JOY STORY FOUNDATION CREATES TWO JOY STORIES!

1.Joy Story Foundation helps a PPRP (Post Polio Residual Paralysis) patient with a Caliper to assist him in leading a normal life.

Name: JAGBIR, Age: 29yrs     Location: Akbarpur,  Behrampur, Ghaziabad, INDIA.

Livelihood Challenge

Jagbir, a PPRP patient since birth, has been living with 75% disability. His knee turns inwards while he tries to walk and the waist too bends in a extremely awkward manner and hence it is difficult for him to walk even for a few minutes. He has studied till class 10th, has ailing old parents and lives with his brother. The disability is a hindrance in employment and thus he is fully dependent on his brother for livelihood.

How Joy Story extended help

Jagbir had great difficulty in walking for even a short distance and hence was not able to do much work independently. The family’s poor financial condition forced him to live like this till the age of 29 yrs, until Joy Story Foundation assisted him with the Caliper support .

Impact

The caliper will help him walk with ease with more energy efficient gait. This will further help him in gaining employment, become independent in life and look after his old ailing parents with ease.

2. JOY STORY ASSISTS SKILL TRAINING OF A GIRL BADLY HIT BY FATE, WHO WISHED TO BE SELF-SUFFICIENT AND BE A BREAD EARNER FOR HER FAMILY.

Name: Preeti, Age: 23yrs, Location: Khera Dabar Village, South West Delhi. INDIA.            

Livelihood Challenge

Preeti lives with three siblings and her grandmother, lost both her parents early in life. She was married at the age of 19yrs and was divorced when she was just 22 yrs. Grandmother is a housemaid and takes care of the kids.

How Joy Story extended help

Preeti wanted to support her family and take the burden away from her grandmother’s shoulder. She wanted to pursue a six months Emergency Medical Technician course but didn’t have the financial capacity to do it. JOY STORY FOUNDATION came across her sad story and decided to make her financially able by sponsoring her course fee at VIVO Healthcare Institute, a NSDC, GOI and Skill India approved centre.

 Impact

In six months Preeti will gain employment worth INR 10,000/-14,000/- and will support her family and assist her siblings in their education. She will live a respectable life and will be self-reliant.

HAPPY TO CREATE SUCH BEAUTIFUL JOY STORIES AND CREATE SMILES ON THE FACES OF LESS-BLESSED.

If you wish to know more about JOY STORY FOUNDATION and the wonderful works we are doing, please visit our website:www.joystoryfoundation.org.

We are a platform for Collective Philanthropy and would be happy to get the support from all quarters in order to fulfil our mission to spread JOY.

ADDING JOYS TO OTHER LIVES.

What does it take to bring ”JOYS” in the lives of others. Nothing much! It just calls for an intent to help others and the rest follows.

When we understand the woes of others, besides the ones we unnecessarily consider to be ours.When we start understanding what goes thru in the lives of many unfortunates, the hardships they have to face and how they just manage to make their ends meet. When we genuinely feel for the sorrows others have to fight and start realizing how blessed we are, the intent to help others automatically surfaces.

Till the time we are oblivious to the happenings around us and are only concerned about just our own well-being, we will never be able to understand the troubles other face in their lives. Thus the most important trait of being an ideal human is to keep the pain of others before our owns, to understand the need of others and to make a constant effort of helping others in whatever way possible.

A famous quote from RUMI says,”When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a ‘JOY’.

How true this quote is! When we make a genuine attempt to help others in need and take a resolve to improve their lives, then we are given many chances to fulfill our thoughts and they surely bring a bounty of happiness in our own lives.

JOY STORY FOUNDATION gives you many such causes and assists you in giving shape to your thoughts, helping you to become a better human being in all respects and most importantly it brings back the Joys that you aim to bring in the lives of others to your own life. It is a genuine attempt to bring Joy in the life of others.

Download the app-https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.joystory and visit our website: http://www.joystoryfoundation.org to get an understanding of how you can touch the lives of millions by being a part of ”JOY STORY FOUNDATION.”

A SOAP BAR

A soap bar is an essential in everyone’s house, being put to use for various purposes. But have you ever noticed it closely? When a new bar is unwrapped, it is thick, strong and in perfect shape but as we start putting it into use, it gradually starts losing its form, strength and seems dissipated. A thing to be noted here is that the bar is not responsible for its slow deterioration but it is the external forces which force it to gradually come in that state.

