Danger of forcibly control sexuality through a vow of celibacy

Celibacy requires great skill and self-awareness. Otherwise it results in psychological suppression of desire, and consequent neuroses. One slays desires not by suppressing them, but by observing them, and "letting them go." Not only celibacy, but any object of desire, any intention which one sets for oneself, for example, dietary restriction, or marriage fidelity, can become a source of inner conflict. That is why more than half of the adult population in the West suffer from serious neuroses. Anyone who begins to meditate, or with the help of a therapist, begins to observe their thoughts and emotions with detachment can eventually develop the skill required to "let go" of them. As most emotions entail suffering, the practice of meditation can weaken these sources of suffering, the samskaras, or habits of mind. But only by repeatedly returning to the nondual state of consciousness, samadhi, can one uproot these habits, according to Classical Yoga, as expressed in the Yoga-Sutras of Patanjali. "Letting go" of desires requires that one observe them as they arise. One uses one's intellectual faculty of discernment to recognize the desire for what it is: a disturbance of the vital body. One may label what kind of desire it is. By doing so, it ceases to be "me" or "mine," or subjective; it becomes an object, like a cloud, or a tree. One does nothing to manifest the desire until or unless one is in a calm state, with little or no preference as to whether to indulge it or not.

It is not the object of desire which is to be avoided usually. It is not the object of desire which is usually problematic. The bar of chocolate just is. The attractive co-worker or acquaintance just is. It is the desire which is problematic. It is desire that must be slain. Desire creates suffering. This is one of fundamental tenets of all spiritual traditions around the world, and all Eastern religions. One's spiritual progress is inversely related to the degree to which one is subject to desire. If one does not yet recognize this, then reflect deeply upon it, and examine the wisdom teachings of authentic spiritual traditions.

Convinced of its value and with the courage to apply yourself to it, consider making a vow of celibacy for some period, for example, two weeks, a month, three months, to begin with. If you are in a relationship be prepared to explain why to your partner and invite them to do so also. If you fear that you will lack the capacity to fulfill the vow, then work on the subject of fear for awhile, with meditation and self-study. You will be amazed by what you learn about yourself, and what you are not.

Practice of celibacy with Siddha tantric tradition

While celibacy is usually associated with spiritual traditions which renounce involvement in worldly life, both in the East and West, it plays an important role in preparing adepts in various sects of Tantra. "Tantra" has many meanings. It means "web" and in this sense refers to the web of teachings which unite the spiritual and material worlds. Tantra also refers to "teachings" which encompass the use of energetic practices, to bring about a transformation of human nature. It is based upon the Samkhya, the dualistic philosophic school which posits two fundamental poles of reality, the Seer and the Seen, spirit/consciousness and nature. The writers of the tantras, whether they are Hindu or Buddhist, recorded the results of their experiments with the subtle anatomy, including the chakras and nadis, using pranayama, mantras, visualization, inner worship, and finally hatha yoga.

Tantra includes practices which involve sublimating sexual energy, bindu, into spiritual energy, ojas, through kundalini yoga. Practitioners of tantra are known as sadhaks, those who follow a prescribed sadhana, or discipline. Adepts of tantra are known as siddhas, or perfect masters of human nature. The tantrics realized that human nature can be transformed, based upon the principle of identifying with Shiva-Shakti, Conscious-Energy. They realized that consciousness follows energy and that energy follows consciousness. Everything emanates from Supreme Consciousness, referred to as Shiva and Supreme Energy, referred to as Shakti.

What consideration should be given to cultural before adopting a vow of celibacy?

The decision to make a vow of celibacy needs to be made after considering whether one’s environment is going to be sufficiently supportive. Do you need to and if so, can you give up watching movies which involve sexuality? Are you going to school and surrounded by persons who tempt you? If you are working in a place which brings you into contact with many sources of temptation, it may be necessary for you to decide whether you can manage it, or change where you live or work. It will be easier to maintain the vow if you are living in a place which is isolated, for example a rural retreat center. Or even, if you commit your free time to your practices and study rather than to socializing.

In India, in certain orthodox Hindu communities, children take a vow of brahmacharya at the age of puberty, so that until they are married, all of their energy can be directed towards their studies, both spiritual and temporal, and so prepare themselves for the second phase of life, the heavy responsibilities of family life. The life of the student is the first stage of four stages, or ashramas of life. It is followed by the life of the householder, the grahasta, wherein one enjoys sexuality activity, creates and maintains a family, contributes to society’s economic needs. When one’s children are grown and have become married, then the third stage of life, that of a retired person, a vanaprasti, when one has more time for self-study, contemplation of eternal verities, public service and spiritual seeking. Typically during this third phase, sexual activities are avoided. This third stage prepares one for the final ashrama, the fourth stage of life, known as sannyas, wherein one may choose to renounces one’s material possessions and family. This choice may be formalized with vows of renunciation, made with or without the blessings and guidance of a spiritual preceptor. Such vows will usually include vows of celibacy. In India, most sannyasins, are men, and they can be identified by their ochre colored clothes. But many women enjoy a special status when they reach the age of sixty, which allows them to be freed of family responsibilities and to dedicate their time to activities associated with religion and spirituality. Such women choose to mark this status by wearing only white.

