- Desire and Distress.
- My friend the material nature.
- My this temporary body.
- Laws of material nature.
- I prefer to be 'easily contented'.
- Something deep within is always silent.
- True Spiritual position.
- I am beyond time.
- Something that remains permanent and worth yearning for.
- Hold hand of the eternal supersoul
- The Unreal World..
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
One can become free from birth, death, old age and their distresses and can enjoy nectar even in this life
Arjuna inquired -"O my dear lord, by what symptoms is one known who is transcendental to these modes?, what is his behavior and how does he transcend the modes of nature?"
Lord Krishna says - "He who doesnot hate illumination, attachment and delusion when they are present, nor longs for them when they dissapear, who is seated like one unconcerned, being situated beyond these material reactions of the modes of nature, who remains firm, knowing that the modes ALONE are active, who regards alike pleasure and pain, and looks on a clod, a stone and a piece of gold with an equal eye, who is wise and holds praise and blame to be the same, who is unchanged in honor and dishonor, who treats friend and foe alike, who has abondoned all fruitive undertakings-SUCH a man is said to have transcended the modes of nature"
All above sounds so different and unrealistic but I firmly believe in the above contents, what I understand from above contents is that their is reaction and interaction to everything that we do under the sun, and hence these reactions results in some changes biologically, chemically in us which results in our bodies deteriorating, its obvious that as we are given these human life forms we are bound to act and use our body for various things but one who reaches that state of blissfullness knowing that he is in reallity only the soul and not this body though living in this body ,automatically disconnects from all the reactions that are happening with the body, in the body, may be this way our body will take much much longer time to get old than normally it does in our present life forms, because when we are situated in the self the chemical reactions within us that deteriorates our bodies may reduce drastically, see somewhere deep within this above mentioned knowledge given by Lord Krishna, their is something which can not taken just for granted, even the law of physics says that their is reaction to every action and that reaction is bound to result into something, in our human cases the result is childhood to youth, youth to old age and old age to disease / distress, we may not be able to 100% transcend the three modes of our nature but a few steps towards this direction can really do wonders as stated above, anyway......
Thursday, September 18, 2008
The turning point of his true to life incidents is that when he was young enough playing the tabla, while his elder brother used to sing, Lord Krishna started visiting Pandit Jasraj in his dreams and told him to start singing for him (the lord), again after few days Lord Krishna appeared and again reminded Pandit Jasraj to start singing and told him to leave rest on him, Pandit jasraj took music lessons from his elder brother and rest is history as we know, the greatest of the musicians ever born and a gift to the world from India - PANDIT JASRAJ. Pandit Jasraj recieved various awards as under:
Sangeet Samrat by Vedic Heritage, New York. *New
Ved Shiromani - the highest Awards of Vedic Heritage of New York. *New
Param Acharya by Pandit Jasraj Institute, NY-NJ-PA. *New
Hanumant Award by Morari Bapu.
Dr Mallikarjun Mansur Award, Dhadwad.
Suryadatta Award, Pune.
Panditji opening the music college building of the Prestigious Mayo College in Ajmer.
President Kalam's letter to Panditji appreciating his music.
Panditji was given an honorary doctorate degree by Ravindrabharati University, Calcutta.
Pandit Jasraj was today honoured with the 12th Yudhvir memorial award for his outstanding contribution to classical music.
Andhra Pradesh Governor Surjit Singh Barnala presented the award to Pandit Jasraj at a function organised by the Yudhir foundation here.
Asthana Vidwan of Kanchi Kamakoti Peeth
Sangeet Kala Ratna by Shankaracharya of Kanchi. This is the highest award.
Winner of all Padma Awards
Acharya Jialal Vasant Vaggeyakar Award
"Sarva Shrestha Kala Gaurav" Award for both Pandit Jasraj & Madhura Jasraj by Sanskruti Kala Darpan
Surer Guru (W.Bengal Government Music College)
Sangeet Martand (Haryana)
Sangeet Kala Ratna (M.P.)
Swami Shri Haridas Sangeet Ratna (Brindavan, U.P.)
Sangeet Natak Academy Award (Govt. of India)
Doctorate in Music-Vishwa Unnayan Sansad, W. Bengal
Maharshtra Gaurav Puraskar
Dinanath Mangeshkar Award (Maharashtra)
Rasraj Award (Haryana)
Kala Samrat Award at the hands of Pandit Kishen Maharaj (Varanasi)
Shiromani Award, Delhi
Dr. Bhai Veer Singh International award
Allauddin Sangeet Ratna Award (M.P.)
