Teaching moral to public especially to students is inevitable nowNowadays the crime rate is growing up and up everywhere. This depicts the lack of morality in our public as a whole. In those days the schools were moral classes in all standards. Children were taught by parents about the respect to others and follow moral etiquette. Parents, wives and husbands were given and treated with respect by each other. No husband calls his wife by her name in public, similarly no wife tells the name of husband in public. Through respect the love on wife, husband and parents was in good conditions then. Now we can see many divorce cases, killing of parents or committing suicide for controlling them from watching mobiles, killing of husbands by wife or killing wife by husbands etc.,
The basic reason is we are all forgetting morality and moral thinking. We should live as Manushya and not as an animal. For this I read a story of Kalidasa, who well known poet, narrated here.
During one of his travels, Kalidasa felt very thirsty and looked around for water. He saw a woman drawing water from a well.
He went up to her and asked her for water. She agreed to give him water, but asked him, *_"Who are you? *_ Introduce yourself."
Now Kalidasa thought that an ordinary village woman was not worthy of knowing who Kalidasa was. So he said, "I am a traveller."
But his lady replied, "In this world there are only 2 travellers – the Sun and the Moon. Both Rise and Set every day and keep travelling perpetually."
Then Kalidasa said, "Alright then, I am a guest." The lady promptly replied, "In this world there are only 2 guests – Youth and Wealth … both are temporary and hence can only be called as guests."
Intrigued Kalidasa said, "I am a Tolerant person (sahansheel vyakti)." Now the lady replied, "In this world only 2 truly know the meaning of Tolerance – Bhoomi (Earth) and Tree. How much ever you stamp the earth or throw stones at the tree (for the fruits), both continue to nurture us."
Now Kalidasa was completely perplexed. He said, "Fine. I am a stubborn person (hatavaadi)." The lady smiled and said, "There are only 2 truly stubborn personalities – our nails and our hair. We keep cutting them non-stop, but they continue to grow."
Kalidasa had been patient so far, but now in anger he said, "I am a fool". Now the lady gave a wide smile and said, "There are only 2 kinds of fools in this world – a King who rules without having any capability or knowledge & a Minister who is a sycophant to such a King and lavishes praises on such a useless king."
Kalidasa realized that he had been outsmarted. He fell at the feet of the lady and when he touched her feet and then got up, whom did he see?
Mata Saraswati – the Goddess of Learning and Wisdom. She said, "Kalidasa, you are wise. But only if you know yourself do you become a Manushya (human being). A person without any awareness of self has not reached the pinnacle of being a Human.