Seems like Saucepans are trending nowadays on Diya ji, Prateek ji and then yesterday Sarvani ji. I also decided to get some wisdom from a saucepan, for I believe that you can learn from anything and anywhere if you are willing to do so.

So yesterday somewhat around 8:15 pm, I sat in a dark room and imagined a saucepan, to get some, or better put it this way – “Saucepan Wisdom”. I looked at it in my mind’s eye intently. I got some out of box ideas (or out of pan ideas). If your saucepan is free of stains and shiny, you can use it as a mirror, otherwise you can put it upside down and use it as a musical instrument, playing it with a spoon. Ok ok, I now I am not good at cracking jokes. So before you throw a saucepan on me or on your device (which won’t be a good idea), let me elaborate on the main idea that a saucepan taught me :

The Saucepan of Life : We have got this Saucepan of Life, along with 9 spices (Navrasa) and many different ingredients (experiences, opportunities, etc). There is flame of knowledge, efforts, which we can control. Our breath is the LPG (without any meter how much is left), once it goes off, everything ends. We are the Chefs. Now it’s upto us what type of dish we want to cook in this Saucepan. Everyone has some different ingredients, but what you cook is in your hand. It’s just like cooking, flame should be properly set and regulated. Overheating and under-heating, both will spoil the dish. Add the spices according to your taste. You are The Master of your own destiny or The Chef of your own Life. Whatever you add in your dish, add mindfully, vigilantly otherwise, unmindfully added ingredients will spoil its taste. What type of dish you like, it’s your personal choice, don’t try to copy what others are cooking. And remember, a good Chef can turn even Bitter gourd into a palatable one. If you manage to cook a delicious dish in this Saucepan, others will also enjoy its taste along with you, but if you cook something inedible, you will have to eat it alone. It’s your Saucepan, your choice, your dish and your cooking skills.

So this was what came out of my mental Saucepan. Was this dish edible?

P.s. Navarasa means Nava means nine, Rasa means emotional state or emotions. The nine emotions are Shringara (love/beauty), Hasya (laughter), Karuna (sorrow), Raudra (anger), Veera (heroism/courage), Bhayanaka (terror/fear), Bibhatsya (disgust), Adbutha (surprise/wonder) and Shantha (peace or tranquillity). (Verbatim from here) (read more here)

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