Buddha: Trouble is you think you have time

Death: we may die at any time, that is great reminder to practice, to develop determination

Thank you Sifu for giving me one word that will be a reminder to have strong determination to practice towards my goal.


Bahut janam bichare they madhao…..



Have you read your self?

“Parrh parrh alam fazal hoya, Kadee apnay aap nu parrhaya ye naeen
If you Read a lot and became a scholar,  But [he] never read himself”
-What a beautiful work by Sufi poet Bulleh Shah :


Until you have surrendered, until you have let go of your Ego, until then there is work to do…..

No matter what you have achieved, gained, learned… if you have not worked on yourself, have not let go of your ego, …..

A quote from my grandfather, “A blind man could do PHD on light but until he has seen light, what does he know about light?”

“Going to Makkah is not the ultimate, Even if hundreds of prayers are offered
Going to River Ganges is not the ultimate. Even if hundreds of cleansing (Baptisms) are done
Bulleh Shah the ultimate is, When the “I” is removed from the heart
[He] goes enters into the temple & mosque, But [he] never entered into his own heart”


Become ONE with him……..


“Jogi meyrey naal naal
May jogi day naal naal
Nee may jana jogi day naal

Jogi is with me
I am with Jogi
I’m going together with Jogi”

Fast Tube by Casper



Lyrics with Translation:
translation by Fazeel Azeez Chauhan

1) Makeh gaya gal mukde naheen
2) Pawain so so jummay parrh aeey

Going to Makkah is not the ultimate
Even if hundreds of prayers are offered

3) Ganga gaya gal mukde naheen
4) Pawain so so gotey khaeey

Going to River Ganges is not the ultimate
Even if hundreds of cleansing (Baptisms) are done

5) Gaya gaya gal mukde naheen
6) Pawain so so pand parrhaeey

Going to Gaya is not the ultimate
Even if hundreds of worships are done

7) Bulleh Shah gal taeyon mukdee
8 ) Jadon May nu dilon gawaeey

Bulleh Shah the ultimate is
When the “I” is removed from the heart

9) Parrh parrh alam fazal hoya
10) Kadee apnay aap nu parrhaya ye naeen

[He] Read a lot and became a scholar
But [he] never read himself

11) Ja ja warrda mandir maseetey
12) Kadi man apnay which warrya ye naeen

[He] goes enters into the temple & mosque
But [he] never entered into his own heart

13) Aewaien roz shaitan naal larrdaan
14) Kadee nafs apnay naal larrya ye naeen

He fights with the devil every day for nothing
He never wrestled with his own ego

15) Bulleh Shah asmani udeeyan pharrda
16) Jayrra ghar baitha onu pharrya ye naeen

Bulleh Shah he grabs for heavenly flying things
But doesn’t grasp the one who’s sitting at home

17) Ratee jagayn tay shaikh sada wayn
18) Parr raat nu jaagan kutay, tay to utay

Religious scholars stay awake at night
But dogs stay awake at night, higher than you

19) Ratee bhonkon bass na karday
20) Fayr ja larraa which sutay, tay to utay

They don’t cease from barking at night
Then they go sleep in yards, higher than you

21) Yaar da buha mool na chhad-dey
22) Pawain maro so so jutay, tay to utay

They [dogs] don’t leave the beloved’s doorstep
Even if they’re beaten hundreds of times, higher than you

23) Bulleh Shah utth yaar mana lay
24) Naien tay bazi lay gaay kutay, tay to utay

Bulleh Shah get up and make up with the beloved
Otherwise dogs will win the contest, better than you

25) Raanjha chaak na aakho kurryo
26) Nee aynu chaak kehndee sharmawan

O friends, don’t call Ranjha a shepherd
I shy away from calling him a shepherd

27) May jaee aan lakh heeraan iss nu
28) Tay may kiss gintee which aawan

I am like a thousand Heers to him
Who am I, like countless others

29) Takht hazaray da eh malik
30) Tay may Heer sayal sada waan

He’s the ruler of Hazara’s throne
And I am forever the plain Heer

31) Bulleh Shah Rub kook sunay
32) Tay may chaak dee chaak ho jawan

Bulleh Shah may God hear my wail
And I’ll become shepherded by the Shepherd

33) Raanjha jogi aa ban aya
34) Aey ney anokha bhayche wataya

Ranjha became a Jogi and arrived
He exchanged into a unique disguise

35) Ahdo-n Ahmad naam dharaya
36) Nee may jana Jogi dey naal

He changed his name from Ahad (One God) to Ahmad (Prophet Mohammad PBUH)
I’m going together with Jogi

