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Enoughness : Restoring balance to economy

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How we see the world determines how we act. Western thought sees us at war with each other over resources. In Indigenous philosophy, we are all related as individuals in balance with nature. Enoughness juxtaposes these two world views and delivers some startling facts.

It is pointed out that “Indigenous peoples territory spans 24% of the earths land surface but is home to 80% of it’s total biodiversity. This is not a coincidence.” Well illustrated throughout, this short film is a powerful testament to living in harmony rather than in competition with each other and the earth.

When in doubt, seek शास्त्र help : Shri Krishna, Gita and Chandal(चांडाल)

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When it comes to following dharma based conducts, one must seek help from scriptures. When we cannot understand the scriptures, seek help from Guru(s) who have spent entire life understanding and acting as per Sashtra.

What Shri Krishna teaches in Gita?

विद्याविनयसंपन्ने ब्राह्मणे गवि हस्तिनि।
शुनि चैव श्वपाके च पण्डिताः समदर्शिनः।।5.18।।

।।5.18।।ज्ञानी महापुरुष विद्याविनययुक्त ब्राह्मणमें और चाण्डालमें तथा गाय हाथी एवं कुत्तेमें भी समरूप परमात्माको देखनेवाले होते हैं।

Here are some excerpts from the life of Shri Krishna:

When he visited Dwarka from Hastinapur, citizens were gathered to welcome him

प्रह्वाभिवादनाश्लेषकरस्पर्शस्मितेक्षणैः।
आश्वास्य चाश्वपाकेभ्यो वरैश्चाभिमतैर्विभुः ॥२२॥

The almighty Lord greeted everyone present by bowing His head, exchanging greetings, embracing, shaking hands, looking and smiling, giving assurances and awarding benedictions, even to the lowest in rank.

He did not hesitate to meet चांडाल.

This is not just about Shri Krishna, look at how society was treating Chandals. Had they been completely outcaste, this would be documented.

यन्नामधेयश्रवणानुकीर्तना-
द्यत्प्रह्वणाद्यत्स्मरणादपि क्वचित्।
श्वादोऽपि सद्यः सवनाय कल्पते 
कुतः पुनस्ते भगवन् नु दर्शनात्  ॥६॥

अहो बत श्वपचोऽतो गरीयान् 
यज्जिह्वाग्रे वर्तते नाम तुभ्यम् ।
तेपुस्तपस्ते जुहुवुः सस्नुरार्या 
ब्रह्मानूचुर्नाम गृणन्ति ये ते   ॥७ ॥

To say nothing of the spiritual advancement of persons who see the Supreme Person face to face, even a person born in a family of dog-eaters immediately becomes eligible to perform Vedic sacrifices if he once utters the holy name of the Supreme Personality of Godhead or chants about Him, hears about His pastimes, offers Him obeisances or even remembers Him.

Oh, how glorious are they whose tongues are chanting Your holy name! Even if born in the families of dog-eaters, such persons are worshipable. Persons who chant the holy name of Your Lordship must have executed all kinds of austerities and fire sacrifices and achieved all the good manners of the Āryans. To be chanting the holy name of Your Lordship, they must have bathed at holy places of pilgrimage, studied the Vedas and fulfilled everything required.
 In Mahabharata, there is event where Shri Krishna encounter उत्तंक मुनि which explains, what is expected from ब्राह्मण
[Following excerpts from book महाभारत कथा -चक्रवर्ती राजगोपालाचार्य]

मुनि उत्तंक ने वन्दना करके श्रीकृष्ण से पूछा- “माधव! हस्तिनापुर में सब कुशल से तो हैं? पांडवों और कौरवों में स्नेह-भाव बना रहता है न?” तपस्वी उत्तंक संसार की घटनाओं से बिलकुल बेखबर थे। उन्हें इतना भी पता न था कि इन्हीं दिनों दोनों में घोर संग्राम हुआ और उसमें कौरवों का विनाश हो गया। श्रीकृष्ण को ब्राह्मण मुनि का यह प्रश्न पहेली-सा लगा। क्षण-भर के लिये उन्हें जवाब न सूझा। थोड़ी देर के बाद उन्होंने युद्ध का सारा हाल बताया और कहा- “द्विजवर, कौरवों और पांडवों में घोर युद्ध हुआ। मैंने अपनी तरफ से शांति-स्थापन की कोई चेष्टा उठा न रखी। परन्तु कौरव कुछ मानते ही न थे। सब-के-सब युद्ध में मारे गये। भावी को कौन टाल सकता है?”

