Thursday, June 26, 2008


Its around 10am , bombay.

Its been raining so heavily since yesterday night.. its wonderful out here, so cool, rains - what an amazing gift of god, wonderful atmosphere, Its like walking down the lanes under this beautiful weather with someone special. Rains happen hardly for 2-3months in a year, enjoy rains, the rythm of rain drops, rain plays a little sleep - song at night dripping over our roof tops

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Understanding Self

Our body (the field of activity) is constituted of - 5 elements - False ego,intelligence, the unmanifested, the ten senses namely eyes,ears,nose,tongue,skin,legs,hands,anus,genitals,voice, and the mind , the 5 sense objects namely smell , taste, form, touch and sound, desire,hatred,happiness,distress,the agregate, life symptoms - consciousness and conviction

All these are considered in summary to be the field of activities and its interactions

The knower (soul)of this field of activity (the body) is different, The living entity (soul) thus follows his way of life in this field of activity coming in contact with the material nature (which is again something totally different then the soul and the field of activity), there are 3 modes of material nature - mode of goodness, mode of passion and mode of ignorance, and thus the living entity in this body coming in contact with the different modes of nature lives his way of life,going through happiness and distresses along the way and thus the living entity also meets with good and evil on its way of life.

Amazing It is,It really looks more scientific to me going through the above contents.

SOMETHING SO INTERESTED TO NOTE HERE - "whatever we see in existence both moving and non moving, all this is only a combination of the field of actitivity (body) and the knower (soul) of the field"

Hence its only the the 3 modes of material nature which acts, interacts and the self (soul) does nothing at all, The embodied spirit (soul) doesnot create any activities, nor does the spirit inducts people to act, nor does the spirit create the fruits of ones actions, all this is enacted by the 3 modes of material nature

The self (soul) bewildered by the influence of false ego thinks himself the doer of activities carried out by actually the 3 modes of material nature and not by the self.

Hence TRANSCEND the 3 modes of nature and experience bliss, If you stick to one of your 3 modes even though it may the mode of goodness, still you will remain conditioned for your desire to be always happy and anyway I believe happiness is JUST another side of distress, both go together all along the journey

Monday, June 23, 2008

Imperishable Science of God

I was just going through Chapter Three "Karma Yoga" in Bhagavad Gita, theres something really interesting over there Krishna says "Without being attached to the FRUITS of activities, one should act without attachment to the fruits/results"

Isnt it a fact that withing ourselves we are always under the bondage of work, almost most of the time work is like a headache, a burden, a responsblity which one feels that "He/she HAS to carry out the prescribed duty / work wether you like it or not"

Atleast for me theres a science hidden in what Lord Krishna said above, theres a clear indication of how to be free from this feeling of burden, bondage of work, work has to be done but there has to be freedom from the bondage of work, it can really work out in the following way if practiced:

Without being attached to the fruits of activities, act as a matter of duty

Don't think before hand about the results/ fruits of your actions when at work

Its in human nature to remain attached to the thoughts of fruitive results of the work being carried out, thus work becomes burden

When one thinks himself to be the doer of activities, which actually are carried out by nature, he is attached again to the fruits of his activities and thus work again becomes burden

Give up the fruitive results of your work atleast at the time of work, till the work is finished, it releases the pressure on you, this can actually work


There is so much information in the imperishable science of God the Bhagavad Gita

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Laws of Manu (Manu, the 1st man, adam of the Hindus)

I am always excited about the the old things, historic places, old temples and somewhere down the line I know I believe in sacred texts and scriptures, hence just of curiosity I went throught the "Laws of Manu"

Manu was the legendary first man, the Adam of the Hindus. This is a collection of laws attributed to Manu.

A few interesting laws that I read :

a ) He who eats meat, when he honours the gods and manes, commits no sin, whether he has bought it, or himself has killed (the animal), or has received it as a present from others.

b) He who habitually salutes and constantly pays reverence to the aged obtains an increase of four (things), (viz.) length of life, knowledge, fame, (and) strength.

There was still lot to read but will go through them some other time, Even in the Bhagavad Gita Lord Krishna says "I instructed this imperishable science of yoga (Bhagavad Gita) to Sun God Vivasvan and Vivasvan further instructed it to Manu, the father of mankind, and Manu in turn instructed it to Iksvaku"

Manu's son was Iksvaku, the King of this planet earth and forefather of the Raghu Dynasty in which Lord Ram appeared

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Few Interesting things to note

Here are some interesting facts about our life and death :
Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left handed people do.

A person will die from total lack of sleep sooner than from starvation. Death will occur after about 10 days without sleep, while starvation takes a few weeks.

If the population of China walked past you in single line, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

Our eyes remain the same size from birth onward, but nose and ears never stop growing.

