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"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him."

Swami Chinmayananda (1917-1993), Vedantist writer, lecturer and Hindu renaissance founder of Chinmaya Mission International


You may turn your bones to fuel, your flesh to meat, letting them roast and sizzle in the gold-red blaze of severe austerities. But unless your heart melts in love's sweet ecstacy, you never can possess my Lord Siva, my treasure-trove. Tirumantiram Verse 272

Love me when I least deserve it, because that's when I really need it. Swedish proverb

A little Hindu boy was afraid of the dark. One night his mother told him to go outside and bring in the cow from the field. The little boy turned to his mother and said, "Amma, I don't want to go out there. It's dark." The mother smiled reassuringly at her son. "You don't have to be afraid of the dark," she explained. "God is out there. He will look after you and protect you." The boy peered at his mother intently and asked, "Are you sure He's out there?" "Yes, I'm sure," she answered. "He is everywhere, and He is always ready to help you when you need Him." The boy thought for a minute and then went to the back door and opened it slightly. Peeking out into the darkness, he called, "God? If you're out there, would you please bring in the cow?"

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them; That's the essence of inhumanity. George Bernard Shaw, (1856-1950) famous writer

Year Two Thousand=A Year To Shut Down
A Y2K Anagram(two phrases that use the same characters)

Does killing time damage eternity?

During the puja rituals, the deity is believed to symbolically consume the food. In doing so, His or Her sacred energy seeps into the flowers and the remaining food, transforming them with vibrant divine power. Stephen Huyler, from his latest book, Meeting God: Elements of Hindu Devotion

You can tell more about a person from what he says about others than what others say about him..

Did You Know?
Cremation Is Gaining Ground

In some ways, the more modern we get, the more like ancient India we become. Cremations, for example, have become the biggest trend in funerals in North America. In 1963, only three percent of funerals in the US involved cremation. Today this efficient means of dispensing our Earthly remains has become the exit of choice in almost one quarter of American deaths. It is also rapidly becoming the popular option in Canada, where the funeral industry predicts that the cremation rate will reach 45 percent another decade. Cremation is far simpler than burial, uses less land, is environmentally friendly and much cheaper. Hindus also believe that burning the physical body after death releases the soul more swiftly from the physical plane, enabling it to continue more naturally in its spiritual evolution.


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