GOOD MORNING ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™

I don’t know who wrote this, but it’s beautiful.. โ™ฅ๏ธ

We fell asleep in one world, and woke up in another.

Suddenly Disney is out of magic,
Paris is no longer romantic,
New York doesn’t stand up anymore,
the Chinese wall is no longer a fortress, and Mecca is empty.

Hugs & kisses suddenly become weapons, and not visiting parents & friends becomes an act of love.

Suddenly you realise that power, beauty & money are worthless, and can’t get you the oxygen you’re fighting for.

The world continues its life and it is beautiful. It only puts humans in cages. I think it’s sending us a message:

“You are not necessary. The air, earth, water and sky without you are fine. When you come back, remember that you are my guests. Not my masters.”

I was sitting on the bus and somebody tapped me on the shoulder.

I turned around and saw two old man sitting there. One of them said to me, “would you like some nuts? I’ve got a couple hazelnuts and almonds if you’d like.”

“Sure,” I replied. Then he gave me a handful of nuts and went back to sit with his friends.

“What a nice old man,” I thought, while happily munching on the nuts.

A few minutes later, I felt another tap on my shoulder and there he was again, offering some nuts. I gladly accepted and he went back to his seat.

After about 10 minutes, he tapped me on the shoulder, once again offering some nuts.

I asked him, “Why don’t you eat them yourself?”

“Because we’ve got no teeth,” he replied.

“Then why do you buy them?” I asked.

“Oh, because we just love the chocolate around the nuts.” ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†

*Dialogue in the Dark*

This is a very nice story, and teaches us a unique lesson. Without any more ado, here it goes:
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My husband is great at giving me surprises and this year was no less!

After a nice morning drive, he said he planned a special lunch for me. We reach the 3rd floor of a particular mall and entered an eatery whose board read, โ€œ *Dialogue in the Darkโ€.*

I could make out that it was a different place because I couldnโ€™t see any people just a counter with a manager, a menu card and a bell.

We walked up, he said, โ€œAha, you’re here, Happy Birthday, and we hope we make your day memorable to you.”

The manager smiled and asked us to follow him in a pathway which for some reason kept getting darker and darker, until a point I had to hold my husband because I could absolutely see nothing.

The manager now turned to us and said, โ€œI am handing you over to our server for the day, Sampath.”

Sampath greeted us warmly and began by saying, โ€œ *As you can see; you can’t see!*

“It’s pitch dark already and there are no sources of light inside either; please hold my hand, trust me, you are safe with me and I’ll take you to your table.”

We did as he told us, holding each other, we touched the walls to support and not trip and as promised, we were safe and reached our table.

Sampath brought in our meals in 10 minutes, and asked us to enjoy !

I thought โ€œ *Enjoy what ..Darkness?โ€*

And for the next 45 minutes, we ate in complete darkness!! *We fumbled, we mumbled* ~ and we had to feel the roti, figure out the sabzi, chutney, water, etc.
Not being able to see my husband , just able to hear each other out,

It was difficult in the beginning but as time went on , we completed our delicious meal & it was a unique experience indeed !

When we were done, we called Sampath who came promptly, we stood, placed our hand in his and walked ahead and as we headed back out towards the light I was relieved; And I could finally see the back of Sampath’s head, and THEN HE TURNED!

My jaw dropped instantaneously when I finally and actually saw Sampath ! *A visually-disabled man! No eyes whatsoever!*

Sampath whispered softly, โ€œWhat you experienced was not only how disabled the blind people are *but also how uniquely able we are! โ€*

While I almost tripped multiple times, couldnโ€™t bear the darkness beyond few minutes; they live like this all their lives!

His spirit, his positivity, his SMILE! *I was humbled* and filled with a profound sense of respect for them.

I was literally in their shoes for 60 minutes; I felt their pain, felt their world and felt their emotions, *and to say the least, their courage too ! That was empathy !*

I thought to myself, *โ€œSampath might not have eyes, but he surely has VISIONโ€*.
And I would never discard right away anyone again.

*What a Birthday* !

( Author unknown )

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*THE BHISHMA WAY* *or*
*THE JATAYU WAY*

No two people react to the same situation in a similar way.

Here are examples of two legendary personalities who were faced with a very similar situation, but thier responses were diagonally apart.

