Encounter #5 – ‘Two lines of difference’

I have always felt becoming one with the love of your life is a remarkably special thing. I was lucky enough to get united with my love, the June of this year. Mine was a super thriller love, since her dad is a stunt man in Film industry everyone who knew me used to warn me or plead saying “Machi don’t take my name anywhere in your love matter”. Somehow I pulled up all the courage that I had and approached her parents and got them convinced. We started our married life with a billion dreams. We were spending every moment like we were in a fairyland, till the 9th day of our married life.

My father met with a terrible accident incurring brain injuries, by the time I was in Kerala for honeymoon. We had rush and catch a plane to reach Chennai. It took 20+ days for my dad to show signs of consciousness. Meantime, we had to shuttle him between 3 different hospitals to bring him to safe zone. On the 30th day of my married life, when we were sighing with a bit of relief from the all the chaos, we had an even more terrible hit awaiting. We had to lose my brother’s life which made my family collapse catastrophically, especially my Mom who was the spine of our family. As a continuum, fear and guilt shadowed the family, we had to shut our family business. Fear and guilt took a great toll on my mom and sister’s physical and mental health; the shut of business threw us in a financial crunch.

My better half was by side with all her dreams collapsed and having no strength to take further hits. I too was at the verge of getting broke. Luckily I had a few people to share things, which I never used to do. One such friend, Suresh Balachandar introduced me two lines of words from one of his favorite books. Those two lines made a remarkable difference in the way I perceived the situation, it gave me enough strength to step a further mile. It pushed me to carry my family with immense hope.

We as a family are slowly recovering now, and I still have those two lines from the book ‘Puyalile Oru Thoni’ pinned on my table and mind.


“There isn’t a distance which cannot be crossed or a burden which cannot be carried”. (Note : Tried translating the two lines of hope)



Pebble #6 : Inner Peace…


My friend Prasanna’s blog post about Inner Peace made me write this one.


How did you feel when you read that phrase? What was your first cut thought? What flashed in your mind when you read it?

Lemme Guess…

Buddha? A mountain or a natural scenery? Kung-Fu Panda? A child’s innocent face? Or your own self?

Whatever it is you are completely alright… unless you felt like hitting me 😛

People choose so many paths in pursuit of peace. Many choose religions / spirituality. Few choose certain relationships. Few choose art forms. And very few choose or destined with solitude.

At times INNER PEACE is all about the choices we make. We can choose to be at peace… Yeah it works for very few people, but yet it needs clarity on your thoughts.

Perhaps, peace is never a choice many a times. What do we do then??

Embracing Love can be a better way to have peace eternally. Along with Love if you have little clarity, then that’s the icing on the cake. Imagine the moments of peace, Love and Clarity brought to you.

And my inner says, Inner peace can never exist without Love and Clarity.

Ripple #2 – Madman

I met a man,
often trembled by thoughts; his own thoughts.

Who was so wise and old,
trying to turn himself gold.
Who’s holding a thought;
A fresh thought. A newly born one.

I’d witnessed him back few days,
with a mask worn his hairy face.

We discussed from the very Alpha to Omega;
in our journey to the so called Ithaca.

I asked him

of Peace.
He answered saying,”Nay, ask in search of peace; but with peace.
For Peace comes from within”.

of Love,
He answered saying,”One song that even the dumb can sing
and the deaf can fiddle to”.

of possession,
He said,”Who am I to say I,mine and myself?when am not mine”.

of Solitude,
He said,”Where you feel the completeness of your own presence.
You blossomed with it and so shall you perish”.

of Guru,
He replied,”A seeker within your soul”.

of prayer,
He said,”The flawless, selfless music
which flows from the soul of your soul”.

of death,
He replied,”A promise that life whispers in the ears of your ears”.

of Wisdom,
he was silent, came a little closer.Unmasked me
and started walking with a dancing gait, singing a song of his own.

And I became a Madman,
trembled by thoughts; my own thoughts.