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Srimad Bhagavad Gita by p_gopi_krishna
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Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:34 am (PDT) . Posted by:


Monism puts the head and heart at war with each other; devotion harmonizes them

Many aspiring spiritualists think that the Absolute Truth is non-differentiated oneness. Because attachment to material form and personality cause illusion and bondage, they hold that spirituality is the reality beyond variety. They downplay the personal absolute as a temporary meditational tool for less intelligent sentimentalists who can't meditate on the oneness.

Monism claims that all personality and reciprocity exist only in the temporary material realm. By deeming enlightenment as a love-less state of oneness, monism denies our heart's deepest longing to love and be loved. Moreover, because it labels the personal manifestation that reciprocates love an intellectually inferior conception, monism puts our heart at war with our head.

But this war is rendered redundant if we scrutinize monism's unexamined presumption: that all of reality is like material reality, that all form and personality are temporary. Countering this presumption, the Bhagavad-gita (07.26) calls unintelligent those who think that Krishna was initially impersonal and has only temporarily manifested as a person. In fact, the Gita (14.26) inverts the monistic conception: it declares that Krishna is the foundation of the impersonal effulgence, not a temporary manifestation of the effulgence. As the supreme transcendental person, he exists beyond both the illusion of this world and the oneness beyond this world. His form is not limited or limiting; it is infinite, and meditating lovingly on it takes us to the infinite spiritual reality: his personal abode.

What puts the heart and head at war is not spiritual reality, but a materially extrapolated conception of spiritual reality. The head and the heart are perfectly harmonized in those seers who understand Krishna's transcendental personality (15.19) – they become enriched with all knowledge (sarva-vid) and all love for him (sarva-bhavena).

By thus understanding Krishna, we go beyond illusion to the supreme liberation of immortal love.

Think it over:

What is monism's unexamined extrapolation?

What is the relationship between Krishna and the impersonal oneness?

How are the head and heart harmonized in the understanding of Krishna as the supreme spiritual reality?

Read more https://www.gitadaily.com/monism-puts-the-head-and-heart-at-war-with-each-other-devotion-harmonizes-them/ https://www.gitadaily.com/monism-puts-the-head-and-heart-at-war-with-each-other-devotion-harmonizes-them/

Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:38 am (PDT) . Posted by:


SEEING GOD IN ALL BEINGS:An American philosopher, Dr Thompson, asked the Master (Swami Sivananda) a straight question, "Have you seen God, Swamiji?"

"I see nothing but God," replied the Master. "In the food I take, in the water I drink, in the people I greet, in the animals I meet, and in you, Dr Thompson, I see nothing but God."

Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:39 am (PDT) . Posted by:


12 Things to Do to Prevent a Heart Attack!

It's easy to feel out of control when a heart attack strikes. So, how best should you handle this situation when you're recovering from a heart attack? Following these doctor-recommended tips will strengthen your heart and reclaim your health.

1. You have the power to improve

Patients have a great opportunity to take control of their cardiac health after a heart attack thanks to advancements in medications and technologies.. By sticking to certain lifestyle changes and following the medicines prescribed by your doctor, you can significantly lower your chances of a second heart attack or stroke.

2. Find out what triggered your heart attack

While it's not always possible to know what caused a heart attack, most of the time, lifestyle factors tend to be the culprit. A heart attack is not always caused by high cholesterol levels or hypertension, it could be triggered by a smoking habit. For this reason, it is highly advised that you quit smoking. Doctors place smoking at the top of their to-do list for patients who have had a heart attack. In fact, not giving up smoking after a heart attack may likely cause you to have another heart attack, or possibly die from one. Thankfully, today, there are many medications that can help you quit smoking for good.

3. Understand all your medications

Once you've had a heart attack, your physician will likely prescribe a number of medications for you to take, in which case, it is important to know what the side effects are. But, popping a pill is not enough. Part of the healing process includes a number of lifestyle changes including losing weight, exercising among other things. More and more evidence shows that lifestyle changes are probably more important than the medical interventions.

4. Enroll in rehab

Attending a supervised program of exercise and lifestyle changes is key to reducing your risk of a repeat heart attack. If a rehabilitation process is not provided to you at the hospital, ask your physician how you may enroll in one. Furthermore, if you're unable to physically attend a program, it is possible to do so virtually in which you would sign up for text messages from the program to receive reminders about daily exercise and dietary changes.

