Monthly Archives: January 2012

Dissolving the bitterness of life…

I am sharing a message that was forwarded to me: POORNA ANANDA WISDOM LETTER January 31, 2012   Dissolving the bitterness of life… Once a young man came to a revered teacher, who was seated under a tree near a … Continue reading

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SIMPLICITY

The word simplicity can be superficially misleading…is that an oxymoron? Well the word describes a quality or condition of being plain or natural, a freedom from artificial ornament, pretentious style, or luxury. It is usually associated with dress, style, language, … Continue reading

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LBC

For Conrad!

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JOY OF GIVING

Giving in India is not something that is done overtly–it is done as part of the daily routine. Anna daanam, the gift of food, is a common feature in many homes in India. The Sarvodaya (kindness to all) program  based in temples, where … Continue reading

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LBC

Welcome to the Friday Loose Bloggers Consortium where Akanksha, Anu, Ashok, Conrad, Delirious, Gaelikaa,  Grannymar, Magpie11,  Nema, Noor, Ordinary Joe, Paul, Maria the Silver Fox, Rummuser , Will Knott, and I write on the same topic. Please do visit the linked blogs … Continue reading

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The View

From the Internet The Rich Man’s Birds Once there was a rich man who bought two beautiful birds as pets for his garden. The birds were some of the most beautiful birds he had ever seen. He gave the precious … Continue reading

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Pongal and the Earthen Pot

Pongal is the harvest festival in Tamil Nadu, a thanksgiving to nature for all her bounty. Pongal means overflowing and a special dish is cooked with rice, mung dhal, ghee (clarified butter), molasses (gur) and milk and garnished with cashewnuts, … Continue reading

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REDISCOVERED PLEASURES

I was born in the area in Madras (that was later renamed Chennai) called Gopalapuram. We lived in the area for the first nine years of my life. I went to the famous Convent school in the area until my … Continue reading

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THE LEGENDARY INDIAN BIRDS HAMSA, CHATAKAS AND CHAKORAS

  Birds of the air There are three birds in Indian mythology and Sanskrit literature called hamsa, chataka and chakora. Hamsa The Hamsa is a familiar leitmotif in Indian art, literature, sculpture and textiles. It is an aquatic bird that … Continue reading

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Lose this day loitering-’twill be the same story

Lose this day loitering-’twill be the same story Tomorrow-and the next more dilatory; Each indecision brings its own delays, And days  are lost lamenting o’er lost days. Are you in earnest? seize this very minute- Boldness has genius, power and … Continue reading

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