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Aim High

Aim High


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To aim is one thing but how do you propose to reach your goal? If one wants to be a great tennis player, he should first examine whether he is suited for the game. Is he tall and strong? Is he fast in his reflexes? Is he able to put in an effort like running 10 to 12 miles a day for several years? Is he prepared to strengthen his muscles spending several hours a week in the gym? Above all, is he prepared to learn from the masters the...

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Happiness

Happiness


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I like to be happy: and I believe everyone likes to be happy. But Happiness is so elusive. Let’s take a look at the following scenrario. A toy makes a child happy – but only for a while. A new toy soon distracts the child. The child will start crying for it. A procession comes by and the child forgets the toys and runs with it. But he soon returns home – only to find that someone else took away his old toy too...

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God’s presence


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“Where can I see God?” This question has been an eternal quest and the answers are numerous. In Mathematics, we come across the definition of a point which has neither shape, colour, form, area etc., but only existence. In the same way, “God” is defined as Omnipresent, Omnipotent and Omniscient. In Devi Bhagavatha, there are some beautiful verses beginning with “Yaa devi sarva bhuteshu…”(For...

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Attitudes

Attitudes


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Knowledge and ignorance are like the inseparable siamese twins. One on one side and the other on its obverse. For everything that anyone is about to say, a child would jump in and say “I know”. In “addition”, one would begin and the spontaneous “I know” comes. Ask “what is 9+7” and the immediate response would be “I don’t know”. (lol) Beyond knowledge and ignorance,...

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On this day, people offer prayers to Snake and worship nagamayya with great devotion. Nagula Chavithi is celebrated during the months of  both “Sravana”(August) and/or in “Karthikam” (November). “Nagu” means the snake and “Chavithi” is the fourth day after every newmoon day.  On this day, devotees observe fast and worship Nagamayya, the supreme snake- the Seven hooded cobra. Fresh flowers, milk, mung dal soaked overnight in water(vada...

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Suddha Vidiya

Suddha Vidiya


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This day is also called “Yama Dwitiya”. Yama Dharmaraja (Sanskrit: यम) is the Lord of Justice and is sometimes referred to as Dharmaraja in reference to his unswerving dedication to maintaining order and adherence to harmony. Sometimes refered as the Lord of Death, it is said that he is also one of the wisest of the devas.  Yama’s name can be interpreted to mean “twin”, and in some accounts he is paired...

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