pachai maamalai pol mene

Thursday, September 30, 2010

water, the mother and physician

ओमानम् आपो मानुषीर् अमुक्तं
घात तोकाय तनयाय शं योः।
यूयं हि ष्ठ भिषजो मातृतमा
विश्वस्य स्थातुर् जगतो जनित्री॥
ऋग्वेदं  ६----५०--७
oomānam āpo mānuṣīr amuktaṁ
ghāta tokāya tanayāya śaṁ yoḥ|
yūyaṁ hi ṣṭha bhiṣajo mātṛtamā
viśvasya sthātur jagato janitrī||
ṛgvedaṁ  6----50--7

waters, you are the greatest friends of human beings, please give your unfailing protection and blessings to our sons and grandson.
For you are the most benevolent and motherly physician, no, you are the mother of all that are moving and also that are  remaining still.

The greatness and the life sustaining nature of the water was recognized all the time and our forefathers  were aware that the existence of future generations depended heavily on our earnest attempt to worship and preserve the water resource... so they equated  water to the mother, the physician etc.,
--
।श्रीकृष्णो रक्षतु।
|śrīkṛṣṇo rakṣatu|
Have a nice and happy day
with profound respect and warm regards
K V Ananthanarayanan
(kanfusion)
blog   http://kanfusion.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

initiative

प्रारभ्यते न खलु विघ्नभयेन नीचैः
प्रारभ्य विघ्ननिहता विरमन्ति मध्याः।
विघ्नैर्मुहुर्मुर्हुरपि प्रतिहन्यमानाः
प्रारब्धमुत्तमगुणाः न् परित्यजन्ति॥

भर्तृहरेः  नीतिशतकम्  धैर्यपद्धतिः
prārabhyate na khalu vighnabhayena nīcaiḥ
prārabhya vighnanihatā viramanti madhyāḥ|
vighnairmuhurmurhurapi pratihanyamānāḥ
prārabdhamuttamaguṇāḥ n parityajanti||

bhartṛhareḥ  nītiśatakam  dhairyapaddhatiḥ

praarabhyate na khalu vighnabhayena niichaiH
praarabhya vighnanihataa viramanti madhyaaH.
vighnairmuhurmurhurapi pratihanyamaanaaH
praarabdhamuttamaguNaaH n parityajanti..
bhartR^ihareH  niitishatakam  dhairyapaddhatiH

Men who are by nature cowards  will never think of any new initiative because the fear of defeat, real or imaginary has taken deep roots in their psyche.
Another category of men are those who would give a try if the environs are propitious, but would silently backout at the sight of the slightest possibility of a setback.
But the really bold visionaries who are the salt of the earth, would start a project with meticulous planning and will bring it to victorious conclusion even if they face multiple roadblocks-many of them really tough-

(of course there is a difference between people who are assiduous and who are assinine... i can be crowned as the leader of the second group... against heavy odds.. the worst being eccentricity,  I am prodding on with these slokas for about a year now... but i have not  given up not because i am noble but I do not have anything worthy to do apart from this.)

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।श्रीकृष्णो रक्षतु।
|śrīkṛṣṇo rakṣatu|
Have a nice and happy day
with profound respect and warm regards
K V Ananthanarayanan
(kanfusion)
blog   http://kanfusion.blogspot.com/
त्यजन्तु बान्धवाः सर्वे निन्दन्तु गुरवो जनाःI
तदापि परमानन्दो गोविन्दो मम जीवनंII
let all my relatives abandon me, let the great people insult me, still I am in supreme bliss since my life  is GOVINDA alone.
Iकृष्णात् परं किमपि तत्वं अहं न जाने"I
लोकाः समस्ताः सुखिनो भवन्तु।
lokāḥ samastāḥ sukhino bhavantu|

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Aaapadi Kim Karaneeyam...?

this article with necessary mutilation was published in a magazine recently;

Aaapadi Kim Karaneeyam...?

By  ananthanarayanan vaidyanatan

Aapadi Kim Karneeyam? Smaraneeyam padyayugalam ambaayaah, tat smaranam kim kurute ? brahmaadeenapi kimkareekurute

॥आपदि किं करणीयं  स्मरणीयं पदयुगळमम्बायाः तद् स्मरणं किं कुरुते ब्रह्मादीनपि किंकरीकुरुते॥

When one faces real threat to his existence, the only way out for him is the worship of the lotus feet of Ambaa Sree Lalithaambika. And even if one remembers her for a fleeting second, the entire world including the Brahmadeva Himself wait on his side prepared to obey his orders.

The worship of a male god, as the fountainhead of all virtues and strength and a female counterpart as the source of beauty, wealth and fertility is a common thread that runs throughout almost all the ancient civilizations in the world. The greatest ever civilization in the world, that of India also has the same tradition.  In tribal worship we can find the presence of this, either as Sakthi and Siva, Prakriti and Purusha or whatever format and name that appealed to the ancient mind. The remnants of Mohanjadaro and Harappa, which according to some schorlars is the starting point of our Hindu Tradition, and by some others is a separate culture has left the remnants of a fatherly male god  the protector with a prominent phallus and a mother goddess, the mother from whom springs all living beings, whose symbol is yonimudra.  Whether that culture was a separate one which went into ruins by some serious and shortlived calamity, or which gave us the prototype of the prime Indian religion in its present form,  the worship of linga and yoni representing Shiva and shakti remains for ever.

In the beginning of Vedic culture the prominence was for the male gods under the commandership of Indra with goddesses like Ushas, Medha, etc getting only fleeting reference. Even in those periods the names of Goddesses like Swaahaa and Swadhaa were prominent in connection with agni (fire) and aryamaa (the god of pitrus).  However may be out of human experience that one's own mother was the greatest source of energy and protection for each of us and also the fact that the woman as the wife alone can make the life of a male worth living, people started giving prominence to the female as a deity. Through passing ages, in some cults, the mother goddess gained ascendancy over the male counterpart. The tendency was germane even in Vedas where great mantras were always considered as representing a female deity.  Gayathri is the most prominent example.

The prominence of Devi became unquestionable because life was never easy for any members of an evolving culture, especially when it was subjected to a great extent by non democratic controls by stronger constituents of the society,  and the suffering  human being always craved for some mercy and tenederness and the woman was always the embodiment of these virtues while the strong male was always domineering.


