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Maharishi Mahesh Yogi of Transcendental Meditation Movement Retreats into Silence

Several newspapers around the world are reporting that Maharishi Mahesh Yogi of the Transcendental Meditation (TM) movement has retreated into near complete silence. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi is presently staying at Vlodrop village in Netherlands where the Transcendental Meditation movement is now headquartered. Maharishi has also given up the administrative works, which included running of a TM global network with a membership of nearly 6 million people. Transcendental Meditation is a 20-minute daily routine in which a person silently focuses on a mantra to induce relaxation and experiences a state of pure consciousness. The meditation technique is practiced twice daily and it has been scientifically proved that TM reduces stress, blood pressure, insomnia and pain. Critics are of the opinion that it provides nothing more than the usual stress relaxation techniques.Mahesh Prasad Varma, later he became Mahesh Yogi, was born at Madhya Pradesh in India in 1917. He has a degree in physics fr…

Sayings of Sri Karunamayi

Lord Shiva's language is very difficult to learn - the language of silence. It is very difficult to practice the language of absolute silence. It is not easy for humankind to achieve that God-state immediately-to go from negativity to positivity, and from positivity to silence. Only step by step can positivity be achieved, not all at once.Our true nature is not limited... it is like the vast ocean... When we touch Supreme Consciousness through meditation, then we are boundless, we are everywhere, we are eternal.Body, mind and spirituality – these are three cages. A spiritual seeker will go beyond all these cages. In his natural state, samadhi, the entire universe is nothing but his Self. Whatever he enjoys in this world is nothing but Self; time is Self only; wisdom is Self only. He realizes he is not this body. In fact, when he achieves that highest state of absolute consciousness, he sees no differences at all. He sees everyone the same, and he sees the whole world as his own, k…

Saraswathi Puja in Different Parts of India

Saraswati Puja, the worship of Hindu goddess of learning, is observed during Navratri or Navratra (September - October) for three days. Another important Saraswathi Puja is held in Magh month (January - February) on Vasant Panchami day in North India and Eastern parts of Indian. This is a major event in Bengal and Orissa. Yet another Sarasvati Puja is the Vidya Arambham in Kerala on the day after Navratri. On the Saraswathi Puja day, the most important event is the initiation of children into the world of letters.
Goddess Saraswati is the goddess of knowledge, art and music, and wisdom. She represents the creative and inspirational aspect of Shakti.
During the three days of puja, the idol of Saraswati is dressed in white or yellow color. Fresh fruits and flowers are offered to Goddess Saraswati.
Saraswati Puja is also observed during Basant Panchami (January – February) in several parts of North India, Bengal and Orissa. This is observed on the fifth day after Amavasi in the Hindu mo…

Ramayana Related Sites in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is home to several places associated with the Hindu epic Ramayana. Lanka was the kingdom of Ravana, the demon king. Lanka witnessed some of the most awe inspiring incidents in the Ramayana after Ravana kidnapped Mata Sita and brought her to Lanka. The search for Sita brought, Lord Ram, Lakshman and the Vanara Sena (Monkey Army) led by Sugriva and Hanuman to Lanka.
In Hinduism, Ramayana and Mahabharata are ‘ithihasas’ (history). So it is only natural to stumble upon places mentioned in the Ramayana. In the modern day Sri Lanka, there are several sites which aptly fit into the descriptions found in the Ramayana.
After Kidnapping Sita, Ravana took her to Seetakotuwa or Sitakotuwa. The place was then known as Goorulupota. It is believed that Mandodari, the wife of Ravana and the Queen of Lanka lived here. Seetakotuwa is about 10 km from Mahiyangana and ruins of a prosperous city can be found here.
In the Ramayana, Sita was held captive in the Ashoka Vana (forest) and this plac…

Quotes from Narada Bhakti Sutra

The nature of devotion is indescribable, indefinable. Like the taste enjoyed by the dumb. In some rare ones who are fit recipients, this (such pure love or devotion) is found to manifest. This pure love is without attributes, without poison of desires, every moment increasing, unbroken, subtlest, of the nature of sheer immediate experience…
Having reached the Supreme Love, the devotee sees, feels, comprehends that alone, hears that alone, speaks of that alone and thinks and contemplates upon that alone.
Narada Bhakti Sutra(51 to 55)

