Friday, May 02, 2014

Michhami Dukkadam

Micchami Dukkadam means asking for forgiveness for hurting in the past, knowingly or unknowingly. It is also an unconditional owning up to the human nature to err, and asking for forgiveness if one may inadvertently end up hurting in the future.

This idea of Jainism appeals a lot, it is one of the most noble, sweet little ideals that a religion could inculcate in its followers.

Just like flowers hold no grudge against the child that uproots plants in an impulsive fit, may God also give me the strength to forgive those who have wronged me. It is a very tough call. Anger, hate and envy are more persistent than calm, love and appreciation. Everyday, each disappointment brings with it the potential to push up to either set of emotions. I want the strength and blessings to accept the latter set, the positive.

For all my anger and my bluntness, for the times I act selfish...

Khamemi Savve Jiva

Savve Jiva Khamantu me

Mitti me Savva Bhooesu

Veram Majjham Na Kenvi

Michchhami Dukkadam

I forgive all living beings.
May all souls forgive me,
I am on friendly terms with all;
I have no animosity toward any soul.
May all my faults be dissolved.

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Meow Handicrafts - Updates

We took up a stall at Goa's happening Saturday Night Market in December. The experience was amazing, encouraging, learning, at times a little too exhausting, but on the whole quite worth it.

For those who have come late to the party, Meow Handicrafts is my venture to sell paper and bead jewellery and a lot of other interesting stuff that I make. It's named after my cat, Meow. We are working  to update our collection on Etsy. A whole new range should be up soon, watch this space for news.

Here are some photos of work in progress :

     Modern Meditation / Meow Handicrafts (C) Gauri Gharpure

     Meow on my mind