Saturday, August 06, 2011

Saturday, time to relax....



Buddhis net has shared a wonderful story on Google+.

I want to share it here with you (on my yoga free day).

In Prison
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An old man lived alone in Punjab, India . He wanted to sow potato garden, but it was very hard work. His only son, who would have helped him, was in prison. The old man wrote a letter to his son and mentioned his situation:

Dear Son,

I am feeling pretty bad because it looks like I won't be able to plant my potato garden this year. I hate to miss doing the garden because your mother always loved planting time. I'm just getting too old to be digging up a garden plot. If you were here, all my troubles would be over.
I know you would dig the plot for me, if you weren't in prison.

Love,
Dad

Shortly, the old man received this telegram: "For Heaven's sake, Dad, don't dig up the garden!! That's where I buried the WEAPONS!!"

At 4 a.m. the next morning, a dozen secret Police agents and local police officers showed up and dug up the entire garden without finding any WEAPONS.

Confused, the old man wrote another note to his son telling him what happened, and asked him what to do next.
His son's reply was: "Go ahead and plant your potatoes, Dad. It's the best I could do for you from here."

6 comments:

Chris said...

I really enjoyed this story, thank you.

Ursula said...

Yep, wonderful story.

Maharani Dawn said...

Great story, thanks for posting.

Maharani Dawn said...

Great story, thanks for posting.

Marie said...

I love it!! Even when we feel powerless, maybe we still have the ability to make an impact and reach out to help others!

Namaste to you. Sorry it's been a while - I'll try to drop by more often!

Marie

Ursula said...

Hi Marie,

I'm happy to hear from you again. And you look gorgeous. Just checked your blogs and I see with joy that you're still writing.

All the best.
Ursula