still adding ……………
Has every one gone insane ? it has become viral, these mad fellows don’t even spare their own little children, these are not illiterate people,
recently a Foreign Diplomat was held for ** his own child in Bangalore. There is something really wrong, it has become really viral, or was it always like this and no one came to know,
has every one gone insane suddenly. Have zombies started infecting the population ?
No rules can change a man, it is the way a person is brought up.
The government is not looking at the root cause of the problem, it is not about punishing the culprits after they commit the crime or having police in every nook and corner of the country or asking woman to carry chilly power or pepper sprays, no one is thinking of developing a healthy society,
There are hundreds of boys and girls protesting at Raisina Hills and trying to get closer to Rastrapathi Bhavan, why cannot the President come out of his well secured home and meet the protestors and promise them that action will be taken and some thing concrete? we find Mr. Raul Vinci carrying bricks on his head and trying to help construction workers why can’t he come and interact with the protestors and join them ? Where is our Mr. Varun, he wanted to cut the hands of those who harm Hindus, doesn’t he want to do anything now to those who insult woman. This clearly shows how hypocritical they are.
And also these protestors need to understand it is the people who need to change, not necessarily stricter laws. Why do a crime in the first place ? there should be similar protests in every street asking moms and dads to bring up their children in a proper way.
In California In the year 1984, 25.9 percent of California adults smoked, In 2000, 16.3 percent of California adults smoked, In 2010, 11.9 percent of California adults smoked, look at this statistics, this was possible because in 1990 they went into every schools and educated the children about the ill effects of smoking, this is exactly what we need to do, parents need to spend more time with their children and help them grow into good citizens, teach them to respect every one equally (cast system will be eliminated from our country), educate them ill effects of drugs, tobacco, teach them not to give or take bribe, we can have a cleaner society in future.
There is a saying in Kannada “Maneye Modala Patashale“ “Home is first school”, but now Day Care and Play Homes have become the first school.
The more materially this world is advancing the more uncivilized it is getting.
The divine are extremely happy where women are respected ;
where they are not, all actions (projects) are fruitless.
yatra naaryastu puujyante ramante tatra devataaH |
yatraitaastu na puujyante sarvaastatraaphalaaH kriyaaH ||
यत्र नार्यस्तु पूज्यन्ते रमन्ते तत्र देवताः ।
यत्रैतास्तु न पूज्यन्ते सर्वास्तत्राफलाः क्रियाः ॥
Nothing is going to change, it is going to get worse day by day, because this is how it is supposed to be, you cannot expect a Jail to be like your own Home.
Not many of us know who this Vasant Dhoble is, but every Mumbaikar knows him very well, he heads the Social Service branch of Mumbai Police he is a know for his Moral Policing, recently he raided a pub and took few girls into custody under the Prevention of Immoral Trafficking Act. Some of them have filed a case against Mr Vasant Dhoble saying they are innocent and have been taken into custody wrongly and are demanding one crore rupees as compensation, I ask those girls “who told you to be in such a place in the first place”, the reply will be who are you to ask, it is people like Vasant Dhoble who are asking because parents are not. I am not targeting woman but I am against the present culture. Indians have forgotten their time tested culture and are too excited about Western Culture; live in relations, gay marriages, divorces all nonsense things.
Indian culture has evolved over thousands of years, it is only now that the west is experimenting things and trying to find a proper way of life, after several thousands of years the West will come to a point which resembles Indian Culture, but our ancestors has experimented and set proper guidelines for us.
Indian culture respect woman to the greatest extent, she is worshiped at different stages of her life as we all know, it is only now in the recent past may be from a hundred year, woman is exploited right from her birth by few materialistic people. Other wise woman is respected in Indian culture; Lord Ram was not allowed to perform AshwaMedha Yaaga because Seetha was not with Ram, as a last resort a golden replica of Sita was made to sit along side Ram during the Yaga, We have examples of queens like Kaikeyi who helped their husbands in the battlegrounds, In scriptures, women have been shown teaching, training, running the businesses, ruling the kingdoms and even fighting at battlefields. Shila-Mahadevi ruled jointly with her husband Dhruva over the empire of Rastrakuta. Didda & Sugandha and several queens of Kara dynasty too were rulers, I can give numerous examples like this.