One has been elevated but the other only recognised.
It’s in between *Bhisma and Jatayu.*

Both, of them were confronted with character defining asssault on womanhood.

One chose to die protecting the victim while the other chose to be a mute spectator of the crime.

*1) POWERFUL or POWERLESS*

Bhisma was a powerful and capable warrior and if he wanted, he could have stopped the disrobing of Draupadi – the Queen
But he chose to be a silent witness of this act;

Where, Jatayu was old and invalid and knew that in all probability, Ravana would kill him. Still, he chose to try his best to protect Sita – the Queen.

Bhisma was powerful yet acted powerless, where Jatayu was powerless yet acted powerful. _

*”Real power is not about physical strength but about the deep desire to help.”_*

*2) ALIVE or DEAD*

Bhisma lived on but died everyday to his conscience;

Where Jatayu died once but lived eternally true to his conscience. _

*”Our only constant companion is our concience – better to be true to it.”_*

*3) FAME or INFAMY*

Bhisma’s name and fame went down in history because of this one act of not stopping the disrobing of Draupadi.

But Jatayu’s name and fame went high in history because of his act of trying to save Sita. _

*”Many of us are going to be mere names in history, sooner or later. Will we be equated with the bad or the good – is our choice.”_*

*4) CULTURE or VULTURE*

Bhisma was supposed to be a highly cultured human but acted highly insensitive and stooped low in values like a vulture;

Where, Jatayu was supposed to be a lowly uncultured vulture but acted highly sensitive and soared the skies in values like an evolved human. _

*”One doesn’t become a human, by being born as a human – only becomes a human by being a human.”_*

*5) SPOKEN or UNSPOKEN WORDS*

Draupadi begged and pleaded protection from Bhisma because she knew if someone could protect her it was only him but still Bhisma didn’t protect her;

Where, Sita didn’t even ask Jatayu for protection – she just wanted him to inform Rama about her kidnapping by Ravana because she knew Jatayu was not powerful but still Jatayu tried to protect Sita.

*”The language of heart is more powerful than the language of words.”_*

*6) CLARITY or CONFUSION*

Bhisma was confused regarding his Royal duty that he forgot that he had a higher duty – a moral duty;

Where, Jatayu was so clear about his moral duty that no other duty was a consideration for him.

*”When caught up in dilemmas, best is to follow the higher principles – to follow our heart because it always knows the truth.”*

*7) GOOD or BAD EXAMPLE*

Bhisma set a very bad precedent for generations to come;

Where, Jatayu set the most ideal precedent for generations to come. _

*”If we can’t be a great example atleast let us not be a bad one.”_*

*8) RELATIVE or STRANGER*

Another interesting point is that Bhisma was an elderly relative of Draupadi but acted as a total stranger in this episode;

Where, Jatayu was not at all related to Sita, he was a stranger but acted more than a dearest relative.

*”True relationships is based on heartly connections not just bodily connections.”_*

*9) THE SAINTLY or THE WICKED*

Both, Bhisma and Jatayu had a few moments to decide what to do.

Life, sometimes puts in situations where in a few moments we need to take crucial decisions.

What we decide very much depends on the kind of inner integrity we have cultivated by the association we keep.

Bhisma’s intelligence was clouded and it failed the test of life because he associated with the wicked minded, selfish Kauravas;

Where, Jatayu’s intelligence was crystal clear and it passed the test of life because he associated with the saintly, selfless Lakshman and the All-pure Lord Rama. _

*”After all, who we are solely depends on whom we associate with.”_*

*10) EMBRACE or NEGLECT*

The Supreme Lord as Sri Krishna was not at all happy with this attitude of Bhisma so much so that when He came as a peace messenger to Hastinapur, He didn’t even bother to look at Bhisma;

Where, The Supreme Lord as Ramachandra was so happy with the attitude of Jatayu that he embraced him and personally did his final rites – a honour that even Dasharath – His father didn’t receive. _

*”The scriptures explain that the ultimate test of any activity is, if the Supreme Lord is pleased with us.”_*

It is very clear, Bhisma displeased God; where Jatayu pleased Him.

This recount is not meant to criticize Bhisma – he is undoubtedly a great personality, but we do vehemently criticize his inaction.