In our country the fusion of the male and female divine forces is really wonderful.  Every great thinker and philosopher has underlined the mutual complimenting of the male and the female forces.
Maybe the evolution is like this.  The Lord Parameswara carried the entire universe on His head in the shape of a crescent representing the upper worlds.  In his matted hair he carried the entire  resources for the existence of humans, in the form of Ganga. He carried the the two most potent natural sources of energy, the Sun and the Fire, in his two eyes and the moon took his third eye. When concentrated evil oozed out in the form of the poison Halahalam he gobbled it up and kept it as a concentrated lump in his throat so that it cannot harm anyone.  All the demonic forces, he kept under his feet in the form of apasmaara. Then he burned of Kamadeva who created mutual attraction between male and female, which represented happiness and fertility.  This was too much.  The Sakthi, the prakriti, challenged this. She burned herself using her own yogic powers. The world came to a standstill. Siva the purusha could not suffer the pangs of separation. He carried the body of the burning Sakthi and ran amuck across the whole country running and crying  half in anger and half in anguish all the time.  The diplomat that is Mahavishnu, saw the catastrophe   overtaking the universe and hence he followed the  Rudra at a safe distance and tactfully cut off one part after another of the burning body of Sakthi. The pieces fell in one hundred and eight places in our sacred country and each place became  Sakthi Stala and the presence of Siva the great and Vishnu the protector could be seen everywhere.
The things took a beautiful turn when the Sakthi again took birth as Parvathi and adorned the  Siva with the marriage garlands and the latter, realizing that it was too difficult for himself to bear the brunt of maintaining the whole world all alone,  gifted half of his body to Shakthi, to become Ardhanaareeswara.

Adi Sankara, who is Lord Shiva himself. knew this well and so he proclaimed in the Soundaryalahari....Sivah Sakthya yuktho yadi bhavati sakthah prabhavithum, na ched evem devo na khalu kushalah spandithumapi.... Shiva when in the company of Shakthi is capable of performing all the functions of creation, maintenance and destruction, but the same God, if Sakthi is not with him will have the capacity even to move. a little ॥शिवः शक्त्या युक्तो यदि भवति शक्तः प्रभवितुम् न चेदेवं देवो न खलु कुशलः स्पन्दितुमपि॥

To express our gratitude to the mother who is the source of  knowledge, wealth, energy and all that is great  we celebrate the Navarathri.  The greatness of the celebration is in its uniqueness that it is the one festival which is observed all over the country in all the temples or households irrespective of what is the favourite deity of that temple or the househlod.

May we place our pranaams at the lotus feet of   the mother.
Sree Maatre Namah 
॥श्री मात्रे नमः॥


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path to eterninty

प्राणाघातान्निवृत्तिः परधनहरणे
संयमः सत्यवाक्यं।
काले शक्त्या प्रदानं युवतिजनकथा
मूकभावः परेषां
तृष्णास्रोतोविभङ्गो गुरुषु च विनयः
सर्वभूतानुकम्पा
सामान्यं सर्वशास्त्रेष्वनुपहतविधिः
श्रेयसामेष पन्थाः॥

भर्तृहरेः नीतिशतकम्
prāṇāghātānnivṛttiḥ paradhanaharaṇe
saṁyamaḥ satyavākyaṁ|
kāle śaktyā pradānaṁ yuvatijanakathā
mūkabhāvaḥ pareṣāṁ
tṛṣṇāsrotovibhaṅgo guruṣu ca vinayaḥ
sarvabhūtānukampā
sāmānyaṁ sarvaśāstreṣvanupahatavidhiḥ
sreyasāmeṣa panthāḥ||
bhartṛhareḥ nītiśatakam
The following actions and traits will make a person eternally famous.
1. Abstaining from causing danger to the life of all beings.
2.Lack of inclination to steal others' wealth.
3.Truthfulness in words and deed
4.Inclination to help others financially at the appropriate time according to ones own capacity.
5.Absolute silence when it comes to the question of respectable ladies of other families.
6.Being helpful to poor and indigent people.
7.Complete sense of surrender to preceptors.
8.Capacity to see equality in all living beings and exhibiting compassion to them.
9.Adequate knowledge in all types of arts and sciences.

The prescription of Bharthruhari is rather very tough and costly. If we can emulate at least a few of the qualities, our lives will be splendid.

(friends, when i give the meaning of the verses, I do not go by the word by word translation or consideration of syntax and grammatical rules..an erudite elaboration of the ideas of the masters is beyond my idiotic mind. )
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।श्रीकृष्णो रक्षतु।
|śrīkṛṣṇo rakṣatu|
Have a nice and happy day
with profound respect and warm regards
K V Ananthanarayanan
(kanfusion)
blog   http://kanfusion.blogspot.com/
त्यजन्तु बान्धवाः सर्वे निन्दन्तु गुरवो जनाःI
तदापि परमानन्दो गोविन्दो मम जीवनंII
let all my relatives abandon me, let the great people insult me, still I am in supreme bliss since my life  is GOVINDA alone.
Iकृष्णात् परं किमपि तत्वं अहं न जाने"I
लोकाः समस्ताः सुखिनो भवन्तु।
lokāḥ samastāḥ sukhino bhavantu|

Monday, September 27, 2010

bursting at the seams?

स भारः सौम्य भर्तव्यो यो नरं नावसादयेत्।
तदन्नमपि भोक्तव्यं जीर्यते यद् अनामयं॥
श्रीमद्वात्मीकिरामायणं आरण्यकाण्डं  ५०--२७
sa bhāraḥ saumya bhartavyo yo naraṁ nāvasādayet|
tadannamapi bhoktavyaṁ jīryate yad anāmayaṁ||
śrīmadvātmīkirāmāyaṇaṁ āraṇyakāṇḍaṁ  50--27
സ ഭാര: സൌമ്യ ഭര്തവ്യം യോ നരം നാവസാദയെത്
തദ്‌ അന്നമപി ഭോക്തവ്യം ജീര്‍യതെ യദ് അനാമയം
One should undertake to bear only that much of load that he is capable of. Similarly one should eat food only to the extent it will maintain him without any illness.
It is the tendency of the overly ambitious persons to undertake to perform things far beyond their capacity.  In the end they are likely to fail and lose respectability.   The tendency to overeat is the cause of almost half the problems in this world.

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।श्रीकृष्णो रक्षतु।
|śrīkṛṣṇo rakṣatu|
Have a nice and happy day
with profound respect and warm regards
K V Ananthanarayanan
(kanfusion)
blog   http://kanfusion.blogspot.com/
त्यजन्तु बान्धवाः सर्वे निन्दन्तु गुरवो जनाःI
तदापि परमानन्दो गोविन्दो मम जीवनंII
let all my relatives abandon me, let the great people insult me, still I am in supreme bliss since my life  is GOVINDA alone.
Iकृष्णात् परं किमपि तत्वं अहं न जाने"I
लोकाः समस्ताः सुखिनो भवन्तु।
lokāḥ samastāḥ sukhino bhavantu|

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Fwd: PLEASE FORWARD IT. WE HOPE YOUR SUPPORT.



---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Srinivasan Ravi








 
Please forward until everyone knows about this and it stops !!

 
 

This is me.... a Baby Seal..

L o v e b e a t s
Norway and Canada have a new kind of tourism. Killing baby seals!!!! They call it 'hunting' and it's a sport

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You want to call this sport ??

