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CAA and NRC- Woven lies and Designed protest.

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 Words like CAB, CAA, NRC, NPR, PROTEST, ASSAM ACCORD, DETENTION CAMP, LAATHICHARGE, DEATH VANDALISM, etc have been reverberating in our society and making it to the headlines of print media as well as electronic media.

 Do you think lion’s share of the population of a country like India where the majority of people are uneducated, understood the meaning of these terms and their implications? If no, then who explained to them. Now here comes into the picture -the so-called educated class. This Educated class understands it well and make others understand in such a way that serves their political interest.

 CAA and NRC protest are serving as “chwayanprash” for aging political parties like Congress who is losing its political ground and as “bournvita” for neophytes like Kanhiya Kumar who is trying to make a pitch for playing his political innings.

Do not stand with others stand

Stand when you understand”

NOTE: Click here to download the CAA amendment act.

CAA and Assam

  • It all started with the introduction of the bill. The Bill was introduced in 17th Lok Sabha by the Minister of Home Affairs Amit Shah on 9 December 2019 and was passed on 10 December 2019, with 311 MPs voting in favor and 80 against the Bill. The initial spark of this protest was witnessed in Assam then this spark took more aggravated form and perimeter whole northeast. These initial protests in Assam and northeast can be justified on some grounds as it’s linked with Assam accord 1985 but as this flame of protest reached the Western part of the country -these protests were baseless and rather I would call them “designed and architected” protest.
  • Now why I call these protests to be sponsored and designed?
  • You all might have witnessed the stills and videos from West Bengal where the mob was trying to uproot the railway track. Nearly all of them were equipped with similar rods and other destructive equipment. Can this be possible that after the protest erupted, all protesters might have gathered, gone to the shops and purchased those similar rods in dozens because it was on an offer -buy 100 get 10 free.

 This all didn’t go that way as it was sponsored and all the material of annihilation was supplied to them and they had to act on the go of their top dog.

  • Another reason which would cement my say – why the violence erupted only in BJP administered state?

Does this defy the idea of secularism?

  • A lot of hue and cry is made on the fact that CAA is hurting the constitution and thwarting the idea of India being a secular state. By the way, secular means no special treatment should be given to one religion.
  • CAA would give citizenship to non-Muslim who faced legal persecution in Afghanistan Pakistan and Bangladesh. If we wish to follow the path of secularism then let us indulge the Muslim community too. Muslims are not included because they are in majority in the above-mentioned states.
  • Many intellectuals considered this to be the first nail stroked on the agenda of making India a Hindu rastra. If this was the intention of the government of the day then why it included Jain, Christians, Buddhists, Parsis, Sikhs and why didn’t they canceled giving citizenship through normal procedure through which a no.of Muslim from these countries gets the citizenship every year. I Don’t get the fact if BJP despises Muslims to this degree then why it made haj pilgrimage much flexible and why it does not ask religion while giving government benefit?
  • Those who cry for secularism and try to play minority cards must turn around their neck and look at what is happening with Uighurs Muslims in China. Why not even a single Muslim country is coming forward to accept them?
  • In India, there is a trend that you would be given a tag of intellectual only and only if you go against the stream. It can be well justified with an example-if everyone is worshipping Gandhi, then you would be called an intellectual if you go against the stream and abuse him. Similarly, if you want that tag of being intellectual start finding out flaws in every move of the ruling party and so are many doing.

Let’s not play this blame game

Get those who are fanning the flame.”

Role of opposition in CAA protest

  • This one month drama proved that greed of power can take you to any extent .what happened if somebody is dying in ambulance and you jammed the road, what happened when a mother holds his breastfed child to her chest tightly in a train because she is afraid that one of the stones of the protestors might hit his child. what happened when you break the auto-rickshaw of a poor man just to get some media space and prove that you are playing your part in the protest.
  • In these protest whole opposition took the responsibility of burning their states whether it is iron lady Mamta di’s Bengal or RJD’S Bihar or Akhilesh’s up. Mamta Banerjee went up a step in this ladder of burning the country and asked for a referendum in the UN and tried to wash the laundry in public which could not be denigrated with an ocean of words.
  • Akhilesh Yadav brought a new employment scheme in which he opened his heart for the CAA protestors and promised them pension if he comes to power. well, that’s interesting giving employment before coming to power.

Is NRC needed in the whole of India? 

  • Let us crack this with an example -There lived a 72-year-old mother who suffered from cancer. After medication also the mother didn’t recover -everything went well, the body responded well to medicines, the doctors were confident of their success. So where did the problem arise? What went wrong?
  • The affected cancerous cells recovered well but till treatment was given to treat cancerous cells, It showed it’s implications on other parts of the body hence affecting them badly.
  • Now, this 72-year-old mother is none other than your motherland suffering from cancer of immigration of rubbish Rohingyas. Main cancerous cell “Assam” has been given treatment but till this treatment was given, its implications were seen in other parts of the country and now you find Rohingyas living in J&K, Delhi and many other parts like they are living on their “Abba’s” land and multiplying themselves in such a manner that can shame even rats and bacteria’s reproduction rate.

Human rights and NRC

  • Why the teachings of human rights are slapped at miniatures like India, not on a superpower like the USA. Trump clarifies his stern policy over infiltration but UNHRC and the USA expect India to stick to the moral of human rights.USA wants tonnes of talent in their state but expects India to import rubbish Rohingyas in its territory which could or rather I would say which would impart security perils to India.

