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ನನ್ನ ಪ್ರೀತಿಯ ಹಲಸಿನಹಣ್ಣು

ಹೊರಗಿನಿಂದ ಮುಳ್ಳು,
ಒಳಗಿಂದ ಮುದ್ದು

ನೋಡಲು ಕಹಿ,
ತಿಂದರೆ ಸಿಹಿ

ಇಷ್ಟು ದೊಡ್ಡದು,
ಬಿದ್ದರೆ ಢಮ್ಮು!

ನನ್ನ ಪ್ರೀತಿಯ ಹಲಸಿನಹಣ್ಣು ।
देवसुत

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Submitted on: Mon Oct 14 2013 09:20:38 GMT+0530 (IST)
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Language: ಕನ್ನಡ/Kannada

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Kannada Quote:
ಅಡ್ಡ ಗೋಡೆಯ ಮೇಲೆ ದೀಪ ಇಟ್ಟ ಹಾಗೆ
Meaning:
It is like a lamp placed on a partitioning wall. Said of people who meddle but do not take sides

Kannada Quote:
ಅಡಿಕೆಗೆ ಹೋದ ಮಾನ ಆನೆ ಕೊಟ್ಟರು ಬಾರದು
Meaning:
Reputation lost for a betel nut cannot be regained by donating an elephant

Kannada Quote:
ಅಜ್ಜಿಗೆ ಅರಿವೆ ಚಿಂತೆ ಮಗಳಿಗೆ ಮದುವೆಯ ಚಿಂತೆ

Meaning:
Grandma is worried about a piece of cloth to wear while the daughter is worried about her marriage. Said of people who are irresponsible towards their parents.

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Submitted on: Sun Feb 16 2014 17:56:14 GMT+0530 (IST)
Category: Ancient Wisdom
Language: ಕನ್ನಡ/Kannada

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कुछ भीगे भीगे एहसास
चंद लम्हों का साथ
कुछ दिल में कैद मीठी यादें
वो खुशनुमा पल
वो बिखरें वादे

तेरे साथ गुज़ारा हुआ कल
वो वफ़ा के किस्से, वो प्यार के पल
कभी हँसाते हैं, कभी रुलाते हैं
रातों को जगाते हैं
तन्हा सा कर जाते हैं

तेरे अक्स के निशाँ
क्यूँ मुझे सताते हैं
क्यों लौट के वापस आते हैं
मेरे ज़हन में बस जाते हैं
जाने वाले तो एक दिन चले जाते हैं
Aashirwad

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Submitted on: Sun Feb 16 2014 02:19:38 GMT+0530 (IST)
Category: Original
Language: हिन्दी/Hindi

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Belief -Shilpa Gupta


Lord, you have saved me every time, when I believed that life has come to an end,
Today also, life has doors shut in front of me, with no key in hand,
In confusion, I stand alone, feeling the land beneath me, will also slip away,
Seems my dreams will also falter, just like castle of cards, and will lay astray.

Lord, I believe in you, and I know you have some great purpose stored for me,
And, this difficult situation will just make my belief more stronger on thee,
For, I know, you will let me out of this situation, just in right time,
Lovingly, I will be placed in throne, where my glory will chime.
Shilpa Gupta

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Submitted on: Sun Feb 09 2014 18:05:11 GMT+0530 (IST)
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Language: English

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The God of War -B.H.Acharya


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In the year 16 A.G., (2014 AD), man decided to inhabit another planet.

There was a lot of preparation required. After relentless effort and great teamwork between the divided nations, he set foot on Mars. Because of their very nature, the Martians as they started calling themselves were far more technologically advanced than those that still inhabited Earth.

As time progressed, the technological gap increased and earthlings started looking primitive to the Martians in just 60 Martian years – which was more than a 100 years on earth. The average Martian would jeer at earthlings while an earthling would look in awe at a Martian. While an earthling’s color would be black or white, the Martian had a red skin tone which was considered far superior.

In a 100 Martian years, many stadia were built in Mars to witness how Black and White earthlings fought each other with their primitive weapon – the AK-47. Many black and white earthlings were brought to Mars to be used as labor. The ones who refused or resisted were skinned alive – the skins adorning many an average Martian home. Many rich Martian kids would scoot off over the holidays to earth for a hunting expedition. The hunted would never be shot, but just hooked up into orbit using the skyhook letting the vacuum suck out the air and life from the earthling – this they said preserved the skin while the bones could be used for sculpting Martian landscapes. The even richer Martian kids would use the dredger to raise to orbit thousands of earthlings in a single catch.

