Sunday, February 22, 2009

Drink Tea to Reduce Stroke Risk

Today, saw an article in TO

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I which states that drinking Tea reduces Stroke Risk by 21%. So go ahead add Tea to your daily routine and Cheer!

Here is the report published:

... good news for tea-lovers: having three or more cups of the drink everyday can cut the risk of stroke, says a new study.

According to Lenore Arab, professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine, drinking the beverage can reduce the threat by as much as 21%.

UCLA boffins observed that the result was obtained in tea made from the plant Camellia sinensis and not from herbs. It was contemplated that anti-oxidant epigallocatechin gallate or the amino acid Theanine in teas may be what leads to the reduced risks.

"By drinking three cups of tea a day, the risk of a stroke was reduced 21%," the New York Daily News quoted Arab as saying. "That's why these findings are so exciting. If we can find a way to prevent the stroke, or prevent the damage, that is simple and not toxic, that would be a great advance," he added.

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Gujrati Valentines Day (History)

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It is a well known fact that Gujarati men, specially the Patels, continually mistreat and disrespect their wives (Patelianis). One fine day, it happened to be the 14th day of February, one brave Patelani, having had enough "torture" by her husband, finally chose to rebel by beating him up with a Velan (rolling pin to make chapattis).
Yes, same Velan with which she used daily, to make chapattis for him, only this time, instead of the dough, it was the husband who was flattened.

This was a momentous occasion for all Gujarati women and a revolt soon spread, like wild fire, with thousands of housewives beating up their husbands with the Velan. There was an outburst of moaning "chapatti-ed" husbands all over Anand and Amdavad.

The Patel men-folk quickly learnt their lesson and started to behave more respectfully with their Patelanis.

Thereafter, on 14th February every year, the womenfolk of Gujarat would beat up their husbands, to commemorate that eventful day - the wives having the satisfaction of beating up their husbands with the Velan and the men having the supreme joy of submitting to the will of the women they loved.

Soon The Gujju men realized that in order to avoid this ordeal they need to present gifts to their wives., brought flowers and sweets. This is how the tradition - Velan time - began.

As Gujarat fell under the influence of Western culture, the ritual soon spread to Britain and many other Western countries, specifically,the catch words 'Velan time' !!! In course of time, their foreign tongues, this got anglicized to 'Velantime' and then to 'Valentine'. And thereafter, 14th of February, came to be known as Valentine's Day and now you know the true story of Valentine's day
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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Warm Water after your Meal !!!

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It's about the warm water after your meal. This makes sense....

The Chinese and Japanese drink hot tea with their meals...not cold water... maybe it is time we adopt their drinking habit while eating!!!

Nothing to lose, everything to gain... For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you. It is nice to have a cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion. Once this "sludge" reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine. Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer.

It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal. Nausea and intense sweating are also common symptoms.60% of people who have a heart attack while they are asleep do not wake up. Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep. Let's be careful and be aware. The more we know, the better chance we could survive...

A cardiologist says if everyone who reads this article n shares it with 10 people, you can be sure that we'll save at least one life. Read this... It could save your life!!!

Please be a true friend and share this article to all your friends you care about.

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Saturday, February 14, 2009

My Commitment

I promise to TRUST you enough to tell you the Truth
and be true to you. I commit to always be sweetness
in your life, to nurture you daily and treat you
LOVlNGLY, Gently and with Respect
in my thoughts, words and actions,
whether in your presence or not.
In every interaction I commit to affection for you,
to look for and acknowledge the highest and best
in you and surrender to LOVE, our true nature.
My connection to my Source, my relationship
with you and our Serenity will always be
more important than any issue.
I open my heart to embrace you in my Love,
I open my heart to be embraced in your Love.
If anything unlike LOVE comes up, I will hold us
in my heart and listen as I learn to speak, experience
and be RESPONSE-ABLE for my own realities.
I am here for and with you. I promise to keep
communication open and keep LOVE conscious,
active and present AS WE HEAL,

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Friday, February 13, 2009

Love Lessons!

To feel love and compassion for all, observe nature with totality of mind without letting it get affected by any previously constructed image,
Love lessons from nature
Love lessons from nature (Getty Images)
opinion or past knowledge.

Look around to observe things as if you are seeing them for the very first time. Become one with the object of observation.

The sun provides light and warmth irrespective of who benefits from it. It shines on all. The clouds, rivers, mountains and jungles follow the same example of universal love. Trees provide shade, fruits and flowers for healthy environment and food for hungry with the same unattached benevolence for all. They do not demand any favour in return. The earth matures the seeds into healthy plants irrespective of who planted the seeds or who will benefit from them. This truly is like mother's love which is equal and forgiving for all children even when some are the cause of hurt to her.