Police sitting on the double-edged sword

  • Many unfortunate and afflictive images came from Gujrat which showed two policemen being cornered and rained by stones. This high temper protest shows they were designed to serve the political interest of a handful of leaders. Many voices are heightened claiming, police destroying public property. I would like to table a single question, how you retaliate? I guess by being aggressive and not by performing meditation and chanting om Shanti in front of the mob which is pelting stones.
  • If the police do not take any action then you will witness another West Bengal episode and if it takes, then another Lucknow episode.
  • Why are the policemen targeted? Stone Pelter must put this in their half baked brains that police are just discharging its duty and they are a puppet in hands of the government. So the question of targeting police does not rise under any circumstance.

How to stifle this communal fire?

 After talking a lot of destruction now we should talk something constructive.

  • There is a dire need to take some stern and concrete action against the violent protestors to set an example but it should be kept in mind that innocents are not touched by police just because they are Muslim and live in the same locality of protestors.
  • Media has an important role to play in this -They should organize a one to one dialogue between both side top leaders which should capture media space. But again they must be top leaders and not somebody on behalf of someone. I mean a sensible person who means his words, must debate on this, as practice goes in USA presidential elections.
  • Need to channelize the energy of youth in a positive direction and not let this youth energy being hijacked by antisocial elements. A group of 10-15 people cannot tell you the mood of the university, so I believe there should be a referendum in universities but not in the UN as said by Mamta Banerjee.
  • Follow the first test then protest policy and not start protest just because your pal is protesting.
  • Let’s come forward to accept the act which has nothing to do with residents of the country rather it is for the persecuted class of our neighboring countries. Let us join our hands to clear the air regarding the same.

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रश्मिरथी- कृष्ण की चेतावनी।

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वर्षों तक वन में घूम-घूम,
बाधा-विघ्नों को चूम-चूम,
सह धूप-घाम, पानी-पत्थर,
पांडव आये कुछ और निखर।

सौभाग्य न सब दिन सोता है,
देखें, आगे क्या होता है।

मैत्री की राह बताने को,
सबको सुमार्ग पर लाने को,
दुर्योधन को समझाने को,
भीषण विध्वंस बचाने को,
भगवान् हस्तिनापुर आये,
पांडव का संदेशा लाये।

‘दो न्याय अगर तो आधा दो,
पर, इसमें भी यदि बाधा हो,
तो दे दो केवल पाँच ग्राम,
रक्खो अपनी धरती तमाम।

हम वहीं खुशी से खायेंगे,
परिजन पर असि न उठायेंगे!

दुर्योधन वह भी दे ना सका,
आशीष समाज की ले न सका,
उलटे, हरि को बाँधने चला,
जो था असाध्य, साधने चला।


जब नाश मनुज पर छाता है,
पहले विवेक मर जाता है।

हरि ने भीषण हुंकार किया,
अपना स्वरूप-विस्तार किया,
डगमग-डगमग दिग्गज डोले,
भगवान् कुपित होकर बोले-

‘जंजीर बढ़ा कर साध मुझे,
हाँ, हाँ दुर्योधन! बाँध मुझे।

यह देख, गगन मुझमें लय है,
यह देख, पवन मुझमें लय है,
मुझमें विलीन झंकार सकल,
मुझमें लय है संसार सकल।

अमरत्व फूलता है मुझमें,
संहार झूलता है मुझमें।

‘उदयाचल मेरा दीप्त भाल,
भूमंडल वक्षस्थल विशाल,
भुज परिधि-बन्ध को घेरे हैं,
मैनाक-मेरु पग मेरे हैं।

दिपते जो ग्रह नक्षत्र निकर,
सब हैं मेरे मुख के अन्दर।

‘दृग हों तो दृश्य अकाण्ड देख,
मुझमें सारा ब्रह्माण्ड देख,
चर-अचर जीव, जग, क्षर-अक्षर,
नश्वर मनुष्य सुरजाति अमर।

शत कोटि सूर्य, शत कोटि चन्द्र,
शत कोटि सरित, सर, सिन्धु मन्द्र।

‘शत कोटि विष्णु, ब्रह्मा, महेश,
शत कोटि जिष्णु, जलपति, धनेश,
शत कोटि रुद्र, शत कोटि काल,
शत कोटि दण्डधर लोकपाल।

जञ्जीर बढ़ाकर साध इन्हें,
हाँ-हाँ दुर्योधन! बाँध इन्हें।

‘भूलोक, अतल, पाताल देख,
गत और अनागत काल देख,
यह देख जगत का आदि-सृजन,
यह देख, महाभारत का रण,
मृतकों से पटी हुई भू है,
पहचान, इसमें कहाँ तू है।

‘अम्बर में कुन्तल-जाल देख,
पद के नीचे पाताल देख,
मुट्ठी में तीनों काल देख,
मेरा स्वरूप विकराल देख।

सब जन्म मुझी से पाते हैं,
फिर लौट मुझी में आते हैं।

‘जिह्वा से कढ़ती ज्वाल सघन,
साँसों में पाता जन्म पवन,
पड़ जाती मेरी दृष्टि जिधर,
हँसने लगती है सृष्टि उधर!

मैं जभी मूँदता हूँ लोचन,
छा जाता चारों ओर मरण।

‘बाँधने मुझे तो आया है,
जंजीर बड़ी क्या लाया है?
यदि मुझे बाँधना चाहे मन,
पहले तो बाँध अनन्त गगन।

सूने को साध न सकता है,
वह मुझे बाँध कब सकता है?

