Sunday, 8 April 2012

10 Commandments.... the last part...


7. Better the world around you

Life runs on commitment. If you observe every small thing or big thing in life, they go with certain commitment. Greater the commitment you take, greater the power you gain to fulfill that commitment. Greater the commitment, easier things are. Smaller the commitment, suffocating it is for you. Smaller commitments suffocates you because you have more capacity, but you are stuck in a small hole! Usually we think we should have resource and then we will commit. Greater the commitment you take, greater the resources will come to you automatically. Whatever you are committed to, brings you strength. If you are committed to your family then your family supports you, if you are committed to society, you enjoy the support of society. Commitment will always bring comfort in the long run. Make a commitment to make this world a better place to live. 

8. Dream the impossible.

Unless you have a dream, you cannot realize it. Every invention has come out of a dream. Dream the impossible. Know that you are born in this world to do something wonderful and unique; don’t let this opportunity pass by. Give yourself the freedom to dream and think big. Have the courage and determination to achieve those dreams that are dear to you.

At any given point of time, our mind is either angry or sad about the past or anxious about the future. Whatever actions you do in this state of mind, you regret after some time. This is how you get caught up in the same old cycle. Does it mean that you should not plan your future? No! you should plan your short and long term goals. Then and only then, life gets a channel, a direction to flow. When the mind is totally in the present, the right planning happens. Not only should you plan your goals, but plan the means and methods to work towards them. Do not make a list of all the things you want to achieve. Select few things that really matters.

9. Don’t kill others’ enthusiasm

Enthusiasm is the nature of life. We often have a tendency to put cold water on other’s enthusiasm. Reverse this tendency. Take every opportunity to praise others and support their enthusiasm. If you put down other’s enthusiasm, the same may happen to you. As you sow, so shall you reap. Someone without enthusiasm is like a corpse. How would you like to see yourself? Happy and bubbling with enthusiasm or dull and difficult to please? But as you mature the enthusiasm curve declines. Become one whose enthusiasm never dies.

10. Be a student, always

Know that you are a student forever. Do not under estimate anybody. Knowledge may come to you from any corner. Remember the ancient saying  “let knowledge flow to me from all sides”. Each occasion teaches you and each person teaches you. The world is your teacher.  

Friday, 6 April 2012

10 Commandments... Contd...


4. Nurture your emotions

A person without emotions is like wood without any juice. You need to make your life interesting to draw people to you. This will happen when you nurture yourself with music, prayer and service. The way to expand from individual to universal consciousness n to overcome personal misery is to share universal misery! The way to expand personal joy is to share universal joy. Ask yourself what can you do for the world? When you show kindness, your true nature comes into play. Do some random acts of kindness without expecting anything out of it. You don’t have to plan your acts of kindness. Just do something spontaneously. When you do random acts of kindness, you come in touch with your true nature.

5. Drop your prejudices

Learn to communicate effectively with everyone. Communicating without prejudice is vital for success. If you are faced with someone who knows more than you, be like a child and keep your ears and eyes open for learning. If you are faced with someone who knows less than you, be humble and strive to make them as good as or better than you. This new year make up with someone with whom you are not in good terms. Drop all your prejudices against gender, religion, caste and class as they do not allow you to mingle with everyone around you. Break that barrier. There are good people and bad people in every community, religion and every section of society. Don’t be prejudiced against them. When you overcome prejudice, you will be very natural, and your quality of life will improve.

6. Allow rooms for mistakes

Don’t be feverish for perfection. If you are too much of a perfectionist, you are bound to be an angry person. The world appears imperfect on the surface but, underneath, all is perfect. Perfection hides; imperfection shows off. The wise will not stay on the surface but will probe into the depth.
To correct mistakes you need authority and love. Authority without love is stifling. Love without authority is shallow. When you allow room for mistakes, you can be both authoritative and sweet. Also don’t make a mistake by pointing out mistakes!

Thursday, 15 March 2012

10 Commandments by Guruji


When you attend to the spirit, life attains its highest and becomes a celebration. 
Here’s how you can nurture the spirit.

1. Give the divine a chance.

Let your devotion flower and give it a chance to work. Prayer is a vital tool to improve your life. It also nurtures values such as integrity and honesty. If you are not grateful and prayerful, you will be miserable. What you can do, you do. What you can’t do, you pray for it! The feeling that “I am blessed” can help you overcome any failure. Once you realize that you are blessed, then all the complaints disappear, all the insecurities disappear.