If one learns from nature, the world will be a much better place as the destructive tendencies like jealousy, envy, hatred and selfishness will be eliminated. A new era of mutual love and trust will dawn on earth. All differences of caste, colour, race, gender and age will melt away. Most of the modern age problems have arisen because we have stopped learning from nature and caring for it.

Imagine the blissful feeling one gets when listening to the chirping of birds at dawn, observing the river flowing its course, looking at the snow-clad peaks of mountains, taking a stroll in a forest with majestically standing tall trees and looking at the moon on a full-moon night or a star-studded sky on amavasya night. The divine feelings generated by such experiences compel one to ponder over the meaning of life, our place in the universe, and create an urge to become one with the Divine to experience eternal bliss. Live with nature, love nature, protect nature, learn from nature and you will soon rise above all parochial tendencies and become a votary of universal love.

Since long, we have been drawing spiritual inspiration from nature. According to Buddhist guru Daisaku Ikeda, who is also a keen photographer, response to nature's beauty is not merely aesthetic but reflects an ability to discern a deeper meaning and interconnectedness in things. With its universal language, the photographer of nature's beauty serves as a bridge connecting the hearts of people everywhere.

Osho in his discourse on 'Intuition' quotes the haiku of Basho the Zen mystic and master:

"When I look carefully I see nazunia blooming by the hedge!"

Osho says that the deep meaning of it cannot be understood intellectually but only intuitively. The idea Osho wants to convey is that one can draw deep spiritual inspiration even from simple things like looking at an ordinary flower and pondering over its beauty, its divine message, the mystery of creation.

The main cause of discontent of mind, heart and spirit is to spend too much time indoors and being away from the nurturing restorative powers of nature. So, try to get back to nature in some way. Give yourself some time in the woods, mountains, open meadows or walking barefoot on the beach. Drink in the beauty of nature as much as you can. Even if you live in the city, go and walk on the grass in a park. You will feel more complete, rejuvenated and blissful.


I agree with it. Do you subscribe to the views? Will appreciate your comments...
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Friday, February 6, 2009

The heart never lies; the mind never tells the truth

The friendship with a master is no ordinary friendship. It has a reverence in it, love in it, devotion in it, tremendous gratitude in it.

It is a multidimensional phenomenon.

The ordinary friendship is a worldly thing, mundane. The spiritual friendship is not of this world, it belongs to the beyond.

The understanding of the mind has no significance. In the world of spirituality it is only the heart that has to be listened to and followed. Your heart is giving you the answer. I am simply repeating it so that it becomes clear to you.

The heart never lies; the mind never tells the truth. The mind is a great speaker; the heart is very silent but it also expresses itself in tears.

The friendship with the master includes everything that is beautiful in all other relationships, and it excludes everything that is ugly in all our human relationships. It is the pure essence, the very fragrance of all our human relationships. It includes everything, but only the best part of it, the very cream of it.

Rejoice that it is happening to you and that your heart is strong enough not to let the mind decide. Your heart is strong enough to be the master and let the mind be simply a servant.

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Thursday, February 5, 2009

How to Manage Anger?

Anger is a poison. It may hurt the others, it may not - it depends on the other - but it is going to hurt you certainly. ~ Osho
  • Count from 50 backwards to shift activity from emotional part to analytical part of brain.
  • Laugh often, laughter is the best medicine.
  • Watch movies, telly shows that tickles you.
  • Forgive the person.
  • Relax, think of an event, place, time, activity that you enjoy.
  • Do not conclude, listen to others.
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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

How to make a Woman happy?

It's not difficult.
Here's a check list, compiled after talking to a select group, for a man needs to be a:

  1. Friend
  2. Companion
  3. Lover
  4. Chef
  5. Electrician
  6. Carpenter
  7. Plumber
  8. Mechanic
  9. Decorator
  10. Stylist
  11. Driver
  12. Gynecologist
  13. Psycologist
  14. Pest exterminator
  15. Psychiatrist
  16. Healer
  17. Avid listener
  18. an Organizer
  19. Good father
  20. Sympathetic
  21. Athletic
  22. Warm
  23. Attentive
  24. Intelligent
  25. Funny
  26. Creative
  27. Tender
  28. Strong
  29. Understanding
  30. Tolerant
  31. Prudent
  32. Ambitious
  33. Capable
  34. Courageous
  35. Determined
  36. True
  37. Dependable
  38. Passionate
  39. Compassionate
  40. Give her compliments
  41. Love Shopping
  42. Honest
  43. Very rich
  44. Not to look at other Gals
  45. Any more, just put in yours too...