Friday, July 18, 2008

Research shows vegetarians smell better

Maneka GandhiStudies show flesh-eaters have foul body odourI will not sit at a table with dead bodies or people eating them. By now this is so well known that internal airlines never even ask what meal preference I have and no stranger sitting next to me orders meat. I cannot bear the smell or the look of meat. I cannot bear the smell of the person who eats it. I am not the only one who believes that vegetarians and non-vegetarians have a different smell. The smell of meat oozes through the pores and becomes a rich rancid sweat which fouls the air around it as soon as the temperature rises. I suppose people who do not eat garlic an d onions feel the same way about the odour of people who do. Do vegetarians really smell better? Anthropologists at Charles University, Czech Republic, decided in 2006 to study the effects of diet on body odour "attractiveness" . More specifically, they wanted to find out if women prefer the body odour of men fed a vegetarian or a non-vegetarian diet. The result? The researchers found that women judged the body odour of men fed a vegetarian diet to be "significantly more attractive, more pleasant, and less intense". This is what their published study says, " Axillary body odour is individually specific and potentially a rich source of information about its producer. Odour individuality partly results from genetic individuality, but the influence of ecological factors such as eating habits are another main source of odor variability. We tested the effect of red meat consumption on body odor attractiveness. Seventeen male odour donors were on 'meat' or 'non-meat' diet for two weeks wearing axillary pads to collect body odor during the final 24 hours of the diet. Fresh odour samples were assessed for their pleasantness, attractiveness, masculinity, and intensity by 30 women. We repeated the same procedure a month later with the same odour donors, each on the opposite diet than before. Results of repeated measures analysis of variance showed that the odour of donors when on the nonmeat diet was judged as significantly more attractive, more pleasant, and less intense.This suggests that red meat consumption has a negative impact on perceived body odour." After all -- if you eat something that you cannot eat raw because it stinks, what do you expect the outcome to be ? While apples or peas or grain can be directly taken off the plant and eaten, can you wring a chicken's neck and then bite into it? If you could then why does meat take so long to cook and so many spices and herbs to hide the taste? Even the thickest skinned vegetables can be eaten after simply steaming them with no seasoning -- can you do the same with meat? You are what you eat, in more ways than one. Your food affects your body greatly, from the energy you get, to your mood, to the smell your body produces. To test this concept, eat a piece of raw garlic, wait a few hours and gauge the resulting odours emanating from inside and outside your body. Moving on to a simple vegetarian vs non-vegetarian example, heat your oven to 98.6 degrees and place a tomato and a piece of meat in it. Check back in a few hours to compare the rate of decay and the resulting smells. If it smells horrible in the open do you think it will smell less horrible inside your body. After all meat decays very fast wherever it is. Why do people not eat non-vegetarian animals -- not because it is difficult to catch them. For centuries catching, herding and killing has been simple. It is because their meat stinks. The meat of the herbivore is, in comparison, far more edible, smellwise. Even the smell of a pig's meat an animal that the pork industry feeds nothing but decaying vegetable matter, tastes better. If the tiger's meat stinks, can you imagine the stench that your flesh emits ? Informal polls and interviews generally result in the concession that when it comes to body odours, vegetarians usually win. Across the Net there are thousands of views by people on the link between the smell of the body and food. "My friend has quite strong body odour, but after she became full vegan, the smell has got lighter. At least when I sit next to her, I feel more comfortable. " "The first time I reacted to smell was in a public bus. It was a very hot afternoon, I was in an air-con bus. A man boarded the bus and his body was full of perspiration. He stood next to my seat and raised his hand to hold the hanger of the bus. I nearly fainted from the smell of his body which smelt of mutton. As the smell was really strong, I endured it for only about three stops, then got off of the bus and waited for the next one." "If one is sensitive to smell, it is really difficult for him/her to live with a non-vegetarian person. One has to endure the smell fromthe meat during washing and cooking along with the smell on the person." Last year, on the Howard Stern TV talk show, he had a guest who claimed he could always smell the difference between vegetarian women and carnivores. They brought out six or seven women and this guest proceeded to pick out the three vegetarians among them solely by "smelling them". The smell that a person has often affects their future. Do you think that someone with an offensive odour would not be shunned at work or even be given the job at any interview. I avoid, as most people do, people who smell strongly -- and I have yet to come across a vegetarian who does that, even if they are curry eaters! If you're one of those that is still thinking about whether to go vegetarian, do so now because you will smell better. Do it because knowing that will boost your confidence and self-esteem. -- To join the animal welfare movement write to gandhim@nic. in

5 Great Lessons

First Important Lesson - Cleaning Lady.During my second month of college, our professor gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions until I read the last one: "What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?"Surely this was some kind of joke. I had seen the cleaning woman several times. She was tall, dark-haired and in her 50s, but how would I know her name? I handed in my paper, leaving the last question blank.Just before class ended, one student asked if the last question would count toward our quiz grade."Absolutely, " said the professor. "In your careers, you will meet many people. All are significant. They deserve your attention and care, even if all you do is smile and say "hello." I've never forgotten that lesson. I also learned her name was Dorothy. 2. - Second Important Lesson - Pickup in the Rain One night, at 11:30 p.m., an older African American woman was standing on the side of an Alabama highway trying to endure a lashing rainstorm. Her car had broken down andshe desperately needed a ride. Soaking wet, she decided to flag down the next car. A young white man stopped to help her, generally unheard of in those conflict-filled 1960s.The man took her to safety, helped her get assistance and put her into a taxicab. She seemed to be in a big hurry, but wrote down his address and thanked him. Seven days went by and a knock came on the man's door.To his surprise, a giant console colour TV was delivered to his home. A special note was attached. It read: "Thank you so much for assisting me on the highway the other night. The rain drenched not only my clothes, but also my spirits. Then you came along. Because of you, I was able to make it to my dying husband's bedside just before he passed away... God bless you for helping me and unselfishly serving others." Sincerely, Mrs. Nat King Cole. 3 - Third Important Lesson - Always remember those who serve. In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less, a 10-year-old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in front of him. "How much is an ice cream sundae?" he asked."Fifty cents," replied the waitress.The little boy pulled is hand out of his pocket and studied the coins in it."Well, how much is a plain dish of ice cream?" he inquired. By now more people were waiting for a table and the waitress was growing impatient."Thirty-five cents," she brusquely replied. The little boy again counted his coins. "I'll have the plain ice cream," he said. The waitress brought the ice cream, put the bill on the table and walked away. The boy finished the ice cream, paid the cashier and left.When the waitress came back, she began to cry as she wiped down the table. There, placed neatly beside the empty dish, were two nickels and five pennies (15 cents).You see, he couldn't have the sundae, because he had to have enough left to leave her a tip. 4 - Fourth Important Lesson. - The obstacle in Our Path. 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.Upon approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the stone to the side of the road. After much pushing and straining, he finally succeeded.After the peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note from the King indicating that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the roadway. The peasant learned what many of us never understand! Every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve our condition. 5 - Fifth Important Lesson - Giving When it Counts... Many years ago, when I worked as a volunteer at a hospital, I got to know a little girl named Liz who was suffering from a rare and serious disease. Her only chance of recovery appeared to be a blood transfusion from her 5-year old brother, who had miraculously survived the same disease and had developed the antibodies needed to combat the illness. The doctor explained the situation to her little brother, and asked the little boy if he would be willing to give his blood to his sister. I saw him hesitate for only a moment before taking a deep breath and saying, "Yes I'll do it, if it will save her." As the transfusion progressed, he lay in bed next to his sister and smiled, as we all did, seeing the colour returning to her cheeks. Then his face grew pale and his smile faded.He looked up at the doctor and asked with a trembling voice, "Will I start to die right away?" Being young, the little boy had misunderstood the doctor; he thought he was going to have to give his sister all of his blood in order to save her. Now you have 2 choices.1. Delete this email, or2. Forward it to people you care about. I hope that you will choose No. 2 and remember.... .. "Work like you don't need the money,love like you've never been hurt, and dance like you do when nobody's watching."

This is interesting. Try it out !

The Most Important Discoveries

Man discovered weapons, invented hunting. Woman discovered hunting, invented furs. Man discovered colors, invented painting.Woman discovered painting, invented make-up. Man discovered speech, invented conversation.Woman discovered conversation, invented gossip. Man discovered agriculture, invented food.Woman discovered food, invented diet. Man discovered friendship, invented love.Woman discovered love, invented marriage. Man discovered trade, invented money.Woman discovered money, man has never रेकोवेरेड

Why is wedding ring be worn on the fourth finger?

This is interesting. Try it out ! Why should the wedding ring be worn on the fourth finger? There is a beautiful and convincing explanation given by the Chinese..... Thumb represents your Parents Second (Index) finger represents your Siblings Middle finger represents your-Self Fourth (Ring) finger represents your Life Partner & the Last (Little) finger represents your children Firstly, open your palms (face to face), bend the middle fingers and hold them together - back to back

Secondly, open and hold the remaining three fingers and the thumb - tip to tip


(As shown in the figure below):


Now, try to separate your thumbs (representing the parents)..., they will open, because your parents are not destined to live with you lifelong, and have to leave you sooner or later.

Please join your thumbs as before and separate your Index fingers (representing siblings)... ., they will also open, because your brothers and sisters will have their own families and will have to lead their own separate lives. Now join the Index fingers and separate your Little fingers (representing your children)... ., they will open too, because the children also will get married and settle down on their own some day. Finally, join your Little fingers, and try to separate your Ring fingers (representing your spouse).

You will be surprised to see that you just CANNOT....., because Husband & Wife have to remain together all their lives - through thick and thin!! Please try this out......... ....

ISN'T THIS A LOVELY THEORY? or should I say a practical DEMONSTRATION।



Things
Three things in life that, once gone, never come back -
Time

Words

Opportunity

Three things in life that are most valuable -
Love

Self-confidence

Friends

Three things in life that are never certain -
Dreams

Success

Fortune

Three things that make a man/woman -
Hard work

Sincerity

Commitment

Three things in life that can destroy a man/woman -
Alcohol

Pride

Anger

Three things in life that, once lost, hard to build-up -
Respect

Trust

Friendship

P.-----pray
U.----until
S.----something
H.----हप्पेंस
Touching life story.....

