Shaykh Saadi (Raheemahullah) mentions a beautiful story, in his Bustaan, of a raindrop which fell from a spring cloud. Seeing the magnitude and vast expanse of the ocean, it was ashamed. Reflecting and introspecting, it thought :
Where am I next to the sea? Compared with it, I am extinct. I am nothing.”
In its contemplative and pensive mood, it regarded itself with an eye of disdain. Whilst doing so, an oyster surfaced from the ocean and took the raindrop within the haven of its care. Destiny then shaped its course that eventually the raindrop became a renowned Royal pearl.
For its humility and humbleness, it found itself exalted. Its annihilation, made it existent.