Dec 15, 2006
Shri Swami Ramakrishna Paramhansa
Shri Swami Ramakrishna Paramhansa, a mystic, (Gadadhar Chattopadhyay) was born to poor Khudiram and Chandramani in the village of Kamarpukur, West Bengal province of Bharat(India). Gadadhar disliked school, and did not show interest in earning money. Instead he devoted most of his time with nature, he liked visiting monks, He respected people from lower caste.
Rani Rashmoni founded a temple at dakshineswar, Gadadhar was to decorate the deity Bhavatarini, he began to question if he was worshipping a piece of stone or a living goddess. If he was worshipping a living Goddess, why should she not respond to his worship? This question nagged him day and night. Then, he began to pray Kali "Mother, please reveal yourself to me, Am I not also your son?" he would weep and some times cryout loudly while worshipping, At night, he would go into a nearby jungle and spend the whole night praying.
One day he grew so impatient to see Mother Kali that he seized a sword hanging on the wall and was about to strike himself with it, when the light from the deity spread across the temple, the very sight of this devine illumination made him unconscious, it is a general talk that, when such a light comes out particularly from Kali, one should start looking at it from the feet to the head to avoid the ferocious appearance of goddess Kali, many monks have lost their minds and gone crazy when gazed directly at the illumination.
by doing so the appearance of the goddess takes the form of very pleasing goddess durga,
Ramakrishna was initiated in advaita vedanta by a wandering monk named Totapuri, in the city of dakshineswar, Ramakrishna started to remain in the state of Samadhi for six months at a stretch.
Rumors spread that Ramakrishna had gone mad, marriage was proposed, instead of objecting to the marriage, he mentioned Jayrambati, three miles away from Kamarpukur, the five-year-old bride, Sarada, was found and the marriage was duly solemnised. she remained with her parents till she turned 18, then she joined Ramakrishna, but by then Ramakrishna was way deep in renunciation, so Sarada become his first disciple, he began to treat her as the Universal mother and would perform puja, Sarada as Tripura Sundari Devi. He said, 'I look upon you as my own mother and the Mother who is in the temple'. Ramakrishna impressed upon Sarada Devi that she was not only the mother of his young disciples, but also of all humanity. Initially, Sarada Devi was initially shy about playing this role, but slowly, she filled it with courage.
Her renunciation is believed by devotees to be a striking quality that she shared with her husband in a measure equal to, if not beyond, his. The true nature of their relationship and kinship was believed to be beyond the grasp of ordinary minds. Ramakrishna concluded, after close and constant association with her, that her relationship and attitude toward him were firmly based on a divine spiritual plane. Devotees believe that as they shared their daily lives, no other thought other than that of the divine presence, arose in their minds. An account of such continuous divine relationship between two souls of opposite gender is unique in religious records, not known in any of the past hagiographies. After the passing away of Ramakrishna, Sarada Devi became a religious teacher in her own right and she is called as holy mother.
He soon came to be known as Ramakrishna Paramahansa, seekers of God were attracted to him, he taught the basic truths of religion for about fifteen years and eventually developed throat cancer and attained Mahasamadhi on 16 August, 1886.
Ramakrishna's taught oneness of existence, the divinity of living beings, the unity of god, and harmony of religions, he beleived that the primal bondage of human beings were lust and greed, he emphasized that God-realization is the supreme goal of all living beings, religion was merely a mean for the achievement of this goal. Devotees believe that Ramakrishna's realization of nirvikalpa samadhi also led him to an understanding of the two sides of maya (illusion), to which he referred as Avidyamaya and Vidyamaya. He explained that avidyamaya represents dark forces (e.g. sensual desire, evil passions, greed, lust and cruelity), which keep the world-system on lower planes of conciousness. These forces are responsible for human entrapment in the cycle of births and death, and they must be fought and vanquished. Vidyamaya, on the other hand, represents higher forces (e.g. spiritual virtues, enlightening qualities, kindness, purity, love and devotion), which elevate human beings to the higher planes of consciousness. With the help of vidyamaya, he said that devotees could rid themselves of avidyamaya and achieve the ultimate goal of becoming Mayatita - that is, free from maya.
