GUEST COLUMN: Dr. N Prabhudev
The enemy of truth is not falsehood; it is the Illusion of Truth!
Trust the one who could see three things in you, sorrow behind your smile, and love behind your anger and meaning behind your silence. Trust cannot be repaired. It takes years to build and seconds to breach. We all lie and lie often. Many prefer gentle lies to harsh truths!
I had always believed that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. Not anymore! Wonder if truth ever required evidence to survive and triumph! The judges sitting in the high pedestal of judgment don’t trust you. The Truth, the whole truth and nothing but the whole Truth-You swear in the court with your hand on Bhagavad Gita. They ask for Evidence -credible and irrevocable! Let us suffer for speaking the truth, than let truth to suffer for want of speaking. Two lies don’t make a truth. Naked truth is stark truth. It is not about nudity – what we hide is naked.
Regardless of how long a man lives – life is short. Time is long but passes quickly. Future is promised to no one. We see many virtues that we do not have. The real battle of life is not with those who think differently from us. It is against our bloated ego. We live in a distorted daze and a whirlwind of haze.
My Prayer today : May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human, enough hope to make you happy and enough money to keep you comfortable! Never regret anything that has once made you smile.
When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life. Now that I am old I know – it is. I’ve been poor and I’ve been rich. Rich is better.
If you walk continuously along a straight path, you will never be found again. Be on a cyclical path. You are back at the starting point and eventually cover endless distance. Nature favours a cyclical path.
Forgive soon and never forget!
Only When They Come to Me First” and ask my forgiveness, will I ever forgive them. Never, until then. No- let not ego stifle your inherent goodness. The hurt is more when someone you care hurts. Forgiveness is giving up my right to hate you for hurting me. Be reasonably sure that the act won’t reoccur. Don’t overflow with mercy and grace when you have been wronged. Forgiveness doesn’t minimize or justify the hurt. Forgive without forgetting their names. Forgive but once.
Values matter most when they are least convenient. People who only want you when they need you, don’t deserve you. This doesn’t mean that they’re bad people. Sometimes you win, and sometimes you learn. You don’t deserve anyone who makes you sad. Have someone who makes you smile.
It will be okay! Being in denial or even disconnected with life, we’re simply giving a big hug to ourselves. I love you too is an often used harmless lie. Truthfully yours/ sincerely yours is what you append every letter you write! Truthful lips endure forever. A lying tongue lasts only a moment. Two half-truths don’t make one truth! We often get to hear- I know we disagree but you have your Truth and I have my Truth. These are beliefs and not truths. Kindness counts. truth should always be shared with kindness.
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