Monday, December 22, 2014

Someone is singing....

One voice keeps on striking
someone keeps on singing
i keep on building homes on the sand the whole night long...
i keep on rowing the boat the whole night
the age keeps on passing by
every second keeps on passing
the moon keeps on playing hide and seek
the music of the flute keeps on hynotising
one image keeps on emerging inside of waves
one ray of hope keeps on coming
to emerge as the possibility
that touches Him

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Mundane love... dive deep in the sea of spirituality and know All...

O! fish of mundane sea
hows your mundane love...
one day thou has to go out
from whom thou are asking
he is also asking
the deep waves of sea
calls thou
if thou remain on the shore
the tide will recede
with the stopping of breath of the wind
this mundane is the half truth
dive deep in the sea of spirituality
and know All

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Let's live life....

Let`s live life
Let`s live life with its vitality
let`s live in some hustle bustle
let`s come out from the cell of loneliness
let`s open the closed doors of ego
this loneliness, this darkness and this suffocation
laugh with the rays of happiness
silence will be driven like dried yellow leaves
the wounds of hearts will be healed itself
open the chains of Self
come out
be one
with Oneness

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

life has become a mirage....

Desolate mind
tired mundane body
i wandered where and where...
who has called me ??
i came behind
like a puppet pulled by a string
this unknown destination
these pains --without references
mirror mirrored in mirror
life has become a mirage
how much wonder it is ?
i just lost in myself
i am on this different path now
with the celestial light
walking on the desert bare feet
unknown invitation
He will surely come
to embrace me

  • Carolyn Heising
  • Tuesday, October 28, 2014

    Benefits of living a sattvic lifestyle (vihara)... meditation most important...

    Namaste friends... today I want to discuss the benefits of living a sattvic lifestyle (or vihara).  I found these pointers on a google search and find this to be a nice summary of the basics:
    A Sattvic Life
    – waking in the hours of Brahma Mahurt (the hour of totality, 1-2 hours before Surya (the sun) rises
    – gentle exercise daily
    daily meditation (twice for Vedic Vihara:morning/evening)
    – a considered approach and routine to eating; eating at the same time each day, and eating sitting and not engaged in other activities and gratitude for what we are enjoying
    – getting to bed early
    – development of Sattvic states of mind; calm, positivity, enthusiasm, joy, happiness, honesty, humility, flexibility, moderation, balance, gratitude
    – being engaged in conscientious hard work that contributes good in the world
    Of course,  I believe that daily meditation (twice for Vedic vihara  in morning and evening) is the  most important component of the sattvic lifestyle.
    Wishing you a most sattvic vihara...

    --Dr Carolyn Heising [PHOTO:  On the Ganges (Maa Ganga) on India trip no. 3, June 2011]

    Tuesday, October 21, 2014

    Happy Diwali 2014... may the light of the season bring you much happiness...

    Happy Diwali 2014... may the light of the season bring you much happiness...
    Let`s light the lamp of love
    let`s drive away the darkness of malice
    let`s fill our heart with compassion
    let  there be peace in the world
    let's  light the lamp of divine humanism
    let  there be no demon of negativity
    let`s light the lamp

    Sunday, October 19, 2014

    Intensity of meditation is of the greatest importance...

    "Spiritually I have contacted you many times,
    and your devotion has taken vibrations from me lots of times.
    The physical contact and letter, too, are not always necessary,
    for if the devotee with deep mental concentration broadcasts to his guru,
    the guru receives and likewise silently sends forth the help needed....
    Your difficulty lies in no other thing
    but that you must reach greater depths in meditation.
    Be happy to meditate; but never be satisfied
    so that you think you have reached the end,
    and so fail to make deeper efforts in meditation.
    You must remember, that intensity in meditation
    is of the greatest importance."
    - Paramahansa Yogananda,
    Letter to a Disciple,
    SRF Magazine Spring 2002

    Saturday, October 18, 2014

    Lord Shiva is the source of the entire universe...

