Agony of A Man

On an evening I was walking through my street, I saw a man sitting alone and was very sad. I went to him and asked the well being of him. In reply, he murmured, I don’t want to live any more; but even couldn’t die also. How much games I had to play in this small innings of my life. The sunset of my life is near, not because of I am sickness or I am mentally ill; but because of my family.

I was living happily with my wife and three children. I never thought of this even in my dreams. The family, who showed me a lot of affection during the tenure of my job, will change completely after my retirement. All three of my children are still graduates. While maintaining this standard of education, they behave like wild animals. Their condition has become so high that my position is not more than a dishwasher.

My wife is illiterate, then she has the right to praise me. She never missed any opportunity to say abusive words to me. My voice, which sounded like a cuckoo to her, today sounds like a torn bamboo. Had to take my name once, with great admiration, but today it has been replaced by dirty abuses. No one has time nor words for me. Even today, it is the same relationship, whenever there is a need for money, it is said that I did not repay on borrowed time.

This is not the first deception in my life, even before my family looted me. Is it all in my luck, at that time only money was looted, which was earned again, I had time and courage for it too? But now self-esteem has been auctioned and this too at the hands of those whom I cannot imagine, but see the irony of time and my luck, what can I do other than endure all this. Now till the last breath, I shall have to live chokingly and suffer all the pain of life.

These are the same family members who used to remind me many times a day that they are waiting for me, the reason behind this is that if they show their color at that time their brilliant life would be affected. Despite doing so much, I am reminded that I have done nothing.

After hearing all this, I could not utter a single word. I just put my hand on his shoulder and moved forward wondering why we are all so selfish. Why do we forget that the man we neglect is also part of the family, whether he did anything or not? Read More…

Importance of Guru

Everyone needs a guide for their life, who should inspire us to follow the good path with a good rite. Our first teachers are parents who bring us into this world. Whose education works everywhere in our life and guides our life.Everyone needs a guide for their life, who should inspire us to follow the good path with a good rite. Our first teachers are parents who bring us into this world. Whose education works everywhere in our life and guides our life.

The Guru will not only help you in your spiritual journey, but will also guide you in your household life, he will give you intuition powers to decide what is good for your life and what is bad. He will give you powers to decide which path will benefit your soul and will guide you which path to avoid.

The word “Guru” is a Sanskrit word. “A person imparting spiritual and worldly knowledge is called a Guru.” After parents, it is the Guru who helps us to move towards positivity without any discrimination and selflessness and keeps us from negativity. Our poets and litterateurs have told about the glory of Guru in our lives in different languages.

Guru’s place in Sanskrit language is also mentioned above Bhagavan, because interviewing Bhagavan is possible only through Guru. It is also said in Sanskrit,

“Gururbrahma Gruurvishnu: Gururdevo Maheshwara. Guru: Sakshat parbrahma Tasmai Shri Gurve Namah.”

That is to say, “Guru is Lord Brahma, Guru is Lord Vishnu and Guru is Lord Mahesh (Shankar), Guru is a true Parabrahma, that’s why I bow to my Guru.”

“Vinayphalam Shushrusha Guru Shushrusha film Shrutham Gyanam. Gyanasya falam virti, virtifalam chaashrav nirodh: “

That is, “the fruit of humility is seva, the fruit of guru seva is knowledge, the fruit of knowledge is virakti (stability), and the fruit of stability is ashrava nirodha (liberation of bondage and salvation).”

Dugdhen Dhenu: Kusmen Valli Sheelan Bharatya Kamalen Toyam. Guru Vina Bhati Na Chaiv shishya: Shamen Vidya Nagari Janen.

That is, “Just like a cow without milk, a vine without a flower, a wife without a character, a water without a lotus, a knowledge without peace, and a city without people do not adorn, likewise a Guru does not grace a disciple.” Read More…

The Test of Friendship

Today was a festival. This evening was very delightful. Roads were decorated with full of lights and flowers, everything was visible as far as our eyes could see. Cleanliness in the market was also worth seeing. Even once I was also shocked, I had not come to another city by mistake. But the place was somewhat recognizable. Even the garbage place of the crossroads was seemed to be clean, but failed to hide its familiar smell. Which was a witnessed that I am in the city only.

A lot of time had passed since the sun set, so people were running towards their homes. The market was crowded and children were busy playing, which was causing obstruction to traffic. Hence the market was very active but traffic was sluggish. It took an hour to reach home. All the family members were found outside the house, it seemed that they were waiting for me.

I was very happy to see the family and I was surprised on the other side as well.

I asked eagerly, “How all of you are here at the moment, I hadn’t sent any message!”

He told, “Keshav, the brother of the neighborhood, came to give wishes and gifts. He was missing you very much, he would not have reached home yet. We were about to return but saw you and stayed.

On hearing the name of Keshav, my mind got lost in the memories of the past. We were always together as a child. Food was also distributed and used to be eaten. Keshav could not read due to financial condition and working in the fields had become an integral part of his life. A year had passed, I had not even met him, and even today he was living in the same tight condition.

