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harsharan000    2,090

The Hidden Treasure

 

There lived a farmer in the village. He had five sons. They were all idlers and never helped their father.

They always quarreled among them­selves. The father was very much sad and worried. He tried his level best to mend their habits but all in vain. Once he was taken ill.

He called his sons. All of them reached there. He asked them to sit down and listen to him carefully.

The old father said, "My dear sons, I am weak and ill. I may die any moment. There is a lot of money hidden in our fields but I have forgotten where I had buried it. Dig that treasure out after my death."

The farmer died after two days. The sons dug every inch of the tend but could not find anything.

As the field was well ploughed some old man advised them to sow wheat in that. They had a very good crop. By selling the wheat they got a lot of money. Now they understood what their father meant. It was really the hidden treasure. From that day they worked hard and lived a happy life.

Moral:

No pains, no gains.

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harsharan000    2,090

The Slave and the Lion

 

A rich man had a slave. The man was very cruel to him. So the slave became sick of his cruel treatment. He decided to run away from his master.

He got a chance and ran away to a forest. There he hid himself in a cave. As he lay there thinking, he heard the groaning of the lion.

He was frightened. As the lion came near, he saw that he was limping. The lion approached the slave and held out his paw.

The slave saw that his paw was swollen and a thorn was stuck in it. The slave drew out the thorn very gently. The lion was relieved of pain and went away. Afterwards they became friends.

By chance the slave was arrested by his master's men. He was brought to his master who ordered his men to put him before a hungry lion. The day for punishment was fixed.

The people of the town were invited to see the wonderful fight. The lion was freed from the cage to pounce upon the slave when he recognized him.

He now advanced slowly towards him and began to lick his hands out of love. It was the same lion, his friend. The slave too, patted him.

It was a wonderful sight for the people. The lion was given to him as a reward. The slave was set free.

Moral:

Kindness is always rewarded.

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harsharan000    2,090

The Donkey and the Load of Salt

 

Long ago there lived a merchant. He used to deal in salt. He had a donkey to carry load. He used to sell his salt loaded on the donkey. He had to cross a stream to go to other village.

Once his donkey fell into the stream and much of the salt was dissolved in water. The donkey easily crossed the stream due to the light weight of salt on his back. The donkey was happy.

The donkey on his next trip knowingly fell into the stream. The merchant suspected the animal's intention. On the other day too the donkey intentionally repeated the same trick. His master was now sure about the animal's evil intention.

The merchant next day loaded the donkey with a lot of cotton. The donkey once again repeated the same trick. He fell into the stream. This time his load became very heavy.

The donkey carried the heavy load. It was very tiring for him to move on. The donkey now realized his mistake. He stopped falling down into the stream any more. He thought that it was not good to play tricks. The merchant had taught the donkey a good lesson.

Moral:

You can befool a person a few times but not always.

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harsharan000    2,090

Story of the Wise Sage

 

Many years ago, a king ruled over a large kingdom. He was a pious king. He ruled wisely and fairy. His kingdom was flourishing. His subjects were honest and kind. There was everything in the kingdom that a king could aspire for. His subjects loved and respected him.

However, the king was not happy. The cause of his unhappiness was his son, the future king of the kingdom. The prince was brought up with great love and care. As a result, he had turned into an ill-mannered and irresponsible lad. He did not respect his father. Neither did he possess any quality that a prince did he possess. He was cruel to the subject and showed disrespect even to his teachers. The king was greatly worried about him.

Years passed and the prince showed no signs of improvement. The king was growing old. He worried about the future of his kingdom. One day, he heard about a wise, old sage. He decided to take the prince to him. The sage asked the king to leave the prince under his care for some days. Leaving his son with the sage, the king went back to his kingdom.

The sage observed the prince for a few days. One day, he called the prince to him and said, “Dear prince, the young ‘Neem’ plant that you see over there, is full of wisdom. Please go and pluck some of its leaves and eat them. You will then become as wise as your father. Then you will not get any scolding from him and everybody will respect you as they respect your father”.

The prince obeyed the sage. He plucked some leaves. Hardly had he bit the leaves that he started vomiting. He grew angry and said, “The leaves are very bitter. You told me that they are full of wisdom. How could you make me eat such bitter leaves? These leaves cannot contain any wisdom; I must destroy the plant, so that no other person ever tastes it again”. So saying, the prince pulled out the plant and threw it into the nearby river.

The sage smiled said, “Dear prince, you have destroyed this plant because it was bitter. Just think about the bitterness inside you. Your father is such a gentle and kind king. Everybody loves and respect him. But he is worried because he thinks that his kingdom will not flourish much under you. You have made more enemies than friends. You have no sweetness in your voice. Your enemies will uproot your kingdom, as you have uprooted this plant.

