Sunday, July 29, 2012

Deepam




Think about this !!!

Everyone lights a Deepam to remove Darkness, but forgets the service of the poor Deepam and extinguishes it, the moment Sun rises !!!

The Deepam never complains about it, once again it serves us at the sunset to remove the darkness !!

Sunrise is your selfish friends who enjoys your brightness of life and Deepam is your True friend who always is there to illuminate your life in the time of difficulties !!!




Friday, July 27, 2012

“ॐ” is the sound of the cosmos

 


We can regenerate “ॐ” sound within ourself and resonate along with the universe. The energy created will be tremondous.

The “Chakras” are the seven main energy centers in the body. They are located along the Spine, starting at the base andrunning upwards to the crown of the head. The Chakras are described as “whirling disks of light”, and each Chakra radiates a specific color and energy. As each Chakra relates to specific spiritual, emotional, psychological and physical issues, the conscious awareness and the balancing of these energy centers lead to well-being.



1.Muladhara: base of the spine, at the perineum
2.Svadhistana: sacral plexus, genital area
3.Manipura: solar plexus, navel center
4.Anahata: cardiac plexus, heart center
5.Visshuddha: thoracic plexus, throat center
6.Ajna: pituitary center, eyebrow center
7.Sahasrara: crown of the head

Kundalini is an enormous reserve of untapped potential within each of us. At the base of the spine (@Muladhara Chakra), subtler than the physical body, lies the Kundalini energy, or spiritual energy, in a latent form.

Yogic Power or perfection in Yoga is achieved by arousing this Supreme Force. After awakening this Kundalini Shakti, you have to take this Supreme Power upward, through the Sushumna Nadi by Yogic method, from Muladhara Chakra to the crown of the head (Sahasrara). Then you will get various Yogic powers. The six stages in Kundalini Awakening are:

1.Prana usually flow in Ida or Pingala
2.Prana is made to flow (causing balance) in Ida and Pingala
3.Prana is made to flow in Sushumna
4.Kundalini energy is awakened
5.Kundalini is lead upwards
6.Kundalini rises to Sahasrara

The ability to balance Ida and Pingala, and cause Prana to flow in Sushumna is the most essential preparation for Meditation and Kundalini Awakening. After the upward journey of Kundalini, coursing through the Sushumna channel and the chakras along the way, it is finally brought to the crown chakra, Sahasrara. This union is the Realization of the Absolute, and is the meaning of Yoga. An accomplished, Purnayogi in the path of Kundalini Yoga is in possession of eight major Siddhis, viz., Anima, Mahima, Laghima, Garima, Prapti, Prakamya, Vasitvam and Ishitvam.

1. Anima: The Yogi can become as minute as he pleases.

2. Mahima: This is the opposite of Anima. He can become as big as he likes. He can make his body assume a very large size. He can fill up the whole universe. He can assume a Virat Svarupa.

3. Laghima: He can make his body as light as cotton or feather. Vayustambhanam is done through this Siddhi. In Jalastambhanam also the power is exercised to a very small degree. The body is rendered light by Plavini Pranayama. The Yogi produces a diminution of his specific gravity by swallowing large draughts of air. The Yogi travels in the sky with the help of this Siddhi. He can travel thousands of miles in a minute.

4. Garima: This is the opposite of Laghima. In this the Yogi acquires an increase of specific gravity. He can make the body as heavy as a mountain by swallowing draughts of air.

5. Prapti: The Yogi standing on the earth can touch the highest things. He can touch the sun or the moon or the sky. Through this Siddhi the Yogi attains his desired objects and supernatural powers. He acquires the power of predicting future events, the power of clairvoyance, clairaudience, telepathy, thought-reading, etc. He can understand the languages of the beasts and birds. He can understand unknown languages also. He can cure all diseases. 
6. Prakamya: He can dive into the water and can come out at any time he likes. The late Trilinga Swami of Benares used to live for six months underneath the Ganges. It is the process by which a Yogi makes himself invisible sometimes. By some writers it is defined to be the power of entering body of another (Parakaya Pravesh). Sri Sankara entered the body of Raja Amaruka of Benares. Tirumular in Southern India entered the body of a shepherd. Raja Vikramaditya also did this. It is also the power of keeping a youth-like appearance for any length of time. Raja Yayati had this power.

7. Vashitvam: This is the power of taming wild animals and bringing them under control. It is the power of mesmerising persons by the exercise of will and of making them obedient to one’s own wishes and orders. It is the restraint of passions and emotions. It is the power to bring men, women and the elements under subjection.



8. Ishitvam: It is the attainment of divine power. The Yogi becomes the Lord of the universe. The Yogi who has this power can restore life to the dead. Kabir, Tulsidas, Akalkot Swami and others had this power of bringing back life to the dead.

So, Start practicing from today and feel this enery in yourself because no one can explain beter then you can feel and it in yourself !!!

Self Purification




A Shisya asks a Q to his Guru, "why is that the body has to suffer for the self-realization of the Soul "???

