Feb 26, 2024
Feb 26, 2024
by G. Venkatesh
Workshop # 17
Dear Goddess of Justice,
Please do not treat this note as a letter or a request. It is an appeal. All the while you were blindfolded and held a balance in one of your hands so that you could ensure fair and equitable justice to all. It is gratifying to note that you are now forced to wield a sword in the other hand. This is indeed a sign of the times.
We Indians revere Goddesses as Mothers – be it Durga Matha or Santoshi Matha or Gayatri Matha or Mahalaxmi Matha. (Matha, in Hindi denotes Mother).However, of late, we Indians have started emulating the West so much that we are forgetting our duties and responsibilities towards our mothers. Can I take the liberty of calling you Mother? I hope you won’t mind.
Mother, I am sure this sword of yours will enable you to deliver justice with greater power. The sharpness in the sword should cut off all the evils, all the negative energies in the world that are ruining peace and sabotaging human lives.
Mother, it is often said that – whatever you ask, it will be given. Today, I am asking you something for myself and something for others.
Mother, India is a country with a rich cultural heritage and a tradition that spans centuries. We Indians have always believed in the principle of Unity in Diversity. Yet, politics has ruined the moral fabric of our dear Bharat Matha - both before and after freedom.
Mother, let me now mention my wish list for this country.
Mother, I have great confidence in your impartiality and ability to deliver justice. I have high hopes from you .My faith in you tells me that you won’t disappoint me. What goes around comes around. Justice may be delayed, but can never be denied.
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