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Sri  Satya Sai Baba by p_gopi_krishna
Srimad Bhagavad Gita by p_gopi_krishna


Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:26 pm (PST) . Posted by:


"When I got home that night as my wife served dinner, I held her hand and said, I've got something to tell you. She sat down and ate quietly. Again I observed the hurt in her eyes.
Suddenly I didn't know how to open my mouth. But I had to let her know what I was thinking. I want a divorce. I raised the topic calmly. She didn't seem to be annoyed by my words, instead she asked me softly, why?
I avoided her question. This made her angry. She threw away the chopsticks and shouted at me, you are not a man! That night, we didn't talk to each other. She was weeping. I knew she wanted to find out what had happened to our marriage. But I could hardly give her a satisfactory answer; she had lost my heart to Jane. I didn't love her anymore. I just pitied her!
With a deep sense of guilt, I drafted a divorce agreement which stated that she could own our house, our car, and 30% stake of my company. She glanced at it and then tore it into pieces. The woman who had spent ten years of her life with me had become a stranger. I felt sorry for her wasted time, resources and energy but I could not take back what I had said for I loved Jane so dearly. Finally she cried loudly in front of me, which was what I had expected to see. To me her cry was actually a kind of release. The idea of divorce which had obsessed me for several weeks seemed to be firmer and clearer now.
The next day, I came back home very late and found her writing something at the table. I didn't have supper but went straight to sleep and fell asleep very fast because I was tired after an eventful day with Jane. When I woke up, she was still there at the table writing. I just did not care so I turned over and was asleep again.
In the morning she presented her divorce conditions: she didn't want anything from me, but needed a month's notice before the divorce.. She requested that in that one month we both struggle to live as normal a life as possible. Her reasons were simple: our son had his exams in a month's time and she didn't want to disrupt him with our broken marriage.
This was agreeable to me. But she had something more, she asked me to recall how I had carried her into out bridal room on our wedding day. She requested that every day for the month's duration I carry her out of our bedroom to the front door ever morning. I thought she was going crazy. Just to make our last days together bearable I accepted her odd request.
I told Jane about my wife's divorce conditions. . She laughed loudly and thought it was absurd. No matter what tricks she applies, she has to face the divorce, she said scornfully.
My wife and I hadn't had any body contact since my divorce intention was explicitly expressed. So when I carried her out on the first day, we both appeared clumsy. Our son clapped behind us, daddy is holding mommy in his arms. His words brought me a sense of pain. From the bedroom to the sitting room, then to the door, I walked over ten meters with her in my arms. She closed her eyes and said softly; don't tell our son about the divorce. I nodded, feeling somewhat upset. I put her down outside the door. She went to wait for the bus to work. I drove alone to the office.
On the second day, both of us acted much more easily. She leaned on my chest. I could smell the fragrance of her blouse. I realized that I hadn't looked at this woman carefully for a long time. I realized she was not young any more. There were fine wrinkles on her face, her hair was graying! Our marriage had taken its toll on her. For a minute I wondered what I had done to her.
On the fourth day, when I lifted her up, I felt a sense of intimacy returning. This was the woman who had given ten years of her life to me. On the fifth and sixth day, I realized that our sense of intimacy was growing again.. I didn't tell Jane about this. It became easier to carry her as the month slipped by. Perhaps the everyday workout made me stronger.
She was choosing what to wear one morning. She tried on quite a few dresses but could not find a suitable one. Then she sighed, all my dresses have grown bigger. I suddenly realized that she had grown so thin, that was the reason why I could carry her more easily.
Suddenly it hit me… she had buried so much pain and bitterness in her heart. Subconsciously I reached out and touched her head.
Our son came in at the moment and said, Dad, it's time to carry mom out. To him, seeing his father carrying his mother out had become an essential part of his life. My wife gestured to our son to come closer and hugged him tightly. I turned my face away because I was afraid I might change my mind at this last minute. I then held her in my arms, walking from the bedroom, through the sitting room, to the hallway. Her hand surrounded my neck softly and naturally. I held her body tightly; it was just like our wedding day.
But her much lighter weight made me sad. On the last day, when I held her in my arms I could hardly move a step. Our son had gone to school. I held her tightly and said, I hadn't noticed that our life lacked intimacy.. I drove to office…. jumped out of the car swiftly without locking the door. I was afraid any delay would make me change my mind…I walked upstairs. Jane opened the door and I said to her, Sorry, Jane, I do not want the divorce anymore.
She looked at me, astonished, and then touched my forehead. Do you have a fever? She said. I moved her hand off my head. Sorry, Jane, I said, I won't divorce. My marriage life was boring probably because she and I didn't value the details of our lives, not because we didn't love each other anymore. Now I realize that since I carried her into my home on our wedding day I am supposed to hold her until death do us apart. Jane seemed to suddenly wake up. She gave me a loud slap and then slammed the door and burst into tears. I walked downstairs and drove away. At the floral shop on the way, I ordered a bouquet of flowers for my wife. The salesgirl asked me what to write on the card. I smiled and wrote, I'll carry you out every morning until death do us apart.
That evening I arrived home, flowers in my hands, a smile on my face, I run up stairs, only to find my wife in the bed -dead. My wife had been fighting CANCER for months and I was so busy with Jane to even notice. She knew that she would die soon and she wanted to save me from the whatever negative reaction from our son, in case we push through with the divorce.— At least, in the eyes of our son—- I'm a loving husband….
The small details of your lives are what really matter in a relationship. It is not the mansion, the car, property, the money in the bank. These create an environment conducive for happiness but cannot give happiness in themselves.
So find time to be your spouse's friend and do those little things for each other that build intimacy. Do have a real happy marriage!
If you don't share this, nothing will happen to you.
If you do, you just might save a marriage. Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. ♥
Remember love is the richest of all treasures. Without it there is nothing; and with it there is everything. Love never perishes , even if the bones of a lover are ground fine like powder. Just as the perfume of sandalwood does not leave it, even if it is completely ground up, similarly the basis of love is the soul, and it is indestructible and therefore eternal. Beauty can be destroyed , but not love. ♥

Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:27 pm (PST) . Posted by:


Why no Garlic and Onions?
The sages had been advising to avoid garlic and onion by brahmins and sadakas it was a taboo on persons on mediation and in Sanyas ashram. Brahmins were specially asked to desist taking garlic and onion because of their role in social set up. The sages were having fosight and wharever they have been professing were proved correct by scientist after several years
The life stages in ancient India were divided in four stages each of 25 years taking the life to be 100 years span
1. BRAHMACHARYA ASHRAM During this period the student stayed
with the teacher, who looked after his physical, mental and
psychological development. During this period the student had to
lead a life of simplicity and chastity. He had to maintain strict
control over all his organs and to avoid all pleasures and luxuries.
2. GRIHASTA ASHRAM The most important duties of the individual
at this stage include the setting up a family and beget offspring's..
This stage of life was considered to be the hardest stage because the person had also to devote attention to sacrifices, worship, charity etc. The home was also considered as an important place for the practice of dharma shashtras.
3. Vanaprasta ashram The person entering this stage was expected to renounce the comforts of a settled home life and retire from the world. . He was expected to lead a life of complete detachment and to utilize his time for the study of Upanishads, Srutis and meditation.
4. Sanyasa ashram The last stage in the journey of man's life was
Sanyas Ashram. It was the final and certain means of reaching the
supreme goal of acquiring a knowledge of the self and emancipation from the bonds of life and death.
Coming to main point of the taboo for specific persons No Garlic or
Onions? Krishna devotee chef, teacher, author, and TV star Kurma Dasa gets asked this question a lot. Here's his well-considered reply. Why no Garlic and Onions?
One of the most common questions asked to me is this: "Why don't you eat garlic and onions?"
Here's my short answer: As a devotee of Krishna and a practicing Bhakti-yogi, I don't eat garlic and onions because they cannot be offered to Krishna.
Here's my longer answer: You may know that onions and garlic are botanical members of the alliaceous family (alliums) - along with leeks, chives and shallots.
According to Ayurveda, India's classic medical science, foods are grouped into three categories - sattvic, rajasic and tamasic - foods in the modes of goodness, passion and ignorance. Onions and garlic, and the other alliaceous plants are classified as rajasic and tamasic, which means that they increase passion and ignorance.
Those that subscribe to pure brahmana-style cooking of India, including myself, and Vaishnavas - followers of Lord Vishnu, Rama and Krishna - like to only cook with foods from the sattvic category. These foods include fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs,
dairy products, grains and legumes, and so on. Specifically, Vaisnavas do not like to cook with rajasic or tamasic foods because they are unfit to offer to the Deity.
Rajasic and tamasic foods are also not used because they are detrimental to meditation and devotions. "Garlic and onions are both rajasic and tamasic, and are forbidden to yogis because they root the consciousness more firmly in the body", says well-known
authority on Ayurveda, Dr.Robert E.Svoboda.
Some branches of western medicine say that the Alliums have specific health benefits; garlic is respected, at least in allopathic medical circles, as a natural antibiotic. In recent years, while the apparent cardiovascular implications of vegetable Alliums has been
studied in some detail, the clinical implications of onion and garlic consumption from this point of view are still not well understood.
Nevertheless, there are still many adverse things to say about garlic and onions. Not so well known is the fact that garlic in the raw state can carry harmful (potentially fatal) botulism bacteria. Perhaps it is with an awareness of this that the Roman poet
Horace wrote of garlic that it is "more harmful than hemlock".
It should be pointed out that Garlic and onion are avoided by spiritual adherents because they stimulate the central nervous system, and can disturb vows of celibacy. Garlic is a natural aphrodisiac. Ayurveda suggests that it is a tonic for loss of sexual power from any cause, sexual debility, impotency from over-indulgence in sex and nervous exhaustion from dissipating sexual habits. It is said to be especially useful to old men of
high nervous tension and diminishing sexual power.
The Taoists realized thousands of years ago that plants of the alliaceous family were detrimental to humans in their healthy state. In his writings, one sage Tsang-Tsze described the Alliums as the "five fragrant or spicy scented vegetables" - that each have
a detrimental effect on one of the following five organs - liver, spleen, lungs, kidneys, and heart. Specifically, onions are harmful to the lungs, garlic to the heart, leeks to the spleen, chives to the liver and spring onions to the kidneys.
Tsang-Tsze said that these pungent vegetables contain five different kinds of enzymes which cause "reactions of repulsive breath, extra-foul odour from perspiration and bowel movements, and lead to lewd indulgences, enhance agitations, anxieties and
aggressiveness," especially when eaten raw.
Similar things are described in Ayurveda. 'As well as producing offensive breath and body odour, these (alliaceous) plants induce aggravation, agitation, anxiety and aggression. Thus they are harmful physically, emotionally, mentally nd spiritually'.
Back in the 1980's, in his research on human brain function, Dr Robert [Bob] C. Beck, DSc. found that garlic has a detrimental effect on the brain. He found that in fact garlic is toxic to humans because its sulphone hydroxyl ions penetrate the blood-brain barrier and are poisonous to brain cells.
Dr Beck explained that as far back as the 1950s it was known that garlic reduced reaction time by two to three times when consumed by pilots taking flight tests. This is because the toxic effects of garlic desynchronize brain waves. "The flight surgeon
would come around every month and remind all of us: "Don't you dare touch any garlic 72 hours before you fly one of our airplanes, because it'll double or triple your reaction time. You're three times slower than you would be if you'd [not] had a few drops of
For precisely the same reason the garlic family of plants has been widely recognized as being harmful to dogs.
Even when garlic is used as food in Chinese culture it is considered harmful to the stomach, liver and eyes, and a cause of dizziness and scattered energy when consumed in immoderate amounts.
Nor is garlic always seen as having entirely beneficial properties in Western cooking and medicine. It is widely accepted among health care professionals that, as well as killing harmful bacteria, garlic also destroys beneficial bacteria, which are essential to the proper functioning of the digestive system.
Reiki practitioners explain that garlic and onions are among the first substances to be expelled from a person's system – along with tobacco, alcohol and pharmaceutical medications. This makes it apparent that alliaceous plants have a negative effect on the
human body and should be avoided for health reasons.
Homeopathic medicine comes to the same conclusion when it recognizes that red onion produces a dry cough, watery eyes, sneezing, runny nose and other familiar cold related symptoms when consumed.
These are just some of the reasons I avoid leeks, chives, shallots, garlic and onions.

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Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:32 pm (PST) . Posted by:


The listening or viewing of a musician singing in Delhi in thousands of homes simultaneously, is rendered possible by technology. But when we read in the Bhagavata that Sri Krishna appeared to the Gopikas, simultaneously in thousands of homes, questions are asked whether this is credible. If man-made gadgets (yantras) can be so powerful, why doubt the power of mantras? Sound waves are converted into electrical waves and transmitted through ether. The waves have a permanence in space and can be received by one who can tune in to the vibrations. Likewise, if the all-pervasive Divine is received in the radio receiver of the heart by tuning in with one-pointed devotion, the bliss of that experience will reveal Him to you. It is because the Gopikas were experts in this technology, they could experience the omnipresence of Krishna. Their hearts were filled with the form and name of Krishna who was their unfailing friend in all situations.

Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:33 pm (PST) . Posted by:


Thinking about worldly things is not attachment, being unable to stop thinking of them is Attachment is a state of mental bondage wherein our thoughts compulsively gravitate towards the object of our attachment.

The Bhagavad-gita (01.01) begins with the words of Dhritarashtra that reveal his attachment to the Kuru kingdom, which he wanted to vicariously enjoy through his son. Because of his attachment, he became so emotionally and ethically stunted that even when his own nephews were being robbed and his daughter-in-law was being disrobed – even when such atrocities called for his immediate attention and intervention – he couldn't stop thinking of the kingdom and feeling glee about attaining it soon.
Seeing how attachment can degrade dangerously, some people think that they should not even think of anything worldly. Significantly however, the same Gita (11.33) urges Arjuna to fight the Kurukshetra war and attain a flourishing kingdom by becoming an instrument of Krishna to establish dharma. To administer a kingdom, Arjuna would certainly need to think about it. This implies that thinking about the kingdom is not bad. Of course, the Gita's consistent directive is to always think of Krishna and to think of everything in relationship with Krishna.
Gita wisdom re-envisions our various roles, resources and responsibilities in the world as services to Krishna. To have such a devotional vision, we need to invest time in thinking of Krishna exclusively through our sadhana, dedicated spiritual practices. If we can't stop thinking of our worldly accouterments when we are meant to think of Krishna during our sadhana, that is a red signal of excessive attachment.
But if we strive to focus on Krishna during our sadhana and thereby become attached to him, then we can be engaged with worldly things without becoming attached to them. Thus thinking devotionally of various things won't entangle us, but will expand our service to Krishna.
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Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:18 am (PST) . Posted by:


The 12 Common Habits That Undermine Your Health Bad habits are easily gained and inherited from our family and parents, but some of these bad habits are sneaky culprits that seem harmless at first sight. For example, what is the harm in replacing a newspaper with a smartphone during a bathroom break? Or why would holding in a sneeze be dangerous to your health? http://www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?emailid=32121#reg
Well, it turns out that all of these and more seemingly harmless habits can pose a serious risk to your health and wellbeing. To see our list of harmful everyday habits, continue reading.

