The Dirty Window – A Heart Cleansing Story


A  newly married couple John and Anna move into their new house. A small family lived in their neighbourhood.

One day, while John and Anna were having their breakfast, Anna saw that her neighbour was hanging the wash outside. “That laundry is not very clean, she doesn’t know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs better laundry soap”, Anna said. Her husband looked on, but remained silent.

Every time their neighbour would hang her wash to dry, Anna would make same comments. One month later Anna was surprised to see a nice clean wash on the line in her neighbour’s backyard and said to her husband, ”Look! She has learned how to wash correctly. I wonder who taught her that.”

John calmly replied, “That’s because I got up early this morning and cleaned our windows !”

Moral of the Story

The same goes with our life…

The Window can be very well compared to our heart. Many a times things look dirty not because they are actually dirty, in fact, because the window through which things are looked at is dirty.

In the same way what we see when watching others depends on the purity of our heart. If heart is not clean we will end up criticizing others.  Therefore, before judging others one has to check if one’s heart is clean and pure to see the good in others.

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7 Responses to The Dirty Window – A Heart Cleansing Story

  1. fathima a October 9, 2013 at 8:12 AM #

    love this story sara.. i think we should start correcting our way of thinking which first of all require clean and pure heart…..fantastic moral sara…

  2. Hensten October 5, 2013 at 10:49 PM #

    Beautifull story

  3. Anu September 30, 2013 at 5:10 PM #

    Excellent MOral Hidden in the story!

  4. hussein kanah September 28, 2013 at 2:49 PM #

    the window is v much like the hearts of most of us.

  5. ADEGOKE WAHAB September 27, 2013 at 5:17 PM #

    Vail of ignorance or whatever do not allow us to see the true picture of a lot of things. Let us keep on praying for Rightful guide from God

  6. sharif123 September 27, 2013 at 1:37 PM #

    Beautiful moral

  7. farnaz September 27, 2013 at 11:55 AM #

    subhanallah on the reflection!!!!