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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Let us become farmers and with gratitude cultivate bliss,love, compassion.

Happy ‘PONGAL’ . Happy makar sankaranthi

Like the farmers of southern part of India who celebrate this festival of harvest, the celebration of fulfillment, the reaping of rich harvest. They express their gratitude to the nature especially to the sun, to their cattle. Like Buddha said we all are farmers and for us it is a kind of inner agriculture. The soil is there, the seed is ready, the climate is there. But man is not ready. It is just that the farmer has to be ready. The farmer has to be awakened and start the work. Once the farmer in us is awake, our life start taking on a new duality. We are no more poorer, no more sufferer; we start growing inner crops of richness. And once the inner crops have been reaped, One is fulfilled: One has been fruitful. Then life becomes a celebration. Then great gratitude arises, with gratitude the complaint disappears. That gratitude is prayer, that gratitude is PONGAL. The real gratitude is possible only when we start feeling an inner fulfillment and the inner fulfillment happens when we start the work of awakening. Let us also become farmers and with fulfillment (gratitude) cultivate bliss, love, compassion. Happy Pongal

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