Saturday, March 27, 2010

Two of us within us

An old man is teaching his grandson about life:

' A fight is going on inside me, and a terrible fight between two wolves. One is evil - anger, envy, regret, sorrow, revenge, falsehood, self doubt, ego, and lies.

"The other is good - joy, peace, happiness, love, affection, praise, truth, trust, compassion, confidence, good and faith."

And he continues saying - " And this fight is going inside you and inside every other person, too."

The grandson thought about it for a moment and then asked the grandfather,
"Which one will win?"

The grandfather replied " The one you feed."

16 comments:

Enchanted Oak said...

So true that what you allow to roost in your head is what governs your behavior and your state of mind. If I feed my negativity, my negativity grows. If I feed my compassion and gratitude, they grow. I'm grateful today that I have a choice in the matter.

Ugich Konitari said...

Wonderful post ! And coincidentally, I read something else along the same lines here....

Just thought it would be of interest to you !

Neha said...

oh my..this was amazing..wonderful wonderful post.. :)

Debra L. Schubert said...

Brilliant, simply brilliant. I'm tweeting this post. ;-)

Samyukta said...

Loved it Sir. Another class act from you. How have you been? Hope you are fully alright now! Been praying for you.

sm said...

Wonderful post

Neha Phanse said...

Tha last 4 words-sum up our existence,relations,reactions to situations and hence our outlook towards life. So simple, yet so profound! thanks for keeping me grounded!!

Babli said...

Absolute wonderful and brilliant post. Very thoughtful post conveying a good message.

Kavi said...

Super sir ! All of us need to ask this question to ourselves !

Lovely !

nsiyer said...

Thanks Enchanted Oak - what we focus on - expands.

I read the one on Rama and Ravana and its wonderful. Brilliant and thanks Ugich Konitari.

Thanks Neha

nsiyer said...

Debrah, you may tweet and take it across the globe.

Samyukta, thanks. I am fine and much better. Thanks for your prayers. Trust you are doing great.

Thanks SM.

nsiyer said...

Thanks Neha for coming over. I am happy with your comments. Take care.

Thanks Babli for your comments. Its wonderful.

Thanks Kavi. You and your comments always looked forward to.

nsiyer said...

Thanks Neha for coming over. I am happy with your comments. Take care.

Thanks Babli for your comments. Its wonderful.

Thanks Kavi. You and your comments always looked forward to.

Dinesh babu said...

Loved your simple way of putting it. Good one! The most trickiest of instruments man has ever played with is his mind!

angmat22 said...

An excellent post reminding everyone to feed positive thoughts. It reminds me another conversation between Grand father and Grand son.
One day a little boy asking his Grandpa with his hands closed, whether the butterfly in his hand is dead or alive.
For that Grandpa responded, "It's in your hand".
It's the choice everyone make.

Greener Bangalore said...

lol Sir ;)