What is GST?


What is GST?
Learn how to create or prepare a GST invoice correctly with a simple example.
How do I create a GST invoice?

The GST is an indirect tax on India as of July 1, 2017. Taxes on the sale and manufacture of goods and services. Will reform the current tax structure imposed by the central and state governments. It is about to launch a new business compliance system in India. The GST tax is a single tax on the supply of goods and services from the supplier to the consignee. Learn what is the consumption tax and how to create a GST invoice in simple steps. The percentage of the GST tax rate is fixed at 5%, 12%, 18% and 28%.

The GST tax consists of two rates, CGST and SGST. Collected by CGST is the central government, SGST is for their respective state government. IGST is sold between the central and state governments. “One Nation, One Tax” is a slogan of GST tax, because it will set a uniform tax rate in the Indian states.

Domestic sales
The goods and products sold in the same state are called domestic sales.
For example, 18% of the excise tax is evenly distributed between CGST (9%) and SGST (9%).
international sales
When the sale of goods and products occurs between the two states, it is called international sales.
For example, if the product levies 18% of the tax, it only accounts for 18% of IGST.

Express Love to your sweetheart with exquisite roses on Valentine’s Day!


Express Love to your sweetheart with exquisite roses on Valentine’s Day!
The essence of love is the luster of the rich roses clearly communicated to each other. Over the years, the beauty of the rose mysteriously conveys love, passion, loyalty and unconstrained passion for people’s partners. Because roses are considered to be such a great source of love, so it will participate in the love of the flowers of different colors to different meanings. No matter what relationship and love you want to express the rose is always preferred. People can send various kinds of colorful flowers to their loved ones by sending them love messages. They raise the joy and celebration of the love that these flowers give.

In the world of flowers, roses have been considered the royal family! Their velvety and thick petals are gorgeous to you. The subtle beauty of roses makes the ordinary things a happy thing. You can choose the fresh roses arranged according to your beloved or fresh roses bouquet to taste and delight your lover. However, people can also choose a variety of colored flowers, hoping and showing their love, different relationships in their lives. Let’s look at the bird’s eye view of the different colored flowers:

Yellow Rose: It means Jocundity. Of course, they can not give a friend or girlfriend. If you are looking to show the essence of friendship and support, then you can gift yellow roses.

Pink roses: Pink roses are a symbol of appreciation and gratitude, so want to say thanks to their loved ones can choose needle roses.

White: White is a symbol of innocence and purity, so it can provide forgiveness for those who ask for love.

Orange Rose: These roses are a symbol of desire and admiration! If you have a passionate desire to be with someone or see someone, you can give them orange roses.

Purple Rose: This means love at first sight! This can be given to those who are not committed to you, you are attracted to this person.

Red Rose: Red itself is a symbol of love, and when it is about red roses, they are the most attractive of all the roses. It symbolizes the deep and passionate love, and crazy love each other people can give this gift to their partner. Give this rose only one person is your true love, is your partner’s life. Red roses can be found at the corner of all shops during Valentine’s Day, and people enthusiastically stroll around the shops to find the best roses for their love.

Here are some ways and various uses you can choose to offer on Red Valentine’s Day:

An enthusiastic proposal for a fresh rose!
The advice of love is not complete, not a red rose. No matter how much preparation you make for your lover, if you do not have a plan to hold a rose in your hand, rather than make a suggestion to the love of your woman, it can not be tempted. Hold a red rose in your hand, write a romantic poem for her, and ask if she will leave her last name for the rest of her life.

Red rose bouquet as Valentine’s Day gift!
The best plan to celebrate Valentine ‘s Day is a gift that will make your love fall in love with you. People can gift their sweetheart with a bouquet of red roses. To surprise their mates, people can attach a rose to each one containing a warm message or a reason for each of the reasons a rose makes you fall in love with this person.

Know why to celebrate Chhath Puja one of the important festival


Know why to celebrate Chhath Puja one of the important festival

Chhath Puja, also known as Dara Chhath, is celebrated in Bihar, Bangalore, Bangda and Madhya Pradesh including all the major cities and capitals of India, Mauritius, Suriname, Trinidad, England, Holland, Durban A major holiday and many other countries of the world Indian immigrants live and / or work abroad. The sunset in this Puja is worshiped as a unique one and said “every tribute to the rising sun.”
In this case, Chhath Puja was most carefully celebrated in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Jakarta, West Bengal, Assam, Orissa, and even in parts of Mauritius, mainly in Bhojpuri and Maithili . Ja ja is from the ancient times began to do, with the same conviction, if the “Aladdin” ceremony to provide full dedication, the Sun God to meet all the wishes.

People also worship the “Chhathi Maiya” with the moon and the earth on this day. The Chhath Festival is one of the most important festivals in Bihar. It is dedicated to the sun god, its ritual requires a strict scheme. It is also known as Surya Shashthi as it is celebrated during the four weeks of the Kaartik Shukla Paksha Shashthi (the sixth day of the waxing moon during the lunar month of Kaartik).

