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Love is the bridge

 Love is the bridge between you and everything. ~ Rumi ♥

Image ~ Animalia.

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The Matrix is Everywhere

Morpheus: The Matrix is everywhere, it is all around us, even now in this very room. You can see it when you look out your window, or you turn on your television. You can feel it when you go to work, when you go to church, when you pay your
 taxes. It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth.

Neo: What truth?

Morpheus: That you are a slave, Neo. Like everyone else, you were born into bondage… born into a prison that you cannot smell or taste or touch. A prison for your mind.

Gayatri Mantra – May the light keep glowing

Wishing all a very happy and prosperous festival of lights…
Gayatri Mantra – May the light keep glowing 🙂

प्रेम की मधुर मिठाई बांटो
राग द्वेष के पटाखे फोड़ो
ज्ञान के दिए जलाओ
नूतन पुरातन की अनमोल घड़ी है
एक नयी क्रांति की प्रतीक्षा में धरती खड़ी है
सब मिल के दीवाली मनाओ
जीवन को उत्सव बनाओ … Srisri

Diwali means the festival of lights. Each one of you is a light to yourself. Today is the day that you also look at all the wealth you have and feel abundance. Otherwise the mind is always in the space of lack. From lack, move to
abundance. You bring all your wealth in front of you and say, ‘God has given me all this. 
am so thankful!’ Gold, silver is all just an outer symbol. The real wealth is deep within us.
There is so much love, peace and joy. Wisdom is the real wealth. Your character, your
confidence are the real wealth. When you move with a connection to the Divinity, there is nothing that is richer than this. Sri Sri

zen

A Cup of Tea

Nan-in, a Japanese master during the Meiji era (1868-1912), received a university professor who came to inquire about Zen.

Nan-in served tea. He poured his visitor’s cup full, and then kept on pouring.

The professor watched the overflow until he no longer could restrain himself. “It is overfull. No more will go in!”

“Like this cup,” Nan-in said, “you are full of your own opinions and speculations. How can I show you Zen unless you first empty your cup?”

If You Love, Love Openly

Twenty monks and one nun, who was named Eshun, were practicing meditation with a certain Zen master.

Eshun was very pretty even though her head was shaved and her dress plain. Several monks secretly fell in love with her. One of them wrote her a love letter, insisting upon a private meeting.

Eshun did not reply. The following day the master gave a lecture to the group, and when it was over, Eshun arose. Addressing the one who had written her, she said: “If you really love me so much, come and embrace me now.”

God is great – He only wants happiness for His children


Pray big. Think big. Your life is going to be in proportion to how greatly you believe. Jesus said, “Anything is possible

for someone who has faith”

Which means what? That the person who believes is going to get everything he wants? No. What Jesus meant is that, if you believe

big, you move things out of the realm of the impossible into the realm of the possible.

Believe little, you get little. So believe big and open yourself up to all the possibilities that God has in mind for you.

God is great – He only wants happiness for His children. We just don’t go to Him. So Go to Him.

Before sleeping, say sorry for anything wrong we did, and thank Him for His kindness.

If with all your heart you give yourself to your children, to your marriage, to your work, to your future, and to your hopes, you

are going to live a big and rewarding life.

Commit a favorite hymn to memory and sing it out in the shower! Compose your soul every night by asking the Lord to forgive you for any wrong you have done.

Then thank him for his goodness. A quiet joy will steal into your soul. You will sleep peacefully and rise up the next day renewed.

Shiva: God Of Welfare Or Kalyanasundaram


On the occasion of Mahashivratri:

What does Shiva mean? From written and unwritten sources, from Tantrik and Vedic texts, from shrutis and smritis, we get three meanings of the term Shiva. The first and most important meaning of Shiva is “welfare”. Shivamastu means the same as Kalyanamastu — “May you be blessed”.
Kalyanasundaram is the representation of Shiva embodying the true spirit of blessedness. He is said to serve all life forms with five faces, two on the left as Vamadeva and Kalagni; two on the right as Daksineshvara and Ishana and one in the centre as Kalyanasundaram, the Supreme Controller.
Shiva is Daksineshvara because He is showering daksina or compassion upon all creation. That is the special role allotted to Daksineshvara. Ishana is responsible for con
trolling all the jivas, individual beings, with meticulous care. And Kalyanasundaram, the face in the centre, plays the role of controlling all the faces. Kalyanasundaram’s only purpose is to promote the greatest welfare of all living beings.
As Vamadeva, Shiva is terrible — He is Rudra — “one who teaches others by making them shed tears”. But the underlying purpose is to teach people, not to harm them. The other face, Kalagni, also subjects people to torture, but there also, the main purpose is to teach them, to promote their welfare. Now here also, the central face, Kalyanasundaram, controls the two roles of Vamadeva and Kalagni. He is Sundaram, beautiful, because He promotes kalyana or welfare. Hence Kalyanasundaram.
Shiva is both severe and tender. He is tender, so naturally people love Him. Although He is severe, people still adore Him, because underlying His apparent severity there is tenderness. Thus the role of Shiva is predominantly
the role of promoter of welfare. So the first meaning of the term Shiva is “welfare”.
The second meaning of the term Shiva is “cognition in its zenith status”, the Supreme non-attributional process, beyond the faculties of all existential bondages.
The third meaning is Sadashiva, who, by His holy birth, consecrated, as it were, every particle and utilised His whole life for the sole purpose of advancing the cause of universal welfare of not just humans but all life. Hence he is called Sadashiva: Sada means always and Shiva, welfare. He is
one whose only vow of existence is to promote the all-round welfare of all living beings.
Here is a question: In the night of blinding darkness, do humans alone aspire to feel the soothing touch of light? No, all want it. All seek to grow out of the
oblivion of existential darkness into the warmth of life, to experience finally the fulfilment of their life’s urges.
Up until this day, human beings have not made a proper appraisal of this great noncorporeal power, Shiva, who gave human beings their first opportunity to experience the sweet joy of fulfilment of all their longings. No one has discussed Him much up until now. Why people failed to make this appraisal is irrelevant today. It is the firm duty of every individual to know and evaluate the exact contribution of Shiva, and in this process of evaluation, we cannot ignore the phenomenon of Supreme Light.
One may derive some joy from a bright ray emanating from a shining entity, but without the entity itself, the bliss will not be complete.

The cosmic dance – Natraj

Om Namah Shivayah!

Source: Indiatimes

Shiva: God Of Welfare Or Kalyanasundaram


On the occasion of Mahashivratri:

What does Shiva mean? From written and unwritten sources, from Tantrik and Vedic texts, from shrutis and smritis, we get three meanings of the term Shiva. The first and most important meaning of Shiva is “welfare”. Shivamastu means the same as Kalyanamastu — “May you be blessed”.
Kalyanasundaram is the representation of Shiva embodying the true spirit of blessedness. He is said to serve all life forms with five faces, two on the left as Vamadeva and Kalagni; two on the right as Daksineshvara and Ishana and one in the centre as Kalyanasundaram, the Supreme Controller.
Shiva is Daksineshvara because He is showering daksina or compassion upon all creation. That is the special role allotted to Daksineshvara. Ishana is responsible for con
trolling all the jivas, individual beings, with meticulous care. And Kalyanasundaram, the face in the centre, plays the role of controlling all the faces. Kalyanasundaram’s only purpose is to promote the greatest welfare of all living beings.
As Vamadeva, Shiva is terrible — He is Rudra — “one who teaches others by making them shed tears”. But the underlying purpose is to teach people, not to harm them. The other face, Kalagni, also subjects people to torture, but there also, the main purpose is to teach them, to promote their welfare. Now here also, the central face, Kalyanasundaram, controls the two roles of Vamadeva and Kalagni. He is Sundaram, beautiful, because He promotes kalyana or welfare. Hence Kalyanasundaram.
Shiva is both severe and tender. He is tender, so naturally people love Him. Although He is severe, people still adore Him, because underlying His apparent severity there is tenderness. Thus the role of Shiva is predominantly
the role of promoter of welfare. So the first meaning of the term Shiva is “welfare”.
The second meaning of the term Shiva is “cognition in its zenith status”, the Supreme non-attributional process, beyond the faculties of all existential bondages.
The third meaning is Sadashiva, who, by His holy birth, consecrated, as it were, every particle and utilised His whole life for the sole purpose of advancing the cause of universal welfare of not just humans but all life. Hence he is called Sadashiva: Sada means always and Shiva, welfare. He is
one whose only vow of existence is to promote the all-round welfare of all living beings.
Here is a question: In the night of blinding darkness, do humans alone aspire to feel the soothing touch of light? No, all want it. All seek to grow out of the
oblivion of existential darkness into the warmth of life, to experience finally the fulfilment of their life’s urges.
Up until this day, human beings have not made a proper appraisal of this great noncorporeal power, Shiva, who gave human beings their first opportunity to experience the sweet joy of fulfilment of all their longings. No one has discussed Him much up until now. Why people failed to make this appraisal is irrelevant today. It is the firm duty of every individual to know and evaluate the exact contribution of Shiva, and in this process of evaluation, we cannot ignore the phenomenon of Supreme Light.
One may derive some joy from a bright ray emanating from a shining entity, but without the entity itself, the bliss will not be complete.

