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The purpose of life ...

Discussion in 'Jokes' started by krishnaamma, Sep 12, 2007.

  1. krishnaamma

    krishnaamma Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to
    visit their old university professor. Conversation soon turned into
    complaints about stress in work and life. Offering his guests coffee,
    the professor went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee
    ,and an assortment of cups - porcelain, plastic , glass, crystal, some plain
    looking, some expensive, some exquisite - telling them to help themselves to
    the coffee.

    When all the students had a cup of coffee in hand, the professor said:
    If you noticed, all the nice looking expensive cups were taken up, leaving
    behind the plain and cheap ones. While it is normal for you to want only the
    best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress.

    Be assured that the cup itself adds no quality to the coffee. In most cases
    it is just more expensive and in some cases even hides what we drink. What
    all of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you consciously went
    for the best cups... And then you began eyeing each other's cups.

    Now consider this: Life is the coffee; the jobs, money and position in
    society are the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain Life, and the
    type of cup we have does not define, nor change the quality of Life We live.

    Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee God
    has provided us. '** God brews the coffee, not the cups.....Enjoy your
    coffee! **'
    The happiest people don't have the best of everything. They just make the
    best of everything.'

    Live simply.
    Love generously.
    Care deeply.
    Speak kindly.
    Leave the rest to God.
    You are the miracle, my friend,
    Your life either shines a light - or casts a shadow.

    '**The purpose of life is to live life with purpose' !!!*
     
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  2. Shanvy

    Shanvy IL Hall of Fame

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    Krishnamma,

    Good one..read it differently before...like the way it gets enriched and reformed as it passes pc's.............than hands:tongue
     
  3. subbutr

    subbutr Senior IL'ite

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    Our Dear Krishnaamma,

    Although read this in our emails earlier, still refreshing when it is shared again..

    Good concepts of Life's Purpose & thanks for placing it here.

    The meaning of life is to be who you are. Never ever change for anyone else.

    Live life to the fullest. Do not worry about the past,

    for it is gone and tommorrow may never come.

    Never take anything for granted, for we may never get to enjoy them again.

    Life is to find your passion and live it.

    Never to give up hope and your dreams,

    you will reach it if you try hard enough and you know that you can succeed,

    if you just put your mind to it and get away from the negative opinions of others.

    Life is a mystery in which we must search for the answer.

    When we think we have found it,

    we should then live by it and make the best of it.

    subbu
     
  4. Vysan

    Vysan Gold IL'ite

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    Hi,

    Though read this earlier.....

    The same is interpreted by different people in differnt manner.... It gives so many meanings...

    Great

    Veda
     
  5. abhatv

    abhatv Senior IL'ite

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    Dear Krishnaamma,

    An excellent one. I have not read this before. And I love it because it has good messages which everyone need to emulate for peaceful living.

    Thank you for sharing it.

    Regards,

    Abha.
     

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