78 Comments

  1. Deepa
    September 9, 2018 @ 9:05 am

    such a soulful. i loved the philosophical touch u added. to err is human.. to forgive is divine..

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  2. Sashwata Roy
    September 9, 2018 @ 9:21 am

    Loved reading it

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  3. Haimanti
    September 9, 2018 @ 10:06 am

    A story with a lesson… If only we forget our egos and forgive our near and dear ones for the mistakes they make, the world would be such a fantastic place…

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  4. Surbhi
    September 9, 2018 @ 10:15 am

    My kinda blog! Loved the short fiction… looking forward to more Mahesh:)

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    • Maheshwaran Jothi
      September 9, 2018 @ 11:52 am

      Your statement has a lot of feel-good factor! Thanks Surbhi.

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  5. Pooja Kawatra
    September 9, 2018 @ 10:56 am

    What a beautiful and thoughtful little fiction. Wish if we all could do this to make this world a better place to live in.

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  6. Varad
    September 9, 2018 @ 10:57 am

    I liked the lighthearted tone you’ve used to convey a deep message. Well done.

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  7. Akshata
    September 9, 2018 @ 11:31 am

    As difficult as it seems to forgive especially when the wound is too deep and caused by someone very dear, one must do it for themselves- to be at peace

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    • Maheshwaran Jothi
      September 10, 2018 @ 4:09 pm

      Rightly said. Keeping the hurt inside is going to make the things worst.

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  8. Latha
    September 9, 2018 @ 11:36 am

    Forgiveness is so difficult but that’s what is the key to moving ahead

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  9. Anchal
    September 9, 2018 @ 12:46 pm

    To err is human. What a beautiful way to portray this

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  10. Snehalata Jain
    September 9, 2018 @ 1:42 pm

    Absolutely right human are made to do mistakes but those humans only can forgive them

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    • Maheshwaran Jothi
      September 12, 2018 @ 9:39 am

      How correctly you pointed out. Yes, we the humans are the source and solution of the problem πŸ™‚

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  11. Humaira
    September 9, 2018 @ 3:07 pm

    Amazing and thought provoking fiction. The story highlights lots of emotions. Great thoughts.

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  12. Rohan Kachalia
    September 9, 2018 @ 4:16 pm

    A light-hearted post with a message in it, Lovely!

    https://www.rohankachalia.com/2018/09/payback-part-2/

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  13. Paresh Godhwani
    September 9, 2018 @ 4:44 pm

    Really nice story. Very relatable. It often happens between friends. Yes it takes courage to ask for forgiveness. And forgiveness is divine. I enjoyed reading this story.

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    • Maheshwaran Jothi
      September 12, 2018 @ 9:42 am

      Yes, its easy to get misunderstanding among friends. But the reaction to that what makes how strong the friendship is.

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  14. Lavanya
    September 9, 2018 @ 5:15 pm

    Bwahahhaa. Nice tale. Too many of us have eforgotten how to forgive. Forgiveness is often not just for the other person but for yourself too for the poor judgement.

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    • Maheshwaran Jothi
      September 12, 2018 @ 9:44 am

      Yes, it has to be constantly used to make sure we do not forget, right? No I am not saying to keep making mistakes and forgive… lol

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  15. Namratha
    September 9, 2018 @ 6:18 pm

    The narrative of the story is fluid while imparting wisdom. I identify with the main character, why should we change our nature for someone else? If we behave like them, what is the difference between us?

    Namratha from #firstgreenstep

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    • Maheshwaran jothi
      September 12, 2018 @ 9:46 am

      Good to hear Namratha. Yes, we are what we are. Be good, and do not give up for others!

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  16. Jhilmil Bhansali
    September 9, 2018 @ 6:29 pm

    Such a beautiful story, reminds us of so many things and more importantly forgiveness and giving ego.

    #MyFriendAlexa #mommyinmereads

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  17. Roma Gupta SInha
    September 9, 2018 @ 6:54 pm

    This is such a heart-touching read. Actually loved it!

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  18. Aditya Sathe
    September 9, 2018 @ 7:27 pm

    it is said to be tough to write a simple story like Isapneeti or Panchatantra… but you have nailed it yaar… “To err is human…” keep it up

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  19. Disha
    September 9, 2018 @ 8:06 pm

    A beautiful lesson. Even God forgives mistake, and we are just humans, so why hold the grudge. Loved reading this post.

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  20. MeenalSonal
    September 9, 2018 @ 8:21 pm

    Forgiving gives peace, Raghu did a right thing. Nice narration in story.

    Cheers
    MeenalSonal from AuraOfThoughts
    #MyFriendAlexa #MeenalSonalReads

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  21. Bushra
    September 9, 2018 @ 8:24 pm

    Love the way you conceptualised whole story in away. The story is related to realistic world. Great read. #myfriendalexa #dewreads

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  22. Charu
    September 9, 2018 @ 8:26 pm

    That’s quite motivational!

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  23. Neha
    September 9, 2018 @ 8:28 pm

    Thank you for sharing this.. I just loved reading this post

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  24. Veena Haridas
    September 9, 2018 @ 9:07 pm

    A simple story with an important lesson.