The cosmic dance – Natraj

Om Namah Shivayah!

Source: Indiatimes

Mai Kya mangu, fir kucch na raha!

Very soothing prayer (Shabad Gurbani)
Mai Kya mangu, fir kucch na raha…..

Satnam waheguru
He helps in taking the right decisions at the right time,
Feel the awesome light of God around you,
and the love of God surrounding you.

I have always believed that “zindagi me bahut sare relations se better hai ki relations me bahut saari zindagi ho”, and that all are lovely souls connected together by awesome energies of the universe….. all caring, and sharing, and loving!

Mai Kya mangu, fir kucch na raha!

Very soothing prayer (Shabad Gurbani)
Mai Kya mangu, fir kucch na raha…..

Satnam waheguru
He helps in taking the right decisions at the right time,
Feel the awesome light of God around you,
and the love of God surrounding you.

I have always believed that “zindagi me bahut sare relations se better hai ki relations me bahut saari zindagi ho”, and that all are lovely souls connected together by awesome energies of the universe….. all caring, and sharing, and loving!

Mai Kya mangu, fir kucch na raha!

Very soothing prayer (Shabad Gurbani)
Mai Kya mangu, fir kucch na raha…..

Satnam waheguru
He helps in taking the right decisions at the right time,
Feel the awesome light of God around you,
and the love of God surrounding you.

I have always believed that “zindagi me bahut sare relations se better hai ki relations me bahut saari zindagi ho”, and that all are lovely souls connected together by awesome energies of the universe….. all caring, and sharing, and loving!

Sun…..and the flower….

Repost from Jan 12, 2007

I happen to LOVE this flower since childhood- I capture the beauty of the lovely Sunflower here on the blog….. is it not such a lovely flower? All smiles….. all sunny and bright….. 🙂
To make a sunflower screen








Some basic info ’bout the flower:

Helianthus annus

Family: Asteraceae

Sunflower Plants
Location:

  • native to North America
Characteristics:

  • can grow 5-20 feet tall
  • juice is watery, not milky
Sunflower Leaf
Leaves:

  • irregular teeth
  • rounded base and pointed tip

Flower and Fruit

  • bright yellow with black centers
  • nutritious seeds are produced in the center of the flower
Sunflower
Uses:
The pithy stalks can be used to make a hand drill, useful for igniting a pile of tinder. The inner pulp of the stalk made both fast-burning candles (if broken into pieces and strung on a string) and chewing gum. A wide array of colors of dye can be obtained from the sunflower, including gray, green, orange, tan, purple and yellow, result from combining different plant parts with various mordant

The sunflower (Helianthus annuus) is anannual plant in the Family Asteraceae with a large flower head (inflorescence). The stem of the flower can grow up to 3 metres tall, with the flower head reaching 30cm in diameter. The sunflower is notable for turning to face the Sun, a behavior known as heliotropism.

History
Sunflowers are native to the Americas, and were domesticated around 1000 B.C. Francisco Pizarro found the Inca subjects venerating the sunflower as an image of their sun god, and gold images of the “flower” as well as seeds were taken back to Europe early in the 16th century. Helianthus is from the Greek for “sunflower”. In French, they are called “tournesol”, and in Italian, “girasole.”

Sun…..and the flower….

Repost from Jan 12, 2007

I happen to LOVE this flower since childhood- I capture the beauty of the lovely Sunflower here on the blog….. is it not such a lovely flower? All smiles….. all sunny and bright….. 🙂
To make a sunflower screen








Some basic info ’bout the flower:

Helianthus annus

Family: Asteraceae

Sunflower Plants
Location:

  • native to North America
Characteristics:

  • can grow 5-20 feet tall
  • juice is watery, not milky
Sunflower Leaf
Leaves:

  • irregular teeth
  • rounded base and pointed tip

Flower and Fruit

  • bright yellow with black centers
  • nutritious seeds are produced in the center of the flower
Sunflower
Uses:
The pithy stalks can be used to make a hand drill, useful for igniting a pile of tinder. The inner pulp of the stalk made both fast-burning candles (if broken into pieces and strung on a string) and chewing gum. A wide array of colors of dye can be obtained from the sunflower, including gray, green, orange, tan, purple and yellow, result from combining different plant parts with various mordant

The sunflower (Helianthus annuus) is anannual plant in the Family Asteraceae with a large flower head (inflorescence). The stem of the flower can grow up to 3 metres tall, with the flower head reaching 30cm in diameter. The sunflower is notable for turning to face the Sun, a behavior known as heliotropism.

History
Sunflowers are native to the Americas, and were domesticated around 1000 B.C. Francisco Pizarro found the Inca subjects venerating the sunflower as an image of their sun god, and gold images of the “flower” as well as seeds were taken back to Europe early in the 16th century. Helianthus is from the Greek for “sunflower”. In French, they are called “tournesol”, and in Italian, “girasole.”

