Saturday 26 November 2016

A Semester with Dr. Komal Phuyal

A teacher who cares like a mom, scolds like a dad, teases like a sister, irritates like a brother and loves more than a lover - Komal Phuyal, the shepherd in my writing class, made me write better. Standing here with a feeling of  "Yes, I write good these days" reminds me of all those impression of that crazy-like weird person who was supposed to take my very first class of academic writing at the Central Department of English, Tribhuvan University. It was the first class at Master’s degree program in English. Everyone was excited as they were all eager to get to meet new professors. I was wondering as I felt that there would be a gentle, handsome, well-behaved, well-dressed, well-spoken person in front of the students in class. And here comes the most cunning, fat, sesame-rice hairy man whose belt was almost at the verge of suicide, whose specs seemed as though they were stolen from the nineteenth century collection at a modern museum and whose clothes could not permit him to stand in as a university professor of our mind in front of us. And yet, that man shook the earth beneath us, to teach us how to cultivate dream, and explore the treasure hidden within us. Here I’m going to share my intimate feeling on how my teacher Komal Phuyal consumed his candle to enlighten our skills hidden within us, inspired us to be creative, and helped us identify the  vast ocean of ideas lying at slumber in our own head.
It was the sixth week of our first semester when I had my friend from R.R Campus at my place:  we were having a hot green tea in my study room. In the meantime, suddenly my friend's eyes were caught by a thick book in shelf. As he took the book he asked me, "Isn't this book from the first semester of MA? It seems like you haven't touched it yet. And that took me back to the class where many of my friends used to scold Phuyal sir for not going through book, and that also made me confess that "Yes, I haven't gone through this book called Ideas &Details much.” Smiling to myself, I felt so warm in heart because I had already got piles of ideas and details from him, being present in his class. I had heard somewhere, “The best teacher teaches from heart, not from the book." I learnt so much more from his lecture than from the books. As a Japanese proverb reads, "Studying one day with a great teacher is far better than thousand days of diligent study.” Each and every moment with him boosted our being: he took our hand, opened our mind, and touched the heart.
I still remember that rainy day when I (including with my friends) had visited his presentation on research that he had carried out for his PhD degree. Though it was cold outside, he was sweating a lot while presenting his paper. Surrounded by his professors, we could see how much a student feels in front of his/her professor; and yet, we were there as his friends as if we  were no more afraid of him. This shows how much intimate he was with us: in fact, he had actually crossed the barrier of traditional conditioning of teacher and student and become our friend to make us feel comfortable as better human. From that day on, a seed started sprouting in me which inspired me to do a serious research on very special topic as he dared to do. And here I am still writing and researching to make this world a better place as though the seed has begun to sprout in me. And that reminds me a quotation by Henry Adams, “A teacher affects eternity he can never tell where his influence stops." Up to this day, I am always inspired to enlighten myself and to light many candles I see in the future generation. So, this culture of enlightening world goes on and on.
When I passed Bachelor’s Degree, there was a huge ego in me and my friends. Later, when Phuyal sir started saying, "My rules are my rules" as if he is the ruler of this whole country, it really broke our ego. His rules, guidance, and teaching method made us realize what our existence really was. The way we studied before and the way we do now was completely different. His scolding voice and strict rules brought irritation in whole class at first but later on, his rules shaped us the way a potter shapes the clay and an artist crafts a stone and throws out all the unnecessary parts away to present it with a beautiful shape of God that he is sure will be worshiped later. As Robert John Meehan argues, "Teacher are not 'just teachers', but are the managers of the world's greatest resource: children!" I can't count how much we scolded him at first, and later on couldn't stop praising him. Through the entire semester, he used to say, “If you are made up of glass, you will break and if you are made up of metal, I’ll bring you in perfect shape.” Finally, he proved us as a metal and shaped us in such a way that we had never been like this before, not much strong about our writing.

While concluding this writing, I really do not want to explain what people said about him because for world, teacher may appear just a teacher but for a student a good teacher becomes a hero, who leads student from ignorance to enlightenment. Today when I see many of my writings published in national and international journals, I feel I have forgotten many things which he said in the class; yet, I haven't forgotten how he made us feel about writing. I do not want to see only Dr. Komal Phuyal in him, but a living experience that the legacy of many professors lineage of education following  him and this lineage of wisdom shall follow through all the scholars from that batch. His graceful being reminds me of Will Schuester's words that run thus:  "The best teachers don't give you the answers, they just point the way and let you make your own choices. Your own mistakes. That way you get all the glory and you deserve it."

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Sunday 14 August 2016

A Change Will Do You Good By: Sharron Myers

As the last rays of summer's warmth ebb away and the gentle breezes of autumn waft themselves upon us, we recognize once again, that change is inevitable. Nature is constantly changing and yet, so many people have the notion that change is frightening.

People are creatures of habit and some find it difficult to adjust to changes that are certain to come our way. Life is like an old, comfortable pair of shoes. We may realize that we need new ones and we may even find new ones we really like, but, we know that changing will cause us discomfort for a little while until we break them in.

Sometimes we need to realize that life isn't always easy. What may be better for us is not what we are used to, but it is certainly worth the trouble of breaking in new habits and lifestyle changes.

Change does not have to be painful. Just look to nature and it will give you clues to how change can be effortless. The beautifully colored autumn leaves do not hang on to the old tree for dear life. No, they yield to the changes with ease and float gently off the tree.

