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SHREE GANESH VANDANA
CHUKLAM BARATHARAM VISHNUM
SHASHI VARNAM CHATURBHUJAM
PRASANNA VADANAM DHYAYET
SARVA VIGHNOPA SHANTAYE
AGAJANANA PADMARGAM GAJANANA
MAHIRSHAM ANEKA DANTAM BHAKTANAM
Om Ganeshaya Namaha
Om Ganapatheya Namaha
Om Dharani dharaya Na=
Om Harebhaya Namaha
Om Mahaganapatheya na=
Om Lakshapradhya nama=
Om Prasada nathaya na=
Om Amodhe sidhya nama=
Om Abhitiya namaha
Om Mantrya namaha
Om Shivaya namaha
Om Kashepeye namaha
Om Chintemahaya namaha
Om Nityae namaha
Om Sumangalaya namaha
Om Vijeya namaha
Om Varadaya namaha
Om Vidya namaha
Om Nand nandaya namaha
Om Vara sidhye namaha
Om Dondi vinayaka namaha
108 Names Of Lord Ganesh
No. Name Meaning
1 Akhuratha One who has Mouse as His Charioteer
2 Alampata Ever Eternal Lord
3 Amit Incomparable Lord
4 Anantachidrupamayam Infinite and Consciousness Personified
5 Avaneesh Lord of the whole World
6 Avighna Remover of Obstacles
7 Balaganapati Beloved and Lovable Child
8 Bhalchandra Moon-Crested Lord
9 Bheema Huge and Gigantic
10 Bhupati Lord of the Gods 1
11 Bhuvanpati God of the Gods
12 Buddhinath God of Wisdom
13 Buddhipriya Knowledge Bestower
14 Buddhividhata God of Knowledge
15 Chaturbhuj One who has Four Arms
16 Devadeva Lord of All Lords
17 Devantakanashakarin Destroyer of Evils and Asuras
18 Devavrata One who accepts all Penances
19 Devendrashika Protector of All Gods
20 Dharmik One who gives Charity
21 Dhoomravarna Smoke-Hued Lord
22 Durja Invincible Lord
23 Dvaimatura One who has two Mothers
24 Ekaakshara He of the Single Syllable
25 Ekadanta Single-Tusked Lord
26 Ekadrishta Single-Tusked Lord
27 Eshanputra Lord Shiva's Son
28 Gadadhara One who has The Mace as His Weapon
29 Gajakarna One who has Eyes like an Elephant
30 Gajanana Elephant-Faced Lord
31 Gajananeti Elephant-Faced Lord
32 Gajavakra Trunk of The Elephant
33 Gajavaktra One who has Mouth like an Elephant
34 Ganadhakshya Lord of All Ganas (Gods)
35 Ganadhyakshina Leader of All The Celestial Bodies
36 Ganapati Lord of All Ganas (Gods)
37 Gaurisuta The Son of Gauri (Parvati)
38 Gunina One who is The Master of All Virtues
39 Haridra One who is Golden Coloured
40 Heramba Mother's Beloved Son
41 Kapila Yellowish-Brown Coloured
42 Kaveesha Master of Poets
43 K rti Lord of Music
44 Kripalu Merciful Lord
45 Krishapingaksha Yellowish-Brown Eyed
46 Kshamakaram The Place of Forgiveness
47 Kshipra One who is easy to Appease
48 Lambakarna Large-Eared Lord
49 Lambodara The Huge Bellied Lord
50 Mahabala Enormously Strong Lord
51 Mahaganapati Omnipotent and Supreme Lord
52 Maheshwaram Lord of The Universe
53 Mangalamurti All Auspicious Lord
54 Manomay Winner of Hearts
55 Mrityuanjaya Conqueror of Death
56 Mundakarama Abode of Happiness
57 Muktidaya Bestower of Eternal Bliss
58 Musikvahana One who has Mouse as His Charioteer
59 Nadapratithishta One who Appreciates and Loves Music
60 Namasthetu Vanquisher of All Evils and Vices and Sins
61 Nandana Lord Shiva's Son
62 Nideeshwaram Giver of Wealth and Treasures
63 Omkara One who has the Form Of OM
64 Pitambara One who has Yellow-Coloured Body
65 Pramoda Lord of All Abodes
66 Prathameshwara First Among All
67 Purush The Omnipotent Personality
68 Rakta One who has Red-Coloured Body
69 Rudrapriya Beloved Of Lord Shiva
70 Sarvadevatman Acceptor of All Celestial Offerings
71 Sarvasiddhanta Bestower of Skills and Wisdom
72 Sarvatman Protector of The Universe
73 Shambhavi The Son of Parvati
74 Shashivarnam One who has a Moon like Complexion
75 Shoorpakarna Large-Eared Lord
76 Shuban All Auspicious Lord
77 Shubhagunakanan One who is The Master of All Virtues
78 Shweta One who is as Pure as the White Colour
79 Siddhidhata Bestower of Success and Accomplishments
80 Siddhipriya Bestower of Wishes and Boons
81 Siddhivinayaka Bestower of Success
82 Skandapurvaja Elder Brother of Skand (Lord Kartik)
83 Sumukha Auspicious Face
84 Sureshwaram Lord of All Lords
85 Swaroop Lover of Beauty
86 Tarun Ageless
87 Uddanda Nemesis of Evils and Vices
88 Umaputra &nbs ; The Son of Goddess Uma (Parvati)
89 Vakratunda Curved Trunk Lord
90 Varaganapati Bestower of Boons
91 Varaprada Granter of Wishes and Boons
92 Varadavinayaka Bestower of Success
93 Veeraganapati Heroic Lord
94 Vidyavaridhi God of Wisdom
95 Vighnahara Remover of Obstacles
96 Vignaharta Demolisher of Obstacles
97 Vighnaraja Lord of All Hindrances
98 Vighnarajendra Lord of All Obstacles
99 Vighnavinashanaya Destroyer of All Obstacles and Impediments
100 Vigneshwara Lord of All Obstacles
101 Vikat Huge and Gigantic
102 Vinayaka Lord of All
103 Vishwamukha Master of The Universe
104 Vishwaraja King of The World
105 Yagnakaya Acceptor of All Sacred and Sacrficial Offerings
106 Yashaskaram Bestower of Fame and Fortune
107 Yashvasin Beloved and Ever Popular Lord
108 Yogadhipa The Lord of Meditation
Nagendra Haaraaya Thrilochanaaya
Bhasmaanga Raagaaya Maheshvaraaya
Nityaaya Suddhaaya Digambaraaya
Tasmai Nakaaraaya Namah Shivaaya
I offer my humble salutations to Lord Mahesvara - who has a garland of
serpents around the neck; who has three eyes; whose body is covered with =
(vibhuti); who is eternal; who is pure; who has the entire sky as His dre=
and who is embodies as the first letter Na.
Mandaakini Salila Chandana Chaarthitaaya
Nandeesvara Pramatha Naatha Mahesvaraaya
Mandaara Pushpa Vahu Pushpa Supoojitaaya
Tasmai Makaaraaya Namah Shivaaya
I bow to Lord Mahesvara, who is embodied as Makaara (letter Ma), whose bo=
is anointed with holy waters from the river Ganges and sandal paste, who =
the sovereign king of the Pramatha Ganas and who is adorned with innumera=
divine flowers such as Mandaara.