    Lord Shiva is the Lord of mercy and compassion. He protects devotees from evil forces such as lust, greed, and anger. He grants boons, bestows grace and awakens wisdom in His devotees. The symbolism discussed below includes major symbols that are common to all pictures and images of Shiva venerated by Hindus. Since the tasks of Lord Shiva are numerous, He cannot be symbolized in one form. For this reason the images of Shiva vary significantly in their symbolism.
    The unclad body covered with ashes: the unclad body symbolizes the transcendental aspect of the Lord. Since most things reduce to ashes when burned, ashes symbolize the physical universe. The ashes on the unclad body of the Lord signify that Shiva is the source of the entire universe which emanates from Him, but He transcends the physical phenomena and is not affected by it.
    Matted locks: Lord Shiva is the Master of yoga. The three matted locks on the head of the Lord convey the idea that integration of the physical, mental and spiritual energies is the ideal of yoga.
    Ganga: Ganga (river Ganges) is associated with Hindu mythology and is the most sacred river of Hindus. According to tradition, one who bathes in Ganga (revered as Mother Ganga) in accordance with traditional rites and ceremonies on religious occasions in combination with certain astrological events, is freed from sin and attains knowledge, purity and peace. Ganga, symbolically represented on the head of the Lord by a female (Mother Ganga) with a jet of water emanating from her mouth and falling on the ground, signifies that the Lord destroys sin, removes ignorance, and bestows knowledge, purity and peace on the devotees.
    The crescent moon: is shown on the side of the Lord's head as an ornament, and not as an integral part of His countenance. The waxing and waning phenomenon of the moon symbolizes the time cycle through which creation evolves from the beginning to the end. Since the Lord is the Eternal Reality, He is beyond time. Thus, the crescent moon is only one of His ornaments, and not an integral part of Him.
    Three eyes: Lord Shiva, also called Tryambaka Deva (literally, "three-eyed Lord"), is depicted as having three eyes: the sun is His right eye, the moon the left eye and fire the third eye. The two eyes on the right and left indicate His activity in the physical world. The third eye in the center of the forehead symbolizes spiritual knowledge and power, and is thus called the eye of wisdom or knowledge. Like fire, the powerful gaze of Shiva's third eye annihilates evil, and thus the evil-doers fear His third eye.
    Half-open eyes: when the Lord opens His eyes, a new cycle of creation emerges and when He closes them, the universe dissolves for creation of the next cycle. The half-open eyes convey the idea that creation is going through cyclic process, with no beginning and no end. Lord Shiva is the Master of Yoga, as He uses His yogic power to project the universe from Himself. The half-open eyes also symbolize His yogic posture.
    Kundalas (two ear rings): two Kundalas, Alakshya (meaning "which cannot be shown by any sign") and Niranjan (meaning "which cannot be seen by mortal eyes") in the ears of the Lord signify that He is beyond ordinary perception. Since the kundala in the left ear of the Lord is of the type used by women and the one in His right ear is of the type used by men, these Kundalas also symbolize the Shiva and Shakti (male and female) principle of creation.
    Snake around the neck: sages have used snakes to symbolize the yogic power of Lord Shiva with which He dissolves and recreates the universe. Like a yogi, a snake hoards nothing, carries nothing, builds nothing, lives on air alone for a long time, and lives in mountains and forests. The venom of a snake, therefore, symbolizes the yogic power.
    A snake (Vasuki Naga): is shown curled three times around the neck of the Lord and is looking towards His right side. The three coils of the snake symbolize the past, present and future - time in cycles. The Lord wearing the curled snake like an ornament signifies that creation proceeds in cycles and is time dependent, but the Lord Himself transcends time. The right side of the body symbolizes the human activities based upon knowledge, reason and logic. The snake looking towards the right side of the Lord signifies that the Lord's eternal laws of reason and justice preserve natural order in the universe.
    Rudraksha necklace: Rudra is another name of Shiva. Rudra also means "strict or uncompromising" and aksha means "eye." Rudraksha necklace worn by the Lord illustrates that He uses His cosmic laws firmly -

    Wednesday, October 8, 2014

    Rishikesh.... transports us to spiritual bliss...

    by Prof. Dr. Ram Sharma
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    [A Religious Place in India]

    Lord Shiva stopped the pace,
    of Holy Ganges in his hair in this place,
    so it was named Rishikesh [hair of a saint]
    Laxman Jhula [swing] stands firm,
    to cross the devotees to Neelkanth [holy temple]
    Ram Jhula makes the pilgrimage more confirmed,
    Neel Dhara [blue stream] dances wayward,
    Gita Bhawan is far more forward,
    Swarg Ashram is more holy,
    to shelter the persons totally,
    Holy Ganges enlightens us,
    by its holy touch of purity,
    it bears the essence of several medicinal plants,
    its Gangajal is our grant,
    jingling of bells, sounds of shells,
    chanting of mantras, in the holy dells,
    Transports us to spiritual
    Go there once, Don`t miss.
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    Friday, October 3, 2014

    Dasha Hara... remove ten bad qualities within us...

