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Best Quotes from Chanakya Neeti chapter 1

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Chanakya was an Indian teacher, great philosopher, economist, jurist and royal advisor. Traditionally he was also referred as Kautilya or Vishnugupt, who was considered the pioneer of the political science and economics in India.

A book called Chankya Neeti was written which has 17 chapters in it and below are some important and famous quotes from Chapter 1.

He said:

It is unwise to advice fool, caring a woman of loose character and to be in a company of a sad fellow.
House which has a venomous snake is not suitable for living. In the same manner a house having a wife who is ill tempered with low morale, deceitful friends and with impolite talkative servants is also not suitable for a living.

An intelligent person should always save money for the bad days and must protect his woman even at the cost of money that he saved for the bad days.

According to Chanakya money is one of the most significant assets a man must have because it brings the honor, support and also makes the person capable of dealing with calamities.

He quoted that there is no benefit to live in a country or region where a person cannot find an employment, respect, well-wishers and education.

A man should not live in a place where there is no law and order, where people are shameless, where no clever man exists and people who lack in spirit of charity also where no art exists.

One of the best quotes which i like from the chapter is below:

Do not even spend even a single day in those places where you cannot find following five:

  1. A prosperous Businessman
  2. Well versed Brahman
  3. Soldiers for protection
  4. River
  5. Doctor for treatment

You can test whether a wife is good or not when your wealth is lost, a friends when you are in need, relatives at the time of crises and a servant when you are on some important mission.

A person who cannot decide his goal cannot win.

Whoever helped you at the time of illness, famines, misfortunes and invasion is your true brother in real sense.

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Tributes to Sai Baba/A true symbol of secular values and service to the poor/ 97th Salvation anniversary

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The Sai Baba Of Shirdhi who is considered to be the last walking God on earth and worshiped by billions around the globe always believed in simplicity and had no greed for any material gains but instead had only one objective in mind and that was service to the poor and needy and make them self sufficed by all means. For Sai Baba Guru is God and the one who surrenders to his or her Guru in totality is considered the true disciple who can ultimately reap the real fruits of the Guru’s blessings.The Guru will take care of such disciples, protect them and finally lead them to salvation. It should be complete and total surrender on the Guru’s feet with special emphasis on “total” and any doubt or mental reservation on the part of the disciple will not only be unproductive but will also render him as a non- achiever. Sai Baba who reigned as a spiritual leader, the greatest saints of all times finally became God who walked on earth by his infinite miracles for the welfare of the hapless, poor and needy including the lepers who not only became economically self reliant and got cured from the dreaded diseases but also achieved salvation by His grace and ever lasting divinity.

