History of Calendars The History, Science and Mathematics of Indian (Hindu हिंदू) and Other Calendars A book by Rajesh Kumar Chopra https://www.amazon.in/dp/B07BH2TSHN/ref=rdr_kindle_ext_tmb Multiple calendar systems are being followed in this large country, India, with diverse cultures; and though each of them is individually accurate based on its adopted principles, the difference is not [...]
Once I went to a party and greeted my friends with ‘Jai Sri Ram’. One of my friends commented that I should use Secular Greetings. I put up my argument that when some body sneezes, English people say God Bless You. Muslims frequently use the word Insha Allah and so on. So why some body [...]
सृंगी रिषिहि बसिष्ठ बोलावा। पुत्रकाम सुभ जग्य करावा॥ भगति सहित मुनि आहुति दीन्हें। प्रगटे अगिनि चरू कर लीन्हें॥3॥ sR^i.ngI riShahi basiShTha bolAvA. putrakAma subha jagya karAvA .. bhagati sahita muni Ahuti dInhe.n. pragaTe agini charU kara lInhe.n ..
Post Independence my Father became an active member of Ram Rajya Parishad a political party who mostly allied with Hindu Maha Sabha. I am narrating his memories of that day of Goraksha Andolan, the 7th November 1966 which he has been telling us since our childhood.
Samadhi (the state of Super-consciousness) Literary meaning of Sanskrit word samādhi in the reference of Ashtanga yoga is to be in enlightened stage of unity with the Supreme Spirit’; (Samadhi is ultimate objective of Yoga thus 8th and last stage of Aṣṭāṅga Yoga). भोगैश्वर्यप्रसक्तानां तयापहृतचेतसाम् | व्यवसायात्मिका बुद्धि: समाधौ न विधीयते || bhogaiśwvarya-prasaktānāṁ tayāpahṛita-chetasām [...]
Dhyana Yoga ध्यान योग (Meditation) dhyAnam ध्यानम् In day today language Dhyana word of Sanskrit is translated to its limited meaning “Mediation”. I try to explain here few references in our ancient literature about Dhyana. A reference of Dyana in Abhigyan Shakuntalam makes it clear that by practicing Dhyana one could know even those [...]
स्वविषयासंप्रयोगे चित्तस्य स्वरूपानुकार इवेन्द्रियाणां प्रत्याहारः॥५४॥ ततः परमा वश्यतेन्द्रियाणाम्॥५५॥ पतञ्जलि योग सूत्र साधनपाद स्व-विषय के साथ सम्प्रयोगाभाव (संयोग-अभाव) इन्द्रियों का जो चित्त स्वरुपानुकार होता है वही प्रत्याहार है इसी से इन्द्रियाँ परम (पूर्णतः) वश में होतीं हैं svaviṣaya-asaṁprayoge cittasya svarūpānukāra-iv-endriyāṇāṁ pratyāhāraḥ ||54|| tataḥ paramā-vaśyatā indriyāṇām ||55|| Patañjali Yoga Sūtra 2.54,55 (Sādhana-Pāda 54 & 55) Once chitta(self) [...]