He Asked For Strength...

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posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 12:25 AM
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HE ASKED FOR STRENGH
THAT HE MIGHT DO GREATER THINGS;
BUT WAS GIVEN INFIRMITY
THAT HE MIGHT DO BETTER THINGS.

HE ASKED FOR RICHES
THAT HE MIGHT BE HAPPY;
BUT WAS GIVEN POVERTY
THAT HE MIGHT BE WISE.

HE ASKED FOR POWER
THAT HE MIGHT HAVE PRAISE OF MEN;
BUT WAS GIVEN WEAKNESS
THAT HE MIGHT FEEL THE NEED OF GOD.

HE ASKED FOR MANY THINGS
THAT HE MIGHT ENJOY LIFE;
BUT WAS GIVEN LIFE
THAT HE MIGHT ENJOY ALL THINGS.

HE HAD RECEIVED NOTHING
THAT HE HAD ASKED FOR;
BUT GAINED FAR MORE,
THAN HE HOPE FOR.

LISTEN TO THE EXHORTATION OF THE DAWN!
LOOK TO THIS DAY FOR IT IS LIFE,
THE VERY LIFE OF LIFE!

IN ITS BRIEF COURSE LIE ALL THE VERITIES
AND ALL THE REALITIES
OF YOUR EXISTENCE;

THE BLISS OF GROWTH,
THE GLORY OF ACTION,
THE SPLENDOUR OF BEAUTY;
AND TOMORROW IS ONLY A VISION;

BUT TODAY… WELL LIVED
MAKES EVERY YESTERDAY
A DREAM OF HAPPINESS
AND EVERY TOMORROW
A VISION OF HOPE.

LOOK WELL, THEREFORE, TO THIS DAY!
SUCH IS THE SALUTATION OF THE DAWN.

FROM SANSKRIT.

I like this one.


sorry it is in caps lock but copied and pasted from my pc and that was the format.

I like the part where he received nothing he asked for but gained more than he expected.
I am not religious anymore but feel this is helpful for faith.

Faith in what, I am not sure but even in life, when things don't go the way you want...perhaps there is another reason?




posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 01:57 AM
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reply to post by Thurisaz
 


This is a prophecy for every man.



posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 05:13 AM
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reply to post by SpiritofEnoch
 


and every woman


it is good isn't it? I was bitching and winging about something that didn't go right for me and then I received this via email and then I was like...





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