Friday, May 31, 2013

Steadfast Commitment of the Tree

Rafael, why is it that we are like trees?

Nature, is our users manual, which shows how we should live, and the tree is the pictorial representation or we can say real life representation, now we learned, the importance of sun for the survival of plants and be sure, that the plant have no choice, because its a necessity, without sun, it will not live.

We too have a necessity, a necessity for survival, not by food or water, but by our inner light, without that we would be lost.

Now the next quality of tree, which is very important for its survival is, steadfast commitment to the soil.

What does that mean Rafael?

First and foremost, it stays true to the soil whicg gave place for its survival and even after death, it would hold steadily the soil together and give the very last of its very being to its creator, the soil, which means, we should have a commitment to our creator, that too an unwavering commitment.

We are not the owners of our being, it has to return back to the creator. So be pure, as we are accountable for maligning our being. That is what steadfast commitment means.

Thank you rafael.


See you tomorrow,

Until then, take care

Bye

Meena

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Man is like a Tree

Man is created like a tree.

Rafael,  are you kidding?

No, its a fact, but the only difference is, the tree should be upside down, to become a man.

But that's weird Rafael,  how can that be possible?

Well, take our hair, it looks like the root of the tree, our hands and legs, looks like the,

Branches?

Yes, Branches

And what looks like leaves?

Well physically nothing because itsthe power house of the tree, which becomes our internal organs, but still we have the respiratory, digestive, circulatory, etc systems. The best thing Ifelt awed was, there are two main outlets and inlets, one is the leaves, that would come to the whole tree above the ground and the other part is the root,  which completely lies under the ground which cannot be seen and our body too has the same system, the eyes, ears, nose, skin, mouth, etc are a sort of both outlet and inlet, which can be seen, while the outlet and inlet of our internal organs are inside the body, which cannot be seen.

But Rafael,  why are you saying all these?

Because,  to prove light is an essential part of life.

But why should we need light?

As I told you earlier, the nature is a book for us to learn and trees or plants do not survive without sunlight, because the creator planned it to show man that without the light from god, you would mever bloom to the full potential. So start being spiritual, be aware that, There is a living God, shining over us day and night to give  whatever we ask for, the only thing is  ask and just because you have not seen god, doesn't  give the licence to think that god is an imaginary character. Never,  ever think as such because, God is very much a living God.  So best of luck to make a partnership with God. See you tomorrow.

Until then, take care

Bye

Meena

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Two Most Nos In Profession

"Rafael,  what is the most important thing, that we should never do when we are in a profession?"

First and foremost thing is, never be insincere to your job, its actually like cheating your boss,  the people you served.

Never hate your job, its a source of income, helping you and making you a respectable person, giving you a social security, you are throwing away the chance to prove your mettle.

These two are the most important things that you should be careful never to do in a profession, if ever you do it, then the chances of peofession kicking you out would be more.

All nodded.

I think its more than enough for today.

Until then

Take care

Bye

Meena

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Seven Tips To Have a Great Profession

"Rafael, which is the best job, which has more scope now-a-days? One of my cousins is sure what he wants, but his parents are knocking all doors and windows, to know the scope of each job."

"But that's bad on your cousin Mark, why can't the parents understand, what he likes?"

"Children, don't criticize your parents, they think only of your future, after 10 years, they should ensure, their children, would be able to sustain themselves and not have to extend their hand for help. Now you feel unfair because, they study the pros and cons of this decision. But if they do not check it now, then you would feel the unfairness after 10 years, so which is best?"

"Now is better."

"Good, but you can give them the confidence of your choice."

"Really!!!! How?"

"Remember, the perfection of the job, is what bring success to the profession, even if you are a sweeper, no matter, how many people move around the place, if you can keep it clean, the whole time, then I'd say you would always be a winner."

"Do you mean to say, that we can follow our heart?"

"Yes you can but, you should have some qualities, to bring success to the profession you select."

"Great, list it out, we are all ears."

"First and foremost

  1. the will to work hard
  2. You should be dedicated to your work
  3. It should be of service to your fellow being
  4. Have an aim, what you are planning to achieve through this job and the last and the most important thing is
  5. Love your job." All nodded.

"After some years, you would start thinking, how boring, I have been doing this same thing for the past 10 years, it doesn't give me the kick, that I had when I first started the job."

"Oooooh...Would it really happen Rafael? I really cannot imagine like that."

"Well that is where 

6. innovativeness becomes importance"

"But Rafael, how does it take of boredom from work?"

"If your mother cooks different types of food, what would be your attitude?"

"We wait in anticipation, to open our tiffin box or to come home in the evening."

"Exactly, change always will keep us on toes, thinking different ways and means to make your job not only interesting but also fruitful to others in the long run. So for that try to develop a habit to start thinking differently and that would naturally become a second nature to you by the time you reach your first job. I think,  you should take your mothers as your role models, because she is an expert who can bring both a smile and a surprise for you on a daily basis." All smiled.

"Yes Rafael, you are right, we would surely follow it, its true, she is a master in it and that too in a kitchen, a small room, the whole of her life, its incredible isn't it?"

"That's because, she is not expecting any thank you from you guys, the smile and the surprise, is what makes her day more special than any awards. She loves you guys. Respect her, never hurt her, OK?" All nodded.

7. Never Expect back patting for every good act or best work of your life, just give the best shot and that is what brings contentment, back slapping stays for only a few moments, after that its a void there. So don't expect awards and appreciation at every turn of your job,  do your work properly, with a difference and with your whole presence. Then I'd say, you could win in life hands down.

This about sums up the attitude you should have or cultivate, if you want to follow a profession of your liking. If you are able to follow it fame, name and money would come in search of you because you have given scope for that job. So give your best shot children. All nodded.

"I think its time to say bye." All nodded.

Until tomorrow, take care, bye.

Meena





Monday, May 27, 2013

Definition of Life

Rafael, I would like to know, how would you define life, according to you. So that we too understand, what it is.

Hmmm, that's tricky

I usually get answers more from nature, since, its open to all. So I'll give it from there itself, if you don't mind.

No not at all, go on, we are all ears.

Life is like an Ocean because It has depth,  which cannot be easily measured, our life cannot be measured in the sense of our feelings, our worth and above all the relationships bound with each other.

Life is an ocean because it has ripples on the surface
the daily ups and downs of life, the small happiness and sorrows, the small winnings and losings are all  like the ripple of water.

Life is an ocean because it is vast, we do not know where it ends or where it starts, but we know it is there, just like life, we do not know where to start or where to end, we just live.

Whatever or however you define life, there is one thing you should know, it has identity, the identity of you, it has majesticity, the majesticity of your soul and uniqueness, the uniqueness of love. So don't equate your life to anything, just live and show the world, you are the best, happened to them. All smiled.

So don't think of defining life, just live it, we are lucky we have it. All nodded.

OK then I think, its time to say bye, we will meet tomorrow. All nodded.

Until then take care, bye.

Meena

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Three Choices.......?

"Hi Rafael,  today I got mu results. "

"Well,  that's great news, congratulations."

"But Rafael,  you didn't ask whether I passed or not."

"Its not necessary to pass or fail, now you are entering the next phase of life, whether you like it or not, you are there and I'm glad, you have reached here safely Ajay. Now you would have added responsibility of making decisions and if it backfires, then you are held responsible, if your choice was right, the praise would also be yours, in this phase, you have many experiences and with that, many friends and foes and a lot of explanations, etc..."

"Yes Rafael,  I'm aware of it because my mom had already asked me to decide which subject to take two years back. She had asked me to put three choices and not to put too much heart on the first choice alone."

"Why did she say like that? Do you have any idea?"

