The flying geese

Next autumn, when you see geese heading south for the winter, flying in a V formation, you might consider what science has discovered as to why they fly that way. As each bird flaps its wings, it creates uplift for the bird immediately following. By flying in a V formation, the whole flock adds at least 71 percent greater flying range than if each bird flew on its own. 

People who share a common direction and sense of community can get where they are going more quickly and easily, because they are traveling on the thrust of one another. 

When a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of trying to go it alone and quickly gets back into formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the bird in front. If we have the sense of a goose, we will stay in formation with those people who are heading the same way we are. 
When the head goose gets tired, it rotates back in the wing and another goose flies point. It is sensible to take turns doing demanding jobs whether with people or with geese flying south. 
Geese honk from behind to encourage those up front to keep up their speed. What message do we give when we honk from behind? 
Finally – and this is important – when a goose gets sick or is wounded by gunshot and falls out of the formation, two other geese fall out with that goose and follow it down to lend help and protection. They stay with the fallen goose until it is able to fly or until it dies and only then do they launch out on their own or with another formation to catch up with their own group. 

If we have the sense of a goose, we will stand by each other like that. 

The deceit of milk

Once there was a king who told some of his workers to dig a pond. Once the pond was dug, the king made an announcement to his people saying that one person from each household has to bring a glass of milk during the night and pour it into the pond. So, the pond should be full of milk by the morning. After receiving the order, everyone went home. 

One man prepared to take the milk during the night. He thought that since everyone will bring milk, he could just hide a glass of water and pour inside the pond. Because it will be dark at night, no one will notice. So he quickly went and poured the water in the pond and came back. In the morning, the king came to visit the pond and to his surprise the pond was only filled with water! What has happened is that everyone was thinking like the other man that “I don’t have to put the milk, someone else will do it.” 


When it comes to help, do not think that others will take care of it. Rather, it starts from you, if you don’t do it, no one else will do it. So, change yourself. That will make the difference. 

A Merchant and His Donkey 

One beautiful spring morning, a merchant loaded his donkey with bags of salt to go to the market in order to sell them. The merchant and his donkey were walking along together. 


They had not walked far when they reached a river on the road. Unfortunately, the donkey slipped and fell into the river and noticed that the bags of salt loaded on his back became lighter. 

There was nothing the merchant could do, except return home where he loaded his donkey with more bags of salt. As they readied the slippery riverbank, now deliberately, the donkey fell into the river and wasted all the bags of salt on its back again. 

The merchant quickly discovered the donkey’s trick. He then returned home again but reloaded his donkey with bags of sponges. 

The foolish, tricky donkey again set on its way. On reaching the river he again fell into the water. But instead of the load becoming lighter, it became heavier. 

The merchant laughed at him and said: “You foolish donkey…. Your trick had been discovered, you should know that, those who are too clever sometimes over reach themselves.” 

Frogs tale

A group of frogs were hopping contentedly through the woods, going about their froggy business, when two of them fell into a deep pit. All of the other frogs gathered around the pit to see what could be done to help their companions. When they saw how deep the pit was, the rest of the dismayed group agreed that it was hopeless and told the two frogs in the pit that they should prepare themselves for their fate, because they were as good as dead. 


Unwilling to accept this terrible fate, the two frogs began to jump with all of their might. Some of the frogs shouted into the pit that it was hopeless and that the two frogs wouldn’t be in that situation if they had been more careful, more obedient to the froggy rules and more responsible. 

The other frogs continued sorrowfully shouting that they should save their energy and give up, since they were already as good as dead. The two frogs continued jumping as hard as they could and after several hours of desperate effort were quite weary. 

Finally, one of the frogs took heed to the calls of his fellows. Spent and disheartened, he quietly resolved himself to his fate, lay down at the bottom of the pit and died as the others looked on in helpless grief. 

The other frog continued to jump with every ounce of energy he had, although his body was wracked with pain and he was completely exhausted. 

