Sunday, September 23, 2012

Lord Ganesha.....A Saviour To Mankind.......


Ganesha Chaturthi:- Ganesha Chaturthi also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi, is the Hindu festival celebrated on the birthday (re-birth) of Lord Ganesha the son of Shiva and Parvati. It is believed that Lord Ganesh bestows his presence on earth for all his devotees during this festival. It is the day Shiva declared his son Ganesha as superior to all the Gods, barring Vishnu, Lakshmi, Shiva and Parvati. Ganesha is widely worshipped as the God of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune and traditionally invoked at the beginning of any new venture or at the start of travel. The festival, also known as Ganeshotsav ("festival of Ganesha") is observed in the Hindu calendar month of Bhaadrapada, starting on the shukla chaturthi (fourth day of the waxing moon period). The date usually falls between 19 August and 20 September. The festival lasts for 10 days, ending on Anant Chaturdashi (fourteenth day of the waxing moon period). While celebrated all over India, it is most elaborate in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Goa, Orissa, Tamil Nadu and Chhattisgarh. Outside India, it is celebrated widely in Nepal and by Hindus in the United States, Canada, Mauritius, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Burma , Fiji and Trinidad & Tobago. Legend:- Traditional stories tell that Lord Ganesha was created by goddess Parvati, consort of Lord Shiva. Parvati created Ganesha out of sandalwood paste that she used for her bath and breathed life into the figure. She then set him to stand guard at her door while she bathed. Lord Shiva returned and, as Ganesha didn't know him, he didn't allow him to enter. Lord Shiva became enraged and asked his follower ghosts to teach the child some manners. Ganesha, being born of Parvati, the embodiment of shakti or power was very powerful himself. He defeated the ghost-followers (called as the "gana"s)and declared nobody was allowed to enter while his mother was bathing. Sensing a growing turmoil, the sage of heavens, Narada, along with the Saptarshi (the seven wise rishis) went to appease the boy with no results. Angered, the king of Gods, Indra attacked the boy with his entire heavenly army but even they didn't stand a chance. By then, this issue had become a matter of pride for Parvathi and Shiva. After the devas were defeated, the trinity, the controller, preserver and destroyer of the universe launched an attack against Ganesha. Amidst the fight, Shiva severed the head of the child. And brought on Parvathi's rage. Seeing her son dead, Parvathi revealed her true self, as the Adi-shakti, the prime energy that fuels the universe and sustains matter. Taking on a terrible form, she vowed to destroy the universe where her son was killed and re-create a better one. The Gods prostrated before her and Shiva promised that her son will live again. The trinity hunted the world for a head and came across a mother elephant crying for her dead baby. They consoled the mother and fixed the head of the baby elephant in place of Ganesha's head. Lord Shiva also declared that from this day, the boy would be called as "Ganesha" (Gana-Isha=lord of the Ganas). In this way, Lord Ganesha came to be depicted as the elephant-headed God. Date:- This festival is observed in the lunar month of bhadrapada shukla paksha chat The festival is observed in the Hindu calendar month of Bhaadrapada, starting on the shukla chaturthi (fourth day of the waxing moon). The date usually falls between 19 August and 20 September. The festival lasts for 10 or 12 days, ending on Anant Chaturdashi . If Chaturthi prevails on both days, the first day should be observed. Even if chaturthi prevails for the complete duration of madhyahana on the second day, if it prevails on the previous day's madhyahana period even for one ghatika (24 minutes), the previous day should be observed. In Hinduism:- Two to three months before Ganesha Chaturthi, artistic clay models of Lord Ganesha are made for sale by specially skilled artisans. They are beautifully decorated and depict Lord Ganesha in poses. The size of these statues may vary from 3/4 of an inch to over 70 feet. Ganesha Chaturthi starts with the installation of these Ganesha statues in colorfully decorated homes and specially erected temporary structures mandapas (pandals) in every locality. The pandals are erected by the people or a specific society or locality or group by collecting monetary contributions. The pandals are decorated specially for the festival, either by using decorative items like flower garlands, lights, etc. or are theme based decorations, which depict religious themes or current events. The priest, usually clad in red or white dhoti and uttariyam (Shawl), then with the chanting of mantras invokes the presence of Ganesha using the statue as a channel, or body for his energy. This ritual is the Pranapratishhtha. After this the ritual called as Shhodashopachara (16 ways of paying tribute) follows. Coconut, jaggery, 21 modakas, 21 durva (trefoil) blades of grass and red flowers are offered. The statue is anointed with red unguent, typically made of kumkum and sandalwood paste. Throughout the ceremony, Vedic hymns from the Rig Veda, the Ganapati Atharva Shirsha Upanishad, and the Ganesha stotra from the Narada Purana are chanted. Ganesha is worshipped for 10 days from Bhadrapada Shudha Chaturthi to the Ananta Chaturdashi, On the 11th day, the statue is taken through the streets in a procession accompanied with dancing, singing, and fanfare to be immersed in a river or the sea symbolizing a ritual see-off of the Lord in his journey towards his abode in Kailash while taking away with him the misfortunes of his devotees. This is the ritual known as Ganesha Visarjan in Marathi, Ganesha Visarjane in Kannada and Vinayaka Nimarjana or Vinayaka Nimajjanam in Telugu. At individual homes the Visarjan/Nimajjanam is also done on 3rd, 5th or 7th day as per the family tradition. All join in this final procession shouting "Ganapati Bappa Morya, Pudhachya Varshi Laukar ya" (O lord Ganesha, come again early next year) in Maharashtra and "Ganesha Maha Raj ki, Jai" (lord Ganesha, victory is yours) in Andhra Pradesh. After the final offering of coconuts, flowers and camphor is made, people carry the idols to the river to immerse it. Some buy their own small clay statue, and after 1,3 or 11 days immerse it in a bucket or tub at home, so as not to pollute public lakes or rivers. After a few days the clay is used in the home garden. The main sweet dish during the festival is the modak (modak in Marathi, modakam/kudumu in Telugu, modaka in Kannada and modagam in Tamil). A modak is a dumpling made from rice flour/wheat flour with a stuffing of fresh or dry-grated coconut, jaggery, dry fruits and some other condiments. It is either steam-cooked or fried. Another popular sweet dish is the karanji (karjikai in Kannada) which is similar to the modak in composition and taste but has a semicircular shape In Andhra, kudumu (rice flour dumplings stuffed with coconut and jaggery mixture), Vundrallu (steamed coarsely grounded rice flour balls), Panakam (jaggery, black pepper and cardamom flavored drink), Vadapappu (soaked and moong lentils), Chalividi (cooked rice flour and jaggery mixture), etc., are offered to Ganesha along with Modakams. These offerings to god are called Naivedyam in Telugu. In Andhra, Clay Ganesh (Matti Vinayakudu in Telugu) and Turmeric Ganesha (Siddhi Vinayakudu