Kids Imagination !!!

<Story I came across>

A story in one of the schools in Bengaluru where admission is considered impossible!!!

To get UKG admission

The child could not understand why they brought her there..

When we all were standing, the school principal started to converse with the child….yes…in English only! This is one of the most memorable interview I have ever witnessed in my life..
Here goes..

“What’s your name?”


“Good. Tell me something you know”

“I know many things. Tell me what you want…!”

Alas, there is no better point for not getting the admission!

Sita’s mother was trying to make up the situation but the principal stopped her..

Turning to child, she said.. “Tell any rhyme or story which you know..”

Again,”Which one you want.. Rhyme or Story!?”

“Ok. Plz tell me a story..”

“Do uou want to hear what I studied or what I wrote..!?”

Taken to surprise, she asked “Oh! you write stories…???”

“Why should I not write..?”

Now even I was taken aback But she was impressed with the answer. She ( including us) would have not heard such a story in our life…

Ok, tell me story which you have written-?

Sita said


One day “Ravanan kidnapped Sita & took her to Srilanka”

The opening scene failed to impress but still she encouraged the child to continue..

“Rama asked Hanumans help to rescue Sita. Hanuman too agreed to help Rama …”


“Now, Hanuman called his friend Spider man.” No one expected this twist in the story!!


“Because there are lot of mountains between India and Srilanka.. but if we have Spiderman we can go easily with his rope…”

“But Hanuman can fly isn’t it.. ?”

“Yes. But he is having Sanjeevi Mountain on one hand so he cannot fly very fast.!”

All is quiet, after a while Sita asked “Should I continue or not?.”.

“Ok plz continue!”

“Hanuman and Spiderman flew to Srilanka and rescued Sita. Sita said Thanks to both!”


“When you are helped you should say Thanks!”

So Sita requested Hanuman to call Hulk…”

All were surprised.She realized our curiosity and said ” Now Sita is there, so to take her safely back to Rama she called Hulk”

“What??? “Hanuman can carry Sita right?”

“Yes. But he has Sanjeevi Mountain in one hand and has to hold spider man on the other”

No one could control thier smiles. ” So when they all started to India they met my friend Akshay! ”

“How come Akshay there now?”

“Because its my story and I can bring any one there!”

The principal didn’t get angry but waited for the next twist

Then all started to India and landed at Bangalore majestic bus stop!

Now I asked,”Why they have landed In majestic bus stop?

“Because they forgot the way..& Hulk got an idea and called Dora!”

I came to know about Dora only there…!

“Dora came and she took Sita to malleshwaram 5th cross ….. that’s all!”

She finished the story with a smile.. 😀

The principal asks “Why malleshwaram 5th cross…?”

“Because sita lives there & i am Sita!!!”

The principal was impressed and embraced the child. She has been admitted in UKG & was gifted with a Dora doll…

Kids can really amaze… but we clip their wings (creativity) expecting them to do things as we see it right & not from their viewpoint.

Let’s give every child freedom to do their own thing & watch their dreams come true…



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Acharavillada Nalige Lyrics

Acharavillada naalige
ninna neecha buddhiya bidu nalige

vicharavillade parara dooshipudakke,
chaachi kondiruvantha naalige.. ll Achara ll

Pratahkaladoleddu naalige,
siri pathiyennabarade naalige
pathita pavana namma ratipatijanakana
sathathavu nudi kandya naalige ll Achara ll

Chadi helalu beda nalige, ninna
bedikombuvenu nalige
roodhigodeya SriRamana namava
paduthaliru kandya naalige ll Achara ll

Hariya smarane madu naalige
Narahariya bhajise kandya nalige
varada purandara vittalarayana
charana kamala nene naalige llAchara ll

