I found this article and it really touched my heart. If we open our eyes we can do so much for other people....
I am sure this article gives a great inspiration.
In the Ashram where I live - here in Penukonda South- India - is also a lot of charity running.
Some friends of mine also created a Trust in India to help the needy children in Bangalore, a bigger city just 3 hours away from Penukonda.
Feeding The Destitute
Krishnan's mission, in Madurai, Tamil… Continue
Added by maryse on July 29, 2009 at 6:59am —
who is driver of our body
who is creator of our thoughts
does expectation bring happiness or expectation is the way to unhappiness amit
are we becoming slave to materialism.in summers we cant live without aircondition and in winters cant survive with heaters.we need money to enjoy life.our body is becoming more and more dependant on external things.whats all this
Are we afraid of death.
whats source of… Continue
Added by amit on July 27, 2009 at 11:00pm —
Namaste to all,
After a very busy official schedule i am back to my own world with all my thought forms bubbling and eager to be discussed here with all the enlightened souls........
The first lesson that we are made to learn on the path of oneness with divine or life is "Suffer in Silence". The great saints and the masters have always… Continue
Added by Rohit Sharma on July 27, 2009 at 1:05pm —
"It is a lesson which all history teaches the wise, to put trust in ideas, and not in circumstances" -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Lack of money is no obstacle. Lack of an idea is an obstacle.” -- Ken Hakuta
"Take all the training you can get; one good idea is all you need to save yourself years of hard work." -- Brian Tracy
"The Bible says, ‘If you wish to find, you must search.’ I believe that is true, rarely does a good idea interrupt you." -- Jim… Continue
Added by Pravin Kumar on July 27, 2009 at 12:18pm —
God is an invisible Parent
And Parents are the Visible God
So if you make the visible God happy
automatically the invisible God become happy
God is with you
As I lay awake at night
Everything is quiet and still
I think about the day¿s events
And how my life is filled
My family is important to me
I love them all so much
Added by Pravin Kumar on July 27, 2009 at 12:16pm —
THE TWO CHOICES WE FACE
by Jim Rohn
Each of us has two distinct choices to make about what we will do with our lives. The first choice we can make is to be less than we have the capacity to be. To earn less. To have less. To read less and think less. To try less and discipline ourselves less. These are the choices that lead to an empty life. These are the choices that, once made, lead to a life of constant apprehension instead of a life of wondrous anticipation.
And the… Continue
Added by Pravin Kumar on July 27, 2009 at 12:08pm —
WHAT IS SUCCESS?
by John Fleming
(excerpted from the foreword to The One Course)
As a young man, my first serious goal in life was to become an architect. I studied at one of the finest and most notable engineering schools in the country, the Illinois Institute of Technology, and was then able to gain employment in the office of Mies van der Rohe, one of the most recognized and distinguished architects of our time.
I thought that I was on my way to success. There I… Continue
Added by Pravin Kumar on July 27, 2009 at 12:07pm —
Happiness is a thing to be practiced, like the violin.
I kept seeing my father, suitcase in hand, his back towards me as he left through the front door. He left as though it were just another day and he would be back in a few minutes. But, he wouldn't be back. It amazed me how he had left us so easily, without a thought, without so much as a backward glance.
Where do you go to fix a heart that has been so ruthlessly destroyed? Now, I understood all those… Continue
Added by Pravin Kumar on July 24, 2009 at 11:10am —
The Ultimate Landlord
From Chicken Soup for the Soul: Tough Times, Tough People
By Karen R. Kilby
Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible and receives the impossible.
Another beautiful day in paradise, I thought, as I sipped my morning cup of coffee. It felt so good to be back. I had missed living in the warmth of the Florida sun and was anxious to sink my toes into the sugar white sands of the beach and never leave again. As I took… Continue
Added by Pravin Kumar on July 24, 2009 at 11:05am —
Harder on the Patient or the Spouse?
From Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Cancer Book
By Marc Silver
When my wife was diagnosed with breast cancer, it was hard on her. And it was hard on me. So who had it worse? That may seem an absurd question, yet I've heard more than a few breast cancer survivors proclaim, "It's harder on my husband than it is on me." Let me give you my perspective.
In 2001, my wife was diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer--a lump in each… Continue
Added by Pravin Kumar on July 24, 2009 at 11:04am —
Eat Dessert First
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Wisdom of Dads
By Judith Marks-White
The love we give away is the only love we keep...