Near Death Experience

Some people believe that to be religious means to be spiritual and vice versa. They might go to church regularly, and have a great knowledge and understanding of scriptures, and believe this is what it means to be spiritual. They may even treat people badly or even live like the devil, but because they go to church and know scriptures they believe they are spiritual. Information gleaned from near-death accounts show that spirituality is very different from being religious. Perhaps the best way to distinguish religion and spirituality is to say that religion is the outward formula for guiding people inward to the spiritual force of love and compassion for others. In fact, religion and spirituality are so different, you probably know somebody who is so religious they’re not very spiritual.

The Spirituality of the NDE

The following information is a summary of the insights concerning spirituality gleaned from the near-death accounts on this website:

According to near-death accounts, the reason for our very existence is to attain spiritual growth. We are more of a spiritual being than we are a physical being. We assume a body of flesh out of a desire for spiritual growth, to complete a mission for God, to qualify for higher spirit realms, to test our spiritual ideas we had before we were born to see if we actually possess these ideals, to obtain a level of self-realization, to re-discover higher knowledge in physical ways, to be more of a companion of God, to find the kingdom of heaven within, to achieve our goal of evolving into the higher spirit beings we once were, but with individuality, to make God stronger by spreading love which is God, to bring light in a world of darkness, but more importantly, to play, love, laugh, and live for the sole purpose of it because this is the way to holiness.

Love is God and loving others and everything is all that really matters. Everything else, our achievements and material wealth, is totally irrelevant. The important thing is to love people, nature, animals, and everything in creation. Whether people realize it or not, love is what we seek and need to sustain us. Although love is too immense and profound to be fully known in one lifetime, without love we are nothing. To love everyone as ourselves, we must love ourselves else our love for others is false. It is impossible to be really happy if we only have love for ourselves. Until we give attention to others, we will not be able to grow spiritually. Our choice is between the spirit of God (self-love, love for others) and the spirit of self (selfishness, love only for self). By conquering self, we can change and grow easily, and know ourselves to be ourselves, yet one with the Whole. When we do unto others, the same will be done unto us.

All paths eventually lead back to God – love. Love is the hard lesson we are here to learn more about and apply ourselves. While in a physical body, the kingdom of God is located within. Part of our mission is to manifest the kingdom into the world. Our goal is to attain a human-divine unity. As spirit beings, our core is perfect love – a spark of divinity. When our human nature fully recognizes the divinity within, self-divine-realization is the result. Part of this realization is that everyone is connected together through divine love – God. What one person does, affects everyone else. We are all of one spirit and to change the world we only need to change ourselves. One simple act of unselfish love affects everyone else. A simple smile has the power to alter the course of human history. The good we do for others will eventually come back to us. The important things is that we are to help each other rise to a higher level of love. Life is about people, not pursuits. It is about loving people, not things. To know love is not enough. It must be expressed. Whatever we become in life is meaningless unless it is done for the benefit of others. The ideal is to love others completely, unconditionally, more even than we love ourselves. It is the little things that count: a small act out of unconditional love.

Religious dogma means nothing on the other side. True religion is to love others as ourselves. It is what’s inside that counts. Love, not religious dogma, creates spiritual growth. What is important is what comes from the heart, not what one professes with their lips. Love in action is what lasts. The more we live in love, the closer we are to God. The way to heaven is through the practice of love. Love is the law of the universe and holds the universe together. The Golden Rule is the governing principle in the spirit world. Our state in the spirit realm is determined by our level of spiritual maturity. This is often attained through hardships that challenge us and help us grow and stay compassionate. Before we can really feel joy, we must know sorrow. This world is the tough course that helps create within us the tough love of God. Life is a cycle of improvements that ultimately leads to perfection.

Once we leave the physical world, we will step into the spirituality we have cultivated within ourselves. We then will view reality from an inward perspective instead of an outward one. Heaven and hell are not locations but are spiritual states of being. We grow to heaven. We don’t go to heaven. The spiritual state of being we attained on earth is the spiritual state we take with us. We are all at various degrees of light which corresponds to various levels representing different stages of spiritual growth. The central factor determining our level of spiritual growth is the degree to which we have lived for the sake of others. Our ability to accept truth, to live by it, governs our progress in the spirit, and it determines the degree of light we possess. The higher our spiritual maturity, the brighter the light will shine from our spirit.

The chief purpose for returning to the physical world is for instruction that leads to the advancement of our souls in spiritual maturity. We are given all the opportunities it takes, as many lifetimes as it takes, to achieve it. Then, like the prodigal son, we return to our true home. Once we have learned the lessons needed in the physical world, we do not need to return.

