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It took a lot of time for me to title this blog. Do not confuse the words on right and word on left of the hyphen. Read the story and understand the title 🙂

One day Mulla Nasruddin saw the village schoolmaster leading a group of children towards the mosque.prayer of frog

“What are you taking them there for?” he asked.

“There is a drought in the land,” said the teacher, “and we trust that the cries of the innocent will move the heart of the Almighty.”

“It isn’t the cries, whether innocent or criminal, that count,” said the Mulla, “but wisdom and awareness.”

“How dare you make such a blasphemous statement in the presence of these children!” cried the teacher.

“Prove what you have said, or you shall be denounced as a heretic.”

“Easy enough,” said Nasruddin. “If the prayers of children counted for anything there wouldn’t be a school teacher in all the land, for there is nothing they so detest as going to school. The reason you have sur­vived those prayers is that we, who know better than the children, have kept you where you are?”

SourcePrayer of the Fro Vol 1Prayer of the frog Vol 2, by Father Antony De’Mello

This is a scheduled and thus auto published blog, author is currently having limited access to the internet.