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.
2.

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