Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The 21 Praises of TARA

The 21 Praises of TARA




OM TA-RE TU-TA-RE TU-RE SO-HA (Tara's Mantra)

Tara or Arya Tara, also known as Jetsun Dolma (rje btsun sgrol ma) in Tibetan, is a female Buddha typically associated with Buddhist tantra practice as preserved in Tibetan Buddhism. She is the "mother of liberation", and represents the virtues of success in work and achievements. Tara is a tantric deity whose practice is used by practitioners of the Tibetan branch of Vajrayana Buddhism to develop certain inner qualities and understand outer, inner and secret teachings about compassion and emptiness. In Japan she is known as Tarani Bosatsu but virtually unknown in China.

Tara is actually the generic name for a set of Buddhas or bodhisattvas of similar aspect. These may more properly be understood as different aspects of the same quality, as bodhisattvas are often considered metaphoric for Buddhist virtues.

The most widely known forms of Tara are:

– Green Tara, known as the Buddha of enlightened activity.
– White Tara, also known for compassion, long life, healing and serenity; also known as The Wish-fulfilling Wheel, or Cintachakra.
– Red Tara, of fierce aspect associated with magnetizing all good things.
– Black Tara, associated with power.
– Yellow Tara, associated with wealth and prosperity.
– Blue Tara, associated with transmutation of anger.
– Cittamani Tara, a form of Tara widely practiced at the level of Highest Yoga Tantra in the Gelug School of Tibetan Buddhism, portrayed as green and often conflated with Green Tara.
– Khadiravani Tara (Tara of the teak forest), who appeared to Nagarjuna in the Khadiravani forest of South India and who is sometimes referred to as the "22nd Tara."

There is also recognition in some schools of Buddhism of twenty-one Taras. A practice text entitled "In Praise of the 21 Taras", is recited during the morning in all four sects of Tibetan Buddhism.

The main Tara mantra is oṃ tare tuttare ture svaha (pronounced by Tibetans and Buddhists who follow the Tibetan traditions as oṃ tare tu tare ture soha).
Tara is a completely enlightened buddha who had previously promised to appear, after enlightenment, in the form of a female bodhisattva and goddess for the benefit of all beings. Her primary activity is to protect from the eight fears. Practiced in all Schools of Tibetan Buddhism her various forms are found in all classes of tantra - Nyingma and Sarma.

Tara (Star) or simply Drol-ma in Tibetan, goddess of protection and compassion, worshipped by Vajrayanists worldwide. One of the widest worshipped deity in Tibet, Tara is the bodhisattva representing the miraculous activities of all buddhas. In myth she is born from Chenrezig's (sanskrit: Avalokitesvara, the male counterpart similar to Tara) tears of compassion or from her own vow to be enlightened and stay a woman. There are innumerable manifestations of Tara, manifesting in so many ways as sentient beings may require, but her most famous are the peaceful WHITE TARA, who brings protection, long life and peace; and the dynamic GREEN TARA, who overcomes obstacles and saves beings in dangerous situations in the most immediate manner. Tara also manifests in the 21 forms of Taras.
-Jeff Watt at himalayanart. org:

"From the tantra known as the '21 Praises of Tara' spoken by the buddha Samantabhadra arises a system of practice with 21 emanations - 1 for each verse of praise. Each form of Tara has a specific color and accomplishes a special activity. Based on that, there are 3 well known and distinct lineages for the set of 21 Taras; Pandita Suryagupta, Lord Atisha and the lineage from the Nyingma Lama - Longchenpa. Aside from these 3 there are other less known sets of 21 Taras as well as numerous individual forms and lineages. The 3 main lineages do not share the same iconographic forms. In the Atisha system all the Taras appear in the same basic posture with equal faces and hands and only differ in the color of the body and vase held in the right hand of each. Some have a slightly fierce facial expression. Basically the colors are a code for the 4 activities: pacifying (white), enriching (yellow), subjugating (red) and eliminating (black.) Mixed colors such as orange indicate a combination of qualities, tempered by strong associations. "

We are including Green Tara as the number one here, since she is considered by all systems to be the "originator" from which all other Taras emanate, although she is usually not included in the 21. With several lineages by which the 21 Taras are categorized, there is no universal agreement on their names, the order in which they appear, or even on all of their faculties and powers, so we will present them here in as complete fashion as we are able, recognizing that there will be mistakes of omission and probably of commission as well. (We beg forgiveness, and encourage more knowledgeable readers to send us their suggestions or corrections. )

However, for the purpose of the practice of the "Twenty-one Praises of Tara", it is not necessary for all of the deities' images and information to be in order. These are only presented so as to give the reader a good feel for all of the Taras and to illustrate their salient features.

But first, a bit of background and history:

Origin of the cult of Tara

The view that the divine bodhisattva known by the name Tara assimilates the various characteristics and qualities of several goddesses of the Himalayan regions, from tribal snake deities to the great Shakti of Hinduism, and of other goddesses from farther a-field, is not a novel one.

Whether this is due to the somewhat outmoded idea of the archetype, or due to cultural drift and diffusion, or to people's general inability to keep specific details in mind is not really important. What is significant and valuable is the profound devotion that people have for Tara and the genuine efficacy of her practice. In times of great difficulty, millions of people call upon "Great Noble Tara."

Not everyone agrees on how she should be depicted, however, and perhaps that in itself is significant. Stephen Beyer, in "The Cult of Tara", reported that until some even very experienced Tibetan artists were shown the details of the 21 Taras as illustrated in foreign texts, they often did not know or could not recall which colors, gestures and symbolic items belonged together. Also there seem to be waves of popularity for different lineage teachings of her practice, some claiming origin with one or another famous teacher of the past and others none at all. That is, some versions of her ritual worship [Sanskrit: sadhana] or practice are regarded as "termas" - tantric texts revealed or uncovered by gifted individuals under extraordinary circumstances.

When her cult developed exactly is unknown. The Chinese pilgrim Hsuan Tsang, who visited northern India between 633 and 645, reports without describing, a "Tolo" image in a temple near Nalanda Buddhist University to which the general population was particularly devoted.

Her Name

The Sanskrit root târ-means "to traverse" or "cross over" as in using a bridge to ford a stream. In the orthodox Indian sacred tradition, Târâ refers to the second of Ten Means to Realization. And as Shri Tara Devi she is the deification of that Mahavidya, according to Hindu Tantra. As a Târîni, she carries you across; she serves as a bridge for you to get to immortality. But the root tar- can mean "tree," and "particularly, " and it is also related to "star" and to "pupil of the eye."

In Tibetan, she is called Dolma or Do'ma, though often we see Drolma because it follows the Tibetan spelling a little more; (if we transliterate, it is actually sgrolma.)

Origin of the Ritual Practice of Tara

There exist two different scholarly Tibetan traditions as to which teacher was first responsible for introducing her practice. Evidence is strong that in the tenjur of Tibetan king Trisong Deutsen (reigned 755-797) there were only 3 works concerning Tara, but they were not translated for general use. These were: the incantations called Mother of Avalokiteshvara and 108 Names of the Goddess Tara, and Chandragomin' s "Praises of the Noble Tara Who Saves From all Great Terrors".

It is generally agreed that it was not until Atisha arrived in Tibet in 1042 that her cult was introduced. He claimed that it was Tara who prophesied that his life would be shortened by his going to Tibet, but that he would, by undertaking that duty to the dharma, greatly benefit beings and one devotee in particular. That person was Dromton [or bromton] who built a temple to Tara that was standing at Nyetang at least until the late 1970's.

Of Atisha's 117 works, only 4 are about Tara. Also, of the 77 Indian works he translated, only 6 are about her. It is noteworthy that, according to Beyer, all of the White Tara lineages derive from his translation of 3 of Vagishvarakirti' s works in the larger cycle known as 'Cheating Death.' The White Tara tradition stems from that writer's own revelations and not from the tantric tradition said to have originated with the Buddha.

The orthodox Buddhist tantric tradition was not deemed appropriate for general dissemination in the 11th century which was a time of reform. It took another 400 years it to be revived, or at least, widely disseminated which it was under Taranatha (fl. 1600) according to the Tibetan historian, Zhunnupe.

The 21 Praises to Tara, though, were brought from India in the 11th century by Darmadra of Nyen, according to Drugpa Jetsen, abbot of the Sakya monastery who wrote a commentary a century later. He, himself, wrote 13 works on Tara.

All denominations will call upon Green Tara in times of necessity. According to Beyer whose informants were Drugpa Kagyu, the Kagyu consider there is a special relationship with White Tara via Gampopa (fl. 1100.) The superior, contemporary tantric master Ven. Tenga Rinpoche maintains that lineage. But Kagyu temples everywhere begin the day with the four-mandala offering to Green Tara.

Tara's Determination

In a world known as Various Lights, there was a Buddha called Dundubh-ishvara [Lord of the Sound of Drums] and he had a devotee, a princess called Jnanachandra [Wisdom Moon.] For many ages, she made offerings to him, and to the 'hearers' and bodhisattvas, until finally there arose in her the determination to, herself, become a buddha. She was advised that she would first have to seek a rebirth in a male body, for who had ever heard of a female buddha?

"Nonsense," she thought. "What difference does the form of the body matter? In fact, to dispel this incorrect notion from the minds of certain beings, I will forever be reborn as a female!"

"Those who wish to attain supreme enlightenment in a man's body are many, but those who wish to serve the aims of beings in a woman's body are few indeed; therefore may I, until this world is emptied out serve the aims of beings with none but a woman's body."

Then Wisdom Moon sat determinedly in meditation for many ages. She attained the knowledge that events do not arise, and the state called Saving All Beings. Every morning before she had taken food, she introduced and fixed innumerable beings in the state of acceptance; every evening she did the same, and so she became known as Tara the Saviour.