Shivaaya Gauri Vadana Aravinda
Sooryaaya Dakshaadhvara Naashakaaya
Sree Neelakantaaya Vrisha Dhvajaaya
Tasmai Shikaaraaya Namah Shivaaya
I offer my salutations to Lord Shiva, who is the resplendent sun for moth=
Gauri`s lotus face, who is the destroyer of Daksha`s sacrificial ritual, =
is the blue necked Lord (due to the Haalahala poison which He agreed to
consume), whose banner bears the emblem of a bull and who is embodied as =
Vasishta Kumbhodbhava Gautamaaya
Muneendra Devaarchita Sekharaaya
Chandraarka Vaishvaanara Lochanaaya
Tasmai Vakaaraaya Namah Shivaaya
I prostrate before the God of Gods, who is worshipped and prayed to by gr=
sages such as Vashishta, Agastya and Gautama, whose eyes are sun, moon and
the fire and who is embodied as Vakaara (letter Va). =
Yajna Swaroopaaya Jataadharaaya
Pinaaka Hasthaaya Sanaatanaaya
Divyaaya Devaaya Digambaraaya
Tasmai Yakaraaya Namah Shivaaya
Prostrartions to the sacred Lord who is the Yaksa incarnate, whose hairs =
long and matted, who holds Pinaaka (trident) in His hand, who has the ent=
sky as His attire and who is embodied as the letter Ya.
Panchaaksharam Idam Punyam
Yah Pateh Shiva Sannidhau
Shivena Saha Modate
Whoever repeats this prayer composed with the five holy letters before Lo=
Shiva, attains that supreme abode of His and enjoys the eternal Bliss.
Achyuta, place my chariot in the midst of the two armies, so that I may see=
those who stand here, eager for battle, with whom I have to contend, in this
strife of war. .
my kinsmen, arrayed, eager to fight, 0 Krishna, My limbs quiver, and my mou=
is parched, my body trembles and my hair stands on end.=
Gandiva-bow slips from my hand and my skin is burning all over; I am also
unable to stand and my mind is reeling.
spoken thus on the battlefield, Arjuna sat down on the seat of the chariot,
casting aside his bow and arrow, his mind overwhelmed with grief.
very being is overpowered by the taint of pity, my mind confused about=
duty. I ask Thee, tell me for certain what is best, I am Thy disciple. Inst=
me, who has taken refuge in Thee.
have grieved for those that should not be grieved for, yet you speak words =
wisdom. The wise do not grieve for the living nor the dead.
as the soul in this body passes into childhood, youth and old age he simila=
passes into another body, a firm man grieves it not.
Unreal has no existence and there is no non-existence of the Real. The
conclusion about these two has been seen by the Knower of Truth.=
soul is neither born nor does He ever die, after having come to existence. =
does not cease to be. Unborn Eternal, Permanent and Primeval. He is not kil=
when the body is killed.
who thinks that the soul slays, and he who thinks that the soul is slain, b=
of them fail to know, as He slays not, nor is He slain.=
as a person casts off his old clothes and puts on new ones, the embodied so=
casts off its worn out bodies and enters other which is new.
do not cleave Him, fire does not burn Him, water does not moisten Him, Nor =
wind dry Him.
For one who has been born, death is certain and
certain is birth for  =
dead. Therefore, over the inevitable, you should=
considering your duty you should not falter, for there is nothing greater f=
Kshatriya, than a righteous war.
slain you shall obtain heaven, or
victorious you shall enjoy
the earth. Therefore, 0 Kaunteya, arise with the
determination to fight.
alike pleasure and pain, gain and loss, victory and defeat, fight for the s=
of fighting, thus you shall not incur sin.
right is to action alone, never to its fruits. Let not the fruit of action be your motive nor let your attachment be =
your action. 0 Dhananjaya, being steadfast in Yoga, abandoning attachment, =
an even mind in success or failure. For evenness of mind is said to be Yoga=
endowed with intelligence, cast away, in this world both good and evil,
therefore, strive for Yoga. Skill in action is Yoga.
Partha, when a man abandons all desires of the mind, and is satisfied in the
Self, by the Self, then he is said to be one of steady wisdom.=
a man contemplates on objects of sense, attachment for them arises, and from
attachment springs forth desire, from desire result anger.
anger comes delusion, from delusion bewilderment, and from bewilderment the
destruction of discrimination; from the destruction of discrimination, he
that purity of mind, all pain a=
destroyed, for the intelligence of the man of tranquil mind is soon
is night for all beings, in that the self-controlled man keeps awake, and w=
it is time for all being to be awake, it is night for the sage of vision.
who abandons all desires, and lives free from longing, who has given up
mine-ness or egoism, attains peace.
this world there is a twof=
path of life as I have already explained before, 0 sinless one, the Path of
Knowledge for the men of contemplation and the Path of "Work for the m=
your prescribed duty, for action is superior to inaction. Even the maintena=
of your body would not be possible without action.
a great man does, common men imitate. Whatever standard he sets, the world
all actions to Me, with the mind fixed in the Self, without desire and egoi=
fight, free from fear.
one's own duty, though imperfectly carried out, than the duty of another,
carried out perfectly. Better is death in fulfilling one's own duty, for to
follow another's duty is perilous.
is desire, it is anger, born of the mode of passion, all devouring and most
sinful. Know this to be the enemy in this world.
fire is covered by smoke, as a mirror by dust, as an embryo by the womb, so=
wisdom enveloped by desire.
there is a decline of righteousness and the rise of unrighteousness, 0 Bhar=
then I incarnate Myself.
the protection of the good, for the annihilation of the wicked, and for the
establishment of righteousness, I am born in every age.=
the blazing fire reduces firewood to ashes, 0 Arjuna, so does the Fire of
Knowledge, reduce all actions to ashes.
There is nothing in t=
world as pure as Knowledge. He who has . perfected himself by Yoga, finds t=
within himself, in course of time.
He who has faith, who is dedicated to it, and wh=
subdued his senses, . gains Knowledge; and=
having achieved Knowledge he soon attains the Supreme Peace.
of action and Yoga of action, both lead to . liberation. But of the two, . =
of action is superior to the renunciation of action.
place which is reached by men of renunciation is also reached by men of act=
He who sees renunciation and action as one, sees truly.=
look upon with an equal eye, a learned and an humble Brahmin, a cow, and
elephant, a dog and even an outcaste.
whose mind is rested in equality have overcome this world even here. Brahma=
flawless and equal, Therefore, they are established in Brahman.<=
born of contact with worldly objects are only sources of pain, for they are
temporary, having a beginning and an end, 0 Kaunteya, the wise man does not
rejoice in them.
known Me as the Enjoyer of all sacrifices and austerities, the Supreme Lord=
all worlds, the Friend of all living beings, he attains peace.=
a man uplift himself by his own Self, let him not degrade himself, for the =
alone is the friend of the Self, and the Self alone is the enemy.
him who has conquered himself, the Self is a friend, but for him who has fa=
to conquer, the Self remains an enemy like an external foe.
who sees Me everywhere and sees everything in Me, I am not lost to him nor =
he lost to Me.
Arjuna, he who sees equality everywhere, in the likeness of his own Self,
whether in pleasure or in pain, is considered the highest Yogi by me.
mighty-armed, the mind is undoubtedly difficult to control and is restless.=
Kaunteya, but by constant practice and detachment, it can be restrained.
Partha, neither in this world nor in the next, is there destruction for him,
certainly one who does good, my friend, never comes to grief.
reached the world of the righteous and having dwelt there for many years, he
who has fallen from Yoga, is born again in the house of the pure and
he regains the impressions of what he has developed in his former life, and
with this, he attempts again for perfection, 0 joy of the Kurus.=
thousands of men hardly one strives for perfection and even among those who
strives and achieve perfection, scarcely one knows Me in truth.<=
is nothing superior than Me, 0 Dhananjaya. All that is here is strun=
Me, like pearls on a thread.
divine Maya - Illusion of Mine, consisting of the modes of material nature,=
difficult to overcome. But those who have taken refuge in Me, they alone cr=
kinds of virtuous men worship Me, 0 Arjuna, the distressed, the seeker of
knowledge, the desirer of wealth and the man of wisdom, 0 Bharata.
these, the man of wisdom, who is always engaged in pure devotion, is the be=
For I am very dear to him and he is dear to Me.
whatever form a devotee desires to worship Me, with faith, I make his faith,
am not manifest to all, veiled by My Yoga maya Divine Illusion. The
ignorant knows Me not as the Unborn and Imperishable.
