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    Dont watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.

    Sam Levenson


     
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    What makes India's son? By Baba Sashank 



     
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    Bhagvad Gita Chapter 2 Verse 47 

    Action alone is in your control
    Not the results ever
    Let not the fruit of action be your motive
    Nor should you keep company of inaction

    ———

    KARMANYEVA ADHIKAARASTE
    Action alone is in your control

    कर्मण्य/Karmanya = In the work
    एव/Eva = Only
    अधिकार/Adhikar = Right / Control
    ते/Te = Your

    MAA PHALESHU KADAACHANA
    Not the results ever

    मा/Ma = No/Not
    फलेषु/Phaleshu = In the fruit/result (the root word is “फल”/”Phal” here, means, “fruit of work”)
    कदाचन/Kadachana = Ever

    MAA KARMA PHALA HETUR BHUR:
    Let not your motive be the fruit of action

    मा/Ma = No/Not
    कर्मफल/Karmaphala = Two words, Karma+Phala, कर्म/Karma = work and फल/phala = result or fruit of the work.
    हेतु /हेतु = Here it means “motive” (the word “hetu” may mean “reason” too)
    भु /bhu = be

    MAA TE SANGOSTVAKARMANI:
    Nor should you keep company of inaction

    मा/Ma = No/Not
    ते/Te = Your
    संग /Sang =attachment (this word may mean “companion too”, like “satsang”)
    अस्तु /Astu = Let there be
    अकर्मणि /Akarmani = In action

    ———–

    Example:

    The duty of a student is to study. The result of studies could be obtaining good marks. But a student must not study just for the sake of passing his exams. When he studies, he learns. Whether he passes or fails he should not be too happy or too sad about it.

    If ever a student studies for the sole purpose of passing his exams, in the end he has not learned anything even if he has passed. But if he studies because he considers learning and studying as his duty, he won’t even need to be worried whether he will pass or fail. And such a student as we have always seen they are most likely to pass their exams, unless they are not able to appear for it for some reason. But still he should not be sad about it. Why? Because the most important is at least he performed his duty well.

    Similarly :

    When we help someone, we should not do it for the sake of something we will get in return. If we are concerned about the reward for our action, then it not a charitable action at all. And when we help someone without worrying about our own gains, this is selflessness. What is important is for us to realize that as a human being we have been able to help someone.



     
  • Reply Cleansing, Faith, Quran, Scriptures, Story   



    A beautiful story about the Quran 

    An old American Muslim lived on a farm in the mountains of eastern Kentucky with his young grandson.

    Each morning Grandpa was up early sitting at the kitchen table reading his Quran. His grandson wanted to be just like him and tried to imitate him in every way he could.

    One day the grandson asked, “Grandpa! I try to read the Quran just like you but I don’t understand it, and what I do understand I forget as soon as I close the book. What good does reading the Qur’an do?” The Grandfather quietly turned from putting coal in the stove and replied, “Take this coal basket down to the river and bring me back a basket of water.”

    The boy did as he was told, but all the water leaked out before he got back to the house. The grandfather laughed and said, “You’ll have to move a little faster next time,” and sent him back to the river with the basket to try again. This time the boy ran faster, but again the basket was empty before he returned home. Out of breath, he told his grandfather that it was impossible to carry water in a basket, and he went to get a bucket instead.

    The old man said, “I don’t want a bucket of water; I want a basket of water. You’re just not trying hard enough,” and he went out the door to watch the boy try again. At this point, the boy knew it was impossible, but he wanted to show his grandfather that even if he ran as fast as he could, the water would leak out before he got back to the house.

    The boy again dipped the basket into river and ran hard, but when he reached his grandfather the basket was again empty. Out of breath, he said, “See Grandpa, it’s useless!” “So you think it is useless?” The old man said, “Look at the basket.”

    The boy looked at the basket and for the first time realized that the basket was different. It had been transformed from a dirty old coal basket and was now clean, inside and out.

