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Sai Baba: an embodiment of love, compassion, service to the poor and the hapless

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In chapter 9-26 of revered Bhagwat Gita Lord Krishna says to his devotees, “ Whoever offers to Me, with love or devotion , a leaf, a flower, a fruit or water that offering of love of the pure self-controlled man is willingly and readily accepted by Me.”Similarly , the incarnation of Lord Krishna and Vishnu Sai Baba of Shirdhi is also ambivalent and generous towards his devotees, particularly towards the ones who venerate at his feet every day and make the offering with total dedication and surrender. If we cast a glance at Him for a moment, He destroys the sorrow of our previous births and generously confers immense bliss on one and all and if He looks at us with grace, our bondage of Karma is immediately snapped away and we are led to complete and perfect happiness.

As per Hemad Pant, the author and Baba’s close confident and follower, vide chapter 22 of Sai Sad Charitra , Sai Baba’s everlasting divinity and blessings on his each and every follower without any distinction of stature, caste, creed or religion makes everybody so comfortably relieved from the incessant worries and complexities of life that they feel a sense of everlasting bliss and total security in their respective lives. Sai Baba in short is a quest jewel of the saints, the true people and devotees. We prostrate ourselves before and take refuge at the lotus feet of Sai Baba, Who besets all animate and inanimate things in the universe- Who pervades all creatures equally without any differentiation, to Whom all devotees are alike and Who knows not honor and dishonor, like or dislike. If we remember him with full dedication, honesty, devotion and surrender to HIM,

He fulfils all our wishes and makes us attain our goal by all means. How to meditate on Baba? This is a main question for those who are desirous to be his ardent followers and want to seek his valuable blessings. It’s a hard and true fact that no one has till date been able to fathom the nature or the form of Almighty. Even the Vedas and the thousand tongued Shesha are not able to describe it fully, the devotees also cannot know but only look at the form of Lord, for they know that, HIS FEET are the only refuge for ultimate solace and salvation. They know no other method of attaining the supreme goal of life except meditating on the Holy Feet.

Therefore meditate on Baba but let’s first see His Baba’s form. Look at Baba’s posture, how fine it is. He is peacefully sitting with His legs folded, the right leg held across the left knee. The fingers of His left hand are spread on the right foot. On the toe are spread His two fingers- the index and middle ones. By this posture Baba seems to say- if you want to see my true form, be egoless and most humble, and meditate on My toe through the opening between- index and middle fingers and then you will be able to see my light.
Similarly, now let’s turn to Baba’s life.

Shirdi has become a most significant place of pilgrimage for Sai Bhaktas who come here from all around the globe, on account of the fact that Sai Baba once lived there physically and is even present there today to bless us . People from all quarters began to flock there and both rich and the poor began to be benefitted in more ways than one. Who can describe Baba’s boundless love and His wonderful knowledge including His all pervasiveness? Blessed is he or she who could experience these. Sometimes Baba observed long silence called Maun Vrat which was in a way, His dissertation on Bramha, at other times;

He was Pure Consciousness-Bliss Incarnate, surrounded by His ardent devotees. Sometimes, He spoke in parables and at other times, indulged in wit and humour. At times He was quite peaceful and calm and at time he seemed badly enraged. Sometimes He gave His teachings in nutshell, say precisely while at other times he argued at length. Many a times He was direct. In this way He gave varied instructions to many, according to their requirements. Sai Baba’s life was therefore inscrutable, beyond the ken of our mind, intellect and speech. Our longing to see His face, to talk with Him and hear His Leelaas, was never satisfied; still we were overflowing with joy. We can gauge the showers of rain, capture the wind in the leather bag but who can measure His leelaas?

Now we deal here with one aspect of them viz how He anticipated or forestalled the calamities of His devotees and warned them in time.
Balasaheb Mirikar, son of Sardar Kakasaheb Mirikar was a Mamlatdar of Kopergaon. He was going on the tour of Chitali. On the way he came to Shirdi, to see Sai Baba. When he went to the Masjid and prostrated himself before Baba, the usual conversation, regarding health and other matters commenced, when Baba sounded a note of warning,’’ Do you know our DWARKJAMAYEE?’As Balasaheb did not understand, he kept quiet and Baba continued saying further, “This is our Dwarkamayee where you are sitting.” She wards off all dangers, ill conceived notions and anxieties of the children who sit in her lap.

