Frankincense Essential oil

FRANKINCENSE:- THE QUALITY INCENSE

FRANKINCENSE OIL is from the genus boswellia and sourced from the resin of the boswellia carterii that’s commonly grown in Somalia. This tree is different from many others in that it can grow with little soil in dry conditions. The word FRANKINCENSE comes from the term “franc encens”which means quality incense in old French.

Frankincense oil is used by either inhaling the oil or absorbing it through the skin, usually mixed with a carrier oil(jojoba, olive). It is believed that the oil transmits messages to the limbic system of the brain which is known to influence nervous system

It has broad range of uses from enhancing the spiritual and meditative practice to use in beauty routines.It has an earthy, uplifting aroma that’s perfect for grounding and spiritual connectedness.

BENEFITS OF FRANKINCENSE OIL
Helps reduce stress reaction and negative emotions.
Helps boost immune system function and prevent illness.
May help fight cancer or deal with chemotherapy side effects.
Astringent and can kill harmful germs and bacteria.
Heals skin and prevents signs of aging.
Balance hormonal level.
Acts as a sleep aid.

It can be uses as stress-relieving bath soak, natural household cleaner and as an anti aging oil.

FRANKINCENSE INTERACTIONS/SIDE EFFECTS
Sometimes this oil can cause certain reactions which includes minor skin rashes, digestive problems like nausea or stomach ache.

Frankincense has blood thinning effects,so anyone who has problems related to blood clotting should not use this oil.

“Beautiful skin requires commitment,not a miracle”

Dr.Shireesha Maddali AROMATHERAPIST

CHEMICAL PEELING

WORLD OF AESTHETICS

THE MYTHS AND TRUTHS ABOUT CHEMICAL PEELING

Peelings are among the oldest and most widespread aesthetic procedure used in aesthetic dermatology world wide. The classification of peels comprises SUPERFICIAL,MEDIUM DEPTH AND DEEP PEELS. Superficial peels exfoliates the epidermal layer whereas the medium depth exfoliates epidermal to papillary dermis layer and the depth helps in reaching up to reticular dermis layer for regeneration.

HOW PEELING IS DONE:-

It involves the application of a chemical substance to destroy layers of the skin such that they are then spontaneously eliminated over several days and repair mechanism of the epidermis and dermis are induced.

  • PRE-PEELING PREPARATION (PRIMING):-Preparing the skin for peeling  and for the regeneration process.(TRETINOIN,AHA).
  • PRE TREATMENT :-It is very important  for homogenous penetration of the peel and thus the uniform result. The skin is cleansed to remove oil and grease to eliminate debris from the stratum corneum(ACETONE),skin is then rinsed and dried.
  • TREATMENT:-The peeling agent is then applied using an applicator/brush. Contact time depend on the caustic agent used and the desired depth .The peel is neutralized with sodium bicarbonate  or water.
  • POST PEELING CARE:-To accelerate healing moisturizers are prescribed. As the skin become sensitive post chemical exposure ,sunscreen is must before going out in the sun to protect the new skin forming.

Skin sags, bulges and more severe wrinkles do not respond well to chemical peels. Generally fair skinned and light haired are better candidates. Darker skinned people likely to have an uneven skin tone after the procedure.

PEELING AGENTS:-

  • ALPHA HYDROXY ACID AHA:-The most commonly used product is glycolic acid. Concentration varying between 25%-70%.The higher the concentration ,the lower the pH, the more intense the peeling will be.
  • BETA HYDROXY ACID :-A’ peel using a lipophilic derivative of salicylic acid  has recently been introduced. The LHA is used in 5%and10% con.
  • RESORCIN:-The most widely used being jessner’s solution. This provide a superficial peel.

