Secret of long married life !

Marry a man your own age; as your beauty fades, so will his eyesight. Phyllis Diller

Thank you

Philosophy Through Photography

Sharing the feelings

Is Sharing feelings to a known friend ( offline ) or unknown friend ( online ) a healthy idea ?

Can you help me coming to a conclusion ?

Thank you

Philosophy Through Photography

Can you answer this ? ( Questions series No-18 )

” It’s impossible to love and be wise ”                                                                    Francis Bacon             

Do you agree ??

Thank you

Philosophy Through Photography

“We are all connected to the great circle of life”-Mufasa-Lion King


circle of life
‘The sky is a perfect empty canvas,
offers clouds nonetheless,
They shift and drift and beg interpretation…
such is the nature of art’ Jeb Dickerson

My interpretation is that the clouds above are forming a circle.
A recollection about circle of life…….( Lion King Movie )
Mufasa: Everything you see exists together in a delicate balance. As king, you need to understand that balance and respect all the creatures, from the crawling ant to the leaping antelope.
Simba: But, Dad, don’t we eat the antelope?
Mufasa: Yes, Simba, but let me explain. When we die, our bodies become the grass, and the antelope eat the grass. And so we are all connected in the great Circle of Life.

Lion King Movie (lionking.fandom.com/wiki/Circle_of_Life_(concept)
Thank you

Image source © Dr.Sridhar,2019 All Rights Reserved

Dristi Doll

All are welcome & Please experience the Fine dining Restaurant.

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At the same time do not miss to notice the bloody demonic face with horns , wide eyes, protruding tongue,and an artificial smile in an intimidating fashion. This demonic Doll is known as ‘Dristi Gombe’ in India.
Dristi Means ‘ Evil Eye’.In hindi it is well-known as ‘Buri Nazar’
This particular doll in unique in India, became part of the culture and is centuries old.

The purpose of ‘Dristi Doll’ is that, it wards off the Evil Eye and protects the Owner from the misfortunes & jealous onlookers. In other words to frighten off unpleasant & evil-minded people.

In India one can come across these ‘Dristi Dolls’ on the buildings, on the vehicles (trucks, lorries, auto rickshaws), construction sites and even during festival celebrations .(Pumpkins are painted with the demon face’)

Besides the demonic face,drishti items can include,lemon,red or green chilli,

Truly ‘Intriguing India’ . When you visit India and happen to come across this scary doll don’t get surprised or start wondering

Drishti Dolls

Image source-Instazu.com

Dhristi doll

Thank you

Philosophy Through Photography

Image source-Dr.Sridhar,Instazu.com

 

 

Do you admire your beauty ?

How do you define beauty ?

Beauty is the illumination of your soul                             John O’ Donohue

1.What is your definition of  beauty ?

2.And why you deserve to be proud of your beauty ?

3.Can beauty be permanent ?

“Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.”

Confucius

And your thoughts please……

Thank you

Philosophy Through Photography

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To me ‘drink responsibly’ means don’t spill it!!

Responbile drinking

When you make tough choices,try to imagine if you will regret it in 10 years ‘pinterest’

 

Life is a series of choices.The choices we make now affect the options

avaiable for the next round of choices.T.J.Taylor

 

You say it’s your life,therefore your decisions,but are you aware that your

choices will not affect only you,but also those around you,who care and

love you dearly even if you aren’t aware of that.So make the right decision

and choices in life to make not only yourself proud and happy but also

those around you. Unknown

 

We all make choices,But in the end our choices make usRitu Ghatourey

Source-Searchquotes.com

Is Karma really a bitch ?

Karma doesn’t spare anybody.Even for the Statue….. to its shock !. Think that the Bird Poop is a blessing !       Image- pixabay

English language is as simple as tough.

One is proud that,it’s an international language and people from different parts of the world can communicate with each other easily.

But the language is also funny,in sense derogatory words not only used but also accepted as a norm.

Take the Example of the word ‘BITCH’

Oxford dictionary defines Bitch as

1.A female dog,wolf,fox or otter

2.Unpleasant woman,offensive woman.

Commonly used as a slang word.

But why use it with KARMA ?

‘Karma’ is a religious concept,where as ‘Bitch’ is a derogatory word.

I can’t explain why ,but I am not comfortable,whenever somebody  combines religious words with slang stuff.

Holy Shit ? Holy crap ?

Is KARMA is really bitchy ?

