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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

BHAGAVAD GITA , NOTES

Karmanye Vaadhika-raste,
Maa Phaleshu Kadachana;
Maa karma-phala-hetur-bhoorma,
MaTe sangostwakarmini.
।।
Bhagavad Gita, Chapter II, Verse 47.


Your right is to work only,
But never to its fruits;
Let not the fruits of action be thy motive,
Nor let thy attachment be to inaction.
Our work has 4 compartments-YATNA(MUYARCHI,EFFORT) ,PRAYATNA,( APPLICATION OF MIND) TIME( APPROPRIATE TIME FOR FRUITION ) AND GOD OR ADRISHTA.( THE UNKNOWN FACTOR ). (Dinamalar Sunday issue dt 25/10/2009)
My view as I made loud thinking
Bhagawat Gita is an Upanishad, said to have been delivered by Lord to human, Paramatma to Jeevatma; it preaches KARMA YOGA FOR GRAHASTANS; it advises to surrender to HIM and to Samarpanam all the deeds of actions’ and yagnas performed in life to HIM; it’s a kind of partnership, where all the profit and the loss in life business given to him with a little PUSPAM and TULASI and WATER, as a gift; so that the karma yoga is performed without any attachment and EGO; HOW CAN YOU CLAIM RESULTS FOR THAT WHICH IS NOT YOURS?; when performance is done to gift HIM, as a partner viz working partner, HE alone as boss can decide what should be given to you; SO YOU DON’T WORK WITH EXPECTATIONS; and the samarpanam you do relieves from your responsibility and you do as a laborer works hard to make his boss rich and the boss decides the coolly; you are happy to do so which relinquishes the worldly love while doing the karma on earth in a better than SANYASI LIFE; MOKSHA IS HERE AND THAT LEADS TO his grace ;”MAM EKAN SARANAM VRAJA”; gnanam is reached. This also explains the KARMA THEORY viz RESULTS ARE AS PER PRE-JANMA KARMA BLANCE SHEET EXCEPT THE KARMA GIFTED TO HIM; hence what results shall be given to you is decided by THAT BALANCE SHEET which we don’t know and what we don’t know cannot be the expected fruition since at times you want less than you are entitled to!! Because you had gifted the karmas you get SAT-CHIT ANANDAM BY GNANA which fruition is the greatest. That is why PAPIS YOU SEE THRIVE AND GOOD SUFFER.
My comments- Keyartax 25th Sunday Oct 2009
ASATHO MA SAT GAMAYA
THAMASO MA JYOTHIRGA MAYA
MRTYHO MO AMIRTHAGA MAYA
OM SHANTI SHANTI SHANTI

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

ASATHO MA SAT GA MAYA

Can a Butcher be a spiritual too?
Your Answer:
Yes. I dont know where you live and what kind of Indian, Hindu knowledge you possess. However Hindu religion unlike others is an ANCIENT HEREDITORY SANATHANA TRUTH OR DHARMA and is nothing but the way of life. Everyone is destined to do duty (Karma) and it shall be done as a Dharma without passion and attachment. As long as he does without deeper expectations and motives of ill will, all duties are functional and equal. a hanger does it
Non-chalantely as karma. , so does a butcher. What was Valmiki who wrote later the epic Ramayana? a hunter. There fore as Bhagawat Gita says those who serve with loyalty, concentration and without expectation of fruition, thinking about HIM, does carry the dharma and such person in service is not a sinner. Tirukkural in Tamil language rewrites the vedas and its scriptures and say a similar thing. Adi Sankara had experienced it when a pulaiyan (butcher0 touched him. There are no distinctions in ATMA Can anyone murder a person without awareness and motivation dispassionately except a lunatic? Hence its adharma and lunatics are not punished in the eye of law.
KEYARTAX
Source(s): Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagawat Gita and Tirukkural
Question
Why did the Quran still remain unchanged while many changes have been done in other religious books? Is it because it is the true words of ALLAH s.w.t. -?
Your Answer:
The question is erroneous and Allah's words need not be QUALIFIED AT ALL as "true" words. Words of wisdom in any form of godliness are dharma and truth. The question is erroneous because the changes in Quran or for that matter in other religions are not done on fundamentals. There cannot be changes at all since all are truth and the truth is one in many forms. Forms are what you and I wish to think, imagine and believe. Forms may change which are carried out by human elements, but not the truth. Fundamentally a religion is one which shall render the follower in freedom and that which is not can still be a religion but the followers shall walk away from the FORMAT HOLDERS who does not allow the freedom. WHATEVER BE THE RELIGION TRUTH IS ONE. THATS WHY IN HINDU DHARMA, ITS CALLED sanathana OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN AND THEREFORE FROM ONE WHO EXISTE3D ALWAYS, GOD.
Keyartax Source(s): scriptures of all forms.
Question
How does true prayer done from ALLAH s.w.t. bring change in your life?
Your Answer:
Nothing special. The change as brought in by ALLAH is being brought in even if you worship your parents!! Keyartax
Source(s): tirukkural tamil language
Question
Is there a difference between an "Individual" and a "Human Being"?
Your Answer:
It’s an interesting question and I find jokers answering these as jokes. No. Individual is a legal entity and governed on this earth with in limitations. Individuals mean one of the human beings but acting not on the basis of Dharma but as per constituted law of the geographical places differing from place to place. HUMAN beings are all under the creations right from AMEOBA to 6 senses. Human beings shall possess the element of HUMANE approaches. A dog who does for the master is a great human being than a rapist or person ill treating their parents, THE FORMER DOG IS A 6TH SENSE PERSON AND THE LATTER IS AN INDIVIDUAL BEFORE LAW AND AN AN ANIMAL , SENSELESS HUMAN BEING thank you
kEYARTAX
Source(s): upanishads and tirukkural
Question
Is it worth to torture mind and body to know the unknowns as propagated by religious leaders?
During our life time WE have been assured by the religious leaders that we perform certain rituals. repeat certain prayers or mantras, conform to certain patterns, suppress our desires, control our thought sublimate our passions, limit our appetites and refrain from sexual indulgence, we shall after sufficient TORTURE OF MIND AND BODY find something beyond this little life. This is applicable to the teachings at the Art of Living. I wonder whether it is worth. Serious comments please.

Your Answer:
If you torture you dont find it, and you can find it with pleasure rather the other way
Keyartax
Question
If angels, devdoots, farishtey are send by GOD then who has sent vampires, devils on earth?
Or these are converted souls among humans only
Your Answer:
Simple you think. When you dance with the women and co habit and say you are happy who sent the AIDS HIV when you are sick? The good and the bad are not given by others (Abirami andhathi). Thou art responsible for all the fame and the disgrace (Perumaikkum enai chirumaikkum thatham karumame kattalai kkal---Tirukkural)
Keyartax
Question
Spiritually speaking what do you mean by this controversial quote?
You found God? If nobody claims him in thirty days, he's yours!
—Author unknown

I believe in GOD but it is difficult for me to understand the meaning of this quote ...this author is atheist or theist
Your Answer:
UNKNOWN ELEMENTS ARE ALWAYS NOT KNOWN. You have to search for HIM in your place, in your time and in your process. Time is an abstract element varying in different situations and a subjective factor. Kid DURUVA and PRAHALADA found HIM in no time and I am still trying to find HIM. Who Knows when you search you may find HIM in 30 minuses too
keyartax
Source(s): hindu scriptures

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

LIFE,MIND AND WHAT NOT

LIFE,MIND AND WHAT NOT
LIFE IS WORTHLESS AS SEEN BUT EVEN VEDHANTHIS DO NOT KNOW ABOUT IT.WHERE THE MIND IS WITHOUT FEAR, LET THE WORLD LOOK AT ME IN ANY MANNER THEY LIKE,SINCE , THEY DO NOT KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING. ELAI ELAI LAMA SABHAKTHANI. KE KE SARA SARA WHAT WILL BE WILL BE.
I HEARD THE SONG FROM A KID IN JUNIOR SUPER SINGER AND MY THOUGHTS CARRIED ME TO COMPARE AS UNDER. OLD WINE IN A NEW BOTTLE.
EVERYONE THINKS HE/SHE HURTS ME BUT ITS NOT KNOWN TO THEM THAT THE WOUNDS ARE ON THEM AND I am fresh !

Pichai Paathiram - Naan Kadavul Songs Lyrics

Pichai Paathiram Yenthi Vanthen
Aiyane En Aiyane
Yaam Oru, Pichai Paathiram Yenthi Vanthen
Aiyane En Aiyane
Pindam Ennum, Elumbodu Sadhai Narambu
Udhiramum Adangiya Udambu Enum
Pichai Paathiram Yenthi Vanthen
Aiyane En Aiyane
Pindam Ennum, Elumbodu Sadhai Narambu
Udhiramum Adangiya Udambu Enum
Pichai Paathiram Yenthi Vanthen
Aiyane En Aiyane


Ammaiyum Appanum Thanthatha
Illai Aadhiyin Val Vinai Soozhnthatha
Ammaiyum Appanum Thanthatha
Illai Aadhiyin Val Vinai Soozhnthatha
Immaiyai Naan Ariyathatha
Immaiyai Naan Ariyathatha
Siru Bommaiyin Nilayinil Unmaiyai UnarnthidaPichai Paathiram Yenthi Vanthen
Aiyane En Aiyane
Pichai Paathiram Yenthi Vanthen
Aiyane En Aiyane

Athanai Selvamum Un Idathil
Naan Pichaikku Selvathu Evv Vidathil
Athanai Selvamum Un Idathil
Naan Pichaikku Selvathu Evv Vidathil
Verum Paathiram Ullathu En Idathil
Athan Soothiramo Athu Un Idathil

Oru Muraiya Iru Muraiya
Pala Murai Pala Pirappu Edukka Vaithai
Puthu Vinaya Pazha Vinaya,
Kanam Kanam Dinam Enai Thudikka Vaithai
Porullukku Alainthidum Porullattra Vazhkaiyum Thurathuthe
Un Arul Arul Arul Endru Alaikindra Manam Indru Pithatruthe
Arul Vizhiyal Nokkuvai
Malar Pathathal Thaanguvai
Un Thiru Karam Enai Aravanaithu Unatharul Pera


Pichai Paathiram Yenthi Vanthen
Aiyane En Aiyane
Pindam Ennum, Elumbodu Sadhai Narambu
Udhiramum Adangiya Udambu Enum
Pichai Paathiram Yenthi Vanthen
Aiyane En Aiyane
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Bhaja Govindam
Artist: Subbulakshmi M S
Ragam: Raagamaalika
Composer: Adi Shankarar
Album: Kalki Golden Jubilee Golden Collection
raagam: raagamaalika
taaLam: aadi
Composer: Shankaraacaarya
Language: Sanskrit
pallavi
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1 bhajagovindaM bhajagovindaM
govindaM bhajamuuDhamate .
saMpraapte sannihite kaale
nahi nahi rakshati DukR^iJNkaraNe


2

mUDha jahiihi dhanaagamatR^ishhNaaM
kuru sadbuddhiM manasi vitR^ishhNaam.h .
yallabhase nijakarmopaattaM
vittaM tena vinodaya chittam.h


3

naariistanabhara naabhiideshaM
dR^ishhTvaa maagaamohaavesham.h .
etanmaaMsaavasaadi vikaaraM
manasi vichintaya vaaraM vaaram.h

4

naliniidalagata jalamatitaralaM
tadvajjiivitamatishayachapalam.h .
viddhi vyaadhyabhimaanagrastaM
lokaM shokahataM cha samastam.h


