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Small Stories #38

The Essence of Prayer

A daughter went to her father and said,“I won’t be going to temple anymore..”
The father asked: “why?”
She said:“when I go there, All I see is people on their mobile phones during service & bhajan, some are gossiping, others are just hanging around.”

Father became silent, and then said:“OK, can I ask you to do something for me before you make your final decision?”
She said:“Yes, sure, what’s that?”
He said: “Please take a glass of water and walk around the temple 2 times; but you mustn’t let any water fall out the glass.”
She said:“yes, I can definitely do that.”

She came back and said, “it’s done and here is the Glass Of Water”
Father asked her three questions:

  1. Did you see anybody on their phone?
  2. Did you see anybody gossiping?
  3. Was anybody living without Integrity?

She Said:“How could I have seen anyone else? I didn’t see anything; All I was focused on was the glass and the water within it, making sure the water never dropped.”
He told her, “when you go to temple, this is what you should do. You should be simply focusing, thinking and connecting with God! Nothing else.
The daughter understood her shortcoming and thanked her father for helping her understand the essence of prayer.

Focus on your faith, focus on the prayer, focus on the connection you are trying to establish with the almighty and stay blessed forever.

Published by Ranjini Madhavan

Iam a homemaker who like to travel to spiritual places and like to share my spiritual tours , pictures and my personal tour experiences .Though am not expressive to put it in words thought it would be easy for others who likes to travel these places so that they may know what all places to be covered and a sweet memories for myself.

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