River Water and Well Water

Yuan Yuan

PureInsight | June 18, 2007

[PureInsight.org] Long time
ago, no one knows exactly when, river water ran into well water. Well
water was very curious and asked, "Hi, who are you?"

River water said: "Oh, I am river water and everyone knows me, but who are you?"

Well water said, "I am well water. How strange that is? Since people have us, what do they need you for?"

River water said, "Without rivers, nothing can survive. There are
countless living beings in rivers. We are absolutely necessary for any
life. You, well water, what do you have and what are you good for?
Without you, the world will thrive as usual."

Well water said, "We are in every corner of this world. Can you do
that? People can dig a well anywhere and get water. We are everlasting
and abundant. Without rivers, the world will go on as usual."

Meanwhile, a traveler heard the conversation and said, "Please stop
arguing. Actually, both of you are very important and the world will
not be the same without either one of you. The reason for your argument
is that both of you are thinking about your own importance. You are
using your advantages to measure other's shortcomings. If you can focus
on other's strong points and pay attention to your weaknesses, would
you be arguing? How about you look at your own shortcomings and give it
a try."

Since then, river water has never argued with well water again.

Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/zj/articles/2006/6/5/37976.html

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