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true Story that happened to me yesterday!! 

Yesterday was something very different.. completely bowled over by the unexpected things that surprised me! 
I was in middle of some work when a friend called me up.. her brother had been not well.. some sort of health thing he had been facing..  that would mentally make him disconnected,  suspicious about everything.. My friend was worried. She wanted me to be there.. to be besides her.. She was desperate for me to come and talk with her brother.. I had to go very urgently on that Call.. Somehow I was stuck in middle of work and had could not leave immediately..  I had to complete the very essential stuff and leave. So I left Thirty minutes after call came.. I had to reach early so I boarded a taxi..

I was now in a taxi with a man who seemed like any other guy.. He started, "I am from Mankhurd,  I had come here to seek money from a trust here.. I was rejected because I am a Muslim! I was disappointed..If somebody is in real help why they distinguish btw Hindu and Muslims then?  Any way let it be.. I came here to ask money for my kid's school fees.. I lost my one hand due to accident ( he was driving me single handedly which I did not notice when I boarded taxi ). My money was spent in my treatment.. Now school gave me a termination notice.. that if I don't pay off the money they will grant a leaving certificate the very next day.. I have to pay 8000.. I requested so they waived off 2000.. I have to now pay 6000.. I decided to go trust then to seek money..everyone was given money.. some 10,000 some 5,000 and so on.. I needed 4,700 only.. but they refused to because I am Muslim.. I was waiting since long time but when my turn came I was told I could not be given.. I had to go back.. " Then he shifted his topic." I never understand this idea of people who go to masjid do namaz and then don't follow the things HE said.. They don't value their parents and so on.. Same applies for temple too.. Your God is also at home.. " I nodded yes..He shared"  I have given free rides to people when it was floods or terrorist attack.. I never thought twice.. I have done good whenever I could.. Today I need help.. but never mind I have full faith in Allah.. HE will do good to me..I will continue to help whenever I Can!  I needed money but I had one hand, so could not work.. one person finally had confidence  and agreed to help and lend me his taxi so that I can earn money and pay off the debt.. I am driving now with one hand.. Do I look like One?  ( I was amazed he drove awesomely.. I said No.. ) But people with two hands also cannot drive today at times well..  Then he asked me.. "Mind you if I ask u one question, do u travel via taxi everyday?"  (He asked because I did not like a earning guy)  I said, "I don't travel.. but today is super  urgent,  my friend is very ill and I need to visit him.. I had no choice but to reach as soon as I can and so I chose taxi.."  He said, "What is the name of ur friend who is unwell.  I will pray to Allah he becomes well soon.. YOU don't worry he should be fine soon"  ( I was amazed.. He had a great issue to deal with but the humane inside him had never died or lost hope in the Universal Power for even a second) I smiled and said thank you..

Then he said "You know when I got the taxi I thought how I can earn money via this.. I thought of having fixed bhaada,  Where I tel passengers that I will pick up and drop you everyday and you give me a fixed amount in advance.. but that did not work out.. the daily wages does not suffice.. But I know goodness gets back.. I will continue to help.. " He changed the tone.." I called my daughter, she asked me if I could go to school and had the money been arranged.. I told her no.. she was dejected and hung up.. I don't know what to do.. ( at this point he almost cried in desperation and helplessness)  Can u pls keep my belongings my license my things and lend me money?  I promise to pay back soon when things get stable at my end.. Also whenever u need a ride just let me know I will not charge you.. U just call me before I will come for you.. " I took my hand over his shoulder and said don't worry things will be fine.. He cried thinking of his kids.. He did not want them to leave education simply because of his accident.. Meanwhile I got down for something.. when I came back he told me,why did u get down I could have got things for u..  (  Even at this point he refused to let go off his human side)  I reached the place.. I gave him the fare..  (Meanwhile I got down to extract money from Atm)  
I told him.. Achhai ka koi mazhaab nahi hota.. Goodness has no religion.. That all the good you do never goes in vain.. Don't ever you hesitate to do any good!" With this I handed over 4,700 which I withdrew from atm..
I told him this is for u.. He broke down literally.. with his one hand he held my hand and touch his moist eyes to thank me in gratitude.. "Today Allah has listened to me.. Aap Farishte ki tarah.. aaye ho.. Inshaallah.. Aaj mai aapke liye dua mangunga aur aapke Dost ke liye khaas mangunga.."  I had tears In my eyes as I felt that Today I am powerful.. I can help.. I did not want to regret to give when I could earn that money back..

