The Happiness of Peace and Prasadam
100 Days of Happiness – Day 1
My happiness depends on my peace of mind. Since morning, my mood was off. I was feeling sullen. But happiness comes from small things after all.
At my office, there’s a temple. On this day in 2011, the deity was placed there, and every year, there’s a pratishta pooja that happens. For me, happiness is the ambience of the temple. I haven’t gone there often, but when I do, it is calm and energy giving. That calmness comes to my mind as well. I think I should go there more often.
Today, the ambience was a little different. But a few moments there, a small prayer and seeing the Lord Shiva, it gave me some joy. And the prasadam that we got in return was a delicious lunch with puliyogare (tamarind rice), curd rice (with onions, chillies and pomegranate seeds) and kesari baath (a dessert made with semolina, sugar, ghee, water, milk, and diced pineapple). It was filling, and a moment of joy to savor from this day.
(© 23rd September 2015)