Sri Satya Sai Baba

Because Nature is a reflection of the Divine, its laws cannot be transgressed by anyone. Human beings are gifted this birth to realise their own true nature. Instead of seeking to understand the truth about the cosmos, people lose it in the pursuit of material possessions. They do not realise that the human body made up of five basic elements, is bound to perish. This temporary and perishable body should be regarded only as a means for realising the eternal Reality. The body should be considered as an iron safe, in which the precious jewels of good qualities and good actions are kept. It is these qualities that should be cherished. If today, the state of the world appears deplorable, it is because people's actions and conduct are not good. People should return to the ways of righteousness and lead a good and godly life.

Lunar Eclipse on the 4th April 2015

Relief floods through our spiritual bodies as the acute emotional processing of the past two weeks finally finds ground, as the Earth comes between the Sun and Moon today just after 1pm (13:05:31 BST in Ireland).



If this was a normal Libran Full Moon, it would merely reflect a portal of awareness concerning how confidently you have been able to speak your truth, even when fear shakes your voice, which you were challenged to embrace raised back on the 24th September 2014.



However, the 4th April 2015 Libran Full Moon is a lunar eclipse, one that will briefly see the Moon turn a reddish hue (see image for who can see it) for about five minutes (this is the shortest lunar eclipse this century). Moreover, this lunar eclipse is one of 8 groupings of four total eclipses in a row that will take place this century, but has been given special significance because it falls on two sacred events in the Judaic calendar – Passover and Tabernacle (this last took place between 1967 and 1968 and has only happened 8 times in 21 centuries (first being on 162-163 AD).



Since it is an eclipse, it means that, energetically speaking, there is deeper dimension to what is being brought into your awareness at this time. This full moon is also the first opportunity of insight to see how deeply the new structures in your life have been rooted within your emotional body, a process that has been acutely taking place during your spiritual awakening over the past three years.



For numerous reasons, partially due to living between two eclipses, the past two weeks have been replete with heightened emotions. For me, one of the themes that this Libran lunar eclipse concerns is to reclaim your sense of identity from those to which you have an emotional connection. I have been privileged to witness some insights emerge in the lives of those I have worked with since the solar eclipse of the 20th March, some of which you may also resonate with:



• What other’s think about you, how you think, how you live your life and what you belief, is really none of your business. It puts you in a place of self judgement and subsequent anxiety and ultimately a fruitless exercise, since it results in emotional exhaustion.

• There is no point in comparing your life to anyone else. Everyone has a unique journey. No-one shares the same energetic conditions imbued within the fabric of their being, since no-one is ever born at exactly the same place and time. Therefore you have no idea what their journey is all about, what they ultimately need to learn and experience and at what level their consciousness is operating.

• Take a break from over analysis; be in the moment and stop trying to control everything around you. It is alright not to know the answers. Moreover answers tend to come when you least expect them!



Finally, this eclipse will also focus your awareness on your processing of 19 years ago on the 4th April 1996, when there was a lunar eclipse on the same day at the same zodiacal degree, so if you have a memory for emotional insights, it would be useful to reflect on what moved and shifted for you back during a time when your consciousness was not as developed as it is today. What did you learn and integrate and what is mirroring and paralleling those events in your life now?



Regardless of whether you get to physically see the Moon turn red or not, you will feel the rawness of the emotion so be kind to yourself and to those you love and connect with. Thanks for reading.

14 Great Reasons To Get Motivated And Stay Motivated


Why should you bother to spend your valuable time to learn how to get motivated and stay motivated?



Here´s why.

Your quality of life will change dramatically when you take charge of how motivated you feel in any given moment.

Family and friends will respect you more and see you in a whole new light. And deadline frenzy will be a thing of the past.



There are several good reasons to learn the secrets to getting motivated and staying motivated.



What Learning How To Get Motivated And Stay Motivated Can Do For You



1. Earn the respect of your boss and colleagues. As a dependable and productive member of the team people will appreciate you and seek your valuable advice on important matters.

2. Understand what motivates you and enjoy greater success. When you discover your unique motivation blueprint getting ahead will never be a mystery again. You can fire up your motivation engine whenever you choose to.

3. Save money by getting things done on time. You will eliminate those late fees, fines and charges that procrastinators waste their hard earned money on.

4. Enjoy a more harmonious home life. Imagine hearing praise and gratitude for all the little things you get done around the house. You will enjoy a satisfying feeling of accomplishment at the end of each evening.

5. Feel in charge of you life. As you get more done with ease you will have order where you used to have chaos. You will know what you want and feel compelled to move ahead and get it.