5

yaavadvittopaarjana saktaH
staavannija parivaaro raktaH .
pashchaajjiivati jarjara dehe
vaartaaM ko.api na pR^ichchhati gehe

6

yaavatpavano nivasati dehe
taavatpR^ichchhati kushalaM gehe .
gatavati vaayau dehaapaaye
bhaaryaa bibhyati tasminkaaye

7

baalastaavatkriiDaasaktaH
taruNastaavattaruNiisaktaH .
vR^iddhastaavachchintaasaktaH
pare brahmaNi ko.api na saktaH

8

kaate kaantaa kaste putraH
saMsaaro.ayamatiiva vichitraH .
kasya tvaM kaH kuta aayaataH
tattvaM chintaya tadiha bhraataH

9

satsaNgatve nissNgatvaM
nissaNgatve nirmohatvam.h .
nirmohatve nishchalatattvaM
nishcalatattve jiivanmuktiH

10

vayasigate kaH kaamavikaaraH
shushhke niire kaH kaasaaraH .
kshiiNevitte kaH parivaaraH
GYaate tattve kaH saMsaaraH

11

maa kuru dhana jana yauvana garvaM
harati nimeshhaatkaalaH sarvam.h .
maayaamayamidamakhilaM hitvaa
brahmapadaM tvaM pravisha viditvaa


12

dinayaaminyau saayaM praataH
shishiravasantau punaraayaataH .
kaalaH kriiDati gachchhatyaayuH
tadapi na muJNcatyaashaavaayuH

12a

dvaadashamaJNjarikaabhirasheshhaH
kathito vaiyaakaraNasyaishhaH .
upadesho bhuudvidyaanipuNaiH
shriimachchhankarabhagavachchharaNariH

13

kaate kaantaa dhana gatachintaa
vaatula kiM tava naasti niyantaa .
trijagati sajjanasaM gatiraikaa
bhavati bhavaarNavataraNe naukaa

14

jaTilo muNDii luJNchhitakeshaH
kaashhaayaambarabahukR^itaveshhaH .
pashyannapi cana pashyati muuDhaH
udaranimittaM bahukR^itaveshhaH

15

aNgaM galitaM palitaM muNDaM
dashanavihiinaM jataM tuNDam.h .
vRiddho yaati gRihiitvaa daNDaM
tadapi na muJNcatyaashaapiNDam.h

16

agre vahniH pR^ishhThebhaanuH
raatrau chubukasamarpitajaanuH .
karatalabhikshastarutalavaasaH
tadapi na muJNcatyaashaapaashaH

17

kurute gaN^gaasaagaragamanaM
vrataparipaalanamathavaa daanam.h .
GYaanavihinaH sarvamatena
muktiM na bhajati janmashatena

18

sura ma.ndira taru muula nivaasaH
shayyaa bhuutala majinaM vaasaH .
sarva parigraha bhoga tyaagaH
kasya sukhaM na karoti viraagaH

19

yogarato vaabhogaratovaa
saNgarato vaa saNgaviihinaH .
yasya brahmaNi ramate chittaM
nandati nandati nandatyeva

20

bhagavad.h giitaa kiJNchidadhiitaa
gaNgaa jalalava kaNikaapiitaa .
sakRidapi yena muraari samarchaa
kriyate tasya yamena na charchaa

21

punarapi jananaM punarapi maraNaM
punarapi jananii jaThare shayanam.h .
iha saMsaare bahudustaare
kRipayaa.apaare paahi muraare

22

rathyaa charpaTa virachita kanthaH
puNyaapuNya vivarjita panthaH .
yogii yoganiyojita chitto
ramate baalonmattavadeva

23

kastvaM ko.ahaM kuta aayaataH
kaa me jananii ko me taataH .
iti paribhaavaya sarvamasaaram.h
vishvaM tyaktvaa svapna vichaaram.h
24

tvayi mayi chaanyatraiko vishhNuH
vyarthaM kupyasi mayyasahishhNuH .
bhava samachittaH sarvatra tvaM
vaaJNchhasyachiraadyadi vishhNutvam.h

25

shatrau mitre putre bandhau
maa kuru yatnaM vigrahasandhau .
sarvasminnapi pashyaatmaanaM
sarvatrotsR^ija bhedaaGYaanam.h

26

kaamaM krodhaM lobhaM mohaM
tyaktvaa.atmaanaM bhaavaya ko.aham.h .
aatmaGYaana vihiinaa muuDhaaH
te pachyante narakaniguuDhaaH

27

geyaM giitaa naama sahasraM
dhyeyaM shriipati ruupamajasram.h .
neyaM sajjana saNge chittaM
deyaM diinajanaaya cha vittam.h

28

sukhataH kriyate raamaabhogaH
pashchaaddhanta shariire rogaH .
yadyapi loke maraNaM sharaNaM
tadapi na muJNchati paapaacharaNam.h

29

arthamanarthaM bhaavaya nityaM
naastitataH sukhaleshaH satyam.h .
putraadapi dhana bhaajaaM bhiitiH
sarvatraishhaa vihiaa riitiH

30

praaNaayaamaM pratyaahaaraM
nityaanitya vivekavichaaram.h .
jaapyasameta samaadhividhaanaM
kurvavadhaanaM mahadavadhaanam.h

31

gurucharaNaambuja nirbhara bhakataH
saMsaaraadachiraadbhava muktaH .
sendriyamaanasa niyamaadevaM
drakshyasi nija hRidayasthaM devam.h
32

muuDhaH kashchana vaiyaakaraNo
DukRiJNkaraNaadhyayana dhuriNaH .
shriimachchhamkara bhagavachchhishhyai
bodhita aasichchhodhitakaraNaH

33

bhajagovindaM bhajagovindaM
govindaM bhajamuuDhamate .
naamasmaraNaadanyamupaayaM
nahi pashyaamo bhavataraNe


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Meaning:
Pallavi: Worship Govinda, Worship Govinda, Worship Govinda. Oh fool ! Rules of Grammar will not save you at the time of your death.

2: Oh fool ! Give up your thrist to amass wealth, devote your mind to thoughts to the Real. Be content with what comes through actions already performed in the past.

3: Do not get drowned in delusion by going wild with passions and lust by seeing a woman's navel and chest. These are nothing but a modification of flesh. Do not fail to remember this again and again in your mind.

4: The life of a man is as uncertain as rain drops trembling on a lotus leaf. Know that the whole world remains a prey to disease, ego and grief. 5: So long as a man is fit and able to support his family, see the affection all those around him show. But no one at home cares to even have a word with him when his body totters due to old age.

6: When one is alive, his family members enquire kindly about his welfare. But when the soul departs from the body, even his wife runs away in fear of the corpse.

7: The childhood is lost by attachment to playfulness. Youth is lost by attachment to woman. Old age passes away by thinking over many past things. But there is hardly anyone who wants to be lost in parabrahman.

8: Who is your wife ? Who is your son ? Strange is this samsara. Of whom are you ? From where have you come ? Brother, ponder over these truths here. 9: From Satsangh comes non-attachment, from non-attachment comes freedom from delusion, which leads to self-settledness. From self-settledness comes Jeevan Mukti.

10: What good is lust when youth has fled ? What use is a lake which has no water ? Where are the relatives when wealth is gone ? Where is samsara when the Truth is known ?

11: Do not boast of wealth, friends, and youth. Each one of these are destroyed within a minute. Free yourself from the illusion of the world of Maya and attain the timeless Truth.
12: Daylight and darkness, dusk and dawn, winter and springtime come and go. Time plays and life ebbs away. But the storm of desire never leaves.

12a: This bouquet of twelve verses was imparted to a grammarian by the all-knowing Shankara, adored as the bhagavadpada.

13: Oh mad man ! Why this engrossment in thoughts of wealth ? Is there no one to guide you ? There is only one thing in three worlds that can save you from the ocean from samsara. Get into that boat of satsangha quickly. (Stanza attributed to Padmapada.)

14: There are many who go with matted locks, many who have clean shaven heads, many whose hairs have been plucked out; some are clothed in saffron, yet others in various colors --- all just for a livelihood. Seeing truth revealed before them, still the foolish ones see it not. (Stanza attributed to Totakacharya.)

15: Strength has left the old man's body; his head has become bald, his gums toothless and leaning on crutches. Even then the attachment is strong and he clings firmly to fruitless desires. (Stanza attributed to Hastamalaka.)

16: Behold there lies the man who sits warming up his body with the fire in fromt and the sun at the back; at night he curls up the body to keep out of the cold; he eats his beggar's food from the bowl of his hand and sleeps beneath the tree. Still in his heart, he is a wretched puppet at the hands of passions. (Stanza attributed to Subodha.)

17: One may go to gangasagar, observe fasts, and give away riches in charity ! Yet, devoid of jnana, nothing can give mukthi even at the end of a hundred births. (Stanza attributed to Sureshwaracharya.)

18: Take your residence in a temple or below a tree, wear the deerskin for the dress, and sleep with mother earth as your bed. Give up all attachments and renounce all comforts. Blessed with such vairagya, could any fail to be content ? (Stanza attributed to Nityananda.)

19: One may take delight in yoga or bhoga, may have attachment or detachment. But only he whose mind steadily delights in Brahman enjoys bliss, no one else. Stanza attributed to Anandagiri.

20: Let a man read but a little from giitaa, drink just a drop of water from the ganges, worship murari (govinda) just once. He then will have no altercation with Yama. (Stanza attributed to dR^iDhabhakta.)

21: Born again, death again, birth again to stay in the mother's womb ! It is indeed hard to cross this boundless ocean of samsara. Oh Murari ! Redeem me through Thy mercy. (Stanza attributed to Nityanatha.)

22: There is no shortage of clothing for a monk so long as there are rags cast off the road. Freed from vice and virtue, onward he wanders. One who lives in communion with God enjoys bliss, pure and uncontaminated, like a child and as someone intoxicated. (Stanza attributed to Nityanatha.)

23: Who are you ? Who am I ? From where do I come ? Who is my mother, who is my father ? Ponder thus, look at everything as essenceless and give up the world as an idle dream. (Stanza attributed to Surendra.)

24: In me, in you and in everything, none but the same Vishnu dwells. Your anger and impatience is meaningless. If you wish to attain the status of Vishnu soon, have samabhava always. (Stanza attributed to Medhaatithira.)

25: Do not waste your efforts to win the love of or to fight against friend and foe, children and relatives. See yourself in everyone and give up all feelings of duality completely. (Stanza attributed to Medhaatithira.) *********

26: Give up lust, anger, infatuation, and greed. Ponder over your real nature. Fools are they who are blind to the Self. Cast into hell they suffer there endlessly. (Stanza attributed to Bharativamsha.)

27: Regularly recite from the Gita, meditate on Vishnu [thro' Vishnu sahasranama] in your heart, and chant His thousand glories. Take delight to be with the noble and the holy. Distribute your wealth in charity to the poor and the needy. (Stanza attributed to Sumatira.)

28: He who yields to lust for pleasure leaves his body a prey to disease. Though death brings an end to everything, man does not gives up the sinful path.

29: Wealth is not welfare, truly there is no joy in it. Reflect thus at all times. A rich man fears even his own son. This is the way of wealth everywhere.

30: Regulate the pranas, remain unaffected by external influences and discriminate between the real and the fleeting. Chant the holy name of God and silence the turbulent mind. Perform these with care, with extreme care.

31: Oh devotee of the lotus feet of the Guru ! May thou be soon free from Samsara. Through disciplined senses and controlled mind, thou shalt come to experience the Indwelling Lord of your heart !
32: Thus was a silly grammarian lost in rules cleansed of his narrow vision and shown the Light by Shankara's apostles.

33: Worship Govinda, worship Govinda, worship Govinda, Oh fool ! Other than chanting the Lord's names, there is no other way to cross the life's ocean.
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TIRUKKURAL
Piravip perunkadal neenduvaar Neendhaar
Iraivanadi serathaar
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Meaning: one who reaches the lotus feet of god would easily cross the the biggest Ocean called the Janma and the rest do not cross.
Tiruvallar said
Patruga patratran patrinai appatraip
Patruga Patruvidarku.
Meaning: Hold the feet of the lord who has no attachments and never lose them.
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Thank you Keyartax 23/09/09

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Taming bosses and to win from all angles in all fronts

1 All bosses are always fools, don’t you agree? All employed and otherwise will tend to believe so. The stress brought about on one self and change of plan, target, things to achieve keep changing every day and the objectives are so tough and the competitions are so stiff, the bosses who are learned are not pragmatic. On the other hand, the modern world has subjective indices and need the results immediately after the work. Schedules are more important than the resourceful work. Everybody knows what is what, yet they, the bosses dream not the dream of Mr. Abdul kalam!
2 In these kinds of environments, the real bosses who are less than 5% of the bosses know their job and would suck the honey without the awareness of the flowers, like an efficient tax collector. The rest, who climb the ladder with the fixed qualifications and without the efficiency, want to boss over.
3 The subordinates however strong their knowledge is can be made frustrated since they are sincere workers. The top brass always invariably follow the techniques of learning the best, potential subordinates below only thro the “one down below” which makes the bosses more powerful. Has anyone thought for a moment why people with lower or less knowledge are happier than the brilliants? No. the shallow the thinking process, the more dependent they become on their surrounded colleagues and immediate bosses to run the races from the spots they stand and save their positions. The stressed expose themselves beyond the requirements and suffer the work-syndrome.
4 So it’s clear for those with stress that
A. your knowledge and hard work are trump cards and shall be felt like SUN’S RAYS WHEN SUN RISES and not as a Thunderstorm;
B. NEVER NOD YOUR HEADS TO EARN A GOODWILL NOR FOR BEING IN THE GOOD BOOKS OF BOSSES;
C. Never say “yes” when you know the quantum and quality of the work have to be combined, against the time limit asked for or fixed by the bosses are shorter than the requirements and keep parroting this ratio well expressed to them on every meeting of progress, so that, it’s for the bosses or the managements, to sacrifice the quality or quantity and that become a matter of fact, when the index finger is pointed at you, when three fingers are marking them. The expressions of time factor shall not be the outcome of inefficiency but based on true values, expressed in good terms.
D. Make it a policy to involve the bosses at every step, every stage and at every meeting , so that, the bosses know the levels, as they were once in similar positions and get themselves into helping you to close down the schedule without hitch and without scrapping your review. Also adamant bosses will get caught in the last stages before “their bosses” as the slow down were due to their wrong -directions and no boss would haul you up and AN UPFRONT FEE MAY HAVE TO BE PAID BY HIM. Fools walk into the trap or shy away from you since the bosses never want to expose their shallow weaknesses.
E. You gain a lot from the best 5% who would take his subordinates as a team. Ultimately you gain a lot, sustain your energy, and expose your brilliance only at the appropriate time and level and who knows, most of all, one day you become bosses to be told, as above, in the recycle position. HISTORY REPEATS ITS SELF.
5. As long as you keep your arena clean, YOU STAND TO WIN, FROM WHICH EVER WAY YOU LOOK AT IT when you practice, what is preached. Karmanyevadikaraste ma paleshu kadhchana. When He knows your needs, why do you harass and stress yourself. FEAR IS THE KEY FOR SO MANY PROBLEMS OF LIFE. I THINK THEREFORE I DO EXIST. Think it over and that river will also pass by. Have a nice day
KEYARTAX DT 20/09/09

Monday, September 14, 2009

SLUMDOG MILLIONNAIRE

14th sept 2009
Today I saw SLUMDOG MILLIONNAIRE eight Oscar award winner film. I received it in two diabolic situations.
One the film has been well taken and wonders how the film units stepped into such slum areas and shoot the film? The dedication of the work seen in depth. No doubt it got the Oscar.
The way the kids drive themselves into the treacherous world of growth was nicely felt with tears in my eyes. It’s crude. An innocent plant is being crushed by the power, money, hatred, unkind cut and vagaries of the society. They cheerfully endure and grow but the pain is strong and builds into their skin to change into revolution. The greedy persons, the police and the cross section of the elite society exploit them for the vested interests. MAY BE THE PRODUCERS ALSO?
Second, the foreigners always depict the harsh side of our society and find pleasure in exposition! India is different. However it’s our own men for a few dollars more allow greater exposure by fawning and creeding (Poem village teacher)
Three, even the Oscar is wantonly perhaps given to such film to scoff or look down on our country? There are better films elevating the civilization of the country and its culture yet not even recognized for other country entries, why?
It was a mixed feeling. Our religion is exploited basically by 40% exploiting GOD in robes and the other 40% exploit the same as against GOD and the rest suffer silently under the NORM of KARMA. May be
A R Rahman and Rasul Pookkutty could have brought out a fine gesture had they declined the Oscars?!
There are more things on heaven and earth Horatio-Shakespeare

Sunday, July 26, 2009

saibaba quote

God
spirituality, enlightenment,
There is a temple in this state, Maharashtra. It is a temple of Krishna, and a strange story is connected with the temple because the statue of Krishna -- in Maharashtra he is called Bitthal -- is standing on a brick. Strange, because nowhere in any temple is any god standing on a brick.

The story is that one beautiful man, enjoying life, every bit in its totality, was so contented and so fulfilled that Krishna decided to appear before him. Ordinarily there are people who are singing and dancing their whole life, "Hare Krishna, Hare Rama" and neither Rama appears nor Krishna appears -- nobody appears. And this man was not bothering about Krishna or Rama or anybody. He was simply living his life, but living it the way it should be lived -- with love, with heart, with beauty, with music, with poetry. His life was in itself a blessing, and Krishna has to decide that "This man needs a visit from me."

You see the story -- the man is not at all thinking of Krishna -- but Krishna, on his own part, feels that this man deserves a visit. He goes in the middle of the night, not to create any trouble in the whole town. He finds the door open and he goes in.

The man's mother is very sick, and he is massaging her feet. Krishna comes behind him and says, "I am Krishna and I have come to give you an audience, a DARSHANA."
The man said, "This is not the right time; I am massaging my mother's feet."

Meanwhile, just by his side there was a brick; he pushed the brick back -- he did not even look back to see who this Krishna is -- he pushed the brick and told him to stand on it, and that when he is finished with his work he will see him. But he was so much absorbed in massaging the mother's feet -- who was almost dying -- that the whole night passed, and Krishna remained standing there. He said, "This is a strange stupidity. People are singing their whole life, `Hare Krishna, Hare Rama' and I never go there. And I have come here and this fool has not even looked back, has not even said to me, `Sit down' but tells me to stand on the brick!"

And then it was getting light, the sun was rising, and Krishna became afraid, because people would be coming in. The road was just by the side of the house, and the door was open -- and if they saw him standing there, soon there would be trouble, great crowds would come. So he disappeared, leaving just a stone statue of himself on the brick.
When the mother went to sleep, then the man turned and said, "Who is the fellow who was disturbing me in the night?"

And he found just a statue of Krishna. The whole village gathered -- this was a miracle, what had happened? He told the whole story. They said, "You are a strange fellow. Krishna himself had come, and you are such a fool! You could have at least told him to sit down, offered him something to eat, something to drink. He was a guest." The man said, "At that time there was nothing by my side except this brick. And whenever I am doing something, I do it with totality. I don't want any interference. If he is so much interested in being seen, he can come again, there is no hurry."

That statue remains in the temple of Bitthal, still standing on a brick. But the man was really a great man -- not bothering about rewards or anything, absorbed so fully in every action that the action itself becomes the reward. And even if God comes, the reward that is coming out of the totality of action is bigger than God.

Nobody has interpreted the story the way I am interpreting it, but you can see that any other interpretation is nonsense.

So just forget about spirituality, enlightenment, God -- they will take care of themselves. That is their business. They are sitting there without customers.
You need not worry; you do the best you can do with life -- that is your test, that is your worship, that is your religion. And everything else will follow on its own accord.
Osho
Beyond Enlightenment
"Vitthala"
The word "Vitthala" is said to be derived from the Marathi word "Vit", meaning "brick". Vitthala is one of the manifestations of Krishna (Vishnu). The prescribed iconogaphy of the lord of Pandharapur stipulates that he be shown as standing upon a brick; this is connected to an important and the serious devotee Pundalik connected with the deity.

Seeing this outmost devotion of Pundalik to his parents , Lord Vishnu was very pleased. God was so happy with him that He wanted to bless Pundalik immediately, so he left from Vaikuntha (Lord Vishnu’s abode) for bhoolok (Earth)and Pundalik’s ashram.

Lord knocked Pundalik’s door. At that time Pundalik was serving his parents food and was busy. Pundalik heard the door knock and realized it was God who had come to see him. But such was his devotion to his parents, he wanted to complete his duties and only then attend to the visitor, irrespective of whether it was even God at his doorstep. Pundalik threw a brick outside for God to stand on and wait for him until he finishes attending to his parents.

Seeing this devotion & commitment to his parents he was extremely impressed. And the ever-loving God waited for his devotee. When Pundalik came out and begged God's pardon, Lord Vishnu replied that far from being displeased, he was pleased with his love for his parents and granted a boon to him. Pundalik requested God to stay back on Earth and bless all his numerous devotees. Lord agreed to stay back as Vithoba(Vitthala), or God who stood upon a brick. Along with Vithoba, Rakhumai (Mother Rukmini) is also worshipped.

A temple was built at the place where Lord Vishnu stood on the brick.


PANDHARPUR - VITTHAL


This Pundalik or Pundarik was in early years a self centred man given to the pursuit of pleasure. He neglected his duties towards his parents, both of whom were old and ailing and bestowed all his attention on his attractive Pundalsk and his wife feasted on delicious food while father and mother nearly starved. Once the asked Pundalik to take them to Kashi for a pilgrimage but the son instead of helping them sent them off with insulting abuse. The two proceeded on foot to Kashi.The god was greatly pleased to see the great change that had come about in Pundalik and decided to meet him.
Once while Pundalik was massaging his father's feet, the great Shri Krishna appeared in the door of the ashram. His arms were resting on the hips as when he was standing in front of Rukmini. His presence went unnoticed at first as Pundalik was thoroughly engrossed in his task.
However, he could not long ignore the bright rays of light that emanated from the god's body. He turned back to see what washappening and found to his great delight that at last God had come to meet him. But the god had to wait till Pundalik's duty was over and hence Pundalik threw a brick that was lying nearby as an ‘asana' to the divine guest. The brick still forms the asana of the god. When his father was asleep Pundalik got up to welcome the god who offered any boons the man might care to ask for. Pundalik asked for nothing more and nothing less than the eternal presence of the god at the spot where he was standing. And thus there he is, the Vitthal or Vishnu or Krishna, still standing on the brick Pundalik had offered him!

MY THOUGHT
(WHEN GOD STANDS ON BRICK FOR A KARMA YOGI, WHERE GURU STANDS?)

