Light is considered as a symbol of auspiciousness, prosperity & abundance in my Hindu religion. It obviously brings energy, positive vibrations & brightness with it & removes the darkness irrespective of where it is & how small or big it is – making it possible to see things clearly, not only for the person who torched it but for everyone around.
Lamp (Deepak) is a part of all traditions & cultures around the world in general & India in particular. We lit a lamp to bow down to knowledge as greatest forms of wealth. In this part of world, Light is worshiped as God himself. We light the lamp before every auspicious event & every day usually & chant mantra (prayers) while lightening these lamps. This prayer is also known as Deep Vandana.
We believe that light emanating from the ghee (clarified butter) lamp removes darkness, ignorance & evil. The light represents knowledge which shows us the way out of our uncertainties, problems, fears, tensions & unhappiness. The light of a ghee lamp is believed to bring in prosperity (knowledge or wisdom is the greatest form of wealth).
Slokas for lighting the lamp (Deep jyoti/Vandana mantra). You may choose to chant these mantras loudly when lighting the Diyas!
The accurate meaning of the first mantra is: “I fold my hands before the light (God’s Grace) that brings prosperity, auspiciousness, good health, abundance of wealth & destruction of the enemy’s intellect (darkness)“.
The literal meaning of the second mantra is: “I fold my hands before the lord, the maintainer of this creation, in the form of this light. I adore this light, which destroys all the pains resulting from my omissions & commissions.”
May God Continue to Protect & Bless you, your Family & Your World Abundantly!
I wish to share with you a realisation that such disasters & your adversaries make you love yourself & your world more. You learn to remain more resilient, calm, cool & patient with whatever you have. You learn to be thankful for all the things that you take for granted 🤗. Such an out of control situation teach you that poise is one of the basic prerequisite to live your life successfully. Let you stop yourself from beginning to imagine the worst-case scenario. Instead, let go of negative thoughts & refocus your mind on something positive, no matter how small. Remind yourself that this crisis is temporary & you can use these long hours at home to gain more clarity by staying the course & channeling your energy in a positive direction. To better cope with these long days, to feel more good & to become the best of yourself, you can choose to develop a new ritual, a new habit or a new hobby. Let you prepare yourself for living a life that’s filled with your passion & purpose. Remember it is time to access & direct your strengths to the highest good of your beloved ones & obviously yourself. Stay Gaining & Sharing Knowledge, Wisdom & Insights! 💐💐
रामनवमी के महापर्व की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएँ।
महान ऋषि वाल्मीकि की ‘रामायण’ में राम एक रूप में आये हैं, तो उन्हीं के लिखे ‘योगवसिष्ठ’ में दूसरे रूप में। ‘कम्ब रामायणम’ में वह दक्षिण भारतीय जनमानस को भावविभोर कर देते हैं, तो श्री तुलसीदास जी के रामचरितमानस तक आते-आते वो उत्तर भारत में घर-घर का बड़ा और आज्ञाकारी बेटा, आदर्श राजा और सौम्य पति बन जाते हैं। दरसल ‘राम’ भारतीय परंपरा में एक बहुत ही प्यारा नाम है। वह ब्रह्मवादियों का ब्रह्म है। निर्गुणवादी संतों का आत्मराम है। ईश्वरवादियों का ईश्वर है। अवतारवादियों का अवतार है। राम कबीर और तुलसी दोनों के इष्ट हैं। कबीर कहते हैं कहीं जाने की आवश्यकता नहीं है। वह अविनाशी तो हृदय-सरोवर में ही विद्यमान है। गुरु के तेज से नानक साहेब भी बोलते हैं की जो अंदर बोल रहा है वो कोई और नहीं, वही (राम) है। ये वो नाम है जो वैदिक साहित्य में एक रूप में आया है, तो बौद्ध जातक कथाओं में किसी दूसरे रूप में। लेकिन मुझे आज के संदर्भ में जो सबसे सटीक लगता है वो है विनोबा भावे का कथन। उन्होंने एक बार कहा था- भगवान किसी न किसी गुण या विचार के रूप में अवतार लेता है और उन गुणों या विचारों को ही हम मूर्त रूप दे देते हैं। इसीलिए शायद ये भी कहा जाता है कि भगवान से बड़ा उनका नाम है। हम अपनी प्रार्थनाओं में एक प्रकार से उनके सत्य, प्रेम, करुणा, साहस और अन्य सदगुणों का चिन्तन ही तो करते हैं। इन गुणों का सिर्फ गुणगान नही करना होता है बल्कि इन्हें अपने जीवन मे धारण भी करना होता है।