Reborn into the realm of Buddha Amoghasiddi in the era called Vastly Extended, Tara took another vow before him: She determined to protect the sentient beings of the infinite worlds of all ten directions from harm. She settled into the state of meditation called 'Defeating all Maras,' and during the day, fixed in contemplation innumerable heavenly rulers of beings, and in the night, also those of the heaven of power of vision over others. She became known as Tara the Swift, and Tara the Heroine.

Then, in the era called Beginningless, a monk whose name was Stainless Light was empowered via the light of compassion of all the tathagathas [buddhas] and became Avalokiteshvara (Lord of the World, called in Tibetan, Chenresi or Chenrezig). In him, two lights emanating from all the buddhas - that of Understanding and that of Compassion, united as a father and mother. These lights, these initiatory energies, engendered Tara who was then born from the heart of the Lord of the World 'as a bud from the lotus.'

That is how Tara is understood to have come to us - out of Emptiness, but by the merit of her devotion and her determination which, manifesting as care, finds its way through the union of wisdom and compassion to all sentient beings.

Tara's Vow

Long ago in an age before which there was nothing else,
the Victorious One, the Tathagata Dundubhisvara
came into existence and was known as the Light of the Various Worlds.
The Princess "Moon of Wisdom" had the highest respect for his teaching,
and for ten million, one hundred thousand years,
made offerings to this Enlightened One,
to his attendant Sravakas,
and to countless members of the Sangha of Bodhisattvas.
The offerings she prepared each day
were in value comparable to all the precious things
which filled a distance of twelve yojanas
in each of the ten directions,
leaving no intermediate spaces unfilled.
Finally after all this she awoke to the first concepts of Bodhi-Mind.
At that time some monks said to her:
"It is as a result of these,
your roots of virtuous actions,
that you have come into being in this female form.
If you pray that your deeds accord with the teachings,
then indeed on that account you will change your form
to that of a man, as is befitting."
After much discourse she finally replied,
"In this life there is no such distinction
as "male" and "female,"
neither of "self-identity, " a "person"
nor any perception,
and therefore attachment to ideas of "male" and "female"
is quite worthless.
The weak-minded are always deluded by this."
And so she vowed:
"There are many who wish to gain enlightenment in a man's form,
and there are but few who wish to work for the welfare of living beings in a female form.
Therefore may I, in a female body, work for the welfare of beings right until Samsara has been emptied."

Tibetan 21-Tara Prayer Flag

Tibetan Homage to Manifestations Of Tara
I bow to the Body of Tara who saves from the eight fears.
I bow to the Body of Tara of infinite fame.
I bow to the Body of Tara, the world's benefactor.
I bow to the Body of Tara, sure curer of sorrow.
I bow to the Body of Tara
of a thousand hands and eyes.
I bow to the Body of Tara
infinite as space.
I bow to the Body of Tara
adorned with the Marks and the Signs.
I bow to the Body of Tara
whose limbs are like the moon.
I bow to the Body of Tara
who is as bright as the sun.
I bow to the Body of Tara
unchanging in the three times.
I bow to the Body of Tara supporting like earth.
I bow to the Body of Tara cohering like water.
I bow to the Body of Tara ripening like fire.
I bow to the Body of Tara expanding like air.
I bow to the Body of Tara
who is the Sovereign of Doctors.
I bow to the Body of Tara
subduing disease like medicine.
I bow to the Body of Tara
the river of compassion.
I bow to the Body of Tara
skilled in means like taming.
I bow to the Body of Tara
lovely yet free of desire
I bow to the Body of Tara
who teaches the Way of Freedom.

With some history and background taken care of, let us continue and get to know the "Twenty-one Taras". Then we will offer a complete "ritual" of "The Twenty-one Praises of Tara", as well as additional reference material on Tara.

3 Questions

Destiny and Fate
To a woman who complained about her destiny the Master said, "It is you who make your destiny."

"But surely I am not responsible for being born a woman?"

"Being born a woman isn't destiny. That is fate. Destiny is how you accept your womanhood and what you make of it."



3 Questions
There was a young man who went oversesas to study for quite a long time. When he returned,he asked his parents to find him a religious scholar or any expert who could answer his 3 Questions. Finally his parents were able to find a Monk

Young Man: Who are you? Can you answere my questions?

Monk: I am one of lords messenger and God willing. I will be able to answer your questions.

Young Man: Are you sure? A lot of proffessors and experts were not able to answer my questions.

Scholar: I will try my best with the help of Almighty..

Young Man: I have 3 Questions.

Does God exist?
If so show me What is his shape?
What is fate, why the same creation of god suffer or enjoy life differently?

Suddenly, the monk slapped the young mans face very hard.

Young Man (feeling pain): Why did you get angry with me?

Monk: I am not angry. The slap is my answer to your 3 questions.

Young Man: I REALLY DONT UNDERSTAND.

Monk: How do you feel after I slapped you?

Young Man: Of Course, I felt the pain.

Monk: So do you believe that pain exist?

Young Man: Yes.

Monk: Show me the shape of the pain!

Young Man: I CANNOT.

Monk: That is my anwere for your first 2 questions. All of us feel God's existence without being able to see his shape.

Monk asking further: Last night, did you dream that you will be slapped by me?

Young Man: No.

Monk: Did you ever think that you will get a slap from me, today?

Young Man: No.

Monk: That is Fate…My hand that I used to slap you, what is it created from?

Young Man: It is created from Flesh.

Monk: How about your face, what is it created from?

Young Man: Flesh.

Monk: How did you feel after I slapped you?

Young Man: In Pain.

Monk: Even though Rich and also the Poor were created from the same flesh, if God wants both the flesh can lead different life style and feel.

Scholar Shashtri's pride

Scholar Shashtri's pride


Rama Shashtri was a renowned scholar in reasoning, logic, and grammar. A wish lied in his heart to compete with Ashta Diggajas in Bhuvana Vijayam of Sri Krishna Deva Rayalu. The wish strengthened with the passage of time. With the desire in him, he appeared before the King Rayalu, one day when he was in his usual literary sessions with the eight jewels of his court.

"Hey King of Kings," Rama Shashtri presented salutations to Rayalu, "You are the beacon of the Vijaya Nagar Empire! With your pleasant looks poetry, literature and composition are flourishing in this region. I bow to you with all respects." Shashtri continued, "The hear and say about the Ashta Diggajas in your Bhuvana Vijayam, their command over various divisions of literature. They all are reputed and their names are uttered with respect in the scholars and learned circles. I seek your kind permission to question them and know about their efficiency in their concerned arenas."

King Rayalu on listening to the humble request of the visiting intellectual, "Dear learned person! I too carry a thought to know the standards and excellence of our Ashta Diggajas. I would be happy if that wish is accomplished through you Rama Shashtri. You attend the court tomorrow and let there be a professional competition. " Rayalu ordered his courtiers to arrange a guest accommodation to the visitor.

Satisfied Rama Shashtri presenting salutations to the king again and left Bhuvana Vijayam.

The next day, Rama Shashtri presented himself in the court with all preparation. Allasani Peddana, Nandi Thimmana, Rama Raja Bhushanudu, Madaya Gari Mallana, Dhoorjati, Ayyala Raju Rama Bhadrudu, Bhattu Murthy, and Tenali Rama besides full house attendance to watch the competition fill the Bhuvana Vijayam. All the seven among the Ashta Diggajas were tensed with the reputation they heard about Rama Shashtri about his command and expertise in logic, reasoning, and grammar. Shashtri's name is taken with scare and respect, as he defeated those personalities who were graded to be aces in that division of literature. All the seven were nervous thinking whether there is a possibility of winning the visiting scholar or not.

While Shashtri was sitting in all comfort, confidence and the seven of the Ashta Diggajas were worried; Tenali Rama was seated in all ease and pleasant. Tenali after salutations to the King Rayalu and taking his permission started speaking, "Mr Rama Shashtri! Are you good in poetry." Rama Shashtri thinking that as an insult to him was about to enrage on Tenali. However, recollecting that he is present in the royal court of King Rayalu stopped himself from doing so.

Gazing Tenali top to bottom sarcastically said, "Do you think that I am no good at that stupid…verses? Do you consider even that a scholarship? "

Instantly replied Tenali, "That was good to know Mr Rama Shashtri that you are good in stupid poetry. We understood that very well with your words. So nice of you." Shashtri questioned, "Tenali, are there two categories as stupid poetry and bright poetry?"

"That was your statement, Rama Shashtri!" Tenali bounced back, "you asked me whether I think you are no good in stupid verses. That's all right. Let us keep that aside for now, I request you to keep us informed what are you scholar in?"

"I am reputed for my scholarship in logic and grammar. On both the subjects I have excellent command," replied Rama Shashtri.

Tenali innocently said, "Mr Shashtri! For quite some time, I have a doubt in a grammar sequence. Can you clarify, if I ask you that?"

"Sure!" Shashtri answered with all pride and proud filled tone, "you don't have to hesitate any more."

"What is the grammatical rule and theory to be followed for a word, 'Triyambaka' " Ramalinga furnished his suspicion.

Rama Shashtri moved his body as if he was in laughter within. Later, he said that "is that a doubt? Don't you know even that? Tri + Ambaka= Triyambaka. This is known as Dwigu Samasam (A theoretical regulation in Telugu (Andhra) Grammar for combining two meaningful words into one.) God! How is that you are placed so high without knowing such a common basic, strange!" commented Shashtri.

"Hey! Is that all?" Tenali was ready for another bout of sarcasm, "If this is what you know, and can define then your scholarship is like a dead wood."

When the two were about to get into the actual and real round of debate and discussion, King Rayalu stopped them and adjourned the competitive session for the next day, as he was to take care of administrative and other affairs.

