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THE BURNING HUT

The Burning Hut

The only survivor of a ship wreck was washed up

on a small, un-inhabited island. He prayed feverishly

to The Almighty to save him, & every day he scanned
the horizon for help, but none seemed forthcoming.

Exhausted, he eventually managed to build a little hut

out of driftwood of ship to protect him from the elements,

& to store his few possessions.

But then one day, after scavenging for food, he arrived

home & found his little hut in flames, the smoke rolling up

to the sky. The worst had happened; everything was lost.

He was stunned with grief & anger. “ohhh……… Almighty, how

Could you do this to me……!” he cried a lot whole night &

with shivering went to sleep below the open sky.

Early the next day, however, he was awakened by the

sound of a ship that was approaching the island.

It had come to rescue him.

“How did you know I was here?” asked the weary man

of his rescuers.
“We saw your smoke signal,” they replied.

Moral of the story :
It is easy to get discouraged when things are going bad.

But we shouldn’t lose heart, because The Almighty is at work in

our lives, even in the midst of pain & suffering…………

Remember, next time when your little hut is burning

to the ground—-it just may be a smoke signal…..,

that summons the grace of The Almighty……

The most important thing in any prayer is not –

what we say to The Amighty……..,but what The Almighty replies to us.

We are about to pray & then hurry up to go away..

Without giving HIM, chance to answer our queries…….

So don’t loose Hope…..Have Faith in The Almighty…..

& Be Positive always, Just try & work hard,

you will definitely succeed in making……

your dreams come true one day.

DEALING WITH INSULT

Buddha explained how to handle insult and maintain compassion.

One day Buddha was walking through a village. A very angry and rude young man came up and began insulting him. “You have no right teaching others,” he shouted. “You are as stupid as everyone else. You are nothing but a fake.”

Buddha was not upset by these insults. Instead he asked the young man “Tell me, if you buy a gift for someone, and that person does not take it, to whom does the gift belong?”

The man was surprised to be asked such a strange question and answered, “It would belong to me, because I bought the gift.”

The Buddha smiled and said, “That is correct. And it is exactly the same with your anger. If you become angry with me and I do not get insulted, then the anger falls back on you. You are then the only one who becomes unhappy, not me. All you have done is hurt yourself.”

“If you want to stop hurting yourself, you must get rid of your anger and become loving instead. When you hate others, you yourself become unhappy. But when you love others, everyone is happy.

The young man listened closely to these wise words of the Buddha. “You are right, o Enlightened One, “he said. “Please teach me the path of love. I wish to become your follower.”

Buddha answered kindly, “Of course. I teach anyone who truly wants to learn. Come with me.”