STIMULATE YOUR CHILD’S IMAGINATION


STIMULATE YOUR CHILD’S IMAGINATION

By Garry Cleveland Myers, Ph.D.

The great men and women of the world have had remarkable imaginations. They were able to see and hear and feel what was not before their eyes, ears and hands. Their richness of imagination at two, three or four continued all their lives. They kept on creating. Keen and fertile imaginations, organized toward very definite ends, marked them off from the multitude of other men.
Parents should try to appreciate the preschool child’s imagination by listening enjoyably to his yarns of fantasy and make-believe, not supposing he was lying when for him his utterances and actions never had been nearer to the truth; by taking down his imagined yarns and reading them back to him; by walking hand in hand with him into his enchanted land with its dwarfs and fairies; by filling up his little head with lots of folklore and fairy tales; by appreciating his crudest drawings and paintings, constructions and inventions and by helping him to keep on creating with words, color, lines and things.
Parents need not fear that the little child might confuse facts with fantasies, if these parents exercise enough imagination themselves and help this child to enjoy simple normal play with other children of his own age and to make real things with his hands.
What every parent needs most to fear is that she or he might hamper the child’s imagination and cause it to atrophy as the child grows older.
The home can be the most fertile training ground for cultivating the child’s imagination; and the period when his imagination is most active, as a rule, is between the ages of two and five or six. Faced more and more with the hard, cold facts of reality as he grows still older, he can easily be hampered and discouraged at creating freely.
As he plays at five or six or even older with one or two children at making mud pies or building small playhouses or at make-believe with dolls or puppets or dramatizes a family, or school, he may employ much creative imagination and cause one or more playmates to participate in this make-believe. Even in very exciting outdoor fun with several other children, playing soldiers or cops and robbers, considerable imagination may be going on. But in the usual games of chase and rough-and-tumble of the playground not much imagination may be operating; and less so as the child engages in organised games, though these of course are very desirable.
On entering school, opportunities for the average child for imagining tend to lessen. Of course a child who had often created much at drawing, painting, modeling with clay, building with blocks, or had fun at make-believe at home may find many opportunities in the kindergarten to go on doing so even more and more. He may lead off at building there, for example, a construction large enough for him to stand up in; and if other children there imitate him and cooperate with him, his creating may be stimulated. But not all those children who imitate him and help him may have like stimulation. As his whole class or part of them skip or dance to music, some of them may do a lot of individual creating, though many others will be merely imitating or conforming. Often the teacher of the kindergarten or primary grades easily supposes most of her children are imagining a great deal when only a few them may be doing so. The very presence of so many children together makes it difficult for the most skillful teacher to keep firing the imagination of nearly all the children most of the time. She does cultivate imagination in some children who freely draw and paint and model with clay or make things of their choice from paper, cardboard and the like.
Inevitably there arise difficulties from helping the child on the essential skills, and with a whole classroom of pupils, the teacher can’t always dwell on individual interests and aptitudes. Some group instruction of necessity is inevitable. With equal skill how much easier it is for a parent to stimulate the child’s creative imagination at home; and she has him there before he begins school at the very time his imagination is most active.
One thing the teacher in the kindergarten and elementary grades can do for stimulating the imagination of practically all her children together is to read stories of strong imaginative appeal to them. And such practice is growing even upward in the grades. In his own way each listening child can create while he listens. He will do so more surely and more vividly if he had been an eager listener to stories read to him at home. Almost any parent may have advantage while reading to the child even of school age at home over any teacher reading to a large group of children at school. The experience can be more personal, and the child being read to at home may easily look at the illustrations in the book.
Of course the child reading from his primer or first or higher grade reader at school may get some stimulation of imagination from its pages. But unfortunately most of the modern primers and school readers have chiefly here-and-now content. School readers rich in folklore and fairy tale types of stories are relatively rare, though they are slowly coming back. In contrast, books which parents and baby-sitters read to children at home are usually pretty rich in imaginative appeal.
Parents rarely realise their opportunities to stimulate the imaginations of their children. How wonderful when both parents and teachers conspire to fire and cultivate imagination in their children and pupils.
Through good books the school and home can stimulate the child’s imagination wholesomely as they help him choose them and want to read them. Children who grow up in homes where parents are constant readers of good books are more prone to read many good books than are children growing up in homes where parents rarely read from such books, or read at all. Reading in the family tends to grow contagious. As a rule, those books which cause the reader to put himself into the place of the leading characters stimulate imagination most; and when these characters represent the qualities we would like the child to emulate, they would seem to be most wholesome in their effect on his ideals and behaviour. Fortunately modern textbooks in history, biography and science and other factual content, tend to be growing in their appeal to the imagination. And many teachers are able to fire the imagination of the pupils in practically every course, even in such subjects as mathematics and foreign languages.
