Thursday, December 30, 2010

SOCH VICHAR: याद रखो वो पल...

SOCH VICHAR: याद रखो वो पल...: "साल बीतने में अब वक़्त ही कितना बचा है.........बीत रहे इस साल में भूल जाओ............ जो आपको अच्छा नहीं लग..."

याद रखो वो पल...

साल बीतने में अब वक़्त ही कितना बचा है.........
बीत रहे इस साल में 
भूल जाओ............

जो  आपको  अच्छा  नहीं लगा..........

याद रखो वो पल...वो लम्हें ...

जिनसे आपको ख़ुशी मिली....

क्योंकि ख़ुशी के वो पल ही सुदृढ़ता प्रदान करते हुए........  

नए साल में संकल्प पूरे करने की इच्छा शक्ति प्रदान करेंगे...

Saturday, December 25, 2010

What is the important lesson to learn from the life of Jesus?

Worship Jesus by following His ideals. Jesus pointed to three stages: the first one is “I am the Messenger of God”; He wanted to propagate the message of God. The second one is, “I am the Son of God”; the son has a claim to father’s property. What is the property of God? Truth, love, forbearance, peace, and righteousness are the properties of God. So, you must strive to attain these qualities. You must practice, experience, and propagate these virtues. Only then do you deserve to be called Son of God. The third one is “I and My Father are one”; this stage is attained when the principle of unity is realised. Jesus was always blissful and was prepared for anything because He understood that the body is merely a vesture and God is the indweller.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Why is it important to engage in good deeds, sow and brew good thoughts?

The confusing influence of maya (illusion) is the consequence of one’s accumulated activities in previous lives. You can escape maya through good consequence. If good activity has marked previous lives, any sinful tendency will and can be overwhelmed by virtuous tendencies in this life. You will have faith in Divinity and you will attach yourself to the Divine and spend your life on the basis of the Divine. On the other hand, those who have committed horrible crimes in past lives have the dreadful darkened vision, and it prevents them from seeing the Divine. Such a person is never reminded of God and His handiwork, never yearns for his own good and the good of others. They see things in false perspective. They revel in wickedness, and engage in vicious acts.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Why should we never try to reason the ways of the Divine?

Those who seek to know or lay down the causes for the Lord willing one way and not another are really on an impertinent adventure; so too are those who assert and describe His power and His plans through different characteristics, qualifications and limits, and also those who claim to know that the Lord will act only in a particular mode, and that the Divine Principle is of a specific nature and not otherwise! There can be no limit or obstacle to His Will. There can be no bounds to the manifestation of His power and His glory. He fructifies all that He wills. He can manifest in whatever form He wills. He is unique, incomparable, and equal to Himself alone. He is His own measure, witness, and authority.


What is the best way to be fully satisfied with our daily lives, whatever they are?

While engaged in the mundane activities and in sense objects, if you have no interest in the result or consequence, then not only can you be victorious over the feelings of “I” and “mine”, greed and lust, but you can be far away from all such traits. Liberating action is pure, faultless, unselfish, and unswerving. Its characteristic is the importance given to the idea of action without any desire of the fruits thereof (Nishkama Karma), which has been elaborated in the Bhagavad Gita. The practice of this discipline involves the development of Truth, Righteousness, Peace and Love (SathyaDharmaShanti andPrema). While on this path, if one also takes up the discipline of remembering the name of the Lord, where else can one acquire more joy and bliss? It will give the full est satisfaction

What is the sum and substance of this life? Can we get there?

The process of living has the attainment of the Supreme as its purpose and meaning. The "Supreme" means the Atma, the Divine Self who is present everywhere. Many great people have directed their intelligence towards the discovery of the omnipresent Atma and succeeded in visualising that Divine Principle. There is plenty of evidence of the successful realisation of the goals placed before themselves by preachers, pundits, aspirants and ascetics, when they tried earnestly to pursue them.

What is the barometer for a good student?

Balarama and Krishna studied under Guru Saandeepini, offering him the tribute of love and reverence. Giving joy to the teacher, studying well what has been taught, avoiding the pursuit of sensory pleasure and devoting oneself solely for the pursuit of knowledge - they lived by these guidelines. They never interrupted the discourse of the preceptor or interposed their will against his. They did not overstep his will or direction in any instance. They never challenged his authority or dared disobey his instructions. Though Balarama and Krishna were the repositories of Supreme Authority over Earth and Heaven, they gave their preceptor the respect and obedience that was due to his eminence and position. They were full of earnestness and devotion. They did not allow anything to distract them from their lesson.  That is how a good student should be, that is what Balarama and Krishna were!

Why is it super important to train the mind and senses well, young and early?

A cart can move only when two bullocks are yoked to it. And it can move safely only when the animals are trained to walk on roads and pull carts. Instead, if they have never stepped out of their shed, or if they have always moved only round and round the post to which they have been tied, the bullock cart cannot proceed! So also, the cart of inner consciousness (anthahkarana) cannot move by itself; it must be attached to the bullocks of intelligence (buddhi) and mind (manas), and made to follow their tracks. But, prior to the journey, the bullocks - intelligence and mind - should be conversant with the road to the village that the inner consciousness is eager to reach. They must be trained to proceed in that direction. If this is done, the journey will be easy and safe.