With the coming of autumn we have been busy in our gardens pulling up the old stuff and getting ready for a time of rest. We know that the ground must rest and next year there will be more wonderful things in our garden to delight us.

Are there things in your life that need to be gently eased out of your life? Maybe there are bad relationships or habits or thoughts that need to be weeded out of your life. Don't be afraid to do a little gardening in your own life.

Every gardener knows that unless we get to the roots, we really are not getting rid of the problem. It may go away for awhile but unless we get to the root, it will sneak back into the garden very quickly.

Although the harvest time is here there is no time to stop weeding the garden of our minds. This garden needs constant attention in order for us to flourish and be all that we can be. The only way to keep this garden in top shape is to make sure that no weeds are there trying to strangle any good we are trying to do. The weeds of our mind, of course are negative thoughts that like to creep in and keep us from achieving that which we are striving for.

William James said, "Human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.

How do we change the inner attitudes of our minds? By changing the way we think. We must put fear and negativity behind us. How, you ask? Just as the leaves of autumn gently blow from the tree, don't try and make a change in your thinking over night and expect to get instant results. We cannot rip these thoughts out of our minds, as much as we would like to sometimes. No, we need to be gentle on ourselves and let positive thoughts replace the negative.

Yes it will take some work on your part. You must constantly fill your mind with positive thoughts. Proverbs 27: 3 says, As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he. We are what we think. When the negative thoughts come into your mind, you must be ready and willing to replace those thoughts with positive ones. Just say to yourself, no, I won't let that thought take over my mind, I will think positively. Affirmations are good to have readily available so you can replace the negative thought with the positive one. It won't be easy, it won't be hard either, it will just be different, like that new pair of shoes we were talking about earlier.

The autumn leaves fall to make way for new life. We too must go through changes that will bring new growth to our bodies, souls and spirits.

Change is inevitable, so why fight it? Why be afraid of it? Yes, change will require us to do a bit of readjusting but it is always worth it. Don't be afraid of change, a change will do you good.

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Why to Chant Hare Krishna Maha Mantra? by Amarnath Das

This is a must see video if you chant or if u don't chant and don't like to chant. You will know why people chant hari kirtan and hari nam or Hare Krishna Mantra.


Sunday 10 July 2016

Three Ways Music Can Help You To Lose Weight by: Danielle Rivers

Music is the key to the soul. It can lift you up and put a smile on your face or alternatively it can bring you down and reduce you to tears. Music is powerful and fortunately you can use it to help with your weight loss.
The interesting thing about music is that the same track or song can induce different emotions in different people. If you met the love of your life during a particular song, then you probably enjoy it and feel happy when you hear it played on the radio. Another person may have been cruelly dumped by their boyfriend during that same song, played at the same time somewhere else in the world, chances are this song brings back all that pain and hurt the breakup caused.
Have you ever played upbeat music loudly when working out or been to a nightclub and found yourself dancing all night because the music was so good? Music not only generates positive emotions but it can also help to motivate you. Music can bring out the best in all of us, it makes you feel good and encourages us to move or dance. So how can music help you to lose weight?
Here are my top three tips to use music with your diet
1. Choose your favourite music album and as soon as you wake up in the morning put it on. Listen to it as you have breakfast and get ready for your day. It will put a spring in your step and help you to be positive, you will feel capable of anything and that feel-good feeling will carry you through the day. Being positive and happy makes you much more motivated and you will find sticking to your diet easy.
2. Put music in your car. Listening to the radio can help to relax you after a hard days work. If you get home stressed out and grumpy, you are much more likely to go to the cupboard and overeat. Play music in the car, as loud as you like and have a good sing. Putting all your frustrated energy into singing will help you feel relaxed and give your mood a much needed boost. You will get home refreshed and energetic rather than exhausted and feeling down.
3. If in the evening you are bored watching television you will find yourself going to the cupboard to snack on foods. This is a really bad time for all dieters. Turn off the television and put some music on, do your household chores, have a dance with your children, play games or invite friends over for coffee. Not only are you not overeating but you are also spending quality time with your family or friends.
I cannot tell you which is the best song to listen to or even which album motivates people the most. The choice is yours. It will be different for everyone and will probably depend on many factors, age, taste in music, life events, lifestyle, etc. What I can say is have a good look through your music collection and choose several albums, this way you won't get bored too easily and will enjoy the music. Try listening to songs you used to love when you were younger, it brings back happy memories and encourages you to lose those extra pounds
Think about buying a personal walkman or an MP3 player, both are small are portable ways to listen to music when you out and about. It might even motivate you into going for a long walk.Get some fresh air into your lungs and enjoy it. Don't look at it as exercise, it is simply getting out of the house to stretch your legs.
Good luck with your slimming and I hope the music tips help you with your weight loss.
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हामी प्रेम बाड्न आएका हौ , प्रेमल हुनु हाम्रो स्वभाव हो, हिम्श्रक होइन ।

