Monday, February 22, 2010


One day Jalaluddin Rumi took all his students, disciples and devotees to a field. That was his way to teach them things of the beyond, through the examples of the world. He was not a theoretician, he was a very practical man. The disciples were thinking, "What could be the message, going to that faraway field... and why can't he say it here?"

But when they reached the field, they understood that they were wrong and he was right. The farmer seemed to be almost an insane man. He was digging a well in the field – and he had already dug eight incomplete wells. He would go a few feet and then he would find that there was no water. Then he would start digging another well... and the same story was continued. He had destroyed the whole field and he had not yet found water.

The master, Jalaluddin Rumi, told his disciples, "Can you understand something? If this man had been total and had put his whole energy into only one well, he would have reached to the deepest sources of water long ago.

But the way he is going he will destroy the whole field and he will never be able to make a single well. With so much effort he is simply destroying his own land, and getting more and more frustrated, disappointed: what kind of a desert has he purchased? It is not a desert, but one has to go deep to find the sources of water."

He turned to his disciples and asked them, "Are you going to follow this insane farmer? Sometimes on one path, sometimes on another path, sometimes listening to one, sometimes listening to another... you will collect much knowledge, but all that knowledge is simply junk, because it is not going to give you the enlightenment you were looking for. It is not going to lead you to the waters of eternal life"

Conclusion:- Single pointed concentration is the alchemy of success.*
courtesy mr santosh via orkut


Here is a beeeeeeautiful story I came across, given by a girl named Kavita... and just couldn't help sharing it with all

Here it goes :

"The train has started moving. It is packed with people of all ages, mostly with the working men and women and young college boys and girls.

Near the window was seated an old man with his 30 year old son.
As the train moves by, the son got overwhelmed with joy as he was thrilled with the scenery outside..

"See dad, the scenery of green trees moving away is very beautiful" This behavior from a Thirty year old son made the other people feel strange about him.

Every one started murmuring something or other about this son.
"This guy seems to be a crack.."
newly married VIKRAM whispered to his wife.

Suddenly it started raining... Rain drops fell on the travelers through the opened window.

The Thirty year old son, filled with joy "see dad, how beautiful the rain is ..."

VIKRAM's wife got irritated with the rain drops spoiling her new suit.
VIKRAM annoyed over that, spoke : "cant you see its raining, you old man, if your son is not feeling well get him soon to a mental asylum.. and don't disturb public henceforth"

The old man hesitated first and then in a low tone replied:
"We are on the way back from hospital, my son got discharged today morning, he was a blind by birth, last week only he got his vision...
these rain and nature are new to his eyes.. Please forgive us for the inconvenience caused..."

The things we see may be right from our perspective until we know the truth.

But when we know the truth our reaction to that could hurt even us. So let's always try to understand the attitude better before taking a harsh action.

"Respect the attitude"


Even This Will Pass Away
Once in Persia reigned a king,
Who upon a signet ring,
Carved a maxim strange and wise,
When held before his eyes,
Gave him counsel at a glance,
Fit for every change and chance:
Solemn words, and these were they:

Trains of camel through the sand
Brought him gems from Samarcand;
Fleets of galleys over the seas
Brought him pearls to rival these,
But he counted little gain,
Treasures of the mine or main;
“What is wealth?” the king would say,

Mid the pleasures of his court
At the zenith of their sport,
When the palms of all his guests
Burned with clapping at his jests,
Seated midst the figs and wine,
Said the king, “Ah, friends of mine.
Pleasure comes but not to stay,

Woman, fairest ever seen
Was the bride he crowned as queen,
Pillowed on the marriage-bed
Whispering to his soul, he said,
“Though no monarch ever pressed
Fairer bosom to his breast,
Mortal flesh is only clay!

Fighting on the furious field,
Once a javelin pierced his shield,
Soldiers with a loud lament
Bore him bleeding to his tortured side,
“Pain is hard to bear;” he cried.
“But with patience, day by day,

Towering in a public square
Forty cubits in this air,
And the king disguised, unknown,
Gazed upon his sculptured name.
And he pondered, “What is fame?”
“Fame is but a slow decay!

Struck with palsy, sore and old,
Waiting at the gates of gold,
Said he with his dying breath
“Life is done, but what is Death?”
Then as answer to the king
Fell a sunbeam on his ring;
Showing by a heavenly ray.

—Theodore Tilton

Friday, February 19, 2010


Heard it a lot that when love happens you just know it.........maybe its true for many..but I could never make out whether its really love or just another encounter with an intresting person that will fade away with time……I never hear any special voice in my head that says he is the one….or maybe I hear it every time…coz when I get into a relation I never get into it just for the sake of it I get into it thinking this is going to be the final one……only to my disappointment realizing it wasn’t him….then who is he ?and how do I recognize him?

Haunted by the question……..i have seen it in so many movies like serendipity or pyaar to hona hi tha or saajan or ah too many too name………………but it never happened to me nor anyone I knew…then why do people make such stupid movies? Very few people come into a relation thinking its not gonna last… every one enters with a hope and promise of the future…yet later realizing it wasn’t the shot….so now the question arises what can be done about it should we keep to ourselves not giving anyone a chance just waiting for the right one …or jump onto every person u find intresting trying to know whether he/she is the one????

How would we know whether he/she is the one……….but one question of even greater importance comes into my mind……….IS IT REALLY THAT IMPORTANT TO KNOW IT?…..i mean why cant we just sit back and relax and enjoy the relation and the present………….yes I know it now that life was not meant to be analysed under a microscope infact the beauty of life is that it gradually unfolds each chapter to us…the lesson we need to learn in this moment…is the chapter or the relation we are in right now……and the lesson we ll need the longest to learn will be the relation that ll stay the longest with us….so every thing is actually perfect even those unsuccessful relations of your life that dint work even wen u put your heart and soul into it……yes even that pain and suffering that you experienced when you had to break up was worth the lesson learnt…..the experience gained…because its ultimately the journey that matters and not the destination…because destination is temporary but journey is permanent……… stop worrying whether he/she is the one or not just enjoy the moment together and let life unfold itself to you trust me the end is always peaceful no matter how rough the journey might be…..just go give your best to your relation without holding yourself back …make some good memories because people die but memories stay always in the territory that is beyond time and space……enjoy the journey called life……..cheers to LIFE

Loving isha