37) Koi kissay day naal koi kissay day naal
38) May jogi day naal naal

Someone’s with someone else, this one’s with that one
I’m together with Jogi

39) Jidoon dee may jogi dee hoyee
40) May which may na reh gayee koi

Since I have become Jogi’s
I have no “I” left in me

41) Ranjha Ranjha kardee
42) Nee may aapay Ranjha hoee

Repeating Ranjha Ranjha
I became Ranjha myself

43) Sadyo nee maynu Peedo Ranjha
44) Heer na akho koi

Call me Ranjha
Nobody call me Heer

45) May naheen woh aap hay
46) Apney aap karay dil joi

It’s not me, it’s he himself
He amuses his own self

47) Jiss day naal may neun lagaya
48) Ohdey wargee hoye sayyon

The one with whom I connected my heart
I became just like him, O friends

49) Jogi meyrey naal naal
50) May jogi day naal naal
51) Nee may jana jogi day naal

Jogi is with me
I am with Jogi
I’m going together with Jogi

52) Kannee mundaran pa kay
53) Mathay tilak laga kay

After putting earrings in my ears
and decorating my forehead with Tilak

54) Nee aye jogi naeen
55) Koi roop hay Raab da

Hey he’s not [a] Jogi
He’s some form of God

56) Bhayce jogee da iss nu phab-da
57) Iss jogi mayra joorra khassya

He’s disguised as Jogi
This Jogi has attracted me

58) Aye jogi mayray munn which wasya
59) Such aakhan aye qasmay Quran ay

This Jogi has established residence in my heart
I swear by the Quran it’s true

60) Jogi mayra deen eman ay
61) Iss jogi maynu keeta rogee

Jogi is my belief and faith
This Jogi has marked me

62) Nee may iss jogi
63) Hun hore na jogee

Hey I belong to him
Now I’m not worth any one else (Now there’s no other Jogi)

64) Tarr gaye way may tarr gayee loko
65) Akh jogi nal larr gaye loko

I’m floating, I’ve drifted across, O people
My eyes inter-meshed with Jogi’s, O people

66) Maynu jogan jogee dee aakho
67) Heer salayte mar gaye loko

Call me Jogi’s female Jogi
Heer is dead, O people

68) Khayrray karday koorriyan gallan
69) Jogi dey mayrrhay may cir tay jhallan

In Khayrray they have deep talks
I have to listen to accusations about

70) Hore kissay nu kuj na janan
71) Janan tay jogi nu janan

I don’t know anything about anyone else
If I know anything, I only know Jogi

72) Iss da paya kissay na paya
73) Iss da hay do jug uttay saya

No one has attained what he has attained
His shadow is on both worlds

74) Iss diyan dhumman do jug dhummiyan
75) Iss diyan juttian arsh nay chummian

His fame is celebrated in both world
His shoes were kissed by Heaven

76) Aye jogi jogi mat wala
77) Hath which Ill’Allah dee mala

This Jogi is full of wonders
In his hand is the rosary of “There is Nothing But One God”

78) Nee naam hay iss da kamli wala
79) Jay jogi ghar away mayray

Hey, his name is [Mohammad] “The One With The Shawl”
If Jogi comes to my home

80) Muk jawun sub jhagray tayray
81) Nee may lavan seenay naal
82) Lakhan shagan mana kay

All your fights will end
I will embrace him
And celebrate a million praises

83) Bulleh Shah ik jogi aya
84) Dar saday aynay dhuan paya

Bulleh Shah a Jogi came
To our door….(… ?… )

85) Aynay lut layee Heer sayal
86) Aya bhayce wata kay

He stole away Heer of Sayal
He came in a disguise

A child sitting at a bank of river

Once there was a child sitting at a bank of river with a bucket. He looked very sad!

A monk was passing by and saw the child. He was equally upset and was struggling with how to find his way to salvation. He was trying to become one with the Tao. Both of them were equally confused.

Walking on the sea-shore they both came across each other. The monk asked the child, “Why are you so sad?”

The child replied, “I have been trying so long to fill the sea in my bucket, but I have been unable to do so.”

