Posted in Sanatan Dharma, Things to Ponder

Who is Radha to Krishna…

 

 

 

As a part of regular Srimadh Bhaghavatam discussions and my questions bugging sessions to my friend, I recently asked him “We don’t find Srimati Radharani references in Srimadh Bhaghavatam, which is one of main books, Who is Radha and What is she to Sri Krishna? Friend? Girl Friend? Lover? Twin Flame? Is she a fictitious character? Why are they worshiped that much even after these many ages?? ”
Then my friend replied to me on the basis of understanding he has from his maternal grandpa that, Srimati Radharani and Krishna are the same . She is the feminine, emotional element of creator himself.Everyone in this cosmos goes to him, but when Sri Krishna himself want to look up to, when he wants to be comforted, he wanted to look up to someone from him and that part of him is none other than Srimati Radharani. She is not different, part of him created for him to look up to, she is his own soul. ”
And I was super amazed to see such beautiful painting by Shri Keshav Venkataraghavan which matched to this explanation of my friend.
Thank you Sir for sharing beautiful paintings of Sri Krishna everyday to the World. (https://www.facebook.com/keshav.keshav?hc_location=ufi)

Do share your understanding and your comments about the beautiful stories of Srimathi Radharani and Sri Krishna in the comments.

Loads of Love,

Prasanna Rayaprolu

Posted in Sanatan Dharma, Things to Ponder

Vagarthaviva sampriktau vagarthah pratipattaye | Jagatah pitarau vande parvathiparameshwarau

 

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Today I was randomly checking some posts in facebook and i suddenly became happily nostalgic seeing this sloka and the painting. Our Sanskrit class in graduation used to start with this Magical and Mystical Verse  . Our Sanskrit Mam, Mrs Bharathi used to make all of us recite this sloka before the starting of each class, it was quite fun and different because by the time we reached graduation we were out of the system of “reciting prayers in the classrooms”, however we used to like reciting this.

Oh, yeah, we do have the reference of this beautiful sloka in Sagarasangamam movie of Kamalhassan too.

Ok, here is this beautiful sloka, its meaning and the beautiful interpretation done by some gentleman already, i dont own the below content, however thought should post it here, do read it and feel joyful.

Vagarthaviva sampriktau vagarthah pratipattaye | Jagatah pitarau vande parvathiparameshwarau || – Raghuvamsha 1.1

Popular meaning: I pray parents of the world, Lord Shiva and Mother Parvathi, who are inseparable as speech and its meaning to gain knowledge of speech and its meaning.

In this sloka(verse), Kalidasa requests divine parents Lord Shiva and Mother Parvathi to teach him speech and its meaning. In other words, In this verse, we are humble and dependent like a small kid requesting helping hand of our parents to learn the spoken language. Now we have many questions raining:

Is that all? It sounds like a pretty straight forward Sanskrit verse. Isn’t right? What is magical and mystical about it?

The magic and beauty comes from the divine language, Sanskrit. It is all in – how we divide the words, which meaning we take for a word and ultimately how we rearrange and organize the verse. Any word in Sanskrit has several meanings and many shades of interpretations. So, this provides us opportunities to dig deeper to understand a verse to unlock its esoteric meaning in many different ways
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Loads of Love,

Prasanna Rayaprolu

Posted in Life, Life's Like That, Sanatan Dharma, Some stuff for Inspiration, Things to Ponder

Friendship Day…today..tommorrow and everyday..

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Rich & Successful man and beautiful woman willI always have so many friends…even if you are not rich, even if you are a loser, even if you are not beautiful if there are any who treasure you, who love you for whatever you are, and then slap you and scold you to become best version of yourself..
they are the real friends…keep them close to your heart.
Happy Friendship day…today..tommorrow and everyday.

Loads of Love,

Prasanna Rayaprolu

Posted in Inspirational Stuff, Life's Like That, Management, Sanatan Dharma, Some stuff for Inspiration, Things to Ponder

NATURE IS OUR TEACHER….as  explained in Srimadh Bhaghavatam Canto 11, Chapter 8..

NATURE IS OUR TEACHER….as  explained in Srimadh Bhaghavatam Canto 11, Chapter 8..

Image Courtesy : Keshavan Venkataraghavan garu

Guru Dattatreya is considered as the greatest teacher ever. Once when a King asked him who his teacher was, he replied he had 24 teachers. When asked to elaborate, he told 24 anecdotes about how and what he learnt from each of his teachers. Here is a brief about his teachers, who are aspects of NATURE.

