ANCIENT TRADITION OF SITTING IN TEMPLE PREMISES

Question~ After darshan in the temple, sit down on the stairs/platform outside for a while. But why sit for a while? Answer ~ Tradition is that after visiting any temple, we come out and sit for a while on the foot of the temple. Do you know what is the reason for this tradition?

I This ancient tradition is made for a specific purpose. In fact, quietly sitting on the foot of the temple, one should recite a shloka. People of today have forgotten this verse. Contemplate this shloka and share it with the next generation also.
The shloka is like this~ *अनायासेन मरणम् ,* *बिना देन्येन जीवनम्।* *देहान्त तव सानिध्यम् ,* *देहि मे परमेश्वरम्॥* * Anayasen Maranam * Bina denyen jeevanam.* *Dehanth tav saanidhyam,* *Dehi mey Parmeshwaram* The meaning:

Anayasen Maranam means that we should die with ease, without any trouble and never fall sick and be confined to the bed, don’t die by suffering but let our lives go as we go about daily life.
Bina denyen jeevanam means there should be no life of dependency. Never have to be with anyone for support. Just as a person becomes dependent on others when he is paralyzed, do not be paralyzed or helpless. By the grace of Thakur ji, (Krishna ji) life can be lived without being dependent and begging.
Dehante tav sanidhyam means that whenever death comes, let it be in God’s presence. As at the time of death of Bhishma Pitamah, Thakur (Krishna ji) himself stood in front of him. Let life be released while having this darshan.
Dehi mey Parmeshwaram O God, grant us such a boon.

Recite the above verse while praying to God. Do not ask for job, car, bungalow, boy, girl, husband, wife, house, money etc. (ie worldly things), this God himself gives you according to your eligibility. . That is why one must sit and pray this prayer after having darshan. This is a prayer, not a solicitation or begging. Prayer is not for worldly things like for home, business, job, son, daughter, worldly pleasures, wealth or other things, whatever is requested like this is begging. The word 'prarthana' means - 'pra' means 'special’, ‘best’, ‘highest’ and 'arthna' means request. Prayer thus means ‘special and highest request’. The darshan of God in the temple should always be done with open eyes. Some people stand there with their eyes closed. Why close our eyes, when we have come to see? Open your eyes and look at the form of God, nija-swarupa, of the divine feet, of the lotus face, of the shringar, take full enjoyment, fill your eyes with the beautiful nija-swarupa. When you then sit outside after darshan, then meditate on the form you have seen with your eyes closed. Meditate on your own soul within, closing your eyes and if God does not appear in meditation, then go back to the temple and have darshan again.

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शगुन का लिफाफा

On an auspicious occasion like a birthday, engagement or marriage, sometimes we prefer giving a “शगुन का लिफाफा” instead of a gift item. But the money we put in the envelope is never like Rs. 100, 500 or 1000; but it is always Rs. 101, 501 or 1001.

Have you ever thought why we add that extra one rupee in the शगुन का लिफाफा 🤔 ? Well, there are four age-old reasons for doing that:

1 > “Zero” signifies an end, while “One” signifies a new beginning. That extra one rupee ensures that the receiver does not come across a zero.

2 > Mathematically, the numbers 100, 500 and 1000 are divisible; but the numbers 101, 501 and 1001 are indivisible. शगुन is a blessing, and we simply want our good wishes and blessings to remain indivisible.

3 > The added one rupee is a symbol of continuity, ahead of the basic amount. It strengthens the bond between the giver and the receiver. It simply means, “our good relationship will continue”.

4 > However, the added rupee must be a coin, and never a one rupee note. A coin is made of metal, which comes from Mother Earth 🌍 and it is considered to be an अंश or a part of Goddess Lakshmi. While the bigger amount is an investment, the one rupee coin is the “seed” for further growth of that investment. Your good wishes and blessings are for the investment to grow in either cash, kind or karma.

