Language have the power to change reality. Words have enormous power. Obama used the power of words to become the president of USA. Read a very good story to realize the impact of words
Why Go to Temple ?
A 'devotee' goer wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper and complained that it made no sense to go to the Temple.
'I've gone for 30 years now, he wrote, and in that time I have heard something like 3,000 mantras.
But for the life of me, I can't remember a single one of them. So, I think I'm wasting my time and the Gurus are wasting theirs by giving services at all.
ThA 'devotee' goer wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper and complained that it made no sense to go to the Temple .
This started a real controversy in the 'Letters to the Editor' column, much to the delight of the editor. It went on for weeks until someone wrote this clincher:
is started a real controversy in the 'Letters to the Editor' column, much to the delight of the editor. It went on for weeks until someone wrote this clincher:
I've been married for 30 years now. In that time my
wife has cooked some 32,000 meals. But, for the life of me, I cannot recall the entire menu for a single one of those meals. But I do know this... They all nourished me and gave me the strength I needed to do my work.
If my wife had not given me these meals, I would be physically dead today.
Likewise, if I had not gone to the Temple for nourishment, I would be spiritually dead today!
When you are DOWN to nothing.... God is UP to something! Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible and receives the impossible!
Thank God for our physical AND our spiritual nourishment!
Are you Judgemental ?
Once upon the time there lived a saadhu(hermit). Everyday at day break he would go to the river to take a dip. On the way he had to pass by a prostitute's house.
One day when he was returning from the river, the prostitute, to tease him asked, " Baba, Khare ho ya Khote?"-(are you pure or impure) The Saadhu(hermit) does not answer.
This question became a ritual between the two and continued for umpteen number of years. One day the Sadhu did not return from the river. As the prostitute waited anxiously for his return, a man came and told her that the saadhu had slipped on the steps of the ghat(bank) and was dying. He was waiting for her.
The prostitute went running to the river. On seeing her, the sadhu tells her to repeat her question. When she repeated the question, the sadhu said that he was Khara(pure).
He had not said so before because he was not sure that he would remain the same. Since he was dying, there was no time for him to change. The sadhu then closed his eyes.
Doodh aur Budh phat te der nahin lagti.(Milk and mind can turn bad in a moment) It is a fact that that there is no guarantee of human beings because they change from time to time. But it is also a fact that people evolve with time and experience.
Moral of the story
See the possibility that things and people can change at any time and don't hold onto judgement otherwise your judgement becomes solidified like a rock. It brings misery to you and others. The universe is in flux; bad may become good and good may become bad.
Recall your own younger days, some of the actions done at that time with great joy and fun might make you cringe now.
Much appreciated family planning -one child law in China has resulted in the aged population and spoilt child syndrome in China while India's much maligned population growth has resulted in the competitive advantage of a ready supply of young working youth to cater to the global working population shortage.
How well you do your job ?
No matter what job you take, not a day will pass without some kind of problem. Certain basic skills can equip you to turn those problems into opportunities. Read an excellent story on problem solving
What is the right attitude when faced with rejections, failure....? Read this story and the lessons and I bet you will never be depressed and sad in your life.
Who does not want publicity ? But how many people know how to get it without letting others know that they want it…. It is an art as well as a science. Read a very innovative story on the art of getting self publicity here
"What counts is not the number of hours you put in, but how much you put in the hours." Excellent lessons
Duty and Adaptation
An old hill farming crofter trudges several miles through freezing snow to his local and very remote chapel for Sunday service. No-one else is there, aside from the clergyman.
"I'm not sure it's worth proceeding with the service - might we do better to go back to our warm homes and a hot drink?.." asks the clergyman, inviting a mutually helpful reaction from his audience of one.
"Well, I'm just a simple farmer," says the old crofter, "But when I go to feed my herd, and if only one beast turns up, I sure don't leave it hungry."
So the clergyman, feeling somewhat ashamed, delivers his service - all the bells and whistles, hymns and readings, lasting a good couple of hours - finishing proudly with the fresh observation that no matter how small the need, our duty remains. And he thanks the old farmer for the lesson he has learned.
"Was that okay?" asks the clergyman, as the two set off home.
"Well I'm just a simple farmer," says the old crofter, "But when I go to feed my herd, and if only one beast turns up, I sure don't force it to eat what I brought for the whole herd..."
Courage-defined What is courage…can it be explained or only observed/experienced. A very funny buy insightful story
What do a teacher make? In terms of money may be a little but.....on account of teachers day ...for all those who have taught us...
Unique experiment by Socrates
Why the saas -bahu serials or Big boss have very high viewership ? How come Facebook or Orkut enjoys so much popularity. Why we do not have time to cast our vote or do financial planning or take self improvement courses? What stops us ? An excellent story and an unique experiment from Socrates-famous Greek philosopher
Classroom Psychology test – Courage Defined
A psychology professor at the University of Miami knew his students expected a terrifyingly long final exam.
To play with their minds a little (what do you expect from a psychology professor?) he only put ONE question on the final exam.
He watched the reactions of the students as they all opened the exams and saw the one question. Initially they all looked relieved, but as the difficulty of the question began to sink in, those relieved faces sagged to confusion and consternation.
All, that is, except for one student.
He read the question, tapped his pencil into his palm a few times, then jotted something down on the test paper.
He walked up to the professor, handed him the final, and walked out.
The professor blinked in surprise, looked at what the student wrote, and smiled.
The professor wrote "100%" on the top of that student's test.
The question: What is courage?
The student's answer: This is.
You will not get the better definition of the courage.
In the end .. think about this and reflect on it.
“We think that open and close are opposite 2 each other, but very few in the world know that the one with whom we are close is the one with whom we are very open.”
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