No half lies

There are no half lies

There are no half truths!

There are your truths and

There are my truths

There are billions of truths!!

Yet all these truths

Are mere lies!

Stories we tell

Yours and mine!!

There is but

One Truth:

God – who is Love!!

Everything else is a lie!!!

Pic credit my niece, Clau – Guatemala

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Happy Birthday β€” and Love Continues to Flow πŸ’–πŸ’•πŸ’–

Let the stream of love flow

In Life or Death

In Pleasure or Pain

In Loss or Gain

These dualities

Ever at play!!

But let your stream of love flow!!

Life is but a dream

Of shadows and light

But why look at the mud

In a star filled night

Let the stream of love flow!!

Those who love truly,

They live!

For love abounds

In unending life!!

Let the stream of love flow!!

And merge with the sea

Into One

Eternal Love

Anita would have been 65 today but am sure she would have still looked 31πŸ’–

All pics from her portfolio of 1998, the year she started to act. She was 43 at that time.

Related posts:

She was love

There is no separation

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THANKSGIVING and JOY

When I had published Small Joys Tag with 15 day to day small things which bring me joy, Sujata had mentioned a few small things which bring her joy. I had realised that those things brought me joy too but I hadn’t mentioned those: I had to list 15 things only and my list was hundreds! But more significantly: I think of many such joys with gratefulness. I am grateful for πŸ’― things everyday πŸ™

And this realisation made me think: how closely related Joy is to our feeling of Gratitude. Once we become grateful for every circumstance, every situation, every happening in our life: we shall always be joyous and at peace. And that this gratitude should not be kept only for big and momentous happenings of our lives, but should be expressed in our day to day blessings. We take so many of our blessings for granted, as our birthright!

Always be Grateful to everyone, everything and every circumstance. That’s what our Holy Books say too:

Every living entity, especially persons in the human race, must feel grateful for the benedictions offered by the grace of the Supreme Lord β€” Srimad Bhagavatam 3.19.36

If you give thanks, I will give you more; but if you are thankless, My punishment is dire β€” Quran 14:7

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Jesus Christβ€” Thessalonians 5:16-18

Pic of last October near Toronto. Am Filled with joy and gratitude πŸ’–πŸ™

HAPPY THANKSGIVING β€” It is Thanksgiving time in Canada!! Being thankful to God all the time would always keep us happy πŸ˜ŠπŸ™πŸ˜Š

Thank you so much for your continued support, encouragement and love πŸ’• πŸ€—πŸ™

Stay happy. Stay grateful. Stay loved πŸ’–πŸ€—πŸ’–

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ONE

ONE World Ours

ONE Religion β€” Kindness

ONE God β€” Love

One beautifully divine dawn πŸ’–πŸ˜ŠπŸ’–

All pics on my iPhone on the 24th of September between 5.50-6.50 am. A rare dawn when the sky was quite brownish 😍

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Today is an awesome day 10102020 and 5 days ago it was equally good 05.10.20

In the coming weeks and months may you double your wealth, triple your health and quadruple your joy 😊😊🌹🌹🌹🌹

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Why Corona Why

Dear Corona,

Why have you come

Whence have you come

When would you go

Whither would you go

Are there other planets

And dimensions that you roam?

Corona, O mighty Corona

Do tell us all that you know!

O yee humans

I am a tiny little virus

What would I know

That you already don’t!

Yet however small and however little

I am part of the One Big Whole!

I shall do my bit and leave

As others before me have

I know it and accept it

I don’t have grand dreams!

But yee mighty humans

Who are blessed

With such INTELLECT and

CONSCIOUSNESS supreme

Why do you kill?

Oh why, humans, why

do you suppress

And subjugate

Your very own

Is there no end

To your greed?

Like me you too shall leave

You too shall have to go back

Like others before you

But you still don’t learn

And you still don’t see

That you too are a nothing

Just like me!

O humans, wake up

Wake up before you

Are smothered and vanquished

Just like me and the likes of me!

Kill me if you would

But don’t hate me

For: Hate consumes the Hater

And not the one hated.

How many vaccines

Would you make

How many remedies

Would you use

Mightier viruses would come

And shall keep coming too

Till you learn …

Till you learn

To become more humane

Till you learn

To become more kind,

And till you learn

Oh yes, till you learn

To conquer your very own

INNER-SELVES!!

For I am not your enemy

It is within you

And it is your EGO

Which is MIGHTY BIG

And not the tiny me!!