Kaunteya, one who at the end, gives up the body, thinking of any being, to =
being, he goes, ever absorbed in thought of that being.=
at all times, remember Me, and fight, with mind and intellect fixed in Me, =
shall undoubtedly come to Me alone.
am easily attainable by one who always remembers Me regularly, thinking of
nothing else, ever-steadfast in Yoga, 0 Partha.
attaining Me, these great souls do not take rebirth, the abode of sorrow and
temporary, as they have reached the highest perfection.=
entire universe is pervaded by Me, in my Un manifest form. All beings are i=
but I am not in them.
am the father of this universe, the mother, the supporter and the grandsire=
am what is to be known, the purifier, the syllable O=
I am also the Rik, the Sarna and the Yajus as well.
am the goal, the sustainer, the master, the witness, the abode, the refuge =
the dear friend, I am the creation and the dissolution, the foundation, the
resting place and the imperishable seed.
those who always worship Me, thinking of nothing else, to them, ever strivi=
I give what they do not have and preserve what they already possess.
who offers Me with devotion, a leaf, a flower, a fruit or water, that offer=
of love, by the pure minded, I accept.
you do, whatever you eat, whatever you offer in sacrifice, whatever austeri=
you practice, do that, 0 Kaunteya, as an offering to me.<=
am equal to all, I am neither hateful nor dear to anyone; but those who wor=
Me with devotion, are in Me, and I am also in them.
your mind on Me be devoted to Me, worship Me bow down to Me, being totally
absorbed in Me, taking Me as the Supreme Goal, surely you will come to Me.<=
their minds fully engaged in Me, with their lives fully devoted to Me,
enlightening one another and even speaking of Me, they are satisfied and
those who are constantly devoted, and worship Me with love, I grant them
intelligence by which they come to Me.
that is glorious, prosperous and powerful, know that to have emerged from a
spark of My splendor.
of what need is all this detailed knowledge for you, 0 Arjuna I pervade and support this entire
universe, with a single fragment of Myself.
you are not able to behold Me with this human eye of yours, therefore I give
you the divine eye, behold My supernatural power.
the radiance of a thousand suns were to blaze forth all at once, in the sky,
that might resemble the splendor of that Supreme Being.=
see Thy Unlimited Form on all sides, with many arms, stomachs, faces and ey=
but I see not Thy end, or middle or beginning, 0 Lord of the Universe, 0 Co=
art the Imperishable, the Supreme Being, worthy to be realized, Thou art the
resting place of this universe, the Undying Protector of the Eternal Law. I=
opinion, Thou art the Primeval Purusha.
am Time, the great world destroyer, engaged here in destroying the world.
Except you, none of the warriors, arrayed in the opposing armies, shall liv=
Therefore arise and o=
glory, conquering your enemies and enjoy a
kingdom. By Me alone they are already slain. You are merely an
instrul1l£n!, 0 Savyasachin
art the father of this world, of the moving and unmoving. Thou art the obje=
of the worship and its venerable teacher. No one is equal to Thee, how can
there be one, superior to Thee on the three worlds, 0 one of incomparable
bowing down and prostrating my body before Thee, I beg forgiveness, Adorable
Lord. Thou should forgive me, as a father forgives his son, a friend his
friend, a lover his beloved.
those who worship Me, renouncing all action in Me, being attached to Me,
meditating on Me, with single-minded devotion.
them whose minds are fixed on me I become, not before long, 0 Partha, the
Savior from the ocean of birth and death.
by whom the world is not agitated and who cannot be agitated by the wo=
who is free from joy, distress, fear and anxiety; he is dear to Me.
who is free from wants, is pure, skilled, neutral, untroubled, who has
renounced all endeavours, he who is My devotee, is dear to Me.=
binds i one to happiness, Rajas - passion to action and Tamas - dullne=
shrouds knowledge and binds one to negligence.
arises from 1 goodness, greed from
passion, and negligence, delusion and ignorance from dullness.
abiding in goodness rise upwards, those in passion remain in the , middle a=
those situated in dullness, the lowest guna, they go downwards.
in pleasure and pain, who dwells in the Self to whom a clod of earth, a sto=
a piece of gold are alike, to whom the desirable and undesirable are same, =
is steady, equal in censure and praise....
who is the same in honor and dishonor the same to friend and foe, renouncing
all activities, he is said to have transcended the modes of nature.
wise speak of the imperishable Aswattha tree, as having its roots above and=
branches below, whose leaves are the Vedas, he who knows it, is the knower =
Who are free from pride and illusion, who have conquered the evil of
attachment, dwelling constantly in the Self, dissociated from desires, freed
from the dualities, known as pleasure and pain the un deluded , attain the =
the sun does not shine, nor the moon, nor fire, to which having reached one
does not return, that is My Supreme Abode.
am seated in the hearts of all, from Me comes memory and knowledge, as well=
their loss. I am indeed what is to be known in all the Vedas; I am the auth=
of the Vedanta, and the knower of the Vedas as well.
Fearlessness, purity of mind, stead=
in Yoga of . knowledge, charity, self, control, sacrifice, study of the
scriptures, austerity, simplicity.....
truth, absence of anger, renunciation, tranquility, aversion to fault-findi=
compassion for all living beings, ab=
of greed, gentleness, modesty and determination..
forgiveness, fortitude, purity, freedom from envy and pride, these belong to
one born of divine nature, 0 Bharata.
arrogance, self, conceit, anger harshness and ignorance, these qualities be=
to, one of demoniac nature, 0 Partha.
are three gates leading to this hell, destructive of the Self - lust, anger=
greed. Therefore, one should abandon these three.
faith of every individual, 0 Bharata, is in accordance with his nature, Man
consists of his faith, what his faith, so indeed he is.=
worship of the Gods, the twice-born, the teachers and the wise, purity,
straight - forwardness, celibacy, non-violence this is called the austerity=
words, truthful, pleasing and beneficial, and the regular recitation of the
Vedas, these are said to be the austerity of speech.
of mind, gentleness, silence, self-control, purity of the mind, these const=
the austerity of the mind.
offered in sacrifice or given as alms, any penance practiced or any rite
observed, without faith, is called A-sat, 0 Partha, is not useful for this =
or the next.
Lord resides in the hearts of all beings, 0 Arjuna, causing them to revolve=
his illusive power, as if they were mounted on a machine.=
all duties, surrender yourself to Me alone, I will deliver you from all sin=
is Krishna, the lord of Yoga, wherever P=
the archer there is fortune, victory, prosperity and morality.=
That is my conviction. Sanjaya said.<=
I forgive and ask for forgivenes=
all living beings who may have caused us any pain and suffering either in t=
life or previous lives, knowingly or unknowingly, mentally, verbally or
physically by wishing "Mitchchhami Dukkadam".
Please forgive me....
To forgive is really to remember that
nobody is perfect that each of us stumbles.
When we want so much to stay upright
that each of us says things
We wish we had never said
That we can all forget that love
Is more important than being right.
To forgive is really to remember
That we are so much more
Than our mistakes
That we are often more kind and caring
That accepting another's flaws
Can help us accept our own.
To forgive is to remember
That the odds are pretty good that
We might soon need to be forgiven ourselves.
That life sometimes gives us more
Than we can handle gracefully.
To forgive is to remember
That we have room in our hearts to
Begin again And again
My heart felt "Mitchchhami Dukkadam&quo=
Effective immediately, please be aware that there are changes YOU <=
need to make in YOUR life. These changes need to be completed=
order that I may fulfill My promises to you to grant you peace, joy=
and happiness in this life. I apologize for any inconvenience,
after all that I am doing, this seems very little to ask of you.&nb=
Please, follow these 10 guidelines
1. QUIT WORRYING:
Life has dealt you a blow and all you do is sit and worry. Ha=
forgotten that I am here to take all your burdens and carry them fo=
you? Or do you just enjoy fretting over every little thing th=
comes your way?
