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Digest #4890
Positive Life by p_gopi_krishna
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Srimad Bhagavad Gita by p_gopi_krishna
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Sri Satya Sai Baba by p_gopi_krishna


Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:26 pm (PST) . Posted by:


Professor Ernest Brennecke of Columbia University is credited with inventing a sentence that can be made to have eight different meanings by placing ONE WORD in all possible positions in the sentence: "I hit him in the eye yesterday."
1. ONLY I hit him in the eye yesterday. (No one else did.)
2. I ONLY hit him in the eye yesterday. (Did not slap him.)
3. I hit ONLY him in the eye yesterday. (I did not hit others.)
4. I hit him ONLY in the eye yesterday. (I did not hit outside the eye.)
5. I hit him in ONLY the eye yesterday. (Not other organs.)
6. I hit him in the ONLY eye yesterday. (He doesn't have another eye..)
7. I hit him in the eye ONLY yesterday. (Not today.)
8. I hit him in the eye yesterday ONLY. (Did not wait for today.)

This is why it is important to be precise!

Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:28 pm (PST) . Posted by:


A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they'd be asked the "half... empty or half full" question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: "How heavy is this glass of water?"
Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.

She replied, "The absolute weight doesn't matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, it's not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in my arm. If I hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn't change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes." She continued, "The stresses and worries in life are like that glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them a bit longer and they begin to hurt. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed - incapable of doing anything."
It's important to remember to let go of your stresses. As early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down. Don't carry them through the evening and into the night. Remember to put the glass down!

Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:28 pm (PST) . Posted by:


Some very Good and very Bad things ...
The most destructive habit....... ......... ..Worry
The greatest Joy......... ......... ......... ....Giving
The greatest loss.......Loss of self-respect

The most satisfying work........ ..Helping others
The ugliest personality trait....... .....Selfishness
The most endangered species..... ....Dedicated leaders
Our greatest natural resource.... ......Our youth
The greatest 'shot in the arm'........ .Encouragement
The greatest problem to overcome.... ......... ....Fear
The most effective sleeping pill..Peace of mind
The most crippling failure disease..... .......Excuses
The most powerful force in life........ .......... Love
The most dangerous act...... ..A gossip
The world's most incredible computer.... ....The brain
The worst thing to be without..... ......... ..... Hope
The deadliest weapon...... ......... ...The tongue
The two most power-filled words....... ... 'I Can'
The greatest asset........ .......... ......... .....Faith
The most worthless emotion.... .........Self- pity
The most beautiful attire...... ......... ........SMILE!
The most prized possession.. ......... .....Integrity
The most powerful channel of communication. ...Prayer!
The most contagious spirit...... ......... ......Enthusiasm
Life ends; when you stop Dreaming,
Hope ends; when you stop Believing,
Love ends; when you stop Caring,
And Friendship ends; when you stop Sharing...!!!

Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:29 pm (PST) . Posted by:


Our Birth is our Opening Balance!
Our Death is our Closing Balance!
Our Prejudiced Views are our Liabilities
Our Creative Ideas are our Assets

Heart is our Current Asset
Soul is our Fixed Asset
Brain is our Fixed Deposit
Thinking is our Current Account
Achievements are our Capital
Character & Morals, our Stock-in-Trade
Friends are our General Reserves
Values & Behavior are our Goodwill
Patience is our Interest Earned
Love is our Dividend
Children are our Bonus Issues
Education is our Brands / Patents
Knowledge is our Investment
Experience is our Premium Account
The Aim is to Tally the Balance Sheet Accurately.
The Goal is to get the Best Presented Accounts Award.

Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:32 pm (PST) . Posted by:


I was jogging one day and I noticed a person in front of me, about 1/4 of mile. I could tell he was running a little slower than me and I thought, good, i shall try to catch him. I had about a mile to go my path before i needed to turn off.
So i started running faster and faster. Every block, i was gaining on him just a little bit. After just a few minutes i was only about 100 yards behind him, so i really picked up the pace and push myself. You would have thought i was running in the last leg of London Olympic competition. I was determined to catch him.