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Good People

A 4 yr old boy was in the market with his 6 yr old sister…
Suddenly the boy found that his sister was lagging behind.He stopped and looked back.His sister was standing in front of a toy shop and was watching something with great interest.The boy went back to her and asked:
“Do you want something?”
The sister pointed at the doll. The boy held her hand and like a responsible elder brother, gave that doll to her.The sister was very very happy… The shopkeeper was watching everything and getting amused to see the matured behaviour of the boy… Now the boy came to the counter and asked the shopkeeper,
“What is the cost of this doll,Sir!” The shopkeeper was a cool man and had experienced the odds of life.So he asked the boy with a lot of love n affection:
” Well,What can you pay?” The boy took out all the shells that he had collected from sea shore,from his pocket and gave them to the shopkeeper. The shopkeeper took the shells and started counting as if he were counting the currency. Then he looked at the boy.The boy asked him worriedly:
“Is it less?” The shopkeeper said,”No,No… These are more than the cost.So I will return the remaining.” Saying so,he kept only 4 shells with him and returned the remaining. The boy, very happily kept those shells back in his pocket and went away with his sister…
A servant in that shop got very surprised watching all these.He asked his master:
” Sir!You gave away such a costly doll just for 4 shells???”
The shopkeeper said with a smile:
“Well,For us these are mere shells.But for that boy,these shells are very precious.And at this age he does not understand what money is,but when he will grow up,he definitely will. And when he would remember that he purchased a doll with the Shells instead of Money,he will remember Me and think that world is full of Good people.He will develop positive thinking..Thats it…”


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2015 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,100 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 35 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

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Put a frog into a vessel fill with water and start heating the water. As the temperature of the water begins to rise, the frog adjust its body temperature accordingly. The frog keeps adjusting its body temperature with the increasing temperature of the water. Just when the water is about to reach boiling point, the frog cannot adjust anymore. At this point the frog decides to jump out. The frog tries to jump but it is unable to do so because it has lost all its strength in adjusting with the rising water temperature. Very soon the frog dies.
What killed the frog?
Think about it!
I know many of us will say the boiling water. But the truth about what killed the frog was its own inability to decide when to jump out.
We all need to adjust with people & situations, but we need to be sure when we need to adjust & when we need to move on. There are times when we need to face the situation and take appropriate actions.
If we allow people to exploit us physically, emotionally, financially, spiritually or mentally they will continue to do so.
Let us decide when to jump!

“Let’s jump while we still have the strength”.

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Parents do not expect us to pay back

That night, Sue quarreled with her mother, then stormed out of the house. While enroute, she remembered that she did not have any money in her pocket, she did not even have enough coins to make a phone call home.

At the same time, she went through a noodle shop, picking up sweet fragrance, she suddenly felt very hungry. She wished for a bowl of noodles, but she had no money!

The seller saw her standing wheat faltered before the counter and asked:

– Hey little girl, you want to eat a bowl?

– But … but I do not carry money … she shyly replied.

– Okay, I’ll treat you – the seller said – come in, I will cook you a bowl.

A few minutes later the owner brought her a steaming bowl of noodles. Ate some pieces, Sue cried.

– What is it? – He asked.

– Nothing. I am just touched by your kindness! – Sue said as she wiped her tears.

– Even a stranger on the street gives me a bowl of noodles, and my mother, after a quarrel, chased me out of the house. She is cruel!!

The seller sighed:

– Girl, why did you think so? Think again. I only gave you a bowl of noodles and you felt that way. Your mother had raised you since you were little, why were you not grateful and disobeyed your mom?

Sue was really surprised after hearing that.

“Why did I not think of that? A bowl of noodles from a stranger made me feel indebted, and my mother has raised me since I was little and I have never felt so, even a little.”

On the way home, Sue thought in her head what she would say to her mother when she arrives home: “Mom, I’m sorry. I know it is my fault, please forgive me … ”

Once up the steps, Sue saw her mother worried and tired of looking for her everywhere. Upon seeing Sue, her mother gently said: “Sue, come inside honey. You are probably very hungry? I cooked rice and prepared the meal already, come eat while it is still hot …”

Cannot control any longer, Sue cried in her mom’s hands.

!! Morals !!

In life, we appreciate the small actions of some people around us but, for the relatives, especially parents, we see their sacrifices as a natural act …

Parental love and concern are the most precious gifts we have been given since birth.

Parents do not expect us to pay back for nurturing us .. but have we ever appreciated or treasure the unconditional sacrifice of our parents?

