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- One day, in line at the company cafeteria, Joe says to Mike behind him, “My elbow hurts like hell. I guess I’d better see a doctor.””Listen, you don’t have to spend that kind of money,” Mike replies.
“There’s a diagnostic computer down at Costco. Just give it a urine sample and the computer will tell you what’s wrong and what to do about it.
It takes ten seconds and costs ten dollars – A lot cheaper than a doctor.”
So, Joe deposits a urine sample in a small jar and takes it to Costco. He deposits ten dollars and the computer lights up and asks for the urine sample…. He pours the sample into the slot and waits..
Ten seconds later, the computer ejects a printout:
“You have tennis elbow. Soak your arm in warm water and avoid heavy activity.. It will improve in two weeks. Thank you for shopping @ Costco..”
That evening, while thinking how amazing this new technology was, Joe began wondering if the computer could be fooled. He mixed some tap water, a stool sample from his dog, urine samples from his wife and daughter, and a sperm sample from himself for good measure.
Joe hurries back to Costco, eager to check the results.. He deposits ten dollars, pours in his concoction, and awaits the results.
The computer prints the following:
1. Your tap water is too hard. Get a water softener. (Aisle 9)
2. Your dog has ringworm.. Bathe him with anti-fungal shampoo..(Aisle 7)
3. Your daughter has a cocaine habit. Get her into rehab.
4. Your wife is pregnant. Twins. They aren’t yours… Get a lawyer.
5. If you don’t stop playing with yourself, your elbow will never get better!
Thank you for shopping @ Costco!(contributed by : Amr on 06.08.2012)One day, in line at the company cafeteria, Joe says to Mike behind him, “My elbow hurts like hell. I guess I’d better see a doctor.””Listen, you don’t have to spend that kind of money,” Mike replies. “There’s a diagnostic computer down at Costco. Just give it a urine sample and the computer will tell you ...
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Arikul Padm Vināsani, Jay Sevak Trātā,
Jag Jīvan Jagdambā, Harihar Gun Gātā
Singh Ko Vāhan Sāje, Kundal Hai Sāthā.
Dev Vadhū Jaha Gāvat, Nritya Karat Tā Thā.
Satyug Shīl Susundar, Nām Sati Kahlātā.
Hemānchal Ghar Janmī, Sakhiyan Rangrātā.
Shumbh Nishumbh Vidāre, Hemānchal Syātā.
Sahas Bhujā Tanu Dharike, Chakr Liyo Hāthā.
Srishtī Rūp Tū Hī Jananī, Shiv Sang Rangrātā.
Nandī Bhrangī Been Lahī, Sārā Madmātā.
Devan Araj Karat Ham, Chit Ko Lātā.
Gavat De De Tālī, Man Mein Rangrātā.
Shri Pratāp Ārati Maiyā Kī, Jo Koi Gātā.
Sadā Sukhī Nit Rahtā, Such Sampatī Pātā.
Om Jay… !
(Source : http://karwachauthfestival.blogspot.in/2009/09/maa-parvati-ki-aarti.html)Jay Pārvati Mātā, Maiyā Jay Pārvati Mātā., Brahm Sanātan Devī, Shubh Phal Kī Dātā. Om Jay… Arikul Padm Vināsani, Jay Sevak Trātā, Jag Jīvan Jagdambā, Harihar Gun Gātā Om Jay… Singh Ko Vāhan Sāje, Kundal Hai Sāthā. Dev Vadhū Jaha Gāvat, Nritya Karat Tā Thā. Om Jay… Satyug Shīl Susundar, Nām Sati Kahlātā. Hemānchal Ghar Janmī, Sakhiyan Rangrātā. Om Jay… Shumbh Nishumbh Vidāre, Hemānchal Syātā. Sahas Bhujā Tanu ...
“Rivers do not drink their own water, nor do tree eat their own fruit, nor do rain clouds eat the grains reared by them. The wealth of the noble is used solely for the benefit of others!
Even after accepting that giving is good and that one must learn to give, several questions need to be answered.
The first question is: When should one give?
We all know the famous incident from Mahabharat.
Yudhisthir asks a beggar seeking alms to come the next day. On this, Bhim rejoices that Yudhisthir his brother, has conquered death! For he is sure that he will be around the next day to give. Yudhisthir gets the message.
One does not know really whether one will be there tomorrow to give!
The time to give, therefore, is now.
The next question is: How much to give?’
One recalls the famous incident from history.
Rana Pratap was reeling after defeat from the Moghals. He had lost his army, he had lost his wealth, and most important, he had lost hope, his will to fight. At that time, in his darkest hour, his erstwhile minister, Bhamasha, came seeking him and placed his entire fortune at the disposal of Rana Pratap. With this, Rana Pratap raised an army and lived to fight another day.
The answer to this question how much to give is:
“Give as much as one can!
The next question is: ‘What to give?’
It is not only money that can be given away. It could be a flower or even a smile.
It is not how much one gives but how one gives that really matters. When you give a smile to a stranger that may be the only good thing received by him in days and weeks!
“You can give anything but you must give with all your heart!”
One also needs answer to this question: Whom to give?
Many times we avoid giving by finding fault with the person who is seeking. However, being judgmental and rejecting a person on the presumption that he may not be the most deserving, is not justified.
“Give without being judgmental!”
Next we have to answer: How to give?’
Coming to the manner of giving, one has to ensure that the receiver does not feel humiliated, nor the giver feels proud by giving.
In giving, follow the advice ‘Let not your left hand know what your right hand gives? Charity without publicity and fanfare is the highest form of charity.’
While giving, let not the recipient feel small or humiliated. After all, what we give never really belonged to us. We come to this world with nothing and will go with nothing. The thing gifted was only with us for a temporary period. Why then take pride in giving away something which really did not belong to us?
Give with grace and with a feeling of gratitude.
“What should one feel after giving?”
We all know the story of Eklavya. When Dronacharya asked him for his right thumb as “Guru Dakshina, he unhesitatingly cut off the thumb and gave it to Dronacharya.
There is a little known sequel to this story.
Eklavya was asked whether he ever regretted the act of giving away his thumb. He replied, and the reply has to be believed to be true, as it was asked to him when he was dying.
His reply was “Yes! I regretted this only once in my life. It was when Pandavas were coming in to kill Dronacharya who was broken hearted on the false news of death of his son, Ashwathama, and had stopped fighting. It was then that I regretted the loss of my thumb. If the thumb was there, no one could have dared hurt my Guru?
The message to us is clear.
Give and never regret giving!
And the last question is: How much should we provide for our heirs?’
Ask yo“Rivers do not drink their own water, nor do tree eat their own fruit, nor do rain clouds eat the grains reared by them. The wealth of the noble is used solely for the benefit of others! Even after accepting that giving is good and that one must learn to give, several questions need to be ...