Friday, May 31, 2013

The Tailor's Needle". ( moral story )!!!

 "The Tailor's Needle"

A tailor was at work. He took a piece of cloth and with a pair of 
shining, costly, scissors, he cut the cloth into various bits. Then 
he put the pair of scissors at his feet. Then he took a small 
needle and thread and started to sew the bits of cloth, into a 
fine shirt. When the spell of sewing was over, he stuck the 
needle on to his turban. 
The tailor's son who was watching it asked him: "Father, the 
scissors are costly and look so beautiful. But you throw them 
down at your feet. This needle is worth almost nothing; you can 
get a dozen for an anna. Yet, you place it carefully on your head 
itself. Is there any reason for this illogical behaviour?" 
"Yes, my son. The scissors have their function, no doubt; but 
they only cut the cloth into bits. The needle, on the contrary, 
unites the bits and enhances the value of the cloth. Therefore, 
the needle to me is more precious and valuable. The value of a 
thing depends on its utility, son, not on its cost-price or 
appearance". Similarly, there are two classes of people in the 
world-those who create dissensions and disharmony, who 
separate man from man; and those who bring about peace and 
harmony, who unite people. 

The former are generally the rich people, powerful politicians 
and kings; the latter are generally the poor devotees of God, 
the penniless wandering monks, and mendicants. The Lord 
makes use of both to carry on his function of providing the field 
for the evolution of individual souls. He throws down on the dust 
the mighty kings and millionaires who create wars and 
disharmony; and He keeps the poor, pious devotee over His own 
head.  In His eyes the scale of values is entirely different! 
 

"The Future Belongs To Those Who Believe In the Beauty 
of Their Dreams"

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