Eating is an agricultural act - Wendell Berry

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

patience and youth

i have been very taken in by this line from one of kabir's bhajans.
कहत कबीर सुनो भाई साधू, साहिब मिले सबूरी में
सबूरी (सबूरी) indicates a state of patience (सब्र) mixed with belief and alertness.
i found this really nice piece written by atanu (of deesha fame) in the days of usenet quoting this stanza in a random conversation.

i was trying to explain this concept to a couple of students who i was travelling with in a cab.
not sure if anything went past their defiant bombay-induced 'go-get-it' posturing.

but nevertheless, i returned home to see an ad which almost deifies 'impatience'.
what chance do i have?


Vanessa said...

patience is a HUGE virtue, but not where internet speed is concerned. I agree with the ad here.

csm said...

please remember the days of dial up :-)
one cannot be selective about any of one's traits.
then it becomes 'casteist'.