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The owner of a farm asked his child to work everyday at the farm. His friend said to him - "You do not have to make your son work so hard. The crops would grow just as good."
The owner of the farm replied - "I am not cultivating my crops, I am cultivating my child."

1. A simple way to groom a child is to let him experience some hardships.
2. If not cut, jade would not turn into useful ware.

A small boy worked as an apprentice in a bicycle shop. A man sent a bicycle for repair. After repairing the bicycle, this boy cleaned up the bicycle and it looked like a new one. Other apprentices laughed at him for doing redundant work. The second day after the owner had claimed the bicycle back, this boy was picked up and offered a job in his factory.

1. Go an extra mile to be successful.
2. Doing more gains more and Doing less loses more.

A man asked a sculptor - "How do you make such beautiful idols from stone?"
He replied - "Idols and images are already hidden there, I just remove unwanted stones..

Your happiness is hidden within you, just remove your worries..

A shopkeeper kept his shop always brightly lit up.
Someone asked - "What brand of bulb are you using It is so lasting."
The shop owner replied - "Our bulbs blew out frequently. We replaced them once a bulb blew out."

1. It is simple to maintain brightness, change the bulbs regularly.
2. To brightening up everyday life endeavor to abandon unwholesome states of mind and make an effort to encourage wholesome states to grow.

A man was going to attend an interview for a job. Along the corridor, he saw a piece of paper lying on the floor. He picked up that piece of paper and threw it in a dustbin kept nearby and went on for his interview. The interviewer was passing by and saw him picking up the paper and throwing it in the dustbin.
This man got the job.

Live with good habits and you will never know who will recognize you and how he will reward you.



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