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Bhagavad Gita for Blind in Braille

Adhyatmika Chetana Samiti, a Hindu spiritual awareness organization in New Delhi, India, has brought out the Braille version of Bhagavad Gita for the visually impaired people. ‘We have already printed Krishna Chalisa, Durga Chalisa, Hanuman Chalisa, Sundar Kand. We have now added Shrimad Bhagavad Gita to the same list, which has been printed in three parts in Braille language,’ said Pandit Ramkumar Sharma, Founder and Chairman Adhyatmika Chetana Samiti. You can buy the Bhagavad Gita here at the official website of Adhyatmika Chetana Samiti. Related Malayalam Braille Bhagavad Gita for Blind People

Da Da Da – Damam Daanam Dayaam

In the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, Prajapati the cosmic father of devas (gods), humans and asuras (demons) was imparting lessons to them. After successfully completing the lessons gods, humans and demons assembled for a final lesson. First the devas asked: ‘Please teach us’. Prajapati simply uttered the syllable ‘Da’. Then he asked them: ‘Have you understood?’ ‘Yes, Father, we have. You have told us daamyath, control yourselves’. Prajapati was pleased, ‘Yes, you have understood’. Next it was the turn of the humans. They too made the request: ‘Please teach us’. Again Prajapati said just ‘Da.’ Then he asked: ‘Have you understood?’ ‘Yes, Father, we have. What you have told us is daana, be charitable’. Prajapati responded: ‘You have understood’.

Next, it was the turn of the demons. They asked: ‘Please teach us’ and they too heard Prajapati utter the sound: ‘Da’. ‘Have you understood?’ ‘We have, Father. You have instructed us: daya-dhvam, be merciful’. Prajapati nodded, ‘Yes, you have unde…