Saturday, 19 December 2015

Madness of Monkey Dance

How many of you have heard the famous story from the Mahabharata in which Guru Dhrona asks all his students about the bird and the eye?
“What do you see when you look at the bird,” he asked.
The student answered, “We see tree, sky, mountain, bird, and the eye of the bird.”
Only Arjuna could answer correctly to the question. Arjuna answered, “I can’t see anything but the bird’s eyes.”
Guru Dhrona said, “Excellent, now, shoot!”
Arjuna shoot the bird’s eye.
Do you know in today’s time if the same test is taken and Arjuna will give the answer, I can see only bird’s eye, what will be the response?

That is the unfortunate reality of today’s time.  We postulate that mind works better when it handles too many things in parallel. WRONG.

It order to achieve the excellence of mind, the mind needs to be FOCUSED. That focus is an integral part of the success. But we don’t give the mind the opportunity to succeed. We flood it with so much data and irrelevant information and experiences that it gets confused and sits in a corner thinking.
Why am I doing what am I doing?
And this also ONLY if the mind is evolved.

More often, the mind continues its monkey dance without even realizing that it is going round and round in circles without achieving anything worthwhile.
We are forced to live a life where we go to work everyday to make someone very rich. The work, which is NOT our life business.
We buy things that hardly give us any pleasure.
We don’t have time to spend with our children and yet we claim to be the PARENTS .
It’s such a monkey show going on.
Worst part, the show is not even funny!

Kirtida Gautam is the author of novel #iAm16iCan 


  1. In this process, the result is that the person becomes jackal of all and master of none and that's bad enough as it results in half cooked knowledge in every field.