Friday, November 23, 2007

Last Words

Things that are bad for you seduce you easily; you run towards them impatiently. But things that are actually good for you fail to attract you; you shun them creatively, finding powerful excuses to justify your procrastination. That is why i was impatient to abduct Sita, but avoided meeting you.

- A dying Ravana to Rama

How might a man overcome difficulties?
Bhishma (On his death bed): Never practise deceit. Behave with restraint, control all worldly desires. Do not speak when addressed in foul language, do not injure others; give, rather than take. Do not sin in thought, word or deed, never harm any creature. Always speak the truth even though your life may be at stake. Speak words which are agreeable, always spend your wealth well. Bow to all the gods, listen to the doctrines of all creeds, have Faith.

- Mahabharata


Anonymous said...

Very Nice words pal. Wish one could follow at least 50% of these...