 

SIDE EFFECTS:-

SUPERFICIAL PEEL

  • Redness
  • transient hyperpigmentation
  • pimples

MEDIUM DEPTH PEEL

  • Redness
  • herpes
  • hyperpigmentation
  • lentigines

DEEP PEELS

  • Heart failure (phenol)
  • permanent achromia
  • hypopigmentation
  • infection
  • pain

Chemical peels represents flexible and useful tools for improving skin texture and the effect of aging. This technique is indicated for wrinkles,acne,pigmentary changes. The level of expertise of a dermatologist is crucial for the rate of side effects and the final peel results.

“Be your own kind of Beauty”

Dr.Shireesha Maddali BDS,FMC

 

 

WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF MODERN AESTHETICS

DO WE REALLY LOVE THE KISS OF INJECTION

BOTOX

WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE 15 YEARS LATER…………….

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From those who swear by it to those who have sworn off of it, BOTOX is a controversial topic in Bollywood as well as in Hollywood. There was a time when BOTOX was treated like Voldemort: Everyone knew it had magical powers, but no one said its name. Today BOTOX  is well accepted treatment in field of aesthetics due to its immediate result. BOTOX is actually a commercial brand name of a drug. It is administered through injection. It contains a substance called BOTULINUM TOXIN, which is made from a neurotoxin produced by bacteria called clostridium botulinum. A few other species from clostridium family also produce this toxin. It is the most lethal toxin known to man, one gram could be enough to kill one million people.

“I AM JUST SAYING BOTOX CHANGED MY LIFE” Kelly Ripa

THE SCIENCE BEHIND BOTOX

A muscle contracts when a nerve sends it a signal to do so. The signal travels to the end of the nerve and reaches a gap between the nerve and the muscle referred to as the neuromuscular junction. Once the signal reaches a gap between the nerve and the muscles referred to as the neuromuscular junction. Once the signal reaches that point, a chemical named acetylcholine is released from the end of the nerve and binds to receptors on the muscle. This starts a series of reactions that causes the muscles to contract. BOTOX blocks the muscles acetylcholine receptors. when the muscles cannot detect acetylcholine, no contraction occurs. Basically ,the muscle becomes paralyzed because  it cannot receive the signal for movement ,even though there is no damage to it or to the nerves. This blockage of acetylcholine cannot be reversed and will begin 48 hours upon injection of the drug.

HOW IT HELPS TO ACHIEVE WRINKLE FREE SKIN?

  • It relaxes tense muscles which will prevent wrinkles and fine lines.
  • it relaxes the over activity of muscles and stop uncontrollable movement.

“I LOVE BOTOX SO I WILL KEEP ON THAT” Lala Kent

IS THIS THE PERMANENT SOLUTION FOR AGING,FINE LINES AND WRINKLES

  • Absolutely No; the blocked acetylcholine receptors can never be unblocked permanently. Once new receptor develop,acetylcholine will be detected again and muscle contraction will resume.

MEDICAL USES OF BOTOX :-STRABISMUS(CROSSED EYES),BLEPHAROSPASM,CERVICAL DYSTONIA,CHRONIC MIGRAINE,OVER ACTIVE BLADDER.

ADVERSE EFFECT:-ALLERGIC REACTION,BLEEDING IN THE BACK OF THE EYES,AUTONOMIC DYSREFLEXIA,LIMITS THE RANGE OF FACIAL EXPRESSION.

HOW SUCCESSFUL IS IT ?

BOTOX results have an extremely high success rate in both men and women, it provides noticeable results within days following an injection. These fountain-of-youth bringing results will remain in the skin for between four and six months.

“You can’t buy happiness but you can buy BOTOX and that’s kind of the same thing”

 

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NATURAL SOLUTION FOR YOUR ACNE

Are you dealing with acne issue?  Yes then this is what you should need to know now…….

Many millions of people suffer from ACNE. Acne can cause painful and unsightly breakouts on face, chest, back and even arms. When it’s untreated, acne can lead to diminished self-esteem and scarring.

Recent studies show that the prevalence of adult female acne has increased. For treating this issue we often use the pathway of chemicals which in-turn  can cause adverse health issues.

