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MOMS ARE MOMS……


A 50 year old lady, who suddenly started learning how to swim instead of her usual routine work of going to a temple !!!!

Everyone was curious and asked her:  “why the change in your interest to swimming now a days?”

The lady, with a look of helplessness replied: “Whenever my son and daughter-in-law quarrel each other She ( Daughter-in-law)  always asks my son : – “If your mom and I fall in water, whom will you save first?”

And because I do not want to put my son in a difficult position, so I am learning how to swim!”

A few days later husband and wife were quarrelling again, and the daughter-in-law unreasonably asked:  ” now tell me! If your mom and I fall in water, whom will you save first?”

Husband replied:
“I don’t have to get down in the water, my mom knows how to swim, she will save you.”

Wife refused to relent: “No, you have to jump in the water, and have to save one of us”

Husband replied: “Then you will surely die…. because I don’t know how to swim …. and my mom will definitely save me first.”

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Game of chance

One day some friends dropped in on a Sindhi couple, without warning, for a cup of tea. The wife pulled the husband aside and said, “There’s no sugar in the house, how can I serve tea?”
The husband winked at her and said, “Make tea without sugar for all, leave the rest to me.”
As soon as the tea was served the husband says to the guests, “Let’s play a game of chance. One cup of tea has no sugar, who ever gets it will take us all for dinner tonight.”
The result? All guests claimed they had never tasted such sweet tea!

 

A sweet short story…


Nearby, a building construction work was going on. Lots of poor  labourers were working there and their small  children used to hold onto one another’s shirt and play “train-train”. Someone would become the engine and others would become bogies.

Every day these children used to take turns becoming the engine and bogies … But there was  one small boy wearing only a half pant who used to hold one small green cloth in his hand and become the guard daily.

Once,  I went to him and asked him ..”son , don’t u also wish to become an engine or a bogie some time ?   He softly replied ..” Sir , I don’t have a shirt to wear , so how will the other children catch me to make the train? “

I could see the slight wetness in his eyes.
It gave me a lesson…. he could have cried and sat at home and abused his parents for not affording to buy  him a shirt.   But instead he chose another way to play and enjoy.

In life, we don’t get all things we desire and we keep complaining ..I dont have a bike,  I don’t have car , I don’t have this or that etc.   Life is like that ….we need to make it beautiful and be satisfied with what we have ….

So let’s be positive and thankful to God always.
 

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Funny story: The king and ministers with three bags!

 

Once a king ordered his three ministers to take a bag and go to the forest and fill up the bag with fruits.  The first minister thought that since the king has ordered for collection of fruits, he must collect the best of the fruits in the bag. The second minister thought that since the king is a very busy person, he may not look very thoroughly into the bag what has been collected and hence he collected whatever he could lay his hands. Thus his bag was filled up with a mixture of good and rotten fruits. The third minister thought that the king would see only externally how big the bag is and hence he just filled up the bag with all dried leaves and dust.

 

All the three ministers came back to the court with their respective bags, having executed the order of collecting the fruits.The King, without even seeing what their bags contained, just ordered that now the three ministers must be sent to separate jails for three months, where they will not be provided with any food and they were only allowed to carry the respective bags wherein they had collected the fruits.

The first minister could spend the three months in the jail by eating the very nice fruits he had collected.  The second one could survive for some time with the good fruits in the bag and later he developed diseases by eating the rotten fruits he had collected.  The Third minister had nothing to eat and hence could not survive.

 

Moral of the story:

From the above story we understand that we have to undergo the consequences of our own activities.  “You will be suffering your own reactions after your karmas, any single karma you perform, you have to suffer for it. Good and bad, everything, you have to have this reaction. No doubt about it.

In Mahabharata,

“Amongst thousands of cows, the calf finds its own mother cow. Similarly the results of our past karma (deeds) when fully ripened, will find us without fail.”