The famous Swami Vivekanada ( 1863-1902) was his first desciple and he started the
Ramakrishna matth and Mission institute of culture in Calcutta in 1897, Swami Vivekananda become famous after his speech at Parliament of Religions held in Chicago in 1893, after a very hectic but short public life of mere 10 years, swami vivekananda also suffered from throat cancer and in the midst of acute physical suffering he left for posterity his four classics: Jnana-Yoga, Bhakti-Yoga, Karma-Yoga, and Raja-Yoga, all of which are outstanding treatises on Sanatana( Hindu) philosophy. He passed away at the young age of 39 years.
Under his leadership many national and international vedanta Societies were started, one in Toronto was started in 1968, Vedanta Society of Toronto, 120 Emmett AvenueToronto, Ontario M6M 2E6Phone: 1-416-240-7262 Fax: 1-416-245-3764E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Om Nama.H Shivaya
Sianala, Jan 2007
Dec 14, 2006
Shri Shirdi Sai baba
Shri Shirdi Sai Baba, a mystic, lived as a fakir in shirdi, begged his food and spent his renounced life under the neem (Azadirachta indica) tree, Shri Hemadpant wrote "Sai Satchritra in Marathi and was blessed by Sri Sai in 1910 to initiate this work, english translation of this work was done by Shri Nagesh Vasudev Gunaji, Shri Sai breathed his last on 15 Oct 1918.
Mystic's divine powers, he used to lit lamps with pure water, could pull out a burning piece of coal out of the ground using two tongs to lit his pipe.
The Samadhi mandir is at Shirdi about 15 KM from the nearest railway station of Kopargoan, which is about 296 KM from Mumbai, this is a grand temple and is visited by millions, boarding and lodging is available near the temple.
Datta Avatar Sadguru Sai! Majla Tthav Dhava Payi!!
More than three generations of my family have been worshipping Shri Sai Baba.
1. Shantachitta Mahapragnya Sai nadha Dayadhana!
....Daya Shindhu Satyasvarupa Mayaatama Vinashna!!
2. Jaata Gaotateeta Siddha Anchitya Karunalaya!
....Pahimam Pahimam Naadha Shirdigrama Neevasaya!!
3. Sri Gyanarka Gyanadaatya Sarvamangala Karaka!
....Bhakta Chitta Maralaahe Sharnagata Rakshaka!!
4. Srishti Karta Viranchittey patatu Indirapati!
....Jagatra alayaneta Rudratotuncha Nishchiti!!
5. Tujavenney Ritakotthey Tthav Naya Mahavaree!
....Sarvagnyatu Sai Nadha Sarvanchaka Hridayantree!!
6. Kshama Sarvaprardhinchi Karaviheytee Maaganey!
....Abhakti Samsayachatya Latta Shri Granivariney!!
7. Tudheynu Satsametaneyva Tu Indu Chandrakanta mee!
....Svarnnadhirupa Tvatvapadha Aadharey Dasaheenamee!!
8. Ttheyva Aataa Shri Majhya Krupeychakara Panjara!
....Shoka Chinta Nivarani Gannoo Ha Tava Kinkara!!
..............Jaya Jaya Sai Sadguru Parmatma Sai!
(Source- Shri Shiridi Sai baba Jivitha Charitra - Shri Patti Narayana Rao)
Shri Sai Nitya Daiva Prardana
Karuna murthy agu o sai maachittam sarva kala sarvavasthalayandunu mee padaara vindamlu yandu lagnam aii achanchalam ayna bhakti to kuudi undunatulu anugrahimpumu!
## Guardian of forgiveness O Sai please bless my heart so that always and all the time it is focused at your feet with unshaken and un distracted devotion.##
Paramadayanidhi baba! prataakalam nidra lechinadi modalu marla parundu varukunu manovakayam maa valana evari ki ni apakaram kalga kundunatlunu itara prana kotlaku upakaram cheyyu lagunu sadbudhini daya cheyamu.
