To think that this phenomenon of alternating sorrow and happiness is not so is another illusion we have. Based on all this, as you can see, our entire life is built on hope.
You know, the greatest illusion–I am sitting here now, speaking into this microphone and recording this talk, and you believe that I will continue recording till the allotted time is over, when the fact is anything can happen. I am 58 now. Well, I look young; my mind is young and all of it is true. But, I am 58!
Who knows when the heart has had enough and says, ‘stop it’ and is gone just like that? Or else, consider there is a spurt of blood in the head and there you are gone. Or maybe, inadvertently, I put my finger into one of these electrical connections and get electrocuted. When they open the door to see if M has finished recording, M is not here, he is gone. Look, I am not trying to be funny. It’s true! It can happen at any time. There could be an earthquake any moment.
Even if one looks into the mirror and sees a few wrinkles, how hard we try to forget it or cover it up in some way or the other. Illusions! Illusions!