Winning battles of life





 winning battk]les of life


                                    One day a daughter came to her father with a very sad mood. She complained to her father that she was frustrated of fighting the struggles of her life. It seemed to her that there is no end of trouble in life. If one problem is solved, another problem comes immediately. Her father was a chef. He took her daughter to the kitchen room. The father took three pots filled with water and put each pot on the high fire of stove. The water of three pots started boiling after a few minutes. The father put a potato in one pot, an egg in the second pot and put ground coffee beans in another pot. Then he let them boiling for a while. After few minutes he turned off the stove. He then took out the potato. The egg and the coffee and put them in separate bowls.

                              Turning to her daughter the father asked, “My dear daughter what are you seeing?” The daughter unhappily replied ‘a potato, an egg and coffee’. The father said,’ my dear daughter, look closely, touch them, feel them, and taste them.’ The daughter touched the potato and felt that it was very soft.

                              The father then asked her to take the egg and break it. Pulling off the shell of the egg the daughter observed that the egg was hard-boiled.

                               Now the father asked her daughter to have a sip of the coffee. The rich aroma of the hot coffee brought a relief to her sad face.
                                 ‘My dear father what do you want to mean?’ the daughter asked.

                                 The father explained: the potato, the egg and coffee beans, each of them had faced the same hardship, the boiling water. But each of them reacted differently. The potato was hard previously, but in boiling water it was transformed as soft. The egg was delicate and fragile. A thin outer shell was protecting the liquid inside. But when it was put in boiling water the inner liquid became hard. The reaction of the ground coffee beans was completely different from both of them. When they were put into the boiling water, they transformed the water and created a new thing.

                                “Which one you want to become?” When you face any hurdle in your life how do you want to respond? Do you want to be a potato? An egg?  Or a coffee bean?
  
                               Moral: In our life we face many situations. The situation appears around us. Some incidents happen to us. But the only thing we should be careful is to choose our response. Life is all about accepting, embracing and converting all the troubles into opportunity.

Alexander the Great-Last Words (The famous inspirational story)


Alexander the Great-Last Words

(The famous inspirational story)

After conquering many kingdoms Alexander, the great Macedonian king was returning home. On his way the great commander fell ill which led him to his death bed. He realized that his captured kingdoms, strong army, sharp weapons, wealth and treasures were useless to him now. His only desire is now to reach home and see his beloved mother’s face for the last time. But he felt he would not be able to reach his far away motherland. The mighty conqueror was on his death bed waiting to breathe his last. He summoned his generals and expressed his three ultimate wishes.
1.His coffin must be carried by the best doctors after his death.
2. Along the way to his procession to the cemetery silver, gold, diamond and precious jewels should be scattered.
3.Both of his hands should be let open hanging from the coffin for everybody to see.
      One of his officers, who was very much surprised about his strange wishes asked the great king about the reason for his unusual wishes.
     The Great King explained:
1.I wish that my coffin should be carried by the best doctors. By this I want to show everybody that when death comes no doctor in the world have the power to heal you.
2. By my second wish of scattering silver, gold, diamond and other valuable jewels on the way to the graveyard I wish to show everybody that the material treasures you accumulate will remain in the earth. You cannot carry ever a fraction of gold with you.
3. I wish my both hands to swing open outside the coffin to show the people that we come to this world empty handed and we must leave empty handed from this world.


 

What is Happiness? How to be happy?


What is Happiness? How to be happy?

                       (A beautiful moral story)

                 Once upon a time a crow lived in a forest. He was very happy and contented in life. One day he saw a beautiful swan. The swan was pure white in colour and was very nice looking. The crow became very sad thinking that the swan is very beautiful but he is very ugly. He thought the swan is the happiest bird.
           The crow expressed his feeling to the swan. The swan replied that previously he thought that he was the most beautiful bird. But one day he saw a parrot. It has double colours. Now he thinks that parrot is the most beautiful bird.
             The crow now asked the parrot. The parrot said that he was living a very satisfied life until he saw a beautiful peacock. The parrot was double coloured but the peacock was multi-coloured.
           The crow was now very eager to talk to a peacock. He found a peacock in a zoo. He saw hundreds of curious visitors there who were gathering to see the peacock. When the visitors went away the crow went to the peacock. ‘Oh! The beautiful peacock, you are very lucky. When people see me, they immediately drive me away. But thousands of people everyday gathers to see you for a while. In my opinion, you are the happiest bird in the world.
          The peacock said, ‘I thought that I was the best looking bird in the world. It is quite right. But there is a dark side of this. For my beauty I am captured and imprisoned in this zoo. I have thoroughly observed the zoo and I have discovered that the only bird that is not kept in trap in the whole zoo is crow. Now I am thinking that if I were a bird like crow, I could freely and happily roam everywhere in joy.
        Moral: We should learn to be happy in what we have instead of looking at what we don’t have. The happiest person is he or she who is satisfied with what he or she has.


                                                                       

The Loving Tree

                                               

                                              There was a loving mango tree. Everyday a little boy used to come and play joyfully around the tree. The boy used to climb up the tree, ate the fruits and took rest under its shade. The loving tree also used to enjoy the company of the little kid. But as the time passes on the  little boy grew up and no longer come to the tree.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           


              After a long period of time the boy one day came again to the tree. He was looking sad. ‘What’s the matter? Let us play’ the tree told the boy. ‘Now I am not a little kid. I have no interest in playing with you anymore’ he replied. ‘Now I wish to play with toys, but I have no money to buy toys’. ‘Oh! I am very sorry’. ‘O.K. you may take all my fruits and collect money selling them’. The boy was very happy. He collected all the fruits from the tree and went away happily. For a long time the boy did not return. The tree became alone.

            After a long time the boy returned to the tree. Now he was a grown up man. The tree was very happy to see him again. ‘Let us play’ the tree said’. ‘There is no time to play. I have to work hard to earn money for my family. We need a lot of money to build a house for our family’. ‘Oh! I am sorry, o.k. you may cut off my branches and build a house with those. The man immediately cut off all the branches of the tree and went away happily. The tree was also very happy to see the man happy. The man did not come to the tree for a long time. The tree again became alone.

           Few years later the man returned to the tree. The tree was very delighted. ‘Let us play’, the tree said. ‘I am not happy now, I am growing old. I want a boat. I wish to sail for a long tour to relax myself. ‘O.k. you can make your boat with my log. The man immediately cut off the log to make his boat and went sailing happily. He did not come to the tree for a long time.

         After long years the man again came to the tree. ‘Sorry, my boy, now I have nothing left to help you. I have no fruits. ‘I am not able to bite’ he replied. ‘I have no branches where you can climb up and play’. ‘I am too old to do that at present’ the man replied.

       ‘The only thing that is left is my dry root’. I don’t want much now a day. I just need a quiet place to sit peacefully and take rest. I am very tired in the struggle of life’. Don’t worry you can sit on my root and sit here peacefully whenever you wish. He man sat on the dry root. Both of them were very happy with the company of each other after a long separation.

Moral: Our parents are just like this giving tree. In our younger age we play with them happily. When we grow, we forget them and come to them again only in our need. Our parents sacrifice their all to make us happy. So we should never forget their sacrifices. We should love and care our parents before it’s to late.