यह हाल सुनकर उत्तंक को क्रोध हो आया। उनकी आंखें लाल हो उठीं और होंठ फड़कने लगे। वह बोले,” वासुदेव! तुम्हारे देखते-देखते यह घोर अन्याय हुआ? तुमने कौरवों की रक्षा क्यों नहीं की? तुम चाहते तो उनको बचा सकते थे। तुम्हारे छल-कपट के कारण ही उनका नाश हुआ होगा। तुम्हीं उनके नाश का कारण बने होगे। मैं तुम्हें अभी शाप देता हूँ।”

उत्तंक मुनि की बात सुनकर श्रीकृष्ण हंसते हुए बोले- “महर्षि शांत होइये। आप तो बड़े तपस्वी हैं। क्रोध के कारण तपस्या का फल क्यों गंवाते हैं? पहले मेरी बात पूरी तरह सुन लीजिये तब फिर चाहे जो शाप दीजिये।” इसके बाद श्रीकृष्ण ने मुनि उत्तंक को ज्ञानचक्षु प्रदान करके अपना विश्वरूप दिखलाया और कहा- “संसार की रक्षा एवं धर्म के संस्थापन के लिये ही मैं तरह-तरह के जन्म लेता रहता हूँ। जिस समय जिस योनि में जन्म लेता हूँ उस-उस अवतार के धर्म का पालन करता हूँ। देवताओं में अवतरित होते समय देवताओं का-सा व्यवहार करता हूँ। यक्ष बना तो यक्ष का-सा और राक्षस बना तो राक्षसों का-सा व्यवहार करता हूँ। इसी प्रकार मनुष्य या पशु का जन्म लेने पर मनुष्य या पशु का-सा आचरण करता हूँ। जिस समय जिस ढंग से धर्म-स्थापन का उद्देश्य पूरा हो सके उस समय उसी रीति से काम लिया करता हूँ और अपना उद्देश्य सिद्ध कर लेता हूँ। कौरव लोग विवेक खो चुके थे। राजसत्त के मद में आकर उन्होंने मेरी कोई बात नहीं सुनी। मैंने उनसे विनती की, डराया-धमकाया भी और अपना विश्वरूप भी उन्हें दिखलाया। किन्तु मेरे सारे प्रयत्न विफल हुए। अधर्म का भूत उन पर सवार था। इस कारण वे अपना हठ नहीं छोड़ते थे। युद्ध की आग में वे स्वयं ही कूदे और नष्ट हुए। अतएव द्विज-श्रेष्ठ! इस बारे में मुझ पर क्रोध करने का कोई कारण नहीं है।”

उत्तंक मुनि ने जब यह देखा-सुना तो एकदम शांत हो गये। तब भगवान श्रीकृष्ण ने प्रसन्न होकर कहा- “मुनिवर, मैं अब आपको कुछ वरदान देना चाहता हूँ। आप जो चाहें मांग लें।” उत्तंक ने कहा, “हे अच्युत! तुम्हारा साक्षात्कार ही मेरे लिए वरदान स्वरूप है। तुम्हारे विश्वरूप के दर्शन करने का जो सौभाग्य प्राप्त हुआ है इससे मेरा जीवन सार्थक हुआ। बस, मुझे किसी और वरदान की चाह नहीं।” परन्तु भगवान ने बहुत आग्रह किया कि कोई वरदान मांगिये ही। उत्तंक मुनि मरुभूमि के आसपास घूमने-फिरने वाले निःस्पृह तपस्वी थे। अतः उन्होंने कहा- “प्रभो! यदि आप मुझे कुछ देना ही चाहते हैं तो इतनी कृपा करो कि जब भी और जहाँ कहीं भी मुझे प्यास बुझाने के लिये जल की आवश्यकता हो, मुझे वहीं जल मिल जाया करे।”

“बस! और कुछ नहीं चाहिए?” यह कहकर श्रीकृष्ण हंस पड़े और मुनि को वरदान देकर द्वारका की ओर रवाना हो गये। बहुत दिन बाद, एक बार उत्तंक वन में फिर रहे थे तो उन्हें बड़ी प्यास लगी। बहुत ढूंढ़ने पर भी कहीं पानी नहीं मिला। तब उत्तंक ने श्रीकृष्ण का ध्यान किया और तुरन्त उनके सामने एक चाण्डाल खड़ा दिखाई दिया।
वह अर्धनग्न था और उसने फटे-पुराने चीथड़े पहन रक्खे थे। वे इतने मैले कि देखते ही घृणा उत्पन्न होती थी। चार-पांच शिकारी कुत्ते उसे घेरे हुए थे। हाथ में वह धनुष लिये था और उसके कंधे पर पानी से भरी मशक लटक रही थी। उत्तंक को देख चाण्डाल हंसता हुआ बोला- “मालूम होता है आप प्यास के मारे परेशान हैं। आपको देखकर मुझे बड़ी दया आती है। यह लीजिये पानी।” कहकर चाण्डाल ने मशक के मुंह पर बांस की टोंटी आगे बढ़ा दी।

