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Morning Musings… 2

Yesterday night slept with a thought that how grateful should we be to ungrateful people in our life? It seems I slept through tha thought as I woke up today morning with different answers to it.

One thought “Shatham prati shathyam”, (शठं प्रति शाठ्यम – do evil unto evil) which is the easiest way to react to any such situation. The whole world follows it. Cause it is natural to us Humans. Is this our instinct is a big question to brood upon?

The other thought is “Shatham prati Satyam”, (शठं प्रति सत्यम् – do good unto evil) which is a very difficult task to take upon. We can’t even imagine this in a competitive world of ours. Where a kid in his childhood is taught not to trust even his parents or the basis of a marriage is money or some tacit understanding about husband and wife. Even parents bring up the children with an expectation.

But when we see the lives of all great man like Bhagwaan Ram, Bhagwaan Krishna, Bhagwaan Mahaveer or Tathagat Buddha, we see a compassion in their lives for evil. Though all have devised and taken up their own ways to address the thought, we have a few we can emulate in our lives.

Atlast what about being original? Why copy someone? Why have an ideal in life? Even they are mortals and made so many mistakes in their lives. Well, who doesn’t? People become great when they learn from their mistakes. We have the independence of having an ideal in life or not but do we have any independence from our action whether right or wrong? This is what I feel Karma is.



Am a teacher by profession. A student of History and international politics. Believe that Bhakti (Devotion) and Humanism can only save Humanity. Revere all creation. My thoughts are influenced by His Holiness Pandurang Shashtriji Athavale

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