The main cause of acne includes clogged pores ,bacteria, excess oil production and dead skin. Other factors are stress, hormonal condition, certain medications(corticosteroids, androgens, birth control pills and lithium),can also worsen acne.

One major study found that TEA TREE OIL was almost six times more effective than the placebo in treating mild to moderate acne. Essential oils for acne have ability to alleviate feelings of stress and anxiety, fight insomnia and sleep deprivation, and balance hormonal level.

HERE IS THE LIST OF ESSENTIAL OILS

1.TEA TREE ESSENTIAL OIL-Anti microbial and antifungal in nature. To use it, add 2-3 drops to a spray bottle with one cup of water and use it as a toner for tightening your pores, Or you can even add 10 drops in your face wash gel for proper cleaning of your face.

2.LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL:-Antimicrobial and antioxidant in nature, this oil soothes and nourishes the skin-treating acne,healing dry skin and reducing appearance of dark spot. To use lavender oil to alleviate feeling of stress that can trigger the production of sebum, diffuse 5 drops at home diffuser or apply topically to the wrist, back of neck or temples(diffuser and essential oils are easily  available in e-commerce sites like amazon ,flipkart  etc.)

3.CLARY SAGE -It contains a special chemical called linalyl acetate which works to reduce inflammation and prevent acne  scarring. For making a DIY HOMEMADE SKIN OIL you can add 10 drops of clary sage in olive oil/jojoba oil and massage your face .

4.PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL:-This oil exhibits three key properties in the topical treatment of acne. It is cooling to the skin, inhibits bacterial growth and reduces testosterone 5 alpha reductase production.

Aromatherapy is natural and non invasive gift of nature for humans. Its not only the disease symptoms which are eradicated but the whole body is rejuvenated. Essential oils can be a useful non medicinal option or can be combined with conventional care.

Beautiful makeup starts with beautiful skin

Dr.Shireesha Maddali AROMATHERAPIST

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NO;ITS NOT TRUE ABOUT MY TEETH

DENTAL MYTHS

Are you scared of dental treatments?

Most people with fear of dentist must have heard not so true facts or horror stories at some point in their lives which affected their consciousness. Oral health is often associated with overall health, which is why its so important to separate facts from fictions.

MISCONCEPTION NO 1:-THE MORE  YOU BRUSH ,THE HEALTHIER YOUR TEETH WILL BE

Over brushing the teeth can wear the teeth enamel due to the abrasive property of toothpaste/cleaning agent. This damage may leads to formation of dental caries. Brushing twice a day is perfect for your oral health. You can even rinse after eating and chew sugar free gum to avoid plaque formation.

MISCONCEPTION NO 2:-DENTAL TREATMENT SHOULD BE AVOIDED DURING PREGNANCY

Regular dental check-up, is recommended during pregnancy. The only thing we should remember that we should inform our dentist about the pregnancy before procedure since some treatments like extraction or minor surgeries are avoided during this phase.

MISCONCEPTION NO 3:-DENTAL XRAYS ARE UNNECESSARY

It is necessary to have dental x-ray before any dental procedure to detect the disease carefully. It should not be feared because the radiation dose is very small when dentist use RVG’s or any other digital radiography techniques.

MISCONCEPTION NO 3:-HAVING THE WISDOM TEETH REMOVED WILL PREVENT CROWDING

Any decision regarding the removal of wisdom teeth should be taken by your oral surgeon or dentist. There are very few cases when wisdom teeth cause crowding.

MISCONCEPTION NO 4:-IF GUMS ARE BLEEDING ,BRUSHING AND FLOSSING SHOULDNOT BE DONE

Regular brushing and flossing is very important to remove plaque build-up which causes gum bleeding. So if you are having a bleeding gums you must take care of your teeth by doing both.

MISCONCEPTION NO 5:-MOUTHWASH CONTAINING ALCOHOL IS BEST

Different types of mouthwashes are used to treat different types of dental conditions. Let your dentist decide what is correct for your issue, there isn’t a “one size fits all” model that can applied to your oral issues.