Basant Panchami

Basant Panchami or Vasant Pancami is a Hindu festival which heralds the arrival of spring season. ‘Vasant’ or ‘Basant’ means spring. In 2017, the date of Basant Panchami is February 1. It is also the day when Saraswati Puja is performed in North and Eastern parts of India. Another specialty of Vasant Panchami is the importance given to yellow color, which symbolizes prosperity and love.
The festival is celebrated mainly in North India. Basant season is the period between sun’s entry into the Meena Rashi and its entrance into the Vrishabh Rashi. There is no major Hindu scriptural story associated with Vasant Panchami. But in the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna says that ‘Basant’ is one of his forms. Basant Panchami is essentially a form of nature worship – welcoming the blossoming nature after the harsh winter.
Prayers are offered on the day to Goddess Saraswati (Goddess of Knowledge), Lord Surya (Sun God), Mother Ganga (Ganges) and Bhu Devi (Mother Earth). The worship of Sun, Earth and Water …

Swami Bodhananda Quotes

Meditation is not opposed to activity; it is not opposed to thought, but on the contrary, becomes nourishment for our thinking and our activities. Activity and meditation infuse energy into one another and create a wholeness of experience. Ultimately meditation is a state of total love for everything in the universe.Every failure becomes a stepping stone toward the higher mountain peak of experience. Failure is not a problem. Lack of effort is the problem. When you make one step forward, God takes ten steps towards you.Enlightenment cannot come as a result of evolution. Awakening is not a result of evolution. Awakening is a 'waking up'.Swami BodhanandaSwami Bodhananda is trained in the Shankaracharya Tradition and has been teaching Vedanta since 1978. He is the Spiritual Founder and Director of several organizations under the umbrella of the Sambodh Foundation, New Delhi.

Kailash Manasarovar Yatra 2008 – Organized by Ministry of External Affairs India

Booking for the annual Kailash Manasarovar Yatra organized by Ministry of External Affairs India has started. The last day of application for Kailash Manasarovar Yatra 2008 is March 17. Application forms for the 2008 Kailash Manasarovar Yatra is available online at the Indian Ministry of External Affairs web site (details below).Kailash Manasarovar Yatra includes visit to MountKailash – the abode of Lord Shiva – and ManasarovarLake. According to Hindu scriptures, those who take a dip in the Manasarovar and complete the parikrama (circumambulate) around MountKailash are absolved of their sins and are liberated from the cycle of birth and death. They are ultimately united with Brahman (symbolically represented by MountKailash or Shiva).About Kailash Manasarovar Yatra
MountKailash and ManasarovarLake are in China. The Yatra involves high altitude trekking under inhospitable conditions.The Kailash Manasarovar Yatra 2008 starts from end of May/early June and runs till September 2008. The Ya…

Swami Viditatmananda Saraswati on the Permanent and the Transient

In life, the permanent and the impermanent are mixed up with each other. It is not that the permanent is in one place and the impermanent in another, and they can be distinguished easily. The Katha Upanishad says: Shreyas and preyas approach the human being. Having very clearly considered them, the discriminative (person) distinguishes them. (1-2-2)In life, we constantly come across Shreyas and Preyas. Shreyas means that which is permanent and lasting and preyas is that which is impermanent and ephemeral. Shreyas is happiness of the Self or internal happiness, and preyas is happiness derived from sense objects or external happiness. It requires a certain sensitivity to appreciate lasting happiness as opposed to the impermanent, ephemeral happiness in the objects and achievements of the world. This viveka arises in a heart that has become relatively pure by the performance of nitya-karma, naimittika-karma, duty in the spirit of worship, meditations etc.Every moment presents a choice be…

A Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism by Swami Harshananda of Ramakrishna Math

A Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism is a monumental work by Swami Harshananda of Ramakrishna Math. Swami Harshananda, who is in his late 70s, has served 53 years in the Ramakrishna Monastic order and is presently the Head of Ramakrishna Math at Basavanagudi, Bangalore. A Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism is in three volumes and deals with important topics associated with Hindu religion including scriptures, philosophy, mythology, rituals and sacraments, pilgrim centers, short biographies of saints, gurus and other Hindu leaders in various fields, ancient arts and sciences, archaeology, Hindu festivals and their significance. Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism are also briefly explained in the book.There are nearly 3,600 entries in the encyclopedia and each volume of the book contains nearly 700 pages and there several color pictures and line drawings. Swami Harshananda is the author of several books and it took nearly 33 years to research and compile A Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism.The bo…

Book Vishvarupa – Paintings on the Cosmic Form of Krishna–Vasudeva by Neena Ranjan

