Story of Two Patients – An Inspiring Story
Two patients entered a room in a hospital. One patient found a bed near the window and the other at some distance from it. The disease of both of them was at the peak, so there was no one on the other side in that room. Seeing the patient near the window looking out of the window, the other patient had to have envy in his heart, but in the case of illness, what reason should he argue? He used to think and keep quiet. One day while lying in bed, when he was very tired, he told his fellow patient, “Friend! Your bed is near the window, so please tell me what is happening outside the window. Doing this will entertain me ”
The second patient started describing the scenes outside, saying “OK listen” “Outside there is a lawn that has four roses …… one of them is a big pink color. A child is walking lightly near the lawn. He is holding his mother’s finger ……… ..Let him fall down. Now his mother has picked him up and is loving him a lot. The child is smiling again ……. ”The patient would speak. Hearing such an interesting and live description, the other patient would get sleepy. He used to sleep comfortably without taking medicines even when the patient narrating the incident could sleep very hard.
On waking up, the patient listening to the talk would again ask that his partner and tell him something interesting. His partner never avoided his request. He kept telling him the eyes of new scenes. Hearing the talk of the first patient, the second patient would be entertained, but because of his jealous nature, he would be upset that his bed is not near the window. Therefore, the real joy is taking his partner and who is able to see everything, he is only getting to hear. Taking this as his misfortune, he thinks that “I wish his bed was near that window”
One day the condition of the patient describing the scene became very bad and he passed away. The hospital staff took him. Now only the other patient who was left alone was behind in the room. Arrangements were made to lie on the bed near the window. The patient was satisfied with his mind and was thinking that it was good that the patient near the window was no more. Now he himself will happily watch the scenes which he used to hear only the first description. As soon as he looked outside the window, he was stunned. There was nothing outside the window, only a tall high wall which was the last wall of the hospital. The expansion of the hospital was over there.
It did not take long for him to understand the truth that his benevolent companion was so great that only to entertain him, by his imagination, he used to narrate beautiful scenes and events. He knew that death could come anytime, but it was not considered necessary to mourn for this, but also used the last breath in such a way that even his ordinary work became great virtue. The meaning of virtue is very broad. Even the smallest work done by others with a sense of interest can become a great virtue. Donating money, fasting and doing pilgrimage is not a good idea. Consoling a sad person, encouraging a depressed person, honesty about their work, looking at others and their loved ones, in the same manner, are all pious deeds. There is no limit to virtuous action. Every day we get many opportunities to do virtuous deeds. They should be considered as the basis of happiness, peace, and welfare.