Archive for January, 2011

Let me talk about Tea…or Chai as what we call it ….do you know that¬†After water, Tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world.¬†It has a cooling, slightly bitter,¬†astringent¬†¬†flavour which many enjoy…There are at least six varieties of tea White Tea, Yellow Tea, Green Tea, Oolong Tea,¬†Black tea and post-fermented teas of which the most commonly found on the market are white, green, Olong, and black. Some varieties, such as traditional Oolong Tea¬†and Pu-erh Tea, a post-fermented tea, can be used medicinally.

Tea plants are native to East and South Asia and probably originated around the point of confluence of the lands of northeast India, north Burma, southwest China, and Tibet. Although tales exist in regards to the beginnings of tea being used as a beverage, no one is sure of its exact origins. The usage of tea as a beverage is first recorded in the Chinese classics Shennong Ben Cao Jing. It was already a common drink during Qin Dynasty (around 200 BC) and became widely popular during Tang Dynasty, when it was spread to Korea and Japan. Trade of tea by the Chinese to Western/European  nations in the 19th century spread tea and the tea plant to numerous locations around the world.

Now what are the benefits of Drinking Tea

Antioxidants effect. It is know that tea contains antioxidants, especially when we are talking about green tea. Antioxidant polyphenols activate the enzyme that is responsible for dissolving the excess of the triglyceride inside the human body. This means drinking tea is a good way for weight loss. Moreover, the antioxidants help the cells to repair and regenerate, slowing down the aging.

Anti-cancer effect. Many studies showed that green tea protects against lung, prostate and breast cancer. According to the Kyushu University, the antioxidant responsible of this it is called epigallocatechin gallate ( EGCG ) . Green tea can help prevent cancer and heart disease, reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke.

Tea may reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke. Unwanted blood clots formed from cholesterol and blood platelets cause heart attack and stroke. Drinking tea may help keep your arteries smooth and clog-free, the same way a drain keeps your bathroom pipes clear. A 5.6-year study from the Netherlands found a 70 percent lower risk of fatal heart attack in people who drank at least two to three cups of black tea daily compared to non-tea drinkers.

Tea keeps the human body hydrated. Beverages that contain caffeine dehydrates you and because of its low amount of caffeine, tea hydrates you providing in the same time the necessary amount of antioxidants.

Bones protection. Drinking tea regularly makes your bones stronger, has been discovered by scientist sustain that this might be caused by the presence of the phytochemicals in the tea.

Teeth protection. Tea contains fluoride and tannins which are responsible for reducing the plaque buildup and the tooth decay.

Lower blood pressure. Oolong tea and green tea can reduce the risk of high blood pressure 50% by only drinking half a cup daily.

Digestion. Tea is a very good and effective digestive used in China for thousands years now.

Stomach cramps. Red tea can act as an anti-spasmodic agent.

Bad breath Reduction. The antioxidant polyphenols found in tea keep under control the bacteria that causes bad breath.

Immune System. Tea drinkers have around 5 times the anti-bacterial proteins called T-cell which are helping the human body to fight against infections.

Tea is calorie-free. Tea itself has no calories unless you choose to add sweeteners or milk, making it a satisfying, low-cal way to wake up and maybe even shed a few pounds.

Tea increases your metabolism. Is a slow metabolic rate keeping you from losing the weight you want? Some studies suggest that green tea may be able to boost your metabolic rate slightly, allowing you to burn an additional 70-80 calories a day. While this may not seem like much, over time it could add up.

Tea helps keep your skin acne-free. The antioxidants in green tea may have an effect on acne, and in some cases have been shown to work as well as a 4% solution of the much more harsh benzoyl peroxide.

Tea has less caffeine than coffee. Coffee usually has two to three times the caffeine of tea (unless you’re a fan of Morning Thunder, which combines caffeine with mate, an herb that acts like caffeine in our body). An eight-ounce cup of coffee contains around 135 mg caffeine; tea contains only 30 to 40 mg per cup. If drinking coffee gives you the jitters, causes indigestion or headaches or interferes with sleep¬†—¬†switch to tea.

