Tuesday, December 29, 2015


There cannot be a measure for the acuteness of the power of the mind. It goes faster than a thousand horse powered engine or even than a rocket. If the mind's capabilities are properly controlled and conditioned a man can hear quite distinctly every word of the conversation being carried on between two persons thousands of miles apart, and they can be seen as if sitting very near. Not only this, but it is possible to know what goes on in the mind of persons thousands of miles away. Television and tele-audition are the achievements of a controller mind. The great sage Patanjali propounding the characteristics of Yoga has said:
"The meaning of Yoga is nothing else but controlling the tendencies of the mind." A master yogi can do anything. He can achieve the incomparable ecstasy of knowing God (Brahma) or can overawe the people by displaying miraculous feats. Mesmerism and Hypnotism, which are considered base psychic tricks, do not contribute to any spiritual upliftment of him who practices them. For true upliftment, mind should be directed towards spiritual quest. Even if this quest of the inner self cannot be revealed in concrete results, a reasonable person by reading, knowing and hearing about this wonderful power of the mind can surely endeavor to develop in himself this heavenly mental capacity.
In Nepal, which is the home of Yoga, one will never experience a dearth of miracles. The westerners are aware of this fact. In this connection a western correspondent's experience is worth nothing. He writes, "I was traveling by a river boat in India. As soon as the boat toughed a port, an Indian dressed only in a loin cloth boarded the boat with a bundle. He took a coil of rope lying there. Taking one end of it he knotted it and threw it upwards to the sky with all his might. The knot was going higher and higher and the coil below was being unwound of its own accord, and in a short time the whole coil of rope vanished in the sky. A coconut shell was lying nearby. He filled it with water, the amount of which was meager. Yet pouring the water in a pail, he filled the pail to the brim. He repeated this process and filled fifteen pails in a row. Then he chanted something and raised up his hand, the coconut shell disappeared, and when he lowered his hand there was a pail seen in it. Seeing all this we were so amazed, that we could not make out what all that was?"
Paul Brunton wandered all over India in search of such miracles and as a result of what he saw he wrote a book in support of this secret lore. Louis Jackalion, a French magistrate of Pondichery has also written a book on similar lines in which he has praised very much this secret lore of India. What others look up as wonderful miracles or displays of secret lore are considered by the Yogis as a little glimpse of the power of the mind. Though the display of this power is attractive to observe, it is a serious impediment to the ultimate goal of self-realization. The aim of controlling the mind is to know the True self. By achieving this knowledge man can experience freedom from life's bondage and enjoy bliss of heaven.
In "Ramottartapaniya Upanishad", in the discussion of the capabilities of the mind, it si stated; "The meeting place between the eyebrows and the nose is not only heaven, but something higher than heaven, but it is controlled by nature. Thus knowing Brahma one must worship this meeting point of achieving the un-manifested Brahma is limited to the physical meeting point of the eyebrows and the nose calls the point as spiritual Kashi.
Mind is the chief means of achieving salvation. Lured by desires, man becomes a slave to passions. Enjoyment of passions does not lead to diminishing the force of passions but on the contrary to augmenting them. The powers of the mind are thus dissipated in such loose worldly affairs. Hence for the realization of the Highest Essence, it is desirable to discard all passions and desires of the mind and to concentrate it on the inner self. The pivotal point of creation and continuation is the mind.

Life is perennially new, but the mind is old and ancient. The dust of the past goes on collecting on it and this layer of dust covers the mirror of consciousness. Only the lure of material things remains active. Thus the mind falls into bondage. For the true experience of living, freedom from mind's bondage is essential.


"Asans" or "easy postures" are a scientific system of exercises developed thousands of years ago by Yogis. They not only maintain the health of the body by stimulating circulation, limbering the joints, toning the muscles, and massaging the internal organs, but they also help to calm and control the mind.
Yoga asans are totally different from vigorous or strenuous exercise; in Asans, glow, gentle movements accompanied by deep breathing is alternated with periods of complete immobility which creates a deep relaxation in the muscles and nerves. During Asans, vital energy is increased rather than spent; and thus, by regular practice, the yogi accumulates a storehouse of internal energy to be used by the mind for the attainment of higher consciousness. By learning to quiet the nerves and bring the body to a total standstill for extended periods of time, one develops control over the muscular and nervous systems, and attains the physical equipoise necessary for long meditation.
But the most important effect of Asans is on the endocrine glands. As we have seen, the endocrine glands have a profound influence on our emotions and on the state of our consciousness. The subtle pressures of yoga Asans on the various endocrine glands affect the hormonal secretions and bring about emotional balance and mental peace. For instance, in the Hare Pose (Sha'shaurga'Sana), the crown of the head is repeatedly pressed against the ground, which exerts a delicate pressure on the pineal gland. By the repeated practice of this Asan, one develops patience and tranquility of mind.
Thus, yoga Asans are not simply physical exercises for health, beauty and long life, as is popularly believed; they are an important part of an integrated physical and psychic practice to refine the body and prepare the mind for higher consciousness.

What we Eat?
 The physical body is not something different and separate from the mind- it is the mind's outermost layer and the base for meditation. In yoga, it is called the "arnnamaya Kosa" or "food layer" because it is composed of the food we eat. As the mind becomes more subtle through meditation, the body must also become more subtle as well otherwise the parallelism between the psychic and physical layers of our being will be lost and our progress will be retarded. Thus, yogis have always emphasized the importance of the vegetarian diet to maintain the purity of the cells of the body, just as the practice of meditation is purifying the layers of the mind.
More and more doctors and nutrition experts are coming to realize that compared to vegetables, meat is a highly toxic source of protein - "50% impure" according to the Encyclopedia Britannica - and may ultimately cause many diseases including gastric and kidney trouble, high blood pressure and even cancer. Societies which consume primarily vegetarian diets, like the Hunzas of Pakistan, Peruvian Indian tribes, or Seventh Day Adventish lower inence of disease and a longer life span than meat-eating populations. Vegetable proteins have been proven to be as nourishing as meat protein, and without any of its harmful effects on the body.

According to yoga, meat-eating has an ill effect on the mind and personality as well, for our minds are subtly agitated by the ingestion of animal flesh. As Albert Einstein - himself a vegetarian - said, "it is my view that the vegetarian manner of living, by its purely physical effect on the human temperament, would most beneficially influence the lot of mankind."


Now let us endeavor to enter the domain of mind, examine the reality of soul and experience its existence with the help of paranormal powers inherent in the depths of the mind. All seekers throughout the world have been adopting the same methodology. For understanding elementary facts about any subject, there is no alternative to application of penetrating intelligence inherent in the discovery of the reality of self world also require the aid of illumined intelligence. The science of spirituality calls this process as Yoga.
There are many disciplines of Yoga. Some amongst these are meant for health and physical fitness. Others are for spiritual Sadhana. However, good health is an essential prerequisite for entering the path of this Sadhana. The higher disciplines of Yoga comprise Pratyahar (Inward withdrawal of mind and senses from their objects), Dharana (concentration), Dhyan (meditation) and Samadhi (state of Trance) successively. Spiritual seekers also follow many other disciplines - like, Yam, Niyam, Asan, Pranayama etc. The Hath Yogis carry out procedures of Neti, Dhoti, Vasti, Vajroli and other exercise for physical fitness and control. Other have their own specific methods for physical fitness. All of these are basically meant to keep the body healthy so that problems of the body do not create obstacles in course of mind control exercises. The seekers are advised to maintain good health with simple exercises. In today's environment, it is neither advisable nor necessary to follow the traditional ancient physical exercises of Yoga, involving intricate postures.
It would be unfair to ask a person living in a polluted environment of a city to carry out intense Pranayama practices. Such difficult exercises were prescribed for those seekers of yore who lived in the unpolluted environment of the hills, took only fresh fruits for meals, and used unpolluted water from the mountain springs or streams and observed continence. There is no logic in asking a frog to wear a horseshoe. It would kill the frog. Today there is general awareness about the norms for healthy living and these should be strictly adhered to. If there is some disease, an expert medical practitioner of the discipline may be consulted. For our present objective, however, no such physical standards of health are necessary for which one may require prolonged treatment or prior training. Normal health and a relaxed, happy attitude are the only two prerequisites.