A young man was getting ready to graduate college. For many months he had admired a beautiful sports car in a dealer's showroom, and knowing his father could well afford it, he told him that was all he wanted. As Graduation Day approached, the young man awaited signs that his father had purchased the car. Finally, on the morning of his graduation his father called him into his private study. His father told him how proud he was to have such a fine son, and told him how much he loved him. He handed his son a beautiful wrapped gift box.

Curious, but somewhat disappointed the young man opened the box and found a lovely, leather-bound Bible. Angrily, he raised his voice at his father and said, "With all your money you give me a Bible?" and stormed out of the house, leaving the holy book.

Many years passed and the young man was very successful in business. He had a beautiful home and wonderful family, but realized his father was very old, and thought perhaps he should go to him. He had not seen him since that graduation day. Before he could make arrangements, he received a telegram telling him his father had passed away, and willed all of his possessions to his son. He needed to come home immediately and take care of the things. When he arrived at his father's house, sudden sadness and regret filled his heart.

He began to search his father's important papers and saw the still new Bible, just as he had left it years ago. With tears, he opened the Bible and began to turn the pages. As he read those words, a car key dropped from an envelope taped behind the Bible. It had a tag with the dealer's name, the same dealer who had the sports car he had desired. On the tag was the date of his graduation, and the words...PAID IN FULL.

How many times do we miss God's blessings because they are not packaged as we expected?

Lovable Jokes

Even God has a Sense of Humour

God was in the process of creating the universe।And he was explaining to his subordinates'Look everything should be in balance.For example, after every 10 deer there should be a lion. Look here my fellow angels, here is the country of the United States .I have blessed them with prosperity and money.But at the same time I have given them insecurity and tension....And here is Africa . I have given them beautiful nature.But at the same time, I have given them climatic extremes.And here is South America . I have given them lots of forests.But at the same time, I have given them lesser land so that they would have to cut off the forests....So you see fellows, everything should be in balance. One of the angels asked...'God, what is this extremely beautiful country here?'God said........ 'Ahah...that is the crown piece of all. ' INDIA ',My most precious creation. It has understanding and friendly People.Sparkling streams and serene mountains.A culture which speaks of the great tradition that they live.Technologically brilliant and with a heart of gold.......The angel was quite surprised: 'But god you said everything should be in balance.'God replied --'Look at the neighbors I gave them.
A man and his dog were walking along a road. The man was enjoying the scenery, when it suddenly occurred to him that he was dead. He remembered dying, and that the dog walking beside him had been dead for years.. He wondered where the road was leading them. After a while, they came to a high, white stone wall along one side of the road.. It looked like fine marble. At the top of a long hill, it was broken by a tall arch that glowed in the sunlight..

When he was standing before it he saw a magnificent gate in the arch that looked like mother-of-pearl, and the street that led to the gate looked like pure gold. He and the dog walked toward the gate, and as he got closer, he saw a man at a desk to one side.
When he was close enough, he called out, 'Excuse me, where are we?'
'This is Heaven, sir,' the man answered.
'Wow! Would you happen to have some water?' the man asked..
'Of course, sir. Come right in, and I'll have some ice water brought right up.'
The man gestured, and the gate began to open.
'Can my friend,' gesturing toward his dog, 'come in, too?' the traveller asked. 'I'm sorry, sir, but we don't accept pets.'

The man thought a moment and then turned back toward the road and continued back the way he had come with his dog.

After another long walk, and at the top of another long hill, he came to a dirt road leading through a farm gate that looked as if it had never been closed. There was no fence. As he approached the gate, he saw a man inside, leaning against a tree and reading a book.
'Excuse me!' he called to the man. 'Do you have any water?'
'Yeah, sure, there's a pump over there, come on in.'
'How about my friend here?' the traveller gestured to the dog.
'There should be a bowl by the pump.'

They went through the gate, and sure enough, there was an old-fashioned hand pump with a bowl beside it. The traveller filled the water bowl and took a long drink himself, then he gave some to the dog.

When they were full, he and the dog walked back toward the man who was standing by the tree..
'What do you call this place?' he asked.
'This is Heaven,' the man answered.
'Well, that's confusing,' the traveller said. 'The man down the road said that was Heaven, too..'
'Oh, you mean the place with the gold street and pearly gates? Nope That's hell.'
'Doesn't it make you mad for them to use your good name like that?'
'No, we're just happy that they screen out the folks who would leave their best friends behind'

Soooo....

Sometimes, we wonder why friends keep forwarding jokes to us without writing a word. Maybe this will explain.

When you are very busy, but still want to keep in touch, guess what you do? You forward jokes.
When you have nothing to say, but still want to keep contact, you forward jokes.
When you have something to say, but don't know what, and don't know how, you forward jokes.
Also to let you know that you are still remembered, you are still important, you are still loved, you are still cared for, guess what you get?
A forwarded joke।

How much does a miracle cost?
How much does a miracle cost?
Forwarded by Hari Krishna VajjaI'D LIKE THIS BACK IF IT APPLIESA little girl wentTo her bedroom and pulled a glass jelly jar from its hiding place in the closet।She poured the change out on the floor and counted it carefully. ThreeTimes, even. The total had to be exactly perfect. No chance here for mistakes.Carefully placing the coins back in the jar and twisting on the cap, sheSlipped out the back door and made her way 6 blocks to Rexall's Drug Store withThe big red Indian Chief sign above the door.She waited patiently forThe pharmacist to give her some attention, but he was too busy at this moment.Tess twisted her feet to make a scuffing noise. Nothing. She cleared her throatWith the most disgusting sound she could muster. No good Finally she took aQuarter from her jar and banged it on the glass counter. That did it!'And what do you want?' the pharmacist asked in an annoyed tone ofVoice. I'm talking to my brother from Chicago whom I haven't seen in ages,' heSaid without waiting for a reply to his question.'Well, I want to talkTo you about my brother,' Tess answered back in the same annoyed tone. 'He'sReally, really sick...and I want to buy a miracle.''I beg your pardon?'Said the pharmacist.'His name is Andrew and he has something badGrowing inside his head and my Daddy says only a miracle can save him now So howMuch does a miracle cost?''We don't sell miracles here, little girl.I'm sorry but I can't help you,' the pharmacist said, softening a little.'Listen, I have the money to pay for it. If it isn't enough, I will getThe rest. Just tell me ho w much it costs.'The pharmacist's brother wasA well dressed man. He stooped down and asked the little girl, 'What kind of aMiracle does your brother need?'' I don't know,' Tess replied with herEyes welling up. I just know he's really sick and Mommy says he needs anOperation. But my Daddy can't pay for it, so I want to use my money.''How much do you have?' asked the man from Chicago'One dollarAnd eleven cents,' Tess answered barely audibly.'And it's all the moneyI have, but I can get some more if I need to.''Well, what aCoincidence, ' smiled the man. 'A dollar and eleven cents---the exact price of aMiracle for little brothers. 'He took her money in one hand and withThe other hand he grasped her mitten and said 'Take me to where you live. I wantTo see your brother and meet your parents. Let's see if I have the miracle youNeed.'That well dressed man was Dr. Carlton Armstrong, a surgeon,Specializing in neuro-surgery. The operation was completed free of charge and itWasn't long until Andrew was home again and doing well.Mom and Dad wereHappily talking about the chain of events that had led them to this place.'That surgery,' her Mom whispered. 'was a real miracle. I wonder howMuch it would have cost?'Tess smiled. She knew exactly how much aMiracle cost॥one dollar and eleven cents....plus the faith of a little child.In our lives, we never know how many miracles we will need.AMiracle is not the suspension of natural law, but the operation of a higher law.I know you'll keep the ball moving!Here it goes. Throw it back toSomeone who means something to you!A ball is a circle, no beginning, noEnd. It keeps us together like our Circle of Friends. But the treasure insideFor you to see is the treasure of friendship you've granted to me.TodayI pass the friendship ball to you.Pass it on to someone who is a friendTo you.MY OATH TO YOU...When you are sad....I will dry yourTears.When you are scared.....I will comfort your fears.WhenYou are worried....I will give you hope.When you are confused.... IWill help you cope.And when you are lost....And can't see the light, IShall be your beacon....Shining ever so bright.This is my oath.....IPledge till the end.Why you may ask?....Because you're my friend!


Presence of mind!
hope you wont mind it
In a shop a man asked for 1/2 kg of butter. The salesperson, a young boy, said that only 1 kg packs were available in the shop, but the man insisted on buying only 1/2 kg. So the boy went inside to the manager's room and said 'An idiot outside wants to buy only 1/2 kg of butter'. To his surprise, the customer was standing behind him. So the boy added immediately, 'And this gentleman wants to buy the other half!' After the customer left, the manager said 'You have saved your position by being clever enough at the right time. Where do you come from?' To this the boy said, 'I come from Mexico. The place consists of only prostitutes and football players!'

The manager replied coldly, 'My wife is also from Mexico'.
To this the boy asked excitedly, 'Oh yeah? Which team does she play for?' Presence of mind helps, never panic!

Guru Bhakti - १, २ ३, एंड 4

Deepaka's Guruseva

Deepaka was a nonindulgent bachelor. He was once going through the Sastras and saw this sentence --- “For a pativrata, her husband is only the God. For a son, his parents are only Gods. For a student or disciple, Guru himself is Parabrhma. There are no “teerthas” to attend nor Vratas and Upavaasas to perform, greater than “Guruseva”. He immediately decided to approach a Guru, serve him and learn all Sastras.

On the bank of river Godavari , there used to be the ashramam of one guru named Vedadharya. He used to teach many Sastras, Vedas and Upanishads to his students. Deepaka approached Vedadharya, bowed at his feet and requested him to accept him as a disciple. Observing the obedience of Deepaka, Vedadharya accepted him as his disciple. Deepaka in no time learnt all Sastras on account of his extensive interest and devotional service to his Guru.

