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The Fox and the Cat

Posted by kathavarta on December 7, 2008

A Fox was boasting to a Cat of its clever devices for escaping its enemies.

“I have a whole bag of tricks,” he said, “which contains a hundred ways of escaping my enemies.”

“I have only one,” said the Cat; “but I can generally manage with that.”

Just at that moment they heard the cry of a pack of hounds coming towards them, and the Cat immediately scampered up a tree and hid herself in the boughs.

“This is my plan,” said the Cat. “What are you going to do?”

The Fox thought first of one way, then of another, and while he was debating the hounds came nearer and nearer, and at last the Fox in his confusion was caught up by the hounds and soon killed by the huntsmen.

Miss Puss, who had been looking on, said:

Moral:
“Better one safe way than a hundred on which you cannot reckon.”
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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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Live for Others

Posted by kathavarta on November 15, 2008

Ask nothing, want nothing in return. Give what you have to give, it will come back to you – but do not think of that now. It will come back multiplied – a thousandfold – but the attention must not be on that. You have the power to give. Give, and there it ends.

There is no higher virtue than charity. The lowest man is he whose hand draws in receiving, and he is the highest man whose hand goes out in giving. The hand was made to give always. Give the last bit of bread you have, even if you are starving. You will be perfect, you will become God.

This life is short, the vanities of the world are transient, but they alone live who live for others, the rest are more dead than alive.

Do not stand on a high pedestal and take five cents in your hand and say, ” Here, my poor man,” but be grateful that the poor man is there so that by making a gift to him, you are able to help yourself. It is not the receiver that is blessed, but it is the giver.

We have to bear in mind that we are all debtors to the world and the world does not owe us anything. It is a great privilege for all of us to be allowed to do anything for the world. In helping the world we really help ourselves.

In the world take always the position of the giver. Give everything and look for no return. Give love, give help, give service, give any little thing you can, but keep out barter. Make no conditions and none will be imposed. Let us give out of our own bounty, just as God gives to us.

Posted by Vikas Goyal for topmoralstories.blogspot.com
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Gateway to Heaven and Hell

Posted by kathavarta on November 14, 2008

Once upon a time in England there was a wise man named “John”. He was a very kind person and lived in a village very close to the woods. He loved his family very much and cared a lot for them. Mr. John was a blessed person right from his childhood days. He was a good interpreter of the Bible. People came to him to clear their doubts. He was considered as a scholar and was loved by everyone in that village. Mr. John had the habit of praying in the morning, afternoon and evening for at least half-an-hour. There was not even a single day that would pass without John offering his prayers. He was a very punctual person.

That time, there lived a king named Louis in the neighbourhood of his village. King Louis had a very handsome young son named James. Prince James was the next heir to the throne.

One day, King Louis called his son and said “My dear son, I am growing old and weak day by day. I think it’s time for me to hand you over some major responsibilities of our kingdom”.

The Prince replied “My father, when shall I do that”.

The king said “Before you start with your responsibilities here, I would like you to move out of the palace and return to me after finding an answer to a question”.

The Prince asked his father “Father tell me the question for which I need to find an answer”.

King Louis said “Son, you need to tell me where heaven and hell is. This is the question”.

Prince James after seeking the blessings of the King and Queen, took his bag and left the palace in search of the answer. The Prince travelled across villages, woods and towns but no one could help him find an answer.

On the fourth day after leaving the palace Prince James reached the village where John the wise man lived. Prince James asked some of the villagers the question about heaven and hell but no one could help him out. One villager told the Prince “You noble man, I think John the wise man could help you find an answer”.

Prince James was guided to the house where John the wise man lived. As he was about to step into the house of Mr. John, Prince James saw a man kneeling before the crucifix with a bowed head and arms-wide-stretched.

Interrupting Mr. John’s prayers, the Prince asked “Excuse me wise man, I have come a long way off to find an answer to where heaven and hell is. I wish you to tell me the answer quickly”.

