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'(The Blog) With No Name', perhaps best described as a stream of notes and thoughts - 'remembered, recovered and (sometimes) invented'.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

The Rolling Stone

This is a dialog driven parable - from real life:

Master: "Have you heard the saying 'The rolling stone gathers no moss'. If one wants success, one ought to focus on the important things and not jump around and dabble in a zillion different areas!"

Student: "But Sir, the accumulation of moss is hardly a sign of success; rather it shows disuse, even decay. Moreover, as Pandit Nehru said in 'Letters to my Daughter', a rough stone gets polished into a smooth and shiny pebble by rolling on and on!"

Master:"Smart! but then, you need to know when to stop. Roll *too much* and you will crumble into an insignificant grain of sand. Beware of that!"

Student (several years later): "Guess I understand, Sir" (aside) "Perhaps, even the grain of sand can wait for someone who will perceive in it the world - or maybe even think the world of it!"

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