Story To Reflect
                                       Upon 11




A woman bought a parrot to keep her company but return...
STORY TO
                                   REFLECT
                                    UPON 12

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Story To Reflect Upon 11, 12

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Two Stories with LIFE Lessons to reflect upon to grow in Wisdom.

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Story To Reflect Upon 11, 12

  1. 1. Story To Reflect Upon 11 A woman bought a parrot to keep her company but returned it the next day. "This bird doesn't talk," she told the owner. "Does he have a mirror in his cage?" he asked. "Parrots love mirrors. They see their reflection and start a conversation." The woman bought a mirror and left. The next day she returned; the bird still wasn't talking. "How about a ladder? Parrots love ladders. A happy parrot is a talkative parrot." The woman bought a ladder and left. But the next day, she was back. "Does your parrot have a swing? No? Well, that's the problem. Once he starts swinging, he'll talk up a storm." The woman reluctantly bought a swing and left. When she walked into the store the next day, her countenance had changed. "The parrot died," she said. The pet store owner was shocked. "I'm so sorry. Tell me, did he ever say a word?" he asked. "Yes, right before he died," the woman replied. "In a weak voice, he asked me, 'Don't they sell any food at that pet store?'" Reflection Sometimes people forget the main thing. Do you know what your real priorities in life are? ~ Author Unknown ~
  2. 2. STORY TO REFLECT UPON 12 Are you doing Something? A man distraught by all the pain and suffering he saw all around him broke down and banged his fists into the dirt. His head turned upward and he yelled at his God. "Look at this mess. Look at all this pain and suffering. Look at all this killing and hate. God. Oh God! WHY DON'T YOU DO SOMETHING!!" And his God spoke to him and said "I did. I sent you." Reflection * As long as we are in this Samsaric world ( the cycle of conditioned existence ... birth, suffering, ageing. death, rebirth ...), we have to face the 8 worldly conditions of happiness & sorrow, gain & loss, praise & blame, honour & dishonour . That's the Way things are. * Instead of always complaining, blaming and being negative about the way things sometimes go, why don't we chart our lives as follows : # Develop our minds to get rid of greed, anger, hatred, and delusion. We will then attain peace and freedom of the mind. # Go forth and do something to relieve the suffering of the less fortunate. # Do something to make our Earth a better place to live in.

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