Friday, October 5, 2012


A man went wandering on a very hot day. As the hours passed, he became quite thirsty, and, imagining a mirage of water far away, chased it as if it were real. As luck would have it, his pursuit of the mirage lead him right towards a real riverbank, gushing with water. However, the man, now more thirsty than ever, merely stood next to the water without taking so much as a single drink.

A bystander noticed him and asked about his bizarre behaviour.

You look extremely thirsty, and yet you've been standing here for a minute without taking a drink.

The man replied,Well, I am really thirsty but there's too much water in this river for me, and I cant finish it all!

This man is comparable to someone who is presented with numerous advantages or teachings, and but refuses to take a single one because he cant take and maintain all of them. He is putting himself on an unending cycle of missed opportunities.
Moral & Thoughts 

Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction. 

There is a sufficiency in the world for man's need but not for man's greed.
For greed all nature is too little. 

When one man, for whatever reason, has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself.

One secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.

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