Even when one is suffering , small pleasures make him happy ?
The fleeting joy of human life in the veil of darkness of Samsara
Summarized from Tamil by
(Based on the very scholarly lecture of Mukkur Sri Lakshmi Narasimhachaya Swami which was posted in the face book.)
On a new moon day one man was walking through deep forest,
Suddenly a tiger started chasing him and he ran with great speed,
And he fell in to a dilapidated well, hit a stone there and his head started bleeding,
But he was happy as he has escaped from the tiger and he tied a bandage and started singing.
Suddenly there was a movement inside the well and he noticed a huge very hungry Python ,
With open mouth was moving towards him and he noticed a branch of a tree on the well wall,
And he jumped and started hanging on it and then two big bandicoots started gnawing the branch,
And he managed to jump and catch the wall well , where there was a very big bee hive,
And when he was being bitten by the bees , one drop of honey fell on his mouth ,
And it seems he though he was lucky and enjoyed the sweetness of that honey.
Like this we are walking in the forest of human life and the tiger called Karma,
Starts chasing us and fall in to the well called samsara and get hurt,
Suddenly a python called sickness in old age is trying to swallow us completely,
And we catch hold of a branch called hope gnawed by the bandicoots of time and death
Indicating that we cannot be there forever and then we jump and catch hold,
Of the edge of the well which is the doctor and at that time thousands pf bees,
Who are relatives try to exploit us and in spite of all that unending misery,
We some times get a momentary limited soon ending enjoyment like the drop of honey,
And we forget all our circumstances and enjoy it and are just happy,
Instead of surrendering to God and getting endless joy,