THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING –A MANTRA
A bird who lived in the desert, very sick, no feathers, nothing to eat and drink no shelter to live and he kept on cursing his life day and night. One day an Angel was crossing from that desert, bird stopped the Angel and inquired “where are you going?" Angel replied “I am going to meet God". So bird asked angel "Please ask God when my suffering will come to an end?" Angel said "Sure, I will", and bid a good bye to bird. Angel reached God's place and shared the message of bird to Him. Angel told Him how pathetic the condition of bird is and inquired when the suffering of the bird was going to end? God replied that for the next seven life times the bird has to suffer like this, and there would be no happiness till then. Angel said that when bird will hear this he will get disheartened; so could You suggest any solution for this. God replied to tell him to recite this mantra, "Thank you God for everything." Angel met the bird again and delivered the message of God to the bird. After seven days, the Angel was passing again from the same path and saw that bird was so happy, feathers grew up on his body, a small plant grew up in the desert area, a small pond of water was also there, and the bird was singing and dancing cheerfully. Angel was astonished how it happened as God said that there is no happiness for the bird for next seven life times. So with this question in mind, He went to visit God. Angel asked his query, then God replied that yes, it was true that there was no happiness for the bird for seven life time, but things changed because the bird was reciting the mantra, "Thank you God for everything" in every situation.
When bird fell down on the hot sand it said Thank you God for everything, when it could not fly it said Thank you God for everything, so whatever the situation may be the bird kept on repeating "Thank you God for everything", and therefore the seven life times karma got dissolved in seven days. When I heard this story it landed me in a different energy zone,
A simple word, a simple thought, which teaches us to be grateful for everything what we have in our life, has power to dissolve the karmic baggage which we are carrying from so many life times. Let’s recite this mantra continuously to experience the shift in our life. I end this article with the beautiful lines: Be grateful, and see the change in your attitude. Be humble, and you will never stumble.
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