'' WHEN RESTRAINT AND COURTESY ARE ADDED TO STRENGTH THE LATTER BECOMES IRRESTIBLE'' by
Restraint is absolutely essential for leading a life of peace and comfort. Without restraint what will be the difference between a man and an animal. Man is the only living being on earth to whom God has given a power of thinking. It is human being who can differentiate between right and wrong. He has also got the power to control his emotions. If a person leads a life without any control. his life will go haywire. Not only the person, but his whole family will be a sufferer.
Restraint can not only be physical but also mental. A person must control both. In Hindi our scriptures also advise us to have,‘ ’Sainyyam’’(self control).
There is story in mythology about a king, who was crazy. He wanted his bed to be full of scented fresh flowers every evening. One day the gardener’s wife brought the flowers. She decorated the bed and was lost in thoughts. How nice the royal couple must be feeling. She decided to lie down on the bed for a few minutes, to get a feel of the luxury. She lay on the bed and drifted into sleep. When the king came and saw the maid,he held her by her hair and threw her on floor. She was in great pain, but she started laughing loudly. The king asked her why she was laughing. The maid said,’’ O king ! you have no restraint on your emotions. How can you rule your kingdom?’’
Written for A to Z Challenge, 2015