Thursday, August 29, 2013

End of the Day

Once upon a time there lived in a Forest, a learned Guru along with his disciples.

One day the Guru began his class by holding a Stone in his hands and keeping it just above the ground.

He held it up for all his Disciples to see & asked...“How much do you think this stone would weigh?”
Disciples: '50g!'.... '100g!'..... '125g' …..

Guru: Is it difficult to lift this stone
Disciples: No……(giggling)….

Guru: What would happen if I held it up like this for a few minutes?
The Disciples: Nothing….

Guru: Ok what would happen if I held it up like this for an hour?
The Disciples: Your arm would begin to ache' said one of the Disciples.

Guru: You're right, now what would happen if I held it for a day?
The Disciples: Your arm could go numb…you might have severe muscle stress & even paralyze it!

Guru: Very good, But during all this, did the weight of the stone change?
The Disciples: No…..

Guru: Then what caused the arm ache & the muscle stress?
The Disciples were puzzled.

Guru: What should I do now to come out of pain?
The Disciples: Put the stone down!

“Exactly!” the Guru smiled and continued…

Life's problems are something like this.
Hold it for a few minutes in your head & they seem OK.
Think of them for a long time & they begin to ache.
Hold it even longer & they begin to paralyze you.

It's important to think of the challenges or problems in your life,
but it is even more important  to ‘PUT THEM DOWN’ and not carry them to your bed...


  1. Very good learning for me..

  2. That's very good lesson for all human being . Most of the people including me are exactly like this thinking about our problems without searching solutions. So let's start to put down the problem start to search for solutions

    Thanks Spark Learning for thinking lesson

  3. Many of us carry the luggage of the past and that doesn't allow us to move forward. The result is we don't grow and not happy in the life. Let's move on and enjoy the beautiful life around us.

  4. This seems to be an eyeopener because we never try to understand that Unless you are prepared to give up something valuable you will never be able to truly change at all, because you'll always be in the control of things you can't give up."