The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari…

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Hello friends I am back with another book I finished reading today….First of all I want to wish everyone a happy and peaceful life…Om Mani Padme Hum…

Friends today I am going to write about the book “The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari” by “Robin Sharma”

Friends this one of the books which are considered “Life Changing” .  This book is a real deal and I will encourage each one of you to read this beautiful book and I can assure you that this book will leave a deep impression on you…

This book is about a American lawyer who is well paid and well known throughout the country…Actually he is one of the highest paid lawyer in the country and rich and famous people are his daily client .And he has also a big reputation of winning extra ordinary cases for his client …lets put this in a simple way , he is like a superman lawyer..He had everything money could buy ..Big and luxurious houses here and there and also a beautiful red hot ferrari, one of his priced possesion….But everything changed suddenly one day..

One day he suddenly collasped in the middle of a packed courtroom [heart attack] and from here on the story starts….After the heart attack he had a mystical realization..He than began to sell his properties and also his priced and beloved ferrari…He then went off to the magical land of India…

There he was walking through Himalays little villages and there he came to know about the “Sages” of “Sivana”…He also learned that the Sages of Sivana knows the secret of Life and they live higher up the remote Himalayan region …And no one knows where they live and where to find them…

But the lawyer had a strange feeling inside him that he will find the Sages of Sivana…So he began to journey up the Himalaya alone…after about 8 days of hard and dangerous trekking he suddenly saw a man wearing beautiful robe walking with some beautiful Himalayan flowers in his hand and fortunately He was one of the Sage of Sivana…

The lawyer told him that he his tierd of his former life and he came here from the west to learn the real secrets of life and find the true knowledge of the universe….The sage took the lawyer with him to their heavenly place and told him the secrets of life . The Sage shares with him the ancient knowlege of enlightenment and techniques to improve one’s life….

Frinds this book is about those ancient knowledge and secrets of life ….This is one of the best book I have ever read…This is one of the life changing book…

 

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Om Mani Padme Hum

Om Mani Padme Hum is a powerful Buddhist mantra that invokes the blessings of the Divine whether the mantra is chanted aloud, recited within, written down or viewed in the written form. Om is believed to be the sound of universal creation, mani means “jewel,”padme refers to the sacred lotus flower, and hummeans “the spirit of enlightenment.” The exact meaning of the mantra cannot be easily conveyed in a few sentences as the mantra is the essence of the entire teachings of Buddha.

So “Om Mani Padme Hum” everyone….may your life be happy and peaceful….

The Snow Leopard….

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Hello everyone…I am back with another book I have recently finished reading…As you know from the title the name of the book is “The Snow Leopard” by “Peter Matthiessen”…

First of all let me tell you guys that this book is a classic and I want to assure you guys that this book will make a deep impression on you guys…And you need to have some patience to understand and realize this beautiful book….

Let’s talk about the author first… Writer Peter Matthiessen was born in New York city in 1927 and graduated from Yale in 1950. He is a naturalist, explorer and writer.

Now comes the main topic …The book is about the journey the writer made with his friend George Schaller in 1972 in the remote Himalayan region , north- east of Nepal known as the “Crystal Mountain”……

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One September after his wife’s death writer Peter Matthiessen set out with his friend George Schaller to journey 250 miles through the Himalayas to the Crystal Mountain on the Tibetan Plateau… They wanted to study various magnificent creatures of the Himalayan region and also the magnificent Snow Leopard…

Friends this book is not only about exploring but also about a journey to inner self…to recognise oneself, a true pilgrimage, a journey of the heart…

You will get to know a lot of things about Buddhism, the mesmerising temples, places of this beautiful place…And you will feel writers heart through his words, how he learnt so many things about life, happiness, sorrows on his journey to the Crystal Mountain thay will change him for forever….This book is a masterpiece…

 

Beauty of the Beloved

Her face is as fresh as flower
Her face is sheer poetry
Her face has the beauty of a lotus flower
Her face is an artist’s thought and also its translation
Her face is both dream and realization
Her face is some magical tale
Her face is both certainty and supposition…

Monsoon…

Monsoon is going on in full swing in Bangladesh….my favourite season finally arrived….I just love rain soooo much…Here are some pics of my flower plants…they are also happy on the arrival of Monsoon…

The Lord Who Is Seen Within…

The best place to find God is your Own Soul….

