Monday, July 22, 2019

Lotus In Mud



 I   had   a   friend   back   in  my  native   village .  She  had   5   sisters   and     7 brothers.  She    was   totally   different   from  her  siblings . They   all  were   good   looking. She   was   not  at   all.  

Her    face   was   not   pretty .  Still   there  was  a   glowing   innocence   in  her  eyes   and   smile. That   made  her  special    to  me . I   found  her  Precious.  I  didn't   know  why.

Her  name   was   Sheeno. Her    complexion was  dark   brown. Upper   row  of   her   front   teeth   was   not  adjusted  well   due  to  difference  between  her   teeth.

Still   her   smile   was   most  genuine   and  sweet. Her   inner   innocence   and   honesty   reflected  through   her  smile   and  made  it   LIGHT  from   heaven.


Sadly   her   parents   did   not   treat   her   equally     to  her  siblings.  This  was  painful   that  a   mother  look  down   her  own  child   for   looks   or   simplicity .

Her   sisters    also   treated  her   like  servant.  Division   of  house  chores   was   not  justly   between   her  and  her  sisters .

They   would    choose   to  do  Less   and  Easy   jobs  but  she   would    do   all  the  cleanings   of  not  just  house  they  lived in   but     also   the    cattle  's    shelter .

In spite   of   all   injustice   and  misbehavior   i  never   saw  her  complaining    about   anything .

She   had  lived   far   from   our  house   so   we   met   occasionally , like   gatherings  ,events  or  when  i  got  down  in  the  village  from  our  hilltop  house  for  some   piece  of  work.


We  would    talk   a  lot  when   we   would  meet. Consciously  or  unconsciously    i  wanted   her  to   speak   her  heart   so  may   she   could   feel  better .So  i  would  try   to   sympathize   about  her   constant  hard  work   or  else .

But  she  would   never    ever    say   any   single   word   that   could   tell  that   she    was   sad   or   disturbed   because   of   her  family's   mistreatment .


Not  just   through  her   words  but  through   her   Crystal   clear    eyes   and   delightful  smile   she   would   always   reveal   that   she   loved   her  family   unconditionally !


What  kind  of  person  can   do  this  ?

I  think  one  who  is  blessed  with   divine  soul   which  is  free  from  all   kind   of   impurities  such  as  hatter , complex  or   jealousy etc

She   served   her  family   until    she  was  25  and  married   to  a  man  who  had  three  unmarried  quarrelsome  sisters  in  house   already .


Last  time   i  met  her   in  2015  .  The  undefeated   glow  of   her   eyes   and  chastity   of  her  smile   was   still  there.

  She  was   telling   about  the   cruelties  of   her   husband  and  in laws   as  calmly    as  it  does  not  matter   to her.

Same  way  she  had  ignored  the  cruelties   of  her  parents  and   siblings  before .

No   facial   beauty    could   make  her  jealous   of  her  sisters.  No   power   in  household   could   bring  her  anxiety  in  her  married   life .

It   seemed   that   when   she  was  being  made  by  angles  of  heaven   they   forgot   to  put   substance  of   INSECURITY   OR  JEALOUSY    to   her  nature .

She   was  Pure  and  still  she  is.

Whenever  i  raise  my  hand  for  pray  her  face   rise   in  my  thoughts  .

I  pray   may  she  be  always   happy  and   peaceful  in  life  ahead   as  she  is  now .

She  is  inspiration .  Her   exceptional    personality    is  symbol   of   LOVE  ,  PATIENCE   AND  CONTENTMENT !

She    shows   that   life  can   be   tranquil   and  joyous  if   a  heart  itself   is   Free    from   Negativity . Because   whatever   comes  around    is   pushed  away   by   such  heart    with   grace   and  sense  of  pity    for   senders.




                                          Nancypaglia.com

She   is  living   proof  of    fact   that   no  matter   how  much   mud   is   deep   and  stinky   around  you,   You   can   still   bloom   like   a   LOTUS  IN  MUD :)

Because  none  of  this  dirt   is  allowed   to   get   inside   you!

Your   soul  is  Free  , Pure   and  Exquisite   and  can  share   it's   delight   and   innocence   with   surroundings ! 