Each square inch of human skin consists of twenty feet of blood vessels.
(Acknowledgment : Yahoo Group circulation)

Supreme Lord Krishna

The birth of Krishna is in itself a transcendental phenomenon that generates awe among the Hindus and overwhelms one and all with its supra mundane happenings. Mother Earth, unable to bear the burden of sins committed by evil kings and rulers, appealed to Brahma, the Creator for help. Brahma prayed to the Supreme Lord Vishnu, who assured him that he would soon be born on earth to annihilate tyrannical forces.

One such evil force was Kamsa, the ruler of Mathura (in northern India) and his people were utterly terrified of him. On the day Kamsa's sister Devaki was married off to Vasudeva, an akashvani or voice from the sky was heard prophesying that Devaki's eighth son would be the destroyer of Kamsa. The frightened Kamsa immediately unsheathed his sword to kill his sister but Vasudeva intervened and implored Kamsa to spare his bride, and promised to hand over every new born child to him. Kamsa relented but imprisoned both Devaki and her husband Vasudeva.

When Devaki gave birth to her first child, Kamsa came to the prison cell and slaughtered the newborn. In this way, he killed the first six sons of Devaki. Even before her eighth child was born, Devaki and Vasudeva started lamenting its fate and theirs. Then suddenly Lord Vishnu appeared before them and said he himself was coming to rescue them and the people of Mathura. He asked Vasudeva to carry him to the house of his friend, the cowherd chief
Nanda in Gokula right after his birth, where Nanda's wife Yashoda had given birth to a daughter. He was to exchange his boy and bring Yashoda's baby daughter back to the prison. Vishnu assured them, "nothing shall bar your path".

At midnight on ashtami, the divine baby was born in Kamsa's prison. Remembering the divine instructions, Vasudeva clasped the child to his bosom and started for Gokula, but found that his legs were in chains. He jerked his legs and was unfettered! The massive iron-barred doors unlocked and opened up. While crossing river Yamuna, Vasudeva held his baby high over his head. The rain fell in torrents and the river was in spate. But the water made way for Vasudeva and miraculously a five-mouthed snake followed him from behind and provided shelter for the baby.

When Vasudeva reached Gokula, he found the door of Nanda's house open. He exchanged the babies and hurried back to the prison with the baby girl. Early in the morning the people at Gokula rejoiced the birth of Nanda's beautiful male child. Vasudeva came back to Mathura and as he entered
the doors of the prison closed by itself. When Kamsa came to know about the birth, he rushed to the prison and tried to kill the baby. But this time it skipped from his hand and while reaching the sky, she was transformed into goddess Yogamaya, who told Kamsa: "O foolish man! What will you get by killing me? Your nemesis is already born somewhere else."

In his youth
Krishna killed Kamsa along with all his cruel associates, liberated his parents from prison, and reinstated Ugrasen as the King of Mathura. Krishna was dark and extremely handsome. The word Krishna literally means 'black', and black also connotes mysteriousness. For generations if Krishna has been an agonising enigma to some, he has put millions into ecstasies. Whether he was a human being or a God-incarnate, there is no denying the fact that he has been ruling the hearts of millions for over three millennia. In the words of Swami Harshananda, "If a person can affect such a profound impact on the Hindu race affecting its psyche and ethos and all aspects of its life for centuries, he is no less than God."

"I am the conscience in the heart of all creatures,
I am their beginning, their being, their end,
I am the mind of the senses,
I am the radiant sun among lights,
I am the song in sacred lore,
I am the king of deities,
I am the priest of great seers."

This is how Lord Krishna describes God in the Holy Bhagavad Gita. And to most Hindus he is God himself, the Supreme Being, the Absolute, the Brahman, the Purna Purushotam. The great exponent of the Gita, Krishna is the ninth and complete incarnate of Vishnu, the Godhead of the Hindu Trinity of deities. Of all the Vishnu avatars he is the most popular, and perhaps of all Hindu gods the one closest to the heart of the masses. Krishna has influenced the Indian thought, life and culture in myriad ways. He has influenced not only its religion and philosophy, but also its mysticism and literature, painting and sculpture,
dance and music, and all the aspects of Indian folklore. Krishna is the favourite deity of the Hindus, who consider Him their leader, hero, protector, philosopher, teacher and friend all rolled into one.

adharam madhuram vadanam madhuramnayanam madhuram hasitam madhuramhRdayam madhuram gamanam madhurammadhuraadhipater akhilam madhuram

"His lips are sweet; His face is sweet;His eyes are sweet; His smile is sweet:His Heart is sweet; His gait is sweet;Every single thing about the Lord of Mathura is completely sweet!
vacanaM madhuraM caritaM madhuraM vasanaM madhuraM dalitaM madhuramcalitaM madhuraM bhramitaM madhuraMmadhurAdhipatim akhilaM madhuram

