Hope the following story would Touch your Heart……. ..

Many Many years ago in a small village, a farmer had the misfortune
of owing a large sum of money to a village moneylender. The
Moneylender, who was old and ugly, fancied the farmer’s beautiful
Daughter. So he proposed a bargain. He said he would forgive the
farmer’s debt if he could marry his Daughter. Both the farmer and his
daughter were horrified by the Proposal.

So the cunning moneylender suggested that they let Providence decide
the matter.

He told them that he would put a black Pebble and a white pebble into
an empty money bag. Then the girl would have to pick one pebble from
the bag.
1) If she picked the black pebble, she would become his wife and her
father’s debt would be forgiven.
2) If she picked the white pebble she need not marry him and her
father’s debt would still be forgiven.
3) But if she refused to pick a pebble, her father would be thrown
into Jail.

They were standing in the farmer’s field. As they talked, the
moneylender bent over to pick up two pebbles. As he picked them up,
the sharp-eyed girl noticed that he had picked up two Black pebbles
and put them into the bag. He then asked the girl to pick a pebble
from the bag.

Now, imagine that you were standing in the field. What would you have
done if you were the girl? If you had to advise her, what would you
have told her?
Careful analysis would produce three possibilities:
1. The girl should refuse to take a pebble.
2. The girl should show that there were two black pebbles in the bag
and expose the money-lender as a cheat.
3. The girl should pick a black pebble and sacrifice herself in order
To save her father from his debt and imprisonment.

The above story is used with the hope that it will make us appreciate
the difference between lateral and logical thinking.
The girl’s dilemma cannot be solved with Traditional logical
thinking. Think of the consequences if she chooses the above logical
What would you recommend to the Girl to do?

Well, here is what she did….
The girl put her hand into the moneybag and drew out a pebble.
Without Looking at it, she drop the pebble in the field. Where it
immediately got lost among all the other pebbles.

“Oh, I drop the pebble,” she said. “But never mind, if you look into
the Bag for the one that is left, you will be able to tell which
pebble I Picked.”
Since the remaining pebble is black, it must be assumed that she had
picked the white one.

And since the money-lender dared not admit his Dishonesty, the girl
changed what seemed an impossible situation into an extremely
advantageous one.

Most complicated problems do have a solution. It is only that we
don’t Attempt to think.

”The shortest distance between a problem and a solution,
is the distance between your knees and the floor.
The one who kneels to the Almighty,
can stand up to anything…..”


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