YOGA – BEING A BUZZWORD
Yoga is being a buzzword for last few years in the youth, where it is considered more of a tool to showcase a different lifestyle than a necessary holistic approach to make body healthier in a natural way. People do various kinds of exercises and tricks with their bodies without understanding the intricacies of what they are doing. I am not discouraging it as at least in the name of yoga some kind of body exercise is being done, which is better than doing nothing for the body.Continue reading
Mantras are the ancient Sanskrit rhymes discovered by great seers (saints) in various yugas. The words are scientifically arranged in such a way and the way these are recited in a specific tone – that it leaves a definite vibrational effect on its surroundings. These vibrations have got the capacity to manifest divine energies in the environment.
A word or a group of words in a mantra consists of certain Beeja Aksharas (seed letters) which have dormant powers associated with it and just like a seed when taken care grows into a tree, the beej mantras also start exhibiting their powers over a period of time after continuous practice.
As per an experiment the different types of sound vibrations are able to produce different types of images on sand. As Mantras are not just a simple arrangement of sanskrit words but scientifically discovered phrases by saints, the vibrations produced by recitation of it have a definite impact on our human body. It leaves a positive vibrations on our body chakras and helps in harnessing our psychophysical energy system. Repetition of these mantras systematically in a specific fashion for a period of time to achieve a goal is called Japa Yoga.Continue reading
It is unfortunate that today in our fast paced life; various means to survive in the competition are confused as Goals of life. Whether it is our work place or home, we are so engaged in our predictive rituals of daily routine, in achieving our short term goals that we hardly have any time to stop and introspect about our real goals of life, and things like material achievements at work place have become our goals. We forget that these are actually means but not goals, means to survive, sustain and achieve our real goals.Continue reading
“When I eat food I do it consciously, when I assimilate it I do it unconsciously: when the food is manufactured in to blood, it is done unconsciously: when out of the blood all the different parts of my body are strengthened: it is done unconsciously. And yet it I who am doing all this; there can not be twenty people in this one body. How do I know that I do it, and nobody else? It may be urged that my
business is only too eat and assimilate the food, and that somebody else does the strengthening of the body by the food for me. That cannot be; because it can be demonstrated that almost every action at which we are now unconscious can be brought up to the plane of consciousness. The heart is beating apparently without our control; none of us can control the heart; it goes on its own way. But by practice men can bring even the heart under control, until it will just beat at will, slowly or quickly, or almost stop. Nearly every part of he body can be brought under control. What does this show? It shows that we also perform the functions, which are beneath consciousness, only we are performing them unconsciously.
We have, then, two planes in which the human mind works. First is the conscious plane, in which all work is always accompanied with the feeling of “I”. Next comes the unconscious plane, where the work is unaccompanied by the feeling if “I”. That part of the mind’s work which is unaccompanied by egoism is unconscious work, and that part which is accompanied by egoism is conscious work. IN the lower animal this unconscious work is called instinct, and in the highest of all animals, man, what is called conscious work prevails.Continue reading
For Years Sri Krishna’s birth is being celebrated with great excitement all across the world on the day also known as Sri Krishna Janmashtami, which is the eighth day of Krishna Paksha of Bhadrapad month as per Hindu Calender. People celebrate this day by decorating various idols of Lord Krishna, Temple Premises and by fasting as a symbol of taking new resolutions on this sacred day and as a token of love, affection and devotion to Krishna. Krishna is said to take birth at midnight of Dwapar Yuga at Mathura somewhere in UP State when the whole Mathura and nearby villages of Gokul, Vrindavan were drenched by heavy rains. In the light of this fact people celebrate the festival by fasting all day till midnight. At exact midnight hour temple bells ring, conchshells sounded and kettledrums are beaten to announce the birth of Lord Krishna and aarties performed for his idols. People break their fast by distributing the prasadams in faithful in the form of Panchamrat.Continue reading