Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Care your love machine Chat with Dr. Devi Shetty (Heart Specialist)

A chat with Dr.Devi Shetty, Narayana Hrudayalaya
(Heart Specialist) Bangalore(India) was arranged by WIPRO for its employees.
The transcript of the chat is given below. Useful for everyone.

Qn: What are the thumb rules for a layman to take care of his heart?

1. Diet - Less of carbohydrate, more of protein, less oil
2. Exercise - Half an hour's walk, at least five days a week; avoid lifts and avoid sitting for a longtime
3. Quit smoking
4. Control weight
5. Control blood pressure and sugar

Qn: Is eating non-veg food (fish) good for the heart?
Ans: No

Qn: It's still a grave shock to hear that some apparently healthy person
gets a cardiac arrest. How do we understand it in perspective?
Ans: This is called silent attack; that is why we recommend everyone past the age of 30 to undergo routine health checkups.

Qn: Are heart diseases hereditary?
Ans: Yes

Qn: What are the ways in which the heart is stressed? What practices do you suggest to de-stress?

Ans: Change your attitude towards life. Do not look for perfection in everything in life.

Qn: Is walking better than jogging or is more intensive exercise required to keep a healthy heart?
Ans: Walking is better than jogging since jogging leads to early fatigue and injury to joints

Qn: You have done so much for the poor and needy. What has inspired you to do so?
Ans: Mother Theresa , who was my patient

Qn: Can people with low blood pressure suffer heart diseases?
Ans: Extremely rare

Qn: Does cholesterol accumulates right from an early age
(I'm currently only 22) or do you have to worry about it only after you are above 30 years of age?
Ans: Cholesterol accumulates from childhood.

Qn: How do irregular eating habits affect the heart ?
Ans: You tend to eat junk food when the habits are irregular and your body's enzyme release for digestion gets confused.

Qn: How can I control cholesterol content without using medicines?
Ans: Control diet, walk and eat walnut.

Qn: Can yoga prevent heart ailments?
Ans: Yoga helps.

Qn: Which is the best and worst food for the heart?
Ans: Fruits and vegetables are the best and the worst is oil.

Qn: Which oil is better - groundnut, sunflower, olive?
Ans: All oils are bad .

Qn: What is the routine checkup one should go through? Is there any specific test?
Ans: Routine blood test to ensure sugar, cholesterol is ok. Check BP, Treadmill test after an echo.

Qn: What are the first aid steps to be taken on a heart attack?
Ans: Help the person into a sleeping position , place an aspirin tablet under the tongue with a sorbitrate tablet if available, and rush him to a coronary care unit since the maximum casualty takes place within the first hour.

Qn: How do you differentiate between pain caused by a heart attack and that caused due to gastric trouble?
Ans: Extremely difficult without ECG.

Qn: What is the main cause of a steep increase in heart problems amongst youngsters? I see people of about 30-40 yrs of age having heart attacks and serious heart problems.

Ans: Increased awareness has increased incidents. Also, edentary lifestyles, smoking, junk food, lack of exercise in a country where people are genetically three times more vulnerable for heart attacks than Europeans and Americans.

Qn: Is it possible for a person to have BP outside the normal range of 120/80 and yet be perfectly healthy?
Ans: Yes.

Qn: Marriages within close relatives can lead to heart problems for the child. Is it true?
Ans : Yes, co-sanguinity leads to congenital abnormalities and you may not have a software engineer as a child

Qn: Many of us have an irregular daily routine and many a times we have to stay late nights in office. Does this affect our heart ? What precautions would you recommend?
Ans : When you are young, nature protects you against all these irregularities. However, as you grow older, respect the biological clock.

Qn: Will taking anti-hypertensive drugs cause some other complications (short / long term)?
Ans : Yes, most drugs have some side effects. However, modern anti-hypertensive drugs are extremely safe.

Qn: Will consuming more coffee/tea lead to heart attacks?
Ans : No.

Qn: Are asthma patients more prone to heart disease?
Ans : No.

Qn: How would you define junk food?

Ans : Fried food like Kentucky , McDonalds , samosas, and even masala dosas.

Qn: You mentioned that Indians are three times more vulnerable. What is the reason for this, as Europeans and Americans also eat a lot of junk food?
Ans: Every race is vulnerable to some disease and unfortunately, Indians are vulnerable for the most expensive disease.

Qn: Does consuming bananas help reduce hypertension?
Ans : No.

