An evening I was going home after teaching Yoga. When I was about to enter to Coop supermarket, close to Train station in Basel- Switzerland. This lovely woman asked me for money. Then I asked do you speak English? She said yes, I said to her do you sell your dog? She said no, I will not sell even if you give me 1000 CHF. Then I asked why you don‘t sell the dog? She said I love the dog. Then I said, why you don't love yourself. Then she said, I don't love myself because I don't have love- Then I said, how you can give something which you don't have it? If you are loving the dog obviously you have love in you. you cant give something which you don't have it. She said, oh you helped to realize my psychiatrist could not do last 10 years. Then she said she does sports and said she has got a good body. Then also I said to her, see when you say that you don't love yourself, actually, you love yourself so much. See, you like to take care of yourself. So we had a little longer chat. Those guys Karin and Daniel were so friendly, smiling also very happy. I don't see many people like this in Switzerland this much happier. I mean everyone has got the happiness inside when you are there to help them to find the happiness it comes out and flowing like a river. Sharing is caring, we everyone has got some love or some smile to share. It does not need to be money always. I gave an apple for them as well a bar of organic bio chocolate which my Yoga student presented to me. Also a 100 RS Indian currency with the photo of Gandhi. As Gandhi said, Be the change what you wish to see in the world‘ Watch the YouTube video given above to see it on YouTube lovely souls. Life-Love-Laughter!😃 🌸 🌺 🌟 💚 www.life-love-laughter.ch
“Compassion isn’t about solutions. It’s about giving all the love that you’ve got.”
Met this beautiful guy this (THAT) evening on the way back after teaching Yoga at Fitorama Fitness centre. I was going to get some Mexican salsa for my raw dinner salad. This lovely guy was sitting in front of the supermarket. I saw one girl giving some money to him, I sat next to him and asked in my ‘Special German‘ He asked to have that tea. I asked him also about the food, I really felt that he is hungry. I asked about having banana and apple. I had only banana and apple in my mind as food as I eat it mostly. He nodded. Lately, said Pizza, then he nodded again. When I was in the supermarket I was thinking what I will buy, if I give fruits it may not be enough for his dinner, especially if he is not used to with fruits. I bought pasta salad and the tea for him. I went back to him and handed over it. He was so happy. Even without expecting he held my hand and touched on his jaw also kissed with so much gratitude- I felt his heart is beating with happiness and gratitude- I also gave 3 Ayurveda spicy sweet which is good for a sore throat. I carry it all the time with me and pass to people! :) I gave to him also. .. after I took my bike and rid to home, listening Bollywood song on the speaker in my bag as usual-!!
“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”
― Dalai Lama XIV, The Art of Happiness
“Remember, there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.”
Just now met another chap, started to talk in German.. But he could speak good English when I asked..😁He said he is from Germany.. And wanted to have money to go back to Germany.. I told him I would give money but it has to be truth.. He said it is.. I gave all the small coins which I had in my wallet. But it wasn't allot money actually.. Mmmm
I wasn't sure whether he is saying truth or not... But at the end I started to feel he is saying right even saying about his Facebook and YouTube.. Mmmm.. Anyway it is late my tram is already away from him..
It is funny I didn't see there was a girl also posing for the photo..just noticed now, we see funny people in Switzerland too!! Hahaha interesting!😃😃😃
“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.”
So met a new friend Mike yesterday on the street after my long day. He was perfect in English and know even about Kerala.. 😃😃 But he didn't wanna eat my apple😁
He wanted a frank only.. I had lots of 1, 2 and 5 Franks coins in my pocket as I was coming from teaching at Yoga Community. I put my hand in my trouser's pocket and took bunch of coins then I asked him again so you want one frank only right? Then he said do what you like! 😃 😃
This is about human being included me.. The more you get more you want. I try to teach myself not to be greedy. Yesterday my a private yoga client gave me 50 franks more than my usual price saying you helped me allot I slept other night like a baby.. But I refused with smile saying I don't wanna teach myself to be greedy.. 😁 and said when you get some things from me, I also get some things from you although you are my client. So don't worry and that good Karma sparkling is much precious than the money...no one give only to a person always there is a mutual giving and receiving.. Then she was even more happy..
