They say “your ordeal” Oh! Yes perfect when it’s theirs. When talking of mine, it is yet to come. And believe me, I have most determinedly, consistently, persistently and vigorously been waiting for that. Even after 30 odd years, I am raring to wait even for years to come; just wait. Act of waiting is erroneously making me patient (no other way) and biblical meaning of patience says – the quality or virtue of patience as either forbearance or endurance. In the former sense it is a quality of self-restraint or not giving way to anger, even in the case of provocation; it is attributed to both God and man and closely related to mercy and compassion. So, when I am jealous of my friends’ ordeal, I am kind enough to be waiting for mine, and thereby seeking those biblical virtues. This also ensures no trespassing of “KARMA”, doesn’t it.
5 years after we passed out of college, when Sri (No, Not SIRI I don’t use apple) a foreigner friend of mine and my balcony mate in hostel called me and said, “ what the heck are you doing there man” I was able to swindle him somehow. Hey ! Sri, its your ‘Karma’ which is making you do good there and its my (Non)‘Karma’ making me become virtuously patient for good. ‘ Karma’ is an ethos of life here and I am a true countryman up to my fingertips.
See you next time and good night.