“Life is short smile while you still have TEETH”

Dr.Shireesha Maddali BDS

 

 

 

Antioxidants :-The preventive ingredient to have healthy smile

ANTIOXIDANT

 

LETS KNOW ABOUT THE WORLD OF PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY:-ANTIOXIDANTS

One of the promising new technologies available to dental professionals involves the use of ANTIOXIDANTS. Understanding how they work requires revisiting basic chemistry to understand various events and processes that can cause cellular and tissue damage including oxidative stress, reactive oxygen species, free radicals, oxidation and reduction and the mechanism of antioxidant action. Tissue damage occurs when free radicals overwhelm the antioxidant reserve in the body.

PRESENCE OF NATURAL ANTIOXIDANTS :-

1.ASCORBIC ACID(VIT C ):-Plasma ,saliva, GCF, CSF, synovial fluid.-Deficiency leads to gingival bleeding.

2.ALPHA-TOCOPHEROL(VIT E):-plasma, saliva-Deficiency leads to periodontal disease.

3.CAROTENOIDS(VIT A):-plasma-Deficiency leads to periodontal destruction.

ROLE OF ANTIOXIDANT IN VARIOUS DENTAL DISEASE.

Most strategies for managing periodontal disease involve control of the causative agent. So what is periodontal disease? These  are inflammatory process resulting from bacterial attack and host inflammatory response(immune response of an individual).Free radicals and reactive oxygen species i.e. ROS are responsible for the inflammatory response. Periodontal pathogens can induce ROS  overproduction and thus cause collagen  and periodontal tissue breakdown. When ROS are scavenged by ANTIOXIDANTS, collagen breakdown can be minimized. Decreased level of vitamin A and C, beta carotene , and beta crytoxanthine significantly increase the risk gingival disease. Periodontal tissue depends on natural antioxidants to overcome this oxidative stress and maintain homeostasis.

Recently it has been claimed that the imbalance in level of free radicals, reactive oxygen species and antioxidants in saliva plays in important role in the onset of dental caries. Most important would be the function of salivary peroxidase system(one of the major antioxidant system).

Antioxidants shows preventive and therapeutic potential in many stages of oral carcinogenesis. Researcher have recently  stated there is inhibition of oral cancer phenotypes after antioxidants intakes. Reversal or suppression of pre malignant lesion is very much witnessed post the trial of antioxidants.

Antioxidant provide a novel way of addressing oral diseases and conditions such as lichen planus, xerostomia, gingivitis and aphthous ulcer.

The antioxidants  micronutrients are important not only for limiting oxidative and tissue damage, but  also in preventing increased cytokine production, which is a result of prolonged activation of immune response. Dietary and other enzymatic antioxidants protects the lipids of lipoprotein and other bio membranes against oxidative damage by intercepting oxidants before they can attack the tissue.

Free yourself from free radicals. Eat more fruits and vegetables.

Dr.Shireesha Maddali BDS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everything You Need To Know About ESSENTIAL OILS

In the world of cosmetics, essential oil is not a unknown stuff. Lets discuss about the chemistry, essential oil is a concentrated hydrophobic liquid containing volatile aroma compounds from plants. These oils are generally extracted by distillation,solvent extraction,absolute oil extraction,resin tapping and cold pressing. Using essential oils for healing purposes is often called AROMATHERAPY,which is a holistic treatment seeking to improve physical, mental and emotional health.

They are often used for relaxation, beauty care, home cleaning and most often used as natural medicine. They are highly concentrated oils that have a strong aroma. To get a picture of how powerful essential oils are consider this example. It requires 1,400,000 handpicked roses to produce a litre of ROSE ESSENTIAL OIL. In Chinese terms,essential oils in general are medicines for the Shen, the spiritual essence that resides in the heart and governs consciousness. In Ayurveda ,they enhance the flow of prana (life form),nourish ojas (nutritional/immunological essence) and brightens tejas (mental luminosity).

