You & Life – Superb Moral Story

Once an Emperor called upon all of his wise men and asked them, ” Is there any magical saying which works in every situation, in every circumstances, in every place and in every time. In every joy, every sorrow, every defeat and every victory? One answer for all questions? Something which can help me when none of you is available to advise me? “

All the Emperor’s advisers were baffled by the question. They all agreed on one solution on the suggestion of a learned scholar.Who gave them a note to be given to the Emperor.

And the note was to be opened whenever the the Emperor was in trouble.

Just a few days after, he was attacked by the neighboring country. The Emperor and his army fought bravely but were still losing the battle & the Emperor was trying to run away on his mount. The enemies were following him getting closer and closer. Suddenly the Emperor found himself standing at the end of the road – that road was not going anywhere. Underneath there was a rocky valley thousand feet deep. If he jumped into it, he would be finished…and he could not return because it was a small road…the sound of enemy’s horses was approaching fast. The Emperor became restless. There seemed to be no way.

 Then he remembered the note given to him by his loyal advisers and he opened it. It read “THIS TOO SHALL PASS”

The Emperor read it , again & again. Suddenly something struck him- Yes ! This too will pass. Only a few days ago, I was enjoying my rule. I was the mightiest of all the Emperors. Yet today, the Empire and all its pleasures have gone. I am here trying to escape from enemies. Like those days of luxuries have gone, this day of danger too will pass. A calm came on his face. He kept standing there. The place where he was standing was full of natural beauty.

The revelation of the message had a great effect on him. He relaxed and forgot about those following him. After a few minutes he realized that the noise of the horses and the enemy coming was receding. They moved into some other part of the mountains and were nowhere near him.

The Emperor was very brave. He reorganized his army and fought again. He defeated the enemy and regained his empire. When he returned to his empire after victory, he was received with much fanfare. The whole capital was rejoicing in the victory.

Everyone was in a festive mood. Flowers were being showered on Emperor from every house, from every corner. For a moment the Emperor said to himself,” I am one of the bravest and greatest Emperors. It is not easy to defeat me. With all the reception and celebration he saw an ego emerging in him.

At that moment something clicked his mind & he opened the note and read it again: “THIS TOO SHALL PASS”.

He became silent. His face went through a total change – from the egoist he moved to a state of utter humbleness. If this too is going to pass, it is not yours. The defeat was not yours, the victory is not yours. You are just a watcher. Everything passes by. We are witnesses of all this. Life comes and goes. Happiness comes and goes. Sorrow comes and goes.

Now as you have read this story, just sit silently and evaluate your own life. This too will pass. Think of the moments of joy and victory in your life. Think of the moment of Sorrow and defeat. Are they permanent ? They all come and pass away.

Moral: This life is so temporary, all its enjoyments & sorrows will finish one day. The only thing which will remain is our deeds and how we acted during the times of prosperity and adversity.

53 Responses to You & Life – Superb Moral Story

  1. Hussain November 25, 2014 at 1:05 PM #

    Dear Sara, I do not regret joining this mail list now. Many thanks to Adim (Ali) for sharing this beautiful story with very nice thought and moral.

    We are mortals and things are mortals than why we……..

  2. i.khan November 12, 2013 at 12:56 PM #

    A very good lesson. Many thanks.

  3. Mohammad Mubarak January 15, 2013 at 3:24 PM #

    This indeed is one of life’s greatest formulae .My mind has always been bogged by this thought at each turn and I am grateful for your bringing it out so vividly in this brilliant story.As a Muslim, I strongly believe that this simple lesson is clearly embedded in the teachings of our prophet (SAW).May I therefore recommend its adoption to ALL so that the world can be a better place.

  4. Sonah November 25, 2012 at 11:43 PM #

    The enemy is not always outside.It is inside you -Your ego.

  5. Ramakrishnan. R November 5, 2012 at 11:59 AM #

    Thank you for the story. i have been following this principle over last many years and am always calm and peaceful. Please provide us with many such stories.

  6. Jusof Salam September 16, 2012 at 1:37 PM #

    It is wonderful moral story . Thanks forrefreshing our mind.

  7. Jufraida September 13, 2012 at 7:41 AM #

    I grew up with solid spiritual and moral values in life that made me mingle with all kinds of people I met with humility and respect but there are times when I am face with difficulties and challenges with what I am working to achieve my goal of doing more serve to humanity I get restless in waiting for what I am fervently praying for. My patience and perseverance is again into test.

    Reading this story enlightened me again, My Agony of waiting shall soon be over. I know Allah is doing his work, clearing the way for me while I pray fervently to him. In all good things and blessings that comes into our life, let us always humble our selves and share to others Allah’s blessings.

    Thank you Sara.

  8. OLAJIDE S. AMINU August 23, 2012 at 4:20 PM #

    This is good for all times and for all people. It is right in all cases and all circumstamces. It should be emulated by all people and all race. God bless the writer and initiator

    • Sara - Admin August 24, 2012 at 4:46 PM #

      Thanks Olajide.

  9. OLAJIDE S. AMINU August 23, 2012 at 4:17 PM #

    This is true, real and fact. It is about the most factual thing i have ever come accross.
    God bless the initiator / writer. More grease to your elbow

  10. sharif123 August 8, 2012 at 6:51 PM #

    so many appreciations for you Sara. Never let down your readers. Thanks for such a story with a great moral.

    • Sara - Admin August 9, 2012 at 3:55 PM #

      Sure Shariff. We try our best to entertain & educate our readers.
      And your comments are motivation for us to continue the work.

      Please share with us if you have any great content.
      email: [email protected]

  11. Naushad Khan August 8, 2012 at 6:40 PM #

    Again a great one. Keep it up.

    • Sara - Admin August 9, 2012 at 3:57 PM #

      Thanks Naushad Khan.