Our life story is exactly the same. We are born and kept in a good state but from the time we come on our own we start getting influenced and affected by the world outside. We start putting ourselves into grave situations because of our immature thought process and abominable behaviour. We start getting affected by what people say or feel about us and let them disturb our peace of mind. We give them the permission to venture into our life as well as mind and shadow them with their negative influences.

The result; we diminish all the goodness that ever existed in us. We let others to have such a powerful impact on us that we loose the qualities of patience, cooperation, truthfulness, and endurance and put our life to test; one we may never be able to qualify. We let the situations, people, and the environment at large, affect us so badly that we lose our real form as well as appearance and live a life of fallacy. The negativity snatches us of everything and leaves us dissipated like a soap bar, which degenerates each day and finally breaks into small pieces which can never be joined together.

So, don’t let the outer forces affect you and your life. Instead fight those forces to keep your appearance as well as life, at large, in a good shape.

Mamta Sehgal.

THERE’S A VOICE THAT DOESN’T USE WORDS,LISTEN!

Every human in this universe is enforced to fight many battles in life at various stages of his journey. These battles beget a lot of angst and compel a person to look for solutions.

“There’s a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen,” Rumi says. If one is able to truly comprehend, then many life battles can be won with the utmost ease.

Our inner voice, or the consciousness as it is known, communicates with us each moment, guiding us at every juncture of our life, and it depends entirely on us as to how soon we are able to sense this silent voice and are able to follow it. This voice does not speak words, but if we start acknowledging its presence, then we can clearly hear the message it wants to convey and can make it our guiding force. This awareness can brighten each moment in our lives in a way which is truly unthinkable.

The fact is that this eternal voice is there in every living as well as non-living being, but few are able to recognise it, and those few are truly fortunate because envisaging the presence of this eternal voice is not an easy task at all—one has to train and make oneself worthy of it. Coming to the stage where one is able to listen to this voice calls for immense devotion, faith and righteousness.

In life, we all are governed or influenced by the three modes of material nature—goodness, passion and ignorance. As long as we are only engrossed in the mode of passion and ignorance, we will not be able to reach the point of awakening. It is only through practice that we are able to upgrade ourselves to the mode of goodness and maintain that mode where we are able to listen to this internal voice. And the day this starts happening, we are on the right path—the one that takes us to our final destination, the abode of God that takes us out from the cycle of birth and death. Life becomes smoother by listening to this positive voice coming from within. We get correct guidance, which prevents us from taking wrong decisions and deters us from becoming a part of any conflict.

This voice brings us closer to God, making us strong and fearless. We are always cocooned in the shell that God creates for us in order to keep us away from any harsh situations. Living in the shadow of God is similar to living like a child who is totally dependent on the parents for all the needs and knows that whatever the situation may be, there will always be unconditional protection and support.

The Bhagavad Gita, verse 6.25 says, “Gradually, step by step, one should become situated in trance by means of intelligence sustained by full conviction, and thus the mind should be fixed on the self alone and should think of nothing else.”

Another verse, 6.23 says, “In the stage of perfection called trance, one’s mind is completely controlled. The stage is characterised by one’s ability to see the self by the pure mind and to relish and rejoice in the self. In that joyous state, one is situated in boundless transcendental happiness, realised through transcendental senses. Established thus, one never departs from the truth, and upon gaining this he thinks there is no greater gain. Being situated in such a position, one is never shaken even in the midst of greater difficulty. This indeed is actual freedom from all miseries arising from material contact.”

Hence, it is of utmost importance that one should make constant self-analysis and improvements in one’s conduct to reach the stage of recognising the internal voice, follow its directions and transform one’s life into a happy, ideal and fruitful one.

Mamta Sehgal Fashion Academician | Columnist | Blogger | Published Author Books: The Perennial Journey, ROOH-e-RUMI Blogs: www.krishnacalling.wordpress.comWebsite: www.mamtasehgal.com

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‘ROOH-E-RUMI’-Seeking God is Seeking Love

Welcome to the world ‘RUMI’– the 13th Century Persian poet.

A B O U T   R U M I 

Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rumi popularly known as Rumi was a 13th-century persian mystic poet whose writings have never ceased to influence the word to this date. Rumi’s works are written mostly in Persian, but occasionally he also used Turkish, Arabic, and Greek in his verse. His Mathnawī, composed in Konya, is considered one of the greatest poems of the Persian language. He is regarded as one of the most popular and accomplished poets of all times, and he has been best selling poet in the United States of America. Rumi’s work is so relevant to the modern day world that it trends on internet even to this date. His poems have been widely translated into many of the world’s languages and transposed into various formats.  