Tea can help prevent arthritis. Research suggests that older women who are tea drinkers are 60 percent less likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis than those who do not drink tea. The same effect has not been measured in older males, however, but additional studies may prove otherwise.

Tea can help fight the flu. Black tea may bolster your efforts to fight the flu as participants in a study who gargled with a black tea extract solution twice daily where more immune to the flu virus than those who didn’t.

Tea helps fight infection. Tea contains chemicals called alkylamine antigens which act similarly to some tumor cells and bacteria, boosting the body’s immune response. It has even been shown to have an effect on severe infections like sepsis.

Tea may reduce the risk of Parkinson’s Disease. New studies are suggesting that regular tea consumption may help protect the body from developing this neurological disorder.

Tea can prevent food poisoning. Catechin, one of the bitter ingredients found in green tea has been shown to effectively kill the bacteria which cause food poisoning and minimize the effects of the toxins that are produced by those bacteria.

Tea can lead to the inhibition of HIV. New research from the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology has found that a substance found in green tea may inhibit the HIV VIRUS from binding and can be a healthy part of a suppression regiment.

Tea may help prevent diabetes. There is some evidence to suggest that green tea helps lower the risk of getting Type 2 Diabetes, though future research is needed to confirm the association.

Tea can lower blood sugar. Tea contains catechin and polysaccharides which have been demonstrated to have a noticeable effect on lowering blood sugar.

Tea can prevent iron damage. Those suffering from iron disorders like haemochromatosis may be helped by drinking tea, which contains tannins that limit the amount of iron the body can absorb.

Tea can help with nasal decongestion. If you’ve got a bit of a cold, drinking black tea with lemon may help clear up some of the congestion that’s bothering you. Just make sure your body doesn’t become dependent on the treatment.

Tea can create a calmer but more alert state of mind. Studies have shown that the amino acid L-theanine found in the tea plant alters the attention networks in the brain and can have demonstrable effects on the brain waves. More simply, tea can help you relax and concentrate more fully on tasks.

Tea lowers the chance of having cognitive impairment. Research on Japanese adults who consumed at least 2 cups of Green Tea daily found that those individuals had cut their risk of cognitive impairment by half.

Tea lowers stress hormone levels. Black tea has been shown to reduce the effects of a stressful event. Participants in a study experienced a 20% drop in cortisol, a stress hormone, after drinking 4 cups of tea daily for one month.

Tea eases irritability, headaches, nervous tension and insomnia. Red Tea also known as rooibos, is an herbal tea that originated in Africa. It has been show to have many relaxing effects that help reduce a wide range of irritations and inflammations on the body.

Tea can cause a temporary increase in short term memory. Not feeling on your game today? Try drinking some tea. The caffeine it contains may give you the boost you need to improve your memory, at least for a few hours

So guys…know you what to have and what are the impactsssss it has on you……… Any Tea Company sponsoring my Blog…I am open…Come on guys i have give so much GYAN to people on Tea and this will be Boosting you sales….you need to do it…

Tea is really an amazing drink….

Check below mentioned some of the Saying or Quotes on TEA…

Better to be deprived of food for three days, than tea for one.-Ancient Chinese proverb

Tea tempers the spirit, harmonizes the mind, dispels lassitude and relieves fatigue, awakens the thought and prevents drowsiness.-Lu Yu, The Classic Art of Tea

Tea is drunk to forget the din of the world.-T’ien Yiheng

Drinking a daily cup of tea will surely starve the apothecary.-Chinese Proverb

Check this up……..

A little cup of friendship
With a bag of tea
When you drink this
Think of love from me.
I wish we could sit down together
And have a cup of tea
But since we can’t
When you have this one
I hope you’ll think of me.

