Saturday, August 29, 2009

I am not

My bones
My skin
my nose
my face
my fingers
my feet
my penis
my skull
my thoughts

I am above them. I am consciousness.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Child questions why

I like the child so innocent and gay
I like his smile and joyful play
He has questions and questions
Everything is a big why
I can only answers some questions
And leave the rest with don’t know why

I know this child will grow up
And stop questioning and believe in unchanging reality
I hope he does not stop questioning life
I hope he finds answers to why

The world is a mystery
that wise men quarrel to know its origin
We live here only a short while
and my love for this child
is unexpressable.
Love is the answer
Oh child that we may play together
and we exist to play and not live alone

Secret of spiritual happiness

Sri Krishna says in the Bhagavat gita that those people who do not sacrifice their actions to Him enjoy sense and body enjoyments(probably also mental)like the animals do and their life is not worth the human birth.

The abandoning sense enjoyment and the suggestions in the mind of indulgence in sense enjoyment knowing fully that there is a higher delight of our self existence within us and experiencing this delight which is far superior in quality to sense enjoyment is the secret that a wise man can really experience in life.

Does it mean that one also abandon relationships with other human beings? Relations do not necessarily be abandoned but care needs to be taken that one does not fall to the temptations of sense enjoyments and remain calm during the tumult of desires to indulge. It needs great faith in the divine to reject lower happiness for higher happiness of the self. One may temporarily abandon the physical circumstance that cause the lower happiness of the senses but life does not provide such opportunities all the time. Most of us are householders and have to take care of our families. A temporary vacation is fine but complete jettison of responsibilities is questionable. Of course all depends on the inner call. But eventually the yogin has to deal with everybody and he needs to learn through experience not to succumb to pressure and suggestions of lower happiness of the body.
The higher happiness of the self is waiting for you. Do not fall into the lure of the lower happiness of the body. Be wise. God will take care of you if you do your part.

Quote of the day: Robert Kennedy

"Laws can embody standards; governments can enforce laws — but the final task is not a task for government. It is a task for each and every one of us. Every time we turn our heads the other way when we see the law flouted — when we tolerate what we know to be wrong — when we close our eyes and ears to the corrupt because we are too busy, or too frightened — when we fail to speak up and speak out — we strike a blow against freedom and decency and justice."

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Quote of the day: Fatal mistake

We identify thoughts as ourselves and not as nature. We have no clue that we are the silence witness behind the thoughts. This identification of minds action as ourselves is the fatal mistake which is called the EGO. Oneself as the doer of action and not nature is the lost Knowledge of the doer that brings unbounded sorrow. When ego is sacrificed it bring Unbounded happiness.

Thought of the day

Do not think of women as an object of enjoyment. The body dies after a while and the desire of enjoyment never dies. Instead learn to look at the soul behind the body and the One who resides in the body.

Thought of the day

It is the Ego that divides my soul's union with the divine. Sacrifice the Ego and everything becomes the One Divine. Who else lives here other than Him.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Quote of the day

Peace that comes with the silence of the mind is the best state of being--worry less and happy.

Friday, August 21, 2009

O Sole Mio!!

"'O sole mio" is a globally known Neapolitan song written in 1898. It has been performed and covered by many artists, including such stalwarts of opera as Enrico Caruso, Beniamino Gigli, Mario Lanza, The Three Tenors, as well as rock/pop artists such as Bryan Adams, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Vitas (who sings it in a high countertenor range) and Elvis Presley. The lyrics were written by Giovanni Capurro, and the melody was composed by Eduardo di Capua. Though there are versions in other languages, 'O sole mio is usually sung in the original Neapolitan language. 'O sole mio is the Neapolitan equivalent of Standard Italian Il sole mio and translates literally as "My Sun" (not "Oh My Sun").

