Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Namaste, Hari Om,
Beautiful article from Gita-Blog!
We must always watch our tounge, it is like a bow and arrow, once you let the arrow (hurtful words) from the bow (mouth) its impossible to stop. We should always be humble, thats a trait that will take us even higher in this world where words can cause more pain in many minds.
Continue to read below or click here for the original Link From Gita-Blog: http://gita-blog.blogspot.com/2010/06/austerity-of-speech.html
In our life, many times it happens with us that we say something and then realize that the person, or people, on the receiving end have not understood what you meant or have completely misunderstood you. Sometimes they get hurt with your speech & such thing mostly happens when you are speaking in anger. So what you say can make or mar your impression on other persons. As is said, "Your words can take you places or can come back to haunt you when you least expected." So we should be very thoughtful while speaking anything, that's why it is said that, "You should think before you speak". Bhagwat Gita also says that we should have control over our speech & below verse explains about the "Austerity of speech" & how we can practice that:
satyam priya-hitam cha yat
van-mayam tapa ucyate" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Seventeen verse 15)
"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, Austerity of speech consists in speaking words that are truthful, pleasing, beneficial, and not agitating to others, and also in regularly reciting Vedic literature."
So before you speak anything, just think twice -Is it necessary? Is it true? Is it kind? Will it hurt someone? After examining all these aspects, speak such words which shall be beneficial to others & shall not hurt anyone in anyway. Otherwise, as is said that, "Speech is Silver & Silence is Gold", practice this, as there are times when silence has the loudest voice.
*Above is from Gita-Blog; http://gita-blog.blogspot.com/2010/06/austerity-of-speech.html
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Namaste, Hari Om,
RE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUErfVm5rQQ Video from Swaha International.
This nice video from Swaha International explains in such a nice way by Pundit Hardeo Persad Ji, on relationships and how our relationships reflect on 6 aspects of living a noble life. We all want to live or work in someone's memory, a way to do this is by maintaining our virtues. By living in truth we can keep the memory of a mother alive, and by living in knowledge the memory of a father will be upheld etc.. Look at those who find comfort and solace at the feet of God, they are never alone, even if they are on top of a mountain - they are never alone.
As the video says, we are never alone, our lord is always with us. The below will form your family once they exist in your life. These six conditions will allow us to never be alone. Rise beyond, and develop these virtues.
Truth - Is the Mother
Knowledge - Is the Father
Dharma - Is the Brother
Compassion - Is the Friend
Peace - Is the Consort
Forgiveness- Is the Son
The words of Chanakya "The guru of governance" can be found here; Google Books. pg 122.