Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Like A Child, A Yogi Enjoys Eternal Happiness

Yunjannevam sadaatmaanam
yogee niyatamaanasaha
shaantim nirvaanaparamaam
matsamsthaam adhigacchati
Thus spoke Lord Sri Krishna in Bhagvadgeetha. Such a Yogi is always immersed in the pure state of self, being continuously engulfed in Brahman. Yoga means to be one with Parabrahman.  To be ever indulged in Him and being focused on is to be full of Satu Chitu Anand. For such a Yogi whose mind and heart are always dwelving in Satu, the experience is, everything is Brahman and nothing other than Brahman. The great Bhagavata & Jnani Saint Nammalwar exclaims:
“Unnum Shorum Paruhu Neerum Thinnum Vethilai Ellam Kannan”
- the food I eat, the water that flows and even the betel leaf I eat, are all nothing but Sri Krishna”. Sri Nammalwar sings and dances in ecstasy and tries to describe the Lord thus in his Tiruvaymoli - Dear father, how at all can I describe you in my poor words. Shall I say you are this very earth, this vast sky, the great oceans, the flying birds, the great sun, moon & fire or as one who has surpassed all these and grown beyond”.
What is the mental state of such a Jnani? How does he behave?  How to identify him? - are of some of the frequently asked questions, which can be answered thus.  A Jnani will be like a child.  He will be like the child which is innocently sleeping on the Banian leaf, on the waters of the Mahapralaya, suckling & enjoying the toe of his own feet.  The vedic utterance precisely explains the same status.  He will be like a child in its mother’s womb, in the 8th month of pregnancy, when he is blessed with the vision of Narayana, and thus totally immersed in Brahmananda.
The jnani will be like the great Sanaka, Sananda, Prahlada and Shuka.  Such a Yogi may also be like a mad man - infatuated person - infatuated in the Parandhama, Parabrahman.  In the eyes of this world, a jnani is nothing but a “totally mad” man. But actually the jnani will be in his - a condition beyond the comprehension of our mind.  His words are sometimes unintelligible, his actions non-decipherable; he drinks whatever he likes, eats whatever is unpalatable to a worldly person.  But in the eyes of other Jnanis, he is a well established in the higher divinity. Such a great celestial condition has been described by Purandaradasa in his devaranama - Huchhu Hidiyitu Enage”.
An established Yogi enjoys the eternal happiness just like a child or mad man and some times appearing to be both. This is the very condition, described by Sri Shankaracharya as “enjoys”. Such a jnani is a living witness for the vedic definition - Brahman is nothing but the highest truth, knowledge, boundless and happiness.  Such a Jnani is ever immersed in the divine light form of Sri Krishna, enjoying the divine sound of Pranava from his flute and being an embodiment of eternal happiness.
This article has been taken from the book A Torchlight in the Path of Salvation, Bhaja Govindam- Pray to Govinda by K V Varadaraja Iyengar

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Parliament Denies Seat For Hindus

Saturday, 14 December 2013 17:22 Last Updated on Saturday, 14 December 2013 20:36 Written by Saleha Sadat alt

The Lower House on Saturday rejected President Hamid Karzai's legislative order that created a seat for Hindus in Parliament. 
During Saturday's session, the order of President Karzai was taken for up discussion and a majority of the members considered it to be against the Constitution.
"President Karzai legislative order in regards to an assigned seat for Hindus was rejected with majority of votes" said Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi, Chairman of House of Representatives.
This marks the second time Karzai has had an order to create a hindu Parliament seat rejected.
House members argued seats are based on election, so alotting a chair for Hindus was aken to an appointment.
"House of Representatives seats are based on elections; it is the right of the people to choose their representatives," Herat MP Khalil Ahmad Shaheed said. "These seats can't be just given away."
Others were concerned witht he precedent such a move would set.
"We don't want to give this privilege to Hindus because there are many other minorities in Afghanistan, and if give it to Hindus, then we must give to all other minorities as well," Herat MP Munawar Shah Bahaduri said.
But there were other MPs who agreed with the legislative order and wanted a Hindu seaet.
"If Kochis are provided with 10 seats in election law, then Hindus should be assigned one seat as well," MP Ahmad Behzad said.
"We demand a seat for our Hindu countrymen, I think that minorities must not be excluded from political rights," Balkh MP Gulalai Noor Safi said.
At the moment, there are 249 seats in the House of Representatives. If President Karzai's legislative order was approved, there would be 250.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The untold story of Nelson Mandela and the Bhagavad Gita:

Photo: The untold story of Nelson Mandela & the Bhagavad Gita:

Courtesy-->Paramshreya Phillip T Rabe (

Hare Krishna. I thought you might like to know a little bit of the untold side of Nelson Mandela. He came several times to ISKCON's Ratha Yatra in South Africa while he was president of the nation.
The first time Bhakti Tirtha Swami met him, in the course of their conversation, Maharaja quoted a Gita verse. Half-way thru the verse, Mandela quoted the rest of it.

BT Swami was surprised. He asked "You know the Gita?"
Mandela said "Try me."
Every Gita verse Bhakti Tirtha Maharaja knew, Nelson knew as well.

Naturally, BT Swami asked "How is this?"
Nelson Mandela explained that he was imprisoned on Robbins Island along with some of his fellow leaders of their political party, the ANC.

One of them was an Indian-bodied lawyer. The South African government tried to break them by giving them mindless labor and routine.Realizing that they needed to keep their minds actively engaged, the Indian lawyer taught Nelson Mandela Gita verses which they quoted and discussed back and forth to transcend their daily drudgery.

