A Single Glass of Water

Just after finishing dinner, with a quick swipe, the teacher intentionally knocked his glass of water onto the floor. Glass shattered everywhere, yet he remained calm.

Meanwhile, his student, Raha, became noticeably upset. With similar upset, an employee begrudgingly began to clean up the water and broken glass. Almost everybody in the restaurant was upset, except for the teacher.

While attempting to hide her anger, Raha asked: “Why did you do that?”

Her teacher replied, “What I do is far less important than what you do. Perhaps it might be more interesting to ask yourself why you feel the way you do right now.”

These words affected Raha so deeply that she was immediately moved to action. Raha helped the employee clean up the mess, and the more Raha helped, the less anger she felt. And the more the teacher watched, the more his eyes filled with tears.

After a few minutes, just as the table and floor had become clean, so had Raha’s heart. With immense gratitude, Raha bowed slightly to her teacher and then walked out the door.

What remained was no longer just a teacher, but rather, also a student once again seeking the Truth.

 

I hope you’ve enjoyed this story. I wish for you a wonderful day!

Just after finishing dinner, with a quick swipe, the teacher intentionally knocked his glass of water onto the floor. Glass shattered everywhere, yet he remained calm.

Meanwhile, his student, Raha, became noticeably upset. With similar upset, an employee begrudgingly began to clean up the water and broken glass. Almost everybody in the restaurant was upset, except for the teacher.

While attempting to hide her anger, Raha asked: “Why did you do that?”

Her teacher replied, “What I do is far less important than what you do. Perhaps it might be more interesting to ask yourself why you feel the way you do right now.”

These words affected Raha so deeply that she was immediately moved to action. Raha helped the employee clean up the mess, and the more Raha helped, the less anger she felt. And the more the teacher watched, the more his eyes filled with tears.

After a few minutes, just as the table and floor had become clean, so had Raha’s heart. With immense gratitude, Raha bowed slightly to her teacher and then walked out the door.

What remained was no longer just a teacher, but rather, also a student once again seeking the Truth.

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