Saturday, June 25, 2011


Bless others when they revile you.Think how much good they are doing you; they can only hurt themselves. Go where people hate you, let them thrash the ego out of you, and you will get nearer to God”

- Swami Vivekananda at Thousand Island Park ( Retreat) USA. June 25, 1895.


Let me at the outset caution my ardent respected readers that this article does not in any way prescribe, subscribe nor advocate absence of ego; however it does solicit the need for ego to be tamed, harnessed, channelized and coursed towards a right cause. That being said, let us reflect on a story which would attitudinally predict the state of human mind’s - per se.

" An elephant was crossing a bridge. Mosquito seeing this asked for a ride. Mosquito said “Help mate! Can I sit on your back and give you some company as you cross the bridge?” For this elephant said nothing. The mosquito sat on the elephant's back. He felt very proud that he could persuade the elephant to be a co - rider. As they were crossing the bridge, the mosquito cried out, “Watch out brother, two of us are very heavy, make sure the bridge does not collapse!" The elephant said nothing. As they crossed over through the bridge, the mosquito said, “See, how I guided you safely through!" the elephant said nothing. Finally the mosquito got off the elephant's back and buzzed, “Here is my business card. If you need any help in the future just call me on my cell phone." The elephant thought that he heard some whisper somewhere. But he dismissed this as a day dream and marched on..."

The elephant is the enormous flow of our life. The mosquito is our restless ego that thrives by sucking life's attention. The more the elephant ignores the mosquito the more egos vanishes.

Is it that human minds are being driven by mosquitoes called ego's; is a question of highest order? Addressing this question is the persistent and urgent need of any human entity who is looking for any kind of success!. Is it not!?

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Rajhashekher BC - Raj
SUNDAY, jUNE 25, 2011

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