The Chhath ritual mainly deals with the appeal of the sun god. It is believed that this festival was initiated by Kunti, “Karnner”, who was the son of Surya, but his mother had given up his social stigma of arrest. It is widely believed that the sun’s treatment of “power” (Shakti) has an independent identity, which is called Chhathi Maiya (Chhath mother), who actually worshiped during the Chhath ceremony. Some schools consider Chhathi Maiya to be associated with Usha, which he describes as a faint light (Twilight) in Vedas at the crack of the dawn, but in the prevailing senses she is considered the Union of Suria. Another school believes that a strong commitment to Chhathi Maiya makes a person blessed by divine consciousness, which greatly helps to overcome the tragedy of this material life on Earth, to achieve the ultimate goal of moksha.

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Raju Omlet Centre – Baroda (Vadodara)


Times Food Award for “Best Roadside Dhaba in India” for Year 2012,  winning Raju Omlete Centre from Baroda an national level award . The jury for the awards that traveled the length and breadth of the country selected the popular egg joint from Baroda (Vadodara) in the ‘best road side dhaba’ category. And 51 year old Rajesh Bhogilal Rana, well known as Rajubhai after whom the joint is named, could not have been happier,  and dedicated this award to all his customers.

Rajesh Rana aka Rajubhai came to Baroda and started a small handcart in 1982 selling only egg items on the menu as his part time business as he was working with printing press at that time.

Started with small lari to Raju Omlet Center has become popular for its egg dishes like Butter Boil Tikka, Butter Rice Bhurji, Butter Bhurji, Butter Crushed half fry etc. prepared using butter and many more dishes also served with groundnut oil as well. But all these recipes taste heavenly good when prepared with butter…Amul butter..

Raju Omlet’s Crush Half Fry is the innovative and most popular dish, it consists half fried egg, topped with spicy masala and grated boiled egg
white server along with butter fried pieces of pav, its almost deep fried in butter.. . do not count calories here. For all butter lovers and egg lovers, this is the place where you want to be on a day when you’re looking for some change. After order, two minute wait will land you to the heaven of food. a steaming hot, spicy and butterly dish is ready on the self serve counter. and you have the option of using the tall long common table to keep your plate on while you stand and eat, or you can choose to go sit on the low pavement bordering the compound of raju omlet.

Try other available egg delicacies prepared in butter , you will like to have on The Raju Omlete Centre opens in the evening at 4 pm and till 11 pm at night. Along with Omlet Crush Half Fry we love boiled tikka bhurji which is prepared in tomato gravy and served with hot buns. Don’t shy away for ordering another dish..This is the yummystreetfood pick for best food as well.

Must Try: Boiled tikka bhurji and masala half fry.
Food Cost:  Rs 50 to Rs 100.
Address: S-4, Mahalaxmi Shopping Centre, Karelibaug, Vadodara(Guj.)
Tel: 09825068928

Importance of Navratri 9 days and Tithi names in Sanskrit


Importance of Navratri 9 days and Tithi names in Sanskrit

These 9 days as per ancient hindu mythology are auspicious navratri days called ‘Tithi’ which starts at Day 1 and Ends at 9th day. Below are the sanskrit names of this Tithi days.
1st Day Pratipada
2nd Day Dwitiya
3rd Day Tritiya
4th Day Chaturthi
5th Day Panchami
6th Day Sashti
7th Day Saptami
8th Day Ashtami
9th Day Navami
9 Days Dress Colors This Year 2016

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Date Navratri Day Pratipada Day Colour
1st October 2016 1st Day Pratipada RED
2nd October 2016 2nd Day Dwitiya ROYAL BLUE
3rd October 2016 3rd Day Tritiya YELLOW
4th October 2016 4th Day Chaturthi GREEN
5th October 2016 5th Day Panchami GREY
6th October 2016 6th Day Sashti ORANGE
7th October 2016 7th Day Saptami WHITE
8th October 2016 8th Day Ashtami PINK
9th October 2016 9th Day Navami

World Tourism Day 27th Sept 2016


World Tourism Day
The World Tourism Day celebration was started by the United Nations World Tourism Organization in the year 1980 which is celebrated every year at 27th September. This particular day was selected as at this day the laws of the UNWTO came into force in the year 1970 which is considered as the big landmark for the global tourism as it aims to aware to people about the significant role of the tourism inside the international community as well as to exhibit how the social, economic, cultural, political values are affected by it globally.
World Tourism Day 2016

World Tourism Day 2016 would be celebrated at Tuesday, on 27th of September.
This day is celebrated every year having particular theme for making aware the people all over the world. The theme of 2011 event celebration was Tourism Linking Cultures and of 2012 was Tourism and Energetic Sustainability. May be the theme of year 2013 will be highlighting the tourism role to a brighter energy future. The day is celebrated every year on September 27th each year aiming to aware the people about the importance of the tourism.
A message is sent to the general public every year by the UNWTO Secretary-General to participate in the occasion. It is celebrated with the great interest by the various tourism enterprises, organizations, government agencies and etc. Varieties of competitions are held at this day such as photo competitions promoting the tourism, tourism award presentations including free entries, discounts/special offers to the general public.
Tourism has become the continuously growing and developing economic sectors worldwide because of the occurrence of various attractive and new destinations for the tourists. So it has become the main source of income ‎for the developing countries.
Themes of World Tourism Day

