Monday, March 28, 2016

Ravana on the death bed . . .

Things that are bad for you seduce you easily; you run towards them impatiently. But things that are actually good for you fail to attract you; you shun them creatively, finding powerful excuses to justify your procrastination. That is why I was impatient to abduct Sita, but avoided meeting you.” - Ramayana

Monday, March 14, 2016

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Feeling Bore... Wanna Try Something New... Try these arts.

Whenever you feel bore or want to do something creatively, just have a look at the following interesting arts.

1. Origami

2. Hand show puppet (Shadowgraphy)
3. Paper Puppets
4. Sand Art
5. Hand Crafts
6. Painting and Drawing

Friday, January 08, 2016

Patience - A Great Treasure

“Simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being. Patient with both friends and enemies, you accord with the way things are. Compassionate toward yourself, you reconcile all beings in the world.”
Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.”
A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh 

“This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body.”
Walt Whitman 

“Because paper has more patience than people. ”
Anne Frank 

“Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.”
Victor Hugo 

“Patience is a conquering virtue.”
Geoffrey Chaucer 

“He that can have patience can have what he will.”
Benjamin Franklin 

“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson 

“Your father, Jo. He never loses patience, never doubts or complains, but always hopes, and works and waits so cheerfully that one is ashamed to do otherwise before him.”
Louisa May Alcott, Little Women 

“To hold our tongues when everyone is gossiping, to smile without hostility at people and institutions, to compensate for the shortage of love in the world with more love in small, private matters; to be more faithful in our work, to show greater patience, to forgo the cheap revenge obtainable from mockery and criticism: all these are things we can do. ”
Hermann Hesse 

“Do you have the patience to wait until your mud settles and the water is clear?”
Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching 

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”
Harriet Tubman 

“Make your ego porous. Will is of little importance, complaining is nothing, fame is nothing. Openness, patience, receptivity, solitude is everything.”
Rainer Maria Rilke 

“Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can't go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.”
Margaret Atwood, The Penelopiad 

“Let nothing perturb you, nothing frighten you. All things pass. God does not change. Patience achieves everything.”
Teresa of Ávila 

“Without patience, we will learn less in life. We will see less. We will feel less. We will hear less. Ironically, rush and more usually mean less.”
Mother Teresa 

“There's no advantage to hurrying through life." -Shikamaru Nara”
Masashi Kishimoto 

“I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.”
Margaret Thatcher


Sunday, December 20, 2015

Great lines....

Rana Pratap and Subash Bose are examples of extra-ordinary courage... we have one more example—Dr.Subramanian Swamy

My goal is not only to eliminate corruption but instill courage in ordinary citizen and fear in the high and mighty.


Thursday, December 17, 2015

Ludwig van Beethoven Quotes

Today Google doodle is Ludwig van Beethoven.
Here are some of the quotes from Beethoven. These are worth reading.

Recommend to your children virtue; that alone can make them happy, not gold.

Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.

Nothing is more intolerable than to have admit to yourself your own errors.

Only the pure of heart can make a good soup.

Never misjudge the most faithful heart of your beloved.

I love a tree more than a man.

A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.

Anyone who tells a lie has not a pure heart, and cannot make a good soup.

Applaud my friends, the comedy is over...[on his death bed]

The day-to-day exhausted me! 

Even in poverty I lived like a king for I tell you that nobility is the thing that makes a king.

What is difficult is also beautiful, good, great, etc, therefore every person understands that this is the greatest praise that one can give, because the difficult makes one sweat.

Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life. 
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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

I read this story somewhere...

Yes. I read this story in a news paper. There was a donkey and its owner. The owner daily used to groom the donkey and take it outside. Everybody who saw this were praising the donkey for its beauty.  But it didn't realized that this credit goes to his owner.

Just the same way.
Even in your life you get so much praise. You always think that its because of your own effort. But it is very hard for one to realize that this is due to god.

What I'm learning...

You should be sensitive enough. But you should not be hyper-sensitive.
Fail - First attempt in Learning.
Ramudu evarini kuda veedu panikirani vadu ani anadu. Eshwara shrusti lo prathi daniki oka artham undi.
Guruvuni sevinchuta != Ayanani santoshapettadam kadu.
                                = Gururvu cheppina vishayaanni odisi pattukovali.
Guruvu mana kutumba sabhyudiga bhavinchali.
Pustakamu taanaipovali. Dharanaloki vellipovali.
Telisundadam veru - Anushtanam lo vundadam veru.
Vidhya sarwa lokamunaku upayogapadedhy undali. (Sarve lokahite ratah)
Paatamtho patu vishala hrudayamtho undadam.
Nerchukunnadi kriya rupamloki ravadam.

-* Keeping your mind every second alert is a biggest challenge.*-

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Pursuit of Greatness . . .

