Raag Malhaar?Are you crazy? Humbug! Stupid!
“Hey! Look at this poster.Moment it is sensed that season’s Rain is delayed,we will see festivity on classical singer’s face.You know this classical music fraternity exaggerates and lives in delusion.” I said while looking at Shiv Kumar Sharma’s malhar concert poster in music college.
“Why do you think so?”
“Take popular example. They say, it rains when someone sings technically perfect Raag Malhaar.”
“What is wrong in it?”
“Have you ever seen rain pouring out when someone sung Raag Malhaar? I put it on my iPod several times during summer but it never rains.lol.”
“My dear friend,you heard it right, it does bring rain.It showers rain of rare human emotions inside you when you sing/listen it with devotion(Give more emphasis to this word ‘Devotion’ It can fall into endanger feelings of ardent love.In hindi you call it ‘भक्ति’. Most of your generation laugh loud at Bhakti and Bhakt but never mind, you too will understand science behind it soon.Stay tuned with nature(prakruti)). Don’t expect rain outside if you cannot feel rain inside. If our sensitivity is not developed enough to pour out rain inside, we must not expect rain outside.And must avoid marking every puzzle as ‘humbug’. Remember? You,now being ardent follower of Yoga,declared ‘Yoga’ humbug 10 years back?”
“If you fail to understand social/life puzzle mentioned in your scriptures,do try to solve it with the help of current science. If you fail to solve it, do experience it at least. भक्ति is one such science calling for research papers as well as ardent भक्त.
यदन्तरं तद् बाह्यं यद् बाह्यं तदन्तरम् |
Let what is inward turn outside, let what is outward be within.
Let uprightness be the nature & see the magic.Learn to live hypocrisy free life and see the magic. Be who you are all the time and Nature will surely pour rain for you. My challenge to you. If you will perform selfless sadhna,you will be able to help yourself for inner rain of emotions and Raag Malhaar will serve you best.Details about sadhna and bhakti, some other day. We are late for our appointment with dean.”
Individually, our everyday choices might seem to have no consequences at all on global environment. What for example, is the impact of a farmer burning diesel for fetching water to grow food, a kid playing with battery operated toy, professional travelling weekly by air or we discussing environment over internet. Casual individual events with no significant life changing result for action performer. When we take a bird’s eye view of these actions, they are consumption activities. Consumption cannot conclude without consequences. Fire consumes havya (anything to be offered as an oblation) and the ash is a consequences.
So if you claim that you are person with Satvik bent of mind, you must think before you begin any consumption activity. Ask yourself few questions and strive to find positive reasons to start your activity
1) What is long term impact of my action on self, family, society, nation and environment?
2) Is it compulsion for following my dharma? If yes, what are the
ways of atonement/compensation?
More of us think before act, better will be future of next generation and lesser curse on us.
The aquatic bird swan lives on lakes that abound in lotuses, and subsists in a measure upon the underground stalk of the lotus plant (such a stalk is called bisa), whose joint (granthi), when crushed (bhagna), exudes a juice designated by the word ksira, which is also a common name for milk. Thus the bird, as it floats on the lake, may be said to drink ksira or milk out of water.
“Others see not the difference when water is mixed with milk, but the swan at once separates the milk and the water; so too when the souls are absorbed in the supreme Brahman, the Lord,-the faithful, who have received the Guru’s words, can at once draw a difference between them.”
May our children, next generation, emerge as swans, with mighty discriminatory sense of right vs wrong.
It is welcome sign to see so many educated youth running online forums, keeping focus on future of Bharat. The future of India has in recent times been the subject of discussion among many thinkers. It is happy moment that they have a keen desire to think on the problem and indicate the lines on which it should be approached. Some of them have already expressed their views which throw much light on the various aspects of the subject as well as on the present trend of our thinking public. It seems that the India of tomorrow has entered their imagination. Many of them believe that for India to live and grow into the fullness of her being, a better social order must be built on principles of justice and equity, and completely free from any kind of social and economic inequality. The problem of India, according to them, is the problem of bread, and an India well-fed and well-clothed will be an India happy and contented. Religion and spirituality are, in their opinion, hindrances to social progress, and are therefore tabooed in their scheme. Some speak of a new civilization(!) altogether! Some are religiously believing in ‘Back to past’ with no modern ways of living! Some of them wants only a overhaul of political system i.e. democratic reforms in terms of procedures and laws.
