Wisdom Tales | Same devotion with different perspectives
Don’t we want everyone to behave like us? But are we like them? No. Every individual is different and may have different perspectives for the same thing but we often ignore it and start arguing to convince the other person. Today’s Wisdom Tale speaks about the depth of different perspectives having equal devotion.
All perspectives are equally important
A pandit and his wife are Shiv bhakts and they pray together daily. The pandit very religiously makes all preparations to water Shivling and his wife helps out in everything he does. One fine day, while the husband dries Shivling after watering, the wife sees a spider on Shivling. Instantly reacting, she blows it from her mouth to fly it away.
The husband stands up in anger and leaves his deeds in between. He scolds his wife asking her why did she do that? He further asks her that doesn’t she know blowing may throw our saliva on God? When she explained her perspective to him, he further gets furious and starts his preparation all over again.
Later that night, the pandit dreams of having spiders all over the place but none on Shivling. God is clean as ever. He gets up in shock and realised it was a dream. He looks at his wife sleeping next to him and felt her equal devotion for Shiva. When he sleeps again, God tells him that everyone worships me because I am big. People consider me as a father figure. But your wife cared about me as her son and without a second thought she blew over me to fly away that spider. Your wife gave me another relation of mother and son.
The pandit learnt the other perspective of the same situation and understood that he can’t judge her by just looking at her deeds.
Impact of this tale on my life
In life too, we all fight so much for little things just because our thoughts don’t match. We don’t understand that same situation may have different perspectives. Have you been brave enough to accept other’s opinion as opposed to yours?
The day we do, we will lead a peaceful life thereafter.
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