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Relationship

A chosen paragraph from a letter to my adopted sister is presented here below:

“Dear sister,

As you had told me once, when I was given lift in your car while returning from our religious place, that which relationship as brother and sister could be considered greater whether the real – related with blood or such bound with feelings. There was my quick reply that it depends upon the understandings of each other. Your straight question was in reference to our mutual relationship as brother and sister.

To clarify my point, I would like to illustrate you an example from the play – “King Lear” written by Shakespeare. The same question as you put before me was asked by the king to his daughters one by one regarding the relationship of the father and daughters. The answer of the youngest daughter was based on reality which King Lear disliked, but later on in the worst times, he realized that the answers of the rest daughters were artificial just to please him and the youngest one was right.” My sister, our life is a school where we have continuously to learn till the last breath of our life. Love of any category is not dependent on words if it is true.”

7th July, 1997

 
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A Free Home

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A thought, thought out and expressed in words, for those who are desirous to benefit from: otherwise it may prove to be like alms and advice, if not accepted, remain with the giver with no loss to him, but the great to the loser.

“The advantages of a “United Family” are many, but certain have vital importance; and one who is not prepared to benefit is like TANTALUS, a king as mentioned in Greek Mythology who had to suffer the eternal punishment of thirst and hunger for his abominable behaviors. He was hung under a tree in a position of legs up and head down due to the curse of God. He was thus continued to be punished with longing of water and food (fruits). He was hung in such a manner that his lips touched water and fruits but could not drink a single drop of water or eat a single fruit in spite of being there gallons of water and heaps of fruits beneath his head and he had to remain so as if in a desert.

These advantages are as follows:

(1) To share the happiness amongst the members of the family;
(2) To get relief in the times of miseries; and
(3) To bring up the young ones in harmonious way by training them to develop their virtues of tolerance and sacrifice.

Conclusion is that such family should live in “A Free Home” and not in “A Material House” which is built with walls in which the members live like in a Hotel or a Hostel where the facilities are, no doubt, provided; but it cannot be “A Home” where the paradise itself comes down from the sky above.”

-Valibhai Musa

(4th Nov., 1997 at 00.30 a.m.)

 
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