    Dasha Hara is a Sanskrit word which means removal of ten bad qualities within us:
    Kama vasana (Lust)
    Krodha (Anger)
    Moha (Attachment)
    Lobha (Greed)
    Mada (Over Pride)
    Matsara (Jealousy)
    Swartha (Selfishness)
    Anyaaya (Injustice)
    Amanavta (Cruelty)
    Ahankara (Ego)
    It's also known as 'Vijaydashami' which means Vijaya over these ten bad qualities.
    Happy Dussehara!

    Monday, September 29, 2014

    Skandamata... fifth form of Goddess Durga... Happy Navratri 2014...

    Goddess Durga is worshipped as Skanda Mata. Skandmata is the fifth form of Goddess Durga. Mata is mother and Skandmata would mean mother of Skand. Skand is none other than Lord Karthikeya who is also known as Lord Muruga, Kumara Swamy. Lord Skanda is the commander of the army of the Gods. Lord  Skanda was responsible for killing the demon Tarakasura and others. Killing of Tarakasura and others is celebrated as Skanda Shashti in Southern India.
     Appearance of Skandmata or Skanda Mata
     Skandmata or Skanda Mata appears with four hands and is seated on a Lotus. As Skandmata is seated on a Lotus she is also known as Padamasani ( Padma + Asani). Skanda Mata has a white complexion. Skandmata appears to hold two lotuses in two hands. One had would be supporting the child Lord Skanda and the other one is raised to bless the devotees.
    Skanda Mata would kill the evil or demons by battling them on her vehicle Lion. The vehicle of Skandmata represents Dharma.

    Sunday, September 28, 2014

    Draw a bigger line of positivity in place of fighting with negativity...

    Darkness has no separate existence . It is just absence of positivity or lack of light.If darkness has existence ---it should try to fight with light but when there is light there can never be darkness. Even a small candle is so powerful to drive away the whole darkness . Darkness is negativity . Do not fight with negativity . Fill your mind with positive thoughts and light . DRAW A BIGGER LINE OF POSITIVITY IN PLACE OF FIGHTING WITH NEGATIVITY . ---------------------------
    -OM PEACE OM ------------------------------------DR. RAM SHARMA
    -OM PEACE OM ------------------------------------DR. RAM SHARMA

    Thursday, September 25, 2014

    Hope is the shining polestar in the darkness of disappointment....

    Hope is the shining polestar in the darkness of disappointment. Hope is our sole companion in our loneliness.  It is our shadow. Though life is full of disappointment, darkness and loneliness, our sole companion is hope . With hope, you can sail across all barriers . OM OM OM ---------------------------------------------Hope will take you near to Him -------------------------------------

    Wednesday, September 24, 2014

    Look... the sun is rising....

    God is our real treasure . Do not rely on any other treasure . A theist beleives in infinite hope . Theism means patience , wait and beleif .Make your life beautiful like a flower with divine qualities. Wake up o! Man .Some unknown power has called you to its unknown bank . Look the sun is rising . OM SHANTIH SHANTIH -------------------------------------DR. RAM SHARMA

    Wednesday, September 17, 2014

    Only humans have the potential to surpass themselves...

    Osho says:
    Man is the only animal who can surpass himself.
    A dog remains a dog his whole life. A tiger remains a tiger, a rose remains a rose, a lotus remains a lotus.
    Nobody except man has this tremendous power, potential, to surpass himself; hence surpassing oneself is the most distinctive characteristic of human beings.
    Then the paradox can be understood: why you become real man when you surpass humanity... because then you have used the greatest gift that God has given you, then you have used the space, the opportunity, the context, of life.
    You have used your life as a ladder and gone beyond.
    By surpassing one becomes oneself.
    And that’s what sannyas is all about: the method, the secret, the key, to surpass oneself

    Monday, September 15, 2014

    keep on the dance of life...