Qn: Can a person help himself during a heart attack (Because we see a lot of forwarded emails on this)?
Ans : Yes. Lie down comfortably and put an aspirin tablet of any description under the tongue and ask someone to take you to the nearest coronary care unit without any delay and do not wait for the ambulance since most of the time, the ambulance does not turn up.

Qn: Do, in any way, low white blood cells and low hemoglobin count lead to heart problems?
Ans : No. But it is ideal to have normal hemoglobin level to increase your exercise capacity.

Qn: Sometimes, due to the hectic schedule we are not able to exercise. So, does walking while doing daily chores at home or climbing the stairs in the house, work as a substitute for exercise?
Ans : Certainly. Avoid sitting continuously for more than half an hour and even the act of getting out of the chair and going to another chair and sitting helps a lot.

Qn: Is there a relation between heart problems and blood sugar?
Ans: Yes. A strong relationship since diabetics are more vulnerable to heart attacks than non-diabetics.

Qn: What are the things one needs to take care of after a heart operation?
Ans : Diet, exercise, drugs on time , Control cholesterol, BP, weight.

Qn: Are people working on night shifts more vulnerable to heart disease when compared to day shift workers?
Ans : No.

Qn: What are the modern anti-hypertensive drugs?
Ans : There are hundreds of drugs and your doctor will chose the right combination for your problem, but my suggestion is to avoid the drugs and go for natural ways of controlling blood pressure by walk, diet to
reduce weight and changing attitudes towards lifestyles.

Qn: Does dispirin or similar headache pills increase the risk of heart attacks?
Ans : No.

Qn: Why is the rate of heart attacks more in men than in women?

Ans : Nature protects women till the age of 45.

Qn: How can one keep the heart in a good condition?
Ans : Eat a healthy diet, avoid junk food, exercise everyday, do not smoke and, go for health checkup s if you are past the age of 30 ( once in six months recommended) ...

Send it to all your nearest and deares t ..which should be many..........

Friday, August 24, 2007

Cute Love Quotes Video

Decided to blog this video called Cute Love Quotes, after reading some comments like,

" I cried "

" pretty really and wonderful "
" i love this video "
" This is really beautiful qoutes !"

and so on

The video contains some famous love Quote. The comments for the video on the you tube shows the popularity of the quote displayed. The beautiful love Quotes will bring back the romance in one's heart.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Yankee Doodle

Yankee Doodle
the famous American song, famous as Nursery Rhyme . The song was originally sung by British military officers to mock the disheveled, disorganized colonial "Yankees" with whom they served in the French and Indian War. The Lyrics of the song is attributed to Doctor Richard Shuckburgh, a British Army surgeon.

Kids will love this short poem with music and animation.

Monday, August 20, 2007

nursery rhyme Wee Willie Winkie

This one is short poem for kids. My kid particularly loved this poem, more so when shown in animated version as he loves watching cartoon characters, singing with music. In fact all children would love learning nursery rhyme,this way, more than learning from book. However, learning from the books with picture and lyrics is an experience in itself. The video clip also displays the lyrics of the poem. This nursery rhyme is called Wee Willie Winkie author of the poem is William Miller, composed in 1841.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Rain rain

Rain Rain go away favorite poem with kids, animated.

Polly put the kettle on

Another good animated poem for kids, kids would love to learn it this way. This one is called Polly put the kettle on.

Polly put the kettle on

Another good animated poem for kids, kids would love to learn it this way. This one is called Polly put the kettle on.

nursery animated rhyme called Pop goes the weasel

A nice nursery animated rhyme called Pop goes the weasel

Awesome Quotes

Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility. Dietrich Bonhoeffer

I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world. Mother Teresa

Good people are good because they've come to wisdom through failure. We get very little wisdom from success, you know. William Saroyan

The most difficult thing I have ever had to do is follow the guidance I prayed for. Albert Schweitzer

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. Andy Warhol

Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty. It merely moves from their faces to their hearts. Martin Buxbaum

The door of opportunity won't open unless you do some pushing. Anonymous

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle. Benjamin Franklin

The fly cannot be driven away by getting angry at it. African proverb

The person who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. Anonymous

Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby. Ruth E. Renkel

Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for. William Shedd

Enthusiasm is a kind of faith that has been set on fire. George Matthew Adams

One of life's gifts is that each of us, no matter how tired and downtrodden, finds reasons for thankfulness. J. Robert Maskin

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. Helen Keller

Columbus went around the world in 1492. That isn't a lot of strokes when you consider the course. Lee Trevino

I'm not saying my golf game went bad, but if I grew tomatoes, they'd come up sliced. Lee Trevino