I honestly consider my good luck and feel it my proud privilege for having been able to compile articles on Sai Baba, the real incarnation of Lord Shiva and Vishnu Who not only provide me special potential to do so but also gives enough knowledge to be able to pen my inner feelings about Baba. Baba was and is so great, omnipresent and omniscient that storehouse of knowledge and senior journalist like Rangaswamy Parthasarthy has also written lot about HIM and shed special light on Baba’s karmas for the welfare and upliftment of the poorest sections of the society during His lifetime.Lot and lot has been written about Baba and His miraculous feats for the last hundred years which has not noly benefited billions of His ardent devotees world over to follow His most precious sermons and religious discourses and imbibe them within themselves for attaining purity of mind, heart and soul but Baba’s blessing and divinity has also given complete BLISS to them who pray in veneration at HIS pious feet in total surrender. Let’s therefore know about Baba’s actual existence as a HUMAN and his various feats and miracles during his lifetime in Shridhi where  he came as a fakir through a marriage party(Baraat), was teased by children and frowned upon by sceptically villagers initially and later on remained to reign as a spiritual leader thus finally becoming the most sought after and adoring spiritual leader of all times.
It is said that Sai Baba was five feet six inches tall, neither stout nor lean. His complexion was Golden yellow, his eyes bluish, which shone bright mysteriously in darkness. Indeed His eyes were the object of wonder to the devotees. His nostrils were prominent. At the time when Sai Shradhanandji, who has given the above description of Baba in the book titled, God Who Walked On Earth- The Life and Times of Shridhi Sai Baba,authered by Mr. Rangachari, Sai Baba had some of His teeth missing and the rest were not pure white, rather pale.He never brushed His teeth but only rinsed His mouth with a little water every morning. He did not drink tea but did not ask His devotees to abstain from them. He never disclosed anyone how and when He got into the habit of smoking a pipe. He always used the same clay pipe although devotees often offered Him many pipes which he did not use but stocked them in the hollow portion of the Masjid Wall.
The piece of cloth tied around His head called Kafni was very rarely changed and never washed. Whenever Sai Baba decided to change His Kafni, He sent for the local tailor and said, Get me a Kafni,. When it was given to Him He always paid the tailor more than its worth. Left to Himself Baba spoke very little. He always preferred to be a silent spectator than to be talkative. He was more at the receiving end, always chanting God’s name within Himself. Baba usually remained calm and quite and spoke only when absolutely necessary. He never laughed loudly but smiled quietly. Whenever a devotee approached to Him for Darshan, He glanced at him. Sometimes He did not even do that. He adored children very much and whenever got the opportunity, played with them merrily. He never sat leaning against the wall in the mosque. Even when he sat with His legs outstretched, He always sat a few feet away from the wall. He never slept during the day and seldom visited any temple in Shridhi during his lifetime, may be because since He Himself was the God in Himself, the real an true incarnation of Lord Shiva,Rama, and Vishnu.
Sai Baba used to usually get His head shaved. Marthand son of Mhalsapati said that on certain occassions Baba sent for a barber, Balanari and had His head shaved completely. After the haircut Baba used to put His hand into His pocket and pay the barber whatever came to his hands. But it was always much in excess of the normal payment for a shave. Baba maintained a small beard. He had a wide forehead and always wore a plain Kafni.
The clay pipe was often renewed by His devotees who used to encircle Him whenever the pipe smoking session was in process by passing the rustic pipe to each other one by one. Baba never had any reservation of sharing the pipe though it was also smoked by one of the lepers’.In one of the notings in his diary by his devotee Kharparde, it is revealed thus,” Today I have shampooed the legs of Sai Baba. The softness of His limbs is wonderful. This example shows how privileged His devotees felt by washing his legs”.
Similarly a woman devotee of Baba has also recorded her emotions and impressions about Baba’s personality,:” There was such power and penetration in His glance that none could continue to look into His eyes.One felt that Sai Baba was reading Him or her mind through and through. Soon one lowered one’s eyes and bowed to Him. One felt that He was not only in one’s heart but in every atom of one’s body. A few words or a gesture would reveal that Baba knew all about everything else. There was nothing else to do for one except to submit trustfully and to surrender to Him in totality. And then He was to look after every minute detail and guide one safely through every turn and vicissitude of life. He was in real sense an Antaryami, call Him God or Satpurush or a walking humanitarian on earth born for the welfare and well being for the humanity around the globe.
Baba was so reserve from within and completely devoted to GOD that His words were always short, limited, pithy,deep, full of meaning and well balanced. He once said,” Though I have become a fakir, have no house, wife and though devoid of all the material gains, I have stayed at one place, the inevitable Maya teases me often. Though I forget myself, I cannot forget her. She envelopes me. This maya teases God Brahma and others as well then what to speak of a poor fakir like me? Hence according to Baba, those who take refuge in Lord will definitely be freed from the clutches of Maya with His grace.
An ardent devotee of Baba said : many saints went into a trance or samadhi, forgetting their body and they would display their supernatural powers and knowledge through such feats. But in case of Sai Baba He never had to go into a trance to achieve anything or reach any higher position. As Baba was always exercising a double consciousness every moment , the ego called Sai Baba and the antaryami, superseding all egos and finally resting in the Lord, the Parmatma. Baba was always in the state of exercising and manifesting the powers and features of both states of consciousness. The devotee says: When I sit in His presence I always forget my pain, nay,the body itself with all its mundane concerns and anxieties. Hours would pass and I would be in a blissful condition unconscious of the time passing. He was all in all for us and we could never think of His having limitations.
One notable instance of Baba’s miracle was when a portion of the mosque which was in a very dilapidated state, started to crumble with a loud noise while Baba and His devotees were taking the afternoon meals,”
On seeing this, Baba lifted his hands in anger and said loudly: SAHA, SAHAR,” meaning wait, wait. And suddenly the noise stopped and after the meal was finished and everyone came out comfortably, a big portion of the dilapidated mosque came down with a shattering noise and huge bang, exactly at the place where Baba and his devotees were having the lunch. Lateron the renovation work of mosque was taken and the dilapidated mosque repaired, forthwith.Similarly Baba used to used His intestines regularly by vomiting them out first and after adequately cleaning them would swallow them again. This miraculous feat is also something never witnessed anywhere in the world. Such supernatural power was He. There are hundreds and thousands of such instances that prove beyond doubt that Sai Baba of Shridhi was not an ordinary saint or a spiritual leader but a God in Him self who till today is providing overall bliss, all round progress and prosperity to billions and billions of his devotees around the globe with His blessings and divinity.OM SAI RAM.
SUNIL NEGI

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God who walked, talked and served the poor, needy, hapless and the lepers on this earth

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Adored by billions worldover -Sai Baba.