Rajeev Gandhi Award for professional excellence.
Giants International Award
Naad-Brahma Shiromani, Ujjain
Hafiz Ali Khan Award (Gwalior)
Chinmaya Rasraj (Chinmaya Mission, Delhi)
Kalidas Sanman (M.P.) for his creative contribution to music
Naada Nidhi, Mysore
American Academy of Artists Award
Prime Minister of India Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee honouredpanditji as 'Rasraj'.(This award was given on 2nd February 2002 when he sang at Panchavati,the residence of the Prime Minister.)
Rasraj Award from Haryana :
Chinma Rasraj from Chinmaya Mission
Honoured as 'Son of Hyderabad' by Hyderabad people given by none other than Smt. M.S.Shubhalakshmiji.
Hyderabad Rotary Club gives a scholarship under his name.
He did 'Sangeet Yagna' twice. a) For the peace of Gujrat people after the earthquake on 22nd / 23rd / 24th March 2001 in Ahmedabad. b) On the 14th of October 2001 in New york in 'Pandit Jasraj Auditorium' for the peace of the New york people after the 11th September tragedy.
The Award for young artists instituted by the people of the great cultural city, Pune was a precursor to manysuch honours that followed.
A Scholarship instituted by the University of Toronto in the name of Pandit Jasraj for young deserving students of Indian music.
A Rolling Trophy instituted by the Rotary Club of Mumbai (Shivaji Park)
A concert hall of the Vedic Heritage in New York named as the 'Pandit Jasraj Auditorium', a first of its kind honour for any Indian musician.
The University of Toronto has honoured Pandit Jasraj with its highest award, 'The Distinguished Visitor Award' making Panditji the first ever to receive it in the 200-year history of the University. This also makes him a visiting Professor of its faculty for life. The award consisted of a citation and a medal crafted by the renowned Canadian sculptor, Sandra Nobel Goss.
The Harvard University Art Museum together with Kalawati (a wing of the University) of the USand the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan of London have also honoured Panditji.
He has been accorded civic receptions at Oklahoma City in the USA as also in Mumbai (Mahanagar Palika), Valsad, Nagpur, Hissar, Varanasi and Ujjain in India.
The ministry of HRD under the aegis of the Department of Culture has recently awarded Panditji with a fellowship in recognition of his great contribution to the field of music in India.
Pandit Jasraj center for art aesthetics & culture in Hyderabad.
Sangeet Sapt Sindhu by Puri Mandir, Bhubaneswar. *New
Sangeet Chakravarty by Sangeet Music College. *New
When I say this programme on Sony TV a few days back, it was really a wonder to know all this, till date as per the said programme when ever Pandit Jasraj goes to sing, before that He prays to Lord Krishna.. what a wonderful magic by the supreme Lord of all lords.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Sounds simple that by just chanting the hare krsna mantra and remembering the beautiful form of Lord Krishna how is it going to work?. Depression as I understand is due to extreme negative approach towards life and anything that has negative also has positive attached to it. "Night" is there only because theres something we know as "daytime", the word "yes" exist because of the word "No". we understand that certain actions are "good" only because "bad" actions exist. God has provided us with "summer" season but has also given us the opposite "winter" season. So we may realise that our "mind" keeps experinting with the two "negative and positive" forces in our entire life span
But I wish I too was in totality Krishna conscious, the impact of both the good and bad, the night and day, the black and white, the yes and no, similarly the bad and good thoughts all this could reduces tremedously and we can experience bliss, our minds remain neutral and blissful in the thoughts of the wonderful form of "Lord Krishna" because he is not born as the day or night is born, he is not born like different seasons come and go, he is eternal, never ending, endless, he has no beginning, no end.
I wish I too was lucky enough to really able to concentrate in totality on the image of Lord Krishna, meditate, may be one fine day it happens to me also , anyway its obvious that in depression the mind is controlling the person and not the person controlling the mind hence mind will act and drag the individual back to baseless thoughts and make one suffer but still while remembering the form of lord and able concentrating on Krishna, bringing your mind back on the image of lord, this will go on and off in the beginning but with regular practice the depressed person will reach a stage when all the negative thoughts will start reducing and will finally vanish making one experince the highest bliss. This should work na?, what? , ya I think it works, no I mean it definetely will work..