 

THE USES OF ESSENTIAL OILS

1.AROMATHERAPY DIFFUSERS:-Easily available in SearchOnlineandSave and Humongous mall sites. It is the safest way to fill your home or office with essential oil’s fragrance.

2.INHALATIONS:-For direct inhalation, simply open a bottle, place it below your nose and inhale deeply. For palm inhalations, add a drop or two in your hand cream and massage your palm

3.MASSAGE:-Pure essential oils are many times more concentrated than the whole plant, which is why aroma therapist recommend diluting before applying them to skin

For adults-a 2.5% dilution(15 drops per oz. carrier oil) is recommended. For children under 12 -1%(6 drops per oz. carrier oil) is generally safe

List of carrier oils you can use for dilution

JOJOBA,MARULA,COCONUT,OLIVE,ARGAN AND TAMANU.

4.FACIAL STEM:-Add 1-5 drops of essential oil to a pot of hot water. Cover head with a towel and allow steam to circulate inside the towel. This practice is excellent for opening sinuses, easing tension and invigorating the skin.

5.BATH/SPA:-An aromatic bath is a luxurious way to relax, pamper the skin or feel better when unwell or tired. Add your favorite oil in your bath tub after diluting the oil in carrier oil and feel the heaven and health. A general safe dose is 5-10 drops mixed with 1 cup of salt or emulsifier.

6.COMPRESSES:-Compresses are great way to apply essential oils to bruises, aches and pains or skin problem. Mix 10 drops of essential oil in 4 oz hot water. Soak a clean cloth and wrap the area to be treated. Leave the compress on for 10-20 mins.

LIST OF POPULAR ESSENTIAL OILS +HEALTH BENEFITS

1.TEA TREE OIL-Natural anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, reduces bad odors and can help stimulate the immune system

2.PEPPERMINT-Support digestion, improves focus, boosts energy, fever reducer, headaches and muscle pain relief.

3.ROSE:-Incredible for reducing skin inflammation and great for creating glowing skin. Add a few drops in your face cream and enjoy the essence of beauty.

4.ROSEMARY:-Can naturally thickens hair so it is great to add to homemade shampoos. Also it improves brain function and memory so it’s great to used when working ,reading or studying.

5.LAVENDER:-Helps with relaxation, improves mood and heal burns and cut.

Essential oil can be very useful and beneficial. But one must consult a aroma therapist/doctor before using essential oils for long time. Being a part of alternative medicine, essential oils are widely accepted for their uses in various areas of our life.

Dr.Shireesha Maddali AROMATHERAPIST

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dhanteras

Dhanteras

Dhanteras is the beginning of Diwali the biggest festival of Hindus, the festival of lights. On this day Hindus worship Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Kuber. (Lord Kuber is treasurer of money and Gold). It is believed that Goddess Laxmi came out from Kshir Sagar (Milky Ocean) holding a pot of gold and money in her hand on this day. As per Hindu rituals, on Dhanteras people buy some new things of metal like steel utensils, silver coins, gold jewellery, or items made of iron and copper. This festival falls on thirteenth day of Kartika month. On Diwali people wear new cloths and decorate their houses, offices, shops, and industries to welcome Goddess Laxmi. In front of the houses people also make rangoli, and make foot prints signifying the presence of Goddess Laxmi. People light colourful diyas and welcome Goddess Laxmi.
Housewives light diyas after sunset for Lord Yama.

There is story of King Hima’s son, whose death was predicted on the fourth day of his marriage by a snake bite. As the new wedded bride came to know about it, she built a heap of her gold ornaments on the door of the bedroom and kept her husband awake the whole night by talking and singing for him. When Lord Yama in form of snake visited in the palace to bite the prince, he was blinded on seeing dazzling metal. Since Yama missed the set time of death of prince and prince was saved, also leading to the celebration of Dhanteras. Even today some people keep lamps burning through the night on Dhanteras.