One day Vedadharya, concluding that Deepaka’s education is over, asked him “O son! I did prayaschittam for all the sins committed in my previous birth. However, two more sins are left and they are very frightening. I must go to Kaashi Kshetram and do prayashcittam. In Kashi the result for Karma will be 10 times. Hence I will go there and do aavaahana (invoke) of these sins. Then I will get dreadful diseases like leprosy and my body will be oozing blood and puss. I will get an ugly appearance and also become blind. My nature will also change. The gentleness will disappear and instead I will become harsher. There will be no sahanam (Tolerance) in me. In that pitiable situation can you help me and do my service?”

Deepaka, who only had service to Guru in his mind was very happy to serve his Guru and said “O respectable Guru! Since I am young I will invoke all the sins and experience leprosy, blindness etc, in your place.” Vedadharya replied “O my son Deepaka! One is responsible for his own sins. They must be experienced by the karta who is responsible for the sins only. It is not very difficult to experience it. The most difficult thing is to serve the papa-peedita (usually caused by combust position of the sins). You need to have a lot of tolerance. Deepaka agreed.

Deepaka and Vedadharya reached the great Kashi Kshetram. They arranged a place for their living near Kamaleshvar Mahadeva Mandiram, which is to the north of Manikarnikaa Ghat. After performing puja to Lord Visweswara and Matha Annapuurneswari, Vedadharya invoked the two sins of his previous birth. He started experiencing the sufferings from the diseases as he explained before.

He had no tolerance and used to show it on Deepaka. Deepaka used to cry seeing the bad condition of his Guru. He used to take great care of his Guru by neatly washing his wounds, cleaning blood and puss, applying medicine and tying bandages. He even used to clean the Mala-mutras (stools and urine) and put new clothes for his Guru. He used to do begging and getting food for his Guru. Vedadharya used to eat the whole lot and used to blame Deepaka for not bringing sufficiently more. Deepaka never used to get angry and without any leisure and with great care he used to do his service to Guru.

One day. Impressed by the Guru Bhakti of Deepaka, Lord Visweswara appeared before him and said “Vatsa! Your Guru Bhakti is fantastic. Please ask me what you want?” With spectacular jubilation Deepaka replied “Sarveshvara! In this world I do not know anything except my Guru. I will ask him after he wakes up from his sleep and tell you”. After Vedadhyara woke, Deepaka told him what happened and asked him “I will go to Lord Siva and ask Him to heal you”. Vedadharya did not accept and said “One must experience the result of his own sins. Then only they will be destroyed. Only in that I will have satisfaction” .

The next day, Deepaka went to the sanctum sanctorum of Lord Visweswara; but did not ask any boon. Seeing the supernatural practice of Deepaka, Lord Parameshwara took him to ‘nirvaaNa manTapam” along with Parvathi Devi. There Srimannarayana and other Devatas were present. There Lord Siva told every one about the Guru Bhakti of Deepaka and praised him. Srimannaaraayana said “Deepaka! Please tell us your wishes. We are ready to grant them”. Deepaka touched His feet and replied with obedience in a low voice “Devaadhideva! I never did Your naama-smaranam (recitation of Lord’s name). Neither had I done your puja nor archana. Why are you ready to give me the boons?

Srimannarayana said “O Vatsa! Guruseva is equivalent to doing service to all Devatas. Hence please ask us what you want. Deepaka folding his hands prayed Him and asked “then please grant me achanchala (unflinching) Guru Bhakti”. All the Devatas were happy with Deepaka and granted him the same.

Moral in the Story:

Guru Bhakti is equivalent to service to all Devatas. Deepaka, with his unparalleled Guru Bhakti, had the unobtainable Darshanam of all the Devatas. Obedience and Guru Bhakti and interest in learning are very important for a Student. One who has these qualities can learn all Sastras in no time, like Deepaka.
One must experience the result of his sin some or the other time। This was told by Vedadharya many times in the story. Hence one must be very careful and avoid doing sinful activities.

Greatness of Vidyabhyasam.

Devatas and daityas (demons) always have fights among themselves. The daitya's Guru is Sukracharya. He knew the vidya of mrutasanjiivani (giving life to the dead), which he obtained through long tapas (austerity) for Parameswara. Using this vidya, Sukracharya used to bring back the dead daityas to life and save them. However the Devatas neither knew the vidya nor had amrutam (nectar), because this story happened before the Ksheera sagara madhanam. The Devatas asked their Guru, Bruhaspati, for help. Bruhaspati asked his son, Kacha, to become a sishya (student) of Sukracharya, do Guru seva with utmost care, learn all the sastras etc. and also the mruthasanjiivani vidya from Sukracharya. Kacha immediately followed the instructions of his father and reached the ashram of Sukracharya.

He bowed to Sukracharya and said "O Gurudeva! I am from Angirasa gotram and the son of Bruhaspati, the Guru of the Devatas. People call me by the name Kaca. I came to you as a student". Sukracarya happily agreed to have the son of the great Bruhaspati as his student. Every day Kaca used to wake up before the Sun rise and do the daily duties perfectly. He used to be very obedient to his Guru and learn his vidyas with utmost concentration and respect. He never let any attractions, deviations to enter his mind and always concentrated on Guru seva and his vidyabhyasam (education)

Sukracarya had a very beautiful daughter by name Devayani. She was very young and developed a lot of love on Kaca. She tried to express herself many times to Kaca, but Kaca never had anything in his mind except his education. Also since Devayani happens to be the daughter of his Guru, who is equal to his father, he had sisterly affection on Devayani. Slowly Kaca, due to his unparalleled efforts and obedience became the favorite student of Sukracarya. This could not be tolerated by the daityas who were burning with jealousy. Also they were afraid that Kaca would soon learn Mrutasanjiivani vidya from Sukracarya and later, it would be difficult for them to face the Devatas.

Once, Kaca went to the forest to feed the cattle of Guru. As the Sun was setting, the power of daityas increased. They attacked Kaca in the forest and killed him. Devayani was waiting for Kaca in the Ashram She told her father, "everyday at the time of evening puja Kaca used to return home. Somehow he did not return today. O father! please see if he is ok." Sukracarya with his inner-sight saw what happened to Kaca and immediately brought him back to life. The daityas jealous increased with this and this time they planned to kill Kaca in such a way that it will be difficult for Sukracarya to save him. They killed Kaca, burnt him and mixed his ashes in the liquor and served it to their Guru. Sukracarya drank the liquor Seeing Kaca not returning home, again Devayani asked her father. Sukracarya was shocked to know the mistake committed by him unknowingly. He thought "a man who is under the influence of liquor will loose all his distinction of good and bad, does not think and can commit any great sin. Once the sin is done, for normal humans, it is impossible to undo it. Sukracarya thought that if he was not under the influence of liquor, he could have easily identified, with his serious penance that Kaca's ashes were mixed in his liquor. So he made a firm rule that consuming liquor in what ever small quantities, is a great sin and it must never be drunk.

He used his Mrutasanjiivani vidya and brought back Kaca to life. However Kaca remained in Sukracarya stomach in an astral body. Sukracarya then taught Kaca Mrutasanjiivani vidya and asked him to come out of him, by tearing his stomach. Kaca came out of Sukracarya’s stomach and then used the Mrutasanjiivani vidya to bring back the life of his Guru. Kaca, after the completion of his studies, took the permission of Guru Sukracarya and was planning to leave. Devayani then told Kaca "Please do not leave me and go. Marry me". Kaca said "you are like a sister to me, since a Guru is equal to one's father". Devayani got angry with Kaca and said "Since you rejected my love and pained me, your vidya will not be of any use to you". Kaca was not sad because he knew though his Vidya will not be directly useful to him, he can spread his vidya to others and thereby become useful to the society. Vidya danam (charity) is the only danam that can never be destroyed and robbed. The more and more it is given to others, the more and more it grows…

Morals in the story:

The importance and greatness of Vidya is well shown in the story.
Though Devatas and daityas were enemies, Kaca never tried to conceal his identity, since he knew by cheating a Guru vidya cannot be acquired. Also Sukracarya, knowing who Kaca was, accepted him as a student, because a deserved one must always be taught.
Obedience and effort are important for education. Kaca was never involved in any other activity than his Guru seva and studies.
One must never have jealousy. Because of jealousy that Kaca is performing better than them, the daityas did not think what is right and what is wrong.
Liquor, in what ever small quantities, must not be done. This is well shown through Sukracarya’s words.
The knowledge of Kaca helped him to decide whether to accept Devayani's love or not.
Story of yavakrita

Bharadwaja maharshi and Raibhya maharshi were very good friends. They always used to wake up well before Sunrise , take bathe in the river after natural calls, do their aahnikas and start the dhyanam with clear devotion. Their only food was fruits from the forest. Yavakrita and Arvavasu, Paravasu were the sons of Bharadvaja and Raibhya maharshis respectively.

Bharadwaja maharshi was always in Dhyaana-samadhi and hence did not take care about Yavakrita’s education. However Raibhya maharshi made Arvavasu and Paravasu great Vidvans. Both of them traveled many places, spread their knowledge and earned great fame. Yavakrita felt very bad of his status and he also wanted to earn great name through education. He immediately started tapas (penance) with utmost devotion.

Devendra, seeing the devotion of Yavakrita, appeared and said “Education must always be learnt through a Guru. Adhyayanam is very important. This is the only way for really earning Veda, Vedanga Vignanam. Please stop the tapas and approach a sat-Guru”. Yavakrita did not like the words of Devendra and continued his tapas. In order to change the mind of Yavakrita, Devendra came in the form of an old Brahmin. He was taking sand in his hand and throwing into the river. Yavakrita, who came for bathing in the river, saw the brahmana and asked him why he was doing it. The old Brahmin replied that he was trying to build a wall across the river. Yavakrita laughed and said “with such small amounts of sand will you be able to complete the wall in your life time?” The brahmana replied “O kumara! This is not more foolish than thinking of learning Veda-Vidya without doing Guruseva”. Yavakrita again pleaded Devendra to bless him with Veda-Vidya. Devendra finally, thinking that there is no use of advising him, gave Vidya anugraham.

