நாகரீகம் எனப்படுவது யாதெனில்...

செவ்வாய், பிப்ரவரி 22, 2005



என் தோழி ஒருத்தியிடம் இருந்து சில நாள்முன்பு வந்த மின்-அஞ்சல் இது. படிச்சிட்டு அப்படியே உள்ள இருந்து பொங்கிடுச்சி. அவளது அனுமதியுடன் இது உங்கள் பார்வைக்கு...

என் மொழிபெயர்ப்பின் விளைவுகளை அறிவேனென்பதால் தமிழ்ப்'படுத்த'வில்லை... மன்னிக்கவும்.

" Hi,

Evalo seekirama naan anupina mailukku reply panni irukeenga!! Romba nalladhu!! I have a lot to talk to u but what I thought was Let this not be a vetti pechu mail. Let there be something useful in this. I will share with a very nice experience of mine that happened some Six or seven months ago!!

My mother, myself and my aunt, we happened to go to Nangannalur one day for a pooja!! We had to go to Mambalam station and from there we need to catch a train to reach the place. Well, while returning from the pooja sat at about 9.00 PM to the railway station, this incident happened. We were waiting in front of the ladies compartment (Means the place where the ladies compartment in the train comes). U have a three-seater there .my mother was feeling too tired to stand. So, she sat in the three seater available. Now, next to her was a beggar (rather a pretty old man) who had just then got a food packet. He was quite old and his hands were shivering to the core. I was just watching this standing besides my mother. He opened the food packet, but did not take anything to the mouth. It seemed like he was hesitating to have it. He waited for say two-three min. then u know what he did? He called my mom and said

"amma, neengalum konjam sappidunga ?? ungala edhirkka vachkittu enakku sapidda kashtama irukku ???"

I was really stunned for a second . I felt like crying out of happiness . great he is !! see , we often talk about manners , decency , courtesy. most of the educated like us don't even know what all these are . for us , talking in English or knowing to eat with a fork and the like are manners . See here , a beggar who doesn’t even have food for the next part of the day , not even a shelter , knows the basic courtesy to share anything and everything with a fellow human being .I am sure , if any of us were in such a position would have never cared about all these .
indha nilamaikka varanumnnu ne illa , nalla irundhale , we don't even care about others feelings . is it not ?? what do u say ?? we are all really blessed . see how god is partial to nice people - always gives suffering to them.

so what I am trying to say , let us learn all these and try to correct ourselves wherever we r wrong . let us be flexible and cultivate give and take policy . after all , this is just one life given to us. let us do the maximum help to others , of course first importance to the family . if each one takes care of their family well , the world will be a peaceful place to live in . But , we all fight in the name of caste , status and all that ... I do accept these matter to an extent , but more than these being good is important , being gentle , kind , patient , generous , caring , understanding , love everyone - all these are more important .
At least we should bring up the next generation with all these values . for that , we have to equip ourselves with these , as u know , children learn only from their parents .

what do u say ??

porumnnu ninaikkaren ????

Viji "

விரும்பக்கூடியவை...

3 comments

  1. my god!! சரியான மெயில்....அப்பா!!!
    உங்களுக்கும், உங்கள் நண்பருக்கும் நன்றி...
    இது மிகவும் சுகமான அதிர்ச்சியாகத்தான் இருக்கு....

    பதிலளிநீக்கு
  2. உங்கள் கருத்துக்களுக்கு நன்றி... என்னைப்பற்றி மிகவும் சிந்திக்கவைத்த மின்னஞ்சல் இது.. :)

    பதிலளிநீக்கு
  3. இளவஞ்சி,

    அப்பப்பா! அருமையான கடிதம். வாழ்க்கையை சொல்லித் தெரிவதை விட பட்டுத் தெரிந்தவர்கள் சொல்வது நம் உணர்வலைகளை தட்டி உயிரை ஆட்டிப் பார்க்கிறது. இதே மாதிரி ஒரு வறுமையில் இருப்பவர் உதவிய அனுபவம் எனக்கும் என் மனைவிக்கும் உள்ளது. தனிபதிவாக போடுகிறேன். ஞாபகப்படுத்தியதற்கு நன்றி. அந்த உதவி என்னுயிரை ஆட்டிப் பார்த்தது.

    பதிலளிநீக்கு

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