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Is he a sportsman???

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Why?

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You're our only hope !!!

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Please let it stop. This barbarism shouldn't be possible in our society

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Don't turn your back on us, we are so defenseless, we have no guns, please help us..!!!


I know these images seem painful for you, but we feel the pain...!! We are being slaughtered by ruthless people and it's going on RIGHT NOW...!!!

L o v e b e a t s
What gives him the right to kill us. Who is he to decide about life and death

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What kind of sport is this..?? I didn't harm anyone..!! I was just swimming around doing nothing, now I'm dead...!!

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Please help me and my friends...!! !


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You can't just ignore these images..?? Keep silent and doing nothing makes you guilty...!!

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Please help us...!!

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Please don't leave us alone...!!


L o v e b e a t s 



 

STOP THE KILLING OF SEALS
 
You can make a statement by
forwarding this mail
to as many people as you can.
Bring these murderers to the attention
of world leaders.
Thank you... !!!!!

THIS IS THEIR HOME TOO.



KINDLY FORWARD THIS EMAIL TO EVERY ONE U KNOW AND SIGN YOUR NAME AT THE BOTTOM, IN THE FORM OF A PETITI

 

 

 

 



--
S Ravi




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।श्रीकृष्णो रक्षतु।
|śrīkṛṣṇo rakṣatu|
Have a nice and happy day
with profound respect and warm regards
K V Ananthanarayanan
(kanfusion)
blog   http://kanfusion.blogspot.com/
त्यजन्तु बान्धवाः सर्वे निन्दन्तु गुरवो जनाःI
तदापि परमानन्दो गोविन्दो मम जीवनंII
let all my relatives abandon me, let the great people insult me, still I am in supreme bliss since my life  is GOVINDA alone.
Iकृष्णात् परं किमपि तत्वं अहं न जाने"I
लोकाः समस्ताः सुखिनो भवन्तु।
lokāḥ samastāḥ sukhino bhavantu|

test for friendship

आढ्यो वाऽपि दरिद्रो वा दुःखितः सुखितोऽपि वा।
निर्दोषो वा सदोषो वा वयस्यः परमा गतिः॥
श्रीमत्वात्मीकिरामायणं किष्किन्दाकण्डं ८---८
āḍhyo vā'pi daridro vā duḥkhitaḥ sukhito'pi vā|
nirdoṣo vā sadoṣo vā vayasyaḥ paramā gatiḥ||
śrīmatvātmīkirāmāyaṇaṁ kiṣkindākaṇḍaṁ 8---8

A bosom friend should be given protection at any cost, whether he is from a high family or whether he is from a lowly background,  whether he is in a depressed mental condition or he is happy, whether he is innocent or is guilty of some offence,

The basic human law is that one should not give upon his friend even when the latter is placed in the most desparate conditions. When the friend is having a good name and other comforts, and when there is expectation of getting something back, all persons will be magnanimous and play the friendship card with enthusiasm.  But the litmus test for real friendship comes when one of them is in dire strait and the other has to take bold and risky steps to provide succour to the suffering friend.

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।श्रीकृष्णो रक्षतु।
|śrīkṛṣṇo rakṣatu|
Have a nice and happy day
with profound respect and warm regards
K V Ananthanarayanan
(kanfusion)
blog   http://kanfusion.blogspot.com/
त्यजन्तु बान्धवाः सर्वे निन्दन्तु गुरवो जनाःI
तदापि परमानन्दो गोविन्दो मम जीवनंII
let all my relatives abandon me, let the great people insult me, still I am in supreme bliss since my life  is GOVINDA alone.
Iकृष्णात् परं किमपि तत्वं अहं न जाने"I
लोकाः समस्ताः सुखिनो भवन्तु।
lokāḥ samastāḥ sukhino bhavantu|

Saturday, September 25, 2010

humility or right perception?

आ परितोषाद् विदुषां न साधु मन्ये प्रयोगविज्ञानं I
बलवदपि शिक्षितानाम् आत्मन्यप्रत्ययं चेतः  II
कालिदास   शाकुन्तलं
मन्दः कवियशः प्रार्थी गमिष्याम्युपहास्यतां।
प्रांशुलभ्ये फले लोभत् उद्बाहुरिव वामनः॥
कालिदास  रघुवंशं
ā paritoṣād viduṣāṁ na sādhu manye prayogavijñānaṁ
balavadapi śikṣitānām ātmanyapratyayaṁ cetaḥ 
kālidāsa   śākuntalaṁ
mandaḥ kaviyaśaḥ prārthī gamiṣyāmyupahāsyatāṁ|
prāṁśulabhye phale lobhat udbāhuriva vāmanaḥ||
kālidāsa  raghuvaṁśaṁ

Kaalidasa the greatest Indian poet ever born, declared in the opening part of abijnana saakunthalam that he could never  be confident of his capacity to create a Nataka, till the same is staged and approved by the learned.  He quips,  "even in the thoroughly learned, lack of self assuredness is very manifest."
Again while chronicling the lives of the great monarachs of the race of Raghu in his Mahakavyam.. Raghuvamsam, he is faced with lack of self confidence....he says, " perhaps a dull person as I am and is in pursuit of immortal fame in wordcraft, and my state is verily same as a dwarf standing under a tall mango tree ladent with fruits  and jumping up again and again in the hope of plucking some fruits when the fruits are confined to the reach of really tall men  
If  Kalidasa  felt so how should the lesser mortals feel?

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।श्रीकृष्णो रक्षतु।
|śrīkṛṣṇo rakṣatu|
Have a nice and happy day
with profound respect and warm regards
K V Ananthanarayanan
(kanfusion)
blog   http://kanfusion.blogspot.com/
त्यजन्तु बान्धवाः सर्वे निन्दन्तु गुरवो जनाःI
तदापि परमानन्दो गोविन्दो मम जीवनंII
let all my relatives abandon me, let the great people insult me, still I am in supreme bliss since my life  is GOVINDA alone.
Iकृष्णात् परं किमपि तत्वं अहं न जाने"I
लोकाः समस्ताः सुखिनो भवन्तु।
lokāḥ samastāḥ sukhino bhavantu|

Friday, September 24, 2010

my country over everything else

Regarding my post of yesterday regarding the Interest of the country taking precedence over virtue of sin for the ruler, a view was taken by a  very learned person that the quote from Ramayanam was adhoc and only applied to the limited episode of Sri Rama slaying the demoness Taadaka, I have to submit that the quote was not at all ad-hoc but an always accepted principle in politics among nations.When we are a nation together, we have to put the interest of the nation above everything else.  Here there is no room for hesitation as to whether our loyalty and our action will border on adharma.  Lest I may be accused of fascist tendencies, I submit below my humble views on the matter.