Service with a Smile

Service with a Smile

Have you ever experienced incredible service? Not just a brief smile and a “let me know if I can help you,” but the type of service where someone goes out of their way to provide you with the best experience possible with their company.
Maybe it was the shoe salesman at the retail store, the pizza delivery guy, or the customer service representative on the phone. If you’ve ever had the opportunity to experience quality service, then you know the type of impression it makes.
That’s the type of impression a young guy named Jonathan made on me. Jonathan was the manager at a sub shop right down the road from my office in Brentwood, Tennessee.
Every now and then, I would head over to the sub shop with my son. And, every single time, Jonathan would address us by name and call out our order before we could even speak.
This guy treated his customers well! You’re probably thinking, Well, he knew that was Dave Ramsey and his son. Well, he did…but that’s not why he treated us so well.
Everyone was treated with the same five-star service when they met Jonathan—bankers, construction workers, maids, mothers, teachers, corporate executives. Jonathan treated them all well. He knew their names and their usual orders—he went out of his way to make them feel comfortable while at the sub shop. That’s great service.
He smiled. He had energy. He came out from behind the counter and talked with the customers and cleaned tables. He was a leader in the business, and he served more than anyone else there. And, remember, this was a sub shop—not a world-class restaurant!
But something happened. One day, I returned to the sub shop and Jonathan was gone. He left to go back to college and get an education. But Jonathan already knew a lot more about business than many employees and entrepreneurs could ever grasp.
It all comes down to service. When you treat people with outstanding service, they are more than happy to buy stuff from you. It’s amazing, isn’t it?
Think about this: What if every business had a Jonathan? How could that type of positive, go-getter attitude transform businesses—and even the economy?
That’s why it’s so vital to understand the importance of having team members who are energized and supporting the company’s mission—whether it’s selling sandwiches or shipping boxes.
When you have someone like Jonathan, do everything you can to take care of him. Show your appreciation. Treat your team with dignity and respect, and they will treat you, your customers, and your business with dignity and respect.

Using Your Inner Guidance Syste

Using Your Inner Guidance Syste
You have incredible powers of mind and emotions that give you timely and accurate feedback in every area of your life.  In this newsletter, you learn how to "tune in" to yourself so you can make the right decision in every situation.

Using Your Inner Guidance System

We know that the body has a natural bias toward health and energy. It's designed to last for 100 years with proper care and maintenance. When something goes wrong with any part of our body, we experience it in the form of pain or discomfort of some kind.

We know that when our body is not functioning smoothly and painlessly, something is wrong, and we take action to correct it. We go to a doctor; we take pills; we undergo physical therapy, massage or chiropractic. We know that if we ignore pain or discomfort for any period of time, it could lead to something more serious.

How to Tell Right From Wrong

In the same sense, nature also gives us a way to tell emotionally what's right for us and what's wrong for us in life. Just as nature gives us physical pain to guide us to doing or not doing things in the physical realm, nature gives us emotional pain to guide us toward doing or not doing things in the emotional or mental realm. The wonderful thing is that you're constructed so that if you simply listen carefully to yourself-to your mind, your body and your emotions-and follow the guidance you're given, you can dramatically enhance the quality of your life.

Just as the natural physical state of your body is health and vitality, your natural emotional state is peace and happiness. Whenever you experience a deviation from peace and happiness, it's an indication that something is amiss. Something is wrong with what you're thinking, doing or saying. Your feeling of inner happiness is the best indicator you could ever have to tell you what you should be doing more of and what you should be doing less of.

The Messenger

Unhappiness is to your life as pain is to your body. It is sent as a messenger to tell you that what you're doing is wrong for you.

Very often, you'll suffer from what has been called "divine discontent." You'll feel fidgety and uneasy for a reason or reasons that are unclear to you. You'll be dissatisfied with the status quo. Sometimes, you'll be unable to sleep. Sometimes, you'll be angry or irritable. Very often, you'll get upset with things that have nothing to do with the real issue. You'll have a deep inner sense that something isn't as it should be, and you'll often feel like a fish on a hook, wriggling and squirming emotionally to get free.

Divine Discontent

And that is a good thing. Divine discontent always comes before a positive life change. If you were perfectly satisfied, you would never take any action to improve or change your circumstances. Only when you're dissatisfied for some reason do you have the inner motivation to engage in the outer behaviours that lead you onward and upward.

Listen to yourself. Trust your inner voice. Go with the flow of your own personality. Do the things that make you feel happy inside and you'll probably never make another mistake.