This one is my Fav

I’m A Little Teapot
I’m a little teapot, short and stout
Here is my handle (hand on hip), here is my spout (other arm out straight)
When I get all steamed up, hear me shout
Just tip me over and pour me out!
(as song ends, lean over and tip arm out like a spout)……………enjoyyyyyyyyyy


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In this video you will see how Gannets are diving and hunting¬†Sardine¬†fish UNDERWATER….wow amazing

Check this video…you will be seeing bird flock dives and fishes..not one..but hundredsss

Motivation is the driving force which causes us to achieve goals…… This is what Wikipedia says…. We all come¬†across¬†this word many times and use this ample times… Now we will talk more about what are all the different types of motivation and what are the factors make people get motivated…….. a very good topic to look at…

Motivation is the process or the way to inspire people to work, it can be ¬†individually or in groups in the ways such as to produce best and optimum results. It is the will to act in the most and possibly the best way… It is the willingness to exert high levels of effort towards organizational goals, conditioned by the efforts and ability to satisfy some individual need…through various means…Motivation is getting somebody to do something because they want to do it and have to do it.

The types of motivation:

Self-Enhancement Motivation

Self-Enhancement motivation is a individual or team believing the task at hand will increase their character, advent or monetary condition and these self-improvements are vastly desirable to them, this will encounter significant motivation to perform even unpleasant parts of the process necessary to reach the goal.

Achievement Motivation

As the name suggest…It is the drive to pursue and attain goals . An individual or a team ¬†with this attitude wishes and always want to achieve objectives and advance up on the ladder of success. Here, accomplishment is important for its own self..not for any rewards

Affiliation Motivation

This is a way drive and relate to people on a very personal and make them attach to the work . Persons with affiliation motivation perform work better when they are complimented for their favorable attitudes and co-operation.

Competence Motivation

It is the drive to be good at something, allowing the individual or a team to perform high quality work. Competence motivated people seek job mastery, take pride in developing and using their problem-solving skills and strive to be creative when confronted with obstacles. They learn from their experience and use their experience to learn more

Power Motivation

It is the drive to influence people and change situations. Power motivated people wish to create an impact on their organization and are willing to take risks to do so.

Attitude Motivation

Attitude motivation is how people think and feel. It is their self confidence, their belief in themselves, their attitude to life. It is how they feel about the future and how they react to the past.

Incentive Motivation

Here is where a person or a team works hard and gets a reward from an activity. It is ‚ÄúYou do this and you get that‚ÄĚ, attitude. It is the types of awards and prizes that drive people to work a little harder.

Fear Motivation

Fear motivation makes a person to act against will. It is instantaneous and gets the job done quickly. It is helpful in the short run…but not in long term…

Hope you all like this….if you feel that i need to do research and write more..do give me your¬†valuable¬†comments and¬†feedbacks….plz note..this work is not entirely mine..

 

The reason why i was so angry that people are not¬†remembering Netaji is that, yesterday at the only our PM and the leader of¬†Opposition¬†and 3 or 5 MP’s were present to pay homage to Netaji’s Picture in¬†parliament¬†hall………..that means all our so called Member Of Parliment’s are very busy….or they have forgotten……Can the Congress leaders dare to forget Indira Gandhi’s or Rajiv Gandhi’s Birthday, or thier respective Party leaders……….I have atmost respect for Indira Gandhi and Rajive Gandhi…i am just mentioning…….

Lets hope that these MP’s were busy doing something for public…or God Knows what made these MP’s Busy….

Yesterday was Subhash Chandra Bose’s or whom we call NETAJI’s¬†114th Birth Anniversary……How many people do know this, i will not ask how many people do know who is Netaji….We dont even bother to think about the Greats…. If he was Ex PM or EX CM then there would have been much fanfare on this Birth Anniverasry….or If he would have been a Caste Leader, then it would have been widely celebrated…..But he is not any of the above….He was a Person Who’s single Goal was to Free India from British and who founded INA..or AZAD¬†HIND FAUJ…..So he is not remembered, properly….

Let me write what all i¬†know and what all i gathered about the GREATEST HERO of INDIA…Shri NETAJI¬†SUBHASH¬†CHANDRA¬†BOSE….