     आमाको मुख हेर्ने दिनमा सबै जानाले आमाको तस्विर मायाले पोष्ट गरेको बेला सोचेको थे कि यो कुरा भनु, आज इदको मौसम पारेर भन्नै मन भयो, जसरी हामी आमालाई प्रेम गर्छौ हरेक प्राणिको आमा र बच्चामा उहि सम्बन्ध र अनुभुति हुन्छ, अन्य प्राणि जुत्ताको लेदर, पेटि, बर्गर,र मासु होइन ति पनि बाच्न जन्मिएका हुन, यो गजतमा सबै प्राणिको उत्तिकै बाच्ने अधिकार छ । इदको यो पर्वको आसपास म यहि बिन्ती गर्छुः कसैको मासु खानु अपराध र हत्या नै हो । हामी प्रेम बाड्न आएका हौ हिंसा गर्न हैन ।

बिज्ञानले भन्छ कि मान्छे, गाई, भैंसी,घोडा ,बाख्रा जो घाँस पात सब्जी या अन्न खाने प्रा‍णी सबै जन्मीना साथ आँखा खोल्छन ।

तर माम्सहारी जीव कुकुर, बिरालो, बाघ, भालु जन्मेको केही दिनमा मात्र आँखा खोल्छन । किन भने हाम्रो प्रकृति फरक छ ।

हाम्रो आन्द्रा लामो हुन्छ (मासु पचाउन नपर्ने हुदा)

हाम्रो दात, नङ, धारिलो हुदैन ( मासु खान या सिकार गर्न नबनेकोहुदा)

माम्सहारी जीवको आन्द्रा  छोटो, हुन्छ (मासु पचाउन पर्ने हुदा)

माम्सहारी जीवको दात, नङ, धारिलो हुन्छ ( मासु खान या सिकार गर्न बनेकोहुदा)

अब म के भनु, हामी कुनै प्रकारले पनि माम्सहारी जीव हैनौ ।हाम्रो शरीरनै त्यसरी बनेको छ, तेसैले आफ्नै शरीर लाई र अन्य प्रा‍णीलाई अन्याय किन गर्नु ।भगवान बुद्धले धम्मम सरणम गच्छामि भनेको धम्म अर्थात धर्म या प्रकृतिको शरणमा जाउ या प्रकृतिक बनु भन्नुभएको हो । मानवको शरीर अन्न र साग पात खानको लागि नै बनेको छ । त्यसैले प्रकृतिक जीवन बाचौ । प्राकृत बनौ त्यही सहि धर्म हो ।

अथ प्रेमं शरणं गच्छामी
धम्मम शरणं गच्छामी
प्रकृति शरणं गच्छामी
प्रेमपुर्ण अभिवादन
सुवास अगम

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Significance of Ohm, Swastika and Shatkona Symbols in Hindu culture

