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mmc
02-09-2005, 05:42 PM
THE POTATO STORY

A kindergarten teacher has decided to let her class play a game. The teacher told each child in the class to bring along a plastic bag containing a few potatoes. Each potato will be given a name of a person that the child hates, so the number of potatoes that a child will put in his/her plastic bag will depend on the number of people he/she hates.

So when the day came, every child brought some potatoes with the name of the people he/she hated. Some had 2 potatoes; some 3 while some up to 5 potatoes. The teacher then told the children to carry with them the potatoes in the plastic bag wherever they go (even to the toilet) for 1 week.

Days after days passed by, and the children started to complain due to the unpleasant smell let out by the rotten potatoes. Besides, those having 5 potatoes also had to carry heavier bags. After 1 week , the children were relieved because the game had
finally ended.

The teacher asked: "How did you feel while carrying the potatoes with you for 1 week?" The children let out their frustrations and started complaining of the trouble that they had to go through having to carry the heavy and smelly potatoes wherever they go. Then the teacher told them the hidden meaning behind the game.

The teacher said: "This is exactly the situation when you carry your hatred for somebody inside your heart. The stench of hatred will contaminate your heart and you will carry it with you wherever you go. If you cannot tolerate the smell of rotten potatoes for just 1 week, can you imagine what is it like to have the stench of hatred in your heart for your lifetime"


:love: Moral of the story: :love:

Throw away any hatred for anyone from your heart so that you will not carry sins for a life time. Forgiving others is the best attitude to take!

Some quotes on the topic of forgiveness: :love:
Subvert anger by forgiveness. - Samanasuttam 136
Good to forgive. Best to forget.- Robert Browning
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. - Mahatma Gandhi

If one is still not convinced to forgive, this one makes it easy:

They may not deserve to be forgiven, but YOU deserve the benefits. - Zig Ziglar

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CONTROL YOUR ANGER, FORGIVE OTHERS IS BEST SOLUTION :teeth: :thumbs_up
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Uthman
02-09-2005, 08:00 PM
Mashallah! Simply spiffing! ;)
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junna1
06-29-2005, 02:23 PM
:sl:

Masha allah, great story.

:w:
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Hajar
06-29-2005, 07:23 PM
great story :applaud:
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Brother_Mujahid
06-29-2005, 07:26 PM
moral stories are always great to read :thumbs_up
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Bittersteel
06-30-2005, 07:32 AM
sure they are.Nice story.
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Riya90
06-30-2005, 07:45 PM
Mashallah.
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Angel24
06-30-2005, 07:57 PM
Masha'Allah...Great story.... :thumbs_up
:applaud: :thumbs_up ;)
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Muezzin
06-30-2005, 09:37 PM
Masha'allah good story, with a great moral.

Just to add to that list of quotations:

'Be excellent to each other and party on, dudes!' - Bill and Ted ;)
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abjad
03-07-2011, 05:02 AM
Originally Posted by
THE POTATO STORY

A kindergarten teacher has decided to let her class play a game. The teacher told each child in the class to bring along a plastic bag containing a few potatoes. Each potato will be given a name of a person that the child hates, so the number of potatoes that a child will put in his/her plastic bag will depend on the number of people he/she hates.

So when the day came, every child brought some potatoes with the name of the people he/she hated. Some had 2 potatoes; some 3 while some up to 5 potatoes. The teacher then told the children to carry with them the potatoes in the plastic bag wherever they go (even to the toilet) for 1 week.

Days after days passed by, and the children started to complain due to the unpleasant smell let out by the rotten potatoes. Besides, those having 5 potatoes also had to carry heavier bags. After 1 week , the children were relieved because the game had
finally ended.

The teacher asked: "How did you feel while carrying the potatoes with you for 1 week?" The children let out their frustrations and started complaining of the trouble that they had to go through having to carry the heavy and smelly potatoes wherever they go. Then the teacher told them the hidden meaning behind the game.

The teacher said: "This is exactly the situation when you carry your hatred for somebody inside your heart. The stench of hatred will contaminate your heart and you will carry it with you wherever you go. If you cannot tolerate the smell of rotten potatoes for just 1 week, can you imagine what is it like to have the stench of hatred in your heart for your lifetime"


:love: Moral of the story: :love:

Throw away any hatred for anyone from your heart so that you will not carry sins for a life time. Forgiving others is the best attitude to take!

Some quotes on the topic of forgiveness: :love:
Subvert anger by forgiveness. - Samanasuttam 136
Good to forgive. Best to forget.- Robert Browning
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. - Mahatma Gandhi

If one is still not convinced to forgive, this one makes it easy:

They may not deserve to be forgiven, but YOU deserve the benefits. - Zig Ziglar

:love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love:


CONTROL YOUR ANGER, FORGIVE OTHERS IS BEST SOLUTION :teeth:
A salute for your brother, to wherever YOU are we stil

l"REMEMBER YOU"

and of course ....still Learning.....
and believe me it takes great courage

wa maa yulakaaha ila........?
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abjad
03-07-2011, 05:05 AM
Originally Posted by


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The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. - Mahatma Gandhi
Wa maa yulaaqaha ilaaa Saabiriyyn
(Quran Kareem)
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