Action Exercises

Here are three steps you can take immediately to put these ideas into action.
First, listen to yourself and trust your own feelings. If there is a part of your life that causes you stress and unhappiness, resolve to deal with it.
Second, identify those areas of your life where you are dissatisfied or frustrated for any reason. What changes should you, could you make?
Third, remember that nature wants you to be happy, healthy, popular and prosperous. Any deviation from those conditions is a signal to you that action is necessary.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Developing faith in the Atma Principle and loving it earnestly is true worship. There is only one Divine Self. Feel that it is more loveable than any object here or hereafter—that is the true adoration you can offer to God. This is what the Vedas teach. The Vedas do not teach the acceptance of a bundle of frightfully hard rules and restrictions. They do not hold before you a prison house where man is shut in by the bars of cause and effect. They teach us that there is One who is the Sovereign behind all these rules and restrictions, One who is the core of each object, each unit of energy, each particle or atom and One under whose orders alone the five elements—ether, air, fire, water and earth—operate. Love Him, adore Him, worship Him - this is the grand philosophy of Love as elaborated in the Vedas.

If you tread the holy path of truth, righteousness, peace, and love, the Lord Himself will bestow on you, all that is needed and deserved! That will give you peace of mind. Offer everything to the Lord without any desire for the result; that indeed yields complete joy; that is indeed the easiest!  While it is very difficult to speak untruth and act against Dharma, it is very easy to utter the truth and walk the path of Dharma (righteousness). It is a very pleasant task to speak out the thing just as it is; one need not spend a moment of thought upon it. To speak of what is not, one has to create the non-existent! It also plunges one into fear and fantasy, into an atmosphere of restlessness and worry. So, instead of following sensory actions (Vishaya Karma) which offer all these troubles and complications, follow actions that liberate (Shreyo Karma) - th e path of Atmic bliss which is true, eternal, and holy.

What is the sublime message of the Vedas

Developing faith in the Atma Principle and loving it earnestly is true worship. There is only one Divine Self. Feel that it is more loveable than any object here or hereafter—that is the true adoration you can offer to God. This is what the Vedas teach. The Vedas do not teach the acceptance of a bundle of frightfully hard rules and restrictions. They do not hold before you a prison house where man is shut in by the bars of cause and effect. They teach us that there is One who is the Sovereign behind all these rules and restrictions, One who is the core of each object, each unit of energy, each particle or atom and One under whose orders alone the five elements—ether, air, fire, water and earth—operate. Love Him, adore Him, worship Him - this is the grand philosophy of Love as elaborated in the Vedas.

Sunday, December 12, 2010



Introduction: the school children are generally taught a couplet, which means that it is always good to keep a stick nearby as it has many qualities, if there is a lake it will save us. the stick, which has been mentioned, is nothing but bamboo. we know that bamboo has several uses but we are unaware of its medicinal uses.

bamboo is available in all parts of the country but it is mainly found in southern india and the states of orissa, assam, lower himalayas, valleys of ganges and indus. it grows naturally in the forests, but is cultivated in the cities. there are 550 different kinds of bamboo, here two or three types of main bamboo are being described.

1. dendro calamus atrictmus: it is straight, thin and solid. it belongs to the male species.

2. dendrocalamus giganteous: this also belongs to the male species. it is 20 to 120 feet long. when old, this bamboo turns green or yellow in color. this type of bamboo is very strong.

3. bamboo manma - these bamboos are of female species and are popular in the hilly areas as fat, hollow and catarrh bamboos. the white fluid inside the bamboos dries up and forms into a solid substance and is therefore known as banshlochan (manna obtained from bamboo, manna is a sugary substance). the real banshlochan (manna) is white in color or has bluish stripes, opaque, irregular in shapes and small-big pieces found between each node. it is very hard and does not break easily. it is not easily soluble in water. when water is poured on this manna it becomes transparent. the real manna is very expensive and can be manufactured through a chemical process.

external form: the bamboos are absolutely straight in groups having fixed thorns. this type of bamboo generally grows up to a height of 20 to 50 feet in shrubs. the stem is round with a thickness of 6 to 7 feet having several hollow and solid barks at a distance of 20 inches with different shapes of clear nodes, which are visible to the naked eye. the tree has no branches but three-fourthsof the tree, have more spines between each node. the leaves grow in bunches and are around 7 inches long with sharp front edges and rounded towards the circle.

flowers: the long branches have whitish red colored flowers bearing fruits, which are 1/3 inch in size and barley shaped. they are also called vanshyava, because of their shape and rice like grain grows in these fruits, which are called bamboo rice.

chemical composition:

banshlochan (manna) contains silica, mandoor, potash, lime, alumina and somevegetable substances like colin carbohy-drates and several other substances.


it is rough, slightly hot, sweet essence, astringent taste, ripe, sweet, oily, buddy leaves, belonging to the barley species and hot in strength.

banshlochan (manna):

sweet astringent taste, sweet when ripe and cold in strength. it is healthy for the different humors of the body, increases the sperm. it is beneficial in thirst, cough, fever, respiratory disorders, bile due to tuberculosis, blood impurities, leprosy with jaundice, wounds, ulcers, jaundice, vata dosha and painful discharge of urine. besides it has other uses in abortion, pregnancy and post delivery.

offshoots of bamboo:

spicy, sour, pungent, bitter, slightly cold and beneficial in bleeding piles, burning sensation and gonorrhea.


the bamboo rice is pungent, sweet, strong, and nutritious and cure kapha, pitta dosha, removes toxic substances from the body and cures the disease in which the vital humors of the body are excreted through urine.


bamboo and bamboo with a hole are beneficial in curing painful discharge of urine, excretion of vital humors from the body, burning sensation of piles. the bamboo containing hole increases the fire in the stomach, cures indigestion, helps in digestion of food, relieves pain and enlargement of the heart and appetizing.

useful parts:

roots, leaves, offshoots, fruits, manna.


