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How long is “Forever” ?

​#Detachment #Warranty #Gaurantee 

Most of South Indians might have grown up listening to the “Bhajagovindam” written by Shri Adi Shankaracharya. In my childhood never understood it, in my college days read the translation and meaning of those Sanskrit verses. 

I used to NOT agree…with the below stanza then…

yaavatpavano nivasati dehe

taavatpRichchhati kushalaM gehe .

gatavati vaayau dehaapaaye

bhaaryaa bibhyati tasminkaaye .. 

Meaning : When one is alive, his family members enquire kindly about his welfare. But when the soul departs from the body, even his wife runs away in fear of the corpse.

I used to think Love of a spouse( or potential spouse) is something for eternity and why will a spouse runaway in fear. 

But I see so many others and even from my experiences as I grow older, I understand that there is nothing called “Forever”, Forever is an overrated term. Everything is valid only for the current moment ,  when it is visible and when it is useful. It doesn’t matter how strong the relation was, when it is gone, it is gone and you start with new.

It’s not just applicable for the romantic relationships, it is for every relation in life. It is with siblings, friends, colleagues, aquaintances and normal humans. 

Basically, we and our equations with fellow living beings don’t have “Life Long Guarantee”, we only have “Warranty” period for each relation and person. Once the warranty expires, we move on with new. 

Yes, during the “Warranty” period, we feel the product is of “Life Long Gaurantee”, but hell no. 

Basically, we humans disagree that we see fellow humans as warranty based products but that’s the reality. 

No one will wait for us when we are gone, they will cry for a while and move on. No one will wait and waste their time when we are useless. We too think we will die without some, but we don’t. We cry, crib and then MoveOn. That’s the interesting magic of life.

And that’s the law of nature, if we get stuck with old, we won’t progress. 

Driving the point home, having this sense that “Nothing is permanent, we are not permanent” and practising “Detachment from the people, acts, wealth” and then doing our Karma gives us better sense of everything. We won’t be proud when we have/ achieve something and we won’t get depressed when we fail/lose something.

Warm Regards,

Prasanna Rayaprolu



A fearless Czarina and Shameless optimist who lives life by her own rules

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