Monday, August 20, 2012

Eid Mubarak ....... Peace be upon you & your family.

In a small village in the valley, there lived a man who was always happy, kind, and well disposed to everyone he met. He always smiled and had a kind and encouraging word to say whenever necessary. Everyone who met him left feeling, better, happier and elated. People knew they could count on him, and regarded him as a great friend.
One of the village dwellers was curious to know what his secret was, how could he be always so kind and helpful? How is it that he held no grudge towards anyone and was always happy?
Once, upon meeting him in the street he asked him: "Most people are selfish and unsatisfied. They do not smile as often as you do; neither are they as helpful or kind as you are. How do you explain it?"
"When you make peace with yourself, then you can be in peace with the rest of the world. If you can recognize the spirit in yourself, you can recognize the spirit in everyone, and then you find it natural to be kind and well disposed to all. If your thoughts are under your control you become strong and firm. The outer mask of the personality is like a robot programmed to do certain tasks. Your habits and thoughts are the programs. Be free from these programming and then the inner good that resides in you will be revealed."
"But a lot of work is necessary. Good habits have to be developed. The ability to concentrate and to control the thoughts has to be strengthened. The work is difficult and endless. There are many walls that need to be to climbed. It is not an easy task." Lamented the villager.
"Do not think about the difficulties, otherwise that is what you will see and experience. Just quieten your feelings and thoughts and try to stay in this peace. All the abilities and powers awaken spontaneously. You do not work on them directly. They are by-products of your peace of mind. Just try to be calm and do not let yourself be carried away by your thoughts."
 "Is that all?" Asked the villager.
"Try to watch your thoughts and see how they come and go. Stay in the quietness that arises. The moments of peace will be brief at first, but in time they will get longer. This peace is also strength, power, kindness, and love. When you realize that you are one with the Universal Power, you begin to act from a different dimension, not from the selfish, small, limited ego."
"I will try to remember your words," said the villager and continued, "there is another thing that I am curious about. You do not seem to be influenced by the environment. You have a kind word to everyone and are helpful. Yet people do not exploit your goodness, and they treat you well."
"Goodness and being kind do not necessarily point to weakness. When you are good you can also be strong. People sense your strength and do not impose on you. When you are strong and calm inside, you help people because you can and you want to. You then act from strength and not from weakness. Goodness can also go with power and strength, it is not a sign of weakness as some people erroneously think."
"Thank you very much for your advice", said the villager and went away happy and satisfied.

- Source Remez Sasson thru' Govind Bhagwat.
Eid Mubarak, Abdul Mohammed...wherever you maybe.

24 comments:

ajja said...

gm master eid mubarak to all

amber said...

SIR ILANGO JI GOOD MORNING AND HAPPY EID TO ALL

Nilesh Patil said...

Good Morning Master & Friends,
Eid Mubarak To All

Waquar said...

Eid mubarak to u yoo ilango ji and to all the family members of this blog ...

Amol Sharma said...

Good Morning


Eid Mubarak To All !!!!

gauresh59 said...

Namaste ilango sir and friends,

May you be blessed with…..
The Divine grace of Allah….
On occasion of this….
Glorious Festival….

Wish you happiness…
Peace and prosperity…
On
Eid-ul-Fitr...!!


Eid Mubarak To All

muin ali said...
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muin ali said...

WISH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY TO ALL MEMEBERS OF THIS BLOG " HAPPY EID"
http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/396/eidmubarak1.jpg

nivasilu said...

Good Morning to all Happy Eid Mubarak to all

musti1780 said...

EID MUBARAK ILLANGO SIR.

Tejpreet Singh Chadha said...

Eid Mubarak to you, your family & all the blog members and their families. Have a wonderful time.

parminder said...

Master ilango and friends,
Eid Mubarak to all.
Regards

NEVER GIVE UP said...

good after noon sir and all friends and Eid mubarak to all of you.

numchar said...

May you all be in peace with your self .

Happy Eid .

Hari_Hyderabad said...

Good evening master & JN family,

Eid Mubarak

San said...

Good Evening Sir and Friends
Eid Mubarak to Everyone

Dinesh Rishi said...

Happy Eid Mubarak to all

thanks 2 all for wishes and blessings

I have recovered very fast due to your wishes and blessings and discharged from hospital, still some more rest required, hope from tomorrow I will join you.

Thanks once again.

gauresh59 said...

@ DineshRishi Sir,

Became glad to know that you have been recovered and discharged from hospital...We all are waiting for you to join....

Take care, Sir.

regards

sometimesbullsometimesbear said...

Welcome back Dinoo dear, everybody missed u.
Eid Mubarak to everybody.

Goodness = Strength and not weakness.....Superb.

Tried to google for Govind Bhagwat and found a finance professional and a physician. Ilango if it is pertinent to know who is Govind Bhagwat and if it helps us could u please let everybody know about this good gentleman who is the source of so many good thoughts.

Kumar Technicals said...

Dear ILango sir & everyone!

Eid Mubarak to all of you.

Dear Dinesh Rishi!

Its nice to see you active again, hope you will be feeling much better now. Take care of you:)

sandeep said...

Eid Mubarak to all welcome back dr sir

discipline focus said...

@Ilango
:):):):):)

u know why i am smiling......read it, then re-read it...nd copied for future use :)

Eid-mubarak to all

welcome back Dr sir...

overwhelmed by your response master
regards
discipline

IamthtIam said...

Dear ilango, well I have no words to say. I get the message from your blogs when I need it the most. Thank you. God Bless You!

teejay said...

a great story from the great Munshi Premchand
http://premchand.kahaani.org/2006/03/blog-post_114186257841658058.html

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