    The orchard of every house is a stage
    every breath is a puppet to dance without string
    love is that direction...
    which makes all of us to dance
    mind is fickle like weather
    life is a unsolved riddle
    sometimes to simple like an innocent child
    sometimes so complicated to be thought
    keep on the dance of life ----keep on

    Thursday, September 11, 2014

    Quench my thirst of light...

    Thirst of Light
    I am in utter darkness
    of ego,  pride and jealousy
    i am craving for celestial light
    i believe in the power of love
    please drop two drops of nectar of love
    today again light the lamp of divine light
    i will walk piercing the materialistic darkness
    i will fight with the storms of evils
    show me the light -quench my thirst of light
    OM OM OM

    Monday, September 8, 2014

    Our culture is Sanatani... and we have been VISWAGURU...

    We say that our culture is Sanatani and we have been VISWAGURU . We gave to the world such messages ` PEACE TO ALL , LOVE TO ALL, HAPPINESS TO ALL. We used to call the whole world as one family . But what now ? Only race of SELF is going on. BIG EGOS ----LITTLE HUMANITY . Our aim has become to earn more and more money once which was ENLIGHTENMENT . Think where we are heading ? Are we humans still ? ------------------DR. RAM SHARMA

    Saturday, September 6, 2014

    Truth needs meditative eyes...

    Truth needs meditative eyes. If you don't have meditative eyes, then the whole of life is just dull dead facts, unrelated to each other, accidental, meaningless, a jumble, just a chance phenomenon. If you see the truth, everything falls into line, everything falls together in a harmony, everything starts having significance...


    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

    Monday, September 1, 2014

    Discovering of the innate Divinity is the goal...

    You, incarnations of God
    You, incarnations of almighty
    Omnipresent, Divine
    Knowledge uncovered
    Knowledge is God Himself
    Discovering of the innate Divinity
    Is the Goal

    Friday, August 29, 2014

    Meeting with You....

    There is infatuation
    in meeting with you
    i drank thine eyes
    i am drunk
    how musicless was my life
    i could not create symphony
    there was no smile on lips
    there was no galore in eyes...
    but today i got you
    i got all
    o! my God

    Friday, August 22, 2014

    I am absolute Truth...

    I am
    Absolute truth
    No beginning...
    No end
    I am
    Body and walking spirit
    But I am
    The supreme God
    You are my devotee
    O! Arjun

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014

    OM Meditation...

    First sound of the universe
    Holiest of holy words
    Sacred name of indescribable One
    Healer of all tensions
    Come in the ocean
    Of OM---OM

    Sunday, August 17, 2014

    Happy Janmashtami... Lord Krishna's birthday...

    Happy Janmashtami to all... this is the birthday of Lord Krishna..

    I Worship You
    by Dr Ram Sharma

    I worship you
    Lord Krishna
    You save your devotee
    Out of turmoil  you make us tension free
    Those who merge their identity with you
    They lead a joyful life
    For they have a clue how great are you
    Who brings a spell of happiness in their strife
    Who brings satisfaction in their lives
    You produce delight and might
    With chant Hare Krishna day and night
    Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna
    Krishna Krishna, hare hare

    Sunday, August 10, 2014

    Have the courage to walk alone...


    Sometimes, young people should learn to walk alone. Then you will be more centered and you will know how to be by yourself and not be bogged down by peer pressure. Take a long five kilometer walk all by yourself, or run by yourself. That will solidify your personality.

    If you are surrounded by friends all the time, you will feel you cannot exist without friends. But if you are trained to take longs walks and runs, then you know that you can walk by yourself.

    Even if nobody comes, you walk by yourself, be a leader. If you get bogged down by peer pressure you can only be a follower, not a leader.
    Why do you want company of your friends? It is because you want attention from them, and attention gives energy. And if you are not a leader, nobody is going to pay you attention especially in schools and colleges. So to overcome peer pressure what do you do? Stand up and walk alone

    Friday, July 18, 2014

    Be awake... with one moment.. OM OM OM..

