The Artha-sastra, refers to the seven limbs of the state ( SAPTANGA) : Swami (King);. Amatya(Bureaucrats); Janapada (territory); Durga (Fort); Kosa (treasure); Danda or Bala (army) and Mitra (allies).
Monday, February 20, 2012
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Extract from my BOOK -
1.49. GITA - ONE QUESTION - ONE ANSWER
Drutharashtra - the blind king asks
Sanjaya, who is a common man with a vision,
about the war and what is happening.
dharma kshethre kurukshethre
kima kurvathi sanjaya
For this question in the first sloka in Bhagvad Gita
the answer is in the last sloka given by Sanjaya
As where the physical strength of Arjuna
and the mental support of
the success will be.
Thus goes the sloka:
yathra yogeswara krishno
yathra partho dhanurdharaha
thathra srivijayo bhoothihi
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Today I was reading about Swami Vivekananda and noted down all the doubts that I encoutered.
He was regarded as a srutidhara. -- What does srutidhara mean? SRUTHI IS SPEAKING – DHARA IS NON-STOP,, MEANS HE WAS A GOOD PUBLIC SPEAKER.
His initial beliefs were shaped by Brahmo concepts, which include belief in a formless God and deprecation of the worship of idols. -- So, does Brahmo Samaj believes that God is formless? Does formless mean God doesn't take any form? Brahmo Samaj believes only in Single God Brahma? BRAHMA – ATMA..
His first introduction to Ramakrishna occurred in a literature class in General Assembly's Institution, when he heard Principal Reverend W. Hastie lecturing on William Wordsworth's poem The Excursion and the poet's nature-mysticism. In the course of explaining the word trance in the poem, Hastie told his students that if they wanted to know the real meaning of it, they should go to Ramakrishna of Dakshineswar. This prompted some of his students, including Narendranath to visit Ramakrishna. -- What is the real meaning of trance? LIBERATION . SAMADHI IS TRANCE
I crept near to him and asked him the question which I had been asking others all my life: "Do you believe in God, Sir?" "Yes", he replied. "Can you prove it, Sir?" "Yes". "How?" "Because I see Him just as I see you here, only in a much intenser sense." That impressed me at once. […] I began to go to that man, day after day, and I actually saw that religion could be given. -- What does he mean by religion could be given? MAY BE THAT WHAT RELIGION CAN POSSIBLY GIVE., REPEATED DAY BY DAY VISIT.. BUT THAT MAKES THE INTENSE IN-VIEW.
At Cossipore, Vivekananda reportedly experienced Nirvikalpa Samadhi. -- What is Nirvikalpa Samadhi? TRANCE.. LIBERATION
What is the difference between Monks and Parivrajaka's? MONKS ARE SWAMY / RISHI / --- PARIVRAJAKA IS WONDERING SWAMY.. ON MOVE .. AROUND AND LIVES ON BEGGING. PALM FROM OTHERS.
Vivekananda always carried two books with him —Bhagavad Gita and The Imitation of Christ. -- We know Vivekananda as a core Hindu believer, then why does he always carry Imitation of Christ book? and he also used to discuss about the philosophies and teachings of Jesus Christ? HE WANTED TO DRAW LESSONS TO THE CHIRISTIAN PEOPLE AND HE USED THAT KNOWLEDGE FOR THAT.. RAMAKRISHNA MAT SAYS THEY ARE SECULAR.. NOT HINDU
Vivekananda gave lectures on Jnana Yoga in the West. -- What is Jnana Yoga? YOGA / LIBERATION WITH KNOWLEDGE.. CHAPTERS IN GITA WHEN I SPOKE TOLD ABOUT KARMA (CH1-6) / BHAKTHI (CH 7-12) / JNANA – (CHA 13-18)
He also gave lectures on "The Cosmos—The Macrocosm and The Microcosm". -- What does "The Cosmos—The Macrocosm and The Microcosm" mean? MACRO IS UNIVERSIE AND MICRO IS ATOM – EDHA PINDE THATHA BRAHMANDE
He studied Mahabhyasa on sutras of Panini. -- What is it? PANINI ON VYAKARANA (GRAMMER) – MAHA-BHASHYA IS INTERPRETATION
At Porbander he stayed three quarters of a year, in spite of his vow as a wandering monk, to perfect his philosophical and Sanskrit studies with learned pandits; he worked with a court pandit who translated the Vedas. -- What is the vow as a wandering monk? VOW IS THAT HE WILL BE ALWAYS ON MOVE !! BUT HE STAYED FOR FEW LONG DAYS THERE..