In the evening, the family members get together and pray first Lord Ganesha, after that they worship Dhanwantri, for good health and wellbeing of their family. People also pray God, who holds the kalasha full of nectar of immortality, Lord Dhanvantri removes all the fears and diseases. The Lord Dhanvantri is empowered to heal our souls also. Dhanteras is also called Dhanvantari Trayadashi. Dhanvantri is also worshipped on the occasion of Dhanteras, is the God of Ayurveda for betterment of man and help to get rid of the suffering of disease. National Ayurveda Day was first observed on 28t Oct., 2016.

During the Pradosh Kaal which is the time after sunset and remain for about two and half hours, Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped on Dhanteras. A piece of new red cloth should be spread on the raised platform. A handful of grains in the middle of the cloth, a kalash filled with water and mango leaves, water mixed with Ganga jal, a fruit, a flower, a coin and some rice grains are also kept together. The idol of Lord Ganesh and goddess Lakshmi are kept on grains. The important business books are also kept. Also (Diyas) light is lit, and offer prayers for the success, happiness and prosperity.

This year Dhanteras festival will be on 5th November 2018. We wish you all happy and prosperous Dhanteras in advance.

Solutions to sufferings

Here are some hints or suggestions:-
1. Always be aware of your thoughts. “As you think so you become”. Every time a thought approaches you, push it out of your mind. An effective way of pushing out a thought is to slap or pinch yourself the moment an undesirable thought enters your mind. Or else say to yourself wrong number, as we receive any wrong phone call.
2. As you sow, so shall you reap. Therefore, be aware of every little thing that you do. Everything has its effect so be aware of your own karmas. Everyday spend sometime in silence. Preferably at the same time and at the same place. As children go to school at same time and in a same class room. By sitting in a silence, go over all that you did during the earlier in whole day i.e. twenty four hours. If you think first of what you did a little while ago, then of what you did a little while earlier, and so on. You will surely find that there were things which you did but, which you should not have done as there are things which you did not do but should have done – many errors of commission and omission. Repent for them all and pray to the Lord for wisdom and strength never to do similar things again.
3. “As the company so the colour” so take care of your company the people with whom you associate. If you move in the company of holy ones, something of their holiness will penetrate your life and fill you with holy aspirations and vibrations. Hence the value of company of a holy man.
4. Develop the spirit of detachment. Attend to your duties and be inwardly detached, knowing that nothing, nobody belongs to you,you are only an actor and also a spectator, in the ever unfolding, cosmic drama of life. You must do your duty, in doing so, you will sow the right kind of karma.
5. Grow from more to more, in the spirit of surrender to God, “Not my will, but Thy will be done, O Lord” repeat the divine name and pray with a sincere heart that you may rise above the dwandas(conflict). The pairs of opposites, above pleasure and pain loss and gain for it is only then that suffering will not be able to touch us and we shall be at peace with ourselves and with those around us.
6. Do as much good as you can, in as many ways as you can. Help as many as you can to lift the load on the rough road of life. The day on which we have not helped a brother here, a sister there, a bird here, an animal there is a lost day, indeed.
7. Believe that the effects of karma can be mitigated through namajapa. In any case the suffering can be reduced, because namajapa acts as a sort of chloroform. It is like going through an operation. The surgeon puts you under anaesthetic and you come out of the operation without felling acute pain. Evil karma can be mitigated or lessened by Namajapa and selfless service (Nishkamseva) to those that suffer and are in pain.
8.Keep watch on your body organs. As tortoise uses his organs as and when required, otherwise keeps them under control. Keep Watch on your eyes for what it sees , ears what they hear, tongue what it speaks, hands what they do, feet where they go, mind what it thinks. How many of us live in this consciousness ?
9. Surrender yourself to God. As a child surrenders and trusts his mother.
10. Count your blessings and appreciate God for every little thing. For everything repeat Thank you God, Thank you God, Thank you God.

Why do good people suffer?

