Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Life is like painting

Life is like painting and not arithmetic
Create your world of joy

-- Swami Sukhabodhananda

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Reusable vs. disposable cups

Conclusion: Disposable cups/mugs are produced with lesser energy, and do not require cleaning - BUT in the long run, reusable mugs/cups are better for the environment, than disposable ones.

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Wednesday, April 07, 2010

A Yogi's World

Whenever Swami Ramdev talks about yog, yogi, dhairya... he often repeats a beautiful, inspiring and a deep mantra from Veda.
Sharing with you all, this nectar of knowledge...

The writing in Sanskrit may be slightly incorrect, and the meaning too may be slightly drifted.
But the main point to highlight are the great attributes - Courage, Forgiveness, Calm Mind, Truth, Compassion, Control of Mind, Knowledge, etc. A Yogi is filled with these, and lives in these.

धैर्य यस्य पिता क्षमा च जननी शान्तिः चिरं गेहिनी
सत्यं सूनुः अयं दया च भगिनी भ्राता मनःसंयमः ।
शय्या भूमितलं दिशाः अपि वसनं ज्ञानामृतम् भोजनम्
एते यस्य कुटुम्बिनः वद सखे कस्माद् भयं योगिनः ॥

dhairya yasya pitA kShamA cha jananI shAntiH chiraM gehinI
satyaM sUnuH ayaM dayA cha bhaginI bhrAtA manaHsaMyamaH |
shayyA bhUmitalaM dishAH api vasanaM j~jAnAmRutam bhojanam
ete yasya kuTumbinaH vada sakhe kasmAd bhayaM yoginaH ||

Meaning: To a yogi, courage is his/her father, forgiveness mother, calm mind wife, truth son, compassion sister, control of mind brother, earth bed, directions (disha) garment, and knowledge is food. With the foregoing as one’s family members, why would be one afraid of anything?

Note: Sanskrit writing, verse in Roman script, and meaning take from Hindu Words of Wisdom [Archive] - Hindu Dharma Forums

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Three Types of Urgent

  • tags: time, management, urgent, mark, forster

    • We tend to leave everything to the last minute. They on the other hand use all the time that is available to get a project completed
    • We disorderly people do it a different way – we either never get around to doing any of them, or we try to do all of them at once. Either way it’s a disaster. The orderly person’s way is to list the things they want to do and then decide what order they are going to do them in. Then they knock them off one at a time

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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Another perspective on Valentine Day, and Love

Not sure how you all view or consider the Valentine's day.

However, following is view of Swami Ramdev on Valentine's day.

Note, its quite unlike the absurd reactions of the likes Shiv Sena, or Bajrang Dal. Also quite unlike like crazy saviour media coming to save the unmarried boys and girls having affairs in parks in colleges; Or media showcasing the Valentine's as great event about love. Rather is much more balanced - in my opinion. Do give it a thought, and try to be aware.

Shillong, Feb 14 (PTI) Underlining that every festival signifies the victory of good over evil, noted yoga exponent Baba Ramdev today called on the people to understand the significance of Valentine's Day.
"People are adopting Western culture forgetting the real meaning of Valentine's Day," Ramdev told a press conference after a yoga camp here marking the 175th anniversary of Assam Rifles.
Narrating the story of the medieval Christian Saint Valentine who had fought the royal monopoly over marriage to establish marriage as an institution for people, Ramdev said, "Present generation have forgotten the struggles of St Valentine for granting sanctity to the institution of marriage. He used to quietly organise wedding ceremonies in the churches for the common people." 
"This day is not all about fun. St Valentine spread the message of marriage not that of socio-cultural decadence," Ramdev said.
"Nor it is an occasion to flout love on streets.
To give some still more perspective, following is video of Shekhar Kapoor's interview of Sadguru Jaggi Vasudev - On Love


Wednesday, January 27, 2010

My name is unique

... at least in USA
There are
or fewer people with my name in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Hindi is NOT the ONLY national language of India

Just read Hindi is NOT the ONLY national language of India, but what a pity...

What a pity - we resort to a foreign language if the sense, meaning or interpretation has variation between a nations own language and foreign temporary language.

A foreign language English, which is actually poor and unscientific than many of Indian languages, and Hindi too. Foreign language which does not have any words for many in Indian languages, and in Hindi.

Foreign language in which deep words like Yagya are translated to just 'sacrifice', and then interpreted the same. Foreign language and culture which has no concept of Dharma, and no word equivalent or as deep as Dharma.

What a pity Indians (English word of Bharatiya). What a pity.

Just because of various regional egos, we do not have a national language, which is actually national.
TB Macaulay and the Britishers have really done a great job of keeping the Bharat divided.