I have always believed that “zindagi me bahut sare relations se better hai ki relations me bahut saari zindagi ho”, and that all are lovely souls connected together by awesome energies of the universe…..
I was happily surprised  after reading this aritcle to find so many people think like I do 🙂 I am glad and thankful to lovely God that He made me think like this….. each sentence….

Source

Near Death Experience

Some people believe that to be religious means to be spiritual and vice versa. They might go to church regularly, and have a great knowledge and understanding of scriptures, and believe this is what it means to be spiritual. They may even treat people badly or even live like the devil, but because they go to church and know scriptures they believe they are spiritual. Information gleaned from near-death accounts show that spirituality is very different from being religious. Perhaps the best way to distinguish religion and spirituality is to say that religion is the outward formula for guiding people inward to the spiritual force of love and compassion for others. In fact, religion and spirituality are so different, you probably know somebody who is so religious they’re not very spiritual.

The Spirituality of the NDE

The following information is a summary of the insights concerning spirituality gleaned from the near-death accounts on this website:

According to near-death accounts, the reason for our very existence is to attain spiritual growth. We are more of a spiritual being than we are a physical being. We assume a body of flesh out of a desire for spiritual growth, to complete a mission for God, to qualify for higher spirit realms, to test our spiritual ideas we had before we were born to see if we actually possess these ideals, to obtain a level of self-realization, to re-discover higher knowledge in physical ways, to be more of a companion of God, to find the kingdom of heaven within, to achieve our goal of evolving into the higher spirit beings we once were, but with individuality, to make God stronger by spreading love which is God, to bring light in a world of darkness, but more importantly, to play, love, laugh, and live for the sole purpose of it because this is the way to holiness.

Love is God and loving others and everything is all that really matters. Everything else, our achievements and material wealth, is totally irrelevant. The important thing is to love people, nature, animals, and everything in creation. Whether people realize it or not, love is what we seek and need to sustain us. Although love is too immense and profound to be fully known in one lifetime, without love we are nothing. To love everyone as ourselves, we must love ourselves else our love for others is false. It is impossible to be really happy if we only have love for ourselves. Until we give attention to others, we will not be able to grow spiritually. Our choice is between the spirit of God (self-love, love for others) and the spirit of self (selfishness, love only for self). By conquering self, we can change and grow easily, and know ourselves to be ourselves, yet one with the Whole. When we do unto others, the same will be done unto us.

All paths eventually lead back to God – love. Love is the hard lesson we are here to learn more about and apply ourselves. While in a physical body, the kingdom of God is located within. Part of our mission is to manifest the kingdom into the world. Our goal is to attain a human-divine unity. As spirit beings, our core is perfect love – a spark of divinity. When our human nature fully recognizes the divinity within, self-divine-realization is the result. Part of this realization is that everyone is connected together through divine love – God. What one person does, affects everyone else. We are all of one spirit and to change the world we only need to change ourselves. One simple act of unselfish love affects everyone else. A simple smile has the power to alter the course of human history. The good we do for others will eventually come back to us. The important things is that we are to help each other rise to a higher level of love. Life is about people, not pursuits. It is about loving people, not things. To know love is not enough. It must be expressed. Whatever we become in life is meaningless unless it is done for the benefit of others. The ideal is to love others completely, unconditionally, more even than we love ourselves. It is the little things that count: a small act out of unconditional love.

Religious dogma means nothing on the other side. True religion is to love others as ourselves. It is what’s inside that counts. Love, not religious dogma, creates spiritual growth. What is important is what comes from the heart, not what one professes with their lips. Love in action is what lasts. The more we live in love, the closer we are to God. The way to heaven is through the practice of love. Love is the law of the universe and holds the universe together. The Golden Rule is the governing principle in the spirit world. Our state in the spirit realm is determined by our level of spiritual maturity. This is often attained through hardships that challenge us and help us grow and stay compassionate. Before we can really feel joy, we must know sorrow. This world is the tough course that helps create within us the tough love of God. Life is a cycle of improvements that ultimately leads to perfection.

Once we leave the physical world, we will step into the spirituality we have cultivated within ourselves. We then will view reality from an inward perspective instead of an outward one. Heaven and hell are not locations but are spiritual states of being. We grow to heaven. We don’t go to heaven. The spiritual state of being we attained on earth is the spiritual state we take with us. We are all at various degrees of light which corresponds to various levels representing different stages of spiritual growth. The central factor determining our level of spiritual growth is the degree to which we have lived for the sake of others. Our ability to accept truth, to live by it, governs our progress in the spirit, and it determines the degree of light we possess. The higher our spiritual maturity, the brighter the light will shine from our spirit.

