Monday, 27 October 2014

The fruit in the Mango Garden !!

There is lot you could read about God, religion,life and world but it boils down to one thing, this life of yours and it's purpose .

Long long ago there was a mango garden in a village. The children of the village always wanted to enter the garden and eat the fruit but could not because it was locked. One day the owner of the garden took out the lock and allowed free entry to all the children of the village to enter the garden and do whatever they want. All the children of the village were overjoyed , ran into the garden, some of the them started to count the number of the branches on the tree, some of them counted the number of leaves and some of them tried to find out who is the owner of the garden and what was the history of  his fathers and grandfathers but there was one girl who climbed the tree plucked the fruit ,started eating it and enjoying it.

Life is like this garden too, it have so much knowledge around if you want to learn , so much details, so much amazing concepts but the purpose of life is to eat the fruit and enjoy it, who cares about all the other knowledge . But what is the fruit to be eaten . Some say that fruit is God realization , Nirvana, Samadhi etc..... Whatever it is it's important to search for it and strive for it. Blessed is the man who is on this path of striving for the fruit of life and striving for the truth !!


Tuesday, 12 February 2013

State of mind

Our mind is the most important tool we have in the search of truth.a well trained,disciplined mind is a blessing on us and at the same time an untrained mind leads to destruction.
Every man in this world does  have different states of consciousness.from the time you wake up in the morning to night when u sleep and even in sleep you pass through this phases of consciousness in your minute you are happy,next hungry ,next sleepy ,next sad.different things around you elicit different reaction in you.The sages,saints,yogis and the scriptures describe that during the process of search of truth ,you have to reach a state of mind which is undisturbed by your does not mean you become inert and non living but it means you are in a state of constant bliss.Is there bliss in meditation and prayer and singing hymns of praises to God.All those who experienced it know there is bliss.that bliss which overflows through the heart and makes you feel calm .which de stress you from the surrounding chaos and confusion that exists around you.the aim of truth seeking and god seeking is to first achieve that steadiness in mind ,get that state by anyway you want>>>>> prayer,meditation,scripture reading ,satsang,singing hymns,selfless work>> the aim is to reach that state,not just taste it but so consistently  train our mind to b in that state all the time when we are awake,working,sleeping ,eating,praying,talking. This is real yoga. That is the natural state of mind,every other state was superimposed on our mind.we need to dehypnotise ourself and remove all other super impositions and steady our mind ,only then true religion has become .

Sunday, 6 May 2012

The Greatest Gift is to be able to serve!!

I have always seen people say how the world has been very unfair to them and how they have to always face tiring circumstances.The world with its misery and problems is very essential for us to grow inward.Many saints ,philanthropist and other great souls,that have done great good to the world did not see it as they are doing some help to the world but thought that the world with its problems presents us an opportunity to grow and become better people and human beings and restore peace inside us and in the world outside.There is aa famous story of Joh D Rockfeller the worlds richest man meeting with a eastern monk.

In the late 1800s, Swami Vivekananda went to Chicago to attend the Parliament of Religions. He became an ardent and outspoken advocate of human values. One of the people he met in Chicago was John D Rockefeller, who had made a great fortune in the booming oil business at the time. Rockefeller was introduced to the Swami by a friend. Madame Emma Calve, a French lady disciple narrated this episode to Madame Drinette Verdier, who has written about their meeting in her diary. That is my source.

Rockefeller probably came for a lark, meaning that he wasn’t really interested in meeting Swami Vivekananda; he had been told that a saffron-clad monk was electrifying the people of Chicago, and it is possible that he went out of curiosity. Swamiji didn’t even look up from his desk when Rockefeller entered. He continued to do his work. After a while, he looked up at Rockefeller, who was not really used to being treated like a commoner. Rockefeller took a seat and conversation ensued.

It became apparent to Swamiji that Rockefeller had lots of wealth and Swamiji posed him a question, “If you have that much more money than other people, do you think that much smarter than other people?” Rockefeller replied, “Of course.” If he wasn’t a hundred times smarter, he wouldn’t have a hundred times the money, would he? 

Swamiji left him with the thought that he may not be one hundred times smarter, he maybe just three times smarter. If he had made a hundred times more money by being three times smarter, then perhaps he was merely an instrument through which this money has to go back to somebody else. “Why don’t you think about it? And why don’t you consider leaving some of your money for other people?”