Finally, i did it! I caught and passed him by. On the inside i felt so good. "I beat him" of course, he didn't even know we were racing..
After i passed him, i realized i had been so focused on competing against him that i had missed my turn. I had gone nearly six blocks past it. I had to turn around and go all back. Isn't that what happens in life when we focus on competing with co-workers, neighbors, friends, family, trying to outdo them or trying to prove that we are more successful or more important?
We spend our time and energy running after them and we miss out on our own paths to our God given destinies. The problem with unhealthy competition is that its a never ending cycle.
There will always be somebody ahead of you, someone with better job, nicer car, more money in the bank, more education, a prettier wife, a more handsome husband, better behaved children, etc. But realize that "You can be the best that you can be, you are not competing with no one." Some people are insecure because they pay too much attention 2 what others are doing, where others are going, wearing driving.
Take what God has given you, the height, weight personality. Dress well wear it proudly! You'll be blessed by it.
Stay focused and live a healthy life.
There's no competition in DESTINY, run your own RACE and wish others WELL!!!

Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:56 pm (PST) . Posted by:


Beautifully said (Men & women, sons & daughters - need to read this!)
After 17 years of marriage, my wife wanted me to take another woman out to dinner and a movie. She said, 'I love you, but I know this other woman loves you and would love to spend some time with you.'
* * *
The other woman that my wife wanted me to visit was my MOTHER, who has been alone for 20 years, but the demands of my work and my two boys had made it possible to visit her only occasionally.
* * *
That night I called to invite her to go out for dinner and a movie.
* * *
'What's wrong, aren't you well,' she asked?
* * *
My mother is the type of woman who suspects that a late night call or a surprise invitation is a sign of bad news.
* * *
'I thought it would be pleasant to spend some time with you,' I responded. 'Just the two of us.' She thought about it for a moment, and then said, 'I would like that very much.'
* * *
That Friday after work, as I drove over to pick her up I was a bit nervous. When I arrived at her house, I noticed that she, too, seemed to be nervous about our date. She waited in the door. She had curled her hair and was wearing the dress that she had worn to celebrate her last birthday on November 19th.
* * *
She smiled from a face that was as radiant as an angel's. 'I told my friends that I was going to go out with my son, and they were impressed,' she said, as she got into that new white van. 'They can't wait to hear about our date'.
* * *
We went to a restaurant that, although not elegant, was very nice and cozy. My mother took my arm as if she were the First Lady. After we sat down, I had to read the menu. Her eyes could only
read large print. Half way through the entries, I lifted my eyes and saw Mom sitting there staring at me. A nostalgic smile was on her lips. 'It was I who used to have to read the menu when you were
small,' she said. 'Then it's time that you relax and let me return the favor,' I responded.
* * *
During the dinner, we had an agreeable conversation- -nothing extraordinary but catching up on recent events of each other's life. We talked so much that we missed the movie.
* * *
As we arrived at her house later, she said, 'I'll go out with you again, but only if you let me invite you.' I agreed.
* * *
'How was your dinner date ?' asked my wife when I got home.
'Very nice. Much more so than I could have imagined,' I answered.
* * *
A few days later, my mother died of a massive heart attack. It happened so suddenly that I didn't have a chance to do anything for her.
* * *
Some time later, I received an envelope with a copy of a restaurant receipt from the same place mother and I had dined. An attached note said: 'I paid this bill in advance. I wasn't sure that I could be there; but nevertheless, I paid for two plates - one for you and the other for your wife. You will never know what that night meant for me. I love you, son.'
* * *
At that moment, I understood the importance of saying in time: 'I LOVE YOU' and to give our loved ones the time that they deserve. Nothing in life is more important than your family. Give them the time they deserve, because these things cannot be put off till 'some other time.'
* * *
Somebody said it takes about six weeks to get back to normal after you've had a baby..... somebody doesn't know that once you're a mother, 'normal' is history.
* * *
Somebody said you learn how to be a mother by instinct ... somebody never took a three-year-old shopping.
* * *
Somebody said being a mother is boring .... somebody never rode in a car driven by a teenager with a driver's permit. Somebody said if you're a'good' mother, your child will 'turn out good'....
somebody thinks a child comes with directions and a guarantee.
* * *
Somebody said you don't need an education to be a mother.... somebody never helped a fourth grader with his maths.
* * *
Somebody said you can't love the second child as much as you love the first .... somebody doesn't have two children.
* * *
Somebody said the hardest part of being a mother is labor and delivery.... somebody never watched her 'baby' get on the bus for the first day of kindergarten ... or on a plane headed for military 'boot camp.'
* * *
Somebody said a mother can stop worrying after her child gets married....somebody doesn't know that marriage adds a new son or daughter-in-law to a mother's heartstrings.
* * *
Somebody said a mother's job is done when her last child leaves home..... somebody never had grandchildren.
* * *
Somebody said your mother knows you love her, so you don't need to tell her.... somebody isn't a mother.

