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Post by arjun » 12 Dec 2008

Om Shanti. Here is an interesting story sent to me by a friend through email:

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When the great library of Alexandria burned, the story goes, one book was saved. But it was not a valuable book; and so a poor man, who could read a little, bought it for a few coppers.

The book wasn't very interesting, but between its pages there was something very interesting indeed. It was a thin strip of vellum on which was written the secret of the "Touchstone"!

The touchstone was a small pebble that could turn any common metal into pure gold. The writing explained that it was lying among thousands and thousands of other pebbles that looked exactly like it. But the secret was this: The real stone would feel warm, while ordinary pebbles are cold.

So the man sold his few belongings, bought some simple supplies, camped on the seashore, and began testing pebbles. He knew that if he picked up ordinary pebbles and threw them down again because they were cold, he might pick up the same pebble hundreds of times. So, when he felt one that was cold, he threw it into the sea. He spent a whole day doing this but none of them was the touchstone. Yet he went on and on this way. Pick up a pebble. Cold - throw it into the sea. Pick up another. Throw it into the sea.

The days stretched into weeks and the weeks into months. One day, however, about midafternoon, he picked up a pebble and it was warm. He threw it into the sea before he realized what he had done. He had formed such a strong habit of throwing each pebble into the sea that when the one he wanted came along, he still threw it away.

So it is with opportunity. Unless we are vigilant, it's easy to fail to recognize an opportunity when it is in hand and it's just as easy to throw it away.

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Post by arjun » 15 Dec 2008

An SMS sent to me by a friend:

Golden words from Shakespeare : Go 2 help ur friend in problem without invitation & Don't go 2 ur friend in happiness without invitation.

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Post by shivshankar » 16 Dec 2008

Only if he want you to help him;)

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Post by arjun » 18 Dec 2008

From an email sent to me by a friend:

A candle loses nothing if it is used to light another one. So, Just pass it

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Post by arjun » 21 Dec 2008

From an email sent to me by a friend:

Standing for what you believe in, regardless of the odds against you, and the pressures that tear at your resistance....means courage

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Post by arjun » 23 Dec 2008

Keeping a smile on your face, when inside you feel like dying, for the sake of supporting others.....means strength.

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Post by arjun » 29 Dec 2008

Stopping at nothing. And doing what is in ur heart, you know is right,....means determination.

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Post by arjun » 01 Jan 2009

I wish you all

12 moths of Happiness, :D
52 weeks of fun,
365 days success,
8760 hrs good health,
52600 min. good luck,
3153600 sec. of joy ;)
in the new year 2009


With regards,
On Godly Service,
Arjun

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Post by arjun » 02 Jan 2009

Doing more than is expected, to make another's life a little more bearable, without uttering a single complaint.....means compassion

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Post by arjun » 08 Jan 2009

Helping a friend in need, no matter the time or effort, to the best of your ability....means loyalty.

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Post by arjun » 15 Jan 2009

It is because you are determined, not flawless, that you attain perfection. - Purity-Jan-09 published by the BKs

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Post by arjun » 18 Jan 2009

Problems cannot be solved at the same level of consciousness that created them- Albert Einstein

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Post by arjun » 19 Jan 2009

One thing you cannot recycle is wasted time. - Purity-Jan'09

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Post by arjun » 20 Jan 2009

Of all things you wear, your expression is the most important. - Purity-Jan'09

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Post by arjun » 21 Jan 2009

The heaviest thing to carry is a grudge. Purity-Jan'09

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