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ಛತ್ರಪತಿ ಶಾಹೂ ಮಹಾರಾಜರು

ನಮ್ಮ ದೇಶದಲ್ಲಿ ಅನೇಕ ತರಹದ ರಾಜರುಗಳು ಆಗಿ ಹೋಗಿದ್ದಾರೆ.  ಕೆಲ­ವರು ತಮ್ಮ ಶೌರ್ಯದಿಂದ ಖ್ಯಾತಿ­ ಗಳಿಸಿದರೆ, ಮತ್ತೆ ಕೆಲವರು ದಾನ­ದಿಂದ. ಆದರೆ, ಕೆಲವರು ಕೇವಲ ಭೋಗದಿಂದ ಜನರ ಟೀಕೆಗೆ ಒಳಗಾದರೆ ಕೊಲ್ಹಾ­ಪುರದ ಶಾಹೂ ಮಹಾರಾಜ­ಅವರಂಥವರು ತಮ್ಮ ಪ್ರಜೆಗಳ ಹಕ್ಕುಗಳಿ­ಗಾಗಿ, ಸಮಾನತೆಗಾಗಿ, ಅವರ ಶಿಕ್ಷಣಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ಬಹುದೊಡ್ಡ ಕೆಲಸವನ್ನು ಮಾಡಿ ಜಗಮಾನ್ಯರಾದರು. 1884 ರಲ್ಲಿ ಜನಿ­ಸಿದ ಛತ್ರಪತಿ ಶಾಹೂ ಮಹಾರಾಜರು ಜನರ ಉತ್ಥಾನ ಶಿಕ್ಷಣದಿಂದ ಮಾತ್ರ ಸಾಧ್ಯ ಎಂದು ನಂಬಿ ಸರ್ವರಿಗೂ ಶಿಕ್ಷಣದ ಅವಕಾಶ ಮಾಡಿ­ಕೊಟ್ಟರು. ಅದರಲ್ಲಿಯೂ ಸಮಾಜದ ಅತ್ಯಂತ ಕಡೆಯ ವರ್ಗವನೆನ್ನಿಸಿ­ಕೊಂಡವರಿಗೆ ಹೆಚ್ಚಿನ ಆದ್ಯತೆ ನೀಡಿ ವಸತಿ ಶಾಲೆಗಳನ್ನು ಸ್ಥಾಪಿಸಿ ಉಚಿತ ಹಾಗೂ ಕಡ್ಡಾಯದ ಶಿಕ್ಷಣ ದೊರಕಿಸಿದರು. ದಲಿತರ ಮುಖವಾಣಿ­ಯಾದರು. ಆಗಿನ ಕಾಲದಲ್ಲಿ ಅಸ್ಪೃಶ್ಯರು ಬಾವಿಯನ್ನು ಮುಟ್ಟುವಂತಿರಲಿಲ್ಲ.  ಯಾರಾದರೂ ಸವರ್ಣೀಯರು ಬಂದು ನೀರು ಸೇದಿ ಹಣಿಸಿದರೆ ಮಾತ್ರ ಅವರಿಗೆ ನೀರು. ಒಬ್ಬ ಅಸ್ಪೃಶ್ಯನಿಗೆ ತುಂಬ ಬಾಯಾರಿಕೆಯಾಗಿ ಅನೇಕರಿಗೆ ನೀರು ಕೊಡಿರೆಂದು ಹಲು­ಬುತ್ತಾನೆ.

