Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Five Steps for Handling Frustration.

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Posted: 27 Jun 2012 01:02 AM PDT
by Rick Warren
You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in You.” Isaiah 26:3 (NIV)
Here are five simple steps for dealing with frustrations in your life.
Ask yourself, “Did I cause it?” The Bible says, “A man reaps what he sows“ Galatians 6:7b (NIV). We are frustrated by many things in life because we bring them on ourselves.
Ask yourself, “What can I learn from it?” Romans 8:28 says, “In all things God works for the good of those who love him.” There are many bad things in the world, but all things work together. God can even take the negative and turn it into a positive if we let him. Use irritation as an opportunity to become more like Christ.
Thank God in the situation. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 says, “Give thanks in all circumstances.” You don’t have to be thankful for a bad situation, but you can be thankful in a bad situation. Frustration may be a blessing in disguise.
Turn the frustration into a funny, humorous event. The Bible says, “A cheerful heart is good medicineProverbs 17:22. A sense of humor is God’s antidote for anger and frustration.
Ask God to fill you with his love. Why? Because 1 Corinthians 13:5 says, “[Love] is not easily angered.” Love is self-giving, not self-serving. We get irritated because we think everyone and everything has to revolve around us. Love concentrates on the other person.
Jesus faced constant frustrations, but he never got irritated. He always made time for people. We get so preoccupied with our own things that we forget that people are the priority in life.
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The Hindu : NATIONAL / KERALA : Century-old poems in public domain

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Century-old poems in public domain

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Sharing resources:Students of Government SNDP Upper Primary School in Kollam punching more than a century-old children’s poems into the e-library of Wikipedia, on Sunday.
Sharing resources:Students of Government SNDP Upper Primary School in Kollam punching more than a century-old children’s poems into the e-library of Wikipedia, on Sunday.
Ten children’s poems that are more than a century old can now be read by anyone across the world, courtesy the students of Government SNDP Upper Primary School here.
The students, as part of the Reading Week celebrations, have contributed the poems, compiled by poet and essayist Kerala Varma Valiya Koil Thampuram in 1910 as a textbook for primary school students of the erstwhile kingdom of Travancore, to the e-library of Wikipedia.
The textbook titled ‘Padya Padavali’ was also the first collection of Malayalam poems for children.
The students, who were guided by their teachers A. Gradison and S. Kannan, have completed the typing work. The poems will be formally launched into the e-library by writer Ezhumattoor Rajaraja Varma at a function to be held at the school on Monday evening.
The poems selected are ‘Prarthanakal’ by Kerala Varmma Valiya Koil Thampuran, ‘Koel’ by A.R. Raja Raja Varma, ‘Samayam’ and ‘Kali’ by Pandalam Kerala Varma, ‘Pusthakam’ by K.C. Keshava Pillai, ‘Thengu’ and ‘Vazha’ by Azhakathu Padmanabha Kurup, ‘Gurubhakthi’ by Naduvathur Achan Namboodiri, ‘Ente Amma’ by P. Padmanabha Pillai, and ‘Prabhatham’ by Oduvil Unnikrishnna Menon.
Students of a Kollam school have contributed 10 poems to the e-library of Wikipedia.

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Posted: 17 Jun 2012 01:01 AM PDT
by Roy Lessin
Christian devotionalIn 2 Corinthians 6:16-18 we read some of the most intimate, caring, and loving aspects of our relationship with God our Father. Here, our Father calls us out of darkness to come into His light; He calls us out of uncleanness to come into His purity; He calls us out of the yoke of bondage to come into His rest; He calls us out of lawlessness to come into His righteousness; He calls us out of idolatry to come into His presence; He calls us out of Satan’s domain to come into union with His Son.
When we respond to His call upon our lives we remove our hands from all that would defile and our feet from all that would mislead. Instead, we touch mercy and grace, we seek all that is pure and holy, and we follow all that is true and good.
Hear the call of your loving Father:
I will dwell in you—the Father abides in you.
I will walk with you—the Father goes with you.
I will be your God—the Father provides for you.
You shall be mine—the Father claims you.
I will welcome you—the Father receives you.
I will be a Father to you—the Father nurtures you.
You shall be a son to Me—the Father calls you His own.
You shall be a daughter to Me—the Father calls you His own.
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Posted: 17 Jun 2012 01:01 AM PDT
by Katherine Kehler
Honor your father and mother, as the Lord your God commanded you. Then you will live a long, full life in the land the Lord your God is giving you.” Deuteronomy 5:16
When I entered my teen years and was first married, I tended to focus on what I thought my dad did wrong.  However, now I have raised my own family and have married grandchildren and I find myself thinking more and more on what my dad did right and how his godly life style has been  passed on to four generations.
I thank the Lord for my dad!
The following are some of things my dad did right!
•    He raised us to fear God and follow Him.
•    He loved his family and prayed for us.
•    He was faithful to my mother all of her life.
•    He enjoyed life.  He liked to play jokes on people.
•    He worked very hard to provide for the family– we had a large family and beside the  dairy  farm,  he also worked at another job to make ends meet.
•    He taught his children how to work hard.
•    He demonstrated hospitality.  Even though there were seven children and we      lived in a small house, we often had some his nephews living with us. There was always room for one more.
•    He was very generous, gave a lot of money to the Lord. Near the end of his life, he worked at a Thrift store and often gave furniture to people who weren’t able to pay.
•    He provided transportation for seniors who needed to go to the doctor,  he visited the sick. Almost to the day he went for surgery and died  he was helping others.
There are many more good things I remember about my dad, but today I just want to say:
Thank you Lord, for giving us godly fathers who do their best to raise their family in the knowledge and fear of the Lord. Lord bless them and encourage them to keep on doing what is right.  Amen.
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Thursday, June 14, 2012

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Guanyin or Kwanyin, the Goddess of Mercy.

