“Faith, hope, love, and insight are the highest achievements of human effort.” ~ Carl C Jung

When I attempted to write this post, I ran into a writer’s block and thought it best to look for quotes to inspire me.  The quotes inspired me to cheat as one of my maxims is why reinvent the wheel ?


“I have great faith in fools – self-confidence my friends will call it.”
~ Edgar Allan Poe


“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us. And the world will live as one.”
~ John Lennon


“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.”
~ William Shakespeare


“The man with insight enough to admit his limitations comes nearest to perfection”~ Johan Wolfgang Von Goethe.

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”~ ~ ~ Paulo Coelho

“What one meets with in life is destiny. How well one meets it is self effort.  ~ Chinmayananda

This week’s 2 on 1 was chosen by me.  When I suggested it, the other participant Shackman was quite enthused to have a go at it as in his words “I am virtually devoid of those so this will be interesting.” As usual, he was being modest.  Please do go and see what he has to say about the topic.

Chinmaya Vibhooti.

I was at Chinmaya Vibhooti yesterday with four dear friends, all senior citizens about to start a group to meet regularly to discuss matters spiritual. We had been to other Ashrams near Pune on two earlier occasions and since this is so highly spoken of by many visitors, we visited to satisfy ourselves. Two of us will return to attend some camps later. I wish that I could but, my physical problems come in the way.

The Ashram is 50 kms from my home and about 35 of them are yet to be repaired fully post our very heavy recent monsoon. While the spirit was very willing, the body took a beating but the visit was fully satisfying. We visited all the places that you can read about in the link given above and were amazed at the reception from every single individual inside who cheerfully helped us in our searches. The two shops that I visited too were extremely friendly and helpful and I think that they should conduct training programmes for other retailers to be so customer friendly.

Here is me in front of a giant stylised OM at the reception hall.