Enlightened Thought

  • SHARMA, A.K. –” “Q: What does the Transcendental Meditation technique do? A: The Transcendental Meditation technique provides the mind and body with a unique and profound state of restful alertness. The body gains an extraordinarily deep state of rest while the mind settles down to a state of inner calm and wakefulness.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –” It is easy to escape from a situation than to face it. It is easy to confront than to console, It is easy to speak than to listen. It is easy to be serious than to laugh. It is easy to get caught in worldly activity than to relax. It is easy to blame than to take responsibility It is easy to get discouraged than to rely, on inner strength. It is easy to be fearful and worried than to trust. It is easy to be in the known than the unknown. It is easy to resist than to surrender.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Sometimes in life, you find a special friend; Someone who changes your life just by being part of it. Someone who makes you laugh until you can’t stop; Someone who makes you believe that there really is good in the world. Someone who convinces you that there really is an unlocked door just waiting for you to open it.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –””If we carry our burden all the time, sooner or later, we will not be able to carry on, the burden becoming increasingly heavier. What you have to do is to put the glass down, rest for a while before holding it up again”.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –””We have to put down the burden periodically, so that we can refresh and are able to carry on. So before you return home from work tonight, put the burden of work down. Don’t carry it back home- You can pick it up tomorrow. Whatever burden you are having now on your shoulders, let it down for a moment if you can. Pick it up again later when you have rested–”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”…If i knew it would be the last time/ that i see you walk out the door,/ I would give you a hug and kiss/ and call you back for one more…”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”…just in case…/ …today is alii get,/ I’d like to say how much i love you/ and i hope we never forget.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”0 Devi, you forever dispel the distress of devotees, To those that take refuge in you You remove all pain and suffering. 0 Narayani! Salutations to you again and again.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”0 Gauri, with three radiant eyes, I seek refuge at your feet. You, who are the essence of auspiciousness You are able to accomplish all things. 0 Narayani! Salutations to you again and again.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”0 Mother Durga, For those that remember you in difficulty You remove all fear. For those who remember you in their happiness You bestow all wisdom. With boundless compassion in your heart Who but you are the dispeller of poverty, pain and fear.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”0 mother of the universe, give us rain!/ Cleanse us of fear, suspicion and panic!/ Heal us of hate:/ Give us that which we need!/ As the I one fire leaping out of many kinds of wood,/ j As the one air that is ; breathed by all,/As the one sun shining upon the world,/Is untainted by the blemishes of what it shines upon;/ As the one self Abiding in, yet unsullied by many selves;/ Come forth, 0 come forth…”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”A lecturer was giving a lecture to his students on stress management. He raised a glass of water and asked the audience. “How heavy do you think this glass of water is?” The students’ answers ranged from 20 gm to 500 gm.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”A man found a cocoon of a butterfly One day a small opening appeared. He sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”A whole new world A dazzling place i never knew But when I’m way up here It’s crystal clear That now i’m in a whole new world with you -Now i’m in a whole new world with you.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”A whole new world A new fantastic point of view No one to tell us no Or where to go Or say we’re only dreaming.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”A whole new world I Don’t you dare close your eyes A hundred thousand things to see I Hold your breath — it gets better I’m like a shooting star I’ve come so far I can’t go back to where i used to be.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”A whole new world That’s where we’ll be A thrilling chase A wondrous place For you and me.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Abundant is the year, with much millet and much rice; And we have our high granaries. With myriads, and hundreds of thousands, and millions (of measures in them); For spirits and sweet spirits, To present our ancestors, male and female, And to supply all our ceremonies, The blessings sent down on us are of every kind.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”After a while you learn the subtle difference/ Between holding a hand and chaining a soul,/ And you learn that, love doesn’t mean leaning/ And Company doesn’t mean security/ And you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts/ And presents aren’t promises,/ And you begin to accept your defeats/ With your head up and your eyes open,/ With the grace of a man, not the grief of a child,/ And learn to build all your roads/ On today because tomorrow’s ground/ Is too uncertain for plans, and futures have/ A way of falling down in mid-flight,/ After a while you learn that even sunshine/ Burns if you have too much./ So you plant your own garden and decorate/ your own soul, instead of waiting/ For someone to ring you flowers,/ And you learn that you really an endure…/ That you really are strong/ And you really do have worth,/ And you learn and learn/ With every person you meet or employ you learn/ With every friend or lover, you learn/ With every goodbye you learn.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Along with the laughter from the other customers nearby, i heard a woman remark, “That’s what’s wrong with this country. Kids today don’t even know how to pray. Asking God for ice cream! Why, i never!”