Thursday, January 25, 2007

The gossip


A woman repeated a bit of gossip about a neighbour. Within a few days the whole community knew the story. The person it concerned was deeply hurt and offended. Later the woman responsible for spreading the rumor learned that it was completely untrue. She was very sorry and went to a wise old sage to find out what she could do to repair the damage.
"Go to the marketplace," he said, "and purchase a chicken, and have it killed. Then on your way home, pluck its feathers and drop them one by one along the road."
Although surprised by this advice, the woman did what she was told. The next day the wise man said, "Now go and collect all those feathers you dropped yesterday and bring them back to me."
The woman followed the same road, but to her dismay, the wind had blown the feathers all away. After searching for hours, she returned with only three in her hand.
"You see," said the old sage, "it's easy to drop them, but it's impossible to get them back.
So it is with gossip. It doesn't take much to spread a rumor, but once you do, you can never completely undo the wrong."

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Makanya sekiranya tiada apa yang hendak diperkatakan lebih baik berdiam diri dari memperkatakan perkara yang mendatangkan dosa dan tidak perlu.

8 comments:

Noushy Syah said...

Kak Noor...Forgive and forgiven yes, but not to forget...it's not easy to "undone or reversed" something...not in this situation...ucapan yang dikeluarkan...menghantui sepanjang hayat!!

Masy said...

ye bener tu dong ah...
so jgn sesekali lah kite ni bcakap mende2 yg memedihkan ati org.. ni klu bole laa hehehhehe

lin said...

Cantik... :) Kadang2 kita tak namapak salah sendiri kalau tak di refleks dek orang lain

ita... said...

kak noor...
emm.. benar sekali - berdiam diri lebih baik dari berkata-kata...

noorlara said...

noush,

the best is to forgive n to forget malangnye memori kita bukan macam data dalam komputer yang mudah di delete kan kan kan!

noorlara said...

masy,

org yg bercakap mudah lupa tapi yg kene kata tentu sampai mati tak lupe, bener nngak?

noorlara said...

Lin,

salam perkenalan, cuba ke blog adik tak jumpe le plak.

kekadang gaks tau mende tu salah tapi kite saja nak buat jugak betultak?

noorlara said...

Ita,

diam bukan bererti takut, bising-bising belum tentu berani!