dear friends,  as a keen student of political science, I do not find any inconsistency or deviation from dharma in protecting ones own country and its interests by fair means or foul.  An individual may be very meticulous and sincere about dharma and run his own life on dotted lines prescribed.  But when the destiny of a large chunk of humans and other living beings are under one's protection, the first priority  irrespective of the propriety of the action is to do everthing to protect the subjects or the  citizens.  Political systems have run from tribal ages to the modern democratic age, but every organised ruling systm was established with the paramount purpose of protecting the unity and integrity of the polity. Be it Krishna, be it Chanakya, be it Machiavelli  or for that matter any political thinker, there was absolutely no dispute over this issue.  The tadaka episode can be taken as only an opportunity where such idea has been illustrated..
Take the case of any ancient or modern political system.   The institutions and pressure groups or welfare groups can wax eloquent about truth, ahimsa and hundred and one other virtues when the country's general state of affairs is fairly bright.  But in every system there were always emergency clauses and hidden agenda where the usual flow of dharma were suspended and unpopular and adhaarmic(if one should call it so) controls and deeds were resorted to. Some may call it aapad dharma.. But there can be a picture only when there is a canvas. No one has any right to compromise the interests of his nation or even any group dependent on him in the name of the so called Dharma.  Just like Adharma, Dharma also can be poisonous in fanatic hands.  There are many occasions in our saastras where it is clearly said that when one is facing the loss of life of himself, his family or friends or he is facing a situation when he will lose all that he has earned, he may resort to speaking lies or doing things which are not exactly in the line of the usual dharma. So when there is challenge to the country itself, anything can be justified for its protection.  It is for this reason that even in a liberal democracy like India, treason is visited with capital punishment sometimes even without trial.The exalted self interest was always the priority of any national set up.

In fact, the slaying of Thadaka may not fit in well for this issue. Maybe thadaka is a demoness and was causing havoc to the inhabitants of the forests including rishis etc., and the rishis are credited with powers of annihilation of evil elements. Therefore the question remains intriguing as to why a boy should be used to try his first arrow on a woman.. in fact she could have been eliminated through many other means.
Righteous indignation against adharma is understandable but such thoughts would never carry conviction when the unity and integrity of the nation is concerns.  History is replete with examples of fall of great personalities like Bhishma and Drona ...upto some modern revered martyrs,  who placed the individual dharma above the interests of the nation/
It is true that in the hands of tyrants the self interest may be camouflaged as interest of the nation and unpopular actions may be perpetrated. Nationalism or anxiety for the unity and integrity of the nation cannot be equated with this attitude.

Then what is dharma is politics?  A scientist of a country simply smuggles scientific secrets from another country where he is working and has been given facilities in good faith.  It is an act of treason in the eyes of the host country but it is an act of ultimate heroism in the opinion of his motherland. 
Was it dharma for Hanuman to encroach upon a beautiful neighbouring country and burn it and destroy it, when the issue involved was very personal, a very strong man stole the wife of another strong man and they were trying to settle scores by whatever means they could resort to.  Was it dharma for Vibheeshana to abandon his brother who had protected him for long  years and join the enemy.  It was only a case of political ambitions, but most people have no qualms about extolling the bhakthi of this man.
Therefore I simply refuse to purchase the idea that the statement in Ramayana was an adhoc fatwa relatable to the justifying of killing an old lady by a young man.  I cannot agree with the attempts of many  over ages to whitewash certain ideas and actions when the facts available on record will give a different picture for a man of even average intelligence. 
Ultimately there is no interpreter for dharmas.. Dharmasy tattwam nihatam guhaayaam.
And on the practical side even a rudimentary study of politics will prove that no isms were successful even in breaking the national boundaries for sufficiently long periods.
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।श्रीकृष्णो रक्षतु।
|śrīkṛṣṇo rakṣatu|
Have a nice and happy day
with profound respect and warm regards
K V Ananthanarayanan
(kanfusion)
blog   http://kanfusion.blogspot.com/
त्यजन्तु बान्धवाः सर्वे निन्दन्तु गुरवो जनाःI
तदापि परमानन्दो गोविन्दो मम जीवनंII
let all my relatives abandon me, let the great people insult me, still I am in supreme bliss since my life  is GOVINDA alone.
Iकृष्णात् परं किमपि तत्वं अहं न जाने"I
लोकाः समस्ताः सुखिनो भवन्तु।
lokāḥ samastāḥ sukhino bhavantu|

Thursday, September 23, 2010

raaja dharma is curious

नृशंसमनृशंसं  वा प्रजारक्षणकारणात्।
पातकं वा सदोषं वा कर्तव्यम् रक्षता सदा॥
राज्यभारनियुक्तानां एष धर्मः सनतनःI
श्रीमद्वाल्मीकिरामयणम् बालकाण्डं  २५-१८
nṛśaṁsamanṛśaṁsaṁ  vā prajārakṣaṇakāraṇāt|
pātakaṁ vā sadoṣaṁ vā kartavyam rakṣatā sadā||
rājyabhāraniyuktānāṁ eṣa dharmaḥ sanatanaḥ
śrīmadvālmīkirāmayaṇam bālakāṇḍaṁ  25-18

We find an apparent conflict between ethics and political duty even in the first ever Kaaya in Sanskrit. 
The first and foremost duty of a ruler is to look after the welfare of his subjects, this the the eternal duty ordained to him.  In the process of ensuring the welfare of his own people the king may do things which are praiseworthy and acceptable to all or at times he may have to do things which may not be popular at all. The action may involve committing sin in the general sense, the action may be condemnable in the eyes of the onlookers. but the superior dharma of a king that will overshadow and act in conflict with the copybook virtues is to ensure the welfare of his own subjects.

The laws of governance are quite complicated.  The government  may have to use cruel tricks and heavy punitive measures to shatter rebellious moves against the integrity of his Nation. In diplomacy it may be forced to tell utter lies and  resort to colourable means like espionage to safeguard the Nations interest.  It may be forced to be tough and intolerant against groups whose ideas may be noble but pedagogic especially when dry principles may cut deep at the root of the sovereignty of the Nation. Every country will have its own secret sins but such sins committed to safeguard the welfare and unity of the Nation usually become symbols of national pride. When it comes to one's own country nothing can be wrong if it is done for its welfare.

