The Boat


A group of people were travelling in a boat. One of them took a drill and began to drill a hole beneath himself.

His companions said to him: “Why are you doing this?” The man replied: “What concern is it of yours? Am I not drilling under my own place?”

Said they to him: “But you will flood the boat for us all!”

(Quoted inMidrash Rabbah, Vayikra 4:6).

Always remember that your actions affect all those around you.  Ripples of our actions spread through the world. Just like this man was going to drown those that were with him, we too can drown others with our negative and or dangerous actions and behaviour.  Shine your light on others and those that are lost will find the way.





2 Responses to “The Boat”
  1. Charles Ling says:

    …Again Priya,you have found another great fable..thankyou for sharing..take care…Charles

  2. Meenu says:

    A very lovely fable that is surely inspiring one. I stumbled upon your blog while reading Paulo Coelho’s blog. It is a beautiful blog. Keep writing.


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