Monday, 26 March 2012

Bhagavad Gita Board Game

I have just stumbled upon this site: Bhagavad Gita Quest The music on the site is soothing, for one. Let's examine what it is this site is all about:

To one born into an Orthodox Hindu family that has traces of Jewish blood, influenced by Catholic education as well as spirituality of other forms, the supposed commercialization of a spiritual text may seem a sacrilege. But let us be patient and study this new form of the Gita.

The Bhagavad Gita (Beautiful Song of God) is the cornerstone of Hinduism. It lays the philosophy on life and our personal relationship with God. Celebrated by many, denounced and criticized by some and even banned by a country or two, the Bhagavad Gita is among the oldest living spiritual texts in the world.
As with other texts, the young are often left behind in the practice of the message and the ultimate relationship with God. To this end I feel, a game based on the principles of the Beautiful Song of God benefits them, and illustrates with simplicity to the older generations. Experiencing the Bhagavad Gita is the experience of a lifetime.

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Driving into the Rain

Today I was driving to my evening class in Melawati along the DUKE highway. I normally drive slow, take my time.

A meaning of life came through to me:

Those who go through life slowly, step by step, learning and appreciating the lessons along the way live life to the fullest, and perhaps find Truth.

Those who insist on rushing, speeding through everything as if it were just another milestone, running toward that Goal we call the Ultimate - often are dismayed in the End.

Then there are those who are aimless - having found some meaning here and there, proclaim Truth to be their Companion but Delusion is the Veil that hides Suffering and Despair behind that Companion.

It is to our advantage to set the speed of each stage our life, that we may find Meaning that we seek.

Friday, 9 March 2012

Birthdays, as today is mine

Many look forward to this one day in every year, hoping to feel special, important, loved, etc. Yes, it is.

Make good use of it. Start good habits and set goals. Make a timetable for yourself. Give to charity. Meditate, pray. Sit and relax. This day should be the among the best you had and the best you did with.

You deserve all the attention and importance on your birthday., Tell the birthday blues to chill. You truly were born for this day.

Happy Birthday to all people born on the 10th of March!


Friday, 2 March 2012

Finding Strength Within

Strength Within:
the ability to stand without the aid of any external physical attributes or social standing. In other words, you have the strength to be who you are when all your physical beauty, possessions, job, friends and your reputation are removed.

Strange how people have never considered this. Their physical beauty, their Iphones with their fancy photos and videos, cars, friends, connections and everything else outside their true personality are mere props to keep the actor a star on her stage. Remove these physical attributes, and many of them fall down as lifeless puppets.
Many more would fumble around to find another set of props to keep the act going but in the end each life is just a hollow shell, full of empty wine glasses; each sip had brought them higher but the cold grey morning brought them down and in a hangover.

So how does one find this inner strength? By sitting down and contemplating one's self quietly, without any distractions from the world about you. Focus on the world within you, find that quality which you know is within you, that you know is what you can depend on and won't fail you. One by one, you will find these qualities as you sit down quietly and contemplate your inner self. Don't rush - it's like chasing a girl; push too hard and she runs away. You may feel even more confused than before you started. Relax, enjoy the process. If you don't find anything that you feel is a strength, just enjoy the relaxation. Try again later.

Make sure your mobile, Blackberry and email alerts are off when you do this:
Once silent contemplation is broken, regaining its serene companionship is akin to mending a broken pot.

Good luck on finding your strength within!