My feeling is KARMA is not a bitch.

My guess is people use this word whenever they think that the person is suffering because his or her bad Karma

Suppose the person is enjoying his life because of his or her good Karma……can we still say Karma is a bitch ?

Is karma a bitch ? Karma,payback time

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You can’t escape karma … It is what it is.

It doesn’t judge, it’s neither good nor bad like most people think.

It’s the result of all the actions, positive and negative–a constant balancing act of events–cause and effect–tit for tat–reaping and sowing–what goes around comes around … However you phrase it, it’s the same in the end.

Alyson Noel, Shadowland

Any thoughts ? Do you believe in KARMA ?

‘Q’ sense – Animals vs Humans…Who has got better ‘C’ sense ?


Do animals have common sense ?

We are humans  and we keep a separate identity from animals,because of our super brain.Surprisingly we lack basic  sense…….ie. Common sense.

I believe that animals have common sense.( as you can see in the above photograph,how well they are disciplined ). 

Let us be frank ,we lack this  (conveniently) at times when the situation demands.

One particular answer in  ‘Yahoo answers’ by LM S  is interesting.He says,

“Animals are not wired like us. We internalize things and complicate things by thinking about things too much. Also, animals do not have mental disorders like people do. Animals respond really well to behavioral interventions (like food as a reward) and humans don’t because we think too much and complicate the situation more”.

Yes we unnecessarily complicate simple things and claim that we are super smart by solving these man-made  ‘complicated stuff’

Q sense,Queue

Source-Ozfm

 

It is said that people spend billions of hours waiting in line through out the world ,in order to get their things done.

What is Queue ?

According to Oxford Dictionary

1.British  –A line or sequence of people or vehicles awaiting their turn to be attended      to or to proceed.

2.Computing
A list of data items, commands, etc., stored so as to be retrievable in a definite order, usually the order of insertion.

3.Archaic  –A plait of hair worn at the back.

Why do we Queue ? ( Standing in the line )

Because it is polite to wait for your turn.Without Queue,there will be a total chaos,resulting in further increase in waiting time.

But still why some people jump the queue ? ( cutting the line )

May be they lack discipline or not keeping well or arrogant or they may miss the appointment in some other place,may be carrying a sick child….. I can go on and on…and surely at least 90% of the times these jumpers face wrath of others.

Psychology in forming the queue humorously explained below

Que,psychology of queue formation

Source-Rockyingit

Looks like Animals are better than Humans at any given time……

Thanks for reaching this point. Any thoughts ? Feedback ?

Images-sridhar,Pixabay,Google images,OZFM,rockyingit,myorlandofix.blogspot.in

Who is correct ?

Andaman

We travel not to escape life but for life not to escape us    ‘unknown’

By this time,you must have read the news that An American was killed by an isolated tribe in the sentinel Island of Andaman.Our sympathies and prayers are for the young boy and his family.

The sentinelese people resist any attempt by outsiders to reach them.They are also protected by the Indians laws where in, it is illegal to approach them,since the government  wants to protect the tribe against outside diseases spreading to them and wiping out the entire tribe of 100- 200 people.( since these people have no immunity for diseases)

Andaman & Nicobar Islands is  one of the  union territories of India and are scattered group of islands in the bay of Bengal.

The Sentinelese people violently resist any contact with outsiders.

It is said that this young American wanted to reach this tribe to spread the Message of Jesus & Christianity and Love.

Man killed on remote Indian island tried to ‘declare Jesus’ to tribe

source-thegaurdian.com

Now my point is who is correct & who is wrong ?

Is the tribe is correct in killing this young boy for reaching them (against their set of rules) ?

Is this young boy correct in reaching the tribe (against Indian laws) to spread the message since he believes in certain faith ?

Who is to Judge and what will be his or her Judgment ?

I remember the following quote….. that No body is wrong.

“Genuine tragedies  in the world are not conflicts between the right & wrong.They are conflicts between two rights”.  George Hegel

What are your thoughts ?

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Ignore the ‘Agressive World’

Agressive world

When an obnoxious and aggressive world displays its nuttiness just say to yourself, “I have

nothing to say to that.”

 

The world cries, “Give me your agreement or your disagreement but

whatever you do, don’t ignore me!”

