SeasonDrivenLife

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Deepawali Churning: Season Driven Bodily Fire

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Season Driven Fire
Season Driven Fire

From Grishma to Sharad, bodily fire is of मंद (low) intensity. Just like the hidden fire in this charcoal picture with this post. It is burning but at low degree.

To re-kindle the fire in already burning dung cakes, you need to refuel it.

Deepawali is the festival to help bodily fire. By all sorts of perceptions, we ignite the dormant fire once again. This ignited fire helps us in winter. This ignited fire helps us in maintaining productive/creative pursuits of life.

Ritualistically successful Deepawali (which is end of 4 months of Tapasya) ==> Full blossomed वसंत (spring)

Act now, experience fruits in Spring.

But I hear fake rational arguments and utterances.

1) Why do we need oil lamps every where if they are about spiritual light
2) Rituals are waste of oil and ghee😀
3) Sweets means diabetes 😉 😀

Same rationally biased minds will talk about philosophy of mind and all. They will accept impact of mind and perceptual inputs. But fail to understand importance of rituals in maintaining perceptual significance of all physical activities associated with festivals!

These are nothing but outcomes of toxic delusions (normal in Kaliyuga)

If you cannot understand rituals, follow them blindly instead wasting time in fake rational logic. 🙂 (Y) It will be good for you, family and society! Intellectual gymnastics of debunking rituals and staying away won’t help anyone. It is waste of intellect!
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Importance Fire in Ayurveda
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Agni is innumerable because of its presence in each and every dhatu paramanu (cell) of the body. But, enumeration of the number of Agnis varies in various classical Ayurvedic texts, as shown below

Charaka has mentioned about 13 Agnis. Jatharagni – 1, Bhutagni – 5, Dhatvagni – 7 (Ch.Chi.15/38).[13]
According to Acharya Sushruta, five types of Agnis are illustrated, viz. Pachakagni, Ranjakagni, Alochakagni, Sadhakagni and Bhrajakagni. However, there is an indirect reference of five Bhutagnis underlying in the brief description made to the transformation of food stuff. (Sh.Su.21/10.)[14]
Vagbhata has described different types Agni, viz. – Bhutagnis – 5,– Dhatvagnis – 7, –Dhoshagni – 3 and– Malagni – 3.
Sharangadhara has recognized five pittas only (Pachak, Bhrajak, Ranjak, Alochaka and Sadhak) (Sha.Sa.Pu.Kh.-5/32).[15]
Bhavamishra has followed Acharya Charaka and Vagbhata (Bh.Pu.Kh.-3/169,180).[16]
Agni has been divided into 13 types according to the function and site of action. These are:

Jatharagni – one Agni present in the stomach and duodenum.
Bhutagni – five Agni from five basic elements.
Dhatwagni – seven Agni present, one in each of the seven dhatus.
Accordingly, they are classified into three groups, namely Jatharagni, Bhutagni and Dhatvagni.

Jatharagni
Jatharagni is the Agni or bioenergy present in the Jathara (stomach and duodenum). According to Ashtanga Hridaya, Jatharagni, the seat is grahani (duodenum), so called because it withholds the food for a certain time inside the Amasaya (stomach) to facilitate digestion. In the opinion of Dhanvantari, it is the Kala known as “Pittadhara,” situated at the entrance of the Pakvashaya (intestine) and acting as a bolt to the door of the pathway/channel of food. It is responsible for the duration of life, health, valour, ojas (essence of the dhatus), strength of all the bhutagni and dhatvagni. The strength of the grahani is from Agni itself, and the strength of Agni is from grahani. When the Agni undergoes vitiation, grahani also gets vitiated and produces diseases (As.Hr.Sha.3/50-54).[17]

Jatharagni is considered to be the most important because each and every nutrient that one ingests first comes to the Jathara and is subjected to the action of Jatharagni. Jatharagni digests the food materials that consist of the five basic elements and transforms it for utilization by the respective Dhatus paramanus (tissues).