2. PUT IT ON THE LIST
Something needs done or taken care of. Put it on the list.&nb=
YOUR list. Put it on MY to-do-list. Let ME be the one to
of the problem. I can't help you until you turn it over to
although My to-do list is long, I am after all...God. I can t=
care of anything you put into My hands. In fact, if the truth
ever really known, I take care of a lot of things for you that you =
never even realize.
3. TRUST ME
Once you've given your burdens to Me, quit trying to take them
back. Trust in Me. Have the faith that I will take care=
your needs, your problems and your trials. Problems with the
Put them on My list. Problem with finances? Put it on My
Problems with your emotional roller coaster? For My sake, put=
My list. I want to help you. All you have to do is ask.=
4. LEAVE IT ALONE
Don't wake up one morning and say, "Well, I'm feeling much
now, I think I can handle it from here." Why do you think
feeling stronger now? It's simple. You gave Me your bur=
I'm taking care of them. I also renew your strength and cover=
in my peace. Don't you know that if I give you these problems
you will be right back where you started? Leave them with Me =
forget about them. Just let Me do my job.
5. TALK TO ME
I want you to forget a lot of things. Forget what was making =
crazy. Forget the worry and the fretting because you know I'm=
control. But there's one thing I pray you never forget.
don't forget to talk to Me - OFTEN! I love YOU! I want =
your voice. I want you to include Me in on the things going o=
your life. I want to hear you talk about your friends and fam=
Prayer is simply you having a conversation with Me. I want to=
your dearest friend.
6. HAVE FAITH
I see a lot of things that you can't see from where you are. =
faith in Me that I know what I'm doing. Trust Me; you wouldn't
the view from My eyes. I will continue to care for you, watch
you, and meet your needs. You only have to trust Me.
have a much bigger task than you, it seems as if you have so much <=
trouble just doing your simple part. How hard can trust be?=
You were taught to share when you were only two years old. Wh=
you forget? That rule still applies. Share with those w=
fortunate than you. Share your joy with those who need
encouragement. Share your laughter with those who haven't hea=
in such a long time. Share your tears with those who have
how to cry. Share your faith with those who have none.
8. BE PATIENT
I managed to fix it so in just one lifetime you could have so many =
diverse experiences. You grow from a child to an adult, have =
children, change jobs many times, learn many trades, travel to so <=
many places, meet thousands of people, and experience so much.
can you be so impatient then when it takes Me a little longer than =
you expect to handle something on My to-do list? Trust in My =
timing, for My timing is perfect. Just because I created the
universe in only six days, everyone thinks I should always rush, =
9. BE KIND
Be kind to others, for I love them just as much as I love you.
may not dress like you, or talk like you, or live the same way you =
do, but I still love you all. Please try to get along, for My=
sake. I created each of you different in some way. It w=
boring if you were all identical.
Please, know I love each of your differences.
10. LOVE YOURSELF
As much as I love you, how can you not love yourself? You wer=
created by me for one reason only -- to be loved, and to love in =
return. I am a God of Love. Love Me. Love your
also love yourself. It makes My heart ache when I see you so
with yourself when things go wrong. You are very precious to
Don't ever forget.
I asked God to take away my habit. God said, No. It is not for me
to take away, but for you to give it up.
I asked God to make my handicapped child whole. God said, No.
His spirit is whole, his body is only temporary.
I asked God to grant me patience. God said, No. Patience is a byproduct&nbs=
tribulations; it isn't granted, it is learned.
I asked God to give me
happiness. God said, No. I gi=
sings; Happiness is up to you.
I asked God to spare me pain. God said, No. Suffering draws you apart =
worldly cares and brings you closer to me.
I asked God to make my spirit grow. God said, No. You must grow on
your own! But I will prune you to make you fruitful.
I asked God for all things that I might enjoy life. God said, No. I
will give you life, so that you may enjoy all things.
I asked God to help me LOVE others, as much as He loves me. God said..=
finally you have the idea.
THIS DAY IS YOURS DON'T THROW IT AWAY
A man found a cocoon for a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared, he =
and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its bo=
through the little hole. Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It
appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could and could go no farther. Th=
the man decided to help the butterfly.
He took a pair of scissors and snipped the remaining bit of the cocoon. The=
then emerged easily. Something was strange. The butterfly had a swollen body
and shriveled wings. The man continued to watch the butterfly because he
expected at any moment, the wings would enlarge and expand to be able to
support the body, which would contract in time. Neither happened. In fact, =
butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with a swollen body and
deformed wings. It was never able to fly.
What the man in his kindness and haste did not understand, was that the
restricting cocoon and the struggle required for the butterfly to get throu=
the small opening of the cocoon are God`s way of forcing fluid from the bod=
the butterfly into its wings so that it would be ready for flight once it
achieved its freedom from the cocoon. Sometimes struggles are exactly what =
need in our life.
If God allowed us to go through all our life without any obstacles, that wo=
cripple us. We would not be as strong as what we could have been. Not only
that, we could never fly.
Your Inspiration: Life's Challenges Make Us Stronger
A newly arrived soul in Heaven was =
St. Peter. The saint toured the
soul around Heaven. Both of t=
walked side by side inside a large
workroom filled with angels.<=
St. Peter stopped in front of=
first section and said, "This is the
Receiving Section. Here, all =
petitions to God said in prayer are
received". The soul look=
the section, and it was terribly busy with so
many angels sorting out petit=
written on voluminous paper sheets from
all the people of the world.<=
They walked again until they
reached the 2nd section, and St. Peter told
the soul, "This is the
Packaging and Delivery Section. Here, the graces and
blessings the people asked fo=
packed and delivered to the persons who
asked for them down on earth.=
The soul saw how busy it was.
There were so many angels wor=
in that room, since so many blessing were
being packed and delivered to
Earth. Finally at the farthest corner of the
room, the soul stopped at the=
section. To the surprise of the soul,
only one angel stayed there i=
doing nothing. "This is the Acknowledging
Section," St. Peter told=
soul. "How is it that, there is no work here?"
"That's the sad thing,&q=
St. Peter answered. "After the people received the
blessings they asked for, ver=
send their acknowledgments". "How does
one acknowledge God's
blessing?" "Simple," St. Peter answered.
"Just say, "'Thank =
Lord'." Thank you Lord, for giving me the chance to
share this message with other=
you have food in the refrigerator,
clothes on your back, a roof
overhead and a place to sleep .. you are
richer than 75% of this world=
you have money in the bank, in your
wallet, and spare change in a=
someplace .. you are among the top 8% of
the world's wealthy. If you w=
this morning with more health than
illness .. you are more bless=
than the million who will not survive this
week. If you have never exper=
the danger of battle, the loneliness of
imprisonment, the agony of to=
or the pangs of starvation .. you are
ahead of 500 million people i=
world. If you can attend a church
meeting without fear of haras=
arrest, torture, or death ..you are more
blessed than three billion pe=
in the world. If your parents are still
alive and still married .. yo=
very blessed. If you hold up your head
with a smile on your face and=
truly thankful .. you are blessed
because the majority can, but=
do not. If you can hold someone's hand,
hug them or even touch them o=
shoulder .. you are blessed because you
can offer healing touch. If y=
read this message, you just received a
double blessing in that someo=
thinking of you, and furthermore, you
are more blessed than over two
billion people in the world that cannot read
at all. Have a good day, coun=
blessings, and pass this along to
remind everyone else how bles=
all are. Thank you Lord!
God: Hello. Did you call me?<=
Me: Called you? No.. who is t=
God: This is GOD. I heard your
prayers. So I thought I will chat.
Me: I do pray. Just makes me =
good. I am actually busy now. I am
in the midst of something..
God: What are you busy at? An=
Me: Don't know. But I cant fi=
free time. Life has become hectic.
