Things to do when kid has fever

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Cold Compresses

As soon as your baby develops a fever, the first thing to do is put a cool, wet washcloth on your baby’s forehead. As the water from the wet washcloth evaporates from the skin, it will draw the fever out and the temperature will come down quickly.

Put some cool tap water in a bowl.
Soak a clean washcloth in the water.
Wring out the excessive water, then place the wet cloth on the baby’s forehead.
Once the cloth warms, remove it and repeat again.
Do this until the fever has gone.
You can also use the damp washcloth to sponge areas like your baby’s armpits, feet, hands to reduce the temperature.

Note: Never use very cold or ice water, as it may cause the internal body temperature to increase.

Lukewarm Bath

A lukewarm bath will help relax a fussy baby and help regulate the body temperature. It will even help your baby sleep better, which is needed for faster recovery.

For babies younger than 6 months, give a lukewarm sponge bath 2 or 3 times a day.
For babies 6 months or older, give them a regular bath in lukewarm water a few times a day.
After each bath, dress your baby immediately.

Note: Never use very hot or cold water, as it may cause the internal body temperature to rise.

Breast Milk

For babies younger than 6 months old who have a fever, breast milk is very important. It offers a unique balance of nutrients that strengthens a baby’s weak immune system and is tailored to fight a baby’s illness.

Breast milk is quickly and easily digested. It will even keep a sick baby properly hydrated, which is essential for faster recovery.

Try to breastfeed your young baby frequently. If your baby refuses to nurse while experiencing a fever, try different nursing positions. You can keep the baby upright while breastfeeding to make your baby more comfortable during feeding sessions.
If your baby regularly refuses nursing, pump out the breast milk and feed it to your baby using a spoon or bottle.

Give More Fluids

For sick babies, it is important to increase fluid intake. Fluid will help cool them down and replace the fluid lost through sweating to prevent dehydration.

Dehydration may lead to various other complications and delay recovery.

Due to having a fever, babies may refuse large amounts of fluid at a time. So, try to give them smaller amounts more often.

Give oral rehydration solutions (either homemade or readily available in the market) along with lukewarm water to help replenish fluids and electrolytes.

Keep Your Baby in a Cool Place

When taking care of a sick baby, it’s important to keep a close eye on the room temperature. It should not be too hot or too cold.

Dress Your Infant Comfortably

Many parents make the mistake of bundling up their sick child with layers of clothes or extra blankets. This is something parents should avoiding doing, as it may keep the temperature from going down or even make it go higher.

Infants cannot regulate their temperature well, hence when bundled in layers, it will be harder for them to cool down once overheated. Too much clothing will even prevent radiating body heat into the surrounding air.

Dress your baby in one layer of lightweight clothing. If needed, use a light blanket when your baby is sleeping.

Also, keep your baby in a comfortable room, where the temperature is not too hot or too cool.

Foot Massage

Rubbing the soles of your sick baby’s feet with some warm oil is one of the best ways to calm your fussy baby. Apart from relaxation, it will promote better sleep, which is necessary for quick recovery.

Foot massage also helps regulate body temperature.

Rub some warm olive oil on the bottoms of your baby’s feet.
Apply gentle pressure on the soles with your thumbs.
Finally, give a nice massage to the whole foot.
Do this for just a couple of minutes and repeat as needed.
When it comes to foot massage, be careful not to do too much.

Basil

For bringing down a fever, basil is suitable for babies older than 1 year. The herb can help reduce the heat in the body. It works as a natural antibiotic and immune booster.

Boil a handful of basil leaves in 2 cups of water, until the solution is reduced to half. Add a little sugar and give it to your little one, a few times a day.
If your baby is big enough to chew basil leaves, give him or her some thoroughly washed basil leaves to chew at regular intervals.

Monitor Body Temperature

Another important thing when your baby is having a fever is to regularly monitor his or her body temperature with a thermometer.

Remedies for cold and cough:
Camphor

Heat coconut oil and add little powdered camphor in it. After it has cooled, pour 4 to 5 drops to your palm and apply it evenly over the chest of your little one. Please take care to use very little camphor as it may irritate the baby skin.

Eucalyptus oil

Allow the baby to inhale the eucalyptus oil.The oil can be also be sprinkled in the baby beddings.

Turmeric

For infants, take a dried turmeric piece and burn it in a candle or diya flame, allow the infant to inhale the smoke from the burning turmeric for a minute. The smoke arising from the burning turmeric will be like a thread only, so no fear of smoke inhalation!!!
For kids above 2 years, a little turmeric can be added to milk and given.

