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The Pot


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The Pot

  1. 1. Here’s some goodHere’s some good old Chineseold Chinese wisdom!wisdom! ‫الحكمة‬ ‫أمثال‬ ‫من‬ ‫جميله‬ ‫قصة‬ ‫ةمكحلا لاثمأ نم هليمج ةصق هذهذه‬‫الحكمة‬ ‫أمثال‬ ‫من‬ ‫جميله‬ ‫قصة‬ ‫ةمكحلا لاثمأ نم هليمج ةصق هذهذه‬ ‫الصينيه‬‫الصينيه‬ Do not click.Do not click. Put on the soundPut on the sound
  2. 2. An elderlyAn elderly Chinese womanChinese woman had two largehad two large pots, each hungpots, each hung on the ends ofon the ends of a pole, whicha pole, which she carriedshe carried across heracross her neck.neck. ‫عند‬ ‫كان‬‫عند‬ ‫كان‬‫إمرأه‬‫إمرأه‬ ‫إنائين‬ ‫مسنه‬ ‫صينيه‬‫إنائين‬ ‫مسنه‬ ‫صينيه‬ ‫بهما‬ ‫تنقل‬ ‫كبيرين‬‫بهما‬ ‫تنقل‬ ‫كبيرين‬ ‫وتحملهما‬ ،‫الماء‬‫وتحملهما‬ ،‫الماء‬ ‫بعمود‬ ‫مربوطين‬‫بعمود‬ ‫مربوطين‬ ‫كتفيها‬ ‫على‬ ‫خشبى‬‫كتفيها‬ ‫على‬ ‫خشبى‬
  3. 3. One of the potsOne of the pots had a crack in ithad a crack in it while the otherwhile the other pot was perfectpot was perfect and alwaysand always delivered a fulldelivered a full portion ofportion of water.water. ‫النائين‬ ‫أحد‬ ‫وكان‬‫النائين‬ ‫أحد‬ ‫وكان‬ ‫والناء‬ ‫شرخ‬ ‫به‬‫والناء‬ ‫شرخ‬ ‫به‬ ‫تامة‬ ‫بحالة‬ ‫الخر‬‫تامة‬ ‫بحالة‬ ‫الخر‬ ‫شئ‬ ‫منه‬ ‫ولينقص‬‫شئ‬ ‫منه‬ ‫ولينقص‬ ‫الماء‬ ‫من‬‫الماء‬ ‫من‬
  4. 4. At the end ofAt the end of the long walkthe long walk from thefrom the stream to thestream to the house, thehouse, the cracked potcracked pot arrived onlyarrived only half full.half full. ‫كان‬ ‫مرة‬ ‫كل‬ ‫وفى‬‫كان‬ ‫مرة‬ ‫كل‬ ‫وفى‬ ‫المشروخ‬ ‫الناء‬‫المشروخ‬ ‫الناء‬ ‫نهاية‬ ‫إلى‬ ‫يصل‬‫نهاية‬ ‫إلى‬ ‫يصل‬ ‫النهر‬ ‫من‬ ‫المطاف‬‫النهر‬ ‫من‬ ‫المطاف‬ ‫وبه‬ ‫المنزل‬ ‫إلى‬‫وبه‬ ‫المنزل‬ ‫إلى‬ ‫الماء‬ ‫كمية‬ ‫نصف‬‫الماء‬ ‫كمية‬ ‫نصف‬ ‫فقط‬‫فقط‬
  5. 5. For a full twoFor a full two years this wentyears this went on daily, with theon daily, with the woman bringingwoman bringing home only onehome only one and a half potsand a half pots of water.of water. ‫سنتين‬ ‫ولمدة‬‫سنتين‬ ‫ولمدة‬ ‫ةمكحلا لاثمأ نم هليمج ةصق هذهذا‬ ‫كان‬ ‫كاملتين‬‫ةمكحلا لاثمأ نم هليمج ةصق هذهذا‬ ‫كان‬ ‫كاملتين‬ ‫السيدة‬ ‫مع‬ ‫يحدث‬‫السيدة‬ ‫مع‬ ‫يحدث‬ ‫حيث‬ ،‫الصينية‬‫حيث‬ ،‫الصينية‬ ‫منزلها‬ ‫تصل‬ ‫كانت‬‫منزلها‬ ‫تصل‬ ‫كانت‬ ‫مملوء‬ ‫واحد‬ ‫بإناء‬‫مملوء‬ ‫واحد‬ ‫بإناء‬ ‫ونصف‬‫ونصف‬
  6. 6. Of course, theOf course, the perfect pot wasperfect pot was proud of itsproud of its accomplishments.accomplishments. ‫الاناء‬ ‫كان‬ ،‫وبالطبع‬‫الاناء‬ ‫كان‬ ،‫وبالطبع‬ ‫بعمله‬ ‫ا‬ً ‫مزهو‬ ‫السليم‬‫بعمله‬ ‫ا‬ً ‫مزهو‬ ‫السليم‬ ‫الكامل‬‫الكامل‬