ಯಾರೂ ಕರುಣೆ ತೋರ­ದಿದ್ದಾಗ ಬಾಯಾರಿಕೆ­ಯನ್ನು ತಡೆಯದೇ ತಾನೇ ನೀರು ಸೇದಿಕೊಂಡು ಕುಡಿ­ಯುತ್ತಾನೆ. ಇದನ್ನು ಕಂಡ ಸವರ್ಣೀ­ಯರು ಆತನನ್ನು ಪ್ರಜ್ಞೆ ತಪ್ಪುವಂತೆ ಥಳಿಸುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಆ ಮನುಷ್ಯನ ಸ್ನೇಹಿತರು, ಪರಿವಾರದವರು ಅವನನ್ನು ಹೊತ್ತು-­ಕೊಂಡು ಅರಮನೆಗೆ ಬಂದು ಶಾಹೂ ಮಹಾರಾಜರನ್ನು ಕಂಡು ಸಂಗತಿಯನ್ನು ವಿವರಿಸುತ್ತಾರೆ.  ಆಗ ಮಹಾ­ರಾಜರು ಯಾವ ಯಾವ ಸವರ್ಣೀಯ ವ್ಯಕ್ತಿ ಈ ದೀನನನ್ನು ಹೊಡೆ­ದಿದ್ದಾನೋ ಅವರ­ನ್ನೆಲ್ಲ ಕರೆಸಿ ಇನ್ನೊಮ್ಮೆ ಆ ತರಹ ಮಾಡದಂತೆ ದಂಡಿಸುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಅಷ್ಟೇ ಅಲ್ಲ, ಆ ಅಸ್ಪೃಶ್ಯ ವ್ಯಕ್ತಿಗೆ ಹಣಕೊಟ್ಟು ಅರಮನೆಯ ಹತ್ತಿರವೇ ಒಂದು ಚಹಾದ ಅಂಗಡಿ ಹಾಕಿ ಕೊಡುತ್ತಾರೆ.  ನಂತರ ಸಮಯ ದೊರೆತಾಗಲೆಲ್ಲ ಅವನ ಚಹಾದ ಅಂಗಡಿಗೆ ಹೋಗಿ ಅವನೇ ಮಾಡಿಕೊಟ್ಟ ಚಹಾವನ್ನು ಅವ­ನೊಂದಿಗೇ ಕುಡಿ­ಯುತ್ತಾರೆ.  ತಮ್ಮನ್ನು ಕಾಣಲು ಬಂದವ­ರನ್ನೆಲ್ಲ ಅದೇ ಚಹಾ ಅಂಗಡಿಗೆ ಕರೆಸಿ, ಅವರಿಗೂ ಆತ ಮಾಡಿದ ಚಹಾ ಕುಡಿಸಿ ಕಳಿಸುತ್ತಿದ್ದರು.  ಜಾತಿಯ ಅಹಂಕಾರ­ದಿಂದ ಮರೆಯು­ತ್ತಿದ್ದವರ ಭ್ರಮೆಗಳನ್ನು ಸ್ವತಃ ತಾವೇ ಮಾದರಿಯಾಗಿ ನಿಂತು ನಿವಾರಿ­ಸುತ್ತಿದ್ದರು.

ಅವರು ಮೂಢನಂಬಿಕೆಯನ್ನೂ ಬಲವಾಗಿ ವಿರೋಧಿಸಿದ್ದರು.  ಒಮ್ಮೆ ಅವರ ಆಸ್ಥಾನಕ್ಕೆ ಒಬ್ಬ ಜ್ಯೋತಿಷಿ ಬಂದ. ಅವರ ಭವಿಷ್ಯವನ್ನು ಹೇಳುತ್ತೇನೆ ಎಂದ. ಶಾಹೂ ಮಹಾರಾಜರು ಅವನನ್ನು ಮರುದಿನ ಬೆಳಿಗ್ಗೆ ಅರಮನೆಗೆ ಬರುವಂತೆ ಹೇಳಿದರು. ಆತ ಹೇಳಿದಂತೆ ಬಂದೊಡನೆ ಅರಮನೆಯ ಸೈನಿಕರು ಅವನನ್ನು ಬಂಧಿಸಿ ಕಾರಾಗೃಹಕ್ಕೆ ತಳ್ಳಿದರು. ಜ್ಯೋತಿಷಿ ಗಾಬರಿಯಾದ, ತನ್ನ ತಪ್ಪೇನು ಎಂದು ಸೈನಿಕರನ್ನು ಕೇಳಿದ. ಅವರು ತಮಗೆ ಕಾರಣ ಗೊತ್ತಿಲ್ಲವೆಂತಲೂ, ಬಹುಶಃ ಮರುದಿನ ಬೆಳಿಗ್ಗೆ ಅವನಿಗೆ ನೇಣು ಹಾಕಲಾಗುತ್ತದೆಂದೂ ಹೇಳಿ­ದಾಗ ಆತ ಕಂಗಾಲಾಗಿ, ಹೊರಳಾಡಿ ಅತ್ತ, ರಾತ್ರಿಯೆಲ್ಲ ಒದ್ದಾಡಿದ ಆತನನ್ನು ಬೆಳಿಗ್ಗೆ ಶಾಹೂ ಮಹಾರಾಜರ ಮುಂದೆ ಕರೆತಂದರು.

