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DISTANT DREAM

“I am born poor but won’t die so” A very simple but difficult to execute phrase was Raja’s ultimate dream. From childhood he lived every moment in this thought, this wish and for this only purpose. One day his lady luck came up to him in the form of an old, learned palmist who in a glimpse said “You are god’s special child and will get everything you desire, just work vey hard for it.” Surprised and shocked by his luck Raja ran out of words and asked “WHAT”! What should I do? Here came the secret words “This iron stick will turn to gold as soon as it touches a precious magic stone ‘Pariiz’. Then you can use this stone to turn everything and anything to gold! Take it and follow your happiness, your desires, and your dreams! Amen”. From the moment he said Go, Raja started his search, completely lost in his dream, walking miles after miles; touching each stone, each pebble on his way, waiting for it to turn to gold. Days, months and then years passed, the mission still unaccomplished, but raja did not stop. Slowly the winds of time started to show up on Raja’s health, even with his deteriorating health and age, he went on and on. One day a small boy named “Vivek” saw him and pondered. Looking at the boy starring at him, Raja’s thoughts ran a flash back; his childhood, his family and everything he had forgone for his dream came in front of his eyes and tears rolled down and today his sole companion was his iron stick. He called upon Vivek and asked what was so amusing seeing him? Vivek instantly replied “Uncle what are you doing with your stick; touching the ground and moving forward? If you are searching something then I can help”. Raja knew that no one except himself could help him and so with a distressed heart he said, “I am waiting for the stick to turn Golden; only then will I find my thing”. Vivek in sheer amusement replied “It’s already Gold”.

Learning:
The power to turn Desire to reality lies in Prudence (Vivek). Sometimes while following our dreams we run so fast, get lost that we fail to recognize and enjoy, when we actually achieve it! Don’t go so far and be so lost that you miss your distant dream.…...

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