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Criminal free society or Crime free society?

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In India, come election season and media will find lawlessness everywhere! Are weak laws responsible for rising crimes in society? Will we be secure when laws are amended and made like communist laws of China or Shariya laws of middle eastern countries?

1) Criminal free society 2) Crime free society

What do we want? First or second?

Strict laws will eliminate criminals but cannot eliminate crimes.
Our lifestyle can eliminate crimes.

Ideal society seek solutions in self and not man-made laws.

There is no surprise that our society seek solution for sexual crimes in strict laws. Some of them compare our laws with other countries like Arabs and demand strict laws.

Are laws sole and full proof solution?
No.

Let me share one scenario to understand this better:

There is a lake in the village. Fisherman community depends upon lake for the livelihood. Lake and her fish communities play critical role in this village economy.

Suddenly, there was an outbreak of disease and one by one fishes were
dying.

At this moment, Govt fishery dept can do two things

1) Give medicine to fishes
2) Investigate problems in environment which causes such outbreak

Task 2 is critical than saving already dying fishes. This does not mean task 1 is not needed at all. But task 2 is more critical to avoid future outbreaks.

Moral of the story is: It is environment that plays a role of breeding ground for healthy or unhealthy society, be it fishes or humans.

Strict laws are like task 1 in the story. US has best laws and judiciary but highest rape crimes happen in US. Do you know why? They don’t care about task 2. Do we know how these perverted humans are breeding?

Well, it is our perverted entertainment indulgence. But since it is our daily dosage of peace, we want to play blind and only focus on task 1 (Give medicines to fishes i.e. strict laws).

Ideal society takes care of their environment. We do not so we deserve crimes. We are right now shun the disease society. We should be prevent the disease society 🙁. Medicines cannot prevent physiological disease. Laws cannot prevent societal disease. We must work on environment to stop further outbreak.

Spirituality is joke in hungry society: भूखे भजन न होय गोपाला

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भूखे भजन न होय गोपाला..
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नाम के ऊपर वाणी है; क्योंकि वाणी द्वारा ही नाम का उच्चारण होता है। इसे ब्रह्म का एक रूप माना जा सकता है। वाणी के ऊपर संकल्प है; क्योंकि संकल्प ही मन को प्रेरित करता है। संकल्प के ऊपर चित्त है; क्योंकि चित्त ही संकल्प करने की प्रेरणा देता है। चित्त से भी ऊपर ध्यान है; क्योंकि ध्यान लगाने पर ही चित्त संकल्प की प्रेरणा देता है। ध्यान से ऊपर विज्ञान है; क्योंकि विज्ञान का ज्ञान होने पर ही हम सत्य-असत्य का पता लगाकर लाभदायक वस्तु पर ध्यान केन्द्रित करते हैं। विज्ञान से श्रेष्ठ बल है और बल से भी श्रेष्ठ अन्न है; क्योंकि भूखे रहकर न बल होगा, न विज्ञान होगा, न ध्यान लगाया जा सकेगा।

For me, not only poor but malnourished middle class kids are also poor as they don’t get the right food too! Not only physical food, our hunger for sensual gratification is highest in the history due to constant bombardment by media and hormonally imbalanced food. This will also hamper our individual and collective spiritual journey.

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Was Shri Krishna Socialist/communist ?

नात्यश्नतस्तु योगोऽस्ति न चैकान्तमनश्नतः।
न चातिस्वप्नशीलस्य जाग्रतो नैव चार्जुन।।6.16।।

Don’t see “Demanding food for mass” with socialist or communist lenses.

It is pre-requisite for साधना. When not fulfilled, you cannot find spiritually eager critical mass. Without such critical mass, dharma? राष्ट्र? hmmm. All the best (y) Try it out.

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Activity and Seclusion

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Ideally, exercise demand seclusion, you be with yourself so that you can be with your billion plus body cells who demand your focus for their nourishment (focused, like you do prayer). Cooking demand social contribution, all family members participating.

In reality, we seek company for exercise and force wife/mother/sister/self to cook in seclusion.