Garlic

Peel the skin of 2 garlic pods and allow them to steep in 50 ml of hot water for 10 minutes. Let it cool, feed 2 sips of the garlic water to your little one every 2 to 3 hours. This can be done for kids above 4 year.

Ginger

Ginger thins out the mucus and so is very helpful for treating blocked nose. Grate a small piece of ginger and add it to hot water and allow it to cool for about 10 min. This can be given to children above 2 years.

Chicken soup

Clear chicken soup can be given from 8 Month onwards.

Tulsi/Basil leaves

Tulsi leaves have great medicinal properties, they can be either added to water or milk. Allow them to soak in water for more than a hour and feed the water in sips to kids above 2 years.

Honey

For Babies above 1 year, a half a teaspoon of honey can be added to the milk and given twice a day.

Ajwain

Roast Ajwain on low flame in a pan, wrap it in a kerchief to make a potli and allow the kid to inhale it or hold it near the nose of infants.

Lemon

Lemon is rich in Vitamin C and helps in developing immunity. For babies above 1 year, mix lemon juice with honey and lots of water.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon has an antioxidant effect and acts as an effective antibacterial and antifungal agent. This can be given kids older than 1 years of age.
Mix 1 teaspoon of honey with 1/4 spoon of cinnamon, feed this mixture every 4 hours throughout the day when the first signs and symptoms of cold surface.

Mustard Oil

Mix 5 to 10 teaspoon of mustard oil with crushed garlic and ajwain seeds and tadka. After it is cooled, strain the mixture and store in a bottle. When needed, warm a little and apply on the child’s chest, forehead and throat.

Steam Inhalation

Never let the child do steam inhalation as done for adults. Fill the buckets or bathtub in the bathroom with piping hot water, hold the baby in the arms for 10 minutes in the steamy bathroom to thin out the phlegm.

Ghee

For dry cough, heat 2 tablespoon of ghee and add 2 to 3 pepper in it, grind it and give a little of it throughout the day. This can be given for children above 1 year.

Author: Saranya

I’m HomeMaker and a mother of 1 year old baby girl. I have 6 yrs of IT experience with Accenture and IGATE and currently taken break to take care of my little one. I have an interest towards home made ancient recipes which is very healthy for kids and adults and hence started preparing all those at home and thought of sharing the same with all parents.

Life is full of various experiences, understand to enjoy it.

Life is a beautiful journey, just enjoy travelling every experience that comes your way.

Forwarded by : Roopa Prasanna  || Source : Unknown

the journey

The grass is happy in the fields and feel that everything is going fine. It thanks its creator, the God.Suddenly a cow comes and eats the grass. The grass is scared to enter into the mouth of the cow where it is crushed. The grass suffers.

After sometime, it gets converted into milk and is collected in a vessel. It feels happy that it has got settled in a new place in a new form and its value has been added.

A drop of curd is dropped inside the milk and it starts getting converted into curd.The milk feels that its situation becomes worse. The milk suffers in this process and settles in the form of curd. It gets churned and in this process suffers and becomes buttermilk and butter.
The butter smells good and is happy in this form. and thanks God for having added value in its life.

Suddenly, it is put a vessel and gets heated. It feels the heat, cries and after sometime it becomes ghee. It is transported to a new place in which the roads are full of potholes. Finally reaches a temple where it is poured on Lord. It worries whether it is in right path or not. But , When it reaches the feet of Lord, it feels the bliss.

Thus,Life is a journey which is full of happy and bitter experiences and the destiny is to reach the feet of God. Bitter experiences – Sufferings are blessings in disguise to transform us into better human beings. Lack of clarity of this understanding is suffering.

Author: Priyadarshini Somasundar

Priyadarshini is an Engineering graduate in Electronics and Communication. She used work for Dell, Later shifted to Chennai after marriage and worked in Ericsson as system analyst. I have always been passionate about our tradition and curious to know about our ancient wisdom and practices, which made me join this group.

