Who is a happy man?

"A man who cooks in the evening with limited amount of vegetables in his own house; one who is debt free; one who is in homeland is truly happy."

Translation from a Mahabharat episode where Yam (god of death) asks the question and Yudhisthir answers.

8 comments:

Rohit Talwar said...

Apun officially itne dinon baad Me First kar rela hai. :D


Very nice. Ye kaise yaad aaya suddenly?

~ | | OM | | ~ said...

indeed....

Richa Bhardwaj said...

Totally!

Woodsmoke said...

So:
1. I need something non-veg at least once every day.
2. I don't live in my "own" house.
3. I am not debt free.
4. I am very very far away from my homeland.

But I am still happy.
Is that because the Mahabharata, infallible though it is, can be wrong at times? Or is it because I am woman, and hence everything that makes a man "truly happy" need not ring true for me?

Subhadip said...

@Rohit
MF after a long time.
I read the Mahabharat in parts when I was in Kolkata.

@Om
Hum nehi yeh Mahabharat kehta hai.

@Richa
Wish everything was so simple.

@Sayan
You are happy! That's good then - need not worry about what is said in Mahabharat. Anyway, it's not feasible.

~ Deeps ~ said...

wat wud be modern day mahabharta version :)

Subhadip said...

@Deeps
The basics are same dude. That's why I mentioned it here.

~ ॐ ~ said...

I agree... again :)