"Yes guys, she told,  if by any chance, we miss on the first choice, then we could at least have the second and the third choice or else, if we have only one choice and if we don't get it fulfilled,  then we wouldn't know what to do next."

"That's cool isn't it Rafael? "

"Yes it is indeed, that's a good advice. So whenever you plan something, its good to expect both best and worst. Best is ok but the worst, when it happens, we wouldn't be in a situation to accept gracefully, if we have another plan under the sleeve, then we wouldn't be too shocked or miss the loss we had. So obey your mother and decide  three choices, ok?"

"Sure Rafael,  do you have any more to add?"

Yes I do have Ajay,  don't take any decisions very quickly,  this decision affects your whole life. So this is the time to utilize your religion, your unflinching faith in our creator and yoi should have  a clear cut aims and goals, only then can your decision be correct,  or else you could be a loser life long."

"Oh"

"Yes, oh. This is your choice, use it wisely. We will meet tomorrow?" All nodded.

Until then,  take care,

Bye

Meena

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Hey, Have You Seen Nature?

"Rafael,  today it was really windy, wasn't it? I thought it'd rain, but the wind took away the clouds. " all nodded.

"Yes Mark,  I had some casualties in my garden,  some branches were downed by the wind and all the plants have been shaken to the very root. Now it takes time to get back to normal, anyway, the vigour with which it was growing,  might not be revived but still,  it would grow just fine, anyway, the next time, when a storm comes by, it'd be much more prepared. " all nodded.

Oh!!! That' terrible Rafael,  your garden was so beautiful,  the trees were the show pieces (all nodded)

Yes, but what can we do, we cannot control the wind, well for that matter, when nature is hell bent to make such havoc, we just have to wait to let it do the damage.

But that's unfair Rafael

There is nothing unfair,  Monica, the nature is our own extension.

What does that mean Rafael?

Now look at the storm, it really messed lots of gardens and trees and houses and lives of people, likewise in our lives too, we get such dreadful experience, do you know when?

You better say it, I can avoid it before it ever happens, forewarned is forearmed. (All nodded)

When we are seperated from our loved ones.

Really?  I don't get it.

When we lose our dear ones, by several ways, when a daughter gets married, the parent though relieved woul feel very heart broken, when they have to let her go, our most dearest person dies, when parents get seperated or divorced, when children are left in an orphanage or in boarding school or on the street and to fend them on their own, then our insides would just be like a garden after the storm, nature can be healed, but a broken heart? It'd leave a scar and the life following it would not be the same and we would be a bit scared to face life or people again and look at nature, it picks up from where it has fallen and move on without complaint, taking the help of nature again to bring new life.

But Rafael,  these circumstances can be avoided, can't we?

Children, there are many things happening in a society, its culture, circumstances and above all, human weakness, when all these mix with our lives, we surely have several heart breaking experiences  we all don't think alike,  we all are unique, along with that circumstances, nobody can guarantee what awaits us the next moment,  just like the wind.  But we can withstand the onslaught.

Really?  How?

If we do not expect anything from anybody,  if the love you give is unconditional, if you are ready to give some space for others and help them grow, if you are ready to let them go which means, not expecting them to return your love,  then,  whatever they do to you, doesn't put you in a shocking state. Its not their fault or our fault, its the weakness of human nature, but whatever I say or advice, one thing is bound to happen.

What is it Rafael?

We would surely get hurt but it is up you, to heal the wound. If you think of doing revenge or fill yourself with hatred,  then you would be a loser and not the people who hurt you.

But how can that be possible,  Rafael?

The hurt is in you and you are not letting the wound to heal because of your hatred and revenge,  slowly,  the wound would start festering and it would spread to other parts of the body and make you sick and dead inside, but just like nature, you might be hurt or betrayed or seperated but your life should go on, like the nature open yourself to the world around, you would be surrounded by people who can help you to heal and grow and let go your hurt  then you become strong, so the next time, when you have to face a hurricane in life, you would be much more stronger than you believe. So whenever you are in confusion of how to tackle a problem and no one to help you, then look at nature, it has more experience than all mankind put together. Just believe,  the creator is too loving, to let us face our nightmares alone.

That is real touching,  but sadly, we don't have much nature left to look  at isn't it Rafael?

Hmmm,  we'll talk about it tomorrow.

Until then take care

Bye

Meena

Friday, May 24, 2013

The One Thing We Have No Control

"Rafael, its easy to say to find what we are comfortable with. But in practice it is difficult. Even though if we go about finding it, we feel bored by searching from one activity to the next and before long we will know, its no use and we become losers."

"Hmmm that's too bad, I thought you guys had some punk in you. I thought you were go getters and not sit and complain all the time."

"We are go getters for sure Rafael, but this is a life situation, we can't waste the whole time testing what we are comfortable at."

"OK so you people are serious,  that's good, but there is one thing, we have no control, even though if its life or death situation, there is a back pulling factor."

"What is it Rafael?"

"Its time."

"That was what we were saying."

"ou were saying about the earlier the better and save time, but I was meaning another time, which means, whatever is happening to us or what shouldhappen to us, has a prescribed or  predestined time, we cannot change, even if it is a life and death situation."

"But how is that possible?"

"f you look at nature you will know, night comes at a specific time and day comes at another time, rain comes in one season and summer in another,  there is always a time, to sow and we wait for some time to help the plant grow and bear fruit, then we wait again for some more time, to get the fruit ready for harvest. Its all preplanned children, we have no choice there. So even if you decide to find what talent you have, it will come out only when the predestined time arrives, until then we would be in the dark, not knowing, we are the masters of a trade."

"But Rafael, that's so unfair."

"Yes that is where the parents, teachers and elders play a role."

"Really? How?"

"The have experience of life and they would know by seeing your way of behaviour, in which activity you would excel. You know, I happened to be travelling with one of my friends, who was a mechanical engineer in a taxi, after 5 minutes of travel, he started to speak to the driver, who happened to be the owner of the car, the problems, the car was facing and the time span, within which it should be rectified or else, it would be useful to the khabhadiwala and not for the roads. And it was true because I was of the same locality, I met this driver several times a week, he was saying, ' was lucky to have that engineer in my car or else, I would have gone bankrupt."

"What does this has to with talent, Rafael? Why do you this to us."

"As you said its not possible to try all activities to find our inner talent, but we should have the patience and the heart to hear what the elders have to say to us, because like the engineer they are a store house of information and experiences. Once I went for a wedding, which my friend was the chef. Since  I wanted to meet him for some other matter, I thought I'll drop in his work place. Seeing me, he let his assistant do the work and led me to the nearny chair, while we were talking, he would stop and instruct his assistants who were cooking other dishes, to put salt in this dish or soya sauce in another, after some time, I became aware that he really gave instructions without even tasting the food, how could he do that. then he replied, through smell and experience. So don't under rate our elders, that is the only way we can save our time, by the time our talent gets ready to sprout on us, we would be well prepared with th ground work, with the help of our elders parents and teachers, then we can be the star of our own lives, be peaceful and contented with our own selves."

"That's wonderful isn't it Rafael? Now we have really conquered time or is it controlled time?"

"Yes it is, but look at all the strings attached to make ourselves wonderful, to control time? To the point,  the first thing have patience and the next thing, respect elders, no matter, whether its difficult to digest or swallow the way they behave to you, just believe  they have a route map to our success and they too are taking their time for us, that means, they are not mean to us, they have just become tough with age and experience, that's all. So bear with them. Will you be able to at least try to follow, what I have told?"

"Sure, we will try Rafael"

"Good, now its time to leave, we will meet tomorrow." All nodded.

Until then, take care, bye

Meena

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Easiest Route to Face Life

"Rafael,  what's the easiest route to face life?"

"Be simple."

"That simple?" All smiled.