Article by Adi Shankara on Maturity

Forwarded by : Velu Jayaprakash || Source : Unknown

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What is maturity? – by Adi Shankara

1. Maturity is when you stop trying to change others, instead focus on changing yourself.

2. Maturity is when you accept people as they are.

3. Maturity is when you understand everyone is right in their own perspective.

4. Maturity is when you learn to “let go”.

5. Maturity is when you are able to drop “expectations” from a relationship and give for the sake of giving.

6. Maturity is when you understand whatever you do, you do for your own peace.

7. Maturity is when you stop proving to the world, how intelligent you are.

8. Maturity is when you don’t seek approval from others.

9. Maturity is when you stop comparing with others.

10. Maturity is when you are at peace with yourself.

11. Maturity is when you are able to differentiate between “need” and “want” and are able to let go of your wants.

Last but most meaningful !

12. You gain Maturity when you stop attaching “happiness” to material things !!

Wishing all a happy matured life.

Author: Priyadarshini Somasundar

Priyadarshini is an Engineering graduate in Electronics and Communication. She used work for Dell, Later shifted to Chennai after marriage and worked in Ericsson as system analyst. I have always been passionate about our tradition and curious to know about our ancient wisdom and practices, which made me join this group.

What anger can do to you?

A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control. – PROVERBS 29:11

Forwarded by : Krishnaja || Source : Unknown

anger
As a carpenter went home after shutting down his workshop, a black poisonous cobra entered his workshop.
The cobra was hungry and hoped to find its supper lurking somewhere within. It slithered from one end to another and accidentally bumped into a double-edged metal axe and got very slightly injured.

In anger and seeking revenge, the snake bit the axe with full force. What could a bite do to a metallic axe? Instead the cobra’s mouth started bleeding.

Out of fury and arrogance, the cobra tried its best to strangle and kill the object that was causing it pain by wrapping itself very tightly around the blades.

The next day when the carpenter opened the workshop, he found a seriously cut, dead cobra wrapped around the axe blades.

The cobra died not because of someone else’s fault but faced these consequences merely because of its own anger and wrath.
Sometimes when angry, we try to cause harm to others but as time passes by, we realise that we have caused more harm to ourselves.

For a happy life, it’s best we should learn to ignore and overlook some things, people, incidents, affairs and matters.
It is not necessary that we show a reaction to everything. Step back and ask yourself if the matter is really worth responding or reacting to.
People that show no inclination to change, are best handled with silence and prayer.
This is really good story and could help us take some good decisions.

Author: Priyadarshini Somasundar

Priyadarshini is an Engineering graduate in Electronics and Communication. She used work for Dell, Later shifted to Chennai after marriage and worked in Ericsson as system analyst. I have always been passionate about our tradition and curious to know about our ancient wisdom and practices, which made me join this group.

Words of wisdom : Osho on Parenting

An unexceptional parenting advice by Osho. Live and let live.

Forwarded by : Honey Jones || Source : Osho

Unconditional Love

You will be gone soon but the children will be here. And nobody can manage anybody else’s life. Though they are with you, yet they belong not to you. You may give them your love but not your thoughts for they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit even in your dreams. God will take care. It is none of your business to be too concerned. Whatsoever we can do, we do, but one should not hanker about things going the way you want. That is very egoistic.

You have given birth to a child, but once he is out of the womb he is free of you. First he depended for his breath on you when he was in the womb. Then he will take his own breath.

You don’t say,
‘What are you doing? Are you trying to be free of me? Trying to be independent?’

You feel happy that your child is breathing.

First he will take milk from you, then one day he will start eating on his own.

First he will go on clinging to your apron and then one day he will leave it.

You will be happy because the child is growing, becoming mature. Then finally one day he falls in love with a woman.
He has found his woman, so he will go on his own way.

Bless them, and whatsoever happens they have to find their own life and their own meaning to life.

Now you are free.Just try to find your meaning, your life, your goals, and devote the few days that are left to the search of the ultimate.

Don’t be concerned with ordinary things. I have never seen a single parent who is happy about their children. I have heard a Jewish joke..

A Jewish woman died and the first thing she asked when she got to heaven was if she could see Mary. So it was arranged. She went to see Mary and said, ”I have only one question to ask. You must be the happiest woman in the world. Your son is worshipped by millions.” Mary said, ”What! I always wanted him to become a doctor”.

Nobody is ever happy. Even the father of Buddha was not happy. He was very very annoyed because his son turned out to be a beggar. He became a sannyasi and the father was hoping he would become an emperor. He crushed all his father’s hopes.

One thing is certain that the child is not here to fulfill your expectations.
The child is here with his own destiny, and he will unfold his own destiny. You are trying somehow to direct his destiny and that is going to be frustrating. So if the child becomes a thief or a murderer, of course the parents feel bad, and it looks logical.