News spread in the city like wildfire that Tenali and Rama Shashtri are about to have a literary war in the Bhuvana Vijayam, the next day enthusiasts, scholars, poets, composers and others flooded into the galleries of the court.

When almost all the distinguished personalities of Bhuvana Vijayam including the visitor Rama Shashtri, King Rayalu entered the court and occupied the royal throne. All those present in the court saluted the King and took their respective seats. Tenali was not seen, and noticing this Rama Shashtri grinned within. Sastry thought Ramalinga was scared and was not present. Just then, Tenali carrying something fastened in a nice cloth entered in a hurry and sat after saluting the King and the court.

Those present in the galleries whispered among them looking at Tenali surprisingly. After the King waved for continuation of the debate and discussion, Rama Shashtri questioned, "Tenali can I know what is the title of the book you carried in?" Tenali not hesitating a moment replied, "This is king of standard books titled, 'Tilakashta Mahisha Bandhanam'." Rama Sastry puzzled on hearing such title, curiously he leaned forward and repeated, "What? Tilakashta Mahisha Bandhanam?"

"Yes! Mr Rama Shashtri!" Tenali said, "Tilakashta Mahisha Bandhanam! Haven't you read this book earlier? Presuming that this standard book would be helpful for our debate and discussion, I brought this along."

Rama Shashtri could not figure out what to do. First, he never knew that such books of standards existed, secondly, Tenali brought that along with him. 'What to do if he countered my argument and presented one or the other citations from the book in support of his counter-argument? I will be closed and my skills and expertise, command would never be respected again.' Rama Shashtri thought for a while and decided to do something. Turning towards the King Rayalu he said, "My Lord! Tenali brought Tilakashta Mahisha Bandhanam with him to standardise his argument and counter-argument in the session. That being the case, I should also bring some standard books to support my logic and reasoning. If the King kindly grant me permission to bring those from my guest accommodation, I would return immediately…"

King Rayalu acceded his plea and consented, "It's alright, proceed." Rama Shashtri threw himself out of the court like a whirlwind.

Time was passing by and Rama Shashtri did not return. Rayalu was compelled to postpone the session for the next day, as the session cannot continue without the competitor's presence.

The next morning, again the court was waiting for Rama Shashtri. He never appeared. King Rayalu ordered his soldiers to verify and inform the court about the disappearance of Rama Shashtri. Soldiers returned like a ball hit to the wall and explained that Rama Shashtri in the dark of the night went away with his luggage. Probably this could be the result of the realisation that, he is definite to lose in the debate and discussion. From protecting himself from the humiliation, Rama Shashtri should have left not informing anyone.

The total presence in the Bhuvana Vijayam including King Rayalu could not stop getting into laughter. Looking appraisingly at Tenali, Rayalu said it was an excellent performance.

"Tenali!" Rayalu asked, "Recite to the court some good contents of the book you brought along, Tilakashta Mahisha Bandhanam, to the court."

"Hahahahah…Hahhahaha… " Tenali said, "with all due respects to the King, is that you also mistook this bundle to be a book? Look at this…" and opened the bundle. Again there was hilarity in the court, as it was a book, it was a tender Sesamum plant tied with reign rope for buffalos. Both were fastened in a nice cloth. Looking at the contents of the bundle, there was amusement for the courtiers and onlookers.

Tenali explained, "Tilakashta means a Sesamum plant and Mahisha Bandhanam, a rope used for tying a buffalo, both put together, Tilakashta Mahisha Bandhanam. That is it all. No standards and no books. Rama Shashtri fell into dilemma on hearing this name, he did not try to take the title and think. In all confusion, he fled the city."

King Sri Krishna Deva Rayalu appreciated the intellect of Tenali and felicitated him for protecting the reputation of Bhuvana Vijayam. That was how, Tenali won the battle long before drawing any sword!

"Sikhs Are Not Stupid" Convention.

"Sikhs Are Not Stupid" Convention.



80,000 Sardars meet in a stadium in Punjab for a "Sikhs Are Not Stupid" Convention.


The leader says, "We are all here today to prove to the world that Sikhs are not stupid. Can I have a volunteer?"

A Sardar works his way through the crowd and steps up to the stage.
The leader asks him, "What is 15 plus 15?"
After 15 or 20 seconds he says, "Eighteen!" Obviously everyone is a little disappointed.

Then 80,000 Sardars start cheering, "Give him another chance! Give him another chance!"
The leader says, "Well since we've gone to the trouble of getting 80,000 of you in one place and we have the world-wide press and global broadcast media here, gee, uh, I guess we can give him another chance."



So he asks, "What is 5 plus 5?" After nearly 30 seconds he eventually says, "Ninety?" The leader is quite perplexed, looks down and just lets out a dejected sigh -- everyone is disheartened - the sardar starts crying and the 80,000 men begin to yell and wave their hands shouting, "GIVE HIM ANOTHER CHANCE! GIVE HIM ANOTHER CHANCE!"

The leader, unsure whether or not he is doing more harm than damage, eventually says, "Ok! Ok! Just one more chance-- What is 2 plus 2?"

The man closes his eyes, and after a whole minute eventually says, "Four?"
Throughout the stadium pandemonium breaks out as all 80,000 sardars jump to their feet, wave their arms, stomp their feet and scream...

"GIVE HIM ANOTHER CHANCE! GIVE HIM ANOTHER CHANCE!

Right and Might

Right and Might

WHILE a deer was eating wild fruit, he heard an owl call "Haak, haak" (a spear), and a cricket cry, "Wat" (surrounded) , and, frightened, he fled. In his flight he ran through the trees up into the mountains and into streams. In one of the streams the deer stepped upon a small fish and crushed it almost to death. Then the fish complained to the court, and the deer, owl, cricket, and fish had a lawsuit. In the trial came out this evidence:

As the deer fled, he ran into some dry grass, and the seed fell into the eye of a wild chicken, and the pain of the seed in the eye of the chicken caused it to fly up against a nest of red ants. Alarmed, the red ants flew out to do battle, and in their haste, bit a mongoose. The mongoose ran into a vine of wild fruit and shook several pieces of it on the head of a hermit who sat thinking under a tree. "Why did you, O fruit, fall on my head?" cried the hermit. The fruit answered: "We did not wish to fall; a mongoose ran against our vine and threw us down." And the hermit asked, " O mongoose, why did you throw the fruit?" The mongoose answered: "I did not wish to throw down the fruit, but the red ants bit me, and I ran against the vine." The hermit asked, " O ants, why did you bite the mongoose?" The red ants replied: "The hen flew against our nest and angered us." The hermit asked: " O hen, why did you fly against the red ants' nest?" And the hen replied: "The seed fell into my eyes and hurt me." And the hermit asked, " O seed, why did you fall into the hen's eyes?" And the seed replied: "The deer shook me down." The hermit said unto the deer, "O deer, why did you shake down the seed?" The deer answered: "I did not wish to do it, but the owl called, frightening me, and I ran." "O owl," asked the hermit, "why did you frighten the deer?" The owl replied: "I called, but as I am accustomed to call---the cricket, too, called."

Having heard the evidence, the judge said, "The cricket must replace the crushed parts of the fish and make it well," as he, the cricket, had called and frightened the deer. The cricket was smaller and weaker than the owl or the deer, therefore had to bear the penalty


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The Lord Krishna and the Lapwing's Nest

The Lord Krishna and the Lapwing's Nest

IT was the battle of Kurukshetra. The white conch shells were about to sound, the elephants to march forward, and the attack of the archers to commence. The moment was brief and terrible. Banners were flying, and the charioteers preparing for the advance. Suddenly a little lapwing, who had built her nest in the turf of a hillock in the midst of the battlefield, drew the attention of the Lord Krishna by her cries of anxiety and distress for her young. "Poor little mother!" he said tenderly, "let this be thy protection!" And, lifting a great elephant-bell that had fallen near, he placed it over the lapwing's nest. And so, through the eighteen days of raging battle that followed, a lapwing and her nestlings were kept in safety in their nest, by the mercy of the lord, even in the midst of the raging field of Kurukshetra.

The Peacock and the Tortoise

The Peacock and the Tortoise

ONCE upon a time a peacock and a tortoise became great friends. The peacock lived on a tree on the banks of the stream in which the tortoise had his home; and daily the peacock after he had a drink of water danced near the stream and displayed his gay plumage for the amusement of his friend. One unfortunate day, a bird-catcher who was on the prowl caught the peacock and was about taking him away to the market. The unhappy bird begged of his captor to allow him to bid his friend the tortoise good-bye, as it would be the last time he would see him. The bird-catcher allowed him his prayer and took him to the tortoise, who was greatly moved to see his friend a captive. The tortoise asked the bird-catcher to let the peacock go; but he laughed at the request, saying that was his means of livelihood. The tortoise then said, "If I make you a handsome present, will you let my friend go?" "Certainly," answered the bird-catcher, that is all I want." Whereupon the tortoise dived into the water and in a few seconds came up with a handsome pearl, which, to the great astonishment of the bird-catcher, he handed to him. This was beyond his expectabons, and he let the peacock go immediately. A short time after, the avaricious man came back and told the tortoise that he thought he had not paid enough for the release of his friend, and threatened that, unless a match to that pearl was obtained for him, he would again catch the peacock. The tortoise, who had already advised his friend to betake himself to a distant jungle on being set free, was greatly enraged at the greed of this man. "Well," said the tortoise, "if you insist on having another pearl like it, give it to me and I will fish you out an exact match for it." The cupidity of the bird-catcher prevented his reasoning that "one in the hand was equal to two in the bed of the stream," and he speedily gave the pearl to the wily tortoise, who swam out with it saying, "I am no fool to take one and give two!" and forthwith disappeared, leaving the bird-catcher to be sorry ever after for his covetousness.

