Shishu Sansaar | Thoughts
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There once was a wise sage who wandered the countryside. One day, as he passed near a village, he was approached by a woman who told him of a sick child nearby. She beseeched him to help this child.
So the sage came to the village, and a crowd gathered around him, for such
a man was a rare sight. One woman brought the sick child to him, and he said
a prayer over her.
"Sadly, my friend, you know little of such things,” replied the sage. The man became very angry at these words and his face grew hot and red. He was about to say something, or perhaps strike out, when the sage walked over to him and said: "If one word has such power as to make you so angry and hot, can't other have the power to heal?"
And thus, the sage’s words and prayers started the healing of two people that day.
This Too is for Good
An old story is told of a King in Africa who had a close friend with whom he grew up. The friend had a habit of looking at every situation that ever occurred in his life (positive or negative) and remarking, "This Too is for Good!"
One day the King and his friend were out on a hunting expedition. The friend would load and prepare the guns for the King. The friend had apparently done something wrong in preparing one of the guns, for after taking the gun from his friend, the King fired it and his thumb was blown off. Examining the situation the friend remarked as usual, "This Too is for Good!" To which the King replied, "No, this is NOT good!" and proceeded to send his friend to jail.
About a year later, the King was hunting in an area that he should have known to stay clear of. Cannibals captured him and took him to their village. They tied his hands, stacked some wood, set up a stake and bound him to the stake.
As they came near to set fire to the wood, they noticed that the King was missing a thumb. Being superstitious, they never ate anyone that was less than whole. So untying the King, they sent him on his way. As he returned home, he was reminded of the event that had taken his thumb and felt remorse for his treatment of his friend. He went immediately to the jail to speak with his friend. "You were right," he said, "it was good that my thumb was blown off." And he proceeded to tell the friend all that had just happened. "And, so I am very sorry for sending you to jail for so long. It was bad for me to do this."
"No," his friend replied, "This Too is for Good!"
Don't Be Angry, Love
Once a man was polishing his new car, that his 4 yr old son picked up a stone and scratched lines on the side of the car. In anger, the man took the child's hand and hit it many times; not realizing that he was hitting it using a wrench. The child was taken to hospital.
At the hospital, the child lost all his fingers due to multiple fractures. When the child saw his father with painful eyes he asked, "Dad when will my fingers grow back?" The man was so hurt and speechless that he went back to his car and kicked it a lot of times. Devastated by his own actions..... .sitting in front of that car he looked at the scratches; the child had written "I LOVE YOU". The next day that man committed suicide.
Anger and Love see no limits; choose the latter to have a beautiful, lovely life..... Things are to be used and people are to be loved, But the problem in today's world is that, people are used and things are loved... Let's be careful to keep this thought in mind: Things are to be used, but People are to be loved. :-)
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Created by Sushma Gupta on May 27, 2001
Modified on 06/06/13