Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Before Complaining

    A King went out to sea when a great storm arose. One of the slaves
    on board began to cry out and wail in fear, for he had never been on a
    ship before. His crying was so loud and prolonged that it annoyed
    everyone in the ship, and the maharaja wanted him thrown overboard.
    But his chief advisor, who was a sage, said, ‘No. Let me deal with the
    man. I think I can cure him.’ With that he ordered some of the sailors
    to hurl the man into the sea. No sooner was he in the sea than the
    poor slave began to scream in terror and thrash out wildly. In a few
    seconds the advisor ordered him hauled back in. Now the slave lay
    quietly in a corner. When the King asked his advisor for the
    reason he replied, ‘We never realize how lucky we are till the
    situation gets worse.’

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