Thank you so much Purvasha from That girl who speaks for nominating us for this award. She has an awesome blog with inspirational posts on life, books and many more. And also Thanks Rising Star, the creator of this award, for the initiative and motivating the bloggers.
My answers to the questions…
1. When and how did you start blogging?
I started blogging in the first week of lockdown of Covid-19 pandemic, and my friend advised me to start this blog to eliminate my boredom.
2. What is an important lesson you’ve learnt with the help of your blog?
I’ve learnt many things, a big list not possible to mention here, but definitely I improved my writing skills especially I learnt to write in an informal way.
3. Is there a niche you’d like to blog in, but can’t, for some reason.
Yes, I would love to blog about Accounting and Share market. But I don’t have sufficient knowledge to do so. But yes in future I will definitely try.
4. Who is your favorite youtuber and why?
I don’t have a particular favorite youtuber, but I like to watch a channel named Bright Side, because they upload on facts and I love facts.
5. Which foreign country would you visit, if you had the chance to?
Hi everyone……I hope everyone is doing great in this lockdown. So many people in our day to day life judge other people on the basis of their behavior towards someone or something. They think that the person will have the same behavior towards you and others, actually it is not the same in every case. The person may behave differently with different people. It is very common in India that people think the person may behave uniformly with everyone which is not the truth. Here comes another term called “Attitude“, which defines all this negotiations. So in this blog I’ll tell something about “Attitude and behavior”
What is Attitude and Behavior?
Attitude is a way of feeling or acting towards a person, thing or situation. It influences an individual’s choice of action, and responses to challenges, incentives, and rewards. It’s like if someone feels disgusted when someone does tattoos and piercing, then its his/her attitude towards tattoo. But then the same person may like hanging around with people who drink/smoke. So you may now feel the change between the person’s feelings towards a person having tattoo and a person who is drunk.
Behavior is how a person reacts to a particular person, action or environment. It is how the person conducts towards someone or something. I think behavior is defined to everyone. Rude and kind are some examples of behavior.
Difference between Attitude and behavior
Attitude is how a person feels or thinks about a particular person whereas behavior is how a person conducts towards an action, environment or person
The way of feeling or thinking is reflected by person’s attitude. On the contrary, a person’s conduct is reflected by behavior.
Attitude is defined by the way we perceive things whereas behavior is ruled by special norms
Influence of attitude on behavior
Attitudes can positively or negatively affect a person’s behavior, regardless of whether the individual is aware of its effect.
Positive attitude can positively influence around them – improve the mood of those around them
Negative attitude may likewise affect those around them and behave in a manner that reduces efficiency and effectiveness
Example : You may not like one of your colleagues but never treat them unfairly or unpleasantly during work. But you may not invite them to your late night parties.
What else influences behavior?
Behavior is influenced by many factors, but in this blog I’ll cover the three main factors which mostly influences the behavior.
Strong and specific attitudes are one of the main factors which influences their behavior. Sometimes, a person having a very strong attitude may influence the other person’s behavior. There are many well known people having strong attitude, a.k.a. Influencers.
Subject norms and social pressure are also one of the factors which influences are behaviors. Many people behave differently with the people who are elder than them and differently with people who are younger than them. Individuals behave in a certain manner determined by the perceived social pressure.
We also have to understand how much control a person perceives to have over their behavior because that’s going to influence their intention to engage in a specific behavior
So in general these three factors combine to influence our behaviors, but there are also other factors that are influencing are behavior
Stronger attitudes tend to affect our self-interest. For most of us there is nothing more important than our self-concepts. So its very surprising that attitudes tend to affect our self-interests.
There is one thing common in stronger attitudes that they are related to some philosophical, political or religious values. In other words stronger attitudes tend to be deeply morally grounded. I’m sure many of you must have discovered this in your own life. If you have talked with people about any of theses topics then you’ll realize that their attitudes are very strongly held.
