In my last post I discussed in detail how mindfulness cascades to love. Like Guruji says no matter how successful you are in your material or professional pursuits in life, empathy, compassion, kindness,love, thankfulness and gratefulness are the foundations for real success in life that leads to happiness and contentment. I was totally touched by the story of Art Garfunkel and was in tears of joy. This true story is an embodiment of Mindfulness, Empathy, Compassion, Kindness, Love and Unconditional Love. I am very thankful to my friend Anjo Thoppil, who shared this true story with me. He was my room mate from 1981-1983 when we were both pursuing Masters degree in Industrial Engineering in Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, USA.
I have already posted the true story soaked in Unconditional Love in the next post as narrated by Peter Sheridan. Sanford “Sandy” Greenberg is Art Garfunkel’s best friend, and reveals in a moving new memoir, named after that lyric, that the song ” The Sound of Silence” was a touching tribute to their undying bond, and the singer’s sacrifice that saved Sandy’s life when he unexpectedly lost his sight. It will touch your heart. It did mine.