கிரையெனப்பின் மாயும்
பல வேடிக்கை மனிதரைப் போலே
நான் வீழ்வே னென்று நினைத்தாயோ? "

I am not sure if these divinely inspired verses can do with a human translation, but for the benefit of those who don't read Tamil:
"Hunting for scraps of food daily,
And gossiping on meaningless trivia,
Suffering within and spreading it around,
Finally falling old grey haired and 
Becoming fodder for maggots -
Did you really think I will fall like many of these funny men?"

Bharathi was a man who had a Utopian vision sadly lacking in practicality. He had the heart of a lion that growled with fierceness when those around tried to snuff the life force out of him (and with respect to the outside world - succeeded!). Here he is talking to the Divine challenging It to give him a situation where he would fall from his vision. And It tried - hard! and failed. I know he made It proud with his life!

There was one weak moment I was thinking about these verses and then broke down crying - not exactly sure why. But these verses hit so hard, that if they keep playing over and over it will inspire one to do great things! I don't belong to Bharathi's tribe, but I want to - badly!

Back to the doctor's office - the setup is obviously a reflection of the minds of the people who set it up, and it made me happy sitting in that place for a long time. Later, another door opened and I saw the photograph of Shirdi Sai Baba holding his hands up in blessing.

1 comment:

Anupama said...

mind. blown.
Thanks for sharing.

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