It was the pre-independent era of 1930s. A child was enrolled into a playgroup. When he was taken to the classroom, he refused to sit there. So, for him, a car was painted on the walls. Only then did he go there.
In this time of declarations of various board exam results, I’d like to post one message to parents. This message was written a year ago as a result of a talk with an old student of mine. His stress, together with my observation of many of my friends’ lives compelled me to write this.
परोपकाराय फलन्ति वृक्षाः परोपकाराय वहन्ति नद्यः ।
परोपकाराय दुहन्ति गावः परोपकारार्थमिदं शरीरम् ॥
Trees bear fruit for the sake of others, rivers flow for the sake of others, cows produce milk for others. Likewise, this body is for doing good to others.
Today, I want to narrate an everyday incident, where I saw humanity shining bright.
Where there is a will, there is a way.
I have been teaching Sanskrit since I was 17. The age of my students varies from 7 to 77. It is such a pleasurable activity that makes you feel contented at the end of day. A smile lingers on my face at end of each session I have with my students.