Monthly Archives: ઓગસ્ટ 2010

779 sad demise/one of his teachings/our love for God

He who has gone,
so we but cherish his memory,
abides with us,
more potent,
nay,
more present than the living man.

One of his teachings —Sadhana, devotion, we move a few steps ahead, but we also fail at times.  There are situations, when thoughts about the material world are stronger, and detachment from this world becomes weaker.  You may repeatedly contemplate about detachment from the material world, and try to concentrate on God, but it is difficult.  It does happen that when there are bad days, how much ever you try contemplating on God, it becomes very difficult to concentrate on Him.

People get frustrated and say, “What to do?  The mind is not under my control.”
If you scold your mind, it will react negatively.  You were concentrating on God and suddenly your mind started thinking about your son.  Now if you scold your mind as to why is it doing this, the mind will get more disturbed. So, first of all, be calm.  Let your mind go wherever it wants to go, and then visualize the form of God in that place.  If your mind started thinking about your son, visualize the form of God in your son.  If your mind starts thinking about ice cream, place God in the ice cream and concentrate upon Him.  If it thinks about the cricket match, imagine that God it standing in the field.  So, in one way or the other, tie your mind to God.

This is just as a monkey is unsteady by nature.At the end of the Ramayan, Tulsidasji says:

“O Lord! The mind of a monkey is very restless by nature.  If you tie a scorpion to its tail, what will be the condition of that monkey!  And if that monkey gets hysteria, then how restless will it be? Further, it is made to drink alcohol!  Just imagine the condition of that monkey.  My mind is similar to the condition of that monkey.  What can I do?”

But you must have seen how the monkey trainer controls the monkey. On the first day, he ties a rope around the monkey which is 100 feet long. The monkey has to jump and play within 100 feet.  The rope presses its neck.  It cannot go further, else the rope will hurt his neck.  The next day he reduces the rope to 80 feet.  The monkey wants to go beyond, but the rope hurts his neck and hence he learns to jump within that limit.  Slowly, when the rope is reduced to 3 feet by the trainer, the monkey thinks, “Leave it.  Let me stay quiet and lie down right here.”

Now that energetic and restless monkey is totally under control.  Our mind is similar to this monkey.  You need to tie this mind with the rope of Shree Krishna.  Imagine God wherever your mind goes. , imagine Shree Krishna to be standing there. Shree Krishna is standing on the beach with his flute.  If your mind thinks about Taj Mahal, imagine Shree Krishna standing on the marble stone.  Just like the monkey, the mind will come under control.  It will be bound with Shree Krishna wherever it goes.  Slowly, the mind will come to rest in Shree Krishna.  This is the solution.

Note that this is not just your imagination.  It is a fact that God resides everywhere, and we have to realize that wherever our mind goes, God is present there.  Keep practicing this way and it will only happen when you practice  dhyan, or meditation on the form, constantly for some time.  Close your eyes and imagine your personal form of God to be in front of you.  To strengthen  dhyan in your mind, imagine that you are dressing your God.  Imagine as if you are decorating Him with a beautiful necklace and offering Tulsi at His lotus feet.

So, by constantly meditating like this, your  dhyan will get stronger.  And when that stage arrives that as soon as you close your eyes, you can see your God’s personal form in front of you, then you  do not have to worry.

To attach your mind in God, it is very important that a devotee practices  dhyan.  During devotion, wherever your mind goes in the material world, place Shree Krishna in front of you.  Moreover, decorate Shree Krishna with your mind. By doing this,  dhyan will become more firm and deeper.  And our love for God will progress in leaps and bounds.

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બના લૂં તૂઝે અપના મેરે ઘનશ્યામ.Oh what a Destiny!

Sadhana, devotion, we move a few steps ahead, but we also fail at times.  There are situations, when thoughts about the material world are stronger, and detachment from this world becomes weaker.  You may repeatedly contemplate about detachment from the material world, and try to concentrate on God, but it is difficult.  It does happen that when there are bad days, how much ever you try contemplating on God, it becomes very difficult to concentrate on Him.

People get frustrated and say, “What to do?  The mind is not under my control.”
If you scold your mind, it will react negatively.  You were concentrating on God and suddenly your mind started thinking about your son.  Now if you scold your mind as to why is it doing this, the mind will get more disturbed. So, first of all, be calm.  Let your mind go wherever it wants to go, and then visualize the form of God in that place.  If your mind started thinking about your son, visualize the form of God in your son.  If your mind starts thinking about ice cream, place God in the ice cream and concentrate upon Him.  If it thinks about the cricket match, imagine that God it standing in the field.  So, in one way or the other, tie your mind to God.