हम सब के आराध्य श्री राम के प्रागट्य दिवस पर जो हरि (राम) हमारे ह्रदय में सांस ले रहे हैं आइये उंनको और अधिक पोषित करें, बढ़ावा दें और प्रकट करें।
प्रभु श्री राम से प्रार्थना है की आपको सपरिवार उत्तम स्वास्थ्य और परम् सौभाग्य की जल्द ही प्राप्ति हो।
जय श्री राम।
I may be wrong in saying this but what if all this nonsense is just to get us to slow down a bit? I mean what if it is to stop producing the chemicals or just to push the whole world inside to let the earth breathe a little more without all the extra pollution, threat, menace & noise that we knowingly cause every second. Isn’t it time for the world leaders & for all of us to take a step back & realize that how our foolishness, greed & selfish actions impact earth & one another. As I said yesterday, it is also the opportunity to become fully aware of the reality that no one in this world is as significant or in control as they think they are 🤣. A virus can come through from nowhere & can wipe us all in few minutes, days or months. Therefore use this time to count everything that you have for which you should be grateful to your God, Parents, Family, Friends, Nature & This earth.
I don’t know whether you will agree or not, but in my opinion we seriously have everything we need for complete peace & total happiness right now. But we all do not realize this in real sense. However this doesn’t fully apply to people who don’t have enough to survive, i.e. food, shelter & clean water, but believe me you are so blessed & I am sure you are living a better life than billions of people worldwide. Remind yourself once again that you have what you need.
I repeat you are so blessed right now & should make the most of this one life God has given you. Remind yourself that God doesn’t want you to do as much as you can, as quick as you can, as perfect as possible. Not at all. Instead He wants you to do something continuously which can elevate you to your highest calling & transform the world around you.
In fact it is the time to reawaken the dreams, passions, your calling that you haven’t acted on in years. Let all the complacency, stupid comfort zones & chosen miseries become intolerable. Let you stop putting your calling on the shelf & immediately begin to find or creating the work that is meaningful, purposeful & profitable for you & your world. From today itself, let you start discovering a life that is full of divine purpose, magnificence, meaning & glory.
After all this, some action ideas:
If you wish to improve yourself a little more & want to become a better person capable of achieving your aspirations then please see yourself for who you are, start releasing negative thoughts & anger, accept your own responsibilities, become a good listener & learner, be more polite & start maintaining a certain level of gentleness & civility, begin to respect others, Set SMART goals for yourself, be a part of your community & remember to show kindness & compassion to those around you 🙏🙏.
While I am praying for your safety, comfort, happiness & peace during these trying times, I want you to remember that everything will be okay tonight, tomorrow or in the coming weeks. Stay Blessed & Beautiful! Gdmng.
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Gdmng friends. It is Monday, 30th March & if I am not wrong, officially it is 6th day of our 21 days quarantine but in my views it is 9th or 10th day of staying indoors completely. I hope everyone there, my friends & you all are completely safe, doing well & using these extraordinary days in best manner that you possibly can.
It is such a good feeling when you find out that your people are doing so much in these days that they were missing all their life. Remember Indoor is also a destination.. as you never have been inside or indoors for so many days. No one in world for that matter. Not in our generation at least 😉. You always have been outdoors. It is okay to be doing nothing or just chilling & exploring your hidden untouched treasures inside. You are not at all falling behind because whole world has come to a pause… A complete stand still. It is absolutely OK to take some time off.
