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Thank you Sanmugan for this source of Yoga:
O Man! O ignorant man! O arrogant, impertinent man! You have wasted your life-time. Now at least spend your life of retirement usefully in Japa, Kirtan, meditation and selfless service.
– Sri Swami Sivananda

History of Yoga – What is Yoga?
Today, many people are taking up yoga techniques for physical exercise, and most don’t know the history of yoga. They believe there is nothing wrong with implementing this form of exercise into their daily regiment to promote a more healthy body.

However, the practice of yoga is much more than a system of physical exercise for health. Yoga is an ancient path to spiritual growth, and originates out of India where Induism is practiced. The practice and goal of yoga dates back to the Upanishads, written between 1000-5000 BC.

International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres. Founded by Swami Vishnudevananda over 50 years ago, we have over 60 yoga centres and ashrams around the world. Our teacher training course now has over 26,000 graduates. We offer yoga vacations, retreats and many other programs.

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This month’s Open Windows: now sprouting the invitation to guide into your highest self with this theme:

One Good Deed(s) a Day – my experiences, quotes & inspirations

Each path to light is to be walked with action and deeds. What are the actions that you take daily as you walk your path?  What is your ‘good deed'(s) for today?

Maybe the day should be filled with good deeds, needing no
recognition, simply being mindful of love, and maybe good deeds might
extend to mother earth too as we take care to return nourishment to her
soil, to avoid pollution, to care for our environment our own and other
species and ecosystems. Perhaps our motto could change to something like this –

In Deed, One Loving Day at a Time

Be mindful – for others your deeds are your thoughts on show ~Zephyr

A Man of Words and Not Deeds

A man of words and not of deeds

Is like a garden full of weeds

And when the weeds begin to grow

It’s like a garden full of snow

And when the snow begins to fall

It’s like a bird upon the wall

And when the bird away does fly

It’s like an eagle in the sky

And when the sky begins to roar

It’s like a lion at the door

And when the door begins to crack

It’s like a stick across your back

And when your back begins to smart

It’s like a penknife in your heart

And when your heart begins to bleed

You’re dead, and dead, and dead indeed. [An old nursery rhyme dating from 1600’s, author unknown. ]

“A good question is never answered.

It is not a bolt to be tightened into place,

but a seed to be planted

and to bear more seeds

toward the hope of greening

the landscape of idea.” Henry David Thoreau

“Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds” ~Buddha

“If your everyday practice is to open to all your emotions, to all the
people you meet, to all the situations you encounter, without closing
down, trusting that you can do that – then that will take you as far as
you can go. And then you”ll understand all the teachings that anyone
has ever taught.” ~Pema Chodron

“Love is shown in your deeds, not in your words.” ~Fr. Jerome Cummings

“Fashion your life as a garland of beautiful deeds.” ~Buddha

“A good deed is never lost. He who sows courtesy, reaps friendship; he who plants kindness, gathers love; pleasure bestowed on a grateful mind was never sterile, but generally gratitude begets reward.” ~St. Basil

Designer’s Own Words: 1. Smile / 2. Do an odd job / 3. Give someone a lift / 4. Shade
someone / 5. Help a pensioner cross the road / 6. Pick up some litter /
7. Give money to the poor / 8. Carry somebody’s shopping / 9. Conserve
electricity / 10. Buy some flowers / 11. Pay a compliment / 12. Mow the
lawn / 13. Ride a bike / 14. Buy someone an icecream / 15. Recycle /
16. Give someone shelter / 17. Conserve water / 18. Send a thankyou
letter / 19. Give up your seat / 20. Tolerate others / 21. Get some
exercise / 22. Call an old friend / 23. Plant a tree / Do a good deed! ~Source

Getting creative with the imagination …

If we imagine that each loving deed we accomplish each and every day of our lives and then multiply it universally in our mind we will fill the world with loving accomplishment deeds…living in the holographic universe we become the loving deed ourselves, each person is the loving deed…

Each deed

in love we mulitply

each deed

we hold at heart

each deed

in joy we cultivate

each deed

is filled with light

with love and blessings, ~Tai

Our moderator/admin, Anna contributed the following blissful quotes:

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait

a single moment before starting to improve the world.  ~Anne Frank

I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world.
~Mother Teresa (Agnes Gonxha Bojarhiu)

I am only one, but I am one.  I cannot do everything, but I can do something.  And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do. ~Edward Everett Hale

It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little – do what you can. ~Sydney Smith

If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one. ~Mother Teresa

Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him. ~Albert Schweitzer

The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. ~Nelson Henderson

While earning your daily bread, be sure you share a slice with those less fortunate.
~Quoted in P.S. I Love You, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

The difference between a helping hand and an outstretched palm is a twist of the wrist.
~Laurence Leamer, King of the Night

No man stands so straight as when he stoops to help a boy. ~Knights of Pythagoras

Charity sees the need, not the cause. ~German Proverb

In about the same degree as you are helpful, you will be happy. ~Karl Reiland

Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light. ~Norman B. Rice

The greatest good you can do for another

is not just to share your riches

but to reveal to him his own. ~Benjamin Disraeli

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. ~Winston Churchill

Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth. ~Mohammed Ali

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:  “If I stop
to help this man, what will happen to me?”  But… the good Samaritan
reversed the question:  “If I do not stop to help this man, what will
happen to him?” ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Lord loveth a cheerful giver.  He also accepteth from a grouch. ~Catherine Hall

Love the earth and sun and animals,
Despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks,
Stand up for the stupid and crazy,
Devote your income and labor to others…
And your very flesh shall be a great poem.
~Walt Whitman

Trees outstrip most people in the extent and depth of their work for the public good.
~Sara Ebenreck, American Forests

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the
candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. ~Buddha

Things of the spirit differ from things material in that the more you give the more you have.
~Christopher Morley

You give but little when you give of your possessions.  It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
~Kahlil Gibran

Bread for myself is a material question.  Bread for my neighbor is a spiritual one. ~Nicholas Berdyaev

A bone to the dog is not charity.  Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog. ~Jack London

If I thought I was going to die tomorrow, I should nevertheless plant a tree today. ~Stephan Girard

Love never reasons but profusely gives;

gives, like a thoughtless prodigal,

its all, and trembles lest

it has done too little. ~Hannah More

If you have much, give of your wealth; if you have little, give of your heart. ~Arabian Proverb

The deed is everything, the glory naught. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

There are many in the world

who are dying for a piece of bread,

but there are many more dying

for a little love. ~Mother Teresa

Generosity is not giving me that which I need more than you do, but it is giving me that which you need more than I do. ~Kahlil Gibran

My life is my message. ~Mahatma Ghandi

Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. ~Mother Teresa

Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person. ~Mother Teresa

Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others.
~Saint Augustine

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