Let go of your Ego

And let go of your Pride

Bow down with Humility

Then you shall learn

That there is no separation

We are all ONE – LOVE

πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

Some related posts :

https://ashokwahi.wordpress.com/2020/01/15/living-in-todays-world-beset-with-turmoil/

https://ashokwahi.wordpress.com/2019/06/18/hate-consumes-the-hater-%f0%9f%94%a5/

https://ashokwahi.wordpress.com/2019/06/01/fear-not-my-heart-%f0%9f%92%94/

https://ashokwahi.wordpress.com/2019/08/08/afraid-to-die/

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πŸ’― Years of Spreading Love πŸ’•

It was on the 6th of October 1920 , one century ago, that Paramahansa Yogananda had addressed the International Congress of Religious Liberals in Boston, as a delegate from India, and the subject of his talk was – The Science of Religion.

His only desire, as a youth, was to be with his guru, Sri Yukteshwar, and commune with God. But he was chosen by the Masters to spread Kriya Yoga, the scientific method of God realisation, in the west. A very reluctant Swami Yogananda left the shores of Calcutta on 2nd August 1920. He was only 27 years old! One can only imagine the multitude of feelings in his heart as he watched his loved ones fade away from view: apprehension, excitement and aloneness!

Guruji was very insecure about his English but Sri Yukteshwarji (his Guru) had assured him all shall be well! His skill was put to test when he was urged by the captain of the ship to give a talk to his fellow passengers. The topic was – The Battle of Life and How to Fight it! When the captain introduced him to audience, he was stuck mute. He has said that his mind went blank for ten minutes. Some of the audience chuckled. Then the voice of guru came to him: β€œYou can! Speak!” He did and did a great job of it!

And just a few weeks later he received standing ovation from hundreds of delegates to the International Congress in Boston!!

Paramahansa Yogananda had said: God is one, necessary to all of us, so religion is one, necessary and universal. Only the roads to it may differ in some respects at the beginning. As a matter of fact, it is illogical to say that there are two religions, when there is but one God. There may be more than one denominations or sects under that one universal religion.

And it is that Universal Consciousness that he, and the organisation (Self Realisation Fellowship and Yogoda Satsanga Society of India) he set up, have been teaching and spreading for πŸ’― years. Paramahansa Yogananda was Love Incarnate and that is what his legacy to the world is : Love πŸ’•

After this memorable day of 6th October 1920, Paramahansa Yogananda traveled length and breadth of USA and many other countries to spread his message of universality of religion and his love for God.

I am truly blessed that I have two of his traits – Love of travel and nature. And even if I can get 1% or less of his consciousness, my life would be worth its while. It is going to happen only with His grace πŸ’–πŸ™

He wrote, composed and spiritualised about 60 chants.
Ever changing and evolving faces of love
The last smile – the day he made conscious exit from the body – 7th March 1952
He looked so different every few years that one would have failed to recognise him if seen after some gap. But to me he looks similar in these two pics – when he was 6 & 42! I have these on my study table and are my constant source of inspiration and love.

God is Love. My Guru is Love. Love is all there is πŸ’•πŸ’•

Related Post: My Nature is Love

Reference books:

Autobiography of a Yogi

The Science of Religion

Yogananda- Philip Goldberg

I am in Love πŸ’–

I am in love with Love!

Beauty of the face

The mind

And the soul!!

I am in love with Love!!

Beauty of the sky

The mountain

And the sea!!

I am in love with Love!!

Beauty of the flower

The blooming tree

And the fallen leaf!

I am in love with Love!!

It is beauty I love!!

In love and with love

I seek the Maker of the beautiful!!!

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All pics on my iPhone

Am I a Robot or what πŸ˜…

Looks like I am in a Auto Repeat Mode πŸ˜€πŸ”

MONDAY

Wake up early ➑️ Spiritual Reading ➑️ Beautiful Dawn ➑️ Fruits ➑️ Walk ➑️ Bathe ➑️ Meditate ➑️ Breakfast ➑️ Calls ➑️ Social Media ➑️ Writing ➑️ Lunch ➑️ Chat with princess ➑️ Siesta ➑️ Walk ➑️ Tea ➑️ Meditate ➑️ Social Media ➑️ Dinner ➑️ Chat with princess ➑️ Meditate ➑️ Sleep

TUESDAY πŸ”

WEDNESDAY πŸ”

THURSDAY πŸ” with Silence and without Chat

FRIDAY πŸ”

SATURDAY πŸ”

SUNDAY Morning Long Meditation and πŸ”

MONDAY πŸ”

AM I A ROBOT or what πŸ˜…πŸ˜‡

WHAT AM I WAITING FOR πŸ€”

It has been going on for months now πŸ˜… and 6 months have passed in the blink of an eye πŸ‘ πŸ˜‡

Grateful for a loving and caring family, friends (including virtual), my princess – virtually real πŸ’–πŸ€—πŸ’–

LIEBSTER AWARD πŸŽ‰ πŸ’ πŸ’–

It has been a pleasure knowing Cherryl and am thankful to her for this award. A visit to her Travel and Lifestyle blog is always refreshing, to say the least πŸŽ‰πŸ’

Well here are my answers to Cherryl’s 11 thought provoking questions:

  1. If you were forced to leave the country you live in, but you could choose any other country to be relocated to for the rest of your life, which country would you choose?

