15 Feb 2010

जिन्दगी बचपन, जवानी और बुढ़ापे के बंटवारे को नहीं जानती

उन पलों में, जब आप जिन्दगी को हिस्सों में बांट देते हैं और यह सोचते हैं कि इसका लक्ष्य अंततः कुछ, दूर भविष्य में पाना है, तो आप यथार्थ के मधुर आशय को खो देते हैं क्योंकि जिन्दगी का असली मजा यहीं इन्हीं पलों को जीने, इन्हीं पलों में जो हम कर रहे हैं उसमें है। जिन्दगी जवानी और बुढ़ापे के बंटवारे को नहीं जानती।

Life knows no division

Do not think that what I say applies to the young and not to the old, or vice-versa. I am emphasizing this because a friend of mine said the other day, "Why have you taken up this work? You are too young. You might still fall in love." As though spirituality were reserved for the aged and those with one foot in the grave. The moment you divide up life and think of its goal as something to be attained eventually in some distant future, the sweet purpose of this realisation is lost, because the eventuality of life is in the very movement of action. Life knows no division into young and old.

Early Works, circa 1930 Early Works, circa 1930