~ China Disabled People's Performing Art Troupe, "Thousand-hand Guan Yin" Guan Yin is a Chinese goddess.Feeling music through speakers and guided by hand gestures, a troupe of deaf dancers in Beijing take steps to champion the rights of disabled people across the world ~

" Being deaf and mute, these disabled female performers endure pain and suffering in vigorous training, simply to deliver a message of love to mankind. "
 Guanyin or Kwanyin (aka), the Goddess of Mercy also known by Westerners as the Chinese Goddess of love and compassion has long occupied a unique place not only in Buddhism, but also in Chinese culture. The Chinese word "Guanyin is an abbreviation of "Guan shi yin" which denotes" seeing the voice of the world if rendered literally. Such a deity can be called as the deity who looks in every direction or the "Regarder of the cries of suffering beings".

According to legend, Guanyin, the youngest daughter of a king, defied her father when he sought a husband for her. The angry king sent her away to a monastery with instructions that she should be compelled to obey. This only strengthened her resolve. So the king set fire to the monastery and ordered her execution when she was caught sitting erect reciting sutras. As she was about to be beheaded, the sword broke into two and a tiger from nowhere carried her away to a forest.

One day from afar she saw the king was sick and not responding to treatment, so she severed her arms and eyes to sacrifice them for him. The grieved king besought heaven and earth to make his daughter whole again. Soon, Guanyin had arms and eyes by the thousand, and bowing before her father, she urged him to practise good deeds to which the king readily agreed.

Actually legends have Guanyin in various forms. But the story of the Goddess in this one-thousand-hand form has had an immense appeal. Thus the thousand-hand deity is no longer an exclusive religious symbol but has become a popular cultural icon to religious followers and common folks alike.

The legendary Thousand-hand Guanyin as interpreted by the special artists plucked the heartstrings of the audience. In their rendition of the legendary goddess, they not only demonstrated their superb dancing skills in perfect unison with elegant and forceful movements, but attained a ye higher level to turn it into a live myth full of artistic appeal and stirring power on the stage.

Though we only saw one leading dancer on the stage, we saw in our mind's eye a whole collective where 21 troupe members fused together as one human being with one shared heart. What we saw on the stage was the one Thousand-hand Guanyin, serene, holy and beautiful, that existed in each of the dancers' hearts. While enjoying the colourful performance, we experienced a profound sense of tranquility and composure, a process of cleansing and purification of our souls.

We spetators can hardly imagine how much time and effort these artists must have invested in bringing about such a unique work of art. And only a collective with all its crew members bound together in unity, harmony and friendliness could make it.

The image of the Thousand-hand Guanyin is symbolic of maternal love and infinite compassion.

And the enlightenment we gain from the performance itself is that people with disabilities are also creators of both material and spiritual wealth. Such a spirit of perseverance in pursuing and creating a better life in the face of adversity should be followed by all of us.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

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End of the Road to Endosulfan
This video documentary is an attempt to recap the timeline of a movement originated from Kasargod, Kerala against a pesticide -- Endosulfan. This is considered as a historical campaign for environment in Kerala after the great Silent Valley Campaign.
This video is a journey through time and perspectives of people and or representatives from groups and associations who joined the movement and became the voices for justice to the victims.
This documentary tried to capture the representative voices from a movement which was energized by diverse wisdom of people. In this video the voice is more important than faces, names or credentials, since they are not just voices but sound bites portraying the history of a community fighting with their lives for a better world for each one of us.
Mr. A.K. Santhosh Kumar, one of the Directors of this documentary is son of Mrs. Leela Kumari Amma, the woman who ignited the campaign with timely and persistent interventions facing all kinds of challenges in the early phase of anti endosulfan movement. Mr. Santhosh who have witnessed the miseries, struggles and conflicts, within and outside his personal life, in and around his mother, captured these sounds and visuals as a tribute to the victims of Endosulfan.
This documentary have been created in the context of 5th Conference of Parties on Stockholm Convention at Geneva 25-29 April 2011 with the financial and technical support of Thanal.
Please do share this video to show your support for Ban Endosulfan Campaign.

32 Min
Directed by : A.K. Santhoshkumar & Shibu K. Nair
Photography : A.K. Santhoshkumar
Editor : G.S. Arun
Music : Anon
Studio : Framestore, Thiruvananthapuram
Produced by : Thanal

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