Yavakrita became a Sarva-shastra- Veda-Vidya Vignaani. He immediately stopped his tapas, returned to his father and explained him what happened. Bharadwaja maharshi replied “O kumara! Vidya earned in such a way will give only ahankaram (egotism). Ahankar is Aatma-naashana- kaaranam. Now listen to this word of mine: never go near the Ashramam of Raibhya maharshi. Never also get into an argument with Arvavasu and Paravasu.”

Yavakrita also went to Desha-deshaantaras. Once in the month of Vasanta-maasam, when forest was very beautiful and everywhere there was fragrance from the flowers, Yavakrita went near Raibhya maharshi’s Ashramam and saw that Raibhya’s snusha (daughter-in- law) was alone. Since he had not learnt Vidya in a proper way he did not have his Indriyas in his control and tried to molester the daughter-in- law of Raibhya maharshi. Learning what happened, Raibhya maharshi got wild, took two jatas from his hair and created a beautiful lady and a demon. They approached Yavakrita. The beautiful lady attracted Yavakrita and took away the purified kamandalam from him. With that all his energy was lost. Later the demon killed Yavakrita.

Seeing this Bharadvaja maharshi said “Kumara! You always wanted to learn Vidya in an easy way and did not listen to me when I said that this will lead to disaster.” Bharadvaja maharshi, in the sadness of loosing Yavakrita, gave curse to Raibhya maharshi to die in the hands of his son and left his life. With the result of the curse, Raibhya maharshi also left his life in the hands of Arvada ’s. However Arvavasu then did Upasana of Surya-bhagavan and brought back the life of Raibhya maharshi, Bharadvaja maharshi and Yavakrita.

Yavakrita then asked the Devatas, who appeared before them, why he had less power than Raibhya maharshi; though he was a Veda-vetta. The Devatas replied “O kumara! He learned the Veda-Vidya by doing Guruseva, but you did it without it. Vidya must always be learnt through a sat-Guru“.
Upadesa Arhata

Some time ago, a Brahman was the minister of a King. Since both of them did their education together, they used to be very close with each other. One day, after the day’s work, the King went to the minister’s house. When the King reached there, he saw that the minister was doing Sandhyavandanam. After that the minister started to do some mantra-anushtanam. The King felt very happy and after the minister came out, asked him “Mitrama! What Mantra-japam were you doing? Please do upadesham of it to me too. I will also do anushtanam of it with great care”.

Minister replied “Raja! I did not yet get siddhi (achievement) of this Mantram. I too am in an early stage. Hence I do not have Upadesha-arhata.” . Then the King replied “Don’t you like telling the Mantram to me or what? Why are you lying? I see that you know the Mantram that is enough. Tell me the same letters, I will repeat them in the same way as you told”.

Minister smiled internally seeing the foolishness of the King and said “Mantram not only means the letters and the corresponding Veda-svaram. It will have anganyaasa-karnyaas am. There will be a particular anushthaana- vidhi. Most importantly an uttama Guru, who already had Mantra-siddhi must do the Upadesham. Hence there is no use of me doing Upadesham to you”. But the King didn’t leave — he kept on asking and the Minister gave the same answer. Finally King got angry and said “come to the court. I will show you then”.

As usual the next day Minister, after his nitya-anushtaanam, reached the court. The Minister shouted, pointing at the King, “Arrest this person”. None of the soldiers moved. Seeing this, the King said “arrest this person”. Immediately all soldiers attacked and tried to arrest the Minister. Minister then stopped the soldiers and said to the King

“Now did you see this Raja? It is the same words that we both said. Also we both said it in the same mood, volume. However only your command was followed, not mine.. This was because you have the power and not me. Similarly one must do Guruseva and learn any Vidya, with all its Niyamam and vidhi, from a Guru who already has Vidyaa-siddhi and Upadesha-arhata” . The King realized his mistake and ruled the kingdom well from then onwards.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Mouse trap story‏


MOUSE TRAP STORY. AND IT IS ANIMATED WITH A MORAL AT THE END' This is excellent... A mouse looked through the crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife open a package.What food might this contain? The mouse wondered - he was devastated to discover it was a mousetrap. Retreating to the farmyard, the mouse proclaimed the warning: There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!The chicken clucked and scratched, raised her head and said, 'Mr.Mouse, I can tell this is a grave concern to you, but it is of no consequence to me.'' I cannot be bothered by it.' The mouse turned to the pig and told him, 'There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!'The pig sympathized, but said, I am so very sorry, Mr. Mouse, but there is nothing I can do about it but pray.'Be assured you are in my prayers.'The mouse turned to the cow and said 'There is amousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!' The cow said, 'Wow, Mr. Mouse. I'm sorry for you, but it's no skin off my nose.'So, the mouse returned to the house, head down and dejected, to face the farmer's mousetrap alone.That very night a sound was heard throughout the house -- like thesound of a mousetrap catching its prey. The farmer's wife rushed to see what was caught. In the darkness, she did not see it was a venomous snake whose tail the trap had caught.The snake bit the farmer's wife. The farmer rushed her to the hospital , and she returned home with a fever. Everyone knows you treat a fever with fresh chicken soup, so the farmer took his hatchet to the farmyard for the soup's mainIngredient But his wife's sickness continued, so friends and neighbors came to sit with her around the clock.To feed them, the farmer butchered thepig. The farmer's wife did not get well; she died.So many people came for her funeral, the farmer had the cow slaughtered to provide enough meat for all of them. The mouse looked upon it all from his crack in the wall with great sadness.So, the next time you hear someone is facing a problem and think it doesn't concern you, remember -- when one of us is threatened, we are all at risk.We are all involved in this journey called life. We must keep an eye out for one another and make an extra effort to encourage one another.SEND THIS TO EVERYONE WHO HAS EVER HELPED YOU OUT AND LET THEM KNOW HOW IMPORTANT THEY ARE.REMEMBER,,,,EACH OF US IS A VITAL THREAD IN ANOTHER PERSON'S TAPESTRY;OUR LIVES ARE WOVEN TOGETHER FOR A REASON.The best things to hold onto in this world are family and friends

Did you know-Very useful info

Interesting......
a) NDTV: Funded by Gospels of Charity in Spain supports Communism। Recently it has developed a soft corner towards Pakistan because Pakistan President has allowed only this channel to be aired in Pakistan . Indian CEO Prannoy Roy is co-brother of Prakash Karat, Gen Secy of Communist party of India .b) CNN-IBN: 100% Funded by Southern Baptist Church with its branches in all over the world with HQ in US. The Church annually allocates 800 Million Dollars for Promotion of its channel. Its Indian Head is Rajdeep Sardesai and his wife Sagarika Ghosh. c) TIMES GROUP LIST: TIMES OF INDIA, MID-DAY, NAV-BHARTH TIMES, STARDUST, FEMINA, VIJAYA TIMES, VIJAYA KARNATAKA, TIMES NOW (24 hr News Channel) & many more.Times Group is owned by Bennet & Coleman. 80% of the Funding is done by "WORLD CHRISTIAN COUNCIL", and balance 20% is equally shared by an Englishman and an Italian. The Italian ROBERTIO MINDO IS A CLOSE RELATIVE OF SONIA GANDHI.D) STAR TV: Is run by an Australian, who is supported by St.Peters Pontificial Church Melbourne.E) HINDUSTAN TIMES: Owned by Birla Group, but hands have changed since Shobana Bhartiya took over. Presently it is working in Collobration with Times Group.F) The Hindu: A English Daily, started over 125 years has been recently taken over by Joshua Society, Berne , Switzerland .G) INDIAN EXPRESS: DIVDED INTO TWO GROUPS. THE INDIAN EXPRESS & NEW INDIAN EXPRESS (SOUTHERN EDITION). Acts Ministries has major stake in the Indian express and later is still with the Indian counterpartH) EENADU : Still to date controlled by an Indian named Ramoji RaoI) Andhra Jyothi : The MUSLIM PARTY OF HYDERABAD known as (MIM) along with a Congress Minister Has purchased this Telgu daily very recently.j) The Statesman: It is controlled by Communist Party of Indiak) Kairali TV: It is Controlled by Communist party of India (Marxist) L) Mathrabhoomi: leaders of Muslim league and Communist Leaders have major investment.M) Asian Age & Deccan Chronicle: Is owned by a Saudi Arabian Company with its chief Editor M.J.AKBAR.

Quite interesting!Keep Walking.....Just to check this out......The Organs of your body have their sensory touches at the bottom of your foot, if you massage these points you will find relief from aches and pains as you can see the heart is on the left foot.
Typically they are shown as points and arrows to show which organ it connects to.It is indeed correct since the nerves connected to these organs terminate here.This is covered in great details in Acupressure studies or textbooks.God created our body so well that he thought of even this. He made us walk so that we will always be pressing these pressure points and thus keeping these organs activated at all times.So, keep walking..

Marvelous Answer‏


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Marvelous Answer

A mechanic was removing the cylinder heads from the motor of a car when he spotted the famous heart surgeon in his shop, who was standing off to the side, waiting for the service manager to come to take a look at his car.

The mechanic shouted across the garage, "Hello Doctor!! Please come over here for a minute."

The famous surgeon, a bit surprised, walked over to the mechanic.