The higher goals in life can only be realized through a few minutes of meditation and introspection. Meditation bring deepest of deepest rest. Deeper you are able to rest, dynamic you will be in activity. Even though deep rest and dynamic activity are opposite values, they are complementary. 

2. Take out time for yourself.

If for the whole day you are engaged in only gathering sources for creativity. Sometime during the day, sit for a few minutes, get into the cave of your heart, eyes closed, and kick the world away like a ball. But, during the day be 100 percent attached to the work. Eventually, you will be able to be both attached and detached at the same time. This is the skill of living, the art of living. You have to renounce all work you have done the whole day, only then can you rest in the night. Creativity springs up when you are relaxed. Taking out some time for yourself improves the quality of your life. Learning something about the breath and other levels of our existence is very important. 

3. Make your smile cheaper.

A baby smiles 400 times a day, an adolescent 17 times and an adult doesn’t smile at all! The more successful one becomes, stiffer the person is. Is being stressed a sign of prosperity, growth or dignity?

You should smile more. Every day, every morning look at the mirror and give a good smile to yourself. Don’t let your smile be snatched away by anybody! Usually, you give your anger freely and smile rarely as though a smile is costly. In ignorance, anger is cheaper and smile costly. In knowledge, a smile is free like the sun, air and water and anger is extremely expensive like a diamond. Make your smile cheaper and anger expensive! You are here for a greater cause. Just remember that. 

We will see the rest in coming days.... Enjoy..!! 


Wednesday, 14 March 2012

to grow spiritually...

Two things are needed to grow spiritually.

One is Authenticiy. How authentic you are when you say something ? Do you preace what you practice? 
Second is Intensity. How much passionate you are about it? Intense you are about it?



Friday, 2 March 2012

18 Golden Principles of Spirituality

In Shrimad Bhagvat Geeta we learn 18 golden principles or rather rules of Spirituality. Each chapter teaches us one of these. 


01. Self Confidence. 
02. Stop blaming others and your self.
03. Praise others and yourself.
04. Honesty.
05. Responsibility.
06. Let go of the past.
07. Acceptance.
08. You are going to die one day. Death is inevitable.
09. Life is mortal.
10. Faith.
11.Unity in Universe.
12. Love and Peace is your very nature.
13. Equanimity.
14. Search for the Truth. Self-exploration.
15. Dispassion and maturity.
16. Praising the beauty.
17. Respect and Honor.
18. Life is Immortal..

Thursday, 23 February 2012

The Importance of Nadi Pariksha - Ayurveda...

Often we think, why should we go for Ayurveda and Nadi Pariksha when we can easily get rid of any discomfort of disease by Allopathy?


Definition of the disease is, "any deviation from or interruption of the normal structure or function of any body part, organ, or system that is manifested by a characteristic set of symptoms and signs and whose etiology, pathology, and prognosis may be known or unknown." ( http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/disease, accessed on 23.02.12, 5:40pm IST)


We, as a life system, are made up of five elements, i.e. Space, Air, Fire, Water and Earth. The food that we eat, once it is digested, it gets mixed up in the body as various nutrients which is nothing but these five elements. The entire Universe is made up of these basic elements. 


When the condition of disease or interruption begins in our system, it first enters into the space element, which is our aura. Aura is all surrounding the body, the energy field body. Then, it enters into the Air element, which is visible as disturbed breathing patterns. If we are sharp observers we won't miss this phenomenon related to breath. The third stage of interruption is into Fire element, which is associated with our mind. The mind is made up of thoughts and emotions mainly. So, we feel so much of mood swings (emotional turbulence) as well as continuous thoughts. Then it enters into the water element, where it affects our blood, urine and all those systems which is associated with water in the body. The last stage is the Earth element, which is our visibly gross body. 


Allopathy can only detect any disease once it has come to the level of water element or earth element. Whereas, Ayurveda can detect it from any of these five levels. Not only can it detect which level the interruption has entered, but also it can say up to what extent it has disturbed the system there. Therefore, one must go through Nadi Pariksha once a month. Once you know what is wrong with your over all life system then you can take measures in due time. Prevention is better than cure. Allopathy can only cure a disease once it has happened, whereas Ayurveda can prevent it from happening on your gross body.

Friday, 13 January 2012

The qualifications for a sincere seeker...

Happy new year every one. What can be a better subject to discuss than Yoga Vasistha to begin a new year with !!


Sage Vasistha told Rama that there are 4 qualifications needed to be a sincere seeker if you want to reach to the ultimate truth. 

1. Self-control
2. Spirit of Enquiry
3. Contentment and 
4. Good Company (Satsang)