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Swami Vivekananda   Leave a comment

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quote-whenever-we-attain-a-higher-vision-the-lower-vision-disappears-of-itself-swami-vivekananda-275756You may be the greatest philosopher but as long as you have the idea that you’re the body, you are no better than the little worm crawling under your foot! No excuse for you! So much the worse for you, that you know all the philosophies and at the same time think that you are the body! Body-gods that is what you are! Is that religion?

– Swami Vivekananda

 

Is Saibaba really a god?   2 comments

abcdSome thingummy claims Saibaba (of Shirdi) is no god and exhorts all not to worship Him… that foolish guy doesn’t know that Saibaba never claimed Himself to be a god or godman and he never hankered after solemn prayers from His followers and devotees. He lived a life of total simplicity, modesty, restraint and integrity with a complete down to earth personality.

image001He is a great sage, seer, mystic, healer, philosopher, spiritual master and social reformer and above all ‘the most graceful and the most benevolent beggar (fakeer)’, who always begged for the sins of his loved ones just to absolve them of all their sins and the consequent divine retributions as per the ‘universal cosmic law of karma’.

Saibaba may not be a god but He goes beyond all the realm(s) of god and godhood. He is a perfect form of LOVE, which is beyond the limits of ordinary human understanding, but strikingly within everyone’s (for that matter, every creature’s) shortest reach to be felt and experienced!

Saibaba was/is never a physical form, nor even a subtle form. He is the ‘Universal Soul’ and the ‘COSMOS’ which permeates all through the universe, both visible and invisible; palpable and impalpable.

Saibaba is Sarva vyaapi and Sarvaantaryaami which means He is all pervasive and not bound by any restrictions or constrictions of time, space and causation. He is neither male nor female and both at the same time; He doesn’t have a beginning nor an end and nor is He in the middle; He is in all and all are in Him, He is in me, you and in all including in that thingummy!

So now tell me, who is worshiping whom?

Praying to Saibaba is nothing but praying and invoking ‘the universal cosmic soul & the super consciousness’ which has been there inside all of us including in that thingummy since time eternal!

Sometimes some fools accidentally and surprisingly be a strong reason in the revelation of the ‘eternal truth’ in their own peculiar and ironical ways though they themselves are not aware of it!

I feel this small bitter episode is just a serendipitous one that prompts us to delve more into the Sai tattva, the essence of Sai!

Rajadhiraja Yogiraja Parabrahma Satchidananda Samartha Sadguru Shri Sainath Maharaj Ki Jai!!!

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Noble Souls and the Caste Frames   3 comments

454_Prof_JayashankarThis is originally conceived and meant as a comment to my post about Prof. K. Jaya Shankar sir on his death anniversary on my FB timeline. As I kept on typing this comment, I got more and more ideas and it has become so lengthy and (I feel) meaningful that I persuaded myself to post it on my personal blog on WordPress.com with the title “Noble Souls and the Caste Frames” so that it reaches the wider circles.

 

I appreciate further meaningful and intellectually driven views and comments which I humbly try to imbibe and internalize them.

 

Here it goes,

Feel sorry to say this that there are some caste zealots those who belong to the caste in which our Jayashankar sir was born, trying to confine him in that narrow caste frame and misappropriating his name, his stature and his noble contribution to the Telangana society. This is nothing but degrading the zenithal image of the towering giant of the Telangana movement and its beacon light, and the father of Telangana. Jayashankar sir never liked to be identified with his caste in academic and public life. I don’t know much about his personal life, but one thing I can say with much confidence that he was an acclaimed economist, social scientist, political philosopher, and an orator / public speaker par excellence. He was an avowed bachelor and dedicated his entire life for securing justice to the people of Telangana. He is a father figure for all the Telangana people cutting across caste, class, religious and racial barriers.

