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Digest #4840
Positive Life by p_gopi_krishna
Positive Life by p_gopi_krishna
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Satsangam by p_gopi_krishna
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Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:46 am (PST) . Posted by:


The 4 Arguments
The following is an overview of the meaning of each of The Four Agreements, based on the writings of don Miguel Ruiz.
Be Impeccable with Your Word

Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.
Impeccable means "without sin" and a sin is something you do or believe that goes against yourself. It means not speaking against yourself, to yourself or to others. It means not rejecting yourself. To be impeccable means to take responsibility for yourself, to not participate in "the blame game."
Regarding the word, the rules of "action-reaction" apply. What you put out energetically will return to you. Proper use of the word creates proper use of energy, putting out love and gratitude perpetuates the same in the universe. The converse is also true.
Impeccability starts at home. Be impeccable with yourself and that will reflect in your life and your relationships with others. This agreement can help change thousands of other agreements, especially ones that create fear instead of love.
Don't Take Anything Personally
Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won't be the victim of needless suffering.
We take things personally when we agree with what others have said. If we didn't agree, the things that others say would not affect us emotionally. If we did not care about what others think about us, their words or behavior could not affect us.
Even if someone yells at you, gossips about you, harms you or yours, it still is not about you! Their actions and words are based on what they believe in their personal dream.
Our personal "Book of Law" and belief system makes us feel safe. When people have beliefs that are different from our own, we get scared, defend ourselves, and impose our point of view on others. If someone gets angry with us it is because our belief system is challenging their belief system and they get scared. They need to defend their point of view. Why become angry, create conflict, and expend energy arguing when you are aware of this?
Don't Make Assumptions
Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness, and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.
When we make assumptions it is because we believe we know what others are thinking and feeling. We believe we know their point of view, their dream. We forget that our beliefs are just our point of view based on our belief system and personal experiences and have nothing to do with what others think and feel.
We make the assumption that everybody judges us, abuses us, victimizes us, and blames us the way we do ourselves. As a result we reject ourselves before others have the chance to reject us. When we think this way, it becomes difficult to be ourselves in the world.
Take action and be clear to others about what you want or do not want; do not gossip and make assumptions about things others tell you. Respect other points of view and avoid arguing just to be right. Respect yourself and be honest with yourself. Stop expecting the people around you to know what is in your head.
Always Do Your Best
Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse, and regret.
Doing your best means enjoying the action without expecting a reward. The pleasure comes from doing what you like in life and having fun, not from how much you get paid. Enjoy the path traveled and the destination will take care of itself.
Living in the moment and releasing the past helps us to do the best we can in the moment. It allows us to be fully alive right now, enjoying what is present, not worrying about the past or the future.
Have patience with yourself. Take action. Practice forgiveness. If you do your best always, transformation will happen as a matter of course
in ListPost - Junaid Tahir

Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:58 am (PST) . Posted by:


Children and Values...
Once I was invited by a renowned public school of Rampur to speak to children about the core values of life. This is a subject dear to my heart and so I accepted the invitation and a programme was fixed accordingly. When I reached the school and spent a few minutes in the principal's office, I was cautioned by him that it was a difficult assignment for me, as children these days hardly understood the meaning of values. I was surprised to hear such a statement coming from the principal of a reputed school but took the advice in right perspective. It, however, had the effect of making me more determined to make my talk effective and I set my mind accordingly.
Soon, thereafter, I had to face a large number of students aged perhaps from 10 to 16 years. They looked enthusiastic and keen to listen. This encouraged me further and as I faced them my initial words were, My dear young friends, your principal has asked me to speak to you regarding the core values of life, but I will not speak about them and in turn make you speak on values, as you are the true epitome of values and not us. This opening remark cheered them up and they prepared themselves for the ensuing interaction. My next query to them was about the student who had scored the highest marks in class ten. There was a boy who stood up and told me that he had scored the highest marks in class ten. I asked him to come forward and tell others about the secret of his success. He told his fellow students that he worked hard and studied regularly and that was the secret of his success. At this, I posed a question whether working hard or being regular in studies were values or not. To this there was a collective response from the children that it was so. Then I put up another question and asked if there was any one who liked to have a liar as a friend. There was none, after which I asked whether they liked a truthful friend or not. To this there was a uniform response in the affirmative. Once again I asked whether truthfulness was a value of life or not and there was no dissent on this also. In this way, I asked similar questions on the other values of life like kindness, compassion, pardon, sharing, helping, etc., and not a single student had dissenting views on the fact that they all are the core values of life, which are necessary for our happiness and success.

