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- Bhagvad Gita – Adhyay 19 (Chapter 19)
Arjun : Hey Vasudev, how can I do the most heinous and unpardonable act of forwarding email that I receive, to my friends, relatives and revered elders?
Krishna : Paarth, at this moment, none of them is your friend or foe, relative or in-law, young or old and good or evil. You have no escape from following your Net-Dharma. Make haste to log on and send off the email to one and all. That is the only Karma expected of you and Dharma you must follow.
Arjun : Hey Murari! Do not implore me to do something that pricks my conscience and stirs my soul.
Krishna : O Kunti-Putra, you are caught in the vicious circle of Maya. In this material world, you are committed to no one except to yourself, your Dharma and your mouse. emails have existed for the last 25 years and will remain long after you are gone. Rise above the Maya and perform your bounden duty.
Arjun : Lord Krishna, pray and enlighten me on how email is related to Maya.
Krishna : Vatsa, email is the 6th element in the universe – Aap, Vaayu, Jal, Agni, Aakaash and email. It is at the same time animate and inanimate, living and dead beat. It overloads the system and fills up the hard disk. But it serves one great purpose. It leads people to believe that they are filling their time in an intellectual pursuit by reading and re-forwarding mail. It gives them a sense of achievement without investing their intellect and efforts. Like the Atman that leaves one’s physical body and moves on to another, the email moves from system to system and never gets deleted or dies.
Arjun : Great Giridhaari, kindly tell me what the true attributes of email are.
Krishna : Neither fire can burn it, nor air can evaporate it. Neither can it be conquered nor can it be defeated. email is omnipresent and immortal like your noble and eternal soul. Unlike an arrow shot from your bow, many a time the email forwarded by you, will even return to you safely after some months or even years, allowing you to re-re-forward it to the same people.
Arjun : Great Saarathi, my salutations to you. You have opened my eyes to the cult of email. I was lost in the Maya and have been reading all the email that I keep receiving and doing no other Karma. Now on, I will just press the “Forward” button without reading any of it and send it to all and sundry, friends and foes, relatives and in-laws, young and old. That will surely bring them to their knees in this epochal battle of Good against Evil, in the Kurukshetra.
Krishna : Arjuna, victory or defeat is not in your hands. Do not ponder over the fruits of your labour. Just keep forwarding email and make one and all go bananas reading it and you will have done your supreme duty. Tathastu.
(contributed by: Mohan Rao on 1.10.2011)(contributed by: Mohan Rao on 1.10.2011)
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A young and successful
executive was traveling down a neighborhood street,
going a bit too fast in his new Jaguar. He was
watching for kids darting out from between parked
cars and slowed down when he thought he saw
As his car passed, no children appeared.
Instead, a brick smashed into the Jag’s side door!
He slammed on the brakes and backed the Jag back to
the spot where the brick had been thrown.
driver then jumped out of the
car, grabbed the nearest kid and pushed him up
against a parked car shouting,
‘What was that all about and who are you? Just what
the heck are you doing? That’s a new car and that
brick you threw is going to cost a lot of money. Why
did you do it?’ The young boy was apologetic.
‘Please, mister…please, I’m sorry but I didn’t
know what else to do,’ He pleaded. ‘I threw the
brick because no one else would stop….’ With tears
dripping down his face and off his chin, the youth
pointed to a spot just around a parked car. ‘It’s my
brother, ‘he said ‘He rolled off the curb and fell
out of his wheelchair and I can’t lift him
Now sobbing, the boy
asked the stunned executive, ‘Would you please help
me get him back into his wheelchair? He’s hurt and
he’s too heavy for me.’
Moved beyond words,
the driver tried to swallow the rapidly swelling
lump in his throat… He hurriedly lifted the
handicapped boy back into the wheelchair, then took
out a linen handkerchief and dabbed at the fresh
scrapes and cuts. A quick look told him everything
was going to be okay. ‘Thank you and may God bless
you,’ the grateful child told the stranger. Too
shook up for words, the man simply watched the boy!
push his wheelchair-bound brother down the sidewalk
toward their home.
It was a long, slow
walk back to the Jaguar. The damage was very
noticeable, but the driver never bothered to repair
the dented side door. He kept the dent there to
remind him of this message: ‘Don’t go through life
so fast that someone has to throw a brick at you to
get your attention!’ God whispers in our souls and
speaks to our hearts Sometimes when we don’t have
time to listen, He has to throw a brick at us. It’s
our choice to listen or
Thought for the
If God had a
refrigerator, your picture would be on
If He had a wallet,
your photo would be in
He sends you flowers
He sends you a sunrise
every morning Face it, friend – He is crazy about
Send this to every
‘beautiful person’ you wish to
God didn’t promise
days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun
without rain, but He did promise strength for the
day, comfort for the tears, and light for the
Read this line very
slowly and let it sink
If God brings you to
it, He will bring you through
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“Good morning, sir! I’d like to order two boiled eggs, one of them so under-cooked that it’s runny, and the other so overcooked that it’s tough.”
“Wwwhat?” stammered the head waiter.
“Let me finish,” said the guest. I also want some rubbery bacon, burnt toast, and butter that’s so cold it’s impossible to spread.’
The head waiter opened his mouth to protest, but once again was shushed by the guest, who continued, “Finally, I’ll have a pot of extra-weak coffee, served at room temperature.”
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