How to become a great man like Swami Vivekananda, APJ Abdul Kalam, MS Subbu Lakshmi . . . .?
Read their biographies. Live as they have lived. Speak like them. Do what they have did. Habituate their habits. Read what they have read. Eat what they have ate. Simply, be as they are. Reflect them.
This is one of the easiest way.

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Overcome even this . . .

I want few just few more days to forget. Yes, just few more days. I walked a long way on the path of purity. I succeeded few times but I failed many times. Fighting with oneself is the biggest battle a man can ever go. I failed many times in that battle. But every time I failed, I learned a lesson, which had a strong impact on me. Now I become little stronger. Everyday is very important in the path of progress. I just pray to god, not to surrender for any of the two enemies, raaga and dwesha. I can able to control them at my best. But that is not at all enough. I need to do so much practice saadana in this regard. I have to be very careful during the time of over eating, or eating the restricted food viz., coke, bakery food and all that which is not saathwik. Now all I need is a strong will to take many more steps forward. What is happened is happened. Everyday is a new beginning for continuing yesterday's progress with more enthusiasm and joy. Today I had samosa and coke. I should be very much careful with my mind especially today. The food we take has a strong influence on our mind. I realized this fact. Generally I don't like this beverages and bakery food. But today situation has prompted me to have. I was unable to avoid it. It was not in my control. Many a time, the external attractions and internal ignorance will always try to throw me again into that mud of likes and dislikes and its consequences. I'm using all powers in that path to overcome that evil force. 
But one thing I must learn very quickly. You should experience the knowledge but should not come to a situation to learn from your experience.
Hence gain more knowledge than yesterday and be more stronger than yesterday.

Friday, May 08, 2015

Friday, March 27, 2015

Bramhacharya Quotes from Vedas . . .

Swami Vivekananda said: “Brahmacharya should be like a burning fire within the veins!”
Sandilya Upanishad includes Brahmacharya as one of ten Yamas in Chapter 1, then defines it as "refraining from sexual intercourse in all places and in all states in mind, speech or body".
The Epic declares that Brahmacharya is one of twelve virtues, an essential part of Angas in Yoga.
The Sanskrit name for a student, Brahmacharin, is synonymous with the Sanskrit word Kamajit (One who has full control over his passions.)
Obedience to the Guru without questioning, and strict observance of Brahmacharya — this is the secret of success.
Hard-work is the keystone to virtuous earning with the sweat of one’s own brow, not by lottery, speculation and gambling.
Sanata-sujata said: That Brahman about which you ask me with such joy is not to be attained soon. After (the senses have been restrained and) the will has been merged in the pure intellect, the state that succeeds in one of utter absence of worldly thought. Even that is knowledge (leading to the attainment of Brahman). It is attainable only by practicing Brahmacharya.
The four steps of Brahmacharya
He must not consider any service as mean, and must not harbour anger. Even this is the first step of Brahmacharya. The practices of that disciple who acquires knowledge by observing the duties ordained for one of his class are regarded also as the first step of Brahmacharya.
A disciple should, with his very life and all his possessions, in thought, word and deed, do all that is agreeable to the preceptor. This is regarded as the second step of Brahmacharya. He should behave towards his preceptor’s wife and son also in the same way as towards his preceptor himself. This also is regarded as the second step of Brahmacharya.
Bearing well in mind what has been done to him by the preceptor, and understanding also its object, the disciple should, with a delightful heart think: ‘I have been taught and made great by him.’ This is the third step of Brahmacharya.
Without requiring the preceptor by payment of the final gift, a wise disciple must not betake to another mode of life; nor should he say or even think of in his mind: ‘I make this gift.’ This is the fourth step of Brahmacharya.
The learned have said that Brahmacharya is constituted by the twelve virtues, the Yoga-practices are called its Angas, and perseverance in Yoga-meditation is called its Valam and one is crowned with success in this in consequence of the preceptor’s aid and the understanding of the sense of the Vedas. Whatever wealth a disciple, thus engaged, may earn, should all be given to the preceptor. It is thus that the preceptor obtains his highly praise-worthy livelihood. And thus also should the disciple behave towards the preceptor’s son.
Rules for Brahmacharis
Manu*, the grat Hindu law-giver, says: “The Brahmacharis, as long as they are in school life, must get into the habit of controlling their senses by abstaining from alcohol, meat, perfumes, flower garlands and the company of the opposite s#x. They should avoid violence. They should give up Rajasic food, oil, eye-paste, gambling, gossip, lies, looking at the opposite s#x, striking each other, and sleeping with others.” 
The student should never, not even in his dreams, let go of his Veerya (semen). If he does it willingly, he fails in his duty. It is death to him. It is a sin. He is a fallen victim. By means of proper Sadhana (austere practices) he should try to preserve the Veerya. By the practice of Brahmacharya alone can he get physical, mental and spiritual progress.
From food comes juice or chyle; from chyle comes blood and flesh; from flesh comes fat; from fat comes bones; from bones come marrow. Lastly, from marrow comes semen. The Veerya comes out of the very marrow concealed in the bones. It is found in a subtle state in all the cells of the body. Mark here how precious the semen is! It is the last essence of food. It is the essence of essences.
It is said that a drop of semen comes out of forty drops of blood. According to Ayurveda it comes from eighty drops of blood.
“Brahmacharyena tapasa deva mrityumupaghnata—The Vedas declare that by Brahmacharya and penance the Devas have conquered death.” How did Hanuman become a Mahavir? It is with this weapon of Brahmacharya that he acquired unsurpassable strength and velour. The great Bhishma, the grandfather of Pandavas and Kauravas conquered death by Brahmacharya It is only Lakshmana, the ideal Brahmachari who put down the man of inestimable prowess, the conqueror of three worlds, Meghanada, son of Ravana. Even Lord Rama could not face him. It is through the force of Brahmacharya that Lakshmana was able to defeat the invincible Meghanada. The valour and greatness of emperor Prithviraj was due to the strength of Brahmacharya. There is nothing in the three worlds that cannot be attained by a Brahmachari. The Rishis of yore knew fully well of the value of Brahmacharya and that is the reason why they have sung in beautiful verses about the glory of Brahmacharya.
The Srutis declare: “Naayam Atma balaheenena labhyah—This Atman is not attainable by a weak man.” In the Gita you will find: “Yadichhanto brahmacharyam charanti—That desiring which Brahmacharya is performed” (Chap. VIII-11). “Trividham narakasyedam dvaram nasanamatmanah; kamah krodhastatha lobhastasmad etat trayam tyajet—O Arjuna! Triple is the gate of the hell, destructive of the Self; lust, wrath and greed: therefore let man renounce these three” (Chap. XVI-21). “Jahi satrum mahabaho kamarupam durasadam—Kill this powerful enemy, passion, by the observance of Brahmacharya” (Chap. III-43).
Women who are chaste can be called as Brahmacharinis. Through the force of Brahmacharya only, many women of yore have done miraculous deeds and shown to the world the power of chastity. Nalayani, by the power of chastity has stopped the rising of the sun to save her husband’s life. Anasuya has turned the Trimurtis—Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesvara as babies when they wanted Nirvana Bhiksha. It is through the power of chastity only, she was able to turn the Great Deities as babies. Savitri has brought back the life of Satyavan, her husband, from the noose of Yama by her chastity. Such is the glory of womanhood. Such is the power of chastity or Brahmacharya. Women who lead a householder’s life with chastity can also become an Anasuya, Nalayani or Savitri.

