HANUMAN CHALISA

Hanuman Chalisa is a beautiful prayer (hymn)  written by Indian poet saint Tulsidas dedicated to Lord Hanuman.

Lord Hanuman is a vanar (monkey) and one of the central characters of the Indian epic Ramayan. He was a disciple and a great devotee of Lord Rama. He had immense powers. Strength ,courage, wisdom ,bravery ,devotion were some of the qualities of Lord Hanuman.

This Chalisa recited daily keeps one stable and free from all sorrows and fear.

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SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL

Small is beautiful. .If little things had no meaning, they would not have existed. Scientists too, have told us the power,  mystery & glory a tiny atom has.  Without grains of sand,  even the loftiest monuments cannot be built .In fact,  the ultimate brick of the greatest monuments is the sand particle.

There are some people who think too highly of themselves. They have what is called a superiority complex.  This is not good for themselves nor for others.

Then there are again those who think too lowly of themselves.  They have an inferiority complex. .This is , in fact worse than superiority complex . They think they are good for nothing . By continuously thinking that way,  they really become so.  When problems are discussed,  they throw their hands up & declare that small persons like them cannot do anything . They take shelter behind their so called smallness .

But,  we should understand that even a small lamp has the capacity & privilege to give light .When we light a small earthen lamp, it sheds it’s humble light without any hesitation . It does not look around to see if any other lamp is burning in its vicinity or not.  It is content to shed it’s own light .  It does not even ponder for a second to think how much darkness can be dispelled by its light. For it only thinks that its  light can bring a lot of difference, however small it is.

So let us not be dejected about our smallness…Each one of us is unique in our own way.  As they say , drops of water make up an ocean,  so even small good deeds can make a lot of difference.

Small changes lead to big ones.. So,  am I not right in saying that small is beautiful .