Saturday, November 10, 2012

Enlightenment



Once Buddha told his disciples, "Whoever makes an effort can attain enlightenment in seven days. If he can’t manage it, certainly he will attain it in seven months, or in seven years."

A young man decided that he would attain it in one week, and he wanted to know what he should do.

“Concentration” was Buddha's reply.

The young man began to practice concentration, but in ten minutes he was already distracted. Little by little, he began paying attention to everything that distracted him, and thought that he was not wasting time, but was getting used to himself.

One fine day he decided it was not necessary to arrive at his goal so fast, because the path was teaching him many things.

It was at that moment that he became an Enlightened one.

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

It won't be long



One day a man observed a woman in the grocery store with a three year old girl in her basket. As they passed the cookie section, the little girl asked for cookies and her mother told her no. The little girl immediately began to whine and fuss, and the mother said quietly, “Now Monica, we just have half of the aisles left to go through; don’t be upset. It won’t be long.”

Soon they came to the candy aisle, and the little girl began to shout for candy. And when told she couldn't have any, began to cry. The mother said, “There, there, Monica, don’t cry–only two more aisles to go, and then we’ll be checking out.”

When they got to the check-out counter, the little girls immediately began to clamor for gum and burst into a terrible tantrum upon discovering there’d be no gum purchased. The mother patiently said, “Monica, we’ll be through this check out stand in 5 minutes and then you can go home and have a nice nap.”

The man followed them out to the parking lot and stopped the woman to compliment her. “I couldn't help noticing how patient you were with little Monica,” he began.

Immediately the mother said, “I’m Monica... my little girl’s name is Tammy.”


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Election Jokes

During Election some jokes are written, while others are stolen. Then there are those jokes forwarded to you by your friends,, posted on the fb, other blogs etc. Comedy Central stated that these election jokes are everywhere and you cannot escape them. On Election Day, they reached unprecedented heights. No one has a clue who wrote them or how many thousands of times they've been passed around the web.

Below are the most over-used jokes on November 6, 2012

1. “I’m predicting Obama will take an early lead tomorrow . . until all the Republicans get off work.”

2. “If Obama wins, I’m leaving the country. If Romney wins, I’m leaving the country. This isn’t a political tweet, I just want to travel.”

3. “Re-electing Obama is like backing the Titanic up and hitting the iceberg again. Electing Romney is like hitting a different iceberg.”

4. “Happy Election Day! TODAY. Don’t forget to vote everyone! And remember, Democrats vote today. Republicans vote tomorrow!”

5. “Mitt Romney is very inspirational. He inspired me to vote for Barack Obama.”

Few political pictures too. 











Wednesday, November 7, 2012

God Bless America



Congratulations President Obama and those who worked hard alongside him.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Why God wants us to wait?



Desperately, helplessly, longingly, I cried:
Quietly, patiently, lovingly God replied.
I pled and I wept for a clue to my fate,
And the Master so gently said, “Child, you must wait”.

“Wait? You say, wait! ” my indignant reply.
“Lord, I need answers, I need to know why!
Is your hand shortened? Or have you not heard?
By Faith, I have asked, and am claiming your Word.
My future and all to which I can relate
hangs in the balance, and YOU tell me to WAIT?

I’m needing a ‘yes’, a go-ahead sign,
or even a ‘no’ to which I can resign.
And Lord, You promised that if we believe
we need but to ask, and we shall receive.
And Lord, I’ve been asking, and this is my cry:
I’m weary of asking! I need a reply!

Then quietly, softly, I learned of my fate
As my Master replied once again, “You must wait.”

So, I slumped in my chair, defeated and taut
and grumbled to God, “So, I’m waiting…. for what?”

He seemed, then, to kneel, and His eyes wept with mine,
And he tenderly said, “I could give you a sign.
I could shake the heavens, and darken the sun.
I could raise the dead, and cause mountains to run.
All you seek, I could give, and pleased you would be.
You would have what you want
But, you wouldn’t know Me.

You’d not know the depth of My love for each saint;
You’d not know the power that I give to the faint;
You’d not learn to see through the clouds of despair;
You’d not learn to trust just by knowing I’m there;
You’d not know the joy of resting in Me
When darkness and silence were all you could see.

You’d never experience that fullness of love
As the peace of My Spirit descends like a dove;
You’d know that I give and I save…. (for a start),
But you’d not know the depth of the beat of My heart.

The glow of My comfort late into the night,
The faith that I give when you walk without sight,
The depth that’s beyond getting just what you asked
Of an infinite God, who makes what you have LAST.

You’d never know, should your pain quickly flee,
What it means that “My grace is sufficient for Thee.”
Yes, your dreams for your loved one overnight would come true,
But, Oh, the Loss! If I lost what I’m doing in you!

So, be silent, My Child, and in time you will see
That the greatest of gifts is to get to know Me.
And though oft’ may My answers seem terribly late,
My most precious answer of all is still, “WAIT.”


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