Spending to live not live to spend

A lady to her husband: Avoid giving too many clothes for laundry.

Husband: What happened?

Wife: The maid won’t be coming for work for a couple of days.

Husband: Why?
Wife: She’s going to see her granddaughter over to her daughters place over the Ganesh Chaturthi holidays.

Husband: Alright, I’ll keep that in mind.

Wife: Before I forget, how about we offer her a festive bonus? Rs. 500?

Husband: But why? Diwali is around the corner, why don’t we just give her the money then?

Wife: Oh, no… She’s a poor lady, works as a domestic help. She’s going to see her daughter. With her meagre income, how would she be able to enjoy a good holiday? Poor thing!

Husband: There you go! Getting overly sentimental again!

Wife: Don’t worry about the money; let’s cancel our plan for pizza for dinner tonight. No point wasting money over eight slices of stale bread.

Husband: Great! So now we have to give up on our pizza night so the maid can get a bonus?!

Three days later, when the maid is back at work, the lady’s husband asked her.

Husband: So, how was your holiday?

Maid: It was wonderful, sir. Didi had given me 500 as a festive bonus that added to the joy.

Husband: I heard you went over to your daughters place. Met your granddaughter?

Maid: Yes, sir. I had such a great time. We spent 500, all of it in just two days.

Husband: What did you buy with that money?

Maid: I bought my granddaughter a shirt for Rs. 150 and a doll for Rs. 40, sweets for my daughter and to offer at the temple for Rs. 50, each, spent Rs. 60 on the rent, bought my daughter bangles for Rs. 25, and a nice belt for my son in law for Rs. 50. We spent the rest of the money buying notebooks and stationery for my granddaughter.

Husband: All that for Rs. 500?

In a shocked state he started thinking and seeing pizza in his head.

Each piece of the pizza started buzzing in his head. He started comparing the pizza’s price with the maid’s festive expenses over her family.

He started imagining each piece of the pizza as different things she bought for her family like kids dress, sweets, rent, the bangles she bought, the belt she bought for her son in law, the books and pencil she bought.

He had only imagined the delicious part of the pizza, he had never thought of the other plain and dry part of it and today because of his maid he could understand the other part of the coin or the pizza. A simple 8 pieced pizza taught some reality of life.

This incident made him realize the meaning of “Spending to live not live to spend”.

Sammit Mansharamani


കരിക്കിലും കൊടും വിഷം

കേരള ജനത വേനൽ ചൂടിൽ വെതു്രുകുബോൾ ദാഹ ശമനത്തിനു വേണ്ടി ഉപയോഗിച്ചിരുന്ന മൾട്ടി നാഷണൽ കബനികളുടെ ശീതളപാനീയത്തിൽ കീടനാശിനി കലർന്നതാണ് എന്ന് മനസ്ലിലക്കിയതു മൂലം അവ ഒഴിവാക്കി തെങ്ങിൻ കരീക്കു് കുടിച്ചു് ദാഹംശമിപ്പിക്കാം എന്നു് കരുതിയപ്പോൾ പച്ചക്കറികളിൽ മാത്രമല്ല തമിഴ് നാട്ടിൽ നിന്നും വരുന്ന കരിക്കിലും കൊടും വിഷം കലർത്തിയാണ് നമുക്കു് ലഭിക്കുന്നത്.

 തെങ്ങു് നടുന്ന സമയം മുതൽ മണ്ണിൽ അമിത രാസവള പ്രയോഗത്തിനു പുറമെ കുടുതൽ ഉൽപാദനത്തിനും കീടങ്ങളുടെ ശല്യമില്ലാതെ കരിക്ക് മാസങ്ങളോളം കേടു് വരാതിരിക്കാൻ വേരിൽക്കുടി "നൂട്രിജെൽ, മോണോക്രോറ്റാപസ്, കോണൻടഫ്" എന്നി നീരോധച്ച കീടനാശിനികൾ കയറ്റി വിടുന്നു നമ്മെ വേദനിപ്പക്കുന്ന കാഴ്ചയാണ് ഈ കാണുന്നത്. 

കരിക്കിലും നാളികേര ഉൽപന്നങ്ങളിലും കലരുന്ന ഈ കൊടും വിഷം വരും തലമുറക്കു് ഭയാനകമായ വിപത്തുകൾ സമ്മാനിക്കാനിരിക്കുന്നു്. ഇതിനെതിരെ ഭക്ഷ്യ സൂരക്ഷ നിയമവും നിയമപാലകരും ഉണർന്നു് പ്രവർത്തിക്കേണ്ടതല്ലേ ? ഇവർ ആരേയാണ് ഭയക്കുന്ന്ത്. 