A social code will also be supportive. In India, men socialize only with men. Women socialize only with women. Even in social gatherings, this has been the rule, until recently, when Western social behavior, through modern media, has weakened the observance of this social code. Otherwise, dating is frowned upon. Group social activities are the norm. Such limitations serve to prevent unwanted advances and unnecessary intimate exchanges. Unfortunately it also leads to frequent psychological suppression, because people are ignorant of the need for “letting go” of sexual fantasy, and even less skilled in practicing it. Fueled by the influx of pornography and Western values, India’s spiritual and religious culture is threatened. If one decides to follow such a social code, one must also avoid mentally “pushing away” with others, as this may create psychological suppression, and worse, misogyny, or antipathy, and towards others, and alienation. One must also avoid the belief that one is superior to others. Such a belief is sometimes fostered within religious sects.

What must I do to to adopt celibacy?

Celibacy is a form of austerity, or tapas. Tapas means self-challenge, voluntarily assumed, for the purpose of effecting a positive change in one's life.

Tapas has three essential elements:

  1. A vow, which expresses one's intention or sankalpa: To be effective it should include a clear, positive statement in the present tense, using a verb which leaves no doubt even at the subconscious level as to one's intention. For example: "In thought, word and action, I remain chaste." Or "I see in others only the embodiment of the Divine." Statements like "I hope to" or "I want to" which imply doubt are avoided. One's vow should not include reference to what one is trying to avoid, otherwise, it may contribute to psychological suppression. One therefore concentrates on what one is seeking: Brahma, the universal nondual state of consciousness. A vow of tapas is generally made for a predetermined period: for example, a day, or a month, a year. So it is usually temporary, but it may be for the remainder of one's life.
  2. The exercise of ones willpower: When desires come, one does not dwell on them. One does not allow the mind to fantasize nor to dwell on memories of sexual experiences. Above all, one's mantra is "I shall not manifest it (this desire) with any word or action," for example through masturbation or flirtation. A little success will multiply one's willpower. Failure will weaken one's willpower by a multiple degree.
  3. Persistence: sincerity is doing what you say you are going to do. So, no matter how difficult, no matter the failures, no matter the doubts of one's capacity, one continues to exercises one's discernment and one's willpower. One notices when desires begin to enter the mind, and one exercises detachment towards them immediately. One detaches from the mind's attempts to justify the desire.

What is celibacy and its purpose?

Celibacy is purposeful abstention from sexual activity which begins with a formal vow. It is not merely living one's life without sexual relations. As such, celibacy is as different from merely not having an active sex life, as fasting is different from merely not having anything to eat!

In the West, the only persons who are generally qualified to say anything about "celibacy" are those who have taken vows, for example, current and former Catholic priests, monks and nuns. Others can only express questions, because without experiencing it, opinions can express only here say.

Taking a vow of celibacy will strike nearly every adult as strange, unnatural or foreign, particularly in the modern Western popular culture, where the average person is continuously bombarded by advertising and the media to entertain sexual fantasies, virility or association with sexual attraction. Happiness requires an active sex life according to advertisements for Viagra, and millions of men believe it.

In India, celibacy is usually referred to as "brahmacharya."The word "brahmacharya" means "knower of Brahma," that is, one who is able to access the nondual transcendental state of awareness. It is one of the yamas, or social restraints of Patanjali's "eight limbed" (ie. astanga) yoga, and in that context implies the broader concept of chastity, in thought, word and deed. As a "social restraint" or yama, it is prescribed as a means of spiritual Self-realization, to protect the seeker in social relationships, where the ego's manifestations, which include pride, greed, lust, and anger, can cause mental delusion and inter-personal conflict. The other yamas include not harming, not lying, not stealing and greedlessness.

Celibacy, therefore, is not merely abstaining from sexual activity. It includes avoiding lust, sexual desire and fantasy.

Celibacy's greatest purpose is to slay desire, the principle of all our superficial life, which satisfies itself with the life of the senses and in the play of the passions. When we eliminate desire, that propensity of our natural being, the passions, the emotional results, will fall into quietude. A calm equality will then be gained. As a result, the delusion that "I am the body," and "I am my feelings, emotions, wants, and thoughts," is gradually replaced by the realization that "I am," that which never changes, that Witnesses the drama of my life, as "being, consciousness, and bliss," sat chid ananda.

Celibacy is not an end in itself, but a means to realizing a greater spiritual or religious purpose. In Christian religious orders a vow to maintain celibacy is part of one's complete dedication to Christ and the work of His Church. Catholic nuns or sisters are taught to view themselves as the "brides of Christ." When viewed as a means to a greater purpose, it makes perfect sense. It is not unlike a marriage vow of faithfulness to one's wife or husband which helps to ensure the success of the marriage. In Hindu and Buddhist monastic traditions, in order to keep one on the path to moksha or spiritual liberation from the wheel of samsara, endless desire and reincarnation, it is part of a three-fold life time vow of celibacy, poverty, and obedience to one's spiritual preceptor or to the discipline of one's monastic order.

Top 25 Life learning Lessons from GrandFather

To do something great in life we must need experience. However all time we do not have all kind of experiences or time to do it. Sometime refers to holy books, elders and other great people will always helpful. Check out top 25 Life learning Lessons from GrandFather.

