We had our aunt, uncle and cousin over transiting from Goa back to their home in London. John, my cousin, wanted to have some dosas, so decided to take them for lunch to the Banana Leaf restaurant. At this restaurant, you get served literally on a banana leaf and the food, though vegetarian, is simply mouth watering. It is authentic South Indian food and honestly, one wants to order the entire menu.
Later in the evening, my friends and I went to watch a play which was an adaptation of Paulo Coelho's book The Alchemist. It was extremely well done and did the book justice. I had quite forgotten most of the details of the book as I had read it quite a while ago. Watching the play brought back all the memories and the various important lessons that are communicated through the story.
When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his dream.
Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure. You've got to find the treasure, so that everything you have learned along the way can make sense.
The secret is here in the present. If you pay attention to the present, you can improve upon it. And, if you improve on the present, what comes later will also be better. Forget about the future, and live each day according to the teachings, confident that God loves his children. Each day, in itself, brings with it an eternity.
The future belongs to God, and it is only he who reveals it, under extraordinary circumstances.
Life attracts life.
One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.
Listen to your heart. It knows all things, because it came from the Soul of the World, and it will one day return there.
People are afraid to pursue their most important dreams, because they feel that they don't deserve them, or that they'll be unable to achieve them.
Every search begins with beginner's luck and ends with the victor's being severely tested.
Most people see the world as a threatening place, and, because they do, the world turns out, indeed, to be a threatening place.
When you possess great treasures within you, and try to tell others of them, seldom are you believed.
Post the play, we went out for dinner to one of the new restaurants in Bandra called the Yellow Tree. It is a small but cute place that serves continental cuisine. I must admit that whatever we ordered - lemon pepper prawns, prawn risotto, Bishop's weed chicken, grilled chicken and a ceasar's salad were all great. The desserts - apple pie and a bitter chocolate and apricot mousse were to die for.