The Support Of Faith: 65 ►Precious Ancestral Inheritance

Published: 10.03.2020

Man is a thoughtful creature. He thinks about the present. His thoughts reflect the past and swim in the imagination of future. He lives three ages at a time. His contemporary beasts and birds live life. But they have no such brain which may be the outlet of prolonged thought. Beasts and birds also think, but the time and sphere of their thought is very confined. They gather food for themselves; bring particles of food for their newly born ones. Some “beasts and birds even build home for their living. But they do not have any intention to mobilize or leave something for their next generations. Their main attitude rotates around presence. However, one of their purposes of this attitude is to safeguard the future.

Man mobilizes, gathers things for living comfortable life in future. He thinks for pleasure and displeasure of their off springs and he is active in making arrangement for their several generations. Why? Either he does not rely on the capability of the next generation or he wants to keep them handicapped. If not, why does he not give them the opportunity to orient their fortune? Why does he carry the burden of their liability?

Man has affectionate attachment with their off springs. That is why he wants to give them something. I want to ask them that what things they are leaving for their next generations? What should he leave-? What type of estate which is short lasting? If such short lasting estate is not to be left, leave such estate on which Government taxes are not levied, which cannot be stolen by the thief, cannot be robbed by the robber, cannot be burnt by fire, cannot be blown by storm and cannot be flown by flood. Such estate which cannot be shared, on which nobody has any right and which does not reduce after disbursement rather increases.

What can be such estate that cannot be snatched? What is the type of such estate which increases after disbursement? Reply of this question is affirmative. This estate is character, discipline and knowledge. Purity of character, glory of discipline and light of knowledge. People who are leaving such inheritance are great. Those who inherit the same may reach to the top of greatness. Anybody can kick out wealth. What have been kicked out, the same may be earned more or the same may also be lost. Treasure of the estate of good and healthy habits which refine life, is never vacant. Alas! Such precious ancestral inheritance is left for the next generation.

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Title:  The Support Of Faith
Author: 

Acharya Tulsi

Translator: 

Sadhvi Vishrut Vibha

Publisher:  Jain Vishwa Bharati, Ladnun
Edition: 
2000
Digital Publishing: 
Amit Kumar Jain

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