I am responding in short to the following comments from Mr. Venkat, my brother and friend, whoever he is and wherever he may be from. The red colour ones from him. and my comments on custom font colour.
In times of dispair, oppression, we get so upset and irritated and angry with those who harmed us. But this is not all life is.
My response below with my reflections.
1. The history of a nation must be known to its subjects:
Which history? What is the purpose of History? To remember the evil and to continue vulgarity?
2. The past cruelties or niceties both must be presented to its youngsters in a matter of fact manner What is the purpose of rebuilding the youth on teh past cruelties? None of our familes are perfect. We come across family fights, misunderstandings etc. But we do not want our chiildren to join in our infights. We want them to grow in geltleness and openness. We do not want our children to take sword and cut our brothers or sister in case they have cheateed us.
3. No lie must be told to our children
Start telling all the bitter things happened in your family - with so much of quarrel, in-fights etc to your loving children today itself. You will reap the harvest within one year.
We tell white lies to our children several times so that they do not get disturbed unnecessarily.
4.In case of a violent past, the victim must be given the freedom to FORGIVE but never to FORGET. Freedom to for forgiveness but no freedom to forget?
Just remember that you are sustained to live in society because many of your wrong doings have been not only forgiven but also forgotten by your own parents, yuour family members and your society.
If people do not forget our mistakes, you and I would be permanantly in
Who are you to take away my freedom to forget the bitter past and build my present and future that will sustain me and help me to grow to the advantage of both?
Do you want your so called "enemies" to take sword against our mothers or fathers or sisters one day, because our forefathers butchered thousands of buddhist monks and jain munis in the years past?
WHoever advocates retaliation should think of the fragility of our existence and of the vulnerability of our closest ones!
I would like to get comments from the readers...
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