5. Graze on more fruits and veggies

A heart-healthy diet prioritizes fruits and vegetables and includes low-fat dairy products as well as whole-grain foods. A Mediterranean diet which is loaded with produce and fish is believed to significantly lower the risk of stroke and heart attack. The study also suggests that eating more healthy food is more important than cutting out unhealthy ones.

6. Limit calories

One of the many ways to control your blood pressure is to maintain a healthy weight. Bear in mind that the goal is weight management and not weight loss, and for this reason, limiting calories should become a part of your lifestyle change, not a temporary 3- to 6- month diet to lose weight which you will put back on. Aim to reduce your portions significantly as much as possible.

7. Be active

Exercise is essential, after all, the heart is a muscle. And if you don't use muscles, they don't stay strong. So, the only way to use the heart is to make it work, and you do that through exercise. Of course, this doesn't mean that you need to go to the gym several times a week. Any activity that makes your heart beat faster will do. This could be a brisk walk around the block or taking the stairs at work.

8. Take care of your gums

A link between heart disease and oral health. It has been found that bacteria that causes gum disease may spread throughout the rest of the body, increasing inflammation that can worsen a whole range of conditions. So keep your gums healthy with routine brushing, flossing, and visits to your dentist.

9. Manage stress

Because stress is associated with high blood pressure, it's very important to find the right ways to cope. Instead of relieving anxiety by reaching for a drink or lighting a cigarette, turn to relaxing breathing exercises or meditation.

10. Keep your follow-up appointments

While for some people it can be challenging to get to the doctor, attending your follow-up appointments is key to maintaining long-term health. These appointments can help your doctors stay on top of your condition and your recovery, monitoring your treatment plan.

11. Post-heart attack depression is normal—and treatable

If after a heart attack you feel as though you've lost interest in things you used to love, are avoiding friends and family, or you feel moody, it may indicate depression. It's important for someone who's had a heart attack to understand that depression is common and treatable. Sometimes, all it requires is temporary, short-term care, be it medication or talk therapy to help you get past it.

12. Manage stress

Stress is a cause of high blood pressure and for this reason, it is important to find the right ways to cope. Try to find a way to relax with breathing exercises or meditation, as opposed to reaching for a drink or lighting a cigarette.

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Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:53 am (PDT) . Posted by:


Sringeri Jagadguru on:What to do if no time for Puja or Nitya Karma - Excerpted by Nithin Sridhar from the book: Sanatana Dharma Vol. 1 Chapter 11 Dharma is eternal and unchanging - Page 75-77

Today many people lament: "Swamiji, we are not in a position to put into practice the principles ordained by the sastras. Times have changed. In the past people led a leisurely life. They used to indulge in religious pursuits from morning till evening. We have to rush to our offices at 8 AM in the morning. How can we take up religious practices, like in the past?" They request me to frame a new set of principles to suit the present day situation. In their opinion, rules framed by the Jagadguru would be accepted by all and would be valued.

I told them that Sri Adi Sankaracharya did not establish the Peethas to stipulate new sets of rules and procedures. He established these Peethas to guide the people, to encourage them and ensure that they abided by the Sastras. It is thus impossible, to change the sastras.

They persist, saying it is not possible to follow the guidelines laid down in the sastras. This is only due to the poor understanding of what is prescribed in the sastras. What do the sastras prescribe?

It is prescribed that we offer worship both in the morning and in the evening. If an elaborate worship is not possible owing to some constraints the sastras prescribe a shorter method of worship as a solution. Why is this not being adopted?

It is prescribed that you should chant the Gayatree mantra 1008 times during the sandhyavandana. If this is not possible it suggests that the mantra be chanted at least 108 times. If, even this is not possible it suggests that you chant the mantra at least 32 times.

The sastras suggest both, mukhyakalpa and anukalpa. lf you follow mukhyakalpa you have to chant the mantra 1008 times. If it is not possible to follow mukhyakalpa you may follow anukalpa and chant the Gayatree mantra only 108 times. What you are asking is - If there is a means by which sandhyavandana can be totally avoided. I am emphatically saying that it is not possible.. It is my firm opinion; if it is not possible to chant the Gayatree mantra 1008 times, chant it 108 times; even if that is not possible chant it atleast 32 times, but do not give up sandhyavandana.

If you cannot perform worship in an elaborate manner, chanting Rudra and chamaka, perform it at least in a brief manner, chanting only the purushasookta.

lt would be sheer escapism if you say that even this is not possible.You have time for reading the news papers, for watching the television serials and all other activities. If you say you do not have time only for chanting the Gayatree mantra 108 times it would only amount to escapism. It is a lame excuse given to cover, your lack of interest and faith.

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