Once a Monk was sitting on a big rock situated in the bank of river. At same place, daily a washer man used to come to wash clothes as there was only one rock on bank of river, which could be used while washing clothes.
Today, when washer man came and saw monk sitting on rock meditating. He thought – May be monk will get up in a while. So, he decided to wait and work later but even after two hours monk didn’t get up.
Therefore, washer man with folded hands humbly requested to monk – I need this rock to wash clothes, if you sit somewhere else, then i can complete my work.
Listening this, monk got up from there and went a little away and then sat down.
Now, washer man started washing clothes, some dirty water splashes started falling on monk in process of washing clothes.
Because of this monk got angry at washer man and started scolding him badly.
Seeing this, washer man thought – I must have committed some crime. So, he folded his hands and started apologising to monk.
Monk angrily shouted at him – You have no manners, didn’t you see that you are throwing dirty water splashes on me. Now, all my clothes for dirty because of dirty water splashes.
Washer man replied – Please calm down, i made a mistake. I didn’t pay attention while washing people’s dirty clothes. Please forgive me.
Saying this, washer man collected those washed clothes and again apologised to monk and went away.
Now, think, who is real monk?
# Anger and intolerance are the enemies of true understanding.
# Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.
# Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intention of throwing it at someone else, You are the one who burns in this.
# The person who does not get angry with the angry and forgives, he protects himself and the one who is angry from great trouble.
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