You will agree with me that a hot cup of tea along with samosa is refreshing. It has become an integral part of serving refreshments. Have you seen a tea garden / tea estate? The demography of the tea plucker, that is the labour who pluck the tea leaf from the plant is very different from the tea drinker. And yet there is an evident connection with the two demographies and that is the beauty of Tea.
Production, Plucking, Procurement, Processing, Packaging, Payments, Preparation are all very important and integral factors. Only if all the above components come together, you can treat yourself to your fine experience called ‘Chai’. So, if you were to put the magnifying glass over one of those factors such as ‘Production’, then an entire new world drops down as a fresh Science, Art, Academics & Vocation. Can you for a minute, simply attempt to relate all the details that have come together to give your cup of Chai. Though we have gulped down, infinite number of cups of tea, rarely did we investigate its source. What was the handicap?
You may have refreshed yourself with a cup of tea, to others; tea has served as hospitality, as a warm beverage in cold season, as a laxative, maybe nutrition, as an ice-breaker for conversation or even a pass-time. You may have heard Social gatherings called ‘Tea parties’ and furniture called ‘Teapoy’, but we are burdened with inhibitors for sincere research and probe into our activities.
You may have seen that many successful people are conceptualizing and instructing others to do the needful. This indicates; the mind to dwell into the details or re-visit the things that you have done in the past. There are reasons why we need to work, to sharpen and enhance the stamina of the intellect and such effort can get a new direction called introspection. How ready are you for a cross over in career? What would be the quality of a mindset of a person who can handle multiple industries with ease, such as Agriculture, Textiles, Automobiles or even Human resource? To be able to flourish in the industry called ‘Living’, it has become imperative to not only develop fresh talents and new skills, but also to relate to the dexterity and quality of thought-process itself. Therefore, living needs accompaniments – like the tea needs samosa. Along with details of intellect and direction of the emotion we also need to consider the vast and wholesome scale of living. It’s almost impossible for an individual to monopolize the activity from the production to consumption of tea. The industry has hundreds of thousands of people working together in harmony of team, so that the product can take large proportions and establish in big scales. This accompaniment of holistic perception, and focus on fine details must be the minimum endeavor of the mind.
But now, How to hold the tea and samosas? They need appropriate cutlery; cups and saucers. The presentation has to be appetizing. Devoid of appeal, taste and size, the tea and samosa may not find its destination. This dimension of setting the appropriate goal is the life energy. It is the Life energy that brings the vibrancy and dynamism into the activities of living. Therefore, it is incomplete to profile a person as a graduate of specific stream of academics or a domain expert. How to complete this status? When we delete the specifics of profiling, then what exists; Here is a simple human being devoid of your profiling and identity. It is such talent of relating from a human to a human that indicates the maturity of your mind. Such maturity has the vibrancy, liveliness, dynamism, energy and enthusiasm. How can we graduate to this maturity with three factors, which are the details, the vastness of living and the evolution to life?
There may be some joy and happiness in the ‘Chai experience’, but are you steady and stable in the absence of this external stimulation.