But even if he becomes a Jesus or a Buddha, then too they feel frustrated
because they have their own ideas and the children try to do their own thing.

Accept it and bless them. They have to find their own ways

Who are we to interfere? And how can we?

Pray for them but leave them on their own. You try to grow yourself.

Author: Priyadarshini Somasundar

Priyadarshini is an Engineering graduate in Electronics and Communication. She used work for Dell, Later shifted to Chennai after marriage and worked in Ericsson as system analyst. I have always been passionate about our tradition and curious to know about our ancient wisdom and practices, which made me join this group.

Hanuman : The true hero

Forwarded by : Rakhi || Source : Unknown

Hanuman
When Valmiki completed his Ramayana, Narada wasn’t impressed. ‘It is good, but Hanuman’s is better’, he said.

‘That monkey has written the Ramayana too!’, Valmiki didn’t like this at all, and wondered whose Ramayana was better. So he set out to find Hanuman.

In Kadali-vana, grove of plantains, he found Ramayana inscribed on seven broad leaves of a banana tree.

He read it and found it to be perfect. The most exquisite choice of grammar and vocabulary, metre and melody. He couldn’t help himself. He started to cry.

‘Is it so bad?’ asked Hanuman
‘No, it is so good’, said Valmiki
‘Then why are you crying?’asked Hanuman.

‘Because after reading your Ramayana no one will read my Ramayana,’ replied Valmiki.

Hearing this Hanuman simply tore up the seven banana leaves stating,     ” Now no one will ever read Hanuman’s Ramayana.”

Hanuman said, ‘You need your Ramayana more than I need mine. You wrote your Ramayana so that the world remembers Valmiki; I wrote my Ramayana so that I remember Ram.’

At that moment he realized how he had been consumed by the desire for validation through his work.

He had not used the work to liberate himself from the fear of invalidation. He had not appreciated the essence of Ram’s tale to unknot his mind.
His Ramayana was a product of ambition; but Hanuman’s Ramayana was a product of affection.
That’s why Hanuman’s Ramayana sounded so much better. Valmiki realized that “Greater than Ram….. is the idea of Ram!!!! ”
( राम से बड़ा राम का नाम ).

This story tells us that…. There are people like Hanuman who don’t want to be famous. They just do their jobs and fulfill their purpose.
So lets not be like Valmiki, thinking our ”Ramayana” is the best.

There are many unsung “Hanumans” too…in our life…

Author: Priyadarshini Somasundar

Priyadarshini is an Engineering graduate in Electronics and Communication. She used work for Dell, Later shifted to Chennai after marriage and worked in Ericsson as system analyst. I have always been passionate about our tradition and curious to know about our ancient wisdom and practices, which made me join this group.

Ginger massage for Kidney failure

A boon for all kidney failure patients . A miraculous ,simple treatment which will help restore the kidney functions.

Forwarded by : Shwetha SG || Source : Unknown

dialysis
Ginger Massage best for Kidney failure, dialysis patients.
Thiruvananthapuram: India is gifted with rich sources of traditional medicine which require documentation, conservation and scientific validation.

This ginger therapy was followed from the book, Ayurveda Secrets of healing by Maya Tiwari. This was introduced by S. Pari, a software engineer,for his father G. Shanmugam who suffered from kidney failure. The post on youtube claims that it restored the failed kidney function to the normal level and he stopped dialysis.

Procedure for Ginger Massage

1. Take 125 g of washed ginger and cut them into pieces and grind in a mixie.

2. Put this crushed ginger in a white cloth and tie it.

3. Boil about 3 litres of water. When bubbles come, put the cloth tied ginger into the boiled water. Close the hot pot with a plate.

4. Keep the stove in sim (low flame) for 20-30 minutes.

5. Put off the stove and leave the pot in the closed condition for 5 minutes.

6. Bring the ginger water pot near the patient and ask the patient to lie down on his stomach exposing the back. (Stomach down posture)

7. Soak a small Turkish towel (Bath towel) in the hot ginger water, squeeze it partially and spread the towel over the lower portion of the patient’s back.

8. Remove the towel when it cools (or dried) out to warm stage and squeeze it into another vessel. Again soak it in the hot ginger water and put it on the patient’s back.

Please note every time before putting the towel on patient’s back, close the ginger vessel immediately to avoid loss of heat.

