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Paradox!

Discussion in 'Snippets of Life (Non-Fiction)' started by rgsrinivasan, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. rgsrinivasan

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    It was just another day for her and the dawn of the new year did not have anythng special for her. If at all there was one, you may mention about the extra minute she spent before the almighty. As she entered the hospital gates, the big clock woke up from its hour long slumber and chimed six times.

    She quickly went into the room that she had been going to, for the past year or so and touched him, nodding just to the person who left. Her hands were cold, because of the terrible climate and for a moment she seemed to have forgotten that. She quickly apologized for her mistake, though it would not have made any noticeable impact or damage.

    As she started doing her daily chores with an odd and occasional monologue with him, she lost track of time. She ate there and rested for a few minutes, still chatting with him then. Yet another time she wondered about what happened in her life and how drastically things changed, that too, she would have laughed out loud had anyone predicted.

    That her son, one of the best relegious speakers, was in coma and she, the famous atheist, praying God for him was a perfect paradox.

    p.s. I wonder if anyone has the courage to ask what she prayed for.
     
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  2. Viswamitra

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    Very touching story. It is an irony that a great religious speaker is muted and the known atheist is praying. You are also highlighting that people pray only when the chips are down. So true.
     
  3. rgsrinivasan

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    We come to know many people who have turned this way / other in their lives, in rather dramatic situations Viswamitra. I cannot still forget that fantastic short story by Ku. Azhagirisamy / Ku.Pa. Rajagopalan [not sure] in tamil on this line. Written around fifties, but will live in me for ever. The story goes like this - A noted atheist is turned down by all doctors and lost all his money too, for saving his only son from an ailment. Not bearing the thought of losing, he tries all things possible and finally, reluctantly agrees to put a one rupee coin, tied in a turmeric water dipped cloth on a Purattasi saturday, praying Lord Venkatachalapathi. A month or so later, his friend comes back after a long trip to see him totally changed - he had that 'namam' and reciting azhwar pasuram, going to the temple. His friend asked him whether his son was alright, due to His grace. He smiles and says, "No. He took him to be with Him!". What an extraordinary last line!
    Thanks for your nice feedback. -rgs
     
  4. nihasvin

    nihasvin Platinum IL'ite

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    Good one RGS! I remembered one of the srirangathu devathaigal stories where the guy will start believing GOD.(His infant son becomes sick(little) and his wife wud request the doctor to say ..its very late..trust in GOD.)

    Power of love makes anything possible!!

    Happy New Year!!
     
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    Thanks Nihasvin. Very happy to receive your feedback again. Happy new year to you and your dear ones too. -rgs
     
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    sreemanavaneeth Gold IL'ite

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    Hai RGS,

    Only the Powerful Prayer can make the human to surveive and revive from any chronic
    diesease. Nice one rgs
     
  7. rgsrinivasan

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    Thanks for your feedback and continuous motivation, Sreema. -rgs
     
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    Nice one rgs. That is the irony of life. No one can know the hidden surprises of the future that life had for us.

    Regards,
    Latha.
     
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    True Latha. Thanks for your nice feedback. -rgs
     
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    The story is touching.Atheist mother turning into theist mother,that too , for her beloved son in coma, focuses the irony of life. This is a HAPPENNING in life.
    Deeper the pain pains Changes the man's mind too.
     

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