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Defination of Fragrance of Joint Family

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Be Thankful through Prayer

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Goodness is the investment that never fails. – Henry David thoreau, U.S. writer (1817-1862)

2008 at a glance for Dhirendra

Good Evening friends,

Merry Christmas to all. I like to wish HAPPY NEW YEAR to all. Beginning of 2009 and end for 2008. Time is running out very fast. I feel like 2008 just started few weeks back. And we are at end of 2008 now. 361 days completed.  Just 4 days left now.  Isn’t its time to make a evaluation statement for our self? Where I was at the beginning of 2008 and where I am at the end of 2008.

 

Business needs to make evaluation statements at regular intervals. Like weekly report, monthly statement, quarterly statement, half yearly statement and yearly statements. If you are aware with what business communities doing with all these statements, each statement get analyze. Top level management evaluates the monthly statement and from that they predict and plan for half yearly and yearly behavior of company. Again with quarterly statements they compare what was projected and what happy in actual, than plan again for next quarter. And with such analysis businesses makes profits and earn money. If they don’t analyze their behaviors during the year, they don’t come to know where they are going- towards profits or towards loose?

 

Same way in human life, each day passes with guarantee of not going to come back.

There is no one to ask us about our profits and loose as being human weather we are going towards upward side in life or towards downward? I believe as there is no one to ask us, we need to be more conscious about that part because there is no control on that.

I think one should ask following questions to him/her self.

 

  • Do I need to analyze year 2008 for my self?

 

  • Year 2008 good or bad for me as individual in material sense.

 

  • Year 2008 good or bad for me as individual with reference to me as human, me as live identity or we can say it with reference to spirituality?

 

We talk more in next post.

Rs.100 Million worth of Pure Ghee be Poured to Vardayini Mataji at Rupal Palli

Good Morning Friends, 9 October 2008. 

Last night was end of nine night festival called Navaratri. We can define Navaratari meaning Nine Night Dance festival. It is celebrated all over India. Gujarat, Maharashtra and West Bengal are states were Navratri celebrated maximum.

 

Last night, I visited Rupal , a small village around 40 km away from my city Ahmedabad. Rupal is known for Ma Vardayini Temple and Palli of Ma Vardayini.

 

Palli is a wooden frame of around 6-7 feet height. Its having holy fire kindled at top of it and also on all four corners. Pure Ghee or clarified butter is being poured onto a Palli.. More than 600,000 Kg of Pure Ghee poured onto a Palli. The price for that ghee is around 100 million rupees.

 

Pure Ghee or clarified butter is been kept at around 27 different spots from all over village. These spots are call Chakalu or cross road. Pure Ghee was kept in Trailors and Big size of Bucket. View following picture where devotees and volunteers walk in a vat of ghee before it is poured onto a Palli. 
 


Bellow picture is of Palli. Volunteers are standing on it and taking kids on top of holy fire kindled at top. Kids are being blessed by this way. Once kids at that spots are done with blessing process it comes to poured ghee onto Palli. Volunteers use buckets to poured ghee. All volunteers get wet with ghee and its ghee all around. View below picture.
 

                          

 

 

 

 

Jay Vardayini Ma            

 

Dhirendra Patel on Gandhi Jaynati

 

Dhirendra Patel on Gandhi Jayanati that is October 2, 2008.

 

Morality is natural -1

 

 

Good Morning Friends, Sunday, September 07, 2008. I was reading following article on times of india’s website and I love to read it.

 

The idea that man needs God to tell us how to behave morally, to be kind and thoughtful towards our fellow man, to aid others without any promise of benefit to ourselves, is a central tenet of most religions.

 

To emphasize the point, we are told that if we do not obey God’s moral law, we will spend an eternity in hell while if we do obey the moral code, we will spend an eternity of bliss in heaven.

 

Francis Collins of the National Institutes of Health is the head of the Human Genome Project responsible for sequencing the three billion base pairs of the human genome.

 

In 2007, this eminent scientist wrote a book titled ‘The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief ’. He recounts that in his early years as a scientist, he was an atheist but one day, he had an epiphany and came to believe that man could not be a moral animal without the aid of a god given moral law. As a result of this realization, he became of person of faith.

