"Motivational stories inspired from the lives of saints."

Businessman and his Glass of milk

Friday, 28 December 2012

Once upon a time, there lived a businessman. Before sleeping, he always used to take a glass of milk. As his business grew and he became richer, he thought that instead of daily preparing the glass of milk, he should better hire some servant for this job.

Soon, he published advertisement for the requirement of a servant and hired one servant. The servant initially served the milk properly to the businessman. After few days, the servant thought if he could just take out a quarter of the milk for himself and mix water in it, the master would never know. So, he took a quarter-glass milk out for himself and mixed water in it. The businessman started doubting that something is wrong with the glass of milk as it doesn't taste like it used to be before. After few more days, the doubt became stronger.

Emperor and necklace of Queen

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Once there lived an emperor of a big empire. He had a beautiful queen whom he loved a lot. The queen had a necklace, which she liked a lot. One day, while taking bath, the queen kept the necklace outside. One crow saw the shining necklace and got attracted towards it. The crow took the necklace and flew away. Guards tried to catch the crow but in vain. When the queen came to know about it, she felt very angry and sad. She complained to the emperor about the incident. The emperor could not see her favorite queen sad at all. He said that he will buy another necklace for her. But the queen was adamant for getting the same necklace. On seeing the strong desire of the queen, the king announced the reward of thousands for the person who will find the necklace. The people of empire did not pay much attention to the announcement. Few days passed, nothing happened. The queen became more sad. The emperor now announced that the reward will be in millions for the person who finds the necklace. Now many people started searching for the necklace. Few days passed, still nobody could find the necklace. The queen became extremely sad. The king announced that the person who would find the necklace of queen will be made the ruler of half empire. Now everybody started searching.

King and his shepherd minister

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Once there lived a rich king in India. On one day he went for sight seeing and strayed to wrong path. While he was just wandering around in searching the path to return, a leopard attacked him. At this point of time, an extremely poor shepherd came. The shepherd knew the art of communicating with wild animals. He communicated something to the leopard, and to the very surprise of king, the leopard returned to the forest without hurting the king. The king amazed with the skill of the shepherd asked him what he communicated to the wild leopard. The shepherd smiled and said that he knows all the animals of the forest and all animals obey him. The king was very pleased with the shepherd and introduced himself. The shepherd got surprised to realize that the wandering person he just helped, was actually the king of his kingdom. The king took the shepherd along with himself to the palace and made him his prime minister.

Guru Nanak and Brahm Das

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Once Guru Nanak Dev traveled to Kashmir along with his disciples Mardana and Bala. While travelling, he reached the city of Srinagar. The people knew about him and became very happy on hearing his arrival to the city. One Kashmiri Brahmin named Brahm Das also lived there, who had learned various yogic powers by his devotion to goddess. When he heard the arrival of Guru in the city, he thought, 'I don't need to be impressed with this new-comer. I have learned a lot and have so much knowledge and supernatural powers. I will show him my powers and will fly on carpet by my powers. He will be impressed by me.'

Lord Shiva and poor family

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Once Lord Shiva and Goddess (Mother) Parvati were travelling around the world. While they were travelling, Mother Parvati saw one very poor family of a man, a woman and their one son. The clothes of all the family members were torn. There does not seem to be enough food and water for them. Rain-water was leaking from the roof of their hut. On seeing the family in such a condition, Mother Parvati felt very sorry and bad. She turned towards Lord Shiva and said, "Great Lord! Look at this family. They are in such a poor condition. Please do something for them." Lord Shiva looked down at the family and replied, "This family has everything it needs. I do not need to do anything for them, as it will disturb their happiness." Mother Parvati got shocked to hear this reply and insisted, "You feel they are happy? Look at them. They don't even have food to eat. You must fulfill one wish of each family member." Lord Shiva now could not overlook this strong request of Mother Parvati, and appeared in front of the family.

Farmer and his hut

Friday, 23 November 2012

Once there lived a farmer in a hut. He used to feel that his hut is too small, and always wished that he may get bigger home for himself. Once a saint came to his village. On hearing the news of arrival of the saint in the village, the farmer thought that he should discuss about his problem of small hut with the saint and he might get blessing of bigger home for himself.

Scholar Parrots of Cage

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Once upon a time, a bird hunter caught two young parrots from their nests and kept them inside cages. The parrots were so young that even their eyes were closed. He took those parrots in market and sold them to a scientist. The scientist thought that he will experiment with these parrots by giving them knowledge of various subjects. So he hired different teachers of various subjects, who started teaching parrots in the cages. As the time progressed, parrots memorized vast knowledge of various subjects. Those parrots now started feeling proud of their extensive knowledge on every subject. The scientist also felt proud on his experiment that he now considered to be successful. He now organized a press conference to demonstrate the success of his experiment with parrots. Various persons asked parrots all kinds of questions from different subjects. Everyone was surprised and amazed to see those two parrots giving absolutely correct answers to all their questions. Then the scientist felt that he should free those parrots as there is nothing left to achieve with them now. Then he took those parrots in a forest, freed them out of their cages and kept them on a branch of tree. After that, the scientist returned feeling happy of his successful experiment on parrots.

Saint in two villages

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Once there lived a saint who used to travel different villages, lived there for a fortnight and guided them to live their lives morally. With him, his few sincere disciples used to follow him.

Gautam Buddha - Does God exist

Once upon a time, Gautam Buddha was visiting a village. While he was entering the village, one man asked him, "Does God exist?". Gautam Buddha replied, "No, Absolutely not." The man went after hearing the answer. In the afternoon, another man came and asked, "Does God exist?". Buddha replied, "Yes, of-course". Later in the evening, another person came and asked, "Does God exist?". Buddha did not answer and kept silence. Then he closed his eyes. On seeing this, the man also became silent and closed his eyes. Then something transpired in the silence. Then the man opened his eyes, with a smile and tears in his eyes, touched Buddha's feet and with a heart full of gratitude thanked Buddha and said, "You are the first and only man who actually answered my question."

One of Buddha's attendant, Ananda, on seeing all this became puzzled as to what the truth is. So when Buddha was going to sleep, Ananda said, "First you answer me; otherwise I will not be able to sleep. You have to be a little more compassionate towards me too. I have been with you the whole day. Those three people don't know about the other answers, but I have heard all the three answers. What about me? I am troubled."

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