Written by Mahesha from Be Your Own Boss
When I say that “animals are people” some might say what rubbish or you might say it truly is. That depends on your view point. Everybody has their own way of looking at things, that’s natural. If you read this story, you might be able to judge it yourself.
Once I went to a famous Sri Lankan temple built in ancient times. It was , the time of offering flowers. It is a ceremony held daily where you offer flowers and drummers play their nice traditional drum beats. This elephant came holding a lotus and actually kept it with reverence on the seat where flowers are offered to the Pagoda. Then he kneeled down and paid his respect. He took another lotus flower from his mahout and went round the pagoda and again placed it on another seat and paid respect. Like this he went round the pagoda paying his respect. And then went to a side and stood there allowing other people to offer flowers.
“Is today a special day”? We asked the mahout. Oh no, this is his usual routine, he does it everyday. The elephant seemed really happy swinging his trunk and curving it. I thought even a normal person would not have paid such respect; this elephant’s behavior was so amazing, he was spreading Kindness all over him.
Animals are really interesting and they are like people. Not only this story, but when you see a group of animals and if you look at their behavior carefully, weather it is so serene like that elephant or aggressive, just think, don’t we humans also behave like that. If we do some soul searching work, we would surely understand that animals are really people.