The incredible saint of His time and adored by the billions around the globe as the undisputed God who walked , talked and served the poorest of the poor on this earth once, attained Samadhi on October 15th 1918 on the pious Day of Vijaydashmi at his most adored abode called Dwarka Maayi in Shirdhi, Maharashtra. Sai Babal’s miraculous deeds, leelaas and magical ways to genuinely impress his devotees are innumerous and hunderds of books have been authored by his ardent desciples to disseminate valuable informations, developments and happening during His life time so that his followers can remember Baba more reverrently and with immense ammount of devotion and dedication. Sai Baba of Shirdhi was such a phenomenal personality, an unparalleled saint and historic legend that eminent writer who had been in journalism for more than 40 years viz. Mr. Rangaswamy Parthasarthi , a committed Sai devotee has authored an excellent book on Sai Baba’s life in the year 1996, highlighting various facets of Baba’s multidimensional personality and detailed significance of His most valuable and precious teachings. In this article I would like to describe few miracles of Sai Baba written by Mr. Rangachari in one of the chapters of his pious book titled God who once walked on earth. The author has very nicely and ably portrayed certain incidents of Baba’s magical miracles which had not only surprised his devotees but compelled them to consider Baba as the ultimate God. This incident refers to the day when Sai Baba breathed His last and attained Samadhi. Sai Baba breathed his last on 15th October 1918 leaning on the shoulders of a devotee who did not realise that Baba has shed his mortal coil until few minutes later. It was the second time Baba has died, apparently this time for good. He had left the body once before in 1886 and like the Resurrection of Christ returned three days after making everybody in and around Shridhi shocked about this unbelievable event. However, while Christ sacrificed his life on the cross, Baba left the body voluntarily on his own, after assuring his devotees that he’ll definitely come back.
The story of this unbelievable but the factual incident was expressed to his son, Martand, by Mahalsapathy. According to Martand who recorded the episode in his memoirs of his father, one day in 1886 Baba came to Mahalsapathy and said,” Arre Bhagat,( as Baba used to call him), I am going to Allah. You had better guard this body for three days. If I return thereafter, I will get into the body for sure. If I don not you may thereafter have the body interred in that place”( pointing to the place near the neem tree where he used to meditate). Baba then reclined on Mhalsapathy’s shoulders and soon gave up breathing i.e. ceased to breathe. Body heat dissappeared and the colour of the body turned livid. Baba was dead. He was no more.
Soon the news spread like a wild fire and the village officials and the police arrived at the mosque, the Dwarkamayee. An inquest was held and Baba was certified officially dead. The police asked Mahalsapathy to bury the body as it should not remain in the mosque. Mahalsapathy told them what Baba has said him and added that he would wait for another three days as instructed by Baba, come what may. The police failed to persuade him to change his mind. He told them that Baba was a yogi with womderful and exceptional powers and it was possible for him to reappear alive in three days. Mahalsapathy won his point and he was allowed to retain the body which he protected with the help of other devotees.
After three days they noticed that suddenly a finger of Baba’s body moved, then his eyes opened. The next minute Baba mysteriously rose up and sat in his usual way and looked around. The resurrection was complete and Baba was back among his devotees, alive and kicking. For the last three days of Baba’s death the residents of Shirdhi has not taken their meals and were regularly praying to God for Baba’s reappearence in the physical form, which ultimately happened to the utter surprise and shock of everyone present there. To the end of His life, therafter, Baba never spoke of this incident nor does it appear that any devotee questioned him ever about it. The devotees must have taken it for granted. For anythng was possible for the saint of Baba’s stature and unique capabilities. What is surprising is that it did not obviousy produce any reaction amongst the government officials, both at the ;lower and the higher levels. The fact of Baba’s death must have gone into the village records but was it changed when Baba returned to life physically? Official apathy and the lack of curiosity was in line with the spirit of the times when people led the life of poverty and misery not questioning anything. But we, living in a scientific age, have to ask the question, how did he do it, why did he do it? Where was he in those three days? And finally, why and how did he come back? A dead body gets disintegrated and decayed within a matter of hours and begins to stink but in the case of Baba his body was well preserved and in good condition when life returned to it. This is a miracle which we have read in the Puranasand mythologies but that it happened in real life in the presence of reliable witneses is hard to believe but an inescapable fact. The questions will remain unanswered like so many other curious questions about Baba’s life.
Baba usually used a particular phrase to describe Death. He called it,” the crossing of the frontier”. When one of his deciple Reghe’s child died and his wife became inconsolable and Rege had the dead child on his lap, Baba appeared before him and asked, “Do you want me or a dead child? If you want me to revive the child, I will, but then you will have me no more with you. If you do not want it to be revived you will have many more children in the due course.” Rege later said he told Baba that he wanted HIM. ” Then do not grieve, ” said Baba and disappeared.
Baba did revive a dead person on two occassions. The first was during his stay with his guru, Venkasu, when a disgruntled disciple who tried to harm the Guru and Baba himself fell dead and the other desciples pleaded with the guru to revive him. The guru said he had transferred all his powers to the young Baba and it was for him to revive the dead man. The desciple then prayed to Sai Baba , who uttering his guru’s name touched the man’s body and it surprisingly came to life. On the other occassion, Malanbai, the daughter of one DR Joshi Devgaonkar, died of tuberculosis, as during those days there was no medical treatment for this desease and was considered as one of the most untouchable and contagious , even worst then leprosy. Just before her sad end the girl had asked her parents to be taken to Shirdi and placed before Sai Baba. Baba asked her to lie down on the balanket and take nothing but water. She carefully followed these instructions but unfortunately after a week she died early in the morning. Baba was then in the chavdi and for the first time he did not leave the chavdi though it was past 8.00 AM. The girls parent with a most distressed and heavy heart were making necessary preparations to remove the body for the funeral when suddenly they saw that Malanbai was breathing. She then opened her eyes and looked around. Then she said under curiosity that A black person was carrying her away. She being very frightened cried out for Sai Baba’s help. Baba thereafter took out his stick and gave that blackman (Yamraaj) a severe beating. He snatched me away from him and carried me to the chavdi.” She had not seen the chavadi before but gave the correct description of it. Just at this time Baba left the chawdi bawling out and stamping the ground with His stick, He came to Dikshit’s house where the girl’s body had been kept.
There are several other instances that surprise each and every Sai devotee of Baba’s extraordinary feats, miracles. magical acts and his immense power of bringing the dead to life . He is in true sense a true and real incarnation of Lord Shiva, Ram, Krishna and Lord Vishnu. Sai Baba’s blessings and divinity lead everyone to the real path of ultimate salvation. I think myself extremely lucky to be able to contribute my bit in His Lordships service by compiling articles and tits and pieces to disseminate Baba’s valuable sermons and actual happennings to the masses through Sai Sagar. Blessed are those who are lucky to be in Sai Baba’s service and in the service of the humanity at His behest. Lets end this by What Sai baba said once
Mombatti jalti hai to dhire-dhire galti rehati hai aur ek din kahtam ho jaati
ussi tarah ye matti ka tan bhi karam karte hue ek na ek din khatam ho jayega.

