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Why addictions are never welcomed in धर्म framework?

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Why addictions are never welcomed in dharma framework (Society living life based on dharma). Dharma is not religion/sects.

Addictions fires neuronal network in one specific area (based on type of addiction) continuously.

Read this research to know more.

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The hippocampus — a part of the brain that sits within our temporal lobes — plays a major role in our everyday memory of events and of where and when they happen — for example remembering where we parked our car before going shopping.

This research has shown that a lack of restraint in the neural firing within the hippocampus disrupts hippocampus-dependent memory; in addition, such aberrant neuron firing within the hippocampus also disrupted attention — a cognitive function that does not normally require the hippocampus.

Increased activity can be more detrimental than reduced activity


Research


Too much activity in one of the brain’s key memory regions is bad for your memory and attention

https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/news/pressreleases/2016/august/too-much-activity-in-one-of-the-brain’s-key-memory-regions-is-bad-for-your-memory-and-attention.aspx

The hippocampus — a part of the brain that sits within our temporal lobes — plays a major role in our everyday memory of events and of where and when they happen — for example remembering where we parked our car before going shopping.

This research has shown that a lack of restraint in the neural firing within the hippocampus disrupts hippocampus-dependent memory; in addition, such aberrant neuron firing within the hippocampus also disrupted attention — a cognitive function that does not normally require the hippocampus.

Increased activity can be more detrimental than reduced activity

Dr Bast, said: “Our research carried out in rats highlights the importance of GABAergic inhibition within the hippocampus for memory performance and for attention. The finding that faulty inhibition disrupts memory suggests that memory depends on well-balanced neural activity within the hippocampus, with both too much and too little causing impairments. This is an important finding because traditionally, memory impairments have mainly been associated with reduced activity or lesions of the hippocampus.

“Our second important finding is that faulty inhibition leading to increased neural activity within the hippocampus disrupts attention, a cognitive function that does not normally require the hippocampus, but depends on the prefrontal cortex. This probably reflects that there are very strong neuronal connections between hippocampus and prefrontal cortex. Our finding suggests that aberrant hippocampal activity has a knock-on effect on the prefrontal cortex, thereby disrupting attention.

“Overall, our new findings show that increased activity of a brain region, due to faulty inhibitory neurotransmission, can be more detrimental to cognitive function than reduced activity or a lesion. Increased activity within a brain region can disrupt not only the function of the region itself — in this case hippocampus-dependent memory — but also the function of other regions to which it is connected — in this case prefrontal cortex-dependent attention.”

Varna, Environment and Quality of varna traits

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Varna, Environment and Quality of varna traits
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Varna and Environment
 
Sandalwood tree is hemiparasite. Being hemiparasite, it has dependence on host plants for nitrogen fixing roots. Hemiparasite is a parasitic plant that lacks a fully developed root system and forms connections with another plant, from which it obtains some or all of its water and minerals. Such plants have chlorophyll and produce their own food by photosynthesis, and in some cases are capable of limited growth in the absence of the host plant.
 
Without nitrogen fixing neighbor, Sandalwood will still grow but you will not see it full bloomed perfect Sandal. Heartwood(The aromatic trunk part) growth will be limited or none.
 
Similarly, each Varna seek appropriate environment for being perfect in exhibiting varna traits. But when lack of such conducive environment, you will still find Varna exist. Dormant. Not fully nurtured. (Reference post: http://prachodayat.in/varna-system-geology-farming-food-health/)

Scandinavia and Eternal Vedic Culture

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Scandinavia and Eternal Vedic Culture
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Scandinavia is a region in northern Europe. The Scandinavian Peninsula is the largest peninsula in Europe and it extends from above the Arctic Circle to the North and Baltic Seas. Scandinavia is a historical and geographical region covering much of Northern Europe.
In the past, Scandinavia has been defined as the three kingdoms that historically shared the Scandinavian Peninsula. Today, most define Scandinavia as a region which includes:
 
Denmark
Norway
Sweden
Finland and Iceland are generally included.
Greenland, however, is rarely included.
 
