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Finding peace in solitude

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Years ago, a friend of ours felt very frustrated and unhappy, and moved his family to a remote place near a forest. His wife became the breadwinner, while he stayed home to take care of their only son.

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Lessons from Denzel

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WASHINGTON. “If you pray for rain, you’ve got to deal with the mud, too.”

Denzel Washington reads the Bible and always speaks with sobriety. He once disclosed, “I did not go through the classic struggle because I had faith.”

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Time to prepare

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Here’s a true story narrated by a good friend of ours: He went on a business trip to India and made many friends. One day, an associate invited him to accompany him to the hospital where his father was rushed. After speaking with the hospital’s medical staff, the former disclosed, “The doctor says that my dad has stage four cancer and will not live long. My mother and brother have agreed not to tell my dad. But, I do not know what to do.”

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Hope springs

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No one is a lost cause. In Vedic literature, the wise sage Rupa Goswami says that hopelessness is detrimental to one’s spiritual life.

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Goal of learning

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March is graduation month, and students are happy that the school year has ended. After the hard work and sacrifice, parents, teachers and students can reflect on what they have achieved during the past months.

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Faultfinding

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Spiritual sages are wonderful to associate with, because they bring light and happiness into our midst. On the other hand, it’s difficult to associate with selfish and materialistic people, because they bring negativity and gloom.

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Lessons learned

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SMITH. “Love is the ultimate theme—and it isn’t just for women.”

Throughout life, people will disrespect you and treat you badly. Let God deal with the things they do, because hate in your heart can consume you.

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Love is

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Love is a most talked about topic in movies and books—but, it’s also the most misunderstood.

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Sandra says

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BULLOCK. “You get what you give.”

Sandra Bullock initially found fame because of her comedy films. But, some of her serious statements are eye-openers: I’m a true believer in karma. You get what you give—whether it’s bad or good. As connected as we are with technology, it has also removed us from having a human connection. I don’t think we are the only planet that has life.

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Cool proverbs to keep you warm

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The cold weather makes us yearn for warmth. May the following proverbs clear your mind and warm your hearts

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Meryl says

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STREEP. “Motherhood has a very humanizing effect.” AFP

Meryl Streep has not allowed fame and fortune to spoil her. Some of her memorable musings: The great gift of human beings is the power of empathy. Expensive clothes are a waste of money. I don’t follow fashion or understand trends.

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The games we play

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Do you want to take part in a supermarket game? In this true story, a guy was chosen to participate in a promotional game for a chance to win a lot of prizes. He was coached on its mechanics and was given five minutes to fill up a cart with any item he liked.

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