उस चाण्डाल की गन्दी सूरत,उसकी चमड़े की मशक और उसके पास खड़े शिकारी कुत्तों को देखकर उत्तंक ने नाक-भौं सिकोड़ ली और उसका पानी लेने से इनकार कर दिया। उत्तंक को बड़ा क्रोध हुआ कि श्रीकृष्ण ने मुझे झूठा वरदान कैसे दिया? उधर चाण्डाल सामने खड़ा बार-बार मशक बढ़ाकर कह रहा था कि पानी पी लें। ज्यों-ज्यों वह आग्रह करता था त्यों-त्यों मुनि उत्तंक का क्रोध भी बढ़ता जाता था। एकाएक चाण्डाल कुत्तों समेत आंखों से ओझल हो गया। चाण्डाल के यों अचानक अन्तर्धान हो जाने पर उत्तंक को बड़ा आश्चर्य हुआ। उन्होंने सोचा कौन था यह? निश्चय ही चाण्डाल नहीं है। यह तो मेरी परीक्षा हुई थी। अरे रे, मुझसे भारी भूल हो गई। मेरे ज्ञान ने भी समय पर मेरा साथ न दिया। यदि चाण्डाल ही था तो बिगड़ क्या गया था? मैंने उसके हाथ का पानी पीने से इनकार करके बड़ी मूर्खता की। यह सोचकर उत्तंक मुनि पश्चात्ताप करने लगे।

थोड़ी देर में शंख और सुदर्शनचक्र लिये भगवान श्रीकृष्ण उत्तंक के सामने प्रकट हुए। उत्तंक ने व्यथित होकर कहा- “पुरुषोत्तम! मेरी इस तरह परीक्षा लेना क्या तुम्हारे लिये ठीक था? मैं ब्राह्मण हूँ। प्यास लगने पर भी किसी चाण्डाल के हाथों मशक वाला गन्दा पानी कैसे पी सकता था? तुमको मेरे लिये ऐसा पानी भेजना क्या उचित था?” श्रीकृष्ण हंसकर बोले- “मुनिवर! आपने पानी की इच्छा की तो मैंने देवराज से कहा कि उत्तंक मुनि को अमृत ले जाकर पिलाओ। देवराज ने कहा कि मनुष्य को अमृत नहीं पिलाया जा सकता। कोई और वस्तु भले ही भिजवाइए। अन्त में मेरे आग्रह करने पर देवराज ने तो मान लिया, पर कहा- ‘मैं चाण्डाल के रूप में जाऊंगा और पानी के रूप में अमृत पिलाऊंगा। यदि उत्तंक ने न पिया तो नहीं पिलाऊंगा।’ मैं देवराज की बात पर राजी हो गया कि आप तो बड़े ज्ञानी और महात्मा हैं। आपके लिये तो चाण्डाल और ब्राह्मण समान होंगे और चाण्डाल के हाथ का पानी पीने में नहीं सकुचायेंगे। अब आपके इस इनकार करने से इन्द्र के हाथों मेरी पराजय ही हो गई।” इतना कहकर श्रीकृष्ण अन्तर्धान हो गये और उत्तंक बहुत ही लज्जित हुए।

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If this was the case, why do some people still keep distance from certain class?
रामसुखदासजी explained it very well in his book:
ब्राह्मण और चाण्डालमें तथा गाय हाथी एवं कुत्तेमें व्यवहारकी विषमता अनिवार्य है। इनमें समान बर्ताव शास्त्र भी नहीं कहता उचित भी नहीं और कर सकते भी नहीं।
इन पाँचों प्राणियोंका उदाहरण देकर भगवान् यह कह रहे हैं कि इनमें व्यवहारकी समता सम्भव न होनेपर भी तत्त्वतः सबमें एक ही परमात्मतत्त्व परिपूर्ण है। महापुरुषोंकी दृष्टि उस परमात्मतत्त्वपर ही सदासर्वदा रहती है। इसलिये उनकी दृष्टि कभी विषम नहीं होती।

