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Saturday, April 3, 2010

The window through which we look

ClotheslineA young couple moves into a new neighborhood.

The next morning while they are eating breakfast, the young woman sees her neighbor hanging the wash outside.
‘That laundry is not very clean’, she said. She doesn’t know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs better laundry soap.’

Her husband looked on, but remained silent.

Every time her neighbor would hang her wash to dry, the young woman would make the same comments.

About one month later, the woman was surprised to see a nice clean wash on the line and said to her husband: ‘Look, she has learned how to wash correctly. I wonder who taught her this?’

The husband said, ‘I got up early this morning and cleaned our windows.’

And so it is with life. What we see when watching others depends on the purity of the window through which we look.

4 inspired and motivated:

Niraj said...

Exactly...this wat happens when we see others fault and forget how clean we are.


BoogieMonsterMan said...

I got this in an emai..loved it :] very powerful and moving.

Also goes to show how before blaming others, humein apne giribaan mein jhaankna chahiye

eye-in-sty-in said...

very true message.... :-)

Jack said...

A D,

Read pending posts. Loved the one on Maturity and this one. How true, we need to clean our mind to see the purity of the world.

Take care

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