This is just as a monkey is unsteady by nature.At the end of the Ramayan, Tulsidasji says:

“O Lord! The mind of a monkey is very restless by nature.  If you tie a scorpion to its tail, what will be the condition of that monkey!  And if that monkey gets hysteria, then how restless will it be? Further, it is made to drink alcohol!  Just imagine the condition of that monkey.  My mind is similar to the condition of that monkey.  What can I do?”

But you must have seen how the monkey trainer controls the monkey. On the first day, he ties a rope around the monkey which is 100 feet long. The monkey has to jump and play within 100 feet.  The rope presses its neck.  It cannot go further, else the rope will hurt his neck.  The next day he reduces the rope to 80 feet.  The monkey wants to go beyond, but the rope hurts his neck and hence he learns to jump within that limit.  Slowly, when the rope is reduced to 3 feet by the trainer, the monkey thinks, “Leave it.  Let me stay quiet and lie down right here.”

Now that energetic and restless monkey is totally under control.  Our mind is similar to this monkey.  You need to tie this mind with the rope of Shyamsundar.  Imagine God wherever your mind goes. , imagine Shree Krishna to be standing there. Shree Krishna is standing on the beach with his flute.  If your mind thinks about Taj Mahal, imagine Shree Krishna standing on the marble stone.  Just like the monkey, the mind will come under control.  It will be bound with Shree Krishna wherever it goes.  Slowly, the mind will come to rest in Shree Krishna.  This is the solution.

Note that this is not just your imagination.  It is a fact that God resides everywhere, and we have to realize that wherever our mind goes, God is present there.  Keep practising this way and it will only happen when you practice Roop dhyan, or meditation on the form, constantly for some time.  Close your eyes and imagine your personal form of God to be in front of you.  To strengthen Roop dhyan in your mind, imagine that you are dressing your God.  Imagine as if you are decorating Him with a beautiful necklace and offering Tulsi at His lotus feet.

So, by constantly meditating like this, your Roop dhyan will get stronger.  And when that stage arrives that as soon as you close your eyes, you can see your God’s personal form in front of you, then you  do not have to worry.

To attach your mind in God, it is very important that a devotee practices Roop dhyan.  During devotion, wherever your mind goes in the material world, place Shree Krishna in front of you.  Moreover, decorate Shree Krishna with your mind. By doing this, Roop dhyan will become more firm and deeper.  And our love for God will progress in leaps and bounds.
અપનાપન રખના મેરે ઘનશ્યામ

ઘડી ઘડી પલ પલ નામ તિહારો,
રટે મેરી રસના મેરે ઘનશ્યામ.
અપનાપન રખના મેરે ઘનશ્યામ

લલી લાલ દોઉ દૈ ગરબાહી,
હમારે હિયે બસના મેરે ઘનશ્યામ.
અપનાપન રખના મેરે ઘનશ્યામ

ભાવ હિંડોરે ડારિ હિયે મેં,
ઝુલાઉં નિત ઝુલના મેરે ઘનશ્યામ.
અપનાપન રખના મેરે ઘનશ્યામ

દે ઉપહાર હાર અંસુવન કો,

બના લૂં તૂઝે અપના મેરે ઘનશ્યામ.
બના લૂં તૂઝે અપના મેરે ઘનશ્યામ.
અપનાપન રખના મેરે ઘનશ્યામ

Once I was fully immersed in a similar absorbing Dhyāna. Fully oblivious of myself, I was being dragged deep within me. The inward pull then took me, that is my mind, to an extraordinary place
within. In there, I – my intellectual sheath that was my own witness – kept staring at a wonderful architectural configuration decorated by freshly constructed artistic archways. The beutifully carved four to five affable arches, like the ones we see in the church,  kept on attracting me invitingly. I was at the third or, more possibly, at the fourh gate, where was standing a figure with just a leather covering wrapped on his loin and a javelin in his hand, his hair long and freely loosened. I felt myself a bit hesitant. ‘Will he allow me to enter the gate?’ I doubted. But the very next moment I passed him, forgetting him instantaneously. My mind was going deep, de..e..p within and by the time I enter and pass the other gorgeously arched gate, and before I go still deeper down within me, I do not know from where and how, but a thought made itself flash in my mind: “If I go still further on inside me, who will look after Veena?” And alas! Gone was the affluent effulgence of the within, and that very moment, I got awakened to the outworldly consciousness.  … Oh what a Destiny!