The saint gave a spontaneous reply, “Child, it’s very simple. Just throw the bucket in the water, it will be filled & both will become One!”

After saying that he was stuck with the revelation to himself, What he was wishing to attain, to pull it into himself can come to him only when he surrenders. He will become One with when he ….

Learn to let go of ego and…..

Katha Upanishad: the story of Nachiketa

nachiketaNachiketa (Sanskrit:नचिकेत,Naciketa), Bengali: নচিকেতা) is the child protagonist in an ancient Hindu fable about the nature of the soul and Brahman. The story is told in the Katha Upanishad (c. 5th century BCE), though the name has several earlier references. He was taught Self-knowledge, the separation of the human soul (the supreme Self) from the body, by the god of Death, Yama. Nachiketa is noted for his rejection of material desires which are ephemeral, and for his single-minded pursuit of the path of realising Brahman / Moksha i.e. emancipation of the soul from rebirth. (from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nachiketa)

Vājashrava, desiring a gift from the gods, started an offering to donate all his possessions. But Nachiketa noticed that he was donating only the cows that were old, barren, blind, or lame;[5] not such as might buy the worshiper a place in Heaven. Nachiketa wanting the best for his father’s rite, asked: “I too am yours, to which god will you offer me?”. After being pestered thus, Vājashrava answered in a fit of anger, “I give you to Death (Yama)”.

So Nachiket went to Death’s home, but the god was out, and he waited three days. When Yama returned, he was sorry to see that a Brahman guest had been waiting so long. He told Nachiketa, “You have waited in my house for three days without hospitality, therefore ask three boons of me”. Nachiket first asked for peace for his father and himself. Yama agreed. Next, Nachiketa wished to learn the sacred fire sacrifice, which also Yama elaborated. For his third boon, Nachiketa asked to learn the mystery of what comes after death.

Yama was reluctant on this question; he said that this had been a mystery even to the gods. He asked Nachiketa to ask for some other boon, and offered many material gains.

But Nachiketa replied that material things will last only till the morrow. He who has encountered Death personally, how can he desire wealth? No other boon would do. Yama was secretly pleased with this disciple, and elaborated on the nature of the true Self, which persists beyond death. The key of the realization is that this Self (within each person) is inseparable from Brahman, the supreme spirit, the vital force in the universe. Yama’s explanation is a succinct explication of Hindu metaphysics, and focuses on the following points:

  • The sound Om! is the syllable of the supreme Brahman
  • The Self, whose symbol is Om is the same as the omnipresent Brahman. Smaller than the smallest and larger than the largest, the Self is formless and all-pervading.
  • The goal of the wise is to know this Self.
  • The Self is like a rider; the horses are the senses, which he guides through the maze of desires.
  • After death, it is the Self that remains; the Self is immortal.
  • Mere reading of the scriptures or intellectual learning cannot realize Self.
  • One must discriminate the self from the body, which is the seat of desire.
  • Inability to realize Brahman results in one being enmeshed in the cycle of rebirths. Understanding the Self leads to moksha

Thus having learnt the wisdom of the Brahman from Yama, Nachiketa was freed from the cycle of births.

One Breath Breathing Meditation

One Breath or Zen/Buddha breath technique for basic meditation:

  • Sit in a relaxed posture
  • Close your eyes and
  • Bring awareness to your breath.

The idea is not to control your breath but to watch it. If you can sense that you are not breathing to your stomach then with intention Guide your breath: by taking a long deep breath all the way to stomach and then without a pause guide it completely coming out. Again without a pause guide it back breathing in.

After few efforts, simply just watch your body breathing one breath (full breathing to stomach and out without a pause)

Difference between Yoga and Buddha is that:
Yoga: is controlled breathing with pauses in between
Zen/Buddha: can begin with intention but never any controling, only watching the natural breath.

Bhagat Namdev Ji


Bhagat Namdev is one of 15 bhagats whose bani is part of Guru Granth Sahib ji. In this post we will learn about Namdev Ji and choose one of his shabads to learn about his central message.

After reading this blog post you should be able to answer:

  1. How many bhagats bani is in Guru Granth Sahib?
  2. How many of his shabads (hyms) are in GGSJ?
  3. What was Bhagat Namdev is referred to as?
  4. What was his Central message?


