Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Hanuman Chalisa: The Hanuman Chalisa is a Hindu devotional hymn addressed to Hanuman. It includes forty chaupais or verses on Hanuman that’s why the word chalisa comes which means chalis or forty. The Hanuman Chalisa invokes something within — they are vibrations.The reader just needs to know that he is repeating something that will clean up his mind.The Hanuman Chalisa removes obstacles. Hanuman is strong and powerful and invokes power within. So have belief and faith that something good will happen. It’s a devotional practice, different from listening to songs. As you continue chanting, your heart starts to open. Science cannot explain the effects of chanting.The proof is that billions have benefitted down the ages. Things don’t stick around for so long, if they are not based on true knowledge.
Gayatri Mantra: Mantra is a path to purification of mind.You can begin the mental purification by practising a very powerful mantra known as Gayatri Mantra.This mantra is known for its cleansing effects on the mind.The Gayatri Mantra must be pursued with great reverence and devotion.The mantra is: Aum bhuur bhuvah svah Tat savitur varennyam Bhargo devasya dhimahi Dhiyo yo naha pracodayaat The mantra provides the practitioner with an opportunity to connect with the spirit and stay on the path of realising the Divine light. Practise this mantra each morning after conducting your purification ritual for the body. Gayatri Mantra brings the mind to a very calm place, and when the mind is calm, it breaks down all illusions, so it does not think, ‘I need this, or that, or do this or that’.At that moment, you can talk to the spirit or god within. Everybody is spiritual, but we allow the mind to take over.
Sunday, January 31, 2016
10. Imran Khan (Pakistan) – 75 wins
Imran Khan is seen as one of the best all-rounders to have played cricket ever. But there is more to him than just being one of the best players to have come out from Pakistan. He was equally proficient as a leader and hopes to thousands of Pakistan cricket fans. He was like an emperor, his leadership was paternal. He was a father like figure to every member in the Pakistan team. He had a vision and set his eyes on the prestigious World Cup. In 1992, in the World Cup jointly held in New Zealand and Australia he accomplished the dream. He led from the front and brought home their first ever World Cup trophy. Imran Khan goes down in the history as one of the best captains in one day internationals. He has 75 wins from 139 matches as captain at a win percent of 53.96%. He is no.10 in the list of Top 10 Greatest ODI Captains of all Time.
9. Sourav Ganguly (India) – 76 wins
Saturday, November 28, 2015
What are some of the greatest examples of presence of mind?
At the Ruparel college (Mumbai), the science lecture hall has benches placed such that the front benches are on the ground, the next 2 rows are placed on an elevated platform and so on. Pretty standard arrangement so that all the students can see the professor and the chalk-board.
Once, the back-benchers sent small glass marbles down these steps. The bouncing sound and the resulting laughter right in the middle of a lecture annoyed the professors to no end, and it was near impossible to locate the students playing this mischief.
The very next lecture was by the famous Prof. Bhide, who used to teach chemistry. In the middle of the lecture, this rolling of marbles happened - but as soon as the initial laughter died down, the professor remarked: "Looks like somebody has lost his property!"
Thunderous laughter followed and thereafter the marbles were never rolled down.
Submitted by:- Rajiv Bhagwat, Software developer for too long!
My neighbour lives in a 3BHK flat worth Rs 1 crore, has a personal servant at her disposal, eats out once a week, drives some SUV car and almost never repeats clothes yet, she:
Complains about trivial stuff.
Gets jealous of our other neighbours.
Blames her relatives and friends for her problems.
Remains dissatisfied from her child's performance in school.
Contacts people only when she is in need.
Sunday, November 22, 2015
Great Banyan tree, Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden, Howrah, Kolkata
With a Guinness Record to its credit, the 300-year-old Great Banyan is the only living witness to the history of Kolkata. The Great Banyan Tree located in Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden, Howrah, near Kolkata, India, is the widest tree in the world in terms of the area of the canopy it covers. It is estimated to be about 200 to 250 years old and occupies an area of about 14,500 square meters (1.5 hectares).
With its large number of aerial roots, the Great Banyan Tree looks more like a forest than an individual tree. Nearly 300 years old, the tree was damaged by two great cyclones in 1884 and 1886, when its main trunk was broken,The tree now lives without its main trunk, which decayed and was removed in 1925. The circumference of the original trunk was 1.7 m and from the ground was 15.7 m. The present crown of the tree has a circumference of about 1 kilometre and the highest branch rises to about 25 m; it has at present 2880 aerial roots reaching down to the ground.