6. Start new projects with enthusiasm and stay motivated over time. When you can see things through to completion you will have renewed confidence in your ability to succeed.

7. Stay motivated in the face of challenges and negative people. Setbacks and unsupportive colleagues or friends will make you even more determined when you know how to stay motivated.

8. Avoid the criticism, endless nagging and moaning of those around you. When you easily and effortlessly get things done you give people little reason to criticize you. In fact they are likely to give you more freedom to do things your way.

9. Stop things getting any worse. When you know how to be highly motivated in a matter of seconds, you can turn around situations you have neglected in the past.

10. Develop leadership skills and positively affect those around you. Your drive and enthusiasm will touch everyone you deal with. People will turn to you for leadership and guidance.

11. Eliminate problems while they are small. You will deal with potential problems and concerns sooner rather than later. This habit alone will put you back in control.

12. Put an end to regrets. Become the kind of person who jumps on opportunities. And enjoy the excitement and passion you feel when you are giving 100%.

13. Move ahead quickly in your career. When you can calmly and efficiently get your work done, you position yourself for more responsibility and a higher salary.

14. Feel fantastic about yourself. As a motivated self-starter your self-esteem will soar. You will accomplish much more, have greater success and live a full life.

Let God fight your battles for you....

Worth Reading...

Once Krishna and Arjuna were walking towards a village. Arjuna was pestering Krishna, asking him why Karna should be considered an unparallelled Donor & not him ?

Krishna, turned two mountains into gold.

Then said, "Arjuna, distribute these two gold mountains among villagers, but you must donate every bit of it ".

Arjuna went into the village, and proclaimed he was going to donate gold to every villager, and asked them to gather near the mountain. The villagers sang his praises and Arjuna walked towards the mountains with a huffed up chest.

For two days and two nights Arjuna shovelled gold from the mountain and donated to each villager. The mountains did not diminish in the slightest.

Most villagers came back and stood in queue within minutes. Now Arjuna was exhausted, but not ready to let go of his Ego, told Krishna he couldn't go on any longer without rest.

Then Krishna called Karna and told him to donate every bit of the two gold mountains.

Karna called the villagers, and said "Those two Gold mountains are yours. " and walked away.

Arjuna sat dumbfounded. Why hadn't this thought occurred to him?

Krishna smiled mischievously and told him "Arjuna, subconsciously, you were attracted to the gold, you regretfully gave it away to each villager, giving them what you thought was a generous amount. Thus the size of your donation to each villager depended only on your imagination.

Karna holds no such reservations. Look at him walking away after giving away a fortune, he doesn't expect people to sing his praises, he doesn't even care if people talk good or bad about him behind his back. That is the sign of a man already on the path of enlightenment".

Giving with an Expectation of a Return in the form of a Compliment or Thanks is not a Gift, then it becomes a Trade.

" Give without expecting anything in Return."

Givers Gain 👍




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 Let God fight your battles  for you....

OM  GURU  NATHA
SAI  GURU  NATHA

Changing bodies....

Shri Shri Gaura Nitai, Shri Shri Krishna Balarama, Shri Shri Radha Shyamasundara & Shri Shri Lalitha Vishakha..

nunam hy adrishta-nishtho 'yam
adrishta-paramo janah
adrishtam atmanas tattvam
yo veda na sa muhyati


nunam -- certainly; hi -- indeed; adrishta -- unseen; nishthah ayam -- something ends there; adrishta -- the unseen destiny; paramah -- ultimate; janah -- every living entity within this material world; adrishtam -- that destiny; atmanah -- of oneself; tattvam -- ultimate truth; yah -- anyone who; veda -- knows; na -- not; sah -- he;muhyati -- becomes bewildered.


[ Nanda Maharaja said to his dear brother Vasudeva : ] Every man is certainly controlled by destiny, which determines the results of one's fruitive activities. In other words, one has a son or daughter because of unseen destiny, and when the son or daughter is no longer present, this also is due to unseen destiny. Destiny is the ultimate controller of everyone. One who knows this is never bewildered. 

Shri Potana Maha Bhagavatam - 3.197 - one nice padyam (

Sivananda's Thought for the Day



DIVINE NECTAR

The Divine Name can bring you face to face with God. It is the way, it
is the goal. It is a safe boat that can take you to the other shore of
fearlessness, freedom and everlasting bliss. It is the most precious
wealth. It is filled with countless powers and potencies. It is an
elixir, ambrosia and divine nectar.

