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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Half Efforts!

Hey guys, my uncle once told me this very short but meaningful story and i think you may also like it...

There was this man who has been a great worshiper of lord Shiv ji right from his childhood. And the lord was also very happy with him. The person only had one wish which he always aksed Shiv ji to fulfill. The wish was to win a lottery and he never forgot to mention it in his daily prayers.
But today is the last day of his life and he still repeated his wish to win a lottery in his prayer.

Parvati ji was seeing all this for a long time but today seeing this person dying and that the person has been so good and worshiped Shiv ji through out his life, she couldn't resist herself. She asked the Lord as why did he not listen to the man and grant him his wish to win the lottery? And particularly the man never did any wrong to anyone and also never complained or abused the Lord for his misries. And he never gave up worshipping the Lord even during very hard times. So Parvati ji, quite furiously asked the Lord, what is the reason that the man did not deserve the Lord's generousity?

Shiv ji answered that yes this is true that this man very rightfully deserved his wish to be granted and he wanted the same. But,as his wish was to win a lottery, the man never bought a lottery ticket. Now, the Lord said, even I wanted to fulfill his wish but he never made an effort or had no knowledge that to win a lottery, apart from praying, the one basic thing is to buy a lottery ticket!

So one moral of this story is that half and incomplete efforts can never take you to your goal.
Hey, you guys can add more morals to this story, whatever you think can be associated with it...

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

you are absolutely right..

Ved said...

Nice one indeed! In our scenario, the story has a different twist altogether.

Ved

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