iss ke prrati moh karna vyarth hai isliye karam karo warna ye zivan bekar ho jayega
agar mombatti sahi jagha jalayi jaye yani andhere me roshni karne hetu to ye sarthak hai
agar wohi mombatti suraj ke tej pakash me jalye to uska jalna vayarth hai
iss deh ko bhi sahi karmo me lagaye,warna sab khaatam ho jayega.

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Why do Hindus worship idols when God told us he is everywhere?

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Once Swami Vivekananda visited King of Alwar in present day Rajasthan. The king in an attempt to mock idol worship told Swamiji, “I’ve no faith in idol worship. How can one worship stone, wood and metal? I believe people are in illusion and just wasting time!”.
Swamiji smiled. He asked the king’s assistant to take down the picture of the king that was hanging on the wall. Although confused, the assistant did so. Then Swamiji ordered him, “Spit on the picture!”. The assistant was shocked and looked at both of them. Swami repeated again and again, becoming more stern each time. The king was growing angry and the assistant started trembling. Finally, he cried out, “How can I spit on this? This picture is of our beloved and respected king!”.Swamiji then told him, “The king is sitting in front of you in person. This picture is merely a paper – it does not speak, hear, think or move. But still you did not spit because you see a shadow of your king in it, Spitting on it was like spitting on the king itself.” The king looked at Swamiji and bowed down, clearly understanding what he was referring to.This is the essence of idol worshiping. God is everywhere, but people want to pray to Him, ask favors, offer food, tell stories, bathe Him, play with Him and do what they do in their lives. Creating a human-like idol creates an image of God as a companion, a guide, a friend, a protector, a giver, a fellow being and so on. An idol is just a concrete representation where they find Him. When I look into the eyes of an idol, I do not see stone or metal, but another pair of eyes looking affectionately at me, smiling.

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Know your best food vis-a-vis Zodiac sign….

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Yess, your sign can guide you on your food habits. And why not? — If your zodiac sign can impact on your personality traits and compatibility score then why not it also determine which foods are best for you? I looked through few websites, and here presenting a compilation of all that I found.

The twelve zodiac signs are grouped into four elements—fire, earth, air and water. Below are the zodiac sings and their traits according to element categories along with their ‘should-be-food-habits’

Fire Signs: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius

Same as fire, the signs under this category are dynamic, passionate, and temperamental. As we all know, fire can provide us warmth, or it can lead to destruction, similarly all fire signs (Aries, Leo and Sagittarius) should be taken care and handled carefully.

Food mantra: Don’t Burn Yourself Out

Aries

Eat: They should eat food that will keep their body cool and soothe their kidneys and liver. Best food list includes brown rice, fruit juices, bananas, olives, onions, tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers, spinach, cauliflower,  radishes, beans, broccoli, lentils, walnuts, pumpkin, figs, garlic, dried apricots and mustard.

Avoid: Aries people are prone to heartburn and indigestion issues. So, they should avoid hot and spicy foods. They should also stay away from too much of salt and alcohol.

Leo

Eat: Leos always need plenty of carbs to energize their hectic lives. So, a low or no carb diet is ruled out. Their nervous systems and hearts functions best when healthy food items are added into their list including rice, whole grains, citrus fruits, peaches, apples, root vegetables (e.g., carrots, potatoes and radishes), broccoli, spinach, bitter greens (e.g., mustard greens and kale), nuts, sunflower seeds, almonds and figs.

Avoid: People of this zodiac sign are very prone to heart risks, hypertension and back pain. Generally, they are frequent sufferer of migraines and headache. So, they should avoid fatty dairy products and stay away from spicy food.

Sagittarius

Eat: Sagittarians they are fond of chocolates, sugar and sauces. They should avoid overeating and eat food that supports their liver. Best eatables include high protein diet with beets, plums, tomatoes, chicken and fish. Additionally, whole-grain cereals, whole grains, pears, oranges, apples, strawberries, root vegetables including  potatoes, carrots and radishes, onions, olives, figs, and garlic.

Avoid: Owing to their tendency of overeating and overdrinking, Sagittarians often suffer from digestive disorders, high blood pressure and obesity. It is suggested to avoid refined sugar, spicy food, sweets and alcohol.

 

Air Signs: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius

Air signs signify ideas, action, and motion. They are the winds of change i.e when a strong gust of air hits these people, they can’t help but move. Air signs bring a breath of fresh air when things start to get stale. Like the air, they are beyond your reach. Although, being with them is always an adventure.