Preparation for meditation
 Choose a quite place. It is advisable to find a place from of things which may provoke fear or distraction. Since it is not always possible to find an ideal, totally noiseless place, as far as possible, a place having least noise may be chosen. It is preferable to have a fixed place for daily meditation. If it is not possible to find an ideal place, that is, in a forest, on a hill or bank of a river, select a small chamber, where mind is not likely to be distracted. Be seated comfortably, keeping the back straight. It is not necessary to stiffen the neck and chest or to cross the legs, since it might induce discomfort in parts of the body, which will repeatedly send signals to the mind, disturbing its equanimity. Let the body be totally loosened, so that all muscles become relaxed. Let each part of the body feel tension-free, peaceful and at complete rest. A comfortable chair is best suited for this posture. Lying flat on the bed, face upwards, would also serve the purpose, but the head has to be raised a little. Alternatively, one may sit with the back resting against a wall, with a cushion behind the back. Whatever be the sitting posture, the bodu should be loosened like a ball of cotton, so that there does not arise any need for changing positions or adjusting the support for comfort. However, care should be taken to adopt a posture in which, on reaching the state of deep meditation, there is no likelihood of topping.
Keep sitting in this way for some time. Let the body feel restful and mind at peace. In the initial stages, it would require somewhat greater effort but later, with practice, the seeker finds it easy to relax irrespective of the place and environment. A word of caution! This exercise is not meant for simply creating a state of relaxation, in which one generally reaches a state of drowsiness, begins to daydream or flies high on the wings of imagination. Remember! This preparation for meditation has a specific purpose. It is required to be practiced as directed, since it has been created deliberately for a specific objective.
Later, with practice, this state of mind in meditation would become a state of natural awareness (consciousness) and would not require any conscious effort to attain. In difficult situations, of life giving rise to fear, misery, pain, apprehension or stress, such as equanimity of mind would become activated without any conscious effort and the seeker would pass through the crisis in an attitude of calm confidence and peace.

Soul is the nucleus of your world
Now in the above state of meditation collect all your thoughts on the nature of "I". Think absolutely nothing about any external person, place, thing or event. Conceptualize, that factually your soul (the real self, 'I') is an independent entity; that it is infinitely powerful, indestructible and indivisible. That it is the central star around which your personal world, ie. Everything related to you, is continuously revolving (is in perpetual cyclic motion) like the planets of the solar system orbiting around the sun. Conceptualize the inner-self as the nucleus of your world, brightly illuminated like The Sun. Resolutely creative such imagery in your mind with the help of the creative nature of your mind. In your mental horizon, establish your soul as a centrally located stationary central star, around which everything related to you is perpetually revolving. Assure yourself that these things around you are dependent on you but that you are not dependent on them and that, though you are providing them energy for their movement; nevertheless they have their separate existence and in no way belong to you. After persistently practicing in this way, in a few days, such awareness will become deep-rooted.
Do not think the picture you are conceptualizing is fallacious or fanciful. It is an exercise to let you appreciate that laws of motion in nature are universally applicabl3e, as much to the living beings as to inert matter. As a matter of fact, each cell/particle, living as well non-living is perpetually in a state of rotation around some nucleus. In the solar system, there are planets revolving around the sun, and the latter too is circumambulating some other invisible nucleus of energy in the universe. The nucleus of energy in our heart makes the blood circulate around the body. It is the natural property of everything tangible or intangible to follow its particular law of cyclic motion. Sound, natural forces, ideologies and atoms of various elements are always moving forward following their particular rotational trajectories. The natural law of motion governing periodical cyclic changes is working everywhere - all around us. (life and activities of followers of particular ideologies revolve around the protagonists of these ideologies) As mentioned above, the soul of an individual being is a nucleus of energy and elements of all natural systems living or non-living, which are related to the individual, move around this central force. In other words, their actions and reactions are indirectly influenced by this nucleus (soul) within a time-space paradigm. On becoming thoroughly convinced about the reality and universality of these natural phenomena, you will notice an unusual transformation in your outlook. You will clearly perceive yourself existing as a nucleus of energy acting on everything related to you. You will find that your world and all material objects related to you such as your house, your car, garment, ornaments, money and property are not an integral part of you; that these have separate existence of their own; that though you are living amongst these, these are alien to you.

(Note: This concept may be further understood in this way. Whatever be the dynamism of interactions between the various animate and inanimate systems related to a person, the driving force behind it is his mind. It is the mind of the individual which created and shapes his world. Further, the mind, as we have discussed earlier is only a tool of the Inner-Self i.e. soul. Hence the soul has been referred to as the central star of the personal world. Besides, as, in spite of being the source of energy to the entire solar system, the sun itself remains unaffected by the dynamics in its system, the soul of a person (not his body) remains an independent entity, uninfluenced by the activities in one's personal world. In this way, the real Self and the associated world, though related, exist independently. An off-quoted classic analogy is the lotus leaf floating on water being in water yet not submerged in it).


Chorine Helen's "Occult Anatomy" throws more light on the activities of these ductless glands. He has analyzed their effects on human psychology and shown the possibility of their connection with the spiritual powers. While discussing the questions of 'what is the relation of these glands with the sensory nerves; or, what their anatomical positions are? Etc, the author argues that - "the drastic variations caused by certain chemicals hormones in the state and function of the body and mind cannot be based on some physicochemical reactions only. These astonishing activities are subtle in nature and appear to be governed by the latent effects of super-consciousness. The existence and wonderful functions of these glands thus seem to be direct manifestations of a divine power."
The anatomical details on the size, location and the (hormonal) secreting functions of the principal glands -- Pituitary, Pineal, thyroid, Parathyroid, Thymus, Adrenal, Gonads, and Spleen can be found in any comprehensive book on anatomy and physiology. Findings on new effects of the earlier studied glands and the discoveries of new glands-hormones are frequently reported in the corresponding research journals. Research on neurohormonal chemistry is also growing at a rapid pace and newer results are being obtained and reported almost every month. Detailed discussions of these are neither feasible nor desirable here. It would suffice to note that these glands secreted hormones reach specific points in the body and the brain along with the blood and create wonderful effects. This, in normal conditions results in efficient maintenance of orderly functions of the body and mind. Even a little imbalance or disharmony in the level, stimulation or activities of these 'regulator chemicals' often causes irreparable damage or deformation in the normal growth or health of the physical and mental system of life.
Some people are dwarf, some grow tall up to exceptional and inconvenient limits..; some suffer obsession and some are bony; some youths become impotent while some wander under the thralldom of excessive concupiscence in old age too.; some bear the 'curses' of dull mind and some are 'gifted' with extraordinary brilliance and intellectual power; some over-eat, some hardly eat anything…..; some people can work round-the-clock every day having almost no sleep for several consecutive days but some others, on the contrary, need sound and long sleeps as natural requirement for creativity in the awakened state…… etc - all these diversities and abnormalities are caused by hormonal variations in general.
These disorders are also found as responsible for sudden attacks of certain maladies, disability of specific motor or sensory activity, excitation or numbness of some parts of the body or of some mental faculties, etc. Despite this knowledge and multidimensional research on hormones, no specific method or mechanism has yet been discovered to harmonize the secretions or to rectify the imbalance and restore it to normal hormonal levels.

Oral or intravenous medicines have hardly any effect on the hormone secreting and related activities, in vivo. A surgeon's sophisticated tools also have no reach there. Attempts of controlling a hormonal activity or regularizing its normal concentration by medication, or surgical operations are extremely risky, as they often perturb the fine-tuned natural functions of the tiny glands and/or disrupt the efficacy of hormonal effects and thereby give rise to more severe abnormalities and disabilities.


