THE SCULPTURE ‘Le Penseur’ (The Thinker, 1903) by French sculptor Auguste Rodin is seen in the garden of the Musée Rodin in Paris.
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It is perhaps fitting to start a discussion on the meaning of life with a joke.A traveler in search of wisdom learns that the wisest guru in all of India lives on top of a mighty mountain. He quickly locates it and starts to ascend its steep and craggy slopes. It’s a hard slog and by the time he reaches the summit, he is covered in cuts and bruises. There he spots the guru, who is sitting cross-legged in deep meditation.