Monday, February 25, 2008


I am done with my practicals 'finally after slogging for hours and hours in the lab',now down to the theory which start from the 5th of March. I still got about 10 days to go for them. So after taking a day off studies seemed to be good option 'which has now extended to 2 days'.

Alchemist was stock piled for about a year now ,so finally started reading it.
It talked about Omens and destiny ,well somewhere deep down I have always believed in omens 'signs of nature' and have been guided by them time and again, in times of trouble and decision making .I held to them sometimes and passes them at other occasions ,but yes they were always there.
So the next time something happens to you, observe it carefully cauz you might get answers to your questions cuaz the nature always has its way of getting things done.

Here a few lines from the book which are worth treasuring.

When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.

People learn too early in their life what is their reason for being, May be that's why they give up on it so early too.

People need not fear the unknown if they are capable of achieving what they need and want.

Making of a decision is just the beginning of things.

Every search begins with beginner's luck.
And every search ends with the victor being severely tested.

Darkest hour of the night just comes before dawn.

The force of the flowing water uncovers a treasure and it is buried by the same currents.

When each day is the same as the next it's because people fail to recognize the good things that happen in their lives everyday that the run rises.

Nothing can hold one back,expect himself.

Every person plays a central role in the history of the world
and normally he doesn't know it.

If you become better, the things around you will improve.

It's true life really is generous to those who pursue their destiny.

Well got tons of more things to write about ,
coming back to life after exams:)


d SINNER!!! said...

thats a masterpiece indeed...

everytime u dig into it, u find urself refreshed...i love this piece....;)

"It's true life really is generous to those who pursue their destiny"-my fav of the fav line from it....

gunj said...

i like d message dat book tries to send out...but d plot cud hav been a lil more believable!!

Aditi ''Jiggs'' said...

@ d sinner
the book makes you start believing in destiny again 'atleast made me' ,
its a good book :)

@ gunj
agree with u
a man becoming wind and talking to the sun and the wind was a bit unbelievable but over all the book was a good read.

rOhit said...

Alchemist is one of those very few books which I've read. And I am proud I did that. :)

And you know when I read the book, I too wrote all those lines in a diary .. :P which you have written down over here.

I don't read books but yes Alchemist is a great book for sure. :)

Reeta Skeeter said...

:) will read it some day...

henmen said...

read the book couple of years back...have recommended it to quite a few should check sidhharta by herman is more abstract than the alchemist but might appeal to you in the light of what you wrote

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Anonymous said...

I agree that this book makes u start believeing in ur destiny again....this book is for dreamers, especially those who have lost their way somewhere in between and now feels like they can’t achieve, or those who feel like those dreams are not meant for them .....

Any way its a gr8 book....and wel I like my books with a interesting climax....this one has that too....

Aditi ''Jiggs'' said...

@ Rohit
glad to see you back,
these lines from the book need to be treasured, so that you can read them when ur at ur lowest and start believing in ur destiny n dreams again.

@ Reeta
Do readit ,its nice:)

I'l trey to get my hands on the book u recommended:)

@ samby
bang on!!!
u got the gist of the book,
this book really has made an impact on me,n has bought back the belief in my dreams n destiny again :)


Anonymous said...

Well I wish I could say the same...but neways thats gr8 to hear.!!!


Aditi ''Jiggs'' said...


Anonymous said...

hehe..yeah i have been bloggin much today..:) I guess m in a writing mood today...happens brks yeah...well my esamx ar still far away...10 march..internals.....hehe....third year ka aaraam...:)....What are u studying neways??? exams at this time of the year???

Aditi ''Jiggs'' said...

@ samby
replied on ur blog

manisha said...

oso shud b chrged for plagiarism.....copied d first line ....i piked up alchemist..nvr completed it :(

Anonymous said...

yeah...n best of luck with ya well.


Aditi ''Jiggs'' said...

@ manisha
yaah they should be,
cz that was the only thing is the movie which was good was thsi line, otherwise the movie was crappy .
n u should complete it , its nice :)

@ samby
Thanks !!!


*~*Tinkerbell Forever*~* said...

well written!
the alchemist is the best book i ever read... i heard that it comes to you when you need it the most... is that true?

maverick said...

hey..hope the pracs went off yet to read this book....hve u read shantaram??its amazing tho..some nice quotes there too

Aditi ''Jiggs'' said...

@ tinkerbell
yes,its true It did come to me during the last few days cz i had it for abt a yr and never read.
its an omen in itself:)

surprisingly they went well,:)
yaah shantaram is one book i have to read,it on my to-read list, you should try a hand on alchemist
its nice:)


pj said...

amazing can change your least my perception of life has changed ever since i read it...its really inspiring.

Aditi ''Jiggs'' said...

@ pj
yup it is :)