Subba’s Serendipitous moments

May 15, 2007

Wisdom is not a station

Filed under: Inspiration,Learning,Perspective,Stories — Subbaraman Iyer @ 12:04 pm

A young man came to the master and asked, " How long is it likely to take me to attain ennlightenment?"

Said the Master, "Ten years"

The young man was shocked. "So long?" he asked incredulously

Said the Master, "No, that was a mistake. It will take you twenty years."

The young man asked, "Why did you double the figure?"

Said the Master, "Come to think of it, in your case it will probably be thirty"

Some people will never learn anything, because they grasp everything too soon. At least that’s what they believe. Wisdom, after all is not a station you arrive at but a manner of travelling. If you travel too fast you will miss the scenery.

To know exactly where you are headed may be the best way to go astray. Not all those who loiter are lost.

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