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1m@@n
10-25-2005, 12:59 AM
:love: Philisophy in a Jar :love:


A philosophy professor stood before his class and had some items in front of him. When class began, wordlessly he picked up a large empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with rocks right to the top, rocks about 2" diameter.He then asked the students if the jar was full ? They agreed that it was.


So the professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them in to the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles, of course, rolled into the open areas between the rocks.The students laughed. He asked his students again if the jar was full ? They agreed that yes, it was.


The professor then picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar.Of course, the sand filled up everything else.


"Now," said the professor, "I want you to recognize that this is your life.


The rocks are the important things - your faith, your beliefs, your family, your partner, your health, your children - anything that is so important to you that if it were lost,you would be nearly destroyed.


The pebbles are the other things in life that matter,but on a smaller scale.The pebbles represent things like your job,your house,your car etc.


The sand is everything else. The small stuff. If you put the sand or the pebbles into the jar first,there is no room for the rocks.


The same goes for your life.
If you spend all your energy and time on the small stuff,material things,you will never have room for the things that are truly most important.Pay attention to the things that are critical in your life.


Play with your children. Spend quality time with your spouse. There willalways be time to go to work, clean the house, fix the car etc.


" Take care of the rocks first - the things that really matter. The rest is just pebbles and sand."
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Protected_Diamond
10-26-2005, 04:53 AM
masaha Allah good read jazahka Allah khair
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Helena
03-21-2006, 11:06 AM
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A philosophy professor stood before his class and had some items in front of him.

When class began, wordlessly he picked up a large empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with rocks right to the top, rocks about 2 diameter.He then asked the students if the jar was full ? They agreed that it was.

So the professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them in to the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles, of course, rolled into the open areas between the rocks.The students laughed. He asked his students again if the jar was full ? They agreed that yes, it was.

The professor then picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar.Of course, the sand filled up everything else.

"Now", said the professor, "I want you to recognize that this is your life. The rocks are the important things - your faith, your beliefs, your health etc- anything that is so important to you that if it were lost,you would be nearly destroyed.

The pebbles are the other things in life that matter,but on a smaller scale.The pebbles represent things like your job,your house,your car etc.

The sand is everything else. The small stuff. If you put the sand or the pebbles into the jar first,there is no room for the rocks. The same goes for your life.

If you spend all your energy and time on the small stuff,material things,you will never have room for the things that are truly most important.Pay attention to the things that are critical in your life. Play with your children. Spend quality time with your family and most importantly incease your faith by doin good deeds. There will always be time to go to work, clean the house, fix the car etc".

" Take care of the rocks first - the things that really matter. The rest is just pebbles and sand "

So?? any views? :happy:

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IbnAbdulHakim
03-21-2006, 11:22 AM
yes, a view right here ;D

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Helena
03-21-2006, 11:24 AM
Originally Posted by Pr4sE
yes, a view right here ;D

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wot view r u talking about? :?

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IbnAbdulHakim
03-21-2006, 11:30 AM
Originally Posted by helena
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wot view r u talking about? :?

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lol the fact that i viewd it :p

but seriously heres my thoughts

pebbles are not needed, rocks is all thats and if the sand b good deeds then every grain of sand will definitly get u a high position in jannah.
cars/house/good meals/ a TV/entertainment... so unnecessary

lets rememba fatima (RA) and Ali(RA) when they went to ask prophet muhammad (saws) for a maid servant, they were denied on the basis that hardship in this world will indeed get them sheer comfort and the best of the best in the next. A good trader always goes for the best ;)

:) :sl:
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Helena
03-21-2006, 11:33 AM
Originally Posted by Pr4sE
lol the fact that i viewd it :p

but seriously heres my thoughts

pebbles are not needed, rocks is all thats and if the sand b good deeds then every grain of sand will definitly get u a high position in jannah.
cars/house/good meals/ a TV/entertainment... so unnecessary

lets rememba fatima (RA) and Ali(RA) when they went to ask prophet muhammad (saws) for a maid servant, they were denied on the basis that hardship in this world will indeed get them sheer comfort and the best of the best in the next. A good trader always goes for the best ;)

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oh rite....:rollseyes alhandulilah u viewed it and given ur thoughts!! mashalah well said!!!!:)

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Abdul-Raouf
08-08-2006, 04:00 PM
SET YOUR PRIORITIES

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

So the professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous "yes". The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.

"Now," said the professor, as the laughter subsided, "I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things - your God, family, children, health, friends, favorite passions - things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles are the other things that matter, like your job, house, and car. The sand is everything else - the small stuff.

"If you put the sand into the jar first," he continued, "there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you. Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.Pray to god, Play with your children. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your partner out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal.

"Take care of the golf balls first, the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand." One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented. The professor smiled. "I'm glad you asked. It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend."
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Mujahidah4Allah
08-08-2006, 04:02 PM
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jazakAllah Khair for sharing that with us :) was a nice read :)

ma'salamah
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08-08-2006, 04:06 PM
That's so true. Jazakallah khair brother. :)
wassalaam
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Abdul-Raouf
08-08-2006, 04:16 PM
Thanx.... Masha'allah
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rizwana87
08-08-2006, 04:19 PM
tht was good :D mashallah
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Muslim Soldier
08-08-2006, 04:22 PM
wonderful story
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Mawaddah
08-08-2006, 04:26 PM
I love stories like this masha'allah :)
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Muslim Soldier
08-09-2006, 10:29 AM
poor zÂk

all the time merging threads
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