Friday, March 26, 2010

A great poem to help the man realize that God has equipped the man with all of HIS powers.

Almost from the day when I came to my senses, I realized that we, human beings, are nothing but the embodiments of God-the supreme power. Each of us were born unique and brought along with us something unique. Each of us are so uniquely designed, so uniquely crafted by the almighty that each of us are empowered with the power like God, to create a world as magnanimous as the world created by the God himself. But the society for selfish reasons does everything and anything to kill that uniqueness with which we were born with in a systematic way in order to bring in homogeneity amongst the fellow human beings for it to comfortable enough in ruling over us.
I have been of realization that there is nothing called coincidence. Whatever happens happens for good and happens only when needed/warranted/required. While going through my old papers, I laid my hands on a poem titled "Believe in Yourself" by Edgar A. Guest. A remarkable poem, indeed!!! The same is presented below in as it is form. 

Believe in yourself! Believe you were made
to do any task without calling for aid.

Believe, without growing too scornfully proud,
that you, as the greatest and least are endowed.

A mind to do thinking, two hands and two eyes
are all the equipment God gives to the wise.

Believe in yourself! You are divinely designed
and perfectly made for the work of mankind.

The truth you must cling to through danger and pain;
the heights others have reached you can also attain.

Believe to the very last hour, for it’s true.
That what ever you will, you’ve been gifted to do.

Believe in yourself and step out unafraid.
By misgivings and doubt be not easily swayed.

You’ve the right to succeed; the precision of skill
which betokens the great you can earn if you will!

The wisdom of the ages is yours if you’ll read.
But you’ve got to believe in yourself to succeed.

Monday, March 15, 2010

From a talk by Khurshid Batliwala (MSc in Maths from IIT Bombay), a practicer of Art of Living

It was not a sheer coincidence (in my experience there is nothing called coincidence) that a friend shared with me links of a talk by Mr. Khurshid Batliwala (MSc in Maths from IIT Bombay), a practitioner of Art of Living who, in addition to many interesting aspects of Hindu Ancient Wisdom Treasure, shared the traits of three gunas or qualities of nature vuz. Tamas, Rajas and Sattva and how theirs imbalance can cause change in human nature.
Tamas (Brings Sleep): Excess of Tamas guna leads to Laziness and Lethargy which in turn leads to Habitual Procrastination->Loss of Interest->Depression-> Suicidal Tendencies

Rajas (Allows Activity): Excess of Rajas guna will result in "Can't sit still, restless in the body" which in turn leads to "Bombardment of thoughts"->Impatience and Indecisiveness-> Anger and Aggression->Violence

Sattva(Purity, Beauty, Peace, Joy, Enthusiasm) (When Tamas and Rajas are in balance): Presence of Sattva will result only when Tamas and Rajas are in perfect balance and then Meditation will be effortlessly easy and will result in Lightness, Centeredness and Cheerfulness->Your efforts bear fruits very easily-> Results more and earlier than you expect-> Success and Extreme Good Luck

Hope the above helps you as well in figuring out what's wrong where and then you can accordingly bring in changes your life to lead to a stage of enrichment of Sattva guna.