Vishvarupa – Paintings on the Cosmic Form of Krishna – Vasudeva by Neena Ranjan showcases paintings based on the cosmic form that Shri Krishna revealed to Arjuna in the Kurukshetra in the Mahabharata and which is detailed in the Bhagavad Gita. Most of the Vishwarupa Paintings included in the book are from 17th to 20th century.From the Foreword in the book by B.N. Goswamy… a prolonged philosophical discourse (Bhagavad Gita) in which the most profound of questions are asked and a range of answers given. But then sensing, in the midst of it, Arjuna's continuing inability to comprehend 'the deepest mystery' of it all, Krishna reveals to him his true self, a concrete vision of the creator and the destroyer, and of times deadly destructiveness: ‘a fearsome explosion of countless eyes, bellies, mouths, ornaments, and weapons, gleaming like the fiery sun that illumines the world’. That magnificent form, the Vishwarupa of Krishna-Vishnu, is however not for everyone to see. When Arj…

Lessons from Sri Krishna Tales in Breast feeding and Infant Care

Think of Lord Krishna and the images that come to our mind is that of him rendering the Bhagavad Gita and then that of the naughty pranks played by little Krishna. Dr Hemant Joshi, an activist and a pediatrician from Maharashtra, thinks that Gopal Krishna has left enough hints regarding the importance of breast feeding and infant care in the stories associated with him in the Bhagavad Purana. He illustrates his points with examples from Bhagavad PuranaOn the concept of modern breast-feeding banks, he said that if a mother’s milk is insufficient for her infant, then the child can be provided with the milk of another mother like Yasoda did it for Krishna. (The Newindpress)Dr Hemant Joshi says feeding bottle is like Demon Putana who came to kill Krishna with poisoned milk.Putana as an evil character here represents the feeding bottle and as the little Krishna had taken up the cause, every one of us should fight against feeding bottles and baby food, he added. (The Newindpress)Makhanchori…

Shrii Shrii Anandamurti Quotes

Mere acquisition of wealth, power and position does not satisfy a person. The acquisition of something limited only creates the want for more, and the quest for happiness finds no end. The hunger for possessing is unending. It is limitless and infinite.The Cosmic Entity alone is infinite and eternal. It alone is limitless. And the eternal longing of human beings for happiness can only be satiated by realization of the Infinite.The mind of a human being is just a small drop in that vast Mind. Or if the Cosmic Mind is a fire, then the human mind is a mere spark.The process of creation is a continuous process of moving from incompleteness to completeness, from imperfection to perfection.Shrii Shrii Anandamurti(Shrii Shrii Anandamurti (Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar) is the founder of Ananda Marga, a global spiritual and social service organization.)

Quotes from Chidakasha Gita of Bhagavan Nityananda of Ganeshpuri

A man or woman should be educated. What is education? Jiva should know the secret that He is the Paramatman.Paramatman is in Jivatman. The real Mukti is to know the subtle in the gross.On a tree grow numberless flowers. The flowers all perish but the tree does not perish for a long time. The visible is like flowers, the invisible is like the tree.From a plank, are manufactured tables, chairs, etc. So also, Brahman is the primordial substance from which numberless worlds are formed.Bhagavan Nityananda of Ganeshpuri(Source: Chidakasha Gita)

Lord Ram and Hanuman Toys for Children

Lord Ram and Hanuman Toys are from Kridana, a United States based start-up.
Founded in 2007, Kridana is the brain child of Mahender Swami Nathan, an Indian-American. The aim of the company is to bring the best stories and characters associated with Hindu religion and mythology to life through 3-D toys and 2-D comics.There will be two reactions to the Lord Ram and Hanuman Toys:First, how can someone make toys of Hindu Gods? This is insulting Hinduism and its gods. Second, I would love to see my children adore Lord Ram and Hanuman. Learn more about them and learn the good qualities in them.To the first reaction the makers of the toys react…we’re following in the footsteps of centuries of Indian cultural artistic tradition. There’s a rich and long tradition of the Ramayana being represented in Indian decorative arts and toys from 14th century Satriya dance masks in Assam to 16th century decorative bronze sculptures of Hanuman and Rama in Maharashtra and Karnataka. Kridana is no differen…

Sayings of Mata Amritanandamayi on Ego

The shell around the seed has to break before the tree can emerge. You have to get rid of the ego before you gain knowledge.It is no use pouring water into a dirty bucket; the water will get dirty. In the same way, if you maintain the ego while doing sadhana, you cannot take total refuge in God. You cannot experience and enjoy the benefits of sadhana.How can someone who can't even swim across a small river swim across the ocean? It is not possible to reach the supreme state without removing all small selfishness.The sun gets concealed by the clouds. In a like manner, God is concealed by our ego and vasanas (latent tendencies). He becomes visible when the dirt of those tendencies is removed. Mata Amritanandamayi

Without desire for fruits of actions, will one be motivated to act?

Intellectuals raise the question: If one does not desire the fruits of action, will he be motivated to act?
In response to this question, the sages who have trodden the path and graciously left their
footprints for us to follow have said: Have a desire so that you perform the action, but do not have a selfish desire, for selfish desire is the very source of misery, but selfless desire
brings joy and makes you free.
When surrendering the fruits of actions becomes the basis of one's life, he knows nothing but giving. And at that stage further knowledge is not needed, for one has already attained the goal of life. He realizes his oneness and lives in that realization. Therefore, give up all the fruits of your actions to others and live in perennial happiness.Swami Rama(Source: Perennial Psychology of the Bhagavad Gita by Swami Rama)

What is Brahman? – Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa

A certain father had two sons. When they were old enough, they were admitted to the first stage of life (Brahmacharya) and placed under the care of a religious teacher to study the Vedas. After few years, having finished their studies, the boys returned home.Their father asked them if they had studied the Vedanta. On their replying in the affirmative, he asked, “Well, tell me what is Brahman?”The elder son, quoting the Vedas and other scriptures, replied: “O Father, It is beyond words and thoughts. It is so and so I know it all.” And to support what he said, he began quoting Vedantic texts.“So you have known Brahman!” said the father, “you may go about your business.” Then he asked the younger son the same question.But the boy remained silent; not a word came out of his mouth, nor did he make any attempt to speak.At this father remarked. “Yes, my boy, you are right. Nothing can be predicated of the Absolute and the Unconditioned. No sooner do you talk of it then you state the Infinite…

Ramayana Research Institute in Guwahati, Assam

The Ramayana Research Institute in Guwahati, Assam, is being set up at the residence of renowned Assamese writer and Jnanpith Award winner Indira Goswami. Asom Kalatirtha will be supporting this unique endeavor. The institute will be declared open on January 20, 2008.‘At the beginning two students – from anywhere in the world – will be admitted for research work on the epic,’ Goswami told PTI over phone. (The Hindu)Goswami has approached the state government of Assam seeking sponsorship of scholarships for the researchers and the state has responded positively. There are also plans to get affiliation for the Institute with the GuwahatiUniversity.Indiran Goswami is noted for her Ramayana studies and has presented papers on the epic in India and in several countries around the world. She has a PhD from GuwahatiUniversity for her thesis ‘Comparative Study of Goswami Tulsi Das' Ramcharita Manas and Madhab Kandali's Assamese Ramayana’.Some of her well known papers and works on Ra…

On Silence

Silence provides the opportunity for me to identify the qualities in myself that have the capacity to transform me. In silence I can connect to the highest quality of my lightest, clearest thinking.Silence is not a lack of communication. There is a subtle language that connects us to one another through the eyes, with a smile, or a gesture. Fluency in this subtle language calls for our ability to observe the small details of life. As we develop our facility with this subtle language, we find that we are less dependent on the mechanical devices that can connect us but that can also make us feel more separate.In silence I discover my innate qualities, the qualities that are intrinsic to who I am. Here in silence I touch my eternal self, and I come to trust this deepest essence.BK Mohini Panjabi(Source: BK Mohini Panjabi is the Brahma Kumaris Main Representative to the United Nations and she shared these ideas at a Call-of-the-Time Dialogue in Uruguay in 2001.)

Anger is My Slave - Story of Alexander the Great and Hindu Yogi

Alexander the Great was about to return to Greece from India. He was impressed by the Hindu yogis he met and he wanted to take a Yogi to Greece. So, he went searching in the forest to find a yogi.

Soon he found a yogi sitting under a tree and quietly sat down next to him. Alexander patiently waited for the yogi to finish his meditation. Few A few minutes later the yogi opened his eyes.
Alexander said to him ‘I want you to come to Greece with me.’ 
 The yogi just looked at him. 
Alexander continued, ‘If you come with me you will have your own people to attend to your needs and you will be well known in the world.’ 
But the yogi was not interested.
Alexander tried all means of persuading the yogi but the yogi showed no interest. 
Alexander lost his patience and drew his sword and shouted, ‘Do you not realize who I am, I am Alexander, the great conqueror, and if I want I can cut you up into pieces!’
The yogi sat calmly and looked into the eyes of Alexander. He then smiled and replied, ‘…

Why Hindu Women Wear Nose Studs?

