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The bamboo

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A spiritual story between Man and GOD. Must go through with that.

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The bamboo

  1. 1. The BambooThe Bamboo
  2. 2. This is the story of the man,This is the story of the man, who was hopeless and wouldwho was hopeless and would like to quit his life.like to quit his life. Let’s see what God replied to him…
  3. 3. I wanted toI wanted to quit my lifequit my life!!!!!! One day I decided to quit.One day I decided to quit. I quit my job,I quit my job, my relationship, my spirituality...my relationship, my spirituality...
  4. 4. ““NOT TO QUIT?”NOT TO QUIT?” I went to the woods to haveI went to the woods to have one last talk with God,one last talk with God, ““Can you give meCan you give me one good reason…”one good reason…”
  5. 5. I gave them water.I gave them water. ““Look Around”Look Around” ““Do you see the fernDo you see the fern and the bamboo?and the bamboo?”” When I planted the fern and the bambooWhen I planted the fern and the bamboo seeds, I took very good care of them.seeds, I took very good care of them. I gave them light.
  6. 6. The fern quickly grew fromThe fern quickly grew from the earththe earth. Its brilliant green. Its brilliant green covered the floor.covered the floor. Yet nothing came fromYet nothing came from the bamboo seed.the bamboo seed. But I did not quitBut I did not quit on the bambooon the bamboo
  7. 7. In the second year the FernIn the second year the Fern grew more vibrant and plentiful.grew more vibrant and plentiful. Again, nothing came fromAgain, nothing came from the bamboo seed.the bamboo seed. But I did not quitBut I did not quit on the bambooon the bamboo
  8. 8. In the third year thereIn the third year there was still nothing fromwas still nothing from the bamboo seed.the bamboo seed. I wouldI would not quitnot quit on the bambooon the bamboo
  9. 9. In the fourth year thereIn the fourth year there was still nothing fromwas still nothing from the bamboo seed.the bamboo seed. II wouldwould not quitnot quit on the bambooon the bamboo
  10. 10. Then in the fifth yearThen in the fifth year AA tiny sprouttiny sprout emerged fromemerged from the earth.the earth.
  11. 11. Compared to the fern it wasCompared to the fern it was seemingly small and insignificantseemingly small and insignificant...... But justBut just 66 months later the bamboomonths later the bamboo RRose to overose to over 100100 feet tallfeet tall!!!!!!
  12. 12. It had spent the five yearsIt had spent the five years growing rootgrowing roots.s. Those roots made it strong andThose roots made it strong and gave it what it needed to survive.gave it what it needed to survive. I would not give anyI would not give any of my creationsof my creations A challenge itA challenge it could not handle!!!could not handle!!!
  13. 13. Did you know, my child, that all thisDid you know, my child, that all this time you have been struggling,time you have been struggling, You have actuallyYou have actually been growing roots!!!been growing roots!!!
  14. 14. I would not quitI would not quit on the bamboo.on the bamboo. I will neverI will never quit on you!!!quit on you!!!
  15. 15. Don't compare yourself to othersDon't compare yourself to others The bamboo had a differentThe bamboo had a different purpose than the fern...purpose than the fern... Yet, they both makeYet, they both make the forest beautifuthe forest beautiful.l. Your TimeYour Time Will Come!!!Will Come!!!
  16. 16. ““You will rise high!!!”You will rise high!!!” ““How high should I rise?”How high should I rise?” I asked.I asked. ““How high willHow high will the bamboo rise?”the bamboo rise?” ““As high as it can?”As high as it can?” I questioned.I questioned. ““Yes, give me gloryYes, give me glory by rising as high asby rising as high as you can!!!”you can!!!”
  17. 17. I left the forest and bring back this story.I left the forest and bring back this story. I hope these words can help you see thatI hope these words can help you see that even your God will never give up on you.even your God will never give up on you. He will neverHe will never give up on yougive up on you Never regretNever regret a day in your lifea day in your life Good days give youGood days give you happiness. Bad dayshappiness. Bad days give you experiences.give you experiences. Both areBoth are essential to life!!!essential to life!!!
  18. 18. Happiness keeps you Sweet,Happiness keeps you Sweet, But OnlyBut Only youryour Positive attitudePositive attitude KKeeps You Goingeeps You Going !!!!!! Trials keepTrials keep YYou Strong,ou Strong, Sorrows keep You Human,Sorrows keep You Human, Failures keepFailures keep YYou humbleou humble,, Success keeps You Glowing,Success keeps You Glowing, Thank You Very MuchThank You Very Much Rahul SaxenaRahul Saxena

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