Saturday, 9 July 2011

The Chapati

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A woman baked chapati for members of her family and an extra one for a hungry passer by  She kept the extra chapati on the Window-sill, for whosoever would take it away. Everyday, a hunchback came and took away the chapati. Instead of expressing gratitude, he muttered the following words as he went his way: "The evil you do remains with you: The good you do, comes back to you!" This went on, day after day. Everyday, the hunch-back came, picked up the chapati and uttered the words: "The evil you do, remains with you: The good you do, comes back to you!" The woman felt irritated. "Not a word of gratitude," she said to herself...

"Everyday this hunchback utters this jingle! What does he mean? "One day, exasperated, she decided to do away with him. "I shall get rid of this hunchback," she said. And what did she do? She added poison to the Chapati she prepared for him! As she was about to keep it on the window sill, her hands trembled. "What is this I am doing?" she said Immediately, she threw the chapati into the fire, prepared another one and kept it on the window- sill. As usual, the hunchback came, picked up the chapati and muttered the words: "The evil you do, remains with you: The good you do, comes back to you!" The hunchback proceeded on his way, blissfully unaware of the war raging in the mind of the woman. Everyday, as the woman placed the chapati on the window-sill, she offered a prayer for her son who had gone to a distant place to seek his fortune. For many months, she had no news of him.. She prayed for his safe return. That evening, there was a knock on the door. As she opened it, she was surprised to find her son standing in the doorway. He had grown thin and lean. His garments were tattered and torn. He was hungry, starved and weak. As he saw his mother, he said, "Mom, it's a miracle I'm here. While I was but a mile away, I was so famished that I collapsed. I would have died, but just then an old hunchback passed by. I begged of him for a morsel of food, and he was kind enough to give me a whole chapati."As he gave it to me, he said, "This is what I eat everyday: today, I shall give it to you, for your need is greater than mine!" " As the mother heard those words, her face turned pale. She leaned against the door for support. She remembered the poisoned chapati that she had made that morning. Had she not burnt it in the fire, it would have been eaten by her own son, and he would have lost his life! It was then that she realized the significance of the words:"The evil you do remains with you: The good you do, comes back to you!" Do good and; Don't ever stop doing good, even if it’s not appreciated at that time.

If you like this, share it with others and I bet you so many lives would be affected.

I came across the above story from  here.. and like it so much as a good reminder for all...let there be good in all of us..Insya'Allah.  

4 comments:

Teh Ani said...

I've read this story a long time ago. It kind of making me think kindly of everything. Anyway l love chapati. Kat KB dkt tnb ada lagi ke org jual capati?

naniasda said...

don't think so..but there's a restaurat (Ayman) behind Hotel Raudhah..i often go there with Pok Nik for breakfast to eat chapati, phrata, tose with kari daging cincang..sedap jugok weh

Teh Ani said...

Gi doh kat Restoren AYman. sedap seghoti.

naniasda said...

ahaa...tau x apo lah dih, blh gi lagi tuh! Promosi pree ko restoran ayman. Dulu dio kat kedai besar MPKB, payoh senghoti nok blh mejo sbb oghe ghama kakloh gi makae situ.

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