Green World (Wisdom)


There was once a king who was bothered by severe eye pain. He consulted several physicians for treatment, but to no avail. He consumed heavy doses of drugs and took many many drug injections.

But the pain persisted. At last he was desperate. Someone told him about a monk who was a supposed expert in curing the incurable diseases through strange yet simple methods. The king immediately sent for the monk.

After listening to the king, the monk seemed to understand the problem. He advised the king that for sometime he should concentrate only on green colors and must not let his sight fall on any other colors.

The King hired a group of painters to paint the entire palace green. He purchased several barrels of green paint and ordered that every object in sight be painted green.

A few days passed. The monk returned to the palace to see how the king had fared. The King’s servants ran up to him with buckets of green paint and poured on him, covering the monk head to foot in green paint. Since the monk was wearing red robes, they couldn’t let the monk in front of their master.

The monk was taken aback at first. But then the entire situation became clear to him and he couldn’t hold his laughter. The monk said “If only you had purchased a pair of green spectacles, worth nothing compared to what you’ve spent already, you could have saved these walls and trees and pots and all other articles and also could have saved a large share of your fortune. You cannot paint the entire world green.”

Change your perspective and you’ll find that the world changes with it. It is foolish to try to mold the world, mold yourself instead.

Author: Elan. Concept – From the Internet (Copy /Reprint not allowed without written permission)

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