Therefore, you should try to mend your ways and learn to be kind and just like your father. Be polite and learn to obey your elders. You are the future king. You should try to uproot all the bitterness that is there in your nature. Otherwise your kingdom will be ruined and you will be blamed for it”.

The prince understood the wise words of the sage. He realized his mistakes and resolved to mend his ways. He bowed down at the sage’s feet and said,” O Holy one, from today onwards, I will not give my father a cause to worry. You have shown me a true path. I shall try to become a just and kind king as my father”.

So from that day, the prince mended his ways. He became a dutiful person ruled his kingdom fairly and wisely.

 

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harsharan000    2,090

Story of the Lion and the Bull

 

One day, some cows were grazing on a green pasture. The pasture was very near to a thick jungle. One of the cows got separated from the herd and strayed into the forest. She could not find her way back and, therefore, she stayed in the jungle. At night, she heard the roar of a lioness. She was frightened. The lioness saw her. However, she did not try to harm her. In fact, she had already eaten her dinner-Lions do not hunt until they are hungry.

The lioness walked up to the cow and befriended her. When the cow saw that the lioness was harmless, she accepted her friendship. Soon, they became very close friends. All the other animals of the forest wondered at their friendship.

Months passed. The cow gave birth to a calf and the lioness gave birth to a cub. The calf and the cub grew up together and became close friends. They were always seen together. There was great love between the two. Some animals of the forests envied their friendship.

One day, a man came to the forest to collect some herbs. He happened to see the lion and the bull together. He was so surprised that he went to the king and told him that he had seen a lion and a bull together. The king was very wise. He said, “It must be God’s will to make friendship between the bull and the lion.” The king then told the man to keep a watch over the two. “Someone may try to break their friendship,” he said.

The king turned out to be right. A jackal wanted to break their friendship, so that he could taste the bull’s flesh.

He went to the lion and said, “Your majesty, the bull is plotting against you. He wants to kill you and become the ruler of the forest. You should not trust him any longer.” The lion was furious to hear this.

Next, he went to the bull and said, “Dear bull, do not have faith on your friend lion. He is trying to kill you. He wants to taste your flesh. Be careful of him.” The bull also grew angry.

When the lion and the bull came face to face, they charged at each other. There was a fierce fight between the two. At the end, both, the lion as well as the bull died. The jackal fed on their flesh.

The king’s man watched all this. He went and told the king all that had happened. The king was sad that such a rare friendship had come to an end.

A cunning jackal led the two friends to their doom.

 

Moral:

however good one´s intentions, beware of  cunning and jealous jackal type people, who neither they are at peace, nor do they want goodness among others.

 

 

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harsharan000    2,090

A story about the nature of the material world

One night, just before the shopkeeper was about to close the shop, a dog came into the shop.
There was a bag in its mouth. The bag had a list of items to be bought and money.

The shopkeeper took the money and kept the items in the bag.

Immediately, The dog picked up the bag of items and left. The shopkeeper was surprised and went behind the dog to see who the owner was.

The dog waited at the bus stop. After sometime, a bus came and the dog got into the bus. As soon as the conductor came, it moved forward to show his neck belt which had money and the address as well. The conductor took the money and put the ticket in his neck belt again.

When it reached the destination, the dog went to the front and wagged his tail indicating that he wanted to get down. The moment the bus stopped, it got down. The shopkeeper was still following it.

The dog knocked on the door of a house with its legs. Its owner came from inside and beat it with a stick.

The shocked shopkeeper asked him "why are you beating the dog?", to which the owner replied, "he disturbed my sleep. It could have taken the keys with it."

This is the truth of life. There is no end to the expectations people have from you. The moment you go wrong, they start pointing at our mistakes. All the good done in the past is forgotten.

Any small mistake committed then gets magnified.

This is the nature of this material world.!!!

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harsharan000    2,090

The Hen that Laid Golden Eggs

 

Once, a farmer lived in a village. He was very poor. His income was very small. He passed his days with difficulty.

One day, someone gave him a hen. It gave a golden egg every day.

He sold the egg every day. Soon he became a rich man.

All began to respect him in the village.

He became greedy. He thought that inside the hen there must be a storehouse of golden eggs. He should get them in a day.

Then he would be the richest man in the village.

He took a knife and cut the stomach of the hen.

He did not get even a single egg.

He lost not only the golden eggs but the hen also.

Moral: Greed is a curse.

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42 minutes ago, harsharan000 said:

 

 

 

I'm personally a huge fan of cartoons, and believe spreading messages of Guru Sahib are very important; however, I'm not very keen on depicting Guru Sahib in any form other than Gur-Shabad, unless it's somewhat realistic.