Todays youth have become blind and just running behind sense gratification in the name of Freedom. There is lot of difference between Freedom and doing as we wish, No one is teaching them what is life all about and its values, these youths are not guided properly by their parents and these youths who would become parents at a later point will not know what to teach their kids, this will go on and the situation will become worse.
It is strictly forbidden for boys to mingle with girls in Indian Culture, this is looked upon as a joke by todays youth, and we can see the result of this in terms of numerous MMS getting uploaded on the net every day. And when people like Vasant Dhoble raise their voice there will be huge hue and cry on all social networking sites and media. Lord Krishna says in Geetha, freely mingling of woman with men will result to VARNA SANKARA
I would like to share an email I received some time back.
One day in the Spring of 1973 Srila Prabhupada(founder of ISKCON) was walking around in his quarters, in New Dwarka, chanting Japa. I was arranging things on his desk.
He was looking out the window onto the street. He was watching a young boy and girl who were talking to one another. "Young boys and girls," he said.
"Now a boy, he sees a young girl and he wants to do something. He thinks, ‘I want to be with her.’ He'll go up to her and say, 'What are you doing? Do you want don't to go out on a date?’
I had to smile. When Srila Prabhupada told a story it was often like a play.
He would assume the role of the characters he was representing. Hearing Srila Prabhupada speaking like a young boy asking a girl out on a date was certainly amusing to hear. At the same time it was very instructive.
He continued, “When I was young the same desires were there. The desires haven't changed. We also had desires like that. You see a girl. You become attracted. But the culture was there. The Vedic culture was so strict you wouldn't even look at her, what to speak of talking to her or making some proposition. Everything was the same, except the culture. Now, there is no culture. You just go up to a girl and say anything you want. The desires are always there, like this young boy and girl, but a boy could never approach a girl to speak to her. It was unheard of. You wouldn't think of doing it."
He looked at me and continued, “When I was a young boy sometimes my mother would go and spend some time with her lady friend who lived just across the street. My mother did not even walk across the street by herself. A carriage would pick her up at our home and take her across the street to her friend’s house. This was the Vedic culture. Now there is no culture." - Srutakirti das.
Dear Vasant Dhoble, please continue to do what you are doing. Even Bangalore needs people like you.
Valentines day is around the corner, young hearts are gearing up for the occasion and also we find the saffron brigade up in arms against this very concept.
Valentines day reminds me of an article I read in a magazine few years ago, I like to share it with you all, please make time and read below.
"O Romeo, Romeo ... what happened?"
Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is regarded around the world as a powerful example of true love. The play's magic deeply moves many who see or read it. Some people admire the lovers' determination to die rather than compromise their ideal love; others are struck by the tragic way lasting happiness eludes Romeo and Juliet; and many see reflected in the story hankerings and frustrations experienced in their own lives.
Whatever the cause of the story's appeal, it is interesting to imagine what might have happened if the story had ended in a different way. After all, in romantic stories the hero and heroine often overcome all obstacles, marry, and live "happily ever after."
Let's suppose Friar Lawrence's plan to reunite Juliet with her exiled new husband had worked. His idea was to have her drink a sedative that would make her appear dead. He would then inform Romeo of the ruse and rescue Juliet, with Romeo's help, from the crypt where she would be lying. The couple would then go to the city of Mantua and start a new life together. No tragic endings, no untimely deaths, no irony of destiny.
Let's return to their home some twenty years later to see how "ever after" has favored the fabled lovers.
Upon arriving, we learn that Romeo and Juliet recently had their eighth child, but the neighbors doubt they'll stop there. Having so many kids has taken a toll on poor Juliet. She is no longer the exquisite beauty Romeo first met years ago. She looks tired and aged, and Romeo has begun calling her "Pumpkin." Disposable diapers haven't been invented, nor have canned baby food, coin laundries, or any other modern conveniences. "Happily ever after" has turned into "entanglement ever after."
