KMS033. COMPASSION TO ANIMALS

a poem by Rajaram Ramachandran, India - poetry writer, author, poet

KANCHI MAHA SWAMI

During 1927, a dog followed,
When Maha Swami went ahead,
As a part of the whole team,
That also joined with him.

It took its morning bath daily,
For keeping its body cleanly,
And at nights kept its vigil
Around the Mutt without fail.

It ate only the Mutt’s food,
And didn’t touch any food,
Offered to it by outsiders,
So, strict principled it was.

Maha Swami also didn’t eat
Until this dog came and ate,
As he showed compassion
To it for its real dedication.

When Maha Swami went out,
It followed him throughout,
Running behind his palanquin,
Or thru’ elephant’s legs even.

One day, a little boy threw a stone,
To drive it out from the procession,
But so ferocious it became,
That it came running to bite him.

As it was dangerous to public,
They decided, out of panic,
To send the animal far away
From their very place of stay.

They blindfolded its two eyes,
And released it after many miles,
As it might lose sight of the track,
All the way, for its return back.

But their expectation failed,
As the dog soon returned,
By its God-given nose smell,
To the great surprise of all.

Wonder are the ways of God,
When he created this world,
He taught us ‘love and affection.’
And also what is ‘compassion?’


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