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I am in my sneakers

And my hair bobbing in long pony tail

Kicking pebbles on the beach

Looking at the pelicans,

Flat sea bleached in the morning.


I crossed the street,

Slipped into the dentist chair, nice and easy.

They laughed at my sneakers

And my pony tail.

Fancy, Fancy, look at how fancy she is!


I told them I plan to grow up

Someday soon.

The Doctor and staff said - No way,

Don't ever do that to us please.

We always count on you

To keep us happy all workday long.




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Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:14 am (PST) . Posted by:


The mind stops us not just from achieving our dreams, but also from pursuing them People on the deathbed often have many regrets. The greatest of such regrets center on, "If only I had done this …".

Almost everyone dreams of doing something wonderful or at least worthwhile in their lives. But very few people even start pursuing such dreams, leave alone achieving them. Why? Because their mind discourages them. One common way it discourages is by demanding certainty of success: "Why should I work hard for getting something if there's no guarantee of getting it?"
However, we live in a world of uncertainty. Leave alone success, even survival isn't a certainty – we may not be alive tomorrow. By demanding certainty of success as a precondition for endeavor, the mind sentences us to the certainty of failure: if nothing is sought, nothing is got.
Our mind is, of course, a champion at dreaming – it's like a child with an overactive imagination. However, when it comes to working for actualizing any dream, it exhibits another childish trait: restlessness (Bhagavad-gita 06.34). It keeps flitting over a hundred things, committing to hardly anything and achieving nothing.
How can we prevent the mind from sabotaging our dreams? By raising our vision above the uncertain material level to the spiritual level. We are souls, parts of the supreme spiritual being, Krishna. He has gifted all of us with certain potentials.
If we connect with Krishna by practicing bhakti-yoga, we start tuning in to his empowering voice, thereby transcending and muting the mind's discouraging voice. Being guided by him, we start striving to manifest our potentials in a mood of contribution.
When we thus live for Krishna, he enriches our heart with his divine presence. Being thus enriched, by the end of our lives, even if some specific dreams aren't fulfilled, we will still be fulfilled.
Think it over:
How does the mind sentence us to failure? How can we transcend the mind's discouraging voice? Even when our dreams aren't fulfilled, how can we be fulfilled? https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gitadaily.com%2F%3Fp%3D20137&picture=http://www.gitadaily.com/wp-content/images/Bhagavad-Gita-Chapter-06-Text-34.jpg http://twitter.com/share?text=The%20mind%20stops%20us%20not%20just%20from%20achieving%20our%20dreams%2C%20but%20also%20from%20pursuing%20them&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gitadaily.com%2F%3Fp%3D20137&hashtags= https://plus.google.com/share?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gitadaily.com%2F%3Fp%3D20137 http://pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gitadaily.com%2F%3Fp%3D20137&media=http://www.gitadaily.com/wp-content/images/Bhagavad-Gita-Chapter-06-Text-34.jpg&description=People%20on%20the%20deathbed%20often%20have%20many%20regrets.%20The%20greatest%20of%20such%20regrets%20center%20on%2C%20%E2%80%9CIf%20only%20I%20had%20done%20this%20%E2%80%A6%E2%80%9D.Almost%20everyone%20dreams%20of%20doing%20something%20wonderful%20or%20at%20least%20worthwhile%20in%20their%20lives.%20But%20very%20few%20people%20even%20start%20pursuing%20such%20dreams%2C%20leave%20alone%20achieving%20them.%20Why%3F... http://bhagavadgitaclass.com/bhagavad-gita-chapter-06-text-34

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Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:17 am (PST) . Posted by:


Friendly snakes are still snakes – beware of the snake-like senses Suppose someone adopts a poisonous snake as a pet. Even if that snake appears friendly, it can still bite venomously at any moment. Snake-owners needs to be always cautious.