 

Intelligently notice both outer and inner darkness then quietly ignore it. Switch your

attention back to the present moment with this powerful self-talk statement. You have

higher things to think about and darkness’s anguish is not your concern. Every “success”

darkness has is based on convincing you that its anguish is your concern. It wants you

involved with it, fighting it, trying to help it. Dare to reply instead, “I have nothing to say to

that!”

 

As The Daily Guru said once, “The resistance to the disturbance IS the disturbance.” Work

with this exercise this week. Notice how good you start to feel as you cease throwing fuel

on the initial disturbances – all those tiny little outer and inner fires that are very

significant until you react to them.

creditsThe Daily Guru

Image Ashish_Choudhary,Pixabay.

World Television Day Nov 21

World Television Day

World Television Day is not so much a celebration of the tool, but rather the philosophy which it represents. Television represents a symbol for communication and globalization in the contemporary world. ( UN )

UN Events Television Day

Happy Universal Chidren’s day-Nov 20 th

Happy Children's day
While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.Angela Schwindt

United Nations Universal Children’s Day was established in 1954 and is celebrated on November 20th each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children’s welfare.

The theme is #Goblue

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Sunshine Blogger Award

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My sincere thanks to   Mariana Catalina, who runs a wonderful blog by name Katherine’s blog ( in Kates World )

She is interested in variety of subjects and interested in,

  • Articles that point to feelings, and thoughts
  • Practical articles – about cooking, diy;
  • Informative articles – about certain types of products, projects and others.

Please do check her blog.

The rules of this Awesome Sunshine Blogger Award are:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blogging sites.
  • Answer the questions.
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.
  • Notify the nominees about it by commenting on one of their blog posts.
  • List the rules and display the sunshine blogger award logo on your site or on your post.

The questions

What defines you? What is that special thing that speaks out loud your name?

My confidence in myself defines me.

Person with good Fortune.

Why did you start in the first place the blogging activity? What was the start of your virtual journey?

Thoughts, on day-to-day happening in our life, and with philosophical angle, made me start a blog..

Getting Reasonable response from the readers.Quite encouraging too.I feel happy.

What is your opinion about life?

“Whatever happened in the past, it happened for good; Whatever is happening, is happening for good; Whatever shall happen in the future, shall happen for good only. Do not weep for the past, do not worry about the future, concentrate on your present life.” Baghavadgitha

Are you a winter person? Do you like this season? If yes, explain.

Yeh.I love winter,since Our country is always hot,hotter and hottest.

What do you think about time and how do you like to spend it?

Time is very limited.Always wonder why people procrastinate.. I wish I spend like this

“I like to think that as I get older I’m getting better at spending time with people who
have qualities that make them worth spending time with”. Samantha Power

 

What do you do in stressful situations when you don’t seem to find a way to solve a problem. Give examples.

Just pray and have faith in the Almighty.

I have plenty of examples and impossible to narrate all.

If life gives you lemons what do you make out of it?!

Nothing.Just throw them on the enemies !! just joking ! Make best efforts.

What makes you happy and fulfilled?

My family that loves me,A few good friends like you,food on my table and roof over my head….. all these make me happy and fulfilled.

What is your dream job?

Doctor, and fortunately I am a doctor.

What are your weaknesses and how do you manage them?

I don’t have weaknesses ,so where is the question of managing them ?

A few words about the author of this Blog, Kate. Why do you choose to follow her ?

Her articles are simple,bubbling with lots of enthusiasm,includes great recipes for the food lover,and mostly of her frankness.

Now my turn, to ask 11 questions

  1. Are you  jolly type or serious type personality ? and Why ?
  2. When you are irritated how craze you can become ?
  3. What is your opinion on live in relationship ?
  4. Your thoughts,when you realised that next minute you are going to die …
  5. Can you tell me,what is the necessity for so many religions to come into the existence ?
  6. What is the one fulfillment ,you demand from God ?
  7. Do you Love & marry the person or Marry and then Love the person ?
  8. At what limit of your income,you feel satisfied ?
  9. Which part of your childhood you cherish most ?
  10. What is/was most embarrassing moment in your life ?
  11. What is your favorite quote ?

Thank you Mariana Catalina

My nominees are

Fortysomething hey hey

Parallax

Being Alive

A saggitarian seeker

Orvillewrong

Bottomlesscofee007

Kalliope

Accidental Blogger

Savithas Blog

Glen and Lynn

Pavan Athreya

Phlosophy Via Mind

Always

Anamika

Since it is impossible to add many more names of our wonderful bloggers,I further nominate all of you who happened to go through this article till the end.Please accept my nomination of you for this award  spread the message of happiness,joy and friendship.

