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  1. rgsrinivasan

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    Bose saw the huge gathering and spat on the ground nearby. "When will these idiots ever learn?" he said aloud. He was utterly disgusted. The reason was simple. It was after seeing the huge crowd gathered to hear the lecture of a famous guru, Anandeswara.

    Soon, he came and when he stood before the mike, there was a pin drop silence. Bose was seeing all this from the end of the ground. The guru started speaking. He explained many ways of tackling sorrows and said a lot of short stories too. The speech was too good and even Bose, who was an orator himself could not refuse that fact. "Having a mesmerizing speech and smile, such frauds misguide people while they thrive in all the riches!", he said to himself. This guru was different, but he was never willing to admit that.

    The question hour started. And the guru was giving apt answers for everybody in fluent english / tamil / hindi. "Thats another asset to this man! But all these are used only to cheat!", Bose was fuming. When one old man stood and said, "Thats fine Guruji. But what you preach is too high for a simple man like me to even think about. Is there an easy way?". The guru looked at him gently and said, "Why don't you try this detachment technique? Start observing yourself as an outsider. I tell you, its very difficult to start with, but if you get used to it, a part of you is always detached and never affected by joy or sorrow!". The old man thanked him and the crowd gave a big applause.

    Just then Bose shouted - "Can I ask you a question?". The guru nodded and he went closer. As he was at an arm's length, he slapped the guru hard. The guru did not expect this, so he fell down. In the next instant, Bose was surrounded by lot more angry people who wanted to kill him and would have done so, had the guru not shouted to leave him free. Bose just stood there and looked at the guru.

    "May I know why you slapped him?", the smiling guru asked.
     
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  2. umaakumar

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    Dear

    Good One

    regards
    Uma
     
  3. rgsrinivasan

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    Thanks a lot for your appreciation UmaaKumar. Happy to receive a first from you. -rgs
     
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    A great blog....



    Shanti
     
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    That was superb Rgs sir.....
     
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    teaches us not to tar everyone with the same brush.Good story
     
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    Thanks for your appreciation Shanti. -rgs
     
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    Thanks for your appreciation Lalitha Madam. Happy to receive a feedback from you after a gap. -rgs
     
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    Thanks for your nice feedback Aaral. Happy to receive a first from you. -rgs
     
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    This is detachment to the core. Nice one
    Regards
     

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