The Man in the Moon

The Man in the Moon

THERE was a blacksmith once who complained: "I am not well, and my work is too warm. I want to be a stone on the mountain. There it must be cool, for the wind blows and the trees give a shade." A wise man who had power over all things replied: "Go you, be a stone." And he was a stone, high up on the mountain-side. It happened that a stone-cutter came that way for a stone, and when he saw the one that had been the blacksmith, he knew that it was what he sought, and he began to cut it. The stone cried out: "This hurts! I no longer want to be a stone. A stone-cutter I want to be. That would be pleasant." The wise man, humoring him, said, "Be a cutter." Thus he became a stone-cutter, and as he went seeking suitable stone, he grew tired, and his feet were sore. He whimpered, " I no longer want to cut stone. I would be the sun; that would be pleasant." The wise man commanded, " Be the sun." And he was the sun. But the sun was warmer than the blacksmith, than a stone, than a stone-cutter, and he complained, "I do not like this. I would be the moon. It looks cool." The wise man spake yet again, "Be the moon." And he was the moon. "This is warmer than being the sun," murmured he, "for the light from the sun shines on me ever. I do not want to be the moon. I would be a smith again. That, verily, is the best life." But the wise man replied, " I am weary of your changing. You wanted to be the moon; the moon you are, and it you will remain."

And in yon high heaven lives he to this day.

The Seven Weavers and The Field of Flax

SEVEN weavers once started on a moonlight journey. They had not gone very far from their home when they lost the road. After trying to find their way, they came to a field of flax, which they took to be a river, as the field was in flower, and they fancied the blue color of the flower to be that of water. They stripped themselves and began swimming. After hard labor, they got across. To make certain that no one was drowned, they took the precaution of counting themselves before resuming their journey; but they discovered that one of them was missing, as each forgot to count himself. Grieved at the loss of one of their company, they had not the heart to pursue their journey, but returned home.

eating grass?"

A man was riding in the back of his limo when he saw a man eating grass by the roadside. He ordered his driver to stop and he got out to investigate.
"Why are you eating grass?" he asked the man. "i don't have any money for food" the poor man replied.
"oh please come to my home" said the rich man.
"but sir, I have a wife and 4 children".
"bring them along!" the rich man said.
They all climbed in the limo and half way away the poor fellow said, "Sir you are too kind. Thank you for taking us all in".
The rich man replied, "No, you don't understand. The grass at my house is over 3 feet tall!"

The Story of the Jealous Cousin

The Story of the Jealous Cousin
Devadatta was Buddha's first cousin, and was always jealous of him. Buddha had left his home in Kapilavatthu as a young prince. When he became enlightened, he traveled far and wide spreading his teachings. When Buddha visited his home at Kapilavatthu , the Sakyans joined him because they liked what he taught. His jealous cousin, Devadatta, also joined Buddha. He learnt many things from Buddha, and got some magical powers too. But, he always was jealous of Buddha and the way people liked him.

Devadatta was cunning. Once he visited the crown prince of Magadha janpada , Ajatsattu, and showed him his magical powers. Ajatsattu was impressed and started to help him. When Devadatta came back to Kapilavatthu , he spread the word around that he was better than Buddha. But everybody loved Buddha. Devadatta got mad at the people because they did not support him.

Devadatta went back to Magadha and told Ajatsattu to kill his own brother, Bimbisara, and grab the throne. Devadatta wanted Bimbisara killed because he supported Buddha. Devadutta also hired sixteen archers to kill Buddha. But the archers became Buddha's followers when they heard him speak, because he was so nice and pure.

The cunning Devadatta then hurled a huge rock from a mountain when Buddha was walking down the slope. But, magically, two huge rocks came in the way and stopped the hurled rock. Devadatta could not believe what he saw! Devadatta then got a rogue elephant and set it among the people. Everybody screamed and ran away. Buddha calmly kept walking towards the elephant. When the elephant was about to trample a little baby on the street, Buddha touched the elephant on its forehead, which at once cooled down the elephant. The wild animal bowed before Buddha in respect.

People came to know how cunning and mean Devadatta had been. They all ran him out of town.

Moral : Jealousy makes people blind. They have to pay the price, as Devadatta did in the end.

Mumbai Stock Market....Very very good example

Mumbai Stock Market....Very very good example

*Once upon a time in a Indian village, a Bhaniya gentleman appeared and
Announced to the villagers that he would buy monkeys for Rs. 10/-**

The villagers seeing that there were many monkeys around, went out to the
Forest and started catching them.

The Bhaniya gentleman bought thousands at Rs. 10/- and as supply started to
Diminish, the villagers stopped their effort. He further announced that he
Would now buy at Rs. 20/- This renewed the efforts of the villagers
And** **they
Started catching monkeys again.**

Soon the supply diminished even further and people started going back to
Their farms. The offer rate increased to Rs. 25/- and the supply of monkeys
Became so little that it was an effort to even see a monkey, let alone catch
It!

The Bhaniya gentleman now announced that he would buy monkeys at Rs50!
However, since he had to go to the city on some business, his maharashtrian
Assistant would now buy on behalf of him.

In the absence of the Bhaniya gentleman, the marathi assistant told the
Villagers. Look at all these monkeys in the big cage that the man has
Collected. I will sell them to you at Rs35 and when the man returns from the
City, you can sell it to him for Rs. 50/-

The villagers squeezed up with all their savings and bought all the monkeys.

Then they never saw the Bhaniya nor his assistant, only monkeys
Everywhere!! !

**Welcome to the 'Stock' Market at Mumbai!!!!!*

Soul Touching Poem MUST read .................

It may be a repeat but very touching and true and so worth another read!!!




Soul Touching Poem MUST read ............ .....



I went to a party Mom,
I remembered what you said.
You told me not to drink, Mom,
So I drank soda instead.



I really felt proud inside, Mom,
The way you said I would.
I didn't drink and drive, Mom,
Even though the others said I should.



I know I did the right thing, Mom,
I know you are always right..
Now the party is finally ending, Mom,
As everyone is driving out of sight..



As I got into my car, Mom,
I knew I'd get home in one piece.
Because of the way you raised me,
So responsible and sweet.



I started to drive away, Mom,
But as I pulled out into the road,
The other car didn't see me, Mom,
And hit me like a load.



As I lay there on the pavement, Mom,
I hear the policeman say,
"The other guy is drunk," Mom,
And now I'm the one who will pay.



I'm lying here dying, Mom....
I wish you'd get here soon.
How could this happen to me, Mom?
My life just burst like a balloon.



There is blood all around me, Mom,
And most of it is mine.
I hear the medic say, Mom,
I'll die in a short time.



I just wanted to tell you, Mom,
I swear I didn't drink.
It was the others, Mom.
The others didn't think.



He was probably at the same party as I.
The only difference is, he drank
And I will die.



Why do people drink, Mom?
It can ruin your whole life.
I'm feeling sharp pains now.
Pains just like a knife.



The guy who hit me is walking, Mom,
And I don't think it's fair.
I'm lying here dying
And all he can do is stare.



Tell my brother not to cry, Mom.
Tell Daddy to be brave.
And when I go to heaven, Mom,
Put "GOOD BOY " on my grave.



Someone should have told him, Mom,
Not to drink and drive.
If only they had told him, Mom,
I would still be alive.



My breath is getting shorter, Mom.
I'm becoming very scared.
Please don't cry for me, Mom.
When I needed you, you were always there.



I have one last question, Mom.
Before I say good bye.
I didn't drink and drive,
So why am I the one to die?


Your drinking definitely spoil your health, likely some one else besides you to llose life.

Asset Bubble

Asset Bubble
Once there was a little island country. The land of this country was the tiny island itself. The total money in circulation was 2 dollar as there were only two pieces of 1 dollar coins circulating around.

1) There were 3 citizens living on this island country. A owned the land. B and C each owned 1 dollar.

2) B decided to purchase the land from A for 1 dollar. So, A and C now each own 1 dollar while B owned a piece of land that is worth 1 dollar.

The net asset of the country = 3 dollar.

3) C thought that since there is only one piece of land in the country and land is non produceable asset, its value must definitely go up. So, he borrowed 1 dollar from A and together with his own 1 dollar, he bought the land from B for 2 dollar.

A has a loan to C of 1 dollar, so his net asset is 1 dollar.

B sold his land and got 2 dollar, so his net asset is 2 dollar.

C owned the piece of land worth 2 dollar but with his 1 dollar debt to A, his net asset is 1 dollar.

The net asset of the country = 4 dollar.

4) A saw that the land he once owned has risen in value. He regretted selling it. Luckily, he has a 1 dollar loan to C. He then borrowed 2 dollar from B and and acquired the land back from C for 3 dollar. The payment is by 2 dollar cash (which he borrowed) and cancellation of the 1 dollar loan to C.

As a result, A now owned a piece of land that is worth 3 dollar. But since he owed B 2 dollar, his net asset is 1 dollar.

B loaned 2 dollar to A. So his net asset is 2 dollar.

C now has the 2 coins. His net asset is also 2 dollar.

The net asset of the country = 5 dollar.

A bubble is building up.

(5) B saw that the value of land kept rising. He also wanted to own the land. So he bought the land from A for 4 dollar. The payment is by borrowing 2 dollar from C and cancellation of his 2 dollar loan to A.

As a result, A has got his debt cleared and he got the 2 coins. His net asset is 2 dollar.

B owned a piece of land that is worth 4 dollar but since he has a debt of 2 dollar with C, his net Asset is 2 dollar.

C loaned 2 dollar to B, so his net asset is 2 dollar.

The net asset of the country = 6 dollar.

Even though, the country has only one piece of land and 2 Dollar in circulation.

(6) Everybody has made money and everybody felt happy and prosperous.

(7) One day an evil wind blowed.

An evil thought came to C's mind. "Hey, what if the land price stop going up, how could B repay my loan. There is only 2 dollar in circulation, I think after all the land that B owns is worth at most 1 dollar only."