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Ancients believed in the phoenix, a legendary bird that would live for 500 years. Near the end of its life, the phoenix would build a funeral pyre for itself. As it began to die, it would lay down on the wood; the wood would burst into flames consuming the phoenix after the bird died. The phoenix would emerge anew from the ashes of the funeral pyre stronger and more beautiful than before living on for another 500 years. Thus, the phoenix… is another symbol of transformation and a representation of the grief response… for those who feel entirely consumed by the deep emotional response to grief before re-emerging, in a sense, being reborn by the experience.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”As a tattoo design, flames or fire may represent transformation, destruction, change, passion, a beacon of light and knowledge and serve as a warning to the wearer. …as the smoke of the fire wafts towards the heavens it was thought to bear the wishes and prayers of the faithful. An object or sacrifice that is consumed in a fire becomes flames, heat and smoke and all that remains afterwards is ash. In Judaism, candles are lit to usher in holidays and to separate Shabbat from the rest of the week, as well as to remember the dead; another important fire symbol is the Eternal Flame, which was a fire kept in the First and Second Temple that was never supposed to go out. In mythology, the Phoenix is consumed in flames and is reincarnated out of its own ashes. The flames are a symbol of transformation and rebirth and represent the cycle of life.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”As Bramnacharini Parvati undertook penance to attain Shiva. Hence the names Tapacharini, Brahmacharini and Uma.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”As children bring their broken toys/ With tears for us to mend/ I brought my broken dream to God/ Because He was my friend./ But then, instead of leaving Him/ In peace to work alone/ I hung around and tried to help Him/ With ways that were my own./ At last i snatched them back and cried:/ “How can You be so slow!” “My child”, He said: “What could I do?/ You never did let go”.
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Banda karey avalliyaan tey rab karey savalliyaan, God bestows His favours even on the perpetrators of misdeeds.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Blog query: Why was Arjuna chosen for the Gitopadesh? Blogger 1: Arjuna represents all of us. Out of all the five Pandava brothers only he was unwilling to fight. He felt the emotions of kinship. Arjuna needed help and so the Gita was given to him. Blogger ,2 (ISKCON): The Lord has given Arjuna knowledge that is confidential (knowledge of Brahmn) and still more confidential (knowledge of the Super soul within everyone’s heart), and now He is giving the most confidential part of knowledge: just surrender unto the Supreme Personality of Godhead. He says: ‘Always think of Me.” This essence is not understood by all, but by one who is dear to Krishna, a pure devotee… and it should be carried out not only by Arjuna but by all living entities. Blogger 3: Krishna did not pick Arjuna for any specific reason; but chose to tell him about all that he told him under the -circumstances that warranted it. But it bsnefited all the people of the world.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Buri nazarwale tera bhibhalano. You who casts evil eyes, may you too receive the grace of God.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Buri nazarwale tera muh kala. You who casts evil eyes, may your face get blackened.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Certain villages in Maharashtra are known to feed milk to poisonous snakes. The amazing fact is that the poisonous snakes never bite.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Compassionate, intelligent and almighty Grace light… is an explosive inner light, more brilliant and powerful than the sun, described by the saints, prophets and enlightened masters of all faiths throughout the agesGrace light symbolises the light of God. If one doesn’t feel comfortable with the concept of God, one may think of grace light as a powerful cosmic energy that has the power to change our lives. As grace light empowers us, our hearts and minds will be ignited with divine inner radiance and intelligence. In Tamil, grace light is called Arm’. Arul is defined as soul intelligence as opposed to ‘Marul’ which means mind intelligence… Grace light will bring a new type of consciousness beyond logic with flowering of the heart centre. Through the influence of grace light, people will not only develop higher states of awareness, but will also develop compassion and love towards one another. Grace light will move us from our self-absorbed and self-centred perspective to an experience of interconnectedness and universal oneness.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Creation: hi ancient Indian myth, the drought-serpent Ahi or Vritra swallowed the primordial ocean and did not release all created beings until Indra split the serpent’s stomach with a thunderbolt. Greek mythology tells of how Ophion the snake incubated the primordial egg from which all created things were born. In Egyptian myth, the state of existence before creation was symbolized as Amduat, a many-coiled serpent from which Ra the Sun and all of creation arose, returning each night and being reborn every morning.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Determine your own worth instead of letting others do it for you. They’ll short-change you!”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Don’t compare yourself to anybody else. You’re unique, one of a kind, an original. So don’t settle for being a copy.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Don’t scold me for my inquisitiveness. Treat me as you would like to be treated.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Durga Shailputri is Parvati, the daughter of Himalaya.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Every single evening As i’m lying here in bed, This tiny little prayer Keeps running through my head: God bless all my family Wherever they may be, Keep them warm And safe from harm For they’re so close to me. And God, there is one more thing I wish that you could do; Hope you don’t mind me asking, Please bless my computer too. Now i know that it’s unusual To bless a motherboard, But listen just a second While i explain it to you, Lord. You see, that little metal box Holds more than odds and ends; Inside those small compartments Rest so many of my friends. Iknowsomuch aboutthem By the kindness that they give, And this little scrap of metal Takes me in to where they live… Please take an extra minute From your duties up above, To bless those in my address book That’s filled with so much love. Wherever else this prayer may reach To each and every friend, Bless each e-mail inbox And each person who hits’send’. When you update your Heavenly list On your own Great CD-ROM, Bless everyone who says this prayer Sent up to GOD .”