Kindness:The Perfect Religion

This is my simple Religion, there is no need for temple; no complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is the temple, the philosophy is-Kindness.

Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you. Here’s a small story depicting and supporting this religion of mine.

Once a poor boy was selling goods from one door to another, to pay for his studies. One day he found that he had only one item left & he was hungry while approaching the next house, he decided to ask for a meal. But when a young woman opened the door, he only dared to ask for a glass of water.She looked at him and understood that probably the boy was hungry. So she brought him a large glass of milk, he drank it & asked, “How much do I owe you?”. The Woman replied, “You don’t owe me anything. Mother taught us never to accept pay for kindness.” “Then I thank you from the bottom of my heart”- he said & felt that now he was strong, not only physically, but his faith in god has grown as well.The boy’s name was Howard Kelly.

Many years passed. One day that woman became seriously ill. Local doctors could not help her; therefore they sent her to big city where her rare disease would be studied by specialists. Dr. Howard Kelly was called for consultation. When he entered her room in the hospital, getting nostalgic, he immediately recognized the woman, who had showed him her kindness, when he was poor.

The doctor was determined to his best to help her recover from her disease. The struggle was long but together they managed to overcome her illness.After sometime, the woman received the bill for her treatment.She was worried that amount to pay would be so much that it would cost fortune to her.

But when the bill arrived and she dared to have a look at it, she noticed the words written on the side of it.The words were

“PAID IN, with a glass of milk”

A Tree is known by its fruit, a Man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost. He who sows courtesy, reaps friendship and he who plants kindness, gathers love. And that which liberates, is The Perfect Religion.

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