9. Repeat the above steps 7 & 8 till the water becomes warm for about 20-30 minutes.

10. When the massaging is over, wipe the back and gently rub the massaged area with 4 -5 drops of Gingili oil (Sesame Oil).

11. Discard the used ginger and water.

*Advised to monitor Urea,Creatinine, Hemoglobulin level in Blood every month.
*Monitor also the Colour, Odour and Volume of Urine.

Your urine output will increase and clinically you feel energetic too
We will appreciate if you circulate this to others, if found useful.

This is a non-profit service disseminated by Shanmugam Foundation and for further details contact by email at ginger.uses@gmail.com, curetrust@gmail.com.

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Author: Priyadarshini Somasundar

Priyadarshini is an Engineering graduate in Electronics and Communication. She used work for Dell, Later shifted to Chennai after marriage and worked in Ericsson as system analyst. I have always been passionate about our tradition and curious to know about our ancient wisdom and practices, which made me join this group.

Simple and effective home remedies for BP,Diabetics,Acidity,Headache and Cholestrol

Forwarded by : Swati Raval || Source : Unknown

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Natural Therapy For Headaches ! In about 5 minutes, your headache will go…

The nose has a left and a right side. We use both to inhale and exhale. Actually they are different. You’ll be able to feel the difference.

The right side represents the sun. The left side represents the moon.

During a headache, try to close your right nose and use your left nose to breathe.In about 5 mins, your headache will go.

If you feel tired, just reverse, close your left nose and breathe through your right nose. After a while, you will feel your mind is refreshed.

Right side belongs to ‘hot’, so it gets heated up easily. Left side belongs to ‘cold’.

Most females breathe with their left noses, so they get “cooled off” faster. Most of the guys breathe with their right noses, they get worked up.

Do you notice, the moment you awake, which side breathes better?
Left or right ?
If left is better, you will feel tired. So, close your left nose and use your right nose for breathing. You will feel refreshed quickly.

Do you suffer from continual headaches?
Try out this breathing therapy.

Close your right nose and breathe through your left nose. Your headaches will be gone. Continued the exercise for one month.

Why not give it a try…. a natural therapy without medication.

CURE FOR ACIDITY
Acidity, it is said, is worse than Cancer. It is one of the most common disease people encounter in their daily life. The home remedy for Acidity is Raw Grains of Rice.

Process:
1. Take 8 – 10 grains of raw uncooked rice

2. Swallow it with water before having your breakfast or eating anything in the morning

3. Do this for 21 days to see effective results and continuously for 3 months to eliminate acidity from the body

Cure:
Reduces acid levels in the body and makes you feel better by the day.

CURE FOR CHOLESTEROL
Cholesterol problem accompanies with Hypertension and Heart Problems. This is also one of the common problems in people who have High Blood Pressure and Diabetes. The home remedy for Cholesterol problem is RAW SUPARI.

Process:
1. Take Raw Supari (Betel Nut that is not flavoured) and slice them or make pieces of the same.
2. Chew it for about 20 – 40 minutes after every meal.
3. Spit it out.

Cure:
When you chew the supari, the saliva takes in the juice that is generated and this acts like a Blood Thinner. Once your blood becomes free flowing, it brings down the pressure in the blood flow, thereby reducing Blood Pressure too.

CURE FOR BLOOD PRESSURE:
One of the simple home remedy cure for Blood Pressure is Methi Seeds or Fenugreek Seeds.

Process:
1. Take a pinch of Raw Fenugreek Seeds, about 8 – 10 seeds.
2. Swallow it with water before taking your breakfast, every morning.

Cure:
The seeds of Fenugreek are considered good to reduce the blood pressure.

CURE FOR DIABETES
There are two home remedies for Diabetes. One is Ladies Finger and the other is Black Tea.

BLACK TEA: Due to high medication, the organ that is worst affeccted is the Kidney. It has been observed that Black Tea (tea without milk, sugar or lemon) is good for the Kidney. Hence a cup of black tea every morning is highly advisable.

Process:
1. Boil water along with the tea leaves (any tea leaves will do).
2. Drink the concoction without addingmilk, sugar or lemon.

Cure:
Black Tea will help in enhancing the function of the kidney, thereby not affecting it more.

LADIES FINGER or OKRA:
Ladies finger is considered to be a good home medicine for diabetes.

Process:
1. Slit the ladies finger into 2 halves vertically and soak it in water overnight.
2. The next morning, remove the ladies fingers and drink the water, before eating your breakfast.

