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Lord Krishna is the supreme deity in Hinduism. There is not just one, but many facets of Krishna that distinguishes his persona! During his incarnation, he gave many life lessons for the benefit of Humankind.
This is the famous verse from Srimad Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 4, (Verse 7-8),
यदा यदा हि धर्मस्य ग्लानिर्भव- ति भारत ।
अभ्युत्थान- मधर्मस्य तदात्मानं सृजाम्यहम्- ॥४-७॥
परित्राणाय- साधूनां विनाशाय च दुष्कृताम्- ।
धर्मसंस्था- पनार्थाय सम्भवामि युगे युगे ॥४-८॥
“Yada yada hi dharmasya glanirbhavati bharata
Abhyuthanam-adharmasya tadatmanam srijamyaham”
Paritranaya sadhunam vinashay cha dushkritam
Dharmasansthapanart-haya sambhavami yuge yuge”
Meaning: In this verse, Krishna says that whenever Adharma (Evil) overpowers Dharma (Good), then he body himself at the forefront. For the utmost protection of the good, for the absolute destruction of the evil and wicked, and for the re-establishment of the Dharma, he will come into being age after age…
Krishna is the supreme godhead who guides individuals struggling with their lives and seeking goodness! so now, let us reflect on his embodiment to learn some amazing lessons he urges us to follow to unleash the best out of ourselves!
Following are the Top 5 Lessons Lord Krishna gave through his incarnation:
1. Always Value The Love of Your Parents
Krishna was originally born to Maa Devaki and Vasudev, but then during his infancy, he was immediately carted off to Gokul to be saved from his evil-minded maternal uncle Kansa. There, Maa Yashoda and Nand Baba raised him! Krishna has always shown love towards both, his birth parents and those who raised him. There are numerous tales of love, fun, and laughter of Krishna with Maa Yashoda where Krishna teases her with love and in-return received her love in abundance. Later, when he reached adulthood and came across the truth about his birth parents, he liberated them from the clutches of evil Kansa by defeating him and relieved both of them of their misery.
Krishna is known by the names like “Nand Laal” (Son of Baba Nand), “Yashoda Nandan” (Son of Maa Yashoda), “Devaki Nandan” (Son of Maa Devaki).
He teaches that the love of the parents must always be cherished and respected.
2. Always Be a True and Generous Friend
Tales of the friendship of Krishna and Sudama are in a literal sense what we call “Friendship-Goals”. in a world where everyone tries to downcast each other by devaluing friendships and relationships, none other than Krishna can better teach that how the friendships are valued!
Krishna’s best friend Sudama was poor and had no money, but when he visited him at his Kingdom for demanding help, Krishna welcomed him with heartfelt generosity, and his eyes got filled with tears of joy! He himself cleaned Sudama’s feet and joyfully accepted rice as the gift Sudama bought for him because the poor man had nothing to offer to his best friend, Krishna!
Lord Krishna understood Sudama’s extremities without even Sudama uttering a single word, and to a surprise when Sudama reached back home, he got astonished to see his home transformed into gold with all precious wealth!
Of course, yes, Krishna doesn’t say to gift your friends materialistic wealth as he did, rather he teaches that never downcast/betray them whenever they need you!
3. Always Render Pure Love and Start Loving
The stories of the immortal love of Radharani and Krishna are ever-known! Though they were always in their sterling love, they still were never destined to meet. But today, Krishna is never worshipped without Radharani!
Krishna always showed that one must love purely, giving all to the person you love with an open heart. He has always been loving Radharani eternally and so, he refused to get anyone in place of her in his life! For him, Radharani has always been irreplaceable and will be. Krishna will forever be incomplete without Radharani.
4. Always Follow Your Passion and Never Give Up on it
Lord Krishna has always been fond of music and even in most of his images and idols, you’ll see a flute in his hand, it is because he loved to play his flute because of which everyone around him got mesmerized!
Krishna always had many roles to play, but he never left his passion to play his flute! He never let his other commitments come in the pursuit of his love of music.
This teaches that no matter what comes in our way or what our commitments are, we must never leave our passion behind or give-up on it!
