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Wednesday, September 7, 2011


A young widower, who loved his five year old son very much, was away on business when bandits came and burned down the whole village and also took his son away.

When the man returned, he saw the ruins and panicked. He took a burnt corpse of a child to be his son and cried uncontrollably. Then he organised his cremation, collected the ashes and put them in a beautiful ivory box which he always kept with him.

Soon his real son escaped from the bandits and found his way home. He arrived at his father's new house at around midnight and knocked at the door. The father, still grieving, asked,  "Who is it?" The child answered, “It is me papa, please open the door!"

In his agitated and traumatic state of mind, convinced that his son was dead, the father thought that some young boy was making fun of him. He shouted at the child, “Go away and leave me alone!" The man then continued his crying.

The child waited outside the closed doors for a long time and then left crying ... never to return....

Father and son never met each other again....!

Moral of the Story ....

Friends, sometime, somewhere, we take something to be the truth and cling to it so much that, even if the truth comes in person and knocks at our door, we don’t bother even to check.

Everything around us is changing fast, but the mind cannot change so fast. Mind keeps clinging to the past, while everything changes every moment. As time changes, rights change, wrongs change. Every moment things keep changing, but we remain clinging to our fixed ideas and thus life becomes dead.

Thus, we can never be spontaneous and can never be in a right relationship with the situations existing in front of us. We are unable even to act out of responsibility and keep functioning out of our old conclusions which may not be relevant in the present situation. Friends, most of the times we are not even available to look at the situation itself.