Life is a journey with many ups and downs, pleasure and pain, joy and sorrow, success and failures.
On Some days we feel blessed, while on other days, we are struggling to achieve our goals.
At those moments of uncertainties, we need some kind of encouragement and support, some reassuring words, a hand on our shoulder, so that we are able to get through that moment, that situation.
Motivation— We need it everyday!
The Guru-Shishya Parampara of ancient India denotes a spiritual relationship between the teacher and the students.
In ancient India, the relationship between the Guru and Shishya was emotional and personal, and not just related to books and classrooms.
In those days, the Shishya or the student had to live at the teacher’s home, or the Gurukul.
The Gyana or the knowledge was imparted by the guru, not by the books, but by day- today activities, and by examples set by the teachers or the gurus.
The relationship between the Guru and Shishya was pure, selfless, with a feeling of commitment and submission for each other.
The Shishya, while observing his Guru closely, used to master all the skills and knowledge given by his teacher.
This required commitment from both the Guru and the Shishya.
The Shishya had a sense of gratitude and lifelong respect for the Gurus.
Guru Purnima is celebrated all over India, to honour the Gurus, to express gratitude to the Gurus.
Anyone who teaches you anything or even something, is your Guru, your parents of course, being your first Gurus.
गुरू-गोविन्द दोऊ खड़े, काके लागुं पाय,
बलिहारी गुरु आपने, गोविन्द दियो बताय।
Happy Guru Purnima 🙏🙏
St. Kabir Das—The famous Indian poet, saint and social reformer, whose poems, couplets, teachings are still relevant, although he composed them in 15th century.
Famously known as “Kabir ke dohe”, teaches us the important lessons of life. Sharing some of them here, on Kabir Jayanti.
Happy Father’s Day!
The love of a father is often unexpressed.
Fathers usually don’t show their tears or their fears.
But, the invisible protection, which his presence provides us, remains the pillar of strength throughout our lives.
Remembering my father not only on this Father’s Day, but everyday.
Yes, I miss him every moment, and feel his presence and blessings always upon me.
Some quotes to express my feelings on ‘Father’s day.’
1. There is no teacher equal to mother and there’s nothing more contagious than the dignity of a father. — Amit Ray
2. Confident women are raised by loving dads. —-Nitya Prakash
3. Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, storytellers, and singers of song.—-Pam Brown
4. I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection. —Sigmund Freud.
5. To the world, you are a dad. But to our family, you are the world. —Unknown
6. It is a wise father that knows his own child.—William Shakespeare
7. The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature. —Antoine Francois Prevost.
8. A girl’s first true love is her father. —Marisol Santiago
9. The greatest mark of a father is how he treats his children, when no one is looking. —Dan Pearce.
10. To be the father of a nation is a great honour, but to be the father of a family is a greater joy. — Nelson Mandela.
11. My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: He believed in me. —- Jim Valvano
We can’t appreciate the ‘light’, if we don’t experience the ‘darkness.‘
One must be able to know, about their own ‘darkness’, in order to deal with the ‘darkness’ in other people.
‘Light’ and ‘Darkness’ are part of our lives.
You cannot view the Moon and the Stars, unless you have the backdrop of ‘darkness.’
‘Light’ and ‘darkness’ exist side by side. Sometimes, they explain each other, and at other times, they overlap each other.
The ‘darkness’ within us, or around us, might be easy to ‘light’ up, if we use the ‘light’ we have within us, to reform ourselves, or in other words, improve our thinking (positive).
“Life isn’t just about darkness or light, rather it’s about finding light within the darkness.”—-Landon Parham