 

My humble request to all the caste zealots in the entire length and breadth of our country is, please don’t play caste cards with great mythological and historical figures, freedom fighters, social reformers, mass leaders, spiritual leaders and masters, and seers and sages. Just leave them alone and let them have their own special and revered space in the public memory. Please see them in the much larger picture, without any sort of boundaries, and keenly study their lives, their struggles, their trials and tribulations and how they overcame all their obstacles, setbacks and misfortunes and made a distinct mark of their own in the mythological, cultural, traditional and historical ethos of our country by dint of their sheer hard-work, dogged perseverance and indomitable spirit and thereby got their unforgettable memories etched in vast sociopolitical and spiritual consciousness.

 

There is no harm in making an objective analysis of the personality traits of the greatest historical figures in the context of the times in which they lived and in the backdrop of the various sociopolitical, economic, cultural, traditional, racial, regional and linguistic factors that influenced their personal growth as individuals and as the leaders of the society. Here, the caste of course, can be an effective tool in studying the shaping of the personality and the approach of the individuals towards their society as a whole since Indian society is infamous all over the world as highly fragmented characterized by innumerable caste equations. India is ever notorious for abuses, human rights violations, discrimination, monopoly, hegemony, oppression, suppression, exploitation (and this list can awfully be long!) etc., just on the basis of caste!

 

But just one and the same yardstick can’t be used to gage the personality traits of all the individuals. There are some who go beyond all kinds of yardsticks, and their life itself is a yardstick for others and they themselves are the most powerful and the most potent yardsticks for their lives. They are the ones who set an enviable example for others to follow by their highly imposing and exalted personalities and life stories.

 

So the caste can just be a fraction of the whole lot of factors that influence the personality and the life of the noble souls who come onto the earth with some noble purpose and leave after they have achieved the high goals set by they themselves for themselves, and the myriad sociopolitical, economic, cultural, traditional, racial, regional and linguistic factors surrounding them including the caste can just act as triggers and propel them always guarding against the deviations and anomalies of life. They can never decide the destiny.

The destiny always takes care of itself, as it had already been decided by the noble souls!

 

Kindly make your caste identities and equations purely a personal and private affair and don’t mercilessly and foolishly rub them on the greatest mythological and historical figures no matter which caste/religion they were born in. It was purely out of their choice, not by chance at all!

Noble Souls are for all and for/in all the times; and hijacking them on the name of caste, race or religion is an historical blunder and the biggest sacrilege!

 

It’s a pity that we still have to live in this beautiful world (In India especially) with narrow and parochial mindsets!

 

Any meaningful change and transition must come from above since bottlenecks are always located at the top and the bottom is always the strongest base!!

The Truth   1 comment

the-truth‘Truth’ is always harsh and bitter, and can be sweet for those who accept it wholeheartedly. There are some fools amidst us who have been taking shelter under ‘falsehood’ for ages in utter disregard to ‘the all mighty truth’. Those hard core morons will definitely have to pay the price sooner or later for their historical blunders of non-compliance with the truth which is eternally supreme and permeates all through the universe going beyond time and keeping a constant watch on all our thoughts, words and deeds.

 

सत्यमेव जयते l

Truth alone triumphs!

Jai Bolo Telangana!   Leave a comment

jai-telangana6jai-telangana4The slogan “Jai Telangana” has had been a rich source of energy and strength for all those true Telanganites in/from the region in both their life and death; in their happiness and sorrow; and in their ecstasy and despair.

It’s a morale booster for the oppressed and a nightmare for the oppressors.

The slogan had come out so vociferously through the dry and thirsty throats, hungry stomachs, boiling blood, shattered minds and broken hearts!

The decades old slogan has stood all the severe and cruel tests of times and resurged with much more vigour every time it was stifled with iron fists.

What “Vande Mataram” is to all our countrymen during our long and arduous freedom struggle and in all kinds of see-saws, “Jai Telangana” is to all the Telanganites in every nook and corner of the world!

