Paths lead to same goal , one may be rough and another smooth.
(I got this idea after reading about one of Shirdi Sai Baba’s teaching in Tamil. If only we understand and follow it!
All water that falls on earth flows to the sea ,
And just like it all paths lead to same God,
Understand this well and never please say,
That one path is good and another bad.
One man consumes rich and sweet food,
Another man can only consume cheap and plenty of food,
Yet another may be able to consume only pieces of old bread,
All of them satiate their hunger but the former is elated and last very sorry
One man wears only silks and modern cloths,
Another wears clean net and pressed cloths ,
Yet another may be able to wear only old tattered cloths,
And all of them cover up their body but the former is elated and the last very sorry.
One boy studies in English medium convent ,
Another boy studies in govt. aided English mediun school,
Yet another studies in a tamil medium govt. school,
And all of them gain same knowledge but the former is elated and the last one is very sorry,
One man sleeps on very soft bed of cushions with silk spreads,
Another sleeps on a cotton bed with cotton spreads,
Yet another sleeps on a bare mat without any spreads ,
And all of them sleep well but the former is elated and the last very sorry.
One man marries an epitome of beauty who is an actress or model,
Another weds an ordinary lady with average beauty,
Yet another weds a girl considered not pretty by others,
And all of them enjoy wedded life but the former is elated and the last is very sorry.
One man begets only sons ,
And another begets sons as well as ladies,
And yet another begets only girls,
And all of them have children who love them, but the former is elated and the last one is very sorry.
Joy and sorrow are but graded illusions which are the sides of a polygon,
Though these different emotions lead us to the same goal,
People due to Maya think that one illusion at the top is great,
And another at the bottom as bad , which is the trick of Maya.
As same incident can be sorrow for one person and joy for another,
Understand this and do not such thoughts of comparison creep in to you.
And please follow the path allotted by fate to you,
And stand stiff and fight and march ahead in life.