[Fsf-friends] Excellence is not an public measurement

Omshiva prakash omshivaprakash at gmail.com
Mon Jan 14 02:34:10 IST 2008

This is an anecdote that was shared by a person who is my God father. A
beautiful attitude in life. Read it. you will recognize why?

Here it is :

A gentleman was once visiting a temple under construction.
In the temple premises, he saw a sculptor making an idol of God.
Suddenly he saw, just a few meters away, another identical idol was lying.

Surprised he asked the sculptor, do you need two statutes of the same idol.
No said the sculptor. We need only one, but the first one got damaged at the
last stage.

The gentleman examined the statue.
No apparent damage was visible.

Where the damage is? asked the gentleman.
There is a scratch on the nose of the idol.

Where are you going to keep the idol?
The sculptor replied that it will be installed on a pillar 20 feet high.

When the idol will be 20 feet away from the eyes of the beholder, who is
going to know that there is scratch on the nose? The gentleman asked.

The sculptor looked at the gentleman, smiled and said, "The God knows it and
I know it ".

The desire to excel should be exclusive of the fact whether someone
appreciates it or not.

Excellence is a drive from Inside not Outside.


By TrouseredApe, http://www.trouseredape.com

Bala (TrouseredApe): this anecdote applies to the open source movement

"A well-directed imagination is the source of great deeds"
With Best Regards,

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