Wednesday, October 12, 2011

How much per hour?

A man came home from work late, tired and irritated, to find his 5-year old son waiting for him at the door.
SON: ' Daddy, may I ask you a question? '

DAD: ' Yeah sure, what it is? ' replied the man.

SON: ' Daddy, how much do you make an hour? '

DAD: ' That ' s none of your business. Why do you ask such a thing? ' the man said angrily.

SON: ' I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour? '

DAD: ' If you must know, I make £25 an hour. '

SON: ' Oh, ' the little boy replied, with his head down.

SON: ' Daddy, may I please borrow £10? '

The father was furious, ' If the only reason you asked that is so you can borrow some money to buy a silly toy or some other nonsense, then you march yourself straight to your room and go to bed. Think about why you are being so selfish. I don ' t work hard everyday for such childish frivolities. '

The little boy quietly went to his room and shut the door.

The man sat down and started to get even angrier about the little boy ' s questions. How dare he ask such questions only to get some money?

After about an hour or so, the man had calmed down , and started to think:

Maybe there was something he really needed to buy with that £10.00 and he really didn ' t ask for money very often The man went to the door of the little boy ' s room and opened the door.

' Are you asleep, son? ' He asked.

' No daddy, I ' m awake, ' replied the boy.

' I ' ve been thinking, maybe I was too hard on you earlier ' said the man. ' It ' s been a long day and I took out my aggravation on you. Here ' s the £10.00 you asked for. '

The little boy sat straight up, smiling. ' Oh, thank you daddy! ' he yelled. Then, reaching under his pillow he pulled out some crumpled up notes.

The man saw that the boy already had money, started to get angry again.

The little boy slowly counted out his money, and then looked up at his father.

' Why do you want more money if you already have some? ' the father grumbled.

' Because I didn ' t have enough, but now I do, ' the little boy replied.

' Daddy, I have £25 now. Can I buy an hour of your time? Please come home early tomorrow. I would like to have dinner with you. '

The father was crushed. He put his arms around his little son, and he begged for his forgiveness.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Why We Shout In Anger

A Hindu saint who was visiting river Ganges to take bath found a group of family members on the banks, shouting in anger at each other. He turned to his disciples smiled and asked.

'Why do people shout in anger shout at each other?'

Disciples thought for a while, one of them said, 'Because we lose our calm, we shout.'

'But, why should you shout when the other person is just next to you? You can as well tell him what you have to say in a soft manner.' asked the saint

Disciples gave some other answers but none satisfied the other disciples.
Finally the saint explained, .

'When two people are angry at each other, their hearts distance a lot. To cover that distance they must shout to be able to hear each other. The angrier they are, the stronger they will have to shout to hear each other to cover that great distance.

What happens when two people fall in love? They don't shout at each other but talk softly, Because their hearts are very close. The distance between them is either nonexistent or very small...'

The saint continued, 'When they love each other even more, what happens? They do not speak, only whisper and they get even closer to each other in their love. Finally they even need not whisper, they only look at each other and that's all. That is how close two people are when they love each other.'

He looked at his disciples and said.

'So when you argue do not let your hearts get distant, Do not say words that distance each other more, Or else there will come a day when the distance is so great that you will not find the path to return. They may end up in divorce courts, for instance.'
Whenever you feel angry it's because youe WANT something that you can't have in that moment. Maybe you want something from another person and they won't give it to you. Maybe you want something from reality that you can't have.

- Author Unknown

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

​வெள்ளைப் பூனையும் சிவப்புச் சட்டையும்

வெள்ளை நிறப் பூனை சிவப்புச் சட்டை போட்டதே
சட்டை கூடச் சோ்ந்து கொஞ்சம் சேட்டை விட்டதே
வெட்டி வேலை பார்த்துக் கொண்டு ஓடித் திரிந்ததே
முட்டி மோதிக் குட்டிக் குழியில் மாட்டிக் கொண்டதே

குழியில் கிடந்த குட்டிப் பூனை குழம்பித் தவித்ததே
வழியில் போன அன்னை ஒருத்தி அபயம் தந்தாளே
வாரி எடுத்து முத்தம் கொடுத்துப் போகச் சொன்னாளே
தேவி அவளின் காலைச் சுற்றிப் போக மறுத்ததே

ஆடை நீக்கி தேஜஸ் கொண்டு எழுந்து நின்றதே
தேவன் தன்னை நெஞ்சில் கொண்டு எழுந்து நின்றதே
போகும் வழியில் மாந்தர் தூற்றும் ஓசை கேளாமல்
சாகும் வரையில் நேர்மை வழியில் நடந்து சென்றதே.