Wednesday, April 17, 2013

God Lives In You

Below given is an interesting story of a Tea Shop which you should read carefully and ponder over it. It gives lesson to learn.( Received through Email)

A group of fifteen soldiers led by their Major Sahib were on their way to
the post in Himalayas where they would be deployed for next three months.
Another batch, which will be relieved, would be waiting anxiously for their
arrival so that they could fall back to safer confines of their parent unit.
Some would proceed on leave and meet their families.  They were happy that
they were to relieve a set of comrades who had done their job.

It was a treacherous climb and the journey was to last till the next
evening.  Cold winter with intermittent snowfall added to the torture.

If only someone could offer a cup of tea, the Major thought, knowing
completely well that it was a futile wish.

They continued for another hour before they came across a dilapidated
structure which looked like a small shop.  It was locked.

It was 2 o'clock in the night and there was no house close to the shop where
the owner could be located.  In any case it was not advisable to knock any
doors in the night for security reasons.

It was a stalemate.  "No tea boys, bad luck" said the Major.

The Major told the men to take some rest since they had been walking for
more than three hours now.

Sir, this is a tea shop indeed and we can make tea.  We will have to break
the lock though.

The officer was in doubt about the proposed action but a steaming cup of tea
was not a bad idea.  He thought for a while and permitted for the lock to be
broken.  The lock was broken.

They were in luck.

The place was a shop indeed and had everything required to preparing tea,
and also a few packets of biscuits.

The tea was prepared and it brought great relief to all in the cold night.
They were now ready for the long and treacherous walk ahead of them and
started to get ready to move.

The officer was in thought.  They had broken open the lock and prepared tea
and consumed biscuits without the permission of the owner.  The payment was
due but there was no one in sight.  But they are not a band of thieves.
They are disciplined soldiers.

The Major didn't move out without doing what needed to be done.  He took out
a Rs. 1000/- note from his wallet and kept it on the counter, pressed under
the sugar container, so that the owner sees it first thing when he arrives
in the morning.

He was now relieved of the guilt and ordered the move.

Days, weeks and months passed.  They continued to do gallantly what they
were required to do and were lucky not to lose any one from the group in the
intense insurgency situation.

And then one day, it was time to be replaced by another brave lot.
Soon they were on their way back and stopped at the same shop, which was
today open with the owner in place.  He was an old man with very meager
resources and was happy to see fifteen of them with the prospect of selling
at least fifteen cups of tea that day.

All of them had their tea and spoke to the old man about his life and
experiences in general, selling tea at such remote a location.  The poor,
old man had many stories to tell all of them, replete with his faith in God.

"Kya Baba, yadi Allah hota to kyaa aap ke jaisa 'Allah kaa bandaa' is haal
main hota, said one of them"; moved by his poverty and faith in God.

"Nahin Sahib, aise mat kaho, God actually exists.  I got the proof a few
months ago.

"I was going through very tough times because my only son had been severely
beaten by the terrorists who wanted some information from him which he did
not have.  I had closed the shop early that day and had taken my son to the
hospital.  There were medicines to be purchased and I had no money.  No one
would give me a loan from fear of the terrorists.  There was no hope, Sahib.

"And that day Sahib, I had prayed to Allah for help.  And Sahib, Allah
walked into my shop that day.

"When I returned to my shop that day and saw the lock broken, I thought
someone had broken in and had taken away whatever little I had.  But then I
saw that 'Allah' had left Rs. 1000/- under the sugar pot.  Sahib, I can't
tell you what that money was worth that day.
Allah exists Sahib, He does.

"I know people are dying every day here but all of you will soon meet your
near and dear ones, your children, and you must thank your God Sahib, he is
watching all of us.  He does exist.  He walked in to my shop that day and
broke open the lock to give me the money I desperately needed.  I know He
did it."

The faith in his eyes was unflinching.  It was unnerving.  Fifteen sets of
eyes looked at their officer and read the order in his eyes clear and
unambiguous, 'Keep quiet.'

The officer got up and paid the bill and hugged the old man.

"Yes Baba, I know, God does exist - and yes the tea was wonderful."

Fifteen pairs of eyes did not miss the moisture building in the eyes of the
Major, a rare sight.

And the real truth is that any one of us can be a God to somebody.


Someone has written these beautiful words. It's a must read.
They are like the ten commandments to follow in life all of the time!

1]Prayer is not a "spare wheel" that you pull out when in trouble, but it is a "steering wheel" that directs the right path throughout the journey.

2] So why is a Car's WINDSHIELD so large and the Rear View Mirror so small? Because our PAST is not as important as our FUTURE. So, look  ahead and move on.

3] Friendship is like a BOOK. It takes a few minutes to burn, but it takes years to write.

4] All things in life are temporary. If going well, enjoy it, they will not last forever. If going wrong, don't worry, they can't last long either.

5] Old Friends are Gold! New Friends are Diamond! If you get a Diamond, don't forget the Gold! Because to hold a Diamond, you always need a Base of Gold!

6] Often when we lose hope and think this is the end, GOD smiles from above and says, "Relax, friend, it's just a bend, not the end!

7] When GOD solves your problems, you have faith in HIS abilities; when GOD doesn't solve your problems HE has faith in your abilities.

8] A blind person asked St. Anthony: "Can there be anything worse than losing your eyesight?" He replied: "Yes, losing your vision!"

9] When you pray for others, God listens to you and blesses them; and sometimes, when you are safe and happy, remember that someone has prayed for you.

10] WORRYING does not take away tomorrow's TROUBLES, it takes away today's PEACE.
 Please pass on to others. It may just brighten someone's day...

Live simply.. Love generously.. Care deeply.. Speak kindly..    a n d 
Leave the rest to God.
God bless you and yours!

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