We met for a purpose….

This post is dedicated to Everyone I have met in my life…and even those who I haven’t met yet but will some day…

Each of you have walked into my life for a reason…to teach me something, a lesson of life… Those of you who came for a short period could have also impacted my life in a big way , taught me something and walked away….some of you have still to teach me more…and will be part of my life for very long….

Some will leave happily, some on a bitter note…and some will fade…we may not understand why at times….and that too is a lesson…discovery of why and what…Yet be sure you will leave a mark on me…our Karma is interconnected…you chose me as I chose you….to accompany each other on this journey….

There is a Jewish prayer I came across recently (for those who know me well know how I love reading up on religion and faith across the world…) 

I’m copy pasting a brief explaination of the Dayneu and a link so you may explore it in detail yourself….This is dedicated to all people from whom I have learnt something:

Dayenu (Hebrew:דַּיֵּנוּ) is a song that is part of the Jewish holiday of Passover. The word “Dayenu” means approximately, “it would have been enough for us”, “it would have been sufficient”, or “it would have sufficed” (day in Hebrew is “enough”, and -enu the first person plural suffix, “to us”).

This traditional up-beat Passover song is over one thousand years old. The song is about being grateful to God for all of the gifts he gave the Jewish people, such as taking them out of slavery, giving them the Torah and Shabbat, and had God only given one of the gifts, it would have still been enough. This is to show much greater appreciation for all of them as a whole. The song appears in the haggadah after the telling of the story of the exodus and just before the explanation of Passover, matzah and the maror.

Dayenu has 15 stanzas representing the 15 gifts God bestowed. The first five involve freeing the Jews from slavery, the next describe the miracles He did for them, and the last five for the closeness to God He gave them. Each of the stanzas is followed by the word “Dayenu” (it would have been enough) sung repeatedly. The 15 stanzas are as follows:

Five Stanzas of Leaving Slavery

1) If He had brought us out of Egypt.
2) If He had executed justice upon the Egyptians.
3) If He had executed justice upon their gods.
4) If He had slain their first born.
5) If He had given to us their health and wealth.

Five Stanzas of Miracles

6) If He had split the sea for us.
7) If He had led us through on dry land.
8) If He had drowned our oppressors.
9) If He had provided for our needs in the wilderness for 40 years.
10) If He had fed us manna.

Dayenu, with transliterated lyrics and melody

Five Stanzas of Being With God

11) If He had given us Shabbat.
12) If He had led us to Mount Sinai.
13) If He had given us the Torah.
14) If He had brought us into the Land of Israel.
15) If He built the Temple for us.

So I thank you for teaching me what I have learnt….and for what you will teach me… I am me…all thanks to thee…. 🙂

Source : Wikipedia


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