Golden Words of Great Protectors on Brahmacharya

1. Brahmacharya is abstaining from all kinds of Maithuna or s#xual enjoyment forever, in all places and in all conditions, physically, mentally and verbally. —Yajnavalkya
2. Thinking of a woman or her picture, praising a woman or her picture, sporting with a woman or her picture, glancing at a woman or her picture, secretly talking to a woman, thinking of a sinful action towards a woman actuated by sensuality, determining upon the sinful action, and bodily action resulting in the discharge of semen are the eight characteristics of copulation; and Brahmacharya is quite contrary to all these eight indications.—Daksha Smriti
3. Know that in this world there is nothing that cannot be attained by one who remains from birth to death a perfect celibate In one person, knowledge of the four Vedas, and in another, perfect celibacy—of these, the latter is superior to the former who is wanting in celibacy. —The Mahabharata
4. Brahmacharya or spotless chastity is the best of all penances; a celibate of such spotless chastity is not a human being, but a god indeed. To the celibate who conserves the semen with great efforts, what is there unattainable in this world? By the power of the composure of the semen, one will become just like myself.—Lord Sankara
5. And those students who find that world of God through chastity, theirs is that heavenly country; theirs, in whatever world they are, is freedom.—Chhandogya Upanishad
6. A wise man should avoid married life as if it were a burning pit of live coals. From the contact comes sensation, from sensation thirst, from thirst clinging; by ceasing from that, the soul is delivered from all sinful existence.—Lord Buddha
7. These s#xual propensities, though they are at first like ripples, acquire the proportions of a sea on account of bad company.—Narada
8. Sensuality destroys life, lustre, strength, vitality, memory, wealth, great fame, holiness and devotion to the Supreme.—Lord Krishna
9. Death is hastened by letting out semen from the body; life is saved and prolonged by preserving it.
10. There is no doubt that people die prematurely by letting the semen out of the body; knowing this, the Yogi should always preserve semen and lead a life of strict celibacy.—Siva Samhita
11. Caution in diet is of threefold value, but abstinence from s#xual intercourse is of fourfold value. The Sannyasi had, and has, a rule never to look at a woman.—Atreya
12. Let not a Brahmin see a woman naked.—Manu



Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Daamyatha - The Mission of 'Controling'

The term 'Daamyatha' is a Sanskrit word which Control. This word Control I understood in a broad sense. The ultimate object for controlling is 'Likes and Dislikes' (Raaga-Dwesha). Controlling Likes and Dislikes directly is very tedious and ambiguous too. Likes and dislikes none but the thoughts. Controlling the likes and dislikes should start from the objects of thoughts which are senses: Sense Organs and Action Organs. It also includes some of the unusual habits.
The Mission of Control starts here with tongue first. This Mission goes very strictly, very carefully and very Honestly.