We tend to forget that we are also a part of this Universe…Our soul is also a part of the “Universal Soul (God)”…All sentient beings exist with a “Buddha Nature” but it is suppressed by vexation and delusion of this materialistic world…So we have to overcome this delusion of “Samsara(materialistic world)” and find out “The Buddha Nature” in ourselves, and connect our soul with the “Universal Soul which is the soul of God”…That’s why Hindu Scripture, The Sufi’s , The Buddhist Monk’s and mystics all around the world from all religion spoke of

“The Lord Who Is Seen Within…”

So be one with the Universal Soul……

Be A GOOD Human…

No matter what you do,

no matter what you have,

no matter how much rich you are,

unless you are a good Human being

your success, your money means nothing…so be a good Human first before anything else. And you will feel the peoples blessings and grace of God over you and you will be happy from inside…Thats called Inner peace…thats the real treasure…

Quotes…

“It is through mysterious power that we have our being,

and we therefore yield to our neighbors,

even to our animal neighbors,

the same right as ourselves

to inhabit this vast land.”…( Sitting Bull)

A Spiritual Soul….

TORONTO, ON: Chief Dan George. Photo taken by Frank Lennon/Toronto Star Feb. 12, 1973. (Frank Lennon/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

“If you talk to animals,

they will talk with you

and you will know each other.

If you do not talk with them,

you will not know them

and what you do not know, you will fear…

what One fears, One destroys..”———( Chief Dan George )

The Way of the White Clouds

“Just as a white summer cloud, in harmony with heaven and earth freely floats in the blue sky from horizon to horizon following the breath of the atmosphere—-in the same way the pilgrim abandons himself to the breath of the greater life that leads him beyond the farthest horizons to an aim which is already present within him, though yet hidden from his sight. “

Written by Lama Govinda…

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Hello friends…How are you all…Today I am back with another book that I finished reading just today…

Now I am going to share my experience reading this book with all of you…Here we go…

First let’s talk about the author “Paulo Coelho”…well He is a world famous writer…..He is also the writer of the book ” The Alchemist”, which is sold over 65 million copies and also is a international best seller book…

Today my topic is on the book “Hippie”…this book is on the writers own life as a Hippie and contains the stories of his life at that time…

He was a 23 year old young man and living his life as a Hippie and was travelling to see the world with his partners and also to be a free man although his main target was to find himself in other words to find his soul…

In that time he was a typical hippie guy with his long hair and beard dressed in colourful clothes roaming through South America with his female companion who was older than him..

But the main story starts from Amsterdam where he found the girl named Karla( I should say they both found each other) and from thereon their story starts…

They both went on a bus journey to Nepal costing them 70 dollars (it was Karla’s dream to go to Nepal, and she also paid the price of the bus tickets)…and the story goes on how they found themselves on the land of Istanbul…This book also has some valuable things about Sufism where a nameless old man, who happens to become Paulo’s teacher in Sufism says some really wonderful thing about life,love and Sufism…

Friends this book is based on true stories that occurred in the writers life during his Hippie phase…and I can assure you guys will enjoy this book…So what are you waiting for? Go and read this beautiful book….

That’s all for today…God bless you all…

Holy Buddha Purnima(The Birth Of Lord Buddha)

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Hello friends…..how are you all? I hope you all are doing great…

Friends today is a very auspicious day..I am feeling blessed and very happy because on this day “The Buddha” came into this world to teach the Dharma and to free us from this materialistic word and to free us from the cycle of Life and Death….This day is celebrated with respect and religious ceremony throughout Indian subcontinent , south east asian countries and also throughout the whole world..His parents gave Him the name “Siddhartha Gautama.”

This holy occasion known as Buddha Purnima commemorates the birth, enlightenment and ultimate liberation of Lord Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. This great soul is supposed to have born in 563 B.C. as prince Siddhartha in the royal household of Nepal in the Sakya clan.

Though He was a born prince, He was destined to show the people of the world the true path of Dharma or religion.

There is a interesting story of Buddha’s Birth…..

One day Queen Maya( mother of Lord Buddha) dreamt of an white elephant holding a lotus flower in its trunk entered her womb..

Buddha walking immediatly after birth

About ten months after her dream of a white elephant and the sign that she would give birth to a great leader, Queen Maya was expecting her child. One day she went to the king and said, “My dear, I have to go back to my parents. My baby is almost due.” Since it was the custom in India for a wife to have her baby in her father’s house, the king agreed, saying, “Very well, I will make the necessary arrangements for you to go.”

