Moon Laughed At Ganesha Ganesha, having overeaten, was returning home. His belly was filled to such an extent that stumbled and fell on the ground. The sweets that he carried fell down and he even got his clothes torn. He got up quickly to make sure nobody saw him like that, lest he would be laughed at. The moment he moved his eyes around, in all the directions, he heard Chandra Dev (the moon god) laughing. He was laughing really hard at him when he realised that Ganesha's face was full of fury. Feared Chandra knew that he was going to be punished. But what he didn't know was that the punishment was going to be so harsh. … [Read more...] about Do You Know What Many People Believe About The Changing Moon Phases?
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According to Pradhan Mantri National Dialysis Programme (PMNDP), India has nearly two million dialysis patients who frequently have to drive to a dialysis centres two-three times a week especially for haemodialysis as missing any session could be life-threatening for them. Amid the coronavirus scare, several issues such as lack of transport facilities, closure of several dialysis centres and fear of contraction of the virus at the healthcare facilities have made the availability of dialysis challenging for many kidney patients. … [Read more...] about Home-based Peritoneal Dialysis Can Help Address Problems Of Kidney Patients
But the good news is that neuroscientists have shown through fMRIs (functional magnetic resonance imaging) the human brain is plastic. And each of us has the agency to override our brain’s hard-wired, automatic fear reactions. An innate ability called neuroplasticity allows you to use your “thinking mind” to rewire the structure and functioning of your brain. Neuroplasticity guarantees that the architecture of your mind is never set in stone. You don’t have to stay trapped by the pandemic storms of your body (frustration, anxiety, worry). It’s possible for you to re-engineer your brain and self-calm the knee-jerk worries and fears because your brain has the ability to change its own structure. Here are a few tips to bring your mind into the present moment, instead of worrying about “what if’s,” and improve your brain health. … [Read more...] about The Pandemic Changes Your Brain Even If You Don’t Have It
“It wasn’t working trying to decide what was most important. Each thing was important in its own way. I was about to throw in the towel and then I had an inspiration. I decided that I would take ‘simple’ to mean just showing up. I would just go to my designated daily practice space in the spare bedroom and do whatever needed doing on that day. I would just go there and stay put for an hour. … [Read more...] about The Simpler Your Daily Practice, the Better
Many writers, past and present, have reflected on humility, including Confucius. The ancient Chinese philosopher believed that knowing our place in a larger social world, as well as obeying social rituals and traditions, was the panacea to the evils of his time. In his philosophy, our individual needs and desires are always secondary to what is deemed best for society at large. The Confucian form of humility is profoundly pro-social in spirit, valuing the social good more highly than the satisfaction of our personal aspirations and ambitions. In this form, humility can greatly enhance social cohesion and our sense of belonging. Humility is also a core value in Christianity, where it takes the form of self-renunciation and submission to God’s will. While the Christian version of humility – associated, as it is, with guilt, shame, sin, and self-abnegation – may not be to everyone’s taste, there is still something important to be learned from the theologians. They … [Read more...] about The Art of Humility