The Best Weapon

Here is one nice story.....

It is not important that your knowledge is acquired at university level or at forum....

WHAT IS MOST IMPORTANT IS THAT IF IT HELPS YOU OR NOT.....

in my case....knowledge acquired by University level failed miserably...

Forum knowledge helped me to regain my health....

Here goes story indiacratus

One day during the court session, Akbar asked his courtiers, 'Tell me, which is the best weapon?'

The courtiers had many different answers - some said it is the sword, other held spear to be the best, still others said it was bows and arrows which work as the best weapon among all others. Each tried to prove their point with unique reasons.

Then Akbar turned to Birbal who was quietly sitting. He asked him, 'Birbal, what do you think? Which is the most effective weapon?'

Birbal spontaneously replied, 'My Majesty, the best weapon is the one which is useful where is needed'.

Listening to Birbal's reply, Akbar said, 'Birbal don't give such vague answers'.

Birbal calmly requested, 'Pardon me, my majesty, but when time allows, I shall prove my point'. Akbar mutely nodded.

One fine evening when the weather was pleasant, Akbar and Birbal decided to take a short tour across the capital city of Agra. They walked around and surveyed on various civil and political matters. While they were talking, suddenly they heard a loud commotion. They saw people around shouting and running heather thither. Akbar asked Birbal the reason for such commotion, when suddenly he saw a huge, wild elephant heading towards them.

Akbar exclaimed in anguish, 'It’s an untamed wild elegant Birbal. Let's run fast as we can'.

But Birbal explained, 'My Majesty, no matter how hard we try to run away and get out this elephant's way, it will soon overtake us'.

Akbar was restless. He looked for his sword and took it out. When Birbal saw the sword, he said, My Majesty, the sword is too small to defend against this barmy beast’.

Akbar realized it and put the sword back. Just then, Birbal saw a puppy sleep nearby. He took the puppy and threw it on the elephant’s trunk.

The sleepy pup was frightened and grabbed the elephant’s trunk. The elephant got confused seeing the puppy clinging on its trunk. It started moving back in an attempt to let the pup down. Seeing this Birbal said, ‘My Majesty! Now lets flee fast as we could!’

They ran away from the lane where the elephant stood with the pup and safely came back.

Back in palace, when they sat down together for evening beverages, Birbal asked Akbar, ‘My Majesty! Today the pup worked as a weapon against the barmy elephant. Could you tell me which category of weapons does the pup belongs to?’

Akbar laughed out. He said, ‘Birbal, I understand your point. There is no best weapon per say. A true weapon is one which comes handy when it is needed the most; and it is the ‘best weapon’ in that situation’. Akbar was pleased with Birbal. He rewarded him for his intelligence and thanked him for saving his life.

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  • There are many duffers in market who have acquired knowledge at university level. On the other hand you have University drop outs like Michael Dell who made a mark for themselves. He was a Pre med student, dropped out and was successful at 19, and we all know "Dell" laptops :)

    In his words:

    "You don't have to be a genius or a visionary or even a college graduate to be successful. You just need a framework and a dream."

    -Michael Dell

    So, all this talk about university websites etc is nonsense. I can quote many examples to back this statement. For the moment, just one is enough.

    Dell had the dream, vision and got the might to even challenge IBM .... :)

    So, cure bhai, when we talk what we talk, we have a framework and also have a dream. The hypocrisy elsewhere is painted all over the wall. If someone gets hypertension on High Carb they say take drugs, it's ok as you are diabetic. If they get it on Low carb they say -- See I told you fat is bad. Bunch of hypocrites.

  • अगर किसी आदमी ने .......

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    अपनी शर्ट का पहला बटन गलत लगाया है

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    बाकी सभी बटन गलत हीं लगाएगा!

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    पता है?

    इतनी बड़ी बात किसने कही?

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    इतनी बड़ी बात को कहा ……….

    गलीवाले टेलर मास्टर ने

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    अब इसमे हॅसने वाली बात क्या है?

    जरूरी नही है कि हर बड़ी बात महान लोगों ने ही कही हो!

  • Just ignore the guy. Let him keep talking to himself.

  • For getting knowledge,you have to be company of knowledgeable peoples,and not with the falsified peoples who are in habit of twisting the facts.

    The story goes like this,Great Philosopher Aristotle first said that Earth revolve around sun,but King of His Kingdom has pronounced that Sun revolves round the Earth,and was contested by great philosopher, resulting King denounced him with death sentence

    By not agreeing the research work done by great Scientists,one keeps himself in a closed cave and lives in a medievels era.

    Scientists are regularly updating and publishing their works,but many eccentric mind peoples are reluctant to come in terms with those researches., and keeping theirs mind shut,

    Ignoring such valuable research leads to self inflicting irreparable wounds .

  • People who don't know the difference between ISI (BIS) and ISO shouldn't be lecturing here. People who are reading and switching have brains. They follow science and not bed time stories about pundit and dog that some people narrate here on a diabetes forum. Lecturing without data and specific inputs is the easiest thing to do. They are the one's who quickly disappear once specifics are asked. Disappear in cave age right?

    Talks some science and show us some data.

  • You also tried to twist and or falsify my HBA1c report

    So which category of person are you in the above story

    Science or trying to prove science wrong??

    Adiabetic2015

  • Shashikantiyengar

    There's no drug for hate and jealousy. "World bodies" are still working on the same. Your A1C of 4.8 has become an eye sore for some guys and gals here. Why? Because they know that people will believe numbers rather than lop sided OPINIONS. So, they are just trying to distract.

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