The Excellence (Story)

A German once visited a temple under construction where he saw a sculptor making an idol of God. Suddenly he noticed a similar idol lying nearby. Surprised, he asked the sculptor, “Do you need two statues of the same idol?” “No,” said the sculptor without looking up, “We need only one, but the first one got damaged at the last stage.” The gentleman examined the idol and found no apparent damage. “Where is the damage?” he asked. “There is a scratch on the nose of the idol.” said the sculptor, still busy with his work. “Where are you going to install the idol?”
The sculptor replied that it would be installed on a pillar twenty feet high. “If the idol is that far, who is going to know that there is a scratch on the nose?” the gentleman asked…. The sculptor stopped his work, looked up at the gentleman, smiled and said, “I will know it.”
The desire to excel is exclusive of the fact whether someone else appreciates it or not. “Excellence” is a drive from inside, not outside. Excellence is not for someone else to notice but for your own satisfaction and efficiency…

Be The Best of Whatever You Are

If you can’t be a pine on the top of the hill
Be a scrub in the valley–
but be The best little scrub by the side of the rill;
Be a bush if you can’t be a tree.
If you can’t be a bush be a bit of the grass,
And some highway some happier make;
If you can’t be a muskie then just be a bass–
But the liveliest bass in the lake!
We can’t all be captains, we’ve got to be crew,
There’s something for all of us here.
There’s big work to do and there’s lesser to do,
And the task we must do is the near.
If you can’t be a highway then just be a trail,
If you can’t be the sun be a star;
It isn’t by size that you win or you fail–
Be the best of whatever you are!

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Universal Prayer

O Parvardigar — the Preserver and Protector of all!

You are without Beginning, and without End,

Non-dual, beyond comparison, and none

can measure You.

You are without colour, without expression,

without form, and without attributes.

You are unlimited and unfathomable,

beyond imagination and conception,

eternal and imperishable.

You are indivisible; and none can see You,

but with Eyes Divine.

You always were, You always are, and

You always will be;

You are everywhere, You are in everything;

and You are also beyond everywhere

and beyond everything.

You are in the firmament and in the depths;

You are manifest and unmanifest, on

all planes and beyond all planes.

You are in the three worlds, and also

beyond the three worlds;

You are imperceptible and independent.

You are the Creator, the Lord of lords,

the knower of all minds and hearts;

You are omnipotent and omnipresent.

You are Knowledge Infinite, Power Infinite,

and Bliss Infinite.

You are the Ocean of Knowledge, all-knowing,

infinitely knowing, the Knower of the past,

the present, and the future, and You are

Knowledge Itself.

You are all-merciful and eternally benevolent;

You are the Soul of souls, the One with

infinite attributes.

You are the Trinity of Truth, knowledge, and


You are the Source of Truth, the Ocean of Love;

You are the Ancient One, the Highest of the High;

You are Prabhu and Parameshwar, You are the

Beyond-God, and the Beyond-Beyond God also,

You are Parabrahma, Allah, Elahi, Yezdan,

Ahuramazda, and God the Beloved.