Manmadha Ugadhi - At our Home

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Devotees never Surrender. . .

We, the devotees don't care this worldly pleasures. A devotee is the light of god. They never surrender for momentary pleasures. They never put these pleasures in their priority list at all. Their mind is filling with great thoughts of ancient Rushis. Some inspiration is given below.
Truly, one becomes good through good action, and evil through evil action. —Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, 3.2.13
 “Datta,” “Dayadhvam,” “Damyata” (“give,” “sympathize,” “control”) and “Shantih shantih shantih” (“peace peace peace”).

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Tameva Sharanam

I can't hood these many things in head. My head is not a just bin to hold all this waste. I leave all my desires and passions unto him, Sri Krishna. Tameva Sharanam. Sarva bhavena bharatha.

Bold Men - Bold Dreams

1. Celebrating Sankranthi festival in Coastal Andhra.

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Vidula - A great mother

When the queen mother Vidula saw King Sanjaya lying in his inner apartments shedding tears, following his defeat at the hands of the king of Sindhu-desha, she was enraged. Showing no sympathy for her cowardly son, she reproached him in no uncertain terms:
O unworthy son of mine, O enhancer of the delight of foes, I know not from what place you have come; you are no son of mine, nor of my husband. Do not disgrace yourself, do not remain satisfied with little, set your heart on your own welfare and do not be afraid. Get up, O coward! Do not take defeat lying down. Let not your enemies delight and your friends grieve over your fall. It is better to court death in plucking the fangs of a snake than die miserably like a dog. Fight bravely even at the risk of your life. It is far better to fare up even for a moment than go on smoking for ever. Let none born of royal blood be a mild ass. Son! Either show your valor or court the way to death. For, indifferent to your duties that you are, there is no need for you to live.

