Apr 15, 2017

Friendship

Friendship is not about: "Sorry". Its about: "saari galti teri thi..."😝

Friendship is not about "THANKS".Its about :"Koi ehsaan nahi kiya mujhpe..."😏.😔

Friendship is not about : "I miss you". Its about "Kahan mar gaya tha itne din"?😙

Friendship is not about: "I understand". Its about:"Hamesha main hi kyun samjhoon"?😄

Friendship is not about: "I'm happy for your success". It's about: "Chal beta treat de"?😜😝.😉

Friendship is not about: "Are you coming to see us tomorrow"? It's about: "Dramaybazi band kar, aur chup chaap chal mere sath"😘😘


भगवान और धन

एक सेठ के पास एक व्यक्ति काम करता था । सेठ उस व्यक्ति पर बहुत विश्वास करता था जो भी जरुरी काम हो वह सेठ हमेशा उसी व्यक्ति से कहता था।

वो व्यक्ति भगवान का बहुत बड़ा भक्त था वह सदा भगवान के चिंतन भजन कीर्तन स्मरण सत्संग आदि का लाभ लेता रहता था ।

एक दिन उस व्यक्ति ने सेठ से श्री जगन्नाथ धाम यात्रा करने के लिए कुछ दिन की छुट्टी मांगी सेठ ने उसे छुट्टी देते हुए कहा भाई मैं तो हूं संसारी आदमी हमेशा व्यापार के काम में व्यस्त रहता हूं जिसके कारण कभी तीर्थ गमन का लाभ नहीं ले पाता । तुम जा ही रहे हो तो यह लो 100 रुपए मेरी ओर से इससे श्री जगन्नाथ प्रभु के चरणों में समर्पित कर देना । भक्त सेठ से सौ रुपए लेकर श्री जगन्नाथ धाम यात्रा पर निकल गया।

कई दिन की पैदल यात्रा करने के बाद वह श्री जगन्नाथ पुरी पहुंचा । मंदिर की ओर प्रस्थान करते समय उसने रास्ते में देखा कि बहुत सारे संत, भक्त जन, वैष्णव जन, हरि नाम संकीर्तन बड़ी मस्ती में कर रहे हैं ।सभी की आंखों से अश्रु धारा बह रही है । जोर-जोर से हरि बोल, हरि बोल गूंज रहा है । संकीर्तन में बहुत आनंद आ रहा था। भक्त भी वहीं रुक कर हरिनाम संकीर्तन का आनंद लेने लगा ।फिर उसने देखा कि संकीर्तन करने वाले भक्तजन इतनी देर से संकीर्तन करने के कारण उनके होंठ सूखे हुए हैं वह दिखने में कुछ भूखे ही प्रतीत हो रहे थे उसने सोचा क्यों ना सेठ के सौ रुपए से इन भक्तों को भोजन करा दूँ।उसने उन सभी को उस सौ रुपए में से भोजन की व्यवस्था कर दी। सबको भोजन कराने के बाद उसे भोजन व्यवस्था में उसे कुल 98 रुपए खर्च करने पड़े ।

उसके पास दो रुपए बच गए उसने सोचा चलो अच्छा हुआ दो रुपए जगन्नाथ जी के चरणों में सेठ के नाम से चढ़ा दूंगा । जब सेठ पूछेगा तो मैं कहूंगा वह पैसे चढ़ा दिए । सेठ यह नहीं कहेगा 100 रुपए चढ़ाए । सेठ पूछेगा पैसे चढ़ा दीजिए। मैं बोल दूंगा कि , पैसे चढ़ा दिए । झूठ भी नहीं होगा और काम भी हो जाएगा ।

वह भक्त श्री जगन्नाथ जी के दर्शनों के लिए मंदिर में प्रवेश किया श्री जगन्नाथ जी की छवि को निहारते हुए हुए अपने हृदय में उनको विराजमान कराया ।अंत में उसने सेठ के दो रुपए श्री जगन्नाथ जी के चरणो में चढ़ा दिए, और बोला यह दो रुपए सेठ ने भेजे हैं ।