50 -100 mg, banshlochan (manna): 1-3 gm

medicinal uses:


1. burn the skin and roots of bamboo and mix it in vinegar. apply this lep (pack) on head. hair begins to grow on bald head.

2. take the ash of the roots of bamboo and mix it in chameli (jasmine flower) oil. this is very beneficial to cure baldness.

3. burn the roots and skin of bamboo and mix equal quantity of turmeric powder in their bhasm (ash) and make a fine powder. apply this on the scalp, it makes the hair strong and prevents hair loss.

4. grind the roots of bamboo and apply on the face and small-pox marks. the skin becomes beautiful.

itching: burn the bamboo leaves and apply on the area, where it is itching. this is a very effective medicine to stop itching.

bleeding wounds:

1. burn the bamboo wood coals and make a powder. sprinkle this powder on the wounds to stop bleeding and fast healing. it also reduces the swelling.

2. pour the juice of tender shoots of bamboo to kill worms. tie a poultice of tender shoots of bamboo to heal the wound quickly.

eye problems:

1. banshlochan (manna) -1.250 mg,1 small cardamom seeds - 10 gm, avala (mylobaran) - 750 mg, black pepper—500 mg, small pippali - 250 mg. mix all the things and add pure surma (collyrium, black substance applied as eye-liner) equal to half of the sum total of all the ingredients. sieve with a thin cloth and apply in the eyes. this prevents all types of eye problems.

2. apply the oily substance accumulated on the stem and leaves of bamboo in the eyes. this is an effective medicine to cure cataract.

dental problem:

1. burn the roots of bamboo and massage the teeth. the teeth become clean and shining.

2. take equal proportions of banshlochan (manna), small cardamom seeds and samamstangi. grind all the things and store it in a safe place. massage the teeth with this powder twice daily, it cleans the plaque and dirt of the teeth and makes | the teeth sparkling white.

disease of the umbilicaltube tie the poultice of the bamboo shoots on the umbilical | tube. the disease is cured. burning sensation: burn the roots of bamboo and grind the bhasm (ash) in water. apply this on the hipbones to relieve pain.

hip pain: rub the fresh shoots of bamboo leaves in vinegar and apply on the back and hips. this reduces the pain.

expulsion of the placenta:

it is necessary to clean the uterus properly post delivery. boil 10 bamboo leaves in 200 gm of water and make a thick decoction till it reduces to 50 gm. sieve itand add lo gm of jaggery and drink it hot (as per convenience). this eases the process of childbirth and expulsion of placenta. it reduces the pain in the uterus and prevents excessive loss of blood.

mild menstruation:

1. if the female does not get proper menses or if the cycle is irregular, decoction of fresh bamboo leaves is highly beneficial.

2. the same medicine is good for cleaning the uterus.

3. at times the discharge and the placenta gets dried and sticks to the uterus post delivery. in such a case, break the knot and grind the barley. boil the barley in one liter water and reduce it to one-fourth quantity, then add one gm raw alum, 20 gm of jaggery. one dose of this medicine taken every morning will remove the placenta and clean the uterus.


massage the uterus with oil and give fomentation.


make haluva with wheat flour and jaggery syrup and give it to the patient. when the placenta is removed from the uterus, make a thick decoction with 6 -10 gm each of dry ginger and soy and add 20 gm of jaggery and give it to the patient regularly for one week. this cures all the disorders of the uterus and restores it's normal functioning.

painful and mild menstruation:

make a coarse powder of the bamboo knot. take 20 gm of this powder and 40 gm of soy seeds. boil both the things in one litre of water and reduce it to one-eighth of the quantity. add 25 gm of jaggery and give it to the patient. this is beneficial in curing painful and mild menstruation.

urinary problem:

1. decoction of fresh bamboo leaves is beneficial in reducing the burning sensation and pain in the bladder.

2. boil 25 gm of bamboo leaves in 200 ml of water. reduce it to 40 ml' give this medicine to the patient with 5 gm of honey. this is beneficial to cure the urinary problems.


bamboo leaves are extremely beneficial to cure gonorrhea. dry the bamboo leaves in shade, take 6 gm of the dried leaves and mix it with 6 gm of anantmool powder. boil both the things in 400 ml of water till it reduces to 100ml. add3to4gmof sugarcandy in this decoction and give to the patient regularly for one or two weeks. disease in which vital humor get excreted, piles.

1. dry the bamboo leaves in shade, take 6 gm of the dried leaves and mix with 10 gm of anantmool powder. boil both the things in 300 ml of water add 10 gm of sugar candy in this decoction while making the decoction. boil the decoction till it reduces to one-eighth of the quantity and give to the patient regularly twice daily.