Bhagat Namdev Ji (1270 – 1350) was born on October 29, 1270 in the state of Maharashtra village of Naras-Vamani, in Satara district (presently called Narsi Namdev). His father, a calico printer/tailor, was named Damshet and his mother’s name was Gonabai. Most of the spiritual message of Bhagat Namdev, just like our gurus’, emphasized the importance of living the life of a householder (grist jeevan) and that through marriage and having a family one could attain enlightenment. He emphasized that the truest form of bandage or devotional meditation, is to enter matrimony and jointly seek the holy experience Waheguru.

God’s name was always on the lips of Bhagat Namdev Ji. He was asked by the king to show miracles. He refused to do so and was thrown before a drunk elephant to be crushed to death. God saved His own saint. When the Fifth Guru, Guru Arjan dev compiled the Guru Granth Sahib, he decided to give some recognition to the saints of the Bhakti movement. This is the reason that Guru Granth Sahib contains verses of fifteen such saints. In some cases Guru Granth Sahib is the only voice remaining for such saints over the years.

Under the influence of saint Jnanadeva, Namdev was converted to the path of bhakti. Vitthala of Pandharpur was now the object of his devotion and he spent much of his time in worship and kirtan, chanting mostly verses of his own composition. In the company of Jnanadeva and other saints, he roamed about the country and later came to the Punjab where he is said to have lived for more than twenty years at Ghuman, in Gurdaspur district, where a temple in the form of samadh still preserves his memory.

In his early fifties, Namdev settled down at Pandharpur where he gathered around himself a group of devotees. His abhangas or devotional lyrics became very popular, and people thronged to listen to his kirtan. Namdev’s songs have been collected in Namdevachi Gatha which also includes the long autobiographical poem Tirathavah.

His Hindi verse and his extended visit to the Punjab carried his fame far beyond the borders of Maharashtra. Sixty-one of his hymns in fact came to be included in the Sikh Scripture, the Guru Granth Sahib. These hymns or shabads share the common characteristic of lauding the One Supreme God distinct from his earlier verse which carries traces of idolatry and saguna bhakti. In the course of his spiritual quest, Namdev had, from being a worshipper of the Divine in the concrete form, become a devotee of the attribute-less (nirguna) Absolute.

Remembrance of God’s Name central

Bhagat Nam Dev is a pioneer of the Radical bhakti School. Though he appeared a century earlier than Kabir, his religious and social views are very much like those of Kabir. He unambiguously repudiates all the four fundamentals of Vaisnavism. Though in his devotional approach, he is clearly a monotheist, he makes many pantheistic statements too, e.g., every thing is God; there is nothing but God; consider the world and God to be one; the foam and the water are not different. His devotion was purely of the non-attributional absolute. He also considers God to be immanent, everywhere, in all hearts, and the Creator of everything. Like Kabir and the Sufis, Namdev is very other worldly. He says, “The strength of contempt of the world should be in the body an unchanging companion.

Bhagat Namdev Ji’s Shabad chosen for our discussion:

ਰਾਗੁ ਗੋਂਡ ਬਾਣੀ ਨਾਮਦੇਉ ਜੀਉ ਕੀ ਘਰੁ
Rāg gond baṇī nāmḏe▫o jī▫o kī gẖar 2

ੴ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ
Ik oaʼnkār saṯgur parsāḏ.
One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

ਹਰਿ ਹਰਿ ਕਰਤ ਮਿਟੇ ਸਭਿ ਭਰਮਾ॥
Har har karaṯ mite sabẖ bẖarmā.
Chanting the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, all doubts are dispelled.

ਹਰਿ ਕੋ ਨਾਮੁ ਲੈ ਊਤਮ ਧਰਮਾ ॥
Har ko nām lai ūṯam ḏẖarmā.
Chanting the Name of the Lord is the highest religion.

ਹਰਿ ਹਰਿ ਕਰਤ ਜਾਤਿ ਕੁਲ ਹਰੀ ॥
Har har karaṯ jāṯ kul harī.
Chanting the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, erases social classes and ancestral pedigrees.

ਸੋ ਹਰਿ ਅੰਧੁਲੇ ਕੀ ਲਾਕਰੀ ॥੧॥
So har anḏẖule kī lākrī. ||1||
The Lord is the walking stick of the blind. ||1||

ਹਰਏ ਨਮਸਤੇ ਹਰਏ ਨਮਹ ॥
Har▫e namasṯe har▫e namah.
I bow to the Lord, I humbly bow to the Lord.