in Telugu) is usually worshipped at homes along with plaster of paris Ganesha. Public celebrations of the festival are hugely popular, with local communities (mandalas) vying with each other to put up the biggest statue and the best pandal. The festival is also the time for cultural activities like singing and theater performances, orchestra and community activities like free medical checkup, blood donation camps, charity for the poor, etc. Today, the Ganesha Festival is not only a popular festival, it has become a very critical and important economic activity for Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Chennai. Many artists, industries, and businesses survive on this mega-event. Ganesha Festival also provides a stage for budding artists to present their art to the public. In Maharashtra, not only Hindus but many other religions also participate in the celebration like Muslims, Jains, Christian and others. In mangalore, there is a belief that the eldest son of the home should be present during pooja. This festival managed to re-establish the unity among the Indians during British Era. Outside India:- Ganesha Chaturthi is celebrated in the UK by the migrant Hindu population as well as the large number of Indians residing there. The Hindu culture and Heritage Society, UK - a Southall based organisation celebrated Ganesha Chaturthi for the first time in London in 2005 at The Vishwa Hindu Temple. The Idol was immersed in the river Thames at Putney Pier. Another celebration organised by an Gujarati group has been celebrated in the Southend-on-Sea which attracts over 18000 devotees. Annual celebrations also take place on the River Mersey at Liverpool. The festival is similarly celebrated in many locations across the world. The Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh USA, an organisation of Hindus based in the US organises many such events to mark the Hindu festivals. In USA, Ganesha Chaturthi is celebrated by various associations of Telugu speaking people. (Telugu Association of North America, Bay Area Telugu Association and Balaji Temples across USA.) The Philadelphia Ganesha popularly known as PGF is the largest Sarvajanik (fully contributed by public funds) Hindu festival in North America. Since 2005 the festival is conducted every year in Bharatiya Temple, Chalfont, Pennsylvania. The 10 days are marked by processions, devotional programs, cultural events, India filmi-orchestra and a weekend carnival. While the Marathi community plays a big role in organising the festival, participation from all communities such as Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, North Indian, Bengali etc. is seen as the reason for its success and uniqueness. In Canada, Ganesha Chaturthi is celebrated by associations of Marathi-speaking people. (MBM in Toronto, MSBC in Vancouver, etc.) Celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi in Mauritius dates back to 1896. The first Ganesha Chaturthi Puja was held in the 7 Cascades Valley next to Henrietta village by the Bhiwajee family who is still celebrating this pious festival for more than a century. Over the years the festival gained such popularity on the island that Mauritian government has attributed a public holiday for that day. History:- It is not known when and how Ganesha Chaturthi was first celebrated. Ganesha Chaturthi was being celebrated as a public event in Pune since the times of Shivaji (1630-1680), the founder of the Maratha Empire. The Peshwas, the de facto hereditary administrators of the Empire from 1749 till its end in 1818, encouraged the celebrations in their administrative seat Pune as Ganesha was their family deity (Kuladevata). With the fall of the Peshwas, Ganesha Chaturthi lost state patronage and became a private family celebration again till its revivial by Indian freedom fighter and social reformer Lokmanya Tilak. In 1893, Lokmanya Tilak transformed the annual domestic festival into a large, well-organized public event.Tilak recognized the wide appeal of the deity Ganesha as "the god for everybody", and popularized Ganesha Chaturthi as a national festival in order "to bridge the gap between Brahmins and 'non-Brahmins' and find a context in which to build a new grassroots unity between them", and generate nationalistic fervour among people in Maharashtra against the British colonial rule.Tilak was the first to install large public images of Ganesha in pavilions, and also established the practice of submerging in rivers, sea, or other pools of water all public images of the deity on the tenth day after Ganesha Chaturthi. Under Tilak's encouragement, the festival facilitated community participation and involvement in the form of intellectual discourses, poetry recitals, performances of plays, musical concerts, and folk dances. It served as a meeting ground for people of all castes and communities in times when, in order to exercise control over the population, the British discouraged social and political gatherings. Environmental impact The most serious impact of the festival on the environment is due to the immersion of idols made of Plaster of Paris into lakes, rivers and the sea. Traditionally, the idol was sculpted out of mud taken from nearby one’s home. After the festival, it was returned back to the Earth by immersing it in a nearby water body. This cycle was meant to represent the cycle of creation and dissolution in Nature. However, as the production of Ganesha idols on a commercial basis grew, the earthen or natural clay (shaadu maati in Marathi and banka matti in Telugu) was replaced by Plaster of Paris. Plaster is a man-made material, easier to mould, lighter and less expensive than clay. However, plaster is non-biodegradable, and insoluble in water. Moreover, the chemical paints used to adorn these plaster idols themselves contain heavy metals like mercury and cadmium, causing water pollution. Also, on immersion, non-biodegradable accessories that originally adorned the idol accumulate in the layers of sand on the beach. Recently there have been new initiatives sponsored by some state governments to produce clay Ganesha idols. On the final day of the Ganesha festival thousands of plaster idols are immersed into water bodies by devotees. These increase the level of acidity in the water and the content of heavy metals. Several non-governmental and governmental bodies have been addressing this issue. Amongst the solutions proposed are as follows: Return to the traditional use of natural clay idols and immerse the icon in a bucket of water at home. Use of a permanent icon made of stone and brass, used every year and a symbolic immersion only. Recycling of plaster idols to repaint them and use them again the following year. Ban on the immersion of plaster idols into lakes, rivers and the sea. Creative use of other biodegradable materials such as paper-mâché to create Ganesha idols. Encouraging people to immerse the idols in tanks of water rather than in natural water bodies. To handle religious sentiments sensitively, some temples and spiritual groups have taken up the cause. Noise pollution is also an unfortunate outcome of this joyous festival. Eco friendly Ganesh Idols:- Ganesha idols are made out of paper mache,instead of POP, it does not create pollution. Very important thing is that these idols are cheaper than other idols. Similarly, these idols dissolve quickly in water and paper mache is not harmful to water hence there is no water pollution, as well as there are no remains of idols left on the seashore.