## Prime Guardian of forgiveness! Please bless me with good intended mind so that right from getting out of bed in the morning till again falling asleep, I should utter only to do good but not to hurt anyone. ##
Sacchidanandamurthy! sadguru! O Shiridi Sha! Maa antha karnamunandu yenaddunu ye vidhamayna dustha sankalpam gaani vishaya vasana gaani agyana vruuti gaani jora padakundulatnu daya to anugrahimpu nu.
## Sacchidananda murthy! O Good teacher! O Shiridi Sai! Please guide my soul so that it does not rush into any kind of evil intentions, evil obsessions & habits, and ignorant jobs##
Nimba vriksha mula nivasa! abhaya svarupa! maa yandu bhakti, gyana vairaga beejam ankurinchi sheegramga pravrudamulagunatlu ashirvadimpamu mariyu ee janmam nande kadateri mee saanidhyamu na ketanchitavalisina shakti samardyamulunu karuna to nosangumu.
##O resident of the Neem Tree! Fearless Form of god! Please plant the seed of renunciation in me and bless me with abilities to overcome the desires of this physical life.##
Daasa guna hridya nandunavu deenalu palita kalpavriksha swarupudavu! neevu tappa naku inka evaru dikku?
## Your heart beats for all the downtrodden and poor, you are god's form of "tree of wish " for the poor, other than you who is my caretaker##
Ninnu ashrainchitini asatu nuunchi satunaku konipamu ! tamsu nundi jyoti loni ki teesukoni pomu, mrutyu nundi amrutatvamu pondacheyumu eede naa vinatee anugrahimpumu nee dari cherichkonumu.
## As I lean on to you, Please bless me so that I can walk from untruth to truth, from darkness to light, from death towards ambrosia, this is my request, please accept my request so that I can reach you##
Om Sai Ram Sai Ram Sai Ram Sai.
Eee Prardhana Ubhaya Velalo Smarinichvariki Sai Eeshu Ni Anugraham tappaka kalugutundi.
## Those who read this prayer in the morning, will definitely receive Shri Sai Eeshu's blessings##
Shri Sai Gayatri Mantra
Gyana Rupaya Vidmahe
Avadhutaya Dhi Mahi
Tanno Sai Prachodayat.
Om Shri Sai Devo Namah!
SIanala, Dec 31, 2006
May Shri Sai Baba
bring us a very Happy and Prosperous
New Year 2007
Om Sri Gurave Namah!
Mahatma's few famous quotes
(Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi)
All the religions of the world, while they may differ in other respects, unitedly proclaim that nothing lives in this world but Truth.
Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.
Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest.
Breach of promise is a base surrender of truth.
Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.
Everyone who wills can hear the inner voice.
Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
God is, even though the whole world deny him. Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self-sustained.
It is within everyone.An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.
I would heartily welcome the union of East and West provided it is not based on brute force.
In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
In matters of conscience, the law of the majority has no place.
In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart
It has always been a mystery to me how men can feel themselves honoured by the humiliation of their fellow beings.
It is any day better to stand erect with a broken and bandaged head then to crawl on one's belly, in order to be able to save one's head.
Love never claims, it ever gives. Love ever suffers, never resents never revenges itself.
Man can never be a woman's equal in the spirit of selfless service with which nature has endowed her.
My religion is based on truth and non-violence. Truth is my God. Non-violence is the means of realising Him.
Non-violence requires a double faith, faith in God and also faith in man.
Peace is its own reward.
Poverty is the worst form of violence.
Prayer is a confession of one's own unworthiness and weakness.
Prayer is not an old woman's idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action.
Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening.
The good man is the friend of all living things.
The real ornament of woman is her character, her purity.
The spirit of democracy is not a mechanical thing to be adjusted by abolition of forms. It requires change of heart.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Those who know how to think need no teachers.
Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear.
Truth never damages a cause that is just.
Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self-sustained.
We must become the change we want to see in the world.
Where love is, there God is also.
Where there is love there is life.
You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
Om Namah Shivaya!