 

This epiphany blew me away because although he was a geneticist, he found the extensive genetic evidence that altruism was an inborn genetic trait unconvincing. He also believed that while the development of all other living organisms on earth was the result of Darwinian evolution, the evolution of man was special and was guided by the hand of God.

 

Surveys have shown that most scientists , especially those in the field of the biological and genetic sciences , are non-theists , partly because they so strongly believe that Darwinian evolution was responsible for the origin of the species, including man.

 

As a fellow geneticist, I was surprised that this eminent scientist was both disavowing the decades of research into the genetics of altruism and proposing that humans were so unique that God was required to guide the evolution of humans. This was uncomfortably close to the tenants of the Intelligent Design creationists.

 

I wish to just address the issue of altruism as an inborn genetic trait. Altruism is defined as aiding another individual while incurring personal costs to oneself. For example, if I jump into a raging river to save my son from drowning, I place myself at risk of drowning. This behaviour of being kind and helpful to others is a central tenet to of Christian thought, the golden rule, consisting of treating others, as you would like to be treated.

 

One of the best examples of altruism in the animal kingdom is the behaviour of sterile worker honeybees who sacrifice themselves for the benefit of the queen bee. Darwin was quite concerned about altruism, fearing that it seemed to directly contradict his theory of survival of the fittest, thus allowing better genes to be passed on to the next generation.

 

Worker bees are sterile and thus, derive no direct benefit for their altruistic acts and cannot pass on their genes. Darwin’s solution to this apparent contradiction of this theory was to suggest that the survival benefit did not always have to apply to the individual — it could also apply to the relatives of the individual. Thus, a sterile worker bee helping the queen to survive would help guarantee the preservation of the genes of the whole family.

 

This became known as the ‘kin selection’ theory. As if his general theory of the evolution of the species were not enough of a problem for religions to swallow, Darwin was now suggesting that selfsacrificial behaviour, generally considered only to be within the purview of religion, was also biologically controlled and could occur in animals was well as humans.

its continue………..

 

Ref: time of india, agents website design

Healthy way to reach God -1


Good Morning Friends, Tuesday, September 02, 2008. My day starts with Satsang at Dadaji’s house. Satsang is best way to start a day. It brings positivity and happiness from within. It remains all the day. I was searching for something good on net and I find this article. It’s something I love to read. It says people who have strong spiritual beliefs and practices are generally more resilient in the face of life crises and tend to have an easier time recovering form some physical illnesses. The complete article I share here.

 

If long ago our ancestors knew a fundamental truth that we are only recently rediscovering: good mental health is inextricably intertwined with deep spiritual development.

 

Transpersonal psychologists in the past several decades have produced good science that shows that people who have strong spiritual beliefs and practices are generally more resilient in the face of life crises, and tend to have an easier time recovering from some physical illnesses.

 

This should not be surprising. After all, the psyche — a Greek word for soul — which has come to be used for the mind or one’s consciousness in modern times, is inescapably spiritual in its core nature. And so are we. This does not mean that we must return to church or temple, or become ultra religious to fulfil the promise of deep spirituality as a safeguard for mental and physical health. Let’s not confuse religious belief and observance with spiritual development, which is about cultivating awareness, empathy and wisdom, being of service, and having tolerance and integrity — all virtues that can and should apply no matter what religious framework one believes in. Healing emotions often involves developing one’s spirituality.

 

ref: time of india, agents website design

Heart of forgiveness -1

Good Morning Friends. Today is August 30, 2008. I am bit relax today because it’s Saturday. My office is on but little relax because no school to my elder son shivam. I m reading this article and I like to share with you all. It’s something I believe in.

 

 Forgiveness-Not easy for those who don’t know the power of it and/or don’t practice it in daily life.  Once we start practicing its very easy to have Forgiveness as part of our day to day characteristics. I believe that Forgiveness leads us to Happiness. Will talk more on this some other time but I like this article.

                                            

There is a lot of darkness, disharmony and suffering in our world today, a lot of injustice, and violence. And what we must realise is that we are the reason behind all this.