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।श्रीकृष्णो रक्षतु।
|śrīkṛṣṇo rakṣatu|
Have a nice and happy day
with profound respect and warm regards
K V Ananthanarayanan
(kanfusion)
blog   http://kanfusion.blogspot.com/
त्यजन्तु बान्धवाः सर्वे निन्दन्तु गुरवो जनाःI
तदापि परमानन्दो गोविन्दो मम जीवनंII
let all my relatives abandon me, let the great people insult me, still I am in supreme bliss since my life  is GOVINDA alone.
Iकृष्णात् परं किमपि तत्वं अहं न जाने"I
लोकाः समस्ताः सुखिनो भवन्तु।
lokāḥ samastāḥ sukhino bhavantu|

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

no toil when the stomach is empty

कालतिक्रमणाच्चैव भक्तवेतनोयोर्भृताः।
भर्तुः कुप्यन्ति दुष्यन्ति सोऽनर्थः सुमहान्स्मृतः॥
श्रीमत्वाल्मीकिरामयणं अयोध्याकाण्डम् १००-३४
kālatikramaṇāccaiva bhaktavetanoyorbhṛtāḥ|
bhartuḥ kupyanti duṣyanti so'narthaḥ sumahānsmṛtaḥ||
śrīmatvālmīkirāmayaṇaṁ ayodhyākannḍaṁ 100-34

കാലാതിക്രമണാത് ചൈവ ഭക്തവേതനയോര്‍ഭ്രുതാഃ
ഭര്‍ത്തു  കുപ്യന്തി ദുഷ്യന്തി സോ അനര്‍ത്ഥ സുമഹാന്‍ സ്മൃതഃ

A great principle of strategic importance is envisaged in the Aadikaavayam.
 If a king  makes inordinate delay in providing adequate food and salary to his troops,  the warriors get angry with the master, and in time start to speak about him in abusive terms and such a situation is the harbinger of future disaster.


It is a universal fact that everyone works for others under the expectation that he will be adequately rewarded with salary in time.  The workers dreams and expectations all rally round the pay packet.  If the salary is not forthcoming at the appropriate time no one will have any motivation to go further. This situation has led to many a revolution in human history. 
 All wage earners are vulnerable when in comes to salary,  but the soldiers are more so.  
They have to keep themselves fit to defend their employer, and simultaneously they have to look after their near and dear who are living far away, counting days in expectation of financial supplies from the soldier.

Perhaps it is for the timely compensation of the worker's dues that the associations and unions strive.
An appropriate manifesto for our trade unionism..millenia before the May Day celebrations



Tuesday, September 21, 2010

account is not yet closed

ननु सद्योऽविनीतस्य दृश्यते कर्मणः फलं।
कालोऽप्यङ्गीभवत्यत्र सस्यानामिव पक्तये॥
श्रीमद्वाल्मीकिरामायणं आरण्यकाण्डं ४१--२७
nanu sadyo'vinītasya dṛśyate karmaṇaḥ phalaṁ|
kālo'pyaṅgībhavatyatra sasyānāmiva paktaye||
śrīmadvālmīkirāmāyaṇaṁ āraṇyakānḍam 41--27

The evil effects of committing sinful acts do not manifest immediately. Like seed sowed in a field the effects of sin also take time to germinate and grow strong enough.

But there a huge difference. The sins committed take the gestation period to grow strong and hit back at us.. But the seed grows(if the seed is good) to give us the wealth of grains.

The slow and sure behaviour of Fate often lulls us into a state of false security. We commit unpardonable sins without any immediate backlash. So we get bolder under the notion that nothing will happen and we can get away with anything. But be sure, we will get it back with principal and penal interest.

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।श्रीकृष्णो रक्षतु।
|śrīkṛṣṇo rakṣatu|
Have a nice and happy day
with profound respect and warm regards
K V Ananthanarayanan
(kanfusion)
blog http://kanfusion.blogspot.com/
त्यजन्तु बान्धवाः सर्वे निन्दन्तु गुरवो जनाःI
तदापि परमानन्दो गोविन्दो मम जीवनंII
let all my relatives abandon me, let the great people insult me, still I am in supreme bliss since my life is GOVINDA alone.
Iकृष्णात् परं किमपि तत्वं अहं न जाने"I
लोकाः समस्ताः सुखिनो भवन्तु।
lokāḥ samastāḥ sukhino bhavantu|

Monday, September 20, 2010

time - space combination never reapeats

देशकालविहीनानि कर्माणि विपरीतवत्।
क्रियमाणानि दुष्यन्ति हवींष्यप्रयतेष्विव॥
श्रीमद्वाल्मीकिरामायणं युद्धकाण्टं ६३--६
deśakālavihīnāni karmāṇi viparītavat|
kriyamāṇāni duṣyanti havīṁṣyaprayateṣviva||
śrīmadvālmīkirāmāyaṇaṁ yuddhakāṇṭaṁ 63--6

ദേശകാലവിഹീനാനി കര്‍മാണി വിപരീതവത്
ക്രിയമാനാനി ദുഷ്യന്തി ഹവീമ്ഷി അപ്രയതെഷ്വിവ
Even a very noble act performed without considering the location and time  may not yield the desired result but can boomerang on us.  Comparison can be drawn from the sacred offering for a yajna prepared meticulously  being kept in a dirty pot getting rotted.
For everything there is a time. To cite one glaring example found among the neo rich, and neo prominent  leading lights of the society.  They may have their parents and other dear ones suffering in poverty and ailment in the remotest places.  But when they die, a lot of  noises are made.. The dead body is decked in silk and exhibited in air conditioned environment. Sandals and unguents rinsed in crocodile tears abound.  Sycophants and so called friends throng around the affluent son or daughter and blow sonorous conches, but had a very  little portion of this attention been devoted to the departed soul in his lifetime, the calamity would not have happened at all. We appear to be excellent undertakers(who look after the dead body) but not good in performing what we undertake.

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।श्रीकृष्णो रक्षतु।
|śrīkṛṣṇo rakṣatu|
Have a nice and happy day
with profound respect and warm regards
K V Ananthanarayanan
(kanfusion)
blog   http://kanfusion.blogspot.com/
त्यजन्तु बान्धवाः सर्वे निन्दन्तु गुरवो जनाःI
तदापि परमानन्दो गोविन्दो मम जीवनंII
let all my relatives abandon me, let the great people insult me, still I am in supreme bliss since my life  is GOVINDA alone.
Iकृष्णात् परं किमपि तत्वं अहं न जाने"I
लोकाः समस्ताः सुखिनो भवन्तु।
lokāḥ samastāḥ sukhino bhavantu|

Sunday, September 19, 2010

till when the soil is damp and fertile

यावत् स्वस्थोह्ययं देहो
यावत् मृत्युश्च दूरतः।
तावदात्महितं कुर्यात्
प्राणान्ते किं करिष्यति॥
चाणक्यनीति
yāvat svasthohyayaṁ deho
yāvat mṛtyuśca dūrataḥ|
tāvadātmahitaṁ kuryāt
prāṇānte kiṁ kariṣyati||
cāṇakyanīti
യാവത് സ്വസ്ഥോഹ്യയം ദേഹോ
യാവത് മൃത്യുശ്ച്ച ദൂരത:
താവദ് ആത്മഹിതം കുര്യാത്
പ്രാണാന്തേ കിം കരിഷ്യതി
ചാണക്യനീതി

One should perform all good and fruitful deeds to enhance his own status on this earth and beyond it, when he is in the peak  of physical and mental health and can presume with reasonable assurance that death is far away.  

