My Fb friend Nirupama Sundar posted a photograph of what happened when a few groundnuts fell accidentally into a pot where some mint was growing. Two months down the line, she harvested what you see below.
No, it wasn't minty groundnuts, or groundnut leaves with minty flavors. No nonsense folks like groundnuts , simply learn from where they end up falling, do their best, and get on with living, the way they are supposed to. No attitudes, No fuss, just a getting on with what they were meant to do in life, in the best way they can.
That's why no one talks about Nishkaam Karma in the vegetable world. They live it.
Those like us, just discuss, talk, lecture about it.
And yes, some of us also write poems......
with special places
end up green,
and presumed upright,
what lies below their
demand lots of
special foods feeding,
morning and evening sprays
and end up
simply fair and lovely,
with more show than substance.
far and wide,
where hands and pockets go;
sometimes they escape
to see the world,
become one with the new home,
enjoying the new world,
and when its time to move again,
they bring along their fresh pink kids,
wrapped in muddy brown,
"Chalo, you at least got to experience this, na ?
This will help you
when you get roasted and shelled
and even crushed......Remember, its Nishkaam Karma !"