5. Always Keep Smiling and Never Forget To Be Humble With Those Around You
Krishna is always jolly and cheerful, and always has a sweet smile on his face! He always remained happy and made others happy with his witty and contented nature! Making others happy is the means of attaining supreme happiness ourselves, so it should never be forgotten.
One must strive to follow this trait of Lord Krishna to lead a blissful life and attract positivity around.
NOTE: The incarnation of Krishna teaches innumerable lessons that must never get out of sight by us, ordinary human beings. As the supreme-godhead, he has always reminded me that he is omnipresent. Krishna’s embodiment is nothing but the supreme depiction of the ideal behavior and identity one must possess to attain an absolute living!
– Written Content and Graphical Content Prepared By Kashish Rai
By Siddhi Jain
The author who named the book after her twin sons -- Puhor and Niyor -- is a parent who has seen and heard the tales of ridicule and discrimination suffered by many in India and beyond. She says the book is an artistic illustration for kids that details how different families can live and coexist. Whether it's children with two dads or two moms, children with a single dad or single mom, and even multiracial family units, Borthakur's book teaches love, understanding, and compassion towards unconventional families.
Beyond race, gender, color, and ethnicity which have formed the bases for discrimination since the beginning of time, this book aims to bring to light a largely ignored issue. For so long, single parents have been treated like a taboo without any attempt to understand their situations; no one really cares how or why one's marriage ended but just wants to treat single parents as villains simply for choosing happiness and loving their children.
Homosexual parents, a relatively new family system, is another form that has suffered hate and discrimination for many years. Pritisha emphasizes the need to understand that diversity in people and family is what makes the world beautiful and colourful. 'Puhor and Niyor's Mural of Family Stories' is a firm but compassionate statement against all forms of discrimination on the bases of sexual identity, gender, race, and even differences in background
'Puhor and Niyor's Mural of Family Stories' is a firm but compassionate statement against all forms of discrimination on the bases of sexual identity, gender, race and even differences in background. | Photo by Ben Wicks on Unsplash
Written for a global audience, the book is targeted at kids between the ages of five and 10, the reason it is embellished with colourful images of families of different types is to appeal to children's sense of sight and drive home the message at the same time. Borthakur believes children are the best place to start because the ages between five and 10 are the most formative, where little ones pick up habits, beliefs and perceptions.
The Guwahati-born author says, "With this book, I'm not trying to take away the job of parents in forming habits, I simply want to do my part as a parent. It is important that we impart the right values in our kids in a bid to build a better, more inclusive and tolerant global society that is fair to everyone." The author's first attempt at a book was an Assamese poetry 'Anubhav', published in 2010.
Set to be published under the label of Author's Channel, the book is like an adventure; a journey into uncharted territories, untouched subjects and matters long ignored. In her words. "The book takes a critical stand in defense of people in society who have had to undergo severe emotional torture for no cause of theirs. It is a terrible conception to think such people any less of a human just for being different," says publisher Aruna Naidu. By September 30, this title, priced at Rs 299, will be available online and in offline bookstores. (IANS/ MBI)
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If you feel that clean and well-groomed hands are just an essential prerequisite for women, you might like to think twice. Men should equally pay attention to their hands because our hand houses 1,500 bacteria living on each square centimeter of its skin. You can easily assume what havoc it can create in our body because in India we have the culture of eating with our hands and spaces beneath nails can become breeding heaven for germs. Moreover, clean and maintained hands boost confidence in their daily life activities. Therefore, it's important to keep your hands clean irrespective of your gender by washing or sanitizing at regular intervals. And, to keep them groomed, you don't have to visit a salon.
Rajesh U Pandya, Managing Director, KAI India, gives easy and completely doable tips to follow at home:
* Refrain from harsh soaps: You should be mindful of the soap you are using to wash your hands. Your soap can have a moisturizing element in it like aloe vera or shea butter. Ensure that you're washing your hands with normal water as hot water can make your hand's skin dry and scaly.
You should be mindful of the soap you are using to wash your hands. | Photo by Aurélia Dubois on Unsplash
* Clip your nails regularly: Make use of your personal nail clipper to cut your nails. After cutting your nails at a comfortable length also file them using a nail filer. Never share your nail care clipper as the germs can get transferred to your loved ones. Also, don't forget to use grime remover to remove hidden germs in corners and beneath nails. Also, you may like to file your nails to have a smooth finish.
