Janmashtami, is the birthday of Krishna. It is celebrated with fasting until midnight and then one breaks one’s fast. It is a 24 hour fast with no water. A Jhanki is made, which is like the Christmas Creche. Then at midnight, prayers are offered and 56 dishes are offered to Krishna. Continue reading
Am I as admirable as that ant? Wise sayings about ants. Let us be mindful about what they say.
If an ant carries an object a hundred times its weight, you can carry burdens many times your size.
One bee cannot build a hive; one ant cannot build a colony.
It is the ant, not the lion which the elephant fears.
No one cares about an injured leg of a tiny ant. It has to be healed for its own walking. Such is the norm of nature which seems to be always unwilling to compromise. Continue reading
Prasad, bhet, akshat and daan are different names for giving.
Daan means charity. Any giving by a householder is known as daan.
Prasad means an offering of goodwill. Any giving that happens in a temple, church or ashram is known as prasad. This offering or present carries good wishes for one’s health, happiness, prosperity and peace. Continue reading