List of institutions which have Sanskrit phrases as their mottoes

The following is a list of educational institutions that use Sanskrit phrases as their official mottos.
  • Acharya Nagarjuna University -    
  • satye sarvaṃ pratiṣṭhitam / सत्ये सर्वं प्रतिष्ठितम् / 
  • satye sarvaM pratiShThitam (Everything is established in truth)
  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences - śarīramādyaṃ khalu dharmasādhanam / शरीरमाद्यं खलु धर्मसाधनम् / shareeramAdyaM khalu dharmasAdhanam (Body alone is the instrument of doing all duties/deeds, Kumarsambhavam)
  • Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham - śraddhāvān labhate jñānam / श्रद्धावान् लभते ज्ञानम् / shraddhAvAn labhate GYaanam (Reverent attains wisdom, Rigveda)
  • Andhra University - tejasvi nāvadhītamastu / तेजस्वि नावधीतमस्तु / tejasvi naavadhiitamastu (May our knowledge become brilliant)
  • Veer Bahadur Singh Purvanchal University- tejasvi nāvadhītamastu / तेजस्वि नावधीतमस्तु / tejasvi naavadhiitamastu (May our knowledge become brilliant)[1]
  • Banaras Hindu University - vidyayā amṛtaṃ aśnute / विद्ययाऽमृतमश्नुते / vidyayA amRRitaM ashnute (Eat nectar through knowledge, i.e. be immortal through knowledge)
  • Banasthali Vidyapith - sā vidyā yā vimuktaye / सा विद्या या विमुक्तये / sA vidyA yA vimuktaye (That is knowledge which liberates)
  • Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur - uttiṣṭha jāgrata prāpya varānnibodhata / उत्तिष्ठ जाग्रत प्राप्य वरान्निबोधत / uttiShTha jAgrata prApya varAnnibodhata (arise, awake, obtaining worthy (teachers), Know (the truth))
  • Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi - sā vidyā yā vimuktaye / सा विद्या या विमुक्तये / sA vidyA yA vimuktaye (That is knowledge which liberates)
  • Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani - jñānaṃ paramaṃ balam / ज्ञानं परमं बलम् / GYaanaM paramaM balam (Knowledge is the supreme power)
  • Central Board of Secondary Education - asato mā sadgamaya / असतो मा सद्गमय / asato mA sadgamaya ((Lead us) From Untruth to Truth)
  • Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology - swayam tejaswin bhava(Be self-enlightened)
  • Cochin University of Science and Technology - tejasvi nāvadhītamastu / तेजस्वि नावधीतमस्तु / tejasvi naavadhiitamastu (May our knowledge become brilliant)[2]
  • College of Engineering, Trivandrum - karma jyayoghya karmanah
  • Delhi University - niṣṭhā dhṛtiḥ satyam / निष्ठा धृतिः सत्यम् / niShThA dhRRitiH satyam (Reverent dedication grasps truth)
  • Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya - dhiyo yo naḥ pracodayāt / धियो यो नः प्रचोदयात् / dhiyo yo naH prachodayaat (May (the divine savitA) propel our intellect)
  • G.B. Pant Engg College (GBPEC) Pauri - tamaso mā jyotirgamaya / तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय / tamaso mA jyotirgamaya ((Lead us) From Darkness to Light)
  • Gujarat National Law University - ā no bhadrāḥ kratavo yantu viśvataḥ (1.89.1 rigveda) / आ नो भद्राः क्रतवो यन्तु विश्वतः / A no bhadraaH kratavo yantu vishvataH (Let good (thoughts) come from everywhere, from all the world)
  • Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University - ज्योतिवृ्णीत तमसो विजानऩ /jyotivranit tamso vijajnam
  • Gyanm College of Competitions, Chandigarh - ज्ञानम सर्वोत्तम सम्पदा /Gyanm Sarvottam Sampada
  • Hans Raj College - तमसो मॅा ज्योतिर गमय / Tamso ma jyotir gamaya
  • Hidayatullah National Law University - Dharma Sansthapanartham (for the sake of establishing the primacy of the laws of eternal value).
  • Hooghly Collegiate School - tamaso mā jyotirgamaya / तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय / tamaso mA jyotirgamaya ((Lead us) From Darkness to Light)
  • Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur - yogaḥ karmasu kauśalam / योगः कर्मसु कौशलम् / yogaH karmasu kaushalam (excellence in action is yoga)
  • Indian Institute of Technology Bombay - jñānaṃ paramaṃ dhyeyam / ज्ञानं परमं ध्येयम् / GYaanaM paramaM dhyeyam (knowledge is the supreme goal)
  • Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati - jñān hee shakti hai / ज्ञान ही शक्ति है / GYaan hee Shakti hai (Knowledge Is Power)[3]
  • Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur - tamaso mā jyotirgamaya / तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय / tamaso mA jyotirgamaya ((Lead me) From Darkness to Light)
  • Indian Institute of Technology Madras - siddhirbhavati karmajā / सिद्धिर्भवति कर्मजा / siddhirbhavati karmajA (success is born of action)
  • Indian Institute of Technology Patna - vidyarthi labhate vidyam / विद्यार्थी लभते विद्याम / vidyarthi labhate vidyam (One who aspires wisdom, attains it)
  • Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee - śramam vinā na kimapi sādhyam / श्रमम् विना न किमपि साध्यम् / shramam vinA na kimapi sAdhyam (Without effort nothing is possible)
  • Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad - vidyā viniyogāt vikāsaḥ / विद्या विनियोगात् विकासः / vidyA viniyogAt vikAsaH (Progress comes from proper application of knowledge)
  • Indian Institute of Management Bangalore - tejasvi nāvadhītamastu / तेजस्वि नावधीतमस्तु / tejasvi naavadhiitamastu (May our knowledge become brilliant)
  • Indian Institute of Management Lucknow - suprabandhe rashtra samriddhi/सुप्रबन्धे राष्ट्र समृद्धि/ (Better Management for a Better Nation)
  • Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode - yogaḥ karmasu kauśalam / योगः कर्मसु कौशलम् / yogaH karmasu kaushalam (Excellence in action is yoga)
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management Gwalior - viśvajīvanāmṛtam jñānam / विश्वजीवनामृतम् ज्ञानम् / vishvajeevanAmRRitam GYaanam (Knowledge is the nectar of Life)
  • Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal - vidyayā amṛtaṃ aśnute / विद्ययाऽमृतमश्नुते / vidyayA amRRitaM ashnute (Eat nectar through knowledge, i.e. be immortal through knowledge)
  • Indian School of Mines Dhanbad - uttiṣṭha jāgrata prāpya varānnibodhata / उत्तिष्ठ जाग्रत प्राप्य वरान्निबोधत / uttiShTha jAgrata prApya varAnnibodhata (Arise, Awake and Learn by approaching excellent teachers)
  • Indian Statistical Institute - bhinneṣvaikyasya darśanam / भिन्नेष्वैक्यस्य दर्शनम् / bhinneShvaikyasya darshanam (See one in many) (even in differences, see the unity). "bhinneShu eva ekyasya darshanam")
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad - yogaḥ karmasu kauśalam / योगः कर्मसु कौशलम् / yogaH karmasu kaushalam (Excellence in action is yoga)
  • Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya - prajñānam brahma / प्रज्ञानम ब्रह्म / praj~naanam brahma (Knowledge is the Soul)
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya - tattvaṃ pūṣanapāvṛṇu / तत्त्वं पूषनपावृणु / tattvaM pUShanapAvRRiNu ((Lord) Remove Thou the Covering (that the Seeker may see the Truth))
  • Kurukshetra University - yogastha kuru karmāṇi / योगस्थ कुरु कर्माणि / yogastha kuru karmANi (Do while steadfast in yoga)
  • Madan Mohan Malaviya University of Technology, Gorakhpur - yogaḥ karmasu kauśalam / योगः कर्मसु कौशलम् / yogaH karmasu kaushalam (Excellence in action is yoga)
  • The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara - satyaṃ śivaṃ sundaram / सत्यं शिवं सुन्दरम् / satyaM shivaM sundaram (truth, auspiciousness, beauty)
  • Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth-
  • Malaviya National Institute of Technology - yogaḥ karmasu kauśalam / योगः कर्मसु कौशलम् / yogaH karmasu kaushalam (Excellence in action is yoga)
  • Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication - आ नो भद्राः क्रत वो यन्तु विश्वतः
  • Management Development Institute - yogaḥ karmasu kauśalam / योगः कर्मसु कौशलम् / yogaH karmasu kaushalam (Excellence in action is yoga)
  • Manipal University - pragyānam brahm / प्रज्ञानं ब्रह्म / pragyānam brahm (Knowledge is the attainment of God)
  • Modern School, New Delhi - ""Naimatma Balheenien Labhya"" (Perfection can only be achieved by the strong/The weak cannot achieve perfection)
  • Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad - siddhirbhavati karmajā / सिद्धिर्भवति कर्मजा / siddhirbhavati karmajA (Success is born of action)
  • National Institute of Technology, Durgapur - udyogah purushasya lakshanam / उद्योगः पुरुषस्य लक्षणं / udyogah purushasya lakshanam (Industry is man's objective)
  • National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur - Udyamena hi siddhayānti kāryāṇi na manorathaiḥ / उद्यमेन हि सिद्धयान्ति कार्याणि न मनोरथैः / A goal is achieved through labor, not by desire only (from Nīti Śatakaḥ by Bhartṛhari). Full text: Udyamena hi siddhayānti kāryāṇi na manorathaiḥ| na hī suptasya simhasya mukhe praviśanti mṛgaḥ|| (A goal is achieved through labor, not by desire only. As a deer by himself wouldn't enter the mouth of a sleeping lion.)
  • National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra - śramonavarata ceṣṭā ca / श्रमोनवरत चेष्टा च / shramonavarata cheShTA cha (Tireless effort and attempt)
  • National Institute of Technology,Raipur - नित्यं यातो शुभोदयं / Nityam Yato Shubhodayam/Let the rise of goodness happen every day
  • Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology - ā no bhadrāḥ kratavo yantu viśvataḥ (1.89.1 rigveda) / आ नो भद्राः क्रतवो यन्तु विश्वतः / A no bhadraaH kratavo yantu vishvataH (Let good (thoughts) come from everywhere, from all the world)
  • N. L. Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research - tamaso mā jyotirgamaya / तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय / tamaso mA jyotirgamaya (Lead us from Darkness to Light)