This sounded absolutely ridiculous to Rockefeller, and he departed with the polite statement that he had worked really hard to make his money, and he had absolutely no intention of leaving it to other people. But curiously, three weeks later, he came back to see Swami Vivekananda, this time of his own accord. He threw on his table a piece of paper, by which he endowed a certain sum of money — I forget how much it was, but it was small by Rockefeller’s standards — for some noble purpose. "Well, there you are", he said. "You must be satisfied now, and you can thank me for it."
Swamiji didn't even lift his eyes, did not move. Then taking the paper, he quietly read it, saying: "It is for you to thank me". That was all. This was Rockefeller's first large donation to the public welfare.

It took another 15 years after this episode, that Rockefeller set up the Rockefeller Foundation in 1913, which has gone on to do an enormous amount of good work in society over the last several decades. The story illustrates the point of trusteeship. When you have earned a lot of money, whose money is it? Did that money come to you entirely because of yourself or is it possible that you are merely an instrument through which you should canalise it back to society? It is a very interesting question to ponder. I narrate this story, because the element of trusteeship comes out so clearly in the conversation between Swami Vivekananda and John D Rockefeller.

Sunday, 5 February 2012


Is desire bad or good .
Lord Buddha said Desire is the root of all suffering .It is important to conquer desires but how is the question of every truth seeker.
Not all desires that u get in your mind are meant to be fulfilled.Its important to choose which one of them are important to conquer and which ones are not.the greatest power that humans have so far is the power to discriminate .Using Discrimination that has its origin in the soul of a man every human being decides which desire is worthy to strive for and which is not.its important to identify a righteous desire.Whenever if you are faced with this dilemma in life.It helps questioning yourself if the desire you want to achieve is a righteous one or not.
“The desires of the righteous shall be granted” (Proverbs 10:24).

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Death the Leveller


THE glories of our blood and state 
         Are shadows, not substantial things; 
There is no armour against Fate; 
         Death lays his icy hand on kings: 
         Sceptre and Crown 
         Must tumble down, 
         And in the dust be equal made 
With the poor crooked scythe and spade. 

Some men with swords may reap the field, 
         And plant fresh laurels where they kill: 
But their strong nerves at last must yield; 
         They tame but one another still: 
         Early or late 
         They stoop to fate, 
And must give up their murmuring breath 
When they, pale captives, creep to death. 

The garlands wither on your brow, 
         Then boast no more your mighty deeds! 
Upon Death's purple altar now 
         See where the victor-victim bleeds. 
         Your heads must come 
         To the cold tomb: 
Only the actions of the just 
Smell sweet and blossom in their dust. 

Thursday, 3 November 2011

The Good and The Bad

Life is full of judgments that we make between what which is acceptable to us ,people around us and the majority of people try to live  based on that.
Good is not what majority people approve and Bad is not what only minority people follow.Most of the time actually the reverse is true.!!

Saturday, 22 October 2011

There is no higher God than Truth

A man who is truthful and sincere to his soul and to the world around him is the most powerful being in the world. There are people who have considered truth as a penance and lived their whole life around that principle .Mahatma Gandhi,the Indian freedom fighter is one of them .His autobiography "My experiments with truth'  clearly shows that he has lived his whole life on this principle, no wonder he was able to influence so many people and all the masses of India  followed him.
This is a story said by him in one of his interviews to a journalist.This particular journalist argued with him that it is impossible to speak truth in practical Life. Gandhi disagreed with him and said its not hard to speak truth even in difficult situations and said the following story to the journalist.
The story was about a monk who was meditating in the forest.It so happened that, One day a hunter was chasing a deer .The deer trying to run away from the hunter came and went  into a bush in front of the monk to hide while the monk was seeing it do so .The hunter who was following the deer came up to the monk and asked him If he saw the deer coming that way ?. The journalist smiled and said,"This is what I am talking about,tell me sir what should the monk do if he sticks to being truthful and say that the deer is in the bush he will be responsible for its death.If he says he did not see it ,he will be lying .
Gandhi smiled and said ,The monk answered the hunter " My eyes saw the deer ,but my mouth refuses to  tell you ."Saying thus Gandhi said it is not necessary that you should answer every question asked to you in life,when you do not want to say the truth and if you think that by saying the truth you will be doing harm to somebody,you need not lie rather you can just remain silent and not answer.
There is no higher God than Truth 
The truth of who you are is much more beautiful and valuable than any deception you could construct. The more honest you are with yourself and with others, the more you’ll tap into the real and lasting value in your life.
~ Ralph Marston

