Thursday, February 26, 2009

This Is The Moment...

The Power of Smile...

Hearing God's Whispers...

Cultivating Well Being...

Good Humour Tonic...

The Source of Joy...

The Strengthened Soul...

The Pearl...

Saved by Hope...

Have Patience...

Modes of worship

There are four stages in the spiritual journey of a saadhak (seeker after God).

"The first is karmakaand - doing good deeds such as those prescribed in the religious books of all the religions of the world.

"The second is upaasana - following the spiritual path under the advice and guidance of a true Master, controlling the mind the senses and devoting oneself to meditation and spiritual practices.

"The third is bhakti - becoming so thoroughly saturated with the all-consuming love of God as to care for nothing but him. All thoughts of the world and of worldly objects leave the mind. The five passions become subdued. Mind and senses are brought under control. All hankering after the pleasures of the world and for sensual enjoyments dies or fades away.

The fourth is gyaan - knowing the Truth and Reality and becoming one with the Lord.

Pure virtuous 'living' is very essential for God-realization, but something more also is needed. If a person goes on washing and cleaning dishes and plates all the day long and then arranges them beautifully on the table but does not put anything in them to eat, will his hunger be satisfied? Leading a pure life of service is just like cleansing the utensils. It purifies the mind and makes it fit for ascent to higher regions. But this removing of dirt from the mind is not the be-all and end-all of life.

Osho Speaks Part-23

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

13 things about you

1. Someone in this world Loves you , in some way.

2. A smile from you, can bring happiness to anyone, even if they don't like you.

3. Every night, SOMEONE thinks about you before they go to sleep.

4. You mean the world to someone.

5. Without you , someone may not be living.

6. You are special and unique, in your own way.

7. Someone that you don't know even exists, loves you.

8. When you make the biggest mistake ever, something good comes from it.

9. When you think the world has turned it's back on you, take a look, you most likely turned your back on the world.

10. When you think you have no chance at getting what you want, you probably won't get it, but if you believe in yourself, you probably sooner or later will get it.

11.Always remember complements you received, forget about the rude remarks.

12.Always tell someone how you feel about them, you will feel much better when they know.

13 If you have a great friend, take the time to let them know that they are great. If you choose, send this letter to as many people as you care about, you'll brighten up someone's day, and might change their perspective on life, for the better!


It's in Every One of Us

Gazing into the eyes of the many people you will meet in this five-minute journey, you cannot help but open your heart to the beauty within every one of us. This inspiring video is a reminder that each person we meet carries a spark of joy within. When we find ourselves having difficulty with someone in our lives, let us do our best to to remember the beauty and joy that is always there, even when it is not be apparent on the surface.

Inspirational Wisdom Buddha Part-57

Friday, February 13, 2009

Father and Son-A Real Life Love Story

Father and Son
A Real-Life Love Story

Every once in awhile someone sends us a story that's so beautiful we are forever changed by it. This is one of those stories.

It started in Winchester, Massachusetts, 43 years ago, when Rick Hoyt was born.
Somehow his umbilical cord became wrapped around his neck, leaving him brain-damaged and unable to control his limbs.

The doctors told Rick's parents that he would be a vegetable for the rest of his life. But Dick Hoyt, Rick's father, didn't believe it. He noticed the way Rick's eyes followed him around the room.

When Rick was 11 they took him to the engineering department at Tufts University and asked if there was anything to help the boy communicate. "No way,'' Dick says he was told. "There's nothing going on in his brain.''

"Tell him a joke,'' Dick countered. They did. Rick laughed.

Turns out a lot was going on in his brain. Rigged up with a computer that allowed him to control the cursor by touching a switch with the side of his head, Rick was finally able to communicate. First words? "Go Bruins!''

And after a high school classmate was paralyzed in an accident and the school organized a charity run for him, Rick pecked out, "Dad, I want to do that.''

Yeah, right. How was Dick, a self-described "porker'' who never ran more than a mile at a time, going to push his son five miles? Still, he tried. "Then it was me who was handicapped,'' Dick says. "I was sore for two weeks.''

That day changed Rick's life. "Dad,'' he typed, "when we were
running, it felt like I wasn't disabled anymore!''

And that sentence changed Dick's life. He became obsessed with giving Rick that feeling as often as he could. He got into such hard-belly shape that he and Rick were ready to try the 1979 Boston Marathon.

"No way,'' Dick was told by a race official. The Hoyt's weren't quite a single runner, and they weren't quite a wheelchair competitor. So, for the first few years, Dick and Rick just joined the massive field and ran anyway.

Later, they would find a way to get into the race officially: In 1983 they ran another marathon so fast they made the qualifying time for Boston the following year.

Then somebody said, "Hey, Dick, why not a triathlon?''

How's a guy who never learned to swim and hadn't ridden a bike since he was six going to haul his 110-pound kid through a triathlon?

Still, Dick tried.

Now they've done 212 triathlons, including four grueling 15-hour Ironman Competitions in Hawaii.

This year, at ages 65 and 43, Dick and Rick finished their 24th Boston Marathon, in 5,083rd place out of more than 20,000 starters. Their best time? Two hours, 40 minutes in 1992 - only 35 minutes off the world record, which, in case you don't keep track of these things, happens to be held by a guy who was not pushing another man in a wheelchair at the time.

But to really appreciate the greatness of this love story, you have to watch the following video... presented here...

(And be prepared to be inspired! ;-)


Willpower Or Sankalapa

As for determination, one should follow the example of the sparrow who lost her eggs in the waves of the ocean. A sparrow laid her eggs on the shore of the ocean, but the big ocean carried away the eggs on its waves. The sparrow became very upset and asked the ocean to return her eggs. The ocean did not even consider her appeal. So the sparrow decided to dry up the ocean. She began to pick out the water in her small beak, and everyone laughed at her for her impossible determination. The news of her activity spread, and at last Garuda, the gigantic bird carrier of Lord Vishnu, heard it. He became compassionate toward his small sister bird, and so he came to see the sparrow. Garuda was very pleased by the determination of the small sparrow, and he promised to help. Thus Garuda at once asked the ocean to return her eggs lest he himself take up the work of the sparrow. The ocean was frightened at this, and returned the eggs. Thus the sparrow became happy by the grace of Garuda.

Similarly, the practice of yoga, especially bhakti-yoga in Krishna consciousness, may appear to be a very difficult job. But if anyone follows the principles with great determination, the Lord will surely help, for God helps those who help themselves -Swami Prabhupada A strong personal will or sankalpa is of definite assistance in finding God as love. It takes will power to feel compassion, love, tenderness, and tolerance for others when you may think otherwise. When you individually exercise your will power to consistently express love, you grow spiritually. You put yourself directly on the universal path of the heart, the path of love - Premaji “The greater the will, the greater the flow of energy. Will power actually generates energy in the body and brain. People who succeed in life, not only have an abundance of energy and enthusiastic awareness, but dynamic will power as well"

- Paramhansa Yogananda
Aseem Kaistha
It's your attitude and not your aptitude that determines your altitude.