Monday, July 20, 2009

Which Am I?

This one is from my friend
Which Am I?
~ Author unknown to me
A young woman wept to her mother and told her about life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as one problem was solved, a new one arose.
Her mother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Soon the pots came to a boil. In the first she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs and in the last she placed ground coffee beans. She let them sit and boil without saying a word.
In about twenty minutes, she turned off the burners. She fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. She pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl. Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in another bowl. Turning to her daughter, she asked, "Tell me, what do you see?"
"Carrots, eggs and coffee," the daughter replied.
Her mother brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and noticed that they were soft.
The mother then asked the daughter to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard boiled egg.
Finally, the mother asked the daughter to sip the coffee. The daughter smiled as she tasted its rich aroma.
The daughter then asked, "What does it mean, Mother?"
Her mother explained that each of these objects had faced the same adversity - boiling water. Each reacted differently. The carrot went in strong, hard and unrelenting. However, after being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak. The egg had been fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid interior, but after sitting through the boiling water, its inside became hardened. The ground coffee beans were unique, however. After they were in the boiling water, they had changed the water.
"Which are you?" she asked her daughter. "When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?"
Think of this... Which am I?
Am I the carrot that seems strong, but with pain and adversity, do I become soft and lose my strength?
Am I the egg that starts with a malleable heart, but changes with the heat? Did I have a fluid spirit, but after a death, a breakup, a financial hardship or some other trial, have I become hardened and stiff? Does my shell look the same, but on the inside, am I bitter and tough with a stiff spirit and hardened heart?
Or am I like the coffee bean? The bean actually changes the hot water, the very circumstance that brings the pain. When the water gets hot, it releases the fragrance and flavor. If you are like the bean, when things are at their worst, you get better and change the situation around you.
When the hour is the darkest and trials are their greatest, do you elevate yourself to another level? How do you handle adversity?
Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?
"It takes a real storm in the average person's life to make him realize how much worrying he has done over the squalls."
This one my thought over the matter Loud thinking
~ Heartland Advisor

Dear all An excellent pep up another story which is easy to preach but hard to follow. For every action there is a different reaction. All scientific theories are acceptable subject to a condition, stipulation to get the QED. LOKO BINNA RUCHI (The world has different tastes). DNA and POORVA KARMA carve the life WITH HIS GRACE. This is advaitha. In other words THE SET CONDITIONS SHALL ACTIVATE ANY THING TO GET THE DESIRED RESULTS. All can travel, are entitled to travel, take a route, however it’s not necessary that even if the right path is taken, shall reach the destination to get the fruition. PEP UP BOOKS AND TALKS ARE ONLY TO KEEP MINDS CHEERFUL FOR THA MOMMENT AND DRIVE THEM TO TRAVEL AT THE RIGHT PATH; HOWEVER THERE ARE GIVEN CONDITIONS WHICH EVEN INE DOES NOT UNDERSTAND STILL TAKES AT THE TIDES FOR SUCCESS. So also here, YOU HAVE TO BE A COFEEBEAN AND NOT CARROT, AND AT THE SAME TIME COFFEE BEAN AND THE CARROT ARE NATURES PRODUCT ACCORDING TO DNA and other factors. Everyone can try to change from carrot to coffee bean but the name of the carrot is carrot and that of Coffee bean is that. The real pep up talk was given by Lord Krishna " KARMANYE VADI KARSATE MA PALESHU KATHACHANA" WHEN there is an understanding of what am I and that factor is highly valuable viz coffee bean and carrot have their own values to reach tha path of success in their own way. That success is when doing a thing without any expectations Can anyone do it?
THERE ARE MORE AND MORE THINGS ON HEAVEN AND EARTH HORATIO
SHAKESPEARE DT 20TH July 2009

Monday, July 13, 2009

WHO IS A GURU

९१) ॐ गुरवे नमः
I bow to shrI shankara who is our teacher. guru means one who
dispels ignorance. "gu" means darkness or ignorance and "ru" is one
who dispels it.

Some scriptures and gurus have warned against false teachers, and have recommended that the spiritual seeker test the guru before accepting him. Some have given criteria on how to distinguish false from genuine ones:
• The Maitrayaniya Upanishad warns against false teachers who may deceive the naive.[23]
• The Kula-Arnava-Tantra states that there are many gurus who may rob the disciple's wealth but few who can remove the disciple's afflictions.[23]
Swami Vivekananda said that there are many incompetent gurus, and that a true guru should understand the spirit of the scriptures, have a pure character and be free from sin, and should be selfless, without desire for money and fame.[24]
Mirinalini Mata, a direct disciple of Yogananda, said that a true guru should be humble (Self-Realization Fellowship 1978, Cassette No 2402)

Monday, July 6, 2009

YADUMAGI NINRAI-SARVAM VISHNUMAYAM JAGAT

ALL THE RIGHTIOUS AND LAW ABIDING ARE IN THE MIDDLE LEVEL,WHO HAD TO PAY LOT OF TAXES,CANNOT BEG ,BORROW OR STEAL; BOTTOM VOTES ARE UNOUCHABLES WHO KEEPS THE MINISTER BY ELECTION THREAT; TOP NEITHER PAY TAX NOR COMPLY BUT REGULARLY SHARE THE BOOTY WITH THE HELPERS AT POLITICS,EXECUTIVE AND JUDICIARY; TOP GOVT EXECUTIVES AND JUDICIARY KEEP THEIR INCOME LEVEL HIGH BY PAY COMMISSIONS; POLITICIANS NEED NOT BE DISCUSSED; BALNCE 20% ARE WRITING THESE KIND OF BLOGS FOR THE 20% WHICH GOES UNHEEDED;
WHO WOULD CARE FOR BOTTOM SINCE THEY DONT DESERVE AND DO NOT CARE TO RECIPROCATE 70%,EXCEPT ONCE IN 5 YEARS; LIVE AND LET LIVE FOR 10%; GDP FOR WHOM? STATISTICS LYING AND 90% DONT KNOW AND DONT WANT TO KN OW; 10% THINK WHY SHOULD THEY KNOW; ARTHA SASTRA IS ONLY THE OBJECTIVE OF 10%; LIPS SHALL SPEAK ABOUT PRAYERS, PATRIOTISM,MORALITY, HARDWORK, DEVELOPEMENT ETC SO THAT THE 20 % WILL DO THE NEEDFUL TO SATISFY THE 10% AND 70%; WILL PAY TAX FOR THE EXPENSES OF 10 & 70; BE PATRIOTIC AND WORK HARD; BE GULLIBLE WAITING FOR MAHATMA;
MEDIA WILL DO THAT, EDUCATION WILL DO THAT,VESTED INTEREST WILL DO IT, TO TALK TALL BUT PRACTICE HYPOCRACY; PEP TALKS ARE FOR MONEY; PROJECTS AND TAX LENIENCES ARE ONLY FOR MONEY; ALL RELIGION AND SANYASIS WILL DEVELOP THEIR WEALTH AT THE COST OF SINNERS!; BOOKS WOULD TEMPT YOUTHS AS BAIT FOR TO-BECOME -FALLEN ANGELS; WOMEN WILL BE PRAISED A LOT AND PRESERTVE THEM FOR BIRTH-NATURE; WOMEN WILL PRACTICE RICHNESS IN SHORT FABRICS AND SKIN WASTE MATERIALS;LONG LIVE BUDJET!
ITS NOT PESSIMISM BUT CALL FOR AWAKENING,DO ANY ONE HEAR?

Friday, April 10, 2009

STRANGE THOUGHTS

There was acclaim and praise on the article, CONCEPT OF DHARMA AND TRUTH. This is not my writing wholly, but extracts from the book of Sri Dayananda saraswathy and this book was written by him in 1933, 13 years before I was born. The crux of veda a way of life was not written so simply by any one else, including Dr Radhakrishnan and Aurabindo.
How ever, I am also considering whether living like this, AS A SOFT CREATURE LOOKING AT THE GODLINESS LIKE SATHAGA PARAVAI (a bird waiting for rain drops) is also worth, (even sai preaches similar dharama) when/where "such living" is not a success on this earth, and no one knows whether its successful in the other world.
On the contrary, the "other category" ( who does not bother about dharma-living) torments us but live happily for ever(some one whispers they do suffer and dont sleep properly)-(butsoft creatures equally suffer) . I used to say to mom, good daughter in law ,in sai vedio, suffers and mother in law looks like Idumbi enjoys insulting the daughter in law and in -laws. Sai says , good people live well but bad suffer a lot. When? After all the committed tortures, if sombody dies of cancer at age 60, what is the loss for the torturer and the torturer in tha next life born as an Ass, will never know about it.
On the contrary, Dharma and Adharma, are well defined as a changing paths from day to day; Krishna says that you have to fight Adharma as a shatrian and lead dharmic life as a brahmin,earn enough with right attitude as a Vysya. Dharma is never said as only this but said as the path good people tread. 579 AD dharma may be different in 2009 yet dharma shall bring to one and all happiness and shall not hurt any one. If dharma has to be taught properly, to adharmans, and it shall hurt but shall bring happiness in the surroundings, then that is the concept of dharma and that is veda. Adi sankara's ViVeka choodamani, Dialogue between Yama and Nachiketha, discussion in front of the poisoned pool between Dharma and dharmam in Mahabharatha, Kenopanishad, gita are all thoughts of understanding the way of life and dharma.
People are uni-mimded and are afraid to even express openly for the fear of exclusions and richness; they fawn and creed. Hence ADHARMA is thought to be right in KAliyuga. The joke part of it its just 5000 year old since kaliyuga was ushered in and has to go 1,44,000 years for the end. We all will be there born again and again to witness.
But a question? who is born again? The dead body, NO? The Atman,who was/is/will be not involved in the actions of us, but remain a witness. ? So how the balance sheet of dharma nad adharma would affect the atman? That body which was/is reborn which is innocent and not concerned with episodes of earlier JAnmas, alone would suffer? STRANGE THOUGHTS.

TRUTH, DHARMA

CONCEPT OF TRUTH, DHARMA AND LIFE
BY DAYANANDA SARASWATHY
WHAT I CHERISHED MAY BE DONE BY ALL

Yajurveda XIX, 30 says that man knows the truth when he possesses a desire to know the truth and to act truthfully. One should have faith in truth alone but never in untruth.
A man who acts truthfully obtains high worth. By becoming worthy he obtains high rank by means of good qualities and becomes universally respected and successful. This his reward. It can be achieved by means of good qualities and actions only.
By observing virtuous vows such as Brahmacharya he gains respect in his as well as in others; estimation. This creates an abiding faith in truthful conduct, for, truthful conduct alone is the source of respect. When this faith goes on constantly increasing, man by its means ultimately attains God and emancipation.
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Hence a man should always cultivate faith and enthusiasm for the acquisition of truth.
The following verses of the Atharvaveda reveal the characteristics of Dharma.
'God had made men the possessors of volition, exertion, energy and righteous (Dharmie) conduct. They should, therefore, become wise by studying the Vedas and by acquiring knowledge of God. They should always seek the protection of God and depend on strenuous action.
'May all men be endowed with truth which is incalculated in the Vedas and Shastras, which is free from error and stands the tests of direct cognition, etc. Let them make supreme efforts to cover themselves with highest glory resplendent with the light of right conduct and auspicious qualities, and having the resources of a universal empire at it service. May the e masters of fair renown for the acquisition of noble qualities and truthful conduct and may they shed its luster on all sides.
'May all me find their fullest contentment in their own property and in their good qualities
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and may they do good to all beings. May they have firm faith in truth in every way. May the protect others and be themselves protected by the true teachings of honest and trustworthy learned men. May the obtain place of honor before the all pervading God and in activities of universal utility, such as Ashvamedha, in the knowledge of physical sciences and skilful performance of arts. God ordains men to impress this on their minds that they are here in this world for the performance of good works which may be beneficial to all, up to the time of their death.'

