Saturday, September 24, 2016

My Light and My Salvation

From the Bible, Psalm 27of David.

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

2 When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.

3 Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.

4 One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple.

5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.

6 And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the Lord.

7 Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me.

8 When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seek.

9 Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.

10 When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up.

11 Teach me thy way, O Lord, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies.

12 Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty.

13 I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.

14 Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.



Friday, September 16, 2016

Do Not Throw Pearls Before Swine

"Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces." (Bible, Matthew 7:6).
Often, a little bit awkward I felt while saying it. It was an uneasy feeling to judge another person calling him unworthy etc. But many events have clearly demonstrated to me that the judgment is inevitable. Moreover, if unsure and hesitant, but I opened at least a small part of what is considered sacred for me to unworthy person, the punishment came immediately. And I'm so grateful for that. It turns out so the criticism is inevitable because we must know people, else we will make great mistakes. All depends on what we judge and why. It is simply recognized by the motives of the people. What the holy thing or the pearls means? They are the things which are sacred and precious for us, and which natural feeling teaches us to be careful not to waste or expose to desecration. Unfortunately, some people are not able to evaluate it according to their nature. There are such people, unhappily, and for no good can come of comradeship with them. They will not eat the sacred prasada offered to them like a pig will not eat the pearls, but in addition, they will be trampled it in the mud not realizing its true value. And then we have a responsibility themselves. Simply but true.
Love

Thursday, September 15, 2016

How Honesty is Attained

The sage has no fixed [personal] ideas.
He regards the people's ideas as his own.
I treat those who are good with goodness,
And I also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.

I am honest with those who are honest,
And I am also honest with those who are dishonest.
Thus honesty is attained.
---Tao Te Ching 49

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

May Truth Triumph

May generosity triumph over niggardliness,
May love triumph over contempt,
May the true-spoken word triumph over the false-spoken word,
May truth triumph over falsehood.
---from the Yasna 60.5, 
the Zoroastrianism's principal act of worship

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Help the Oppressor


According to Anas, after the Messenger of God said, "Help your brother whether he is oppressor or oppressed," Anas replied to him, "O Messenger of God, a man who is oppressed I am ready to help, but how does one help an oppressor?" "By hindering him doing wrong," he said.

---From "Hadith of Bukhari"

Saturday, September 10, 2016

In The Air Tonight


Singer:Phil Collins
Song: In The Air Tonight

 I can feel it coming in the air tonight, oh Lord
And I've been waiting for this moment for all my life, oh Lord
Can you feel it coming in the air tonight, oh Lord, oh Lord
Well if you told me you were drowning, I would not lend a hand
I've seen your face before my friend, but I don't know if you know who I am
Well I was there and I saw what you did, I saw it with my own two eyes
So you can wipe off that grin, I know where you've been
It's all been a pack of lies
And I can feel it coming in the air tonight, oh Lord
Well I've been waiting for this moment for all my life, oh Lord
I can feel it coming in the air tonight, oh Lord
Well I've been waiting for this moment for all my life, oh Lord, oh Lord
Well I remember, I remember, don't worry, how could I ever forget
It's the first time, the last time we ever met
But I know the reason why you keep your silence up, oh no you don't fool me
Well the hurt doesn't show, but the pain still grows
It's no stranger to you and me
I can feel it coming in the air tonight, oh Lord
Well been waiting for this moment for all my life, oh Lord
I can feel it in the air tonight, oh Lord, oh Lord
Well I've been waiting for this moment for all my life, oh Lord
I can feel it coming in the air tonight, oh Lord
And I've been waiting for this moment for all my life, oh Lord
I can feel it in the air tonight, oh Lord, oh Lord, oh Lord
Well I've been waiting for this moment for all my life, oh Lord, oh Lord
I can feel it in the air tonight, oh Lord, oh Lord, oh Lord, oh Lord
Well I've been waiting for this moment for all my life, oh Lord, oh Lord, oh Lord

Monday, September 5, 2016

Gajananam


Song: GAJANAN
Singer:Sukhwinder Singh
 HAPPY GANESH CHATURTHI!

