Great Moral Story: The old man & The scorpion.

  An old man saw a scorpion drowning and decided to pull it
out from the water. He calmly extended his hand to reach
the creature. When he did, the scorpion stung him. With
the effect of the pain, the old man let go the creature and
it fell back into the water. The man realizing that the
scorpion was drowning again, got back and tried to rescue
it but then again it stung him. He let go of it again.
A young boy standing by, approached the old man and
said, “excuse me Sir, you are going to hurt yourself trying
to save the evil-vicious creature, why do you insist?Don’t
you realize that each time you try to help the scorpion, it
stings you?”

The man replied, “the nature of the scorpion is to sting
and mine is to help. It will not change in helping the

So the man thought for a while and used a leaf from a
nearby tree and pulled the scorpion out from the water
and saved it’s life. Then, turning to the young boy, he
“Do not change your nature. If someone hurts you, just
take precautions. Some pursue happiness while others
create it. Let your conscience be your guide in whatever
you do.”

– Taking pain to remove the pains of others is the true
essence of generosity. (Abu Bakr ﻪﻠﻟﺍ ﻲﺿﺭ ﻪﻨﻋٰﯽﻟﺎﻌﺗ )


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