‘हित-वचन नहीं तूने माना,
मैत्री का मूल्य न पहचाना,
तो ले, मैं भी अब जाता हूँ,
अन्तिम संकल्प सुनाता हूँ।

याचना नहीं, अब रण होगा,
जीवन-जय या कि मरण होगा।

‘टकरायेंगे नक्षत्र-निकर,
बरसेगी भू पर वह्नि प्रखर,
फण शेषनाग का डोलेगा,
विकराल काल मुँह खोलेगा।

दुर्योधन! रण ऐसा होगा।
फिर कभी नहीं जैसा होगा।

‘भाई पर भाई टूटेंगे,
विष-बाण बूँद-से छूटेंगे,
वायस-श्रृगाल सुख लूटेंगे,
सौभाग्य मनुज के फूटेंगे।

आखिर तू भूशायी होगा,
हिंसा का पर, दायी होगा।’

थी सभा सन्न, सब लोग डरे,
चुप थे या थे बेहोश पड़े।

केवल दो नर ना अघाते थे,
धृतराष्ट्र-विदुर सुख पाते थे।
कर जोड़ खड़े प्रमुदित,
निर्भय, दोनों पुकारते थे ‘जय-जय’!

- रामधारी सिंह 'दिनकर'

What is mind? How to control it? मन क्या है? मन को वश में कैसे करें ?

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What is mind ?मन क्या है?

श्री कृष्ण कहते हैं:- प्राणी के शरीर का एक अदृश्य अंग है मन जो दिखाई नहीं देता। परंतु वही सबसे शक्तिशाली हिस्सा है
शरीर का। ये याद रखो कि मन शरीर का हिस्सा है। उसका आत्मा से कोई संबंध नहीं है।
(An invisible part of the creature’s body is the mind that is not visible. But that’s the most powerful part Of the body. Remember that the mind is part of the body. It has no connection with the soul.)
आत्मा यदि रथ में बैठा हुआ रथ का स्वामी है तो मन शरीर रूपी रथ का सारथी है। ये मन ही इंद्रियों रूपी घोड़ों को इधर-उधर भटकाता है। कभी योनि के आवेश में यही चंचल मन, मनुष्य को इस भ्रम में डालता है कि वह सर्वशक्तिमान है।
वो सब कुछ कर सकता है। वह यहां का राजा है जिसके आगे हर कोई झुक जाने पर विवश है। जिस तरह दीपक की बाती को दीपक तले छुपा अंधेरा दिखाई नहीं देता, उसी तरह जवानी को उसके पीछे छुपा हुआ बुढ़ापा, कमजोरी दिखाई नहीं देती। परंतु जब शरीर के दीपक में यौवन शक्ति का घी जल जल कर समाप्त होने लगता है और दीपक तले छुपा अंधेरा बढ़ने लगता है तो मनुष्य घबराकर चिल्लाने लगता है। मैं बीमार हूं। मैं मर रहा हूं मुझे बचाओ। यह रोने का नाटक भी मन ही करता है।
मनुष्य को ‘मै’ के घमंड की मदिरा पिलाकर मदहोश करने वाला पाखंडी केवल मन है।


मन से बड़ा बेहरूपी न कोई पल-पल रचता स्वांग निराले,
माया ममता में उलझा रहे वो पड़ जाए जो मन के पाले,
मन के बहकावे में ना आ, मन राह भुलाये भ्रम में डाले,
तू इस मन का दास न बन, इस मन को अपना दास बना ले।

मन के हाथों में मोह माया का जाल है जिसे वो मनुष्य की कामनाओं पर डालता रहता है और उसे अपने वश में करता
रहता है यह मन शरीर से सभी मुंह करता है अपनी खुशियों से भी मुंह करता है और अपने दुखों से भी खुशियों में खुशियों
से भरे हुए गीत गाता है तो दुख में दुख भरे गीत गुनगुनाता है अपने दुख में दूसरों को शामिल करके उसे खुशी होती है
किसी भी प्राणी को उसका मन जीवन के अंत तक अपनी जाल से निकलने नहीं देता रस्सी में बांधकर उससे उसी तरह से
नाच नचाता रहता है वह जीव को इतनी फुर्सत भी नहीं देता कि वह अपने अंतर में झांक कर अपनी आत्मा को पहचाने
और आत्मा के अंदर जिस परमात्मा का प्रकाश है उस परमात्मा का साक्षात्कार करें।

मन को वश में कैसे करें?

श्री कृष्ण कहते हैं, मन को वश में करने के लिए उस पर दो तलवारों से प्रहार करना पड़ता है :-

एक तलवार अभ्यास की है और दूसरी तलवार है वैराग्य की।

अभ्यास का अर्थ है निरंतर अभ्यास। मन को एक काम पर लगा दो वह वहां से भागेगा, उसे पकड़ कर लाओ, वो  फिर भागेगा, उसे फिर पकड़ो। ऐसा बार बार करना पड़ेगा। जैसे घोड़े का नवजात शिशु एक क्षण के लिए भी स्थिर नहीं रहता। क्षण क्षण में इधर-उधर फुदकता रहता है। 

उसी प्रकार मन भी क्षण क्षण में इधर-उधर भटकता रहता है। एक चंचल घोड़े की तरह मन भी  बड़ा चंचल होता है और ऐसे चंचल मन को काबू करना उतना ही कठिन है जैसे किसी मुहजोर घोड़े को काबू करना। ऐसे घोड़े को काबू करने के लिए सवार जितना जोर लगाता है, घोड़ा उतना ही विरोध करता है और बार-बार सवार को ही गिरा देता है। परंतु यदि सवार दृढ़ संकल्प हो तो अंत में वो  उस घोड़े पर सवार हो जाता है, बस फिर वही घोड़ा सवार के इशारे पर चलता है।

 इसी प्रकार मन को भी नियंत्रण की रस्सी में बांधकर बार-बार अपने रास्ते पर लाया जाता है तो अंत में वह अपने स्वामी का कहना मानना शुरू कर देता है। इसी को कहते हैं अभ्यास की तलवार चलाना।

जब अभ्यास की तलवार से ही मन सही रास्ते पर आ जाए तो फिर दूसरी वैराग्य की तलवार की क्या आवश्यकता है?

