Sunday, May 11, 2014
Mini Story: The Pain and the Pleasure
The short-mini story below is dedicated to Ms. Soorya -a cheerful and energetic person; works with Airtel, Cochin.
The last Saturday morning....
I walked to Edapally railway station. It stood still and silent with gigantic trees on both sides. Not much passengers on the platform; only some morning walkers just jogging there. I sat on a cement bench.
The climate was cloudy and little bit hot. The thirsty old rails laid there to infinity waiting for the arrival of a train.
When sat for a while, I felt lonely.
Then, alas! The bitter loneliness crept into my soul like a sluggish snail....
I thought to call my friends.
Called Mr. Sasi - out of range
Then Mr. Rahman - he was busy
Ms. Deepthi: mobile was switched off.
Again, I plunged deeply into the ocean of solitude.....
Thought on Yoga, or to read some inspirational books, but my mind was not ready for it.
Suddenly, I got a surprise call from Mr. Mohanan.
He is a nice friend of me, having a good philosophical outlook and views; keeps a pleasant face always - working at a PHC in Thrissur.
Mohanan told me: "No problem my friend! I can suggest you a special medicine to overcome your loneliness!"
I met him at Thrissur K.S.R.T.C stand -he took me to the Thekkinkad maidan where the legendary Thrissur Pooram celebration was going on...
A world of myth, carnival, fun, entertainment and colors...
Children, women, men, students, professionals, workers - all are there crowded. The spirit was high and extreme.
I came out from my narrow self-inner world and became one with the crowd. Opened my eyes; knew the people's emotions; saw the sacred temple elephants there.
Looked to the eyes of elephants who were adorned with dazzling ornaments. I came nearby, and touched it -I felt I'm not alone!
My loneliness went away... my mind became so light while removed the heavy weight of self thoughts. In an ecstasy of joy, I flied like a bird....
I remembered the words of Great Budha: “To overcome the pain and miseries, come out from your own unwanted desires”