2.the patient suffering with piles should sit on the decoction prepared in this manner. this will reduce the burning sensation.

increases the fire in the stomach:

bamboo shoots are used as food in various ways. boil the fresh leaves or shoots and prepare pickle, vegetable or soup and include it in your diet. this is very beneficial in curing the indigestion and the digestive system functions properly. poison: extract the juice of bamboo leaves and add jaggery powder. give one dose of this medicine to reduce the effect of poison. dog bite:

1 .when a dog bites the person, its poison enters-the body. grind the roots of bamboo in milk and give it to the person, the poison will be removed.

2. grind the bamboo shoots and roots in cow milk and give to the person every morning for 15 days. this will remove the effect of poison in the body.

dry cough:

rub the bamboo knot in water and heat it lukewarm. give this to the children suffering with dry cough.

jointpain: grind the knots of bamboo, heat it little and tie the poultice on the painful area.


1. in case of any type of injury, grind the bamboo skin and make a fine powder and give one dose with grounded jaggery.

2. injury causes acute pain and burning sensation in the blood and on the skin. in this case make a decoction with bamboo skin. let it cool, add honey and give it to the person twice or thrice daily. this is very beneficial to reduce the dehydration due to consumption of excess liquor and burning sensation due to the effect of toxic substances.

uses of banshlochan (manna)

1. 1.250 to 2.500 mg of banshlochan with honey cures dry cough.

2. one gm banshlochan powder, 395 mg of pippali powder. add both the things in honey and give two to three dose daily to cure breathing and cough problem.

fever due to indigestion:

500 gm banshlochan, 500 gm of giloy satva (extract), 250 gm of pippali powder. add all the things with honey and give three doses daily. this medicine cures the fever due to indigestion.


take 500 gm of banshlochan with ghee or honey thrice daily. this will heal the wounds.

secretion of vital humors from the body banshlochan rasa (essence), pure nagkesar and seeds of cardamom. take equal proportion of these things, grind them and sieve it with a thin cloth. grease it with sandal oil and make small pills. give one pill each in the morning and evening with 50 ml water added with 6 gm of grounded jaggery. this dose reduces the burning sensation in case of gonorrhea and completely cures the disease within seven days. this pill is beneficial in all types of secretions of the vital humors.


chapatti made out of wheat flour, ghee and grounded jaggery should be given to the patient.

burning sensation in urine:

1. in the above- mentioned pill do not grease it with sandal oil and give only one and a half or three gm of powder with sugar candy and milk.

2.a dose of banshlochan with gokharu drops with swarasa (essence) of gokharu reduces the burning sensation of the urine.

3.make curds with raw milk, add banshlochan powder, gokharu and sugar candy. this medicine cures burning sensation in the stomach.

bleeding piles:

take 2 gm of banshlochan powder and 10 gm of bamboo rasa and mix it with sugar candy.

mouth ulcers:

mix banshlochan, small cardamom, white catechu (katha) and geru in equal quantities and make a powder. put a small quantity of this powder in mouth at small intervals. take 40 gm of rose petals and make gulkand, add 2 to 3 gm of banshlochan and give twice or thrice daily.

mix banshlochan with honey and apply the lep (pack) on the mouth ulcers.

increasing sperm:

consume one gm of banshlochan everyday or take it with praval pishti, abhrak bhasm (ash of mica), shilajit and other medicines.


if there is a chance of abortion, take one gm of banshlochan, add 125 mg of kalbul haj. grind both the things separately and mix them. take this medicine twice or thrice to prevent abortion. a boon for childless

1. take the lotus stem and grate it. take out the green portion, which lies in the middle of the stem and add equal quantity of banshlochan. make a fine powder with both the things and add sugar candy in double proportion. take this medicine twice or thrice daily with cow milk to be blessed with a baby.

2. the children have the habit of eating sand. give them a cake of banshlochan to get rid of this habit.

3. this medicine also prevents the habit of eating sand in the pregnant ladies and makes them healthy.

sitopaladi churna:

dalchini 10 gm small cardamom
seeds: 20 gm
small pipal : 40 gm
banshlochan: 80 gm
sugar candy: 160 gm

grind all the things separately, sieve it with a cloth and store it safely. give two to four gm of this powder with honey to cure phlegm related diseases.

in case of wind and bile related problems, consume banshlochan first with ghee and then half quantity with honey.

this powder cures dry cough, respiratory disorders, bleeding from the mouth, burning sensation in the hands and legs, pain in the ribs, fever due to indigestion and humors, weakness in children, burning sensation in the eyes, throat etc.

a pregnant lady should take this powder for 4 to 6 months to give birth to a healthy baby. the same preparation can be used in the last month of pregnancy to induce labor. 10 m of sitopaladi churna

10 gm of pure ghee made out of buffalo milk

keep both the things in glass or mud vessel and pour the freshly extracted buffalo milk and consume it twice daily for two months.


excess consumption of banshlochan is harmful for the sex and lungs. honey, mastangi (a kind of gum), saffron, unnav (jejube fruit used in medicine) and eluva (wormwood) have the capacity to remove the harmful effects.


