It is said that everything is fixed and decided before hand in this world. The law of Karma do not allow us to get more than what is destined for us because of our previous deeds (Karma). There is no error in the programming of Supreme Divine which has got the system to maintain all the records of deeds (karma) for every body and accordingly one’s fate is decided. Now this very concept many times misguide us by giving birth to a debate that if everything is pre decided , then why one should take an effort to change his destiny, Why one should follow the path of Karma Yoga, if verdict of fate cannot be altered as per same law of karma? [Read more...]
The existence of Bhagavad Gita in Mahabharata itself is because of lack of decision making when Arjuna was overpowered
by his negative emotions and he was not able to take right decisions due to lack of right vision. His vision was clouded with fear, attachment and despondency. At that time what Lord Krishna taught is the most efficient counseling done by any Management Guru ever in infinite time. The timeless poetry from the mouth of Lord is although the part of the Mahabharata, but is considered as self sufficient Upanishad in itself.
Gita stresses on taming mind for better control over our actions as per Dharma. Mind is one such tool given to mankind free of cost by nature but is worthy of a life time wealth. A crystal clear mind helps one to take better decisions in life leading to all types of success at personal, professional and offcourse spiritual front.
Bhoge rogabhayam kule chyutibhayam vitte nrpaladbhayam,
Mane dainyabhayam bale ripubhayam rupe jaraya bhayam.
Shastre vadibhayam gune khalbhayam kay ekratantadbhayam,
Sarv vastu bhayanvitam bhuvi nranam vairagyamevabhayam.
Deepawali is the festival of light – one of the most prominently celebrated festivals in India. It is celebrated with Dhanteras on 13th day of Kartik Krishna Paksha, Narak Chaudas on 14th day of kartik Krishna Paksha (ie dark moon days of Kartik Month), followed by the main Deepawali festival itself on 15th day of Kartik Krishna Paksha. Coronation of King Vikramaditya was conducted on this day; hence it is also the start of new Hindu calendar year Vikram Samvat.
With the passage of time, many legends got associated with Deepawali. It is one of those festivals which comes with a package of ‘panch parva’ – (Five Festivals) . As it starts with Dhanteras, followed by Narak Chaturdasi or Choti Diwali, followed by Main Festival Deepawali, Govardhan Pooja and then Annakoot. There are different legends for different festivals, even there is a legend for each ritual performed on Deepawali. Below are some of the legends associated with Deepawali.:- [Read more...]
WHAT IS YAGNA BHAVA
Yagya literally means a sacrifice to some one for attaining harmony in life. Yagna Bhava is the attitude to work for the benefit of entire cosmos rather than for individuals. Instead of focusing on short term goals of self, Yagna Bhava is to focus on a long term goal of a sustainable and harmonious cosmos. Off course it does not mean to ignore the interest of self and family but it only implies to increase the circle of our activities to include others as well. When we do something for ourselves or even our family members it is called an action done for self and is bounded in nature. But when we do something for others without any personal gains as a selfless gesture, it is called an action not bounded in nature. This is called art of giving- giving everything that may help others and make this society, country and even the planet a better place. In fact it is called science of giving and to understand this we need to think with science perspective!! Yes you heard it right we need to think with science perspective rather than just believing whatever is told to us by scriptures even if it is related moral values. [Read more...]