Our Inner Voice…

There are people who roam from one ashram to another in search of a spiritual master, but remember the true Guru lies within you. It is your inner voice. The voice of your heart and the voice of your soul. It may not speak in the language you understand but it is this voice which holds all the wisdom.

Meditation is hearing and understanding this voice from inside. It is covered by so many layers that sometimes it is very difficult to know. We are so busy in our material life, living a life of conformity and security that we hardly bother to listen to our true selves. This is why meditation is needed. Meditation understands our own consciousness by cultivation stillness and calm. Meditation can be different for different people. Some find the calmness in music, some in reading some in dancing, some in painting.

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There is a saying of a great preacher : If dance is your meditation then dance so much that the dancer disappears and only the dance remains, then it is meditation. If the dancer is there then it is only dance, not meditation. When the singer disappears and only the song remains, it is meditation. When the musician is not found and only music remains, then it is meditation.

Remember if once we start recognising our inner voice, we realise more that GOD RESIDES WITHIN US. The more we listen to him, the more he talks and life becomes an endless journey of adventure and wonder. Each moment is a new rich experience.

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Take a Chance….Live Life Now !

As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn’t supposed to ever let us down, probably will. You will have your heart broken and you will break others’ hearts. You will fight with your best friend or maybe even fall in love with them, and you will cry because time is flying by.  So take too many pictures, laugh too much, forgive freely, and love like you have never been hurt.

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Life comes with no guarantees, no time outs, no second chances. you just have to live life to the fullest, tell someone what they mean to you and tell someone off, speak out, dance in the pouring rain, hold someone’s hand, comfort a friend, fall asleep watching the sun come up, stay up late, be a flirt, and smile until your face hurts.

Don’t be afraid to take chances or fall in love and most of all, live in the moment because every second you spend angry or upset, is a second of happiness that you can never get back.

Always believe that something wonderful is going to happen. Even with all the ups and downs, never take a day for granted. Cherish the little things and hug the ones you love!

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This age shall never come back, so fall in love, dream, imagine,  be impulsive, go crazy,  flirt,  get your heart broken, dance madly, click crazy poses, talk constantly, laugh loudly, speak a few abusing words, sing your favourite song, shout,  break the rules, eat and drink as much as you can with your bestie, take chances, make your own philosophy, smile and make others smile.

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Just go for it, feel it, get over it, live this age…. because things  are going to be difficult and a difficult tomorrow is always waiting.  And your friends will be busy to do all this nonsense things; So Live your Life and Enjoy Today !!

 

A Working Woman’s Dilemma

‘A Working Woman’s Dilemma’

It’s 8.30am
The maid has not arrived.
The breakfast is not ready,
And I have tiffins to fill.
The laundry heap increases,
The groceries need refill.
The elder one has homework,
The younger one’s still sleeping.
There’s no egg in the fridge,
The milk just spills over.
I have a conference today,
My blouse needs ironing.
There’s a workshop in the school,

I don’t know how to manage.

My mother in law is here To ask medicines for backache.
A call from the bathroom  “I’ve forgotten the towel ”
The cat mews, the birds chirp, The plants need watering.

The phone beeps To remind me of a pleural tap.
The receptionist calls,  Full appointments overall.

My shoulders aches – I have no one to tell.
My eyes are heavy With last night’s on call.

I don’t remember the last time I had been to the parlor.
My nails are brittle, My hair needs a color.

My clothes have lost the sheen; I need a wardrobe makeover.

But before that I’ve to pick up – The toys that are scattered.

I think it was last year – When I spoke to my sister.

Can’t recollect the moment – When I chatted with my mother.

I’m no feminist, I’m no atheist

I know not what I’m  More than a housekeeper, a mother and a doctor.
I may be an orator, A painter, an artist, A singer, a poetess, A traveller, a cyclist, A writer, a musician, A craftsman, philanthropist.

The last time I tried To find out my ability, My child scored badly

And you know what followed exactly.

So next time she got a gold medal, They praised her father’s genes.

I remembered my trophies Which no one had seen.

I know not what my daughter Will do after growing up.
But I’m sure these responsibilities Will never stop to follow her.

Marriages are made in heaven; Love is a fairly tale.

I’m sure every working woman Has a different story to tell.

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So, whenever you look At a house that’s tidy,
A child who is happy, Intelligent and healthy,

Remember, it’s the woman behind Who sacrificed her sleep, her degrees, her passion, her ambitions and needs.

Give her a pat, a word of praise, a ear to listen, a helping hand.

It’s always a woman who makes the house a home.
But it’s everyone’s duty To make her feel at home.

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Devotee

Be simple and sincere.

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It is sheer waste of money to burden the pictures and idols in the shrines and altars of your homes with a weight of garlands, and to parade costly utensils, vessels and offerings, to show off your devotion. This is deception; it demeans Divinity, imputing to it the desire for pomp and publicity.

