They destroyed all the boards on the shops – anything on which English was written, and forced people to write the boards on their shops in Hindi. And now it is a very very difficult problem, because trains pass from one province to another province. In one province they will paint the name in one language, and the train will enter into another province and they will paint it in their language. It was a constant trouble and fight, and trains were delayed for days because unless their writing is complete…In each compartment the passengers have to write down the name in their language, and whoever prevents them…immediately there is going to be killing…!
Trains were set on fire because people were resisting. Buses were set on fire because the board was not in the language which the people spoke. But buses have to travel all over the country. Now if entering every state – India has thirty states – the buses and trains have to change…it will become a tremendous and hilarious job – but any excuse is enough…!
Emotions are dangerous in the sense that they overwhelm you and they are almost alcoholic.
Paddy gets an invitation to his rich cousin’s wedding in Dublin. At the reception he feels a bit self-conscious in his country clothes so he spends most of his time in the corner drinking whiskey. Finally, he decides to join the party, and asks the most important looking lady guest to dance a Viennese waltz with him. Paddy is angrily refused.
“There are four reasons why I won’t dance with you,” says the guest. “First, you have had too much to drink. Second, the band is not playing a waltz. Third, I am not a woman. Fourth, I am the archbishop of Dublin!”
But when they are drunk, people start seeing things….
The hostess at a kid’s birthday party goes up to little Ernie, “How come,” she asks, “your little brother is so shy? He has not moved from that corner all afternoon.”
“He is not shy at all,” insists Ernie. “It is just that he has never had to wear a necktie before and he thinks he is tied to something.”
Just a little more awareness is needed and all your overwhelming things will start disappearing. A man is really clean and clear when he never gets overwhelmed by anything, when he is always alert and aware and himself, and is not lost in any emotion, whether it is love or anger or anything else.
Young Herbie, on vacation in Florida, is getting frustrated because he cannot attract any girls. Every day on the beach he watches as Bernie Bernstein, an older man, is surrounded by young, beautiful women.
One evening Herbie approaches him at the bar and asks Bernie for some advice.
“Well,” says Bernie, “the first thing is to get a smart haircut, then buy yourself a skimpy swimsuit instead of those baggy shorts. And for a finishing touch, put a rolled up pair of socks in your swimsuit. It works every time!”