1. Postponing a bathroom break
What are the health dangers?
Bladder and kidney disease. Intestinal problems, particularly fissures. Holding it in is very harmful to your health. The bladder muscles can become constrained and it can lead to not being able to empty your bladder completely or not being able to control your bladder at all. These problems, in turn, create a habitat for bacteria, which cause bladder and kidney infection..
On the digestive side of things, postponing that bathroom break can lead to constipation and tears in the intestines called fissures. These are very painful and prone to bleeding. They form when you're straining too much as a result of constipation.
2. Holding in a sneeze
What are the health dangers?
Can cause ear infections. You can tear your throat or esophagus. While it may seem like a polite thing to do in certain situations, you should never hold in a sneeze because it is very dangerous, especially for people prone to ear infections and problems with blood pressure.
Not only can it lead to nosebleeds, headaches, and dizziness, but also to painful inner ear infections, sinusitis or worse. For example, in 2016 a 34-year-old British man was admitted to a hospital after stifled his sneeze, which led to a tear in his throat.
3. Taking hot showers What are the health dangers? Headaches and dizziness.. Irritates your skin and scalp. I know that a hot shower feels amazing, but it is actually very bad for your skin and hair. Taking a hot shower worsens whatever skin or hair condition you have. If your hair gets greasy fast, washing it with hot water will make it dirty even faster.
People with dry and sensitive skin, on the other hand, will see that their skin becomes even redder and more sensitive after the hot shower, stripping it of the much-needed moisture. Finally, people with high blood pressure should stay away from a hot shower because it can make them dizzy and cause headaches.

4. Using toothpicks What are the health dangers?
Gum disease. When something gets stuck in your teeth, it's much safer to use dental floss and not toothpicks, as the latter can potentially ruin the tooth enamel at the base of the tooth and irritate the gums, leading to gum disease. Toothpicks are not as effective as brushes and floss at cleaning the teeth either and the often worsen the problem by pushing the particles that are stuck even further in the gums or in-between teeth.

5. Chewing on hard objects
What are the health dangers?
Infection. Dental problems. Very much like the previous habit, chewing on hard objects can harm your enamel and cause fractures. However, if you chew on different objects, such as pens, it can also introduce different bacteria to your mouth and cause infection.
6. Sleeping face down
What are the health dangers?
Neck pain. Blood circulation. Aging skin. When you sleep on your stomach, it constrains your neck muscles and compresses the already-vulnerable vertebrae. Over time, it can irritate your spinal cord and cause neck pain.

The unnatural position of your spine when sleeping face down also worsens the blood supply to the neck and head, which causes problems with blood circulation.
Finally, some dermatologists claim that sleeping on your face can make your face age faster because of the wrinkles caused during sleep.
7. Shelling seeds with your teeth What are the health dangers?
Tooth decay
Shelling sunflower or pumpkin seeds with your teeth is a terrible way to treat your teeth. Dentists report that it can cause fractures and loss of enamel. So, buy the seeds without the shells or use your hands to shell them instead.
8. Chewing a lot of gum
What are the health dangers?
Tooth decay. Stomach issues.
Higher production of saliva also affects how long your fillings will last and wears down the enamel, so it's not even beneficial for the teeth..You will need to sacrifice the freshness and fun of chewing gum to your overall health, as it turns out that chewing it frequently may affect your stomach and teeth. When you chew gum, it stimulates the production of saliva and digestive juices in the stomach, which can lead to everything from acid reflux to peptic ulcers.
Higher production of saliva also affects how long your fillings will last and wears down the enamel, so it's not even beneficial for the teeth.

9. Constantly touching your eyes and face What are the health dangers?
Conjunctivitis. Skin problems.
Similarly, rubbing your eyes can irritate them, make them watery and bring bacteria into your eye area. Worst-case scenario, you can get conjunctivitis, an eye infection that is very unpleasant and painful.Touching your skin with dirty hands is a known cause of acne and herpes, especially if you already have those conditions and keep picking on your skin.
Similarly, rubbing your eyes can irritate them, make them watery and bring bacteria into your eye area. Worst-case scenario, you can get conjunctivitis, an eye infection that is very unpleasant and painful.

10. Reading while lying down What are the health dangers?
Neck pain. Eye strain. Back problems.
I think there is no need to repeat how your posture is very important to your health, but it is crucial for you to know that reading or using a device while lying down can deform the natural curvature of the spine. It can also shift your neck forwards, which in turn strains and shortens the neck muscles, and that's how you get neck pain.

To read in bed safely just follow these tips:

1. Use a pillow to sit up instead of lying down.
2. Keep the book at least 30 cm away from your eyes to prevent eye strain.
3. Don't read while lying down on your side or on your stomach, it's even worse than simply lying down on your back because it curves the spine in an unnatural way and also causes eye strain.
11. Licking or blowing on a scratch or wound What are the health dangers?
Hinders the healing. Infection.
Instead, you have a lot of different bacteria in your mouth, which will slow down the healing process and in rare cases, it can even cause infection. So it's a better idea to use some antibacterial ointment on the wound and cover it up with a band-aid.It is a myth that licking or blowing on a fresh wound will make it heal faster. Though most mammals, such as dogs, have some antibacterial compounds in their saliva, people have only trace amounts of those compounds in their saliva.
12. Using devices during a bathroom break What are the health dangers?
Hemorrhoids. Spreading bacteria. This harmful habit makes you spread bacteria all over your home and body without even knowing it. Reserve your smartphone to the living room.
Also, when you sit on the toilet for extended periods of time, you weaken your intestinal muscles and strain your intestinal blood vessels. So, don't stay on the toilet for more than 5 minutes, or else you risk getting hemorrhoids.

Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:18 am (PST) . Posted by:


Why am I so black?
Why Did You Make Me Black Lord....?
Lord.... Why did you make me black?
Why did you make someone the world would hold back?
Black is the color of dirty clothes, of grimy hands and feet...
Black is the color of darkness, of tired beaten streets...
Why did you give me thick lips, a broad nose and kinky hair?
Why did you create someone who receives the hated stare?

Black is the color of the bruised eye when someone gets hurt...
Black is the color of darkness, black is the color of dirt.
Why are my bone structure so thick, my hips and cheeks so high?
Why are my eyes brown, and not the color of the sky?
Why do people think I'm useless?
How come I feel so used?
Why do people see my skin and think I should be abused?
Lord, I just don't understand...What is it about my skin?
Why it is some people want to hate me and not know the person within?
Black is what people are 'Labeled' when others want to keep them away...
Black is the color of shadows cast...Black is the end of the day.
Lord you know my own people mistreat me and you know this just isn't right...
They don't like my hair, they don't like my skin,
As they say I'm too dark or too light!
Lord, don't you think it's time to make a change?
Why don't you redo creation and make everyone the same?
God's Reply:
Why did I make you black?
Why did I make you black?
I made you in the color of coal from which beautiful diamonds are formed....
I made you in the color of oil, the black gold which keeps people warm.
Your color is the same as the rich dark soil that grows the food you need....
Your color is the same as the black stallion and panther, Oh what majestic creatures indeed!
All colors of the heavenly rainbow can be found throughout every nation...
When all these colors are blended, you become my greatest creation!
Your hair is the texture of lamb's wool, such a beautiful creature is he...
I am the shepherd who watches them,
I will ALWAYS watch over thee!
You are the color of the midnight sky, I put star glitter in your eyes...
There's a beautiful smile hidden behind your pain...That's why your cheeks are so high!
You are the color of dark clouds from the hurricanes I create in September....
I made your lips so full and thick, so when you kiss...they will remember!
Your stature is strong, your bone structure thick to withstand the burden of time...
The reflection you see in the mirror, that image that looks back, That is MINE!
So get off your knees, look in the mirror and tell me what you see?
I didn't make you in the image of darkness...
I made you in the image of ME!

Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:33 pm (PST) . Posted by:


Why do we offer a coconut to god?
The coconut is the purest form of offering that one can render unto God. The fruit is unique in many respects.
The sweet, nectar-like water that it holds is pure and untouched by the human hand.The coarsely knit outer fibers of the coconut represent the jealousy, greed, lust, selfishness and other vices of man, which must be broken up and removed if one is to penetrate and reach the white inner purity and thereafter taste the sweet untouched nectar of spiritual purity and bliss.

The marks on the coconut make it look like the head of a human being. The coconut is broken, symbolising the breaking of the ego or throwing out the EGO. The juice within, representing the inner tendencies (vaasanas) is offered along with the white kernel - the mind, to the Lord.
The eyes also represent the three eyes of man - the two physical eyes plus the third or 'inner eye' can penetrate the false, outer facade and reach the ultimate truth. It alone distinguishes right from wrong.
The composition of the coconut is characteristic of the three elements of man. The hard, outer shell, with its coarse fibers, represents the physical composition. The inner white fruit represents man's psychological element, and the untouched water signifies his spiritual composition.
It is also offered on occasions like weddings, festivals, the use of a new vehicle, bridge, house etc. It is offered in the sacrificial fire whilst performing homa.
Having been offered to God by way of prayer, the coconut is then eaten by Indians as blessed food or prasadham which has now received divine vibrations from God and will therefore give us good health and prosperity.

Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:34 pm (PST) . Posted by:


1) "Learn from the mistakes of others... you can't live long enough to make them all yourselves!!"
2)"A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and Honest people are screwed first."

3)"Even if a snake is not poisonous, it should pretend to be venomous.."
4)"There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth."
5)" Before you start some work, always ask yourself three questions - Why am I doing it, What the results might be and Will I be successful. Only when you think deeply and find satisfactory answers to these questions, go ahead."
6)"As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it."
7)"The world's biggest power is the youth and beauty of a woman."
8)"Once you start a working on something, don't be afraid of failure and don't abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest."
9)"The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind.. But the goodness of a person spreads in all direction."
10)"God is not present in idols. Your feelings are your god. The soul is your temple."
11) "A man is great by deeds, not by birth."
12) "Never make friends with people who are above or below you in status. Such friendships will never give you any happiness."
13) "Treat your kid like a darling for the first five years. For the next five years, scold them. By the time they turn sixteen, treat them like a friend. Your grown up children are your best friends."
14) "Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person."
15) "Education is the Best Friend. An Educated Person is Respected Everywhere. Education beats the Beauty and the Youth."

Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:21 pm (PST) . Posted by:


The power of silence https://www.facebook.com/notes/paritala-gopi-krishna/the-power-of-silence/303247356415/
Speech makes friends or foes,
Silence befriends all.
Speech demands respect,
Silence commands it.
Speech is earth-bound,
Silence is heaven-bound.
Speech educates,
Silence exalts.
Speech is subjective,
Silence is objective.
Speech has regrets,
Silence has none.
Speech has limitations,
Silence is boundless.
Speech needs effort,
Silence a lot more.
Speech is human,
Silence is Divine.
While speaking you are heard by creatures,
In silence you hear the creator.
Silence leads to a stillness of the mind,
Then to introspection,
Then to self-cleansing,
Finally to liberation.

The definite sign of a spiritually minded person is his silent, tolerant attitude. Bees, until they have found the flower and tasted the honey, make a loud, buzzing noise; but the moment they taste the honey, they become absorbed and cease to make a sound. So it is with us. Before we find the truth, we argue and dispute and challenge others who differ from us; but when we come in contact with something deeper, we grow silent and do not try to force it on other minds. We try to live it in our own life inevitably it reaches other lives.

Spiritual qualities are infectious just as evil qualities are. One bad person can drag down many others by his evil propensities; while those who have noble ideals and loving characters uplift others merely by their silent influence.

When we study external conditions, it is sometimes very discouraging to see how slowly this influence works; but it can never fail absolutely. And if we wish to produce a lasting effect on any character, it is better not to have it work too quickly. When we set fire to hay, it makes a tremendous blaze, then in a moment it is all over; while a log fire, which takes a long time to kindle, burns steadily and is dependable. Similarly in spiritual awakening, if the person is over- enthusiastic and emotionally excited, he exhausts his forces and the effect wears off.

If, on the contrary, his deeper nature is touched, it may not show outwardly, but the result endures.
Limit yourself to observing. Take in everything that comes to your awareness whether big, small, trite or ordinary. Content of awareness is less important than the quality of awareness. As quality improves, so silence deepens, you will experience. You will discover, to your delight that revelation is not knowledge.

It is power: a mysterious power

Practice Creative Silence

Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:19 am (PST) . Posted by:


Light of wisdom
Questioner: Is the thought `I am God' or `I am the supreme being' helpful?

Ramana Maharshi: `I am that I am.' `I am' is God, not thinking `I am God.' Realize `I am' and do not think `I am.' `Know I am God,' it is said, and not `Think I am God.` All talk of surrender is like pinching brown sugar from a brown sugar image of Lord Ganesa and offering it as naivedya [food offering] to the same Lord Ganesa. You say you offer your body, soul and all possessions to God. Were they yours that you could offer them? At best, you can only say, `I falsely imagined till now that all these which are yours were mine. Now I realize they are yours. I shall no more act as if they are mine.' This knowledge that there is nothing but God or Self, that I and mine don't exist and that only the Self exists, is jnana

Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:22 pm (PST) . Posted by:


Bhagavan's Mysterious Assistance --- Kunju Swami:
I approached the ticket counter at 5:30 p. m. to buy my ticket to Tiruvannamalai, but to my amazement the clerk refused to sell me one! Nonplussed, I was standing transfixed when a kind elderly man nearby informed me that the town of Tiruvannamalai is quarantined because of a plague epidemic and so no tickets to that destination can be sold. He advised me to buy a ticket to Tirukkoviloor, and to quietly get off at Tiruvannamalai when the train stops briefly to unload mail. Tirukkoviloor is the next station after Tiruvannamalai. When asked for a ticket to Tirukkoviloor, the ticket clerk asked me for additional money. I didn't have it. Crushed with unimaginable frustration, I stood to one side thinking of Bhagavan and overcome by sorrow. When there was only a few minutes left before the train to Tiruvannamalai was to arrive - wonder of wonders - the mystery of Bhagavan's grace descended upon me! Between the two rails, just a short distance from where I stood, a quarter-rupee coin lay glittering. I immediately picket it up and ran to the ticket counter. My train arrived in the station the very moment I was handed the ticket to Tirukkoviloor. Thrilled with the thought of Bhagavan's grace on my poor self, I got on the train and found a seat.

Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:30 am (PST) . Posted by:


Part One - Important Temples Phone Numbers -
Part Two - Navagraha Temple And Other Famous Temple Telephone Numbers
Sl Num
Temple Name
Phone Num
Sooriyanaar koyil (Suryan temple)
Sooriyanaar Koyil
0435 2472349
Chandhiran koeyil (Chandran temple)
04362 262 499
Dharbhaaranyeswarar temple (Sani Sthalam)
04368 236 530
Shenbagaaranyeswarar temple (Raagu Sthalam)
0435 246 3354
Swaethaaranyaeswarar temple (Budhan sthalam)
04364 256 424
Vaitheeswaran koyil (Sevvaai sthalam)
Vaitheeswaran koyil
04364 279 423
Naaganaathar koyil (Kethu Sthalam)
04364 275 222
Agneeswarar temple (VeLLi Venus sthalam)
0435 247 3737
Aabathsahaayeswarar temple (Guru sthalam)
04374 269 407
Dhaenupureeswarar temple
0435 241 6976
Kathiraamangalam vanadhurgai
04364 232 555
Swaaminaatha swaami temple
0435 245 4421
MullaivanaNaatha swaami temple (GarbaRakshaambigai)
04374 273 423
Uppiliyappan koyil
Uppiliyappan koyil
0435 246 3385
Prathiyankaraa dhevi temple
0435 246 3414
UdhvaagaNaatha swaami temple
04364 235 002
Nethraarppaneswarar temple
04366 273 050
Seshapureeswarar temple
0435 246 9555
Saraswathi temple
04366 273 050
Vaanjinaatha swaami temple
Sri Vaanjiyam
04366 291 305
Sivakkozhundheeswarar temple
Thiruchchaththi mutram
04374 267 237
Mahaalingaswaami temple
0435 246 0660
Goemuktheeswarar temple
04364 232 055
Sarabaeswarar temple
0435 246 0760
AmirthaGateswarar temple
04364 287 429
PraanaNaathar temple
0435 247 0480
Ranganaathar temple
Srirangam ( Trichy )
0431 223 0257
Maariyamman temple
Samayapuram ( Near Trichy )
0431 207 0460
Vasishteswarar temple
04362 252 858
Aanjaneyar temple
Anandha mangalam
04364 289 888
Venkataachalapathy temple
Thiruppathi (Andhra Pradhesh)
08877227 7777
Agneeswarar temple (Sani sthalam)
04369 237 454
RajathaGireeswarar temple
04369 237 454
Goekileswarar temple
Thirukkoezhambam (Call Thiruvavaduthurai)
04364 232 055
Bhaaskareswarar temple
Paruththiyappar koyil
954372 256910
Meganaatha swaami temple
04366 239 170
SouriRaajap perumaaL temple
04366 270 557
Marundheeswarar temple
Thiruvaanmiyoor ( Chennai )
Kapaaleeshwarar temple
Mylapore , Chennai
044 2464 1670
Thyaagaraaja swaami temple
04366 242 343
Maariyamman temple
Samayapuran , Trichy
0431 267 0460
Kumbakonam Temple Phone Numbers
Contact nos.
Adhikumbeswarar Temple
0435 - 2420276
Kasiviswanathar Temple
0435 - 2400658
Abimugeswarar Temple
0435 - 2420187
Nageswarar Temple
0435 - 2430386
Sarangapani Swami Temple
0435 - 2430349
Chakrapani Swami Temple
0435 - 2403284
Ramasamy Temple
0435- 2401788
Adhivarahar Temple
0435 - 2433077
Phone Numbers Of Other Temples Around Kumbakonam
Temple Place
Phone Number
Patteeswaram (Durga)
0435 2416976
04364 232555
Swamimalai (Murugan)
0435 2454421
04374 273423
Uppilliappan Kovil (Perumal)
0435 2463385
0435 2463414
04364 235002
04366 273050
0435 2469555
04366 239909
04366 291305
04374 267237
0435 2460660
04364 232055
0435 2460760
04364 287429
0435 2470480
0431 2230257
0431 2070460
04362 252858
04364 289888
Famous Tamilnadu Telephone Numbers - Part II

Temple Name
Temple Phone No's
Temple Timings (Subject to changes)
Bannari Amman Temple - Bannari
04295 - 243289
7.30 Am to 12 .00 & 4.30 Pm to 8.00 Pm
Etukudi - Murugan Temple
04366 - 245426
7.30 Am to 12 .00 & 4.30 Pm to 8.00 Pm
Gunaselam - Prasana Venaketsa Perumal
04326 -275210
6.30 Am to 12 .00 & 4.00 Pm to 8.30 Pm
kalyanapasupatheswerer temple- karur
04324 - 262010
6.30 Am to 12 .00 & 4.00 Pm to 8.30 Pm
Kanchipuram - Agamparanathar Temple
044- 27222084
6.30 Am to 12 .00 & 4.00 Pm to 8.00 Pm
Kanchipuram - Kachabeswerer Temple
044 - 27233384
7.30 Am to 12 .00 & 4.30 Pm to 8.00 Pm
kanchipuram - Kamatchiamman Temple
044- 27222609
6.30 Am to 12 .00 & 4.00 Pm to 8.00 Pm
Karanesswarar Temple Saidapet
7.30 Am to 12 .00 & 4.30 Pm to 8.00 Pm
kodumudi - Narayanaperumal temple
0424 - 222375
6.30 Am to 12 .00 & 4.00 Pm to 8.30 Pm
kuchannur Sani Temple
04554 - 247285
6.30 Am to 12 .00 & 4.00 Pm to 7.30 Pm
Kumbeswarer Temple Kumbakonam
0435 2420276
6.30 Am to 12 .00 & 4.00 Pm to 8.30 Pm
Kundrathur - SubramanyaSwany Temple
044 - 24780436
6.30 Am to 12 .00 & 4.00 Pm to 8.00 Pm
Mahalakshmi Temple-Besant Nager
044 - 24466777
7.30 Am to 12 .00 & 4.30 Pm to 8.00 Pm
Mahalinga Swami Temple - Thiruvidaimarthur
0435 - 2460660
6.30 Am to 12 .00 & 4.00 Pm to 8.30 Pm
Mangadu - Kamatchi Amman Temple
044 - 26272053
7.30 Am to 12 .00 & 4.30 Pm to 8.00 Pm
Maruthamalai - Murugan Temple
0422 - 2422490
7.30 Am to 12 .00 & 4.30 Pm to 8.00 Pm
Mayilam - Murgan Temple
04147 - 237223
7.30 Am to 12 .00 & 4.30 Pm to 8.00 Pm
Mayuranathar Temple - Mayavaram
04364 - 222345
6.30 Am to 12 .00 & 4.00 Pm to 8.30 Pm
Melmaruvathoor - Athiparasakthi Temple
044 - 27529217
6.30 Am to 12 .00 & 4.00 Pm to 8.00 Pm
Mylapore - Kapalieswarar Temple
044 - 24641670
6.30 Am to 12 .00 & 4.00 Pm to 8.30 Pm
Namakal Anjeneyar Temple
04286 - 233999
6.30 Am to 12 .00 & 4.00 Pm to 8.30 Pm
Nellaiappar Temple - Thirunelvelli
0462 - 2339910
6.30 Am to 12 .00 & 4.00 Pm to 7.30 Pm
palani - murugan temple
5.30 Am to 1 .00 & 4.00 Pm to 8.30 Pm
Pateswaram - Amman Temple
7.30 Am to 12 .00 & 4.30 Pm to 8.00 Pm
Pillayapatti - Vinayagar temple
04577 - 264260
6.30 Am to 12 .00 & 4.00 Pm to 7.30 Pm
Punnainallur - Mariamman Temple
04362 - 267740
7.30 Am to 12 .00 & 4.30 Pm to 8.00 Pm
Rameswaram - RamanathaSwamy Temple
04573 - 221223
5.30 Am to 1 .00 & 4.00 Pm to 8.30 Pm
Samayapuram - Mariamman Temple
0431 - 2670460
6.30 Am to 12 .00 & 4.00 Pm to 8.30 Pm
Shiri Musham - PoovaragavaSwami Temple
04144 - 245090
7.30 Am to 12 .00 & 4.30 Pm to 8.00 Pm
shiva vishnu temple Tnager
044- 24344601
7.30 Am to 12 .00 & 4.30 Pm to 8.00 Pm
Swamimalai - Murgan Temple
0435 2454421
6.30 Am to 12 .00 & 4.00 Pm to 8.30 Pm
Thillai KaliAmman Temple - Chidambaram
04144 - 230251
6.30 Am to 12 .00 & 4.00 Pm to 8.00 Pm
Thiruchandur - Murugan Temple
04639 - 242221
5.30 Am to 1 .00 & 4.00 Pm to 8.30 Pm
Thirunermalai- Ranganathaswami Temple
044- 22385484
7.30 Am to 11 .30 & 5.00 Pm to 8.00 Pm
Thiruporur - Kandaswamy Temple
044- 27446226
7.30 Am to 12 .00 & 4.30 Pm to 8.00 Pm
Thiruthani - SubramaniaSwami Temple
044 - 27885303
6.30 Am to 12 .00 & 4.00 Pm to 8.30 Pm
Thiruvakkarai - Vakrakali Amman temple
0413 - 2688949
7.30 Am to 12 .00 & 4.30 Pm to 8.00 Pm
Thiruvannamalai - Arunachaleswarar Temple
04175 - 2522438
6.30 Am to 12 .30 & 4.00 Pm to 9.00 Pm
Thiruvarur - Thiayagaraja Swamy Temple
04366 - 242343
6.30 Am to 12 .00 & 4.00 Pm to 8.30 Pm
Thiruverkadu - Karumarriaman Temple
044- 26800430
6.30 Am to 12 .00 & 4.00 Pm to 8.00 Pm
Tripllicane - Parathasarathy Temple
044- 28442462
6.30 Am to 12 .00 & 4.00 Pm to 8.00 Pm
Valangai - Mariamman Temple
04374 - 264575
7.30 Am to 12 .00 & 4.30 Pm to 8.00 Pm
Vallakottai - Subramanyaswamy Temple
044 - 27172225
7.30 Am to 12 .00 & 4.30 Pm to 8.00 Pm
Vedaranam - Vpedaranyswerer Temple
04369 -250238
6.30 Am to 12 .00 & 4.00 Pm to 8.30 Pm
Vekalliamman Temple -Uraiyur
0431 - 2761869
7.30 Am to 12 .00 & 4.30 Pm to 8.00 Pm

Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:43 am (PST) . Posted by:

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అలాగే మనం మన స్వస్థానం చేరుకొనేందుకు బయలుదేరాం. అనేక జన్మలు ఎత్తాం.
కొన్ని జన్మలు మన లక్ష్యం ఏమిటో తెలుసుకోకుండా గడిపాం. కొన్ని జన్మలు
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ఉండాలి, ఆనందంగా ఉండాలి అనుకుంటున్నాం. అందుకోసం కొందరు వ్యక్తులను చేరదీసి
నా వాళ్ళు అని; కొన్ని వస్తువులను సేకరించి నావి అని భావిస్తూ వాటితో ఆనందం
పొందాలని ప్రయత్నిస్తున్నాం. అయితే ఈ వస్తువులు గాని, వ్యక్తులు గాని
శాశ్వతమైనవి గావు; శాశ్వత ఆనందాన్ని  ఇచ్చేవీ కావు. అవి కొంతకాలం
ఆనందాన్నిచ్చినట్లే ఇచ్చి చివరకు దు:ఖాన్ని మిగిల్చి పోతున్నాయి. మనం ఈ
దు:ఖాన్ని తొలగించుకోవటానికి, సుఖాన్ని పొందటానికి మరి కొన్ని వస్తువుల
కోసం, మరి కొందరు వ్యక్తులకోసం ప్రయత్నిస్తూ ఉంటాం. మళ్ళీ అంతే. ఎన్నటికీ
"మార్పు లేని, శాశ్వతమైన, దు:ఖమిశ్రితం కాని ఆనందాన్ని" మాత్రం పొందలేం గాక
పొందాలేం. ఎందుకంటే ఆనందం అనేది ఈ ప్రాపంచిక వస్తువుల ద్వారా లభించేది
కాదు. అది మనలోనే ఉన్న శాశ్వత, నిత్య, సత్య వస్తువైన ఆత్మ ద్వారా-బ్రహ్మము
ద్వారా, బ్రహ్మానుభూతి ద్వారా మాత్రమే వస్తుంది. ఈ విషయం తెలియకనే దిక్కులు
తెలియక పరిభ్రమించే మానవుడి లాగా ఇక్కడ పరిభ్రమిస్తున్నాం.  ఏవేవో పనులు
చేస్తున్నాం. క్షణం తీరిక లేకుండా చేస్తున్నాం. ఎన్ని జన్మలెత్తినా ఇంకా
ఇంకా ఎత్తుతూనే ఉన్నాం. నిరాశా నిస్పృహలతో కొట్టు మిట్టాడుతూనే ఉన్నాం.
పుడుతూ-చస్తూ-పుడుతూ చస్తూ దు:ఖ సముద్రంలో మునిగి పోతూనే ఉన్నాం.
    కనుక ఈ ప్రపంచాన్ని సత్యమని భావించి, నేను దేహాన్ని - అని
అభిమానించుకొని, ఈ ప్రపంచంలోని వస్తువులను నావి అనుకుంటూ వీటి కోసమే
జీవితాన్ని వినియోగిస్తే మనకు మిగిలేది దు:ఖమే; అశాంతే; జనన మరణ రూప
సంసారమే. కనుక సద్గురువులను ఆశ్రయించు; సత్ శాస్త్రాలను ఆశ్రయించు, వారు
చూపించిన మార్గంలో ప్రయాణించు. ఈ ప్రపంచంపైన, ఈ దేహంపైగల భ్రమను ,
మమకారాన్ని, అహంకారాన్ని విడిచిపెట్టి ఆత్మతో తాదాత్మ్యం చెందు. నీవు
ఆత్మవేగాని జీవుడివి కాదు. దేహానివి కాదు.  కనుక జీవుడిగా
ఉండకు-ఆత్మగా-బ్రహ్మంగా ఉండు. ఇదే నీ కున్న ఏకైక మార్గం. ఇదే ముక్తి
మార్గం. ఇదే జన్మ సాఫల్య మార్గం. ఇదే నీ లక్ష్యం.  ఈ అహంకార మమకారాలు
తొలగాలంటే-ఆత్మ యొక్క (నీ యొక్క) యదార్ధ తత్వాన్ని-యదార్ధ స్వరూపాన్ని
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Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:25 pm (PST) . Posted by:


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Never DOUBT the TRUSTED ones,
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Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:28 pm (PST) . Posted by:


The monkey and the apples (Story)
Humans cling to material objects like the monkey clinging to wooden apples
There once was a happy monkey wandering the jungle, eating delicious fruit when hungry, and resting when tired. One day he came upon a house, where he saw a bowl of the most beautiful apples. He took one in each hand and ran back into the forest. He sniffed the apples and smelled nothing.

He tried to eat them, but hurt his teeth. They were made of wood, but they were beautiful, and when the other monkeys saw them, he held onto them even tighter.
He admired his new possessions proudly as he wandered the jungle. They glistened red in the sun, and seemed perfect to him. He became so attached to them, that he didn't even notice his hunger at first.
A fruit tree reminded him, but he felt the apples in his hands. He
couldn't bear to set them down to reach for the fruit. In fact, he
couldn't relax, either, if he was to defend his apples. A proud, but
less happy monkey continued to walk along the forest trails.
The apples became heavier, and the poor little monkey thought about leaving them behind. He was tired, hungry, and he couldn't climb trees or collect fruit with his hands full. What if he just let go?
Letting go of such valuable things seemed crazy, but what else could he do? He was so tired. Seeing the next fruit tree, and smelling it's fruit was enough. He dropped the wooden apples and reached up for his meal. He was happy again.
Like that little monkey, we sometimes carry things that seem too
valuable to let go. A man carries an image of himself as "productive" carries it like a shiny wooden apple. But in reality, his busyness leaves him tired, and hungry for a better life. Still, letting go seems crazy. Even his worries are sacred apples - they prove he's "doing everything he can." He holds onto them compulsively.
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Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:32 pm (PST) . Posted by:


Just Stay
A nurse took the tired, anxious serviceman to the bedside.

