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SANDS OF TIME

Do you know when Suraiyya died?
Do you know when Dev Anand died?
Do you know when K L Sehgal died?
Or when Rajesh Khanna died?
Or do you remember any incidents from their lives after their heydays had passed?

If you know any of the above, then it is pointless reading the thoughts below because then they are nonsense. But if you don’t, then these thoughts might turn out life changing for you…so please memorise them.

At the peak of their careers each one of the above used to go around with security that was not even given to the politicians of that time, and I am talking about just 40 or so years back. It was said about Dev Anand that there was a court order prohibiting him from wearing a black suit because when he used to wear one and walk on the road, women would commit suicide in the frustration of not having been able to meet him. Suraiyya could not go to her movie premiers as even security could not keep fans at bay and they would mob her. None of the above paid media for publishing their pictures or writing about them in social dos as is the trend with today’s celebrities and movie stars. Within few years of having reached their peak, they disappeared into nothingness, complete blank. No one chasing them, all the glory gone, even moving on streets without being noticed. Can you imagine the loss?

The world is a temporary phenomenon. For all of the above, a time was there when people gave their lives for them. Within a few years, all of them died alone. Time changes and all that is there passes away or changes form. What is temporary cannot remain. Beauty, wealth, health, popularity, these are all temporary aspects of manifested world which shall slip out of hands just like sand slips out of your fists slowly without even realising that it is going or that it is gone. Wasting your time on frivolous temporary aspects of life pushes you into a whirlpool of devolution where each passing day is more painful than previous. If these people could not retain what they had, I can assure you that you will also not and imagine…you only have a fraction of what they had.

Now if you look at the lives of saints, the likes of Guru Gobind Singh, Saibaba, Ram Krishna Paramhans, you will find that people remember them and sit and talk about them and their popularity is increasing with passing time. The reason being that they were focussed on the permanent and so, they are progressively permanent. They left their bodies satisfied while those mentioned before, left their bodies dissatisfied.

Till when there is time, wake up from your slumber, dreaming of the temporary world. Wake up to reality. Find a Guru.

The article was published in theinnerworld

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