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A girl named Cheng-Li got married & went to live
with her husband and mother-in-law. In a very short time, Li found
that she couldn't get along with her mother-in-law at all. Their
personalities were very different, and Li was angered by many of her
mother-in-law's habits. In addition, she criticized Li constantly.
Days passed, and weeks passed. Li and her mother-in-law never
stopped arguing and fighting. But what made the situation even worse was
that, Li had to obey her every wish. All the anger and
unhappiness in he house was causing Li's husband great
Finally, Li could not stand her mother-in-law's bad temper and
dictatorship any longer, and she decided to do something about it!
Li went to see her father's good friend, Mr. Huang, who sold herbs.
She told him the situation and asked if he would give her some poison so
that she could solve the problem once and for all.
Mr. Huang thought for awhile, and finally said, "Cheng-Li, I will help you
solve your problem, but you must listen to me and obey what I tell
Li said, "Yes, Mr. Huang, I will do whatever you tell me to do."
Mr. Huang went into the back room, and returned in a few minutes with a
package of herbs. He told Li, "You can't use a quick-acting poison to get
rid of your mother-in-law, because that would cause people to become
suspicious. Therefore, I have given you a number of herbs that will slowly
build up poison in her body.
Every other day prepare some delicious meal and put a little of these herbs
in her serving. Now, in order to make sure that nobody suspect you when she
dies, you must be very careful to act very friendly
"Don't argue with her, obey her every wish, and treat her like a
Li was so happy. She thanked Mr. Huang and hurried home to start her plot of
murdering her mother-in-law.
Weeks went by, and months went by, and every other day, Li served
the specially treated food to her mother-in-law. She remembered what Mr.
Huang had said about avoiding suspicion, so she controlled her temper,
obeyed her mother-in-law, and treated her like her own mother.
After six months had passed, the whole household had changed.
Li had practiced controlling her temper so much that she found that
she almost never got mad or upset. She hadn't had an argument with her
mother-in-law in six months because she now seemed much kinder and easier to
get along with.
The mother-in-law's attitude toward Li changed, and she began to
love Li like her own daughter. She kept telling friends and
relatives that Li was the best daughter-in-law one could ever find.
Li and her mother-in-law were now treating each other like a real
mother and daughter.
Li's husband was very happy to see what was happening.
One day, Li came to see Mr. Huang and asked for his help again.
She said, "Dear Mr. Huang, please help me to keep the poison from
killing my mother-in-law! She's changed into such a nice woman, and I love
her like my own mother. I do not want her to die because of the
poison I gave her."
Mr. Huang smiled and nodded his head. "Cheng-Li, there's nothing to worry
about. I never gave you any poison. The herbs I gave you were vitamins to
improve her health. The only poison was in your mind and your attitude
toward her, but that has been all washed away by the love which you gave to
HAVE YOU REALIZED that how we treat others is exactly how they will treat
us? "The person who loves others will also be loved in return."