Mother Teresa - Her life as a Poem: Life is a struggle

RathnashikamaniStarred Page By Rathnashikamani, 20th Apr 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/-2l76z3l/
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Mother Teresa is a phenomenon in the God's creation.
The poem 'LIFE' is well-known as a great quote from her wonderful sayings.
This is an attempt to understand what is LIFE and its interpretation from each line in that poem.

Here, I examine how 'Life is a struggle' and how to 'accept it'.

Life is a struggle, accept it.


Her belief was her strength.

She accepted her life as a struggle for the upliftment of the poor and the destitute. She struggled to establish convents for the slum dwellers.

She struggled to find space to accommodate her adopted children whom she picked up from the dustbins of the streets of Calcutta. And she struggled to find the donors who could provide the money towards the maintenance of her expanding shelters for the destitute.

She accepted all the travails of establishing and organizing the shelters for the orphans and medical facilities for the grief-stricken patients she adopted. She could manage any number of orphans and destitutes with the help of the service-oriented nuns who joined her.

Photo Credit: Prayer was her strength By M.Peinado M.Peinado (Flickr: a00996 - Alcalá de Henares) , via Wikimedia Commons

All her struggle was for the welfare of the world

Why she struggled all her life?

Because, she knew there was happiness at the end of every struggle. And she went through struggle after another struggle only to strengthen her belief that any struggle was worth for the cause of the expected happiness that resulted in the lives of the poor and the abandoned.

Her heart never shrank under the weight of the magnitude of any effort she had undertaken for the betterment of the people who came under her shelter.

She was the true mother who always was ready to save the orphaned children and elderly, whoever it might had been irrespective of their religion or race.

All her struggle was only for the welfare of the world. She proved that a smile heals any struggling soul, and with unrequited love she embraced all the pain in achieving her goals.

Photo credit: Mother Teresa Statue in Mitrovica, Kosovo By Pikolomini83 (Own work) , via Wikimedia Commons

Mother Teresa - Her life as a Poem: Other pages

Mother Teresa - Her life as a poem: An introduction
Mother Teresa - Her life as a poem: Life is an opportunity
Mother Teresa - Her life as a poem: Life is beauty
Mother Teresa - Her life as a poem: Life is bliss
Mother Teresa - Her life as a poem: Life is a dream
Mother Teresa - Her life as a poem: Life is a challenge
Mother Teresa - Her life as a poem: Life is a duty
Mother Teresa - Her life as a Poem: Life is a Game
Mother Teresa - Her life as a Poem: Life is costly
Mother Teresa - Her life as a Poem: Life is wealth
Mother Teresa - Her life as a Poem: Life is love
Mother Teresa - Her life as a Poem: Life is mystery
Mother Teresa - Her life as a Poem: Life is a promise

Mother Teresa - Her life as a Poem: Life is sorrow
Mother Teresa - Her life as a Poem: Life is a song

Photo credit: Mother Teresa Statue in Pristina, Kosova By Rain Rannu (Kosova) , via Wikimedia Commons

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author avatar Pradeep Kumar B
16th May 2012 (#)

Glad to see you back Rathna. You are seen here now after quite some time. Thank you for sharing this nice post about Mother Teresa.

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author avatar Leon Pryce
16th May 2012 (#)

always heard about mother Teresa but never knew exactly who she was. thanks for highlighting her

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author avatar mistyleaf
16th May 2012 (#)

Nice article Rathna. Thanks for sharing.

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author avatar Retired
16th May 2012 (#)

Thank you for sharing, she was a great woman.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
16th May 2012 (#)

Mother Teresa taught how not to ignore the reality right in front of us, and also to take action and succeed by dint of hard work. She is without parallel. Thanks Rathna for the glowing tribute - siva

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author avatar Retired
16th May 2012 (#)

Excellent Post. Thanks

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author avatar Delicia Powers
18th May 2012 (#)

always inspiring..thank you

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author avatar Don Rothra
18th May 2012 (#)

Nice work

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author avatar Judy Ellen
19th May 2012 (#)

So very beautiful and right on!! We all can learn from her!! Thank you for this great article and well deserved Star!

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author avatar Tess Irons
20th May 2012 (#)

This is very inspiring, Rathna. Thanks for writing this.

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author avatar Maria Malone
21st May 2012 (#)

Beautiful and inspring!

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
26th May 2012 (#)

Rathnashikamani: You have returned with your wonderful page on Mother Teresa. I am delighted to read a page from you again. You are a great inspiration to me.

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
26th May 2012 (#)

Wonderful inspirational page Rathna...thank you so much

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author avatar Shaunak
31st May 2012 (#)

Wonderful page

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author avatar vpaulose
11th Jun 2012 (#)

I missss you long, dear Rathna.

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author avatar Retired
24th Jun 2012 (#)

Another inspiring tribute and wonderful page, dear Rathnaji. Namaste and blessings, rd

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author avatar sarosh
5th Jul 2012 (#)

She was really a role model for everyone

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author avatar Aaradhya
17th Dec 2012 (#)

Great share...Thank you..

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author avatar peachpurple
8th Aug 2015 (#)

She was a living saint.

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