Stronger attitudes are tend to be the attitudes that our family or friends are most concerned about. So it is a very clear social element that if we are a part of a group then we share a common attitude.
So I hope many of you have come out of this confusion. Actually this confusion should be cleared in childhood, but at that time we are very young to understand this.
At the end, I hope you liked this simple blog. So stay safe. stay home and do whatever you want my lovely friends.
This is a Mantra or you can say a Sacred Utterance, if chanted 1000 times daily one could get anything he is longing for, like the Jin of Aladin.
Ok wait.. Just kidding, that wasn’t a Mantra, That was a Shloka from the Bhagavad Gita which means “Thinking of objects, attachment to them is formed in a man. From attachment longing, and from longing anger grows”. Now tell me honestly, for a second you must be wondering “Oh my God what I have found today”. Ok I apologize for the jest and for the title too, because 330 Million Gods isn’t a joke right, but in Hindu beliefs there really exists 330 Million Gods. And the sacred scriptures are written in Sanskrit. So I assume that the language of Indian gods must be Sanskrit.
Now the best part is, there are some regular English words which are derived from Sanskrit, and in conclusion you are indirectly using the language that is spoken by the Gods. Wow!!! Ok Don’t feel yourself as a God now.
Ok sorry, I forgot the regular intro. Hi everyone… I hope everyone is fine and having a great time.So let’s start without much more chaff….
Original Sanskrit word Matr which means Mother, derived via Latin word Mater.
Original Sanskrit word Pithr which means Father, derived via Latin word Pater.
Original Sanskrit word Bhrathr which means Brother, derived via Greek word Phrater.
Original Sanskrit word Ambarella which means a kind of tree, derived via Sinhala æmbarællā.
Original Sanskrit word Chitra-s, which means uniquely marked.
Original Sanskrit word Karman, which means action.
Original Sanskrit word Yoga-s, which means yoke or union, derived via Hindi Yoga.
Original Sanskrit word Ma, which means me/my, derived via Latin word Me.
Original Sanskrit word Patha, which means path, derived via Greek word Pathes.
Original Sanskrit word Madhyam, which means medium, derived via Latin word Medium.
Original Sanskrit word Jangala, which means an uncultivated piece of land or an arid.
Original Sanskrit word Sama, which means equal or identical.
Original Sanskrit word Upal, which means a precious stone.
Original Sanskrit word Pipali, which means pepper, derived via Greek word Piperi.
Original Sanskrit word Mithya, which means a lie.
That’s all for today, as there maybe thousands or words in English which may have originated from Sanskrit and still undiscovered. These are just some normally used English words that everyone uses regularly.
Now, In conclusion everyone in this world is our brother or sister from different mother as the root of our mother tongue is probably the same, so let’s spread peace and harmony. And Now you know that you regularly speak some words that Gods themselves use so let me know in the comments how you felt. And if you have read till now Thank you so much and see you in the next blog with some interesting facts. Till then spread love and stay safe.
Hi everyone…..I hope everyone is having a great time in this lockdown. In this lockdown most of us are spending a lot of time with our smartphones, some are binge watching a series or some are doing their work from home. Smartphones cover a lot of our work in our day to day life. It may be online shopping, surfing the web, or studying online. Smartphones is like a small, compact personal assistant, but sometimes smartphone don’t to come up to its mark.
So in this blog I’ll share with you some of the smartphone fails which are in my list. I have not used all the products in this list, but I have seen some of the reviews given by some big names in the Tech-reviewing industry.
Samsung Note 7
Samsung Electronics is one of the biggest companies in the smartphone industry. Samsung’s Note series have considerably done great, but in it’s 7th edition it said that it may blow your mind and it literally did. The Samsung Note 7 had been reported for explosions and fire hazards. The problem was with its tightly packed battery. Due to this the smartphone starts overheating. I have used this phone in a Samsung Store and I liked it’s camera quality and its stylus was epic(Hopefully it didn’t exploded at that time). But who would keep a firecracker in their pocket. This phone was not allowed in planes and also was banned in some countries. It’s sale is now discontinued.