Anyway I took the tram after giving a hug to Mr Mike 😃😃 But seriously he was a special street guy!
“Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.”
First time lots of Drama!😃😃
I am just coming back from our kind compassionate Yogi Elias' Meditation night, and I hadn't taken bike as it is cold. And I was waiting tram in the town. Hardly no one in the town just few people. I was taking some photos as I felt it is so beautiful at night especially in Xmas feeling. A beautiful girl reached and talked to me in German around 1 minute. I listened it with smiley face.. At the end I asked her in German doses she speak English? Actually she does speak English😁.. And asked me money. I asked her why you want to have money? She said she wants to sleep. I said to her come with me I will give you space to sleep. Then she said that she got boy friend. Then I said I am saying to you to give a bed to sleep. Then she said no.. I said to her sorry no money. Then she went away, I felt sad seeing it and called her back. And said I don't have my wallet with me and I don't have any coins with me to give to you. And I checked my all the pockets. Then I thought I would give her 10 Franks. Then I was taking 10 Franks from my my working permit plastic envelope. Then she saw 20 Franks with 10 Franks. Then she asked me 20 Franks. Then I put 10 Franks back and said to her you are greedy and I won't give you none. Then she asked no no give me 10. Then I said no it is a lesson for you that I won't give you. Then she went away. Again I felt sad and called her and I said to her I will give you money but not 10 Franks and took the coins which she had in her hand. 7 Franks and gave 10 back. Then she said to me why you are doing this, this is not good. I said to her, look I gave you 3 Franks more. She stated to complain. I asked her where are you from? She said from Switzerland. Then I said to her, why you don't work? She said no job here. Then I said to her you speak German and English and you are young and I'm sure you can get some jobs. It is not nice you are doing other people work and you don't work. You really have to find the job. Then after I gave to her and 2 coins from that 7 Franks and said now you have got 5 Franks and be happy with that. But she wasnt happy with that and went saying me 'Fuck you'😁 I called her again and asked her. Do you think it is fair to say kind of words to someone who gave you 5 Franks? You see there are people here and no one gives you any money and you say rude to the person who helped you. Do you think it is nice? She said to me sorry ( but it wasn't a sincere sorry though 😉) but I felt again sad and gave her coins back means I gave 10 Franks as I wanted in the beginning! 😃 She went away.. Hopefully she has learned some lessons from that and me too! 😁
(This photo taken during kind of beginning of the conversation)
“What we all have in common is an appreciation of kindness and compassion; all the religions have this. Love. We all lean towards love.”
Just going back after teaching at Novartis!
Today I'm on the tram as it is a rainy wet cold day. When I boarded I see a guy is deep sleep and kind of gonna fall down to the floor. He is either drunk or poor guy didn't have sleep last night with lots of work. Anyway I shook and made wake him up. And indicated the stop. So he gestured to me one more stop. Then when his stop came up he fisted the hand and indicated to me and I also did same and touched it (men's way😉). He was standing in front of the door and pressing some other buttons and obviously the door didn't open and when the tram was about to go I stood up faster from my seat and pressed the button and let him go.. He again touched the fist.. Two heartfelt thanks!😃😃😃
Now heading to SBB to get some organic milk.. Or soya milk to make spicy Indian Chai for my yoga students after teaching tonight candle light yoga...
Life is so beautiful..
Be kind Be compassionate.. Yoga shows the way!!😃 🙏💜👏🌸🌺😃
Oh god when I was about to post this other guy (on the photo) came to me and asked money. Then I asked are u hungry? Then he said yes.. Then I gave this time no money but a handful nuts!😃 Also interesting.. I actually asked him do you want money also.. Then he said No!!.. It was so interesting that he said!!!!
Be kind be compassionate Educate yourself.. Help others do the same..THERE IS YOUR REVOLUTION!😃 🌷 💜🌸
“For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For beautiful hair, let a child run his fingers through it once a day. For poise, walk with the knowledge that you will never walk alone.”