What can be done for a person once his lifespan is over?
This terse advice is given by all the philosophers, gurus and lifestyle consultants all the time.  May be the words and sentences would be couched in hyperbole. It is a truth everyone should realize and tell others also. The great master Chanakya naturally included this in his treatise.

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Fwd: Fw: The ant story

this ppt presentation in some shape or other has made many rounds.  still it must be seen...not only corporate bodies and governments, but guys with easy money make a mess of their lives following this pattern.  who remembers   ईशावास्यमिदं सर्वं यत् किम् च महत्याम् जगत्
तेन त्यक्तेन भुञ्जीथा मा गृधा कस्य स्विद् धनं
īśāvāsyamidaṁ sarvaṁ yat kim ca mahatyām jagat
tena tyaktena bhuñjīthā mā gṛdhā kasya svid dhanaṁ

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Sundar Rangan



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Saturday, September 18, 2010

the unbreakable knot

पूषा त्वेतो नयतु हस्तगृह्य
अश्विना त्वा प्र् वहतां रथेन
गृहान् गच्च गृहपत्नी यथासौ
वशिनी त्वम् विदथं आ वदासि
ऋग् १०-७५-२६
सुमङ्गलीरियं वधू
इमां समेत पश्यत
सौभाग्यम् अस्यै दत्त्वाया
ऽथास्तं वि परेतन    
ऋक् १०-८५-३३  अथ  १४--२--२७
सम्राजी श्वशुरे भव
सम्राजी श्वश्र्वां भव
ननान्दरि सम्राजी भव
सम्राही अधि देवृषु
ऋग् १०-८५-४६  अथ  १४-२-४४
समञ्जन्तु विश्वे देवाह्
सं आपो हृदयानि नौ
सं मातरिश्वा सम् धाता
समुद्रेष्ट्री दधातु नौ

ऋक् १०-८५-४७

दीर्घायुरस्तु मे पतिर् जीवाति शरदः शतम्।
अथ्  १४-२-६३
इहेमाविन्द्र सं नुद चक्रवाकेव दंपती
अथ् १४-२-६४
इहैव स्तम् मा वि यौष्ठं
विश्वं आयुर् व्यश्नुतं
क्रीळन्तो पुत्रैर् नप्तृभिर्
मोदमानौ त्वे गृहे
ऋग्  १०-८५-४२
पुत्रिणा ता कुमारिणा
विश्वं आयुर् व्यश्नुतः
उभा हिरण्यपेशसा

ऋग् ८-३१-८
pūṣā tveto nayatu hastagṛhya
aśvinā tvā pr vahatāṁ rathena
gṛhān gacca gṛhapatnī yathāsau
vaśinī tvam vidathaṁ ā vadāsi
ṛg 10-75-26
sumaṅgalīriyaṁ vadhū
imāṁ sameta paśyata
saubhāgyam asyai dattvāyā
'thāstaṁ vi paretana    
ṛk 10-85-33  atha  14--2--27
samrājī śvaśure bhava
samrājī śvaśrvāṁ bhava
nanāndari samrājī bhava
samrāhī adhi devṛṣu
ṛg 10-85-46  atha  14-2-44
samañjantu viśve devāh
saṁ āpo hṛdayāni nau
saṁ mātariśvā sam dhātā
sanudreṣṭrī dadhatu nau
ṛk 10-85-47
dīrghāyurastu me patir jīvāti śradaḥ śatam|
ath  14-2-63
ihemmamindra saṁ nuda cakravākeva daṁpatī
ath 14-2-64
ihaiva stam mā vi yauṣṭhaṁ
viśvaṁ āyur vyaśnutaṁ
krīḻanto putrair naptṛbhir
modamānau tve gihe
ṛg  10-85-42
putriṇā tā kumāriṇā
viśvaṁ āyur vyasnutaḥ
ubhā hiraṇyapeśsā
ṛg 8-31- 8
One friend had asked me to indicate some important marriage manthras and accordingly I do it. 
 The procedural rituals vary from place to place and I shall try to convey the basic rituals in a different individual message.  The manthras quoted above  are tribute to all ladies who enter the conjugal vow with men..The respect given to the woman in the house as a wife perhaps may not find any parallel in any other culture.  There may be the mother icons everywhere, but the importance as a wife herself is underlined without room for equivocation in the hoary traditions recorded in the Vedas. The uniformity in thought can be gauged from the fact that the manthras get repeated in the most ancient rig veda and the comparatively modern atharva veda.

 The bride is entering the ritualistic location, her hand held by the god puushan (one form of the sun god) the twin gods of medicine the Ashwins are accompanying her in the chariot.. and she is going away from her house to that of her husband and she is blessed that she may become the ruler of the household and the main spokesperson of the assembly in her husbands place.

The nubile bride who has become sumangalii is introduced to all. 'This bride has attained the status of a wife..she is bringing fortune to this house..come all of you and look at her...Please wish her full happiness before you return home'.
The bride is blessed to join the supreme place in the household " May your father in law treat you with affection as if you were a queen.  May your mother in law treat treat you with love as if you were a queen.  May your sisters in law love and respect you as if you were a queen. May your brothers in law repect and adore you as if you were a queen"

The husband prays for conjugal unity  " May all Gods and all waters unite our hearts.  Especially the gods Mathariswa, dhaata, and dheshtri, make us very close.
The bride prays to the gods and elders " May my husband live long, and we will live together for hundred years...bless us"
The elders pray for the couple " Join the couple here, Indra... they resemble the chakravaka and its mate. ( The chakravaka is a symbol for mutual devotion of the couple. if one loses its life, the mate will die in grief.)
The lifelong union of the ideal couple as expressed by elders in their blessing "May you two dwell in this house, never parted, you enjoy the full life span as prescribed by vedas, may you have the fotune to play together with your sons and grandsons,"
The prayer of the couple "With sons and daughters abounding, may we live long adorned in rich dresses an precious ornaments".


