Live n Let Live

This is a story I read in ET today-A farmer’s son accidentally stepped on a serpent’s tail which in turn bit him and he dies. The farmer in anger cut the serpent’s tail off. The serpent in turn starting biting the farmer’s cattle. The farmer finally went to the serpent and said that lets forgive and forget. But the serpent said- “No, you can never forget the death of your son, nor I the loss of my tail.” The moral of the story is that its very difficult to make a move and suggest that one forgives and forgets the mistake.The farmer though made it out of desperation that his cattle would be killed atleast made the move. The serpent didn’t even try. Its very easy to isolate yourself and say that you wont forgive. The reason might be your ego or your stubbornness.Whatever it is.We should all understand that we are not going to live forever.To hate and treasure that hatred is not only a waste of time but also a killer.Life is short.Lets make the most of it.We might meet people who have hurt us or hurt people close to us.Lets try to understand what made them do that and learn to forgive them.If its beyond our understanding leave it to God.
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