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राम-राज्य(Rama-Rajya), Not possible without गौ-रक्षा(Gau-Raksha)

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RamRajya

Utopian disconnected from roots, western ideas fed urban armchair intellectuals say: “Not more than 2% should engage in Agriculture!” 😀

But they want daily milk!

राम राज्य?

I wish UP CM, with his roots of cow-protection, will lead the govt to establish राम राज्य in real sense. And may the govt at center learn from him!

Rama gives instruction to Bharata as regards the duties of a king and the polity under an ideal monarchy under the pretext of enquiring about the welfare of his father and others.

Here, Rama is checking with Bharata whether he is taking care of Farmers or not.

कच्चित् ते दयिताः सर्वे कृषि गो रक्ष जीविनः |
वार्तायाम् संश्रितः तात लोको हि सुखम् एधते || २-१००-४७
तेषाम् गुप्ति परीहारैः कच्चित् ते भरणम् कृतम् |
रक्ष्या हि राज्ना धर्मेण सर्वे विषय वासिनः || २-१००-४८

“Are you cherishing all those who live by agriculture and cattle-rearing, O, dear brother?! The people living on agriculture and cattle-rearing indeed prosper well.”

“I hope their maintenance is being looked after by you, in providing what they need and eschewing what they fear. All the citizens are indeed to be protected by a king through his righteousness.”

Farmers suicide, govt sponsored slaughter houses, govt sponsored genetically modified farming, govt sponsored chemical farming, govt sponsored exploitation of cattle by dairy…

राम राज्य? Ha ha ha! Are you joking? It is रावण राज्य! Greed, Greed, Greed! विकास! विकास! विकास!

How many families read Ramayana, from womb to tomb? Without such vital hints, who will impart ideas of राम राज्य?

Tree Plantation is not a zombie activity

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Planting tree is very sensitive activity. Equivalent to raising children.
No parents wish their children to die prematurely or live painful suffering life.
For the well-being of the tree-life, try to follow during plantation:

• Worship Varuna, Vishnu and Parjanya for the well being of the plant before planting it.
• Worship sapling or seed itself before planting it.
• Make oneself mentally pure and physically clean before starting planting activity.
• Planting in Uttara, Rohini, Anuradha, Chirta, Mrigsira, Ravati, Mula, Vishakha, Tishya, Sravan, Aswini and hasta Nakshatra influences a tree and helps it flourish at best potential.

Reference: Brihat Samhita and Agni puran

Educate children, friends and relatives involved in tree-planting and farming.

Many more to come as I learn….

Why Holy Bath or गंगा स्नान(Ganga Snan)?

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Why Ganga Snan?

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Hindus have always believed that water from India’s Ganges River has extraordinary powers. The Mogul emperor Akbar called it the “water of immortality” and always traveled with a supply. The British East India Co. used only Ganges water on its ships during the three-month journey back to England, because it stayed “sweet and fresh.”
Indians have always claimed it prevents diseases, but are the claims wives’ tales or do they have scientific substance?

In the fourth installment of a six-part series, independent producer Julian Crandall Hollick searched for the “mysterious X factor” that gives Ganges water its mythical reputation.

He starts his investigation looking for the water’s special properties at the river’s source in the Himalayas. There, wild plants, radioactive rocks, and unusually cold, fast-running water combine to form the river. But since 1854, almost all of the Ganges’ water has been siphoned off for irrigation as it leaves the Himalayas.

Hollick speaks with DS Bhargava, a retired professor of hydrology, who has spent a lifetime performing experiments up and down Ganges in the plains of India. In most rivers, Bhargava says, organic material usually exhausts a river’s available oxygen and starts putrefying. But in the Ganges, an unknown substance, or “X factor” that Indians refer to as a “disinfectant,” acts on organic materials and bacteria and kills them. Bhargava says that the Ganges’ self-purifying quality leads to oxygen levels 25 times higher than any other river in the world.

Hollick’s search for a scientific explanation for the X factor leads him to a spiritual leader at an ashram and a biologist in Kanpur. But his best answer for the Ganges’ mysterious substance comes from Jay Ramachandran, a molecular biologist and entrepreneur in Bangalore.

In a short science lesson, Ramachandran explains why the Ganges doesn’t spread disease among the millions of Indians who bathe in it. But he can’t explain why the river alone has this extraordinary ability to retain oxygen.

https://www.npr.org/templates/transcript/transcript.php?storyId=17134270

Polluted Ganga still has medicinal qualities

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/24504/polluted-ganga-still-has-medicinal.html

He said during the research it was found that E.coli could survivie for only three days in a three-day old sample of Ganga water. The bacteria survivied for seven days in the Ganga water sample collected eight years back while it lasted for 15 days in a 16-year old sample of the Ganga water.

The E.coli however survived for longer time in boiled water, he said. A study of factors affecting the survival of E. coli in Ganga water is of great interest due to its importance as an indicator of fecal pollution in natural waters. It is ancient knowledge that Ganges water does not putrefy, even after long periods of storage, thus water from the Ganges has for millennia been regarded as incorruptible, Dr Nautiyal said.

Dr Nautiyal says this quality of the Ganga water could be used to develop a new anti-biotic which could be more useful in fighting bacterial infections. “There is however need for more research in this regard”, he said.

Jallikattu : Making of Warriors, 300 style

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If you share this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mo-QziDiznU) or this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLiyAYf1O24) with Indian parents of this age, 99.999999 % will reply it as disgusting harassment and extreme torture of innocent kids and will never engage their kid in such warrior making process.

But in reality, that is how the warriors were made in Sparta. Or here, in Gokul or Dwarka or Ayodhya.

Bulls are like kids for farmers. And bulls also realize it over the period of their lifetime. And only farmers can realize it as they are their life partners and sevak(s). What we see as torture, is not really the torture when you compare it with bulls sent to slaughter-house for their non-utility in milk-centric breeding of cows by artificial insemination.

But as I said, what you & me see as ritual-impurity in some modern forms of Jallikattu, must be corrected. Ban is not the solution. Ban will increase the slaughter. Ban will decimate the mighty breeds. While we worry about Bull’s rights, we actually impose societal adharma based karma. Suicidal in the long run.

Farmer’s Dharma, like all other forms of dharma, is very complex phenomenon. And difficult to understand until we put ourselves in farmer’s shoes.

If you would have shown me Jallikattu videos in 2005, I would have reacted in the same way as many of us in urban set up do. Even I would have supported the controversial ban. But things have changed lately for me as I myself experienced being farmer.

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.

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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?

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