Blackberry was one of the best selling smartphone companies in the history of Smartphones. Like people prefer Apple these days, Blackberry was the boss at that time, but Blackberry Storm was literally a disaster. Blackberry decided to bring up a Touchscreen Phone which was a new concept during that time, but it was a “Press screen” and not a touchscreen. People had to literally press the screen. Due to this it doesn’t inputs multiple touches at the same time, you couldn’t type with both of your hands. Now, Blackberry has stopped making smartphones and the brand is now somewhere present in our memories because its sale is also discontinued.
How many of you didn’t know that the first folding phone was build by Apple. In 2014 Apple released it’s new Iphone 6, whose specs didn’t say that it could bend. So what happened was that it gets easily bend with hands and also if you accidentally sat on it easily gets bend in the middle. It didn’t bend like the new folding phones, it just gets a little bit of out of shape. I have used the Iphone 6, my Uncle had one and hopefully he didn’t sat on it. The problem was with its casing, due to which many people had faced this problem.
Freedom 251, most of the people from India know about this phone. So what happened in February 2016, a company named Ringing bells released a smartphone whose price was 251 Rupees or 4 $. Literally, it said that it’s launching a 4 $ smartphone. A headphone even costs more than 4 $. So many people pre-ordered this and at the end of the day what happened was that it was a massive scam. The company took the help of the very trending #Digital India movement of that time and also it made it’s site look like a government based site. When the Government got to know about this they made a clear announcement that they are not selling any 4 $ smartphone. It was obvious because you will not get all the parts in just 4 $
Amazon Fire Phone
Amazon literally makes anything which is present in this world. It started with selling books and now it is also making rockets. Many sites are also runs on Amazon servers. In 2014 Amazon launched its Fire phone, but it was a total disaster. Its camera quality was average, processor was also average and it had it’s own OS and App store. What made it more devastating was its price. Yes, with all this specs its price was in the range of an Iphone. From then Amazon didn’t made any sorts of Fire phones because they had to face a loss of 170 million $.
Samsung Galaxy Fold
Last year, Samsung came up with their flagship, foldable phone the Samsung Galaxy Fold. It was considered to be a game changer in the smartphone industry, then what was the failure. Its screen had a peelable screen-guard like thing, you may say our phones also comes with a screen-guard and when we remove it the screen looks clean and shiny. Yes, but this was not a screen-guard but it was a part of the foldable screen. Many tech reviewers thought that it was a screen-guard, so they peeled it to get a shiny screen but they find out that they had actually broke their phone’s screen.
Red Hydrogen One
Red Digital Cinema is an American based company which makes mind blowing cinematography cameras and accessories. They thought of making a flagship phone which will have a crazy camera. Then what was its failure, its failure was that its camera sucked. I mean it has a good camera but it was not the best and didn’t compete against the other flagship phone’s camera. Also, its specifications were of one year before and it was not upto its mark. It lacks water-resistance and wireless charging which is a must in flagship phones
So this was my list of some of the smartphone fails. So what we learned that everything or everybody is not perfect in this world. Many companies come and many companies go, only chosen ones remains in the leader board.
Hope you guys liked my first tech blog, I’ll meet you in another interesting blog until then, Stay home, Stay safe and do whatever you want my lovely friends.
Hi guys……I hope everyone is doing great in this lockdown 4.0. These days I have been looking for some stuffs in the web. In this hunt I came up with some amazing mathematics facts. I’ll try to share some with you in this blog.
The Largest Prime number
The largest known Prime number as of January 2020 is 282,589,933 −1, it has 24,862,048 digits when written in base 10. It was founded by Patrick Laroche of GIMPS in 2018
The number 40
This fact may not be interesting to most of you but I found this quite interesting. The letters, F O R T Y, are in Alphabetical order and is the only number having so.
The number 0
Aryabhatta introduced the concept of ‘0’. Actually that is not the fact. The fact is that:- the number 0 is the only number which cannot be defined in Roman numerals.