'Let all their activities follow the dictates of justice. Let them show courage, fearlessness and fortitude in acting truthfully. Let them be not elated with joy at gain and pleasure and dejected with sorrow at loss and pain in which they may find themselves involved for the time being. They should, on the other hand, try their best to alleviate their suffering and should bear it with resignation. Let them root out the diseases of the body and the mind and render their limbs strong and their intellects firm and acquire strength requisite
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for the performance of redoubtable deeds by obeying the good rules of Brahmacharya, etc. Let them acquire learning and education and let their speech be truthful and sweet and possessed of similar good qualities. Let hem keep maas (mind) and the five organs of cognition and five organs of action, tongue, etc. constantly engaged in the pursuit of true Dharma and away from sinful acts. [Here the word vak - tongue, is used as a generic term for the organs of actions].
Let them spend their best energies in acquiring glories of imperial rule. This alone is the Dharma promulgated by the Vedas, based on justice, free from partiality and bias, associated with truthful conduct and universally beneficial. All men should follow it always. What has gone before as well as what comes after is an exposition of this very Dharma. God has revealed the Dharma in these and the following verses for the good of all mankind.
'The special qualifications of a Brahmana, viz., the acquisition of the highest learning, qualities and actions and the dissemination of virtuous, etc., should always be given
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scope to develop themselves and the special virtues of a Kshatriya such as learning, skill, courage, fortitude and valor should have always room to grow. Let the assembly of good men always make the empire full of happiness and auspicious virtues by making good laws for it.
The Vaishyas, i.e., the merchants, should have free access to all quarters of the globe and should be afforded every protection so that they may increase the wealth by means of trade and commerce. Let noble qualities shine forth and let a pure desire for virtuous traits of character be cultivated. Let men achieve fair renown. Let there be proper permanent arrangements for the teaching, learning and diffusion of true knowledge.
Men should have a desire to acquire, what they do not possess, by just means, should protect and preserve and improve and increase what they possess and , lastly, should spend their riches in righteous actions. In this fourfold way they should always strive to increase their wealth and provisions and happiness.
'Men should prolong their lives and become physically strong by leading a chaste life,
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observing the salutary laws of food and dress and thoroughly obeying the good rules of Brahmacharya. They should preserve beauty of their persons by not giving themselves up to incontinence and unrestrained gratification of the sense. They should establish a fair reputation for themselves by means of doing

righteous acts so that (their example) may add to the zeal of others in their performance.
Let what they recite or hear being recited, be always for glorifying the name of God or for the acquisition of Godlike qualities and let them make themselves endowed with good renown. By means of Pranayama, i.e., control of breath they should strengthen and purify Prana i.e., in-breathing or the air which is drawn into the body from outside, and Apana, i.e., out-breathing or the air which is breathed out of the body.
By residing in a healthy place and by the forcible ejection and the withholding of the breath they should acquire strength of body and mind. They should thoroughly know the ocular, aural and inferential and other proofs and with their help should acquire correct and complete knowledge.
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'Men should use liquids such as water, etc. and juices such as milk, ghee, etc. after purifying them thoroughly according to the rules of medical science. They should eat, cooked and uncooked edibles, after purifying and dressing them.
They should always worship God and should always speak the truth that has stood the test of the proofs, the direction cognition etc., exactly as it exists in their consciousness; and should always believe the same.
They should offer adoration to God and perform universally beneficial Yajnas and with proper care and energy should apply their minds, words and acts, to the collection of materials necessary for the completion of both.
The should properly educate, train and provide for the comforts of their children and the (subjects of the) empire. They should also train their domestic animals - the elephants, horses, etc. [The frequent use of the conjunction 'and' - Cha - in these verses signifies that men
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should acquire such other good qualities also as have not been specifically enumerate above].
We shall now give some extracts from the Taittiriya Shiksha bearing on the subject of Dharma. All men should always act according to the essential requirements of Dharma as explained therein. They are briefly as follows:
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To know a thing as it is, to act truthfully, to bring into practice the essential features of knowledge and Dharma such as rita (morals, divine worship as they are in reality), to restrain the senses from unrighteous conduct and to always employ them in righteous acts; never to let a desire to act unrighteously enter the mind, to utilize the Vedas and Shastras and the things of the world such as fire, etc., for the purpose of the spiritual and the practical sciences so that one may be able to do good to others. To always secure the happiness of all beings by purifying the atmosphere and the rain water by means of regularly performing the Yajna from the daily homa to the Ashvamedha; to arrive at pure truth and to remove doubts by associating with and serving righteous and pious men possessed of perfect and profound erudition, to obtain proficiency in human sciences such as the science

of Government, etc.
To beget children in accordance with Dharma, to bring them up in true Dharma, to educate them and to make them cultured; to conserve virile powers and to have sexual intercourse at the proper time (ritu)
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according to the rules of Putreshti; to provide for the safety of the children in the womb and at the time of their birth and to make their bodies and minds grow and develop.
The opinion of the Acharya Rathitara is that a man ought always to speak the truth. The Acharya Pauraushishthi lays down that a man should always act in accordance with dictates of true knowledge and Dharma by observing the rules such as rita (divine worship, moral behests, etc.)
The Acharya Nako Maudgilya, however, holds that the noblest act is to study and teach the Vedas, that there is no other work of Dharma among men better than this and that it is the highest religious exercise.
The preceptor on the conclusion of his disciple's study of the Vedas should instruct him in the Dharma in the following words:-
"O disciple! Always speak the truth, follow the Dharma whose distinguishing mark is veracity. Never forsake the reading and the teaching of the Shastras. Serve your teacher and procreate children. Acquire proficiency in true Dharma and maintain and enhance your
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prosperity and glory. You should always acquire knowledge from the learned (the devas) and the wise (the pitris) and should always serve them. Render loving service to your mother, father, preceptor and holy guests. Do not forsake it through carelessness and laziness."
The mothers, etc., should address their sons as follows:-
"O sons! Follow us in our good works only, but never follow usif we happen to commit sinful acts. Associate with those persons only among us who may be learned and possess knowledge of God. You should always have faith in what they say, but never trust the words of others.
Men should always make a gift of such objects as learning, etc., with love without love, with grace, with modesty, moved by fear or for redeeming their promise. To make a gift is far better than to receive it from others. O disciples! If ever you be troubled with a doubt in respect of an act or a line of conduct you should approach the learning who know God, are free from bias and yogins
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who keep aloof from adharma, possess learning and other good qualities and have a love of Dharma. Get a solution (of your doubts) from them and act accordingly. You should travel by the road which is trodden by them. We implant this teaching, this advice, in your heart.

This is the inner teaching of the Vedas. All men should give this exhortation (to their sons and disciples.) The worship of God who is all existence, all consciousness and all bliss should be performed with the greatest faith and devotion, but should be preceded by such conduct as has been mentioned above. There is no other way to worship Him." Taittiriya Aranyanka VII9. 11.
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Now we describe the characteristics of the Tapas:- "Ritam, i.e., Tat-tvam (that-ness), the worship of Brahma and knowledge of a thing as it is in reality; Satyam, i.e., truthful speech and conduct; Shrutam, i.e., the learning and the teaching of all arts and sciences; Shantam i.e. the keeping aloof of the mind from Adharma and the fixing of it on Dharma, peace of
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mind; Damah, i.e., to rstrain the senses from Adharma and to employ them in Dharma; Shamah, i.e. to keep the mind back from Adharma and to concentrate in on Dharma; Danam, i.e., to always make a gift of true knowledge and Yajnam, i.e., the performance of the Yajnas described above. The word tapas signifies all these and nothing else." Taittiriya Aranyaka X.8.
"Also, O man! Believe that tapas is to worship God who pervades all regions. The opposite of this cannot be tapas. The distinctive mark of Dharma is no other than truthful speech and conduct, because through truth men attain to worldly happiness and to that uninterrupted bliss called moksha (emancipation) of good men is truthful conduct. Good men, therefore, always take delight in truth and tapas is, accordingly, to act according to the
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requirements of Dharma whose distinguishing features are ritam, etc. Brahma is also, the name given to the acquisition of learning by means of the due observance of the laws of Brahmacharya. The other portions of the above extract, vix., danam (gift) etc. also are to be construed in a similar manner.
The characteristic of the learned is mental activity. The True (God) makes the wind blow and the sun shine. Men attain to honor by means of truth and not otherwise." The words Manasa rishayah in the next mean vital airs, knowledge, etc. Taittiriya Aranyaka X. 62 & 63.
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"This Atman (God) is attained by means
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of truthfulness, right knowledge and constant Brahmacharya alone. The yatis, (those who possess self-control) whose imperfections have been destroyed, see Him - the pure effulgence residing within their body. God attained by the practice of the true Dharma, etc." The meaning of this Mantra is easy. Mundakopanishad III. 1.
"Truth realized in conduct ever conquers. Through it man always becomes victorious and through untruth i.e., action opposed to Dharma he comes to defeat. The Devayana i.e., the path of the learned, viz., the road of
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emancipation which is the giver of unending bliss is illumined and widened by
truthful conduct. By taking the road illumined by the performance of the true Dharma the sages obtain what they desire and arrive there where is the last abode of truth viz., Brahma and enjoy the bliss of emancipation for ever and ever which can not be gained otherwise. All should, therefore, act according to Dharma and forsake Adharma.' Mundakopanishat III.1.6.
"That alone is to be known as Dharma which has been enjoined to be performed by the Vedas and that which has been prohibited by God is Adharma having no substance in it (anartha). It ought to be given up, therefore, by men." Purva Mimansa. I.1.2.
"That alone is to be recognized as Dharma which leads to the desired happiness in this
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world and also to the highest bliss of emancipation. That which is opposed to it is Adharma." Vaisheshika I.1.2.
All these extracts are only an amplification (of the teachings) of the Vedas. God has thus preached the Dharma for the sake of all men in a great number of the Vedic Mantras. This is the only Dharma for all men. There is no second Dharma different

Thursday, April 9, 2009

TAGORE PROVOKES PEOPLE TO CHANGE

SOME ONE SENT TO ME AND I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE.IT REMINDS ME THAT THOSE WHO DO NOT SAY THAT THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMEN ON EARTH IS ,MY MOTHER, MY WIFE, MY SISTER, GO ROUND TO APPRECIATE PEAGENT SHOW. PEOPLE WHO DONT PRACTICE VIRTUE PREACHES PROFOUNDLY SASTRAS; PEOPLE WHO DONT RESPECT WOMEN CRIES FROM THE ROOF-TOP,ABOUT THE WOMENHOOD; PEOPLE WHO CRIES FOR THE INJUSTICE COMMITTED ON TEIR KITH AND KIN,FAILED TO UNDERSTAND WHAT A CRIME THEY COMMITTED,ON OTHERS WHOM THEY DISTANTLY KNOW. TAGORE AND TIRUVALLUAR AND BHAGAVAT GITA -ALL SY THE SAME THING. WHEN YOU POINT OUT ONE INDEX FINGER ON OTHERS, PLEASE BE REMINDED THAT THREE FINGERS ARE POINTING AT YOU.OHM SHANTI

