"Motivational stories inspired from the lives of saints."

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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