In the last century, a Tourist from abroad visited a famous Indian Yogi who lived a peaceful life. He was astonished to see that the Yogi’s home was only a simple room filled with books. The only furniture was a Mat and a kerosene lantern.

“Yogi ji where is your furniture?” asked the Tourist.

“Where is yours?” replied the Yogi.

“Mine? But, I’m only a visitor here.”

“So am I,” said the Yogi!

Would love to hear your views?

To end on a lighter vein!🙂🙂

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About dilipnaidu

An open mind! Love to share my thoughts and a keenness to learn. An engineer and a MBA I had a wonderful innings in the Army and later moved to consultancy and teaching. My current interests are reading, music, growing culinary herbs, playing golf and yoga. I am serious on "Living life less seriously". A warm welcome to you be well and be cheerful always.

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  1. sindhoooo says:

    Beautiful ones! I haven’t read anywhere else about leaving ‘moha’ behind… Superb!

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  2. Ankur Mithal says:

    The endless quest to collect and gather. Man’s Achilles heel. Anthropologists say humans were hunters-gatherers. Hunters may need more proof, but gatherers of useless stuff is for all to see.
    And a great observation of the master to end with🙂

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    • dilipnaidu says:

      Well I am sure the Anthropologists are right as humans had to hunt and store for their survival – no departmental or kirana stores existed then🙂

      However in current times when we acquire stuff not really needed by us but just for the sake of buying and flaunting it’s then that the Master’s wisdom becomes relevant.
      Cheers!

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  3. rommel says:

    Safe to say that I could never be a monk.🙂

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  4. sheela says:

    Very very true………..
    and the pinch of humor was awesome🙂

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  5. yes, we all are visitors here! Love the cartoon.

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  6. Imprint says:

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    • dilipnaidu says:

      Welcome Jennifer and good to know of your deep knowledge of Indian scriptures. Many of us in India I must admit know little on this vast ocean of Knowledge. I do listen to some American Kirtan singers Krishna Das Bhagwan Das and others who are very much into Bhakti Path and who even lived like Sadhus (Religious ascetic) while learning from Gurus.

      I am not on Twitter but here is a link you may listen to. Thank you so much for stopping by and best wishes.

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  7. inesephoto says:

    No attachments, as they say. Yet, he treasured his books😉

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  8. BroadBlogs says:

    Someone who knows what is important and what is not. We get so bogged down in stuff that we don’t develop our souls.

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  9. Melissa says:

    I enjoyed reading that, thank you. It’s simple, but profound. I know as I lighten my load by giving to others, I find more peace. (And less to move! Haha!) Thank you Dilip! 🙂

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  10. Hummingwords says:

    hahah! that was good I loved the cartoon😀

    the thought is really very deep..thanks for sharing!

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  11. kutukamus says:

    LOL I like the Master already!😀

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  12. Excellent my friend… Yes very wise words.. We are all only visiting here, May our Trip here be one we take home with us our most cherished memories and lessons.. The Lighter we can travel the more treasures remain within our hearts..

    Wonderful post Dilip.. wishing you a beautiful New Week..
    Blessings
    Sue

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  13. Even a visitor/ tourist strives for a pleasant stay. I prefer Krishn’s outlook- enjoy your stay in this world, but take it with a dollop of salt.

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  14. So we can say: Book is the best friend of a traveler not GPRS🙂

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  15. Madhu says:

    A simple truth! I am aghast by the rampant increase in consumerism in the younger generation. Hubby says it is a matter of perspective and that our elders must have thought the same about us🙂

    Thanks for the smiles at the end Dilip🙂

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    • dilipnaidu says:

      Being in touch with MBA students I learned too that the Generation X and Y should not be judged with the same yardstick as the baby boomers🙂 But if we were to draw wisdom from the following quotes moderation is the key and so your observation too seems right.

      “प्रयोग करें, लेकिन दुरुपयोग न करें”! and

      “Use, do not abuse… neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy”. ~ Voltaire

      Thanks Madhu and a happy Sunday!🙂

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  16. Simona says:

    SPLENDIDO WE🙂

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  17. Kamila Pala says:

    Such a nice post :)! Bye. Kamila

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  18. 😀 So true! And love the comic – no attachment the better it is😉 Thank you for the smile of the day!!

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  19. renu says:

    sweet message….I have started practicing detachment:)

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  20. Aliosa says:

    Thank you for visiting ! 🙂

    Regards,
    Aliosa.

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  21. Funny* Cartoon sorry about the typo

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  22. Funny* cartoon.. Sorry about the typo

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  23. Dummy cartoon ans as always beautiful post

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  24. Aquileana says:

    Let’s flow as a river. Life is short and it is worth living.
    Best wishes, Dilip!, Aquileana😛

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  25. Binky says:

    We are all visitors here, and we all leave with nothing. What we do is our legacy, not what we have.

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  26. We are only here for a short time, and we must try to be the best ‘us’ that we can be…🙂 Thank you for short, sweet, enlightening post. The cartoon made me laugh!

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  27. suhas says:

    A short & sweet message from the monk. We are all visitors but have enough time at our disposal. Take a clue from the masters because:-

    “Lives of great men all remind us,
    We can make our lives sublime;
    And departing leave behind us.
    Footprints on the sands of time”

    Suhas

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  28. Jenn Ji Hyun says:

    “But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also”
    😊

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    • dilipnaidu says:

      OMG Jenn your word’s are so beautiful and meaningful. I would love to make this message a purpose of my life.👍And to achieve that we will need to practice awareness and selflessness. In the process our life in this world will be transformed to one of bliss.
      Thank you so much and best always. 😋🙋

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  29. I am in tune with the thinking : we are just passing through but we can leave a trace🙂

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  30. We are all just actors in this stage of life… we all know that still we get attached with mundane pleasures and relations.”Nirvana” is an unachievable goal for us all….🙂

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    • dilipnaidu says:

      Maniparna you are right Nirvana does seem a distant dream🙂 Yet to make our life more meaningful and peaceful we need to practice awareness reminding our-selves in your words “We are all just actors in this stage of life.”!

      Thanks aplenty for your free and frank comments🙂🙂

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  31. Swetank says:

    Loved the last part.. email with no attachments!🙂

    Be Bettr, Stay Bettr!🙂

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  32. I remember the days when what I owned would fit into my bicycle panniers . Sad to say, those days are long past.🙂 –Curt

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  33. Ah, so we are …visitors, but we spend a whole lifetime accumulating paraphernalia and sometimes never realize how foolish it is. Thank you, my dear Dilip and loved the joke! 🙂

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  34. Allison says:

    Hehee I love this humor, so sweet and true! Thank you dear friend, for the smile and thoughts. Non-aatachment has been on my mind as well, we are kindred spirits!

    Wishing you peace and light, always,

    Allison

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  35. I was taught from an early age that things are just things and you can’t take them with you on your next journey. So things are not as important to me…… as people.

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    • Dilip says:

      Gracious of you to visit and add your thoughts! You were so fortunate to be explained the importance such values as a child. What we learn when we’re young is with us forever. And yes our happiness does depend (to some extent) on people and relationships!

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  36. Such a nice post, Yeah we all are visitors for certain period of time. Thanks for sharing🙂

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  37. andy1076 says:

    We are all but visitors to God’s Kingdom before our time is upon are we not?

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