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Beautiful story!

Discussion in 'Jokes' started by meenu, Jul 28, 2007.

  1. meenu

    meenu Bronze IL'ite

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    Dear All,
    Here is a forward I received
    Regards,
    Meenu


    This is beautiful story - it might inspire you!

    *_Story:_*
    An old Farmer lived on a farm in the mountains with his young grandson. Each morning Grandpa was up early sitting at the kitchen table reading his Bhagavath Geetha. His grandson wanted to be just like him and tried
    to imitate him in every way he could.
    One day the grandson asked, "Grandpa! I try to read the Bhagavath Geetha just like you but I don't understand it, and what I do understand I forget as soon as I close the book. What good does reading the
    Bhagavath Geetha do?"
    The Grandfather quietly turned from putting coal in the stove and replied, "Take this coal basket down to the river and bring me back a basket of water."
    The boy did as he was told, but all the water leaked out before he got back to the house. The grandfather laughed and said, "You'll have to move a little faster next time," and sent him back to the river with the
    basket to try again. This time the boy ran faster, but again the basket was empty before he returned home. Out of breath, he told his grandfather that it was impossible to carry water in a basket, and he went to get a bucket instead.
    The old man said, "I don't want a bucket of water; I want a basket of water. You're just not trying hard enough," and he went out the door to watch the boy try again.
    At this point, the boy knew it was impossible, but he wanted to show his grandfather that even if he ran as fast as he could, the water would leak out before he got back to the house.
    The boy again dipped the basket into river and ran hard, but when he reached his grandfather the basket was again empty. Out of breath, he said, "See Grandpa, it's useless!"
    "So you think it is useless?" The old man said, "Look at the basket." The boy looked at the basket and for the first time realized that thebasket was different. It had been transformed from a dirty old coal basket and
    was now clean, inside and out.
    "Son, that's what happens when you read the Bhagavath Geetha. You might not understand or remember everything, but when you read it, you will be changed, inside and out. That is the work of Krishna in our lives."
     
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  2. Shanvy

    Shanvy IL Hall of Fame

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    Thanks for sharing. good one.

    love
    shanthi
     
  3. arch174

    arch174 Senior IL'ite

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    :thankyou2: good story
     
  4. honey

    honey New IL'ite

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    the message is nice
    :) :yes:
     
  5. corallux

    corallux Bronze IL'ite

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    Fantastic, Inspiring & Soothing...

    A lovely story...

    Thanks for sharing it with us...

     
  6. mjsaroj

    mjsaroj Senior IL'ite

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    Nice Story Thanks for sharing
     
  7. Senorita

    Senorita Silver IL'ite

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    Very nicely explained, thanks for sharing!
     

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