Land of South Asia is so rich in its cultural heritage. Most of countries of this region once were follower of Hindu faith. Later with the invasion of Islam, the ancient center of South Asian philosophy of Hinduism and Buddhism went through a great transition. In spite of that entire disturbance, it has survived through the ages. Today Hinduism thrives in the heart of Nepali, Indian and some other countries of this region. Each country represents the same Hindu culture on their unique way, but they share fundamental similarities. And one of the similarities is the use of sacred symbol. Symbol is the most significant element we notice in Hindu culture. Here this research paper will look into the major symbol Aum, Swastika and Shatkona used in Hindu culture.
Entering into the world of symbol we need to know something about Hinduism. The historical meaning of the term Hindu has evolved with time. Starting with the Persian and Greek references to the land of the Indus in the 1st millennium BCE through the texts of the medieval era, the term Hindu implied a geographic, ethnic or cultural identifier for people living in the Indian subcontinent around or beyond the Sindhu (Indus) river. By the 16th century, the term began to refer to residents of the subcontinent who were not Turkic or Muslims. “Hindu” was a word which was uttered by foreigners referring to people living on the other side of Sindu river. Between the 13th and 18th century in Sanskrit and regional languages by the help of poets and scholars the word Hindu was localized and the developed the Hindu self-identity. So it is not original Indian Subcontinent. Originally Hindu religion was known as “Sanatana Dharma”. It means Anadi (beginning-less), Anantha (endless) and a-paurusheya (without a human funder). Dharma is comes from dhri, meaning to hold together, to sustain. Its approximate meaning is "Natural Law," or those principles of reality which are inherent in the very nature and design of the universe. Thus the term “Sanatana Dharma” can be roughly translated to mean "the natural, ancient and eternal way." Thus, basically it was the path of life or art of living, which path, tradition or culture have not fixed starting date or founder. To look into the symbols of Hindu religion let’s see what Talksofindia – TOI says about Hindu iconography:
Hinduism is swarming with symbolism, and a person cannot deny being introduced to any of its symbols in one form or the other, at some point in their lives. These symbols, that represent philosophies, teachings and the various gods and goddess are contemporary representatives of a pulsating culture, with more and more people from the western countries adopting them in their lives in some form. While on the surface, many of these hindu symbols may seem absurd, they all carry deeper symbolic meanings that are bound to draw attention to the rich cultural lineage of Hinduism. (1)
Through the ages of its development Hinduism has adopted several iconic symbols, forming part of Hindu iconography, that are imbued with spiritual meaning based on either the scriptures or cultural traditions. Significance accorded to any of the icons varies with region, period and denomination of the followers. Over time some of the symbols, for instance the Swastika has come to have wider association while others like Aum are recognized as unique representations of Hinduism. As we have known about the major root of Hinduism now we are ready to know about the symbols used in this ancient tradition. As we have seen many industries and popular brand also have their identical logo or symbol. But we don’t worship it, use it as lucky charm or identify it with a culture. But there are definite spiritual symbols like Om, Swastika and Shatkona, which are used for many religious purposes and as lucky charm. Let’s look into Om first.
  “Om” also is written as Aum or Ohm and in Devanagari as . It is a sacred sound and a spiritual icon in Hindu religion. This word itself is mantra in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism. Om is part of the iconography found in ancient and medieval era manuscripts, temples, monasteries and spiritual retreats in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. The symbol has a spiritual meaning in all Indian spiritual traditions, but the meaning and connotations of Om vary between the diverse schools within and across the various traditions. In Hinduism, Om is one of the most important spiritual symbols. It refers to Atman (soul, self within) and Brahman (ultimate reality, entirety of the universe, truth, divine, supreme spirit, cosmic principles, knowledge). The syllable is often found at the beginning and the end of chapters in the Vedas, the Upanishads, and other Hindu texts. It is a sacred spiritual incantation made before and during the recitation of spiritual texts, during puja and private prayers, in ceremonies of rites of passages (sanskara) such as weddings, and sometimes during meditative and spiritual activities such as Yoga. The syllable is also referred to as omkara, aumkara, and pranava. Katha Upanishad has explained the very essence of this supreme mantra. It says that:
The goal which all the Vedas declare, which all austerities aim at, and which men desire when they lead the life of continuance, I will tell you briefly: it is OM. This syllable Om is indeed Brahman. This syllable is the Highest. Whoseever knows this syllable obtains all he desires. This is the best support: this is highest support. Whosoever knows this support is adored in the world of Brahma.”(22)
The syllable Om is referred to as praṇava. Other used terms are akṣara (literally, letter of the alphabet, imperishable, immutable) or ekākṣara (one letter of the alphabet), and omkāra (literally, beginning, female divine energy). Udgitha, a word found in Sama Veda and bhasya (commentaries) based on it, is also used as a name of the syllable. The syllable Om is first mentioned in the Upanishads, the mystical texts associated with the Vedanta philosophy.  We find many saints and sages talking about the same Om with different other referrers like “Naam” (Name), “Ram” (One who is pleasing), “Ram rattan dhan” (A valuable treasure), “Surati” (Memory of divine), “Anhad Naad” (Music created by no friction or clap of one hand). In this sense most of the word makes no sense to an ordinary mind that have no idea of Hindu tradition. Fundamentally all these terms refers to some special entity which is pleasing to hear, but can be heard without the use of any instruments and is name of may be some extraterrestrial entity. In this way if we look from the perspective of Barthes he utters
Of course, it is not any type: language needs special conditions in order to become myth: we shall see them in a minute. But what must be firmly established at the start is that myth is a system of communication, that it is a message. This allows one to perceive that myth cannot possibly be an object, a concept, or an idea; it is a mode of signification, a form. Later, we shall have to assign to this form historical limits, conditions of use, and reintroduce society into it: we must nevertheless first describe it as a form. (1)
Therefore we will also look into all the details that Barthes tells to look. So let’s look into another major symbol used in Hindu culture that is “Swastika”.
  Specially after the use of Swastika by Nazi Germany world came to know more about it. But it is ancient symbol. The “Swastika” is an equilateral cross with its arms bent at right angles, in either right-facing form or its mirrored left-facing form. Archaeological evidence of swastika-shaped ornaments has been dated to the Neolithic period and was first found in the Indus Valley Civilization of the Indian Subcontinent. In Hinduism, the two symbols represent the two forms of the creator god Brahma: facing right it represents the evolution of the universe Pravritti, facing left it represents the involution of the universe, Nivritti It represents the four directions of the world (the four faces of Brahma) and thus signifies a grounded stability. It also represents the Purushartha: Dharma (natural order), Artha (wealth), Kama (desire), and Moksha (liberation). The swastika symbol is traced with “Sindoor" (Vermilion red or orange-red colored cosmetic powder) during Hindu religious rites.
 “Su” here means ‘good’. “Asti” means ‘to-be’. Along with a diminutive suffix ‘Ka’, it becomes Su-Asti-Ka, which means “It is good” or “All is well”. With time, it became the synonym of good health and wealth. 5000 years ago, during the Indus valley civilization, this symbol was established and widely used. It was a synonym for sun, power, strength and good luck. Many believe that this symbol is actually the characters of Brahmi Script, written in calligraphic form. While some debate that the symbol used for Swastika is as old as 10,000 BC as it appears on a late Paleolithic figurine of Mammoth Ivory in Mezine, Ukraine. However, most of the historians and archaeologists confirmed that it is actually a stylized figure of stork in flight and not a true Swastika symbol. Hence, the honor of oldest use of Swastika is still with the Indus Valley Civilization. With time, people started migrating from the Indus Valley. They went to lands far-far away and established new colonies. With them, they also took this auspicious symbol of prosperity and luck. It was spread across the globe and became popular with many names. The swastika is considered extremely holy and auspicious by all Hindus, and is regularly used to decorate items related to Hindu culture. It is used in all Hindu Yantras and religious designs. Throughout the subcontinent of India, it can be seen on the sides of temples, religious scriptures, gift items, and letterheads. The Hindu deity Ganesh is often shown sitting on a lotus flower on a bed of swastikas. Analyzing these symbols we need to think of Roland Garthes utterance in “Myth today” he says:
In myth, we find again the tri-dimensional pattern which I have just described: the signifier, the signified and the sign. But myth is a peculiar system, in that it is constructed from a semiological chain which existed before it: it is a second-order semiological system. That which is a sign (namely the associative total of a concept and an image) in the first system, becomes a mere signifier in the second. We must here recall that the materials of mythical speech, however different at the start, are reduced to a pure signifying function as soon as they are caught by myth.
Moving forward let’s talk about another major symbol “Shatkona”. The Shatkona is “six-pointed star”, a symbol used in Hindu “Yantra” (is a mystical diagram) that represents the union of both the male and feminine form. More specifically it is supposed to represent Purusha (the supreme being), and Prakriti (mother nature, or causal matter). Often this is represented as Shiva / Shakti. The Shatkona is a hexagram and is associated with the son of Siva-Sakthi, Lord Murugan. Stylistically, it is identical to the Jewish Star of David and the Japanese Kagome crest. Heinrich Robert Zimmer in his book “Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization” writes:
The God and Goddess are the first self-revelation of the Absolute, the male being the personification of the passive aspect which we know as Eternity, the female of the activating energy (Sakti), the dynamism of Time. Though apparently opposites, they are in essence one. The mystery of their identity is stated here in symbol. (42)
In Hinduism, the Hexagram is more commonly known as Shatkon or Satkona (Shat = six, Kona = corner/angle). It is the union of Shiva (Male) and Shakti (Female). Here, Shiva, Purusha (Male) and Fire is represented by symbol “”, which is a symbolic representation of male organ. Shakti, Prakriti (Female or Nature) and water is represented by symbol “”, which denotes the female womb. They are both combined to form “”. This is called “Shanmukha” (Face to face) which represents “Origin”, or the formation of life. Hindu deity Kartikeya, Shiv and Shakti’s progeny is also represented with six faces. We also see the use of Sathkona in Tibetan and Jain Mandala as well. Basically symbol Shatkona is used in many rituals and it have a great cultural use. Any way in modern time this symbol is used in many school and colleges logo as well. And it is continuously in use for spiritual and religious purposes too.
After studying three important symbols of Hindu culture I have realized I have only studied small part of the symbolism of Hindu culture. There are so many other important symbols that each symbol can be explained in a separate book. Even the explanation that I have given is so brief that it is impossible to cover all the aspect of each symbol in this small term paper. Symbols are used for ages, today too we see apple as major symbol of I-phone which have become a major and popular symbol. If we look into those symbols used in Hindu culture there are so many symbols which were and are popular till this date. It is important to know that it’s the intention and positive attribute given to that particular symbol it has been more charged with massive amount of energy and vibration. With the course of time it also was associated with many philosophies too. But the major thing is the thought that we create when we think of that particular symbol. As thought is the most powerful entity. By the force of the power intention and meditation these symbols have become the powerhouse of positive energies. Thus, we come to conclusion that letters are signs of things, symbols of words, whose power is so great that without a voice they speak to us the words of the absent; for they introduce words by the eye, not by the ear.
Works Cited
Admin. "What is the Symbol of Hinduism, Symbols of Hinduism, Hindu Iconography." 12 Dec 2017, Accessed 26 June 2018.
Barthes, Roland. “Mythologies” Translated by Annette Lavers, Hill and Wang. Les Lettres Louvelles. New York. 1972.
Chattrjee, Gautam and Chatterjee, Sanjoy. “Sacred Hindu Symbols.” Abhinav Publications New Delhi. 1996.
  Zimmer, Heinrich Robert. “Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization“ Pantheon Books Washington D.C. 1946.

