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Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth."

- Buddha

 

"In separateness lies the world's great misery, in compassion lies the world's true strength."

- Buddha

 

"I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it."

- Pablo Picasso

 

"There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will."

- Epictetus

 

"Let go of your attachment to being right, and suddenly your mind is more open. You're able to benefit from the unique viewpoints of others, without being crippled by your own judgement."

- Ralph Marsto

 

Don't focus on making the right decision, focus on making the decision the right one."

- Unknown

 

"Most of the shadows of life are caused by standing in our own sunshine."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom."

- Marcel Proust

 

"It is very easy to forgive others their mistakes; it takes more grit to forgive them for having witnessed your own."

- Jessamyn West

 

"Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification."

- Martin Fischer

 

"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves."

- Carl Jung

 

"Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore."

- André Gide

 

"Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness."

- Sophocles

 

"Something opens our wings. Something makes boredom and hurt disappear. Someone fills the cup in front of us: We taste only sacredness."

- Rumi

 

"If I could reach up and hold a star for every time you've made me smile, the entire evening sky would be in the palm of my hand."

- Unknown

 

"To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly."

- Henri Bergson

 

"Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind."

- Plato

 

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A SMALL TRIBUTE TO A  MOTHER

 

This is a truly BEAUTIFUL piece please read this at a slow pace, digesting every word at leisure...do not hurry....this is a treasure...

For those lucky to still be blessed with your Mom, this is beautiful

For those of us who aren't, this is even more beautiful. For those who are moms, you'll love this.
 
The young Mother set her foot on the path of life. "Is this the long way?" she asked. 

And the Guide said:  "Yes, and the way is hard. And you will be old before you reach the end of it.

But the end will be better than the beginning." But the young Mother was happy, and she would not believe that anything could be better than these years. 

So she played with her children, and gathered flowers for them along the way, and bathed them in the clear streams; and the sun shone on them, and the young Mother cried,

"Nothing will ever be lovelier than this." 

Then the night came, and the storm, and the path was dark, and the children shook with fear and cold, and the mother drew them close and covered them with her mantle, and the children said, 

"Mother, we are not afraid, for you are near, and nothing can harm us."

And the morning came, and there was a hill ahead, and the children climbed and grew weary, and the mother was weary. 

But at all times she said to the children," A little patience and we are there." So the children climbed, and when they reached the top they said,

"Mother, we would not have made it without you." 

And the Mother, when she lay down at night looked up at the stars and said,"This is a better day than the last, for my children have learned fortitude in the face of hardness. 

Yesterday I gave them courage. Today, I've given them strength." 

And the next day came strange clouds, which darkened the earth, clouds of war and hate and evil, and the children groped and stumbled, and the mother said: "Look up. Lift your eyes to the light."

And the children looked and saw above the clouds an everlasting glory, and it guided them beyond the darkness. And that night the Mother said,

"This is the best day of all, for I have shown my children God."

And the days went on, and the weeks and the months and the years, and the mother grew old and she was little and bent. 

But her children were tall and strong, and walked with courage. And when the way was rough, they lifted her, for she was as light as a feather; and at last they came to a hill, and beyond they could see a shining road and golden gates flung wide. 

And Mother said,"I have reached the end of my journey.

And now I know the end is better than the beginning, for my children can walk alone, and their children after them."

 And the children said, 

"You will always walk with us, Mother, even when you have gone through the gates." 

And they stood and watched her as she went on alone, and the gates closed after her.  And they said: 

"We cannot see her but she is with us still.

A Mother like ours is more than a memory.  She is a living presence......" Your Mother is always with you.... 

She's the whisper of the leaves as you walk down the street; she's the smell of bleach in your freshly laundered socks; she's the cool hand on your brow when you're not well. 

Your Mother lives inside your laughter. And she's crystallised in every teardrop.

She's the place you came from, your first home; and she's the map you follow with every step you take. 

She's your first love and your first heartbreak, and nothing on earth can separate you.Not time, not space... not even death!

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ਗਉੜੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੫ ॥

Gourree Mehalaa 5 ||

Gauree, Fifth Mehl:

 

 

ਜੀਅਰੇ ਓਲ੍ਹ੍ਹਾ ਨਾਮ ਕਾ ॥

Jeearae Oulhaa Naam Kaa ||

Hey, soul: your only Support is the Naam, the Name of the Lord.

