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With-in-self-spiritual-healing-is-calling-us !!!

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Starting the write-up with a comment which is very genuine in nature to quote here.

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Duniya m ese b log h jinhone insan k jinda hote hue use kuch dng s khilaya pilaya nhi
Ab pitra dasha k dar se crow ko khana khila rhe hai”
(There are people in this world who doesn’t care about living people , they don’t feed them up. From the fear of PITRA DASHA they feed cows”)

I am getting largely getting connect with all or most of the cultural practices but my believe in One God and Kindness will stay above all.

Yesterday i visited a store in MGF Mall named ‘THE WISHING TREE’ as we step in any such place which has some linkage to to spirituality a positive vibe come bring goosebumps honestly my experiences of visiting such stores adds new knowledge and an untold power to feel what we can’t see,

On talking to the store manager, he mentioned about his Ashram as well and the products which are already manufactured there only. The purpose to write and share such things is always to spread kindness spirituality and let people give a second though that before following religion it is ‘HUMANITY THAT IS THE BASE LINE OR CONCEPT OF EVERY RELIGION’.

As we can see and notice we as a human are become more intolerant and biased more of wars conflicts crimes.

With-in-self-spiritual-healing-is-calling-us !!!

All i wan’t to say and think is don’t do it because of any fear but do it when you have your parents your relations in this world only.

KINDLY NOTE THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH ANY SPECIFIC RELIGION THIS IS FOR MANKIND ITSELF.

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THE BHAGWAD GITA


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THE BHAGWAD GITA

 

International YOGA DAY.

THE VERY HEART OF YOGA IS IN ABHAYAAS -STEADY EFFORT IN THE DIRECTION YOU WANT TO GO.

images-4The  practice of  yoga is a spiritual, mental and physical practices. Practices associated with yoga, such as meditation, asanas etc, have been recorded since at least 1000 B.C.

Yoga emerged as a great reliant source of energy so is the power of spirituality In general, it includes a sense of connection to something bigger than ourselves, and it typically involves a search for meaning in life. As such, it is a universal human experience—something that touches us all.

ONE WORLD FAMILY

HOW NAME ASSOCIATES AND DIFFERENTIATE US ON RELIGIOUS BARRIER AND DIVIDES US WITH ALL THE OTHER CATEGORIES AS WE ARE NOT HUMANS BUT HUMAN SPECIES LIKE ANIMALS,

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As we grow in harmony and brotherhood subsequently with the time we starts or the society starts defining us on various line, our name is asked when name comes there is lot that starts to build around us to which I can say the lines or barriers or boundaries, our name doesn’t carry our identity alone but the things attached to it they do carry the religion, the caste, the sub caste, creed, gender, or believes faith, book religious practices related to particular religion etc. This is the time when we learn that world is not what we used to perceive as in childhood sharing food in same plate, drinking ‘jhoota pani’ sharing same water, the other thing that is associated with name is our class, economic status, and it teaches how we are different from others and how to or not to associate and with whom and when all this covers us and nature and a particular personality starts coming up or build up.

With different perspectives of being superior or inferior from others how to contribute in society does that contribution pays us something or not. Thus childhood fragile and open minded kid is captured in this trap of self-esteem, ego, differentiation, leaving all the class room moral stories and brotherhood, sharing all this lag behind and we become a person with identity and ideology which further plays a role in our ego development if ideology doesn’t matches to ours own then the other person is being judged and so it become a process.
Today we are busy judging each other on the baseless reasons whether religion, cast, beliefs, eating habits’ dressing, physical appearance etc but we are judging no matter what, in what way, Society is standing parted, The base of humanity is left behind somewhere which was the first thing sent to us by our creator, Humbleness’, forgiving, accepting the way other is, spirituality.

Instead of finding and tagging anyone on their religious count do we ever try to find his/her spiritual aspect, humanitarian aspect?
Carry all religious book and see what they hold is …………
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True Islam is a religion that…

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Believes in Non-Violent Jihad of the self and of the pen
Believes in the Equality education and empowerment of Women
Advocates Freedom of conscience, religion and Speech
Advocates for the Separation of Mosque and state
Believes in Loyalty to your Country of residence
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Believes in all Verses of the Qur’an and forbids lying
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Atmano Mokshartham Jagat Hitaya Cha

Humanity is the base line in all Religions but irony the reason of unconditional inhuman behaviour has lead us not to observe this simple base line, instead the world is at war on Religions only.