 कृष्ण कहते हैं – उसकी आवश्यकता इसलिए है, एक बार ठीक रास्ते पर आ जाने के बाद मन फिर से उलटे रास्ते पर ना चला जाए क्योंकि उल्टे रास्ते पर इंद्रियों के विषय उसे सदा ही आकर्षित करते रहेंगे। मिथ्या भोग, विलास और काम की तृष्णा उसे फिर अपनी ओर खींच सकती है। इसलिए मन को यह समझना जरूरी है कि वह सारे विषय भोग मिथ्या हैं, आसार हैं। योग माया के द्वारा उत्पन्न होने वाले मोह का भ्रम है। मन जब इस सत्य को समझ लेगा तो उसे विषयों से मोह नहीं रहेगा बल्कि उसे वैराग्य हो जाएगा और यही वैरागी की तलवार का काम है कि वो  विषयों को काट के मन को सन्यासी बना देती है।

Swami Vivekananda – “He should be able to say to his mind, “You are mine; I order you, do not see or hear anything”, and the mind will not see or hear anything — no form or sound will react on the mind“.

Veg Vs Non Veg: Why can’t I eat whatever food I like?

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See it’s not about your like and dislike. The choice of food you eat depends upon the kind of body you want to have. If you aspire to grow your body like a bull then you have to consume a certain type of foods. If you want a body that supports high level of intelligence, alertness, awareness and agility other types of food must be consumed.

When the question is just of basic survival eat whatever you want. But once survival is taken care of then their should be a choice about what to eat. It is very important that this choice is conscious- not simply led by the compulsions of the tongue and mind, but by the essential design of our body. If you listen to your body it will clearly tell you what kind of food it is happy with.

The human body is designed to eat vegetarian food. For detail information click here.

Experience and See

Try different foods and see how your body feels after eating the food. If it feels very agile, energetic and nice that means the body is happy. If it feels lethargic and need to be pumped up with caffeine and nicotine to stay awake the body is not happy. Whether you want to conduct your business effectively or study well or do any activity properly it is extremely important that your body is at ease. So you should eat the kind of food your body is with ease and doesn’t struggle to get nourishment from.

Why Veg

When you eat food you are taking another life – either plant or animal and making it your life. If I eat a mango then mango becomes a part of me. If a cow eats a mango the same mango becomes a cow. This is happening because there is a certain information or in modern terminology- a software in you that transforms what you eat into a man or a woman.

The idea is to eat that kind of life which is very simple software. Then your ability to override that software and make it entirely a part of you is very good. As that software get more complex your ability to integrate it goes down. Especially if it is a creature that has some sense of thought and emotion it will not integrate and that animal nature will start manifesting itself in you. If it is not so then what’s the problem in eating the most evolved species on the planet that is human.

Every Life is Sensitivity

Today there are substantial document to show that plants are as sensitive as any other creatures so whether you eat a plant or an animal or whatever it is still violence. Only thing is that you don’t hear the scream but there to scream. So everything is cruel, it is just that we must do it with some sensibility only to the extent it is necessary.

There is no need to carry a tags such I am a vegetarian, non-vegetarian, a vegan or something like that.You just have to be human and be life sensitive that’s it. You must have a sense of gratitude the someone is giving up their life to nourish your life. We have every right to nourish this life but we have no right to enjoy taking another life.

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Why always a girl is told to dress right and be right?

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The answer is quite simple… A girl is told to dress right and be right because she is getting attention. People usually do not care much, how a boy is dressed, but always look at how a girl is dressed. So she has to dress well and present herself in such a manner; that she looks pleasant to our eyes because we are looking at her.

It is as if a lot of people are coming to see something; it’s important to keep that thing well maintained. Now here comes the interesting thing; everybody will try to maintain that thing according to there idea of “well” of course.

Coming back to dressing, there are different ways to dress. As a human being, there are many aspects to us; there is biology, thought, intellect, emotion & consciousness. One can dress either to show his or her intellect or can dress just to enhance their biology; or they can dress in some other way which indicates something else. So its individuals choice, whether they want there biology to be the front end of their life or their intellect. If you have biology as your front end, you will get that kind of attention. If your intelligence is your front end then you will get that kind of attention.

So it’s important for you to have at least this much of sense that where for whom how you dress. Woman’s have always known this, as they dress one way when they have to attend any function; they dress another way when they go to work. And kinda different way when they are in front of their husband or lover.

Thus it’s all about what kind of attention you want to get, accordingly one should dress. It’s not anybody’s business to tell someone how they should dress.

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Rusting the track of Dhing express(Hima Das)

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Hima Das on the track
Hima Das

 “What nonsense and absurd” -my incipient reaction, on discovering the fact that some foolish and half baked minds are searching the caste of golden girl Hima das and to my surprise, this “some” is such a large number, that it made a trend on Google. “This how you respond to the champions”. 

Yes, she is running rhapsodically and currently looking unstoppable!!

Hima das monikered as “Dhing Express” is currently running golden miles and embossing the name of the country in golden syllables. This Dhing express started from source station Dhing(Assam) and is spreading the glory of India across the globe. It is the positive obstination and obduration that allowed this 19-year-old girl to abridge this journey from ‘barefoot to the ambassador of a giant like Adidas‘.

