Jalsa , Mumbai Mar 1 , 2012 Thu 11 : 52 PM
I am informed by Barun of sad news .. Devkishin Vyas passed away suddenly on Monday 27th, after a massive heart attack. Words are not sufficient to express our sorrow. Our prayers for the departed soul and condolences to the family. He was a kind Ef, with a regular interest in all that we indulged in. We shall all miss him,
It is difficult to continue writing or conducting ourselves in a normal fashion after rendering such sad news. A member of our family has left us and it is heartbreaking to learn of it. But life is full of surprises and balances and tests us continuously. We learn to brave it and derive strength from those that remain with us on this platform to be able to understand our grief and concern. May this be the temper for all of us, as we hold hands to show our solidarity this instant, and may we all derive strength from it.
A day spent in excessive rest and slumber. It surprises me how much we can sleep in a day given the opportunity. Either that or that there has been a great arrear in my sleep through the years. But rest does do wonders and those that drop by do comment on the freshness of the face. I think they deliberately do it to encourage my recovery, but thank you for it. The wonders yet again of this wonderful possession given to us of our body and soul. What a lot it achieves left on its own, deported from any abuse that we subject it to. I shall not advocate what and how each of us should treat their bodies and what abuse needs to be avoided for its health and upkeep, but yes somewhere, abstinence from some of the damage that substances cause to us need to be made note of. There are many philosophies that abound, but I think what the individual believes or executes is the best. Some deliberately avoid certain intakes after the knowledge that they are harmful. Some are more gregarious in thought. I live but once, and if I am not able to enjoy the benefits of all that life has to offer, it is a waste of my life they say. True perhaps. yet there are some that are compelled by religion and ritual. And some of course that voluntarily without any reason for health or any other, abstain. The latter most is applicable to me and I am satisfied by its presence. Once the mind is made up, that is it.
One of the troubles that envelop me now is the excessive time at my disposal. Mountains of paper work, or work that I had envisaged I would take up during my period of recovery, just keeps getting larger and larger because each day I push it on to the next. This is horrid and must undergo change -
Kal kare so aaj kare, aaj kare so ab ..
Do today what you would tomorrow, and now what you must today ..
A wonder adage, but bringing it to practice, cumbersome. Ok shall exercise it the ‘now’ now ..
Good night !