1. Always maintain a good sense of humor.
2. Never be too good to start at the bottom.
3. Exercise every single day, even when you don't feel like it.
4. Don't spend more money than you make.
5. Drink orange juice every day.
6. Love at first sight is not a fable.
7. Having a bad job is better than having no job at all.
8. Eat around the mold; don't go wasting food.
9. Your family is the most precious thing you will ever have in life.
10. Eat sausage every day — it worked for me.
11. Your life is delicate, and if you neglect yourself, you'll spoil. That's what cheese taught me.
12. Don't ever be afraid to be your true self.
13. Everyone has too many clothes. Wear what you have and quit buying more.
14. You must be able to forgive, even if it's difficult to do.
15. Save your money now and spend it later.
16. Love is not always easy; sometimes you have to work at it.
17. Find something comical in every single situation.
18. If you're faced with a problem, don't delay trying to figure it out. But if there's no way to figure it out, you have to forget about it.
19. Make sure you're doing what you love; don't be afraid to follow those dreams you have for yourself.
20. Education is important, but not necessary. Life can be an education in itself.
21. Explore your world and stay curious.
22. Try not to take yourself so seriously.
23. My full name is William Bradford James Anderson, and my initials always remind me to ask myself, "Why be just anybody?"
24. Have common sense. Think about the most reasonable answer to every situation. If you don't have common sense, you're a bust.
25. Life is a gift that you must unwrap. It's up to you to determine if what's inside will lead you to happiness or dismay. You have the power to make that decision for yourself.

Xat.com/Flirt: Start Flirting with Flirt Xat Chat Group

Chatting is getting popularity day by day. Nowadays, everyone seems to chat on phone, or in cybercafé. Many social networking websites such as Twitter, Myspace, Facebook, Google+, etc., provide facility of chatting. People can make their groups for chatting at networking websites. These websites also allow users to do private chat. These facilities bring everyone closer to their loved ones, friends, and relatives. Xat.com is also a social networking website that allows its users to create a branded Xat chat group and start Xat chats with their friends.

Xat.com/Flirt: Start Flirting with Flirt Xat Chat Group
Xat.com introduced Xat chats in 4th quarter of 2007 and it furtively started rising in mid 2008. Xat Chat has grown and developed into very social and addictive. As people sign in at Xat.com, they can make groups, select their own avatars, change their Xat chat background & its page background, and also add in full fledged websites underneath their Xat chats. But Xat website contains some features that make it a little bit different from Facebook, Myspace, and any other traditional social network websites.

The Xat website contains some central features like "days and xats" (Currency of Xat.com), and Xat addons (Xat powers). These features are called its powers that are liked and desired by everyone. Xat users can buy "days and xats" to buy and trade Xat addons. Regular users of Xat are provided with a unique way to be noticeable from everyone else by these powerful features.

For starting chat, users need to register at Xat.com, and get a symbol to their name. People, who are chatting in the room, will be shown as a visitor list. Every name contains a person symbol next to it and their status is indicated by the color such as green for online, red for off-line, gold for owner, silver for moderator, blue for member, grey for ignored and brown for banned. If some users have the Powers, then they might have a purple/pink icon.

Type a message into the message entry box at the bottom of the chat box and send it. As you press the return key, the message will be sent to the other people in the chat room. As anyone sends a message, their symbol in the visitor/friend list will glow green to indicate he/she is talking. When you send a message, your symbol will glow green and other person sends messages their symbol will glow as well.

Users can create a group for many reasons such as to discuss a particular subject such as music, anime, surfing, and computer games; for a specific age group or type of person such as 20 something, and students; or for a specific country or language. As you create chat groups, you can add it to your chat box and this will be appeared as a second tab next to the main tab. The green speech bubble on the bottom left of the chat box, provides direct access to users to the chat groups.

Users can chat in private for that they will be provided a separate window. Start a private chat by clicking on a person on the visitors/friends lists/the name on a message someone has sent and clicking on Private Chat option. As you click on Private Chat option, you will be directed to a tab that contains just you and the person you want to begin a private chat with. Users can change their names, pictures, home page, and also reset their ID/user data.

Guide for Paying AT&T Bill

AT&T, a leader in telecommunication services, is focused on providing ground-breaking, reliable, high-quality products and services from revolutionary smart-phones to next-generation TV services for its consumers. The aim of AT&T is to join people with their world, everywhere they exist and work. It creates new solutions for customers and industries and drives novelty in the communications and entertainment industry. AT&T contains new technology that allows chats from the platforms which will be accessed across mobile devices and desktops.

Guide for Paying AT&T Bill
AT&T offers a range of payment options and methods for convenience of its customers. Customers can pay their AT&T bill by different ways from the customary and basic method of mailing in a check to an AT&T payment remittance center to the newest and most ultramodern method of paying with a text message from your mobile phone. Customers can choose their preferred option such as online or other options to make their AT&T payment convenient.

Online AT&T bill payment:

Customers can view their recent AT&T bill, charges due, and past statements in the default ebill view at AT&T website. AT&T website offers paperless (online) bill payment option to save some trees, stamps and time. Customers can get notification through email every month. After getting notice, customers can login and review their bill, print it, or download it to their computer to print at a later time.

AT&T View-N-Pay:

Online bill payment is the simplest and fastest way that can be done by clicking a button directly from website. For online payment of AT&T bills, you need to visit www.att.com, and click on my AT&T option, then click on Bill & payment option. You need to login at your AT&T account with your user name, and password then click on "Make a Payment." Then enter the payment amount that you want to pay, and choose one of the options such as check/saving account, credit/debit account, or use of a gift card for payment of bills.

Enter your bank account number, bank account routing and transit account information for paying bill through checking/savings account. Enter your credit card or debit card information such as card number, expiration date, and card security code for paying bill through credit/debit card. Enter your gift card information such as card number, expiration date, and card security code for paying bill through gift card. Then confirm the entered payment information on prior screens, accept the AT&T payment terms and conditions, and click on Submit button.