  7. 7. But the poorBut the poor cracked potcracked pot was ashamedwas ashamed of its ownof its own imperfection,imperfection, and miserableand miserable that it couldthat it could only do half ofonly do half of what it hadwhat it had been made tobeen made to ‫الاناء‬ ‫وكان‬‫الاناء‬ ‫وكان‬ ‫ا‬ً ‫محتقر‬ ‫المشروخ‬‫ا‬ً ‫محتقر‬ ‫المشروخ‬ ‫قدرته‬ ‫لعدم‬ ‫لنفسه‬‫قدرته‬ ‫لعدم‬ ‫لنفسه‬ ‫إتمام‬ ‫عن‬ ‫وعجزه‬‫إتمام‬ ‫عن‬ ‫وعجزه‬ ‫منه‬ ‫متوقع‬ ‫ماهو‬‫منه‬ ‫متوقع‬ ‫ماهو‬
  8. 8. After 2 yearsAfter 2 years of what itof what it perceived toperceived to be bitterbe bitter failure, itfailure, it spoke to thespoke to the woman one daywoman one day by theby the ‫الايام‬ ‫من‬ ‫ايوم‬ ‫وفى‬‫الايام‬ ‫من‬ ‫ايوم‬ ‫وفى‬ ‫من‬ ‫سنتين‬ ‫وبعد‬‫من‬ ‫سنتين‬ ‫وبعد‬ ‫والسحساس‬ ‫المرارة‬‫والسحساس‬ ‫المرارة‬ ‫الاناء‬ ‫تكلم‬ ‫بالفشل‬‫الاناء‬ ‫تكلم‬ ‫بالفشل‬ ‫مع‬ ‫المشروخ‬‫مع‬ ‫المشروخ‬ ‫الصينية‬ ‫السيدة‬‫الصينية‬ ‫السيدة‬
  9. 9. ““I am ashamedI am ashamed of myself,of myself, because thisbecause this crack in mycrack in my side causesside causes water towater to leak out allleak out all the way backthe way back to yourto your house.”house.” ‫من‬ ‫ا‬َ ‫جد‬ ‫خجل‬ ‫”أانا‬‫من‬ ‫ا‬َ ‫جد‬ ‫خجل‬ ‫”أانا‬ ‫عاجز‬ ‫لانى‬ ‫انفسى‬‫عاجز‬ ‫لانى‬ ‫انفسى‬ ‫ايسرب‬ ‫شرخ‬ ‫ولدى‬‫ايسرب‬ ‫شرخ‬ ‫ولدى‬ ‫الطرايق‬ ‫على‬ ‫الماء‬‫الطرايق‬ ‫على‬ ‫الماء‬ “‫للمنزل‬“‫للمنزل‬
  10. 10. The old womanThe old woman smiled, “Did yousmiled, “Did you notice thatnotice that there arethere are flowers on yourflowers on your side of theside of the path, but not onpath, but not on the other pot’sthe other pot’s side?side? ‫فأبتسمت‬‫فأبتسمت‬‫المرأة‬‫المرأة‬ ‫”ألم‬ ‫وقالت‬ ‫الصينية‬‫”ألم‬ ‫وقالت‬ ‫الصينية‬ ‫التى‬ ‫الزهور‬ ‫تلحظ‬‫التى‬ ‫الزهور‬ ‫تلحظ‬ ‫الطرايق‬ ‫جاانب‬ ‫على‬‫الطرايق‬ ‫جاانب‬ ‫على‬ ‫وليست‬ ‫اناسحيتك‬ ‫من‬‫وليست‬ ‫اناسحيتك‬ ‫من‬ ‫الجاانب‬ ‫على‬‫الجاانب‬ ‫على‬ “‫الخر؟‬“‫الخر؟‬
  11. 11. That’s because IThat’s because I have alwayshave always known about yourknown about your flaw, so I plantedflaw, so I planted flower seeds onflower seeds on your side of theyour side of the path, and everypath, and every day while weday while we walk back, youwalk back, you water them.”water them.” ‫عن‬ ‫ا‬ً ‫تمام‬ ‫أعلم‬ ‫أنا‬‫عن‬ ‫ا‬ً ‫تمام‬ ‫أعلم‬ ‫أنا‬ ‫يقفقد‬ُ‫ف‬ ‫الذى‬ ‫الماء‬‫يقفقد‬ُ‫ف‬ ‫الذى‬ ‫الماء‬ ‫الغرض‬ ‫ولهذا‬ ‫منك‬‫الغرض‬ ‫ولهذا‬ ‫منك‬ ‫على‬ ‫البذور‬ ‫غرست‬‫على‬ ‫البذور‬ ‫غرست‬ ‫من‬ ‫الطريق‬ ‫طول‬‫من‬ ‫الطريق‬ ‫طول‬ ‫ترويها‬ ‫حتى‬ ‫جهتك‬‫ترويها‬ ‫حتى‬ ‫جهتك‬ ‫عودتك‬ ‫طريق‬ ‫فى‬‫عودتك‬ ‫طريق‬ ‫فى‬ ‫للمنزل‬‫للمنزل‬