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તેરો રોગ હૈ વિયોગકો રી,+Thoughts…..

વૈદવા અનારી ,નારી ઘર ભરમાવે રે
જા ઇ કહો વૈદવા સોં,કછુ દિન પઢિ આવે
રોગ પહિચાને બિનુ ,ઔષધિ વતાવે રે.
ઝૂઠી-મૂઠી બૂટી દૈ કે,ઘૂંટી સો પિલાવે મોહી,
અનુ દિન છીન છીન દરદ બઢાવે રે,
ઐરી સખી! કૈસી કરું કહાં ચલી જાવૂં હાય!
જિઉં કૈસે? મરું કૈસે?બિરહ સતાવે રે
જાન્યો રી કૃપાલુ તેરો રોગ હૈ વિયોગકો રી,
વૈદવા હૈ ગોકુલામેં,કાન્હ જો કહાવે રે.

*હોસ-પીસ સારવાર અંગે ઘણા એ પૂછ્યું તો તે અંગે સાધારણ જાણકારી
Hospice care: Care designed to give supportive care to people in the final phase of a terminal illness and focus on comfort and quality of life, rather than cure. The goal is to enable patients to be comfortable and free of pain, so that they live each day as fully as possible. Aggressive methods of pain control may be used. Hospice programs generally are home-based, but they sometimes provide services away from home — in freestanding facilities, in nursing homes, or within hospitals. The philosophy of hospice is to provide support for the patient’s emotional, social, and spiritual needs as well as medical symptoms as part of treating the whole person.

Hospice programs generally use a multidisciplinary team approach, including the services of a nurse, doctor, social worker and clergy in providing care. Additional services provided include drugs to control pain and manage other symptoms; physical, occupational, and speech therapy; medical supplies and equipment; medical social services; dietary and other counseling; continuous home care at times of crisis; and bereavement services. Although hospice care does not aim for cure of the terminal illness, it does treat potentially curable conditions such as pneumonia and bladder infections, with brief hospital stays if necessary. Hospice programs also offer respite care workers, people who are usually trained volunteers, who take over the patient’s care so that the family or other primary caregivers can leave the house for a few hours. Volunteer care is part of hospice philosophy.
The word “hospice” comes from the Latin “hospitium” meaning guesthouse. It was originally described a place of shelter for weary and sick travelers returning from religious pilgrimages. During the 1960’s, Dr. Cicely Saunders began the modern hospice movement by establishing St. Christopher’s Hospice near London. St. Christopher’s organized a team approach to professional caregiving, and was the first program to use modern pain management techniques to compassionately care for the dying.

There are 14 main planes of existence in the Universe. Seven of them are positive planes of existence and seven are negative planes of existence. The seven negative planes of existence are commonly known as Hell (Paataal).
There are numerous sub-planes within these main planes of existence.

Definition of Dharma (Righteousness)Seven positive planes of existence: The planes of existence occupied mostly by living persons and subtle bodies doing righteous deeds and engaged in spiritual practice according to the positive path of spiritual practice are known as the seven positive planes of existence or saptaloka. By positive path, we mean the orientation of spiritual practice is towards God-realisation, which is the ultimate in spiritual growth.

The Earth plane is the only physical plane of existence in the Universe and is also the first plane of existence in the hierarchy of the positive planes of existence in the Universe.

Seven Negative planes of existence: These are planes of existence occupied mostly by subtle bodies that have done unrighteous deeds and are engaged in spiritual practice according to the negative path. By negative path, we mean the orientation of spiritual practice is towards attaining spiritual power, e.g. supernatural powers. This spiritual power is primarily used to enhance one’s control over others or for negative purposes. Thus all subtle bodies that go to any one of the planes of existence of Hell, by virtue of their evil intentions become ghosts.
Sub planes of existence of Hell (Narak): Every plane of existence of Hell (Paataal) has a sub-plane known as Narak. For example, the first plane of existence of Hell will have within it a sub-plane that is known as the first Narak. Narak is reserved for the worst ghosts (demons, devils, negative energies, etc.) in Hell. The ghosts (demons, devils, negative energies, etc.) occupying the first Narak face more severe punishment and for a longer duration than those occupying the first plane of existence of Hell.
The diagram below shows the 14 planes of existence in the Universe.

