Monday, November 16, 2009

The Secret of Happiness - Take your own decision...

    Many people call our country as "a story telling country". So what? I believe strongly that a thought or opinion can clearly be expressed by relating it to the other through existing one or a story. By this time as you have judged, exactly I'm going to tell a story to attribute it with my topic.

Let me come to the story that most of you are anticipating. And finally I'll substantiate it with my points.

"A shopkeeper sent his son to learn about the secret of happiness from the wisest man in the world. The lad wandered through a desert for forty days, and finally came upon a high atop of a mountain to a castle where the wise man lived.

"On entering the main room, he saw a hive of activity: orchestra with soft music, table with platters of most delicious food etc which are rare for him. The wise man conversed with everyone and the boy had to wait for almost two hours for his turn.

"Here comes his turn and the wise man keenly listened to him. And the wise man got his point that why he had came to him. He asked the boy to return after two hours after looking around his palace. Meanwhile he asked the boy to carry a tea-spoon that held two drops of oil and also asked him not to allow the oil in the spoon getting spilled.

"The boy returned to the room where the wise man was after two hours, keeping his eyes fixed on the spoon, even while climbing and descending the many stairways of the palace.

"The wise man asked the boy, 'Well, did you see the Persian tapestries that are hanging in my dining hall? Did you see the garden that took master gardener ten years to create? Did you notice the beautiful mountain serene beauty that lies just adjacent to the out steps at the backside of the palace?'

"The boy was really embarrassed and admitted that he had observed nothing. He confessed that he was only concerned about not to spill the oil as the wise man entrusted him. The wise man asked him to go back and observe the marvels that were in his world saying 'You cannot trust a man if you don't know his house'.

"The boy relieved and picked up the same spoon with oil drops to observe the palace. He enjoyed his exploration with sight of work arts in ceilings, gardens, mountains, flowers and almost everything in the palace. On his return to the wise man, he noticed that the oil in the spoon which the wise man entrusted was gone, after explaining his experience around the palace.

" 'Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you, The Secret of Happiness is to see all the marvels of the world, and never to forget he drops of oil on the spoon.' "
By the way, story ended.
(Adjust me, even if you feel the story is quiet lengthy... The story in this post is actually, I read from one of the Paulo's book which hooked me up from sleep for a number of hours. So, I intended to share it with all.)

As of now, I think most of the spectators would have understood what I'm about to mention from the sayings of wisest of wise men in the story.


Yes. Some people looks only what they are about to do without enjoying the marvels of the world and some people only enjoys the beauty of the existing ones without concerning about what they are supposed to do.
Both does gives you only the partial happiness (sometimes sadness) without the either part. What gives the real happiness is the blend of (en)joy and purpose. The decision without the correct mixture will be a derision.

Now, take your own decision...