Everyone is paid back in the same coin.
December 26, 2011 11:16am CST
Yesterday a funny incidence occurred in one of the ground floor flats in our building. The flat is owned by a comparatively young couple with their single 4 years old son. The landlady has always been busy in teaching her kid the lesson of good manners. Recently her mother-in-law has come to live with them for a couple of days and the age old Indian tradition of daughter-in-law and mother-in-law problem to hold the number one position in the family has started where the husband of the landlady who happens to be the son of her mother-in-law is a silent spectator. He is being sandwiched between the two. I think the same repeat will be seen when she would be the mother-in-law in future. We all should keep it in mind that everyone is paid back in the same coin. Am I right?
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• United States
28 Dec 11
I assume that you're referring to karma. If you are, then you are right. What goes around, comes around. It always does. I do not think that a mother in law should take over the house hold of the other woman. After all, her daughter in law and son are the owners and the parents of the child. The mother in law should know her place.
26 Dec 11
Yes, you are perfectly right! But this is not only an Indian tradition! The animosity between mother-in-law and daughter-in-law is an old Bulgarian custom too. It it the same with the son-in-law. In our folklore we have special jokes about the man who lives in the house of his parents-in-law. But everybody knows that we are paid back with the same coin.
• Boise, Idaho
26 Dec 11
I think so. Sort of a Karma thing here. Live and let live would be nice. Maybe respecting the house of the daughter-in-law. The Indian philosphy is interesting but sort of sad. I think life is just too short. Respect for everyone.