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14 Jan
Makara Sankranti Thread
Bheeshma Pithamaha falls gravely wounded on the 10th day of the Kuruksehtra Yudh. He lies on a bed of arrows for 40 days until Uttarayan. It is believed that people who die during Uttarayana merges with the Brahman, thus ending the cycle of rebirth....+
thus Bheeshma Pitamaha attains Brahman on this day.
Sankranti means "movement"....Uttarayana is when the sun crosses(moves - Sankranti) the Makara (Capricorn) into the Northern Hemisphere.
Bhagawan Surya is worshipped on the Makara Sankranti day +
Every living and non-living being merges with the Brahman and Sun is the Pratyaksha-Brahman or the Brahman that can be seen.
Makara Sankranti , denotes the end of winter and the beginning of spring….It is a period when the harvest comes in and the Surya is on the ascendant. +
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26 Oct 20
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I normally practice Maun for 2 days during Navratri. Its just a way of connecting with myself and yes some spiritual practice.

With Humble pranaams at the feet of my Spiritual Gurus I am sharing experiences of this exercise +
Witness Mode

When we are in Maun, we dont speak or communicate. After a while the mind also stops thinking or analysing We are just watching and not reacting. We just become a witness to whats happening.

This is really the best learning +
We are not the Doer

We realise that things are happening whether we participate in it or not. People move on. We are irrelevant. In fact we are not even doing anything. But things do get done.

In a way we are not the doer +
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26 Aug 20
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Sashtang Pranaams to my Spiritual Gurus and the Guru Tattva within me, I am attempting to explain my interpretation of Nirvana Shatakam composed by Adi Shankaracharya

I am not learned in Sanskrit but just practised as instructed by my Gurus and my experiences +
First will share the verses and then the interpretation

Mano Budhyahankaar Chitani Naaham, Na Cha Shrotra Jihve Na Cha Ghraana netre
Na Cha Vyoma Bhumir Na Tejo Na Vayuh,
Chidananda Rupah Shivoham Shivoham +
Na Cha Praana Sanjno Na Vai Pancha Vaayuhu, Na Vaa Sapta Dhaatur Na Va Pancha Koshah
Na Vaak Paani Paadau Na Chopasthapaayuh,
Chidaananda Rupah Shivoham Shivoham +
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25 Dec 19
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How many times have we heard that our govt has no sense of priority. We need to focus on our economy and not issues like Citizenship Records etc.

This is my analysis. As per me our national security has to take priority over everything else
History has a lesson for us which we keep forgetting. India had the largest share of global GDP for several centuries. We had our defences but it was never so much of a priority. When Islamic Invasion happened very few kings had the ability to stand upto and fight
We have heard stories of the valour of Prithviraj Chauhan etc but other kings easily perished. Economics wasn't the problem then. It was defense strategy or rather the lack of it.

Today we are at similar crossroads. The likes of ISIS and Islamic terror are a reality
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29 Nov 19
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Legislative makes the laws while police and courts are meant to enforce

We have lots of laws for almost every crime but how many criminals get away scot free due to non enforcement is a shame
Police don't file FIR
Isn't that a right of every citizen. I know of several cases where citizens are dissuaded from doing so. But really that tantamounts to hiding a crime

If a crime is not registered how will a victim get justice
Once that happens chargesheeting takes another chunk of time. Even if it goes to court, there is this "Tarikh pe Tarikh" which ensures that cases are delayed. Sometimes if alleged culprit is in custody, there have been instance where their time in jail is more than their sentence
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30 Aug 19
I start this thread with pranams to my spiritual Gurus. In this thread I am sharing my experiences with Spirituality as per Sanatana Dharma. These are based on real practices

Honestly I do not claim to have read or studied Sanskrit texts
Experience is more important 1/n
About Yoga

Unfortunately Yoga is synonymous with Hatha Yoga or a collection of postures that help physically, emotionally as well as spiritually

This is one of the paths for spiritual progress that leads to the ultimate aim of Self Realisation 2/n
Yes this is exactly what Yoga is meant to do.Its a path or means to spiritual development.

There are essentially 4 types of Yoga

Bhakti Yoga
Raja Yoga
Karma Yoga
Jnana Yoga

I will attempt to explain the differences and how they actually compliment each other
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19 Aug 19
Thread on Importance of Desi Cow Breeds
1/n Indian (Desi) cows is the only species of cow on the planet which has a hump on its back.
The hump has a specific vein called Surya Ketu Nadi (nadis are channels in the etheric body), which absorbs the energy from the sun and moon.
2/n The solar rays produce salts in her blood and are present in the products produced (e.g. milk, ghee, curd, butter), thus giving its golden hue. Other cow by-products (dung, urine) have medicinal benefits as well acting as naturally producing manure, pesticide and insecticide.
3/n Indian (Desi) Cow Urine contains moderate levels of nitrogen (N2) — effect on chemical diseases, calcium (Ca) — blood purifier and germicidal, potassium (K) — cures hereditary rheumatism and removes muscular weakness, magnesium, phosphate (P)
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