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The Old Norse goddess name Skaði, along with Sca(n)dinavia and Skáney, may be related to Gothic skadus, Old English sceadu, Old Saxon scado, and Old High German scato (meaning “shadow”). Scholar John McKinnell comments that this etymology suggests that the goddess Skaði may have once been a personification of the geographical region of Scandinavia or associated with the underworld.
 
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स्कन्द नाभि / नावी / Navy
 
Land of Chiefs of Naval staff of स्कन्द ?
 
Kartikeya (कार्तिकेय) was son of Shiva and the brother of Ganesha. He is also known as Skanda. Skanda is believed to give name to Scandinavia. Mahabharata Shalya Parva section 45 describes about all the gods and combatants who came to the ceremony for investing Kartikeya with the status of generalissimo. This list includes not only Jat god but also number of combatants of various Jat clans. [1] This has been illustrated in following shlokas in the online edition of Mahabharata in Sanskrit alongwith Devanagari as under:
 
अक्षसंतर्जनॊ राजन कुनदीकस तमॊ ऽभरकृत akṣasaṃtarjano rājan kunadīkas tamo ‘bhrakṛt [2]
एकाक्षॊ द्वादशाक्षश च तदैवैक जटः परभुः ekākṣo dvādaśākṣaś ca tathaivaika jaṭaḥ prabhuḥ [3]
Translation- O Rajan! Akshaḥ, santarjana, kundīka, tamonnakrata, ekāksha, dwādashāksha and a ‘Jat’ the chief lord offered to Swami Kartikeya.
 
Language is one such corner piece. For the purpose of this article we will define Scandinavian to include north Germanic languages such as Old Norse, Norwegian, Swedish and Danish. If we review the closest bonds that any community has, it is the family unit, and linguistically we see the connection between Scandinavian (SC) and Sanskrit (SK) fit very neatly. Father is Fadir (SC), Pitar (SK); Mother is Mor (SC), Matar (SK); Son is Son (SC), Sunus (SK); Daughter is Dotter (SC), Duhitr (SK); Brother is Bror (SC), Bratarau (SK); Sister is Syster (SC), Sodarya (SK).
 
One of the most popular goddesses in ancient Scandinavia was Freya. She was a Vanir, a divinity of nature, a goddess of love, fertility and fortune. The cow was her symbol and one could please her by offering flowers, planting trees, or feeding the cows. The day of the week Friday (Freya’s day) is named after her. Linguists acknowledge that Freya is related to the Sanskrit Priya meaning ‘beloved’, an apt name for the goddess of love.
 
The alphabet of the old Germanic and Scandinavian peoples is known as the Elder Futhark and is written using the Rune script. It is composed of 24 letters, grouped into 3 sets of 8 letters each, known as the Aettir. Like the bija (seed) letters of Sanskrit, the Runes are used in combination for divination and magic. The first Aett is Freya’s and relates to the creation of the world.
 
Bibiliogrpahy:
 
Tod’s Rajasthan
 
References
 
http://www.indiadivine.org/the-vedic-people-of-scandinavia/
 
http://www.jatland.com/home/Scandinavia
 
https://books.google.co.in/books?id=d-XiZO8V4qUC&pg=PA8&lpg=PA8&dq=Scandinavia+hindu+roots&source=bl&ots=bvQcuhbVLB&sig=5kCiC2IquADb5dqCtdQrTAiLeOk&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwijuIni5tbPAhVCto8KHRA1B4UQ6AEINDAE#v=onepage&q=Scandinavia%20hindu%20roots&f=true

How Industrial Mindset Destroyed Purushartha Chase

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Industrial Mindset
“Instead of our drab slogging forth and back to the fishing boats, there’s reason to live!
We can lift ourselves out of ignorance, we can find ourselves as creatures of excellence and intelligence and skill. We can learn to be free! we can learn to fly!”
“Most gulls don’t bother to learn more than the simplest facts of flight – how to get from shore to food and back again”
“For most gulls it was not flying that matters, but eating. For this gull, though, it was not eating that mattered, but flight.”
― Richard Bach, Jonathan Livingston Seagull
 