"Yes, that simple,  when you were small what was your worry? "

"Thinking of it now, there eas nothing, when angry, happy, hurt, whatever emotions we had eas shown then and there, not even bothering to think of its consequences. But now, its so complicated, that I'm not sure whether to do it or not do it, or say it or not say it. I'll have to plan each and every thing of my life. Its really tiring, Rafael.'

"Always on the tight rope?"

"Exactly. "

"Not knowing where the next step would end?"

"Yes absolutely right. But that is so boring, one after the other. Life should be really enjoyedisn't it Rafael? "

"Yes,  it is. But not in the sense like party, booze and all that sorts. It would lead to more inner emptiness leading to hopelessness."

"Never think, that things or money or people can make you happy. No, they can never do it, only you can make yourself happy."

"Wow that's news and how can that be possible?"

"That is where your talents  come in. They are a way to reach you to your destination, eternal happiness, paving the path to success, helping you face life peacefully, etc...etc..."

"But how can we find the righr talent,  Rafael? "

"That's where simplicity plays a great role."

"Can you elaborate?"

"Life has lots of commitments to be fulfilled, lots of challenges to be faced and lots of masks to be eorn for all occasions. During this situation,  don't try to accommodate it along with your personality, it would never mix with your real self, it makes you artificial."

"But Rafael,  if we do not go according to the flow we will be out of our friend and family circle within no time. "

"No."

"No?"

"Yes, its a big no. You would never be an out cast, being simple, like when problems come, let it come, of it jas come, tjen it knows theway to go away. So why bother, why wear a mask, when you can pleasantly speak out, if you feel comfortanle or jist be mum, any way they would come to know about the flaws, through other sources at first,  they might feel odd, but they would surely  know, you were right, then they would value your words, feel comfortanle with your presence, but more importantly, you should know what you are worth for and that is where you should find your talent."

"And how would we find our talent?"

"The activity you are more comfortable with, feels happy and bring inner peace is what you are best. Find it and try it. Its time to leave, we'll meet tomorrow. " all nodded.

Until then,  take care.  Bye

Meena

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Our Homing Device

"Rafael, today I happened to hear a sermon on television, it was about God naturally, but what got my attention was, the priest spoke, 'People search God,  when they have no hope of survival,  when he is in the deepest of gorges.' But,  I don't understand how does man know where to go, when he himself has not seen God? "

"Great question Rebecca,  what does birds do, when the sun starts to set?"

"Return to the nest, naturally."

"Yes you're right, but how would they know where the nest is, when there are so many trees of the same type and so , many nests?"

"Well, I don't know."

"Yes, its complicated to answer. But one thing we know for sure, that it surely reaches and stays in its own nest, that means, it has a homing device inbuilt in it. Now for babies, they immediately recognize its mother, in a maze of other faces, how?"

"The same homing device. "

"Yes, Just like that, even if we have not seen God or be with God or even if it feels absurd to pray to an unseen God,  we would naturally reach His abode, because our home or we feel peace omly when we are with God. when we  really are in trouble, genuinely need his help and it would surely be answered because at that time, our heart is bleeding and the tears that come from a weeping heart would never be denied and at that time our belief is the strongest, we believe completely and without doubt, that God is there and He would surely help us without doubt, that is sufficient for miracles to happen. "

"That's superb Rafael,  its like heart meeting heart, isn't it?"

"Well, better say soul meeting soul, yes it is, there is no need for any extra classes or special coaching for that meeting point or the meeting person, we reach there because we have a homing device and that is what we call our homing person our soul mate.

Thanks Rafael."

See you tomorrow.

Until then take care, bye.

Meena

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Why are we sad?"

"Rafael,  our headmistress retired. She was our Chemistry teacher. She was very kind and very loving too. The whole school were crying when she bade farewell.  Why should it be sad, when we seperate from our loved ones?"

"I am sorry to hear, that a good teacher retired because of age. But still you people should feel lucky, that you have had first hand experience of a good teacher,  just think of the students who are now planning to join school?"

"Yes its true Rafael,  they're really unlucky on that score.  But still,  why are we so sad, heartbroken?"

"Any relationship tthat's been joined with love cannot be broken,  even after years of seperation, we do have fond thoughts of them, the hurt part comes, when our mind takes over and sows the seed of fear, whispering to our intelligence,  if she goes, you would feel alone,  the person replacing her can be a militant matron, thus bringing a sense of hurt, loss and loneliness, making it a fertile ground for tears and heart break." All nodded.

"But if your heart is filled with love for the person, then no matter what reason the mind gives, you would be confident about the love you have for the other person, not mattering, whether it is reciprocated because in the end, the love would really pierce the heart of the other person and return it to you, with double force. And remember, she has done her duty perfectly, fair and square because you helped her do it. So you should feel proud, to make her life successful and bring fulfillment to it. So don't feel sad about the retirement, The teacher would always remember you peopleand all her pupils in her prayers and she would always have good thoughts of you. So don't feel sad, O.K? But you can make her proud by following all her good example, that is a very great gift, you could give a teacher." All nodded.

I think it's time to leave.  And guys,  don't be sad. We'll meet tomorrow?"All nodded.

Until then,  take care, bye.

Meena


Monday, May 20, 2013

What Will happen to my life?????

"Rafael,  I really am very frightened of this life, what would happen of me?"

"That is your mind saying,  a spiritual person would never fear of anything. "

"Are you sure,  Rafael? "

"Yes quite sure,  its because they always are in the shade of  love,  peace and happiness,  which only the soul could provide, then they have full faith in the all powerful God,  who guides their every second of their lives,  so naturally whatever the circumstance, they would accept it as it is, then where is the scope for fear? "

" Nowhere naturally."

"Exactly,  but if your body, your mind,  your intelligence guides you, there is only one scope in life, tension. .....tension and all the diseases attached to it. Since,  the body or the mind or the intelligence do not know, what awaits us, the next year or the next monthor the next week. "

"Don't go that far Rafael,  no physical intelligence cannot predict what awaits us the next second. " all nodded.

Yes, that's right,  but, if I say,  'do not worry, your problem will be solved,  will you accept it?"

"Ohhhh all the people say exactly this dialogue Rafael,  it does'nt make any difference."

"Never think like that children,  it would surely happen,  because it is a message to you from the Supreme Creator,  to turn your ways towards yourself,  then, what others say would surely happen.  Will you believe it?"

"If you believe,  then we too believe. "

"Don't believe,  because I believe,  I believe because I have strong faith,  your belief would stay intil mu presence is there in front of you, when I move away, it would go. That should not happen,  cultivate to live spiritually, then you would never lose hope nor have fear over outcome of life." All nodded.

"We will meet tomorrow?" All nodded.

Until then, take care, bye

Meena

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Don't Dare....

"But Rafael, there is a situation, that I cannot understand, we are always on the cross, one way or the other, is there no end to it?"

"Yes, that's a good question, Ajay, there is a way out, sure."

"That's a relief, how?"

"Easy,  face it."

"What does that mean Rafael?"

"When a dog chases you, which is the best route out?"

"Stay where you are and no running."

"Yes, that's right, or else you would have to run the whole time until you tire and every time you meet a dog, naturally the fear overcomes you and you run and how long would you do that?"

"Our whole life?"

"Exactly, and will the problem go?"

"No, that is what is happening to us, we are always crucified because, we have been running from the problem before and the fear within us is overcoming us. So its better, you come face to face with the problem and take the brunt of all humiliation, fear, hatred and let it pass over you, inside you and above you, then you will know, its no big deal, so that is how we can stop our crucifixion. So next time, when the dog comes, it would not mind you and you are scot free. In other words, when you stand and face the crucifixion, the next time, it would not touch you and that is why Jesus, had only one crucifixion."

