My dad Kishore V Sonpal, was just short of 82, when he breathed his last on June 12, 2020, 01:24am. He built the habit of maintaining a diary right from his late twenties, when he took up his first job with Indian Railways, way back in 1964. His writings have stood the test of time. They are as relevant today, as they were, when he penned them down. I am sharing these diary entries. Just like me, hope you will also find subtle meaning in his writings.
Here is the fifth share.
Transcript of the Image:
Everyday before us, the life perishes, youthfulness wears away.
Days that are gone never return again.
Time is the eater of the universe.
Wealth is as impermanent as a series of waves in the water.
Life is fleeting like the Lightening.
Therefore, O Lord, save me who has sought refuge at your feet, right now, with your unbounded grace.
Its a prayer which we can easily relate to, for its simplicity and its depth in meaning. Yet its something which many of us realise way to late in life. Chasing wealth, missing out on time, not enjoying life for what it is and complaining for what its not.