समताका अर्थ यह नहीं है कि समान रीतिसे सबके साथ रोटीबेटी (भोजन और विवाह) का बर्ताव करें। व्यवहारमें समता तो महान् पतन करनेवाली चीज है। समान बर्ताव यमराजका मौतका नाम है क्योंकि उसके बर्तावमें विषमता नहीं होती। चाहे महात्मा हो चाहे गृहस्थ हो चाहे साधु हो चाहे पशु हो चाहे देवता हो मौत सबकी बराबर होती है। इसलिये यमराजको समवर्ती (समान बर्ताव करनेवाला) कहा गया है (टिप्पणी प0 307)। अतः जो समान बर्ताव करते हैं वे भी यमराज हैं।पशुओंमें भी समान बर्ताव पाया जाता है। कुत्ता ब्राह्मणकी रसोईमें जाता है तो पैर धोकर नहीं जाता। ब्राह्मणकी रसोई हो अथवा हरिजनकी वह तो जैसा है वैसा ही चला जाता है क्योंकि यह उसकी समता है। पर मनुष्यके लिये यह समता नहीं है प्रत्युत महान् पशुता है। समता तो यह है कि दूसरेका दुःख कैसे मिटे दूसरेको सुख कैसे हो आराम कैसे हो ऐसी समता रखते हुए बर्तावमें पवित्रता निर्मलता रखनी चाहिये। बर्तावमें पवित्रता रखनेसे अन्तःकरण पवित्र निर्मल होता है। परन्तु बर्तावमें अपवित्रता रखनेसे खानपान आदि एक करनेसे अन्तःकरणमें अपवित्रता आती है जिससे अशान्ति बढ़ती है। केवल बाहरका बर्ताव समान रखना शास्त्र और समाजकी मर्यादाके विरुद्ध है। इससे समाजमें संघर्ष पैदा होता है।वर्णोंमें ब्राह्मण ऊँचे हैं और शूद्र नीचे हैं ऐसा शास्त्रोंका सिद्धान्त नहीं है। ब्राह्मण उपदेशके द्वारा क्षत्रिय रक्षाके द्वारा वैश्य धनसम्पत्ति आवश्यक वस्तुओँके द्वारा और शूद्र शरीरसे परिश्रम करके सभी वर्णोंकी सेवाकरे। इसका अर्थ यह नहीं है कि दूसरे अपने कर्तव्यपालनमें परिश्रम न करें प्रत्युत अपने कर्तव्यपालनमें समान रीतिसे सभी परिश्रम करें। जिसके पास जिस प्रकारकी शक्ति विद्या वस्तु कला आदि है उसके द्वारा चारों ही वर्ण चारों वर्णोंकी सेवा करें उनके कार्योंमें सहायक बनें। परन्तु चारों वर्णोंकी सेवा करनेमें भेदभाव न रखें।आजकल वर्णाश्रमको मिटाकर पार्टीबाजी हो रही है। आज वर्णाश्रममें इतनी लड़ाई नहीं है जितनी लड़ाई पार्टीबाजीमें हो रही है यह प्रत्यक्ष बात है। पहले लोग चारों वर्णों और आश्रमोंकी मर्यादामें चलते थे और सुखशान्तिपूर्वक रहते थे। आज वर्णाश्रमकी मर्यादाको मिटाकर अनेक पार्टियाँ बनायी जा रही हैं जिससे संघर्षको बढ़ावा मिल रहा है। गाँवोंमें सब लोगोंको पानी मिलना कठिन हो रहा है। जिनके अधिकारमें कुआँ है वे कहते हैं कि तुमने उस पार्टीको वोट दिया है इसलिये तुम यहाँसे पानी नहीं भर सकते। माँ बाप और बेटा तीनों अलगअलग पार्टियोंको वोट देते हैं और घरमें लड़ते हैं। भीतरमें वैर बाँध लिया कि तुम उस पार्टीके और हम इस पार्टीके। कितना महान् अनर्थ हो रहा हैयदि समता लानी हो तो दूसरा व्यक्ति किसी भी वर्ण आश्रम धर्म सम्प्रदाय मत आदिका क्यों न हो उसे सुख देना है उसका दुःख दूर करना है और उसका वास्तविक हित करना है। उनमें यह भेद हो सकता है कि आप रामराम कहते हैं हम कृष्णकृष्ण कहेंगे आप वैष्णव हैं हम शैव हैं आप मुसलमान हैं हम हिन्दू हैं इत्यादि। परन्तु इससे कोई बाधा नहीं आती है। बाधा तब आती है जब यह भाव रहता है कि वे हमारी पार्टीके नहीं हैं इसलिये उनको चाहे दुःख होता रहे पर हमें और हमारी पार्टीवालोंको सुख हो जाय। यह भाव महान् पतन करनेवाला है। इसलिये कभी किसी वर्ण आदिके मनुष्योंको कष्ट हो तो उनके हितकी चिन्ता समान रीतिसे होनी चाहिये और उन्हें सुख हो तो उससे प्रसन्नता समान रीतिसे होनी चाहिये। जैसे ब्राह्मणों और हरिजनोंमें संघर्ष हुआ। उसमें हरिजनोंकी हार और ब्राह्मणोंकी जीत होनेपर हमारे मनमें प्रसन्नता हो अथवा ब्राह्मणोंकी हार और हरिजनोंकी जीत होनेपर हमारे मनमें दुःख हो तो यह विषमता है जो बहुत हानिकारक है। ब्राह्मणों और हरिजनों दोनोंके प्रति ही हमारे मनमें हितकी समान भावना होनी चाहिये। किसीका भी अहित हमें सहन न हो। किसीका भी दुःख हमें समान रीतिसे खटकना चाहिये। यदि ब्राह्मण दुःखी है तो उसे सुख पहुँचायें और यदि हरिजन दुःखी है तो उसे सुख न पहुँचायें ऐसा पक्षपात नहीं होना चाहिये प्रत्युत हरिजनको सुख पहुँचानेकी विशेष चेष्टा होनी चाहिये। हरिजनोंको सुख पहुँचानेकी चेष्टा करते हुए भी ब्राह्मणोंके दुःखकी उपेक्षा नहीं होनी चाहिये। इस प्रकार किसी भी वर्ण आश्रम धर्म सम्प्रदाय आदिको लेकर पक्षपात नहीं होना चाहिये। सभीके प्रति समान रीतिसे हितका बर्ताव होना चाहिये। यदि कोई निम्नवर्ग है और उसे हम ऊँचा उठाना चाहते हों तो उस वर्गके लोगोंके भावों और आचरणोंको शुद्ध और श्रेष्ठ बनाना चाहिये उनके पास वस्तुओंकी कमी हो तो उसकी पूर्ति करनी चाहिये परन्तु उन्हें उकसाकर उनके हृदयोंमें दूसरे वर्गके प्रति ईर्ष्या और द्वेषके भाव भर देना अत्यन्त ही अहितकर घातक है तथा लोकपरलोकमें पतन करनेवाला है। कारण कि ईर्ष्या द्वेष अभिमान आदि मनुष्यका महान् पतन करनेवाले हैं। यदि ऐसे भाव ब्राह्मणोंमें हैं तो उनका भी पतन होगा और हरिजनोंमें हैं तो उनका भी पतन होगा। उत्थान तो सद्भावों सद्गुणों सदाचारोंसे ही होता है।

