Sunday, July 10, 2016

Being Great . . .

We always wants to be great. To be great, we have to do great things. Many people may not know what is that great things suitable for them. If you do not know, then the only way to do the great things is to do the daily and regular things greatly.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Beyond . . .

Beyond the visible beauty, there is something which is more beautiful in every human. What is that? Even I don't know exactly.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

I presonally thought to stop using the following . . .

1. Television
2. Mobile Phone
3. Social Networking Sites like Facebook etc.
4. Movies
5. YouTube
6. Internet (except when it is deadly needed)

Reading is a much better substitute for your brain and creativity, says Braverman. 
"Life is not about learning every second. TV is a tremendous potential source if properly handled. The problem is that it’s a difficult instrument to control. Some things have more destructive qualities, and TV is one of them. Just like sugar is a deceitful food, TV is a deceitful presentation of life."
The best result of this experiment was the sense of calm that has seemed to set in, and the waves of contentment that come out of nowhere. Sounds crazy, but it’s true. I don’t want to go back. At least not yet.

"Happiness comes from the interaction between inspiration and perspiration," says Braverman. "Anything that stops humans from perspiring to achieve something inspiring gives a false fantasy and an endless distraction from reaching your full potential."

Friday, May 20, 2016

Socrates Quotes . . .

“The children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise.”
“Let him who would move the world first move himself.”
“The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.”
“Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.”
Socrates, Essential Thinkers - Socrates  
“Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.”

“Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.”

“Every action has its pleasures and its price.”

“No man has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.”

“understanding a question is half an answer”
Socrates, Essential Thinkers - Socrates 

“Beware the barrenness of a busy life.”

“I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.”

“Be nicer than necessary to everyone you meet. Everyone is fighting some kind of battle.”

“One should never do wrong in return, nor mistreat any man, no matter how one has been mistreated by him.”

“The really important thing is not to live, but to live well. And to live well meant, along with more enjoyable things in life, to live according to your principles.”

“Children nowadays are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannise their teachers.”

“The greatest blessing granted to mankind come by way of madness, which is a divine gift.”

“Think not those faithful who praise all thy words and actions; but those who kindly reprove thy faults.”

“Esteemed friend, citizen of Athens, the greatest city in the world, so outstanding in both intelligence and power, aren't you ashamed to care so much to make all the money you can, and to advance your reputation and prestige--while for truth and wisdom and the improvement of your soul you have no care or worry?”

“Virtue does not come from wealth, but. . . wealth, and every other good thing which men have. . . comes from virtue.”

“To be is to do”

“The mind is everything; what you think you become”
Socrates, The Psychology of Fate & of Free Will  

“The misuse of language induces evil in the soul”

“When you want wisdom and insight as badly as you want to breathe, it is then you shall have it.”

“Is it true; is it kind, or is it necessary?”
Socrates, Essential Thinkers - Socrates 

“May the inward and outward man be as one.”

“The secret of change is to focus all your energy, not fighting the old, but on building the new.”

“There is one way, then, in which a man can be free from all anxiety about the fate of his soul - if in life he has abandoned bodily pleasures and adornments, as foreign to his purpose and likely to do more harm than good, and has devoted himself to the pleasures of acquiring knowledge, and so by decking his soul not with a borrowed beauty but with its own - with self-control, and goodness, and courage, and liberality, and truth - has fitted himself to await his journey in the next world.”

“It is better to suffer wrong than to do wrong”

Addiction . . .

The secret of change is to focus all your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. - Socrates.
“The unexamined life is not worth living.”  - Socrates.
Addiction is a disease and must be treated like we treated other disease.- David Sheff.
Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.- Jim Rohn.
An over indulgence of anything, even something as pure as water, can intoxicate. - Criss jami.

Suffer . . .

“If you don't get what you want, you suffer; if you get what you don't want, you suffer; even when you get exactly what you want, you still suffer because you can't hold on to it forever. Your mind is your predicament. It wants to be free of change. Free of pain, free of the obligations of life and death. But change is law and no amount of pretending will alter that reality.”
“He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.”

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Faults . . . .

“The true definition of mental illness is when the majority of your time is spent in the past or future, but rarely living in the realism of NOW.”
Shannon L. Alder

“Do not find faults, only forgive.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Too much expectations . . . .

Too much love will kill you slowly.. Too much expectation will kill you faster.

What makes earth feel like hell is our expectation that it should feel like heaven.

If you want to give yourself a fair chance to succeed, never expect too much too soon.

I kept my expectations low, which is one of the secrets of life.

Expect nothing; be amazed by everything.

Waiting patiently for the fastest bone is a dog's lifestyle.



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.

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