    “Son, that’s what happens when you read the Qur’an. You might not understand or remember everything, but when you read it, you will be changed, inside and out. That is the work of Allah in our lives.”

    Muslims would encourage everyone to share this story, for Prophet Muhammad had said : “The one who guides to good would be rewarded equally”.



     
  • Reply , , , Og Mandino, ,   



    Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later

    Og Mandino


     
  • Reply , , , , , Thomas A Edison   



    Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try one more time.

    Thomas A. Edison


     
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    It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.

    Confucius


     
  • Reply Hindi, ,   



    Kabir ke dohe 

    जहां दया तहं धर्म है, जहां लोभ तहं पाप।
    जहां क्रोध तहं काल है, जहां क्षमा आप॥

    चाह गई चिंता मिटी, मनुआ बेपरवाह।
    जिनको कछू न चाहिए, सोई साहंसाह॥

    हीरा पड़ा बाज़ार में, रहा छार लपटाय।
    बहुतक मूरख चलि गए, पारख लिया उठाय॥

    बुरा जो देखन मैं चला, बुरा न मिल्य कोए।
    जो दिल खोजा आपना, मुझसे बुरा न कोए॥

    चलती चाकी देख के, दिया कबीरा रोई।
    दो पाटन के बीच में, साबुत बचा न कोई॥

    माया दीपक नर पतंग, भ्रमि भ्रमि ईवै पडंत।
    कहै कबीर गुरु ज्ञान ते, एक आध उबरंत॥

    माटी कहे कुम्हार से, तु क्या रौंदे मोय ।
    एक दिन ऐसा आएगा, मैं रौंदूगी तोय ॥

    पोथी पढ़ पढ़ जग मुआ पंडित भया न कोय।
    ढाई आखर प्रेम का पढ़े सो पंडित होय।।

    सुख मे सुमिरन ना किया, दु:ख में करते याद ।
    कह कबीर ता दास की, कौन सुने फरियाद ॥

    सात समंदर की मसि करौं लेखनि सब बनराइ।
    धरती सब कागद करौं हरि गुण लिखा न जाइ॥

    साधु ऐसा चाहिए जैसा सूप सुभाय।
    सार-सार को गहि रहै थोथा देई उडाय॥

    पाहन पूछे हरि मिले तो मैं पूजूँ पहार ।
    ताते यह चाकी भली पीस खाय संसार।।

    रात गंवाई सोय के, दिवस गंवाया खाय ।
    हीरा जन्म अमोल था, कोड़ी बदले जाय ॥

    तिनका कबहुँ ना निंदये, जो पाँव तले होय ।
    कबहुँ उड़ आँखो पड़े, पीर घानेरी होय ॥

    चाह मिटी, चिंता मिटी मनवा बेपरवाह ।
    जिसको कुछ नहीं चाहिए वह शहनशाह॥

    बडा हुआ तो क्या हुआ जैसे पेड़ खजूर।
    पंथी को छाया नही फल लागे अति दूर ॥

    जो तोको काँटा बुवै ताहि बोव तू फूल।
    तोहि फूल को फूल है वाको है तिरसुल॥

    उठा बगुला प्रेम का तिनका चढ़ा अकास।
    तिनका तिनके से मिला तिन का तिन के पास॥

    कंकर पत्थर जोरि के मस्जिद लयी बनाय।
    ता चढ़ि मुल्ला बांग दे क्या बहरा हुआ खुदाय।।

    धीरे-धीरे रे मना, धीरे सब कुछ होय ।
    माली सींचे सौ घड़ा, ॠतु आए फल होय ॥

    साधू गाँठ न बाँधई उदर समाता लेय।
    आगे पाछे हरी खड़े जब माँगे तब देय॥

    साँई इतना दीजिए जामें कुटुंब समाय ।
    मैं भी भूखा ना रहूँ साधु न भुखा जाय॥

    सॉंच बराबर तप नहीं, झूठ बराबर पाप।
    जाके हिरदै सॉंच है, ताके हिरदै आप।।

    गुरु गोविंद दोनों खड़े, काके लागूं पाँय ।
    बलिहारी गुरु आपनो, गोविंद दियो मिलाय ॥

