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Ajata shatru

We all would like to believe we are "ajata shatru"s.(one with no enemies) But sadly that is not true.

Since childhood our aim will be to please every one. Please the parents, the teachers, siblings. So that they would call us "such a good boy/girl".

But some where along the line we realize that this would harm us most. We should think of ourselves too. Even if it displeases some people.

And then there comes a time in life where we see that  "raah me chhod ke saaya bhi chala jata hai" (even our shadow abandons us). We don't understand what have we done to antagonize so many people. We feel sad, upset and helpless.

What we don't realize is when we feel   perceive we are hurt by others, we try to correct it by  fighting with the perpetrators.  In this process we hurt these people intentionally for their slights, many times perceived rather than real. That is how a 'shatru' is born.

And the numbers keep increasing. The more we feel everyone is out to get us, the more  we fight   and thus collect more of these shatrus.

Until one day we are "ajata mitra"s instead of "ajata shatru's.

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