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Bible Mitr organises whole day Prayer in New Assumption Church, Asha Niketan S

Bible Mitr (friends of Bible), organised whole day prayer in New Assumption Church, Asha Niketan here today. BibleMitr is the work of God undertaken by some priests, religious and lay people of the Bhopal Archdiocese. Dr. Leo Cornelio SVD was the the main celebrant for the Holy Eucharist.

Dr Leo Cornelio, Archbishop of Bhopal said We have organised a day of Adoration through Singing for the needs of the Universal Church, for the cause of the Evangelisation of people and for the various intentions of the people of God in Archdiocese of Bhopal. Using the internet revolution we seek to spread the Word of God to the uttermost parts of the web world. It is an initiative to reach out to the people who are hungry for receiving spiritual "manna" daily, day in and day out. May the Word of God touch the lives of those who "Seek God in spirit and in truth.

Fr. Suman Tirkey, President, Bible Mitr said BibleMitr is the realisation of a dream nurtured by some priests and laity who really desire to see the Spreading of the Word of God through the fast spreading Internet and IT Media which is currently revolutionizing the whole world. The Bible is full of love and we need to spread it to everyone irrespective of caste, creed and religion. Christs preaching of love is for everyone and there is no boundary attached to it, he said. The Adoration was conducted people from various parishes and mission stations of the Archdiocese of Bhopal accompanied by priests and sisters.

  • When someone is gracious to you, the least you can do is acknowledge there graciousness-
    Azim Jamal

  • No one can defeat you except you yourself.All the problems are within you, and not outside of you. Discover yourself and you will emerge as an invincible person-
    Maulana Wahiduddin Khan

  • Start from anywhere be it from mantras, science, maths -- to be receptive to energies around. All that is created is part of the same energy-
    Meena Om

  • You cannot change the world, but you cannot change the world, by changing your inner world!-
    Master Minood

  • life is usteady. Don't postpone self-development-
    Jaya Row

  • Belive in just one Guru---- Your Atman or soul-

  • You are not here to please others , you must do what your hurt says is right-
    Pushpa Chaturvedi

  • If the concept of space is totally blotted out, objects will come together into a happy embrace -
    Alks Rhode

  • Mind wants repetition of pleasure once enjoyed by us. Memories of these include our imagination and we get attached to them -
    Bipin Chandra Padhy

  • Every great achievement was once impossible until someone set a goal to make it a reality-
    Col Gurnam Singh

  • Whatever it is, if it doesn't make you happy, walk away from it-
    kanchan Chayya

Guidelines from great thinkers
  • 1. Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.-
    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

  • 2. Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.-
    Ambrose Redmoon

  • 3. To the man who only has a hammer, everything he encounters begins to look like a nail.-
    Abraham Maslow

  • 4. The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes.-
    Marcel Proust

  • 5. I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it.-

  • 6. Optimism is the madness of insisting that all is well when we are miserable.-

  • 7. I’d rather live with a good question than a bad answer. -
    Aryeh Frimer

  • Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is. -
    Oscar Wilde

  • 9. When a person can no longer laugh at himself, it is time for others to laugh at him.-
    Thomas Szasz

  • 10. Try a thing you haven’t done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time, to figure out whether you like it or not.-
    Virgil Garnett Thomson

  • 11. Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.-
    Oscar Wilde

Simple Ways to SuperSize your Life

Some simple truths, if adopted in everyday life around, completely.We'll happier, more peaceful if we follow these simple tips.

1. Say Yes to Life."Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact." Saying yes to life allows wonderful blessings to come to you. Say yes to opportunity and success. Say yes to a life that you live by your standards. Say yes to making your own decisions and not seeking approval of others. Say yes to a fulfilling and rewarding career. Say yes to a relationship that energizes, supports and stimulates you. Say yes to a promising future. Say yes to living without guilt, resentment or regrets. Say yes to spending more time on your self improvement. Say yes to living an authentic life. Say yes to taking chances and freeing yourself from fear. Say yes to happiness and achievements. Say yes to a well-lived life.

2. Love Yourself and Others Unconditionally.When was the last time you loved without hesitation or caution? Withholding love as a means of control only leads to distrust and resentment. Loving unconditionally means loving without judgment. Free yourself from unrealistic expectations and accept the person you love for who they are. Do not expect your needs and wants to be fulfilled by someone else. Allow those you love to express themselves without fear of rejection. Do not punish yourself or loved ones for past mistakes. People use the word love very loosely, but do not stop to think of the implications of using the word. Take the time to be responsible in how you show love. Allow yourself to love and be loved.

