Go Not To The Temple

Go Not To The Temple

Go not to the temple to put flowers upon the feet of God,
First fill your own house with the Fragrance of love.

Go not to the temple to light candles before the altar of God,
First remove the darkness of sin from your heart.

Go not to the temple to bow down your head in prayer,
First learn to bow in humility before your fellowmen.

Go not to the temple to pray on bended knees,
First bend down to lift someone who is downtrodden.

Go not to the temple to ask for forgiveness for your sins,
First forgive from your heart those who have sinned against you.

-Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore was the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913. He was a poet, mystic, author, playwright, songwriter, artist, educator, freedom fighter, and an intellectual stalwart who shaped the destiny of an entire subcontinent.

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The Date

What is the best gift we can give our loved ones? The answer will be no surprise- The gift of time! While it may seem artificial to mark some days as “father’s day” or “mother’s day”, after all we don’t stop being fathers or mothers or daughters or sons when the day is gone, it is still worthwhile to take the extra effort and gift our loved ones the “gift of time” on such special days.

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Mom, Are You Okay?

Hi Mom

I had a blind date last night. But I was concerned – What do I do if she’s really someone I don’t like at all ? I’ll be stuck with her with no easy way out.

Turns out, there’s an app for that.

It’s called “Mom Are You Ok”. It schedules your phone to ring just after you meet her.

If you like her, you ignore it.

If you want to cut short the date, you answer with, “Mom ? What’s the matter ? Are you okay ?”

It works every time.

So I knocked on the girl’s door. Turns out I needn’t have worried.

She was gorgeous! I couldn’t get over how attractive she was!!

Just as I was about to speak to her, her phone rang.

She answered it and said, “Mom, what’s the matter ? Are you okay ?” !!!

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The World Is Not Indestructible!

John Hardy had a difficult childhood as a Dyslexic kid. Ultimately he escaped to Thailand where he met his wife and raised a wonderful family. Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” moved him and he decided to open a “Green School”, even selling his thriving business to make it happen. The school has been based on the ideas of Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner and has struggled through some difficult times since its inception in 2008. But now has 200+ children from 25 countries and it has become a magnet for green living. An entire community of green homes and businesses are coming up in its vicinity. John Hardy is devoting his life and treasure to raise a new generation of kids that will become the transformative green leaders of tomorrow and he is inviting everybody to use his example as a template to create similar schools and institutions all over the world.

Related: greenschool.org official web site.

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Five Things To Know About International Yoga Day

International Yoga Day

1. When is Yoga Day?

Yoga day is on June 21st of the year. This day will be known as the “International Yoga Day”.

2. Why June 21st?

June 21st is the Summer Solstice for those in the Northern Hemisphere.

The first full moon day after the Summer Solstice is known as “Guru Poornima”. According to Yogic lore, Guru Poornima is the day when the first yogi taught his disciples. This day has been since used to celebrate spiritual and academic teachers.

3. Who decided this?

The International Yoga Day has been created by the U.N. General Assembly. It came about because the General Assembly adopted a resolution to this effect. This resolutions was sponsored by a record 177 member nations (of the 193 member body.) The measure was proposed by the Indian Prime Minister.

4. What should I do on this date?
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