भोजन वस्त्र मकान आदि निर्वाहकी वस्तुओंकी जिनके पास कमी है उन्हें ये वस्तुएँ विशेषतासे देनी चाहिये चाहे वे किसी भी वर्ण आश्रम धर्म सम्प्रदाय आदिके क्यों न हों। सबका जीवनयापन सुखपूर्वक होना चाहिये। सभी सुखी हों सभी नीरोग हों सभीका हित हो कभी किसीको किञ्चिन्मात्र भी दुःख न हो (टिप्पणी प0 308) ऐसा भाव रखते हुए यथायोग्य बर्ताव करना ही समता है जो सम्पूर्ण मनुष्योंके लिये हितकर है।

The way we treat each-other is more about respecting each-other’s space and not to discriminate. Smriti talks about rules and they change with time.

प्रजा-आधीन राजा,राष्ट्र-प्रेमी प्रजा

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My suggestion to all patriots is to work for strengthening of both legs together i.e. Desh and Deshi-bhakt. Let there be no gaffe in achieving this goal.

All of us seek Nation governed for the people, by the people (प्रजा-आधीन राजा,राष्ट्र-प्रेमी प्रजा).
Let us assume that we get such system, by hook or crook. System is in place. Do you think, it will go on forever? If yes, I think you are living in some lunatic plane.

Ethical conduct of citizens play vital role to nurture and preserve any ideal political system envisioned.

Ethical conduct needs to be induced in citizens. If this ethical conduct is induced out of fear of the law, it won’t last for long because of humans inherent tendency to protest again slavery.

For self-governed system to stay on for time immemorial, we also need to work hard to establish self-governed morality, rooted in love for Nation and understanding of swa-dharma. To establish self-governed morality, character-building of subjects remain unavoidable job. That is where parenting, educating, military-training will play important role.

My suggestion to all patriots is to work for strengthening of both legs together i.e. Desh and Deshi-bhakt. Let there be no gaffe in achieving this goal.

If you blabber about Praja aadhin Raja all time, let me give you example of eternal Praja aaddhin raja i.e. Raam. It took several thousand years and many generations of Raghu to change psyche of their subjects and at the culmination of all their activities, Raam Rajya (People friendly laws) was established.

So while I criticize current govt, I also consider it as my failure. My failure of not to reach out to maximum citizens.

Avatar or ideal Dhara emerges when critical mass desires it. Let us work hard for critical mass. No Kalki will emerge till then.

Some ways I follow:

1) Spread awareness based on my personal life experiments about changes we can bring in our life style and influence societal patterns. For example, if we start demanding organic food by befriending farmers, they will grow for us.

2) Do daily Homa for own mind purification.

3) Learn actionable changes from others and spread the same.

4) Bridge the modern way of living with the ancient Sanatana principles for slow and steady transformation

All medicines are not same. Some medicines solve ailment for short time. Problem resurface. So doctors always prescribe prevention mechanism along with medicines so that problem does not resurface.

मनुष्य is basic foundation of any movement(spiritual or political etc).

Only those movements will be able to do successfully मनुष्य उत्थान and अवतार मान्य परंपरा निर्माण whose मनुष्य trying to imbibe or at-least craving for below qualities(chart)!

Negation of चारित्र्य निर्माण is insult of मनुष्यत्व and without मनुष्य ,we are intentionally or un- intentionally creating ROBOT.

