Friday, November 2, 2012

Why To Depend On Others For Every Little Help?

Once upon a time a cavalier was going somewhere. While riding the horse, suddenly the whip slipped off his hand. There was a group of travelers which was walking along the horse cart. He could have easily asked somebody to pass him the whip, but he did not ask anyone to pick up the whip for him. Instead, the cavalier himself descended from the horse picked up the whip and began to ride the horse again. Seeing this one of the traveler said, "Oh brother! Why did you take the pain to come down and pick the whip? We could have given you that." The cavalier replied, "Dear brother, thank you for being so kind and courteous, but how can I accept any help from you? God has ordered that when someone oblige you, you must return the favor to that person. I do not know any one of you in person nor do you know me personally. How will I carry the load of your favor?"

The travelers felt surprised at the reply, and they said, "Oh brother! What made you think it could be a favor? Picking up the whip from the ground did not involve any special effort. The cavalier replied, "Seeking help in every small activity makes you lazy and this eventually results in being dependent on others for every little work. I personally feel that one should not seek for others help unless there is an extreme adverse condition. Asking help merely for comfort is not correct. This habit makes people lose their freedom and make them a subordinate under someone. This hampers the self development of a human being."

Moral - Fit and healthy people should carry out their work themselves, and they should not depend on others for help. Human beings are capable of performing simple and every day tasks on their own. Increasing dependency results in laziness which results in obesity. Make your children do their daily work on their own. This will make them more responsible, active and confident.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Soldier Won Case Against King Philip

King Philip was the king of Macedonia and father of Alexander the Great. Philip was exceedingly dexterous at operating the state affairs, but sometimes even he would make mistakes. Once upon a time, King Philip received a complaint against one of his soldiers. Finally, the case was held in the king's court. Date of hearing was fixed. The soldier said that he was innocent, but the complainant was calling him guilty. The complainant and the soldier both appeared in the court of King Philip on the fixed date.

Soon the trial began. Both of them began to keep their side of the story, meanwhile king Philip fell asleep. King slumbered during the entire hearing he woke up when the hearing got over and without thinking he passed the verdict against his soldier. Hearing the decision the soldier said, "This decision is wrong. I appeal against it." Since king's decision is considered as the final judgment, therefore, King Philip said, "To whom will you appeal?". The soldier replied firmly, "I will appeal to awaked king Philip against sleeping king Philip." The king became speechless at soldier's reply and rectifying his decision he pardoned the soldier.

Moral: Instead of bearing injustice we must appeal against it in order to get the appropriate justice. With this, the moral atmosphere of the society would also become refined.

Monday, October 31, 2011

The Officer Became Speechless On Lord Mountbatten's Reply

In England, there was an interview for the selection of the naval authorities. There was palpitation in the heart of all the participants regarding the questions to be asked. Stress could be easily read on everyone's face except for one participant. He was sitting with a sense of quietness, and a glimpse of sheer confidence and determination was clearly visible on his face. Soon the interviewee called his name for the interview. He entered the interview room and greeting the interviewees he sat on the chair. The interviewer asked many tricky and enigmatical questions to the participant, and he composedly answered them all.

In the end, an interviewer asked him, "What would you do if a storm hits the sea?" He said, "I'll put the anchor." The interviewer asked him, "What will you do if one more storm hits the sea?" He said, "I'll put one more anchor." The interviewer asked the same question again, and the participant gave the same reply again. The officer smiled and asked him, "Young man! Where will you get so many anchors from?" The young man replied immediately without any hesitation, "Sir, from the same place from where you will bring so many storms." The interviewer got amazed at his reply and selected that participant. This young man later became the first governor-general of independent India his name was Lord Mountbatten.

Moral: Quick wittiness and self confidence are prerequisites for success in interviews. If an individual is sure about his capabilities, then he can pass even the most difficult tests.