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Thoughts…..

Too beautiful not to share

and

Anger is a condition in which

The tongue works faster than the mind.

You can’t change the past,

but you can ruin the present

by worrying over the future !

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મૃત્યુની પ્રતીક્ષા કરતા જીવન અને મૃત્યુની વચ્ચેના પ્રદેશ…

મૃત્યુની પ્રતીક્ષા કરતા જીવન અને મૃત્યુની વચ્ચેના પ્રદેશના સુનિલ સાગરમાંથી આવતા મંદ ધ્વનિને તેઓ અનુભવે છે,                                                                  તેમાંથી આવતા વિષાદ સંગીતને તેઓ અનુભવી શકે છે,
ગાંધીજી કહેતા કે જે રીતે ઝાડ ઉપર ખારેક પાકીને સૂકાઇ જાય એટલે પોતાના ડીંટાને સહેજ પણ દુ:ખ કે ત્રાસ ન આપતાંખરી                                                                    પડીને વૃક્ષથી અલગ થઇ જાય છે. તે જ રીતે માણસે પણ પોતાના મનમાં કશો જ દગો ન રાખતાંઆ જગતની વિદાય લેવી જોઇએ.
………………………………………..
શાયર બેફામ મૃત્યુ ને પણ અવસર માને છે, તદન સ્વાભાવિક પ્રસંગ
જેટલુ જ મહત્વતેઓ મૃત્યુ ને પણ આપે છે અને કહે છે,
રડ્યા ‘બેફામ’ સૌ મારા મરણ પર એ જ કારણ થી
હતો મારો જ એ અવસર ને મારી હાજરી નહોતી !
મૃત્યુની ઘટનાની લોકો માટે સામાન્ય થઈ ગયેલી, એક સમાચાર માત્ર બનીને રહી
ગયેલી વિભાવના આજના જમાનાની સચ્ચાઈ  છે, આપણે હવે ટેવાઈ ગયા છીએ.
મૃત્યુની નિરર્થકતા, શરીરના નાશની ઘટનાની સ્વીકારી લેવાયેલી સામાન્ય વૃત્તિ
સહજતાથી કહેવાઈ છે, મૃત્યુને આવકારતા  કવિ શ્રી ચંદ્રકાંત શેઠ પૂછી લે છે…
ક્યાં છે મારૂં મૌત, ખુદાતાલા ?
ક્યારે છે મ્હારૂ મૌત ?
જરા આ બન્દા પર રહેમ કરી
કાઢી તો આપો મ્હારી કાળોત્રી
બન્દેનવાઝ ! કેમનું છે મ્હારૂં મૌત ?
મારું પ્રિય હસતા સંત-કવિ નરભેરામનુ ભજન.

નિશ્ચે કરો રામનું નામ, નથી જોગી થઈને જાવું,
નથી કરવાં ભગવાં કાંય, નથી ભેગું કરીને ખાવું.

ગમે તો તમે ભગવાં કરજો, ગમે તો ઊજળાં રાખો,
નહીં દૂભવો સામા જીવને, સુખ સામાનું તાકો.

એક ત્રાજવે સૌ સંસારી, બીજે જોગી લાવો;
ક્યા જોગીને રામ મળ્યા, એવો તો એક બતાવો.

મહેતો, મીરાં ને પ્રહલાદ, સેનો નાપિક નાતિ;
ધનો, પીપો, રોહિદાસ, કૂબો, ગોરો કુંભારની જાતિ.

બોડાણો જાતે રજપૂત, ગંગાબાઈ છે નારી,
દાસ થઈને જો રહ્યાં તો, ઘેર આવ્યા ગિરધારી.

નથી રામ વિભૂતિ ચોળ્યે, નથી ઊંઘે શિર ઝોળ્યે;
નથી નારી તજી વન જાતાં, જ્યાં લગી આપ ન ખોળે.

જંગલમાં મંગલ કરી જાણે, મંગલ જંગલ જેને;
કડવું મીઠું, મીઠું કડવું, રામજી વશ છે તેને.

પય ઓથે જેમ ધૃત રહ્યું છે, તલ ઓથે જેમ તેલ;
કહે નરભો રઘુવર છે સઘળે, એવો એનો ખેલ.

