Saturday, July 6, 2013

Yeh Jawani Hai Diwani!!

Every good movie has a particular scene or dialogue that touches us. I watched Yeh Jawani Hai Diwani recently. Barring a few mis-placed parts, the movie was simply awesome! And the best scene of the movie for me-

The character Bunny (played by Ranbir Kapoor) wants to go around places and see, experience the world. But in that one scene in the movie, where Naina (played by Deepika Padukone) makes him realize that she need not go anywhere else to ‘get it’, she has it all here. For California ki dhoop, she has Mumbai ki baarish; for berry cheese cake, she has gajar ka halwa; for Norway mein opera, she has Maratha Mandir mein DDLJ. Life has everything every where, but fulfillment is now here.. and not where you are not. And if Bunny is craving to go somewhere else to ‘get’ something else, he would miss the beautiful sunset that’s there in front of him at that moment in that scene.

Life throws so much uncomfortable situations to Bunny to make him realize this.. while he’s away from home and into his adventures, he loses his father and gets to know about it only a week later.

Purpose of Pain

I often wondered why God has made experience of physical pain a part of this universe. So many times, people fall ill or meet with accidents and go through so much physical pain. But in the last few days, I realized somethings-

Recently, I had very bad pain in my wisdom tooth. The dentist told me that it needs to be removed. I promptly agreed for the extraction and accepted the pain that the procedure would inflict on me. Now, having learnt and practiced to live in the present moment at least in a few situations, I kept my self away from anxiety of future pain, till, eventually when I settled down in the dentist’s operating chair. At that time, all the thoughts of my daily chores disappeared and fear gripped me! Right from when he applied local anesthesia and injected pain-killers in my mouth through syringes, I had dropped all my other intentions, worries and tasks aside and only kept praying, surrendering and asking Guruji- why am I supposed to go through all this? By the grace, the procedure was completely smooth and painless! But, I realized that possibly, I have an answer for the purpose of pain in life- at least for those moments of anticipated pain, I forgot everything else and brought myself in the present moment and in prayers. The intention of pain, whether physical or emotional should be to bring a person to surrender and prayers at least for some time.

A Beautiful Poem!