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The weaver and his fate

Baba Gyani Triviani said: " There are times when you work extremely hard and you don't get the benefits. Fret not " The following is a tale that I had had as a lesson in school... The original tale is in Sanskrit, this might not be an exact copy. There was a town, well known for its weavers. Every other house had a weaver, and they were very talented. They used to sell their wares in various other cities and they became prosperous over the years. But among them was one man who was not satisfied. This weaver was the best weaver in the entire village, so good that no other weaver came close to him in talent. The cloth he wove resembled pure gold in quality. However, he was never able to sell his wares for some reason or the other, and lived the life of an average man. He was unhappy because other weavers who were far inferior than him were far richer. He didn't understand the reason for this. One day, his wife asked him to not lose hope and go to Puri to sell hi

Why visit temples?

Swami Gulagulaananda said: " If you are blind, it doesn't mean that the world around you doesn't exist... It just means you can't see it " WHY VISIT TEMPLES ? (Scientific Reason) There are thousands of temples all over India in different size, shape and locations but not all of them are considered to be built the Vedic way. Generally, a temple should be located at a place where earth's magnetic wave path passes through densely. It can be in the outskirts of a town/village or city, or in middle of the dwelling place, or on a hilltop. The essence of visiting a temple is discussed here. Now, these temples are located strategically at a place where the positive energy is abundantly available from the magnetic and electric wave distributions of north/south pole thrust. The main idol is placed in the core center of the temple, known as "*Garbhagriha*" or *Moolasthanam*. In fact, the temple structure is built after the idol has been placed. This *Moolas

Inception in real life

Swami Gulagulaananda said: " Are you really capable of thinking originally or has someone done inception on you. Without you even realising... " If you have not watched the movie Inception, go watch it now... It's awesome. Nonetheless, have you ever thought of the way in which your mind works when you see or hear something? Have you ever wondered why you think the way you do? Many jobs require the applicant to be an engineer, though many BCA and MCA guys are as knowledgeable in terms of knowledge in computers. Apparently, the reason is " You have gone through an engineering course, you can think like an engineer ". Big deal, what's thinking like an engineer anyway? Knowing how to mass bunk? Or booze? Or finish studying last minute? Surely all students are like that, no? Well, apparently, training makes a great difference. So, what I am trying to say here is that, the way in which you react to anything is dependent on the kind of environment you have

What are we becoming?

Swami Gulagulaananda heard: " Ethics is how you are as a person, when nobody is looking " Imagine that life is a video that is constantly playing... For a moment pick up your remote control, and hit the pause button. Then, float out of your body, turn around and look at your frozen body stuck in the same position, reading this post... Now let's begin floating and looking around. Oh, and also, leave your ideas, opinions, prejudice and such behind. We, as people, have evolved over a period of time. I am not talking about the biological evolution and loss of tail. I am talking about society. Just today, one of my uncles had come over and was talking about his grandfather's grandfather who walked all the way to Tirupathi from some town close to Mangalore, and back. He said, " Those were the days of 'Athiti Devo Bhava'   and it was customary for people to stay in other people's houses, mind you, not relatives, and partake food as well, which would be

Tarka - The story of the escaped convict

Swami Gulagulaananda said: " The chain always breaks at the weakest link " You can now read the story from the book - Swami G's Short Stories Buy now - Just $0.99 The wail of the police siren behind me served as a source of constant motivation to run faster. My footsteps seemed to resonate with my rapid heartbeats. The night was cool and dark, and all the residents of this peaceful locality seemed to have retired for the day. Sleeping peacefully; I made a scoffing noise at the idea. Concepts lost to me a long while ago... Sleep and peace. And then I saw that house with a low balcony with a convenient access to it. That door was unlocked....... I was standing still in the shadow, watching her as she was washing her hands in the basin. As she was about to turn around, I rapidly closed the distance between us. I could see her face getting contorted into an ugly expression of terror as she saw me. I quickly covered her mouth with my palm and uttered w