Monday, February 28, 2011
Shiva is our truest self-the real self-our inner most core and Shivaratri, the transcendental night or a night of wakefulness. Thus traditionally it is celebrated to awaken our universal consciousness or transecend the self to higher conscious.
Shivaratri usually celebrated in or around the month of March.At this time of year the Sun stays in Northern horizon that makes the life sustaining sun power or life force energy helpful to build health.Thus this time of the year acts as the conducive time to cleanse the system and to uplift the Shiva Tattva of ours- the self.
As the Shivaratri is celebrated in spring when the earth revolution and position of the Sun too aid the restoration programme on earth. That is why the arrival of spring is cheered by us as festive season and nature replenishes itself anew after wintry earth.
On the night of Shivaratri - inner rest that is the cessation of thoughts and creation of stillness inside brings physiological and psychological functions at best of ease.
It is perfect time to undertake and experience the inner rest(Samadhi-a state of witness mode that is detachment) as it acts as cleanser and rejuvenation mechanisms for the body and mind.
On Shivaratri- the whole universe the sky and earth- the day and night-the male and female aspects of the body(mind and body)-can be brought in harmony concentrating on Shiva Tattva– the Ekalinga-the Atma- the Self.
Shiva also known as god of destruction and Shivaratri we celebrate in the spring .It is the season of replenishment- a time to shed or destruct all inhibitions, negativities and illnesses-by supporting ourselves with fasting, japa(Om Namah Shivay)and right food.
Shiva –the Shankara, San-who gives peace and bestows boon and Kara-the one who does good.
Shivaratri is the time to surrender ourselves to Shiva Tattva (to uplift the self)-so we can save ourselves from the Tandava (the emotional outbursts) and the dance of conscious(thoughts) which often lead us to indecision and fall in life. The emotional upheaval ruins the health.
To strengthen the mind and body, it is the perfect time to surrender the self to Lord Shiva-the permanent and eternal source of our being –the self.
In the stillness of real self the union of transcendental Shiva(the mind)and Shakti(the body)-the primordial and dynamic energy is a strengthening exercise.
Supported by fasting (fasting helps to detoxify the body) the simple chanting of mantra-“Om Namah Shivah”(which cleanses and aligns the body chakras) helps in strengthening the vitality.
It is time to realize the harmony(the brahmn) in all dual aspects of our body-matter(physical body)and energy(mind), prakriti(nature,earth, body) and purusha(universe,sky,mind,spirit)-drava(substance,flesh,body)-guna(nature, behavior, quality).
The festive night of awareness i.e. Shivaratri beckons us to work on our superlative conscious by destructing the inertia and giving away the passivity of self.
So the Shiva(the real self) inside us perpetually work to its fullest, supported by Satyam(abiding the truth)and Sundaram(in the superlative of self). Let’s invoke it inside us –so we can give our best to all our efforts.
Lord Shiva-the Adi Guru-the Ancient Yogi-who bestows peace and good –let’s stay with us forever!
Om Namah Shivay!
Friday, February 25, 2011
“Ooph how busy am I ?” (Others don’t have anything to do).
Typed few lines …(the eyed widened admiringly “how intellectual I am- only while I comment on the write up of different blogs the winged concord of language fly off like a treacherous fellow). “What to do?”- it was kitchen call –whistling cooker or buzzing oven.
“Hey I am able to catch my thoughts now I have every reason and might to torture people. How aptly these days I dole out recipes to bore others?” “How intellectual am I?” (Others are vernacular dumb and mute).
My sharpest intellect can parallel with PM’s brain. How he maintains his cool among all scams and clamors of opposition. I too maintain my calm through my ever changing portfolios and clamors of unfinished works. My portfolios changes in after every fifteen minutes (others don’t multitask as they stay on other planet).
“What if the rank on IndiVine dropped? Take refuge in Bhagwad Gita’s wisdom. After all what is in the rank? "(Other good rank holders show their clinging to material possessions- renounce the world and rank).
At last Busy Bee dished out a write up- despite being burdened with the busiest schedule more than Obama—posted it.. O.K. done..
Next (Here on IndiVine, customarily-vote to be voted).
Door bell rang ..Oooph again …change of portfolio..
Madame X(neighbor) at the door-“what a visual delight to welcome them - digital ten-10” with her towering spouse. A generous smile stretched up to the ears on Mam Busy Bee’s face (in the guilt of avoiding her twice on previous occasions).
Philosophical again-“So what every moment is changeable, why to remember past?”
Just concentrate on present stuff who knows she might prove a complete package of best humor -watch, write and bore.
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Our mutual glances, be they sweet
Our faces may they show our concord
Take me within thy heart and let
One spirit- dwells in both of us.
Marriage is a duty performed in mutual cooperation for spiritual advancement.
