TIME TO RETURN
If you have passed 40/50 years of life,
then start preparing to return now before
it is too late, before everything you have
done becomes useless!
Why & Where to Return & How to Return?
Let me share Tolstoy’s famous story with you to learn, understand & decide to return:
*Returning….. is never easy*
A man went to the king. Said he was poor,
he has nothing, he needs help. The king
was kind. He asked: What help is needed?
The man said: a little plot. The king said:
Come here tomorrow morning at sunrise. Run as far as you can run, that whole plot is yours. But remember, from where you start running, you have to come back by sunset, otherwise you will get nothing!
The man was happy & excited. He started running at sunrise.. kept running & running; the sun had climbed overhead.. but the man did not stop running.. a little more
hard work.. then rest for whole life!
Evening was about to come and the man remembered, he has to return, otherwise he will not get anything! He saw he had come far away.. now he had to return.. but how would he return..? The sun had turned towards the west.. the man had full breath.. he could have returned.. but time was passing fast.. a little more strength to be put.. he started running at full speed.. but now he felt tired.. and he dropped dead.!
The king was watching it all. He went with his colleagues where the man fell on the ground and looked at him carefully and said:
He only needed few yards of land. He was running so much without any reason!
The man wanted to return.. but could not return.. he returned there, from where
no one comes back!
Now imagine by putting yourself in place of that man, if we are not making the same mistake that he did. We don’t know the limit of our desires. Our needs are limited, but our desires are infinite! We do not prepare to return in the fascination of acquiring more. And when we do, it is too late!
Then we have nothing left.
I was involved in the race of life, where did I reach till today? Where do I have to go & how long do I have to reach? If I keep running like this, where & how long will I reach? We are all running without realising that the sun returns in time. Even Abhimanyu did not know about returning. We are all Abhimanyus. We also
do not know how to return !
The truth is that..
Those who know how to return
they know how to live, but..
it is not that easy to return.
I wish that character of Tolstoy’s
story could have returned in time!
I pray to God that we all return! May we all get the conscience,
strength and decision to return.
May everyone be blessed.
*Loads of Love, Light and Blessings.*——-ANONYMOUS
Featured Pic from :https://www.britannica.com/biography/Leo-Tolstoy