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22 hours ago, Jacfsing2 said:

I'm personally a huge fan of cartoons, and believe spreading messages of Guru Sahib are very important; however, I'm not very keen on depicting Guru Sahib in any form other than Gur-Shabad, unless it's somewhat realistic.

 

My main desire is to make the whole world know about sikhee and benefit  by its wisdom, if only He wishes so, with my petty 2 cents.  Sikhee is a pool of nectar, where whosoever comes with the thirst of spirituality, can get it quenched with ease.

You see, there are many of our sikh brothers and sisters all around the world out of our home land, who have small aged children,  so I thought as they already love cartoons and watch them attentively, why not make the right efforts and according to their age and understanding,  share with them, the basics of sikhee.

I am sure that by His Kirpa, when they grow up a bit more, they will have a natural inclination  towards sikhee, also aided by the guidance of their parents at all times, they shall go much far on this path of love and devotion to Wahiguru Akal Purukh.

If we want sikhee to be strong, then roots have to be deep rooted since the very begining, means childhood.

Anything which may make us remember Him, and attracts us towards Him, is most welcome, that is important, otherwsie apart from His simran, His bhakti, there is no such thing in the 3 lokas, which can make any justice to His wadeeayee.

Sat Sree Akal.

 

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20 minutes ago, harsharan000 said:

 

My main desire is to make the whole world know about sikhee and benefit  by its wisdom, if only He wishes so, with my petty 2 cents.  Sikhee is a pool of nectar, where whosoever comes with the thirst of spirituality, can get it quenched with ease.

You see, there are many of our sikh brothers and sisters all around the world out of our home land, who have small aged children,  so I thought as they already love cartoons and watch them attentively, why not make the right efforts and according to their age and understanding,  share with them, the basics of sikhee.

I am sure that by His Kirpa, when they grow up a bit more, they will have a natural inclination  towards sikhee, also aided by the guidance of their parents at all times, they shall go much far on this path of love and devotion to Wahiguru Akal Purukh.

If we want sikhee to be strong, then roots have to be deep rooted since the very begining, means childhood.

Anything which may make us remember Him, and attracts us towards Him, is most welcome, that is important, otherwsie apart from His simran, His bhakti, there is no such thing in the 3 lokas, which can make any justice to His wadeeayee.

Sat Sree Akal.

 

That's a great idea, but today more and more people among our community have been obsessed with the image of Guru Sahib then with Guru Sahib himself, in my own life, I've seen some people who take the photo as the representation of Vaheguru, rather than trying to do Simran or Pant themselves.

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4 minutes ago, Jacfsing2 said:

That's a great idea, but today more and more people among our community have been obsessed with the image of Guru Sahib then with Guru Sahib himself, in my own life, I've seen some people who take the photo as the representation of Vaheguru, rather than trying to do Simran or Pant themselves.

There’s nothing wrong with having a pic of Gurus, as long as we don’t worship them and become all ritualistic. Some people use pics as a tool only to help them and when they are advanced enough on their spiritual journey, they are able to focus on Gurbani. Not everybody is on the same spiritual level and you should be aware of that. 

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13 minutes ago, Jacfsing2 said:

today more and more people among our community have been obsessed with the image of Guru Sahib then with Guru Sahib himself, in my own life, I've seen some people who take the photo as the representation of Vaheguru, rather than trying to do Simran or Pant themselves.

People are weak, they prefer to do their manmat, than really follow Gurmat.

Gurmat though simple and clear, is made difficult by people themselves, but what can the poor people do.

Simran and paath to be done  as you say, needs much purity of mind, otherwise is quite impossible.

Does not the Bani say: 

ਸੇ ਸਿਮਰਹਿ ਜਿਨ ਆਪਿ ਸਿਮਰਾਏ ॥

Sae Simarehi Jin Aap Simaraaeae |

 

Sat Sree Akal.

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harsharan000    2,090

The Lion and the Mouse

 

A lion was sleeping at noon after his meal. There a mouse ran by chance over his body that woke the 'king of the beasts'. The angry lion caught hold of the small mouse with his heavy paw, and wanted to smash it to death.

The poor mouse explained that it ran over his body by chance, and not with any intention to disturb his sleep. It prayed for mercy to the lion.The lion, however, pardoned the tiny creature.

Now the mouse promised the lion of any kind of help in future. At this, the lion smiled, because he did not know how a small creature like a mouse could be of any help to a mighty lion.The mouse bowed down and left silently.

One day the lion fell into the trap of hunters. He roared and roared for help from other animals of the forest. But no one came forward to his help for fear of being caught by the hunters.

But as soon as the mouse heard the lion roaring, it came near the lion and began to gnaw the strings of the net steadily. It made soon a large hole in the net, and the lion escaped easily.Now the lion admitted that even a small creature can be of help to the largest animal at times.

Moral: Mercy is rewarded.

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