The great scientist Sir Isaac Newton worked several hours every day
for twenty years and wrote down the results of his brilliant
research. One day he went out for a walk leaving the papers on the
table. His pet dog `diamond’ was lying in the room. A few minutes
later, it jumped on to the table playfully. Due to this, the burning
candle fell on the bundle of manuscript and it caught fire. Twenty
years of hard research was reduced to ashes within minutes. When
Newton came back he was shocked. His precious papers were now a
handful of ashes. Any one else would have beaten the dog to death.
But Newton simply stroked the dog’s head and said looking at it with
pity `Diamond, you know not what you have done.’
He started writing again. It took him several years to complete the
task. How great was his compassion for the dumb animal. Newton’s
heart was as great as his head.
It is difficult to forgive a wrong done to you – yet, with a
stronger will it is possible. To forget the whole episode requires
super human effort and nobility of heart. If you develop the habit
of forgiving and forgetting, you will not have any enemy in this
wide world. You will be friendly with all.