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“Go-Matha”

 Cow is  an animal, but… a cow has many specialities that no other animal (not even human beings) has in this world. This is the reason that Hindus consider cow as ‘mother’ after their own mother, and pray to the cow with respect calling it “Go-Matha”.  These are some truths about go-matha.

· If a cow eats something poisonous by mistake, and we drink its milk, will we fall ill? To find out, one cow was regularly fed a particular quantity of a poison every day. After 24 hours, its blood, urine, dung and milk were tested in a lab to check where the poison could be found. In this way, the tests were done not for 1 or 2 days, but continuously for 90 days in All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) New Delhi. The researcher did not find any trace of poison in milk, blood, urine or dung of that cow.
Then where did this poison fed for 90 days go? Just like Lord Shiva held poison in his throat, the go-matha hid the entire poison in her throat. This is a special quality that no other animal has.

· This is the only creature that inhales oxygen and also exhales oxygen.   · Cow milk has the quality of countering poison.  · There are diseases that medical science has not yet understood; urine of Go-matha has the power to cure them.   · If cow-ghee and rice are cooked together, two powerful gases called ethylene-oxide, propylene-oxide are released. Propylene-oxide is the best gas used for creating artificial rain.  ·  Cow-urine is the world’s best killer of microbes    · With medicines made using cow dung and cow urine, stomach-related ailments can be cured.  · We can save ourselves from radio-waves by plastering the home floors and area outside home with cow-dung.   · Cow-dung has the power to destroy the microbes causing cholera.   · If 10 grams of cow-ghee is put in fire (yagnya), 1 ton of oxygen is generated.

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Happiness

Beautiful message explaining how Happiness is a State of Mind.

A man of 92 years, short, very well-presented, who takes great care in his appearance, is moving into an old people’s home today.   After waiting several hours in the retirement home lobby, he gently smiles as he is told that his room is ready.  His wife of 80 has recently died, and he is obliged to leave his home.

As he slowly walks to the elevator, using his cane, I describe his small room to him, including the sheet hung at the window which serves as a curtain. “I like it very much”, he says, with the enthusiasm of an 8 year old boy who has just been given a new puppy.

” You haven’t even seen the room yet, hang on a moment, we are almost there. “” That has nothing to do with it “, he replies. ” It is already decided in my mind that I like my room. It is a decision I take every morning when I wake up. ”

” Happiness is something I choose in advance. Whether or not I like the room does not depend on the furniture, or the decor rather it depends on how I decide to see it. “”I can choose. I can spend my day in bed enumerating all the difficulties that I have with the parts of my body that no longer work very well, or I can get up and give thanks to heaven for those parts that are still in working order. “

“Every day is a gift, and as long as I can open my eyes, I will focus on the new day, and all the happy memories that I have built up during my life. “”Old age is like a bank account. You withdraw in later life what you have deposited along the way. “So, my advice to you is to deposit all the happiness you can in your bank account of memories. Thank you for your part in filling my account with happy memories, which I am still continuing to fill.

Remember these simple guidelines for happiness.

1. Free your heart from hate.
2. Free your mind from worry.
3. Live simple.
4. Give more.
5. Expect less.

If you have been blessed by this message, send it to your loved ones and your friends. It is the way we touch each other with simple truths that spread goodness in the world. Who knows, a miracle may happen as a result.

Have a Blessed Day. Every day is a Bonus.

 

*What is Maturity of Mind ? *

  1. Correcting ourselves without trying to correct others.
  2. Accepting others with their short comings.
  3. Understanding the opinions of others from their perspectives.
  4. Learning to leave what are to be avoided.
  5. Leaving the expectations from others.
  6. Doing whatever we do with peace of mind.
  7. Avoiding to prove our intelligence on others.
  8. Avoiding the status that others should accept our actions.
  9. Avoiding the comparisons of ourselves with others.
  10. Trying to keep our peace in our mind 
          without worrying for anything.

    11. Understanding the difference between the basic needs and what we want.

  11. Reaching the status that happiness is not connected 
          with material things.

*Our life will be simple if only we practice 7 or 8 of the above 12*

Live your Life & Love your Life.

 

 

Advice to seniors.*

A study in United States shows over 51% of old people fall down from climbing stairs. Every year, many Americans are killed by climbing stairs.

*Experts Reminder:* 

After 65 years, these 10 actions should be avoided:

1, do not climb staircase. If must climb, hold on firmly to staircase railings.

2, do not rapidly twist your head. Warm up your whole body first.

3, do not bend your body to touch your toe. Warm up your whole body first.

4, do not stand to wear your pants. Wear your pants while sitting down.

5, do not sit up when lying face up. Sit up from one side (left hand side, or right hand side) of your body.

6, do not twist your body before exercise. Warm up whole first.

7, do not walk backwards. Falling backwards can result in serious injury.

8, do not bend waist to lift heavy weight. Bend your knees and lift up heavy object while half squatting.

9, do not get up fast from bed. Wait a few minutes before getting up from bed.

10, do not over force defecation. Let it come naturally. 

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*Superb Story*

A little boy went to his old grandpa and asked, “What’s the value of life?”  The grandpa gave him one stone and said, “Find out the value of this stone, but don’t sell it.”  The boy took the stone to an Orange Seller and asked him what its cost would be.  The Orange Seller saw the shiny stone and said, “You can take 12 oranges and give me the stone.”  The boy apologized and said that the grandpa has asked him not to sell it.

