Being the good soil for the Sower! by Celeste Dean, India

Being the good soil for the Sower!

by Celeste Dean, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Once upon a time, a sower went out to sow seeds. And as he sowed, some seeds fell along the path, and the birds came and took them away. Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and immediately they sprang up, since they had no depth of soil, but when the sun rose they were scorched. And since they had no root, they withered away. Other seeds fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them. Other seeds fell on good soil and produced grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.

As the story tells us, our hearts are those soil where the saints and Gods people sowed the seeds of faith, love and brotherhood since centuries. Sometimes these seeds fell on the hearts of people who could'nt care, for them their own goodwill and prosperity was more important than the prosperity of humanity. For them it was just another saint, just another tradition to live a life in this world. A mode of survival in the society.

There are others who have made up their minds not to change, they are the rocky grounds who do not have any soil to let the seed flourish. The seeds were taken away by birds of anger, selfishness, cowardness and hatred. They fell in the hearts of people with little faith in the trial times and fell victims to their circumstances and the seeds of faith could not endure in them. Their minds become so conditioned to the baises of caste, creed, religion and culture that the seeds of faith, love and brotherhood wither away.

And then there are hearts with bitterness in them, the ones who carry the baggage of their miseries and the bitterness is so much that it clouds the seeds of peace and happiness that the teachings of faith and love bring with them. The thorns of bitterness grow and choke them up.

But there are those hearts which are craving for peace, the good soil which welcomes the sower, the saint and the seeds of love, faith and brotherhood, he brings along with him. They absorb the seeds and make them fruitfull in their lives by displaying the character of a saint. And through them more seeds are sown and more good harvest is produced.

We need to be the good soil in the company of saints where the God knowledge is sowed as a seed and brings fruit in our lives, enlightens and brings love to other people's life and in turn creates a peace loving, humble and God loving world.

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