Friday, August 17, 2012

POLA...A FESTIVAL......DEBT TOWARDS BULLS......

Pola Festival is celebrated throughout the state of Maharashtra, in the Hindu month of Shravan (that usually coincides August). It falls on day of Pithori Amavasya (new moon day) in Shravan. The festival marks the day when farmers worship their bulls and they are not given any routine work during the two days.. On the day before Pola Festival, fa rmers remove 'vesan' (the rope) from the nostrils of their bull. Thereafter, they apply a paste of turmeric powder and ground nut oil, on its shoulders. Finally, the bull is given a hot water bath and served with khichadi, made of bajari. On the day of the festival, the bull is taken to the nearest river or pond and given a thorough bath. The farmers then paint the bull's horns and put colorful ornaments over them. Lastly, an ornamented shawl is put over the body of the bullocks and their neck is adorned with flower garlands. After decorating the bulls, the farmers worship them. Evening time is reserved for taking enthusiastic processions of all the bulls in the area, beautifully adorned, through the streets. Side by side, instruments like drums, bugles, lezims are played loudly (a typical Indian musical instrument), etc. At some of the villages in India, even fairs are organized as a part of the celebrations. The major attractions of these fairs comprise of competitions and outdoor games like volleyball, wrestling, kabaddi,etc. In towns and cities, instead of worshipping bulls, people worship their statues, either wooden or earthen. Last but not the least, Puran Poli (a sweet dish) adds the perfect flavor to the festivities.