In Gita's Chapter, little Vibhutiyog Lord Krishna has shown with examples, that He gives a special part of Himself in people with outstanding personalities. As such, just like animals, people too carry on their lives, but those who have special powers, special talents; only they can carry out important deeds. Therefore in sentimental creative campaigns like ushering in of a transformed new era, their presence is essential.
1. Sentiment (Religion and spiritualism): People influenced by the ancientness and philosophy of religion are advised that for increasing the number of followers of their sect, they should not waste their energies in the enthusiasm for converting others to their religion. Our constant effort is for creating mutual tolerance and harmony among religions. Let them have their own forms, but let them be part of a world-religion and plan and use their influence for character-building and welfare and understand that the traditions are of little significance.
The vast amount of money and manpower invested in religion and spiritualism as well as their influence should not be allowed for nurturing selfish and personal interests. The power of religion is equivalent to political power and its power should be used in creative directions. For this purpose the book "Yug Rishi Ka Adhyatma, Yug Rishi Ki Vani Mein" (The spiritualism of this era's savant in his own language) should be read.
2. Education and literature: Religious education, moral education and education for creation of new ideal sentiments - these are complementary to purity of mind. Such education must be conducted at public level and not limited to the few. Similarly people have to take in their own hands the task of adult-education. Cleansed outlook, character formation in these difficult times, the innumerable problems for the formation of a good society and their solutions, creation of a tremendously powerful atmosphere for the good of the world-family - only the schools at the public level will be able to attain these purposes. If elders past the age of fifty years can be encouraged to work for public welfare, then a lot of work can be carried out in this direction.
Literatures are being asked to use their pen in this direction. Poets have been asked to write fiery songs capable of rousing the people from their torpor. Story- writers can do the same through their stories. Journalists should start giving place to such writings in their papers and magazines. Money and talent-both are required for the publishing profession. Not only the writers, but also the publishers, when they join this field, then with their co-operation and harmony, some work will be done. People are to be directly and indirectly inspired in this direction. For detailed information the book "Awake O talent" should be read.
3. Rousing the sentiments through performing arts: Let these schools promote highly inspiring songs, and during every occasion for celebrations, these songs should have priority, the booklets of fiery songs are available everywhere. Let the following be carried out everywhere: music meetings with the singing of Kirtans (hymns), lectures, chorus, action songs, dramas, dances etc and let them carry on the essential task of public welfare through entertainment. Publication of pictures by itself has become a big business. Calendars and pictures are sold in large numbers these days. if inspirational events can be printed in them, they will be of great help in molding the public-mind. Greater co-operation of picture-publishers is required for this purpose.
More than the combined number of newspaper readers and radio-listeners is the number of cinema-goers. If this cinema industry is in the hands of discretionary and far-sighted people and if they use it for cleansing the public's mind and creating an appropriate atmosphere for ushering the new era, then the results can be astonishing. If the outlook of the people already in this industry can be changed and new people enter this industry with new investment and new zeal, then so much work can be done that it is difficult even to imagine at this stage.
4. Science: The achievements of science are astounding. It has created a surprising increase in the facilities for man but it is also true that their misuse has caused untold harm. In the field of weapons-manufacture, gases, rays and atomic-weapons have caused the tragedy of putting the entire world at stake. If these discoveries and inventions are limited to creative purposes, their fruits can create heaven on earth. The biggest task before science is that it should harmonize with spiritualism and prove that the source of power does not lie in atomic power but in the power of the soul.
5. Political power: Those have political power in their hands or will have in the coming days; they should forget narrow nationalism, or appeasing the people of their territories and think of peace and happiness in equal measure for the entire world.
It is the task of governments to battle against immorality, exploitation, crime, bribery and corruption. They can also do quite a lot for removing unemployment, illness and poverty. For this purpose the selfishness and immorality which have taken deep roots in the bureaucrats, clerks and peons will have to be completely uprooted and thrown out. For this the voters in democratic countries will have to be specially explained their duties so that they become successful in electing worthy representatives for good government.
6. Wealth: These days' talented people give the formost importance to money. There is no doubt about the power of money. There is no fault by itself in wealth; the fault lies in its misuse. Doubtless this wealth is to be condemned if it is used in luxury, in satisfying the ego, in hoarding and leaving behind in legacy for children and grandchildren. The coming days will witness a society based on equal distribution of wealth. When the society works on the basis of 'work to capacity and availability of means according to necessity', then not the individual but the society will have the right on wealth and there will be no rich or poor.
The flow of Yug Parivartan (transformation of the era) is going on according to divine inspiration. People co-operating in it will not be at a loss, but will benefit. Nobody should be anxious about losing one's money or investment. That will remain protected and more interest will be available from banks. At the same time, an opportunity presents itself for service to the people by which there will be endless extra-ordinary satisfaction.


Age after Age, the Adi Shakti Gayatri descends on the earth as thy savior in different incarnations. Maha Shakti Durga, Maha Kali, Mahalaksmi, Mahasaraswati, Sita, Mata are all its manifestations. Great souls also come into being as envoys of the divine power with a ll its incarnations. The Parivajakas of Buddha, the first Disciples of Christ, the Dharmacharyas of Chanakya, the Satyagrahi followers of Gandhi were all the "messengers" the 'instruments' of the different experiments, the different expressions of this Maha Shakti in the Modern Age.
Today, in the critical phase of Kaliyuga - that appears to be leading to absolute decline and global devastation, there is an alarming need to emancipate people's mind from the deadly influence of Kaliyuga in the subtle world. Spiritual refinement and reorientation of the maligned and perverted minds is the call of the present era……..
All of the spiritual elements and seeds of divinity that educe thy light in the Sadhak's  inner self are immanent in the twenty-four distinctive syllables of the Gayatri Mantra. These can effectuate divine purification and righteous orientation of the Sadhak's heart, mind and intellect. This has been experienced and unanimously advocated by the Rishis, Munis, Sages, Yogis and spiritually enlightened great personalities since the time of yore. The divine incarnations in human forms too have been the devotees of the Adi Shakti Gayatri…..
Sadbuddhi and Sadgyana - spiritual wisdom and pure knowledge, are the perennial elements of divine elevation of human life. In the present era, when the devil's demons have universally shrouded human mind and intellect, these appear to be the sole silver lines of hope and remedy. The grace of Gaya tri - the Goddess of Sadbuddhi and Sadgyana, is therefore utmost prayed. The super science of Gayatri encompasses complete knowledge of the welfare of all living beings. Gaya tri Sadhana bestows divine enlightenment and glorious progress of the present life and the lives beyond. There is no Tapa-Sadhana equivalent to this pre- eminent spiritual endeavor. The enormous po tency of the Gayatri Mantra isn't magical or imaginary. It is indeed a super scientific effect of the immense power of Sabda and the subliminal spiritual force of the inner sentiments. Everybody - whether a believer or a non-believer, could benefit from the scientifically endeavored Japa-Sadhana or Gayatri Mantra.
In the present era, the Gayatri Shakti has descended as Yug Shakti to ruin the reign of the devil of Durbuddhi that has enslaved human mind and is the root cause of all the man-made problems and the untoward detrimental developments on all fronts of life. Likewise the other faculties of the Vedic Culture, the great science and philosophy of Gayatri Vidya too got shrouded in the mist of antiquity and ignorance with the advent of Kaliyuga in the modern age. There were hardly any texts or authentic commentaries available on this deep knowledge. Whatever was there, was too complicated and incomplete and beyond the comprehension of the common people.
Some ego-driven scholars and some fake 'savants' of Vedic knowledge had created such confusion and distortion for their selfish motives that no aspirant of true knowledge could dare decipher this Vidya or attempt Gayatri Sadhana. Illogical interpretation and misconceptions like - only Brahmans could practice Gayatri Upasana (moreover, the word "Brahman" wrongly propagated as they by caste)", women should not know or chant the Gayatri Mantra. The Gayatri Mantra is a secret, only to be told by a 'guru' in the ears of the 'deserving' disciple", Gayatri Vadya is cursed and prohibited, etc. -were quite common among the masses until past few decades. These baseless and blind convictions had maligned and damaged the pearl of invaluable knowledge and ultimate welfare.
Vedmurti Taponishtha Pt. Shriram Sharma Acharya had sharpened and revived the divine glow of this buried diamond by his peerless, ardent Tapa-Sadhana and angelic spirituality. Rishi Bhagirathi's Tapa had brought the holy Ganges on the earth. The devout endeavors of Pt. Shriram Sharma Acharya enabled the epochal descent and unalloyed flow (comprehensive decipheration) of the Ganges of the super knowledge for the emancipation of the world from the smog of Kaliyuga.
He scrupulously studied, researched and himself experimented on Gayatri Mantra through the paramount dedicated Sadhanas of Gayatri. His life was a remarkable evidence of the authentication of his absolute knowledge of the super science of Gayatri. The divine luminescence of Gayatri Vidya and super mental attainments of the spiritual force of Gayatri Shakti was visible in every impulse of his thoughts and sentiments and every expression of his conduct and deeds.
He presented the great knowledge of Gayatri Vidya, Upasana-Sadhana and the science of Gayatri Mantra in a thorough comprehensive and eloquent style. He was indeed a Rishi of this era (yug Rishi) whose sagacious writings, lucid discourses and adept practical guidance enabled the true light of Gayatri reach all the men and women - the illiterates as well as the educated ones, the atheists and the theists, the rich and poor, the healthy, mighty and the weaker or discarded ones, without any barrier, Gayatri Shakti was thus incarnated and Yug Shakti. This unfolded the dawn of resurrection of the divine cultural values and bright future for the world.

