Work

A wealthy nobleman was once touring his estate and came upon a peasant pitching hay. The nobleman was fascinated by the sight: flowing motions of the peasant's arms and shoulders and the graceful sweep of the pitchfork through the air. He so greatly enjoyed the spectacle that he struck a deal with the peasant: he would give...

Parable of The Pencil

The Pencil Maker took the pencil aside, just before putting him into the box. "There are 5 things you need to know," he told the pencil, "Before I send you out into the world. Always remember them and never forget and you will become the best pencil you can be." One : "You will be able to do many great things,...

Weakness or Strength

Sometimes your biggest weakness can become your biggest strength.  Take, for example, the story of one 10-year-old boy who decided to study Judo despite the fact that he had lost his left arm in a devastating car accident.  The boy began lessons with an old Japanese Judo Master Sensei. 

Mountain Story

A son and his father were walking on the mountains. Suddenly, his son falls, hurts himself and screams. To his surprise, he hears the voice repeating, somewhere in the mountain. Curious, he yells: ‘‘Who are you?" He receives the answer: “Who are you?" And then he screams to the mountain: “I admire you!" The voice answers: “I admire you!" Angered at the response, he screams: “Coward!" He...

The Neighbor

Sayyed Jawad Ameli, a great Mujtahid, was having his dinner when someone knocked at his door.  A servant from his master, Ayatullah Savyed Mehdi Bahrul Uloom, appeared and said, "Your master has sent for you to come immediately. He has just sat down for his dinner but refuses to eat until he sees you." 

Learn From Mistakes

Thomas Edison tried two thousand different materials in search of a filament for the light bulb. When none worked satisfactorily, his assistant complained, “All our work is in vain. We have learned nothing." Edison replied very confidently, “Oh, we have come a long way and we have learned a lot. We now know that there are two thousand elements which...

Generosity

Mahatma Gandhi went from city to city, village to village collecting funds for the Charkha Sangh. During one of his tours he addressed a meeting in Orissa. After his speech a poor old woman got up. She was bent with age, her hair was grey and her clothes were in tatters. The volunteers tried to stop her, but she...

A White Has No Superiority Over A Black

Hie following scene took place on a BA flight between Johannesburg and London. A white woman, about 50 years old, was seated next to a black man. Obviously disturbed by this, she called the air Hostess. Madam, what is the matter? the hostess asked you obviously do not see it then? She responded. You placed me next to a black man....

JUST P U S H!

A man was sleeping at night in his cabin when suddenly his room filled with light and the Lord told the man he had work for him to do and showed him a large rock in front of his cabin. The Lord explained that the man was to push against the rock with all his might. So, this the man...

Cats and Roosters

Once upon a time in Africa, roosters ruled cats. The cats worked hard all day and at night they had to bring all they had gathered for the roosters. The king of the roosters would take all the food for himself and for the other roosters. The roosters loved to eat ants. Thus, every cat had a purse hung round...

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