Tuesday, April 9, 2013

ஒரு கதையால் அறியாது தெரிந்தவை

நண்பர் ஒருவர் புதிர் கொண்ட கதை ஒன்றை நட்பு வட்டத்தில் பகிர்ந்து கொண்டார். தெரியாது அறிந்தவையும் அறியாது தெரிந்தவையும் அன்றாட தேடலில் சேர்த்தியுண்டு. ஒரு சிறு கதை கூட என் தேடலுக்கு இத்தனை தீனி போடும் என்று அறியாது போனது இந்த அறிவு. அக்கதையை படித்தபின் தோன்றிய எண்ணங்களை அக்கதையுடன் சேர்த்து இங்கு பதிவு செய்துள்ளேன். 

குணம் அறியாது அதன் மனம் அறியாது
பண்பு அறியாது அதன் பணிவு அறியாது ...

சினம் அறியாது அதன் திறன் அறியாது
புகழ் அறியாது அதன் புதிர் அறியாது ...

விடை அறியாது அதன் வினா அறியாது
கோள்  அறியாது அதன் குறி அறியாது ...

ஊண் அறியாது அதன் உயிர் அறியாது
உளவு அறியாது அதன் உள் அறியாது...

அருள் அறியாது அதன் அறிவு அறியாது
இருள் அறியாது அதன் ஒளி அறியாது ...

விதி அறியாது அதன் மதி அறியாது
இ-தினம் அறியாது என் பிணமும் அறியாது ...

நிதம் ஓடி நான் தேடி சேர்த்தது...

பொருளல்ல இருளா ?
விதையல்ல வினையா?


There was a father who left 17 camels as an asset for his three sons.
When the father passed away, his sons opened up the will.

The Will of the father stated that the eldest son should get half of 17 camels while the middle son should be given 1/3rd (one-third). The youngest son should be given 1/9th (one-ninth) of the 17 camels.
As it is not possible to divide 17 into half or 17 by 3 or 17 by 9, three sons started to fight with each other. So, the three sons decided to go to a wise man.

The wise man listened patiently about the Will.

The wise man, after giving this thought, brought one camel of his own and added the same to 17. That increased the total to 18 camels.

Now, he started reading the deceased father’s will.

Half of 18 = 9. So he gave the eldest son 9 camels
1/3rd of 18 = 6. So he gave the middle son 6 camels
1/9th of 18 = 2. So he gave the youngest son 2 camels.

Now add this up: 9 plus 6 plus 2 is 17 and this leaves one camel, which the wise man took away.

There is solution to every problem. First, we have to believe there is a solution. Sometimes, we may have to start looking outside of the problem to find a solution.......It may not be as simple as finding the 18 th camel but to solve a problem we have to believe that a solution exists and work towards it........


  1. Good one...true. Ethai thedinom and ethai thollaithomnnu theriyalla...

    Nam Vazhkaiyin thedal eppo enga mudiyumnu theriyalla...

  2. ovonnum nethiyil adikum unmai. 10 years back epadi ethum pathalai nu think panamo, apadi thaan ipovum think panrom. we dont know what we want or whats enough.

  3. Your thoughts reminds me of this short story from "Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner"....

    "A man found a magic cup and learned that if he wept into the cup, his tears would be turned into pearls. But even though he had always been poor, he was a happy man and never shed a tear. So he found ways to make himself sad so that his tears could make him rich. As the pearls piled up, so did his greed grow. The story ended with the man sitting on a mountain of pearls, knife in hand, NOW weeping helplessly into the cup with his beloved wife's slain body in his arms."

    Replace tears with hard work in the above story and pearls with money/growth, that is what we are doing.

    Do not take my interpretation wrong, I am not saying hard work is bad but hard work towards what we do is what is questionable.....

    "If not more, the path is at least as important as the goal" -Karthick Krishnan.

    1. Nice one Karthick. Each individual soul knows what truly will makes him or her happy and what will satisfy him or her. Finding that itself is a big task, i can say unknown task and that soul is trying on it.

      We cannot guess the happiness and satisfaction of others including spouse or family or kids and we are doing it right? But here the old man's hard work and savings to his kids might have made him happy but not the kids right?