To all the 'mothers' in your life and to everyone who never had a mother. This isn't just about being a mother; it's about appreciating
the people in your life while you have them....no matter who that person is..

Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:30 pm (PST) . Posted by:


People say that follow only one God. If we follow many Gods what happens?
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: 'You make samosa, kachori, parantha. Different types of food are all made with wheat. Why?'
There is phulka, roti, parantha, noodles, all are also made with wheat. The same wheat is used in many different ways.

Similarly, God has also not produced one vegetable for you, otherwise lifelong you would have to only eat brinjal, He has done that. How many different types of vegetables are created for you?
The creator who has created so many varieties, would He not like to manifest Himself in different forms and colors? We also say one God, but there are many forms, many names - Ananta Gunamaye, Ananta Naami. In thousands of names, thousands of qualities there is only one Paramatma.
Humans have known this fact. Knowing this, they became very happy.

Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:50 pm (PST) . Posted by:


When you read राम in Sanskrit, it must be pronounced as two syllables and not one. These are:
1. र (consonant) + आ (vowel sound / माा)
2. म (consonant) + अ (vowel sound / माा)
It is to denote (and to prevent missing of) the अ in the second syllable that the "a" is attached in the end in Roman transliteration. Since the letters of the Sanskrit/Hindi alphabet by default have the अ embedded into them (i.e., no separate मात्रा is given to अ) , no such addendum is seen in Sanskrit words ending in this vowel sound and that confuses us native Hindi/Sanskrit speakers when we see the Roman transliteration. If let's say there was a dedicated मात्रा for अ denoted by #, then the words like
karma, praana, aakasha would be written as क#म #,
प्राण#, आकाश# respectively. If this was the convention, the "a" at the end of Roman transliteration would not bother us.
Please note that ALMOST ALL of us Hindi speakers mispronounce such simple and common words as Rama, Krishna, etc. (ones that end in the अ.) We drop the अ at the end WHICH IS INCORRECT! The way we pronounce राम for instance, it should actually be written as राम ्which is clearly incorrect spelling/pronunciation.
Far from being sorted, the problem is doubled with Roman transliteration because we tend to see the ending "a" to be representing the माा of आ (rather than of अ) and end up pronouncing राम as रामा, which again is stupid besides being incorrect. The fault however is not of the transliteration but simply
because of poor basic education we have of our own language.

Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:33 pm (PST) . Posted by:


The Path of Selfless Service Karma Yoga is the path of 'action', of putting in 100 percent effort, without being attached to the outcome. Karma yoga can be applied to everything you do: from the most trivial, ordinary tasks to greater, more challenging works. When action is performed selflessly, with full focus and attention, it brings fulfillment and freedom. Acting without being attached to the fruits of one's deeds – this alone can lead to union with the Self, which is the goal of yoga.
What is known as seva or service among The Art of Living community is nothing other than Karma Yoga – it is the selfless giving of oneself through the medium of work and stems from love which finds fulfillment in pure giving without thought of self-gain or acknowledgement. Karma Yoga is closely linked to Bhakti Yoga, for without love and devotion, it would be impossible to serve others selflessly. Performing one's duties and serving humanity without any selfish motives purifies the heart and brings satisfaction.
"Thy right is to work only, but never with its fruits; let not the fruits of action be thy motive, nor let thy attachment be to inaction. As the ignorant men act from attachment to action, so should the wise act without attachment, wishing the welfare of the world."
~ The Bhagavad Gita

"When you make service your sole purpose in life, it eliminates fear, focuses your mind and gives you meaning."
~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
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Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:37 am (PST) . Posted by:


To have fixity in purpose, we need flexibility in pace Suppose we are driving to a distant place for some important work. If the road is clear, then we would drive at the highest legal limit. But if the road becomes crowded, we would drive slowly. If we become inordinately irritated by how slowly we are moving, we might just give up and never get there. To maintain fixity of purpose, we need flexibility of pace.