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

3000 years old social suppression

3000 years old social suppression---
It was reported in the press that Mr. Gold of congress, spoke in support of reservation telling that it is necessary, because 3000 years suppression cannot be cured, over night.
Political leaders know, no history or politics or geography of the domain. Neither the people care to know about it, as long as they get money. Country is secondary to public as well as politician. Or else will all cry for Srilanka, when people in their country suffer more than that. It can be said universal brotherhood had they lamented about Tanzania, old china, Tibet or former Formosa or Guantanamo bay. No, their politics must earn something cash or asset. Why, a recent event @ Malaysia, reported abroad and you tube, was neither reported by news papers nor the Indian as well as Tamil politicians crying for Tamils. You Tube reported demolition of the Hindu Temple of 100 years old,
1. “YouTube - Hindu temple Demolish in Klang Oct 2007
Hindu temple demolished by Malay Authorities - As hundreds of thousands of Hindu devotees cried and even begged to stop, the Malaysian Authorities demolished a Hindu temple dedicated to Devi on Tuesday. The temple was more than hundred years old. According to reports, the Hindu devotees including the priests were forced to stop the prayers when the Malaysian Authorities brutally began to demolish the Malaimel Sri Selva Kaliamman Temple, situated in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, using bulldozers accompanied by police. Everybody was crying saying that how could a government do this brutality to a peace loving community.”
Now the suppression of 3000 years had not been researched by the great Historian, Late Sri Neelakanta Sastri K A, anywhere. Sanga Ilakkiams never speak anywhere one such. Even at the time of Islam and English entries, into our country and Tamil nadu, there were not coerced conversions due to poverty. Even as late as 1950s, people were appreciating the best life and respect in the society and the lowest economy. Then since when suppression came up and under whose hands? When Dravidian (so called) rulings, came in with reservations, suppression by the same community started and the blame was shouldered by 2% of the population community. The surprise elements are that the said suppressed preferred at the helm of affairs, only that 2% community and stated that, only that social sector would render justice, as they are God Fearing!!! The comic parody is only that sector, are the legal protectors for the politicians who brought the quota rule!!!! NEITHER THEPOLITICIAN NOR THE PUBLIC READ OUR PAST AND THE HISTORY AND ALWAYS SCAPE GOATES IS THE INTELLIGENCE (NOT CRAFTY).

Sunday, April 5, 2009

SIMPLE LIFE

SIMPLE LIFE
There was an editorial in Mangaiyar malar, a ladies Magazine, written by Ms Anusha Natarajan. She cited, the happiness of simple life, and said, Happiness is mind oriented. She had seen people buying bunglow, car, posh articles etc when in flying color and drowning in sorrow when the source disappeared or decreased.
One thing is sure. Everything is in mind and people refuse to look at it that way. In contrast, neighbors envy when on top and cherish with criticism when going down. Therefore, the unhappiness is mainly due to the rise and fall of the empire in front of others; they had fallen and the society will mock at them. It’s in the mind.
A question? Why we are here for such a long time, viz on earth?
1. To live to the heart’s content without hurting others and in a righteous ways.
2 To live in any manner as you like without principles and codes selfishly
3. To live taking all things in good strides with balanced mind practicing equanimity
4. To live for HIS GRACE and SALVATION and to proceed in that direction.
Of course, “Loco binna Ruchi” and each has his right to live. In the first category, he has no regrets, since he knows that he is flying and any down fall is his own. In the second category, HE WILL DEFINITELY NOT KNOW and he needs to know that “nanmaiyum theemaiyum pirar thara vaara”. The third one can sleep on double-cot or crunched mud, enjoying the good as well as bad times. Fourth one is simple and simply travelling in another plane. In short, “simple life” is objective and the levels differ as well the definition.
Simple life as meant in the magazine were to be practiced, even buying this magazine is a waste and against leading a simple life. The Grahasthas or samsari, has to work hard and raise the standard physically and mentally, within the accepted boundaries (ulagam pazhithadu ozhithu). There could be the other way too. Those persons climb faster and skids speedier. Even Gandhi the simple soul had problems. In all cases , leading a simple life does not require so many research findings thro varieties of media, and HE did not create species just for that, when ETHANAI KODI INBAM need not be created at all.
Simple life is undefined. Ambani may chat with his driver and staff, as though he is not the owner of multi millions. His driver shall live within his means without comparing him with Ambani. When the son of that driver, is earning in multiple dollars, and if the driver can afford a bungalow, then that is the simple life of that level. When the USA returns back the son, with little or no savings, going back to the early life is simple. Simple life is light and simple in thinking and enjoying the wealth rightfully (or even wrongfully) earned. Simple in mind sustains the happiness forever. Category 3 suffers and makes others suffer wi.th misery. Other categories know the wind and run along with thendral in their mind and heat in the surroundings.
Earthlings shall enjoy the gods’ bounty taking HIM along with, so that the variance is not felt. Simple life is undefined.
Thank you

Saturday, April 4, 2009

LESSONS OF SHAKATAPURAM

LESSONS OF SHAKATAPURAM
1. My family had an occasion to go to SHAKATAPURAM, a village, 28 kms from SRINGERI, in CHIKMAGALUR, MANGALORE DT, and KARNATAKA STATE, INDIA.
2. That place was supposed to be occupied by SRI VIDHYA PEETAM, HEADED BY SANKARACHARYA, COMING IN THE LINE OF ADI SANKARA, and HIS DISCIPLE THODAKACHARYA. Naturally I was eager to search the web site for the details of the Mutt, Geographical locations, parampara etc. However I was startled to know that virtually there was no INDEPENDENT INTERNET domain for the Mutt, however, some one narrated in the web-site about the ADISANKARA AND THODAGA CHARYA, joshi mutt etc yet the details were poor. I had an inkling of thought that why such an ancient Mutt, in the dynasty of BADRI ASHRAM, JOSHI MUTT(as spelt by “some one” who hosted a site)and ADI SANKARA -- had no self-created domain details.
3. As a matter of fact, I was given to understand that, the Said Swamiji, used to regularly visit Mumbai, Baroda etc often and collected sizable funds, for the Mutt. In one such sojourn, on account of an invitation to hold a function there, we were to attend it and the observations during the stay there are narrated hereunder.
4. I got down at UDUPI (see my blog about this place, somewhere below) , and proceeded to Shakatapuram (may be Shankatapuram also). It’s about 3 hrs from UDUPI by car. Incidentally, I felt that Karnataka did have more mutts, especially around chickamagalur, may be lands are available or allotted easily. In my IRS service I had noticed few politically strong mutts, building colleges and dwellings, for profit, yet running them as TRUSTS, as headed by Sanyasis, who underwent tax-raids under IT Laws. May be (with these flash back) when I saw the sprawling extensive land I was really amazed.
5. There were rooms built for visitors, in a 3 storied unfinished constructions, with below average facilities. Virtually your cell phone may not get the signals there, both ways. Even 10 kms away you may not find, aqua drinking water bottles, unless you may have to make a special arrangement. You are dependent for food and coffee and other sustenance, with a remote village style kitchen (don’t imagine HARYANA DHABAS). May be Kitchadi is major tiffen and coffee you may get (no doubt its coffee!) around 8 o clock, since Milk Has to reach there. Lunch is a kind of limited meal, and all that stuff, would cause, certainly, stomach problems. All around the places, inside the territory, the grounds are made of hard terrain pebbles scattered carpets (!). FOOT WALK is the only transportation mode and it’s painful unless your feet are strong. OFCOURSE BHAKTHI IS TOUGH AND BHAKTHAS SHALL BE TAUGHT TO FACE THE ORDEALS IN THE PROCESS OF REACHING THE DIVINE. Bhaktha can reduce his facilities and would require his savings for contributions to Mutt, under varied guise.
6. Now take a bare foot walk (even if you go by auto, still you may have to do more foot walk round and round, so forget about Auto), towards the TEMPLE, constructed by the Swamiji. A small Gopuram entrance (not ancient temple, just raised from 1998 only.) and walk on pebbles and climb up, on a stair case and descend down and walk again on pebbles. That staircase is architecture of a kind (like a Fort entrance).
7. When you walk further,400feet, you enter a platform and then into THE TEMPLE. The structure is like that of USA Indian temples. Three doors in a row and walkable thro, with Ganapathi as first, Krishna in second and Rajarajeswari in third. Kalasam in all the three (small) and not exposed to sky. The roof is covered with sheets and like USA temples its fully covered. It’s covered by low level pipe fencing, for Swamiji to walk around. A small Chariot for daily contribution by Bhakthas.There is back entrance for Swamiji to enter the temple from back and exit. The structure of Deity is so simple and plain, without any palatial architecture. Behind this building you can see THUNGA(BADRA) RIVER flowing.
8. Bhaktha cannot go by the back entrance and has to take a detour from the sides of the temple, on the pebbles terrain, to the back side, where Swamiji resides with Architectural, Poona hall, Golu Mantap, Sangeetha hall, simmasanam (Throne), etc. The majestic building of 2 storied and marble floored, of high architecture and value, Mahogany doors fitted with Brass carved knobs and bright metal hooks and sleeves, is the place where Swamiji stays and functions. The building is well secured and beautiful paintings and pillars, attractive silas (sculptures) and settings and effective princely and godly symbals, do reflect, the residence of a KING, which are not seen in any of the visitors block, Temple or administrative offices on the left of the Swamiji residence. I saw some of those flashes in Jaya samaraja Wadiyar Palace. I did not see such things even in Sringeri Peetam, which is supposed to be BHOGA PEETAM. In the south east direction Yaga sala is constructed with all types of YAGA KUNDAM (where different yagams are performed).
9. The Swamiji who was a student of Dharwad University, created and entered the thrown of Sree Vidya Peetam, and I think he is the first. Young sishyas and staff do not part with enough information about the Pontiffs seniors and elders who were there. There was One Ramachandra Theertha, who left that place leaving behind the Krishna sila and the place and thatched roof, in distressed financial conditions, and settled and died, at TAMBARAM, CHENNAI, TAMILNADU. Now this place in Tambar am is stated to be a branch. This mutt is supposed to have extensive lands, which were taken away by the Govt, under the LAND-CEILING ACTS and lost all revenues. The loose ends could not be fitted properly.
10. The present pontiff, self-proclaimed to the Peetam created in the name of Adi sankara around 1993; its also said he was a minor and so after the completion of the studies took over the mutt. The pontiff stays here only for 3 or 4 months around Mar-June and goes on tour to North mainly, all the other seasons. There are devotees in North India, Chennai and other places, who contribute to his call and that is what you see ,the developments of various structures around the place ,since 1998..
11. People travel far and wide to this place, enduring all difficulties and pour money, for various poojas, chariot running, varieties of homams (even for love success) and money is sought after from Bhakthas in all fronts, with the help of, the retired officials at the helm of affairs of administrations, including a chartered accountant I heard, whom I never met. Even a Lady is in the administration as she is the wife of another administrator, who all works zealously in raising funds.
12.. In India I heard there are 236 SANKARACHARYAS, apart from varieties of saffron and non-saffron clad entities, who has a sizable crowd behind them. Mainly WOMEN in India fall a prey without any thinking and build up the empire. The real Sanyasis like RAMANAR, MAHAPERIAVAL and so many get compared to the other side of certain category, which is unfortunate for MAHANUBAVULUS. Or else there cannot be 236 sankaracharyas, when ADI SANKARA created only four plus one mutt in India and there are disputes even among them. Even here, it is stated that the present incumbent is the descendant of Adi sankara and Thodakacharya, who left the Idol Krishna (which is the one inside temple?) and at the same time the magnitude of the parampara, is not to be seen anywhere, inside the Shakatapuram and the present incumbent holds the fort.
13. As a matter of fact, I found (whether accidental or incidental) that, at the Swamiji enter in Temple or Mantapam, sishyas welcome by proclaiming , (not as ,other ADI SANKARA MUTTS) in an unique style in Sanskrit, which give the true meaning of “WORSHIP’ and not IN A STYLE GIVING THE PARAMPARA direct descendant. Even the letter pad shows THE PLACE as BADRI in Sanskrit and BADARI in English. (Please note the variation). In other words, a new structure is coming up like any private individual temples, in India and the developments are neither renewal nor renovations. I remember often Paramacharyal telling that it’s better to renovate historical temples, rather than building new ones for History. Of course no one would listen to elders of Satya and Dharma in Kali yugam, as they never grant “boons” to the desires of the people. Those who do grant such boons and the grantee feels success, instantly becomes staunch follower and do create their tribe, unaware of the fact that, UNLESS WRITTEN NOTHING SHALL BE CREATED BY ANY ONE HERE.
14. I HAVE SAID TO SO MANYTHIS. If one were (like you and me) to sit somewhere and make hundred people come in queue, and every one were granted the boon they need by you in words and gestures, you will definitely get” ten disciples”, who in turn would procreate the tribe. I am not NASTHIKA but pure ASTHIKA, yet I feel that GURU is a rare personality and cannot one find him so easily, and tough as PAUL BRENTON DID FIND PARAMACHARYA AND RAMANA. People aspire for success without knowing that their destiny is already written and Prayers to lord would show them the way, rather than from running pillar to post. The good sanyasi, Guru, does not need anyone to follow and comes to Grahasthas for the need if any which is the duty of a SAMSARI to perform on true SANYASI. Adi Sankara came at the right time to a poor lady’s house for Bisksha, and granted a golden amla to her to redress her poverty and KANAKADHARA STOTRAM to the world. When do our people realize this? There is nothing wrong in trying to find out who is who but in that process one shall NEVER TO FALL A PREY.
15. Finally, in Shakatapuram, I gave couple of hundreds for which no receipts were issued. It was canvassed for a SUVASINI POOJA wishing to take my wife and 4 others in our team, which was agreed. Money was not spelt at the beginning, and was told that a Ram Nama book shall be filled and given (1100times in columns) and after that Friday Poojas, 5 suvasinis will be given inside the poojas room prasadams and they can participate in poojas. Later I was asked to give Rs 1100, for this Poojas which I gave. No receipt was given for cash payment. Except some flowers thrown at the ladies from gold plates thro Swamiji, nothing else was given. In Durga Temple Tirunelveli, for lesser cost, cotton sarees are given with other flowers etc. Let it be.
16. After an hour ,on 13th Friday 2009,when I went for receipt I was told that, since it’s a religious contribution, under the Income-tax act, it’s not possible to issue receipts and but for donations no receipts are issued to anyone. I was appraised about Income-tax, in length. Then I have to teach them Income tax law as a senior retired official of the dept of Finance. I have to tell them that what they are up to is incorrect. As a Trust, they have to issue receipt even for the contribution of one rupee and the the claim of exemption under the Income tax has got nothing to do with the issuance of receipt. After 24 hrs, the receipts were sent thro my team-mate and not given directly. May be they don’t like it and found a less obvious method to start the practice. However these incidents shall make one understand the way in which the functionaries are being conducted and may be the paradigm of trusts trailing over there require a close watch, by Bhakthas. Since were my understanding of the facts were right, being anew the trust if exist, may not be entitled for exemption u/s 10 or u/s 80 G ,of the IT Act at all. Hence they are not serious about it and followers as usual do not bother about it since, the reason is obvious, in India. Or else there may not be any necessity for advocacy to get receipts for purchase!
17. SHA (N) KATAPURAM visit was over and gave rich experiences of real religion from the rear guard. This is the personal experience and views of an Asthika for facts of life and there is nothing to hurt any feelings of any one and at the same time, it’s to cater to the attention and needs of basic concept of our religion and to show that there are no deity bigger than one at home and there are no deity bigger than your parents and love without desire of material facts would lead them to choose the best.
18. Thank you
ABHEESHTAM AKILAM DEHI, DEHI ME PARAMESWARI.
Om Shanti.

