From our childhood we are told to always take the right path . Never to think evil – never to see evil, never to say evil, never to hear evil.
Gandhi’s 3 wide monkeys
(Though a 4th should be added-
Never to post evil )
But I don’t think that I is really as easy as it seems. Even this is not entirely practically possible. Let us say, we promise not to see evil, not speak evil, not hear evil. But how do we know of something is evil of we just close our senses top it.
We don’t really taste or touch or smell something to know it is evil. Do we? If we just close our eyes, ears and mouth how do we can recognize something around us is evil. If we can’t recognize that something is evil than how do can we protect our self and people stupid us from it. Even
Let us take a real life example. Suppose, you are walking around a park. You see some men are molesting a girl at a corner of the park. She looks towards you with pleading eyes. She called up you for help. Now you have a choice in this situation.
Remember your duties of a good citizen and rush to help her. Or close your eyes close your ears and leave. Close your mouth and don’t tell anyone. Forget it ever happened.
What do you think is the right thing to do? The first option or the later . What you think if Gandhi ji was at your place has done. Of course he had rush to immediately to help the girl. Hasn’t he ? (After all he is Gandhi for some reason) .
So the wisdom of three wide monkeys is wrong? Are we fools to follow it? Are we giving wrong teachings to our kids? If you think do I am story I completely disagree with you?
The above interpretation is completely wrong of we see it in context of present time.
Everything have to evolve south time. If someone or something refused to evolve it will be deleted to nothing ? Let us not let gandhi’s dear monkeys die.
Probably at the time of gandhi it was enough to hide evil from children to save then from evil. But the world has changed? Today a child has thousands sources to know about them.
If you do not discuss with your children the evils of society , this will only increase their curiosity. They will consider the other sources which usually do not show the true face of evil .They will fall for its allure and will unable to see the negative, the bad things behind it. They will be unable to see the true face of evil.
Children secret watching porn is a very common example of this.
The mission of the 3 wise monkeys is not to teach hide the evil or how to ignore the evil. That is evil itself . Their true mission is to show the people the true face of evil , to discourage them not to follow it.
When the first money closes his mouth, he is not telling to remain silent when evil is happening before you. Rather he is telling you to not to join yourself. It is telling not to say ill words that can hurt someone.
When second and third monkeys closes their eyes and ears. They are not telling you to close your eyes and ears in front of evil happening before you. They are rather telling you not just see what is happening . They are telling you to refuse to accept that. Refuse to accept that this can happen in society we live in. Refuse to accept that you have to hear or see such evil.
Correct interpretation is more important than meaning.
Nerd of the time is to accept the reality of today’s world and to understand the true wisdom of three wide monkeys.
The end goal is same but the means have to be changed. Hiding evil will not gonna work. Children should be taught about the evil ,its true true nature and its bad affected from the right sources.
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