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A poor man asked the Buddha

A poor man asked the Buddha,

“Why am I so poor?”

The Buddha said, “you do not learn to give.”

So the poor man said, “If I’m not having anything?”

Buddha said: “You have a few things,

The Face, which can give a smile;

Mouth: you can praise or comfort others;

The Heart: it can open up to others;

Eyes: who can look the other with the eyes of goodness;

Body: which can be used to help others.”

So, actually we are not poor at all, poverty of spirit is the real poverty.

ABIDING IN THE SELF - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Weekly Knowledge #36 London 14 Feb 1996 United Kingdom

ABIDING IN THE SELF - Sri Sri Vani

Abiding in the self you become the valentine for the whole world. Spirit is the valentine of matter and matter is the valentine of the spirit. They are made for each other. They uphold each other. If you hold onto matter and do not respect the spirit, then matter is not pleased. If you honor the spirit then you will care for the world, and when you care for the world, it will take care of you.

I am the valentine of the whole world and I reside in every heart. If you are my valentine, you will see me everywhere. Have the same love for everyone, with different flavors. You cannot behave the same way with everyone, but you can love all of them the same. Love transcends behavior and etiquette.

Be Loved : HH Sri Sri Ravishankar

Weekly Knowledge #88 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 12 Feb 1997 USA

BE LOVED - Sri Sri Vani 

You don't need to worry to maintain knowledge. When knowledge is lodged in you as wisdom, it will never leave you. Wisdom lodges itself in your heart. Make the Divine your Valentine (your sweet Beloved). This is the last thing to do and the first thing to do. Keep your heart in a safe place; it is too delicate. Events, small things make strong impressions on it. And you cannot find a better place than the Divine to keep your heart safe and your mind sane. When you keep your heart in the Divine, the moving time, the passing events, will not be able to touch it, will not create a scar. A precious stone needs a setting around it, gold or silver, to hold it and to wear it; so wisdom and knowledge are that setting around the heart which will hold it in the Divine.

See the Divine in your Valentine and make the Divinity your Valentine (your sweet beloved). Just BE. . .and know that you are LOVED... That is BELOVED.

Raman Maharishi Q & A : Present Moment

Question: Can a yogi know his past lives? 

Maharshi: Do you know the present life that you wish to know the past? Find the present, then the rest will follow. Even with our present limited knowledge, you suffer so much. Why should you burden yourself with more knowledge? Is it to suffer more?

How to tackle Laziness : Q&A HH Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

# Tackling laziness #
Guru Ji, kindly guide me to turn to spirituality again and again, because laziness blocks me to do this. Please advice how can I tackle laziness.

Sri Sri: To tackle laziness, you should take a vow for a limited period of time. Next 20 days I am not going to be lazy. In between, if you become lazy then from that day onwards for another 20 days take a vow again, ‘I am not going to be lazy.’
Whenever you break a vow, you say from that time you will continue with double the enthusiasm, and double the vigor. That seems to have worked for many people.

# Number one, taking a vow, taking a determination.

# Second would be attending to your food.

# Third would be to do some Pranayama. When there is energy, when there is Prana, it doesn’t allow you to simply sit and be lazy.

# Fourth, check vitamin levels in your body. If D3 is low, which more people seem to be having these days, or B12 is low in your body, then you don’t feel like doing anything. Morning you wake up and you feel too tired. This is the sign of vitamin D3 going very low in your body, because we eat all
this fast food.
E series of preservatives from food block the sun rays from getting processed into the system.
Though you’re in the sun, the D3 doesn’t get into your blood stream. This happens.
That is why we must avoid all these preservatives, ketchups and other such items which has all these chemical preservatives. What do you say? How many of you agree with me on this? (Many in the audience raise hands)

## We should go back to organic natural food.

Signs Of Love - HH SriSri Ravi Shankar

Here are the signs of love!

1. When you love someone you don't see anything wrong in them. Even if you see some fault in them you justify the fault and say, 'Well, everyone does it. It is normal'
2. You think you have not done enough for them. The more you do, the more you want to do for them
3. They are always on your mind
4. Ordinary things become extraordinary. For Ex., a baby winking at its grandmother becomes an extraordinary event
5. You want them to be yours, exclusively 
6. You get hurt even over small things.

When you love someone, you want to see them always happy and you want them to have the best. 

You wish someone of what they don't have, right?
When you say, 'Best Wishes', you imply that they are not best NOW.
I tell you, NOW is the BEST.
If you realize this tomorrow can only be better - Sri Sri on Love

Zero Budget Natural Farming Program Part-1 from 27-29 Oct 2013 at Mirzapur

We are organising a Uttar Pradesh special Zero Budget Natural Farming Part-1 Programme in chemical free natural farming.

*Date: *27-29 Octuber 2013

*Timings: *9:00 a.m. to 3:00p.m.

*Venue: *DR TAPAN CLINIC BHARUHNA
  [Near TATA MOTERS ]         MIRZAPUR
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With warm regards,
BAL KRISHAN YADAV
SSIAST
NATIONAL TRAINING COORDINATOR
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