His companions began a new, yelling for him to accept his fate, stop the pain and just die. The weary-frog jumped harder and harder and – wonder of wonders! Finally leapt so high that he sprang from the pit. Amazed, the other frogs celebrated his miraculous freedom and then gathering around him asked, “Why did you continue jumping when we told you it was impossible?” 

Reading their lips, the astonished frog explained to them that he was deaf and that when he saw their gestures and shouting, he thought they were cheering him on. What he had perceived as encouragement inspired him to try harder and to succeed against all odds. 

This simple story contains a powerful Lesson. Your encouraging words can lift someone up and help him or her make it through the day. Your destructive words can cause deep wounds. They may be the weapons that destroy someone’s desire to continue trying or even their life. Your destructive careless word can diminish someone in the eyes of others, destroy their influence and have a lasting impact on the way others respond to them. 

Hole in the fence

There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His Father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the back of the fence. 

The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next few weeks, as he learned to control his anger, the number of nails hammered daily gradually dwindled down. He discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence…. 


Finally the day came when the boy didn’t lose his temper at all. He told his father about it and the father suggested that the boy now pull out one nail for each day that he was able to hold his temper. 
The day passed and the young boy was finally able to tell his father that all the nails were gone. The father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence. He said, “You have done well, my son, but look at the holes in the fence. The fence will never be the same. When you say things in anger, they leave a scar just like this one. You can put a knife in a man and draw it out. It won’t matter how many times you say I’m sorry, the wound is still there. A verbal wound is as bad as a physical one.” 

Friends and loved ones are a very rare jewel, indeed. They make you smile and encourage you to succeed. They lend an ear, they share a word of praise and they ahvays want to open their hearts to us. Water your relationships with kindness… and they will grow. So be careful little lips what you say…! And you won’t chase friendships away

Modern greed

In a city called Harvard lived a city boy called Matt. Now Matt was from a very wealthy family and he lived at the top of the tallest building in Harvard. It was so tall that when Matt stood outside and looked up he could not see the top of his building. Matt was the envy of all his friends. Everything he wanted his parents gave him.

For elementary school he wanted “the basketball” sneakers. For junior high school he wanted a state of the art computer and for his sixteenth birthday he wanted a red pick-up truck. Matt got everything he wanted. He always showed his friends, but he never shared. After all they were his possessions.

Matt thought school was boring so he never studied. He thought he didn’t need to; he was already rich. Everything he wanted he could buy. As time passed and Matt grew into manhood his parents passed away. He was sorry, but now he had all the money. One day the police to Matt’s door. “You have not paid your bill’s” they said. Pay them or you will go to jail. Matt paid all his bills and when he was done he had no money left.

He had been so greedy he had spent all his parents money. He had also chased away all his friends. Who wants to be around a spoiled brat? Now Matt lives all alone in an old wooden shack.

Greed often overreaches itself.

Who is a women 

WHOEVER WROTE THIS SHOULD BE GIVEN AN AWARD.
I AM A WOMAN!!! 
So what?

I get into an argument with a man, he slaps me, I feel the pain, yet they tell me I provoked him. I should have been quiet, I should have been patient. I should apologize to him.
I get into an argument with a man, I slap him, they tell me I have no respect, no home training. I should have been quiet, I should have been patient. I should apologize to him.

Because I am a woman, I don’t have a right to be angry. So, the degree of my innocence is directly proportional to the degree of my silence in the face of oppression and brutality…..
Because I am a woman, my husband cheats on me, I am told to tolerate it to save my marriage. The barbaric and stupid excuse is that ”it is in their nature to cheat, I should slim down, dress better, cook better, pray harder and be more pleasant to him”
I cheat, and I am called a whore, I have committed an abomination, I have no right to look elsewhere for the love and emotional support I lack at home, I am an irresponsible mother.
So I am sent packing, from the home we both built, with all my earthly possessions stuffed into a tiny box. I am henceforth forbidden from seeing my two older children, I’m lucky to be allowed to go with my little one still suckling on my left breast. Three years later, the little one is tagged a bastard. Now, my new name is “after-three”, because I am a woman.
He is 28 and runs a company. He’s tagged wonderful, hardworking, focused, career oriented, successful at a very young age.
I am 28 and I run a company “Hmmmm…. she is not even married, unserious, can not order her priorities right, a hustler, loves money, let her go and get a husband oh”