To shower grace, I ask only for purity of heart.

Do not calculate distance between you and Me; do not interpose the formalities of the Guru-Sishya (preceptor-disciple) relationship, or even the altitudinal distinctions of the God-Devotee relationship, between you and Me.

I am neither Guru nor God; I am You; You are I – this is the Truth. There is no distinction. That which appears so is the delusion.

You are waves; I am the ocean.

Know this and be free, and lead a divine life !

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— Adapted from a Satya Sai Baba discourse

Fanatic…

Vivekananda Quote :  

We must first know how to work without attachment, then we will not become fanatics.

When we know that this world is like a dog’s curly tail and will never get straightened, we shall not become fanatics.

If there were no fanaticism in the world, it would make much more progress than it does now.

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A Fanatic person is an enthusiast, zealot, bigot, hothead, militant – a person filled with excessive and single-minded zeal, especially for an extreme religious or political cause

Fanatic, zealot, militant, devotee refer to persons showing more than ordinary support for, adherence to, or interest in a cause, point of view, or activity. … Fanatic further implies unbalanced or obsessive behavior: a wild-eyed fanatic.

What is FanaticismSigns to Consider. Fanaticism, is an irrational and irregular excessive belief on something. It involves uncritical and unreasonable zeal, faith and enthusiasm particularly with religion, cult, pop culture benchmark set in the field of music, entertainment, politics or even with “only” one person.

An example of fanaticism is following a set of rules even to the extent of killing other individuals.

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8 SLICES OF PIZZA

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Wife: Don’t put so many clothes for wash today.

Husband: Why ?

She said : Maid has said she won’t come for two days.

Husband :Why ?

Wife : She said she is going to meet her grand daughter during Ganpati festival.

Husband : OK, Will not put too many clothes.

Wife: And, Shall I give her Rs. 500 for Ganpati? Festival bonus?

Husband: Why? Diwali is approaching, we will give her at that time.

Wife: Oh no dear. She is poor. Going to meet her daughter and grand daughter, so she will also feel nice. Moreover, everything has become so expensive these days. How will she able to celebrate festival?

Husband : You ! I don’t know why you become emotional so easily.

Wife : Oh dear, don’t worry. I am going to cancel today’s program of ordering Pizza. Why unnecessarily blow away Rs. 500 on eight pieces of stale bread.

Husband : Wow. Great. Snatching Pizza from us and giving to the maid !

Maid returned after three days and got busy in mopping and dusting.

Husband asked her.. So, how was the vacation ?
Maid : Very nice sahib.. Didi had given Rs. 500 .. festival bonus.

Husband : So you went and met your daughter ? and also met your grand daughter ?

Maid: yes sahib. Enjoyed a lot and spent Rs 500 in two days time.

Husband : Really ? Ok so what did you do with Rs. 500?

Maid : Rs. 150 for dress for grand daughter, Rs 40 for a doll, bought sweets worth Rs 50 for daughter, Rs 50 as offering to Deity in temple, Rs 60 towards bus fare, Rs 25 for bangles for daughter, bought a nice belt worth Rs 50 for son-in-law, balance Rs 75 gave to daughter to buy copy and pencil for grand daughter. Maid gave a full account of the expenses incurred.

Husband : So much in Rs 500?

With surprise, he started thinking. The eight pieces of Pizza appeared in front of his eyes and each one of them acted as a hammer started pricking his consciousness. For the price of one Pizza, he started comparing the expenses his maid had incurred during her visit to her daughter.

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The eight pieces of Pizza floated in front of his eyes.

First piece … dress for the child
Second piece … towards sweets..
Third piece … towards offering to the deity in the temple.
Fourth piece … towards bus fare.
Fifth piece … towards doll.
Sixth piece … towards bangles,
Seventh piece… towards belt for the son-in-law.
Eighth piece… towards copy and pencil.

So far he had observed pizza only from one angle. He turned it upside down and observe how it looks like from the other side but today his maid showed him the other side of the pizza. The eight pieces of pizza showed him the real meaning of life and the meaning of “Spending for life” or “Life for spending”.

Think about it….

“Spreading Happiness”

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Don’t get involved too deeply…

You have to read the newspaper to know how mad and foolish the world is; how futile is heroism and how momentary the glory. And after reviewing the information it conveys, you throw it aside; it is now a tasteless waste.

So too, you should live but once; live such that you are born but once. Do not fall in love with the world so much that your false fascination brings you again and again into this delusive amalgam of joy and grief.

Unless you stand back a little, away from entanglement with the world, knowing that it is all a play whose director is God, you are in danger of being too closely involved.

Use the world as a training ground for sacrifice, service, expansion of the heart, and cleansing of the emotions. That is the only value it has.

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…..Adapted from a Satya Sai Baba discourse