3. Take Risks "There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." - Anais Nin.
Everything in life involves a risk. Are you allowing fear of rejection and failure to dictate your life? Fear inhibits success. Take chances and free yourself from limiting beliefs. Taking risks empowers you to take charge of your life. Be curious about life; experiment and try new things. Set goals for yourself and take action. Step out of what is safe, comfortable and familiar to you. Examine what feelings emerge when you are thinking about taking a risk. Ask yourself, "What am I afraid of?" Concealing yourself in a safe container prevents you from exploring other possibilities. Embrace the unknown and anticipate success. You will never know the outcome if you don't take the risk.

4. Make the Impossible, Possible Winston Churchill said, "The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
Think it can't happen; then it won't. It is possible to get through the difficult times in life. Learn from failures and take responsibility for your life. Listening to your inner critic can sabotage your dreams. Silence the critic by reaffirming all the things you are capable of doing. Dream big and be excited about your future. Find and release your untapped talents. Believe in your abilities and discover what you have to offer the world. Think about all the things you can't do and try to do them. Think back to a time, when something was difficult and you were able to overcome the challenge. Continuing to live life in a safe container doesn't help you gain anything in life. Take the necessary actions to achieve your goals. Stop assuming and start achieving!

5. Make Your Life Really Count. Annie Dillard, "How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives."
What's your legacy? How do you want to be remembered? The life you live defines who you are and the choices you make will determine what impact you will have on the lives of others. Never underestimate the power of your words and actions. You were uniquely created to make a contribution to the world. It is your right and your obligation to make your mark in this world. Surround yourself with people who are supportive, positive and encouraging. Show appreciation and gratitude to those around you. If you have a message to share, then share it with the world. Staying small and thinking small will not get you where you need to be in life. Starting today, have a new perspective on life. Start a new chapter in your life.

Contented Mind Is A Continual Feast

The mind is always restless on account of greed. Greed is a kind of internal fire that consumes you slowly. The most effective antidote to greed is contentment. Just as a man who, sun-scorched, is refreshed by taking a plunge in the river, so also the greedy man burnt by the ire of lobha finds immediate joy and relief by a dip in the ambrosial water of contentment.

There are four sentinels who guard the domain of moksha. They are shanti, santosha, satsanga and vichara-peace, happiness, good company and self-inquiry. If you can approach any one of these. you can get hold of the other three. There is no greater gain than contentment. "A contented mind is a continual feast. "A man who is fully endowed with this important virtue is the richest man. The peace that he enjoys cannot be adequately described in words. Tayumana Swami, the requted sage of southern India, says: "Even the richest man in this world who is equal to Kubera who possess Chintamani, Kamadhenu and Kalptaru, desires to have a domain overseas. He tries to practise alchemy to have more wealth. That man who is living up to 150 years tries to prolong his longevity by talking Rasayanas and Siddha Kalpas. He who possesses one hundred crores of rupees tries his level best to make it two hundred crores of rupees. The mind grasps one thing and leaves it the next moment and says: 'This is mine. That is mine. I will try to possess that also'."

Contentment is an important part of the niyamas of Raja Yoga. The Gita says: "Be contented with whatever you get by chance and apply yourself to meditation with a dispassionate mind." Socrates speaks very highly of this virtue.

If contentment is such a great virtue and we know it, why do we not cultivate it? Greed is the chief officer of passion. Wherever there is greed, there is passion, and wherever there is passion there is greed almost invariably. The intellect gets perverted and memory gets confused by passion and greed. A seeker asks, "It i become contented, all my ambitions will die. I will become lethargic and lazy. On account of my various sorts of ambitions, i exert and i am energetic." My reply: Contentment can never make you idle. It is a sattvic virtue that porpels the individual towards God. It gives strength of mind and peace. It chcks unnecessary and selfish exertions. It opens the inner eye and moves the mind towards divine contemplation. It turns his energy to inner, sattvic channels. It transmutes the gross energy, greed, into spiritual energy, ojas. The contented person is full of sattva. His mind is now collected and peaceful.

Contentment is bliss. Repeat mentally, "Aum contentment". And you'll soon feel contentment enveloping you. It is the best medicine. Happiness consists not in possessing much but in being content with what you possess. He who wants little always has enough. Wealth or power hrings its peculiar inconveniences and troubles. Artha, wealth is anartha, evil. A rich man and a man of power have their own secret griefs.

