Thursday, May 28, 2009

A distant Heart

Hey there,
Hope you are doing good, I got this forward from my friend and I love to present it here.

A saint asked his disciples, 'Why do we shout in anger? Why do people shout at each other when they are upset?' Disciples thought for a while, one of them said, 'Because we lose our calm, we shout for that.' 'But, why to shout when the other person is just next to you?' asked the saint. 'Isn't it possible to speak to him or her with a soft voice? Why do you shout at a person when you're angry?' Disciples gave some other answers but none satisfied the saint.

Finally he explained, 'When two people are angry at each other, their hearts distance a lot. To cover that distance they must shout to be able to hear each other. The angrier they are, the stronger they will have to shout to hear each other through that great distance.'

Then the saint asked, 'What happens when two people fall in love? They don't shout at each other but talk softly, why? Because their hearts are very close. The distance between them is very small...'

MORAL: When you argue do not let your hearts get distant, do not say words that distance each other more, else there will come a day when the distance is so great that you will not find the path to return.

Sunday, May 17, 2009


"The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life,is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible"

I received this in email and the it hits me like a rock on the head.
We often complain that our life is not the way we wanted it to be.
But do we dare a try, to change it ?
Is it fear of failure?
Or is it losing the comfortness of the present?

"It’s a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it. - Somerset Maugham."

Now my friend, do your self a favour.
Do something that can bring you closer to the things you always wanted.
It can be a simple step, it might even sound absurd to your current situation.
Just do it my friend, it’s worth your effort.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Can a book really do this ?

Last week I finished "Angels and Demons”. If one word can express the reading experience its "WOW” - remember all capitals underlined and bold!

Although there are enough controversies surrounding this book and Da Vinci code (WOW again) one has to accept his works are very much inspiring stands apart from the rest.

For 3 to 4 days all I could think was the story. During the times I wasn’t reading, the last scene I read - kept playing on and on in my head. Page turners like this don’t generally offer philosophical or spiritual insights, because the quotes won’t settle in while you are rushing through the pages. However Dan brown has done a wonderful job of making an irresistible portion of Spirituality, Religion, Science and History.

Here are some quotes I loved from this book.

"Science and religion are not at odds. Science is simply too young to understand."

"Science seems irrelevant. Science can heal, or science can kill. It depends on the soul of the man using the science. It is the soul that interests me"

"Vittoria Vetra: Religion is like language or dress. We gravitate toward the practices with which we were raised. In the end, though we are all proclaiming the same thing. That life has meaning. That we are grateful for that created us.
Robert Langdon: So you’re saying that whether you are a Christian or a Muslim simply depends on where you were born?
Vittoria Vetra: Isn’t it obvious? Look at the diffusion of religion around the globe.
Robert Langdon: So faith is random?
Vittoria Vetra: Hardly. Faith is universal. Our specific methods for understanding it are arbitrary. Some of us pray to Jesus, some us go to Mecca, some of us study subatomic particles. In the end we are all just searching for truth, that which is greater than ourselves. "

"Robert Langdon: Do you believe in God?
Vittoria Vetra: Science tells me God must exist. My mind tells me I will never understand God. And my heart tells me I am not meant to. "