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Some Sincere Thoughts On ANGER, INTROSPECTION & GOD

 

Namaste  to All of You 🙂

Has been so many days that i wrote a blog on serious topic here.

First of all, let me ask you one question

“Do you get angry? ”

Ok..that was a stupid question. Of course we do get angry.

Let me ask you one more question .

“Do you get angry on yourself?  and How do you deal that anger? ”

We all have our ways of dealing anger on others and the anger on self. However, through my personal experience of all these years, I realized how my methods of dealing anger have been transforming.

Yes, of course the way we deal with our anger on others and the anger on self depends on so many aspects. I donot want to deep dive into those reasons in this post, however, I want to emphasize on one factor called ” Consciousness of God ” / “Krishna Consciousness” .

If we develop this Consciousness of God , there is lot of strength, fearlessness and the rate of recovery from the anger is pretty fast. The storms in the mind get tamed by the self introspection and the calmness in the mind is restored in a good speed.

In this life, there are some events we need to suffer because of our prarabda karma. We cannot avoid it. Ok, you might be curious to know about “Prarabdha Karma”. Do google about it, it is quite interesting concept. Gives answers to so many of our mysterious questions and situations of life. However, in this journey of dealing our karma, we can make our approach to karma better by developing consciousness of God.

Life at work or at home is all about restoration of normalcy in the times of any incidents. The rate at which we restore to normalcy is called the “maturity of the system” and how does that maturity develop? By having effective processes, mechanisms, support systems in place. It is quite impossible to have zero incidents in life or at work however restoring to normalcy and ensuring that there is no impact on overall system is the main criteria.

Consider any matured organization, the number of major incidents they have and the rate at which they restore their services to normalcy happens in Gods speed. How are they able to do it? They have effective process, tools and people in place.

Consider any matured individual. The way they deal the major incidents. problems and disasters in their life. They do suffer, however they get back to normalcy pretty fast. How do they do it? They have effective, resilient inner systems of ethics, values and of almighty.

Whether it is matured organizations or matured people they constantly do self introspection and improve their ways of dealing the stuff.

We need stronger individuals, because it is individuals who make a society and stronger individuals contribute to stronger societies. We need to make continuous effort to make ourself more strong internally in all the aspects.

Yesterday in my regular reading of Srimadh Bhaghavatam, I got to read below slokas in the Canto 6 and this all made me stop for few minutes and think about the topic of Anger, self introspection and God 🙂

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yaḥ samutpatitaṁ deha
ākāśān manyum ulbaṇam
ātma-jijñāsayā yacchet
sa guṇān ativartate
Translation:
One who inquires into self-realization and thus subdues his powerful anger — which awakens suddenly in the body as if falling from the sky — transcends the influence of the modes of material nature.
Purport:

When one becomes angry, he forgets himself and his situation, but if one is able to consider his situation by knowledge, one transcends the influence of the modes of material nature. One is always a servant of lusty desires, anger, greed, illusion, envy and so forth, but if one obtains sufficient strength in spiritual advancement, one can control them. One who obtains such control will always be transcendentally situated, untouched by the modes of material nature. This is only possible when one fully engages in the service of the Lord.  Courtesy:  This beautiful site

 

Hope you enjoyed, reading this post. Do share your thoughts with me on this topic 🙂

Warm Regards,

Prasanna Rayaprolu

 

Posted in Inspirational Stuff, Life's Like That, My Favorite Poems

शक्ति और क्षमा Shakti aur Kshama (Strength and Mercy)