The mind cooled by calm contentment is ever peaceful. Divine light can descend on an aspirant who is endowed with contentment. A contended man is one who does not long for what he does not possess; he enjoys what he has in the right manner. He is quite satisfied with whatsoever he gets. He is magnanimous and graceful. The calm countenance of a contented person gives delight to those who come in contact with him. 'How to cultivate virtues and eradicate vices'.

Sri Lankan President for spreading message of peace, harmony and compassion
Foundation Laying of Sanchi Buddhist and Indic Studies University

Sri Lankan President Shri Mahinda Rajapaksa has said that "we need to look back to our civilizations. The wisdom that prevailed in ancient times has to be rediscovered.
He said that it is the responsibility of all to disseminate message of peace, harmony and compassion in the entire world now.
Shri Rajapaksa was addressing a huge public meeting afte laying foundation stone of Sanchi Buddhist and Indic Studies University at Sanchi on September 21, 2012. Bhutanese Prime Minister Shri Jigme Y. Thinley, Governor Shri Chouhan, Dr.B.R. Ambedkar's grandson Shri Prakash Ambedkar and 12 countries' monks and scholars graced the occasion.
Shri Rajapaksa said that he has brought message of peace and love from Sri Lanka offering a sapling of Vat Vriksh - Banyan Tree, which was planted in Sri Lanka by Mahendra and Sanghmitra.

Key Points -

  • The university will follow traditions of unique path of higher education adopted by Indian universities like Taxila, Nalanda, Vallabhi and Vikramashila.
  • The university will disseminate knowledge through research and studies with the help of rich and diverse dimensions.
  • The educations system we have inherited from colonial past often hinders development of human intellect and connection between life and spiritual world is overlooked. It not only attaches importance to personal achievements and ambitions, but also promotes a new ruthless competition and meaningless consumption.
  • The University will disseminate education by which one can lead life in its totality. This university will make relevant the Buddhist and Indic knowledge based on studies, self-introspection and traditional knowledge.
  • India and Sri Lanka are one land from the point of view of friendship and history. Federal structure and emergence of states has not changed our outlook towards India. Sri Lankan people and government will continue their contribution for success of this university.
Bhutanese Prime Minister Shri Jigme Y. Thinley

Bhutanese Prime Minister Shri Jigme Y. Thinley described the occasion of Sanchi University' foundation laying ceremony as a moment of happiness and pride for him. He said that people and government of Bhutan wish for this university's success. Every possible cooperation will be extended to th euniversity. He said that India and Bhutan have age-old cultural ties. Several countries are impressed by friendship of these countries. He hoped that establishment of Sanchi University will pave the way for comprehensive study of various languages, religions and cultures. He said that science and technology is not everything in life, spiritual development of human beings is also necessary. He said that this university will certainly promote lofty ideologies.

Governor Shri Ram Naresh Yadav
Government and Chancellor of Sanchi University Shri Ram Naresh Yadav said that this university will be unique. It will assist in disseminating message of peace and love along with knowledge. Dwelling in detail on Sanchi's religious, historic and archaeological importance, he said that Madhya Pradesh government is making all-out efforts for its preservation. It is a symbol of devotion to Lord Buddha. The Governor said that Sanchi Buddhist and Indic Studies Univerdsity will help in devepopment of lofty vision of life. He hoped that this unversity will set parameters of education and religion at the global level.
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that a grand temple should be built in Sri Lanka at the site where Sita Ji had to under go Agni Pariksha. Madhya Pradesh government will extend every possible assistance in this work. He said that Buddha Gaya will also be included in Mukhyamantri Teerth-Darshan Yojna. Concession in fares will also be given to pilgrims visiting Sita-Sthal in Sri Lanka. He said that goodwill visits of Indian and Sri Lankan youths should be organised. Shri Chouhan said that Lord Buddha gave message of Hinduism.
Shri Chouhan said that Sanchi Buddhist and Indic Studies University will certainly become an academic pilgrimage for the upcoming generation. It will create a bridge between Buddhist philosophy and Indian Thought.
Shri Chouhan said that good government can be possible only with compassion.
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that a grand temple should be built in Sri Lanka at the site where Sita Ji had to under go Agni Pariksha. Madhya Pradesh government will extend every possible assistance in this work. He said that Buddha Gaya will also be included in Mukhyamantri Teerth-Darshan Yojna. Concession in fares will also be given to pilgrims visiting Sita-Sthal in Sri Lanka. He said that goodwill visits of Indian and Sri Lankan youths should be organised. Shri Chouhan said that Lord Buddha gave message of Hinduism.
Shri Chouhan said that Sanchi Buddhist and Indic Studies University will certainly become an academic pilgrimage for the upcoming generation. It will create a bridge between Buddhist philosophy and Indian Thought.
Shri Chouhan said that good government can be possible only with compassion.

