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Few Tips for First Meeting Arranged for Marriage.

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All set for your first meeting arranged by your family? No net yet still confused nervous and thinking what will happen when you too meet, what to ask him/her, how to initiate the talk with a person who could be possibly your soul-mate, how to react and respond  to all the questions asked as first impression is the last impression. These all mind-boggling question might be popping-up in your head while meeting with your preferred partner. Now sit back and relax here are few grooming tips and techniques which can help you out and you can decide upon whether to say yes to the person or not.
Two points to be considered at first meeting of to be groom and bride. What to talk about?How to decide after the talk?
To know each other better start the conversation with general topics and in which both can share comfort level and play the role in breaking the silence. Meeting first time someone and when that someone could be possibly your life-partner can give you goose bumps. So start a normal con…

Matrimonial Vivah: Focusing on Building Relations

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Should your spouse be your best friend?

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He’s like my best friend.”“She’s the best friend in my life.”
These are common statements and beliefs about a relationship with our spouse.That they must be our friend, no, best friend — as well as all the other roles a spouse plays in marriage.While I don’t discount that there should be friendship between husband and wife, having him or her as your best friend will be the death-nail to the marriage.To clarify, I’m referring to best friend here as a primary and/or sole outlet of your relational needs. When you first met your spouse, ideally you were both living lives that were fulfilling and interesting (note the emphasis on “ideally”— if you and/or your spouse didn't have a lot going on when you first met, the relationship was already in really big trouble). One reason your spouse was attractive was the life they were living apart from you. The lives you were living before you met were an important part of what made each of you who you were.As you began spending more time together…

Indian traditional marriage

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Indian weddings are traditionally multi-day affairs, and involve many intricate ceremonies, such as the painting of the hands and feet of the bride called a mehndi. Garlands are presented to guests of Honor instead of corsages, and lots of flower or rose petals are thrown for good luck. The wedding is typically divided into three parts: pre-wedding, main, and post-wedding. The pre-wedding includes all the preparations and a party the night before where each side of the family can meet each other and dance and have fun. A Pundit, who has selected the day of the wedding based on the bride and groom’s horoscopes, conducts a prayer with family members to provide the couple with a happily married life. The wedding altar (mandapa) is built the day of and the groom is welcomed by his future mother in law where his feet are then washed and he is offered milk and honey. His sister in law will attempt to steal his shoes and if she succeeds, the groom must pay her to get them back. An Indian groo…

What happiness is

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Although happiness is properly the same thing as the enjoyment of the chief good, and therefore the best experience which may be desired, nevertheless because this state of enjoyment includes the chief good, happiness itself was made to be called the chief good. It is called the “chief of goods,” “the ultimate good,” “the end of the ends,” and “the end par excellence,” because all other things are desired and sought after for its sake, while happiness itself is ultimately desired for its own sake. Let’s first consider two important points.
The first is, that we shall not concern ourselves here with the happiness upheld by Holy Men, particularly when they teach how happy is he who is helped by Divine Providence, devotes himself purely to the worship of God, and who, full of faith, hope, and charity, spends the rest of his days gently and calmly. We will speak only about that which can be known as natural, i.e., acquirable by natural means, which the philosophers did not ever doubt could…