Nose stud or ring is worn by both married and unmarried Hindu women. The significance of the nose stud varies from region to region. As in several other rituals, there is no written code in Hinduism regarding the wearing of nose ring or nose piercing. In certain Hindu sects, a nose ring is referred as ‘Nath’ is worn during marriage and is a symbol of married woman. There are several communities in Hindu religion which does not perform nose piercing.

Several ancient classical texts are silent on the nose stud and therefore there are several theories regarding the use of nose stud in Hindu religion. Some observe that nose stud was not used during ancient times and it was introduced by invaders during the 11th century.

Another school of thought quotes ancient Ayurvedic text Sushruta Samhita (Chikitsa Sthana Chapter 19) to suggest that nose piercing was prevalent from ancient period. It is believed that the piercing of the nose near a particular node on the nostril lessens the pain during m…

Dr S Radhakrishnan Quotes on Upanishads

Summing up the teaching of Upanishad Dr Radhakrishnan says
God’s dwelling place is in the heart of man. The inner immortal soul and the great cosmic power are one and the same. Brahman is Atman and Atman is Brahman.
We have to remember that the highest religion of the Upanishads, which insists on meditation and morality and worship of God in spirit and truth, is not encumbered by such traditional dogmas and miracles as still hang upon the skirts of other religions. Its central principle that there is one supreme reality that manifests itself in the universe is not asserted as a dogma. It is the ultimate truth at which it is possible for human understanding to arrive. The progress of science and philosophy does not conflict with it but only confirms it. Dr S Radhakrishnan

The Upanishads, though remote in time from us, are not remote in thought. They disclose the working of the primal impulses of the human soul which rise above the differences of race and of geographical position. At t…

Sayings of Sri Chinmoy

When the power of love
Replaces the love of power
Man will have a new name:
GodDo not depend on earthly applause.
Depend only on God's Compassion – Smile. Encouragement is of constant need.
Both in the inner world of progress
And in the outer world of success.Sri Chinmoy

Lakshadeepam at Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple, Trivandrum

On the Makar Sankranti day, SreePadmanabhaSwamyTemple in Trivandrum, Kerala, will celebrate the unique festival of Lakshadeepam – lighting of one lakh deepams or one hundred thousand lights. Laksha-deepam was last held on January 14, 2008 after a period of six years.
Lakshadeepam marks the culmination of ‘murajapam.’ Murajapam is nearly two month long chanting of mantras for the welfare people and the land. The tradition of murajapam and lakshadeepam was started in 1750 AD by the then Travancore King primarily to mitigate the sins occurred during wars and annexations. Murajapam and Lakshadeepam are held once in six years.
This year the Lakshadeepam day marks the end of ‘murajapam’ which began on November 20, 2007. There is also a 19-day ‘kalabham’ ritual before the lighting on one hundred thousand diyas. Murasiveli procession, accompanied by the members of Tranvancore royal family, will be held on the same day. All these rituals are primarily intended for the welfare of the people and p…

Sivavakkiyar Poems

In the four eternal Vedas,
In the study and reading of scripts,
In sacred ashes and in holy writs
And muttering of prayers
You will not find the Lord!
Melt with the heart inside
And proclaim the Truth.
Then you will join the light
Life without servitude.He is not Hari, He is not the Lord Siva.
He is the Ultimate Cause,
In the Beyond of Beyond,
Transcending Blackness, Redness, and Whiteness.
Immovable.
Try not to understand:
He is not big, He is not small.
He is Infinite Distance,
Immovable,
Transcending even
Supreme Quiescence.SivavakkiyarShivavakkiayar is a 10th-century Tamil devotional poet and mystic(Source: The Poets of the Powers, Edited Kamil Zvelebil)

Significance of Pongal

Pongal is among the best known festivals and certainly one of the major festivals in Tamil Nadu, India. It is today observed by Tamilians around the world. The four day festival falls in the Tamil month of Thai (January – February). It celebrates the harvest, especially the rice crop, and is considered to be an ancient form of thanksgiving. The festival is named after the rice pudding or Pongal prepared on the festival day.
Pongal is an ancient festival and its origin can be traced back to the Sangam Era (200 BC – 300 AD). The entire festival even today maintains the Dravidian practices and is untouched by external influences including Aryan.
The first day of the festival is known as Bhogi Pongal. The second day is the Suryan Pongal or the Perum Pongal. The third day is the Mattu Pongal or the Pongal of cattle. The fourth day is the Kannum Pongal.
The Surya Pongal or Perum Pongal is the most important day and is dedicated to Lord Surya – Sun god. It is on this day that the most impo…