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Our life is limited. In this limited life, we have to earn everything. I am not talking about the money. It is about earning पुरुषार्थ. पुरुषार्थ loosely means pursuit for the existence. Actions contributing or justifying our existence as a human. And what is the use of most powerful organic life when we cannot justify our existence? 🙂
 
There are 4 पुरुषार्थs. धर्म (Societal and Family duties), अर्थ (Livelihood and that is it! No saving, no future saving. If wealth comes effortlessly, fine! But if you have to spend 12+ hrs for it, it is useless 😀 ), काम (Pleasure not limited to sex! Music, Running, Cycling, Hiking, Walking, Entertaining, Sports), मोक्ष (Meditation, Concentration and sleep) .
 
Instead of earning and chasing 4 P(=Purusharth), we are running behind false illusions. Everyone realize this too. But very late in the life. By the age 40-50, we start realizing about life wasted behind illusions.
 
Ideal society is that which helps everyone in earning 4 P. We are not anymore. And certainly, that is not a good sign.
 
To correct our living as a society, we must come out of Industrial Age mindset.
 
Some of the Industrial Age mindsets:
 
“Produce more, consume more.”
“Work harder, party harder”
“हम दो, हमारे दो.” (This does not only promotes population control but also selfish motives. My family is my boundary. I don’t care what happens outside my some.)
“छोटा कुटुंब,सुखी कुटुंब” ( Along with population control, this indirectly promotes nuclear family, against joint family system. If Dharma was instead followed, we really don’t need such slogans)
 
Try it. Try to bring 4 P in life and divide 24 hrs in pursue of them. 6 hrs of each. See the difference in life. (Y).

Negation of Rituals and Fall of Bharat

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PS: Please don’t take it personally if you are follower of Jainism or of Brahmana varna.

One specific period of last 5000 years, during when even Buddha and Mahavira’s teaching was diluted, I call that period निवृत्ति काल , time period when society considered तमस as सत्व and stopped performing daily rituals. Complete negation of राजस & सत्व. Intense तमस.

Read this Chapter 12 of Uttaradhyayana Sutra to realize what I am trying to convey.

I will not pass on any conclusions. Just imagine the impact of literal words on followers following book religiously.

I wondered, was it need of the hour then? Why such conversations took place? Or our Sanatan-dharma aligned पंथ(s) scriptures were doctored? I am no authority so cannot comment.

What I feel is, it is comparison of Apple(प्रवृति) with Orange(निवृति). Both are needed.

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“The value of penance has become visible, birth appears of no value! Look at the holy Harikēśa, the son of a Śvapāka, whose power is so great.” (37)

“O Brāhmaṇas, why do you tend the fire, and seek external purity by water? The clever ones say that external purity which you seek for, is not the right thing. (38)

“You (use) Kuśa-grass, sacrificial poles, straw and wood, you touch water in the evening and in the morning; thereby you injure living beings, and in your ignorance you commit sins again and again.” (39)

“How should we sacrifice, O monk, and how avoid sinful actions? Tell us, ascetic, whom the Yakṣas hold in honour, what do the clever ones declare to be the right method of sacrificing?” (40)

“Doing no injury to living beings of the six orders, abstaining from lying and from taking what is not freely given, renouncing property, women, pride, and deceit, men should live under self-restraint. (41)

“He who is well protected by the five Saṃvaras8 and is not attached to this life, who abandons his body,9 who is pure and does not care for his body, wins the great victory, the best of offerings.” (42)

“Where is your fire, your fireplace, your sacrificial ladle? where the dried cowdung (used as fuel)? Without these things, what kind of priests can the monks be? What oblations do you offer to the fire? (43)

“Penance is my fire; life my fireplace; right exertion is my sacrificial ladle; the body the dried cowdung; Karman is my fuel; self-control, right exertion, and tranquillity are the oblations, praised by the sages, which I offer.” (44)