It's rush hour all the time.<=
God: Sure. Activity gets you =
But productivity gets you results.
Activity consumes time.
Productivity frees it.
Me: I understand. But I still=
figure out. By the way, I was not
expecting YOU to buzz me on i=
God: Well I wanted to resolve=
fight for time, by giving you some
clarity. In this net era, I w=
to reach you through the medium you
are comfortable with.
Me: Tell me, why has life bec=
God: Stop analyzing life. Jus=
it. Analysis is what makes it
Me: why are we then constantly
God: Your today is the tomorr=
that you worried about yesterday. You
are worrying beca=
you are analyzing. Worrying has become your
habit. That's why you are not
Me: But how can we not worry =
there is so much uncertainty?
God: Uncertainty is inevitabl=
worrying is optional.
Me: But then, there is so muc=
due to uncertainty..
God: Pain is inevitable, but
suffering is optional.
Me: If suffering is optional,=
do good people always suffer?
God: Diamond cannot be polish=
without friction. Gold cannot be
purified without fire. Good p=
go through trials, but don't
suffer. With that experience =
life become better not bitter.
Me: You mean to say such expe=
God: Yes. Experience is a hard
teacher. She gives the test first and
the lessons afterwards.
Me: But still, why should we =
through such tests? Why cant we be
free from problems?
God: Problems are Purposeful
Roadblocks Offering Beneficial Lessons
(to) Enhance Metal Strength. =
strength comes from struggle and
endurance, not when you are f=
Me: Frankly in the midst of s=
problems, we don't know where we
God: If you look outside you =
not know where you are heading. Look
inside. Looking outside, you =
Looking inside, you awaken. Eyes
provide sight. Heart provides=
Me: Sometimes not succeeding =
seems to hurt more than moving in
the right direction. What sho=
God: Success is a measure as
decided by others. Satisfaction is a
measure as decided by you. Kn=
the road ahead is more satisfying
than knowing you rode ahead. =
work with the compass. Let others
work with the clock.
Me: In tough times, how do yo=
God: Always look at how far y=
have come rather than how far you have
to go. Always count your bles=
not what you are missing.
Me: What surprises you about people=
God: when they suffer they as=
"why me?" When they prosper, they
never ask "Why me"
Everyone wishes to have truth on their side, but
few want to be on the side of=
Me: Sometimes I ask, who am I=
am I here. I cant get the answer.
God: Seek not to find who you=
but to determine who you want to
be. Stop looking for a purpos=
to why you are here. Create it. Life
is not a process of discovery=
process of creation.
Me: How can I get the best ou=
God: Face your past without r=
Handle your present with
confidence. Prepare for the f=
Me: One last question. Someti=
feel my prayers are not answered.
God: There are no unanswered
prayers. At times the answer is NO.
Me: Thank you for this wonder=
chat. I am so happy to start the New
Year with a new sense of
God: Well. Keep the faith and=
the fear. Don't believe your doubts
and doubt your beliefs. Life =
mystery to solve not a problem to
resolve. Trust me. Life is
wonderful if you know how to live. Best
wishes for a wonderful year a=
Diane, a young Christian university student,=
home for the summer.
She had gone to visit some friends one evening & the time passed quickl=
each shared their various experiences of the past year.
She ended up staying longer than she had planned.
Evening came & Diane had to walk home alone. But she wasn't afraid
because it was a small town and she lived only a few blocks away. As she wa=
along under the tall elm trees, Diane asked "God" to keep her safe
harm & danger.
When she reached the alley, which was a short cut to her house, she
decided to take it. However, halfway down the alley, she noticed a man
standing at the end, as though he were waiting for her. She became uneasy
& began to pray, asking for "God's" protection. Instantly a
feeling of quietness & security wrapped around her; she felt as though<=
someone was walking with her. When she reached the end of the alley, she
walked right past the man & arrived home safely.
The following day, she read in the paper tha=
young girl had been
raped in the same alley, just twenty minutes after she had been there.
Feeling overwhelmed by this tragedy & the fact that it could have been<=
her, she began to weep.
Thanking the Lord for her safety & to help this young woman, she
decided to go to the police station. She felt she could recognize the man, =
told them her story. The police asked her if she would be willing to look
at a lineup to see if she could identify him. She agreed & immediately =
pointed out the man she had seen in the alley the night before.<=
When the man was told he had been identified=
down & confessed. The officer thanked Diane
for her bravery & asked if there was anything they could do for her,
she asked if they would ask the man one question.
Diane was curious as to why he had not attac=
When the policeman asked him, he answered, "Because she wasn't alone.<=
She had two tall men walking on either side of her."=
NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF PRAYER
One evening a Swamiji of Sri Ram=
akrishna Mutt was addressing the
ipants on the concept of work culture. One of the participants asked
llowing question to the Swamiji:"I am a senior manager of Materials
ment and I joined this organization 25 years ago as an Engineer<=
e and over the last 25 years I have gone through every experience in
ganization and I am now the senior manager looking after the material
on independently. During the initial part of my career, the job was
hallenging and interesting. Every day was exciting and I looked<=
d to each day with lot of interest. However, all those exciting days
ne since I do not find my joy any more interesting because there is
g new in my job. As I have seen and handled every conceivable
ion, there are no more challenges in my work. I am now feeling bored
e I am doing a routine job. However, Swamiji, I am living in the same
for over! forty years, I am the son for the same parents for over
five years, I am the father for the same children for the past ten
and the husband for the same lady for the past twenty years. In these
al roles, I do not feel bored and the passage of time has not taken
he zeal from me. Please tell me why I am bored of the routine in the
and not in the house?"
as a very interesting question and we were all very anxious and<=
s to know what the Swamiji had to say!! The response from him was
nteresting and convincing. He asked the executive the question:<=
Please tell me for whom does your Mother cook?"
ecutive replied that obviously the mother cooks for others. Then the
i said that the mother "Serves" others and because of this servic=
ness, she is not feeling tired or bored. But in an office, we "Work&q=
t "Serve". Anything we consider, as service will not make us feel=
That is difference between Serving and Working. He asked the
ive to consider his work as service and not merely a work!! This was
interesting analysis!! Whenever you put a larger context around your
nd see a broader meaning for your work, you will take interest in
ork. An awareness of larger purpose of your job and an appreciation
importance will make a very big difference in your internal energy.
ould believe that you are here for a purpose and should believe in
iritual context of your role.
I am GOD
I am GOD. Today I will be handling all of your
Please remember that=
not need your help.
If life happens to deliver a situation to you that you
cannot handle, do not attempt to resolve it. Kindly put it
in the SFGTD (Something For God To Do) box.
All situations will be resolved, but in My time, not yours.
Once the matter is placed into the box, do not hold onto <=
it by worrying about it. Instead, focus on all the
wonderful things that are present in your life now.
If you find yourself stuck in traffic; Don't despair.
There are people in this world for whom driving is an
unheard of privilege.
Should you have a bad day at work; Think of the man
who has been out of work for years.
Should you despair over a relationship gone bad;
Think of the person who has never known what it's like
to love and be loved in return.
Should you grieve the passing of another weekend;
Think of the woman in dire straits, working twelve hours
a day, seven days a week to feed her children.<=
Should your car break down, leaving you miles away
from assistance; Think of the paraplegic who would
love the opportunity to take that walk.<=
Should you notice a new gray hair in the mirror;
Think of the cancer patient in chemo who wishes
she had hair to examine.
Should you find yourself at a loss and pondering
what is life all about, asking what is my purpose?
Be thankful. There are those who didn't live long
enough to get the opportunity.
Should you find yourself the victim of other people's
bitterness, ignorance, smallness or insecurities;
Remember, things could be worse.
You could be one of them!
Should you decide to send this to a friend;
Thank you, you may have touched their life in
ways you will never know!
