Tuesday, November 30, 2010


"When the mind is unguarded, bodily action is unguarded; speech also is unguarded; thought also is unguarded. When the mind is guarded, bodily action is guarded; speech also is guarded; and thought also is guarded. "' 

"By mind the world is led, by mind is drawn: 
And all men own the sovereignty of mind." 

"If one speaks or acts with a wicked mind, pain follows one as the wheel, the hoof of the draught-ox. " 

"If one speaks or acts with a pure mind, happiness follows one as the shadow that never departs. " 

One can read about life of Buddha and Dhammapada by clicking the below two links

Life of Buddha 
The Dhammapada

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Four Candles

Four candles slowly burned, the ambiance was so soft one could almost hear them talking...

The first candle said " I am peace. The world is full of anger and fighting, nobody can keep me lit". Then the flame of peace went out completely"

The second candle said " I am faith. I am no longer indispensable, it does not make sense that I stay lit another moment ". Just then a breeze softly blew Faith's flame.

Sadly the third candle began to speak: " I am love, people don't understand my importance so they simply put me aside.They even forget to love those who are nearest to them". And waiting no longer Love's flame went out.

Suddenly a child entered the room and saw the three unlit candles " why aren't you burning? You are supposed to stay still lit till the end". Saying this the child began to cry.

Then the fourth candle answered: " Don't be afraid. I am hope. While I am still burning we can re-lit the other candles". With shining eye the child took the candle and lit other candles.

The greatest of these is LOVE.....but the flame of HOPE should never go out of your life. With hope each of us can live with Peace, Faith and Love.


Dear GOD,

You are light and salvation. You are my hope, please come into my heart , forgive all my wrongs, lead me to the right path. Help me be an instrument of Your love and cause Your light to shine others through me.

GOD bless All
--author unknown