Lord Vishnu In His Incarnation Was Called Vamana

February 21, 2023 Category :Generals Off

The fifth avatar of Lord Vishnu is Vamana, or “dwarf incarnation”, which occurred in Treta Yuga (the second age), long before the events described in Ramayana, and in strong association to the king Mahabali (some call him Maveli or Bali). Vamana is the first Avatar of Vishnu appearing in the completely human form.

Mahabali was a king of the Indian region presently known as Kerala (the Indian southern state bordering with Tamil Nadu), who stands behind the most popular legend – the Onam legend, which is a festival in celebration of the king Mahabali, who returns to the state of Kerala from underground every year.

Mahabali was Asura, but he was very religious and performed Vedic sacrifices. He was a great devotee of Lord Vishnu. The king was wise, judicious and generous. He brought the era of wealth during his reign. Everybody was happy; there was no caste or class discrimination. The rich and the poor received equal treatment. There was no crime, no corruption. People did not even lock their doors, as there were no thieves in the kingdom. But because he was a descendant of Diti, who was a rakshasa, the Devas did not consider him to be safe.

Mahabali (also popularly called Maveli or Onathappan) is believed to have ruled in South India before the Ramayana event; and his empire is believed to have extended from the Vindhyas in the north to the far out in the south.

Asuras did not worship Vishnu. To test the King, Lord Vishnu disguised Himself as a poor Brahmin boy called Vamana. He came to the Kingdom of Mahabali as a dwarf Brahmin – the Vamana Avatar. Vishnu said he was a poor Brahmin and asked for a piece of land. The generous King said that he could have as much land as he wanted. The Brahmin said that he just wanted as much land as could be covered by his three steps. The king was surprised to hear such a humble request, and insisted that the boy ask for more. But the Brahmin again said the same thing.

Just as king Mahabali agreed to grant the land to a dwarf who would mark it with his three steps, Vamana began to expand and eventually increased himself to the size of cosmic proportions. With his first step the Brahmin boy covered the whole of earth and with the other step he covered the whole of the skies. He then asked king Mahabali where is the space for him to keep his third foot. The king realized that he was no ordinary Brahmin. Vishnu then offered him to go to Patala, which is a nether world. King Mahabali accepted this boon but asked to be allowed to visit Kerala once a year to make sure his people are doing well. Lord Vishnu agreed.

Kinds Acts Promote Happiness

January 20, 2023 Category :Automobiles & Motorcycles| Electronics and Electrical Off

Little things can and do make a big difference. It’s often a thank you or please that can make someone’s day. A smiling face can change a dismal mood, and a ‘bless you’ with a sneeze can remind us on what’s really important. Little acts of kindness can change your world, and make it all seem better.

Kind deeds are good for the soul and spirit. When we routinely strive to be kind to ourselves and others we are investing in our happiness. People respond to generosity in kind. When you are regularly giving of good will, well wishes will be returned. Kind acts can be as simple as laughing when some one tells a joke, or letting some one in front of you while in line at the grocery store.

It is easy to be generous. Practicing kindness requires a willingness to give to yourself or others. Tell yourself your plan or intention to be kind. Then act on your plan. If you follow these three steps everyday you will begin to find the rewards of giving – feeling good.

Caution, selfishness is not being kind to your self. Often we justify not giving as being generous to our selves, but this is just being stingy. You are kind to your self when you practice affirmative self-talk, take good care of your body through diet and exercise, and care for your spirit with hobbies, spirituality, or travel. Oh, and of course being kind to others is a form of self giving as well.

Overview – International Real Estate

January 14, 2023 Category :Business Services| Technology Off

It suddenly occurred to us that we were very remiss in not pointing out that Gudrun was born and raised in Germany. While Tcat came into the world in the city of brotherly love, Philadelphia — he has been based in México for some years. Both Tcat and Gudrun can clearly agree there is much more to transcend then language, or even culture or history… add philosophical approach differences to how government is run… you can trust us. It makes for finding the area of common reference a real challenge.

For example, Gudrun and Tcat were out listening to Bill Gatten in Los Angeles. It’s certainly not the point that the incredible Mr. Gatten was presenting pearls of wisdom, as he always does. (He is a Great Magician, in more ways than one.) Anyway… and here is where it gets dicy…

Bill is doing a great job explaining the really cool twists of an Illinois-based land trust brings over other real estate transaction methods and getting a seller of full price offer… however that’s another story… so anyway…

So we’re taking a break from Bill Gatten’s land trust seminar in Los Angeles, taking a working lunch break… and Gudrun says to me something to the effect of:

Okay, so the Illinois-based land trust from Bill Gatten creates a win-win-win, using a tripod of: time, tax code and not being piggy. Got it. What I don’t get is why this is such a great deal? All it will take is the U.S. Congress changing the tax law making all this land trust stuff just go away.