Millions of people across the globe have been blessed by the Diksa or Gayatri Mantra by Yug R ishi Pt. Shriram Sharma Acharya. Gayatri pariwar is a family-like ensemble of these dedicated Sadhak of high moralities, who are sincerely transacting their worldly duties along with the devoted Upasana-Sadhana or Gayatri and are also contributing to the altruist constructive mission of Yug Nirman.


There are several organs (energy centers) in the human body. These extra-ordinary organs are vulnerable and delicate, as they are vital centers of dormant spiritual energies. If they are awakened, a person can be transformed. He can be flooded with such marvelous divine energies that people will stand amazed before his presence.
Spine is the foundation and the spinal cord encased within it is the main vital part of the body. Spine consists of thirty-three small dislike bones known as vertebrae which contain divine energies. The spinal cord represents thirty-three deities, because the powers which are centered in them are found within these thirty-three vertebrae. The powers of eight Vasus, twelve Aditya, eleven Rudras, Indra and Prajapati are foundation seed from in the spinal-cord, which is enclosed in the spine.
According to physiology there are several channels in this hollow spinal-cord, three of which, namely, Ida, Pingala and Sushumna, are the main ones. They cannot be seen by the naked eye because they have no physical form and are related to the subtle world. In fact, this is like invisible flow of electric current. Electricity is produced when positive and negative currents meet. Ida is called negative or Chandra Nadi and Pingala is called positive or Surya Nadi. Broadly speaking, they can be called cold and hot currents. When both these currents meet, a third current, known as Sushmna is produced. Ganga and Yamuna meet in Pragyag. By this conjunction a third invisible (subtle) current, which is known as Sharaswati, is formed. The confluence of these three rivers is known as Triveni. In the spinal cord also, the meeting of Ida and Pingala creates the third current Sushumna and this is known as Triveni in spiritual terms. This Triveni is connected to the top center of the brain, known as Brahmarandra or Sahasra Kamal, at one end, and to the base of the spine in the middle of the genital area at the other end.
Three subtle currents, which are known as Vajra, Chittrani and Brahmanadi flow of Sushumna. Just as by cutting the stem of a plantain tree one finds layers of bark one after the other, so also there is Vajra inside Sushumna Chitrani inside Vajra and Brahamnadi is the vital point and center of divine energy and there are layers, one after the other, over it meant for its protection.
When this Brahamnadi reaches the top of the head in brahmarandhra it spreads all-around in thousands of branches. This portion is known as Sahasradal Kamal (lotus flower having a thousand petals). In omamental language it has been described as Vishnu's bed of Sheshnag (thousand headed cobra). In the statues and pictures of incarnations like Buddha, a special cluster of curly hair can be noticed on their head. This is nothing but an artistic picturisation of Sahasradal Kamal which is connected to subtle energies pervading the universe. Sound waves are thrown and picked up from the space by the filaments of radio transmitters. Sahasrar Kamal is just like aerial/antennae of brain. It picks up infinite energy waves of the Omniscient God from the invisible subtle cosmos. When a hungry python awakens, it takes a deep breath and by its terrific power attracts into its grip, birds flying in the sky and swallows them. Similarly, sheshnag, with its thousands-hooded head, which is also known as Sahasrar Kamal, attracts divine powers from the infinite space. Just as hissing of an angry python makes the surrounding atmosphere poisonous to a certain extent, a person with an enlightened Sahasrar Kamal (brain) emits strong waves of emotions which can influence living beings not only in this but also in other worlds. American broadcasts relayed by a powerful transmitter can be heard in Nepal. The flow of emotional currents from a powerful Sahasrar can move the subtle layers of this world as well as other realms. Coming now to the lower end, Brahamnadi which is subtle-most in sushumna coils around a hexagonal blackish atom at the end of the spinal cord. To fasten a thatched roof, holes are made in the wall and the roof is tied with pegs by rope. In the same way by fastening Brahamnadi with the hexagonal blackish atom, arrangement has been made to fasten the human body with the vital energy of Pran.
In ornamental language this hexagonal atom has been described as Koorma because it resembles a tortoise. According to Koorma-Puran, this earth rests on God in the form of Koorma. According to another story, the earth rests on the hood of Sheshnag. The basis of this story is that shape of Brahmanadi coiled around the Koorma, sustaining life. If Brahamnadi abandons its base, human life will come to an end instantly.
The location of interlocking of Brahamnadi with Koorma is known, in spiritual language as Kundalini. It coils three and half times around the Koorma with its mouth downwards. It is for this reason that in marriage ceremony the couple takes three and half or four rounds, with their head bowed down, because the sound foundation of building future life of the couple is as important as the meeting of Brahamnadi with Koorma of Kundalini is essential in uniting the body with the Pran.
It almost amounts to groping in darkness to understand perfectly the importance, power and unity of Kundalini. An atom has become a great puzzle these days for the research scholars of physics. The world has seen the miracle of the process of breaking it in the form of devastating atom bomb. Several of its other catastrophic and constructive aspects are yet to be discovered. According to sit Arthur, "nothing will remain impossible for man if he happens to have full knowledge about the atomic power and its use. He will be able to turn the Sun into pieces and transform it into dust particles and will be able to create objects or living beings in an arbitrary manner. He will have such mechanical devices with him, with the help of which this earth will become a global village. Any person will be able to go anywhere within a moment and will take from or give anything to anybody. He will be able to talk with persons living in distant countries as if two friends are sitting and grossing together." When the power of an atom of inert matter is so great and so amazing it is difficult to imagine how far more powerful a spark of Pran (vital energy) is?
There are descriptions and evidence about Yogis possessing amazing powers. Several tales are told about almost unbelievable divine powers (Siddhis) or Yogis. But there is no question of any disbelief and astonishment for persons who are familiar with the power of an inert atom as well of sparks of Pran (vital energy). Just as scientists of every country today are busy in doing research on physical atom, the spiritual scientists, Rishis who had realized the truth, had conducted deep research in ancient times on living atoms in human body in seed form. Kundalini center is the most suitable location for breaking and uniting two living atoms and for transforming them, because living (Chaitanya) atoms at all other places in the body are round and smooth, whereas in Kundalini I this pair clings together. In uranium and plutonium the interlocking of atoms is in an oblique, irregular manner so that their breaking-up is easy as compared to the atoms of other metals. In the same manner it is easier to regulate the movement of living atoms located in Kundalini, according to one's desire. Research about Kundalini was, done with the same precision in ancient times as scientists are doing these days in respect of material atoms. As a result of these researches Rishis had discovered several secret laws of super-nature which are known today as miracles of Yoga.
Madam Blavatsky had undertaken considerable research in respect of the power of Kundalini. According to her -"Kundalini is an all pervading subtle electric power, more powerful than physical electricity. Its moment is oblique like that of a serpent and so its shape is said to be like a serpent. The speed of light is one Lac eighty-five thousand miles per second but that of Kundalini is three Lac forty-five miles per second." Western scientists call it as "spirit-fire" or "serpent power." Sir John Woodroff has done a detailed analysis in this respect.
Kundalini can be called a deeply buried trove of secret energies. For keeping valuable jewellery a safe is kept hidden in an unknown place and it is locked by several locks so that the wealth kept in it may not be touched by any unauthorized persons. The key of these locks are entrusted to competent persons who alone can, in case of necessity open them and have access to its contents.
The locks which are put on Kundalini are known as six Chakras. Human soul reaches the Kundalini after penetrating through these Chakras. Then alone can it master the hidden energy and derive benefit from it. Ordinarily, Kundalini of all the people remains dormant in a helter-skelter manner. But when it is awakened it leaves its place and seeks an entry into that lok (realm) which is the store house of spiritual powers. There are several huge treasures hidden under the ground since times immemorial. A serpent sits in a serpentine pose on the mouth of these treasures and guards them. Dev-lok also is a similar treasure on th mouth of which there is a hexagonal stone (Koorma-shila) around which this deadly serpent, Kundalini is coiling. This Sarpini sits waiting for a deserving person to uncoil it. As soon as such a person reaches close to it, instead of harming or obstructing him it gives way to him and its function ends here.
While throwing light on the advantages of awakening Kundalini an experienced Sadhak has written that, "by the grace of Bhawati Kundalini the Sadhak becomes endowed with all the virtues. He attains all the skills and divine powers (Siddhis) without making any effort. Such a person remains perfectly healthy and strong even when he is one hundred years old. He devotes his life in the service of the almighty God and ultimately leaves his body voluntarily according to the will of God, while doing service to humanity. A person possessing the power of Kundalini is completely fearless and lives happily. Bhagwati showers full grace on him and he always feels Her patronage and protection, Mother's voice, "don't be afraid, I am standing behind you", always echoes in his ears. There is no doubt that by the influence of Kundalini, a person's vision becomes divine and he becomes all-powerful and happy."