Thank you .

Holy Shit- Holy crap !

Why the word ‘Holy‘ is used ,before swear words ?

Does not this go against the third commandment ?

Are we not demeaning the very Godly word ‘Holy’ ?

Readers can help me for a better understanding.

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Money-eaters…….

Money eaters

Man eater shot dead

Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned

and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money.

‘Cree Indian Proverb’

 

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Half full or half empty-never ending discussion…

Half full half empty
One day, someone showed me a

glass of water that was half full.

And he said, “Is it half full or half

empty?” So I drank the water. No

more problem.

~Alexander Jodorowsky

Joke apart some of my favorite quotes

1.“Whether your cup is half-full or half-empty, remind yourself there are others without one.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

2.The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious of the rose – Kahlil Gibran

3.The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection – Thomas Paine

4.A pessimist sees only the dark side of the clouds and mopes; a philosopher sees both sides, and shrugs; an optimist doesn’t see the clouds at all – he’s walking on them – Leonard Louis Levinson

5.“The optimist sees the glass as half full, the pessimist as half empty. What I see is water that can save someone’s life.” – Abhijit Naskar

6.The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true – James Branch Cabell

7.Optimism is the foundation of courage – Nicholas Murray Butler

8.A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties – Harry Truman

 

Happy World Philosophy Day ( Nov 15 th )

“I know that I know nothing” Socrates

Philosophy derives from Two Greek words,Philos (love) & Sophia(wisdom).

Philosophy sheds light on the causes of various situations happening in this world and when you start asking questions in the form of ‘Why’…. remember,you start thinking like a philosopher.

An unexamined life is not worth living” Socrates

By celebrating World Philosophy Day each year, on the third Thursday of November,UNESCO underlines the enduring value of philosophy for the development of human thought, for each culture and for each individual

“Philosophy is an inspiring discipline as well as an everyday practice that can transform societies. By enabling us to discover the diversity of the intellectual currents in the world, philosophy stimulates intercultural dialogue. By awakening minds to the exercise of thinking and the reasoned confrontation of opinions, philosophy helps to build a more tolerant, more respectful society. For UNESCO, it is also the way to unleash humanity’s creative potential and generate new ideas. Philosophy creates the intellectual conditions for change, sustainable development and peace. ”

Audrey Azoulay
UNESCO Director-Genera

This field, which sees itself as a form of “wisdom”, teaches us to reflect on reflection itself, to continually question well-established truths, to verify hypotheses and to find conclusions.

(UNESCO)
It is a day for people to share thoughts, openly explore and discuss new ideas and inspire public debate or discussion on society’s challenges.(timeanddate.com)

Do you know This day also includes

1.Clean your Refrigerator day and

2.Use less stuff day.

Thank you

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Clean your Refrigerator ‘Day'( Nov 15 th )

Clean your refrigerator day,fridge,refrigerator

Oh ! My Refrigerator !

Have you ever thought of giving your fridge some official leave ? I know you wouldn’t and you dare not ,Because Fridge is one item,which never supposed to ask rest or leave.

When was the last time you cleaned your Fridge ?

How is modern life possible without refrigerator in the kitchen ? It this not part of our life ?

But strangely, all of us take this one appliance for granted.And don’t even give a glance !

But you become restless once you realize that it failed to work or you are getting an unpleasant odor ,the moment you open its door.

So maintenance of our beloved refrigerator is important

No body is sure why November 15 th  is selected every year( Some say Whirlpool started this ),but one way it is good,since Thanksgiving Day is going to come shortly.

You need not wait till next November 2019 to clean again,it is good if  you clean it once in 3 months.

Why should you care to clean the refrigerator ?

  • Your old food may the seat for harmful germs
  • If you don’t clean regularly,you may be tempted to eat left overs.
  • Remember bacteria and mold can grow in hidden areas and spread contaminating the food resulting in food poisoning.

How to observe the day ? ( credits-national daily calender.com )

  • Empty each shelf.
  • Completely wipe down the inside of the refrigerator.
  • Wash drawers and underneath the drawers.
  • Throw away all expired food.
  • Throw away any moldy food.
  • Get rid of anything that you do not use.
  • Vacuum condenser coils.
  • Vacuum out under the refrigerator.
  • Restock shelves and drawers with good food.
  • Enjoy your nice, clean, organized refrigerator.

