Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Chit of Objectivity

Chit of Objectivity

The Gujarat Public Service Commission is in revamping mode. Known for its delay in recruitment, it becomes vibrant these days in its recruitment calendar. Every alternate day, one may read some advertisement or notice in News papers given by the GPSC. The confidence level of the Commission is seen in declaring a long list of dates of various examinations in advance.

Recruitment as such may be a routine exercise for any Commission but GPSC has done something unique in the interview system for the gazetted posts recruitment recently. Generally,  the interview boards are chaired by the Chairman or one of the members of the PSC. Each interview board will consist  of a Chair person, technical experts and a government representative. Mostly the constitution of the interview board is pre decided and the candidates are appearing before the board as per their turn of allotment. Some candidates may find out board details and it's constitution in advance, and may try to approach the board members to influence the recruitment procedure.

The new Chairman of the GPSC has changed the interview procedure and made it objective through the chits. During the interview days, all the Chairmen and members of the interview boards assemble together at a common meeting place at 10.55 am. Then each one of them will lift a chit from a box. The chit carry the number of the interview board room in which the interviewer will go. Every morning they do the same exercise, till the entire lot of interviews get over. The constitution mix of each board members is changing everyday as it is determined through the chit just 5 minutes before the interview.

Similarly, for the candidates, there are chits carrying the interview board number. Each candidate lifts the chit from the box when his/her turn of interview comes. The chit suggests in which room he will go for the interview. As the board number and their constitution are unknown to the candidate till the last moment, he/she can't approach them and influence the selection procedure. 

One more thing is observed that when there are more boards taking the interview, the marks of the candidates vary across the boards. If one board is liberal in giving marks and the select list will carry more candidates from that board. And the candidates facing the conservative board will be the highest losers. But the GPSC has streamlined that too by reducing the gap of marks  to the level of <1 across the boards.

There used to be complaints of subjectivity in giving low marks to the reserve candidates so that they can't claim general seats and remain within the reserve quota. But with the new system of objective marking, all meritorious candidates from all categories have chance to top the list. 

Salute to the Chairman and his team of members of GPSC for their initiatives in raising the level of neutrality and objectivity in the interview system.

20 July 2016

Monday, July 18, 2016

Yato Jayas, Tato Dharma

Yato Jayas Tato Dharma

There is a phrase in Sanskrit  यतो धर्मस्ततो जयः' Yato Dharmas Tato Jayaḥ "Whence dharma, thence victory". It is the motto of our Supreme Court. 

The epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata describe the victory of Dharma over Adharma. 

What is Dharma? That which holds. That confers worldly joys and leads to supreme happiness. The path of righteousness, and living life according to the code of conduct described in the scriptures. And these are mainly, the Common Code of Conduct prescribed by the Society. They need not to be judicious and based on the principle of liberty, equality and justice. It is moral law combined with spiritual discipline.

Bhagavat Purana, righteous living or life on a dharmic path has four aspects: austerity (tap), purity (shauch), compassion (daya) and truthfulness (satya); and adharmic or unrighteous life has three vices: pride (ahankar), contact (sang), and intoxication (madya). Manu Smriti prescribes 10 essential rules for the observance of dharma: Patience (dhriti), forgiveness (kshama), piety or self control (dama), honesty (asteya), sanctity (shauch), control of senses (indraiya-nigrah), reason (dhi), knowledge or learning (vidya), truthfulness (satya) and absence of anger (krodha). Manu further writes, "Non-violence, truth, non-coveting, purity of body and mind, control of senses are the essence of dharma". 

Did they follow the Dharma?

Eklavya and Karna were the victims of those days Dharma. The society neither allow the tribal boy nor the Suta Putra to take education of their choice. Suyodhana was the first prince of Hastinapur (Delhi) in ancient history who challenged the social code of inequality and made Karna the King of Anga Desh (present Assam) and Eklavya the King of Nagas (as per tales). Entire epic is a story of action and reaction chain of taking revenge of their insults. 

