Raise Yourself, Don’t Erase Others

When I was a kid I heard a story about a Emperor who once drew a line on the ground and then challenged his court men to make the line small without erasing or even touching the line in anyway, everyone was puzzled that how is this possible????

Finally one wise man walked towards the line and drew a second line bigger in length parallel to the original line and said to the king “Your Majesty, your line is shorter now”. Emperor was very happy and gave the man a bag of gold coins as a prize.

In life we always meet people who are more successful or more intelligent or more wealthy or more famous than us. But in such situation most of us get jealous and try to find something wrong with that person, something which he doesn’t have, in short in some or the other way try to erase his success and bring that person down, make him feel small. Doing such things might make us feel good for sometime but in long run we don’t get anything from it, we remain where we are and do not grow.

But instead of looking for faults in other person if we try to look for the good qualities in him which we lack and then try to incorporate those qualities in us to make us more bigger, more better person than we are now, in long run we will be more successful and happy in life.

So from now onwards try to raise yourself and not erase others.


Circle of Life : Black or White

Beautiful story I had read somewhere

*Will my future be bright?*

“A young chap went to a soothsayer (a person who can foresee the future) to inquire about the future.

Right before his eyes, the soothsayer drew two circles. One in white and the other in black.

He then put a millipede in between the circles, saying “if the millipede crawls into the white circle, your future will be bright and very great, but if it crawls into the black circle, then you are finished and doomed! No future at all!”.

As soon as the insect was dropped in between the circles, it began crawling towards the white circle.

This chap was super-excited.

But suddenly, as it got to the edge of the circle, it turned back and began crawling away from the white circle towards the black one.

The boy watched as the insect progressively moved farther away from his desire to his doom.

Then, just when the insect got to the edge of the black circle, this chap stretched his hands, picked it up and quickly but carefully dropped it in the white circle.

The soothsayer was in shock, never seen anyone intervenes in his own matter, watching all the while, asked the chap what he did and why he did what he did.

The boy smiled and simply replied by saying “I cannot sit and watch my destiny go down the gloom doom! While I can still do something about it and to change its course. My destiny is in my hands”.

He got up and left.”


This year, get up, pick up the millipede and drop it where you want. The power to design and pilot your life is in your hands. You either sit down there, complain and feel someone owes you something or get up and determine the flow of your life. It’s up to you.

This is not the year to look for miracles, create your miracles, conjure your own magic.

Look within yourself

Sometime back I had read a story on internet sharing it below with my readers

The proprietor of a coffee shop had been busy all day. Being Saturday, it was very crowded and the customers were just unending. He had been on his toes since morning.

Towards the evening he felt a splitting headache surfacing. As the clock ticked away, his headache worsened. Unable to bear it, he stepped out of the shop leaving his staff to look after the sales.

He walked across the street to the Chemist, to buy himself a painkiller to relieve his headache. He swallowed the pill and felt relieved. He knew that in a few minutes he would feel better.

As he strolled out of the shop, he casually asked the salesgirl, “Where is Mr Sharma (the Chemist)? He’s not at the cash counter today!” The girl replied, “Sir, Mr Sharma had a splitting headache and said he was going across to the coffee shop. He said a cup of hot coffee would relieve him of his headache.”

The man’s mouth went dry and he mumbled, “Oh! I see.”

*This is a typical case of looking outside ourselves for something that we have within us*.

How strange but true!

The chemist relieves his headache by drinking coffee and the coffee shop owner finds relief in a pain relieving pill!

A man hunts across the lengths and breadths of the universe to find peace.

Eventually he finds it in his heart and realizes that peace is really a state of mind.

Why Cry?

While browsing on the internet I came across a very beautiful video sharing below the gist of the same

Initially the speaker in the video tells a joke and all the people around him laugh, he again repeats the same joke only a few people smile, he keeps on repeating the same joke 3-4 times and people stop reacting…..

Then he says I repeated the same joke again and again initially you laughed but now you have became quiet if I keep on repeating same thing you will start thinking there is something wrong with this person he is saying samething again and again.

Thing is you cannot laugh at same joke again and again then why cry over the same problem again and again….

Problems, issues, difficulties will keep on coming no matter who you are…

चिंता (pronounce-Chinta Meaning- Anxiety) and
चिता (pronounce-Chita Meaning- Funeral pyre)

If you observe carefully there is only a difference of dot in the way two words are written but the real difference is much bigger between the two, funeral pyre burns a dead person only once, but anxiety or worry keeps on burning a living person daily, each moment of life.

All our lives are plans of God and there is a reason behind every difficulty which comes our way only thing is we don’t know the reason, so “Smile” even when you are facing the difficulties it’s God’s plan for you and something good is going to come out of it.

God has plan

First of all “Merry Christmas” to all my readers. Few days back while browsing on internet I came across a beautiful story sharing it below for all my readers

Once there were three trees on a hill in the woods. They were discussing their hopes and dreams when the first tree said, “Someday I hope to be a treasure chest. I could be filled with gold, silver and precious gems. I could be decorated with intricate carving and everyone would see the beauty.”

Then the second tree said, “Someday I will be a mighty ship. I will take Kings and queens across the waters and sail to the corners of the world. Everyone will feel safe in me because of the strength of my hull.”

