For it was not into my ear you whispered
but into my heart,
it was not my lips you kissed,
but my soul...
Love Her...when she sips on your coffee or drink. She only wants to make sure it tastes just right for U
Love Her...when she is jealous. Out of all the men she can have, she chose U
Love Her...when she has annoying little habits that drives you nuts. U have them too
Love Her...when her cooking is bad. She tries for U
Love Her...when she makes you watch corny love dramas while the sport is on. She wants to share these moments with U
Love Her...when she spends hours to get ready. She only wants to look her best for U
Love Her...when she buys you gifts you don't like. She puts in all her savings for U
Love Her...when often her eyes water suddenly. She actually had a thought of loosing U
Take time to make her feel special in every way you can and even if you don't, SHE'LL LOVE YOU ANYWAY, because its never been about her, its always all about U!!!
It was my 12th birthday that day. I wore the red polka dotted dress that mom bought for me. I got ready, waiting for my friends to turn up for the party. The dining table was set and my father was going to bring the cake on his way back home. It was 6.30 pm and my friends started coming in. All looking pretty and colorful. Mom had planned for some games and everybody got involved and lost count of time. It was 8.30 pm and dad still didn't turn up. Mom kept on trying on his cellphone, but there was no response. The door bell rang, and mom rushed to open the door. I was shocked to see the police, and a little later I heard mom screaming and crying aloud. I couldn't understand why, but later realized that Baba met with a tragic road accident and died on the spot. I stood there clueless.Her fathers face stood in front of her eyes. She cried and said, "I miss you Baba". Her eyes were closing. She felt drained out. She looked around the room and saw Piu standing in the corner and crying. With her hands she asked Piu to come sit next to her. She looked at Piu and smiled, hiding her pain.
Piu and me have been friends for 20 years. Time just flies. I remember the first day in KG-I, I sat next to Piu and ever since, we've always been together in times of highs and lows. She is such a strong girl, slightly plump, but very pretty. Her curly hair is her best feature, don't know why she wants to straighten them. She handled her breakup with Arindam so well. I'm proud to have friend like her.Her head was hurting. She closed
Ma, will be not be able to bear all this. I was the only one that she lived for. Ma has been my inspiration all through my growing years. How will she manage everything? No she will, she is so strong. I wish I could become like her one day. I'll miss mom's food though, she is a wonderful cook. She has so much patience and eye for detail for everything.She saw her mother's beautiful face and tears rolled down her eyes. She wanted to capture her face in her heart forever.
I should not have gone to the bank today. I had no clue what was in store for me. All I wanted to do was withdraw some money. I don't know from where that guy came. I thought he just wanted my money, but he was actually running away from the police. He caught me by the neck and pointed a sharp knife on my throat. He said he won't harm me if I cooperated with him. I did. I told the police to let him go. They didn't listen. They started coming towards us. I told the guy, to run away. He said he won't because the police will shoot him. I begged the police to let him go, they didn't listen. They said they would make sure nothing happened to me. I thought they really would. But the guy slit my throat. I didn't realize what happened until I saw a stream of blood flowing down my dress. I collapsed. I don't know what happened after that.She lay on the bed with her body tilted to the left. She started feeling a sudden loss of sensation in her body. She felt like she was slowly falling into a black hole. Ma was sitting next to her. "How you feeling Shompa?". Shompa just nodded her head with a brave smile.
Many people believe they need a strong ego to live a successful life and to progress in their spiritual pursuits. This is not true. We cannot be successful in either the external or internal world while we are tossed about by a powerful ego. What success in both realms does require is a strong will.
The difference between ego and will is that the ego is blind but the will has vision. Will has its source in the pure Self. Ego springs from avidya, a false sense of identification with the external world, and is usually concerned with preserving self-image and self-identity. Ego is characterised by stubbornness, selfishness and unwillingness to compromise.
The ego is like a little pool. An egotistical person is like a frog crouching in that pool – his world is small, his borders insecure. He has only a vague awareness of the trees around the pool, and he cannot begin to imagine the frog-filled marshes just beyond. From his perspective, only his own feelings and his own voice are meaningful.
The power of will, by contrast, is like a spring whose source is the Pure Being. It infuses the mind and body with enthusiasm, courage, curiosity and the energy to act. This intrinsic power of the soul is called iccha shakti,and it is from this force that all the various aspects of our personality, including the ego, derive energy to carry out their activities.
Becoming successful in the world requires a strong will, and that strong will needs to be properly guided so we develop a strong
personality rather than a trivial, egotistical one. A strong personality exhibits tolerance and endurance. It has the power to ‘vanquish’ an opponent, but chooses to forgive and forget instead. When egotistical, on the other hand, we demonstrate our weakness by answering a pebble with a cannon. We lose composure the moment our feelings are even slightly bruised. We have a hard time forgetting injuries we have received from others, but an even harder time remembering how much we have injured others.
A strong ego is as much of an obstacle in spiritual practice as it is in worldly matters. The stronger the ego, the bigger the hurdle it will create. However, the solution is not to kill or weaken the ego but to do our best to purify, transform and guide it properly. We can do this by employing both our intelligence and our power of discrimination. In other words, when we meditate, practise contemplation, pray, study the scriptures, serve others and seek the company of the wise we make our ego purer and less confined, and this in turn inspires us to move one step forward. As we do, the purified ego, accompanied by a sharpened intellect, gets a glimpse of the next level of awareness, and naturally aspires to reach it. Thus the ego becomes the tool for purifying and expanding itself, and in this way the petty ego is gradually transformed into an expanded, more purified ego.
Along the way it becomes increasingly apparent that this transformation must end with the ego dissolving and becoming one with the pure Self and experiencing its union with Universal Consciousness. As the ego of a dedicated seeker merges with the Infinite, all confusion disappears, the veil of duality lifts, and the purified ego sees the whole universe in itself and itself in the whole universe.
Pandit Rajmani Tigunait
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