After all, most of the child’s study at school, especially beyond the second or third grade, consists in dealing with what is not before him. His geography and history are almost wholly made up of what is absent. He is dealing with persons and things which he does not see. We, with him, just imagine how the people of a particular time or place appeared, what they did; and, insofar as we can put ourselves in their places, we imagine how they felt. How is it possible? Naturally our own experiences are enlarged upon by experiences of others, which in turn have been amplified by books, pictures, objects, symbols, and other things. Out of these materials we construct in our minds all those absent things.
The more knowledge and experience a teacher or parent has related to any subject which comes up for discussion or conversation, the more he has to draw upon. Yet to do so is an art which usually needs to be cultivated. In order to keep cultivating the imagination of growing children, we parents not only need to strive to enrich our own wisdom and experiences but also to use lots of imagination in recalling and relating them.
Perhaps it is in dramatics where the school may usually have an advantage over the home for cultivating creative imagination. To dramatize well, there must be a number of children to participate and make an appreciative audience. Wise and skilful parents supplement the school’s contributions through dramatics by their enthusiastic appreciation of the school’s efforts, by listening as the child reports of such, and by helping him at home in making costumes and units of scenery.
Puppets which parents help children make and operate at home can prove of high dramatic value; and much more so when these puppets are also used at school. Too, some parents stimulate and encourage their children at home together with a few playmates to improvise and put on a dramatic show, circus and the like in the house, backyard, or garage, open to attendance by parents and other children plays of the neighbourhood. Nor should we forget that when a child alone or with two or three children plays for long periods at make-believe with dolls or other playthings or improvises scenes with his teacher, he’s creating dramatically. With your own vivid imagination, you could add richly to the foregoing illustration.
Some may say that the child at home gets strong stimulation of imagination, even long before he enters school, from TV viewing. He does get some, of course, especially from the few good programs including those in which the young listeners are induced to make things with their hands. So may he and the older child have his imagination fired by the many programs of violence which capture his attention. But the latter hardly would prepare him for verbal creations useful to him later, unless perhaps he were going by and by to write such stories of violence as those he so often views. Besides, not many parents would wish their children to dream by night or day similar incidents of violence.
On TV are also some great programs of drama, music, science, real adventures, history and current happenings over the world which approach the ideal for wholesome stimulation of imagination. Parents who constantly view such programs set the stage well for their children of the upper grades and high school do likewise.
After the child begins to write compositions at school, he needs to use imagination freely; even when he writes letters to his friends. How stilted some of his letters are; how wanting in imagination most of his written compositions. Indeed the child’s verbal creations at four or five are much more picturesque and vivid than are those he writes himself in the third grade or later. When he creates yarns at four, his whole attention is on what he is telling. When he writes a composition at nine or twelve, his attention is dispersed. He has to worry about spelling, capitalization, punctuation. These are skills he must get, of course. A big problem is to help him get them without unduly hampering his creation. The teacher’s temptation is to put more emphasis on the mechanical skills than on the creativeness of expression. Some teachers partially solve this problem by having the child at school write down his ideas with little or no thought of the mechanics, after which the creative content only is evaluated. Then this is followed by rewriting it in proper form.
A parent may stimulate the child at home preparing a composition for school by having him dictate to her his story or article as she takes it down for him, exactly as he gives it. Having done so, the parent should write a signed note on the paper stating what part she had in it.
Wise would the teacher be to encourage this kind of home help. Wiser still would she be not to grade at school the child’s compositions written at home. Then how very valuable the parent’s help at home could be.
When we plan, we use imagination. We are dealing with what is not immediately present. We are creating. And the more success we have at carrying our plans through, the more ready we are to plan well again. This is also true for our children.
Our children growing up with us discover how well we are able to put ourselves in their places and other person’s places through our imagination. They see how well we understand them and other persons. In this way our children learn by precept and example to appreciate other persons and their ways which are different. Good imagination is therefore the basis for tolerance and brotherhood.
Furthermore, good imagination helps us become more interesting persons not only to our children but to other persons also. Blessed is the child whose parents and teachers have the gift of imagination.


