Attaining the last tier of Maslow’s hierarchy that is self-actualization is not an ordinary thing to achieve. One actually needs to sacrifice things that are very close to heart and soul.
Following a path that leads to inner peace and wisdom, a Jain couple hailing from the state of Madhya Pradesh has decided to leave behind their three-year-old daughter and a jaw-dropping property worth around Rs 100 crore.
Sumit Rathore and his wife Anamika have decided to take Deeksha which is the first step of their initiation into monkhood, under Sudhamargi Jain Acharya Ramlal Maharaj. The solemnized procession will be held in Surat, Gujarat on September 23, 2017
The couple resides in Neemuch which is directed in the 400km northwest of Bhopal. And to everyone’s shock, this decision of them has raised eyebrows of many in their hometown.
A concerning question about their daughter, Ibhya was raised by the acquaintances to which Anamika’s father, Ashok Chandaliya said,
I will take care of my granddaughter
The couple belongs to a well-established family of politics and business.Anamika’s father is a former Neemuch district president of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party.
Standing by their decision, Ashok said,
We had no counter to their religious arguments and relented. One cannot stop anyone when religion calls.
Talking about Sumit’s father, Rajendra Singh Rathore, the man owns a factory that manufactures sacks for cement companies. He was also in the acceptance of their decision and said,
We were expecting this, but not so soon
Initially, Sumit’s family was reluctant when he announced his final decision on taking Deeksha. But before that, the Acharya told him to seek Anamika’s permission first. Well, Anamika not just waived a green flag on her husband’s decision but also went on to join his clan.
Prakash Bhandari, a leading Jain community member in Neemuch, said as far as he knew, this decision was unprecedented.
This is the first time that such a young couple is taking deeksha and that too by leaving behind a daughter.
Information source: hindustantimes
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