· The theme of 1980 was “Tourism’s contribution to the preservation of cultural heritage and to peace and mutual understanding”.
· The theme of 1981 was “Tourism and the quality of life”.
· The theme of 1982 was “Pride in travel: good guests and good hosts”.
· The theme of 1983 was “Travel and holidays are a right but also a responsibility for all”.
· The theme of 1984 was “Tourism for international understanding, peace and cooperation”.
· The theme of 1985 was “Youth Tourism: cultural and historical heritage for peace and friendship”.
· The theme of 1986 was “Tourism: a vital force for world peace”.
· The theme of 1987 was “Tourism for development”.
· The theme of 1988 was “Tourism: education for all”.
· The theme of 1989 was “The free movement of tourists creates one world”.
· The theme of 1990 was “Tourism: an unrecognized industry, a service to be released”.
· The theme of 1991 was “Communication, information and education: powerlines of tourism development”.
· The theme of 1992 was “Tourism: a factor of growing social and economic solidarity and of encounter between people”.
· The theme of 1993 was “Tourism development and environmental protection: towards a lasting harmony”.
· The theme of 1994 was “Quality staff, quality tourism”.
· The theme of 1995 was “WTO: serving world tourism for twenty years”.
· The theme of 1996 was “Tourism: a factor of tolerance and peace”.
· The theme of 1997 was “Tourism: a leading activity of the twenty-first century for job creation and environmental protection”.
· The theme of 1998 was “Public-private sector partnership: the key to tourism development and promotion”.
· The theme of 1999 was “Tourism: preserving world heritage for the new millennium”.
· The theme of 2000 was “Technology and nature: two challenges for tourism at the dawn of the twenty-first century”.
· The theme of 2001 was “Tourism: a toll for peace and dialogue among civilizations”.
· The theme of 2002 was “Ecotourism, the key to sustainable development”.
· The theme of 2003 was “Tourism: a driving force for poverty alleviation, job creation and social harmony”.
· The theme of 2004 was “Sport and tourism: two living forces for mutual understanding, culture and the development of societies”.
· The theme of 2005 was “Travel and transport: from imaginary of Jules Verne to the reality of the 21st century”.
· The theme of 2006 was “Tourism Enriches”.
· The theme of 2007 was “Tourism opens doors for women”.
· The theme of 2008 was “Tourism Responding to the Challenge of Climate Change and global warming”.
· The theme of 2009 was “Tourism – Celebrating Diversity”.
· The theme of 2010 was “Tourism & Biodiversity”.
· The theme of 2011 was “Tourism Linking Cultures”.
· The theme of 2012 was “Tourism and Energetic Sustainability”.
· The theme of 2013 was “Tourism and Water: Protecting our Common Future”.
· The theme of 2014 was “Tourism and Community Development”.
· The theme of 2015 was “Millions of tourists, millions of opportunities”.
· The theme of 2016 would be “Tourism for All – promoting universal accessibility”.
· The theme of 2017 would be “Sustainable Tourism – a tool for development”.

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15 Common Causes Of Suicide: Why Do People Kill Themselves?


Suicide is defined as the act of intentionally causing one’s own death. There are many factors that play a role in influencing whether someone decides to commit suicide. Nearly everyone experiences suicidal thoughts at one point or another throughout their existence. Everyone deals with tough times, but some people have been dealt a tougher hand when it comes to life circumstances, past trauma, mental and/or physical illness, social standing, and ability to cope with depressive emotions.

People are most driven to suicide when they view their current situation as being completely hopeless and feel as if they have no way to change things for the better. Common causes of suicide include: depression, drug abuse, financial problems, as well as difficulties with relationships. Although there are crisis hotlines that have been developed to help people feeling suicidal, the jury is out as to whether they even help.

Some ideas for preventing suicide include things like: banning firearms, developing better treatment for mental illness, and economic improvement. Most people that commit suicide do so because they are in some sort of pain and cannot seem to find a way out. Much work still needs to be done on coming up with more effective ways to help individuals that struggle with suicidal thinking as up to 1,000,000 people die every year from suicide. Listed below are some of the most common causes of suicide throughout the world.

15 Common Causes of Suicide: A List of Possibilities

Listed below are some common causes of suicide and a brief explanation regarding why it may lead a person to become suicidal. The most common cause of suicide is untreated depression, as 90% of individuals who commit suicide are depressed. However, there are other causes beyond the realm of mental illness that should be discussed including: trauma, drug addiction, existential crises, chronic pain, and terminal illnesses.

1. Mental illness

Among the most common causes of suicide is that of mental illness. Although there are a variety of treatment options for people with mental illnesses, they are far from perfect. Most people end up trying a variety of psychiatric drugs and/or talk therapies. After years of trying various medications (and cocktails), going through medication withdrawals, and experimenting with therapies, some people are stuck in a constant state of mental pain and despair.