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THE NERVOUS JITTERY MOTHER


 
THE NERVOUS JITTERY MOTHER

By Garry Cleveland Myers, Ph.D.

There would be fewer nervous, jittery children if their mothers were completely self-controlled, poised and serene. The best way for a mother to deal with a nervous child is to deal with herself. Yet this is not always easy, since the jittery child tends to make the mother more
jittery ; since, moreover, the mother may have ill health, she may be over weary nearly all the time and overcritical of her unsuccessful efforts to be more serene and to help the child become more calm. Perhaps nothing else stands so much in the way of the nervous mother's efforts to get herself in hand as her constant criticism of herself and others. At the opposite extreme, are a few nervous mothers who constantly dwell on pitying themselves. Of the two ills, it is probably worse to pity yourself than to condemn yourself and dwell constantly in remorse. Don't therefore, condemn yourself if you can't be nearly so calm as you suppose you should be.
First of all, have your doctor give you and your nervous child a complete check-over; and follow his advice.
Sit down and take stock of your job as mother and housewife. Consider ways in which you can reduce your hours of physical work and responsibilities. The chances are you need some domestic help. See where the family budget can be trimmed, if necessary, in order to afford this. In many cases domestic help or sending out the laundry and such is easily within the family means but the mother is too eager to be frugal or the father may be so. In the latter case, calm, skillful persuasion by the mother might win ; or the doctor, or some other person the father will listen to, might prevail on him.
This failing, the father might be won to share in some of the household burdens and assume more responsibility while home in caring for the children. If you have children over six, train them to help about the home, assigning them regular, definite jobs. By all means, you need to get away from the house and the children now and then, for short or longer periods. You need fun and recreation. Excellent if you can find a way to leave the children in safe care and go out for pleasure with your husband one or several evenings a week. Otherwise, he might be willing to keep them now and then for you to get away a few hours at a stretch.
Mothers who work away from home have excessive strain on their energy and nerves. Tired from the day's work, they come home to do what amounts to another day's work there. While some must be employed from necessity, many others either should quit their work or hire some domestic help.
Too many mothers, especially nervous mothers, are over-concerned with tidiness of the house and the usual standards of good housekeeping. Perhaps there can be far simpler meals, with fewer dainties and desserts requiring long time in preparation. Some rooms won't have to be tidied so often as at present, perhaps; nor will the dishes have to be washed after every meal, if the nervous strain from doing so is excessive. Better that an unexpected guest should find your house topsy-turvy than your nerves and your child's nerves unstrung. Better to be a serene hostess and calm parent than a good housekeeper with the jitters.
The wise mother of the child takes an afternoon nap when he does and her nap might do more to make him calm and good-natured for the rest of the day than his.
Every mother,especially the nervous mother, needs to have interests outside her house and family, but interests which she will enjoy without worry and anxiety and excessive energy and hours. (Some mothers are jittery and unfit to live with because they attempt to engage in too many civic activities) She also needs to do some reading just for fun. Now and then she needs to see a drama she will enjoy, not omitting some which will make her laugh. She needs to see some games, perhaps, but surely participate in some games or sports or other recreational activities. If only we knew a way to make all husbands feel that she needs such and want to do something about it, many mothers would be blessed.
If you are religious, you will find calming values from religion. If you are not religious, it still might be worth your considering. Prayer and meditation are by nature quieting. Many a person suffering from a "nervous breakdown" has been hindered with constant thoughts about herself. It is significant that during the war with all its destructive bombings there was reported a decrease of cases of so-called nervous breakdowns in London.
Fewer mothers would be nervous if their husbands understood them better and were more considerate of them as persons. But the mother hardly can change her husband's ways and attitudes toward her except as she does so indirectly and adroitly, bringing out the traits and acts in him she likes and celebrating his successes. She certainly doesn't make him a more acceptable husband by reminding him of his shortcomings. Then some nervous mothers allow themselves to be so annoyed by little faults in their husbands, children or anybody else, that they fail to see and appreciate the better and more essential traits in them. Anyway, most mothers would be so much happier and calmer if they would get it out of their heads they can make their husbands change their ways and decide instead that, so long as he lives, he will continue to be as he is, being thankful if he grows not worse.
Many mothers are nervous because they let small, unessential matters in their children overwhelm them and blind them to the big things. Some wear themselves out doing too much for their children and robbing them of self-reliance. Many mothers have grown jittery because they have not learned how to control their children.


