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Sunday, March 13, 2016

This world is an Echo-Point

A disciple was traveling with his master to spread the message of love, compassion, harmony and inner peace. On the way, while crossing over a beautiful hill came across an echo point while crossing the hill. The excited disciple started shouting loud and to his amazement, the echo vibrated in the surroundings.

“This world is also an Echo-point, son.” Whatever you give to this world, the same comes back to you”, commented the master.

With the eyes filled with curiosity, the disciple sat down and started paying attention to the master’s words of wisdom.

“When you give love and laughter to this world, this world embraces you with love and laughter. And if you give pain and sorrow to this world, same feelings will echo back to you. Let me tell you a story of Winston Churchill and Alexander Fleming.

Fleming was a poor Scottish farmer. One day, while working in his farms, he heard a cry for help coming from a nearby bog. He dropped his tools and ran to the bog. There, mired to his waist in the muddy land, was a terrified boy, screaming and struggling to free himself. The farmer Fleming saved the young boy from what could have been a slow and terrifying death.

The next day, a fancy carriage pulled up near the farmer’s house. An elegantly dressed nobleman stepped out and introduced himself as the father of the boy that was saved by Farmer Fleming. While taking out a chunk of money from his wallet, the father said, “Thank you for saving my son’s life. Please accept this reward.”

"No Sir, I can't accept any payment for what I did. Your son is just like my son," the Scottish farmer replied. At that moment, the farmer's own son came to the door.

"Is that your son?" the nobleman asked. 

"Yes," the farmer replied proudly. 

"I'll make you a deal. Let me take him and give him a good education. If this little boy of yours is anything like his father, he'll grow up to be a good man." 

And that he did. In time, Farmer Fleming's son graduated from St. Mary's Hospital Medical School in London, and went on to become known throughout the world as the noted Sir Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of Penicillin. Years afterward, the nobleman's son was stricken with pneumonia. What saved him again? Penicillin – discovered by same farmer’s son. 

The son of the nobleman grew up to be one of the famous Prime Minister of Britain - Sir Winston Churchill.

The disciple said with a heart filled with gratitude, “You are right master. This world is an echo point - what goes around comes around. As you sow, so you reap.”

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