April 4, 2015

A beautiful response to Prashant Bhushan...(for a bit confused AAPians...)

Came across on Facebook a beautiful comment to Prashant Bhushan's open letter to Arvind Kejriwal. Thought would share with many AAPians who though supporters of AAP/Arvind are now feeling a bit confused....(in anticipation of approval by Mr Dheeraj Gunjan):

March 12, 2015

Let Arvind Kejriwal at least 'hiss' to save AAP to save Aam Aadmi!

Much is being made of socalled Garg audio in which there is neither any actual horse trading nor breaking of principles but just a bit of 'hissing' to save Aam Aadmi party and people of Delhi from being 'beaten to death' for the next five years. And then perhaps many more years to come.

But for the rest first read the following beautiful story from the Sastras:

There was a big frustrated cobra that lived in a village and would bite anyone who would come too close to him.

A Yogi came to stay at the village and one day decided to practice right beside a tree near the cobra.

The cobra slithered over to the yogi and lifted his hood as if to bite him and then realized that the yogi didn't want to harm the snake so he didn't bite.

The cobra said to the yogi that he wanted to learn all about yoga from him and the yogi told the cobra he would come back in a year to teach him if he could practice ahimsa (non-violence) for the entire year.

So the cobra practised ahimsa but the village people started to get closer to the snake and they began to throw rocks at him, but still the cobra did not bite them.

A year went by and the cobra was near death when the yogi came again. The yogi asked the cobra what had happened. The cobra told him about the village people, also that he never bit anyone for the entire year.

The yogi replied – “I told you to practice non-violence, but I didn’t say you couldn’t even hiss to save yourself.”

So perhaps people should understand why Arvind Kejriwal 'hissed' if at all and wait for his real accomplishments which is his government's work in Delhi. If he passes there everything should be taken in order. 

February 19, 2015

Swine Flue - instead of panicking follow this simple advice

Dr. Vinay Goyal is an MBBS,DRM,DNB (Intensi invist and Thyroid specialist) having clinical experience of over 20 years. He has worked in institutions like Hinduja Hospital, Bombay Hospital, Saifee Hospital, Tata Memorial etc. Presently, he is heading our Nuclear Medicine Department and Thyroid clinic at Riddhivinayak Cardiac and Critical Centre, Malad (W).

The following message given by him, I feel makes a lot of sense and is important for all to know

The only portals of entry are the nostrils and mouth/throat. In a global epidemic of this nature, it's almost impossible to avoid coming into contact with H1N1 in spite of all precautions. Contact with H1N1 is not so much of a problem as proliferation is.

While you are still healthy and not showing any symptoms of H1N1 infection, in order to prevent proliferation, aggravation of symptoms and development of secondary infections, some very simple steps, not fully highlighted in most official communications, can be practiced (instead of focusing on how to stock N95 or Tamiflu):

1. Frequent hand-washing (well highlighted in all official communications).

2. "Hands-off-the-face" approach. Resist all temptations to touch any part of face (unless you want to eat, bathe or slap).

3. * Gargle twice a day with warm salt water (use Listerine if you don't trust salt)... * H1N1 takes 2-3 days after initial infection in the throat/ nasal cavity to proliferate and show characteristic symptoms. Simple gargling prevents proliferation. In a way, gargling with salt water has the same effect on a healthy individual that Tamiflu has on an infected one. Don't underestimate this simple, inexpensive and powerful preventative method.

4. Similar to 3 above, * clean your nostrils at least once every day with warm salt water. * Not everybody may be good at Jala Neti or Sutra Neti (very good Yoga asanas to clean nasal cavities), but * blowing the nose hard once a day and swabbing both nostrils with cotton buds dipped in warm salt water is very effective in bringing down viral population. *

5. * Boost your natural immunity with foods that are rich in Vitamin C (Amla and other citrus fruits). * If you have to supplement with Vitamin C tablets, make sure that it also has Zinc to boost absorption.

6. * Drink as much of warm liquids (tea, coffee, etc) as you can. * Drinking warm liquids has the same effect as gargling, but in the reverse direction. They wash off proliferating viruses from the throat into the stomach where they cannot survive, proliferate or do any harm.

If you like please pass this massage on.

Note: Came across on facebook thanks to one Kusum Gandhi Vig.

October 23, 2014

Does God too have a Google?

Yes, just read on.

It seems there is a Google in/beyond/at the edge of our minds too...with which we come in contact when we have the experience of One/'God' or when we evolve beyond a certain point/phase/mind.