ಆತ ದೊಪ್ಪನೇ ಮಹಾರಾಜರ ಕಾಲಮೇಲೆ ಬಿದ್ದು, ‘ಸ್ವಾಮೀ, ನನ್ನಿಂದ ಯಾವ ಅಪ­ರಾಧವೂ ಆಗಿಲ್ಲ, ನನಗೆ ಏಕೆ ಈ ಶಿಕ್ಷೆ?’ ಎಂದು ಕೇಳಿದ.  ಆಗ ಮಹಾರಾಜರು, ‘ಅಲ್ಲಪ್ಪ, ನೀನು ನಿನ್ನೆ ಬೆಳಿಗ್ಗೆ ಅರಮನೆಗೆ ಬರುವಾಗ ನಿನ್ನನ್ನು ಜೈಲಿಗೆ ಹಾಕುತ್ತಾ­ರೆಂಬ ಭವಿಷ್ಯ ತಿಳಿದಿರಲಿಲ್ಲ. ನಿನಗೇ ನಾಳೆ ಏನಾಗುತ್ತದೆ ಎಂಬುದು ತಿಳಿಯದಿದ್ದಾಗ ನನ್ನ ಅಥವಾ ಮತ್ತೊಬ್ಬರ ಭವಿಷ್ಯ ನಿನಗೆ ಹೇಗೆ ತಿಳಿದೀತು? ಸಾಕು, ಇನ್ನೂ ಜನರನ್ನು ಮೋಸಮಾಡಬೇಡ’ ಎಂದು ತಾಕೀತು ಮಾಡಿ ಕಳುಹಿಸಿದರು. ಇಂತಹ ಸಾಮಾಜಿಕ ಕಳಕಳಿಯ, ಪ್ರಾಮಾಣಿಕ ಚಿಂತನೆಯ, ದೀನರಿಗೆ ಧ್ವನಿಯಾದ, ಸಮಾನತೆಯ ಹರಿಕಾರರಾದ ನಾಯ­ಕರು ಮಾನವತೆ ಮೆರೆಯುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಇದ್ದಾಗ ಅನೇಕ ಜನರಿಗೆ ಬೆಳಕಾಗು­ತ್ತಾರೆ. ಜೀವಿತದ ಅವಧಿ ಮುಗಿದ ಬಳಿಕವೂ ಉಜ್ವಲ ಪ್ರಭೆಯ ದಾರಿದೀಪವನ್ನು ತೋರುತ್ತಾರೆ.  ಅಂಥ ಮಹಾನುಭಾವರಲ್ಲಿ ಛತ್ರಪತಿ ಶಾಹೂ ಮಹಾರಾಜರೂ ಒಬ್ಬರು.ಛತ್ರಪತಿ-ಶಾಹೂ-ಮಹಾರಾಜರು

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You guys might have come across this little story, But still sharing it.

On the first day of their marriage, wife and husband agreed not to open the door for ANY visitor! That same day, the husband’s parents came to see them, and knocked on the door. Husband and the wife looked at each other… the husband wanted to open the door, but since they had an agreement, he did not, so his parents left.