The king then sent soldiers ahead to clear the road and prepared others to guard the queen as she was carried in a decorated palanquin. The queen left Kapilavatthu in a long procession of soldiers and retainers, headed for the capital of her father’s kingdom.

On the way to the Koliya country, the great procession passed a garden called Lumbini Park. This garden was near the kingdom called Nepal, at the foot of the Himalayan mountains. The beautiful park with its sala trees and scented flowers and busy birds and bees attracted the queen. Since the park was a good resting place, the queen ordered the bearers to stop for a while. As she rested underneath one of the sala trees, her birth began and a baby boy was born(She gave birth standing and holding a branch of the tree). It was an auspicious day. The birth took place on a full moon (which is now celebrated as Vesak, the festival of the triple event of Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and death), in the year 623 B.C.

According to the legends about this birth, the baby began to walk seven steps forward and at each step a lotus flower appeared on the ground. Then, at the seventh stride, he stopped and with a noble voice shouted:

I am chief of the world,
Eldest am I in the world,
Foremost am I in the world.
This is the last birth.
There is now no more coming to be.

After the birth of her baby son, Queen Maha Maya immediately returned to Kapilavatthu. When the king learnt of this he was very happy, and as news of the birth of the long-awaited heir spread around the kingdom there was rejoicing all over the country…

Another interesting fact is that when Lord Buddha was born a sage predicted that He would becaome a Holy teacher one day..

A great sage predicting Lord Buddha’s future

Lord Buddha grew up leading a luxurious life..but He gave up this life to find salvation….at the age of 29 Buddha left his home ..

He sat under a Bodhi tree and started meditating….

That night, Siddhartha sat under the Bodhi tree, vowing to not get up until the truths he sought came to him, and he meditated until the sun came up the next day. He remained there for several days, purifying his mind, seeing his entire life, and previous lives, in his thoughts. 

During this time, he had to overcome the threats of Mara, an evil demon, who challenged his right to become the Buddha. When Mara attempted to claim the enlightened state as his own, Siddhartha touched his hand to the ground and asked the Earth to bear witness to his enlightenment, which it did, banishing Mara. 

And soon a picture began to form in his mind of all that occurred in the universe, and Siddhartha finally saw the answer to the questions of suffering that he had been seeking for so many years. In that moment of pure enlightenment, Siddhartha Gautama became the Buddha (“He who is awake”).

Seven Years in Tibet

Hello everyone …..Today I am going to write about another interesting book I have read “ Seven Years in Tibet” by Heinrich Harrer. This is a great travel story book that deserve its place among the best travel stories of all time .

Lets first get to know about the writer…..Heinrich Harrer was born in 1912 in Carinthia and studied at the University of Graz, where he distinguished himself in both geography and athletics. His skiing prowess won him a place in the 1936 Austrian Olympic team, and in 1937 he won the World University Slalom Championship. This great adventurer died in 2006, aged 93.

Now lets get to the main topic…”Seven Years in Tibet” is a tremendous book according to me and trust me you will enjoy it thoroughly reading it .

Writer Heinrich Harrer was also a  famous mountaineer and he was climbing in the Himalayan Region when the second world war started. As a Austrian national he was imprisoned by the then British ruled India in an internment camp from where he managed to flee and that’s where the main story of this book starts.

This book provides us with the knowledge about the country Tibet when it was a free nation before China forcefully occupied Tibet and His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama had to flee Tibet and take refuge in India. It is also an interesting fact that Tibet was known as the forbidden country because the world knew much less about Tibet and Tibet also retained a low profile about them and remained busy in their own spiritual practices. Writer Heinrich Harrer was one of the first European who visited Tibet and later who became friend to His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama. In this book writer wrote about his adventurous journey from the internment camp to the forbidden land Tibet.  This book tells us about a nation Tibet when it was a free nation. It sheds lights on the life of then Tibetan society and people, their simple and humble living, culture and religious practices under their God king His Holiness The Dalai Lama. During his stay in Tibet for seven years Heinrich Harrer explored various Tibetan region and also worked under the Tibetan government and also a teacher to The Dalai Lama. Truly it is a great travel story book and according to The Time “It deserves its place among the few great travel stories of our times”.

At the end it is proper to say this book is about a stunning story of incredible courage and self-reliance set against the backdrop of a mysterious and magnificent culture.

That’s all for today …have a nice day .…