Guru :: A diamond has to undergo the pain of polishing for it to get luster 

A cloth has to bear the pain of cut here and there for it has to become a nice suit

A vessel has to bear the heat for the water to boil 

Same way the body has to bear the pain for the self realization of the Atman !!!!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

“Lingam” is one of the most misunderstood motifs of Hinduism






“Lingam” is one of the most misunderstood motifsof Hinduism. It has been subject to such a bad smear campaigning by Westerners, especially missionaries, which even Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as a stylized phallic symbol. The expression ‘linga’ in the Agama context signifies ‘symbol’ (chinha). Derived from the root ‘ligi gatyau’, it refers to movement, and words having been movement as their etymological meaning have also connotations of knowledge (‘sarve gatyarthah jnanarthah’). Linga therefore means that by which the Divine is cognized or approached (‘lingyate jnayate anena iti lingam’).

The Agama texts also bring out another valid explanation for the word ‘linga’: linga in its primary sense is broken up into ‘ling’ (to dissolve, to get merged, to destroy) and ‘ga’ (to emerge, to go out). Linga is so called because all phenomena are dissolved in Siva at the time of cosmic dissolution, and it emerges from Siva once again at the time of creation. (Ajitagama, 3, 16-17).




Thus Shiva Linga represents the mark of the cosmos.






Swami Vivekananda gave by far the best rebuttal to Western claims that it might be a symbol of phallic worship, by giving proof from the vedas.


Swami Vivekananda gave a lecture at the Paris Congress of the History of Religions in 1900 during which he refuted the statements of some Western scholars that referred to Shiva linga as phallic worship. Vivekananda’s words at the congress were in connection with the paper read by Mr.Gustav Oppert, a German Orientalist, who tried to trace the origin of the Shalagrama-Shila and the Shiva-Linga to phallicism. To this Vivekananda objected, adducing proof from the Vedas, and particularly the Atharva-Veda Samhita, to the effect that the Shiva-Linga had its origin in the idea of the Yupa-Stambha or Skambha—the sacrificial post, idealized in Vedic ritual as the symbol of the Eternal Brahman.
Swami Sivananda, also explains why equating Siva Lingam with the phallus is a mistake. According to him, “This is not only a serious mistake, but also a grave blunder. In the post-Vedic period, the Linga became symbolical of the generative power of the Lord Siva. Linga is the differentiating mark. It is certainly not the sex-mark. You will find in the Linga

Purana:
“Pradhanam prakritir yadahur-lingamuttamam; Gandhavarnarasairhinam sabda-sparsadi-varjitam”—The foremost Linga which is primary and is devoid of smell, colour, taste, hearing, touch, etc., is spoken of as Prakriti (Nature).”
Bana lingam (One kind of Shiva linga )The Bana Lingam is a most Sacred Symbol and Divine Energy Tool, both in the ancient and in this modern world. The Bana Lingas are Swayambhu Shiva Lingas that have taken shape in the Sacred Narmada River, in the Central Western part of India. This is why the Bana Lingams are also known as the Narmada Banalingas or Narmadeshwar Shiva Lingas.The Narmadha Bana Lingas became very famous throughout the world, after the film “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” was screened : this is the very same Sacred Stone that they were searching for .The story:There is a story narrated in Aparajita-pariprchchha (205, 1-26) about the origin of the bana-lingas and their association with the Narmada river. Siva wanted to destroy the ‘tri-pura’, which had been obtained as a boon by the arrogant demon Banasura, and he let go a fiery dart from his great bow ‘pinaka’. The dart broke the three ‘puras’ into tiny bits, which fell on three spots:1, on the hills in Sri-kshetra (of unknown identity),2, on the peaks of Amarakantaka in the Vindhya ranges, and3, on the banks of the holy river Narmada. The bits that fell in these places soon multiplied into crores,. each bit becoming a linga. As they formed part of the possession of Banasura, they were called Bana-Lingas.

Science:It is the considered view of many researchers and geologists that the unique composition of the Narmadha Shiva Lingas was due to the impregnation of it’s rocky river-sides and the rocks in the river bed, 14 million years ago by a large meteorite that crashed into the Narmada River. The fusion of the Meteorite and the Earthly Minerals has spawned a new and unique type of Crystalline Rock with extraordinary energetic qualities – the Narmada Bana Lingam. The bana Lingas contain Crypto Crystalline Quartz (masses made up of either fibrous or granular aggregates of tiny, microscopic Quartz Crystals) and a Gemstone material called Chalcedony (with an iron oxide and geothite inclusion) alongwith Basalt and Agate – this unique composition coupled with elliptical shape has a precise resonance in alignment with our Energy Centers or Chakras and are used for thousands of years as Divine Energy Generators for Cleansing, Healing and for Meditation. The Narmada Bana Lingas are quite strong and the hardness is a 7 on the Moe’s Scale, one of the highest frequency vibration rates of all stones on earth. The vibration of bana linga is said to be perfect for purification purpose.

Thus Matsya-Purana (Chap. 165-169), truly said drinking the water from this river (Narmada) and worshipping Siva (Bana Lingam) will secure freedom from all states of misery


Courtesy ::Global Hinduism















Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Why are svayambhu pindis situated below the ground level?

                                            


















Why are svayambhu pindis situated below the ground level?

