Sunday, October 9, 2011
Anbe Sivam told us Aham Brahmasmi in a simple way….RVR’s thoughts
Searching never stops,a infant keeps searching for mother,a young adult for attention,a youth for recognition,a man for his means,but a wise man would search for himself….it sounds crazy but it’s true,as we get absorbed with our routine automatically starts the process of manipulation.As someone involved in patient care and teaching I often have the oppurtunity to interact with people of varied personalities and in the course of interactions and with every passing day I realize that these exchange of thoughts are deeply influencing self.I realize it’s essential to see within self everyday for atleast 10 minutes to analyze if I had influenced anyone positively and that is very essential for me to get a good nights sleep and to digest the food that I have.Over a period of time we tend to become one with the environment and it’s very essential to see within and isolate self from environ and analyze if the happenings are influencing us positively or negatively.I was reminded of Sujata Rangarajan’s one beautiful short story in “Srirangathu Devathaigal” a collection of short stories in which there is one story wherein a young,charming kid born in an iyengar family,impresses everyone with it’s knowledge,people surrounding hail that the kid would become another Sri Ramunujacharyar,but due to the twists of life the kid lands up in the city of Chennai and one day someone finds the child as a young man speaking in the typical Chennai Tamil,with a few slangs in between at a film studio!!
There is absolutely no doubt that ones atmosphere influences ones personality.I realize it’s very essential to seclude one from the crowd everyday to look within and ask whether we had influenced anyone in a positive manner.This message was conveyed beautifully in a contemporary classic “Anbe Sivam”.Coming back to our discussion few might say that atmosphere doesn’t matter all the time,but self makes all the difference.
In reality sarasari manithargal are more than avatara purushargal……
Posted by Venkataramanan Ramasethu