Juliet is thinking of talking to Romeo about her frustration with the kind of life they now have: their romance is long gone, the routine of everyday life is boring, and she's discovered many defects in Romeo she'd overlooked when they were dating back in Verona, such as his table manners. And, if ignorance is bliss, Juliet is better off not knowing about a couple of love affairs he's been trying to hide.
Romeo hasn't fared that well either. After the Friar failed to get a pardon for him in Verona, the couple settled down in Mantua, where Romeo was unemployed for a while. Finally, he got a job as a town clerk, but that wasn't much help: his wages weren't enough to maintain their former aristocratic standard of living. And having been rejected by their families, he can't expect any support from them.
Looking at himself in the mirror recently, Romeo noticed with dismay his receding hairline, his expanding waistline, and a few other lines—in his face. To make things worse, he's been realizing that Juliet isn't the bright angel he had originally thought she was, but rather a short-tempered, spoiled kid completely unprepared for real life. And now, with so many children and all those household chores, she doesn't even have time for him anymore.
Both are going through an early mid-life crisis, and their future doesn't look worth writing about, much less by the great Shakespeare. They are preoccupied with fearful thoughts of unfulfilled dreams, rebellious children, impending old age, inevitable diseases, and finally death.
If this had been the story of Romeo and Juliet, instead of the one in Shakespeare's tragic play, they would never have become famous. Their story would have been just one more among the millions of trivial real-life "love stories" occurring daily around the world.
Now let us analyze Shakespeare's version of the story of Romeo and Juliet from the unique perspective of the ancient wisdom of India. In the renowned Bhagavad-gita (2.62-63), Sri Krsna explains the cycle of entanglement in material life. He begins, "While contemplating the objects of the senses, a person develops attachment for them." Romeo fell hard for Juliet simply because he happened to see her at a party; otherwise, he could have gone on enchanted with his girlfriend Rosaline, or he might have found another young love. As Friar Lawrence put it, "Is Rosaline, whom thou didst love so dear, so soon forsaken? Young men's love, then, lies not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes."
Furthermore, Krsna says, "From such attachment lust develops." Lust is an irresistible impulse to enjoy something, or someone, such as Romeo felt for Rosaline or Juliet. Influenced by lust, Romeo jumped over fences, climbed walls, risked being seen and killed by the Capulets, and arranged an elopement. In less passionate circumstances he himself would have regarded all this as zany behavior unbefitting a respectable Italian gentleman.
Then, "From lust, anger arises, from anger, complete delusion arises, and from delusion, bewilderment of memory." Anger manifests because sense objects tend to let us down; either we become bored with them after a while, or our plans to enjoy them fail. In any case, we are unable to enjoy them forever. As for Romeo and Juliet, the dispute between their families prevented them from enjoying each other as they so ardently desired. Anger, delusion, and confusion thus quickly arose in their minds.
From there, "Intelligence is lost and one falls again into the material pool." Because of the many impediments to their happiness, Romeo and Juliet gradually lost their sense of discrimination, and this eventually led to their tragic deaths. To dispel the mystique of the outcome of the story, a modern youth counselor might add that their disregard for their own lives was the result of a combination of adolescent immaturity and a lack of communication at home, factors that lead to suffering or even death for many unfortunate young people today.
Seeing Shakespeare's version of the story in the light of Bhagavad-gita. we can conclude that what touches people is that destiny was unkind to Romeo and Juliet and pushed them too soon into the final stages of the above-mentioned cycle of material entanglement, without their even having enjoyed some of the "normal" pleasure found in the early stages of the cycle. Readers wouldn't be moved by our modified and less exciting version of the story, because the same cycle took a more natural course.
The cycle of entanglement described in Bhagavad-gita is universal, applying to everyone in material life under every circumstance. It would have applied to Romeo and Juliet as individuals even if they had never met each other, if they had gone their own ways after meeting, or if they had had a picture-perfect family life after getting married.
The cycle of entanglement does not discriminate regarding one's sex, religion, time in history, wealth, and so on, and thus it affects all of us when we develop a materialistic approach to happiness. And it starts in a rather innocent way. In everyday life we can't but contemplate other people's appearance, possessions, and social life; we also see the slick new consumer products in the market; and we witness the romance and glitter of TV, cinema, and stories like Romeo and Juliet. We gradually become attached to these objects and begin selecting the ones we think will help us live happily ever after.