Sahasradal lying scattered in the brain (Brahmarandra), also normally remains dormant link Kundalini. Despite having such priceless equipments and treasures, man ordinarily remains poor, weak, mean and insignificant and leads a life like an insect by becoming slave of sensuousness and lustfulness. But when he gets acquainted with these equipment and treasures, knows how to use them wisely and exercises control over them, he inherits all the competence and powers of Almighty God. Yoga-Shastras are full of interesting and detailed discussions about the advantages of awakening Kundalini. Everything in the world can be attained by awakening the power of Kundalini. Nothing remains unattainable for a person so awakened.


Gayatri is the mantra which imparts true wisdom. It inspires the mind, intellect inner psyche and emotions of the devotee towards the righteous path. its Sadhana helps in progressive growth of righteous (sat) elements. When the Sadhak concentrates on the meaning of this mantra he realizes that the supreme prosperity and the greatest success in life is to attain true wisdom. When he gets fully convinced about the true aim of life, he single-minded starts his self-effort towards this goal. This aspiration creates ever expanding vibrations in the universal realm which attracts and assimilates wave of righteous thoughts, emotions and inspirations pervading the subtle atmosphere. The magnetic power of thoughts is well-known. Thoughts attract thoughts of similar kind scattered in the mental universe with the result that powerful eternal thoughts and spiritual attainments of living and past illumined persons start accumulating spontaneously within the Sadhak as a divine boon and his accumulated capital of such thoughts goes on increasing.
The effect of this influx of righteousness (satogun) in the body and mind is amazing. This is not visible to the naked eye nor can it be understood from purely physical point of view. But those who are endowed with the occult knowledge of the working of the inner being know it well that decrease in the elements of tam and raj and increase in sat is almost similar to the steady process of elimination of disease producing toxins, viruses and germs from the body and replacing them with health-giving rejuvenating cells. True, the process will not be instantly visible, but there can be no doubt that it will have miraculous effect on health in due course. Rejuvenation of body is a scientifically proved phenomenon. Whether this benefit is a divine gift or it is due to human efforts is a matter on which opinion may differ but it is certain that Gayatri Sadhana increases virtues in the inner psyche of the Sadhak and simultaneously throws out the vices and impurities. This results in internal transformation of the Sadhak. There is no use in entering into the controversy whether the advantage accrued is an individual attainment or a divine boon. No work, whatsoever, can be accomplished without the grace of God and so it may be said that all that happens is due to Divine grace.

With increase in sat elements in the body there is significant change in physical activities. The constant turbulence of sense organs steadily calms down. Bad habits like greediness for delicious dishes; craving for eating articles of different tastes; desire to eat more and repeatedly, irrespective of any consideration whether what is being eaten is eatable or not; dislike for satvik foods and liking for pungent, spicy, sweet, gross, indigestible items of food are gradually reversed. The Sadhak develops liking for light, easily digestible, juicy simple foods and shuns luxurious, tamsik food. Like-wise, sexual urge is restrained and moderated on account of righteous thoughts and the mind hardly gets an opportunity to get engrossed in passion, debauchery and intense sexual desire. Faith is developed in observance of brahmacharya which helps in increasing vitality. Sex and taste are the two main sensual urges which on being controlled can promote preservation of health and physical wellbeing. Coupled with these restraints, other daily routines like physical work, sleep, awakening, cleanliness, simplicity etc, also get regulated with the growth of satogun. Such a pious way of life automatically leads to vibrant health and longevity.


Dear brothers, from today I shall be talking to you about Shrimad Bhagavad Gita. The bond between the Gita and me transcends reason. I have received more nourishment from the Gita than my body has from my mother's milk. There is little place for ratiocination in a relationship of loving tenderness. Moving beyond the intellect, I therefore soar high in the vast expanse of the Gita on the twin wings of faith and experimentation. Most of the times, I live in the ambience of the Gita. The Gita is my life breath. I am as if afloat on the surface of this ocean of nectar when I am talking about the Gita with other, and when alone, I dive deep in to this ocean and rest there. Henceforth, every Sunday, I shall be giving a talk on the teaching of the Gita, who is verily our mother.
 The Gita has been set in the Mahabharata. Standing in the middle of the great epic like a lighthouse, it illuminates the whole of the epic. Placed between six parvas (sections of the text) of the epic on the side and twelve on the other, its message is being unfolded in the middle of the battlefield with seven divisions of the pandava army on one side and eleven divisions of the kaueava army on the other.
  The Mahabharata and the Ramayana are our national epics. The characters depicted therein have become an inseparable part of our lives. Since time immemorial, life in India has remained under the spell of the characters like Rama, Sita, Dharmaraj, Draupadi, Bhishma, Hanuman etc. The characters in other epics of the people in this way. The Mahabharata and the Ramayana are thus undoubtedly unique and wonderful works. The Ramayana is an endearing and enchanting ethical poem, while the Mahabharata is a comprehensive treatise on the working of society. In the Mahabharata Vyasa has, in one hundred thousand verses, sketched the lives, personalities and characters of innumerable individuals with consummate skill. The Mahabharata vividly brings out the fact that none but God is completely faultless and good, and also that none can be said to be evil personified. For instance, it points out faults even of moral giants like Bhishma and Dharmaraj, and virtues in the characters like karma and Duryodhan, who had strayed from the path of righteousness. The Mahabharata tells us that human life is like a fabric woven with back and white threads-threads of good and evil. With perfect detachment vyasa, the great sage, graphically deposits before us the complex reality of the vast web of the worldly life. Because of Vyasa's great library skill in depicting life with detachment and high moral purpose the Mahabharata has become a veritable gold-mine. Everybody is free as much as he wants.

Vyasa wrote such a great epic, but did he have something of his own to tell? Has he told his special message somewhere? Which is the place in the place in the epic where we find him in a state of Samadhi? One comes across in the Mahabharata a vast number of dense thickets of philosophies and preaching, but has vyasa given anywhere the essence of all whole epic? Yes, he has. Vyasa has presented it in the form of the Gita. The Gita is his principal message and the repository of his wisdom. It is be-cause of the Gita that the Lord has extolled him as the among the sages, as His own manifestation among the sages. The Gita has been accorded the status of an Upanishad. Lord Krishna has an, if distilled the essence of all the Upanishads and offered it in the form of the Gita to the whole world. Arjuna's despondency provided only an occasion. Almost every idea and thought necessary for the blossoming of life can be found in the Gita. That is why the wise have rightly called it the encyclopedia of dharma. The Gita although small in size, is the principal text of Hiduism.