—Sri Swami Sivananda

Relationships Stand Above Material Things

A cruise ship met with an incident at sea, on the ship was a pair of couple, after having made their way to the lifeboat, they realized that there was only space for one person left.
At this moment, the man pushed the woman behind him and jumped onto the lifeboat himself.
The lady stood on the sinking ship and shouted one sentence to her husband.
The teacher stopped and asked, "What do you think she shouted?"
Most of the students excitedly answered, "I hate you! I was blind!"
Now, the teacher noticed a boy who was silent throughout, she got him to answer and he replied, "Teacher, I believe she would have shouted - Take care of our child!"
The teacher was surprised, asking "Have you heard this story before?"
The boy shook his head, "Nope, but that was what my mum told my dad before she died to disease".
The teacher lamented, "The answer is right".
The cruise sunk, the man went home and brought up their daughter single-handedly.
Many years later after the death of the man, their daughter found his diary while tidying his belongings.
It turns out that when parents went onto the cruise ship, the mother was already diagnosed with a terminal illness.
At the critical moment, the father rushed to the only chance of survival.
He wrote in his diary, "How I wished to sink to the bottom of the ocean with you, but for the sake of our daughter, I can only let you lie forever below the sea alone".
The story is finished, the class was silent.
The teacher knows that the student has understood the moral of the story, that of the good and the evil in the world, there are many complications behind them which are hard to understand.
Which is why we should never only focus on the surface and judge others without understanding them first.
Those who like to pay the bill, does so not because they are loaded but because they value friendship above money.
Those who take the initiative at work, does so not because they are stupid but because they understand the concept of responsibility.
Those who apologizes first after a fight, does so not because they are wrong but because they value the people around them.
Those who are willing to help you, does so not because they owe you any thing but because they see you as a true friend.....

FURIOUS 7 WITH DWAYNE JOHNSON DOES MONSTER BOX OFFICE NUMBER


- Furious 7, the movie starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne “The Rock”
Johnson and others including a small part with Ronda Rousey, opened with a
massive $143.6 million debut, the ninth biggest opening of all-time. In
it’s opening weekend the movie also did a whopping $240,400,000 in foreign
box office receipts, sending it’s total for the first few days to
$384,023,000, well in line to break the $1 billion by the end of it’s
theatrical run. The Rock plays DS agent Luke Hobbs in the Fast & Furious
franchise, a character which was introduced in Fast Five. His one liners
and the way he’s portrayed in this movie screams more The Rock from WWE
rather than Dwayne Johnson the actor and he even Rock Bottoms Jason
Statham through a glass table.

WHY DID THE nWo TRY TO HELP STING AT WRESTLEMANIA?


- It seems that not even Scott Hall knew the logic behind the nWo trying
to save Sting from DX at the WrestleMania 31 pay-per-view last Sunday.
When asked on Twitter why the nWo would save Sting considering all the
times that he beat the group with a baseball bat, Hall replied, “No
comment….$$$$$!” Sting and the nWo had a long history together so it was
only natural that a few fans scratched their heads when the group - Hall,
Hogan, and Nash - came out to Sting’s rescue in his match against Triple

H. The moment, a “WrestleMania Moment” for sure, saw DX and nWo battle for
the first time against each other…some 15 years late.

WWE ISSUES STATEMENT ON CONNOR AND WARRIOR AWARD


- In a statement issued a day after Justin Roberts accused his former
employer that the company skewed the Warrior Award and inducted Connor
Michalek in the Hall of Fame for their benefit, WWE said that they find it
offensive to suggest that they had different intentions in honoring
Michalek. Discussing the original intentions of Warrior’s idea of honoring
those behind the scenes for their efforts, WWE said that moving forward
the award will be given annually to acknowledge other unsung heroes among
WWE's employees and fans. The full statement reads: “It is offensive to
suggest that WWE and its executives had anything but altruistic intentions
in honoring Connor and his legacy with The Warrior Award. In conjunction
with Connor's father, Connor's Cure was established by Stephanie McMahon
and Paul Levesque to raise awareness and funds for pediatric cancer, and
to honor a boy that so many people within the WWE family came to love. The
fund is managed by the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation and
has already raised more than $200,000 for pediatric cancer research. In
addition, following the Ultimate Warrior's impassioned Hall of Fame speech
last year encouraging WWE to recognize its unsung heroes, the Warrior
Award was established in his memory to honor those who exhibit unwavering
strength and perseverance, and who live life with the courage and
compassion that embodies the indomitable spirit of the Ultimate Warrior.
With the full support and input of Ultimate Warrior's widow, Dana Warrior,
Connor Michalek was the first recipient of the Warrior Award, and moving
forward the award will be given annually to acknowledge other unsung
heroes among WWE's employees and fans. WWE is proud to use our global
platforms to raise awareness for important social causes, including
Connor's Cure as well as our longstanding partnership with Make A Wish,
our on-going partnership with Susan G. Komen, which has resulted in more
than $1.5 million in funds raised, and our international partnership with
Special Olympics.”

