[Marxism] Re: Pressure Drop
Marla Vijaya kumar
marlavk at yahoo.com
Mon Oct 23 09:51:37 MDT 2006
There was once a wisecrack, Birbal in Emperor Akbars court. Once the emperor asked him, Birbal, tell me one subject that everyone can speak with authority. And the emperor cautioned him, I have enough of your sick jokes. If you fail to come out with the correct answer by tomorrow evening, I am going to get your head chopped off.
So, poor Birbal was dejected and dragged his feet home. His wife enquired, What is the matter with you, dear. Not feeling well? I will make a concoction of Ginger and black pepper and presto, your headache will vanish.
Birbal had to swallow the concoction and feeling restless, went to see his friend hoping that he will have an answer. His friend suggested some herbs that will cure his depression. Dejected, Birbal returned home and spent a sleepless night, aware that this was his last night in this world. At day break, he ventured into the cold morning hoping some miracle will happen. To everyone he posed the emperors question and each was suggesting a different answer. Someone said poetry. Another said singing as we all sing in the bath room. Yet another suggested Palmistry. Dissatisfied, Birbal walked along, hoping to meet someone who can give the correct answer. But no luck! He only got prescriptions from all his acquaintances, as each has read a different symptom in him. Dejected, poor Birbal crawled back to the emperors court, to meet his final judgement. At the gate, the sentry enquired, Birbal, Sir! What is the problem? You are not well or what? I know, you
should be running a fever. You should have taken rest. I can see that you are shivering also? I have the right medicine for it. I always use it when I am sick. Grind some tobacco with sugarcane juice and add some black pepper and take it twice this day. And I guarantee, you will be fit like a horse by tomorrow morning.
And Birbal had the correct answer that saved his life! It is medicine! Every one can speak eloquently and with confidence about cures for ailments!
I am quoting this anecdote just to say that we can go on reciting our own experiences about our ailments. It is one of the most discussed subjects among people. Any way, Louis, good exercise certainly helps. I spend my one hour walking time to sort out my ideas.
Vijaya Kumar Marla
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