More Liebster and Sunshine awards πŸ’•

Awards season continues πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•

Thank you so much James for your nomination. It was such a pleasant surprise, James (Myplace3187) to get this nomination from you. James is an author and a great story teller. He also writes beautifully on music. Do visit his blog for some great and imaginative writing.

What goes around comes back. Am so glad to receive two nominations from Saba, my dearest niece. She is so God loving; it reflects in all her posts. And she loves her country and family equally. And I love her for that. But what I love most about her is the way she engages with all bloggers. She always has kind and appropriate words to say about everyone.

I would encourage all to visit James and Saba’s blogs and engage with them. You won’t be disappointed.

I am reminded of a saying of my Guru, Paramahansa Yogananda: When perfect friendship exists between two hearts or within a group of hearts in a spiritual relationship, such friendship perfects each individual.

I hope and pray that the effort we put into blogging brings us all closer together in God, in Love, in Peace and towards His perfection πŸ’•πŸ™

Rules are:

  1. Thank the Blogger(s) who nominated you.

2. Share 11 facts about yourself.

3. Answer the 11 Questions the blogger asked you.

4. Nominate 11 Bloggers and make them happy.

5. Make up 11 questions and ask them of your nominees.

6. Notify your 11 nominees in one of their blogs.

As I had recently done all this I am only answering questions of Saba and James just now. I would really love it if anyone of you would accept this as an award and tell us 11 things about yourself and answer either Saba’s or James 11 questions.

Saba’s questions:

1: Does fear thrive within us or we adopt from our surroundings?

Both. Some fear is inherent in our nature. All of us have it to some degree. Our surroundings, our environment adds to it or reduces it.

2: Why do we worry when we believe in God?

No true believer can ever worry. Fear and Faith can’t co-exist.

3: Is Altruism self-learned or just a condition of helping others in particular situations?

It is self learned like any other soul and heart quality. When we help others in a particular situation, our selflessness grows.

4: Can words reveal your personality?

To some extent, Yes. But Actions speak louder than words.

5: Where do you see me by the mirror of the words I use?

Love, Laughter and Compassion ( no anger πŸ˜‚)

6: Last time you watched a cartoon?

Many months back 😌

7: Pain killers or natural therapies?

Natural. I am a Happy Fruitarian 😊

8: Do you know what is the object I’ve used as an award logo?

Looks like an ornate ashtray, as I can see cigarette holder grooves.

9: Do you smoke? (if yes, then why)

No, I don’t smoke. My wife used to tell me that she loves cigarette smell and if I was a smoker she would have surely started to smoke too 😊

10: How many springs of life you have seen?

71 🌹

11: You may ask me one question?

Have you ever loved? Crush ? And I don’t mean God and your Ammi etc πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•

James questions:

1.Your favorite novel ? Why ?

Of Human Bondage by Somerset Maugham. I could see myself in Philip.

2.Your favorite movie of all times ?

Tough one. I can name a dozen each from Hollywood and Bollywood!!

Sahib Biwi aur Gulam

3.Why do you enjoy writing your blog ?

I always liked reading and talking to people about my life experiences. But now I have started to like to write my blog as it connects me with different people and I learn from them. and I am able to collect my thoughts in one place for my intended book.

4.If you could give one piece of advice to the world to hear. What would it be ?

Love. Love unconditionally

5.What would your dream occupation be ? Am living it. Love. Travel. Meditate

6.Do you have any goals for your blog for the rest of 2019 ? I have been blogging now for close to five months. I want now to focus on converting these into a book and come back to active blogging after a month or so. Two books this year. God willing πŸ™

7.What is your favorite catch phrase/thing to say ? The key is .. 😊

8.What is your favorite meal ?

Indian as well as Continental breakfast. With a hot cup of Darjeeling leaf tea seeped for 4 minutes β˜•οΈ

9.Who inspires you and why ?

Paramahansa Yogananda. His life and perfect teaching. His love for the whole of humanity and his teaching of oneness in spirit.

10.What’s the last book you read and how was it ?

God Talks with Arjuna. Paramahansa Yogananda’s commentary on Geeta. Simply divine β€οΈπŸ™

11.Bollywood or Hollywood ?