The Masjid mai ( its presiding Diety) is very merciful , she is the mother of simple devotees whom she will save by all means in calamities. Once a person sits in Her lap, ALL HIS OR HER TROUBLES ARE OVER. He who rests in Her shade, gets bliss. Then Baba gave Him Udi and placed His hand on his head , with the intent to bless Him. When Bala Saheb was about to depart. He again said, “Do you know the “Lamba Baba”,( Long gentleman) viz. serpent?” And then, closing the left fist He brought it under the right elbow and moving His left arm lie the hood of a serpent, said” He is so terrible, but what can he do to the children of Dwarkamayee? When the Dwarkamayee ( its presiding Deity) protects, what can the serpent do?”
All who were present there were curious to know the meaning of all this and its reference to Mirikar, but none had the courage to ask Bab about all this.

Then Balasahe saluted Baba and left the Masjid with Shama. Baba called Shama back and asked him to accompany Balasaheb and enjoy the Chitali trip. Shama came to Balasaheb and told him that he would go with him, according to Baba’s wish. Balasaheb replied that he need not come, as it would be inconvenient to both of them. Shama immediately returned to Baba and told Him what Balasaheb said. Baba said,” Alright, do not go. We should mean well and do well. Whatever is destined to happen, will happen. In the meanwhile , Balasaheb thought it over what Baba had said again and calling Shama, asked him to accompany him. Then Shama went again to Baba and after taking His leave started with Balasaheb on the Tonga. They reached Chitali at 9P.M. and encamped in the Maruti Temple.

The office people had not come so they sat in the temple, talking and chitchatting. Balasaheb was sitting on the mat, reading the newspaper. His Uparani ( upper Dhotar) was spread across his waist and on it a snake was sitting unnoticed. It began to move with a hissing sound, which was heard by the peon sitting there. He got terrified and brought a lantern, saw the snake and raised the alarm,” serpent, serpent.” Balasaheb was badly terrified and frightened. He began to quiver. Shama too was shocked and stunned. Feeling badly feared he and others moved quietly and took sticks, clubs etc. in their hands. The snake, however slowly came down the waist and moved away from Balasaheb sending shivers down his spine. The snake was immediately done to death.

Thus this calamity, which was prophesized by Baba, was averted within no time and Balasahebs’s devotion in Baba confirmed. There are numerous other miracles of Baba in Sai Satcharitra that clearly show how Baba saved His devotees from calamities, danger and adverse situations by coming to their rescue as and when His devotees felt the need for the same by remembering Baba honestly and from the inner core of the pious heart.
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Sunil Negi hails from Uttarakhand and is a veteran journalist and author. He is a prolific writer and has carved a name for himself in the media world. He received the 'Golden Achiever Award' in the '90th AIAC Excellence Awards 2019' for his book ''Havoc in Heaven'' based on the tragedy that struck Uttarakhand in which thousands of people lost their lives. He is also the President of Uttarakhand Journalists Forum and majorly writes on Politics, Current Affairs, and Social Issues.



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How to De-Stress & Chill According to Your Zodiac Sign

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Tuesday, 11 June 2019: Everyone gets stressed. When life gets on top of you a little bit and leaving you scrambling for the pause button? It’s okay to chill and take things easy once in a while!

Every zodiac sign needs to take it easy once in a while, here are the most soothing activities for you to enjoy.

1. Aries (WORKOUT)

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Everyone has our own way of releasing stress after a long day. The best way to release stress for aries is to engage in daily workout. Some alone time and workout can help them gather their thoughts and reduce stress level.

2. Taurus (EAT HEALTHY)

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Taureans tend to be under pressure when they experience an uncomfortable situation and looks for some peace and happiness. The best way to distress for them is to indulge in something healthy. Healthy eating with exercise can do wonders to release their stress.

3. Gemini (GET INFO)

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The social butterfly of the zodiac, Geminis loves to learn and to talk. Getting some answers to her questions always makes her feel better. Even just talking to their friends and loved ones sharing information can make them feel good.

4. Cancer (NEST)

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The most sentimental sign of the zodiac, Cancers are known for their emotional nature. The best way to distress them would be to build a cozy, nesting around them which could help them to calm down and do away with conflicting emotions and thoughts.

5. Leo (CREATE)

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The most creative people, Leos share her unique individuality with the people and get recognized in return. That’s why the perfect stress releasing for them is to making or producing something.

6. Virgo (CLEAN)

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For Virgos, being productive and creating something useful comes at the top of their list. Virgo tends to engage in cleaning chores when they stressed about anything in life.

7. Libra (TALK IT OUT)

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Libras feel relief when they have somebody to talk to and being intellectual, their mind is put to best work when somebody simply listens to them. They need extra pampering and love when they’re stressed.

8. Scorpio (HAVE SEX)

Scorpio tends to find peace in sex. The perfect de-stressing for them involves some much-needed pampering and physical intimacy.

