Monday, September 3, 2012

Ganapati Bhatta

Ganapati Bhatt of Karnataka was a staunch devotee of Lord Ganesh. He read Brahma Puran and could  know that Brahma in real  form was residing at Nilagiri Sri Kshetra Puri. He decided to come Puri and to have Darshan of Brahma. He reached Puri on the day of Snana Purnima, the full moon day of Jyestha of Odiya calendar. Ganapati Bhatta saw Lord Jagannath, Paramabrahma on Snana Mandap with other deities. He keenly observed at Jagannath but he could not observe his dearest Ganesh. Being disappointed he left the temple to go back to his native place. Lord Jagannath could know the feelings of his devotee. He himself as Brahman met Ganapati Bhatt and implored him to come and see Lord once again on Snana Mandap
before leaving Puri. It was evening and on the persuasion of Brahman, he came to Snana Mandap. To his surprise, he saw Lord Jagannath in the head of elephant. He danced on the road saying that God had fulfilled his desire. From that day three deities appear in Gajanan Vesha after taking bath on Snana Mandap.

Source- Odisha Review

The other side...

"A Father was reading a magazine and his little daughter every now and then distracted him. To keep her busy, he tore one page on which was printed the map of the world. He tore it into pieces and asked her to go to her room and put them together to make the map again. He was sure she would take the whole day to get it done. But the little one came back within minutes with perfect map. When he asked how she could do it so quickly, she said, 'Oh Dad, there is a man's face on the other side of the paper. I made the face perfect to get the map right." "She ran outside to play leaving the father surprised...”

There is always the other side to whatever we experience in this world. Whenever we come across a challenge or a puzzling situation, look at the other side... You will be surprised to see an easy way to tackle the problem.
Always have a positive attitude in life. Even a stopped watch is right twice a day...!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

The donkey who fell down into the well...

One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn't worth it to retrieve the donkey. He invited all his neighbors to come over and help him. They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well. At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly. Then, to everyone's amazement he quieted down. A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well. He was astonished at what he saw. With each shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing. He would shake it off and take a step up. As the farmer's neighbors continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take a step up. Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and happily trotted off!

Life is going to shovel dirt on you. The trick to getting out of the well is to shake it off and take a step up. Each of our troubles is a stepping stone. We can get out of the deepest wells just by not stopping, never giving up! 

Source- Internet