In times of darkness, stay on your path.

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When we’re confronted with dark events, dark forces, with painful, even horrific experiences, images, or thoughts, it’s natural to be blindsided. It’s easy to fixate, to fall out of focus on our goals. To fall off our paths.

And of course this is particularly injurious in dark moments. We may lose the vision of our way forward in the ways that we were imagining, with our peace of mind, even our belief systems, shattered.

In times of trial, consider that the very focus that has been disrupted is, yes, still, like a gift you don’t have to wait for, the way forward. Stay focused, or re-focus, or begin to focus, on your highest priorities. Live your values, what you find most meaningful and beautiful.

Consider it a helpful discipline, challenging enough that you CAN’T fixate on that which would further darken your door, weakening you in body, mind and spirit. Do your good work, on your chosen path. And reach out for support that you need and deserve.

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Intolerance only rising in media: Stop bashing Mr Modi

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http://www.dailyo.in/politics/modi-vedic-science-irfan-habib-rss-isis-intolerance-sahitya-akademi-historians/story/1/7136.html

During the last few months many journalists have raged against perceived excesses and moral lapses of the Indian government. In turn, the journalists have been criticised in the social media for their hypocrisy.

Many historians have also piled on in their criticism of the government. One old worthy went as far as to say that the RSS and ISIS are quite like each other. A scribe countered: “Anyone who compares the RSS & ISIS should visit both. One will behead him, the other will give him a lecture on Vedic science.” There are those who consider a lecture on Vedic science as intolerable as a beheading.

So what is this about Vedic science that gets people worked up? One specific matter that angered was the claims by ministers that ancient India had science, and not all that is admirable outside of religion, yoga, and the symbol for zero has come from outside. After some very nasty columns accused the ministers of chauvinism, communalism and made-up history, I was approached, as a historian of science, to deliver the coup de grace to this atavistic monster.

But the claims made by the ministers are broadly right and the journalists could have checked them out by a simple search on the internet. What can we do if it is true that the first atomic theory of matter was conceived in India, and the Pythagoras Theorem was proved in India several centuries before Greece? Likewise, Indian mathematics and astronomy were ahead of their European counterparts for centuries until the medieval times, and it was then that the adoption of the Indian numerals brought about a renaissance in European mathematics.

More recently, the idea of inoculation went from India and transformed Western medicine. Mendeleev was inspired by the Sanskrit alphabet to create his periodic table of elements. Schrodinger, one of the creators of quantum mechanics, credited the Upanishads for the idea of superposition that is central to that theory.

Even Indian technology was good. As just one example, Damascus steel, of which the best sword blades were made, was based on wootz steel imported from India. Economists tell us that for centuries, until the Industrial Revolution of the 19th century, about 30 per cent of the world economic output came from India, and this couldn’t have been done by naked sadhus alone! India had its artists, engineers, bankers, doctors, philosophers, and thinkers.

I am not trying to claim that everything important originated in India. Other civilisations made their own unique contributions to art and science and they may very well have lists as impressive as India’s. But it should not be a crime to acknowledge facts that are accepted by historians the world over.

What is fascinating is that the journalists have become a kind of a thought police. One is not allowed to speak of India’s past lest it amount to bragging that might hurt the sentiments of some minority groups in India or perhaps that of Europeans.

This is bizarre and patronising. Most people are reasonable. No one cares for the nostrums of the colonial times and people realise that in many ways the past doesn’t matter. The strength of a country or civilisation comes from the strength of its economy and its cultural and military power.

Some journalists want to counter this talk of Indian past by bashing current cultural practices and they do so by crossing ethical boundaries. It is perfectly all right for an activist or an opinion writer to express their disapproval of one thing or the other, but the anchor of a show (like the referee of match) is not to reveal his or her own biases and prejudices, nor disrespect any position. If a Western anchor were to do so even on Twitter, they will be sure to lose their job. Indian anchors do not appear to be bothered by this fine point and just the other day one of them poked fun at the Hindu custom of Karva Chauth when they would not dare to speak disparagingly of any other tradition.

Secularism means not being disrespectful to believers of any religion. Why criticise the immersion of images in the sea when remaining silent at the cutting down of countless trees for Christmas decoration? Journalists should calm down. It is not dangerous for people to be curious about their past. Indeed, one must know the past well in order to make the right choice for the future from the many that are possible

Pyaar Possible <3

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“Good Night, BBie, Sweet Dreams”, The message which was supposed to be the end of the day for us actually proved to be the start of the new journey. It sparked a whole new life in the conversation and the willingness to talk more and more kept on increasing.

From that moment , I knew that I wanted you to be a part of my life, lovers or just friends.
The best things come unexpected, you were a clear example of that. I knew that you were too good of an opportunity to pass up. For the longest time before I met you, I was known as a guy who opens up only to people whom I know and the reason for that was because time and time again I was hurt emotionally in the past.

When I talked to you, I knew that there was something different about you, I wanted to talk to you even if it meant rejection or just friends.

Taking it back a few steps, the first audio message of yours replays over and over in my head. You may not know but when you talk to me, my whole mentality of a guy who never opens up went away and a new mentality of “just go for it” kicked in.

Me being myself, I still kept in mind that, you are a beautiful girl, and every guy in the college would kill to be close with someone like you. With that new mentality, I kept to it. I started asking you for going out with me and slowly but surely you started to open up to me, taking it from me being a “stranger” to a “friend”.

I know that I fell in love with your personality and your looks were just a bonus. I heard that in your voice, you genuinely not only cared about me but everyone around you. Your caring nature makes me love you more and more each day. You’re the reason why my days are so happy. From the moment we start talking during the day to the moment we say goodnight, you never fail to make me smile or laugh. You’re everything that I wished and hoped and I am finally blessed with someone just like you.I didn’t know who you were in the past. I fell in love with the girl who chooses to be in the present.

So, to the love of my life, my friend, you are amazing and even though you don’t see it, you are. Rain, hail, or shine, I will always be by your side “No matter what”

This emotional life :)

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Life is about being happy. But in this time of age, it can be difficult to do it all.
 What do we want from life, career, family etc. And how can we be good at work, good with people, supporting our family and be great friends at the same time.

Lots of important roles, and it can be difficult to decide what to do and when.

And since the answer to the question is individual from person to person, I can’t give you one answer here and now. But the common thing in everybody’s answers is finding the inner energy, courage and peace, to pursue what we really want. Not letting doubts and expectations stand in our way.

Life is only a matter of your understanding and acceptance. The minute you learn to respect and see both sides of the coin as equally good, you can enjoy both. You never hate anything. Then you enjoy everything in life. Everything! There is nothing that is terrible, bad or negative in this life. Accept things as they are, people as they are. Don’t demand anything. Don’t put conditions: “Only when you do this does it prove that you love me.” Rise above all this. Our attitude, our approach, our love should be unconditional. Simply accept people for what they are, as they are. Learn to love everyone and everyone will love you, no doubt. Then, life is worth living. The world becomes a heaven on earth for you.