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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Speaking the truth

Speaking the truth

One should speak the truth.
One should speak in a way that does not hurt anyone.
One should avoid telling harsh truths.
So also untruth even if it pleases someone.

This IS the eternal code of conduct.

-- Ancient lawmaker Manu.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

We belong to one big family

We belong to one big family

'These people belong to me. And those people do not' - This is how narrow minded persons think.
But a great man always considers the entire world as one single family with no outsider.

-- ancient Indian saying

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Knowledge belongs to everyone

"Preach that to every one from the roof top, which I whispered into your ears, and the ones I told you in the darkness, announce it to everyone in broad daylight.No, there is no secret to be hidden from anybody"

-- Jesus Christ

Sunday, August 4, 2013

The "Ða", "Ða", "Ða" story *

Once the Gods, Demons and humans went to the Brahma (the ancient Indian concept of supreme power), seeking advice.

To Gods, the Brahma said - "Ða".
The Gods took it as "Ðama", meaning - "control your excessive sensual desires",since Gods were by nature extremely sensual.

To Demons, the Brahma said - "Ða".
The Demons took it as "Ðaya", meaning - "be merciful towards those who are weaker than you", since Demons were cruel by nature.

To humans, the Brahma said - "Ða".
The Humans took it as "Ðäna" - meaning "be generous towards those who are in need", since Humans were greedy by nature.

Those were the good old days. Today, we seem to have a little bit of Gods and Demons in us in addition to being humans. So we need to do "Ða, Ða, Ða" 

* Story from ancient Upanishads
Note: "Ða" is pronounced as "thu" in the word "thus".