Spiritual traditions sometimes compare our senses to snakes. Just as snakes can inject poison into our body, our senses can inject into our consciousness the poison of wanton cravings. If that wantonness is allowed to spread, it can kill our spiritual knowledge and spiritual interest (Bhagavad-gita 03.41). And as we are essentially spiritual beings, the death of our spiritual awareness is the loss of our real life. Being thus lost, we sentence ourselves to repeated birth and death in this distressful material world.
How can we protect ourselves? By staying alert while working with our snake-like senses. And because our senses are always with us, we need to be constantly cautious, even if they sometimes act decent and docile. Pertinently, the Gita (02.60) warns that they still remain so fickle and forceful as to delude and degrade us at any moment.
Does this mean that we have to live always in fear of our senses? No, provided we live with faith and focus on something bigger than the worldly pleasures promised by the senses. The biggest such reality is Krishna, the all-attractive whole whose parts we are eternally. When we fix our consciousness on Krishna and engage in his service, that divine contact grants us sublime satisfaction and purification (02.61). When our senses are thus purged of their wantonness, they become like fangless snakes.
However, we can't easily ascertain if and when our senses have become defanged. So, it's best to be sensually cautious while focusing our energy on becoming spiritually conscious. Being thus vigilant and diligent, we stay safely on the path to purification and higher satisfaction.
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Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:14 am (PST) . Posted by:


Amongst all living beings, human birth is the rarest. Do not waste such a precious and rare opportunity. You will lose your humanness when you indulge in falsehood, injustice, and unrighteousness. Therefore have good thoughts, good speech and good vision. See good, do good and be good. This is the inner meaning of life. Suppose someone criticises you, you should think that this also is for your good. Whatever others may do, think that it is all for your own good. Perform all actions with the goal of redeeming your life. See to it that you do not lose your humanness under any circumstance. Lead your life always smilingly and blissfully. Perform all actions with good intentions. To perform good actions, your thoughts need to be good. When your mind is filled with good thoughts, all bad thoughts disappear. This leads to good health. Love all, serve all. If you adhere to these principles, you will always have good health.

Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:16 am (PST) . Posted by:


Whatever happens, never give up the virtuous path. When Hanuman saw Mother Sita in the Ashoka Vana at Lanka, he saw her forlorn and helpless in the midst of her captors, surrounded by ogresses. He experienced overpowering agony seeing her, and so proposed to her, "Mother, I cannot bear your suffering. I shall take you on my shoulder, leaping across the sea, and restore you to Lord Rama". But listen to Mother Sita's response! Despite untenable suffering, she resisted temptation to escape from captivity and reunite with her Lord. She stuck to Dharma and explained, "I should not, out of my own will, touch any male other than my Lord. If you carry me now, you will perform the same act for which Ravana is condemned. It will detract the glory that awaits my Lord, who will certainly liberate me by the prowess of His arm." End results can never justify the means. Means are just as important as the goal; both must be noble!

Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:57 pm (PST) . Posted by:


The worst action you can perform is to do the opposite of what you preach - to deny by the hand what you dole out of your mouth. If you cannot live up to your declarations, keep quiet; do not go about advising because otherwise what you are really doing is that you are self-advertising that you are a hypocrite. Do not preach dharma (virtue) while decrying it in deed. Dharma is steady, unchanging; it can never decline. What happens is: those who have to practise dharma decline in faith and steadfastness. Every individual is judged by practice, not by the precepts that they pour forth. The seed grows slowly into a huge spreading tree; so, too, through tiny acts, soft words and kind deeds, man elevates himself into a Divine Being!

Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:15 am (PST) . Posted by:


*Who is your life partner ?*

*not at all*
*Your real life partner*
*is Your Body..*
*Once your body stops responding no one is with you.*
*You and your body stay together from Birth till Death.*
*What you do to your*
*body is your*
*responsibility and*
*that will come back*
*to You.*
*The more you care*
*for your body, the*
*more your body will*
*care for You.*
*What you eat,*
*What you do for being Fit,*
*How u deal with*
*How much rest you*
*give to it..*
*Will decide how your body gonna respond.*
*Remember your body is the only permanent address where You live*
*Your body is your asset/liabilty, which no one else can share.*
*Your body is your*
*You are the real*
*life partner.*
*Be Fit forever*
*Take care ur self*
*Money comes & goes*
*Relatives & Friends*
*are not permanent.*
*No one can help your body other than you.*
*Pranayama - for Lungs*
*Meditation - for Mind*
*Yoga-asanas - for Body*
*Walking - for Heart*
*Good food - for intestines*
*Good thoughts – for Soul*
*Good Karma - for World*

Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:20 am (PST) . Posted by:


If you feel that your character is not what you think it should be, remember that it was molded by none other than yourself. One must never give up hope of becoming better. Try to be more pliable. Stand by your principles when you are right, and be willing instantly to change yourself when you are wrong. (Sri Paramahansa Yogananda)

यदि आप सोचते है आपका चरित्र वैसा नहीं जैसा उसे होना चाहिए तो आप हमेशा याद रखें कि ऐसे चरित्र के लिए आप स्वयं उत्तरदाई है| किसी को भी अच्छे होने की आशा कभी नहीं छोडनी चाहिए| अधिकाधिक नमनशील होने की कोशिश करे| यदि आप सही है तो अपने सिद्धांतों पर दृढ रहे और गलत होने की दशा में स्वयं को बदलने को तैयार रहें|

Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:33 am (PST) . Posted by:


Religion may have become synonymous with deep philosophical issues, but it is love and compassion that lie at the heart of all religion. (Dalai Lama)

Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:34 am (PST) . Posted by:


PIANO LESSONS.very..... touching indeed..
This is a true story and it will give you the chills.
This is a beautiful and touching story of love and perseverance.
Well worth the read.
At the prodding of my friends I am writing this story. My name is Mildred Honor and I am a former elementary school music teacher from Des Moines, Iowa.
I have always supplemented my income by teaching piano lessons - something I have done for over 30 years.
During those years I found that children have many levels of musical ability, and even though I have never had the pleasure of having a prodigy, I have taught some very talented students.
However, I have also had my share of what I call 'musically challenged' pupils - one such pupil being Robby..
Robby was 11 years old when his mother (a single mom) dropped him off for his first piano lesson. I prefer that students (especially boys) begin at an earlier age, which I explained to Robby. But Robby said that it had always been his mother's dream to hear him play the piano, so I took him as a student.
Well, Robby began his piano lessons and from the beginning I thought it was a hopeless endeavor. As much as Robby tried, he lacked the sense of tone and basic rhythm needed to excel. But he dutifully reviewed his scales and some elementary piano pieces that I require all my students to learn. Over the months he tried and tried while I listened and cringed and tried to encourage him.
At the end of each weekly lesson he would always say 'My mom's going to hear me play someday'. But to me, it seemed hopeless, he just did not have any inborn ability.
I only knew his mother from a distance as she dropped Robby off or waited in her aged car to pick him up. She always waved and smiled, but never dropped in.
Then one day Robby stopped coming for his lessons. I thought about calling him, but assumed that because of his lack of ability he had decided to pursue something else. I was also glad that he had stopped coming - he was a bad advertisement for my teaching!
Several weeks later I mailed a flyer recital to the students' homes. To my surprise, Robby (who had received a flyer) asked me if he could be in the recital. I told him that the recital was for current pupils and that because he had dropped out, he really did not qualify.
He told me that his mother had been sick and unable to take him to his piano lessons, but that he had been practicing. 'Please Miss Honor, I've just got to play' he insisted. I don't know what led me to allow him to play in the recital - perhaps it was his insistence or maybe something inside of me saying that it would be all right.
The night of the recital came and the high school gymnasium was packed with parents, relatives and friends. I put Robby last in the program, just before I was to come up and thank all the students and play a finishing piece. I thought that any damage he might do would come at the end of the program and I could always salvage his poor performance through my 'curtain closer'.
Well, the recital went off without a hitch, the students had been practicing and it showed. Then Robby came up on the stage. His clothes were wrinkled and his hair looked as though he had run an egg beater through it. 'Why wasn't he dressed up like the other students?' I thought. 'Why didn't his mother at least make him comb his hair for this special night?'
Robby pulled out the piano bench, and I was surprised when he announced that he had chosen to play Mozart's Concerto No. 21 in C Major. I was not prepared for what I heard next. His fingers were light on the keys, they even danced nimbly on the ivories. He went from pianissimo to fortissimo, from allegro to virtuoso; his suspended chords that Mozart demands were magnificent!
Never had I heard Mozart played so well by anyone his age.
After six and a half minutes he ended in a grand crescendo, and everyone was on their feet in wild applause! Overcome and in tears, I ran up onstage and put my arms around Robby in joy. 'I have never heard you play like that Robby, how did you do it?
'Through the microphone Robby explained: 'Well, Miss Honor .... remember I told you that my mom was sick? Well, she actually had cancer and passed away this morning. And well ...... she was born deaf, so tonight was the first time she had ever heard me play, and I wanted to make it special.'
There wasn't a dry eye in the house that evening. As the people from Social Services led Robby from the stage to be placed into foster care, I noticed that even their eyes were red and puffy. I thought to myself then how much richer my life had been for taking Robby as my pupil.
No, I have never had a prodigy, but that night I became a prodigy ....... of Robby. He was the teacher and I was the pupil, for he had taught me the meaning of perseverance and love and believing in yourself, and may be even taking a chance on someone and you didn't know why.
Robby was killed years later in the senseless bombing of the Alfred P. Murray Federal Building in Oklahoma City in April, 1995.
And now, a footnote to the story. If you are thinking about forwarding this message, you are probably wondering which people on your address list aren't the 'appropriate' ones to receive this type of message.. The person who sent this to you believes that we can all make a difference!
So many seemingly trivial interactions between two people present us with a choice.
Do we act with compassion or do we pass up that opportunity and leave the world a bit colder in the process?
You now have two choices:
1. Delete this; OR
2. Forward it to the people you care about. You know the choice I made.
Thank you for reading this.
May God Bless you today, tomorrow and always.