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कवि: रामधारी सिंह “दिनकर” Poet: Ramdhari Singh “Dinkar” Translation: the maVerick
क्षमा, दया, तप, त्याग, मनोबल
सबका लिया सहारा
पर नर व्याघ सुयोधन तुमसे
कहो कहाँ कब हारा?
Kshama, daya, tap, tyaag, manobal
Sabka liya sahara
Par nar vyagh Suyodhan tumse
Kaho kahan kab haara?
Mercy, resolve, tact, tolerance
You’ve tried everything and some
But o my king of men
When did Suyodhan succumb?
क्षमाशील हो ॠपु-सक्षम
तुम हुये विनीत जितना ही
दुष्ट कौरवों ने तुमको
कायर समझा उतना ही
Kshamasheel ho rrpu-saksham
Tum huye vineet jitna hi
Dusht Kauravon ne tumko
Kaayar samjha utna hi
The more forgiving you were
In your humane compassion
The more these rouge Kauravas
Pegged you as cowardly ashen
अत्याचार सहन करने का
कुफल यही होता है
पौरुष का आतंक मनुज
कोमल होकर खोता है
Atyachar sahan karne ka
Kufal yahi hota hai
Paurush ka aatank manuj
Komal hokar khota hai
This is the consequence
Of tolerating atrocities
The awe of machismo is lost
When one’s gentle n kindly
क्षमा शोभती उस भुजंग को
जिसके पास गरल है
उसका क्या जो दंतहीन
विषरहित विनीत सरल है
Kshama shobhti us bhujang ko
Jiske paas garal hai
Uska kya jo dantheen
Vishrahit vineet saral hai
Forgiveness is becoming of
The serpent that’s got venom
None cares for the toothless,
Poisonless, kind, gentle one
तीन दिवस तक पंथ मांगते
रघुपति सिंधु किनारे
बैठे पढते रहे छन्द
अनुनय के प्यारे प्यारे
Teen divas tak panth mangte
Raghupati sindhu kinare
Baithey padhtey rahey chhand
Anunay ke pyaare pyaare
For three days Lord Raam kept
Asking the ocean for a passage
Sitting there he petitioned
Using the sweetest words to engage
उत्तर में जब एक नाद भी
उठा नही सागर से
उठी अधीर धधक पौरुष की
आग राम के शर से
Uttar mein jab ek naad bhi
Utha nahi saagar se
Uthi adheer dhadhak paurush ki
Aag raam ke shar se
When in response there was
Not a whisper from the sea
A raging fire of endeavor
Rose from Raam’s body
सिंधु देह धर त्राहि-त्राहि
करता आ गिरा शरण में
चरण पूज दासता गृहण की
बंधा मूढ़ बन्धन में
Sindhu deh dhar trahi-trahi
Karta aa gira sharan mein
Charan pooj daasta grrhan ki
Bandha moodh bandhan mein
The ocean took human-form
‘N supplicated to Raam
Touched his feet, was subservient
A slave he had become
सच पूछो तो शर में ही
बसती है दीप्ति विनय की
संधिवचन सम्पूज्य उसीका
जिसमे शक्ति विजय की
Sach poochho to shar mein hi
Basti hai deepti vinay ki
Sandhivachan sampoojya usika
Jisme shakti vijay ki
Truth be told, it’s in the quiver
That lies the gleam of modesty
Only his peace-talk is reputable
Who is capable of victory
सहनशीलता, क्षमा, दया को
तभी पूजता जग है
बल का दर्प चमकता उसके
पीछे जब जगमग है
Sahansheelta, kshama, daya ko
Tabhi poojta jag hai
Bal ka darp chamakta uskey
Peechhey jab jagmag hai
Tolerance, forgiveness and clemency
Are respected by the world
Only when the glow of strength
From behind them is unfurled

Content courtesy : There is this beautiful blog , please visit this blog and read other posts too http://poems2remember.blogspot.in/2007/01/shakti-aur-kshama-strength-and-mercy.html

Warm Regards,

Prasanna Rayaprolu

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Strength of a Woman

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Some of the Indian advertisements, movies on women empowerment, feminism and equal society are misleading.

We see a girl in Saree or Salwar Kameez with Bindi, long hair ( basically it’s to depict illiterate state of that girl) joining a spoken English course, learning English and we see empowered version of her in “Jeans and Tee Shirts with short hair”( to depict the empowered state of her). Basically the morons want to convey that sticking to your roots, being traditional you can’t learn English or get empowerment.

We see a dark/ dusky skinned dull girl failing in everything and she applies “Fair and lovely”, she becomes clever, active and successful.Heights of assoholism of Indian advertising.