"Well, that was a very very big and very humiliating one Rafael, if I were in His place, God, I would not have reached till the very end."

"No Rebecca, if you have the courage, you would surely reach till the very last part. But children, in daily life, there are small small problems, don't run away from it, face it, but be courageous to be truthful to your Self, that's all I ask of you or else, you would have life long crucifixion." All nodded.

"OK then, we'll meet tomorrow." All nodded.

Until then, take care, bye

Meena

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Crucifixion is not on the Cross, But In Your Life, Check it Out

"But Rafael, even though Jesus sweat blood, he had to die on the cross, then we too have to go through that, isn't it? the consequences of forgiveness, loving and caring?"

"Love is an unconditional and sometimes non rewarding too and mostly it would really hurt, I remember a mother, who loved his son so much, that she used to fulfill every whim and fancy of his and along with it, she tried to give him a very education, but since she was a government employee, she used to get transfer now and then. So she decided to put her son in the boarding. But the son was very very angry. When the mother became old, he harassed her, saying, you were not there to love me, so why should I love you. Until, the son, started earning on his own, it was the mother, who spent money for his expensive day to day activities, but now, the mother has to work in her own house as servant to earn her keep. So where is love here?"

"Ohhh its so sad."

"That is what we say crucifixion, here the mother is crucified because she loved her child."

"But Rafael, then what will happen to the mother and also the son."

"Well if she forgivers her son and is at peace with herself, then she would really be loved in the end, her worth would be known, but the son, he too has to accept the reason behind him being in the boarding and love his mother, or else, he is going to be a sick man for life. So in real life, we do have this type of crucifixion at every turn of life, friends betraying, secrets made public, jilting, etc...But be sure, its not always, that we have to face this situation, its just an opening for our soul to meet God, but just be strong and don't hate the person, who brought us to this situation, he has to be there to unite us with God, that is what Jesus showed us through the crucifixion, till the last drop of blood and water, he didn't utter a word of anger or hatred, but that of forgiveness."

"Rafael, its really a hereculean task isn't it?"

"Yes it is. But I hope you would win, you could overcome it easily." All nodded.

"We too hope so, really, thinking about it really gives me nerves. Rafael, are you sure, we would have to face all these?"

"A Hundred percent, no doubt, but don't worry, it will all pass easily, if you pray really hard, with your soul."

"Hope so."

"So I think, we should disperse for today, we will meet tomorrow?" All nodded.

Until then, take care, Bye

Meena

Friday, May 17, 2013

Rather Sweat Blood, than....

"Children,  the only rule in the religion of love is,  'Love thy Neighbours as thy Self'.

"Rafael, I just wanted to ask a question"

"Fire away Raj."

" You said the life of Jesus was role model for us, how to overcome our different life situation, which life situation which Jesus overcame touched you most, Rafael?"

"Good question Mark,  the act that touched me is, 'sweating blood'.

"Ouch,  that's indeed a touching situation. Its true Rafael.  But,  why did you get attracted to that specific situation? "

"Once when I was young,  one of my rivals, poured ink on my home work,  I felt so angry,  that I really felt like smashing his face,  but I knew it was wrong and it would lead to more enemity. So I tried to control my fury,  by clenching my hands to fists,  grinding my teeth,  so that I don't utter a single word, which I would regret later and shut my eyes and took a deep breath,  at that time, I felt I would really sweat blood, that much control I had to exert on myself, then I knew,  how Jesus might have felt to do the right, He is complete God but still the physical body can really make us do the worst. Jesus overcame it with prayer,  and by talking to God directly. And in this age and day, we really sweat blood a lot,  but don't chicken out in between because,  you are in the right path. Now-a-days all are very angry, all have reason for it too. Whatever the reason,  just know that for getting greater glory we will have to overcome several Judas in our life and several blood sweating would have to take place. That is what Jesus is teaching,  its not for christians alone for whole of humanity. All religions have only one goal - Lead us to God.  So don't underrate any religion." All nodded.

"But I learnt so much from the life of Jesus, that I am too attached to Him. So before concluding, just remember, better sweat blood than fall prey to hatred, anger and enemity because it is your decision in the end that matters.  Would you be able to do that?"

"We will surely try, Rafael,  but thank you for explaining to us."

"Good,  so we'll meet tomorrow. " all nodded.

Until then,  take care,  bye

Meena

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Is Holy Spirit God?

"Rafael, is the spirit of God,  God himself? "

"OK, can I ask another one to answer your question. " all nodded.

"Can you name  your body parts?"

"Yes Rafael,  we can."

"Good,  now can you name your driving force, your thoughts, your will. Have you seen it?" all nodded in the negative.

"Good,  even I too have not seen it." All smiled and nodded.

"Rafael,  is it our soul?"

" No, soul is our real self, but the spirit is the driving force of all human being,  For God,  He is completely soul, there is no physical body, which means, the spiritof him is so pure, that whatever, we see and don't see around was created by God 's Holy Spirit and that gives continuity is the holy spirit.  But for man, its totally a different cup of fish."

"What does that mean Rafael? "

"It means that because of our physical body, our spirit lost its driving force, the power of will,  all take second place."making us lowly being.  So in order to go higher order of our being we seek the help of Holy Spirit, to guide us in everything and boosting our driving force, in short, the Holy Spirit is completely the power of God, so what does that mean?"

"If it is the power of God, then it would naturally be God himself,  Rafael. How can God work without his power? "All nodded.

"Exactly,  So Holy Spirit is God Himself." All nodded.


"It is this spirit,  that makes us human, with all the qualities which makes us unique, special, persistent and a will to reach above. So be aware of it, respect it and value it.you'd never regret it because it'd respond to your needs at the right time, at the right place and if you humiliate it be sure your life has been screwed. " all nodded.

"I think, it's time to say bye." All nodded.

Until tomorrow, take care

Bye

Meena

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Why Do I Believe

"But Rafael,  you itself told me that God Created Jesus from His very soul, then how come, God and Jesus have any difference?"

"Yes there is a very big difference Monica."

"But how come this difference arrived?"

"God, is complete soul, full of love. But Jesus along with the God soul has the physical body of human beings, which pulls him away from being with God or like God."

"Ooooh that means, its like evil, the devil which takes us away from God, isn't it Rafael?"

"Yes, exactly, both good and evil are within us children and what you choose to do is what comes out of us." All nodded.

"But Rafael, there is one thing I do not understand, the teachers or the priests, who leads the people to christianity does wrong, then how will we feel to follow them?"

"Never ever judge others by their action because, as I told you, when we are covered with the physical human body you make lots and loads of mistake. Now can I ask one question?" All nodded.

"Is there anyone in this group who has not made a mistake?" All nodded in the negative.

"But Rafael, we are children, we tend to make mistakes."

"No children, nobody should make mistake because, the soul has no age like young or old or middle age or toddler. So if you make a mistake, then its a mistake. So unless you are clear, you have no right to judge, whether they are people of power or people who guide us. So the next time, do not think of judging or criticizing others, you might have done more than that and you would also be judged for that." All nodded.

"Now regarding my belief, you asked why I love Jesus, its simple, He is me."

"What does that mean Rafael?"

"He is a human being and I am a human being, He has God soul within Him, I too have a drop of God soul within me. Then naturally we both are one and same, does it make any difference?"

"No Rafael, you are right."

"But there is a difference children, and a very big difference between Jesus and me. He showed us how to over come this problem of physical body stopping us from reaching God. He knew, what to do. He used His full power of God strength which is within His as well as the God strength through prayer and attained glory. For me, I do not like unhappiness. I do not like tears. I do not like hatred. I do not like untruth. But all these are there with this body and Jesus showed step by step, what to do, what to expect and how we should face it all through the BIBLE. "

"Oooooh, that I did not know. But where is it? For me Bible is Aramaic, for all I know, there are lots of parables, which I cannot make any connection with anything and I ususally think, why Jesus always speaks out of context."

