Wednesday, September 30, 2009

DISCIPLE REALIZES GOD BY SHOVELLING COWDUNG

A man went to a Guru desiring instruction. The Guru said, "Thou art That."
"Is that all?" asked the man.
He was not satisfied and came to Me, I understood his condition.

"Well, you will have to work very hard before I will instruct you," I said.
The disciple was ready to do anything.
"All right, the only thing you have to do is shovel cow dung for twelve years," I said and gave the man a shovel. After twelve years, I  called the man and told him, "Thou art That."
The disciple immediately realized Brahman as his own Self. It is the Grace of Guru.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

SUTIKSHNA BOWS TO GURU BEFORE GOD

There is a devotee in the Ramayana named Sutikshna, a disciple of Bharadwaja. One day he was absorbed in meditation when Bharadwaja appeared at the door with Sri Rama. Sutikshna had to think for a moment to whom to bow first, God or Guru. He bowed to his Guru first because it was his Guru who had showed him God.

Todays problem Solver

In a Hanuman temple lit a lamp of oil and donate 1 and quarter Kilo gm of Black Til. It will avoid any trouble.

Monday, September 28, 2009

10 Reasons to Try Yoga Asana

1.STRESS RELIEF: Yoga Asana reduces the physical effects of stress on the body. By encouraging relaxation, yoga helps to lower the levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Related benefits include lowering blood pressure and heart rate, improving digestion and boosting the immune system as well as easing symptoms of conditions such as anxiety, depression, fatigue, asthma and insomnia.

2. PAIN RELIEF: Yoga Asana can ease pain. Studies have demonstrated that practicing yoga asanas (postures), meditation or a combination of the two, reduced pain for people with conditions such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, auto-immune diseases and hypertension as well as arthritis, back and neck pain, and other chronic conditions. Some practitioners report that even emotional pain can be eased through the practice of yoga and Asana.

3. BETTER BREATHING: Yoga teaches people to take slower, deeper breaths. This helps to improve lung function, trigger the body’s relaxation response and increase the amount of oxygen available to the body.

4. FLEXIBILITY: Yoga Asana helps to improve flexibility and mobility, increasing range of movement and reducing aches and pains. Many people can’t touch their toes during their first yoga class. Gradually they begin to use the correct muscles. Over time, the ligaments, tendons and muscles lengthen, increasing elasticity, making more poses possible. Yoga also helps to improve body alignment resulting in better posture and helping to relieve back, neck, joint and muscle problems.

5. INCREASED STRENGTH: Yoga asanas (postures) use every muscle in the body, helping to increase strength literally from head to toe. And, while these postures strengthen the body, they also provide an additional benefit of helping to relieve muscular tension.

6. WEIGHT MANAGEMENT: Yoga Asana(even less vigorous styles) can aid weight control efforts by reducing the cortisol levels as well as by burning excess calories and reducing stress. Yoga also encourages healthy eating habits and provides a heightened sense of well being and self esteem.

7. IMPROVED CIRCULATION: Yoga helps to improve circulation and, as a result of various poses, more efficiently moves oxygenated blood to the body’s cells.

8. CARDIOVASCULAR CONDITIONING: Even gentle yoga Asana practice can provide cardiovascular benefits by lowering resting heart rate, increasing endurance and improving oxygen uptake during exercise.

9. FOCUS ON THE PRESENT: Yoga Asana helps us to focus on the present, to become more aware and to help create mind body health. It opens the way to improved concentration, coordination, reaction time and memory.

10. INNER PEACE: The meditative aspects of yoga and Asana help many to reach a deeper, more spiritual and more satisfying place in their lives. Many who begin to practice for other reasons have reported this to be a key reason that yoga has become an essential part of their daily lives.

DHAUMYA TESTS UPAMANYU AND ARUNI

The sage Dhaumya of Mahabharata fame was the high priest of the Pandavas. He had a big ashram and many disciples. Many children were sent there to study. Regular classes were held and most of the children were asked to attend. But there were two who were entrusted with other jobs and did not attend the classes.

These were Upamanyu who was given the charge of the cows and Aruni who looked after the cultivation. The other boys made fun at their apparent dull-headedness, thinking that they were unfit for study, but those two boys were happy and satisfied with their work. They were surrendered to their Guru's will. Years passed and still these two boys discharged their duties faithfully.

The other boys continued to make fun of them. Dhaumya was aware of the situation and decided to show their greatness to the rest of the ashramites. He called Upamanyu one day and questioned him, "Upamanyu, what do you eat that you are growing so fat?" "Sir, I eat only what the ashram Mother gives me," replied the boy. "Well then, do not eat anything from the ashram hereafter," said the Guru.