    You have passed one more moment
    in worldly pleasures
    you were defeated and the moment won...
    if you pass one moment with be awake
    you will win and the moment will defeat
    all the pleasures
    all the sorrows
    are in the camera of the eye
    you hair too became white with time
    the moment of your life was decreased
    you keep on weeping
    in your delusions
    you keep on sleeping
    be awake with one moment
    OM OM OM

    Thursday, July 17, 2014

    Awake O! Awake...

    Black clouds are hovering in the deep blue sky
    thunder and lightening
    showers of bliss
    OM OM OM
    on top of mountains
    became great Ganges of streams
    broke the top of mountains
    swept all nectars with it
    awaking the people
    awake from deep slumber
    you are sleeping here for ages
    awake o! awake
    it will fill all of us with bliss
    OM OM OM

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    Listen to the Silence....

    ENLIGHTENING STORIES :-36 (silence ).
    Enthralled at hearing the Master chant Sanskrit verses in a melodious voice, a Sanskrit scholar said,
    " I have always known that there is no language on earth like Sanskrit for the expression of things divine. "
    "Dont be an ass," said the Master....
    "The language of the divine isn't Sanskrit. It is Silence. "

    " Every word, every image used for God is a distortion more than a description. "
    "Then how does one speak of God?
    "Through silence. "
    "Why then do you speak in words ? "
    At that, the Master laughed uproariously.
    He said, "When I speak, you mustn't
    listen to the words, dear one.
    Listen to the silence.

    Sunday, June 22, 2014

    Without suffering we cannot realize what happiness means...

    Without suffering we cannot realize what happiness means. So we must always remember that whatever happens in our lives has some deep meaning to give us only better understanding. It is natural that after the exercise of great strength there should come a reaction, exhaustion, weakness. Such moments are tests for the true devotee. He who can keep the balance and stand firmly in both conditions, holding to his faith and purity of purpose, is a perfect character.

    Monday, June 16, 2014

    O! Lord Thou art Infinite...

    All bodies are Thine bodies
    But still  Thou has no body
    All hands are Thine hands
    But still Thou has no hands
    All eyes are Thine eyes
    But still Thou has no eyes
    All creations Your own creations
    All are Thine own manifestations
    O! Lord Thou art Infinite

    Friday, June 13, 2014

    Om shanti... shanti...shanti.... peace in all three realms of body, mind and spirit...


    Peace in all three realms of body, mind and spirit...

    Devraha Baba...bramacharya and truth are mutually dependent on eachother...

    Devraha Baba lived on a 12-foot-high (3.7 m) wooden platform near the river and wore a small deerskin. A barricade of wooden planks hid his semi-naked body from his devotees, and he came down only to bathe in the river. He received visits from politicians seeking his blessings at the time of general elections, including Indira Gandhi, Buta Singh and Rajiv Gandhi. Rajiv Gandhi and his wife Sonia Gandhi visited his ashram on the eve of the 1989 elections. He used to bless the devotees with his feet. He has taken Mahasamadhi on in 1990.
    Devraha Baba said: 'Brahmacharyena tapasa evomrityumapaghnat’-with the power of austerity due to observance of Brahmacharya that demigods gained victory over death. It is due to this power only that one never forgets anything that one studies. Strength, zest, daring,
    steadfastness, revolution, divine aura, divine light and truth pertaining to the body and soul heavily depend on Brahmacharya. Both brahmacharya and truth are mutually dependent on each other

    Ray on me...

    A ray
    descended on me
    i was a stone with...
    no humanly feeling
    ray selected me
    for the divine abode
    it chiselled me with love
    filled me with divine vibes
    it evoked my conscience
    i became a flower from the stone of self
    om om om

    Monday, June 9, 2014

    The sacred conch shell... creates peace and purifies the environment...

    The sacred conch shell... creates peace and purifies the environment... when blown in pujas in India...and anywhere...

    Friday, May 30, 2014


    by Dr Ram Sharma

    we all are decaying
    thats truth

    one day
    we will lose
    and will merge into

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014

    With you Lord Krishna...

    With you lord Krishna
    I can surpass all hurdles
    I can face all troubles
    I am hynotised by your flute
    I am nothing withour your devotion
    Without you lord Krishna
    I am absolutely zero
    If you are with me , I am hero...
    To fight all miseries
    I surrender myself to you lord Krishna
    Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna
    Krishna Krishna Hare hare

    Tuesday, May 27, 2014

    Are you Sattvic, Rajasic or Tamasic?