What struck me hard in all these ways is that they do not properly appreciate Spiritual heritage, far less recognize its importance to her future building. And it is unfortunate that even an attitude of disdain is sometimes betrayed towards the spiritual genius of India which has all along been, and still is, the motive-force of her life and culture. The vision that India saw of the Infinite, the immortal truths that she discovered, the culture that she built up on her profound spiritual experiences have not only enriched beyond measure but have given its value, character and distinction to her civilization. It is therefore imperative that in a discussion of what the civilization of India is going to be in the future, the very first thought should go to that essential basis of her culture, the dominant tendency of her soul.
May we do not ignore essential imperatives this time. Let us not repeat the mistake of living on extreme ends.
No ritual of this land ends without Prasad. No Prasad without Panchamrita (पञ्चामृत). It is a mixture of five foods used in Hindu worship and puja, usually honey, sugar, milk, yogurt, and ghee. I remember, how my mother used to stop me every time I start from home for exam. She would feed a spoon full of misti dahi (dahi and/or jaggery/sugar) as a शुकन token and my success in exams. In marriage ritual, पञ्चामृत is used profusely as it is major emotional event for both families. Mighty God Krishna is never seen without probiotic food.
Amazing science behind it! As I shared in last post about connection of CAT and अपशुकन in last post, here is the connection of पञ्चामृत and शुकन (Well-being or well-execution of future immediate actions). All thanks to tiny little microbes whom we are ready to kill everyday using anti-microbes weapons. 🙂
Lactobacilli bacteria in dahi reduces anxiety, chronic fatigue and depression. That is the magic of just one type of bacteria. Generally when dahi is fermented at home, it can have all beneficial bacteria. In पञ्चामृत, ghee and honey are potent probiotic food, increasing potency of altering our mood.
There is another bacteria in probiotic food: Bifidobacterium infantis. Probiotic treatment with B. infantis in a rat maternal separation model of depression resulted in a normal immune response, normal behavior, and normal levels of stress hormone in the brainstem compared to untreated rats. (As I’ve stated many times here, gut function affects all body parts, including the brain.)
So your mother or grandmother was more scientific than you and me who were laughing on them for blind rituals.
Things to take care for availing full benefits of probiotic Dahi
1) Fermentation must happen at home. Factory made Dahi will have bacteria from factory environment (other than Lactobacilli). Our home is full of bacteria suited for our body. So prepare dahi at home.
2) For probiotics to survive beyond acidic stomach pathway and establish themselves in GUT, milk, honey, jiggery used should be full of nutrition which bacteria can use for survival in harsh stomach conditions. Find Raw Desi Gay milk for it. Find chemical-free unprocessed honey and jiggery. Find unrefined non-white sugar.
3) Consume fresh Dahi. Do not refrigerate.
4) Prepare Panchamrit. Not exclusive dahi. Take in small quantity. For large quantity, prepare butter milk.
5) Avoid during monsoon due to unstable environment crowded so many different pathogens.
भोजने च जनार्दनम् ।
शयने पद्मनाभं च
विवाहे च प्रजापतिम् ॥१॥
Think of Vishnu while taking medicine, Janardana while eating¸ Padmanabha while lying down (to sleep) and Prajapati while getting married.
युद्धे चक्रधरं देवं
प्रवासे च त्रिविक्रमम् ।
श्रीधरं प्रियसंगमे ॥ २ ॥
(Think of) Chakradhara while fighting, Trivikrama when you are away from home, Narayana while giving up your body and Sridhara when you meet with those whom you love.
दुःस्वप्ने स्मर गोविन्दं
सङ्कटे मधुसूदनम् ।
कानने नारसिंहं च
पावके जलशायिनम् ॥३॥
(Think of) Govinda when you get bad dreams, Madhusudana when you are in trouble, Narasimha when you are in a forest and Jalashayee when you are caught in a fire.
जलमध्ये वराहं च
पर्वते रघुनन्दनम् ।
गमने वामनं चैव
सर्वकार्येषु माधवम् ॥४॥
(Think of ) Varaha incarnation of the Lord when you are in deep water, Raghunandana (Sri Ram) when you are on a mountain, Vamana when you are on the move and Madhava in all your activities.