Atmano mokshartham jagat hitaya cha — “For one’s own salvation, and for the welfare of the world.

If anyone can guess this is Ramakrishna Mission’ by Swami Vivekananda. We all have studied about all these philosophers, saints, reformers and preachers i do believe in these but not in those who are making fool of public at large still people do believe them, to justify them have a reason is there life and struggle and no material gain,

So in short welfare is the hardcore teaching of every Religion still we fight on Region Pathetic,

A small Piece but try and think how difficult it is for us to follow is it really so ?

Taken from life: The unsettling art of death photography

Quiet an intense pattern of art, where the loved one’s were captured right after the death so as to make them lively forever with the families as a Momento.

Kindly note the story credit is BBC News.

Photographs of loved ones taken after they died may seem morbid to modern sensibilities. But in Victorian England, they became a way of commemorating the dead and blunting the sharpness of grief.

In images that are both unsettling and strangely poignant, families pose with the dead, infants appear asleep, and consumptive young ladies elegantly recline, the disease not only taking their life but increasing their beauty

Victorian life was suffused with death. Epidemics such as diphtheria, typhus and cholera scarred the country, and from 1861 the bereaved Queen made mourning fashionable.

Trinkets of memento mori – literally meaning “remember you must die” – took several forms, and existed long before Victorian times.

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It was common for families to have lots of children, and also common for them to die before their fifth birthday. In this picture, the youngest child has died and is propped against a stand for the picture

On some occasions eyes would be painted on to the photograph after it was developed, which was meant to make the deceased more lifelike (left) while other times death was more obvious

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Two girls pose with their dead mother, while a Victorian father mourns his baby. The woman on the right’s cheeks have been tinted while her deceased toddler remains pale

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Photography studios would take a memento mori picture and print it on cards for the bereaved to give to friends and relatives.

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Enter a captionLocks of hair cut from the dead were arranged and worn in lockets and rings, death masks were created in wax, and the images and symbols of death appeared in paintings and sculptures.

But in the mid-1800s photography was becoming increasingly popular and affordable – leading to memento mori photographic portraiture.

The first successful form of photography the daguerreotype – a small, highly detailed picture on polished silver – was an expensive luxury, but not nearly as costly as having a portrait painted, which previously had been the only way of permanently preserving someone’s image.

As the number of photographers increased, the cost of daguerreotypes fell. Less costly procedures were introduced in the 1850s, such as using thin metal, glass or paper rather than silver.

Two girls pose with their dead mother, while a Victorian father mourns his baby. The woman on the right’s cheeks have been tinted while her deceased toddler remains pale

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Death portraiture became increasingly popular. Victorian nurseries were plagued by measles, diphtheria, scarlet fever, rubella – all of which could be fatal.

It was often the first time families thought of having a photograph taken – it was the last chance to have a permanent likeness of a beloved child.

But as healthcare improved the life expectancy of children, the demand for death photography diminished.

The advent of snapshots sounded the death knell for the art – as most families would have photographs taken in life.

Now, these images of men, women and children stoically containing their grief in order to preserve the likeness of a taken-too-soon loved one, continue to live up to their name.

Memento mori: remember, you must die.

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The death of a loved one was often the trigger to have a family portrait taken – the last chance to have a permanent record of a beloved child

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Memento mori photography was not just popular in Europe. These pictures were taken in Australia and are part of a collection at the State Library of South Australia.

 

The story credit is by BBC News. Sharing the story is quiet intense in its pattern of art. where the loved one’s were captured right after the death so as to make them lively forever with the families as a momento .

Steve Jobs, a Hindu holy man, and the Apple logo

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In the ’70s Steve Jobs travelled to India to visit a renowned guru whose favourite fruit became the logo of one of the world’s most renowned companies. Geoff Wood talks with other spiritual seekers and finds out what the future billionaire might have been looking for.

Before Mr Jobs founded what is now the world’s largest tech company, he travelled to India early in 1974, desperate for darshan (sight), and to be in the presence of the renowned Hindu holy man Neem Karoli Baba, also known as Maharaj-ji.

