Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Your Passion - why fear ? Go for it.

One of our friend was very interested in learning & had a passion for car driving , but he always had a fear whether he could make it , whether he may meet in some accident , whether will he be able to drive at nights etc. With sheer interest he joined a driving school , attended the classes everyday 30 minutes , learnt about the basics of a Maruti 800 car , later got the driving licence with some influence of the tutor. The next week he decided to purchase a car. He purchased a second hand car , the first day after visiting the temple performing pooja for the car , he tried to drive the car, he was not able to control the car - it was the first time he was attempting to drive without his tutor. No surprise , he hit with an accident immediately and ran into a electric poll pressing the accelerator. The car bumper was seriously damaged and  he was shivering with fear. He managed to get a person passing by to drive his car back home.

Just imagine what may be running on his mind when his fears came into reality and the first day he attempted to drive , met him with accident. For next few days , he did not open his car and was under depression that he was not able to ride properly. We suggested him to again get the tutor teach him on his new car for few days until he felt comfortable. He made this attempt and started learning in his new car with the tutor for 1 week. Later with due care and confidence he practiced day and night for hours driving first on empty roads , next on lightly occupied roads , further on less traffic roads , finally on heavy traffic roads. Today he is a very good driver. Now whenever we discuss about his accident , he laughs at it saying what a silly mistake it was and how he could have avoided and cared his car. 

The above incident would have happened in many of our lives as well. Some of us , may have stopped our passion to drive after fearing the accident incident. When we realize after going through the solution of the problem, we feel it was a very simple problem which we could have solved earlier without fear. This teaches a very valuable lesson -

When we have solution for every problem , why to fear ? Anyway the problem is going to hit us , so why resist it ? Only it asks us to study the solution , follow it , practice with due care , awareness and concentration . At the end , we feel happy that we have solved it. When we fear , we loose our mental stability on understanding the cause of the problem and its solution. So the next time you hit with a problem , do not fear about its consequences , instead think backwards what is the root cause for it and how to solve  it , because good things only happen when you face and go for it.

Dr GuruRaja Karajagi

Edu-paedia Preschool

Monday, 17 October 2016

The confirmed path to Success - a short story

This is one of the stories of King Manu collected from the history of India myth which is summarized to a short story. Once king Manu went to a river shore to perform some rituals . While doing so , when he picked some water from the river he found a small fish in it. When he tried to put it back , the fish replied "Please Help me. I will help you some time later". Manu agreed and took it to his home , and left it in a big pot. The next day , the fish had expanded in size and had occupied the full pot. So Manu now left it in a small pond. Sooner it occupied the size of pond as well , then Manu left it in a sea. Even then it was ever growing and occupied that as well ! Then the fish replied "King Manu, in the next 100 years the world shall get demolished with a water flood. The whole world would get sunk in it. After some years , once water stops things would be normal. But the world should continue anyway isin't it ? Hence you may start constructing a big ship . In that you cultivate necessary living things like plants , pets , animal pairs , food which would suffice for at-least 10 years etc whichever may be required to start a fresh world. Now you may leave me in a ocean. I shall come back during the flood. I shall be having a big horn and shall carry your ship to a safe place to one of the highest peaks . Once the water level settles down , the birds , animals and the living species may start a new world altogether. " . King Manu agreed to this and left the fish in the ocean. The fish swum inside the ocean and disappeared.

After around 100 years , the fish's words came true and there was a heavy water flood. As promised , the fish came to King Manu , took the ship and progressed towards the highest mountain peaks. Once the water level settled down, the world started again from the  species stored. This is one of the amazing stories. On similar lines we find a story in Bible as well where Noah too had experienced this incident. 

Either King Manu or Noah would have not trusted the fish at the first instance. If they had not had the trust then the world would not have existed. When the fish swum inside the ocean , there was no rain not there was any flood. But still Manu decided to make the ship. Many people thought he was stupid and would have advised him to stop trying it. When he brought in every living specie and  cultivated it ,  many thought it may be a waste effort. many may have thought during signs of flood , who would sail this gigantic ship , is it really possible to be alive when such a thing happens and would have lost their lives also. But the dedication King Manu had , the commitment towards his set goal , the efforts and attempts he made to made it possible to start a new world.

This story teaches a very strong message - "Just like how our goals are important, our constant efforts to make it happen are also very important. Overcoming all negative thoughts of people around, their sayings , their suggestions - without fear one who does not give up in between and continuously believes in himself and gives his best to achieve it has definitely confirmed his path to success"


A very good person had passed away . An angel came and took him to heaven with all respects and was 
showing different parts of heaven. As they moved on , they first noticed a section where many angels were
busy working . The person noticed this and with surpise asked the angel why they are so busy . The angel 
replied - this is the "Prayers Receive" Section . Their job is to document all the prayers and requests which
people on Earth ask to God. As there are so many prayers and requests , they are very busy. They moved 
on to another section , where again many angels were fully busy without having time to speak to each other.
 The person asked again the same question for which the angel replied - This is the "Grant Section" for which 
God has granted the response for people's prayer requests. As god fulfills many requests , this section is 
also always busy.

As they further moved on , they noticed a small room in which only one angel was sitting without much work.

To his suprise , the person asked - Why this angel is not busy as other angels. The angel replied , this is the 
"Thanks Giving section" - their job is to collect & document the thanks giving response people send after their
request is fulfilled by God.  The person curiously asked how do people do this. The angel replied - "Its very 
simple. After God fulfills one's request, if the person with gratitude prays the God and submits his thanks, it 
reaches here". Then the person asked for what reasons should one show gratitude to God.

The angel smiled and replied - "If in your house , if there is no problem for your food , you have shelter and 

have proper clothes on your skin , then you belong to the world's 25% lucky people. If you have some Bank 
balance and good education , then you are one among the world's 1% luckiest people. When you get up daily, 
if you are healthy , you still have the chance to serve your dear parents , if you are part of happy family , if 
you can raise your head in front of others with self confidence , you are one among the most luckiest person 
in the world. For all these reasons one may send back gratitude to god"

The person realized why the single angel at Thanksgiving section was not that busy , as the number of 

Gratitude response from people was very less and felt sad about the same. Showing Gratitude is the first 
character of a civilized person. Forgetting one's help and the one who helped is like forgetting the culture. 

Hope you enjoyed reading this short story. Share it across , if worth.