Saturday, April 26, 2008

Who is a Sahajayogi?

One -
1. Who loves truth.
2. Evaluates all his/her actions based on truth.
3. Is able to maintain balance every moment and is trying to think of ways to achieve it.
4. Has 0% ego.
5. Believes in giving.
6. Accepts the fact that one needs to exhale whatever he/she inhales.
7. Has won over anger.
8. Is forgiving.
9. Is able to take care of his/her health.

As per my personal experience & understanding, all the above seem very idealistic and unachievable qualities for a human being leading a normal life. But the only hope is as explained by SahajaYoga -- Be Connected To Divine. How? Only through meditation.

Only meditation gives the opportunity to calm the mind and get connected to divine power. And only with this power one can achieve balance. Balance is the key. Excitement and depression are the two extreme sides of balance. The most difficult thing to decide is what exactly is the center line of balance? You can understand it only in a state of meditation. Which comes by practice.

Just try not to lie to yourself each day and each minute and you can attain the state of meditation. And you'll get the strength for this by meditation. Both of these ideas go hand in hand and help each other.

IBN 7 & CNN-IBN salute the 'real heroes' of our nation

A precious gift on my marriage

Following poem written by my Babaji(Grandpa) :

मन में,तन में, जीवन में वसंत है छाया
यह वासंती मौसम, उस पर ठंड गुलाबी,
बहका मन ज्यों बिना पिए ही हुआ शराबी
वेद ऋचाओं को दोहरातें रहें भले ही,
उनसे मिल पता है केवल ज्ञान किताबी
उनकी पावनता का हो जीवन में अनुभव,
यही सोच कर ऋजु - ऋचा परिणय करवाया
जीवन में वसंत है छाया

कुछ निर्वाह करें कुछ बदलें रिवाज अब,
ऐसा सफल प्रयास किया संभव
उत्सव में दिन की शादी बिना चढ़त के बिना बैंड के,
दिखलाया ऐसा अभिनव करतब उत्सव में
जैन और कंसल परिवारों की सहमति से,
नई प्रथाओं का था सूत्रपात करवाया
जीवन में वसंत है छाया

नौ फरवरी नवल इतिहास बनाती आई,
सबके मन में नव उल्लास जगाती आइ
जिस दिन 'आभा' ने थी जयमाला पहनाई,
ठीक उसी दिन बजी 'ऋचा' द्वार शहनाई
हो 'विनोद' या 'ऋजु' बने दोनों ही वर,
सास बहू ने परिणय उत्सव साथ मनाया
यह अपूर्व संयोग देख मन हरषाया,

धीर और गंभीर पिता जैसा स्वभाव पा,
ऋजु ने जीवन जीना मां से ही था
शिक्षित और सुंसंस्कृत सहधर्मिणी मिली है,
कार्य क्षेत्र नवयुग प्रतीक मुम्बई सरीखा
तीन महानगरों का मिलन त्रिकोण बनाकर,
दो धर्मों ने है अंतर्संबंध बनाया, देख कर मन हरषाया
परम्पराओं की धरती पर पाँव टिका कर,
ऋजु सफलता का आकाश तुम्हे छूना है
ऋचा प्रेरणा पा उन्नति के शिखर छुओ तुम,
जीवन पथ पर गति उत्साह हुआ दूना है
रहे हाथ में हाथ, न ही घर में बाहर भी,
कहें सभी जीवन तुमने आदर्श बनाया
जीवन में वसंत है छाया

- आर्याभुषण गर्ग

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Strength of Gandhiji's ideas

I recently learnt or understood, why Gandhiji's ideas became successful and helped us acheive freedom. People say that there were many other revolutionists who deserve the credit. But what I have learnt is, historically it is proven that things happening in large numbers are more visible and have larger impact.

This is the basic idea I believe behind Gandhiji's movement. He thought of common man. What can be possible for every person easily. What is relatively easy to trigger inside a common man who doesnt know anything about Gun or Bullets? It was easy to make them realize the power of truth. The power of masses. The power of unity. Just by burning clothes. Making Salt. The people came together. And the British got afraid.

So the idea is what is easy for masses to understand?
Is there a way people of India realize the importance of education?
Is there a way that everybody thinks it is the most important thing?

Education is most important

Indian industry is autonomous. In competing for customers it has been expanding supply at breakneck speed. In March, India achieved a miraculous 300 million mobile phone customers in a country of 200 million households. Before liberalization, we had five million phones in 1990. No one talks about quotas for telephones any more because the market has raised both supply and quality. The same thing could happen to education. Prosperity doesn't trickle down; it goes down like a flood.

An extract from following article: