Moral of the story

A head monk of a zen temple went to meet an enlightened zen monk and said,

"we used to have hundreds of monks searching for wisdom in our temple. But now a days I don't know why but the numbers drastically decreased and it came down to an abrupt seven. I am so sad. I don't know what to do"

"Son, don't worry about the numbers because one of your seven members is an enlightened person"

Some how satisfied with his answer he went back to the temple and conveyed this message to all the six other members. 

From the next day on wards, the way they treat each others changed. Every one was thinking the other might be an enlightened monk. This automatically added respect and love to what ever they do to each other. Slowly bliss started flowing every where in the temple that ultimately attracted people. 

The temple became popular more than what it used to be.

This story stayed in my mind for months together now. 

We say, judging people and acting according to it is very important in life. The way you treat others certainly have an influence on their reciprocal reaction. when you judge people, you are prejudiced and compel the opponent to act in a certain way. when we have an open mind and treat with love, at least others try to justify our trust. I think this works for many an occasion. 


Anonymous said...
April 22, 2011 at 8:59 PM

It does work! :)
That's all, my comments can't be long.

Anoop said...
April 23, 2011 at 1:53 AM
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Anoop said...
April 23, 2011 at 1:54 AM

Wonderful story and btw it'll remain in memory too ;)

P.S the spelling of moral is "moral"...from a fellow blogger, i thought u should know ;)

Bharathi said...
April 23, 2011 at 10:26 AM

@ Shilpa: tks. (so is my rply ;))

@ Anoop: sorry for that silly mistake. and tks for pointing out.

Anu...:) said...
April 24, 2011 at 1:18 PM

Very nice story :-) :-)

Bharathi said...
April 24, 2011 at 7:08 PM

@ Anu: tks

Arnav said...
April 25, 2011 at 7:56 AM

yup its so true .. Our mind makes opinions about everyone and everything .. we just need to realize this only then we would be able to accept others the way they are treat them with love and respect ..

Nice story and a great post :)

Bharathi said...
April 25, 2011 at 9:52 AM

@ Arnav: Thanks pal.

Chetan said...
May 7, 2011 at 5:02 PM

yup very true,

Bharathi said...
May 11, 2011 at 9:55 AM

tks chetan

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