The divine birth passage and the divine phallus are the two sex organs responsible for animate creation. Realising this, primitive man worshipped both these organs. The pindi was created by union of the base of the linga (shalunka) representing the divine birth passage and the linga representing the divine phallus. The earth means procreation and Shiva means purity. Although the shalunka has both creation and purity yet the universe was not created from semen but by the resolve (sankalpa) of Lord Shiva. Thus Shiva and Parvati became the parents of the world. Huishka, the son of Kanishka began worship of Shiva’s linga since the second century. The concept of the Shivalinga originated after the union of the Shiva and Shakti (Divine Energy) sects. Shiva cannot do anything without Divine Energy (Shakti) hence the worship of Shakti commenced along with that of Shiva. Shiva’s linga in the form of a pindi represents the energy of effulgence. The modern nuclear reactors too are shaped like the lingas of Shiva.

 Types of pindis

A. Chal and achal: A chal linga is created for a certain ritualistic worship (puja). This is created like an idol of Ganesh made for Ganesh Chaturthi and is then immersed. An achal linga is installed in one place and not moved.

B. With context to the ground

1. Situated below the ground level (svayambhu): This possesses tremendous amount of energy. Hence it is situated below the ground level. If situated above the ground then devotees will not be able to tolerate the energy emitted by it. (The eyes of Lord Balaji of Tirupati are half open to prevent devotees from being affected by the radiance from His eyes.) Worshippers lie down on the ground and inserting their hands inside, worship it. The amount of Shiva principle in it is next to that in the jyotirlingas. These lingas are created with the resolve of Lord Shiva. Later the linga manifests before some devotee and after it is discovered, its worship begins.

2. Situated at the ground level: These are installed by sages or kings. They possess less energy. Devotees are able to endure only that much of energy. Worshippers perform ritualistic worship of the pindi sitting in a hollow beside it.

3. Situated above the ground level: These are installed by devotees collectively. These have the least energy which people can easily tolerate. The worshipper performs its ritualistic worship sitting on the platform constructed beside it.

Lingas of type 2 and 3 are referred to as manush lingas. ‘These are called so probably because they are created by man (manushya). They are included in the stable lingas. A manush linga is composed of three parts - the Brahma part, the Vishnu part and the Rudra part. The lowermost part is referred to as Brahma. It is square in shape. The central octagonal part is called Vishnu. Both these parts are buried in the ground. The uppermost round raised portion is called Rudra. This is also known as puja part as all the substances used in ritualistic worship are offered unto it. Holy texts on the science of idols state that the Rudra part should have some lines on it. These are called Brahmasutras. Divine and arshak lingas do not display such lines.’

4. Suspended in air: The pindi of Somnath created from mercury floats in the air at a height of five metres above the ground. Worshippers pass below it. This itself becomes the circumambulation (pradakshina) of the pindi.

Courtesy :: Hindu Janajagruti Samiti

Monday, July 23, 2012

Nag Panchami


Nag Panchami :::

Why it is Panchami ?? and not Astami ???

As i understand, Nag is the coiled snake lying dormant in us - Kundalini(coiling like a snake)

we have to raise our kundalini with our Sadhna.--"pranic awakening"

once kundalini is raised we outgrow Panch Maha bhoota(Panchmi) and merge with Shiva .. enjoying the sweetness of His bliss (laddus offered to Naga)

We even offer Panch-Amrut to Naga - Panch Tattwa's 

I feel Nag Panchmi signifies raising of the Kundalini, outgrowing the Panch Maha bhoota's and reaching HIM ...

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Significance of Wearing Bangles



Significance of Wearing Bangles as per Hindu Tradition .....




Bangles are a type of ornament worn by women in India. Also called Kangan or Chudi in Hindi, Valayal in Tamil, Gaaju in Telugu, Bale in Kannada. Bangles are part of traditional Indian jewelry. In India, bangles are very popular and with growing fashion trends, have become a highly popular in their various designs and forms. They are usually worn in pairs by women, one or more on each arm. Most Indian women prefer wearing either gold or glass bangles or combination of both. Inexpensive Bangles made from plastic are slowly replacing those made by glass, but the ones made of glass are still preferred at traditional occasions such as marriages and on festivals. Bangles hold great value in Hinduism and tradition. It is considered inauspicious for a woman to have bare arms. Traditionally, married Hindu women always weary bangles around their wrists. Today, the modern day women may not wear bangles with their daily attire, but only on occasions and festivals. This is because to them, bangles have a very sentimental value. In fact, to the Hindu woman, bangle is not only an ornament, but also an important part of womanhood and honor.

A single bangle worn by a man is called a Kada or Kara (steel or iron bangle). Kada is a circular shaped bangle having religious significance for Sikhs, and is made from iron, white metal or gold.

Marriage - While girls in traditional Indian society are allowed to wear bangles, married women are generally expected to wear bangles. The jewelry is primarily associated with matrimony, signifying marriage in the same way that the Western wedding ring does. After the wedding, the woman continues to wear her bangles as a charm of safety and luck for her husband, and after a Hindu woman's husband dies, she breaks her glass wedding bangles in an act of mourning.

Bangles and Honeymoon – During an Indian wedding, the bride tries to wear the smallest glass bangles. She is helped by her best friend or sister to do this using scented oil. It’s believed that smaller bangles symbolize a happy and loving marriage and a wonderful honeymoon.

Bangles and Husband and Luck – A married Indian woman is required to wear bangles (green or red depending on which region they belong to) on a day to day basis because bangles are symbolic of safety, marriage and luck for their husbands. Sudden breaking of glass bangles is considered a sign of danger or an unpleasant incident involving the husband.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Significance of applying Bhasma/Vibhuti ...


   


Significance of applying Bhasma/Vibhuti ...