Friday, 21 October 2011

The Two Little Birds: story of Truth

Human beings from the beginning of his existence  had to believe firmly that this human life is a transitory phase. Otherwise this life starting with birth and ending with death had no other meaning or purpose for him if he did not believe that there is a level of existence higher than his own existence.He believed that that state is permanent and eternal and this in different faiths have been stated as reaching heaven,attaining nirvana, moksha,liberation whatever it is.
There is a very beautiful illustration of two birds ,first told centuries ago and being told again and again after that ,explains the journey of an individual towards truth.
There were two birds on a tree on 2 different branches,one higher and one lower.The bird on the higher branch was very peaceful and calm and was in absolute bliss. The bird on the lower branch was very restless and always busy eating fruits from the branch, worrying  for food ,survival, sometimes happy ,sometimes in sorrow  .
Once in a while it would look upon the bird on the higher branch and would wonder how that bird was so blissful and makes an attempt to find out why it was so happy ,fly one branch higher ,to reach the bird on the highest branch , but when it reaches the higher branch it gets busy again eating  the fruits of that branch until it eats a sour fruit , gets restless again and looks upon the higher bird again make another step towards the bird until finally the bird reaches the highest branch and to its surprise finds out that it has merged into the bird there and becomes blissful like the bird there.This story has a very deep inner meaning of human existence and its journey towards the truth(God)The lower bird is compared to our present level of existence at the human level ,we are always busy with this life that we don't tend to look for some higher meaning or truth for this life until we have a bad sour experience ,its then we want to look towards some higher truth or meaning.
Whatever the truth represented by the higher bird is, it helps and gives hope to human beings that there is something permanent beyond death.

Thursday, 20 October 2011


Don't worry if you have problems! Which is easy to say until you are
in the midst of a really big one, I know. But the only people I am
aware of who don't have troubles are gathered in little neighborhoods.
Most communities have at least one. We call them cemeteries.

If you're breathing, you have difficulties. It's the way of life. And
believe it or not, most of your problems may actually be good for you!
Let me explain.

Maybe you have seen the Great Barrier Reef, stretching some 1,800
miles from New Guinea to Australia. Tour guides regularly take
visitors to view the reef. On one tour, the guide was asked an
interesting question. "I notice that the lagoon side of the reef looks
pale and lifeless, while the ocean side is vibrant and colorful," a
traveler observed. "Why is this?"

The guide gave an interesting answer: "The coral around the lagoon
side is in still water, with no challenge for its survival. It dies
early. The coral on the ocean side is constantly being tested by wind,
waves, storms - surges of power. It has to fight for survival every
day of its life. As it is challenged and tested it changes and adapts.
It grows healthy. It grows strong. And it reproduces." Then he added
this telling note: "That's the way it is with every living organism."

That's how it is with people. Challenged and tested, we come alive!
Like coral pounded by the sea, we grow. Physical demands can cause us
to grow stronger. Mental and emotional stress can produce tough-
mindedness and resiliency. Spiritual testing can produce strength of
character and faithfulness.

So, you have problems - no problem! Just tell yourself, "There I grow


If you want to reach a state of bliss, then go beyond your ego and the internal dialogue. Make a decision to relinquish the need to control, the need to be approved, and the need to judge. Those are the three things the ego is doing all the time. It's very important to be aware of them every time they come up.
Deepak Chopra
There was once a scientist. After a lot of practice & efforts, he-developed a formula & learned the art of reproducing himself. He did-it so perfectly that it was impossible to tell the reproduction from the original.

One day while doing his research, he realized that the Angel of Death was searching for him. In order to remain alive he reproduced a dozen copies of himself. The reproduction was so similar that all of them looked exactly like him.

Now when this Angel of Death came down, he was at a loss to know which of the thirteen before him was the original scientist, & confused, he left them all alone & returned back to heaven.

But, not for long, for being an expert in human nature, the Angel came up with a clever idea. He said to the scientist addressing all thirteen of them, "Sir, you must be a genius to have succeeded in making such perfect reproduction formula of yourself. However, I have discovered a flaw in your work, just one tiny little flaw."