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  25. Maya Bhat
    September 10, 2018 @ 12:04 am

    Nicely written. Loved it. Yes, to err is human and forgive is divine. But sometimes it gets difficult to practice in life. πŸ™‚

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  26. Dipika Singh
    September 10, 2018 @ 5:26 am

    That’s a wonderful story with a lesson for life. Sadhu’s nature is to save, and Scorpion’s to bite. Amazing.
    https://www.gleefulblogger.com/breastfeeding-baby-brain-development/

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  27. sudha krishnan
    September 10, 2018 @ 7:22 am

    A very meaningful story with the moral. I loved the narration. It takes a lot of effort to forgive someone and embrace them lovingly.

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    • Maheshwaran Jothi
      September 12, 2018 @ 9:36 am

      Feels happy to hear such comments. Glad people liked it.

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  28. Mayuri Nidigallu
    September 10, 2018 @ 8:15 am

    We cannot control the actions of others. However, we are in control of our reactions to them. Your simple and wise story has just taught us that.

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    • Maheshwaran Jothi
      September 12, 2018 @ 9:06 am

      Optly said. Its how we react to the situation that makes you which side are you.

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  29. Shilpa Gupte
    September 10, 2018 @ 8:32 am

    To err is human and to forgive one another is also human. There is no point in holding grudges all your life. For, a grudge only poisons our heart, makes us suffer more than the people we are angry with.
    I liked the way you have shared this message of “forgive and forget”.

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    • Maheshwaran Jothi
      September 12, 2018 @ 9:08 am

      Yes Shilpa. Forgive and forget is the mantra. No point in remembering the incident and keep raising the collar that we forgave someone. It is equally important like how we forget the reason itself.

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  30. Tina
    September 10, 2018 @ 9:03 am

    loved reading this souldful post. Forgiveness also makes you better, in your head at least!

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    • Maheshwaran Jothi
      September 12, 2018 @ 9:35 am

      Rightly said, Tina. No meaning in traveling with the burden on the head.

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  31. Iram
    September 10, 2018 @ 9:18 am

    A thought provoking piece articulated so well through a beautiful story πŸ™‚

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  32. Anubhuti
    September 10, 2018 @ 9:25 am

    Beautifully written…loved every bit of it…

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  33. Dr.Amrita
    September 10, 2018 @ 9:55 am

    Sometimes forgiving is the only way to go forward in life.A beautiful story.

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  34. Ishita Hurkat
    September 10, 2018 @ 11:10 am

    Nice story. Very well written.

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  35. Esha Chakraborty
    September 10, 2018 @ 11:34 am

    What a nice heart warming story…although we tell such stories to children I think we adults need to hear it more

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  36. Mayura Amarkant
    September 10, 2018 @ 1:12 pm

    Will you be the scorpion or the Sadhu when your friend ditches you? Lovely post !! It sheds light on a simple but pertinent issue of forgiveness …a virtue we all possess but few use. Thank you for writing this.
    #MyFriendAlexa #MayuraReads

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    • Maheshwaran Jothi
      September 12, 2018 @ 9:10 am

      Thanks Mayura. Yes, who you are when such event happens is what defines your nature & character. As they say. character reveals itself.

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  37. prisha
    September 10, 2018 @ 1:26 pm

    egos play such a big role in our lives. though as per textbooks we should always let them go, but is it really as easy as it is stated?!

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  38. Anagha Yatin
    September 10, 2018 @ 1:29 pm

    A lot to learn here from the story.
    Between, what must have transpired between Surya and Raghu could well be another story. Will you be taking us to that world? I so wish, you do…

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    • Maheshwaran Jothi
      September 10, 2018 @ 2:55 pm

      Now that called a beautiful prompt for the next blog πŸ™‚
      Thanks for the hint.

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  39. Shree Janani
    September 10, 2018 @ 1:46 pm

    Soulful story!

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  40. Keerthi Vydyula
    September 10, 2018 @ 8:39 pm

    Nicely put write up. The story has anger, guilt, fear, innocence and forgiveness. Every element of our trivial life! Enjoyed reading it.

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  41. Huma Masood
    September 11, 2018 @ 3:33 pm

    Loved reading it. Nice moral of the story.

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  42. Neha Gupta
    September 12, 2018 @ 12:59 pm

    Beautiful story !! Forgive and forget and move on my mantra too !!!

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  43. Anshu Bhojnagarwala
    September 12, 2018 @ 3:00 pm

    These are some good nuggets of wisdom and something which we have learnt or come across frequently. But, we are human, and more often than not forget these values taught to us. We learn but forget to practise in real life. I liked the way you have woven these pearls in the form of a story. Good storytelling!

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  44. Abhijit
    September 12, 2018 @ 5:28 pm

    A nice story. Glad two friends made up. Yes mistakes happen.

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  45. Anita
    September 12, 2018 @ 7:13 pm

    All’s well that ends well.
    Cool story. Well expressed.
    Congrats for the WOW badge.

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  46. Lancelot Quadras
    September 13, 2018 @ 2:15 pm

    While it is really tough to let go of the sadness and hatred, continuing to act as per your nature is very important! Cheers to bringing forth such a thought. I’m amazed.

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  47. Tamanna
    September 16, 2018 @ 7:52 am

    Such a beautiful story and what a wonderful way to convey that forgiveness is such an important part of lives, especially if we want to live in harmony.

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