Full of energy, we then go out and try to make our dreams a reality. But things get complicated at this point because our narrow-minded optimism often overlooks the frustrating side effects that manifest along with our dreams. The ensuing entanglements often become the predominant factor in our lives. Or we achieve our dreams, only to find that they don't bring us the happiness we thought they would, or that we are unable to hold on to them forever. By then we usually don't have the energy or the direction to start all over again, and so we have to adjust our expectations and learn to live with the realities around us.
Since these are the results of our materialistic attempts to attain happiness, we need to look elsewhere to find lasting satisfaction. Bhagavad-gita warns us that happiness in the material plane is always subjected to the cycle of entanglement in material life. Bhagavad-gita offers us an alternative: finding happiness in a manner befitting our original, spiritual nature.
There is a way of life in which actions don't entangle us further, but gradually liberate us; a way of life in which the world is seen as it really is, and not as it appears to be; a way of life in which we use time to accomplish a higher goal, not just pass it until it's used up; and a way of life in which the pleasures come from within, and not from our interaction with matter. That way of life is a means to self-realization and begins with chanting the Hare Krsna mantra.
For all Romeos, Juliets, and other seekers, we offer a word of advice from Srila Prabhupada, the founder-acarya of the Hare Krsna movement: "Material sense pleasures are due to the contact of the material senses with their objects. These pleasures are all temporary because the body itself is temporary. A liberated soul is not interested in anything which is temporary. Knowing well the joys of transcendental pleasures, how can a liberated soul agree to enjoy false pleasure? Those who are true yogis or learned transcendentalists are not attracted by sense pleasures, which are the causes of continuous material existence. The more one is addicted to material pleasures, the more he is entrapped by material miseries."
by Radha Krsna Swami for Back to God Head magazine
Orkut and Face Book is normal these days right.
Read this story, nonsense sites like these are spoiling people.
10 years ago we did not have any of these social networking sites, what happened then dnt we have a life ? or is it that we have become more close to our friends and relatives due to constant messaging ?
The problem with today’s world is they have become completely materialistic, and have no idea about how precious this human life is and what this life is meant for. today’s world doesn’t have morals and ethics, if they are happy that’s enough no matter if it is right or wrong, today’s world is just concerned on how I can enjoy to the max, how I can have better sex (viagra), how can i accumulate more money, only these things, if u consider any person in this world his mind will only keep thinking about these things.
The desire to always be entertained leads us to sites like orkut, facebook, continuously SMSing, always hooked on to radio/mp3. Our mind wants to be constantly entertained; it is looking for opportunities to enjoy each second and degrades us.
This is why our Sages have told not to become slaves of the senses; only by Sadana we can control the sense impulses. But the philosophy of a materialistic person is that life is short enjoy to the max do not bother about anything. First of all the current generation doesn’t recognize the fact that there is something beyond sense enjoyment what to speak of Sadana to them.
But let me tell you there is Nothing to worry this is how it had to be, things are going to become even worse, people will eat their own fetus.
"...mortal beings will become dull-witted, unlucky, voracious, destitute of wealth yet voloptuous, and women, wanton and unchaste.
In the Kali Yuga, men will abandon their parents, brothers, friends, and relatives. They will occupy high seats [and pulpits] and will [pretend to] preach religion.
"In the Kali Yuga, wealth alone will be the deciding factor of nobility [in place of birth, righteous behavior or merit]. And brute force will be the only standard or deciding what is righteous or just."
Fetuses will be killed in the wombs of their mothers.
Young girls will do trade in their virginity.
Base men who have gained a certain amount of learning (without having the virtues necessary for its use) will be esteemed as sages.
The doctrines of false teachers will be held to be scripture... In the Kali Yuga, those who practice fasting, austerity and liberality will do so in whatever way they please [and not according to the law]. And men will call this righteousness... Example Nityananda.
In the Kali Yuga, men, corrupted by unbelievers, will refrain from adoring God, the Lord of sacrifice, the creator and lord of all. They will say: Of what authority are the Vedas? What are gods ? What need is there for purification with water?
