Purity of heart

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Value- Love

Sub value- Caring, concern for others


Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar was a compassionate and a generous man. He had a mellifluous behavior even towards the people who belonged to the lowest societal stratum.There was a servant in Vidyasagar’s house who used to do all the household chores. Vidyasagar always showed him affection and treated him like his family members.One day, when Vidyasagar was descending the stairs of his house, he saw his servant sleeping on the staircase with a letter in his hand. Vidyasagar slowly took out the letter from his hand and read it and came to know about the bad news. Vidyasagar saw that the servant had a streak of tears on his face, perhaps he sobbed himself to sleep. Seeing his servant in this condition the feeling of sympathy evoked in Vidyasagar’s heart. He went inside the room to get a hand fan and started fanning his servant,  so that he could sleep comfortably.

At the very mommet, one of Vidyasagar’s friend happened to come by. He was astounded by the situation said exclaimed, “You are too much! How can you be engaged in the service of a servant, whose salary is hardly seven-eight bucks?”

Vidyasagar replied with great compassion and humility, “My father also used to earn seven-eight bucks in a month. I remember the  day when my father was returning home,  he fell unconscious on the road, and a passerby helped him with water. In my servant, I can see the image of my late father.”
Learning
Purity of heart is not only reflected through sweet words but also through the conduct. An affectionate behavior towards one and all underscores generosity and dignity. Therefore, we must be kind and generous towards everyone.
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