Mansoor Khan launched his cousin Aamir Khan in his movies and Aamir went on to become a superstar. After two more movies established Mansoor Khan as one of the biggest filmmakers in India, he decided to call it quits.
He began to understand the hardships of farmers; he worked with them, learnt of their struggles and bought a farm in the village of Coonoor in Tamil Nadu. He soon settled there, took care of cows, made his own cheese and now has cow-dung produced energy for cooking at home!
During the twists and turns of his own life, Mansoor discovered the subjects of Economics and Energetics. He read and researched extensively and realized the dangerous path human civilization was treading on in the name of Growth. He then researched more on environmental challenges and shared his ideals in his book, The third curve. The book was a result of his deep study and meditation developed by living in congruence with his own self and nature. Since then he has been invited by leading organizations, including the esteemed Indian Institute of Management (IIM) for discourse on energy and economics.
Today at 60, he has no regrets leaving the much sought after Bollywood. By choosing to live a life true to his real self, he has shown us the path to contentment.
His life echoes the wisdom of Roman writer Lucius Seneca, “It is the sign of a great mind to dislike greatness and to prefer things in measure to things in excess.”
Slow and realistic to change
It’s not simply about a career but if we seek to be honest even in the small things we do in life, we can transcend our mind imposed limitations.
An extreme step to quell the mind simply agitates it more. The mind recoils and whines uninterruptedly. Often those who take serious vows to control the mind, face repeated attacks. The fight also weakens the immune system with decision fatigue and its resultant complications create havoc.
To be continued…