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02-26-2004, 12:41 AM
The cracked pot

Once upon a time there was a man whose job was to bring water from the stream to his Master's house. The man carried the water from the stream in two clay pots. He hung the pots on each end of a pole, which he carried across his shoulders, to and from the stream many times a day.

One of the clay pots was perfect in every way for its purpose. The other pot was exactly like the first one, but it had a crack in it and it leaked. When the water bearer reached his Master's house, the perfect pot was always full, and the cracked pot was always half full.

The perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments, and it boasted loudly. It criticized the cracked pot for its failures, and reminded it that despite his efforts, the water bearer could only deliver half a pot of water due to his cracks. The poor cracked pot was ashamed of its imperfections, and was miserable that it could only accomplish half of what it was supposed to do.

One day the cracked pot spoke to the water bearer. "I want to apologize to you. Because of my cracked side I've only been able to deliver half of the water to your Master's home, and you don't get the full value from your efforts."

The water bearer smiled on the cracked pot, and in his compassion he said, "As we return to the Master's house, I want you to notice the beautiful flowers along the path."

Indeed as they climbed the path from the river to the Master's mansion the cracked pot took notice of the sun warming the beautiful flowers along one side of the path, and it felt somewhat brighter. But when they reached their destination and the water in the half-empty pot was poured out, his sadness returned. "Thank you for trying to cheer me up with the beautiful flowers, water bearer," The pot spoke. " But I still must apologize for my failure."

The water bearer said, "Dear pot, you haven't understood what I was trying to show you. Did you notice that the flowers only grew on your side of the path? That's because of your crack. I planted flower seeds on your side of the path, and everyday as we walked from the stream the water that leaks from your pot has watered them. I could have got a new pot, but I preferred to gather the flowers, and with them to bless many tables."

~~~Source: Unknown~~~

02-26-2004, 02:01 AM
many thanks from a crack... er.. a cracked.. er.. a broken pot.. :)

Good one Reks !

03-08-2004, 09:07 AM
very nice reks........

03-08-2004, 09:13 AM
very very very nice reks.... the moral behind this story for me personally would be....
"do not be ashamed of your weaknesses that others may look down upon u .... see what u can accomplish by transforming the weakness to your strength" :)

03-08-2004, 09:24 AM
Cool One..i remember reading it before...as well..how? when

03-08-2004, 10:05 PM
reks yakkov,

touching story ! :clap: :clap:

a super way to look at the brighter side of life ! :)

03-08-2004, 10:39 PM

Very nice story with two morals as I see. :D :D

1. What we percieve as weaknesses are not weaknesses. Every thing has a purpose and it is just that we dont know the purpose if we think there is a weakness in us.

2. Even what what we percieve as weakness can be capitalised into strength in some other domain or way.

Reks, intha story maathiri tell a story in the debate also. appuram paarungo unga katchikku strenghai. :lol:


03-08-2004, 11:43 PM
it was a nice one...

03-09-2004, 04:17 AM
thanks everyone :D

Anai, enga kitta thaan sooper dooper facts irukae.. ungaluku venum'na innum koncham kathai eduthu tharatuma :sm12:

03-09-2004, 04:55 AM
hey reks..nice post....good moral...from reading this..i'm getting the idea..that....there is a reason for everything....even if we may not knwo it at the precise moment! anywas..good job. :clap:

03-09-2004, 05:17 AM
Elloru sonnanala nanun chollavendiatha pochuthu...

hey reks, good one ;)

03-09-2004, 09:29 AM
ha haaaaa excelent