The mechanic straightened up, wiped his hands on a rag and asked argumentatively, "So doctor, look at this. I also open hearts, take valves out, grind them, put in new parts, and when I finish this will work as a new one. So how come you get the big money, when you and me is doing basically the same work? "
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He said: "Try to do it when the engine is running".
This conversation was between Swami Chinmayananda and a visitor from Pune "Swamiji, I don't believe in God"।It was a young man, modern, tight pants, tobacco pipe stuck at waist, trim thin moustache. He spoke English with an Americanized drawl, and was evidently one of our university products, with higher education abroad. Sophisticated, to the points of his pointed toes.Swamiji beamed. "Excellent!" With a broad welcoming smile, nodding his head slowly, Swamiji continued: "That's fine. I like you. You are the man I have been wanting to meet. I like your outspokenness. You are intelligent and you think independently. You have the courage to speak out your conviction, straight from the shoulder, as they say. Now come, WHAT KIND of GOD is it that you don't believe in?"The young man, who had made his statement about his non-believing, with a little hesitation, probably at his own audacity at denying GOD before a God-man, was pleasantly surprised at Swamiji's cordial tone and benign smile, and, feeling encouraged, went on:"This God, who sits above the clouds, and judges men, and dispenses favours and punishments by remote-control, at his own sweet will, don't you think Swamiji, it is all hocus pocus?"Swamiji laughed. "Shake hands, young man. I am entirely with you. Now, we are two, together. I too, don't believe in THAT KIND OF GOD. But........hmm, did you have breakfast before coming?""Yes, Swamiji.""Well, what did you have for breakfast?""The usual things, porridge, toast, scrambled eggs, coffee....""Eggs. That's nice. Eggs! Now, where did the eggs come from Ram, that's your name isn't it?"Ram, with his brows raised, feeling that Swamiji was leading up to something, said: " I don't exactly know, probably one of those new poultry farms near Poona".Swamiji: "I don't mean that. How are eggs made? Do they grow in fields, or are they made in factories?""Simple. I think you are trying to pull my legs, but all the same I'll answer you. Hens, of course. Hens lay eggs, you know!" Ram said with an air of flippancy. Nodding his head, up and down, thoughtfully, Swamiji Continued: “I see, I see, so the eggs come from hens. Now where do the hens come from?"Ram, an intelligent man, could see the trap he was being led into. He started saying: "Of course from.....". Then wide eyed, looked at Swamiji silently. Swamiji smiled: "So, eggs come from hens, hens come from eggs, which again come from other hens, and so on, ad-infinitum. Can you, Ram, say with any certainty, which was the first cause? Egg or hen? How and why?

Once there lived in a beautiful village a man called Dhananjaya. Nature had blessed the village abundantly. All the people in the village were wealthy and also led a happy life. Dhananjaya was a businessman whose work was centred in the city. Hence, he decided to rent his house in the village to a good person and shift over to the city. He rented his house to one Boopathi who lived in the same village. He then rented out a house in the city and conducted his business from there. Boopathi, the tenant of Dhananjaya's house, started digging the garden to plant trees and flowering plants. While digging he was surprised to find his axe strike some metal. He continued to dig and found lot of pots filled with gold coins. He unearthed them all carefully and left them safely in his house. He then met Dhananjaya, the owner of the house, and informed him all about the treasure. Dhananjaya said, "Well, I have rented out the house to you. So anything you find in that house belongs to you. You do not have to give the treasure to me." But Boopathi explained, "The house belongs to you. I can only live in that house. All the gold coins belong only to you. So please come soon and accept the treasure." He then left for the village. Time just rolled by. Suddenly, one day Dhananjaya went to Boopathi and demanded, "All those pots of gold coins belong to me. Hand them over to me." Boopathi refused to hand them over. He said, "The moment you rented out the house to me all the things in it also have become mine. Hence, I cannot give them to you." The case was taken to the Panchayat. The Panchayat leader who enquired into the whole case was totally surprised. He wondered, "Initially, both Dhananjaya and Boopathi refused to claim the treasure. But now all of a sudden they have changed their stand and are fighting over the same treasure." He could neither comprehend this sudden change in their behavior nor find an answer to it. He was a man of Justice and was also a Bhakta (devotee of God). So that night, before going to bed, he prayed to the Lord seeking His blessings to know the reason for the sudden change of attitude in Dhananjaya and Boopathi. That night the Lord appeared in the Panchayat Leader's dream and explained, "The day Dhananjaya and Boopathi started quarrelling over the treasure was the beginning of Kaliyugam and as time passes this Kaliyugam will only worsen." And God disappeared. It was only then that the Panchayat leader understood the reason why Dhananjaya and Boopathi changed their opinion about the ownership of the treasure.

Really touching one......

An eye witness account from New York City , on a cold day in December, some years ago: A little boy, about 10-years-old, was standing before a shoe store on the roadway, barefooted, peering through the window, and shivering with cold। A lady approached the young boy and said, 'My, but you're in such deep thought staring in that window!''I was asking God to give me a pair of shoes,'was the boy's replyThe lady took him by the hand, went into the store, and asked the clerk to get half a dozen pairs of socks for the boy. She then asked if he could give her a basin of water and a towel. He quickly brought them to her. She took the little fellow to the back part of the store and, removing her gloves, knelt down, washed his little feet, and dried them with the towel.By this time, the clerk had returned with the socks. Placing a pair upon the boy's feet, she purchased him a pair of shoes. She tied up the remaining pairs of socks and gave them to him. She patted him on the head and said, 'No doubt, you will be more comfortable now.' As she turned to go, the astonished kid caught her by the hand, and looking up into her face, with tears in his eyes, asked her . 'Are you God's wife?'

One day I decided to quit...I quit my job, my relationship, my spirituality... I wanted to quit my life.I went to the woods to have one last talk with God."God", I said. "Can you give me one good reason not to quit?"His answer surprised me..."Look around", He said. "Do you see the fern and the bamboo?""Yes", I replied.When I planted the fern and the bamboo seeds, I took very good care of them. I gave them light. I gave them water. The fern quickly grew from the earth. Its brilliant green covered the floor. Yet nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo.In the second year the Fern grew more vibrant and plentiful. And again, nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo. He said."In the third year, there was still nothing from the bamboo seed. But I would not quit. In the fourth year, again, there was nothing from the bamboo seed.. "I would not quit." He said. "Then in the fifth year a tiny sprout emerged from the earth. Compared to the fern it was seemingly small and insignificant... But just 6 months later the bamboo rose to over 100 feet tall. It had spent the five years growing roots. Those roots made it strong and gave it what it needed to survive. I would not give any of my creations a challenge it could not handle." He said to me. "Did you know, my child, that all this time you have been struggling, you have actually been growing roots.""I would not quit on the bamboo. I will never quit on you. “Don’t compare yourself to others .." He said. " The bamboo had a different purpose than the fern ... Yet, they both make the forest beautiful."Good days give you happinessBad days give you experiences;Both are essential to life. "Keep the faith in GOD and drop the fear. Don't believe your doubts and doubt your beliefs. Life is a mystery to solve not a problem to resolve. Life is wonderful

Caring for your parents.......... Very True‏

This was narrated by an IAF pilot to IIT students during a Seminar on Human Relations: Mohammed (who works for IIT) describes how his gesture of booking an air ticket for his father, his maiden flight, brought forth a rush of emotions and made him realize that how much we all take for granted when it comes to our parents. My parents left for our native place on Thursday and we went to the airport to see them off. In fact, my father had never traveled by air before, so I just took this opportunity to make him experience the same. In spite of being asked to book tickets by train, I got them tickets on Jet Airways. The moment I handed over the tickets to him, he was surprised to see that I had booked them by air.. The excitement was very apparent on his face, waiting for the time of travel. Just like a school boy, he was preparing himself on that day and we all went to the airport, right from using the trolley for his luggage, the baggage check-in and asking for a window seat and waiting restlessly for the security check-in to happen. He was thoroughly enjoying himself and I, too, was overcome with joy watching him experience all these things. As they were about to go in for the security check-in, he walked up to me with tears in his eyes and thanked me. He became very emotional and it was not as if I had done something great but the fact that this meant a great deal to him. When he said thanks, I told him there was no need to thank me. But later, thinking about the entire incident, I looked back at my life. As a child, how many dreams our parents have made come true. Without understanding the financial situation, we ask for cricket bats, dresses, toys, outings, etc. Irrespective of their affordability, they have catered to all our needs. Did we ever think about the sacrifices they had to make to accommodate many of our wishes? Did we ever say thanks for all that they have done for us? Same way, today when it comes to our children, we always think that we should put them in a good school. Regardless of the amount of donation, we will ensure that we will have to give the child the best, theme parks, toys, etc. But we tend to forget that our parents have sacrificed a lot for our sake to see us happy, so it is our responsibility to ensure that their dreams are realized and what they failed to see when they were young. It is our responsibility to ensure that they experience all those and their life is complete. Many times, when my parents had asked me some questions, I have actually answered back without patience. When my daughter asks me something, I have been very polite in answering. Now I realize how they would have felt at those moments. Let us realize that old age is a second childhood and just as we take care of our children, the same attention and same care needs to be given to our parents and elders. Rather than my dad saying thank you to me, I would want to say sorry for making him wait so long for this small dream. I do realize how much he has sacrificed for my sake and I will do my best to give the best possible attention to all their wishes. Just because they are old does not mean that they will have to give up everything and keep sacrificing for their grandchildren also। They have wishes, too॥Take care of your parents. THEY ARE PRECIOUS.

Story With Moral – Worth Reading

The Bear and the Two Travelers

Two men were traveling together, when a Bear suddenly met them on their path. One of them climbed up quickly into a tree and concealed himself in the branches. The other, seeing that he must be attacked, fell flat on the ground, and when the Bear came up and felt him with his snout, and smelt him all over, he held his breath, and feigned the appearance of death as much as he could. The Bear soon left him, for it is said he will not touch a dead body.

When he was quite gone, the other Traveler descended from the tree, and jocularly inquired of his friend what it was the Bear had whispered in his ear.

"He gave me this advice," his companion replied। "Never travel with a friend who deserts you at the approach of danger."
One day, a blind man and his dog are walking down a street, they come to a busy intersection, and the dog, ignoring the high volume of traffic zooming by on the street, leads the blind man out into the thick of traffic. This is followed by the screech of tires and horns blaring as panicked drivers try desperately not to run the pair down.The blind man and his dog finally reach the safety of the sidewalk on the other side of the street, and the blind man pulls a cookie out of his coat pocket, and offers it to the dog.A passerby, having observed the near fatal incident, can't control his amazement and says to the blind man, "Why on earth are you rewarding your dog with a cookie? He nearly got you killed!"The blind man turns partially in his direction and replies, "To find out where his head is, so I can kick his back."

little boy went into a drug store, reached for a soda carton and pulled it over to the telephone॥ He climbed onto the carton so that he could reach the buttons on the phone and proceeded to punch in seven digits। The Store-owner observed and listened to the conversation:The boy asked, "Lady, Can you give me the job of cutting your lawn? The woman replied, "I already have someone to cut my lawn.""Lady, I will cut your lawn for half the price of the person who cuts Your lawn now." replied boy. The woman responded that she was very satisfied with the person who was presently cutting her lawn. The little boy found more perseverance and offered, "Lady, I'll even sweep your curb and your sidewalk, so on Sunday you will have the prettiest lawn in all of North Palm beach, Florida ."Again the woman answered in the negative. With a smile on his face, the little boy replaced the receiver.The store-owner, who was listening to all this, walked over to the boy and Said, "Son... I like your attitude; I like that positive spirit and would like to offer you a job."The little boy replied, "No thanks, I was just checking my performance with the job I already have. I am the one who is working for that lady, I was Talking to.