  12. 12. ““For two years I have beenFor two years I have been able to pick these beautifulable to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate theflowers to decorate the table.”table.”‫هذه‬ ‫من‬ ‫قطقفت‬ ‫متواصلتين‬ ‫سنتين‬ ‫”ولمدة‬‫هذه‬ ‫من‬ ‫قطقفت‬ ‫متواصلتين‬ ‫سنتين‬ ‫”ولمدة‬ “‫منزلى‬ ‫بها‬ ‫ليزين‬ ‫الجميلة‬ ‫الزهور‬“‫منزلى‬ ‫بها‬ ‫ليزين‬ ‫الجميلة‬ ‫الزهور‬
  13. 13. Without you being just the wayWithout you being just the way you are, there would not beyou are, there would not be this beauty to grace thethis beauty to grace the house.”house.” ‫بما‬ ‫أنت‬ ‫تكن‬ ‫لم‬ ‫ما‬‫بما‬ ‫أنت‬ ‫تكن‬ ‫لم‬ ‫ما‬ ‫لى‬ ‫كان‬ ‫ما‬ ،‫فيه‬ ‫أنت‬‫لى‬ ‫كان‬ ‫ما‬ ،‫فيه‬ ‫أنت‬ ‫الجمال‬ ‫هذا‬ ‫أجد‬ ‫أن‬‫الجمال‬ ‫هذا‬ ‫أجد‬ ‫أن‬ ‫منزلى‬ ‫يزين‬‫منزلى‬ ‫يزين‬
  14. 14. Each of us has his own uniqueEach of us has his own unique flaw…flaw… ‫ضعقفه‬ ‫لديه‬ ‫منا‬ ‫ل‬ٌ ‫ك‬‫ضعقفه‬ ‫لديه‬ ‫منا‬ ‫ل‬ٌ ‫ك‬
  15. 15. But it’s the cracks and flaws weBut it’s the cracks and flaws we each have that make our liveseach have that make our lives together so very interesting andtogether so very interesting and rewarding.rewarding.‫متكاملة‬ ‫ا‬ً ‫مع‬ ‫حياتنا‬ ‫تجعل‬ ‫ضعقفنا‬ ‫ونقاط‬ ‫شروخنا‬ ‫ولكن‬‫متكاملة‬ ‫ا‬ً ‫مع‬ ‫حياتنا‬ ‫تجعل‬ ‫ضعقفنا‬ ‫ونقاط‬ ‫شروخنا‬ ‫ولكن‬ ‫ومثيرة‬ ‫عجيبة‬ ‫بطريقة‬‫ومثيرة‬ ‫عجيبة‬ ‫بطريقة‬
  16. 16. You’ve just got to take each personYou’ve just got to take each person for what they are and look forfor what they are and look for the good in them.the good in them. ‫فيه‬ ‫مانحن‬ ‫على‬ ‫البعض‬ ‫بعضنا‬ ‫نتقبل‬ ‫أن‬ ‫علينا‬ ‫يجب‬‫فيه‬ ‫مانحن‬ ‫على‬ ‫البعض‬ ‫بعضنا‬ ‫نتقبل‬ ‫أن‬ ‫علينا‬ ‫يجب‬ ‫لدينا‬ ‫ن‬ٌ ‫حس‬ ‫هو‬ ‫لما‬ ‫وننظر‬‫لدينا‬ ‫ن‬ٌ ‫حس‬ ‫هو‬ ‫لما‬ ‫وننظر‬
  17. 17. To all of my crackpot friends, have a niceTo all of my crackpot friends, have a nice day and remember to smell the flowers,day and remember to smell the flowers, on your side of the path.on your side of the path. ‫واستمتعوا‬ ‫جميل‬ ‫ا‬ً ‫يوم‬ ‫لكم‬ ‫أتمنى‬ ‫أحبائى‬ ‫لكل‬‫واستمتعوا‬ ‫جميل‬ ‫ا‬ً ‫يوم‬ ‫لكم‬ ‫أتمنى‬ ‫أحبائى‬ ‫لكل‬ ‫الطريق‬ ‫على‬ ‫بجانبكم‬ ‫التى‬ ‫الزهور‬ ‫بعبير‬‫الطريق‬ ‫على‬ ‫بجانبكم‬ ‫التى‬ ‫الزهور‬ ‫بعبير‬
  18. 18. Take the time to send this messageTake the time to send this message to all your friends Who have ato all your friends Who have a crackedcracked side…side… And God knows how manyAnd God knows how many we are!!!we are!!! ‫وال‬ ‫أصدقائك‬ ‫كل‬ ‫الى‬ ‫الرسالة‬ ‫هذه‬ ‫أرسل‬‫وال‬ ‫أصدقائك‬ ‫كل‬ ‫الى‬ ‫الرسالة‬ ‫هذه‬ ‫أرسل‬ ‫لها‬ ‫أحتياج‬ ‫فى‬ ‫هو‬ ‫من‬ ‫يعلم‬‫لها‬ ‫أحتياج‬ ‫فى‬ ‫هو‬ ‫من‬ ‫يعلم‬