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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Be more alert


The salesman for a junior Encyclopedia got his foot in the doorway and was trying to fast-talk the young mother of a five-year-old into buying a set of the books.
"These books will answer any question your child will ever ask," he assured her, "You will never be at a loss for an answer with these."
He patted the boy on the head, "Go ahead, sonny. Ask me a question, any question, and I'll show your mother how easy it is to answer by looking in one of these books."
The little fellow thought for a moment, and then asked, "What kind of car does God drive?"
Moral of the Story ....
Friends, life is like the child and our mind is like the salesman and the Encyclopedia.
Mind goes on accumulating things, cataloguing all the experiences .... categorizing, classifying, filing, so that, in future when the time comes these references can be used. But life is so alive that it never asks the same question again. If one lives too much in one’s mind, then whatsoever one answers is not to the true answer ....it can never be.
Life goes on changing every moment, just like the small child asking, "What kind of car does God drive?"
One can manage to find some answer but the child is not going to ask the same question again. Next moment it may ask something else. The child's curiosity is more than any Encyclopedia. Similarly, life is also so innovative that no book can answer any real situation.
Friends, one has to be more alert rather than more knowledgeable. If one becomes too much knowledgeable, one will only go on collecting pictures, references and notes and will go on comparing the notes, without finding any relevant answers...!