Story of the week…

Early one morning, before sunrise, a fisherman went to a river. On the bankhe felt something underfoot, and found it to be a small sack of stones. Hepicked up the sack, and putting his net aside, squatted on the bank toawait the sunrise. He was waiting for dawn to break in order to start hisday’s work. Lazily he picked a stone out of the bag and threw it into thewater. Then he cast another stone and then another. In the absence ofanything else to do, he kept tossing the stones into the water, one by one.Slowly the sun rose and it became light. By that time he had thrown all thestones away except one; the last stone lay in his palm. His heart almostfailed him when he saw, by daylight, what he held in his hand. It was agem! In the darkness, he had thrown a whole sack of them away! What had helost unknowingly! Full of remorse, he cursed himself. He sobbed and cried,almost out of his mind with grief.He had accidentally stumbled upon enough wealth to enrich his life manytimes over, but unknowingly, and in the darkness, he had lost it. Yet in away he was fortunate: still one gem was left; the light had dawned beforehe had thrown it away too. Generally, most people are not even thatfortunate.There is darkness all around and time is fleeting. The sun has not yetrisen and we have already wasted all life’s precious gems. Life is a vasttreasure trove, and man does nothing with it but throw it away. By the timewe have realized the importance of life, we have whiled it away. Thesecret, the mystery, the bliss, the deliverance, heaven — all is lost. Andone’s life is spent.  ~OshoMany blessings to you,

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