Is your movement creating मनुष्य or Robot? IF not, step back and try to find movements who is working on मनुष्य ..if you cant find, Be a one JUST LIKE OUR RISHI–THE UNIVERSITY of मनुष्य उत्थान WITHOUT TITLE.

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Vedic Studies and Oral Education by Prof H B Dave

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Vedic Studies and Oral Education by Prof H B Dave
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Its been 14 years I passed out from Computer Engineering Department @ DDIT, Nadiad.

Feeling so left out as I could not utilize expertise of my HoD Prod H B Dave in the field of Vedic Studies. Had I came across this then, my journey would have been different!

My deepest gratitude for the towering figure in computer science for his love and research in Veda!!

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Veda and Oral Tradition

1. Extreme importance is attached to the oral tradition as far as Vedas is concerned because of its contents and intended use. In order to benefit in any way from the text of Vedas (especially the first three), it is necessary that the mind of the reciter (and listener) should be in meditative state, what I shall call Alpha state for want of better word in English.

2. During such Alpha state EEG would exhibit high value of alpha
rhythm. Normal waking brain exhibits Beta rhythm.

3. This requires, at least in case of a beginner (Ma.navaka) that
his/her eyes should be closed. But then he/she can not read!

4. With eyes open, unless you are very advanced meditator, it is very difficult to achieve Alpha state.

5. The process of reading (which requires eyes open) and deciphering the written or printed text is a very complex operation which involves large parts of Cerebral Cortex. Compared to that the auditory inputs (either heard or self-spoken) require much less processing at Cerebral Cortex. If the Vedas are to be understood, the activity at Cerebral Cortex should be minimized.

6. Thus if you are studying the text of Vedas for purposes other then the one for which they were meant, you can go ahead and study from a written or printed book, but not if you are a beginner and /or want to derive the benefits as intended.

http://list.indology.info/pipermail/indology_list.indology.info/2000-February/020324.html

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Debunking ‘Survival of the fittest’ delusion

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I wrote this note in 2014. Read relevant research paper so sharing it.

This is little difficult to accept for those for whom Darwin is God and his ‘Survival of the fittest’ is eternal principle. Veda(s) don’t believe ‘Survival of the fittest’ type evolution. They rather prescribed, ‘Uplift the unfit to the higher fitness level of survival’.

What is your way of living? Vedic (Dharmic) or Darwinic?

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There are more than 8 million species of living things on Earth, but none of them – from 100-foot blue whales to microscopic bacteria – has an advantage over the others in the universal struggle for existence.

अष्टादशपुराणां सारं व्यासेन कीर्तितम् ।
परोपकारः पुण्याय पापाय परपीडनम् ॥

In eighteen lenthy episodes of puranas Vyasa (author of the epic Mahabharatha which has 18 episodes named puranas) has described one thing. Helping others is vitue – troubling others is sin.


Sheer presence[1] of microbial world in our Body proves one thing for sure that idea of ‘dog-eat-dog world of Darwinian competition’ is utter nonsense. Sadly, same survival of the fittest idea is so much ingrained in our psyche by modern education that we waste precious youth life in chasing false alarms and unnecessary competitions.

Life is about living for each other, helping each other. Darwinian illusion is catastrophic. Unlearn it..If we cannot unlearn, we are like those pathogens who make us feel sick selfish and self-centered.

[1] Your body is composed of an estimated 30 trillion human cells, but it is host to more than 100 trillion bacterial and fungal cells, the friendly microbes that coevolved with our species. Think about that: right now in your body bacterial cells substantially outnumber your own human cells.


Research News


What Species Is Most Fit for Life? All Have an Equal Chance, Scientists Say

http://www.esf.edu/communications/view.asp?newsID=7135

There are more than 8 million species of living things on Earth, but none of them – from 100-foot blue whales to microscopic bacteria – has an advantage over the others in the universal struggle for existence.

“This means that each elephant or blue whale contributes no more energy per gram of parent to the next generation than a trout or even a bacterium,” said co-author Charles A.S. Hall, a systems ecologist with the College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) in Syracuse, New York. “We found, rather astonishingly, by examining the production rate and the generation time of thousands of plants, animals and microbes that each would pass on, on average, the same amount of energy to the next generation per gram of parent, regardless of size. A single-celled aquatic alga recreates its own body mass in one day, but lives for only a day. A large female elephant takes years to produce her first baby, and lives much longer than the alga. For all plants and animals of all sizes these two factors – rate of biomass production and generation time – exactly balance each other, so each contributes the same energy per gram of parent to the next generation in their lifetime.”

The bottom line, Hall said, is that all organisms are, on average, equally fit for survival.

Hall’s co-author, James H. Brown, a physiological ecologist at the University of New Mexico, said, “The fact that all organisms are nearly equally fit has profound implications for the evolution and persistence of life on Earth.”

The third author on the paper, which was published online, is mathematical biologist Richard M. Sibly of the University of Reading in the United Kingdom.