A also thought the same.

(8) Nobody wanted to buy land anymore. In the end, A owns the 2 dollar coins, his net asset is 2 dollar. B owed C 2 dollar and the land he owned which he thought worth 4 dollar is now 1 dollar. His net asset become -1 dollar.

C has a loan of 2 dollar to B. But it is a bad debt. Although his net asset is still 2 dollar, his Heart is palpitating.

The net asset of the country = 3 dollar again.

Who has stolen the 3 dollar from the country?

Of course, before the bubble burst B thought his land worth 4 dollar. Actually, right before the collapse, the net asset of the country was 6 dollar in paper. His net asset is still 2 dollar, his heart is palpitating.

The net asset of the country = 3 dollar again.

(9) B had no choice but to declare bankruptcy. C as to relinquish his 2 dollar bad debt to B but in return he acquired the land which is worth 1 dollar now.

A owns the 2 coins, his net asset is 2 dollar. B is bankrupt, his net asset is 0 dollar. (B lost everything) C got no choice but end up with a land worth only 1 dollar (C lost one dollar) The net asset of the country = 3 dollar.

END OF THE STORY

There is however a redistribution of wealth.

A is the winner, B is the loser, C is lucky that he is spared.

Moral:
A few points worth noting -

(1) When a bubble is building up, the debt of individual in a country to one another is also building up.

(2) This story of the island is a close system whereby there is no other country and hence no foreign debt. The worth of the asset can only be calculated using the island's own currency. Hence, there is no net loss.

(3) An over damped system is assumed when the bubble burst, meaning the land's value did not go down to below 1 dollar.

(4) When the bubble burst, the fellow with cash is the winner. The fellows having the land or extending loan to others are the loser. The asset could shrink or in worst case, they go bankrupt.

(5) If there is another citizen D either holding a dollar or another piece of land but refrain to take part in the game. At the end of the day, he will neither win nor lose. But he will see the value of his money or land go up and down like a see saw.

(6) When the bubble was in the growing phase, everybody made money.

(7) If you are smart and know that you are living in a growing bubble, it is worthwhile to borrow money (like A ) and take part in the game. But you must know when you should change everything back to cash.

(8) Instead of land, the above applies to stocks as well.

(9) The actual worth of land or stocks depend largely on psychology.

I am your Servant not Carrots

I am your Servant not Carrots


Once a merchant came to King Akbar's court and offered many gifts to the King. In that there was a bagful of carrots.

Carrot was the newest vegetable (hitherto unseen) to that place. Palace Chef made every recipe with a dash of carrot. Carrot took the very special place in the dinner of the day. The dinner was very delicious

Tasting the carrot for the first time, Akbar became joyous and his happiness knew no bounds. "There would be no better vegetable than Carrots in the creation of God", praised the King. The next seater Birbal "Yes my Lord Carrot is the most wonderful vegetable that I have ever seen" joined praising alongwith the King.

King Akbar himself got so much pleased with the vegetable and everyday wouldn't pass without carrot-made recipe. Almost every dish would have the carrot in one form or another like grated or minced.

Days passed by . By daily taking the carrot flavoured foods King Akbar got some kind of aversion to the vegetable now. One day he got fully tensed against the carrot on seeing it served on the table. He immediately fall upon the serving assistants, "Take away, Take away, is this a vegetable worth serving here" Saying this he turned to Birbal.

Now Birbal told the King Akbar, "Yes my Lord, this is the worst vegetable, it is not even fit to be called as a vegetable"

King Akbar gave a momentary thought for a while and said, "Birbal, the other day you were praising a lot for this vegetable How come today you are talking against it"

Birbal humbly said, "Lord Yes you are right my Lord, I am your servant and not carrot's."

Spouse from God

Spouse from God


Years ago, I asked God to give me a spouse, "You don't own because you didn't ask" God said. Not only I asked for a spouse but also explained what kind of spouse I wanted. I want a nice, tender, forgiving, passionate, honest, peaceful, generous, understanding, pleasant, warm, intelligent, humorous, attentive, compassionate and truthful. I even mentioned the physical characteristics I dreamt about.

As time went by I added the required list of my wanted spouse. One night, in my prayer, God talked to my heart: "My servant, I cannot give you what you want."

I asked, "Why God?" and God said "Because I am God and I am fair. God is the truth and all I do are true and right."

I asked "God, I don't understand why I cannot have what I ask from you?"

God answered, "I will explain. It is not fair and right for Me to fulfill your demand because I cannot give something that is not your ownself. It is not fair to give someone who is full of love to you if sometimes you are still hostile, or to give you someone generous but sometimes you can be cruel, or someone forgiving; however, you still hide revenge, someone sensitive;however, you are very insensitive…."

He then said to me: "It is better for Me to give you someone who I know could grow to have all qualities you are searching rather than to make you waste your time to find someone who already have the qualities you want. Your spouse would be bone from your bone and flesh from your flesh and you will see yourself in her and both of you will be one. Marriage is like a school. It is a life-long span education. It is where you and your partner make adjustment and aim not merely to please each other,but to be better human beings and to make a solid teamwork. I do not give you a perfect partner, because you are not perfect either. I give you a partner with whom you would grow together"

Computers are Female or male

Five reasons to believe computers are Female:

No one but the Creator understands their internal logic.
The native language they use to communicate with other computers is incomprehensible to everyone else.
The message "Bad command or file name" is about as informative as "If you don't know why I'm mad at you, then I'm certainly not going to tell you."
Even your smallest mistakes are stored in long-term memory for later retrieval.
As soon as you make a commitment to one, you find yourself spending half your salary on accessories for it.
Five reasons to believe computers are male:

They have a lot of data, but are still clueless.
They are supposed to help you solve problems, but half the time they ARE the problem.
As soon as you commit to one you realize that, if you had waited a little longer, you could have obtained a better model.
Big power surges knock them out for the rest of the night.
They can only do one thing at a time and only if you ask them in the right way.

Health in Your Hand: Ten Mudras for Amazing Health Benefits

Health in Your Hand: Ten Mudras for Amazing Health Benefits


Mudras are very powerful. If you practice these mudras regularly you can see the wonderful health benefits.

1. Gyan Mudra (Mudra of Knowledge):

Method:
Touch the tip of the thumb to the tip of the index finger, with the other three fingers stretched out.

Specialty:
As it is a mudra of knowledge, it enhances the knowledge. The tip of thumb has centers of pituitary and endocrine glands. When we press these centers by index finger the two glands work actively.

Time duration:
There is no particular time duration for this mudra. You can practice by sitting, standing or lying on bed whenever and wherever you have time.

Benefits:
· Increases memory power and sharpens the brain
· Enhances concentration and prevents Insomnia
· If we practice it regularly, it will cure all psychological disorders like Mental, Hysteria, Anger and Depression

2. Prithvi Mudra (Mudra of Earth):


Method:
Tip of the ring finger touches the tip of the thumb, with the other three fingers stretched out.

Specialty:
It reduces all physical weaknesses.

Time Duration:
It has no particular time duration. You can practice it any time you want.

Benefits:
· It helps to increase the weight for weak people
· It improves the complexion of skin and makes the skin to glow
· It makes the body active by keeping it healthy

3. Varuna Mudra (Mudra of Water):


Method:
Tip of little finger touches the tip of thumb, with the other three fingers stretched out.

Specialty:
It balances the water content and prevents all diseases which come due to lack of water.

Time Duration:
It has no specific time duration and one can practice it according to their time.

Benefits:
· It retains clarity in blood by balancing water content in the body
· Prevents the pains of Gastroenteritis and Muscle Shrinkage

4. Vayu Mudra (Mudra of Air):


Method:
Keep the index finger on the base of the thumb and press with thumb keeping the other three fingers straight.

Specialty:
It prevents all the diseases that occur due to the imbalance of the air.

Time Duration:
The practice of this mudra for 45 minutes reduces the severity of the disease in 12 to 24 hours. For better results practice it for two months.

Benefits:
· It cures Rheumatism, Arthritis, Gout, Parkinson's disease and paralysis without any medicine
· It is useful for Cervical Spondilytis, paralysis to face and catching of nerve in neck
· It corrects the disorder of gas in the stomach

5. Shunya Mudra (Mudra of Emptiness):


Method:
Keep the middle finger at the mount of Venus and press it with thumb.

Specialty:
It reduces the dullness in our body.

Time Duration:
One can practice it for 40 to 60 minutes daily until to be cured from the disease.

Benefits:
· It relieves an earache within 4 or 5 minutes
· It is useful for the deaf and mentally challenged, but not for inborn ones.

6. Surya Mudra (Mudra of Sun):


Method:
Bend the ring finger and press it with thumb.

Specialty:
It sharpens the center in thyroid gland.

Time Duration:
Practice it daily twice for 5 to 15 minutes.

Benefits:
· It reduces cholesterol in body and helps in reducing weight
· It reduces anxiety
· It corrects indigestion problems

7. Prana Mudra (Mudra of Life):


Method:
Bend ring finger and little finger and touch the tip of thumb with their tips keeping the remaining two fingers stretched.

Specialty:
As it is the mudra of life, it improves the power of life. Weak people become strong. It reduces the clamps in blood vessels. If we practice it regularly, we will become active.

Time Duration:
No specific time duration. One can practice it any time.

Benefits:
· It improves immunity
· Improves the power of eyes and reduces eye related diseases
· It removes the vitamin deficiency and fatigue

8. Apana Mudra (Mudra of Digestion):


Method:
The tips of middle finger and ring finger touch the tip of thumb while the other two fingers are stretched out.

Specialty:
It plays an important role in our health as it regulates the excretory system.

Time Duration:
Practice it daily for 45 minutes, but practice for longer time yields more benefits.