Life after death

When a person dies the physical body ceases to exist. However, the rest of his existence or consciousness continues. The existence of the person minus the physical body is known as the subtle body (linga deha) and it comprises of the mental, causal (intellect) and supracausal (subtle ego) bodies. This subtle body then goes to one of the 13 subtle pla…

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One day, while in Dhyāna, I was distinctly advised: “The flaw of sensuality can be got rid of by self-surrender.”

This was a clear pronouncement heard at the completion of Dhyāna. But is self-surrender that easy?

Till this day I have not succeeded in doing that, and to that extent my journey to ‘Shūlpāneshwar’

has still a considerable distance to cover.

Not that the sensuous, impulsive instinct inherent in us since eons is the

only impediment on our way to spirituality.

Any thought or deed related to senses which holds a grip on the mind can prove a great hindrance on this path.

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મૃત્યુ સમીપ છે તેઓની પ્રાર્થના/My Savior Divine!


ત્રણ મહીનાથી હૉસ્પીટલમા સીરીયસ અને ક્રીટીકલ સ્થિતીમા રહેલા અમારા ૮૪ વર્ષના પરમ સ્નેહીશ્રીની વ્યાધિ દૂર કરવાની સારવાર બંધ કરી હવે મોત પીડા મૂક્ત મંગલમય રહે તેવા ઉપાયો પર છે.તેઓની પાસે પ્રાર્થના ચાલુ જ છે.અમે બધા અવારનવાર ભજન ગાઈએ છીએ.આજે મૃત્યુ મંગલમય બનાવતી પ્રાર્થનાઓ પછી તે અંગેનુ તેમના કથન આધારિત ચિંતન રજુ કરવા પ્રયત્ન કરશુ,આ સાથે
મૃત્યુ સમીપ છે તેઓની પ્રાર્થના અંગે

Prayers for the Dying

Prayers for the dying can be such a comfort at the end of life: for the dying ones and their family members, as well as friends and caregivers.


hands, prayer, b&w When we get closer to death, we have a tendency to remember our childhood faith and our childhood prayers. We often still know them by heart. These words learned so early and easily.Or we might have found a new faith. A deeper belief with different words. Different prayers. New words of consolation. Of hope. Of redemption. Of peace and ease.

What matters not is what religion brought forth these words of solace. What matter is that prayers for the dying bring us comfort in times of need.

That they bring us solace at the end of life. That they lift up our spirits even in dire circumstances. That they soothe our spirits, calm our hearts and show us the way home.
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A woman in California told the following story of her husband’s dying:

“Shortly before my husband died, he held my hands and asked me to recite the Lalitha Sahasranama and to say the mantra we were initiated into. He repeated after me in a loud voice when suddenly his face began to shine with a luster, and he became overjoyed and beaming.

He started almost shouting in joy that he was seeing the temple and the Deities–Siva, Ganesha and Muruga–smiling at him. In this glowing way he passed away shortly thereafter while I recited the mantra in his ear.”

mala, prayer

Asatho Maa Sad Gamaya.
Thamaso Maa Jyothir Gamaya.
Mrithyur Maa Amritham Gamaya.
Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti.From untruth lead us to Truth.
From darkness lead us to Light.
From death lead us to Immortality.
Om Peace, Peace, Peace.

– Brhadaranyaka Upanishad, I.iii.28 –

Symbol, Ganesha

These bodies of the embodied One,
who is eternal, indestructible and boundless,
are known as finite…(The embodied One) is not born,
nor doth he die, nor having been,
ceaseth he any more to be;
unborn, perpetual, eternal and ancient,
he is not slain when the body is slaughtered…

As a man, casting worn-out garments,
taketh new ones, so the dweller in the body,
casting off worn-out bodies,
entereth into others that are new…

For certain is death for the born,
and certain is birth for the dead;
therefore over the inevitable
thou shouldst not grieve.

– From the Bhagavad Gita –

Taj Mahal, dawn, hindu

Jam Jam Manen Baddham
Jam Jam Vayen Bhasiyam Pavam
Jam Jam Kayen Kayam
Tass Michhami DukkaramWhatever wrong I have done
By thought, word, or deed
I ask for absolution.

