Ramesh belong to a Hindu community completed his study in Canada and come back to his home town.
His family is about to organize a “Pooja” (Hindu religious activity for happiness) so Ramesh requested his father that this time he will do all the arrangements of “Pooja” as he used to organize many events in Canada.
Ramesh’s father agreed and gave him the list to be organized on the day of “Pooja”. List has following items:
- Fire wood
- Some other things and
A Cat with string in her neck and tie the cat with pole?
Ramesh ignored it, considering it has mistakenly been added in the list because cat does not require in the “Pooja” ceremony.
On the day of “Pooja”, Pandit jee has come in the house and said “Ye pooja nahi ho sakti” This ceremony cannot be taken place! Everyone in the ceremony was shocked.
Ramesh’s father requested to Pandit jee to know the reason.
Pandit jee said, I mentioned in the list that there should be A Cat with string in her neck and tie the cat with pole but you do not follow my instructions therefore this “pooja” cannot be taken place.
Ramesh’s father apologized and quickly arranges “A Cat with string in her neck and tie the cat with pole” than ceremony started and every one was blessed with the ceremony.
Ramesh become very curious that what is the reason of “A Cat in pooja”.
Next day Ramesh visited to Pandit jee and asked the reason of A Cat in pooja, Pandit jee said
“I do not know the reason of a cat in pooja my father told me that whenever you go in this house there must be A Cat with string in her neck and tie the cat with pole so we follow my father’s guidance”
if you want to know the reason go to my father and request him.
Ramesh went to Pandit jee’s father and requested him the same, he said
“Even I do not know, my father told me that so I followed it and guided my successor the same”
if you want to know the reason go to my father.
Ramesh visited and requested the same so he said:
“Dear Ramesh, your grandfather was very much fond of Cat, so whenever I came to your house for “Pooja” your grandfather’s cat destroy everything and we did not do our activity smoothly therefore I instructed to all my followers that whenever you go to this house for pooja must check that
“A Cat with string in her neck and tie with the pole” before starting the pooja.
Moral: Do not follow anything blindly must know the reason and logic before adapting any policy, procedure, terminology, culture etc.