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Life and Character. . .

నా నరనరాల్లో ప్రవహించే రక్తం శాస్త్ర సమ్మతము, వేదసారము. (The Great Saint, Swamy Sundara Chaithanyananda)
Have that kind of determination towards the goal. Attain that kind of will power. Until an unless you make your ideals as your life and character you merely achieved nothing.
In Vivekananda's words,
"Education is not the amount of information that we put into your brain and runs riot there, undigested, all your life. We must have life building, man making, character making assimilation of ideas. If you have assimilated five ideas and made them your life and character, you have more education than any man who has got by heart a whole library..."
Faith in one's self
According to Swami Vivekananda "faith, faith, faith in ourselves, faith, faith in God- this is the secret of greatness. Swami Vivekananda observed the history of the world is the history of a few men who had faith in themselves, and he it is faith which calls out divinity within. So he told, if people have faith in three hundred and thirty millions of Hindu mythological gods, and in all the gods which foreigners have now and still have no faith in themselves, there will be no salvation.

Stength of Enthusiasm . . .

Enthusiasm is powerful, O Aryan; there is no greater strength than enthusiasm. For one who is enthusiastic, nothing in the world is difficult to achieve. -- Ramayana

A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm. -- Charles Schwab


Monday, December 22, 2014

Not just an other year . . .

This year, 2015, is not just like past years. Some great thoughts are there in my mind. I may not write here.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

It's very hard to Habituate these . . .