Monday, March 30, 2009

SARVE JANA SUKINO BHAVANTHU

SARVE JANA SUKINO BHAVANTHU

It was always a wonder ,right from my childhood, as to “why people both men and women, who are learned, who hail from a good family background, who learned / preached / practiced vedas and sasthras,Upanishads and epics, who are rich by HIS GRACE, who are in high positions, who have happiness to themselves- tortures, harasses, speak obnoxiously, seeks in pleasures in wounding other hearts, behave as though they knew too much etc etc and never allow the world at peace. Why?
When I was 7 year old I used to hear a lot shouts from men and women in my housing colony. A Hindi speaking lady whose husband was a senior executive, will keep on yelling at him for 2 hours till he goes to office. Why, when I was 9 years, my friend hit me hard for making him out in cricket and in turn my neighbor who was watching this belted him, I had pain but pain was there for that kid too---and next day we were going to school together. Such things do happen everywhere and all time and people who hit, abuse expect to find pleasure (do they?) and the affected victims crumble in-side.
Sigmund Fraud said its nothing but complex—inferiority complex. People never see inside themselves but always look around and compare. People do not like any one to be higher in measures, ranks, intelligence,work,sharpness, music, acting, dressed in neat fabrics, in color, in fashion, in beauty etc ,whether husband, sisters, brothers, friends, neighbors, office colleague, secretaries, servants, boss, doctors, lawyers, mothers –in-laws, ( have you ever heard a dispute between father-in-law and son-in-law?) ,businessmen ,and even vedic pundits! The envy, the inability to do, the basic possessiveness drive them to kill such people, in better level , in heart and deeds. In this aspect they fail to notice their own strength, their assets and their bright-side and lose their lives in comparisons and envy. They have one aim, “must crush the good “and in that process they lose their life and get crushed. The other always undoubtedly suffers but find a finer roots (routes also) in that process and get elevated. DO YOU REMEMBER 90-10 PRINCIPLE? REMEMBER 80-20 MBO? TWO LINES DRAWN ADJUCENT AND MAKE LIFE SMOOTH BY EXTENDING THEIR LINES BIGGER? However” such elements of compare and contrast”, make the world the hottest. In that process, they do appear to be vaingloriously victorious initially, and get sucked faster than their thoughts, perished forever. HISTORY SHOWS THEM ALL REPEATEDLY, BUT such-elements, DO NOT CARE.


That’s life. They are like sugar to our life -coffee; one thing you can take a lot of sugar, get energized, taking their deeds in positive attitude; take less sugar, and restrict the corbo- hydrates to show better health aptitude; or finally, ignore the sugar, and keep up the constitution stronger. By all means, once the nature of sugar is understood, you know ,to upkeep your health, physically and mentally strong and live refinery. In kids sugar makes them grow and hyper and so you can grow taking their attitude as publicity, Sugar has to be watched carefully, in the middle ages and youth, so also, watch them carefully, and build your growth on their edifice, using them as a stepping-stone-ladder and kick it out so they burn within themselves more. Sugar is dangerous after 50, so you have all the experiences drawn from them, as to how one should not be, so do climb up the peak and touch the APEX, and keep ignoring them.
AFTER ALL LORD KRISHNA DID HE NOT SAY IN BHAGAVAT GEETHA THAT HE IS THE POSITIVE AND THE NEGATIVE THINGS IN THE UNIVERSE? DO YOU THINK WORLD CAN BE ALIVE WITHOUT SUGAR? “GUNAS “ DO EXIST AND ‘”RAJAS AND THAMAS”” GUNAS TRY TO TORTURE THE “SATWA” AND “SATWA” KNOWS HOW TO USE THE SUGAR CAREFULLY ,OR ELSE HOW “SATWA GUNA” PEOPLE WILL BE HIGH-LIGHTED IN THIS WORLD? AFTER ALL, GOLD DOES NOT ATTRACT UNLESS ITS BEATEN AND BURNT, IS IT NOT?
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Thursday, March 5, 2009

UDUPI TEMPLES

Udupi and other Temples of Dakshina Kannada

Dakshina Kannada district in Karnataka on the west coast has some of the most famous temples. They include famous Krishna temple at Udupi, Mookambika temple at Kolur, Manjunatha temple at Dharmasthala, Subramanya temple at Kukke and Sringeri mutt.
Sri Krishna Mutt, Udupi (Tel. No:0820-2520598) : This is one of holiest pilgrimage centers in India established by Dwaita saint, Sri Madhwacahrya. The unique feature of this temple is that darshana of the lord can be had only thru' a window with nine holes called the Navagraha Kitiki. It is said that idol turned around to provide darshana to Kanakadasa. Only the swamiji are allowed to enter enter the garbha gruha.The presiding Swamiji worships Lord Krishna fourteen times a day. Afternoon and night poojas are elaborate and a treat to watch. View Video
Apart from establishing Krishna Mutt, Madwacharya started eight mutts (called ashta matas) and all the eight mutts can be found in Udupi. Paryaya is an important event in Udupi. Paryaya is a system in which the eight pontiffs of Udupi undertake the responsibility of worshipping Lord Krishna and manage the temple by turn for a fixed period of time. More details of the mutt and the Shrine can be read here .

Udupi Accommodation: Udipi is the ideal base for you to explore all the temples in Dakshina Kannada district. Pilgrims can stay at in various temple guest houses. Gita Bhavan guest house and Krishnapura guest houses are right behind the temple. Sri Bhuvaraha Guest house is opposite Sode mutt.
Kukke Subramanya Temple (Tel #: 0825- 281265) : Temple is situated in Kukke- a scenic village on the foots of Kumara Mountains. Lord Subramanya is the deity worshiped in the form of a Cobra (Sarpa). In the temple, Subramanya is enshrined seated on a peacock in the sanctum of this temple. Also enshrined here are images of Vasuki and Adi Sesha. Legend has it that Garuda, the mount of Vishnu was once chasing Vasuki, the king of snakes. Vasuki took refuge in Subramanya who offered protection to the snake from Garuda
Many devotees visit the temple if their horoscope has “sarpa dosha”. Famous cricketer, Sachin Tendulkar, visited this place to offer prayers as he was believed to be afflicted with Sarpa Dosha
Accommodation : Temple offers excellent accommodation including A/C guest houses. One can visit Dharmasthala in the morning and stay at Subramanya for the night. Regular buses ply between these two important shrines.
Trek to scenic Kumara Parvata is excellent and one of the important hiking trails.

Mookambika temple at Kollur (Tel #-08254-758488) :Goddess Mookambika is in the form of Jyotir-Linga incorporating both Shiva and Shakti. The swayambhu lingam in front of the image installed by Adi Sankara, has a golden rekha (line) approximately at the center, and is considered to be a Shiva-Shakti manifestation.