"Your son is here," she said to the old man.
She had to repeat the words several times before the patient's eyes opened.
Heavily sedated because of the pain of his heart attack, he dimly saw the young uniformed Marine standing outside the oxygen tent. He reached out his hand. The Marine wrapped his toughened fingers around the old man's limp ones, squeezing a message of love and encouragement.
The nurse brought a chair so that the Marine could sit beside the bed. All through the night the young Marine sat there in the poorly lighted ward, holding the old man's hand and offering him words of love and strength. Occasionally, the nurse suggested that the Marine move away and rest awhile..
He refused. Whenever the nurse came into the ward, the Marine was oblivious of her and of the night noises of the hospital - the clanking of the oxygen tank, the laughter of the night staff members exchanging greetings, the cries and moans of the other patients.
Now and then she heard him say a few gentle words. The dying man said nothing, only held tightly to his son all through the night.
Along towards dawn, the old man died. The Marine released the now lifeless hand he had been holding and went to tell the nurse. While she did what she
Finally, she returned. She started to offer words of sympathy, but the Marine interrupted her.
"Who was that man?" he asked.
The nurse was startled, "He was your father," she answered.
"No, he wasn't," the Marine replied. "I never saw him before in my life."
"Then why didn't you say something when I took you to him?"
"I knew right away there had been a mistake, but I also knew he needed his son, and his son just wasn't here.
When I realized that he was too sick to tell whether or not I was his son, knowing how much he needed me, I stayed."
I came here tonight to find a Mr. x.
His Son was Killed today, and I was sent to inform him. What was this Gentleman's Name?
The Nurse with Tears in Her Eyes Answered,
Mr. x.............
The next time someone needs you ... just be there. Stay.

Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:24 pm (PST) . Posted by:


A Story about heaven https://www.facebook.com/notes/ramesh-chivukula/a-story-about-heaven/284592072416/

itan that he was ;
He decided to take on his father Brahma . He asked him why he was being so unfair to poor souls which could be accomodated in heaven so very easily when they were in torment in hell and earth.

Brahma , the wisest , smiled and said " My Son , who is preventing people from entering heaven ? If they choose not to ; how can i help ? "

Narada : Just give me the power i shall bring more desrving people to heaven

Brahma : So be it , son ; Wish you good luck !

Narada comes down to earth ; the first being he encounters is a pig which is enjoying rolling in filth.
Narada asks the pig : Mr Pig , I take pity on you . I can transport you to heaven this very moment ; will you come ? The Pig says : Oh thank you very much Mr Narad ; ya i shall be delighted to come over there ; but on one condition !

No problem says Narada , just ask.

Pig asks : Will you ensure that this filth will be there even in heaven ; so that i can continue my play ?

Narada bows his head down and goes away .

He then comes across a middle aged businessman who had just suffered some losses and was praying at the local temple very fervently. Narada decides that he is a good candidate for heaven. He approaches him and outlines the plan and his requests his approval. The business magnate Mr Vaid shakes his head slowly and says : Mr Narad ; I can understand where you are coming from . But you see in business loss and gain are part of the game. I have suffered a huge loss no yes ; but am quite confident I can make up and build my business over again . After all I have to hand over the business in good shape to my sons , otherwise they will curse me. Kindly go away , am not interested.

Narada is not one to cow down so easily ; he says : I will go for now but will come back again to give you another chance after few years .

A decade passes by . Mr Vaid has prospered and his sons are well settled. Mr Vais spends half an hour daily in the puja room. On one such day Narada catches him again . Ah , now you are free , arent you ? Come let us go to heaven .

Mr Vaid loses his temper . Mr Narad , just now i have started enjoying fuits of my hard work ; my sons have taken over my group of companies and they are doing very well . Am quite happy being a non active Director . I spend lots of time with my grandchildren ; i visit temples and offer pujas. I go for periodic pilgrimages. Am enjoying good health . Am so happy ; why do you pester me thus ? Why should i forego this happiness here and look for something of which I know not ? Please get lost ; otherwise I shall call my chowdikar ( security man ) and command him to shoot you down !

Narada goes away in shame . But he is more than determined to make Mr Vaid visit heaven atleast once.

Few decades have passed. Mr Vaid is a sickly old man ; he has been confined to a dark room and he is not allowed to have visitors. His grandchildren are afraid to come near him. Narada decides that this is the right time to corner him. He appears before him and asks Mr Vaid ; do you recogonise me ? Mr Vaid's eyesight is poor but he could make out from the voice that it was Narad.

Well , are you ready now ? Your children no longer care for you and you are very sick as well . Now is the time for you , this is your last chance .

Mr Vaid speaks slowly but surely nodding his head sadly says : See Mr Narad , my children might have forsaken me ; but in my eyes theye still my own . Also seeing the grandchildren romping about this palatial house ( built over the years through my sweat ) gives me great pleasure. Everyone in the house is busy ; now am the chowdikar in this house . I need to guard this house . Am content with whatever little am fed and I live through the eyes of my children , grand and great grand children . Please go away . I dont have the strenght to argue ; please leave me alone for God's Sake !!

Narada atlast realises Brahma's wisdom and goes back to his singing ways...

Aum Shaanthi ..Hare Krsna ..Amen !

Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:59 pm (PST) . Posted by:


మోహం కధ

ఒక సాధువు నడిచి వెళుతూ అలసటగా ఉంటే ఒక చెట్టు కింద కూర్చున్నాడు..

