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Old 08-12-2013, 06:45 AM   #1
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Default Three Great Lessons Of Life - The Turtle, The Frogs & The Pretty Lady

THREE GREAT LESSONS OF LIFE -
The Turtle, The Frogs & The Pretty Lady
Author Unknown
June 17, 2010


We learn a lot through our experiences in life. The following 3
examples of TURTLES, FROGS and THE PRETTY LADY teach us some lesson.


Enjoy reading the same and do ponder over them.

*****

The Turtles
A turtle family decided to go on a picnic. The turtles, being
naturally slow about things, took seven years to prepare for their
outing. Finally the turtle family left home looking for a suitable
place. During the second year of their journey they found a place
ideal for them at last!


For about six months they cleaned the area, unpacked the picnic
basket, and completed the arrangements. Then they discovered they had
forgotten the salt. A picnic without salt would be a disaster, they
all agreed. After a lengthy discussion, the youngest turtle was chosen
to retrieve the salt from home. Although he was the fastest of the
slow moving turtles, the little turtle whined, cried, and wobbled in
his shell. He agreed to go on one condition: that no one would eat
until he returned. The family consented and the little turtle left.


Three years passed and the little turtle had not returned. Five
years...six years... then on the seventh year of his absence, the
oldest turtle could no longer contain his hunger. He announced that he
was going to eat and begun to unwrap a sandwich. At that point the
little turtle suddenly popped out from behind a tree shouting, 'See! I
knew you wouldn't wait. Now I am not going to go get the salt.'


[Some of us waste our time waiting for people to live up to our
expectations. We are so concerned about what others are doing that we
do not do anything ourselves.]


*****

The Frogs


A farmer came into town and asked the owner of a restaurant if he
could use a million frog legs. The restaurant owner was shocked and
asked the man where he could get so many frog legs! The farmer
replied, 'There is a pond near my house that is full of frogs -
millions of them. They all croak all night long and they are about to
make me crazy!' So the restaurant owner and the farmer made an
agreement that the farmer would deliver frogs to the restaurant, five
hundred at a time for the next several weeks.


The first week, the farmer returned to the restaurant looking rather
sheepish, with two scrawny little frogs. The restaurant owner said,
'Well... where are all the frogs?' The farmer said, 'I was mistaken.
There were only these two frogs in the pond. But they sure were making
a lot of noise!'


[ Next time you hear somebody criticizing or making fun of you,
remember, it's probably just a couple of noisy frogs. Also remember
that problems always seem bigger in the dark. Have you ever laid in
your bed at night worrying about things which seem almost overwhelming
like a million frogs croaking? Chances are pretty good that when the
morning comes, and you take a closer look, you'll wonder what all the
fuss was about.]


*****


The Pretty Lady


Once upon a time a big monk and a little monk were traveling together.
They came to the bank of a river and found the bridge was damaged.
They had to wade across the river. There was a pretty lady who was
stuck at the damaged bridge and couldn't cross the river.


The big monk offered to carry her across the river on his back. The
lady accepted. The little monk was shocked by the move of the big
monk. 'How can big brother carry a lady when we are supposed to avoid
all intimacy with females?' thought the little monk. But he kept
quiet.. The big monk carried the lady across the river and the small
monk followed unhappily.


When they crossed the river, the big monk let the lady down and they
parted ways with her.


All along the way for several miles, the little monk was very unhappy
with the act of the big monk. He was making up all kinds of
accusations about big monk in his head. This got him madder and
madder. But he still kept quiet. And the big monk had no inclination
to explain his situation.


Finally, at a rest point many hours later, the little monk could not
stand it any further, he burst out angrily at the big monk. 'How can
you claim yourself a devout monk, when you seize the first opportunity
to touch a female, especially when she is very pretty? All your
teachings to me make
you a big hypocrite


The big monk looked surprised and said, 'I had put down the pretty
lady at the river bank many hours ago, how come you are still carrying
her along?'


[This very old story reflects the thinking of many people today. We
encounter many unpleasant things in our life, they irritate us and
they make us angry. Sometimes, they cause us a lot of hurt, sometimes
they cause us to be bitter or jealous .. But like the little monk, we
are not willing to let
them go away.We keep on carrying the baggage of the 'pretty lady' with
us. We let them keep on coming back to hurt us, make us angry, make us
bitter and cause us a lot of agony.Why? Simply because we are not
willing to put down or let go of the baggage of the 'pretty lady'. We
should let go of the pretty lady immediately after crossing the river.
This will immediately remove all our agonies.There is no need to be
further hurt by the unpleasant event after it is over.]
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