Sunday, 19 June 2011

My Little Story - 2: Don't count your chickens before they are hatched

A Milk-maid had been to the meadow to milk her cows. Now she was returning home with a pail of milk on her head.

She thought, "I will make cream and butter out of this milk. Then selling them, I will buy eggs. and when they hatch, I shall have a good poultry farm."

She further thought, "I shall sell some of my fowls and buy a fine dress. Seeing it on my body at the fair, all the boys will admire me.
 But I will turn them away just tossing my head at them."
Lost in day dreams, she forgot about the pail on her head. She tossed her head with a jerk and the pail of milk came tumbling down. it was broken and all the milk got spilt. 

"Dear O dear !" she cried, "I have lost my all."

MORAL: Don't count your chickens before they are hatched.

My Little Story-2: Fury or force cuts no ice where gentleness does the job

Once the Wind and the Sun came to have a quarrel. Either of them claimed to be a stronger. At last they agreed to have a trial of strength.

"Here comes a traveller. Let us see who can strip him of his clock," said the Sun.

The Wind agreed and chose to have the first turn. He blew in the hardest possible way. As a result , the traveller wrapped his cloak even more tightly around him.

Then it was the turn of the Sun. At first he shone very gently. So, the traveller loosened his cloak from his neck.

The sun went on shining brighter and brighter. The traveller felt hot. Before long he took off his cloak and put it in his bag. The Wind had to accept his defeat.
MORAL : Fury or force cuts no ice where gentleness does the job.

Monday, 13 June 2011

Arms of Yoga

   Bal Mukund Yog teaches that success in life requires the possession of both—a healthy and robust body, and a pure and peaceful mind.  This requires the combination of both material and spiritual knowledge.  If we utilize both these branches of knowledge, we will naturally invite success in our lives.

To achieve these objectives, the system of Bal Mukund Yog includes five Vedic disciplines for mind and body management.  These techniques are so powerful that they can bring physical, mental, intellectual, and spiritual well-being to anyone who practices them.   These five disciplines are as follows:

  1. Radhey Shyam Yogasans:  These are physical postures and exercises practiced along with the remembrance of God.
  2. Radhey Naam Pranayam:  These are breathing exercises done with the remembrance of the holy Names of God.
  3. Subtle Body Relaxation:  This is a technique for removing all tension and anxiety from the mind and the body, to achieve a state of complete relaxation.
  4. Roop Dhyan Meditation:  This is a Divine system of meditation on the all-attractive Divine form of God.
  5. Science of Healthy Diet:  It is the science of understanding the impacts of different foods on our body and mind, and eating proper foods, to develop a sattvic nature, in accordance with the famous proverb: “You are what you eat.” 

    Misconceptions about Yog

    There are some common misconceptions about Yoga at present. The first one relates to its etymology. The word “Yoga” has become popular these days. But it is wrongly spelt, as the actual word mentioned in our scriptures is “Yog,” and not “Yoga.”

    What is Yoga?

    “The soul has been forgetful of God since eternity.  True Yog
    is that which unites the soul with the Supreme Divinity.”
    -          Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj

       The word “Yoga” means “to unite” and is derived from the Sanskrit word “yuj,” which means “to join.”  So, the aim of Yoga is to yoke the jīva (individual soul) with Bhagavān (Supreme Soul).  Union with the Absolute frees the soul from the veil of Maya, allowing it to realize its true nature. 

     The great Yogi Shree Aurobindo said:  “Yoga is the process of all-round development of humans.”  To become perfect human beings, we need the development of many aspects of our personality—physical, mental, social, educational, and spiritual.  All these are enhanced through Yoga.

    Thursday, 9 June 2011

    Idleness is a curse

    A lazy grasshopper laughed at a little ant as she was always busy gathering food.

    "why are you working so hard?" he asked, "come into the sunshine and listen to my merry notes."

    "But the ant went on her work. She said" I am lying in a store for the winter.
     Sunny days won't last for ever."

    "Winter is so
     far away yet, "laughed the grasshopper back. 

    And when the winter came, the ant settled down in her snug house. She had plenty of food to last the whole winter. The grasshopper had nothing to eat so, he went to the ant and begged her for a little corn.
    "No", replied the ant, "you laughed at me when I worked. You yourself sang through the summer. So you had better dance the winter away."

    MORAL : Idleness is a curse.