I'm joining Service Space because ... I want to serve
A good day to me is when ... I blur the boundaries of myself
My hero in life is ...Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa
My favorite book is ...Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
One thing I'm grateful for is ... My guru
May 14, 2015, 1 comments, 11 smiles Reading Padmaja’s story inspired me share my own very similar encounter 2 days after Mother’s day. I was hopping between several Starbucks and Peet’s Coffee shops and collecting their used coffee grounds to add to my vegetable beds. I was walking back to my car after collecting the coffee grounds, when I noticed a young woman perhaps in her late 20’s holding up sign for help. Besides her was a stroller where her one and half year old son was sitting. She was neatly dressed and spoke good English. I offered her some money that I had. Gaining inspiration from Bradley I stopped to have conversation with her. Taking the money she instantly shared her gratitude and how this meant a lot to her family. She kept saying, “God bless you and your family”. Then she asked, ”Are you a Muslim?” I said, ”No.” “I am. I will pray for you. “ I smiled ... Read Full Story
May 10, 2015, 5 smiles Today being Mother's day, I have been reflecting on my role as a mother and also feeling grateful for my own who tirelessly nurtured me through the years. My friend shared this poem by Khalil Gibran which touched me deeply. As with everything else, one is a conduit, an instrument in HIS hands... On Children, by Kahlil Gibran Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you yet they belong not to you. You may give them your love but not your thoughts, For they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams. You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you. For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday. You are ... Read Full Story
Apr 29, 2015, 8 smiles I came across a story of this amazing woman / saint who blessed this earth just over a century ago. Her Name is Dokka seethamma. Hers' is a story of selfless service, a widow who gave of herself till the very end. It left a deep imprint in my heart . Here is the link to her brief story.
Nov 08, 2014, 4 smiles Lots of excitement for this week's Awakin call with Sujatha Baliga. In response to our RSVP note, a caller wrote back to me and already posed a question: "I do have a question for Sujatha. I have suffered what I would call unforgivable acts as a child. I then grew up, joined the Marines, went to war and did things I deeply regret. And after the military I did things in my life that have hurt others deeply. So I have struggled to forgive those who have harmed me and struggled to forgive myself for the ways I have harmed others. I am more than a victim of violence -- I am also a perpetrator. And in some ways it is easier to forgive those who have harmed me then it is myself. I would love to hear her thoughts on this."
Sep 26, 2014, 2 smiles Today Divine Mother is worshipped in the form of Annapoorna. She is known as the one Who gives alms of food continuously, Who provides bliss to everyone, and bestows liberation. On this day I am feeling particularly greatful for the Mehta family for the loving nourishment (in all levels )they provide every Wednesday. I pray that the Mother Annapoorna bestows Her blessings on them again and again.
Sep 18, 2014, 1 comments Shubhendu Sharma: How to grow a tiny forest anywhere - YouTube A forest planted by humans, then left to natureâs own devices, typically takes at least 100 years to mature. But what if we could make the process happen ten...
Aug 20, 2014, 3 comments, 7 smiles Stylist Who Spends Every Sunday Cutting Hair For Homeless: 'Every Human Life Is Worth The Same' Mark Bustos is a hair stylist at an upscale salon in New York City, but not all of his clientele have to be wealthy to get a quality trim. Sometimes, they don't need a penny. Bustos spends every Sunday -- his only day off from work -- ve...