ഒാർക്കുക ഒരു ജനത മുഴുവൻ നാശത്തിൻെറ വക്കിലാണ് ?

The Crucifixion Ruse (full version)



1: Warn your Girl Child Never to sit on anyone's laps no matter the situation including uncles.

2: Avoid Getting Dressed in front of your child once he/she is 2 years old. Learn to excuse them or yourself.
3. Never allow any adult refer to your child as 'my wife' or 'my husband'

4. Whenever your child goes out to play with friends make sure you look for a way to find out what kind of play they do, because young people now sexually abuse themselves.

5. Never force your child to visit any adult he or she is not comfortable with and also be observant if your child becomes too fond of a particular adult.

6. Once a very lively child suddenly becomes withdrawn you may need to patiently ask lots of questions from your child.

7. Carefully educate your grown ups about the right values of sex . If you don't, the society will teach them the wrong values.

8: It is always advisable you go through any new Material like cartoons you just bought for them before they start seeing it themselves.

9. Ensure you activate parental controls on your cable networks and advice your friends especially those your child(ren) visit(s) often.
10. Teach your 3 year olds how to wash their private parts properly and warn them never to allow anyone touch those areas and that
includes you (remember, charity begins from home and with you).

11: Blacklist some materials/associates you think could threaten the sanity of your child (this includes music, movies and even friends and families).

12. Let your child(ren) understand the value of standing out of the

13: Once your child complains about a particular person, don't keep quiet about it. Take up the case and show them you can defend them.

Remember, we are either parents or parents-to-be. and remember "THE PAIN LASTS A LIFETIME"

Have a Nice day and Great Week Ahead

And possible forward to all your friends who have children.

Kali Yuga & Chanting the Names of God

“Once the four Pandavas (except Yudhishthira who was not present) asked Krishna:

"What is Kaliyuga and what will happen during Kaliyuga?"

Krishna smiled and said "Let me demonstrate to you, the situation of Kaliyuga." He took a bow and four arrows and shot them in four directions and ordered the four Pandavas to go and bring them back.

Each of the four Pandavas went in the four different directions to search for the arrows.

When Arjuna picked an arrow, he heard a very sweet voice. He turned around and saw a cuckoo singing in a spellbinding voice but was also eating flesh of a live rabbit which was in great pain. Arjuna was very surprised to see such a gory act by such a divine bird he left the place immediately.

Bhima picked arrow from a place, where five wells were situated. The four wells were surrounding a single well. The four wells were overflowing with very sweet water as if they were not able to hold water and surprisingly the well in the middle of these four overflowing wells was completely empty. Bhima was also puzzled at this sight.

Nakula was returning to the place after picking up the arrow. He stopped at a place where a cow was about to give birth. After giving birth the cow started licking the calf but continued to lick it even after the calf was clean. With great difficulty people were able to separate them and by that time the calf was injured badly. Nakula was puzzled by the behaviour of such a calm animal.

Sahadeva picked arrow which fell near a mountain and saw a big boulder falling. The boulder was crushing the rocks and big trees on its way down, but the same boulder was stopped by a small plant. Sahadeva was also amazed at this sight.

All the Pandavas asked the meaning of these incidents. Krishna smiled and started explaining...

"In Kaliyuga, the priests will have very sweet voice and will also have great knowledge but they will exploit devotees the same way cuckoo was doing with rabbit.

In Kaliyuga poor will live among rich, those rich will have enormous amount of wealth which will actually overflow but they will not offer a single penny to the poor same as the four wells didn't have a single drop of water for the empty well.

In Kaliyuga parents will love their children so much that their love will actually spoil them and will destroy their lives similar to the love shown by cow to her new-born calf.

In Kaliyuga people will fall in terms of character like the boulder from the mountain and they will not be stopped by anyone at the end only the name of God will be able to hold them from doom like the little plant held the boulder from further fall."

~ Uddhava Gita, Srimad Bhaagawatam.

The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Hari, is situated in everyone's heart. He is also within your hearts. Therefore chant the glories of the Lord and always meditate upon Him continuously.

"One should chant the holy name of the Lord in a humble state of mind. One should be more tolerant than a tree, devoid of all sense of false prestige, and ready to offer all respect to others. In such a state of mind one can chant the holy name of the Lord constantly."

A devotee should be very much careful to see whether his time is being spent unnecessarily. He should ask himself, "Am I now engaged in maya's service or Guru's service?" This is a symptom of an advanced devotee. Nama−gane sada rucih: such a devotee is never tired of chanting, singing, or dancing. The word sada means "always," and ruci means "taste." A devotee always has a taste for chanting the name of God.