    दुःख में सुमिरन सब करे सुख में करै न कोय।
    जो सुख में सुमिरन करे दुःख काहे को होय ॥

    माला फेरत जुग भया, फिरा न मन का फेर ।
    कर का मन का डार दे, मन का मनका फेर ॥

    माया मरी न मन मरा, मर-मर गए शरीर ।
    आशा तृष्णा न मरी, कह गए दास कबीर ॥

    जाति न पूछो साधु की, पूछ लीजिये ज्ञान।
    मोल करो तलवार का, पड़ा रहने दो म्यान।।

    दोस पराए देखि करि, चला हसंत हसंत।
    अपने या न आवई, जिनका आदि न अंत।।

    प्रेम न बाड़ी ऊपजै, प्रेम न हाट बिकाय।
    राजा परजा जेहि रूचै, सीस देइ ले जाय।।

    पाहन पुजे तो हरि मिले, तो मैं पूजूँ पहाड़।
    ताते या चाकी भली, पीस खाए संसार।।

    जिन ढूँढा तिन पाइयॉं, गहरे पानी पैठ।
    मैं बपुरा बूडन डरा, रहा किनारे बैठ।।

    बोली एक अनमोल है, जो कोई बोलै जानि।
    हिये तराजू तौलि के, तब मुख बाहर आनि।।

    सोना, सज्‍जन, साधुजन, टूटि जुरै सौ बार।
    दुर्जन कुंभ-कुम्‍हार के, एकै धका दरार।।

    अति का भला न बोलना, अति की भली न चूप।
    अति का भला न बरसना, अति की भली न धूप।।

    काल्‍ह करै सो आज कर, आज करै सो अब्‍ब।
    पल में परलै होयगी, बहुरि करैगो कब्‍ब।

    निंदक नियरे राखिए, ऑंगन कुटी छवाय।
    बिन पानी, साबुन बिना, निर्मल करे सुभाय।।

    जब मैं था तब हरि नहीं, अब हरि हैं मैं नाहिं।
    प्रेम गली अति सॉंकरी, तामें दो न समाहिं।।



     
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    Be true to your work, your word and your friend.

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    Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed till it is faced.

    Lucille Ball


     
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    Worry often gives a small thing a great shadow.

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    As I ran up to bowl, Bradman seemed to know where the ball was going to pitch, what stroke he was going to play and how many runs he was going to score.

    Jim Laker


     
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    99% of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses

    George W Carver


     
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    Everyday do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow.

    Doug Firebaugh


     
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    The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing, but in raising every time we fall.

    Nelson Mandela


     
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    I’d rather regret the things that I have done than the things I have not done.

    Lucille Ball


     
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    Strive not to be of success, but rather to be of value.

    Albert Einstien


     
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    There is only thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve; the fear of failure.

    Paulo Coelho


     
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    Money will buy a fine dog, but only kindness will make him wag his tail.

    Unknown


     
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    “We rest. A dream has power to poison sleep; We rise. One wandering thought pollutes the day; We feel, conceive or reason, laugh or weep; Embrace fond woe, or cast our cares away: It is the same! For, be it joy or sorrow, The path of its departure still is free: Man’s yesterday may ne’er be like his morrow; Nought may endure but Mutability.”

    Eight lines from the poem “Mutability” are quoted in Frankenstein


     
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    if you want to shine like the sun, first you have to burn like it.