Are you going to clean your fridge after reading this post ?

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30 seconds Speech-how long you take to prepare it ?

Wilson was once asked how long it took him to write a speech. He answered, ‘That depends. If I am to speak 10 minutes, I need a week for preparation. If 15 minutes, 3 days. If half hour, two days. If an hour, I am ready now.’  Woodrow.t.Wilson

If you could make a 30 second speech to the entire world, what would you say?

One particular 30 second speech is inspiring.

“Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them – Work, Family, Health, Friends and Spirit and you’re keeping all of these in the Air.

You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four Balls – Family, Health, Friends and Spirit – are made of glass. If you drop one of these; they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged or even shattered. They will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for it.”

Work efficiently during office hours and leave on time. Give the required time to your family, friends and have proper rest.

Value has a value only if its values is valued.

The above  30 second speech is  by Bryan Dyson-Former CEO of Coca-cola

I felt it is really tough job to prepare instant 30 second speech.

What is your 30 second speech to your fellow bloggers if you are able to give one?

please share your thoughts .

 

‘Why not me God’ instead of ‘Why me God’ ?

Why not me instead why me ?,life

Why not me instead of why me ?

Pinterest

Existence is a strange bargain.Life owes us little;we owe it everything. The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.

William Cowpe

Every one has to face some problem or other.   

Describing somebody that ‘the fellow is born with silver spoon’ is utter rubbish.

Everybody has to undergo suffering.

Whether the person suffers from cancer or just mild fever,or any other reason doesn’t matter.

Whether the person is rich or poor,doesn’t matter.

Good or bad doesn’t matter.

Whether the person is pious or unholy ,doesn’t matter.

Whether the person is criminal or law-abiding doesn’t matter.

Whether the person is moral or immoral doesn’t matter.

Whether a new born suffers or a 100+ old person suffers doesn’t matter.

I can go on and on….

The point I am trying to stress is ,there is no escape from suffering once you are born.

The only difference is , some suffer more and some suffer less.

Again I don’t have an answer.

Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome. Isaac Asimov

When one suffers,the first question one puts invariable is “Oh God ! why me ?” as if one is pure (at heart on par with Almighty), and rest of the population deserves to suffer.

Remember there are others in this world,whose suffering is more than yours.

Instead,why can’t one boldly say ” why not me ?”

By saying so, Are we not gaining confidence in ourselves to face the eventuality ?

To be frank, why should one get exemption from suffering in one’s life ?

Is this not God’s way of telling us to be

Brave,

Develop courage,

Search for solutions( inventions,science etc)

Improve inner strength,

Understand the meaning of life ( philosophy),

Know the value of time.

So we are thankful to the Almighty for giving us an opportunity to survive and gain strength from sufferings.

So our thoughts should be

Why not me instead of why me ?

Pixabay derivative,Beastmotivation.com

What are your thoughts ?

Do you agree or You do not ?

If you do not agree what is the reason ?

Inspiration- Anamika’s Blog

Michael Horner

Can you promise,you are loyal?

LoyalPeople lie. They use you and they lie, all the while feeding you bullshit about

being loyal and never leaving you. No one can make that promise, because life

is all about seasons, and seasons change.

Tarryn Fisher
May be the statement is correct as for as humans are concerned.But


for me my Loyal friend is my Doberman.Loyal Friend

Happy Single’s Day

Happy Single's day

Happy Single’s day

You are going solo ?

Then you can celebrate Single’s day, to-day and every year on 11 of November.

It is popular in China and the date 11/11 chosen because it resembles 4 solitary bare sticks

Also Number “1” resembles an individual who is alone.

Heavy discounts offered during shipping hours in China.

It looks, this concept yet to be popularised in India.

““Single doesn’t have to mean lonely. Single simply means ‘I’m resting my heart until it’s ready to love again’.” unknown

Advantages of being single:

1,Being single   is being in control.2.You are always happy,because there is no occasion for you to confront. 3.The choice you make is the final,no arguments.4.More disposable income and no questions asked.5.No nagging from anybody.6.No need to share anything.7.You can flirt.8.Less time with your smartphone.9.Hide your secrets without fear.10.No need to adjust and you are independent. One can go on and on ….