Having established my point, I told them why faith in core values of life was shaking these days, as was the intention of the principal and what we all needed to do to restore them. This was also done in a logical and convincing manner. I was pleasantly surprised by the positive response of children, which only reaffirmed my faith that children are the real epitome of values. The fault, if any, lies with us who fail to display these values in our lives and blame children that they don't understand them. My message was well-delivered during this interaction, which of course the principal also very graciously acknowledged....

Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:49 am (PST) . Posted by:


Do You Need a Miracle?
A little girl went to her bedroom and pulled a glass jelly jar from its hiding place in the closet.
She poured the change out on the floor and counted it carefully.
Three times, even. The total had to be exactly perfect. No chance here for mistakes.
Carefully placing the coins back in the jar and twisting on the cap, she slipped out the back door and made her way 6 blocks to Rexall's Drug Store with the big red Indian Chief sign above the door.
She waited patiently for the pharmacist to give her some attention, but he was too busy at this moment. Tess twisted her feet to make a scuffing noise. Nothing. She cleared her throat with the most disgusting sound she could muster. No good. Finally she took a quarter from her jar and banged it on the glass counter. That did it!
'And what do you want?' the pharmacist asked in an annoyed tone of voice. 'I'm talking to my brother from Chicago whom I haven't seen in ages,' he said without waiting for a reply to his question.
'Well, I want to talk to you about my brother,'
Tess answered back in the same annoyed tone. 'He's really, really sick and I want to buy a miracle.'
'I beg your pardon?' said the pharmacist.
'His name is Andrew and he has something bad growing inside his head and my Daddy says only a miracle can save him now.
So how much does a miracle cost?'
'We don't sell miracles here, little girl. I'm sorry but I can't help you,' the pharmacist said, softening a little.
'Listen, I have the money to pay for it. If it isn't enough, I will get the rest. Just tell me how much it costs'
The pharmacist's brother was a well-dressed man. He stooped down and asked the little girl, 'What kind of a miracle does your brother need?'
' I don't know,' Tess replied with her yes welling up I just know he's really sick and Mommy says he needs an operation.
But my Daddy can't pay for it, so I want to use my money.'
'How much do you have?' asked the man from Chicago .
'One dollar and eleven cents,' Tess answered barely audible. 'And it's all the money I have, but I can get some more if I need to.'
'Well, what a coincidence,' smiled the man. 'A dollar and eleven cents, the exact price of a miracle for little brothers.' He took her money in one hand and with the other hand he grasped her mitten and said 'Take me to where you live. I want to see your brother and meet your parents.
Let's see if I have the miracle you need.' That well-dressed man was Dr. Carlton Armstrong, a surgeon, specializing in neuro-surgery. The operation was completed free of charge and it wasn't long until Andrew was home again and doing well.
Mom and Dad were happily talking about the chain of events that had led them to this place. 'That surgery,' her Mom whispered, 'was a real miracle. I wonder how much it would have cost?'
Tess smiled. She knew exactly how much a miracle cost, one dollar and eleven cents, plus the faith of a little child.
In our lives, we never know how many miracles we will need. A miracle is not the suspension of natural law, but the operation of a higher law.
When you are sad, I will dry your tears.
When you are scared, I will comfort your fears.
When you are worried, I will give you hope.
When you are confused, I will help you cope.
And when you are lost and can't see the light,
I shall be your beacon shining ever so bright.
This is my oath, I pledge till the end.
Why you may ask?
Because you're my friend.


Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:37 am (PST) . Posted by:


Really heart touching.........
I was walking around in a Big Bazar store making shopping, when I saw a Cashier talking to a boy couldn't have been more than 5 or 6 years old..

The Cashier said, 'I'm sorry, but you don't have enough money to buy this doll. Then the little boy turned to me and asked: ''Uncle, are you sure I don't have enough money?''
I counted his cash and replied: ''You know that you don't have enough money to buy the doll, my dear.'' The little boy was still holding the doll in his hand.
Finally, I walked toward him and I asked him who he wished to give this doll to. 'It's the doll that my sister loved most and wanted so much . I wanted to Gift her for her BIRTHDAY.
I have to give the doll to my mommy so that she can give it to my sister when she goes there.' His eyes were so sad while saying this. 'My Sister has gone to be with God.. Daddy says that Mommy is going to see God very soon too, so I thought that she could take the doll with her to give it to my sister...''
My heart nearly stopped. The little boy looked up at me and said: 'I told daddy to tell mommy not to go yet. I need her to wait until I come back from the mall.' Then he showed me a very nice photo of him where he was laughing. He then told me 'I want mommy to take my picture with her so my sister won't forget me.' 'I love my mommy and I wish she doesn't have to leave me, but daddy says that she has to go to be with my little sister.' Then he looked again at the doll with sad eyes, very quietly..
I quickly reached for my wallet and said to the boy. 'Suppose we check again, just in case you do have enough money for the doll?''
'OK' he said, 'I hope I do have enough.' I added some of my money to his with out him seeing and we started to count it. There was enough for the doll and even some spare money.
The little boy said: 'Thank you God for giving me enough money!'
Then he looked at me and added, 'I asked last night before I went to sleep for God to make sure I had enough money to buy this doll, so that mommy could give It to my sister. He heard me!'' 'I also wanted to have enough money to buy a white rose for my mommy, but I didn't dare to ask God for too much. But He gave me enough to buy the doll and a white rose. My mommy loves white roses.'
I finished my shopping in a totally different state from when I started. I couldn't get the little boy out of my mind. Then I remembered a local news paper article two days ago, which mentioned a drunk man in a truck, who hit a car occupied by a young woman and a little girl. The little girl died right away, and the mother was left in a critical state. The family had to decide whether to pull the plug on the life-sustaining machine, because the young woman would not be able to recover from the coma. Was this the family of the little boy?
Two days after this encounter with the little boy, I read in the news paper that the young woman had passed away.. I couldn't stop myself as I bought a bunch of white roses and I went to the funeral home where the body of the young woman was exposed for people to see and make last wishes before her burial. She was there, in her coffin, holding a beautiful white rose in her hand with the photo of the little boy and the doll placed over her chest. I left the place, teary-eyed, feeling that my life had been changed for ever...
The love that the little boy had for his mother and his sister is still, to this day, hard to imagine. And in a fraction of a second, a drunk driver had taken all this away from him.
The value of a man or woman resides in what he or she gives, not in what they are capable of receiving.

Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:55 pm (PST) . Posted by:


Equal Vision Implies Resting in Brahman
Srimad Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna crowns samya (equal vision) as the pinnacle of spiritual, religious, philosophical and yogic life:
इहैव तैर्जलः सर्गो येषं साम्ये स्थितं मनः ।
निर्दोषं हि समं ब्रह्म तमाद् ब्राह्मणि ते स्थिताः ॥
.... V.19
Whose mind is established in equalness, by them the entire worldliness stands conquered. By their attainment, they are equally resting, established in Brahman, for Brahman is taintless and 'equal'.
Krishna wants every one to understand without any ambiguity that the sole effort of human life must be to make the mind rest unshakably in 'samya'. Do not think that samatva of the mind is just a routine discipline or practice; it is as well the fruition and fulfillment of the whole wisdom pursuit.
When the mind is established in 'samya', it becomes stable, poised and unassailable. All agitations and torments, together with their causes, stand extinct when the mind is enriched and sublimated by evenness.
... Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha

Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:05 pm (PST) . Posted by:


సోమదత్తుడు క్రీనీడలో ఒక పామును చూసి బాగా జడుసు కున్నాడు. ''పామ పాము'' అంటూ చెమటలు కక్కుతున్నాడు. భయోత్పాతంతో గజ గజ వణుకుతున్నాడు. పాము బుసలు కొడుతోందన్నాడు. అది కట్ల పాము అన్నాడు.
అటుగా వెళుతున్న ఆప్తుడు ఒక బ్యాటరీ తీసుకుని అక్కడ కాంతి పడేలా చేసాడు. కాంతి పడేసరికి అది ఒక తాడు మాత్రమే అని తెలిసింది. అతని భయం పోయింది. ఆ తాడుని తీసి పక్కకు విసేరేసాడు. ఇప్పుడు అతని అనుభవాన్ని మనం కాదనటం లేదు. అందులో ఏమాత్రం నిజం లేదంటున్నాం అంతే. ఈనిజం గ్రహించడానికి అతను ఏం చేయాలి? పామును పారత్రోలడానికి కర్రతో అదిలించాలా? పాము మంత్రం వేయాలా? పాముని పట్టే వానిని పిలవాలా? ఏం చేస్తే పాము పోయింది? కాంతి పడగానే పాము పోయింది. పాము మాయమయింది.

పాము ఎక్కడకు పోయింది? అసలు పాముంటేగా పోవడానికి! పాము నిజంగా లేదు. అక్కడ నిజంగా ఉన్నది తాడు మాత్రమే. సోమదత్తుడు గతంలో అనేక సందర్భాలలో పామును చూసాడు. పాము గురించి అనేక కథలు విన్నాడు. పాము గురించి అతని మనస్సులో భయానకమైన భావాలు ఎన్నో పదిల పరుచు కున్నాడు. ఇప్పుడు తాడును చూడగానే పామనుకుని లేని భయాన్ని, కొని తెచ్చుకున్న భయాన్ని, అనవసరమైన భయాన్ని పొందాడు. ఇది పాము అనే అజ్ఞానం వల్ల కలిగింది.

పాము అనే అజ్ఞానం పోవాలంటే మార్గం అది తాడు అని తెలుసుకోవడమే. అంటే తాడు గురించిన జ్ఞానం కలగాలి. వేరే మార్గం లేదు. అది తాడు అని దృఢంగా తెలిసాక పాములో తోక గాని కొంచెం ముక్క గాని అక్కడ ఉండదు. లేదూ నాకింకా కోరలు కన్పిస్తున్నాయి అన్నాడా? అతనిని డాక్టర్‌కు చూపాల్సిందే!!
తాడు పాముగా చూడడం వల్ల రెండు పొరపాట్లు జరుగుతున్నాయి అంటుంది శాస్త్రం. మొదటిది తాడుని తాడుగా తెలుసుకోకపోవడం. దీనిని అగ్రహణం అంటారు. దీనితో సరిపెట్టటల్లేదు. తాడును మరొకటిగా భావిస్తున్నాడు. తాడును పామను కుంటున్నాడు. దీనిని అన్యథా గ్రహణం అంటుంది శాస్త్రం.

అలాగే జీవి తాను అల్పుడను, అసమర్ధుడను, సామాన్యుడను అని దిగులు చెంది తనలో నిజంగా లేని కొరతను దర్శిస్తూంటాడు. నిజానికి అతను స్వరూపంలో బ్రహ్మ. ఏ కొరతలేని వాడు. ఏ వెలితిలేని వాడు. జీవి తాను బ్రహ్మనని తెలుసుకోకపోవడం అగ్రహణం. తాను దేహాన్ని, తాను మనస్సుని, తాను బుద్ధిని అని పొరపడడం అన్యథా గ్రహణం.

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[racchabanda] రచ్చబండ కవితలు


How Fortunate


Tonight I am learning Tchaikovsky 

It is not the melody, and it is not the key

What gets me is his honesty

His simple Passing on of joy of composition.