The chief purpose for returning to the physical world is for instruction that leads to the advancement of our souls in spiritual maturity. We are given all the opportunities it takes, as many lifetimes as it takes, to achieve it. Then, like the prodigal son, we return to our true home. Once we have learned the lessons needed in the physical world, we do not need to return.

I have always believed that “zindagi me bahut sare relations se better hai ki relations me bahut saari zindagi ho”, and that all are lovely souls connected together by awesome energies of the universe…..
I was happily surprised  after reading this aritcle to find so many people think like I do 🙂 I am glad and thankful to lovely God that He made me think like this….. each sentence….

Source

God WIll Make a way!

God Will make a way

Aw! and read this:

For people who want their Bible concise, scientists from Israel have come up with the ultimate — printing the entire Old Testament on a silicon chip the size of a pinhead.

Using nanotechnology, researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, have printed the Old Testament onto a silicone chip smaller than a pinhead — less than 1/1000th of an inch.

Professor Uri Sivan of the Faculty of Physics, who came up with the idea to write the Old Testament on a tiny surface, said the text was written using a focused ion beam generator that shot tiny particles onto a gold surface covering a base layer of silicone.

He described the process as similar to digging a hole in the earth using a water jet.

The actual “writing” took just 90 minutes but the computer program that guided the focused ion beam took more than three months.

“The nano-bible project demonstrates the miniaturization at our disposal,” Sivan said in a statement released by the American Technion Society (ATS) that supports higher education in Israel.

“This research could lead to the creation of more advanced miniature structures — and imaging — on a nanometric scale, advances in storing information in very small spaces, and the use of DNA molecules to store information.”

Source: Reuter

God WIll Make a way!

God Will make a way

Aw! and read this:

For people who want their Bible concise, scientists from Israel have come up with the ultimate — printing the entire Old Testament on a silicon chip the size of a pinhead.

Using nanotechnology, researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, have printed the Old Testament onto a silicone chip smaller than a pinhead — less than 1/1000th of an inch.

Professor Uri Sivan of the Faculty of Physics, who came up with the idea to write the Old Testament on a tiny surface, said the text was written using a focused ion beam generator that shot tiny particles onto a gold surface covering a base layer of silicone.

He described the process as similar to digging a hole in the earth using a water jet.

The actual “writing” took just 90 minutes but the computer program that guided the focused ion beam took more than three months.

“The nano-bible project demonstrates the miniaturization at our disposal,” Sivan said in a statement released by the American Technion Society (ATS) that supports higher education in Israel.

“This research could lead to the creation of more advanced miniature structures — and imaging — on a nanometric scale, advances in storing information in very small spaces, and the use of DNA molecules to store information.”

Source: Reuter

God WIll Make a way!

God Will make a way

Aw! and read this:

For people who want their Bible concise, scientists from Israel have come up with the ultimate — printing the entire Old Testament on a silicon chip the size of a pinhead.

Using nanotechnology, researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, have printed the Old Testament onto a silicone chip smaller than a pinhead — less than 1/1000th of an inch.

Professor Uri Sivan of the Faculty of Physics, who came up with the idea to write the Old Testament on a tiny surface, said the text was written using a focused ion beam generator that shot tiny particles onto a gold surface covering a base layer of silicone.

He described the process as similar to digging a hole in the earth using a water jet.

The actual “writing” took just 90 minutes but the computer program that guided the focused ion beam took more than three months.

“The nano-bible project demonstrates the miniaturization at our disposal,” Sivan said in a statement released by the American Technion Society (ATS) that supports higher education in Israel.

“This research could lead to the creation of more advanced miniature structures — and imaging — on a nanometric scale, advances in storing information in very small spaces, and the use of DNA molecules to store information.”

Source: Reuter

Live Life with Gratitude

A BEAUTIFUL verse in the Puranas (epics) says:
Ananda (Bliss) attracts fortune.
Even modern day psychologists say that if our mind is blissful, we attract happy people, happy situations around us. If we are sad and depressed, we attract unhappy people and sad incidents/Our being is like a dish antenna.
If we tune ourselves to joy, we attract bliss; if we tune ourselves to depression, we attract suffering and pain.When we are blissful and deeply grateful, we are showered with more and more. In life, we are not just given what we need; we are actually showered. However, if we don’t understand this, however much we are showered with, we will remain dissatisfied.A small story:
A King saw a small boy beg for alms at the palace gates. He felt pity on him and asked him to stay in the palace for a few days. The boy was expecting a royal room with servants waiting on him but it was not so. The next morning, the boy expressed his dissatisfaction to the King about the room and other things. The King was furious with the boy and ordered his guards to throw him out.The boy met a Sufi Master and told him all that had happened. The Master asked the boy to disguise himself and accompany him back the King’s palace. On reaching the palace, the King invited the Master and the boy to stay in the palace for few days. The Master profusely thanked the King for the offer. He was given the same room the boy had been given earlier. The next morning, the Master expressed deep gratitude to the King for giving him all the possible comforts. The King was overjoyed and handed the Master a thousand gold coins and offered him the guest room to stay in for as long as he wished to.
The Sufi Master thanked the King again and went on his way.From this story you see how our attitude towards life makes a difference. The Sufi Master was deeply grateful for whatever he was given, so he was showered with more whereas the boy was dissatisfied with what was given to him and hence he was chased away.
When you live with an attitude of gratitude to existence for all that it showers you with, you will enjoy life and live it to the fullest.Be Blissful!

