Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Patience with family is love....!!!

Fwd: Dealing with an Insult‏

This is one of the most beautiful message that I would have forwarded to you - navendren

DEALING with INSULT….Lord Buddha

Beautiful Quotes

If you are right then there is no need to get angry
And if you are wrong then you don't have any right to get angry.

Patience with family is love,
Patience with others is respect,
Patience with self is confidence
Patience with GOD is faith.!!!

Never Think Hard about PAST,
It brings Tears...
Don't Think more about FUTURE,
It brings Fears...
Live this Moment with a Smile,
It brings Cheers.!!!!

Every test in our life makes us bitter or better,
Every problem comes to make us or break us,
Choice is our whether we become victim or victorious !!!

Search a beautiful heart not a beautiful face.
Beautiful things are not always good
but good things are always beautiful.

Remember me like pressed flower in your Notebook.
It may not be having any fragrance
but will remind you of my existence forever in your life.

Monday, April 9, 2012

A recent study has suggested that the conditions caused by a mild drought might have been the reason for the collapse of the Mayan civilization.!!!

Mayan civilization was wiped out by drought - study

A recent study has suggested that the conditions caused by a mild drought might have been the reason for the collapse of the Mayan civilization. The research published in the journal Nature says a continuous 25 to 40 percent drop in rainfall reduced water supplies in the homeland of the ancient Maya civilization located in what is now Southern Mexico and Guatemala.

Researchers at the Yucatan Centre for Scientific Research in Southern Mexico and the University of Southampton used modeling techniques in order to estimate the rates of rainfall and evaporation between 800 and 950 CE, the decline period of Maya civilization.

Ancient Mayan civilization. Picture courtesy: Press TV

“These reductions amount to only 25 to 40 percent in annual rainfall, but they were large enough for evaporation to become dominant over rainfall, and open water was rapidly reduced,” said Professor Eelco Rohling of Southampton University.

“Societal disruptions and abandonment of cities are likely consequences of critical water shortages, especially because there seems to have been a rapid repetition of multi-year droughts,” he added.

Scientists have been analyzing different factors that could have been involved in the collapse of the classic Maya civilization for years offering theories such as social unrest, disease and deforestation.

Meanwhile, experts with the Mexico's National Institute of History and Anthropology (INAH) have found an inscription which refers to the Mayan 2012 prophesy.

The Mayan brick which was found near the Comalcalco ruins in southern Mexico, is about 1,300 years old and is said to have been laid facing inward or concealed with stucco, implying it was not meant to be seen.

This is the second reference to the date in Mayan glyphs. The first one was a stone tablet from the Tortuguero site in the Gulf coast state of Tabasco.

Although some experts say the date carved on the fragment is another reference to the Mayan 2012 apocalypse, many others still doubt that it is a definite reference to December 21, 2012 or December 23, 2012, the dates cited by proponents of the theory as the possible end of the world.

“I believe the date inscribed on the brick is a ‘Calendar Round,’ a combination of a day and month position that will repeat every 52 years,” said David Stuart, a specialist in Mayan epigraphy at the University of Texas at Austin.

Both Tortuguero tablet and the Comalcalco brick, were probably carved about 1,300 years ago and both are cryptic in some ways, experts claim.

The study suggests that the Tortuguero inscription describes something that is supposed to occur in 2012 involving Bolon Yokte, a mysterious Mayan god associated with both war and creation.

Some experts read the last eroded glyphs as perhaps saying, “He will descend from the sky.”

“Comalcalco Brick had been discovered several years ago and has been subject to thorough study. It is not on display and is being kept in storage at the institute,” said the spokesman for National Institute of Anthropology and History, Arturo Mendez.

The institute's experts say the Mayans saw time as a series of cycles that began and ended with regularity, but with nothing apocalyptic at the end of a given cycle.

“According to the Mayan concept, every 13 b'aktunoob ‘(which together account for 5,200 years) the cosmos is regenerated, completing a cycle of creation,” INAH said in a statement.

Meanwhile, according to Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), the team found an “important concentration” of graves along with architectural structures, ceramic pieces, lithic fragments and human burial sites in the rural community of Sitpach, some five kilometers east of the state capital of Merida.

Experts say the pieces date back to the Maya's Late Preclassic period, which “changes the previous chronology for this Maya region” in that part of the country, INAH said in a statement.

Press TV

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Sunday, April 1, 2012


by Bas Baskaran,CHICAGO,USA

The Stranger

A few years after I was born, my Dad met a stranger

who was new to our small town. From the beginning,

Dad was fascinated with this enchanting newcomer

and soon invited him to live with our family. The

stranger was quickly accepted and was around

from then on.

As I grew up, I never questioned his place in my

family. In my young mind, he had a special niche.

My parents were complementary instructors: Mom

taught me good from evil, and Dad taught me to obey.

But the stranger... he was our storyteller. He would

keep us spellbound for hours on end with adventures,

mysteries and comedies.

If I wanted to know anything about politics, history

or science, he always knew the answers about the past,

understood the present and even seemed able to predict

the future! He took my family to the first major league

ball game. He made me laugh, and he made me cry. The

stranger never stopped talking, but Dad didn't seem

to mind.

Sometimes, Mom would get up quietly while the rest of

us were shushing each other to listen to what he had to

say, and she would go to the kitchen for peace and quiet.

(I wonder now if she ever prayed for the stranger to leave.)

Dad ruled our household with certain moral convictions,

but the stranger never felt obligated to honor them.

Profanity, for example, was not allowed in our home - not

from us, our friends or any visitors. Our long time visitor, however, got away with four-letter words that burned my

ears and made my dad squirm and my mother blush.

My Dad didn't permit the liberal use of alcohol but the

stranger encouraged us to try it on a regular basis. He made cigarettes look cool, cigars manly, and pipes distinguished.

He talked freely (much too freely!) about sex. His comments

were sometimes blatant, sometimes suggestive, and generally embarrassing.

I now know that my early concepts about relationships were influenced strongly by the stranger. Time after time, he

opposed the values of my parents, yet he was seldom rebuked... And NEVER asked to leave.

More than fifty years have passed since the stranger moved

in with our family. He has blended right in and is not nearly

as fascinating as he was at first. Still, if you could walk into

my parents' den today, you would still find him sitting over

in his corner, waiting for someone to listen to him talk and

watch him draw his pictures.

His name?....
We just call him 'TV.'

(Note: This should be required
reading for every household!)

He has a wife now....we call her 'Computer.'

Their first child is "Cell Phone".

Second child "I Pod "




How many do you have? T. V., Computer, Cell Phone, i pod, i PAD, etc.?