Once there was a very religious and skillful potter whose pottery was well-known far and wide. However, he was not satisfied with his finely crafted but fragile pottery. He thought if the pottery made by him could be unbreakable, his reputation and his business would be even better. He prayed hard to God to grant his wish for unbreakable pottery.
One night, he dreamt that God said to him, "If you are sure you won't regret it, I will make your wish come true." The potter said, "Yes, God, I am sure that I will not regret it." The next morning, the first thing the potter did when he woke up was to test whether God had granted his wish. In his workshop, he used the clay to craft a pot. Then he dried it under the sun. When the pot was dried, he lifted it and dashed it to the floor. The pot did not break! The potter was filled with joy. The news of the unbreakable pots made by the potter spread very fast. People from all over the world rushed here for his pottery. He became very rich and famous.
But, the good fortune did not last. After a while, his business slowed down. Although everybody kept praising his product, whoever bought one did not need to buy another again because the pots were unbreakable. The business got poorer by the day, as did his financial status. He now kept praying to God to let him recover his original pottery. One night, he dreamt that God appeared to him. Tearfully, he begged God to forgive him for his foolishness. God said, "Because you admit your mistake, I will forgive you and make your latest wish come true." So from then onwards, the potter's original pottery was once again in great demand.
2009-12-01 20:26 编辑：kuaileyingyu