The scientist immediately jumped out & shouted,

"Impossible! where is the flaw?"

"Right here" said the Angel, as he picked up the scientist from among the reproductions & carried him off.

The whole purpose of the scientist & his formula of reproduction failed as he could not control his pride, so he lost his life.

So when man's Knowledge & Skills takes him to the top of the ladder &makes him successful, however the three letter word "EGO" can pull him down to earth immediately at its double speed.

So don't allow Ego to kill yourself,

Instead; KILL YOUR EGO..!!!

The elephant and 4 blind men: GAUTHAM BUDDHA’S CONCEPT OF TRUTH (GOD) –Part 2

So Buddha explained to the 4 persons from different faiths that most of us are like those 4 people understanding God in our own ways and thinking that our version of faith is the right one.
He continued questioning the 1st person what is the nature of God according to his faith and what does his faith ask him to do? He replied that His God is all compassionate, infinite, all pervading, loving and so forth. Then he said his faith demands him to be truthful, nonviolent, loving towards your neighbors, charitable and so forth. The 2nd,3rd and the 4 person described more or less the same qualities for their Gods to  and more or less the same things that they followed. Hearing to all of them Buddha smiled and said’ When all your faiths demands you to be ethical ,moral ,loving and nonviolent and if you are following it ,there is no conflict between your faiths .Hearing Buddha say this all the 4 people realize their mistake and bowed the great teacher and left satisfied.
The Great teacher Buddha has never commented upon God for him it was not important, what was important was an ethical moral nonviolent principled life through which he said one could get liberated from this cycle of life and death and attain Nirvana which according to him was the absolute truth.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

The Blind men and the Elephant (Buddha Truth parable)-Part 1

This is a story about what is Truth?
Long Long ago there was a great saint and enlightened person by name Buddha.this is the story which was famous as his parable and has been repeated plenty times throughout the eastern and European worlds to explain the nature of Truth.
There were 4 persons who belonged to 4 different faiths. They were always arguing and fighting among themselves.All of them heard that Buddha the learned one was passing by their village.So all of them went up to him and asked him which of their faith is true.The Great Buddha said before he tell them ,which version of faith is the truth he wanted them to hear this story :
There were once 4 blind men who were passing through a forest and stumbled upon an elephant.One of the Blind man hold the trunk of the elephant and then said" Elephant is like a pillar .The other hold on to the tusk of the elephant and said elephant is like a long sharp sword. The other blind man hold on to the legs of the elephant and said elephant is like a huge wall. The other one hold on to the tail of the elephant and said that elephant is like a rope.All of them started fighting among themselves that their version of elephant is truth,when finally a person who could actually see and was not blind passed through the forest and saw all of 4 blind men fighting among themselves and enquired why they were doing so ?
 when he heard what they said he laughed and said all of them were true and elephant was all of that.All the blind men thought that because this man could see he was making fun of them .
Buddha saying the above story said most of us are like those blind people who only experience the truth(God) in our own way and describe it in our own way like those blind people and think only our version of truth is the right one but in truth all of us are just explaining only one aspect of the whole truth .The aim of all human life is to realize Truth (like that the man who could see the elephant ) and understand that different faiths are just describing only different aspects of the same truth (God) .He then said the most important truth which according to me forms the center of all Buddha's teaching and Life
(To be contd..)

Monday, 17 October 2011

Three Trees:God is thinking of something better

    Once upon a mountain top, three little trees stood and dreamed of what they
    wanted to become when they grew up.

    The first little tree looked up at the stars and said: "I want to hold
    treasure. I want to be covered with gold and filled with precious stones.
    I'll be the most beautiful treasure chest in the world!"

    The second little tree looked out at the small stream trickling by on it's
    way to the ocean. "I want to be traveling mighty waters and carrying
    powerful kings. I'll be the strongest ship in the world!"

    The third little tree looked down into the valley below where busy men and
    women worked in a busy town. "I don't want to leave the mountain top at all.
    I want to grow so tall that when people stop to look at me, they'll raise
    their eyes to heaven and think of God. I will be the tallest tree in the

    Years passed. The rain came, the sun shone, and the little trees grew tall.
    One day three woodcutters climbed the mountain.

