WHILE WATCHING THE LUNAR ECLIPSE
ON JULY 7TH, 2009
Dear Devotees Jai Shri Ram!
It will take a few seconds to read and change the thinking in your lives.
Life ends when you stop Dreaming, Hope ends when you stop Believing,
Love ends when you stop Caring & Friendship ends when you stop Sharing…
THE STORY IS
Two men were seriously ill and occupied the same hospital room.
One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs.
His bed was next to the room’s only window. But other man had to spend all his time flat on his back.
Both men would talk for hours about their wives, families, their homes, their jobs, where they had been on vacation etc.
Every afternoon the man in the bed by the window could sit up and would pass the time by describing to his roommate all the things he could see outside the window. The man in the other bed began to live where his world would be broadened and enlivened by the activities and colors of the outside world.
“The window overlooked a park with a lovely lake, ducks, swans playing on the water,children sailed their model boats, young lovers walked arm in arm amidst flowers of every color and a fine view of the city skyline could be seen in the distance”.
As the man by the window described all this in exquisite details, the man on the other side of the room would close his eyes and imagine these picturesque scenes. Even one warm afternoon, the man by the window described a parade passing by. Although the other man could not hear the band but he could see it in the eyes of his mind.
The days, weeks and months passed and one morning, the nurse arrived for their baths only to find the lifeless body of the man by the window, who had died peacefully in his sleep. She was saddened and called the hospital attendants to take the body away.
As soon as it seemed appropriate, the other man asked if he could be moved next to the window. The nurse was happy to make the switch, and after making sure he was comfortable, she left him alone.
Slowly, painfully, he propped himself up on one elbow to take his first look at the real world outside. He strained to look out the window besides the bed, it faced a blank wall. Now this man asked the nurse what could have compelled his deceased roommate who used to describe wonderful things outside this window.
The nurse responded that the man was blind and could not even see the wall.
‘Perhaps he just wanted to encourage you live peacefully’
There is tremendous happiness in making others happy despite our own situations.
Sharing grief is half the sorrow but sharing happiness brings peace to your life.
Just forward it to your friends and well wishers if you liked it!
Swamiji Sri Madanji
Founder Panchvati Ashram
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