Sunday, September 30, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
For them…Whenever failure happens whenever misunderstood by people, some disease occurs in body worries happen. .because of over burden. There will be times when I become impatient because things are taking longer than I expected. When we carry our cares all the time, soon we won’t be able to carry on…By the time I try to lay on somebody’s shoulder. Then I understand I am alone and personally responsible for managing problem. So, I didn’t expect anybody else to do for me…..
If we holding a glass of water for sometimes. It doesn’t matter about the absolute weight. It heaviness depends on how long you hold it. If I hold it for a minute, it is fine. Not very heavy. If hold it for an hour , I will have ache in arm, If I hold it for a day , I need an ambulance, I will collapse. When we carry our cares all the time , soon we won’t be able to carry on. It happens with each and every failure, burden, but how I fall how fast I get up... by the question.. SO WHAT? & WHAT'S NEXT? Remembering children running race..:
People shout at me at times and even plead me telling me to quit and that I have been defeated with respect to some project or the other. Sometimes I will have the feeling I will not succeed, and just as I am to accept defeat, the memories of a race comes to my mind and my downward fall is broken. We all the girls lined up with full of hope. Each one thought that she would win the race, or at least first or second place. The girl who thought she would win, lost her step and slipped. she fell down and lost all her hope. She tried hard to catch herself. But inside voice said “GET UP AND WIN THE RACE.” The girl, she rose quickly. She had not been injured. She was just behind that’s all.
When she was so anxious to regain the position and mind faster than her legs she slipped and fell again. By the time she thought hopeless as a runner and that shouldn’t try to race. watching crowd was laughing. Again inner voice says "GET UP AND WIN THE RACE". So again jumped up and tried again. she thought ten feet we would really have to move fast. She put all her energy into it and gained about 8 or 10 feet. But in trying hard to catch up with lead again,she slipped and fell again. At last she tasted defeat. She lay there silently. A tear dropped down from her eyes.She thought there was no sense of running anymore. she had tried many times. She was out .Why even trying? She would have to live with disgrace. But then she thought about her dad. She could hear the low echo of her dad’s voice “GET UP AND WIN THE RACE”. “Get up AND TAKE YOUR PLACE”. The voice seemed to tell him that she was not meant for failure and that she should get up and win the race. So the girl rose up to run once more. She had new determination. She resolved that whether she won or lost, at least she won’t quit.
So when things seem dark and hard and difficult , the memory of my childhood race helps me in the race of my life. People laugh at me and tell me to quit and said that I am defeated, When ups and downs come in my life. I tell myself “GET UP AND WINS THE RACE”.
.I laid firm foundation with the bricks that others throw on me. Some one will love us some won’t. So what? Sometimes I will win; sometimes I will lose So What? These are tough times I am going through, but if I am going to get through it’s up to me. Ready to go? My inner voice says, "GET UP AND WIN THE RACE". THAT I always said to my self. I CAN, I WILL, I SHOULD.