My father had his own way of imparting wisdom. He handed down stylish phrases when I least expected it. They burst forth suddenly and always came as a surprise.
One hot July Saturday morning, when I was a little girl, my dad asked me to join him for lunch. This particular day, it was just the two of… Continue
Added by Pravin Kumar on July 24, 2009 at 11:02am —
YOUR BRAIN IS THE GREATEST COMPUTER EVER CREATED
by Ron White
Have you ever walked into a room and couldn't remember what you went there for? Have you ever grasped the hand of a potential client and then when the handshake broke, the name seemed to disappear from your memory? Or have you ever left a prospect and as you drove away remembered a key point that you should have shared with them?
Of course you have... we all have.… Continue
Added by Pravin Kumar on July 24, 2009 at 11:01am —
Anger, that toxic emotion. You can't just ignore it. You'll feel better if you let it go.
"I decided to get to the root of my anger, so I started writing journals. I would write down why I was angry and keep on writing until I felt some relief. It certainly took a lot of anger out of my life."
Let It Go
"In the end, it boils down to simply realizing that once the situation that sparked the anger is in the past, I truly have to let it go. That is where I rely on… Continue
Added by Pravin Kumar on July 24, 2009 at 10:54am —
THE QUALITY LIFE
by Stephen Covey
The secret life is the key to a quality life and that in turn is the key to a quality culture, products, and services. Once in New York City, I attended the Broadway play, The Secret Garden. The play was particularly poignant for me that evening because my mother had just died.
The Tony Award winning musical is the story of a young girl whose mother and father die of cholera in India as the play begins. She is sent to live with her… Continue
Added by Pravin Kumar on July 24, 2009 at 10:52am —
To realize how cluttered you have become, simply look around you at everything that you have collected throughout your years. We guaranteed you will be amazed. The ancient spiritual masters say that humans have digressed from being hunters and gatherers to simple being gatherers - of unnecessary things, thoughts, beliefs and emotions.
All this extra 'stuff' that we seem to gather around us is actually quite unnecessary for our… Continue
Added by Tayira on July 20, 2009 at 2:57am —
"The Creator gathered all of Creation and said, "I want to hide something from the humans until they are ready for it. It is the realization that they create their own reality."
The eagle said, "Give it to me, I will take it to the moon."
The Creator said, "No. One day they will go there and find it."
The salmon said, "I will bury it on the bottom of the ocean."
"No. They will go there too."
The buffalo said, "I will bury it on the Great Plains."
The Creator… Continue
Added by Chetana on July 19, 2009 at 2:00pm —
Om shanti dear bro and sis all around the globe,
i would like to share my experiences encountered lately as below:
Had not been reading any of my emails for past few days/nights due to spasm of my spine, pelvis, neck and shoulders for more than 2 weeks. Only managed to wake up in time 2go2 work in the afternoon from 2p.m. to 9p.m. for survival sake and back home to rest this sickly body so that i can continue to face another day.
i went to the "Traditional… Continue
Added by Dorothy Lim on July 18, 2009 at 8:26pm —
We have to recognise that we are instruments of the Divine. He acts through us to bring 'Sathyam, Sivam,Sundaram' to Mankind. Service to Mankind is Service to God. Lets not reason or apply logic as to who of the needy should we serve. Nishkama Karma is the performing of service without wish or love of a return favour.
Added by Jaya Jayachandra on July 18, 2009 at 1:03pm —
An old monk prayed many years for a vision from God to strengthen his faith, but it never came. He had almost given up hope when, one day, a vision appeared. The old monk was overjoyed. But then, right in the middle of the vision, the monastery bell rang. The ringing of the bell meant it was time to feed the poor who gathered daily at the monastery gate. And it was the old monk's turn to feed them. If he failed to show up with food, the poor people would leave quietly, thinking the monastery… Continue
Added by Chetana on July 17, 2009 at 1:01pm —
In ancient times, a king had a boulder placed on a roadway. Then he hid himself and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the king's wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it. Many loudly blamed the king for not keeping the roads clear, but none did anything about getting the stone out of the way. Then a peasant came along carrying a load of vegetables. On approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the stone to… Continue
Added by Chetana on July 16, 2009 at 3:13pm —