Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Back and grouchy with it

Ramakrishna Paramahamsa says, ‘Supreme wisdom or Vijnana is to see all beings permeated by the spirit of God.’ Loving God and hating his bandhe is a contradiction. In short, love everyone.

Like the noisy, whining brats on the train yesterday; their parents who unapologetically inflicted two hyperactive ticketless boys on the rest of us, hogged the berths and left us with cramped legs and headaches; the other woman who simply wouldn’t wouldn’t shut up about the inadequate AC, the pathetic service from the railways, and the fraudulent nature of soup dispensing pantry wallahs who wouldn’t return the two-rupee change.

Even those? Am not quite there with the vijnana, I don’t think. I'll go with Charles Schulz: I love mankind. It's the people I can't stand.

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