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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Love and Forgiveness


Gosh! it's been quite sometime since I wrote. I had unexpectedly got caught in other activities that were important (atleast for me). You know how it is for a housewife!

I respect Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. I also read " The Speaking Tree"-- a column that appears daily in The Times Of India. At my age ( middle aged as I am) ,the thoughts give me much solace. And this, I must truly admit! But something that I don't agree is total forgiveness. How do you forgive someone who has wrecked your home? How do you forgive someone who has deliberately not given you promotion or increment?Just because, it made him or her feel very powerful? Or for that matter, raped or molested an innocent girl? Worse still, thrown acid at someone?

Forgiving such people is calling for more trouble. I believe that, 'Just as too much of sweetness is harmful, too much of forgiveness is harmful too.' And frankly, "wearer knows where the shoe pinches". Yes, I do agree with the advice that we have to learn to forget and also help the victim forget the incident. But, these obnoxious people need to be given punishment at the earliest possible.Yes, my reference is to the serial molester case(Page 3 The Times Of India dated July 2,08).

With all due respect to the Great Thinkers, I wish to state one thing that too much of holy thoughts very often go overboard. No wonder crime and vengence are increasing at such an alarming rate.