A 12-year-old girl from Surat, Khushi Shah has decided to sacrifice the worldly pleasures and embrace the life of a monk here.
The girl said on Tuesday that the pleasures of the world are not permanent as this world is temporary. The only way to peace and salvation is to lead a simple life.
The girl is the only one from her family to become a monk. She said in a statement to a news agency “When I was a child, there were four people from my family who had chosen this path to attain peace”. She also said that according to Simandhar Swami Ji, one should sacrifice the worldly pleasures at the age of 8. “Now that I am 12 years old, I want to take (Diksha initiation ceremony) at the earliest.
Khushi’s father Vinit Shah who is a government employee by profession said “At this tender age, she has hot the insight and it is not something very common among children. It is a matter of pride for us. She can spread light in the lives of millions once she becomes a saint.”
The girl has scored 97% marks in class VI had left the school in November last year to lead a simple life. His father also told that “She has already traveled thousands of kilometers on feet and has seen the life after Diksha very closely.”
The girl’s mother, however, said that “Though I want her to become a doctor we both agreed to her because we want all her wishes to be fulfilled. I am so proud of her decision.”
The Diksha ceremony to become a Jain monk will be held on Wednesday.