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FAITH CAN COMPEL THE LORD TO MANIFEST HIMSELF
A thief once, quite accidentally , heard the recital of the charms of Krishna during childhood ; he stopped for a moment, but could not pull himself away.He heard the description of the ornaments he wore and got a great desire to rob those precious treasures.He asked the pandit where exactly would Krishna be tending the cows and whether he would be alone or with his elder brother or with a handful of comrades .The pandit told him rather curtly, “In Vrindavan , on the Yamuna Bank.” Planning to catch Krishna alone and deprive him of the ornaments, he hurried off to Vrindavan .Sure enough , he met the boy alone next morning at the head of his herd of cows…but how could he take off the ornaments from that Loveliness? He was afraid that the removal of even one would reduce the lustre and his heart did not allow him to do that.He looked on for hours, lost in ecstasy, till Krishna himself asked him, but he was too ashamed to mention it.Krishna knew it however .He gave him all the jewels he wore.The thief was overcome with shame and joy ; he fell at the boy’s feet, but when he rose, Krishna was not to be seen .He came to his village and consulted the pandit .”Are these the jewels of Krishna that you extolled the other day? I went to Vrindavan and he gave them to; me.”
Needless to add, the pandit fell at the robber’s feet .Faith can work wonders; it can compel the Lord to manifest himself and give you what you believe .He will give.
Choose the most appropriate option out of the following:
(a)What did the thief once hear?
(i)Recital of the charms of Krishna (ii)Recital by Krishna
(iii)Story by the pandit (iv)None of the above.
(b)What was the great desire of the thief ?
(i)To befriend Krishna (ii)To rob Krihsna’s costlyornaments
(iii)To kill Krishna (iv) All of the above.
(c)What did the pandit tell him about Krishna ?
(i)You cannot find him (ii)You can see him
(iii)You can find him in Vrindavan (iv)All of the above.
(d)Why did the thief not tell Krishna about his plan to steal his ornaments?
(i)He was afraid (ii)He was unable to speak
(iii)He was dumb (iv)He was ashamed to mention that he came to rob him.
(e)When the thief rose from the feet of Krishna he found that
(i)Krishna was sitting under a tree (ii)Krishna was not there.
(iii)Someone else was there (iv)None of the above.
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Soda pop has an interesting story. The story begins with mineral water. Mineral water comes from
springs. In many places, people take baths in mineral water. They say washing with mineral water is good for their health. Some say drinking mineral water is also good for people. Mineral water has bubbles in it. People learned to make bubbly water in the 1770’s. They added CO2 to water with a machine to make the water bubbly. The machine was the “soda fountain.” They called the new bubbly water “soda water” or “carbonated water.” American drug stores sold soda water. Druggists put good-tasting flavors in the soda water. People drank soda water for their health. Many people liked it for its good flavor. Many people went to the soda fountain every day. Most soda fountains were in drug stores or ice cream shops. In the early 1900’s, people bought soda water in bottles. Later in the 1900’s, people started to buy flavored soda water in cans. Now it is sold in many containers in grocery stores and other places where food is sold. Some people call it “pop.” Some say “soda.” Other people call it “cola,” “tonic,” or “soda pop.”
1) People said minerals water baths were…
A. good for people’s health. B. best in the spring time.
C. good–tasting. D. Both A and B are correct.
2) What was a soda fountain?
A. A drug store B. A bath machine
C. A machine which made ice cream D. A machine which made bubbly water
3) At first,, Americans bought soda water…
A. at ice cream shops. B. at grocery stores.
C. at drug stores. D. Both A and C are correct.
4) Where does minerals water come from?
A. Soda fountains B. Ice machines
C. Machines D. Springs
5) “Soda” and “pop” are…
A. both mineral water. B. both soda water.
C. the same thing. D. Both B and C are correct.
6) Bathing is…
A. drinking water. B. washing with water.
C. selling bubbly water. D. putting bubbles in water.
7) Bubbly water is…
A. good tasting. B. a drug. C. fizzy. D. cold.
1. good for people’s health. 2. A machine which made bubbly water
3. at drug stores 4. Springs
5. Both B and C are correct 6. washing with water 7. fizzy.
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