Sankataharana Ganesha Ashtakam

om asya shree sankaTa haraNa stotra mantrasya
shree mahaa gaNapati devataa
sankaTa haraNaartha jape viniyogaha |
om om omkaara roopam tryahamiti cha param yatswaroopam tureeyam
traiguNyaateeta neelam kalayati manah teja sindoora moortim |
yogeendraih brahmarandhraih sakala guNamayam shree harendreNa sanga
gam gam gam gam gaNesham gajamukhamabhito
 vyaapakam chintayanti || 1 ||
vam vam vam vighnaraajam bhajati
nijabhuje dakShiNe nyasta shunDam
kram kram kram krodhamutaa dalita
ripubalam kalpavRukShasya moole |
dam dam dam dantamekam dadhati
munimukham kaamadhenvaa niShevyam
dham dham dham dhaarayantam dhanadam
atighiyam siddhi buddhi dviteeyam || 2 ||
tum tum tum tungaroopam gaganapathi
gatam vyaapnuvantam digantaan
kleem kleem kleem kaaranaatham galita
madamilallola mattaalimaalam |
hreem hreem hreem kaarapingam sakalamunivara
dhyeyamunDam cha shunDam
shreem shreem shreem shrayantam nikhila
nidhikulam naumi herambabimbam || 3 ||
laum laum laum kaaramaadyam praNavamida
padam mantramuktaavaleenaam
shuddham vighneshabeejam shashikara
sadRusham yoginaam dhyaanagamyam |
Dam Dam Dam Daamaroopam dalitabhavabhayam
sooryakoTi prakaasham
yam yam yam yagyanaatham japati munivaro
baahyam abhyantaram cha || 4 ||
hum hum hum hemavarNam shruti gaNita
guNam shoorpakaNam kRupaalum
dhyeya sooryasya bimbam hyurasi cha
vilasat sarpa yagyopaveetam |
svaahaa hum phaT namo antaiShTha
ThaThaTha sahitaih pallavaih sevyamaanam
mantraaNaam saptakoTi praguNita
mahimaadhaaram eesham prapadye || 5 ||
poorva peeTham trikoNam tadupari
ruchiram ShaTkapatram pavitram
yasyordhva shuddharekhaa vasudala
kamalam vaa svatejah chatusram |
madhye hunkaara beejam tadanu bhagavatah
svaangaShaTkam ShaDasre
aShTou shakteeshcha siddheeh bahula gaNapatih
viShTarashcha aShTakam cha || 6 ||
dharmaadyaShTou prasiddhaa dashadishi
viditaa vaa dhvajaalyah kapaalam
tasya kShetraadi naatham munikulam
akhilam mantra mudraa mahesham |
evam yo bhaktiyukto japati gaNapatim
puShpa dhoopa akShataadyaih
naivedyaih modakaanaam stutiyuta
vilasad geetavaaditra naadaih || 7 ||
raajaanastasya bhRutyaa iva
yuvatikulam daasavat sarvadaaste
lakShmeeh sarvaanga yuktaa shrayati cha
sadanam kinkaraah sarvalokaaha |
putraah putryah pavitraa raNabhuvi
vijayee dyootavaade api veero
yasyesho vighnaraajo nivasati hrudaye
bhakti bhaagyasya rudraha || 8 ||
|| iti sankaTa haraNam gaNesha aShTakam sampoorNam ||

OM SRI GANESHAYA NAMAHA

Vakratunda Stotram by Shankaracharya

om om omkaara roopam himakara ruchiram yatsvaroopam tureeyam
traiguNyaateeta leelam kalayati manasaa tejasodaara vruttihi |
yogeendraa brahmarandhre sahaja guNa
 mayam shreeharendram svasamgyam
gam gam gam gam gaNesham gajamukham
anisham vyaapakam chintayaami || 1 ||
vam vam vam vighnaraajam bhajati
nijabhaje dakshiNe paaNishunDam
krom krom krom krodhamudraa
dalitaripukulam kalpa vrukshasya moole |
dam dam dam dantamekam dadhatam
abhimukham kaamadhenvaadi sevyam
dham dham dham dhaarayantam
dadhatamatishayam siddhibuddhi dadantam || 2 ||
tum tum tum tumgaroopam gaganamapugatam
vyaapnuvantam digantam
kleem kleem kleem kaamanaatham
galitamadadalam lolamattaalimaalam |
hreem hreem hreem hreemkaara roopam
sakalammunijanaih dhyeya muddikshunDam
shreem shreem shreem samshrayantam nikhila
nidhi phalam naumi heramba lambam|| 3 ||
glaum glaum glaum glaumkaaram aadyam
praNavamaya mahaamantra muktaavaleenaam
siddham vighneshabeejam shashikara
sadrusham yoginaam dhyaanagamyam |
Daam Daam Daam Daamaroopam dalita
bhava bhayam sooryakoTi prakaasham
yam yam yam yaksharaajam japati
munijano baahyaamaabhyantaram cha || 4 ||
hum hum hum hemavarNam shrutigaNitaguNam
shoorpakarNam krupaalum
dhyeyam yam sooryabimbe urasi cha
vilasat sarpa yagyopaveetam |
svaahaa humphaT sametaiShTha Tha Tha Tha
sahitaih pallavaih sevyamaani
mantraaNaam saptakoTi praguNita mahi
madhyaanam eesham prapadye || 5 ||
uraga bhujaga bandham naaga yagyopaveetam
mrudula sarala naasam kubja hastaanghri jaanum |
vichita vividha ratnam baddha kaanchee nitambam
sakala bhuvana beejam vakratunDa prapadye || 6 ||
poorva peeTham trikoNam tadupari ruchiram
 shaDdalam soopapatram
tasyordhe baddharekhaa vasudala kamalam
baahyato adhashcha tasya |
madhye humkaara beejam tadanu bhagavato
bhagavatashchaangashaTkam
shaDastre ashTou shakyatyashcha siddhih
baTugaNapateh vakratunDasya yantram|| 7 ||
dharmaadyashTou-prasiddhaa dishi vidishi
gaNaa baahyato lokapaalaan
madhye kshetraadhinaatham munijana
tilakam mantra mudraapadesham |
evam yo bhakti yukto japati gaNapatim
pushpa dhoopa akshata aadyaih
naivedyaih modakaanaam stuti naTa
vilasad geetavaaditra naadaihi || 8 ||
raajaanah tasya bhrutyaa iva yuvati
kulam daasavat sarvadaa astre
lakshmeeh sarvaanga yuktaa tyajati na
sadanam kinkaraa sarvalokaaha |
putraah poutraah prapoutraah raNabhoovi
vijayo dyootavaade praveeNo
yasyaasho vighnaraajo nivasati hrudaye
bhaktibhaajaam sa devaha || 9 ||

|| iti shree shankaraachaarya virachitam vakratunDa stotram sampoorNam ||