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Embroidery of life!

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Embroidery of life! & Radhanath SwamiTo have faith in God’s goodness in trying circumstances opens the door of unlimited grace – Radhanath Swami

There was a little boy, whose mother used to embroider clothes for a living. He once sat at her knee and looked up from the floor and asked her what she was doing. She informed him that she was embroidering. From the underside as he watched her work, he complained that it looked messy. She smiled at him, and said gently to go and play and that when she is done, she will put him on her lap and let him see it from her side. All along, he would wonder why she was using some dark threads along with the bright ones and why they seemed so jumbled from his view. After some time, his mother called him, “Son, come and sit in my lap.” He was surprised and thrilled to see a beautiful flower in the garden. He could not believe it, because from underneath it looked so messy. Then mother said to him, “My son, from underneath it did look messy and jumbled, but you did not realize that there was a pre-drawn design on top. I was only following it and when you look at it from my side, you see the complete picture.”

As he grew up, many times through the years whenever he looked up to his Heavenly Father and said, “Father, what are You doing?” it seemed that the Lord answered, “I am embroidering your life.” He would think, “It looks like a mess to me. It seems so jumbled. The threads seem so dark. Why can’t they all be bright?” The Lord seemed to reply, “My child, you go about your business and one day I will bring you back to me and put you on lap and you will see the plan from My side.”

Radhanath Swami says, The ability to see God’s plan behind everything that happens in our life is very difficult; especially when things don’t work according to our plans. He further reiterates that it requires humility to accept that we are not the doers! Similarly in our married lives when we accept difficulties as a situation specially created for us such that one day we can enjoy the embroidery of life, and learn to tolerate, we become enabled to deal with many a trying circumstance and one day when we see the big picture, the entanglements of life appear on the distant other side.

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  1. November 21, 2011

    Paramesvara Dasa

    Better to keep our plans aside and accept the plans of God, we don’t find any problems in our life. By chanting regularly our plans will coincide with the plans of God. All glories to HH Radhanatha Swami Maharaja.

  2. January 13, 2012

    Kalyani Ajrekar

    very beautifully woven article… problems, difficulties, unfavorable teach us and test us… how we react to these situations… we need Your constant guidance O Guru Maharaj…

  3. February 1, 2012

    muraligovinda dasa

    Thank u Maharaj for this illustrative sharing and guidance. When we start thinking that every thing happening is due to the grace of the Lord then life becomes very peaceful and blissful. More and more deeper understanding like this one will help us imbibing so many qualities.

  4. September 23, 2012

    Kalpana Kulkarni

    Nice analogy of the embroidery. We always feel that our lives are in a mess and nothing seems right. But the Lord has plans for us which we are not aware of and will be revealed to us at the appropriate time. it is very difficult to have faith in trying circumstances, when our first reaction is to blame the Lord for our troubles. Hope we can develop faith in the the plan of the Lord when we will see the ultimate embroidery of our lives!

  5. September 24, 2012

    anashree

    Thank you for sharing such a wonderful article. The Lord has a unique plan for everyone. We have and appreciate the hand of Lord in difficult situaltions. This will give us strength and help us to tolerate provoking situations

  6. September 25, 2012

    swathi .k

    This article wonderfully illustrates how we should see god’s love in each and every situation.when we take life as it comes , life is simple.

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