Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Quotegems for the Day

Moment of Truth

There was a young student-archer

who reached such proficiency in his art

that he could shoot an arrow into a tree

and then cleave that arrow into two with the next shot.

He began to boast that he was a greater archer than his guru.


One day his guru, a venerable old man

in his 70's, asked the youth to accompany him

on a trip across the hills.

Quotegems for the Day

The journey was uneventful until

they came to a deep chasm.
A single log spanned the chasm

The guru walked down to the centre

of the log, unshouldered his bow

and taking an arrow shot it into a tree

on the other side.

His next shot cleaved the first arrow into two.


"Now it's your turn," he said,

walking back to where his student was standing.
The youth stepped gingerly on the log and

very slowly and carefully made his way

to the middle. But his heart was in his mouth.

He knew that if he lost his footing, he would

plunge to his death. His hands trembled as

he strung an arrow into his bow.

Preoccupied with the danger

he was in, he found it hard to focus on the target.

Quotegems for the Day

Consequently when he let go of the arrow,

it missed the tree altogether.

Whimpering, he turned around.
"Help me!" he shouted to his guru. "I'll fall!"


The old man walked up to him,

took his hand and stepping backwards led him to safety.

Quotegems for the Day

Neither of them said a word on thereturn journey

but the boy had much to think about.

He had realised that

to be a master of his art it was not enough to know how to control the bow,

he had to learn how to control his mind too.

Quotegems for the Day:

"To be a master of his art it was not enough

to know how to control the bow,

he had to learn how to control his mind too."



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GROWING OLDER IS MANDATORY. GROWING UP IS OPTIONAL.
The least we can do as individuals is to motivate and inspire another human being!
Because a candle loses nothing by lighting another!
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Muhammad Ahmad Khan
Reiki Master & Master in Fourth Dimension
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