www.telugubhakti.com Digest Number 4881

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Digest #4881
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Jai Hind by p_gopi_krishna
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Story by p_gopi_krishna
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Story by p_gopi_krishna
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Story by p_gopi_krishna
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Story by p_gopi_krishna
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Story by p_gopi_krishna
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Sri Satya Sai Baba by p_gopi_krishna
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Srimad Bhagavad Gita by p_gopi_krishna
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Satsangam by p_gopi_krishna
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Satsangam by p_gopi_krishna
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Satsangam by p_gopi_krishna
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Positive Life by p_gopi_krishna
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Positive Life by p_gopi_krishna
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Positive Life by p_gopi_krishna

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Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:16 am (PST) . Posted by:

p_gopi_krishna

From the house of Global Brahmin Group (GBG) 9440833722
This respect is what our armed forces deserve and not the crap mouthed by our so called Intellectuals
Honor to the fallen soldier and his family
Letter from a US .Airline pilot:
He writes: My lead flight attendant came to me and said, "We have an H.R. On this flight." (H.R. Stands for human remains.)
"Are they military?" I asked.
'Yes', she said.
'Is there an escort?' I asked.
'Yes, I already assigned him a seat'.
'Would you please tell him to come to the flight deck. You can board him early," I said..
A short while later, a young army sergeant entered the flight deck. He was the image of the perfectly dressed soldier. He introduced himself and I asked him about his soldier. The escorts of these fallen soldiers talk about them as if they are still alive and still with us.
'My soldier is on his way back to Virginia ,' he said. He proceeded to answer my questions, but offered no words.
I asked him if there was anything I could do for him and he said no. I told him that he had the toughest job in the military and that I appreciated the work that he does for the families of our fallen soldiers. The first officer and I got up out of our seats to shake his hand. He left the flight deck to find his seat.
We completed our pre-flight checks, pushed back and performed an uneventful departure.
About 30 minutes into our flight I received a call from the lead flight attendant in the cabin. 'I just found out the family of the soldier we are carrying, is on board', she said. She then proceeded to tell me that the father, mother, wife and 2-year old daughter were escorting their son, husband, and father home.
The family was upset because they were unable to see the container that the soldier was in before we left. We were on our way to a major hub at which the family was going to wait four hours for the connecting flight home to Virginia .
The father of the soldier told the flight attendant that knowing his son was below him in the cargo compartment and being unable to see him was too much for him and the family to bear. He had asked the flight attendant if there was anything that could be done to allow them to see him upon our arrival.
The family wanted to be outside by the cargo door to watch the soldier being taken off the airplane.
I could hear the desperation in the flight attendants voice when she asked me if there was anything I could do.
'I'm on it', I said. I told her that I would get back to her.
Airborne communication with my company normally occurs in the form of e-mail like messages. I decided to bypass this system and contact my flight dispatcher directly on a Secondary radio. There is a radio operator in the operations control center who connects you to the telephone of the dispatcher. I was in direct contact with the dispatcher. I explained the situation I had on board with the family and what it was the family wanted. He said he understood and that he would get back to me.
Two hours went by and I had not heard from the dispatcher. We were going to get busy soon and I needed to know what to tell the family. I sent a text message asking for an update. I saved the return message from the dispatcher and the following is the text:
'Captain, sorry it has taken so long to get back to you. There is policy on this now and I had to check on a few things. Upon your arrival a dedicated escort team will meet the aircraft. The team will escort the family to the ramp and plane side. A van will be used to load the remains with a secondary van for the family.
The family will be taken to their departure area and escorted into the terminal where the remains can be seen on the ramp. It is a private area for the family only. When the connecting aircraft arrives, the family will be escorted onto the ramp and plane side to watch the remains being loaded for the final leg home. Captain, most of us here in flight control are veterans... Please pass our condolences on to the family. Thanks.'
I sent a message back telling flight control thanks for a good job. I printed out the message and gave it to the lead flight attendant to pass on to the father. The lead flight attendant was very thankful and told me, 'You have no idea how much this will mean to them.'
Things started getting busy for the descent, approach and landing. After landing, we cleared the runway and taxied to the ramp area. The ramp is huge with 15 gates on either side of the alleyway. It is always a busy area with aircraft maneuvering every which way to enter and exit. When we entered the ramp and checked in with the ramp controller, we were told that all traffic was being held for us.
'There is a team in place to meet the aircraft', we were told.. It looked like it was all coming together,
Then I realized that once we turned the seat belt sign off, everyone would stand up at once and delay the family from getting off the airplane. As we approached our gate, I asked the co-pilot to tell the ramp controller we were going to stop short of the gate to make an announcement to the passengers.
He did that and the ramp controller said, 'Take your time.'
I stopped the aircraft and set the parking brake. I pushed the public address button and said, 'Ladies and gentleman, this is your Captain speaking. I have stopped short of our gate to make a special announcement. We have a passenger on board who deserves our honor and respect. His Name is Private XXXXXX, a soldier who recently lost his life. Private XXXXXX is under your feet in the cargo hold. Escorting him today is Army Sergeant XXXXXXX. Also, on board are his father, mother, wife, and daughter. Your entire flight crew is asking for all passengers to remain in their seats to allow the family to exit the aircraft first. Thank you.'
We continued the turn to the gate, came to a stop and started our shutdown procedures. A couple of minutes later I opened the cockpit door. I found the two forward flight attendants crying, something you just do not see. I was told that after we came to a stop, every passenger on the aircraft stayed in their seats, waiting for the family to exit the aircraft.
When the family got up and gathered their things, a passenger slowly started to clap his hands. Moments later more passengers joined in and soon the entire aircraft was clapping. Words of 'God Bless You', I'm sorry, thank you, be proud, and other kind words were uttered to the family as they made their way down the aisle and out of the airplane.
They were escorted down to the ramp to finally be with their loved one.
Many of the passengers disembarking thanked me for the announcement I had made. They were just words, I told them, I could say them over and over again, but nothing I say will bring back that brave soldier. I respectfully ask that all of you reflect on this event and the sacrifices that millions of our men and women have made to ensure our freedom and safety.
Foot note:
I know everyone who has served their country who reads this will have tears in their eyes, including me.
Prayer chain for our Military... Don't break it! Please send this on after a short prayer for our service men and women. Don't break it!
That was America.
In the Indian context, please recollect The Epitaph at " Chushul" in Laddakh after the Chinese Ops of 1962 :
"When you go home Tell them ,for their Today we gave our Tomorrow"
"They die for me and mine and you and yours and deserve our honour and respect.
A Request To you :
When you receive this, please stop for a moment and say a prayer for our troops in India & those Indian troops deployed around the world.. There is nothing attached. Just send this to people in your e-Mail address book. Do not let it stop with you.
Please remember, of all the gifts you could give a Soldier, Sailor, Airman, & others deployed in harm's way, prayer is the BEST one.
Jai Hind,,


