There were two friends namely, Bharat and Aryan. Every Friday, they will go to a Bal Vikas class which is related to moral values.
One day after class, Aryan asked Bharat as follows:
“Bharat, what did the teacher said at the end of the story where those commit mistakes knowing that it is wrong, hmmmm…something she said for this but due to the noise from that small kid, I can’t hear well. Since you use to write down all the points, please do share with me.”
Then Bharat said “oh that one is it, let me check my book”, after checked he showed Aryan the lines which Aryan missed just now. Then Aryan continued, “Bharat, I felt today’s story was the best among the rest. What do you think?”
Bharat said “Oh sorry actually I don’t even understand what story been told just now.”
Aryan got shocked and said” Bharat are you joking? What you mean? I thought you are the best among other students who without fail took all the notes and now you are telling this. Are you not there or you are just physically sitting there but your mind are somewhere else. Tell me Bharat.”
Bharat with sad face said ” actually to tell you the truth, I don’t even understand most of the stories been told. I only concentrate on writing the words because once I’m back home, my mum always checked on my book whether I successfully wrote the stories. How about you Aryan, dont your mum check yours?”
Aryan answered “oh no, see I dont even carry any books, I remember it because once I back home, I will share with my parents and siblings. My mum advised me that if I don’t understand, quickly ask because if not, I will be stuck and no one can help me. And she also told me to practice whatever the teacher thought us in class like respect elderly people, help each other, be honest and so on. Even when I failed to practice, she will remind me of the stories. She always said that we only can see the result when we put our work on it which is practice.”
Bharat was amazed and said” your mum are so nice, many things you practice by just listening to the stories.
Aryan continued, “my mum also said when anyone talk, we have to LISTEN, then to ASK if we don’t understand and finally PRACTICE it. By hearing only we are just hearing the voice but when we pay full attention to our hearing and we concentrate on it, we are able to Listen properly. So don’t just hear the voice which will be over but practice to Listen to the essence given by the voice in which you will concentrate on it. When we practice the good, we will feel good and on the same time people around us will be happy with us.
Bharat said” I regret that all the while I just come to this class with intention to take notes and show to my mum and every time she congrats me, I felt good but actually now I understand the real feeling good is when I practice the good that I learn in class. I promise that after this, I will do as you say. ”
Aryan said ” That’s the way my friend. When we practice it, our young siblings will follow like wherever the head goes, the tail will follow.”
After this conversation, both Bharat and Aryan on their way back home.
Moral: Most of the parents are too strict on checking their kids studies but some actually failed to check whether their kids actually understand or love their studies. When they love their studies, they will remember it. Like the story above, merely hear won’t give any positive result, unless we ask if there is any doubts. When you listen, ask and practice, you will know the truth of the good thoughts been delivered to you until than having full of knowledge is no use.