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---Mohabbatein

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Pavlov--Hare Krishna--S.K.Sarkar


It’s been 4 years my parents have bought a new house, am saying my “parents have bought” because neither I nor my sister contributed any money, actually my parents did not allow us to do so.

 


When we bought the house the electric connection yet to come, it took 15 days to get the connection, those days me and my family members used to visit the house frequently, but more than us my father visited the house---almost twice a day.

 


So when we got the electric connection then in between three days we completed shifting and decoration, it became possible because all of my students spontaneously helped us a lot.

 


After the fourth day of our final entry, in the evening when we were sitting in the balcony suddenly my father started to chant loudly “Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna”, it did not make us surprise at all as we know he has the habit to chant the Mantras from Vedas, Upanishads and from other Hindu religious books and also he sings the songs of different god and goddesses, but the incident that happened after one minute made us surprised--- four dogs from different directions arrived and stood in front of our balcony started to stir their tails and was looking towards us with great expectations---my family members gave them lots of foods.


This is what my father made the dogs habituated when he used to visit our new house before our shifting. Giving the dogs foods he used to say “Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna” and gradually the dogs realized the very fact that when they will get that sound then they will get food…

This is a very practical and simple application of Pavlov’s experiment named “Conditioned Reflex” or “Conditional Reflex” (In Pavlov’s words). Pavlov made his experiment in 1901 and I am sure he never thought that after 115 years of his discovery someone will apply his experiment to feed the animals and to make the animals listen the Mahamantra.


This same thing my father has done with a cow---one month ago in a Sunday I was taking lunch with my mom and sister, my father was taking rest, suddenly I heard that a cow standing near the gate of our garage shouting loudly---my father woke up, took the bucket full of various types of vegetables and gave that cow to eat. I asked mom what’s going there. What I came to know is----


From last few months a owner of a cow leaves his cow during 10 am in the grassy field behind our house so that the cow can move and eat the grasses, my father noticed it, being a dedicated worshiper to Lord Krishna he respects the cows as “GouMata”(Mother Cow) he decided to feed the cow, for first few days he used to take the food to the cow and gradually made the cow habituated with the “Hare Krishna” mantra and after that standing in the gate of the garage he loudly says “hare Krishna’ and the cow appears very soon. But some time it happens that the cow does not come during morning but comes later in the grassy field and whenever this happens the cow herself comes in front of our garage and starts to shout to inform “I have come, where my food is?”---this is what happened that Sunday.

 


When I asked my father (Through my sister, as I still afraid to talk to him) about his activity, what I came to know is--- It is said in Hindu Shastra that the plants, trees, fruits creepers and insects love to listen the Hare Krishna Mahamantra but they can’t express their feelings. Whenever they hear this mantra they began to dance and offer their gratitude by bending their heads, the similar can be found in ChaitanyaCharitamrita, Chapter--3(Antyaleela) verse 60-65.

This is the reason he loudly chant the Mahamantra moving in our garden and near the animals.

By the way, my father’s name is S.K. Sarkar.