Jatharagni is also responsible for separation of the food material into the essence portion (PRasad) and the waste products (kitta) in our body (As.Hr.Su-12/8).[18]

Jatharagni is directly related to Dhatvagni or bioenergy in the cells and their metabolic processes, with ultimate tissue metabolism or Dhatu-Paka process. All the Dhatvagni depend on the normal, healthy state of Jatharagni. If the Jatharagni is hyperactive (Tikshna) or hypoactive (Manda), it will cause an excessive or retarded action of the Dhatvagni. This disturbed action ultimately leads to various disorders. Jatharagni is the main important Agni that controls the function of all other 12 Agnis. All the Agnis are totally dependent on the status of Jatharagni (Cha. Chi. 15/39-40).[19]

Jatharagni is also classified into four categories according to its performance of digestion in the human being (Cha. Chi. 15/51),[20] namely Vishamagni, Tikshanagni, Mandagni and Samagni.

According to Hareet Samhita, Samagni depends on whether the Doshas (Vata, Pitta, Kapha) are in normal stage. When the Pitta is higher than normal, the condition is known as Tikshnagni. When Vata and Kapha are higher than normal, the condition is known as Mandgni.

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Samagni: The Samagni digests and assimilates food properly at the proper time. This thus increases the quality of the Dhatus (supportive tissues of the body). Persons having Samagni are always hale and healthy.
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Vishamagni: This type of Agni changes between digesting food quickly and slowly. When this Agni is affected by the Vata Dosha, it creates different types of udargata roga.
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Tikshnagni: Tikshnagni means very quick/very sharp/very fast. Tikshnagni is a state of very quick digestion of food, regardless of the type of food. Acharya Shushrut states that when the power of digestion is increased from normal to above normal, food digests very quickly and produces hunger or the desire for food. When food is digested, the throat, the mouth cavity and the lips become dry with a burning sensation. This condition is known as “Bhasmak Roga” according to Ayurveda.
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Mandagni: “Mand” means slow. The meaning of the Mandagni is slow digestive power or digestive capacity. Those who are having Mandagni eat very little and are unable to digest the smallest amount of food. Dhanvantri says that Agni digests the least amount of food in the greatest amount of time.
Bhutagni
Bhutagni is the one that is present in a basic element (Bhutas). There are five Agnis in each of the five basic elements, namely – Parthiva (earth), Apya (water), Tejas (Agni), Vayavya (vayu) and Nabhasa (akash).

Each and every cell in our body is composed of the five mahabhutas or five basic elements. Naturally, each cell (dhatu paramanu) consists of these five Bhutagni also. All the nutrients in this world that we eat also consist of the same five basic elements with their respective Agni or bioenergies. Thus, they are completely similar with respect to the five basic elements with their Bhutagni in our body cells as well in all the outside nutrient, that we ingest for the nutrition of our body. Acharya Charak has mentioned that the five Bhutagni digest their own part of the element present in the food materials. After the digestion of food by the Bhutagni, digested materials containing the elements and qualities similar to each bhutas nourish their own specific bhautika elements of the body (Cha. Chi. 15/13, 14).[21] These Bhutagnis act after the Jatharagni present in the stomach and duodenum, acting on the food and causing their disintegration. In the modern physiological perspective, the action of Jatharagni can be equated with the digestion in the stomach and duodenum, and the action of the Bhutagni can be equated with the conversion of digested materials in the liver.

Dhatvagni
All the seven Dhatus (seven element tissues of the body) contain their own Agni to metabolize the nutrient materials supplied to them through their own Srotas.

Rasagni present in the Rasa Dhatu.
Raktagni present in the Rakta Dhatu.
Mamsagni present in the Mamsa Dhatu.
Medagni present in the Meda Dhatu.
Asthyagni present in the Asthi Dhatu.
Majjagni present in the Majja Dhatu.
Shukragni present in the Shukra Dhatu.
Each Dhatvagni or the bioenergy present in each Dhatu synthesizes and transforms the essential Rasa Dhatu required for that particular Dhatu or cell from the basic nutrients present in the AnnaRasa or essence of the diet that we consume. Each Dhatvagni has got a speciality to synthesize and transform the constituents suitable to its particular Dhatu. This action is a sort of selective action. Acharya Charaka has mentioned the fact that that the seven dhatus that are a support of the body contain their own Agni, and by their own Agni they digest and transform the materials supplied to them to make the substances alike to them for assimilation and nourishment (Cha. Su. 28/15).[22]

Read more: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3221079/

Deepawali Manthan: Wake up dormant senses! (Light(Oil lamps), noise (Crackers) and sweets )

Shayani Ekadashi to Prabodhini Ekadashi (10 Nov, 2016, Sunday) (also known as Dev Uthani Ekadashi and Devutthana Ekadashi) – This 4 months period is dormant time for Deva(s) and so senses don’t work with their full efficiency. This part of the year is for penance and accumulation of wealth.