He went ahead and found a vegetable seller.
“What could be the value of this stone?” he asked the vegetable seller.  The seller saw the shiny stone and said, “Take one sack of potatoes and give me the stone.” The boy again apologized and said he can’t sell it.

Further ahead, he went into a jewellery shop and asked the value of the stone.  The jeweler saw the stone under a lens and said, “I’ll give you 1 million for this stone.” When the boy shook his head, the jeweler said, “Alright, alright, take 2 24karat gold necklaces, but give me the stone.” The boy explained that he can’t sell the stone.

Further ahead, the boy saw a precious stone’s shop and asked the seller the value of this stone.  When the precious stone’s seller saw the big ruby, he lay down a red cloth and put the ruby on it.  Then he walked in circles around the ruby and bent down and touched his head in front of the ruby. “From where did you bring this priceless ruby from?” he asked.

“Even if I sell the whole world, and my life, I won’t  be able to purchase this priceless stone.”
Stunned and confused, the boy returned to the grandpa and told him what had happened.  “Now tell me what is the value of life, grandpa?”  Grandpa said,

“The answers you got from the Orange Seller, the Vegetable Seller, the Jeweler & the Precious Stone’s Seller explain the value of our life…

You may be a precious stone, even priceless, but, people will value you based on their intellectual status, their level of information, their belief in you, their motive behind entertaining you, their ambition, their risk taking ability & ultimately their calibre.

So don’t fear, you will surely find someone who will discern your true value.”
*Respect yourself.* *Don’t sell yourself cheap.*
*You are rare, Unique, Original and the only one of ur kind.* *Your are a masterpiece because u r MASTER’S PIECE.*
*No one can Replace you.*

A mindful educationist

In an effort to bring about change in the society, a Begumpet sub-inspector, Madhu Uyala, has recently adopted a government school in his jurisdiction. Interestingly, before joining Hyderabad Police in 2013, Madhu was a teacher. “I used to coach students for IIT entrance exams for six years. I had to quit my job after I fell ill for a few months. Post which I joined the police department,” says Madhu.

However, a change in profession could not dampen his spirit to work in the education sector. “I met a few pass outs from the Zeera Government  Upper Primary School, Shamlal (Telugu medium). They were lamenting about the poor facilities and lack of basic infrastructure at their school. It was then that I decided to adopt the school and serve the students,” he says.

Talking about the contribution of his students’ and the locals in transforming the adopted school, Madhu says, “They contributed abacus tools, school bags, note books, stationery and even sports equipments like carom boards and volleyball kits. We have hired two non-teaching staff members to look after the sanitation. We have also renovated  the entire school, constructed compound walls.”

Apart from this, the school will soon form an Aspirants’ Hub — a two-room knowledge centre for competitive exam study. And now, Madhu’s wife, Archana, is joining the cause as well. “She is also a teacher and an expert in abacus. She recently delivered a baby boy, so after a couple of months, she will take up classes,” he mentions.

Madhu now wants to bring them on par with private schools. “Recently, we prepared a special time table, which included skill-oriented teaching aid among other things. With the school strength going up to 70, the DEO is now considering to convert it into an English-medium school from the next academic year,” he says.

Clearly, Madhu’s initiative is not just quenching his own passion for the sector, but also rousing a fire in many young minds.

courtesy    Deccan Chronicle

 

Redefining kitchen remedies

It might taste weird, but the little xilikha or Chebulic myrobalan is a powerhouse of vitamin C and minerals

In Assam, as part of wedding rituals, it is customary for the groom’s family to bring goodies for the bride before the actual wedding. While this shagunconsists of an assortment of gifts, one of them happens to be an unusual dried fruit. The only other time this fruit is eaten is when one is suffering from a mouth ulcer.

Intrigued? I’m talking about the fruit that is locally known as xilikha. The English name for this is Chebulic myrobalan or Terminalia chebula.

It is with this fruit that I associate bitter-sweet flavours. It wouldn’t be off the mark to even describe it as weird. Simply try biting into one and you’ll know what I’m talking of. But drink some water after eating it for a touch of sweetness.

It is said to be popular with deer, and as a child, I was made to believe that eating xilikha would make me as swift as a gazelle. It was only years later, when I was down with a bad cold, that simply wouldn’t get any better despite my having downed an entire bottle of cough syrup, that I was advised to chew on and drink the juice of the same fruit. And it worked.

Turns out, the fruit is known for its medicinal properties across the country. While in Telugu it is called karakkaya, it is known as haritaki, abhaya andpathya in Sanskrit, harad in Hindi, hirada in Marathi, alalekaayi in Kannada,kadukkai in Tamil, and horitoky in Bengali.

It is hard and yellowish-green in colour when raw. The peel is firm and fleshy, but it is the single seed that gives the fruit its elliptical shape. The tree can be found in the sub-Himalayan tracks, from the banks of the Ravi to West Bengal and in the deciduous forests of Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Assam and Maharashtra.

It is also regarded a universal panacea in Ayurveda and in traditional Tibetan medicine, because of its healing powers.

Apart from being the go-to natural remedy for common cold, it is best known for its health benefits for the digestive system. It is considered to be a natural colon cleanser, address constipation, flatulence, ulcers, nausea, colic and haemorrhoids.

In addition to its digestive benefits, this vitamin C and minerals-rich fruit is known to have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and also promote tissue growth and health.

courtesy     The Hindu