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Thursday, September 16, 2010

i hold thy hand

गृह्णामि त्वाम् सौभगत्वाय हस्तं
मया पत्या जरदष्ठिर् यथासः।
भगो अर्यमा सविता पुरन्दिर्
मह्यम् त्वादुर् गार्हपत्याय देवाः।

ऋग्वेदं १०-८५-३६  अथर्वणवेदं १४-१-५०
gṛhṇāmi tvām saubhagatvāya hastaṁ
mayā patyā jaradaṣṭhir yathāsaḥ|
bhago aryamā savitā purandir
mahyam tvādur gārhapatyāya devāḥ|
ṛgvedaṁ 10-85-36  atharvaṇavedaṁ 14-1-50

gruhnami twaam saubhagatvaaya hastham
mayaa patyaa jaradhashtir yadasah
bhago aryamaa savitaa purandir
mahyam twaadur gaarhpatyaaya devaah

I take your hand in mine for good fortune with the prayer that you also will grow  old along with me, your husband.
Deities bhaga, aryamaaa savitha and purandhi have given you to me to be the mistress of my house.
This paanigrahana mantram has united couples of India for thousand of years.  The word garhapathyam implies that the good wife becomes the real leading spirit of the household taking the husband to her protection and affection. There is another aaseervadahmanthram in vedas, दशास्याम् पुत्राणम् अन्ते पतिमेकादशम् कृधि daśāsyām putrāṇam ante patimekādaśam kṛdhi, you beget ten sons and make your husband the eleventh son..  the position given to woman as a wife in our cuture was indeed very exalted

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Fwd: Dengue Cure



---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Srinivasan Ravi














PASS THIS  INFORMATION TO AS MANY AS YOU CAN, IT MAY SAVE LIVES.
Dengue Fever Remedy

I would like to share this interesting discovery from a classmate's son who has just recovered from
dengue fever. Apparently, his son was in the critical stage at the ICU when his blood platelet count drops to 15 after 15 liters of blood transfusion.

His father was so worried that he seeks another friend's recommendation and his son was saved. He confessed to me that he gave his son
raw juice of the papaya leaves. From a platelet count of 45 after 20 liters of blood transfusion, and after drinking the raw papaya leaf juice, his platelet count jumps instantly to 135. Even the doctors and nurses were surprised. After the second day he was discharged. So he asked me to pass this good news around.

Accordingly it is raw papaya leaves, 2pcs just cleaned and pound and squeeze with filter cloth. You will only get one tablespoon per leaf.. So two tablespoon per serving once a day. Do not boil or cook or rinse with hot water, it will loose its strength. Only the leafy part and no stem or sap. It is very bitter and you have to swallow it like "Won Low Kat". But it works.


*Papaya Juice - Cure for Dengue*


You may have heard this elsewhere but if not I am glad to inform you that papaya juice is a natural cure for dengue fever. As dengue fever is rampant now, I think it's good to share this with all.

A friend of mine had dengue last month.. It was a very serious situation for her as her platelet count had dropped to 28,000 after 3 days in hospital and water has started to fill up her lung. She had difficulty in breathing. She was only 32-year old. Doctor says there's no cure for dengue. We just have to wait for her body immune system to build up resistance against dengue and fight its own battle. She already had 2 blood transfusion and all of us were praying very hard as her platelet continued to drop since the first day she was admitted.

Fortunately her mother-in-law heard that papaya juice would help to reduce the fever and got some papaya leaves, pounded them and squeeze the juice out for her. The next day, her platelet count started to increase, her fever subside. We continued to feed her with papaya juice and she recovered after 3 days!!!

Amazing but it's true. It's believed one's body would be overheated when one is down with dengue and that also caused the patient to have fever papaya juice has cooling effect. Thus, it helps to reduce the level of heat in one's body, thus the fever will go away. I found that it's also good when one is having sore throat or suffering from heat.

Please spread the news about this as lately there are many dengue cases. It's great if such natural cure could help to ease the sufferings of dengue patients.

Furthermore it's so easily available.
Blend them and squeeze the juice! It's simple and miraculously effective!!








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S Ravi




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international concord

संज्ञानम् स्वेभिः सम्ज्अनं अरणेभिः।
सम्ज्ञानं अश्विना युवं
इहास्मासु नि यच्छतं॥१॥
सं जानामहे मनसा सं चिकित्वा
मा युष्महि मनसा दैव्येन।
मा घोषा उत स्युर् बहुले विनिर्हते
मेषुः पप्तद् इन्द्रस्याहन्यागते॥२॥
अथर्वणवेदम् ७--५२
saṁjñānam svebhiḥ samanaṁ araṇebhiḥ|
samjñānaṁ aśvinā yuvaṁ
ihāsmāsu ni yacchataṁ||1||
saṁ jānāmahe manasā saṁ cikitvā
mā yuṣmahi manasā daivyena |
mā ghoṣā uta syur bahule vinirhate
meṣuḥ paptad indrasyāhanyāgate||2||
atharvanavedam 7--52

May there be concord with our people, may there be concord with foreign people,
Aswins (you two inseparable twins--gods of medicine) may you two create concord amongst ourselves  and concord with the foreigners
May we unite in our minds, unite in our purposes and NOT fight against the divine spirit within us.
And may not the battle cry rise amidst many that lay slain all around
May the arrows of Indra (who defends us from foes) fall only for limited use.

It is indeed a great feel to see that many peace charters of universal peace might have knowingly or unknowingly used the same idea while reaching the concord. Here, the twin gods ashwins are invoked because they are inseparable and devoid of any mutual acrimony.  They are also the gods of medicine, and indeed great role can be played by medical men in effecting unity among all races.. the idea of not using fire against rescue teams of the Red Cross etc., are germane in this ancient vedic mantra.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

no fear when all around us are friends


no fear when all around us are friends
अभयं मित्राद् अभयं अमित्राद्
अभयं ज्ञाताद् अभयम् पुरो यः।
अभयं नक्तं अभयं दिवा नः
सर्व आशा मम मित्रं भवन्तु॥
अथर्वणवेदं १९--१५--
abhayaṁ mitrād abhayaṁ amitrād
abhayaṁ jñātād abhayam puro yaḥ|
abhayaṁ naktaṁ abhayaṁ divā naḥ
sarva āśā mama mitraṁ bhavantu||

atharvaṇavedaṁ 19--15--6
abhayam mitraad abhayam amitraad
abhyam jnaathaad abhayam puro yah
abhayam naktham abhayam dive nah
saravaa aasha mama mitram bhavanthu

(i am giving the plain english transliteration because the machine created transliteration sometimes show as garbage in some machines.)

Let there be no fear for us from our friends. 
Let there be no fear for us from those who are not our friends. 
Let there be no fear for us from what is known to us. 
Let there be no fear for us  the one who stands before us..
Let fearlessness envelop us all along days and nighths. 
Let us pray that all beings and phenomena around us become our dearest friends.

The fearlessness comes from the recognition that we have only friends all around and that friends  will ensure that we will remain fearless for ever.


Maybe a friendship day message from Atharavana Vedam.


