When I was very young, Thatha (Granpda TVS) told me that if a man is free of 3 greeds, he can live a happy live:
1. poon – Tamil word for gold – (love for gold – also means love for money and other good things in life
2. pen – Tamil word for a woman – (lust for a woman or man, in the case of a woman)
3. maan – Tamil word for a land/ground – (greed for land)
He told me that if I live a greed-less life…then, I’ll have the time and mindset to enjoy the things that life actually has to offer.
Lil things…like the intricate and delicate cobweb on a tree, a ray of sunlight, the laughter of a child….or the beautiful blue skies.
As the days pass me by, my adoration for Thatha steadily increases.
He was such a wise old man. I bet your Grandpa was a wise old man too.
I know he is watching me from those beautiful blue skies and saying “Atta Girl!”
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