Nelson Mandela told Bhakti Tirtha Maharaja that learning the Gita helped keep him sane and did much to infuse his view of the world and his strategies for bringing independence and a better future for the South African people.

Bhakti Chaitanya Maharaja, the GBC for South Africa adds: "When Mr. Mandela visited our temple the first time (he came several times thereafter as well) he, with dignity and humility bowed before Srila Prabhupada, and then asked (me) "How did he do it?", meaning how did Srila Prabhupada spread Krishna consciousness all overthe world.

We then had a brief discussion about how Srila Prabhupada gave Krishna consciousness to all nationalities and types of people, without discrimination, and Mr Mandela was deeply struck by this, and was very appreciative of Srila Prabhupada.


Hare Krishna. I thought you might like to know a little bit of the untold side of Nelson Mandela. He came several times to ISKCON's Ratha Yatra in South Africa while he was president of the nation.
The first time Bhakti Tirtha Swami met him, in the course of their conversation, Maharaja quoted a Gita verse. Half-way thru the verse, Mandela quoted the rest of it.

BT Swami was surprised. He asked "You know the Gita?"
Mandela said "Try me."
Every Gita verse Bhakti Tirtha Maharaja knew, Nelson knew as well.

Naturally, BT Swami asked "How is this?"
Nelson Mandela explained that he was imprisoned on Robbins Island along with some of his fellow leaders of their political party, the ANC.

One of them was an Indian-bodied lawyer. The South African government tried to break them by giving them mindless labor and routine.Realizing that they needed to keep their minds actively engaged, the Indian lawyer taught Nelson Mandela Gita verses which they quoted and discussed back and forth to transcend their daily drudgery.

Nelson Mandela told Bhakti Tirtha Maharaja that learning the Gita helped keep him sane and did much to infuse his view of the world and his strategies for bringing independence and a better future for the South African people.

Bhakti Chaitanya Maharaja, the GBC for South Africa adds: "When Mr. Mandela visited our temple the first time (he came several times thereafter as well) he, with dignity and humility bowed before Srila Prabhupada, and then asked (me) "How did he do it?", meaning how did Srila Prabhupada spread Krishna consciousness all overthe world.

We then had a brief discussion about how Srila Prabhupada gave Krishna consciousness to all nationalities and types of people, without discrimination, and Mr Mandela was deeply struck by this, and was very appreciative of Srila Prabhupada.

Courtesy-->Paramshreya Phillip T Rabe

Monday, November 25, 2013

Why the West Needs to Know More About Hinduism ?

Last month I had the pleasure of taking part in a panel discussion at the South Asian Literature Festival - which was held in the beautiful surroundings of the University of Westminster on London's Regent Street. The discussion, which was chaired by the author Sarwat Chadda, was on the theme of Revisiting Mythology. One of the questions we discussed was why Hindu mythology was not better known in the 'West'.
Sarwat said that he had been motivated to write books that centred on mythology (he is the author of the hugely popular 'Ash Mistry' series) because although he was fascinated by the Hindu myths when growing up, the only material he could find on them tended to be rather dry and instructional - at odds with the vivid nature of the stories. Sarwat's books are now helping to bring Hindu mythology to a wider audience. But why aren't these myths better known already?
I suspect that our education system and traditions bear some responsibility. In some quarters, there may be a reluctance to teach something unfamiliar (unfamiliar to the teachers as much as the children). There is perhaps a feeling that Hinduism is 'unusual', because it is pantheistic, has more than one god. That's understandable (if unreasonable), since the culture in Britain for centuries has reflected a monotheistic religion, Christianity, and a powerful church - powerful both socially and spiritually.
In my case, it was precisely this difference of Hinduism that appealed to me. My encounters with Hinduism on my travels in the Himalayas, and my later interest in the religion, reminded me that many societies have thought of 'gods' as sharing our world with us rather than living in a world 'above' us.
To encounter a different way of viewing the world is very refreshing. But the differences between world religions can also obscure their shared heritage. As the author Ashwin Sanghi wrote in his contribution to JJ Books' series of guest posts on illustration, the similarity between the names 'Brahma' and 'Abraham' point at this shared heritage - as do similarities between the myths themselves. Sarwat reported great success with introducing Hindu mythology to schoolchildren - which I can easily imagine.
Even according to the most conservative estimates, there are now over 800,000 Hindus who live in the UK - and around 1.5 million in the US. And stories related to Hinduism increasingly crop up in the news. Consider the recent controversy over teaching yoga in Californian schools, or the one over delays to laws ending caste discrimination in the UK. If we are going to have discussions like this within our societies, then we need to know more about what we are discussing.
There are plenty of reasons to be optimistic. Contemporary retellings or reinterpretations of Hindu myths are certainly becoming more popular. (Alongside Sarwat's books, the graphic novel Adi Parva by Amruta Patil is another good example.) Another positive development was the recent publication of the international edition of the 11-volume Encyclopedia of Hinduism - the product of 25 years of research by almost 1,000 scholars from India, the US and Europe. It suggests that there is a growing appetite for serious engagement with the religion.
Another member of the discussion panel was the novelist Sangeeta Bahadur, who believed that one reason Hindu myths are not as well known as they could be is that Hindus have been too touchy to let Hollywood play around with them on the big screen. It's true that since Hinduism is a living tradition, creative artists need to be sensitive to practising Hindus when they address their mythology. But equally, the fact that Hinduism is a living, breathing tradition also lends its myths a great deal of power.
Historically, there is a strong link between Britain and India. Unfortunately, in my view there are still sometimes lingering elements of 'imperial conceit' - that late nineteenth century mentality whereby the British considered themselves and their culture superior to others. Happily that tendency is now fading, and being replaced by a desire to understand the cultures of others on their own terms.
It's certainly high time that we in the West got to know Hinduism better. If your experience is anything like mine, you will find the learning process not so much an obligation, as a pleasure.

by john jackson
Courtesy:huffingtonpost dot co dot uk

How do we find truth through Hinduism, but not orthodoxy?

If these things do no satisfy me, what then do I seek? I seek a light that shall be new, yet old, the oldest indeed of all lights. I seek an authority that accepting, illuminating and reconciling all human truth, shall yet reject and get rid of by explaining it all mere human error. I seek a text and a Shastra that is not subject to interpolation, modification and replacement, that moth and white ant cannot destroy, that the earth cannot bury nor Time mutilate. I seek an asceticism that shall give me purity and deliverance from self and from ignorance without stultifying God and His universe. I seek a scepticism that shall question everything but shall have the patience to deny nothing that may possibly be true. I seek a rationalism not proceeding on the untenable supposition that all the centuries of man’s history except the nineteenth were centuries of folly and superstition, but bent on discovering truth instead of limiting inquiry by a new dogmatism, obscurantism and furious intolerance which it chooses to call common sense and enlightenment; I seek a materialism that shall recognise matter and use it without being its slave. I seek an occultism that shall bring out all its processes and proofs into the light of day, without mystery, without jugglery, without the old stupid call to humanity, “Be blind, O man, and see!” In short, I seek not science, not religion, not Theosophy, but Veda - the truth about Brahman, not only about His essentiality, but about His manifestation, not a lamp on the way to the forest, but a light and a guide to joy and action in the world, the truth which is beyond opinion, the knowledge which all thought strives after - yasmin vijnate sarvam vijnatam. I believe that Veda to be the foundation of the Sanatan Dharma; I believe it to be the concealed divinity within Hinduism, - but a veil has to be drawn aside, a curtain has to be lifted. I believe it to be knowable and discoverable. I believe the future of India and the world to depend on its discovery and on its application, not to the renunciation of life, but to life in the world and among men.
In these articles I shall not try to announce truth, but merely to inquire what are those things in Hinduism by following which we may arrive at the truth. I shall try to indicate some of my reasons - as far as within these limits it can be done - for my faith in my guides and the manner in which I think they should be followed. I am impelled to this labour by the necessity of turning the mind of young India to our true riches, our real source of power, purification and hope for the future and of safeguarding it in the course of its search both from false lights and from the raucous challenges and confident discouragements cast at us by the frail modern spirit of denial.
I write, not for the orthodox, nor for those who have discovered a new orthodoxy, Samaj or Panth, nor for the unbeliever; I write for those who acknowledge reason but do not identify reason with Western materialism; who are sceptics but not unbelievers; who, admitting the claims of modern thought, still believe in India, her mission and her gospel, her immortal life and her eternal rebirth.

Courtesy:newindianexpress dot com

Thursday, November 14, 2013

3 things that should Never be touched with foot - Chanakya Neeti

 According to Acharya Chanakya these are three things which should never be touched with foot

Acharya Chanakya says

Anal Vipr guru Dhenu puni, Kanya kuwari det
Balak ke aru vridh ke, Pag na Lagavahu Yet
1)fire is considered sacred to the god. That's why touching fire with foot is considered unlucky

2)Similarly, master, Brahmins and the sacred cow are also considered sacred. Touching any one of these with foot is believed to insult them.

3)Touching these seven things( fire, the spiritual master or a brahmana, a cow, a virgin, an old person or a child.) with foot even unknowingly is considered inauspicious

"Under no circumstances, it is fair to insult anyone."



Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Worlds Oldest Man -170 Years Old Hindu Saint Hanuman Das of Vrindavan in India

Mathurabihari Of this baba's name is Hanuman Das baba lives in vrindavan he is More then 170 years old while doing vrindavan parikrama HH Indradyumna Swami having blessing that baba was born in jhansi in India around 1850 and leaved his home and came to vridavan Became devotee. he founded a wonderful Gosala of 1000 where cows are being served there. his Mother was serving the queen of jhansi who died in 1857 at que team he was present.

Jahnava Nitai Das : Once I asked this Baba how old he was. He Replied he could not remember his age, but Recalled he was 12 years old When Jhansi Rani fought the British. You can deduce his age from that. He would be around 170 years old. Also he has grown a second set of teeth, que something happens to some people after 100 years. I have seen and heard of many other babas who grew second sets of teeth after 100 years.

Source : Internet

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Sikhs and Hindus left in Afghanistan face persecution

In recent years, some Afghan Hindus and Sikhs havemadetheirway backhome, at least temporarily because of financial pressures. AP File Photo.

Betwa Sharma, Nov 9, 2013
J K Sharma, a large Sikh man in a black turban, works out of a small room lined with jars and herbs in the ruined and dusty Shor Bazaar in Kabul. In a war-ravaged country where miracles are in short supply, Sharma makes a living as a magician, providing advice and talismans to Muslim Afghans for a fee.