View & Pay at Other Web Sites:

There are various websites like MyCheckFree.com that offer online bill payment services. You can view and pay your bill, at free of charge, at MyCheckFree.com. You can merge all your billing needs such as personal bank, credit union, brokerage firm, or your favorite financial management software. Also, you can view and pay your AT&T bill with your other bills from one suitable location.

Automatic Bill Payment:

If you often forget the date of your bill payment, then automatic bill payment option is very useful for you. This is very simple, suitable, and safe way to pay your AT&T bill. It makes sure that your bills are paid on time each month without any effort from you but you must have enough funds in your bank account or sufficient credit available on your credit card for doing this work. AT&T is allowed to automatically charge your debit or credit card each month for the amount of your AT&T bill or produce an ACH payment draft from your checking/savings account each month on your payment due date in the AT&T AutoPay service.

AT&T does not take extra charge for this service. To pay your AT&T bill, funds from your checking or credit card account are automatically transferred by ABP. You must have an Internet browser that supports the 128-bit encryption security standard to enroll by using checking account. But similar to its advantages, it also has some disadvantages. You may face a bit of a pain to disable the service of autopay by contacting a consumer service representative.

One Time Payment:

AT&T Customer Center allows you to pay your AT&T bills of a year online with the use of your checking or credit card account. This bill payment option is available only for AT&T Paper allocated consumers. AT&T does not take any charge for this service and all credit card information is totally confidential and secure. For one time payment, you need to login to your online account by using your User ID and Password or set up a new online account by choosing Register Now. Then, choose the PayBill tab at the top of your online bill and follow the instructions to make your payment.

Other option for AT&T bill payment:

There are many ways such as by mail, by a phone, and in person, to pay your AT&T bills. Generally, bills are received by mail, at the end of each month with a billed date. You need to pay your bill before its due date.

Over wireless phone:

Paying bills through phone is possibly helpful for those, who travel frequently and want to take benefit of being able to pay their bills from anyplace when they are away from home. To pay your AT&T bill with AT&T automated system by using your wireless phone, you can utilize your credit card or checking account. You need to call 1-800-222-0300 or 1-800-number listed on your bill to pay your AT&T bill by phone. Choose “Billing” option and follow the instructions to pay your bill by check or credit card from its touch tone menu. AT&T provides Pay by phone service to AT&T Paper Billed customers without any extra charge.

Through the Mail:

You need to send your check or money order with the payment slip and return in the provided envelope to pay your AT&T bill through mail. If the payment slip is lost, then send your payment to: AT&T, PO Box 8212, Aurora, IL 60572-8212. Be sure to write your account number on your check or money order. Within 7 - 10 business days, your payment will be posted to your account. This service is available for only AT&T Paper Billed customers.

In Person:

Many people give preference to make their payment in person. AT&T also offers In Person Payment option and for this option, AT&T authorized payment agents are available in most areas and are able to accept payment by cash, check, or money order. If your payment is obtained before 7 p.m. local time, then official payment agents will post it to your account on the next business day or if it is received after 7 p.m. local time, then it will be posted within 2 business days to your account by authorized payment agents.

You need to show your payment slip, included in your billing, to the payment agent at the time of payment. You should also keep your receipt for future reference. Remember that a Consumer Convenience Fee of up to $1 is charged for this service by In Person Payment agents. AT&T provides this service to its paper billed customers. You can call 1-800-222-0300 to find out your nearby official In Person Payment agent.

Medicare.gov/coverage: Find Out If Medicare Covers Your Test, Item, or Service

Medicare, a health insurance, is financed by the Federal government for the people having age of 65 or above, people having age below 65 with certain deformities and people of any age with ESRD (End Stage Renal Disease) in which a kidney transplant or regular dialysis is required due to permanent kidney failure. All medical expenses are not covered by Medicare; it will help you to pay for health care.

Medicare.gov/coverage: Find Out If Medicare Covers Your Test, Item, or Service
Medicare is financed with monthly premiums taken from Social Security checks and with a fraction of the payroll taxes remunerated by workers and employers. Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services manage the US Medicare system. Coverage for services and items for more than 43 million recipients is provided by Medicare. Majority of coverage is offered on a local level.

Medicare has 4 parts which cover different types of services with different costs.

Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance):  This Hospital Insurance Medicare is free for nearly everyone who remunerated Medicare taxes. This Medicare coverage helps to cover inpatient hospital care, home health care, hospice care, or skilled nursing facility.

Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance): This Medical Insurance Medicare is for Medicare qualifying people. This Medicare coverage helps to cover hospital outpatient care, doctors' services, home health care and some preventative services to sustain certain diseases from getting worse and for maintaining your health. For Part B coverage, people have to pay $96.40. Though, people having household income above $170,000 and personal income above $85,000 have to pay higher premiums.

Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage Plans): Medicare Advantage Plans includes Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) Plans, Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) Plans, Special Needs Plans (SNP) and Private Fee-for-Service (PFFS) Plans. Medicare-approved private companies provide these plans. This Medicare covers Part A, Part B, and usually Part D (Medicare prescription drug coverage). You have to pay for Part B coverage with a premium for the plan itself. People having Medicare Part A and Part B can make a choice to receive all of these health care services through one of above provider organizations of Part C.

