Posted in Miscellaneous

Birth of the Jesus

Birth of the Jesus

This is a controversial topic, and I am not here for putting more than a mere opinion that’s floating around and being gossiped about.

Discovery published a documentary recently, which said that until 300 years ago, nowhere in Europe, was the birth of Jesus celebrated on 24 Dec. In fact, there were no celebrations in the Churches, because the main theme of the religious practices was to repent for our sins for which Jesus sacrificed himself. But then, the church needed more followers and celebrations was the only way to get them. They noticed another festival that happens on the same days, end of december. So they linked the birth of Jesus to it.

In fact, the dates of inception of Jesus is clearly mentioned and the 24 Dec birth would mean that he was born a premature baby in 7th month, which is not mentioned anywhere.

Well, if you disagree with these opinions, you are free to have your opinions and beliefs.

Posted in Fun, Miscellaneous, Spirituality

Bizarre things in the world

A five hooded snake was found in Infosys campus in Mangalore. That leaves truth possible in the Kaliya destruction story of Krishna destroying a thousand hooded snake in Yamuna. Who knows, there could be such mutation/genetic transformation possible, in this world full of bizarre possibilities. There were dinosaurs in this world, and unless you had found their skeletons, you wouldn’t have believed that they existed. Now if that big size lizards were possible, then same big size birds could also have existed. And man being man, could have tamed even them, and could have used them to fly on, just like one rides on the horses. That leaves possibility for truth in happening of a Garuda carrying Rama.

The animals getting extinct is not so uncommon. How many sparrows and crows have you seen lately.

Another bizarre news, a snake bites a model’s breast in her sexy shoot where she was getting wrapped up by the snake. She got too close to the snake and got her silicon enhanced breast bitten. The snake died of the silicon peroxide poisoning, the model is alright after the medical care. Conclusion – don’t bite silicon enhanced breasts, you could get killed!

Seriously, what makes all these crazy things happen in the world. Who was this snake in last birth. What karma made this happen. Was it a craving in the mind of the snake in the previous birth. Anyways, we associate snakes to the physical desires!

A story says, Bheeshma was lying on the bed of arrows in the war of pandavas and kauravas. Through his vision, he looked into past 100 births and didn’t see a reason for such a thing happening to him. Krishna gave him extra yogic power, so that he could see even earlier births. The story goes that Bheeshma in his 105th previous birth, had thrown a snake out of the way, and the snake had landed in a thorny place. He had cursed Bheeshma that he should also suffer the same pain and death. And it happened.

Another bizarre thing is this case of Conjoined Twins. These are two children, twins, who have different heads, but share the vital parts like liver, heart and hence have the body joined to each other.

Another day, Guruji spoke about the process of birth. When does the particular soul/spirit gets associated with a particular body? Initially when the embryo gets formed, there is lot of competition for the body between the spirits. Normally, one of them wins, and then people like us are born. Sometimes, there is a joint winner, and both need to be given the body, so the split happens and the twins are born. Sometimes the competition for the body has run longer than expected and some parts of the body have already got formed, they can’t be separated. Then Conjoined Twins are born.

Back to the story of Kaliya destruction. Could it be a thousand souls bunched up together in the body of a snake. Who knows, it could be possible. Just like an octopus has eight limbs. Or a tree has several branches. This creation is full of possibilities.

 

Posted in Miscellaneous, Poems, Spirituality

A Prayer

सर्वे भवन्तु सुखिनः
सर्वे सन्तु निरामयः |
सर्वे भद्राणि पश्यन्तु
मा कश्चित् दुःखं आप्नवेत ॥
sarve bhavantu sukhinah
Sarve Santu Niramayah
Sarve Bhadrani Pashyantu
Maa kashchit Dukkham aapnavet
may all be happy
may all be healthy
may all see good things
may none get the sorrow
काले वर्षतु पर्जन्यः
पृथिवी सष्यशालिनी
देषोयं क्षोभरहितं
सज्जना सन्तु निर्भयः
kaale varshatu parjanyah
pruthivi sashya shalini
deshoyam kshobha rahitam
sajjana santu nirbhayah
May there be timely rains
may the earth be well endowed with greenery
may there be no anguish in this country
May the good people be fearless
लोका  समस्तान्  सुखिनो  सन्तु
लोका  समस्तान्  सुखिनो  सन्तु
लोका  समस्तान्  सुखिनो  सन्तु
Loka Samastan Sukhino Santu
Loka Samastan Sukhino Santu
Loka Samastan Sukhino Santu
May all the people be happy (3)
ॐ  शान्तिः  शान्तिः  शान्तिः  ||
Om Shantih Shantih Shantihi ||

May there be peace, May there be Peace, May there be Peace.
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Any Samskrit meaning/words/pronunciation corrections are welcome.