Thursday, November 23, 2006

THE GURU AND HIS DISCIPLE

Taken from www.uttishthata.org

THE GURU AND HIS DISCIPLE

There was once a disciple of a Guru who went to his Guru and said, "Guruji, I want to live a spiritual life. I want to live in the service of God. I want to go beyond the binding chains of this mundane, materialistic world.But, I feel that I am not quite ready. My desires for a family, for wealth and enjoyment are still too strong. Grant me some timeto fulfill these wishes and then I will come to your holy feet."

So the Guru said, "No problem, my child. Go. Get married, have a family and earn wealth. In ten years I will come back for you. My blessings are with you."With the blessings of his Guru, the man went out and quickly found a beautiful girl to marry. They had 3 beautiful children, and the man become financially successful.

After 10 years, there was a knock on the door of their home. The man's wife opened it to see a haggard-looking man standing on the doorstep. The man asked to see her husband. At first she started scolding the man, thinking that he was just there tobeg for money. But, the husband realized that the person was his Guru so he lovingly invited him inside."I have come to take you away from this world of illusions now that you have fulfilled your desire of having a wife, family and earnings. Come with me, my son, let me show you the way to God.

"But, the man looked at his Guru pitifully and he said, "Dear, Beloved,Guru. Yes,you are right. You have given me my 10 years ever so generously and with your blessings I have prospered. But, my children are very young and my wife is again with child. She would not be able to handle the burden of all of them alone. Allow me to stay another ten years until the children are old enough to care for themselves.

"A true Guru will guide you to the path, show you the light and help when help is requested, but will never force a disciple - against the disciple's will - to follow any particular path. Thus, the man's Guru compassionately agreed, saying, "So be it, my son. Stay another 10 years until you feel that your mission is fulfilled.

"Ten years later, the Guru returned to the home to find a large bull-dog out front guarding the house. Immediately he recognized his disciple in the dog and saw - with his divine vision - that the man had passed away several years prior but, due to hisintense protectiveness over his family and wealth, he had reincarnated as a guard dog.

The Guru put his hand on the dog's head and said, "My child, now that you have regressed from a human to a dog due to your attachment to these worldly things,are you finally ready to come with me?" The dog licked the hand of his Guru lovingly and said, "My beloved Guruji. You are right that it is my own attachment which has driven me to take birth as a dog, but you see my children have many enemies who are envious of their wealth and power. These enemies are very dangerous to my children and I must stay here to protect them. However, I am sure that within a few years everything will sort itself out and they will be fine.Give me just seven more years to protect them, then I am yours.

"The Guru left and returned 7 years later.This time, there was no dog out front and the home was filled with grandchildren running around. The Guru closed his eyes and saw with his divine vision that his disciple had taken birth in the form of a cobra, wedged into the wall near the family safe to guard the money.

He called the grandchildren of the house: "My children," he said. "In the wall to the right of your safe, there is a cobra curled up in a small nook. Go there and bring the cobra to me. Do not kill it. It will not harm you, I promise. But, just break its back with a stick and then bring it to me.

"The children were incredulous, but went to the wall where the old man had directed them.Incredibly they saw that just as the Guru had said a cobra was curled up in the wall. Following his orders, they broke the cobra's back and carried it outside to the Guru. The Guru thanked the children, threw the cobra over his neck and left.

As he walked away carrying the cobra over his neck, the Guru spoke to the cobra, injured and aching, "My child, I am sorry for hurting you, but there was no other way. Twenty seven years and three births ago you left to taste the material world of sensual pleasures. But the ways of Maya are so alluring and so subtle that they trap us instantly. You have wasted these lifetimes in the futile pursuit of material success and in attachment to people who also are only actors in the Cosmic Drama.

My child, all here is Maya - Cosmic Illusion. It lures us into its trap, convincing us that it is real, permanent, everlasting and significant. But, in reality, the only thing which is real is HIM, and the only true purpose of life is to get close to HIM. These attachments merely divert our attention and focus away from the true purpose of life. I had no choice but to come to your rescue as I saw you sinking deeper and deeper into the deep clutches of Maya."!

Having said so, the Guru full of love and care carried the snake to his ashram to teach him the Truth,while the snake regretting his act of attachment to the world and not to his Guru or the Truth sunk in shame and realised what he had lost and had wasted all these years!!

SPIRITUAL COMMENTARY-So frequently in life we think, "Just one more year" then I will cut back on my luxuries and cut back on my time at the office.

"Just one more year" and I will dedicate more time to meditation and spiritual pursuits.

"Just one more year" and then I will go to India, sit at my Guru's feet and delve into the divine depths of spirituality.

"Just one more year" and then I will cut down on my sensual pleasures.". ...and on and on.But, that "one more year" never comes.

Our intentions are good. We want to be more spiritual. We want to devote more time to spiritual pursuits. We want to spend less, need less and serve more.

We wantto be the master over our lust, anger and greed rather than vice versa. But, the power of Maya is stronger than the power of our will.