On an August afternoon, Sharma, who refused to divulge his real name, stroked his salt-and-pepper beard as a nervous Afghan man sought help to getting the girl he loved to marry him in the face of parental objections. Sharma stared intently at the two dice with markings after he had rolled them a few times. “Don’t worry, you will get the girl,” he declared with a broad smile. The magician charged the man 1,000 Afghan rupees, or $17, for an amulet.

Shor Bazaar, once a famed center for musicians and a home for businesses run by Afghan Hindus, is now the haunt of self-proclaimed magicians who are mostly Afghan Sikhs. Fortunetelling is one of the few occupations left for the Sikhs, who are on the verge of disappearing from Afghanistan, along with the Hindus.

Community leaders of these two religious minorities estimate that 35 years ago around 100,000 of them lived in Afghanistan. After three decades of fleeing from conflict to countries like India, Canada and Germany, only 3,000 are left. The majority of the 300 families remaining are Sikhs. Sharma had also left with his family to seek asylum in India, but he returned to Afghanistan after failing to make a living in their new home. Every month, he remits a big part of his earnings to his family in India.

Most of the Hindus and Sikhs who remain in Afghanistan are weary of religious discrimination and absence of economic opportunities, and they are hoping to leave their country as anxieties grow about their prospects after American troops withdraw from Afghanistan at the end of 2014. In September, for instance, president Hamid Karzai had to issue a legislative decree to reserve a single seat for Sikh and Hindu Afghan nationals in the lower house of Parliament after lawmakers refused to do so.

Among those trying to get out of Afghanistan is Ram Prakash, who owns the oldest photography shop in Kabul established in 1955. With most of his family already in India, the elderly Prakash is only waiting for a good offer to sell his business, but none has come so far. “There is no point being emotional about it. Our shop is a famous institution and that also makes us targets,” he said.

Under the Taliban regime from 1996 to 2001, Hindus had to identify themselves by yellow markings on their forehead or wearing a red cloth. On a late afternoon in August, a few people lazing around the Asamai temple grounds in Kabul shared different memories of the time.

One man recalled that Hindus with a yellow dot could get away without a beard but that terrible retribution was unleashed on a Muslim who shaved. Another said that he was forced to convert to Islam by the Taliban and marry a Muslim woman because he was seen speaking to her in a shop. In recent years, some Afghan Hindus and Sikhs have made their way back home, at least temporarily because of financial pressures. Most of those who returned to find work left their families behind.

But a few like Balram Dhameja, the caretaker of a Hindu temple in Kabul, came back with their daughters and wives.  Dhameja returned to Afghanistan with his family after 14 years because he couldn’t make a living in India.

Dhameja said that he served in the Afghan police force when the country was led by the Moscow-backed president Mohammad Najibullah, who was toppled in 1992 by the America-backed mujahedeen, and hanged from a lamp post by the Taliban four years later.

The former police officer recalled fleeing to India in 1992 along with at least 15,000 other Hindu families. “It was easy to get refugee status then because the Indian government responded to it like an emergency,” he said. “The hard part was finding jobs to stay on and make a good life.”

Refugees say that India is slow to grant them citizenship, and without it, they have a difficult time finding work. A 2009 report from the Centre for Civil Society in Delhi found that 90 per cent of the 9,000 Afghan refugees in India were from the religious minorities, and out of them only 1,000 had been granted citizenship. An additional 3,000 had been waiting for 12 years.

For over a decade, Dhameja sold tea in Faridabad on the outskirts of Delhi, but the family of five found it hard to cope with the expenses. In 2006, the rent of their apartment had gone up to Rs 3,000 from Rs 500 in 1992. They left in 2006 after his tea shop was demolished in a government raid on illegal constructions.

No future

But in the long-term, Dhameja said he wanted to head back to India because he saw no future for his children in Afghanistan. He was trying to save money to send his 18-year-old son to find work in Germany in the next few months.

Fearing harassment, the majority of Hindu and Sikh families don’t send their children to schools in Afghanistan, especially the girls. They have for a long time demanded exclusive schools to be set up for their children.

Anarkali Kaur Honaryar, the only Sikh female in the Afghan Parliament, explained that such primary schools are running in Kabul and Jalalabad for the past two years but that it wasn’t possible to set up exclusive schools in provinces where only two or three families are staying. For such places, Honaryar said, the Hindu and Sikh parents want their children to be registered in a government school until the sixth grade, or age 12, while being tutored privately in the Sikh temples.

“We want the young ones to be protected from any kind of teasing. But teenagers can take care of themselves better,” she said. Even now when the country had more schools, Honaryar said that Hindus and Sikhs did not take education seriously. Instead, they had their girls married off by the age of 14, often driven by fear for their security, and sent their young boys to work.

The 36-year-old politician, who grew up in Khost Province said that her own family, who had studied in Afghanistan before and after the Taliban, was an example that education could be pursued despite obstacles. When the Taliban took power, Ms Honaryar had finished the 12th grade and was teaching in the local primary school while starting her first year studying mathematics in the government college of the country’s north Baghlan province.

Her father, an engineer, was fired from his job because only Muslims could work for the Taliban government. Honaryar left college and donned a burqa to attend vaccination courses at the local hospital in Baghlan. When they moved to Kabul, her sister privately tutored boys and girls of all religions.

Though the Taliban issued several warnings, Honaryar recalled, they never used violence to stop the classes. And after their rule ended, she got her degree in dentistry from Kabul University and then joined the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission. President Karzai later chose her for Parliament. Her sister pursued law and her brother took up medical studies.

