Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Motivationg Story about Life

Story of a  chef  and his daughter
Once a daughter complained to her father about her life and how things were so
Complicated for her. She did not have a idea how she was going to make it and wanted
to give up. She was tired of struggling. It seemed that as soon as one
problem was solved,another was standing next to her.

Her father, a Cook chef, took her to the kitchen, and  he filled three pots with
water and placed each on   fire. Soon the pots came to a boil. In
one of the pot he placed carrots, in the second pot he placed eggs, and in the last he
placed ground coffee beans. He let her daughter to  sit and boil, without saying a

The daughter Sucked her teeth and impatiently start waiting, wondering what her father
was doing. In about twenty minutes he turned off the burners. He takes
the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. He pulled the eggs out and
placed them a bowl. Then he finally takes the coffee out and placed it in a
bowl. Turning to her daughter he asked. "What do you see?"

"Carrots, eggs, and coffee," she replied........

She came  closer and  feel the carrots. She did and
noted that they were soft. He then asked her to take an egg and break
it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard-boiled egg.
Finally, he asked her to sip the coffee. She smiled as she tasted its
rich aroma.

She said, What's the point ?????

Her Father  explained that each of the items had faced the same adversity - i.e
boiling water - but each reacted differently.

The carrot went in strong and hard. But after being subjected to the
boiling water, it softened and became weak.

The egg had been fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid
interior. But after sitting through the boiling water, its inside became

The ground coffee beans were unique, however. After they were in the
boiling water, they had changed the water.
"Which are you?" he asked his daughter innocently. "When adversity knocks on your
door, how do you respond? Do you become weak, like a carrot, hard on the
inside, like an egg, or do you change the circumstances, like the coffee beans?" 

Moral:-  There are different ways to react. Don't be weak or suppress things - change circumstances from within.

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Old Hindu legend...

Old Hindu legend...

..According to old hindu legend there was once a time when all human beings were gods, but they so misuse their divinity that Shiva, the chief god, decided to take it away from them and hide it where it could never be found.

Where to hide their divinity ??????
........was the question. So Shiva called a council of the gods to help him decide. One god said :- "Let's bury it deep in the earth,". But Shiva answered, "No, that will not do because humans will dig into the deep earth and find it." Then the gods said, "Let's sink it in the deepest ocean." But Shiva said, "No, not there, for they will learn to dive into the ocean and will find it." Then the gods said, "Let's take it to the top of the highest mountain and hide it there." But once again Shiva replied, "No, that will not do either, because they will eventually climb every mountain and once again take up their divinity." Then the gods gave up and said, "We do not know where to hide it, because it seems that there is no place on earth or in the sea that human beings will not eventually reach."

Shiva thought for a long time and then said, "Here is what I will do. I will hide their divinity deep in the center of their own being, for humans will never think to look for it there."

All the gods agreed that this was the perfect hiding place, and the deed was done. And since that time humans have been going up and down the earth, digging, diving, climbing, and exploring--searching for something already within themselves.

MORAL:- "Don't be distracted by worldly kicks - find truth and happiness in your self "

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Story of a Stonecutter

There was once a stonecutter who was dissatisfied with himself and with his position in life.

One day, he passed a wealthy merchant's house and through the open gateway saw many fine possessions and important visitors. "How powerful that merchant must be!" thought the stonecutter. He became very envious, and wished that he could be like the merchant. Then he would no longer have to live the life of a mere stonecutter.

To his great surprise, he suddenly became the merchant, enjoying more luxuries and power than he had ever dreamed of, envied and detested by those less wealthy than himself. But soon a high official passed by, carried in a sedan chair, accompanied by attendants, and escorted by soldiers beating gongs. Everyone, no matter how wealthy, had to bow low before the procession. "How powerful that official is!" he thought. "I wish that I could be a high official!"

Then he became the high official, carried everywhere in his embroidered sedan chair, feared and hated by the people all around, who had to bow down before him as he passed. It was a hot summer day, and the official felt very uncomfortable in the sticky sedan chair. He looked up at the sun. It shone proudly in the sky, unaffected by his presence. "How powerful the sun is!" he thought. "I wish that I could be the sun!"

Then he became the sun, shining fiercely down on everyone, scorching the fields, cursed by the farmers and labourers. But a huge black cloud moved between him and the earth, so that his light could no longer shine on everything below. "How powerful that storm cloud is!" he thought. "I wish that I could be a cloud!"

Then he became the cloud, flooding the fields and villages, shouted at by everyone. But soon he found that he was being pushed away by some great force, and realized that it was the wind. "How powerful it is!" he thought. "I wish that I could be the wind!"

Then he became the wind, blowing tiles off the roofs of houses, uprooting trees, hated and feared by all below him. But after a while, he ran up against something that would not move, no matter how forcefully he blew against it -- a huge, towering stone. "How powerful that stone is!" he thought. "I wish that I could be a stone!"

Then he became the stone, more powerful than anything else on earth. But as he stood there, he heard the sound of a hammer pounding a chisel into the solid rock and felt himself being changed. "What could be more powerful than I, the stone?" he thought. He looked down and saw far below him the figure of a stonecutter.
(Benjamin Hoff from The Tao Of Pooh)

Lesson: We don't know the extent of our own personal power. And, sometimes, the most insignificant seeming people among us are those most able to effect great change.

Seize the day!

Story of  Two seeds .

Two Seeds lay side by side in the fertile soil.

The first seed said, "I want to grow! I want to send my roots deep into the soil beneath me, and thrust my sprouts through the earth's crust above me ... I want to unfurl my tender buds like banners to announce the arrival of spring ... I want to feel the warmth of the sun on my face and the blessing of the morning dew on my petals!"

And so she grew...

The second seed said, "Hmmmm. If I send my roots into the ground below, I don't know what I will encounter in the dark. If I push my way through the hard soil above me I may damage my delicate sprouts ... what if I let my buds open and a snail tries to eat them? And if I were to open my blossoms, a small child may pull me from the ground. No, it is much better for me to wait until it is safe."

And so she waited...

A yard hen scratching around in the early spring ground for food found the waiting seed and promptly ate it.
Lesson: Seize the day!

Cofee Story_Fact about Life

Once a group of Students, highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old university professor.Suddenly their Conversation turned into complaints about stress in work and life.Professor Offering his guests(Students) coffee went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and an assortment of cups - plastic, glass, crystal, some plain looking, some are expensive, some exquisite - The Professor tell them to help themselves to the coffee.

When all the students had a cup of coffee in their hand, the professor said: "If you noticed, all the nice looking expensive cups were taken up, leaving behind the plain and cheap ones. While it is normal for you to want only the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress. Be assured that the cup itself adds no quality to the coffee. In most cases it is just more expensive and in some cases even hides what we drink. What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you consciously went for the best cups... And then you began eying each others cups.

Now consider this in real :  Life is the coffee; the jobs, money and position in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain Life, and the type of cup we have does not define us, nor change the quality of Life we live. Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fails to enjoy the coffee that God has provided us." God brews the coffee, not the cups ! Enjoy your coffee! "The happiest persons don't have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything." Live simply. Love generously, Speak kindly,Care deeply, Leave the rest to God"