Thus, we continue to find excuses for why we must continue to work 50 or 60 hour work-weeks, why westill have no time for meditation, why we can't squeeze a visit to the holy places into our year's planning, and why we must continue to satiate our insatiable sensual urges.

The only way to break free from the veil of illusion that Maya wraps around our minds is to surrender to God and beg Him to show us the true light.

The only way to break free is to make AND STICK TO concrete vows of how we are going to be better people next year.

Rather than saying "I will find time to meditate" we must say "I will not leave for work without sitting in meditation and I will not sleep at night without doing my nightly introspection.

" Rather than saying, "I will try to visit holy places whenever I can," we must say "I will take my vacation this year to a holy place and nowhere else.

" Rather than say, "I will try to cut back on my expenses so that my financial needs are less," we must say, "I will not buy another jacket or pair of shoes [or anything] until the ones that I have are broken, torn or no longer fit me.

" Rather than say, "I will try to overcome my anger, lust and greed," we must commit to having daily appointments with God in which we introspect on all the times we allowed ourselves to be overpowered by these emotions and we must pray for strength, DAILY,to be remain calm, peaceful and sattvic in our lives.

"If we wait for the right time, that time will never come. The only time is NOW.

May God bless us all with the clarity of vision to realize that the external world is Maya and with the strength, fortitude and dedication to remove the veil and attain the Divine Truth!!

PD Beach






PD (Lukut Side)

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

India Presidents Residence, Delhi

The police, looks strict acts firm but nice people.


The residence is facing the INDIA GATE
The side view

A distance view
The side view
At the entrance
At the entrance

A closer view of the residence
"The Rashtrapati Bhavan"

Friday, November 17, 2006

Rishikesh II - Laxman Juala

This place is about 1 KM up hill from Ram Juala

Satia Sai Baba's School

The river from the bridge...

Statue of Shiva just after the bridge



The Laxman Juala Bridge

A home for Nobel cause ...
Do you enjoy porn ? If you're a male, don't you dare say no. Don't lie to yourself, there's nothing to be ashamed of (it is normal for even female) in general.

Pornography arouses the sexual desire for one and naturally provokes the act of masturbation. Masturbation is healthy. To name a few benefits :
  • it alleviates premenstrual tension for many women (say "No" to PMS)
  • is a healthy sexual outlet for people who choose to abstain from sex with partners or who do not currently have available sexual partners (No more lonely nights)
  • is a route to safer sex, to help prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV (save on condoms)
  • you get to know and be comfortable with your own body, emotions and mind ( find your G-spot)
  • for women, it can help to learn how to achieve orgasm (practise makes perfect !)
  • for men, it can help to increase ejaculatory control and manage rapid or delayed ejaculation (trust me on this, your gal will really appreciate this !)
  • Help alleviate stress (cheapest stress relief tool)
  • Masturbation prevents prostate cancer. Apparently semen contains a potent concentration of carcinogens that, if not expelled, makes a person more succeptible to prostate cancer.

Hang on to your urges and read on please ..

Masturbation is NOT healthy when you are aroused by child pornography. In this case, YOU ARE SICK ! I trust many of you are not sick people. Sadly, there are many sick people out there in the world and some traders earn their living through sexual abuse of children online.

This is a call to join a petition to stop the commercial viability of online child pornography. With your help, we can eradicate this evil trade. Show your support, light a candle at

http://www.lightamillioncandles.com

Don't think twice, just do it ......click and show your support. If it is wrong to do it online .....don't think about sex with kids.

(taken from another blog to support "against child pronography")

http://doink-justme.blogspot.com/

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Beauty lies in the beholders eyes...


No comments, No words .... but a shot that really like. She had the look, expression and well dressed, the dimmed hall lights and the angle ..... I guess I need the visitors to this blog to comment.

On The Road Between Joshimath & Badrinath


The road that we traveled on ......looks scary eh? But, try it you will love the journey.


I don't mind traveling again and again ..... in the mountains and curves

She is enjoying the TIGER biscuits that we gave her ....

They live at the side of the roads as that is the best place to be as they will be deployed to repair roads after landslides.

A family .....
She is pregnant ....


Mouth full of joy with the biscuits...


Joy and love in all conditions of life ...... can we? When we expect more and give less....!

Bandaraya Boys...... hehehehehe

Here is a nice article from the famous Jeff Ooi blog site


http://www.jeffooi.com/2006/09/charity_and_bandaraya_boys.php

Rgds

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

What is going on here???

What is going on here???
Posted by: durazaman Post(s) by this blogger
At the Dewan Rakyat yesterday (14 Nov 06), Ismail Noh (Pasir Mas) said that pretty women will get husbands who will provide for them, so companies should consider employing less beautiful women to alleviate poverty. This is a sexist remark by someone who represents the people. How do you know she is going to get married to someone who will provide for them since most of the Kelantanese men who are living in Kelantan are hanging around the house while the wife goes out to work?

