You Surprised Me

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Chair Publications, 1987 - Meditations - 150 pages
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Essays; in the nature of explorations into one's heart, reflections, or prayers.

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--- JOE <jmannath@vsnl.com> wrote:
> Dear Mr Chander,
> This time, it is you who surprised me!
> It was so kind of you to take time to write that
> mail. Very nice of you to
> affirm my contribution so powerfully. I am glad to
> know -- I feel blessed to
> know -- that what I have written seems to have
> helped you and others.
>
> May you be richly blessed, Mr Chander, and spread
> much goodness and joy
> around you.
>
> sincerely,
>
> Joe Mannath
October 27 , 2004
The above is Dr.Joe Mannath's reply to my mail to him. In fact his poetry book changed my life as well as others when I shared the book with my friends. I have taken a poem to wish my son's school teacher.. The effect of the book can be seen from the reply of Dr.Joe Mannath. It's a great life changing book of poetry.
 

Contents

Memories Behind the Words
3
NEEDS AND MOODS 1 In Times of Worry
8
When I Feel Lonely
10
When I Feel Depressed
12
When I Am Angry
14
In Anxiety
16
On a Sleepless Night
18
The Mystery of My Body
20
Know I Do Not Know
76
Thinking of Someone I love
80
A Mothers Prayer
81
A Fathers Prayer
83
For Mother and Father
85
A Couples Prayer
87
A Teenagers Prayer
89
A Teachers Prayer
91

Facing My Sexuality
22
Falling in Love Being in Love
24
In the Face of Deep Longings
26
In Pain or Illness
28
Before a Decision
30
Wisdom I Seekl
32
When Frightened or Nervous
34
Asking Gods Pardon
37
When Unjustly Treated
39
In Sadness
41
Learning to Forgive
43
Remembering the Poor
45
For Those Who Suffer More Than I Do
48
For Children Women and Men Everywhere
50
For Our Family
52
When I Dont Feel Like Praying
54
For the Gift of Humour
56
In Old Age
58
Facing My Death
61
Want to be Freel
63
If Only I had Faithl
65
When Joy Fills My Heart
68
At Ones Wits End
70
When Prayers Seem Unanswered
71
Thank Youl
73
Too Tired to think or to Pray
75
A Students Prayer
93
SPECIAL OCCASIONS 43 Before the Birth of a Child
96
On My Birthday
98
Visiting a Sick Person
100
At a Celebration
102
At Work
103
On My Day Off
105
During Travel
107
At Death and Bereavement
108
EVERY DAY EVERY NIGHT 51 Thank You for This New Day
111
An Evening Remembrance
112
On a Busy Busy Day
114
Teach Me How to Talk to You
115
HOW DO I PICTURE YOU? 55 To You My Father
118
To You My Mother
120
To You My Friend
122
To You My Love
124
To You My All
126
YOU SURPRISED
129
Thoughts of a Skeptic
130
The Angel and the Beast
132
The Mystic and the Skeptic
135
Im Afraid of Youl
138
You Surprised Mel
141
QUESTIONS PEOPLE ASK 143151
143
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