And I wonder if being successful has anything to do with a person’s gender.
Because I am a woman,

I am not allowed to have wits or be a prodigy, I cannot be financially stable, professionally successful or be treated with respect without a man beside me.
Then I am tagged a generous leg opener, “easy”. They never see the possibility that I actually had to go through ups and downs to get to where I am, because I am a woman.
A man loses his wife to death and remarries a year after, he did the right thing, he’s being praised and congratulated for moving on, after all life is for the living.
A woman loses her husband to death and remarries after 4yrs, “aaah! so early? Are u sure she wasn’t sleeping with that man even when her husband was alive? That was why she killed her husband. She’s a witch! Because she’s a woman.
Because I am a woman, this post will be considered controversial, and everyone will try to correct me. But don’t forget, that I am a woman and it does not make me less human!!!
Share to respect some woman and Tell your woman that you love her‬: 
*Who is a woman?????*

When she is quiet, millions of things are running through her mind. When she stares at you, she is wondering why she loves you so much in  spite of being taken for granted. When she says I will stand by you, she will stand by you like a solid rock. Never hurt her or take her for granted. A very heart touching message by a woman. Someone asked her, Are you a working woman or a housewife? She replied: Yes, I am a full-time working housewife. I work 24 hours a day. I’m a Mum. I’m a Wife. I’m a Daughter. I’m a Daughter-in-law. I’m an Alarm clock. I’m a Cook. I’m a Maid. I’m a Teacher. I’m a Waitress. I’m a Nanny. I’m a Nurse. I’m a Handywoman. I’m a Security officer. I’m a Counsellor. I’m a Comforter. I don’t get holidays. I don’t get sick leave. I don’t get a day off. I work all through day and night. I’m on call all hours of the day and get paid with a sentence. “What Do U Do All Day??” 
This Is Dedicated to all women

A Woman has the most unique character like salt! Her presence is never remembered, but her absence makes all the things tasteless. Pass it to all the lovely ladies…Ur Mother. Ur Wife. Ur daughter. Ur sister & Ur friend. Forward to every woman to make her smile and to every man to make him realize a woman’s worth.

What happens after death by a indian mystic

Subject:  What happens after death… Garuda Purana

 
*What Happens After Death ??*

What is death ?

Is there life after death ?

Is death painful?

What happens after death ?

How does rebirth happen ?

Where do we go after death ?

These kind of questions related to the most feared event that ends our life always fill our mind, especially when any of our near or dear ones die.

We feel that suddenly the relationship has broken abruptly n wish there could be a connection again. In this quest, our journey to find answers to the above questions begin …

*So, what happens after death ?*

Death is actually a very interesting process !!

*Disconnection of the earth sole chakras*

Approximately 4-5 hours before death, the earth sole chakras situated below the feet gets detached … symbolizing disconnection from the earth plane !!

A few hours before an individual dies, their feet turn cold. When the actual time to depart arrives, its said that Yama, the God of death appears to guide the soul.

*The Astral Cord*

Death severs the astral cord, which is the connection of the soul to the body. Once this cord is cut the soul becomes free of the body n moves up n out of the body.

If the soul is attached to the physical body it occupied for this lifetime, it refuses to leave n tries to get into the body n move it n stay in it. We may observe this as a very subtle or slight movement of the face, hand or leg after the person has died.

The soul is unable to accept that it is dead. There is still a feeling of being alive. Since the astral cord has been severed, the soul cannot stay here n is pushed upwards n out of the body. There is a pull from above … a magnetic pull to go up.