Monday 4 July 2016

How Gratitude Can Be Your Partner in Life By: Sonia Devine

Are you constantly struggling with life? If so, you might be focusing on all the wrong things. Practising daily gratitude will help you to turn your life around. Want what you have and what you want will come to you!
Gratitude is one of the most important things you can practise if you want to manifest unlimited wealth. One of the best ways to keep abundance and wealth flowing into your life is to give thanks for what you have today. By focusing on what you already have, you allow yourself to receive even more, so it is really vital to practise true gratitude.
We live in a world that focuses on instant gratification. If we don't have the money for something that we want to buy right now, then all we have to do is go to the bank and they are more than happy to loan us the money. As a result, many people are inundated in debt, and they become trapped in a never ending cycle of wanting, buying, and then spiralling deeper in debt.
When we get stuck in this cycle, we are constantly wanting things that we don't have, and in the process, we forget to appreciate what we DO have; Every day, we remind ourselves of what we are missing in our lives, and we can't begin to grasp the concept of gratitude. Instead, we say:
"When I have everything I want...THEN I'll be grateful!"
But that is not the way the Universe works....
Are you always comparing what you have with what others have, or wishing you could have what is advertised on TV? Or perhaps the people who live next door have a better car, a nicer house and more "things to play with" than you. Of course, it doesn't help when pictures of the "perfect family" with the "perfect life" are right on that TV screen in front of you every day. Do you feel deprived, frustrated or angry because you don't have what seems to be on offer to everybody else?
Whatever your situation is, focusing on what is lacking in your life is the single most effective way to ensure that you remain in a
state of scarcity.