en Ways Bamboo Can Make You Healthier

From diet pills to air purifiers, people are always looking for a way to make themselves healthier. It's easier to make yourself healthier if you begin using a product that has been around for millennia, the bamboo plant. This woody grass is not only good outside your body but eating the shoots are good for inside your body as well and can help you stay healthy, or improve your overall health. Ten ways that bamboo can make you healthier include:
  1. No allergic reaction - Many people are allergic to natural fibers, such as wool. Bamboo has had the smallest number of allergic reactions with people, barely having any.
  2. Wicks away moisture - By wicking away moisture from skin, the wet skin doesn't have time to build up any bacterial colonies and also keeps from developing the rashes that wet skin can develop when irritated.
  3. Anti-bacterial - Bamboo is aggressively anti-bacterial. It has a natural property called bamboo kun that kills up to 70% of any bacteria attempting to incubate on the bamboo, be it in its natural form or fabric.
  4. Deodorizing - In today's world, people use more and more chemicals to ensure that they will smell pleasant to others. A way to overcome this is to take advantage of the deodorizing properties of bamboo in your clothing.
  5. Breathable - Healthy skin can't be confined inside tight clothing all the time. This can lead to rashes and other skin problems. Bamboo fabric is breathable; it doesn't cling to the skin even when the wearer is sweating profusely.
  6. Sustains temperature - Bamboo fabric is amazing in that it sustains a temperature fairly well. It keeps people cool when it's warm, and warm when it's colder out, and a normal body temperature is important for good health.
  7. Circulation - According to Salts Organic Clothing, bamboo fabric can actually be good for your circulation. Bamboo molecules absorb energy from the atmosphere, and then transfer them into energy for your body, promoting cell activation and good circulation.
  8. Blocks ultraviolet rays - The reason many beach cover ups are being made with bamboo is because bamboo naturally blocks the harmful ultraviolet rays from the sun. This is important for healthy skin, especially for children and women who are pregnant.
  9. Low in fat - According to the Washington State Extension Service Brochure, bamboo shoots have been found to be low in fat and calories, which people are always concerned with when trying to eat healthy.
  10. High in nutrients - Bamboo shoots are also good for you because they are an excellent source of two nutrients that human bodies really need, fiber, and potassium. One serving of bamboo shoots can provide 10% of the fiber a human needs a day.
All of these reasons are great examples of why bamboo makes a person healthier. But don't just take our word for it, go out and find some bamboo sheets or a t-shirt, or have a healthy serving of bamboo shoots. You'll be feeling healthy in no time.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

SOCH VICHAR: "Go to Hell.."

SOCH VICHAR: "Go to Hell..": "Wife asked............... Why are you back home so early? Husband : At office boss said to me ................. 'Go to Hell....."

Why should we give up attachment to the sense objects?

Actions that bind include all activity in relation to exterior objects. Such acts are usually resorted to with a desire for the result. This craving for the results leads one to the morass of “I” and “mine” and the demons of lust and greed. If one follows this path, there will be sudden flares, as is seen when clarified butter (ghee) is poured in the sacrificial fire! Assigning priority to sense objects (Vishaya) is the same as assigning importance to poison (Visha)!

Which is God's true form? Where to find Him?

God is Omnipotent. He knows no distinction between the possible and the impossible. His wizardry and His sport, His play and His pranks cannot be described with the vocabulary that man commands. Though He has no Form, He can assume the Form of the Universal Person, embodying all Creation in His Form. He is One, but He makes Himself Many. MatsyaKoormaVarahaNarasimha,VamanaParasuramaRamaKrishna,BuddhaKalki - people usually relate God to these Divine Forms that He has assumed. But that does not describe Him as vast as His magnificence. We have to visualise all forms as His. The vitality of every being is His Breath. In short, every bit in Creation is He, it is the manifestation of His Will. There is nothing distinct or separate from Him.

"Go to Hell.."

Wife asked...............

Why are you back home so early?

Husband : 

At office 

boss said to  me .................

"Go to Hell.."

WOMEN;.........The Woman In Your Life

Tomorrow you may get a working woman, but you should marry her with these facts as well.

Here is a girl, who is as much educated as you are;
Who is earning almost as much as you do;

One, who has dreams and aspirations just as
you have because she is as human as you are;

One, who has never entered the kitchen in her life just like you or your
Sister haven't, as she was busy in studies and competing in a system
that gives no special concession to girls for their culinary achievements

One, who has lived and loved her parents & brothers & sisters, almost as
much as you do for 20-25 years of her life;

One, who has bravely agreed to leave behind all that, her home, people who love her, to adopt your home, your family, your ways and even your family ,name

One, who is somehow expected to be a master-chef from day #1, while you sleep oblivious to her predicament in her new circumstances, environment and that kitchen

One, who is expected to make the tea, first thing in the morning and cook
food at the end of the day, even if she is as tired as you are, maybe more,
and yet never ever expected to complain; to be a servant, a cook, a mother,
a wife, even if she doesn't want to; and is learning just like you are as
to what you want from her; and is clumsy and sloppy at times and knows that you won't like it if she is too demanding, or if she learns faster than you;

One, who has her own set of friends, and that includes boys and even men at her workplace too, those, who she knows from school days and yet is willing to put all that on the back-burners to avoid your irrational jealousy, unnecessary competition and your inherent insecurities;

Yes, she can drink and dance just as well as you can, but won't, simply
Because you won't like it, even though you say otherwise

One, who can be late from work once in a while whendeadlines, just like yours, are to be met;

One, who is doing her level best and wants to make this most important,
relationship in her entire life a grand success, if you just help her some
and trust her;

One, who just wants one thing from you, as you are the only one she knows in your entire house - your unstinted support, your sensitivities and most importantly - your understanding, or love, if you may call it.

