Do You Have The Three Magical Abilities?

It was one of the nights in peak winters. The chill was penetrating into every pore of existence. In that freezing cold, a man was walking down a busy lane, heading to his house after a long day at work. He had a feeling of contentment and was humming in joy as he was passing by the street. While moving ahead, he saw an old man in battered, old clothes sitting around the corner of the street with a bunch of rosebuds. The old man was calling on the passers-by to buy those beautiful rose buds. He was shivering in cold, yet he sang in a peculiar rhythm to extend the warmth of his words to those who were passing by, irrespective of the fact that they bought his flowers or not. Charmed by his spirit, the man at once headed towards him… He instantly took off his warm coat and put it on the shoulders of the old man… Only a smile was exchanged between the two and the old man, with gratitude filled in his eyes, handed 7 beautiful rose buds to the man. While offering the flowers, he said, “One rose for each day of the week when this coat will keep me warm!” With a smile, the man accepted the flowers and … then walked away to his house. That night before going to bed, as per his daily practice, the man sat to pray and extended his thanks to God in these words…

“O Lord! I am thankful to the shopkeeper from whom I bought this coat; may you bless him for making it available to me… O’ Lord! I thank the weaver who worked diligently to make the coat so well; may you… O’ Lord! I thank that sheep which gave its warm wool so that this coat could be materialized; may you… O’ Lord! … O’ Lord! Above all I thank YOU for giving me the wisdom, the ability, the sensitivity to deliver the coat to the one who needed it the most and make all the effort put in to make the coat worthwhile…

The man did not know the old man; he was just a stranger sitting there on the street. The man had no connection with the shopkeeper, he had never seen the weaver, he did not tend the sheep, nor did he … Yet in one small moment he embraced them all in the circle of compassion.

After reading the story, you must have experienced a wonderful feeling of peace and calmness within and without, isn’t it! How can a simple story extend such a feeling of calmness? Well, friends. It’s the magic of three miraculous abilities of the man! Do you wish to know about these three abilities? To know this and furthermore, read the complete article in Dec’14 edition of English Akhand Gyan Monthly Magazine.

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