You might ask this question: But How Can I Show Gratitude When I Don't Have What I Want Yet?. And that IS a good question; so here's a good answer: Make A Habit Of It.
Now, if you have become accustomed to only seeing scarcity all around you, then my guess is that gratitude will be the last thing on your mind. So the suggestion I am going to make may be difficult for you at first; I would even go as far as to say that you may feel a bit resentful about having to do it.
Some people don't want to take responsibility for the fact that they are not doing well financially. It's so much easier for us to blame other people and outside circumstances for our lack of wealth; because if it's all other people's fault,
then we don't have to do anything ourselves in order for "things to change".. right??
Well Okay, that's fine if you're happy for things to remain exactly as they are now. But if not, why not give this a go? You have everything to gain and nothing to lose! So make a commitment to change the way you see your life. Take stock of everything you have. You might be surprised and even amazed at all of the little things that you forgot are so special to you.
Begin by writing of all the positive things you have in your life. Who loves you? Who are your friends? What about your children. How do they light up your life? These are just a few things that we forget about that add so much value and joy to our lives.
Practising gratitude each day will remind you of the good things in your life. Now, I don't want to sound like a Pollyanna, but this is worth a try! If nothing else, it will help you feel better about your current life circumstances. Add something new to your gratitude list each day, and you'll be amazed at how many great things you will be able to think of once you develop this skill!
When you are grateful for everything you already have, you open yourself up to attract more great things. The Law Of Attraction always makes sure that this will happen. Thank the Universal Source for everything you currently have, and you will invite and allow even more prosperity to come to you. Make gratitude a part of your daily routine....and witness miracles in your life!
Author Bio
Sonia Devine is a qualified professional hypnotherapist and success coach with a caring and committed approach to healing, who lives in Melbourne, Australia. You can find more of her information on attracting wealth, self image, love, relationships, phobias and much more on her website Manifest Your Success
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Stopping Smoking and Balancing Your Weight By: George Lockett

Therefore if you truly desire to stop, you will do this naturally.
What I would suggest is that you decide what you would like to do instead of smoking? What new desires you would like to explore and dream about, to spend all the money on that you save from naturally wanting to improve your health?
You will also substitute an activity that is destructive to your body for a constructive one, by moving away from poisoning your body through the inhalation of poisonous gases.
This is a very personal thing and only you know what brings you greatest happiness and joy. My own advice if I were to offer some would be to look within your Self, find your own inner dream which you have always wanted to do, and go and do it.
Regarding avoiding weight gain: if you create a vision of your perfect weight in your mind's eye and set this up as a blueprint for your body to grow into, you will naturally have a balanced weight.
Some tips that may help:

  • Only eat when you are hungry.
  • Drinks lots of water.
  • Have your main meal at lunchtime and only eat a small snack in the evening.
  • Eat food with the life force in it: i.e. mainly fresh fruit and vegetables.
I wish you luck on choosing a new way forward for your life. I am happy that you will follow your dream and experience the freedom of choosing what you want in your life consciously. You have made a big choice already by wanting to improve the way you live your life, by naturally allowing the negative tendencies to drop away, putting your attention fully on what you do want and allowing your energies to flow freely towards that goal.
Yes, I can send you absent/distant healing: this will really help. Just follow the instructions on the home page of my web site at: As you make your donation you will get the opportunity to put in your personal details, so I can focus the healing directly to you.
Author Bio
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Universities producing puppets, not laureate.

