Ya en 2017, Splitting the Arrow ha alcanzado un gran logro al ser incluido en la bolsa de regalo oficial de los Grammy Awards recibidos por todos los nominados. Tanto Splitting the Arrow como The Pot with the Hole están disponibles en inglés en Amazon en la mayor parte de Europa y EE.UU.
Hunger pangs are a thing of the past for the young children who recently started benefitting from an expansion of the Food for People (FFP) program in Nepal.
With no government support available in the small mountain village of Salampur, administrators at the Ganesh Primary School requested help feeding the area’s 22 children. Some of those kids had been trudging four hours roundtrip each day through rugged terrain to eat at the FFP kitchen in Tasarpu. School attendance hovered around 15 students, with many of them leaving class early to search for their next meal.
Parents struggle to farm the nearby fields, as rocky soil and steep slopes make it impossible to grow crops for more than a few months each year. Other work is scarce, although some find jobs as part-time laborers.
Conditions became even more desperate in the wake of the devastating 2015 earthquakes.
But parents are now breathing a sigh of relief knowing that their kids are receiving at least one healthy meal per day at school.
Porters began making the daily trek from the FFP kitchen to Ganesh Primary in December, delivering the kids’ nutritious lunches in large hygienic metal containers. The deliveries come in addition to the two schools that have been receiving similar porter services since 2015, Mahakali Secondary School and Liti-Mahakal Secondary School. FFP is now serving more than 1,600 children in Nepal every day.
Mirroring the positive trends at those other schools, attendance at Ganesh Primary immediately rose, attention spans increased, and health improved. The village’s 22 children are now all regularly attending school and staying in class throughout the day, according to Tikram Tamang, Chairperson of the School Management Committee.
“It has been a great help and is having many benefits,” he says. “Thank you to the Foundation!”
In 2016, the FFP program served 379,472 meals to children and the elderly in Nepal, India, and Ghana, marking a significant increase from 2015.
The power of comprehension that you have, as a human being, is unlimited! Is unlimited! That, all this happens: the sun, where it is right now, it’ll be there tomorrow too! But it’s not about the sun being there.
As this becomes repeatable, I, my life can become repeatable, and every day become the same—and I am in prison, and prison, and prison, and prison.
To me it’s very simple! What is the definition of heaven? The definition of heaven is very, very simple. “When you feel content. When you are in that joy. When you are experiencing something that, you never want it to end!”
What is the definition of hell? “When you’re not in heaven!” There doesn’t need to be a definition for hell. There doesn’t need to be a definition for darkness. You need to only define light.
What is light? “When you can perceive. When you can see! When you can perceive; when you can fathom!”
In your life, these eyes are limited! The eyes of wisdom allow you to fathom even more in your existence. To see even more, all those hidden nuances that you do not realize are there! To see your weakness, and see your strength. And to work on your strength, to make that stronger—that’s, that’s wisdom!
And this is the possibility; this is what you can have. This is who you are. On one hand, of course—you were born; you were put together of all the stuff that you call dirt.
On the other hand, that dirt can talk, walk, sleep, think, admire, cry. All the palette is there … of your expression—you cry; you weep; you laugh; you understand; you don’t understand. You get confused! You get depressed!
So, I see human beings—it’s, they get into their problems so much! I mean, it’s like, “Uh-aeaaah!” And they surrender to their problem. That’s it!
“Nothing will ever come of me.” That’s not true! Of all the power that you have…. Because the Divine that is in you, if you allow that Divine to manifest, you will get some of those powers. And the power is … to destroythat attribute about yourself that you do not want. Or, you can destroy your goodness—you can do that too!
So, all these paradoxes that we faced with—only the wisdom, the consciousness, the understanding, the reality can help us to overlook, see beyond all of these things, and see the preciousness of life.