Born on 23rd Jan 1897 in Cuttak, Orrisa, Born to Shri Janakinath¬†Bose and Prabhavati Devi¬† and born¬†¬†in a very rich and very influential family. His father was a very famous Lawyer, Netaji was 9th among 14 children, he had 7 brothers and 6 sisters. Netaji¬† was a brilliant student right¬† topped the matriculation examination of Calcutta province and graduated with a First Class in Philosophy (BA)¬†from the Scottish Churches College in Calcutta. He was strongly influenced by Swami Vivekananda’s teachings and was known for his patriotic zeal as a student….where he even hit (Not hit…he litterally Thrashed) a teacher…who¬†made racist remarks against Indian students…….he was¬†debarred from college for this…….¬†Went to England in 1919 to compete for Indian Civil Services, where he topped¬†4th in that….¬† netajai¬†left his Civil Services midway to return to India in 1921 after jailinwala¬†bagh incident and his zeal for Indian Independence, pulled him back to india.

He was closely working with Shri Chittaranjan Das, who was a big leader and who was one of the founding members of Indian National Congress….he was very famous for his Organizational Skills and he motivated youth and labour…he became very prominent in congress…..

Netaji¬† was a revolutionary¬† leader with a strong sense of humanity¬†. He did not have much faith in Gandhijis ‚Äėnon-violent‚Äô campaign to free India from¬† an¬† oppressive and colonial power. He had the strong understanding¬† that¬† the colonial British power must be challenged¬† by a strong patriotic Indian liberation army to hasten¬† independence. British¬† perceived Netaji¬† as a potential source of danger and had him arrested many a times since 1924. He¬† was¬† released from Mandalay jail in 1927,and upon¬† return to Calcutta,¬† Netaji was elected President of the Bengal Congress Committee on October 27, 1927.¬†….

He traveled Europe..met mayleader….and aksed their help for Indian Independence…He was elected President of Indian¬†National Congress at thee Haripura¬†Session in 1938. During his term as Congress President, he talked of planning in concrete terms, and set up a National planning Committee in October that year. At the end of his first term, the presidential election to the Tripuri¬†Congress session took place early 1939. Netaji’s actions¬†and ideologies were¬†termed¬†‚Äėfar too leftist‚Äô by Gandhiji¬†and all the biggies of Congress…….Despite opposition from the Congress brass,¬†Netaji was a favorite amongst the majority as he was re-elected for a second term in March 1939… defeating Dr. Pattabhi¬†Sitaramayya¬†who had been backed by Mahatma Gandhi and the Congress Working Committee……….Gandhiji considered Netaji’s victory as his ‚Äėpersonal defeat‚Äô and went on a fast . Netaji resigned as¬† a mark of respect to Gandhiji.¬†And then formed the Forward Bloc in 1939…..

Netaji,started a mass movement against utilizing Indian resources and men for the¬†war. ….people started responding in big way…There was a tremendous response to his call and he was put under house arrest in Calcutta…..and from here he escaped to Peshawar and from there to Afghanistan and from there went to Germany….he met Hitler and submitted a memorandum to the German government on 9th April 1941 which outlined a plan for co-operation between the Axis powers and India…..finally germany agreed to help Netaji…..he went on the princple..ENEMY”S ENEMY IS FRIEND…..

Bose married his¬†Austrian¬†secretary¬†Emilie Schenkl¬† in 1937. Their only daughter,¬†Anita Bose Pfaff¬†born in 1942, is an economist¬†…

In July 1943, he arrived in Singapore from Germany. In Singapore he took over the reins of the Indian Independence Movement in East Asia from Rash Behari Bose and organised the Azad¬†Hind Fauj (Indian National Army) comprising mainly of Indian prisoners of war……It had 85,000¬†regular troops, including a separate women’s unit, the Rani of Jhansi Regiment (named after Rani Lakshmi Bai) headed by Capt.¬†Lakshmi Swaminathan, which is seen as a first of its kind in Asia. He was hailed as Netaji¬†by the Army as well as by the Indian civilian population in East Asia. Azad¬†Hind Fauj¬†proceeded towards India to liberate it from British rule. Enroute¬†it lliberated¬†Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The I.N.A. Head quarters was shifted to Rangoon in January 1944. Azad¬†Hind Fauj¬†crossed the Burma Border, and stood on Indian soil on March 18 ,1944…………He stood…but after japan surrendering, INA had lost the backing and later all the solider surrendered………..

