Sunday, August 12, 2007

little wise girl

-"Who is this, oma?"

My granddaughter points at the big statue of Jesus, Holy Heart in the middle of the square.

"That is Jesus , sweety. Look he put one hand on his heart, with the other he is blessing us"

I was sure she was going to ask, what blessing means, but she has her own little ways of thinking.

-"It is Boeddha, oma!"

-"No, darling, this is Jesus."

She stares at the statue for a long time, then she says:

-"Oma, they are the same!"

I look at my little miracle, surprised by so much wisdom.

-"Oma, why he is not wearing his tuban?"

Since a few days she knows the word turban, but she keeps forgetting the r. Before she called it a soft helmet.

Good question! But i have no answer.

-"His hair is like Amarjeets, oma."

-"Yes, very long, he"

-"I want long hair too!"

I look at her curly hair which doesn't seem to grow hard and i think of her aunty who is a hairdresser...

"Yes, sweety, you grow your hair too..."


Blogger upinder kaur said...

How old is she?
Toddlers and infants are definitely wiser than adults.They still remember their interaction with the Lord.Its thought that they forget every thing as they grow.
Thats what Guru Amar Das ji tells us in Anand Sahib:-
ਜਾ ਤਿਸੁ ਭਾਣਾ ਤਾ ਜੰਮਿਆ ਪਰਵਾਰਿ ਭਲਾ ਭਾਇਆ ॥
Jā ṯis bẖāṇā ṯā jammi­ā parvār bẖalā bẖā­i­ā.
According to His Will, the child is born, and the family is very pleased.

ਲਿਵ ਛੁੜਕੀ ਲਗੀ ਤ੍ਰਿਸਨਾ ਮਾਇਆ ਅਮਰੁ ਵਰਤਾਇਆ ॥

Liv cẖẖuṛkī lagī ṯarisnā mā­i­ā amar varṯā­i­ā.
Love for the Lord wears off, and the child becomes attached to desires; the script of Maya runs its course.

Thursday, August 16, 2007 6:02:00 AM  
Blogger manpreet kaur said...

Sat Nam!
Dear Upinder Ji

My little princess is only 3 years, but very wise (do i hear a very proud grandmother?)
You are right, this strong connection with the Divine will fade because of all the influences of modern world.
Maybe that is why Waheguru invented grandmothers to softly open the window on His wonderful creation. To keep their eyes open in full respect.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007 10:50:00 PM  

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