Howdy!!! To R.E.S.P.E.C.T. someone is not something that can be taught; neither can it be imposed on someone by some laws. What is happening nowadays in country is known to all of you. So, let’s not go into the background. What my point is, it can only be stopped once people will learn to R.E.S.P.E.C.T.. [...]
what did you learn today?
February 22, 2012
What you did yesterday or last night? I don’t know why but these days I am doing things which are very uncommon for me. I don’t generally go to the temples and even if I go I do not go inside. Let’s not talk about, why I have this attitude or beliefs. I am not here to discuss an agenda; rather I am going to tell you a story, which will surely be helpful for you in future.
I and three of my friends went to temple last evening. Monisha had to do the puja for her first salary and the other two Divya and Madhu were on Shiv-ratri fast. So when Monisha asked I agreed to go, as I would have got bored in campus after office hours. I went with them, but after seeing crowd, I was not willing to go inside. But when they asked repeatedly I went in.
There were two places to go in that temple. I went to the first one and then I came out. I was waiting outside when all three girls came out with a blank face. One of them told me that someone has stolen Monisha’s purse which she had kept in her bag and someone had taken Divya’s phone from her hand bag too. We stood there for sometime, thinking what we should do. We decided to come back as there were two ATMs in her purse and those ATMs had to be blocked. While we were coming back, the third girl, Madhu, checked her hand bag, and she found, a note of Rs 500 was missing and that thief had replaced that note with some incense stick (used for puja).
How unfortunate this event was? We actually did not know how to react to this situation. However I was very much afraid that what I would have done if Monisha would have started crying. But she reacted bravely and she handled herself pretty well. There were 2000 rupees in her purse, plus two ATMs. Her reaction could have been worse.
So, here comes my point. Faith. People go to temple because they have faith on God, they worship Him, and people say that whatever He does, it’s for good. What good can we get from this? People often say that we should learn from our mistakes. What mistake we did? Is going to some temple a mistake?
I don’t want to discuss anything about what should we do in future. I just want to tell you that, be careful, other than you; any one in the crowd can be a thief. And as a ground rule, do not go to temples or any other crowded place with valuable things in your purse or wallet.
Will be here soon