If God didn't have a purpose for us, we
wouldn't be here!
Live simply.
Love generously.
Care deeply.
Speak kindly.
Leave the rest to God.

Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:36 am (PST) . Posted by:


Ever heard of SIX FREE DOCTORS, whose advice is most crucial to a healthy life style? But we do not pay any heed to it ? as there are no visiting fees! Therefore their value is unimportant!
These are :
The sun says, spend a little time with me while reading, exercising, listening to music, meditating, even chatting up with friends - do it with me! Just you and me, cause I am your BEST friend.
Physically and metaphorically Sunlight is beneficial to all. Giving light, its best, to everyone, regardless of caste or creed.
6-8 glasses of water in a day, replenishes all the liquids of the body. And H2o is oxygen to every cell in the body. Our body thrives on fresh water. It is the greatest detoxifying agent ever produced. And it is FREE!
3. AIR:
Your Prana Shakti - Life breath! Just being aware of your breathing for a little while, invigorates every cell in the body.
PRANAYAM ( deep breathing ) - is a must, to exhale all carbon and take in all oxygen, in a clean and open environment.
It is a luxury today to breathe fresh air. Do not neglect this.
Holding a breath and then releasing it, clears all the diseases in the body..
4. DIET:
After consuming 3 of the 5 natures elements (Ether, Water, Air, Earth & Fire) get to the natures produce.
Vegetables & fruits.
The Lord has provided plenty of choice. No need to be a Vegan, but the amount of cleansing the vegetables and fruit does to the system is amazing!
The enzymes thus produced protect every cell in the body. Proteins are present in lentils and yogurt too.
Too much meat takes away 70% of the energy to digest it. So be moderate. We are basically herbivores and not carnivorous - by nature.
How can anything be consumed without the corresponding arrangement to digest the same? The body must move. Walking can be a good form of exercise!
But stretching the body is very essential. Starting from bed , when waking up and then being physically vibrant through the day.
Household work is NOT an exercise, it's a chore!
Exercise in a proper state of mind and not under stress or duress. Relaxation is the reason for exercising a healthy state of mind. Exercise alone and not rushing!
6. REST:
Last but not the least the 6th doctor is REST!
None of the above is possible without enough sleep, relaxation and rest from meetings a deadline!
Rest is the most important factor which gives impetus to all other 5!
So do not neglect it. Resting with beautiful, positive and creative thoughts is of course always recommended.
If you have negative thoughts, keep slogging, so you do not have the time to nurture them.
When resting have all the positive thoughts, nourishing thoughts, the foremost being Thanksgiving to the Lord, followed by love
and compassion towards all the relationships you encounter - choicelessness in love.
You are love incarnate. You cannot help but love. No likes or dislikes in love.

"SAMTA BHAV" Equilibrium! Equanimity! Equipoise!

Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:41 am (PST) . Posted by:

"Jnani" om_jnani

Om Sri Gurubhyonamaha,

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