– Jain scripture: Acharanga Sutra — www.arcadia-angelic-sanctuary.com/resources/Composing+Prayers.pdf

krishna, dance

Om Bhoor Bhuvah Swah
Tat Savitur Varenium
Bhargo Devasya Dhimahi
Dhiyo Yo Naha Prachodayat
– Sanskrit -O God, The Giver of Life,
Remover of pains and sorrows,
Bestower of happiness, and
Creator of the Universe;
Thou art luminous, pure and adorable;
We meditate on Thee.
May Thou inspire and guide
Our intellect in the right direction.
– Translation 1 –

Oh Almighty!
We meditate upon
the adorable radiant,
the divine sun!
May he unfold and
give direction to our intellects
to go on the right path!
– Translation 2 –

– The Gayatri Mantra –
– Rigveda 3:62:10, 4000 B.C.E. ± –

Below is a Youtube Video of Deva Premal and Miten chanting the Gayatri Mantra, one of the ancient Hindu Prayers. Deva Premal had been taught to sing this mantra by her father as child growing up in Germany. When he was dying a few years ago, she was with him. She was singing this mantra for him until he had died.

Om asato ma sadgamaya,
tamaso ma jyotirgamaya,
mrityorma amritamgamaya
Om shantih shantih shantihOh Almighty! Lead us from the unreal (falsity)
to the real (truth) from darkness to light!
From death to immortality!
Oh Almighty! May there be Peace! Peace! Peace!

– Brihdaranyaka Upanisada 1:3:27 –

prayer, hindu

O God! You are the giver of life,
the Healer of pains and sorrows,
the giver of happiness.O Creator of the Universe
send us your purifying light
and lead out thoughts in your ways.

You are the Primal God,
the Ancient Being,
You are the Supreme Refuge
of the universe,

You are the Knower and
the One to be known,
You are the supreme Goal,
the universe is pervaded by You.

– From the Bhagavad-Gita –

Symbol, Kali

Where eternal luster glows,
the realm in which the light divine is set,
place me, Purifier, in that deathless,
imperishable world.Make me immortal in that realm
where movement is accordant to wish,
in the third region,
the third heaven of heavens,
where the worlds are resplendent.

– Vedic Funeral Hymn –
– Rig Veda, Aitareya Aranyaka 6-11) –

Oh God! Oh Lord of this life divine!

Steer Thou clear this old boat of mine.

Old and worn out has this leaking vessel been,

Hard-hit by storms and turbulents unseen.

Away it twiddles being out of its gear;

Who but my Savior can steer it clear?

Help me, my Master! ere it wrecks and it sinks,

For twirling and hurling its ruin stands on brinks.

All drained and defeated come I to Thy door

In hope and good faith leaving all the worldly lure.

Lift me up, my Master! ere this mulish mind of mine

Takes back to old trends all sluggish and supine.

Leave me not uncared-for.

Oh! Make me ever Thine;

Take me up, up, me Lord!

My Savior Divine!

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watchfulness on part of spiritual practitioners.

What is the way to free oneself from such carnal desires and mental cravings? When, during our Dhyāna, we are deep within us, so very deep that we forget even our own existence, there too, if this lasciviousness peeps itself out from nowhere, what other hope can we ordinary humans have? ‘Shrimad BhagvadGitā’ has advised to meditate on the ‘ĀjnāChakra’ – the center between the eyebrows – after leaving all the mundane sensualities away and out of the mind. I very well know that at the time of entering Dhyāna, I had in my mind not a trace of any wanton desire, and I was too deep within to invite on my mental screen any such sensuous self-indulgence. These deep deep sensualities have remained a part of our consciousness since ages. However, we have got to get rid of these memory imprints. When such a word of warning floats up, it simply means that this sort of gratuitousness can prove a great hindrance on the spiritual path. This fact asks for complete watchfulness on part of spiritual practitioners.

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forbidden to unpious, superficiously loving souls

My intrinsic self had to strive hard to awaken me from my self-indulgent mentality. It also cautioned me against the possibility of my entering that inner layer of my being where does reside purity incarnate. It told me that even the slightest existence of sensuality has no place in the mansion of the Almighty. If my aim is to enter the Sanctum Sanctorum of the Temple of  my inner Heart, the inborn purity, the lustless Love for the ‘Self’ is the only choice. The unadulterated inborn purity has no substitute in the field of spirituality. It told me too that I was  miles away from entering the threshold of my Lord’s mansion. Dry ‘Sādhanā’ is not the way to enter the Lord’s temple. To expect to enter the Royal Palace of the Almighty with even a tinge of impurity in the heart is bound to remain a dry talk. How deeply the inner essence that prevented me from entering the inner levels of my intrinsic Self has obliged me by those cautioning words ‘It’s DANGEROUS!’ I really do not know. I am totally unaware of the danger that was involved in entering that level, which is forbidden to unpious, superficiously loving souls. But I can never forget that I was spared from a tremendous havoc. After this event, my constant prayer at His doors has remained: “Oh my Most Merciful, I am highly obliged for your having spared me from a great burden. My Father, set me free from the impurity of my mind and may you be with me henceforth and for ever.”

