Friday, September 10, 2010

This bowl can never be filled

Eid Mubarak.
I love this Sufi story. Am sure you will too.
A beggar came to an emperor and said, “I will accept your charity only on one condition.” The emperor was shocked. Here’s a beggar who imposes a condition to accept alms.
“What?” he asked.
“I accept only if you can fill my begging bowl absolutely.”
The king looked at the small bowl. “You think I cannot fill this dirty, tiny bowl?” he shouted and ordered his assistant to fill it with diamonds, pearls and other precious stones. The bowl was filled, but the king and courtiers were shocked. As the gems fell into the bowl, they disappeared. It was filled many times, and each time the bowl turned empty. “I will not lose to a beggar. Even if all my treasures are emptied, no hassle. Fill the bowl,” ordered the king. Soon the treasures were emptied. Everything just disappeared in the bowl.
At last the king pleaded with the beggar. “What’s the secret?”
“Simple,” laughed the beggar. “I made the bowl of human ego. Nothing can completely fill a man’s ego.”

26 comments:

  1. Liked it as a reminder that even if we may not remember the ego is still there!

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  2. very true. great story.
    and eid mubarak :)

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  3. You are very right. It is a lovely story dripping of wisdom.

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  4. Great story !Eid Mubarak to you Ramesh !

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  5. Excellent. Great story.

    Diffrent from regular humor of Mr. Ramesh.

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  6. amazing story..I am sure most of us will be able to relate to it..eid mubarak to you and your family :) ganesh utsav chi pan shubh kaamna :)

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  7. WOW!!
    short yet holds a world of wisdom..

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  8. Wonderful. Its so important to each of us - this story teaches a lot.

    Id Mubarak to you

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  9. Those who say it is not their story are not telling the truth.

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  10. Very realistic story. Eid Mubarak.

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  11. True True True. Eid Mubarak Ramesh.

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  12. wow..this is such an eye opener..:)

    ID mubarak!

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  13. Eid Mubarak and that's definitely an awesome story! Thx for sharing...but we are greedy and we want more of these stories!

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  14. great story
    with good lesson to learn

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  15. nice story here! The moral is very strong!

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  16. Drowned in ego...Thanks for the comment..:)

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  17. Happy Ganesha Chaturthi to you and your family. Hope Lord Ganesha brings happiness and peace in your life.
    Wonderful story.
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    http://amazing-shot.blogspot.com/

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  18. Hi ramesh .its such a pleasure to read your blog posts.Its liuidence like a quiscient reminder/guidance in short stories.

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