Once a disciple asked the Master ” How do you say that words are powerful “?.
The Master smiled and replied You are the first fool to ask such a stupid question “.
The disciple got very angry and stood up and shouted back at the master and said ” How dare you call me a fool?”
The Master again smiled and said ” Cool down. See how a few words that I said made you angry “.
The disciple immediately fell at the feet of the Master and begged him to pardon him, for his outburst.

About padmum

You could call me Dame Quixote! I tilt at windmills. I have an opinion on most matters. What I don't have, my husband Raju has in plenty. Writer and story teller, columnist and contributer of articles, blogs, poems, travelogues and essays to Chennai newspapers, national magazines and websites, I review and edit books for publishers and have specialized as a Culinary Editor and contributed content, edited and collaborated on Cookbooks. My other major interest used to be acting on Tamil and English stage, Indian cinema and TV. I am a wordsmith, a voracious reader, crossword buff and write about India's heritage, culture and traditions. I am interested in Vedanta nowadays. I am now an Armchair traveller/opinionator/busybody!
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2 Responses to Words

  1. Grannymar says:

    Sometimes no words are needed! Silence can be the best answer.


  2. padmum says:

    Sometimes we do not know when to keep quiet and the words flow uncensored from our mouths and dent egos and hurst feelings.


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