His Masnavi (Mathnawi), composed in Konya, is considered one of the greatest poems of the Persian language. The Masnavi, or Masnavi-i-Ma’navi, also written Mesnevi, Mathnawi or Mathnavi, is an extensive poem written in Persian. It is one of the best known and most influential works of Sufism. The Masnavi is a series of six books of poetry that together amount to around 25,000 verses or 50,000 lines. It is a spiritual text that teaches Sufis how to reach their goal of being truly in love with God. 

His works are widely read today in their original language across Greater Iran and the Persian-speaking world. Translations of his works are very popular, most notably in Turkey, Azerbaijan, the United States and South Asia. His poetry has not only influenced Persian literature, but also Turkish, Ottoman Turkish, Azerbaijani as well as the literature of some other Turkic, Iranian and Indo-Aryan languages including Chagatai, Urdu and Pashto. 

Rumi believed passionately in the use of music, poetry and dance as a path for reaching God. For Rumi, music helped devotees to focus their whole being on the divine and to do this so intensely that the soul was both destroyed and resurrected. It was from these ideas that the practice of whirling Dervishes developed into a ritual form.  

A B O U T   T H E    B O O K  |  R O O H  –  E  –  R U M I 

Rooh-E-Rumi is a compilation of author’s spiritual realizations led by her own experiences of life, and interprets them in two themes – “God” and “Love”. 

Life itself is an ironical battle of sorts, where we strive hard to control and win the world but often fail to control our own lives. Most of us praise spirituality but fail to follow it and recognize its potential in the true sense; the reason-we chase false goals but never attempt to chase the true light that rests within. 

The author’s prescription to win the story of life in three distinct ways:  

  • Through self-realization,  
  • Embracing love, which is the language of the universe, and 
  • Surrendering to the Supreme Power. 

Rooh-e-Rumi presents many thought-provoking selections of Rumi, the famous thirteenth-century Persian poet. The quotes and their commendable spiritual interpretations attempted by the author will guide the readers to discover their own link to the experience of love and the unhindered path to spiritual enlightenment. 

The book is a self-help book in the genre of spirituality and seeking respite from the confusion of an individual in the material world and is a way to impart solace for those believing in seeking help from the spiritual existence of the divine power. The thought-provoking selections of Rumi’s quotes and their commendable spiritual interpretations done by the author will ensure readers to discover their own link to spiritual enlightenment. 

Book Review by Established Authors –  

Oswald Pereira, veteran journalist and best-selling author of eight books “In this soul-stirring, deep and insightful book, Mamta Sehgal beautifully expounds Rumi’s thoughts on divine love. A must read for Rumi’s followers and all those who believe that God is love.” 

Santosh Srivastava, Co-Author, The Gita Way “Mamta Sehgal proves again her deep insight in the subject of spirituality. This book is a crucial pivot on the way we understand devotion.  

A B O U T   T H E    A U T H O R  |  M A M T A   S E H G A L 

Mamta Sehgal is a second time author and experimented with a different genre with her book – Rooh-E-Rumi. Her first first book – The Perennial Journey was published in August 2017, by the prestigious Times Group.  

A Textile graduate with a diploma in Fashion Design, Mamta Sehgal spent 20 years of her career mostly on the academic side of the fashion industry, She further diversified her profile in 2009 by delving into Retail Management . Apart from this, she had been on the panel for NIFT, UG and PG admissions on behalf of AIIMA for five years. 

Destiny introduced her to the Bhagavad Gita, which changed her outlook towards life. Her extensive interest in reading became the foundation stone of her writing journey. She regularly contributes to Inner Voice, a spiritual editorial section in Hindustan Times, and SpeakingTree, the spiritual section of The Times of India, besides being published in various prominent media over a period of three years. She is a keen blogger and writes at www.krishnacalling.wordpress.com

She intends to continue her writing journey with varied genres and themes and soon intends to take to  spiritual preaching for the younger at age. She feels that spiritual transformation and adaptation has to start early and modern amenities and lifestyles have devoured the younger generation of the spiritual realizations. 

