Friday, 18 July 2014

why did the bird cross the road?

It was so refreshing to witness a bird and five of its young ones cross the road in the midst of busy morning commute ... The bird was hurt on one of its legs and was seemingly hesitant to risk crossing four lanes wide road ... not sure how but it 'communicated' its need for assistance to a pedestrian - and the person happened to figure out what to do :)

He just stood by the birds - at a comfortable distance and started to stop few cars one lane at a time - the bird felt secure enough to trust and take the leap of faith - and slowly but steadily they all were on the other side - safe and sound

It was re-assuring to see a live demonstration that 'help will come when it is required'

Just go ahead with FAITH (Father Almighty Is There to Help) and GRACE (God Reaches out & Cares for Everyone) will flow!

Sunday, 29 June 2014

another perspective on oneness?

'we all are connected' is such a cliche ...

our ancestors have been saying (from time immemorial) that 'world is one family' (वसुधैव कुटुम्बकम् vasudhaiva kuṭumbakam)

as i prepare myself for the 12 Oct Chicago Marathon (in support of Samskrita Bharati), i got to experience the universal oneness during my recent trainings:
- the other day, i was returning back from a long run - and crossed another runner on the way - we greeted each other with just a smile. she quickly glanced that i was not carrying any water on me & immediately asked if i needed some to drink - offering her bottle of water to me - who was nothing but a complete 'sweaty' stranger :) ... a very small gesture maybe but it felt good and made me think - intrinsically we are one

latest technology too is helping us feel more connected:
- today, after 1 hour of long running, i was feeling little tired and suddenly heard a beep on my smart phone - it was a 'like' and 'comment' on my in-progress training (through my endomondo app) from a long lost friend/acquaintance who is sitting half way across the globe in a different time zone - i got the necessary boost with this real-time moral support from someone who could overcome the barrier of time and distance - and i went on for next half hour

'may all be well' (सर्वे भवन्तु सुखिनः. sarve bhavantu sukhinah)

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

again on 'cloud 10'

after a long time, i again ran 10km at a stretch as part of the marathon training ... it not only felt good - but also reminded me of my 'first' 10k experience ... way back in 2008 :)

slowly & steadily, CM2014 is approaching - just 109 more days - will you please support my cause? raising awareness (and funds) for Samskrita Bharati (Canada) -

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

i am back!

Yes, I know - it has been a long break - One year has passed by & I haven't published anything here.

I intend to be regular (again) - let's see for how long I can meet my own expectations :)

I am back into running as well (which might make it easier to come up with inspirational as well as run-update posts)

I will again run the Chicago Marathon on 12 Oct 2014 - this time it is to support Samskrita Bharati!

Can I count on your support, please?

dhanyavAdaH (धन्यवाद:) Thanks!

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

zoom out!

[Image from Pixabay -]

life is like a painting - if you see things that you do not like (some spots or rough patches), simply 'zoom out' (ie look at it from a distance) so that you enjoy the 'big picture' - the whole 'canvas' (of this universe) as painted by the almighty is certainly 'picture perfect' :)

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Happy Mother's Day!

Saw this nice picture 'Mother is beyond Infinity!' at (thanks to #teachtheweb) - so nicely applies to a Sanskrit 'verse'

 या देवी सर्व भूतेषु मातृ रूपेण संस्थिता नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः || 

Transliteration (in Roman Script): yA devi sarva bhuteshu matru rupeN sansthita namastasyai namastasyai namastasyai namo namah

Meaning: The divinity that is present in every being in the form of 'mother', I bow to her, I bow to her, I bow to her again & again.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

messing around with maps - #teachtheweb

I tried to show my RUNs so far on map :)

still few questions about popcornmaker to be figured out - How to restrict the length as desired? - let's see when i learn to #teachtheweb :) PS: Don't worry - video is not that long - it is just a minute long :)