As soon as we entered the park we saw this beautiful deity of Lord Ganesha. In India, Hindus worship Lord Ganesha before starting any new work. We pray to Lord Ganesha to remove any obstacles that might potentially hinder our work either on a physical, mental or other level. So I thought it was quite appropriate to have this beautiful idol at the entrance. It definitely helps us develop a positive mindset as we start our day.
The fact that Lord Ganesha has an elephant head is symbolic. I have just take an excerpt of an explanation of the big ears for Ganesha from another website http://urday.in/ganesha.htm
PURPOSE OF LONG EARS
One of many names for Lord Ganesha is Surpakarna, the one with big,flappy ears. A flapper (Surpa) is an indigenous implement to winnow the grains. It removes all the unwanted matter from the grains, Hence it teaches the people that if they wish to live in peace, they should keep their ears as big as Surpa. This world is full of every kind of people, who take to back-bitting and confuse other people by their skill. Hence we should always be alert so as not to change our conduct for the people related to us. Just because of back-bitting, Hence we should keep our ears big so that they can accept only just talks and avoid all the unwanted and unjust gossips.
I am on my 6th day of training in tools to life program and enjoying it very much. I am learning a lot of good and practical things in this program. Basically, what I am finding is that the first step is to train our mind to have the proper plan of action in our lives. These are the small things of life like following thru our daily task list and check list, and being on time to places we go to. All these are building blocks to a strong character and personality.
These are the things we learn in school as we grow up. Somewhere, we lose perspective of these guidelines and we lose our principles when we do things mindlessly without making conscious choices. That is why the heading I selected from my coach’s lesson today is very appropriate. Your bad habits don’t make your good habits better. Your bad habits lead to more bad habits.
My young niece from Chicago is visiting me right now and she has a plan of action every day. So she decided she wanted to go to the gym every day but I prefer to go for brisk walks. She decided to go with me because she is also a very outdoor kind of person. We decided to this park right in the middle of city called KBR Park named after the ex-Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, India. Anyways, it is more fun to be working on some self development exercises along with a buddy.
Here we can see street vendors selling fresh fruits and vegetables right outside the park.
Here is a close up of some fresh figs we bought.
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