I quickly went inside the house and opened the sweets given by Keshav and I was shaken to the inside. Where would he have brought such expensive sweets and that much, whether he has left anything in his house or not. With this thought, I immediately got ready and took the path to Keshav’s house.

Keshav blushed at seeing me, he was sitting outside the house looking at the sky. He asked me to sit and himself gone inside the house to get water. I followed him too. As soon as he went inside the house, he told his wife, Deepak has come, keep the children inside. He does not know about our plight, he will be sad. After so many days he has come home, today’s festival should not go in vain. Read More…

Citrullus Colocynthis (Garmunda)

Citrullus colocynthis, which has many common names including colocynth, bitter apple, bitter cucumber, desert gourd, sodom vine or wild gourd. It is a desert fruit and is mainly found in the Mediterranean basin and Asia, especially in countries such as Turkey. It resembles a common watermelon vine, but its fruits are bitter as well as harsh.

It is a wild fruit and in India it is found in abundance in South Haryana as well as Rajasthan. The native name of this fruit is Garmunda, which is dominated by its medicinal properties. It has been used equally for both humans and animals. Ripe fruits are dried and stored and grinded and fed when needed. Usually it is not cultivated, it grows automatically and its most favorable period for the growth and flourishing is during summer, which coincides with the rainy season.

Garmunda has been widely used in traditional medicine for centuries. In traditional veterinary medicine, colocynth has been used to treat skin eruptions in camels.  It is also used in urinary diseases and ascites. Its leaves are similar to watermelon and the flowers are yellow. The fruit is smooth, and extremely bitter to taste.

Recently, an investigator from the Central University of Haryana has claimed that just four days of syrup made from wild fruit “Garmunda” can lead to a complete discharge of the disease of sugar. He told that he has prepared this syrup after long research. It has been used on many people. Read More…

When Habits Becomes Identity – 2

The teacher explained the man a lot, but the man was not ready to understand. In the end the teacher had to accept his defeat and accept the man’s offer. The teacher asked the man to come after ten days. That man was not happy, he would pass by the school everyday and would be happy that my donkey would also return to me as a man. Similarly, ten days have passed.

Finally, the day arrived when his donkey was about to come in front of him as a man. He arrives at the school wondering how he will treat her, how she will treat him. He even brought fresh grass for his beloved donkey that if he had forgotten, he would miss seeing the grass.

In the same confusion, he reached out to the teacher and asked about his donkey. Sir, did my donkey become a man? Can i meet him, where is he, please tell me soon? The teacher asked him to be patient, and told him, “Your donkey was not a normal donkey, it was very intelligent, I made him not only a man by my intelligence, but also a teacher.” Now he is in the next class, and is teaching, you can meet him.

“The man went to the next class and he called the teacher, as usual he called his donkey. The teacher could not understand anything and came out of the classroom. The teacher asked the man to come there, but the man thought he could not recognize me, so he took the grass out of his bundle and put it in the teacher’s mouth and lovingly turned his hand over his head and said , How many years have we been together and you have forgotten me.

The teacher was very angry at this, he called the man very bad and gave him a kick, asked him to leave. The man was not prepared for this amazing incident and fell to the earth. He got up and went back to the teacher to whom he had handed his donkey. The teacher asked him about the meeting, then the person thanked him for his act and said, “No doubt, you made him a man but he still hasn’t given up the kicking habit.” Read More…

When Habits Becomes Identity – 1

Once upon a time, a man lived in a small village. He was very innocent. He was unskilled and had few donkeys. His profession was transportation of goods with the help of his donkeys. He was also very unlucky and even after several years of marriage he has no children. He lived in a mourning. One day as he was passing through school, he heard the teacher’s shout at his student, “In such a time I would have made a donkey a man.”

On hearing this, he was very happy. He ran to his house and told the story to his wife. He told her how the teacher can be helpful in getting our happiness back. Her wife said to him that this is impossible, but the man was not agreed, saying that,”I heard that with my own ears.”  You must have faith on the teacher, he is a wise man and educated also. He is respected by all, he can’t speaks a lie. It is possible, that’s why he had spoken this.

He gave a lot of examples and eventually, his wife had to agree to do whatever. The man was very happy that now with the help of the teacher, happiness will also come in his house. The next morning he went to school with his sweetest donkey and said to the teacher, “Sir, I am an ordinary man, and I do not have any child, please help me and make this donkey a man, I shall be very thankful to you for your noble act; because of you, there would be showers of happiness on my house too.”

The teacher was speechless after hearing his words. The teacher said, “How I can do this.” Then the man told the story of the previous day.” Read More…

Vijai Dashmi/ Dussehra

The festivals celebrated in India give the message of the victory of good over evil in one way or the other but the festival which is known for this message is Dussehra. Exactly twenty days before Diwali. Dussehra is one of the major festivals of Hindus. This festival tells the story of Lord Shri Rama, who, after 9 days of continuous war in Lanka, killed Ahkari Ravana and freed Mother Sita from her captivity.