The scientists tackled an intriguing question about life on the planet, beginning with some common knowledge. On one hand, they noted, microscopic, unicellular bacteria, algae and protists that weigh only a few micrograms live fast, generate much new biomass per day or even per minute, and die young, often within hours. On the other hand, mammals such as a 100-foot blue whale can live up to 100 years but generate new biomass, including babies, much more slowly.

The authors ask a sweeping question: How can such enormous variation in reproduction and survival allow persistence and coexistence of so many species? Their answer: Because there is a universal tradeoff in how organisms acquire, transform and expend energy for survival and production within constraints imposed by physics and biology.

In their research, the authors built a model of energy allocation, based on data involving rates of energy investment in growth and reproduction, generation times (commonly considered 22 to 32 years for humans) and body sizes of hundreds of species ranging from microbes to mammals and trees. They found an exactly equal but opposite relationship between growth rate and generation time among all these organisms.

The net result is what the authors call the “equal fitness paradigm.” Species are nearly equally fit for survival because they all devote the same quantity of energy per unit of body weight to produce offspring in the next generation; the higher activity and shorter life of small organisms is exactly compensated for by the slower activity and greater longevity of large organisms.

Hall said the tradeoff between rate of living and generation time is one reason for the great diversity of life on Earth: No one size or life form has a built-in advantage over another. The apparent benefits of being larger (for example, bigger males are more likely to win in competition for mates) are compensated for by the fact that larger animals are typically less productive over time.

“There is no single way of living and using energy that is best,” Hall and Brown said. “Given the array of environmental conditions on the planet, one kind of organism might gain a temporary advantage, but such gains will soon be countered by other, competing organisms. The result is what evolutionary biologist Leigh Van Valen called the ‘Red Queen phenomenon,’ based on Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass: All species must keep running to keep up with others and stay in the evolutionary race.”

Conscience Test : Start with your food love

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You entered into famous fast food chain,
you are in queue to order two burgers,
you order and pay for two burgers,
you and your child sit and eat it.

During this entire episode, do you ever get a single thought like ‘this is junk food and it is life-threatening food and why am I eating stupid things?’ ?

No? No thought? If you don’t care for self, whom do you care for? And you say you love your children, really? 🙂

I wonder, what forces us to take irrational decisions > any clue? Does hunger dominate with such cruelty?

Girl Child : Precious Gift and Vital Link to धर्म संस्थापना

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We can transform kaliyug into satyayug and the first step is to give birth to exceptionally superior dharmic mothers. All parents of girl child are lucky and potent change agents. They can do wonder with powerful will.

सम्पदि यस्य न हर्षो विपदि विषादो रणे न भीरुत्वम्
तं भुवनत्रयतिलकं जनयति जननी सुतं विरलम्

sampadi yasya na harSho vipadi viShaado raNe na bheerutvam
tam bhuvanatrayatilakam janayati jananee sutam viralam

Only an exceptional mother gives birth to a child – who does not get extremely happy on reception of wealth, who does not get sad on the arrival of bad times, who does not become a coward in a war because of fear. The child with such qualities is a crown jewel of the world.

She is foundation wall for धर्म आधारित कुटुंब. Respect, revere and take very well care of her!
We have discussed here, importance of daughter :
Such is the respect and value adhered to Girl child. We must protect her as precious gift. She is the link to the change in society we all seek.
Here is the research discussing how trauma to maternal childhood affects all her progeny.
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Maternal childhood trauma leads to offspring’s emotional and behavioral difficulties.
 
Take very good care of your girl child. Her trauma -> All her future offsprings’ trauma!
In past, we discussed how maternal habits affect future of unborn children:

I live in tier-2 city. Female smoking in public place is new low for us now.

What these young girls don’t realize is very unfortunate. They don’t realize that they are capable to produce whole new universe within! Principle of motherhood is alive due to them.

Blood is water at the core. Water (or Specialized water called Blood) is the closest epigenetic medium for cells. Water carries memory of not only smoking but all your legacy (Not just DNA!). That is how you and me exhibit so many traits of our parents and grandparents.

And this is the reason that role of mother is critical in maintaining right habits, diet – before even couple plan for child.

Blood’s Memory : mother smoked, detectable five years later

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Mothers with troubled childhoods more likely to have children with emotional and behavioural difficulties

The study found a significant link between the two, with almost half (49 per cent) of children whose mothers had been mistreated as children, developing emotional and behavioural difficulties such as excessive worrying or anger at 10, 11 and 13 years of age.

Mothers with troubled childhoods were also significantly more likely to have a lower level of education, to have a psychiatric history, to drink and smoke more in pregnancy and to have lower social support.