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  • Reply Conduct, , , , , Yaksha Prashna   



    Yaksha Prashna 

    Reproduced from http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/pm4.htm

    Yaksha Prasna
    (Questions of Yaksha)
    Translated by
    P.R.Ramachander

    (During the time when the Pandavas were living in the forest, a deer took away the stick used to make fire from the sage’s home in the forest in its antlers. The saint tried to recover it but could not. He then requested the Pandavas (sons of Pandu) to trace the deer by its hoof marks and recover it. The Pandavas followed the hoof marks of the deer throughout the day and reached deep in the forest. Dharma Puthra the eldest of the Pandavas became very tired and wanted to drink some water before carrying on the chase any further. Sahadeva the youngest brother volunteered to bring the water. He spotted a lake near by. The lake was bare of any living beings except a crane. When Sahadeva tried to drink water from the lake, the crane spoke to him, “Oh Sahadeva, the water of this lake is poisonous, if you drink it without answering my questions.” Sahadeva did not bother and drank the water from the lake and died. After some time Nakula came in search. And was surprised at seeing the dead Sahadeva. He too decided to drink water and was warned by the crane and he too died on drinking the water. The same thing happened to Arjuna and Bheema. Seeing that all his four brothers are missing, Dharma Puthra came in search. Since he was very thirsty, he too tried to drink the water from the lake. But when the crane warned him, he decided to answer the questions of the crane. Before asking questions, the crane revealed himself as a Yaksha. All the questions asked by the Yaksha were answered by Dharma Puthra to the Yaksha’s satisfaction. Then the Yaksha gave a boon to Dharma Puthra to bring back alive one of his dead brothers. Dharma wanted, Nakula to be made alive. The surprised Yaksha asked him, “Oh king, why did you choose Nakula, when you could have chosen Bheema and Arjuna?” Dharma Puthra replied, “I am alive and so my mother Kunthi has one son. I wanted my other mother Madhri also to have a son alive,”
    The Yaksha was very much pleased and gave life back to all the Pandavas. Given below are the pointed questions asked by the Yaksha and the pithy and very direct replies given by Dharma Puthra. These are a store house of knowledge and termed as “Yaksha Prasna (Questions of Yaksha)”. I have not been able to get the Sanskrit originals for doing the translation but depended on a Tamil book called “Yaksha Prasna compiled by Sri.P.N.Parsuraman and published by General Publications, Madras (2001).
    This is the first time the translation of the entire Yaksha Prasna “is being uploaded in the web.)

    1. Who makes the Sun rise?

    The Brahmam (the formless, all pervading God) makes the sun rise.

    2. Who travel on both sides of the Sun?

    Devas travel on both sides of the Sun.

    (Sun travels in the sky, frequented by celestial beings called Devas.)

    3. Who makes the Sun to set?

    Dharma makes the Sun to set.

    4.Where does the Sun establish himself?

    Sun establishes himself in truth.

    5.How does a man become expert in reciting Vedas?

    He becomes an expert in reciting by learning it.

    6. How does a man become great?

    Man becomes great by Tapas (austerities).

    7. How does a man become secure?

    Man becomes secure by courage.

    8.How does a man becomes wise?

    He becomes wise by living with learned wise men.

    9.What is godliness to Brahmanas?

    Learning of Vedas is Godliness to the Brahmanas (people with knowledge as vocation)

    10. What is the duty of Brahmanas?

    Tapas( Austerity) is the duty of Brahmanas.

    11. What is the human side of Brahmanas?

    Pride and selfishness is the human side of Brahmanas.

    12. What is sinful action for the Brahmanas?

    Finding fault with others is the sinful action to Brahmanas.

    13. What is godliness to Kshathriyas?

    Weapons are the Godliness to Kshatriyas (Fighters and defenders)

    14. What is he Dharma for Kshatriyas?

    Carrying out Yagna (fire sacrifices) is the Dharma of Kshatriyas.

    15. What is the human side of Kshatriyas?

    Fear is the human side of Kshatriyas.

    16. What is sinful action to Kshatriyas?

    Not giving protection to those who seek it from them is sin for Kshatriyas.

