Friday, 7 October 2011

An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind

Learn to love others, not because the world has been kind to you,
But... to eradicate the pain you yourself have gone through;

Learn  to forgive, banishing the hatred in the mind,
coz "an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind ";

Learn to make others happy, & share their sorrow,
And in the hour of need, you may have a savior tomorrow..!

Albert Einstein was once asked "what kind of weapons can the mankind be expected to develop till the world war III?" To which Einstein replied "I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought' but World War IV will be fought with sticks & stones..!!! "

Resonating with Gandhian philosophy of non-violence, Einstein's words clearly express the fear of destruction of mankind, if man carries on with his ego, competitive attitude & feeling of vengenance for others. As history teaches us, the attitude of fighting fire with fire, has only given ashes to the world. Wise man have said "It is easy to retaliate,but really hard to forgive". Because this "Tit for Tat" attitude brings us at the same level as the one we call our enemy. Unconsciously, we become the one we hate.

In our childhood, we all have heard the story of the saint saving a scorpio from drowning in water, despite being bitten badly by it. As a  kid we all respect & appreciate the love & compassion shown by saint. BUT.... as we grow up, we start despising such stories calling them "Impractical in today's world". WHY??? Why we forget that we ourselves constitute this world & the ideas that govern it.

On pretext of being practical, today we are forgetting the true feelings of love & benevolence, which in true sense makes the world go round by promoting the social bonding, fraternity, & gregariousness among the the people. It's probably the high time to ponder over the issue.

Fruit bearing trees never frown,
Neither they grumble, nor they moan,
Rather, a sweet fruit they return,
Whenever they get hit by stone...!