Gandhi’s Goat

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Copyright – Randy Mazie

The philosopher liked the quiet corner in the grave yard for his heavy reading and subsequent contemplation.

He was reading of Gandhi’s love for his goat as he sighted the goat. Hallucinating; the goat was still there when he next raised his eye from the book; this one is real, but how did it enter in to this fenced area – he thought.

He looked around for a breach in the fence.

There was a small shanty built by a new migrant to the city in the far corner. The goat was ready cash, next Bakr-id for the poor migrants.

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On the occasion of Bakr-id, Muslims sacrifice a goat in admiration of prophet Ibrahim’s faith in Allah. This sacrifice is known as qurbani. Consequently the prices of goats rise substantially.

http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-11-01/nagpur/30345333_1_goat-traders-hope-price-rise

 

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Thanks & Shalom, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.

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28 thoughts on “Gandhi’s Goat

  1. At first read, I thought he was going to take the goat and sell it, which didn’t seem very Gandhi-like. But after several re-reads, I see that the goat belongs to the migrants and good for them! I hadn’t heard of goat prices rising like this, but supply-and-demand spans religions and countries, doesn’t it?

    janet

  2. Dear Yarnspinner,

    I thought of Christmas in the States when turkeys and hams are at a premium to feed the god of gluttony. Just saying.

    Always a pleasure to read a different take from a different part of the world.

    Shalom/Salaam,

    Rochelle

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