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FIRST IND/DAY CELEBRATIONS

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Let’s Celebrate Our Freedom!

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This is our 63rd Independence Day!
Freedom is not a Right but a Feeling!
Let’s be proud to feel the Freedom!
Let’s say loud we are INDIANS!!!

Let all of us get to-gather &
Let’s Celebrate Our Freedom!

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It is our duty to preserve this Freedom!
Carry this forward to the future!
We did,We do,We will do!!!

Set the celebration on Air, Share your Joy,
Vande Mataram!
Jai Hind

I love my INDIA

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…today were independent.

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The vast majority of the countries on earth became independent after 1800. Only 20 were independent before the start of the 19th century, a mere 10%. By 1900, only 49 or 25% of the world’s countries of today were independent.

Many countries became independent following World War II when European powers granted independence to their vast colonial holdings, especially Africa.

Here are the independence days for every country, from the oldest to the youngest…



660 BCE – Japan
221 BCE – China
301 CE – San Marino
843 CE – France
976 CE – Austria
10th Century CE – Denmark
1001 – Hungary
1143 – Portugal
1206 – Mongolia
1238 – Thailand
1278 – Andorra
August 1, 1291 – Switzerland
1419 – Monaco
15th Century – Spain
1502 – Iran
June 6, 1523 – Sweden

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January 23, 1579 – Netherlands
1650 – Oman
May 1, 1707 – United Kingdom
January 23, 1719 – Liechtenstein
1768 – Nepal
July 4, 1776 – United States of America

January 1, 1804 – Haiti
July 20, 1810 – Colombia
Sept. 16, 1810 – Mexico
Sept. 18, 1810 – Chile
May 14, 1811 – Paraguay
July 5, 1811 – Venezuela
July 9, 1816 – Argentina
July 28, 1821 – Peru
Sept. 15, 1821 – Costa Rica
Sept. 15, 1821 – El Salvador
Sept. 15, 1821 – Guatemala
Sept. 15, 1821 – Honduras
Sept. 15, 1821 – Nicaragua


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May 24, 1822 – Ecuador
Sept. 7, 1822 – Brazil
August 6, 1825 – Bolivia
August 25, 1825 – Uruguay
1829 – Greece
October 4, 1830 – Belgium
1839 – Luxembourg
February 27, 1844 – Dominican Republic
July 26, 1847 – Liberia
March 17, 1861 – Italy
July 1, 1867 – Canada

January 18, 1871 – Germany
May 9, 1877 – Romania
March 3, 1878 – Bulgaria
1896 – Ethiopia

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June 12, 1898 – Philippines
January 1, 1901 – Australia
May 20, 1902 – Cuba
November 3, 1903 – Panama
June 7, 1905 – Norway
Sept. 26, 1907 – New Zealand
May 31, 1910 – South Africa

November 28, 1912 – Albania
December 6, 1917 – Finland
November 11, 1918 – Poland
December 1, 1918 – Iceland
August 19, 1919 – Afghanistan
December 6, 1921 – Ireland
February 28, 1922 – Egypt
October 29, 1923 – Turkey


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February 11, 1929 – Vatican City
Sept. 23, 1932 – Saudi Arabia
October 3, 1932 – Iraq
November 22, 1943 – Lebanon
August 15, 1945 – Korea, North
August 15, 1945 – Korea, South
August 17, 1945 – Indonesia
Sept. 2, 1945 – Vietnam
April 17, 1946 – Syria
May 25, 1946 – Jordan
August 14, 1947 – Pakistan
August 15, 1947 – India
January 4, 1948 – Burma


