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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Swimming Upstream!


It was a rainy season and the river in Mulla Nasruddin’s village was flooded. Suddenly many villagers came running to Mulla Nasruddin and said, "Nasruddin, your wife has fallen in the flooded river. Run fast and save her!"

Nasruddin immediately started running towards the flooded river. He jumped into the river and started swimming in the opposite direction, upstream. The villagers who had gathered on the shore started shouting, 

"What are you doing, Nasruddin? How can your wife go upstream? The river-flow has taken her downwards."

Nasrudin looked at them and said, "What are you talking about? I know my wife very well. She can only go upstream!"

Moral of the Story ....

Most of us don't like to do easy things. Even before we start, we want to make things difficult. We enjoy doing difficult things, because when we face difficulty, our ego becomes subtle, sharp, because it looks like a challenge. Friends, the ego is always an effort to go upstream.

One can succeed only with God, never against Him. One can succeed only with the Whole, never against It. Therefore, whenever we are frustrated or in a deep misery, we should remind ourselves that, we ourselves are creating our miseries. And we create our miseries by a subtle trick .... we fight against the Whole....!

Have a Meaningful Day Friends!!