Benefits:
· It regulates diabetes
· It cures constipation and piles
· It helps excreting the normal waste regularly

9. Apana Vayu Mudra (Mudra of Heart):


Method:
The tips of the middle finger and ring finger touch the tip of thumb, while the index finger touches the base of thumb and little finger stretched out.

Specialty:
It benefits the heart. It works like injection in the reduction of heart attack. It is as powerful as sorbitate tablet. It reduces the gas content in body.


Time Duration:
Practice it as many times as you can. Heart patients and BP patients can practice it for 15 minutes daily twice for better results.

Benefits:
· It strengthens the heart and regularizes palpitation
· It regulates excretory system
· It redeems gastric trouble

10. Linga Mudra (Mudra of Heat):


Method:
Interlock the fingers of both the hands and keep the thumb of the left hand vertically straight and encircle it with the thumb and the index finger of the right hand..

Specialty:
It generates heat in our body. Take milk, ghee, more water and fruit juices in addition to practice of this mudra for much benefits.

Time Duration:
Practice it any time you want. But don't practice it a lot as it produces heat in the body. It can cause sweating even in winter if you practice it longer.

Benefits:
· It stops production of phlegm and gives power to lungs
· It cures severe cold and bronchial infection
· It invigorates the body

Begger expense

A man walks past a beggar every day and gives him Rs.10 and that Continues for a year. Then suddenly the daily donation changes to Rs. 7.50

"Well," the beggar thinks, "it's still better than nothing."

A year passes in this way until the man's daily sedonation suddenly becomes Rs. 5.

"What's going on now?" the beggar asks his donor.

"First you give me Rs. 10 every day, then Rs. 7,50 and now only Rs. 5. What's the problem?"

"Well," the man says, "last year my eldest son went to university. It's very expensive, so I had to cut costs. This year my eldest daughter also went to university, so I had to cut my expenses even further."

"And how many children do you have?" the beggar asks.

"Four," the man replies.

"Well," says the beggar, "I hope you don't plan to educate them all at my expense."

Tickets Please

Tickets Please
Three engineers and three accountants were traveling by train to a
conference. At the station, the three accountants each bought tickets
and watched as the three engineers bought only one ticket.

"How are three people going to travel on only one ticket?" asked
an accountant.

"Watch and you'll see", answered an engineer.

They all boarded the train. The accountants took their respective
seats, but the three engineers all crammed into a rest room and closed
the door behind them. Shortly after the train departed, the conductor
came around collecting tickets. He knocked on the restroom door and
said, "Ticket, please".

The door opened just a crack and a single arm emerged with a ticket
in hand.

The conductor took it and moved on.

The accountants saw this and agreed it was a quite clever idea. So,
after the conference, the accountants decide to copy the engineers
on the return trip and save some money (being clever with money, and
all that). When they got to the station, they bought a single ticket
for the return trip. To their astonishment, the engineers didn't buy
a ticket at all.

"How are you going to ride without a ticket"? said one perplexed
accountant.

"Watch and you'll see", answered an engineer.

When they boarded the train, the three accountants crammed into a
restroom and the three engineers crammed into another one nearby.
The train departed. Shortly afterward, one of the engineers left
his restroom and walked over to the restroom where the accountants
were hiding. He knocked on the door and said, "Ticket, please".

KNOW UR Value...

KNOW UR Value....!

A well-known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a Rupee 500 note.





In the room of 200, he asked, "Who would like this Rupee 500 note?"

Hands started going up. He said, "I am going to give this note to one of you
but first let me do this." He proceeded to crumple the note up.
He then asked, "Who still wants it?"

Still the hands were up in the air.

"Well," he replied, "What if I do this?" And he dropped it on the ground and
started to grind it into the floor with his shoe. He picked it up, now all
crumpled and dirty. "Now who still wants it?"
Still the hands went into the air.

"My friends, you have all learned a very valuable lesson.
No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not
decrease in value. It was still worth Rupee 500/-.

Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt
by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. We feel as
though we are worthless.
But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose
your value.

You are special. Don't ever forget it! Never let yesterday's disappointments overshadow tomorrow's dreams.

" VALUE HAS A VALUE ONLY IF ITS VALUE IS VALUED"

BLOOD SPEAKS: DOES YOURS ????‏

Intersting!. .Check yours!



BLOOD SPEAKS: DOES YOURS ????


BLOOD GROUP O BLOOD GROUP A BLOOD GROUP B BLOOD GROUP AB
In a nutshell Cannot stand people who hide the truth Pessimistic and too sensitive Cannot take orders easily Romantic and sentimental
Basic Behavior Make objectives clear Careful about decision-making Make decisions fast Extremely practical
Possess great deal of confidence Make things clear in black and white Can be flexible Excellent in analyses
Honest, optimistic and energetic Care too much about social rules and standards Do not care about rules Give fair criticisms
Respect scientific and practical findings Cannot decide when it comes to important issues
Tolerance Strength and endurance depend on their aim High tolerance for physical or repetitive work Maintain the longest interest in what they do Try to be hard-working
Give up easily if they find the job meaningless Cannot take changes easily Seem impatient Tend to be impatient
Lose interest in a hobby easily Dislike repetitious work
How do they see their future and past? Positive about the past, thus do not regret about the past Try hard to forget the past Hard to forget recent affairs, but able to forget past and memories Sentimental about the past
Seek financial stability for the future Pessimistic about the future More concern about the immediate problems than anything else
How do they express their emotions? Usually stable and calm Able to display cool outlook even though angry Expressive Sentimental
Sensitive towards sincerity Short-tempered Cool and objective Usually cool and steady, but can get upset with an immediate, unsolved problem
Give frank, direct opinions Take longer to heal a broken heart Although joke a lot, could actually be very shy Can get moody easily
Sensitive to others' opinions Change moods like the weather
Cannot stop complaining when they are upset
How do they work? Ability to concentrate vary from time to time, depending on aim Perfectionist Creative and possess new ideas Able to handle a wide scope of jobs
Mostly prefer to lead Handle one thing at a time Cannot differentiate between work and hobby Value hard work
Can overlook details Work a line between work and personal affairs Cannot take orders Quick in understanding
Highly responsible Do not hesitate to introduce innovative changes and are not worried about theirs criticisms Not highly responsible and unable to follow-up on a project until its completion
Tend to choose hobbies which help them release stress Tend to be artistic in approach

Whar Group r u ....?
............ ......... ......... ...

Hilarious Jokes

Man: Is there any way for long life?
Dr: Get married.
Man: Will it help?
Dr: No, but the thought of long life will never come.
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Why do couples hold hands during their wedding?
It's a formality just like two boxers shaking hands before the fight begins!

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Wife: Darling today is our anniversary, what should we do?
Husband: Let us stand in silence for 2 minutes.
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It's funny when people discuss Love Marriage vs Arranged.
It's like asking someone, if suicide is better or being murdered.
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It is difficult to understand GOD. He makes such beautiful things as women
and then he turns them into Wives.
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If u r married please ignore this msg,
for everyone else: Happy Independence Day
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Before marriage, a man will lie awake all night thinking about something you
say.
After marriage, he'll fall asleep before you finish.
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There's a way of transferring funds that is even faster than electronic
banking.
It's called marriage.
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Girlfriends r like chocolates,
taste good anytime.
Lovers r like PIZZAS, Hot n spicy, eaten frequently.
Husbands r like leftovers, eaten when there's no choice.
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Man receives telegram: Wife dead-should be buried or cremated?
Man: Don't take any chances. Burn the body and bury the ash.
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Q: Why dogs don't marry?
A: Because they are already leading a dog's life!
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There was this guy who told his woman that he loved her so much that he
would
go through hell for her. They got married and now he is going thru hell.
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Fact of life: One woman brings you into this world crying & the other
ensures you
continue to do so for the rest of your life!
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Q: Why doesn't law permit a man to marry a second woman?
A: Because as per law you cannot be punished twice for the same offence!
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Here comes the Ultimate One :)
Prospective husband: Do you have a book called 'Man, The Master of Women'?
Salesgirl: The fiction department is on the other side, sir.


A new firefighter was being trained by an old fire chief.

"How would you react if a sudden fire flared up on the front of the building?" asked the fire chief.

"Break out a fire hose and start spraying it, chief." answered the new firefighter.

"How would you react if another fire flared up in the back of the building?" asked the fire chief.

"Break out another fire hose and start spraying it, chief." answered the new firefighter.

"And if another huge fire flared up in the basement, how would you react?" asked the fire chief.

"Break out another fire hose." answered the new firefighter.

"Now wait a minute, son," said the fire chief. "Where are all these fire hoses coming from?"

The new firefighter answered, "The same place where all of the fires are coming from, chief."


The two snooty women were sitting in the living room, waiting for their hostess, who was slightly delayed in another room. The daughter of the family was with the two women, on the theory that she would keep the visitors occupied during the wait. The child was about six years old. She was snub nosed, spotted with splotchy freckles, buck toothed, and bespectacled. She maintained a deep silence and the two ladies peered doubtfully at her. Finally, one of the women muttered to the other, "She's not very p-r-e-t-t-y, is she?" Whereupon the child piped up, "Maybe not, but I'm very s-m-a-r-t and I can s-p-e-l-l."




After making a trip of South India, Santa Singh, his wife and his son were returning to Punjab in Kerala Express. Santa Singh was occupying the lower berth, his wife the middle berth and his son the top most berth in the train. When the train stopped at one of the stations on the way back the son requested Santa Singh to bring him a cup of Ice cream to which Santa readily agreed. When Santa and his son returned they found that a South Indian who couldn't understand Hindi had occupied his son's berth.Outraged, Santa Singh called the TT and asked him to help. TT requested that he could not understand Hindi/Punjabi so it would be better if Santa Singh explained the whole situation to him in English.

