NEVER GIVE UP IN LIFE – STORY

NEVER GIVE UP IN LIFE – STORY

One day I (the writer of story) decided to quit… I quit my job, my relationship, my spirituality. I wanted to quit my life.

I went to the woods to have one last talk with God Krishna.

“God Krishna”, I said. “Can you give me one good reason not to quit”

His answer surprised me… “Look around”, He said. “Do you see the fern and the bamboo”

“Yes”, I replied.

“When I planted the fern and the bamboo seeds, I took very good care of them. I gave them light. I gave them water. The fern quickly grew from the earth. Its brilliant green covered the floor. Yet nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo. In the second year, the Fern grew more vibrant and plentiful. And again, nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo”, he said.

He continued: “In year three, there was still nothing from the bamboo seed. But I would not quit. In year four, again, there was nothing from the bamboo seed. “I would not quit.” He said.

Then, in the fifth year, a tiny sprout emerged from the earth.

Compared to the fern it was seemingly small and insignificant.

But just 6 months later the bamboo rose to over 100 feet tall.

It had spent the five years growing roots. Those roots made it strong and gave it what it needed to survive.

“I would not give any of my creations a challenge it could not handle.”

He said to me: “Did you know, my child, that all this time you have been struggling, you have actually been growing roots”

“I would not quit on the bamboo. I will never quit on you.”

“Don’t compare yourself to others.” He said. “The bamboo had a different purpose than the fern. Yet they both make the forest beautiful.”

“Your time will come”, God Krishna said to me. “You will rise high”

“How high should I rise” I asked.

“How high will the bamboo rise” He asked in return.

“As high as it can” I replied.

“Yes.” He said, “Give me glory by rising as high as you can.”

I left the forest to bring back this story.

I hope these words can help you see that God Krishna will never give up on you.

Never Give up in life!

Author: RAJAN

RAJAN from Tamil Nadu, India, has decades of association with the devotees of Krishna. He is promoting many sites and he promotes this blog-website as an E-SATHSANGHA (E-FORUM) to give Spiritual Solutions for all the Material Problems faced by the devotees! In this site, he writes the friendly and practical tips for the practice of devotion (i) without hurting the followers of other paths, (ii) without affecting the personal and career life, and (iii) without the blind, superstitious and ritualistic approach! He has been counselling through social media and websites since the year 2011. His services are guiding more than 1,20,000 serious followers and lakhs of visiting readers! RAJAN accepts no credits for his services but dedicates all the credits to Krishna.

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