ਹਰਿ ਹਰਿ ਕਰਤ ਨਹੀ ਦੁਖੁ ਜਮਹ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥
Har har karaṯ nahī ḏukẖ jamah. ||1|| rahā▫o.
Chanting the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, you will not be tormented by the Messenger of Death. ||1||Pause||

ਹਰਿ ਹਰਨਾਕਸ ਹਰੇ ਪਰਾਨ ॥
Har harnākẖas hare parān.
The Lord took the life of Harnaakhash,

ਅਜੈਮਲ ਕੀਓ ਬੈਕੁੰਠਹਿ ਥਾਨ ॥
Ajaimal kī▫o baikunṯẖėh thān.
and gave Ajaamal a place in heaven.

ਸੂਆ ਪੜਾਵਤ ਗਨਿਕਾ ਤਰੀ ॥
Sū▫ā paṛāvaṯ ganikā ṯarī.
Teaching a parrot to speak the Lord’s Name, Ganika the prostitute was saved.

ਸੋ ਹਰਿ ਨੈਨਹੁ ਕੀ ਪੂਤਰੀ ॥੨॥
So har nainhu kī pūṯrī. ||2||
That Lord is the light of my eyes. ||2||

ਹਰਿ ਹਰਿ ਕਰਤ ਪੂਤਨਾ ਤਰੀ ॥
Har har karaṯ pūṯnā ṯarī.
Chanting the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, Pootna was saved,

ਬਾਲ ਘਾਤਨੀ ਕਪਟਹਿ ਭਰੀ ॥
Bāl gẖāṯnī kaptahi bẖarī.
even though she was a deceitful child-killer.

ਸਿਮਰਨ ਦ੍ਰੋਪਦ ਸੁਤ ਉਧਰੀ ॥
Simran ḏaropaḏ suṯ uḏẖrī.
Contemplating the Lord, Dropadi was saved.

ਗਊਤਮ ਸਤੀ ਸਿਲਾ ਨਿਸਤਰੀ ॥੩॥
Ga▫ūṯam saṯī silā nisṯarī. ||3||
Gautam’s wife, turned to stone, was saved. ||3||

ਕੇਸੀ ਕੰਸ ਮਥਨੁ ਜਿਨਿ ਕੀਆ ॥
Kesī kans mathan jin kī▫ā.
The Lord, who killed Kaysee and Kans,

ਜੀਅ ਦਾਨੁ ਕਾਲੀ ਕਉ ਦੀਆ ॥
Jī▫a ḏān kālī ka▫o ḏī▫ā.
gave the gift of life to Kali.

ਪ੍ਰਣਵੈ ਨਾਮਾ ਐਸੋ ਹਰੀ ॥
Paraṇvai nāmā aiso harī.
Prays Naam Dayv, such is my Lord;

ਜਾਸੁ ਜਪਤ ਭੈ ਅਪਦਾ ਟਰੀ ॥੪॥੧॥੫॥
Jās japaṯ bẖai apḏā tarī. ||4||1||5||
meditating on Him, fear and suffering are dispelled. ||4||1||5||

Questions with Answers:

  1. How many bhagats bani is in Guru Granth Sahib:  15
  2. How many of his hyms are in GGSJ:  61
  3. What was Bhagat Namdev is referred to as ? Chhimba – Bhagat ji’s profession as a printer of cloth.
  4. What was his Central message?

Bhagat Namdev Ji, in the course of his spiritual quest from being a worshipper of the Divine in the concrete form, become a devotee of the attribute-less (nirguna) Absolute. He unambiguously repudiated all the four fundamentals of Vaisnavism. Though in his devotional approach, he was clearly a monotheist and made many pantheistic statements too, e.g., every thing is God;  there is nothing but God; consider the world and God to be one;



Bhagat Namdev Ji:  http://www.sikhiwiki.org/index.php/Bhagat_Namdev

Shabad: http://www.srigranth.org/servlet/gurbani.gurbani?Action=KeertanPage&K=874&L=7

5 Bean Soup – Breakfast Recipe

Five colors beans: black beans, red beans, white beans, soy beans, mung beans:

Qianshi ??(fox nuts), Yi Ren ??(Pearl Barley), red rice, sweet rice

Peanuts, Walnuts, Pinenuts or any other nuts or seeds (sunflower seeds etc) that you prefer.