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Do it today



Will you one day look back on today and wonder
why you were so afraid to take action?
Will you look back one day and not be able to understand
why you let so many of life's trivial, minor inconveniences
get you down and hold you back in such a major way?

Or will you look back on this day and be forever thankful
for the way you spent it and the value you created by
making full use of the time available?
Will you look back fondly and see this day as a positive turning point
that launched you toward fulfillment of your most treasured dreams.

Today can eventually become a source of regret or it can
become a source of continuing value.
The way it goes depends entirely on how you live the moments
and hours that are yours right now in this day.

Time is the raw material for success and achievement,
and time is what you have this very day.
The time you need to achieve the life of
your dreams is coming to you even now.

No matter what has come before or in what circumstances you find yourself,
there is one thing you can always do. You can make the very most of whatever you have,
of wherever you find yourself, of the time that is available for you to use.

Do that today, tomorrow, the next day and the next,
and you'll have very little to regret and much for which to be grateful.

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Rich vs poor


Rich vs poor

What riches you have,
that you deem me poor?
I have twenty-four hours each day
Do you have more?
 
I have never gone hungry
These I perceive as wealth:
the comfort of my home,
a sound mind, a body in good health
 
I love the beauty of this place -
the mountains never twice the same
I live the rhythms of the season
Can you make the same claim?
 
People...friends...family - precious treasures all -
My children and grandchildren, too
We laugh and talk and give of self
O, I have riches...Indeed I do!

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Salute to All Mothers in this World


This picture is clicked by Vishnu Nikhil at Guwahati interstate bus terminal. The weight of this boy is around 90 KG,he is mentally and physically ill. He even can’t walk. You can see how his mother is carrying him…???? Can you believe this!!! ……we salutes all mothers in this world!!!! Mom you are great!!!!!

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Space tourism set for takeoff soon


The Obama administration is preparing for a space tourism industry that is expected to be worth $1 billion in 10 years, the head of the Federal Aviation Administration's commercial space office said on March, 20, 2012.



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Forget and Forgive


Forget and Forgive

This is the most powerful aid to peace of mind.
We often develop ill feelings inside our heart for the person
who insults us or harms us.

We nurture grievances.
This in turn results in loss of sleep,
development of stomach ulcers,
and high blood pressure.

This insult or injury was done once,
but nourishing of grievance goes on forever
by constantly remembering it.

Get over this bad habit.
Believe in the justice of God.

Let Him judge the act of the one who insulted you.
Life is too short to waste in such trifles.
Forgive, Forget, and march on.
Love flourishes in giving and forgiving.

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Different hanging Bridges Across the World




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Nice quotes


Beset by a difficult problem? Now is your chance to shine.  

Don't lower your expectations to meet your performance.
Raise your level of performance to meet your expectations.
Expect the best of yourself, and then do what is necessary to make it a reality.

Every day you spend drifting away from your goals is a waste not only of that day,
but also of the additional day it takes to regain lost ground.


Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude. 

It doesn't matter how much you want.
What really matters is how much you want it.
The extent and complexity of the problem does not matter as much as does the willingness to solve it.

Make it a habit to tell people thank you.
To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return.
Truly appreciate those around you, and you'll soon find many others around you.
Truly appreciate life, and you'll find that you have more of it.

Rest when you're weary. Refresh and renew yourself, your body,
your mind, your spirit. Then get back to work.

Success in any endeavor depends on the degree to which it is an expression of your true self.

The keys to patience are acceptance and faith.
Accept things as they are, and look realistically at the world around you.
Have faith in yourself and in the direction you have chosen.

Welcome those big, sticky, complicated problems.
In them are your most powerful opportunities.

What if you gave someone a gift, and they neglected to thank you for it -
would you be likely to give them another? Life is the same way.
In order to attract more of the blessings that life has to offer, you must truly appreciate what you already have.
when I am not using Internet for few days i get too many mails What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.