A week passed when the master called the disciple again. "One week has passed and you still have not lost any weight. What do you eat now-adays?" asked Dhaumya. "Swami, when I am very hungry I go out and beg for my food," replied Upamanyu. "Don't you know that you are supposed to give such food to the Guru? Henceforth, bring it here to me." But Dhaumya would not give any of the begged food to the boy to eat.

After some days the Guru called the boy again. "Now what are you eating?" The boy replied, "When I am very hungry I drink a little milk from the cows." "Don't do that in future," said the Guru. Another week passed and the Guru called the boy. "You are still looking healthy. What are you eating now-a-days?" "Sir, after the calves have finished drinking the cow's milk, there will be froth on their mouth. I lick up that froth and thus satisfy my hunger," replied the boy. "Do not do that hereafter," told Dhaumya. The poor Upamanyu could not find anything to eat in the forest. His hunger also became unbearable. He therefore drank the milk of a poisonous tree but this resulted in his losing his sight. One evening while bringing in the cows, the blind boy fell into a dry well.

The cows reached the ashram without him. Seeing him missing, the Guru went out in search of him calling, "Upamanyu, where are you?" Upamanyu was thrilled to hear his master's voice. "Master, here I am. I cannot see anything but I can hear your voice." "Son, meditate on the twin gods Aswini Kumaras and you will become all right," told the Guru. Upamanyu did as he was told and immediately the Aswins appeared and restored his sight. He came out of the well and prostrated at his Master's feet. Dhaumya's heart overflowed with affection for his obedient disciple and he said, "May your knowledge be perfect in all the Scriptures." In this way, Upamanyu became a learned scholar without even attending a class.

He is an example of implicit faith in the Guru. Now what about Aruni? Dhaumya once went out to inspect the fields and told Aruni that the water in the fields should not be allowed to escape at any cost. A few days later there was a heavy rain and the bund around the field started to give way. Try as he may, Aruni could not stop the water from flowing out. Finally, in desperation, he laid his body down in the mud where the bund was weak and in this way he plugged up the leak.

The next morning the Guru and his disciples went out into the fields to search for the missing boy, calling his name out loud. Finding him buried in the mud, the Guru pulled him out and hugged him affectionately. "May all the Scriptures come to youat your beck and call," was the blessing that the Guru gave Aruni while holding his hand on the boy's head. It was this Aruni who later became the famous Upanishadic sage Uddalaka.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Good thinking habits

Just use a problem solving technique for several weeks and it will become a habit. Redesign everything you see for a while, and that will become a habit. You can develop many good thinking habits with some effort, and then be more resourceful effortlessly from that point on. Use the power of habit.

Meditation posture: Sit up straight.

Posture affects your thinking process. Prove it to yourself by doing math in your head while slouching, looking at the floor and letting your mouth hang open. Then do the mental math while sitting up straight, keeping your mouth closed and looking forward or slightly upwards. You'll notice that it's easier to think with the latter posture. This is the simple meditation posture. Keep your body upright.

Meditation

A simple meditation you can do right now is just closing your eyes and paying attention to your breath. Tensing up your muscles and then relaxing them to start may help. When your mind wanders, just bring your attention back to your breath. Five or ten minutes of this will usually relax you, clear your mind, and leave you more ready for any mental task.

Today's tantra

Today Recite "Aim Hreem Kreem Chamundaye Viche" as much as you can.

THE MOST PERFECT GURU AND MOST PERFECT DISCIPLE

Once there was a man who searched the whole world to find a Perfect Guru. But, unfortunately he could not find one. All were either greedy, deceivers, fools or madmen. Finally he did find one who fulfilled all his expectations. A friend of his asked him, "What made you decide that he was perfect?" He replied, "Oh, after talking to him, I came to that conclusion." "And what did he say to you?" his friend asked. "Well, he told me that I was the most perfect disciple in the world!"

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Today Tantra

On sixth day of Navaratra it is her Katyayani form that is worshipped. That day the mind of the striver stays in Ajna Cakra.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Whats today

Second day of Navratri is of Godess Brahmcharini(Veda, Tattva and Tapa). She represents the Swadhishtana Chakra.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

12 sept

"Chant Om Namo Bhagvate vasudevaay" 11 times before going out for job today.

Friday, September 11, 2009

11 sept

Dakshin Dishaa Mein Deepak jalaayen. Light a lamp for 32 minutes or more in south direction.

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

10th sept

Chant "Om Hreem Namah" 11 times with concentration on mantra.

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