Wednesday, September 20, 2006

A Nice Poem

The Secret
Author: Unknown

One day, one friend asked another,
"How is it that you are always so happy?
You have so much energy,
and you never seem to get down."

With her eyes smiling, she said,
"I know the Secret!"
"What secret is that?"
To which she replied,
"I'll tell you all about it,
but you have to promise to
share the Secret with others."

"The Secret is this:
I have learned there is little I can do
in my life that will make me truly happy.
I must depend on Vaheguru to make
me happy and to meet my needs.
When a need arises in my life,
I have to trust Vaheguru to supply
according to HIS riches.
I have learned most of the time
I don't need half of what I think I do.
He has never let me down.
Since I learned that 'Secret', I am happy."

The questioner's first thought was,
"That's too simple!"
But upon reflecting over her own life
she recalled how she thought a bigger house
would make her happy, but it didn't!
She thought a better paying job
would make her happy, but it hadn't.
When did she realize her greatest happiness?
Sitting on the floor with her grandchildren,
playing games, eating roti or reading a story,
a simple gift from Vaheguru.

Now you know it too!
We can't depend on people to make us happy.
Only Vaheguru in His infinite wisdom can do that.
Trust Vaheguru!
And now I pass the Secret on to you!
So once you get it, what will you do?

YOU have to tell someone the Secret, too!
That Vaheguru in His wisdom will take care of YOU!
But it's not really a secret...
We just have to believe it and do it...
Really trust Vaheguru!

In everything you do, put Vaheguru first, and Vaheguru will direct
you and crown your effort with success .


Anonymous said...

very inspirational veera...keep it up!

upinder kaur said...

Secret of happiness... indeed!

upinder kaur said...

Secret of happiness... indeed!

Anonymous said...

bhaji... if i remember correctly i think i once read a post by yourself on the ardas and the meaning of it in english.. i have searched through the archives but could not seem to find it..

if you have written such a post i would be grateful if you could post a link here for me to access it...

thanks very much.