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RITA AND SON.

"Rita, Come fast, someone just saw your son jumping into a canal!"

Rita screamed on hearing the news and rushed to the canal which was nearby.

While running, she agonized over and regretted the scolding she had given her teenager yesterday over his excessive indulgence in gaming.

At the canal front, she was surprised to hear cheering and clapping by the gathering there.

One or two among the gathering who recognized her, cheered loudly, lifting her fully wet but smiling son on their shoulders, " Your son is a hero, madam… Be proud of him. He rescued this five years old girl from drowning!"

STORM AND CALM.

Arati made up her mind.

After hearing the devastating news of her daughter's biopsy report, she was determined not to lose another child. Her mind was made up to do the only thing she could.

She decided to do the ultimate sacrifice-the exchange offer to God-Like it was said to be done by the Mughal Emperor Babar for his son, Humayun.

After completing her prayers, Arati felt a great calmness and sat quietly in her rocking chair.

The phone rang incessantly. Arati picked it up tiredly.

“Mom, great news! The biopsy report was wrong after all!"

The last thing Arati's daughter heard was a sob of joy and a short thanking prayer to God.

Then there was only silence as the daughter kept shouting, “Mom, mom!"


GRANDPA CLOCK

Stephen told his broker, “Nice, but they say this house is..er, haunted?”

“The house is good, sir, just avoid going near that grandpa clock…possessed, they say.”

Stephen loved the house. And the words of caution by the broker only excited his curiosity.

After a few days of moving in, Stephen decided to ‘explore’ the grandpa.

When he went near enough, grandpa sighed in relief, “At last…an exchange!”

Soon, Stephen’s face became a vintage clock and his head adorned the wall.

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TEACHINGS FROM THE ETERNAL SONG, THE BHAGVAD GITA

TO PRAY TO THE LORD MANIFEST OR THE UNMANIFEST?

Lord Krishna is infinitely merciful.

When reading chapter 12 of the Eternal song, Bhagvad Gita, one will find a question posed by Lord Arjuna to Lord Krishna as to whether it is superior to worship a manifest entity like Lord Krishna or to worship the Unmanifested, Inconceivable and changeless entities.

To this, the Lord gives a beautiful reply stating that the yogins or devotees who are totally dedicated to His worship are the ones dearest to Him and are bound to attain His Lotus Feet quickest. However, the ones who choose to worship the Unmanifest, the Imperishable with a clean mind and dedicated to the well being of others will also reach the Lord’s Feet.

The main difference, according to Him is that worshipping the Manifest Lord Krishna is much simpler for most of the people. Concentrating on an intangible Power-like the followers of Advaita do-is difficult to the majority.

- Based on His Teachings as read in Chapter 12 of The Gita.



LOVELINESS

LOVELINESS

Loveliness is not all about physical beauty,
It is also
A smile shimmering through tear- stained eyes,
A widening grin ironing out an elder's wrinkles,
A mother's joy seeing her child eating well,
A couple embracing joyfully in reunion,
A calf jumping about in joy around mother cow,
And many more...

A RUMMY TALE

As he lay there, wallowing in stale rum and self-pity, know not how long;
The red-eyed monster sprang up suddenly from the brimming liquor;
Gulping down a glass of liquid fire, he roared, “Now! Shoot her now!”
“She deserves no pity- who has let you down so badly.”

Drowning in rum, he attempted to raise his head,
Raising placatory hands to his personal devil,
“Now, now, let us not go there, so afar!
Remember, she used to be my cynosure till week last,
It’s just a pity that she was charmed by someone else.”

“Beware if you show any mercy to that unfaithful wretch!”
Growled the beast, spitting out shards of glass in disgust and adding,
“Be a man, take the sharpest knife and plunge it in her heartless heart.”

He cried out loud and pleaded with folded hands,
“No, no, can’t ever do that, please for Heaven’s sake, go away.”
“Then you leave me with no other option,” sighed the monster,
Stabbing him straight through the heart.

“Cardiac arrest due to excessive sorrow and stress”-
-declared t…

MOM’S GIFT

The greatest tragedy of many of us humans is that we are seldom aware of our blessings till we lose it...or are about to.
I haven't visited my mom since maybe over 5 years...resentments, you know.
Now I do, every day, hoping she will forgive me.
I am now prepared to trade away half my wealth ...if only...she would come out of her deep sleep just this once...
Today suddenly, a weak smile lights up her face as with half open eyes, she looks almost mischievously at me and gives a light slap on my wrist, before closing her eyes again.
I am transported several years back with that gesture...the most enduring gift of forgiveness she always used to bestow on us children after a fight with us.


IMPORTANT TEACHINGS FROM THE BHAGVAD GITA

Lord Krishna is Infinitely merciful.
Many indeed are His Teachings from the Eternal Song.
Some of the life impacting Teachings are as follows:
• Everyone has to engage in his or her prescribed duty. Relinquishment of action does not mean inaction. It implies doing one’s work without desire for the fruits thereof.
• All are subject to the effect of the three gunas, namely Sattva(Essential goodness), Rajas(Materialistic ambition) and Tamas(Slovenliness) . Everyone’s nature is a mixture of these three. Thus a man is good, bad etc, depending on which guna dominates over the others.
• Worship by any means or path leads ultimately to Him alone, if done with sincerity.
• Keep the worship simple. Even a flower, leaf, fruit or a little water is enough as an offering unto Him.
• There are many ways of attaining Him-The path of Karma (Selfless action), the path of Yoga, the path of Bhakti( Devotion) and the path of Knowledge. Everyone can select a path as suited to him or her.
• Fruits of act…

Creator Mother

Thousands upon thousands of species
Have sprung forth over time unknown,
From the fertile uterus of the Creator Mother
Enriching the jungles and oceans of Earth.

But never indeed was the Mother so proud
Of the myriads and varieties of Her Creation
As of the two legged one that came forth
In Her Union with the Creator Father.

Though weaker on legs than most creations,
And lacking the astute senses of many others,
This one, the amazing creation called Man
Overcame all disadvantages with his brain.

As the Creators watched in awe and pride,
Man surpassed even Their wildest dreams,
Using his greatest gift- his unique intelligence
To establish himself as the most powerful .

Alas, Their pride soon turns into shame,
They watch in shock and desperation
As man displays a callous lack of respect,
For his Creators and fellow creations.

They look on in horror as man, with impunity
And a stupidity unworthy of his benediction,
Is hell bent on destroying his own environment
Like cutting the …