Triveni Journal

1927 | 11,233,916 words

Triveni is a journal dedicated to ancient Indian culture, history, philosophy, art, spirituality, music and all sorts of literature. Triveni was founded at Madras in 1927 and since that time various authors have donated their creativity in the form of articles, covering many aspects of public life....

The child

Dhanus

The aged sanyasi with long silvery
beard sat in the shadow of an old temple.
A little child ran up to him with
anklets jingling, and pulling his beard
asked in clear ringing voice, "Tell me
Grand-father, how long will it take me to
grow a beard so long?
The sanyasi ceased telling his beads.
His eyes that were looking at the child
were tear-laden. He longed to be a child
again!

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