I think the following things are very hard to learn, too hard to realize, too much hard to accept, almost highly impossible to practice. In fact they are lessons from legends.

  1. It is very hard for one to accept his mistakes. 
  2. Generally, so many people have an in built habit of pointing out others' mistakes rather than their.
  3. The hardest enemy and closest friend of (wo)man is ones' own self. He is the great of the greatest man in this world, who conquered his all senses. For the hardest victory is over self.
  4. Everyone is saint while preaching. But only few while practicing.
  5. It is best to be silent many times.
  6. Learn to listen.
  7. Never take chance with a biased personality.
  8. Learn to say 'ok' / 'Yes'.
  9. Speak well about others. Not of their faults.
  10. Never, Never, Never . . . Ever, Ever, Ever . . . Praise about you or your works with others. Never share details about you with others. It will destroy you.
  11.  Look like a child (No Lust). Smile like a child (No Jealous, No Anger). Sleep like a child (No thought about tomorrow). Live like a child (Human). My dear friend, be like a child forever, till the end. 
  12.  Try to become praise worthy rather than expecting praise.
  13. Do it now, what is supposed to be done then.
  14. Be friendly with all. Do not make enemies with your tongue, throat or thought.
  15. I'm sure. Some or other point of time in your life, you may at least once thank god for giving you 'Forgetfulness'.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Sayings from Sama Veda . . .

