Rapist on run gave up after being fed! Food + Kindness melt even Criminals! (Post No.3410)


Written by London swaminathan


Date: 2 December 2016


Time uploaded in London: 14-06


Post No.3410


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Rapist Admi Headley, 34, absconded from HMP Leyhill on November 13 

  • He later collapsed outside home of students Tom Phillips and Aidan Byrne 
  • The convict opened up to the two friends as they gave him a hot meal
  • Students later convinced him to turn himself in and took him to the station



Escaped rapist on the run from prison saw the error of his ways after he was taken in by students who gave him a chocolate muffin and a chicken kiev and listened to Jay Z with him.


A rapist who escaped from prison turned himself in after he was taken in by two university students.


Admi Headley, 34, collapsed outside the home of University of Bristol students Tom Phillips, 22, and Aidan Byrne, 21, on November 16, three days after he absconded from HMP Leyhill in Wootton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire (United Kingdom).


The students invited Headley into their flat and fed him soup, a chicken kiev and a chocolate muffin. They also put on rap music after Headley said he was a fan.


Over three hours, Headley opened up about his time in prison and the students were eventually able to convince him to hand himself into police.

They even accompanied Headley to the local station, where he hugged them before being taken into custody.


Mr Phillips, a physics and philosophy student, told student newspaper Epigram: ‘Any crime of that nature is horrific, however all we could see was the person in front of us.


‘The person that I saw was someone who I felt needed food and water, and that is what we gave him.’



The convict also told the friends he had not spoken to his ex-girlfriend or 12-year-old son in nine years.



He gave Headley his mobile phone and listened as he spoke to his son. Headley reportedly said: ‘Do you know who this is? It’s your father. I’m sorry that I haven’t been there for you, but when I come home I will do anything for you.’


A tearful Headley told the students how he had converted to Islam in prison and carried a set of prayer beads with him at all times.


They said that he also carried a contacts book with the name of every friend he had made in jail, and the address and phone number of the friend’s mum.


At one point Headley told the students that they could call the police but, keen to keep the situation calm and under control, they said they wouldn’t.


Instead they cooked for him, listened to music and chatted for hours.

Mr Phillips said: ‘I didn’t consider kicking him out but it was in the back of my mind that at some point he would have to leave.


‘I was desperately hoping that he would just go somehow, but he himself said, ‘I will be off in a minute’ – and he did eventually.’


He added: ‘He made the decision himself, although he asked us, ‘Do you think I should probably hand myself in?’ and we said yes.

‘I said, “The sooner you’re in, the sooner you’re out. The longer you leave it, the worse it will be”.


Avon and Somerset Constabulary confirmed that Headley attended a Bristol police station on the night of November 16 and handed himself in.

Mr Phillips added: ‘If he ever gets hold of this article, we want to thank him.

‘Now that I’ve reflected, I would like to thank him because he trusted us and he was honest with us and he gave in a very short time a huge amount to us.


‘He gave his life story. That is no small thing.’


My Comments:–


Hindus always do Annadhana (Serving food to all) in the temples and in the community on festive days. Some people used to criticise this good gesture as supporting lazy people. but the people who it believe that even if one good soul takes the food, that will help the entire town or community here in this story we see that even a rapist is moved after the kind food served by the students.


in Tamil these is a verse saying that when one is hungry one loses ten virtues. that also confirms when one is not hungry he can think logically.


moreover kindness always cure several problems. Tamil poet Tiruvalluvar says in his book Tirukkural


affection cannot be controlled by shutters;

uncontrollable tears will rolldown spontaneously

when one sees the sufferings and sorrows of the loved ones (Kural 71)





Love speaks even when the lips are closed (Post No. 2421)

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Compiled by london swaminathan

Date: 24 December 2015

Post No. 2421

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One Hundred Quotations on Love, Affection and Kindness—Part 2


First part with 50 quotations was published yesterday.


51).True love never grows old.


52).Love is a sweet torment


53).‘Sweet-heart’ and ‘Honey-bird’ keeps no house.


54).Love speaks even when the lips are closed.


55).The onset of love in damsels is indeed charming – Malavikaagnimitra

Ramaniiyah khalu navaanganaanaam madana visayaavataarah


56).Excellence inhabits the emotion of love, not objects – Kiraatarjuuniya

Vasanti hi premni gunaa na vastuni


57).Whom does not the cloud-kissed, dew-drenched breeze turn romantic?

Sasikaraambhodhara sanga siitalah samiiranah kam na karoti sotsukam – Rajatarangini



58).What can the relatives do about a couple courting passionately- – Kahavatratnakar

Striipumaamsau yadaa raktau kim karisyanti baandavaah


59).When love is greatest, words are fewest.


60).Whom we love best, to them we can say least.

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61).Likeness causes liking.


62).Looks breed love.


63).Love begets love.



64).Love needs no teaching.


65).Love is not found in the market.


66).Time, not the mind, puts an end to love.


67).All is fair in love and war.


68).Love is a game in which both players always cheat.