One (every non Telanganite especially) must know, understand and remember very clearly that all our agitations, struggles, tribulations and upheavals have had been just to strengthen the Participatory Democracy of our country and to uphold our noble Constitutional values.

 

Hats off to the Torch Bearers of Telangana who always kept/keep our movement alive and constantly elevated/elevate our drooping spirits, and to their indomitable spirit against all odds!

 

Vande Mataram!

 

Jai Bolo Telangana!!

 

Mera Bharat Mahan!!!

 

 

 

Aa Naluguru (Those Four)….   Leave a comment

The ultimate truth and reality of life is beautifully told through this song (please download the song if it doesn’t play) from the movie Aa Naluguru, one of the finest films of Tollywood, directed by Chandra Siddharth. The lyrics is by Chaithanya prasad, sung by SP Balu and music by RP Patnaik. The performance of the versatile actor Rajendra Prasad as the protagonist of the movie is exemplary and deserves the highest accolades.

A highly moving song and it directly touches the core of our hearts!

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1. ఒక్కడై రావడం ఒక్కడై పోవడం నడుమ ఈ నాటకం విధి లీలా 

వెంట ఏ బంధము రక్త సంబంధము తోడుగా రాదుగా తుది వేళా

Okkadai ravadam okkadai povadam naduma ee natakam vidhi leela

Venta ye bandhamu raktha sambandhamu thoduga raaduga thudi velaa

(You come all alone and leave all alone and everything in between is a play enacted by the destiny

No relation, not even the blood relation will come along with you at the last and final moment)

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2. మరణమనేది ఖాయమని మిగిలెను కీర్తి కాయమని

నీ బరువూ నీ పరువూ మోసేదీ….

Maranamanedi khayamani migilenu keerthi kayamani

Nee baruvoo nee paruvoo mosedee….

(That death is the ultimate reality and the mortal remains are your glory

Your load and your honour are finally carried by….)

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3. ఆ నలుగురూ…. ఆ నలుగురూ….

ఆ నలుగురూ…. ఆ నలుగురూ….

Aa naluguru…. Aa naluguru….

Aa naluguru…. Aa naluguru….

(Those four…. those four….

Those four…. those four….)

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4. రాజనీ పేదనీ మంచనీ చెడ్డనీ భేదమే యెరుగదీ యమపాశం

కోట్ల ఐశ్వర్యము కటిక దారిద్ర్యము హద్దులే చెరిపెలె మరుభూమి

Rajani pedani manchani cheddani bhedame yerugadee yamapasam

Kotla aishwrayamu katika daaridryamu haddule cheripele maru bhumi

(The distinction between the king and the pauper, and the good and the bad are not known to the shackles of Yama/the Death

The lines that divide the vast wealth and abject poverty are erased by/at the desert land/grave yard)

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5. మూటలలోని మూలధనం చెయ్యదు నేడు సహగమనం

మనవెంటా కడ కంటా నడిచేదీ….

Mootala loni mooladhanam cheyyadu nedu sahagamanam

Mana venta kada kanta nadichedi….

(The bundles of cash and gold won’t come along with you now

But your final/ultimate sojourners are….)

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6. ఆ నలుగురూ…. ఆ నలుగురూ….

ఆ నలుగురూ…. ఆ నలుగురూ….

Aa naluguru…. Aa naluguru….

Aa naluguru…. Aa naluguru….

(Those four…. those four….

Those four…. those four….)

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Nothing happens without reason   Leave a comment

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Everything that we feel, think, say and do are meticulously recorded in the Universal Cosmic Registry; and they are the strongest bases for our behaviour and all our consequent actions. The action good or bad, will have its own reaction.

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Everything happens for a reason and that reason is the reason for some remote reason. It’s only TIME that’s the eternal witness and the supreme arbitrator and adjudicator. Greatest are those who go beyond  time and reason and be a strong reason for others to have a reason to live on!

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