Monday, April 28, 2014

Follow Sanatana Dharma (Righteousness) in Life

Dharma is a Sanskrit word having different meanings being used according to the situation. It is also loosely translated as 'faith' which is not correct. Faith is based on belief, Dharma is based on Truth.

At times it is used in the sense of justice and in other senses it is used as donation. By righteous character man becomes Godly otherwise the same man becomes a devil.

Dharma can be interpreted in many ways, but it basically means the 'true and natural' property.

And when it is used to express eternal laws of this Universe that govern this Nature that includes nano particles, microbes to planets, eco systems, vast galaxies, etc., and when it refers to the unchangeable perfect laws of Karma which form the basis of all causes and effects in this world, the wise sages of India called this Dharma as 'Sanatana Dharma (Sanātana Dharma)' which means 'the eternal laws of righteousness'.

Dharma is the moral law, which guides one's life. It is the very foundation of human life. It upholds the natural order of the Universe. The root of Dharma is compassion. Austerity, purity, compassion and truthfulness are essential for living on a Dharmic path. Non-violence, truth, non-coveting, purity of body and mind, control of senses are the essence of Dharma.

Anuloma - Viloma Sukha Pranayama (Alternate breathing exercise in comfortable pose)

DEFINITION OF PRANAYAMA:

Pranayama (Prāṇāyāma) is a combination of two Sanskrit words 'Prana' which means life force, vital energy or breath, and 'Ayama' which means to extend. This forms a part of various yogic practices devised in ancient India.

Now a days almost everybody from school going children to college students to private and public employees, business people etc., leads mechanical life in towns and cities. They find no time to concentrate on their health. Even they have no time to verify whether their food proportionately contains sufficient quantities of carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, minerals, etc., required daily for their health.

If such is the case where is the time for them to look after for their physical and mental fitness?

With a view to give some tip to our readers, ViprasCraft is suggesting the following simple alternate breathing exercise in comfortable pose, also known as Anuloma-Viloma Sukha Pranayama (Comfortable alternate breathing exercise).

Anulom-vilom is an easy and very convenient way to calm your mind, get instant stress relief, protect your organs from further damage and helps strengthen the nervous system. It can be done in any place where there is sufficient clean environment.

What is true Bhakti (Devotion)?

WHAT IS DEVOTION?

Bhakti (loosely translated in English as Devotion), in Sanskrit means no Vibhaktham (detachment) from the highest i.e., GOD. The term Bhakti (Devotion) comes from the root 'Bhaj' which means to be attached to GOD.

Bhakti is intense devotion and supreme attachment to GOD. It is pure, unselfish, divine love or suddha (pure) prem. Saints have defined it as irrevocable attachment with GOD. The feeling of Bhakti cannot be described in words. It has to be experienced by the devotee. It unites the devotee with the Lord. It is a self-generated fire within, which consumes all the passions like anger, undue wants, lust, proud etc., without any physical awareness.

It is otherwise defined as the highest love developed towards God without any physical expectations in return. That means one should have no answer as to why and what for he loves GOD. Such true love is called devotion. Offering something and praying for so many things in return is in no way called Bhakti.