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Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Email forwards

Category: Personal

I like to read interesting forwards, especially the ones with inspiring messages, motivational stories, poems, and thoughts.
I don't like mails that propagate religion.

I received a beautiful mail with the Gayatri Mantra, and some hopeless advertising - send this mail to these many people to improve your life, with the name of the temple and link to its web site.

Bro, let me read the mail, don't advice me to send this mail to 15 people to improve my life drastically, and if I send it to only 4 people I will get a little benefit, and deleting this mail will bring forth a calamity. What crap! The first thing I do is to delete those mails and then send a mail to the sender, saying if our fate was in God's hands, all of us would be millionaires, doesn't everyone ask God for something or the other, and as for me, I'm happy to earn on my own. God has enough of His own troubles looking after a billion plus people, why to ask something from Him?

The Gayatri Mantra - One of the few shlokas in Sanskrit, that I can recite by heart. The other one is, 'Yada Yada Hi Dharmasya' from The Gita.

The Gayatri Mantra

Om Bhur Bhuva Svah
Tat Savitur Varenyam
Bhargo Devasya Dhimahi
Dhiyoyona Prachodayat

An English translation of the Gayatri Mantra.