Again I started my life race..... WIN OR LOSE BUT I DON’T QUIT…
Friday, September 14, 2007
"Vakratunda MahakaayaSuryakoti Samaprabha Nirvighnam Kuru MeDevaSarva
Kaaryeshu Sarvada "
Meaning: The Lord with the curved trunk and a mighty body, who has the luster of a million suns, I pray to thee Oh Lord, to remove the obstacles from all the actions I intend to perform. Ganapati or Ganesha, the Lord of Gananas, the elephant faced God, represents the power of the Supreme Being that removes obstacles and ensures success in human endeavors. Ganesha is revered as the son of the Shiva and Parvati, and is always honored first in most worship services and rituals.Ganesha is also known as Ganapati, Vigneswara, Vinayaka, Gajamukha and Ainkaran. He is worshipped for siddhi, success in undertakings, and buddhi, intelligence. He is worshipped before any venture is started. He is also the God of education, knowledge and wisdom, literature, and the fine arts. Ganesha is also one of the five Gods the worship of whom was popularized by Adi Shankaracharya; the other four are Vishnu, Shiva, Devi and Surya. The worship of these five deities is called the pancayatana Homam. In some cases, a sixth G od, Skanda is also worshipped.The large head of an elephant symbolizes wisdom, understanding, and a discriminating intellect that one must possess to attain perfection in life. The wide mouth represents the natural human desire to enjoy life in the world. The large ears signify that a perfect person is the one who possesses a great capacity to listen to others and assimilate ideas. The trunk relates to the power of human mind, which must be strong enough to face the ups and downs of the external world and yet delicate enough to explore the subtle realms of the inner world.The two tusks denote the two aspects of the human personality, wisdom and emotion. The right tusk represents wisdom left tusk represents emotion. The broken left tusk conveys the idea that one must conquer emotions with wisdom to attain perfection
The essential purpose of the Vinayaka Chaturthi festival is to teach a person to avoid the company of bad people and cultivate the company of the good.
What does the term Ganapathi signify? ‘Ga’ means Buddhi or intellect, ‘Na’ means Jnana (Wisdom). ‘Ganapathi’ means one who is the Lord of the intellect and of wisdom. He is also the Lord of all Ganas (spiritual entities). Gunas also symbolise the senses. Ganapathi is thus the Lord of the senses. "Vigath nayakah Vinayakaha" (Vinayaka is one who is without a master above himWhat does the name "Ganapathi" signify? ‘Ga’ means Buddhi (or intellect), Na means Vignaana (wisdom). As Vighneswara is the Lord of the Intellect and Wisdom, he is called "Ganapathi".
Similarly, a common Sanskrit word to denote elephant is GAJA. Here Gajanan means elephant faced - a name for Ganapati. But the word Gaja has a much deeper connotation. GA indicates gati, the final goal towards which the entire creation is moving, whether knowingly or unknowingly. JA stands for janma, birth or origin. Hence GAJA signifies GOD from whom worlds have come out and towards whom they are progressing, to be ultimately dissolved in Him. The elephant head is thus purely symbolical.
It follows from this that what are called Ganas are parts of the human body. The individual (Vyakti) is a part of creation (Srishti). Hence, Divinity, of which the cosmos is a projection, is immanent in the human being. "Vigath nayakah Vinayakah" (Vinayaka has no master over him"). This means that Vinayaka is a totally autonomous and independent deity. He has no Lord above him. In the world, any individual or authority has someone superior above him. But Vinayaka has no overlord.
The worship of Vinayaka has been in existence from times immemorial in Bharath. The Rig Veda, the Narayanopanishad and the Thaithriya Upanishad have passages referring to Vinayaka. It is embedded also in a - Gayatri mantra :
Thanno Danthi Prochodayaath".
This mantra indicates that Vinayaka’s Divinity is glorified in this Gayatri mantra. Hence, Ganapathi signifies an all-pervading Divine potency
Vinayaka is one who drives away all sorrows, difficulties and miseries. He is the enemy of all obstacles. He will not allow any obstacle to come in the way. He is the destroyer of obstacles. He confers happiness and peace (on his devotees). He is the master of all those powers (Buddhi and Siddhi). What is this Siddhi? When there is purity of mind, you achieve peace (which is Siddhi). Vinayaka is thus the Lord of Buddhi and Siddhi (the Intellect and Self-Realisation). Hence, every human being should acquire control over the mind. Another notable fact about Vinayaka is His Vehicle, the mouse (Mooshika). What does the mouse represent? It represents darkness, which is the symbol of ignorance. The mouse moves about in the dark. Ganapathi is regarded as controlling the darkness of ignorance.