Santa Singh explained, "That man sleeping on top of my wife is not giving birth to my child."


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Santa and Banta work in a software company. One day, they were to move their computers to another building. Banta was having a tough time carrying his machine.

Santa : "My Computer has 250GB disk. See how easily I am carrying it. Yours has just 120 GB. Can't you carry even this much?"
Banta : "But yours is empty and my disk is full"!!!


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While visiting Santa's house, Banta noticed that he had replaced his usual TV with a smaller model.Thinking that perhaps the larger set has broken down, Banta asked why the small one was there.
"Oh," Santa replied, "I have decided to watch less TV."


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Banta: You cheated me with this radio.
Santa (shop keeper): No, I sold a good radio to you.
Banta: Radio label shows 'Made in Japan' but the radio says

'This is all India Radio'!



Banta as the carpenter



Banta was a carpenter on a building site, he rushed up to the site engineer. "Sir, Sir!" he cried, "Someone just dropped a knife from the top of the scaffold and sliced my ear off!"



The site engineer immediately organized a search party to find the ear in the hope that micro-surgeon would be able to sew it on again, if it was well-preserved in ice and taken immediately to the hospital in a thermos flask.



"Here it is!" cried one of the searchers, waving an ear.



"No, that s not it," said the injured Banta, "mine had a pencil behind it!"

Swami Vivekanandas Wisdom

Swami Vivekananda' s Wisdom

When I asked God for strength, He gave me Difficult situations to Face
When I asked God for Brain Brawn, He gave me Puzzles in Life to solve
When I asked God for Happiness, He showed me some unhappy people
When I asked God for Wealth, He showed me how to work hard
When I asked God for Favors, He showed me opportunities to work hard
When I asked God for Peace, He showed me how to help others

GOD GAVE ME NOTHING I WANTED, HE GAVE ME EVERYTHING I NEEDED

Intelligent‏

Once president BUSH went to a school. After have a brief talk with the children he asked them if they had any questions to ask him.

One boy raised his hand and stood up.

Bush: whats your name

John: john

Bush: whats your question

John: sir I have three questions


1) why did America attack Iraq without the approval of UNO

2) where is Osama

3) why do America support Pakistan so much



Bush: you are an intelligent student john..(just then the bell for recess rang).

oh dear students we will continue after the recess is over.


After the recess

Bush: ok children where were we? Yes, so anybody wants to ask any question?

Peter raises his hand

Bush :Whats your name?

Peter : sir I have 5 questions.

1) Why did America attack iraqwithout the approval of UNO

2) Where is osama

3) Why do America support Pakistan so much

4) Why did recess bell rang 20 mins before the scheduled time

5) Where is JOHN?
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Mere adulation is poor adoration

Mere adulation is poor adoration



Akbar as we all know is one of the greatest Moghal Emperors. He was a lover of mankind and respected the great and pious souls of all religions.



He had heard of Guru Nanak's reputation and his attempts to unite the Hindus and the Muslims. He desired to welcome him and honour him in his court. So he sent word to him through his minister, paying his respects and requesting him to grace his court. Guru Nanak replied to the minister: "I shall only respond to the call of God, the Emperor of Emperors and shall enter only His court."



The minister conveyed this message to the Emperor. Akbar's respect for Guru Nanak increased and so he sent word again to meet him at the mosque at least. Nanak consented and did come to the mosque at the appointed hour. Both Akbar and Nanak were welcomed by the mullah with due honour. According to the custom, the mullah should say the prayers first. So he sat on his knees and prayed loudly. Nanak laughed loudly. All the Muslims in the temple got angry but dared not say anything because of the Emperor's presence. Then Akbar sat on his knees and prayed. Nanak at once laughed even more loudly. The atmosphere in the mosque was becoming tense. The faces of the devotees became red and their lips twitched to pounce upon Nanak. Akbar controlled them by way of silent gesture. Both of them came out. Akbar questioned Nanak with all humility: "Oh revered one! may I know why you laughed loudly during the prayer session? Does it become you?"



Guru Nanak replied: "Oh king, how could I withhold my laughter when I could see clearly that neither the mullah nor your majesty where thinking of God while praying. The mullah was thinking of his ailing son and you were thinking of the pair of beautiful Arabian horses that were gifted to you. Is it worthy of either the mullah or your majesty to call that prayer? Is it not hypocrisy? The mullah and emperor sought pardon from Nanak and thanked him for opening their eyes to their own weakness.



Remember that prayer is not just a string of words of praise to God to be recited mechanically. It is an earnest attempt to awaken and arouse the divinity in us. We should say prayers with full concentration. What matters is the feeling, not either the voice or words. "Mere adulation is poor adoration".






Akbar as we all know is one of the greatest Moghal Emperors. He was a lover of mankind and respected the great and pious souls of all religions.



He had heard of Guru Nanak's reputation and his attempts to unite the Hindus and the Muslims. He desired to welcome him and honour him in his court. So he sent word to him through his minister, paying his respects and requesting him to grace his court. Guru Nanak replied to the minister: "I shall only respond to the call of God, the Emperor of Emperors and shall enter only His court."



The minister conveyed this message to the Emperor. Akbar's respect for Guru Nanak increased and so he sent word again to meet him at the mosque at least. Nanak consented and did come to the mosque at the appointed hour. Both Akbar and Nanak were welcomed by the mullah with due honour. According to the custom, the mullah should say the prayers first. So he sat on his knees and prayed loudly. Nanak laughed loudly. All the Muslims in the temple got angry but dared not say anything because of the Emperor's presence. Then Akbar sat on his knees and prayed. Nanak at once laughed even more loudly. The atmosphere in the mosque was becoming tense. The faces of the devotees became red and their lips twitched to pounce upon Nanak. Akbar controlled them by way of silent gesture. Both of them came out. Akbar questioned Nanak with all humility: "Oh revered one! may I know why you laughed loudly during the prayer session? Does it become you?"



Guru Nanak replied: "Oh king, how could I withhold my laughter when I could see clearly that neither the mullah nor your majesty where thinking of God while praying. The mullah was thinking of his ailing son and you were thinking of the pair of beautiful Arabian horses that were gifted to you. Is it worthy of either the mullah or your majesty to call that prayer? Is it not hypocrisy? The mullah and emperor sought pardon from Nanak and thanked him for opening their eyes to their own weakness.



Remember that prayer is not just a string of words of praise to God to be recited mechanically. It is an earnest attempt to awaken and arouse the divinity in us. We should say prayers with full concentration. What matters is the feeling, not either the voice or words. "Mere adulation is poor adoration".

Mere adulation is poor adoration

Mere adulation is poor adoration



Akbar as we all know is one of the greatest Moghal Emperors. He was a lover of mankind and respected the great and pious souls of all religions.



He had heard of Guru Nanak's reputation and his attempts to unite the Hindus and the Muslims. He desired to welcome him and honour him in his court. So he sent word to him through his minister, paying his respects and requesting him to grace his court. Guru Nanak replied to the minister: "I shall only respond to the call of God, the Emperor of Emperors and shall enter only His court."



The minister conveyed this message to the Emperor. Akbar's respect for Guru Nanak increased and so he sent word again to meet him at the mosque at least. Nanak consented and did come to the mosque at the appointed hour. Both Akbar and Nanak were welcomed by the mullah with due honour. According to the custom, the mullah should say the prayers first. So he sat on his knees and prayed loudly. Nanak laughed loudly. All the Muslims in the temple got angry but dared not say anything because of the Emperor's presence. Then Akbar sat on his knees and prayed. Nanak at once laughed even more loudly. The atmosphere in the mosque was becoming tense. The faces of the devotees became red and their lips twitched to pounce upon Nanak. Akbar controlled them by way of silent gesture. Both of them came out. Akbar questioned Nanak with all humility: "Oh revered one! may I know why you laughed loudly during the prayer session? Does it become you?"



Guru Nanak replied: "Oh king, how could I withhold my laughter when I could see clearly that neither the mullah nor your majesty where thinking of God while praying. The mullah was thinking of his ailing son and you were thinking of the pair of beautiful Arabian horses that were gifted to you. Is it worthy of either the mullah or your majesty to call that prayer? Is it not hypocrisy? The mullah and emperor sought pardon from Nanak and thanked him for opening their eyes to their own weakness.



Remember that prayer is not just a string of words of praise to God to be recited mechanically. It is an earnest attempt to awaken and arouse the divinity in us. We should say prayers with full concentration. What matters is the feeling, not either the voice or words. "Mere adulation is poor adoration".






Akbar as we all know is one of the greatest Moghal Emperors. He was a lover of mankind and respected the great and pious souls of all religions.



He had heard of Guru Nanak's reputation and his attempts to unite the Hindus and the Muslims. He desired to welcome him and honour him in his court. So he sent word to him through his minister, paying his respects and requesting him to grace his court. Guru Nanak replied to the minister: "I shall only respond to the call of God, the Emperor of Emperors and shall enter only His court."



The minister conveyed this message to the Emperor. Akbar's respect for Guru Nanak increased and so he sent word again to meet him at the mosque at least. Nanak consented and did come to the mosque at the appointed hour. Both Akbar and Nanak were welcomed by the mullah with due honour. According to the custom, the mullah should say the prayers first. So he sat on his knees and prayed loudly. Nanak laughed loudly. All the Muslims in the temple got angry but dared not say anything because of the Emperor's presence. Then Akbar sat on his knees and prayed. Nanak at once laughed even more loudly. The atmosphere in the mosque was becoming tense. The faces of the devotees became red and their lips twitched to pounce upon Nanak. Akbar controlled them by way of silent gesture. Both of them came out. Akbar questioned Nanak with all humility: "Oh revered one! may I know why you laughed loudly during the prayer session? Does it become you?"