How wonderful, he is not wastefully vested in travesty

Tonight I will not be perplexed by complexity.

Happily sitting at my piano, looking pretty

Easily moving my fingers, I hear 

the sound - misty and snowy and soft

As he heard in his heart, in a sweet moment in Russia.




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[racchabanda] భద్రికా గీతి #bhadrikAgIti#


భద్రికా గీతి - 

ఆధారము - సీతారామ కెదిల్లాయ ఛందోదర్పణము (కన్నడములో)
ఆర్యా భేదమైన గీతిలో మూడవ, ఏడవ గణములు ర-గణములు ఇందులో. మొత్తము పద్యములో 64 మాత్రలు, కాని అది కందపు నడక కాదు. 

భద్రికాగీతి - గీతిలో మూడవ, ఏడవ గణములు ర-గణములుగా -

నీతలఁపె సదా భూమిపైఁ 
బ్రాతఃసంధ్యలను నిజము - రాధికేశా 
ప్రీతిగ వ్రాసితి భద్రికా 
గీతిని నీకొఱకు వినుము - కేశవా నన్ 

నమ్మితి నిన్నే మాధవా 
రమ్మిట వేగమ్ము నీవు - రాత్రి వేచెన్ 
వమ్ముగఁ జేయకు మాశలన్ 
జెమ్మగిలును గనులు నాకుఁ - జెల్మి లేమిన్ 

ఆనందముతో రమ్మురా 
ప్రాణ మ్మిట వేచె నీకుఁ - బక్షివోలెన్ 
గానంగా నిను నోసకా 
గానమ్ములు లేచు నెడఁద - గంగవోలెన్ 

రాధామాధవ లీలలే 
యీధరణికి నిండుదనము - నిచ్చుచుండున్ 
ఖేదమ్ములలో మోదమై 
మోదమ్ములఁ జేయు నెంతొ - మోహనమ్మై 

వ్యావహారిక భాషలో - 

సంసార మొక్క సాగరం 
కంసారికి కూడ నీఁదఁ - గష్టమేగా 
హంసలవలె మన మిద్దరం 
సంశయములు లేక వేగ - సాగిపోదాం 

విధేయుడు - జెజ్జాల కృష్ణ మోహన రావు
bhadrikA giiti - 

aadhAramu - sItArAma kedillAya ChaMdOdarpaNamu (kannaDamulO)
aaryA bhEdamaina gItilO mUDava, EDava gaNamulu ra-gaNamulu iMdulO. mottamu padyamulO 64 mAtralu, kAni adi kaMdapu naDaka kAdu. 

bhadrikAgIti - gItilO mUDava, EDava gaNamulu ra-gaNamulugA -

nItala@Mpe sadA bhUmipai@M 
brAta@hsaMdhyalanu nijamu - rAdhikESA 
prItiga vrAsiti bhadrikA 
gItini nIko~raku vinumu - kESavA nan 

nammiti ninnE mAdhavA 
rammiTa vEgammu nIvu - rAtri vEchen 
vammuga@m jEyaku mASalan 
jemmagilunu ganulu nAku@M - jelmi lEmin 

aanaMdamutO rammurA 
prANa mmiTa vEche nIku@M - baxivOlen 
gAnaMgA ninu nOsakA 
gAnammulu lEchu neDa@Mda - gaMgavOlen 

rAdhAmAdhava lIlalE 
yIdharaNiki niMDudanamu - nichchuchuMDun 
khEdammulalO mOdamai 
mOdammula@M jEyu neMto - mOhanammai 

vyAvahArika bhAshalO - 

saMsAra mokka sAgaraM 
kaMsAriki kUDa nI@Mda@M - gashTamEgA 
haMsalavale mana middaraM 
saMSayamulu lEka vEga - sAgipOdAM 

vidhEyuDu - jejjAla kRshNa mOhana rAvu


Posted by: "J. K. Mohana Rao" <jkmrao@yahoo.com>
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