But not many guys understand this......

Please appreciate "HER"
I hope you will do....

Sunday, December 5, 2010

What is the foundational principle of education?

Everything has energy latent in it be it a piece of paper or a strip of cloth. When this latent energy is exhausted, it results in death; when energy fills, birth happens. Sath-Chith-Ananda is energy. In fact energy is all and this energy is derived from God - it is the very basis of man. These days we are building superstructures ignoring this basic and foundational Divine principle. We are fascinated by subjects and studies that promise to feed our stomachs and make us materially happy and powerful. But the hard truth is that the Divine underlies everything. Man must either know the supreme truth of the One Being behind all Becoming or at least know the practical truth of love and brotherhood.

Saturday, December 4, 2010


SOCH VICHAR: Sazda: "Sazde ke liye uthta hai ya dast hazaar baar…Par soch ke raj=h jata hoon……….Kis ko karoon Salam…. Unke aane ka guman sa hota hai na jane kitn..."


Sazde ke liye uthta hai ya dast hazaar baar…
Par soch ke raj=h jata hoon……….
Kis ko karoon Salam….

Unke aane ka guman sa hota hai na jane kitni baar..
Par sochta hoon har baar…..
Shayad haseen khawab na ho…….

Mani then manntain jo unke ehle karam kee.
Ab to hai yahi iltza….
Ki who khuda ko na yaad hon.
Hai gardishe ayyam kuch raas yoon aya …..
Ab to hai yahi arzoo ki aur koe mukam na ho……….

Ummidon ki lash pe hai khadi…….
Zar zare zindgi….
Hai kaun is ka wali……..
Na maloom kab rooh fana ho.

Jaddo jahad kya kare ‘GHAYAL’ ab maut se.
Jab sham dhal chuki hai.
To kyoon na raat ho.

By the way, what is the opposite of nirvana? That we have!

10 Commandments of Good Motoring

If you don't follow the following commandants, they will become the 10 "deadly sins". There is a pun on the word "deadly". Commit these "sins" once too often and you could end up dead!

1) Thou shall not jump a red light:

The driver who has a green light may be travelling at speed and may not be able to brake in time to avoid you and your suicidal move. Collision! Deadly!

2) Thou shall not accelerate while being overtaken:

Road etiquette demands that you take your foot off the accelerator for a second or two, break your speed, let the other driver overtake. Otherwise, you'll be having a race and put both cars in danger. Can be deadly.

3) Thou shall not overtake from the right and do a left turn:

This could possibly lead to a collision because the driver going straight could be travelling faster than you. Also a suicidal move. Deadly.

4) Thou shall not horn uselessly:

Indian drivers blow the horn at the slightest excuse. It serves very little purpose other than to cause noise pollution. If you want to attract attention, flash your headlights.

5) Thou shall not drive on the wrong side of a road:

It could mean a head on collision. Avoid. Also deadly.

6) Thou shall not take short cuts:

A short cut could be a quick trip to the grave!

7) Thou shall not drive on worn-out tyres:

Worn-out tyres give no traction on the road-no braking, no cornering and no straight-line stability. Deadly.

8) Thou shall observe speed limits:

Speed limits have been set with road conditions in mind. Observe them!

9) Thou shall park properly:

Indian drivers don't park, they just simply abandon their cars! Do not inconvenience others; park sensibly and properly.

10) Thou shall respect on others on the road:

Everyone on the roads has the same rights as you. Actually, when you are driving, you have greater responsibility for the safety of pedestrians, cyclists, children, and even dogs.

Following these 10 simple commandments will be the "road to nirvana", at least on our roads. But, do we have roads? It seems the government has neither the will nor the ability to build good roads. The Gurgaon Expressway was opened in January 2008. In 24 months, 120 people have died and 1,600 have been injured. Reason: Badly designed roads.

Nirvana is a long way off.

By the way, what is the opposite of nirvana? That we have!

Hope in the Future

Hope in the Future

Dr. John Maxwell says that if there’s hope in the future there is power in the present.  The reason is simple: If there is hope in the future, that has a dramatic impact on your thinking today.  Your thinking today determines your performance today, and your performance today has a direct bearing on your future. 