The prove is that the number of the women working at Pasar Siti Khadijah… So where is the sense of responsibility of these men? Aren’t they ashamed to be eating out of a women’s hard earned money? For a state that claims to uphold the Quran and Sunnah, ; that situation is against the teaching of Islam as the husband should be the provider for the wife and not the other way round.

On the other hand, Penang island Municipal Council (MPPP) president, Datuk Abu Bakar Hassan blamed New Straits Times reporter Melissa Darlyne Chow, 23 and others for the way she dressed. Hello? Why is that CCTV aimed at her thighs in the first place? That technician is no better than a sick peeping tom who derives pleasure from the unethical behaviour.

Why can’t these people who are in power think about other things for the betterment of the people instead of thinking only about women and sex? For example, how to decrease the crime rate, how to approach Mat Rempits / Minah Rempits so that they change their way (rebellion is often a cry for help or attention), something construction for a change and not petty issues. Do these men in power have nothing else on their mind but women and sex??? If these are what is going on in their minds, it might be better to put the women in power instead.

http://blog.thestar.com.my/permalink.asp?id=7520

My opinion: Show the peoples power, ...don't elect them in the next election...we can jump and shout but once they are elected many forgets the people.

Marketing

(Forwarded mail)

You see a gorgeous girl at a party. You go up to her and say, "I'm fantastic in bed."That's Direct Marketing.

You're at a party with a bunch of friends and see a gorgeous girl. One of your friends goes up to her and pointing at you says, "He's fantastic in bed."That's Advertising.

You see a gorgeous girl at a party. You go up to her and get her telephone number. The next day you call and say, "Hi, I'm fantastic in bed."That's Telemarketing.

You're at a party and see a gorgeous girl. You get up and straighten your tie, you walk up to her and pour her a drink. You open the door for her, pick up her bag after she drops it, offer her a ride, and then say, "By the way, I'm fantastic in bed."That's Public Relations.

You're at a party and see a gorgeous girl. She walks up to you and says, I hear you're fantastic in bed."That's Brand Recognition.

Different Phases of a man:

(Forwarded mail)


After engagement: Superman
After Marriage: Gentleman
After 10 years: Watchman
After 20 years: Doberman


There is only one perfect child in the world and every mother has it.
There is only one perfect wife in the world and every neighbour has it


Prospective husband: Do you have a book called 'Man, The Master of Women'?
Salesgirl: The fiction department is on the other side, sir.


The world's thinnest book has only one word written in it: Everything and the book is titled: "What Woman Want!"


A man who surrenders when he's WRONG, is HONEST.
A man who surrenders when he's NOT SURE, is WISE.
A man who surrenders when he's RIGHT, is a HUSBAND


Galfriends r like chocolates, taste gud anytime.
Lovers are like PIZZAS, Hot n spicy, eaten frequently.
Husbands are like TAHYURU RICE, eaten when there`s no choice


Man receives telegram: Wife dead-should be buried or cremated?
Man: Don't take any chances. Burn the body and bury the ash.


Q: Why dogs don't marry?
A: Because they are already leading a dog's life!


There was this guy who told his woman that he loved her so much that he would go thruogh hell for her. They got married and now he is going thru hell.


Fact of life: One woman brings you into this world crying & the other ensures you continue to do so for the rest of your life!


Q: Why doesn't law permit a man to marry a second woman?
A: Because as per law you cannot be punished twice for the same offence!


Life is a paradox-what u want u don't get (luv), what u get, u don't enjoy(marriage) , what u njoy is not permanent(galfriend ), what is permanent is boring(wife)


What men want: A woman who can cook, a woman who earns good money, a woman who loves him & system to make sure that those 3 women never meet each other!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Rubber from Above

After 2 major incidents of having solid construction material falling from buildings, now I experienced a rubber falling from MRR2 (kepong). I was driving back from Kepong to PJ at about 2pm on Sunday 12th Nov 2006. The location was between pillar 12 and 13. As usual there was a traffic jam and it was about rain. Suddenly I heard a loud sound on the roof of my car. I got out and checked my car roof and saw nothing. My friend got out and picked a block rubber that landed between the wiper and car body. Then we realised that it was the rubber. Lucky it was a rubber (hard though) and did not cause damage to my car. It would have if it was a proton.



I was right under the MRR2 that is being repaired and i dont know if this was a left over part or a "being used part".
Also published at The STAR

Beauty is Natural

You can say the photos are blur, not a good image or whatever ..... but I wanted to take it in that way. Low aperture, not too fast shutter. I wanted to see the expression and movements.... look at her expression ... I can feel her expression and the joy she has in performing the dance. it was very natural for her.

Nothing personal .... I see the two diffrent side, the natural and "made to".


See the joy in her.... she could be performing the same dance many times and various places but it is still a joy for her.




This is not the best picture I have of her but one of it. I did not publish the best picture.

You can make up to make you look that way you want, but the real beauty is the natural beauty that is there in your look and it is there expressed from inside you!