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Fasting is the fourth pillar of the faith, says the Quran.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Fertility: The Hopi people of North America performed an annual snake dance to celebrate the union of Snake Youth (a Sky spirit) and Snake Girl (an Underworld spirit) and to renew fertility of nature. ‘ During the dance, live snakes were handled and at the end of the dance the snakes were released into the fields to guarantee good crops.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Find what you like to do, do well, and strive to do it with excellence.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Focus daily on your greatest source of confidence —the God who lives in you!”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Focus on your potential, not your limitations. Remember, God lives in you!”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”For lo! the days are hastening on By prophecies seen of old When with the ever circling years Shall come the time foretold When the new heaven and earth shall own The Prince of Peace their King And the whole world sends back the song Which now the angels sing.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Forgive us. Lord, for the damage we have done to the earth. Forgive us that the rivers and seas have been polluted by the waste of our civilisation. Forgive us that the air has been turned foul by burning fuel and radioactive emissions. Forgive us that flowers, fauna and wild creatures! have become extinct ^through our relentless invasion of their natural habitat. Forgive us that we have often valued profit more than the quality of the environment in which people have to live.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Forgive us. Lord, for the damage we have done to the earth. Forgive us that the rivers and seas have been polluted by the waste of our civilisation. Forgive us that the air has been turned foul by burning fuel and radioactive emissions. Forgive us that flowers, fauna and wild creatures! have become extinct ^through our relentless invasion of their natural habitat. Forgive us that we have often valued profit more than the quality of the environment in which people have to live.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Forgiveness: Prayers are offered for forgiveness and strength in faith to receive His mercy and forgiveness.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Friday — Shopping Day: 0 God, give me the grace to shop wisely so i may purchase eternal happiness for myself and all others in need of love.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”God won’t ask about I the colour of your skin, He’ll ask about the content of your character.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”God won’t ask about the clothes you had in your closet, He’ll ask how many you helped to clothe.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”God won’t ask how many friends you had, He’ll ask how many people to whom you were a friend.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”God won’t ask how many people you passed this on to, He’ll ask if you were ashamed to pass it on to your friends.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”God won’t ask in which neighbourhood you lived, He’ll ask how you treated your neighbours.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”God won’t ask what kind of car you drove; He’ll ask how many people you drove who didn’t have transportation.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”God won’t ask what your highest salary was, He’ll ask if you compromised your character to obtain it.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”God won’t ask what your job title was, He’ll ask if you performed your job to the best of your ability.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”God won’t ask why it took you so long to seek salvation. He’ll lovingly take you to your mansion in heaven, and not to the gates of Hell.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Good Tidings to you wherever you are Good Tidings for Christmas And a Happy New Year. We wish you a Merry Christmas We wish you a Merry Christmas We wish you a Merry Christmas And a Happy New Year.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Gudi also called Brahmadhwaj, flag of Lord Brahma, a celebration of victory Gudis are hung at the door of houses. It is a pole topped! I with an upturned silver {pat, ‘Kalash’. A colourful cloth is tied and decorated with coconuts, garland of flowers and sweets. A mixture of Neem leaves, tamarind, jaggery ajwain and gram-pulse is eaten. The Gudi is removed after sunset.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Gudi Padwa is the day onwhich the universe was created by Lord Brahma, according to the Brahma Purana. It is also when Satyug began and Lord Ram returned to Ayodhya after defeating Ravana.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”handrakanta has a half moon on her forehead. She has three eyes and 10 hands holding 10 types of weapons. She is seated on a lion, ready to wage war with demons.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Harvest: Allah gives infinitely to those who are sincerely concerned with the general welfare of their fellow believers.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Have the courage to be different. Be a God pleaser, not a people pleaser.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”He winked at my son and said, “I happen to know that God thought that was a great prayer”.,. “A little ice cream is good for the soul sometimes.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Hearing this, my son burst into tears and asked me, “Did i do it wrong? Is God mad at me?” As i held him and assured him that God was certainly not mad at him, an elderly gentleman approached the table.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”I am a special gift from God; please treasure me as God intended you to do, disciplining me in a loving manner.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”I can open your eyes Take you wonder by wonder Over, sideways and under On a magic carpet ride.