…..Kerala …… When Swami Vivekananda toured the state in 1897, he remarked, “I have walked into a lunatic asylum of castes.”
….his ears were pierced and gold earrings were inserted. This practice served both for decoration and the prevention of disease, particularly hernia.
The sadhu was in poor health and had an ulcerous sore on his leg. Balan [Swami Chinmayananda] was horrified to see that there were maggots on his wound. Just at that moment, one of the maggots fell off. The sadhy promptly picked up the creature and placed it back on his leg. “There, my son,” he said to the maggot. Then he looked straight into Balan’s eyes, and said to him, “Don’t you know that it is all only matter – matter feeding matter.”
Be Alert. Be Vigilant.
Let your mind be where your hands are.
I have never allowerd schooling to interfere with my education.
- Mark Twain
Men are born ignorant, not stupid; they are made stupid by education.
- Bertrand Russell