Universities producing puppets, not laureate.   
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Underlining Question: What have this education system produced?
            When I see professors teaching great mysteries of world and don't even notice the beautiful sunshine outside and when I see the students studying the sublime philosophy of Socrates and Longinus and not even know how to pee in toilet, I think to my self; Universities are producing educated stupid. In this small piece of my life I got to meet many people, feel many culture, smelt many order, and have tasted many taste in my tongue. I have seen tear rolling down from eye of others, when I said "I came from the land of Vedas, Buddhas, Siddhas, Himalayas and Ganges, but haven't seen any trace of that glorious fragrance in any professors, students, bureaucrats, businessman, farmers, artists or ordinary people. In the pursuit of copying others we have missed our true self. Here in my writing I shall excavate what we have lost and what we got.
            When I joined the university and saw many so called professors, laureates who talk so much about the world and philosophy, have read many books page by page and have repeated it for twenty to thirty years and when I don't see them open for new horizon of new-age and not being open-minded, when I see them locked in the set of books of theories and wild like class room, when I see them teaching students just to pass the exams, don't care about the human in there. When I see students running after the syllabus and for tuitions just to pass the exams, and I think to my self . What am I doing here .
When I came to know about Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800-1859), who came to Indian sub-continent and saw peoples living in solidarity, harmony, above cast, creed, color of skin and country. With their knowledge of Vedas and Ancient Scripture, doing Yoga, using Ayurvedic medicine, and living with holistic approach. Which seemed as if it was the best site in whole earth. And stated:
I have traveled across the length and breadth of India and I have not seen one person who is a beggar, who is a thief. Such wealth I have seen in this country, such high moral values, people of such calibre, that I do not think we would ever conquer this country, unless we break the very backbone of this nation, which is her spiritual and cultural heritage, and, therefore, I propose that we replace her old and ancient education system, her culture, for if the Indians think that all that is foreign and English is good and greater than their own, they will lose their self-esteem, their native self-culture and they will become what we want them, a truly dominated nation.
And introduced the theory of "Break and Rule" to exploit this part of world. And hence, introduced East India Company's propaganda with white skin, gun, cars, rail and English language.
I am ashamed to say that today for the higher studies of Sanskrit, my friends are reading the books written by German scholars. Whole western world is doing yoga and starting to fallow the texts of Vedas and started to chant Mantras. By understanding the science and technologies from the ancient scriptures of Vedas, west is introducing new technologies upon us and we know nothing about our own garden where all those formula sprouted. We think as if we have became smart just by knowing few hundred words of English. I am amazed when I see students of Sanskrit and Nepal ashamed of taking with students of English or Science. This inferiority complex is non other then our own huge mistake.
We go on copying others and go one mimicking other and forget the real self. One of the Asst. Prof. Diwakar Upadhya in Tribhuwan University told he is son of a Vedic Scholar "Pandit". His father suggested him to study English, and today as he is Asst. Professor At T.U. he many time feels alienated, feels being no where. Though he have given his whole life in learning and teaching English, he is still not a native speaker and lacks many words to put himself clearly in English, he told as he is son of "Pandit" and know very little of Vedic Scripture but now he is totally frustrated about his next generation, now he feels as if he don't who is his son. And many time he feels so strongly he have lost the Scriptures and is not native English speaker, so he is in no man's land. He says "I don't know who I am, and this feelings hunts me many times".
As a kid in school, when I got seven out of hundred in mathematic and science and sixtyfive out of hundred in Nepali or English Literature, I use to have a question then, that "Is there any world exist where I can study what I love?". When my cousin brother first in class and I was in sixth or seventh position, my father use to suggest me to eat his shit. No one cared what I loved to do, I use love singing, dancing, helping mom in cooking and planting in my garden but I was just suppose to study - study - study. When sick and tired Jalopy of my study appeared School Leaving Certificate exam I passed it in second attempt with just a pass mark in Science and Math, where as got 65 in English and Nepali, and was forced to study English. Here I am in Central Department of English. As Richard Rodriguez felt at last in his essay "Achievement of Desire" that because of that knowledge he enquired made him realize that knowledge was worthless, I also am feeling same today. So if we know our own real identity only then we shall prosper in harmony. I will conclude my writing by Lailah Gifty Akita quotes "We are amazing individuals" we are beautiful because we all have our own shades of culture, rituals, values so there is no use of copying others rather lets learn our own self our own culture and let world know who we really are.
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Phuyal, Komal. and Upadhya, Diwakar. "Live Record of Academic Class" 2016 June. Record. 

Sunday 8 May 2016

My Country, People & Culture : Fish, thirsty in water

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Underlining Question: What made me dropout the Permanent Residency of Europe?
          When I took ticket back for Nepal, every one was surprised, shocked, amazed, and were asking ; what made me leave this land ? They were murmuring " every one dies to be here, people pay huge sum of money just to appear in this land, and stupid you, what happened to you? are you ok ?" And I answered " I am missing the dust of Kathmandu, chaos, strikes, and beautiful sunshine that would wake up Mt. Everest, worlds fast running rivers, streams, and plane tarai.  My peoples who are fighting in name of race, cast, religion: I miss them. Though its chaotic but its my land and my people. A conscious being like us who have seen the world and are aware and act like universal citizen, we are the one who needs to be there and act to make a change. I have not much to do here, my people need me". And I kissed that beautiful land of Sweden, tore the paper of permanent residency and silently left for Nepal. As Osho Says "Home is where the heart is, and my heart is with you".  Here I'd share the insight that enlightened me and made me come back home, where I belong.
           Candle enlightens the world but can't delete the darkness beneath it, as if fish remaining thirsty in the water. I had the same feeling for my country, people and culture, when I went far-far away from my land. Until we are in the land of origin we think the world out side is more better then ours. Money is flying in the air, just here where I am is not perfect, rest of the world is perfect. And that reminds me of many tragedy out there : When I saw a children leaving home after being 18 and feeling ashamed to live with parents, when I saw peoples living just alone with cat and dog, begging and putting pamphlet in street asking  for some one to come and celebrate Christmas with them, when I saw old peoples given full care by government but not out of love but just as a job without compassion, when I meet hundreds of friends having breakups more then 15 times and still not satisfied and in search of new one, when I saw people in Europe can only farm and grow for 3 to 5 months, when I saw whole country being dark and gloomy for more then 7 months, covered with snow and reaching the peak of development, that reminded my warm and bright country with great culture, And that was moment I got an Epiphany of me as fish thirsty in water.  
When I saw the whole generation of Europe and America chanting hare Krishna mantra and more then 71% of college graduates doing yoga & meditating, when I saw tear rolling down when they heard I was from the country of Himalaya, Shiva, Krishna, Rama & Buddha and saw the dyeing passion to touch this secret land where river is praised as mother ganga, stone are worshiped as Shaligram, Pipal & Tulsi plant are worshiped, monkey are worshiped as lord Hanuman, cow are worshiped as mother Laxmi, birds are worshiped as Garuda, where every thing is just holy, life to death and hence have a great mystery and science behind it. And that was moment I got an Epiphany of me as fish thirsty in water.
In one hand I heard the song "Imagine" by John Lennon to unite world and stop war, discrimination, and hatred rather create a Utopian society of love, harmony & compassion which resembles the Vedic mantra "Vashudhaiva Kutumbakam" meaning the world is one family. Having this feeling underneath in my heart I felt to heal the wound of my peoples and society where more then 40 thousand energetic youth leave this country per month and is growing by huge amount. I was wondering can I heal this big wound of our society being empty without any youth and left aside with old and sick generation without any new thought and ideas. And inspired my self with a feeling of Is it right to run far-far away saying there is no opportunity and political instability to the comfort zone of abroad? That would be wrong decision rather being in this panic zone of instability in every sector and instead of blaming other uniting together and sharing the knowledge of entrepreneurship would enlighten us. One can feed, cloth, shelter but will it be enough for whole life? But by educating how to create food, cloth and shelter many can grow above. And collectively we make a change.