Disadvantages of being single

1.When you see other people romancing,you may get depressed.2.Since you are not i a family,nobody cares you and you are not a special person to celebrate your birthdays etc.3.Somewhere down inside the feeling of loneliness haunts you.5. In India if you are a bachelor ,getting a rental accommodation is a big task.6.When you fall sick,no body is there to take care of your physical needs.7. You may develop bad habits ,since no body is there to warn you or worry about you,8.You tend to miss something all the time.9.You feel miserable.10.None is there to share your happiness whenever you are happy. And I can go on and on ….

What is your take on being single ?

My feeling is ….

If you are not happy being single, you will never be happy in a relationship. Get your own life first, then share it. unknown

 

Just remember, there’s a right way and a wrong way to do everything and the wrong way is to keep trying to make everybody else do it the right way.  -M*A*S*H*, Colonel Potter

Right & Wrong

I want to correct you since you are wrong,but you say,I am to be corrected first.Who is right? and who will decide ?

 

1.‘I think there is a tendency for people to get rigid and caught up in their beliefs of what is right and wrong, and they lose sight of humanity. Being human has to come first before right or wrong”. –Matisyahu

2.The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement.  But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.  –Niels Bohr

3.When I’m right no one remembers,When ‘m wrong,no one forgets.-source-blogspot

4.Do or Do not.There is no try –Dumbledore

5.Revenge converts a little right into a great wrong- Proverb

6.There are two sides to every issue:One sie is right and the otheris wrong,but the middle is always evil-Ayn Rand

7.Love keeps no record of wrongs-picturequotes.com

8.Nature does not make mistakes,right & wrong are human categories-Frank Herbert,picturequotes.com

9.We have to live today by what truth we can get today and be ready tomorrow to call it falsehood. William James

 

 

 

‘Observations’ of Beer Holder

Beer

‘There are two reasons for drinking.

One is ,when you are thirsty,to cure it.

The other when you are not thirsty, to prevent it ……’

alcoholsayings.com

Science….Adding to the knowledge or Confusing the existing knowledge ??

Confusing science

With advanced science,excellent reasearch and invention of sophisticated tools,we are supposed to be confusion free.

Ironically the same science is giving us contradictory findings.

Some examples
1.Laughing vs crying

It is generally said ,Laughter is the best medicine give your body booster with laughter

Now a few researchers came out with opposite thought …..ie. you must cry to ease out your

stress and even set the time frame as to how often you should cry.

For a strees free life you must cry once a week
2. More sex vs Limited sex

Too much sex disadvantages What too much sex can do to you ?

( 15 times a day ?? check the above link )

More advantages  Benefits of having more sex

15 science backed reasons to have more sex
3. Tea Vs Coffee

Which drink is better for you ?.The school of thoughts for each, give us confusing signals.

tea-coffee…which drink is better ?

You decide.

4.Eating Chocolates

Good Eating chocolates is good for you.

Bad- Negative Side effects of chocolate eating

5.Nutrition advice

The less said the better.

All of us need not be health freaks,but we are conscious about the food we eat,more so with sugar,salt and fat.Regarding these three important food constituents…..lot of confusing things are said by researchers.

Earlier it was said eating eggs and nuts are bad due to high fat.Now they say they are the best.

Earlier they said eating sweets bad for diabetics,now they say diabetics can have equivalent of sugar ( sweeteners ).God only knows any side effects they can cause.

Researchers have not spared the meat eaters.People are confused further by the terms  meat’, ‘low fat meat’ etc.

Nutrition science is so confusing

6.Health Noice

What about these health trends ?

examples

implants( better implants vs best implants ),crazy diets,diet beverages,

weight reduction pills,libido pills,alternate medicines,

Deceptive new technologies,spa therapies,oxygen kiosks,

Decisions based on friendly neighbourhood health advises,

Pantsdrunk,lagom and hygge ( scandinavian wellness trend )

7.Hot coffee vs cold brew

Earlier they said cold brew is better than Hot coffee.Now research claims opposite.

Cold brew is not healthier/

 

The above are some of the examples.

Dear fellow blogger,what are your thoughts ?Did you come across these types of contradictory research findings ?

Have we to really take these reasearch/friendly neighbour advises seriously ? or Do we have to continue our life style ..as it is ?

Or switch back to Ancient Wisdom ?

“To believe with certainty we must begin with doubting.” ~Stanislaus I of Poland

Doubtful,doubting,creepy

What is that Stanislaus trying to convey ?