Derailing Dhing express

It is brazening for the country as a whole which is accolading the golden girl with a trend like “HIMA DAS CASTE“. I would just like to table a single question to those who are fishy about das’ caste. What would you achieve if she is of your caste or what you would be loosing if she is not of yours…   

 Probable reasons for penetrating the caste are out of “curiosity” and “my caste proudness“. By searching the cast of Hima das you are not only presenting a polluted image of Indian society but also depressing India’s “golden feet girl” who deserves every bit of success because of the toil and moil that she has put in.

 Girl in tricolor: Hima das

After kissing the finish line and tasting victory, she always asks for an Indian tricolor to wrap herself in it. With this type of debauched behavior of people, shouldn’t she ask for the flag that signifies her caste and group only and not of the whole of India? 

  It would be better to study about the hardships that she has encountered in life to achieve this feat in life rather than injecting answers to the questions like “what caste she belongs”.

Hima das: Engine of India’s sports

If Dhing express can pull a no. of wagons metaphorically representing a diversity of India. Then wagons must support the engine, else it must be kept in mind that such unfiltered mind people could be left behind, as a train leaves ill-performing wagons.

 These people are like a weed that Grows mostly along the railway track that is less used. But this Dhing express is crushing the weed and providing a lustrous track for others to follow.

Let us keep in mind India is a country of around 135 crores and this mammoth population figure brings only 2 medals at Rio Olympic.

Government is creating plethora of new department and policies to improve the medal tally of India in Olympics, but they should know it is not sports related hardships that are stopping the athletes to bring medals, rather it is the mudslinging attitude of the countrymen which brings down the confidence of the athletes as well as the rank of India in medal tally.

Aforesaid causes are the cause for Olympic medal dearth in India.

” These termites will eat up a whole young talent of the country and would force the country towards a medal drought condition as was in case of Rio Olympic”.

Use caste mentality fructiferously

This sounds crazy “fruitfully using the caste”.Can the caste-based mentality which has been dividing the country for centuries be used to integrate the country? What am I talking about -Does that make sense? Yes indubitably, it makes sense.

If you can come to take the credit of gold medal of your caste person, then what checks you from helping the raw young talent when they are actually in need of financial aid. Just support people of your caste group and bake the raw young talent . If everyone supports his or her caste, then I m sure not even a single drop of talent would be wasted in the country, hence changing the sports moirai(fate) of the country.

 If you have to spread casteism, spread it healthily.

   Denouement(upshot)

In a nutshell, don’t rust the track of Dhing express, as it’s derailment would lead to the derailment of India’s sports future.

“Don’t blow up the track like Naxalite, as this would be the track for fresh raw talent to follow”.

I can only urge – “If you can’t galvanize the track please, don’t rust it with your rusted mindset”.

Swami Vivekananda full life story and his works

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Swami Vivekananda was a Hindu monk and one of the most celebrated spiritual leaders of India. Great people are born for the greatest good for the greatest number. They appear for the good of society and do not follow the customary traditions of society. They change the society. Universally reversed the brave ascetic Swami Vivekananda was such a person. He laid the foundation of present-day Bharat. He inspired new life into Bharat which was then only a lifeless skeleton of her old self.

Date of Birth: 
January 12, 1863 
Place of Birth: Calcutta, Bengal Presidency (Now Kolkata, West Bengal).
Parents: Vishwanath Dutta (Father) and Bhuvaneshwari Devi (Mother)
Childhood Name: Narendranath Dutta
Education: Calcutta Metropolitan School; Presidency College, Calcutta
Institutions: Ramakrishna Math; Ramakrishna Mission; Vedanta Society of New York
Religious Views: Hinduism                                  
Philosophy: Advaita Vedanta                                                    
Guru:  Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa                               
Literary works: Raja Yoga (1896), Karma Yoga (1896), Bhakti Yoga (1896), Jnana Yoga, My Master (1901), Lectures from Colombo to Almora (1897)
Death: July 4, 1902
Place of Death: Belur Math, Belur, Bengal
Memorial: Belur Math, Belur, West Bengal

Early Life 

Swami Vivekananda was born in a Bengali family at his ancestral home at 3 Gourmohan Mukherjee Street in Kolkata on 12 January 1863 during the Makar Sankranti festival. Before he became an ascetic, Vivekananda’s name was Narendranath Dutta.

His father Vishwanath Datta was a respected lawyer and mother Bhuvaneshwari Devi was a cheerful devotional and deeply religious women. She was a devotee of lord Shiva. Before the birth of Narendranath, she reportedly saw Shiva in her dream. When Narendranath was born, she considered the child as a blessing of Shiva and suggested to name him Vireshwar (a name of Shiva).               

Swami Vivekananda was a Sweet Child but also had incredible energy. He was prone to fits of restlessness at the tender age of 3. His mother could only calm him by pouring cold water on his head and chanting the name of Shiva in his ears. He needed two nurses just to take care of him.

Swami Vivekananda also had great affection and Fantasy for wandering monks. He would always give anything he had to sadhus asking for blessings, and once gave away his dhoti as he had nothing else with him. He would throw things from his window to travelling Sadhus as an offering to them even after being locked up in room.

Education

By age 8 he was in the second standard attending the Metropolitan Institute of Pandit Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar. He spends much of his time in other activities as studying was hardly something Narendra had to spend a lot of time in. Occasionally he would gaze authentic space, drifting seemingly into some other world. And proclaim by reading his own palm that he is destined to become a monk.

Swamiji had his spirit of adventure and fearlessness and once spend hours on a Tree to prove that no ghost existed in it, as an old man nearby had told him.

He later said-

“ Do not believe a thing, because you have read it in a book

 Do not believe a thing, because another has said it so

 Find out the truth for yourself, that is realisation ”.

