Saturday, July 30, 2005



So Much For That

Well, that didn’t last long, did it? It drove me crazy. I missed you guys. Cause no matter what’s going on in my life, I always make time to blog. It was actually more of an Internet problem than anything, cause my sister doesn’t graduate till next Saturday. And I’ll be sure to put up pictures! But in the meantime, a collection of thoughts and activities from my furlough:

Yesterday I got Harvey new tires. He was overdue for them I admit, when I got a flat in one I went whole hog and got a whole set. They have a nice white part around the rim, and he has new oil while they were at it. He looks so handsome and when it’s light I’ll take some pictures.

When I got called in that I could work today, I went to my manager Harmony, “Yes! Thank you!” So I was a little bored. We have a floorset for the new American Girl products tomorrow. I’m excited about it. A little known fact is that with the help of my grandparents, I have quite a nice collection, built since the age of five. It’s nice stuff and from what I’ve seen, what BBW will be selling is too.

Wow, this is a stretch, trying to think of exciting things about the past few days of my life. I got rid of a bunch of old books in exchange for some nice used Stephen Kings, including It. I've seen the movie but never read the book. Killer clowns, anyone?

I suppose that's enough of an update for the time being; I will hopefully be visiting each of y'all to catch up on what happened in your much more exciting lives. As long as the Internet holds out....

22 Comments:

At 7/30/2005 11:33:00 PM, Blogger Jeff H said...

If my life is so much more exciting than yours, why do I keep ending up here?

 
At 7/31/2005 11:19:00 AM, Blogger Darlene said...

I used to read John Saul novels in junior high which scared the bejeebers out of me. Man, I really miss those bejeebers.

 
At 7/31/2005 01:04:00 PM, Blogger Better Safe Than Sorry said...

hey you're back! welcome back and hope your internet behaves.

 
At 7/31/2005 01:29:00 PM, Blogger Jeff H said...

Darlene, have you searched eBay for bejeebers?

 
At 7/31/2005 01:58:00 PM, Anonymous Barbara said...

I have just started Siân on a skin care routine - shame you can't get those American Girl products in the UK - or can you? Probably in some of the up-market department stores...I will keep my eyes open...

Thanks for the comments you have been making on the Junior's sites. Thanks for the encouragements - and - enjoy the creative spelling!!!!! and made up words!!!

 
At 7/31/2005 04:53:00 PM, Blogger Jocelyn said...

Watchout for the hand coming out from the sewers!

 
At 7/31/2005 07:20:00 PM, Blogger Joe said...

Looking forward to pictures of Harvey. Be sure to show the new oil, too.

 
At 7/31/2005 07:55:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm going to drop by and get some aromatherapy goodies!

Oh, the killer clowns. I wasn't sure if I should laugh or be scared!

Alice

 
At 7/31/2005 09:04:00 PM, Blogger Becca said...

oh gawd... clowns... *rocks self back and forth*

 
At 7/31/2005 09:14:00 PM, Blogger Jeff H said...

It's OK, Fanta, it's OK. There are no clowns in here.

Other than Darlene.

 
At 7/31/2005 09:49:00 PM, Blogger Becca said...

Point taken.

 
At 7/31/2005 10:05:00 PM, Blogger Darlene said...

I never thought of Ebay, I tried searching at clown camp instead.

 
At 7/31/2005 10:27:00 PM, Blogger dattaswami said...

Matthew – 6 : 19 to 22 (Luke - 12 : 33 to 34)
“Do not Lay up for yourselves, treasures on earth. But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven. For where your treasure is there your heart will be also”.

Matthew -7: 21
“Not everyone who say to Me, ‘Lord, Lord’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but He who does the will of My Father in Heaven”.

Hindus, particularly, are sacrificing words through prayers and feelings through expression of love for the sake of God. When the question of wealth or money comes they sacrifice it for the sake of their families only. This is the reason why India suffers with poverty. Swami Vivekananda wept loudly facing the sky asking; “Why India with such high spiritual knowledge is suffering with poverty?” The foreigners are not so well in prayers and expression of love or meditation compared to Indians but they sacrifice their money for the sake of God with full vigor. Therefore God blesses the foreign countries with wealth and prosperity.

