6 short stories by Anthony de Mello

1

The walls that imprison us are mental, not real.
A bear was constantly moving up and down the six meters in length of the cage.
When, after five years, they took him out of the cage, the bear continued to travel up and down the same six meters, as if he were still in the cage …
… And it was … For him …

2

Our enemies are not those who hate us, but those we hate …
A former inmate from a Nazi concentration camp went to visit a friend who had shared with him such a painful experience.
– “Have you already forgotten the Nazis?”, He asked his friend.
– “Yes,” he said.
– “Well, I don’t. I still continue to hate them with all my soul. ”
His friend said to him calmly:
– “So … you’re still a prisoner” !!!

3

Most of the time, the flaws that we see in others are our own flaws.
“Forgive me, sir,” said the shy student, “but I was unable to decipher what you wrote to me in the margin of my last exam …”
“I was telling you to write in a more legible way”, replied the teacher!

Most of the time, the defects that we see in others are our own defects.
“Forgive me, sir,” said the shy student, “but I was unable to decipher what you wrote to me in the margin of my last exam …”
“I was telling you to write in a more legible way”, replied the teacher!

4

The power of fear
The Plague was on its way to Damascus and passed quickly by the tent of the head of a caravan in the desert.
– “Where are you going in such a hurry?”, the chief asked him.
– “Damascus. I plan to claim a thousand lives. ”
On the way back from Damascus, the Plague passed by the caravan again.
Then the chief said to him:
– “I already know that you claimed 50,000 lives, not the thousand that you said!”
– “No,” replied the Plague, “I only covered a thousand lives. The rest was taken by the Fear. ”

5

Happiness
An old man said that he had only complained once, in his whole life. That was when he went barefoot and had no money to buy shoes. Then, he saw a happy man who had no feet. And he never complained again.

6

Diogenes
The philosopher Diogenes was eating lentils when he saw the philosopher Aristipo, who lived, comfortably, on the basis of flattering the king. And Aristipo said to him:
“If you learned to be submissive to the king, you wouldn’t have to eat that lentil rubbish.”
To which Diogenes replied:
“If you had learned to eat lentils, you would not have to flatter the king”.

Have a great day.
Based on the PowerPoint presented by Nanda and adapted by Ias.

Berlin University proved that God exists

Germany
Early 20th century

During a conference for university students, a professor at the University of Berlin …
… launched a challenge to students with the following question:
“Did God created everything that exists?”
One student answered, with conviction:
“Yes, He created…”
“Did God really create everything that exists?”
Asked the teacher again.
“Yes, sir”, replied the young man.
The teacher countered: “If God created everything that exists, then God created evil, since evil exists! And if we agree that our works are a reflection of ourselves, then God is evil !! “
The young man was silent before the argument of the master, who happily rejoiced at having proved, once again, that faith was a myth.
Another student raises his hand and says:
“Can I ask you a question, professor?”
“Of course,” he replied.
The young man takes a short break and asks:
“Professor, does cold exists?”
“What kind of question is that? … Of course it does, or have you never been cold?”
The student replies: “In reality, sir, the cold does not exist. According to the laws of physics, what we consider cold, in fact, is the absence of heat. All bodies or objects are subject to study when they have or transmit energy; heat is what causes bodies to have or transmit energy ”.
“Absolute zero is the total absence of heat; all bodies are inert, unable to react, but the cold does not exist. We created this definition to describe how we feel when we are not hot. “
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“And, does darkness exist?”, continued the student.
The teacher replied:
“Exists.”
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The student replied:
“Neither does darkness exist.
Darkness, in reality, is the absence of light.”
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“The light can study it, the darkness, no!
Through Nichols’ prism, white light can be decomposed into its various colors, with their different wavelengths.
Not the darkness! “
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… “How can you know how dark a given space is? Based on the amount of light present in that space.
Darkness is a definition used by man to describe what happens in the absence of light. ”
Finally, the young man asked the teacher:
“Professor, DOES EVIL EXIST?”
And he replied, “As I said at the beginning, we see crime and violence all over the world. This is evil.”
The student replied:
“Evil does not exist, Lord, or at least it does not exist on its own. Evil is simply the absence of good … According to the previous cases, evil is a definition that man created to describe the absence of God. ”
“God did not create evil … Evil is the result of the absence of God in the hearts of human beings. Just as with cold when there is no heat, or with darkness when there is no light.”
The young man was given a standing ovation and the master, shaking his head, remained silent …

The Dean of the University addressed the young student and asked him:
“What is your name?”

“My name is ALBERT EINSTEIN.”

God is not an object.
In fact, only by faith will we be touched by the Grace that comes from God.

Based on a PowerPoint sent by e-mail! Author unknown!

The Craft: Legacy

If you were one of those persons, back in 1996, who got bewitched by the four ladies of the original cult movie, you will definitely watch this new legacy film!

You will probably think it’s more of the same, three teenager witches, searching for the fourth element, in this case “water”, but as the movie gets more and more into its story, you’ll find out a lot of differences, especially on the way they think about magic and Manon!