Value of pi(π)
When I think of pi, the only value comes to my mind is 3.14 which has only 3 digits, but a Google Cloud developer Haruka Iwao set a record of counting the value to 31,415,926,535,897 digits(31.4 trillion). It took 121 days for Google’s Virtual machines to reach this number.
Hundred ≠ 100
The word ‘hundred’ comes from the old Norse term, “hundrath”. Most of you know this but you may not know that in Norse “hundrath” means the number ‘120’ and not ‘100’.
We all are very familiar with many mathematical symbols like;- ‘+’ and ‘-‘, but you may not know that until the 16th century all Mathematical equations were written in words and not with symbols.
11 + 2 = 12 + 1
This fact is a little weird. If we rearrange the letters in “ELEVEN PLUS TWO” we get “TWELVE PLUS ONE” and their sum is also the same(13).
111,111,111 ^ 2
Go and multiply 111,111,111 with itself you will find a very interesting number. You can use a calculator if you want to. So I’ll make it easy for you 111,111,111^2 = 12,345,678,987,654,321 you can try it yourself.
I hope you liked this short and simple blog. I will try to do some more facts related blogs in the future. Until then Stay home, Stay Safe and do whatever you want my lovely friends.
Hi everyone… I hope everyone is fine. Today I am going to share a narration written by Guy de Manpassant from my old 10th standard English supplementary reader. Everyone have read it, but still I felt like sharing this story as it teaches a very necessary life lesson about the problem faced by imitation. And I am sure after reading or recalling this narration you will think twice before imitating others and will never blame your destiny. I hope this blog will bring nostalgia of your highschool, oh sorry that’s hyperbole… Just read and enjoy…
Matilda was dissatisfied with her life. She was from humble background and married into a reasonable family. Her aspirations and inferiority complex made her unhappy. Matilda being a middle class lady desperately wished if she were wealthy. She was very pretty and charming but had the bad luck to be born into a family of clerks. One day, Mr. Loisel brought an invitation to a fancy ball organized by his boss, the Minister of Education. But she was not delighted to see the invitation. She told her husband that she didn’t have any good dress to wear on that occasion and asked him to give the invitation to any of his friends. Her husband Mr. Loisel told her that she could buy a new dress for her. He was ready to compromise the money he had saved for himself to buy a gun to join some hunting parties.
Matilda brought a new dress but she was still not happy as she has no jewelleries to wear. Her husband asked the reason of her sadness. He suggested her to borrow it from her friend, Mrs Forestier. Next day she went to her friend and borrowed a necklace for the ball. The night of the ball arrived and everyone liked Matilda and she was absolutely thrilled. She and her husband didn’t leave until 4am. Then they caught a cab and returned home.
After she returned home she noticed that the necklace was not around her neck. She was shocked and cried out. Her husband searched for the necklace at every place in the cold weather, where they went last night. He went to the police and the cab offices. He also put an advertisement in the newspaper but the necklace was not found. So he advised her wife to write a letter to her friend telling her that she needed some time to get the necklace repaired.
Atlast Matilda decided to replace it with a necklace that looks similar to it. Her husband gives her 18000 francs which his father had left for him. He takes a loan of the remaining amount and purchased a same diamond necklace for 36000 francs. She returns the necklace to her friend. Buying the necklace bought them in poverty. They lost their house, their maid, their comfortable lifestyle and on top of it all. Matilda loses her pretty and charming face.
After 10 years all debts were finally paid. One day Matilda was walking in the road and saw Mrs Forestier. She was looking charming and beautiful as she looked 10 years before. Now Matilda decided to tell the story to Mrs Forestier about her necklace. At this,Mrs Forestier informed her that it was a fake necklace and the cost of it was not more than 500 francs only.
This narration resembles the below quote…..
