Saturday, May 4, 2013

Traveler / Visitor



About a century ago, a tourist from the United States visited the Polish Rabbi Hafez Hayyim. 
He was astonished to see that the Rabbi's home was just one simple room filled with books. 
The only furniture in the room was a small table and a bench, that served as a bed also.

"Rabbi, where is your furniture?" asked the visitor.
"Where is yours?" Asked Hafez.
"Mine? But I'm only a visitor here."
"So am I," said the Rabbi.
                          (A story taken from the web) 


Now, in the 21st century, we live in a modern society. We have so many things in our homes and yet we are not satisfied. 
Our wardrobes are overfilled with clothes and yet, if we need to go to someone's home, a function or a party, or even for a special Satsang, we complain "I have nothing to wear for this occasion". And we go for more shopping.

Our pantries and refrigerators are over flowing with food, and yet the children complaint "There is nothing for me to 
eat here in this house"

The more we have, less satisfied we are. The more we get, the more we complaint.

 What is happening to us ?

                      'Rajan Sachdeva'



1 comment:


  1. Yes, we must think about What's happening to us. Today, in an age where materialism is on an all time high, and when people take pride in the fact that they can buy anything from a toy to a watch to a property on the moon at the snap of a finger, why is happiness visible in such scarce measures? Shouldn't that be readily available too....like any other assembly line product?? But like a wise man said while comparing old times to today......pehle abhaavon mein bhi khushiyan thi, aaj khushiyon ka abhaav hai.....
    'Gitika'

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