Those who Sleep on the Floor are not Afraid of Falling From the Bed by Navtesh Nihal, UK

Those who Sleep on the Floor are not Afraid of Falling From the Bed

by Navtesh Nihal, London, UK

Dear friends no matter how strong the wind blew, no matter how fierce the storm reged, the large oak tree stood firm. The reed, however, swayed and bent with the slightest breeze.

"Look at me." Bellowed the oak tree to the reed. "I stand firm beautiful and strong. You are so week that the slightest breeze makes you move; and no one admires you because you are too ugly."

One day, however, when the sun shone through the clouds, two woodsmen came by with axes on their shoulders. When they reached the oak tree, they stopped and began to cut it down: they needed the wood to build a house. The great oak tree withstood many blows as the axes dug deep into its side. At last, it could take no more and, with a mighty groan, toppled to the ground.

The reed watched silently. "Poor old oak," it whispered, as the large tree was dragged away. "It was so proud."

My dear saints the moral of this tiny story is that pride comes before fall. Similarly, young pals, Nirankari Baba Hardev Singh Ji has mentioned in one of his discourses, "those who sleep on the floor, are not afraid of falling from their beds".

We must remain humble in our everyday lives, because as well all know, "pride comes before al fall." All the great souls of the past and present have thought us to live humbly and regard others good and greater.

Some one is greater if he looks at his own bad points and good points of others. this way we can improve our lives by learning from other people and following in their footstep as there is room for improvement.

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