‘Was she crying for a long time?’, the young mother asked me, when I noticed a baby, hardly a month or two old, weeping in the cradle in the adjacent room. The worry and anxiety that the infant would have cried for a long time, was obvious from her face and voice.

I assured her that it was not so. The baby cried hardly for a minute.

There is none in the world to equal a mother in compassion

‘If she can’t stand the cry of her baby for a few minutes, how will she withstand the pains, problems and worries, her child will be undergoing in the process of growing and afterwards?’ I mused.

Then, I looked up, thanked God for taking away long ago, a mother closely related to me, whose son died recently.

I should never mourn death, I decided, even my own !

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