Four Reasons Hanuman Is A Wonderful Sight To Behold

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[Shri Hanuman]“At night, on the sun having set, Maruti [Hanuman] contracted his body. Becoming the size of a cat, he was a wonderful sight to behold.” (Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 2.49)

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Certain things are just amazing to see. A glacier along the horizon while on a boat in Antarctica. The array of colors from the sunset along the ocean. The sun being eclipsed. The view of the clouds while travelling on an airplane. The birth of a child; that suddenly, seemingly out of nowhere, a brand new life enters this world.

Though difficult to see with conditioned eyes, with the help of shastra and the spiritual master it is possible to realize how one notable historical personality is one of the greatest sights to behold. The reason is always the same: the link to the Divine in a mood of love and devotion.


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Three Practices Similar To Bhakti That Lack The Same Effect

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[Prasadam offering]“If one offers Me with love and devotion a leaf, a flower, fruit, or water, I will accept it.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 9.26)

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To the outsider something is off. Strange outfits. Non-traditional haircuts. Weird sounds. Sure, they are of Sanskrit origin, but who speaks that ancient language today? Waking up so early in the morning, a restrictive diet, and talking only of one topic. And all for what, pleasing someone that can’t be seen?

Perhaps the secret is in the activities themselves. Try similar things, without the God component, and maybe the same effect will be there.

As man has free will, the potential exists to try anything in a material existence. Proper bhakti-yoga practices are effective precisely because of authority. Guidelines and procedures passed down through the generations, making slight adjustments for time and circumstance, bring everything auspicious and favorable. Similar practices…

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How Does The Robotic Revolution Affect Bhakti-Yoga Practice

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[Krishna's lotus feet]“One should not give up anything which can be utilized in the service of the Lord. That is a secret of devotional service. Anything that can be utilized in advancing Krishna consciousness and devotional service should be accepted.” (The Nectar Of Devotion, Ch 14)

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Friend1: I know that you’re not worried about changing patterns in terms of economics.

Friend2: Where is this coming from?

Friend1: As far as jobs shifting overseas, industries being eliminated through technology and the advancements in productivity.

Friend2: Oh, are you referencing how I like to bring up the fact that over one hundred years ago primarily everyone was involved in farming?

Friend1: Yes. You like to mention the telephone switchboard operators, as well.

Friend2: Yeah, that was a heavily-serviced industry. Those jobs don’t really exist anymore. Machines have taken over. Yet people are still working. It’s stressful, for…

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The Burning Fire Of Time

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[Shri Rama]“Let me go to hell or have the child of the four rewards devoured by a witch. Let all other fruits be burned, but Tulsi will still have love for Shri Rama.” (Dohavali, 92)

parauṃ naraka phala cāri sisu mīca dākinī khāu |
tulasī rāma saneha ko jo phala so jari jāu ||

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Known as kala in Sanskrit, time can be compared to a raging fire that consumes everything. There is the saying that time heals all wounds. The idea is that whatever bad situation exists at present, with enough moments going by, things will change. That is the nature of a material existence. The winner today is the loser tomorrow. The memory of the heartbreaking defeat is erased through a thrilling victory in the future. Death follows birth, and after death there is another birth.

As time continues to move into the…

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भौतिक विज्ञान को अनिश्चित कर देने वाले वर्नेर हाइजेनबर्ग

विज्ञान विश्व

वर्नेर हाइजेनबर्ग(Werner Heisenberg) वर्नेर हाइजेनबर्ग(Werner Heisenberg)

गणित में बेहद रूचि रखने वाले वर्नर हाइजेनबर्ग (Werner Heisenberg) भौतिकी की ओर अपने स्कूल के अंतिम दिनों में आकृष्ट हुए और फिर ऐसा कर गये जिसने प्रचलित भौतिकी की चूलें हिला दीं। वे कितने प्रतिभाशाली रहे होंगे और उनके कार्य का स्तर क्या रहा होगा, इसका अंदाज इस बात से लगता है कि जिस क्वांटम यांत्रिकी को उन्होंने मात्र 23 की उम्र में गढ़ा, उसके लिये उन्हें मात्र 31 वर्ष की उम्र में ही नोबेल पुरस्कार से सम्मानित किया गया।

अपने मौलिक चिंतन से हाइजेनबर्ग ने ने अनिश्चितता का सिद्धांत(Uncertainty principle) प्र्स्तुत किया।इस सिद्धांत को उन्होंने इस प्रकार बताया:

यह पता कैसे चलेगा कि कोई कण (पार्टिकल) कहाँ है? उसे देखने के लिए हमें उसपर प्रकाश फेंकना पड़ेगा अर्थात हमें उसपर फ़ोटॉन डालने होंगे। जब फ़ोटॉन उस पार्टिकल से टकरायेंगे तब उस टक्कर के परिणामस्वरूप कण(पार्टिकल) की स्थिति परिवर्तित हो जायेगी। इस तरह हम…

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What To Ask For When Approaching The Most Important Person

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[Rama's lotus feet]“If Rama is Jagadisha, the Lord of the universe, or if He is the God of earth, giving everyone their share of fortune, then it is very good. But Tulsidas wants only devotion to Rama’s feet in birth after birth.” (Dohavali, 91)

jauṃ jagadīsa tau ati bhalo jauṃ mahīsa tau bhāga |
tulasī cāhata janama bhari rāma carana anurāga ||

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The situation is a large gathering. The patrons are seated in an auditorium, with the main person of interest seated on the stage. They are indeed patrons, as there was a fee charged for entry. For this meeting the people are willing to pay even more than they had to. One by one they step up to the microphone, asking their question.

“Dear sir, for the past few months I’ve been having a lot of trouble at home, with the family. What should…

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Four Images From Rama’s Time In Kishkindha

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[Hanuman carrying brothers]“Abandoning his beggar form and reassuming his monkey form, the elephant among monkeys [Hanuman] placed those two heroes on his back and departed.” (Valmiki Ramayana, Kishkindha Kand, 4.34)

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The play of the Supreme Personality of Godhead performed on the stage of the earthly realm, the land of birth and death, is not limited by the properties of that place. That is to say the images remain through the passage of time. First, they are safeguarded in the pages of sacred works like the Ramayana and Puranas. They are additionally passed on in an aural tradition, where people discuss the pastimes of God the person and then share their memories with future generations. The process continues in a chain, or what is known as parampara.

The incarnation of Shri Rama, God in a human-looking form, spent some time in the forest of…

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