However people who wanted to realign, replenish, synchronize, reprioritize & set some goals, this is seriously the best opportunity to do that. Now that you have 21 super days in which you can do anything & I mean everything you were desperate of. You are in charge of your time now. Regardless of where you are in life, having a goal is an essential part of living. You know how world leaders talk about these Goals.. They say these should be SMART enough, in their words – Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant & Time bound. It is really good time to set a SMART goal which is a 21 days goal to begin with. My question now is that what you want to be at the end of these 21 days, so that when these are over, you can be proud of yourself? It is really a super time which has an expiry attached i.e. that you can seriously fix something that you want to achieve on or before 14th April.
Your goal can be either personal or professional, nothing very specific about it. Well, personal goal could be to loose some 5-7 kg weight & chop some fat out of your body, do exercise to reduce your waste by 1 or 2 inches, bringing yourself in shape, learning to cook, catching up with lost friends, taking a photography class, or learning a new hobby, leaning a magic trick to influence your groups, reading a nice book, creating a nice blog & increasing traffic to your site…. I mean any damn new thing. Professional goal could be to learn that skill which you always wanted to learn & didn’t because you never had the time. It could be to expand professional knowledge & training, strengthening professional relationships, improving your presentation skills, gaining some newer online experiences, finding your dream opportunities or it could be preparing clever cheat codes/ hacks that can make your real life less difficult 🤣.
Another thought is that this could be the best time to make your world recognise who you are in real sense. I mean in good time everyone is a hero & a giver but in such bad & crisis times things are little different. Let your world find a magnificent being in you & remember always how you acted & behaved in these pandemic days. Let your thoughts, words & deeds make your people feel good & bring some of them to a bit of ease again. I know a lot of people who are doing exceptionally impressive things. Yesterday one of my friend Satish ji was telling me that he along with some NGO have started a few charity kitchens who are providing food to all those who are in need. They are providing food packets to police who in turn deliver it to needy. Very good idea.
I am also doing everything possible in my own capacity, as an executive member of my RWA, as president of LSCs Federation of Delhi & as a coach, writer, motivator & inspirer. Let you also choose to spread positivity, good feelings & happiness in your own special way helping everyone in your world to get through these trying times. But obviously, everyone will have different means & ways, but please make sure that you give back to your society, your city & country in whatever ways you can.
Last but not least, while it is good that you are making time for everyone & everything, make some time for yourself to rejuvenate, recharge, refill & prepare yourself nicely to lead your life in your own way. Take Good Care, Be Safe & Stay Being Your Awesome Self! 💐🥂💕💐
India’s prime minister ordered all 1.3 billion people in the country to stay inside their homes for three weeks, the most severe action undertaken anywhere to stop the spread of the coronavirus, as far as I know.
Though India’s number of reported coronavirus infections remains relatively low – around 500. But the fear is that, should the virus hit as it has in the Italy or United States or China, the consequences would lead to a disaster far bigger than anywhere else.
The lockdown is bound to create substantial hardship for the poorer sections of the society & is going to hit already weak economy. The turmoil is expected to push not only India but whole world back into recession & perhaps weigh more broadly on the European economy, with the global disruption to supply chains & travel.
But what else cano be done!
There are so many rumours & news about virus, it’s origin & affects everyday that I don’t know which is true or which to believe.
Anyway, truth or lies… whatever, it really doesn’t matter anymore, for sure we all are affected by it.
I only know that we have to seriously try to protect ourselves, our families & all those who are around us.
Let us use this compulsory stay at home time to learn to pray & believe again, to get back to our roots & sanskriti, to learn to get along with those close to us, to learn to care about all others, to learn a new hobby, to learn to focus only on what matters & to spend time to get to know one another again.
Let your inspiring thoughts, comforting words, good deeds & your presence prove to be of tremendous value to your world.
I am continuously praying to my God to bless everyone who cares for the affected & protect all those who are still on duty & serving the nation. Let my Angels surround & protect each one of you as a matter of great deal to me.
Stay Blessed & Keep Doing The Best You Can!
