Saturday, May 21, 2016
Sir Edmund Hillary was the first man to climb Mount Everest. On May 29, 1953 he scaled the highest mountain then known to man-29,000 feet straight up. He was knighted for his efforts.
He even made American Express card commercials because of it! However, until we read his book, High Adventure, we don’t understand that Hillary had to grow into this success.
The Vietnam War broke out. Followed the heart, the young husband joined the military and sacrificed his life leaving behind his wife and kids.
Life postwar was very hard, often with not enough food to eat. Still young and beautiful, the wife refused to remarry and dedicated her entire life to raise her kids with the best possible care and education.
An opportunity came, the first born son immigrated to America, studied hard and became a NASA Engineer having a good life.
Laughter is The Best Medicine
Many years ago, Norman Cousins was diagnosed as “terminally ill”. He was given six months to live. His chance for recovery was 1 in 500.
He could see the worry, depression and anger in his life contributed to, and perhaps helped cause, his disease. He wondered, “If illness can be caused by negativity, can wellness be created by positivity?”
He decided to make an experiment of himself. Laughter was one of the most positive activities he knew. He rented all the funny movies he could find – Keaton, Chaplin, Fields, the Marx Brothers. (This was before VCRs, so he had to rent the actual films.) He read funny stories. He asked his friends to call him whenever they said, heard or did something funny.
Friday, May 6, 2016
What is a perfect relationship?
Experts all over the world have conducted studies as to what constitutes a perfect relationship? Is it just plain love? Probably not
An ideal relationship
Even though all couples are different, Science has predicted these 11 traits that are needed to make a relationship successful. Have a look.
Successful couples don't fight that much after a certain point of time - they used to do it at one point and a lot of it, but they don't do that any more.
If both partners contribute equally to the household chores , the marriage is bound to be successful.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Hanuman Chalisa: The Hanuman Chalisa is a Hindu devotional hymn addressed to Hanuman. It includes forty chaupais or verses on Hanuman that’s why the word chalisa comes which means chalis or forty. The Hanuman Chalisa invokes something within — they are vibrations.The reader just needs to know that he is repeating something that will clean up his mind.The Hanuman Chalisa removes obstacles. Hanuman is strong and powerful and invokes power within. So have belief and faith that something good will happen. It’s a devotional practice, different from listening to songs. As you continue chanting, your heart starts to open. Science cannot explain the effects of chanting.The proof is that billions have benefitted down the ages. Things don’t stick around for so long, if they are not based on true knowledge.
Gayatri Mantra: Mantra is a path to purification of mind.You can begin the mental purification by practising a very powerful mantra known as Gayatri Mantra.This mantra is known for its cleansing effects on the mind.The Gayatri Mantra must be pursued with great reverence and devotion.The mantra is: Aum bhuur bhuvah svah Tat savitur varennyam Bhargo devasya dhimahi Dhiyo yo naha pracodayaat The mantra provides the practitioner with an opportunity to connect with the spirit and stay on the path of realising the Divine light. Practise this mantra each morning after conducting your purification ritual for the body. Gayatri Mantra brings the mind to a very calm place, and when the mind is calm, it breaks down all illusions, so it does not think, ‘I need this, or that, or do this or that’.At that moment, you can talk to the spirit or god within. Everybody is spiritual, but we allow the mind to take over.