I have read lots of books but forgotten most of them. What's the purpose of reading?
Answered by Katekonda Surya Prakash
Katekonda Surya Prakash 回答说：
old farmer lived on a farm in the mountains with his young grandson.
Each morning grandpa was up early sitting at the kitchen table reading
his holy book.
day the grandson asked, "grandpa! I try to read the holy book just like
you but I don't understand it, and what I do understand I forget as
soon as I close the book. What good does reading the book do?"
grandfather quietly turned from putting coal in the stove and replied,
"take this coal basket down to the river and bring me back a basket of
The boy did as he was told, but all the water leaked out before he got back to the house.
grandfather laughed and said, "you'll have to move a little faster next
time", and sent him back to the river with the basket to try again.
time the boy ran faster, but again the basket was empty before he
returned home. Out of breath, he told his grandfather that it was
impossible to carry water in a basket, and he went to get a bucket
old man said, "I don't want a bucket of water; I want a basket of
water. You're just not trying hard enough," and he went out the door to
watch the boy try again.
this point, the boy knew it was impossible, but he wanted to show his
grandfather that even if he ran as fast as he could, the water would
leak out before he got back to the house.
boy again dipped the basket into the river and ran hard, but when he
reached his grandfather the basket was again empty. Out of breath, he
said, "see grandpa, it's useless!"
"So you think it is useless?" The old man said, "look at the basket."
The boy looked at the basket and for the first time realized that the basket was different.It had been transformed from a dirty old coal basket and was now clean, inside and out.
that's what happens when you read the book. You might not understand or
remember everything, but when you read it, you will be changed, inside
This story above uses a holy book as example, but applies to any book you read!!