Period 49 – Speech

Period 49 – Speech
Good Tongue and Bad Tongue

Once there was a king who wanted to know what would make every one of his subjects wise and happy. So, he organised an exhibition and invited all the wise men of his kingdom to keep there in the articles which could bring happiness into everyone’s life. The king himself came to see the exhibition. There he saw rows and rows of good things like flowers, fruits, beautiful plants, sweets, clothes, books, musical instruments, gold ornaments, things of art and so on. But none of these things appeared to him to be thing which would make everyone happy. At last, he came to a coloured model of clay. It was the mouth of man showing the tongue while talking to a poor, lean and hungry old man on the road. At the bottom of the model were written two words “Good Tongue”.

The sculptor of the model was sent for as the king wanted to know more about it. “My Lord,” said the sculptor, “All other things in this exhibition make man happy only for some time. But a good tongue, by speaking a few words of sympathy and love, makes others happy for years and years. It gives hope and cheer to the suffering, strength and confidence to the weak, sympathy and love to the orphaned. Only a good tongue can make all men happy all time.”

The king, who was immensely pleased to hear these words, gave the sculptor a good casket full of gold coins as a prize.

After some days, the king was very keen to know what could make every man unhappy. So, he organised another exhibition asking the wise men of his land to keep articles which could fill everyone’s life with misery. This time the exhibition hall was filled with objects like sticks and whips, knives and swords, thorny plants and bitter fruits, liquor and poison, barking dogs and cawing crows. But in none of them did the king see a satisfactory answer to his question. At last, he came to a clay model just like the one he had seen in the earlier exhibition. But this time it showed big, red eyes and blackish tongue abusing a poor, lean, hungry old man. At the bottom were written two words: “Bad Tongue”. The sculptor was sent for. He came and explained to the king, “My Lord, a bad tongue can kill others’ happiness and joy, destroy their hope and courage and push them into a pool of misery. It can cause to others, hearts wounds which may not heal for years and years. A bad tongue is the worst enemy of man.”

The king gave the sculptor a good casket full of gems and diamonds. “Indeed your clay models teach us a lesson more precious than these gold caskets, gems and diamonds all put together”, said the king to him. “A good tongue is the best friend of every man and the simplest way to the happiness of all.”


Bhala kisi ka kar na sako
To bura kisi ka mat karna
Pushp nahi ban sakte to
Tum kaante ban kar mat rahna – 3
Ban na sako bhagwan agar tum
Kam se kam insan bano
Nahi kabhi shaitan bano
Nahi kabhi haivan bano – 2
Sadachar apna sako to
Papo meinin pag mat dharna
Pushp nahi ban sakte to tum
Kante ban kar mat rahna
Satya vachan na bol sako to
Jhooth kabhi bhi mat bolo
Maun raho to hi aachha
Kam se kam vish to mat gholo – 2
Bolo yadi pahle tum tolo
Phir muh ko khola karna
Pushp nahi ban sakte to tum
Kante ban kar mat rahna
Ghar na kisi ka basa sako to
Jhopadiya na jala dena
Maraham patti kar na sako to
Khare namak na laga dena – 2
Deepak ban kar jal na sako to
Andhiyara bhi mat karna
Pushp nahi ban sakte to tum
Kante ban kar mat rahna
Amrit pila sako na kisi ko to
Jahar pilate bhi darna
Dheeraj bandha nahi sakte to
Ghaav kisi ke mat karna – 2
Ram nam ki mala lekar
Subah shaam bhajan karna
Pushp nahi ban sakte to tum
Kante ban kar mat rahna
Bhala kisi ka kar na sako to
Bura kisi ka mat karna
Pushp nahi ban sakte to tum
Kante ban kar mat rahna