Vibhuti (meaning glory) or Bhasma (that by which our sins are destroyed and the Lord is remembered) is the holy ash that Hindus apply over their forehead and body. The ash of any burnt object is not regarded as holy ash. This holy ash is created by burning cow dung along with milk, ghee, honey, etc. It is a principle sacrament in the worship of Lord Siva, representing His burning away of our ignorance to ashes.

Bhasma is generally applied on the forehead. Some apply it on certain parts of the body like the upper arms, chest etc. Some ascetics rub it all over the body. Many consume a pinch of it each time they receive it.

Literal meaning of bhasma

The Sanskrit word bhasma literally means “disintegration”. Bha means bharatsanam (to destroy), while sma implies smaran (to remember). Bhasama is thus a reminder to us of the ephemeral nature of life. Also,if we wish to unite with God ( or the ‘ supreme self’ ) and remember him constantly, our ego or ‘little self’ has first to be disintegrated or burnt to ashes. Bhasma is a symbol of this process. It is also called raksha because it protects one from all fears. When appled to the forehead before sleep, it is said to keep away evil spirits or ghosts, whether external or those which manifest fro the depths of the mind in the from of nightmares.
Bhasma symbolishes the burning of our false identification with the mortal body, and freedom from the limitations of the painfully illusive cycle of birth and death. It also reminds us of the perishable quality of the body, which will one day be reduced to mere ashes.

Homa (offering of oblations into the fire with sacred chants) signifies the offering or surrender of the ego and egocentric desires into the flame of knowledge or a noble and selfless cause. The consequent ash signifies the purity of the mind, which results from such actions.

Also the fire of knowledge burns the oblation and wood signifying ignorance and inertia respectively. The ash we apply indicates that we should burn false identification with the body and become free of the limitations of birth and death. This is not to be misconstrued as a morose reminder of death but as a powerful pointer towards the fact that time and tide wait for none.


The power of Bhasma :

Bhasma or Udi is also called “vibhooti”, because it gives spiritual power. The Sanskrit word, vibhooti means ‘glory’ , as it gives glory to one who applies it, protection from ill health and negative forces, and attracts the higher forces of nature. Another meaning of vibhooti is ‘healing power’, and it is widely used as a medicinal treatment in both ayurveda and Chinese and Tibetan medicine.

Vibhooti also means ‘dominion’, and is the subtle power lying behind creation, from which all things manifest. From vibhooti or bhasma , anything can be created by a tantric or aghora , because the potential of creation lies within it , and he ha penetrated the law and controlled the elements.

Maha yogi Shiva , father of tantra , is usually depicted naked in sadhana , his whole body coverd in bhasma. The first verse of the Shiva Panchakshara Stotram gives the following description; Nagendrahaarya trilochanaaya, bhasmaangaraaya maheshwaraaya. Nityaaya shuddhaaya digambarayya –  ‘Salutations to the mighty three eyed shiva, eternal and pure, wearing the king of snakes as his garland, naked and besmeared with sacred ash.’ Some other name given to Lord Shiva are Bhasmashrayaaya (abode of bhasma ) and Bhasmabhootaaya (covered with bhasma). Covering the body with ash is considered to be auspicious act for discovering one’s Shiva nature.

Vibhuthi should be taken with the right hand and applied on the forehead as three horizontal lines. The first line stands for removal of Ahankar (pride) the next stands for removal of Ignorance and the third stands for removal of bad karma (actions). The ash we apply indicates that we should burn false identification with the body and become free of the limitations of birth and death.

Prayer to Agni-- the Fire God...


Prayer to Agni-- the Fire God...

I magnify the Lord, the divine,
the Priest, minister of the sacrifice,
the offerer, supreme giver of treasure.

Worthy is the Lord to be praised
by living as by ancient seers [rishis].
He makes present for us the Gods.

The Lord brings us riches, food
in daily abundance, renown,
and hero sons to gladden our hearts.

Only that worship and sacrifice
that you, Lord, guard on every side
will reach the heavenly world of the Gods.

May the Lord, wise and true offerer,
approach, most marvelous in splendor,
encircled with his crown of Gods!

Whatever gift you may choose
to give, O Lord, to your worshiper,
that gift, refulgent One, is true.

To you, dispeller of the night,
we come with daily prayer
offering to you our reverence.

For you are Lord of sacrifice,
enlightener, shepherd of the world,
who wax mighty in your own abode.

So, like a father to his sons,
be to us easy of entreaty.
Stay with us, O Lord, for our joy.



Friday, July 20, 2012

Legend of Shiva Linga




Legend of Shiva Linga
The legend of Shiva Linga or Lingodbhavamurthy is deeply related to Mahashivaratri. The legend narrates the story of vain search by Brahma and Vishnu to discover the Aadi (beginning) and the Antha (end) of Lord Shiva. The legend thus proves the supremacy of Lord Mahadeva over other Hindu Gods and explains why the lingam is believed to be one of the most potent emblems in Hindu ideals. The story is stated in the three of the puranas - the Kurma Purana, the Vayu Purana and Shiva Purana

The Legend
 According to Puranas, once the other two of the triads of Hindu Gods, Brahma and Vishnu were fighting over each other’s prowess. Horrified at the intensity of the battle, the other gods asked Shiva to intervene. To make them realize the futility of their fight, Lord Shiva assumed the form of a flaming Linga in between Brahma and Vishnu and challenged both of them by asking them to measure the gigantic Linga (phallic symbol of Lord Shiva). 

