Monday, September 25, 2006

Your Money Or Your Love

I seem to be getting into a lot of debates over the Love vs. Money issue (completely accidentally) and my position is hardening towards the end of Money for whatever reasons I see fit.

Not too long ago, I was a pretty untouched young man of 19, who believed otherwise. The question I ask myself is, is it possible to change back once you have changed?

In either case, I am reminded of a very poignant interview of Subroto Roy Sahara that I read somewhere. He talked about his father giving him something he really became attached to and then destroying it, so that he learnt to not be too attached to anything in life. I think I read this interview a couple of years back, but it left a lasting impression on me.

I think even the Bhagvad Gita says something similar, though I must definately read it thoroughly before being able to say that for sure (I guess I am trying to key myself to start with the Gita, which I have been wanting to do for a long time now.)

In my case, is it Bitterness? Practicality? Natural Progression? I do not know. But I know that someday I hope to reach the stage where I am equally uninfluenced by both. Because in that moment, I feel one will be able to perform the action, without the pressure of a personal bias and then, only the merits of the action will matter and not the external factors surrounding the action.

Stupid? Profound? I think it's just the painkillers talking this late in the night...

So long and so forth and seeya next time...

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