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The Forgotten Monkey
The Forgotten Monkey

The Forgotten Monkey

Yes, you read it right? You see, Mahatma Gandhi made the three wise monkeys popular in India. 

“see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil”

A precious gift and principle for any secular and progressive society to build its culture on. It could have originated in any religion, country or culture, but in my opinion, it is an important life principle based on one of the immutable laws of Universe – Law of Cause and Effect. 

Observe events in nature through the lens of cause and effect, and you will notice that this phenomenon is always working, whether we acknowledge it or not. It is a spinning cycle of cause and effect and we are all bound by it irrespective of our race, religion or any other divisions that we humans have and will create in our minds. 

Check out these quotes that have been floating around among us that speak of the same law.

“Every action has a reaction.”
“Action and reaction are equal and opposite.”
“Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap”.
“You get back what you put out.”

When you focus on negative in yourself, others and circumstances, actively listen to bad or speak negatively – YOU become the cause and will invariably set forth a chain of events. All that you set out will then come back to you like a boomerang in some form or another, one way or another, now or later.

In my life, I have seen this principle work without fail to bring both, the good and the undesired. Needless to say, I appreciate Mahatma Gandhi’s effort in making these three wise monkeys popular. However, I have always thought that the most important wise monkey is usually forgotten.

So, Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you the forgotten monkey -“Think no evil”.

All actions are preceded with thoughts. Your conscious and habitual thoughts dictate your actions – what you see, you hear and what you speak are all effects of your thinking.

This monkey picture taken in Umred inspired these thoughts and I am loving this opportunity to publish these for all. Every person is gifted and has the power to control their thoughts, so choose your thoughts wisely. Let us remember this wise monkey and try to fill our minds with good thoughts to set in motion events that will have good effects for everyone.



  1. H.

    This may be one of my favorite ones yet!

    I love the concept of the forgotten (and wisest) Monkey!

    Thank for you putting forth the idea. I think I’ll always remember this Monkey the most! 🙂

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