This past Monday, April 27th, was Shri Ramanuja Acharya’s Appearance Day (according to the lunar calendar). He is the avatar of none other than Shri Aadhi Sesha, the divine serpent of Lord Hari-ji, and in essence, the Lord Himself.
I humbly pay homage to Him, to Jagadhguru, with this piece:
Without Shri Ramanuja Acharya, Indian culture and Sanathan Dharma would most likely have disappeared thousands of years back. The temple customs and culture seen today wouldn’t have existed if it weren’t for Him and His efforts in preserving the divine culture.
He takes on the responsibility as a guru, as an acharya, to make sure souls are liberated and are reunited with the Lord.
Below are two short snippets from His divine pastimes:
May Lord Dhanvantari, the form Lord Narayana has taken to heal and remove illnesses of our body and mind, He who glows like the sun and who’s eyes are long and beautiful like the lotus petals, protect us during these times of pandemics and on a regular basis so that we may be fit to serve the Lord and perform good deeds in our daily lives || In His hand, He carries the Amrita Kalasa (pot of healing nectar) to impart onto those who are suffering from bodily and spiritual ailments. May the Lord, Shri Dhanvantari, bring peace to the afflicted inhabitants of Mother Earth. Hare Rama…Hare Krishna…
Below are chants found in the sacred texts that help with getting rid of illnesses, bad luck and any afflictions that may come to the physical body and the spiritual soul and mind:
I hope this post finds you and your loved ones are well and healthy in these rather dull and dark times.
Music has always helped me overcome any light depression and anxiety I may face on any given day. I love listening to bhajans (devotional music) and instrumentals! Upbeat tunes are a staple for me with some nice, slow paced music in between.
It’s just really nice to sit back and let your thoughts just flow as you maintain mindfulness by coming back to the music whenever the thoughts go astray or into unpleasant territories. To dance away or to just sit and breathe with the song’s rhythm….
What kind of songs do you like to listen to? And where do you listen to them from (i.e. YouTube, Spotify, etc.)?
I thought I’d share some of my favorite songs with you below! (I mainly use YouTube to create my song playlists)
(Note: I’ll try my best to update these links as much as possible to keep them working! Also, I’m not sponsored or affiliated with any of the artists/ groups whose song’s I’m listing below!)
Welcome to the first monthly mindfulness of the year! I’m kinda psyched about sharing mindful thoughts and experiences with you as a way to get some insights going.
Disclaimer: I am in NO WAY a mental health professional or any kind of medical professional! Nor am I giving any kind of medical advice here! I’m just doing a thought dump here and sharing my experience. Please, please seek professional medical aid if you know you need it!
Here are some helplines to call for assistance:
US National Suicide Prevention Helpline: 1-800-273-8255 (24×7)
India AASRA Suicide Prevention: +91-9820466726 (24×7)
New Years and January of practically every year are resolution setting times. And if you are anything like me, I hate resolutions ever since I found out that everyone hypes you up to do it…but not how to do it.
Writing down big ideas and goals are cool but how are you gonna achieve it, bruh? Like, what’s the game plan detail?
It’s been a long while since Anime Fridays! But I’m back with an anime review for you today!
This Anime Friday is all about the anime DAYS! It’s a soccer* sports anime with 24 episodes in total (and a few OVAs of which only one I was able to track down and watch). It’s produced by Studio MAPPA and the manga on which it is based on is still on-going.
*soccer = football (for people who don’t call it soccer…which apparently is a good enough portion of the world) – fun fact of the day, I guess 🙂
Here’s a little something new for those too lazy to read – i.e. “The Run Down”:
Genre: Sports (soccer)
Ep: 24 + OVAs
Manga: Yes (on-going)
TL;DR: Watch it for the warm humor and well-paced tale of lovable high school soccer underdogs!
For those not lazy and want to get a full on review, as is tradition, here is the lovely synopsis:
The series is about two boys named Tsukushi and Jin. Tsukushi is a boy with no special talent or traits while Jin is considered a soccer genius. On one stormy night, Jin meets Tsukushi, and they get dragged into the world of soccer.
(From MAL News)
To add onto it:
It’s a sports slice of life following the underdogs of Seiseki high school and their dream of representing Tokyo in the Nationals, all with on-point humor, cuteness and angst thrown in for flavor.
Now onto the details of why this is such a good anime!
Disclaimer: All the views presented here are my own opinions. None of the material written here is to offend anyone in anyway. Feel free to agree or disagree respectfully if you wish.
Ah, yes. In the northern hemisphere, the weather is turning milder, the days are becoming shorter. Pumpkin spice is filling up the air…and the Inktober prompts are here! (Well, they have been since September 1st 😛 – Here is the link to the official Inktober site, started by Jake Parker: (click here))
Once again, the question arises. Will I be taking on the 31 day drawing and inking challenge in October known as Inktober?
The short answer is: Yes, yes I will be.
The longer, more detailed answer is: Yes, but with a heck load of preparation before hand! Let me expand on this further….