Time to Wake up Dormant Senses
Time to Wake up Dormant Senses

Prabodhini Ekadashi also known as Devotthan Ekadashi, is the 11th lunar day (ekadashi) in the bright fortnight (Shukla Paksha) of the Hindu month of Kartik. It marks the end of the four-month period of Chaturmas, when god Vishnu is believed to sleep. It is believed that Vishnu sleeps on Shayani Ekadashi and wakes on Prabodhini Ekadashi, thus giving this day the name “Prabodhini Ekadashi” (“awakening eleventh”), Vishnu-prabodhini (“awakening of Vishnu”) and Dev-Prabodhini Ekadashi, Deothan, Dev uthav ekadashi or Dev Oothi ekadashi (“god’s awakening”). The end of Chaturmas, when marriages are prohibited, signifies the beginning of the Hindu wedding season. And that begins by divine wedding to Maa Tulsi with Bhagwan Vishnu.

To wake up the dormant senses, fire plays vital role. Deepawali is critical festival. At least those who live in 6 seasons cycle, must observe it to break the sensual fast.

Light(Oil lamps), noise (Crackers) and sweets – All are needed to break the 4 months fasting and withdrawal of senses like how tortoise withdraw senses. Depawali ritual artifacts and events (oil lamps, crackers, sweets, meeting each other, pooja) help dormant senses to wake up.

With Prabodhini Ekadashi, starts 8 months productive time of the year.

Deepawali to Prabodhini Ekadashi – Wake up dormant hibernating senses
Prabodhini Ekadashi to End of Hemant Ritu – Purify and recharge senses
Shishir and Vasant Ritu – Engage in all creative, productive tasks (including progeny planning)
Grishma – Season for rest and preparation for yet another 4 months dormancy.

RRitU Sandhi Kala

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Sandhi Kala
Sandhi Kala

7 days before and 7 days after the junction of two consecutive seasons are the limit during which time the food of one season is to be gradually changed to the of succeeding season, for abrupt change without giving the digestive organs time to accommodate the change in diet, will cause diseases. This is not rocket science. Careful and sensitive outlook towards life can reveal it easily.

Are you dharmic (those who believe in Nature’s unshakable principles) or modern fools who eat Mc Burger and Pizza 365 days (with Cancer Cola)?

There is a progressive lassitude of the body from the end of winter, which reaches its maximum in summer. The energy of body progressively increases after summer and reaches its maximum in winter.

The digestive organs share this outer organic activity in general with other organs, hence the necessity of taking food of different tastes and quantity in each season.

 

Deepawali Churning: Who is getting consumed?

Burnout syndrome

Getting Consumed
Getting Consumed

 

Life span is limited. Ideally, one can stretch it up to 100 years. With our present life style, it is shrunk to 60s or 70s. Keeping this limited life in mind, every year, Diwali presents us two options related to light/fire.

Be a oil lamp that consumes life’s impurities and spreads the light of knowledge – a life spent in search of self by different ways – research, reading, meditation, running, exercise, work, family etc.

Or be a burnt out matchstick – a state of mental and physical exhaustion caused by one’s professional life and its chronic stresses. Dead and gone in 60 seconds.

Work-life balance. An internal flame to improve self, to live pious life, to live life for self-realization, to live selfless life, to live healthy and happy life. Think about it. How do we want to live life?

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Herbert Freudenberger, a New York psychoanalyst, coined the term “burnout syndrome” in the early 1970s to describe a state of mental and physical exhaustion caused by one’s professional life and its chronic stresses. In response to mounting task loads, the wretch piles on the hours at work, pulling late nights at the office, ignoring exercise, and skipping meals or eating unhealthful fast food on the run cancel personal commitments to family and friends. Sooner or later the work efficiency declines, with poor concentration, fewer creative ideas, self-dissatisfaction, and lagging self-esteem and anxiety about failure, and depression. Some may seek solace in alcohol or pills. Some even attempt suicide.

Herbert Freudenberger used this term to describe the consequences of severe stress and high ideals experienced by people working in “helping” professions. Doctors and nurses, for example, who sacrifice themselves for others, would often end up being “burned out” – exhausted, listless, and unable to cope. Nowadays, the term is not only used for these helping professions, or for the dark side of self-sacrifice. Anybody seems to be at risk: stressed-out careerists and celebrities, over-worked employees, or homemakers. “Burnout” has become a popular term.

