WHO WILL CRY WHEN WE DIE?
It is natural that if a person dies in a family, all the blood relations and other members will cry for the beautiful, meaningful and colorful memories the deceased has to make them witnessed and enjoyed in their life and the lessons and life-changing values they learnt from him. The people very close feel great pain for the loss of their well-wisher or friend.. But there may be some members also in the family of the deceased, who cry more than the blood relations, for the sake of Society.
Since times immemorial we have been hearing the story of Lord Rama from Ramayana, an Indian Epic. He was loved by all, and even by His enemies. He was the embodiment of a perfect human being. He was given the title of “Maryada Purushothama” considering him as a Supreme being for His unbroken principles as an ideal son, a wise brother, a caring husband, a good friend, the best disciple, etc., but most importantly a notable and admiring king in the clan of Ishvaku.
When Lod Rama entered Sarayu river and kept walking to the depth of the River to end his life, all His family members and thousands of people of Ayodhya shed tears and cried for His drowning in the river for the love, affection and care Lord Rama shown towards them.
When Lord Jesus was crucified at a spot outside Jerusalem called ‘Golgotha’ (Place of the skull) thousands of people gathered there cried for Him. Those people are inspired by His behavior with His fellow beings, and preachings like loving others, show mercy on sinners, etc.,
When a question arises whether it is possible to live like them, immediately we feel it is very very difficult and is possible only to the great personalities like them. The reason is we cannot live without being attracted by worldly things, positions of vanity, awards and rewards and praises and cannot withdraw ourselves from the money-making run and severe tug of war.
Even the crows are among the few birds that exhibit a social response to a dead member of their species. Dozens of crows gather near the dead crow and mourn for their fallen friend. Their caws sound like heartbroken cries.
Are we inferior to crows if nobody except blood relations, mourn for our death? Can’t we earn at least Ten persons excluding the family members, who shed tears at the time of our death? If it is not possible our lives will go to waste.
If we avoid selfishness, jealousy, egoism, lust, miserliness and have mercy on others, and if we have charity towards all beings and do things( help) for others expecting nothing in return; pity those who are in distress and look not to the fault of others, we will definitely acquire dozens of people/friends who will actually cry at the time of our death, as it is approaching us very fast.
Posted by B.E.Sampath Kumar, Abhyasi, Sri Ramchandraji Seva Trust., Kadapa and Team member Vipras Craft.com, Kadapa.
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