Culture Minister Shri Laxmikant Sharma

The culture Minister Shri Laxmikant Sharma in his welcome address said -

  • Religion, culture and folk views are deep rooted in Madhya Pradesh.
  • Sanchi University will develop a new shape of India's multi-hued and multi-belief traditions.
  • Researches between Indian and other Asian countries.
  • Special stress will be laid on contribution of teachers and scholars of Asia and world towards development of this university.
Mahobodhi Society of Srilanka president Shri Ven. Bangal Upatissa Thero, Swami Dayanad Saraswati's representative Swami Paramatamanand and Shri Prakash Ambedkar also expressed their views on the occasion. Buddhist scholars and monks from Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, China, Japan, Taiwan, Mangolia, Singapore and other countries were present on the occasion.

Foundation laying Ceremony

Foundation laying ceremony of Sanchi Buddhist and Indic Studies University was performed in the presence of Sri Lankan President Shri Mahinda Rajapaksa, Bhutanese Prime Minister Shri Jigme Y. Thinley, Governor Shri Ram Naresh Yadav, Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Shri Prakash Ambedkar, Swami Paramtmanand Saraswati and Shri Ven Vangal Upatista Nayak Thero.
During the programme, Sri Lankan President Shri Rajapaksa and Bhutanese Prime Minister Shri Thinley planted saplings of buddha tree brought by them at the foundation venue. The guest laid the foundation with special bricks brought from Sri Lanka. These special bricks contain five metals, vegetables, medicines and other auspicious things. Foundation was laid as per Sanatan Dharma and Buddhist rites. Madhya Pradesh government has allotted 100 acre land for the university. About Rs. 300 crore will be spent on its establishment in two phases.

Sri Lankan President Visites Sanchi; 40 Minutes of divine experience

Sri Lankan President Shri Mahinda Rajppaksa saw Buddhist Stupas at World Heritage Sanchi today. Shri Rajapaksa was mesmerized by World Heritage Sanchi Stupas and the beauty of its grand arches. He also witnessed Vihar and reservoir excavated near the Stupa by Archaeological Survey of India. The 40-minute visit gave a divine experience to the President. He also planted a mango sapling on the temple's premises. Monks present on the occasion performed special prayers. They took the President round Holy Relics of Lord Buddha's disciples Sariputra and Mahamaudglayan and blessed him.
On behalf of the State Government, Culture Minister Shri Laxmikant Sharma handed over documents to Shri Rajapaksa regarding transfer of temple land to Mahabodhi Society of Sri Lanka.

International Dharma-Dhamma Conference
An Assembly of Philosophical Insights

The International Dharma-Dhamma Conference at Bhopal, which marked the foundation laying of Sanch Buddhist and Indic Studies University was attended by Buddhist scholars, monks and Indian scholars from across the South Asian nations.
Addressin the two-day conference, the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Dharma and Dhamma pursue the same goal-welfare of humanity. He said that good governance is the reflection of Darma and Dhamma. As many as 235 representatives from 19 countries participated in the two-day international conference.

Central Tibetan University vice-chancellor Shri Geshe Sampatan presided over the inaugural session. Higher Education, Culture and Public Relations Minister Shri Laxmikant Sharma, Baba Saheb's grandson Dr. Prakash Ambedkar, Prof. Anand Gurge and Mahabodhi Society Sri Lanka chairman Shri Bangala Upastissa Nayak Thero were also on the dais. Scholars from various countries presented their research papers, philosophical thoughts and insights in the present contexts. Dignitaries lavishly praised the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan for his initiative to establish Sanchi Buddhist and Indic Studies University.
Former Union Minister Shri Murli Manohar Joshi addressed the concluding session. He said that Dharma and Dhamma have similar roots. Key points of his address -

  • Gautam Buddha taught us examine things on merit.
  • There are similarities between Buddhism and Brahmanism. The Middle Path is the key to human welfare and development.
  • The problems - socio-economic or political emanate from uncontrolled desire to acquire resources.
  • Spreading teachings of Dharma and Dhamma will help address these problems.
  • Striking balance between ancient and modern thoughts is need of the hour. There should be harmony in these views.