उसी रात सेठ के पास स्वप्न में श्री जगन्नाथ जी आए और बोले सेठ तुम्हारे 98 रुपए मुझे मिल गए हैं यह कहकर श्री जगन्नाथ जी अंतर्ध्यान हो गए ।

सेठ सोचने लगा मेरा नौकर बड़ा ईमानदार है ,पर अचानक उसे क्या जरुरत पड़ गई थी वह दो रुपए भगवान को कम चढ़ाया? उसने दो रुपए का क्या खा लिया ? उसे ऐसी क्या जरूरत पड़ी ? ऐसा विचार सेठ करता रहा ।

काफी दिन बीतने के बाद भक्त वापस गांव आया और सेठ के पास पहुंचा। सेठ ने कहा कि मेरे पैसे जगन्नाथ जी को चढ़ा दी ? भक्त बोला हां मैंने पैसे चढ़ा दिए ।

सेठ ने कहा पर तुमने 98 रुपए क्यों चढ़ाए दो रुपए किस काम में प्रयोग किए । तब भक्त ने सारी बात बताई की उसने 98 रुपए से संतो को भोजन करा दिया था । और ठाकुर जी को सिर्फ दो रुपए चढ़ाये थे ।

सेठ बड़ा खुश हुआ वह भक्त के चरणों में गिर पड़ा और बोला आप धन्य हो आपकी वजह से मुझे श्री जगन्नाथ जी के दर्शन यंही बैठे-बैठे हो गए।

भगवान को आपके धन की कोई आवश्यकता नहीं है । भगवान को वह 98 रुपए स्वीकार है जो उनके भक्तों की सेवा में खर्च किए गए और उस दो रुपए की कोई महत्व नहीं है जो उनके चरणों में नगद चढ़ाए गए । भक्ति प्रिय माधव भगवान को भक्ति ही प्रिय है और वह भक्तों के पास होती है। अतः भगवान स्वंय भक्तों की भक्ति व सेवा करते हैं व कोई करे तो अत्यंत प्रसन्न होते है


Shed your Load

Excellent Article written by someone. Its very sensible please go through.......(reproduced verbatim)

Yesterday, I was driving, and the FM radio went off for few seconds. I thought, I should have an iPod. Then suddenly I realized that I have not used my iPod in last 6 months. And then, more things, Handy cam in last 2 years, Digital Camera in last 2 months, DVD player in last 1 month and many more.

Now I can say that I bought that Handy cam just out of impulse, I have used it twice only in last 4 years. So, what's wrong and where?

When I look at myself or my friends I can see it everywhere. We are not happy with what we have but all are stressed and not happy for the things we don't have. You have a Santro, but you want City; You have a City, but you want Skoda. Just after buying a new phone, we need another one. Better laptop, bigger TV, faster car, bigger house, more money, and I means, these examples are endless.

The point is, does it actually worth?

Do we ever think if we actually need those things before we want them?

After this, I was forced to think what I need and what I don't. May be I didn't need this Handy cam or the iPod or that DVD player.

When I see my father back at home. He has a simple BPL colour TV, he doesn't need 32" Sony LCD wall mount. He has a cell phone worth Rs 2,500. Whenever I ask him to change the phone, he always says, "It’s a phone; I need this just for calls."And believe me; he is much happier in life than me with those limited resources and simple gadgets.

The very basic reason why he is happy with so little is that he doesn't want things in life to make it luxurious, but he wants only those things which are making his life easier.

It's a very fine line between these two, but after looking my father's life style closely, I got the point. He needs a cell phone but not the iPhone. He needs a TV but not the 32" plasma. He needs a car but not an expensive one.