"It is these stories, that guides us and also His life from the very start to the very end is the consequences He faced because of Human body. This is my situation and its also the situation of whole mankind, we are a power house, but we do not know the power unless we follow the path taken by Jesus and that is why I believe in Jesus. He is right in what He did and what He said and He is indeed the Son of God." All nodded.

"Wow Rafael, its indeed a privilege to have met you. You have a clear cut idea of what you want in life and where it is leading and all that."

"No children, I do not know anything about my future, but I know one thing, I can ollow Jesus and He would guide me to my goal. And that is where my success lies, knowing Jesus. So analyze, whether your religion teaches or shows how to live, what to expect the outcome and would it help you to reach God, then you do not have to woory, but follow these teachings with your heart and full of love, and with no criticism or judgement." All nodded.

"There is one secret I have to pass."

"What is it Rafael?"

"Because I have a God to believe, Jesus to direct and the spirit of God, to gide us, then I have always hope, that my life would end happily ever after." All smiled.

"But you didn't say anything of the Spirit of God, Is it God?"

"I think its time to say bye. How about explaining tomorrow?" All nodded.

Until tomorrow, take care, .

Bye

Meena

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

I believe

"Rafael, you explained in great detail about genuine religion, in which religion do you believe, if you do not mind me asking?"

"Not at all, but you should know, its my belief OK and don't misunderstand, that I am saying for others, its from my experience and not one fine day experience." All nodded.

"Religion should be followed with heart and if that is the case, then, the religion should have the qualities to touch deep inside, which  means, it should be heart touching, a religion of love and for me, I believe in Christianity. I blieve in Jesus Christ. Here I am saying my belief, not anybody else's OK? " All nodded.

"What made it so special for you? Why do you believe? or what made you believe in Jesus Christ?" Rafael shrugged.

"Its simple children, from first to last of the Bible, the scriptures of Christians its about love,  God's unconditional love, the proof of the creation from nothing is the first incident and from there it starts, the saga of  God  giving to man without any thought or shyness abundant graces. Man making mistakes one after other and God forgiving them for their mistakes and in the end, God  came down and lived on this Earth, as man, like you and me and He showed how we should behave, what we should do when we have problems in our lives or needs in our lives and how we should live daily by His very life."

"But Rafael, its Jesus who came and not God."

"You are right  Rebecca, but God, just like He created Man and Woman, He created Jesus, but with his very soul, with His very  Spirit, what does that mean? "

"Jesus is God Himself? "

"Exactly,  and not only that,  He was born just like we were born. "

"Ohhhh now I understand, why Jesus was called complete Man and complete God. In short there is no difference, between God and Jesus?"

" I Wouldn't say that Monica."

"But Rafael,  you itself told me that God Created Jesus from His very soul, then how come, they do not have any diffeference."

"Its a long lecture, we_'ll meet tommorow?" All nodded.

Until then,  take care, bye.

Bye

Meena

Monday, May 13, 2013

The Genuine Religion

"Rafael, there is one issue, I cannot understand."

"What is it Ajay?"

"Sorry, don't misunderstand, but you have been speaking of church, mosque and temple to help us reach our destination, but we all believe there is only one God, then there should be only one religion to reach the goal, so which is it, Rafael?"

"So now you started thinking, good. All religions are true, they lead us to one goal, but whatever the religion, there is one thing, you should know, that decides the genuineness of a religion."

"Really, what is it Rafael?"

" Religion which teaches the importance of love, lives love, sacrifice out of love and breathes love, where hatred is conquered by love, where the goal to reach is achieved only through love. Then that religion is a true religion."

"Are you so sure Rafael? How do you know, this is the right religion?"

"because, the religion of the soul is love. So if you have to reach God or unite with the God soul, then, don't worry, you will have to go through love. Its not an easy path, children.It can be a real nightmare, but be sure, without the religion of love, even if you pray and fast and make rectification, its useless and a waste of time."ll nodded. "So if you believe that your religion teaches love, then don't go running around in search of true religion because you would be running around without end." All nodded.

"And I want to pass you a secret too, your physical being would fight nail and tooth not to allow you to reach God soul. And fighting in the name of religion is one cause, but you know, we all have one religion - the religion of love, let it control you and nothing else, OK?" All nodded.

"We'll meet tomorrow?" All nodded.

Until then take care bye.

Meena

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Do We Really Have to Pray?

"Rafael,  if we can make miracles happen from our soul,  then,  what is the necessity of going to church or temple or mosque to pray?"

"Good question Mathew,  man has been so immersed in needs and tensions, that he has forgotten his identity thereby bringing him misery the whole life."

"Ohhhh that's terrible,  but then what role does a place of worship has in our life,  Rafael? "

"Believe me, it has a very big role than you can imagine."

"Really,  then don't put us in suspense because I for one am really lazy to go to church, but if you say that it has a very big role,  then I would surely change my priorities,  Rafael. "

"Good Monica,  Now what is water to our body? "

"Its life,  Rafael,  we cannot live without it."

"Exactly,  and what about,  air, can we live without it? "

"You might be kidding,  right? "

"No, frankly asking,  so that I can explain to you."

"Sorry Rafael,  we cannot live without it, we would be dead, within five minutes. "

"Yes, likewise, church is water to our soul and air is life. "

"I didn't get you, Rafael. "

"Ok, water and air are needed to keep our physical body alive,  but still it dies,  but on the other hand, the soul is deathless, it lives and lives, but if we do not give the necessary nutrition, it would dry up in our own body bringing us lifelong misery ."

"Oooh that's terrible."

"Yes, and that should never happen to anybody and the place of worship,  whether church or temple or mosque,  they help us direct us from going the wrong direction and the scriptures, guide us and our prayer, nourishes the soul giving us the much needed hope.  Now I want to look this place with a new eye."

"What does that mean, look with a new eye? "

"First watch the surrounding of a church or mosque or temple, mostly we will have to climb a set of steps,  which means, ee will have to raise our body from Earth, then we enter into the big hall, where either it might be silent or very prayerful. If its silent,  then it means, the atmosphere fit for communicating with God can be attained from nothingness, silence is a void, you do not need anything to be with God,  but there is one thing, he needs, can you guess? " All nodded in the negative.

"Its you, then when the prayer comes out from the very lip of our being the communication is made. Now, this is the physical part of church or temple or mosque. Now, connect it spiritually, The room within you where the soul resides is the temple or mosque or church,  to reach there, you will have to raise your self from earthly thoughts, leave behind all your problems,  needs and everything and bring your self inside the temple of the soul and pray, thus setting a communication between the creator and the created, bringing miracles for all to see. But in order to find the connection between the physical and the spiritual,  church and temple and mosque is a necessity. They will show you the path, value them and the keepers of these institution. They are priceless people. " All nodded.

"So next time, when you get an opportunity to go to a church or temple or mosque,  grab it and don't let it pass. There would always be a gift awaiting for raising your self and making your presence known to have spared the time to communicate, with God soul.  Just know, he is rich eh, too much loaded. You can ask anything. Its like Aladdin's cave. So now, have I given enough details to make you understand the importance of going to temple or mosque or church? " all nodded.

"Thank you Rafael,  you were very much clear and I would surely think twice before I say no." All smiled.

"Good, so we conclude and meet you tomorrow." All nodded.

Until then take care, bye

Meena

Saturday, May 11, 2013

The Secret Room

"Rafael,  what do you mean by silence?  Is it not talking,  like silence in class, in library? "

"Good question Ajay, silence is not talking,  there is a room inside you, where your soul resides, the real you is inside that room. "

"Wow, really?  Its unimaginable. But what has this room got to do with silence,  Rafael?"