Create A Charisma Between Your Conduct And Physique

hen a new baby is born, there's a grin on the face of everybody associated and that's on account of the sentiments attached with the new hopes and joy that the child would bring in, in due course of time. A mother bears tremendous hardships and laborial pains just for the sake of her fledgling that would grow into a complete being and bring laurels to the name and fame of the family through his glorious deeds. Hence a righteous and earnest child is the apple of the eye and the ultimate dream of every parent. But what is the criterion for the aforesaid righteousness?

Nothing precise is sure indicative of the desired traits. Gone are the days when great people were born in an air pronounced by lightening and theomania. Padhya Chudamani describes the arcane birth of Gautam Buddha as follows," the Lumbini grove branches produced flocks of lotuses as if to see a glimpse of Siddhartha... huge jets of water proportional to palm trees emerged out of earth briskly as if Sarpgan (snake folk) kinsmen of Sheshnaga have assembled to salute the lord... and the whole atmosphere was filled with an aroma." But in today's epoch nothing of this sort occurs. Every human is born in a public hospital. There is no sign of specialty. It's the basic fundamentals pertaining to realities of life, which count. These are spoon-fed to a child from his early childhood days, and, culminate into his ensuing qualities. But how could one expect the above from a raw human being with a crude mind unless proper and suitable environment is provided to the same?

The question pinpoints towards an effort to guarantee elementary guidance regarding as to differentiate between what is right and what is wrong in life. But if not possible completely then at least to a certain predetermined level. This would in turn lead to the formation of a rigid frame of personality. Just like loose particles of dust and gravel accumulate over a period of ages and metamorphose into a solid cluster of rock. Provided the absence of contingency or situational factors like negative reference groups, the receptacle remains as it is, and gets tender over years. But here come the entry of deviants and so is our toddler averted towards truancy.

Personality traditionally referred to how people influence others through their external appearances or actions. A downtrodden might disagree to this. He would rather state that what's the use of being charming unless one is wealthy, and that a poor person should be practical and prosaic. But for an academician personality includes the external appearance and behavior, the inner awareness of self as a permanent organizing force, and the organization of measurable traits, both inner and outer.

The major determinants of personality of an individual may be biological, cultural, social or situational factors. The biological factors include heredity, brain and physical features; that of culture include beliefs, values and the likes; social ones include family, socialization and the identification process of self as an entity by an individual in turn trying to replicate himself as his father or mother; and situational factors is a mixed mélange of environment, knowledge, skill and language.

...Wearing a torn robe, a Lilliputian robust man with naked feet and scorched hair roamed about the whole day, be it, market, streets, court or friend's houses...." Such was the strange silhouette of the enigmatic personality. But who was he? He was no crazy vagabond but the very own world famous Sophist Socrates. The same saint who raised many an eyebrows while he questioned ignorance, conceit rootlessness and bigotry. Eventually he gathered huge fan following as he spent his life musing for truth, its promotion, and imparting knowledge about it, ripping off the hitherto obscuring veils. It was the beauty of Socrates' simplicity and the purity of his style, which made him eye-catching for the masses, which even his wretched countenance could not sideline.

A charming dandy could well be equally popular with men and women for some reasons but for the rest he might not be of much importance. He would just be yet another sugar coated candy, which would melt in a short span...a fiasco! The delicacy of old wine mellowed over years can't be replaced by it. The wine here is symbolical of a ripened personality made tender under the influence of severe contingency factors and conditioned by the accidental ones accruing on the brink.

An ideal personality is the dynamic organization within the individual of those psychological systems that determine his unique adjustment to his environment. Or according to Sigmund Freud, there should be equilibrium between the three colliding structures within human mind- the id (congenital and inherited psycho traits), the ego (Reality oriented part of thinking), the superego (noblest thoughts). These parts of the mind are primarily responsible for originating human actions, reactions and modifications. There should be a proper reconciliation between one's thought and the activity done. Thought without action is abortion. Action without thought is folly.

The happiest man is one whose thinking and action are coordinated. The happier a man is, the greater is his Charisma. Jawaharlal Nehru was a perfect example. "Sincere, disinterested in personal power, Nehru combines the dreamer and the man of action. He loves books and the arts but is equally at home in the rough and tumble."-The 100 Most Important People, Donald Robinson. A wretched Asoka might not be one.

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