Save yourself from being “burned out”. Happy Diwali.

Navaratri Manthan : The Beast Within And Seasonal Spikes

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The Beast
The Beast

 

We ,more or less, all are beasts in human form. Two qualities that restricts us becoming human are Anger and Lust. No worship, no meditation, no sadhana will bear fruits unless these two beasts are alive in you. Sacrifice them.

कामः क्रोधौ द्वौ पशु इमामेव मनसा बलि समर्पयेत।
क्रोधौ विघ्नकृतो बलि दत्वा जपं चरेत्॥

– महानिर्वाणतंत्र

काम & क्रोध – दोनों विध्नकारी पशुओका बलिदान करके उपासना करनी चाहिए|

’इन्द्रियाणि पशूनहत्वा’-

इन्द्रिय रूप पशु का वध करें ।

And we ignorant actually sacrifice animals 🙁

Although anger and lust can become active any time of the year, during monsoon, changes in our environment are such (mainly lack of Sun exposure) that they intensify these two beastly qualities. Observe around – why there are so many revolutions/agitations in the month of August. 🙂Why monsoon is deemed as season of lust by Bollywood? 🙂

It is स्वभाव or nature of this season (seasons when दक्षिणायन of the sun happen) to spur आसुरी शक्ति of human mind during this time.

And नवरात्रि is the time when we can worship eternal form of Energy to suppress beasts within.

In fact, there are 5 Navratri(s) in one year but we hardly pay attention to celebrate even two major Navratri(s) Chaitra Navratri and Sharad Navratri.

Since परम्परा of identifying beasts like काम & क्रोध् and scarifying them for the greater good of the society does not happen, we have living beasts around. Pervert pedophiles to rapists to murderers to suicide attempters.

राम (ह्रदय सम्राट – अयोध्या निवासी – The one that rules our heart) – सीता ( शक्ति trapped in Muladhara chakra but freed by राम , हनुमान & वानरसेना ) , हनुमान & वानरसेना ( महाप्राण & मरुतगण i.e. micro organisms living in body) – they all together can control beasts of mind.

Happy Vijaya Dashmi! 🙂 Celebration of success of killing beasts within!

Deepawali, Crackers and Earthen Lamps

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Deepawali
Deepawali

Wish you all healthy, wealthy and fun-filled Diwali preparation :).

I do not support high decibel noisy crackers but I certainly suggest sulphur rich crackers + castor oil lamps to purify environment harmlessly. Must if you are living in village growing monsoon crops.

It is much better pest control and epidemic control than toxic pesticides and antibiotics needed to cure humans in post-Autumn time.

Please read below note by Dhongi Baba :
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Diwali, the festival of lights is around the corner.

We live in the Kalyuga and every Yuga brings with itself its own parvartri, it’s own inherent nature, it is but natural that in Kalyuga we have the rise of Tamsik parvarti (the demonic attitude) and we discard traditions which are for the betterment of the society, the environment and the health and well being of the people.

The Rishis (holy men) of Sanatana Dharma were not just run of the mill holy men, they were individuals who had carried out a lot of in depth and exhaustive research on various topics, it would be futile for this mad man to go on about Algebra, Trigonometry etc which and many more were gifts of these Rishis to us.

Diwali is not just a festival of lights to just mark the return of Lord Ram from his exile. It is also a festival which marks the autumn month in India.

Every change of season brings with it a lot of climatic and other environmental changes which are then countered by the diet and changes in lifestyle. This was very well known to the great Rishis of Sanatana Dharma.

India is an agrarian society and the main food crop is rice; apart from the Northern states of Punjab and Haryana where rice is not the staple diet, the rest of the country has rice as its staple diet, as in rice is used daily.

Now during the autumn months in India because of the change in weather there is abundance of an insect called the ‘tiny leafhopper’ of the cicadellidae family. These insects feed on plant sap and can transmit plant-infecting viruses and bacteria. They are also a serious threat to the standing rice crop (paddy) This family of insects if not controlled and let to multiply causes serious damage to the paddy crop and then as a further result then give rise to another types of insects which then cause various diseases and flus to humans and also harm cattle and the plants.