Pre-cooked food will be readily available!
Yes this is going to happen, this is the age of darkness and quarrel (Kali Yuga) the only solution is to engage in serious Sadhana, and escape from this cycle of birth and death, there is no other way.
Find a proper Guru, how to differentiate between a bad and a good Guru? read Baghvatgeetha,I am not going to spoon feed . We are in a jail and this is how jail is suppose to be, if you want to clean up this jail its not possible just like you cant ask for luxury in a jail, the only way is change your self from inside and prove to the jailer that you have transformed and go out.
If a person in spite of seeing all this nonsense around and in spite of undergoing so much of torture in life doesn’t think of liberation he is definitely a fool. Life will continue to kick us until we realize what we need to.
This is how life is suppose to be, do not crib of corruption, bad friends, bad health... etc Enjoy it Lifuu Ishtene
Karma Yoga – from the time I read the third chapter of BHAGAVAD-GITA
I kept wondering is it really possible to practice Karma Yoga i.e not to be attached to the results of our work.
I asked my self does it mean come to office daily and not expect to be paid
Finally after lot of thinking this is what I feel.
Think you are acting in a huge movie, that spans your entire life, and some one is watching your every move, and you are just playing a role in the movie, and you have nothing to gain or loose at the end of the movie, except that your next role will depend on how good (morally) you act in this present role.
This is how we can practice Karma Yoga
If you seriously keep the above in mind you will not be affected by anything in life. Nothing can make you cry and nothing can make you happy. An actor will not get overwhelmed if his proposal is accepted by the actress in the movie, because he knows this is just temporary he has life out side the movie, and he wont get disheartened if he looses everything in the movie because he knows this is not real.
The Actor is the soul, the role is our identity in this life and the costume is our body.
If we realize this much deeply in our sub conscious and act accordingly in our day to day activities we don’t have to go to any forest or Himalaya for Nirvana. This is exactly what “The Monk Who Sold His Ferare” says. We can attain Nirvana here at this very moment if we so desire.
Keeping your mind calm irrespective of what happens just like a flame of a lamp that doesn’t flicker by wind is called STITHA PRAGNA.
Act without attachment practice Karma Yoga and act perfectly.
Its up to you to work with or without salary
I am fed up with my software job, it is the same routine daily; coding, documentation, fix bugs, demos, QA, how long should I do the same thing, I am seriously thinking for a change.
I want to become an entrepreneur, yes this is the mantra of this generation, if you want to be the master of your decisions, lay back and make your own schedules this is the only way. But to be one among them you need to be Daring, Think Out of the Box, Crowd puller, and a good Manager. Guys you might not be sensing what’s cooking in my mind, I want to become a Swamiji, yes you heard it loud and clear a Swamiji, how long should I travel in my old bike, I am bored of my mid segment car, and the most important thing only one wife ahaaaaaaaa (hope my wife doesn’t read this). I just need to post fix my name with a word like ‘ananda/baba/bhagavan….’. I have learnt few magic tricks in my childhood days those will come handy. The best part is I need not even pay tax, I get to accompany beautiful actresses, many high segment cars, foreign tours, lots and lots of followers to clap for what ever I say.
The latest in this list of entrepreneurs is our bellowed Sri Bhagavan Nityananda. I had seen his lectures on youtube, the only thing I liked in him is the way he laughed, he used to laugh his heart out. I had even sent few mails to his web site correcting him on various points where he had explained Mahabaratha wrongly. I had mailed him saying to stop creating his own philosophy and also to stop glorifying himself and start to projecting God or his Guru on his websites. He learnt yoga in his childhood days and that became the base for his business, now our young entrepreneur has thousands of business units across the globe. And finally his true color has come to light.
These culprits have made Spiritualism a commodity, you pay few thousands the swamiji would teach you the secret of becoming the God or make you realize that you are God and revealed your true identity! What a nonsense!! When he knew that secret why does he need money ?