When was the last time you spent a quiet moment just doing nothing - just sitting and looking at the sea, or watching the wind blowing the tree limbs, or waves rippling on a pond, a flickering candle or children playing in the park?

You've done it before and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities.
Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination.


Your goals, minus your doubts, equal your reality.

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Mt Etna erupts, the 4th time this year


Mount Etna in Italy has erupted for the fourth time this year. A massive plume of smoke stretched seven kilometres into the air. Italian media said a stream of lava emitted from the volcano flowed into the uninhabited valley of Valle del Bove. Mount Etna towers over the Sicilian town of Catania, the eruption has not caused any damage and local airports are open.


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Never jump to conclusion


Sometimes people are quick to judge others,
when what you see isn't really all there.

People have different moods different personalities
different desires, so what you're really seeing
is only a mask, of what others want you to see.

On the inside, we all have the same desires,
a kind smile,a warm heart,a tender soul,
all wanting to be reached on the inside.

We're all not perfect,only  human, we'll have ups and downs
like a merry-go-round, we'll make many mistakes.

But just remember, the next time you see a person,
do not judge whats on the outside, we could be having a bad day.

Try and see on the inside, and you will see, the kind smile,
the warm heart, the tender soul, reaching out....     

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Incredible Pictures of Africa




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Quit Smoking



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THE POSITIVE SIDE OF LIFE:



Living on Earth is expensive,
but it does include a free trip
around the sun every year.
How long a minute is
depends on what side of the
bathroom door you're on.

Birthdays are good for you;
the more you have,
the longer you live.

Happiness comes through doors you
didn't even know you left open.


Ever notice that the people who are late
are often much jollier
than the people who have to wait for them?

Most of us go to our grave
with our music still inside of us.


If Wal-Mart is lowering prices every day,
how come nothing is free yet?


You may be only one person in the world,
but you may also be the world to one person.


Some mistakes are too much fun
to only make once.

Don't cry because it's over;
smile because it happened.


We could learn a lot from crayons:
some are sharp, some are pretty,
some are dull, some have weird names,
and all are different colors....but
they all exist very nicely in the same box.


A truly happy person is one who
can enjoy the scenery on a detour.


Have an awesome day, and
know that someone
who thinks you're great
has thought about you today!..

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Invisible Pictures in Woods


Contemporary artist Rob Mulholland designed a series of six mirrored figures that are camouflaged amongst the woods at the David Marshall Lodge in Scotland. The life-sized 'invisible' figures have been dubbed the 'Predator' effect after the 1987 film where an alien life form seamlessly blends into its surroundings.



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Pan Number Explained




PAN is a 10 digit alpha numeric number, where the first 5 characters are letters, the next 4 numbers and the last one a letter again. These 10 characters can be divided in five parts as can be seen below. The meaning of each number has been explained further.
1. First three characters are alphabetic series running from AAA to ZZZ
2. Fourth character of PAN represents the status of the PAN holder.
• C — Company
• P — Person
• H — HUF(Hindu Undivided Family)
• F — Firm
• A — Association of Persons (AOP)
• T — AOP (Trust)
• B — Body of Individuals (BOI)
• L — Local Authority
• J — Artificial Juridical Person
• G — Government
3. Fifth character represents first character of the PAN holder’s last name/surname.
4. Next four characters are sequential number running from 0001 to 9999.
5. Last character in the PAN is an alphabetic check digit.
Nowadays, the DOI (Date of Issue) of PAN card is mentioned at the right (vertical) hand side of the photo on the PAN card.

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WHY WE SHOULD VISIT TEMPLES? (Scientific Reason)



There are thousands of temples all over India in different size, shape and locations but not all of them are considered to be built the Vedic way. Generally, a temple should be located at a place where earth's magnetic wave path passes through densely. It can be in the outskirts of a town/village or city, or in middle of the dwelling place, or on a hilltop. The essence of visiting a temple is discussed here.

