|Story No 20|
20-Theory vs Practice
This is a very very short story, but it is very educative. Once the great writer Mark Twain was having a discussion with a ruthless and aggressive businessman. The businessman said to Mark - "I have a desire to go to Holy Land and climb to the top of Mt Sinai to read the Ten Commandments aloud at the top, before I die."
Mark quickly replied - "I have a better idea. Rather than going to Mt Sinai where Moses was given the Ten Commandments, why don't you just stay home here in Boston, and practice the Ten Commandments in your life."
[This humorous comment is very meaningful. Most of us run after reading this and that, but do not practice them. It will be better for all of us if instead of wasting time in too much reading, we should read a little and practice it a lot in our lives.]
Created by Sushma Gupta on January 15, 2002
Modified on 05/04/13