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Laughter is key to your mental wellness. It can pick you up, keep you positive and bust stress, all within minutes. Laughter is an Instant Vacation is a book designed to do all of those. It is filled with 250 humorous quotes, paired with very funny photos. Need a sample? Enjoy!
Laughter is an Instant Vacation
“Housework can’t kill you, but why take a chance?”
“Adults are always asking little kids what they want to be when they grow up because they’re looking for ideas.”
“I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, ‘Where’s the self-help section?’ She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose.”
“He who falls in love with himself will have no rivals.”
“The odds of going to the store for a loaf of bread and coming out with only a loaf of bread are three billion to one.”
“If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?”
“The best time to give advice to your children is while they’re still young enough to believe you know what you’re talking about.”
“I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.”
“It’s amazing that the amount of news that happens in the world every day always just exactly fits the newspaper.”
“The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.”
“The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.”
“I can resist everything except temptation”
“Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.”
“If you love something, set it free. Unless it’s chocolate. Never release chocolate.”
“Laughter is the best medicine for a long and happy life. He who laughs – lasts!”
-Wilford A. Peterson
(contributed by: Mohan Rao on 04.02.2012)Find out how Laughter is key to your mental wellness. It can pick you up, keep you positive and bust stress, all within minutes. Laughter is an Instant Vacation is a book designed to do all of those. It is filled with 250 humorous quotes, paired with very funny photos. Need a sample? Enjoy! Laughter is an ...
Al Bidda Park
West Bay Buildings
Museum of Islamic Art
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Doha City Center
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Rameswaram (Tamil: இராமேஸ்வரம், is a town in Ramanathapuram district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is located on Pamban Island separated from mainland India by the Pamban channel and is about 50 kilometres from Mannar Island, Sri Lanka. Pamban Island, also known as Rameswaram Island, is connected to mainland India by the Pamban Bridge. Rameswaram is the terminus of the railway line from Chennai and Madurai. Together with Kashi, it is considered to be one of the holiest places in India to Hindus, and part of the Char Dham pilgrimages. Hence, it is a bustling pilgrim centre.
It is situated in the Gulf of Mannar at the very tip of the Indian peninsula. According to legend, this is the place from where Lord Rama built a bridge Ram Setu (also known as Adam’s Bridge) across the sea to Lanka to rescue his consort Sita from her abductor Ravana. Both the Vaishnavites and Shaivites visit this pilgrimage centre which is known as the Varanasi of the south.
It has an average elevation of 10 metres (32 feet). The religious island is spread in an area of 61.8 square kilometres and happens to be in the shape of a conch. The Ramanatha Swamy Temple occupies major area of Rameshwaram.
The beach of Rameswaram is famous for its beautiful sea featured with no waves at all. The sea waves rise to a maximum height of 3 cm and the view looks like a very big river. Legend has it that Lord Ram of Ramayana prayed to the sea god to pave the way for Lanka. The sea god granted a boon saying that he will make the sea waves less to aid him in building a rock bridge.
Rameswaram has dry tropical climate, with average annual rainfall 94 cm, mostly from North East monsoon from October to January. The temperature is around 30°C to 35°C. The highest ever temperature recorded at Pamban station was 37°C and the lowest was 17°C.
Places to see
Ramarpadm – Footsteps of Lord Rama
Ramarpaadham Temple, Rameshwaram
Ramarpaadham Temple, Rameshwaram
Ramarpaadham Temple, Rameshwaram
Naga Idols at Ram Temple, Rameshwaram
Lakshman Theertham, Rameshwaram. In the background Rameswaram TV Tower, the tallest tower of India
Sita Kund – Pond named after Sita
Floating stones (Hanuman Temple)
Sugreevar theertham, Lotus pond on the way to Ramar Padham
Corridor of 1000 pillars
(source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rameswaram)Rameswaram (Tamil: இராமேஸ்வரம், is a town in Ramanathapuram district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is located on Pamban Island separated from mainland India by the Pamban channel and is about 50 kilometres from Mannar Island, Sri Lanka. Pamban Island, also known as Rameswaram Island, is connected to mainland India by the Pamban ...
Sikhism (/ˈsɪkᵻzəm/), or Sikhi (Punjabi: ਸਿੱਖੀ Sikkhī, pronounced , from Sikh, meaning a “disciple”, or a “learner”), is a monotheistic religion originated in the Punjab region of the Indian Subcontinent during the 15th century.The fundamental beliefs of Sikhism, articulated in the sacred scripture Guru Granth Sahib, include faith and meditation on the name of the one creator, unity and equality of all humankind, engaging in selfless service, striving for social justice for the benefit and prosperity of all, and honest conduct and livelihood while living a householder’s life. Being one of the youngest amongst the major world religions, with 25-28 million adherents worldwide, Sikhism is the ninth-largest religion in the world.
Sikhism is based on the spiritual teachings of Guru Nanak, the first Guru, and the ten successive Sikh gurus. After the death of the tenth Guru, Guru Gobind Singh, the Sikh scripture, Guru Granth Sahib, became the literal embodiment of the eternal, impersonal Guru, where the scripture’s word serves as the spiritual guide for Sikhs. An Indian religion, Sikhism rejects claims that any particular religious tradition has a monopoly on Absolute Truth.
Sikhism emphasizes simran (meditation on the words of the Guru Granth Sahib), that can be expressed musically through kirtan or internally through Nam Japo (repeat God’s name) as a means to feel God’s presence, and to have control over the “Five Thieves” (lust, rage, greed, attachment and conceit). Hand in hand, secular life is considered to be intertwined with the spiritual life. Guru Nanak taught that living an “active, creative, and practical life” of “truthfulness, fidelity, self-control and purity” is above the metaphysical truth, and that the ideal man is one who “establishes union with God, knows His Will, and carries out that Will”. He also established the system of the langar, or communal kitchen, in order to demonstrate the need to share and have equality between all people. Guru Hargobind, the sixth Sikh Guru, established the political/temporal (Miri) and spiritual (Piri) realms to be mutually coexistent.
The development of Sikhism was influenced by the Bhakti movement, however, Sikhism was not simply an extension of the Bhakti movement. Sikhism developed while the region was being ruled by the Mughal Empire. Two of the Sikh gurus – Guru Arjan and Guru Tegh Bahadur, after they refused to convert to Islam, were tortured and executed by the Mughal rulers. The Islamic era persecution of Sikhs triggered the founding of the Khalsa, as an order for freedom of conscience and religion. A Sikh is expected to embody the qualities of a “Sant-Sipāhī” – a saint-soldier.
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