  12. hanan August 8, 2012 at 2:28 PM #

    Mashallah you have done it jezakellah this is a good reminder May Allah bless you.

  13. Ayesha August 8, 2012 at 12:58 PM #

    Very True!!!! Nice Story with a Nice Moral! JazakALLAH Sarah!

    • Sara - Admin August 9, 2012 at 3:59 PM #


  14. Wasim August 8, 2012 at 12:34 PM #

    the lesson:
    Never be disapointed…
    Never be so proud…

    Thanks for such a nice story.

    • Sara - Admin August 9, 2012 at 3:59 PM #

      Thanks Wasim.

  15. gregoryjhon81 January 4, 2012 at 12:56 PM #

    thanks for such a cute article . really inspiring and eye opener for me.

  16. gregoryjhon81 January 4, 2012 at 12:56 PM #

    thanks for such a cute article . really inspiring and eye opener for me.

  17. Mohd_hussain448 December 31, 2011 at 5:41 AM #

    beautiful sharing …it’s  fact of life ……………jazaki allah for sharing

  18. Mohamoud Ahmed October 30, 2011 at 12:15 PM #

    A great story with a even more greater moral 
    thank u (^_^)

  19. Adonis Argus October 30, 2011 at 7:06 AM #

    your mails Sara are so touching n moving … we never remain same after reading one …

    • Sara October 31, 2011 at 4:27 AM #

      Thanks for the nice words Adonis.!! Its really nice to know that we are able to make changes in the lives of people.

  20. Adonis Argus October 30, 2011 at 7:04 AM #

    prosperity and adversity are two imposters … we gotta give both equal treatment … my favourite pessimistic Quote … WORST IS YET TO COME …

  21. Ashfaque Ahmed October 18, 2011 at 1:58 PM #

    It easy to enjoy good time but it is difficult to pass out bad one.

  22. Engr.Alam Khan October 13, 2011 at 7:44 AM #

    Thank you Sara for sharing such interesting and moral story, I always enjoying your moral stories and jokes etc.You are really doing the great job.May Allah bless you.

    • Sara October 14, 2011 at 7:20 AM #

      Thanks Alam. Your words are a motivation.

  23. Waheedullah October 13, 2011 at 6:58 AM #

    very intersting and very true, life is just passing so be happy and enjoy every moment of life cause once it is passed it wont return back 

  24. Friend October 12, 2011 at 9:47 AM #

    Wonderful Story… It is really more than Superup moral story

  25. Fawzialshannaq October 12, 2011 at 9:27 AM #

    Thank you SARAH . Big everlasting Lesson…… This is is what we are in need of to learn all through our temporary life .

  26. Mohammed Yasin October 11, 2011 at 4:53 PM #

    Thanks Sara for sharing this type of mails. It really helps us to know what we are and what ever we do is nothing. May Almighty Allah bless you by sharing this type of mails..

    • Sara October 12, 2011 at 5:58 AM #

      Thanks Yasin. Your comments are such a motivation. And its nice to know that our mails are beneficial to others.

  27. Abdur Rahman October 9, 2011 at 7:15 AM #

    Its my story.It has given me  lot of hopes and will help me to come out of my present depressed situation.Sara! God bless you.

    • Sara October 9, 2011 at 7:48 AM #

      Nice to know you have benefited from the story. May God help you to come out of all difficulties & help you lead a happy life.

  28. YusefQasemQufaanAl-Yemeni October 8, 2011 at 6:22 PM #

    Very nice, loved it!
    “You are just a watcher. Everything passes by. We are witnesses of all this. Life comes and goes. Happiness comes and goes. Sorrow comes and goes.”
     thankss admins 😀

  29. Akram Shafique October 8, 2011 at 5:20 AM #

    yes all the things pass u.

  30. Altaf Ahmed October 8, 2011 at 2:48 AM #

    This is a beautiful and naked truth,thank u very much.

  31. Abdul Muyeed October 7, 2011 at 6:55 PM #

    Nice moral  thank for the story

  32. Humayundaud October 7, 2011 at 6:23 PM #

    nice …

  33. Junedayz October 7, 2011 at 4:54 PM #

    life too shall pass….

  34. Gusen October 7, 2011 at 3:23 PM #

    Yes,the most important thing is to not think a lot, just do it, do not think.))

  35. Noble Man October 7, 2011 at 2:12 PM #

    Thank nyou Sara I really enjoy with your  interesting and moral stories.

  36. Noble Man October 7, 2011 at 2:10 PM #

    A great moral story .

  37. mustafa October 7, 2011 at 1:36 PM #

    nice story reminds me that this school year will pass and I’ll finally finish school for good

  38. Shakabansh5 October 7, 2011 at 1:31 PM #

    Hi Sara: This story that which to be taken into account ,we are temporary in this life will pass it soon or later and disregard the position.For example look what is going on in Egypt ,Tunisia and Libya.Thanks Sara

  39. Feizal October 7, 2011 at 11:33 AM #

    Masha’Allah.  Rememberance of who we are and why we are here is very important in our day to day life.  If we do that every morning while we are about to get up from our bed, it will make our day a fruitful one just like the emperor.

  40. F_farook October 7, 2011 at 10:47 AM #

    Indeed this is the truth!

  41. Abdul Azeem Damudi October 7, 2011 at 10:11 AM #

    Allah Hu Akber

  42. Yunus October 7, 2011 at 9:07 AM #

    Thanks. Every thing will pass, what will remain forever is the “face” of ALLAH Almighty.

  43. Mohdmanaz October 7, 2011 at 8:58 AM #

    Thanks for sharing

  44. Abier October 7, 2011 at 7:44 AM #

    this is just what i needed right now! thank you for sharing this story with us :):):)