"His words are sweet; His acts are sweet; His dress is sweet;His posture is sweet. His walk is sweet, and His wanderings are sweet. Every single thing about the Lord of Mathura is completely sweet!"
veNur madhuro reNur madhuraHpANir madhuraH pAdau madhuraunRtyaM madhuraM sakhyaM madhuraMmadhurAdhipater akhilaM madhuram

flute is sweet; the dust of His lotus feet is sweet.His hands are sweet; His feet are sweet. His dancing is sweet;His friendship is sweet. Everything about the Supreme Lord ofsweetness is sweet."
gItaM madhuraM pItaM madhuraM bhuktaM madhuraM suptaM madhuramrUpaM madhuraM tilakaM madhuraMmadhurAdhipater akhilaM madhuram

song is sweet, His drinking is sweet; His eating is sweet, His sleeping is sweet. His beauty is sweet, His tilaka is sweet. Everything about the Lord is completely sweet."

dharaNaM madhuraM taraNaM madhuraM haraNaM madhuraM ramaNaM madhuramcamitaM madhuraM zamitaM madhuraMmadhurAdhipater akhilaM madhuram

"His acts are sweet, His delivering is sweet,His stealing is sweet, His enjoyment is sweet.His heartfelt outpourings are sweet, His peace is sweet. Everything about the Supreme Lord is fully sweet."
gunjA madhurA mAlA madhurAyamunA madhurA vIcI madhurAsalilaM madhuraM kamalaM madhuraMmadhurAdhipater akhilaM madhuram

"His Gunja necklace is sweet, as is His garland.His Yamuna River is sweet, her waves are sweet, and her waters are sweet. The lotus flowers are also sweet.Everything is completely sweet about the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the Lord of sweetness."

gopI madhurA lIl A madhurAyuktaM madhuraM bhuktaM madhuramdRSTaM madhuraM ziSTaM madhuraMmadhurAdhipater akhilaM madhuram
"His foremost devotees, the gopis, are sweet. His pastimes are sweet. Meeting with Him is sweet. Being enjoyed byHim is sweet. Being noticed (seen) by Him is sweet. His character is sweet. Simply everything about the Lord of sweetness is all-sweet."

gopA madhurA gAvo madhurA yaSTir madhurA sRSTir madhurAdalitaM madhuraM phalitaM madhuraMmadhurAdhipater akhilaM madhuram madhurAdhipater akhilaM madhuram

"His cowherd friends are sweet; His cows are sweet.His cane is sweet; His creation is sweet, His destruction is sweet, and His fruition is sweet. Everything about the Supreme Lord is totally sweet."

Monday, June 16, 2008

Try out

Chant the Hare Krishna Mantra and experience the difference.

Can you do this, Concentrate on the wonderful form of Lord Krishna and keeping that image in your mind and " O N L Y " thinking about the image through out the day do all your other routine work, I mean it, " O N L Y " remembering the Lords image go on with your regular routine and at the end of the day see the difference

Experience how it was like
Love Divine

Love is incomplete. And it will have to remain incomplete. If something is complete, it means that you have marked the boundaries; found its limitations. For love to be infinite, it has to be incomplete. Love is infinite and it finds _expression in infinite ways. They can be categorised as eleven ways of expressing love, or eleven ways in which love finds its _expression.

The first one is guna mahatmyasakti, imbibing the qualities of the Divine, appreciating the qualities of the Divine. When you love somebody, what is that in him or her that you love? You’ll find some qualities. So-and-so is kind, so-and-so is caring... Qualities do not have form. Loving God in this sense means imbibing all the qualities that God represents. Normally one picks all the negative qualities in a person. Even in God, you will pick some negativity! The moment your mind is not in love, it behaves thus. When you are living Divine love, you will enhance and rejoice in Divine qualities wherever you find them.

The second is rupasakti. Some may not be able to appreciate the qualities, because they don’t see the qualities as qualities. And qualities cannot be seen without a form. When you’re unable to appreciate the subtle qualities, you can definitely appreciate the form that is in the form of you. And forms are everywhere! When you appreciate a flower, you appreciate the form. When you see truth in the form as a quality and glorify it, it takes you beyond the qualities. In the same way, if you love a flower, and deeply appreciate it, you will see that it dissolves into the formless. You will see the space which is hiding deep inside that flower.

The third is pujasakti, the interest in worshipping, honouring. Love can find its _expression in the form of puja, form of honouring. And one who has done this will know the taste of it. As the state of your wholeness, your mind says, ‘‘I want nothing. I just want to be worshipping like this all my life.’’ Pujasakti is a sign of love. If you love someone, something, and whenever there is love you’ll see that you start worshipping that which you love.

The fourth is smaranasakti, which means remembering. That something which stays constantly on your mind. Have you noticed that when you love something, and have a desire, that desire lingers on in your mind? Sometimes, as soon as you get up, the same thing rolls on in your mind. When there is strong desire for something, that thought pours in all the time. In the same way, when you hate something, it runs through your mind all the time. This is called smarana. How wonderful it will be if the Divine just rolls in your mind like that?