If you're caught on a golf course during a storm and are afraid of lightning, hold up a 1-iron. Not even God can hit a 1-iron. Lee Trevino

We implore the mercy of God, not that He may leave us at peace in our vices, but that He may deliver us from them. Blaise Pascal

God is not disillusioned with us. He never had any illusions to begin with. Luis Palau

Sometimes, when I look at my children, I say to myself ~~"Lillian, you should have remained a virgin." Lillian Carter (mother of Jimmy Carter)

The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending; and to have the two as close together as possible. George Burns

Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people only once a year. Victor Borge

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint. Mark Twain

By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher. Socrates

I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury. Groucho Marx

My wife has a slight impediment in her speech. Every now and then she stops to breathe. Jimmy Durante

I have never hated a man enough to give his diamonds back. Zsa Zsa Gabor

My luck is so bad that if I bought a cemetery, people would stop dying. Rodney Dangerfield

Money can't buy you happiness .. But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery. Spike Milligan

Until I was thirteen, I thought my name was SHUT UP. Joe Namath

I don't feel old. I don't feel anything until noon. Then it's time for my nap. Bob Hope

I never drink water because of the disgusting things that fish do in it. W.C. Fields

We could certainly slow the aging process down if it had to work its way through Congress. Will Rogers

Don't worry about avoiding temptation. As you grow older, it will avoid you. Winston Churchill

Maybe it's true that life begins at fifty .. But everything else starts to wear out, fall out, or spread out. Phyllis Diller

By the time a man is wise enough to watch his step, he's too old to go anywhere. Billy Crystal

You don't have to be like the world to have an impact on the world. You don't have to be like the crowd to change the crowd. You don't have to lower yourself down to their level to lift them up to your level. Holiness doesn't seek to be odd. Holiness seeks to be like God. Max Lucado (A Gentle Thunder)

Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic. Anonymous

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Quote on self awareness

When one's own true nature is known, then there is being without beginning and end. It is unbroken awareness bliss.

Only when the ever-present Consciousness is realized will it be permanent.

There is only one state, that is consciousness, or awareness or existence.

Knowing the Self, God is known. In fact, God is none other than Self.

Sri Ramana Maharshi

Monday, August 13, 2007

New Quotes

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. Theodore Roosevelt

Beauty is no quality in things themselves: It merely exists in the mind which contemplates them; And each mind perceives a different beauty. David Hume

Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby. Ruth E. Renkel

A room without books is like a body without a soul. Cicero

It is chiefly through books that we enjoy the communion with superior minds... In the best books, authors talk to us, give us their most precious thoughts, and pour their souls into ours. William Ellery Channing

The best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a porch swing with, never say a word, then walk away feeling like it was the best conversation that you ever had. Anonymous

It's beauty that captures your attention; personality which captures your heart. Anonymous

Do your best every day and your life will gradually expand into satisfying fullness. Horotio W. Dresser

Every time we start thinking we're the center of the universe, the universe turns around and says with a slightly distracted air, "I'm sorry. What'd you say your name was again?" Margaret Maron

Most of us spend our lives as if we had another one in the bank. Ben Irwin

I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book. Groucho Marx

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. Martin Luther King, Jr.

You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him. Leo Aikman

Friends are those rare people who ask how you are and then wait for the answer. Author Unknown

"Anything I've ever done that ultimately was worthwhile initially scared me to death." Betty Bender

He does not believe, that does not live according to his belief. Thomas Fuller

The loving service which God sends His people into the world to render includes both evangelism and social action, for each is in itself an authentic expression of love, and neither needs the other to justify it. John R. W. Stott

Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections. Author Unknown

Happiness is good health and a bad memory. Ingrid Bergman

"Never miss an opportunity to make others happy, even if you have to leave them alone to do it." Author Unknown

Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

God doesn't need an abundance of words. He doesn't need a dissertation about your life. He just wants your attention. He wants your heart. Kathy Troccoli (Hope For a Woman's Heart)

The person who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. Anonymous

All receive advice. Only the wise profit from it. Syrus

The fly cannot be driven away by getting angry at it. African proverb

I nourish Myself Spiritually. I am a blessing To others. Doing my best Each day, I have Faith that what I need will Always come To me at the Right time. unknown

My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just to enjoy your ice cream while it's on your plate. Thornton Wilder

It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up. Vince Lombardi

A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for. William Shedd

I am not what I ought to be. I am not what I want to be. I am not what I hope to be. But still, I am not what I used to be. And by the grace of God, I am what I am. John Newton

There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root. Henry David Thoreau (Walden)

Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself. Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant

The chief pang of most trials is not so much the actual suffering itself as our own spirit of resistance to it. Jean Nicolas Grou

Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself. Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant

God is not a power or principle or law, but he is a living, creating, communicating person -- a mind who thinks, a heart who feels, a will who acts, whose best name is Father. Robert Hamill

I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure—try to please everybody. Herbert Bayard Swope

The conscience interprets life honestly and realistically. The same cannot be said about the ego. Shantidasa

I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all. Laura Ingalls Wilder

A kind word never broke anyone's mouth.