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February 4, 1948 – Sri Lanka
May 14, 1948 – Israel
July 19, 1949 – Laos
August 8, 1949 – Bhutan
December 24, 1951 – Libya
November 9, 1953 – Cambodia
January 1, 1956 – Sudan
March 2, 1956 – Morocco
March 20, 1956 – Tunisia
March 6, 1957 – Ghana
August 31, 1957 – Malaysia
October 2, 1958 – Guinea
January 1, 1960 – Cameroon
April 4, 1960 – Senegal
May 27, 1960 – Togo
June 30, 1960 – Congo, Republic of the


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July 1, 1960 – Somalia
July 26, 1960 – Madagascar
August 1, 1960 – Benin
August 3, 1960 – Niger
August 5, 1960 – Burkina Faso
August 7, 1960 – Cote d’Ivorie
August 11, 1960 – Chad
August 13, 1960 – Central African Republic
August 15, 1960 – Congo, Dem. Rep. of the
August 16, 1960 – Cyprus
August 17, 1960 – Gabon
Sept. 22, 1960 – Mali
October 1, 1960 – Nigeria
November 28, 1960 – Mauritania


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April 27, 1961 – Sierra Leone
June 19, 1961 – Kuwait
January 1, 1962 – Samoa
July 1, 1962 – Burundi
July 1, 1962 – Rwanda
July 5, 1962 – Algeria
August 6, 1962 – Jamaica
August 31, 1962 – Trinidad and Tobago
October 9, 1962 – Uganda
December 12, 1963 – Kenya
April 26, 1964 – Tanzania
July 6, 1964 – Malawi
Sept. 21, 1964 – Malta
October 24, 1964 – Zambia
February 18, 1965 – Gambia, The
July 26, 1965 – Maldives
August 9, 1965 – Singapore
May 26, 1966 – Guyana
September 30, 1966 – Botswana


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October 4, 1966 – Lesotho
November 30, 1966 – Barbados
January 31, 1968 – Nauru
March 12, 1968 – Mauritius
Sept. 6, 1968 – Swaziland
October 12, 1968 – Equatorial
June 4, 1970 – Tonga
October 10, 1970 – Fiji
March 26, 1971 – Bangladesh
August 15, 1971 – Bahrain
Sept. 3, 1971 – Qatar
November 2, 1971 – United Arab Emirates
July 10, 1973 – Bahamas
Sept. 24, 1973 – Guinea-Bissau
February 7, 1974 – Grenada
June 25, 1975 – Mozambique
July 5, 1975 – Cape Verde
July 6, 1975 – Comoros
July 12, 1975 – Sao Tome and Principe


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Sept. 16, 1975 – Papua New Guinea
November 11, 1975 – Angola
November 25, 1975 – Suriname
June 29, 1976 – Seychelles
June 27, 1977 – Djibouti
July 7, 1978 – Solomon Islands
October 1, 1978 – Tuvalu
November 3, 1978 – Dominica
February 22, 1979 – Saint Lucia
July 12, 1979 – Kiribati
October 27, 1979 – Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
April 18, 1980 – Zimbabwe
July 30, 1980 – Vanuatu
January 11, 1981 – Antigua and Barbuda
Sept. 21, 1981 – Belize
Sept. 19, 1983 – Saint Kitts and Nevis
January 1, 1984 – Brunei


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October 21, 1986 – Marshall Islands
November 3, 1986 – Micronesia, Federated States of
March 11, 1990 – Lithuania
March 21, 1990 – Namibia
May 22, 1990 – Yemen
April 9, 1991 – Georgia
June 25, 1991 – Croatia
June 25, 1991 – Slovenia
August 20, 1991 – Estonia
August 21, 1991 – Kyrgyzstan
August 24, 1991 – Russia
August 25, 1991 – Belarus


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August 27, 1991 – Moldova
August 30, 1991 – Azerbaijan
Sept. 1, 1991 – Uzbekistan
Sept. 6, 1991 – Latvia
Sept. 8, 1991 – Macedonia
Sept. 9, 1991 – Tajikistan
Sept. 21, 1991 – Armenia
October 27, 1991 – Turkmenistan
November 24, 1991 – Ukraine
December 16, 1991 – Kazakhstan
March 3, 1992 – Bosnia and Herzegovina
January 1, 1993 – Czech Republic
January 1, 1993 – Slovakia
May 24, 1993 – Eritrea

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October 1, 1994 – Palau
May 20, 2002 – East Timor
June 3, 2006 – Montenegro
June 5, 2006 – Serbia
February 17, 2008 – Kosovo


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