Tuesday, 23 October 2007

idly thinking...

While sitting idly in the puja room of my house - into a thinking mode and not actually doing prayers :) my attention was drawn by a small insect coming towards me. With a soft bristled brush , I push that insect far from me in a different direction. That force of my hand shoved it off into a different direction , unknown to it, yet it started its journey back towards me.

There was some sense of purpose that it had to pursue that made it still carry on its mission towards where it was heading previously despite the fact that it was shoved off from that place. For the second time I did the same , this time in a different direction again than the last one , and yet that little creature with its persistence, perserverance and sense of purpose trotted its journey to its thought destination... this continued for other few couple of times with the same result. I was amused to see the perseverance of that insect.!

It made me think that whatever the force, unknown to that insect, that came to hamper its journey to its destination , it still made efforts to continue its mission undeterred. Point to take..!!

Though the last time I shoved it off, it tried different ways to reach the destination - trying to climb wall and then move horizontal to the destination, walking side by side to the base of the wall.. etc , but this time I could see it was really struggling to find its way back.. I didnt wait to see if it actually followed the lost path or not..I hope it did!!!


Such is our Life........!!!!

10 comments:

(¯`•._.•[Raaji]•._.•´¯) said...

very true. God has His ways to let us know that we should never give up. I am glad you are able to see the little sign life presents us to hold on to hope and move forward.
Wonderful post!

Kanan said...

Reminds me of the 24 gurus that Bhagwan Dattatreya had made in His life, some of them being insects. Like your post says there is so much to learn from all those little things around us. We often forget to learn from them.

drhemani said...

Good one...

But amuse to know that you were just passing time in the pooja room... he he he

chinmai said...

@raaji : thanks
@kanan : thanks for that info. wasnt aware of the same.
@vimalbhai: thanks , was trying to be meditative ;)hehe

Kanan said...

You're very welcome, Chinmai. You can read those on here.

CM-Chap said...

That's good one.

BTW... I never know philosphy's can be rolled out from Pooja room. :-)

Bhavesh said...

hmmm nice observation..

BTW this reminds me of one of the apology shlokas!! asking apology for different sins which includes "JIVARAO VAVROVIA" - displacing a life form from one place to another...that too is counted as sin and apology is asked for doing such sin in that shloka :) too minute...!!

chinmai said...

@kanan : thanks for that link. a very informative.
@cm-chap: that was an idle philosophy ;) , philosophy can come out from anywhere .. :)
@bhavesh : i agree to wat u say and was aware of the same when i did that act, but i wanted to find out its reactions.
I apologised it the same time , as i was into the puja room in front of god ;)that was jus an excuse , but i felt bad wen i made it wander around, purposefully ( after the first push ofcourse )to find its way.. i could coorelate and hence quoted it here..

Jaydip Mehta said...

I found an excellent quote for this, "Whatever the force, unknown to that insect, that came to hamper its journey to its destination , it still made efforts to continue its mission undeterred"

Jaydip Mehta said...

I found an excellent quote from this, "Whatever the force, unknown to that insect, that came to hamper its journey to its destination , it still made efforts to continue its mission undeterred"