*End of the physical body*

At this stage the soul hears many voices, all at the dame time. These are the thoughts of all the individuals present in the room.

The soul on its part talks to his loved ones like he always did n shouts out “I am not dead” !!

but alas, nobody hears him.

Slowly n steadily the soul realizes that it is dead n there is no way back n at this stage, the soul is floating at approx 12 feet or at the height of the ceiling, seeing n hearing everything happening around.

Generally the soul floats around the body till it is cremated.

So, the next time if you see a body being carried for cremation, be informed that the soul is also part of the procession seeing, hearing n witnessing everything n everyone.

*Detachment from the body*

Once the cremation is complete, the soul is convinced that  the main essence of its survival on earth is lost n the body it occupied for so many years has merged into the five elements.

The soul experiences complete freedom, the boundaries it had while being in the body are gone n it can travel anywhere by mere thought.

For 7 days the soul, moves about its places of interest like its favorite joint, morning walk garden, office, etc..If the soul is possessive of his money, it will just stay near his cupboard, or if he is possessive of his children, it will just be in their room, clinging on to them.

By the end of the 7th day, the soul says bye to his family n moves further upwards to the periphery of the earth plane to cross over to the other side.

*The Tunnel*

Its said that there is a big tunnel here which it has to cross before reaching the astral plane. Hence its said that the first 12 days after death are extremely crucial.

*we have to carry out the rituals correctly n pray n ask forgiveness from the soul* so that it does not carry negative emotions like hurt, hatred, anger, etc atleast from the near n dear ones.

All the rituals, prayers n positive energy act like food for the soul which will help it in its onward journey. At the end of the tunnel is a huge bright light signifying the entry into the astral world.

*Meeting the Ancestors*

On the 11th n 12th day Hindus conduct homas n prayers n rituals through which the soul is united with its ancestors, close friends, relatives n the guides.

All the passed away ancestors welcome the soul to the upper plane n they greet n hug them exactly like we do here on seeing our family members after a long time.

The soul then along with its guides are taken for a thorough life review of the life just completed on earth in the presence of the *Great Karmic Board.* It is here in the pure light that the whole past life is viewed !!

*Life Review*

There is no judge, there is no God here. The soul judges himself, the way he judged others in his lifetime. He asks for revenge for people who troubled him in that life, he experiences  guilt for all wrongdoings he did to people n asks for self punishment to learn that lesson. Since the soul is not bound by the body n the ego, the final judgment becomes the basis of the next lifetime.

Based on this, a complete life structure is created by the soul himself, called the blue print. All the incidents to be faced, all problems to be faced, all challenges to be overcome are written in this agreement.

In fact the soul chooses all the minute details like age, person n circumstances for all incidents to be experienced.

Example : An individual had severe headache in his present birth, nothing helped him, no medicines, no way out. In a session of past life regression, he saw himself killing his neighbour in a previous birth by smashing his head with a huge stone.

In the life review, when he saw this he became very guilty n asked for the same pain to be experienced by him by way of a never ending headache in this life.

*Blue print*

This is the way we judge ourselves n in guilt ask for punishment. The amount of guilt in the soul decides the severity of the punishment n level of suffering. Hence forgiveness is very vital. We must forgive n seek forgiveness !!

Clear your thoughts n emotions, as we carry them forward to the other side too. Once this review is done n our blue print for the next life is formed, then there is a cooling period.

*The re-birth*

We are born depending on what we have asked for in the agreement. The cooling off period also depends on our urgency to evolve.

We choose our parents n enter the mothers womb either at the time of egg formation or during the 4-5th month or sometimes even at the last moment just before birth.

The universe is so perfect ,so beautifully designed that the time n place of birth constitutes our horoscope, which actually is a blue print of this life. Most of us think that our stars are bad n we are unlucky but in actuality, they just mirror your agreement.

Once we are reborn, for around 40 days the baby remembers its past life n laughs n cries by itself without anyone forcing it to. The memory of the past life is completely cut after this n we experience life as though we did not exist in the past.