Swami Vivekananda attended the Scottish Church College between 1881 and 1884. He joined the Brahmo Samaj a Hindu social reform organisation against certain orthodox practices in Hinduism. The desired know the ultimate truth became stronger. He asked many people whether they had seen God but no one gave a satisfactory answer to him.

Meeting with the Master

sOne of his professors mentioned that the great Saints Sri Ramkrishna Paramhansa was not too far away. So Narendra and two of his friend decided to go and meet him. The meeting was a strange one as if they had known each other for years. Narendra immediately asks the question as to whether Sri Ramakrishna had seen God. 

And he replied

 “ Yes, I see him just as I see you here, only in a much more intense sense. If one weeps sincerely for him, he surely manifests himself ”.

Swami Vivekananda was totally taken by Sri Ramakrishna’s direct response. He knew that there was something special in him. Later on he surrendered himself completed to this wise sage.

Spiritual Awakening and Departure of the Master

After completing college he was drawn back to Ramakrishna and grew tremendously under his guidance. His spiritual training went on for 4 years. It included fun and frolic as well as intense discussions and teachings of Vedanta, Bhakti yoga and Jnana yoga. By 1885 Sri Ramkrishna was tragically diagnosed with cancer and everyone knew that his end was not far away. Narendra meditation intensified at this time and just before Sri Ramakrishna passing. Narendra had his first experience of Nirvikalpa Samadhi-(the total dissolution of oneself into the Brahmin or Supreme divinity).

Just before passing away on 16th August 1886 Sri Ramakrishna passed out saffron ropes for all disciples and established Narendra as the next head of the Ramakrishna Order. By 1887 Narendra and the remaining disciple establish math or monastery at Baranagar near Calcutta where he gives each of the new names as monks. Among them was Gangadhar who received the name Swami Akhandanand. Swami Akhandananda later became the Guru of Madhav Sadashiv Golwalkar the second head of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Although Narendra initially took the name of Swami Vidyadhishananda, it was rarely used so he eventually took the name of Swami Vivekananda.

Bharat Darshan

 In 1888 Swami Vivekananda began to travel in different parts of India. During his visit to Rajasthan, he met Mangal Singh a local king who firmly believe that worshipping a stone was foolish. Swamiji knew that there was no way to intellectually convince him. So he asked kings, minister, to take a picture of the King that was hanging on the wall and Spit on it. The Minister was shocked by the suggestion and immediately refused to do so.

Vivekananda said to the king –

“ See your highness, though this is not you in one sense, in another sense it is you. One glance at it makes them see you in it. Thus it also is with the devotees who worship stone images of Gods and Goddesses”.

 This was a bold and direct way of Swamiji that brought a change in everyone he met. It was here in Rajasthan Swamiji met the Raja of Khetri who gave him the name Vivekananda. Afterwards, he visited Gujarat and travelled through many places of South of Bharat as well. 

The decision to attend Parliament of Religion
rock memorial

During his journey, he had seen in great depth the kind of poverty and hunger and degeneration of our ancient Hindu practices all over India. He eventually reached the shore of Kanyakumari where in frustration he dove into the water and swim to a large Rock where he meditated for 3 days. Why has Bharat reached this state, in his meditation he realised.

“Bharat Shall Rise only through a renewable and Restoration of that highest spiritual consciousness that has made her at all time the cradle of the nation”

He knew that this could only be done however by inculcating a spirit of service and by uplifting Bharat’s downtrodden masses. But how could he take this message to everyone? In this moment of calling he looked out to the ocean and realised he would have to go to the west and spread the message of Vedanta.

Journey to the west

On May 31, 1893, with the help of money collected by Raja of Khetri and other disciples, Swami Vivekananda set sales for America by ship. After passing through East Asia the ship eventually landed at a port in Vancouver, from there he took a train to Chicago. American people were unaccustomed to see Hindu monks in Saffron clothing. Thus he was mocked and discriminated against by the local populous on several occasions.

In the middle of July 1893, he also found out that the deadline had passed for signing up as a delicate for the world parliament of religion. On multiple occasions, he thought that he may have to return to India. But he knew that the message of Hindu dharma and universal oneness had to come to the west. His Guru Sri Ramakrishna had already given him this directive in his meditation.

Meeting with John Henry Wright

In his efforts to save money Swamiji moved from Chicago to Boston. There he met the famous professor J.H wright of Harvard University. Professor Wright was so impressed with Swamiji that he insisted him to represent Hinduism in the parliament of religion professor wright stated-

“ To ask you Swamiji for your credentials is like asking the sun to state its right to shine”.

 The professor wrote to a friend who was the chairman of the committee of the Parliament. 

“Here is a man who is more learn then all our professors put together”.

The professor sends Swamiji to Chicago with a train ticket to stay with his friend Dr Barrows. Unfortunately upon reaching Chicago Swami Ji realized that he had lost the address and went asking around Dr Barrows. Unable to find him Swamiji spends some night homeless, finding only a railway freed box to sleep in. One day while roaming the city a lady Mrs George Hail asked him where he is from? Realising his unique background and need, she asked Swamiji to stay at their home.

Lecture at the World Parliament of Religion

Lecture at the World Parliament of Religion

The parliament of religion held in Chicago from September 11 to September 27 1893, included representation from various Christian denominations. Swamiji finally came forth to speak, he gazed at the audience for a movement and began-

“Sisters and Brothers of America”, 

Just with that, the whole audience rose up shouting their Applause after Full 2 minute Swami Vivekananda continued.

“As the different streams having their sources in different places all mingle their water in the sea. So O’ Lord, the different paths which men take, through different tendencies, various though they may appear, crooked or straight, all lead to thee”.