Sianala, Dec, 2006
Dec 8, 2006
Line of Heart as the name suggests concerns heart activity, and it is the third most important line after the fate line and the line of intelligence, this line starts on the percussion side of the palm below the little finger, it travels from right to left in a left hand and from left to right a right hand dividing the palm roughly into 1/3 on the top and 2/3 below it, three very basic types of lines are, one ending very bluntly between the saturn finger and the index finger (most common), second is curved up to the mount of Jupiter i.e. below the Index finger, and the third type is curved up to saturn mount i.e. below the middle finger, it might not reach up to the mount, but again we have to see the position of mount if it is placed right below the middle finger.
It is a well known fact that the heart has to do with feelings, relations, courage, fear, intution, emotions, every time we receive a bad or good news, it is this heart that takes the extra load, it is this heart that fails when a native fails in his/her endeavours, it is this heart which cries when love fails, it is this heart that floats in ecstasy when something good happens, it is this place where the soul resides, it is this heart which skips a beat when starteled, it is this heart that makes a man tough and week, it is this heart that makes a women sensitive, loving and senseless, barren, it is this heart that forces us to take all decisions based on our emotions, it is this heart that keeps us going when even the brain goes blank, it is this heart, where we feel the pain, when we loose something so dear to us, it is this heart which when activated by kundalini energy through the Anahatha Chakra, the fourth chakra in the astral body, beautiful cosmic music can be heard by the native, it is like someone had just opened a music shop in the heart, cosmic tunes flow through this astral point of our physical existence, it is this heart, where the four chambers are closed by a priest before commencing his prayer, so that no evil enters it and only divine energies pass or reside in it.
HUMAN HEART AND DIVINE HEART
A sacred heart
Is God's inspiration.
A secret heart
Is man's imagination.
A crying heart
Is man s illumination.
A self-giving heart
Is God s realisation.
A surrendered human heart
Reaches God's transcendental Heights
A perfect and manifested heart
Is the pride of God's Reality-dream.
A surrendered divine heart
Is the smile of the Absolute Supreme.
Fig P4A 1 to 6 shows various types of lines of Heart, no1 shows a thin line with pale color, mostly found in weak or soft feminine hands, no 2 shows pink and thin line, found mostly in normal people, no 3 shows dark colored but normal depth, found in careful but active individuals, no 4 shows pale colored but thick line, found in weak but stressed individuals, no 5 shows a normal person but stressed, no 6 shows dark colored and thick line, mostly seen in very rough hands with thick palm skin, very active, aggressive individuals, also sometime over strained, stress is because of biting more than they can chew, or taking too much load, so the native is stressed and strained mostly physical.
A good line of Heart is as shown in Fig P4B1, with finely curved and well placed between the base of fingers and the line of Intelligence, proper colour, depth and length, which would mean that the native is blessed with a very well balanced physical, mental, emotional and practical side, so definitely he/she will have very good physique and nature, provided the line is not punctuated with marks, crosses and breaks.
If the gap below the line of heart is smaller than the gap above it, then the individual suffers from confusion between the heart and brain matters, in a way stuck between two extremes practical and emotional sides of his character, but the positive side of this aspect is, the sex life of this native is bound to be very fulfilling and complete, if the gap above the line of heart is smaller than the gap below it than the native suffers from lack of emotional side and the life is more practical and even the sex life also becomes a matter of biological need. if the line is too straight and stops abruptly below the mount of Saturn or sometimes below the mount of Mercury or mount of Apollo, then the native is more interested in worldly affairs like, accumulating wealth, fame, material benefits, and will have less inclination towards sensual attractions, if the line is too much curved than the native is obsessed with the sensual attractions and will strive hard to fulfill those, a normal curve reaching the point between the Index finger and the middle finger, such a native will be balanced in both the material and sensual attractions, but if such a line reaches the mount of Saturn, than the native will be very disciplined in his dealing with opposite Sex and also will maintain a good material living, will be inclined towards accumulation and will strive hard to attain or retain the status, If the line ends up in the mount area of Jupiter i.e. below the Index finger the native will be very clear and clean in his dealings with the opposite Sex and will have inclination towards learning and preaching or teaching the good texts even in the heart matters, a sex therapist.