“It’s better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of somebody else’s life with perfection”
Ok that’s all for today and not saying much. If you have read till now Thank you so much and see you in the next blog with some interesting facts or stories. Till then stay safe, stay happy…
Hi….everyone this is my second blog in “Alphantical”. Recently I was searching for something in my house. In this search I went to my sister’s room (Pro tip :- “Never Enter without her permission I had to hear a tantrum because of this”). Her room was filled with many cosmetics, but there was something common in many of the cosmetics, most of them contained Sandalwood. It was like, if I just randomly put hand on anyone it would have Sandalwood in it.
So in this blog I will try to tell some amazing facts about the a very common object present in every Indian household, “Chandan” or “Sandalwood”. It has a lot of use in various activities in day to day life and also has some very medicinal values.
ORIGIN OF SANDALWOOD
I will not go deep in the anatomy of Sandalwood. Basically it is a medium-sized, semiparasitic plant. These are found in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Australia, Indonesia, Hawaii, and other Pacific Islands. The Indian Sandalwood is indigenious to South India grown in the Western Ghats and few in the Kalraya and Shevaroy hills. Chandan is derived from the Sanskrit word “Chandanam”. It is a vulnerable species and, Individually harvesting and exporting timber is not allowed without Government’s permission.
SANDALWOOD IN RELIGION
Sandalwood is very sacred in the Hindu religion. The wood is widely used while worshipping Lord Shiva. It is also believed that Devi Lakshmi resides in the sandalwood tree. It’s paste is distributed among devotees who apply it in their forehead. In the Jain traidition sandalwood paste mixed with saffron is used to worship Tithankar Jain deities. In the Buddhist tradition it is believed that its scent transform one’s desire and maintains a person’s alertness during meditation. In the Sufi tradition, sandalwood paste is applied to the Sufi Saint’s grave as devotion by their followers.
Sandalwood in Ayurveda
The Sandalwood tree is greatly esteemed in the Vedic books for its sacredness. Sandalwood is cherished as the quintessence of fineness, rendering the aroma even to the axe that slashes it. Sandalwood oil soap owns natural antimicrobial and hydrating properties and works as a cleanser for all types of skin. Sandalwood oil heals the three doshas of the body – treats Vata, pacifies and balances Pitta and Kapha. Sandalwood powder is blended with water into a fine paste which exerts a cooling effect when applied topically and heals several other conditions like sunburn, acne, rashes, fever, herpes, sores and ulcers.
Sandalwood in cosmetics
Sandalwood oil is an amazing oil that aids in curing skin conditions like dry skin, crackling, flaking and wrinkles. The goodness of sandalwood oil assists in restoring the damaged skin cells, promotes the skin complexion and maintain skin glow and radiance. Moreover, applying sandalwood oil topically on the affected skin areas facilitates in healing wounds, sores, scars, pimples, burns and averts infections. You can also make a natural homemade Sandalwood face packs, which are proven natural remedy to treat skin problems as it assists in controlling oil secretions, acne, pigmentation and other skin problems. Sandalwood oil is highly valuable in treating hair problems like dandruff and prevents hair fall.
Sandalwood and its medicinal use
Sandalwood has antiseptic properties, which help in preventing infections. The strong antiseptic property of its essential oil is valuable in treating bronchitis, cystitis, dysuria and urinary tract infections. It is also effective in treating inflammatory skin condition like psoriasis and eczema. Sandalwood oil possesses astringent property. The astringent properties present in the oil serve as disinfectants in the genitourinary, bronchial tract, diuretic, expectorant and stimulant. Furthermore, it also facilitates to strengthen the gums, preventing gum disease, muscles and tightens the skin. The aromatic oil stimulates the production of white blood cells, battles microorganism, boosts the immunity and keep diseases at bay.Sandalwood oil works well as an effective relaxant and sedative which helps to easemuscle spasms.Sandalwood oil has shown to exhibit potent expectorant effect and is effective in treating cough.