The Panchaloha image (five element mixed metal) of the Goddess on Shree Chakra is stated to have been consecrated by Adi Shankaracharya during his visit to this place.
You can visit Mookamika temple from Udupi via Kundapur. A trek to the peak of the Kudashadri peak and a hike to the Govinda Theertha waterfalls are noteworthy trips from Kollur. Pooja and other details are listed here

Dharmasthala Manjunatha Temple: Manjunatha (Shiva) is the deity of the temple. Dharmasthala literally means “Place of Dharma”. Dharmadhikari at Dharmasthala provides judgement to local disputes and hence the name. Dharmasthala is a miracle of paradoxes. Here different faiths co-exist in harmony. Dharmasthala is famous for its Anna seva - food is provided to lakhs of devotees everyday. Food is prepared in hygienic environment and using modern techniques
Dharmasthala is 100 Kms from Udupi . You can take a bus to Belthangaddi and then a Jeep to Dharmasthla. Temple has numerous guest houses where pilgrims can stay comfortably. Visit the official site for more details.
Sringeri Mutt (Tel #08265-250123) : Sringeri Mutt was established by renowned 8th century philosopher saint Sri Adi Shankara, the principal exponent of Advaita (non-dualism). The Divinity of Knowledge, Goddess Sharada, installed at Sringeri by Sri Adi Shankara, graces the Peetham as the presiding deity. It is said that Shankaracharya decided to establish peetam at Sringeri after he saw a rare sight of a hooded king cobra giving shade to a pregnant frog, thus saving it from the burning rays of the sun. Adi Sankara felt that the place had to remarkable if the worst of enemies help each other.
Sringeri is located amidst the Western Ghats in Chikamaglur district of Karnataka, heart of "Malandu", on the left bank of the river Tunga. The twelve pillars in the Vidyashankar temple, popularly known as Rashistambhas (zodiacal pillars) is a major attraction. . Symbols of the twelve divisions of the zodiac are engraved on hese pillars. It is said that the design of the pillars involved certain astro-nomical concepts – for example, the first rays of the rising sun fall on specific pillars with the zodiacal symbol on the pillar corresponding to the position of the sun.
There are many routes to reach Sringeri. If you reaching from Udupi or Mangalore, you need to reach Karkala and take the scenic route to reach Sringeri. There are overnight buses from Bangalore.
Daily Anna Dhanam is a significant feature of Sri Sharadha Peetam Sringeri..Every Devotee or Pilgrim who visits Sringeri is given bhojan. Temple offers Annaseva as well has clean comfortable rooms for accommodation. More details can be found here




Mantralaya

Mantralaya is one of the important pilgrimage centers in South India as it houses the original samadhi of the great Vaishnava saint Sri Raghavendra.
Sri Ragahavendra selected Mantralaya for his Jeeva Samadhi. Devotees visit Mantralaya to have the darshan of the Brindavan of Sri Raghavendra. The mutt is situated on the banks of river Tungabhadra in the state of Andhra Pradesh bordering Karnataka.
Reaching Mantralaya: It is easily accessible by train as it on the Chennai /Bangalore – Mumbai line. Almost all train stops at Mantralaya Road station which is just 12 Kms from the Mutt. For those coming from Mumbai, Mumbai – Chennai Express starting from Mumbai at 2 PM is most convenient as it reaches Mantralaya by 4 AM. Bangaloreans can reach Mantralaya by Udyan Express. KSTDC also runs a conducted tour covering Mantralaya and surrounding places. More details on reaching Mantralaya from various cities is available here.
Sevas at Mantralaya : For sevas, you need to make a booking at the temple office by 8 AM. Detailed list of sevas are available here. Most popular is the Sankalpa Seva. Details on Sankalpa seva can be read here. Aradhana at Mantralaya is very popular and numerous devotes reach Mantralaya at the time of Aradhana. Poorna Aradhana for the year 2007 is on 29th August.
Accommodation :Temple has several guest houses which are provided to devotees for nominal fee. You can find teh availability at central booking office at the road junction near the Mutt. Rooms are clean and well maintained and available for a nominal fee. Advance booking is possible for the newly constructed 100 rooms guest house and AC rooms. Details for advance booking
Temple also serves free meals as Prasadam to all devotees visiting Mantralaya
Near Mantralaya :
Panchamukhi temple near Mantralaya is a must visit. Autorickshaws ply between Mantralaya and Panchamukhi temple. Navabrindavana and Hampi are other destinations near Mantralaya

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why obama cant stop outsourcing

Why Obama can't stop outsourcing (from a friend)

The Indian information technology industry has reacted with a mix of hope and caution after President Barack Obama said last week that he will not allow US companies that send jobs away to enjoy his tax breaks.

Obama is presumably talking about industry-specific tax breaks, though the details are not clear yet. But it is clear to me that he cannot go very far.

For instance, the US plan can affect General Motors, which is getting government help. I know from experience that GM is doing advanced design for its next generation of automobiles using aviation-standard materials in Bangalore. Does Obama's budget mean that GM will stop using India as a base for innovation? How will GM keep a global edge?

Now, take Accenture, which many think is a US company. It is actually incorporated in Bermuda. Will a US-based retail company (like J.C. Penney, for instance), handing over IT work to Accenture suffer from Obama's moves? If it does, and rival IBM gets a deal that Accenture might have had, remember that IBM has tens of thousands of employees in India, doing work for US clients. The simple point is that US has itself led efforts in making the world economy in an inter-connected web. The nitty-gritty of crunching IT spending is going to be painful.

US firms have already lost the game of efficiency in automobiles to the Japanese and in overall manufacturing to the Chinese. In pharmaceuticals and services, Indian firms can shake the US in everything but blockbuster product development. If you take new products, IT and distributed global research and development are at the heart of whatever remains of Ameri-can capital efficiency, innovation and competitiveness.

In other words, US firms are no longer US firms, but effectively global firms. By doing harm to what Americans call outsourcing, Obama may be axing a branch he is sitting on. Which is why I see his speech as little more than symbolic post-election posturing. If the benefits of tax breaks are outweighed by the gains of outsourcing, US firms will do what makes more sense to them.
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THOUGHTS AL(L)O(W)U(E)D: (my view)
A GOOD THINKING, HOWEVER AMERICAN CULTURE IS TOTALLY DIFFERENT AS FOR AS THE GROWTH IS CONCERNED. THIS KIND OF MISERY IS NOT NEW TO THEM. “N” TIMES THEY FELL AND “N+1 TIMES THEY HAD ARISEN. FORD WENT DOWN, BUT JAPAN COULD SURVIVE ONLY BECAUSE OF THE HIGHER VEHICLES OWNERSHIP IN USA. JAPAN MANUFACTURES TO THE LAWS OF THIS COUNTRY AT LESSER COST THAN SOLD IN THE OTHER PART OF THE WORLD. MY CAR HUNDAI IS SOLD AT A LESSER PRICE THAN THE PRICE I PAID HERE AND ITS SOLD IN USA WITH ALL FACILITIES,AS REQUIRED IN THEIR LAW WHEREAS I PAID MORE FOR LESSER ONE OF WHICH NEITHER THE COUNTRY NOR THE PUBLIC STAKE A CLAIM.
USA MAKE CAR OR BUY THEIR STYLE OF CAR; IT THROWS OUT THE OUT SOURCING, YET MAY HARP ON SOMETHING ELSE TO ACJEVE FOR THEM; AS ON DATE THEY DICTATE AND WE DO, MEAN EVERY ONE IN THE WORLD; THEY FIGHT AND GO DOWN YET RISE UP, MAY BE THIS IS THE NTH TIME; OUT OF JEWS IT GAINES ALL BUT ISRAEL IS NOT AS POWERFUL AND SELF CONTENTED AS USA. I BLESS YOUR WISHFUL THINKING
K RAJARAM IRS (Retd)

women day

Girl - Mother - Grand Mother –
WAV!!! - Appreciate Her From a friend)
Tomorrow you may propose a working woman,
but you should marry with these facts
firmly grounded in your mind........
Here is a girl, who is as much educated as you are;
who is earning almost as much as you do;
One, who has dreams and aspirations just as you have
because she is as human as you are;
One, who has never entered the kitchen in her life
just like you or your Sister haven't,
as she was busy in studies and competing in a system
that gives no special concession to girls for their culinary achievements.
One, who has lived and loved her parents & brothers & sisters,
almost as much as you do for 20-25 years of her life;
One, who has bravely agreed to leave behind
all that, her home, people who love her,
to adopt your home, your family, your ways
and even your family name,
ie: A tree getting transplanted in a new soil after two decades.
One, who is somehow expected to be a master-chef from day #1, while you sleep
oblivious to her predicament in her new circumstances,
environment and that kitchen


One, who is expected to make tea, first thing in the morning
and cook ood at the end of the day,
even if she is as tired as you are, maybe more,
and yet never ever expected to complain;
to be a servant, a cook, a mother, a wife,
even if she doesn't want to; and is learning just like you are
as to what you want from her; and is clumsy and sloppy at times and
knows that you won't like it if she is too demanding,
or if she learns faster than you;
One, who has her own set of friends, and
that includes boys and even men at her workplace too,
those, who she knows from school days and
yet is willing to put all that on the back-burners
to avoid your irrational jealousy,
unnecessary competition and your inherent insecurities;
Yes, she can drink and dance just as well as you can,
but won't, simply because you won't like it,
even though you say otherwise
One, who can be late from work once in a while when deadlines,
just like yours, are to be met;
One who is to bear your legacy -
enter the motherhood with all pains to make it gains
so that you can proclaim to the world as a proud father,its heritage,
And after sometime enter into grand parenthood too.!!

One, who is doing her level best and
wants to make this most important relationship in her entire life a grand success,
if you just help her some and trust her;

One, who just wants one thing from you,
as you are the only one she knows in your entire house -
Your unstinted support, Your sensitivities and most importantly -
Your understanding, or love, if you may call it.

But not many guys understand this......
Please appreciate "HER" ==========
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OTHER SIDE OF THE COIN (myself)
Poet Subramanya Bharathi used a word which I had not seen anywhere viz “Pennil oru peezhaiyurukkudamma” Yes It is-
As women have the chores to perform as duties assigned to women, men have been assigned certain things to do. Women has to take care of her husband and the home in which others reside, preferably husband’s relations. On the contrary a good husband has to take care of his wife children and relatives, apart from securing the worldly wisdom thro non-chalant hard work which is more difficult than, as it would involve psychological clash, aberrations and diplomatic play. Wife plays the foot ball at home ground where winning or losing does not matter, yet it’s a game played. However men play in the open field and have to endure tough competition since so many plays the same style.
God created men and women, made for each other and no one on this earth is EQUAL in all respects. Equality is heartily given and reciprocated, but virtually, there is no equality. Equality is objective and better understanding of the mind keeps up the balance of the earth. Men and women have to respect each other. Even if women are asked to rest, they won’t as their nature and thought process is different. Women think thro the heart and men thro the mind. Women is emotional and men pragmatic. Given the circumstances, one cannot exist without the other and cannot exist individually, whatever their habits and education.
At the same time it has to be accepted that the women by nature have strong heart and willing to sustain and sacrifice to uplift her children which except “thayumanavar” style men (rarity), may find it difficult however god a man he may be. Her world is around her husband and children and for the sake of peace she would endure any extraneous torture, provided she can achieve. Now regarding working women of the present day, well, both have to share, yet fish learn to swim sooner or later, as that is its strength.
Only if men folk understand this and love them more, life is a blooming flower. Yet the same women have the capacity to far exceed neglecting the husband and the family when, women hood descends down to abysmal and world is in chaos. Women pay the price to cross the nature as well as men for allowing it to happen. Problem and the solution is one and the same person and choice is made to carry further. No doubt, women shall deserve the greatness and reciprocate the greatness in men.
Thank you K Rajaram IRS (Retd)