In “myodisa” forum of “oDiA samAja” comprising mostly the Non-Resident Oriyas, Prof. Debasmita Misra has posted a message that I think merits mention.

So, here it is:

A little girl and her father were crossing a bridge.
The father was kind of scared so he asked his little daughter, “Sweetheart, please hold my hand so that you don’t fall into the

The little girl said, “No, Dad. You hold my hand.”

“What’s the difference?” Asked the puzzled father.

“There’s a big difference,” replied the little girl.

“If I hold your hand and something happens to me, chances are that I may let your hand go.

But if you hold my hand, I know for sure that no matter what happens, you will never let my hand go.”

In any relationship, the essence of trust is not in its bind, but in its bond.

So hold the hand of the person who loves you rather than expecting them to hold yours…

[In the above message, the little girl could be our beloved oDishA]

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  1. A beautiful example(BUT); especially because i have gone through this situation once in my life i.e. i thought, the person really loved/wanted to help me so i held his hand firm but with time it proved wrong in my asseessment(without his knowledge) so i let him go and i was saved from great danger that was to arrive latter(i was lucky i found). therefore, a bit change in the moral of the story needed, i think. not putting all eggs in one basket dictum has its own beauty too……………. faith is another matter that needs much deeper enlightenment to comprehend. story is okay as far as a LITTLE girl is concerned; no two way about that.

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