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Why is YSR Special to Andhra Pradesh?

 

On the fateful day of September 2nd ,2009, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Dr. Yeduguri Sandinti Rajasekhara Reddy , popularly known as YSR died in a Helicopter crash. This is definitly a shocking news to all of us in Andhra Pradesh. He is such a popular Chief Minister, he is a man of Masses and Classes. Its very tough to have such popular leader in near future in AP politics. His populist schemes like “Arogya Sree”, “Pavala Vaddi”, “108 services” , “Indiramma Illu”, “Uchita Current” , “Pensions for Old people” made him darling of the masses. Agree! That populist schemes are harmful for the economy in a long run , however one should understand that majority of the population is that chunk which is in need of ‘populist schemes’. Beauty of YSR’s administrative capabilities lied in the wonderful implementation of all these schemes.
How can we forget mentioning “YSR’s Paadayatra” while descrbing YSR? YSR covered all the backward areas of Andhra Pradesh in 2003 summer on foot. He walked all these 1400 km and enquired people about their problems personally. This yaatra took YSR to another high pedestal which no other leader of AP could reach. This yaatra made him the “Man of Masses”.
YSR’s life was not a bed of roses. He has to wait for more than 25 years to become Cheif Minister of Andhra Pradesh inspite of not losing in any one of the elections he contested. Do you know that YSR never lost in any election???He contested 8 times (4 times for Assembly and 4 times for Parliament) and he won all those 8 times inspite of several bad seasons of Congress party.
YSR’s cheerful smile and classy dressing is another major aspect of his style. He is famous as well as notorious for his SMILE. His smile used to encourage his fans and irritate his opponents 😉 . He used to dress in elegant dhoti in typical Andhra Pradesh style.
You all may think that I’m a diehard YSR fan . Its very tough for a Chandra Babu Naidu and Jaya Prakash Naryana’s fan to speak somany good words about YSR. But still ideological difference does’nt stop me in admiring wonderful administrator and human being like Dr Y.S. Rajashekara Reddy. Tears still rolldown my face even after 20 days of YSR’s demise when I see his home on my route to office. I miss you YSR Uncle 😦 😦 😦

Warm Regards,

Prasanna Rayaprolu

Posted in My Favourite Music

Take One Step At A Time : Is it sooo simple ;)

Dear Friends,

I wish to share  this wonderful song with all of you. This is One step at a time  by Jordin Sparks.  Lyrics are super so too the video. We feel like tapping with the shoes while hearing this song. Mail me if you don’t feel that way 😉 . This song is ringing in my ears these days ..you too hear this and fill some more energy into yourself 🙂

da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da

Hurry up and wait
So close, but so far away
Everything that you’ve always dreamed of
Close enough for you to taste
But you just can’t touch

You wanna show the world,
but no one knows your
name yet
Wonder when and where and how
you’re gonna make it
You know you can if you get the chance
In your face as the door keeps slamming
Now you’re feeling more
and more frustrated
And you’re getting all kind
of impatient waiting
We live and we learn to take

[ Chorus ]
One step at a time
There’s no need to rush
It’s like learning to fly
Or falling in love
It’s gonna happen and it’s
Supposed to happen that we
Find the reasons why
One step at a time

You believe and you doubt
You’re confused, you got
it all figured out
Everything that you wished for
Could be, should be, would be yours
If they only knew

You wanna show the world,
but no one knows your
name yet
Wonder when and where and how
you’re gonna make it
You know you can if you get the chance
In your face as the door keeps slamming
Now you’re feeling more
and more frustrated
And you’re getting all kind
of impatient waiting
We live and we learn to take

[ Chorus ]
One step at a time
There’s no need to rush
It’s like learning to fly
Or falling in love
It’s gonna happen and it’s
Supposed to happen that we
Find the reasons why
One step at a time

When you can’t wait any longer
But there’s no end in sight
It’s the faith that makes you stronger
The only way you get there
Is one step at a time

da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da

[ Chorus ]
Take one step at a time
There’s no need to rush
It’s like learning to fly
Or falling in love
It’s gonna happen and it’s
Supposed to happen that we
Find the reasons why
One step at a time

[ Chorus ]
One step at a time
There’s no need to rush
It’s like learning to fly
Or falling in love
It’s gonna happen and it’s
Supposed to happen that we
Find the reasons why
One step at a time

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Hope you are having nice time hearing and watching this inspirational song 🙂

Cheers,

Prasanna Rayaprolu

Posted in My Favourite Music

Mesmerizing,serene and soothing music to the soul :Buddhist Heartsutra

Dear All,

Hope all are doing great.