Guru Nanak replied: "Oh king, how could I withhold my laughter when I could see clearly that neither the mullah nor your majesty where thinking of God while praying. The mullah was thinking of his ailing son and you were thinking of the pair of beautiful Arabian horses that were gifted to you. Is it worthy of either the mullah or your majesty to call that prayer? Is it not hypocrisy? The mullah and emperor sought pardon from Nanak and thanked him for opening their eyes to their own weakness.



Remember that prayer is not just a string of words of praise to God to be recited mechanically. It is an earnest attempt to awaken and arouse the divinity in us. We should say prayers with full concentration. What matters is the feeling, not either the voice or words. "Mere adulation is poor adoration".

poem - nice one

Don't ever give up
Failure and Success is in everyone's cup

Rain becomes more enjoyable if it follows a sunny day
Food become more relishing if for days, Hungry you stay

So, don't ever give up
Failure and Success is in everyone's cup

Gold becomes beautiful ornament by moulding and heating
Marble becomes beautiful status by carving and beating

So, don't ever give up
Failure and Success is in everyone's cup

Pebble becomes smooth by constant rolling
Pencil becomes usable by sharpening

So, don't ever give up
Failure and Success is in everyone's cup

Shoes in church‏

Shoes in church

I showered and shaved............. I adjusted my tie.

I got there and sat............. In a pew just in time.

Bowing my head in prayer......... As I closed my eyes.

I saw the shoe of the man next to me..... Touching my own. I sighed.

With plenty of room on either side...... I thought, 'Why must our soles touch?'

It bothered me, his shoe touching mine... But it didn't bother him much.

A prayer began: 'Our Father'............. I thought, 'This man with the shoes, has no pride.

They're dusty, worn, and scratched. Even worse, there are holes on the side!'

'Thank You for blessings,' the prayer went on.

The shoe man said............... A quiet 'Amen.'

I tried to focus on the prayer. ...... But my thoughts were on his shoes again.

Aren't we supposed to look our best. When walking through that door?

'Well, this certainly isn't it,' I thought, Glancing toward the floor.

Then the prayer was ended........... And the songs of praise began.

The shoe man was certainly loud...... Sounding proud as he sang.

His voice lifted the rafters......... His hands were raised high.

The Lord could surely hear. The shoe man's voice from the sky.

It was time for the offering....... And what I threw in was steep.

I watched as the shoe man reached.... Into his pockets so deep.

I saw what was pulled out.......... What the shoe man put in.

Then I heard a soft 'clink' . As when silver hits tin.

The sermon really bored me......... To tears, and that's no lie.

It was the same for the shoe man... For tears fell from his eyes.

At the end of the service...... As is the custom here.

W e must greet new visitors, And show them all good cheer.

But I felt moved somehow............. And wanted to meet the shoe man.

So after the closing prayer....... I reached over and shook his hand.

He was old and his skin was dark.... And his hair was truly a mess.

But I thanked him for coming......... For being our guest.

He said, 'My names' Charlie.......... I'm glad to meet you, my friend.'

There were tears in his eyes....... But he had a large, wide grin.

'Let me explain,' he said......... Wiping tears from his eyes.

'I've been coming here for months.... And you're the first to say 'Hi.''

'I know that my appearance.........'Is not like all the rest.

'But I really do try.................'To always look my best.'

'I always clean and polish my shoes..'Before my very long walk.

'But by the time I get here.........'They're dirty and dusty, like chalk.'

My heart filled with pain... ........ And I swallowed to hide my tears.

As he continued to apologize........ For daring to sit so near

He said, 'When I get here...........'I know I must look a sight.

'But I thought if I could touch you..'Then maybe our souls might unite.'

I was silent for a moment........... Knowing whatever was said

Would pale in comparison... I spoke from my heart, not my head.

'Oh, you've touched me,' I said......'And taught me, in part;

'That the best of any man............'Is what is found in his heart.'

The rest, I thought,................ This shoe man will never know.

Like just how thankful I really am... That his dirty old shoe touched my soul

You are special to me and you have made a difference in my life.

I respect you, and truly cherish you.

Send this to your friends,

No matter how often you talk.

Nice One must read! **if u have spare time**

A little boy wanted Rs.500 very badly and prayed for weeks, But nothing happened.
Finally he decided to write a letter to GOD requesting the Rs.500 .
When the postal authorities received the letter addressed to "God, India",
they decided to forward it to the Finance Minister of India as a joke.
The Finance Minister was so amused, that he instructed his secretary to send the little boy Rs.200.
The Finance Minister thought this would appear to be a lot of money
to a little boy, and he did not want to spoil the kid.
The little boy was delighted with Rs.200, and decided to write a
thanking reply note to God, which reads:





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"Dear God: Thank you very much for sending the money. However, I
noticed that you sent it through the Finance Ministry in New Delhi, and
those donkeys deducted
Rs.300 as taxes!"

PRICELESS WORDS

A husband wakes up at home with a huge hangover.

He forces himself to open his eyes, and the first thing he sees

is a couple of aspirins and a glass of water on the side table.

He sits down and sees his clothing in front of him, all clean and

pressed. He looks around the room and sees that

it is in perfect order, spotless, clean. So is the rest of the house.

He takes the aspirins and notices a note on the table.

"Honey, breakfast is on the table, I left early to go grocery shopping.

Love You!"



Totally shocked with the note , he goes to the kitchen and

sure enough there is a hot breakfast and the morning newspaper.

His son is also at the table, eating. He asks, "Son, what happened last night?"

His son says, "Well, you came home around 3 AM, drunk and delirious.

Broke some crockery, puked in the hall, and gave yourself a black eye

when you stumbled into the door". Confused, the man asks,

"So, why is everything in order and so clean, and

breakfast is on the table waiting for me?

I should expect a big quarrel with her!"

His son replies, "Oh, that! Mom dragged you to the bedroom,

and when she tried to take your clothes n shoes off,

you said,



"LADY LEAVE ME ALONE! I'M MARRIED!"



Moral

Self-induced hangover - $ 400.00

Broken crockery - $ 800..00

Breakfast - $ 10.00

Saying the Right Thing While Drunk - "PRICELESS

If u luv someone...

THE ORIGINAL QUOTE
If you love someone,
Set her free...
If she comes back, she's yours,
If she doesn't, she never was.....

THE NEW VERSIONS R.....

Pessimist:
If you love someone,
Set her free ...
If she ever comes back, she's yours,
If she doesn't, as expected, she never was

Optimist:
If you love someone,
Set her free ...
Don't worry, she will come back.

Suspicious:
If you love someone,
Set her free ...
If she ever comes back, ask her why.

Impatient:
If you love someone,
Set her free ...
If she doesn't come back within some time forget her.

Patient:
If you love someone, Set her free ...
If she doesn't come back,
continue to wait until she comes back ...

Playful:
If you love someone,
Set her free ...
If she comes back, and if you love her still,
set her free again, repeat ....

C++ Programmer:
if(you-love( m_she))
m_she.free()
if(m_she == NULL)
m_she = new CShe;

Animal-Rights Activist:
If you love someone,
Set her free,
In fact, all living creatures deserve to be free!!

Lawyers:
If you love someone,
Set her free,
Clause 1a of Paragraph 13a-1 in the Second
Amendment of the Matrimonial Freedom

Biologist :
If you love someone,
Set her free,
She'll evolve.

Statisticians :
If you love someone,
Set her free,
If she loves you, the probability of her coming
back is high
If she doesn't, your relation was improbable
anyway.

Schwarzenegger' s fans:
If you love someone,
Set her free,
SHE'LL BE BACK!

Over possessive person :
If you love someone
don't set her free.

MBA :
If you love someone set her free instantaneously
and look for others simultaneously

Psychologist :
If you love someone
set her free
If she comes back her super ego is dominant
If she doesn't come back her id is supreme
If she doesn't go, she must be crazy.

Somnabulist :
If you love someone
set her free
If she comes back it's a nightmare
If she doesn't, you must be dreaming.

ERP functional expert :
If you love someone
set her free
If she comes back, map her into your system
If she doesn't, carry out a gap-fit analysis

Finance expert :
If you love someone
set her free
If she comes back, its time to look for fresh loans
If she doesn't, write her off as an asset gone bad.

Marketing Specialist :
If you love someone
set her free
If she comes back she has brand loyalty
If she doesn't, reposition the brand in new market
But before i leave...Here, i SAVE the Last Dance for You

Worth Reading‏

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!



MORAL :



Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt.

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!

Shake it off and take a step up.








Remember the five simple rules to be happy:



1. Free your heart from hatred - Forgive.



2. Free your mind from worries - Most never happens.



3. Live simply and appreciate what you have.



4. Give more.



5. Expect less from people but more from God.

DO MEN REMEMBER ANNIVERSARIES?

DO MEN REMEMBER ANNIVERSARIES?

A woman awakes during the night to find that her husband was not in their bed.

She puts on her dressing gown and goes downstairs to look for him.

She finds him sitting at the kitchen table with a hot cup of coffee in front of him. He appears to be in deep thought, just staring at the wall.

She watches as he wipes a tear from his eye and takes a sip of his coffee.

'What's the matter, dear?' she whispers as she steps into the room, 'Why are you down here at this time of night?'

The husband looks up from his coffee, 'I am just remembering when we first met 20 years ago and started dating. You were only 16. Do you remember back then?' he says solemnly.

The wife is touched to tears thinking that her husband is so caring, so sensitive.

'Yes, I do' she replies.

The husband pauses. The words were not coming easily.

'Do you remember when your father caught us in the back seat of my car?'

'Yes, I remember!' said the wife, lowering herself into a chair beside him.

The husband continues. 'Do you remember when he shoved the shotgun in my face and said, 'Either you marry my daughter, or I will send you to jail for 20 years?'

'I remember that too' she replies softly.

He wipes another tear from his cheek and says...

'I would have been released today.'