SOUL SATISFIED PEOPLE

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I was waiting at the bus stand to go to my hometown. The bus had not yet arrived at the bus stand.

I was sitting there reading a book.

Seeing me, a girl of about 10 years of age came to me and said, “Sir, please buy these pens, I will give you four pens for Rs.10. I am very hungry, I will get to eat something.”

There was a little boy with her too, maybe her brother.

I said, “Well I don’t need a pen.”

Her next question was very sweet, “Then how will we eat something?”

I said, “I don’t want a pen, but you will definitely eat something.”

I had two packets of biscuits in my bag. I took out both the packets, and handed one to each of them. But I was surprised beyond limit when she returned one packet and said, “Sir ji! One is enough, we will share it.”

I was utterly surprised to hear this!

I said again, “It’s okay, you keep both. It doesn’t matter.”

That girl’s reply shook me to my core, my soul. She said, “Then what will you eat?”

In this world, where people earning crores of billions keep humanity aside and rob people wildly in the name of success, a hungry girl taught me the ultimate lesson of humanity.

I said to myself, this is what soul-satisfied people look like… Don’t take so much from someone out of greed that we eat their share as well..!! ♾️

“There is a fundamental principle- give more than take. These qualities are manifested in a person who has grown through spiritual practice and self-study.”

TEN REASONS

In last 10 years, TEN major reasons for degradation of financial situation of a family :

  1. Everyone in family owns smartphone.
  2. Vacations under social pressure.
  3. Buying a car & gadgets as a status symbol.
  4. Avoiding home made food and unnecessarily eating out on weekends.
  5. Brand conscious for salons, parlours and clothes. Spoiled lifestyle increasing medical expenses.
  6. Trying to make Birthday and anniversary special by spending more money rather than time together.
  7. Grand weddings and family functions.
  8. Commercialization of Hospitals, Schools and tuitions.. education…etc.
  9. Spending what you haven’t yet earned…by loans and credit cards…
  10. Spending tons of money on interiors of house & office and thereby increasing the Maintenance cost….

We are copying others’ lifestyle without understanding our own needs and income. If this does not get curtailed, it will lead to lots more stress and anxiety with passing years (as habits don’t change).

  • Brilliant message
    I felt it to be worth sharing, as it applies to most of us.

Salesman

An Indian left his job in India and joined a salesman’s job in a big departmental store in Canada!!

On the first day, the Indian worked with full vigour.

At 6 pm…..

Boss :- “How much of sales did you do on the first day?”

Indian : “Sir, I attended to 1 Sales call.”

Boss : “Only 1 sale the whole day? Usually every salesman here does 20 to 30 Sale transactions a day. Well, tell me what is the value of your today’s one sale?”

Indian : “$93300….!”

Boss : “What?? Unbelievable! But how did you do that?”

Indian : “Sir, 1 customer came in and I sold him a small fishing hook. Then a mazola and then finally sold a big hook. Then I sold him 1 big fishing rod and some fishing gear…”

“Then I asked him where does he go to catch fish and he said to the coastal area….”

“Then I said to him that he would need a boat. So I took him down to the boat department and sold him a 20 ft double engine scooner boat.”

“When he said the boat won’t come in his Volkas Wagon, I took him to the auto mobile section and sold him the new Deluxe 4 x 4 blazer to carry the boat.”

“And when I asked him where he would be going fishing ??? He didn’t plan anything. So I took him to the camping section and sold him a six sleeper camper tent.”

“And then he took groceries worth $ 200 and 2 cases of beer….!”

Now the boss took 2 steps back and asked :- “You sold all this to a person who came just to buy only 1 fish hook???”

Indian : “NO, SIR… He actually came in to Buy 1 Tablet For his Headache…. I explained to him that ‘Fishing’is the Best Way to Get Rid of Headaches!!”

Boss : “Where did you work before ???”