Re-arrange priorities if you can. It is fun (not just fun actually. It is great way to use life’s precious moments for enriching life) cooking together and exercise alone. 🙂

Side note: यज्ञ is the key word behind all human activities. In exercise, billion plus body cells participate in यज्ञ. It is micro-level यज्ञ. Cooking is macro-level यज्ञ where we participate.

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Never delay dharma-karya(धर्म-कार्य)

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Whatever you have to pay back to others or whichever task has to be done by you, please do it in the expected time and without delay. If you do not do it in assigned time then the relevance of that work vanishes (i.e. it will have no impact (impact is here equated with rasa essence).

रस रहने तक रसपूर्वक | कर डालिए| धर्मकार्यमें देरी नहीं!कभी नहीं!

Vitthal is the center of worship

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Do you know why you can still find lakhs of devotees participating in Dindi procession?!

Simple reason : Vitthal is the center of worship.

Urban Pop-Guru craze won’t sustain the Kala blows. No man-made interest for community can sustain the Kala (TIme) blows.

Think about it. Keep Vitthal in the center. For the sake of Dharma.

Aashadhi Ekadashi is here. Much needed Hindu Unity won’t happen by social media. Come on the roads. Participate in mass events. If you are bright dynamic young man, demonstrate! Keep the rituals alive! That is the only way of unity!

॥ विठ्ठल विठ्ठल विठ्ठला ||

She is center of the Universe!


Center

Without her, who are you?

There was discussion raided by colleague about big fat Indian wedding virus spreading in all sections of society and how it is waste of resources.

This is happening because we really don’t want to live life at subtle level. We really don’t want to spend time in performing rituals by understanding their stand in our life!

Your daughter and his wife is not a doll! She is center of the universe!! And never a big fat waste on wedding! Let Ambani(s) and Tata(s) do it! They spend 0.1% of wealth. You spend your entire saving in it!!

ध्रुवा द्यौर्ध्रुवा पृथिवी ध्रुवं विश्वमिदं जगत्।
ध्रुवासः पर्वता इमे ध्रुवा स्त्री पतिकुले इयम्।।

हिन्दू परिवारमें ,स्त्री ध्रुव है| विवाह समय, पति पत्नीको यह बातसे अवगत करवाता है|

Would-be groom make sure that her would-be bride realize that she is the center of new universe they are forming together!!

He is not doing his job of making her realize.
She is not doing her job to act as a center.

🙁 May Maa bless all couples wisdom to realize this विवाह मंत्र

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Related reference from ऋग्वेद

MANTRA DEFINITIONS:

ऋषि: (Rishi) :- ध्रुवः

देवता (Devataa) :- राज्ञःस्तुतिः

छन्द: (Chhand) :- अनुष्टुप्

स्वर: (Swar) :- गान्धारः

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THE MANTRA
The Mantra with meters (Sanskrit)

ध्रु॒वा द्यौर्ध्रु॒वा पृ॑थि॒वी ध्रु॒वास॒: पर्व॑ता इ॒मे । ध्रु॒वं विश्व॑मि॒दं जग॑द्ध्रु॒वो राजा॑ वि॒शाम॒यम् ॥

सब वस्तुओं का आधार जगत् नियम में ध्रुव है स्थिर है, नक्षत्र एवं ग्रह मण्डल का आधार द्युलोक ध्रुव है, मनुष्य पशु पक्षी वृक्ष एवं पाषणादि का आधार पृथिवी ध्रुव है ऐसे ही प्रजाओं का आधार राजा भी ध्रुव नियम में रहना चाहिये ||४||

Life of A Dharma Agent : Walking on Razor’s Edge

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Why do insist friends to stay away from gossip, cricket, political trivia, Bollywood and all?

See, it is simple. You cannot walk on two paths at the same time. Either you are on the part of dharma for self-realization for self and rest or you are on the path of delusion.

Path of dharma is razor sharp. Painful. If you cannot bear the pain, better we take different paths from this point of time.

One must get rid of 21st century’s illusion.