Now, these temples are located strategically at a place where the positive energy is abundantly available from the magnetic and electric wave distributions of north/south pole thrust. The main idol is placed in the core center of the temple, known as "*Garbhagriha*" or *Moolasthanam*. In fact, the temple structure is built after the idol has been placed. This *Moolasthanam* is where earth’s magnetic waves are found to be maximum. We know that there are some copper plates, inscribed with Vedic scripts, buried beneath the Main Idol. What are they really? No, they are not God’s / priests’ flash cards when they forget the *shlokas*. The copper plate absorbs earth’s magnetic waves and radiates it to the surroundings. Thus a person regularly visiting a temple and walking clockwise around the Main Idol receives the beamed magnetic waves and his body absorbs it. This is a very slow process and a regular visit will let him absorb more of this positive energy. Scientifically, it is the positive energy that we all require to have a healthy life.

Further, the Sanctum is closed on three sides. This increases the effect of all energies. The lamp that is lit radiates heat energy and also provides light inside the sanctum to the priests or *poojaris* performing the pooja. The ringing of the bells and the chanting of prayers takes a worshipper into trance, thus not letting his mind waver. When done in groups, this helps people forget personal problems for a while and relieve their stress. The fragrance from the flowers, the burning of camphor give out the chemical energy further aiding in a different good aura. The effect of all these energies is supplemented by the positive energy from the idol, the copper plates and utensils in the *Moolasthan*am / *Garbagraham*. *Theertham*, the “holy” water used during the pooja to wash the idol is not
plain water cleaning the dust off an idol. It is a concoction of Cardamom,*Karpura* (Benzoin), zaffron / saffron, *Tulsi* (Holy Basil), Clove, etc...Washing the idol is to charge the water with the magnetic radiations thus increasing its medicinal values. Three spoons of this holy water is distributed to devotees. Again, this water is mainly a source of magneto-therapy. Besides, the clove essence protects one from tooth decay, the saffron & *Tulsi* leafs protects one from common cold and cough, cardamom and *Pachha Karpuram* (benzoin), act as mouth fresheners. It is proved that *Theertham* is a very good blood purifier, as it is highly energized. Hence it is given as *prasadam* to the devotees. This way, one can claim to remain healthy by regularly visiting the Temples. This is why our elders used to suggest us to offer prayers at the temple so that you will be cured of many ailments. They were not always superstitious. Yes, in a few cases they did go overboard when due to ignorance they hoped many serious diseases could be cured at temples by deities. When people go to a temple for the *Deepaaraadhana*, and when the doors open up, the positive energy gushes out onto the persons who are there. The water that is sprinkled onto the assemblages passes on the energy to all. This also explains why men are not allowed to wear shirts at a few temples and women are requested to wear more ornaments during temple visits. It is through these jewels (metal) that positive energy is absorbed by the women. Also, it is a practice to leave newly purchased jewels at an idol’s feet and then wear them with the idol’s blessings. This act is now justified after reading this article. This act of “seeking divine blessings” before using any new article, like books or pens or automobiles may have stemmed from this through mere observation.

Energy lost in a day’s work is regained through a temple visit and one is refreshed slightly. The positive energy that is spread out in the entire temple and especially around where the main idol is placed, are simply absorbed by one's body and mind. Did you know, every Vaishnava(Vishnu devotees), “must” visit a Vishnu temple twice every day in their location. Our practices are NOT some hard and fast rules framed by 1 man and his followers or God’s words in somebody’s dreams. All the rituals, all the practices are, in reality, well researched, studied and scientifically backed thesis which form the ways of nature to lead a good healthy life.

The scientific and research part of the practices are well camouflaged as “elder’s instructions” or “granny’s teaching’s” which should be obeyed as a mark of respect so as to once again, avoid stress to the mediocre brains.



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Great Pictures of Corinth Channel


Corinth Channel is a unique place where you can observe both the Aegean and the Ionian seas.

The idea to build a channel existed since the ancient times. Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar and Caligula all had plans to dig the channel and Nero even started the construction works in 67 A.C. but they interrupted by the emperor's death in 69 A.C. So the channel was constructed only in the late XIX century by French engineers when the government of Greece commissioned the works.

Apart from creating a transport shortcut, the Corinth Channel also became a local landmark attracting tourists from all over the world.

The channel is 6343 m (20,810 ft.) long, its width ranges from 25 to 21 m (82 to 69 ft.) and the height from its topmost points to the surface of the water is 90 m (295 ft.). The water in the channel is 8 m (26 ft.) deep.

The proportions of the Corinth Channel make it look as a deep canyon. Large cruise ships can pass it only with a towboat.








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