Excerpts from Shri Chariji’s speech…
“I asked Babuji, “you can clean everything. Why don’t you clean us totally so there is no more pain?” He said, “you know, certain amount of pain or bhoga is essential to learn our lessons from it.”
Shri Parthasarathi Rajagopalachari, Shri Ram Chandra Mission, http://www.srcm.org

Fishing Story
The Japanese love fresh fish. However, the waters close to Japan have not held many fish for decades. So to feed the Japanese population, fishing boats got bigger and went farther than ever.

The farther the fishermen went, the longer it took to bring in the fish. If the return trip took more than a few days, the fish were not fresh. The Japanese did not like the taste.

To solve this problem, fishing companies installed freezers on their boats. They would catch the fish and freeze them at sea. Freezers allowed the boats to go farther and stay longer.

However, the Japanese could taste the difference between fresh and frozen and they did not like frozen fish. The frozen fish brought a lower price.

So fishing companies installed fish tanks. They would catch the fish and stuff them in the tanks, fin to fin. After a little thrashing around, the fish stopped moving. They were tired and dull, but alive.

Unfortunately, the Japanese could still taste the difference. Because the fish did not move for days, they lost their fresh-fish taste. The Japanese preferred the lively taste of fresh fish, not sluggish fish.

To keep the fish tasting fresh, the Japanese fishing companies still put the fish in the tanks. But now they add a small shark to each tank. The shark chases the fishes to eat, the fishes starts swimming vigorously and continuously to save its life and arrive in a very lively state to shore.

All our pains and miseries are like a shark in our tank, which keep us swimming to our shore with His Guidance.

 

Vibrant Subbu – Posted from WordPress for BlackBerry.

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