Anxiety: Having generalized anxiety, social phobia, panic attacks, or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can drive a person crazy. Some forms of anxiety make it extremely difficult to maintain friendships, finish school, or hold down a steady job. The combination of loneliness and fear can lead a person to contemplate suicide.
Bipolar disorder: There are a couple of subtypes of Bipolar disorder, but essentially it involves fluctuations in mood from states of severe depression to elevations in mood such as mania and hypomania. These mood fluctuations can make it difficult for people with this disorder to maintain relationships and a balanced life. Additionally the depression can lead a person to feel suicidal.
Depression: Major depression is a leading cause of suicide throughout the world. People that do not treat their depressive symptoms have a greater risk for following through with suicide. Individuals with major depression are typically genetically wired in a way that makes it difficult to feel pleasure and happiness in life. 90% of people who commit suicide suffer from untreated depression.
Schizophrenia: This is a highly severe mental illness with an array of symptoms including severe depression, hallucinations, and cognitive impairment. Having this illness makes it difficult to function in life and can serve as a major challenge due to the fact that most medications to treat this illness carry severe side effects. Anywhere from 20% to 40% of people with this illness attempt suicide.

2. Traumatic Experience

Any type of traumatic experience can lead a person to feeling helpless, guilty, and/or ashamed. If you were victim of physical abuse, sexual abuse, and/or dealt with trauma in war, you are much more likely to end up with post-traumatic stress disorder. This disorder and the feelings associated with traumatic experiences can lead a person to become suicidal.

PTSD: Many people with PTSD or “Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder” develops after a person is faced with a traumatic experience such as warfare, being seriously injured, or assaulted. The illness is characterized by flashbacks and numbing or blockage of memories surrounding the traumatic experience. People with this illness often live in a state of intense, and sometimes debilitating anxiety and/or fear that can interfere with leading a normal life. When people feel helpless about their situation and permanently traumatized, they may turn to suicide.

Physical abuse: People who are victim to physical abuse either growing up or in a relationship can be traumatized. They may harbor feelings of guilt and shame that stay trapped inside for years. When someone is abused it may go unrecognized and unreported for an extended period of time. A person who is being physically abused may view suicide as the only way in which they can escape their situation.
Sexual abuse: Any form of sexual abuse can lead a person to feeling depressed and suicidal. In cases of molestation and rape, a person is forced to perform sexual acts against their will. This can result in significant psychological trauma caused to the victim. When unreported or not addressed, this trauma can make a person feel highly suicidal.
War: Being involved in a war can lead a person to see death, horrendous injuries, and feel fearful for their own life. This intense anxiety and paranoia over whether the soldier will stay alive coupled with seeing others die and injured can lead to trauma. People see things in war that make them physically sick and in many cases, they have a tough time mentally healing. The lack of support for veterans and not understanding their psychological diagnosis can sometimes result in suicide.

3. Bullying

Most people experience bullying to some degree while growing up and going through school – it’s an inevitable part of life. Bullying can have a profound effect on the way people think and how they feel. Most people that are bullied end up feeling extremely depressed, worthless, and hopeless to change their situation.

Unfortunately in many cases, bullying goes completely unrecognized until the victim can’t take it anymore and sees suicide as the only way to escape the pain that they are experiencing. Some kids view bullying others as a way to fit in and/or prove themselves in regards to social hierarchy. Kids that get bullied are often viewed as being either physically weak and/or socially weak to not come up with witty responses.

Additionally, now there is a phenomenon called “cyber bullying” in which people fall victim to being bullied online. This happens on social media sites, comments sections of websites, and various blogs that aim to ruin people’s reputations and make people feel ashamed. When a person is bullied online and/or has privacy exposed online, they may view a ruined reputation as the end of the world and feel helpless to change their situation – which could lead to suicide.

4. Personality Disorders

Personality disorders can be closely related to mental illness, but are considered a set of traits that make it difficult to function within society. People with a personality disorder may have trouble maintaining relationships, holding down a steady job, and/or coping with life. For example, someone with dependent personality disorder may be too afraid to leave an abusive relationship. This “dependency” may lead the person with this disorder to consider suicide as an escape from their circumstances.

On the same token, avoidant personality disorder can lead individuals to avoid social contact because they are afraid they will be rejected or won’t fit in. This can result in feelings of isolation and a person thinking that they will never have any friends. An individual with a personality disorder may feel as if there is no hope for escaping the problems caused by their personality and may consider suicide.

The bottom line is that if you have a personality disorder, you are at increased risk of suicide. The personality disorder that is most associated with increased suicide risk is that of borderline personality disorder (BPD). This disorder is characterized by impulsive behavior, difficulty regulating emotions, and instability in relationships.

5. Drug Addiction / Substance Abuse

People that are addicted to drugs and/or abuse drugs or alcohol on a consistent basis are more likely to become depressed. Many people use drugs to escape painful feelings of depression and hopelessness of their current life situation. Being addicted to drugs or alcohol may provide some short-term relief from the pain that they feel, but over the long term, drug use tends to alter brain functioning and neurotransmitters.