So what can be used to control these insects? Sulphur, Yes Gandhak (In Hindi/Sanskrit) So how do we then get this sulphur in the environment? Spray it on the plants as if do not have enough chemical sprayed on the plants already, spend millions if not billions by hiring choppers to spray these chemicals all over the country? And when this spraying will be done it will still be sporadic as how do you cover each and every nook and corner of the country’s land? The effort and cost required would be astronomical. Hence the fire crackers are used, they all have sulphur and there was hardly any corner in the country where people did not use crackers on Diwali days and lit small oil lamps.

Why diyas (oil lamps)? Because the vapours from the oil lamps then go and mix with the environment and get rid of the excess sulphur in the environment, very well planned I would say, wouldn’t you?

The sulphur fumes are light, they rise fast, they rise and mix with the natural gases in the environment and envelop the lower strata of atmosphere thereby eradicating most of these insects, however the oil lamps vapours are heavier and stay lot lower and by the time harmful residue of the sulphur fumes settle down they then are controlled by the oil vapours. A win-win situation?

Moreover the clay oil lamps (diyas) are bio-degradable, they are not like the harmful plastic flashing lamps which are harmful in every which way for the environment.

Also thousands of people and mostly not very affluent people depend upon the fireworks industry and the oil lamps for a living, do not harm their living which is the most environmentally friendly occupation.

Please do not discard and get rid of your customs and traditions just because a certain business lobby says it is harmful for the environment, please do not dilute the culture which is a result of thousands of years of wisdom!

You want to know what is bad for the planet? Cattle farming, yes rearing animals for food is the biggest cause of pollution and food scarcity on this planet! The billions of watts of energy spent on fancy lights that are lit on Diwali for a couple of days in India and then lit for more than a month if not two in all of Europe and the western world for the commercial festival of Christmas, to mark Christmas shopping and sales to boost the retail revenues every year cause a lot more pollution, the slaughtering of thousands if not millions of animals for various religious festivals, let it for Id or for the Hindu festivals is bad for the environment, the unmarked increase in the usage of pesticides to control the insects cause pollution, the marking of new year by most of the western countries by having fire work displays of huge magnitude in every city and town cause pollution. The cultivation and cutting and transportation of so called Christmas trees world over cause a lot more pollution. The artificial rearing and slaughter of hundreds of millions if not billions of turkeys over the Christmas period causes a lot of pollution. The list is endless.

Please do not get rid of your customs and traditions, they are not born of some commercial tactics, they have a lot of meaning which is good for this planet.

One last thing before this mad man ends his rant, I hope and pray to all the ladies, Please do observe Karwa Chauth festival, do not call it Karwa Chauth if you do not want to, do not do it for your men if you do not want to, call it something else, but please do observe the fast, it is very good for your health and is related to your menstrual cycles and your hormonal well being. I wish and pray that may we all be granted wisdom to analyse the benefits and ill effects of our actions. May we all be steady on the path of Karma.

ॐ श्री महालछ्मयै च विदमहे विष्णु पत्न्यै च धीमहि
तन्नो लछ्मी प्रचोदयात् ॐ ||

“Om Shree Mahaalachhmyai Ch Vidamahe Visshnnu Pat`n`yai Ch Dheemahi tan`no Lachhmee Prachodayaat` Om”

Om Prem Shaanti

Karwa Chauth and the Sharad Moon : Detoxification Rituals

Detoxify! Chauth
Detoxify! Chauth

Karwa Chauth? Why and how? And why only females?

Sheer reason why I invest time defending rituals is their ageless existence. I have belief that if something is not based on sanatana rules, it cannot live in limited imaginations of human minds. If it remains live for countless generations, there is some truth behind it. It is injustice, not to find the truth. Many fake rituals and ideologies come on surface and fades away in 50-60 years.

If we say, we are followers (or mere believers as following has become difficult) of Sanatana dharma, we are the one who believes in mind (मन), body(शरीर) and soul (आत्मा) or {M,B,S}.

{M, B, S} of individual living in संसार gets polluted often like painter’s gloves who paints. Periodic detoxification of {M, B, S} is important for longevity and vitality of life. So, we have two Navratris. One of them becomes more critical because it is followed by 4 months long gloomy and cloudy, Sun-less monsoon.

Best way to detoxify body is by regularizing metabolism and adjust it with season change. Fast helps here.

From वर्षा ऋतु to शरद ऋतु is quantum leap for human organs and mind. Suddenly, there is change in appetite. मंद जठराग्नि becomes active. To control effects of this seasonal quantum leap, fast helps. Diet pattern change helps.

