Michael Rogge,originally from Amsterdam,who was staying in Hongkong and in japan,visited Kerala,70 years back ,video graphed this beautiful video,which vividly picturise various aspects of using parts of cocconut tree for producing various products.Kerala, located on the Southwestern tip of India, enjoys unique geographical features that have made it fondly referred to as ‘God’s Own Country’, Kerala was selected by the National Geographic Traveller as one of the 50 destinations of a lifetime and one of the thirteen paradises in the world.
Kerala is actually named after the coconut tree with “Kera” meaning Coconut tree and “Alam” meaning land so means “Land of Coconut Trees”. In Kerala, the coconut tree is called as “Kalpa Vriksham” which essentially means all parts of a Coconut tree is useful some way or other The trees have many uses; their leaves are used to make sheds, baskets, and doormats, the husk for making coir, the shell for making ladles and spoons, and fruits used for making hair oil or for eating. Coconut is a staple ingredient in many Kerala dishes and coconut oil is widely consumed and its sap used to make drinks such as coconut toddy (an alcoholic beverage not as strong as wine.Coconut is also used for making coconut paste which is essential for making traditional curryes. Its wood for making furniture.
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I was watching “The Power of Persistence Part 2 -by Reinhard Bonnke in YouTube.
unexpectedly I got a feeling of fire, a cool ‘burning bush’ within my heart
Anatomically it is very difficult to locate the area,
it is behind the sternum, the lower part of the sternum.
it is a kind of burning sensation…but cool,
a kind of pulsating electricity due to
so much electrical activities in solar plexus
This celestial experience of a touch with God’s being
is difficult to explain.
it is a kind of extra sensory perception
a perception with sixth sense
a sense of soul…..or spirit.(both are indistinguishable for me)
a perception without any external sensory stimuli.
I asked him…..God ,if you can give this kind of perception
why cant you appear in front of me?
He never replied
he was so silent
I know ….a person without faith cant please God
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In my childhood,
My Grandma told me,
There are Angels.
They visit earth once in a while.
And they collect tears from sorrowful hearts
in heavenly bottles,
And in lonely nights of deep sigh,
They will shower it back…..
these tears as sparkling diamonds of new hope….
I asked her….
When will I meet such an angel…?
Dont you see the sparkling diamonds in the sky?
“To see the angels…..
Dear, wait…with a loving heart.
She will come to you..oneday in your life time.
When she comes…..
Embrace her with your loving heart”.
Then she kissed me on my forehead.
And whispered..”My precious diamond”….
I could see sparkling sky in her eyes.
“When angels visit us, we do not hear the rustle of wings, nor feel the feathery touch of the breast of a dove; but we know their presence by the love they create in our hearts”*
(*The quote courtesy, MARY BAKER EDDY, Poems by Mary Baker Eddy)
( painting of Ovanes Berberian)
There are Parents based Prevention programs,to save young children from drug abuse:-
By teaching parents better family communication skills,
Learning appropriate discipline styles,
Monitoring children’s activities,
Breaking early behaviors that could be signs of drug abuse in the future,.
Getting to know their friends,
Understanding their problems and concerns,
Being involved in their learning,
Teaching assertive skills to refuse drugs……
The most importance one,good parent-child relationship .
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Let me catch the moon
showering the moonlight,
a heaven of dreamy love
to swing in wings of the mighty wind.
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