A young ma=
getting ready to Graduate=
College. For many m=
he had admired a beau=
sports car in a dealer's showroom, and
knowing his father co=
afford it, he told him that was all he
wanted. As Graduation=
approached, the young man awaited signs that <=
purchased the car. Finally, on the morning of his
graduation his father=
him into his private study. His father
told him how proud he=
have such a fine son, and told him how
much he loved him. He=
his son a beautiful wrapped gift box.
Curious, but somewhat
disappointed the young man opened the box and =
found a lovely, leath=
Holy Bible. Angrily, he raised his voice at =
his father and said,
"With all your money you give me a Bible?" and
stormed out of the ho=
leaving the holy book. He never contacted his =
father again for a lo=
Many years passed and=
young man was very successful in business.
He had a beautiful ho=
me and a
wonderful family, but realized his
father was very old a=
thought perhaps he should go to him.He had
not seen him since th=
graduation day.Before he could make
arrangements, he rece=
telegram telling him his father had
passed away, and will=
of his possessions to his son. He needed
to come home immediat=
take care of things.When he arrived at
his father's house, s=
sadness and regret filled his heart. He
began to search his f=
important papers and saw the still new
Bible, just as he had=
years ago.With tears, he opened the
Bible and began to tu=
As he read those word=
s, a car
key dropped from an envelope taped
behind the Bible. It =
tag with the dealer's name, the same
dealer who had the sp=
he had desired. On the tag was the
date of his graduatio=
the words PAID IN FULL.
How many times do we =
GODS blessings because they are not
packaged as we expect=
"Live as if you =
die tomorrow and Learn as if you were to Live =
Happy moments - THINK=
Difficult moments -
Sad moments - SEEK GO=
Quiet moments - WORSH=
I do hope this return=
s to ME,
the sender! Isn't the little green guy sort
of cute? I was told a=
about a lady in the hospital who was near death when an <=
area Chaplain came to=
her. This Chaplain was a very young female
with long blond hair.=
listened to the lady who was ill and left her a
small gift for comfor=
was a tiny ceramic frog.
The next day one of t=
people from the lady's church came to visit. The
lady told her friend =
the beautiful young Chaplain who had come to
visit her. The friend=
impressed with the way the lady had improved
and felt the need to =
the young Chaplain. In her search to find the
young gal, she was re=
reassured that the chaplains are never very
young and that there =
never a gal that fit the description given.
Upon returning to the=
the hospital, a visiting nurse entered the
room and noticed the =
frog. The nurse made the comment "I see you
have a guardian angel=
you." As she held the little frog. We asked
why she made the comm=
we were informed that the frog stood for: (F)
Fully (R) Rely (O) On=
A man went to a barbe=
to have his hair and his beard cut as
always. He started to=
good conversation with the barber who
attended him. They ta=
about so many things and various subjects.
Suddenly, they touche=
subject of God. The barber said: "Look man,
I don't believe that =
exists as you say so." "Why do you say that?"
- asked the client. W=
it's so easy, you just have to go out in the
street to realize tha=
does not exist. Oh, tell me, if God existed,
would there be so man=
people? Would there be abandoned children?
If God existed, there=
be no suffering nor pain. I can't think of
a God who permits all=
The client stopped fo=
moment thinking but he didn't want to respond
so as to prevent an a=
The barber finished his job and the
client went out of th=
Just after he left the barber shop he saw
a man in the street w=
long hair and beard (it seems that it had
been a long time sinc=
e he had
his cut and he looked so untidy). Then
the client again ente=
barber shop and he said to the barber:
know what? Barbers do=
exist." "How come they don't exist?"-asked
the barber. "Wel=
l I am
here and I am a barber." "No!" - the client
exist because if they did there would be no
people with long hair=
beard like that man who walks in the street."
"Ah, barbers do =
what happens is that people do not come to me."
affirmed the client. "That's the point. God does exist,
what happens is peopl=
go to Him and do not look for Him that's
there's so much pain and suffering in the world." =
Sometimes we get what we need and not what we want...
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,
and precious gems and be decorated with intricate carvings. Everyone would<=
see my beauty.
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 other 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.
One came to the first tree and 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
into a treasure chest.
At the second tree, one of the other woodsman said,This looks like a
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 it knew that, if it was cut down, its dreams would not come true.
One of the woodsmen said,I don't need anything special from my tree,so
take this one, and he cut it down.
When the first tree arrived at the carpenter's, he was! made into a feed
box for animals, 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
to an end. The third tree was cut into large pieces and left alone in the
Then 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, and the crowd mocked the man who was carrying it. Finally, the
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, He will give you great gifts. Each of the trees got what they wanted,<=
just not in the way they had imagined. We don't always know what God's
plans a! re for us. We just know that His ways are not our ways, but His
ways are always best.Sometimes the heart sees what the eyes can't.
Keep it moving...pass it on, so it could inspire more people
tle boy is telling his Grandma how everything is going wrong.
School, family p=
roblems, health problems, etc..
Grandma is baking a cake. She asks her grandson if he
would like a snack, which, of course, he does.
have some cooking oil."
says the boy.
bout a couple raw eggs?"
you like some flour then? Or maybe baking soda?"
hose are all yucky!" To which Grandma replies: "Yes, all
those things see=
m bad all by themselves. But when they are put together=
in the right way=
, they make a wonderfully delicious cake! God works=
the same way. Many times we wonder=
why He would let us go through such bad&n=
bsp; and difficult times. But God knows that when He puts these thin=
all in His order, they always work for good! We just have to tr=
ust Him and,
eventually, they will all make something wonderful!=
God is craz=
y about you! He sends you flowers every spring and a
sunriseevery morning. Whenever you=
want to talk, He'll listen. He can
nywhere in the universe, and He chose your heart.
like, send this on to the people you really care about... I did.
Hope your d=
ay is a "piece of cake!"
whispered, "God, speak to me" And a meadowlark sang. <=
man did not hear.
yelled "God, speak to me"
thunder & lightning rolled across the sky.
man did not listen.
looked around and said, "God, let me see you." And a star
shined brightly. But the man =
man shouted, "God, show me a miracle" And a life was <=
born. But the man did not notice=
man cried out in despair, "Touch me, God, and let me know <=
you are here"
God reached down and touched the man. But the man
brushed the butterfly away and walked on=
this to be a great reminder that God is always around us =
in the little and simple things tha=
take for granted. .even in our
electronic age . . .=
so I would like to add one more: Th=
cried "God, I need
your help" . . . and an =
arrived reaching out with good news
man deleted it and continued crying..... The good news is
that you are loved. Don't miss out on=
blessing because it isn't
packaged the way that you expect. My instructions w=
send this to four people that I wanted God to bless and I picked you. I
decided to send it to more than
four, because I
didn't want to limit
Have A Happy Day!
God: Hello! Did you call me? <=
Me: Called you? No..... who is this?
God: This is GOD. I heard your prayers. So=
thought I will chat.
Me: I do pray. Just makes me feel good. I =
actually busy now. I am in the midst of something.
God: What are you busy at?
Me: Don't know. But I can’t find free
time. Life has become hectic. It's rush hour all the time. =
God: Well I wanted=
your fight for time, by giving you some clarity. In this next era, I wanted=
reach you through the medium you are comfortable with. =
Me: Tell me, why has life become complicat=
God: Stop analyzing life. Just lives it.
Analysis is what makes it complicated.
Me: Why are we then constantly unhappy?
God: Your today is the tomorrow that you w=
about yesterday. You are worrying because you are analyzing. Worrying has
become your habit. That's why you are not happy.
Me: But how can we not worry when there is=
God: Uncertainty is inevitable, but worryi=
Me: But then, there is so much pain due to
God: Pain is inevitable, but suffering is option=
Me: If suffering is optional, why do good =
God: Diamond cannot be polished without
friction. Gold cannot be purified without fire. Good people go through tria=
but don't suffer. With that experience their life becomes better not bitter=
Me: You mean to say such experience is use=
God: Yes. In all terms, Experience is a ha=
teacher. She gives the test first and the lessons afterwards. =
Me: But still, why should we go through su=
tests? Why can’t we be free from problems?