The Man Of Confidence And Iron Will...Lokmanya Tilak


Lokmanya Tilak Lokmanya Tilak born as Keshav Bal Gangadhar Tilak((1856-07-23)23 July 1856 – 1 August 1920(1920-08-01), age 64), was an Indian nationalist, teacher, social reformer, lawyer and independence fighter who was the first popular leader of the Indian Independence Movement. The British colonial authorities derogatorily called him "Father of the Indian unrest". He was also conferred with the honorary title of "Lokmanya", which literally means "Accepted by the people(as their leader)". Tilak was one of the first and strongest advocates of "Swaraj"(self-rule) and a strong radical in Indian consciousness. His famous quote, "Swaraj is my birthright, and I shall have it!" is well-remembered in India even today. Early life Lokmanya Tilak was born at Chummakachu Lane (Ranjani Aaleea) in Chikhalgaon, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra to a Chitpavan Brahmin family. His father, Shri Gangadhar Tilak was a famous school teacher and a Sanskrit scholar who died when Tilak was sixteen. His brilliance rubbed off on young Tilak, who graduated from Deccan College, Pune in 1877. Tilak was among one of the first generation of Indians to receive a college education . Tilak was expected, as was the tradition then, to actively participate in public affairs. He stated: "Religion and practical life are not different. To take Sanyasa(renunciation) is not to abandon life. The real spirit is to make the country your family work together instead of working only for your own. The step beyond is to serve humanity and the next step is to serve God." This dedication to humanity would be a fundamental element in the Indian Nationalist Movement. After graduating, Tilak began teaching mathematics in a private school in Pune. Later due to some ideological differences with the colleagues in the New School, he decided to withdraw from that activity. About that time, he became a journalist. He was a strong critic of the Western education system, feeling it demeaned the Indian students and disrespected India's heritage. He organized the Deccan Education Society with a few of his college friends, including Gopal Ganesh Agarkar, Mahadev Ballal Namjoshi and Vishnushastri Krushnashastri Chiplunkar whose goal was to improve the quality of education for India's youth. The Deccan Education Society was set up to create a new system that taught young Indians nationalist ideas through an emphasis on Indian culture.[1] Tilak began a mass movement towards independence that was camouflaged by an emphasis on a religious and cultural revival.[2] He taught mathematics at Fergusson College. Political career Indian National Congress Tilak joined the Indian National Congress in 1890. He opposed its moderate attitude, especially towards the fight for self-government. He was one of the most-eminent radicals at the time. Despite being personally opposed to early marriage, Tilak opposed the 1891 Age of Consent bill, seeing it as interference with Hinduism and a dangerous precedent. The act raised the age at which a girl could get married from 10 to 12 years. A plague epidemic spread from Mumbai to Pune in late 1896, and by January 1897, it reached epidemic proportions. In order to suppress the epidemic and prevent its spread, it was decided to take drastic action, accordingly a Special Plague Committee, with jurisdiction over Pune city, its suburbs and Pune cantonment was appointed under the Chairmanship of W. C. Rand, I.C.S., Assistant Collector of Pune by way of a government order dated 8 March 1897. Tilak took up the people's cause by publishing inflammatory articles in his paper Kesari (Kesari was written in Marathi, and Maratha was written in English), quoting the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad Gita, to say that no blame could be attached to anyone who killed an oppressor without any thought of reward. Following this, on 22 June 1897, Rand and another British officer, Lt. Ayerst were shot and killed by the Chapekar brothers and their other associates. Tilak was charged with incitement to murder and sentenced to 18 months imprisonment. When he emerged from prison, he was revered as a martyr and a national hero. He adopted a new slogan, "Swaraj (self-rule) is my birthright and I shall have it." Following the partition of Bengal in 1905, which was a strategy set out by Lord Curzon to weaken the nationalist movement, Tilak encouraged the Swadeshi movement and the Boycott movement.The Boycott movement consisted of the boycott of foreign goods and also the social boycott of any Indian who used foreign goods. The Swadeshi movement consisted of the usage of goods produced by oneself or in India. Once foreign goods were boycotted, there was a gap which had to be filled by the production of those goods in India itself. Tilak, therefore, rightly said that the Swadeshi and Boycott movements are two sides of the same coin. Tilak opposed the