Marriage is pivot of life.It ensures lifelong companionship to gregarious human beings as well as mental and emotional support in every phase of life.
The vows taken by the individuals during marriage are-
“To have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us apart.”
—Book of Common Prayer.
It is a reunion meant to support two individuals throughout of their lives. It is a wisdom oriented device of nature to sustain the species on the planet. For that it equipped the spouses with hormones induced attraction.
But more often the purpose of the institution seems to fail. What does the rising graph of matrimonial discord point? On the broad level the cited reason is incompatibility. Even in the cases where the vows were taken after the courtship of enough time. And it had cleared the all compatibility test of love and attunement earlier.
Still it fails to evolve with time and stagnancy crept inside the alliance.Eventually it chokes and lastly saps the vitality out of the relationship.
In the universe everything first works on the mental and energy level then the gross form shapes.Every acclaimed action of the universe manifests first in thoughts then it breathes to life. MARRIEGE MUST BE ALLOWED TO GROW WITH TIME AS THE STAGNANCY SAPS VITALITY OUT OF IT.
When the person never gives a thought to grow beyond the triviality of lower level of energy and thoughts and they only hanker after gross things,a time comes when the full grown effect of uncontrolled desires engulf the life.
Let have a glance to Vedic wisdom or our ancient Aurveda healing system describes the body.
Root Chakra-the Mooladhar Chakra- the physical chakra which imparts strength and sustenance when healed. Situated at the base of the spine it is the seat of the desires. When unhealed it shows the unsatiating craving for worldly possessions and wealth.
The relationship of spouses who possess uncontrolled desires get stuck only in worldly possession and wealth. The means and happiness of relationship they draw satiating their worldly possessions by showcasing the clothes, jewels and stuffs. The desires are endless so they are bound to be unfulfilled after a point of time. And when the very purpose does not get fulfilled it questions the stability of relationship.
Hara Chakra-the Swadisthan Chakra –or the emotional chakra- when union of the two individual occurs at the level of this chakra empathy gets created between the two. It is often taken as bonding and love.
When the Hara Chakra of partners is not healed they show emotional insecurities in the relationships. Out of insecurities they try to control one another and eventually the relationship wilts.
Solar plexus- the chakra of power and wisdom- in healed condition the person exhibit strong will power.
The union between partners of strong will power shows a selfless attitude in relationships. And the marriage would be based on strong will of selfless love.
The heart chakra- also known as chakra of love- a chakra when healed it opens entrance of gratitude. The heart chakra gets healed only when both upper and lower chakra are balanced and healed.
Gratitude opens opulence in the life- when the individual leaves ‘ego’. The ego binds the person with false perception and it checks growth and love in life.
In marriage when the partners starts the life without any expectation. They respect and give space to each other and do not force another to conform. The union blossoms in selfless love. This kind of couple show undying love for one another. They turn into the picture of Ardhnareswer . The lives of such couples are so much tuned- thus in their life success, growth and prosperity make permanent realization.
Throat chakra- controls metabolism in body when the chakra is healed – it imparts truthfulness, strength and good values and better physical capacity which is counted as good working capability.
When the union between two individual exists at this level both of them give best to their lives. The relationship gets based on truthfulness. The strong mental and physical level imparts great character and strong personality to them. And strong mental and physical strength give the power to create health, wealth and long lasting bliss in life.
“You were born together, and together you shall be forever more.
You shall be together when the white wings of death scatter your days.
You shall be together even in the silent memory of God.
But let there be spaces in your togetherness, and let the winds of the heavens dance between you.”
Do not look up above in the sky and ask persistently to God for the heaven- create it here on the earth. Life is the canvas of our lives provided by the almighty where we have to paint our hell or heaven.
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O’Goddess Saraswati, salutation to you
O’ Goddess of consciousness
The metaphor of creative faculty, praise to you
O’ goddess, the personification of knowledge and learning
The cornerstone of Upanishads, may she enlighten our conscious!
O’ Goddesss, the faculty of wisdom
The goddess of purity and true knowledge
The bestower of knowledge, we bow to you
O’ discriminator of real and unreal
O’ vakdevi, the goddess of speech,may she live on our tongue!
O’ the essence of sound, by your name the
World of sound and form is realized, we bow to you
O’goddess of cognition purifies our minds and intellects.
O’ muse of creative faculty
The essence of self (swa)
The devotion of artist and ascetic
The giver of self knowledge
The Devi of creative potential
The call of higher self
Let unveil the mystery of life,
And omit the darkness of our lives.
O,Ma Saraswati provider of boon
As we began our lives
Provide success in all our efforts
O’ bestower of learning and skill
Illuminate the world with light of knowledge
O’ Ma Saraswati, salutation to you,salutation to you!