Sunday, 31 August 2014

Corpse Flower (Amorphophallus titanum) has one of the largest and stinkiest flowers of the plant kingdom. One bloom even reached almost nine feet tall! What a big stinker.Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria, German

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Will coming events in your emotional life bring you peace, comfort, security and love? Will they bring you tender reassurance? Will they awaken your enthusiasm for adventure and excitement? Will they heighten your appreciation of all that is wonderful in this world? Well, of course, if that's what you allow them to do. People don't really have the power to give such experiences to us or to take them from us. We have that power all for ourselves. If you are willing now to look for life's deeper magic, you will see plenty.Whatever the purpose of life may be, it certainly can't be efficiency. We live in a world where everything takes longer than it needs to. Like sheep or horses we could start walking within hours of arrival. We could just get here in the morning, do whatever we need to do and be gone by teatime. Although, in one way... when you look back, it does all seem to have passed in the blink of an eye. Don't be too impatient for change in your emotional life. The past is catching up with the future. Let it take its time.

सारी उम्र आँखों में एक सपना याद रहा, 
सदियाँ बीत गयी पर वो लम्हा याद रहा,
 न जाने क्या बात थी उन मे और हम मे,
 सारी महफिल भूल गए बस वही एक चेहरा याद रहा"
'If you can't stand the heat,' they say, 'you should get out of the kitchen.' That's such hard and heartless advice. What if you are supposed to be the cook? What if you are hungry and on a special diet involving meals that only you can prepare for yourself? What if you are in that kitchen only because somebody else needs you to be in there and they won't get fed unless you put in your effort? You are where you are, because it is where you need to be. But you can still open a window and turn on a fan.

Friday, 29 August 2014

Humans love to interact with nature. We appreciate plants and animals. We stare at the sea in awe. We watch the wind with wonder. Yet we are strangely shy of many aspects of ourselves that are basic and biological, and which remind us of our position as natural creatures. Perhaps this is one reason why we sometimes end up in such unnaturally unhappy states. Events increase your chance of gaining a greater sense of belonging to (and being a part of) a wider world. Don't be ashamed of all your instincts. 
We want everything forever.That is root cause of our sufferings.Yogi is who has trained himself to keep balance at every stage of life. Hence any condition or death which upset us can be removed Every day, at thousands of shores across hundreds of lands, the tide rolls in and then, some while later, it rolls back out again. Think of how much effort it could save if it just stayed in the same place. And if it is merely doing this in the hope that it will help to teach us a lesson about how all things must come and go, well, you would think that by now we'd have got the message. The big question for you, is not, 'why is something happening?' But, 'can you turn your knowledge of a natural sequence to your advantage?'

Tomorrow has not been cancelled due to lack of interest. Nor have we humans had it forfeited from us by some disapproving cosmic entity. Tomorrow is on its way and, contrary to the popular misconception, it will come. Will you be ready for it? Will you embrace it with enthusiasm and accept it as the generous gift from a benign universe that it undoubtedly, actually, is? Think good thoughts about the possibilities that await you. You will yet find that your positive expectations are justified. 
 'As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.' Many experts on New Age philosophy cite this piece as the origin of all modern discussion about the so-called 'law of attraction'. If they are correct, there is nothing very new about the New Age.  I found a fascinating fact. B.B. King, now nearly a nonagenarian, wrote, Every Day I Have the Blues. Perhaps this has increased his lifespan. But then, you don't need to be disconsolate - even for health purposes! You have already got enough bones of contention to keep you going.The Bible itself endorses the idea that we can create our own reality. Without doubt, we have that ability.
Skógafoss,a waterfall

Beauty of Venice, Italy