Monday, September 5, 2011

She's Alive... Beautiful... Finite... Hurting... Worth Dying for!

This nature video is as beautiful as the souls that protect her (Maha aatma's as they are truly selfless, dying in the name of not only another living animal, but for nature herself.. Those shown at the end of the video)..

Always respect the ground that bears our weight,

hindu Blog: Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa Punyatithi

Sri Ramakrishna Punyatithi is the death anniversary of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. As per Gregorian calendar, Sri Ramakrishna died on August 16, 1886. The corresponding date in Hindu Lunar Calendar is the Shukla Paksha Dasami, or the tenth day of the waxing phase of moon, in Bhadarapad month. This date in 2011 is on September 7.

The day is observed by remembering the philosophy and teachings of Sri Ramakrishna. Pujas are offered on the day at various places in India.

The sacred relics of Sri Ramakrishna are kept at the Ramakrishna Templeat Belur Math.


Definition and Breakdown: Ganesh Stuti-Vakratund Mahakaya

Namaste, Hari Om,

I was recently browsing sites when researching Ganesh Jayanti and came across a great and simple site on Ganesh Stuti. Firstly writer discusses the Ganesh Stuti which talks about Ganesha and seeking his blessings. The website, , is rather excellent, it is great for those who are new to mantras or those who want hard to define words. Information is easy to read and in Sanskrit and English.

I will post on Mantras and the meaning/reasoning behind it soon, but please note this mantra is more than just words with beautiful meanings. It also creates a shield of energy, your pronunciation and vowels use energy from within to extol air that creates sound. These sound vibrations cause energy to be collected and has wonderful effects on your calmness. The power from within is like a beating drum, the more we meditate on it the more it beats, the louder the drum the more colorful our life will be. Similar to chakras, they are attributed to be like an electrifying fan when they are active. Through mantra and meditation we can truly beat the drum or spin the fan of life to a new level.

There is a transliterated version and Sanskrit version on the site, also attached here.

Please enjoy the information and especially the break down, very helpful, many thanks to Ameya Naik and Rajesh Sawant. Please continue to click around their site, the distance learning tool is helpful in further breakdowns. Good site to review with your family, will teach you something new everytime.

Hari Om, Jai Ganapati Morya,

Transliterated version:  Vakra-tunda mahaa-kaaya soorya-koti-sama-prabha,
nirvighnam kuru me deva sarva-kaaryeshu sarvadaa. 

SimpleHinduBhai’s comment:
Phonetically it is easy to read, but for those who are not familiar with the words, first say it slow, then try to sing it or make it connected by holding the last letter etc..I have placed it in bold to show what to hold: (VAk-Rah-toondah ma-haa Kaa-yaa, sooryaa kotee samaa prabhaa, neervighnam kuuruu may day-va, saar-va-kaar yay shoe, saar-va-daa)

O God, with a curved trunk and a massive body, whose brilliance is equal to millions of suns, please make all my endeavors free of obstacles always.