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”I can show you the world Shining, shimmering, splendid Tell me, princess, now when did You last let your heart decide?”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”I declare in the great presence of the From-Heaven-shining-great-deity who sits in Ise. Because the Sovereign great goddess bestows on him the countries of the four quarters over which her glance extends, As far as the limit where Heaven stands up like a wall, As far as the bounds where the country stands up distant, As far as the limit where the blue clouds spread flat, As far as the bounds where the white clouds lie away fallen The blue sea plain as far as the limit whither come the prows of the ships without drying poles or paddles, The ships which continuously crowd on the great sea plain, And the roads which mentravel by land, as far as the limit whither come the horses’ hoofs, with the baggage-cords tied tightly, treading the uneven rocks and tree-roots and standing up continuously in a long path without a break Making the narrow countries wide and the hilly countries plain, And as it were drawing together the distant countries by throwing many tens of ropes over them He will pile up the first-fruits like a range of hills in the great presence of the Sovereign great goddess, and will peacefully enjoy the remainder.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”I had always been the one to decide what’s best for me, and who and what could make me happy. It’s really frustrating and full of anxieties. I will let God take care of me. I will let Him make me feel how much i am loved. I will let Him surprise me and show me things i have never known before.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”I need your encouragement to grow. You can criticise the things I do without criticising me.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”I pray for all who work closely with nature: for farmers and gardeners who grow our food, for scientists and technicians who probe the secrets of the earth, for foresters who plant and harvest the trees, for those who forecast the weather, for photographers and artists who capture the beauty for others to see for conservationists and all who guard the precious heritage of the earth.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”I took my children to a restaurant. My six-year-old son said grace. As we bowed our heads he said, “Dear God, Thank you for the food. I would even thank you more if Mom gets us ice cream for dessert. And Liberty and justice for all! Amen!”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”If i knew it would be the last time/ I could spare an extra minute/ to stop and say’I love you’,/ instead of assuming you would KNOW i do…”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”If we do not crave for rewards we have no reason for frustration. This does not mean that we lose our motivation to work. When we talk of rewards and results we interpret these according to our personal perspective, conditioned by ideas of profit and loss, power and prestige. To get a clearer perspective, we have to step aside from our personal involvement to an impersonal level of detachment. Detachment is not indifference or apathy It means putting action (karma) into a broader perspective, away from petty gains. Carry out karma for its own sake with singlepointed effort (yoga) and you will be free to enjoy total job satisfaction.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”If you plant honesty, you will reap trust. …goodness, you will reap friends. …humility you will reap greatness. …perseverance, you will reap victory. …consideration, you will reap harmony …hard work, you will reap success. …forgiveness, you will reap reconciliation. …openness, you will reap intimacy …patience, you will reap improvements. …faith, you will reap miracles. But… If you plant dishonesty, you will reap distrust. …selfishness, you will reap loneliness. …pride, you will reap destruction. …envy you will reap trouble. …laziness, you will . reap stagnation. …bitterness, you will reap isolation. …greed, you will. reap loss. …gossip, you will reap enemies. …worries, you will reap wrinkles. …sin, you will reap guilt. So be careful what you plant now,/ It will determine what you will reap tomorrow./ The seeds you now scatter,/ Will make life worse or better,/ Your life or the ones who will come after./ Yes, someday, you will enjoy the fruits,/ Or you will pay for the choices you plant today .”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”I’m only little for a short time, please take time to explain things to me about this wonderful world.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Imagine there’s no countries It isn’t hard to do Nothing to kill or die for And no religion, too…”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Immortality: Snakes were observed biting their tails to form a circle and when they coiled they formed spirals. Both circles and spirals were seen as symbols of eternity. The circle was particularly important to Dahomeyan myth where the snake-god Danh circled the world like a belt, corsetting it and preventing it from flying apart in splinters.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”In an apparent attempt to tell India that let bygones be bygones in the backdrop of rise in cross-border terrorism and ceasefire violations, Pakistan’s President Asif Zardari reassured India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that the Pakistan government stood by its commitments to stamp out terrorism.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”In eastern India, Mansa, the queen of serpents, is worshipped. Her blessings are sought for a better future. Nag Panchami is Guga Navami in Punjab and a huge snake is made from! flour and is worshipped n this day Nag Panchami is a form of nature worship extolling the importance of the coexistence of animals and human beings.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”In Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, western Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, it is traditional to plant barley seeds in earthen pots on the first day of Navaratri. On the day of Dussehra, the nine-day-old sprouts (called noratras or nortas) are used as symbols of luck. Men place them in their caps or behind their ears.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”In Kerala, a ritual called Poojavayppu is performed on Durgashtami, the eighth day of the festival. This ceremony held in temples and households involves placing of books and other tools meant for learning and also implements used for working, before the goddess, to seek her blessings for the coming year The next day known as Mahanavami, all work and learning are suspended. The tenth day Vijayadasami, is considered to be the most auspicious day to begin new ventures. The books and tools offered to the goddess are taken back with a ceremony named Toojayeduppu’. Another hallmark of this day is the Vidyarambham ceremony, in which children are initiated into the world of letters by elders. This ceremony is held in ” temples as well as in various cultural institutions.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”In the light of that star Lie the ages impearled And that song from afar Has swept over the world Ev’ry hearth is aflame, and the beautiful sing In the homes of the nations that Jesus is King.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Instead of concentration on what you haven’t got focus on what you do have and appreciate that. You need to appreciate what you got before you can focus on getting more.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”It came upon the midnight clear That glorious song of old From angels bending near the earth To touch their harps of gold Peace on the earth goodwill to men From heaven’s all gracious King ; The world on solemn stillness lay To hear the angels sing.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”It is difficult to live in the present, ridiculous to live in the future, and impossible to live in the past. Nothing is as far away as one minute ago.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”It is easy to criticize than to appreciate It is easy to judge than to accept. It is easy to react than to respond, It is easy to be impulsive than to be mindful. It is easy to stay stagnant with comfort than to take risk and flow with life.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”It’s something so magical, incomprehensible Yet it’s so sensible, this you and me The snow on the street outside that catches the blue moonlight Why can’t it always be Forever Christmas Eve. Wait mister brand new year, spare us a little cheer Why can’t it always be Forever Christmas Eve Forever Christmas Eve. Forever Christmas Eve.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Kale dilwale tera naam Osama. You with the black heart, your name is Osama.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Kalratri is black as the night, with hair unbound, wearing a necklace as bright as lightning. She breathes fire, rides a donkey, holds a sword in her right hand while blessing with the other.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Keep your shortcomings in perspective— you’re still a work in progress,”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Khush raho aihi-e-watan Allah rakhey tey kaun maarey Be happy Who can kill him, whose protector is God?”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Krishna overpowered the deadly snake Kalia and performed the famous Kaliamardhanam on a Nag Panchami day.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Kushmanda creates the universe with her laughter. She resides in solar systems. She shines brightly like the Sun.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Learn to handle criticism. Let it develop you instead of discourage you.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Let it be a statute for you forever: in the seventh month, on the tenth of the month, you shall starve your vital energies and do no manner of work…. For on this day it shall bring atonement upon you, to purify you, before God shall you become pure of all your aberrations.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Maha Gauri is as white as conch, and is just eight years old. She wears white, She has three eyes and four hands. One of them holds a trishul and another, a tambourine.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”May your blessings be too many to count And your worries too few to matter. May your days be filled with sunshine And your nights in deep comfort. May you never go hungry And be able to share your bounty. May God bless and protect you And strengthen your faith. May God Bless you all And answer your prayers. May the next Eid we celebrate Free from hatred, violence and fear.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Meditate on your God-given strengths and learn to encourage yourself, for much of the time nobody else will.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Monday — Wash Day: Lord, help me wash away all my selfishness and vanity, so i may serve you with perfect humility I through the week ahead.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Money can buy a house But not a home It can buy a clock But not time It can buy you a position But not respect. It can buy you a bed But not sleep It can buy you a book But not knowledge It can buy you medicine But not health It can buy you a heart transplant But not true love It can buy you blood But not life.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”More than 16 million Americans are thought to practise some form of yoga, says Yoga Alliance, a national registry of yoga instructors. And for many yoga devotees, yoga is more than exercise. It’s a way of life. But belief in the philosophical aspects of yoga isn’t required for participation. More than a dozen styles of yoga are practised, but most include an emphasis on concentration, breathing, relaxation and moving the body into poses called asanas.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”My eyes have not seen the world as yours have; please don’t expect me to see things the way you do.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”My hands are small; please don’t expect perfection whenever I make a bed, draw a picture or throw a ball. My legs are short; please slow down so that I can keep up with you.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Naturally, i bought my kids ice cream at the end of the meal. My son stared at his for a moment, and then… he picked up his sundae, walked over and placed it in front of the woman. With a big smile he told , her, “Here, this is for you. Ice cream is good for the soul sometimes; and my soul is good already”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Never think or speak negatively about yourself; that puts you in disagreement with God.
