“It has been my philosophy
of life that
Two wayfarers lost their way in the desert. They were two days without food or water and were almost dead. The vegetation cover is sparse to almost nonexistent. At last these two friends came to the shade of a palm tree near an oasis. It was going to be dark as the sun was setting. The tree was bare, but they found that under to it was laying a small silken bag.
"Oh, kind God!!" one exclaimed, "there may be some dates or dried fruit in the bag and that will save us from immediate death." He opened the bag feverishly but he let out a gasp: "My God, there are only colourful stones! They may be valuable in market prices but right now, the bag bears no value to us."
But the other said, “No friend, we should not overlook it. We must keep it with us. When we get out of the desert, this little bag will bring us a huge fortune. You can not ignore TOMORROW.”
“Tomorrow?? Who knows whether we can still be alive tonight or not? Besides, it’s not ours. Let it be under the tree, where it was. Instead, let’s pray to the Almighty if we can get a little support to prolong our life span.”
The other friend accepted the proposal but not whole heartedly. He too was dying out of starvation and tiredness but still he could not resist himself from the greed of taking the precious colourful gems.
Being weary out of dreadful tiredness, the honest man smiled and whispered to his friend “Always place your trust in God and let your soul be brave, honest and humble. The Almighty will always do with you what is right and true.”