While she has buried her dream of becoming a pilot, Honaryar said she still planned to pursue law when she gets time from her political career. “We have all been educated here even when times were very hard. Without education there will be no future for us,” she said. “Now, there are some dangers, but nothing so big to prevent children being sent to school.”

Harminder Kumar is a Hindu boy in Kabul who insisted on being sent to a regular school despite his family concerns.  Kumar, 16, studies in the fourth grade because he has disrupted his schooling several times due to harassment. “I want to be a doctor. Going to a school with proper teachers is the only way of getting quality education,” he said.

The only Hindu boy in his school, Kumar said that he is often taunted over his religion and has even had a knife pulled on him three times. His mother has complained to the mothers of the bullies. And the principal and teacher of the school have intervened to protect him. “But when you seek help they threaten you even more,” he said. “I have some friends in the school here as well. But to study more seriously, I think India will be better for me.”

Despite the bleak prospects that face Sikhs and Hindus in Afghanistan, a handful of these minorities have endured three decades of conflict to stay in their home country, having forged relationships with Muslims that eclipsed religious persecution.

One Sikh family lives quietly in a fortress-like home with high mud walls on the outskirts of Kabul. Guarding it is a Muslim family headed by Haji Faizal Rehman, who has served as chief custodian of their property and 24 hectares of farmlands for 17 years.

The Muslim family is left in charge when the Sikh family moves to India during the Afghan winter months. A large man with a bushy beard, Rehman said that in his employer’s absence, he had warded off bribes and intimidation by local mafia groups attempting to take over the land.
“We have a special bond of trust between us. I would never work for anyone else,” he said.
International New York Times
Courtesy: deccanherald dot com

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Yoga May Help Patients With Lung Disease

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, October 29, 2013 (Deccan Chronicle): Yoga may be a simple and low-cost method to improve quality of life in patients with an inflammatory lung disease, according to a study by doctors at the premier All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

The study presented at the CHEST 2013 meeting here found that lung function, shortness of breath, and inflammation all showed significant improvement in Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients after they completed 12 weeks of training.

COPD, most commonly caused by cigarette smoking, affects both men and women, and often, symptoms are seen in people in their 40s. Patients with COPD have trouble pushing used air out of their lungs, making it difficult to take in healthy new air. Although there is no cure for COPD, a patient's quality of life can be improved by controlling symptoms, such as shortness of breath, researchers said.

"We investigated to see whether simple, structured yoga training affects the level of inflammation, shortness of breath, and quality of life in patients with stable COPD," said Randeep Guleria, professor and head, department of pulmonary medicine and sleep disorders at AIIMS, New Delhi.

The study included 29 stable patients with COPD, who received yoga training in a format that included the use of physical postures (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama), cleansing techniques, (kriyas), meditation, and a relaxation technique (shavasan) for 1 hour, twice a week, for 4 weeks. Following the 4-week period, patients were trained for one hour every two weeks, with the remaining sessions completed at home.

A repeat assessment was done at the end of the 12-week training session. All parameters showed significant improvement at the end of the 12-week period. "We found that yoga can be a simple, cost-effective method that can help improve quality of life in patients with COPD," said Guleria.

Courtesy: Hinduism Today

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Zardari felicitates Hindus on Deewali

imageLAHORE: Former president Asif Ali Zardari has greeted the Hindus of Pakistan on the occasion of Deewali being celebrated on Sunday and called for strengthening interfaith harmony and protecting minorities' rights.
"I wish to extend on my behalf and on behalf of the Pakistan Peoples' Party's heartiest greetings to the Hindu and Scheduled Castes community on the occasion of Deewali," he said in his message.
"Deewali is known as the festival of lights and is commemorated by members of some of the world's oldest religions to celebrate the triumph of good over evil. It is a time for celebration, but it is also a time for reflection.
Let us rededicate ourselves to continually striving in the path of good and noble. Let us also remember that there are always others less fortunate than us," he said.
"We partake in Deewali celebrations also for promoting interfaith harmony as a means to fight religious apartheid and those who seek to impose their ideological agenda on the people," the former President said.
"On this occasion, I wish to reiterate that the Hindus, indeed all minorities, of Pakistan are equal citizens of the state and entitled to equal rights.
I also wish to reiterate our commitment to respect and uphold the UN Resolution calling for interfaith harmony and the pledges contained in the manifesto of the Party to safeguard the rights of all minorities in accordance with the teachings of the founder of the Nation Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah and the founder of the Party Quaid-e-Awam Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto."
Courtesy: brecorder dot com

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Excess of scientific development leads to harm to health and environment


Corruption Spoils even Life after Death

O Learned and Devoted Servants of God,

[June 26, 2012] The development of any limb of a human being is
desirable as it grows from the childhood onwards. But, the growth of any
limb should be within the proper limits. The growth of the finger
should not be equal to the growth of the leg. Similarly, the development
of science should not cross the proper limits so that there is no harm
to the global environment and the health of humanity. In ancient India,
sages also developed sciences. But, the sages were strong devotees of
God and hence, the development of the research in science and technology
did not cross the limits of danger by the grace of God.

example, let us take the ancient system of herbal medicines (Ayurveda).
All these medicines were effective in controlling the corresponding
diseases. At the same time, there was no side reaction to lead to
another disease and no medicine damaged the tissue cells. The medicines
were active in developing the resistance of the body to disease. Almost,
no medicine was directly involved in attacking the disease. Today, the
modern medicines are directly involved in attacking the disease and as a
result, the resistance of the body decreases and the tissue cells get
damaged by the negative effects of the medicines. What is the reason for
this difference? The research in medical science in ancient India was
under the supervision of God so that unwarranted sides were blocked.
Today, the scientists develop the research in very fast way without the
supervision of God. The scientists neglect God and slowly become the
atheists, who negate God. Negligence in course of time becomes negation.
Therefore, the development of science in the directions of safety of
the humanity is very important. My criticism, about the dangerous
directions of the growth of science and technology, should not lead to
the conclusion that I am against the development of science and
technology. I am a scientist, who worked in the Institution of
Technology throughout My life period.

