Friday, 27 February 2015

Shivalingam in the PashupatiNath Temple Complex. Though God is omnipresent and is everywhere. He is not limited by space, every place on this earth is his universe.

Shivalingam in the PashupatiNath Temple Complex. Though God is omnipresent and is everywhere. He is not limited by space, every place on this earth is his universe. But we still go to temples because they are located at a place where the positive energy is abundantly available. The main idol is placed in the core center of the temple, known as Garbhagriha or Moolasthanam. In fact, the temple structure is built after the idol has been placed. This Moolasthanam is where earth’s magnetic waves are found to be maximum. We know that there are some copper plates, inscribed with Vedic scripts, buried beneath the Main Idol. The copper plate absorbs earth’s magnetic waves and radiates it to the surroundings. Thus a person regularly visiting a temple and walking clockwise around the Main Idol absorbs positive energy. The ringing of the bells and the chanting of prayers takes a worshipper into trance, thus not letting his mind waver. When done in groups, this helps people forget personal problems for a while and relieve their stress. The fragrance from the flowers, the burning of camphor give out the chemical energy and lamp gives heat energy. The effect of all these energies is supplemented by the positive energy from the idol. Theertham, the holy water used during the pooja to wash the idol is not plain water. It is a concoction of Cardamom, Karpura (Benzoin), saffron, Holy Basil, Clove. Washing the idol is to charge the water with the magnetic radiations thus increasing its medicinal values. Three spoons of this holy water is distributed to devotees. Again, this water is mainly a source of magneto-therapy. It is proved that Theertham is a very good blood purifier, as it is highly energised. All the rituals, all the practices are, in reality, well researched, studied and scientifically backed thesis which form the ways of nature to lead a good healthy life.
Jai Shiva Shankar ~ Om Namah Shivaya!

Life moves so fast through and in our minds we resist change.

Life moves so fast through and in our minds we resist change. We try to stop things from changing, and we become attached to our past. Life is what is happening in the present. Whatever happened in the past is no longer happening now. Though we are often taught to live in the present moment. Though for everything life takes it gives something new. If we become attached to things that life takes away then we can't receive new gifts of life. Detachment is the key. But detachment doesn't mean we stop loving things or person whom we were attached to. It only means that we have to accept that there is nothing we can do to stop the transformation of life. Love and attachment brings suffering. We yearn for human love, which changes like seasons. We are hurt, we cry. We have to accept the change and the only option is to move on. "We don't stop loving someone, we simply learn to live without them!" Yes, Love doesn't change, Circumstances change! And We learn the hard way, the difficult thing in life is to learn to let go what you always thought was yours.! It's painful but change is the only constant..and you have to accept it! Isn’t that the truth for all of us, in all walks of life. Broken friendships, broken affairs, loss of someone in the family or friends. Realise this. Sometimes life doesn’t give you what you want because you Need something else. And what you need often comes when you’re not looking for it. You won’t always understand it and that’s OK. The key is detachment! letting go of the life you expected, so you can make the best of the life that’s waiting for you. It’s not easy, but it’s worth it.! Peace ~ Boom Shankar!!
Shubh Prabhat ~ Namaste!

Shiva, is Yantreshwar, The Master of Yantras.

Shiva, is Yantreshwar, The Master of Yantras. Yantras are mystical diagrams designed to elevate your level of awareness. alongwith mantras they lead to a more sublime state of feeling and being.
An excerpt from The Yogi and the snake from a chapter called TAT TWAM ASI
“Let us understand another great truth. Tat twam asi, that thou art, or thou were always that. Here, ‘That’ is the Great Truth; God, Consciousness, but, we need to perceive this Great Truth, and it can be experienced during the deepest meditation. You experience the primordial state of Being in its purity, you are at once everything, and everything is you, yet you are light, like nothingness, and yet you still are.
So, let thy body be thy Yantra, your breath is your mantra; meditate! And your devotion shall be fulfilled.” The snake bowed at The Yogi’s great blessing.


( A special Dialogue from The Yogi and the snake )
“Tell me”, asked the Yogi, “what is the best system towards progressive growth, what should determine the apex?”
“My Lord, history tells us that we have had kings, elected representatives, even intellectuals ruling us, many of whom, were just. But every time the system collapsed. Nothing worked”.
“Why not use a system of pure merit?” Asked the Yogi.
“If we have a system of pure merit to rule, it sounds ideal, but is destined to collapse also”.
“Why?” Asked the Yogi.
“Because my Lord, what will happen to those of little merit, where shall they go?”
“Those of the highest merit can devote themselves to helping those of the lowest, can’t they? “Asked the Yogi, “leaving those of the second highest merit to rule?”
“Agreed my Lord, but when those of the low merit are pushed up by those of the highest merit, where will those of the second highest merit go?”
“Down, of course! “Said the Yogi.
“Why, my lord, what would be their fault?”
“It is not a question of fault”, said the Yogi, “it is a simple law of Nature, what goes up, must come down.”
“Then, change the law of Nature my lord, else even your angels shall be condemned to fall again.”
“How”, said the Yogi, “can we change the law of Nature?”
“Replace the word merit with harmony my lord. Those of the highest harmony will teach those of the lowest. When they grow up, there shall be no problem in their acceptance. Harmony always accepts harmony. It is not linear only, like merit, it has no top slot. No apex. It spreads in all directions, it dances into new spaces? Teach us to be harmonious, my Lord.”
“You have grown”, said the Yogi, “I can see you blossom.”
"You are a great gardener, you cultivate your trust”, replied the snake
“Yes, and I trust my cultivation”, said the Yogi, “this is the real secret of gardening”.

