Wisdom is the Believer’s Pursuit

Once upon a time, hundreds of years ago, the emperor of Japan ordered one of the most famous artists of that time to draw a picture of a rare bird. The story says that the emperor waited for months and even years without hearing back from the artist. The emperor was aggravated, and went personally to visit the artist in his studio to ask him about the reason behind his tardiness.


Upon the arrival of the emperor, the artist seated him and brought a blank sheet and started drawing the bird. He was done in a short time, and the drawing was perfect and of great quality that it dazzled the emperor and his companions. The emperor was surprised by the artist’s speed and skill and the accuracy of the drawing, and asked the artist why it took him years since he just did the job in such a short time. The artist did not respond, but went to his storage and brought hundreds of drawings of parts of the bird. He had drawn the head, eyes, beak, neck, wings, legs, claws and even the feathers, each on a separate sheet.


He displayed the drawings, one after another and in order in front of the emperor, who nodded as a sign of agreement, satisfaction, gratitude and admiration.


The Japanese wisdom in this story is that perfecting one’s work as a whole is attained by mastering each part of it, and mastery is the ground of success.


If you want to live a successful life, try to have a successful year.


And if you want to have a successful year, try to have a successful month.


And if you want to have a successful month, try to have a successful day.


And if you want to have a successful day, try to have a successful hour.


A successful life is the resultant of successful and perfect moments.


And wisdom is a believer’s pursuit, wherever he finds it, he is more worthy of it.


And God likes that when one does a job to perfect it.