May 29, 2009 8:38am CST
Here is an ancient Indian story : A Brahmin(top most cast of the Hindus) facing hardship in his own village,wonders to a far off place in search of means of livelihood. While passing thrrough a wood,on the way he feels tired and thirsty. He comes to the edge of a well to find four creatures- a tiger,a monkey,a snake and a man- already fallen inside. All crying for help. Despite initial apprehension he pulled out the tiger,then the monkey and the snake one by one. Lastly he pulled out the man. All the three animals promised to help him in time of need, but warned against the man as he might turn deceitful. Nn the way back the tiger gave him a necklace whicg he got by killing a prince who came for hunting. The monkey offered him lots of fruits.He showed all the gifts to the man he rescued from the well. The greedy man immediately recognized the necklace and rushed to the king to claim fabulous rewards for catching the murderer.Then the Brahmin was thrown into prison awaiting for execution. Repentant for rescuing the wicked man he sought the help the help of the snake,who in turn gave him a herb which will restore consciousness of the queen after being bitten by the snake.The very night the snake bit the queen making her unconscious.In the face of failure of all the physicians of the land the Brahmin revived her consciousness.The king was rejoiced and offered him handsome reward,while the ungrateful man was thrown into the prison.The same traits of human nature perpetuate even today.Do you agree ?
29 May 09
I agree that some people still can't avoid doing what the wicked man did but I like to think that after everything that has happened in history, humans have at least learned and are better people because of it. There are many people nowadays who can defy human nature. Just search through the news and you will surely find more than a handful of stories about people who were noble (i.e. returning a bag full of money, etc). I'm pretty sure there are many more noble people out there who just didn't get their story publicized.
30 May 09
Yeah, some people are afraid doing wicked things, cos they believe wickedness there was no happiness. It is dangerous in doing bad things. While over righteous doing things you lost some average and some wicked friends. Because they keep on following the right things. Like monk they are so kind living in meditation. Christian missionaries like Jehovah Witnesses and Mormon missionaries are so dedicated in proselyting for the people to become better persons. Other Muslim always pray, too. I saw lots of righteous people doing volunteers and community services. Some people called the Heroes.