The mouse is also known for its strong sense of smell (vasana). Based on the smell emanating from an object, the mouse finds its way to it. The inner significance of vasana in relation to humanity is the heritage of ‘vasanas’ which they bring from their previous lives. These vasanas (inherited tendencies) account for the actions of human beings in their present lives. They also signify desires. Without recognising this underlying significance of Vinayaka’s mastery over ignorance and desires, people merely wonder how a large being like Vinayaka could ride on a tiny creature like a mouse.
There is an inner meaning in worshipping Ganapathi for ten days. The idea is that each day shoThe Ganapati Upanishad identifies Lord Ganesh with the Supreme Self. Lord Ganesh represents the Pranava (AUM) which is the symbol of the Supreme Self. Taitiriya Upanishad (1.8.1.) states: "AUM ITI BRAHMAN -AUM is Brahman(GOD). AUM is all this . Nothing can be done without uttering it. This explains the practice of invokong Lord Ganesh before beginning any rite or undertaking any project.
Lord Ganesh removes all obstacles on the path of the spiritual aspirant, and bestows upon him worldly as well as spiritual success. So he is called VIGNA VINAYAKA or VIGHNESHWAR would be dedicated to acquiring control over one the sense organs (Indriyas).
GaneshEight ManifestationsThe incarnation of the Lord in the form of Vakratunda, riding a lion, is the nature of Deh-Brahma. He takes this avatar to subdue the demon Matsarya (rivalry).
The incarnation Ekdanta is of the nature of Dehi-Brahma, with a mouse for a vehicle, intended to subdue the demon Madasura (conceit).
Incarnation Mahodara is of the nature of Jnana-Brahma, to overpower the demon Mohasura (delusion).
The Gajananda incarnation is to bless the Sankhya Yogi by vanquishing the demon Lobhasura (greed).
The Lambodara incarnation is of the nature of Sattwic Shakti Brahma to subdue the demon Krodhasura (anger).
The incarnation Vikata, riding a peacock, is of the nature of Sour-Brahma, to subdue the demon Kamasura (lust).
Incarnation Vighnaraj, riding the celestial serpent Sesha, is of the nature of Vishnu-Brahma and is intended to conquer the demon Mamatasura (attachment).
The Dhumra-varna incarnation is of the nature of Shiva-Brahmato conquer the Asura Abhimaan (pride).
There is an inner meaning in worshipping Ganapathi for ten days. The idea is that each day should be dedicated to acquiring control over one the sense organs (Indriyas).
"Ganaanaam Twam Ganapathi Gam HavaamaheKavim Kaveenaam Upamasra VastamamJyeshta Raajam Brahmanaam BrahmanaspathaAanashrunvanna Oothibhi Seedha Saadanam "
Meaning: We invite You, the Lord of spiritual faith (of Lord Shiva). You are the wisest among the wise, the best to be given as a standard of comparison. You are the senior Lord, Lord of the Vedic manthras, listening to our prayers. Please visit our home with prosperous things and be seated here. courtesyvedas
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
This story impressed me a lot.
Nowadays what we see in the news & what we read in newspapers is all about murders, bomb blasts, and theft etc.what is lacking today??? I feel its all insecurity,lack of trust in life about others, and if you see as a whole it’s only lack of love and affection.
I feel we should also do something for humanity eg spreading love and kindness among people so that there will be peace and harmony everywhere. For that we have to give “unconditional love” to everybody and praying for others.Love is such a powerful force especially when shared.
The greatest power known to man is that of unconditional love. Through the ages, mystics, sages, singers and poets have all expressed the ballad and call to love. As humans, we have searched endlessly for the experience of love through the outer senses. Great nations have come and gone under the guise of love for their people. Religions have flourished and perished while claiming the true path to love. We, the people of this planet, may have missed the simplicity of unconditional love. . .
Simply stated, unconditional love is an unlimited way of being... Life, through unconditional love, is a wondrous adventure that excites the very core of our being and lights our path with delight.
