Saturday, January 30, 2010

Used vs Loved

While a man is polishing his new car,
his 4 years old son picked up a stone,
and scratched lines on the side of the car.
In anger, the man took the child's hand
and hit it many times not realizing
he was using a wrench.

At the hospital, the child lost all his fingers
due to multiple fractures.

When the child saw the father.....
with painful eyes he asked, "Dad, when will my fingers grow back?"
The man was so hurt and speechless;
he went back to his car and kicked it many times.

Devastated by his own actions.....
he sat in front of that car and look at the scratches;
his son had written 'LOVE YOU DAD'
The next day that man committed suicide.

Anger and Love have no limits
choose the latter to have a beautiful, lovely life
and remember this:
Things are to be used and People are to be loved
The problem in today's world is that
people are used while things are loved

Let's try to keep this in mind
Things are to be used
People are to be loved

Watch your thoughts, they become words.
Watch your words, they become actions.
Watch your actions, they become habits.
Watch your habits, they become character;
Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.

I saw the story above while waiting in a kindergarden. Made me realised how important it is for us to be mindful of our thoughts, words and actions constantly.

May we be blessed with wisdom to do what is wholesome, and patience to restrain what is unwholesome.

Read The Buddha's teachings on anger here.


ThreeLilly said...

Hi Charles,

I was googling life lessons and found your blog. It's good that you write about your emotion.

I have a blog about searching life lessons in movies. if you have time maybe you could take a look.

Angel said...

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Marcelo said...

He tenido el atrevimiento de copiar su artículo para transmitírselo a mis alumnos. Espero realmente que contribuya a la reflexión y a convertirlos en mejores seres humanos.
M. Carámbula

Charles Wong said...

Estimado Marcelo,
Usted es la mayoría la bienvenida a copiar o compartir artículos aquí. Les escribo para compartir mi experiencia de vida con la esperanza de que inspire a otros tanto como me ha inspirado. Puede estar bien y feliz.

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