Awestruck by its magnitude, Brahma and Vishnu decided to find one end each to establish supremacy over the other. Lord Brahma took the form of a swan and went upwards while Lord Vishnu assumed the form of Varaha - a boar and went into the earth towards nether land. Both searched for thousands of miles but neither could find the end.

On his journey upward, Brahma came across Ketaki flower. Exhausted and bewildered with his search to find the uppermost limit of fiery column, Brahma made Ketaki assent to lie that he had seen the top of the column where the flower had previously resided. Accompanied by his accomplice, Brahma confronted Vishnu and asserted that he had indeed discovered the origin of the cosmic column.

At this point, the central part of the pillar split open and Shiva revealed himself in his full glory. Overawed, both Brahma and Vishnu bowed before him accepted lord Shiva’s supremacy. Lord Shiva also explained to Brahma and Vishnu that both of them were born out of him and that the three were then separated out into three different aspects of divinity.

However, Lord Shiva was angry with Brahma for making a false claim. The Lord cursed Brahma that no one would ever pray to him. (This legend explains why there is hardly any Brahma temple of significance in India.) Lord Shiva also punished the Ketaki flower for testifying falsely and banned her from being used as an offering for any worship. 

Since it was on the 14th day in the dark fortnight of the month of Phalguna that Shiva first manifested himself in the form of a Linga, the day is extremely auspicious and is celebrated as Mahashivaratri - the grand night of Shiva. To celebrate the occasion, devotees of Lord Shiva fast during the day and pray to the Lord throughout the night. It is said that worshipping of Lord Shiva on Shivaratri bestows one with happiness and prosperity.


 Lingam Puja – How to Worship Shivling at Home?

Worshipping Shivling at Home

Before starting the Puja, the devotee takes a bath and wear freshly washed clothes. Hymns praising Lord Shiva or the mantra ‘om namaha shivayaa’ are repeated to create a mood for worship. Then, the devotee sits in front of the lingam and blows conch or ring bells. This indicates the beginning of the Puja.
First it is the panchamrit abhishek - the libation of five holy liquids over the lingam. The libation can consist of any five of the following – water from river Ganga, honey, sugarcane juice, milk, yogurt, ghee, seawater, coconut water or milk, fragrant oils, rose water or other precious liquids. Usually, only milk of cow is used. While pouring the liquid, om namah shivaya is uttered. Some devotees utter the Lord’s name 108 times and some 1008 times. There is no fixed rule.
After the panchamrit abhishek, the lingam is cleaned with water fromGanga. (This is might not be possible always so just normal water.) After this the lingam is smeared with sandalwood paste and is decked with flowers. Water and sandalwood paste is used to keep the lingam cool, as Lord Shiva is always in a highly inflammable state. In some Shiva temples, cooling liquid constantly drops from pot hung above the Lingam.

Next, sweets, coconut and fruits are offered to the Lord. Camphor and incense are lit and ‘arati’ is conducted. Some devotees fan the lingam and sing praises of the lord.

Finally, ringing of bells or blowing of conch indicates the end of Puja. White ash (vibhuti) is rubbed on the forehead and it is also distributed. Fruits, sweets and coconut are distributed as ‘prasad.’



Thursday, July 19, 2012

Soap



We Use Soap bar to remove the stains from the cloth... like in the Picture a female is using it.... if the Soap bar is very hard, it tares of the cloth, the bar should dissolve when used on the cloth, so that the stain been remove without damaging the cloth....

Cloth is our Body and the stains are our Ego, we have to use Sat-Karma like soap, to remove our Ego, if we have Proud feelings of our Sat- karmas, it hardens and never removes the ego, and start damaging the body, the hands which uses the Sat-karma is Bhakti, and as the Sat-karma too dissolve while removing the ego, then nothing remains neither the Stain nor Soap,.. that is the Bliss state....

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Bounce Back





I know you want things to go smoothly in life. 
You want to have things work out nicely and easily everyday.
But the truth is that you'll experience setbacks and unfortunately those setbacks can push us further away from our goals.

However, there is a way to bounce back sooner and turn things around quickly so that you head in 
the right direction.
How?
Let me explain.

First when you experience a setback - recognize it and accept it. 
Don't try to deny it.
Once once you've vented - think of what you want to happen next - and shift your focus to something else sot change direction.
When you change direction you no longer focus on what went wrong and youstart developing an optimistic outlook.
When you have an optimistic outlook you rebound faster and you believe that things will get better.
The minute you start believing that things will get better they will start to improve.

Now you won't see changes happening instantly. 
But you will be guided in the right direction. 
You will begin to discover opportunities to help you bounce back and begin achieving your goals again.

When you believe that things will get better you begin directing your subconscious mind to help you find answers and help you recover sooner. 
Start believing that things can get better. 
Focus on what you want. 
Don't let a setback stop you from moving forward. 
Push yourself if you have to. Begin believing that you can achieve anything.


Learn from the mistake. 
Learn from the setback so that you don't let it happen again.
Don't dwell on the mistake or what went wrong.

