Friday, March 11, 2011


Mr Laal Bahadur Shastri was a very simple and down to earth person, he respected all humans equally. He had one very fine quality that while discussing the important matters with his colleagues he would often ask his servants and even gardener about their opinion on the related matter. People found this behaviour of Shastriji somewhat weird. One day a friend asked him, 'Shastriji, we are unable to understand this behaviour of yours. Political talks are of complicated nature and beyond a common man's understanding, is it logical to take servants and gardeners opinion on it? Do these people have the knowledge of such serious talks?'

Shastriji smiled and said, 'I will answer this question narrating you a true incident. A cat gave birth to kittens at Albert Einstein the inventor of Special Theory of Relativity ( E=mc²).At night when all the doors of the house were closed cat and its kittens would uproar to come out. So Einstein told his servant to make two holes in the door, one big for cat and one small for kittens. The servant suggested that one big hole would be enough because if cat can pass through it, kittens also can easily pass through the same hole. Hearing this Einstein was surprised that why didn't this simple thing came into his mind.' Shastriji concluded saying that sometimes even a lay-man's advice can be of great help.

Moral: Sometimes even less educated, less intellectual, less knowledgeable people on the basis of their experience put forward useful thoughts which can be of great help in taking big decisions.

Aano bhadra krtavo yantu vishwatah.(- RIG VEDA)
"Let noble thoughts come to me from all directions


  1. guD! sir, but the incident happened to Albert Einstein, not Newton! Pardon me if I am wrong, but as far as my memory can recollect, it's Einstein:)

    1. I feel such incidents never happened.. and as moral story this has been developed and has been in the name the great scientists Sir Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein etc. to stress the importance of the message.

      Otherwise, I request to give substantial proof for the claim, please.