Topics: Bhagavad Gita, Krishna, Greek mythology Pages: 2 (463 words) Published: February 24, 2014
Trackside , Booze and Gyaan

I always had maintained a reputation of being a drunken philosopher, rum is my elixir for knowledge or to be specific OLD MONK is my “SOMRAS”. But today’s session was something else. It started with me and anoop starting to lecture tyagi. (that’s what we call our beloved Abhinav Tyagi whose mom had been our biggest support and best resource manager for our PSA……. Ohhh!!! How much Anoop envies Tyagi.) So just like any other day we started lecturing Tyagi about the cons about being a social outcast, to be a person who doesn’t speak or interact with the group of people he’s sitting with. And our tyagi takes it to the next level…..tyagi would prefer playing subway surfer with the latest update with a grin on his face like he’s gonna get laid tonight. Nevertheless, we ordered our somras (for future reference, I mean OLD MONK). Started drinking and how the conversation went from perks of being an extrovert …… to have a conviction…….. to our parents ka scolding… Mahabharata, is still a mystery to me. But that was the moment when I came to know or say had an epiphany about the true meaning of the proverb “EVERY COIN HAS TWO SIDES TO IT”. Which means, a thing which seems good also has its cons and a thing which seems bad also has its pros. So, if every atheist believes that god and religion can only spread and create riots and chaos, then there is an upside to it too. For instance, take mythological characters as superheroes of India. And practically every single child knows the line of spiderman-1 which goes like “WITH GREAT POWERS COMES GREAT RESPONSIBILTIES”, and everyone knows its meaning too. But, how many kids can quote bhagvad gita or a saying which Krishna or any other character from mythological stories had said. Hardly a few…. So the point I am trying to make is, mythological stories like Mahabharata, Ramayana can teach us a lot of things if we treat them as stories and ideology to live upto. Not do the exact same thing but...
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