  • Saam Veda is considered to be the source from which Indian music has originated.
  • A compilation of richas (shlokas) is known as "Saama".
  • Richas form the basis of 'Saam'.
  • The beauty of speech lies in the Richas, the beauty of richas lie in the 'Saama' and the beauty of the 'Saama' lies in the individual's capability to sing it.
  • None other than Yogeshwar Sri Krishna has eulogised the greatness of Samaveda in the following manner-VEDAANAMA SAAMAVEDO ASMI meaning "Amongst Vedas, I am the Saamaveda."(Gita 10/22)
  • Saamaveda comprises of two main parts (i) Purvarchik (2) Uttararchik The middle portion is called Mahaanaam-nyaarchik, which itself comprises of 10 incantations. Purvarchik itself is sub-divided into 4 sections - Aagneya, Endra,Paavmaan and Aaranya.
  • One gets divine peace while listening to the incantations of Saama Veda.
  • Agni (fire) destroys the demons (vritras).
  • Agni is the deity, who shows us the (right) path
  • Agni blesses us with wealth.
  • O Agni, Thou are great ! Thou are the giver of happiness!
  • Agni is the protector of the people and the destroyer of demons!
  • O Agni! May you rise high like 'Suryadev' and be our provider!
  • Agni is the lord of noble valiance and good fortune!
  • Destroy 'people of hatred' with the help of knowledge.
  • Do not speak harsh words.
  • One, who maintains cleanliness keeps away diseases.
  • One who does not observe 'vrata' can never accomplish anything.
  • A scholar with exceptional knowledge is successful in vanquishing all his enemies.
  • Virtuous deeds make you great.
  • Benevolent scholars propagate knowledge.
  • One, who wears gems possesses wealth.
  • People of double standards never experience happiness.
  • Nothing can be achieved without enduring the 'fire of tapa'.
  • The provider of food protects one and all.
  • One, who is not a provider of food, I (God) destroy his food.
  • Knowledge propagated by scholars helps even the lowest category of ignorant ones to attain supremacy.
  • To attain salvation, tread on the path of progress.
  • Night,the provider of rest and relaxation, is propitious.
  • Agni dev's intellect is pure and benedictory
  • O Deities! May I never speak that which is against your dignity.
  • May 'fame' never abandon me.
  • A man of self-control becomes the master.
  • The yagya enkindles the flames of consciousness in human's mind.
  • Soma enthuses in us the enthusiasm to win.
  • A truthful person's speech is as sweet as honey.
  • Deities never favour the lazy and indolent.
  • Deities bless the diligent.
  • Avoid the company of those who abhor knowledge.
  • Never listen to anything that is evil.
  • Engage yourself in all that is auspicious.
  • You fight a battle everyday.
  • Having realized the truth, never become indolent.
  • The scholar by his specialized knowledge and by making best use of his 'energy' attains the ultimate goal and supremacy.
  • Fire enkindles fire
  • The propagator of who is always in touch with truth..accomplishes great deeds with the help of truth.
  • Adorn your speech.
  • Develop in yourself the capabilities to perform virtuous deeds.
  • A radiant scholar (master) is worshipped.
  • O Scholars! your good deeds have disseminated everywhere.
  • The fame of a scholar who has attained 'equilibrium' and whose deeds are 'supreme' spread everywhere
  • Religion makes it pure
  • A warrior who is well equipped for the great battle with appropriate weapons acquires wealth.
  • Bless us with radiance! Give us happiness and good-fortune...bless us with benediction.
  • Bless us with strength and power... Destroy our enemies and bless us with benediction.
  • Keep us under the shadow of thine valour and protection
  • There are 10 characteristics of 'Dharma' - (1) Stability of mind, (2) forgiveness, (3) benevolence, (4) abstinence, (5) purity, (6) Control of senses, (7) intellect, (8) knowledge, (9) truth , (10) abstinence from anger.
  • O Omniscient! fill the heaven and the earth with your divine radiance.
  • O intelligent Vayu! Come to us embellished with all your qualities.
  • One, who by the help of his 'knowledge',endeavours for the good of others, attains fame and makes rapid progress by the virtue of his capabilities.
  • Those kings, who do not conspire against each other... they sit amongst their courtiers in the court of 1000 pillars.
  • Imbibe the virtues of 'Vayu'.
  • Just as the carpenter gives shape to wood, in the same way Agni (Fire) purifies us and blesses us with success in our endeavors.
  • Salutations to the men of capabilities.
  • A person of self-restraint kills the demon 'Vala'.
  • May we live the best life in this world.
  • O Soma! May humans adhere by your rules.
  • The knowledgeable,in order to attain divinity, defeats all the wicked competitors.
  • We praise Agni, who assists in accomplishing 'Yagya' and who refines our intellect... one, who invokes the deities...the annihilator of 'enemies'...and the supreme motivator.
  • Indra and Agni are the embodiments of joy.
  • He makes the worthless, knowledgeable.
  • While making endeavours to purify his self, the 'sadhaka' practices the rigours of 'Yama' and 'Niyama'.
  • Thou are great just like all-capable deities.
  • The efulgence of 'yagya' appears pleasing and mellifluous.
  • A warrior who is well equipped for the great battle with appropriate weapons acquires wealth.
  • Bless us with radiance! Give us happiness and good-fortune...bless us with benediction.
  • Bless us with strength and power... Destroy our enemies and bless us with benediction.
  • Keep us under the shadow of thine valour and protection.
  • The 'dawn' knows how to protect.
  • May we contemplate upon you in each 'parva'(dawn and dusk).
  • Help in accomplishing our 'Yagya' for the attainment of our long life.
  • The devotee works assiduously to attain the wealth of salvation.
  • Alike 'Dharma', 'yagya' too has a path.
  • Friends never hurt or inflict pain on each other
  • Protect your children with your own efforts.
  • Thou are the vanquisher of enemies, irrepressible and mightiest.
  • A 'sadhaka' after having purified himself, illuminates the 'Sun of knowledge' in the 'heaven of mind'.
  • Those, who study the knowledge accumulated by sages, 'Saraswati' blesses them with milk, ghee, honey and water.
  • May humans enjoy bliss by the blessings of the 'purifying and benedictory' richas. He eats pure food and attains immortality.
  • O Agni, thou prevent the body from getting destroyed.
  • Just as the performer of 'yagya' is blessed with prosperity ,May we too be blessed in the same manner.
  • The great 'Surya' illuminates the heaven.
  • The king, by following the path of 'truth', gets benefitted in a special way.
  • One, whose path is all encompassing, protects us.
  • May your intellect protect us.
  • May we be receptive to your supreme intelligence and become strong.
  • Never allow us to fall prey to our pride.
  • Thou are brave and benevolent. Enthuse 'desires' in humans.
  • Just like Agnidev, who incinerates everything by His capability, in the same manner burn(destroy) the wicked and the ignorant ones.
  • Realise the potential of the mind and then rule it.
  • Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge is worthy of eulogisation.
  • Savitadev, who inspires our intelligence, may we contemplate upon His radiant form.
  • O Men! giving knowledge to ignorants, and forms to the formless thus rises the Sun after dawn.
  • Agnidev, after having ignited the 'havan' and then inspiring us to perform the 'rituals', keeps on moving upwards efficiently.
  • Great, brilliant and men of capabilities inspire us.
  • The 'donor' sees the immediate fruits of his benevolent deeds.
  • Agnidev blesses the 'donor' and the performer of 'yagya-karma' with 'wealth of reputation'.
  • Bless people with the light.
  • O Agni ! Protect us from people of diabolic tendencies and miserliness.
  • A scholar by his effulgence of knowledge, shines everywhere.
  • O Agni ! May you destroy all the diabolic forces one by one.
  • Having taken your refuge, May we neither fear nor get tired.
  • A scholar's fingers, by being constantly engaged in activities, acquire immense capabilities.
  • O Agni ! May thou not keep us away from 'battle'. Just as a labourer lifts loads!May thou prsented us the accumulated wealth, in the same way.
  • O Men! Look at the divine deeds of Vishnu; contemplate and then follow them.
  • A 'Gyani' treads on the path of truth.
  • Agni helps all to settle well.
  • O men! move ahead and be a winner.