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Sunday, March 28, 2010

A must read story with an excellent moral.(MUST READ)

Naresh Mintri wrote:
 

 A woman baked chapati for members  of her family and an extra one For a hungry passerby. She kept the extra
 chapati on the Window-sill, for whosoever would take it away.  Everyday, a hunchback came and took away the   chapati. Instead of expressing  gratitude, he muttered the following words as he went His way: "The evil
 you do remains with you: The good you do, comes back to you!"  This  went on, day after day. Everyday, the hunch-back came, picked up the  chapati and uttered the words: "The evil you do, remains with you: The 
 good you do, comes back to you!" The woman felt irritated. "Not a  word of gratitude," she said to herself... "Everyday this hunchback utters this jingle! What does he mean?"   One day,exasperated, she  decided to do away with him. "I shall get rid of this hunchback," she  said. And what did she do? She added  poison to the Chapati she prepared for him! As she was about to keep it  on the window sill, her hands trembled. "What is this I am doing?" she said. Immediately, she threw the chapati into the fire, prepared another one and kept it on the window- sill. As usual, the hunchback came,  picked up the chapati and muttered the words: "The evil you do, remains with you: The good you do, comes back to you!" The hunchback proceeded  on his way, blissfully unaware of the war raging in the mind of the woman. Everyday, as the woman placed the chapati on the  window-sill, she offered a prayer for her son who had gone to a distant  place to seek his fortune. For many months, she had no news of him.. She  prayed for his safe return.  That evening, there was a knock on  the door. As she opened it, she was surprised to find her son standing  in the doorway.. He had grown thin and lean. His garments were tattered  and torn. He was hungry, starved and weak. As he saw  his mother, he said, "Mom, it's a miracle I'm here. "While I was  but a mile away, I was so famished that I collapsed. I would have died, but just then an old hunchback passed by. I begged of him for a morsel  of food, and he was kind enough to give me a whole chapati.
 
 "As  he gave it to me, he said, "This is what I eat everyday: today, I shall  give it to you, for your need is greater than mine!" " As the  mother heard those words, her face turned pale. She leaned against the  door for support. She remembered the poisoned chapati that she had made  that morning. Had she not burnt it in the fire, it would have been eaten  by her own son, and he would have lost his life! It was then that she  realised the significance of the words: "The evil you do remains  with you: The good you do, comes back to you!"
 
 Do good & 
 Remain Blessed