Art of Akarma should be learnt from the saints
1    According to the Holy Gita how does karma become akarma? From whom can we learn this art? Ffor the saints of course! The Lord says at the end of this Chapter, "Go to the saints and learn from them". Language fails in describing how karma is transformed into akarma. To gain an understanding of this, one has to sit at the feet of the saints. The Lord is described as (Shantakarma bhujagshayanam) - He is fully at peace even though He is lying on the thousand-hooded cobra (shesha). The saints too do hundreds of actions, but do not allow even a little ripple of commotion to arise in the still ocean of their minds. This remarkable thing can never be understood unless the lives of saints are observed from close quarters.
2    Nowadays, books have become quite cheap. There is no dearth of teachers. Education is widespread and cheap. Universities are liberally doling out knowledge. But nobody seems to have assimilated it. In fact, the more one realizes how necessary it is to sit at the feet of the saints. The knowledge encased within the thick covers of the books does not come out of those covers. I am always reminded of an abhang (devotional poem) in this context: "Kam krodh and padile parwat, rahila anant pailikade" (the high mountains of desires, passions and anger bar the way to the Lord). Similarly, the way to knowledge is berried by the heaps of books. Although libraries are everywhere, man still seems to be a monkey-ignorant and uncouth. There is a big library at Baroda. Once a gentleman was carrying a thick volume with a lot of pictures, thinking it to be an English book. When I browsed through it, I found it to ba a French book. The gentleman must have thought that as the book was in the Roman script, had nice pictures and good binding, so it must be full of knowledge.
3    Every year, tens of thousands of books are published in English. This is so in other languages too. With such spread of knowledge, how is it that man behaves so stupidly? Some say that the power of memory has weakened, some say that concentration is becoming difficult, some say that whatever a man reads, appears true to him. Some say that there is no time left for thinking! The Lord says to Arjuna, "yoga will be far away so long as your intellect, confused by listening to different things, remains unsteady. So stop reading books and listening to others and surrender yourself to the saints. There you would read the book of life. Your doubts will get dissolved by the silent, wordless sermons there. You world know how to remain perfectly serene even while constantly performing acts of service, how the heart could be turned to produce music without break even as the storm of action rages outside."

 [Reproduced with kind permission of paramdham publication, pavnar from chapter 4 of ' Talks on the Gita' by sant vinoba Bhave, 16th edition (Jan 2005) 


Many people feel that the Gita should be taken to begin with the Second Chapter. The actual teaching starts from the eleventh verse of the Second Chapter; so why not take it as the real beginning? A gentleman once argued that the Lord had called 'a' (the first letter of the Nagari alphabet) as His Vibhuti (manifestation) among the letters of the alphabet and the eleventh verse begins with it; therefore, it should be taken as the beginning. That apart, it would be right in more than one sense to take this as the real beginning of th eGta. Nonetheless, the preceding introductory portion has a value of its own. Without it we would not have properly understood Arjuna's standpoint and the genesis of the Gita.
Many content that Arjuna had reduced himself to the state of a eunuch and the Gita was preached to restore him to manhood and induce him to fight. In their view the Gita preaches not only Karmayoga (the philosophy of action) but also yuddhayoga (the philosophy of war). But a little thinking will show the error in this view. Eighteen divisions of army were ready for the battle. Can we say that the Lord, by making Arjuna listen to the Gita, made him worthy to face that army in battle? It was Arjuna who quailed; not the army. Was then the army braver than Arjuna? It is just inconceivable. It was not out of fear that Arjuna was shying away from the battle. He was a great warrior who had fought hundreds of battles. He had single-handedly routed Bhishma, Drona and Karna when they had invaded Virat's kingdom. He was, in fact, known as one who knew no defeat; a man among men. Valor was in every drop of his blood. Krishna, in fact, did try to needle him by attributing impotence to him; but it proved to be off the mark. He had then to go deep into different aspects of the spiritual knowledge. It is thus clear that it is too simplistic to think that the aim of the Gita is to remove unmanliness.
It is also said that the Gita is meant to make Arjuna willing to fight by removing his inclination towards non-violence. With this too, I do not agree. To understand this point, we have to examine Arjuna's standpoint. The First Chapter and its extension in the Second are useful in this context.

Arjuna had come to the battlefield with a firm resolve and a sense of duty. Being a kahatriya (member of the warrior varna), fighting was in his blood. Every attempt to avoid war had failed. Even though the Pandavas had pitched their claims at the minimum and Krishna Himself had tried to mediate, all that had been in vain and the war had become inevitable. In these circumstances, Arjuna had brought together many kings, made Krishna his charioteer, and is now on the battle-field. He asks Krishna with heroic ardor, "Place my chariot between the two armies, so that I can have a look at the people who have assembled here to fight with me." Krishna complies. Arjuna looks around. And what does he see? He finds his kith and kin, his near and dear ones arrayed on both the sides. He finds four generations of his own people intent on fighting to the finish. It is not that Arjuna had no idea of what he was going to see. But the actual sight, as is always the case, had a devastating impact. Seeing his kinsmen on the battlefield, Arjuna lost his nerve and deep anguish assailed his heart. In the past, he had slain innumerable warriors in many a battle, but he had never before felt so despondent, never had his bow Gandiva slipped from his hands, never had he trembled so, never had tears welled up in his eyes! then, why all this was happening now? Was he coming to abhor violence like King Ashoka. Certainly not, it was nothing but attachment to his kith and kin. If those in from of him had not been his kinsmen, he would even now have felt no qualms in severing their heads and merrily tossing them around. But attachment to his kith and kin clouded his sense of duty, and then he started philosophizing. When a man with a sense of duty is caught in delusion, he cannot face his naked lapse from duty. He tries to justify it by citing lofty principles. The same thing happened with Arjuna. He now started putting before Krishna, to convince him, the spacious argument that was in itself was sinful, that it would destroy the clan, eclipse dharma and lead to moral corruption, scarcity and devastation, and would thus be disastrous to the society.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Life is struggle itself

According to the line of Athervaved 19/13/5 — if we wish to succeed, we should identify our strength. We face many hardships and difficulties in life. To struggle against them, one should achieve self confidence. 

Obstacles invariably come in every work. There is no field where one gets easily the valuable gifts of success on the path of progress, in any class of people; there are no men who are full of goodness only. It is also not possible that everything goes according to our schedule only. Every diligent man has to adopt the progress of fighting the adversities and to come out on his own path. Bad men cannot be turned into good men very easily, but they have to be tackled firmly again and again. By ignoring their bad conduct and harassment they have to be shown courageously that everything will not be carried out according to their wish, but there is a very thing will not be carried out according to their wish, but there is a very great importance of propriety and justice. For bringing evil men on to the right path, there is no way except to make them realize the uselessness of terror or harassment and the supremacy of propriety. Men with daring are able to do as above, otherwise their insight and capacity become useless, Struggle is necessary for changing adversity into a favorable situation. Very hard work is necessary for changing poverty into prosperity. To make a weak body strong, the endeavor of exercise and diet has to be carried out. To develop an uneducated and uncultivated mind into that of a learned one, one has to study regularly with a lot of willpower and concentration. Those who do not develop the courage for such endeavor and valor will always find the doors of success and prosperity closed for them. God helps only those who are ready to help themselves. The courageous are able to carve a path in the mountain also, Man's inner self is a source of limitless power and a storehouse of capacities. But the strength of courage is required to arouse them. Those who themselves struggle patiently against difficult situations and try to carve out a path by themselves; they also receive plenty of cooperation from others. We are full of innumerable faults and wicked tendencies. If we allow them to remain as they are without the courage to pull them out, then our character will definitely be defacement and of a low level. A vicious circle has been formed of immoral conduct and evil social customs. If this vicious circle is not broken, then we will have to go on spending our lives in complaints and frustration only. If we do not maintain courage, do not oppose the improper, then this deep darkness will become deeper still. Without changing the old traditional concepts, it is not possible to cast into a mould of idealism and excellence one's life, in this material world. For spiritual progress, new systems and new methods and policies have to be adopted. Because of it, not only the person himself feels some complications, but family members also express criticism and opposition. How can one develop the necessary qualities without courage? Courage and daring are spiritual qualities produced by the unlimited power of the inner self. We will have to strive after identifying that power and will have to then fight with daring. - See more at: http://spritiualnepal.blogspot.com/search?updated-min=2010-01-01T00:00:00-08:00&updated-max=2011-01-01T00:00:00-08:00&max-results=50#sthash.g2h3lk97.dpuf


According to the line of Rigved 7/56/12 — everything of ours, both inner and outer, be pure. We help others by the pure wealth earned religiously. Bribe, gambling, wickedness and wealth snatched from others destroys home as well as the nation. 