“Where is your pond, and where the holy bathing-place? how do you make your ablutions or get rid of impurity? Tell us, O restrained monk whom the Yakṣas hold in honour; we desire to learn it from you.” (45)

“The Law is my pond, celibacy my holy bathing-place, which is not turbid, and throughout clear for the soul;10 there I make ablutions; pure, clean, and thoroughly cooled I get rid of hatred11 (or impurity). (46)

“The clever ones have discovered such bathing, it is the great bath praised by the seers, in which the great seers bathe, and, pure and clean, they obtain the highest place.” (47)

Thus I say.


References


उत्तराध्ययन सूत्र

The Uttarādhyayana Sūtra

From the

Jaina Sutras

(Sacred Books of the East vol. 45)

The Uttarādhyayana Sūtra

Fame-hunger and धर्मं कार्य

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Why do you need your signature(credits) on all accomplishments? Learn to connect social dots. Drop your Ego and bring stargazed wonders into reality via pious change agents.
Connect the dots. Kindle the lamp. Sometimes, you are just an agent. Change agent. Be if that is what your expertise is.172708803-e3752fb7-19d7-4983-8078-98b915370491

Pass on the action item to appropriate executor. That is how, you can live several lives parallelly. For example, you have an idea about Education. But you are not in position to propagate it in society due to some limitations. Find out pious educationalist in your vicinity, befriend him and work hard to convince him about your ideas. If ideas are genuine and your new friend’s heart too is genuine then he or she will act as change agent and bring envisioned change in society. Simple, humane and faster!

Why do you need your signature(credits) on all accomplishments? Learn to connect social dots. Drop your Ego and bring stargazed wonders into reality via pious change agents.

Ocean’s Wildlife Populations Down by Half: Solution in Dharma ethos

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If fish is your traditional food, carry on. But if fish is your taste, your passion, your tongue-lust, you are the idiot criminal responsible for over-fishing. More than that, if you are using consumer products where fish is used as raw material, you deserve a death by Tsunami or flood. Just to have a feel like a fish!
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Same applies to all Egg, Meat and beef eaters/consumers.
 
Almost all of us.
 
Solution?
 
Rekindle perception to see divinity in all. Revive idea of shared wealth and social responsibilities. Retire mindset of greed-based living. Once the supply chain at origin is altered, no one can force overfishing.
 
One such experiment is filmed beautifully by Shyam Benegal in movie Antarnad (Inner Voice), based on the Swadhyay Movement by Pandurang Shastri Athavale. (You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDzvr3wv3MM )
 
Pandurang Shastri Athavale gave concept of floating temple to ever neglected fisherman community in Maharashtra.
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Thus, the experiment called Matsyagandha (mother of the sage Veda Vyas) took its shape. The sagarputras treat these Matsyagandha boats as floating temples. A crew of six to ten swadhyayee fishermen is onboard each boat. Fishing goes on all year except for a three-month pause during the monsoon period which is used for repairs and refitting the boats.
 
The volunteers are many more than the Matsyagandha boats. No individual fisherman gets a chance for more than one trip (of 24 hours) in a year. And when the boat is docked during the monsoon, the seamen among the swadhyayees take over the job of repairs and refitting the boats.
 
There is no employer and no employee; there are no owners and no workers; none has claim over what he has willingly offered to God. Each fisherman and seaman is a pujari, while he is on his floating temple. To date there are one hundred vessels and few more are added each year. An open sea-going cargo ship, SS Jayashree Sagar, was launched in October 1996 that regularly plies between India’s west coast and Persian Gulf States.
 
Every local community has rules to interact with Mother nature. From fisherman to tribals. They all respect seasons and avoid resource collection in certain seasons. They all share the wealth gifted by mother nature. They all see indwelling God in everything.
 
As my Gujarati friends share, same experiments were done in agriculture and forest.
 
When perspective of divinity is killed and greed-virus is implanted, rampant overfishing cannot be controlled.
 
