Women’s day

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When I heard the story of the Gautam Buddha, my question was always about his wife and son that he left behind…this write-up by Vikram Bhattacharya touches that part of the story

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He left her in the middle of the night, the very night their son was born.
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When she heard the news
she was naturally devastated.
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Yet, she did not complain but her
life lost all meaning.
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The only reason for her to live now was her son. She wanted him to grow up to be a man that the world would look up to.
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Her friends and relatives came
around and asked her to forget
about the man who had left her
and start life all over again.
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They asked her to marry again
but she refused. She was young
& beautiful & suitors queued up
outside her door, but she refused each one of them.
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Then one fine day He came back !
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He stood in front of her and she could hardly remember him as the man who had left her.
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“They call you the Buddha now….” she said to him gently.
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“I hear they do,” he answered in
a measured, calm fashion.
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“What does the word mean?” she inquired further…
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“I think it means the enlightened one, a knower,” he replied…..
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She smiled and then a silence.
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“I suppose we have both learned something. Your lessons O Buddha, will make the world richer in spirit, but my lesson will unfortunately remain largely unknown.” She reflected deeply….
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“ And what lesson is that ? ” The Buddha probed.
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Her eyes sparkled with unshed tears,
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“That a courageous woman does not need anyone to complete her…..
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SHE IS COMPLETE ON HER OWN”
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Saluting the spirit of womanhood
Happy Women’s day
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