Considered to be a manifestation of the god Hanuman, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, Maharaj-ji had become something of a magnet to young westerners making the now-familiar ‘journey to the East’. From his ashram in Kainchi in the foothills of the Himalayas, he received a steady flow of spiritual seekers from all over the world. Among them was the young Richard Alpert who would later find fame as Ram Dass, author of the seminal book Be Here Now.

Larry Brilliant, an epidemiologist who went on to run Google’s philanthropic organisation Google.org and oversee the Skoll Global Threats Fund, was another early visitor. Given the name Subramanyum, he was tasked by his guru to eradicate smallpox, a project which he undertook with the help of the World Health Organization.

Mr Jobs at the time was working at the young video games start-up Atari in Los Angeles. But the seed of his spiritual quest had already been sown. Jai Uttal, a Kirtan musician and world sacred music pioneer, told me this story on a recent trip to Australia:

Let me share with you a very interesting story. We don’t know the effects of ourselves and every step that we make in life. It’s very hard to know. We say hi to somebody in the street, we don’t know the ripples of all of our actions. So my memory for my life—my memory is not that great—I went to Reed College in 1969, which is the same school that Steve Jobs went to. Now Steve was a year younger than me, so I dropped out in five months, so I didn’t stay in school. So I didn’t meet him then. I met him a little later with a friend of mine, just said hi, kinda, and then after I had dropped out of college I went up to Reed College on a small music tour with some friends and Steve and his friend came to hear our concert. After the concert we all hung out and I was just freshly back from India and I told Steve and his buddy all about Maharaj-ji and this is what ignited the desire in him to go see him.

Now I didn’t remember any of this until a couple of months ago, right after Steve died his friend sent me an email and said hi, and so great to reconnect with you. I [did] not remember him but he reminded me of a couple of times that we had re-met over the years and he said that I wanted to tell you that it was our hanging out with you that night in 1973 that stimulated us to go to India to see Maharaj-ji and sadly we didn’t meet him. And I thought, that is such an amazing story, and not because I, big me, got him to go to India. I didn’t mean that, but just how we influence each other on this journey and we never know it. I was blown out by that and I was very happy to hear it. And odd that I have no real memory of it, but there it is.

Mr Jobs flew into New Delhi in April 1974, booked into a cheap hotel and came down with dysentery almost immediately. As soon as he was well enough he travelled to Haridwar in western India for the great Hindu festival known as the Kumbh Mela. From there he took a train and a bus to Kainchi in the foothills of the Himalayas to the ashram of Neem Karoli Baba. He rented a room with a mattress on the floor from a local family who fed him vegetarian meals. But he had arrived too late. Maharaj-ji was no longer present, having attained Mahasamadhi (left his body) the previous September.

Another devotee at the Kainchi ashram in the early ’70s was Jeffrey Kagel, known today as Krishna Das, the chant master of American yoga. Like many others he arrived at his first darshan loaded with apples as an offering to Maharaj-ji. I asked Krishna Das what happened next:

Well we heard that he likes apples, so we brought apples. It was funny. I offered them to him and he took them and immediately distributed them to other people in the room. And I thought, ‘Oh, he doesn’t like my apples.’ So he immediately looked at me and said, ‘What did I do?’ And I said, ‘I don’t know.’ ‘Did I do right?’ I said, ‘I don’t know.’ ‘Did I do right?’ I said, ‘Anything you do is right.’ He just laughed and said, ‘If one has God, one doesn’t need anything. One has no desire.’ And then I saw myself and all my desires and I went, ‘Oh boy, I’ve got a long way to go.’ It was funny but the thing was he knew exactly what I was thinking immediately. And he showed me he did. And he taught me from the inside that way.

Like Krishna Das, Mr Jobs never forgot his time at the Kainchi ashram. Although he arrived too late to meet his guru in person—and despite his subsequent rise to fame—for most of his life Mr Jobs continued to pursue prajna, a Sanskrit word used in Hindu and Buddhist philosophy meaning consciousness or wisdom, a form of cognitive understanding of the nature of reality achieved through meditation and mindfulness.

In his later years he turned also to Zen Buddhism for answers. But as a young man, his first great pilgrimage took him to India, and to a Hindu holy man fond of apples.