Bose’s most famous quote was “Give me blood, and I shall give you freedom!” In this, he urged the people of India to join him in his fight against the British Raj. Spoken in Hindi, Bose’s words are highly evocative….apart from that his other famous quote was “Chalo Delhi”

Netaji¬†is alleged to have died in a plane crash¬†Taihoku¬†(Taipei),¬†Taiwan, on 18 August 1945 while en route to¬†Tokyo¬†. The Japanese plane he was travelling on had engine trouble and when it crashed Bose was badly burned, dying in a local hospital four hours later. His body was then cremated……..There have so many theories been put forward regarding his abrupt desertion. The government of India set up a number of committees to investigate the case and come out with truth…..but still this remains a mystery.

So Saluting this Great Man…Great Leader…Great Patriot….And the Greatest SON OF INDIA…..

JAI HIND………..

Plz¬†do check for the pictorial¬† Tribute of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in the next post………

We all know about people going to Rehab camps, to get cured…or to overcome some of their addictions…mostly we see big Celebs….splzly Hollywood celebs going for rehab programs..or Rehab camps to come out of Drug or¬†alcohol problems….

Now there is this¬†interesting¬†thing….A CHIMPANZEE….going for rehab…

We are talking about Zhora, a chimp in Rostov Zoo, Russia….Zhora has become addicted to smoking and an alcoholic after the ZOO visitors gave Booze and¬†Cigarettes….Zohra has been unable to stop guzzling beer and smoking cigarettes, prompting officials to send the animal to a rehabilitation center…..hmmmm

Zhora had ample of supplies in the  form of zoo visitors who would bring him hootch and delight in watching him drink it. Zhora preferred beer to vodka. Zhora was a circus performer and was transferred to the zoo when circus people could not handle could not handle his aggressive behavior. They say Zhora would have  likely picked  up his love for booze and cigarettes  during his performance career.

Now the best part…Zhora was very popular with the ladies…..i mean Chimp ladies…. After comming ¬†at the zoo, Zohra fathered several baby chimps……a real¬†Casanova….Wine..Women….hgmmmmm

And Zoo keepers were¬†requesting¬†visitors¬†not to give him anything…actually he was in ¬†kept behind three different rows of fences to keep booze out, but the still managed to get to him somehow….cleaver….intelligent… So finally Zoo officals have decided that its enough and this Casanova Chimp was moved to a Rehab center in¬†Kazan rehabilitation center which about 500 miles east of Moscow….

Lets all hope he is out of his Booze and Smoking habit, behave live a Decent CHIMP….

The Smoking Chimp

The Smoking Chimp

 

Most people in India know about Shani Singanapur, Shani Singanapur is a small village in Ahmednagar district where a famous temple of Lord Shani exists.Singnapur is 35 km from Ahmednagar city

Shingnapur is also famous for the fact that no house in the village has doors, only door frames.¬†Villagers never keep their valuables under lock and key. Villagers believe that the temple is a “Jagruth¬†Devasthan”¬† or¬† LIVE TEMPLE meaning that the god here is very powerful. They believe that god Shani punishes anyone attempting theft and there is no past records of any theft of robbery ever recorded¬†in this Miracle village. And the locals belive that if there is a theft or robbery, then the culprit and their family have to bear the wrath of Lord Shani…..Amazing….More than 5,000 devotees visit the temple every day, while on weekends the number almost touches a lakh.

Now coming¬†to why this article…In this month ie January, the United Commercial (UCO) Bank opened a ‘Lockless’ branch in the village, the first of its kind in the country, taking note of the near-zero crime rate in the region.