Sri Narayana Guru Quotes

One caste, one religion, one God for man; one form and the same blood in all; I cannot find any differences.There is no reason for caste differences among human beings. All those who possess humanity are human beings. Just as there are different languages and different systems, though human beings seem to be different, there can be no reason for caste differences. Humanity is common to all.Men may differ in their faiths, their languages and their modes of dressing; but there can be no evil in inter-dining and inter-marriage, because all belong to the same kind of creation.Sri Narayana Guru

Saptapuri – Seven Holy Cities in Hinduism

Saptapuri is the name given to the seven sacred cities associated with Hinduism in India. These seven holy cities are also referred as Sapta Moksha Puris and Seven Tirthas. The general belief is that by visiting these cities one escapes from endless cycle of births and deaths and attains ‘moksha.’Saptapuri is therefore also referred along with Char Dhaams as ‘mokshadayika.’ The sacred cities in the Saptapuri areKashiKanchipuramHaridwarAyodhyaUjjainMathuraDwarkaThere is also a Sanskrit shloka referring to the seven great tirthas. ‘Kashi, Kanchi, Maya, Ayodhya, Avantika
Mathura, Dwaravati chaiva saptaita mokshadayika’Kashi is also known as Varanasi and is located in Uttar Pradesh. Kanchipuram is in Tamil Nadu. Haridwar is also known as Mayapuri and is in Uttarakhand. Ujjain is also known as Avantika and is in Madhya Pradesh. Dwarka is also referred as Dwaravati and is in Gujarat. Ayodhya and Mathura are in Uttar Pradesh.Kashi is associated with Lord Shiva and is the city of lights and is…

Lokamanya Tilak on the Bhagavad Gita

The most practical teaching of the Gita, and one for which it is of abiding interest and value to the men of the world with whom life is a series of struggles, is not to give away to any morbid sentimentality when duty demands sternness and the boldness to face terrible things.The Gita was not preached either as a pastime for persons tired out after living a worldly life in the pursuit of selfish motives, nor as a preparatory lesson for living such worldly life; but in order to give philosophical advice as to how one should live one’s worldly life with an eye to Release, Moksha, as to the true duty of human beings in worldly life. My last prayer to everyone, therefore is that one should not fail to thoroughly understand this ancient science of the life of a householder, or of worldly life, as early as possible in one’s life.Lokamanya Tilak

Ancient Hindus used Nanotechnology

Ancient Hindus unknowingly employed nanotechnology in the manufacture of swords, other weapons and paintings. This was indicated by Nobel Laureate (chemistry) Robert Curl Jr at the 95th Indian Science Congress in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India.‘Our ancestors have been unwittingly using the technology for over 2,000 years and carbon nano for about 500 years. Carbon nanotechnology is much older than carbon nanoscience,’ said Curl (the Hindu)Nobel Laureate (chemistry) Robert Curl Jr told an enchanted audience at the 95th Indian Science Congress here about how Damascus steel was first made by experts in south and south-central India as long ago as around 300 BC. (the New Indian Express)The swords produced by ancient Hindu blacksmiths were known to retain its sharp edge and toughness. Such high quality swords were the result of the composition of carbon in it. Nanotechnology refers broadly to a field of applied science and technology whose unifying theme is the control of matter on t…

Swami Tapovanam Quotes and Teachings - Swami Tapovan

Swami Tapovanam (1889-1957) was a contemporary of Swami Sivananda. Swami Chinmayananda had studied under Swami Tapovan. Here are quotes and teachings of Swami Tapovanam from various sources.

Whether he lives in meditation or engages himself in action, it is all the same. Since he sees everything homogeneous, he cannot fall from the state of Supreme Peace.

The Sannyasin who finds happiness in Self wastes no thought over the past of the future, does not rejoice over achievement or bemoan failure.

He is a Mahatma who keeps the tongue, word and the mind perfectly under control and patiently withstands all provocations.

He alone sees truly; who sees the eternal, unattached, pure, wise and free Self in every creature and in everything.

Let your mind delight immersing in the thought of God. That is the goal. That is the never waning happy state. That is the ultimate object of birth in human form. All good deeds, reading and listening to holy lives, contact with saintly people etc, all serve …