Red dates, Raisins, Goji Berries, Dragon eyes, Lily petals, Lotus seeds, Huaishan ??(Chinese yam root).

About equal amounts of all of them. Use a pressure cooker at high temperature, after you hear the steam escaping, turn the temperature down to medium, cook 25-30 minutes.

Be sure to follow the instruction of how to use the pressure cooker.

Food for soaking overnight:

Rest of food added at time when you cook:

Ingredients Benefits:
1. Black Beans: Kidney
2. Red Beans: Heart
3. White Beans: Lungs
4. Green: Liver
5. Yellow: Spleen/Stomach
6. Goji Berry: blood & kidney
7. Barley: removes water
8. Dates Red for blood and Qi
9. Dragon eye (Longan): blood
10. Walnuts: kidney
11. Lily bulb (Bai Hue): spleen
12. Fox nuts (Qian Shi): kidney
13. Lotus Seed (Tak Sh): kidney

Fox Nuts: Euryale seeds or fox nuts or gorgon or qian shi in mandarin. So many name variations. It is the seed of a certain water lily plant. The plant grows in water and has bright purple flowers.
Euryale seeds are mostly used in soups or roasted so that they pop (like pop corn). They are very hard and require long simmering to soften them. Not that they are that tasty. Fox nuts are believed to strengthen the kidneys and enhance sperm production.

Lily Bulb: Dried lily bulbs, also known as bai he, are the scales of the bulbs of the tiger lily flower.It is believed to be good for the lungs and it appears in many anti-flu recipes. The fresh version is also quite popular amongst chinese but they are not that easy to find. If you do find some, make sure you parboil them to get rid of the bitterness / spiciness before adding to your dishes. The dried lily bulbs should not be mistaken with the dried lily buds which is a different part of the tiger lily plant.

Longan: also known as “dragon’s eye” (because of an ovoid, white eye shaped mark on the pit). The longan is China’s gift to Southeast Asia, where it was brought by Chinese emigrants hundred of years ago. The evergreen longan tree has heavily foliaged branches with leathery leaves which have a glossy surface and underneath are covered with minute hair. The flowers are pale yellow and hairy. The juicy pulp, which is easily separated from its shell, is white and translucent. Embedded in it is a large, shiny jet black seed. The fruit has a juicy and sweet taste.

Longan is frequently eaten fresh or from the can in which it floats in its own juice, the longan can also be cooked with delicious results. In general, the fruit is considered tastier than the lychee but it is not as juicy. Longan is sometimes used instead of lychees or cherries in fruit salads, sweet and sour dishes and as garnish for cocktail drinks. The Javanese and the Chinese dry the fruit and then use it as a tea drink.

Lotus seed: Also known as lotus rice, traditional chinese herb which normally used to promote health. It has anti aging properties too. In chinese medicine, lotus seeds is flat sweet, astringent, and heart, lung
and kidney. With Invigorating the Spleen, Yifei, raise heart, kidney, and solid-intestine and so on. For heart palpitations, insomnia, physically weak, nocturnal emission, leucorrhea Guo more, chronic abdominal disorders embolism. lotus middle of the blue-green germ, called the lotus heart, taste bitter, but it is blindly medicine. Chinese medicine, it has heat, solid-refined, soothe the nerves, strong heart, blood pressure effect, to cure fever caused by irritability, disorientation, and nocturnal emissions Huajing embolism. lotus live in “houses” called the lotus room, also known as Lian Peng shell, can cure post-partum placental retention, congestion Fu Teng, uterine bleeding vaginal discharge, bleeding embolism. Huan There is a “stone lotus”, also known as sweet Shek Lin is a veteran in the lotus seeds, after falling into mud, durable named Kennedy as black as stone. clinically used for treating mouth pain throat, Fan Re, chronic gonorrhea and dysentery embolism.