Yesterday I was going to Coop (one of supermarket in Switzerland ) near the train station in Basel. There was a guy just sitting outside the supermarket on his suitcase. He reminded me someone refugee. He wasn't asking money to anyone, just simply sitting without any special expectation. I bought my main organic snack 🍌🍌from coop. I had decided when I was in coop that I would give him something.
When I came out I approached him and gave two yummy organic 🍌🍌and 10 Franks! He wasn't surprised or said any thanks to me like Indian people although he wasn't any drug addicted guy. But I could see Thankfulness in his eyes... 2 bananas and 10 Franks are not big most of us but I'm sure it is allot for him. I felt so great to see him and could do something for his food.. And be part of his happiness.
Share with people little bit from what you have, it will increase only what you have never decrease..!
Be good do good
Be kind be compassionate
Yoga shows the way!🌸💜💚💙
“Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.”
Just met another smiley guy at Bern train station. I was listening music with small dance steps my own on the platform. When he approached me asking money in German I embraced him and I made him move with me and tiny dance with Indian music. Then after I said to him that, say in English. Then he said he wanna sleep and needed 10 franks. I offered 1 frank and he was fine with that. Then I said to him I know that you wanna money for drugs. Then I said to him say the truth then I will give you money and doesn't matter it is for drugs.
Then he told me what does 'truth' mean! 😜
Hahaa what to do I don't know German either to tell 'truth' in German. Anyway I had decided to give a 5 franks for him before. I asked his name he said Raice (May be I spelled wrong) - and he asked my name and what to do and all!
I gave him 5 franks, an apple (bio😎)
then another a bio cashew sweet snack and also took a photo with him. He was smiling much beautifully and peacefully than anyone else I saw in this evening either in Basel or Bern😄
“Practice random kindness and senseless acts of beauty.”
Met this smiley guy outside of Coop supermarket this evening after my Yoga session. I went to buy some banana by the train station. He was sitting there when I go inside, and when I came back I sat next to him. There were lots of cigarette buds with him. The interesting thing he was much aware and brilliant than normal white collar smokers because he at least takes care of nature without throwing it randomly on the street. Because we can see cigarette buds everywhere on the street. In Switzerland, people use dustbin for everything and they don't throw anything normally outside, but they throw cigarette buds everywhere although trash bins are almost everywhere in the city.
Actually, I did not sit with him not to advise about the smoking rather give some company and to remind that he is not alone. I asked him do you want to have a banana? Then he said No- conversation slowly turned about smoking, the Interesting thing he said he used to smoke 20 cigarettes last year and this year only 10 per day. Then I congratulated him shaking his hand. And he said slowly reducing it. So I said to him reduce each cigarette each month. And next year when we meet you will be a non-smoker. He agreed on it. very interesting guy. He knows English, he is a cook. I advised him slowly slowly you can quit the smoking and get all the health back and can work again and have a beautiful life again. When he started to get closer he asked me 2 bananas, interesting he had rejected in the beginning. I gave 2 bananas also two Ayurveda tablet.
His parents died, and siblings are living in the abroad. After some time his friend also came and she started to say about her son, and some Yogic experiences with son and etc... also a drug addict, but all are very nice, just isolated by the society, all want just love and attention nothing else.
During your busy movements, stop and give a smile to them- it will make them very happy and that smile will fill your heart too! Namaste
“If we remember that others too are human beings like us, we can extend a sense of kindness even towards those we think of as enemies.”
Met this smiley guy in Florence… He was trying to sell Selfie stick.. He asked me 10 Euro and I gave him 15 Euro..He was so happy--- Actually I saw him again next day and was trying to buy selfie stand and I asked him, do you remember me? Then he said yes. .. …I asked him discount as I had given 5 Euro previous day.. funny he said no discount …lol… But I gave him again little more Euro than the prize he asked.... I also asked him do people pay more than your prize or they just bargain? He said just bargaining only… So I said you will remember me then always that I am the only person who paid more than you asked..hahahh.. Meeting the gods on the street!
“The more you nurture a feeling of kindness, the happier and calmer you will be.”
"Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see."