John, the wise man was still on his knees and never uttered a word. Prince James repeatedly asked Mr. John but he remained calm in his prayers. The Prince became furious and pulled his sword off the sheath and started screaming at the top of his voice “Hey you layman, don’t you know who I am. Open your eyes and answer me or else know that I have the power to kill you”.

John’s prayers were almost finished by then. He opened his eyes and got up. John saw the Prince waving his sword towards him with eyes burning with anger. With a gentle smile, John said “My dear brother, hell is where you find anger, impatience, sorrow, hatred and pride”.

Prince James was intelligent enough to understand what John meant by saying that. The Prince went down on his knees. His head was almost drooping and eyes swollen. Prince James said “Sir, forgive me for my wickedness. I understand what you mean”.

John came closer to the Prince. He patted the strong shoulders of the Prince and said “My dear brother, heaven is where you find forgiveness, kindness, peace, love and patience”.

John reminded the Prince the words Jesus had said “The kingdom of heaven is within you”.

Now the Prince had an answer to the question that had bothered him for some days. He thanked John the wise man with an apologetic tone and returned to the palace.

The king was very happy to hear the answer from his son. The next day saw the celebrations marking the coronation of Prince James as the next heir to the throne. Prince James ruled the Kingdom for over 30 years and was loved by all people inside and outside his kingdom.

By: John for www.whereincity.com
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Ashtavakra Gita: Part 20:

Posted by kathavarta on November 13, 2008

Janaka said:

In my unblemished nature there are no elements, no body, no faculties, no mind. There is no void and no despair. 20.1

For me, free from the sense of dualism, there are no scriptures, no self-knowledge, no mind free from an object, no satisfaction and no freedom from desire. 20.2

There is no knowledge or ignorance, no “me,” “this,” or “mine,” no bondage, no liberation, and no property of self-nature. 20.3

For him who is always free from individual characteristics there is no antecedent causal action, no liberation during life, and no fulfilment at death. 20.4

For me, free from individuality, there is no doer and no reaper of the consequences, no cessation of action, no arising of thought, no immediate object, and no idea of results. 20.5

There is no world, no seeker for liberation, no yogi, no seer, no one bound and no one liberated. I remain in my own nondual nature. 20.6

There is no emanation or return, no goal, means, seeker or achievement. I remain in my own nondual nature. 20.7

For me who am forever unblemished, there is no assessor, no standard, nothing to assess, and no assessment. 20.8

For me who am forever actionless, there is no distraction or one-pointedness of mind, no lack of understanding, no stupidity, no joy and no sorrow. 20.9

For me who am always free from deliberations there is neither conventional truth nor absolute truth, no happiness and no suffering. 20.10

For me who am forever pure there is no illusion, no samsara, no attachment or detachment, no living organism, and no God. 20.11

For me who am forever unmovable and indivisible, established in myself, there is no activity or inactivity, no liberation and no bondage. 20.12

For me who am blessed and without limitation, there is no initiation or scripture, no disciple or teacher, and no goal of human life. 20.13

There is no being or non-being, no unity or dualism. What more is there to say? There is nothing outside of me. 20.14

Source: by John Richards, for www.realization.org.
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Ashtavakra Gita: Part 19:

Posted by kathavarta on November 13, 2008

Janaka said:

Using the tweezers of the knowledge of the truth I have managed to extract the painful thorn of endless opinions from the recesses of my heart. 19.1

For me, established in my own glory, there are no religious obligations, sensuality, possessions, philosophy, duality, or even nonduality. 19.2

For me established in my own glory, there is no past, future, or present. There is no space or even eternity. 19.3

For me established in my own glory, there is no self or non-self, no good or evil, no thought or even absence of thought. 19.4

For me established in my own glory, there is no dreaming or deep sleep, no waking nor fourth state beyond them, and certainly no fear. 19.5

For me established in my own glory, there is nothing far away and nothing near, nothing within or without, nothing large and nothing small. 19.6

For me established in my own glory, there is no life or death, no worlds or things of this world, no distraction and no stillness of mind. 19.7

For me remaining in myself, there is no need for talk of the three goals of life, of yoga or of knowledge. 19.8

Source: by John Richards, for www.realization.org.
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