Cure:
After the ladies fingers are soaked overnight in the water, you can observe that the water becomes sticky in the morning. This sticky water is considered to be good for people who suffer from Diabetes.

First follow it,if you see the results please Pass it on…save this in ur notes or wherever so u can read it again.Many people may benefitted from this…

Author: Priyadarshini Somasundar

Priyadarshini is an Engineering graduate in Electronics and Communication. She used work for Dell, Later shifted to Chennai after marriage and worked in Ericsson as system analyst. I have always been passionate about our tradition and curious to know about our ancient wisdom and practices, which made me join this group.

Parenting tips

“It is not what you do for your chidren, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings” – Ann Landers

Forwarded by : Satya || Source : Unknown

Take my hand

Dear parents, give your finger to support your child not your entire hand to hold for life time else they never be able to survive without you. If you want to make your child independent and confident in future, follow the below steps from now.

  1. Don’t feed your child let him eat by himself. Let them starve to develop sense of hunger.
  2. Let them wear their clothes on their own, you can help a little. Let them pack garden bag.
  3. Let them to choose which color things they want. This helps them to develop decision making power in them.
  4. Let them pack their school bag, if they forget anything let them face situation so from very young age they become very particular.
  5. In school if they have not completed their books, please don’t call other parents, but tell the child to copy from friends’ book next day. This creates realization as to how it feels if they don’t complete the books and will make them responsible.
  6. Never ever sit with your child when he is doing homework otherwise even in 10th standard also child will need your help he /she will never develop confidence.
  7. Whenever you make monthly budget involve your child. Discuss what is your income, how much you need to save? Why you need to save? .This develops planning sense and awareness in the child from a very young age and definitely he/she will never do unnecessary expense.
  8. Let them make their own decisions in set boundary, it develops freedom.

Author: Priyadarshini Somasundar

Priyadarshini is an Engineering graduate in Electronics and Communication. She used work for Dell, Later shifted to Chennai after marriage and worked in Ericsson as system analyst. I have always been passionate about our tradition and curious to know about our ancient wisdom and practices, which made me join this group.

A convincing explanation on Neivedhyam

Even when I was young I used to wonder about Neivedhyam to God and have asked my parents.. Will God come and eat and even waited curiously to see HIM in action. But then my parents were not able to give me an acceptable explanation. I was just advised to have BELIEF.

Forwarded by : Sapna Rangarajan || Source : Unknown

Offerings...

Here is a very good explanation with which we can convince our kids…     A Guru-Sishya conversation:

The sishya who doesn’t believe in God, asked his Guru this:                 “Does God accept our ‘Neivedhyam’? If God eats away the ‘prasadham’ then from where can we distribute it to others? Does God really consume the ‘prasadham’, Guruji?”.The Guru did not say anything. Instead, asked the student to prepare for classes.

That day, the Guru was teaching his class about the ‘Upanishads’.He taught them the ‘mantra’:”poornamadham, poornamidham, poornasya poornaadaaya….” and explained that: ‘everything came out from “Poorna or Totality.” (of Ishavasya Upanishad).Later, everyone was instructed to practice the mantra by-heart.

So, all the boys started practicing. After a while, the Guru came back and asked that very student who had raised his doubt about Neivedya to recite the mantra without seeing the book, which they did.

Now the Guru gave a smile and asked this particular sishya who didn’t believe in God. Did each of you really by-heart everything as it is in the book? The sishya said: “Yes!! Guruji”, I’ve recited whatever is written as in the book.  The Guru asked: If you have taken every word into your mind then how come the words are still there in the book?

He then explained: “The words in your mind are in the SOOKSHMA STHITI (unseen form). The words in the book are there in the STOOLASTHITI (seen form).

God too is in the ‘Sooksma sthiti’. The offerings made to Him is done in ‘Stoola sthiti’. Thus, God takes the food in ‘Sookshmam’.

Hence, the food doesn’t become any less in quantity. While GOD takes it in the Sookshma sthiti, we take it as ‘prasadam’ in ‘stoola sthiti’.Hearing this the sishya felt guilty for his disbelief in God and surrendered himself to his GURU.

Author: Priyadarshini Somasundar

Priyadarshini is an Engineering graduate in Electronics and Communication. She used work for Dell, Later shifted to Chennai after marriage and worked in Ericsson as system analyst. I have always been passionate about our tradition and curious to know about our ancient wisdom and practices, which made me join this group.