Story of a lizard...
A story from Japan. In order to renovate the house, someone in breaks open the wall. Japanese houses normally have a hollow space between the 2 wooden walls. When tearing down the walls, he found that there was lizard stuck there because a nail from outside hammered into one of its feet. He sees this, feels pity, and at the same time curiou, as when he checked the nail, it was nailed 10 years ago when the house was first built !!
What happened?The lizard has survived in such position for 10 years!In a dark wall partition for 10 years without moving, it is impossible and mind-boggling.
Then he wondered how this lizard survived for 10 years. Without moving a single step--since its foot was nailed!
So he stopped his work and observed the lizard, what it has been doing, and what and how it has been eating.
Later, not knowing from where it came, appears another lizard, with food in its mouth. Ah! He was stunned and touched deeply. For the lizard that was stuck by nail, another lizard has been feeding it for the past 10 years...Imagine? it has been doing that untiringly for 10 long years, without giving up hope on its partner.
Think, will u do that to your partner? Imagine what a small creature can do that a creature blessed with a brilliant mind can't.
As information and communication technology advances, or access to information becomes faster and faster.
But what about the distance between human beings?

A kindergarten teacher has decided to let her class play a game. The teacher told each child in the class to bring along a plastic bag containing a few potatoes. Each potato will be given a name of a person that the child hates, so the number of potatoes that a child will put in his/her plastic bag will depend on the number of people he/she hates. So when the day came, every child brought some potatoes with the name of the people he/she hated. Some had 2 potatoes; some 3 while some up to 5 potatoes. The teacher then told the children to carry with them the potatoes in the plastic bag wherever they go (even to the toilet) for 1 week. Days after days passed by, and the children started to complain due to the unpleasant smell let out by the rotten potatoes. Besides, those having 5 potatoes also had to carry heavier bags. After 1 week, the children were relieved because the game had finally ended. The teacher asked: "How did you feel while carrying the potatoes with you for 1 week?" The children let out their frustrations and started complaining of the trouble that they had to go through having to carry the heavy and smelly potatoes wherever they go. Then the teacher told them the hidden meaning behind the game. The teacher said: "This is exactly the situation when you carry your hatred for somebody inside your heart. The stench of hatred will contaminate your heart and you will carry it with you wherever you go. If you cannot tolerate the smell of rotten potatoes for just 1 week, can you imagine what is it like to have the stench of hatred in your heart for your lifetime?" **********Moral of the Hatred (Human Vices) story:Throw away any hatred for anyone from your heart so that you will not carry sins for a lifetime. Forgiving others is the best attitude to take. "Learn to Forgive and Forget।"


Story Of A Squirrel
A squirrel joined the service of the King of the Forest, the lion. He did whatever work was given him, quickly and well. The lion became fond of him. "I promise you a cartload of almonds as pension when you retire".
The squirrel envied the other squirrels in the forest because of their carefree life. He longed to run up and down trees and leap from branch to branch like them. Yet in pride, he loved to move with courtly dignity and boasted about his royal career. He often kept proclaiming thus. "I cannot leave the king's side even if I wish."
He consoled himself with the thought that at the end of his career, he would receive a cartload of almonds, a food that few squirrels got to taste in their lifetime. "They will envy me then," he would tell himself. The years passed. The squirrel became old and then it was time for him to retire.
The king gave a grand banquet in his honour and at the end of it, presented him with a cartload of almonds as he had promised. The squirrel had waited so long for this day but when he saw the almonds, he was seized with sadness. He realised they were of no use to him now.. He had lost all his teeth.

An incredible love story has come out of China recently and managedto touch the world.It is a story of a man and an older woman who ran off to live andlove each other in peace for over half a century. The 70-year-old Chinese man who hand-carved over 6,000 stairs up amountain for his 80-year-old wife has passed away in the cave whichhas been the couple's home for the last 50 years.Over 50 years ago, Liu Guojiang a 19 year-old boy, fell in lovewith a 29 year-old widowed mother named Xu Chaoqin..In a twist worthy of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, friends andrelatives criticized the relationship because of the age differenceand the fact that Xu already had children.At that time, it was unacceptable and immoral for a young man tolove an older woman.. To avoid the market gossip and the scorn oftheir communities, the couple decided to elope and lived in a cavein Jiangjin County in Southern ChongQing Municipality.In the beginning, life was harsh as hey had nothing, no electricityor even food. They had to eat grass and roots they found in themountain, and Liu made a kerosene lamp that they used to light uptheir lives. Xu felt that she had tied Liu down and repeatedly asked him, 'Areyou regretful? Liu always replied, 'As long as we are industrious,life will improve.'In the second year of living in the mountain, Liu began andcontinued for over 50 years, to hand-carve the steps so that hiswife could get down the mountain easily.Half a century later in 2001, a group of adventurers were exploringthe forest and were surprised to find the elderly couple andthe over 6,000 hand-carved steps. Liu MingSheng, one of theirseven children said, 'My parents loved each other so much,they have lived in seclusion for over 50 years and never been aparta single day. He hand carved more than 6,000 steps over the yearsfor my mother's convenience, although she doesn't go down themountain that much.'The couple had lived in peace for over 50 years until last week.Liu, now 72 years, returned from his daily farm work and collapsed.Xu sat and prayed with her husband as he passed away in her arms.So in love with Xu, was Liu, that no one was able to release thegrip he had on his wife's hand even after he had passed away. 'You promised me you'll take care of me, you'll always be with meuntil the day I died, now you left before me, how am I going to livewithout you?'Xu spent days softly repeating this sentence and touching herhusband's black coffin with tears rolling down her cheeks. In 2006, their story became one of the top 10 love stories fromChina , collected by the Chinese Women Weekly. The local governmenthas decided to preserve the love ladder and the place they lived asa museum, so this love story can live forever.
take a look at their photos. click on the link below.http://www.asianoffbeat.com/default.asp?Display=1278