    The first woodcutter looked at the first tree and said, "This tree is
    beautiful. It is perfect for me." With a swoop of his shining axe, the first
    tree fell. "Now I shall be made into a beautiful chest, I shall hold
    wonderful treasure!" The first tree said.

    The second woodcutter looked at the second tree and said, "This tree is
    strong. It is perfect for me." With a swoop of his shining axe, the second
    tree fell. "Now I shall sail mighty waters!" thought the second tree. "I
    shall be a strong ship for mighty kings!"

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Pray For Obstacle

    While we all pray for each other that one should not come across any
    obstacle in life, I have a different view after reading the following:

    We MUST come across obstacles and need to pray for each other to overcome
    obstacles (with some pain) and progress.

    One night recently my daughter was showing me an aquarium full of tadpoles.
    She had purchased a whole bag
    full of them for her children to watch grow from tadpoles into frogs.

    I noticed that there was a big rock in the aquarium. When I asked her why
    she put a rock right in the middle of the tadpoles' environment, she told me
    an interesting story. I can hardly believe that I have lived all these years
    without having heard it. It is so good and "life-essence saturated."

    She said that she was instructed by the Pet Store Salesman to be sure to
    "put a big rock right in the middle of the aquarium." He explained that "the
    tadpoles must have this obstacle to give them the incentive to climb up and
    thus split their little wiggly tails so that their legs can begin to
    develop. If they have no rock or obstacle to climb up on, they will never
    turn into frogs. They cannot learn how to hop by just swimming around in
    water. They must have something causing resistance to give them the
    incentive to leap forward.

    The Holy Shadow

    There once lived a saint so good that the angels came from heaven to see how a man could be so godly. This saint went about his daily life diffusing virtue as the stars diffuse light and the flowers scent, without being aware of it. His day could be summed up by two words -- he gave, he forgave -- yet these words never passed his lips. They were expressed in his ready smile, his kindness, forbearance, and charity.

    The angels said to God, "Lord, grant him the gift of miracles."
    God replied, "Ask what it is that he wishes."

    They said to the saint, "Would you like the touch of your hands to heal the sick?"
    "No," answered the saint. "I would rather God do that."

    "Would you like to convert guilty souls and bring back wandering hearts to the right path?"
    "No, that is the angels' mission. It is not for me to convert."

    "Would you like to become a model of patience, attracting men by the luster of your virtues, and thus glorifying God?"

    "No," replied the saint. "If men should be attracted to me, they would become estranged from God." "What is it that you desire, then?" asked the angels.

    "What can I wish for?" asked the saint smiling. "That God gives me his grace; with that would I not have everything?"

    The angels said, "You must ask for a miracle, or one will be forced upon you." "Very well," said the saint. "That I may do a great deal of good without ever knowing it."

    The angels were perplexed. They took counsel and resolved upon the following plan: every time the saint's shadow fell behind him or to either side, so that he could not see it, it would have the power to cure disease, soothe pain, and comfort sorrow.

    When the saint walked along, his shadow, thrown on the ground on either side or behind him, made arid paths green, caused withered plants to bloom, gave clear water to dried-up brooks, fresh color to pale children, and joy to unhappy men and women.

    Ratan Tata not even a billionaire!

      *Why ratan tata's name is not on the billionaires list.......?

      Here is a Real Story of Ratan Tata:

      So many people around the world want to know that "What is the Net Worth of
      Ratan Tata"?

      TATA Group is running 96 businesses and out of which 28 Companies are
      publically listed on the various stock exchanges.
      Tata Group is world's top 50 Group according to Market capitalization and

      Have you ever thought why Ratan tata's name is not in the list of
      billionaire' s club? why Ratan Tata is not a billionaire on the Forbes
      magazine list of billionaire people of the world?

      The reason is that, TATA Group's 96 companies are held by its main Company
      "TATA Sons" and the main owner of this TATA Sons is not Ratan Tata but
      various charitable organizations developed and run by TATA Group.

      Out of which JRD TATA Trust & Sir Ratan Tata Trust are the main. 65%
      ownership of TATA Sons which is the key holding company of the other 96 TATA
      Group Company is held by various charitable organizations.

      So this 65% ownership ownership of Tatasons Limited is not reflected on
      Ratan Tata's personal Financial Statement but on the various charitable
      organizations. and this is the reason why Ratan Tata is not in the list of
      Billionaire club.

