Long time No See, eh! Come, jump on to my
magic flying carpet – PHFA (Hehe! haahaa!
Positive Health For All!) to see more of
“But we live and learn, don’t we?” as I
had said in the middle of the previous page.
Why not start with a searching question for you
to answer? “Who / What are you?”.
Ok! You don’t like me asking you the question? You
don’t let others grab centre-stage / hog the
limelight in your premises?
(I am reminded of the great Comedy – Dance – Song
in the Hindi Movie Laawaris (1981) with music by
Kalyanji-Anandji and sung with Alka Yagnik by the
Big B – Amitabh Bachan – the “Angry Young Man”
in the 1975-84 (Remember the TV Serial “An Angry Young
Man” (1960)- one Man Industry in Bollywood
(Mumbai / Bombay Moviedom) – (At any given time of
day, over one lakh people were watching him – a
tall, lanky, slightly gawky figure sing, dance
and especially fight on the screen. Every year,
approximately four crore people used to crowd the
cinemas to watch him battle the forces of evil,
and it had been estimated that one in every six
Indians had seen one of his films. Each time he
left his elegant house in Bombay’s Juhu-Ville Parle
scheme, investments worth Rs.50 crore used to ride
on him. So much in demand was he – the dark, taciturn
star that the hordes of eager producers who used to
queue up outside his dressing rooms were told that
they cannot expect shooting dates within the next
ten years! And yet, the offers used to keep on coming!!
As French producers Alain Chamas who tried
unsuccessfully to sign him for Crossings opposite
Jon Voight and Richard Dreyfus finally remarked in
sheer exasperation: “This man is not just a star!
Amitabh Bachchan is an industry!!” – an One Man Industry!)
– with lyrics starting and repeated often as Pallavi (the
Carnatic Music equivalent of the thematic / punch line of
a song – heard of Rāgam Thānam Pallavi?) running as
“Maerae Anganae Mein Tumhaaraa Kyaa Kaam Hai?” (Translated
as “What the heck are you doing in my porch?”)!
OK! OK!! I agree!!! You ask yourself, “Who / What am I?”.
Very deep, searching question, eh?!
I can visualise / hear the question setting the memory
registers in your Brain ringing in a frenzy to fetch
you the “Best Answer”s (as they say in Yahoo Answers /
Ask.com Questions / Answers.com pages)!
Relax and ponder deeply! Select the Best answer (as they
say in Yahoo Answers, Answers.com, Ask.com etc.,)!
I. The highly religious and spiritually oriented amongst
you may just find, in the depths of your brain’s memory
the Indian Hindu Philosophical answers like 1.“Tat Tvam Asi”
(meaning Thou art that Brahman)by the Great Hindu Saint
and highly revered proponent of the widely followed Advaita
Philosophy, Adi Sankara and 2. “Aham Brahma Asmi” (I am
that Brahman) from the Mahavakya (meaning Great Sentence)
in Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 1.4.10. of Yajur Veda – the
second of the four Vedas created by Hindu God Brahma, the
Hindu God of Creation. The four Hindu Vedas are:
1. The Rigveda, containing hymns to be recited by the hotar,
or presiding priest;
2. The Yajurveda, containing formulas to be recited by the
adhvaryu or officiating priest;
3. The Samaveda, containing formulas to be sung by the udgatar
or priest that chants and
4. The Atharvaveda, a collection of spells and incantations,
apotropaic charms and speculative hymns.
II. The highly materialistic / science minded / “Modern”
amongst you may off-hand rattle off “……. “.
That will be a story for another day!
So long then, until we meet again!!