Tuesday, 1 May 2012


Just had to share this folks.

Sorry it’s a bit long but I promise its worth the read. 

A Hindu saint who was visiting river Ganges to take a bath found a group of family members on the banks, shouting in anger at each other. He turned to his disciples, smiled and asked.

'Why do people shout when they are angry?'

His disciples thought for a while and one of them said, 'Because we lose our calm.'

'But, why should you shout when the other person is just next to you? You can as well tell him what you have to say in a soft manner.' asked the saint

His disciples gave some other answers but none were satisfactory.

Finally the saint explained, 

'When two people are angry at each other, their hearts get distanced. To cover that distance they must shout to be able to hear each other. The angrier they are, the stronger they will have to shout to hear each other to cover that great distance.

What happens when two people fall in love? They don't shout at each other but talk softly, Because their hearts are very close. The distance between them is either non-existent or very small...'

The saint continued, 'When they love each other even more, what happens? They do not speak, only whisper and they get even closer to each other in their love. Finally they even need not whisper, they only look at each other and that's all.'

He looked at his disciples and said.

'So when you argue do not let your hearts get distant, Do not say words that will hurt the other person and even distance you more from the other person, or else there will come a day when the distance is so great that you will not find the path to return.'

So remember, 'spread love, no shouting'.
Enjoy the rest of your week...