I am sure you would agree, that our natural state before the birth was peaceful & we were well connected with the universe. This is lost immediately after the birth & in all philosophies we are advised to achieve that wholeness & connection once again. A mission. All practices in one way or another encourage us to achieve that original mystical state, peaceful state of mind, open mindedness & awareness of everything around us, a state of oneness with no separation.
It sounds easy but very difficult & only a few rare & great people achieve such state of mind.
Otherwise most of us normally remain constantly distracted unnecessarily, always looking for something to keep our minds busy 😂, overwhelmed, stressed, irritated or unhappy with ourselves or someone else or current situation or with surroundings & so on.
Sorry to disappoint you.. 🤔
There is no event outside of you that will bring you peace, happiness, fulfillment, health & that spiritual connection wrapped up neatly & decorated in a gift box. The only thing that is required is that you make a conscious choice to be more present & connected in your life & eliminate everything that gets in the way of this. It requires a complete different way of being, your beautiful self.
Now that you are at home, Be fully!
Let you completely drop away the sense of being separate from your world & universe, think of yourself & everything around you as one. Let you remain completely immersed in this moment of relaxation to soak in the experience & state of wholeness. Let you count your blessings. Let you become more present to those around you & remain in full appreciation of the miracle of this moment.
Remember that the only time you ever have to learn anything, see anything, feel anything, express any feeling, emotion, respond to an event or grow, expand & heal, is this moment. Because this is the only moment you have. You’re only here now, you’re only alive in this moment.
Life is far simpler than we make it.
There’s no need to go anywhere to find your lost connectivity. No need to walk mercilessly up & down or join a camp in foothills or spend a month in an ashram to find it. Absolutely no need.
It was always here..💖
As the level of your presence will increase, your living will became incredible. It will allow you to taste, see & do everything fully. Your senses will become completely heightened, your connection will become very strong, everything will be experienced by you in a much deeper & more meaningful way.
Believe me, presence is so rare these days, that once you become more presence, all of your relationships will transform, you will become magnetic to people around you & everyone will like to be around you… 😉
Let you begin your practice of being present from today itself & remind yourself that it’s not at all about achieving anything, it’s just about exploration.
& finally action Step:
Let you identify one thought, one action or that one belief which is preventing you from being more present. Think of all the ways to increase your presence by 5% only per day. You have clear 21 days… ( May be more 😤).
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भारतीय नववर्ष, चैत्र शुक्ल प्रतिपदा, विक्रम संवत 2077 एवं वासंतिक नवरात्रि के शुभावसर पर हार्दिक बधाई तथा आत्मीय मंगलकामनाएं। श्री चरणों मे प्रार्थना है कि वे हम सब की त्रुटियों को क्षमा कर दें और इस भयंकर महामारी से संपूर्ण विश्व को जल्दी ही मुक्त कर दें। सम्पूर्ण विश्व में सुख, सम्रद्धि, स्वास्थ्य व शांति जैसे तत्वों को दुबारा स्थापित करदें, बस यही मेरी प्रार्थना है। घर पर रहें, सुरक्षित रहें 🙏🙏
It is to remind you once again that your mind, body & spirit are composed of energy, which vibrates out & resonates within all the time. You carry this energy with yourself unconsciously & it impact not only you but all the other people you come in contact with. Your good energy will keep you warm, calm, cheerful & improve your communication with your world. But obviously your bad energy will make you feel cold, anxious, blue & result in increasing discord, resentment & conflict with your world unknowingly. Pay attention to the energy you are emitting & receiving. Let you use this compulsory stay at home time & opportunity to raise your good energy levels & aligning yourself with the universe. Let you use this time by learning to deal with your own toxicity, anger, insecurities & loudness. Let you learn to become more mentally attractive, healthy, fit & happy. Let you also use this time to appreciate where you are in life & all those things that you are enjoying by the grace of God. Let your highspirit, cheerfulness & positivity attracts more blessings, abundance & all the good things in your life. Stay Celebrating Your Life! Gdmng.