 

Indeed, the state of much of our outer world is created by the fact that many of us live very split and disconbobulated inner lives; many of us are stuck in very unhealthy conflicts, fixated in great sadness, despair and anger, all of which is continually seeping out of us and contaminating our society. I therefore believe that if we wish to move forward and create a better world, we need a lot of healing of our past.

 

And here, a very integral part of this process of letting go of the past lies in our ability to forgive. Indeed, we must never underestimate just how many conflicts and how much suffering still persists, because so many of us are so rigid and unyielding and not only have very little idea about how to forgive but also wholly fail to recognise the importance of it.

 To be continue in upcoming posts.

 

 

ref: timesofindia, agentswebworld, insurance software

Prayer Healing

Defined broadly, faith healing is the attempt to use religious or spiritual means such as prayer to prevent illness, cure disease, or improve health. Those who attempt to heal by prayer, mental practices, spiritual insights, or other techniques say they can summon divine or supernatural intervention on behalf of the ill.

 

According to the varied beliefs of those who practice it, faith healing may be said to afford gradual relief from pain or sickness or to bring about a sudden “miracle cure”, and it may be used in place of, or in tandem with, conventional medical techniques for alleviating or curing diseases. Faith healing has been criticized on the grounds that those who use it may delay seeking potentially curative conventional medical care. This is particularly problematic when parents use faith healing techniques on children.

 

ref: wikipedia, agentswebworld, insurance software

Janmashtami -Birth of Lord Krishna

Janmashtami, one of the most popular festivals of Hindus celebrates the birth of their beloved God, Sri Krishna. Detailed story of Janmashtami or Lord Krishna’s birth has been narrated in Puranas. Please read on to know more about the various fascinating aspects of the legend of Janmashtami as stated in Puranas.

Mathura, a prominent town of Northern India and the birth city of Sri Krishna was ruled by King Ugrasen, a Yaduvanshi ( Belonging to the Community of Yadavs). He was a great king loved by his subjects. He had two children, a son Kansa and a daughter Devki. Kansa was quite cruel by nature, his wickedness knew no bounds when he jailed his father and forcefully became the king of Mathura.

When is Janmashtami? 

Janmashtami 2008 is on August 24th
Janmashtami celebrates the birth of one of the most famous Gods of Hindu religion, Bhagwan Krishna, on the eighth day (Ashtami) in the month of Sravana or Savana. Lord Sri Krishna was born on the ‘Rohini’ nakshatram (star). It is generally celebrated in the month of August-September according to the Christian Calendar. Legend has it that Sri Krishna was born on a dark, stormy and windy night to end the rule and atrocities of his maternal uncle, Kansa.

 

Position of Stars at the time of Birth

It was only on the eighth day of the second fortnight, in the month of Sravana when, the moon entered the house of Vrishabha in Rohini Nakshatra (star) that Lord appeared. According to Barhapatyamana, the month of Sravana corresponds to the month of Bhadrapada Krishnapaksha. Lord was born in the year of Visvavasu, appx. 5,227 years ago.

 

Celebrated for over Two Days

Janmashtami is celebrated for over two days as “Rohini” nakshatra and Ashtami may not fall on the same day. The first day known as Krishnashtami, as the birth of Bhagwan Krishna falls on the eighth day after Raksha Bandhan, which generally falls in the month of August. The second day is known as Kalashtami.

 

Welcome the Lord at Midnight

It is only at midnight between the first and the second day that birth of Sri Krishna took place. The actual festivities begin during midnight in this 48 hour period. The celebration reaches its peak at midnight, with the birth of Lord Krishna, with lot of hymns, arti taking place and blowing of the Conch (shankh), rocking the cradle of Lord. The idol of lord is bathed with Panchamrit (A mixture of milk, ghee, oil, honey and Gangajal). The Panchamrit is later distributed as Prasad to the devotees along with other sweets. While some Fast on the first day and break it at midnight for others the fasting continues for both days. The period coincides with rainy season.

 

 

Legend of Janmashtami and  Rituals and Customs of Janmashtami will be in next post.