He says, to be certain you have to be doubtful !

First of all if you decided  to believe in something ,why should  you be doubtful or apprehensive ? Are you not sure of yourself ?

Is this a contradictory statement or it is a perfect statement ?

Readers please enlighten me further with your thoughts.

We see What we want to see & feel great about ourselves…. (and love to remember the Almighty only during agony)

Maya ( Illusion)

In the recent discussion in blog articles about ‘Truth’ and meaning of ‘Absolute truth’ and ‘Relative truth, I realized that we forgot to discuss the role of ‘Maya’ ( illusion). Recently I came across an article in op ed of Deccan Chronicle,and thought it’s apt to understand the meaning of Maya  (illusion),in our day to day life’ by sharing the same .

Before we proceed further, you should know that Sudama, is a childhood friend of Hindu Deity Lord Krishna.

One day Sudama wished to have a glimpse of God’s Maya (illusion). He had heard a lot about Maya but never understood what it was as he was always surrendered to God.

One day, he finally asked Lord Krishna, “What is Maya? What is the form of Maya? How does Maya untangle a man?” He directly sought answers of these questions from Lord Krishna and kept requesting him to show a glimpse of Maya.

Lord Krishna replied that when time comes he shall give him the answers and also show him Maya.

Then he said, “Let us go to Yamuna to take bath.”  Both of them came to the banks of Yamuna to take bath. After taking bath, Lord Krishna started dressing in Yellow and in the meantime Sudama went to take a dip in water.

At the time of taking dip, Sudama felt that the river was flooded and he was being washed away in it. With great difficulty, by taking the help of a small Rock he came out of the river.

Perplexed and hungry, Sudama was roaming about and finally reached a village. There, an elephant garlanded him. People informed him that their King had died and it is their country’s rule that after the death of their king, whosoever is garlanded by the elephant would be the next king.

The coronation ceremony of Sudama was done.

After sometime, he got married and had two sons during the twelve years of his married life.

Thereafter, one day his wife passed away. Sudama started weeping in sorrow. People tried to console him.

They informed him that it was Mayapuri’s rule that he too would be sent wherever his wife went. He too would have to enter his wife’s funeral pyre.

Sudama was shell shocked to hear this. Now, he forgot mourning the demise of his wife and started weeping for himself. He said that since he was a foreigner, this rule should not be applicable to him.

When people did not listen to him and were making him sit in the pyre, he requested for permission to worship the river once last time. People allowed him to do that and sent four people to keep an eye on him.

Sudama could see death approaching him and in this fear, chanting Lord Krishna’s name, he took a dip in the river and came out crying. Just then, he saw Lord Krishna Standing and getting dressed in yellow. Lord Krishna asked Sudama as to why was he weeping.

Sudama was already stunned and when he saw Lord Krishna he was astonished too. He asked Krishna “Where did all that vanish? What all is happening? I am not able to understand anything.”

Lord Krishna said, “This is my Maya.” Maya means “forgetfulness”. Illusion, unreal, myth, ignorance, etc. are Maya. One who forgets me, the God, and thinks that the world is the only truth and is always engrossed in it, he is entrapped in Maya. Deeming the unrealistic world as real and considering Paramatma and self as to dual entities is Maya.

Despite living in the materialistic world, Maya could not touch Sudama till he was devoted or surrendered towards God but as soon as he forgot the God, he was trapped in Maya . In the same manner, worldly man forgetting God, gets entangled in Maya and spends the whole life experiencing joys and sorrows.

Despite living in the materialistic world, if we think of God at every moment (which is possible) then along with enjoying the bliss of God, we can live our worldly life too to the fullest.

Source Deccan chronicle – op ed

“In the world of relative truths and opinions, many opinions, viewpoints, possibilities and probabilities can coexist, and each can stand on its own merits in particular contexts and conditions. This is the truth of Truth. Every truth or principle is a possibility in some context, condition or situation. Sometimes you may find it worth fighting for and sometime not. Truth is an undulating wave on the surface of impermanence. You may call it by any name, but we consider it to be Maya, the deluding power of existence which hides in the play of light and shadow to create the illusion of something or the other. You will find it only in the unstable currents of life just as the sun light that reflects upon the waters of an ocean, but you cannot truly grasp its brilliance or immensity until you cross those waters and stand on the shore. ” Jayaram V.

