Wednesday, December 9, 2015

HOW WE MAKE OUR DAY... IS MORE IMPORTANT HERE!

Once a medium sized gravel stone was lying by the side of a walk path.. A dry colorful leaf severed from the tree above had just gracefully landed by the side of the stone..

“Hello!” 
wished the tiny leaf with a beautiful smile..

“Hi!” 
said the stone with a stern face..

“Why are you so stern faced? Why don't you relax for a while and smile once?” 
the leaf asked..

“If you want, you do that.. I’ll not respond so timidly.. I am all by myself!” 
said the stone looking much stiffer.. 

The tiny leaf just kept quite for a while observing the Nature around.. Soon, a gentle breeze started blowing and the leaf was ready to move..

“Now you go, you helpless One! Even such a small wind shakes you up in no time.. I don’t understand the very purpose of your living.. Every moment is shaky for you.. You are ever a slave.. I have firmed my roots here deep into the earth.. Do you know since how many years I am here? Your wind however strong can never shake me even a little bit.. Go dear, go.. I don't know what for you are living on this earth…. I pity you!” 
said the stone with a great pride.. 

The tiny leaf simply kept quite and moved on with the breeze gently being rocked in its cradle.. The Little Boy playing around suddenly noticed the colorful leaf dancing above and mesmerized by its graceful movement instantly was pointing out the same and saying something aloud thus totally being in a state of joy..


It so happened subsequently that the child of one of the passers-by by bad luck was hit by the stone and the boy started crying aloud.. Instantly, the father became angry and hit away the stone much harder with his tough right shoe totally shaking it off from its roots..

Utterly confused, lingering in pain and cursing the man, the stone settled at the new spot under a tree.. To its surprise, it quickly found the dry leaf too lying there coolly taking rest..

To a question mark on the face of the stone, the dry leaf smiled and said, 


“My dear! We both were next to each other sometime back and we are again side by side towards the end of the day.. But, all along, I was knowing my limits, respected the mighty by my side and was ready to accept what came through in the process as that was all given to me by God and thus simply lived my life with ease and a smile.. In the process I could amuse and enchant the Little Boy on the way and that was truly a feather in my cap in respect of my achievements in this life.. 

Here alone you erred, expanded beyond without seeing the really stronger by your side and thus carried with you a false pride and a feeling of permanency.. In the process you were even ready to cause injury to others and damage their life..

The end result is.. 

At the end of the day, I could sincerely accept what came to me with a smile where as you sure failed there frowning and cursing all the time but reaching the same place finally.."

The leaf concluded, 


“Dear! In life too, each man is given certain strength with his limits well defined.. One who becomes aware of that and makes use of it for betterment of the world and thus starts respecting in the true sense is forever a happy man in his life but that one who without caring for the same tries to expand and assert himself beyond invariably faces resistance from the surroundings and suffers eternally.. Ultimately, it is we alone that make our life or mar our life; none else can or will do it for us!”

20 comments:

  1. A post with profound learning.Thank you so much for sharing!

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  2. The whole teaching of Taoism is about going with wind. In fact, Lao Tzu got enlightened by seeing a leaf moving with wind. The whole emphasis of Taoism is on spontaneity.

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    1. It's nice to know this.. Thanks for the informative Comment!

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  3. Going with the wind...sailing through the life. Such profound thoughts and you have explained them in the simplest manner... hats off! :-)

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    1. Oh, thank you Maiparna.. Happy to have such an appreciative Comment on these Pages!

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  4. Very nice and interesting post here.

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  5. What a beautiful analogy and story about life. It' so true and effortlessly done.

    www.vishalbheeroo.wordpress.com

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    1. Thanks Vishal for such an appreciative comment!

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  6. Wisdom simplified once more by you ! Accepting life the way it comes with gratitude while making the most of it is certainly the best approach .A wise and content leaf indeed :)

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    1. So well condensed the meaning conveyed Kokila! Your Comments forever are a speciality themselves.. Thanks a lot!

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  7. As usual... a lot of learning from your wisdom Sreedhar sir...
    loved reading this one :-)

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    1. Thanks Archana.. A very appreciative and praise worthy comment here.. Love the same!

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  8. Sir, inspired by this wonderful post of yours, I have written as poem - Solitary Leaf https://prepforum.wordpress.com/2015/12/10/solitary-leaf-tanka/

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    1. Sorry for delay in reply Somali due to some personal health problems.. I read it.. I can say the number one poem of its own class.. My family too appreciated that.. Double thanks for all!

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  9. Face is the mirror of our thoughts, we can't hide nothing. A Good article with a good message. सरकारी नौकरी

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  10. Hello Sir,

    I love the moral and wish to imbibe it in me.

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