Thursday, 27 October 2016

Annasamy Anna

Annasamy Anna - poor, landless, dalit - wise, wonderful. He comes home every evening at dusk and sits near  the fire and I put on some water for tea for both of us. by the stove as I cook. 

He comments on the value of the spoken word saying, “Everyone who is born will die. Only words live on.” He says that what remains in the end is memory … all becomes mud, but the rememberances we have of people is what lives on …

He comments on fear saying that the ant bites, not because we will take away the rice grain from it, but out of fear.

He says of the good dying, referring to Naren’s untimely death, “The god takes away the good so that they do not see the karmam (ills)”.

He says that it is impossible to be liked by all. Even in the case of gods, if ten people like them, ten other people blame them …

He says that differances are part of existence - that the five fingers are not alike. He says fair parents can have dark children, and can they then disown them, he asks.

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