God: Problems are Purposeful Roadblocks Of=
Beneficial Lessons (to) Enhance Mental Strength. Inner strength comes from
struggle and endurance, not when you are free from problems.
Me: Frankly in the midst of so many proble=
don't know where we are heading....
God: If you look outside you will not know=
you are heading. Look inside. Looking outside, you dream. Looking inside, y=
awaken. Eyes provide sight. Heart provides insight.
Me: Sometimes not succeeding fast seems to=
more than moving in the right direction. What should I do?
God: Success is a measure as decided by ot=
Satisfaction is a measure as decided by you. Knowing the road ahead is more
satisfying than knowing your road ahead. You work with the compass. Let oth=
work with the clock.
Me: In tough times, how do you stay motiva=
God: Always look at how far you have come =
than how far you have to go. Always count your blessing, not what you are
Me: What surprises you about people? =
God: When they suffer they ask, "why
me?" When they prosper, they never ask "Why me". Everyone wi=
to have truth on his or her side, but few want to be on the side of the tru=
Me: Sometimes I ask, who am I, why am I he=
can’t get the answer.
God: Seek not to find who you are, but to =
who you want to be. Stop looking for a purpose as to why you are here. Crea=
it. Life is not a process of discovery but a process of creation.
Me: How can I get the best out of life?
God: Face your past without regret. Handle=
present with confidence. Prepare for the future without fear. =
Me: One last question. Sometimes I feel my
prayers are not answered.
God: There are no unanswered prayers. At t=
the answer is NO.
Me: Thank you for this wonderful chat. I n=
have a new sense of inspiration.
God: Keep the faith and drop the fear. Don=
believe your doubts and doubt your beliefs. Life is a mystery to solve not a
problem to resolve. Trust me. Life is wonderful if you know how to live
A young man was getting ready to graduate from college. For many months he<=
had admired a beautiful sports car in a dealer's showroom, and knowing his<=
father could well afford it, he told him that was all he wanted.
As Graduation Day approached, the young man awaited signs that his father
had purchased the car. Finally, on the morning of his graduation his father=
called him Into his private study. His father told him how proud he was to<=
have such a Fine son, and told him how much he loved him. He handed his son=
a beautifully wrapped gift box.
Curious, but somewhat disappointed the young man opened the box and found a=
lovely, leather-bound Bible. Angrily, he raised his voice at his father and=
said, "With all your money, you give me a Bible?" and stormed out=
house, leaving the holy book.
Many years passed and the young man was very successful in business. He had=
a beautiful home and wonderful family, but realized his father was very
old, and thought perhaps he should go to him. He had not seen him since
that graduation day. Before he could make arrangements, he received a
telegram telling him his father had passed away, and willed all of his
possessions to his son. He needed to come home immediately and take care of=
When he arrived at his father's house, sudden sadness and regret filled his=
heart. He began to search his father's important papers and saw the still
new Bible, just as he had left it years ago. With tears, he opened the
Bible, and began to turn the pages.
As he read those words, a car key dropped from an envelope taped behind the=
It had a tag with the dealer's name, the same dealer who had the
sports car he had desired. On the tag was the date of his graduation, and
the words ... PAID IN FULL.
How many times do we miss God's blessings because they are not packaged as =
Don't tell GOD how big your storm is.
Tell the storm how big your GOD is!
I am God. Today I will be handling all of your problems. Please
remember that I do n=
need your help.
If life happens to
deliver a situation to you that you cannot
handle, do not attem=
to resolve it. Kindly put it in the SFGTD
(something for God to
do) box. All situations will be resolved,
but in My time, not
Once the matter is
placed into the box, do not hold onto it by
worrying about it.&n=
Instead, focus on all the wonderful things
that are present in =
If you find yourself
stuck in traffic; Don't despair. There are
people in this world=
whom driving is an unheard of privilege.
Should you have a bad
day at work; Think of the man who has been
out of work for year=
Should you despair o=
a relationship gone bad; Think of the
person who has never
known what it's like to love and be loved in
Should you grieve the
passing of another weekend; Think of the
woman in dire strait=
working twelve hours a day, seven days a
week to feed her
Should your car break
down, leaving you miles away from
assistance; Think of=
paraplegic who would love the
opportunity to take =
Should you notice a =
gray hair in the mirror; Think of the
cancer patient in ch=
who wishes she had hair to examine.
Should you find your=
at a loss and pondering what is life all
about, asking what i=
purpose? Be thankful. There are those
who didn't live long
enough to get the opportunity.
Should you find your=
the victim of other people's bitterness,
insecurities; Remember, things could be
worse. You could be =
Should you decide to
send this to a friend; Thank you, you may
have touched their l=
in ways you will never know
If God had a refrigerator, your picture would be on it.
If He had a wallet, your photo would be in it.
He sends you flowers every spring.
He sends you a sunrise every morning.
Whenever you want to talk, He listens.
He can live anywhere in the universe, but He chose... your heart.
Face it friend, He is crazy about you! God didn't promise days without
pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain, but He did promise
strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way.
on earth dies and goes to heaven. God comes and says, "I want the
men to make two lines. One line for the men who dominated their women on
earth and the other line for the men that were dominated by their women.
Also, I want all the women to go with St.Peter." With that said and do=
the next time God looked, the women are gone and there are two lines. The
line of the men that were dominated by their women was 100 miles long,
in the line of men that dominated their women, there was only one man.
God got mad and said, "You men should be ashamed of yourselves. I crea=
you in my image and you were all whipped by your mates. Look at the only
one of my sons that stood up and made me proud. Learn from him! Tell them
my son, how did you manage to be the only one in this line?"
And the man replied, "I don't know, my wife told me to stand here.&quo=
A little boy is telling his =
Grandma how everything is going wrong.
School, family problems, health=
Meanwhile, Grandma is baki=
ng a cake. She asks her grandson if he
would like a snack, which, =
of course, he does.
"Here, have some cook=
"Yuck" says the boy.<=
"How about a couple r=
; "Would you like some flour then? Or maybe baking soda?&q=
"Grandma, those are all yu=
cky!" To which Grandma replies: "Yes,
all those things seem bad all by th=
emselves. But when they are put
together in the right way, =
they make a wonderfully delicious cake! God
span style=3D'mso-spacerun:yes'> the same way. Many time=
s we wonder why He would let us go through such bad and difficult times. But God knows that when He puts=
these things all in His orde=
r, they always work for good! We just have to trust Him and, eventually, they will all make something wo=
heerful little girl with bouncy golden curls was almost five. Waiting
her mother at the checkout stand, she saw them, a circle<=
istening white pearls in a pink foil box. "Oh please, Mommy. Can I
them? Please, Mommy, please?" Quickly the mother checked the back of
ittle foil box and then
d back into the pleading blue eyes of her little girl's upturned=
;A dollar ninety-five. That's almost $2.00. If you really want them, I'll
of some extra chores for you
n no time you can save enough money to buy them for yourself. Your
day's only a week away and you might get another crisp dollar bill
on as Jenny got home, she emptied her penny bank and counted out 17
es. After dinner, she did more than her share of chores and she went
e neighbor and asked Mrs. McJames if she could pick dandelions=
en cents. On her birthday, Grandma did give her another new dollar
and at last she had enough money to buy the necklace.
loved her pearls. They made her feel dressed up and grown up. She
them everywhere, Sunday school, kindergarten, even to bed. The only
she took them off was when she went swimming or had a bubble bath.
r said if they got wet, they might turn her neck green.=
had a very loving daddy and every night when she was ready for<=
he would stop whatever he was doing and come upstairs to read her a
. One night as he finished the story, he asked Jenny,
;Do you love me?"
