“We miss each other dear! The college days were so interesting.. Can never forget all those precious moments when our group was into various adventures.. We may be parting today but our friendship ever stays and will grow stronger in the days coming.. I promise this for a life time.. I can never look at you less than this at any time in my life.. Keep in touch, my friend.. I too would be doing that!”
saying thus the young man hugged and said bye to his friend tears rolling down.. The friend too having become emotional could not talk and waved bye to his friend!
Days passed.. The friend got into a Company whose Management in a short time deputed him for higher studies.. The young man too joined another Company..
“Dear! You are lucky.. Your Company Bosses appear to be highly encouraging.. Best of luck!”
thus he wished his friend on the the eve of his deputation..
A few years passed.. The friend had finished his higher studies and was back in his Company.. And soon he had grown to the Manager's Level in the same Company.. The young man, not so young by then continued to be at the Working Level only..
“Congrats on your Promotion dear! You should tell me how to be smart in life.. Your Company seems to be quite good.. Here, I find no such encouragement!”
were his comments on the day of the friend's Promotion.. Some more years passed..
The friend had shot up to the Senior Position in his Organization..
“Congrats on your achievement.. Best of luck! I am OK!”
were the few words from the then man as by then he looked at himself only as a Manager.. Soon, a day was there..
“You know! Mr______ has been appointed as Deputy Chief of our Company! He is the first outsider directly coming to the Higher Post.. Seems to be very smart guy.. Graduated only in the year.. But quickly had grown to this Position!”
was the talk around.. And the man already knew that it was about his friend only.. He subsequently met him on an occasion and just congratulated him.. By that time he was only a Deputy Chief in his Dept..
“They both were Classmates, it seems!”
some one was commenting..
Just in a year, the friend became the General Manager of the Company and the man could become max The Head of his Dept.. One fine day, some one heard him talking softly into the ears of one of his Colleagues..
“Dear! You know.. Our new GM.. Difficult to deal with him, Yaar.. You see, I'm working here for the past 15 years and he calls me and says that I should improve as my Dept is under performing! I'm totally upset with his comments..
We might have been Class mates in our College but never were really close friends.. To become a friend, certain culture and qualification are really required.. These people, when they come to power quickly forget that long ago...........”
From distance, the famous Epic Story was heard being narrated loud on the distant Loud Speakers by a Scholar to a congregation of devoted Audience..
"Sage Narada once asked Lord Krishna at Sea shore,
'What is the so called 'Illusion' in this world?'
The Lord smiled and said,
'I will tell you about that.. I am a bit thirsty.. Can you get me some water from one of the houses seen in distance?'
The Sage immediately went to that Colony to fetch the waters.. An attraction in the area soon held Him there and further involvement led Him to another and so on.. He was thus permanently into a series of Circles of Activities with Him there itself forever doing all that and feeling highly satisfied for the life time..
But strangely, one day there was a certain disaster in His life, subsequently the down in His life followed and He was squarely cornered.. He thus became utterly helpless and miserable in no time and was all in tears..
Suddenly a kind hand touched Him.. As He looked up, He saw Lord Krishna by His side smilingly saying to Him,
'Dear! Where is the water I asked for?'"