Eventually a person will build up such a high tolerance to whatever drug they are addicted to, that they won’t experience anymore lift in mood that they got when they first started using. In many cases, substance abuse can temporarily change the way we think by altering neurotransmitter levels and overall brain function.

If you have an addiction, it could escalate to feelings of deep depression. You may feel helpless to overcome whatever addiction you face and some people see suicide as an only way out of the addiction trap.

6. Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are defined as a series of dysfunctional eating patterns that satisfy the person in ways other than nutrition. Many eating disorders are thought to be caused by body image problems, low self-esteem, and other mental health issues. It is thought that eating disorders are a way a person attempts to cope with unrelated issues such as: abuse, troublesome emotions, communication problems, or an identity crisis.

By eating in a certain way it allows the person to feel a sense of control over their life and situation. A common disorder is that of anorexia, which is the refusal to eat enough food to maintain a healthy body weight. Others include: bulimia, compulsive overeating, and purging disorder. All of these disorders tend to affect both physical and mental health negatively.

A person dealing with an eating disorder may constantly feel suicidal as a result of a nutrient-deficient diet. Poor diets can lead a person to feel depression and constant negative emotions. Only when the diet is corrected can a person experience improvements in mental health and pain associated with their situation. Additionally in cases of eating disorders, other underlying issues usually need to be addressed in therapy before progress can be made.

7. Unemployment

Being unemployed can lead to feelings of isolation and make your life feel as if it is void of purpose. With a poor economy, many people lose their jobs and look for new work, but since the competition is fierce, landing a new job can be difficult. In many cases being unemployed not only makes people feel as if they have no purpose in life, it can lead to depression over lack of an income as well.

Individuals who are unemployed aren’t earning any money and may get especially stressed out when it comes time to pay bills. Being unable to earn money and provide for yourself and/or a family can result in significant depression and anxiety. In addition to unemployment, hating your current job can also lead to suicidal thoughts and possibly actions if you feel as if there is no alternative option.

Employment provides most people with a sense of purpose and belonging to a specific group or company. If you are unemployed you may find yourself socially isolated and lacking purpose and structure in your day. Being employed helps individuals stay busy and can actually take their mind off of

8. Social Isolation / Loneliness

Being socially isolated from society can take a toll on mental health and lead a person to become depressed and consider suicide. Socializing and interacting with other people is a basic human need. If social needs are not met, a person can start to feel lonely which leads to depression and possibly suicidal thoughts. Loneliness is defined as a general feeling of sadness as a result of being alone or feeling disconnected from others.

Isolation is being separated from others in your environment. Someone can become isolated based on circumstances (i.e. employment) or as a result of personal decisions. Various reasons that a person could feel lonely or isolated include: living alone, death of a close friend or family member, poor physical health, mental illness, being introverted, fear of rejection, and/or retirement.

Living isolated from others can lead to an array of problems including mental health conditions, low energy, substance abuse, negative feelings, and/or sleep problems. If the loneliness and/or social isolation is not addressed, it may lead someone to consider suicide as an escape from their situation.

9. Relationship problems

Many people struggle with relationships including: being in abusive relationships, not feeling appreciated, and/or going through break-ups. There are many different types of relationships that a person could struggle with. Some people may have difficulties making friends and maintaining a close group for socialization. Others may struggle with staying in abusive relationships just so that they can avoid feeling isolated and lonely.

The need for human belonging is so strong that some people are willing to join gangs and/or humiliate themselves just to be in a relationship with another person. As far as romantic relationships are concerned, the act of a break-up can trigger intense feelings of depression, anxiety, guilt and panic – leading a person to deal with a lot of emotional pain. Often times in the news we read about people committing suicide as the result of a break-up with a significant other.

Among individuals that are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered, the leading cause of suicide isn’t family rejection, it’s relationship troubles. Most research suggests that these individuals deal with significantly more relationship stress than those who are heterosexual.

10. Genetics / Family History

A lot of suicide risk has to do with genetics and family history. Those who are from a family in which suicide is common are more likely to commit suicide themselves. Additionally if a mental illness is inherited such as major depression, this can further increase risk of suicide. Family, twin, and adoption studies have all established genetic links to suicidal behavior.

Various traits including: aggression, borderline personality disorder, cognitive inflexibility, and stress sensitivity are all linked to influencing suicidal behavior. If you inherit any of these traits, they could put you at an increased risk of suicide. Although there is a genetic link, it is not certain as to what degree this affects someone’s decision to follow through with the act of suicide.

Additionally epigenetics or the activation or deactivation of genes based on environmental factors is thought to play a role. In other words, your circumstances, the people you hang out with, where you live, etc. could all influence your genetic expression and thus be partially influential in determining whether a person becomes suicidal.

11. Philosophical Desire / Existential Crisis

When life seems void of meaning, people tend to question why they are even living and/or the entire purpose of their existence. This is often referred to as an “existential crisis” and can be difficult to overcome because people dealing with this issue often think themselves in circles of logic as to why there is no point to life. In many cases, people facing an existential crisis consider suicide because they feel as if their entire existence is void of purpose.