It has been ages that updated my blog. Words are really flowing like endless river but time is not permitting me to blog leisurely 😦

However, I wish to share one of my all time favorite peace of Buddhist music. My fancy and love for Buddhist music never ends and am posting one of my fav track for all of you here. It is called “Heart sutra”. The meaning of Heartsutra is wonderful, confusing yet understandable. Added to this wonderful rythmic lyrics this particular version of this song is got its unique flavor because of its serene singers….

I’m posting the song, lyrics and its translation for you here. Do hear it and comment 🙂

Cheers,

Prasanna Rayaprolu

Source: http://www.getalyric.com/listen/-c9-XaA2f00/buddhist_chant_heart_sutra_sanskrit_by_imee_ooi

Namah sarvajnaaya
-Adoration to the Omniscient!

Aaryaavalokiteshvara-bodhisattvo gambhiiraayaam prajnaapaaramitaayaam caryaam caramaano vyavalokayati sma: panca skandhaah; taamshca svabhaava-shuunyaan pashyati sma.
-When Holy Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva performed the deep practice in the Perfection of Transcendent Wisdom, he contemplated that there were five aggregates but observed that they were devoid of essential nature.

Iha Shaariputra ruupam shuunyataa shuunyataiva ruupam, ruupaan na prithak shuunyataa, shuunyataayaa na prithag ruupam, yad ruupam saa shuunyataa, yaa shuunyataa tad ruupam.
-In this case, Shaariputra, form is voidness and voidness is itself form; voidness is not different from form, and form is not different from voidness; that which is form is voidness, and that which is voidness is form.

Evem eva vedanaa-samjnaa-samskaara-vijnaanaani.
-So it is for perception, conception, volition and consciousness.

Iha Shaariputra sarva-dharmaah shuunyataa-lakshanaa, anutpannaa, aniruddhaa, amalaa, na vimalaa, nonaa, na paripuurnaah.
-In this case, Shaariputra, all things have the characteristics of voidness; they neither arise nor perish; they are neither defiled nor pure, neither deficient nor complete.

Tasmaac Chaariputra shuunyaayaam na ruupam na vedanaa na samjnaa na samskaaraa na vijnaanaani.
Na cakshuh-shrotra-ghraana-jihvaa-kaaya-manaamsi.
-Neither is there eye, ear, nose, tongue, body or mind.

Na ruupa-shabda-gandha-rasa-sprashtavya-dharmaah.
-Neither is there form, sound, smell, taste, touch nor concepts.

Na cakshurdhaatur yaavan na mano-vijnaana-dhaatuh.
-Neither is there realm of sight, etc., until we come to the non-existence of realm of consciousness.

Na vidyaa, naavidyaa, na vidyaa-kshayo, naavidyaa-kshayo, yaavan na jaraa-maranam na jaraamarana-kshayo, na duhkha-samudaya-nirodha-maargaa, na jnaanam, na praaptir apraaptitvena.
-Neither is there wisdom, nor ignorance, nor extinction of wisdom, nor extinction of ignorance, etc., until we come to the non-existence of old age and death and the non-extinction of old age and death. Neither is there suffering, cause of suffering, extinction of suffering, nor the path leading to extinction of suffering. Neither is there wisdom nor acquisition because there is no grasping.

Bodhisattvasya prajnaapaaramitaam aashritya viharaty acittaavaranah. Cittaavarana-naastitvaad atrasto, viparyaasaatikraanto nishtha-nirvaanah.
-Depending on the bodhisattva’s Perfection of Transcendent Wisdom, one dwells without any mental hindrance. Because of the absence of mental hindrance, one is fearless; freed from delusory thoughts, one will reach Nirvana.

Tryadhva-vyavasthitaah sarvabuddhaah prajnaapaaramitaam aashrityaanuttaraam samyaksambodhim abhisambuddhaah.
-All Buddhas dwelling in the three periods realize the highest, perfect enlightenment depending on the Perfection of Transcendent Wisdom.

Tasmaaj jnaatavyo prajnaapaaramitaa-mahaamantro mahaavidyaa-mantro ‘nuttara-mantro ‘samasama-mantrah, sarvadukha-prashamanah, satyam amithyatvaat, prajnaapaaramitaayaam ukto mantrah.
-For this reason, know that the Great Mantra of the Perfection of Transcendent Wisdom is the Great Wisdom Mantra, the Unsurpassed Mantra, and the Unequaled Mantra. It extinguishes all suffering, and is true and real because it is not false. It is the Mantra proclaimed in the Perfection of Transcendent Wisdom.

Tad yathaa gate gate paaragate paarasamgate bodhi svaaha.
-Namely, “Gone, gone, gone to the other shore;
Gone completely to the other shore.
Svaha.”

Iti prajnaapaaramitaa-hridayam samaaptam.
-Thus ends the Essence of the Transcendent Wisdom Sutra