Someone once said confession is good for the soul. Okay. I confess Tcat did a bad thing.

I laughed at my partner.

Thankfully, she did not get insulted. And we quickly discovered that despite years of working together, on many topics we figured out how the tax code works is so radically different “across the pond”, from each other — it just never occurred to her United States tax law looks so quirky.

Uncle Sam gives and takes –

The oddity that Uncle Sam extends its reach for taxes to its citizens on even foreign earned and already (locally) taxed income. Yet, Uncle Sam is so generous with tax credits on private home ownership and deductions on real estate. To Gudrun, Uncle Sam is so generous; it was beyond her tax scope. Note to self-Tcat. Remind yourself (again) to run down the punch list of assumptions and be alert for things normally taken for granted.

I laughed at Gudrun even entertaining the idea that the United States could just turn on a dime and change the way its economy is built on numerous tax incentives. It was then that we both realized that our long-standing joke, “it’s different on the other side of the pond”, is no joke.

This becomes a funny education on democracy. Because sure, Tcat and Gudrun are from democratic countries yet international details on tax are fundamental and easily overlooked or taken for granted. And that allows for a lot more freedom of expression than it first appears. So much so, it surprised your veterans on the topic.

So anyway… the take away on this is: It’s not insulting to check all the assumptions when investing locally or internationally. It can be enlightening and entertaining. It can be a deal maker or a deal breaker. It always is, surprising.

Authentic Mexican Recipes – Oaxacan Mexican Tacos

December 3, 2022 Category :Mental Health| Telemarketing Off

Here’s an awesome tacos recipe from Oaxacan, Mexico. Remember to wear gloves when you are working with fresh jalapeno peppers.

2 pounds top sirloin steak, cut into thin strips

Salt and pepper to taste

1/4 cup vegetable oil

18 (6-inch) corn tortillas

1 medium onion, diced

4 fresh jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped

4 limes, cut into wedges

1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped


Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Fry the steak strips; stirring constantly until browned on the outside and cooked through, but not too firm (about 5 minutes). Season with salt and pepper. Remove to a plate and keep warm.

Heat the oil in the skillet and quickly fry each tortilla on both sides, until lightly browned and flexible. Set aside and keep warm.

Place the tortillas on a plate and top with the steak strips, onion, jalapeno and cilantro to taste. Squeeze lime juice over. Wrap and serve.

Authentic Mexican Breakfast Tacos

Chorizo is a Mexican sausage that is very delicious in breakfast tacos and burritos.

6 ounces chorizo sausage

8 (6-inch) corn tortillas

6 eggs

1/4 cup milk

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

1 dash hot pepper sauce or to taste

1/2 cup salsa


Crumble the sausage into a skillet over medium high heat. Cook and stir until evenly brown. Set aside.

Heat one skillet over medium heat, and heat another skillet over high heat. This skillet is for warming the tortillas.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Spray the medium heat skillet with some cooking spray. Pour in the eggs. Cook and stir until almost firm. Add the sausage and continue cooking and stirring until firm.

Meanwhile, warm tortillas for about 45 seconds per side in the other skillet, so they are hot and crispy on the edges, but still pliable.

Sprinkle a little shredded cheese onto each tortilla while it is still hot. Top with some of the scrambled egg and sausage. Add hot pepper sauce and salsa to your liking.

Best Wet Burritos

Wet burritos are prepared with a tomato sauce, thus their name.

1 pound ground beef

1/2 cup onion, chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

1/2 teaspoon cumin

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper

1 (4.5 oz) can diced green chili peppers

1 (16 oz.) can refried beans

1 (15 oz.) can chili without beans

1 (10.75 oz.) can condensed tomato soup

1 (10 oz.) can enchilada sauce

6 (12-inch) flour tortillas, warmed

2 cups lettuce, shredded

1 cup tomatoes, chopped

2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese

1/2 cup green onions, chopped


Crumble ground beef into a skillet over medium high heat. Cook and stir until evenly browned. Add in the onion and cook until tender. Drain the grease from pan and season with garlic, cumin, salt and pepper.

Stir in the green chilies and refried beans until well blended. Turn off the heat and keep warm.

In a saucepan, combine the chili without beans, tomato soup and enchilada sauce. Mix well and cook over medium heat until heated through. Turn off heat and keep warm.

Place a warmed tortilla on a plate and spoon a generous 1/2 cup of the ground beef mixture onto the center.

Top with lettuce and tomato. Roll up tortilla over the filling. Spoon a generous amount of the sauce over the top, and sprinkle with cheese and green onions. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds or until cheese is melted.