At Ernakulam, he met Chattampi Swamikal, contemporary of Narayana Guru in early December 1892. -- Who is Narayana Guru? What is meant by contemporary? CONTEMPORARY IS PEOPLE WHO LIVED TOGETHER.. U R MY CONTEMPORARY.. WHE MET EACHOTHER.. NARAYANA GURU WAS A SAINT WHO UNDERSTOOD GOD AND FOUTH AGAISNT CAST SYSTEM AND WAS A GOOD FORCE IN KERALA.. CHATTAMBI SWAMY ALOS DID LOT OF STUDY ON CHISTIANISM.. AND WROTE A BOOK ON SURGERY ON CHRISTIANITY.. 9TH APRIL OIN KERAL ALAST YEAR I CONDUCTED A CONFERENCE .. BEFORE HP ON HIM.. IN IRINJALAKUDA..
During his first visit to America, he traveled to England twice—in 1895 and 1896. His lectures were successful there.Here he met Miss Margaret Noble, an Irish lady, who later became Sister Nivedita. Sister Nivedita devoted the rest of her life to the education of Indian women and the cause of India's independence.
Chachu once you have asked me about Sister Nivedita.
The ideals of the Ramakrishna Mission are based on Karma Yoga. -- What is Karma Yoga? means doing karma? KARMA I had explained in 11113 lecture as WHAT WE DO EXTRA.. NOT EVRY WORK
On the day of his death, he taught Shukla-Yajur-Veda to some pupils in the morning at Belur Math. -- What is Shukla-Yajur-Veda? YAJUR VEDA IS THE PRACTICAL RITUAL PART… IT HAS THE RITUALS IN BLACK (KRISHNA) AND WHITE (SUKLA) ---- FOLLOWED / LEARNED / TAUGHT / MAY BE WRITTEN BY THE TWO TYPES OF BRAHMINS..
Chachu I would be waiting for your reply.. reply me to my gmail chachu...
Thanks & Regards,
Monday, January 16, 2012
Vidhyadhari : Sir, you have written in “LIFE made SIMPLE” that we should not ask anybody to evaluate us, but our close one know us better no? so why not give them a chance to evaluate us and improve ourself if required?
DrTPS : Simple Living is living as what we are. Evaluation of others will make us not Simple. We superficially change for them. We don’t like it too. SELF evaluation and knowing what others expect from us is what is required. We know what is that expected from us by those who are close to us. Else how can they be close to us? How can you be close to them?
Vidhyadhari : Yes. I love it. They are not close to me and I am not close to them. But there are some people who don’t expect anything from us but only wants us to the best like our parents and guru. Isnt it good for us to be evaluated by them?
DrTPS : Don’t you know, wjhat your parents expect from you? Be a daughter to them, simply simple. Be with them, you will know. That will be the natural knowledge of their expectations from you. What they demand and at times when they are angry and shout at you are not the real expectations !!
Vidhyadhari : yes. True. Sir, these days I have become lazy, (due to holidays) I am not in my control. I am not able to work properly. I hate myself, when I don’t listen to myself. My head is aching badly. Not able to meditate. Not able to wake up early. I feel very bad sir.
DrTPS : Don’t think of how you lost time. Think what to do next. I am with you. Think of me, and my words. That is around you. Now you will be fresh and smart. My prayers are for you too.
Vidhyadhari : I am okay sir, I always wish to be your girl. Why did this happen? So that I can avoid it next time.
DrTPS : Be in touch. Remind yourself, so that u remind me of your presence. I am with you. U r smart, cute, never lazy. Chest Up and Never be Dull.
Vidhayadhari : Yes Sir. You are always in my mind and will remain so. I am recharged now. Will start working.
120116 – sms
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Do what you think
Happiness or sadness comes with little and big things we think more than we do. What we do is not important, most of the time what we do is not that fill the mind (manas). Our manas and buddhi can make us to do activity. Things that satisfy are the one done with the consent of manas not with buddhi.
At times an activity is important for self that is suggested by manas. But we restrict acting on it as we give importance to the feelings of those who mean a lot to you. Each one has their own favorite paths and these are like a turning and twisting paths, it has various forms and colors.
One can’t have happiness or can’t be happy in his entire life; many a times one is forced to do something against own desire. It may be true at the time of action that is justified by the manas; soon after which is unjustified by the same manas and buddhi. This makes the athma to be in pain. Such atma will only survive in troubles.
Each of us loves to be creative and be in different paths. This is the way of being simple, incidental and passionate. But may not get the justification of inner self as buddhi likes to be social, practical and conditioned. Such instance that is not loved by manas but justified by manas makes one to be unsatisfied. Unsatisfied feeling of the atma level is keeping one away from self.
Realized self is the one with actions that are endorsed by manas and buddhi. This makes the atma / consciousness always is ease. Calm, cool, pure and still is the desire in a free and fair life. This is possible only when buddhi justifies the desire from manas. Unified state of manas, buddhi and atma that can give LIFE in full enjoyment. What we think is what we do, and never have a feeling of “shouldn’t have done”.
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