This crisis can result from major depression, trauma, loneliness, seeking meaning and/or general dissatisfaction with life. Some reports suggest that this crisis may affect individuals with above-average levels of intelligence. Facing an existential crisis can be difficult and can take awhile to get over. Usually the individual needs to make some sort of changes in life for their existential outlook to change.

I personally have faced this crisis and would spend entire days dwelling on the fact that life is pointless and that eventually I’m going to face either: an afterlife or nothingness when I die. This crisis can last years and result in highly suicidal feelings if not addressed in some way.

12. Terminal Illness

Many people with terminal illnesses that have no hope of improving their situation based on current science and medicine may become depressed. This depression is usually a result of feeling powerless to one’s condition. People with terminal illnesses aren’t able to treat or make any sort of improvement towards getting better. In many cases they are simply living and being controlled by the impairments that their illness causes.

Terminal illnesses such as various types of cancer usually leave a person frustrated, shocked and feeling hopeless. Other terminal illnesses end up causing physical or other handicaps and take a serious toll on a person’s energy levels, willpower, and ability to partake in daily functions. Many elderly individuals who are terminally ill have fought for euthanasia rights and/or traveled to other countries where it has been legalized.

13. Chronic Pain

If you have chronic pain, it means that you have had daily pain that has persisted for between three and six months. This pain often impairs your ability to function throughout the day and can affect mobility, the ability to perform certain tasks, and even a person’s mental health. Although pain levels differ among chronic pain sufferers, one thing that they all have in common is an inability to escape the daily discomfort associated with their pain.

They may take painkillers just to make it through the day, but these painkillers are not considered a “cure,” and many people find them relatively ineffective once they build up a tolerance. There aren’t many promising treatment options for people that have chronic pain other than various forms of therapy and medication. Dealing with pain on a daily basis can drive some people into depression, and in some cases, suicide.

14. Financial Problems

People who are struggling financially sometimes see no end in sight to their debt and bills. The financial stress can take a major toll on a person’s mental health. There have been cases of even millionaires committing suicide because they spent all of their money or had to file for bankruptcy. In a difficult economy, unemployment is linked to increased financial stress, but even if you are employed, you may still have financial problems.

Those who have accumulated a serious amount of debt as a result of an unforeseen emergency, excessive shopping, and/or medical bills may panic and feel suicidal when they can’t pay their bills. The stress of having a poor credit score and constant phone calls from bill collectors may make some people feel ashamed and hopeless to change their financial situation.

Although most people in financial troubles eventually end up working their way out of debt, some people are afraid to deal with this situation. In the event that a person becomes embarrassed about their finances and feels depressed about their debt, they may consider suicide as a way to escape this situation.

15. Prescription Drugs

The side effects of various prescription drugs such as antidepressants can result in suicidal ideation. In other words, these drugs affect levels of neurotransmitters that can sometimes put a person at increased risk for suicide. Some antidepressants actually end up making people significantly more depressed because they are targeting neurotransmitter levels, when the original cause of depression wasn’t a result of a chemical imbalance. (Read the article, “Can antidepressants cause suicidality?” for more information).

Although many people respond well to SSRI’s that prevent the reuptake of serotonin, thereby increasing serotonin levels in the brain, others have poor reactions. There are black box warnings on most antidepressants stating that they may cause an increase in suicidal thinking. In addition to feeling suicidal while on antidepressants, many people end up with a chemical imbalance upon withdrawal from these drugs. It is also disputed as to whether dopamine vs. serotonin is more important or whether low norepinephrine causes depression.

The chemical imbalance is usually caused by changes in neurotransmitter levels and functioning as a result of taking an antidepressant. In many cases serotonin levels are abnormally low when a person withdraws from an SSRI, leaving the person to feel even more depressed and suicidal than they originally were. It takes the brain awhile to recover after withdrawal and reestablish normal serotonin levels. Further recommended reading: Do antidepressants cause a chemical imbalance?

Other psychiatric drugs that can lead a person to feel suicidal include: antipsychotics and benzodiazepines. It is always important to monitor sudden changes in mood while taking a psychiatric drug so that suicide can be prevented. Most people are lead to believe that psychiatric drugs will always work to prevent suicide, when in reality if someone has a bad reaction, they can actually trigger these thoughts.

Why do some people kill themselves in these situations?

Feeling trapped and unable to cope with a particular situation in life tends to lead people to consider suicide. Whether a person has been dealing with a mental illness, faced trauma, or they have been bullied at school, it is the pain and continuous suffering from these experiences that becomes overwhelming. When pain exceeds our abilities to cope, we feel hopeless to change and feel suicidal.

It is important to recognize that pain is an inevitable part of life, everyone deals with pain to a certain extent. Escaping the everyday pain and suffering associated with life is impossible. So what can be done if you are suicidal? Either find a way to reduce the amount of pain you are experiencing and/or increase your coping resources.

If you or someone you know is feeling suicidal, be sure to seek professional help. The article I wrote called “I Want To Die” may provide you with some useful suggestions as to where you can get help for yourself if you feel hopeless. In many cases, the pain leading a person to feel suicidal can be overcome and reduced to the point where an individual is able to find pleasure and purpose in life again.