Food mantra: Go Nuts

Gemini

Eat: Geminians should eat foods that support their nervous system and lungs. So, they should eat green beans, plums, peaches, spinach, shellfish, broiled fish, and wild rice to maintain their nerves in order. Additionally, they should eat oranges, grapefruit, grape juice, raisins, apples, lettuce, cauliflower, spinach, carrots, celery, tomatoes, vegan yogurt, almonds, cayenne, garlic, and ginger.

Avoid: Generally, they are fond of coffees and colas, which is actually worst thing for them. They should Coffee, root vegetables (e.g. potatoes and radishes), yeasty foods, and refined sugar

Libra

Eat: Libra people need to have foods that prevent mood swings and balance their nervous system. They should maintain their blood pressure levels, for which they need to follow a high alkaline vegetarian diet which includes corn, peas, spinach, almonds, raisins, brown rice and oatmeal. They also need Omega 3 acids in their body, for which they also need to add seafood to their diet. Other food items include apples, grapes, strawberries, raisins, steamed vegetables, tomatoes, nondairy cheeses, vegan yogurt, nuts, and almonds

Avoid: They should avoid coffee and alcohol. They should also rule out carbonated beverages, yeasty foods, and refined sugar from their diet.

Aquarius

Eat: The element air that rules Aquarians also supports the circulatory system. So, Aquarians should keep their blood sugar levels balanced by consuming lobster tuna, ocean fish, corn, spinach, walnuts, almonds and pears. They should also eat apples, oranges, steamed vegetables, cabbage, celery, carrots, tomatoes, broccoli, soy yogurt, dates, figs, cayenne, garlic, ginger, and protein bars.

Avoid: Aquarians are fond of cakes and colas but these are the worst thing for them. They should stay away from coffee, yeasty foods, and refined sugar.

Water Signs: Cancer, Scorpio Pisces

Water signs are as mystifying as the oceans. They are emotional, intuitive and ultra-sensitive. Just like water, they are refreshing and at the same time they have the power to drown you in their depths. These signs often possess borderline-psychic intuition and intense dreams. Water either dries up or disappears if not kept in a container, similarly people of this sign need security.

Food mantra: Stay away from Oil

Cancer

Eat: Cancerians always need a digestive support so they should avoid foods that cause bloating. They should eat foods that are high in calcium such as egg yolks, oysters, yogurts, and watercress. Additionally, they should consume whole-grain rye, wheat, oats, rice, steamed vegetables, fruits, bananas, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, beets, tomatoes, cucumbers pumpkins, beans, vegan yogurt, seaweed, and natural sugars.

Avoid: They are fond of alcohol and sugar, but these are the worst things as these boost weight gains and develop galls stones. Cancer zodiac sign people should also avoid oily foods, salt, sweets and specifically refined sugar.

Scorpio

Eat: Scorpions should drink at least eight glasses of water a day to stay healthy. They are fond of sexy foods or foods with zinc and healthy cholesterol including snails, oysters, avocados and figs. They can balance their mood swings by consuming cottage cheese, black cherries, onions, parsnips, watercress and asparagus. They should also add fruits, bananas, coconut, steamed vegetables, green salads, leeks, cauliflower, radishes, tomatoes, cucumbers, beets, beans, lentils, and almonds to their diet.

Avoid: Scorpions should stay away from alcohol. They should also avoid greasy and oily foods, salt, sweets, yeasty foods items and refined sugar.

Pisces

Eat: Piscean ruled by the element of Water, should eat foods that support in well functioning of their liver, blood and brain. They should eat foods rich in protein and iron such as lean beef, egg yolks, lamb, oysters, barley, whole-grain cereals, dried beans, beet tops, onions, spinach, lettuce, dates and raisins.

Avoid: They have a habit of overeating or overdrinking while socializing. It is suggested to for them to stay away from coffee, yeasty foods, asparagus, oily foods, salt, sweets, and refined sugar.

Earth Signs: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

Earth signs are the ‘grounded’ people on the planet. These people bring us down to earth as well as make us realize to start with a concrete foundation. People with this signs are slow and steady and loyal. They stand by their people through hard times. On good days, they are sensible and at worst days they can be materialistic or too focused on the surface of things to dig into the depths.

Food mantra: Keep Things Light

Taurus

Eat: Taurus natives need to eat food that will strengthen their thyroid. They should always season their food with iodized salt. Celery can be a good snack for them. They also should consume foods that prevent diabetes and weight gain, like cranberries, horseradish, and Swiss chard. Other food items include asparagus, cauliflower, beets, cucumbers, onions, spinach, pumpkin, beans and nuts.

Avoid: They should avoid rich and heavy foods, specifically high carb foods.

Virgo

Eat: Virgos should eat foods that support their lower intestines and nervous system. They should also consume foods rich in fiber and Omega fats to support their busy brains. These foods include eggs, avocadoes and canned fish as well as fresh seafood. Aditionally, they should consume whole grains and cereals, oats, fruit salads, fruit juices, lemon juice, bananas, oranges, leafy greens, vegetables with spices, sprouts, soups, teas, and almonds.

Avoid: Virgos should remove dairy products such as milk and ice cream from the diet plan. They should also stay away from rich and heavy foods specifically chocolate items.

Capricorn

Eat: Capricorns need to strengthen their bones and teeth. For this, they should eat calcium rich foods like spinach, oranges, kale, lemons, corn, peas, oats, whole wheat, and brown rice. Also fresh raw salad, fresh fruits and vegetables, lean protein, fish and eggs should be added in their diet. Additionally, they should consume cabbage, potatoes, sprouts, soups, teas, peanuts, figs, and flaxseeds

Avoid: Capricorns should stay away from rich and heavy foods, spicy foods, and chocolates.