Article by NITHYANANDA SRI PARAMAHANSA.Published in Economic Times

Live Life with Gratitude

A BEAUTIFUL verse in the Puranas (epics) says:
Ananda (Bliss) attracts fortune.
Even modern day psychologists say that if our mind is blissful, we attract happy people, happy situations around us. If we are sad and depressed, we attract unhappy people and sad incidents/Our being is like a dish antenna.
If we tune ourselves to joy, we attract bliss; if we tune ourselves to depression, we attract suffering and pain.When we are blissful and deeply grateful, we are showered with more and more. In life, we are not just given what we need; we are actually showered. However, if we don’t understand this, however much we are showered with, we will remain dissatisfied.A small story:
A King saw a small boy beg for alms at the palace gates. He felt pity on him and asked him to stay in the palace for a few days. The boy was expecting a royal room with servants waiting on him but it was not so. The next morning, the boy expressed his dissatisfaction to the King about the room and other things. The King was furious with the boy and ordered his guards to throw him out.The boy met a Sufi Master and told him all that had happened. The Master asked the boy to disguise himself and accompany him back the King’s palace. On reaching the palace, the King invited the Master and the boy to stay in the palace for few days. The Master profusely thanked the King for the offer. He was given the same room the boy had been given earlier. The next morning, the Master expressed deep gratitude to the King for giving him all the possible comforts. The King was overjoyed and handed the Master a thousand gold coins and offered him the guest room to stay in for as long as he wished to.
The Sufi Master thanked the King again and went on his way.From this story you see how our attitude towards life makes a difference. The Sufi Master was deeply grateful for whatever he was given, so he was showered with more whereas the boy was dissatisfied with what was given to him and hence he was chased away.
When you live with an attitude of gratitude to existence for all that it showers you with, you will enjoy life and live it to the fullest.Be Blissful!

Article by NITHYANANDA SRI PARAMAHANSA.Published in Economic Times

Live Life with Gratitude

A BEAUTIFUL verse in the Puranas (epics) says:
Ananda (Bliss) attracts fortune.
Even modern day psychologists say that if our mind is blissful, we attract happy people, happy situations around us. If we are sad and depressed, we attract unhappy people and sad incidents/Our being is like a dish antenna.
If we tune ourselves to joy, we attract bliss; if we tune ourselves to depression, we attract suffering and pain.When we are blissful and deeply grateful, we are showered with more and more. In life, we are not just given what we need; we are actually showered. However, if we don’t understand this, however much we are showered with, we will remain dissatisfied.A small story:
A King saw a small boy beg for alms at the palace gates. He felt pity on him and asked him to stay in the palace for a few days. The boy was expecting a royal room with servants waiting on him but it was not so. The next morning, the boy expressed his dissatisfaction to the King about the room and other things. The King was furious with the boy and ordered his guards to throw him out.The boy met a Sufi Master and told him all that had happened. The Master asked the boy to disguise himself and accompany him back the King’s palace. On reaching the palace, the King invited the Master and the boy to stay in the palace for few days. The Master profusely thanked the King for the offer. He was given the same room the boy had been given earlier. The next morning, the Master expressed deep gratitude to the King for giving him all the possible comforts. The King was overjoyed and handed the Master a thousand gold coins and offered him the guest room to stay in for as long as he wished to. T
he Sufi Master thanked the King again and went on his way.From this story you see how our attitude towards life makes a difference. The Sufi Master was deeply grateful for whatever he was given, so he was showered with more whereas the boy was dissatisfied with what was given to him and hence he was chased away.
When you live with an attitude of gratitude to existence for all that it showers you with, you will enjoy life and live it to the fullest.Be Blissful!

Article by NITHYANANDA SRI PARAMAHANSA.Published in Economic Times in COSMIC UPLINK section of Editorial Page.

