Greatness of Sir Issac Newton
You shout at someone who has wronged you. You find yourself shouting at your own son wife friend very soon.
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 in less than twenty minutes. When Newton came back he was shocked. Nor a single live of his research could be traced from those ashes. Any one else in his place would have flogged 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 was not all that easy. It took him several years to complete the task but did not mind it! 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. On the contrary if you develop hatred towards all those who have wronged you, you will find enemies in the whole world including your kith and kin.
Swami Vivekananda uttered: "Know that talking ill of others in private is a sin. You must wholly avoid it. Many things may occur to the mind, but it gradually makes a mountain of a molehill if you try to express them. Everything is ended if you forgive and forget."