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Now your pets will ask you, “What’s Your Raashi?”

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I remember, at office, while chit chatting over a coffee a topic of spouse or life partner came, and suddenly, someone said it’s better to have a pet than a partner. Everyone laughed.

Later, I read somewhere, now day’s people also assess the compatibility of pet according their zodiac sign. Isn’t it interesting?

Like we search for compatibility in our partners, we should not overlook the same while selecting a pet. This might sound a bit funny but even the Hindu Puranas and Vedas have considered these animals as a sign of fortune, good luck, wealth and well-being. So, let’s find out which pet suits you best as per your zodiac.

Aries

Aries personality traits include adventurous, courageous and high energy level. The perfect match is none other than a Dog; ideally a Labrador. They are dynamic and accommodating, and abhor mundane lifestyle; simply like a genuine Arian!

Aries

Taurus

Taureans are reliable and patient. They are affectionate and only connect with people, they are comfortable with. So, a cute cat is best for this zodiac’s pet companion. These feline species love to adore and shower their affection to their masters.

Tauraus

Gemini

Geminians are quite communicative and lively. They love to explore the world with their wings. Nothing would match their spirits better than a parrot. This chatty and intelligent pet brings prosperity and wealth to home.

Gemini

Cancer

Cancerians are sensitive and emotional. They also have raging mood-swings. A hamster pet is a bang on to match this fragile zodiac. These are loveable, delicate and cuddly. Also they would always be by their owner’s side.

Cancer

Leo

People with Leo sign loves magnificence, so only a royal pet will satisfy them. They would love to keep a Lion as a pet; a horse is their second choice. The animal is loyal, regal, and fierce that exactly matches a typical Leo in all possible way.

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Virgo

A Virgo is a shy and modest by nature, even fussy and finicky at times. So, a pet who expresses its affection through mess is definitely not a good option for a freaky Virgo! Hence, fishes would be a perfect choice. They need minimum care and never create disturbance at home.

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Libra

Librans are known for balance in almost everything, Librans are charming, urbane, and sociable. They are fond of beauty around them. So, it is obvious for them to have an attractive pet such as a Russian Blue or white Persian cat. These pets bring prosperity and good luck with them.

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Scorpio

A Scorpion admires for being determined and unique. Their zodiac symbol itself is scary; hence these people would never like a gentle and homely pet. They would prefer for a pet who keeps all negative energies away and all people from barging into their lives. Hence, a snake and a scorpion invite good luck for them.

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Sagittarius

Sagittarians love their independence and freedom, and do not prefer to be pushed around. They are fond of traveling and would never like a pet that needs regular attention and care. So, a pet like a turtle or a fish that requires a minimum care would be a perfect option for them. These pets fend off negative energy.

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Capricorn

They are reserved, disciplined, and hard working people. They prefer to pet bigger animals, so cows are best choice of pet for them. Cows repel the affect of a malefic planetary motion.

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Aquarius

Aquarians do not prefer to be restricted by responsibility of a pet. However, if given a chance, they would prefer to raise a pair of ‘love birds’. These birds bring stability and boost love life and good luck.

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Pisces

Pisceans are sensitive, selfless, devoted and unworldly. So, a cute furry rabbit would be a perfect match for a Piscean. The soft and cuddly pet would connect with them with pure love and affection.

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Sexual Compatibility by Zodiac Sign

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Aries

March 21 to April 19

Sexual style: As the ram and the first sign in the zodiac, Aries is assertive and aggressive and savors the act of sexual conquest. You tend to be the pursuer, rather than pursued. You desire immediate gratification, dislike emotional games, and love it when people play with your hair or rub your scalp.

Best sex matches: Leo, Libra, Gemini, Scorpio

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Taurus

April 20 to May 20

Your sexual style: More sensual than sexual, the Taurus craves stimulation even more than arousal, and the scents, sounds, and touch of a sexual experience are very important. You hate to waste energy, so any action you pour into sexual activity adds to the experience, and you tend to wait for sex to find you rather than pursue it.

Best sex matches: Scorpio, Cancer, Virgo, Capricorn

Gemini

May 21 to June 21

Your sex personality: Geminis are comfortable and easygoing about their sexuality, daring to have sex in unlikely places and not shy about dirty talk. You’re great at flirting and value a witty, sexy rapport with your partners. You like to have fun with sex and experiment with new things.

Best sex matches: Aries, Gemini, Sagittarius, Aquarius

Cancer

June 22 to July 22

Your sex personality: Your approach to lovemaking is creative and sensual, but you need to be wooed until you can settle into sex. Cancers are intuitive and can easily sense what their partner wants. For you, sex is loving and lustful, and your love of food often leads to a penchant for oral stimulation of any kind.

Best sex matches: Taurus, Leo, Capricorn, Pisces

Leo

July 23 to August 22

Your sex personality: Leos are known for a consistent and powerful sex drive, and you rely on your charm and chemistry to attract mates to you. You are a pleasure to be around and a fan of pleasure. As a lover, you are passionate and attentive, yet you require frequent validation for your skills. You relish seduction and foreplay, and your back is one of your most powerful erogenous zones.

