A monk was deep in his prayers when an angel appeared to him and offered to reveal to him any of the divine mysteries. The monk said to the Angel, “show me Heaven and Hell.”
Suddenly the monk and the Angel were in a large banquet hall. There was a large table filled with every good food you could imagine. There was succulent turkey, fresh from the oven, hot bread and butter, any side dish you could want, and delicious cakes for dessert. All the guests looked pale and sickly. The monk noticed that they were chained to their chairs and that they each had large metal rods shackled to their arms. Unable to leave their chairs or bend their elbows, the monk watched in horror as the guests at the banquet were unable to feed themselves any of this delicious food. They’d pick it up and drop it over and over and cry out in hunger, unable to get any of the food to their mouths.
“This,” said the Angel, grimly, “is Hell.”
“I cannot bear to watch their suffering any longer,” said the monk, “please show me heaven.”
Just as suddenly the monk and the Angel were in a different banquet hall. There was also a large table filled with every good food you could imagine and all the guests here too were chained to their chairs and they each had large metal rods shackled to their arms. But these guests were not crying out in anguish. To the contrary, they were singing and laughing. They were not pale and sickly like the guests in the room before. These people were happy, healthy, and content. The monk watched closely and suddenly realized the difference between the two rooms. In this room each was picking up food and feeding his neighbor.
Lessons from this story:
- Like in the story so it is in life/business. You can have two different groups of people in the same situation but it depend on their mindset how they are going to accept and build on those circumstances.
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