Saturday, July 28, 2007

post 15

Death is like a mirror in which the true meaning of life is reflected.

The biggest problem for humanity, not only on a global level, but even for individuals, is misunderstanding.

Sogyal Rinpoche

post 15

The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr.

The strong man is not the good wrestler; the strong man is only the one who controls himself when he is angry.

Do not consider any act of kindness insignificant, even meeting your brother with a cheerful face.

A man's true wealth here after is the good he does in this world to his fellow man.


post 14

One hour's meditation on the work of the Creator is better than seventy years of prayer.

post 13

The most exquisite paradox… as soon as you give it all up, you can have it all. As long as you want power, you can't have it. The minute you don't want power, you'll have more than you ever dreamed possible.
Ram Dass

Post 12

Sometimes it can seem that every corner of our media-drenched society is sending an unmistakable message to our children and us: shed your dignity, exploit yourself and others, and you'll be on the path to glory.
Shmuley BoTeach

post 11

Love is as strong as death, as hard as hell...

Mesiter eckhart

Post no 10

To seek God by rituals is to get the ritual and lose God in the process, for he hides behind it.
Meister Eckhart

Post no 9

The spiritual life does not remove us from the world but leads us deeper into it.
Henri J. M. Nouwen

Post 8

The three creations.

According to many philosophers God was a human creation so as to rule over the world.
Religion was also made to continue the order established by the God.Throw in a hell and torture,peace ,love and heaven and we have created all the world religions.Lets add to this mixture some objections to women and now its perfect.As men rule woman get tortured.
The third worst creation which humans created is time.Once it is created its like a sin we can never repent over.We have opened the channels of anxiety,punctuality and worry.Past and future torture us for ever.

Post 7

When I was young I thought I could attain any thing
Everything was there and impossible it never seemed
I was like a king without an empire
Now that I am old
I am chained to my very illusion
That everything is out of my reach
And my empire has no king

Post 6

My loneliness is the only thing I own.
It costs me nothing
But takes away everything

Post 5

Body has always been something which we should be disgusted of.Most of the religions propagate this idea.There are also strict laws which say that a woman is a unholy body which should be kept away.Our body is the temple of the soul.Our identification based on various things assocaited with how better we are (or worser we are ) can give rise to a problem.The body itself is a wonderful machine and if taken care of can only make our lives better.

Post 4

The very fact that our own morals values makes us superior may be the cause for all the discrimination.

3 rd post

One of the most important things to do when you are trying to solve poverty is - not become a part of it.
Become the solution not the problem itself.

2nd post

In India people believe in the theory of Karma.We deserve what we truly get.On one side there is a rosy picture which gives a image of doing good deeds and enjoying the good fruits in the future.Doing bad deeds and suffer for eternity.This is not very different to the western philosophy of heaven and hell.Torture and worship somehow went hand in hand.

1post ..

What is the use of charity?
If everyone took responsiblity for their own actions then will charity exist...

Money is used as a big motivation for everything.Every thing around the world seems to revolve around that.Even charity seems to revolve around that.Money is a shortform for the service and the goods we offer the society..There are no free lunches..Why should I give away what I earned ???

Friday, July 13, 2007

The mind-soul connection

May be during some calamity or under some joyous occasion we feel so connected with our inner self.We feel one with pain/happiness that we live in the moment.But in everyday life this is very difficult to achieve until we put some effort in that direction.One of the easiest ways to achieve it is through silence.To make ourselves still is very difficult.Speaking from my personal experience as a music addict, I felt it very difficult to survive without music.
But after few days of silence,your mind accepts it ...No complaints !!!

One of the reasons for me to ban music for some time was each song with words and meanings gives rise to a emotion deep within me.This emotion got through music changes the emotions which we have without the stimulation.The same goes for movies and people who can destroy your inner stillness.I don't say that we start differentiating and go and live in an island.But when we cultivate silence for some time external factors wont affect you.You become immune.But as long as you are cultivating it sometimes it is of great help to reduce the noise in our lives.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Blogging for Charity...

This is the second year I am going to blog for charity.I have to blog a whole day ...48 posts post every half an hour..The menu is going to be spirutual and philosophical posts ..
[which can induce sleep to anyone who is not interested :)]

Donations can be done through this link...

From the list the "hturt" blog and pledge the money which has to be donated.If I successfully blog for 24 hours on July 28 then the money should be paid directly to the charity "Freedom From Hunger" for which I am blogging.
All currencies and cash are accepted.

I hope I can make a difference...

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Our own intentions

Where does kindness come from?

From our hearts or from our egoic self centeredness.Many people get into all kind of charity acts or kindness acts so that they can feel good about themselves.When we work from the egoic self our act of kindness is a selfish act which gives it an air of superiority.I have seen people do that the end they become more proud instead of kind.

Lets be more cautious when we work with people who are suffering more than us.Help should come out because we are equal and there is a common divinity which flows through all of us.

Kindness gets transformed into humility through which life gives us more chances to serve and help.