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Shiva’s Home vs Kubera’s Kitchen


One day, Kubera paid a visit to Kailasa, the abode of Shiva, the hermit-god, where he met Shiva’s elephant-headed son, the corpulent Ganesha,the god of wisdom.

Kubera thought to himself, “Ganesha clearly loves food and Shiva can clearly not afford to feed him to his heart’s content.”

So as a favor to Shiva, Kubera offered to feed Ganesha one meal.

When Ganesha accepted the invitation and entered Kubera’s kitchen, Kubera said, “Eat to your heart’s content.”

Kubera soon regretted his words.

Ganesha’s appetite was insatiable. He ate everything that was in the kitchen and still asked for more. Food had to be bought from the larder and then from the market. But Ganesha was still hungry. “More please,” he said raising his trunk. Read more of this post

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Lakshmi, Saraswati And Wealth


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The common belief is that Lakshmi (goddess of wealth) and Saraswati (goddess of knowledge) always fight and avoid staying in the same place. This is based on the observation that rich businessmen tend to be uneducated and educated people tend to be poor. This is also based on the assumption that Saraswati is the goddess of education, learning and training. This understanding of Saraswati is rather pedestrian, and lacks insight. Read more of this post

Be At Peace,Live In The Present


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A Walk Down Memory Lane, A Random Walk Through History


As an adult, have you ever taken a trip to the place where your parents grew up and had them tell you the story of  their life and times, in their own way, as you visited the haunts of their youth and did the things they did? If not, don’t miss doing so. I have done so with both my parents and have come out the richer for it.

I got to know more about my parents themselves, their family and extended family, their circumstances and choices, the places they went and the things they did, all in the background of the community and society of their times. The one good thing about growing older is that we achieve some perspective that allows us to evaluate things better. And studying the lives of older people is a quick way to get this perspective relatively young. That way we still have time to get more things right in our own lives. Read more of this post

God’s Way


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