*Moral:*

When we see some injustice, some problem, we have only two options –

Either close your eyes to it or do something about it – follow “the Bhisma way” or “the Jatayu way”.

Whichever way we choose remember there will also be a result – “the Bhisma result” or “the Jatayu result”._

*In a “Mental Hospital” of 38 patient’s, a journalist asks the Doctor: How do you determine whether to admit a mental patient or not to?*

*Dr: “Well, we fill a bathtub with water and then give the patient;*
*(a). a teaspoon,*
*(b). a glass,*
*(c). a bucket,*
*and ask them to empty the bathtub.”*

*Journalist: “Oh, obviously a normal person would use the bucket because its bigger.”*.

*Dr: “No, a normal person would pull the drain plug! Please go to bed No.39. We will start further investigations on you!”*
………………………………….
You also thought of the bucket, didn’t you? Please go to bed No. 40 ! ๐Ÿ˜

*Forward quickly… There are still some beds available !!*

WELCOME TO 21ST CENTURY!

*Our Phones ๐Ÿ‘‰ Wireless*
*Cooking – ๐Ÿ‘‰ Fireless*
*Cars – ๐Ÿ‘‰ Keyless*
*Food – ๐Ÿ‘‰ Fatless*
*Tyres – ๐Ÿ‘‰ Tubeless*
*Tools – ๐Ÿ‘‰ Cordless*
*Dress – ๐Ÿ‘‰ Sleeveless*
*Youth – ๐Ÿ‘‰ Jobless*
*Leaders – ๐Ÿ‘‰ Shameless*
*Relationships-๐Ÿ‘‰Meaningless*
*Attitude – ๐Ÿ‘‰ Careless*
*Wives – ๐Ÿ‘‰ Fearless*
*Babies – ๐Ÿ‘‰ Fatherless*
*Feelings – ๐Ÿ‘‰ Heartless*
*Education – ๐Ÿ‘‰ Valueless*
*Children – ๐Ÿ‘‰ Mannerless*
*Government – ๐Ÿ‘‰ Useless*
*PARLIAMENT-๐Ÿ‘‰CLUELESS*
*MASSES – ๐Ÿ‘‰ HELPLESS* Above all, COFEE ๐Ÿ‘‰ SUGARLESS ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

_*Everything is becoming LESS but still our hope in God is – Endless.*_

In fact I am *Speechless* Because Salvation remains *Priceless!!*
In
*If u don’t share this, the message is worthless!*๐Ÿ˜€

prem j palamattam

someone asked the richest man in the world, Bill Gates, โ€œ Is there anyone richer than you in the world ?โ€
Bill Gates replied, โ€œYes, there is a person who is richer than me.โ€
He then narrated a story.
โ€œItโ€™s during the time when I wasn’t rich or famous.
I was at the New York Airport when I saw a newspaper vendor.
I wanted to buy one newspaper but found that I don’t have enough change. So I left the idea of buying and returning it to the vendor.
I told him of not having the change. The vendor said, โ€œ I am giving you this for free.โ€ On his insistence, I took the newspaper.
Coincidentally, after 2โ€“3months, I landed at the same airport and again I was in short of change for a newspaper. The vendor offered me the newspaper again. I refused and said that I can’t take it for I don’t have a change today too. He said, โ€œYou can take it, I am sharing this from my profit, I won’t be at loss.โ€ I took the newspaper.
After 19 years I became famous and known by people. Suddenly I remembered that vendor. I began searching for him and after about 1ยฝ month of searching, I found him.
I asked him, โ€œDo you know me?โ€ He said, โ€œ Yes, you are Bill Gates.โ€
I asked him again, โ€œDo you remember once you gave me a newspaper for free?โ€
The vendor said, โ€œ Yes, I remember. I gave you twice.โ€
I said, โ€œ I want to repay the help you had offered me that time. Whatever you want in your life, tell me, I shall fulfil it.โ€
The vendor said, โ€œ Sir, don’t you think that by doing so you won’t be able to match my help?โ€
I asked, โ€œ Why?โ€
He said, โ€œ I had helped you when I was a poor newspaper vendor and you are trying to help me now when you have become the richest man in the world. How can you help match mine ?โ€

That day I realised that the newspaper vendor is richer than me because he didn’t wait to become rich to help someone.โ€

People need to understand that the truly rich are those who possess a rich heart rather than lots of money.
It’s really very important to have a rich heart to help others.

