disciple walked with his master, when a storm hit them and it was getting dark
found a farm where there lived a very poor family, which welcomed them to spend
the night .
only had a cow. It was their only supply. It was their only livelihood.
dined with the little food that the family had. And they offered them their
morning, when everybody woke up, they found the cow was dead. What a horrible
disgrace! That family had nothing more to survive! Without the cow they would all
pupil asked the teacher to help them. He’d seen him do many things for others
less kind, and these people deserved it more than anyone.
But the master
walked to their destination, the disciple could not understand his teacher .
And again and again he repeated the same. "I do not understand why you
have not helped them.... "
and tired of listening to his disciple replied: "You know how the cow died?
I killed her"
disciple could not utter a word ... How could his master have done something so
cruel? He could not understand ... And he was very angry, and he was very sad
passed, and the master returned with his disciple to the farm. They found that
this family that was very poor before was now living in abundance. They had a
great harvest of vegetables, chickens, horses, pigs, ....
disciple could not believe what I was seeing. And he asked the owner how they
managed to have all that he was seeing.
good man told him that after death of the cow, they had to manage to survive.
And because of this, they discovered that they were very good at doing other
things apart from keeping a cow.
disciple knew his teacher. "You did this do to help them. Thank you wise
when bad things happen, we do not realize that they have a purpose for our own good.
All the limitations we have are a bridge to achieve a greater good. To develop
our potential. To achieve goals. To learn. To be better. To grow ....
change in your favor, can only reached after crossing the hardness of falling .
Only in the
vicissitudes of life, we excel. It is called Resilience.
cow dies, don’t fall. You will find new ways to sustain and move on with more
strength and security to your fulfillment.