NATIONAL STRESS AWARENESS DAY-April 16th.

 

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Stress and strain part of our life-age and employment, wealth and health
Have little to impact-negative or positive, negative and positive! a paradox!
What stress can do can be experienced- more important is to be aware of stress
And the ways to be away from or not to fall a victim to stress!

Today April sixteenth is National Stress Awareness Day. The day
Designed by the Health Resource Network in nineteen ninety two to raise
Awareness of stress. Day is a chance to take a deep breath and relax.
Stress has a negative effect on the immune system -research has proved.

Chronic stress takes greater toll on our body than acute stress.
Raises blood pressure, increases the risk of heart attack and stroke,
Anxiety and depression, hastens the aging process.
Stress is one omnipresent
Easily coped sure by the competent
On the body and on the mind
On the soul and on the intellect
Age and sex, wealth and status
Stress of-course has little respect!

Faith in God, self and people
Fair to all with love and scruple
Thoughts noble and deeds worthy
Happy hobbies and habits healthy
Yoga sure a medicine for stress
Love for nature, animals and people
Through stress and strain nothing can topple!

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KARWA CHAUTH- 28th October.

 

 

 

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Great customs and traditions, heritage and values practiced
In our holy Motherland-India that is Bharath -noticed
In all communities in different modes and forms-well placed
Indeed that is the greatness of this sacred land-where we are!

One such holy day is twenty Eighth October-Karwa Chauth
Very special in all the vows of Suhagin women- crave
Long life for their husbands-stay hungry all day long. virgin girls
Also keep a streamed vow for the desired groom or for husband’s sake.

Karva Chauth Katha is heard after performing worship of
Mother Parvati and Lord Ganesha on the whole day. fast
Is completed only after seeing the moon at night.
By fasting, there is a tremendous boon of good fortune right!

Women do sixteen make-up. long vermilion on the forehead
It is a symbol of long life for husband. Mangalasutra,
Bindia, mascara, nuthani, earflowers, henna, bracelet,
Red color chunari, beecha, anklet, waistband, ring, armlet, gaara!

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NATIONAL GIRL CHILD DAY

Great national poet Mahakavi Bharathiyar declared
“To be born as a woman on earth, great penance one should have made”!
That is the veneration our Motherland shows for woman
This day we observe as “National Girl Child Day”-respect by man!

Bharathi said:”Burn the idiocy of denouncing womanhood”
Alas a pity in a land that reveres Woman as Goddess
In forms many- sad we get news of insults on women each day
In one part of the country or other to be ashamed of-sad!

Equal they are in HIS creation -distinct role they have to play
Noble family they make and more responsible than the menfolk
Today’s GIRL CHILD is tomorrow’s WOMAN- let us celebrate the day
And resolve to take care of the girl child much more than the boy!

 

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SPIRITUAL RETREATS

 

“Spiritual retreats” important part of religions many
Hindu, Buddhist, Christian and Sufi (Islamic) -heavy
All resort to RETREATS-in solitude or community
Intimate way to improve powers of concentration and insight!.

Withdrawn from the din and dust of atmosphere in a city
Remote village far from the madding crowd- under the giant tree
A sacred hall with an atmosphere serene, simple but great
Indeed  never to be got back the retreat will be a great treat!

Spiritual retreats a source golden for reflection, prayer
And meditation for all more in Buddhism -in rainy season
Goutam  Buddha’s preachings! Darkness is ideal for the retreats
For Christians from a few hours to a month) spent away from  normal life
Reconnecting, in prayer, with God. a sacred and noble practice!
All religions have their own- for serenity, peace and poise!

SAINT ALPHONSA FEAST DAY-28th JULY

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Kerala born little girl named Anna chosen by Jesus
To carry HIS sufferings right from her childhood precious!
She became Saint Alphonso -lived hardly years thirty five
A symbol of carrying the sufferings of her supposed spouse.

She wrote in her spiritual diary:
“I do not wish to act or speak according to my inclinations.
Every time I fail, I will do penance…
I want to be careful never to reject anyone.
I will only speak sweet words to others.
I want to control my eyes with rigour.
I will ask pardon of the Lord for every little failure
And I will atone for it through penance.
No matter what my sufferings may be, I will never complain
And if I have to undergo any humiliation,
I will seek refuge in the Sacred Heart of Jesus”.

Yes, she is in the Sacred Heart of Jesus blessing all
An Indian born great Saint- taking care of all standing tall
Today is HER feast day- let us take care of the poor and feed
Show our concern for the world on this holy day- a great need!

 

Mountains

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HIMALAYAS

Mountains and hills are gift of the Almighty-the lord
Through the bounteous nature given to the great world
Happen to be the natural borders of the states
And countries too to protect with all its might as mates!

Princely place for peaceful penance of the priestly class
Healthy and serene, providing peace and harmony
Among all the living beings -humans and animals
Pleasant indeed beyond description to all nobles!

Unfortunate- man in his needs and greed puts an end
Depriving beauty for those who enjoy- hard to mend.
Manaslu.,Dhaulagiri.Cho Oyu.Makalu. Lhotse. ..Kangchenjunga
Mount Everest, Nanga Parbhat and Annapurna
And mountains tallest in the world many to be preserved
Duty of the nobles-Ecology and environment to be protected!

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Mount Everest.