Those who chant these sixteen names of the Lord after waking up in the morning will be rid of all sins and will be honoured in Vishnuloka (Vaikuntha)
विष्णुर्विक्रमणात्’ (महाभारत उद्योग पर्व ७०/१३) इति व्यासोक्तेः He is Vishnu because he moves(spreads) in all directions – vide words of Bhagavan Vedavayasa quoted above.
वेवेष्टि व्याप्नोतीति विष्णुः देशकालवस्तुपरिच्छेदशून्य इत्यर्थः One who pervades everything, unlimited by space, time or object is Vishnu विशतीति विष्णुः Enters (विशति) (all living beings as the indwelling spirit), therefore the Lord is known as Vishnu. shruti also says ‘तत्सृष्ट्वा तदेवानुप्राविशत्’ having created the world, He entered it (as the jivatma)
रोदसी व्याप्य कान्तिरभ्यधिका स्थितास्येति विष्णुः
व्याप्य मे रोदसी पार्थ
कान्तिरभ्यधिका स्थिता ।
विष्णुरित्यभिसंज्ञितः ॥ ( महाभारत, शान्ति ३४१/४२-४३)
O Arjuna ! since my abundant effulgence is spread in the whole of this earth and the skies or because I have unrestricted movement in all directions, I am known as Vishnu
If you are proud parents of 8-10 years old girl child, it is good for her to observe fast and be with nature during these days.
8-10 years old female child is on the verge of puberty. She will go through tremendous physiological changes in upcoming decade. Her reproductive system is on the verge of maturation. During this time, it is important to keep her happy. Her healthy mental state will regulate these physiological changes and won’t allow abnormalities. Fasting will boost her immune system so that pathogens don’t disturb highly vulnerable cervix development.
This ritual becomes more crucial in our times when girls are reaching puberty very early duty chemical cocktails in our lives.
During this time of the year, mother nature is in blooming mood. Mother is in shades of rejuvenation. If she spends more time in nature, she will inspire from mother and do not worry about rapid physiological changes.
1) Fasting will keep her yearly immunity at best level.
2) Beginning of monsoon is the season of rapid changes. She can best sync her physiological changes with mother nature
Gauri Vrat. Enjoy these moments with your girl child. Make this special period for her.
Side note: There is debate going on at national level about sex education. Sex education? This is ideal time to describe sacred importance of reproduction. Unlike moronic modern sex education who teaches vikruti in name of education (For example, “use condoms and consume yourself safely” type campaigns)
Real sex education will teach kids right actions at right age. Teen age is not the right age as reproductive organs are not yet ready. Indulgence in pre-mature age = havoc in future years. From infections to cancer. Save your children by imparting right values.
I know, you will have question that why not for boys?
Let me explain by one example: Farmers need to take care of both field and seeds. Same treatment cannot be applied to field and seeds.Like that field and seeds in humans should be taken care.
Boys maturation happen little later than girls. They carry seeds. Farmers give different treatment to seeds than fields. Their development happen at Akhada (अखाडा playground) where seeds are protected until good matured spring.
Early Puberty is not only havoc for your girl child but also her future children.
Early puberty is purely an environmental phenomenon. More artificial hormone-bending chemicals in food, water and air. On top of it, filthy Bollywood and TV matures mind early.
On top of it, so called international schools and their local blind copies promote sex education. TV is full of condom ads. Authors and columnists (Chetan Bhagat type) promote free-sex. And then, there is series of planned days like Friendship day, Valentine day etc.
This results into premature sex. Teen-age encounters. Youth engaged in adult acts.
And then we promote HPV vaccines!
Neck like opening to the uterus is called Cervix. In Hindi, it is called गर्भाशय मुख. Opening of Womb.
This Cervix wall act as a protection wall of uterus (divine soil/kshetra where new jiva resides for 9 months). Behind this wall, Prana, architect of human body, is working 24×7 for 9 months, to carve the human body. Any disturbance to this Prana’s work means deformity or miscarriage. Manual abortions do nothing but disturb Prana’s work.
Vagina is full of bacteria. Some of them are healthy bacteria (like lactobacilli which helps newborn to teach breastfeeding) and some of them are pathogens (Any disease-producing agent). This Cervix wall is natural defense against them.
Cervix wall starts developing with first cycle of period in teen age females. It becomes mature by the age 18-21. See picture to understand the difference between cervix wall in adult female and teen age female.
Liberals often talk in favor of sex education in schools. This education and other mediums bombarding sex is not sex education but lust education. This results into teen girls engaged in sex. Some of them become mother before crossing 18.
