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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Evil. Wonderful story with POWERFUL lesson

A woman baked chapatti (roti/bread) for members of her family and an extra one for a hungry passerby. 
                                           

She kept the extra chapatti on the window sill, for whosoever would take it away. Every day, a hunchback came and took away the chapatti. Instead of expressing gratitude, he muttered the following words as he went his way: 
                                       
“The evil you do remains with you: The good you do, comes back to you!” This went on, day after day. Every day, the hunchback came, picked up the chapatti and uttered the words:

“The evil you do, remains with you: The good you do, comes back to you!” The woman felt irritated. “Not a word of gratitude,” she said to herself… “Everyday this hunchback utters this jingle! What does he mean?” One day, exasperated, she decided to do away with him. “I shall get rid of this hunchback,” she said. And what did she do? She added poison to the chapatti she prepared for him!

                                                   

As she was about to keep it on the window sill, her hands trembled. “What is this I am doing?” she said. Immediately, she threw the chapatti into the fire, prepared another one and kept it on the window sill. 


                                       

As usual, the hunchback came, picked up the chapatti and muttered the words: “The evil you do, remains with you: The good you do, comes back to you!”

The hunchback proceeded on his way, blissfully unaware of the war raging in the mind of the woman. Every day, as the woman placed the chapatti on the window sill, she offered a prayer for her son who had gone to a distant place to seek his fortune. For many months, she had no news of him.. She prayed for his safe return.

That evening, there was a knock on the door. As she opened it, she was surprised to find her son standing in the doorway. He had grown thin and lean. His garments were tattered and torn. He was hungry, starved and weak. As he saw his mother, he said, “Mom, it’s a miracle I’m here. While I was but a mile away, I was so famished that I collapsed. I would have died, but just then an old hunchback passed by. I begged of him for a morsel of food, and he was kind enough to give me a whole chapatti. As he gave it to me, he said, “This is what I eat everyday: today, I shall give it to you, for your need is greater than mine!”

                                                 

” As the mother heard those words, her face turned pale. She leaned against the door for support. She remembered the poisoned chapatti that she had made that morning. Had she not burnt it in the fire, it would have been eaten by her own son, and he would have lost his life!

It was then that she realized the significance of the words: “The evil you do remains with you: The good you do, comes back to you!” Do good and Don’t ever stop doing good, even if it is not appreciated at that time.


-- via
Sunita Didwania

Friday, January 25, 2013

When do you pray?

                                               
                            

There is a story of about a sea captain who in his retirement skippered a boat taking day-trippers to Shetland Islands. On one trip, the boat was full of young people. They laughed at the old captain when they saw him say a prayer before sailing out, because the day was fine and the sea was calm.                                                                        




However they weren't long at sea when a storm suddenly blew up and the boat began to pitch violently. The terrified passengers came to the captain and asked him to join them in prayer.

                                                   




 But he replied, "I say my prayers when it's calm. When it's rough I attend to my ship." 


                                                

Here is a lesson for us...... 

If we cannot and will not seek God in quiet moments of our lives, we are not likely to find him when trouble strikes. We are more likely to panic. But if we have learnt to seek him and trust him in quiet moments, then most certainly we will find him when the going gets rough. 
  
via Sudan Raja

God Always Helps !!!



However, Most of  Us are Non-Sensitive towards it !!

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via Sangeeta Hegde

Promise yourself

To be so strong that nothing
can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity
to every person you meet. 
To make all your friends feel
that there is something in them
To look at the sunny side of everything
and make your optimism come true. 
To think only the best, to work only for the best,
and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
as you are about your own. 
To forget the mistakes of the past
and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
and give every living creature you meet a smile. 
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
and too happy to permit the presence of trouble. 
To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
not in loud words but great deeds.
To live in faith that the whole world is on your side
so long as you are true to the best that is in you. " 

From @Lotay's Blog
Peace is inevitable

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Take care. Just Wonderful!



TWO  HORSES 
(Author Unknown)
Just up the road from my home is a field, with two  horses in it.

From a distance, each horse looks like any other horse. But if you stop your car, or are walking by, you notice something quite amazing....

Looking into the eyes of one horse will disclose that he is blind. But his owner has chosen not to have him put down, but has made a good home for him.

This alone is amazing. If you stand nearby and listen, you will hear the sound of
bell. Looking around for the source of the sound, you will see that it comes from
the smaller horse in the field.

Attached to the horse's halter is a small bell. It lets the blind friend know where the other horse is, so he can follow.

As you stand and watch these two friends, you'll see that the horse with the bell
is always checking on the blind horse, and that the blind horse will listen for the bell and then slowly walk to where the other horse is, trusting that he will be led safely.
When the horse with the bell returns to the shelter of the barn each evening,
it stops occasionally and looks back, making sure that the blind friend isn't too far behind
to hear the bell.

Like the owners of these two horses, God does not abandon us just because we may not be perfect or because we have problems or challenges.


He watches over us and even brings others into our lives to help us when we are in need…

Sometimes we are like the blind horse being guided by the little ringing bell
of thosewho God places in our lives.
Other times we are the guide horse, helping others to find their way....
Good friends are just like that...

You may not always see them, but you know they are always there…


Be kind,
Someone you meet may be fighting
Some kind of battle.
Live Simply,
Love Generously,
Care Deeply,
Speak Kindly....... 


SOME WALK BY FAITH …
NOT ONLY BY SIGHT !

 Friends, things which are Real,
are always given and received in Silence.

Via Sangeeta Hegde

Celebrating Life


Friends, here is a wonderful story about the Hassid mystic, Zusia. He is one of the most beautiful Hassid mystics.

Once Zusia was walking through the hills and he saw many beautiful birds, caught by a man, in a cage. Zusia approached near the cage and opened it. All the birds flew away.

The man came rushing out of his house and asked Zusia, ‘What have you done?’

Zusia replied, ‘Birds are meant to fly… Look how beautiful they look on their wings!’

The man thought otherwise and gave Zusia a good beating. His whole day’s work had been destroyed. In fact, the man had been hoping to go to the market and sell the birds. There were many things to be done, but Zusia had destroyed his dream.

…Zusia was laughing and enjoying the beating…The man thought Zusia must be mad…

When the man stopped beating him, Zusia asked, ‘Have you finished with it? I have to move now!’

The man could not answer. He thought, “This man looks simply mad!”

Zusia was very happy. He started singing and dancing looking at the birds flying in the open sky. He was  happy that he was beaten, but yet he didn’t hurt, happy that he received it as a gift. He thanked God …There was no complaint….

Moral of the Story …

Friends, Zusia could transform the whole quality of the situation and one needs to learn this technique.

One should expand so much that all is accepted, hurts, upsets, insults and even death, only then the divine song can emerge in one’s life. One should learn to accept the darkness, only then the light can shine. The moment one accepts the night totally, and there is no seeking or hankering for the morning, only then the bright morning arrives.

Friends, this is the only way one can be Blissful, Peaceful & Celebrating Life…!!

Have a Great Day Friends!!

Sangeeta.