My little niece – Chinu – is about three years old. When I see her picking up small pebbles I remember my childhood. I used to do that – “Wow this stone is very smooth.” “That stone is of very different color”, I will keep this with me always, no one can find such beautiful stone anywhere.

I used to pick up stones the way Chinu does now. Now, I am grown up (may be!) and now I care for different kind of stones :). As many of you must be doing now.

When I compared Chinu’s activities with my current actions. I wonder my father, Saxena Sir (or Rajagopaul Uncleji) must be thinking – hey this kid (for them I may be still a kid) is growing up! One day he won’t care for all these stones!

I am going to ask these elders of mine – what have they really earned in life? How do they measure success now? What they crave for now? And how do they feel about my or any young ambitious persons running around?

I see Chinu and think of my childhood and my small world. What would it be when I’d be say 60. Sitting around and smiling or still running around for something else? I wonder!

I wrote this blog in November, posting it now. Saxena Sir told me what I wrote in previous blog – Money worth earning! He taught not to even run behind earning satisfaction.

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When will we stop?

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 -


rummuser · January 27, 2013 at 11:07 pm

I have earned a well deserved rest from picking up pebbles. I now rest. Hopefully the resting in permanent peace will come soon enough too. Now do you understand my statement that I keep making to you – “I stopped doing a long time ago.”?

KRD Pravin · January 28, 2013 at 3:27 pm

Uncleji, your resting is filled with great fun, humor, lots of reading and meaningful stuff. And of course Blogging!

Let me try to make your rest a coin of 99 – where is the Novel you were writing? When do I get it to read, ok I would edit it and given a chance search for publisher too!

Remember I asked you one and a half year ago – what do you mean by “…stopped doing?” Is it something what Ashtavakra told King Janaka! You gave me convoluted answer – remember that answer… see now what I said has surfaced.

(Google search Zen or Osho story on 99 coin – than you wont fall in the trap I am creating :D)

rummuser · January 28, 2013 at 11:28 pm

No, I am perfectly content with the 99 coins. In fact most of them have not been spent yet.

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