FW: software for the heart

This is a forwarded mail I quite liked. It has a kind of sentimental tone as you might guess by the title, so its possible that it might immediately get associated with me having gotten married recently :mrgreen: Not that I mind but just so that the point dosen’t get missed, I’d like to put a few brief clarifications in place to set the context before posting the mail…

Its important to note the words of Richard Bach in one of his books that “Next to ‘God’, ‘Love’ is the most mangled word in every language“. Some more links in another related entry.

JK on Love:

Love is not different from truth. Love is that state in which the thought process, as time, has completely ceased. Where love is, there is transformation. Without love, revolution has no meaning, for the revolution is merely destruction, decay, a greater and greater ever-mounting mystery. Where there is love, there is revolution, because love is transformation from moment to moment. (p288, The First and Last Freedom.)

So here’s the email… 🙂


TECH SUPPORT HERE : How can I help you?

CUSTOMER : Well,after much consideration, I’ve decided to try and
install the “Love Programme”. Are you able to guide me through the

TECH SUPPORT : Yes, I can help you. Are you ready to proceed?

CUSTOMER : Well, I’m not very technical, but I am certainly keen.
What do I do first?

TECH SUPPORT : The first step is to open your heart. Have you located
your heart?

CUSTOMER: Yes, but there are several other programs running at the
moment. Is it okay to install Love while they are running?

TECH SUPPORT : What other programs are running?

CUSTOMER : Let’s see, I have “Past-Hurt”, “Low Self-esteem”, “Grudge”,
and “Resentment” running right now.

TECH SUPPORT: This is No problem.Love will gradually erase”Past-Hurt”
from your current operating system. It may remain in your permanent
memory, but it will no longer disrupt other programs.
Love will eventually override “Low Self-esteem” with a module of it’s
own called “Self Worth”. However,you do have to completely turn off
“Grudge” and “Resentment”.Those programs will prevent Love from
being properly installed. Are you able to turn those off?

CUSTOMER : I don’t feel very confident about being able to turn them
off. Can you tell me how?

TECH SUPPORT : With pleasure. Go to your start menu and invoke
“Forgiveness”. Do this as many times as necessary until “Grudge” and
“Resentment” have been completely erased.

CUSTOMER : Yes, I have done that. It has worked and Love has begun
installing itself. Is that normal?

TECH SUPPORT : Yes, but remember that you have only the base program.
You now need to begin connecting to other hearts in order to get the
upgrades. Please connect your network cable.

CUSTOMER : I have done that, but … Oh dear! I am getting an error
message. It says, “ERROR: program not run on internal components.
What does this mean? What should I do ?

TECH SUPPORT: Don’t worry, all it means is that the Love program is
currently only configured to run on external hearts as it has not yet
been run on your own. In non-technical terms, it means you have to
Love yourself before you can Love others.

CUSTOMER : So what should I do?

TECH SUPPORT: Open the”Self-Acceptance” directory; then click on the
following files: “Forgive-self”; “Realize your worth”; “Acknowledge
your limitations”.

CUSTOMER : OK, I have done that.

TECH SUPPORT : Now copy them to the “My Heart” directory. The system
will overwrite any conflicting files and begin patching faulty
programming. Also, you need to delete “Verbose Self-criticism” from
all directories and empty your recycle bin to make sure it is
completely gone and never comes back.

CUSTOMER : Yes, I did that, and emptied the bin and … Hey!!! My
Heart is filling up with new files. “Smile” is playing on my monitor
and “Peace” and “Contentment” are copying themselves into all
directories in My Heart. Is this normal?

TECH SUPPORT : It varies according to different systems. For some it
takes a while, but eventually everything downloads as required.

CUSTOMER : Well, everything is certainly running a lot smoother now.

TECH SUPPORT: So, now you have Love installed and running.
Most people feel all they need is an annual checkup to stay Heart-
Healthy; but I very much recommend a daily maintenance schedule for
maximum Love efficiency.
One more thing before we hang-up. Love is Freeware. Be sure to give
copies of it to everyone you meet. They will in turn share it with
others and return some cool modules back to you.

CUSTOMER : I will certainly do just that.

Thank you so much.


5 Responses to “FW: software for the heart”

  1. ಅರುಣ ಪ್ರಕಾಶ್ Says:

    Nice one — but makes me wonder about the way S/W engineers lead their lives. iShTu materialistic aagihOgiddaara? Love annOdanna artha paDisOkke oMdu techinal support situation koDabEkaa? 🙂

  2. msanjay Says:

    I don’t know about how software engineers lead their lives, Arun. I only work as one and am not one myself 😉 anyway I guess obbabirigu artha aaguva reethi bere, adaralli idu ondu reethi I guess… 🙂

  3. bellur ramakrishna Says:

    “Love is Freeware. Be sure to give copies of it to everyone you meet. They will in turn share it with others and return some cool modules back to you.”
    Really cool, Sanjay. Felt fresh after reading this post. Was like an eye-opener!

  4. anand Says:

    Dear Sanjay,
    Love, the precious OS everybody neglets very often and the system crashes frequently. Thanx for reminding us ITs everlasting Guarantee. No upgradation needed!
    With immense Metta,
    anand, Trivandrum

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