โ€œThis poem is beyond all relationships. But made for us all

When I’m dead…..,
Your tears will flow,..
But I won’t know…
Cry with me now instead!

You will send flowers,..
But I won’t see…
Send them now instead!

You’ll say words of praise,..
But I won’t hear..
Praise me now instead!

You’ll forget my faults,….
But I won’t know…..
Forget them now, instead!

You’ll miss me then,…
But I won’t feel…
Miss me now, instead

You’ll wish…
You could have spent more time with me,…
Spend it now instead!

When you hear I’m gone, you’ll find your way to my house to pay condolence but we haven’t even spoken in years….
Pls look for me now!!

”Spend time with every person around you, and help them with whatever you have to make them happy!! your families, friends, acquaintance…..

Make them feel Special. Because you never know when time will take them away from you forever”..

Love all and Forgive all…

Doctor : Your Liver is enlarged
Patient : Does that mean it has space for more whisky ?
(This is called “Positive Thinking”)
๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…
Lady to her dietician :- What l am worried about is my height and not my weight.
Doc :- How come???
Lady :- According to my weight, my height should be 7.8 feet… ๐Ÿ˜œ
(Now this is called “Positive Attitude”) ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…
A Man wrote to the bank. “My Cheque was returned with remark ‘Insufficient funds’. I want to know whether it refers to mine or the Bank”.
(This is self confidence in its peak )
๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…
This one is classic !!
A cockroach’s last words to a man who wanted to kill it : “Go ahead and kill me, you coward. You’re just jealous because I can scare your wife and you cannot..!!!!” ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…
Always be positive even in difficult situations!
๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…

8 boys were standing on a track for racing.

Ready !

Steady !

Go …. !

With sound of Pistol all boys started running.

Hardly had they covered 10 to 15 steps, 1 boy slipped & fell.

He started crying due to pain.

When other 7 Boys heard him, all of them STOPPED running..

STOOD for a while,

turned BACK & RAN
towards him.

All the 7 Boys LIFTED the Boy,
pacified him, joined hands together, walked together &
reached WINNING Post.

Officials were shocked.

Many Eyes were
filled with tears.

It happened at Pune.

Race was conducted by
National Institute of
Mental Health…

All participants were
Mentally RETARDED.

What did they teach ?
Teamwork,
Humanity,
Sportsman spirit,
Empathy,
Sympathy,
Love,
Care,
&
Equality…..

We Surely can NEVER Do this,

because…

We have Brains….
We have Ego…
We have Attitude …
We have Complexes ……. with little or no place for the above virtues ! And we call them mentality retarded….!!!!!!

Bhaja Govindam
Sthapakaya Cha Dharmasya
Sarva Dharma-Svarupne;
Avatara-Varsthaya
Ramakrishnaya Te Namah
(To The One Who Came To Establish Spirituality, One Who Is The Personification Of All Faiths And Religions,
One Who Is The Greatest Embodiment Of The Divine, To That Ramakrishna I Offer My Salutations)
Bhajagovindam Bhajagovindam
Govindam Bhaja Muudhamate .
Sampraapte Sannihite Kaale
Nahi Nahi Rakshati Dukrim Karane ..

Bhajagovindam Bhajagovindam
Govindam Bhaja Muudhamate (1)

Worship Govinda, Worship Govinda, Worship Govinda. Oh Fool! Rules Of Grammar Will Not Save You At The Time Of Your Death.

Mudha Jahiihi Dhanaagama Trishhnaam
Kuru Sadbuddhim Manasi Vitrishhnaam.
Yallabhase Nija Karmopaattam
Vittam Tena Vinodaya Chittam

Bhajagovindam Bhajagovindam
Govindam Bhaja Muudhamate. .. (2)
Oh Fool ! Give Up Your Thirst To Amass Wealth, Devote Your Mind To Thoughts To The Real. Be Content With What Comes Through Actions Already Performed In The Past

Yaavad Vittopaarjana Shaktah

Taavannija Parivaaro Raktaha .
Pashchaajjiivati Jerjara Dehe
Vaartaam Ko Pina Prichchhati Gehe ..
Bhajagovindam Bhajagovindam
Govindam Bhaja Muudhamate (3)

So Long As A Man Is Fit And Able To Support His Family, See The Affection All Those Around Him Show. But No One At Home Cares To Even Have A Word With Him When His Body Totters Due To Old Age.