Sandalwood and its fragrance
Sandalwood possesses a sweet, strong and enduring cologne. The goodness of its fixative properties is used to make top-class perfumes and incense stick.Sandalwood possesses a sweet, strong and enduring cologne. The goodness of its fixative properties is used to make top-class perfumes and essential perfume oil which stimulate mental clarity. To experience a calming effect, add a few drops of this essential oil to a diffuser.
In the end I want to say that, Sandalwood powder and oil are greatly valued for its incredible healing health benefits. The wood is esteemed for its imperative Ayurvedic properties and has a multitude of uses. The essential oil has been used since centuries for its spectrum of therapeutic and medicinal values.
So, guys this was all I knew about Sandalwood or Chandan. Thank you for reading this blog. So Stay home, stay safe and do whatever you want my lovely friends.
Hi everyone.. I hope everyone is fine and having a great time… Today I have chosen a very sensitive topic Love, usually I just stay away from this type of sensitive topics….. Because everyone’s perspective of love is different. Infact Love is one of the things in this world, that has varied perspective from person to person. And if a person finds a same person with the same perspective, the result is you know, happiness …
Ok, Don’t go by the title, I am not going to share any tricks or tips to get rid of any kind heartbreaks. I will just share some of my views and observation till now about love and how not to fall in love in the wrong way. Again I am telling you that these are only my views and you may have a different view about love, because everyone is different from each other and have the right to be different. I will be glad to know your perspective too about love, just let me know in the comments.
What is love?
According to me Love is one of the most necessary things in life. Here I am not talking about the love between a boy or a girl. But If you observe your surroundings, you will see that the whole world is running on one feeling that is love. Imagine a world without love, a mother not loving his child, a child not loving his parents, neighbors not loving each other. Can you imagine? You can’t right.. Because nothing really exist without love and hence it is a vast term. You, me or no one can give an exact definition of love. So we can also define love as a basic necessity of life.
Love in terms of relationship.
Have you ever thought Why do we need relationships? We need a relationship to make our journey of life more colorful and meaningful right. The need of everyone is to love and to be loved. And when you love someone there’s understanding, you care, you respect,you make them feel important and comfortable,which gives happiness to that person. And as we know Happiness is a journey, not a destination. Thus love make our journey more colorful.
Let’s not dive more deeper into this topic, because love is something on which one can write an epic or a dictionary sized novel. So let’s go directly know about how not to fall in love in the wrong way…
“No love of this world will satisfy us. Because the love of this world has two problems.
1. The love of this world is ridden with expectations and frustrations. People love us for what they expect us to be, not for who we are. They like us and they make relationships based on whether we fulfill their expectations.
2. And if there is a relationship which is selfless and there are no expectations, Time takes one or the other away..
Therefore, in the relationships of this world, sometimes just people disappoint us for who they are and sometimes time disappoint us by taking one away and who will go first we don’t know.. “
Gaur Gopal Das Prabhu
So let’s follow these simple steps to find a healthy relationship and lead a happier life…
1. Don’t expect from any relationship… Try to give more love than you get. Don’t work by the principles of profit and loss of a businessman.
2. Try to love a person for who they are, not for what you want them to be. I am not saying to be rigid, a minimal compromise can work better sometimes more than you think.
3. Don’t get forced by someone to fall in love. Love is an internal feeling and it should come within you,not by someone’s external force.
4. Try to go by the principle that everyone is different. Everyone has the right to be different and they should be respected for who they are.
5. Gain as much trust as possible, there should be something that’s more than understanding. Trust and understanding can even defeat the strongest villain of all time, Thanos.
Bonus Tip : Try to stay away from virtual love as much as possible… Because miracles happen but not everytime.
Oh, these are just the few points everyone knows already, but I have expressed them in the written from. Try not to make love a complicated element. We all should love each other and spread love. Because all you need is love and love is all you need. If you have read till now Thank you so much and see you in the next blog with some interesting facts. Till then spread love, spread positivity and enjoy your journey. And remember I love you…….