Indian : “I was a PRO in a private hospital in India. For any patient who would come in for any ‘Minor Complaint’, we would get the Patient Tested for Pathology, ECO, ECG, TMT, CT SCAN, X-Ray, MRI etc.”

Boss : “Will You please be in my chair for a while? Meanwhile I shall go to India and join a Private Hospital for Training.”

THE TRUTH OF PRIVATE HOSPITALS IN INDIA
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MEDICINE

M E D I CI N E
is not always found In Bottles Tablets or
Vaccines
Let us Understand 22 world’s Best medicines…
1 Detoxification
is a medicine
2 Quitting Junk Food
is a medicine
*3 Exercise is a medicine.
4 Fasting is a medicine.
5 Nature is a medicine.
6 Laughter is a medicine.
7- 8 Vegetables And Fruits are medicines
9 Sleep is a medicine.
10 Sunlight is a medicine
11-12 Gratitude & Love
are medicines
13 Friends are medicines.
14 Meditation is a Medicine.
15 Being Fearless is a Medicine
16 Postive Attitude is a Medicine
17 Unconditional Love towards all living beings
is a medicine
18 Listening is a medicine
19 – 20 Speaking up & Sharing are medicines.
21 Accepting is a medicine.
..and
22 Staying in”PRESENT MOMENT” is the “Best Medicine”

ध्यान

ज्ञानी रमण महर्षि के पास एक छोटा सा बालक अपने मन की आशंका को प्रकट करते हुए पूछा कि ” ध्यान” किसे कहते हैं??

महर्षि हंसते हुए उस बालक को केले के पत्ते में एक रोटी देकर कहा, ” जब मैं हां कहूंगा तब तुम रोटी खाना शुरू कर और जब मैं दूसरी बार हां कहूंगा,तब तक पत्ते में रोटी खा चुका होना चाहिए”।

बालक उत्साहपूर्वक रोटी पर अपनी हाथ रखकर महर्षि के मुंह से हां शब्द की इंतजार कर रहा था। महर्षि ने कुछ देर के बाद हां कहे। तुरंत बालक उनके चेहरे को देखते हुए जल्दी से जल्दी बड़े बड़े टुकड़ों में रोटी को खाना शुरू किया। उसका पूरा लगन महर्षि के मुंह से दूसरी हां शब्द निकलने के अंदर रोटी को खत्म करने में ही था। महर्षि हंसते हुए बालक को ही निहार रहे थे। रोटी का अंतिम टुकड़ा जब बालक ने हाथ में लिए महर्षि को देख रहा था तब महर्षि ने दूसरी हां शब्द कह दिए। तुरंत बालक रोटी के अंतिम टुकड़े को मुंह में डाल दिया।

महर्षि बालक को समझाते हुए कहा कि ” रोटी खाते समय जिस तरह तुम्हारी मन सिर्फ मेरे हां कहने और रोटी खाने में ही केंद्रित रहा, उसी तरह जो भी काम करो , भगवान को ध्यान में रखकर काम करने पर वह सफलता देती है। और इस चर्या को ही सीधे बातों में ” ध्यान” कहते हैं।

Reasons for being beaten 🤔

CHILDREN OF TODAY DON’T EVEN KNOW THAT IN OUR DAYS YOU COULD BE BEATEN FOR ANY OF THE FOLLOWING REASONS:

  1. Crying too long after being beaten
  2. Not crying after being beaten
  3. Crying without being beaten
  4. Standing where elders are sitting
  5. Sitting while elders are standing
  6. Walking around aimlessly where elders are seated
  7. Eating food prepared for visitors
  8. Refusing to eat
  9. Coming back home after sunset
  10. Eating at the neighbour’s home
  11. Generally being too moody
  12. Generally being too excited
  13. Losing a fight with older age mate
  14. Winning a fight with your age mate
  15. Eating too slowly
  16. Eating too quickly
  17. Eating too much
  18. Not finishing your food
  19. Finishing your food and scraping your plate
  20. Eating and talking
  21. Sleeping while the elders in the house have already woken up
  22. Looking at the visitors while they are eating
  23. Stumbling and falling when walking
  24. Looking at an elder eye to eye
  25. When an elder is talking to you and you blink
  26. When an elder is talking to you and you stare and not blink
  27. When you look at an elder through the corner of your eye
  28. When your mates are playing gully cricket and you join them
  29. When your mates are playing and you don’t join them
  30. When you don’t wash your plate after eating
  31. When you wash your plate improperly
  32. When you almost break your plate
  33. When you break your plate
  34. When you bite your nails.
    34.. When you don’t bathe 🛀.
  35. When you bathe 🛀too quickly
  36. When you take too long to bathe 🛀.
  37. When you’re beaten in school for misbehaving
  38. When a car almost knocks you down
  39. When a car knocks you down and you don’t die!
  40. For not answering when spoken to
  41. For answering back when spoken to.
    42 Beaten for going to Temple or Church late
    43 Beaten for borrowing shoes/wears from friends.

Some of these reasons for beating a child may appear far-fetched today but they sure did happen and they were the norm that shaped the adults of today.

Kudos to our parents. We, the generation you almost killed with beating say ….
THANK YOU
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And if you were beaten because of any 3 of the above, please give a 👋 here

Our culture must not die!!!

कुंभकोणम के मंदिर

(जन्म लेने से, शताभिषेक तक)

१)संतान भाग्य के लिए । “करुवलर्चेरी।” २) आसानी से जन्म देने के लिए “तिरुकरुक्काऊर “। ३) स्वास्थ्य जीवन के लिए “वैदीश्वरन् कोविल”। ४) ज्ञान पाने के लिए “स्वामि मलै।” ५) पढ़ाई के लिए “कूत्तनूर”। ६) विजय प्राप्त करने के लिए ” पट्टीश्वरम्”। ७) कार्यालय में उत्तम स्थान प्राप्त करने के लिए “कुंभकोणम के ब्रम्हा मंदिर”। ८) आर्थिक विकास के लिए “ओप्पिलिअप्पर् कोविल”। ९) क़र्ज़ से छुटकारा पाने के लिए ” तिरुच्चेरै शरबेश्वर मंदिर”। १०) खोया हुआ धन- दौलत फिर से प्राप्त करने के लिए ” तिरुविडैमरुदूर ” महालिंग स्वामी मंदिर”।

११) औरत की तंदुरुस्ती के लिए “कुंभकोणम के काशी विश्वनाथ मंदिर”।१२) शादी के लिए “तिरुमणंजेरी”। १३) पति-पत्नी के बेहतर जीवन के लिए “कुंभेश्वर, मंगलांबिका मंदिर”। १४) बिछड़ा हुआ जोड़ा फिर से मिलने के लिए “तिरुवलंजुली”। १५) तांत्रिक कष्टों से मुक्ति पाने के लिए “अय्यावाडी श्री प्रत्यंंकरा देवी मंदिर”। १६) अदालत में न्याय मिलने के लिए “तिरिभुवनम् धर्मेश्वर मंदिर”। १७)पापों से मुक्ति मिलने के लिए ” महामह कुंड “में स्नान करना । १८) यम भय से मुक्त होने के लिए “श्री वांजीयम्”। १९) लंबी जीवन जीने के लिए ” तिरुक्कडयूर्”। २०) संकटों से मुक्ति मिलने के लिए “नटनपुरीश्वर मंदिर”।

तमिलनाडु के कुंभकोणम” चोल साम्राज्य” के समय निर्मित ढेर सारे बहुत ही बड़े मंदिरों से भरा हुआ राज्य है। यहां लगभग एक महीने तक ठहरकर सारे मंदिरों को देख सकते हैं।

ओप्पिलिअप्पर् कोविल

कुंभेश्वर मंगलांबिका मंदिर।