Monday, June 16, 2008

The Cracked Pot



Salam ,
wow thank you all so much for visiting my blog and reading these stories. I know these may be "Just stories" but yes , they sometimes do leave a mark on our mind and on our souls and make us develop a better vision.I have changed my outlook and the way I used to think, after reading these. So I thought I should share the benefits and alhamdulillah its working. Allah has unique ways of imparting wisdom to us all indeed.
I am really glad that people have found my stories helpful. Inshallah I hope to Share with you such stories when ever I come across one such that should be thought provoking.
Here is another small story I can t say it new and many of you must have read it before also. But the message in it is soo soo beautiful that I thought I should share it with you all.
After reading it, one will realise that they tend to let go of their inferiority complexes and accept the weakness and flaws they have in them . Afterall nobody is perfect in this world and every flaw we have there is a purpose behind it and it can be blessing in disguise too. So never feel that if we are not perfect there is no purpose behind it. Only thing is time will tell.
May the Almighty Allah Subhana wa taala grant us Patience, wisdom and insight to recognise our flaws as blessing as, "The Cracked Pot" did in the following story. Read on and enjoy !!

THE CRACKED POT
A water bearer in India had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a pole that he carried across his neck. One of the pots had a crack in it, while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water.
At the end of the long walk from the stream to the house, the cracked pot arrived only half full. For a full two years this went on daily, with the bearer delivering only one and a half pots full of water to his house.
Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments, perfect for which it was made. But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection and miserable that it was able to accomplish only half of what it had been made to do.
After two years of what it perceived to be a bitter failure, it spoke to the water bearer one day by the stream. "I am ashamed of myself, and I want to apologize to you. I have been able to deliver only half my load because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your house. Because of my flaws, you have to do all of this work, and you don't get full value from your efforts," the pot said.
The bearer said to the pot, "Did you notice that there were flowers on your side of the path but not on the other pot's side? That's because I have always known about your flaw, and I planted flower seeds on your side of the path. Every day while we walk back, you've watered them. For two years, I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate the table. Without you being just the way you are, there would not be this beauty to grace the house."

1 comment:

infoguide said...

Lovely, Simply Amazing ... :-)

Maryam