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The Story of a Wallet

Posted by kathavarta on December 17, 2008

Once an old man was travelling by train on a pilgrimage to Brindavan. At night, whilst he was asleep, his wallet fell from his pocket. A co-passenger found it the next morning and enquired as to whom the wallet belonged. The old man said it was his. A picture of Sri Krishna inside the wallet was proof that the wallet really belonged to him.

The old man then began to relate the story of the wallet. He soon had a group of eager listeners around him. Lifting up the purse for all to see, the old man said: This purse has a long history behind it. My father gave it to me years ago when I was a mere schoolboy. I kept my little pocket money in it and also a photograph of my parents.

Years passed. I grew up and began studying at university. Like every youth, I became conscious of my appearance. I replaced my parents’ photograph with that of my own and I would look at it often. I had become my own admirer.

Then came marriage. Self-admiration gave way to the consciousness of a family. Out went my own picture and I replaced it with that of my wife’s. During the day I would open the wallet many times and gaze at the picture. All tiredness vanished and I would resume my work with enthusiasm.

Then came the birth of my first child. What a joy I experienced when I became a father! I would eagerly rush home after work to play with my little baby. Needless to say, my wife’s picture had already made way for the child’s.

The old man paused. Wiping his tearful eyes, he looked around and said in a sad voice: Friends, my parents passed away long ago. My wife too died five years ago. My son- my only son- is now married. He is too busy with his career and his family. He has no time for me. I now stand on the brink of death. I do not know what awaits me in future. Everything I loved, everything I considered my own, has left me.

A picture of Lord Krishna now occupies the place in my wallet. I know He will never leave me. I wish now that I had kept HIS picture with me right from the beginning! He alone is true; all others are just passing shadows.

Sri Sharada Devi, the holy mother, says: “Don’t be afraid my child, these earthly ties are transitory. Today they seem to be the be-all and end-all of life, and tomorrow they vanish. Your real tie is with God. God is one’s very own. It is the eternal relationship. He is ever looking after you. Call on the Lord who pervades the entire universe. He will shower His blessings upon you.”

From ‘Dipika’ A publication by Sri Ramakrishna Centre of South Africa; on http://hinduism.co.za
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The Fox and the Bramble

Posted by kathavarta on December 6, 2008

A Fox was mounting a hedge when he lost his footing and caught hold of a Bramble to save himself.

Having pricked and grievously tom the soles of his feet, he accused the Bramble because, when he had fled to her for assistance, she had used him worse than the hedge itself.

The Bramble, interrupting him, said, “But you really must have been out of your senses to fasten yourself on me, who am myself always accustomed to fasten upon others.”

Moral:
To the selfish all are selfish.
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The Flea and the Man

Posted by kathavarta on November 29, 2008

A Man, very much annoyed with a Flea, caught him at last, and said, “Who are you who dare to feed on my limbs, and to cost me so much trouble in catching you?”

The Flea replied, “O my dear sir, pray spare my life, and destroy me not, for I cannot possibly do you much harm.”

The Man, laughing, replied, “Now you shall certainly die by mine own hands, for no evil, whether it be small or large, ought to be tolerated.”

Moral:
Never underestimate your enemy by size.
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Enjoy this conversation

Posted by kathavarta on November 28, 2008

A Project Manager working in a MNC (Indian Govt. office), as usual after lunch goes to the cafeteria for coffee.

He relaxes in canteen. He sees a canteen boy cleaning tables there. so he decides to have fun with him. He calls him.

Project Manager – (Asks canteen boy): How much do you earn?

Canteen boy smiles…

Project Manager: what are your future plans?

Canteen boy keeps quiet…

Project Manager: where do you see yourself 10 years down the line?

Canteen boy gives a cold stare.

Project Manager: Jab mai Bangalore aaya tha tab mere paas bhi kuch nahi tha…. Aaj mere paas kya nahin hai… naam hai, shohrat hai, paisa hai…. tumhare paas kya hai?

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Don’t think that he answered like Shashi Kapoor of Deewar ki “Mere paas Maa hain”
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Canteen boy: Sa’ab mere paas kaam hai….

Project Manager leaves the cafeteria silently…….

By: Jagadeesh, for http://www.19.5degs.com
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Bridge to Luxury

Posted by kathavarta on November 24, 2008

Once an Indian minister was on a tour to France and his French counterpart invited him for a dinner. When the Indian minister arrived at the latter’s residence, he was astonished to see that the latter was living in a very grand and luxurious bungalow and they had dinner in silver spoons and plates and all his bungalow were filled of precious antiques and other articles. He can not hold himself back and asked the French minister the reason for him living in such a grand style. On asking the French minister took him to a window.

French Minister : Do you see the river over there ?

Indian Minister : Yes.

French Minister : Do you see the bridge over it ?

Indian Minister : Yes.

French Minister : 10%.

After 5 years the same French minister got a chance to visit India and now it was the turn of our same Indian minister to invite him for a dinner. When the French minister arrived at the Indian minister’s residence, he was stunned to see that the latter was living in a palace like house and they had dinner in golden spoons and plates and he had hundreds of servants and all his bungalow were filled of jewelries and costliest furniture, antiques and other articles. Now it was his turn to ask, “Dear friend how could you afford to live such a grand style?”

The Indian minister took him to a window.

Indian Minister : Do you see the river over there ?

French Minister : Yes.

Indian Minister : Do you see the bridge over it ?

French Minister : No.

Indian Minister : 100 %

By: Jagadeesh, for http://www.19.5degs.com
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Gyani Zail Singh and Reagan

Posted by kathavarta on November 22, 2008

Gyani Zail Singh went to the US & had a meeting with Reagan. Reagan said, “I want to show you the advancement in technology in USA. Come with me.”

Reagan takes him in a deep forest and says. “Dig the ground.”

Zail Singh digs.

Reagan says, “More, more, more…”

Zail Singh has now reached a 100 feet.

Reagan says, “So now, did you find anything?”

Zail Singh, “I got a wire!”

Reagan says, “You see, it shows that even 200 years ago we used to have telephones!”

Zail Singh was very frustrated and he invited Reagan to India.

In India Gyani Ji says, “Now I want to show you the advancement in India!”

He takes Reagan to a forest and asks him to dig.

After some time Gyani Ji says, “More… more… more!”

Reagan has now reached almost 400 feet.

Zail Singh says, “Find anything?”

Reagan tries but finds nothing, “Nothing here!”

Gyani Ji says, “You see even 400 years ago we had gone WIRELESS!”

By: Jagadeesh, for www.19.5degs.com
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