Medicare Part D (Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage): This Medicare is the newest addition. This gives a prescription drug alternative provided by Medicare-approved private insurance companies. This Medicare coverage helps to cover the prescription drugs cost. This may help to lower the expenses of prescription drug and help to protect against high expenses in the future. It also helps to cover medications cost prescribed by doctors for treatment. If you want to apply for Part D coverage, you must be registered in Medicare. Varying annual deductibles and monthly premiums are included in Part D plans.
People who want to join in Medicare have the advantage of few Coverage Choices for choosing a better option.

You can select Original Medicare which offers Part A and Part B coverage and you can also add Part D to reduce the prescription drugs cost. Part A and Part B Medicare coverage have somewhat gaps between them. Medigap, a Medicare Supplement Insurance may fill this gap. Medical expenses which are not covered by Medicare will be provided by this private insurance plan, Medigap. However, you will need to provide an extra insurance premium, if you register in a Medigap plan.

The other option is Medicare Advantage Plans which are provided by Medicare-approved private companies. HMO and PPO choices are included in this plan which provides both Part A and B coverage. There is no need of Medigap insurance in Medicare Advantage Plans and drug coverage is often included in these plans. The charges for this service are varying by plan and insurance company.

Unlike Medicare Advantage Plans, there is no requirement of Part A in Medicare Cost Plans. Medicare Cost Plans are accessible only in certain parts of the US. You can join this Plan when new members are accepted by plan, otherwise wait for the general enrollment period. Charges of this non-network service are covered under Original Medicare. At any time, you can leave the plan and go back to Original Medicare.
All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly or PACE Programs offers services for weak aged and disabled people having age of 55 and above who are certified by the state as needing nursing home care. You must live in this program offering state for receiving this PACE benefits.

Pilot programs and Demonstrations are offered time to time for testing of Medicare improvements. They are offered only for a limited time period in a specific area, because they are for testing purposes only.

Medicare coverage is commonly confused with Medicaid but Medicaid does not include in Medicare eligibility. Medicaid is a program which is designed by a state-level government for the help of low income families to pay for medical care.

Your medical service or test is covered or not, can be determined on the official site of Medicare. You can use quick search tool for getting answers which you need. You can get relevant information about coverage by entering your exact policy id number at www.medicare.gov/coverage. You have also options of identifying your state and selecting relevant coverage topics for quick search approach. You will get many resources on www.medicare.gov/coverage which helps you to manage your health. For this, check out the sections Manage Your Health, Resource Locator, Medicare Basics, and Help and Support.  Prevention works as a best medicine often, so get benefits of these services to live healthy. You can see screenings and measurements covered by Medicare by preventive services checklist. Use the search box if you don’t find the information you are looking for.

How to do Analysis of Verizon Wireless Account?

The country's biggest 4G LTE network and most trustworthy 3G network are operated by Verizon Wireless. Verizon Wireless is a combined project of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ:VZ) and Vodafone (NASDAQ and LSE: VOD). Verizon Wireless Company is a leader in wireless voice and data services, as it started country's largest 4G LTE network in 38 markets, and over 60 airports in December 2010. The first wide-area wireless broadband network of the country is made by Verizon Wireless.

Vzw.com/accountanalysis: How to do Analysis of Verizon Wireless Account?
The country’s initial wireless consumer 3G multimedia service is delivered by Verizon Wireless. It also provides international voice and data services in over 200 destinations around the globe. The plan of the company is to develop its 4G LTE network to cover 175 markets before the end of 2011 and cover its complete 3G network footprint before the end of 2013. Verizon Wireless Company is headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J. Verizon Wireless tests and optimizes the network every day. Verizon Wireless maintains and adjusts the network of company on a regular basis by utilizing results of its recurrent network tests as part of its continuing quality maintenance programs.

Users of My Verizon obtain the expediency of managing their account online with great benefits such as they can check their minutes and messages; change or reset their Voice Mail password; and access My Verizon on their mobile phone. As users manage their account online, they can make payments, view call history, add refill cards and more. Sign in at My Verizon to manage payments or find payment locations; check your balance; add or remove features; change your calling plan or phone; and manage account alerts. With My Verizon, you can save time as with just one click, you may access your account information anytime, anywhere.

You can read your Verizon account analysis and get the probable upgrade package at www.vzw.com/accountanalysis. Generally, users will be suggested with the newest Android powered smartphone such as Samsung Droid Charge, HTC Thunderbolt, Droid Incredible and Verizon iPhone 4 by Verizon Wireless. The majority of those powerful smartphones will have a 2 years agreement with Verizon Wireless. You will require a Verizon Wireless MyVerizon account to check out the information at vzw.com/accountanalysis. My Verizon is fast, free and simple to use.

You can login at vzw.com/accountanalysis by entering your user ID or Cell Phone number, and password. New users need to sign up by entering their Verizon mobile number. You can also sign up for email alerts from Verizon, which will email you for special offers and significant consumer information. If you have any query or problem with www.vzw.com/accountanalysis, then call VZW Customer Service at 800-922-0204. The site is available in both English and Spanish languages.

If you want to talk to a Verizon Wireless customer representative straightforwardly to understand your offer and the best time to activate it or for more information, then you can check Verizon Wireless website at support.vzw.com/phones. After purchasing products, you can share your feedback in Verizon Wireless online customer survey at verizonwirelesssurvey.com.