For example: if you lost money - learn from that mistake. 
Think about what you did to attract that situation. 
Now begin focusing on what you want - which is to recover the money. 
But be open to recovering it a number of different ways. You don't have to get it back from the source that took it. You can make it back another way.
If you broke up with your spouse, learn from what went wrong, focus on what you want next, which is a new relationship and begin believing that you can have exactly what you want.
These simple steps will help you bounce back quicker than you realize.

When you begin finding solutions and focus on creating what you want, you give your mind and subconscious mind a new direction. As you regularly do this you will begin to believe that you can achieve your goals. 
Once that happens, success is sure to follow. Get start today.

Think of what you want and start moving in that direction.

Create a belief system that corresponds with what you want to have happen in your life - and you'll begin to manifest it sooner than you realize. 

Here's to your success.

Creating Power 
PS: Only when you truly believe that anything is possible - can anything truly happen...

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Mahabharata


Every One knows about Mahabharata,
Let’s revisit the above incident,
In the battlefield of Kurushetra ,Why Krsna guides the chariot of Arjuna into the centre-space between the armies of Pandava’s and Kaurava’s…..
Our Life is Kurushetra the battlefield where we struggle(out of Ignorance) each moment, Chariot is our Atma, Arjuna is our Ignorance, Centre-space is the Space inbetween our Right brain and Left brain, Army of Pandava’s and Kaurava’s are our unlimited desires, thoughts and vices….
When our Intellect and Wisdom gets confused and becomes indicisive out of Ignorance of the Supreme Reality, you surrender to the Paramatma leaving all your desires, thoughts,vices, intellect etc, that is when you realises the purpose of your Birth, you realises your Karma Yoga, Bhakti yoga and Gyana yoga, (without Karma you will not get Bhakti and without Bhakti you will not get Gyana) you merge with Him , when you realises His true form, you get to see His Vishwa-Rupa, you realize, you are one among Him, an He is one among You….

Monday, July 16, 2012

Tulsi Kavacham


Tulsi Kavacham or Tulasi Kavacha stotram is the popular prayer of Tulasi (Ocimum sanctum), the divine plant in Hinduism. Tulasi Kavacham is mentioned in the Brahmanda Purana. Lord Shiva taught this mantram to Lord Subramanya during his war against Tharakasura.Tulasi Kavacham is chanted widely on the occasion of Tulsi Vivah or Tulasi Saligram Vivah Puja.

Asya sri Thulasi Kavacha stotra maha manthrasya,
Sri Mahadeva Rishi, Anushtup Chanda,
Sri Thulasi devatha, manobheeshta kaamaani,
Sarva vidhyaartham Jape Viniyoga.

Dhyanam:
Thulasyamrutha janmaasi Sada thwam Kesava priye,
Praseeda varade devi Vishno priyakari sada.

Kavacham:
Thulasi sri maha devi nama pankaja dharini,
Shiro may Thulasi pathu
Phalam pathu yashaswini
Drusow may Padma nayane,
Sri Sakhi sravane mama,
Granam pathu Suganda may,
Mukham cha Sumukhi mama.
Jihwaam may pathu supadhaa,
Kandam vidhyamayee mama,
Skandhou kalharinee pathu,
Hrudayam Vishnu vallabhaa,
Punyadha pathu may madhyam,
Nabhim soubhagya dhayini,
Katim kundalini pathu,
Ooru narada vanditha.
Janani Janunee pathu,
Jange sakala vandhitha,
Narayana Priya padhou,
Sarvangam sarva rakshinee.
Sankate Vishame Durge, 
Bhaye Vadhe maha have,
Nithyam hi sandhyayo pathu thulasi sarvatha sada.
Yitheetham parama guhyam thulasya kavachamrutham,
Marthya nama mruthathaaya, 
bheethaanam abhayaya cha,Mokshaya cha mumukshunaam, 
dyayinaam dhyana yoga kruth,Vasaaya vasya kaamaanaam, 
vidhyaya veda vaadhinaam,
Dravenaaya daridhraanaam, papinaam papa santhaye,
Annaya kshudhithaanaam, swargaya swarga michathaam,
Pasavyam pasukaamaanam, puthram puthra kamkshinaam,
Rajyaya brushta rajyayaam, asanthaanaam cha santhaye.
Bhakthyartham Vishnu bhakthaanaam, Vishnou Sarvandaryathmani,
Jaapyam Tri varga sidhyartham grahasthena viseshatha.
Udhyantham chandra kiranam Upasthaya kruthanjali,
Thulasi kanane thishtan, aaseeno vaa japethidham.
Sarvaan kamaanavapnothi thadaiva mama sannidheem,
Mama priyakaram nithyam, hari bhakthi vivardhanam.
Ya syath mrutha prajaa naari thasya angam pramarjayeth,
Sa puthram labhathe deerga jeeinam chapyarohinam.
Vandhyaa marjoyadhangam kusair manthrena sadhaka,
Sa aapi samvathsaradeva Garbham dathe manoharam.
Aswathe raja vasyarthee Japed agni suroopa paad,
Palasamole vidhyarthi Thejothyabhi mukhor rave.
Kanyarthi Chandika gehe, shathru hathyai grhe mama,
Sri kaamo Vishnu gehe, cha udhyane sthree vasyo bhaveth.
Kimathra bahu nokthena srunu sainyesa thathwatha,
Yam yam kamam abhidhyayeth tham tham prapnothyasamsaya.
Mama gehe Gadsthwam thu tharakasya vadechaya,
Japan stotrancha kavacham thulsee gatha manasa.

