Monday, June 26, 2006


We all human beings have different ways to see and have different perceptions about same thing. Its at our own that whether we see the dark side of the picture or brighter one. Our vision keeps us positive or negative and our vision impacts many other things in our life too.

When a person begins to see all goodness as being the goodness of God, all the beauty that surrounds him as the divine beauty, he begins by worshipping a visible God, and as his heart constantly loves and admires the divine beauty in all that he sees, he begins to see in all that is visible one single vision; all becomes for him the vision of the beauty of God.

His love of beauty increases his capacity to such a degree that great virtues such as tolerance and forgiveness spring naturally from his heart. Even things that people mostly look upon with contempt, he views with tolerance. In nature he sees God, in man he sees His image, and in art and poetry he sees the dance of God. The waves of the sea bring him the message from above, and the swaying of the branches in the breeze seems to him a prayer. For him there is a constant contact with his God.

...'If you wish to know God, you must know yourself.' How little man knows while he is in the intoxication of individualism! He thinks, 'I am a separate being; you are another; there is no connection between you and me, and we all have our own joys and free will.' Did man but know it, his life is dependent not only on the objects and things that keep the body alive, but also on the activity of a thousand minds in a day. ... Who then can say, 'I am an individual, independent and free, I can think as I wish, and I can do what I wish? ...

We are connected with one another. Our lives are tied together, and there is a link in which we can see one current running through all. There are many globes and lamps, and yet one current is running through all..."

Friday, June 23, 2006

Monday, June 19, 2006

The Best Moments In Life

1. Falling in love.
2. Laughing till your stomach hurts.
3. Enjoying a ride down the country side.
4. Listening to your favorite song on the radio.
5. Going to sleep listening to the rain pouring outside.
6. Passing your final exams with good grades.
7. Time spend with your family.
8. Being part of an interesting conversation.
9. Helping anyone.
10. Laughing at yourself.
11. Sharing a wonderful dinner with all your friends.
12. Laughing without a reason.
13. "Accidentally" hearing someone say something good about you.
14. Watching the sunset.
15. Listening to a song that reminds you of an important person in your life.
16. Having a great time with your friends.
17. Seeing the one you love happy.
18. Wearing the shirt of a person you love and smelling his/her perfume.
19. Visiting an old friend of yours and remembering great memories.

Well there are many others that can be added to the list. I listed here whatever i got in mind and its your turn to add further :)

Prayers n Best wishes for all.

Friday, June 16, 2006

A True, sad story holding a lesson.....
This I read few days back and found it worth sharing . So here it is for all of you:

My mom only had one eye.I hated her... she was such an embarrassment...She cooked for students & support the family. There was this one day during elementary school and my mom came.I was so embarrassed. How could she do this to me?I threw her a hateful look and ran out.

The next day at school..."Your mom only has one eye?!?!"...eeeee said a friend.I wished my mom would just disappear from this world.So I said to my mom, "Mom... Why don't you have the other eye?! If you're only gonna make me a laughing stock, why don't you just die?!!!"

My mom did not respond...I guess I felt a little bad, but at the same time, it felt good to thinkthat I had said what I'd wanted to say all this time... Maybe it was because my mom hadn't punished me, but I didn't think that I had hurt her feelings very badly.

That night...I woke up, and went to the kitchen to get a glass of water.My mom was crying there, so quietly, as if she was afraid that she might wake me.I took a look at her, and then turned away.Because of the thing I had said to her earlier,there was something pinching at me in the corner of my heart.Even so, I hated my mother who was crying out of her one eye. So I told myself that I would grow up and become successful.

Then I studied real hard.I left my mother and went to Singapore to study.

Then, I got married.I bought a house of my own. Then I had kids, too... Now I'm living happily as a successful man.I like it here because it's a place that doesn't remind me of my mom.

This happiness was getting bigger and bigger, when...

What?! Who's this?! It was my mother...Still with her one eye. I felt as if the whole sky was falling apart on me.Even my children ran away, scared of my mom's eye.And I asked her, "Who are you?!" "I don't know you!!!" as if trying to make that real. I screamed at her, "How dare you come to my house and scare my children!"