The book is available in print edition on all global Amazon web stores, Flipkart, Notion Press and in E-book format on Amazon Kindle & Google Play store. 

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ROOH-E-RUMI

”ROOH-E-RUMI” 
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LOVE

What is Love?

It is beautiful feeling which always leaves you with a smile and makes you laugh on the smallest of things.

Love takes away all your woes and brings you in a different world where nothing else matters .

Love takes away all the hatred and just knows affection.

Love brings you to a different space where you only see brightness,colors and cheerfulness.

Love has no boundaries and sees no bars.

With so many qualities love is truly an expression of God,a language of God, a music to the ears and light to the eyes.It is a divine fragrance which spreads around you and fulfills your life.

Mamta Sehgal

`THE DIVINE PRAYER’

`Om Jai Jagdish Hare’ is a beautiful  Hindu benediction which talks of the glories of God and the more I recite this prayer each day, the more I have started to understand the meaning and the power of every word that is sung in it.

For the love for God and for the benefits of all fellow readers & bloggers and in order to explain the power it holds I am making a humble attempt to describe this eternal prayer verse by verse so that it’s essence reaches to everyone.

Om Jaye Jagdish Hare, Swami Jaye Jagdish Hare
Bhagt Jano Ke Sankat, Das jano ke avgun ,Khshan Mein Door Kare

O my great God, my beloved, you vanquish the difficulties and the ills of your true devotees in fraction of a second. You are always concerned about all the beings you have brought into this world and make sure that all their problems end with a blink of an eye. My Swami ! you are merciful and are a cause of everyone’s happiness.

Jo Dhaywe Phal Pave, Dukh Vinse Man Ka
Sukh Sampati Ghar Aave, Kasht Mite Tan Ka

Whoever worships you with a pure heart and complete devotion ,you take away all their sadness, bestow their houses with abundance and positivity and put an end to all their woes.

Maat-Pita Tum Mere, Sharan Gahun Kiskee
Tum Bin Aur Na Duja, Aas Karun Jiskee


You are my mother as well as my father and are the only one for me. I have nobody else on whom I can rely .Parents are the only ones on whom the child has utmost trust and there is none as dear as them. So,for me it is just you and nobody else.
Tum Puran Parmatma, Tum Antaryami
Par-Brahm Parmeshwar, Tum Sabke Swami

You are the supreme and are omniscient.You are the most superior Godhead and the lord of all.You are omnipresent and omnipotent.

Tum Karuna Ke Saagar, Tum Palankarta
Main Moorakh Khal Kami, Mein Sewak Tum Swami,Kripa Karo Bharta ॥

You are a sea of mercy,are compassionate and are the nurturant ;one who is running the complete show and takes care of everyone’s well-being. I am a fool who commits thousands of mistakes each day.I am the servant and you are my lord ,always keep me under your shadow and keep me blessed.
Tum Ho Ek Agochar, Sabke Pran Pati
Kis Vidhi Milun Dayamay, Tumko Main Kumti

You are inconspicuous and you are the conscious of every being. O, merciful! Please guide as to how a wicked like me can meet you. Show me the path to enlightenment and your attainment. Guide me,so that I can come to your abode and never come back to a human life.
Deenbandhu Dukh Harta, Thakur Tum Mere, Swami Rakshak Tum Mere ॥
Apne Hath Uthaao, Apni Sharan Lagao,Dwar Para Main Tere ॥

You are the friend of ill-fated and you render them from their woes.My lord, my protector, please open your hands and embrace me ,I am fallen on your lotus feet.
Vishay Vikaar Mitaao, Paap Haro Deva॥
Shradha Bhakti Badhaao, Hirday Prem badao,Santan Ki Sewa॥

God bring me out of my material pains,take away all my sins and increase my devotion and love towards you and make me considerate and empathetic towards all.Make me compassionate like yourself so that I can feel the pain of others.

Tan man dhan sab kuch hai tera,swami sab kuch hai tera ॥
Tera tujko arpan kya lage mera॥

O lord! This body, this heart and this money, all that I possess is yours, nothing is mine, so I dedicate all to you. Almighty! May be late, but I have got this realization that the whole world is run by you and we are mere puppets in your hands and that is why I consecrate all; my life and all that I possess to you.

Om Jaye Jagdish Hare, Swami Jaye Jagdish Hare
Bhagt Jano Ke Sankat, Das Jano ke Avagun,Bansariwala Door Kare

Mamta Sehgal