ఎదురుగా వున్న ఇంట్లోని గృహస్థుడు ఆయన్ని చూసి తమ ఇంట్లోకి వచ్చి కొంచెం సేపు విశ్రాంతి తీసుకోమని కోరాడు.
సాధువుకి మంచి భోజనం పెట్టి, చీకటి పడింది కదా ఈ పూటకి ఇక్కడే వుండమని కోరాడు ఆ ఇంటి యజమాని.
మాటల్లో తన కష్టసుఖాలు ముచ్చటిస్తూ, యజమాని,
" ఏమిటో నండీ ! సంసారంలో సుఖం లేదండీ..మీజీవితమే హాయి !! అన్నాడు
వెంటనే ఆ సాధువు " అయితే నా వెంట రా ! నీకు మోక్ష మార్గం చూపిస్తాను " అన్నాడు.
యజమాని కంగారుపడుతూ.
" అలా ఎలా కుదురుతుంది ??
పిల్లలు చిన్నవాళ్ళు.. వాళ్ళను పెంచి పెద్ద చేయాలి కదా !!" అన్నాడు.
సాధువు మాట్లాడలేదు. కొన్ని సంవత్సరాలు గడిచాయి.
ఆ సాధువు మరల అదే మార్గంలో వస్తూ ఆ ఇంటిని చూ‌సి ఆగాడు. ఆయన్ని చూసి యజమాని సాదరంగా ఆహ్వానించి, అతిథి మర్యాదలు చేశాడు.మాటలలో సాధువు అన్నాడు, " పిల్లలు పెద్దవాళ్లు అయ్యారు కదా నా వెంట రా! నీకు మోక్ష మార్గం చూపిస్తాను " యజమాని తడబడుతూ " ఇప్పుడే కాదు స్వామీ ! పిల్లలు స్థిరపడాలి....
వాళ్ళ పెళ్ళిళ్ళు చేయాలి ....." అన్నాడు.
ఇంకా కొన్ని సంవత్సరాలు గడిచాయి. సాధువు మళ్లీ అదే.... యజమాని ఆతిథ్యం... సాధువు అదే మాట ..... యజమాని జవాబు కొంచెం విసుగ్గా.." పిల్లలకి డబ్బు విలువ తెలియదు.. అందుకని నేను దాచినంతా ఆ చెట్టు కింద పాతిపెట్టాను..వీలు చూసుకుని చెబుతాను. ఒక పెద్ద ఇల్లు కట్టాలి.. మీలాగా నాకు ఎలా కుదురుతుంది " అన్నాడు..
ఇంకా కొన్ని సంవత్సరాలు గడిచాయి
సాధువు మళ్లీ అదే మార్గంలో వస్తూ ఆ ఇంటి వంక చూడకుండా వెళ్ళి పోతుండగా ఆ యజమాని కొడుకు గమనించి ఆహ్వానించాడు .
అతను తమ తండ్రి మరణించాడని చెప్పాడు.. సాధువు కి కొంచెం బాధనిపించింది.
ఆతిథ్యం స్వీకరించి బయటికి వచ్చాడు.. చెట్టు కింద ఒక కుక్క కూర్చుని వుంది యజమాని అనుమానంగా దాని వంక చూశాడు..
సందేహంలేదు యజమాని కుక్కగా పుట్టాడు.. సాధువు మంత్రజలం దాని మీద జల్లి ,
" ఏమిటి నీ పిచ్చి మోహం ???!కుక్క గా పుట్టి ఇంటికి కాపలా కాస్తున్నావా ?? నా వెంట రా.. నీకు మోక్ష మార్గం చూపిస్తాను "
అన్నాడు.. యజమాని " ఆ మాట మాత్రం వినలేను..
ఎందుకంటే నేను డబ్బు ఇక్కడ దాచిన సంగతి పిల్లలకి చెప్పలేదు ఎవరూ దోచుకోకుండా చూడాల్సిన బాధ్యత నాదే కదా " అన్నాడు.
మళ్ళీ కొన్నాళ్ళకి సాధువు ఆ దారిన వస్తూ ఆ ఇంటి వైపు చూశాడు . కుక్క కనపడలేదు పక్కవారిని అడిగితే అది పోయిందని చెప్పారు.అయినా సాధువు అనుమానంగా చుట్టూ చూస్తుంటే చెట్టు కింద ఒక పాము కనిపించింది.. పరీక్షగా చూసాడు ఖచ్చితంగా ఆ యజమాని మళ్ళీ పాము గా....
మంత్రజలం చల్లి, " ఇంకా ఈ ఇంటిని వదిలి వెళ్ళవా ???
........" అన్నాడు
ఆ ఒక్క మాట మాత్రం అనకండి. నా సొమ్ము పిల్లలకి కాకుండా ఇతరులకి దక్కనీయకుండా చూడాలి కదా అన్నాడు దీనంగా..
సాధువు వెంటనే అతని ఇంట్లోకి వెళ్లి , అతని కొడుకులతో " మీ నాన్న ఆ చెట్టు కింద దాచిపెట్టాడు. కానీ జాగ్రత్త! అక్కడ పాము ఉంది " అన్నాడు.అనగానే కొడుకులు ఎగిరి గంతేసి,,

కర్రలు తీసుకుని బయలుదేరారు. తన కొడుకులే తనను కర్రలతో చావగొడుతుంటే అతను దీనంగా సాధువు వంక చూశాడు
కానీ అప్పటికే చాలా ఆలస్యమైంది

గృహస్థాశ్రమం లో బాధ్యతలు తప్పవు కాని మోహబంధాలు ఎంత గట్టిగా మనం కట్టేసుకోవాలి అనే వివేకం చాలా అవసరం.

ఇహమే కాదు పరం గురించి కూడా మనం తప్పనిసరిగా ఆలోచించాలి .... !!!

Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:18 pm (PST) . Posted by:


The greateness of Omkaram is highlighted by the following saying.
जपेन दहते पापं प्राणायामैस्तथा मलं ध्यानेन जन्मनिर्यातं धारणाभिश्च मुच्यते॥
(జపేన దహతే పాపం ప్రాణాయామైస్తథా మలం ధ్యానేన జన్మనిర్యాతమ్ ధారణాభిశ్చ ముచ్యతే...)
japena dahate paapam praanaayamaistathaa malam dhyaanena janmaniryaatam dhaarnaabhischa muchyate...

"The Omkara burns off our sins when we chant it, physical and mental impurity is removed through praanaayama with omkaram, the sins accumulated through births are burnt of through meditation on omkarama and by going through the eight steps of ashtangayoga with pranavam, one reaches emancipation from worldy existence for ever.. "
ॐ इत्येकाक्षरं ब्रह्म व्याहरन् मामनुस्मरन् यः प्रयाति त्यजन् देहं स याति परमां गतिं॥ ....गीतायां
(ఓం ఇత్యేకాక్షరం బ్రహ్మ వ్యాహరన్ మామనుస్మరన్ యః ప్రయాతి త్యజన్ దేహమ్ స యాతి పరమాం గతిం.. గీతలో)
OM ityekaaksharam brahma vyaaharana maamanusmaran yaH prayaati tyajan deham sa yaati paramaam gatim.. in Gita
"Uttening the one supreme work OM which is brhama itself and concentrating his mind on Me, if a person leaves his body in the end, he reaches the supreme state of immortality....." Declared the Blessed Lord Krishna in Bagavat gita.
The importance of Upasana of Gayatri is underlined in the following discussion.
यद्यपि परमेश्वरः सर्वत्र अभिन्नरूपतया वर्त्तमानः तथापि गायत्र्युपासकस्य विशिष्टफलप्रदः नान्यथा। अयं दृष्टान्तः याज्ञवल्क्यने कथितः
गवां सर्पिः शरीरस्तं न करोत्यङ्गपोषणं गायत्रीं जपतो नित्यं पुष्णात्यङ्गं सदाशिवः।
एवं सहि शरीरस्थः सर्पिवत् परमेश्वरः विना चोपासनादेव न करोति हितं नृणां॥।
యద్యపి పరమేశ్వరః సర్వత్ర అభిన్నరూపతయా వర్తమానః తథాపి గాయత్యుపాసకస్య విశిష్ట ఫలప్రదః నాన్యథా | అయం ద్రుష్టాన్తః జయ్ణవల్క్యనే కథితః
గవాం సర్పిః శరీరస్తం న కరోత్యఙ్గపోషణం గాయత్రీం జపతో నిత్యం పుష్ణాత్యఙ్గ సదాశివః |
ఏవం సహి శరీరస్థః సర్పివత్ పరమేశ్వరః వినా చోపాసనాదేవ న కరోతి హితం నృణాం ||
Even though Lord Shiva is present as Vishvamoorthy manifesting himself everywhere, He identified in particular the worshiper of Gayatri and bestows on him all the grace. Yajnavalkya has given the following example:-
"The butter or ghee present in the milk is inherent in the body of the cow.. But in that state the nutrient does nothing special to nourish the body of the cow. But when the cow is milched, and the ghee is extracted and partaken, it nourishes human body (or even the body of the cow itself). Similarly Lord Sadaashiva even though present everywhere does not do anything particular for the benefit of the people unless they perform devout Upasana through Gayatri. For Gayatri Upasakaas Bhagavaan Shambu is the greatest nourisher."

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