When I am reminded that the last structure build in Patan Durbar Squire was on 1618 A.D. when there was no such country called USA, and pitiful thing is that now to repair this Squire we are asking grant from USA, in 1924 Nepal abolished 62 thousand slaves were abolished using fund from Pashupatinath Temple, at that time, there was no such UNDP (1950)  in existence. In business we learn that for a success first thing is location, and just when I looked at the map of Nepal a country of 1.38 billion people in north whose economy is growing 11% per annum and of 1.31 billion people in south whose economy is growing 9% per annum, and I wonder is that a bad location to be for success? If we place two glass of hot water and put a small glass of cold water in middle how long will small glass remain cold? Whether we like it or not three glasses will reach the same temperature in a while. How long will Nepal claim to be a poor country. Its not possible to surround by growth and remain not growing . One small candle can show the path of mile, there is no need of light to show hundred miles at a time, small-small tiny steps will make change gradually, by sharing knowledge one can't be small rather will grow more wise and will create the great collective consciousness of awareness.  Until and unless we stop blaming          other will never solve the problem, As Anil Chitrakar says "rather stepping in Panic Zone from Comfort Zone will lead us to Magic Zone". We must not try to fallow other rather find new ways matching our own nature and circumstances. As Einstein quotes "Everyone is a genius, but if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid". We can abolish the poverty, develop country, but to do so only one essential thing is we should unite and from individuality to collectivity  and do things collectively. And this wisdom made me come home. Home is where the heart is my heart is with Nepal. 

Sunday 10 April 2016

Thought can change the world positively :

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      Thought appears to be only one thing repeatedly revolving in our mind. When that thought takes positive or negative side, it swipes away all our existence towards that side. To understand it more deeply we shall dig more how thought shapes our life, what can be done, and by going through it's scientific evidences. Then we know thought can change our life. Just by twisting the intention of our thought life can take a U-turn . 
      Thought effects each and every aspects of life. Just by thinking about lemon juice our mouth starts creating saliva, just by thinking about a cute baby or a puppy our heart fills will love and compassion, and just by thinking about a cruel man our heart starts beating fast and our whole being get disturbed immediately. Here we must ask our self, what is that which makes our being changed with the blink of different affaires : that definitely refers to thought. That thought plays as a key element to create such feelings when we change the channel of feeling and thinking through thought.
      Thought changes surrounding, heal the body, attract the riches, attract the love of our life, and what not. These days so many scientists, philosophers, life-coach are talking and sharing this term called "The Law of Attraction". Which says: what ever we have in our life is the result of our thought. Accident, faller, break-up, loss, sickness all are the by-product of our negative thought of continues feeling of not wanting to be in that particular situation. But by not wanting to be in that situation we continuously create the energy and vibration as if we are asking the nature to bring that state in our life. On the contrary, if we focus our intention on what we already have and just by being thankful for all the gifts of life, we attract more glorious gifts we never know about. And by being in this continuous feeling of gratitude life starts surprising us in every new steps by offering so many new horizons of possibilities.
      Thought can change the molecule of our body and things around. Dr. Masaru Imoto a Japanese scientist researched in water which demonstrates that human vibrational energy, thoughts, words, ideas, and music effect the molecular structure of water. The very same water that comprises over 75% of a mature human body and covers the same amount of our planet. He takes clean water puts it in many different jar, labels it with different words like love, gratitude, hate, sickness, compassion and let it stay for few hour, frizzes it and checks the molecule of crystalized water through special microscope. He even checked the water from polluted river and clean stream , played music in front of jar with dirty polluted water and the result was miraculous . Here we can see the picture of different water sample that Dr. Imoto took from his special microscope. 
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      This ground-breaking  research proved that water can absorb the feeling, music and thought. That also proved that Hindu believe of drinking holy water from river beside the temple had a great science behind. That river water would absorb all the prayer that have been offered through the ages, even praying before having food also was scientific act so that mantra would created a good vibration so that food becomes healing diet. This research also excavates the reason behind why the main stream media is forced to speak in the favor of government and the powerful one's so that  news will become the believable thought for peoples and they believe and create the bias collective consciousness against other cast, creed, group, and nation and go for war or act in the favor of their wish as we saw in the history many times. I wonder if this water can absorb such a great message and make change in its molecule then what worse have we done with us and this planet earth as we both hold more then 75% of water within. With these many evidence we come to this understanding that thought can create change in our life and surrounding. As Buddha quotes " All that we are is the result of what we have thought." Hence, we can change the world by changing our thought focusing the brightest side of life as much as possible.

What you seek is seeking you: Rumi


Cha ke ke lukeko sajal ti nayan maa

Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence : Osho


I don't know what I think until I write it down: Joan Didion