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Half A Pomegranate, by Brian Conroy

FaceBook  On Nov 18, 2020 Pandu Ranga Reddy Kallem wrote:
I am reminded of a similar anecdote from one of the greatest epics of HINDUISM Religion titled RAMAYANA eons ago. A poor old woman Spiritual Seeker named SHABARI/SABARI, who was living in a forest of SOUTH INDIA and who was eagerly awaiting the arrival of none other than LORD/GOD RAMA himself to have His Darshan(seeking Divine Blessing to attain her Salvation/Liberation) for months together, used to collect a few Indian Berries from the forest every day, taste them for their sweetness, discard the sour ones and collect the sweet ones so as to offer them to the God Rama. God intoxicated Shabari was so innocent and ignorant in that one ought to not offer tasted gifts to others. Finally Lord Rama came to the place where Shabari was living in the forest and was welcomed with offerings by not only Shabari but also a few other Monks living in the nearby Ashrams practicing Spirituality. Of all the offerings made, Lord Rama chose to partake the Indian Berries offered with great Love by Shabari knowing fully well that they were not fresh but tasted already by Shabari and went on to describe them as being very Sweet brushing aside the objections made by His brother Lakshmana amongst other people there. Hence, the principle established is that God willingly accepts any offering made with genuine Love for Him irrespective of its value and the status of the person making the offering.

Learning How To Think, by William Deresiewicz

FaceBook  On Sep 22, 2020 PANDU RANGA REDDY KALLEM wrote:
Multitasking Is an Oxymoron/Misnomer/Illusion and a Myth. Lord Buddha, 2700 years ago, said that "Mind/Brain Can Only Focus At One Thought/Thing/Place At One Time" meaning Only One Thing, Attentively/Optimistically/Efficiently, Can Be Done Right At One Moment and that is why, He taught what is modern day's Buzzword, MINDFULNESS. This is an empirical/scientific fact proven by numerous experiments. Multitasking Is Exactly Opposite Of Mindfulness.

Trees are Sanctuaries, by Herman Hesse

FaceBook  On Sep 20, 2016 PANDU RANGA REDDY KALLEM wrote:

The moment I look at a tree, I am invariably reminded of "a way of being". 
Trees are the best examples of "to be" or "just be" in contrast to "to do" or "be this or that".