Saturday, January 28, 2006


Listen to the Exhortation of the Dawn!
Look to this Day!
For it is Life, the very Life of Life.
In its brief course lie all the
Verities and Realities of your Existence.
The Bliss of Growth,
The Glory of Action,
The Splendor of Beauty;
For Yesterday is but a Dream,
And To-morrow is only a Vision;
But To-day well lived makes
Every Yesterday a Dream of Happiness,
And every Tomorrow a Vision of Hope.
Look well therefore to this Day!
Such is the Salutation of the Dawn!

Incoherent Ramblings

I am writing here after a long time. I have ofcourse been posting blogs but that has just been what other people have said and I have liked. Today after a long time I felt like writing something. But what exactly it is that I want to say I don't know. So, please excuse my incoherent ramblings.

Life is one big roller coaster ride. Its exciting and thilling but can be scary too. As long as you are enjoying the ride, you want it to go on, but when its scary you want it to stop. But it doesn't stop when you wish. It keeps moving at its pace. Since you can't stop it, isn't it better to stop being scared and just enjoy the ride?

The Upanishads say,
"You are what your deep driving desire is;
As your deep driving desire is, so is your will;
As your will is so is your deed;
As your deed is so is your destiny."

Doesn't that mean that you can choose your destiny with your actions and change your destiny if you if want to. But aren't there times when you try your best and things still don't work out the way you wanted. What do you call it then? And what do you do then? Accept it and stop trying or accept it but keep trying to change it? But accept it you have to. To stop trying would be accepting defeat but, would keep trying be foolishness?

I have realised, that, the most difficult part about bitter expriences in life is to not let them make you a bitter person, but make you a better person. If you can come out of the bitter experiences in life and look life in the face and say you are ready for more.....then I guess life can never defeat you.

"Ye zindagi gale laga le, humne bhi to tere har ek gham ko gale se lagaya hai, hai na........." :)

Friday, January 20, 2006

A World in Itself

The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.

~Henry Miller

Sunday, January 15, 2006

The Child Within Us

It is the child that sees the primordial secret and it is the child of ourselves that we must return to. The child within us is simple and daring enough to live the secret.
~ Lao Tzu

Thanks to Sangeetha for the quote

Thursday, January 12, 2006


I came across this quote when I was searching for a quote to go with my last picture. I really like it because I am something of an eternal optimist...

"I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can't make it through one door, I'll go through another door - or I'll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present."

Rabindranath Tagore

But there is another category of optimists like me, who see doors where none exist and bang their heads against the

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Fortune's Gate

O, once in each man's life, at least, Good luck knocks at his door; And wit to seize the flitting guest Need never hunger more. But while the loitering idler waits Good luck beside his fire, The bold heart storms at fortune's gates, And conquers its desire.

Lewis J. Bates

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

The Wise Woman's Stone

A wise woman who was traveling in the mountains found a precious stone in a stream. The next day she met another traveler who was hungry, and the wise woman opened her bag to share her food. The hungry traveler saw the precious stone and asked the woman to give it to him. She did so without hesitation. The traveler left, rejoicing in his good fortune. He knew the stone was worth enough to give him security for a lifetime. But a few days later he came back to return the stone to the wise woman.

"I've been thinking," he said, "I know how valuable the stone is, but I give it back in the hope that you can give me something even more precious. Give me what you have within you that enabled you to give me the stone."

"The Wise Woman's Stone"
Author Unknown

Monday, January 09, 2006

Enjoy Life!!!

Enjoy the little things,
for one day you may look back
and realize they were the big things.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Thamaso Maa Jyothir Gamaya

Thamaso Maa Jyothir Gamaya - Lead me from darkness to light ...

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Happy New Year

Traditionally, it is thought that one could affect the luck one would have throughout the coming year by what one did on the first day of the year. So, I thought I should write something on the first day of the new year.

New Year is the time to look back at the past, introspect and decide what changes we want or need in our life. And more importantly it is the time to look forward to the future and hope for better times and hopefully to better ourselves. So my new year resolution for this year is:
  1. To enjoy life more
  2. To learn something new
Not very hard resolutions, I know. But, once you get back into the daily grind from the holiday season, all the resolutions fly out of the window. So lets wait and see....

Some of you must be wondering why the pic of a puppy. That's because 2006 is the year of the dog according to the Chinese calender. And the puppy seems to be looking forward hopefully towards the future, like all of us.

A very Happy New Year to all........

P.S: Please post your new year resolutions as comments :)