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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Short Story - Spiritual Book

An old man lived on a  farm with his young grandson. Each  morning Grandpa was up early sitting at the kitchen table reading his Bhagavad Gita.

His grandson wanted to be just like him and tried to imitate him in every way he could. One day the grandson asked, "Papa, I try to read the  Bhagavad Gita just like you but I don't  understand it, and what I do understand I forget as soon as I close the book. What good  does reading the Bhagavad Gita do?"

The Grandfather quietly turned from putting coal in the stove and replied, "Take this coal basket down to the river and bring me back a basket of water."The boy did as he was told, but all the water leaked out before he got back  to the house.

The grandfather laughed and said, "You'll have to move a little faster next time, "and sent him back to the river with the basket to try again.

This time the boy ran faster, but again the basket was empty before he returned home. Out of breath, he told his grandfather that it was impossible to carry water in a basket, and he went to get a bucket instead.

The old man said, "I don't want a bucket of water; I want a basket of water. You're just not trying hard enough," and he went out through the door to watch the boy try again.

At this point, the boy knew it was impossible, but he wanted to show his grandfather that even if he ran as fast as he could, the water would leak out before he got back to the  house. The boy again dipped the basket into river and ran hard, but  when he reached his grandfather the basket was again empty. Out of breath,  he said, "See Papa, it's useless!"

"So you think it is useless?" The old man said, "Look at the basket."

The boy looked at the basket and for the first time realized that the basket was different.

It had been transformed from a  d i r t y o l d c o a l  basket and was now clean, inside out.

"Son, that's  what happens when you read the Bhagavad Gita. You  might not understand  or remember everything, but when you read it, you will be  changed, inside and  out. That is the work  of the Holy Spirit in our lives."

It is absolutely true that when you read Bible, Bhagavad Gita, Holy Quran or any other spiritual book, u will read pages and pages and at the end of the day,  you realize that you have not  learned anything.. everything  has just totally vanished away from your mind... But no practically, it  changes our life, it changes the way we think and act.  after some time we can feel  this inside our hearts.... that our attitudes or way of work

has changed a bit and in long run... that makes u a good human being.

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