'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
Also Indu, I was wondering if the boy has become a saint or a monk. Sainthood should come much later if it ever does. Do not you think so? As of now, he has chosen to be a Jain monk and will be like all the other Jain monks.
"A love affair with knowledge will never end in heartbreak" - Michael Garrett Marino
Here it is the boy himself has taken the decision which is astonishing. An intelligent boy decided to become a saint for establishing a new role of sainthood. Very nice.
Non-violence is the greatest Dharma; So too is all righteous violence.
The system of dedicating someone from family for the spiritual service was and still is in many religious faiths. It is only in these days that people hesitate to take a life of austerity. In the early days it was a pride and satisfaction to have at least one from family t take a life of service and austerity.
Even now some people have the feeling and urge to live simple and a life of austerity, without any compulsion from outside. I feel that nowadays it is very difficult to swim against the current and live simple follow austere ways. That is why the news of the 'intelligent' boy becoming a monk amuses us.