Oh Really!

Khichdi...hmm Yummy!!!!

Fact - Khichdi (a dish made of spiced rice and lentils) is the food of the celestial beings. The celestial beings are happy when they get khichdi. So why should we not be happy with it?

Details - Ayurveda (an ancient and natural system of medicine, originating in India)  teaches us that when we eat khichdi, the acidity, gas and everything else in our stomach, gets balanced out. Whatever junk you may have eaten before, if you eat two mouthfuls of khichdi on top, it will balance it out. So khichdi is the best food - the best food for the sick, the best food for the healthy, and the best food to stay disease-free. Having a dislike for khichdi amounts to having a dislike for the one who has cooked the khichdi for you.

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Bells in the temple…Why?

Fact - Though the idol within a temple doesn’t require a bell at all, but they are there for a particular reason. The purpose of the bell is to help keep the chit of all the worshipers focused, so that one doesn’t hear the hustle and bustle outside.

Details - Similarly, other rituals like dressing and putting ornaments on the idols, lighting candles, incense sticks are all helpful in focusing the chit and meditating on the Lord. How thoughtful! Isn’t it?

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Positive Comparison = Happiness

Fact- So far, we’ve known that comparison leads to unhappiness. However, it can lead to happiness too, which stays with us forever.

Details – It is possible to get rid of unhappiness arising out of discontent. Through positive comparison, you can actually remain happy in any situation. For example- in spite of living a comfortable life, we often complain for things that we don’t have. In such situations, we should think that there are so many children in this world, who do not have parents, a shelter to live, they do not get two square meals a day or proper education. On the other hand, we have it all. In this way, it is possible to be content and happy by making this comparison. What an incredible mantra for happiness!

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