Long ago, it was this one time that I heard about this story. Today, it cross my mind when I was walking down the road 🙂
There is this young man(let’s called him as L) who came from a wealthy background. L ran a successful family business, has a parents who were so proud of him and not to forget a delicate life-partner. Everything seems to be perfect for him as he owned things which most of the people pray in their lifetime. Life was wonderful to him until his life-partner left him one day to marry another person. It gave a huge impact to his life that he felt he could never lead a meaningful life again. Since then, he was deeply depressed and chronically ill. His parents and everyone that love him so much try their best to comfort and give moral supports to him. However, he grew to become even sicker day by day.
One day, there was a monk/well-known philosopher (in chinese we recognised the person as 高人) passed by his house. His parents invited the monk into their house, hoping that he could give some advises which could enlighten their poor child.
Seeing the lethargic, haggard-looking young man lying on the bed, the monk reach out a mirror from his robe. The young man was told to look into this “Mirror Of The Past” (of course, I could not figure a correct term for this, do excuse me).
In the mirror: There was girl lying on the ground. She is dead. The dead girl was his life-partner.This was then he saw a young man walking pass by the dead girl. The young man took a piece of towel and cover the girl up. He left. There was another young man walking appear beside the dead girl. This time, this second young man took the dead girl up and buried her properly.
The Monk: There’s a reason for every things that took part in our life. The first young man who passed by the dead girl, what he can do is to cover up the girl while what the second young man did was to bury the girl properly. The amazing power where it determine how far the connection, the bond between us human being is what we known as fate. Look carefully into the mirror again my child.
The young man took another look into the mirror. This was then he realised that the first young man was him! And the second young man was the person whom his life-partner were married to. Now, everything started to make sense to him. He finally realised what the monk was trying to convey. From leading himself towards the dead-end, giving up life until now he found the true meaning of fate. The young man soon recover from his sickness and moving on 🙂
I believe fate play an important role in our life. Many times we like to question ourselves, how could things ended up suddenly while we are trying so hard all these while? I used to question myself- If there were no separation between us, will we turn out to be how we are now? And of course this will always land me to a dead-end. It’s because no matter how hard we try to speculate things and analyse everything, in the end, we are just analyse and speculate, truth remains behind the veil.
I know I am the first young man 🙂
Life is for living. If the fate is strong, no matter how far we are, we will be connected eventually. This would be last post of 2010 🙂
Trust your heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars walk backwards, by E.E.Cummings