Oh that would be sad. But ..

If I have to move it would be to USA, because my Guru, Paramahansa Yogananda, spent more than half of his life there. I would live in LA. Weather in California is great and we have our SRF Mother Center there πŸ‘‡

2. Which animal do you admire the most?

Cats…..Because my princess loves them.

3. If you could dis-invent one thing, what would it be and why?

Money

Money is the root cause of most of the greed, misery and heartburn in the world.

4. If you had the entire world’s attention for five minutes, what would you want to say?

Be aware of the politicians. All of them. There are no exceptions. They manipulate. They distort reality and they play with your mind.

Keep away from media – TV/Newspaper; They thrive on negativity and are completely controlled.

God is Love and Love is all there is. Be kind. Be humane. Serve. Share. Appreciate. Respect. Understand. Don’t run after money and power and sex …. they never ever give lasting happiness. In the end they bring suffering only. Be kind and humane and serve others. This brings far deeper and enduring happiness.

5. Do you think the blogging world is changing in any way?

Everything changes. Blogging is no exception.

6. Is there anything you’d like to do that scares you at the moment?

Parachuting πŸͺ‚

7. What’s your favourite dessert?

Caramel Custard : because my father used to love it.

8. Which social media platform do you use the most?

WP and Whatsapp equally 😊

9. Are you more of a morning person, or a night owl?

Very very morning person 😊

Peace

Stillness

Meditation

10. Share one song that always puts you in a good mood.

It is a Hindi song my wife used to love – Kisi ki muskarahton pe ho nissar (to lose yourself in someone’s smile 😊)

11. Share one random fact about yourself.

Coffee is not my cup of tea β˜•οΈπŸ˜…

I love Lipton Darjeeling tea. Brewed 4-5 minutes. With one teaspoon of sugar and one spoon of milk. Next best is Earl Grey Darjeeling.

Nominations:

I was keen to nominate Lia and Radhika for the Small Joys Tag but that award had limitation of 5 nominees. I would like to nominate them both now and would request them to tell us 11 things: 5 things/thoughts/facts about themselves and 6 Small and Big Joys — Total of 11 πŸ˜‡

Cherryl I do hope you will forgive an old man for not following the Tag process completely.

And all my dear friends — I would so love to hear your answers too, to the questions Cherryl had asked me.

Stay safe. Stay happy. Have more Faith.

Cosmic Delivery System

Cosmic Delivery System – CDS works perfectly and it works 24/7!

Once a prayer has been said or a wish has been made – He will deliver. The CDS God has set up is infallible. πŸ’― percent satisfaction guaranteed 😊 Whenever we pray for something with a still mind and an expectant heart it is bound to manifest.

But still so very often we feel that He is not listening or is something wrong with ourselves. Why is it that so many are so lucky – everything comes to them easily; and nothing ever works for me πŸ€”

It happens because our wishes or prayers are not clear. They are jumbled and fragmented and they confuse the CDS.

Let us say that you have prayed for a particular house that you desire. And you have also prayed for happiness – happiness for yourself and your family. God in His Infinite wisdom knows that this house will not bring you happiness. If He gives you that house you won’t be happy. So the CDS gets confused.

Let us say that you are desperately praying for a particular job and that you have also been praying for healthy life. And again God in His Infinite wisdom knows that the job you are praying for is going to have adverse effect on your health. So the CDS gets confused.

I went through all this struggle and eventually figured out that it is best to go with His will. Tell Him that this is what I would like to have — the house, the car, job, life partner, a child, a holiday … But then ask Him to grant it only if it is for the highest good of all. And then rest assured that your wishes would be fulfilled in much bigger and more bountiful ways.

Let us say you wanted and prayed for a 3 bedroom 2000 square feet apartment. You also prayed for happiness. If you leave the fulfilment to His will, He might give you a 4 bedroom 5000 square feet penthouse 😊 or a beach house 🏠

I had covered this in detail in my post Intention and Uncertainty.

So my dears pray with single pointed devotion and desire; trusting that CDS never fails and that His will is always more bountiful πŸ’–πŸ™πŸ’–

For last 15-16 years my only prayer to God has been: Give me wisdom.

“Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be added unto thee.” Mathew 6:33

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