Logitech.com/myharmony: Solution about Harmony Remote

Logitech has introduced Harmony remotes, which can be set up very easily; just connect it to your computer and get step by step guide of configuring your remote. Logitech Harmony Remotes provides you control in those ways that other remotes can not provide. Harmony Remotes can support 225,000+ devices and simple online setup with one touch control. You are allowed to turn on the exact devices in your home entertainment system or whatever you want by simply one touch to Harmony remote. Harmony remotes are available to control for a necessary TV setup to a rechargeable touch display command center.
Logitech.com/myharmony: Solution about Harmony Remote
Harmony remotes support more than 5,000 brands, and above 225,000 devices from cable boxes and TVs, to DVD players and AV receivers; as well as its online library of home entertainment devices grow daily. Activity-based control is featured in Harmony remotes to provide you what you want such as watch something from your DVR? Play a DVD? Listen to your music player?, by just pressing a button. Harmony remotes also control diverse devices for channel, playback controls, volume, and more, even performing another way in every activity.

Harmony remote is ideal for your home because it allows you to manage all the functions of your devices, and you can do many things such as change screen sizes, adjust the volume, and access video on demand with one remote. Harmony remotes are intended to be simple to use with easy-to-use sculpted buttons, for everyone in your home. You can easily find the function that you are in search of on the Harmony remote because its buttons have been organized into logical zones. Many Harmony remotes are easy to use even in the dark since they are featured with buttons (and touch screens) with backlighting.

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How can you help India to make better?

When you really want to help motherland India to make it more progressive and peaceful, lots of ideas come to your mind. Here are few ideas I have tried to place according to my thoughts.

After your studies when you are trying for a job never think about jobs from foreign countries. Work for companies from our country. If possible when you get the skill set up your own firm and work hard.

Always think that Education is not about being a good engineers but about being a good tutor for the coming generation. Help upcomers with your energy, knowledge and with full hands. Let them admire you and follow you to good path.

Become a good engineer. As an engineer do things that are not possible by others to make lives better for the people. Innovate or make something useful for our people in our country.

How to Save and Invest Smartly with your Salary?

There was a study conducted on people who won the lottery. It was found that approximately five years after winning the lofty amount, 90% of them end up in a worse condition than where they were at the point of winning the lottery. Why this happens is a different subject altogether, but the point to understand here is that sudden cash flow is not the solution to your problems.

Before I discuss how to save or invest your salary, let us understand the WHY. Why do you want to better utilize your salary? To be rich? To save for the rainy day? For your travels? To buy the MacBook? (or whatever) Let us delve deeper into the WHY, but here is one primary take away - "Financially successful people (read - rich) not just earn more money, but have a different take on finances. It’s a mentality shift. So one of your primary objectives, whether you earn 20K or 50K, should be to understand this Financial-wisdom or money-mind and try to imbibe it.

Now, for your salary! Whatever your salary, first thing you should do is save a tiny portion of it. I do not care if it’s a FD or PPF or your piggy bank, but I just want to save a part of it. This needs not be huge, say a thousand bucks a month will suffice. If you need motivation or reason, think of this as 'saving for the rainy day' However, the only reason I want you to save this amount is just to get into the discipline of taking a part of your salary and earning and putting it away. This is one discipline which will go a long way into paving the way of your financial freedom.

Tips on Buying Good Mattress for you

When your mattress starts to sag in the middle, then it is time to get a new one. Even if your mattress does not sag in the middle, if you have had it for a long time, it is time for you to get a new one. So where do you begin. It can be a very difficult process to get the right type of mattress. I know that it is time for me to get a new mattress because I have back aches when I get up every morning. Only when I started looking for a good mattress did I realize that those things are very expensive. Some cost thousands of dollars. I just can't understand how anyone can afford it.

One thing that you have to think about is that you will be sleeping on your mattress for a long time. So if you factor that in, then thousands of dollars makes sense. Do not compromise on quality. If you do not have the money, save up for it or wait for something to go on sale. It will be worth it in the end because you would not want to change mattresses every year or every few years. And you have to think of how much time you are going to be spending on it.

Easy to make and Incredible Gifts Ideas for Mother in Christmas

If you are wondering what can I make my mom for Christmas this year, you will want to consider these easy to make gift ideas. In the Christmas season, it is not about how much you spend, but rather the thought that counts. With that said, some of the best gifts are those that are homemade. They will usually have the most meaning. In addition, they won’t break the bank either. Thus, if you are on a budget, get a little creative and make a gift for mom that lasts. With a little determination, you could give her the best gift she receives. If you are asking what do I make my mom for Christmas, start with the basics. Usually, for young kids this means creating a family drawing. Take some time and draw a picture of the entire family. Then, color it in with all your favorite colors. Then, make sure you sign your name on the back and put the year you did it. It might even be fun to write each person’s name next to them in your drawing. If so inclined, you can do several other pictures so you have more than just one to draw. For example, you might draw a picture of your house, your bedroom, and your family pets. These ideas are simple, and you probably have paper and crayons handy to complete this gift for mom on your own. Be sure to wrap it up for her as a gift.

How to Get out of Depression Naturally?

Depression can cause serious health hazard and make your time like garbage when you are in depression. Check out few easy ideas to you understand how to treat and get rid of depression naturally.

Do not let your depression control your social routines. Depression may cause you from wanting to do your normal activities.Keep on doing the things you would normally.

lady in Depression with doctor to know how to Get out of Depression Naturally

Make certain that you exercise enough each day. People who get at least 30 minutes of daily exercise are more likely to respond to depression treatments better. You may find that exercise is actually better than prescription medicine. Simply taking the stairs or walking farther to get to the store can benefit your physical and mental health.

There are some treatments for depression you can try. Try grape juice combined with St. It can be less expensive and addictive than regular antidepressant medications.

