Posted by: vmbhonde | एप्रिल 29, 2011

Look within for Truth

One day, people saw a man out in the street searching frantically for something. The inquisitive nature of man was on work. “What are you searching for? They inquired.

“I’ve lost my key” replied the Person

The helping nature of mankind was at work. So everyone joined him, trying to help him

After some search someone had the urge to ask the place where exactly, the key was lost. So that more condensed search could be made.

So, the enquiry was made for the same to the Person. “I lost the key in the house,” replied the Person.

 “Then why are you searching for it in the street?” was the obvious question asked to him.

“Because there is more light here.” Replied the Person

This short story is symbolic. Everybody is looking for the key.
The key to happiness, the key to bliss, the key to freedom, the key to God, the key to peace or whatever one may like to term a phrase.

Most of us look for the key outside. The key is sought in power, in success, in relationships, in wealth, in others. Much light seems outside.
Very few look for the key within. The key was lost within and so has to be searched within.

But if faces one’s own Self, one cannot see the light instantly, rather faced by the fears, the loneliness, the conflict one runs away from the Self. One looks for some company, some game, some work, anything, but facing one’s own Self and the never ending search on the outside continues.



  1. Here, I felt one sentence is missing. In story in Para above the “because there is more….) One of his Guru or well wisher was told him that ” if you lost any thing ,search in the light” that is why he is searching there in the light. (actually meaning is or morale is something else). This is what I heard in my olden days.
    Any way it is good “INSTEAD OF SEARCHING OUT SIDE SEARCH WITHIN” is my Guru’s teachings.
    Babu Chakravarthy

  2. really within u for happiness.enjoyed to read it,particulrlu now in usa.

  3. Nice article.. made me introspect.. Keep up the good work.. Regards Mani

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