Why do good people suffer is question of many people. Many people say why me? What have I done wrong? I have harmed or hurt nobody. Then why me? Again and again this question arise, it comes in mind. People say till I remember I have not done anything wrong. Then why I am suffering. I pray many times in a day. I ask God for help and protection. Every morning and night I offer a prayer. I also think about God and keep praying. Why of all the people did this happen to me?

This is the answer to the repeated question that why do people suffer? It becomes clear when we understand, the Law of Karma ( what you sow so shall you reap.) and reincarnation. Law of karma is cause, and effect. Every effect must have a cause, the effect we see now must have a cause, recent or remote, whatever suffering I am getting today is cause of behind. Dhritrashtra King of Hastanapur. When Mahabarata war was over he asked Shri Krishna why I am blind and I have lost my hundred sons? I have been good to everyone. And shri Krishna told him that an earlier incarnation he had been a tyrant King, one day as he walked by a lake side, he saw a swan bird surrounded by a hundred signets. He asked his people to remove the eyes of the swan bird and kill all the hundred signets just to please his passing fancy. And Krishna also said that what you sow so shall you reap, one cannot sow thorns and reap apples. The low of karma is universal in its application , it applies equally to all we are sowing seeds every day in the field of life. Every thought that we think, every word that we utter, every deed we perform, every emotion we arouse within me every feeling fancy wish that awakens within me, are seeds I am sowing in the field of life, in due course the seeds will germinate and grow into tree and yield fruit, we have to eat whether bitter or sweet. Some causes produce their effects immediately and some after a long time. You are the builder of your own life. Therefore, be careful of your thoughts. The theory of Karma is wide to understand and it kept secret and our karmic links are not known to us? Else it may be difficult for us to live in the world. For example there may be a woman whose husband, in the present incarnation, was her enemy in an earlier incarnation and has now become her husband to settle previous accounts.

The natural law is “As you think, so you become” and another Law is “As you sow, so shall you reap” and these two law together becomes the law of karma, There is an incident, a little boy, one night came home, and felt thirsty he drank few sips of water than he noticed that there was something wriggling which looked like a snake in the water. The very thought that came in his mind that he had taken poisoned water, he dropped down on the floor muttering “ I am dying, I am dying”. Family members rushed to find what had happened to him. One of them rang to doctor. Another asked, what made him feel that he was dying. In a frightened voice, he said that he had taken water from a glass that had a snake in it. Other family member went to kitchen to investigate and found that what had happened in the dark, to be a snake was actually, a string. As he heard those words, he jumped up, strong as ever. Thought has great influence on the body and mind. Therefore take care of thoughts. We need to understand that thoughts have force, thoughts are things, every thought generate for my good or evil. Every thought has form and colour. The though may have the form of an angel or demon depending up to its contents. If I think thought of peace, purity, love, prayer, sympathy or service, it will stick me wearing the form of an angel. If I think a thought of envy, jealousy, hatred, greed, dishonesty it will stick to me wearing the form of demon.

Take care of your desires also. With whatever desires, impulses, ambitions, feelings and thoughts you are building your own life, no one else is to blame for your present condition. You have built with your own thoughts and desires generated in the near or distant past. The forces of thoughts and desires have magnetic power. If we are surrounded by demoniac forms they attract to themselves many more demons. The desire to make easy and fast money, drives to cheatings.

Whom God loves send trials and tribulations. Those who love God with bottom of their heart, God also love them. Whoever would be chosen of God must gladly submit to a process of purification. He must be prepared to pass though the fire of suffering and he purified as thrice-burnished gold. There was a black smith who loved God deeply, even though he had to face many a sufferings. He was asked how can you lay your trust in a God who sends sufferings? Immodestly he replied as I have to make a tool I take place of iron and put it into the fire. Then I strike it on the anvil to see if it will take temper. If it does I know I can make something useful out of it. If not, I toss it on the scrap-heap. This has made me pray to the Lord, again and again “Lord put me into the fire of suffering.”