What is Numerology ? get full details


What is Numerology ? get full details

Numerology Introduction

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Numerology is perhaps the easiest of the occult arts to understand and use. All you need is the birth date and the complete name of an individual to unlock all of the secrets that the numbers hold.
There are eleven numbers used in constructing Numerology charts. These numbers are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, and 22. Larger numbers that occur from adding the numbers in the complete birth date or from the values assigned to each name, are reduced by adding the digits together until the sum achieved is one of the core numbers. Merely add the components of the larger number together (repeatedly, if necessary) until a single digit (or the “master” numbers 11 or 22) results. Each of these number represents different characteristics and expressions.

Master number are the only exception to rule of reducing to the single digit. The master numbers 11 and 22 are reputedly intensified versions of the single digit number they replace (2 and 4). These numbers suggest a potential for a high degree of learning and/or achievement very often in a more stressful environment. In most individuals, the master numbers operate at a much more tangible or practical level, becoming essentially the same as the single digit parallel.
The first consideration of numerology is often the date of birth. This date, expressed numerically, as mm/dd/yyyy, is used to determine what is called the Lifepath Number and a variety of other factors in the numerology reading.

We will also be converting your FULL BIRTH NAME* to a number. Letters and numbers, you will learn, are always one and the same. Here is a chart of the values assigned to each of the letters in the English alphabet:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

* Note: Most authorities agree that the full birth name as recorded on your birth certificate is the name that must be used for all calculations involving name. Nicknames, changed names including marriage name changes do not delute the importance of the name given to by your parent

Why get a Tarot Reading?


Why get a Tarot Reading?

You may be considering getting a Tarot reading, but perhaps you aren’t entirely sure about what will be involved, and what benefit it could be to you. Here are a few things to think about when considering getting a professional Tarot reading

What a reading can do for you

The types of readings I do are not simply concerned with predicting what’s going to happen to you over the next few days or weeks. Although I can do this kind of reading, and I’ve always been reasonably successful at it, I don’t think this is a particularly productive use of the Tarot.

Rather than trying to tell you what is going to happen to you, I think it’s much more useful to tell you what’s happening to you now. That is, to help highlight the aspects of your life you may not be fully aware of at the moment, such as what influences are acting on you, what conscious and subconscious control you are exerting on your life, and how these various factors may manifest in the future. I will put particular emphasis on what blocks you are currently experiencing (internally and externally), how you can act more effectively in your current situation, and what parts of your personality and life you are currently neglecting.

The Tarot is an excellent way of gaining a fresh perspective on your life, or on a specific situation. It can shed new light on old emotional problems, negative aspects of relationships, suggest parts of your life or personality you are neglecting, and help you to make more balanced, insightful decisions, going into the future. The Tarot is a superb analysis tool for getting a clear, detached view of what you are doing right now, and where you are heading.

There are various times when people seem to find it particular useful to have a Tarot Reading. These include:

When you feel stuck in a rut, or directionless – the Tarot can be very effective at suggesting new directions you could be exploring, or what unfinished business you have that is holding you in your current position.
When starting a new phase in your life – some people like to have a Tarot reading close to their birthday, or other significant event, as they feel it’s a time when they are moving on to a new stage of their life. The Tarot may be able to suggest what changes are coming, what themes are going to be more important, and what directions you should be exploring in the next part of your life.
When starting out on a new project – the Tarot can be very effective at suggesting what new factors need to be considered, what resources are available to you, what you may have overlooked, and what opportunities you may not have considered.
If you are struggling with a part of yourself, or your life, and wish for new insight– the Tarot is an effective way of getting a new perspective on old situations, or suggesting what issues you need to address about your relationships, attitudes towards areas of your life, etc.
When considering a major decision – you should not expect a Tarot reading to make a decision for you. However, a reading can highlight the most important issues to consider, suggest possible consequences of particular directions, and even suggest factors that haven’t been considered properly.
When you wish to think more carefully about yourself – a Tarot reading can give you a lot to think about when considering your own personality, the decisions you make in life, and how you interact with the world as a whole. If you intend to spend more time considering your life and the way you live it, a Tarot reading can be an excellent starting point.
Why not fortune telling?

I don’t think of the Tarot readings I do as ‘fortune telling’, although that is one of the things traditionally associated with the use of the Tarot. While attempting to predict the future for someone is interesting, and indeed I tend to think it’s possible, I’m not sure how valuable it is.

Fortune telling appears to work by taking account of all of the influences that are acting on a person at a given instant, and extrapolating from them the most likely course of events over the next few months. I don’t believe it can ever be 100% successful simply because there are so many random factors in day to day life so that although we may be heading in a particular direction today, there’s no reason to think something might not make us deviate from that path tomorrow. The very act of the reading gives you more information than you had before, which must surely influence the decisions you make from then on – if not, then the reading is entirely pointless anyway.

