Swami Vivekananda said that India needs Islamic body (concept
of brotherhood ) and a Vedantic brain (the idea of oneness ). One
can add to what Vivekananda said, that along with the Islamic body
and Vedantic brain, India also needs the heart of Christ.(T.O.I.
-Reader’ view )
2)Quote of the day:
”Life is a tragedy to those who feel but a comedy
to those who think.”—Horace Walpole.
a)Swarnaprashana is a traditional system of administering gold
linctus to children to boost their immunity and memory power.
b)People need to replace water lost through breathing, urinating
and sweating each day–but that doesn’t necessarily 8 glasses
( 2 litres ) 0f water. Most people don’t realise they get water
from other sources in the diet. And too much water can be
harmful leading to an imbalance of sodium in the body, a
condition called hyponatremia.–Wendy Repovich.
– ( a physiologist at Washington).
4)Do you know?
a)”Thirukkural” is a spiritual literature in Tamil,
comparable to the Vedas; more than 2,000 years old,
written by a humble weaver,Valluvaar, who was born
in Madras.Presented in poetic couplets, the Kural is a
treatise on the 3 fold purposeful direction of life:–
Aram (virtue ), Porul (wealth) and Inbum (love).
b)May Flower blooms in the Spring season. The word
”May” has been derived from ”Maia Majestas”, the Roman
Goddess of Spring.This month is devoted to the Goddess
of meditation.The Romans used to start the month with the
worship of Flora, the Goddess of flowers of ancient Rome.
”May Flower” is also the name of a ship (1620).
c)Jazz, rock. pop or semi-classical, all are just different names
given to people, rocking to a set of beats.
a)Teacher:How the chick comes out of an egg?
Student:That is not a big question,Sir….How
did the chick entered the egg, is the important question.
b)Mr. A.:I want to go to America.Do you know anyone there,
so that I can avail their help in need.
Mr.B:I know the U.S.A.President Obama, ex-Presidents
George Bush and Bill Clinton.
Mr.A:Oh, you know them all? It’s really great!
Mr. B:I know them, but they don’t know me.
6)Diary:Somewhere I read the meaning of the word ”Hindu”
as the one who does not belong to a particular religion or sect
but a non violent human being. In Kannada the word ‘Hindu”
means one who keeps himself away from violence.”Himse” means
violence in Kannada and ”Dura” means distance.One who distances
himself from violence is a real Hindu and Ahindu means the
one who possesses opposite qualities of a Hindu.