I have been- collecting coins in glass bottles which remains on my wallet for around 10 months or so…after I came back from mother India last summer. I am gonna take them with me when I go to India September second week for 3 weeks…. and spread this little money amongst people in India who really need it like I do always. I am so excited to meet all the gods on the streets,in my Village, Ashrams, Slums….etc in India like I meet always even here in Switzerland or Germany (Sometimes when I go to shopping to Germany). Exchange rates of Swiss franks gonna give much higher rates in Indian rupees...and gonna give lots of Indian rupees for this Swiss Franks. I still not counted yet, and not gonna count also.. LOL—I think at least 600-700 CHF or above.. Who knows° still over 1 month to go and gonna save even more coins until I go to India. And many many many people gonna be happy with my very small small contributions in India!! I got this inspiration from others and hope you also can get some positive inspiration and can save some coins from our earnings for the people who really need it and spread amongst them.... It is very nice to meet the 'Gods' on the street.
And also, it is always so beautiful to know and feel that when we know that we are the reason for their little happiness in their life!!
"Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness."
“Through your kindness to others, your mind and heart will open to peace.”
Got up early, took shower and could do only Sun salutation and went to teach Private Yoga session by the tram in this fogy freezing morning, and when I reached clients’ home I didn’t see any lights. I made sure myself… wooo isn’t Wednesday today? Yea it is … after some time my client woke up and opened the door and said, his wife had sent text message last night saying that they cant make Yoga as she was not feeling good. But actually, I hadn’t got the message. And I said to them, it is okay, next time try to call me if you don’t get any reply! He was upset that I came all the way, I consoled him, it is okay. He said they would pay my charge. I said no it is fine and he repeated and I also repeated No.. Now his wife sent message-saying Sorry and will pay double money next time…But of course no I m not gonna take it.. Hahahh we are a human being and not perfect and it is possible to make absurdities. And I am not gonna take the money which I haven’t worked… I have got many times from them through the work which is enough… There are reasons for everything, Any I could see nice foggy misty refreshed morning at least... And Adapt, Adjust and Accommodate that Yoga teaches us!!
“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.”
Very worthwhile Xmas present from my very good Private Yoga client Elke. She gave me around 2 weeks ago, but I opened properly only Yesterday.. It is nice my all Yoga students want me to study German
Elke is so lovely, when I went to India last year also she gave me 100 CHF requesting to give someone who really needs that in India. So Elke.. may be I can do same with this money although you presented to me. Those German books are more than enough for me actually.. God may bless you and your family with all the supremacy, You have got good Karma..
Lots of love
“This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.”
When my Yogi-Yogini friends are invited for my Cardamom Masala Chai.. I ask them normally, have you had Chai before? Most of them say yes and they love it. Then I would tell them during my cooking, then this time you gonna have the yummiest you ever had.. So they will tell, okay they would tell once they had it. But I will tell I am sure you will tell my Chai is the best..
So after their first sip they YYeaa.. It is so good:: Hahah then I say, yea I know you would tell this.and I know about myself.. Bcz there is a secret ingredient inside after all some special many ingredients..,, called LOVE..
So today I gave Chai to my private Yoga girl after the Yoga session as surprise.. And she said ‘Sehr gut‘
What great.. Private Yoga session with Organic Masala Chai made with LOVE and other spices!
And how many people else want to come to my flat for nice Organic Masala Chai made with Organic Lactose free milk or Organic Soya?.. You are Most welcome..
Life Love Laughter Life is so beautiful!
“Compassion isn’t about solutions. It’s about giving all the love that you’ve got.”
“Whether one believes in a religion or not and whether one believes in rebirth or not. There isn’t anyone who doesn’t appreciate kindness and compassion.”
There's a great joy in giving. It's thrilling. It's exhilarating. It's important to be a part of sharing. It is my love. It is my joy....and love to be part of your joy too!
...GIFTS... Hand made oraganic cotton tops which I brought from Kerala- India after the holiday, still waiting for my dear Private Yoga clients and Yogic buddies .. This photo taken after already giving two ... and from this only two are given so far .. so be patient for your gifts ..this tops or other things which I brought will come through right time ..