31 January 2007

What Is Love ? What Is Marriage ?

A student asks a teacher, "What is love?" The teacher said, "in order to answer your question, go to the padi field and choose the biggest padi and come back.

But the rule is: you can go through them only once and cannot turn back to pick."

The student went to the field, go thru first row, he saw one big padi, but he wonders....may be there is a bigger one later. Then he saw another bigger one... but may be there is an even bigger one waiting for him.

Later, when he finished more than half of the padi field, he start to realize that the padi is not as big as the previous one he saw, he know he has missed the biggest one, and he regretted !!!! So, he ended up went back to the teacher with empty handed.

The teacher told him, "...this is love... you keep looking for a better one, but when later you realize, you have already miss the person...."

"What is marriage then?" the student asked.

The teacher said, "in order to answer your question, go to the corn field and choose the biggest corn and come back.

But the rule is: you can go through them only once and cannot turn back to pick.

"The student went to the corn field, this time he is careful not to repeat the previous mistake, when he reach the middle of the field, he has picked one medium corn that he feel satisfy, and come back to the teacher.

The teacher told him, "this time you bring back a corn.... you look for one that is just nice, and you have faith and believe this is the best one you get.... this is marriage."

Believe...And as you believe, you will find reaching gets easier, setbacks get more manageable, life becomes more meaningful.

"You must look within for value, but must look beyond for perspective." - Dennis Waitley

2 comments:

Heather in Beautiful British Columbia said...

NOW we're linked - sorry, I guess it didn't work the first time, but all is well in the world this morning :)

her indoors said...

that is a different way to try and explain what love and marriage is for sure. i found love 27 years ago and marriage followed and i still love my man