Balance sheet of my Life by S.Krishnamurthy 663 Mech
Someone said that birth is the opening stock and death is the closing stock of a person’s balance sheet. Health and education are the current assets and character is the fixed asset. Children are the dividends and pleasure and pain are the interest income. Birth as a human being could be karma palan and is considered a great boon as per the Hindu belief. Whatever happens between birth and death is governed by the effects of ill or noble acts in the previous births. However Shanakaracharya says that there could be mid course corrections using one’s own buddhi.
So much for the Vedanta part of life. Born as the youngest in a humble family among 8 siblings , my birth star chithirai is said to have driven my father to the streets on four legs. Brought up by eldest brother I grew up in Tambaram . Studied in
, Corley high
School , Tambaram , did my PUC at Jain college
Meenambakkam. By a stroke of luck got
admission in National
School Guindy. Pursued higher education at IIT
Bombay for two years . Joined Tata Electric Cos. and exited form the same. College
When I reflect on the mid course corrections good fortune played a major role in my academic career . There were no surprises in the professional career except the exit part. When one door shuts another opens as it happened in my life with my son passing out C.A and getting employed when I left Tatas in 1996. Both my son and daughter are married and am blessed with three grand daughters that include a twins. There were no great opportunities knocking at my door after retirement and am leading a peaceful life.
Having gone through many turn of events , opportunities / disappointments etc I can advise the posterity to listen to one’s elders and you would stand to gain. Enjoying a comparatively healthy life my only prayer is to depart without giving too much trouble to my dependents.