By the end of his life, Albert Einstein started believing in rebirth. To refresh your memory about Einstein, he is the same scientist who gave us the equation E = mc2
and told us that energy can neither be created nor destroyed. He also had a driver who was very smart, and who made it to my blog here.
So at the end of his life, Einstein was in a hospital, sick, in bed. His chelas asked him,
'Master, what will you be in your next life? How will we find you?'
'I will be a plumber!' said Albert.
'What? A plumber? Why?' they asked, in a chorus.
'Yes, I want to be a plumber in my next life. I have given out a few truths to the world, but to be very honest, I lied to myself.
When I was a kid, I was fascinated by plumbers. But my mother, then my school, and later the entire society gave me the idea that I was made for other things, and I went along. The fact is, I am still fascinated by plumbers and in my next life I am going to be a plumber. I have had enough of science and blah blah blah. Goodbye.'
So if you see a plumber whistling as he works, stop by and take a pause. Here could be a man who has relinquished the rat race after winning it. Here is a person who is happy just to be.