The study offers a way to combat the psychological difficulties experienced by children and to promote good mental health in future generations. This entails offering mothers with troubled childhoods and low mood access to psychological and social support, including offeringt parenting programmes aimed at fostering sensitive and warm caregiving practices.

 
https://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/news/records/2017/07-July/Mothers-with-troubled-childhoods-more-likely-to-have-children-with-emotional-and-behavioural-difficulties.aspx

Catholic Hindu: Product of Modern Education Minus Dharmic Family

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My friend was very happy Today. I asked him reason. He said he is happy because he gifted his children surprised Christmas gifts (Electronic Toys).

I greeted him for adding happiness by surprise in his children. Out of curiosity, I also asked him, “what did you gift them on Diwali?”

“Hmmm. Well, nothing as such. Oh yes, one large chocolate box!”

I replied, “Wonderful!”

Who says hindus are 80% in India?
We are mere 10% as per my observations.
70% are Catholic Hindus. Yes, even many of those who cry for Ram mandir once in a while for political motive.

Friend had curious question: Why did I use “Catholic Hindu Indian” term for those Indians who now live media-driven, market-controlled life? And why not “Protestant Hindu Indian” or “XYZ faith Hindu Indian”?

When I say we are already a quasi-catholic and quasi-islamic society now and we are either Catholic Hindus or Arabic Hindus, I see friends angry about it. Some of them unfriend 😉.

Accept the reality. Constitution is designed to be anti-sanatani. Media and Politicians are paid heavily to disregard Sanatana dharma. Schools and colleges are designed to beget catholic Indians. Entertainment industry is dominated by pro-Islamic culture. Spiritual Ashrams run on concepts of Church, with purpose of mass capture and synthetic unification.

Why रविवार is mandatory holiday?
Why new movie is released on Friday?
Why judiciary trespasses only into Hindu rituals?
Why Temples are controlled by govt?

Christmas-Carnival-MRIS

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Please read this article from magazine Vaidik Dharma. Year is 1955.

Changing faith is not so easy. Change in faith is not only due to spiritual inclination/attraction for specific sect but due to intense yet silent persuasion by different mediums. Schooling is one such medium. Movies, another medium. Advertisements. FMCG Products. It can be any medium. Goal is common – persuasion.

Mind you – this is not for some spiritual progress or self-realization. Sheer power game.

 

इदं न मम(Idam na mama) is a universal principle : Selfless living, longer living

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Longevity
We see life as universal sacrifice, helping others. Our motto is “इदं न मम” (This is not mine. This life, this action. Nothing is mine! Nothing is for me! My life is for the world! Rest of the universe!)
 
So called secular minds will say : ” Oh you religious fanatic! Always talking language of narrow minded Hindu Dharma” 😀
 
I went to one school for friend’s son’s admission. The headmistress told us: “Ours is a secular school! We celebrate spirit of all festivals but not religiously!” 😀
 
What a crap!
 
What religion? Dharma is not religion. इदं न मम is a universal principle!
 
Read this article, explaining same in modern science lingo!
 
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Research
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Caregiving within and beyond the family is associated with lower mortality for the caregiver: A prospective study

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1090513816300721

https://www.unibas.ch/en/News-Events/News/Uni-Research/Helping-pays-off–People-who-care-for-others-live-longer.html

Older people who help and support others live longer. These are the findings of a study published in the journal “Evolution and Human Behavior”, conducted by researchers from the University of Basel, Edith Cowan University, the University of Western Australia, the Humboldt University of Berlin, and the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin.

Older people who help and support others are also doing themselves a favor. An international research team has found that grandparents who care for their grandchildren on average live longer than grandparents who do not. The researchers conducted survival analyses of over 500 people aged between 70 and 103 years, drawing on data from the Berlin Aging Study collected between 1990 and 2009.

In contrast to most previous studies on the topic, the researchers deliberately did not include grandparents who were primary or custodial caregivers. Instead, they compared grandparents who provided occasional childcare with grandparents who did not, as well as with older adults who did not have children or grandchildren but who provided care for others in their social network.

Marketers love to exploit social gullibility / credulousness

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Gullibility developed through school education is dangerous virus. It kills social cleverness/intellectual alertness(दक्षता) from roots without any symptoms on surface 🙂.

That’s where advertising , media and power custodians exploit citizens. They make citizens pass through GREAT INDIAN EDUCATION SCAM assembly line and convert दक्षता into Gullibility virus. This virus does not only make humans puppets for illicit power custodians but also spread same gullibility as mass hysteria.

And mind you, social Gullibility has no relevance with your degree or alma-mater. I see many IITians, IIM alumni, doctors, engineers affected by gullibility virus.

Here is a quick gullibility test

Do you buy things by its face value (Glossy wrapper, attractive tagline)?
Do you buy things because there is sale but not because there is a need!?
Do you like song just because it is cool and liked by majority? (Kolaveri di)
Do you consider actors/politicians role models by their PR campaigns? ( Sachin, Sehwag, Amitabh, Salmaan etc)

If yes, think and act! You are victim of gullibility virus!

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