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Sunday, 15 July 2018
Little does one realize that the plentiful universe has everything one needs.
The design of universe with availability of Flora and Fauna and the beautiful way the two coexist while one gives out CO2 and the other takes it in for its living. The release of the oxygen by flora is vital for the living of the fauna.
The universe has blessed us with plenty of all that one needs, as humans, most of us have access to clean water, air, food. We have the leverage to choose and make options of what we want too.
There's a saying, every grain of rice that we eat today, was sowed several weeks and months ahead before it reached us today. Such is the blessings of the plentiful universe.
Apart from basic needs, we also have family, society with/in which we live and exchange a lot of support, given to us by the universe.
We also have social needs, to be rich, famous, well traveled, possess brands and tags that boost one's identity.
And the universe, kind universe is so awesome and acknowledge all our needs and wants.
All that we need, desire and wants are around us. The universe has seeded the thought of what one needs, wants and desires based on what it has to offer.
While the plentiful universe gives us all that we want, it also gives us what we don't want.
It does gives us bad experiences, bruises us physically and emotionally. We fall and make mistakes. The unconditional universe gives us pain and gain equally.
The only difference is, whether one may deny or not, the needs are always fulfilled and given to us. But what one doesn't need, is a choice the universe leaves with us.
The universe gives us what we need to ensure that we give back what is expected of us.
But, It's up to one's own choices to choose what he/she doesn't want to own. It's at the individual level to reject what one doesn't need. It's up to us to refuse bad company, a bad partner, a possible failure and a bad/misled investment.
The universe gives the good and the bad unconditionally. It's up to the awake soul to stay away from what isn't needed.
Monday, 15 January 2018
The Tamil Festival, celebrating the most important person and it's associated God, the farmer and the Sun.
The Evening Before:
As part of the rituals, we clean and level our entrance with a coating of the cow's dung. For those of you who are unfamiliar about this, cow dung is an antiseptic and all things and forms enter the house through the entrance. Spreading the entrance with a natural source of antiseptic is aligned with nature.
We use ground rice flour to to make rangoli, that serves as a meal to sparrows, squirrel and the finer granules are taken by the ants.
The doors are decorated with turmeric, vermilion, mango leaves. There's another bundle with two local variety of flowers and neem leaves.
On the day of Pongal:
We wake up and make two or three variety of boiled rice, pongal being the over flowing water and milk from the vessel, decorate the puja room, take the harvest from our garden/backyard/field, and along with the boiled rice, offer it all to the great visible God to our naked eyes, The Sun, who with his light is responsible for all forms of life, plants and it's produce.
It's a thank you note to the Sun and it's labor, the farmer whom we thank for the food that is the most basic need and keeping us alive and healthy.
Wishing you and your family a very happy pongal.
உங்களுக்கும் உங்கள் குடும்பத்தில் அனைவருக்கும் இனிய பொங்கல் திருநாள் நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள்.
Wednesday, 20 December 2017
We are all running too fast in this world, not knowing our destination. We're hoarding more than we can consume. We're not living at the present.
We are focused on interacting with someone else over a call or a messenger application and not showing bare minimum politeness to the person next to us.
We send emojis with fake intentions. How many of us really smile or really happy on our faces as we use such emoticon?
We pass the hatred we have for someone else to a wrong recipient. How often have be done this and/or faced this!?
We can see some shop keepers so rude and shout at some people and ask them, "Are you mad?" Little do we realize if the other person is autistic or challenged.
Some shop keepers do not want to donate a meal to a person who is so badly hungry, foreseeing the other person to come back every day.
Where's humanity in us? What are schools teaching to children? How are the double income couples raising their children?
Empathy seems to be the most wanted and mostly missing thing.
Be kind and empathetic. Don't pass your hatred or grudge on someone to a wrong recipient.
This Christmas & New Year, look at reflecting on these aspects.