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Syed Kaleem Ali

Children Stories Classics Others


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Syed Kaleem Ali

Children Stories Classics Others


Creator's Calculation

Creator's Calculation

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Once, two persons were sitting near a temple and chit-chatting. It was getting dark and cloudy. By then another person came there and asked if he can join them. They said 'oh with pleasure'.

They were talking like friends. Then it started to rain. They were stuck. The third guy felt hungry and told the other two. Oh, we too are hungry they said.


He has 3 rotis and I have 5 rotis - Let all of us share - said the second guy.

Then a question arose as to how to share 8 rotis among three of them.


The first person suggested that let's make three pieces out of each roti. Then 3x8 we will have 24 pieces. Then we three can have 8 pieces each. Everyone liked the idea.

They made 24 pieces and ate 8 pieces each and satisfied their hunger and all slept off.


In the morning the third person thanked the two persons for allowing him to spend time with them and felt grateful to them for sharing rotis and being helpful. Out of happiness he gave 8 gold coins to them and left his way.


After he left the first person said ok, let's share 4 coins each and let's go.

The second person said since I shared 5 rotis I should get 5 gold coins and you gave 3 rotis you should get only 3 gold coins.


Slowly the arguments grew and ended up in big fight. They went to the Village Head for justice. The Head said leave the coins with me and I will think over and give judgement next day.


In the night God appears in the dream of the Village head and asks him what justice he is going to deliver in the morning. Village head said the second person's stand of 5:3 appears logical to him.


To that God laughed and said you did not carefully analyse their narration. God said as per My justice first person must get one gold coin only and second person must get 7 gold coins!!


Village head was surprised.


God explained:


The first person no doubt made nine pieces out of his three rotis but ate off 8 pieces himself and shared one piece only.

Second person made 15 pieces and gave away 7 pieces for sharing.


Hence 1:7 sharing is My calculation and My Justice.


Next day Village Head accordingly delivered the Justice and explained the rationale.


From the above story, we need to understand the way we look at things and God looks at things is totally different. From what we have and from out of it how much we are willing to share with others is what God looks at.


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