RAJESH LEARNS ABOUT
RAJESH: This is a terrible, horrible, very
bad day. Everything is terrible.
NUTAN: What is bothering you?
RAJESH: That's none of your business, you
nosy Miss Know-It-All. What has gotten into you so that you are
NUTAN: Well, I just thought I'd ask.
RAJESH: You girls are a bunch of dummies.
All you want to do is bother the boys and ask questions.
NUTAN: Rajesh, You are being very rude.
RAJESH: Where did you come from? Outer
space? You look like a fruit cake and a weirdo.
NUTAN: You know the old saying, "Sticks
and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me."
RAJESH: Well, that's because you have a
fat head. A fat, thick head like a donkey.
NUTAN: What an awful thing to say.
RAJESH: Can't you tell, you have made me
mad. Just leave me alone. You creep!
NUTAN: I can certainly see that you are
mad. What are you so mad about? Maybe I can be of help.
RAJESH: I am mad at Ram. He makes me so
NUTAN: Did he hurt you?
RAJESH: He really hurt my feelings. He has
a lot of nerve doing this to me.
NUTAN: What on earth happened?
RAJESH: Ram called me a lousy name. Ram
called me a yellow chicken.
NUTAN: Is that what hurt your feelings?
RAJESH: It sure did. Wouldn't that hurt
NUTAN: Well one day, one of my friends
called me a fruit cake, a weirdo, and a creep all in the same day.
He also said I was as dumb as a donkey.
RAJESH: All in the same day? You must be
NUTAN: I don't kid about something like
that. It happened all in one day.
RAJESH: I think I would have punched him
out. Did you?
NUTAN: No, I didn't do that.
RAJESH: I would have kicked his teeth out
and pulled his hair, too. Did you?
NUTAN: No, I didn't do that either.
RAJESH: Well, it looks like he deserved
something awful. Who is he? I will tell him a thing or two. I will
take real good care of him for you.
NUTAN: Rajesh, you know this boy.
RAJESH: Who is it? I will knock out his
lights. Tell me who?
NUTAN: It was you, Rajesh. Just a few
minutes ago, you called me all of those names.
RAJESH: Why didn't you get mad like I did?
I am really sorry.
NUTAN: I learned a long time ago in our
Jain study class not to worry about such things. I didn't think they
were true. So, I didn't get mad. Plus, by getting mad we get bad
karmas and that will bring us more suffering.
RAJESH: So, you won't even try to get even
NUTAN: No, Rajesh. Name calling and things
like that are not good for our souls.
RAJESH: Oh, I see. Jains do not call
people nerds, creeps, or pig face.
NUTAN: We learned in Jain school not to
call anyone stupid or a fool.
RAJESH: Jains can't be Jain if they do not
follow the Jain principles shown by Lord Mahavir. So, I am just an
NUTAN: Now look at what you have done. You
have called yourself a name now.
RAJESH: I guess I am hopeless.
NUTAN: The next time when someone calls
you a name, don't get mad about it. That way you will not get hurt.
RAJESH: Well, I will try that, Nutan.
NUTAN: You will definitely have to watch
your own tongue. Don't get mad at others. Donít call them bad names.
RAJESH: You are absolutely right! I will
try to do better. You have helped me so much that I just have to
call you one more name.
NUTAN: Rajesh, No! No! No!
RAJESH: Yes, I have to.
NUTAN: What do you want to call me now?
Liver lips or fat face?
(Rajesh shakes his head no).
RAJESH: No, I just want to call you Nutan
NUTAN: I like that better than all the
other names you called me earlier. Thanks a lot Rajesh.
RAJESH: No problem, you are simply Miss
Nice and Wonderful. This is fun. Rajesh is my name. Calling people
nice names is the game from now on. Isn't that right, Nutan the
NUTAN: Yes, Sweety Dumpling.
RAJESH: OOPS, this is backfiring. Miss
NUTAN: I knew that would quieten you down.