This is Vedic instruction.  If you go to the cow protection center, we see in India, there may be hundreds and thousands of cows there. They bring the calf there and the calf will find out its mother out of the crowd. It has the potency. So, yac ca krtam karma, whatever karma you do, sinful particularly, it will definitely catch you wherever you are.   You may be born in this planet or you may be a dog in another planet, but it will come to you definitely. Karmas can never be leaving you alone till you suffer for it or enjoy for it.So in between, while suffering, we should always devote your time to serve Krishna.

And then if we do that, jiveta, if you lead your life like this, we are waiting for mercy from the Lord, you are suffering in between, but we are completely devoted to Krishna’s service, then we are the heir-apparent (daaya-bhaak) to go back home without much endeavour. The whole life is dedicated to Krishna.

This is how we should do. And as soon as we follow these formulas, we can never go wrong.”Mahatma Vidura explains how one should perform activities in this world in the following sloka in Mahabharata Udyoga Parva.    Do those activities during the day, which will make you to pass the night in happiness;   Do those activities during eight months of the year, which will enable you to pass the rainy season happily. Do those activities during youth which will ensure a happy old age;  Do those activities during your life in this world, which will enable you to achieve eternal life after death.”  Let us purify our existence by taking up the Krishna conscious way of life and ultimately go back home, back to Godhead.

Ducks Quack, Eagles Soar

 

I was waiting in line for a ride at the airport in Dubai. When a cab pulled up, the first thing I noticed was that the taxi was polished to a bright shine. Smartly dressed in a white shirt, black tie, and freshly pressed black slacks, the cab driver jumped out and rounded the car to open the back passenger door for me.
He handed me a laminated card and said: ‘I’m Abdul, your driver. While I’m loading your bags in the trunk I’d like you to read my mission statement.’ Taken aback, I read the card. It said: Abdul’s Mission Statement:
To get my customers to their destination in the quickest, safest and cheapest way possible in a friendly environment. This blew me away. Especially when I noticed that the inside of the cab matched the outside. Spotlessly clean!

As he slid behind the wheel, Abdul said, ‘Would you like a cup of coffee? I have a thermos of regular and one of decaf.’I said jokingly, ‘No, I’d prefer a soft drink.’ Abdul smiled and said, ‘No problem. I have a cooler up front with regular and Diet Coke, lassi, water and orange juice.’
Almost stuttering, I said, ‘I’ll take a Lassi.’
Handing me my drink, Abdul said, ‘If you’d like something to read, I have The NST , Star and Sun Today.’

As they were pulling away, Abdul handed me another laminated card, ‘These are the stations I get and the music they play, if you’d like to listen to the radio.’ And as if that weren’t enough, Abdul told me that he had the air conditioning on and asked if the temperature was comfortable for me. Then he advised me of the best route to my destination for that time of day. He also let me know that he’d be happy to chat and tell me about some of the sights or, if I preferred, to leave me with my own thoughts.  ‘Tell me, Abdul ,’ I was amazed and asked him, ‘have you always served customers like this?’

Abdul smiled into the rear view mirror. “No, not always. In fact, it’s only been in the last two years. My first five years driving, I spent most of my time complaining like all the rest of the cabbies do. Then I heard about POWER OF CHOICE one day.” Power of choice is that you can be a duck or an eagle.

‘If you get up in the morning expecting to have a bad day, you’ll rarely disappoint yourself. Stop complaining!’ ‘Don’t be a duck. Be an eagle. Ducks quack and complain. Eagles soar above the crowd.’ ‘That hit me. really hard’ said Abdul.  ‘It is about me. I was always quacking and complaining, so I decided to change my attitude and become an eagle. I looked around at the other cabs and their drivers. The cabs were dirty, the drivers were unfriendly, and the customers were unhappy. So I decided to make some changes, slowly … a few at a time. When my customers responded well, I did more.’

‘I take it that it has paid off for you,’ I said.
‘It sure has,’ Abdul replied. ‘My first year as an eagle, I doubled my income from the previous year. This year I’ll probably quadruple it. My customers call me for appointments on my cell phone or leave a message on it.’  Abdul made a different choice. He decided to stop quacking like a duck and start soaring like an eagle. Start becoming an eagle today … one small step every week..next week… And next…And….
A great Thought.. “You don’t die if you fall in water, you die only if you don’t swim.
Thats the Real Meaning of Life.Improve yourself and your skills in a different way.
Be an eagle. .not a Duck.

