Friday, 28 March 2008

a sin of all

"...there is only one sin, only one. And that is theft. Every other sin is a variation of theft..."

"When you kill a man you steal a life,"Baba said. "You steal his wife's right to a husband, rob his children of a father. When you lie, you steal someone's right to the truth. When you cheat, you steal the right to fairness. Do you see?"

"there is no act more wretched than stealing, Amir," Baba said. "A man who takes whats not his to take, be it life or a loaf of naan i spit on such a man..."

Dialogue b/w Amir jan and baba from The Kite Runner.

i found these dialogues quite interesting. and this book was a great reading too.
stealing is in a way sin of all sins. we consider shirk to be the biggest though. starting from square one, defining what sin actually is becomes more important. i would like the readers to pour in their comments about this.

2 comments:

rohma said...

u kno this is one of ma all time favorite dialouge n its so true.

sin is doin what we hav been forbidden from doin.
he has given us a new perspective over here,that is k theft is not only stealling a material possession from someone, it is also a synonym of all kinds of sins including shirk for when u commit shirk... consider somebody equal or greater than God then u r stealing his right to be called the ALMIGHTY N GREATEST OF ALL.

rohma said...

keeping that in mind, shirk still is the greatest sin or "theft" of all.

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