After a while, the same day, the wife’s parents came visiting. Wife and husband looked at each other, and even though they had an agreement, the wife with tears on her eyes whispered:- “I can’t do this to my parents”, and she opened the door! Husband did not say anything. Years passed and they had 2 boys. Afterwards, they had a third child which was a girl. The father planned a very big and lavish party for the new born baby girl, and he invited everyone over. Later that night, his wife asked him what was the reason for such a big celebration for this baby, while we did not do so for the brothers! The Husband simply replied:- “because she is the one who will open the door for me!” Daughters are so special… your little girl will hold your hand for only a little while… but will hold your heart for a life time. It’s ‘DAUGHTER’S WEEK’, and if you are a daughter OR have a daughter who makes life worth living, by just being around – and you love her as much as your own breath… if you are proud of your daughter, or being a daughter,


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ಕೈಲಾಸಪತಿಯನ್ನು ಜಯಿಸಿದ ಕಾಯಕ – Beautiful Must Read

ಹನ್ನೆರಡನೆಯ ಶತಮಾನ ನಮ್ಮ ದೇಶದ ಇತಿಹಾಸದಲ್ಲಿ ಒಂದು ಪರ್ವ­ಕಾಲ.  ಮನುಷ್ಯ ಹಾಗೂ ಸಮಾಜದ ಸಂಬಂಧಗಳನ್ನು ಕುರಿತು ಅಂದಿನ ವಚನಕಾರರು ಕಂಡ ಚಿಂತನೆ ಅಭೂತ­ಪೂರ್ವವಾದದ್ದು. ಇಂದು ನಮ್ಮ ಭಾಷೆ, ಸಂಸ್ಕೃತಿ ಮತ್ತು ಚಿಂತನೆಯ ಧಾಟಿಗಳು ಎದುರಿಸುತ್ತಿರುವ ಅಪಾಯ ಮತ್ತು ಆತಂಕಗಳನ್ನು ಕಂಡಾಗ ಅಂದಿನ ವಚನಕಾರರ ಬದುಕಿನೊಡನೆ ನಾವು ಸಂವಾದವನ್ನು ಕಲ್ಪಿಸುವ ಅಗತ್ಯತೆ ಕಾಣುತ್ತದೆ.  ಶರಣರು ನುಡಿಗೆ ಬೆಲೆ ನೀಡದೆ ನಡೆಗೆ ಮಣೆ ಹಾಕಿದ­ವರು. ವ್ಯಕ್ತಿಯನ್ನು ಜಾತಿಯಿಂದ ಗುರುತಿಸದೆ ಕಾಯಕದಿಂದ ಪ್ರೀತಿಸಿದವರು. ಅದಕ್ಕೇ ಕಾಯಕವೇ ಕೈಲಾಸ. ಅದಕ್ಕೊಂದು ಪೂಜ್ಯನೆಲೆ.  ಹೀಗೆ ಕಾಯಕದಿಂದ ಶಿವ­ನನ್ನೇ ಗೆದ್ದ ನಕ್ಕೀರನ ಕಥೆ ತುಂಬ ಸುಂದರ.