69).Lovers’ quarrels are soon mended


70).The quarrel of lovers is the renewal of love.



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71).About young love– Calf love, half love; old love, cold love.


72).Love of lads and fire of chats/wood-chips is soon in and soon out.


73).Lad’s love a busk of broom, hot awhile and soon done.


74).The new love drives out the old love.


75).Old love expels another.


76).Love without return is like a question without an answer.


77).There is more pleasure in loving than in being loved.


78).He that loves the tree, loves the branch.


79).Where there is no trust, there is no love.


80).Where love is, there is faith.


narayana seva, badravathi

Picture: Narayanaseva by Sathya Sai School students; picture posted by Rameshkumar on face book.


81).Love is never without jealousy.


82).Love does much, money does everything.


83).Love lasts as long as money endures.


84).When poverty comes in at the door, love flies out of the window.


85).Love and lordship like no fellowship (This proverb may be interpreted in two ways; that neither love nor lordship will tolerate a rival, or that love and lordship are not compatible. The first interpretation applies here.)


86).Charity covers a multitude of sins.


87).Kindness is the noblest weapon to conquer with.


88).An iron anvil should have a hammer of feathers (Gentle approach may be the best way to win over a stubborn person.)



89).The rough net is not the best catcher of birds.




90).To fright a bird is not the way to catch her.


91).Honey catches more flies than vinegar.


92).Where men are well used, they will frequent there.


93).Tender-handed stroke a nettle

And it stings you for your pains

Grasp it like a man of mettle

And it soft as silk remains – Aaron Hill (1685-1750).


94).Give a clown your finger, and he will take your hand


95).Give him an inch and he will take yard.


96).Sometimes clemency is cruelty, and cruelty clemency.
97).Kindness cannot be bought for gear


98).Kindness come of will.


99).Fair words break no bones


100).Fair words hurt not the mouth.


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Picture: God is seen in the smile of the poor.


101).A good word costs no more than a bad word.


102).There is a great force hidden in a sweet command.



103).Krsna, who visited Mathuraa was detained by Kubjaa (the hunch back) – Kahavatratnakar

Mathuraayaam gatah krsno ruddhah tatraiva kubjayaa


–the end —

One Hundred Quotations on Love, Affection and Kindness—Part 1 (Post No. 2418)

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Date: 23 December 2015

Post No. 2418

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1).Affection cannot be confined by shutters; uncontrollable tears will roll down spontaneously, when one sees the sufferings and sorrows of the loved ones – Tirukkural 71


2).Love locks no cupboards.


3).Love laughs at locksmiths.


4).Those without affection in their hearts will keep all they have for themselves; the tender-hearted will even give away their bones- Tirukkural 72


5).A penny weight of love worth a pound of law.


6).There can be life only when the body has soul in it; even so, life without affection is no life at all – Tirukkural 73


7).I searched for my god,

My god I could not see

I looked for my soul

My soul eluded me

I sought out my neighbour

And in him found all three



8).Affection endows one with ardour, and that leads to admirable friendship- Tirukkural 74


9).Love is blind.


10).The realisation of heavenly bliss follows a happy and affectionate householder’s life – Tirukkural 75

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11).All the world loves a lover.


12).The ignorant say that affection is appropriate only to righteousness; but it will also inspire heroism, to be rid of evil – Tirukkural 76


13).The life of those who have not traversed love’s way is frittered away – Khavatratnakar

Eesaam vrthaa janma gatam jagatyaam premno na panthaa avalokito yaih


14).Love is the quintessence of life; without it, a man is a frame of bones covered with skin – Tirukkural 80



15).If Jack in love, he is no judge of Jill’s beauty.


16).Love is without reason.


17).Love is lawless.


18).Affection blinds reason.



19).Even as the scorching sun dries up the boneless worm, righteousness will scorch life without affection – Tirukkural 77



20).One cannot love and be wise.


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21).Lovers are madmen.


22).The dead tree on the desert  will not put forth leaves; even so life without love cannot flourish – Tirukkural 78


23).If a man’s heart is devoid of love, of what avail are the externals? – Tirukkural 79


24).Love increases, more so when beauty and virtue are coupled – Valmiki Ramayana 1-77-27

Gunaad ruupagunaaccaapi priitirbhuyuyo abhivardhate


25).The fetters of love are delightful – Brhatkatha manjari

Premabandho hi ramyataa


26).In the eyes of the lover, pock marks are dimples.


27).No love is foul, nor prison fair.


28).Love carried over from earlier births binds soon- Katha sarit sagar

Aasu badhnaati hi prema praagjanmaantarasa sambhavah



29).Faults are thick where love is thin.


30).Labour is light where love doeth pay.

anbe aruyire

31).Love makes one fit for any work.


32).Love is free.



33).It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all- Lord Tennyson 1809-92


34).Unbearable is the shattering of fervent love – Katha sarit sagar

Prakrstasya bhangah premnah susduhsahah


35).Love conquers all.


36).Love rules his kingdom without a sword.