Dressing or skin color or being masculine doesn’t mean empowerment. They don’t define or contribute to the strength of Woman.I ain’t against in western dressing or whatever dressing..in fact I am fond of my Veramoda or whatever dresses equally to the extent I love my Kanchivaram silk sarees or Cotton Sarees. However, I feel funny when people start judging your “strength” by your dressing, your levels of “Aggressiveness” and other parameters. Being “Womanish” is not weakness, it is the absolute “Strength”. To fit into the World, woman need not make herself like a “Man”.

If we want to see real Women of Strength of India, We need to refer to the Women in Indian History. “Strength of Woman” ain’t in unnecessarily proving they are better than men. Strength of Woman is in celebrating the power of feminity and not letting anyone daring to treat you in disrespectful manner.

Radha Rani is one such woman.In my honest opinion, She is epitome of feminity and how powerful she is being feminine is something interesting.
It’s not that we can manage to live like her in 21st century, however there is so much to ponder, think about and realign our thoughts on “Feminism” 🙂

Among Radha’s innumerable transcendental attributes, below are few:

Radharani is very sweet and most charming to look at;
Radhika’s eyes are doe-like and restless;
Sri Radha’s face is smiling and every blissful’
Auspicious, beautiful lines adorn Sri Radha’s lotus hands and feet;
Srimati Radharani is the most exceptional singer and vina player;
Radha’s words are charming and pleasing;
Radha is expert at telling jokes ;
Srimati Radhika is exceptionally humble;
Radha is the embodiment of mercy and compassion;
Sri Radha’s intelligence and wit surpasses all;
Shyness is the shining gem in Radha’s character’
Srimati Radharani is the beacon light of modesty and never swerves from the path of honesty;
Radha is never perturbed by worldly sorrow or misery;
Sri radha has unbounded gravity and sublimity;
Radha possesses Mahabhava, the highest sentiments of love;
Radha’s transcendental glories are shining in all the worlds;
Sri Radha is most affectionate to her superiors;

Loads of Love,
Prasanna Rayaprolu

 

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Woman With a Nose Ring…

 

Prasanna

Woman With a Nose Ring…

Is She Young. Is She Old. She is both.
Is She serious. Is She jovial. She is both.
Is She Childish. Is She matured. She is both.
Is She a scared rabbit. Is She Lioness. She is both.
Is She a Princess. Is She a Queen. She is both.
Is She Silent person. Is She woman with lots of words. She is both.
She is Strong woman who doesn’t stop giggling when cheerful.
She is a Strong woman who doesn’t fear “Crying” when she is hurt.
And, do you want to know the name of this woman in Nose Ring 😉
~Prasanna Rayaprolu

 

PS: Got my first nose ring done on March 12, 2017

Posted in Complex Human Mind, Life's Like That, Some stuff for Inspiration, Things to Ponder

Is Women’s Day Still Relevant ?

Women being Women is beautiful. Women competing with Men, Women trying to become like men is just trying to prove that Men are superior. Men are men. Women are Women. Both are necessary and equally important in nature. Agree that Women have come a long way to this point.

However, gone are the days when men can dominate women out of their male chauvinism; gone are the days women can play the card of “weak, tender, damsel in distress” in the world of tough competition. Glad to be in such generation and such societies where competent people survive immaterial of their gender. If you don’t study, if you are not financially independent, if you don’t own your life…you suffer whether you are woman or man. Struggle is same for every human in current society.

So celebration of womanhood, manhood is great today, tommorrow and everyday. However, acting as if all women are suffering because of men everywhere, anywhere at home or home or in street is stupid feminism.

Blessed are we who live in these days where women do all physically tough things too which were earlier restricted only to men…we are blessed to be in such evolving societies where men share the responsibilities of cooking, house work, parenting along with their partners.

True celebration of humanity is when we don’t have specific Women’s Day or Men’s Day. True celebration is when everyday is day of equality and celebration of every human.

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I ain’t a fan of Women’s day or Men’s Day…am blessed to have several mentors who are men and women..I am constantly guided by them on how to be God conscious, strong and human all the times
At the same time am going to punch anyone badly immaterial of man or woman who treats me badly for no mistake of mine.

Listen to this beautiful song O Womaniya 🙂

 

Loads of Love,
Prasanna Rayaprolu

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Deal the Problems like a Boss : Tom Sawyer Whitewashing The Fence….

