www.telugubhakti.com Digest Number 4900

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Digest #4900
Positive Life by p_gopi_krishna
Srimad Bhagavad Gita by p_gopi_krishna
Sri Satya Sai Baba by p_gopi_krishna
Sri Satya Sai Baba by p_gopi_krishna


Tue Apr 2, 2019 4:01 am (PDT) . Posted by:


Story Of A Tea Cup..!.....

There Was A Couple Who Used To Go To Shop In The Beautiful Stores.
They Both Liked Antiques And Pottery And Especially Teacups.
One Day In A Shop They Saw A Beautiful Teacup.
They Asked, "May We See That..? We've Never Seen One Quite So Beautiful." '
As The Sales Lady Handed It To Them..

All Of A Sudden The Tea Cup Spoke...

"I Haven't Always Been A Teacup. There Was A Time When I Was Red And I Was Clay."
My Master Took Me And Rolled Me And Patted Me Over And Over.
I Yelled Out, "Let Me Alone", But He Only Smiled And Said, "Not Yet."

"Then I Was Placed On A Spinning Wheel," The Teacup Said, "And Suddenly I Was Spun Around And Around And Around.

Stop It! I'm Getting Dizzy!" I Screamed...
But The Master Only Nodded And Said, 'Not Yet."

Then He Put Me In The Oven... I Never Felt Such Heat. I Wondered Why He Wanted To Burn Me, And I Yelled and Knocked At The Door.
I Could See Him Through The Opening And I Could Read His Lips As He Shook His Head, "Not Yet."

Finally The Door Opened...

He Put Me On The Shelf, And I Began To Cool.
"There, That's Better," I Said.
He Brushed And Painted Me All Over.
The Fumes Were Horrible.
I Thought I Would Gag. "Stop It, Stop It!" I Cried.
He Only Nodded, "Not Yet."

Then Suddenly He Put Me Back Into The Oven, Not Like The First One.

This Was Twice As Hot And I Knew I Would Suffocate.
I Begged Pleaded. I Screamed. I Cried.
All The Time I Could See Him Through The Opening Nodding His Head Saying, "Not Yet."

Then I Knew There Wasn't Any Hope. I Would Never Make It.

I Was Ready To Give Up... But The Door Opened And He Took Me Out And Placed Me On The Shelf.
An Hour Later He Handed Me A Mirror And Said, "Look At Yourself."
I Did And I Said, "That's Not Me; That Couldn't Be Me. It's Beautiful... I'm Beautiful."

"I Want You To Remember," He Said, "I Know It Hurts To Be Rolled And Patted, But If I Had Left You Alone, You'd Have Dried Up.
I Know It Made You Dizzy To Spin Around On The Wheel, But If I Had Stopped, You Would Have Crumbled.

I Knew It Hurt And Was Hot And Disagreeable In The Oven, But If I Hadn't Put You There,You Would Have Cracked.

I Know The Fumes Were Bad When I Brushed And Painted You All Over, But If I Hadn't Done That, You Never Would Have Hardened; You Would NotHave Had Any Color In Your Life.

....And If I Hadn't Put You Back In That Second Oven, You Wouldn't Survive For Very Long Because The Hardness Would Not Have Held.

Now You Are A Finished Product...
You Are What I Had In Mind When I First Began With You.
God Knows What He's Doing For All Of Us...
He Is The Potter, And We Are His Clay.

He Will Mold Us And Make Us,
So That We May Be Made Into A Flawless Piece Of WorkTo Fulfill His Good, Pleasing,

And Perfect Will.

Tue Apr 2, 2019 4:33 am (PDT) . Posted by:


Never make irreversible decisions based on reversible emotions Our emotions can easily mislead us. When we become strongly emotional, we tend to take snap decisions. Such decisions can be detrimental, sometimes devastatingly detrimental. In moments of anger, we may terminate relationships that have taken a lifetime to build. Worse still, in moments of distress, some people may even end their own lives, which is a scarily, terribly irreversible decision.

However, our emotions are so reversible. What we feel at one moment, we may feel differently or even oppositely later. When emotions are high, if we take a decision that is irreversible, we may well regret it throughout our lives.
The Bhagavad-gita is spoken to prevent Arjuna from taking such an irreversible decision based on a reversible emotion. He is the foremost archer of his times, about to fight the most important war of his life, a war that was essential for maintaining dharma, the social and cultural order for maintaining society. Yet he is overwhelmed by emotion and about to quit the war (01.46).
Fortunately, Arjuna had the guidance of Krishna, who prevented that catastrophic decision by speaking the Gita. The Gita helped him see his emotions in perspective, in the context of his spiritual identity and ultimate purpose.
If we regularly equip ourselves with Gita wisdom, that can ground us in a purpose bigger than ourselves, thereby ensuring that we don't take our emotions too seriously. This doesn't mean that we neglect or suppress our emotions, but that we don't give them monopoly on our decision-making process. We wait for the emotions to subside, analyze the situations as objectively as possible and then use our reason and our emotion in tandem to make decisions.
With the combined backing of our head and heart, we become empowered to follow up on those decisions wholeheartedly, review them periodically and revise them as necessary.

Think it over:
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Tue Apr 2, 2019 6:22 am (PDT) . Posted by:


Do not demean your talents; when you dive deep into yourselves, you can discover the source of all strength. Millions of ants creeping over a rock can carve a deep groove along their path. The minute feet of the ant have that power. You might have seen how on the walls around the village wells, hollows are produced on granite slabs by the continuous placing of water pots! The pots are made of mud, but over the years they erase even the hardest granite and cause the hollows where they rest! The embodiment of the Self (Atma-swarupam) within you is not an insignificant embodiment (alpa-swarupam)! The Atma is not anaemic! It is a powerful dynamo, capable of generating enormous power. Your spiritual teacher (Guru) shows you the goal (guri); but you must generate the power yourself, by your own spiritual effort.

Tue Apr 2, 2019 6:38 am (PDT) . Posted by:


As you claim to be Sai devotees, should you not strictly adhere to the path shown by Swami and make everyone happy? When you follow My footsteps, you will certainly achieve sacred results and earn a good name. Being Sai devotees, give up selfishness and dedicate your lives for the welfare of the society. Sage Vyasa has given the essence of eighteen puranas (scriptures) in two sentences,"Paropakaraya punyaya, papaya para peedanam" (you attain merit by serving others and commit sin by hurting them). This is the main principle of Bharatiya culture. When you help others, you will receive help tenfold. If you harm others, you will be put to harm ten times more. Fill your lives with love. Stop criticizing others. Respect even those who hate you. Hatred is a bad quality. It will ruin you. Hence, get rid of this evil. Love everyone. Help the poor and the needy to the extent possible.
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