    "Sattvic healing uses Nature, the life force, and the power of the cosmic mind through such treatment methods as herbs, vegetarian diet, mantra and meditation.  Health is maintained by sattvic living, which is living in harmony with Nature and our inner Self, cultivating purity, clarity, and peace.

    The gunas show our mental and spiritual state: sattva, rajas and tamas.

    Sattva is the quality of intelligence, virtue and goodness and creates harmony, balance and stability. Sattva provides happiness and contentment of a lasting nature.  It is the principle of clarity, wideness, and peace,  the force of love that unites all things together.

    Rajas is the quality of change, activity and turbulence.  It introduces a disequilibrium that upsets an existing balance. Rajas is motivated in its action, ever seeking a goal or an end that gives it power  It possesses outward motion and causes self-seeking action that leads to fragmentation and disintegration. While in the short term rajas is stimulating and provides pleasure,  it quickly results in pain and suffering.  It is the force of passion that causes distress and conflict.

    Tamas is the quality of dullness, darkness and inertia and is heavy, veiling, or obstructing in its action.  Tamas brings about ignorance and delusion in the mind and promotes insensitivity, too much sleep and loss of awareness. It is the principle of materiality or unconsciousness that causes consciousness to be veiled.

    [Source: "How to Balance your Consciousness: Understanding How the Three Gunas Affect Healing of Body, Mind and Soul"  by Dr David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) from his book Ayurveda and the Mind.  He is Director of the American Institute of Vedic Studies and the author of many books.  For more information see the Institute's website:]

    Monday, May 26, 2014

    we need a glaring light to awake ourselves...

    When he was lost
    he found filth of all kinds
    as he grew day by day
    his eyes became dim
    slowly and slowly
    he went away from the light
    dim voice and dim words
    mist of illusion of relations...
    we are small
    our world is small
    before Almighty
    we need a glaring light
    to awake ourselves

    Monday, May 19, 2014

    Devotion in you...

    I do not want liberation from sadness
    i only desire courage to face difficulties
    i only want Thou
    i only want to chant Thou
    i always want to live in Thou
    my difficulties are your blessings only
    i always want to meditate in Thou
    give me pleasure or pain...
    no loss no gain
    i am Thou
    i am Thou

    Saturday, May 10, 2014

    Sing amidst turmoil...

    Do not sit silently on the shore of life
    sing the life amidst turmoil
    the life is easy amidst these all
    rise and give up this loneliness
    do not just count the waves
    plunge into the sea and dive deep
    listen to Him
    He is rowing your boat of life

    Tuesday, May 6, 2014

    O! Lord Krishna...

    O! Lord Krishna
    Sound of sweet melody of your flute
    Every atom of the universe is attracted towards you...

    All the Gopis came to your feet
    They lost themselves and glanced at you
    With the sweet spell of the flute the cows stood mute
    It is Krishna—Krishna their friend
    All the Gopies danced holding their hands
    The moon , the stars in the sky
    Love love everywhere , everyone wants to fly

    Tuesday, April 22, 2014

    OM...AUM.... Pranava... Omkara...

    Om – Aum – Pranava – Omkara
    Oh, the Glories of Om! “Aum” is a variant spelling of “Om”. The word can be spelled either way because the letter “o” is regarded as a diphthong consisting of “a” and “u”. There is quite a division among people as to how Om is actually pronounced. Many people try to accentuate the “au” sound in aum, trying to make it sound like “ow-m” or “awe-m”. However, “aum” is pronounced “om” as in “home”. The “au” sound is an extremely subtle intonation that naturally arises, when Om is intoned, and can be heard when the pitch is increased. One does not have to accentuate the “au” sound in Om to hear it. Just intone Om as “om” and you will hear it naturally. Just intone the mantra slowly.

