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Story To Reflect Upon 147, 148.

Story To Reflect Upon 147, 148.

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Story To Reflect Upon 147

The Wall A man was once chased by several tribesmen who wanted to kill him. The man entered into a cave to hide himself. The tribesmen started looking for him in the many caves in the area. In great desperation the man prayed to God, “Oh God, send down two angels and seal the entrance of the cave so that the tribesmen cannot enter and kill me. The tribesmen were fast approaching the cave where he was. The man then saw a little spider starting to weave a web at the entrance of the cave.. The man again prayed, this time more desperately: !ord, I did not ask for a spider. "ow can it protect me# $lease place a strong wall at the entrance so that the men cannot enter to kill me. "e opened his eyes e%pecting to see a wall sealing the entrance. Instead he saw the little spider weaving its spider web. The tribesmen were already entering the neighboring cave . &oon they wo'ld find him in this cave and kill him death. Tho'ghts of disappointment with God went thro'gh the man(s mind. )hen the tribesmen stood in front of the cave where the man was in, the little spider had already covered the whole entrance with its web. The man then heard the chief of the tribesmen say, “This cave has spider webs. *obody has entered this one. +ome let(s move on to the other caves., Reflection * There is a reason for happenings. One should not underestimate things, thinking they are useless. One can never tell for sure. * One should have strong faith in one’s own prayers.

Story To Reflect Upon 148
A Choice A beggar once asked Ibrahim ibn Al Adham for charity. Ibrahim told him, I-ll give yo' better than that. come with me. Ibrahim bro'ght the beggar to see a merchant, and asked him to find a /ob for the beggar. As Ibrahim was well tr'sted, the merchant did not hesitate to give some merchandises to the beggar and asked him to travel and sell them in another city. A few days later, Ibrahim fo'nd the beggar still in a miserable condition. s'rprised, he asked him abo't the matter. The beggar informed him, )hile traveling, I fo'nd a blind eagle in the desert, and I was very c'rio's how it got food tho'gh it was blind. I observed it for some time, and, to my big s'rprise, another eagle came by and fed it. Th's, I said to myself, “Ah, whoever took care of that blind eagle in this desert will also take care of me0 I ret'rned to the city and gave the merchant back his goods. Ibrahim, after reflection, asked him, 1't tell me, why did yo' choose to be the blind eagle, not the other one, who co'ld fly, chase, and take care of others# Unknown Author Reflection: * How often have we been conquered by the forces of la iness, mental sloth and torpor and foolish delusions! * "et us learn to be more self#reliant, industrious, determined and persevering ...these are hallmarks of a dignified and worthy human being. * $ay we choose to live a meaningful and worthy life of developing our wisdom and reaching out to the more unfortunate ones. * %ffort, energy, patience and mindful striving on are essential in walking the spiritual path.

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