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In an ancient temple, a number of pigeons lived happily on the roof top. When the renovation of the temple began for the annual temple feast, the pigeons relocated themselves to a Church nearby. The existing pigeons in the Church accommodated the new comers very well.

Christmas was nearing and the Church was given a facelift, all the pigeons had to move out and look for another place. They were fortunate to find a place in a Mosque nearby, the pigeons in the Mosque welcomed them happily. It was Ramadan time and the Mosque was repainted, all the pigeons now came to the same ancient temple.

One day the pigeons on top found some communal clashes below in a market square. The baby pigeon asked the mother pigeon “Who are these people?” The mother replied, “They are Human beings”. The baby asked, “But why are they fighting with each other?”

The mother said “These human beings going to temple are called ‘Hindus’ and the people going to Church are called ‘Christians’ and the people going to Mosque are called ‘Muslims’.

The Baby pigeon asked, “Why is it so? When we were in the Temple, we were called Pigeons, when we were in the Church, we were called Pigeons and when we were in the Mosque and we were called Pigeons. Similarly they should be called just ‘Human beings’ wherever they go”?

The mother Pigeon said, “Apparently these so called intelligent human beings don’t understand that there is one God called by different names in different religions. Hence they are fighting and killing each other in the name of religion.”

Surekha Kothari

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I want to share what my mother told me today…about “titiksha”. It means, without worry, grief or tears and without resisting the flow of life and events, to tolerate everything. A tall order, right? But there is more!

This is just ONE quality of a peaceful person. The others are: decisiveness, obedience, sacrifice, love, generosity, happiness, silence, patience and tolerance.
These are pearls of wisdom from our spiritual texts and Masters who lived these qualities.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

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The most intelligent thought process would be the managing of the cause and effect cycle. When we feel we don’t want to give people a reason to feel inadequate or unhappy on account of us, we are actually trying to manage relationships intelligently. 

When Mahatma Gandhi advocated turning the other cheek when slapped on one, it was a suggestion to pour cold water to extinguish the fire, to take away from the person the weapon of anger and the consequences thereof. 

We know what happens when there is a vehement reaction! Things escalate within a second and a spark turns into a raging fire.

The way to go is be intelligent enough to nip any oncoming issue in the bud.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

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Speakingtree Blog: www.speakingtree.in/public/surekhakothari

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There was a couple living in a small village in Gujarat. The man would get up early every morning, meditate for one hour and then start his morning routine. The woman would sleep in late and get up only after the man finished meditating.

While conserving one day, the woman asked, “You get up so early. What do you get out of the meditation?”

The man answered, “I get nothing”.

 The woman, surprised, said, “Then why don’t you catch up on your sleep, like me?”

The man said, “Actually, I lose a lot through meditation”.

The woman, even more surprised, asked, “What do you lose?”

The man said, “Over a period of time, I have lost my ego, my anger, my selfish ways and reduced my jealousies and hatreds. What I have achieved is peace of mind”.

TRY THIS FORMULA SOMETIME. 

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

Speakingtree Blog: www.speakingtree.in/public/surekhakothari

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Gratitude and forgiveness are two jewels in the human crown without which the crown is one with thorns. So, a big round of gratitude to every helpful soul, not only in Chennai but everywhere. And forgiveness for others and ourselves for all the reasons we know about. A lot to learn and keep learning…to fine tune our heart chakra to feel more love, compassion and empathy. Stay blessed!

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

Speakingtree Blog: www.speakingtree.in/public/surekhakothari

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Grace


Grace! The most obvious to me: God’s grace!

It is always there, whether we feel it or not. And not being able to feel it is our flaw, our lack of awareness and connectivity with the Divine.

Then the grace of a human being. Evidently, the first thought is physical grace. But beyond that, grace as in graceful behavior, the ability to temper it with a sense of calm, good will and control, without hurting.

Grace as opposed to brash, even crass. Grace as in inspiring respect. Grace as in simple, honest and conciliatory. As in considerate and helpful in return for unkind behavior.

Graceful talk as opposed to merely a graceful walk or gait.

To have grace is a sterling quality divine in content.    

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

Speakingtree Blog: www.speakingtree.in/public/surekhakothari

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