Shall I try to tell you all a ‘micro’ story as well?
The ultimate Sacrifice.
The vulture had casually watched as a fruit from that free fell down. A wild goat ate it and died. Its flesh tasted good.
This saintly looking man who came by was looking both at the fallen goat and at the vulture gorging bits of it, with great compassion. Did he understand its great hunger? Did he know how the goat had met its end?
God, is that another fruit being brought down by the breeze?
Vultures do not eat fruit.
But this one swooped down on the fruit and rapidly consumed it. And fell dead.
The man was in tears. He understood the ultimate sacrifice.
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After R & D and technical management experience of over three decades in petroleum and organic chemical industry, have been devoting the past fifteen years to the study of Tamil and Sanskrit classics, including dharmic works and doing some serious translation work. Have been a significant contributor to the medha journal almost since its inception upto 2013 and expect to continue my association with it.