Once there was a small boy named Shankar. He belonged to a poor family. One day, he was crossing through the forest carrying some woods. He saw an old man who was very hungry. Shankar wanted to give him some food, but he did not have food for his own.
So he continued on his way.
On his way, he saw a deer who was very thirsty. He wanted to give him some water, but he did not have water for himself.
So he went on his way ahead.
Then he saw a man who wanted to make a camp, but he did not have wood. Shankar asked his problem and gave some wood to him. In return, the man gave him some food and water.
Now he went back to the old man and gave him some food and gave some water to the deer. The old man and the deer were pleased. Shankar then happily went on his way.
However, one day Shankar fell down the hill. He was in pain, but he couldn’t move, and no one was there to help him. But, the old man, he had helped, saw him and quickly pulled him up the hill. He had many wounds on his legs. The deer whom Shankar had given water saw his wounds and quickly went to the forest and brought some herbs. After some time his wounds were covered.
All were very happy that they were able to help each other.
Moral: If you help others, then they will also help you.
Creation: A Sioux Story
The Creator gathered all of Creation and said, “I want to hide something from the humans until they are ready for it. It is the realization that they create their own reality.”
The eagle said, “Give it to me, I will take it to the moon.”
The Creator said, “No. One day they will go there and find it.”
The salmon said, “I will bury it on the bottom of the ocean.”
“No. They will go there too.”
The buffalo said, “I will bury it on the Great Plains.”
The Creator said, “They will cut into the skin of the Earth and find it even there.”
Grandmother Mole, who lives in the breast of Mother Earth, and who has no physical eyes but sees with spiritual eyes, said, “Put it inside of them.”
And the Creator said, “It is done.”
How Can We Be Happy?
Once a group of 50 people was attending a seminar. Suddenly the speaker stopped and decided to do a group activity. He started giving each one a balloon. Each one was asked to write his/her name on it using a marker pen. Then all the balloons were collected and put in another room.
Now, these delegates were let in that room and asked to find the balloon which had their name written, within 5 minutes. Everyone was frantically searching for their name, colliding with each other, pushing around others and there was utter chaos.
At the end of 5 minutes, no one could find their own balloon.
Now each one was asked to randomly collect a balloon and give it to the person whose name was written on it. Within minutes everyone had their own balloon.
The speaker began— This is what is happening in our lives. Everyone is frantically looking for happiness all around, not knowing where it is. Our happiness lies in the happiness of other people. Give them their happiness, you will get your own happiness. And this is the purpose of human life.
Is this not what you are looking for?
Remember, you are NOT alone! Until next time–Jenn