The Quest of the Sparrows
It was some 5 hour journey during the day today with un-limited questions fighting in my mind and few medical reports and co-incidentally bank statement; which gives mirror image of my present state. I am frustrated and annoyed with myself. I am doing a bit for myself and lives a happy serene life , but at times (this comes at a frequency of 6 months) feel unstable and very string vibes of something missing.
Just trying to distract myself , I bought a book to read while traveling. Never knew reading just 20 pages will calm me down .
Thought I should share some excerpts with you. It could have been a sin , if I choose to keep it with myself.
Book – The Quest of the Sparrows
Authors – Kartik Sharma & Ravi ‘Nirmal’ Sharma
We live in times when media is the king. It’s only interested in financial figure, records and achievements. Spirituality isn’t an object of desire, or even in the headlines; still, you are here. I bow to your spirit, which believes in what no one has seen and marches to a destination that appears to be even harder to achieve than the biggest material goal.
Most human beings search for eternal happiness. Yet, why is it elusive? Most people fail to achieve it by following idealism, spiritualism, capitalism, materialism, socialism or other-isms. Why do they meet disillusionment?
Why does a sparrow, which knows no “-isms”, live without the worries which accompany human beings? What is it we manage throughout our complex lives? Merely survival. Hey, something is wrong – because the bird does the same, effortlessly. So what’s the big difference between us and the helpless sparrow? Don’t you think we’re missing something? What is it?
Forget the sparrow for a moment. Think of all the people in this world. They go to their workplaces in the morning and then return in the evening, like swinging pendulums. But does a pendulum swing aimlessly away and towards the centre? Or does it personify something more , like time? That depends on what you associate with life? Is it aimless or does it have a higher purpose? Like pendulum, it swings between two states – birth and death. What gives it meaning? Can anyone answer ?
The divine . One answer , could be . But that’s a lofty ideal for us beginners. Think of something more practical. Look around you; is everything the same as it was a century ago? What has happened in all these years?
Evolution. Probably ,another answer. Yes . Between birth and death is evolving. That’s the higher meaning of our lives. But what do most people do ? They achieve, lose, feel happy or sad, celebrate and mourn. They merely move to and fro like a ball of a pendulum, with hardly any peace. Even among believers, everyone is religious but very few are truly spiritual. Is it all linked or unrelated? Think over it. Find the connection, and I think we will be able to solve the riddle of life.
Yep! Great book really!! Very practical with gripping story! Enlightening at the same time. I learned quite a few things which changed the way i felt about life.
I am still half way, and have already listed n no of things to improvise in myself 🙂 NO doubt, it’s an awakening.
Thanks for your feedback.
Thanks a lot Saakshi for spreading the message of the book. Everyone reads books but very few actually spread the message they find good. Through this blog you have contributed towards making this world a better and joyous place, which is the intent of the book.
I am honored to have your feedback. Your work is commendable and must say it actually helped me find my inner sparrow. I am still on my way through the book , and can see a lot of changes in my perception.
Thank you for such an awesome work,
Both me and Kartik hope that the sparrow in you flies so high that it becomes a great story in itself. And then it would you who would be telling your story to us!
Wish you the very best in your very special journey!
Ravi ‘Nirmal’ Sharma
Thank you Sir for your blessings. Fingers crossed.