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Mahendrawada Kamesh

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Mahendrawada Kamesh

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The Day The State Split Asunder-19

The Day The State Split Asunder-19

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'What did you do after coming out of the hotel?' Karthik asked.

'I will tell you the remaining story tomorrow. I am feeling sleepy now,' replied Adarsh, his eyes drowsy.

'This is not fair. I want to know what happened next. Else, I won't be able to sleep tonight.'

'Tomorrow!' came the reply again. 

'Ok!'

'I am planning to visit the Hanuman Temple tomorrow which is just three streets away. Would you like to come?'

'Okay, Arnold! Good night and don't forget to tell me your remaining story tomorrow. You have landed me on an island of suspense.'

'Why don't you sleep here tonight? You can sleep on my bed.'

'No worries. I will sleep in my room.' 

'You are sleeping here that's it!' Adarsh got up from the chair, closed the door of his room, and spread a thick blanket on the floor.

'You're making me feel embarrassed. This is your room. I am sleeping on your bed while you are resting on the floor.'

'Good night!' Adarsh turned off the light and slept on the floor. Soon they both slipped into a deep slumber.

The next morning, Karthik and Adarsh reached the Hanuman temple. The temple was constructed within an area of five hundred square feet. The sanctum is situated exactly in the centre. Neem, mango, and other trees have grown across the perimeter. 

After racking their footwear in the iron stand, they washed their hands and feet, circled the temple eight times, and got into the temple sanctum.

'Hello, Adarsh How are you? It's been a long time and how are you doing?' greeted the seventy-five-year-old temple priest Rangacharya. His face was full of wrinkles with a big vertical tilak in the centre of his forehead. The white beard covered his neck completely. The hair on his head isn't completely grey. He always maintains an affable smile, greeting everyone. 

'I am fine!' Adarsh fell on the priest's feet.

'Who is this new guy? Is he your friend?' Rangacharya asked.

'Not just a friend. He is my best friend, Karthik,' replied Adarsh.

The priest smiled at Karthik and walked into the inner sanctum and performed archan on our names. After that, he gave prasadam to both Adarsh and Karthik.

'Adarsh! All your efforts will get paid off soon. Trust me, this time everything will come to pass,' the priest said, handing him the half shell of the coconut.

'As long as I have blessings from you I can achieve anything. It is only because of you, I am standing alive today,' Adarsh's mobile started ringing. He took out his mobile from his pocket. 'Please give me a minute uncle.'

'No problem!' said the priest. 

Adarsh went out and came back running after two minutes. His face was beaming bright, brimming with happiness and excitement. 'I don't know what magic you have performed? I got a call from Akshara, the Vice President of Godavari Capital Advisers, one of India's leading venture capital firms. She asked me to meet at 12:30 PM today.'

'Then why are you still waiting here? Go, this time you will pass with flying colours. Lord is always with you,' Rangacharya said with confidence.

'Thank you, uncle! Please bless me,' Adarsh fell on the priest's feet.

'Adarsh my blessings are always with you,' the priest said.

'All the best Adarsh! But I have to wait for a long time to listen to your remaining story,' said Karthik.

'No need! Uncle knows my entire story, he will tell you,' Adarsh said and then turned towards Rangacharya. 'I will meet you later uncle.'

'Uncle, do you know his story?' asked Karthik, with deep interest.

Rangacharya smiled at Karthik. 'Yes, young man! I know his entire story.'

'What happened after he walked out of the hotel?' 

'Sit down! I will tell you the remaining story and don't worry it won't be lengthy,' Karthik sat down on the floor, while the priest seated himself on the wooden plank.

'After the painful betrayal from Aarti,' Rangacharya continued, 'Adarsh decided to commit suicide. He decided to kill himself as soon as he reached the room. But before that, he thought of asking forgiveness from God as suicide is an unforgivable sin. He came to this temple and I saw him donating the entire money that he had in his wallet. I looked into his eyes and I was able to see that he is not donating it out of interest. As soon as I saw him, it became clear that he was about to commit something wrong. As he was about to step out, I stopped him and made him sit exactly in the same place where you are sitting now and enquired about his predicament. He gave me a sketch of his entire story. He decided he is unfit to live in this world. I asked him - "Will your revenge be completed with your suicide? If suicide is a permanent solution for a temporary problem, then there would be no human race on this planet." I asked Adarsh to list out the reasons why Aarti left him. He said his boss was rich and has lots of money, runs a company, and so on. I asked him what it would be like if he had all those things that his boss had. I asked him to give his life a second chance. And yes, he abided. And there is no looking back. He started reading books, learned martial arts, enrolled in the public speaking club and what not! In one year, he changed himself a lot. The beauty of life is that it always gives us a second chance to explore and become what you always wanted to.' 

'That's right uncle. But still, thousands of suicides happen every day. Some commit suicide for failing in exams, some for love failure and some for not getting a job.'

'It is only a matter of giving life the second chance to show us those wonderful things that are waiting for us. If we're breathing means that we are alive, and when we are alive, then opportunities are endless.'

'If you speak like this, anyone will abandon the thought of committing suicide and will instantly start working upon their dreams. But one thing I need to say, Adarsh has faced many struggles in his life. How he surmounted the adversity is fantabulous. I need to learn a lot from him.'

'And also remember, we never meet anyone by chance or accident. You don't meet anyone by accident. Every single person you meet is here to teach you valuable lessons that your soul needs to experience to keep fighting and keep moving forward. Can you show me your palm once?'

Karthik looked at the priest anxiously and put forward his palm. The priest started examining the lines on it.

'Well! There is a chance for you to excel. You will very soon meet your soulmate and also you may put yourself in danger at one particular point if you are not careful with your actions.'

'Any idea what kind of danger I will run into?' 

'I told what may happen, not what will happen. There's a lot of difference between may and will. But so far my words have never gone astray. I advise you to be vigilant and alert all throughout the time.'

'Ok uncle! I will and nothing can happen to me as I will never involve myself in any kind of altercations and fights.'


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