Today's Beautiful Gem: `Sacred Thread' by Guru Nanak

"Let compassion be your cotton;
spin into yarn of contentment;
give it knots of continence,
and the twists of truth.
Thus will you make
a sacred thread for the soul;
If such a one you have,
put it on me."

Note: When eleven-year old Guru Nanak was to be initiated with a
sacred thread, he refused to have the rites performed. Tradition
has it that he made the above statement before the assembled priests.

om s'aantih: Peace! - J. K. Mohana Rao