Time from Navratri to Diwali, is the time to perform detoxification regain back health (Sharad Purnima); longevity (Karva Chauth); fertility (Ahoi Ashtami ), wealth (Dhanteras) and inner happiness (Diwali) so that individual and family can enjoy life invigorating शरद ऋतु , हेमन्त ऋतु, शिशिर ऋतु and वसंत ऋतु until another Navratri cycle of detoxification. शरद ऋतु , हेमन्त ऋतु, शिशिर ऋतु and वसंत ऋतु – These are the seasons when {M, B, S} help performing 4 prarabdha (धर्म,अर्थ,काम,मोक्ष) as nature is in supporting role for majority area of the land.

Why focused on females? They are full of creative energy. Due to monsoon, their reproductive cycle hampers and become irregular. Fasting, moon and looking at husbands face helps prolongs Reproductive Life Span and menopause is delayed as much as possible [1][2][3]. Delayed menopause means active life for couple for long.

Since during monsoon, life-force become dormant and slowed-down, it is not a right season to plan for progeny. It is time of abstinence. Karva Chauth is nature’s green signal for generation planning.

But since, we now see everything with superficial rationalism, we find these rituals legacy of patriarchal society. I have tried to give few hints. It is up to you, to know this subject in depth.

In summary:

• Prolonged fasts during monsoon helps to balance slowed-down digestive power
• Specific fasts are prescribed for seasonal changes
• Fasts works on physiological balance of reproductive system
• Moon works on mental plane
• Regular fertility cycle means delayed or on time menopause [4].
• Early menopause (due to irregular fertility cycles led auto-immune disorder) means an increased risk of overall mortality, cardiovascular diseases, neurological diseases, psychiatric diseases, osteoporosis, and other sequelae. Can family life remain stable with all such sufferings? No. Leave aside your superficial rational mind and do fast 🙂 (1 in 20 women hit by early menopause : http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2012021/1-20-women-hit-early-menopause-Doctors-baffled-rising-numbers-40s-affected.html)
• Only advance and culturally superior civilizations think about respecting seasonal changes and live accordingly.

[1] http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/08/090827141340.htm
[2] http://www.sciencemag.org/content/326/5955/954.abstract
[3] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9448525?dopt=AbstractPlus
[4] http://womenshealth.gov/menopause/early-premature-menopause/

Navratri : Potent time of the year for spiritual cure

Navratri
Navratri

Abuse of nature’s law upsets the human system and ends up in disease like cancer. It is again the nature, the foremost physician who brings the cure.

To cure to various layers of the body, different treatments are used in Ayurveda. To cure the shukshma sharir (Google: “Panchkoshiy sharir” to know more), to cure the body layers other than physical body, various spiritual healing ways are prescribed.

Some of them are:

(1) Yagna
(2) Mantra Chanting
(3) Bhakti Yoga
(4) Meditation
(5) Yoga asanas, mudras and pranayamas.

Post-monsoon, to avoid epidemics, it is important to cure all-pervading cosmic consciousness embodied in our body. Above mentioned ways help in it.

Duplicity (A fraudulent or duplicitous representation) of modern Indian is hilarious. Since Yoga is famous in west, they don’t mind doing it. Other forms of spiritual healing are not popular so they make fun of them.

In reality, spiritual healing is integrated treatment. Only Yogic exercise or breathing exercise does not work. Mass level healing by bhajans, garba, mantra jap is also needed.

But there is no remedy for foolishness and ignorance of our age. So let the arrogant foolish Indians live in la la land(delusion). For slaves and fools, there is no alternative – they suffer and can never enjoy life fully…May God bless them.

Those who have faith and are ready surrender self to mighty mother nature, will in return have healthy life. They should engage in mass healing during Navratri time.

One such way is Yagna. Navratri is a potent time to perform Yagna. Our PM talks about Jan Andolan about Swacch Bharat (स्वच्छ भारत). Performing Yagna in this season purifies environment from नर्कासुर(s) grown in monsoon. It is biggest social duty one must follow during Navratri time. Yagna/Homam purifies both Atma/Self and environment.

But where is youth busy? In voyeur sessions at Garba ground – annual ogling season. Don’t tell me that all of you at garba ground are for Bhakti! 😀 (Though I appreciate those who genuinely are doing garba as spiritual sadhna)

स्वच्छ भारत does not only mean brooming the streets for selfie 😀.

Who will clean the Air? Who will clean and make environment spiritually healthy?