Dasyaskati is the fifth. It means being a servant of God. It means saying, ‘‘I am just the servant of the Divine; He’s taking care of me. I do whatever I have been asked to do. My life is here not to get something out of here — I have come to this world to serve Him. Service is expecting nothing in return. Whatever service He wants from me, I’ll do it. Whomsoever He will send in front of me, I will be useful to them, I’ll help them.’’ This is dasyasakti.

The sixth is sakhyasakti, companion of God. A feeling of companionship with the Divine. Many may not like being a servant. Sakhyasakti is a feeling that I am the beloved of my Lord. He is my beloved. I’ll do whatever I can to please Him. It is wherein you are able to share fearlessly with the Divine. And this will have to come from you. It’s not that one is superior to the other. Gita was taught to Arjuna, and Arjuna made Krishna his friend, sakha, companion. That’s why Krishna was called Jagad-guru, the teacher of the whole universe. He was both a master and a companion.

The seventh is vatsalyasakti. Vastsalya means affection, being affectionate. Can we treat the Divine as a child, as a naughty person? In vatsalyasakti, devotion can take the form of the care you have for a child, or mothering the Divine. The devotee then orders God. There’s such a sweet feeling behind it. The devotee tells God, ‘‘See, if You do like that, I’ll be angry with you. If You don’t make Your presence felt today, I’m not going to talk to You tomorrow.’’ So just like a mother deals with a child, a devotee deals with God. Feeling that closeness is vatsalyasakti.

Kantasakti is the eighth form. It is the beloved husband-wife, relationship. Feeling that the Divine is part of you, and, ‘‘He cares for me so much that He cannot exist without me! How can He exist without me?’’

The ninth form is atmanivedanasakti, offering one’s very self. That is a great form of love that, ‘‘my very breath, my very existence is Yours. Every particle of my existence is offered to You. Every breath I breathe in is Yours. I am Yours.’’. That total surrender, letting go. ‘‘You do whatever You want with this life! It is Yours!’’. This flavour, of not even keeping any bit of ‘‘me, I’’ inside, is atmanivedanasakti.

Tanmayatasakt is the tenth form. This is seeing everything as You. That everything belongs to You. The totality of prana, the flow of prana, finding itself everywhere is tanmayatasakti. Being soaked in the Divine love is called tanmaya, tanmayatasakti. Anyway, everything is already soaked in Him! It only has to be recognised!

Paramavirahasakti is the eleventh form. Viraha means extreme agony and the pain of longing, of separation. This also a sign of Divine love. Love can never be complete because there is longing. It’s the longing that makes love incomplete and infinite! So the pain of longing itself is Divine love. In that painful longing, prayer dawns. Blessed are those who go through that pain.
Usually, when people love something and there is a longing for it, they try to get rid of it because it’s painful. The more you try to run away from it, you are destroying not only the longing but also the love. But if you can accept the pain of longing, that brings you the recognition of infinity. H H Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Days passing by....

The days will pass by..
Evening comes, remains for HARDLY few hours,
as it passes by and those few hours are GONE, dont you feel your times wasted..
doing what ? enjoying those hours or may be distressed, but then after that what? BLANK...
Then night arises, till your closed eyes take you in deep sleep, again few hours
remain with you HARDLY for sometime and GONE, dont you feel times vanished..
after that what? BLANK.....
Then comes morning, in a split, time flys off, doing what?, rushing to office, school,etc.
and those few hours are GONE, time vanished, after that what? BLANK....
Then comes afternoon, again for HARDLY few hours, then its GONE, did what? had lunch or an afternoon nap or may be something else?, but then, GONE, time vanished,
after that? BLANK....
and thus with the passage of time, morning, afternoon, evening, night flying by, HARDLY in a matter of FEW years one grows old.....BLANK.....
Is this ALL what we are all about?, May be or may be not.
Bharat B Bajaj

Thursday, June 12, 2008

When I look, at the youth
in a hurry walking down the lane,
I realise its HARDLY few years,
for them to grow old
Just a Thought -Bharat B Bajaj

Wednesday, June 4, 2008



Ancestors suffer-
If according to rules periodical food and water is not offered to our forefathers. Offering to be performed by worship of Lord Vishnu.
Forefathers may be suffering from various sinful reactions and sometimes are even forced to remain in subtle bodies as ghosts, thus when remnants of prasadam food are offered to forefathers by descendents, forefathers are released from ghostly or other miserable life forms.

Reactions of Karma -
Reactions of Karma can be changed being in the mode of goodness

A Thought

If we look ourselves

from the limitless sky

we look smaller

than the smallest of insects

Bharat B Bajaj