Akhand Gyan

Highlights of February 2015

To my sis… with love!

Anchal had just received her driving license today. She was on the top of the world! The driving license was like her ticket to freedom! She could drive anywhere without being dependent on anybody else and she loved it! That day, after college, she decided to go out shopping to her favourite mall. She asked a few of her friends to accompany her, but they all were occupied with one task or the other. However, that didn’t dampen Anchal’s spirits and she decided to go all alone. She carefully parked her car in the busy parking lot and walked towards the shopping center. Entering a shop, she found a little boy, just over 9 years, sitting sad and sobbing. She tried to ignore, but… the young boy’s eyes forced her to approach him. Walking up to him, she enquired, “Why are you so sad?” Taking a little while to gather back his voice, the boy replied amidst the uncontrollable sobs, “I want to buy this dress for my little sister, but the shopkeeper says that the money I have is not enough; so he will not give me this dress.” … It seemed as if parting with the dress was something intolerable for the boy. Anchal found it a little awkward. She told the boy to simply go to his parents and tell them that he wanted to buy that dress for his little sister. They could help him. But the boy said, “You know this is the dress that my sister liked the most when we came to the mall last week. She wanted to have it. So I thought that I…

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Be Thankful To HIM!

In a classroom, a teacher asked the children to list down the Seven Wonders of the World. All the students except one little girl had written down the present day wonders. The teacher was amazed when she came across the paper on which the small girl had listed the following 7 wonders: 1. To see 2. To hear 3. To laugh 4. To feel 5. To taste 6. To love, and, more importantly 7. To be grateful. How true!! All these aspects, which are indispensable to our existence itself, are no less than wonders! Yet we never realize their significance in our lives. For instance, if we specifically talk about ‘being grateful’, then ponder- We use the word “thank you” many times a day. We thank others for their favours, their gifts and their concern. But, how often do we really thank the Almighty for his blessings? … However, noble souls find ample reasons to thank the Lord in every situation. The French poet, Lamartine, was talking a walk in a poor quarter of the city when he came across a humble stonecutter at work. The poet was surprised to hear him utter the words, “Thank you!” after each stroke of the hammer. “My good man, whom are you thanking?” enquired the poet haughtily. The stonecutter answered- “I am thanking God.” Lamartine further said, “Had you been wealthy and prosperous, it would be natural for you to thank God. But, God thought of you just once when He made you and hasn’t remembered you sinc…

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Magical Code to Shoo Away FAILURES & DIFFICULTIES

“What is the difference between a ‘champion’ and an ‘average person’?”- This question was once asked to an English football player, Tom Hopkins. An apt and crisp reply came: “The single most important difference between champion achievers and average people is their ability to handle rejection and failure.” Perfectly true! To do a self-analysis check, just try answering genuinely in ‘yes’ or ‘no’ these questions: Do you feel sad and disheartened when you meet with failures or difficulties? What if these failures go on hitting you umpteen number of times? Do you give up your determination when the world labels your idea as ‘impossible’? Do you lose all your hopes, when situations don’t seem to be favouring you despite your maximum efforts? If the answers to these questions are in ‘yes’, to whatsoever decibel of intensity, then here are a few exclusive real-life examples out of the innumerable ones, for you to receive sumptuous doses of inspiration! … The young and inexperienced shoulders of Chester Carlson were charged with the responsibility to look after the ailing parents due to adverse circumstances. When he was seventeen, he met with a sad demise of his mother. At the age of twenty four, his father also passed away. He struggled hard to earn a degree in physics, where after he tried rigorously for a job. Probably, you would receive a shock…

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