Religion is the basis of this world. It is the art of life. The meaningfulness of this body lies only in conduct in accordance with religion. Only the religion becomes helpful to man even in the worst circumstances. The burden of the entire world is only on the shoulders of religion. If religious conduct ends, then everyone will worry day and night about saving his or her own life and crushing others. Then only looting, beating, anarchy, corruption and tyranny will prevail and happiness and peace will be destroyed. The scenario today is of the above type and only such events are happening all around. The reason for this is that for their selfish ends, people have forgotten religion. The blindfold of materialism, attachment, and greed is tied tightly on their eyes and they are not able to see that they are in reality, busy in uprooting each other and producing a hell like situation for all. The importance and firmness of religion can be gauged by the fact that even the wicked persons spread their nets in the name of religion to snare and cheat people. Some bad elements also infiltrate wherever excellence prevails. People give tremendous importance to religion and only because of that they are ready for every type of self denial and sacrifice. In such a situation, selfishness also sneaks in and tries to strike roots. Many charlatans create a facade of being 'dharma gurus' (religious teacher) by wearing yellow or red-colored robes, apply the religious marks on their foreheads and exploit the religious sentiments of the people. Nobody knows the number of 'religious institutions' spreading like mushrooms everywhere. In their premises evil conduct is indulged in with immorality collected money. How can the normal, God fearing person afford to give up religion which even the wicked persons takes as their support for their nefarious activities. The edifice of man's life must be contracted on the firm foundation of religion only Religious donations, rituals etc are merely the means in religion. Real religion lies only in carrying out one's duty, service to others, obliging others, truthfulness and restraint. One who gives the prime importance to this philosophy in his thinking and conduct is the real religious soul, otherwise it is mere facade. Life can be called successful only when religion has mingled in every drop of our blood. Whatever we see, think and do should be in accordance with religion only. Let our inclination not be corrupted if we see that someone is perhaps benefiting with religious conduct. The condition of the person, who takes advantage with immoral conduct, ultimately becomes like the fish which has swallowed the hook with the bait. No intelligent and farsighted man can afford to be foolish and follow the above conduct. We have the intelligence to differentiate between religion and non-religion and decide about the same. Even people with less intelligence or uneducated persons have been graced with this ability. It should be used impartially and without fear. Real religion for man lies in implementing in one's conduct useful customs and methods after differentiating them with one's discretion. - See more at: http://spritiualnepal.blogspot.com/search?updated-min=2010-01-01T00:00:00-08:00&updated-max=2011-01-01T00:00:00-08:00&max-results=50#sthash.g2h3lk97.dpuf


According to the line of Rigved 5/45/5 — those who act according to the eternal truth without malice towards anyone really deserve praise. Only those men deserve honor who destroy the wicked thoughts and enhance wisdom. 

Man's life contains many types of mental perversities, and its importance lies in constant efforts for liberation from them. Once the faults and other bad tendencies enter into our conduct, it is very difficult to be free from them. It is even more difficult to achieve freedom from malice. For that one must have mental cleanliness, sincerity and harmony in profound measure. It is a matter of no less spiritual endeavor if we do not harm in any way nor insult any person who becomes the reason for our financial loss and loss of honor and who puts obstacles in our path. It requires tremendous

willpower. It is only the rare individuals who possess the sentiment of helping those very persons who have put thorns in their path. This is possible only when there is understanding of each other's pain and sorrow and the sentiment of friendship. In the mental and spiritual fields, only malice is the most obstructive sentiments. To give up personal malice and to be good to a person despite his harmful dealing applies only to an individual but not for the nation or the society or an institution. If an enemy attacks our country, the proper reply is only with a crushing counter attack. Only the arrangement of severe punishment to the anti social elements and the criminals, keeps the society organized. To offer flowers to the criminals for their harmful activities will prove extremely harmful to the society and as far as institutional functioning is concerned, without punishing the person for his mistakes, the society's organization cannot function. Keeping this in view, the organizer of the institution must ruthlessly crush untoward activities and he must not have sentimental attachment for any member, because ultimately the interest, survival and progress of the society count. Only wise, knowledgeable and cultured persons can save themselves in this manner from sentimental attachment. Today innumerable institutions have wandered away from their original aims and what is happening is that all concerned are turning a blind eye to internal corruption and are rather encouraging it.

 Simultaneously, intoxicated with power, they lose their mental balance and never lose an opportunity to maliciously insult good workers. 'Malice towards none and good will towards all' and to forgive the malicious is related only to an individual's life and not with national, societal or institutional dealing. But mostly the opposite happens. People cultivate malice to individual levels and also constantly burn with it, whereas in dealings with the society or the nation or an intuition, they bow down to malicious and wicked people. This is an indication of their cowardice. In our individual conduct, we must constantly try to free ourselves from malice


The line of Rigved 1/97/7 instructs us that — O omnipresent Agnidev (God of fire)! Like the oarsman of the boat, save us from all the enemies in crossing the river of the world. Kindly destroy our sins.

In this mantra God has been compared with a judge who, for protecting the public, will even pursue the criminals into the jungle and punish them, who sits in teh boat and protects the people at sea, and by making all arrangements for man's happiness and peace, provides real joy to them. He only is sachchidanand, (sat + Chit + Anand, Sat = truth, chit = pulsating vitality as well as the fountainhead of knowledge and anand = bliss), a combination of all these all knowing life-giving, eternally blissful and bliss-giving God Himself. Those who sincerely worship God have no fear of any kind from desires, lust, anger, greed, attachment, disease and sorrow. Such persons become 'jeetendriya' (one who has conquered his senses by controlling his desires) by not desiring anything and get benefits and fame everywhere.

There are 84,00,000 species of life on this earth. Of these only teh human body is the best creation of God. Complete with 'gyanendriya' (5 sense organs) 'Karmendriya' (5 action organs including limbs for carrying out various activities), 'pran' (life's breathe force), 'mun' (mind) buddhi (intelligence) etc; this human body has been created with the aim of protection and progress of all living beings in this world. Since God has blessed His human prince in innumerable ways, and is ever ready to protect him in every situation every time, it is also man's duty that he remains alert for the nurture and progress of all life i.e. insects, plant life, animal life etc on this earth. Let us not go on merely exploiting and consuming the available means on the earth, but also try to conserve, preserve and strengthen them. But man today, blinded by his selfishness, does not pay any attention to it at all, and sinks deeper and deeper into the mire of sins.

We have been praying to God to destroy our sins but we are not trying to prevent ourselves from sinful acts, let alone repent for them. When this is the situation, how can God save us from the innumerable difficulties and help us cross the river of life? We are getting roasted in the earth, only with the cooperation of God, but we neglect to pay attention to that. The temptations of bad customs, bad thoughts and bad habits all around keep on attracting us to them. We are not even able to use our discretion and are not able to understand the difference between as sinful act and an act of virtue. As a result we keep falling into the chasm of sin day by day. God, the Supreme Father is available everywhere to help at every moment. Whether we can recognize Him or not. He never neglects, because when a man goes on to the path of wrong conduct. His voice echoes within his heart to alert him. Should we hear it and become alert by making us stumble. We wish to be busy in sinful acts and yet expect God to open up the doors of heaven and salvation for us what can be more foolish than this?

To achieve freedom from our own faults and wicked tendencies, we ourselves only have to strive.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Twenty-First Century - A century of Women

Believe it or not, the future is passing into the hands of women. This has not happened by chance. Women have carried out deep penance since time immemorial for achieving it. By achieving the highest development of their total powers, they have achieved this glory. Guru, mother, sister, and wife - in all these forms the woman has obliged man in countless ways and these countless blessings can be joyfully compared to divine blessings. Society to-day wants to repay those obligations.

