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Liberate your inner Buddha from the Traffic Jam around you

Suma Ramachandran
17th Mar 2016
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Whoever said that the only thing certain in life are death and taxes was lying. There’s one more thing that’s just as certain: Change. It’s the only constant in life.

Change is also painful. It’s why people resist it. They pretend things haven’t changed. They stay where they are, rooted in the familiar, in their comfort zone, one that is full of fallacies and illusions, seeing only a distorted picture of reality. A picture that gets even more distorted the further removed it is from the truth of the here and now.

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When you have large sections of society refusing to budge and becoming steadily outdated, the result is something of a traffic jam. One where those who see the new reality cannot move ahead. Where someone with a clear vision – let’s call him Buddha – wants to move out of this traffic jam, he is held back, pulled down. How dare he try to move when everyone else around him is not? A Buddha, when viewed through the lens of this distorted reality, appears to be a challenger who needs to be taught a lesson, a dangerous usurper challenging the status quo. The Buddha must be put in his place!! And so they trap him. At every turn, at every crossroads.

If you’re an entrepreneur, you probably know such challenges only too well. Youngsters, especially those just completing their education and ready to live their lives, are “supposed” to be idealistic, conform to expectations, ‘adjust’ themselves to become round pegs that neatly fit into round holes. So don’t shake things up! There’s a status quo to be maintained. Status quo? Sounds more like a traffic jam.

Do you know such a Buddha who’s stuck in a traffic jam? Are you such a Buddha yourself? Not sure? Watch and find out.

He’s not the only one who’s stuck in a traffic jam – she too was nearly trapped in someone else’s vision of reality.

What about you? Can you say #IAmBuddha? Watch Vivek Agnihotri’s Buddha in a Traffic Jam to get your answer.

Buddha in a Traffic Jam - A Vivek Agnihotri Feature.


 

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