Maa Kuru Dhana Jana Yauvvana Garvam
Harati Nimeshhaat Kaalah Sarvam. .
Maayaa Mayamidam Akhilam Hitvaa
Brahmapadam Twam Pravisha Viditvaa

Bhajagovindam Bhajagovindam
Govindam Bhaja Muudhamate .. 4)

Do Not Boast Of Wealth, Friends, And Youth. Each One Of These Are Destroyed Within A Minute. Free Yourself From The Illusion Of The World Of Maya And Attain The Timeless Truth.

Sura Mandira Taru Muula Nivaasaaha
Shayyaa Bhuutala Ajinam Vaasaha .
Sarva Parigraha Bhoga Tyaagaha
Kasya Sukham Na Karoti Viraagaha

Bhajagovindam Bhajagovindam
Govindam Bhaja Muudhamate .. (5)

Take Your Residence In A Temple Or Below A Tree, Wear The Deerskin For The Dress, And Sleep With Mother Earth As Your Bed. Give Up All Attachments And Renounce All Comforts. Blessed With Such Vairagya, Could Any Fail To Be Content ? Stanza Attributed To Nityananda.

Bhagavad Giitaa Kijnchida Dhiitaa
Gangaa Jalalava Kanikaa Peetaa .
Sakridapi Yena Muraari Samarchaa
Kriyate Tasyaya Menana Charchaa

Bhajagovindam Bhajagovindam
Govindam Bhaja Muudhamate .. (6)

Let A Man Read But A Little From Gitaa, Drink Just A Drop Of Water From The Ganges, Worship Murari (Govinda) Just Once. He Then Will Have No Altercation With Yama. Stanza Attributed To Dr^Idhabhakta.

Punarapi Jananam Punarapi Maranam

Punarapi Jananii Jathare Shayanam
Iha Samsaare Bahudustaare
Kripayaa Apaare Paahi Muraare
Bhajagovindam Bhajagovindam
Govindam Bhaja Muudhamate.. (7)

Born Again, Death Again, Birth Again To Stay In The Motherโ€™s Womb ! It Is Indeed Hard To Cross This Boundless Ocean Of Samsara. Oh Murari ! Redeem Me Through Thy Mercy. Stanza Attributed To Nityanatha.

Geyam Giitaa Naama Sahasram
Dhyeyam Shriipati Ruupamajasram
Neyam Sajjana Sange Chittam
Deyam Deena Janaayacha Vittam

Bhajagovindam Bhajagovindam
Govindam Bhaja Muudhamate (8)

Regularly Recite From The Gita, Meditate On Vishnu [Thro’ Vishnu Sahasranama] In Your Heart, And Chant His Thousand Glories. Take Delight To Be With The Noble And The Holy. Distribute Your Wealth In Charity To The Poor And The Needy. Stanza Attributed To Sumatira.

Arthamanartham Bhaavaya Nityam
Naastita Tah Sukhaleshah Satyam.
Putraa Dapi Dhana Bhaajaam Bhiitihi
Sarva Trai Shaa Vihitaa Riitihi

Bhajagovindam Bhajagovindam
Govindam Bhaja Muudhamate .. (9)

Wealth Is Not Welfare, Truly There Is No Joy In It. Reflect Thus At All Times. A Rich Man Fears Even His Own Son. This Is The Way Of Wealth Everywhere.

Guruchara Naambuja Nirbhara Bhakataha
Samsaaraa Dachiraad Bhava Muktaha .
Sendriya Maanasa Niya Maadevam
Drakshasi Nija Hridayastham Devam

Bhajagovindam Bhajagovindam
Govindam Bhaja Muudhamate
Bhajagovindam Bhajagovindam
Govindam Bhaja Muudhamate. .. (10)

Oh Devotee Of The Lotus Feet Of The Guru ! May Thou Be Soon Free From Samsara. Through Disciplined Senses And Controlled Mind, Thou Shalt Come To Experience The Indwelling Lord Of Your Heart !

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