उत्तिष्ठत जाग्रत प्राप्य वरान्निबोधत ।
क्षुरस्य धारा निशिता दुरत्यया दुर्गं पथस्तत्कवयो वदन्ति ।।
(कठोपनिषद्, अध्याय १, वल्ली ३, मंत्र १४)
जिसका अर्थ कुछ यूं हैः उठो, जागो, और जानकार श्रेष्ठ पुरुषों के सान्निध्य में ज्ञान प्राप्त करो । विद्वान् मनीषी जनों का कहना है कि ज्ञान प्राप्ति का मार्ग उसी प्रकार दुर्गम है जिस प्रकार छुरे के पैना किये गये धार पर चलना ।

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न मे दासो नार्यो महित्वा व्रतं मीमाय यदहम धरिश्ये ||अथर्ववेद ५-११-३ ||

जब ( अहं धरिश्ये ) मै निश्चय करता हूँ ( मे व्रतं ), मेरे उस निश्चय को अथवा व्रत को ( न दास: , न आर्य: ) न तो कोई दास तथा न ही आर्य ( महित्वा ) अपने सामर्थ्य से ( मीमाय ) नष्ट कर या तोड़ सकता है |

My will is unconquerable. I am ever certain about my vow, a promise to self. My actions are full of certitude & no one, whomsoever, can deflect my actions as far as they are part of my vow, vow about re-establishing dharma (धर्म संस्थापनाय).

संशयात्मा विनश्यति: If you believe, its truer

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संशयात्मा विनश्यति ।
He who lacks discrimination, is devoid of faith, and is at the same time possessed by doubt is lost.

We have a choice. To believe or not. Investigations and inquiry is different thing. Inquisitive minds, always in search of finding solutions for mother nature’s puzzles are always welcomed but what about those who doubts?

They remain lost forever. In matrix. Here.

Enquiry is highest wisdom. True. However, faith should be base and not doubt. संशयात्मा विनश्यति|| Most rational Hindus keep संशय at base.🙁

Brains seem to involuntarily process the factual aspects of opinion statements differently depending on the extent to which they agree with the subjective points of view.

Rational Hindu,with colonial imprints, doubts whether scriptures & culture are true or not & with doubt as base, he inquires, inviting विनाश.

Having faithful inquiry doesn’t mean denial of science. If any tradition or scripture is based on truth, it will prevail even after inquiry. But if faith is missing, no one can help to cure delusional blindness.

There are two ways to understand scientifically backed beliefs impregnated by Culture of the land.

1) You accept them as truth realized by seers(Hypothesis -A tentative insight into the natural world;) in past and try to unveil truth behind it.
2) You accept them as false claims, doubt and try to prove them myths.

Anything is possible. You decide how to move further. Truth prevails, despite your futile efforts.

Just keep this in mind:
संशयात्मा विनश्यति||

अज्ञश्चाश्रद्धधानश्च संशयात्मा विनश्यति।
नायं लोकोऽस्ति न परो न सुखं संशयात्मनः॥
— भगवद्गीता ४-४०

He who lacks discrimination, is devoid of faith, and is at the same time possessed by doubt is lost from spiritual path.
For the doubting soul there is neither this world nor the world beyond, nor even happiness.

How does your research start? With faith or doubt?

Now, let us focus on research paper related to it and be firm. Never approach Sastra with doubt.:


Research


If You Believe It, It’s True

A new Ben-Gurion University study, published in Social Psychological and Personality Science, titled “That’s My Truth,” explores the brain’s processes and how opinions can trick cognition. Examining what they call “involuntary opinion-confirmation bias,” psychologists from BGU and The Hebrew University concluded that subjective points of view cause us to process facts more or less rapidly, and thus can hasten or get in the way of accuracy judgments.

“In order to make informed decisions, people need to be able to consider the merits and weaknesses of different opinions and adapt to new information,” says Dr. Michael Gilead, head of BGU’s Social Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory. “This involuntary, ‘reflex-like’ tendency to consider things we already believe in as being true might dampen our ability to think things through in a rational way.”

