Sunday, February 3, 2013

The Safar and Suffer Connection...

After a long train journey you would have heard some people saying "safar kaise kat gaya pata hi nahin chala" (it was a long journey but it did not feel so) and then there are some who are really cranky from the beginning till end of the journey.  On both sides of the journey they argue with the porter till the last passenger has left the station and they have to reluctantly agree to the last porters rates. They then continue the fight with the cab driver on waiting charges even though they came out late and then it continues at the hotel because hotel at times cancel the booking on arriving later than the scheduled check in time and it goes on and on.

So what is the difference in these two passenger’s safar (journey).

I think the first passenger has done lot of sharing during the safar.  While railway authorities warn us on not sharing food or drinks but there is no warning on sharing the safar of our lives.  When they share they see many common suffer and makes their safar (life) not as bad a suffer as they had experienced before. 

They live life moment by moment.  I guess they have got inspired by the song "zindagi ek safar, hai suhana, yahan kal Kya ho, kisne jaana" (life is a pleasant safar who knows what will happen tomorrow).  So why suffer.

They continue to stay inspired by the next line of the song "aasmanon se badhna hai aage" (we have to go beyond the sky). They have bigger goals in their safar (of life) and hardly get bothered by day to day suffer like the other passenger.

They don't carry lot of baggage (of the past) with them so there is no need to argue with the porter, nor the cab driver as they don’t need to dump their past on others.

What else do you think is making the first passenger's safar less of suffer ?


At February 3, 2013 at 8:24 AM , Blogger Aparna said...

Thank you for sharing. According to me, The first passenger believed in making the best of the present moment. Each one of us have stories that can provide knowledge from our journey. He realised that sharing can be a gift to one another. What else can we give, other than learnings from our adventures, as honestly and opening as possible. The unhappy passenger was treating his present as his enemy. In the process he was not only poisoning his surroundings but also his mind which is an inseparable part.

At March 6, 2013 at 11:56 PM , Blogger Venkata Subbarao said...

Good article. Thanks for sharing.

When we have bigger mission and worthy goals and keep ourselves in high energy, then day-to-day trivial issues tend to look smaller by each day. And eventually they will be out of our focus.

At March 10, 2013 at 10:14 PM , Blogger Learn Share and Care said...

I agree with you Aparna and Venkata. We need to constantly keep creating bigger and bigger missions and purposeful projects in our lives.

At March 31, 2017 at 9:14 PM , Blogger Lalitesh Singh said...

Anand - Babu Mosai, zindgi badi honi chahiye, lambi nahin!


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