A senior Bank official of UCO¬†ban said that they took note of the general belief and faith of the people. Ever since the most revered temple came into existence several years ago, the village has not witnessed a single crime. In fact, all houses in the entire village have no doors…..and adding to this they are going to set up ATM near the temple tooo in very short time…

The Local MLA Mr Shankar Gadakh, was the man instrumental in setting up this The First LOCKLESS branch….even as the Centre has made hi-tech security mandatory for all nationalized and private sector banks and no other bank has come forward…

AB’s Stroke:¬†I had the privilege of visiting¬†this amazing shrine twice, Lord Shani is powerful there, this is not only Jagurth¬†Devestan..the Diety is also Jagurth¬†Bhagawan……. This is a great step¬†from UCO¬†bank where many other banks have not don’t refused to do so….I hope no one will ever try to see and face the Wrath of Shree¬†Shani Bhagawan….. I am not for believing¬†some thing and i¬†dont follow illogical traditions, customs and beliefs…..But i belive in God…in history….never ever in the Shani Singanapur a robbery was reported….So i belive that there is a super power which is¬†gaurding¬† this amazing village…

Lillian Lowe, 103, from Tenby, Pembrokeshire, South wales says that she is the oldest facebook user alive.Lillian Lowe has taken the title of oldest Facebooker from the previous title holder Ivy Bean, who was 104 year old and passed away in july 2010. Lillian checks her wall about twice a week and is friends with 34 different people, including 7 grandchildren and 13 great grand children.And you know she updates her msgs from Ipad.

The retired hotelier and businesswoman says she uses the site about twice a week to keep up to date with family.

She said: “I like it very much, to see my grandchildren and speak to them, but it does waste a lot of time.
“I have a lot of time sitting alone, when you are my age, I don’t go running around, and it is lovely to use.
“I have a number of friends – all my family, grandchildren, great grandchildren. I check up on my family. They send me messages [about] what they’re doing, and to which parties they go.

Lillian was born in 1907 when Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman was Britain’s Prime Minister – and she can still remember the news of the Titanic sinking in 1912.
The great-grandmother – dubbed Supergrany by her family – was already at school when the First World War started and was 12 before she had a radio in her house.
Lillian said: ‘I think virtually everything has been invented during my time. What I particularly like now is this Google Earth.
‘When I was 84, I visited Australia with my young sister Mary, who will be 100 next year.
‘We had a lovely trip, so yesterday I took myself off have a look at the Swan River.
‘I’ve always read a lot during my life, and this computer has just taken the place of a book.’
Her grandson Steve set Lillian up with her Facebook account – and gave her his iPad to use……

Now check this Super-Granny

Lillan Lowe-the Oldest facebook user

Lillan Lowe-the Oldest facebook user

Lillan Lowe-the Oldest facebook user

Lillan Lowe-the Oldest facebook user

Lillan Lowe-The Oldest facebook user

Lillan Lowe-The Super Granny

 

Hope we all have the capacity and capabilities at half her age….I dont thing we can do or achive or adapt something at that age….. Kudos to the the Great Lady……

Quotes Of Gautama Buddha!!!!

Posted: January 13, 2011 in My Take, Quotes

1) Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without…..True
2)Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared….. Amazing
3)You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger….How trueeee
4)The mind is everything. What you think you become……
5)Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth……Awesome
6)Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace……Yepp
7)To understand everything is to forgive everything…..Mantra for Life…
8)When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves…..
9)The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows….
10)A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker. A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker………….Great!!! This is the best one.
11)Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely…
12)The tongue like a sharp knife… Kills without drawing blood……. Amazing…
13)Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense……….Wow.. this is the greatest thing…Thats why he is the greatest Teacher..
14)However many holy words you read,However many you speak,What good will they do you If you do not act on upon them?…
15)When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky…Hmm
16)You cannot travel the path until you have become the path itself……Wowwww
17)Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity…..
18)No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path…..
19)Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it…… Amazing
20)Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others………..This is the best of All.

Iam not here to write anything on Buddha….The comments to the quote was only my way of expression. I am miniscule before the Great Teacher Gautama Buddha…

BuddhaŠĻÉ SaraŠĻáaŠĻÉ Gacchami.
DharmaŠĻÉ SaraŠĻáaŠĻÉ Gacchami.
SaŠĻÉghaŠĻÉ SaraŠĻáaŠĻÉ Gacchami.

Meaning In Sanskrit

I take refuge in the Buddha.
I take refuge in the Dharma.
I take refuge in the Sangha.

Pali Version

To the Buddha for refuge I go
o the Dharma for refuge I go
To the Sangha for refuge I go