In fact, the knowledge of
science was given by God (Vedaah shaastraani vijnanam etat sravam
janaardanaat…). The knowledge of science and technology was used in
ancient India for earning livelihood in various professions. The growth
of science was limited so that the natural balance was not disturbed.
For example, there were no synthetic chemical fertilizers. Only natural
fertilizers like cow dung, etc. were used. The knowledge that the crop
requires fertilizer was known, but, too much research leading to the
manufacture of chemicals acting as fertilizers was not there. There was
no danger to health due to natural fertilizers. But, there is a lot of
danger to health due to the toxins entering the body from the present
fertilizers. Therefore, in those days, research in science never
developed in the harmful direction due to the grace of God. Today, a
scientist does not like the name of God thinking that God is unaware of
science! When you neglect God, He keeps silent about the research in
science without any interference. As a result, science developed in all
the ways without any supernatural control so that the ecological balance
is disturbed.

The development of industries involving various
applications of energy lead to the global warming. Scientists predict
the global destruction, if the warming results in the increase of two
degrees more. The applications of energy and the development of
scientific research in various directions resulted in the discovery of
several artificial amenities. These amenities have been stamped with the
higher status of life. To maintain these amenities, more and more money
is needed. To earn more and more money, unlawful ways are invented,
which formulate the network of corruption. As of result of corruption,
the poor becomes poorer and the rich becomes richer. As a result of this
increase in the gap, social revolutions have come and terrorism is one
of those. Sin is the basis of corruption and this spoils even the life
after death in the upper worlds. The controlled growth of science in
ancient India developed very few amenities only, which could be
available to everyone even with little money.

Hence, the very
basis of corruption was absent in those days. Today, scientists find
that these amenities are responsible for the environmental pollution,
leading to global destruction. Therefore, all the steps of this analysis
end in the uncontrolled growth of science and technology.

growth of science leads to negligence of God, which is the basis for
doing the sin without fear. In ancient India, very little development of
science and technology was present, creating minimum number of
amenities, which could be attained by everyone easily. There is no need
of much argument in this topic because there is a clear practical
resultant difference between the people of ancient times and the people
of modern times that the ancient people lived with more longevity, with
better physique and more mental peace and the exact contrast is seen in
the modern people. The actual aim of science blessed by God was only to
analyze the creation and realize that creator is beyond all this
creation. Every item in this creation, including awareness was subjected
to scientific analysis to arrive at the conclusion that no created item
is the creator (neti neti… Veda). By this, it became easy to recognize
that God was unimaginable.

The faith in the existence of the
unimaginable power, the God, was the basis of the establishment of the
golden society without corruption and global destruction. Major portion
of scientific analysis was only to understand that God is beyond this
imaginable creation, rewarding the good deeds and punishing the bad
deeds done by any human being in this society through His unimaginable
power since God by Himself is unimaginable.

Courtesy: Anil antony

congress is trying to devide country:Aajtak Survey

कांग्रेस ही देश को बांटने का प्रयास कर रही है: सर्वे

राजनीति में धर्म का बेजा इस्तेमाल इन दिनों बहस का विषय बनता जा रहा है और
लोग इससे नाराज़ हैं और उनका कहना है कि इसके लिए कांग्रेस ही मुख्यरूप से
जिम्मेदार है.
आज तक ने अपने पाठकों से पूछा था कि राजनीति में धर्म के धंधेबाज कौन हैं?
हमने यह प्रश्न तालकटोरा स्टेडियम में 14 दलों के नेताओं की तथाकथित
सेक्युलरिज्म पर हुई बैठक के मद्देनज़र पूछा था.

