J was filled with grief and anger from last 7 years, ever since his kin were killed by people who were blindly killing those who refused to follow their faith. He pledged to create his own army to fight those forces and seek vengeance by eliminating their race.
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Friday, April 24, 2015
Sam was hurt beyond words by the actions of his long time friend and business partner. He was taking all sorts of decisions without discussing anything with him. Already he was going nuts due to his personal life and on that this professional relation also seemed going haywire. He always appreciated Joe’s communication skill and secretly envied not possessing the same magic while talking to people. But decision making was something of his power. Joe was heavily dependent on him for even the smallest kind of work. But it seems he has something in his mind against Sam otherwise how could so many papers were signed without his knowledge.
Today, as he finalized his divorce with his wife, he thought of confronting Joe as well and telling him how much he’s been hurt. He thought that it is time to sort his life on all fronts and that included his partnership with Joe. As he called him late in the night, his mere ‘Hello’ alarmed Joe of his angst. “Are you alright, Sam?” he asked in a deep voice. Sam paused for a moment taken aback by the concern in his voice. “I know it is very difficult time for you, as I know how much you loved Laurie. Believe me, I am doing everything I can to keep you as freer as I can. You know, I hate deciding matters even when I know how much it pisses you off that I don’t want to use my mind. But these days, I am trying hard to do the paperwork as well. I am missing you badly but I want to get healed completely and bounce back like before. Tell me whatever you want, my friend!” But Sam couldn’t say anything. He was already thinking how wrong his thoughts were for Joe. How much he misunderstood him clouded by his own preconceived ideas. “I wanted to tell you Joe, how thankful I am to have you as a friend. Please forgive me if I do or say anything wrong to you. This business may be or may not, but your friendship is always valuable to me.” And Sam decided to give all to his friendships – a 100% trust and understanding.
We cannot change what we have done and therefore we must live in the present moment with an ever new awareness. Right Understanding, which is the keynote of Buddhism, is explained as the knowledge of the four Noble Truths. We need to understand things as they really are and not as they appear to be especially our own self. Sometimes we are angry with people not because we hate them but because we love them too much that we start having expectations and when those are not fulfilled we misunderstand our anger and vent it out. Right understanding of our self leads to right thoughts which in turns leads to right speech, right mindfulness, right concentration and right actions. It is the beginning and end of the path leading to enlightenment.
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Letter U - Understanding
Theme - Buddhism
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Prerna was scared of the approaching stillness. It was nothing new as the sun set and the night took its place. After completing all the chores and tucking her baby in bed and wishing her good night, she trembled at the thought of the next 6 hours. It was almost a month since she had trouble sleeping.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
"It doesn't affect you, right? That its been 4 months since any of our children has come to visit us. You are happy playing with your colors", said a disgruntled Ted to Maggie. The elderly woman was busy giving finishing touches to her new painting she called 'The Awakened One'.
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