Human beings are less rational than we wish to believe, according to the psychologists. The findings are in line with previous research into the “epistemic Stroop effect,” which shows people involuntarily reject factual propositions that conflict with their worldview. “The distinction between factual truths and opinions held to be true is pivotal for rational discourse,” the team writes. “However, this distinction may apparently be somewhat murky within human psychology.”

 qz.com/1268034/scientists-show-how-opinions-trick-your-understanding-of-facts/

Military Training

This post is for those who would like to serve Maa Bharti in critical conditions as faithful Soldiers. This training regime was followed by we friends, when we were preparing for CDS. Some of us are now in Army and I am proud of them. This training schedule is for starters. Worth following if you want to build steel like nerves and iron muscles with torrential intellect having potency to act on thoughts.

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TRAINING REGIME FOR STARTER Soldiers

0400 – Wakeup (Make it 3:30 if you want to do spiritual sadhana first before physical sadhana)

0415 – Warm-up and Stretching

0430 – 2 km jog at slow pace, take it up to 5 km and increase pace gradually as you progress. Aim is to achieve 2.4 km inside 10 min. DON’T TRY THAT YET. Much more tougher than it sounds.

0445 – Loosen your limbs, get your breathing back.

0450 – Push-ups: two sets of ten each slow. Don’t give jerks. Start counting 1001, 1002, 1003 while going down. Stay down for 3 counts, then come up in 3 counts. Give a break of 1-2 min between sets. Increase no of push-ups in the set before increasing sets. When you think you can’t do absolutely no more, do one more. That is the one that actually helps. Relax your hands.

0500 – Sit-ups: Start with 10 crunches. Lie down and keep your legs comfortably apart. Keep your hands behind your head. When you go up, get your elbows together. Touch your nose to your knees. Stay for one count. Go down gradually. Keep your hands together. Relax your stomach by slight massaging. Lie on your stomach and stretch your abdomen. It will pain for the first few days. Increase to three sets gradually and 20 sit-ups each. Might take a month or so.

0520 – Chin-ups: Start with 5. Keep your arms shoulder width apart. Hold the bar from front to back. Keep your legs together and feet stretched. Go up slowly using only your arms, don’t kick your legs. Touch your chin to the bar. Stay for two counts. Come down slowly. DO NOT JERK.

0530 – Cooling down and stretching.

POINTS TO NOTE
1. Warming up and Cooling down is utmost important to prevent stress injuries.
2. Repeat the push-ups and sit-ups in the evening also if possible.
3. Every third day or whatever interval you are comfortable, go for a slightly longer run, if required at a slower pace.
4. Don’t increase your counts even if you feel you can do it easily. Give it a week at least.
5. We will gradually graduate to crunches and crouches once you move up.
6. To be fit, you must have a strong abdomen.
7. Anytime you feel uncomfortable, STOP. Don’t exert.

Childish Irresponsible Citizens : Overexposure to one-way entertainment medium

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Overexposure to one-way entertainment medium (passive entertainment, where your involvement is just to clap), decelerates adult mind that behave like a child. The word for such adults is neoteny, the state resulting when juvenile characteristics are retained by the adults of a species.

That is what Indian youth is. Childish. For them, their personal entertainment matters most. Doesn’t matter is someone dies in neighborhood. They will continue with their DJ party.

The worse is yet to come. You and me will have to hire rented crowd for our own cremation. Days are not far.

Don’t take this personally or wrong but trust me and think about it. This is societal epidemic. Try to do introspection. I did and I found myself utterly stupid, wasting precious life behind toxic life-degenerative gossiping promoted by one-way entertainment mediums.

Another word for such group of adults is ; Adult-infantile.

Body age : (20,25,30,35,40,45,50,55,60,65)
Mental age: 15. Period. Full stop.

Same old teen age gossip. Who is good actor and who is better at long drive. Who made how much run in xyz team in abc format of game in home ground under flood lights! 🙁

Many of my friends are super intelligent.They are super successful in career and life otherwise. Superior in mental and physical strength. I can sense their hidden talents. But alas. 🙁 Life being wasted behind silly teen age gossips. If they realize this, our nation would get so many mighty adults.

Our motherland demands such wonderful youth in abundance. What is the use of demographic dividend ( Largest young population of the world) when majority of them are wasting life?

I hope you will not take this personally and think about my pledge. (Last time when I wrote like this, I lost some good friends 🙂 )

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