When teen age females are involved in natural/unnatural sexual acts (which is common in western countries and now in India too 🙁 ), they are early exposed to pathogens and these pathogens passes cervix wall as it is immature and one layer wall (see picture). This lead to infection in uterus and many other issues, including cervical cancer at middle age. So much stress for organ which is still under development.
HPV virus spreads only when immature wall is exposed to it in teen age. It cannot work in females who did not experience sex before ripen age i.e after 21.
Right sex education is education of Brahmcharya. It should inspire teens celibacy for their own wellbeing. No luring, no lust, pure science. Sanatana principles.
Instead of Brahmcharya, our habits, school environment and family environment promotes teen sex. I see many parents laugh on their teens affair relations. Morons!
And as a solution, they suggest HPV vaccine! 😀 . HPV vaccine to innocent female teens is like forceful exposure of HPV virus to immature Cervix without any sexual acts. This is giving ample side effects. Sometimes deadly. Sometimes premature ovarian failure. It snatches right of motherhood for many. And if there is motherhood, children suffer from unforeseen sicknesses due to disturbed Prana during pregnancy.
This HPV infection is increasing in India as teens are not rampant and involved in sex at very early age. No text book covers this 🙁
Sex followed by HPV vaccine is not a solution for teens. Brahmcharya is.
We do not give solid food to infant due to their inability, why can’t same be followed for cervix wall?
Think about it. Learn Vrata(s) of monsoon. Amazing but easy tools to remain in sync with mother nature.
Fearlessness of walking on right path (Life dedicated for धर्म संस्थापनाय).
Language of my writing might be without polish and elegance, but following carefully the path of the Vedas, is pleasing to him who has FAITH.
My greed is great for the gem of Vedic Knowledge, when shining with additional lustre in the light of the investigation of scriptures.
For the most part of research(scientific investigation) in this world has been made नास्तिक ( नास्तिक is not atheist) in nature, I tried to turn such investigations on आस्तिक path, on path of Vedas.
Reverencing the Scripture as I do, let none reproach me, should err (in my exposition). He that goes by the right path need not be ensured, even if he slips (occasionally).”
There is a conflict going on between two unequal entities, namely, the result of actions in a previous birth and the result of actions during this birth. The fight between these two is like the fight between two fierce birds or animals. In this fight, the one which is weak will surrender to the one which is strong.
Effect of past life karma will remain there however, One should, by Herculean effort and gnashing one’s teeth, gain victory over the bad effects of the past karma by the good karma done during this birth.
व्यवहारकुशलता is primary trait of pious character.
व्यक्तित्व के विकास में व्यवहारकुशलता का अपना एक विशिष्ट स्थान है | दुःख इस बात का है, कि आज व्यवहारकुशलता को गलत अर्थों में ले लिया गया है | आज जो चतुर, चालाक, चापलूस, चपल और चाटुकार हो, उसे व्यवहारकुशल समझा जाता है | इस गलत धारणा का निराकरण सर्वत्र होना चाहिये |
जो मन से मनन किया गया हो, वही वाणी से बोलें | और जो वाणी से कहें, उसे ही कार्यान्वित करें | आज सब कुछ उल्टा हो गया है | अब स्थिति यह है – ‘मन की बात मन ही राखे, कहे वही जो जग मन भाये |’ कितने ही वायदे कर ले जुबान से, पूरा एकहु करे न कराये’ || यह स्थिति डिप्लोमेसी तो हो सकती है, व्यवहारकुशलता नहीं | व्यवहारकुशलता का एक मूलभूत सिद्धान्त यह है, कि सबसे प्रीतिपूर्वक, (अर्थात् निष्कपटता के साथ), धर्मानुसार, (अर्थात् उचित अनुचित को ध्यान में रखते हुये) वरतना चाहिये | व्यवहारकुशलता का मापदण्ड इस बात में है कि जो कहा जा रहा हो, वह व्यवहारिक हो, और क्रियात्मक रूप से व्यवह्रत किया जा सके | वचनबद्धता और सही चीज का सही ढंग से, सही समय पर क्रियान्वन व्यवहारकुशलता के अभिन्न अंग हैं |
Fire has power of Tapa, Vital Air has power of motion, Sun has power of light, Moon has power of coolness, and Water has power of peace. These are primary Devatas, working day and night at our disposal.
This is eternal model of self-purification, mass-purification.