The Value Of Life


"There was a farmer who grew superior quality and award-winning corn.Each year he entered his corn in the state fair where it won honor and prizes.

One year a newspaper reporter interviewed him and learnt something interesting about how he grew it. The reporter discovered that the farmer shared his seed corn with his neighbors."How can you afford to share your best seed corn with your neighborswhen they are entering corn in competition with yours each year?"the reporter asked."Why sir, " said the farmer, "didn't you know? The wind picks up pollen from the ripening corn and swirls it from field to field. If my neighbors grow inferior, sub-standard and poor quality corn,cross-pollination will steadily degrade the quality of my corn.If I am to grow good corn, I must help my neighbors grow good corn."

The farmer gave a superb insight into the connectedness of life. His corn cannot improve unless his neighbor's corn also improves. So it is in the other dimensions! Those who choose to be at harmony must help their neighbors and colleagues to be at peace. Those who choose to live well must help others to live well.
The value of a life is measured by the lives it touches.Success does not happen in isolation. It is very often a participative and collective process.
So share the good quality corn..... "
Source:(An E-mail message by Saunzsilly)

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30 comments:

  1. So very true Surjit...so very true. However, there are some who will sow bad seed intentionally to do harm. So I guess in this we disagree. Because there must be good sowers yes...but, there also must be ones who strive to stop the bad seed sowers. Even as God chose David and many.many more as warriors...he still chooses his warriors, and, then unto us he gives us you the barer of peace. So that we may continue also to carry forward in our assigned task.

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  2. Yes Moondanzer,you are right.But we should not follow....'there are some who will sow bad seed intentionally to do harm....'
    Thanks for sharing your valuable views.My best wishes.

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  3. That was beautiful, Surjit ! And by that very principle, your blog touches us all with beauty and peace ! Blessings to you ---

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  4. Many many thanks Loving Annie,for your encouraging words and blessings.
    My best wishes to you.

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  5. Awesome story Surjit! It truly illustrates how important it is for us to be good and kind to one another. Everything we do or say reverberates through the world and effects all of us in some way.

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  6. Hi Surjit..

    Very lovely story. Simple and pure and profound.

    We are not separate... when we hurt another we hurt ourselves, when bring love and care to another we heal ourselves.

    Thank you for this beautiful truth!

    Jen

    Ohhh also... I tagged you on my goodness site! :-)

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  7. I have come to read again. And, I think that I will do my very best to finally lay down my sword. Instead of fight I will strive to turn the other cheek. I do not want to become what I am fighting. There did I get it? I think I did. Thank you so much Surjit. You are a blessing in my life. Now I must decide how I will go forward from here.

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  8. Oh yes I do so hope that you will read my posting today. As I think you will see that I am in fact if not lying down my sword...I am at least placing it in it's sheath. And, only God knows where I will go forth from here....but, I do know the road will be much smoother. Thank you Surjit...for a wonderful blessing!

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  9. ...'We are not separate... when we hurt another we hurt ourselves, when bring love and care to another we heal ourselves...'

    Thanks Jennifer.You have summed up my post in beautiful pearls of wisdom.
    I am grateful to you for your continuous support and tagging me.
    Good luck.

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  10. I agree with your words of wisdom Desiree: '...Everything we do or say reverberates through the world and effects all of us in some way...'
    Thanks for sharing your insightful views and support.
    My best wishes.

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  11. Thanks Moondanzer,for your nice words.My best wishes are always with you.

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  12. I have read your beautiful post and have left my comments.I fully agree with your point of view.You are a wonderful person.
    My best wishes.

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  13. Hi Surjit, very nice story, made me smile. I'll try to follow your advice, though sometimes it seems hard because, like Moondanzer said, some people try to make things more difficult for us while we're only trying to help and get along. But as you say, we shouldn't do the same thing, just keep doing what we're doing, and we're the ones who'll be fine in the end :)
    Take care,
    W.

