August 25, 2010
Yesterday, I noticed Princess walk into the temple in the Court premises and she stayed in there for a long time. I presume she was praying to God and asking Him/Her to make everything alright.
I remembered the following verse of Yogi Vemana:
“Atma Suddhi lEni AchAra madi yEla
bhAMDa Suddhi lEni pAkamEla
chitta Suddhi lEni Siva pooja lElaraa
viSwadAbhirAma vinura vEma”
ఆత్మ శుద్ధి లేని ఆచార మది యేల
భాండ శుద్ధి లేని పాకమేల
చిత్త శుద్ధి లేని శివ పూజ లేలరా
విశ్వదాభిరామ వినుర వేమ
What is the use of performing a ritual without purity of soul?
What is the use of a meal prepared in a dirty dish?
What is the use of praying to Lord Siva when your mind is unclean?
August 24, 2010
In year 2005, my brother’s wedding ceremony began during the final hours of Sravana Suddha Chaturdasi and concluded on Sravana Paurnami (Raksha Bandhan).
What followed a few months after the fateful day taught me that brothers need (raksha) protection too. I learned what it really takes to love a brother and be there for him during his toughest times.
Here’s a beautiful song which aptly describes how I feel about my brother
Since Raksha Bandhan 2005, I have been adopted as a sister by so many brothers that I’d have to buy an entire store if I had to send Rakhis to all.
Here’s a digital Rakhi and my warmest wishes to all my brothers:
I thank my parents for giving me Anil, a wonderful brother and the BEST. I thank Princess for the rest.
August 20, 2010
Wish Princess could realize that sometimes reality has a way of sneaking up and biting us in the ass.
August 19, 2010
Princess and party presented more BS in court today!
Makes me wonder how they manufacture all of it with such ease and what else they’re capable of.