FAITH AND SCIENCE

A Hindu and his British friend once happened to come to the bank of the Godavari. The Hindu said, "I will bathe in this scared water". He recited the name "Hari" as he plunged in and came out refreshed in mind as well as body. He felt great happiness that he not got the rare chance of a bath in the holy water. The Britisher laughed and said, "This is mereH2O; how can you get unspeakable joy by dipping into it"? It is all superstition". But the Hindu replied, "Leave me to my superstition; you can stick to your superstition". The cynic got only physical cleanliness but the believer got mental purity also.