Living beautiful is excellent| زیبا زندگی کرد ن بسیار عالی است


“155th story”

First published: Aug.13.2020

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Mr. Rasti bought some furniture. He hired two men to deliver the furniture to his place. They asked Mr. Rasti to pay them four hundred, for their labor.

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Mr. Rasti bargained, and finally, they agreed to finish the job for three hundred.

When the job was done, Mr. Rasti paid three hundred to one of the guys. That guy thanked Mr. Rasti, then put one hundred in his pocket and gave two hundred to the other guy.

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Mr. Rasti couldn’t ignore what he saw and said: “I thought you guys were partners, and it was one hundred fifty for each of you?!”

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That guy said: “My friend has two children and is in debt; he needs the money more than me. I have only one kid and no debt.”

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Mr. Rasti took one hundred out of his pocket and said: “Sorry, it’s my fault. I shouldn’t have bargained. Here is your share. Now you both made two hundred each.”

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That guy got very happy and gave his partner half of that money too.

Mr. Rasti was so amazed at the generosity of this young man. He had never seen anything like this. He thought to himself: “Generosity needs a big heart, not a big pocket. Everyone can become rich, but not all can be unstinting. Becoming rich is a skill, but becoming generous is attainment. Everyone can educate, but not all can gain knowledge. Becoming educated is a talent, but growing informed needs virtue. Everyone lives, but not all live beautifully. Living is a habit, but living beautifully is excellent.

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85 comments

  1. What an epic story Ma’am 🤗💖
    Indeed we live just half. To live full needs a skill that can be learned from heart only, not by mind.
    Have a blessed day Ma’am 💖💕💖

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  2. The lesson is so subtle that some of us need to have it pointed out. Good job.

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  3. This is such a beautiful post with great lessons for everyone. I love this line, “Becoming rich is a skill, but becoming generous is attainment.”
    Thank you for sharing. Stay safe.

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  4. Excellent story thanks for sharing.

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  5. beautiful story on generosity, subhanAllah.
    If i read correctly the Persian tin title, it is written- “Zeba Zindagi Gardan ba-Sayaar Aala Ast”.
    Persian and Urdu/Hindi have lots of common words. In India, “Zeba, Zindagi, Aala” are often used and surprisingly, “Ast” is a common occurrence in Sanskrit.

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  6. All the people that have been generous to me were not very rich. Generosity is a property of the heart not of the purse. ❤

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  7. Beautiful story.
    Yes to be generous big and kind heart is needed. 👌👌💕

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  8. Another beautiful and heartwarming story of the goodness in each one of us ❤

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  9. What a beautiful story about one man’s big, kind, selfless and generous heart. It’s nice to be reminded that there are phenomenal people out there in the world.

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  10. money for nothing
    ego
    said
    tantum ergo sum

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  11. That action I call a compassionate heart to the other.

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  12. Ma sha Allah. Your stories are a gem. Happy that I get to read them. Subhan Allah.

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  13. I share all your stories with my family. Jazak Allah Khair

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  14. There are too many people grabbing all they can in life instead of being generous and gracious.

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  15. Lovely story on generosity Laleh!

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  16. Being happy is brilliant. And peaceful and satisfied is just another level of good. May Allah grant you happiness.

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  17. This is a lesson we could all learn. ❤

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  18. A wonderful story! And a good reminder of how much more we could be doing for others. 🙂

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  19. Thank you very much for following my blog and God bless you.

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  20. La generosità è una qualità che solo gli animi nobili hanno.

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  21. a fool parted
    wise
    in his own ayes

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  22. I wish my pocketbook could be as generous as my heart and Mr Rastis (my heart ).. Great story as always 💗

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  23. It’s always very enriching to read your stories! Many thanks:)

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  24. Another excellent lesson for us, Laleh. I must have missed this one when you first shared it in 2020. (Must have been after I broke my leg and couldn’t get to the computer!)

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  25. What a great story and lesson for each of us to take to heart! Thank you for sharing, and I’d like to reshare this in my page.

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  26. Living beautifully in excellence, loving graciously in humility! A lovely share!

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  27. Inspiring message! May each of take this lesson to heart. Blessings to you Laleh.

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