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”On Nag Panchami day, people worship snake idols which are found in almost every village and some offer prayer near anthills. Prayers are also offered at Shiva temples as snakes are the ornaments of Shiva.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”On the rear of trucks in Rawalpindi, Pakistan: Rab ney dittiyaan gaajraan vich ranba rakh. God has given you a field of carrots. keep your hoe in them.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Ore lal dupatta Agle kinare phir milenge Mat karna dil khatta. You with the red scarf We’ll meet at the next bend by the river bank Don’t let your heart turn sour.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Our land is dry and barren, thirsting for life-giving rain./ Our hearts are dry and barren, awaiting the balm of your healing love./ Our lives are dry and barren, searching for purpose and meaning Lord Jesus, you give us living water to drink./ You bring light to those in darkness.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Parvati was born to Rishi Katyayan as Katyayani.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Peace: When a believer establishes peace within his heart by obeying the Law of Allah and leading a disciplinary life, he has certainly concluded a treaty of peace with Allah.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Permit me to fail, so that i can learn from my mistakes.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Please don’t be afraid to leave for a weekend , together. Kids need vacations from parents, just as parents need vacations from kids.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Please don’t do things over for me. And please don’t compare me to my brother or sister.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Please set a good example for me to follow. I enjoy learning.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Prior to the defeat of Ravana, when Rama’s ardent devotee, Hanuman, went to Lanka to look for Sita, he found her on the day of AshvinShukIa dashami. Therefore this day is also a celebration of Hanuman finding Sita. The Sundara Kandam of the Ramayana is read aloud in many homes.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Rain down your wisdom in sacred streams to carry me like an upturned leaf through the currents of this grey day. ”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Ready or not, some day it will all come to an end. There will be no more sunrises, no minutes, hours or days. It won’t matter where you came from or what side of the tracks you lived on at the end. It won’t matter whether you were beautiful or brilliant. Even your gender and skin colour will be irrelevant. What will matter is not your success but your significance.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Remembrance: Prayers are offered to demonstrate their remembrance of His favours.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Researchers have found that people’s mental abilities peak at 22 before beginning to deteriorate just five years later… The results suggested that therapies designed to prevent or reverse age-related conditions may need to start earlier, long before people become pensioners. Media reports following an article in Neurobiology of Aging.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Ruler of all Creation, You exist in all, and possess every power. Save us from all fear. Devi Durga! Salutations to you again and again.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Saturday — Cooking Day: Help me, my Saviour, to brew a big kettle of brotherly love and serve it with clean, sweet bread of human kindness.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Siddhidatri: Shiva acquired the eight Siddhis — Anima, Mahima, Garima, Laghima, Prapti, Prakamya, Ishitva and Vashitva — by worship- ping Maha Shakti.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Skanda Mata is a deity of fire. Her son, Skanda, leads the gods’ army She is seated on a lotus.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”So hold your loved ones close today/ and whisper in their ear,/ Tell them how much you love them/ and that you’ll always hold them dear.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”So if you’re waiting for tomorrow,/ why not do it today?/For if tomorrow never comes,/ you’ll surely regret the day.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our lives. If God allowed us to go through our lives without any obstacles, it would cripple us. We would not be as strong as what we could have been. We could never fly!”