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  14. '...just keep doing what we're doing, and we're the ones who'll be fine in the end..'
    I fully endorse your positive thoughts,Wonder.You are blessed with noble heart.
    Thanks for sharing your valuable views.Mt best wishes.

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  15. excellent post... and its theory spills off into every aspect of life... even blogging....

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  16. You are perfectly right,Paisley.The message of the story applies to...'even blogging'....
    Thanks for sharing your valuable thoughts.Good luck.

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  17. Nice philosophy and approach in life. The more you give, the more you receive and sharing it around sometimes may be more profitable than hoarding it to onself.

    Thanks for teaching us to be large-hearted and generous Surjit. ;)

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  18. Hi Surjit,
    Thanks for sharing this wonderful story!

    We ought to live in harmony with one another.

    Although in real life, many will not do what the farmer in the story does. Anyway, maybe more of this kind of stories will helps to change some.

    "A man's true wealth is the good he does in this world."

    Best Wishes

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  19. Great words of wisdom:......
    'The more you give, the more you receive and sharing it around sometimes may be more profitable than hoarding it to onself'...
    Thanks CoolInsider, for sharing your insightful views.My best wishes.

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  20. I fully agree with your positive outlook:
    "A man's true wealth is the good he does in this world."
    Thanks Sam Chan, for sharing your valuable thoughts.My best wishes.

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  21. The splendor of truth. TM said, "no man is an island." The Book of Genesis said, " it is not good for man to be alone." Inspite of the beauty and peace of Eden, man still needs his kind to relate. We are entwined in the world's field that we draw life from the same soil and we have a mutually sustaining relationship to each other. As to the weeds that sprout and grow in the field, the Lord said, " allow the weeds to grow until the harvest, lest you pull out the wheat as well. It reminds me that I will never be God no matter how much I tried and I will forever be dependent on Him. My life must be a sacrament of grace. Great post surjit, I love it.

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  22. Great words of wisdom and truth.....
    'We are entwined in the world's field that we draw life from the same soil and we have a mutually sustaining relationship to each other'..
    Thanks Norie, for sharing your insightful views.Your thoughts are very inspirational.
    Best wishes.

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  23. You are doing a great job Surjit..
    Keep it up !

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  24. Thanks Sindhu,for your encouraging words.
    My best wishes.

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  25. hi there...great post as usual...for me when i read those meanigful words and this simple little story i was looking as the whole world ...as i want to tell the whole world if u want peace for your country... your neighbors also must be living in peace then ultimately the whole world will be in peace ...its vey inspiring my friend

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  26. Thanks Lilifxt,for your words of wisdom...
    'as i want to tell the whole world if u want peace for your country... your neighbors also must be living in peace then ultimately the whole world will be in peace ...'
    I am grateful to you for meaningful participation.
    I can't have access to your website.Pl see to it.
    My best wishes.

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  27. Good Wednesday morning Surjit ! How are you doing today ?

    Have you met Jennifer from 'Goodness Graciousness' yet ?

    She's got a really good blog, and an awesome meme (and normally I'm not into those things) on creating a vision for the world...

    I think you might really like it.. Titania Starlight and I both posted on it today, and you both linked the post to her so you can find her easily.

    I'd love to know your feedback, and read your vision for the world !

    Happy Wednesday !

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  28. Thanks Loving Annie,for the reminder.I am working on it.I shall do so very soon.
    Have a Nice time.

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  29. AnonymousJune 15, 2007

    Well said, its not a story but its a message to be spread and make people feel that why they are concern to their happiness and after doing this, they are not happy. When nature has not done any discripencies while spreading the charm and happiness, why people do the same.. I hope people will learn from this little story and will know the values of love and peace and they will spread same...

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  30. Very very true words:
    '...I hope people will learn from this little story and will know the values of love and peace and they will spread same..'
    Thanks Anonymous,for sharing your insightful views.My best wishes.

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