Wednesday, 27 August 2014


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 My message on the occasion of  Teej
Those who don't understand essence of fasting; it is just a torture for them where they are not allowed to eat....
if you are among these then please understand, when you fast in the name of god, or for husband or for any cause, the effect not being related to cause but the action of fasting, fasting will only effect you.
It is scientifically proven that fasting increases your satvic gunas (i.e. feel light, calm,serene and more receptive mind)
Happy teej to everyone, please don't take fasting as a burden, let's save our culture and don't fast if you are already diseased in such a way that fasting is dangerous to you.
Ok let's understand the festival Teej now,

Literally, "teej" means "third". Therefore Teej falls on the third day after the moonless night (Amavasya) and the third day after the full moon night of every month which means there are 24 teej each year. However, the third day after the new moon or Amavasya of Shraavana (श्रावण) month is the most important Teej.

Teej is celebrated over three days:
1st day is day of feast which is also called 'dar khane din'. The essesnce of this day is that feast is hosted by gentleman. Women who spend most of the time of the year cooking and serving others get freedom from cooking, they spend all day dressing up and make up to full extent. (please don't curse me, if these thing don;t happen these days). They sing and dance on this day.

2nd day is the day of fasting. Some women live without a morsel of food and drops of water while others take liquid and fruit. The fasting is observed by both married and unmarried women. The main puja (religious ceremony) takes place with offerings of flowers, fruits, etc., made to Shiva and his wife goddess Parvati, beseeching them to grant their blessing upon the husband and family. The important part of the puja is the oil lamp which should be alight throughout the night. It is believed that by the lightening of oil lamp all night long will bring peace and prosperity to the husband and entire family.

3rd day  is Rishi Panchami which is celebrated as a day of purification. On this day women pay homage to seven saints or sages and offer praying to various deities and bathe with red mud found on the roots of the sacred datiwan bush, along with its leaves after which women are considered absolved from all their sins.

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Tuesday, 26 August 2014

My reaction to spiritual myths I frequently hear

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Here are some myths about spiritual people:

1. They should not get angry
2. They don't fall in love
3. They won't marry
4. They should be aged
5. They should be vegetarian
6. They are religious
7. They will have long beard
8. They don't go to gym
9. They don't know about latest technology.
10. They can't have 10-5 kind of job
11. They only listen to bhajans and not the latest songs

I'm spiritual,
but sorry to disappoint you,
 i don't have long beard and hair
My reaction to each of these:

1. LOL, so that you can exploit them? They may be trained to show anger without actually getting angry, be careful.
2. LOL again, why? Is that Newton's law of love?
3. LOL, specially aunties think so, why?
4. LOL, gone are the days when people were spiritual in their old age, spirituality is the need of modern society, even 8 year old must meditate.
5. eventually they may be veg. but not compulsarily.
6. how is that even related?
7. long hair too.... the babaji in tv looks like that, isn't it?
8. Again, what's the relation? I have many friends who go to gym and do yogas too.
9. LOL, truly spiritual people love technology. Afterall they practice timeless technology like meditation.
10. LOL, not every spiritual person is a wandering saint, they can have regular lifestyle too.
11. LOL, don't underestimate the wide varieties of songs they listen to.

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Sunday, 17 August 2014


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When people come to know that you meditate, first question that strikes in their mind is “what happens when you meditate?”
People every now and then come to me asking whether what they experienced during meditation is right or wrong. They want to know how do I feel during meditation. I have been meditating since last 2 years and beginners assume that I am doing right meditation as I am experienced and they might be doing it wrong way.
Yes there are right and wrong way of doing meditation but there is nothing to worry if you have found right master.
The myth of meditation: meditation is concentrating on something.
This is so wrong, meditation is not concentration but concentration is the outcome of meditation. Meditation is simple process of observing thoughts and meditation cannot happen by trying to stop some thoughts or flowing with some thoughts. I don’t know if I’m going little bit deeper but this post is not aimed to teach you how to meditate.
Now answering the question from the topic, what should be your experience in meditation? The answer is: each and everyone who meditates has his/her own experience and every time s/he meditates it is a unique experience. So asking someone, what should be the experience in meditation is just illegal question. One who is not foolish will never start essay of his/her experience but s/he will just say everyone has their own experience every time they sit for meditation.
However 3 golden rules of meditation are always applicable:
  1. I am no one.
  2. I do nothing.
  3. I want nothing.
One should follow these three rules while sitting for meditation.
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Saturday, 16 August 2014