A dog owns nothing, yet is seldom dissatisfied.

It is better to be born lucky than rich.

A lie travels farther than the truth.

An old broom knows the dirty corners best.

They always say time changes things, But you actually have to change them yourself. Andy Warhol

Thursday, August 9, 2007

grace of guru-selfrealization

God never acts. He just is.

It is very hard to realize one's true state or nature without the grace of the guru.

God or guru never forsakes the devotee who has surrendered himself.

The guru does not bring about Self-realization. He simply removes the obstacles to it.

Individuality is the illusion that we are not identical with God. When the illusion is dispelled, what remains is God.

Realization of the Self is realization of God. It is not an experience of God, rather, it is an understanding that one is God.

Silence is the best, the most potent initiation. Silent initiation changes the heart of all.

Sri Ramana Maharshi

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Write-up on Sahaja Yoga, Kundalini, and Chakras

Sahaja Yoga was started by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi in 1970. "Sahaja" in hindi means simple, and "Yoga" means union. So to achieve one's union or to achieve union of soul with God, and in an easy way... that is Sahaja Yoga. Sahaja also has another meaning. "Sah" means "with", and "ja" means "born". So Sahaja means something that is born with us. And the energy that is born with us is Kundalini.

Kundalini resides in the sacrum bone, the triangular bone, that is situated at the base of our spinal cord. Kundalini is in the form of three and a half coils. Coil in hindi is also called as kundal, thus the name Kundalini. Kundalini is within every human being. We are born with this energy. Kundalini is our primordial mother. It is every human being's individual mother. It knows all about us, our whole past of previous births is recorded within the Kundalini. Kundalini is known by various names in many religions, or traditions. It has been there in all scriptures of all religions/traditions. Indian tradition knows it as "Kundalini", Christian tradition as "Holy Spirit", Islam tradition as "Ruh", Jews as "Sekkinah", Greeks called it "Pneuma". So knowledge of Kundalini is very ancient. All great saints and prophets knew about Kundalini, and in a manner that they thought was best, they tried to tell everyone about it. This is because Kundalini is responsible for our connection to God, for our union with God. Union/connection with God is only possible by Kundalini Awakening, not otherwise.

How Kundalini is born with us?
When a child is about 2-3 months, and is inside the mother's womb, then divine energy from outside enters into child, from the top of the head. Now, brain is of a prismoidal shape, and so these cosmic rays, or the divine energy, gets refracted. The rays falling on the left side, turn to the right side of the body, and form the right channel, or the right sympathetic system. Similarly, the rays falling on right side, turn to left side of the body, and form left channel, or the left sympathetic system. The rays falling straight, enter the centre, and form the central channel, or the para-sympathetic system, central nervous system, and the six energy centres, also called as chakras. At this time, when Kundalini enters the body, that time, the spirit also enters the body, and it resides in the heart. Thats why, after this happens, then we tell that life has come into the baby, which is inside the womb.

The residual of the divine energy, after making the left and right sympathetic systems, para-sympathetic system, and the chakras, settles down in the sacrum bone. This residual energy is the Kundalini. The divine energy enters from the top of the head of the child. Thats why when a child is newly born, the place from where the divine energy enters can be seen as a soft area on the top of the head. This area is soft when the child is born. But with time, calcification occurs, and the area hardens.

When the Kundalini enters the triangular bone, it becomes dormant. Unless otherwise Kundalini is awakened, it then remains dormant in a human being, waiting to be awakened, and give the person his/her union with God.

Kundalini is a part of the subtle system that is within us. Our physical body that is visible, is gross. But there is also a subtle system, that is not visible, but is inside our body. In this subtle system are: left channel, or left-sympathetic system, right channel or right sympathetic system, central channel or the para-sympathetic system, 7 energy centres or chakras, and Kundalini. This whole system is built within us, for getting connected to God. Like wires and bulb form a whole system, for electricity to pass through, to light the bulb; similarly, the subtle system built inside us, is made to have our connection with God, and to enlighten us.