moderate views of Gopal Krishna Gokhale, and was supported by fellow Indian nationalists Bipin Chandra Pal in Bengal and Lala Lajpat Rai in Punjab. They were referred to as the Lal-Bal-Pal triumvirate. In 1907, the annual session of the Congress Party was held at Surat, Gujarat. Trouble broke out between the moderate and the radical factions of the party over the selection of the new president of the Congress. The party split into the "Jahal matavadi" ("Hot Faction" or radicals), led by Tilak, Pal and Lajpat Rai, and the "Maval matavadi" ("Soft Faction" or moderates). Nationalists like Aurobindo Ghose were Tilak supporters. Arrest On 30 April 1908, two Bengali youths, Prafulla Chaki and Khudiram Bose, threw a bomb on a carriage at Muzzafarpur, in order to kill the Chief Presidency Magistrate Douglas Kingsford of Calcutta fame, but erroneously killed some women travelling in it. While Chaki committed suicide when caught, Bose was hanged. Tilak, in his paper Kesari, defended the revolutionaries and called for immediate Swaraj or self-rule. The Government swiftly arrested him for sedition. He asked a young Muhammad Ali Jinnah to represent him. But a special jury convicted him, and the Parsi judge D. D. Davar gave him the controversial sentence of six years' transportation and a Rs 1,000 fine.As a result, Tilak was sent to Mandalay, Burma from 1908 to 1914. While imprisoned, he continued to read and write, further developing his ideas on the Indian Nationalist movement. While in the prison he wrote the most-famous Gita Rahasya. Lots of copies of which were sold, and the money was donated for the freedom fighting. Life after prison Tilak had mellowed after his release in June 1914, more because of the diabetes and hardship in Mandalay prison. When World War I started in August, Tilak cabled the King-Emperor in Britain of his support and turned his oratory to find new recruits for war efforts. He welcomed The Indian Councils Act, popularly known as Minto-Morley Reforms, which had been passed by British Parliament in May 1909, terming it as "a marked increase of confidence between the Rulers and the Ruled". Acts of violence actually retarded, than hastened, the pace of political reforms, he felt. He was eager for reconciliation with Congress and had abandoned his demand for direct action and settled for agitations "strictly by constitutional means" - a line advocated by his rival Gopal Krishna Gokhale. Tilak saw the spark in Mohandas Gandhi and tried his best to convince Gandhi to leave the idea of "Total Ahinsa" and try to get "Swarajya" by all means. Gandhi, though looked upon him as his guru, did not change his mind. All India Home Rule League Later, Tilak re-united with his fellow nationalists and re-joined the Indian National Congress in 1916. He also helped found the All India Home Rule League in 1916–18, with G. S. Khaparde and Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Annie Besant. After years of trying to reunite the moderate and radical factions, he gave up and focused on the Home Rule League, which sought self-rule. Tilak traveled from village to village trying to conjure up support from farmers and locals to join the movement towards self-rule.[5] Tilak was impressed by the Russian Revolution, and expressed his admiration for Vladimir Lenin.[6] Tilak, who started his political life as a Maratha propagandist, progressed into a prominent nationalist after his close association with Indian nationalists following the partition of Bengal. When asked in Calcutta whether he envisioned a Maratha-type of government for Free India, Tilak replied that the Maratha-dominated governments of 17th and 18th centuries were outmoded in the 20th century, and he wanted a genuine federal system for Free India where every religion and race was an equal partner. He added that only such a form of government would be able to safeguard India's freedom. He was the first Congress leader to suggest that Hindi written in the Devanagari script be accepted as the sole national language of India. Social contribution In 1894, Tilak transformed household worshipping of Ganesha into Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav. Gopal Ganesh Agarkar was the first editor of Kesari, a prominent Marathi weekly in his days, which was started by Lokmanya Tilak in 1880-81. G Lokmanya Tilak, established the Shri Shivaji Raigad Smarak Mandal along with Senapati Khanderao Dabhade IInd of Talegaon Dabhade, who became the Founder President of the Mandal. In 1895, Tilak founded the Shri Shivaji Fund Committee for celebration of 'Shiv Punya Tithi' and for the reconstruction of the Samadhi of Shivaji Maharaj at Fort Raigad. Tilak said, "I regard India as my Motherland and my Goddess, the people in India my kith and kin, and loyal and steadfast work for their political and social emancipation my highest religion and duty"

Sunday, July 1, 2012

POLITICIANS ARE IN NUMBERS...BUT WHERE IS STATMENSHIP........?