ಇದು ಕರ್ನಾಟಕಕ್ಕಿಂತ ತಮಿಳು­ನಾಡಿ­ನಲ್ಲಿ ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಪ್ರಚಲಿತವಿದ್ದ ಕಥೆ. ನಕ್ಕೀರ ಯಾವಾಗಲೂ ಸಮುದ್ರದ ತಡಿ­ಯಲ್ಲೇ ಇರುವವನು. ಅವನ ಕೆಲಸ­ವೆಂದರೆ ಸಮುದ್ರದ ಆಳಕ್ಕೆ ಮುಳುಗಿ ಅಲ್ಲಿದ್ದ ಮುತ್ತುಗಳನ್ನು ಆಯ್ದು ತರು­ವುದು. ಅದು ಅವನ ದೈಹಿಕ ಕೆಲಸ­ವಾದರೂ ಅವನ ಪ್ರತಿ ಉಸಿರಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಶಿವ. ಅವನು ನೀರಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಮುಳುಗುವಾಗ, ಮುತ್ತು­ಗಳನ್ನು ಆಯುವಾಗ, ನೀರಿನಿಂದ ಹೊರಬಂದು ಅವುಗಳನ್ನು ಬೇರ್ಪಡಿ­ಸುವಾಗ ಪ್ರತಿಕ್ಷಣವೂ ಶಿವಧ್ಯಾನ. ಅವನಿಗೆ ಶಿವಭಕ್ತನೆಂದು ಅಷ್ಟು ದೊಡ್ಡ ಹೆಸರು ಬಂದ­ದ್ದನ್ನು ಕಂಡು ಶಿವನಿಗೂ ಅಸೂಯೆಯಾಯಿತಂತೆ.  ಅವನನ್ನು ಕಂಡು ಪರೀಕ್ಷಿಸ­ಬೇಕೆಂದು ಶಿವ ಸಮುದ್ರ ದಂಡೆಗೆ ಬಂದು ಪ್ರತ್ಯಕ್ಷನಾದ. ನಕ್ಕೀರ ತನ್ನ ಕಾಯಕ­ದಲ್ಲಿ ಎಷ್ಟು ತನ್ಮಯ­ನಾಗಿದ್ದನೆಂದರೆ ಮುಂದೆ ಶಿವ ನಿಂತದ್ದು ಕಾಣಲಿಲ್ಲವಂತೆ! ಅವನನ್ನು ಗಮನಿಸದೇ ನೀರಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಮುಳುಗು ಹಾಕಿದ. ಶಿವನಿಗೆ ಕೋಪ ಬಂತು.  ತನ್ನ ಭಕ್ತನೆಂದು ಜನ ಈತನನ್ನು ಕೊಂಡಾಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದರೆ ಈತ ಸಾಕ್ಷಾತ್ ತಾನೇ ಮುಂದೆ ಬಂದು ನಿಂತರೂ ಗಮನಿಸುತ್ತಿಲ್ಲ. ಶಿವನ ಕೋಪ ಹೆಚ್ಚಾ­ಯಿತು.

ನಕ್ಕೀರ ನೀರಿನಿಂದ ಮೇಲೆ ಬಂದೊಡನೆ ಕ್ರುದ್ಧನಾಗಿ ತನ್ನ ಮೂರನೆಯ ಕಣ್ಣನ್ನು ತೆರೆದ. ಶಿವನ ಹಣೆಗಣ್ಣು ತೆರೆದರೆ ಪ್ರಪಂಚವೇ ಭಸ್ಮವಾಗಿ ಹೋಗುತ್ತದೆ.  ನಕ್ಕೀರ ಹೇಗೆ ಬದುಕಿ ಉಳಿದಾನು? ಆದರೆ ಆಶ್ಚರ್ಯ! ಶಿವನ ತೆರೆದ ಕಣ್ಣೀರಿನ ಬೆಂಕಿಯ ಉರಿ ನಕ್ಕೀರನಿಗೆ ತಗುಲಲಿಲ್ಲ. ಅವನು ತನ್ನ ಕೆಲಸದಲ್ಲೇ ತೊಡಗಿದ್ದ. ಶಿವ ಆಶ್ಚರ್ಯದಿಂದ ನಕ್ಕೀರನನ್ನು ಕೇಳಿದ,  ‘ಅಲ್ಲಯ್ಯ,  ನನ್ನನ್ನು ಕಾಣಲೆಂದು ಅನೇ­ಕಾ­ನೇಕ  ಶರಣರು ನೂರಾರು ವರ್ಷ ತಪಸ್ಸು ಮಾಡಿದರೂ ದೊರೆಯದ ನಾನು, ನಿನ್ನ ಮುಂದೆಯೇ ನಿಂತಿದ್ದರೂ ನಿರ್ಲಕ್ಷ್ಯದಿಂದ ಕೆಲಸ ಮಾಡುತ್ತೀ­ದ್ದೀಯಾ.  ಇದಕ್ಕೆ ಏನು ಕಾರಣ?’ ಆಗ ನಕ್ಕೀರ, ‘ದೇವಾ, ನಾನು ನನ್ನ ಕೆಲಸದಲ್ಲಿ ತನ್ಮಯ­ನಾಗಿದ್ದೆ.  ನನಗೆ ಕಾಯಕವೇ ಪೂಜೆ.  ಆ ಕಾಯಕ ನೀನೇ, ನೀನೇ ನನ್ನ ಕಾಯಕದ ಉದ್ದೇಶ’ ಎಂದಾಗ ಶಿವ, ‘ಹೌದು, ಆದರೆ ನನ್ನ ಉರಿಗಣ್ಣಿನ ಬೆಂಕಿ  ನಿನ್ನನ್ನು ಯಾಕೆ ಸುಡಲಿಲ್ಲ?’ ಎಂದು ಕೇಳುತ್ತಾನೆ.