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

50 Reasons Why I'm A Vegetarian

"... why would anybody want to give up eating Meat?"
50 Reasons Why I'm A Vegetarian
There are many reasons to abstain from real animal products. Here are fifty of the best ones. Written primarily for older children, many adults have stated over the years how much they learned from it and enjoyed it.
Environmental / Ecological
Conservation of Fossil Fuel: It takes 78 calories of fossil fuel to produce 1 calorie of beef protein; 35 calories for 1 calorie of pork ; 22 calories for 1 calorie of poultry; but just 1 calorie of fossil fuel for 1 calorie of soybeans. By eating plant foods instead of animal foods, I help conserve our non-renewable sources of energy.
Water Conservation. It takes 3 to 15 times are much water to produce animal protein as it does plant protein. As a vegetarian I contribute to water conservation.
Efficient Use of Grains. It takes up to 16 pounds of soybeans and grains to produce 1 pound of beef and between 3 and 6 pounds to produce 1 pound of pork, turkey and egg. By eating grain foods directly, I make the food supply more efficient and that contributes to the environment.
Soil Conservation. When grains and legumes are used more efficiently, our precious topsoil is automatically made more efficient in its use. We use less agricultural resources to provide for the same number of people.
Saving Our Forests. Tropical forests in Brazil and other tropic regions are destroyed daily, in part, to create more acreage to raise livestock. By not supporting the meat industry I directly reduce the demand to pillage these irreplaceable treasures of nature. Since the forest land "filters" our air supply and contains botanical sources for new medicines, this destruction is in many ways irreversible.
Aesthetics. Decaying animal parts, whether in a freezer case or served in public restaurants can never be as aestheically pleasing to the senses as the same foods made from wholesome vegetable sources. Only habit can allow one not to perceive this; a change in diet makes this self-evident.
Personal Health
7. No Deficiencies. There is no nutrient necessary for optimal human functioning which cannot be obtained from plant food.
8. High Fat Plus Cholesterol. Animal foods are higher in fat than most plant foods, particularly saturated fats. They contain cholesterol; plants do not.
9. Carbohydrate Deficient. Meat is deficient in carbohydrates, particularly the starches, which are so essential to proper health.
10. Vitamin Deficient. Except for the B-complex, meat is largely deficient in vitamins.
11. Agricultural Chemicals. Being higher on the food chain, animal foods contain fat higher concentration of agricultural chemicals than plant foods, including pesticides, herbicides, etc.
12. Exposure to Livestock Drugs. There are 20,000 different drugs, including sterols, antibiotics, growth hormones, and other veterinary pharmaceuticals that are given to livestock animals. I consume these drugs when I consume animal foods. The dangers therein, particularly in secondary consumption of antibiotics, have been well documented.
13. Pathogenic Micro-Organisms. There are a host of bacteria and viruses, some quite dangerous, that are common to animals. When I eat meat, I eat the organisms present in the meat. Micro-organisms are present in plant foods, too, but ther number and potential danger to human health is by no means comparable. This is because animals are so close to us both anatomically and physiologically.
14. Worms and Other Parasites. Also common to animals. The same argument applies here as that for Pathogenic Micro-Organisms.
15. Shelf-Life Differential. Plant foods "last" longer than animal foods. Try this experiment: leave out a head of lettuce and a pound of hamburger for one full day. Which one will make you sick?
16. Organoleptic Indications of Pathogens. Plant foods tend to give tell-tale signs of "going bad" much sooner than animal foods. Did you ever hear of somebody getting sick from "bad broccoli"?
17. Heart Disease. Meat-eating increases the risk of heart disease, the No. 1 killer in the U.S. The correlation is an epidemiological fact.
18. Cancer Prevention. Of all the natural cancer prevention substances found: Vitamin C, B-17, hydroquinones, beta-carotene, NDGA -- none has been found to be animal-derived. Yet most meats, when cooked, produce an array of benzenes and other carcinogenic compounds. Cancer is infinitely easier to prevent than to cure. Soybeans, for one, contain protease inhibitor, a powerful anti-cancer compound. You won't find it in useful quantities in animal food.
19. Disease Inducing. The correlation between meat consumption and a wide range of degenerative diseases is well-founded and includes...
20. Osteoporosis. Strong correlation.
21. Kidney Stones and Gallstones. Strong correlation.
22. Diabetes. Strong correlation.
23. Senile Dementia. Meat-eaters are up to three times as likely to suffer from dementia in old age; in addition, there's a strong correlation with multiple sclerosis.
24. Arthritis. Strong correlation.
25. Gum Disease. Compelling correlation.
26. Acne. Aggravated by animal foods.
27. Obesity. Vegetarians tend to be thinner than meat-eaters, and studies contain it. Obesity is considered by many doctors to be a disease in itself.
28. Intestinal Toxemia. The condition of the intestinal flora is critical to overall health. Animal products putrefy in the colon.
29. Transit Time. Wholesome food travels quickly through the "G.I. tract," leaving little time to spoil and incite disease in the body. Animal products uniformly have longer transit times.
30. Fiber Deficient. Fiber absorbs unwanted, excess fats; cleans the intestines; provides bulk and aids in peristalsis. Plant food is high in fiber content; meat, poultry and dairy products have none.
31. Body Wastes. Food from animals contain their waste, including adrenaline, uric and lactic acid, etc. Before adding ketchup, the biggest contributors to the "flavor profile" of a hamburger are the leftover blood and urine.
32. Excess Protein. The average American eats 400% of the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for protein. This causes excess nitrogen in the blood that creates a host of long-term health problems.
33. Longevity. To increase one's risk of getting degenerative disease means decreasing one's chance to live a naturally-long, healthy life. Huzas and other peoples with large centenarian populations maintain lifestyles that require little or no meat.
34. Well-Being. I just feel better since "giving up" meat and becoming a vegetarian.
Personal Finance Personal Finance
35. Health Care Cost. Being healthier from a vegetarian diet means spending less on health care.
36. Food Costs. Vegetarian food tends to cost less than meat-based items.
Ethics
37. Love of Animals. I love animals myself. I have no desire to kill them or cause them harm, just as I have no desire to have someone kill or harm me.
38. Stance Against Factory Farming. I cannot make a statement about the inhumanity of factory farming if I, myself, eat animals.
39. Respect for Sentient Life. I show gratitude to my Creator by eating as low on the food chain as possible.
40. "Economic Vote." I support the meat industry and the way they operate when I purchase and use their products. I do not wish to do this.
41. Small Sacrifice. The sacrifice I make is nothing compared to the poor animal's.
Spirituality
42. God-Given Diet. Our hands, teeth, feet, intestinal tract... even our body chemistry is that of an herbivore. As it states in Genesis: "Behold I have given you every fruit of every seed... and to you it shall be for meat."
43. Reciprocity. As you sow, so shall you reap. If I partake of the slaughter of animals, I will have to repay my contribution to that act.
44. "Protecting the Temple ." Whatever affects the body has a corresponding effect on the mind and soul.
45. I Believe in Non-Violence. There is nothing non-violent about the senseless slaughter of animals, when more nutritious protein foods are available in their stead.
46. World Peace. There can never be peace among men while men are declaring war on other highly developed life forms. This, too, is the Law of Return, and I prefer to contribute to World Peace.
47. Clear Conscience. I know I'm doing right. I feel good inside about my decision to remain "Meatless."
48. Example. To live in this way is to project the underlying spiritual values to those around me.
49. Easy Substitutes. There is now a vegetable-based substitute for every meat product imaginable, which brings us to...
50. The Whole Earth Vegetarian Catalogue!

Busy

Busy

Once upon a time a very strong woodcutter ask for a job in a timber merchant, and he got it. The paid was really good and so were the work conditions. For that reason, the woodcutter was determined to do his best.

His boss gave him an axe and showed him the area where he was supposed to work.

The first day, the woodcutter brought 18 trees

"Congratulations," the boss said. "Go on that way!"

Very motivated for the boss’s words, the woodcutter try harder the next day, but he only could bring 15 trees. The third day he try even harder, but he only could bring 10 trees. Day after day he was bringing less and less trees.

"I must be losing my strength", the woodcutter thought. He went to the boss and apologized, saying that he could not understand what was going on.

"When was the last time you sharpened your axe?" the boss asked.

"Sharpen? I had no time to sharpen my axe. I have been very busy trying to cut trees..."

Interview

The objective of the interview, as sated in the UPSC prospectus for the Civil Service Examination, is to asses the personnel suitability of the candidate for the service or services for which he has applied, by a Board of competent and unbiased observers. During this personality test, the candidate will have been them a record of his career as furnished by him in the board questionnaire. The candidate will be asked questions on masters of general interest and on the subjects he has studied as well as on the subjects he had choosen for the written examination.

The interview is intended to judge the mental calibre, attitude and outlook of the candidate along with his leadership qualities and character traits. Thus, it would be an assesment not merely of his academic proficiency and intellectual qualities but also of his social traits and interest in current events. Some of the qualities to be judged can be listed as:

mental alertness
critical powers of assimilation
balance of judgement
clear and logical exposition
variety and depth of intersts
ability for social cohesion leadership and
intellectual and moral integrity.

During the interview, the candidate has to listen as well as speak. Normally he will be required to do the major share of the talking, expressing his ideas, views, opinions and comments and also arguing his case and justifying his stand or conclusions by auddicing sound, sensible, rational, logical and convincing reasons. He should be share of himself, remain consistent and be sincere.

The Personality Test is not intended to be a test either of the specialised or general knowledge of the candidates, which has already been tested through the Written examination. Further, candidates are expected to have taken an intelligent interest not only in their special subjects of academic study but also in the events which are happening around them, both within and out of their own State or Country, as well as in modern currents of thought and new discoveries.

Thus, the candidates should be prepared for some questions relating to their native State, on India and international current events as also on the burning topics of the day।

Interview-Ten Golden Tips To Top In The Interviews

Appreciate the wisdom of being clean, neat and tidy when you present yourself before the Interview Board: See that you have good haircut and that your nails are clean. Comb your hair well. Remove sweat, oil, dirt, etc., from your face and forehead. Make sure that no bad odour or smell emanates from your face. But you can certainly do a lot to improve it. Your appearance should show that you are an orderly person. Therefore, do take care of your grooming.
Mind your clothes: You should dress well suited to the occasion. Your clothes should not be gaudy or showy. You must present yourself in a suit, preferably of dark or somber colours. Your collar must be clean, well pressed and starched. Similarly, your shirt handcuffs should also be clean. They should not be frayed in the ends. You must wear socks and shoes. See that the socks are pulled up. Shoes must be well polished. You make the first impression with your clothes and the way you dress yourself up. If your clothes create an initial unfavourable impression you will be hard put to neutralise it during the interview. Similarly, with some care for your clothes you can begin the interview with your right foot forward. It is therefore very essential that you turn up for the interview, smartly dressed.
Etiquette, manners and courtesy can help you a great deal in tilting the interview in your favour: Before entering the room, gently knock at the door and announce yourself. You can politely inquire whether. You could go in. You must enter only when you are bid to do so. Enter calmly with confidence. After entering, greet those present according to the time of the day, e.g. 'Good morning, Sir,' 'Good afternoon, Sir', and so on. It would be ideal if you could stand to attention while greeting them. While paying compliments and later while addressing the Chairman, or the Members. Generally address yourself to the Chairman as he represents the entire Board. Wait till you are offered a seat. Then thank the person who asks you to sit down before you are offered a seat. Then thank the person who asks you to sit down before you take your seat. If you are not offered a seat, continue to stand and answer the questions from that position.
Avoid mannerisms: Sit straight and look up. Do not keep shaking your knees, tapping on the floor and so on. Stop coughing or adjusting your throat every now and then. A top playing with your tie, collars or coat buttons. Do not lean on the table and rest your elbows there. In fact, you should cut out all unnecessary movements. You can and must be relaxed.
Smile and be cheerful: While entering the room, while greeting the Chairman and Members, while thanking them and while listening to them keep your smile on. See that you do not start yawning during the interview. You should look keen, interested, pleasant and enthusiastic. A smile helps you in all these.
Speak distinctly and audibly: Do not either shout or mumble. Pronounce your words full and give emphasis to the syllable where required. Speak in such a way that all those present could hear you without straining themselves. Speak with interest and enthusiasm. Your voice must sparkle and vibrate with spirit. Do not drag or sound monotonous. Speak to the Chairman or to the Members and not to the floor, roof, table or wall. In other words, look into their eyes while you speak.
Be attentive and look attentive when the Chairman or the Members speaks to you: Listen carefully to what they say and do not ask them to repeat themselves often. Do not close your eyes while you want to concentrate. Also do not interrupt while they talk. Allow them to complete the question or remarks before you give your reply or comments.
You must avoid arguments: Do not challenge the opinion of the Board Members or the correctness of their statements. Express your views with tact and consideration. Avoid criticising others. Do not find fault with others. If you are in the wrong, admit it and apologise immediately. Never give excuses. While giving your conclusions, proceed in a logical manner and adduce valid reasons. Do not be self-opinionated.
Do not bluff, boast vainly and shoot lions: State the fact accurately and be modest while describing your achievements. When you do not know the answer, be frank and tell them so. Never generalise or make vague guesses. See that you do not waffle. While you speak, you must be able to hold the attention of your listeners with interest. You should never become a bore.
Act with confidence, hope and assurance: Be positive and optimistic in your outlook. Remember, it is not so much what you say, but how you say, that mostly determines your success in the interview.

