Story 1: Spilling sand from Bucket..!!
Once a monk committed grave fault. A Wise hermit was summoned to Judge him..
Hermit refused to judge but still other monks insisted him to come and judge. At last hermit agreed.
On the day on judgement, he arrived on the place carrying a bucket of sand on his back. Bucket had a hole in it, out of which sand was spilling.
Hermit said to monastery superior, “I came to judge my brother.. My sins are spilling out behind me like the sand from this bucket.. But since i don’t look back and noticed my own sins. I was summoned to judge my brother.”
All other monk understood hermit meaning and gave up the idea of judging and punishing that monk.
Story 2: Your Own Cross..!!
One man complained all his life about all the problems he faced. He came to God and told him about his troubles.
God looked at him and took him to the store of cross where each cross represented the troubles a person facing in his life.
God said, “Choose..!!”
Man was surprised and asked, “Can i choose a cross for myself??”
God replied, “Yes..!! Now come and choose.. cross which you find best..”
Man came inside the store and started looking at all the crosses. He saw all kind of crosses – Heavy, Medium, Big, Little, Light…
While walking through the store man looked for the lightest cross there. At last he found one and the came to God and said, “May i take this one??”
God answered, “Yes.. You may.. It’s your own cross..”
When we face Problems in our Life, we Complain about it.. But We should remember that Everyone have Their own Fight and What we Face might be just Smallest of Troubles what Other face.
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Keywords: Problems in Life – Learning Stories for Understanding Life, Troubles in Life Hermit Short Stories, Zen Moral Stories