(Forwarded as received...)

Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:35 am (PST) . Posted by:

p_gopi_krishna



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A nice message... Please only take the essence in the message.
*Loved this story from Mahabharata*
*While the battle of Kurushetra was at its peak, Arjuna and Karna were fighting each other. It was a battle to witness, a flurry of arrows were being exchanged, and even Gods were witnessing this epic battle between the 2 warriors.*
*Arjuna would shoot his arrows and the impact of these arrows would be so much that Karna's chariot would go back by 25-30 feet. People who witnessed this were amazed by the skills of Arjuna.*
*Karna was no less. When he shot arrows, Arjuna's chariot would also shake and go back by 3-4 feet.*
*More than everyone, Krishna would applaud Karna every time his arrow hit Arjuna's chariot. But not once did He applaud Arjuna's skills.*
*At the end of the day, Arjuna asked Krishna: "Oh Lord, I have shot so many arrows at Karna's chariot, it was being displaced like a feather in wind, but not once did you appreciate me. Rather, you would appreciate his skill despite his arrows just displacing my chariot a little".*
*Krishna smiled and replied "Oh, Arjuna, remember, your chariot is protected by Hanuman at the top on your flag, Me as your charioteer in the front and by Sheshnag at its wheels, yet the whole chariot would still sway and displace whenever the valiant Karna hit us with his arrows".*
*"But Karna's chariot is not protected by any such force, he is on his own, yet he fights valiantly".*
*It is said that after the battle of Kurushetra was over, Krishna refused to get off the chariot till Arjuna got down. Once Krishna alighted from the chariot, it caught fire and turned to dust.*
*Krishna said "Oh Arjuna, your chariot was destroyed by Karna a long time ago, it is I who was still protecting it."*
*"Never in your life have the arrogance to say that you have achieved big heights. If you have achieved something, it is the divine will, it is the divine intervention that has always protected you, cleared your path and given you the right opportunities at the right time".*



Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:42 am (PST) . Posted by:

p_gopi_krishna

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Story: The Cycle
Simple Story to Refresh Basic Lesson of life.
A man was working in a bicycle shop.
A cycle had come for repair and after repairing the man cleaned up the bicycle and it looked like a new one.
All Other workers were making fun of him for doing redundant work.
Next day when owner came for the bicycle, he was very happy and offered the mechanic a job.
Moral of the story :
Good and extra work never goes useless
Junaid Tahir



Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:48 am (PST) . Posted by:

p_gopi_krishna

Story: The Queen of Holland
A distinguished lady, noted for the fine family from which she came, was once presented at the court of the Queen of Holland. Later, the wife of a minor government official asked her how she happened to know the proper way to behave, before a queen. I really didn't know," the woman replied.. "But I have only one set of manners and I use them all the time."
We should have one set of manners, too. We should always be gentle, kind and most of all, loving. Treat the rich and the poor, the attractive and the unattractive all the same, because each one is a creature of God. And how you treat them, is a reflection of what kind of a person you are.

Junaid Tahir

Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:48 am (PST) . Posted by:

p_gopi_krishna

Story: The Golden Gift
Some time ago, a friend of mine punished his 3-year old daughter for wasting a roll of gold wrapping paper. Money was tight, and he became infuriated when the child tried to decorate a box to put under the tree.
Nevertheless, the little girl brought the gift to her father the next morning and said, "This is for you, Daddy." He was embarrassed by his earlier overreaction, but his anger flared again when he found that the box was empty. He yelled at her, "Don't you know when you give someone a present, there's supposed to be something inside of it?"
The little girl looked up at him with tears in her eyes and said, "Oh, Daddy, it;s not empty. I blew kisses into the box. All for you, Daddy."
The father was crushed. He put his arms around his little girl, and begged for forgiveness. My friend told me that he kept that old box by his bed for years. Whenever he was discouraged, he would take out an imaginary kiss and remember the love of the child who had put it there.
In a very real sense, each of us as parents has been given a gold container filled with unconditional love and kisses from our children. There is no more precious possession anyone could hold.
Junaid Tahir



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Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:54 am (PST) . Posted by:

p_gopi_krishna

Story:The best pay back
One day, a poor boy who was selling goods from door to door to pay his way through school, found he had only one thin dime left, and he was hungry.
He decided he would ask for a meal at the next house. However, he lost his nerve when a lovely young woman opened the door. Instead of a meal he asked for a drink of water.

She thought he looked hungry so brought him a large glass of milk He drank it slowly, and then asked, "How much do I owe you?" "You don't owe me anything,"
she replied "Mother has taught us never to accept payment for a kindness."
He said... "Then I thank you from my heart."
As Howard Kelly left that house, he not only felt; stronger physically, but his faith in God and man was strong also. He had been ready to give up and quit.
Years later that young woman became critically ill. The local doctors were baffled.
They finally sent her to the big city, where they called in specialists to study her rare disease. Dr. Howard Kelly was called in for the consultation.
When he heard the name of the town she came from, a strange light filled his eyes. Immediately he rose and went down the hall of the hospital to her room. Dressed in his doctor's gown he went in to see her.
He recognized her at once. He went back to the consultation room determined to do his best to save her life. From that day he gave special attention to the case. After a long struggle, the battle was won. Dr. Kelly requested the business office to pass the final bill to him for approval. He looked at it, then wrote something on the edge and the bill was sent to her room. She feared to open it, for she was sure it would take the rest of her life to pay for it all. Finally, she looked, and something caught her attention on the side as she read these words...... " Paid in full with one glass of milk."
(Signed) Dr. Howard Kelly.
Tears of joy flooded her eyes as her happy heart prayed: "Thank You, GOD, that Your love has spread abroad through human hearts and hands."
Junaid Tahir

Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:00 am (PST) . Posted by:

p_gopi_krishna

12 Short Stories Worth Reading
1. Fall and Rise
Today, when I slipped on the wet tile floor a boy in a wheelchair caught me before I slammed my head on the ground. He said, "Believe it or not, that's almost exactly how I injured my back 3 years ago .
2. A father's advice
Today, my father told me, "Just go for it and give it a try! You don't have to be a professional to build a successful product. Amateurs started Google and Apple. Professionals built the Titanic
3. The power of uniqueness.
Today, I asked my mentor – a very successful business man in his 70's – what his top 3 tips are for success. He smiled and said, "Read something no one else is reading, think something no one else is thinking, and do something no one else is doing.
4. Looking Back
Today, I interviewed my grandmother for part of a research paper I'm working on for my Psychology class. When I asked her to define success in her own words, she said, "Success is when you look back at your life and the memories make you smile.
5. GOODNESS GRATITUDE
Today, after a 72 hour shift at the fire station, a woman ran up to me at the grocery store and gave me a hug. When I tensed up, she realized I didn't recognize her. She let go with tears of joy in her eyes and the most sincere smile and said, "On 9-11-2001, you carried me out of the World Trade Center."
6. A DOOR CLOSES TO OPEN ANOTHER
Today at 7AM, I woke up feeling ill, but decided I needed the money, so I went into work. At 3PM I got laid off. On my drive home I got a flat tire. When I went into the trunk for the spare, it was flat too. A man in a BMW pulled over, gave me a ride, we chatted, and then he offered me a job. I start tomorrow.
7. LOOKING BACK
Today, as my father, three brothers, and two sisters stood around my mother's hospital bed, my mother uttered her last coherent words before she died. She simply said, "I feel so loved right now. We should have gotten together like this more often."
8. AFFECTION
Today, I kissed my dad on the forehead as he passed away in a small hospital bed. About 5 seconds after he passed, I realized it was the first time I had given him a kiss since I was a little boy. (Too bad and extremely unlucky person on earth)
9. INNOCENCE
Today, in the cutest voice, my 8-year-old daughter asked me to start recycling. I chuckled and asked, "Why?" She replied, "So you can help me save the planet." I chuckled again and asked, "And why do you want to save the planet?" "Because that's where I keep all my stuff," she said.
10. JOY
Today, when I witnessed a 27-year-old cancer patient laughing hysterically at her 2-year-old daughter's antics, I suddenly realized that I need to stop complaining about my life and start celebrating it again.
11. KINDNESS
Today, a boy in a wheelchair saw me desperately struggling on crutches with my broken leg and offered to carry my backpack and books for me. He helped me all the way across campus to my class and as he was leaving he said, "I hope you feel better soon.".
12. SHARING
Today, I was traveling in Kenya and I met a refugee from Zimbabwe. He said he hadn't eaten anything in over 3 days and looked extremely skinny and unhealthy. Then my friend offered him the rest of the sandwich he was eating. The first thing the man said was, "We can share it."


Junaid Tahir

Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:35 am (PST) . Posted by:

p_gopi_krishna

The tree of Life has to be watered at the roots, but now, those who plan to raise the standard of living, water the branches, the leaves and the blossoms. The roots are the virtues; they have to be fostered so that the flowers of actions, words and thoughts may bloom in fragrance and yield the fruit of seva(service), full of the sweet juice of bliss (ananda). Planning for food, clothing and shelter is only promoting the well-being of the cart; plan also for the horse, the mind of man which has to use the food, the clothing, the shelter and other material instruments for the high purpose of 'escaping from the ego into the universal'. Each one of you is fundamentally Divine, and so, naturally, the more you manifest the Divine attributes of Love, Justice, Truth and Peace, the more bliss you will be able to enjoy and impart. You must be ashamed when you manifest animal qualities, for you are living against your potential and heritage.

Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:37 am (PST) . Posted by:

p_gopi_krishna

Careless contemplation turns tempting thoughts into time bombs When a time bomb is placed somewhere, it may not be even noticed by anyone; it might seem just like any other innocuous object lying in that area. But once it starts ticking, it becomes capable of terrible destruction, towards which it moves with every passing moment.

Something similar happens in our own consciousness. When tempting thoughts arise therein, either by outer perception or inner recollection, they often initially seem as innocuous as any other thought occurring in our consciousness. Yet such thoughts can be enormously destructive – they can impel us to act in ways that destroy our intelligence, our morality, our spirituality, even our sensitivity and humanity. The Bhagavad-gita (02.62) outlines how this pathway to self-destruction is propelled by contemplation.
Just as a time bomb needs to be activated to begin its ticking towards explosion, similarly, tempting thoughts need to be activated to propel our consciousness towards a degrading self-destruction. Whereas time bombs are often mechanically activated, either by physical knobs or by remote controls, thoughts are activated by our giving them conscious attention. Curiously however, we are often not conscious that we are giving them our attention; we just get so captivated by the images arising from the thoughts that we get carried away.
Just as time bombs can be defused by trained experts, similarly, tempting thoughts can be defused if we get the necessary spiritual training and become expert in monitoring our consciousness. The spiritual training is to habitually direct our consciousness towards the all-attractive spiritual reality, Krishna. And the inner expertise is in knowing when our consciousness is being sensually misdirected and then redirecting it towards Krishna's service. Such training and expertise arise when we practice bhakti-yoga.
By knowing how careless contemplation can be disastrous, we can apply ourselves to practicing bhakti-yoga diligently and vigilantly.
Think it over:
How are tempting thoughts like time bombs? How do our time bomb-like thoughts get activated? How can we defuse our time bomb-like thoughts?
Read more https://www.gitadaily.com/careless-contemplation-turns-tempting-thoughts-into-time-bombs/ https://www.gitadaily.com/careless-contemplation-turns-tempting-thoughts-into-time-bombs/

Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:36 am (PST) . Posted by:

p_gopi_krishna

How to Increase Positive Energy in our Homes
1) Open all windows in the house and allow fresh air and sunshine to enter the house. Free flowing air and sun are negative energy removers
2. Dispose of all the old unwanted things lying in the house. Clutter is a negativity magnet. It attracts and accumulates negative energy in the house.

3). Walking barefoot in the house helps all your negative energy to be absorbed by the earth.
Grounding is important to keep the energy balance in our body.
4) In the olden days, footwears were kept out of the house. People used to enter the house only after washing feet with water. This action ensures that all the negativity remains outside or are grounded by earth and does not enter the house. Now it has become difficult to keep the footwear outside. So preferably remove them near the entrance door.
5) Go out in the open air. Take walks in the garden or open ground. Being amongst nature re-energizes or charges you fully.
6) Sweeping the floor also ensures that the negative energies are shaken and moved out with the dirt.
7) Rock salt is another negativity remover. Wash or mop your floor with a fistful rock salt in a bucket of water. This ensures that every nook and corner of the house is rid of negative energy.
8) Potted plants or trees around your house or society also ensures more positive energy in the house and area.
9) Bathing or Soaking your legs and hands in rock salt water once in a while removes the negativity attached to your body and cleanse your aura.
11) Repetition of Prayers, increases the positive vibrations in the house. 100%
11) Keep your thoughts, action and speech Positive. Negative thoughts will bring in negative vibes. So avoid all negative thoughts, speech and actions.
12) Keep your house well lit and illuminated. Light removes negativity.
13) Keep faith in God and in yourself.
You are the Creator of your own destiny by the Choices you make.

Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:37 am (PST) . Posted by:

p_gopi_krishna

7 Qualities of Ethical People -- By Junaid Tahir:
People are ethical because of social norms, religious beliefs and laws. Ethical foundations in an individual define the way he lives the life by differentiating between right and wrong and behave in a way which improves the situation directly or indirectly however doesn't harm it at any cost. Ethics have been defined by relevant governmental and religious authorities for several domains of life however below article occupies 'blanket' coverage for all norms of life.
Below are top seven qualities of highly ethical people.
1- They are Empathic: Ethical people have high degree of emotional intelligence. They understand things from multiple perspectives covering all the direct and indirect stake holders.. They seek first to understand than to be understood. They have strong observatory, listening and analytical skills to understand things deeply. This quality makes them unique which enables them to win the trust of others; consequently, people share their problems with them with open heart and seek their support.
2- They Forgive and Forget: It requires a brave heart to forgive and forget. Ethical people don't keep grudges for long duration. They have the tendency to establish peace all the times hence keeping the brawls open does not suit them. They stay away from such complications and move ahead with life by forgiving and forgetting the matters.
3- They are Always willing to Help: Highly Ethical people always want to improve the situation regardless of their relationship with a person who is in trouble. They take either corrective, preventive or suggestive initiatives for resolving issues. Corrective approach ensures that the matter is fixed by doing some specific actions. Preventive approach guarantees that such particular matters do not appear again. They use preventive approach to reach the root cause of the issue so as to fix it permanently so as to avoid further frequency of such incidents. Suggestive methodology is used by them for guiding someone to do some specific act in order to overcome a tragic situation.
4- They are Implosive: Ethical people are not hyper sensitive or explosive personalities. They possess a cool mind and a soft heart. They avoid frequent mood swings in order to develop a consistent and stable personality. They handle indecencies with decency. They know how to ignore hard and harsh comments and still converse softly. They know how to handle idiotic situations. They have high degree of anger management skills which further empowers their implosive personality trait.
5- They Mind Their Own Business: A lot of people have the habit of having serious curiosity about every other person's life. This habit causes them talk about people too much, spreading rumors and scattering false news in the society without any verification. Unlike those, ethical People do not interfere in others' lives unnecessarily; they mind their own business.. Ethical people understand the fact the character assassination is equally a great sin so they don't give attention to rumors and focus on crystal clear matters; and avoid peeping into others' personal matters.
6- They are Flexible & adaptable: The wise says, it is better to bend than to break. Ethical people possess a great deal of elasticity. They adapt themselves according to the situation. They don't stick to one mind set. Their continuous thought process enables them to change their minds easily in order to improve a situation without making it a matter of ego. They are not stubborn at all instead portray a flexible behavior in all kind of tough situations.


7- They Do not criticize: Too much criticism is the root of several social and professional problems. Ethical people do not criticize at first place. In case they need to condemn or criticize something they follow a positive methodology to approach the relevant person and advice in a way which doesn't hurt anyone and convey the message in an effective way.

Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:38 am (PST) . Posted by:

p_gopi_krishna

The Worship of the Divine Mother
Devi is synonymous with Sakti or the Divine Power that manifests, sustains and transforms the universe as the one unifying force of Existence. In fact, worship of Devi is not sectarian; it does not belong to any cult. By Devi or Sakti we mean the presupposition of all forms of existential power, the power of knowledge, of omniscience. These powers are the glorious attributes of God -- you may call Him Vishnu or Siva or as you like. In other words, Sakti is the very possibility of the Absolute's appearing as many, of God's causing this universe. Sakti and Sakta are one; the Power and the one who possesses the Power cannot be separated; God and Sakti are like fire and heat of fire.

Devi-worship or Sakti-worship is therefore worship of God's glory, of God's greatness and supremacy. It is adoration of the Almighty. It is unfortuante that Devi is misunderstood as a blood-thirsty Hindu-Goddess. No, Devi is not the property of the Hindu alone. Devi does not belong to any religion. Devi is the conscious power of the Deva. Let this never be forgotten. The words Devi, Sakti, etc., and the ideas of the different forms connected with these names are concessions given to the limitations of human knowledge, human comprehension. Bhagavan Sri Krishna says in the Gita, 'That is only My lower nature Sakti; beyond this is my higher nature, the Original Sakti, the life-principle which sustains this entire universe.'
-- Swami Sivananda --

Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:38 am (PST) . Posted by:

p_gopi_krishna

The People Born Between 1950 -1990
We, the people born between 1950-1989...are the blessed ones...
We are the awesome people... Our life is a living proof..........
While playing and riding bicycle, we never bothered to wear helmets.
After school time we played until its dusk but never watched t-world (TV) by locking up ourselves in a room.
We played only with our real friends, not with NET friends.
If we ever felt thirsty, we used to drink tap water but never searched for bottled water.
We never got ill even after sharing the same juice with four friends.
We were never put on weight even after eating plate full of sweets and rice everyday.
Nothing happened to our feet even after roaming bare foot.
We never used any health supplements to keep ourselves healthy.
We used to create our own toys and play with them.
Our parents were not rich, they never ran behind money and wealth. They just searched for and gave only love.. not any worldly materials.
We never used to share our emotions just by emoticons in
mobile phones.
We never had cellphones, DVDs, Play stations, X-Boxes, video games, Personal computers, internet, chat but we had many good friends.
We used to visit our friend's home uncalled and enjoyed food with them. We never had to call them and ask their permission to visit their home.
Loving people were near to us so our hearts and souls were happy. Hence we never required any insurance policy.
We may have been in Black and White photos but you can find good colourful memories in those photos.....
Last is the ultimate
We are a unique and the most understanding generation, because we are the last generation who listened to their parents
.....
and also the first which have to listen to their children.
We are not special, but
LIMITED EDITION.

Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:42 am (PST) . Posted by:

p_gopi_krishna

When You Thought I Wasn't Looking
A message written by a former child which every adult should read, because children are watching you and doing as you do, not as you say.
When you thought I wasn't looking , I saw you feed a stray cat, and I learned that it was good to be kind to animals.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you make my favorite cake for me and I learned that the little things can be the special things in life.
When you thought I wasn't looking;I heard you say a prayer, and I knew there is God I could always talk to and I learned to trust in God.
When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you make a meal and take it to a friend who was sick, and I learned that we all have to help take care of each other.
When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you give of your time and money to help people who had nothing and I learned that those who have something should give to those who don't.
When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you take care of our house and everyone in it and I learned we have to take care of what we are given.
When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw how you handled your responsibilities, even when you didn't feel good and I learned that I would have to be responsible when I grow up.
When you thought I wasn't looking, ;I saw tears come from your eyes and I learned that sometimes things hurt, but it's all right to cry.
When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw that you cared and I wanted to be everything that I could be. When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you put your arms around your parents and give them a loving hug, and knew that I should also respect, love and care for my parents.
When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you sitting by my Dad's bed all night when he was very ill, just holding his hand, and knew that I must care for my family, love and protect them.
When you thought I wasn't looking, I learned most of life's lessons that I need to know to be a good and productive person when I grow up.
When you thought I wasn't looking, I looked at you and wanted to say, 'Thanks for all the things I saw when you thought I wasn't looking.'
LITTLE EYES SEE A LOT !
Each of us (parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, teacher or friend) influence the life of a child. How will you touch the life of someone today?
Junaid Tahir

Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:43 am (PST) . Posted by:

p_gopi_krishna

Reactive and Response Modes
In life, we have essentially two psychological modes that we are in most of the time: reactive and responsive. The reactive mode is the one that feels stressful. In it, we feel pressured and are quick to judge. We lose perspective and take things personally. We're annoyed, bothered, and frustrated.
Needless to say, our judgment and decision making capacity is severely impaired when we are in a reactive state of mind. We make quick decisions that we often regret. We annoy other people and tend to bring out the worst in them. When an opportunity knocks, we are usually too overwhelmed or frustrated to see it. If we do see it, we're usually overly critical and negative.

The responsive mode, on the other hand, is our most relaxed state of mind. Being responsive suggests that we have our bearings. We see the bigger picture and take things less personally. Rather than being rigid and stubborn, we are flexible and calm. In the responsive mode, we are at our best. We bring out the best in others and solve problems gracefully. When an opportunity comes our way, our mind is open. We are receptive to new ideas.
Once you are aware of these two drastically different modes of being. You will begin to notice which one you are in. You'll also notice the predictability of your behavior and feelings when you are in each mode. You'll observe yourself being irrational and negative in your reactive mode and calm and wise in your responsive state of mind.
Junaid Tahir

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