Teaching with “thatching”
Author Raja Krishnamoorthy / Kitty - Jan 17, 2016
As I did my morning walk, I saw this lady, sitting by the road side. She did not lift her head, was totally focused and her deft fingers continued to weave thatches, made from the dried and fallen coconut palms.
At 7.30 am in the morning, on a Sunday, extremely busy with her work! I paused and asked her if I can take a few photos? She smiled very briefly and grunted a “yes” and continued weaving. I was reminded of the lines from the famous Tamil poet Subramaniya Bharathi, (thanks to writer Samas’s blog)
“வையகம் காப்பவரேனும் சிறு வாழைப்பழக் கடை வைப்பவரேனும் பொய்யகலத் தொழில் செய்தே பிறர் போற்றிட வாழ்பவர் எங்கணும் மேலோர்!”, which translates as follows
“Be it The saviour of the world, or The seller of bananas in a road side shop…
As long as you serve without dishonesty and get appreciated by the people for that Such people shall be the evolved/great ones in this world” I thanked her from my heart for yet a gentle reminder of a great truth!