33 comments:

  1. This was beautiful, Baili. She sounds like a superhero. I wonder what her secret is?

    "Still her smile was most genuine"

    It's funny how we can tell, isn't it? Fake smiles don't really work.

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  2. Dearest Baili...oh WOW...what a true heroin she is! Oh if only we could all learn to be as beautiful as she is...because how you describe her, well, THAT is genuine beauty...that inner love and forgiveness!
    How I'd love to meet this wonderful lady!😊😊

    All my love and hugs ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

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    1. I always longed for such eternal beauty dear Ygraine

      And I was fortunate to have her as friend for some period of time though as
      After marriage I left village and we could meet hardly then

      I wanted to meet her each time I visit my native town but she lives in remote village far from ours which makes it hard
      But this time I will try harder and will see her hopefully

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  3. Dear Sandi

    Either I don't know what is her secret as I have known her from childhood

    Our friendship was not like other friendships with my cousins or girlfriends

    I felt for her since I observed her situation

    It started with sympathy that I had for her
    But I remain formal until one day on stream she came near and said
    I like you Shabana will you be my friend
    I remember how hard it was to hide my joy
    I hugged her gently and yes I like you either

    In life we see smiles which reflect pride , prejudice ,jealousy and on and on

    But her's was and is always submitting and pure

    Is it possible to find such people often?

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  4. Poor Sheena sounds like Cinderella, mistreated by everyone but still a princess at heart.

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  5. True princess indeed who had love of his Lord who kept her SOUL SACRED :)

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  6. Nice comparison "like a lotus in mud"

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  7. It is not easy to rise above terrible circumstances it it can be done.

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  8. WE LEARN MORE WHILE DIFFICULT TIMES ;)

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    1. This beautiful post comes at an appropriate time, dear Baili. I am calmed and comforted by it. Thank you.

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    2. I am happy you just shared your likeness for it dear Geo :)

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  9. Some souls join us simply to show us what purity is. Your friend is surely one of those souls. Surely her reward will come.

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  10. Sheeno has a peaceful and beautiful mind.

    Have a wonderful day, Baili.




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    1. Yes
      And this was the reason she stayed unharmed by external ugliness

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  11. I love all about this lady, it sounds like she is like a saint! Beautiful soul!

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    1. You defined her so perfectly dear Angela

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  12. This really spoke to my heart, dear Baili. Your friend sounds like a special woman who sees the beauty inside people and not just on the outside. I wish more people were like that. And the lotus flower quote is very nice. I will write that one down. It's good of you to see her for the lovely lady that she is, even when others could not.

    ~Sheri

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    1. In my life I remained after truth, honesty and beauty of one's soul and character
      I am lucky I found her around and became able to believe that

      Lord still send some precious souls to beautify the world corrupted by evil one's

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  13. I agree with Debra, she sounds like Cinderella. The most important thing is that she is happy with HERSELF. Lovely story Baili :)

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    1. Being happy with what you are is window open to humblness and selfless love

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  14. She sounds like a beautiful soul.

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    1. She is dear Jenny!

      Beautiful soul that glorify world around her

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  15. Her inner depths of her soul are surely connected closely to our maker :-)

    A beautiful inspirational lady :-)

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    1. Indeed!

      Because it is only Creator who can bless one such untorn strength

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  16. Luckily I also have people like that in my life.
    A real treasure!

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    1. Oh this is truly treasure you been blessed with my friend

      The way they ease and uplift your life is fact you realise when they are away

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  17. What a sweet pure soul, as you wrote. Her reward isn't here on earth, but with God. If only those who have owned her had seen what they should be.

    Great post.

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    1. Such sublime soul are gift of Lord to this world's people
      I agree completely

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  18. Your friend must be very pure at heart to have such a sweet disposition.

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  19. It is a pity and very unjust that your friend is, and always has been, treated so badly. She has risen above it by virtue of her character, not an easy thing to do!

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  20. She really sounds like a beautiful soul...

    All the best Jan

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  21. Sometimes I think angels live among us, and this amazing spirit must be an angel! She has a beautiful soul, and we can learn a lot about life and God by her example. Thank you for sharing her inspiring story, my friend!

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