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Brahma Vishnu Shiva born as Sons of Anasuya - Story of the Birth of Dattatreya

There is an interesting story in the Puranas that narrate how Anasuya had the opportunity to become the mother of Trimurtis – Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. This is the story of the birth of Dattatreya.  Anasuya was the daughter of Sage Kardama and his wife Devahuti. She was married to the famous Sage Atri. Anasuya was extremely pious and performed intense austerities. Anasuya means one who is free from jealousy and envy. She was also a devoted wife who always followed Dharma. Legend has it that Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva decided to take a test of Anasuya. They appeared at her Ashram in the form of saints at her ashram. As Sage Atri was not in the ashram, she attended to their needs. The saints told her that they were performing a different kind of austerity and wanted someone who would serve them food naked. Anasuya could not refuse food to the saints. So she agreed to serve food naked. So powerful was the Tapa Shakti of Anasuya that her purity turned the three saints into

We Should Make Money and Lot of It

Money is like water we need it to survive in this world. But we should also be careful not to drown in water. Don’t drown in money but make lot of it. Those who say money won’t buy peace and happiness forgets to mention that without money too there will be no peace and happiness. What we need is a balanced approach when it comes to money – don’t be greedy and do not have excessive desires. Always make money by following dharma (means through integrity and honesty). Whatever we earn through dharmic means will always lead to prosperity. Only invest what we have earned. Never borrow money to make money. Wealth should be made through hard work. If we are to live in this world we have to pay a whole lot of bills. From hospital to cemetery bills follow us. And we need money to pay all these bills. We should only keep one golden rule while making money – never be greedy. Be happy and satisfied with what we get from our hard work. Use only a part of the money to fulfill