The Two Villages


Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, came with one of his disciples into a village where most of the people were very nice, sweet, generous and religious. Nanak and his disciple were extremely happy to see this village where people were so pious. Nanak was very pleased. He said, "Let this place be extinguished. Let this place have no existence."


"How can you do this?" said his disciple. "This is such a wonderful village! All the villagers are so devoted to God. Is this how you show your compassion?"


Then Nanak took the disciple to another village where the people were corrupt and evil and there was all kinds of fighting and quarreling. Nanak said, "I wish this village to prosper." "What is this? This is the place that deserves to be destroyed and you are saying it should prosper!"


Nanak replied, "Look here. I said that the first place should be destroyed. This is why:


The people there are so good, so spiritual. When the village is destroyed, those people will be scattered. One will go to one village, another to another village, another to some other place, so that each person will be able to spread his good qualities. In destruction good will be spread, so therefore, there is no real destruction.


In the second village, which is very bad, I said, let them prosper. Let them not go outside the boundaries of their own village or otherwise their evil will spread everywhere. Let them prosper here.


This is divine justice. If we go deep within we will see the larger reality and then we will understand the divine dispensation. Otherwise, we will be really confused."

What do you think?

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18 comments:

  1. Another inspirational post Surjit, Where do you find these ideas from? They are wonderful. Cheers.

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  2. Thanks Mahesha,for your kind words.Religious/inspirational literature is plenty in the markets/libraries etc.
    Good luck.

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  3. When we are concentrating so much on what's going well and what's not going well in our lives, we sometimes fail to see the bigger picture.

    In the grand scheme of things, if God put you to it, He will help you get through it. another thoughtful post Surjit. thank you for sharing.

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  4. Yes Sophiagurl,I agree with your insightful views.
    Thanks for your participation.
    Good luck.

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  5. I disagree. Leave the peaceful village and destroy the evil one. Works every time.

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  6. ... this reminds me of the story of `Moses and the fisherman... sometimes things happen and at he time they do we are just devastated and can't understand why? and then later the wisdom unfolds and we are so happy that we didn't get everything wee wished for!!!!!

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  7. Hi Surjit...

    Very thought provoking post!

    I believe healing always starts with an individual or a small community whose spirit spreads forth, and in destruction is growth!

    Very lovely thought to ponder Surjit.. thank you my friend,

    jen

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  8. i couldn't help but think when i read this for the first time this morning,, that i wonder if that is why there is such a heavy congregation of people in the huge cities thru out the world.. i m sure it is only a coincidence.. but the thought is still there......

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  9. Hi Surjit,

    If you are willing to seek the Wisdom, do compare your story posted with this passage from the bible:

    John 12:24 - Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain.

    Blessings

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  10. There is a divine order in the midst of the everyday chaos that we face. It take effort, experience and the mellowing effect of time for one to come to see.

    Thanks for the inspiring post Surjit!

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  11. Thanks Loving Annie,for sharing your thoughts.
    Blessings.

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  12. Yes Random Magus,you are perfectly right:
    .....'and then later the wisdom unfolds and we are so happy that we didn't get everything wee wished for!'
    We have to have complete faith in His Will.
    Thanks for sharing your valuable thoughts.
    Good luck.

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  13. Very truthful thought:
    ....'and in destruction is growth!...

    Thanks Jennifer,for sharing your words of wisdom.
    Blessings.

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  14. ....'but the thought is still there..'
    This is first sign towards spiritualism..
    Thanks Paisley,for your sharing your meaningful views.
    Good luck.

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  15. Thanks Sam Chan, for sharing your insightful thoughts.
    Quote from The Bible is really valuable.
    Blessings.

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  16. Great words of wisdom:
    ...'There is a divine order in the midst of the everyday chaos that we face. It take effort, experience and the mellowing effect of time for one to come to see...'

    RivKaz,I have great admiration for your insight.Thanks and God bless you.

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  17. You have put this this so simply. I have understood this for a long time. I also think that the ones who overcome more trials in this life are sometimes the most blessed. Because God is working to teach them more and more. It is odd to that you wrote on this subject this week. I posted the theory of The 17 steps of a hero this week. and, it explains this very same thing. One must pass through the threshold,meet the challenge, and learn from it. So that they are better prepared for God to take them to an even higher plain of consciousness. Wonderful post surjit. If you read the post....then you know at least who some of my 5 people are. Jackie

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  18. Thanks Shinade,for sharing your valuable views.I have gone through your post 17 steps to a Hero.It is quite insightful post.Thanks for giving us such excellent thoughts.
    My best wishes.

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