Interview-Ten Golden Tips To Top In The Interviews

Interview-Ten Golden Tips To Top In The Interviews

Appreciate the wisdom of being clean, neat and tidy when you present yourself before the Interview Board: See that you have good haircut and that your nails are clean. Comb your hair well. Remove sweat, oil, dirt, etc., from your face and forehead. Make sure that no bad odour or smell emanates from your face. But you can certainly do a lot to improve it. Your appearance should show that you are an orderly person. Therefore, do take care of your grooming.
Mind your clothes: You should dress well suited to the occasion. Your clothes should not be gaudy or showy. You must present yourself in a suit, preferably of dark or somber colours. Your collar must be clean, well pressed and starched. Similarly, your shirt handcuffs should also be clean. They should not be frayed in the ends. You must wear socks and shoes. See that the socks are pulled up. Shoes must be well polished. You make the first impression with your clothes and the way you dress yourself up. If your clothes create an initial unfavourable impression you will be hard put to neutralise it during the interview. Similarly, with some care for your clothes you can begin the interview with your right foot forward. It is therefore very essential that you turn up for the interview, smartly dressed.
Etiquette, manners and courtesy can help you a great deal in tilting the interview in your favour: Before entering the room, gently knock at the door and announce yourself. You can politely inquire whether. You could go in. You must enter only when you are bid to do so. Enter calmly with confidence. After entering, greet those present according to the time of the day, e.g. 'Good morning, Sir,' 'Good afternoon, Sir', and so on. It would be ideal if you could stand to attention while greeting them. While paying compliments and later while addressing the Chairman, or the Members. Generally address yourself to the Chairman as he represents the entire Board. Wait till you are offered a seat. Then thank the person who asks you to sit down before you are offered a seat. Then thank the person who asks you to sit down before you take your seat. If you are not offered a seat, continue to stand and answer the questions from that position.
Avoid mannerisms: Sit straight and look up. Do not keep shaking your knees, tapping on the floor and so on. Stop coughing or adjusting your throat every now and then. A top playing with your tie, collars or coat buttons. Do not lean on the table and rest your elbows there. In fact, you should cut out all unnecessary movements. You can and must be relaxed.
Smile and be cheerful: While entering the room, while greeting the Chairman and Members, while thanking them and while listening to them keep your smile on. See that you do not start yawning during the interview. You should look keen, interested, pleasant and enthusiastic. A smile helps you in all these.
Speak distinctly and audibly: Do not either shout or mumble. Pronounce your words full and give emphasis to the syllable where required. Speak in such a way that all those present could hear you without straining themselves. Speak with interest and enthusiasm. Your voice must sparkle and vibrate with spirit. Do not drag or sound monotonous. Speak to the Chairman or to the Members and not to the floor, roof, table or wall. In other words, look into their eyes while you speak.
Be attentive and look attentive when the Chairman or the Members speaks to you: Listen carefully to what they say and do not ask them to repeat themselves often. Do not close your eyes while you want to concentrate. Also do not interrupt while they talk. Allow them to complete the question or remarks before you give your reply or comments.
You must avoid arguments: Do not challenge the opinion of the Board Members or the correctness of their statements. Express your views with tact and consideration. Avoid criticising others. Do not find fault with others. If you are in the wrong, admit it and apologise immediately. Never give excuses. While giving your conclusions, proceed in a logical manner and adduce valid reasons. Do not be self-opinionated.
Do not bluff, boast vainly and shoot lions: State the fact accurately and be modest while describing your achievements. When you do not know the answer, be frank and tell them so. Never generalise or make vague guesses. See that you do not waffle. While you speak, you must be able to hold the attention of your listeners with interest. You should never become a bore.
Act with confidence, hope and assurance: Be positive and optimistic in your outlook. Remember, it is not so much what you say, but how you say, that mostly determines your success in the interview.

"happy tears" - "sad tears" - Dont hold your tears‏

"There was a study done where a control group of 100 people were divided into two." 50 people watched a very funny, tears-of laughter type movie. 50 watched a very sad and tears of compassion/tragedy type movie. At the end of the sessions researchers collected the "happy tears" and the sad tears" with eye droppers. They found that "happy tears" are made up of brine... salt water and not a great deal else However the "sad tears" were found to contain the very same chemicals and enzymes that are found in tumors, ulcers and other such lumps and bumps and sicknesses through out the body. This test concluded that the body, when crying in sadness etc is literally flushing out all of the toxic-chemicals that accumulate and are a part of the sadness /heartache experience. Therefore if one holds back those tears, those toxic-waters will find somewhere else to deposit themselves.. . and prolonged lack-of-crying- release will guarantee that the body will accumulate a huge amount of internal pollution and toxicity that should have been released through the tears.. is it any wonder that the eyes sting so much when we hold back our tears?

Work

Good People Always Come Together For Good Work!


GOD CREATED MAN TO WORK
WORK IS MAN’S MOST IMPORTANT DUTY

IF YOU ARE POOR – WORK
IF YOU ARE RICH – WORK
IF FAILURE DISCOURAGES – WORK
IF SUCCESS ENCOURAGES – WORK

YOU HAVE BEEN BURDENED WITH UNFAIR RESPONSIBILITIES – WORK
YOU HAVE BEEN ENTRUSTED WITH DESERVING RESPONSIBILITIES – WORK

YOU HAVE NOT BEEN PAID FAIRLY – WORK
YOU HAVE BEEN PAID HANDSOMELY – WORK

WHEN DREAMS ARE SHATTERED – WORK
WHEN FAITH FALTERS – WORK

WHEN FUTURE APPEARS BLEAK – WORK
WHEN HOPE SEEMS DEAD – WORK

WORK IS GREATEST STRESS-BUSTER
WORK IS MIGHTEST MORAL-BOOSTER
WORK IS THE BEST BOREDOM-BEATHER
WORK IS EQUALLY EFFECTIVE DISEASE-FIGHTER

IF YOU NEGLECT WORK, YOU INVITE WORRY, FEAR, DOUBT AND DEBT.
WORK IS THE GREATEST SOLUTION FOR ALL PROBLEMS

SO WORK, WORK, WORK & WORK SINCERELY!


Smile.. Share.. Live! Life’s Beautiful!!

मोरल stories

The Plan

A pretty woman was serving a life sentence in prison. Angry and resentful about her situation, she had decided that she would rather die than to live another year in prison.

Over the years she had become good friends with one of the prison caretakers. His job, among others, was to bury those prisoners who died in a graveyard just outside the prison walls. When a prisoner died, the caretaker rang a bell, which was heard by everyone. The caretaker then got the body and put it in a casket. Next, he entered his office to fill out the death certificate before returning to the casket to nail the lid shut. Finally, he put the casket on a wagon to take it to the graveyard and bury it.


Knowing this routine, the woman devised an escape plan and shared it with the caretaker.. The next time the bell rang, the woman would leave her cell and sneak into the dark room where the coffins were kept. She would slip into the coffin with the dead body while the caretaker was filling out the death certificate. When the care-taker returned, he would nail the lid shut and take the coffin outside the prison with the woman in the coffin along with the dead body. He would then bury the coffin. The woman knew there would be enough air for her to breathe until later in the evening when the caretaker would return to the graveyard under the cover of darkness, dig up the coffin, open it, and set her free.

The caretaker was reluctant to go along with this plan, but since he and the woman had become good friends over the years, he agreed to do it.The woman waited several weeks before someone in the prison died. She was asleep in her cell when she heard the death bell ring.

She got up and slowly walked down the hallway. She was nearly caught a couple of times. Her heart was beating fast. She opened the door to the darkened room where the coffins were kept. Quietly in the dark, she found the coffin that contained the dead body, carefully climbed into the coffin and pulled the lid shut to wait for the caretaker to come and nail the lid shut.

Soon she heard footsteps and the pounding of the hammer and nails. Even though she was very uncomfortable in the coffin with the dead body, she knew that with each nail she was one step closer to freedom. The coffin was lifted onto the wagon and taken outside to the graveyard. She could feel the coffin being lowered into the ground. She didn't make a sound as the coffin hit the bottom of the grave with a thud.

Finally she heard the dirt dropping onto the top of the wooden coffin, and she knew that it was only a matter of time until she would be free at last. After several minutes of absolute silence, she began to laugh. She was free! She was free! Feeling curious, she decided to light a match to find out the identity of the dead prisoner beside her.

To her horror, she discovered that she was lying next to the dead caretaker.

Many people believe they have life all figured out..... But sometimes it just doesn't turn out the way they planned it.
A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling.
It seemed that, as one problem was solved, a new one arose. Her mother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Soon the pots came to a boil. In the first, she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs, and in the last she placed ground coffee beans.
She let them sit and boil, without saying a word. In about twenty minutes, she turned off the burners. She fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. She pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl. Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl. Turning to her daughter, she asked, "Tell me, what do you see?"


"Carrots, eggs, and coffee," the young woman replied. The mother brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and noted that they were soft. She then asked her to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard-boiled egg. Finally, she asked her to sip the coffee. The daughter smiled as she tasted its rich aroma. The daughter then asked, "What does it mean, mother?"
Her mother explained that each of these objects had faced the same adversity - boiling water - but each reacted differently. The carrot went in strong, hard and unrelenting. However, after being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak.
The egg had been fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid interior. But, after sitting through the boiling water, its inside became hardened! The ground coffee beans were unique, however. After they were in the boiling water, they had changed the water.


"Which are you?" the mother asked her daughter. "When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg, or a coffee bean?" Think of this: Which am I? Am I the carrot that seems strong but, with pain and adversity, do I wilt and become soft and lose my strength? Am I the egg that starts with a malleable heart, but changes with the heat? Did I have a fluid spirit but, after a death, a breakup, or a financial hardship, does my shell look the same, but on the inside am I bitter and tough with a stiff spirit and a hardened heart? Or am I like the coffee bean? The bean actually changes the hot water, the very circumstance that brings the pain. When the water gets hot, it releases the fragrance and flavor.
If you are like the bean, when things are at their worst, you get better and change the situation around you। When the hours are the darkest and trials are their greatest, do you elevate to another level? How do you handle adversity? Are you a carrot, an egg, or a coffee bean?