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Spiritual leadership insists on humility Humility is the attitude that puts others ahead of you, that considers others more important than yourself. Further, spiritual leadership demands honesty People are repulsed by a person they cannot trust to tell the truth.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Stretching, rubbing my eyes,/ with a wide yawn, i fill my lungs/ with freshness of meadows./ Chirping of birds/ slowly filling the air/ coupled with mooing of cows so dear./ A perfect natural note/ suddenly breaks to/ the gradual pumping of water/ blending perfectly with slow/ rhythmic sound of drums,/ increasing its pace to the/ sweet dancing maidens/ accentuating ambience, while/ precariously balancing their load./ A momentary pause and then/ breaking monotony with their anklets/ kicking dust, completing the beat/ in loud Crescendo./ Flowing colourful dupatta/ blending with the light/ complimenting vast expanse/ of yellow, flowing, rhythmic fields/ fill this cool breezy morning./ The new season has arrived. ”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Sunday—The Lord’s Day: 0 God, i have prepared my house for you. I come into your presence to worship so i may spend the day and the rest of my life in your presence.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Take time to say ‘I’m sorry’,/ ‘Please forgive me’, ‘Thank you’, or ‘It’s okay’./ And if tomorrow never comes,/ you’ll have no regrets about today.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Thanksgiving: Followers assemble to offer their gratitude to Allah for helping them to fulfil their spiritual obligations.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”That you didn’t take that extra time/ for a smile, a hug, or a kiss/ and you were too busy to grant someone,/ what turned out to be their one last wish.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”The Boat songs are collectively called, Vanchipattu. The Snake Boat Race or Vallamkali is an integral part of the festival. There is a good arrangement of music in the large and decorated boats called chundan vallams. Seven drums are carried in the boat and also singers. Singers and musicians sit in the centre of the boat. They help to boost the confidence of the oarsmen and encourage them to row faster. Boatmen row the boat in the rhythm of . Vanchipattu presenting a lyrical extravaganza.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”The crowning jewel of Indo-Islamic architecture, the Taj Mahal is one of the world’s most beautiful and beloved structures. built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal… During the reign of Shah Jahan, the structure was known simply as the rauza, the tomb. Later, the mausoleum would be called the Taj Mahal, a derivative of the name Mumtaz Mahal.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”The day is celebrated as the birthday of Jhulelal, the Ishtadevta. Water is worshipped as the elixir of life. For those who observed 40 days and nights of austerities, Chaliho Sahab, it is Thanksgiving Day.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”The fasting, worship, and thoughtful reflection on the past year is intended to encourage an inner change, a “return” to living life as God expects of us. The discipline of the day is intended also to encourage a sense of awe and the practice of restraint in the arena of our “drives”, such as hunger, sex or anger and we are guided towards a more spiritual and meaningful way of life.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”The fasting, worship, and thoughtful reflection on the past year is intended to encourage an inner change, a “return” to living life as God expects of us. The discipline of the day is intended also to encourage a sense of awe and the practice of restraint in the arena of our “drives”, such as hunger, sex or anger and we are guided towards a more spiritual and meaningful way of life.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”The Indian paused by the hills’ wild crest/ where the hemlocks throw their shade,/ He looked o’er the land where the burning west/A river of flame had made./The suffering Earth was parched and dry/ ‘neath the fierce Sun’s molten glare,/ For drought had drained rivers afar and nigh/And a thirst was everywhere.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”The lecturer said, “It does not matter on the absolute weight. It depends on how long you hold it. If I hold it for a minute, it is OK. If I hold it for an hour. I will have an ache in my right arm. If I hold it for a day. you will have to call an ambulance. It is the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes”.
