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« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2007, 02:18:49 PM »

Glad that you enjoyed it Mel. There's also another mailing list you can subscribe to. It's textmail-subscribe@yahoogroups.com. It's more towards meaningful, touching stories, just like this one below.

Cure for Sorrow


There is an old Chinese tale about a woman whose only son died.

In her grief, she went to the holy man and said, "What prayers, what magical incantations do you have to bring my son back to life?"

Instead of sending her away or reasoning with her, he said to her, "Fetch me a mustard seed from a home that has never known sorrow. We will use it to drive the sorrow out of your life." The woman went off at once in search of that magical mustard seed.

She came first to a splendid mansion, knocked at the door, and said, "I am looking for a home that has never known sorrow. Is this a place? It is very important to me."

They told her, "You've certainly come to the wrong place," and began to describe all the tragic things that recently had befallen them.

The woman said to herself, "Who is better able to help these poor, unfortunate people that I, who have had misfortune of my own?"

She stayed to comfort them, and then went on in search of a home that had never known sorrow. But wherever she turned, in hovels and in other places, she found one tale after another of sadness and misfortune.

She became so involved in ministering to other people's grief that ultimately she forgot about her quest for the magical mustard seed, never realizing that it had, in fact, driven the sorrow out of her life.
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« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2007, 10:49:40 PM »


b) Spending too much time with the in-laws

I would like to highlight point B. My friend is like that lor....They have own house. DOn't know why still stay with her parents weekdays and weekends. The husband and children have to stay over too. She let her mother control her family. Funny people. Own house don't stay. Poor husband.....

conclusion: better to have daughters  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2007, 02:36:14 AM »

Glad that you enjoyed it Mel. There's also another mailing list you can subscribe to. It's textmail-subscribe@yahoogroups.com. It's more towards meaningful, touching stories, just like this one below.

Cure for Sorrow


There is an old Chinese tale about a woman whose only son died.

In her grief, she went to the holy man and said, "What prayers, what magical incantations do you have to bring my son back to life?"

Instead of sending her away or reasoning with her, he said to her, "Fetch me a mustard seed from a home that has never known sorrow. We will use it to drive the sorrow out of your life." The woman went off at once in search of that magical mustard seed.

She came first to a splendid mansion, knocked at the door, and said, "I am looking for a home that has never known sorrow. Is this a place? It is very important to me."

They told her, "You've certainly come to the wrong place," and began to describe all the tragic things that recently had befallen them.

The woman said to herself, "Who is better able to help these poor, unfortunate people that I, who have had misfortune of my own?"

She stayed to comfort them, and then went on in search of a home that had never known sorrow. But wherever she turned, in hovels and in other places, she found one tale after another of sadness and misfortune.

She became so involved in ministering to other people's grief that ultimately she forgot about her quest for the magical mustard seed, never realizing that it had, in fact, driven the sorrow out of her life.
Erk..where did you get this story from...

Original story is from buddhism where the lady went to buddha to seek for help to revive her dead son. To revive her son, Buddha told her to get mustard seed from any household where there has never been death before. She tried many households and of course, she realised that life is impermanent.

So this story doesnt sound very original to me...
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« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2007, 12:43:34 PM »

Yes, I read this story based on Buddhism before too, but it's nothing wrong to alter it a bit to suits the public in general. I got this from my subscription in a mailing list - pravsworld
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