The nee of the hour is not the just talk of peace, progress and prosperity But honest efforts and step in that direction and one importantly in the field of politics of India. As we Indian have opted for democracy so we need leadership. And politicians play the role to exercise it from villages to capital city of India. Initially leaders were come front to reach the basic requirements of the needed people of our country. So at the certain extent our nation attained development and still it is going on. But we don't find as it should be as our fundamental needs to be met. We speak about to step on the moon and it is must if we want to be in the technological flow and the race of the rest countries. But when we peep onto the ground level with encountering problems, we feel great fear of all that. Politicians are lot. They come front for the welfare of people with the various criticisms of the rests. They elect after much expenditure as we see when the elections are held. How do we expect from them the real welfare and progress of the certain area? The politicians and other responsible for the today’s cause. We know the hardships and attainment of Gandhi, Sardar Patel and Lalbahadur Shastri and many more. They were gone through continuous hard work and upliftment of subjects and that is pure patriotism. The real social service never asks for the investment of personal property or money. And if it is seen then something is going wrong. Patriotism is far away from the hearts of the most of the present day politicians as can be judged from their cumulative actions of thoughts and deed which have brought the country in the danger and its democracy. They are very close to change the meaning of democracy as we see how they behave. Population, Poverty, corruption and terrorism are the basic causes to hold back us from the progress of masses. We are independence but made busy in unfolding tasks. Having put the country in its correct perspectives in the hearts of masses and on the globe we must eradicate the problems of Population, Poverty, corruption and terrorism. And so for we must keep off the selfish and discriminative thinking aside and understand the right of every life here on. If the present trends continue, posterity will only blame the present generation for forcing the country in the burning problems ever. And why don’t we see by our open eyes that the developed India cannot be built by the recurring problems such as Population, Poverty, corruption and terrorism, if some of third rated leaders (selfish) hold the decisive posts in the country.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

VISHWAJIVANREKHA- Peace OF Mind..............Article-IIPart-II

PEACE OF MIND.The article is a second part of and continued here.......................................................................................................................................................... VISWAJIVANREKHA- Peace Of Mind-Article-II/Part:-II...Continued.......... Here we will go through six basic routine behaviors with we come across directly or indirectly, And how can we overcome from, let’s see............ (E). Change yourself according to the environment:- If you try to change the environment single evenhandedly, the chances are you may fail. Instead, change yourself to suit the environment. As you do this, even the environment, which has remained unfriendly for you, will mysteriously appear to be congenial and harmonious. (F). Endure what cannot be cured:- This is the best way to turn a disadvantage into an advantage. Every day we face numerous inconveniences, ailments, irritations and accidents that are beyond our control. We must learn to endure them cheerfully thinking, "God will it so, so be it". God's logic is beyond our comprehension. Believe it and you will gain in patience, in inner strength, in will power. (G). Do not bite more than you can chew:- This maxim should be always remembered. We often tend to take more responsibilities than we are capable to carry out. This is done to satisfy our ego. Know your limitations. Spend your free time on prayers, introspection and meditation. This will reduce those thoughts in your mind, which make you restless. Fewer the thoughts, greater is the peace of mind. (H). Meditate regularly:- Meditation makes the mind thoughtless. This is the highest state of peace of mind. Try and experience it. If you meditate earnestly for half an hour every day, you will tend to become calm during the remaining twenty-three and a half hours. Your mind will not be disturbed as much as before. This will increase your efficiency and you will turn out more work in less time. (I). Never leave the mind vacant:- An empty mind is devil's workshop. All evil deeds start in the mind. Keep your mind occupied in something positive, something worthwhile. Actively follow a hobby. You must decide what you value more - money or peace of mind. Your hobby, like social work may not always earn you more money, but you will have a sense of fulfillment and achievement. (J). Do not postpone and never be disappointed:- Do not waste time in wondering "should I or shouldn't I?" Days, weeks, months and years may be wasted in that futile mental debating. You can never plan enough because you can never anticipate all future happenings. Always remember God has His own plan too. Value your time and do things. It does not matter if you fail the first time. You can rectify your mistakes and succeed the next time. Sitting back and worrying will lead to nothing. Learn from your mistakes but do not brood over the past. I confidently say it will decrease much of the stress of our routine .. ..........Thank You.....

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

How and What are causes of lacking behind the lower middle class children in ..........?