 


ਅਵਰੁ ਜਿ ਕਰਨ ਕਰਾਵਨੋ ਤਿਨ ਮਹਿ ਭਉ ਹੈ ਜਾਮ ਕਾ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥

Avar J Karan Karaavano Thin Mehi Bho Hai Jaam Kaa ||1|| Rehaao ||

Whatever else you do or make happen, the fear of death still hangs over you. ||1||Pause|


ਅਵਰ ਜਤਨਿ ਨਹੀ ਪਾਈਐ ॥

Avar Jathan Nehee Paaeeai ||

He is not obtained by any other efforts.

 


ਵਡੈ ਭਾਗਿ ਹਰਿ ਧਿਆਈਐ ॥੧॥

Vaddai Bhaag Har Dhhiaaeeai ||1||

By great good fortune, meditate on the Lord. ||1||

 


ਲਾਖ ਹਿਕਮਤੀ ਜਾਨੀਐ ॥

Laakh Hikamathee Jaaneeai ||

You may know hundreds of thousands of clever tricks,

 


ਆਗੈ ਤਿਲੁ ਨਹੀ ਮਾਨੀਐ ॥੨॥

Aagai Thil Nehee Maaneeai ||2||

But not even one will be of any use at all hereafter. ||2||

 


ਅਹੰਬੁਧਿ ਕਰਮ ਕਮਾਵਨੇ ॥

Ahanbudhh Karam Kamaavanae ||

Good deeds done in the pride of ego are swept away,

 


ਗ੍ਰਿਹ ਬਾਲੂ ਨੀਰਿ ਬਹਾਵਨੇ ॥੩॥

Grih Baaloo Neer Behaavanae ||3||

Like the house of sand by water. ||3||

 


ਪ੍ਰਭੁ ਕ੍ਰਿਪਾਲੁ ਕਿਰਪਾ ਕਰੈ ॥

Prabh Kirapaal Kirapaa Karai ||

When God the Merciful shows His Mercy,

 


ਨਾਮੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਸਾਧੂ ਸੰਗਿ ਮਿਲੈ ॥੪॥੪॥੧੪੨॥

Naam Naanak Saadhhoo Sang Milai ||4||4||142||

Nanak receives the Naam in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. ||4||4||142||

 

We all look to be better human beings and return in our origiin Waheguru. In this beautiful Shabad of Fifth Patshahee, the secret of that our desire to merge in Him truly is described in simple words with full clarity.

Stay blessed.

Sat Sree Akal.

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THE PREGNANT DEER - such a beautiful story ! 

In a forest, a pregnant deer is about to give birth. 
She finds a remote grass field near a strong-flowing river. 
This seems a safe place. 
Suddenly labour pains begin.

At the same moment, dark clouds gather around above & lightning starts a forest fire. 
She looks to her left & sees a hunter with his bow extended pointing at her. 
To her right, she spots a hungry lion approaching her.

What can the pregnant deer do? 
She is in labour! 

What will happen? 
Will the deer survive? 
Will she give birth to a fawn? 
Will the fawn survive? 
Or will everything be burnt by the forest fire? 
Will she perish to the hunters' arrow? 
Will she die a horrible death at the hands of the hungry lion approaching her? 

She is constrained by the fire on the one side & the flowing river on the other & boxed in by her natural predators.

What does she do? 
She focuses on giving birth to a new life.

The sequence of events that follows are:

- Lightning strikes & blinds the hunter.
- He releases the arrow which zips past the deer & strikes the hungry lion.
- It starts to rain heavily, & the forest fire is slowly doused by the rain.
- The deer gives birth to a healthy fawn.

In our life too, there are moments of choice when we are confronted on αll sides with negative thoughts and possibilities. 

 Some thoughts are so powerful that they overcome us & overwhelm us. 

Maybe we can learn from the deer. 
The priority of the deer, in that given moment, was simply to give birth to a baby.

The rest was not in her hands &  any action or reaction that changed her focus would have likely resulted in death or disaster.

Ask yourself,
Where is your focus?
Where is your faith and hope? 

In the midst of any storm, do keep it on God always. 
He will never ever dissapoint you. NEVER. 

Remember, GOD neither slumbers nor sleeps..

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ਨਿਜ ਘਰਿ ਵਸਹਿ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤੁ ਪੀਵਹਿ ਤਾ ਸੁਖ ਲਹਹਿ ਮਹਲੁ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥

Nij Ghar Vasehi Anmrith    Peevehi   Thaa Sukh Lehehi Mehal ||1|| Rehaao ||

Within the home of your own inner being is the Ambrosial Nectar;  drink it,  and you shall attain the Peace in  His  Mansion 

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Guru gur guru gur wahe guru.
Guru gur guru gur wahe guru.
Guru gur guru gur wahe guru.
Guru gur guru gur wahe guru.
Guru gur guru gur wahe guru.

SSA.

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