Saturday, October 10, 2009

804 : The monk(ey) who is selling his Ferrari

I look back at some of the stuff I read when I was growing up, esp. the non-fiction, The Bhagvad Gita, J Krishnamurti, Osho and the ilk…..you get the drift, right?…..and I sit and wonder, how many of the things they said became values in my life…., without my insides (even) having fully subscribed to them.

I remember reading them and exclaiming, this sounds too bookish, but still reading them to the end. Today, I find my myself mouthing similar nothings, and sounding equally vague to someone who has no footing in that territory.

So what is this territory? Is it intellectual? Yes, does that mean it is better? Of course not. It involves tons of procrastination and introspection – both of which are “unhealthy” qualities, if life was meant to be one large mammon trip.

On the other hand, if this life is nothing but a transit on a ramp to something else…a la metamorphosis, then maybe the J Krishnamurti shit will work, and is probably right.

Me, I constantly find myself torn between my increasingly “monk” like behavior, and the desire to be included and seen as someone who can keep beat with the rest. Of course, that means I have one “feet” in either boat, and in reality, two feet in neither :-)

If you ask me, where do I want to be in 10 years, monk or monkey…..

Honestly, I prefer neither. I actually will be happy if I have not sold off my 1: “42” Enzo Ferrari by then….which by the way, also includes the answer to the meaning of life :-)

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