Best sex matches: Scorpio, Aries, Sagittarius, Leo

Virgo

Aug. 23 to Sept. 22

Your sex personality:
Don’t think that Virgo the virgin is chaste. In fact, this high-energy sign can be highly sexual and sensual. You savor touching of any kind as a means to foreplay; making out or massages can enhance your arousal. You don’t need a lot of bells and whistles, but you do like a careful, well-designed, and honest lovemaking experience you can savor.

Best sex matches: Taurus, Libra, Pisces, Capricorn

Libra

Sept. 23 to Oct. 22

Your sex personality: Libra is often considered the most refined of the zodiac signs, with excellent taste and delicate sensibility. Not surprising, sex for a Libra involves mental stimulation and verbal foreplay. A good partner will draw out your passion with flirting, and you love suggestive elements — like lingerie and music — in the sexual setting.

Best sex matches: Aries, Gemini, Leo, Sagittarius

Scorpio

Oct. 23 to Nov. 21

Your sex personality: Scorpios have a reputation for being passionate, lustful, and highly sexual. You require a great deal of drama and excitement in your sex life and often indulge in scenarios involving power and control. With the combined forces of a strong sex drive and strong emotions, you often struggle with your own desires.

Your sexiest matches: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Pisces

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Sagittarius

Nov. 22 to Dec. 21

Your sex personality: Known as wanderers and seekers, Sags are charming, affectionate, and attentive in the bedroom. But you tend to get bored quickly, so you yearn for spontaneity in your sex life. When you’re single, you’re incredibly flirty and perhaps promiscuous, and even when coupled up, you’re likely to be adventurous and open to trying new things.

Best sex matches: Leo, Aries, Gemini, Aquarius

Capricorn

Dec. 22 to Jan. 19

Your sex personality: Like Scorpio, Capricorn has a reputation for being one of the most sexual signs but at the same time very sensual. It doesn’t take anything too complicated to arouse a Capricorn’s strong libido, though your legs and knees are often more sensitive than most. You’re not into PDA, but you do love being courted and seduced, and you pride yourself on your sexual stamina.

Best sex matches: Cancer, Taurus, Capricorn, Virgo

Aquarius

Jan. 20 to Feb. 18

Your sex personality: Generally regarded as intellectual and idealistic, Aquarians are suggestible and unconventional in the sack. You enjoy being seduced but hate to give up power completely. Though you don’t come off as overtly sexual, beneath the surface you are enthusiastic and imaginative when it comes to sex, as long as your lover meets you on a mental level.

Best sex matches: Gemini, Aquarius, Sagittarius, Virgo

Pisces

Feb. 19 to March 20

Your sex personality: Pisces is known for getting along well with all types of people, and you have no trouble attracting admirers without having to be aggressive. In bed, you are romantic, sensual, and playful, and your soulful side appreciates imaginative techniques. You focus more on pleasing your partner than on being pleasured, as long as your imagination is ignited.

Best sex matches: Scorpio, Cancer, Virgo, Libra

 

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Three signs that bad luck would chase you even after death

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Chanakya was the World’s best Acharya who is praised for his great knowledge, political treatise, Arthashastra and Chankakya niti. He was a pioneer in the field of politics and economics.

He told that all our actions and karmas repent after life and are also reflected after life. So we should very well take care of or actions and try to do as many good things in our life so that we do not have to worry after life and in the coming future because our actions leads to all the situations.

Chankaya clearly told that separation from spouse in old age shows that you are having a bad luck because in the old age emotional connect is the only thing which motivates the old age couple as there is no physical attraction and people have two emotional points in their life, one in childhood and another in old age.

First: In old age husband and wife becomes dependent on each other so in old age if the death separates you from your spouse then it is considered as a sign of bad luck.

Second: Depending on someone for livelihood is also considered as the bad luck so it is our body and will power and knowledge that make you self- dependent.

And if a healthy person is dependent on others due to circumstances for livelihood then it is a sign of bad luck hovering them. In other words it is also considered that the universal energies are pushing that person towards misfortune after death.

Third: When someone takes away the rewards which you deserve

Yes according to chanakya, every hard work and good efforts leads to an award, sooner or later and if someone snatches that award and takes the credit then it is not a lucky sign.

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Never offer these five things to Lord Shiva

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If Lord Shiva is your deity then maybe you must be aware what all can be offered to him so that he becomes happy and shower his blessings. But there are five things which cannot be offered to him.

According to Hindu culture Shivlinga should not be placed where it is not regularly worshiped with proper rituals because it will show disrespect to his Shiva and he may get angry. Anyways Lord Shiva is known for his innocence and also called Bholenath and because of this he may get pleased in no time but on the same hand we should not forget that he gets very angry if something wrong is done while worshiping him.

So we all know that Lord Shiva live a simple life on Kailash Mountain and if you want to please him then you should offer milk, Sandalwood, Dhatura, Bael leaves, Bhang and bhasma.

According to Shivpuran, a devotee should never offer below five things otherwise he or she will have to bear the dreaded consequences.

First: Ketaki Flowers

ketaki-flowerOne day Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma were fighting to prove their supremacy among the divine and when they were just to use the deadly weapons Lord Shiva appeared in the form of Jyotirlinga. He asked them to find the origin and end of him. Initially both of them tried to find but failed to do so and later Lord Brahma asked Ketaki flower to lie along with him. Upon their respective returns, Lord Shiva accepted his defeat. So Lord Brahma lied to him and Ketaki helped him and told that he has found the origin.