The left channel is also called as Ida Nadi. This channel represents our emotions, desires, feminine aspect, past. Thoughts of our past, our emotions, our desires come from this channel. This channel controls the left hand side of the body and right hemisphere of the brain. On a subtle level, it expresses our pure desire to seek truth. Pure desire to know ourselves, to have union with God comes from this channel.
Those who often think of the past make excessive use of this channel. Such people are very emotional, often feel guilty, and are dominated by others. Excessive use of this channel can make a person depressive, very emotional and lethargic.

The right channel is called as Pingala Nadi. This channel represents our actions, masculine aspect, and future. Physical capacity for action to complete our desires, mental capacity for analysis and planning, come from this channel. This channel controls the right hand side of the body and left hemisphere of the brain. Those people who plan too much, think of the future too much, or work too much, make excessive use of this channel, thereby using its energy, and due to this, they can become dominating, aggressive, and can develop problems of right hand side like diabetes, spleen trouble, and so on.

The central channel is known as Shushumna Nadi. This channel is responsible for our spiritual evolution. This channel represents "present" means neither past nor future... and represents balance.. physical, emotional, and mental.

Most of the time, a person is either thinking about past, or future. Thoughts of past or future, often surround his/her mind. The thought cycle goes on. Thus a person never stays in the present. When a person stays in the present moment i.e. he/she neither thinks of past, nor of future, then he/she comes in the middle or the centre. Then, spiritual evolution takes place.

When Shri Buddha talked of following the middle path, He meant to come to the central channel, where there are no thoughts, neither of past, nor of future. When Shri Mohammad talked of being on the straight path, and not straying from it, He meant Shushumna Nadi, the central channel only, where there are no thoughts, but spiritual evolution, and union with God/Allah.

The chakras are energy centres inside our body. They govern the subtle, psychosomatic aspects of our inner being. On a subtle level, these chakras are responsible for the functioning of our various organs, and the body.
In scientific term, these chakras are called as plexuses, which are gross representation of the chakras.

There are 7 chakras in our body. Each chakra looks after different parts of the body. There are deities sitting on each chakra, and are responsible for bestowing certain qualities on us, which make our overall personality.
A brief description of chakras, their names, deities, qualities are given below:

1] Mooladhara Chakra: Mooladhara Chakra is at the end of the spine, below the sacrum bone. "Moola" means root, and "Adhara" means support. So, Mooladhar Chakra is the base, and acts as support and protector for Kundalini, and the whole subtle system. Shri Ganesh is the deity residing on this chakra. Kundalini represents Shri Gauri Ma, mother of Shri Ganesh. And so Ganesh Ji is there for her protection on this chakra, below the Kundalini. If anyone tries to awaken Kundalini in an unauthorised way, Shri Ganesh gets angry, and this can be felt sometimes as immense heat passing through the body of the person.
Shri Ganesh is deity of innocence, purity and wisdom. A person whose mooladhar chakra is pure, will be innocent as a child, yet he/she will be full of wisdom. He/she will be full of purity. In children, these qualities are very much present, coz mooladhar chakra is strong in them.
Mooladhar Chakra controls excretory organs, reproductory organs. It controls the pelvic plexus. Mooladhar Chakra is below Kundalini. This also means that sex has no part in achieving connection with God. Those who try to achieve God with the help of sex, face the wrath of Shri Ganesh Ji.
Having impure thoughts about sex, engaging in immoral sexual behaviour, being involved in tantric activities... such activities act against this chakra, and the qualities of this chakra, are not bestowed upon the person.

2] Swadisthan Chakra: This is the second chakra after Mooladhar, and is situated above Kundalini, on the spinal cord behind the waist area. This Chakra controls the aortic plexus. It looks after liver, spleen, kidneys. Swadisthan Chakras symbolises the creative sense within us. It is responsible for creative abilities, aesthetic sense and artistic abilities within us. Pure desire and pure divine knowledge comes from Swadishthan Chakra. The deities residing on this Chakra are Shri Brahmadev and Shri Saraswati.
When a person thinks too much, or is involved in black magic, or with false gurus and false knowledge, alcohol or drugs, then this chakra gets impure.

3] Nabhi Chakra: This is the third chakra. On physical or gross level, it controls stomach, intestines, upper part of liver, and the solar plexus. This is the center for satisfaction, contentment, generosity, right conduct(dharma), and evolution. The deities of this Chakra are Shri Vishnu and Shri Lakshmi. They bestow upon us welfare: on physical, financial, mental and spiritual level.
Fasting, alcohol, dominating husband/wife, household problems, fanaticism, eating bad food... badly affect this chakra, and make it impure.

