The Wooden Bowl| Moral Story
The Wooden Bowl is a very famous story that inspires us from the inside. This story teaches us the moral value of our life & the value of our elders.
There is an old story, a frail older man, who will be around 75 years old, went home to live with his son, daughter-in-law, and 4-year-old grandson. The old man was so weak that his hands trembled, his eyesight blurred and his legs staggered while walking.
One day while the whole family was sitting together having dinner, that old man was having difficulty eating. With trembling hands, he ate his food with great difficulty. Peas fell on the floor with a spoon, water from the glass fell on the table while drinking water. Old grandfather’s clothes also got dirty. The son and daughter-in-law were irritated.
“We should do something about Dad!” The son said.
Since then, the son and daughter-in-law set up a small table in a corner of the house for Grandpa. Grandpa had broken many plates and bowls while eating, so he was given a wooden bowl to eat.
The son, daughter-in-law, and his grandson now used to eat at the dining table, but the grandfather used to eat his food in a wooden bowl in a small corner. Even after this, whenever a fork or spoon fell from Granpa’s hands, there were always sharp admonitions in the house.
The 4-year-old child was watching all this silently. Before dusk one day, his Father saw his 4-year-old son playing with a wooden scrap. The father lovingly asked, “Son, what are you making with this scrap of wood?”
The young child replied innocently, “Oh Papa! I am growing up now so I am cooking for you and Mama.”
After saying this, he smiled and started doing his work.
Both his mother and father were speechless after hearing these words from that 4-year-old child. The word of 4 years old boy had ripped them from inside. Both of them had tears in their eyes. They have no words to speak. Now, they learned a lesson. That same night, at dinner, the son held up his father’s hand and came back to the main family table.
From that day onward, Grandpa dined with the family for the rest of his days. Whenever the spoon fell, or the water fell on the tablecloth, or the grandfather used to take his clothes dirty, even then both the couple did not worry about it nor did they get irritated as before.
Children are remarkably perceptive. They absorb what the ears hear, the eyes see, And the brain also processes the same messages. Children are remarkably perceptive. They absorb what the ears hear, the eyes see, And the brain also processes the same messages. Children also listen and learn what they do or say.
What is the Moral of ‘The Wooden Bowl’ Story
The moral of the story is that we should always give love to our loved ones… today, tomorrow and forever. What we do today, we will face tomorrow.
Application of ‘The Wooden Bowl’ Story in Real Life
- The story teaches us that as we sow, so shall we reap. Our everyday life is full of ups and downs. So in this busy life, we should not ignore our loved ones.
- We should not forget that because of what our existence is? No matter how old we become, we are always children to our parents. Despite being very busy, we should always take out time for our parents and we should also give the same thing to our children.
- Today everyone wants to be successful, for which they are ready to go to any extent. We can earn money in this life, but it takes time to earn respect.
- There is a bitter truth of life that what we do today, so happens to us tomorrow. In the Bhagwat Geeta, it has been named ‘Karma’. According to the Bhagwat Geeta, Karma is our identity. That’s why we should do good things in this life. This is the real origin of life.
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