Later on during the Parliament, he said- 

“The Hindu refuses to call you sinners, ye are the children of God, the shares of Immortal bliss, holy and perfect beings, Ye divinities on Earth sinners!. It is a sin to call man soo”.

The New York Herald wrote-

“Swami Vivekanand is undoubtedly the greatest figure in the parliament of religion, after hearing him we feel how foolish it is to send missionaries to this learned nation”.

Swamiji’s word’s reflected his direct experience of the divine and thus penetrated deep into the minds of his audience. His sheer earnestness, sincerely emotion and spirit of universality took the Parliament by storm.

Journey and Struggle Thereafter

 News of Swami Vivekananda’s popularity spread to India as well. Editorials of various American writers praised Swamijis unique contribution, even thanking Bharat for having sent him to Chicago. Swamiji’s was invited to speak in a variety of public events. And to the homes of many prominent and wealthy individuals, especially near Chicago and the east coast.

Swami Vivekananda continued to tour various parts of American including Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa and other parts of the Midwest. He was rejected to stay in hotels or barbershops as he was mistaken as an African American. Upon finding out the next day in a newspaper who Swamiji was, they would go to him and apologize. Later on, when a western disciple asked Swamiji how come he didn’t explain Swamiji replied-

 “What? Rise at the expense of another? I did not come to earth for that”.

 Swamiji faced a situation in a small town in the Midwest. Whereupon commencing his speech someone in the audience proceeded to fire bullets past him to scare him off. But Swamiji continued undisturbed and the Cowboy who had shot the bullet called him a right good fellow since he did not show any fear throughout.

Meeting with John D Rockefeller

Mr John D Rockefeller the famous Industrialist met Swami Vivekananda in Chicago. During the conversation, Vivekananda tried to inspire him into social action. Rockefeller got annoyed when Swamiji explained to him that he is the Trustee of the money and his duty is to do good to the world‘. A few days later he returned with changed mind and heart. In his hand was a document that had his plans to donate money by creating a public institution. This was Rockefeller first large donation to public welfare. Later on, as the richest man in the world, he also becomes a legendary philanthropist and defined the structure of modern philanthropy.

Meeting with Nikola Tesla

By 1895 Vivekananda had set up a private lecture class in New York, where he discussed different spiritual fact particularly on Gyan yoga and Raj yoga. He then travels to England and had a lecture tour there as well. During the winter of 1895, Swamiji met Nikola Tesla the father of electricity and a well-known scientist. Tesla had attendant some of Swamiji’s talks during the parliament of religion and was keenly interested in the Vedantic perspective on the relationship between energy and matter.

The Founding of Ramkrishna Mission

Ramkrishna Mission

In England, Swami Vivekananda met Margret Noble who became his disciple and took the name, Sister Nivedita. She was a rare example of a woman with the deep spiritual Quest as well as profound Love and compassion and for the people of India. During this time Swamiji also sent a series of letters to brother disciples in the Baranagar. He asked them to develop a moment wherein spirituality would not just be about one’s own salvation but about serving mankind. In one letter to his brother disciple, he stated-

“ You have renounced everything. Come, now is the turn for you to banish the desire for peace too. Don’t worry in the least, heaven or hell. Don’t care for anything but go my boy and spread the name of the lord from door to door. It is only by doing good to others that one attains to one’s own good and it is by leading others to Bhakti and Mukti that one attains them oneself”.

These words provided the inspiration that ultimately leads to the founding of the Ramakrishna Mission.

 By 1897 Swami Vivekananda left America and arrived in Colombo Sri Lanka. There he received an ecstatic welcome by thousands of people. His voyage continued through India filled with earnest devotees and people waiting to hear Swami Vivekananda inspiring words. He spoke on the great spiritual heritage of India as well as the need for the social upliftment of India’s masses. He said-

 “Service to humanity is Service to God”.

Last Days

The series of lectures he gave through this journey gave rise to the book- “Lectures from Colombo to Almora” which encompass the patriotic favour and spiritual intensity that he charges everyone with. In 1899 Swami Ji took a second trip to America visiting the West Coast and establishing Vedanta society in San Francisco and New York. He also visited Europe as well as Japan attending various conferences on religion. By 1901 he returned to India.

Tragically his health was declining severely due to asthma and diabetes. He had told several people that he would not live to be forty. Swamiji passes away attaining Maha-samadhi while meditating on July 4, 1902, and cremated on the banks of Ganga. Swami Vivekananda life was a tribute Hindu dharma a dedication to the spirit of Universal peace and an inspiration for all. He spoke both of the need to develop an indomitable will in the face of difficulty as well as the need to imbibe deep humility and serve your fellow human beings. 

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Automation a boon or bane

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“India is a developing country”. We have been listening to this for decades. Now the question is when our country will be a developed one? Is our country progressing towards it? As a global leader in the IT and engineering sector; will Automation be a boon for our country or a bane?

To get the answer to all these questions, first, we need to understand:

What is automation?

It’s is the creation of a technology that can replace human labour. Automation is being used in many areas such as transport, defence, medical and manufacturing. Virtual, augmented and mixed reality has open a new portal for innovation and inventions. Now we can play outdoor games indoor, watch videos as the perspective of the camera; all with the help of virtual reality. As an independent concept, mixed reality combines the best of both virtual reality and augmented reality. When used to classify the larger scope of reality technologies; it refers to the coverage of all possible variations and compositions of real and virtual objects. It is rapidly evolving and its impact on technology is increasing quickly.

