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Main Section => Sanskar => Topic started by: ShAivI on August 13, 2016, 08:18:12 AM

Title: PIZZA
Post by: ShAivI on August 13, 2016, 08:18:12 AM


Wife: Don’t put so many clothes for wash today

Husband: Why ?

She said : Maid has said she won’t come for two days

Husband :Why ?

Wife : She said she is going to meet her granddaughter
during Ganpati festival

Husband : OK, Will not put too many clothes

Wife : And , Shall I give her Rs. 500 for Ganpati ?
Festival bonus ?

Husband : Why ? Diwali is approaching ,
we will give her at that time..

Wife : Oh no dear .
She is poor. Going to meet her daughter and granddaughter ,
so she will also feel nice.
Moreover, everything has become so expensive these days.
How will she able to celebrate festival ?

Husband : You ! I don’t know why you become emotional so easily

Wife : Oh dear, don’t worry .
I am going to cancel today’s program of ordering Pizza.
Why unnecessarily blow away Rs. 500 on eight pieces of stale bread.

Husband : Wow. Great .Snatching Pizza from us and giving to the maid !

Maid returned after three days and got busy in mopping and dusting.

Husband asked her

Husband : So, how was the vacation ?

Maid : very nice sahib.. Didi had given Rs 500 .. festival bonus.

Husband : So you went and met your daughter ?
and also met your granddaughter ?

Maid: yes sahib.
Enjoyed a lot and spent Rs 500 in two days time.

Husband : Really ? Ok so what did you do with Rs. 500?

Maid : Rs. 150 for dress for granddaughter,
Rs 40 for a doll,
bought sweets worth Rs 50 for daughter,
Rs 50 as offering to Deity in temple,
Rs 60 towards bus fare….
Rs 25 for bangles for daughter,
bought a nice belt worth Rs 50 for son-in-law,
balance Rs 75 gave to daughter to buy copy and pencil for granddaughter.

Maid gave a full account of the expenses incurred

Husband : so much in Rs 500?

With surprise, he started thinking….the eight pieces of Pizza appeared
in front of his eyes and each one of them acted as a hammer started
pricking his consciousness. For the price of one Pizza , he started comparing
the expenses his maid had incurred during her visit to her daughter.

The eight pieces of Pizza floated in front of his eyes.

First piece .. dress for the child,
second piece… towards sweets..
Third piece… towards offering to the deity in the temple.
Fourth piece….towards bus fare.
Fifth piece.. towards doll.
Sixth piece towards bangles,
seventh piece ,, towards belt for the son-in-law.
Eight piece towards copy and pencil.

So far he had observed pizza only from one angle.
He turned it upside down and observe how it looks like from the other side. ..
but today his maid showed him the other side of the pizza….
The eight pieces of pizza showed him the real meaning of life...
in an instant the meaning of “Spending for life” ...
or “ Life for spending”. Think about it....

Title: Re: PIZZA
Post by: v2birit on August 18, 2016, 10:33:37 AM
Yes. Very few people have proper judgement of how to use money.
One must be a miser when it comes to spending money for lavishness.
One must be Generous when it comes to spending money for Dharma.

Om Sai Ram
Title: Re: PIZZA
Post by: Purnima Guliani on August 21, 2019, 05:18:43 AM
Jai Sai Ram :)

Very well drafted story and the meaning is beautiful and though provoking!

May Baba bless each one of us with capacity for right judgement and actions  :)

Jai Sai Ram