    17. Which is the Sama Veda for fire sacrifices?

    Soul is the Sama Veda of fire sacrifices.

    18. Which is the most important Rik Vedic chant for fire sacrifice?

    Mind is the most important Rik for fire sacrifice.

    19. How do you propose to make a fire sacrifice?

    Rik Veda is the one which proposes the fire sacrifice.

    20. What does Fire sacrifice obey always?

    It always obeys the tenets of Rik Veda.

    21. What is the best for farmers?

    Rain is the best for farmers.

    22 What is the best for those who sow seeds?

    Quality seed is the best for them.

    23. What wealth is the best for those who want to live stable lives?

    Growing cows is the best that gives stable wealth.

    24. What is the best for those who give birth?

    Son is the best for those who give birth.

    25. Which strong, rich and clever man is considered as not breathing, even if he breaths?

    The one who does not look after Gods, guests, servants, ancestors and his own self is considered as not breathing , even if he breaths.

    26. Which is heavier than earth?

    Mother is heavier than earth.

    27. Which is taller than the sky?

    Father is taller than the sky.

    28. Which is faster than wind?

    Mind is faster than wind.

    29. Which is more in number than grasses?

    Worries outnumber grasses.

    30. Which does not close its eyes even while sleeping?

    Fish does not close its eyes while sleeping.

    31. What does not move even after birth?

    Eggs do not move even after birth.

    32. What does not have a heart?

    A stone does not have a heart.

    33. What grows further with speed?

    The river grows further with speed.

    34. Who is the friend, for one goes abroad?

    Education is the only friend of people who grow abroad.

    35. Who keeps company to the one who stays with in his house?

    Only his wife keeps company to such a person.

    36. Who is the friend for the sick person?

    Doctor is the friend of the sick person.

    37. Who is the friend of the one who is going to die?

    Charity is the only friend to such a person.

    38. Who is the welcome guest to all?

    Fire is the welcome guest to all.

    39. What is the good deed which is stable?

    That deed which leads to salvation is the stable good deed.

    40. What is nectar?

    Milk of the cow called “Somam”, is the nectar.

    41. How is the entire world?

    The entire world is filled with air.

    42. Who travels alone?

    Sun travels alone.

    43. Who takes birth again and again?

    The moon takes birth again and again.

    44. What is the antidote for mist?

    Fire is the antidote for mist.

    45. Which is the vessel that can contain everything?

    Earth is the vessel which can contain everything.

    46. Where does “Dharma ( just action” normally reside?

    “Just action” resides mainly in cleverness.

    47. Where does “fame” normally reside?

    “Fame” resides mainly in charity.

    48. Where does “heaven” normally reside?

    “Heaven” normally resides in truth.

    49. Where does “pleasure” normally reside?

    “Pleasure” normally resides in good conduct.

    50. What is the soul for man?

    Son (athmaja-born out of soul) is the soul for man.

    51. Who is the companion made by God?

    Wife is the companion made by God.

    52. What aids man in “making a living”?

    Rain helps man in making a living.

    53. What is the place where man ultimately reaches?

    “Charity” is the place where man ultimately reaches.

    54. Which is the best giver of wealth?

    “Tireless effort” is the best giver of wealth.

    55. What is the best among things?

    The knowledge that we get from learned is the best thing.

    56. What is the best among “blessings”?

    “Life without sickness” is the best among blessings.

    57. What is the best among” pleasures”?

    “Contentment” is the best among pleasures

    58. Which is the best among “ Dharma (just actions) ”?

    Non violence is the best among “just actions”.

    59. Which action always gives good results?

    The fire sacrifice done by three fires (Vedas) always gives results.

    60. By controlling which man will never be sad?

    By controlling the mind man will never become sad.

    61. Friendship with whom lasts for ever?

    Friendship with godly persons will last for ever.

    62. By leaving which will man never become sad?

    By leaving anger man will never become sad.