I knew it was my money.. but I thought he needed it very so much than me at that very moment.. I gave because I wanted him to know and not lose hope.. I wanted to emphasize that Goodness begets.. That it does gets back to u when u need it the most. I also felt that when u give ur hundred percent then HE listens.. I literally saw that. When you do the possible, HE does the impossible!!!! The driver did what he could.. with all lost hopes.. he felt tomorrow his kids might not go to school!! But HE did the impossible!! I would like to tell.. when you have the power to give,  give it!!! You will get back whenever u require it and I a manner that is best for u.. :)  
There is a Universal Power that listens and values the good you DO!! Be Good and Do Good!

Honestly I do not expect him to pay back.. I want it to remain as a constant reminder to him that he should continue the good work.. That today I am powerful.. tomorrow u will also be like that.. When u are powerful u do things u can.. Change the suffering and misery to gratitude and a feeling to contribute to do good.. Meanwhile I am still wondering why did my friend fall sick that day only and called me so urgently out of the blue ( I did not even expect call from my friend..it was so long we spoke)  ?  Why did I leave a little late? Why his number came so late at the trust that he had to be there at that time when I was to board a taxi?  I am amazed!! What happened and how HE made it all happen !!!!

#random   #actsofkindness   #hope   #power   #amazinggrace   #grace   #gratitude   #trust   #faith  
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New Blog Post : New Short Story :)
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My First Short story.. RUSH
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beautifully sung and video-graphed :)
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Yesterday we completed our Teacher Refresher Program in the Bangalore Ashram... it was a beautiful experience :). It was an opportunity to meet so many of my good friends again after a long time, as all of us keep traveling in different areas, and it was truly inspiring to listen to their experiences and the amazing service they are doing in different places! It is an honor and privilege to know and work with so many amazing people... :)

The program was also an opportunity to introspect, refresh oneself, and an opportunity to learn many more new things! There is so much to learn... :)

And of course the best part was the physical presence of Sri Sri himself... something nobody can match! :)
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Very nice! :) Loved how the photos blended with the audio.. Giving it a live video feel :) Keep it up!
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New Blog Post :
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A super fast Japanese train travels at a breathaking 300+mph (~480kmphr). It's still in testing, but cut down train ride times up to 50%. 

#Tech   #GIFs   #Japan  

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A nice story from Tinkle magazine about Karna:

Once Krishna and Arjuna were walking towards a village. Arjuna was pestering Krishna, asking him why Karna should be considered a role model for all Danas (donations) and not himself. Krishna, wanting to teach him a lesson snapped his fingers. The mountains beside the path they were walking on turned into gold. Krishna said "Arjuna, distribute these two mountains of gold among the villagers, but you must donate every last bit of gold". Arjuna went into the village, and proclaimed he was going to donate gold to every villager, and asked them to gather near the mountain. The villagers sang his praises and Arjuna walked towards the mountain with a huffed up chest. For two days and two continuous nights Arjuna shovelled gold from the mountain and donated to each villager. The mountains did not diminish in their slightest.

Most villagers came back and stood in queue within minutes. After a while, Arjuna, started feeling exhausted, but not ready to let go of his ego just yet, told Krishna he couldn't go on any longer without rest. Krishna called Karna. "You must donate every last bit of this mountain, Karna" he told him. Karna called two villagers. "You see those two mountains?" Karna asked, "those two mountains of gold are yours to do with as you please" he said, and walked away.

Arjuna sat dumbfounded. Why hadn't this thought occurred to him? Krishna smiled mischievously and told him "Arjuna, subconsciously, you yourself were attracted to the gold, you regretfully gave it away to each villager, giving them what you thought was a generous amount. Thus the size of your donation to each villager depended only on your imagination. Karna holds no such reservations. Look at him walking away after giving away a fortune, he doensn't expect people to sing his praises, he doesn't even care if people talk good or bad about him behind his back. That is the sign of a man already on the path of enlightenment".
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