There are so many ways to apply love in our everyday lives Practice constant acts of kindness and you bring kindness upon this planet. Forgiveness is the easiest and most powerful act of kindness you can make. Both for yourself and for others, this activity promotes unity, harmony and oneness that transmutes the old into the new. Forgiveness is a wonderful way to release the past and to love unconditionally.
. The choice is ours to create a world of joy and happiness, love and goodwill. love plays a part in our personal journey of life. We seek it in our families, relationships, careers, religions, hobbies, and even at times we look to nature itself. All the while, it is right within us ready to be given out and experience It is in the sharing and giving of love to others that we receive the same that we give. Give love and surely you will experience love itself. Express love to the world around you and the world will reflect back to you the power of love.
When we pray for the welfare of others all our petty and selfish feelings will go away and our intellect will expand.
May all be happy
May all be free from disease
May all realize what is good
May none be subject to misery… -anonymous
If we start considering everybody’s happiness as ours one or the other day the whole world will be full of love. We can expect to forget a word called violence. For that we should march forward patiently with perseverance and conviction only then we can reach the goal.
The most amazing thing about this change of perspective is that the more you contribute to the lives of others, the more you will receive in return.
As it’s said if you want to be happy and glad
Do a good deed everyday…
Begin the journey that changes everything. Begin the journey of unconditional love...
Today, September 5Th is celebrated INDIA-wide as Teacher’s Day. It is the birthday of the second President of India, Dr. Radha krishnan, a literary scholar and teacher. It is in his honor that today is declared as Teachers Day.
In Sanskrit a teacher is called “guru”. “Gu” means darkness and “ru” means light. So a teacher is one who leads you to light from darkness.
India has a tradition of giving a special status to teacher. The word “guru” is itself is so exalted; the place of a teacher is sometimes even ahead of God – “Guru Brahma” and “Guru Vishnu”. The teacher is next only to mother & father “mathru devo bhava”, “pithru devo bhava”, “acharya devo bhava”
The “Guru-shishya” relationship is like that between the parents and their children.
Like a father who loves his sons and daughters, the teacher should love his pupils.
Accordingly a great responsibility rests on the teacher.
To a great extent the future of students depends on their teacher. Teachers traditionally have held a position of honour and respect all over India, since time immemorial.
WHO IS A TEACHER
A stone lay on the way side,
Its black lump of hardened mass
Someone kicked it,
Someone ignored it
Another one labeled it ugly.
But none turned back to glimpse of it
It was a dirty, damp & dull, shunned by
But one! Who lovingly picked it all,
Washed it clean.
Cut it smooth
Refined it, polished it,
To a glittering diamonds
Thus the transverses of stone
From black lump to a glittering Diamond
And thus started the journey of this
If you ever have come across one teacher in all your student life, who has changed your life and your way of thinking for the better, you have been blessed. Thankfully ,I had several such opportunities. Right from pre-primary school right up to architecture College, and then graduate school, I have benefited from teachers who have gone beyond their call of duty . But we are REMEMBERING the persons who have helped in many ways. We are thinking story writer, for writing stories, we read, The poet who wrote verses we learnt, and the artist he saw all things and then drew pictures. We remember all we met in our life and remembering those who entertain our life like singers, actors, musicians, sports man etc.
But we forgetting the one who teach to write, read and taught the letters so that we can read and write.
A TEACHER TAKES OUR HAND
OPEN OUR MINDS
TOUCH OUR HEARTS
SHAPES OUR FUTURE
Teacher taught all of us in every step to learn new things and they contributed to your progress and development in many ways About the teachers we still never think about not for a minute
.On this teachers day I wish to honour all my teacher who contributed to my progress and development.I consider education to be one of the nobler professions, akin to medicine. Teachers who spend their lives teaching kids, do more than just teach.They help mould the future of our communities, cities and countries I shall forever be thankful to all those wonderful teachers, who have enriched my life
TEACHERS ARE ORDINARY PEOPLE ENGAGED IN EXTRA ORDINARY WORKS.
HAPPY TEACHERS DAY!