Indians sacrifice words and mind only to God. Therefore Indians are blessed with very good pronunciation of language and excellent knowledge, which are connected to the words and mind. Gita says ‘Ye Yatha Mam Prapadyante’ which means that God gives you result in the same way in which you worship Him. If you worship Him with words (prayers) only He will also appreciate you with sweet words. If you love Him with your mind and concentrate with meditation, He will also love you in turn with high concentration of mind. If you sacrifice practically, He will also do everything to you practically. Indians must learn this practical sacrifice from foreigners as they have learnt the science and technology from the West. Even in the olden days, Indians were always doing exercises in theoretical knowledge of God and in composing lot of poems on God. Therefore the same attitude entered even their education of science. They have become theorists even in science.

Today, in the world everybody agrees that the real power is the money only. Money is the fruit of work and Bhagavatgita calls sacrifice of money “Karma Phala Tyaga”. In Bhagavatgita it is said “Dhyanat Karma Phala Tyagah” which means that devotion is greater than Knowledge and sacrifice of the fruit of the work (money) is greater than the devotion. Knowledge consists of intelligence and words. Devotion consists of mind and words. Sacrifice consists of heart and love. The proof of the love is the practical service, which is the practical sacrifice of work or money. For the propagation of the divine knowledge and devotion the money is needed to publish the gospel in the form of books. When you sacrifice your money for the divine work your treasure in the heaven is built up. This means that God will help you after your death and you will enter the kingdom of God.

You are giving your earnings to your family only and so your real love is on your family only. There is no need of any further argument on this point because it is very clear proof. This is the real fire test for your love. You are sacrificing valueless words and valueless mind in leisure, which is valueless time. This cannot prove the real value of God. You must give real value to God. You are finishing your prayers and meditation on God as soon as the time to go to job is nearing. Similarly when some work for the family is approaching, you are immediately leaving the presence of God. Therefore you are not giving any value to God for all practical purpose. But you are telling lies in your prayers that God is everything for you. The money is the final test and it can be the only test also since all the family is associated with you for money only and the family serves you in your old age for your money only. If the money is sacrificed to God your real color of love can be seen.

Holy Jesus says that when you donate the money to God by one hand the other hand should not know about that donation. Since it is stolen money it should be returned secretly. A father purchased some sweets and gave to his child. The father is asking for one sweet from the child just to test the attitude and the love of the child on him. Even if you are not returning back the God’s money to God, you are leaving that money here only and you are quitting this world with vacant hands. That extra money is left in this world only, which is the bank of the God. The devotee who donates the extra money to God for His divine work is also quitting this world alone with vacant hands. The former is going to Hell as a thief but the latter is going to the Kingdom of God because he returned the stolen money of God. When you are returning this extra money, you must be very careful to see that this money reaches God only and not others. God dwells in two places 1) In the body of human incarnation (Son of God) 2) In the heart of a real devotee. When the money is donated to such God man or the real devotee, that money is properly used to uplift the humanity. In such social service the God-man or the real devotee will use lot of discrimination due to their divine knowledge and the money donated by you will be properly spent.

Without the practical sacrifice of money or at least the work, mere prayers, love and meditation are only the side pickles in the plate without the central bread or rice. When God eats the pickles only which you serve, His stomach is burnt with high acidity and God becomes furious. Due to His anger the extra money stored by you goes waste through diseases etc., Your children may loose that money also and they are also not blessed in any way in their lives. This gospel of Holy Jesus should open the eye of knowledge of all the Hindus to learn the practical sacrifice from foreigners. Holy Jesus referred to such people who do not give up their extra money for God’s work saying that they can never reach God even if a camel passes through the eye of a needle. His Gospel refers to such selfish rich people only who are caught up in the net of their limited families.

at the lotus feet of shri datta swami
surya@universal-spirituality.org
http://www.universal-spirituality.org

 
At 8/01/2005 07:48:00 AM, Blogger Joe said...

"When God eats the pickles only which you serve..."?

Where did this guy come from?

 
At 8/01/2005 09:55:00 AM, Blogger baileysMilk said...

Oh no. Nettie, whats wrong over there? Did i miss out anything? :) You take care ya..

love you lots!!

 
At 8/01/2005 12:05:00 PM, Blogger Better Safe Than Sorry said...

ummmmm, yeah, ok, have a great day?

 
At 8/02/2005 01:43:00 AM, Blogger Lightning Bug's Butt said...

Have you ever read The Stand? Great book!

 
At 8/02/2005 03:45:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Stand was great.

Boy, this blog thing is addictive, huh?

It's like a semi safe way of sharing your heart. Especially since I only actually know a couple of people.

"Raven 22, cleared direct HUBBS, flight level one niner zero."

Alice

 
At 8/04/2005 10:44:00 PM, Blogger Sherpa said...

The only Steven King I've read is the Green Mile, but that was a cool story.

 
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