Hello everyone….. I hope you all are having a great time. I have recently joined my friend in this site ‘Alphanatical‘. In this blog I’ll try to tell something about a very commonly heard word Pilgrimage or Tirth Yatra. I recently heard this word in a movie of late Irfan Khan Sir’s film (Karwaan). So I wanted to tell something about this. Most of the below facts have either been told to me by grandma or I have read them in some books.
Why do people go on Tirth Yatras(Pilgrimage)?
People everywhere go on tirth yatras(pilgrimage). Perhaps there is a psychological reason for it. In our predominantly agricultural society, people live in one village all their lives. Tirth yatras were probably the rishis’ way of encouraging them to expand their boundaries, their minds. Travelling brings experience and wisdom. Yatra is a concept in all religions. For instance, Muslims undertake the Haj pilgrimage to Mecca.
During the ancient times there was a Brahmacharya Yatra in which children leave there homes and go to gurukul to learn from a teacher. It was like todays Boarding schools where they live until their minds are opened to learning. People also take sanyas and go on yatra with the idea of never returning home, leaving the householder’s life behind
What does actually “Tirth” means ?
There are two meanings, the water given to bhakts, devotees, after it has been offered to god at temples, is called tirth. But there is a detailed meaning. To cross a river, one has to take a boat. But sometimes the river is so shallow that one can simply walk across. That is a ford, which is known as tirth. Tirth is crossing from one bank to the other without help. Psychologically, it means achieving a state of formless and nameless. These days tirth is meant a pilgrimage spot where people go and express there devotion to god.
Tirth yatra in the epic “Mahabharata” ?
This fact I recently got to know when I was seeing the Mahabharat series. When the Pandavas were sent for 13 years of exile in the jungle. Krishna suggests them to go on a tirth yatra , not to any specific temple, but to go to the Mountains, Rivers and ponds. It was the first time the mention of a tirth yatra and the Pandavas are probabaly one of the first tirth yatris.
This was all about whatever I knew about Tirth Yatra (Pilgrimage). Thank you for reading this short and simple blog. Stay home, stay safe and do whatever you want my lovely friends.
Hi everyone… I hope everyone is fine. In the previous blog, I mentioned that I started to clean my drawer but couldn’t finish it because of A diary in which I have collected facts and I have shared some with you. Ok if haven’t read it yet just visit my site and read it, it was an interesting one.
Today’s blog is also about something which I discovered from that same drawer. It was my 10th standard English literature book. There I found a narration about Gautam Buddha, in which he acquaint us with the bitter reality of death. The name of the narration was ‘The Sermon at Benares’. Don’t worry I won’t narrate the whole story, and some of you may have read it if you have cleared the 10th exams from the Indian CBSE board. I will just give a short summary because I felt that the story was worth sharing with you.. So let’s start..
The Sermon at Benares.
Buddha thinks that he who seeks peace should learn to rise above lamentation, complaint and grief. This is the only way to become composed, and obtain peace of mind. He who has overcome all such circumstances will be free from sorrow and be blessed with calm and peace.
The Sermon narrates the story of a mother named Kisa Gotami. She was grieving over the death of her son. She came to Buddha and made a humble request to him to bring back her son to life, Buddha said that he would do so but he asked for a handful of mustard seeds. He further commanded it must be taken from a house where no one has lost a child, husband, parents or friend.
She went from house to house but was unable to find one where nobody had died. She was tired and hopeless and sat down at the wayside watching the lights of the city as they flickered up. Thus she realised that these lives flicker up for some time and are extinguished again just like the life of a human being.
This way Buddha taught her that the lives of mortals in this world are troubled and brief and there is no means by which one can avoid death. Death is inevitable in the lives of humans and one must understand the terms of our lives.
The message of this famous sermon delivered by Buddha it that to attain peace, man must understand and accept that death is a part of life and man must not grieve over it, life and death are inseparable and man must be rational and accept this universal truth rather than grieve over it. The terms of life given to man should be clearly accepted by man otherwise man will have to pass a phase of undue grieving.