The Void: Surrounding the Nabhi Chakra is the Void. It represents the principle of mastery(guru principle) within us. It has been called as the "ocean of illusions", or "bhavsagar". This void has to be crossed, with the help of a spiritual guide, a "satguru". It is the center of our own mastery. Principle of Dharma is also an aspect of this area. When Kundalini awakens, rises and crosses the void, it englightens this area, and makes us our own Guru, our own master. It establishes a sense of righteousnes, or Dharma within us.
The great prophets, who came on this earth to act as role models for all of us, to give knowledge of higher reality, are associated with the void. The primordial deity is Shri Adi Guru Dattatreya. The great prophets, like Raja Janak, Abraham, Moses, Mohammad Sahib, Lao Tse, Socrates, Zaratrustra, Confusius, Sai Nath of Shirdi and Guru Nanak are embodiments of the primordial master. They came on this earth to show us the right way, right conduct, the righteous way of living. They enlighten our Void, and make us our own master.

4] Anahat Chakra: Anahat, or the heart chakra, is the fourth chakra, and is situated behind the sternum. This chakra is the centre for security, love, self-confidence. It gives a sense of security to a person. It controls the heart plexus.
Shri Jagdamba is the deity on central heart. The left heart is the home of the spirit, or the "atma". Dieties on left heart are Shri Shiv, and Shri Parvati. Left heart is also associated with our physical mother. Left heart is the centre of our existence, life, joy and love.
The deity on right heart are Shri Ram, and Shri Sita. The qualities of right heart are responsibility, right conduct in life, with society, and family. Right heart is also concerned with our physical father.
Fear, insecurity, bad relations with mother or father, agression, domination, anti-God activities... cause heart chakra to catch, and the qualities of this chakra are not bestowed upon the person.

5] Vishuddhi Chakra: This chakra is situated on the spinal cord, on the joint where the neck and shoulders meet. It controls the cervical plexus. This chakra controls eyes, ears, throat, nose, neck, mouth, tongue, arms. In whole, it controls the five senses. Its in charge of the aspect of communication.
This chakra is the center for communication, divine diplomacy, collective consciousness, witness, detachment.
The deities governing this chakra are Shri Krishna, and Shri Radha.
Using foul language, sarcastic language, feeling guilty, chewing tobacco, bad brother-sister relationship, lack of self-respect... all these obstruct this chakra, and cause this chakra to catch.

6] Agnya Chakra: This chakra is situated in the centre of the brain area. Its position can be identified as the middle of the forehead. It controls the optic chiasm. The channels of the subtle system cross at the agnya chakra, the left channel goes towards the right, and the right channel towards the left. The end points of the two channels form ego and supergo. The ego and superego form balloons, constricting the agnya chakra, and obstructing the path of the Kundalini. To reach Sahastrar, the Kundalini has to pass agnya chakra.
This is the centre for forgiveness, compassion, humility. This chakra controls eyes, and thoughts.
The deities of this chakra are Shri Jesus and Shri Mary at the centre agnya, Shri Mahavira at left agnya, and Shri Buddha on the right agnya.
Shri Mahavira, and Shri Buddha both preached the message of compassion for all, and non-violence to self and others. Shri Jesus taught the human beings, the power of forgiveness. He also proclaimed the immorality of spirit through His resurrection, and also taught that we have to be born again, when Kundalini will give us our second birht.
They taught the world to rise above the ego and superego, and the conditionings of the human mind, and to have compassion and forgiveness.
Aggression, egoism, inability to forgive oneself or others, wandering eyes, wrong ideas about God, worries.. obstruct this chakra... and do not allow the Kundalini to cross the agnya chakra, and reach Sahastrar. Thus, to allow for Kundalini to pass, a seeker has to forgive himself, and everyone.

7] Sahastrar Chakra: Situated in the limbic area, this final chakra represents the integration of all the chakras. The whole instrument is integrated in the Sahastrar. It is the destination, filled with bliss of the spirit, and silence. When the Kundalini rises above agnya chakra, and crosses sahastrar, the seeker becomes thoughtless. He/she attains nirvichar samadhi, he/she reaches the stage of thoughtless awareness.
The deity of this chakra is Shri Kalki.

So, this is the subtle system. Kabir has mentioned about this subtle system in his poetries.
Shri Mohammad Sahib has told about these seven chakras as seven heavens.