Phala Sruthi:
Mandalaath tharakam hamatha,
Bhishyasi na samsaya.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Pooja


Pooja:
According to me, the Ghee Deepam which we offer to God, it implies that i will use My Grey Matter (like Ghee is used in deepam) and Light up the society with my Humble Atma, like the deepam light up the altar by keeping the Jyot(ATMA) steadily..
We Light 5 Agarbathies, which implies we will use our 5 Sense Organs to spread the Fragrance in the society, like Agarbathies does in the Pooja room..
We break and offer Coconut to the God, it implies that whatever harder we be outside due to our Ego, we break our Ego, when we come to you,and we become as tender as a coconut.
We remove shirt during pooja, it implies that we are shedding our Ego.
We take Theertam by bending our Index finger, it implies that we are bending our Ego(pointing finger)..
We stand up in a queue for hours together to have Darshan of the God, but the Moment we go in front of Him, we tend to close our eyes, it's because God is Paramatma, and we are Atma, and the world is Maya(illusion), so when there is Union between Paramatma and Atma, Maya should not be there...

Friday, July 13, 2012

Samadhi





Samadhi is a term used in Hindu and Buddhist yogic meditation. Samadhi is also the Hindi word for a cenotaph, a structure commemorating the dead (akin to a tomb, but without remains).
Samadhi is a Sanskrit term for the practice which produces complete meditation (among "normal" one). According to Vyasa, "yoga is samadhi" deciphered as complete control (samadhana) over the functions of consciousness (better is it so Higher control, that it Release...).
The exact meaning and usage of the term varies among the Indian religious traditions (such as Hinduism and Buddhism) but its meaning is from 'sam', with (into), together + 'a' towards + 'dha' to bring (to get, to hold). The result is various degrees of veridical coalescent acquisition of truth (samapatti).
Samadhi is the state of being aware of one's Existence without thinking, in a state of undifferentiated - Beingness.
Three intensities (depths) of Samadhi are usually understood

1. Laja Samadhi - is latent ("laja"), potential level of samadhi. It begins in deep meditation or Trance - even with movement such as dancing, etc. It is state of joy, deep and general well feeling (Wellness:), peaceful meditative state (also with income from source known as alpha level of brain´s work frequency)

2. Savikalpa Samadhi refers to the initial (beginning) state of full valued Samadhi. The mind is still present with work(ing), which is reason for word KALPA (sanKALPA) - which means imagination (sankalpa means wish, which is defined in this example as imagination with will to get it). VIKALPA means "against imagination", because this level of samadhi goes to quiet and open mind by overcoming work of mind - as imaginations are (more than) result of that work). So that level of Sankalpa leeds to the Truth among any binds of mind (which are mostly imaginations). SA means "with" by that way. So SAvikalpa SAMADHI means "Samadhi (upper meditation) with (tendency to) against or better AMONG imaginations.

3. Nir-vikalpa Samadhi (or Sahaja Samadhi) is the end result. There is no more KALPAs (imaginations, wishes or other products from work of the mind, because the mind is finally under control and in this case is quiet...).
In Savikalpa Samadhi we get the taste of Bliss and Beingness but are still attached fast to our erroneous identification with the body as well as to our numerous worldly attractions. There is the Truth to touch it, among all illusions, false meanings and opinions - among all imaginations...
Entering Samadhi in the beginning takes effort. Holding on to a state of Samadhi takes even more effort. The beginning stages of Samadhi are only temporary. But that "effort" does not mean that mind has to work more (as in concentration or so), but it means work to control the mind, to release self I.
Note, that normal levels of meditation (mostly the lower levels) can be hold near "automaticaly", as "being in the state of meditation" rather than "doing meditation". But that ability giving many positive results (including materially practical) is quit hard to obtain. It is recommended to find some (spiritual) Master, teach about "alpha level" (and higher levels of frequency of brain´s work) and so on...
Upon entering Nirvikalpa Samadhi the differences we saw before have faded and only one and the same Substance is seen with which we then gladly identify. In this condition nothing but pure Awareness remains and nothing is missing to take away from Wholeness and Perfection.
Samadhi is the only stable unchanging Reality. All else is ever changing and does not bring everlasting peace or happiness.Staying in Nirvikalpa Samadhi is effortless but even from this condition one must eventually return to ego-consciousness.
Otherwise, this highest level of Samadhi leads to NIRVANA, what means total Unity with logical end of individual form (end of personal soul and also death or dematerialization of the body). However, it is entirely possible to stay in Nirvikalpa Samadhi and yet be fully functional in this world. This condition is known as Sahaja Nirvikalpa Samadhi (sahaja means "spontaneous"). Only the true Enlightened (spiritual Masters and so on) can be Spontaneously Free.
Nirvikalpa Samadhi is achieved through the advanced and prolonged practice of Kriya Yoga or other forms of Yoga (or even nonYoga spiritual teaching) and is the state of oneness with the Atman - the true Soul (as entirely consciousness part of the God).In Nirvikalpa Samadhi, all attachment to the material world and all karma is dissolved.
All awareness is withdrawn step by step from the physical, astral and causal bodies until self-realization or oneness with the soul is achieved. During this process, breathing ceases, the heart stops beating. Aware and fully conscious oneness with soul is then achieved in a most loving way and all cells of physical body are flooded with the Ocean of Divine Love and Divine Bliss for any period of duration - hours, days, weeks until the individual shifts his awareness from the soul back to the physical body.
For being full functional in this word, he awareness stay in Connection with the Divine, but stay (back) in the body, which is than normally functional. But some "strange" conditions will be there - better health (near invulnerable), better feelings (even for other person who touches the body with soul atached to the Divine) and "miracles" only by presence, speech (wishes!) and gestures (doings) of the Divine person (also called the Enlighted).
Nirvikalpa Samadhi is a preparatory step to Maha Samadhi and serves as extreme uplifting of all body vibration (see above) and leads to complete healing of karmic wounds to the open doors to God and divine love for further progress on your way to God.
'Samadhi' is the main subject of the first part of Yoga Sutras called Samadhi-pada.