Hollywood movies and Bollywood songs πŸ˜‚

Happy Blogging: Love you all πŸ€—

76 thoughts on “More Liebster and Sunshine awards πŸ’•

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  1. Worry is like a swing. You are on the move all the time and reach no where πŸ˜‡
    Am sure you shall be able to develop Faith now that you are aware of it! Meditation- Single cure for all human suffering πŸ™
    Thank you so much for reading the post πŸ‘

  2. I like the answer you gave in number 2 in the top set of questions…faith and fear can’t coexist..I need that reminder, I’m a worrier for sureπŸ₯Ί

  3. Congratulations Ashok sir!!
    So smartly given answers!!
    I too believe in unconditional love ❣️
    Amazing facts!!
    Have a great day πŸ€—

  4. Congrats!πŸ™ŒπŸΌ. Loved you answers! Hollywood movies and Bollywood Songs! Perfect compromise! Love it!πŸ˜†

  5. Congratulations Ashok! πŸŽ‰I like your idea of combining award nominations. 😊 I enjoyed reading your answers.

  6. Actions speak louder than words, definitely! And love unconditionally is certainly great πŸ™‚ wish y you many happy years to come and many blogging years as well and more success πŸ™‚
    Congratulations and enjoyed dreading your answers πŸ™‚

  7. Congrajulations Ashok! Good to know about your facts✨, interesting questions were answered so smartly. 😍Love, 😍Love unconditional love😍 i beleive in it too. You are a religious person πŸ˜‰. Good to know your facts. Hope you had a great sunday. Wish you a Great Week ahead. πŸŽ‰βœ¨

  8. Congratulations Uncle for well deserved awards…great fun to read all ur answers, really very interesting…looking forward to ur books😍

  9. Ashok Thank you for answering Saba and my questions with such thoughtfulness and deep understanding. You made us both proud with each answer. You are a wise soul and God picked the right one to win both of these Awards. I look forward to more great meals of the mind from you Ashok !

  10. My pleasure my dear Saba. I can never even dream of winning from you in words. Insha Allah: Not yet may turn to Oh yes uncle – soon πŸ’•

  11. Thank you so much my Supernatural Hippie friend πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‚
    I love it : when we are in dream awake πŸ’•πŸ˜‡

  12. That is so sweet and so beautifully captured PePa for all the three of us πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‚
    But leaf tea is never to be boiled 😌 In India we kill the tea by boiling. Tea has to be seeped or brewed, if you would but Never boiled πŸ˜‚
    Thank you so much for taking the trouble to read and comment. Love and blessings

  13. Congratulations Ashok for these two awards.Both well and totally deserved as you went ahead and did both their questions total justice…..

    My humble opinion on the different writer’s quizzes:

    Saba is an interesting thinker and has quite a beautiful mind of beauty.I fell in love with her quizzes!

    James on the other hand in my opinion is that rooftop lounger who tends to look and smile at everything including flies(hahaha hides) with an amazing personality and warmth to life.

    These two make quite great companions however round the evening fireplace.

    Loved your answer to James on your favourite meal….

    A hot cup of Darjeeling leaf tea boiled for 4mins…A big joker you are who makes life worth every smile.

    Blessed Sunday to all the three of you.Write on buddy.

  14. Congratulations!!!!πŸ˜ŠπŸ€—wonderdul goals, i wish for you to make it thru, good idea to turn in to the bookπŸ˜ŠπŸ€—

  15. Congratulations on your awards Mr Sunshine. Living your Dream occupation: Travel, Love, Meditate. Calls to mind the quote “Our Truest Life is when we are in Dreams Awake”. And a Happy Fruitarian! Eating the rainbow of fruit and veg is the perfect diet for Mind, Body and Soul. Happy Travelling. πŸ™‚

  16. Thank you so much Uncle for this lovely πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•response. πŸ’•
    You did justice with every question. ⭐⭐
    I have to answer!!!really, okay,
    Not yet 😹😹
    Is that answer okay?😹😹
    Love you πŸ’—βš˜πŸ’—

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