Some word, some situation comes in our awareness and lo! simultaneously a perfect line of answer/wisdom comes before us as if from above/nowhere.

Spontaneous wisdom of Zen/Taoist masters too seems to come from this Google.

And perhaps it is the same to which the Positive Psychologist Mihály Csíkszentmihályi calls Flow or Zone in the following Wiki article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flow_(psychology)

(Nearest to Guru Nanak's Khasam ki Baani in the lines "Jaisi mein aave khasam ki baani taisda karin gian ve Lalo" (Lalo listen as it comes from "Above", from the Owner of everything.??)....From God's Google?? Bigtamasha wonders...

September 16, 2014

Can Rahul Gandhi be India's Philosopher-King?

Some 2400 years ago Greek philospher Plato said that a philosopher-King will be the best ruler for a country.

Theoretically it seems to be correct because a philosopher is supposed to be one of the wisest of men of the times and his rule should automatically be the best.

But in practical terms, and which even Plato could not know because of absence of practical experience, what happens is that a philosopher gets cut-off from the majority of the people and begins to live in a rarified mental air of his own.

Such that while one cannot find anything wrong with his ideas they apply to a few people of his own kind and not to the masses on which he is supposed to rule. Or rather for whose benefit he is supposed to rule. Because they live more on the physical plain than mental.

For example, take Rahul Gandhi's latest idea about poverty that, "poverty is a state of the mind."

Now nothing wrong in this but only for a few people:

It is common experience that more rich one becomes the more poor one feels from insides and there are some people who have no shirt to wear or no home to live but feel themselves to be the richest in the world.

Big Tamasha had heard a story in youth which beautifully illustrates both the above situations.

A King had won name, fame and fortune to his heart's content but was still feeling unhappy. Greatly dejected one day he calls all his advisors and tells them to find solution to his unhappiness.

The advisors searched the wisest man of the kingdom and told him about the King's problem and requested for a solution.

The wiseest man told them that they should first find the most happy man in the kingdom and then ask the King to wear his shirt for a few days. He too will become happy

The advisors fanned out to all the nooks and corners of the kingdom and finally found a man who people said has never looked unhappy. He lived on a hill.

Then the advisors went to the king and told him what the wisest man had said.

The king ordered the advisors to brign the happy man to his court. But the man refused to go to the king's court.

The advisors returned and told the king that he does not come. He says that if the King wants anything from him he can come to him.

Though inwardly feeling slighted the King agreed and went to the man himself. The happy man looked really carefree and happy. The King was greatly impressed. Then he requested the happy man to give him his shirt explaining what the wisest man had said.

On hearing this the happy man could not stop laughing. Perplexed the king asked him the reson of his so much laughter. The happy man replied, "But King, can't you see I am not wearing any shirt? I have no shirt."

Needless to say the majority of the people are yet not like thatt. They live on the physical plain and not on teh intellectual or spiritual. They have yet to fulfill their needs of the physical, emotional plains to their heart's content before they can go to the intellectual and spiritual.

Rahul Gandhi must come down from the hill to rule India.

May 25, 2014

A deeper form of prayer

O The Unnameable, The Indescribable or Whatever You are or are not!

Excuse my folly.

Hitherto I had been praying to You for things which I thought were good for me or will give me happiness.

Obviously with my ego-driven ignorant, puny intellect.

May 12, 2014

We are Love playing hide and seek with ourselves

And finally return to Love.

We begin from Love, from Oneness finally via Mother Earth and our individual mothers.

As soon as we come out of our mothers' womb we begin to play hide from Love in the form of mothers' love into the world we see before us.

April 21, 2014

Live YOUR life not that of others

You are YOU.

Nobody can take your place on the ladder of evolution which is yours and only yours.

Education - aim for the stars to reach the moon

The old is crumbling and there is talk of humanity entering a new age.

Based on my book Self Designed Universe I could see the broad contours of this coming new age.

To facilitate its coming I envisioned a few salient points which the students of this new age should be taught and accordingly wrote them about a decade ago.

April 15, 2014

Learn how AAP can solve Punjab's drug-addiction and cancer problems

[@TheSumeetGill: " ਸੱਭ ਤੋਂ ਖਤਰਨਾਕ ਹੁੰਦਾ ਹੈ ,  ਸਾਡੇ ਸੁਪਨਿਆ ਦਾ ਮਰ ਜਾਣਾ'' (The most painful/dangerous is the death of our dreams). #pash ]

Both drug-addiction and cancer are basically a "no exit" or "no way out" illnesses or problems.