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Hi me, I love you!
We all long for Love, Acceptance and Recognition. We are doomed to endless frustration because we don’t recognize, appreciate, accept and acknowledge the love when it appears in front of us. That loving person, a moment or a thing could be right there, right now, and our resistance doesn't allow us to see it. We continue to blame bad luck or a series of external factors for not having a love in our life.
Love recognizes love; love can only be attracted by and returned by love. The best advice I can give for attracting and maintaining love is to be what it is that you are seeking. Most relationships that fail to sustain are based on one or both of the partners feeling as if their freedom has been compromised in some way: living in total insecurity. Love is not to make the other person feel worthless, ignored and threatened. When we are in love, something holds us together with our love; that is the energy holding the two together in close harmony with the universa…
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Once our Guruji; a renunciant, living on the banks of mother river Ganga, performing his tapas and sadhana with great dedication and determination. One day as the holy man went for his bath in the river Ganga, he noticed a scorpion struggling in the water. Scorpions, by nature, cannot swim and the Guruji knew that if he did not save the scorpion, it would drown. Therefore, carefully picking up the scorpion, the Guruji lifted it out of the waters and was just about to set it down gently on the land when the scorpion stung his finger. In pain, the Guruji instinctively flung his hand and the scorpion went flying, back into the river. As soon as the Guruji regained his composure from the sting, he again lifted the scorpion out of the water. Again, before he could set the scorpion safely on land, the creature stung him. Again, as the Guruji shook his hand in response to the pain, the scorpion fell back into the water. This exchange went on for several minutes as the holy man continued to t…
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Balanced parenting -

Children will grow unconditionally  in environments where  they do not fear being evaluated, where they can make mistakes and learn from them and where they do not need to work hard to meet someone else's standard of excellence.

This is the core philosophy of which every parent should hold close to their hearts while helping the young ones prepare to make their first steps towards coping with the world they need to be ready to encounter.

In the world where we live, competitiveness and a sense of insecurity is putting increasing amounts of pressure on young shoulders, it is imperative that children grow up with that all important sense of healthy self-image which develops the necessary values they can carry with themselves throughout their lives.

Parents should create a learning environment encouraging natural qualities of creativity, curiosity and eagerness to learn in children to help them grow with their fullest potential.

Happy parenting...
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  - Values in married life - 
In Sanathana Dharma, panigrahana or marriage is not only a ceremony, but it is truly a sacrament. It is not a marriage of bodies, but a marriage of two jeevas to discover oneness. It is not a marriage for only a few days, months, years or a few decades, but rather it is a marriage for at least seven lifetimes. Yes, at least for seven life times!
A wedding marks not only a marriage of bodies. As the bride and the groom stand beside each other, they are not only taking each other's hand into their own, but they are also taking each other's hearts, each others family, each others likes and dislikes and each other's lives into their own.
In mathematics one plus one equals two. But in Vedic marriage, one plus one equals one! Newlyweds are not two now. They are one: one heart, one mind, one family, one vision and one life. Discovering the fact that they are united in oneness, united in love and united in light is marriage. But, one plus one can also eq…
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Ramayana gives us an insight into family values. Understanding and living in interdependence ensures family harmony. In an ideal family environment parents assume the role of a mentor to their children. They treat children as their equal and equal opportunities for all. Children are encouraged to participate in decision making. Children accept elder’s decision and fulfill their vision.
Children are of four categories. The noblest one is who anticipates parents and elders desires and needs and acts to their full satisfaction without being told. The second category is action oriented, who obeys the commands of his parents and elders and never questions him. The third is one who acts only if he is told. He will raise questions and resentments, however, finally do what elders say. The fourth category is one who is not worth mentioning. They disobey, do exactly opposite of what is wanted and considered good and even harmful to the family.
Sri Rama was one who belonged to the first category.…
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Joy of living...
Our deepest reason for joy is in knowing we are the ultimate best without any room for the second. 
When we know we are the best, whatever we do that ultimately becomes the best. When we serve people with this attitude, the service becomes the ultimate worship. Our ability to hold an intention to be in service shapes our overall attitude towards life in many ways.  A greater sensitivity and awareness of situations, a commitment to harmlessness, a willingness to put others’ needs before our own and a desire to be in harmony with all transforms our attitude to greater joy.
We do not just exist. We are in service to everything that exists. Everything that exists is in service with the rest. A stone serves no less than a saint.

In service to what exists we discover the ultimate joy! The joy of living.
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How are you?
The connection between the mind and body has something to deal with a chronic disease. As technology continues to make remarkable advances and we have so much advantage our ancestors never had. Yet we experience stress and anxiety. Many of us are a totally wounded horse. We have many things to worry; about finances, relationships, health, boss, spouse, children, past and an uncertain future. We feel alone and thus insecure.
These feelings lead us to tangible physical changes in the body. A recent study reveals that the way we exercise our choices like nutrition, environment, exercise, healthy or unhealthy thoughts and emotions affect our DNA. By changing our thoughts we are not only changing our choices but our biochemistry too. Our mind is the best friend and the worst enemy; it can make us sick and can make us well. Our values impact our every cell. How we think, speak and perform matters a lot.
The way we express ourselves affects our well-being. Every thought is in …
A great school and great teachers
What makes a successful school?
We may say it's infrastructure, which includes curriculum, management and the brightest students. True, we think they make a school great. In reality they don’t. In fact, what is the impressive infrastructure of a school? A school can’t become a great school if it doesn’t have great teachers. Teachers make a school successful. They actually lead parents, management, learning methods and students from darkness to brightness.
The success of a schools mission rests with teachers who actually transform its vision into reality. Without the participation of a teacher in learning no student will accomplish their life purpose. If you ask people from different occupation, more than 86% of them say, it is their teachers who set them on success path. Teacher is the one person who inspires us and makes us to believe in our self.
What subject a teacher taught us doesn't matter much. It may have been solving a mathematical proble…