04 January, 2012

Conscience - My Conscience is not blind

Conscience: Conscience is an aptitude, faculty, intuition, or judgment of the intellect, that distinguishes whether one’s prospective actions are right or wrong by reference to norms (principles and rules) or values.

Blind women with a daughter lived in a small village. They were poor and had tough time to even get arranged their daily meal. The daughter was a professional swimmer and use to collect the pearl from the sea. One day she drowned in the sea and died and then the blind lady lost her. She was aggrieved by the death of her daughter and also became helpless. She had to face more hardship to live her life.

Her daughter had collected lots of pearls and stored in the small box. She told her mother about the pearls. After seeing no other hope to arrange for the meal as well as daily necessities, the blind lady took the pearl box and visited the shop of goldsmith.

She requested goldsmith to help her value the pearls and help her sell it. The goldsmith questioned – “you are a blind lady, how do you know that you have the pearl and its sizes and quality. Also, how will you be able to judge the value of it when I will calculate and tell you”
The blind lady replied – “ With help of my fingers I can realize that the box contains pearls and stones that was collected by my daughter and my mind can realize some value of it which will help me get some money for daily living.”

The goldsmith offered the help and after opening the box he was amazed by seeing the collection of precious stones and pearls inside the box. He said – “You have most precious stones and pearls in this box and if you sale it, it would earn you millions”.

The lady requested the goldsmith to arrange for a sale and she became rich by millions of money. After the transaction got completed the neighbours of goldsmith visited his shop and asked – “Are you a fool? Why did you reveal and benefitted real value to the blind lady? You would have easily convinced her with little value and benefitted a lot from this opportunity”
The goldsmith replied – “She is blind but my conscience is not blind" . I would may have benefitted but could not have lived in peace by siphoning away her money”
“The extent of your consciousness is limited only by your ability to love and to embrace with your love the space around you, and all it contains”.

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