Hippie

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)

Lord Buddha meditating

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”).

Book of not giving a fuck

Hello friends…How are you all?

Today I am here to write about a book ” The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A Fuck” by “Mark Manson”.

First let me tell you “Mark Manson” is a star blogger with more than two million readers…so you can easily understand he is famous..

Now let’s get to the main topic, which is sharing my experience reading this book with you all…

There is a reason this book became a No.1 international best seller ….This book is about a counterintuitive approach about living a Good life…let me tell you guys this book is a out of the box thinking book…

In this book writer shared his different opinion and different way to look at life and it’s problems…He shared some ways to cope with them and he shared is view on taking the responsibilities of our problems in life…he also talked about healthy relationship and bad relationship and their characteristics..

He also shed light on personal boundaries people should maintain to sustain a healthy relationship…Reading this book I felt that the writer also blended philosophy and spirituality(not much) in it…

So I would say this is really a good book to read…and I am already using some methods( like doing something) the writer discussed in this book to improve my life style…

I hope you guys will like this book and let me assure you this book will help you to look at life differently 🙂..