“All of the human unhappiness comes from one single thing: not knowing how to remain at rest in a room.”
छिप-छिप अश्रु बहाने वालों, मोती व्यर्थ बहाने वालों कुछ सपनों के मर जाने से, जीवन नहीं मरा करता है। सपना क्या है, नयन सेज पर सोया हुआ आँख का पानी और टूटना है उसका ज्यों जागे कच्ची नींद जवानी गीली उमर बनाने वालों, डूबे बिना नहाने वालों कुछ पानी के बह जाने से, सावन नहीं मरा करता है। माला बिखर गयी तो क्या है खुद ही हल हो गयी समस्या आँसू गर नीलाम हुए तो समझो पूरी हुई तपस्या रूठे दिवस मनाने वालों, फटी कमीज़ सिलाने वालों कुछ दीपों के बुझ जाने से, आँगन नहीं मरा करता है। खोता कुछ भी नहीं यहाँ पर केवल जिल्द बदलती पोथी जैसे रात उतार चांदनी पहने सुबह धूप की धोती वस्त्र बदलकर आने वालों! चाल बदलकर जाने वालों! चन्द खिलौनों के खोने से बचपन नहीं मरा करता है। लाखों बार गगरियाँ फूटीं, शिकन न आई पनघट पर, लाखों बार किश्तियाँ डूबीं, चहल-पहल वो ही है तट पर, तम की उमर बढ़ाने वालों! लौ की आयु घटाने वालों! लाख करे पतझर कोशिश पर उपवन नहीं मरा करता है। लूट लिया माली ने उपवन, लुटी न लेकिन गन्ध फूल की, तूफानों तक ने छेड़ा पर, खिड़की बन्द न हुई धूल की, नफरत गले लगाने वालों! सब पर धूल उड़ाने वालों! कुछ मुखड़ों की नाराज़ी से दर्पन नहीं मरा करता है!
Life’s battles don’t always go
To the stronger or faster man;
But sooner or later the man who wins
Is the one who thinks he can!
I bargained with Life for a penny,
And Life will pay no more,
However I begged at evening,
When I counted my scanty store.
For Life is a just employer,
He gives you what you ask,
But once you have set of the wages,
Why, you must bear the task.
I worked for a menial’s hire,
Only to learn, dismayed,
That any wage I had asked of Life,
Life would have willingly paid
In city apartments there lived a married couple. They had a pretty set routine, husband use to work in large IT firm and go to work early in the morning. After he comes back in evening he used to fight and scold his wife continuously, eat dinner and go to sleep.
In the next apartment, there was a college girl who came to study in the city and use to observe this. She felt bad about the couple specifically about the wife, but since she didn’t know them, she remained quiet and sadly kept observing them.
One day suddenly she saw that the husband came into the house and instead of scolding his wife, he spoke very nicely and caressed her. They didn’t fight and sat together lovingly, the girl was very surprised and happy about the whole incident. But also felt a twinge of sadness that it might be temporary for a day or two.
Next day also she observed the same thing, the husband came, spoke nicely and there was no fight or scolding between them. It went like this for a whole week.
The girl was very curious and decided to find out what happened, why suddenly husband changed. She decided to follow him to understand. She followed whole day nothing happened but at the end of the day when he came out of office, instead of going home directly, he went some other place, she kept following him.
He reached a temple in a quiet corner near the local stand, there was a small stone just outside the temple. He came forward to the stone and started yelling at it, he shouted about all his problems and frustrations in office or life to the stone. Since it was a quiet corner place no one paid any attention except the girl who was noticing. After yelling and scolding the stone for around 10-15 minutes, he stopped took a deep breath and touched the feet of stone. Then he returned back home, the girl can make out that his face has turned happy and he has let go of all his anger on that stone near the temple.
The girl understood how the husband has found a way to vent out his Anger and live a happy life.