The Thursday Post 24.5.12

If we blend common sense with our religious belief then we will see the difference between pious and fanatic.

How can a person be inferior or superior than me if he follows another religion? He can only be the follower of another religion.

One of the most beautiful stories about true religious natures I have read, a fiction but priceless one is here-

As per Hinduism, a widow has to follow very strict rules regarding a lot of things, one of them being the sanctity of her body, her abode and her temple or altar- nothing unholy is allowed to trespass these territories.

Pig happens to be one of the most unholy creatures when it comes to trespass such holy boundaries.

The lady of this story was a widow, very pious one, she after losing her husband as a child has taken Lord Krishna as her son, and his temple was her life. She was a rich woman and the temple was built in the middle of a beautiful garden, with high boundary walls.

She did everything in the temple by her own hands, cleaning, decorating, worshipping. One day she was busy in the temple when she saw that one of the flower bushes of her temple garden was shaking violently. She thought that kids were trying to pluck flowers so she came out to scold them.

It was a little piglet.

She was about to create a ruckus when a gang of drunk people appeared at the door of her temple, these people of schedule caste and tribe despite being Hindu were free to eat anything they wanted, including pigs.

They asked her if she has seen a piglet, she realized that if she says yes that will mean the death of the piglet, because they were about to eat it, so she denied that the defiling creature was hiding inside her temple.

The men, though suspicious about her honesty left; she went back to her temple to resume the tasks she was doing.

This says a lot about true religion, where kindness, humanity overpowers religious fears, intolerance.

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4 thoughts on “The Thursday Post 24.5.12

  1. Beautiful way of stating a profound truth.Religion is to make a better human out of us.If we just follow the rituals but loose track of the sublime spirit ,the true essence of it then it is perhaps like preserving husks without the grain.

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