Fig P4C shows various types of lines of heart with afflictions in other wise a very normal and good line of heart, no1 has a break in the line below the possible position of mount of Saturn, meaning that the native at that time point lacked the discipline, energy for material accumulations, instead the Saturn made him to look at the romantic side of life, all practicalities vanished and the life would be more like a dream, floating through unrealities, but once the native is grounded back to the grave realities of the life, the touch down would not be very smooth, the same gap if it is below the Jupiter, then the ethics, and priciples might take a nose dive, below Apollo mount, fame and popularity will vanish, and below Mercurian mount the business, public affairs, and communications with everyone, especially with the opposite sex might take a fall. Similar results or phala can be derived from the lines if they stop below the different mounts or fingers as shown in figures, P4C1,2,3 and 4.
Fig P4D shows various normal lines of Heart punctuated with various signs and marks, some are favourable and some are not, a dot or a black spot is a very bad sign in a line of Heart, it suggest possible block in the pumping station, a circle shows internal flooding, small lines leaving the line of Heart, loss of energy, small lines joining the line of Heart, gaining energy, and a cross, contradicting energies joining and then leaving the native high and dry, in that area of life, again determined by the mount under which the cross or the sign appears, few ( 3 to 4 parallel lines above the line of Heart and below the base of fingers are a good sign in that area of life, it shows multiple avenues available to reap the benefits.
More to follow ..............by the way all the palm prints were drawn on my younger daughter nicki's hand, she loved it.
Om Nama.H Shivaya!
SIanala, Jan, 2007
Labels: Science of Palm
Dec 7, 2006
Line of Intelligence is popular as "Head line", as the name suggests it concerns head activity, I prefer "line of intelligence" as it has do with the brain/intelligence of the native, and the head line is the second most important line after the fate line, this line starts between the index finger and the thumb, mostly it emerges with the life line, and it travels from right to left in the right hand and from left to right in the left hand dividing the palm into two half's, three very basic types of lines are one straight (less common), second is straight up to middle of the palm and then curves upwards towards the percussion side of the palm, and the third type is straight till middle of the palm and then curves downward towards the lunar mount (most common but the length of the line varies).
Extreme cases of this line are, first, a very short line emerging below the index finger, independent from the life line and stops below the Saturn finger, this native had very difficult childhood without any parental support, then he suffered from frequent head aches and has a tendency to take things in a rash manner, I would say it is very primitive brain, lacking sensitivity, which could not develop and had gone through multiple trauma during early childhood, and ultimately the adulthood also suffers, interestingly the fate line also suffers due this shortcoming.
second is a very fine, lengthy head line ending in the percussion side of the palm, mostly curved downwards and reaching up to the base of the palm in the lunar mount, this is high side of intelligence, everything is refined to the highest level, highly creative, highly imaginative but sometimes with a tendency to suffer from illusions, but again is gifted to reach the unknown or untouched spheres of life, highly sensitive, highly evolved brain sometimes not suitable for routine life, or normal life, such natives are lost in their own worlds and have the ability to create/invent and indulge in thoughts, which a normal or logical brain cannot, I would say a very gifted intelligentsia but the native needs to guard his feelings and encapsulate himself in a artificial thick skin to safe guard his/her interests.
Fig P3A 1 to 6 shows various types of lines of intelligence, no 1 shows a thin line with pale color, mostly found in weak or soft feminine hands, no 2 shows pink and thin line, found mostly in normal people, no 3 shows dark colored but normal depth, found in careful but active individuals, no 4 shows pale colored but thick line, found in weak but stressed individuals, no 5 shows a normal person but stressed, no 6 shows dark colored and thick line, mostly seen in very rough hands with thick palm skin, very active, aggressive individuals, also sometime over strained, stress is because of biting more than they can chew, or taking too much load, so the native is stressed and strained, mostly these individuals are very emotional, the best line one can have in active individuals is line of intelligence close to appearance as shown in Fig P3A5 and Fig P3A2 in case of inactive males and most of the females resp.
