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Thursday, 2 April 2015

Belief

                                                                                                                          BELIEF IN  GOOD LIFE
Believe me, when I say that everyone believes in good life. A  person may ask what is good life. Someone may say who does not like good life.  By good life I do not mean a life of luxury or a life  of plenty. Good life as I understand is a life of  seeking internal happiness, peace of mind  faith in God and solidarity.

Many people are of the opinion that only money can make a person happy. Their argument is  that only if a  person has sufficient  money, he can live a life of contentment. Everyone has read the story of King Midas and his craze for gold. His wish ,that whatever he touched,  may turn into gold, was the cause of his downfall. We must understand that a life of luxury  is short lived and the person has no peace of mind. On the other hand faith in   god, respect for parents always leads to success.  

I  remember a story  of two brothers.  Radhe Shyam and Sita Ram were exactly opposite in nature.  Their parents were leaving on  a religious trip. Both the brothers went to see them off at the station. When the train was about to leave, the elder one  Radhe Shyam entered  the compartment and touched the feet of his parents and took their  blessings. The younger one, Sita Ram, kept standing on the platform,  with chewing gum in his mouth and hands tucked in his pant pocket. After the train  started  the father  seemed  very upset. His wife asked him the reason. He said he was worried about  the younger  son. The mother consoled him stating that he would  become responsible in due course.Time passed. The elder one, Radhe Shyam got a job in a big  ompany and  earned great respect  in his Department. He got ‘’salaam’’ wherever he went. The younger brother, Sita Ram, passed12th class with great difficulty and posted as a peon in the same office. The whole day he had to ‘’salaam’’ numberless people.
Only those persons who are hard working,  sincere, well behaved,  steadfast, god fearing , respectful to their parents, believe in themselves,  lead a good life.
The belief and  respect of Radhe Shyam for his  parents  proved to be correct.

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Written for A  to  Z Challenge, 2015
Day 2


33 comments:

  1. Enjoyed the story you shared, Ushaji. Values and hard work take us far.

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  2. Enjoyed the story you shared, Ushaji. Values and hard work take us far.

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  3. You're right Usha ma'am. A good life is not about money, it is about principles and values that you hold on to. Loved the story.

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  4. You're right Usha ma'am. A good life is not about money, it is about principles and values that you hold on to. Loved the story.

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  5. I agree , Usha ji. Good life is indeed a life of contentment and not necessarily about monetary success.
    *Shantala @ ShanayaTales*

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  6. In all aspects of life we should be respectful towards others. Contentment comes from being happy with whatever we have in life.

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    1. Thank you Suzy our youth must learn this.

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  7. I agree Usha ma'am. Respecting our elders and following their teaching is very important in life :)

    Betrayed

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  8. I totally agree..Respect and belief come a long way when making life meaningful and happy. Nice to read your post.

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  9. That's a very inspiring story and it's true- respecting elders and taking care of them is the greatest virtue in any man and in return we receive blessings and good will that will always help us to grow in future

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    1. T hank you Prasana. you have rightly said that that the blessings of the elders mean a lot.

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  10. Liked the story you shared! Values give meaning and purpose to our life. With good values we can direct our behavior in the right direction.

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  11. things taught in childhood has a huge impact later in life. Without Belief, hard work, right attitude , it's not easy to succeed

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  12. it is so important to have belief in oneself...the story of radheshyam and sitaram is so relevant today!

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  13. I fully agree with you on this one, Ushaji!

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  14. Having belief in oneself is so important. Loved the story M'am. :)

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  15. That's a beautiful story you narrated, Mam! I will remember this to share with my kids and grand children :) Inspiring indeed! *Shalini @TaleofTwoTomatoes*

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  16. Nice story. Hard work, having respect for others, believing in the self, all those are much needed for a happy and content life. Rightly said, Usha ma'am.

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  17. This reminds me of stories my grandfather used to tell me as a child. Belief in yourself and respect for others is so important to lead a good life!

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  18. Money certainly isn't the end all and be all in life. Inner happiness, peace, contentment, and other such qualities some of which you mention do lead to long-term peace and happiness. :) <3

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