There seemed no end to the misery of earth – till a huge comet was discovered that would hit Mars in a catastrophic impact. The Martians knew that there was no chance of their survival considering the thin Martian atmosphere which offered no protection at all from even small asteroids – which explained why they always lived under the Martian surface inside tunnels. And also there was no technology yet to annihilate or deviate the path of the huge comet.

Their only bet was peace with Earth. They they could, coercion would not do any good as they needed the virus shots to regain lost immunity on Earth – and that would only be made available if they go in peace. For the sake of millions of Martian lives, they made amends with Earth.

The Martians were sheltered on Earth while Mars recuperated from the heavenly catastrophe. While the Martians returned to Mars within 10 Earth years, there was enduring peace across the solar system. The comet was then named Aravind – after a great Earth Philosopher who had used his yogic strengths to further human unity many Earth decades before Google (B.G.).
B.H.Acharya

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Submitted on: Thu Feb 06 2014 23:30:59 GMT+0530 (IST)
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Language: English

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Challenge -Shilpa Gupta


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Today, I am smashed by the failure, all doors locked in front of me,
But, it had not stopped me from trying and I still say test me.
I cry every night in the bed, all alone, at the end of every dark day,
But, morning, again I say, my smile, I will not let you fade away.

Fear of failure, I know you are there in my heart, trying to chop my failure to zero level,
Through, peace, I sway you and remember my dreams are your biggest rebel.
I will achieve everything what I have planned, I will design my own life,
I will not let anyone disrupt my plan, and intrude into it any negative vibe.

Today, I know people looked down on me and think I am cold and disinterested,
But, there is fire within me and they will know of it, once my success story is created.
Difficulty, I know you are like mammoth, laughing at me, believing, I will never be able to get through,
But with faith and hope, I will fight and you will be scared as I walk past you
Shilpa Gupta

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Submitted by: Shilpa Gupta
Submitted on: Thu Feb 06 2014 13:12:40 GMT+0530 (IST)
Category: Original
Language: English

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The spiritual life (adhyatma-jivana), the religious life (dharma-jivana) and the ordinary human life of which morality is a part are three quite different things and one must know which one desires and not confuse the three together.

The ordinary life is that of the average human consciousness separated from its own true self and from the Divine and led by the common habits of the mind, life and body which are the laws of the Ignorance.

The religious life is a movement of the same ignorant human consciousness, turning or trying to turn away from the earth towards the Divine, but as yet without knowledge and led by the dogmatic tenets and rules of some sect or creed which claims to have found the way out of the bonds of the earth-consciousness into some beatific Beyond. The religious life may be the first approach to the spiritual, but very often it is only a turning about in a round of rites, ceremonies and practices or set ideas and forms without any issue.

The spiritual life, on the contrary, proceeds directly by a change of consciousness, a change from the ordinary consciousness, ignorant and separated from its true self and from God, to a greater consciousness in which one finds one’s true being and comes first into direct and living contact and then into union with the Divine. For the spiritual seeker this change of consciousness is the one thing he seeks and nothing else matters.
Sri Aurobindo

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Submitted on: Mon Feb 03 2014 19:52:02 GMT+0530 (IST)
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The existence of poverty is the proof of an unjust and ill-organised society, and our public charities are but the first tardy awakening in the conscience of a robber.
Sri Aurobindo

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Submitted on: Mon Feb 03 2014 19:49:50 GMT+0530 (IST)
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The Unknown is not the Unknowable; it need not remain the unknown for us, unless we choose ignorance or persist in our first limitations. For to all things that are not unknowable, all things in the universe, there correspond in that universe faculties which can take cognizance of them, and in man, the microcosm, these faculties are always existent and at a certain stage capable of development. We may choose not to develop them; where they are partially developed, we may discourage and impose on them a kind of atrophy. But, fundamentally all possible knowledge is knowledge within the power of humanity. And since in man there is the inalienable impulse of Nature towards self-realization, no struggle of the intellect to limit the action of our capacities within a determined area can for ever prevail.
Sri Aurobindo

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Submitted on: Mon Feb 03 2014 19:46:31 GMT+0530 (IST)
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Life is life – whether in a cat, or dog or man. There is no difference there between a cat or a man. The idea of difference is a human conception for man’s own advantage.

Sri Aurobindo

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Submitted on: Mon Feb 03 2014 19:39:28 GMT+0530 (IST)
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Language: English

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