Lord Shiva go angry with this lie and cut one of Lord Brahma’s head and also diminished him from ever being worshiped as Lord. Lord Shiva also cursed Ketaki flower that it will never be used in worshiping Shivlinga.

Second: Tulsi

tulsiAgain it is clearly told in the Shivpurana that there was Asura called Jalandhar who was killed and burned to ashes by Lord Shiva. Jalandhar was blessed that he cannot be defeated by anyone even the Gods and this blessing were depended on his wife’s chastity. So Gods went to Shiva and asked for his and Lord Shiva decided to defeat and kill Jalandhar and in order to that he had to breach Jalandhar’s chastity and he did so. This made Tulsi angry and she banished Lord Shiva from being worshiped by her divine leaves.

Third: Coconut water

coconut-waterCoconut water cannot be offered to Lord Shiva but coconut can be offered because whatever is offered to Lord Shiva is considered as nirmalya and thus it is forbidden to consume it and consuming coconut water after being offered on deities is considered as mandatory to drink, it is thus not offered to Lord Shiva.

 

 

Fourth: Turmeric

turmericTurmeric is used for enhancing beauty of females and Shivlinga is a symbol of Lord Shiva so it should never be offered to Shivlinga.

 

 

 

 

Fifth: Kumkum

kumkumKumkum is related to married women and considered sacred because women apply to seek the long life of their spouse and worshiping his symbol with Kukum is not considered auspicious.

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Goddess Laxmi will never stay with you if you have these 5 traits

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According to Ancient Hindu Scriptures, when Samudra Manthan was done several prominent Hindu deities came out and Goddess Laxmi was also one of them. And when all lords of heaven were robbed including Indra they were rescued by the Goddess Laxmi.

Goddess Laxmi blessed God Indra and gave him Dwadashakshar Mantra to restore the wealth and prosperity, fame and peace of mind but only on one condition that he has to follow it religiously. So anyone who worships Goddess Laxmi using this mantra every Friday night will also be blessed by Lord Kuber who gives immense prosperity.

Even in Vishnu Puran it is mentioned that Goddess Laxmi has been praised for her gentility by Lord Indra and on his request she agreed to stay happily in heaven but also warned that if there are no traces of these five things.

So let us checkout which 5 traits are these

First trait is Lust

It is said that wherever or whenever there are lust overpowering Dharma and Karma, neglecting the righteousness of daily life Goddess Laxmi will never stay at that place.

Ego is the second trait which Goddess Laxmi do not like

Yes Goddess Laxmi will not stay in that home where people are immersed in their arrogance and ignorance because ego subdues their consciousness.

Greed is bad

Goddess Laxmi will never stay in that home where people are greedy because this trait overpower the Karma and it is also considered as the ground of sin.

Violence

Place where violence happens and it could be related to animals also could never have Goddess Laxmi.

Disrespect to woman

If a person does not respect a women or who believes in cruelty against innocent women always receive the wrath of Goddess Laxmi.

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Who knows whether you will live tomorrow or not?

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We should focus on today rather than thinking about future or past because no one knows whether we will be alive tomorrow or not and when we wake up we should first of all thank god for giving us one more day to enjoy the life.

So next time when you wake up in morning simply be thankful to god for the beautiful life as no one knows what will happen next day.

There was a interesting instance happened during Mahabharata when a Brahmin went to talk to yudhiṣṭhira and after reaching the palace he called for him but yudhiṣṭhira was busy in discussing things with other who were already sitting with him so he waited for him for some time and then again he called yudhiṣṭhira to listen to him and yudhiṣṭhira again asked for some more time from him to get free.

After some time again Brahmin asked yudhiṣṭhira whether he was free to talk to him but he was still busy with other people and asked him to wait.

The whole day passed and Brahmin knew that yudhiṣṭhira was very busy and he became sad that he was not able to take out time for him but to thought that he should give it a last try and politely asked yudhiṣṭhira to listen to his problem but unfortunately yudhiṣṭhira was still busy but this time yudhiṣṭhira told him that he will talk to him next day as he was not having any time. Brahmin became sad and started walking towards his home.

When he was on his way Bheema  saw him and asked why he was sad so he told everything to him that he wanted to discuss his problem with his brother yudhiṣṭhira but he did not met as he was very busy and asked him to meet next day.

Bheema asked him to wait and asked the drummers to play all drums continuously and keep playing the drums.

Initially no one was much bothered with playing of drums but when they kept on playing the drums yudhiṣṭhira came out and asked what the matter was.

Beehma told him that drum was being played because yudhiṣṭhira has conquered death and knows when he will die so they are celebrating his victory. yudhiṣṭhira was very surprised after hearing this and asked Beehma why he said like that? Bheema replied to him that the Brahmin was waited whole day to discuss his matter with him but he asked him to come next day that means yudhiṣṭhira knew that he will definitely not die another day and was very much sure about it that is why he said so.

yudhiṣṭhira understood his mistake and apologized to Brahmin and listen to hi problem and solved his query.

So the zest of the story is that we do not now when death will come to us so do whatever you want to do today and do not leave things on tomorrow.

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