Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Just a short story

Salam to all.

I have a short story to tell. Told to me by a sahabat.Told to him by another sahabat. Am not sure if that other sahabat got it from another sahabat.

Anyway,here is the short story. Read it well and just take a moment to ponder about it. I am not trying to preach or anything like that for I am no preacher what more an ulamak but some said I can be an ular dalam semak whatever that mean.

Okay...now here is the story:

A lone traveller goes on a long journey through a vast empty desert. Soon,the traveller chanced upon a hungry lion looking for prey.The traveller sensed danger and took flight with the lion in close pursuit.The traveller was no match for the lion and soon the gap narrowed.

Suddenly the traveller saw an abandoned well and he jumped into it.He hanged on to the rope dangling in the well with the lion attentively starring down on him.No sooner than he realisedthat he is out of danger he soon realised that a very big snake awaits him at the bottom of the well.

In the midst of fear and helpessness,the traveller found two mice,one black and one white nibbling at the rope above his hands. Now with the real fear,the traveller starts to prepare the inevitable,until he noticed something oozing from the side of the well.

Being hungry he dipped his finger and tasted the unknown oozing substance.Much to his suprise,it was honey and it was the best he ever tasted.He soon found himself lapping the honey and forgetting about the mice working their way through the ever thinning rope,the plunge towards the big snake and the lion at the top of the well. he forgets all those dangers due to the sweetness of the honey.

Now, if the sweet honey is dunya/dunia and its attractions ,the rope our umur/age, the snake our grave/kubur, the lion is the malaikatul maut and the two mice are one's night and day, then:

Don't be fooled by dunya(honey) that you forget about your ever decreasing time in this world(mice nibbling the rope) and our appoinment with the grave(awaiting snake) because the lion(malaikatul maut) will always get you no matter how.

17 comments:

Raden Galoh said...

salam brp. I thought it is another folklore when I began reading it... but as I reached the last part I knew it is about us... a reminder for all of us...again, jazakallah for spreading this profound analgy of our live...

Zabs said...

Salam Doc,
Except that in reality you only tatse the sweetness of the honey, the rest you don't see them coming.
Only with Iman, then you will not be fooled by the dunya. Wallahua'lam.

Mior Azhar said...

Salam Doc,
This is an amazing reminder. If only ...

zackzara said...

Salam Doc.

I like this entry :) A reminder for all of us. Although honey is said as the best medicine, but if one consume too much honey, it will eventually bring disaster to one's health. Focusing too much on the worldly thingy is also bad for the health.

Have a nice day, Doc.

Kata Tak Nak said...

Beautiful doc, so very beautiful.

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

thanks doc, that was beautiful.

a timely reminder for me. have not been in my best behaviour lately. Nauzubillah.

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Wow, thanx Tokasid for the beautiful story. Never heard it before but got it loud and clear...

Yes, too much of a good thing can make us forget why we're here in the first place...

Akmal said...

Salaam doc,
We are easily distracted kan?

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Doc,

Ah...I was wondering where this story was going...

Thanks for sharing, because that story summed up our life pretty well...

Will do us good to remember...=)

mob1900 said...

nasib baik gua tak cuka madu, kalau ganti dengan ribena atau beer(untuk kaki minum) alamat lebih banyak yg kena, kekekek.

Good 'chicken soup' for the week.

mak ayang said...

wow...i like this! sums up our walk on earth very nicely!

drzeze said...

salam to TA,
Lama tak update?
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Mat Salo said...

Doc hang x 100 persen betui laa...

Reminded me of another proverb: "only TWO things in life we are assured of: death and - TAXES"

Antara ulaq ama singa awat hangpa lopa bayaq income tek bro?

Joke aside, it's beautiful bro'...

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tokasid said...

Dear friends:

I am sorry I couldn't reply to your comments eventhough I tried several times until I gave up.
Today apparently the streamyx connection is behaving well to me.

Thanks for all your comments guys.

ummusaif said...

salam, thanks a lot for a such a meaningful lesson in life.