9. Sagittarius (TRAVELLING)

Sagittarius

The king of perfection, Sagittarius have a straight forward way to distress them is traveling!

10. Capricorn (MAKE A PLAN)

Capricorns love to dream and edge up. They seek a helping hand to guide them through. Doing simple things like journaling and planning can also help them.

11. Aquarius: Make a vision board

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Aquarians are known as the dreamers, The best way to destress their occupied mind would be to meditate and practice relaxation techniques.

12. Pisces (MEDITATE)

Pisceans are considered to be one of the least stressed people. To destress, the best way would be to channelize their built-up energies into something creative.

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Gemmology: A Myth or Science??

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Gemmology is considered as geoscience and classified under mineralogy.

Few jewellers are academically skilled gemmologists and are trained to classify and evaluate various gemstones. Although there is no theory regarding the subsequent impact of the gemstones on the wearer, however, there are certain factors that help in improving an individual’s life if worn with faith and belief.

According to science, planets in our solar system continuously emit positive as well as negative magnetic vibes or energies. Additionally, Vedic astrology explains how these vibrations influence our lives for good or bad. It also claims that the stones and plants on earth can help us to face these changes.

The science: Planets radiate their energy waves and influence through colour. The astrological pull of gemstones originates from the cosmic influences of their associated ruling planets. The sunlight, through a prism, splits into a seven-colour spectrum, however, the spectrum also includes infra and ultraviolet, the other two invisible colours. These 9 colours are associated with 9 planets and each of 9 planets emits certain radiations that impact human beings; as per their positions at the time of birth. Some planets have a strong influence on our lives, while others have a weak influence.

In a nutshell, gemstones are a way of transferring positive energies of pure natural colours to our body, which balance out the negative energies.

As per Vedic science, there are seven planets (grahas): Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn. Additionally, there are two more shadow planets (chaayaa grahas): Rahu and Ketu. Rahu and Ketu are mathematical points and are considered as the north and south nodes or the head and tail of the dragon. Let’s check out various gemstones and associated ruling planets and moon signs.

GemstoneRuling PlanetZodiac SignsImpact
RubyThe SunLeoBrings power, position and authority. The people who are eager to get success in the job, career, profession or business can wear Ruby.
PearlThe MoonCancerThe white pearl can be used by people who have been suffering from anxieties, depression, psychiatric problem and all sorts problem pertaining to the mind. Pearl also helps to improve motivation.
Red CoralThe MarsAries, ScorpioThis lucky stone can help people suffering from inferiority complex and fearfulness. It increases courage and force. It helps the user to win over enemies.
EmeraldThe MercuryGemini, VirgoThis lucky stone Emerald brings mental power, intelligence and knowledge. Emerald is a stone that can take away emotional toxicity. It can also help with speech difficulties, respiratory troubles, allergies and nervous disorders.
Yellow SapphireThe JupiterSagittarius, PiscesThe planet Jupiter is the significator or ruler of the wealth, wisdom, children and marriage in a female horoscope. The marriageable lady can easily find the life partner by using Yellow Sapphire. The childless couple can be blessed with children by wearing the Pukhraj stone.
DiamondThe VenusLibra, Taurus,The Diamond helps improving personality, hence, it creates opportunity in job, career, business and profession. The use of Diamond can make your marital life happy and peaceful. The person who finds it difficult to get love and life partner can be benefitted. The wearer of the diamond can get rid of diseases like diabetes, venereal diseases, urinary problem and all other private diseases.
Blue SapphireThe SaturnAquarius, CapricornThe Blue Sapphire brings good luck, fortune, name, fame and winning over the court cases and enmity etc. It can make one energetic and boost metabolism. The blue sapphire can help you to get rid of all kinds of neurological problem. It expels the negative feeling, fears and inferiority complex etc.
GomedThe RahuDoes not have rulership of any Zodiacal Signs.

However, a sign of exaltation of Rahu: Taurus

sign of debilitation of Rahu: Scorpio

 

Using Gomed can help to get rid of confusion. It will give you a great power of decision making. The Gomed is highly beneficial for the people who have been suffering from cancer, skin diseases, fear, psychosis, psoriasis and mental problems etc.
Cat’s EyeThe KetuDoes not have rulership of any Zodiacal Signs.

However, a sign of exaltation of Ketu: Scorpio

Sign of debilitation of Rahu: Taurus

 

The Cat’s Eye can make one courageous, forceful. It helps to dispel the inferiority complex. There will be no fear of snakes if your house is conjoined with the jungle or forest or the surrounded area of your house is full of snakes. It can be helpful in anorexia or loss of interest in food. The cat’s eye can help to restore memory and knowledge. The Cat’s eye can help you to expel stress and anxieties. It also helps to increase the spiritual bent of mind.

