Thursday, 17 May 2018

Ganesha is also known as Ekdanta, or the one with one tooth, because one of his tusks is broken.

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Ganesha is also known as Ekdanta, or the one with one tooth, because one of his tusks is broken. There are many popular legends associated with his broken tusk.
According to Padma Purana, one day sage Parashurama came to visit Shiva. However, Ganesha would not allow Parashurama in, for his father's sleep would be disturbed. When Parashurama insisted he be permitted entry, a fight broke out. In the course of their struggle, Parashurama threw his axe at Ganesha. This axe had been given to Parashurama by Lord Shiva. Recognizing the axe and out of reverence for his father, Ganesha refused to intercept the weapon. He bowed and took its impact on one of his tusks, which broke.
Ganesha, the embodiment of wisdom, is also depicted as a scribe to whom sage Vyasa dictated the Mahabharata. He is accepted as the god of learning and the wisdom. Sage Vyasa, the author of Mahabharata, wanted to dictate the verses of Mahabharata to someone who was capable of writing extremely fast, and without mistakes. Lord Brahma decided that Lord Ganesh was the only person equal to this great task. Vyasa told Ganesha that he would dictate the poem very fast and that Ganesha must take down all the verses without mistakes. Ganesha threw a challenge in return that he would write as fast as Vyasa dictates and that too correctly, but when dictating, Vyasa should not stop till he complete the entire Mahabharata. The dictation began, but in the rush of writing Ganesha's feather pen broke. He broke off a tusk and used it as a pen so that the transcription could proceed without interruption, permitting him to keep his word.! 🐘🌀💛🍚🕉❤️📿🎨💜🙏
Om Shri Ekdantaya Namah 

The Bhagavad Gita is the essence of the Vedas and Upanishads.

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The Bhagavad Gita is the essence of the Vedas and Upanishads. It is a universal scripture applicable to people of all temperaments, for all times. It is a book with sublime thoughts and practical instructions on Yoga, Devotion, Vedanta and Action. The Bhagavad Gita has influenced many great thinkers over the years.
Some quotes from famous personalities across the world on the Bhagavad Gita:
"When I read the Bhagavad-Gita and reflect about how God created this universe everything else seems so superfluous." Albert Einstein.
 "When doubts haunt me, when disappointments stare me in the face, and I see not one ray of hope on the horizon, I turn to Bhagavad-gita and find a verse to comfort me; and I immediately begin to smile in the midst of overwhelming sorrow. Those who meditate on the Gita will derive fresh joy and new meanings from it every day." Mahatma Gandhi.
 "In the morning I bathe my intellect in the stupendous and cosmogonal philosophy of the Bhagavad-gita, in comparison with which our modern world and its literature seem puny and trivial." Henry David Thoreau.
 "The Bhagavad-Gita has a profound influence on the spirit of mankind by its devotion to God which is manifested by actions." Dr. Albert Schweitzer.
 "The idea that man is like unto an inverted tree seems to have been current in by gone ages. The link with Vedic conceptions is provided by Plato in his Timaeus in which it states 'behold we are not an earthly but a heavenly plant.' This correlation can be discerned by what Krishna expresses in chapter 15 of Bhagavad-Gita." Carl Jung.
 "The marvel of the Bhagavad-Gita is its truly beautiful revelation of life's wisdom which enables philosophy to blossom into religion." Herman Hesse.
 "I owed a magnificent day to the Bhagavad-gita. It was the first of books; it was as if an empire spoke to us, nothing small or unworthy, but large, serene, consistent, the voice of an old intelligence which in another age and climate had pondered and thus disposed of the same questions which exercise us." Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Hari Om Tat Sat ~ Om Namo Narayana ~ Om Namah Shivaya 🕉🙏🕉

There are no mistakes in life, only lessons.

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There are no mistakes in life, only lessons. There is no such thing as a negative experience, only opportunities to grow, learn and advance along the road of self mastery !! From struggle comes strength. Through loss we profit. Even pain can be a wonderful teacher. So Don’t worry too much about it. You’re always where you’re meant to be. Trust the process, be calm by knowing that you will also be where you’re meant to be in the future as well. There is a quote that goes “Man plans, and God laughs” which I think is a perfect description of this. We can sit here and try to plan predict and work out what our future will be like all we want, but in the end it’ll happen the way it’s supposed to happen anyway! So just breathe! Eventually you will end up where you will need to be , with who you are meant to be with, and doing what you should be doing ! Love light & peace to all 👁🕉🌀🔱💀🐍🌙💖📿🌷🙏
Hara Hara Mahadev ~ Jai Bholenath 🔱👁🔱
Namaste ~ Blessed Thursday Beautiful Souls 🕉💖🕉

It all boils down to Karma. All good begins with good. All bad begins with bad.

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Will forwarding a photo or mantra of God give you good luck? No.
Will you get bad luck for refusal to forward? No.
It all boils down to Karma. All good begins with good. All bad begins with bad. Do the good deed, help those in need, brighten up someone's day. It might not happen all at once, but it will come in due time.
We have to pay what is due. We should be willing to participate in the same justice we too seek.
Life will be fair to those who are fair, and will still be fair to those who are unfair.
Om Namah Shiva

Monday, 14 May 2018

In the Nirgun-Sagun state Shiva is worshiped as the Shivalingam.

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In the Nirgun-Sagun state Shiva is worshiped as the Shivalingam. According to Linga Purana, the lingam is a complete symbolic representation of the formless Universe Bearer – the oval shaped stone is resembling mark of the Universe and bottom base as the Supreme Power holding the entire Universe in it.
Linga is worshipped because Linga contains everything of this world. In the Linga Purana, once sages have debate regarding why Linga form is worshipped. Goddess Saraswati vist the sages and states ;
"May the questions of the sages stop. The whole world is identical with the Linga. Everything is founded on the Linga. Hence, one shall eschew everything, install the Linga and worship it."
Godesses Saraswati also states that all Gods are present in the Linga form. She states:
"Brahma, Hara, Vishnu, Rama, Dhari, Lakshmi, Dhriti, Smrti, Prajni, Dhara, Durga, Sachi, Rudras, Vasus, Skanda, Visakha, Sakha, Naigamesa, guardians of the quarters, planets, the Ganas, Nandin, Ganapati, Pitras, sages, those lustrous ones beginning with Kubera, Adityas, Vasus, Samkhyaa, the excellent physicians Asvins, Visvedevas, Sadhyas, Pasus, birds: and animals— everything beginning with Brahma and ending with an immobile thing is founded on the Linga. Hence, one shall eschew everything and install the unchanging Linga. If one worships it, it is as good as worshipping everything installed assiduously."
Thus as every God is present in the Linga, it is highly auspicious to worship Linga. Trinities are situated in Linga and it is also stated in the next chapter of Linga Purana:
Lord Brahma resides at the root, Lord Vishnu in the middle. The lord of all unborn Pasupati in the form of Rudra resides at the top.
Similar interpretation is also found in the Skanda Purana ;
“The endless sky (that great void which contains the entire universe) is the Linga, the Earth is its base. At the end of time the entire universe and all the Gods finally merge in the Linga itself.” In yogic lore, the linga is considered the first form to arise when creation occurs, and also the last form before the dissolution of creation. It is therefore seen as an access to Shiva or that which lies beyond physical creation.!! 🕉👁🕉
Hari Om Tat Sat ~ Hara Hara Mahadev ~ Om Namah Shivaya 🌀🕉💙