RELIGIOUS FAITH AND PRACTICE-EXCELLENT EASTER

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Great indeed is the Universe and its Creator-the Lord Almighty-Omnipotent, Omniscient and Omnipresent.

Naturally when the Universe was created, He should have created all living beings-men and women, trees and plants, forests and hills, mountains and valleys,  seas and rivers, waterfalls, lakes and tanks for their use! As the human beings progressed from his prehistoric days, he should have been given the knowledge of God and religion, religion-its purpose, practice, significance, importance, need to practice and so on. There are theists, atheists, agnostics, rationalists, believers and non believers of the existence of God. God and religion are for those who believe-it is a matter of one’s personal faith and belief- no discussion, no debate,  no argument on this.

From the days of “sanathana dharma’ called Hinduism to the latest founded religions it is something  great have and a long and checkered  history.

Mormonism 1820, Bahai 1860, Jehovah’s Witness 1870,  Christian Science 1879, Oneness Pentecostalism 1914, Rastafari 1930, Nation of Islam 1930, Gnostic Christianity 1945, Scientology 1952, any neo-Pagan cult X

“Genderuism”

A religion where men and women are separate entities and don’t need each other. The main agenda or the thought behind this religion is that both men and women are self sufficient in themselves and don’t need anyone else.
And it is alarmingly growing large.
Wicca (founded c. 1949), Asatru (founded c. 1972), the Church of All Worlds (founded c. 1967), and Ár nDraíocht Féin (founded c. 1982).There are others more recent.

Arician Tradition founded by Raven Grimassi, 1998.

Every religion is based on some beliefs or other aiming at promoting peace and harmony, joy and happiness, making the followers to “love all, serve all”, “help ever, hurt never’ in the world and humanity.  Yet it is unfortunate that the world has witnessed several religious wars and conflicts.

We have religious festivals based on sound logic and reasoning, history and practices which often we fail to understand, appreciate and absorb. It is a pity that we have not fully understood our own religion but make efforts to criticize others!

Any religious Festival for that matter, depends in the intense faith and belief in the concept and idea, A lack of belief can lead to a simple observing as a ritual.

Today is a great Festival for our Christian friends all over the world. Yes today it is EASTER FESTIVAL

Easter or Resurrection Sunday, is a festival celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day of his burial after his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary c. 30 AD. It is the culmination of the Passion of Jesus, preceded by Lent (or Great Lent), a forty-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance.

Most Christians refer to the week before Easter as “Holy Week“—it contains the days of the Easter Triduum, including Maundy Thursday, commemorating the Maundy and Last Supper, as well as Good Friday, commemorating the crucifixion and death of Jesus. In Western ChristianityEastertide, or the Easter Season, begins on Easter Sunday and lasts seven weeks, ending with the coming of the fiftieth day, Pentecost Sunday. In Eastern Christianity, the season of Pascha begins on Pascha and ends with the coming of the fortieth day, the Feast of the Ascension.

Easter and the holidays that are related to it are moveable feasts which do not fall on a fixed date in the Gregorian or Julian calendars which follow only the cycle of the sun; rather, its date is determined on a lunisolar calendar similar to the Hebrew calendar. The First Council of Nicaea (325) established two rules, independence of the Jewish calendar and worldwide uniformity, which were the only rules for Easter explicitly laid down by the council. No details for the computation were specified; these were worked out in practice, a process that took centuries. It has come to be the first Sunday after the ecclesiastical full moon that occurs on or soonest after 21 March, but calculations vary.

Easter is linked to the Jewish Passover by much of its symbolism, as well as by its position in the calendar. In many languages, the words for “Easter” and “Passover” are identical or very similar. Easter customs vary across the Christian world, and include sunrise services, exclaiming the Paschal greetingclipping the church, and decorating Easter eggs (symbols of the empty tomb) The Easter lily, a symbol of the resurrection, traditionally decorates the chancel area of churches on this day and for the rest of Eastertide. Additional customs that have become associated with Easter and are observed by both Christians and some non-Christians include egg hunting, the Easter Bunny, and Easter parades. There are also various traditional Easter foods that vary regionally.

My revered God and Father beloved gone from the world,
Sadness and sorrow engulfed the world, left orphaned-He was bold
And said: Father forgive them, they know not what they do- how kind
When slapped on one cheek. He said “show the other too”- love bound!

The possession greatest He was, had come back to us this day
To redeem His saddened and grieving followers in the right way
Died for our sins, resurrected on the third day,for ascension
To Heaven-great was my Father-Jesus Christ-no pretension!

Fasting on the days preceding the holy day of resurrection
Thinking of Him and focusing on duties-pure meditation
With a firm resolve to LOVE ALL and SERVE ALL-all our lifetime
We celebrate the Easter festival for the whole living time!

Yes; Lord Krishna and Lord Rama of the Hindus displayed the significance of sufferings, the way to take the things in life inevitable; may be paying for the sins committed in our past lives and to be careful in not repeating in this life and that will ensure the next life free of sorrows and sufferings!
Having been blessed to be born as human beings on this holy earth, let us believe in religion and its practices and follow honestly to the extent possible to help a society peaceful and harmonious, joyful and pleasant. The Omniscient Almighty is bound to grant what we pray for.

“More things are wrought by prayer than the world dreams of!”

-Alfred Lord Tennyson.
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