Finally the third tree said, “I want to grow to be the tallest and straightest tree in the forest. People will see me on top of the Hill and look up to my branches, and think of the heavens and God and how close to them I am reaching. I will be the greatest tree of all time and people will always remember me.”

After a few years of praying that their dreams would come true, a group of woodsmen came upon the trees. When one came to the first tree he said, “This looks like a strong tree, I think I should be able to sell the wood to a Carpenter, “and he began cutting it down. The tree was happy, because he knew that the carpenter would make him into a treasure chest.

At the second tree the woodsman said, “This looks like a strong tree. I should be able to sell it to the shipyard.” The second tree was happy because he knew he was on his way to becoming a mighty ship.

When the woodsmen came upon the third tree, the tree was frightened because he knew that if they cut him down his dreams would not come true. One of the Woodsmen said, “I don’t need anything special from my tree, I’ll take this one,” and he cut it down.

When the first tree arrived at the carpenters, he was made into a feed box for animals. He was then placed in a barn and filled with hay. This was not at all what he had prayed for.

The second tree was cut and made into a small fishing boat. His dreams of being a mighty ship and carrying kings had come to an end.

The third tree was cut into large pieces, and left alone in the dark.

The years went by, and the trees forgot about their dreams.

Then one day, a man and woman came to the barn. She gave birth and they placed the baby in the hay in the feed box that was made from the first tree. The man wished that he could have made a crib for the baby, but this manger would have to do. The tree could feel the importance of this event and knew that it had held the greatest treasure of all time.

Years later, a group of men got in the fishing boat made from the second tree. One of them was tired and went to sleep. While they were out on the water, a great storm arose and the tree didn’t think it was strong enough to keep the men safe. The men woke the sleeping man, and He stood and said “Peace” and the Storm stopped. At this time, the tree knew that it had carried the King of Kings in its boat.

Finally, someone came and got the third tree. It was carried through the streets as the people mocked the man who was carrying it. When they came to a stop, the man was nailed to the tree and raised in the air to die at the top of a hill. When Sunday came, the tree came to realize that it was strong enough to stand at the top of the hill and be as close to God as was possible, because Jesus had been crucified on it.

The moral of this story is that when things don’t seem to be going your way, always know that God has a plan for you. If you place your trust in Him, God will give you great gifts.

Each of the trees got what they wanted, just not in the way they had imagined.


Few years ago I had read a story in one of holy books, there lived a man who faced failure in any work he tried to do. He had a big family to look after and was finding it difficult to make the ends meet. Frustrated by this he decided to leave the house and go on pilgrimage. With this thought in mind he packed few clothes and kept them in backyard and decided to run away in the night when everyone else was asleep.

At night when he went to collect the baggage he found one more baggage he besides it. He was surprised seeing that baggage I did not tell anyone that I am leaving so whose baggage is this? Immediately his destiny appeared before him and said this is my baggage I am always with you and will go anywhere you go.

Both of them went to Kashi ( Small town in India known for pilgrimage) and had bath in holy river.Destiny said to the man today onwards I am supportive for you, want to see what I can do, then go to king’s court and knock down his crown and come back. Don’t worry nobody will be able to stop you. Man immediately followed his advice and knocked down the crown and walked away, crown fell on Minister’s lap who examined the crown and found a small baby snake inside the crown. Everybody felt that because of this man King is saved,King immediately ordered to find and get back the man to honour him for saving the king.

From that day onwards King started considering him like a Guru ( Spiritual teacher). King liked his Guru so much that everywhere he went he used to take Guru with him. Days were passing happily for the man. One day King went for hunting trip with the Guru, after roaming in the forest King got tired and decided to take rest under tree. Quickly he feel asleep, seeing King asleep Guru thought that let me keep king’s sword aside so that he can sleep more comfortably. This time the man’s destiny had turned against him. So the moment he touched the sword King opened his eyes and felt that he is taking my sword and going to kill me with that. He immediately ordered for the man’s arrest.

Such is the game of destiny in blink of eye it can turn for you or against you.Only through sincere prayers and faith in Almighty one can be saved from negative impacts of destiny.


Pride comes before fall

When Ravana succeeded in getting control over all the nine planets, he installed them face down on the nine steps that led to his throne. Each morning, he would step on their back to ascend his throne, causing insult and anguish to them.

One day sage Narada came to Ravana, and upon seeing the state of the nine planets asked Shani, “how as the mightiest and most terrible of the planets, he could bear this insult?” Shani replied “because he was lying face downward he was helpless, but if he could cast his gaze on Ravana, matters would change. “

After Narada was shown around the magnificent palace of Ravana the proud king wanted his opinion. The wise sage replied that everything was excellent at the palace of Ravana, except for one. ‘How can Ravana get the pleasure of subduing the nine planets when they were lying face downwards?’ he asked. It was better if they were lying with their faces upward so that when Ravana stepped over their chests, he could get the pleasure of seeing the discomfort on their faces.

Ravana due to his arrogance and pride liked the suggestion and he quickly ordered his staff to turn the nine planets around on their backs. As soon as that was done, Shani’s gaze fell on Ravana and his reason abandoned him.

Within a few months he kidnapped Sita, the wife of Lord Rama that led to Lord Rama’s invasion of his kingdom. Ravana and his entire family were killed.So, even Ravana, mighty king and worshiper of Shiva lost everything due to his pride.