Initially I had lot of questions.I am earning good; still I am not happy...why? I have all luxuries; still I am stressed.... ......why? I had a great weekend, still I am feeling tired...... why?

I met lot of people, I thought over it again and again, I still don't know if I got the answers, but certainly figured out few things. I realize that one thing which is keeping me stressed is the "stay connected" syndrome. I realized that, at home also I am logged in on messengers, checking mails, using social networks, and on the top of that, the windows mobile is not letting me disconnected. On the weekend itself, trying to avoid unwanted calls and that is keeping my mind always full of stress.

I realized that I am spending far lesser money than what I earn; even then I am always worried about money and more money.

I realized that I am saving enough money I would ever need, whenever needed. Still I am stressed about job and salary and spend.

May be, many people will call this approach "not progressive attitude", but I want my life back.

Ultimately it's a single life, a day gone is a day gone. I believe if I am not happy tonight, I'll never be happy tomorrow morning.

I finally realized that meeting friends, spending quality time with your loved one's; spending time with yourself is the most important thing.

If on Sunday you are alone and you don't have anybody to talk with, then all that luxuries life, all that money is wasted.

May be cutting down your requirements, re-calculating your future goal in the light of today's happiness is a worthwhile thing to do.

May be selling off your Santro and buying Honda City on EMIs is not a good idea. I believe putting your happiness ahead of money is the choice we need to make.

I think, a lot can be said and done but what we need the most is re-evaluation of the value of happiness and time we are giving to our life and people associated with it

Think about it


Three Ships

There were three ships which were nearby when the Titanic sunk.

One of them was known as the Sampson. It was 7 miles away from the Titanic and they saw the white flares signaling danger, but because the crew had been hunting seals illegally and didn't want to be caught, they turned and went the opposite direction away from the Titanic.

This ship represents those of us who are so busy in our own sin and lives that we can't recognize when someone else is in need.

The next ship was the Californian. This ship was only 14 miles away from the Titanic, but they were surrounded by ice fields and the captain looked out and saw the white flares, but because the conditions weren't favorable and it was dark, he decided to go back to bed and wait until morning. The crew tried to convince themselves that nothing was happening. This ship represents those of us who say I can't do anything now. The conditions aren't right and so we wait until conditions are perfect before going out.

The last ship was the Carpathia. This ship was actually headed in a southern direction 58 miles away from the Titanic when they heard the distress cries over the radio. The captain of this ship knelt down, prayed to God for direction and then turned the ship around and went full steam ahead through the ice fields. This was the ship that saved the 705 survivors of the Titanic.

🎀 ANALOGY -

Obstacles and reasons to avoid responsibility shall always be there, but those who accept it always find a place in the hearts to be remembered for the world of good they do.

I really wish that we all could be Carpathians in life, unlike more Sampsons and Californians... this world could be a more beautiful place to live in.


Echo

A man and his son were walking in the forest.  Suddenly the boy tripped and, feeling a sharp pain, he screams "AHHHH!"

Surprised, he hears a voice coming from the mountain, "AHHHH!"

Filled with curiosity, he screams: "Who are you?", but the only answer he receives is, "Who are you?"

This makes him angry, so he shouts, "You are a coward!" and the voice answers "You are a coward!"

He looks at his father and asks "Dad what's going on?"

"Son," the man replies, "pay attention."

Then he screams, "I admire you!"  The voice answers, "I admire you!"

The father shouts, "You are wonderful!" and the voice answers, "You are wonderful!"

The boy is surprised but still can't understand what is going on.

The father explains, "People call this an ECHO, but truly it is LIFE.  Life always gives you back what you give out.  Life is a mirror of your actions.

If you want more love, give more love.  If you want more kindness, give more kindness.  If you want understanding and respect, give understanding and respect.  If you want people to be patient with you, then be patient with them.

This rule of nature applies to every aspect of our lives.

Life always gives you back what you give out...

Your life is not a coincidence, but a mirror of your own doings.

Choose your ECHO !