Thursday, July 21, 2011

Women-The Garden of Eden


“Man is strength—woman is beauty; he is the reason that governs, but she is the wisdom that moderates; the one cannot exist without the other, 130 and hence the Lord created them two, for the one purpose.

“He who despises woman, despises his mother.

“Who is cursed by a woman, is cursed by God.

“The tears of woman call down the fire of heaven on those who make them flow.

“The songs of women are sweet in the ears of the Lord; men should not, if they wish to be heard, sing the praise of God without women.

“Women should be protected with tenderness, and gratified with gifts, by all who wish for length of days.

“It was at the prayer of a woman that the Creator pardoned man; cursed be he who forgets it.”

From: The Garden of Eden - The Vedas

Sunday, July 17, 2011

The Wisdom of Acceptance

In ancient China lived an old farmer named Sai. He awoke one morning and looked in his stable only to find that his horse had disappeared. He looked everywhere but couldn't find it. His neighbors came by to express their sadness at his apparent misfortune and bad luck. Sai took it in stride. "Bad luck, good luck, who ever knows? A few days later his horse returned, this time with a mare. His neighbors congratulated him, "Sai, congratulations in your good luck! You have two horses now! "Bad luck, good luck, who ever knows...!" Sai responded. A few weeks later, he awoke to the sound of his son crying and holding his broken leg. He had just been thrown by the mare. His son lay in bed for weeks and the neighbors once more came by and clicked their tongues. "What bad luck!" "Bad luck, good luck, who ever knows?" said Sai. The next day the army came through to take every young man to war and the neighbors exclaimed again about the luck that Sai's son wasn't drafted for the war. "So what do you think?" said Sai. "Bad luck, good luck, who ever knows?
~ Adaptation of Zen Tales~

There's always a Divine plan in motion. Wisdom comes when we learn how to accept that plan as part of our own divinity and life purpose.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Learning to Dance in the Rain Movie

Learning to Dance in the Rain Movie: "It almost sounds too simple to feel important, but one word... gratitude, can change your attitude, and thus your life, forever. Sarah Breathnach said it best... When we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that's present... We experience heaven on earth."

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Adultery by Paulo Coelho

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Another great story by Paulo Coehlo. Real life down to earth characters struggling to find the meaning of life; a mirror of what we all go through day by day. The amazing story of Linda makes us ponder and question. What's life's ultimate purpose? What force moves us? What is it that we should all strive for?

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