Friday, September 23, 2011



As and when a wrong is committed, we do develop some bad feeling. It is something like a dirt particle eroding in the mind. We then become conscious that no one should come to notice it. So we begin to cover it up in a manner that it does not become visible to the naked eye nor get deciphered.

On the other hand, there is an easier path which somehow we tend to overlook. We can atone the wrong-doing by means of prayers. As a soap can easily washes away the dirt, prayers help in a person recovering from the feeling of sin or guilt. Otherwise we have to resort to lying or pretend as if there is no wrong committed. One mistake leads to the other and certainly two negatives can not make it positive but can only complicate matters.

Clinically speaking, washing the dirt with a medicated soap would do good instead of covering it up lest the dirt should become severe and grow as a wound and can go septic also if left unattended. When we don't clear our consciousness by not admitting the mistake, and start lying, the cumulative effect is as dangerous as the wound going septic.

Why we try to conceal the wrong doing? May be that we always like others to keep a good opinion about us or we conceal the act in some fear of punishment from the other person. Lying or pretending to be quiet soaked in fear will no way amend the wrong committed. The matter gets worse if the lie gets detected and we may have to face the comeuppance of the wrong-doing. The picture would be totally different had we admitted at the first instant itself the mistake.

It requires some amount courage of conviction and prudence to admit the truth. They act as true detergents to remove the dirt and purify the spot. We need not also be unduly anxious about the comeuppance and be prepared to face the music tomorrow.



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