;Oh yes, daddy. You know that I love you."
;Then give me your pearls."
;Oh, daddy, not my pearls. But you can have Princess, the white horse from<=
llection, the one with the pink tail. Remember, daddy? The
ou gave me. She's my very favorite."
;That's okay, Honey, daddy loves you. Good night." And he brushed her<=
with a kiss.
a week later, after the story time, Jenny's daddy asked again,<=
;Do you love me?"
;Daddy, you know I love you."
;Then give me your pearls."
;Oh Daddy, not my pearls. But you can have my baby doll. The brand new one =
I got for my birthday. She is beautiful and you can have the yellow
t that matches her sleeper."
;That's okay. Sleep well. God bless you, little one. Daddy loves you."=
ways, he brushed her cheek with a gentle kiss.
nights later when her daddy came in, Jenny was sitting on her bed
her legs crossed Indian-style. As he came close, he noticed her chin
rembling and one silent tear rolled down her cheek.=
;What is it, Jenny? What's the matter?"
didn't say anything but lifted her little hand up to her daddy. And
she opened it, there was her little pearl necklace. With a
e quiver, she finally said,
;Here, daddy, this is for you With tears gathering in his own eyes, Jenny's=
daddy reached out with one hand to take the dime-store necklace, and with =
the other hand he reached into his pocket and pulled out a blue velvet case=
with a strand of genuine pearls and gave them to Jenny. He had them all th=
e time. He was just waiting for her to give up the dime-store stuff so he c=
ould give her the genuine treasure.
is with our Heavenly Father. He is waiting for us to give up the
things in our lives so that he can give us beautiful treasures.=
God good? Are you holding onto things that God wants you to let go
re you holding on to harmful or unnecessary partners,
ionships, habits and activities that you have come so attached to
it seems impossible to let go? Sometimes it is so hard to see what
the other hand but do believe this one thing .... God will never
away something without giving you something better in its place.=
an do two things with this story:
ss it on and let others be touched by its message;<=
pre> B. Th=
row it away and not let it touch your heart. The greatest gifts<=
happen when you =
love and touch others
Three women die togeth=
an accident and go to
heaven. When they get
there, St. Peter says,
"We only have one rule here
heaven: "Don't Step on
they enter heaven, and sure enough, there are
ducks all over the pla=
is almost impossible not to step on a duck.
Although they try their best to avoid them, the first woman accident=
steps on one. Along comes St.=
with the ugliest man she ever saw. St. Peter chains them together and says, "Your punishment for st=
on a duck is tospend eternity chained to this ugly man!"
next day, the second woman accidentally steps on
a duck, and along come=
s St. Peter, who doesn't miss a thin=
with him is another extremely ugly man. He chains them together for eternit=
third woman has observed all this and not wanting to be chained for all
eternity to an ugly man, is very, VERY careful where she steps. She manages to go months without stepping on a=
ducks. Then one
St. Peter comes up to her wit=
most handsome man she has ever laid her eyes on. Very tan, muscular and sexy. St. Peter chains them to=
without saying a word.
woman remarks, "I wonder=
I did to deserve being chaine=
you for all eternity?"
guy says, "I don't know about you, but I stepped on a duck."=
1...God won't ask what kind of car you drove;
He'll ask how many people you drove who didn't have
2...God won't ask the square footage of your house,
He'll ask how many people you welcomed into your home. =
3...God won't ask about the clothes you had in your closet,
He'll ask how many you helped to clothe.
4...God won't ask what your highest salary was,
He'll ask if you compromised your character to obtain i=
5...God won't ask what your job title was,
He'll ask if you performed your job to the
best of your ability.
6...God won't ask how many friends you had,
He'll ask how many people to whom you were a friend.
7...God won't ask in what neighborhood you lived,<=
He'll ask how you treated your neighbors. =
8...God won't ask about the color of your skin,
He'll ask about the content of your character.
9...God won't ask why it took you so long to seek Salvation,
He'll lovingly take you to your mansion in heaven, and =
to the gates of Hell.
10...God won't ask how many people you forwarded this to,
He'll ask if you were ashamed to pass it on to y=
Happy moments, praise God.
Difficult moments, seek God.
Quiet moments, worship God.
Painful moments, trust God.
Every moment, thank God.
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love,
...where there is injury, pardon;
...where there is doubt, faith;
...where there is despair, hope;
...where there is darkness, light;
...where there is sadness, joy.
O Devine Master, grant that I may not so much se=
be consoled as to console;
...to be understood as to understand;=
...to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;<=
...it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
...and it is in dying that we are born to eternal
If you have understood gita, bible , guru granth sahib, kuran or
other religious scripters then it is not for you.
Just skip this mail!!
Get some time and don't avoid the following conversation of com=
man with GOD......throws lot of insight!!
God: Hello. Did you call me?
Me: Called you? No. Who is this?
God: This is GOD. I heard your prayers( umid se dugana!!) So I
thought I will chat.
Me: I do pray. Just makes me feel good. I am actually busy now.=
am in the midst of something.
God: What are you busy at? Ants are busy too.
Me: Don't know. But I can't find free time. Life has become hec=
It's rush hour all the time.
God: Sure. Activity gets you busy. But productivity gets you results.
Activity consumes time. Productivity frees it.
Me: I understand. But I still can't figure out. By the way, I w=
not expecting YOU to buzz me on instant messaging chat.=
God: Well, I wanted to resolve your fight for time, by giving y=
some clarity. In this net era, I wanted to reach you through the medium you=
Me: Tell me, why has life become complicated now?
God: Stop analyzing life. Just lives it. Analysis is what makes it complica=
Me: Why are we then constantly unhappy?
God: Your today is the tomorrow that you worried about yesterday. You are
worrying because you are analyzing. Worrying has become your habit. That's =
you are not happy.
Me: But how can we not worry when there is so much uncertainty?=
God: Uncertainty is inevitable, but worrying is optional.
Me: But then, there is so much pain due to uncertainty...
God: Pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional
Me: If suffering is optional, why do good people always suffer?=
God: Diamond cannot be polished without friction. Gold cannot be purified
without fire. Good people go through trials, but don't suffer. With that
experience their life becomes better, not bitter.
Me: You mean to say such experience is useful?
God: Yes. In every term, Experience is a hard teacher. She gives the test f=
and the lessons afterwards.
Me: But still, why should we go through such tests? Why can't w=
free from problems?
God: Problems are Purposeful Roadblocks Offering Beneficial Lessons to Enha=
Inner strength comes from struggle and endurance, not when you =
free from problems.
Me: Frankly in the midst of so many problems, we don't know whe=
we are heading...
God: If you look outside you will not know where you are heading. Look insi=
Looking outside, you dream. Looking inside, you awaken. Eyes provide sight.
Heart provides insight
Me: Sometimes not succeeding fast seems to hurt more than movin=
the right direction. What should I do?
God: Success is a measure as decided by others. Satisfaction is a measure as
decided by you. Knowing the road ahead is more satisfying than knowing you =
ahead. You work with the compass. Let others work with the clock.
Me: In tough times, how do you stay motivated?
God: Always look at how far you have come rather than how far you have to g=
Always count your blessing, not what you are missing.
Me: What surprises you about people?
God: When they suffer they ask, "why me?" When they prosper, they
never ask "Why me?"
Everyone wishes to have truth on their side, but few want to be on the side=
Me: How can I get the best out of life?
God: Face your past without regret. Handle your present with confidence.
Prepare for the future without fear.
Me: One last question. Sometimes I feel my prayers are not
God: There are no unanswered prayers. At times the answer is NO.
Me: Thank you for this wonderful chat. I am so happy to start t=
New Day with a new sense of inspiration.
God: Well. Keep the faith and drop the fear. Don't believe your doubts and
doubt your beliefs. Life is a mystery to solve, not a problem to resolve.
Trust me. Life is wonderful if you know how to live.