The Story: Tom Sawyer Whitewashing The Fence (From The Adventures of Tom Sawyer)
Tom Sawyer was asked to whitewash the fence as a punishment.
As Tom begins the dreaded task of whitewashing, he sees Ben Rogers approaching. When Ben teases Tom about not being able to go swimming and being forced to work, Tom points out that it is not exactly work if he is enjoying himself, and he makes a great show of applying whitewash and then stepping back to admire his own effects. When Ben wants to try his hand at whitewashing, Tom pretends to be reluctant until Ben offers him first the core of the apple and then the entire apple. Other boys show up–boys who “came to jeer, but remained to whitewash,” and by the middle of the afternoon, the fence is whitewashed (by the other boys), and Tom finds himself a rich man, having collected marbles, a part of a Jew’s harp, a kite, and many other items as payment from the boys doing the work.
Analysis
In this chapter, Tom reveals his basic knowledge of human psychology; that is, that a person most desires what cannot be easily attained. Tom is also a fine actor, and he cleverly uses this ability in handling his friends. Thus, Tom is able to use this basic understanding of human nature to get others to do his work for him and to pay for the privilege of doing it. Instead of being able to join the others at the town center, he brings the center of the town to him, has others do his work for him, and he ends up with all sorts of treasures. In this way, Twain reveals Tom as a natural leader. Throughout the novel, we will see that Tom is the leader; it will always be “Tom Sawyer’s gang;” it is always Tom’s ideas of what game to play; and Tom is always the winner in games as well as in fights with his peers. He is also usually the winner in his conflicts with the adult world.
In life there are so many situations we are pushed into where we don’t want to be, which we dont want to do. We are forced to be in that situation, complete it. However when we are in such situation it is not necessary to give up. It is not necessary to cry and crib. Even such situations can be turned into opportunities. Even such situations can be shown/ sold to the world as “Never before Never Again” kind of opportunities to the world. The only and main investment here is RIGHT ATTITUDE and PRESENCE OF MIND. This approach can be called as “ Tom Whitewashing the fence “ attitude.
We will be happy, we will be successful, wealthy when we adopt this approach in personal life and in professional life. We can deal our problems like a BOSS without suffering, we can deal our problems ENJOYING them 🙂 Most of my mentors whom I work are perfect examples for this approach, they turn every problem into an opportunity and above all package the problems in such a way that everyone volunteers to work for them 😉
So Be Like Tom, Be Like a BOSS 🙂
Loads of Love,
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Sunday Visit To Keesaragutta Temple near Hyderabad

 

This Sunday, we had an awesome early morning drive to Keesaragutta temple today with Mom and Bro. Keesaragutta is a temple of Lord Shiva in the outskirts of Hyderabad.

Legend has it that Sri Rama installed the Siva lingam here to atone for the sin of killing Ravana, a Brahman. He selected this beautiful valley surrounded by hills and verdant greenery for the purpose and ordered Hanuman to bring a Sivlingam from Varanasi. Hanuman was late in arriving with the Siva lingam and as the auspicious hour was nearing, Lord Siva himself appeared before Sri Rama and presented a Sivilingam for installation. Hence the lingam in the temple is called Swayambhu Linga. It is also called Ramalingeswara as lord Sri Rama had installed the lingam.

Hanuman returned with 101 lingams for selection from Varanasi and felt aggrieved at not having his lingam installed. Hence he threw them all over the area. Even to this day several lingams are found scattered all over the place outside the temple.

To mollify Hanuman, Sri Rama ordained that precedence would be given to him for worship at the temple. He also said that the hillock where the lingam was installed would bear his name kesarigiri i.e., Hanuman, the son of Kesari. Over a period of time, it has colloquially transformed and is now known as Keesara and the hill as Keesaragutta. Ever since, the rituals follow the command of Sri Rama.(Content Courtesy: Wikipedia)

Do plan to visit the temple when you are in Hyderabad…the drive to the temple is good and don’t forget keeping a check on the monkeys near the temple. You get to buy several varieties of local seasonal fruits fresh from the farms near the temple and in the entire route to the temple.

Loads of Love,

Prasanna Rayaprolu