Problems Occur :- We, the wise people of the nation expect the progress in the field of education...........but to whom the task is availed....of course the kids or children....Have we ever observed the fact of the situation and their age thinking ?....may be yes or never .......But up to what depth....? A) The most troubling thing in our society today is how children treat each other. We try to teach our children to have high morals so they will be honest and kind when they become older. But how are our children acting when grownups are not around. Kids tend to classify each other by how rich their parents are and how well they dress. To a child who is classified as being poor the ridicule and constant teasing can be overwhelming possibly causing many psychological problems. B) Children want a lot of things and as parents we would like to give those things to them. But a lot of the time we can't afford to. With the rising cost of living it is hard for some people to even put food on the table. With the price of designer label clothes being so high many people can only afford to shop at Malls. To a child fashion is everything if you don't look cool than you will not be accepted by others. You will be teased and made fun of. C) Children go through a lot growing up have to use their parents’ morals to battle today's social problems. Many things can effect a child's psychological behavior which in return effects the people around them Education is vital to a person who wants to make it anywhere in life. D) It is really hard to raise children being a single mom. It takes two incomes to have a stable life style. A parent would do anything for their children including giving up luxuries to put food on the table every day. It is difficult to get a good paying job if you don't have the right degrees. It's hard to try to go to school, to get the skills needed to advance in life, and hold down a low paying job and take care of your children. F) Poverty effects people throughout their life. It has many psychological effects on people such as mental anguish. Some people are good at dealing with these problems. A major point we need to get across to our children is to respect others and treat them as you would want to be treated. Our children's morals have been blown out of the water with this new age independent rebel attitude. Poverty is not a disease it's real life people just trying to survive. It is very difficult to tackle with the problems but not impossible, It needs to be treated by understanding the situation....means.....diagnosis......so, come forward with........

Friday, April 27, 2012

VISHWAJIVANREKHA .........Peace Of Mind....Article-II /Part-I

Peace of mind is the most important commodity in earthern life. It seems that most of us are in a state of perpetual restlessness. On analyzing the causes of this restlessness, we have ventured to find for four solutions that have to be followed religiously if we are grave about getting perfect peace of mind. A) Never get in the way of others:- It is found, most of us create our own problems by interfering too often in others' affairs. We do so because somehow we have convinced ourselves that our way is the best way, our judgment is the perfect logic, and those who do not conform to our thinking must be criticized and steered to the right direction, our direction. This kind of attitude on our part denies the existence of individuality and consequently the existence of God, for God has created each one of us in a unique way. No two human beings can think or act in exactly the same way. All men or women act the way they do because they are prompted to do so by the godly within them. There is divinity to look after everything. So no need to be bothered B) Forget and Pardon:- This is the most powerful tool to peace of mind. We habitually nurture ill feeling inside our heart for the person who troubles us. We forget that the insult or injury was done to us once but by nourishing the grievance we go on excavating the wound forever. Therefore it is essential that we cultivate the art of forgiving and forgetting. Believe in the justice of God and the principle of Karma. Let Him judge the act of the one who insulted you. Life is too short to waste in such trifles. Forget, Pardon, and walk on. C) Do not desire for more to be focused:- This world is full of selfish people. They hardly ever praise anybody without selfish intention. They may praise you today because you are wealthy and have control but no sooner you are powerless, they will forget your attainment and start criticizing you. Moreover, no one is perfect. Then why do you value the words of praise of another mortal like you? Why do you have desire for more to be focused ? Trust in yourself. People's praises do not last long. Perform your duties ethically and sincerely and leave the rest to God. D) Free From Desirous:- We all have experienced how jealousy can upset our peace of mind. You know you work harder than your colleagues in the office but they get promotions, you do not. You started a company several years ago but you are not as successful as your neighbour whose business is only one or two years old. Should you be jealous? No, remember everybody's life is formed by his previous Karma that has now become his destiny. If you are destined to be rich, not all the world can stop you. If you are not so destined, no one can help you either. Nothing will be gained by blaming others for your misfortune. Jealousy will not get you anywhere, but will only give you restlessness. We think these four steps certainly prove to be a matured one. (Part:-I)

Thursday, March 29, 2012

"VISHWAJIVANREKHA"-An Article On The Path Of Commencing Zero Mind State/ Concentration..........

There is a story of about of about a sea captain who in his retirement skipped a boat taking day trippers to Shetland Island. On one trip the boat was full of young people. They laughed at the old captain when they saw him saying a prayer before sailing out, because the day was fine and the sea was calm.
However they weren't long at sea when a storm suddenly blew up and the boat began to pitch violently. The terrified passengers came to the captain and asked him to join them in prayer. But he replied, "I say my prayers when its clam. When its rough I attend to my ship.".....
Here is a lesson for us. If we cannot and will not seek god in quiet moments of our lives, we aren't likely to find him when troubles strikes. We are more likely to panic. But if we have learnt to seek him and trust him in quiet moments, then most certainly we will find him when the going gets rough
Always make the best of today because you never know what kind of sadness tomorrow brings into your life !

Saturday, March 24, 2012

WELCOME TO "VISHWAJIVANREKHA"..../...."UNIVERSELIFELINE"......................

