Monthly Archives: November 2017

Didn’t Janaka Take A Huge Risk With The Rules Of The Contest

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[Sita-Rama]“The men and women of the city are staring at the lamp of Raghu’s family with love, while they give a bad look to the king of Videha.” (Janaki Mangala, 65)

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Friend1: If you collectively study Shri Rama’s lila, His pastimes, which incident do you think is the most famous?

Friend2: That’s like asking which of your kids do you love the most.

Friend1: I’m not asking about preference. This is not personal opinion, but rather popularity. Think of it like asking someone who they think is going to win the election versus who they are voting for.

Friend2: Oh, I see. Still a tough question, but I’d have to go with Rama’s breaking of the bow.

Friend1: At Janaka’s contest. To win the hand of Sita Devi in marriage.

[Rama breaking bow]Friend2: Yes. It was an amazing accomplishment. It literally could not be…

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Five Things To Do When Entering A New Dwelling

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[Sita-Rama]“May Indra protect you on the East, may Yama protect you on the South and Varuna on the West and Kuvera on the North.” (Sita Devi speaking to Lord Rama, Valmiki Ramayana, Ayodhya Kand, 16.24)

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It’s moving-in day. It was a longtime coming. Enough of living with others. It was nice to have close friends and family around, but you needed some space. You have your own family to start, so it’s nice to get a little privacy, some separation.

When you enter the new dwelling, you are thankful. You appreciate the ability to live in such a place. The wise person is grateful for every day they remain alive, because no results in life are guaranteed. Under the influence of ahankara, the false ego, the individual thinks they are the sole doer, but that is not the case. The modes of…

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How Does Bhagavan Deal With The Mother-In-Law Problem

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[Sita-Rama]“Living in the kingdom of the Ikshvakus for twelve years, I enjoyed every delight imaginable to human beings and had all my desires fulfilled. Upon the thirteenth year, the king invited all his ministers to an assembly to discuss the installation of Rama as the new king. When it was thus decided in that assembly that Rama would succeed His father as king, my respectable mother-in-law, Kaikeyi, begged for a boon from her husband.” (Sita Devi speaking to Ravana, Valmiki Ramayana, Aranya Kand, 47.4-6)

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Friend1: You ever have someone say bad things about someone that is important to you?

Friend2: What happened?

Friend1: I’m asking you first.

Friend2: Is this about politics again? I told you to let it go. Don’t get so attached.

Friend1: How did you know? Well, it’s not politicians, exactly. It’s people on the radio. I listen to them…

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Is Life Meant For Suffering

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[Lord Krishna]“After attaining Me, the great souls, who are yogis in devotion, never return to this temporary world, which is full of miseries, because they have attained the highest perfection.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 8.15)

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Friend1: Have you been watching any of the hurricane coverage on television?

Friend2: Some of it. I don’t want to, but other people keep it on and it’s difficult to avoid.

Friend1: Pretty crazy stuff.

Friend2: Absolutely.

Friend1: You probably get this question a lot. How does the spiritually-aware person behave during such events?

Friend2: What do you mean? Are they supposed to behave any different? Bhakti-yoga, devotional service, is a full-time occupation. Night and day, asleep or awake, working or relaxing – there is a connection to the Divine consciousness. In the Ramacharitamanasa, Maharishi Valmiki says that a devotee of Shri Rama doesn’t mind being in heaven…

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Five Reasons Even Narasimha Was Not A Wrathful Deity

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[Narasimha killing]“The great saint Narada Muni continued: The demigods, headed by Lord Brahma, Lord Shiva and other great demigods, dared not come forward before the Lord, who at that time was extremely angry.” (Shrimad Bhagavatam, 7.9.1)

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It’s a commonly held belief. There appears to be justification in ancient works passed on and read to this day, though in translated form. It would help to explain why bad things happen. It stands to reason that category five hurricanes striking land are not a random occurrence, that someone upstairs is upset.

That person in the sky is known as God to most, and in a typical depiction there are signs of aging. It is an old man, who is upset and vengeful. He is looking down disapprovingly at the people below, who are supposed to avoid sin. Instead, they are neck-deep in it, not giving a…

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Four Activities Accounted For Through Charanamrita

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[Krishna's lotus feet]“It is described in the Padma Purana that even a person who has never been able to give in charity, who has never been able to perform a great sacrifice, who has never been able to study the Vedas, who has never been able to worship the Lord – or, in other words, even one who has never done any pious activities – if he simply drinks the charanamritam which is kept in the temple, he will become eligible to enter into the kingdom of God.” (The Nectar of Devotion, Ch 9)

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It is a combination of two words. There is amrita, which is a negation of the word that means “death.” Amrita typically refers to a kind of drink produced through the churning of the ocean one time by the suras and the asuras, the good guys and the bad…

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ओमुअमुआ(Oumuamua) : सौर मंडल के बाहर से आया एक मेहमान

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ओमुअमुआ: Oumuamua ओमुअमुआ: Oumuamua

पहली बार खगोलविज्ञानियों ने एक क्षुद्रग्रह को खोज निकाला है जो बाहरी अंतरिक्ष से हमारे सौरमंडल में प्रवेश कर चुका है।

चिली स्थित ESO(European Southern Observatory) के वेरी लार्ज टेलिस्कोप(Very Large Telescope: VLT) और विश्व के अन्य वेधशालाओं के निरीक्षण हमे बताते है कि यह अनोखा क्षुद्रग्रह हमारे सौरमंडल में प्रवेश करने से पहले लाखों वर्षो तक अंतरिक्ष मे यात्रा कर रहा था। यह क्षुद्रग्रह रंग में काला, थोड़ी लालिमा लिए लंबी चट्टान जैसी दिखाई पड़ता है। इस क्षुद्रग्रह से जुड़े सर्वेक्षण परिमाण को 20 नवंबर के नेचर साइंस पत्रिका में प्रकाशित किया जा चुका है।

19 अक्टूबर 2017 को हवाई स्थित पैन-स्टारर्स1 दूरबीन(Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System: Pan-STARRS) ने अपने अंतरिक्ष अवलोकन के दौरान इस क्षुद्रग्रह को खोजा था। शुरुआती जांच में इसकी कक्षा को सही तरीके से नही समझा जा सका था इसलिए खोज के बाद इसका वर्गीकरण एक धूमकेतु के रूप में किया…

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