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The 18th shloka in Hanuman Chalisa talks about Hanuman jumping to sun thinking it is a fruit. It is now suggested that the particular shloka in Hanuman Chalisa calculates the distance between earth and sun. Hanuman Chalisa was written during the 15th Century.
The 18th Shloka reads like this:
Yuga Sahastra Yojan Par Bhanu
Liliyo Tahi Madhur Phal Janu
Yuga means the sum of Four Yugas (1 complete Mahayuga) with unit in divine years. Sahastra is 1000. Yojan is 8 miles. Bhanu is Sun
Satyayuga= 4800 divine years
Tretayuga=3600 divine years
Dwaparyuga=2400 divine years
Kaliyuga=1200 divine years
So 1 Mahayuga= 12000
Now next is sahastra common Sanskrit word meaning “1000″
Next is “Yojan” also know as that equals to 8 miles
Yuga X Sahastra X Yojan (in miles) = 12000X1000X8= 96,000,000 miles
Now 1 mile= 1.6km
So 96,000,000 miles= 96,000,000X1.6 km = 153,600,000km.
Today estimated distance is approximately 150,000,000 km which is close to above.
Note – There are some doubts in the above theory; By Yuga did Tulsidas mean a Mahayuga. In some translations the Yuga Sahastra Yojan is given as Juga Sahastra Yojan. Juga then mean 12000 years in that interpretation.
This is not a final statement. You should look for the correct interpretation of the Shloka in books and if possible talk to scholars about the translation of the 18th Shloka. Then come to a conclusion.
source: internet
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Monday, 4 August 2014

Do we really love others? (Yagyavalkya's explanation)

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Once maitreyi asked Yagyavalkya "You want to take sannyas(renunciate) and leave all worldly pleasures because they hinder your strive to immortality, but is love of me and kattayeni is also a bondage that you want to leave?"

Then Yagyavalkya replied "Husband is dear to wife not because she loves him or wife is not dear to husband because he loves her, they are dear because they love themselves. Human loves everything that gives him happiness. He does not love something that gives pain. Human wants wealth not because he loves wealth but because wealth can make his living easier."

"I love myself so I love whatever can give me happiness. I love myself thus my nature is bliss(ananda). This soul(atma) is bliss. That's why I want to renunciate. I am going beyond happiness and non-happiness.Now my sole purpose is to understand soul. This soul is only able to see, hear and meditate."

This was conversation between yagyavalkya and his wife maitreyi when Yagyavalkya expressed his desire to take sannyas.I wrote it here so that I could let readers know that we only love ourselves and none others. So trying to say 'you should love me because i love you' or trying to claim love is futile exercise. We just need to realise our love is for us only and no other. :D
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Friday, 1 August 2014

Do you know how to quench your thirst?

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Once there was a big drought on land. There was a guy who used to live nearby an ocean of freshwater, It turned out that he was the only survivor there. One day, he was very thirsty and went near the ocean to drink water. He found a pot and then an idea came to his mind, I will store water for future, so that I won't have to travel the distance for water so frequently.
He dipped the pot into water and pulled back, the pot had holes and water was leaking continuously. He quickly ran to his house to store it in tank. Hardly a drop fell down. He felt very happy with his achievement, he went back to ocean and again brought water. The process continued, boy just collected water, he did not put even a drop of water in his mouth and eventually he died of thirst and his dream of filling the tank remained incomplete.
And then there was a big rainfall and the rainwater swept his body to the ocean.

Is this story related to our lifestyle? Don't we try to plan our future based on present scenarios which may or may not exist as it is till the time we have planned for arrives! We try to collect, happiness, wealth but by nature they can't be hold for long time. They are like leaking water from the pot. Even when we are in front of ocean we don't drink water, isn't this like having wealth and not using it but we love to store that for future use. We don't even know where all those earnings are spent and our savings are very little. In the process actuall happiness is lost, only the dream of better future remains. But our life has no guarantee and anytime it may finish. The dreams remain incomplete. Then what happens with our wealth? It's all swept!

Conclusion: Quenching the thirst is very important before storing water. Being happy now is very important before trying to build happiness and luxury for future!
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