Neapolitan lyrics

Che bella cosa e' na giornata 'e sole
n'aria serena doppo na tempesta!
Pe' ll'aria fresca pare già na festa
Che bella cosa e' na giornata 'e sole

Ma n'atu sole,
cchiù bello, oje ne'
'O sole mio
sta 'nfronte a te!
'O sole, 'o sole mio
sta 'nfronte a te!
sta 'nfronte a te!

Quanno fa notte e 'o sole se ne scenne,
me vene quase 'na malincunia;
sotto 'a fenesta toia restarria
quanno fa notte e 'o sole se ne scenne.

Ma n'atu sole,
cchiù bello, oje ne'
'O sole mio
sta 'nfronte a te!
'O sole, 'o sole mio
sta 'nfronte a te!
sta 'nfronte a te!

English translation

What a beautiful thing is a sunny day,
The air is serene after a storm
The air's so fresh that it already feels like a celebration
What a beautiful thing is a sunny day

But another sun,
that's brighter still
It's my own sun
that's upon your face!
The sun, my own sun
It's upon your face!
It's upon your face!

When night comes and the sun has gone down,
I almost start feeling melancholy;
I'd stay below your window
When night comes and the sun has gone down.

But another sun,
that's brighter still
It's my own sun
that's upon your face!
The sun, my own sun
It's upon your face!
It's upon your face!

English versions

In 1915 Charles W. Harrison recorded the first English translation of "O Sole Mio." In 1921, William E. Booth-Clibborn wrote lyrics for a hymn using the music, titled Down From His Glory.

In 1949, U.S. singer Tony Martin recorded "There's No Tomorrow", which used the melody of "O Sole Mio." About ten years later, while stationed in Germany with the U.S. Army, Elvis Presley heard the recording, and put to tape a private version of the song. Upon his discharge, he requested that new lyrics be written especially for him, a job that was undertaken by the songwriting duo of Aaron Schroeder and Wally Gold, with a demo by David Hill. The rewritten version was titled "It's Now or Never" and was a worldwide hit for Presley.

In 1998 Christopher Lee and Rhapsody of Fire recorded the English-Italian version.

In October 2002 a judge in Turin declared that Alfredo Mazzucchi (1878-1972), previously considered only as a music transcriber, was actually a legitimate third author.[1][2][3] The song has been removed from the public domain and is now protected by copyright until 2042.

In popular culture

At the 1920 Olympic Games in Antwerp, O Sole Mio was played when the music to the Italian national anthem could not be found.[4]

Because the song is so well-known, invoking in many the beauty and romanticism of Italian culture, many hotels and restaurants have been named after it.[citation needed]

* The song is sung with harp accompaniment in the 1931 Marx Bros. movie Monkey Business.
* A version of the song ("Just one Cornetto...") performed by Renato Pagliari was used for decades on British television to advertise Cornetto ice cream. In the ads, it is usually sung by a Venetian gondolier, despite Venice being hundreds of miles from Naples.
* The song is commonly heard playing from Ice Cream Vans all over the world.
* It has been used several times in the round called "One Song To The Tune Of Another" in I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue on BBC Radio 4.
* Ernie from Sesame Street sang this song in one skit in order to wake someone up to tell him what time it was. (It was 3:00 AM)
* A recording by Beniamino Gigli features in the film "The Addams Family" (1991).
* An Easter egg in the video game Riven shows the character of Gehn singing this tune - John Keston, who portrayed Gehn, was singing between takes.
* A remix of 'O sole mio, created by Namco, is featured in many of the Taiko no Tatsujin games.


Thursday, August 20, 2009

Prayer for Purity

May this sacrifice of the ego to the Divine purify my lower triple existence to be capable of the enjoyment of higher Ananda of the Divine. May it purity the mind, vital and body to enjoy the delight of higher Divine existence without the habit of suffering. May this happen sooner and may my mind see the one everywhere and the vital enjoy the the divine delight and my body be the crucible of that delight on earth.

Quote of the day

If enjoyment and stimulation of senses is the best happiness possible, than prostitution is the best profession on earth.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Health care reform interview