Lotus higher nutritional value, rich in protein, fat and carbohydrates, lotus seed in calcium, phosphorus and potassium content is very rich, in addition to bones and teeth can constitute the composition, there are the promotion of blood clotting, so that some activity-based, the maintenance of nerve conductivity, calm nerves, to maintain muscle flexibility and heart rhythm and so on. Rich in phosphorus is a major component of nuclear protein to help the body to protein, fat, carbohydrate metabolism, and maintain the acid-base balance, the formation of the sperm also have an important role. Lotus has raised Anshen effect. In older persons, particularly those who regularly consumed by mental, you can brain, enhance memory, improve work efficiency and can prevent the occurrence of senile dementia. Lotus Heart taste very bitter, but there a significant role in the strong heart that can expand peripheral vascular, lower blood pressure. Lotus are very good to the efficacy of Firelight, treatment, sore tongue, help sleep. Lotus beneficial heart kidney, spleen to stop diarrhea, soothe the nerves of the role of the Gujing.”

Chinese wolfberries (??? gou ji zi): Chinese wolfberries or boxthorn fruit and is more commonly known as dried goji berries. They are small bright red fleshy fruits. Goji berries sold in dried form in many Asian grocery stores or chinese medicinal halls. Dried goji berries are known as gou ji zi in mandarin and kei chi in cantonese. They are quite sweet and are found as an ingredient in many chinese soups, sweet teas and tonic drinks. It is one of the most popularchinese herbs. Not very expensive either.

It is a natural supplement for improving eyesight especially if poor eyesight is caused by malnutrition, vessel expansion and inflammation. Consuming goji berries may help if you experience eye strain from staring at computer screens and documents for long periods of time.

Goji berries are also beneficial for the liver. A healthy liver manifests in better looking eyes and vision. Traditional chinese medicine taught that any sickness in the liver can be observed from the eyes. For instance, people suffering from hepatitis or jaundice have very yellowish eyes. From

RED DATES: Chinese date is the fruit of a deciduous tree or shrub, not the date palm of the Arabian Desert. Chinese date is sweet and warming and when added in a formula, prolongs, enhances and harmonizes the effects of other herbs. Likewise, it ensures that the herbal essence is well circulated and the energies of the herbs are evenly distributed. It is used by the Chinese to invigorate the spleen and stomach and is indicated for those with poor appetite, fatigue and loose stools. Chinese date also
nourishes the blood and calms the mind. However, those with epigastric fullness and abdominal distension should avoid taking it.

Also known as jujubes, red dates are widely considered as the “living vitamin pill” by the Chinese. It contains Vitamin B, C, E, P, phosphorus, calcium, iron and more. Scientists have also found that cyclic adenosine monophosphate found in red jujubes can slow down the growth of cancer cells.
Tonic soups made from a combination of red dates, astragalus, dried goji berries, ginseng, and dang gui were fed to those recovering from surgery to improve immunity, strengthen the body and prevent relapses.

Goji Berry: Goji berries are shriveled red berries that look like red raisins that grow on an evergreen shrub found in temperate and subtropical regions in China, Mongolia and in the Himalayas in Tibet. They are usually found dried, have a slight tangy taste, and belong to the nightshade (Solonaceae) family. Some other Names for Gojji berries include Lycium barbarum, wolfberry, gou qi zi, and Fructus lycii.

So what are some of the benefits of goji berries? The first benefit of goji berries is the fact that it has the potential to increase a person’s lifespan. Although this has not been scientifically tested, most people are confident that this fact holds true. The second benefit of goji berries is that they also have healing powers, especially to cuts and burns, as well as some nasty rashes and abrasions.

The benefit of goji berries are actively reflected in many medical conditions, it helps to control and reverse obesity, prevents cancer, prevent age-related macular degeneration, restores hair color, activates the immune system, helps to preventing morning sickness in pregnant women, and it is used to treat sexual dysfunctions and infertility.

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Story: Of what benefit is power without wisdom

There was a Siddha who possessed great psychic powers.

During a winter day on the mountain, he encountered a very heavy rainstorm. Rain was pouring down and it was very cold. He did not have an umbrella or any kind of shelter. He came upon a cave and intended to run in to escape the rain.

However, there were two people who ran into the cave in front of him and there was no room left for another person.

In reaction to the situation, he shouted to them that the mountain was going to collapse. The two people in the cave immediately ran out despite the downpour outside.

When they ran out, the Siddha ran in to claim the shelter. As soon as he ran in, the mountain collapsed. He had forgotten his highly developed powers caused his words to manifest instantly.

His words buried him in the mountain and he lost his life because of his own power.

Of what benefit is power without wisdom?

