“Sometimes the best gain is to lose.”
The Sky and the Crow
A tale from the Bhagavata Purana:
A crow once flew into the sky with a piece of meat in its beak.
Twenty crows set out in pursuit of it and attacked it viciously.
The crow finally let the piece of meat drop. Its pursuers then left it alone and flew shrieking after the morsel.
Said the crow, "I've lost the meat and gained this peaceful sky."
Said a Zen monk,"When my house burned down I got an unobstructed view of the moon at night!"
~Anthony de Mello
“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”~Winston Churchill
Praise and blame, gain and loss, pleasure and sorrow come and go like the wind. To be happy, rest like a giant tree in the midst of them all.-Buddha
“Every adversity contains within it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.”~W. Clement Stone
Emerson stated in his essay Compensation that for everything you lose, you gain something.
P.S: Very true !Often times what seems a loss is actually a gain.
The Wise crow knew it was better to let go of the piece of meat instead of ending up as meat!! Giving up the food saved its life.
In fact,loss and gain are both catalysts for change….depends on how it is perceived.
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