Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Humor, the essence of life...

It is not new when I say
“life without love is impossible”.
Even the most self-centric and selfish person on earth believes in love. How? Of course by loving himself (no gender specified, coz self is always considered as a male gender), simple. :)
But can you imagine love without expectations? Mind it, even desiring a hug every morning from your dear one is an expectation. Even a mother’s love for the child has an expectation of being treated well by the child when he grows up. Even a devotee loving God has an expectation to get liberation. Love cannot exist without expectations; however, the extent of expectation decides how much you love the other person. The expectation should not strangle the person you love.
With the rise of expectations, rises problem. And as it is said rightly -

“Happiness is not an absence of problems, but it is the feeling you get when you give in your best to come out of the problem.”

With problems come worries. However, the worries only create a panic which again leads to a whole lot of new problems. So instead, bring humor to your life. Any situation can be handled with ease if you know how to deal it with a mix of humor.

Nothing is too serious in life to take away your faith in God or has the right to take away the happiness from your life. You are born to be happy. God has sent you on earth to enjoy life and prove your worth so that when you get back to Him, you can proudly say
“God, I have achieved what you had sent me for.”
This very thought of bringing humor to life came from reading the cartoons everyday by RK Laxman on ‘The Times of India’ front page. I smile, no matter how grave the topic he comments upon. The common man he shows never speaks anything, but is just an onlooker. Similarly, even we as a self should only be an onlooker to the situations that we come across, only then we can enjoy the humor of life.

"Without faith, love and a good sense of humor, you dont get through much in this life."

Monday, February 23, 2009

A miracle, hard to believe...

The tiger temple in thailand is a place where an extraordinary bond between man and the world's biggest cats has been formed. The tigers here are so peaceful…its almost as if they have accepted buddhism as their religion. In fact, they even sit for the meditating sessions with the monks and kneel down in front of them as it they are the gurus. The tigers are so docile that the monks have to sometimes train them to fight otherwise they would lose all their power of self protection. The link started in 1999 when a sick baby tiger, orphaned after poachers shot its mother, was brought to the monks. Within a few years several other tiger cubs similarly orphaned by poachers had arrived. The most amazing thing is none of the cubs turned out ferocious on growing up. The monks believe that these tigers are none other than the former Buddhist disciples who have taken rebirth in the same place.