Dr. Tony Campolo of Eastern College in Pennsylvania says that your past is important because it brought you to where you are, but as important as your past is, it is not nearly as important as the way you see your future.  He is saying, “I understand the problems of your past.  I know that you were abused as a child, raised by alcoholic parents, suffered through bankruptcy, depression and/or alcoholism.  You’ve gone through one or more divorces.  All of these things are traumatic events which affect the way you think and the way you act.”  In no way is Dr. Campolo denying any of the impact of your past, because many of those events are extremely significant. However, he is saying that despite all of these things, the way you see your future is even more important.

John Johnson, late publisher and owner of Ebony magazine and one of the four hundred wealthiest men in America, says that “men and women are limited not by the place of their birth, not by the colour of their skin, but by the size of their hope.”

One of my major objectives is to help you make friends with your past so you can focus on today, which will make your tomorrows even better.  By now, if you’re familiar with my material, you realize that my nature is that of an optimist – I just can’t see any point in being pessimistic.  I’m not talking about denial of reality; what I am talking about is facing reality, but facing it in an optimistic way. That’s what we’ll do every time in this column.  Bond with the concepts I’ll be sharing and I will SEE YOU AT THE TOP!

The “Seat” of your Attitude

The “Seat” of your Attitude

 I have spoken to groups of twelve and once to a throng of 60,000.  I have consistently noted one tendency in all audiences, but especially in sales organizations and leadership/management conferences.  Almost without exception the top salespeople are seated at or very close to the front, depending on their vision and the angle of the seats they have chosen.

Those people who already “know it all” or feel that they do, or those people who consider this a waste of their time or “I’ve heard it all before,” will invariably arrive late or at the last moment, unprepared. They are also the ones most likely to squirm in their seats, leave early or talk to the person next to them.

I’ve also observed that when these same people go to an athletic or entertainment event, they want the best seat in the house.  They generally arrive in plenty of time and are irritated when there are distractions from anyone else.

All of this to say that front-row people by and large come to educational or inspirational meetings with great expectations.  They come prepared to learn and take good notes.  A study at Harvard University revealed that people get the most out of meetings who (a) come with the expectation of getting great ideas, (b) take good notes, and (c) talk with colleagues about what they learned and compare notes.  This way they reinforce what they learned and pick up points they missed from the other person.  In short, these people are winners because they plan to win, prepare to win and expect to win.  That’s a good approach to life. 

Observations from a Soldier

Observations from a Soldier

Someone asked, “What did you learn in the military?”  General Powell said that the first thing he learned was that everyone was at the same level (thanks to the uniform haircut given all recruits).  Other things he learned were: To stand at attention and salute, which instilled discipline and obedience; to march in step and function as a part of a team while taking individual pride as a team member; that if he did not stay in step with the others there were undesirable consequences; and that if he performed well, both he and his team were recognized.

He pointed out that basic training physically hardens recruits and makes them respect their own bodies, enabling them to perform better.  He observed that the first week is generally so hard and the drill sergeant so demanding that most recruits develop something akin to hatred for the Sergeant.  But the hatred fades quickly.  By the second week of training, the typical recruit is doing everything he can to please his drill sergeant.  That is an amazing turn-about.  For many recruits, the discipline is translated to love and caring for them, which is a new experience for some.  The truth is, discipline is loving, just ask any parent.  Discipline is essential to every individual and crucial for teams.  No unit can ever become a potent fighting force without discipline and no life can be truly successful without it.

The criteria for becoming a successful soldier or a successful private citizen are the same.  If we learn to function as a team member, we will do so only after we’ve brought our own personal life under control and learned how to “drill.”  When you sum it all up, it really says there’s something we can do about our future.   

Lessons from the Geese Behold the Power of Teamwork

Pulling Together

Rules for High Performance Teamwork

Lessons from the Geese

Consistent application of rules of high performance teamwork ultimately generates trust, respect, unity and power within any team. Conversely, consistent violation of any one rule destroys this bond. While the author of the following is unknown, "Lessons From the Geese" is a powerful illustration from nature of the rules of high performance teamwork. As you read about the natural unity that exists among this species remember - this same unity can exist in your organization!

As geese flap their wings, they create an uplift for the bird following. By flying in a V formation, the whole flock adds 71% greater flying range than if any bird were to fly alone. If we share a common direction and a sense of community, we can get where we are going more quickly and easily because we are travelling on the thrust of one another!

Whenever a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of trying to fly alone, and quickly gets back into formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the bird immediately in front. If we have as much sense as geese, we will stay in formation with those who are headed where we want to go, and we will be willing to accept their help as well as give ours to others.

When the lead goose gets tired, it rotates back into formation and another goose flies at the point position. If we take turns doing the hard tasks and sharing leadership as with the geese, we become interdependent with one another. The geese in formation honk from behind to encourage those up front to keep up their speed. If we "honk," we need to make sure it is positive and encouraging.

When a goose gets sick or wounded or is shot down, two geese drop out of formation and follow it down to help and protect it. They stay with it until it is able to fly again or dies. They then launch out on their own, with another formation or catch up with the flock. If we have as much sense as geese, we too will stand by each other in difficult times, as well as when we are strong. Let us all try to fly in formation and remember to drop back to help those who might need it!

Behold the Power of Teamwork

The greatest accomplishments in life are not achieved by individuals alone, but by proactive people pulling together for a common good.