We welcome to the viewers to the page............Our task is under process of the announced platform...And we have posted already an article pertaining to the announced programme- "VISHWAJIVANREKHA"_____________________/ "UNIVERSELIFELINE"________________________for gathering more strength in the world of hustle & bustle. The world is leaving countless things left behind after a minute.Due which our schedules are rough and with great load of stress. Therefore one can seek mind-peace along with busy schedule. Initially it will conduct the programme to reach to you with five articles. If we find effective support from visitors then we intend to run the same having its own platform. Thanking you.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Education Is A Fundamental Right Of Each One....... Its Impact On Individuals, Society And Nation Itself.....

Going to Zilla Parishad's or municipal's schools as a child, learning the basic skills on how to add and subtract, read, and write. These basic skills are necessary in order to function in our society and work force in the country. As we all know each child learns differently, some learn faster than others and some slower than others. Our Zilla Parishad's or municipal's school have become overcrowded and we do not have enough teachers to fit the needs of each student. Some students get left behind and are not learning the skills needed to move on to the next level. What these students are not learning they can learn in higher education such as a college or university.Our students’ needs are changing, there are a growing number of movements with children coming to the Mumbai or somewhere from all over the country. They bring with them the language and culture of their society. The age in which they arrive to the city determines how well they learn language and what skills they will need to acquire to become productive in our society. The task of teaching our children the basic skills is becoming harder and harder each day, making it harder for our education system to achieve their goals. There are a high number of students learning from high school who does not have the skills needed to meet the needs of the work force in our society. A higher level of learning is needed to make our society literate.
The relationship between teachers/parents and students are influential in our society. To have an educated society in the country brings a safe and peaceful environment to live in. Society is defined as "a group of people with a common culture or a way of life. A group of people who unite to share a common interest". An educated society also avoids social problems such as poverty, gangs, drugs and health related sickness. Most of all, having an educated society helps our country’s economy. For instance, a citizen that acquires a college degree earns respect and can get a good job that pays well. If these citizens do not have proper educations they might have to work in a job they are not happy with and get low salaries. In our society education matters, the higher educated a person is the higher their income.
One of the problems is that our young people do not have anything to do. So the only choice they have is to turn to the streets. There they are able to get drugs and learn the way of the streets. This means they can only get themselves into trouble. There are so many after school programs kids and young people can participate in, such as girl scouts and boy scouts which have positive affects on young people. However, there are no volunteers to give up a little time to help others.we have social problems such as drugs and gangs in our cities.
Our society needs to become culturally sensitive. In the recent years the population in the country has increased.To become educated requires a combination of attending school to learn basic skills such as reading and writing and learning from one’s experiences and developing street smarts. What is also necessary is attending a higher level of learning such as school or college in order to learn about one’s own history and facts on the world. Our society is changing and we need to make changes on our form of teaching to meet the needs of our students in order to make them good members of our society. By learning as much as we can from different cultures and traditions can help us become an open minded and a well developed society.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Social Contribution Reflects One's Identity For A Period Of Time Or So Far...

Why students are taught History at school level ? Answer is that students maturity level take place during the period from Jr. KG to Jr. College. So to understand present and planning for future, one has to know base & its past."Creative work will increasingly involve people working in teams which combine members with different skills and backgrounds. These teams are more effective when people can trust fellow team members to play their part. In low-trust organisations, people will tend to hoard knowledge and only share ideas formally through memos and when requested. In high-trust organisations, people are more likely to bestow their knowledge on one another and develop joint understandings of problems and their solutions. Trust and co-operation will be vital to the work cultures of the future."

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

THE GREAT SAINT HBP MAHUJI MAHARAJ

Adgaon is situated on the Erandol-Bhadgaon road near Kasoda in Jalgaon district. The village is known also in the name of HBP.(Hari bhakt parayan) SAINT MAHUJI MAHARAJ. Around AD 1857-1932 the person emerged as a devotee of the Lord Vitthala & Rukmini. He prayed the lord so from heart that he experienced the glimpse & blessed .It is told that once he was going to Pandharpur as the annual visit (vari) to the Lord, meanwhile a messenger reached alongwith a news of his elder son, Vaman's death but he simply said to him that he was taken back from whom he was in the hands of. He also donated all of the belongings (farms & houses) to the the trust for futur maintenance, which is till run by his followers as RADHAKRISHANA DEVASTHAN MANDAL. The saint worked for the welfare of people and left message to them to walk on the path of truth. The village celebrates annual SAPTAH (a week) with verious programmes like Bhajans, Kirtans and pravachans (satsangs) every year. The SAPTAH sums up with mega bhojan (prasad) to villagers and all pilgrims .

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