As an HR initiative, every Monday we receive an email about an inspiring story. While some of the stories are great, others are just okay, and some have become so repetitive that they have lost their inspirational luster.
Today, I decided to try an experiment, and this is the result of that experiment.
In ancient India, there lived a young couple named Rohit and Radhika. They were deeply in love and were considered a perfect match by all who knew them. However, one day, Radhika began to doubt Rohit’s love and accused him of being unfaithful. Rohit was heartbroken and tried his best to prove his love, but Radhika remained suspicious.
One day, Lord Vishnu appeared before the couple in the guise of an old sage. He saw their distress and offered to help. Rohit and Radhika agreed, and the sage shared with them a story from Hindu mythology about the importance of trust in a relationship.
The sage told the story of a mighty king named Raja Janaka, who had everything a man could ever want – wealth, power, and a loving wife. Despite all of this, the king was not happy. One day, Lord Vishnu appeared before him and asked why he was so unhappy. The king confessed that he had lost the trust of his wife, and that his marriage was on the verge of collapse.
Lord Vishnu then told the king a parable about two pots of gold. One pot was placed in a safe, while the other was kept in an open field. The king was asked to guess which pot of gold would be safe from theft. The king replied that the pot in the safe would be safe, as it was protected by strong walls and a lock.
Lord Vishnu then revealed that the pot in the open field was actually safe. The king was confused and asked how that was possible. Lord Vishnu explained that the pot in the open field was guarded by the trust of the villagers, and that no one would dare to steal from it.
The sage then explained to Rohit and Radhika that just like the pot of gold, a relationship needs trust to be safe and secure. Without trust, a relationship will be like the pot in the safe – vulnerable to theft and destruction. But with trust, a relationship will be like the pot in the open field – guarded and protected.
Rohit and Radhika listened to the sage’s words and realized that their relationship was like the pot in the safe. They made a vow to each other to nurture their relationship by planting the seeds of trust and watering it with love and understanding.– an experiment
I won’t disclose the details of the experiment in this post, but I promise to reveal it in a future post. If you have already figured out what the experiment was, please share your thoughts in the comments section below.