Monk story: That is his problem not mine

Story of the monk who is walking down the street with one of his students and this one bully comes by and attacks him.

The monk falls and keeps taking the beating.

Once the bully leaves, his student, all shaken up, asked why he did nothing to defend himself and teach the bully how wrong/bad is his behavior. The student also says, if you don’t stop him, he’ll hurt you again, he could have killed you.

The monk smiles, dusts himself off and simply replies “that is his problem, not mine”.

Sufi music that takes to trance – Bulleh Shah

This song comes from Bulleh Shah
Mysterious is the turn of time. The man who had been refused by the mullahs to be buried after his death in the community graveyard because of his unorthodox views, today enjoys worldwide reverence and recognition. The tomb of Bulleh Shah in Qasur and the area around it is today the only place free of collective refuse, and the privileged of the city pay handsomely to be buried in the proximity of the man they had once rejected. “This radical change has been possible because people have been impressed in the course of time by the holy way of Bullah’s life and the efficacy of his teachings.

“The greatest Sufi poet of the Punjab was Mir Bulleh Shah Qadiri Shatari. ” Because of his pure life and high spiritual attainments, he is equally popular among all communities. Scholars and dervishes have called him “The Sheikh of Both the Worlds,” “The man of God,” “The Knower of Spiritual Grace” and by other equally edifying titles. Considered as the greatest mystic poet of the Punjab, his compositions have been regarded as “the pinnacle of Sufi literature.” His admirers compare his writings and philosophy to those of Rumi and Shams-i-Tabriz. At present, he is held in equally great esteem in Northern India and Pakistan.
Read more: http://www.apnaorg.com/poetry/bullahn/

Fast Tube by Casper

Brilliantly sung by Arif Lohar and Meesha.
(my slight variation of translation in the video, as I feel appropriate)

Alif allah chambay di booti, they mereay murshid maan vich lai hoo
My master has planted the fragrant seed of love in my heart

Ho nafi uss baat da paani dey kay
Which flourished with modesty, piety and acceptance of existence

Har raggay harjai hoo
My god is present in every throbbing pulse

Ho joog joog jeevay mera murshaid sohna
May my spiritual guide be there for ever and ever

Hathhay jissay booti lai ho
The one who blew life into me

Pir meraya jugni
I have the spirit of my Guide

As way allah waliyan di jugni ji
The spirit of all the messengers who brought his message

Ae way nabbi pak di jugni ji
The spirit of the Holy prophet

Ae way maula ali wali jugni ji
The spirit of Ali and his followers

Ae way merry pir di jugni ji
The spirit of my Saint

Ae way saaray sabaz di jugni ji
The spirit of all His words

Dum gutkoon, dum gutkoon, dum gutkoon
Everytime I think of you my God, my teachers, my path, my heart races and beats a special beat

Karay Saaeein parthay tay klma nabi da parthay saaein
So the Fakir recites the kalma when ever he thinks of god

Jugni taat khaeein vich thaal
O my creation, share what ever you have

Chad duniya dey janjaal
Remove yourself from worldly concerns

Kuch nai nibna bandiya naal
There is nothing people can help you with and that you can take to after world

Rakhi saabat sidh ammal
Keep your actions and intentions pure

Jugni dig payee vich roi
So absorbed was the creation that she stumbled into a ditch

Otthay ro ro kamli hoi
There she walled relentlessly

Oddi vaath naye lainda koi
But there was no one who enquired about her

They kalmay binna nai mildi toi
Remember, there is no salvation without remembering your creator

Ho wanga charha lo kuriyon
Put on your bangles, girls

Mere daata dey darbar diyan
those that you get at your masters shrine

Ho naa kar Dheeya khair piyari
Daughter, don’t be proud of your youth

Maan daindiya gailryaan
your mother scruffs and scolds you

Din din talhi juwani jaandi
With each passing day, your youth slips by

Joon sohna puthia lariyaan
Even gold when put in furnace moulds itself

Aurat marad, sherzaday sohney
Women, men are so beautiful

O moti, O laa lariyaan
Like pearls, like the gems

Sir da sarfa kar naa kairey
Those who are not self-centered

Peer prem pyar lariyan
They are the ones who truly love humanity

O data day darbaar jaw ke ache
Where ever you visit the place of my saint

Pawan khair sawa lariyan
God fulfills all your wishes and showers you with His blessing