Divine Hand Helps You Fly Into the Fearsome Unknown

By Janina Gomes

The mother eagle tried hard to induce the little one to leave the nest, but the baby was afraid. Suddenly, the mother rose well above him. “I held my breath, for I knew what was coming”, recounts Christabel Gladwell.
‘‘The little fellow stood on the edge of the nest, looking down at the plunge which he dared not take. There was a sharp cry from behind, which made him alert, tense as a watch-spring. The next instant the mother eagle had swooped, striking the nest at his feet, sending his support of twigs and himself with them and into the air.
‘‘He was afloat now, afloat on the blue air despite himself, and he flapped lustily for life. Over him, under him, beside him, hovered the mother on tireless wings, calling softly that she was there. But the awful fear of the depths and the lance tops of the spruces was upon the little one; his flapping grew wilder; he fell faster and faster.
Suddenly — more in fright than because he had lost his strength — he lost his balance and tipped head downward in the air. It was all over; he folded his wings to be dashed into pieces among the trees.
Then like a flash the mother eagle shot under him, his despairing feet touched her broad shoulders, between her wings. He righted himself, rested an instant, found his head; then she dropped like a shot from under him, leaving him to come down on his own wings.
“It was all the work of an instant before I lost them among the trees far below. And when I found them again with my glass, the eaglet was on top of a great pine, and the mother was feeding him”.
Christabel’s story of the mother eagle — first pushing her little one to fly, then protecting the eaglet till it righted itself and then once again leaving it free — could be very similar to the relationship we have to God and the way we live life.


Life has a way of challenging us and pushing us to the edge.

Divine Hand Helps You Fly Into the Fearsome Unknown

By Janina Gomes

The mother eagle tried hard to induce the little one to leave the nest, but the baby was afraid. Suddenly, the mother rose well above him. “I held my breath, for I knew what was coming”, recounts Christabel Gladwell.
‘‘The little fellow stood on the edge of the nest, looking down at the plunge which he dared not take. There was a sharp cry from behind, which made him alert, tense as a watch-spring. The next instant the mother eagle had swooped, striking the nest at his feet, sending his support of twigs and himself with them and into the air.
‘‘He was afloat now, afloat on the blue air despite himself, and he flapped lustily for life. Over him, under him, beside him, hovered the mother on tireless wings, calling softly that she was there. But the awful fear of the depths and the lance tops of the spruces was upon the little one; his flapping grew wilder; he fell faster and faster.
Suddenly — more in fright than because he had lost his strength — he lost his balance and tipped head downward in the air. It was all over; he folded his wings to be dashed into pieces among the trees.
Then like a flash the mother eagle shot under him, his despairing feet touched her broad shoulders, between her wings. He righted himself, rested an instant, found his head; then she dropped like a shot from under him, leaving him to come down on his own wings.
“It was all the work of an instant before I lost them among the trees far below. And when I found them again with my glass, the eaglet was on top of a great pine, and the mother was feeding him”.
Christabel’s story of the mother eagle — first pushing her little one to fly, then protecting the eaglet till it righted itself and then once again leaving it free — could be very similar to the relationship we have to God and the way we live life.


Life has a way of challenging us and pushing us to the edge.

Divine Hand Helps You Fly Into the Fearsome Unknown

By Janina Gomes

The mother eagle tried hard to induce the little one to leave the nest, but the baby was afraid. Suddenly, the mother rose well above him. “I held my breath, for I knew what was coming”, recounts Christabel Gladwell.
‘‘The little fellow stood on the edge of the nest, looking down at the plunge which he dared not take. There was a sharp cry from behind, which made him alert, tense as a watch-spring. The next instant the mother eagle had swooped, striking the nest at his feet, sending his support of twigs and himself with them and into the air.
‘‘He was afloat now, afloat on the blue air despite himself, and he flapped lustily for life. Over him, under him, beside him, hovered the mother on tireless wings, calling softly that she was there. But the awful fear of the depths and the lance tops of the spruces was upon the little one; his flapping grew wilder; he fell faster and faster.
Suddenly — more in fright than because he had lost his strength — he lost his balance and tipped head downward in the air. It was all over; he folded his wings to be dashed into pieces among the trees.
Then like a flash the mother eagle shot under him, his despairing feet touched her broad shoulders, between her wings. He righted himself, rested an instant, found his head; then she dropped like a shot from under him, leaving him to come down on his own wings.
“It was all the work of an instant before I lost them among the trees far below. And when I found them again with my glass, the eaglet was on top of a great pine, and the mother was feeding him”.
Christabel’s story of the mother eagle — first pushing her little one to fly, then protecting the eaglet till it righted itself and then once again leaving it free — could be very similar to the relationship we have to God and the way we live life.


Life has a way of challenging us and pushing us to the edge.