Real Story of Middle Class Indian Parents Vs foreign parents

In India middle class always suffers in any case, whether it's education, expenses, buying home, go on vacation or saving. Let's take an example to understand why don't Indian parents enjoy life like foreign parents rather than depend on their children in their old age?

IP - Indian Parents.
IK - Indian Kids.

At the age of 8:
IK - Let's go on a vacation.
IP - No, kiddo. We are saving money for your school term fees.

At the age of 16:
IK - Let's go on a vacation, please?
IP - Sorry, kid. We are saving money for your college education.

At the age of 21:
IK - I'm an engineer and I have a job that pays me enough. Come, let's go on a vacation, now.
IP - You did mention about pursuing your masters the other day, right? Well, dad & I are saving money for that now. Some other time, maybe?

At the age of 25:
IK - Mom, dad ; we have have enough money. I'm earning as well. You have saved enough for my masters, too. Why don't you guys go out and have some fun?
IP - We are saving money for your marriage. Once after you get married, maybe?

At the age of 29:
IK - Why don't you guys go out and have some freaking fun? For God's sake, I have everything in my life now. Look guys, I even have kids now and you people should really go and have some fun now.
IP - We are having fun, you silly. With your kids, of course. We're too old to go out and have fun, you see. And, we are really happy about the fact that you've been so kind and supportive towards us. We are having fun, don't worry about us. Go on do what you got to do.

You do get the picture, right?


Some of our parents work their tails off to make both ends meet. A normal middle class parent doesn't save money to go on vacations here ; we are our parents dream and hence all their savings are spent on us - our education, mainly. For instance, in my house, when I was growing up, my parents particularly made a point to save a part of their earnings just to pay my term fees during my schooling.

My parents started their life from scratch after my dad incurred a heavy loss in his business and hence we lived in abject poverty for a few years [My parents rejected help from extended family members. Both of my parents were working, but it just wasn't enough!] - We used to have an almost empty pantry in our house those days yet, my parents made sure to provide me 2 Roties (roties - Google Search) and a piece of pickle thrice a day mostly and twice a day at times. I have seen my parents go to sleep without having their dinner while I was given a banana or two to eat when they could not afford to provide roties. My education was their priority and I was their dream. Because of my dad's hard work, we now live a really good life. We have everything at home. I'm an engineer and I have a really good backup and I am still my parents priority. I'm the center of their happiness. My dreams have become theirs. My parents would extremely be happy to see me go on a world tour, but they won't do the same. Hard earned money, you see :) I get to enjoy the benefits of their hard work but I don't go on a spending spree at any cost.

And about them being dependent on us - We don't see it that way. It is our way of *trying* to repay their love - which we will never be able to, anyway. They are our watchful protectors. Who doesn't want one by their side, right? Having said that, they don't really depend on us in the first place. We are not obliged to stick around them. We are free to settle down in any part of this world but some of us just decide to take sides with them and take care of them after they become really old. And hey, they do enjoy their lives, you know? We kids do make sure to send them on vacations and pilgrimages and whatnot? So, they do enjoy their lives - just the Indian way, you see? :)

Small Things You Can Do Every Day to Get Smarter

Smartness and discipline work simultaneously. There are many ways to conduct for yourself a daily practice to be more smarter each day. Our mind works best when we are cheerful, happy, in a good mood but as we all know we get irritation, anger, frustration which reduces our efficiency and ultimately reduces our smartness. So we have to somehow train our brain to come out these negative feelings. But as we all know training the brain is indeed difficult process. Our brain is reluctant to take any new habit easily. One has to make lot of efforts to make that habit. To tackle this we need to make habit to turn our brain periodically to alert so that it remains in constantly energetic mode and eventually we give our best.

1. If you lack discipline or laziness overpowers your mind every time . Try to do something out of your comfort zone every day. For example if you are much into workout, do it for extra half an hour or include meditation for that matter , go out to buy daily chore things for you and your family , join a course of your choice .

2. Try to solve difficult questions of like physics, maths, logical reasoning etc. every day. That is Every day.

3. Cut short out your contacts. Because the more people you chill with, the more crap you get.

4. Never ever try to ignore a problem. It may be very small or pity for you, but solve it. It will make you responsible for yourself.

5. Play new generation computer games like Limbo . Include your friends too.

6. Read everyday. Then explain it to somebody but not briefly. Student Jon Packles elaborates on this idea: "For everything you learn--big or small--stick with it for at least as long as it takes you to be able to explain it to a friend. It's fairly easy to learn new information. Being able to retain that information and teach others is far more valuable."

PS: My personal trick-- Don't make a time table. May be you would complete them all. But then you decrease your probability of learning something new and accepting it in the meantime, because you are stuck with a schedule. Set yourself free. But with discipline.
Hope it helps :)

My Thoughts on lose weight safely and quickly

What I have realized as I get older is that it easier to put on pound then it is to take it off. I know that my diet over the years has not changed much but my metabolism has slowed down and I need to be more active than usual to lose the weight that I could so easily lose when I was younger. I have difficulty losing five pounds. I can’t imagine trying to lose 10 or 20 pounds. Here are some ways that you may be able to decrease body fat.

The first step is to exercise with weights. I never knew how effective this would be until I tried it. I am not much of an exercise person in the first place so exercising for me is hard enough. I try to walk as much as I can or take the stairs instead of the elevator. Of course that does not constitute great exercise but I try. When I added weight to my exercise routine, I found that I could lose the body fat much faster. So try adding some weight. You can start with light weights and slowly increase. You will be amazed at the results.