But mainly my objection to fortune telling is a philosophical one. I think a lot of people are attracted to fortune telling because they wish the reassurance that comes from being told that things are basically going to work out okay. But being told what is going to happen must surely reduces a persons sense of control over their own life, and may encourage them to abdicate responsibility for what happens to them. My readings are dedicated towards showing people the influences acting on their life, and giving them insight into how to take control of them. I may warn of possible consequences of actions they currently have planned, but the point in doing so is to give people the opportunity to change their direction, take control, and form a future that they choose – not one that I lay out for them.

What happens at a reading?

A Tarot reading is basically a very simple process. A Tarot deck consists of 78 cards, each of which has a specific meaning associated with it. To perform a reading the cards have to be shuffled, and then laid out in order in a specific pattern – each place in the pattern, or spread, represents a different concept or idea. Although there are several ‘traditional’ spreads, you can in fact make up new spreads, or adapt old ones, as seems most useful.

Generally when I’m doing a reading for a client I will start by discussing what I’m going to do, and what help I think I can be, then I’ll ask the client to give a general impression of the kind of thing they wish to get from the spread. I’ll then ask them to shuffle the cards, before laying out a spread of cards on the table between us.

By looking at which cards have turned up, their position in relation to each other, and their placement in the spread as a whole, I’ll be able to talk to the client about different aspects of their life, and current feelings about the world. I will usually start with a very general spread that represents simple ideas like what’s happened in the recent past, how they are currently feeling emotionally, what they are currently thinking or worrying about, what their current hopes and expectations are, what influences are acting on them and what direction they are currently heading in.

This approach gives a good general background to talk about more detailed and specific issues. After the general spread I will usually ask a client if there is something particular they wish to discuss, and then I’ll perform other spreads based on these ideas. For instance, a client may be concerned about a particular relationship, may feel they are at a cross-roads of their life and want to know what each direction holds, or they may be having difficulty understanding a particular aspect of themselves and wish for some fresh insight. The Tarot is a very versatile tool, and when discussing issues with a client I can usually find a way of helping with most of the areas of their life that they are concerned with.

A full session with me lasts around an hour, and that usually gives time for three of four detailed spreads, and a fairly in depth consideration of the clients current concerns. I usually record my readings on tape for the client, so they can listen back later if they wish – I tend to give a lot of information in a relatively short space of time, and clients often find it useful to listen to the reading once more.

My aim is that at the end of a reading clients will have a lot of new information which they can then apply to make good decisions about what they are doing in their lives. A Tarot reading should leave a client feeling as though they have a much better grip on what is happening in their life, and why they currently feel the way they do. Hopefully this will allow them to make fast and effective progress in whatever areas of their life most concern them.

Benefits and Importance of Vastu Pyramid


Benefits and Importance of Vastu Pyramid
Vastu Pyramid

The word ‘Pyramid’ is a Greek term which is formed from two words – pyra and mid. While ‘pyra’ stands for fire, the universal life energy or cosmic force, the word ‘mid’ denotes middle or center core. Built in Egypt centuries ago, the mystery of pyramids baffled human minds for a long time. However, after much research and investigation, it has been deciphered that pyramids were essentially constructed to harness the cosmic energies. These cosmic energies in turn kept the interiors of the pyramid fresh and energized. The power of pyramids has been put to use in various sectors such as vaastu, astrology, color therapy, spiritual meditation and medical healing.

A unique revolutionary solution, Pyramid Vastu combines time-tested concepts of ancient wisdom with the new age approach. It balances the electromagnetic field of the human aura, thereby harmonizing mind, body, spirit and environment. If a person successfully boosts up the standing columnar wave (SCW) of the chakra energy, his/her mind would surely be filled with positive thoughts. Activated pyramid vastu kit if placed strategically assures health, wealth and prosperity. Another major advantage of pyramid is that it corrects the defects without physically altering, shifting or breaking any house, office, shop, factory, sick unit or corporate house.

The core principles of Pyramid Vastu are based on Vastu Shastra. Most of the times, we buy a plot or construct a house only to realize that the plot or the house has numerous vastu defects. Now, it is not possible to completely change or buy a new one. In such circumstances, vastu pyramids come in handy. They are a new concept of energy level corrections that achieve all these things in a hassle-free manner. The common link between vastu shastra and pyramid vastu is channelizing the cosmic energies for constructive purpose. While vastu shastra was conceived for the betterment of mankind, pyramids were essentially constructed for the for the benefit of the Pharaohs and their souls.

Importance Of Vaastu Pyramid

Ideally, vasthu pyramids are installed in the center of the house or a specific room or even an energetic key point in the house. This is essentially done to curb all the vastu defects to a high degree. Vastu pyramids effeciencey is mainly due to synergic combination of all the important vasati correction tools – 12 yantras, 9 glass pyramids, mantras, Vastupurusha mandala and the installation ceremony. In the range of about 22 meters, vastu pyramid corrects about 75% of all the defects. The combined usage of yantras with a vastu pyramid and/or meru chakra can have a counterbalancing effect of 98%. Thus, without changing each of the specific defects, installation of a vasati pyramid secures and neutralizes all of a building’s negative energies.