When I heard the story of the Gautam Buddha, my question was always about his wife and son that he left behind…this 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

In advance

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