today is janmaastami, the birthday of sri krishna… sort of like hindu christmas, but without the sleigh and the reindeer…
One must take care in choosing and following a ‘guru’. With many modern day gurus, you have to be very careful, for they try to become God, which they are not, not any more than you are. Media’s power helps anyone project an image, PR companies are ready to help throw an image of whatever you want to be. In US, we have seen great images projected during election, of godmen, consumer products etc. anything can be mad grand.
So watch out.
When the devotee is same as even kRiShNa, then how is a guru any superior? This is not disrespect to guru, but realization of your own true nature. A guru that doesn’t help you with that, or if you don’t do it yourselves – then the whole exercise is a farce.
A true guru never wants, attention or even your identity, or money. Yes, you may give a token of appreciation for guru’s daily needs, but that is nominal, not millions of dollars! No guru needs that much! Those are entrepreneurs, businessmen who need that much of money, running mega-business or schools, hospitals, social work and amassing tons of moolah on the way. A true guru only wants to help you be able to walk in the right direction with good stamina. He is not going to be with you forever, giving you a piggy back ride to heaven.
— Practical Sanskrit
श्री कृष्ण जन्माष्टमी की हार्दिक शुभ कामनाये – happy janmaastami, people. 8)
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12-Year-Old Cracks Burglary Case Before Cops – what the fuck,
cops clowns? 😡
Actress Roseanne Barr announces presidential bid – if ronald reagan could do it, roseanne is a shoe-in… i’d vote for her over the current crop of politicians who want the job… 8)
Michele Bachmann Is Not a Doctor – you can be arrested for misrepresenting your education with the intent to defraud, can’t you? apparently ms. bachmann doesn’t know this, in spite of her education…
12 days in jail over a faulty drug test – “She is what you call collateral damage in the drug war”… i would have started suspecting that something was wrong when the customs officials started testing used motor oil for illicit drugs… 😐
Marijuana May Ward Off Dementia: Cannabinoids Protect Brain From Aging Processes – but, of course, nobody will do anything with this information, because marijuana is a dangerous drug with no medicinal applications whatsoever… 😐
The perfect place for the perfect crime? – due to an archane and highly convoluted technicality, there is a fairly large section of yellowstone park where you can take drugs, have illicit sex, and even murder people, and the cops can’t do anything about it: hint, it involves at least one “mistake” made by congress in 1889 which nobody has bothered to fix…