Maha Samadhi (literally great samadhi) is the Hindi word for a realized yogi's conscious departure from the physical body at death. Which is also known as Nirvana.
Maha Samadhi is the final conscious abandoning of the physical body. Every infinitesimal piece of attachment or karma is completely surrendered unto God and dissolved into the Divine Ocean of Love. The individual transcends to worlds beyond karma and returns to God to merge into God or Nirvana which literally menas "extinction" and/or "extinguishing" and is the culmination of the yogi's pursuit of liberation.
    "In the Bhagavad Gita Krishna speaks about Samadhi and about principal stages of Nirvana: Nirvana in Brahman (the Holy Spirit) and Nirvana in Ishvara (the Creator).But in India the term ³Nirvana² became widely used by Buddhists at some point in time and later on this term along with Buddhism, was ³forced out² from India by Hindus. Instead of using the term ³Nirvana² Hindu schools started to expand the meaning of the term ³Samadhi² by adding to it various prefixes. Various schools used these composite words and because of this the term ³Samadhi² got ³diffused² and lost its unambiguity. This is why it makes sense to get back to accurate terminology that God introduced into spiritual culture through Krishna."
Samadhi in Bhakti The Vaishnava Bhakti Schools of Yoga define Samadhi as 'complete absorption in the object of one's love (Krishna)'. Rather than thinking of 'nothing', true samadhi is said to be achieved only when one has pure, unmotivated love of God. Thus even while performing daily activities a practitioner can strive for full samadhi within their heart. The Yogui is in MahaSamadhi before the dead and after the separation of the material body, he returns to a perfect state of trascendental bliss and eternal personal love with god... Which is in true "only" Nirvikalpa Samadhi, because the individual personality still exists (even so purified, that has etereal relationship with God as with a being at the same level...

                                                               The Buddhist Tradition

Samadhi, or concentration of the mind, is the second of the three parts of the Buddha's teaching: sila or conduct, samadhi or samatha (concentration), and pnna (wisdom).
It has been taught by the Buddha using 40 different objects of meditation, such as mindfulness of breathing (anapanasati) and loving kindness (metta). Upon development of samadhi, one's mind becomes purified of defilement, calm, tranquil, and luminous.
Once the meditator achieves a strong and powerful concentration, his mind is ready to penetrate and see into the ultimate nature of reality, eventually obtaining release from all suffering. In the language of the eight-fold path, samatha is "right concentration".
Important components of Buddhist meditation, frequently discussed (1, 2) by the Buddha, are the successively higher meditative states known as the four jhanas. The Buddhist suttas mention that samadhi practitioners may develop supernormal powers (called 'siddhis'), and list several that the Buddha developed, but warn that these should not be allowed to distract the practitioner from the larger goal of complete freedom from suffering.

Saranagati



Just let's revisit the incident of Mahabharata:
Draupadi = Self(Atma)
Pandavas = Sense Organs
Krsna = Infinite (Paramatma)
Dushasana, Karna, Duryodhana & kauravas = Vices(Greed, Anger,Lust etc)
Bheesma pithamah = Gyana/Knowledge
Dhronacharya = Guru
Vidur= Nyaya and Niti
Sanjaya = Witness( Drustha Bhava)
Kurukshetra = the small place between Our Right brain and Left brain

When the sense organs(pandavas) loose out to the vices(Kauravas), they try to destroy the Modesty and Chastity of the Self(Draupadi), and at that time no one comes to the rescue of the Self, it's the Self who has to totally Surrender to the Infinite(Krsna) to Save it's Modesty and Chastity, even the Gyana(Bheesma), Guru(Drona), Nyaya and Niti (Vidur) they too can't help the Self, it's the surrender in totality helps the Self.. even when Draupadi( Self) called Krsna to rescue her, at first place even He had not come, as Draupadi was holding to her Saree and was Still a bit egoistic and was calling out with a doubt in mind, Krsna(Infinite) came only when Draupadi left her Saree and raised her both the hands in total Saranagati to the Infinite one, thus Merging into the Infinite one in Turiya Avastha, and The Infinite with His abundance helps her out ....

Lesson: Never allow your Self to be egoistic, never allow your sense organs to overtake your self, never be in the bad company of vices even Nyaya, Niti, Gyana and Guru will not be able to help you,.. Always be in Saranagati bhava to the Infinite one and have Drustha bhava like Sanjaya....

Kurushetra is a small place inbetween our Right and Left brain where always there is a conflict of Good and Bad, it's through total surrender to the Infinite one, we can conquer all our vices and win the battle of life for the MOKSHA