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TENALI RAMAKRISHNA

Humor without Malice

Ramakrishna's life fills us with wonder. He was yet a boy when he lost his father.
Because of the narrow-mindedness of the teachers of the day he was denied education. By his own efforts he acquired education and attained fame as a scholar and poet in the court of Krishnadevaraya. He used humor to teach arrogant people a lesson. He corrected any one - a rich man or a learned man or a minister - who did wrong; he corrected even the king.

Life demands serious thought, it is true. But laughter, too, is necessary. Humor lightens the mind. But our object in laughing at others should not be to wound others; our object should be to correct them. Laughter should be gentle and friendly. Such was the humor of Tenali Ramakrishna.

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Tenali Ramakrishna - A Scholar and a Poet, who exposed superstition and stupid pride to ridicule
About Tenali Ramakrishna
Introduction
A Care-Free boy
The Boy's Yearning
'I Shall Get Education'
No, Not Even This
A Story
The Devotee Of Mother Kali
'Mother, It Occured To Me....'
A Cowherd
Half The Prize
Ramakrishna In 'Krishna Leela'
The Comic Poet
A Scholar, The Enemy Of Vanity
The Scholar From Kashi Humbled
A Lesson To The Greedy
How Does The Water Appear..?
'Hide Your Head'
Ramakrishna And His Family
You are Here! Humour Without Malice
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