Chetan Bhagat's Half Girlfriend Book Review

SPOILER ALERT: This review will kill every suspense. So read at your own risk.

Before you go further and make judgments about what are the authors whose works I have read in my lifetime, I have read books of close to 70 different authors starting from Sheldon, Dan Brown, Hosseini,Rushdie,Paulo Coelho, Arvind Adiga, Jhumpa Lahiri amongst numerous others.

There are two different reactions every Chetan Bhagat novel is familiar with.

1. Excitement from his fans like me
2. Troll-posts from people who are more used to reading works of literary geniuses and generally find Bhagat's writing utter trash.

When half-girlfriend was announced, there were mockeries across every social media site over the title of the book which was, by all means, extremely peculiar. In other news, there were, also, a large number of pre-orders.

Making career as Plumber to earn money easily

I think the most difficult profession is a plumber. I guess it is not a very pleasant job. However, plumbers can earn a decent income for that very reason. Not many people want to figure out how to fix a plugged toilet or clean out the sewage drain. Plumbers also have to be on call and sometimes get emergency calls in the middle of the night.

More often than not, something will break in the middle of the night. I have heard of many stories from friends who have had their water heater break in the middle of the night. What a nightmare. One friend even had a pipe break with water leaking into her apartment. If your water heater is on the second floor of your house, then it becomes even worse. Can you imagine the water gushing down into your living room or your dining room or your kitchen. I have had someone say that they have had to be out of their house for 8 months while the damage was repaired.

Top and Must watch Natural Attractions of India

Hi, friends I am going to create a list of top-notch attraction of India. This is not from any magazine or publication or based on survey. It's total my opinion. If you are looking for must watch top attractive place with natural beauty in india then you are at right place.

India mein Ye nahi dekha to kya dekha!!

Islands to Visit

Lakshadweep Islands
Andaman and Nicobar

Places in Northern India:

Kasauli - Hill Station in Himachal Pradesh (Awesome place)
Shimla in Winters:
Chandra Taal or Chandertal Lake in Spiti Valley:
Drive through Rohtang Pass - The highest point on Manali - Leh Road
Dal Lake in Srinagar
Pangong Tso Lake in Ladakh - The enchanted lake in Himalayas
The beautiful Leh Valley
Khardung La Pass - Highest Motorable Road in the World
Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand
Tiksey Gompa Buddhist Monastery in Ladakh
Golden Temple of Amritsar
The holy Pushkar Lake in town of Ajmer 
Manali - Beautiful Hill station in Himachal Pradesh 
Khajjiar - Green Hill Station in Himachal Pradesh
Markha Valley Trek In Ladakh, India
Frozen Lakes of Himalayas
Akshardham Temple in Delhi 

The Beautiful Taj Mahal 

Western India:

Beaches of Goa 
Gwalior Fort - One of the most magnificent forts in India

Jalmahal in pink city of Jaipur
Udaipur - The City of Lakes in India
Rann of Kutch in Gujarat
Dudhsagar Falls in Goa
Mahabaleshwar in Western Ghats of India
Ajanta and Ellora Caves in Maharashtra India 
Chittorgarh Fort or Chittor - The largest fort in India
Laxmi Vilas Palace in Vadodara, Gujarat
Fateh Prakash Palace in Udaipur 
Bandra Worli Sea Link in Mumbai
Kalavantin Durg near Panvel
Chand Baori - A Well Full of steps in Rajasthan

Eastern India:

Ghats in Varanasi - Steps leading to River Ganges
Cherrapunji - The wettest place on Planet Earth 
Goecha La Pass in state of Sikkim
Nuranang Falls also known as Bong Bong Falls in Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh
Gurudongmar Lake in Sikkim - The Second Highest Lake in India
Tso Lhamo lake or Cholamu lake in Sikkim - The Highest Lake in India
The Sundarbans - Largest Mangrove Forest in the World
Lake Tsomgo or Changu Lake - Glacial lake in the East Sikkim
See the World Famous Jaganatha Ratha Yatra at Puri
Nohkalikai Falls at Cherrapunjee - The tallest waterfall plunge in India
Kyllang Rock or Lum Kyllang - Massive Granite Rock in Meghalaya. Like Uluru of Australia
Konark Sun Temple - 13th Century Temple located in Odisha
Tawang Monastery in Arunachal Pradesh - The largest monastery in India
The Spiti Valley - Desert mountain valley located high in the Himalayan Mountains
Shanti Stupa in Leh - Buddhist Stupa located in North India
Sar Pass - Located in Parvati Valley of Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh
Keibul Lamjao National Park at Manipur in India
The Living Tree Bridges Of Cherrapunji
Queen of the Hills - Darjeeling in India

Southern India:

Backwaters of Kerala in town of Alleppey (stay on a house boat here)
Coonor in South India
Hogenakkal Falls in Tamil Nadu
Chikmagalur in Karnataka - Also known as Coffee Land
Nandi Hills or Nandidurg - Ancient hill fortress in Karnataka
Jog Falls or Joger Gerosoppa Falls in Karnataka 
Belum Caves in Andra Pradesh - Longest Caves in India
Munnar in Kerala - Beautiful Hill Station in Western Ghats of India
Vivekanand Rock Memorial at Kanyakumari - Southern tip of India (see it sunrise - you will never forget the view)
Hills of Kodaikanal

That is all for now. There are many places that users have wished, but to say it in simple words - Incredible India!