अजीब माजरा है कि दिल, दिमाग़, और बुनियादी व्यवहार में भी, दुनिया के सभी अच्छे लोग एक-से पाए जाते हैं, आज के ही नहीं, पहले के भी और शायद आगे आनेवाले भी। सभी धर्मों, सभी नस्लों, सभी जातियों और सभी देशों में वे एक–से ही होते हैं । विभिन्न धर्मों, जातियों, राष्ट्रीयताओं के ऐसे अच्छे लोगों के बीच कोई समस्या नहीं आती, वे एक-दूसरे के साथ चैन से रहते हुए देखे जाते हैं। समस्या पैदा करनेवाले दूसरी तरह के लोग हैं जो एक ही धर्म, एक ही जाति या अन्य प्रकार के एक ही समुदाय के बीच भी समस्या पैदा करने का कोई न कोई रास्ता ख़ोज लेते हैं। इन्हें इतना कुछ चाहिए होता है कि न ख़ुद चैन से बैठ सकते हैं , न दूसरों को बैठने दे सकते हैं। और ये दूसरी तरह के (दरअसल कमज़ोर) लोग भांति-भांति के चोलों में सामने आते हैं, इनकी शिनाख़्त लगभग नामुमकिन…
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Some day when my children are old enough to understand the logic that motivates a parent, i will tell them, as my Mean Mom told me: I loved you enough… to ask where you were going, with whom, and what time you would be home.
I loved you enough to be silent and let you discover that your new best friend was a creep. I loved you enough to stand over you for two hours while you cleaned your room, a job that should have taken me just 15 minutes.
I loved you enough to let you see anger, disappointment, and tears in my eyes. Children: Parents aren’t perfect, you know.
I loved you enough to let you assume the responsi-bility for your actions even when the penalties were so harsh they almost broke my heart.
But most of all, i loved you enough… to say “NO” when i knew you would hate me for it. Those were the most difficult battles of all.
I’m glad i won them, because in the end you won, too. And some day when your children are old enough to understand the logic that motivates parents, you will tell them. Was your Mom mean? I know mine was.
We had the meanest mother in the whole world! While other kids ate candy for breakfast, we had to have cereal, eggs, and toast.
When others had a Pepsi and a Twinkie for lunch, we had to eat sandwiches. And you can guess our mother fixed us a dinner that was different from what other kids had, too.
Mother insisted on knowing where we were at all times. You’d think we were convicts in a prison. She had to know who our friends were, and what we were doing with them.
She insisted that if we said we would be gone for an hour, we would be gone for an hour or less. We were ashamed to admit it, but she had the nerve to break the Child Labour Laws by making us work.
We had to wash the dishes, make the beds, learn to cook, vacuum the floor, do laundry, empty the trash and all sorts of cruel jobs.
I think she would lie awake at night thinking of more things for us to do. She always insisted on us telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
By the time we were teenagers, she could read our minds and had eyes in the back of her head. Then, life was really tough!
Mother wouldn’t let our friends just honk the horn when they drove up. They had to come up to the door so she could meet them. While everyone else could date when they were 12 or 13, we had to wait until we were 16.
Because of our mother we missed out on lots of things other kids experienced. None of us have ever been caught shoplifting, vandalising others’property or ever arrested for any crime.
It was all her fault. Now that we have left home, we are all educated, honest adults. We are doing our best to be mean parents just like Mom was. I think that is what’s wrong with the world today.
It just doesn’t have enough mean moms!
Admirable Women – Victoria Hearst Accuses Her Family’s Magazine – Cosmo – and Helen Gurley Brown of Purposely Promoting Pornography to Minors
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Victoria Hearst (born 1957) Victoria V. Hearst, 58, is an heir to the Hearst Publishing empire. Her grandfather, William Randolph (W. R.) Hearst (1863-1951), began the company when he was 23…
The story of Gajendra Moksha, where Vishnu saved Gajendra, the King of elephants, from the clutches of a crocodile is well known. Gajendra, in his previous birth lived on the earth as King Indradyumna. The King was born in the lineage of Svayambuva Manu, and ruled the Pandya country.
(The above is not narrated in the Mahabharata, but in Bhagavatam, Canto 8).
King Indradyumna, due to his good deeds, secured a place in the heavens after his life on earth.
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A time came when the King’s merits were exhausted, because of which he fell down from heaven.
The King then approached Markandeya, a Chiranjeevi (immortal) living on earth and asked, “O! I have fallen from heaven as I exhausted all my merits. Do you know who I am?”. Markandeya replied, “No, I do not know you”.
Indradyumna asked, “Do you know anyone who has lived…
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“People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.” – Albert Einstein
If I see an article title “Is the Future Already Written?” and it starts out saying that “A conscientious cosmologist rejects Einstein’s notion that time is an illusion and the future is set,” – well, I just have to read it.
Einstein and time [travel] are topics I love. That long article is in the June issue Discover magazine, but I saw it online last spring. If you’re not going to make it through the article or even this post, here is the PowerPoint bullet version: Einstein suggested that the future is just as real as the past and this cosmologist posits that the future remains a collection of possibilities until it merges into the present. That cosmologist is George Ellis and he is concerned…
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