There is plenty of water in an ocean but how much you can
carry away from it, depends on the size of the vessel that you
bring. Similarly, the messages will be vast but what we get from
it depends on our capacity to absorb. The basic message of the
Geeta is the same and its purpose is to transform humanity to divinity.
Quote of the day:Laughter means taking a mischievous delight in
someone else’s uneasiness, but with a good conscience.
Do you know?
1.During Mahabharata period, the present day Kandahar
province of Afghanistan used to be known as Gandhar.
Gandhara, the son of Arh, founded the city of Gandhar.
2.The name ”Viking” (means something like ”raid”)comes from a
language called ”Old Norse.” The Vikings were the Norse explorers,
warriors, merchants and pirates. The Viking age in European history
was about AD 700 to 1100.
3”Kru” means teacher/trainer in Thai.
4.It has been 80 years since Omega, first served as Official Time
keeper at the 1932 Los-Angeles Olympic Games. The London 2012
Olympic Games are the 25th, at which Omega has served as Official
5.Madhvacharya established the Krishna idol facing west. This was
because the archaka(=worshipper of the idol) can face east, while
performing puja.(=worship). In temples, where the idol faces east,
the archaka is seen facing north,as he should never face west. Temple
of Udupi, established by Madhvacharya was built according to Vastu
Shilpa(the architectural plan) of the temple and that is why all the shrines
of the eight Mutts(monasteries)have their idols facing west. In Krishna
temple,The teertha mantapa, tulasi(basil)plant and discourse
hall(Chandra shaale),–all are to the west.
Stress disturbs the balance in the human system where
every episode of ”Fight-or-Flight” is supposed to be
accompanied by ”Rest-and-Digest.” We are in a constant
turmoil and there is no time to recover from this. Our
breathing becomes shallow and fast, blood pressure and
sugar levels are elevated and we are living in such conditions
without being aware of the changes. Since mental agitation is
the main cause of stress, yoga helps us by calming down the
mind.Yoga looks at health as a positive state of the entire
body and mind. While modern medicine deals with diseases,
holistic practices like yoga deal with health.
The song that I like:
O, lord Krishna! tell me, are You a part of illusion ?
Or is illusion Your creation? Are You a part of the body?
Or is the body, part of You? Is the space within the house?
Or is the house within the space? Or are both the space and
house within the seeing eyes? Is the eye within the mind?
Or the mind within the eye? Or, are both the eye and the mind
within You? Oh, Lord, tell me. Does sweetness lie in sugar?
Or sugar in sweetness? Or, are both sweetness and sugar lie
in the tongue? Is the tongue within the mind? Or the mind
within the tongue? Or, are both the tongue and the mind
within You? Does fragrance lie in the flower? Or, the flower
in fragrance? Or, do both the flower and fragrance lie in the
smell by nostrils? I cannot say, Oh, Lord Adikeshava of Kaginele,
(=Krishna) Oh! Peerless One, are all things within You?
-Composer of this devotional song in Kannada, is devotee