    63. By leaving which will man become rich?

    By leaving out desires, man becomes rich.

    64. By leaving which, man will be able to lead a happy life?

    By leaving out miserliness, man would be able to lead a happy life.

    65. Why should we give to Brahmins?

    It is to do “just action”.

    66. Why should we give to dancers and actors?

    It is for attaining fame.

    67. Why should we give it to servants?

    It is for making them obey you.

    68. Why should we give to the king?

    It is to avoid fear.

    69. By which is the world covered?

    World is covered by ignorance.

    70. What is the world?

    The soul is the world.

    71. Why does not the world shine?

    World does not shine because of bad behaviour.

    72. Why do friends go away?

    When they get nothing from you, they go away.

    73. Why does not man reach heaven?

    Man does not reach heaven due to attachment.

    74 .When does man live like the ‘dead”?

    When he is poor he lives like the “dead”.

    75. When does a country does not have life?

    When it does not have good rulers, it does not have life.

    76. Which ritual to please manes does not have any result?

    When it is done without Vedic pundits, it does not give results.

    77. When does a fire sacrifice not yield results?

    When adequate compensation is not given, it does not have results.

    78. What is the way?

    The way of Godly men is the only way.

    79 What is water?

    Sky is water

    80. What is food?

    Food is beings

    81. What is poison?

    Begging from others is poison.

    82. What is the proper time to carry death anniversary?

    When you see a learned Brahmin, it is the proper time.

    (At this stage Dharma Puthra asks the Yaksha, “What do you think?”. Instead of answering Yaksha continues with his questions.)

    83. What is the grammar for austerity?

    Standing in one’s own Dharma (prescribed just action) is austerity.

    84. What is “Dhama”?

    “Dhama” is controlling the mind.

    85. What is the “best patience”?

    Bearing pleasures, sorrow, becoming great, being downgraded with equanimity is the “best patience”.

    86. What is Jnana?

    Jnana (wisdom?) is knowing the real truth.

    87. What is “Sama”?

    Being peaceful within mind is “Sama”.

    88. What is the “best mercy”?

    Wishing for pleasures for all is the “best mercy”.

    89. What is righteousness?

    Having the same attitude towards everybody is righteousness.

    90. Who is the enemy who cannot be defeated by man?

    Anger is the enemy that cannot be defeated by man.

    91. Which is the disease that has no end?

    Avarice is the disease that has no end.

    92. Who is considered as a holy man?

    He who loves all and does good for all, is considered as a holy man.

    93. Who is considered as “not holy”?

    He who does not have mercy is considered as “not holy.”

    94. Which is considered as insensibility?

    Not understanding Dharma (just action?) is considered as insensibility.

    95. What is honour?

    The pride in oneself is called honour.

    96. What is laziness?

    Not doing Dharma (just action?) is laziness.

    97. What is sorrow?

    Ignorance is sorrow.

    98. What is considered as stability by holy men and sages?

    Steadfastly following one’s own Dharma is defined as “stability” by them.

    99. What is courage?

    Controlling the five senses is “courage”.

    100. What is a good bath?

    Cleaning the mind of the accumulated dirt is the good bath.

    101. What is the best charity one can do?

    Saving life of others is the greatest charity one can do.

    102. Who is fit to be considered as a scholar?

    He who knows Dharma (just action)) can be considered as a scholar.

    103. Who can be considered as an atheist?

    He who does not believe in other worlds is an atheist.

    104. Who is considered as an arrogant fool?

    An atheist can be considered as an arrogant fool.

    105. What is passion?

    That which leads to birth and death is called “passion”.

    106. Which is considered as “unhealthy competition.”?

    Unnecessary turmoil of the mind is “unhealthy competition.”

    107. What is pride?

    Ignorance is pride.

    108. What is snobbishness?

    Telling others that “I am the only follower of Dharma” is snobbishness.

    109. What is considered as the special God called luck?

    The result of charity done by oneself is considered as “the special God called luck.”

