“⛵Empty boat” is a famous & fabulous metaphor. Its value lies in its implementation.
A monk decides to meditate alone, away from his monastery. He takes his boat out to the middle of the lake, moors it there, closes his eyes and begins his meditation.
After a few hours of undisturbed silence, he suddenly feels the bump of another boat colliding with his own.
With his eyes still closed, he senses his anger rising, and by the time he opens his eyes, he is ready to scream at the boatman who dared disturb his meditation.
But when he opens his eyes, he sees it’s an empty boat that had probably got untethered and floated to the middle of the lake.
At that moment, the monk achieves self-realization, and understands that the anger is within him; it merely needs the bump of an external object to provoke it out of him.
From then on, whenever he comes across someone who irritates him or provokes him to anger,
he reminds himself, “The other person is merely an empty boat. The anger is within me.” Take time for introspection & search for answer:
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When Krishna returned home after the battle of Mahabharata, his wife Rukmani confronted him “How could you be party to the killing of Guru Drona and Bheeshma, who were such righteous people and had a lifetime of righteousness behind them.”
Initially Lord Krishna avoided her questions but when she did not relent, he replied “No doubt they had a lifetime of rightousness behind them but they both had committed one single sin that destroyed all their lifetime of righteousness”
Rukmani asked “And what was that sin?”
Lord Krishna replied “They were both present in the court when a lady (Draupadi) was being disrobed and being elders they had the authority to stop it but they did not. This single crime is enough to destroy all righteousness of this world”
Rukmani asked “But what about Karna?
He was known for his charity. No one went empty handed from his doorstep. Why did you have him killed?”
Lord Krishna said “No doubt Karna was known for his charity. He never said ‘No’ to anyone who asked him for anything. But when Abhimanyu fell after successfully fighting an army of the greatest warriors and he lay dying, he asked for water from Karna who stood nearby. There was a puddle of clean water where Karna stood but not wanting to annoy his friend Duryodhan, Karna did not give water to a dying man. In doing so his charity of a lifetime was destroyed. Later in battle, it was the same puddle of water in which the wheel of his chariot got stuck and he was killed.”
Understand that your one act of injustice can destroy your whole life of honesty.
This story is great example of Karma Theory in Path To Prosperity. So Lets create any Karma with Awareness what is righteous.
Be Blessed Of Divine Light.
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एक ही साथ नभ में छिटके चाँद और तारा की प्रेम कथा सनातन और सदियों पुरानी हैं. दोनो में प्रेम हो गया . रात में छिटकी चाँद की रौशनी और प्रणय में डूब वृहस्पति की पत्नी तारा अपने प्रिय चंद्रमा के अंक में खो गई. उनके प्रेम चिन्ह के रूप मेंजन्म लिया बुध ने .
वृहस्पति अपनी पत्नी के इस धोखे और इस कटु सत्य से व्यथित हो गए और बुध को नपुंसक – ना नर ना नारी रहने का श्राप दे बैठे .
पारिवारिक जीवन व्यवस्था को बनाए रखने के लिए देवराज इंद्र ने तारा को चंद्रमा के पास वापस पति वृहस्पति के पास भेजा और उसके संतान का पिता वृहस्पति को माना.
तब से वैदिक नियम में विवाह के द्वारा पितृत्व का निर्धारण का नियम बना. साथ ही बुध को नपुंसक ग्रह माना जाने लगा.
वेदों का संकलन पूर्ण कर ,
वेद व्यास ने वैदिक भारत की
व्यवस्था पर एक महान रचना ,
एक विशद ज्ञान रचना चाहा.
निर्विधन , शुद्ध , सही ,
एक ईश्वरीय काव्य रचना के
लिए बुद्धि दाता गणेश को
अपना सहायक लेखक बनने का
अनुरोध किया और स्वयं बने वक़्ता .
ना जाने कितने समय तक बिना रुके
व्यास अपने ही परिवार –
कौरवों और पांडवों के
विरासत और सिंहासन
की कथा कहते रहे .
जिसकी परिणती हुई
कुरुक्षेत्र युद्ध के रूप में.
इसे श्लोकों में रचकर व्यास
गणपति को सुनाते रहे और
गणेश अनवरत लिखते रहे .
असत्य पर सत्य के विजय की कथा ,
विश्व का महान काव्य बना
और यह कहलाया – महाभारत !!!
Naga Panchami (Sanskrit: नाग पंचमी) is a traditional worship of snakes or serpents observed by Hindus throughout India, Nepal and other countries where Hindu adherents live.
Nag Panchami is celebrated on the Shukla Paksha Panchami during Shravan month. The day falls on the fifth day of the moon’s waning in the Lunar Hindu month of Shravan / monsoon – July /August.
Shravan / monsoon is the best time for cultivation in India. As fields are the dwelling ground for snakes, Nag Panchami is celebrated to calm them, so that they don’t bite them during cultivation.
The harmony and bond between human and nature
Farmers celebrate the day by not digging the fields and by worshiping snake idols made of mud.
Legends and mythology-
Lord Krishna and Kalia –
A deadly snake Kalia had been poisoning the river Yamuna and it had become difficult for the residents of Braj to drink any water. Krishna, as a child Avatar of Lord Vishnu, one day on the pretext of a ball falling down in the river has a tussle with Kalia and eventually defeats him.
Snake and Lord Shiva
A snake also adorns the neck of Lord Shiva and has a lot of spiritual significance too. The three coils around Shiva is also the indication of the past, present and the future. It also signifies that the Shakti / kundalini energy finally dances around Shiva, while Shiva the omnipresent is static.
Lord Shiva drank all the poison that came out from the churning of the sea. However, in the whole process few drops did fell on the ground and were drunk by snakes. People pray to snakes so that they and their families are spared of their wrath and poisonous bites.
पूनम का धृष्ट चाँद बिना पूछे,
बादलों के खुले वातायन से
अपनी चाँदनी को बड़े अधिकार से
सागर पर बिखेर गगन में मुस्कुरा पड़ा .
सागर की लहरों पर बिखर चाँदनी
सागर को अपने पास बुलाने लगी.
लहरें ऊँचाइयों को छूने की कोशिश में
ज्वार बन तट पर सर पटकने लगे .
पर हमेशा की तरह यह मिलन भी
अधूरा रह गया.
थका चाँद पीला पड़ गया .
चाँदनी लुप्त हो गई .
सागर शांत हो गया .
पूर्णिमा की रात बीत चुकी थी .
पूरब से सूरज झाँकने लगा था .