The Head of an Ashram in his discourse, narrated the following story to a Group of Audience around Him….
“A dacoit who had committed many crimes in his life was totally a changed man when the Great Saint blessed and accepted him as His disciple.
Subsequently, the disciple sincerely requested the Master how the effect of his past ‘bad deeds’ would become ‘Null and Void’ in his life so that for ever he would become Pure and Sacred….The Master said, 'The only way in front of you is to go the same people to whom you caused untold agony and misery in their lives, surrender to them totally unarmed and take honestly whatever punishment the group decides to give you at the back of their suffering. That action alone makes you Pure!'
The disciple determined to become so, went into the village where he earlier created terror and damage and surrendered to the villagers totally unarmed and unresisting ….The villagers out of their anger and further fear beat him black and blue and threw him out of the village…. The disciple somehow reached the Ashram, explained to the Master what he had done and died….
The Master declared to the rest of the group around Him, ‘He is the closest Disciple of mine and for ever Elevated!’”
The Head concluded, “The moral behind this story is that one should at any instant be ready to have a plan of undoing the earlier hate carried by him / her knowingly or unknowingly through a dedicated effort of making amends directly or indirectly with those who were thus kept off in the process. In case it is not feasible to do so, one should at least start helping out the next man on the scene and work in that direction the max possible. And, while doing this, one should constantly be aware of the ultimate good that would accrue through Mother Nature's Plan in undoing all such 'wrongs' of the past ….
Simultaneously one should develop a strict discipline of being instantly away from all future wrong proposals of carrying forward the hate which would harm the man in picture in particular and the society in general.
All such sacred actions alone truly secure the ultimate peace in life!”