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Thursday, July 3, 2014

GREAT EXAMPLE-BY MR.THOMAS PHILIP,RANNI

SIMPLICITY AND SINCERITY

It is a true story of   former Indian Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri, written by Sri Chinmoy in his book “ The Wings of Joy.”

Sri Chinmoy was a poet, artist , author and international emissary for peace. Sri Chinmoy died sometimes back in Queens New York.

Second Indian Prime Minister was very very simple. From his appearance nobody could tell that he was a great leader. He always wore very simple clothes and he was all simplicity and sincerity.

One day he was working in his garden digging and planting all by himself. He was wearing very simple gardening clothes.

A few middle aged men came up to him and asked
“can you tell us where the Prime Minister is?”

“Yes I can” he replied.

“Just wait. I will call him.”
Then he went into the house, washed his hands, put on a Kurta and dhothi and came out and stood in front of them
“ You” they cried. “You have come again. You did not tell the Prime Minister that we are here? We want to see the Prime Minister, not you.”
This time the gardner was more serious.
He explained , “The Prime Minister is here.” “ I am the Prime Minster of India”.
“ You are the Prime Minister of India?”
“ Yes I am.”

"Some of them bowed down, some were shocked and some felt miserable. Oh, we thought you were just the gardner” they said.

The Prime Minister replied: I am so glad that you did not recognize me as the Prime Minister of India. I do not want the world to know me by my appearance but by my actions. I want to remain always simple, always humble.
The name of this Prime Minster was Lal Bahadur Shastri.
The opposition party admired him for his heart’s nobility and his purity.
Sincerity goes hand in hand with simplicity.

THOMAS PHILIP RANNI
(NEW WORLD THANKS MR.THOMAS PHILIP FOR THE TRUE STORY OF LAL BAHADUR SHASTRI FROM THE BOOK OF CHINMOY. ALL THE GREAT MEN HAVE SHOWN US GREAT EXAMPLES OF SIMPLICITY AND HUMILITY.)

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