Coelho to Thiruvalluvar
Work is a blessing when it helps us to think about what we’re doing, but it becomes a curse when its sole use is to stop us thinking about the meaning of our life’ – – Paulo Coelho
When i shared this quote with RK, as always he comes back and asks “what do you think of your current work? While answering this, I have another question- how do you define ‘Truth’?”
………….now, i am thinking!!!!
I respond to RK – “Today, many of us still have the freedom of choice on many of our life decisions . My challenge seems to be within myself – do I focus, analyze, make the right choices and take responsibility for my choices?. this holds good for my current work also. I have all the freedom to make sure that my work is a blessing and the challenge seems to be whether i am doing anything on making it so!”
Then i think about truth and the couplet verse 292 from “Thirukural” pops up in my mind and then i translate it to RK and write down – “Truth – anything which brings in good for a larger cause is truth. There is a couplet in Tamil which goes like “lies are also truth, if it ends up in good!”. It makes sense now(only!!)
For a change, RK seems to be satisfied with the responses….and ofcourse, who has a choice against Thiruvalluvar!!! 🙂