Only the Kundalini has the power to awaken the subtle system. When Kundalini awakens, it rises from the sacrum bone, piercing the chakras above it, nourishing them, and finally, reaches the Sahastrar chakra, and after piercing the fontanelle bone area, comes out from the top of the head, and mixes with the all-pervading divine power that is everywhere. This mixing of Kundalini, the divine energy within us, with the all-prevading energy that is outside, is the Union, or Yoga. This is the union of spirit(which is reflection of God within us), and God, the Almighty. This is "self-realisation". This is when we realise, that we are pure spirit, and nothing else.

When Kundalini crosses the Sahastrar Chakra, and mixes with the all-pervading power, then divine evergy enters the body through the fontanelle bone. This energy can be felt as cool breeze, on the fingers, and palms of our hands. We can also feel cool breeze coming out from the top of our head. This is the experience, this is the proof, that we have achieved self-realisation, that we have achieved the union, or yoga. This is proof that we are now connected to the power that created us.

This divine breeze that the seeker feels on his/her hands, is the power of God. It is all around us. This is the energy that does the whole work in the world. This is the energy that does everything. This is the divine breeze that has been mentioned in many scriptures. This has been called as the wind of the Holy Ghost in the Bible; as "Ruach", the Hebrew word for spirit. Adi Sankaracharya has called this as "chaitanya lahari". And he has described this feeling of cool breeze as "salilam salilam" meaning "cool cool". With the awakening of Kundalini, we can feel the all-pervading power on our hands.

Also, when Kundalini reaches the Sahastrar Chakra, the seeker becomes thoughtless. He/she experiences thoughtless awareness, or "Nirvichar" state. This is the state of meditation. This happens as Kundalini rises above Agnya Chakra, from where thoughts arise, due to our conditionings/ego/superego. When Kundalini crosses agnya chakra, thoughts cease spontaneously, without any effort.

Now, when the Kundalini awakens, it also awakens the subtle system within us. Every aspect of the subtle system can now be felt, on our central nervous system and on our hands. We can feel the state of our energy channels, and the chakras. Our nerves have their end-points on our fingers. So each finger corresponds to a chakra. Every energy centre, or chakra, can be felt on the hand, and their state can be decoded. As can be seen from the picture, diff parts of our hand, correspond to different chakras.
The thumbs indicate the Swadishthan Chakra, the forefingers Vishuddhi Chakra, the middle finger Nabhi Chakra, the ring finger Agnya Chakra, and the little fingers Anahat, or Heart Chakra. The joint of the wrist and the arm is the Mooladhar Chakra. The centre of the palms is the Sahastrar Chakra, and its surrounding area of the palm is the Void, or the "bhavsagar".

When a chakra is obstructed, or impure... this can be felt as heat, pricking sensation, tingling, heaviness, or numbness on that particular finger corresponding to a particular chakra. Then we can clean that chakra, by mantras, or by taking certain purification treatment techniques. When cool breeze is felt equally on the fingers and the palms of both hands, without any feeling of obstruction, then it indicates that our inner being is balanced and in good condition. Thus, we can decode the state of our subtle system ourselves, and rectify any problems.

Also, when Kundalini is awakened, and it crosses Sahastrar Chakra, then we enter one more dimension. We enter into collective consciousness. This means, that we not only can feel the state of our subtle system, but now we can also feel the state of subtle system of other human beings. Thus, we can decode their state too.
And this is what prophet, Shri Mohammad Sahib, meant when He said that, "at the time of Qiyamah, your hands will speak. Your hands will witness against you".
This is what he meant. That you will feel vibrations, or the cool breeze, on your hands. That your hands will tell about your own state, and also the state of others.

So, the present time is the age of Qiyamah, or the "resurrection time", called as "last judgement" in Bible.

Now, a question arises in mind, that how is it possible that earlier Kundalini Awakening was so tough... it took a lot of time. Then how, today, and in Sahaja Yoga, Kundalini is awakened so easily?
There are many other forms of yoga, which require all sorts of practices to awaken Kundalini in a human being. These practices are tough, take too much time, and also require too much from an individual, physically, and mentally. In other yogas, the final goal is Kundalini Awakening. Whereas Sahaja Yoga starts with Kundalini Awakening itself. In Sahaja Yoga, Kundalini is awakened very easily, within a few minutes. This is achieved in front of Shri Mataji, or in front of Shri Mataji's photo. So one thing to be understood is that, Shri Mataji is someone divine, because Kundalini, that is so hard to awaken, is awakened so easily, in front of Her.
Then, why in today's time? This is because this is required most in today's time. Today's world is very much in need of peace and love. Everywhere we see hatred, fights, wars, terrorism, crimes.. going on in the world today. These are the darkest times the world has ever seen. This era has been called as "Kaliyug" in indian tradition. Love and peace are very much required today, amongst human beings. Thus, to change the whole world, to make this world a better place, Kundalini Awakening is required. This is how human beings will change. This is how they will become what they should be.
The darkest hour is just before dawn. A new age is about to come... all the hatred, wars, crimes.. all will be replaced by peace and love. All that is bad as to end, and the good has to win.

