Saturday, April 02, 2005

Pope John Paul II Near Death...

A request to all to join the Brahma Kumaris worldwide in sending powerful vibrations of peace to Pope John Paul II


Pope John Paul II Near Death
Pontiff's Heart and Kidneys Said to Be Failing

VATICAN CITY (April 1) - Pope John Paul II was near death Friday, his breathing shallow and his heart and kidneys failing, the Vatican said. Millions of faithful around the world knelt, crawled on their knees, bowed their heads and lit candles to pray for the 84-year-old pontiff.

''This evening or this night, Christ opens the door to the pope,'' Angelo Comastri, the pope's vicar general for Vatican City, told a crowd at St. Peter's Square, where up to 70,000 people prayed and stood vigil in the chilly night. Many tearfully gazed at John Paul's third-floor window, wrapping themselves in blankets.

The Vatican said Friday morning that John Paul was in ''very grave'' condition after suffering blood poisoning from a urinary tract infection the previous night, but that he was ''fully conscious and extraordinarily serene'' and declined to be hospitalized.

By Friday night, the pope's condition had worsened further, and he was suffering from kidney failure and shortness of breath but had not lost consciousness as of 9:30 p.m., the Vatican said.

Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragan, the Vatican's health minister, told Mexico's Televisa dal Vaticano that the pope ''is about to die.''

''I talked to the doctors and they told me there is no more hope,'' the Mexican cardinal told the television channel.
As word of his condition spread across the globe, special Masses celebrated the pope for transforming the Roman Catholic Church during his 26-year papacy and for his example in fearlessly confronting death.In Wadowice, Poland, people left school and work early and headed to church to pray for their native son.

''I want him to hold on, but it is all in God's hands now,'' said 64-year-old Elzbieta Galuszko at the church where the pope was baptized. ''We can only pray for him so he can pull through these difficult moments.''


Friday, April 01, 2005

Becoming a Role Model...Positive Quotes

The one who is able to become an example for others by living his life with quality is the one who becomes an inspiration to others. Then there is no need for so many words to express what has to be done. Whatever is required to be done will be done without having to be told. When I have the aim of becoming a role model, I not only improve myself, but also am able to give inspiration to others too. I find that the support and the cooperation comes very naturally and easily. So nothing is difficult for me as I am able to pool in everyone's resources without having to say anything.

Thursday, March 31, 2005

Receive Blessings, Good Wishes from Others

To see specialities is to receive blessings. Sometimes people are not able to use their specialities. But even at such times if one has the ability to see their specialities there is the ability to give courage and enthusiasm to them. One can provide them with such an environment that allows their own growth. So whatever the circumstances may be, there is progress. When I am able to see the positive aspect of others, I can keep my mind free from a major portion of negativity. The potential of my thoughts can be used fully for my own inner progress and I can therefore make a contribution for the others too. This earns me blessings and good wishes from others, which further enhances my own progress.

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Free from Seeing Negativity...

To be free from seeing negativity in others is to constantly maintain zeal and enthusiasm. Whenever one is busy with watching only what others are doing, one is caught up in the trap of negativity. There is so much of focus on only negativity that there is only carelessness which only takes away all enthusiasm and hence there is no appreciation of whatever comes up in life and there is no ability to enjoy the beauty of it. When I see others' negativity in a detached way, I am able to recognize the fact that to be careless means to lose out on the chance of making the best of the available resources. So this gives me the inspiration to be free from negativity myself and also there is the silent wish for others too to be free from it. So, I always maintain my zeal and enthusiasm and enjoy each and every moment of my life.

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Positive Feelings for Others...

To have positive feelings for others is to be saved from sorrow. Everyone has both positive qualities and negative qualities or weaknesses. But the one who is able to see others positivity is able to respond to this positivity. He is able to inspire them to recognize and use these positive qualities. His words are constantly encouraging, giving courage and enthusiasm. When I keep myself free from seeing negativity, I am able to keep myself free from sorrow too. My mind is filled with only good and positive things. I am never caught up with only problems but am able to easily find the solutions for them, however difficult or challenging they seem to be.

Monday, March 28, 2005

Learn from Others' Mistakes...

To learn from others' mistakes is to enjoy easy progress. When we see someone making a mistake, we usually judge the other person based on it. We begin to form an attitude towards that person which doesn't allow us either to learn, or to help others learn from what has happened. So we really are not able to experience as much progress as we should. I sometimes wait for my own experience to teach me what is right and what is wrong. But this would not be necessary when I am able to learn from others' mistakes too. So when I see someone making a mistake, instead of judging the person based on it I need to make use of it to take the learning and move forward.

Sunday, March 27, 2005

Be Positive Always...

You never have to be miserable because of someone else's bad attitude. Your own attitude is yours to control, and you can do with it what you please. Others will often attempt to draw you into their negativity. They may whine, scream, glare, pout, or call you all sorts of names, but never does it mean that you must pick up on any of it. You can lovingly and politely choose to stay positive. Simply realize that another person's negative attitude is that person's problem, and does not have to dictate your behavior in any way. The most powerful response to negativity is not more negativity. The most powerful, confident, effective response is to keep yourself focused on moving positively forward. Smile, and know that you are in control of how you feel, what you think and how you act. Offer your best, most sincerely positive face to the world, no matter what kind of faces you find looking back at you. Rather than being pulled down, you'll be lifting up. And that's a powerful, effective place to be.