A carpenter went home after shutting down his workshop.
A black poisonous cobra entered his workshop. The cobra was hungry and hoped to find its supper lurking somewhere within. It slithered from one end to another and accidentally bumped into a double-edged metal axe and got very slightly injured.
In anger and seeking revenge, the snake bit the axe with full force. What could a bite do to a metallic axe? Instead the cobra’s mouth started bleeding. Out of fury and arrogance, the cobra tried its best to strangle and kill the object that was causing it pain by wrapping itself very tightly around the blades.
The next day when the carpenter opened the workshop, he found a seriously cut, dead cobra wrapped around the axe blades.
The cobra died not because of someone else’s fault but faced these consequences merely because of its own anger and wrath.
• Sometimes when angry, we try to cause harm to others but as time passes by, we realise that we have caused more harm to ourselves.
• For a happy life, the best we should learn is to ignore and overlook some things, people, incidents, affairs and matters.
• It is not necessary to show a reaction to everything. Step back and ask yourself if the matter is really worth responding or reacting to.
• Treat people with kindness even if they hurt you.
• People who show no inclination to change are best handled with silence and prayer.
This is really a touching story and could help us take some good decisions. “Dear GOD, if I hurt someone, grant me the humility and courage to ask for forgiveness.”