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Monday, September 13, 2010

from nothingness

नासद् आसीन्नो सद् आसीत् तदानीं
नासीद् रजो नो व्योमो परो यत्।
किम् आवरीवः कुह कस्य शर्म-
न्नम्भः किम् आसीद् गहनं गभीरं॥१
न मृत्युर् आसीद् अमृतम् न तर्हि
न रात्र्या अह्न आसीत् प्रकेतः।
आनीद् अवातं स्वध्या तद् एकम्
तस्माद्धान्यन् न परः किं चनास॥२
nāsad āsīnno sad āsīt tadānīṁ
nāsīd rajo no vyomo paro yat|
kim āvarīvaḥ kuha kasya śarma-
nnambhaḥ kim āsīd gahanaṁ gabhīraṁ||1
na mṛtyur āsīd amṛtam na tarhi
na rātryā ahna āsīt praketaḥ|
ānīd avātaṁ svadhyā tad ekam
tasmāddhānyan na paraḥ kiṁ canāsa||2

ऋग्वेदं १०-१२९
ṛgvedaṁ 10-129


there was neither non reality, nor reality then; there was no air or the ether beyond it; how to know what lay covered by whom and where, who gave it shelter, whether there were the deep fathomless waters?  There was no death and there was no life immortal,  there were no means to indicate day and night, but the ONE (the supreme) breathed, without air, and apart from THAT(supreme being) there was nothing else, whatsoever.

The above are the first two stanzas of Naasadiiya sooktham,  the hymn to nothingness,  and human mind was just pondering over the state of the universe before it evolved to the present state.  Every researcher studying the theories on evolution, must have started from this exalted gem of human thought. 

One should say Human thought never soared to dizzier heights beyond this

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।श्रीकृष्णो रक्षतु।
|śrīkṛṣṇo rakṣatu|
Have a nice and happy day
with profound respect and warm regards
K V Ananthanarayanan
(kanfusion)
blog   http://kanfusion.blogspot.com/
त्यजन्तु बान्धवाः सर्वे निन्दन्तु गुरवो जनाःI
तदापि परमानन्दो गोविन्दो मम जीवनंII
let all my relatives abandon me, let the great people insult me, still I am in supreme bliss since my life  is GOVINDA alone.
Iकृष्णात् परं किमपि तत्वं अहं न जाने"I
लोकाः समस्थाः सुखिनो भवन्तु।
lokāḥ samasthāḥ sukhino bhavantu|

Sunday, September 12, 2010

till your land and do not play dice

अक्षैर् मा दीव्यः कृषिम् इत् कृषस्व
वित्ते रमस्व बहु मन्यमानः।
तत्र गावः कितव तत्र जाया
तन् मे वि चष्टे सवितायं अर्यः॥
akṣair mā dīvyaḥ kṛṣim it kṛṣasva
vitte ramasva bahu manyamānaḥ|
tatra gāvaḥ kitava tatra jāyā
tan me vi caṣṭe savitāyaṁ aryaḥ||

ऋग्वेदं १०---३४---१३
ṛgvedaṁ 10---34---13

Oh man! Do not waste your time in playing dice, go and till the soil and grow the grains.  Enjoy yourself on the gains you earn and you earn your respect also in turn.  The supreme Lord Savita says that your cows and calves, your wife and family and your welfare are all existing there (in hard work) in safety.

Even the ancient Vedic Wisdom understood the average man's tendency to live an idle life and earn easy money through gambling. Vedas also recognized the fleeting  nature of gains from such activities. Agriculture was the primary job of the earliest inhabitants of the Indus--Gangetic plane and it is advised that one can have a settled and purposeful life only by engaging in gainful work and spending the days in the sweet company of one's wife and family.
The working of the human mind has changed very little till now.
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Saturday, September 11, 2010

ganesha

IIॐ गं गणपतये नम:II
om gaṁ gaṇapataye namaḥ


pranams to Lord Ganesha

संपूजकानां परिपालकानां जितेन्द्रियाणां च तपोधनानां।

देशस्य रष्ट्रस्य कुलस्य राज्ञः करोतु सिद्धिं भगवान् गणेशः॥

saṁpūjakānāṁ paripālakānāṁ jitendriyāṇāṁ ca tapodhanānāṁ|
deśasya raṣṭrasya kulasya rājñaḥ karotu siddhiṁ bhagavān gaṇeśaḥ||


may Lord Ganesa who is the fountainhead of all glory, ensure the welfare of the devotees who worship Him, the noble men who look after and protect the establishment of lofty ideas and projects, the sages who have won over their sense organs and are rich in penance. May He also bless our region, our beloved country, the clans and the king (the established government).

Pranams to the Supreme Lord on Chaturthi day

Lord Ganesha symbolizes knowledge, simplicity, universal love and brotherhood, victory of virtue over evil, self control, penance, and all lofty ideas human brain could conceive of. Millenniums ago the worship of Ganesha has started, perhaps even before the start of codified and well defined religions. All around the globe wherever we go we are sure to find some symbolic worship of this great Lord..For us in India, Lord Ganesha is the symbol of our national pride and we can never forget the role played by Ganesha worship in our struggle for independence. Whatever we offer Him, He accepts with love and returns to us thousandfold. The tattwa of Ganapathi transcends and will outlive all religions and cults.

Let us offer our profound love to the most adorable Godhead represented by Ganesha. 


Friday, September 10, 2010

Fwd: PARENTS WISH



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Date: Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 8:17 AM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZHylyNgX24





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S Ravi





apt indicators

अभ्यासाद्धार्यते विद्या
कुलं शीलेन धार्यते।
गुणेन ज्ञायते त्वार्यः
कोपो नेत्रेण गम्यते॥
abhyāsāddhāryate vidyā
kulaṁ śīlena dhāryate|
guṇena jñāyate tvāryaḥ
kopo netreṇa gamyate||

चाणक्य नेतिसूत्रं
cāṇakya neetisūtraṁ

Education is entirely dependent on practice and more practice,  a man's nobility in birth is measured by his good character,  the respectable preceptor is recognized by his innate good manners and the anger exploding in the mind of a man can be easily identified by the fire lurking in his eyes.
There are so many opinions endorsing the greatness of constant practice.." practice makes it perfect.." "intelligence is one hour of inspiration and 23 hours of perspiration...etc."
Only a man with an exemplary character can be credited with high birth and caste or creed are no criteria.  A guru should first develop the exemplary manners he expects to find in his disciples.  And most of us  who are working under hierarchically rigid bosses may not be able to show our anger explicitly but the eyes will show it. Even If we have no bosses still we have wives, mothers or sisters and may be the mother-in-law --excellent replicas of the bosses.

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।श्रीकृष्णो रक्षतु।
|śrīkṛṣṇo rakṣatu|
Have a nice and happy day
with profound respect and warm regards
K V Ananthanarayanan
(kanfusion)
blog   http://kanfusion.blogspot.com/
त्यजन्तु बान्धवाः सर्वे निन्दन्तु गुरवो जनाःI
तदापि परमानन्दो गोविन्दो मम जीवनंII
let all my relatives abandon me, let the great people insult me, still I am in supreme bliss since my life  is GOVINDA alone.
Iकृष्णात् परं किमपि तत्वं अहं न जाने"I