Balancing Bhakti and Personal Commitments - How Bapu (Aniruddhasinh)Teaches Us
Hari Om Dear Friends
|Salman Khan in Dabangg|
I’m sure you are going to find this post different from the ones I have posted earlier… but, at the same time, very interesting too!!
Yesterday night, around 25 of us went to watch the movie “Ek Tha Tiger” along with Bapu (Aniruddhasinh), Aai and Dada. Although the movie per se was average, Bapu (Aniruddhasinh), Aai, Dada and everyone of us thoroughly enjoyed the movie especially the performance of Salman Khan. Let me reveal to you a little secret here! At present Salman is Bapu’s (Aniruddhasinh) favorite hero. Bapu (Aniruddhasinh) says that Salman is what a hero should be. It is not only his personality and the way he carries himself is appealing, but the way he conducts himself off screen too. During Bapu’s (Aniruddhasinh) school and college going days, his favourite actor and hero was the late Shammi Kapoor, who passed away very recently.
We have had the privilege of watching along with Bapu (Aniruddhasinh), all the recent films of Salman, viz. Wanted, Dabangg, Ready and Bodyguard; but sincerely speaking Dabangg is Bapu’s, favourite of the lot; and mine too!
|Salman Khan in Ek Tha Tiger|
From this we understand how Bapu (Aniruddhasinh) too sets aside time from his extremely busy schedule, for his family and friends. Bapu (Aniruddhasinh) very clearly says that doing bhakti does not mean forgoing or sacrificing things that we otherwise enjoy doing, such as going for a movie, drama, an outing or going to a restaurant for dinner, etc.. Of course, when we do set aside time for our enjoyment and entertainment, it is important to bear in mind the principles of “Paavitra Hech Pramaan’ (Purity is the only decisive measure).