We need a similar attitude if we wish to progress steadily on our spiritual journey. This is a journey from being attached to the world to becoming attached to the source of the world, Krishna.
We drive on this journey by our spiritual practices such as studying scripture, meditating and worshiping. But sometimes because of our worldly obligations, we can't spend too much time on spiritual practices. If we equate spiritual progress only with spending lots of time, we may become disheartened, deeming spiritual life impractical for us. These are times when the traffic on the road of life is high. We need to adjust pace and move on slowly. Later, when the demand of other obligations goes down, we can start moving faster again.
The Bhagavad-gita points to such a multi-paced approach towards spiritual growth when it outlines various levels at which we may connect with Krishna.. Best is to be lovingly absorbed in him (12.08). If not, we can strive to be focused on him (12.09). If not, then we can work for him (12.10). If not, we can sacrifice for some good cause, thus cultivating a mood of selflessness (12.11).
By thus giving us the facility for flexibility of pace in connecting with him, Krishna reveals himself to be an understanding non-demanding God who eagerly wants us to attain him. If we strive sincerely, he will soon deliver us (12.07).
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Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:38 am (PST) . Posted by:


Hinduism is not a set of beliefs; nor does it represent a philosophy unrelated to life to be accepted with blind faith, it is a hormonious blend of philosophy and pragmatism, reason and faith by focusing the Supreme Reality. Advaita conveys the unity of all existence. Unity is knowledge and diversity is ignorance.

Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:50 pm (PST) . Posted by:


How to Avoid Cataracts!
A cataract is a clouding that develops in the lens of the eye and blur our vision, causing nearsightedness (myopia) and decreasing our ability to detect the color blue. Left untreated, they may even cause full blindness. Many people develop cataracts in later ages, but there are ways to refrain from developing it, especially at an earlier age. Adhere to these tips and you may prevent a cataract ever forming on your lens!
How to Avoid Cataracts!

Protect the eyes from the potential side effects of certain medications. Prolonged use of steroids, tranquilizers, and psoriasis medication may cause cataracts when taken in large doses over a long period of time.
Those suffering from diabetes should keep their blood sugar under control. This is because diabetics tend to develop cataracts faster and at an earlier age than other adults.
Protect your eyes from ultraviolet sun rays as these rays speed up the development of cataracts. Whenever out in the sun, wear sunglasses.
Studies have shown that antioxidant vitamins such as vitamin C, vitamin E and beta carotene slow the development of cataracts. Make sure your body doesn't lack any of these vitamins and if it does, take supplements.
If there is uncontrolled diabetes, injury to the eye, or visual symptoms of decreased reading vision, consult an ophthalmologist to evaluate the problem to help restore sight and prevent blindness.
Foods like butter, oils (except olive oil) and salt, and increased fat consumption in general has been associated with a higher risk of developing cataracts. So, avoid using or limit the intake of such foods.
A diet rich in spinach, cruciferous vegetables (like broccoli), tomatoes, peppers, citrus fruits and melons help prevent cataracts.
Avoid exposure to heavy metals, particularly cadmium, copper, lead, iron and nickel as they may also increase cataract formation as these metals have been found in cataractous lenses.
Cataracts that occur due to the aging process cannot be prevented as the aging process itself cannot be prevented, but they can be delayed and fought against, so that you may not have to deal with them when you get older.

Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:53 pm (PST) . Posted by:


A lady was driving along with her father.
They came upon a storm, and the young lady asked her father, What should I do?"

He said "keep driving".. Cars began to pull over to the side, the storm was getting worse.
"What should I do." The young lady asked?
"Keep driving," her father replied.
On up a few feet, she noticed that eighteen wheelers were also pulling over. She told her dad, "I must pull over, I can barely see ahead. It is terrible, and everyone is pulling over!"
Her father told her, "Don't give up, just keep driving!"
Now the storm was terrible, but she never stopped driving, and soon she could see a little more clearly. After a couple of miles she was again on dry land, and the sun came out.
Her father said, "Now you can pull over and get out."
She said "But why now?"
He said "When you get out, look back at all the people that gave up and are still in the storm, because you never gave up, your storm is now over.
This is a testimony for anyone who is going through "hard times"..
Just because everyone else, even the strongest, gives up.
You don't have to...if you keep going, soon your storm will be over and the sun will shine upon your face again.
This story touched me! I hope it touched you!
Feel free to pass it on to some people you know.
Tell them:
"Never give up, because GOD will never give up on you."

Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:32 pm (PST) . Posted by:


Faith and devotion are the prerequisites for peace. Have faith in the ocean, not the wave; believe in the Lord, not in little things. But the tragedy is, you put your trust in little people, in wicked people, in those who you know are vicious and greedy; but you hesitate when asked to put your faith in the Lord, who is more merciful than any father, more loving than any mother, more powerful than any earthly authority, and more considerate than any kinsman. You do not doubt each other; but, you develop doubt regarding God. Doubt is easy, faith is difficult. Dwell on the Divine Name and its sweetness will saturate your tongue and improve your taste. Do not count the number of times you have repeated it. For, whom are you going to impress with the number? The Lord will respond even if you call Him just once from the depths of feeling.

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