Stories that inspired me, Part -V (Do to others as –)

Had a day off, made a debt calculator in excel and studied NPER again. Mom is a true diet killer, she made kaju upma with desi ghee and I couldn’t resist it, so had a lot of khanna and little workout. Had 12 hrs of sleep and now back with the series of stories that inspired me, I have learned a lot from these small stories and try to apply it. Thanks for all the appreciation.

There was a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand talents was brought to him. Since he was not able to pay, the master ordered that he and his wife and his children and all that he had be sold to repay the debt.

The servant fell on his knees before him. ‘Be patient with me,’ he begged, ‘and I will pay back everything.’ The servant’s master took pity on him, canceled the debt and let him go. But when that servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii. He grabbed him and began to choke him. ‘Pay back what you owe me!’ he demanded. His fellow servant fell to his knees and begged him, ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay you back.’

But he refused. Instead, he went off and had the man thrown into prison until he could pay the debt. When the other servants saw what had happened, they were greatly distressed and went and told their master everything that had happened. Then the master called the servant in. ‘You wicked servant,’ he said, ‘I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to. Shouldn’t you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?’ In anger his master turned him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all he owed.

This story is not as interesting as many others but acts like a mirror. I have faced similar situations many times. (Sorry for taking a better position here, I am sure I also go wrong but at this blog I think I can take a little advantage, sorrrry). I had treated them very nicely when they joined work. I forgave their bigger mistake and never shown my anger. Always helped them improve. But when they get experience they fail to do the same and lose patience with their juniors. I get (nick-picked) silly silly complains by people who were at major fault at times and were allowed to sail smooth. I have defined mistakes in a different way and expected others to do the same. My seniors were kind to me and I tried to be the same as well. After traveling miles lets not forget the first step and the journey, help others make a better journey. Love you all!

6 thoughts on “Stories that inspired me, Part -V (Do to others as –)

  1. Kinkini

    One has to bear in mind that our past is the reflection of our future. Each new step forms the threshold for another. When we step on one should we forget to thank the previous for paving our way towards the new horizon?

    Thanks Aji for this wonderful story.

  2. Anindita

    Our music teacher always repeated this.. “Do to others, what you want others to do to You”.
    I try to follow it by being polite, cooperative, helpful. I esteem others values. Very true Sir, even I have faced so many things which gave me only one moral “change yourself”. I came across people, when you respect them they think they are superior, .. be polite to them they think they are dominant.
    Sometimes people become blind when they get position or respect and from that point of time they start disrespecting others…
    I do wonder.. should I change my values (for such people) ??
    Why don’t every one follow this.. “Do to others, what you want others to do to You”.

  3. Rana deep Bhattacharyya

    that is correct.after reading this story it made me realize that even i have been rude to someone which i shouldn’t be. I love this as this have made be realize that at times patience can work wonder’s and as some one said “To err is human”.I will keep that in mind.
    Thanks Aji.

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