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The River of Life (2 of 2)

Good morning friends.  This is the second part of my article.  Let me continue here now …

To seek permanency means wanting that which is pleasurable to continue indefinitely, and wanting that which is not pleasurable to end as quickly as possible. We want the name that we bear to be known and to continue through family, through property. We want a sense of permanency in our relationships, in our activities, which means that we are seeking a lasting, continuous life in the stagnant pool; we don’t want any real changes there, so we have built a society which guarantees us the permanency of property, of name, of fame…

Life is like the river: endlessly moving on, ever seeking, exploring, pushing, overflowing its banks, penetrating every crevice with its water. But the mind won’t allow that to happen to itself. The mind sees that it’s dangerous, risky to live in a state of impermanency, insecurity, so it builds a wall around itself …

Religion is the feeling of goodness, that love which is like the river, living, moving everlastingly. In that state … there is no longer any search at all, and this ending of search is the beginning of something totally different. The search for God, for truth, the feeling of being completely good – not the cultivation of goodness, of humility, but the seeking out of something beyond the inventions and tricks of the mind, which means having a feeling for that something, living in it, being it – that is true religion. But you can do that only when you leave the pool you have dug for yourself and go out into the river of life.  Jiddu Drishnamurti

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Recipe for Change

 

Great Big Smile

Putting my heart and soul for my

family and friends

Preparing all the good mood

Cooking for them  with all the cheers

I think I’m warming them with my  big  SMILE.

Happy Uttarayan from Gujarat

 

Happy Uttarayan to All

from Dhirendra from Gujarat.

May this 2010 1st feastival

bring Happiness to your life. 

I wish you and your family a very

Happy Makar Sankranthi. 

 

Mind set: Happiness is homemade (1)

Good morning friends.  Whenever I read a new, an article, I made sure that I’m reading some of spiritual thoughts.  Stephen R. Covey, has a good thought that made me focus on this while reading.  I want everybody knows how he presented this thoughts.  It’s a good one.

Regardless of whether we live in the US, India or anywhere else, family is the building block of any society, and our greatest fulfillment lies there.  Of course, one needs to give due importance to work.  But if any society works diligently in every other area but neglects the family, it would be the same as straightening deck chairs on the Titanic.

We all seek happiness but what most of us discover is that happiness is a home-made product. If you have strong and effective relationship with family members — whether living together or apart — the resultant good vibes and mental solace tend to overflow into all other aspects of life. When your family is heading in the right direction, you are better able to perform and focus at work. On the other hand, if things aren’t going well at home, it is difficult to be deeply happy anywhere else. Thus, it is supremely important that at home, with your family, you concentrate on creating a beautiful family culture.

Marriage is more than a contractual relationship — it is a promise from each individual to stay true to their love and commitment. While I can’t tell you how to choose the right mate, I can advise you to determine what your values and principles are — and who might be a complimentary companion. – The Times of India

 

Learning to teach!

Good morning friends.  We have to increase our knowledge in everything.  As each of everyone of us have the thinking of what they can do in the society, what they can offer, we can study for more knowledge.  We all want to share to our society what we learned.  After reading some articles in reference my pleasure to share it with you.

Youngsters just out of college and on the first flight of stairs to a  career. Homemakers making time out of looking after a family to do something else for themselves. Senior citizens with the knowledge that comes with having lived a life. IT professionals with whole weekends to spare. Teach India, a Times of India initiative, attracted a number of people from all walks of life, backgrounds, and all age groups to  Self Employed Womens’ Association (SEWA) near Ellisbridge on Thursday.

They were there wanting to do something for the society; willing to travel far, sacrifice social life only with an objective of helping the children realize their dreams.

The curious group of volunteers lent a patient ear as Reema Nanavati, rural development director of Sewa, gave them an overview of the campaign. “Through this, we will be able to bridge the divide between ourselves and those who have not been as lucky,” she said.

Just as she finished, eager volunteers came up with questions of their own. While Samta Keswani, a former teacher, inquired about subjects that can be taught, Chirag Parekh, a student wanted to know about number of students in each class.

Surprisingly most homemakers, many of who had brought their kids along, had opted for morning batches despite their hectic schedule. Said Vaishali Dua, “I think I deserve a morning in the week to do something for myself. It will be lovely to start my day with a noble cause.”

Ashok Kaul, a marketing manager in a MNC had taken leave from work to reach the venue. “Apart from curriculum, I want to give emphasis on grooming personality and moral values,” he said.

Among the volunteers, was also present a special family. As many as five members of the family had registered themselves for the campaign. The youngest of them, 20-year-old Munira had also brought along her sexagenarian grandmother, in a show of solidarity. In another corner, students from LD Engineering college tried to work out a time which would not clash with their college classes. Standing along with them, Bhanu Gupta, an IT professional said, “I plan to reschedule my work hours and reach there an hour later after teaching.”

ref: thetimesofindia

The Family: The Cornerstone of Society – 2

Good day to each and every one of you out there.  Let me continue what I have been starting with y previous article.  I hope you will still be with me.

Considering the challenges and difficulties that modern day families are confronted with, it becomes imperative for all those who are charged with the task of promoting the rights of families and ensure their welfare to seriously arrest the social forces that threaten to divide families and distort values and definitions of what families are.

Regardless of faith and cultural affiliation, the family – the basic social institution, the cornerstone of society – is called upon to become the visible sign of truth.  It is tasked to defend values that are common to all humanity that respect the dignity of persons and human life, and upholds justice.

Each one of us is a member of this basic pillar of society.  This being the case, we are all expected to support initiatives that promote and protect the rights and welfare of the family and exert all possible efforts to strengthen the bond that unites its members.  Let us keep in mind the reminder of Pope Paul VI, “the Pope of the Family,” who said that “the future of humanity passes by way of the family.”

The Family: The Cornerstone of Society – 1

Good morning to all of you!  It’s my habit to read newspaper and other reading materials.  Sometimes I used internet just to be aware of the current situation here in my country or in any other countries.  Each and every one of us the family is our priority.  We all do what is best to our family, even if we have a hard time in everything.  Let me share with you the fact about the family.

A RECENT  conference entitled “Alliance for the Family in Europe, Associations in the Leading Role” was held to compare the experiences of the various types of family associations and raise greater awareness of political leaders and the public on the central and irreplaceable role that the family plays in society.  This year, the 40th anniversary of Pope Paul VI’s Encyclical “Humane vitae” and the 25th anniversary of the promulgation of the “Charter of the Rights of the Family,”  which was presented by the Holy See in 1983, will be observed.

The Charter is principally addressed to political leaders and all families.  It provides those entrusted with the responsibility to care for the common good “a model and a point of reference upon which to base appropriate political legislation for the family” and encourages families to come together to defend and promote their rights.