"The real you grows in silence and not in noise. You can sit in a noisy room and talk over the din, but still,  you can be silent and that is what we need."

"But now that's confusing, how do we make our room inside us silent, rafael?"

"To be silent,  we will have to clear our thoughts. When thoughts come, stop it, don't allow to come inside the room of your soul."

"But Rafael,  thoughts are what make us, just imagine,  we without thoughts?"

"Yes, its true, but that is what causes the noise inside you, for example, you saw a very good pen with your friend and you want to have it, then what all thoughts go through you?"

" Don't ask, its like asking 1001 question at a time. We have a million thoughts in different angles,  the way of asking, to whom to ask, at what time to ask, if the answer is no, then the next agenda, etc..."

"Exactly,  this is what is a noise to the soul. The 1001 questions are being shouted inside the room. Stop these or any thoughts, whatever comes from the brain and just make yourself free, it takes time, but if you practice it regularly, then as I told you, you can talk your throat out, but  still you can be silent and it is in this room, miracles happen, where the soul is free to work, to help us in our lives. So try,  this, when doubts, tensions, needs arise, just stop it when you see it coming, then, be sure, you become, the walking miracle. Everything happens at the nick of time and if something goes wrong, it has to go wrong, but be in peace, it would be righted by the soul."

"That's cool,  just imagine, we do not have to decide anything and the soul does everything for us? But Rafael,  how does miracles happen, in  our inside room or with the soul?"

"If you are silent within and leave  the problems and whatever, brings thoughts in the hands of the soul, it will connect itself with the God soul, then naturally, the power flows towards you, where you do not fear, where you do not lose, where there is no sadness or any sickness.  But for this to happen, clear the soul of all thoughts and make it silent. Would you be able to do that? "

"Yes, sure, we'll try our level best, Rafael,  that's a promise. " All nodded.

Until then, take care and be happy.

Meena


Friday, May 10, 2013

The Lost Silence

"Rafael,  I have a doubt,  how would we know, that our soul is directing us? Actually,  its so weird, because,  we have not seen a soul and it is something very difficult to imagine too. Like we are dealing with nothingness. So could you please explain in detail?"

"Good question,  Mathew.  The first thing you should learn is to be silent,  clear your mind of all thoughts. In short, you should have nothing to  be worried or plans to fulfill,  just live, whatever comes your way, accept it, that is when we know,  that our soul is directing us and not our physical person of Rafael or Mark or Raj, or Ajay,  or Monica or Rebecca or whoever you are. And don't waste time, thinking that you are capable of doing it smartly,  you would surely end up in the gutter." All nodded.

"Then one more thing, you would have seek the help of a bigger power  to guide you through this situation of bringing out the soul to work for you." All nodded.

"So first thing first, take a deep breath and start practicing silence and take it slowly from there. It really makes a lot of difference. Will you practice it?"

"I really would Rafael,  I do not want myself falling into the ditch."

"Yes Rafael,  we would surely start with immediate effect. "

"Good, so let me know if you need any help,  hmmmm? "

"Sure Rafael,  we'll take up on that. "

"Good, so now we conclude." All nodded.

See you tomorrow, until then take care,  bye.

Meena

Thursday, May 9, 2013

The Best Technique to Revenge Your Worst Enemy

"Rafael,   I have still a doubt."

"O.k.,  what is it Ajay? "

"You were speaking of our enemies, as route pointers in the maze of life. But our enemies did a wrong to us, not right, so how can we justify their action? And help us in gettimg us to the destination, Rafael? "

"Hmmmm good question,  I'll say about a real life incident." All nodded.

"There is an incident in the Bible,  where Judas betraying Jesus."

"Yes Rafael,  I really hate that part." All nodded.

"Hmmmm it's natural. Do you know,  why Jesus came to this world? "

"To save mankind. "

"Exactly,  for that Jesus had to remove His physical body to unite with God soul.  No one in hos right sense would do that, even the kings too were afraid,  but Judas lit the first fire and the chain reaction started,  you know the rest, Jesus died, a very humiliating death but that ends when we throw the body in the tomb or cremated."

"Do you mean to say, that these humiliation happens only to the physical body?"

"Yes Mark, to the physical body where you have beauty,  brains, position,  name, fame, family,  etc... but in the spiritual sense, the humiliated person gets a chance to free the soul from the maze of the above said bonds. So without a battering on these bonds, we cannot allow our soul to help us guide us through the maze. O.K. now back to Jesus, he died and on the third day, He resurrected." So if we had to see, the second life of Jesus,  the life where there is no sorrow, or pain,  or betrayal, then we have to gain the physical death, which means, not dying in the real sense. It is like, when everyone, humiliates us, when there is no one to help, when we have lost hope, that is a sort of death,  at that time,  soul comes out of the barrier of name, fame, money, status, etc, which we call ego, then we start living our resurrected life where there is no one to hurt you or hate you or betray you, a life of peace and happiness."

"And what about Judas Rafael?  He just hanged himself and, the story ends.  In fact, he left unhurt,  when Jesus was so so so much humiliated."

"No Rebecca,  he hanged because,  Jesus forgave him. No evil can bear itself in front of love, the human being part of Judas felt ashamed of his action and the soul in him highlighted the love of Jesus. So that he change his way of behaviour, but instead of saying sorry and be a good person, he killed himself. So in real life, who got the name and fame? Jesus or Judas?"

"Jesus, naturally. "

"Yes and Judas became a route pointer in the life of Jesus, and Judas became a wretched being, not only for Jesus, but for the whole mankind, past, present and future. "

"Ohhhh what a wasted existence, isn't it Rafael? " All nodded.

"Yes it is and that type of end is what awaits to those people who hurt you."

"Ohhhh but that's worse than the revenge we think for them."

"Yes it is, so don't bother about revenge, have faith in your soul, accept the pointers, thank them, forgive them and move forward, everything would end fine. What do you think Ajay, have I cleared your doubt?"

"Very clearly, thank you, Rafael. "

"Good,  it's time to leave. We will meet tomorrow." All nodded.

Until then,  take care.

Bye

Meena

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

How Can You Hate Your Enemies?

"Rafael, When we have such a drastic experience in life,  how Will we be able to forgive and forget such an experience and the people who were the cause of such experience? I do not know whether I'd be able to forgive anybody who were the cause of my misery. "

"Yes Monica,  its difficult,  but imagine you are in a maze will you be able to get out easily?

"No Rafael,  its not easy."

"Yes its true, but if we have pointers to direct us, then how would you feel children? "

"Relieved."

"Yes relief, and in real life, the people who hurt you, are the pointers."

"Ohhhh!  I really cannot believe it, if they're the pointers,  then we should really thank them for showing our way, isn't it Rafael? "

"Yes, we should love them and thank them for the service rendered."

"But if they have done with, ill feeling towards us?"

"Never think bad of others,  Rebecca because people are in general, good. "

"But there are people who hurt others."

"What type of a girl are you Rebecca? "

"I feel,  I'm a good girl." All smiled.

"Yes you are Rebecca. "

"But Rafael,  how can you say so strongly, my character? "

"Its simple Raj, what you want to see or hear or do is what you receive from others. In short, what is inside you, is what you get from others. So don't criticize others because you are saying bad of yourself."

"Rafael,  do you mean to say that, what all faults I see in others is in truth, my own?"

"Exactly, since we have it in us, we would know it quickly, or else how would we know, for example, if I say about a star, you have an idea of what I am speaking, right?" All nodded

"But, if I speak about droptrop, will you have an idea, what I'm speaking about"

"No Rafael,  we have no idea at all, what is it?"