    No Regrets

      By Steve Goodier*

      At the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris, the sport of canoe racing was added to
      the list of international competitions. The favorite team in the four-man
      canoe race was the United States team. One member of that team was a young
      man by the name of Bill Havens.

      As the time for the Olympics neared, it became clear that Bill's wife would
      give birth to their first child about the time that the U.S. team would be
      competing in the Paris games. In 1924 there were no jet airliners from Paris
      to the United States, only slow ocean going ships. And so Bill found himself
      in a dilemma. Should he go to Paris and risk not being at his wife's side
      when their baby was born? Or should he withdraw from the team and remain
      with his family?

      Bill's wife insisted that he go to Paris. After all, competing in the
      Olympics was the culmination of a life long dream. But Bill felt conflicted
      and, after much soul searching, decided to withdraw from the competition and
      remain home, where he could support his wife when the child arrived. He
      considered being at her side his highest priority, even higher than going to
      Paris to fulfill his dream.

      As it turned out, the United States four-man canoe team won the gold medal
      in Paris. And Bill's wife was late in giving birth to their child. She was
      so late, in fact, that Bill could have competed in the event and returned
      home in time to be with her when she gave birth.

      People said, "What a shame." But Bill said he had no regrets. For the rest
      of his life, he believed he had made the better decision.

      Bill Havens knew what was most important to him. Not everybody figures that
      out. And he acted on what he believed was best. Not everybody has the
      strength of character to say no to something he or she truly wants in order
      to say yes to something that truly matters. But for Bill, it was the only
      way to peace; the only way to no regrets.

      Friday, 14 October 2011

      Footprints on the sand

        Once a devotee was deeply grieved and was praying to God with tears in his
        eyes. While he was weeping uncontrollably, he sort of fell into a trance,
        and all his past memories came flooding into his mind. He saw that he was
        walking along a sandy beach while his past life unfolded before his eyes.
        The devotee saw that besides his own, there was another set of footprints
        moving along with him.
        He called out, "Who is walking along with me?God replied, "It is Me, My child."

      ALEXANDER - The Great's Last 3 Wishes

        Alexander, after conquering many kingdoms, was returning home. On the way,
        he fell ill and it took him to his death bed. With death staring him in his
        face, Alexander realized how his conquests,his great army, his sharp sword
        and all his wealth were of no consequence.

        He now longed to reach home to see his mother's face and bid her his last
        adieu. But, he had to accept the fact that his sinking health would not
        permit him to reach his distant homeland.

        So, the mighty conqueror lay prostrate and pale, helplessly waiting to
        breathe his last. He called his generals and said, "I will depart from this
        world soon, I have three wishes, please carry them out without
        With tears flowing down their cheeks, the generals agreed to abide by their
        king's last wishes.
        1) "My first desire is that", said Alexander,
        *"My physicians alone must" carry my coffin."
        2) After a pause, he continued,
        *"Secondly, I desire that when my coffin is being carried to the grave, the
        path leading to the graveyard be strewn with gold, silver and precious
        stones which I have collected in my treasury".*

        A tale of Two Seas

          Sitting in the Geography class in school, I remember how fascinated I was
          when we were being taught all about the Dead Sea.

          As you probably recall, the Dead Sea is really a Lake, not a sea (and as
          my Geography teacher pointed out, if you understood that, it would guarantee
          4 marks in the term paper!)

          Its so high in salt content that the human body can float easily. You can
          almost lie down and read a book! The salt in the Dead Sea is as high as 35%
          - almost 10
          times the normal ocean water. And all that saltiness has meant that there is
          no life at all in the Dead Sea. No fish. No vegetation. No sea animals.
          lives in the Dead sea.

          And hence the name: Dead Sea.

          While the Dead Sea has remained etched in my memory, I don't seem to
          recall learning about the Sea of Galilee in my school Geography lesson. So
          when I heard about the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea and the tale of the
          two seas - I was intrigued.

          Turns out that the Sea of Galilee is just north of the Dead Sea. Both the
          Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea receive their water from river Jordan. And
          yet, they
          are very, very different.

          Unlike the Dead Sea, the Sea of Galilee is pretty, resplendent with
          rich,colorful marine life. There are lots of plants. And lots of fish too.
          In fact, the sea of Galilee is home to over twenty different types of

          Same region, same source of water, and yet while one sea is full of life,
          the other is dead. How come?