What happens when the Chinese farmer lost his horse?
A long time ago, a poor Chinese farmer lost a horse, and all the neighbors came around and said, “well that’s too bad.” The farmer said, “maybe.” Shortly after, the horse returned bringing another horse with him, and all the neighbors came around and said, “well that’s good fortune,” to which the farmer replied, “maybe …
Who is Sai Weng?
The Most Famous Chinese Horse Proverb Sāi Wēng lived on the border and he raised horses for a living. One day, he lost one of his prized horses. After hearing of the misfortune, his neighbor felt sorry for him and came to comfort him. But Sāi Wēng simply asked, “How could we know it is not a good thing for me?”
What was the point message of the Confucian parable of the man with the horse?
In short, it reminds people that it’s best not to get too upset — or attached — to what happens to us. Even something that seems dark and confounding can turn out to be an opportunity, when looked on in hindsight.
What was the message behind the maybe story?
The moral of this story, is, of course, that no event, in and of itself, can truly be judged as good or bad, lucky or unlucky, fortunate or unfortunate, but that only time will tell the whole story.
What are some Sufi stories?
Sufi Stories: spiritual stories from Islam and Sufism Sufi Stories The Frogs A group of frogs were traveling through the woods, and two of them fell into a deep pit. All the other frogs gathered around the pit. When they saw how deep the pit was, they told the unfortunate frogs they would never get out.
Why the “we’ll see” story?
I find that the “We’ll See” story serves as a nice reminder to consider circumstances from more than one vantage point. It is a further reminder that it usually takes considerable time to accurately and fully determine the true outcomes of an event.
How many people were given a piece of money in Sufism?
But first, let go of the branch!” [Traditional Sufi Story, this version from: Perfume of the Desert, Inspirations from Sufi Wisdom, compiled by Andrew Harvey and Eryk Hanut, Quest Books, Theosophical Publishing House, Wheaton, 1999, p. 18] THE FOUR MEN AND THE INTERPRETER Four people were given a piece of money.