a walk in the snow

bajenaghe naghi
by bajenaghe naghi

the other day dilip sri veriveraji was in the store offering us his tales. one story he told us has stayed in my mind and i thought i tell it to you.  the teacher wanted to show the importance of setting goals to his students. he took them to a field which was covered with fresh snow. he instructed them to walk forward for two hundred yards without looking back. they should try to walk as straight as possible. when all the students had reached the other side of the field he asked them to turn back and look at their own foot steps in the snow and see how straight they had walked. it was a disaster.  the lines were everywhere and all over the place. only one student had made a perfect straight line in the snow. the teacher asked him to tell them how he did it. the student said before he started walking, he set a piece of rock in the distant as his target. he walked toward that rock without taking his eyes from it. this way he could not go astray or meander. the teacher was very happy with what he heard. he told his students that in life also people often misspend precious times (ie. life) and  wander around aimlessly not really knowing where they are heading.  but once you set a target or a goal for yourself, you will reach it in the shortest possible time. bekhoda khayli gol goft. 


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Natalia Alvarado-Alvarez

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BN jan,

by Princess on

I am afraid I was expecting this answer from Dilip, but was still somehow hoping for a "magic wand" answer. No harm in hoping, huh? :)

Thanks for consulting the Sage on my behalf.


bajenaghe naghi

ali jan

by bajenaghe naghi on

wow! i loved what you wrote. if we put all this to music we shall have a great rock and roll piece. 

bajenaghe naghi

princess jan

by bajenaghe naghi on

dilip read your question and told me to tell you this:

in the story the rock is only a metaphor. although the rock is a visible sign in this story, in most decisions we make and most dreams we want to accomplish, there are no physical sings to follow. but as humans we all have a third eye within us. this eye sees 360 degrees, it remembers the past and visualizes the future with an amazing accuracy. the more you use this third eye the better it will serve you. those who have achieved this higher status are called, the wise, with insight, a seer, or an oracle. 

I hope i did not leave any thing out.  


Thanks for sharing the lesson!

by Princess on

BN jan, 

Vaghe-an keh gol goft!

Next time you see this guru, can you ask him on my behalf, what to do when one all of a sudden for some reason cannot see the rock anymore? It can be extremely scary if we are used to that rock and all of a sudden it's gone and we don't know what happened. 



Ali P.

What do I do?

by Ali P. on

I am wandering aimlessly, by myself.

Going, for the sake of going.

My feet are killing me.

I don't know where I am going, and I can't even remember where I came from.

Which way should it be heading, when they find my stiff, frozen, lifeless body...? :-(

bajenaghe naghi

khaleh mosheh jan

by bajenaghe naghi on

i agree with you that life in general terms is not a destination but a journey. but in life there are many little destinations, and i think this story addresses that part. take the time and savour every step and smell every flower. 

bajenaghe naghi

natalia Jan

by bajenaghe naghi on

thank you. i could have used it too. ;-)

khaleh mosheh

Journey or destination?

by khaleh mosheh on

Dear Bajenagh 

I agree if life is about the destination then sure. Yet I like to enjoy the ride a little. 

Natalia Alvarado-Alvarez

Very good advice......

by Natalia Alvarado-Alvarez on

I too could have used this advice long ago.

It is true that once one is focused on a goal then one can work towards said goal  overcoming great obstacles.


bajenaghe naghi

ebi jan

by bajenaghe naghi on

thank you. shoma khayli lotf darin. 

ebi amirhosseini

Bajenaghe AZIZ !!!

by ebi amirhosseini on

Where was this friend of yours,Mr Dilip Sri Veriveraji,when you & I were young(er) & thought we could change the world!!.

I emailed your blog to my son.


Ebi aka Haaji