The Light House
By Dr. Sunil Ji Garg on 22-10-2014
Sometime back I heard this story of a “Light House” that I thought would be worthwhile on the Day of Lights. It was a rocky sea shore near an Island. The ships often used to crash after hitting a big rock that was often missed by ship navigators. The people on the island were kind hearted. They decided to build a Light House on that very big rock. This light house did help in saving many lives. To take a step further few people started living in the light house, so that if there is an accident nearby, sailors can be brought to the light house and treated. Slowly the facilities at the light house increased. Now if any wounded sailors are brought to the light house, they were immediately shifted to the basement, as the ground floor was carpeted. Obviously, they did not want any blood stains to get into the carpet. Somehow, even though much lower than before, the accidents were still happening.
Now the people of the Island passed a law that sailors from ships belonging to other Island will not be helped in the Light house. They should make their own arrangements to go to the hospital and take the expensive treatment. This light house now came under the command of the politicians. There was a minister in-charge of this light house. Few people serving at the light house decided to break away from the team and created another light house on a nearby rock. The treatment services returned back and sailors again started to get free treatment with full empathy of the people at this new light house.
This story clearly tells us, from where the real light comes from. Yes! You got it right; it comes from the attitude of the people towards other people. Every time, I remember this story, an additional light source inside me illuminates. This reminds me of keeping an attitude of service for others. Service for others is much above my own facilities and comforts. On this day of Deepawali festival, the festival of lights, I think, what better day, I could have got to share this story with all of you.
About The Author
Dr. Sunil Ji Garg, presently Managing Director of Sunmitra Education, Lucknow, is a holistic healer, writer, social activist, scientist and individuality development trainer, who is noted for his commendable contributions in Data-Communication, Software Engineering and Multimedia.