26 August 1910 – 5 September 1997
|A digitcal sketch of the Mother by Ragini|
MOTHER’S WORDS: DO GOOD ANYWAY!!
I saw it first on a post by one group fellow on the Internet Writers Guild, written about it last year and putting it here again. There are different versions of this beautiful prose available including the one that is considered original and credited to Mother Teresa. It has shown me light during many odd moments (and becomes all the more important guiding spirit in my prevailing circumstances).
In a certain slope of Himalayan Mountain, where Holy Mountain meets holy person, there is a coffee shop that provide simple lunch. In the wall, the owner hangs a beautiful message like this:
"People are often unreasonable and illogical. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, they may accuse you of ulterior motive. Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway. If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway. What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight. Build anyway. If you find happiness and serenity, they might be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow. Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have, it may never be enough. Give the world the best you have anyway. You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway".