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What we see when watching others… October 27, 2008

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A young couple moves into a new neighborhood. The next morning, while they are eating breakfast, the young woman sees her neighbor hang the wash outside.

That laundry is not very clean, she said, she doesn’t know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs better laundry soap. Her husband looked on, but remained silent. Every time her neighbor would hang her wash to dry, the young woman would make the same comments.

About one month later, the woman was surprised to see a nice clean wash on the line and said to her husband: “Look! She has learned how to wash correctly. I wonder who taught her this.”

The husband said: “I got up early this morning and cleaned our windows!”

And so it is with life: “What we see when watching others depends on the purity of the window through which we look. Before we give any criticism, it might be a good idea to check our state of mind and ask
ourselves if we are ready to see the good rather than to be looking for something in the person we are about to judge. “

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Story – A Loving Son & His Hasty Mother… July 10, 2008

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Vidha was a poor woman. She prepared and sold snakes. Alex was her only son. He loves his mother very deeply. Whenever Vidha was sick, Alex avoided school and nursed his mother. His love for his mother was so great that he could not live without her even for a day.

One day vidha gave alex ten bucks to buy a text book. Alex went to school as usual but did not return home in the evening. vidha was very much worried. When she was about to go in search of him, a close friend of alex came and her that alex did not attend the shcool. On hearing this vidha was surprised and upset. She went in search of alex but could not find him anywhere.

Alex returned home late in the night very much tired with a parcel in his hands. Vidha, who was already worrid, became very angry and impatient. Alex wanted to explain something to his mother. But vidha did not allow him to speak. She took a cane and beat alex severely. He was helpless. He fell on the ground, wept and wept till he was asleep.

Vidha could not sleep. She felt very sad for beating alex without mercy. She was hurt when she remembered that alex slept without taking food.

Next morning when vidha was doing worship, alex approached her quietly and said in a feeble voice : “mother, pardon me for not attending school. I know you are sick and youhave no money for treatment. You have spent all your saving on my education”.

Vidha listened with kindness and attention. Alex continued, ” My friend gave me an old text book. With the ten bucks you gave me, I bought balloons and sold them throughout the day in the beach. I earned twenty bucks and I bought medicines, bread and fruits for you. Kindly forgive me”. Vidha was shocked and surprised. With tears rolling down her cheeks, she embraced alex and said, “My dear alex, I behaved very rudely. I never understood your love for me. Through you are my son, you have to pardon me for my harsh and hasty behaviour.” Alex too was in tears. He was happy that his mother understood him and blessed him.

MORAL : Be patient to know the truth.

 

Story – King And The Prisoner…

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There was once a king who was wise and kind, He used to visit various parts of his country. Sometimes he changed his dress and moved like an ordinary citizen meeting people of different professions to find out their views.

One day he tool time to visit the prison where a number of convicts where a number of convicts were imprisoned. He reached a cell where four convicts were imprisoned. In a casual way he questioned one by one as to the reason for their conviction and punishment. The first three prisoners pleaded innocence and complained that the soldiers had unlawfully caught them even though they had not committed any crime. None of them expressed regret for their crimes.

The kind smiled at the false explanations of the three convicts and then turned to the fourth one. He questioned him about his crime and the reason for his conviction. The prisoner with folded hands and eyes filled with tears replied “Oh, I do not want to plead innocence . In my fit of anger, I had beaten my sick wife with iron-rod. her sickness became serious resulting in her untimely death. though I repented later, I do not deserve any sympathy for the serious crime I have committed”. Uttering these words he covered his tearful face with his palms and turned back.

The king was thoughtful about the answers given by the first three and the last one. After a little while he called the minister and said: “These three pleaded innocence, whereas the fourth one confessed his crime. It is not safe for these three innocent people to say in the company of a criminal. Therefor release the criminal and make him free so that these three innocent persons will be safe in prison”. The minister smiled and nodded his head appreciating the wise action of the king in releasing an honest prisoner.

MORAL – Repentance washes away the guilt.