An old and learned saint
Entered, the village with semi literates;
Just to have a friendly chat with them.
Having heard that many others wanted to-
Enlighten the villagers devotedly,
Though with forlorn hopes and dismay;
He did not move by such stories.
Addressing the village gathering,
He said, 'See, you all know that
We do deeds not with our bodies' alone
But with our minds and thoughts;
Which are the results of circumstances,
Influences, upbringing and whatsoever.'
Then he laid some vessels of
Different shapes, on an even surfaced table,
Poured same amount of water,
Into all those vessels and said-
'Look, here; same amount of water
Took different shapes in different
Kinds of vessels with varied levels.
Our inner self is also like this;
Shaped by dissimilar circumstances.
Of course water can be replaced by any other liquid;
Like the content we possess in our selves.'
So, get enlightened; he urged them with folded hands.
'We must get enlightened and do good deeds'-
The villagers, whispered and smiled
And moved gently, as if mesmerized;
Dear friends, let's too follow these villagers in spirit.
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