"I too don' know, but that is not the point here, the main point is do not judge others and forgive if others have hurt you because they are helping you to get you out of life's problems and help us reach our destination quickly. " all nodded.

"So will you be able to do that Monica? " I'll try to remind myself what you have told Rafael."

"Good that is the  spirit. I think it's time to say bye." All nodded.

Until then take care,

Bye

Meena

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Give Reign To Your Soul

"So Rafael, you promised, a story regarding giving full reign of our life to our soul." All nodded,  Rafael smiled and nodded.

"Yes Ajay,  I remember, ok. Here we go, It's a story of a poor boy. He was very courageous and never feared failure.  He had only his father and no one else. His father passed away leaving behind a small piece of land and a small hut. Since he was small, the village elders decided to select a family who can be his guardian, until he comes of age. The village head was a very shrewd man, he voluntered himself to be the guardian of the boy. The boy shifted his residence and lived in the home of his guardian."

"Was it easy for the boy,  Rafael? "

"No it was not easy, but he didn't complain. He worked very hard during day time and at night, he would listen to the singing of the village head man's daughter, who was his age. Before long, he knew he wanted to learn music."

"Oh! That's lovely. So was he able to learn? Did the headman allow the boy to learn music?"

"No, he was very angry and gave him extra work at night too.  But the daughter was very kind,  she taught him secretly. "

"Ohhhh how sweet of her. It's really good isn't it, Rafael? "

"Yes it's,  but she would have to pay for her actions, naturally."

"Why what happened?"

"Ever year during the temple festival, the village conducted a music festival.  Anybody could participate, people came from other villages too to participate as well as for entertainment, for the past two years, the headman's daughter was the winner,  so this year, the headman placed a bet, that his daughter would be this year's winner, but unfortunately, everyone believed it too."

"Rafael it's unbelievable, that there were no good singers in that area."

"Well, let's say, the girl was very talented. " all nodded.

"Since there were no one to place a bet on anyone else, the headman became too proud, heannounced, 'If anybody can defeat his daughter will be given half the share of his property and all what he has."

"Ohhhh,  how would the daughter feel? "

"His daughter was unaware of all these. She was the first contestant. She sang so beautifully, that everyone sat there struck by the beauty of the song.  Everyone knew, that she would easily. Many contested, but none could reach the standard of the headman's daughter. Then the last contestant arrived,  it was none other than the orphan boy. He sang the same song as that of the headman's daughter. He did it so perfectly, that all went silent for a moment and then a big applause erupted from the audience. The boy was whisked from the stage. Seeing,  the boy being congratulated, the headman became very angry.  He pulled him down and thrashed him with his walking stick and shouted, "You ungrateful wretch, this is how you repay for giving you shelter and food, for being your guardian? And he looked at all the people and said, look at this boy, today, he snatched my daughter's talent, tomorrow, who knows, he would cut my own head. So I order, this very moment to leave this village and he turned to the people present, beware of this boy, don't make the mistake of taking him in."

"Ooh how sad."

"Yes its saddening Rebecca,  but what to do, he had to face it, he had nothing, not even a single dress. He begged the headman, please don't let him in the street.  But everyone was deaf to his cries."

"Oooh"

"He got up wiped his tears and just walked, not knowing what to do, his mind was blank. He just ealked without any  direction."

"But Rafael,  how can that be possible?  He would have some destination?"

"There is a time, when we go blank, not able to decide anything,  at that time, we are letting the soul to take control of our life, it would help us too."

"Wow!!!! At the right time."

"If we have faith, instead of wasting our time planning and plotting and the end result becoming a flop, if we wait for the result come to us, without any planning, then you will never believe, we get a perfect outcome, perfect life in the end."

"So this is how we give reign to our soul, allow your life to come as it may, let your physical being be a spectator, then the spiritual part, your soul will do the rest."

"Thank you Rafael,  we got it ." All nodded.

"Ok then, ee'll meet tomorrow." All nodded.

Until then take care, bye

Meena

Monday, May 6, 2013

Leave Your Life In Safe Hands

"Rafael,  you told to give full reign to the soul and the soul will direct you out of this unending situation. " Rafael nodded.  "But why cannot we direct our own life,  we have intelligence, knowledge and we have elders to help us when we are in the wrong." All nodded.

"Hmmmm,  that is a good thought Mark, can I ask a question? "

" Sure no problem."

"Till how many years can you see your future children? "

"Are you kidding,  Rafael,? We do not know what is going to happen the next moment,  then how are we going to predict our future? "

"You are right, Raj, even I too am in the same situation,  so no problem, but our soul knows till the very end."

"Wow really?  That's cool isn't it Rafael? " All nodded. Rafael smiled.

"Yes it's cool, don't you guys want to know,  how the soul knows our future? "

"Yes Rafael,  that would be great. "

"Our soul is a drop from the ocean of God soul.  It knows everything, from the beginning till the end, that's why I told,  allow the soul to guide your life and you'll never have to regret it." All nodded.

" Now how would we give our soul full reign of our life Rafael? "

Its simple, we'll discuss that tomorrow with a story." All nodded.

Good,  so we say bye and meet tomorrow? All nodded.

Until then, Bye,  take care.

Meena. 

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Why doesn't the moon set?

"Hey Rafael,  today the moon didn't set in the morning. "

"Don't talk silly Mathew,  it's not the moon but the Sun is what sets in the West,  isn't it Rafael? "

"Hmmmm Rebecca,  I"ll have to differ on that."

"Ooh sorry, I thought......"

"At your age, even I too thought the same, but if you look at the working of the Sun, the Moon and the Earth,  actually, is it setting anywhere, like in the sea or the ocean or behind mountains?"

"No, they are revolving and rotating."

"Exactly,  Rebecca,  and what about the Sun?"

"Its the source of energy, its not moving."

"Yes, you are right,  now what sets? "

"Nothing,  in fact, due to this revolution and rotation, there are lots of changes  happening in the Earth and the moon."

"Yes Mark, we get day and night,  then the seasons,  months and years are all due to this, its a long travel, with no end."

"Rafael,  have you noticed, most of the things are unending, like the sky, the ocean, the days, years, why is it like that?"

"That is because we are in a spiritual sleep."

"Spiritual Sleep? What does that mean?"

"It means, your real you, the soul is sleeping, until it is awakened, you will be in this unending situation."

"But Rafael,  when a person dies, he would surely come out of this unending situation? "

"No Raj, if his soul is not awake, then he cannot come out of this unending situation. "

"Then what will happen?"

"Just like the days and the months and the years and the seasons, his life would be repeated."

"Ouch! !!!! Its impossible."

"But Rafael, this is becoming a nightmare."

"To be frank, it can be, but it is all in your hands, you have the choice to end this unending situation. "

"Really! !!! How? "

"Awaken your soul. "

"So simple?  How do we do that?"

"Live consciously, each moment, and look directly into you and the soul will direct you and when you give the steering wheel to your soul, then, it would easily take you out of this unending situation."

"Wow!!!! That' cool,  but still, all these are really weirdos Rafael. "

"Yes, but whatever you say or think, you will have to go through the soul, even if it takes thousand years. So why wait thousand years when you know what to do now?"

"Yeah it's true,  we'll surely try to live through the soul Rafael. "

"Good,  now, its time to say bye, we'll meet tomorrow." All nodded,

Until then, bye

Meena.



Saturday, May 4, 2013

Six Things You Should Never Do In Life

"Rafael,  what are the things which we should not do in life?"

"Hmmmm there are loads of things, which you should not do.  We'll make it six?" All nodded.

"That would be helpful, thank you Rafael."

"Good the six things are:-

1  Never ever speak untruth. If they come to know the truth, you'd lose your credibility. No one would ever believe you.

2 Never expect everybody to love you and accept you. Its not because of their fault, its because of our fault, our shortcomings hinders them to love us. So try to find your fault , accept it and overcome it.

