Friday, August 31, 2007
A reader wrote:
I have grown up to become close to God in my heart, but over the year i have felt quite distant, i do feel so guilty inside, i drift off whilst praying and start thinking about random thoughts. Why does this happen? I do want to become stronger into my faith,have strong connections with God.
My reply and humble opinion:
Fluctuations in faith do happen...don't worry...
Maybe concentrate on love (to mankind in any form) and it will lead you to God.
Even Mother Theresa went through what Spiritualists claim is the 'dark night of the soul!...
I have read that it is NOT the abandonment of God...It is ego's last fight before leaving you...making you be in a limbo...where the world has stopped having its magical effect on you and you have not really achieved enlightenment...
I am only one,
But still I am one.
I cannot do everything,
But still I can do something;
And because I cannot do everything
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.
Edward Everett Hale
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Saw the movie: 'Gandhi my father' I must say that it touched my heart...Gandhi was a human being and a father...and as such according to his son he may have failed him...but looking at Gandhi as a politician one feels that he may have known in his heart of hearts that his son would not do justice to the scholarship (he did fail various times in his attempt to matriculate) and so offered it to someone else...Would a modern day politician do this? Yet I empathise with the son...Great movie...great insights...(my humble opinion)
Friday, August 24, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
The boys in the process of the Sacred Thread Ceremony. Good to see traditions being explained and performed in far off shores!
Anju and her husband Ramesh Daswani.
It was wonderful cathing up! And their hospitality left nothing more to be desired!
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It was wonderful catching up with my cousin brother, who today I am proud to say also spreads the good Spiritual word! We used to have many a philosophical discussion as we grew up and we continue to have them today.
Every time I travel to Laspalmas to meet him and the family. This time it was heart warming to have him take the trip to visit me in Tenerife!
We went to a Spanish restaurant called Pinchitos. The menu is interesting.
Note the Indian cuisine...pakoras, samosas (spelt sambosas) chatani...It is not a surname, it is chutney :)
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
While in Vienna,on a tour of the Opera House, the guide told us, in the old days going to the Opera was more of a Social event!People had the lights on while the concert was on...the pastime was to see who was there and with who...and what they had donned on...
Obviously the Vienna people are very tall...because the tourists could not reach up to the 'face' of the mannequin...so must placed the wig on their head and clicked a photo...So did I!
Some time back I read the book: daughter of Ganges' by Asha Miro.
She is an adopted daughter of a Spanish couple living in Barcelona.
She went looking for her roots in India and found them!
Today she has a restaurant in Barcelona called Bembi.
Above is 'Me in the restaurant' in Barcelona
Friday, August 10, 2007
Am in Barcelona with my 2 spanish friends (Esher and Nancy) from 50 years ago in Tenerife.
It is almost miraculous how we get along...ofcourse though I manage to speak grammatical spanish I have to be reminded how to say certain words...and we laugh and joke and recout our lives, happy and little sad...with only gettting love in response.
Yesterday saw the wonerful fountains of Monjuich It was heavenly with Beethoven music in the backgound...What more to say? Getting emotional...
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
In the above picture with my much loved late sisters' family
Leaving Tenerife tomorrow morning after a delightful and nostalgic trip . have been re reading the book Ónly Love is real´by Brian Weiss.
And it is really true! That only Love is real...The rest is Maya...
have met close family members,old friends who I used to play with as a child...have shared joys and sorrows, a relative flew in from different parts of Spain to meet up. Is,nt that what life is all about?
God! Why do we fight? and keep grudges? It is all a learning experience!
We must flow, and go around boulders and move towards the source of existence...
Going to Barcelona for 3 days...meeting up with 2 spanish girl friends with whom I studied in school in Tenerife...Then back home to meet more loved ones..
Much love always