Friday, April 3, 2015


The young man mused...."These are the dozen Principles of Living my life in this world.... Why not I stick to these 12 to the core and thus live my life here on the earth happily?  The Great men of the earth forever advocated all these without an exception!"

"Speak truth!"

"Work hard!"
"Eat minimum!"

"Be simple!'
"Be open!"
"Be accommodative!"

"Respect others!"
"Pardon others!"
"Help others!"

"Never criticize!"
"Never feel weak!"
"Never lose hope!"

The elderly wise man  countered those Musings saying.... "These are no doubt, the great Principles of Living on the earth ever advocated but when it comes to the practical living of my life, I should ever remember that I have a 'body' which sure responds to pain and threat soon and beyond a level invariably yields.... Why not one out of true Wisdom, be practical in living simultaneously sticking to these Principles to the best possible?  My corrections to the young man's Musings invariably go thus.....

"Speak Truth but save yourself too along with it!"
"Work hard but equally rest/relax too invariably!"
"Eat minimum but eat to your satisfaction level too!"

"Be simple but have a standard life too with you!"
"Be open but let the right secret be too kept without fail!"
"Be accommodative but have no burden too on yourself simultaneously!"

"Respect everyone but never start pleasing others extra in the process!"
"Pardon others but never do that out of a inherent weakness in you!"
"Help others but never encourage thru' that an ease in others!"

"Never criticize but equally never forget to assert the constructive part of it!"
"Never feel weak but equally never forget the presence of the physical weakness level within and around you!"
"Never lose hope but equally never forget that between a cup and lip there can be many slips!"

To confirm on what said by the elderly wise man, Sloka 35  of Chapter 3 of Srimad Bhavad Gita was heard from distance being recited melodiously with the relevant meaning explained in parallel....

Shreyan swadharmo vigunah paradharmaat swanusshthitaat
Swadharme nidhanam shreyah paradharmo bhayaavahah..

'Ever safe is one’s own duty than the duty of another even well discharged…. Better is even death in one’s own duty than the duty of another full of fear!"


  1. Nice thoughts at the start of the day.

    1. Thank you very much.... Just a series of thoughts that came up instantly!

  2. The second set of values do ring more to to a common person like me!

    1. Rightly said, Mridula! Truthful Living is an Art by itself neither yielding on Truth side as much as Possible nor neglecting my own fundamental safety and happy existence....

  3. Totally agree Sreedhar sir and I love that shlok from the Gita. Thank you for sharing such a lovely post! :-)

  4. Sir, So well put. With experience only we realise the truth residing in the Shlokas.

    1. Thanks Prerna.... Just an extempore of thoughts within!

  5. Love the narration of some forgotten values!

  6. Everybody including myself are created by Him so are equal and just like I don't have a right to hurt others, similarly I don't have a right to ill use myself .Your corrected wisdom allows us not only to "Live and let live" but
    "Live and Help live" for all .:)
    Nice post :)

    1. A Nice Comment on these Pages Kokila!.... Very Rightly said.... Thank you very much!