Ref: http://www.swadhyay.org/index.htm
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Ocean’s Wildlife Populations Down by Half

A new WWF report reveals an alarming decline in marine biodiversity over the last few decades. According to WWF’s Living Blue Planet Report, populations of marine vertebrates have declined by 49% between 1970 and 2012, with some fish species declining by almost 75%.

In addition to fish, the report shows steep declines in coral reefs, mangroves and seagrasses that support marine food webs and provide valuable services to people. With over 25% of all marine species living in coral reefs and about 850 million people directly benefiting from their economic, social and cultural services, the loss of coral reefs would be a catastrophic extinction with dramatic consequences on communities.

According to the report, the biggest drivers of these declining trends are from human actions–mainly overfishing, habitat destruction, and climate change. Although the report paints a dim picture of ocean health, it also provides solutions and opportunities to turn the tide. It highlights the need to protect critical marine habitats, manage fish stocks more sustainably, improve fishing practices, and redirect financial flows to support these needed initiatives.

Wordy Noise

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“For whom your life is consecrated? Dreams or drudgery?”

“Dreams.”

“Obvious remark. As expected. Are you sure? Is it not your illusory perception? Just like other 98 who also think that they are dedicated dreamers and achievers. Better you drudge and make some good fortune for 2050.”

‎”Maharishi Patanjali, one of the greatest scientists of this land, once said that when you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all of your thoughts break their bonds: your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive and you discover yourself to be a greater person than you ever dreamed yourself to be. I am such dream achiever. I don’t drudge. I don’t live for earning mere bread-butter. I have a purpose and a path to create.”

“Aha. Patanjali quote! You are good at repeating rhetoric and indulging into wordy noise.”

“Sea of words? Wordy noise? Don’t underestimate Patanjali words!”

“What are words? Permutation and combination of alphabets.”

“Yes. And permutation and combination of words make sentences. Sometimes meaningful and many a times totally garbage. What patanjali said is meaningful and inspiring. They are conclusions of his experiments!”

“How many of such words you imbibed in life so far?”

“Millions…may be billion or more.”

“Try to understand. I don’t deny Patanjali or his conclusion. I am talking about wordy pollution you and your generation is facing. You need to understand the difference. Words are not life. Words are mere food for your nervous system. Words fulfill your ego, satisfies your intellectual urge. Mere accumulation of words, wealth of billion or more words you posses in your memory bank is nothing but weight of your brain until they teach you way of living and growth. Patanjali’s conclusion is meaningful for you only if you experience it. Same way, your dreams are meaningful only if you become part of it and execute them in reality.”
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PS: This note was written in 2010. I was overwhelmed by amazing numbers. 550,000 books were published last year! 20000 per day! And that only published books! Add million and more blogs! Unpublished drafts! Man! Words everywhere…

Worshiping False Gods

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Your kid will celebrate Teachers day but will hardly pay attention to Guru Purnima. Why?

Education brain-wash.

I don’t have any issue with you celebrating his birthday as Teachers day or XYZ day but it is my duty to show you this side of scholar.

I know, no one is perfect. And I prefer not to worship imperfects.

Sharing 5 years old post for objective minds. Sentimental may ignore post.

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Wikipedia says, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan,was an Indian philosopher and statesman who was the first Vice President of India (1952–1962) and the second President of India from 1962 to 1967.

One of India’s most influential scholars of comparative religion and philosophy, Radhakrishnan built a bridge between the East and the West by showing how the philosophical systems of each tradition are comprehensible within the terms of the other. He wrote authoritative exegeses of India’s religious and philosophical literature for the English speaking world.

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My online friend complained. Why do I write more posts, comparing Bharat’s superiority vs west? Here is the answer for him.

I do it because majority of us were conditioned to worship false Gods like Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. Children in school are taught to celebrate his birthday is celebrated in India as Teachers’ Day on 5 September. For children, he is the scholar to follow. His books are text books in colleges.

Know real Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and his derogatory writings.

