A TENTRA NEPALESE TOTEM

This Tentra has arrived from India. I don't know much about this Tentra stuff, but there sure is a lot of good stuff in the list that follows.

Instructions for Life:

  1. Eat plenty of whole rice.
  2. Give people more than they expect and do this wilfully.
  3. Learn by heart your favourite song.
  4. Don't believe anything you hear and do not sleep as much as you would like.
  5. When you say "I love You", say it truthfully.
  6. When you say I'm sorry, say it with eye contact.
  7. An engagement period of six months is crucial before marriage.
  8. Believe in love at first sight.
  9. Never mock other's dreams.
  10. Love deeply and passionately. You may get hurt, but this is the only way to live life at it's fullest.
  11. Deal with discontentment, fight fairly, but do not offend.
  12. Do not judge others because of their relatives.
  13. Talk slow, think fast.
  14. When someone asks you a question you do not want to answer, smile and ask "Why do you want to know?".
  15. Remember that the greatest love and the greatest success also hold many risks.
  16. Call your Mum.
  17. Bless a person who has just sneezed.
  18. When you lose, do not lose the lesson.
  19. Remember: respect for yourself, respect for others, and responsibility for your actions.
  20. Do not allow a small disagreement to hurt a great friendship.
  21. When you notice that you have made a mistake, take the appropriate steps to correct it.
  22. Smile when you answer the phone. Those who call can "hear"your smile.
  23. Marry (or be with) the person you love talking to the most. When you get old, conversation will be more important than anything else.
  24. Spend some time alone.
  25. Accept change with open arms; yet do not give up your values.
  26. Remember that sometimes, silence is the best answer.
  27. Read more books and watch television less.
  28. Live a good, honourable life. Later, when you grow old and remember the past, you will enjoy it once more.
  29. Believe and trust God, whomever/whatever you conceive God to be, but securely lock your car.
  30. An atmosphere of love at your home is most important.
  31. Do all that you can in order to create a calm home full of love.
  32. Do not bring back the past.
  33. Read in between the lines.
  34. Share your knowledge. It is the way to live forever.
  35. Be gentle with our Earth planet.
  36. Pray. Prayer has incredible power.
  37. Never interrupt someone who flatters you.
  38. Take care of your problems.
  39. Do not trust a man or woman who does not close their eyes when you kiss them.
  40. Once a year, visit a place you have never seen before.
  41. If you make a lot of money, channel it so as to help others while you are alive. This is the greatest satisfaction a treasure can reward you.
  42. Remember that sometimes, not getting what you want is very lucky.
  43. Learn all the rules, and then break some.
  44. Remember that the greatest relationships are the ones in which the Love between two people is greater than the need one has of the other.
  45. Judge your success in light of what you had to give up in order to obtain it.
  46. Relate to love and to the kitchen completely.
Revised 2013 by Larry Gentleman