Is The Universe A Miracle?

Is The Universe A Miracle?
Yes, especially if you have great admiration for the world that science reveals.
Is it possible to propose to a person with no religion that while the universe may be a random occurrence and meaningless in its existence, it could still mean a lot to a lot of people? The short answer is ‘no’, but the longer one goes something like this: a cosmic religious feeling. That’s a little like what Einstein felt when he said it was “an unbounded admiration for the structure of the world so far as our science can reveal it.”
But then Einstein is a very funny cup of tea which one suspects even he didn’t quite sip fully. That can be gathered if one comes to learn how both sides of belief try to claim him as their own, simply because his utterances were unfortunately interpretable to either side as favouring them. For instance, the awe and humility he felt in the presence of nature was a ‘genuine religious feeling’, but one which was firmly grounded in reality requiring no supernatural or personal God. Meaning, without a literal belief in deities who dictate or guide us along our paths through life, we should instead be seeing ourselves as grownups on our own and responsible for our beliefs.
G K Chesterton, the Catholic apologist, used to argue at one point in his life that all natural laws should be looked upon as magic because there’s no logical connection between any cause and its effect. He wrote:
When all my days are ending
And I have no song to sing
I think I shall not be too old to stare at everything;
As I stared once at a nursery door
Or a tall tree and a swing.
What about miracles in that case? Are they not evidence that something greater than an accidental universe is at work? Maybe we could, as many do, dismiss Jesus walking on water or multiplying five small loaves of bread and two fish to feed a multitude of people numbering over 5,000 who had come to see him. We could even disregard as wildly anecdotal, Swami Ramakrishna Paramhansa’s mother fainting after seeing him feeding Goddess Kali from his plate. Yet, there’s no getting away from the fact that even in the 21st century, the Vatican still requires at least two authenticated proofs of miracles before beatifying or canonising a person as a saint. So are all believers fools, or do the rest of the fools not believe in the same?
Retired physicist Matt Young, put it in better perspective when he wrote: “I have dismissed what I call popular belief such as the belief in signs or miracles on several grounds.” He goes on to observe that, first, most miracles can be explained or accounted for without invoking divine intervention. Storms and other natural disasters, for example, need not necessarily be seen as acts of God, as our ancestors who knew no better did. Therefore, we may reject the arguments of those who give God credit for all that is good and ignore all that’s bad. We can assert in fact that they’re using evidence selectively in order to bolster a belief that they have to hold on to under any circumstances.
However, here’s a slightly different take. Miracles are commonly regarded as violations of the laws of nature, whether by divine intervention, supernatural or human agency. Most scientists regard such definitions as paradoxical as the laws of nature are fixed and immutable, and hence, those who think they may have witnessed miraculous events have been deluded. Some, on the other hand, however — including the well-known anthropologist and ethnologist, Lyall Watson, author of Supernature — see such phenomena as “timely reminders that science is far from complete.” One suspects Einstein would have agreed.
And here’s yet another take. Why indeed should the universe be a random occurrence and meaningless in its existence, when it could still mean a lot to a lot of people? Is there a reason for this belief? Yes, if they believe it’s a miracle.
Om Namah Shivay

10 steps to success!

10 steps to success!
1. Self-Belief:
Success is begins in the mind. One has to be a believer, first, if one wishes to be an achiever. Never under-estimate yourself. You have no idea how often can you surprise yourself. So to begin with, let's get in the belief, "I Can."
2. Clarity of Vision:
There is no point running around without knowing where one wants to reach. you must get your job cut out. Greatest achievers in the world have been visionaries. Know exactly what you are best at and give it your best shot.
3. Setting the Right Goals:
The goals should be realistic .The goals should be achievable ,and yet challenging enough - neither too easy nor too difficult -something in the middle.
4. Be focused:
If the sun's rays are focused on a piece of paper with a lens, the intensity of the concentrated energy burns the paper. Focus on your objective will enhance the intensity of the effects of your efforts.
5. No Short Cuts to Success:
There are no short cuts to success. Divide your overall goals into smaller targets. Divide your monthly plans into weekly and weekly plans into daily plans and see how simple can things be.
6. Take Risks:
Without any risk no progress is possible. Life comes to a stable standstill. People who take chances are the people who get ahead in life. The only way to reduce risk is to take risks.
7. Take the Initiative:
People who take the initiative make the most of their lives. Proactive people do not wait for success to happen; rather they make it happen. As they say, 'JUST DO IT'.
8. Never Hesitate to Struggle:
No one has ever climbed a mountain just by looking at it. Struggle, hard struggle, is a key to success.
9. Own Responsibility:
Failure to hit the bull's eye is never the fault of the target. People, who own complete responsibility of their lives, are the people who make the most of it.
10. Never Give Up:
Many people who failed in life, where those who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. Success demands extra-ordinary amount of perseverance. Never, never, give up.
Om Namah Shivay

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Sree Muthappan Theyyam (VIDEO)

Sree Muthappan (Malayalam: ശ്രീ മുത്തപ്പന്‍) is a folk Hindu deity commonly worshiped in the North Malabar region of Kerala and Coorg region of Karnataka, India. Muthappan and Thiruvappan are considered to be manifestations of Shiva and Vishnu respectively.

Worship of Muthappan is unique in that it does not follow the Satvic Brahminical form of worship, as in other Hindu temples of Kerala. The main mode of worship is via a ritual enactment of Muthappan, performed daily at the Parassinikadavu temple. Fish and toddy is used as an offering to Muthappan, and people of all castes, religions and nationalities are permitted to enter the temple and take part in the worship.