Human beings have to change. And this will happen with Kundalini Awakening only. This is because, when Kundalini awakens, our subtle system is awakened. Kundalini starts nourishing our chakras. Every chakra has got some qualities. These qualities start manifesting spontaneously, and express themselves in our character, in our whole personality. We achieve innocence, become creative, our state improves, in every field of life. We automatically become very dynamic, creative, confident, and at the same time, very humble, loving, compassionate, full of love.

The chakras look after our various body parts. And diseases occur when these chakras become impure. With regular meditation, these chakras get nourished, and so automatically, our diseases get cured, our body becomes healthy. Incurable diseases can be cured, and have been cured, like this. So, physically we become healthy.
Also, now we can know our state ourselves, we can know by decoding our chakras, by knowing the state of our channels, and chakras, where our problem lies. We can thus cure ourselves.
Also, we can also know the state of other human beings. Thus, we can cure them too.

By Kundalini Awakening, we get connected to God. We evolve spiritually. With regular meditation, we learn to stay in thoughtless awareness. We thus achieve, first of all inner peace. We have less problems in our lives. Coz, now every problem is looked after by God Himself. We learn to recognise ourselves as Spirit, or Atma, and nothing else. We learn to live in this world, enjoying everything, doing everything, our work, getting married, having family... all this being connected to God, and knowing that we are Spirit. We learn to witness, not relating ourselves, to matter, money, emotions, relations. We learn how to be detached, yet being attached. We identify less and less with our body, and more with our spirit. We develop love and compassion for everyone. We become humble, noble, kind, innocent... all good qualities start developing in ourselves. We can see for ourselves where we are lacking. By regular meditation, and introspection, we start seeing our mistakes, our defects, our shortcomings, because that enlightentment comes within us, with Kundalini Awakening. We start looking at ourselves, our shortcomings more, rather than looking at the shortcoming of others. And we remove those defects within us, to make ourselves perfect, and also make our relationship perfect with other human beings.

Being connected to God is like being connected to a powerhouse. He is the source of everything. When we become connected to Him... our whole life changes... physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually.

And all this is achieved with Kundalini Awakening. Thats why, all prophets, all saints, all incarnations... those who came on this earth, to show us the way, have talked about this, in all religions, in some way or the other. In their own way, according to the time they were in, according to the requirement of their time, they tried to tell us about this only. They tried to tell us that God is one, and He can be achieved by Kundalini Awakening only. They tried to tell, we all are different, yet we all are one. We all are the children of one God.
Every form of meditating technique, every form of prayer, aims at Kundalini Awakening only. The ultimate goal was Kundalini Awakening, and connection with God Almighty, who is creator of everything.

In Shri Mataji's own words: "You cannot the meaning of yourself, unless you are connected to the power that created you".

Coutesy : Anupam Shivratri
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Friday, August 3, 2007

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Physical body, self surrender and karma

Whatever this body is to do and whatever experiences it is to pass through was already decided when it came into existence.

He who is forgetful of the Self, mistaking the physical body for it, and goes through innumerable births, is like one who wanders all over the world in a dream. Thus, realizing the Self would only be like waking up from the dream-wanderings.

Surrender can never be regarded as complete so long as the devotee wants this or that from the Lord.

Destiny (karma) is the result of past actions.

Awareness which already exists within everyone everywhere, is imperishable and changeless.

-- Sri Ramana Maharshi

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Types of love : Learn with pics

And final one Ultimate love ;)

Love : What is Love ?

Love is like wet cement
the longer you stand in it
the harder it is to get out!

*The worst way to miss/Love someone is to have them standing right next to you and know you can't have them. *

*The hardest thing in life is to watch the one you love, love someone else.*

"Love me now, love me never,
but if you love me, love me forever."

Love is like heaven, but it can hurt like hell.

I tell her everything, but why cant I tell her she means everything?

Really loved ther quotes
Got a website where you can finr more lovely quotes like these !!
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