Monday, November 7, 2016

Picking up the threads

Picking up the threads 
 I blend my thoughts 
 I weave my nest ,
and the peace within me 
takes some rest .
My propensity 
to live and cherish 
give colours to my identity,
 as I close my eyes ,
smiles my destiny ,
the bliss 
unveils the exhaltation
and satiates my quest  !! 



Thursday, June 23, 2016

Betterment...!!

From 'Vedanta' by  A Parthasarathy...!!



''Social  service  is indeed  a noble trait but not  at  the  expense  of developing social  consciousness among people.Every  human  being  must  be  educated in the spirit  of social  consciousness.That is to empathise ,serve ,share and harmonise  with  fellow beings .The concept of social conciousness ought to be introduced at the level of primary schools for children to grow with that noble trait .And families practice it in their homes from the very beginning .Charity begins at home .When the spirit of social conciousness prevails in a community there will be no need for social services.''


Friday, March 4, 2016

be within us !!

A glow  so bright within us ....
A power so staunch within us ...
A glee so obvious within  us ..
A thread that keeps us all intact ...
O God ....light the world and be within us !!

Monday, December 28, 2015

Compassion is a simple way of moving through the world with respect for all beings. It is about practicing acceptance, concern and understanding for others, with the realization that whatever we do for someone else helps us grow as spiritual beings.
Here are seven thoughts from notable spiritual teachers on the power of compassion to break down barriers and help us unfold our hearts:
  1. “Compassion is a muscle that gets stronger with use.” (Gandhi)
    The works we do for one another determine our true strength.
  2. “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” (Plato)
    Compassion is most worthwhile when it becomes most difficult to practice.
  3. “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.” (14th Dalai Lama)
    Never doubt the impact of one person’s goodness to affect greater change.
  4. “I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.” (Lao Tzu)
    Kindness can be learned. Compassion can be taught. It’s never too late to study.
  5. “I would rather feel compassion than know the meaning of it. I would hope to act with compassion without thinking of personal gain.” (Thomas Aquinas)
    Compassion helps the give perhaps more than the recipient.
  6. “I vow to live fully in each moment and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion.” (Thich Nhat Hanh)
    Acceptance is the first component of universal compassion and respect for all life.
  7. “If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” (Buddha)
    Do not forget to treat yourself with the same love and patience you show others.
Not all of us can be world-renowned spiritual teachers… and that’s okay! We too can grow closer to universal love through small acts of goodness every day.


Friday, January 31, 2014

Every cloud has a silver lining ....!!

The gift of music

RECENTLY I got an opportunity to teach Indian classical music in the Temple of Fine Arts at Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.
One of my students was a special needs child. His mother told me that when her son was born with his brain not fully developed.
She said: “We had no option but to accept the fact. But gradually realised that with music, his activities were enhanced.
“It was very clear that he responded to the music. With this we helped him understand other things as well and thus began his education through music.”
I was amazed to hear this.
The next day my teaching began with the young teenage boy and I was able to identify his spheres of under-development.
If I talked to him on topics other than music, he would bring me back to music and say ‘Shall we sing?’ I was really surprised to see his devotion towards music.
When I taught him a song, he did not remember the words but copied the tune immediately.
Obsessed by what I had seen and experienced, I came back home and started reading the history of Indian classical music.
The Hindu philosophy points to the continuous rhythm in nature.
The rain cycle, the cycle of seasons, the motion of the sun and the stars and the working of our own bodies.
As if they all are singing the praise of the creator – they all are doing ‘Sama Gaan’.
As if God is breathing life in the universe through music.
It is through the music, human consciousness can be awakened to a degree which allows one to understand the eternal essence of the universe and hence connect us to the Omnipresent.
Through the music and my teaching of that special needs child, I felt the presence of the Almighty.
All of us are bestowed with rare qualities, only thing is, we don’t identify them and somehow just get involved in our worldly life, too busy to note the very treasurers we hold inside us.



EVERY CLOUD HAS A SILVER LINING !!
Anupama Tripathi, Hindu Guest from India (Vedic Organisation For Indian Culture and Education)

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Glittering ...
I see  the spark ...........
in the  eyes of the earth ......!!

The sun shines ....
and ...
Hope is bright ...!!
as bright as the red colour .....
mind's paradigm ......
stretch your hands ......
widen your horizon ....
and ...with a bright hope ....
Go ahead .....
TREAD THE PATH OF LIFE .....IN PURSUIT OF HAPPIENESS .....!!!