Salt, Glass of Water and the Lake

by Stephen on August 26, 2013 · 43 comments

in Inspirational Stories

Once an unhappy young man came to an old master and told he had a very sad life and asked for a solution.

The old Master instructed the unhappy young man to put a handful of salt in a glass of water and then to drink it.

“How does it taste?” – the Master asked.

“Terrible.” – spat the apprentice.

The Master chuckled and then asked the young man to take another handful of salt and put it in the lake. The two walked in silence to the nearby lake and when the apprentice swirled his handful of salt into the lake.

The old man said, “Now drink from the lake.”

As the water dripped down the young man’s chin, the Master asked, “How does it taste?”

“Good!” – remarked the apprentice.

“Do you taste the salt?” – asked the Master.

“No.” – said the young man.

The Master sat beside this troubled young man, took his hands, and said, “The pain of life is pure salt; no more, no less. The amount of pain in life remains the same, exactly the same. But the amount we taste the ‘pain’ depends on the container we put it into. So when you are in pain, the only thing you can do is to enlarge your sense of things. Stop being a glass. Become a lake.”

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Story Submitted by Camilia

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1 Treymcro August 26, 2013 at 4:48 pm

Nice one… I really enjoy all your stories, they teach us something in life.

2 Prasurjya August 26, 2013 at 9:41 pm

That’s the reason I ♥ moral stories….hats off…so motivating….God bless. 😉

3 Nathan Figueira August 26, 2013 at 9:46 pm

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4 Aye Chan Aung August 26, 2013 at 10:16 pm

Thanks a million for the great story. It makes me think a lot.

5 Sangeeta August 27, 2013 at 12:25 am

Beautiful. Amazing.

6 Deepak Kumar August 27, 2013 at 12:28 am

Hi Camila. Thank you very much for sharing a nice story.

7 Lino August 27, 2013 at 1:50 am

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8 Sangeetha August 27, 2013 at 2:59 am

Wowwww fantastic moral. I really enjoyed it….

9 Meseret August 27, 2013 at 3:15 am

It is a good story, make me to broaden my thinking. Keep it up!

10 Mosopefoluwaah August 27, 2013 at 3:17 am

Wow….this is superb.

11 Vineeta August 27, 2013 at 3:46 am

Gud one

12 Mini August 27, 2013 at 4:18 am

Thank you for your enriching story. Let us be builders of peace, joy …

13 Lovfly August 27, 2013 at 9:54 am

Like it very much.

14 Fareeha August 27, 2013 at 10:38 am

Wow what a story, I like it a lot, it gives us the moral.

15 Felicia Lewis August 27, 2013 at 10:41 am

Very interesting. Helps me to think differently.

16 Camilia August 27, 2013 at 12:30 pm

I submitted this story to share with you the importance of life. The pain in our life is just a way to feel the real taste of joy …

17 Stephen August 27, 2013 at 12:51 pm

♥ Camilia ♥

18 Uhuru Thomas August 27, 2013 at 2:39 pm

Good creativity I must say.

19 Irfan August 27, 2013 at 5:48 pm

Wow.. Awesome great really .. That’s what life is. 🙂

20 Hilary August 28, 2013 at 3:38 pm

Truly this is an amazing illustration. What’s more it leaves one very encouraged to meet confront the daily challenges of life.

21 PonPrabhakar August 31, 2013 at 6:16 am

Highly impressing

22 Rozy August 31, 2013 at 1:32 pm

It teaches us that we have to fight with ourselves, one’s own sorrows, one’s own troubles. It teaches us how to become strong and happy with broadened thoughts. Great… thank you.

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24 Paranthaman September 5, 2013 at 3:45 am

Really the story is good. I have lot of pains. The story said to me where the pain I put it will loss so I am determined where to put.. very nice story.

25 Jeni September 5, 2013 at 4:20 am

Really inspirational story…. I didn’t expect the climax like this…. I am sure that I will follow the advice….

26 Lakshmi September 9, 2013 at 10:27 am

Nice 🙂

27 Shirly September 14, 2013 at 10:43 am

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28 Megz September 17, 2013 at 7:02 pm

Really love the story!

29 Tameem Ansar September 19, 2013 at 7:00 am

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30 Darshan Manjappa September 22, 2013 at 5:30 am

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31 Rita September 24, 2013 at 11:03 pm

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32 Reagan john September 29, 2013 at 1:05 am

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36 Abrahimmuhammad November 16, 2013 at 11:45 am

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41 Atobo jimo July 4, 2014 at 9:20 am

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42 Jeniva July 7, 2014 at 10:51 pm

Really inspirational story. Everyone has problem in the globe. But we don’t know out to escape form that. This story taught to real life. Here I really thank to author.

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