पाठकों में से 68.9 फीसदी पाठकों ने कहा कि इसके लिए कांग्रेस ही जिम्मेदार है|

Courtesy: aajtak dot intoday dot in

Communal tension before Deewali in Muzaffar Nagar

Sat, 02 Nov 2013

मारपीट के बाद मोरना में साम्प्रदायिक तनाव

मोरना(मुजफ्फरनगर)। भोपा थानाक्षेत्र के कस्बा मोरना में दुकान के सामने
से ट्रक हटाने को लेकर मारपीट के बाद तनाव पैदा हो गया। अफवाह के चलते
मोरना का बाजार बंद हो गया। मौके पर दोनों समुदाय के सैकड़ों लोग इकट्ठा हो
गये। सूचना पाकर पुलिस में हड़कंप मच गया। आनन-फानन में पुलिस अधिकारी मौके
पर पहुंचे और भीड़ को शांत किया। इस दौरान पुलिस को भीड़ के विरोध का सामना
करना पड़ा। पुलिस ने घायल को मेडिकल के लिये भेज दिया। दुकानदार ने मारपीट
करने वाले के खिलाफ पुलिस को तहरीर दी है।
मोरना निवासी पवन की जानसठ रोड पर पवन गारमेंट के नाम से दुकान है। पवन
के सामने चौरावाला निवासी फैनूदीन की लोहे की दुकान है। शनिवार लगभग तीन
बजे फेनूदीन की दुकान पर एक ट्रक खड़ा हुआ था। ट्रक खड़ा होने के कारण पवन की
दुकान पर जाने वाले ग्राहकों को परेशानी का सामना करना पड़ा रहा था। इसके
चलते पवन ने चालक से ट्रक हटाने को कहा। इसके चलते ट्रक चालक और पवन की
कहासुनी हो गयी। यह देखकर फेनूदीन मौके पर पहुंचा और उसने पवन के साथ गाली
गलौज कर दी। इसके बाद फेनूदीन ने पवन के साथ मारपीट शुरू कर दी। शोर शराबा
होने पर मौके पर भीड़ लग गयी और दोनों समुदाय के लोग जमा हो गये। अफवाह के
चलते पूरा बाजार बंद हो गया और भगदड़ मच गयी। सूचना पाकर पुलिस चौकी से कुछ
सिपाही मौके पर पहुंचे, लेकिन कुछ ही देर में आसपास के सैकड़ों लोग मौके पर
जमा हो गये और हंगामा करने लगे। सूचना पाकर सीओ भोपा सुबोध कुमार, एसओ भोपा
विजय सिंह, ककरौली व जानसठ पुलिस और पीएसी के साथ मौके पहुंचे। भीड़ ने
मारपीट करने वाले आरोपी की गिरफ्तारी की मांग करते हुए हंगामा कर दिया।
पुलिस ने भीड़ को बामुश्किल समझाकर शांत किया। पुलिस ने घायल पवन को मेडिकल
के लिये भेज दिया था। पवन ने मारपीट करने वाले के खिलाफ पुलिस को तहरीर दे
दी। तनाव को देखते हुए मौके पर व क्षेत्र के संवेदनशील इलाकों में फोर्स
तैनात कर दिया गया।

Courtesy:jagran  dot com

Friday, October 25, 2013

Genes link Australia with India

SYDNEY: People from the Indian sub-continent migrated to Australia and mixed with Aborigines 4,000 years ago, bringing the dingo dog with them, according to a study published on Tuesday.

The continent was thought to have been isolated from other populations until Europeans landed at the end of the 1700s.

But researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, reported "evidence of substantial gene flow between Indian populations and Australia about 4,000 years ago".

They analysed genetic variation from across the genome from Australian Aborigines, New Guineans, Southeast Asians, and Indians.

"Long before Europeans settled in Australia humans had migrated from the Indian subcontinent to Australia and mixed with Australian Aborigines," the study said.

It found "substantial gene flow from India to Australia 4,230 years ago ie... well before European contact," it said.

Lord Rama myth or truth - Observation Points

1. Ramayan was written by Valmiki, who also took care of Luva, Kusha and Sita; so it can be aptly called Rama's biography.

2. All the places mentioned in Ramayan, like Ayodhya, Kishkindhya, Lanka are traceable, with unique identity. So it lends credibility

3. Bharata's journey from Kekaya (now in around Pak) to Ayodhya (UP) is mentioned as crossing 3-4 rivers, in the sequence they are today geographically.

4. Saraswati river is mentioned, which vanished 4500 years ago. So Ramayana is at least 5000 years old.

5. Several events (including Rama's birth, Bharata's birth, Rama's coronation, Vali badha, Hanumana finding Sita in Lanka, Army march, Meghanada badha) have been described with the star-pattern in sky at that time. Putting that in "Planetariam" software, gives exact date and time of those events.

6. Rama's birth date comes out as 10 January 5114 BC. Bharata's date comes as 11 Jan 5114. Ramayana mentions Bharata was born 16 hours after Rama.

7. Rama's coronation date comes out as 4 Jan 5089 BC. Ramayana mentions Rama was 25 years old while being coronated. Again, consistent.

8. Khar-Dushana episode describes a solar eclipse and Hanuman finding Sita accompanied a lunar eclipse; both dates consistent.

9. Now (in 2008) Rama Navami occurs at 21 April, adrift 100 days from 10 Jan. It is consistent with motion of equinox which leads to 1 day adjustment in 72 years, so 100 days in 7200 years.

10. There is literary, geographical, astronomical and local legends around the places mentioned, all supporting Ramayana as history and not mythology.  Archaeology is the only thing missing.

11. After 7000 years, easier to find archeological evidence in sea, than land, like Dwaraka was discovered as underwater city.

12. The setu was called Nala setu, later called Rama setu, before muslims and euopians called it Adam Bridge.

13. The construction of the setu is described in great detail. Linear construction. Length 100 yojanas. 1:10 breadth-length ratio. First woods/trees on rock bed, then rocks , etc. Moving aside the accumulated sand, we may get to the wood region, probably carbonated now (can give accurate date).

14. Many kings on both lanka and indian side were called Setupati or similar names. Many coins on kingdoms of both sides have "setu" written on it.

15. Al-Biruni describes the places like Kishkindhya in his book. Marcopolo mentions Ramasetu.

16. Madras presidency manual 1902 mentions that Ramasetu was used as foot bridge till 1480, when a storm destroyed it.

17. NASA satellite images show the possible outline of this underwater bridge

18. Today this waterway is on average 2 meter below water. It should be 1 meter above water originally. Oceanography tells, roughly 9 ft rise in sealevel in 7000 years.