1. Be tolerant – like the Earth.
2. Be clear and cool – like water.
3. Keep nothing for the morrow – finish everything now – like fire.
4. Always be on the move – progress towards your goal – like air.
5. Be detached – like the sky.
6. Remain in one condition through cycles of happiness and misery – like the Moon.
7. Give out to others – like the Sun radiates.
8. Do not be attached – like the pigeons.
9. Do not be too much bothered about food – like the python.
10. Avoid changes in temperament – do not transgress your limits – like the sea.
11. Do not be enticed by attraction of beauty – like the fire-fly.
12. Gather a little from each place – like the butterfly.
13. Do not go for collection and storage without utilization – like the bees.
14. Do not ignore the pitfalls of sexual attraction – like the elephant.
15. Do not be swept off by any attraction – like the stag for his horns.
16. Do not be entrapped by tasty food – like the fish.
17. Benefit from dejection – like the prostitute who changed her life.
18. Shun worldly goods – like the kuru bird.
19. Be satisfied with what you get while hungry – like a child.
20. Be alone – like a maiden’s single bangle.
21. Do not be attached permanently to a house of your own – like the snake.
22. Cultivate the powers of concentration – like the artisan, who did not notice an Army passing by.
23. Do not be over ambitious – like the spider.
24. Share with others – like the Bhringi bird.

1. पृथ्वी- सहनशीलता व परोपकार की भावना।

2. कबूतर – कबूतर का जोड़ा जाल में फंसे अपने बच्चों को देखकर मोहवश खुद भी जाल में जा फंसता है। शिक्षा लिया कि किसी से भी ज्यादा स्नेह दुःख की वजह होता है।

3. समुद्र- जीवन के उतार-चढ़ाव में सदा प्रसन्न एवं गम्भीर रहें।

4. पतंगा- जिस तरह पतंगा आग की तरफ आकर्षित हो जल जाता है। उसी तरह रूप-रंग के आकर्षण व मोह में न उलझें।

5. हाथी – आसक्ति से बचना।

6. छत्ते से शहद निकालने वाला – कुछ भी एकत्र करके या स्नचित करके न रखें,ऐसा करना हानि का कारण बन सकता है।

7. हिरण – उछल-कूद,संगीत,मौज-मस्ती में न खोएं।

8. मछली – स्वाद के वशीभूत न रहें यानी इंद्रिय संयम।

9. पिंगला वेश्या – पिंगला नाम की वैश्या से सबक लिया कि केवल पैसों की आस में न जीएं। क्योंकि पैसा पाने के लिए वह पुरुष की राह में दुखी हुई व उसे त्यागने पर ही चैन से नींद ली।

10. कुरर पक्षी – वस्तुओं को पास में रखने की सोच छोड़ना। यानी अकिंचन होना।

11. बालक – चिंतामुक्त व प्रसन्न रहना।

12. कुमारी कन्या – अकेला रह काम करना या आगे बढ़ना। धान कूटते हुए कन्या की चूड़ियां आवाज कर रही थी। बाहर मेहमान बैठे होने से उसने चूड़ियां तोड़ दोनों हाथों में बस एक-एक चूड़ी रखी और बिना शोर के धान कूट लिया।

13. शरकृत या तीर बनाने वाला – अभ्यास और वैराग्य से मन को वश में करना।

14. सांप – एकाकी जीवन, एक ही जगह न बसें।

15. मकड़ी – भगवान भी माया जाल रचते हैं और उसे मिटा देते हैं।

16. भृंगी कीड़ा – अच्छी हो या बुरी,जहां जैसी सोच में मन लगाएंगे मन वैसा ही हो जाता है।

17. सूर्य – जिस तरह एक ही होने पर भी अलग-अलग माध्यमों में सूरज अलग-अलग दिखाई देता है। आत्मा भी एक है पर कई रूपों में दिखाई देती है।

18. वायु – अच्छी बुरी जगह पर जाने के बाद वायु का मूल रूप स्वच्छता ही है। उसी तरह अच्छे-बुरों के साथ करने पर भी अपनी अच्छाइयों को कायम रखें।

19. आकाश – हर देश काल स्थिति में लगाव से दूर रहे।

20. जल – पवित्र रहना।

21. अग्नि – हर टेढ़ी-मेढ़े हालातों में ढल जाएं। जैसे अलग-अलग तरह की लकड़ियों के बीच आग एक जैसी लगती नजर आती है।

22. चन्द्रमा – आत्मा लाभ-हानि से परे है। वैसे ही जैसे कला के घटने
-बढ़ने से चंद्रमा की चमक व शीतलता वही रहती है।

23. भौंरा या मधुमक्खी – भौरें से सीखा कि जहां भी सार्थक बात सीखने को मिले उसे न छोड़ें।

24. अजगर – संतोष,जो मिल जाए उसे स्वीकार कर लेना।

भगवान दत्तात्रेय ब्रह्मा,विष्णु एवं महेश का संयुक्त विग्रह हैं। इनकी आराधना त्रिदेव की आराधना मानी जाती है। भगवान दत्तात्रेय ही “परम गुरु” हैं।

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Loads of Love,

Prasanna Rayaprolu

Posted in Life's Like That, Sanatan Dharma

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 🙂

01-Srimad-Bhagavatham-keshav

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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