So, if you are into witchcraft, and got into “The Craft” in the way that it became a cult movie, this one it is for you… If you haven’t watched the original, you’ll also get into it, but I recommend going find that piece of the 90s occult!

The silence

Wherever you are, be the soul of that place …
Arguing does not feed.
Complaining does not resolve.
Revolt does not help.
Despair doesn’t light up.
Sadness leads to nothing.
Tear does not replace sweat.
Irritation intoxicates.
Desertion worsens.
Slander always responds with the worst.
For all ills, there is only one medicine of proven efficiency.
Continue in peace, understanding, helping, waiting for the wise contest of Time, in the certainty that what is not good for others will not be good for us …
Injured people hurt people.
Healed people, heal people.
Loved people, love people.
Transformed people, transform people.
Boring people upset people.
Bitter people, bitter people.
Sanctified people, sanctifies people.
Who I am interferes directly with those around me.
Wake up…
Cover yourself with Gratitude, fill yourself with Love and start over …
Whatever blessing is in your life, God will give you, and what is not, he will free you!
A beautiful day is not always a sunny day …
But it is certainly a peaceful day.

Chico Xavier

Mystery of History

A History teacher asks if he or she can explain this …

… but I don’t think they can do it.

Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846.
John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.

Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860.
John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960.

Both were very concerned with, above all, civil rights.
Both of their wives lost children while they inhabited the white house.

Both Presidents were murdered on a Friday.
Both Presidents were shot in the head.

And now it becomes more strange:

Lincoln’s secretary was named Kennedy,

Kennedy’s secretary was named Lincoln.

Both were murdered by someone from the southern states.
Both Presidents were succeeded by a southern man named Johnson.

Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln, was born in 1808.
London Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy, was born in 1908.

John Wilkes Booth, who murdered Lincoln, was born in 1839…
Lee Harvey Oswald, who murdered Kennedy, was born in 1939…

Both assassins were known by their 3 names.
Both of their names consisted of 15 letters.

And now, hold on:
Lincoln was murdered in a theater called “Ford”
Kennedy was murdered in a Lincoln brand car made by “Ford”

Lincoln was murdered in a theater and his murderer ran to a warehouse to hide.
Kennedy was murdered from a warehouse and his murderer fled to a theater and hid there.

Booth and Oswald were murdered before their lawsuit.

And here’s the icing on the cake….

1 week before Lincoln was murdered, he was in Monroe, Maryland
1 week before Kennedy was murdered, he was with Marilyn Monroe.

Who researched all this?

Amazing:
1) Fold a $20 bill in two parts…

2) Fold it again and take care to fold it exactly as in the image below:

3) Fold the other part as it is here:

4) Now turn it over…

What a coincidence! A simple geometric fold of a $20 dollar bill reveals a catastrophe, visible on all $20 dollar bills !!!

Coincidence?

Well, you decide…
If this was still not enough, this is what you saw:
First: the burning Pentagon…

Then, the Twin Towers…

And look here … !!!

Three incidental disasters on a $20 dollar bill?
Disaster 1 (Pentagon)
Disaster 2 (Twin Towers)
Disaster 3 (Osama) ???

And it gets even better: 11 + 9 = $20 !!
(9/11 = September 11, the day of the attacks on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon)

Strange, huh?

This is a history lesson, which people don’t mind reading!

Short, beautiful and wise.

It is said that in the last century, an American tourist went to the city of Cairo in Egypt, with the purpose of visiting a famous sage. The tourist was surprised to see that the sage lived in a very simple room full of books. The only pieces of furniture were a bed, a table, and a bench.
“Where are your furniture?” Asked the tourist.
And the wise man, quickly looked about him and also asked:
“And where are your …?”
My?! Surprised the tourist. “But I’m only here in passing!”
Me too…
“Life on Earth is only a passage … Yet some live as if they were to remain here eternally, and forget to be happy.” concluded the wise man.
WE ARE NOT HUMAN BEINGS PASSING BY A SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE … WE ARE SPIRITUAL BEINGS PASSING FOR A HUMAN EXPERIENCE.
Time is like a river. You will never be able to touch the same water twice, because the water that has passed will never pass again.
Enjoy every minute of your life and remember: Never look for good looks because they change over time. Do not look for perfect people, because they do not exist. But seek above all else, a person who knows your true worth.
Have 4 loves: God, Life, family and friends. God because he is the owner of life, because life is short, the family because it is unique and friends because they are rare!
Get a hug !!!

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It is a cozy place and a wonderful energy …
All Schoënstatt Shrines are built exactly the same throughout the world.The name Schoenstatt comes from the name of a locality in Vallendar, Germany. There is the Original Shrine, where the Movement of the same name – Schoenstatt – was born.Schoenstatt is a Marian shrine, place of thanks, pilgrimages and Christian formation. Schoenstatt sanctuaries form a network of life – on all continents and in more than 40 countries – that is sustained and has its origin in the Original Shrine. The center of the Schoenstatt charism is the Covenant of Love with Mary. The mission of Schoenstatt is the mission of Mary, who opens new ways for Christ to be born and, in the power of the Holy Spirit, to lead mankind to the Father.“

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