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Buddha and his disciple

A disciple of Buddha, said, “Oh Master! I have a request to make.”

Buddha: “What is it; tell me?”

Disciple: “My robe is worn out. It is no longer decent enough to wear.Please, may I have a new one?”

Buddha looked at the disciple’s attire and found that the garment was absolutely in tatters and really needed replacement. So he asked the store-keeper to give a new robe to this disciple.

The disciple offered obeisance to the great master and left the room.

Buddha kept thinking about the incident and felt that he had perhaps missed an opportunity to teach a valuable lesson to the disciple. So he went to the disciple’s quarters to talk to him.

Buddha: Are you comfortable in your new robe? Do you need anything else?

Disciple: Thank you Master. I am very comfortable and do not need anything else.

Buddha: Now that you have a new one, what have you done with the old one?

Disciple: I have used it to replace my worn out bedspread.

Buddha: What did you do with the old bedspread?

Disciple: Master, I am using it as a curtain on my window.

Buddha: Did you discard your old window curtain?

Disciple: Master, I tore it into four pieces and am using them as napkins to handle the hot pots and pans in the kitchen.

Buddha: What about the old kitchen napkins?

Disciple: We are using them as mops to wash and wipe the floor.

Buddha: Where is the old mop?

Disciple: Lord, the old mop was so tattered that the best we could do was to take all the threads apart and make wicks for your oil lamp. One of them is presently lit in your room.”

Buddha was content. He was happy that His disciples realized that nothing is useless. We can find a use for everything, if only we want to! Nothing should be wasted; not even time!

If all of us were to practice the habit of thrift, we can preserve the non renewable resources for our children, our grandchildren and our great grand children as our forefathers so thoughtfully did for us.

Let us vow together to leave at least one monument for our children: The Earth!

The real measure of a man’s wealth is what he has invested in eternity.-

“WHO *PUSHED* ME”


A man had one very beautiful daughter. When the daughter was ready for marriage, the father sent news around town that all the eligible young men should come to compete in a test which would determine who was fit to marry his daughter. On that day, all was set, all the able-bodied young men came out. Some came with paper and biro and others with cutlasses and swords.    The rich man took them to his swimming pool and addressed the men: “Any of you who can swim from one end of this swimming pool to the other would marry my daughter.

In addition, I‘ll give him 15 million dollars, a car and a house so they can start life well. I shall be waiting to meet my son-in-law at the other end. Good luck!”    As the young men, all very excited at the prospect of winning, started taking off their shirts, a helicopter came over the pool and dropped alligators and crocodiles into the pool. Immediately, all the men turned back and started wearing their shirts again. Disappointed, some of them said, ”That’s crazy, let’s see who would marry that girl, no one will”. 

All of a sudden, they heard a splash in the pool. Everybody watched in amazement as one gentleman waddled across, expertly avoiding the alligators and crocodiles.     Finally, he made it to the other side. The rich man could not believe it. He asked the young man to name anything he wanted but the man was still panting uncontrollably.    🤦🏻‍♂Finally, he got back to his senses and made a request saying, ”SHOW ME THE PERSON WHO PUSHED ME INSIDE THIS POOL!”

Moral 1:
You don’t know what you are capable of doing until you are PUSHED! Meanwhile, the Crocodiles were Rubber Crocodiles.
Moral 2:
Those seeking to push you into the jaws of alligators and crocodiles may have helped you to reach your promised land!!!    Sometimes it takes going through the bad moments to bring out the BEST in us.

Trials are raw materials for Triumphant Testimonies… The push might take different dimensions: some people needed to be sacked before realizing their potentials and reaching their goals in life.
PRAY YOU WILL GET A DIVINELY INSPIRED PUSH in your life.

​God Bless you as you accept the Push to go for the fulfilment of your purpose in life.

P- Persist ​​
U- Until
S- Something
H- Happens

 

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