*The agreement starts..*

Its here that we are completely in the earth plane n the contract comes into full effect. We then blame God/ people for our difficult situations n curse God for giving us such a difficult life …

So, the next time before pointing to the Divine, understand that our circumstances are just helping us complete n honor our agreement, which is fully n completely written by us. Whatever we have asked for n pre decided is exactly what we receive !!

Friends, relatives, foes, parents, spouses all have been selected by us in the blue print n come in our lives based on this agreement. They are just playing their parts n are merely actors in this film written, produced n directed by us !!

*Do the Dead need healing / prayers / protection ?*

The dead always need serious healing n prayers for a variety of reasons, the most important one being … To be free n not earthbound !! … that is stuck in the earth plane n unable to leave.

There are many reasons for the soul to be earthbound like unfinished business, excessive grief, trauma on death, sudden death, fear of moving on to the astral plane, guilt, one of the most important being improper finishing of last rites n rituals.

The soul feels it needs a little more time to wait n finish before moving on.  This keeps them hovering on the earth plane. But the time is limited n it is very very important that they cross over within 12 days to their astral plane of existence, as the entry to the astral world closes a few days after this.

Earthbound spirits lead a very miserable existence as they are neither in their actual plane nor in a body to lead an earthly life. They may not be negative or harmful but they are stuck n miserable. Hence healing n prayers are of utmost importance during this period so that the departed soul crosses over to the designated astral plane peacefully.

Prayers by the whole family is very vital to help the dead cross over. The protection of the soul to help it reach its destination in the astral world is achieved through prayers.

Please Do Not Take Death Lightly … Now more than ever most souls are stuck on the earth plane due to lack of belief and family neglect.

Finally, for someone who has lost a near and dear one, don’t feel sad … We never die, we live on, death does not end anything, it is just a little break before we meet again !!

This article has been extracted from …

*The Garuda Puranam*

Buddha answers

There are 7 puzzles which the Buddha answered*

1: “What is *SHARPEST* thing in this world?”

 

His people replied simultaneously: ” *Sword*.”

 

Answer *Buddha*:

The sharpest is the ” *human tongue*”

Because through the tongue, humans easily slander people, hurt the heart, hurt people’s feelings, etc …

 

2: What has the *MOST* distance from us in this world?

 

Some replied: ” *Space, the moon, the sun*.”

 

Answer *Buddha*:

The most distant is the ” *Past*”.

Whoever we are, however rich we may be, we can NOT go back in time.

Therefore we must make good use of today & days that will come.

 

3: What is *BIGGEST*thing in this world?

 

Someone replied:

” *Mountain, Earth, Sun*.

 

“Answer *Buddha*:

The biggest one in the world is ” *Lust*”.

 

Many humans become wretched because they indulge their lusts.

All modes are justified in order to realize the dream and lust of the world.

Therefore careful with lust ..!

 

4: “What has the *HEAVIEST WEIGHT* in this world?

 

“Someone replied:

” *Steel, iron, elephant*.”

 

Answer *Buddha*:

The hardest is ” *Promise*”.

It’s easy to say but hard to do.

 

5: “What is *LIGHTEST* in this world?

 

“Someone replied:

” *Cotton, wind, dust, leaves*.”

 

Answer *Buddha*:

The lightest in the world is ” *Forgetting Me & Leaving Me*”.

 

Look at the many people who are chasing wealth and position, some simply leaves Me

 

6: What is *CLOSEST* to us in this world?

 

Someone replied:

” *Parents, Friends, Relatives*.”

 

Answer *Buddha*:

The closest to us is ” *DEATH*”.

Because death is *SURE* and can happen any second.

 

7: Last question:

“What’s the *Easiest* thing to do in this world?”

 

They replied:

” *Eating, sleeping, hanging out*”

Answer *Buddha*:

The easiest is

” *SHARING YOUR KNOWLEDGE WITH OTHERS* ”

*May all living beings be Well & Happy*

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