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Lord Buddha And The Brahman..! Lord Buddha was sitting under a banyan tree. O

Who is your fallback..!! Wonderful..must read..   People help you the way they know to help you. To help you to come out of stress, one friend will ask you to drink and another wi

How to make God Laugh... tell Him your future plans.

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       REALITY OF LIFE

*"At  the  age  of  ten , he  is  a  child ;  

at  twenty ,  a  youth ,  

and  at  thirty ,  he  is  called  handsome .  

At  forty ,  he  is  full  of  life ;  

at  fifty ,  his  foot  slips ,

and  at  sixty ,  old  age  is  upon  him .  

At  seventy , he  loses  his  intellect ,

and  at  eighty ,  he  cannot  perform  his  duties .

At  ninety , he  lies  in  his  bed ,  and  he  cannot  understand  his  weakness .*

*After  seeking  and  searching  for  such  a  long  time ,

O Nanak ,  

I  have  seen  that  the  world  is  just  a  mansion  of  smoke ."*

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One friend...   3 years earlier crossed 50...


 

Just about 8 days later an ailment was the excuse and a condolatory message  on the group ...Sad ..no more RIP 🙏

Two months later i called her husband. A thought crossed my mind ..he must be devastated.

Her spouse had a travelling job. Till her death she would oversee everything...home..education of their children..in laws..their sickness..relatives..everything
 

She would express at times..my house..my family ..but should we not get appreciation...why are we taken for granted?

I called up. I thought her hubby must be lost..to be responsible for evetything..aging parents, loneliness at this age..how must he be managing?

The cell phone rang for some time..the mind was perplexed...

After an hour he returned the call..He apoligised that he could not receive the call..He had started playing tennis for an hour at his club and meeting friends ensured he had a good time. He took a transfer to Pune.

All well at home , i asked.

He replied ..he had hired a cook ..he paid her more and she would buy the groceries and provisions.

He had hired full time caretaker for his aging parents. Managing..have to ..etc..I barely managed to say a couple of sentences and we hung up.

Tears welled up my eyes.

She was immovable from my vision.  She had missed the school reunion for minor ailment of het mother in law.  Looking for some appreciation and some applause..said she.

I feel like telling her...  No one is indispensable. And no one will be missed..it is play of our mind.

Perhaps it is the consolation...a symbol of our understanding if you would like to call it that...

That's the problem of putting others first.  You have taught them You come second Reality bytes.

After her death two more maids were hired. The house was in order.

We only measure our respect and our value..ain't that true?

Then do enjoy life..Remove the frame of mind that i am indispensable and without me my envoirements will suffer..🙏

Most importantly make the time for the self..🏃🏼‍♀️

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"We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think.

When the mind is pure,

joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."

- Buddha

 

 

 

"We are what we repeatedly (simran)do.

Excellence(bhakti), then,

is not an act

but a habit."

 

 

 

"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start,

yet anyone can start from now

and

make a brand new ending."

- Unknown

 

 

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On 1/17/2014 at 9:46 PM, harsharan000 said:

 

Lord Buddha And The Brahman..!

 

 

 
Lord Buddha was sitting under a banyan tree.
One day, a furious Brahman came to him and started abusing him.

 

The Brahman thought that Lord Buddha would reciprocate in the same manner, but to his utter surprise, there was not the slightest change in the

expression on his face.

 

Now, the Brahman became more furious. He hurled more and more abuses

at Buddha.
However, Lord Buddha was completely unmoved.

Actually there was a look of compassion on his

face.
Ultimately the Brahman was tired of abusing him.

 

He asked, "I have been abusing you, but why are you not angry at all ?"

 

Lord Buddha calmly replied, "My dear brother, I have not accepted a

single abuse from you."

 

"But you heard all of them, didn't you?" The Brahman argued half-heartedly.

 

Buddha said, "I do not need the abuses, so why should I even hear them?"

 

Now the Brahman was even more puzzled. He could not understand the

calm reply from Lord Buddha.

 

Looking at his disturbed face, Buddha further explained,

"All those abuses remain with you."

 

"It cannot be possible. I have hurled all of them at you,"

the Brahmin persisted.

 

Buddha calmly repeated his reply, "But I have not accepted even a single

abuse from you !
Dear brother, suppose you give some coins to somebody, and if he does not
accept them, with whom will those coins remain?"

 

The Brahman replied, "If I have given the coins and not needed by someone,

then naturally they would remain with me."

 

With a meaningful smile on his face, Buddha said, "Now you are right.

The same has happened with your abuses. You

came here and hurled abuses
at me, but I have not accepted a single abuse from you.
Hence, all those abuses remain with you only. So there is no reason to be
angry with you."

 

The Brahman remained speechless.

He was ashamed of his behavior and begged for Buddha's forgiveness.

 

Lesson To Learn From This Story:

 

Inner calmness and peace are keys to contented life. You know who you

are and what you want in

life, so don't respond to what person said about

you in

anger.
Control your anger with patience and calmness.
That is the biggest strength of Wise men.

 

Never take some one for granted, Hold every person Close to your Heart

because you might wake up one day and realize

that you have lost a diamond while you were too busy collecting stones.

Lovely, important for everyone 

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On 1/17/2014 at 9:50 PM, harsharan000 said:

 

Our Deepest Fear

 

 

 

 

Our Deepest Fear Is Not That We Are Inadequate.

Our Deepest Fear Is That We Are Powerful Beyond Measure.

It Is Our Light, Not Our Darkness That Most Frightens Us.

 

We Ask Ourselves, Who Am I To Be Brilliant, Gorgeous, Talented, Fabulous?

Actually, Who ...Are You Not To Be?

You Are A Child Of God.

Your Playing Small Does Not Serve The World.

There Is Nothing Enlightened About Shrinking

So That Other People Won't Feel Insecure Around You.

We Are All Meant To Shine, As Children Do.

 

We Were Born To Make Manifest The Glory Of God That Is Within Us.

It's Not Just In Some Of Us; It's In Everyone.

And As We Let Our Own Light Shine,We Unconsciously Give Other People Permission To Do The Same.

As We Are Liberated From Our Own Fear,Our Presence Automatically Liberates Others.”

I think this is a huge issue with people today. Along with it comes believing negative judgements or statements made about us, or walking around on eggshells around bad people. If we all practiced the above gyan, In humility, the world would be a brighter place.
 

I don’t think our prescience would liberate others, but believe that it would guide and teach others. Humans can sense strength if character a lot of the time and one strong soul can encourage and motivate and teach many souls, as Guru Nanak taught us.

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On 6/1/2020 at 11:44 AM, harsharan000 said:

 

On being judgemental

 

We judge others when we think we are superior and other people are inferior to us.

We think we are much better human beings and they are an inferior type of human being….

The purpose of meditation of Nam bhakti is to eliminate the ego.

When one is able to eliminate the ego, then you don’t think you are superior at all….

And then you start realizing what your real self is, your insignificance.

And when that realization comes, we don’t see humans at all, we see his light in every human being.

We become humble before Waheguru Akal Purukh,  the Father of all and everything...

 

The Shabd is in all.

When we direct our consciousness within

and realize the Shabd,

we begin to understand the folly of self

and the oneness of everything.

We begin to comprehend that everything is God’s will

– that all is exactly as it is supposed to be.

That understanding becomes complete

when our consciousness goes beyond the mind,

when we can escape the separate, sad, lonely world of the self

and see the Lord inside us and everyone.

 

SSA.

True

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