3 Its not always necessary to say yes, when someone asks help, if you say yes, do it. But if you think, that you would not be able to do it, then be courageous to say no.

4 Try not to be a nuisance to others by your words and actions, or else before long, you will not have any friends, to be frank, they would run, when they see you. So beware.

5 Never waste anything, there are lots of people who are eating in their dreams.

6 Never hate anybody, its too drastic a measure to another person, who knows, how long they would live or we would live. So don't give a reason for regret the whole life.

"Ohhhh thank you Rafael,  we'll remember this. "

"Good I think its time to say bye. " All nodded.

Until tomorrow, take care,  bye

Meena

Friday, May 3, 2013

Six Tips To Easy Living

"Rafael,  you spoke about some qualities, we'll have to develop from very young, one is never betray your friends. "All nodded.  what are the rest?"

"Hmmm... good question Rebecca,  I'll put it directly point by point, then we'll discuss it later,  is it O.K?"

"Yes Rafael. "

"Good, so here we start.

● Be truthful :- "If you ask, why it is so important, then there is only one answer,  if you havea habit of lying, then quit Iit, or else no one would believe you. Faith os the foundation of all relationship." All nodded.

● Obey elders:- They were once our age, at that time, what we are thinking now, has already been done by them and they have already borne the consequences. If its good, then they would not interfere or else, bear in mind, they would not sit still, until we obey them or else, we would face the same consequences. At that time, they would surely say, 'I told you' So why waste on experimenting experiences when there are people who could give us first hand, line by line details of the action result? In life there are lots of other things to experiment, so channelize your energy for good purpose.


● Switch off the television, when visitors arrive and try to talk with them:- Its basic manners, they too love to watch movies sitting at home, but they have come to your place for some purpose, so have the decency and patience to sit with them and hear them. They would respect us for that.


● Don't deny a chance to help others:- Helping is not just wiyh money, a kind word, a hand to lean on, a glas of water, etc. ?. Small acts of kindness, is what makes the relationships steonger. So try to take care of small small helps." All nodded.

● Think three times before you give a word. If you've given a word, then you should keep it:- Promises are made to be kept and not to be broken. There is no criteria for whom, whether, it is for young or old, parent or teacher, younger brother or older sister, the promise is the same, your word to do something for the other. So try not to give a promise or else you shoukd fulfill it with your life."

● Always have the patience to hear the advice and experience of parents, teachers and grand parents, they only wish goodness for you:- This is the most boring part of life, advice,  when a child starts to think, there are hordes of people to advice.  Since, its mostly don'ts of the best things of life, it would always be irritating, but do hear them, at least, they will have the peace of mind, thinking at least, we heard them and to follow it  is solely our choice. At least, you would have several options, when you have to decide on your own." All nodded.

"I think, this is enough for today. We'll meet tomorrow. " All nodded.

Until then take care, bye


Meena



Thursday, May 2, 2013

Never Betray Your friends

"Rafael,  today something special happened."

"What is it Monica? "

"My parents bought me several new dresses. Do you know, ita been two years since I have got a new dress."

"Why, didn't they have any money?"

"No guys, I had a veey heart breaking experience two years back. Two new students came to my class. They were from different homes, their names were Leela and Laila. They were not normal students, they learned and during their free time, they helped in the kitchen and did all odd jobs  of the convent."

"So they were always there. In our school we have to wear colour dress on Friday.  We always loved that day." All nodded and smiled.

"So usually in the girls circle  we notice one another's dress. The first friday all went well, everyone wore stylish dresses, Leela and Laila wore according to their capacity.  The next Friday, all wore another set of dresses."

"Naturally." All nodded and smiled.

"But the third Friday both Leela and Laila wore the same dress and the next Friday the other one was repeated after sometime my circle of friends came to the conclusion that our two class mates had only two sets of dresses.  Since, they mingled with us, we started feeling awkward to wear good dresses,  so we decided to quit wearing new dresses and we followed their example, so that both our friends wouldn't feel bad about their dresses.  But what hurt was when they started wearing torn dress."

"Oh!!!! How sad." All nodded.

"Yes,  it was heart breaking. Then we friends decided to pool all our pocket money and buy some materials and had a very good tailor who was friendly with these girls and we requested her to stitch exactly the fashion they wore. Since she had their measurements, it was easy for us."

"Oh that's simply superb." All nodded.

"Yes, but we had a small problem."

"What was that? "

"We cannot gift anybody, unless there is a special occasion. "

"Oh!!!! How did you people manage to give?"

"Well, one of our friend's birthday arrived and she gave it as a gift for her birthday and both were crying. And the questioning from our headmistress followed and that friend owned up all responsibility, saying, she wished to remember her thirteenth birthday, as it  it was special for her."

"So only that friend got the credit."
"To be frank, she was fired. The headmistress warned her not to act too smart. So she apologized and told, "Maam, I'll not repeat it."

"Wow, that's simply a good  a commendable behaviour, isn't it Rafael? "

"Yes, Ajay, there are some qualities, which we have to develop from childhood."

"What is it, Rafael? "

"Never betray your friends, no matter, whatever consequences you will have to face." All nodded.

"Good, then what happened Monica,  please continue?"

"Yes Rafael.  The two girls left that very year, as it was very difficult for them to keep up with the syllabus, leaving behind a deep imprint in our hearts, that dresses should be worn for our comfort and not to waste money by buying lots and run behind fashion. I know its easy to preach, but I learned  the hard way. So it would not be easy to throw this attitude for sometime, that's why, I didn't need any dresses for sometime."

"That's a good advice Monica.  It was good to know, that something life altering happened to you and your friends in such a young age. Good keep it up and try to live a fruitful life." All nodded.

O.K. then, , we'll meet tomorrow." All nodded.

Until then take care.  Bye.


Meena


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Suicide? No.....

"Rafael,  yesterday you spoke about never wish for death.  But some people have already committed suicide, what will happen to them?"

"Hmmmm.... that' a good question. But a very sad issue too." All nodded.

"Yesterday I met a father whose son committed suicide last year."

"Ohhhh that's terrible. Do you know why he killed himself?"

"He loved a girl, but his father declined to accept her into the family and the very night, he roped himself on the fan and was successful in dangling himself dead in his own bedroom able to make the statement loud and clear but the sad part  is, the said girl didn't wait to grieve."
"Ohhhh what a loss."

"Hmmmm true, loss for the boy and his family. But the consequences of this action has to be faced mostly by the boy."

"But Rafael,  the boy is already dead, then how is he going to bear the consequences?"
"There is no death for the soul of a human being,  only the physical body has death but the soul is deathless and it has to unite with God soul, for that you should gain perfection as that of God soul."

"But that's too difficult Rafael,  don't you think?"

"Very much true, but we are perfected by little little acts, like helping your parents, grandparents or siblings, not hurting them, doing your home work on time, being obedient, being truthful, etc... and it takes several lifetimes to make ourselves perfect and if you have done any mistakes we'll have to clear that debt too. And as you pointed Rebecca,  if the person  commits suicide, he would carry forward all the hurts of his loved ones  and if we destroy anything that has been given to us, what is the consequence children?"

"We'll have ro replace it with a new one."

"Exactly, he has to live the same life once again with extra wretchedness because he would get the worst  parents and circumstances, to make a living hell. So better think before you commit suicide. If I can a put word, don't ever think to take your life, it would aggravate your life."

"Rafael, what happened to the girl?"

"She married another boy and is living happily."

"What a joke.." All went silent. "

"Now cheer up children,  I know you would not do any mistake of that sort. So buck up.  Come we'll have some tea before saying bye." All nodded and got up.

Until then take care.

Bye

Meena