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Offline saib

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Story of the Tea cup and a Painful Life!
« on: May 21, 2010, 09:21:49 AM »
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  • Dear Brothers and Sisters,

    Just sharing a (old) story, You might have read earlier, But only to read and not to remind.
     
    There was a couple who used to go to England to shop in a beautiful antique store.  This trip was a celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary.  They both liked antiques and pottery, and especially tea cups.  Spotting an exceptional cup, they asked " may we see that? We've never seen a cup so beautiful.."
     
    As the lady handed it to them, Suddenly the tea cup spoke, " You don't understand,"  It said, I have not always been a tea cup.  There was a time when I was just a lump of red clay.  My master took me and rolled  me, pounded and patted me over and over and I yelled out, " Don't do that. I don't like it! Let me alone,"  but he only smiled, and gently said; " Not yet!"
     
    Then WHAM!  I was placed on a spinning wheel and suddenly I was spun around and around and around.
    " Stop it! I'm getting so dizzy! I'm going to be sick! "
    I screamed; but the master only nodded and said, quietly; " Not yet."  He spun me and poked and prodded and bent me  out of shape to suit himself and then......
     
    Then he put me in the oven.  I never felt such heat!
    I yelled and knocked  and pounded on the door. " Help! get me out of here!"  I could see him through the opening and I could read his lips as he shook his head from side to side, " Not yet".
     
    When I thought I couldn't bear it another minute, the door opened. He carefully took me out and put me on the shelf, and I began to cool.  oh that felt so good!
    "Ah, This is much better," I thought.
     
    But after I cooled he picked me up and brushed and painted me all over.  The fumes were horrible.  I thought  I would Gag. " Oh, Please; Stop it.  Stop it!"  I cried. He only shook his head and said; " Not yet!"
     
    Then suddenly he put me back in the oven. Only it was not like the first one.  This was twice as hot and I just knew I would suffocate.  I begged .  I pleaded .  I screamed. I cried.  I was already to give up.  Just then the door opened and he took me out and again  
    placed me on the shelf where I cooled and waited and waited, wondering. "what's he going to do to me next?"
     
    An hour later he handed me a mirror and said. "look at yourself."  And I did. I said, " that's not the me; that couldn't be me. Its beautiful. I'm beautiful!" Quietly he spoke: " I want you to remember". then. he said., " I know it hurt to be rolled and pounded and patted, but had I just left you alone, you'd have dried up. I know it made you dizzy to spin around on the wheel, but if I had stopped, you would have crumbled. I know it hurt and it was hot and disagreeable in the oven, But if I hadn't put you there, you would have cracked. I know the fumes were bad when I brushed and painted you all over, but if I hadn't done that, you never would have hardened. you would not have had any color in your life. If I hadn't put you back in the second oven, you wouldn't have survived for long because the hardness would not have held."
     
    " Now you are a finished product.  Now you are what I had in mind when I first began you."
     
    The Moral of this story!
     
    God knows what He's doing (for each of us!) He is the potter, and we are his clay.  He will mold us and make us, and expose us to just enough pressure of just the right kinds that we may be made into a flawless piece of work to fulfill His good, pleasing and perfect will.  
     
    So when life seems hard, and you are being pounded and patted and pushes almost beyond endurance: When your world seems to be spinning out of control; when you feel like you are in a fiery furnace of trails; when life seems to "stink", try this. ....Brew a cup of your favorit tea in your prettiest tea cup, sit down and think on this story and then, have a little talk with the Potter!  

    Very True. If you have faith on your beloved Lord, You know what it means. Fight against the challenges of life but with honor on Thy Decision, It is only challenges of the life which makes us to glow in the kingdom of the lord, if we accept those challenges and answer them living the way of shardha and saburi and holding upmost love and devotion towards our beloved Baba!

    at last God never interfere in anyone’s life unless one can handle, Most of our pains are on account of our own Karma’s or unsolicited desires. God send us alone in world in human form to use that opportunity to attain ultimate goal of one’s existence but We forget and frame a cage of our wishes to confine us and waste such a great opportunity even without thinking once How important this life or Time was! But God Help, Just take a little step and He comes travelling milllions of steps in no time, But Can we dare to take that little step...........! :)

    May Baba Bless All!

    Jai Sai Ram!


    om sri sai ram!
    om sai ram!
    Anant Koti Brahmand Nayak Raja Dhi Raj Yogi Raj, Para Brahma Shri Sachidanand Satguru Sri Sai Nath Maharaj !
    Budhihin Tanu Janike, Sumiro Pavan Kumar, Bal Budhi Vidhya Dehu Mohe, Harahu Kalesa Vikar !
    ........................  बाकी सब तो सपने है, बस साईं ही तेरे अपने है, साईं ही तेरे अपने है, साईं ही तेरे अपने है !!

    Offline vjsinduja

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    Re: Story of the Tea cup and a Painful Life!
    « Reply #1 on: December 22, 2010, 08:34:10 AM »
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  • The first time I am reading this story. It's really amazing and very true..

    Offline sairekha

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    Re: Story of the Tea cup and a Painful Life!
    « Reply #2 on: May 06, 2011, 09:03:35 AM »
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  • WHAT A BEAUTIFUL STORY!!! A GREAT MORAL TOLD IN A VERY SIMPLE WAY ...LOVED IT :) :) :)

    Offline tanu_12

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    Re: Story of the Tea cup and a Painful Life!
    « Reply #3 on: May 06, 2011, 12:27:30 PM »
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  • OM SAI RAM

    THANK U SAIB JI FOR THIS WONDERFUL STORY, I REALLY LUV TO READ OR HEAR SUCH TYPE OF CONTENT WHICH INSPIRES ME A LOT..  N I INSPIRED VRY MUCH SO I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER IT N ONE MORE THING I LOVE TO TAKE TEA OR COFFEE WATEVER IS AVAILABLE, 3 TO 4 TIMES A DAY... ;)

    MAY BABA BLESS U ALWAYS

    JAI SAI RAM
    Man Ke Gehre Andhiyare Me "Sai" Naam Diye Jaisa

    Give Light, and the darkness will disappear of itself...

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    Re: Story of the Tea cup and a Painful Life!
    « Reply #4 on: June 04, 2011, 01:47:54 PM »
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  • OM SAI RAM

    My respected Saib ji,

    Regardless of the number of times I read this particular post of your's including the time when I had the good fortune to read it earlier, I am inspired to no end.

    Baba please consider this servant as a pound of clay, guide me so that I can realize the true path.

    Thank you Saib ji,

    Vishwanath
    Servant of Baba
    Vishwanath

    Offline Sairamsai

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    Re: Story of the Tea cup and a Painful Life!
    « Reply #5 on: June 04, 2011, 05:21:06 PM »
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  • Wonderful, thanks a ton.

    OMSAIRAM OMSAIRAM OMSAIRAM OMSAIRAM OMSAIRAM OMSAIRAM OMSAIRAM OMSAIRAM OMSAIRAM

     


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