Friday, May 26, 2006

More from Shantaram

Suffering is exactly like happiness, but backwards. One is the mirror image of the other, and has no real meaning or existence without the other.

6 comments:

richunderconstruction said...

very true.
well picked lines...
had to read it twice to sink it in.
shantaram, well yes, nxt on my list.

starry nights said...

It is very true.one cannot do without the other.

Mon said...

interesting...

Aditi said...

Yea reminds me of those words from the matrix where he explained that the first society was utopia, there was no sadness and people got even more restless...I guess we need balance in life

Nabeel said...

without suffering we won't be able to value happiness .. or even know it

Dadoji said...

Yes, the comparison is what really brings out the flavours. However, instead calling one the backwards of the other, I would call one inside-out of the other. Suffering turns one inside out.