Saturday, February 10, 2007

Educated do not like sophistication, they like simplicity.

Eliyahu M Goldratt, the author of classic "The Goal" has written the following words in the preface to the Indian edition of the book:
  • Educated people do not admire sophistication, they admire simplicity...
How true! We waste so much of time in beautification of our drawing rooms. Books on norms and etiquettes are hot sellers. We polish our way of speech even if our thoughts are complicated (if not malicious!). With more and more of technology, things of material comfort, information and media intrusion in our lives, sophistication has won over our simplicity.
That is why we despair that solutions are eluding us. If we look at 'Yaksha Prashna' in Aranya Parva of the epic Mahabharata, we find the solutions (or answers) given by Yudhisthir to the most complicated questions (or Prashnas) posed by Yaksha are simple. And these simple yet profound answers could get back the lives of the 4 pandavas; who changed the destiny of the Mahabharata.
We ought to find answers of the Yaksha Prashnas which the life poses to us. All answers of the Prashnas are simple. And there are answers to all the Prashnas. Only that they are to be discovered.