Two Buckets in the Well

By indian-admin on 01-08-2017

Two buckets met at the well. One of them looked morose. “What is the trouble?’ asked the second bucket sympathetically. 

“Oh! Replied the first, gloomy bucket, “I get so weary of being dragged to this well. No matter how full I am, I always come back here empty.” 

The second bucket laughed. “How curious!” the second bucket chuckled, “I always come here empty and go back full.”


Many a good person shares the view of the first bucket as far as frequent religious practices or spiritual direction are concerned. We find them dreary. If only we would realize how empty we go for them and how full we return!

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'Indian Thoughts' was founded on 3rd June 2004 and now it is one among the best online moral education services in the world. 'Indian Thoughts' is a non-profit Organization, managed by a group of devoted social workers from India. These inspiring stories are from its' rich archive of collections.