It is very heartening to see such things happening in a Holy land like India, it is a disgrace to our culture isnt it?, these unworthy people dress up in saffron and get drowned in sense gratification, the reason a Sanyasi wears a saffron cloth is to symbolizes the color of fire which can destroy all impurities whatever comes in contact with it.
A person is capable of becoming a guru only if he has his senses controlled, self realized and always thinks of the almighty. A Guru according to the scriptures should be strictly celibate, he must not associate with woman, renounce all worldly enjoyments. If you cannot remain celibate then marry who is stopping you that is the reason the concept of Marriage is made by our ancient Indian sage Swethakethu.
These young entrepreneurs make their business grow in the world of ignorant people and make genuine saints to feel the heat as every one see them with suspicious eyes
As long as we have dumb fools who fall on the feet of babas, anandas, and swamis just because they can give you some ash or claim to make you god, such culprits will continue to thrive and make merry. Where there is market there is opportunity.
Such fellows must be stoned to death; this is what Islam says to do if any one claims to be a God.
Five hundred years back Lord Krishna incarnated in a place called Navadweep and showed the world how a Sanyasi must conduct himself, When one of his disciple Haridasa violated the strict rules of the renounced order of life Lord Caitanya banned him from His association. Some time back at Iskcon when Chaitanya Charitamruta (pastimes of Lord Chaitanya) had to be enacted as a drama, the actor had to be celibate for 2 years to play the part of Lord Caitanya. I admire Vidyabhushana Swamiji in this regard, he quit the ashram and got married! This is an excellent thing to do rather than spoiling the ashram environment.
Well, may be this is not the right time, let me wait till people forget this Nityananda episode. Truely, I am serious about becoming an entrepreneur! By the way, would you be interested in joining me????
It has turned out to be a trend to support Pakistan, this started from Lal Krishna Advani, Jaswant Singh and now its our Bollywood hero Mr.SRK
There might or might not be a political influence over excluding Pakistan players from the third leg of IPL, but I feel PAK really deserved it, So called open minded people and secular minded people might feel the opposite, yes it is true what did Pak players do to get this kind of a treatment, if one thinks about it seriously it does make sense in excluding them.
Lets think about it in a wider spectrum of implications.
When India carried out its Nuclear Test at Pokhran, economic sanctions were imposed on India by USA and Japan, there were other countries like Russia who kept the defense and nuclear programs on hold, there were economic sanctions on Pakistan too until the Bush government came to its rescue to appease Pak and get them to their side in countering Terrorism.
These economic sanctions affect the common man more than anyone what did the common man do ? It is a diplomatic move to force the government not to make such moves in future.
India has imposed few diplomatic sanctions on Pak, so that Pak stops supporting terrorism and come to a peaceful dialog, you cannot have different foreign policies for Pak government, its cricket team, its people, its IIS and so on. By excluding Pak players from IPL, the Pak gov and its people will feel the pinch. And we as people of India have our responsibility to understand our foreign policy and act accordingly, Mr SRK must understand this, he needs to think, how Pakistan is giving shelter to Dawood Ibrahim,
the way Pakistan gov has been supporting terrorism and giving protection to the most wanted terrorist Osama Bin Laden, the way Pak government has handles the Mumbai attack, how it denied Kasab as its citizen, this list never ends.
Mr SRK says he has spoken what he felt was right, a matured person doesn’t do so, a matured person speaks what is right for his country and other citizens, a person of his stature does not jump out and voice his emotions, he needs to develop emotional quotient, real life is not like a movie where emotions are exaggerated and shown.
Shiv Sena did not question SRK’s patriotism, all they said was if you want to support Pak players please go and stay there. Every one born in India have patriotism but the degree varies, it reflects in the way they express them selves. And also I do not support Shiv Sena on all issues I seriously condemn when they say Mumbai is not for outside people. People might have gone to watch SKR's movie in big numbers i feel it is not in support to him, it is only because they like his movies.
It has become general tendency of the media to bash Siv Sena and similar organizations for what ever they say or do, the media feels they can be secular only by bashing these organizations, the media and people must come out of this pseudo secularism and behave responsible and cover the news unbiased, Media is not there to judge, Media is just to report and let the people Judge. I am saying this because the way media had handled this issue was biased.