26 May 2014

The Throttle


The gulmohar trees on the road were blooming in the hot summer. Narayan was learning to drive a car.

He couldn't control the vehicle; not being able to decide when to let go the throttle. The moment he accelerated the car, in excitement, he had to restrain speed and the other way round.

The instructor said with an amused look, “What makes one a better driver is control over the throttle and not letting go, as is widely believed.”



Read here about the The Prophet of Modern India in Gautam Ghosh's
The Prophet of Modern India: A Biography of Swami Vivekananda

"His teachings continue to be relevant today, especially in the light of the prevailing intolerance and fanaticism in the country, and the increasing turmoil in the world"





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