Monday, 22 October 2007

Monday morning Inspiration # 7

As he was about to sip his tea, the discipled noticed a fly in his cup. The master saw the grimace in the disciple's face and leaned forward with concern. What's the matter?

"Oh nothing" the disciple said.. "Its, nothing jus' a fly in my tea" the disciple added with a little smile , afterall he didn't want his master to think that a little fly can disturb him..

"Oh oh fly in the tea" the master said in a low tone. "Its no problem " the disciple reassured with a smile.

But the master with concern written all over his face, continued to focus on the cup. He rose from his chair, leaned and dipped his finger into the tea taking the fly out with great care and left the room.

A while later the master returned smiling saying "He's going to be alright" and he explained how he placed the fly on the leaf of a bush so that its wings can dry. "He's still alive and will take flight soon" the master added confidently.

Then the master turned towards the disciple and added, its not a question of the tea, but the life of a fly. You can always get another cup of tea but the fly wouldn't have got another life.

"Use things and love life, don't love things and abuse life"

P.S: A story I came across in Frozen thoughts and summarised it for my blog :)

Have a great week!

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Anonymous said...

lovely reading this inspirational story to begin the week it. I liked your last post on Saraswathi Puja too very much with some wonderful shots. In our place this festival is celebarted during magh-panchami especially in february.

Karthick said...

Nice article and good theme...

Your other article on saraswathi pooja is also great.

Just read this article, that is about elephants..

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

Thanks Kalyan,I'm glad you liked it..

Thanks Karthick..Will surely drop by to read your article, kinda busy offlate with college work..Will drop in soon..

akanksha said...

Nice post dear...Each and every thing in the world ahs two different faces, and the way we look at it always makes a difference!

Compassion Unlimitted said...

Importance of life depicted from a different perspective.lovely.keep it up

whAt A LiFe said...

nice article dear. keep it up.

tulipspeaks said...

hmm... a different perspective.


Aarthi said...

hey a lovely story...

Abhishek Khanna said...

aaila.. mast post hai

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@ Akanksha

So true dear,everything depends on the wau we look at it :)

Thanks Sir..

Thanks Shanthini akka :)

@Ammu .. Hope you lide it ;)

@Aarthi ..Thanks gal :)

@Abhishek Khanna : Thanks.Glad you liked it :)

choconet said...

You've been tagged on my blog.

Drama Div@ said...

Sometimes we think only of ourselves and forget about others...

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

Thanks choconet, will take up the tag soon:)

@Drama diva

Absolutely diva , there are a number of times when even I have behaved that way and only later did I realise my mistake ..

Sudhakar said...

Nice one.We have to think win /win.

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

Thanks Sudhakar :)