Woman's uplift is essential for proper molding of individuals. Only then the molding of the family and the creation of a fine society is possible. Woman is the life-breath of the family. If we have to think of our own and world's welfare, woman must be considered as man's equal. World's welfare can be thought of only after thinking of women's uplift. Both struggle and resurgence of a new era of goodness are together in this major problem, therefore for fulfilling it, extraordinary man-power, means and dynamic courage are required. The secret of man's progress lied in woman's progress only.
The times are dynamically changing. This is seen in the fast changes occurring with the passing over of 20th century into a new era. Simultaneously woman has recognized her own inner vitality, her own inner strength. Woman herself is trying for her own uplift. She is not willing to spend her life at a level lower than man's. The support of time is with her. It will not do not to recognize her, nor suppress her. These days one can see a tremendous vitality of the people getting organized properly.
It is the Creator's wish that now woman should come forward and her superiority be once again conferred on her. It is His wish that woman should give the proof of her velour and show by actual deeds how she has uprooted widespread backwardness and how she has replaced it with progress.
We are calling the twenty-first century as the Century of the Woman because Nature is in her favor and from the viewpoint of special qualities, she is very much better than man and simultaneously Nature is in the process of breaking the old order and creating a new one. Only the woman fits into this plan. This movement of women's uplift will make woman equal to man.
The cyclonic speed of the new era will rest only after liberating the woman from her backward, inferior position and making her capable of taking advantage of human rights. Woman will have her own independent existence in the 21st century, and she will get the opportunity of developing her own individual identity. In the coming days, not the color of her skin and beauty, but her individuality will be considered as everything. The same amount of time and money will be utilized for girls' education, health, and developing their skill, as is employed for boys.
Only such transformation will sustain and maintain the long-term role of Yug Parivartan (transformation of the era). The main basis of the future 'Satyugi Parivartan' (transformation bringing goodness of thinking and conduct among people) will be that the entire leadership be given to woman- woman whom nature has made full of love, co-operation and compassion. Seeing that welfare lies in woman's power, we should not leave any stone unturned for furthering woman's power. One who has always given the proof of selfless love for husband, children and family at every step; she will create the same atmosphere in the area of her influence when given the leadership.

The Ideal of Proper Diet to all

Meaning: The line of Yajurved 12/76 has given the information about our diet as follows - body is the principal means for 'dharma, artha, kama and moksha'. Therefore, good health must be maintained by proper diet, disciplined daily routine and benevolent conduct. Only a disease-free body is the source of all happiness.

Message: The joy of heavenly bliss and salvation is possible in this life itself. But it so happens that we do not properly understands our life's objective and makes all attempts in the wrong direction for attaining it. We can achieve the above four goals of life i.e. 'dharma, artha, kama and moksha' only by a healthy body. We can remain alive by maintaining physical health. Unhealthy, ill and weak persons are already like half-dead. This is because they suffer not only the bodily ailments, but the simultaneous incapacity and the pain of failure also breaks them mentally, thus neglect of health is very costly for everyone.
Good health does not depend on medicines. It cannot also be bought by money. It is also foolish to think of protecting health by imbibing costly materials. Good health depends only on diet, proper routine, exercise and restraint or discipline. The royal road to maintaining proper health and increasing it is to live life in harmony with nature regarding food-habits, daily routine, and lead a natural life. People fall ill with unnatural, artificial, pompous and luxurious life style and die at an early age. All the living beings, insects, birds, animals etc follow the rules of nature; as a result they never fall ill. If by some accident or fights among themselves, they do fall ill, they automatically come back to normal by the grace of Mother Nature. Those animals and birds that have come under the control of man, they only require veterinary dispensaries.
Only man is a very foolish animal who himself invites illness because of wrong conduct, indiscipline and irregularity. This disregard for food and routine is a result of carelessness, laziness, negligence etc. Nature has made man as the most beautiful, healthy, shapely and long-lived animal complete with physical, mental and spiritual powers. The best and easy way for excellent health is that as far as possible only natural (uncooked) food should be taken. The essential elements of the food will be alive within the food to the extent that it does not come into contact with fire (or heat) and that way these elements will provide strength to the body. Ripe seasonal fruits, raw vegetables, sprouted grains and boiled or steam-cooked food is excellent from every point of view, is 'saatvik' and nutritious'
If the body is healthy, the mind also is healthy; it gets pure and pleasant thoughts and is filled with pleasant and good imagination. The mind gets engaged in work, there is no laziness or uneasy feeling and the heart is cheerful and light like a flower.
The Ideal of proper diet, proper routine and proper conduct must always be the guiding principal of our lives.

Intellect and Intelligence

We spend a lot of time acquiring intelligence at the expense of developing intellect.
Intelligence is built by gaining information, knowledge from external agencies, from schools and universities, teachers and textbooks. The intellect is developed through your individual effort by exercising the faculty of questioning, thinking and reasoning. Not accepting anything that does not admit logic or reason. Know the difference between the two. And that any amount of intelligence gained cannot per se build your intellect.
The intelligence acquired from external agencies is much like data fed into a computer Consider, a computer charged with a complete knowledge of fire extinguishers, firefighting and fire escapes. All the knowledge stored in its memory cannot help the computer act on its own. If the room catches fire, it will go up in flames. The knowledge you acquire is of no use to you without an intellect.
You need a powerful intellect to put the knowledge, intelligence gained, to practical use in life. That explains why among millions of doctors graduating from medical schools only a few have discovered life-saving procedures, cures and remedies. So too, among millions of engineers only few design something unusual like the Panama Canal or Eurotunnel. It is their intellect that renders their performance outstanding. Besides hindering success and progress, intelligence without intellect could destroy peace and happiness in the world.
No realizing the importance of the intellect in life, people make no attempt to develop their own. Instead, they merely indulge in acquiring intelligence through surface reading of others’ periodicals and publications. Few go into the depth of any literature. Education has lost its meaning and purpose. For generation human beings have turned into intelligent robots and are traversing through life without awareness, much less enquiring into the meaning and purpose of life. Herbert Spencer, a profound thinker and writer, was a rare luminary. Someone asked him if he was a voracious reader. He said: “No sir, if I were as big a reader as others, I would have been as big an ignoramus as they.”
The World today is in a state of chaos due to the perversion in human development – all intelligence and no intellect. That explains why even highly educated business persons, professionals, and scholars become alcoholic, are short-tempered and succumb to worry and anxiety. It is the mind that craves alcohol. It is the mind that loses its temper. Again, it is the mind that constantly harbors worry of the past and anxiety for the future. When the intellect remains undeveloped and weak, it is unable to control the vagaries of the mind. Those having developed a powerful intellect, with or without academic distinction, can hold the mind under perfect control and direct action to spell success and peace in life.
The educational systems the world over must be held responsible for the debacle of the intellect. It is their primary responsibility to strike an equable balance between acquiring intelligence and developing the intellect. Only by maintaining this essential equation can governments be run, business conducted, professions practiced and families live in peace and prosperity.

The Soul is Immortal and the Body is Mortal

Meaning: According to the line of Rigved 1/164/38 and Athervaved 9/10/16 – the scripture has explained that our soul is immortal and the body is mortal. The soul is the master of all the activities of the body, because the body can function only as long as there is soul in the body. Even highly learned men and highly intelligent men do not know about the soul. The goal of life is to know the soul
Message: Almost all men are ignorant or have false ideas about the mysterious relationship between the soul and the body. From where the soul enters the body and where it goes after the body’s death has always been a matter of debate. The Gita very clearly states that the soul cannot be cut or pierced, no fire can burn it. Nor water wet it nor can the wind dry it. Thus it is clear that the body does die, but despite its death the soul does not die. The soul is immortal, always exists and is eternal. Despite the death of the body, the soul remains as it is.
Although the soul and the body are different in nature, they stay together. The sage tells us in the scripture ‘kathopanishad’ that the body is like a chariot with horses harnessed to it. The reins of the horses are in the grip of the charioteer, and the drives them although his boss is sitting behind. The charioteer drives the chariot according to the order of his boss. The body is the chariot, the senses are the horses, the mind is the harness and the intelligence is the driver or the charioteer. The soul is the lord and master of this chariot and hence the intelligence has to do whatever the soul orders. The mind and the senses have then to act accordingly. As long as this process is followed, the chariot teaches the destination i.e. achieves spiritual uplift and salvation, otherwise one knows in which species the soul will have to migrate in the vicious circle of births and deaths.
There is a paradox of immortality of the soul and mortality of the body, and yet there is an unbreakable relationship between the tow. As long as the body is alive, the soul does not leave it despite whatever disregards man shows for his soul. For practical living, both spiritualism and materialism are necessary. There should be simultaneously an attempt must be made for the uplift of the soul. We should review every moment our deeds and go on purifying our attitudes. Self restraint should be made regular feature. Attention must be given to mental health along with physical health also. Pure thoughts are born only when both remain healthy.
The usefulness of the body lies in deeply imbibing this truth deep within the heart and bringing it in one’s conduct.
The jewel of the soul is priceless and yet is being squandered like this, in exchange for a mere shell.
One has to try to develop one’s inner feelings, which can be done simply by training one’s mind. This is a priceless human asset and one you don’t have to pay income tax on.
Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today