Sati - Does woman die on husband's pyre?

Sati actually means a pious woman.... i.e. Pati-Vrata Nari

Some people are give fake translations from atharva veda by saying that, 3. A virtuous woman is one who dies on the funeral pyre of her dead husband and avails the privilege of serving her husband in the other world. (Atharva Veda 18-3-1)

Here is fact

Atharva veda - 18-3-1
Eeyam Naari Patilokam Vranana ni padyatt oop tva matarya pretam
dharmam puranmanupalyanti tasyai prajam dravidam ceh dehi

yeh naari patikul ke hith ki abhilasha karti hui swadharm ka nirvah karne hetu aayi hai. Dharma mei neerat iss naari ke liye sansaar mei putra, pautradi tatha dhan-sampada pradan kare.

The meaning of this shloka is that once a husband dies, his wife is considered as the owner of his family and wealth. No one it states that a wife should be burnt of a husband's pyre !!

uddisharva naaryabhi jeevlokam gatasumetmup shesh ehi
hastagrabhasya didhishostvedam patyurjanitvambhi sam babhoot
Oh woman, ur husband has already died and now u must give up the attachment. Leave his body and now walk towards the worldly affairs , i.e. ur family. Your beloved ones i.e. ur children and ur grandchildren will protect u after the demise of ur husband. Stay near them only.
This shows that a woman should give up the attachment she had with the body of her husband, who is now dead and she would stay under the protection of her children, who're a part of her family.

apyasham yuvatim neeyamanaam jeevaam mretebhaya parineeyamaanaam
andhen yat tamsa pravartaseet prakto apachimanayam datenaam
We've seen the young woman who was following the funeral of her dead husband towards the graveyard, she turned back towards her home. This woman was deeply disturbed by the darkness of the grief. 

this shloka shows that women used to take part in the final rites of her husband. All these shlokas show that there is no mention of sati pratha in atharva veda, and on the contrary, they support the life of the wife after her husband's demise.

However, when the muslim invaders started looting India... they, killed millions of innocent Hindus. looted their homes, shops and temples.. These  Muslim invaders used to kidnap Hindu woman to rape  and keep them in their harem....and to save their honour, the women preferred to be killed. Often the Hindu rulers, died with their army, and their women committed Sati, to save their honour....

These lusty invaders, never even spared the corpses of dead hindu women to satisfy their lust and hence, the Hindu women preferred to burn their bodies, rather than let these muslim invaders get their corpses. Hence, this practice was started and later on unfortunately, it was attached to religion.... by some ignorant people and became mandatory.

Chanting mantras or stotras can lead to tremendous universal benefit

Chant and reap the benefits!
Chanting the below mantras/stotras can lead to tremendous universal benefit, below are few

1) Gayatri mantra - As Brahmins it is our natural duty to our community and society at large to chant this inestimable source of all power and prosperity. Chant it 108 times (if not, at least 21 times) in the morning and evening. Preferably offer water to the Sun while chanting.

2) Aditya Hridayam - This is an excellent prayer for the eradication of all health issues, boosts self confidence, energy and leads to all sucess in war. It was advised by Sage Agastya to a depressed Shri Rama who chanted it 3 times just before killing Ravana in battle.

3) Vishnu Sahasranama - This is a great source of curative powers. Chanting this stotra will lead to mental peace, prosperity and wisdom, as well as worldly benefits. Shankaracharya, Ramanuja, Madhva and many other scholars belonging to differing sects, have all extolled this stotra.

4) Hanuman Chalisa - The benefits of this short prayer are truly great. It gives great confidence, self belief, energy and gives relief from pain

5) Any chapter from the Bhagavad Gita daily - This will also give great energy, as well as helps us find more meaning in life.

6) If you chant it for one mandalam-48 days your wishes will come true.But your wishes should be a good one..

7) the Rudram from Krishna Yejur Veda!!!! Sage Yajnavalkya said that chanting this daily gives both material as well as spiritual ascension!!!!

Chant them daily, for 41 days together, and you would have seen massive positive changes in your life.

Why should we go to temple??

I heard from many people that "if god is in our hearts then what is the need for going to temple for praying and worship???"

So my Point is , there is absolute need of going to temples and other holy places, let's take a very simple example, " We go to university for studies, even though for the same subject all the books, software's are available at market, we can buy them or just download them form internet, but still we go, Why ??? because there we have special persons to guide us, have atmosphere to learn more effectively and most importantly only university has power to grant you degree as a result of your work." similarly for devotional service temples and other holy places are like universities going there and having associations of devotees will improve our knowledge and love for our dear lord and will make us eligible to gain the degree of love and devotion. Also to keep healthy body we go to gym, visit doctors regularly for healthy tips similarly it is also necessary to go to temples and get association of devotees to get tips to keep our soul/thinking/thought process healthy. as all the great sages, people, scriptures repeatedly said " Human is nothing but the man of his thoughts" or " you become what you think of yourself" so healthy thought process is absolutely essential for a healthy life and healthy thoughts comes from a healthy mind, mind is healthy when given right association and knowledge and right association is association of a learned soul a mahatma who have devoted himself in service of humanity.. right association is association of scriptures who define life and guides us towards living a valuable life.. As doctors are found in clinic and scientists are found in lab, similarly These learned soul and teachings of scriptures are found in resident of god i.e. Temple
"Temples are more like a recharge centres for high spiritual energy (attain/ sustain) to put in simple terms"