MANEESHA PANCHAKAM

Dear all,

Click on the following link to access my translation of Sankaracharya’s Maneesha Panchakam from Sanskrit to English.

Maneesha Panchakam

Thank you

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Everything is Lord

I’m startled on seeing many paths in front, not certain of which path to take, closed the eyes.  I heard the whisper of lord in my heart telling me to move forward not losing focus. Superficially, paths may seem many, but goal is one. Whether it is short or long, light or dark, easy or hard or a combination of all, as the goal is fixed and heart is focused on thus, path seems secondary. The goal is lord, path is lord, all encounters are the lord, all the mysteries are the lord, questions are lord, answers are lord, good is lord, evil is lord, light is lord, dark is lord, silence is lord, violence is lord, rest is lord, movement is lord….everything is lord, nothing is separate from lord 🙂

FOR US ALL

May this age of fast life not make us impatient in everything

May this age of technical development not make us robots

May this age of artificial intelligence not make us artificial

May this age of unnecessary hypes on external beauty not make us hate our body and forget we are beautiful

May this age of internet for everything not make us forget our wisdom

May this age of mobiles and tabs not make us distant from our dear ones

May this age of social medias not make us estranged from “ourselves”

May this age of growing religious+caste+political evils not poison us

May this age of increasing violence not make us cowards

May our need for money not make us unrighteous in earning it

May we all able to stand brave for us and the needy

May we all love each other and forgive each others faults

May we all stand for ourselves and our dear ones

May we all live in love, peace, gratitude, good health

May we all able to see Almighty in hearts of us and all

TO ALL WOMEN

angel

Dear all beautiful women,

I’m going to tell you about a mother-in-law (she reached the heavenly abode 2 years ago). She was the mother-in-law of my friend’s friend. Yesterday, me and my friend were talking about the concerns of women with small babies who have to manage both office work and home chores along with taking care of her family and husband’s family, and while doing so, everyone takes her for granted and casually says it is normal for a Indian women and an ideal Indian women should be like this even in this new age. When I said my friend, if family is having enough earnings, women can take care of child and focus on job later, she told me about this wonderful mother-in-law who was her friend’s mother-in-law.

This old women told her daughter in law after she got her first child, “Dear, I will tell you an important thing, if you decide to quit job in order to look after child, you will be taking the bad decision in your life. A woman has value when she is independent.” Not only did she encouraged her daughter-in- law to continue her job, she helped her take care of the baby and had servant at home to do house chores. She loved her son and daughter-in-law and their kid alike.

When they got the second child in family, the daughter-in-law managed the office job, child care and house chores very well with the support of this loving mother-in-law and her husband. This angelic woman told her daughter-in-law “Dear, you both should go and celebrate an evening dine out…I will take care of the children. If you both won’t celebrate life now, when will you celebrate life, so go and enjoy.” With her mother-in-law’s support, the daughter-in-law led a happy family life.

Later when daughter-in-law’s mother died and her father became lonely, mother-in-law told her, “Dear, you should take your father here today itself. He will be living us. We are one family now.” Till she passed away, this mother-in-law was a very good, loving and caring person to her son, daughter-in-law, their children and also to daughter-in-law’s father. Daughter-in-law’s father now says “I missed a good friend of life.” This daughter-in-law loved her mother-in-law as her own mother.

Yes, this is a real incident happened in India. This women got married in her 40’s and had her son when she was 42 years old. She was born and brought up in Bangaloru and was well educated. She lived her life very well and also helped her son, daughter-in-law, their children and daughter-in-law’s father to live a happy life. I have’nt seen this woman, but with what I heard about this woman, I could see her in my heart as a goddess. She is really a precious gem of womanhood.

We women plays different roles in life. Among all roles in the world, the role of mother is the most important. A women maybe blessed with a girl child, a boy child or a transgender child and in some cases, child may be born with some congenital abnormalities, but for a real mother, the child is precious, perfect. She will love and take care of the child without any bad feelings to herself or to the child even when child is born with abnormalities and her husband, his family, relatives and society won’t understand her efforts and child’s conditions and tries to demotivate her and keeps eye on finding faults in her.

A real woman never falls into false pride if she becomes mother of a boy child. A real women wouldn’t be selfish about her son’s love, care and earnings and won’t interfere with the family life of son and torture the daughter-in-law in words or deeds. She won’t differentiate between daughter and daughter-in-law. A real women won’t waste time gossiping about the personal lives of other women. She will use her valuable time for loving and caring herself and thus, making herself able to love and care others too (when we are happy, we could make others happy too). She will motivate herself to lead a happy, healthy and peaceful life, and with her life, motivate every other women too.

Let this real story be a motivator to all of us.

My humble salute to all real women and all real mothers like this godly woman.

DIY Cold, Cough and Congestion Drink

cough drink

With changes in climate alternating with rainy and sunny days, it is easy to catch cold, cough, congestion, fever. This drink is tasty and easy to make. Sipping this warm along with rest helps you to recover soon.

THINGS NEEDED:

Apple cider vinegar/Lemon Juice – 5 tablespoon

Honey – 2 tablespoon

Cinnamon powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Hot water – 1 cup

Grated/crushed ginger – 1 small piece

METHOD OF PREPARATION: Put the cinnamon powder in cup (If you do not have cinnamon powder, boil 1 cup water with a small piece of mildly crushed cinnamon). Add ginger, honey, apple cider vinegar and hot water. Mix well with a spoon and sip warm. Drink 3-4 times. This drink is very good to liquify the phlegm and thus relieves chest congestion.

Note: If you have sensitive stomach lining, reduce the amount of apple cider vinegar/lemon juice to 3 tablespoon. When giving to children, add more honey and water.

Stay healthy dear all 🙂

Love Unlimited

smiling angel

 

 

I love me unlimitedly
I love you unlimitedly
What happened with us till this moment is past
What is here now at this time is true
That which is gonna happen is a dream
That which is happening now though true is also a dream
Then, why fret and fume dear one?
This is all Almighty’s colorful drama
We are the actors acting per his direction
Shhh…..close the eyes and look within
Almighty, the dearest of dearest is here
Always here in the hearts of ours
Don’t worry about those who leave us
Don’t worry about those who misunderstands us
Bring the focus within the heart and see the Lord
The lord, our Almighty won’t leave us ever
He loves, cares and stands for us ever
What we need is to accept the presence and trust
Hey, it is easy to trust the one who is always in us,
Than to trust the one who is with us for few years
Once we love ourselves, we could forget the pain,
And forgive us and others and move forward fine
Thus, Oh dear ones, let us love unlimitedly,
Enjoy limitless love and bliss here and now 🙂