Friday, November 27, 2009

Seek the giver than the gift

There was a king. He did many wars and conquered many territories. He had four good ministers, who did all the wars for him. The king pleased with his for ministers. One day the King decided to celebrate his victory. He arranged a grand feast and invited all the noble people for the fest. On the day of the feast in front of his guests, King decided to honor his Ministers.

King summoned his for Ministers who fought the war for him and told them that "four of you are very instrumental in winning the wars. I would like to grant you your wishes, you can ask your desire of your heart. You can ask anything. I will give it to you." In front of the guests, King announced. One by one the ministers come forward and expressed the desire of their heart.

The first one told to the King "I am from a poor family, my parents are very poor. In my childhood, I slept without having food many nights. I need money. Give me money, a lot of money. Hearing this King ordered his Servant who is in charge of his treasury to give him a lot of money which will make him rich.

The second one told to the King: I do not have a house. I want a big house just like the palace. Hearing this King ordered his servants to Make a palace for him.

The third one said to the King: I have a good house, I have money, but I do not have a good road to go to my home. If you are kind enough please build a royal path to my house in the village. King ordered to make a royal path to his Village.

Then the chance came for the fourth one. King asked what do you want. He didn't say anything. Tears welled up in his eyes. He began to sob. Seeing this Kind told him, whatever it is, you can ask. Even if it is half of my kingdom, I will give it to you. When the king insisted, the servant said while crying, "I do not want money, I do not want a big house or a royal path. I just want you, If you are kind enough, please come and stay with me and my family for a few days. King said that it is not a difficult task. I am happy to live with you and your family for a few days.

While making a plan to visit the house of his servant, the kind come to know that the servant is a poor man does not have a good house or money. To go to his house is a very difficult task as there was not a good road to his village. King ordered to build a Big house just like a palace for King's stay. Also, King ordered to send a lot of money for his stay. Kings servants made a royal path to his village for King's travel. He got everything his fellow servants got.

Moral of the story is that don't just look for the gift but seek the giver. It is better to seek God than his gifts. When Gog come to your house, everything else will follow automatically.

When you get right, the world will be ok.

Professor Jack has a three-year-old son. He is very smart and has many doubts about many things. He used to ask different wired questions. When his mother gets tired of answering the questions, she tells him to ask Papa. One fine Sunday morning as Professor Jack was preparing the lecture for the coming week, his three-year-old son came with different questions. To keep him quiet, Professor Jack was thinking ways to engage his son, so that he will keep quiet for some time.

While looking for books or magazines, professor jack found an old map of the world. An idea comes to his mind. He tore that world map into many pieces. Mix that pieces and give it to his son and asked him to rebuild the world map and return. Professor Jack was sure that his son will not disturb him for a couple of hours and continued his preparation of lecture for the next week.

To Professor's surprise, his son came within 5 minutes and asked him to look at the world map. Believing his son could not set it right, without looking at the world map, the professor said "Son, go to your room and fix it correctly and come back, I am not going to help you" But his son insisted that he fix it correctly and show it to him.

Professor Jack looked the map and found it fixed correctly. Professor asked, "who helped you to fix it. I am sure you cannot do that without someone's help.

His son replied " Papa, no one helped me. When I carefully looked at both the sides of the paper, I found on one side, body parts of a man. When I fixed the man, the world map got right by itself."

Professor looked at the back side of the map and found there is a picture of a man. When his son fixed the man, the world got corrected automatically.

The moral of the story is, when the man gets right, the world will automatically get right. Individuals are responsible for all the troubles in this world.