Industrial automation


India is a country with a population of 1.35 billion. According to a survey of Indiaonlinepages.com, 72.2% of our population lives in rural areas. Most of the residents work either in farms or in manufacturing industries on daily wages. While others have their small businesses or they work in construction sites as labours. Automation in the manufacturing and agriculture industry will cost the livelihood of these people. Every year millions of engineers graduate from colleges and universities but very few of them land up in jobs. With a change in the industries, skill set required in the employees also changes and so should the education system. But due to the ignorance of some people on the education system students are paying its cost.

On one hand, automation is reducing the employment rate of our country; while on the other hand, automation is playing a vital role in its development. Auto balancing bike, robots working in restaurants and a few days ago, first “flying car” has been tested. Due to automation, the production, efficiency, and quality of the product, as well as life, has been increased. Increment in these factors will help the industries and society in their growth; which will eventually lead towards the growth of the nation.

Automation in our daily lives


Automation has also made an impact on our day to day lives; first, we used to wash our clothes by hands. But now all this can be done by the press of a button of a washing machine. Postmen are replaced by electronic mails. Electronic Automobiles are not only saving money but the environment too. We can sit in our homes and be present anywhere virtually. We no more need to go out to the market for shopping or to buy food; everything is just a few clicks away. There were times when there were call centres for customer’s help; now everything has been automated and “answering machine” have replaced them.

Even our virtual assistant can book an appointment for us. Talking about agriculture when was the last time have you seen a farmer ploughing his fields manually by animals. Today all this work is done by smart vehicles and machines; which are controlled with a remote controller with the help of laser and GPS guidance system. Automation in the field of medical sciences has increased life expectancy. Automation has made our life much easier.

Conclusion

As the law of alchemy suggests, for some good, there will always be equally bad. “Everything good comes with a price” and in most cases that price is “unemployment”. Not only low skilled people but many highly skilled people are also getting replaced. And in a country like India where unemployment is already at its peak. The increase in life expectancy is leading to overpopulation and imbalance in nature; as we are exploiting and destroying our planet. Using automation in agriculture is degrading the quality of food; as more emphasis is on the use of artificial products and fertilizers.

Considering all the facts carefully we also see that; “Development without automation is not possible” and if it’s possible then it’s exponentially slow. So what option are we left with? The answer lies in sustainable and balanced development. At the end of the day, someone is needed to automate a process; and someone is needed to take care of it. There are many things and works where automation can’t compete with the perfection of human hands and mind. Develop the talent and knowledge according to the trend and flow with it. Go against the flow and you will drown, flow with it and surely you will reach somewhere.

Virtual Reality applications, advantages and disadvantages

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What is virtual reality?

As the name suggests Virtual reality is a computerized virtual world, accessible through “VR headsets“. Some VR setups display immersive environments through head-mounted displays that replace or supplement your view of the real world. A head-mounted display (HMD)  fully immerses the user in a virtual world. A VR headset typically includes two small high-resolution OLED or LCD monitors which provide separate images for each eye for stereoscopic graphics rendering a 3D virtual world. Virtual reality gives you the experience of a completely new environment. After wearing the VR headset, you will see a completely different environment around you.

Applications  

Virtual reality is now being used in various fields like

  • Military
  • Healthcare
  • Business
  • Fashion
  • Sport
  • Media
  • Engineering
  • Film
  • Education etc.

Advantages

  • It helps in training drivers, pilots, and medical students without risking the lives of others.

  • VR headsets can provide you with an extraordinary experience of the gaming world.

  • Simulating traumatic events can help military service members work through some of the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder that result from combat.
  • It helps architectures in designing and planning and helps decision-makers to visualize the outcome of the proposed development.

Disadvantages

  • A good VR headset can be expensive.
  • It lacks flexibility, as in the real world you can interact with people but in the virtual world, you can’t.
  • It is very addictive, students can easily get addicted to video games and rest.
  • Loss of spatial awareness.
  • Dizziness and disorientation.
  • Nausea
  • Eye soreness

Over the years virtual reality has come so far but it has a long way to go. Still, there is less content for VR and is not completely embedded in society. Like everything else on the one hand it has, the advantages and on the other hand, the disadvantages which we have already seen above. But the advantages of Virtual reality are immeasurable. And this technology is one of the proofs that our future will be wonderful.

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Education competition and essence of education

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“Education is basically about enlarging the horizon of human perception.”
But unfortunately today people education has shifted into a mode, where people believe in enforcing information or heaps of information. Information is useful in a certain way but it’s not going to make your life, it will earn you a living.

Today most of the education on this planet has become essentially a means to earn a living, not to enlarge your horizon. Education is not about giving readymade answers as information. It is to have an active intelligence which constantly searches and seeks and looks at everything in every possible way. Above all to know the joy of wondering about life, not having readymade answers for everything. Readymade answers are the religion, not life.

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Today people believe that you can not propel yourself to your fullest if you are not in competition, which is a false idea.
Not at all true. Actually, only when a human being is in a very extended period of joyfulness, blissfulness, he will stretch
himself to the limits and do what he could do to the fullest.

When he is in competition when he is in fear of failure. He will only do little better than somebody else so the human
genius is being destroyed through the process of education teaching competition, it’s all about getting 2 marks more than one sitting next to you. In this mode of competition, only one can win others are looser, it’s a horrible way to create a society. The Gardner in a school is as important as the headmistress in the school. (Toilet is as important as a temple).

Once you put one above the other, you are not going to know anything about this world. Your whole perspective is distorted. So that is the basis of competition trying to put one above the other. Once you make one thing bigger than the other that is one thing small, one thing big, one thing high, one thing low, one thing divine another thing filthy. Then you missed the whole point of existence.

So the essence of education is to enhance your perception in such a way that you are able to perceive a blade of grass is as important as a coconut tree, it’s not less important, it’s different that’s all.