Building Your House

An elderly carpenter was ready to retire. He told his employer-contractor of his plans to leave the house-building business to live a more leisurely life with his wife and enjoy his extended family. He would miss the paycheck each week. But he wanted to retire. They could get by. The contractor was sorry to see his good worker go &...

Think before you judge – moral story

A doctor entered the hospital in hurry after being called in for an urgent surgery. He answered the call asap, changed his clothes and went directly to the surgery block. He found the boy’s father going and coming in the hall waiting for the doctor. Once seeing him, the dad yelled: “Why did you take all this time to come? Don’t...

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....

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...

Love and Time

Once upon a time, there was an island where all the feelings lived - Happiness, Sadness, Knowledge, and all of the others including Love. One day it was announced to the feelings that the island would sink so all constructed boats and left. Except for Love. Love was the only one who stayed. Love wanted to hold out until the...

Hope and Greed

Caliph Haroon Rashid desired that any one who had seen the Holy Prophet in his lifetime be brought before him. After some time a very old woman was brought before the Caliph. The Caliph asked the old woman, “Did you see the Prophet yourself?" She said, “Yes! Sir." The Caliph then asked her if she remembered any narration from him. She said yes...

One Bedroom Flat

AS thee dream of most parents I had acquired a MBBS degree and passed PLAB to enter UK – the land of braves and opportunity. When I arrived in the UK, it was as if a dream had come true. Here at last I was in the place where I wanted to be. I decided I would be staying...

May I never get too busy in my own affairs?

It was a bitter, cold evening. The old man's beard was glazed by winter's frost while he waited for a ride across the river. The wait seemed endless. His body became numb and stiff from the frigid north wind. He heard the faint, steady rhythm of approaching hooves galloping along the frozen path. Anxiously, he watched as several horsemen rounded...

Be Patient

A man came out of his home to admire his new truck. To his puzzlement, his three-year-old son was happily hammering dents into the shiny paint of the truck. The man ran to his son, knocked him away and hammered the little boy’s hands into pulp as punishment. When the father calmed down, he rushed his son to the hospital. Although...

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...

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