Must see this PPT by Subodh Kumar ji

अ‍ॅग्निहोत्र /होम भारतवर्ष की वेदों द्वारा विश्व को सब से उत्तम और महत्वपूर्ण विज्ञान के अनुसंधान की देन है.
पाश्चात्य विद्या के प्रभाव से बहुत से आधुनिक युवा अग्निहोत्र की उपलब्धियों को अंध विश्वास मानने लगे हैं |इस दिशा में आधुनिक काल में अक्कलकोट के ऋषि परांजपे द्वारा होमा का जो प्रचार और अनुसंधान कर के विश्व भर में सब पाश्चात्य देशों में जो अग्निहोत्र का सफल प्रचार किया है, वह अतुलनीय है. वेदों में अग्निहोत्र की सब उपलब्धियों को एक ही स्थान पर बड़े उत्तम ढंग से कैसे दिया है, आप स्वयं पढ़े | यहां यह भी बताना आवश्यक हो जाता है कि आधुनिक विज्ञान के अनुसंधान के अनुसार यह सब अग्निहोत्र के लाभ पूर्णतया विज्ञान सम्मत पाए गए हैं |

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Season Driven Life: Sharad : Kadali Vratam

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Sharad:Season of Banana
Sharad:Season of Banana
Sharad:Season of Banana
Sharad:Season of Banana
Sharad ऋतु
Sharad ऋतु

कदली is a sanskrit word for Banana tree. भादो शुक्ल चतुर्दशी is a day when Banana-belt (where Banana is local fruit food) celebrates कदली व्रत. We worship and plant Banana trees. It is also season to harvest last year’s plantation. (The time between planting a banana plant and the harvest of the banana bunch is from 9 to 12 months. The flower appears in the sixth or seventh month.)

Why कदली व्रत in शरदऋतू?

This is the season of Pitta Prakop. From Malaria to Dengue to Viral infections, all are outcomes of Pitta Prakop followed by life routine negligence.

Best way to tackle Pitta Prakop is to eat sweet fruits. Banana tops the list.

Sanatana Dharma never ever believe in selfish consumption. That which takes care, is a mother. Without worshiping Banana, how can we complete the cycle? So कदली व्रत. While physical Banana may take care of PanchMahabhut, spending time with Banana tree takes care प्राणमय शरीर and chanting with it takes care of मनोमयशरीर.

In short, perfect set up to see 100 शरद cycles

Season Driven Life : Welcome Sharad : Season of epidemics

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As I always say, modern healthcare is not way pro-patient. It is pro-business. (I am not talking about some genuine people but about system)

Every year in this season, pro-business administrators in health ministry and medical industry, exploits citizens by creating fear about Dengue and Swine Flu.

Epidemics during Sept-Oct in tropical region is not new thing. It has been going on for long. Only illnesses have changed based on the amount of rain and heat of Sharad Ritu and how much care is taken to keep pancha-mahabhut pure (internal body as well as environment).

There was spell of 40 years (between 1896 to 1936), when Western India was afflicted by plague every year October! Can you imagine? Same is the story of dengue and chikenguniya now! This is season of epidemics!

Mother Nature is so loving. She shares all her त्रिकालज्ञान by plenty of signs. Not only that, she also prepares us for upcoming seasonal catastrophe. So much wisdom if we just spend life with her and learn from her nurturing!

रोगाणाम शारदि माता (Season Sharad is mother of all disease) – Current season (from 14th Sept) is known as season of epidemics. It is season when Mother Nature prefers to balance the population.
End of monsoon, humid & hot – perfect setup for pathogens to expand their rule.

If you just follow the routine guided by Mother Nature for Sharad Ritu, you will be just fine! 🙂

Sharad Ritu : Importance of night
Sharad Ritu : Importance of night

रात्रि विहार is best for health. Avoid exercise in afternoon (or after 7 am). Not even in Gym. 🙂

Sharad Ritu. Surya Bhagwan is in form of Vivasvan & Tvashtha. Fierce form. Scorching heat. Rising Pitta Prakop and subduing Vata Prakop. Time to alter food regime.

All night festivals. Navratri. Sharad Purnima. Diwali.

Time to resume milk based food and mithai (except butter milk). Time to eat more sweet so that pitta remains in control. Bitter and pungent food along with sweet.

Best wishes and prayers for everyone’s good health. More on Sharad as time progresses.

 

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