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”The man continued to watch the butterfly because he expected that, at any moment, the wings would enlarge and expand to be able to support the body, which would contract in time. Neither happened! In fact, the butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with a swollen body and shrivelled wings. It never was able to fly.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”The man decided to help the butterfly He took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of the cocoon. The butterfly then emerged easily. But it had a swollen body and small, shrivelled wings.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”The most profound of the Jewish High Holy Days began at sundown Wednesday, the start of Yom Kippur, the day of atonement. Yom Kippur, also called by some “the sabbath of sabbaths”, lasted until sundown Thursday It is a universally solemn day of fasting, introspection and prayer. Food, drink and work are strictly forbidden.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”The name of the festival is derived from ‘Yuga Aadi’ which means New Age, the first day of the Lunar calendar. It’s also Vasanth Ruthu (spring). It symbolizes new life with blooming of fresh flowers, singing of birds and fruit-laden trees. It is considered an auspicious time to venture into new projects.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”The restricting cocoon and the struggle required for the butterfly to get through the tiny opening were God’s way of forcing fluid from the body of the butterfly into its wings so that it would be ready for flight once it achieved its freedom from the cocoon.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”There’s a song in the air There’s a star in the sky There’s a mother’s deep prayer And a baby’s low cry And the star rains its fire while the beautiful sing For the manger of Bethlehem cradles a King.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”There’s a tumult of joy O’er the wonderful birth For the Virgin’s sweet boy Is the Lord of the earth Ay! the star rains its fire while the beautiful sing jFor the manger of Bethlehem cradles a King.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”They are happy when they hear about a birth or a wedding. Their hearts break when a friend dies. They grieve at the loss of a family member, Yet they are strong when you think they have no strength left. They know that a hug and a kiss can heal.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”They fight for what they believe in. They stand up to injustice. They don’t take ‘no’ for an answer when they believe there is a better solution.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”They go without so their family can have… They love unconditionally They cry when their children excel and cheer when their friends get awards.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”They’ll drive, fly, walk, run, phone or e-mail you to show how much they care about you. The heart of a woman is what makes the world go round… They bring joy and hope. They have compassion and ideas. They give moral support to family and friends. Women have vital things to say and everything to give.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Thursday— Cleaning Day: Lord Jesus, help me to dust out all the many faults i have been hiding in the secret corners of my heart.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”To ask for forgiveness is a great quality of the brave ones and ifi have commit ted any mistake, knowingly or unknowingly, I ask for your forgiveness. The process of shedding our karmas really begins by asking for forgiveness with true feelings, and to take I some vows not to repeat mistakes. The quality offorgive ness requires humility, that is, vinay or absence of ego and suppression of anger.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Tomorrow is not promised to anyone young or old alike,/ And today may be the last chance/you get to hold your loved one tight.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Tuesday — Ironing Day: Dear Lord, help me iron out all the wrinkles of prejudice i have collected through the years so that i may see the beauty in others. .”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Vasanth Navratri is : celebrated at the beginning of summer whereas the Navratri in October marks the beginning of winter. Vasanth Navratri is also known as Ram Navratri because Ram Navami falls on the ninth day of Chaitra. This Spring or Vasanth Navratri festival is dedicated to Mother Gauri or Parvati.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Victory: The one who succeeds in attaining his spiritual rights arid growth receives the Id with a victorious spirit.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”We rejoice in the light And we echo the song That comes down thru the night From the heavenly throng Ay! we shout to the lovely evangel they bring And we greet in His cradle our Saviour and King.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Wednesday — Mending Day: 0 God, help me mend my ways so i will not set a bad example for others.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”What will matter is not what you learned but what you taught. What will matter is every act of integrity, compassion and courage. What will matter is not your competence but your character. What will matter is not how many people you knew, but how many will feel a lasting loss when your are gone. Living a life that matters doesn’t happen by accident. It’s not a matter of circumstance but of CHOICE.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”What’s amazing is that women are unaware of their worth.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”When Mahabali ruled the land. Everyone was equal Happily they lived Danger befell none There was no falsehood, or fraud And no untruth.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”When Maveli, our King, rules the land, All the peoples form One casteless race. And people live joyful and merry; They are free from all harm. There is neither theft nor deceit, And no one is false in speech either. Measures and weights are right; No one cheats or wrongs the neighbour. when Maveli, our King, rules the land, All the peoples form one casteless race.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”When pleased you destroy all illness and infirmities, And when displeased shatter every longed for desire. No calamity befalls those who take shelter at your feet. Rather those that in you take refuge, Become themselves a refuge for others. The Chandi, Devi Mahatmvam”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”When you have learned how to decide with God, all decisions become as easy and as right as breathing. There is no effort, and you will be led as gently as if you were being carried down a quiet path in summer.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –”Women bear hardships and they carry burdens, yet they spread happiness, love and joy.”
  • SHARMA, A.K. –God won’t ask the square footage of your house, He’ll ask how many people you welcomed into your home.”



Source by Mr. Ashok Sharma

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