Thursday, April 7, 2011

Worry not........

Once upon a time there was a fisherman sitting on the bank of a river. It was still dark and so was waiting for sunrise to start fishing. He put his legs in the water and was just sitting there. His foot felt some soft cloth like thing, he was not sure what it was and so picked up and in the dim light it appeared like a bag. He opened the bag and found some pebbles. As it was twilight he did not see what exactly they were. While he was waiting for the sunrise, he started throwing one pebble after the other into the river. He threw 24 pebbles, and was about to throw the 25th pebble. In that dim light he was able to see a spark emanating from the pebble. Lo and behold, it was a shining gem stone. He was astonished to see the gem stone in his hand. Soon he was depressed that he could not hold all the 25 of them for himself and never enjoyed the one in hand. We with all our ignorance thrive for what we don't have but never be happy with what we already have. Human form is a unique creation of GOD that has judgment power to differentiate good from bad, right from wrong and happiness from sorrow. After hearing this story, I felt that we are so lucky to be born as human that we can enjoy all the luxuries on this earth. Surprising though, we always feel for what we miss or we do not have enough in our lives. As a well known saying in Ramayana, a Hindu epic states, " A small light of happiness can remove entire darkness of sorrow."

“For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Thank you for reading my post.