Conversation with God 🙂 🙂

Just received it from a friends, and could not help sharing it… 🙂

Just askin’ 
        Me: God, can I ask you a question? 
        God: Sure. 
        Me: Promise you won’t get mad. 
        God: I promise. 
        Me: Why did you let so much stuff happen to me today? 
        God: What do you mean? 
        Me: Well, I woke up late. 
        God: Yes. 
        Me: My car took forever to start. 
        God: Okay. 
        Me: At lunch they made my sandwich wrong and I had to wait. 
        God: Huummm. 
        Me: On the way home, my phone went dead, just as I picked up a call. 
        God: All right. 
        Me: And on top of it all, when I got home I just wanted to soak my feet in my new foot massager and relax, but it wouldn’t 
        work!!!  Nothing went right today! Why did you do that? 
        God: Let me see, the Death Angel was at your bed this morning and I had to send one of the other angels to battle him for your life. I let you sleep through that. 
        Me: (humbled): OH… 
        GOD: I didn’t let your car start because there was a drunk driver on your route that would have hit you if you were on the road. 
        Me: (ashamed) 
        God: The first person who made your sandwich today was sick and I didn’t want you to catch what they have, I knew you couldn’t afford to miss work. 
        Me: (embarrassed): Ok… 
        God: Your phone went dead because the person that was calling was going to give false witness about what you said on that call, I didn’t even let you talk to them so you would be covered. 
        Me: (softly) I see God. 
        God: Oh and that foot massager, it had a shortage that was going to throw out all of the power in your house tonight. I didn’t think you wanted to be in the dark. 
        Me: I’m sorry God. 
        God: Don’t be sorry, just learn to trust me…..in all things, the good and the bad. 
        Me: I will trust you. 
        God: And don’t doubt that my plan for your day is always better than your plan. 
        Me: I won’t God. And let me just tell you God, thank you for everything today. 
        God: You’re welcome child. It was just another day being your God, and I love looking after my children.
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Compassion is forgiving someone without them knowing it

Buddha was in an assembly and then a gentleman came and he was very furious. He thought Buddha was doing something wrong. He was pulling people away and people were all meditating now and they were very calm and quiet. He was a restless businessman and he found his children going and sitting with Buddha and meditating, two hours every day. He thought that if his children would engage themselves in business at that time, they could make more money and they would be better off. Two hours of going and spending with somebody with your eyes closed! What will anyone get? So he was very upset and said, “I am going to teach a lesson to this man”.

So, with furiousness, he came and looked at Buddha. He  walked straight to Buddha. You see, he was a well-known businessman of that locality. As soon as he came near Buddha, all his other thoughts disappeared but anger was still there. He was shaking. He could not speak. Now words wouldn’t come out of his mouth, but he spat on Buddha’s face. Buddha simply smiled. All his disciples around there were so angry but they could not react in front of Buddha. So, everybody held their lips and fists tight. They wanted to ask him, “How dare you do this?”, but could not say anything. This man could not stay any longer. After he spat, hethought that if he stayed a few minutes longer, he would burst out. So he ran away.
Buddha did not react or say anything. He just smiled. For the first time in his life, that man met somebody who would just smile when he spat on his face. The man could not sleep that night and his whole body underwent such a transformation. He was shivering as if there’s an earthquake. His whole world became upside down. The next day, he went and fell at Buddha’s feet and said, “Please forgive me. I did not know what I did”. Buddha said, “I cannot excuse you”!

Now, the disciples were shocked. Then Buddha had to explain again what he meant because everybody was in a state of shock. He said, “Why? When you did not do anything, why should I excuse you? What did you do? What wrong did you do?” He said, “No, I spat on your face yesterday. I am that same person”. Buddha said, “Oh! That person is not there now. If I ever meet that person whom you spat on, I will tell him to excuse you. To this person who is here, you have done no wrong”. That is compassion.

Compassion is not saying, “Oh! Make somebody a culprit and then I will forgive them”. That is not compassion. Your forgiveness should be such that the person who is forgiven does not even know that you are forgiving them. They should not even feel guilty about their mistake. This is the right type of forgiveness. 

If you make someone feel guilty about their mistake, then you have not forgiven them. That guilt itself is the punishment, that itself is good enough. Guilt is good enough to eat you, swallow you. Knowledge takes you away from the guilt and puts you on a pedestal where you do not see the world at all. You do not see the world in the sense that you do not see all this complicated chit-chat of this small world. They all appear insignificant.

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Gayatri Mantra – May the light keep glowing

Wishing all a very happy and prosperous festival of lights…
Gayatri Mantra – May the light keep glowing 🙂

प्रेम की मधुर मिठाई बांटो
राग द्वेष के पटाखे फोड़ो
ज्ञान के दिए जलाओ
नूतन पुरातन की अनमोल घड़ी है
एक नयी क्रांति की प्रतीक्षा में धरती खड़ी है
सब मिल के दीवाली मनाओ
जीवन को उत्सव बनाओ … Srisri

Diwali means the festival of lights. Each one of you is a light to yourself. Today is the day that you also look at all the wealth you have and feel abundance. Otherwise the mind is always in the space of lack. From lack, move to
abundance. You bring all your wealth in front of you and say, ‘God has given me all this. 
am so thankful!’ Gold, silver is all just an outer symbol. The real wealth is deep within us.
There is so much love, peace and joy. Wisdom is the real wealth. Your character, your
confidence are the real wealth. When you move with a connection to the Divinity, there is nothing that is richer than this. Sri Sri