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I saved the best for last

 

   An old story is told about the beginning of time. The universe was in the process of being created and not everything was yet in order or fully functioning. Before the universe could be totally engaged, the Creator had one final task to complete. To help him complete this task the Lord summoned an angel.

The angel came. The Creator told the angel that he, the Lord, had one last job to do in the making of the universe.

“I saved the best for last,” the Creator told the angel. “I have here the real meaning of human life, the treasure of life, the purpose and goal of all this that I have created.

“Because this treasure is valuable beyond description,” the Creator continued, “I want you to hide it. Hide this treasure so well that human beings will know its value to be immeasurable.”

“I will do so, Lord,” said the angel. “I will hide the treasure of life on the highest mountain top.”

“The treasure will be too easy to find there,” said the Creator.

“Then,” said the angel, “I will hide the treasure in the great desert wilderness. Surely, the treasure will not be easily found there.”

“No, too easy.”

“In the vast reaches of the universe?” asked the angel. “That would make a difficult search.”

“No,” the Creator said pondering. Then his face showed a flash of inspiration. “I know. I have the place. Hide the treasure of life within the human being. He will look there last and know how precious this treasure is. Yes, hide the treasure there.”

~ Swami Ram

Just one breath- BKS Iyengar

In Hatha Yoga Pradipika they say that the mind is the king of the senses and the breath is the king of the mind. And if the nerves, nervous system which is about 6,000 miles in our system has a rhythmic vibration then that rhythmic vibration of the nerves becomes the king of the breath. I will show you the inhalation and exhalation to experience the rhythm of the sound of breath...

That is inhalation. Did you experience the beauty of that sound?

So also exhalation...

~ BKS Iyengar

Inner harmony is your greatest supporter

Good judgment is a natural expression of wisdom;but it is directly dependant on harmony within, which is poise of mind. When the mind lacks harmony, it has no peace, and without peace it lacks both judgment and wisdom. Life is full of bumps and knocks. In the hours of trials, which demand your keenest judgment, if you preserve your mental equilibrium you will attain victory. Inner harmony is your greatest supporter in bearing the burden of life.

~ Paramhans Yogananda

Yoga for me

Yoga is to be known by Yoga. Yoga is the teacher of Yoga. The power of Yoga manifests through Yoga alone. The practitioner who does not become careless, negligent, inattentive, he/she alone rests in Yoga and enjoys Yoga.

~ Ved Vyas

Sanskrit prayer before meals

Sanskrit praer before meals, ayurvedaThis Sanskrit prayer to be read before a meal, indicates that eating and digesting is a sacred act. The prayer means know Anna, the food to be Brahma (the creative force), the juices in the food, the elements worthy of digestion to be Vishnu (the force that sustains), and the act of digestion to be Shiva (the force that destroys non-essentials). If you know this while you have your meals, no ill-effects which may have otherwise emanated from the food will affect you. Know the act of eating and digestion to be sacred :-) Food in Banke Bihari ki gali

Gandhi’s prayer for peace

I offer you peace, 

I offer you love,

I offer you friendship,

I see your beauty,

I hear your need,

I feel your feelings,

My wisdom flows from the Highest Source.

I salute that source in you.

Let us work together for unity and love.

(Gandhi’s prayer for peace)

Who said I can’t be superman(with lyrics)…Hannah Montana

Lyrics:
I'm more than just,
Your average girl
I like to turn me up,
And show the world(oh yeah)
Cause some can talk the talk,
But this girl just wants to rock(rock)
I'm individual,
I'm not like anyone
I can be glamorous just like you see in all the magazines
I can be cool as ice
Or anything I want to be
(Chorus)
Who Said,
Who said I can't be superman
I say,I say that I know I can
Who said,
Who said I won't be president
I say,I say you ain't see nothin' yet
(oh yeah!)
(yeah!)
Go on and make some noise
Every girl has her choice
To lead their own parade
I do it my way
(Owwww)
I can be soft and sweet,
Or louder than the radio
I can be sophisticated,
Or totally go(totally go)
Out of control(out of control)
(Chorus)
Who said,
Who said I can't be superman
I say,I say that I know I can
Who said,
Who said I'm not electrified
I say,I say,
There no holding back
Staying right on track
Cause' you control the game
So let'im know your name
No limitations on imagination,
Imagine that!!
(chorus)
Who said,
Who said
I can't be world wide
I say,I say
time is on my side
Who said,
Who said I can't be ten feet tall
I say,I say
that I can have it all
Who said,
Who said
I can't be superman
I say,I say
that I know I can
Who said,
Who said
I won't be president
I say,I say
you ain't see nothin' yet
(whooooaa!)
(yeah!)
Who said
(yeah!)
That's right!

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