Saturday, March 28, 2009

Thoughts for Meditation

Meditation On… To Follow The Light… !!! :)))Image by Denis Collette...!!! via Flickr

  • If I accept rather than deny the transitory nature of all forms, then I can go deeper and realize that there is changeless life behind the ever changing.
  • Change is for growth, and growth is for change. Both are for helping us become aware of our inner divinity and for inspiring us into higher life.
  • Let me stop trying to preserve the temporary cocoon I have built around myself so that I can connect life at large.
  • Something in us will stay. That I Love. It is the relation of Soul to Soul.
  • Appearing and disappearing are the play of life. Both are two waves of the same ocean. Both are there to reveal reality in a new and fresh way.
by Gurudev Shree Chitrabhanu
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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Pray for All

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I have always asked myself, "What am praying for?" Am I praying for myself?" I would, of course, pray for people who were facing calamities. I prayed for conflicts to be resolved. One day... my guru warned us "Never pray with a specific request. Praise the divine and seek general guidance and the strength to endure the difficulties of life." says Mini Krishnan.

As I think on theses lines, thought of sharing some thoughts on Prayers for soul search:

  • The prayer that begins with trustfulness, and passes on into waiting, will always end in thankfulness, triumph, and praise. -A. Maclare
  • Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.~ Mahatma Gandhi
  • Prayer is not an old woman's idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action.~ Mahatma Gandhi
  • Work as if you were to live a hundred years, pray as if you were to die tomorrow. ~ Benjamin Franklin
  • MAHATMA GANDHI, one of the busiest and most famous men in the world, used to set aside Monday as a Day of Silence. He needed the stillness, he said, in order to rest his vocal cords and to promote inner harmony in his soul amid the turmoil of life around him. I wonder what power would be released if all Christians devoted one day a week to listening to the voice of God to discern His coded message for our lives.. The Counsellor can only lead us if we receive His voice.~ Paul Brand in "In His Image" page 211
  • More tears are shed over answered prayers than unanswered ones.~ Mother Teresa
  • Nothing tends more to cement the hearts of Christians than praying together. Never do they love one another so well as when they witness the outpouring of each other's hearts in prayer.~ Charles Finney
  • In worship, God imparts himself to us.~ C.S.Lewis
  • God shapes the world by prayer. The more praying there is in the world the better the world will be, the mightier the forces against evil....~ E.M.Bounds
  • It is possible to move men, through God, by prayer alone.~ Hudson Taylor
  • The great people of the earth today are the people who pray, (not) those who talk about prayer...but I mean those who take time and pray.~ S.D.Gordon
  • Work, work, from morning until late at night. In fact, I have so much to do that I shall have to spend the first three hours in prayer.~ Martin Luther
  • Men may spurn our appeals, reject our message, oppose our arguments, despise our persons, but they are helpless against our prayers.~ J. Sidlow Baxter
  • The greatest thing anyone can do for God and man is pray. It is not the only thing; but it is the chief thing. The great people of the earth today are the people who pray. I do not mean those who talk about prayer; nor those who say they believe in prayer; nor yet those who can explain about prayer; but I mean those people who take time to pray.~ S.D. Gordon
  • All I know is that when I pray, coincidences happen; and when I don't pray, they don't happen.~ Dan Hayes
  • Practice in life whatever you pray for, and God will give it to you more abundantly. -Pusey
  • Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks.~Phillips Brooks
  • Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us.~Socrates
  • All that I am or hope to be I owe to my angel mother. I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.~ Abraham Lincoln
  • Prayer is meaningless if it is not out of alertness. And a man of alertness need not have any prayer - alertness is enough unto itself.~ Osho
  • Whole of life has to be your temple. Work has to be your worship. Love has to be your prayer. This very body the Buddha, this is lotus paradise.~ Osho
I firmly believe in Prayers for All. I invite you to share your thoughts on Prayers!!!

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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Artificial Heart @Rs1lac ony ~ IIT Kharagpur

Thumbs up to IIT Kharagpur!

It'll be to coronary care what Nano is to cars, say scientists at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, who have devised an
An artificial heart for Rs 1 lakh, courtesy IIT-Kgp
Scientists at IIT Kharagpur have devised an artificial heart that could save lives for just Rs 1 lakh.
artificial heart that could save lives for just Rs 1 lakh.

The research team says trials of the prototype lab—constructed heart have been successful on small animals and the gadget is being perfected on goats. The institute has applied for permission to conduct human trials.

The Total Artificial Heart (TAH) — said to be the first such in the country — has been developed by a team of scientists at IIT-Kgp's school of medical science and technology.

After four years of painstaking research, the scientists say their creation is better and far more affordable than the first artificial heart developed in the US, which showed a ``high rate failure'' and at Rs 30 lakh, beyond the reach of the common man.

