Friday, 23 January 2015

Power of Prayer.


The Power of Prayer is a topic of considerable debate. There are as many arguments for and against it, as there are believers and non-believers.

The following true story which has been aired and published, provides interesting fodder for thought.

Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity centre in Kolkata, India, was bustling with activities. Her three hundred novices were all busy at work.

The novice who was in charge of the kitchen came out looking perturbed, and informed her that they were running short of flour, and would not be able to make chapatis (flat bread) for three hundred people. 

It was a panic-moment, but not for the saintly nun. Everyone expected her to pick up the phone and call her local benefactors to supply them with food. Instead she did something most people would say was completely crazy. She turned to the worried novice and said, "Sister, go into the chapel and tell Jesus that we have no food. Okay, that's settled, what's next?"

A short while later the doorbell rang. Standing there was a stranger who asked to see Mother Teresa. He informed her that the teachers of the government schools had decided to go on a strike, and classes were dismissed. He had 7000 lunches on his hands, and no idea what to do with them. He wondered if she could help him out!

Faith was demonstrated here beyond doubt. Mother Teresa's remark, "Okay, that's settled..." clearly indicated that she knew for sure that her prayer would be heard and answered. Remember this when you pray. Just know that you will surely get what you are praying for, and you will. Did Jesus not say that when you pray, believe that what you are asking for has been done, and it will be done?


Sunday, 4 January 2015

15 Wisdom keys from George Matthew Adams


15 Wisdom Keys from George Matthew Adams... 

  • Learn something from everything, from everyone--even yourself.
  • There is no such thing as a 'self-made' man. We are made up of thousands of others. Everyone who has ever done a kind deed for us, or spoken one word of encouragement to us, has entered into the make-up of our character and of our thoughts, as well as our success.
  • If you do not love your work, you can't keep it long.
  • Liberate your love and it extends into everything you do. It enlarges your soul and strengthens your body.
  • You can't get anything without giving something.
  • No matter where you go, no matter with whom you talk, no matter what you read, be sure to absorb something that you can lay aside and later adapt.
  • The glory of creating something--of just doing a thing for the pure pleasure of having done it, outweighs all that mere wealth could return.
  • In this life, we get only those things for which we hunt, for which we strive, and for which we are willing to make a sacrifice.
  • We cannot waste time. We can only waste ourselves.
  • A cheerful frame of mind, reinforced by relaxation, is the medicine that puts all ghosts of fear on the run.
  • I don't care how great, how famous or successful a man or woman may be, each hungers for applause.
  • What you think, means more than anything else in your life, more than what you earn, more than where you live, more than your social position, and more than what anyone else may think about you.
  • I say to myself that I shall try to make my life like an open fireplace, so that people may be warmed and cheered by it, and so go out themselves to warm and cheer.
  • Few people wear out before their time. Mostly they rust out, worry out, run out, spill out.
  • No one owns you.

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

New Year---2015



A new year begins today, and the possibilities are unlimited.        

new days,
new ways,
new dreams,
and old dreams with new starts.  

new things to try,
new skills to master,
new habits to build,
and old habits to break.

new books to read,
new healthy eating,
new hopes to cheer you on, 
and new challenges to face,

new joys,
new thrills,
new blessings,
and remember, 
Happiness is a Choice.

ENJOY TODAY.





                                            
                    
                                             
                                                                                    
       

Monday, 29 December 2014

I no longer.......by Meryl Streep


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                                                   by Meryl Streep.

I no longer have patience for certain things, not because I've become arrogant, but simply because I've reached a point in my life where I do not want to waste more time with what displeases me or hurts me. I have no patience for cynicism, excessive criticism and demands of any nature. I lost the will to please those who do not like me, to love those who do not love me, and to smile at those who do not want to smile at me. 

I no longer spend a single minute on those who lie or want to manipulate. I decided not to co-exist any more with pretence, hypocrisy, dishonesty and cheap praise. I do not adjust to popular gossiping. I hate conflict and comparisons. I believe in a world of opposites, and that's why I avoid people with rigid and inflexible personalities.

In friendship, I dislike betrayal and the lack of loyalty. I do not get along with those who do not give a compliment or a word of encouragement. Exaggerations bore me and I have difficulty accepting those who do not like animals. And on top of everything, I have no patience for anyone who does not deserve my patience.

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As we journey through the peaks and valleys of life, and as we grow in wisdom, we begin to realize that there is no point whatsoever in participating in the dramas created by people. Life is to be lived in peace, enjoying every moment. Live your life on your terms, and give others the freedom to do the same.

PS: I know several wonderful people among family and friends who are great company, loving and caring, but are not comfortable around animals. So let us be accepting of such differences too. 

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Happiness by Daisaku Ikeda

Happiness
~by Daisaku Ikeda

The purpose of life is to attain happiness.
Happiness is something you have to feel inside.
It is something you have to build for yourself.
It is something that lives within you.
That is why the state of your inner realm, your life,
is so crucial to your being happy.
Happiness is not in some far off place.
Happiness exists within your own life.
It is within a single thought in your mind.
You yourself are the most precious of all.
You have no need to be envious of anyone
or to long for things far away.
Faith and one's single minded desire to achieve
Kosen Rufu (World Peace) are what makes
this self of yours shine its brightest, 
and develop its highest potential.
They are what fill you with good fortune,
satisfaction and eternal joy.
This is the essence of true happiness.
A palace exists within your own life.
When you open that palace,
you can be happy wherever you are.