 

The different gemstone has a different effect on the human being depending upon the planetary position of the horoscope. However, it is extremely important that you should consult an astrologer for the correct analysis and prescription of the gemstone so that you can reap the maximum beneficial result.

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SAI BABA ! The last walking God on earth

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The Sai Baba Of Shirdhi who is considered to be the last walking God on earth and worshipped 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 only 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.

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NGT ISSUES ORDER FOR CONFINING THE DEVOTEES’ NUMBER TO 50000 AT time at Vaishno Devi Shrine

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There is lot of hue and cry over the recent decision of the National Green Tribunal putting curb on the infinite number of visitors going for Goddess Vaishno Devi Darshan by issuing directives to curb the number of regular visitors to fifty thousand at a time instead of myriad number of devotees thronging at the historical spiritual Shrine considered extremely pious and miraculous by billions of HINDUS globally.

Even the emperor of India Jalalludin Akbar three centuries ago visited Godess Vaishnodevi Dham bare footed and presented a magnificient silver CHATRA in reverence to the Godess after he heard tales of the miracles of Godess Durga stationed here. In its order the NGT has issued number of directives in order to improve and maintain the deteriorating environment in and around the Vaishno Devi Shrine vicinity and reducing the inconvenience of the devotees, the tribunal has asked the Vaishno Devi Shrine Board to apply brakes on the unaccounted number of devotees visiting here and confine it to 50000 numbers on Daily basis.

Orders have also been issued for maintaining cleanliness in the vicinity and the fine of Rs. 2000 fixed on anyone spittng or throwing rubbish in the open in KATRA township and else where , from where the YATRA from VAISHNO DEVI DHAM starts. The NGT has also issued orders for forthright ban on pony ferrying the devotees and instead has ordered for ferrying them in the battery operated vehicles till the shrine. It has in addition banned the future constructions in and around the Shrine areas till Katra.These orders are being implemented from today itself.

However there is lot of resentment among the devotees of Mata Vaishno Devi who’ve opposed this move of NGT, not entirely but a number confining order that confines the daily limit to only 50 thousand devotees asking the government in protest as to where would the remaining thousands of devotees go in view of the arbitrary ban. It may be recalled that bllions of people visit Vaishno Devi Shrine everyday and about 77 lakh devotees visited for Goddesse’s blessings in the year 2017.

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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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Handwriting Tells About Your Personality

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Handwriting is not just an art to convey the information in a written format but it is an essential medium that reflects the personality of the writer. Yes, the handwriting experts do not only differentiate between the real and forged written piece but also convey a lot about human psychology. There is a strong relation between the moods of the writer with the handwriting. The science which establishes the relationship between human psychology and handwriting is known as Graphology.

With a piece of handwriting on a blank un-ruled sheet, you can try to analyze the person’s basic nature. Herein, we aim at providing simple tips to analyze an individual’s personality via his/her handwriting.

  1. Sloppiness in the writing

If the person writes in a sloppy manner, person tends to be smart with abilities to quickly link and correlate the ideas. However, if the writing style is well-composed, the person has efficient thinking process.

  1. Baseline of the sample

If the baseline of the writing sample on a blank sheet of paper is slanted upwards, the person is highly optimistic while if the baseline goes downwards, the person is pessimistic in nature. If the person has an ability to write in a straight line on an un-ruled sheet of paper, person is capable of analyzing the situations appropriately and maintains an impeccable balance between positivity and negativity of life.

  1. Pressure of the strokes

If the person tend to exert high pressure on the paper, it can be concluded that the person possess a high emotional quotient. While person writes with light strokes, the person is introvert in nature. However, if the person exerts an average pressure, he/she maintains a sound balance of calmness and the person nay possess good perception or learning abilities.

  1. Slant of the strokes

If the writing sample shows a right slant, it conveys that the writer has high level of confidence and is full of energy. If the slant is towards the left, the person tends to have visible unwillingness to write. The straight vertical slant tends to reflect the calmed composure of the person. However, this criterion is not applicable on the left-handed people.

  1. Size of the letters

The size of the letters tends to convey a lot. A person who writes short letters is thrifty and introvert in nature while on the other hand, if the person writes considerably big letters, the person tend to be extrovert.

Well! These were few basic criteria of the graphology over which the handwriting experts tend to guess and arrive at conclusions about the personality of a person. However, Graphology is quite pseudoscientific in nature as the conclusions tend to depend upon the perception of the handwriting expert. Despite of this demerit, this science conveys basic personality trait of a person accurately which could easily be correlated in daily life.

At a personal level, I feel that writing should be legible and somewhat presentable.

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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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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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