Certain great scholars and the so-called patriots of India also had profound effects of western education on their minds that held the feeling of lowness for Hindu culture, history and religion. They too collected the intellectual dirt of the western writers and used it in their writings.

Not knowing what were they doing, their writings like: “Ram was only a good man. He was not God.” betrayed and confused millions of Hindus and contempted the authentic writings of Ved Vyas which are the national treasures of India.

We will give you a few examples.

[1] Rigved has the impassionate utterances of the primitive poetic souls. (IP/I-71)

[2] Atharvaved contains the pre-Vedic animist religion of spirits and ghosts. It gives an idea of demonology prevalent in the tribes of India. (PU-45;IP/I-121)

[3] The earliest Vedic seers worshipped nature… the Vedic gods were stupidly self-centered… gods and ghosts governed the life of people. (IP/I-121)

[4] The Upnishads (aranyakas) are the speculations of the hermits. Their teachings are lost in the jumbled chaos of puerile superstition. (IP/I-355)

[5] He (Radhakrishnan) cannot accept Krishn of the Puranas. It was only the unknown author of the Gita who made Krishn famous through his writings and devised him to pose as God (brahm). (IP/I-496, 521)

[6] Ram was only a good man. He was not God. His religion is polytheistic and external.

[7] Shankara’s arid logic made his system unattractive, and Ramanuja’s story of the other world carries no weight. (IP/II-711)

IP = Indian Philosophy Vol 1 and Vol 2
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He calls the Vedic Rishis as primitive poets whose impassionate utterances are the Rigved. He says that Atharvaved incorporates the demonology of primitive tribes; Vedic gods are stupidly self-centered; and the Upnishads are childish superstitions.

The derogatory writings of the western scholars, as initiated by the British, left a great impact on the Indian minds. But the reconfirmation of those western views by Radhakrishnan had much more damaging effects and confused millions of scholars of philosophy and religion around the world by giving them entirely wrong input about Hindu philosophy, Hindu scriptures and the Hindu religion. Just examine some of his mistranslations.

Radhakrishnan’s derogatory writings confused millions of good souls looking for the path to God. Covering all the aspects of Hindu religion (the scriptures, the writings of the acharyas and the descensions of God) he tried to implode the entire structure of Hinduism.

So, my dear friend, it is necessary to uncover false Gods so that intellectuals of the land understand real Sanatan Dharm and paths of God realization.

शांति मंत्र: Pre-requisites for वेदांत/उपनिषद्

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वेद -> शांति मंत्र <- वेदांत
 
शांति मंत्र is a set of pre-requisites for वेदांत/उपनिषद्
 
Pre-requisites can be आधिभौतिक,आध्यात्मिक & अधिदैविक.
 
In my understanding, only chanting them at the beginning won’t help.
 
Yes, Living life as per वेद can surely help fulfilling वेदांत pre-requisites.
 
For example:
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ॐ आप्यायन्तु ममाङ्गानि वाक्प्राणश्चक्षुः श्रोत्रमथो बलमिन्द्रियाणि च सर्वाणि।
 
मेरे (हाथ-पाँव आदि) अङ्ग सब प्रकार से पुष्ट हों, वाणी, प्राण,नेत्र, श्रोत्र पुष्ट हों तथा सम्पूर्ण इन्द्रियाँ बल प्राप्त करें।
 
OM may my organs, speech, Prana, eyes and ears be nourished and be well, so should all (my) senses become strong.
 
If this strength is not felt/achieved, realizing ब्रह्म by sitting with उपनिषद is distant dream.
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For me, वेदांत is surely not for this birth. Yes, I will chant and read and understand but realization? Not possible without Pre-requisites. And there is lot of home-work to do before I can sit with . वेदांत/उपनिषद् for self-realization.
 
वेद -> शांति मंत्र <- वेदांत
वेद -> Prepare self for pre-requisites -> शांति मंत्र -> Be ready for end of self-realization <- वेदांत
 
Only वेद can lead us to वेदांत 🙂 Till then, it is mere Maa’s play. Delusion, illusion or hallucination 🙂

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