Do you believe in karma? I do. Being an Indian and especially a southie, I do believe in karma. Like Jason Lee in the comedy series My Name Is Earl. Karma is a simple belief that when you do good things to other people, good things happen to you. When you do bad things, yes bad things befall. We have centuries old literature, Silappathikaram story of a philanderer husband and a really cool kick-ass wife who burns an entire city for her husband’s death. The moral of the story is that the sins we commit in this birth will affect you in your next one.
‘Ulvinai uruthu vanthu ootum’
Yey I remembered the lines. Its ancient Tamil, it’s like a totally different language. We are forced to memorize them in school. But my hypothesis differs slightly from this. I say bad things don’t wait. They don’t wait for your next birth, it happens to you so fast before you know what hit you. So when somebody screws me up, I just let it go, leave it all behind. Its not like I’m a nice guy or anything, I wish they go hell but never did anything to get back at them. Coz I don’t want bad things happening to me.
Another thing that amazes me is, Paying It Forward principle. Its almost the same thing. They say it only applies to the good things returning back to you. I say it goes both ways. When lots of good things are happening to you, you can be sure of a bad thing following it. The tenth grade results came last week. I have a kid next door who is almost like a little brother to me. He got 83.5% we are all happy about it.
The other day he bought chocolates on the pretext of the results. I don’t like candies. I refused the offer but my curiosity didn’t leave me at peace. I peeped into the box, sikes CADBURY’S. Cadbury’s is altogether a different thing. I grabed one for myself. I took one bite, I don’t chew, I leave it to melt by itself in my mouth. It’s an amazing feeling like I’m kissing my girl, its just that CADBURY’s a thousand times better.Then he asked me what gift I’m gonna buy him. I said anything you want.
The following day I took him to the shop, I was standing at fancy key chain section, coz seriously I thought that’s what he’s gonna choose. I turned around and found him standing in the pen section.
Guess what he wanted?
I was like, are you sure want that? He said, “Yes…” He was really excited. Damn, I shouldnt have said anything you want.Then again I gave my word… This is paying it forward…. I graduated from a really good engineering college, though I’ll never be able to solve this one…
5 bucks Cadbury’s = 300 bucks Parker vector… :D [LOL]
P.S. The blogger doesn’t really have a girl friend. All potential candidates, I mean girls within age limit 20-24 can apply. Indians need not apply coz All Indians are my brothers and sisters. Cute east Asian people are preferred. Girls with Kung-Fu, Karate, Tae kwan do as extra qualification can refrain from applying. I’m not keen on getting my butt kicked every time I’m late for a date…