Sri Satya Sai Baba

 


All action (karma) done for the sake of three goals viz. to leverage the Universe for the worship of the Lord, to establish peace and justice in society, and to control and coordinate the functions of the body, is sacrifice. The first is called a holy, sacrificial ritual (yajna); the second, charity(dhana); the third, penance (tapas). All human acts must subserve these three needs, and an ethical life is the foundation for attaining that stage. This ethical life is based upon discrimination between truth and falsehood. Just as the pearl is retained while the shell is discarded, the essence that is Truth must be accepted and the nonessential rejected. For this, individual exertion and divine grace, both should be present. One should also constantly practice the great lesson that the body and the Atma are separate. This is a highly beneficial exercise. Such discrimination is necessary for secular as well as spiritual life.
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Vedanta Study Group

 


We covered the last verse of dhyAna sloka and began Value of Values. This will go on for a month and a half or two and then we will resume back to the Gita which will continue for 2-3 years :)

Quote Lady's Quote for March 15

 




In a way winter is the real spring,
the time when the inner thing happens,
the resurge of nature.
~ Edna O'Brien ("Clara")

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Sri Satya Sai Baba

 


The cosmos is a magnificent wonder, a source of continuous amazement. It will impress anyone, whoever you are, as a supreme marvel. When an object has to be made, we know it needs someone with skill, intelligence, and power to make it. Without a maker, it is just impossible. Therefore, how could these visible objects — the sun, moon, stars, and constellations— move and behave as they do without a Supreme Creative Designer? Can they exist and function with any ordinary power? No. After observing the creation with such mighty capabilities, intelligent people can easily infer how immeasurable the power of the Maker must be. Not just that, look at the uniqueness and variety in creation! No one thing is the same as another; no one person resembles another. This can only be the sport(leela) of the phenomenon with limitless glory - God! No lesser power could be the source. From the mystery inherent in creation, understand the Creator.
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Smiling Babies

 


 When I (Sandi Ford) first started doing Newborn Photography, I noticed that when I was doing a normal newborn session, the baby would occasionally let out these huge grins – so infectious and heart melting! Nowadays, I have learned to recognize the little signs that a baby is about to let out a smile and I sit there ready with the camera to catch it!
I have found that some babies are more smiley than others, and sometimes a little tickle on the lips or nose can bring out the big smile if I think one is lurking! Some people might pass these off as 'just a bit of wind' and in some cases that's true. But having seen hundreds of newborns in my studio, I can tell it's not always like that!
I once read that there are two types of people in this world – those that see a newborn smile as wind, and those that don't – I see it as a rare treat that I am lucky enough to capture :)
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WALLPAPERS

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LAKSHADWEEP ISLAND

 






































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PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD


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