A good line of intelligence is as shown in Fig P3B1, with straight direction, proper colour, depth and length =, which would mean that the native is blessed with a very well balanced intelligence in terms of the emotional and logical senses, so definitely he/she will have good education, good grasping power, memory, analytical ability, good creativity and logical sense, and above all very well placed common sense, provided the line is not punctuated with marks, crosses and breaks.
A line of intelligence (Fig P3B2) starting with the life line and then travels straight up to the point below the ring finger and then takes the upward direction towards the percussion side of the palm, it suggests that the native is endowed with a very balanced mind but he/she depends more on his/her logical prowess than their emotional senses, in a similar situation if the line travels towards the Lunar mount, Fig P3B3, it would suggest that the native though endowed with a very superior intelligence depends more on his/her emotional senses than the logical prowess, and the penetration of the line of intelligence in to the lunar mount would enhance the dependence on the emotional senses, this native is bound to be very creative, and will have a exemplary imagination, but some times it might cause him/her worry, for being too imaginative and the native is influenced by the moon as the mind is controlled by the moon, so the natives mind will behave like a lunar cycle or ocean tides.
Line of intelligence as shown in Fig P3B4 & P3B5 belong to individuals who are very versatile and very controlled, they can be very logical and at the same time very emotional or might incline towards romanticism, yet might live a very practical life, and these individuals are jack of all trades, masters of many languages, subjects, they fare equally well in mathematics and at the same time excel in philosophy, in a way they are versatile by all means (Author of this blog has head line similar to Fig P3B5). the last one no 6 is a very normal and healthy head line.
Fig P3C1 -3 depicts different lengths of line of intelligence, in such cases one should also look for the length of fate line, heart line and life line to determine the longevity and health of the native, a normal hand by all means with a very short head line would only suggest that the development of the brain stopped or started very late or started very early but stopped, and the such lines of intelligence will definitely mar the educative and learning capacities of the native, no 4 is a simian line, where the heart line and head line merge into a single line traversing from left to right in a left hand, and right to left in right hand, individuals with such a line lead a very normal life and do not suffer from dilemma' while taking emotional or logical decisions.
No 5 is a line of intelligence running very close to the life line and then stopped, suggesting that the native needed long parental care and the development of brain is totally dependent on the parental behaviour or environment created by the parents. No 6 shows various points of emergence of head line, the middle one is the normal one.
Fig P3D shows the emotionally inclined line of intelligence and the initiation of curve below the little, ring or Saturn finger, which means that the individual will exercise his creativity and imaginative talents in suggested fields of his/her life, little finger is for relations, business, communications, ring finger is for fame, authority, government deals, and Saturn finger is for materialistic life. No 4 shows a versatile line of intelligence with cause for such a development, and no 5 again shows versatile line of intelligence but creativity and imagination limited to the artistic fields, and No 6 shows change in learning directions from science to arts, arts to science, maths to philosophy, etc.
Fig P3G1 shows various possible marks or signs, a dot would mean complete block in the energy flow so it would definitely result in some kind of mental trauma to the native, if present in the fate line and life line at the same time pint, it should be considered seriously. a cross above the head line below the Saturn finger or the Ring finger is a mystic cross present in mystics with enhanced intuitive minds, no 2 and 3 are head line crossed by influence lines, no 4 a cross above the line of intelligence below the index finger or the Jupiter mount suggests possible love marriage, no 5 shows a whorl below the line of intelligence in the lower mars mount, which indicates that the native has a very controlled emotional temper and is able to keep his cool even in a very grave situation and also is able to keep a cap on the anger, and fathers blessing are also available, no 6 is a simian line. no 4 also shows few perpendicular` lines touching the line of intelligence from below in upper mars and lower mars area, these are influence of mother and father in day to day life of the native or in the development of the native.
Om Namah Shivaya!
SIanala, Dec 2006
Labels: Science of Palm