I'd like to share a story I remember from when I was very young, because it has been a great source of inspiration to me lately. Hopefully some of you will benefit from this intriguing tale.
If you enjoy a thought provoking notion, read the following:
Long ago in China there three brothers who had devoted their lives to following the teachings of a great wise man. He raised the three brothers and did all he could to educate them in the ways of the world and prepare them for life. The brothers' personalities couldn't have been more different. The oldest was boisterous, loud, and arrogant. The middle brother was book-smart and a little too proud of it. The youngest brother was quiet and collected, and was always the brunt of his older siblings' torments. One day, the wise man gathered the boys and told them that he would soon step down from his position and appoint one of them, they would have but to pass a simple test. The wise man then led the brothers three outside where he had constructed 3 small huts in a clearing, each baring one of the three brothers' names. He told the boys, "You must take one gold coin from me, go to town, and bring something back here that will fill your hut completely." With that, he handed a gold coin to the oldest brother, who made haste to leave. Upon returning, the oldest brother had brought with him three men, each pulling a cart full of straw. He took the straw and began packing it into his hut, but to no avail. The straw barely filled the room inside enough to reach the tops of the windows when he was done. "I am afraid you have failed me," said the wise man. "Go now and never return." he finished. The oldest brother slumped on the ground in defeat as the wise man handed a gold coin to the middle brother. The middle brother did as the first, and left for town. Upon returning, the middle brother had brought with him three men, each pulling a cart full of sand. Being educated and clever, the middle brother had devised a plan consisting of pouring the sand into the house until it was full. He took a ladder and climbed up to the roof of the hut and one by one, he poured sand through a hole he had made in the roof. To his dismay, the hut had no door, or solid windows, so the sand simply flowed out of the doorway and settled on the ground outside. No matter how he tried, he could not fill the hut with sand. "You, too have failed to pass this test. Go now and never return." He said, as the middle brother collapsed finally giving up on his task. The wise man turned to the youngest brother and handed him his coin. He did just as his brothers before him and left for town. When the youngest brother had returned, he was alone. The only thing he brought back was a small box. The youngest brother walked into his hut and crouched on the floor, setting the box down in front of him. He opened it and produced a candle in one hand, and a match with the other. He struck the match, lit the candle and completely filled the room with light.
I hope you enjoyed this interesting story. If anyone knows the name of it, please tell me, because I was told this story by a monastery monk when I was little kid, and I heard it again once after that but I don't recall the name. Thanks and goodbye!
Can you break this up a bit? Walls of text are hard to read.
Lucky enough to say that Writer's Block just never has a vice on me for more than a few hours - believe it or not. There's always one thing or another that I'm able to put down for my projects. neutral Shoot me if I know how I can do that, but I don't, sooo....
[Edit::] But when I looked more closely at some of the stuff on the first page, I was chuckling and writing down a few to remember. Those were some good stuff, for sure!