    Of all the mantras, the most powerful and the significant one is the single-syllabled incantation called the Pranava. This is the OM. The available literature upon the significances of the Vedic mantra is almost voluminous. Nowhere in the world can we meet with a more sacred symbol that has got such a vast amount of significance.
    From Vedic times until the present day the word ‘OM’ has been taken as a symbol and as an aid to meditation by spiritual aspirants. It is accepted both as one with ‘Brahman’ and as the medium, the Logos, connecting man and God. The entire history of the syllable is in the revelations of the Vedas and in the declarations of the Upanishads

    There is a verse in the Vedas: ‘Prajapathi vai idam agra asit’ (In the beginning was Prajapathi, the Brahman): ‘Tasya vak dvitiya asit’ (With whom was the Word): ‘Vag vai Paraman Brahma’ (And the Word was verily the Supreme Brahman).** This sphota has its symbol in the word OM. The sound of OM is also called ‘Pranava’, meaning, that it is something that pervades life, or runs through prana or breath.
    The very central theme of the Mandukya Upanishad is the syllable OM through which the mystery of Brahman is gathered to a point. The text of this Upanishad first treats OM in terms of the Upanishadic doctrine of the three states of waking, dream, and deep sleep, but then passes on to the ‘fourth’ (turiya), thus transporting us beyond the typical Upanishadic sphere into that of the later ‘classic Advaita Vedanta’. Speaking of OM, the Taittiriya Upanishad says: “Thou art the sheath of Brahman.’ That is, OM is the container for the Supreme and, therefore, invoking OM is invoking the Supreme.
    In every piece of music there are three aspects, namely (1) the meaning of the song; (2) the laws of music, and (3) the sound of the song. Similarly, on OM there are three aspects. The first is the mere sound, the mere mantra as pronounced by the mouth; the second is the meaning of the syllable, which is to be realized through feeling; and the third is the application of OM to your character, singing it in your acts, and so through your life.
    OM represents the Self which is the Supreme Nondual Reality. The Self is known in four states, namely, the waking state, the dream state, the deep-sleep state, and the fourth state called the turiya. All these states are represented in the three sounds of OM (i.e., A, U, M***), and the silence that follows and surrounds the syllable.

    The sound A represents the waking state; the sound U represents the dream state, and the sound M represents the deep sleep state. The waking state is superimposed on the A sound because it is the first of the three states of consciousness, and so is the sound A the very first of the letters of the alphabet – in all languages. The dream is but a view within the mind of the impressions that had reflected on the surface of the mental lake during the waking state. Besides, the dream state occurs between the waking and the deep-sleep state, and comes second among the three states of consciousness. And so, U, being next to A in order of sounds, and also since it is between A and M, is treated as representing the dream state. On the M sound of OM is superimposed the deep-sleep state. The comparison between the last sound of the OM and sleep lies in that it is the closing sound of the syllable, just as deep sleep is the final stage of the mind in rest. A short pregnant silence is inevitable between two successive OMs. On this silence is superimposed the idea of the fourth state, known as turiya. This is the state of Perfect Bliss when the individual Self recognises the identity with the Supreme.
    In OM, the sounds A, U, and M are called mantras or forms; there is also in AUM the common principle called the amatra-OM, that which signifies the things-in-itself, running through and pervading the threefold phenomena of waking, dream, and deep sleep. The law of memory is that the rememberer and the experiencer must be one and the same individual, or else memory is impossible. So, as we can remember all our experiences in all three planes, there must necessarily be a single common factor which was a witness of all the happenings in all the three planes. There must be some entity within ourselves who is present in the waking world, who moves and illuminates the dream, who is a distant observer in the deep sleep world, and yet who is not conditioned by any of these three realms. This entity, conceived as the fourth state (turiya), is the Real, the Changeless, the Intelligent Principle.
    The syllable OM symbolizes both the spheres:(1) the phenomenal, visible sphere

    Saturday, April 19, 2014

    Holi fervour...

    Holi Fervour
    Poem by Dr Ram Sharma, Meerut, India
    New leaves
    Colours have descended in flowers.
    New season full of mirth and zeal
    Colours made of flowers
    Drums, songs and showers
    Frenzy of love and zeal
    Fragrance of love and flowers
    Lord Krishna has come
    To play Holi with Radha and Gopis
    Hypnotizing everyone with his flute
    All are ONE
    In love, in colour
    All are ONE
    In Holi fervour

    Thursday, April 17, 2014

    Have Patience...

    This darkness will disappear,
    have patience,...
    after all the sun will rise,
    have patience,
    this destruction will stop,
    have patience,
    Lord Buddha will emerge once again,
    have patience,
    Lord Krishna is coming,
    to create the symphony of love by his flute

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014

    Lord Ram's prayer....