Google images-Source-Apnisanskriti.com

 

Truth is Single or Many ?

truth single or many

Is truth single or multiple ?

No two individuals see the challenges and situations in the sameway.

Hence there is no one truth. But many truths.

“In a rapidly ascending balloon, were two men.One watched the earth getting farther and farther away.

One watched the stars getting nearer and nearer and nearer.”

George Nathan

Truth single or many

God vs Us

A man walked to the top of a hill to talk to God

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Can you outsmart the smarttest ?

The man asked, “God,

what’s a million years to you?” and God said, “A minute.”

Then the man asked, “Well, what’s a million dollars to you?” and

God said, “A penny.”

Then the man asked, “God…..can I have a penny?” and God said,

“Sure…..in a minute.”

Is man born WILY ??

What are your thoughts ?

Naked truth

Naked truth,Greek proverb,A thousand men can not undress a naked man

A thousand men can’t undress a naked man.

~Greek proverb

Inspiration by efisoul63 via

the-naked-truth/

Since I am a layman,apologies for my ignorance. I am not sure what

exactly the proverb trying to convey .I request learned members to

enlighten me .

Don’t you agree that proverbs give us that extra knowledge and wonderful wisdom ??

Or you think proverbs are nothing but impossibilities or sometimes even absurdities,outdated sometimes contradictory … in context of modern word’s thinking prowess ?

I was not getting a proper and quick answer for the above proverb from the internet search and finally I was successful and  I felt one answer applies perfectly.

It means that honesty has no shame and nothing to hide

Princessblaise39(Yahoo answers)

 

Your thoughts on Proverbs ?

Curiosities in proverbs

There is not enough time in life to worry about there being enough time in life ‘Atticus’

Ironies of life

Source-Rockyingit

Ironies of life

Be happy with your life inspite of ‘Life’s ironies’

Thanks to our Energetic and wonderful person and

fellow blogger  Efi,

I realised what exactly it means to be facing the ironies

of our beloved ‘LIFE’ and yet we continue to lead the

life as if nothing is happening ! That is the resilence of

Human beings!

Please do visit her wonderful blog which is nothing but Knowledge Bank at Efi

Have a nice week!!!!!

The Irony In Life – Poem by Bironga Chadwick

The paradox of our time in history is
that:
We have taller buildings, but
shorter tempers;
Wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints.
We spend more, but have less;
We buy more, but enjoy it less.
We have bigger
houses and smaller families;
More conveniences, but less time.
We have more degrees but less sense;
More knowledge, but less judgement.
More experts, yet more problems;
More medicine, but more ailments.

We drink too much,
Smoke too much,
Spend too recklessly,
Laugh too little,
Drive too fast,
Get angry too quickly,
Stay up too late,
Wake up too tired,
Read too little,
Watch television too
much,
And pray too seldom.

We have multiplied our possessions, but
reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom and hate too often.
We have learnt how to make a living,
but not a life.
We have added years to life, not life to years.
We have been all
the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbour.
We have conquered outer space, but not
inner space.
We have done larger
things, but not better things.
We have cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul.
We have split the atom, but not
our prejudice.
We write more, but
learn less.
We plan more, but
accomplish less.
We have learnt to
rush, but not to wait.
We build more
computers to hold more information,
To produce more copies than ever,
But we communicate less and less.

These are the times of fast foods and
slow digestion;
Big men, and small
character;
Steep profits, and shallow relationships.

These are days of two incomes, but more divorce;
Fancier houses, but broken homes.

These are days of quick trips,
Disposable diapers,
Throwaway morality,
One night stands,
Overweight bodies,
And pills that do everything
From cheer, to quiet, to kill.

It is a time when
there is much in the show window,
And nothing in the stockroom.
A time when technology can bring this letter to you,
And a time when you
can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete.

Remember,
Spend some time with
your loved ones,
Because they are
not going to be around forever.

Remember to say a kind word to
someone who looks up to you in awe,
Because that little person soon will
grow up and leave your side.

Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment
For someday that person will not be there again.

Give time to love,
Give time to speak,
And give time to share the precious
thoughts in your mind.

And always remember that life is not measured by the number of breathes we take,
But by the moments that take our breath away.

 

Who is the most Awesome person?

Thank you for Listening……..

Thank you for Guidance……..

Thank you for Inspiration…..

Thank for Encouragement….

For being there……………………

And most importantly

….for being a Mentor to me

Source ICMA & pixabay