37).Love makes all men equal.



38).Love and business teach eloquence.


39).Love makes a wit of the fool.

aadu kutty

40).Those swelling with joy of love do not relish food

— Brhatkatha manjari

Premaati harsa sampuurnaa naabhinandanti bhojanam


41).Love makes all hearts gentle.


42).Love will find a way.


43).The love of proud damsels attains greater heights after love fights – Bharata manjari

Prema pranayakopaante maaniiniinaam hi vardhate


44).Love will go through stone walls.


45).Love cannot be compelled.


46).A man has choice to begin love, but not to end it.


47).Love and a cough cannot be hid.


48).Myriad are the ways of love – Sanskrit saying

Premno hi naanaagatih



49).Old love will not be forgotten.



50).Old love does not rust.

aadu krishna

to be continued……………………………..


KINDNESS: Seven Anecdotes and Quotations


Article No.2010

Written by London swaminathan


Date : 22  July 2015

Time uploaded in London : 19-27

“The soul of love must live within,

Or bodies are but bone and skin” (Tirukkural 80)

“What is righteousness sans kindness?”

“Ko Dharmah krpyaa vinaa”

“Righteousness springs from compassion”

Dayaamuulo mato dharmah –(Sanskrit Sayings)

1.Euthanasia practised by Mocking Bird!

XXX Archibald Rutledge tells this story: “When I was a boy in Carolina (USA), I was cured forever of caging wild things. Not content with hearing mocking birds (birds which mimics the sounds of other birds and insects) sing from the cedar, I determined to cage a young one, and thus a young musician all my own. On the second day in the cage, he saw his mother fly to him with food in her bill. This attention pleased me for surely the mother knew how to feed her child better than I did. The following morning my pathetic little captive was dead. When I recounted this experience to Arthur Wayne, the renowned ornithologist, he said ’A mother mocking- bird, finding her young in a cage, will sometimes take it poison berries she thinks it better for one she loves to die rather than to live in captivity,”.


2.Abraham Lincoln

U.S. President Abraham Lincoln once dropped a few kind words about the confederates (his opponents). A woman flashed forth a question of how he could speak kindly of his enemies when he should rather destroy them.

“What, Madam, do I not destroy them when I make them my friends?”


3.Brahms’ Kindness

Never was a famous composer kinder than Brahms to his young colleagues – where he found genuine talent. With might and main he urged Simrock to publish the works of Knorr, Roentgen, Fuchs and Novak. He rescued Dvorak from the direst poverty, made Simrock bring out the Slavonic Dances, and helped them to their wide success. Twice he begged Dvorac, with all his heart, to consider the Brahmsian fortune as his own. And when he learned that the Bohemian was a most incompetent proof reader, he himself actually assumed the hard work of correcting all his friend’s proofs.


4.Roadside Artist given recognition

The despised and rejected often found in this great-hearted man (Brahms) a ready ally. Widman tells how, one night under the arcades of Bologna (Italy), Brahms enthusiastically a deaf-and-dumb sidewalk artist who had drawn in the flags a portrait of Cavour (Italian statesman).” A plate stood nearby into which one could throw a coin which one might feel like offering to such art of the highways. But there was a new surprise when the coin, ringing on the hard stone, showed that the plate was not a real one but a well and truly drawn imitation. Brahms could not find words enough to praise this fine idea of the poor artist. And his offering showed how deeply he was moved by the learning that in this gifted race, even the street beggar knew how to cover his nakedness with a corner of the hem of Art’s sumptuous robe.”



5.Kindness taken for Granted!

A kindly passer- by assisted small boy in pushing a heavily loaded cart up a long, steep hill. Reaching the top, and at last getting his wind back, he said indignantly, “Only a scoundrel would expect a youngster to do a job like that! Your employer should have known it was too heavy for you.”

“He did”, replied the boy, “but he said, ‘Go on, you are sure to find some old fool who will help you up the hill.”


6.Kindness towards Trees

The sentiment of “Woodman, spare that tree”, is carried out on an extensive scale by the screen actor, Edward Everett Horton. He has a large ranch which he has converted into an “Old Tree Home.” Whenever he discovers a beautiful oak, maple, or elm condemned to be cut down to make way for highways or buildings, he purchases it and has it removed to his sanctuary for unwanted trees.

7.Tamils’ Kindness to Plants and Animals

This reminds of the famous Tamil philanthropist and chieftain Pari. He gave his chariot to a jasmine climber, seeing that it has no supporting tree nearby.

Another Tamil Chieftain Bekan gave his valuable shawl to a dancing peacock thinking that it was shivering in cold.

Sibi, a king of North West India, gave flesh from his body to an eagle just to save a dove it was chasing. This is reported in Sangam literature and Sanskrit literature.

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“God’s justice, as the solar blaze

Shrivels the worm, the loveless slays (Tirukkural 77)

The homes for love that find no room,

Like withered trees in deserts bloom – (78)

The heart the labouring limbs must move,

Or vain the outward life will prove (79)