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EQUILIBRIUM IN LIFE

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Peace in Life is all about equilibrium.

There is an analogy in Nature itself.

Tranquility prevails in Nature so long as there is equilibrium…. i.e a balance of natural forces.

If there is an imbalance of air pressure, Nature brings back balance through hurricanes and tornadoes, causing, in the process property destruction, loss of lives and other calamities.

Earthquakes and resulting havoc are due to a shift in the delicate balance among the tectonic plates underneath.

Tranquility for humans also can be achieved only through equilibrium and conscious balancing in every aspect of life.

In relationships:
You need to identify your most important relationships...after all you have many roles to play… as a spouse, a son or daughter, a sister or brother and so on. You have to consciously maintain a proper balance (by doing tight rope walking, if required) to ensure peace and harmony in all these relationships and among your various roles. Tilting in any one direction (or even a perceived tilt) can cause emotional storms.

In desires:
Needless to say, a perfect balance between ‘want to have’ and ‘can have’, whatever be the nature of desire, is most desirable to avoid disasters of the physical, financial or emotional kind.

At work:
Many relationships have suffered at the altar of work, due to over diligence and ambition. Also, many careers have nosedived due to neglect of work for family’s sake.











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There must of course be several such examples in the various languages ‘spooken’ in our delightful India.




RIGHT WRONG

Seeing her eyes glow in excitement,
Obviously though she has it all wrong,
I rush to grab the correction opportunity,

Till I have another look at the gleam in her eyes.

Hell, I think, let me be wrong a hundred times over,
If only to preserve that glorious joy,

Rather than prove her wrong
And watch her enthusiasm wither.

THULABARAM

There is, in the Lord's Abode in Guruvayoor,
A common balance for weighment of offerings.

It's called Thulabaram.

Only, it is anything but common.

A priest there is entrusted the task
Of weighing the offerings you committed
To Lord Krishna.

It may be a few kilos of some vegetable
Or fruit, grains or sugar or what you will.


But it got to be necessarily what you committed!

For,

Have seen with my own eyes
The priest struggling to weigh
A couple of kilos or maybe three
Of a certain vegetable, think it was yam.

But it simply wouldn't balance, though he
Kept on heaping the yam on it!

Then, on the priest's asking,
The devotee said he had thought
Of a different vegetable, maybe raw banana,

But had settled for yam since he couldn't
Get the banana.

The priest quickly removed the yam
Asked the devotee to be back
With the vegetable committed!

Only then, the priest said with conviction,

The weighment would happen.