And to this, my mother quietly answered, "Oh, I'm so sorry. I may have gotten the wrong address," and she disappeared out of sight.

Thank good ness... She doesn't recognize me. I was quite relieved.I told myself that I wasn't going to care, or think about this for the rest of my life.Then a wave of relief came upon me...

One day, a letter regarding a school reunion came to my house in Singapore.So, lying to my wife that I was going on a business trip, I went. After the reunion, I went down to the old shack,that I used to call a house... Just out of curiosity

There, I found my mother fallen on the cold ground.But I did not shed a single tear. She had a piece of paper in her hand....It was a letter to me.

"My son...I think my life has been long enough now... And... I wont visit Singapore anymore...But would it be too much to ask if I wanted you to come visit me once in a while? I miss you so much..And I was so glad when I heard you were coming for the reunion.But I decided not to go to the school.

For you...And I'm sorry that I only have one eye, and I was an embarrassment for you.

You see, when you were very little, you got into an accident, and lost your eye.As a mom, I couldn't stand watching you having to grow up with only oneeye... So I gave you mine...I was so proud of my son that was seeing a wholenew world for me, in my place, with that eye. I was never upset at you for anything you did..The couple times that you were angry with me.. I thought to myself, 'It's because he loves me..'

My son... Oh, my son... "

This message has a very deep meaning and is passed to remind people of thegoodness they have enjoy was because of others directly or indirectly. Pause a moment and consider your life!Be thankful of what you have today compared to many millions who do notlive their life as you do!

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

I woke up this morning I could see,
I could walk,I could talk,
I could smile,I could smell,
I could taste,I could laugh,
I had food to eat,I had water to drink,
the best thing of all,
there is 'peace'
Peace in the house, peace outside,
so still is the air, not a sound near or far,
the air is fresh, no smog or smoke,
no people about, not a soul in site,
it's great where I live,
not like some places I hear about
where they don't have 'peace'
I look at the houses, and i recall
the different races of people,
religions and creeds,
in nearly every house lives a person from afar
all living in harmony
respecting each other and conforming to my land
a street of many nations
where there is 'peace'
I wonder how many people don't have what I have today,
the world has changed, some live in fear,
and I won't be fearful, I walk free,
without any fear i love, i don't hate,
I smile because I have a lot to smile about
I really wish that the world was like my street,
for then,
there would be 'peace'

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Including me myself I found many around talking of loneliness . I was bit confused about it that what it is actually, whether a positive thing or negative?? So since last few days I am thinking about this topic seriously and deeply to get the answers of my questions.

Well according to the definition of ‘Loneliness’ it’s a condition where we can only depend ourselves for any strength or mental nourishment. It is a period when we may be completely alone or, although we are with others, we may feel alienated from them and unable to share our unique experiences with any other person at that at that specific moment.

Feeling lonely sometimes is natural. Humans need to socialize. "We need to have a sense of belonging, we need feedback from others, recognition, and a sense that there are others who care about us, understand us, and that we matter to them." Solitude is not always bad. We have all enjoyed being alone- with nature, or music, or books. It is when we feel depression, boredom, and meaninglessness then we have to act. Prolonged loneliness can become fatal if not dealt with as it can deprive a person of his will to live on.

Well I have placed here my findings and views about the topic and I would like all of you also to add your views about it.

Prayers for all.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

The Falling Leaves And Life
All colors have faded on the weather-worn leaves,
Which, reaching their lives' final stage,
Relinquish their holds on the ancient oak tree,
And succumb to the pressures of age.
A gentle breeze catches them one after one
And tenderly nudges them around
To appear they are tiptoeing about in the air
While they flutter and float to the ground.
A few leaves tenaciously cling to the tree,
Although they are shriveled and dry,
But the others they follow and soon spiral down
To land on the pile where they lie.
The leaves have returned to the earth whence they came,
Enhancing the soil they have fed
And providing the space in their brief cycle span
For new life to appear in their stead.

Sunday, June 04, 2006