Guiding Light of The Month

OH, let Light be poured on all the earth and Peace inhabit every heart. . . Almost all know only the material life heavy, inert, conservative, obscure; their vital forces are so tied to this physical form of existence that, even when left to themselves and outside the body, they are still solely occupied with these material contingencies that are yet so harassing and painful. . . - The Mother


Susheela came running out of her home in search of her daughter, Varsha. As she came out she stood with a frenzied look to see the shocking scene of Varsha and her neighbour's daughter fighting and sprawling in the sand.

As she slowly resolved the fight and pulled Varsha in, she stood helpless and worried in front of the Mother's picture, as she closed her eyes the episodes of Varsha’s belligerent nature and rude behavior came reeling like a movie, making her fear every moment Varsha was out of their home.

After a couple of days, her neighbour Jaya Aunty, visited Susheela's home. Susheela had locked herself up, racking her brain for a solution. A concerned Jaya Aunty patiently listened to her problems, and recounted from the Mother's books "Always, circumstances come to reveal the hidden weaknesses that one has to overcome". Susheela looked at Aunty with a perplexed face, who explained to her that it would be a wise option for her to do some self-introspection to find out if the reason for this problem was her own nature.

Susheela unable to interpret Aunty's words snapped back, asking her whether any mother in the world would instigate her kid to fight or behave rudely, and told her not to blame her and asked if she knew any external remedy.

Within a few seconds, Susheela was off to school after a phone call from Varsha's teacher. As she reached she was horrified to see Varun, Varsha’s classmate, whose head was bleeding as Varsha had indulged in a fight with him and smashed him with a pencil case. Feeling highly embarrassed and having got a final warning from the school she returned back home.

She sat down helplessly closed her eyes and started her self-analysis. She realized that she had an inherent "I am right" attitude, and a non-apologetic nature. She went to the Mother with tearful eyes and thanked her for indicating that the solution and the root cause of the problem was herself.

Soon, as per Jaya Aunty's advice, she started reading ‘The Ideal Parent’, and gifted ‘The Ideal Child’ book to Varsha. After sometime, Varsha was regarded as a very friendly and sweet child by everyone.

‘Rays of Light’, First Edition 1997 Pg. 88
- Sharadha

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