A Donkey's Trick Long ago there lived a merchant who used to sell salt. He had a donkey to carry the load.He would load the salt on the donkey's back and take it to the neighbouring village. He had to cross a stream to go to the other village. The donkey was sore that it had to carry a big load daily. One day, while crossing the stream, it slipped and fell down. A considerable quantity of salt was dissolved in the water. The donkey easily crossed the stream because of the reduced load...
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  Children's Treasure   Inspirational Story A Bowl of Noodles from a Stranger One night, Sue quarrelled with her mother, stormed out of the house and was just wandering. Suddenly, she remembered that she did not have any money in her pocket, not even small coins to make a phone call home. Passing by a noodles shop and picking up the sweet fragrance, she suddenly felt hungry. She wished for a bowl of noodles, but had no money! The shopkeeper saw her standing desperately...
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Inspirational Story God's Grace   Just up the road from my house is a field, where two horses graze daily. From a distance, they look like any other horse, but on a closer look you will notice something quite interesting. One of the horses is blind. His owner, however, has chosen not to have him put down, but has made a safe and comfortable barn for his residence. This is pretty amazing.  What is more, if you stand nearby and listen, you will hear the sound of a bell. It is...
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The Story of a Woodcutter   Once upon a time, a very strong woodcutter sought a job in a timber shop and he got it. The pay was really good and so were the terms of work. Hence the woodcutter was determined to do his best. His boss gave him an axe and showed him the workspot. The first day, the woodcutter cut down 18 trees. “Congratulations,” the boss said. “Continue the work.” Enthused by the boss's words, the woodcutter tried harder the next day, but he...
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Childrens Treasure   House with the Golden Windows   Alittle girl living in a small, very simple, poorly furnished house on a hill slope used to play in the vacant space in front of the house. While doing so she used to see across the valley a beautiful, posh house, well-furnished and decent looking. The house was so beautiful with golden coloured windows that the little girl would dream of herself living in that house and playing in that lush garden with beautiful flowers and...
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War Story: True Friend  Horror gripped the heart during World War-I. A soldier caught in a trench amidst continuous gunfire whizzing over his head saw his friend fall in battle and asked his lieutenant if he might go out into the “no man’s land” between the trenches to bring back his fallen comrade. “You can go,” said the lieutenant, “but I do not think it will be worth it. Your friend is probably dead and you may throw your life away.” The...
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Story Time: Trust in God God is the reason why even in pain I smile; in confusion I understand; in betrayal I trust; and in fear I continue to fight.   A man just got married and was returning home with his wife. They were crossing a vast lake in a boat, when suddenly a big storm gathered. The man was a courageous warrior, but his wife was greatly perturbed because the situation seemed almost hopeless. The boat was small and the storm was severe and any moment they could be drowned....
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Story Time: Emperor and the Hermit When Akbar was Emperor of Delhi there lived a hermit in a hut in the forest. Many people visited the holy man. Once the holy man had an intense desire to feed all those who visited him. But how could he do so without money? He decided to seek the Emperor's help, for the gates of Akbar’s palace were always open to holy men. The hermit entered the palace while the Emperor was performing his daily prayers and took a seat in a corner of the room. He...
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Story Time: Use Things and Love people A man was putting up family pictures on the newly painted walls of his house. He was using nails and a hammer to hang the picture frames. In the process, some nails got bent and fell on the floor. The man’s four-year-old daughter was playing nearby. She wanted to play with her father and called out to him. However, since the man was busy, he asked her to go out and play with her brother. The girl saw the nails lying on the floor. She picked up a...
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Bhakti, Jnana and Vairagya The very bloom of Bhakti, Jnana and Vairagya in a person is spiritual perfection or God-realisation. Bhakti, in its highest meaning, is the expression of love or bliss of Atman.Jnana is the flame, Bhakti is its radiance, and Vairagya, removal of darkness, is the effect. Bhaktias yoga or sadhana is the most universally accepted, pleasing and the easiest of paths. Without bhakti, no spiritual practice will be successful and joyful. Bhakti is said to be the mother of...
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