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TENALI RAMAKRISHNA

Introduction

Countless stories are told about the wit and the wisdom of Ramakrishna. A poor orphan in his boyhood, he rose to be the favorite adviser of a powerful king. A scholar and a poet, Ramakrishna exposed superstition and stupid pride to ridicule.

Author - T.Sunandamma


Tenali Ramakrishna

Both man and animals weep. But only man laughs.

Laughter brings a sense of lightness and freshness and infuses a new spirit.

All people laugh; but only a few can make others laugh. And only a specially gifted man can make a king, careworn with the burden of administration, laugh!

Laughter mirrors a man's nature. What does a man laugh at, whom does he make fun of and why-these can show how mature his mind is. A person, who laughs at the lame and the blind or at those who slip and fall on the road, shows his immaturity. So also the man who laughs in his vanity or to hurt the feelings of others. But humor which shows the foolish pride of others and tries to correct others is good humor which comes from a mind   free from poison is good humor.

In olden times court jesters wereappointed to crack jokes and to amuse kings. Among these jesters the most famous was Tenali Ramakrishna. In any situation he had the right word and the right action to provoke the king and his courtiers to laughter. He became so famous that, if we want to praise any man's sense of humor, we call him a Tenali Ramakrishna.

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Tenali Ramakrishna - A Scholar and a Poet, who exposed superstition and stupid pride to ridicule
About Tenali Ramakrishna
You are Here! 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
Humour Without Malice
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