On this day, Mother Durga also killed Mahishasura, hence it is also celebrated as Vijayadashami and mother Durga is also worshiped. It is believed that Lord Rama also invoked the power by worshiping Mother Durga, after examining Lord Rama, one of the lotus flowers kept for worship disappeared. Since Shri Ram was called Rajivayanan i.e. the lotus with eyes, he decided to offer one of his eyes to the mother as soon as he started removing his eyes, the Goddess appeared pleased and gave him the boon of victory.

It is believed that Lord Rama killed Ravana on the day of Dashami. This festival of Lord Rama’s victory over Ravana and Mata Durga over Mahishasura is celebrated all over the country as the victory of good over evil and religion over unrighteousness. Different styles of celebrating it have also evolved in different parts of the country. Dussehra of Kullu is very famous all over the country, Durga Puja is also celebrated on a large scale in many states including West Bengal, Tripura.

Dussehra is considered to be the biggest symbol on the caste of good over evil. Navratri Dussehra is the main festival of Hinduism. This festival is celebrated as the victory of good over evil and victory of truth over untruth. Every year this festival is celebrated on the Dashami date of Ashwin month Shukla Paksha. There is a tradition throughout the country to blow effigies of Ravana on the day of Vijayadashami.

On this day, Maa Durga and Lord Rama, both should be worshipped. This will destroy all obstacles and you will get victory in life. Worshiping weapons on this day is very beneficial. Arms are worshiped on the day of Dussehra, on this day both weapons and scripture have special significance in the Sanatan tradition. Arms are used in a religious way to protect and self-protect the scriptures. Read More…

Shard Navratra 20- Day- 9. Siddhidatri

The ninth power of Maa Durga is named Siddhidatri. She is going to give all kinds of siddis. Maa Siddhidatri is able to provide all the Siddhas to devotees and seekers. According to Devi Purana, he achieved these achievements only from his kripa. Due to his compassion, half of Lord Shiva’s body was made of Goddess. That is why he became famous as Ardhanarishwar in the world. Mother Siddhidatri is of four arms. The lion is his conveyance. They are also offered on lotus flowers. His right hand has a circle in the lower hand, mace in the upper hand and a lotus flower in the upper hand and a lotus flower in the upper hand. Navratri-pooja is performed on the day of Navami. On this day, all attainment of a spiritual healer is done with classical method and with full devotion. Nothing in the world is possible for him.

Mother Siddhidatri is the last incarnation of the new Durga. The worshipers worship the other eight goddesses in a ritualistic manner and worship them on the ninth day. After completing the worship of these Mother Siddhidatri, all kinds of cosmic and supernatural wishes of the devotees and seekers are fulfilled. But after the blessings of Siddhidatri Ma, there is no remaining desire of the devotee, which he wants to fulfill.

He rises above all worldly desires, needs and mentally wandering in the divine loco of Maa Bhagwati, while enjoying her grace, the subject becomes zero. After getting this position, he does not have any desire for any other Vastu. In order to achieve this harmony of the feet of the mother, we must worship them continuously. Maa Bhagwati’s remembrance, meditation, worship are going to lead us to the real ultimate peaceful nectar by realizing the impermanence of this world. Read More…

Shard Navratra 20 – Day- 8. Mahagauri

The eighth power of Maa Durga is named Mahagauri. Their color is fully noticed. It is also likened to conch, moon and kunda flowers. All their clothing and jewelry is also white. They have four arms. They ride bulls. His upper right hand is in abhaya mudra and lower hand has trident. The top left hand is Damru and the lower hand is in Vara mudra.

She is sitting on a bull and is the most calm of all of Maa Durga’s avatars. She symbolizes purity, serenity and tranquility. A lot of devotees consider this an auspicious day and worship their tools. The significance behind this is that Maa Durga’s weapons are worshipped as symbols of female strength. It is believed that Goddess Mahagauri can fulfil all the desires of her devotees. If you worship her, you can be relived from all the sufferings of life.

His previously accumulated sins are also destroyed. Sin will never come in the future, it will never be sad. He possesses all types of holy and inexhaustible virtues. Maa Mahagauri’s attention to all-round welfare is remembrance, worship and worship for the devotees. We should always take care of them, by their grace, supernatural siddhis are attained. They definitely alleviate the sufferings of devotees. Therefore, we should make every effort to find shelter at their feet, their glory has been richly described in the Puranas. They inspire human beings towards the truth and destroy the discrete. Read More…

Aware of Fake Friend that Hugs You

I had joined the job in 1987. A clever man entered in our life to assist my family in my absence.  He helped my family by lending money at 24 percent compounded interest. He takes advantage of other people for his own gain. He was very selfish and unethical. This type of people helps someone only for self gain; this person only does nice things to make themselves look good in the eyes of others, but doesn’t actually care about the well-being of the people he is helping.

I came home after one year. The man called me at his home and was very pleased to inform me that how he has looked after my family in my absence. I shocked when I had seen the record. The gentlemen had doubled the amount what he had lent to my family. 

I paid his principal along with interest and asked him not show this type of favour in future. Thus I had spent all the money that I brought along with me for some betterment of my family. I asked my family to curtail their expenditure in place of borrowing money from these types of people. Read More…