ROUSEY ANSWERS WM-RELATED QUESTIONS ON TWITTER Q&A


- UFC Bantamweight women’s champion Ronda Rousey did a Twitter Q&A with
her fans to promote the Fast & Furious 7 movie and answered a couple of
WrestleMania-related questions. When asked how awesome it was to be in the
ring with The Rock, Triple H, and Stephanie McMahon, Rousey said it was
like being asked to pinch hit in the World Series and hitting a home run
in the process. Rousey said it was “by far” more exciting for her to be at
WrestleMania than to be at the premiere of Fast & Furious 7. “The squared
circle fits me much better than red carpets,” Rousey honestly replied. And
who would win a real fight between herself and The Rock? “I would
definitely win and @TheRock knows it too. ;)”

ALEX RILEY TAKES A DIG AT AJ LEE


- Back in mid 2013, the now former WWE Diva AJ Lee got a tattoo on the
back of her neck to commemorate the date she won the Divas title. She
tattooed 6, 16 and 13 in tally marks, for June 16, 2013, the day she won
the strap from Kaitlyn at the Payback per-view, and then uploaded a photo
on her Twitter with the words “This is love.” Now, Alex Riley in an
apparent dig at AJ, wrote on his Twitter, “I just got 4-3-15 tattooed on
my neck.” That is the day AJ was gone from WWE. The dig might also be
something towards CM Punk more than AJ as years ago when Punk was on Raw
commentary, he brought up Riley’s DUI arrest when asking if Riley was
under the influence since he was trying to wrestle another former WWE
Superstar, Ezekiel Jackson. Regardless of who it was intended for, Riley
got some serious heat by fans who responded to his Twitter comment and
tore him a new one.

AJ LEE GONE FROM WWE

Former WWE Divas champion AJ Lee decided to hang up her boots and is
gone from WWE. “AJ Lee (April Mendez) has decided to retire from in-ring
competition with WWE. We wish AJ the very best,” said a statement on
WWE.COM. AJ’s relationship with WWE became complicated after her husband,
CM Punk, left the company and blasted them over several issues. While AJ
was never “punished” for her association with Punk, the relationship
between the two parties was obviously a little bit awkward. AJ
participated at WrestleMania and the next night on Monday Night Raw, which
is now her last WWE appearance ever. The 28 year old started with the WWE
in 2009 and was assigned to FCW. She made her television debut on the
third season of NXT in 2010 with Primo as her WWE Pro and then moved to
the main roster on Smackdown in May 2011. AJ won the Divas title three
times during her tenure with the WWE. In February, she raised some
eyebrows after she criticized Stephanie McMahon on Twitter after McMahon
praised Academy Award winner Patricia Arquette for fighting for equal
wages. AJ called out McMahon on Twitter and said that WWE Divas receive
just a fraction of the wages that their male counterparts do and share
little screen time compared to the males.

Shri Shri Gaura Nitai, Shri Shri Krishna Balarama, Shri Shri Radha Shyamasundara & Shri Shri Lalitha Vishakha..




bhratar mama sutah kaccin
matra saha bhavad-vraje
tatam bhavantam manvano 
bhavadbhyam upalalitah


bhratah -- my dear brother; mama -- my; sutah -- son (Baladeva, born of Rohini); kaccit -- whether; matra saha -- with His mother, Rohini; bhavat-vraje -- in yourhouse; tatam -- as father; bhavantam -- unto you; manvanah -- thinking; bhavadbhyam -- by you and your wife, Yasoda; upalalitah -- properly being raised. 


[ Vasudeva said to his dear brother Nanda Maharaja : ] 
My son Baladeva, being raised by you and your wife, Yasodadevi, considers you His father and mother. Is he
 living very peacefully in your home with His real mother, Rohini ? 

Shri Potana Maha Bhagavatam - 3.196 - one nice padyam

Getting prosperity by the demigods....

Quote for April 8

What Easter teaches is this:
Even in the midst of the kingdom you’re living in,
it’s possible to actually pledge loyalty
to a different one.
By feeding the hungry, forgiving your enemies,
and providing shelter for the homeless,
you can actually choose to live in
the kingdom Jesus established.
~ Brandon Ambrosino ("Jesus’ Radical Politics")