The Emperor and The Seed

Farah Waheda Wahid
Source Extracted from Google
Jeng jeng jeng... I'm back...*_^ wink...macam ler hilang lama sangat kan? Beberapa jam jer... Yesterday nite x sempat nak wat auto-published entry dah terlelap depan Ms Lappy (masalah umum saya...bagi siapa2 yang biasa baca Bubblynotes...betul x?). berhutang bloghopping ni, masih belum sempat lagi nak jengah uols...sabar ek, pelan2 saya sampai dengan buih2 saya... ^_^... Ekcelli, baru jer balik dari event, ekekekeke.... today special sikit kerja saya...x macam normal work days...sekali-sekala... event apa? of course ler melibatkan dunia blogging... nanti saya citer ek... now nak citer pasal The Emperor and The Seed...

An emperor in the Far East was growing old and knew it was time to choose his successor. Instead of choosing one of his assistants or his children, he decided something different. He called young people in the kingdom one day. He said, "It is time for me to step down and choose the next emperor. I have decided to choose one of you."

The kids were shocked! But the emperor continued. "I am going to give each one of you a seed today. One very special seed. I want you to plant the seed, water it and come back here after one year from today with what you have grown from this one seed. I will then judge the plants that you bring, and the one I choose will be the next emperor!"

One boy named Ling was there that day and he, like the others, received a seed. He went home and excitedly told his mother the story. She helped him get a pot and planting soil, and he planted the seed and watered it carefully. Every day he would water it and watch to see if it had grown. After about three weeks, some of the other youths began to talk about their seeds and the plants that were beginning to grow. 

Ling kept checking his seed, but nothing ever grew. 3 weeks, 4 weeks, 5 weeks, went by. Still nothing. By now, others were talking about their plants but Ling didn't have a plant, and he felt like a failure. 6 months went by, still nothing in Ling's pot. He just knew he had killed his seed. 

Everyone else had trees and tall plants, but he had nothing. Ling didn't say anything to his friends, however. He just kept waiting for his seed to grow.

A year finally went by and all the youths of the kingdom brought their plants to the emperor for inspection. Ling told his mother that he wasn't going to take an empty pot. But honest about what happened, Ling felt sick to his stomach, but he knew his mother was right. He took his empty pot to the palace. When Ling arrived, he was amazed at the variety of plants grown by the other youths. They were beautiful in all shapes and sizes. Ling put his empty pot on the floor and many of the other kids laughed at him. A few felt sorry for him and just said, "Hey nice try."

When the emperor arrived, he surveyed the room and greeted the young people. Ling just tried to hide in the back. "What great plants, trees and flowers you have grown," said the emperor. "Today, one of you will be appointed the next emperor!" All of a sudden, the emperor spotted Ling at the back of the room with his empty pot. He ordered his guards to bring him to the front. Ling was terrified. "The emperor knows I'm a failure! Maybe he will have me killed!"

When Ling got to the front, the Emperor asked his name. "My name is Ling," he replied. All the kids were laughing and making fun of him. The emperor asked everyone to quiet down. He looked at Ling, and then announced to the crowd, "Behold, your new emperor! His name is Ling!". Ling couldn't believe it. Ling couldn't even grow his seed. How could he be the new emperor?

Then, the emperor said, "One year ago, today, I gave everyone here a seed. I told you to take the seed, plant it, water it and bring it back to me today. But I give you all boiled seed, which would not grow. All of you except Ling, have brought me trees and plants and flowers. When you found that the seed would not grow, you substituted another seed for the one I gave you. Ling was the only one with the courage and honesty to bring me a pot with my seed in it. Therefore, he is the one who will be the new emperor!"

Moral of the story....

If you plant honesty, you will reap trust
If you plant goodness, you will reap friends
If you plant humility, you will reap greatness
If you palant perseverance, you will reap victory
If you plant consideration, you will reap harmony
If you plant hardwork, you will reap success
If you plant forgiveness, you will reap reconciliation
If you plant openness, you will reap intimacy
If you plant patience, you will reap improvements
If you plant faith, you will reap miracles

If you plant dishonesty, you will reap distrust
If you plant selfishness, you will reap loneliness
If you plant pride, you will reap destruction
If you plant envy, you will reap trouble
If you plant laziness, you wil reap stagnation
If you plant bitterness, you will reap isolation
If you plant greed, you will reap loss
If you plant gossip, you will reap enemies
If you plant worries, you will reap wrinkles
If you plant sin, you will reap guilt


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  1. wah bestnya pergi event lagi..cepat2 menunggu entri seterusnya..

  2. suatu pengajaran yang sangat bermakna dalam kehidupan.., apa pun jua dan bagaimana pon... let's be honest.

  3. You know what....worries is like the rocking chair, if gives you something to do but does not bring you any where. And throughout life people tends to make us mad and sad, but let Allah deal with them.
    As you said if you plant sin, you will reap guilt.

    ( How are you dear ? )

  4. wah...lama tak baca cite dongeng ni..hehehe
    betul tu kan..banyak sebenarnya pengajaran daripada kisah ni

  5. pernah terbaca juga citer ni...hehe tu la yg penting adalah kejujuran....kata2 yg last tu mcm mendalam jugak bunyi nye tu....hehehe

  6. thanks...perkongsian yg menarik..bab moral pf the story tu

  7. hurmm perkongsian yg bagus dik !
    akak dah lama x baca buku2 macam nie huhu

  8. rajinnye baca story camni...bagusnya farah... mmg byk pengajaran & motivasi pd story tu..

  9. cerita yg penuh pengajaran..... nice

  10. Sentiasa jujur....biarlah apa pun terjadi sebab kita tak tau mungkin ada hikmah disebaliknya

  11. Kak MV baca kat bawah jer...bab moral of the story..gagaga..

  12. Hihihi. Naseb bkn citer hantu.. =F

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