* Good quality Nail Clipper: Do not use a rusted or chromium coated nail clipper as it might be harmful to skin and might cause dangerous bacterial infections.
* Stop the habit of nail chewing: Sometimes anxiety or extreme boredom can lead to chewing of nails. This habit only makes your nails uneven and ugly. Sometimes, our unclean nail folds give rise to viral, bacterial or fungal infections, which in turn can make us sick if we chew our nails.
Make use of your personal nail clipper to cut your nails. | Pixabay
* Exfoliate your hands: Similar to the way you exfoliate your face; your hands also need it. It helps to keep the dry skin at bay and keep your hands soft. You can buy a scrub or make one at home using brown sugar and olive oil. After scrubbing, you need to massage your hands with moisturizer.
Similar to the way you exfoliate your face; your hands also need it. It helps to keep the dry skin at bay and keep your hands soft. | Wikipedia
* Don't use your nails as tools: Always keep in mind that your nails are like jewels. Never use them to pry things open such as pop cans, removing keys from the ring, opening letters, or scraping off labels. This results in unnecessary breakage of nails, making your hands look dirty.
Never use your nails to pry things open such as pop cans, removing keys from the ring, opening letters or scraping off labels. | Photo by Sammy Williams on Unsplash
* Be aware of nail or cuticle inflammation or redness: If there are any signs of infection, disinfect the skin as soon as possible with an anti-bacterial or anti-fungal ointment.
(Article originally written by N.Lothungbeni Humtsoe) (IANS/ MBI)
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Bitcoin has become an essential crypto asset in modern portfolios and investment funds. The confidence generated in this cryptocurrency will depend a lot on the diversification that companies make in their balance sheets in Bitcoin and the increase of institutional investors that allocate a percentage of their funds in this crypto. American fund manager Cathie Wood makes some interesting predictions, both in the rise that the Bitcoin price will experience in the next 5 years, suggesting these institutional investors allocate 5% of their funds; this will help leverage the Bitcoin market.
Bitcoin will grow by a tenfold
Bitcoin is projected to grow by 10 times its current value in five years, i.e., it could reach $500,000. Of course, this will require companies to invest in cryptocurrencies. This makes it necessary to increase the weight of Bitcoin on balance sheets through investments. One of the investment gurus who supports this prediction is Catherine Wood. Contrarily, Ray Dalio, despite being clear that relying on cash is not a good strategy, views Bitcoin with suspicion, although he calls for its investment. This behavior is due to the actions of governments against the cryptocurrency market.
If something is undoubted is the vertiginous increase that cryptocurrencies have had in general, they have risen more than 60% so far this year. So, even when some governments are trying to regulate cryptocurrencies, they will fail. This attempt to regulate will end up triggering even more cryptos, especially Bitcoin, which is the oldest and most solid of that market.
Bitcoin, is the oldest and most solid of the market. | Photo by Executium on Unsplash
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The current Bitcoin price means is time to buy:
The current price of bitcoin invites you to buy, and perhaps it would be foolhardy not to. In either case, bitcoin will always represent money. Maybe some external factors generate some misgivings, but if you refuse to invest in cryptocurrencies, you are basically denying the near future, it would be as if you didn't have a cell phone or internet.
In India, more and more people are becoming convinced of the benefits of holding some Bitcoin. This can be clearly seen in the rapid increase in the number of new accounts at crypto exchanges such as WazirX and CoinDCX.
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Bitcoin, despite its fluctuations, represents an excellent financial strategy. The support users give is significant. The same cannot be said of the FIAT currencies, which have lost value and support, showing how fragile they are, being subjected to a constant devaluation. As long as confidence in cryptos grows, the foundations will continue to be laid to maintain their rise and to be able to continue making transactions. We know this by previous experience, as has happened with Ether, thanks mainly to the growing activity of Defi and NFT, i.e. decentralized finance and non-fungible tokens.
Remember that when you invest in Bitcoin, you can do it by buying or trading. When you want to make these transactions do it in a secure Exchange, study your finances to invest, manage the risk, and learn to manage your portfolio efficiently.