The inventors hope to fit the heart into an ailing patient within a few months, once permissions from the Indian Council of Medical Research come through. The unique 13—chamber heart is working fine in small animals, said a member of the team. Human tests are to be conducted at Medical College and Hospital (MCH), Kolkata.
Senior cardiac surgeons — Madhusudan Pal, Bhaskar Ukil, Tarun Saha and Kalishankar Das from MCH and Rajiv Narang of AIIMS, Delhi — will conduct the human trials.

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Monday, March 16, 2009

My Home

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My name is pure Soul,
Knowing alone is my job,
Salvation is my home,
Where I enjoy perfect bliss.

No hunger in abode,
No thirst in my abode,
No cough or cold in my abode,
No pain or agony in my abode.

True, happy and lovely is my home,
My name is pure Soul,
Knowing alone is my job.

We shall discriminate self from others,
We shall meditate upon our self,
We shall renounce worldly belongings and aversion,
We shall enjoy spiritual bliss.

My home is full of Happiness
My name is pure Soul,
Knowing alone is my job.

by Pt Ratan Chandra Bharilla, Shastri, Nyaytirth, M. A., Jaipur, Raj, India
from the book Balboth Pathmala Part I

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Saturday, March 14, 2009

Being Positive ~ Mahatma Gandhi

{{en}} Gandhi at Dandi, South Gujarat, picking...Image via Wikipedia

"Keep my words positive, because my words become behaviors.

Keep my behaviors positive, because my behaviors become habits.

Keep my habits positive, because my habits become my values.

Keep my values positive, because they become my destiny."

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Why Worry?

There are only two things to worry about;
Either you are well or you are sick.
If you are well, there is nothing to worry about.
If you are sick, there are two things to worry about;
Either you will get well or you will die.
If you get well, there is nothing to worry about.
If you die, there are two things to worry about;
Either you will go to Heaven or you will go to Hell.
If you go to Heaven, there is nothing to worry about.
If you go to Hell, well . . . why worry now! It's Too Late!
-Author Unknown

My suggestion as a MUST READ book in such a turbulent time
A Setback is a Setup for a Comeback by Willie Jolley

Ch. 'Do not Panic' pg:97

please do not forget to share your worries n comments as well as comebacks
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Saturday, March 7, 2009

How to say "no" to the child

IMAGINEImage by Life through Tawni's Eyes via Flickr

The surprisingly simple giant step we can all take toward emotional maturity
In "The Terrible Two's: Patterned for Life," my wife N'omi points out that our lifelong behavior patterns are determined early in childhood. During the "terrible two's," a child will discover the word "no." So the parents must get to "no" before the child does.

The horrible truth is: If parents don't know how to say "no" to the child--and in a way that doesn't frustrate him, but instead offers creative alternatives and rewards, as well as a definite requirement of obedience--a war of wills is on the horizon.

A child raised without this training of his or her will is headed for a life of anger, frustration, and loneliness. Why? Because if the parents don't lovingly present this lesson to the child, life will harshly present it to them as they become adults.

Oddly, this is much the same scenario that develops when a child is repressed and punished arbitrarily and in anger, rather than according to well-understood guidelines.

But forcing a child to parent herself or himself is simply another form of child abuse, and results in an angry, frustrated, and lonely child.

I know because I was that child, and I see children suffering like I did everywhere I go.

Current child-raising trends exalt feelings, and encourage their untrammeled expression regardless of who they hurt. Children raised this way learn that the feelings of others are unimportant, and that their own feelings are what rule the world.

They are not taught to work on their character, or to think of others, or even of their own long-term desires or goals. So they become permanently subject to babyish impulses, and seldom develop the strength of character to rise above them.

Neither a Hero nor a Coach can afford such a life. Living by our feelings is, at best, destructive to self and others. Our employer, our clients, our society all rely on us to make considered decisions, informed by facts, experience, and intuition. Feelings have a place in our lives--but that place can't be the driver's seat!

How can you help your Hero or your Coach when you see them caught up in their feelings? And how can you help colleagues, subordinates, and superiors when you see them caught up in their feelings?

First of all, don't react; that is, don't allow your behavior to be determined by, and thus feed into, their feelings. Take a deep breath, and consider the situation. Can you calm or comfort the person? Before you can address the issues at hand, you have to bring them back to responsible behavior.

Another way to do this is to speak to them in their love language, if you know what it is. If you don't, try all five! (But unless you are sure their love language is touch, don't try to touch them; it won't calm them, and could have the opposite effect.)
The main duty of parents is to teach children to live above their feelings - not to suppress them, but not to be ruled by them. And parents can only do this if they have learned this listen. If you haven't - that's your homework assignment! :-)
Love and blessings,

an email from Joel Orr.
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