Both parents

Both parents intelligent, smart and seasoned

Their four grandchildren take after them

Both parents compassionate and kind

They have filled many homes with peace

Both parents dedicated and dutiful

They lived these values for everyone to emulate

Both parents loved and respected each other always

They’re loved and respected always by all

Both parents energetic and radiated positive vibrations everywhere

They haven’t taken it away with them

Both parents lived for others’ wellbeing

The wellbeing and wellness keeps multiplying

Both parents together nurtured all four grand children

The famous four, now the pillars of support for the entire family

Both parents simple and humble forever

Their greatness lives in their simplicity

Both parents showered love on one and all

They’re both towering personalities as my friend calls them

 

Both parents were lifetime learners

They shared that gift with one and all

Both parents left us within 15 months

They can only be together and never otherwise

Both of them so very precious.

The sky shines a bit brighter with their presence

There is this one great blessing in life beyond anything: being known to the world as theirs12654697_10153929317969096_7483196629591666716_n

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Absolutely adorable Cecilia mam!

Mam reflects God’s love and peace and there is a touch of divinity in whatever mam does

Mam is steadfast and marches towards God and her divine connection is ever alive

Mam inspires us just by being herself: She is an exemplary teacher in every sense

Mam gives a new meaning to the word ‘integrity’ and mam’s presence is in a neat line

Mam’s thoughts, words and deeds are crystal clear and her integrity reflects in her clarity

Mam is designed by God as example of an ideal human being with every virtue and merit

Mam is the best version of herself and forever she gives her very best for every moment

Mam is totally focused, fully present in every moment and brings in higher energy

Mam’s teaching was always excellent with rich content and  suitable methodology

Mam invites field examples that facilitate collective learning and direction-setting

Mam’s insights and guidance enrich the learning  as much as discussions, feedback

Mam believes in learning by doing: Role-plays were part of classroom learning

Mam contextualises Social Work Education through live practice sessions in the class

Mam integrates theory and practice so effortlessly and beautifully

Mam paves the way of additional learning by sharing of her reading and experiences

Mam supports wider exposure through field visits, co-curricular learning sessions

Mam preaches only what she practices and never forgets to practice it forever

Mam’s knowledge is up-to-date, her skills sharp and the attitude was the best

Mam prepares so well for each class with pertinent points, lecture cards

Mam teaches in such a way that we understand, internalise and apply our learning

Mam reads every sentence of our assignment sheets, answer sheets and gives her feedback

Mam is seen only in the chapel, library, classroom, cubicle doing productive work

Mam is always the pillar of support and guiding light for struggling Social Work trainees

Mam is consistent, courageous, concerned, compassionate, committed and convinced

Mam’s presence is reassuring: mam listens completely and understands even the unsaid

Mam is gentle yet firm; silent yet powerful; simple yet great and wise yet humble

Mam is full of truth, warmth and calm: So deep and profound her nature and heart so pure

Mam loves children and young people and is proud of every little progress they make

Mam demonstrates what it means to nurture, nourish and cherish the young ones

Mam is a keen observer and takes note of every good thing and rejoices in its goodness

Mam is simply the essence of the essential: There’s no excess, excuse or excitement

Mam is so magnanimous, generous, gracious, giving and forgiving

Mam is aware and alert and her conscience is the divinity in her

Mam is graceful, gorgeous and dignified and always commands respect

Mam believes in building peaceful individuals and peaceful families for a peaceful society

Mam’s family is one such peaceful family and has gifted to humanity through Cecilia mam

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March 20, 2016

‘Loneliness’

“Haven’t seen a friend like ‘Loneliness’ till now”

Today’s calendar thought and the thoughts that blossomed

In the impermanent world, loneliness is somewhat permanent

Loneliness to Rejoicing in loneliness . . .

  1. Fearing and avoiding loneliness: Stage 1
  2. Anguish in loneliness:  Stage 2
  3. Seeking in loneliness: Stage 3
  4. Reviving in loneliness: Stage 4
  5. Self-realisation in loneliness: Stage 5
  6. Rejoicing in loneliness: Continues …
  • The fear of self-encounter i.e. fear of facing self (or) The sudden gloomy fear when there’s nobody surrounding us
  • It’s true that we feel some void and emptiness in our first face-to-face with loneliness
  • We begin our seeking, searching and striving to make ourselves and our surrounding lively
  • We feel refreshed with adequate rest, sleep, calm environment. This revives our body-mind and soul
  • When we feel the calm, we gradually start understanding our thoughts, feelings and behavior.
  • Thus when we get used to being alone, we start identifying the rejoice element in loneliness
  • We reach a stage where we feel crowd and claustrophobia for even one or two people around us
  • We are tempted to ask, “When will you leave”?
  • When the person leaves, we pack, set things right and start of inner-journey in our own pace

“Tears in loneliness can’t be grabbed from us”

Is it an asset to be grabbed?

Competition-envy, hitting-beating everything is towards what one considers “Worthy”

Fun in a crowd may disappear due to the fire of envy

But the tears in loneliness nobody can consider worthy to enviously grab away from us

Even if taken away from us…

We are alone

Tears simply roll down on its own

That’s why even when forced into a crowd, we remain alone

Keep quiet! Stop crying! Thus the children are controlled into silence and non-crying! Haven’t seen adults being forcefully told to stop crying

I’m enjoying loneliness and not struggling. Thank you God for the same

March 17, 2016

 

Autobiography of a Yogi

Life is a drama

Characters, scenes keep changing

Sometimes we are performers and other times audience

Never directors

Reading this book elevated, insulated

Taught acceptance without questions

Took closer to the staircase to spirituality

How can an autobiography have such profound effect

I thank Paramahansa Yogananda for the fabulous gift to humanity

I thank Dhanya my friend for the fabulous gift to me

March 16, 2016

Thank you God

Vishruth has gone out
He remembered it was Jiju’s lunchtime
He could not come to feed Jiju
He called chithi living next door
“Do you have our home key spare?”
“No! All given back yesterday”
“OK! I’ll call you back after sometime”
God in the meantime gave a super idea to chithi
Chithi called Vishruth & he okayed the idea
Pedigree was bought from the nearby supermarket. Small portion placed below the entrance gate and Jiju was called up to the front gate
Jiju’s favourite food
Obviously he was happy and chithi very happy for the quick, successful solution
Thank you God! She uttered

 

March 23, 2016

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

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