I was inspired by the book “Old Path White Clouds” and learnt a lot about Buddhism and the Buddha from the same. The concept of the blog also came from that understanding. So, here in this blog I am posting what I felt while I was reading the last chapters of the book –

When I was reading the last 3-4 chapters of the book, I stopped and was not willing to continue because I did not want The Buddha to die. I was so much connected to the book that I was not reading the book – “I was living the book”, and so I was not willing to let the time reach when The Buddha had to depart. In other words I did not want the Buddha to die (even in the book), it is worth appreciating the way the last chapters have been compiled and written. I realized later –

1) This (what I was reading) has happened 2500 years ago

2) The book itself says at various places (repeat various places) that

i. the thing which has a start will eventually end, if there is birth there is death. So, why am I worried that The Buddha will die or to complete it? Or am I thinking that The Buddha will die when I read those chapters (of course when I was living the book i.e. reading the book, I was in that mindset)?

ii. Our body is only one manifestation rather a physical manifestation and if the body dies it does not mean we cease to exist

And I continued to read and completed the book. The book has become a treasure for me, and I have started looking at business from a different perspective. If you want to know about the Buddha and Buddhism the book is a must read.

KRD Pravin

Here I am supposed to write about myself. Professionally, I am quite serious and a workaholic; personally I am an individual who enjoys what he does and takes life as it comes. I am passionate about my work and actions and empathetically careful, attached and committed to them. All this makes me a fierce competitive professional and yet a compassionate soul, the Yin and the Yang together. Balancing is the art to be practiced using the middle path. From - http://business2buddha.com/about/


Lee · January 26, 2011 at 2:11 am

Thanks for this post, I think I found a new book on my reading list.

Have you read Thich Nhat Hanh’s book on the 5 lay precepts? I read an older version when a friend loaned it to me, I think its now called For a Future to be Possible. If you have, what did you think about it?

    Pravin · January 26, 2011 at 5:58 am

    Hi Lee,

    I have read old path white clouds and desire to read other books by Thich, yet time has not permitted me. Thank you so much for sharing the title with me, once, I read it I will try to compile my views and learnings from there and share it.

    Thank you once again.



satish · January 27, 2011 at 5:18 pm

Jai Hind .. Happy republic day …

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