    110. What is considered as the bad habit of carrying tales?

    Enjoying telling news about others is this bad character.

    111. When will the contradictory notions of wealth, passion and Dharma come together?

    When your wife and dharma agree with each other, then these concepts come together.

    112. Which man will reach the indestructible hell? Please reply me quickly.

    Indestructible hell is continuously being born and dying in this world again and again. Some of the causes are:-

    a. Tempting a poor Brahmin with charity of wealth and not giving it.

    b. Telling lies in the practice of Vedic rituals.

    c. Not enjoying our own wealth and not using to help others also.

    113. Tell me after careful thought how Brahmanism is born .Is it through birth, character, learning Vedas or knowledge of sciences?

    Birth, learning of Vedas and knowledge of science are not necessary aspects of Brahmanism. It is due to one’s own character. One with good character never becomes bad and one with bad character is always considered as bad. He who is interested in rituals and who also has full control over his senses is the real Brahmin.

    114. What does one who tells sweet words get?

    He becomes friends for everybody.

    115. What does one who does planned actions get?

    He attains success.

    116. What does one who has many friends get?

    He lives happily.

    117. What does one who is attached to Dharma get?

    He attains salvation

    118. Who attains happiness?

    He, who does not take loan, does not go to a foreign country for living and one who can cook and eat at least green leaves, is the one who attains happiness.

    119. What is surprise?

    . The fact that people thinking themselves as stable and permanent, in spite of seeing several deaths daily is surprising.

    120. What is the path?

    There is contradiction in teaching of Vedas as well as the teaching of several great sages. Apart from this the path of Dharma as explained by the learned is difficult to understand.

    121. What is the event that happens daily?

    The earth is a very big cooking vessel. Sky is the lid to this vessel. The cook called Time puts all movable and immovable things in to this vessel. He takes the firewood of night and day and lights them up with Sun. He stirs it with ladles called seasons and months and this happens daily.

    122. Who is called “purusha (man)” among those who are living and with all his desires fulfilled?

    Good deeds done with no interests in the fruits or with interests in its fruits, make one’s name spread in heaven and earth. Till his fame lasts, he is called “Purusha”

    123. Who pervades in everything?

    He who considers desire and hatred, pleasure and pain, what is coming and what is being lost etc with equanimity is called “Brahma Jnani (knower of Brahman)” and he is the one who pervades in everything.



     
  • Reply Eckhart Tolle, , , Resistance, Situation, Suffering   



    It may look as if the situation is creating suffering, but ultimately this is not so – your resistance is.

    Eckhart Tolle


     
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    Dying is not a crime.

    Jack Kevorkian


     
  • Reply Dohe, Gurbani, , , Sikhism   



    Kabir in Gurbani 

    “Kabeer garab na keejiye, rank na hasiye koe,
    Aja hu naao samund mein, kya jana kya hoye”
    { O Kabeer, don’t ever be proud or laugh at other’s misery,
    Your boat is still in the world-ocean, who knows what may happen with you?}

    “Kabeer aisa ko nahi, mandar de-e jarae,
    Pancho larke maarke, rahe Raam lio lae”
    { O Kabeer, is there anyone who can burn his own house (‘mind’),
    kill his five sons (lust, ire,avarice,attachment,ego) to remain lovingly attached to the Lord?)

    “Kabeer charan kamal ki mouj ko, keh kese unmaan,
    Kehbe ko sobha nahin dekhat hi parvaan”
    { O Kabeer, the ecstatic enjoyment of the Divine (enlightenment) is ineffable.
    Describing it in words is doing injustice to it, it’s splendor is only to be self-experienced}

    “Kabeer meri jaat ko, sabko hasne haar,
    Balhari is jaat ko, jeh japyo sirjanhaar”
    { O Kabeer, everyone laughs at my social caste,
    but, I am a sacrifice to it, as I got to meditate on the Creator in it.}



     
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