One teacher had two disciples. One
of them had an auspicious positive vision and he always sought out
good points from anything he observed while the other one had an
inauspicious vision and always found out some negative or faults
from his observations.
One day, the teacher went out to a park with both the disciples
and while wandering in the garden, they came across a mango tree
from which some ripe and juicy mangoes were hanging. On seeing
this, the teacher thought to test both of his students. Therefore,
he called them beside him and asked them to observe the tree full
of mangoes very carefully. Then, he asked the first one, "My dear
child, what do you think of this mango tree?"
The disciple answered instantly, "Teacher, in spite of people
hitting this tree with stones, it gives us sweet and juicy mangoes.
It feels hurt but still it gives us fruits. I wish all human beings
learn this important message from the mango tree - to share their
belongings even if they have to suffer for this."
After that, the teacher asked the same question to the other
disciple, "My dear child, what do you think of this mango tree?"
The student aggressively answered, "Teacher, this mango tree is no
good and will not give mangoes by itself but only when we hit it
with stones and sticks. Therefore, we should hit it hard to get
sweet mangoes from it. That is the only way to get these mangoes.
It is also clear from this tree that in order to get good fruits
from others, we need to be violent and only when we become violent,
then and only then will we get happiness."
Teacher was delighted with the answer given by the first student
because he had an admirable vision and appreciated the tree
with positive vision while on the other hand the second student's
answer dissatisfied him because he saw the tree with negative
vision and insisted on learning the wrong way of getting fruits in
life. He showered his blessings on the first disciple
So friends, even though the situation is same, it still depends
on how we interpret it, which shows our mental status and the way
we think of others. Let's take an example of lovely roses that have
thorns on them. A person with an inauspicious vision would say, "Oh
God! Even these beautiful roses have thorns on them", while a
person with an auspicious vision would say, "Wow! What a wonderful
creation of nature - a beautiful rose amongst thorns."
Always develop a vision that can find out something good even from
a bad thing or person. And by doing so, slowly your mind and
intellect will become pure day by day.
DEVELOP A POSITIVE VISION AND ALWAYS FIND OUT SOMETHING
GOOD FROM EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE.
Moral: Positivity is the biggest
strength in life. Success follows who are positive in all
situations. Many great celebrities had one or more weaknesses but
they were always positive for self, others and situations and hence
became successful by overcoming all sorts of obstacles. A little
poison of negativity about others in our mind can destroy our
relationships with them. Everybody has definitely something that
can be appreciated, we only need to apply positive vision and