A teacher teaching Maths to a Class of 6 Years Old’s, asked a boy called Arnav in class. "Arnav, If I give you 2 mangoes and 2 mangoes,how many will&...
A teacher teaching Maths to a Class of 6 Years Old’s, asked a boy called Arnav in class. "Arnav, If I give you 2 mangoes and 2 mangoes,how many will you have?" Arnav Said ,"5". The Teacher said,"Arnav, If I give you 2 mangoes and 2 mangoes, how many will you have?" "5",replied Arnav. The teacher was upset but remembered that Arnav's mom had said that Arnav does not like mangoes, he likes strawberries. So she changed her example."If I give you 2 strawberries and 2 strawberries,how many will you have?" "4" replied Arnav.Oh the teacher was pleased by the change of strategy.Just to confirm that Arnav had understood his Maths right, she asked Arnav again, "Arnav, If I give you 2 mangoes and 2 mangoes,how many will you have? Arnav replied, "5".The teacher now was annoyed."How can 2 and 2 strawberries be 4 and 2 and 2 mangoes be 5?" Arnav replied, "I already have 1 mango in my bag madam." Who was right? Was the teacher wrong? No, because 2 plus 2 is 4. Was Arnav wrong? No because 2 plus 2 is 4 and 1 mango in my bag makes it 5. Is it not a fact that all kinds of conflicts comes because of the gap between Technical and Practical rightness. The teacher was technically right.
Technical Rightness means to see the obvious.
Technical Rightness means to see what is visible,Arnav was Practically right.
Practical Rightness means to see beyond the obvious.
Practical Rightness means to see beyond what is visibly seen.
Practical Rightness means to see the hidden Mango.
Ladies and Gentleman very often, all our conflicts come because the gap between the Technical and Practical Rightness.Whenever you find that your spouse is not loving you enough, yes you may be Technically right, or may not actually love you that much.
But Are you Practically right?
Practical Rightness means to see the hidden mango.
Why is He or She not loving you?
Your child may not be listening to you and technically you are right, your child is not listening to you.
But Are you practically right?
Practical rightness means to try to see the hidden mango beyond the obvious, Why your child is not behaving right. The next time you see someone not fit into your definition of what is technically right, Please do not be judgemental.Go beyond the obvious.Go beyond the seen, and try to look for the hidden mango which will truly help you to understand the person and resolve the conflicting situation that you are in.
2 Years ago.
Lekh Raj ...
Once there was a KING who had presented his daughter, the princess, with a beautiful Diamond Necklace The neckla...
Once there was a KING who had presented his daughter, the princess, with a beautiful Diamond Necklace The necklace was stolen and his people in the kingdom searched everywhere but could not find it. Some said a bird might have stolen it. The king then asked them all to search for it and put a Reward for $50,000 for anyone who found it.
One day a Clerk was walking home along a river next to an industrial area. This river was completely polluted, filthy and smelly. As he was walking, the clerk saw a shimmering in the river and when he looked, he saw the diamond necklace. He decided to try and catch it so that he could get the $50,000 reward. He put his hand in the filthy, dirty river and grabbed at the necklace, but somehow missed it and didn’t catch it. He took his hand out and looked again and the necklace was still there. He tried again, this time he walked in the river and dirtied his pants in the filthy river and put his whole arm in to catch the necklace. But strangely, he still missed the necklace! He came out and started walking away, feeling depressed.
Then again he saw the necklace, right there. This time he was determined to get it, no matter what. He decided to plunge into the river, although it was a disgusting thing to do as the river was polluted, and his whole body would become filthy. He plunged in, and searched everywhere for the necklace and yet he failed. This time he was really bewildered and came out feeling very depressed that he could not get the necklace that would get him $50,000.
Just then a saint who was walking by, saw him, and asked him what the matter was. The clerk didn’t want to share the secret with the saint, thinking the saint might take the necklace for himself, so he refused to tell the saint anything. But the saint could see this man was troubled and being compassionate, again asked the clerk to tell him the problem and promised that he would not tell anyone about it. The clerk mustered some courage and decided to put some faith in the saint. He told the saint about the necklace and how he tried and tried to catch it, but kept failing. The saint then told him that perhaps he should try looking upward, toward the branches of the tree, instead of in the filthy river. The clerks looked up and true enough, the necklace was dangling on the branch of a tree. He had been trying to capture a mere reflection of the real necklace all this time.
Moral:Material happiness is just like the filthy, polluted river; because it is a mere reflection of the TRUE happiness in the spiritual world. We can never achieve the happiness we are looking for no matter how hard we endeavor in material life. Instead we should look upwards, toward Allah, who is the source of real happiness, and stop chasing after the reflection of this happiness in the material world. This spiritual
The Elephant Rope
1 Years ago.
As a man was passing the elephants, he suddenly stopped, confused by the fact that these huge creatures were being held by only a small rope tied to their front leg. No c...
As a man was passing the elephants, he suddenly stopped, confused by the fact that these huge creatures were being held by only a small rope tied to their front leg. No chains, no cages. It was obvious that the elephants could, at anytime, break away from their bonds but for some reason, they did not.
He saw a trainer nearby and asked why these animals just stood there and made no attempt to get away. “Well,” trainer said, “when they are very young and much smaller we use the same size rope to tie them and, at that age, it’s enough to hold them. As they grow up, they are conditioned to believe they cannot break away. They believe the rope can still hold them, so they never try to break free.”
The man was amazed. These animals could at any time break free from their bonds but because they believed they couldn’t, they were stuck right where they were.
Like the Elephants, How many of us go through life hanging onto a belief that we cannot do something, Simply because we failed at it once before?
Failure is part of learning;We should Never Give Up the Struggle in Life.