ಅದಕ್ಕೆ ನಕ್ಕೀರ, ‘ದೇವಾ, ನಾನು ದುಡಿದು ತಿನ್ನುವವನು, ನೀನು ತಿರಿದು ತಿನ್ನುವವನು. ದುಡಿದು ತಿನ್ನುವವನು ತಿರಿದು ತಿನ್ನುವವನಿಗಿಂತ ದೊಡ್ಡವನು.  ನಿನ್ನ ಉರಿಗಣ್ಣಿಗಿಂತ ನನ್ನ ಕಾಯಕದ ಶಕ್ತಿ ಹೆಚ್ಚು’ ಎನ್ನುತ್ತಾನೆ.  ಈ ಮಾತಿಗೆ ಶಿವ ಮೆಚ್ಚುತ್ತಾನೆ, ನಕ್ಕೀರನ ಕಾಯಕದ ಶಕ್ತಿ­ಯನ್ನು ಹೊಗಳುತ್ತಾನೆ, ಆಶೀರ್ವದಿ­ಸುತ್ತಾನೆ. ಎಂಥ ಸುಂದರ ಕಥೆ ಇದು! ಕಾಯಕ ಬರೀ ಕೈಲಾಸವಲ್ಲ, ಅದು ಕೈಲಾಸ­­ಪತಿಯ ಶಕ್ತಿಯನ್ನೂ ಮೀರಿಸು­ವಂಥದ್ದು! ಕಥೆ ಧ್ವನಿಪೂರ್ಣವಾಗಿದೆ. ನಾವು ಒಪ್ಪಿಕೊಂಡಿರುವ ಕೆಲಸವನ್ನು ಅತ್ಯಂತ ಶ್ರದ್ಧೆಯಿಂದ, ತನ್ಮಯತೆಯಿಂದ ಮಾಡಿದರೆ ಭೌತಿಕ ಜಗತ್ತಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಯಶಸ್ಸು ಪಡೆಯುವುದಲ್ಲದೇ, ಭಗವಂತನ ಕೃಪೆಗೂ ಪಾತ್ರರಾಗುತ್ತೇವೆ ಎಂದು ತಿಳಿಸಿದ ಶರಣರ ಮಾತು ನಮ್ಮ ಬದುಕಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಬೆಳಕು ಚೆಲ್ಲಬೇಕು.

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Jobless Man !!!

A jobless man applied for the position of ‘office boy’ at a very big company.
The employer interviewed him, then a test: clean the floor.
“You are hired.” – the employer said. ”Give me your email address, and I’ll send you the application to fill, as well as when you will start.”
The man replied, “I don’t have a computer, neither an email.”
“I’m sorry,” said the employer, “if you don’t have an email , you cannot have the job.”
The man left with no hope. He didn’t know what to do, with only $10 USD in his pocket.
He then decided to go to the supermarket, bought a 10 kg tomato crate, then sold the tomatoes door to door. In less than two hours, he succeeded and doubled his capital. He repeated the operation 3 times and returned home with $60 USD. The man realized that he could survive by this way, and started to go everyday earlier, and returned late. Thus, his money doubled or tripled everyday. Shortly later, he bought a cart, then a truck, and then he had his own fleet of delivery vehicles.
Five years later, the man’s company was one of the biggest food retailers. He started to plan his family’s future, and decided to have a life insurance. He called an insurance broker and chose a protection plan. When the conversation was concluded, the broker asked him his email. The man replied: “I don’t have an email.”
The broker replied curiously, “You don’t have an email, and yet have succeeded to build an empire. Do you imagine what position you could have if you had an email?”
The man paused for a while, and replied: “An office boy!”
Don’t be discouraged if something is not in your favor today. Better opportunities are always waiting ahead.

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