हमारे सबसे नजदिक का तारा: प्राक्सीमा सेंटारी

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हमारे सबसे नज़दीक का तारा कौन सा है ? सूर्य ! लेकिन सूर्य के सबसे नज़दीक का तारा ?
यह है प्राक्सीमा सेंटारी, जो की अल्फा सेंटारी तारा समुह के तीन तारो मे से एक है और हमारे सबसे नज़दीक है। यह तस्वीर के केन्द्र मे दिखायी दे रहा छोटा लाल तारा है, जो काफी धुँधला है। इसे सिर्फ दूरबीन से देखा जा सकता है। इसकी खोज 1995 मे हुयी थी। हमारी आकाशगंगा मंदाकिनी के हर तरह के तारे इस तस्वीर मे दिखायी दे रहे है। अल्फा सेंटारी तारा समूह का सबसे चमकीला तारा अल्फा सेंटारी हमारे सूर्य के जैसा ही है, और आकाश मे दिखायी देने वाले तारो मे तीसरा सबसे ज्यादा चमकीला तारा है।

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If Your Child Has Become Wealthy Have You Succeeded

Krishna's Mercy

[Rama and Lakshmana with Vishvamitra]“They pray to God to grant them blessings: ‘May You garner fame and return victorious. May You not lose a single hair while bathing.’” (Janaki Mangala, 29)

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Friend1: When you see your kid for the first time, right after birth, there are some pretty heavy feelings.

Friend2: Such as?

Friend1: Protection. You want to do everything you can to protect the child. Keep them away from harm. Let them not suffer, at all.

Friend2: That is completely natural. I know you don’t like me going off on tangents, but your sentiment reminds me of how people in Ayodhya felt a long time back.

Friend1: Towards their children?

Friend2: That’s the thing, these were two sons to the king, Dasharatha. Rama and Lakshmana were called away on duty.

Friend1: You make it sound like they were in the military or something. You know that…

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आधुनिक खगोलशास्त्र के पितामह : एडवीन हबल

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एडवीन हबल( Edwin Hubble) एडवीन हबल( Edwin Hubble)

एडविन हबल ब्रह्मांड के विस्तार सिद्धांत के प्रवर्तक और आधुनिक खगोल विज्ञान के पितामह थे । हबल बीसवीं सदी के अग्रणी खगोलविदों में से एक थे । उन पर ही हबल अंतरिक्ष टेलीस्कोप का नामकरण हुआ था । 1920 के दशक में हमारी अपनी मंदाकिनी(milky way) आकाशगंगा के परे अनगिनत आकाशगंगाओं की उनकी खोज ने ब्रह्मांड की और उसके भीतर हमारे वजूद की समझ में क्रांतिकारी परिवर्तन ला दिया था ।

एडविन हबल (1889-1953) का जन्म मार्सफिल्ड, मिसौरी में हुआ । अपने पहले जन्मदिन से पहले उन्हें व्हीटॉन, इलिनोइस ले जाया गया । उन्होंने शिकागो के विश्वविद्यालय में गणित और खगोल विज्ञान का अध्ययन किया और 1910 में विज्ञान की स्नातक डिग्री अर्जित की । वें ऑक्सफोर्ड विश्वविद्यालय के पहले रोड्स विद्वानों में से एक थे, जहां उन्होंने कानून का अध्ययन किया । प्रथम विश्व युद्ध में संक्षेप सेवा के बाद, वह शिकागो विश्वविद्यालय लौट आए…

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The Three Phases Of Praying For Stuff From The Devas

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[Krishna's lotus feet]“Men of small intelligence worship the demigods, and their fruits are limited and temporary. Those who worship the demigods go to the planets of the demigods, but My devotees ultimately reach My supreme planet.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 7.23)

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One aspect of proper vision is seeing the future. To actually see means to detect the changes that are constantly occurring. What is in front of us right now won’t remain so, even for an inanimate object like a statue. There is human effort, paurusham, along with time, kala.

The changing nature of the material world is incorporated into Shri Krishna’s characterization of demigod worship. Popular in the Vedic tradition, devas are satisfied in order to earn their favor. The opinion is that ultimately the practice is reserved for the less intelligent. From studying the stages of demigod worship we detect a…

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What To Do In The Case Of A Fallen Guru

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[Krishna's lotus feet]“Even if you are considered to be the most sinful of all sinners, when you are situated in the boat of transcendental knowledge, you will be able to cross over the ocean of miseries.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 4.36)

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Friend1: Did you see this story about the guru in India?

Friend2: Umm, there are like thousands of gurus in India.

Friend1: The one where the guy got arrested. He was charged with forcing girls to enter relations with him.

Friend2: Oh, yes. Sad situation.

Friend1: It’s big news. The guy’s followers have started to riot.

Friend2: I heard that.

Friend1: Really is amazing. How can people be so gullible? One look at this guy and I knew he was a fraud. The guy was making music videos, for crying out loud.

[Shrila Prabhupada]Friend2: His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada refers to this as the…

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Four Images From Rama’s Childhood

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[Rama with brothers]“Being prayed for by the demigods, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the Absolute Truth Himself, directly appeared with His expansion and expansions of the expansion. Their holy names were Rama, Lakshmana, Bharata and Shatrughna. These celebrated incarnations thus appeared in four forms as the sons of Maharaja Dasharatha.” (Shrimad Bhagavatam, 9.10.2)

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From birth to death and everything in between. Taken collectively the events are known as a lifetime. Each living being travels as such, while the exact duration varies. For a human being a lifetime may be upwards of eighty years, while for a tree it is thousands. For the creator, Lord Brahma, the lifetime is so long that the days and years are measured differently.

“By human calculation, a thousand ages taken together is the duration of Brahma’s one day. And such also is the duration of his night.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita

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Five Reasons To Abandon Stolen Property

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[Sita-Rama]“Ravana was very advanced materially, so much so that he turned his kingdom, Lanka, into pure gold, or full material wealth. But because he did not recognize the supremacy of Lord Ramachandra and defied Him by stealing His wife, Sita, Ravana was killed, and all his opulence and power were destroyed.” (Shrila Prabhupada, Shrimad Bhagavatam, 2.7.23 Purport)

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You shouldn’t steal, right? Does this need to actually be explained to anyone? The human being has some intelligence at the time of birth. Otherwise there wouldn’t be potential for reading, writing, speaking, walking, talking and other such things we take for granted, things we expect the adult to be able to do.

The Bhagavad-gita says that the intelligence comes from the source of all intelligence, the Supreme Consciousness that pervades the entire known space. Basically, wherever we see life, there is some connection to this…

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