A Thought #2
On a dusky evening, I was walking on the road flooded with street lights. I could see a lot of things happening there. People were coming from their office after a hectic day, a vegetable vendor going silently after making his sell, children were playing cricket in the middle of the road, a group of elders were gossiping in their native tongue, roads were blocked due to a jammed traffic, two motorists had started shouting at each other for some reasons, road side eateries were busy satisfying their customers as evening was the peak time of their business, a group of teenagers were talking in their local tongue, cursing and abusing happily, two women returning from a nearby temple after the evening prayers, people swarming across the tea stalls for a cup of tea or a cigarette or a cold drinks or even for a short chat, city buses running overcrowded with people returning from work, a traffic police stopping some bikes and asking for license papers, the motorist attempting to bribe the cop, the entire roads filled with noise from the vehicles and people and yet the dazzling neon lights of the shops making the evening colorful, all these was happening in that hour of the night.
Why am I telling all these?
Because even when I am within all these chaos and disturbance, there is a closeness in it. The closeness of the people, the closeness of the land, the closeness of my country. I can never forget the peace and warmth I get from this humdrum. This country embraces me as her own.
Today when some people, with their narrow, mean, inhumane mind, commit heinous crimes like rape, murder and showcase their bestial nature in various ways, it hurts my very soul. From ancient times, we have revered and respected women, that’s why India has such a good name, culturally and spiritually. Today some of us are attempting to destroy that good name. But good people exists and it is because of them, the name and fame of India will remain untarnished. Truth and justice shall prevail.
This is a prayer for all my countrymen and the world.
Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavanthu
(May all the beings in all the worlds be happy! ) 🙂
Note : I hope to continue this title, A Thought as a series. The link to first one is here.
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