Kshatriya Dharma, the word used the most in the epic was to keep other communities away from the power. But were the Pandvas Kshatriya? If we consider the Varna from the father side, they were not Kshatriya. They were Mantra Putras, born out of the ancient mantra system (may be the Niyoga) of calling five different Devas to bless Kunti and Madri with the babies, the five Pandavas. Their customary father Pandu was carrying a curse, therefore was unable to mate and get the children. However, he was also not a Kshatriya. He was a son of Ambalika and Ved Vyasa, the Brahmin son of Parashar, born from the sexual act of Parashar with an unmarried girl Matshyagandha (Satyavati), the beautiful daughter of a fisherman. 

If we consider the Varna from the mother side, Kunti was a daughter of Yadava King Shursena ( adoptive daughter of Kuntibhoja) or may be a kshatriyani princess from Afghanistan (as per another tale) married to an anemic Pandu, the King of Hastinapur. She was sister of Vasudev and therefore fufi (aunt) of Lord Krishna in relation. Pandu's mother was Kshatriyani, Ambalika, the daughter of Kashiraj Kashya.

The Chief of the Army, Devvrata Bhisma, first son of King Shantanu abducted three daughters of Kashi King by force from the Swayamvar for his step brothers, Vichitravirya and Chitravirya. He had to leave Amba, later became Shikhandi, the cause of his death in the war of Mahabharata.  When both the sons of Satyavati, Vichitravirya and Chitravirya  committed suicide doubting over her relation with their step brother Bhisma, and died childless, Satyavati invited her first son Ved Vyasa to father the children (Dhutrastra and Pandu) of the two widows of Vichitravirya through niyoga. The maid also went for niyoga and gave birth to Vidur. Niyoga with widows and their children were accepted as Dharma. Bhisma abducted Gandhari from Gandhar for his blind nephew, Dhutrasta. The kin Shakuni (5Y), losing the dynasty, then became the key conspirer to destroy the kingdom of Hastinapur. The story reveals that the family was not getting brides from the respected families of Kshatriyas of those days.

Arjun, the son of Indra won Dropadi in Swayamvar by wield and string the bow, hits the fish eye. But Dropadi had to marry all five Pandavas and to live as a common wife of them sharing bed with each one of them for a year in turn and gave birth to five children (Prativindhya, Sutasoma, Srutkarma, Satanika and Srutsena). They didn't survive in the war of Mahabharata and the son of Abhimanyu, Parikshita became the successor of the crown of Hastinapur. From maternal side, Abhimanyu was a son of Subhadra, the Yadava sister of Lord Shri Krishna. 

Dhutrasta the eldest son of Ambika and Vichitravirya was denied the Throne, on the argument of his blindness. But when Pandu went to forest after the curse, he was made the King with compromised law. The third son Vidur was not made King because he was a son of a maid, though his father was the same Ved Vyasa. Gandhari, the wife of Dhutrasta delivered 101 children through pots (present day test tube babies). They were the legitimate children of Dhutrastra. Pandavas were not the Children of Pandu, but were the children born out of Mantras of five deities. 

Nobody has discussed the killing of innocent forest dwellers in Khandavprashtha. In Varnavat, the Nishad mother and her five children were given sedative food and were killed in fire replacing Kunti and Pandavas. Nobody has discussed the events of killing of unarmed Lakshman, the son of Suyodhana by Abhimanyu. Nobody has discussed the abduction of Lakshmana, the daughter of Suyodhana, by Samba the son of Lord Krishna. 

Pandavas followed the code of the society and Suyodhana followed his inner voice. Whatever Pandavas did including sharing Dropadi as common wife, gambling her on Chausar, marrying Rakshashi Hidimba, marrying Naga princess; killing of Bhisma, Drona, Karna, Suyodhana, etc, by violating war rules, were called Apad Dharma. And whatever Suyodhana did making Karna and Eklavya the Kings by breaking the caste system, winning Dropadi in Gambling after she insulted him by calling a blind son of a blind, her molestation, killing of Abhimnayu, etc, were called Adharma. His question of the legitimacy of Pandavas on the Thorne as illegitimate sons of Pandu was never been answered.

Bhishma, Vidur, Drona, Kripacharya, Karna all joined hands with Sutodhana, but were defeated against the wisdom and strategy of Lord Krishna. Both the sides were lead by Mamus (Shakuni and Krishna) in strategy. Pandavas won the war and their side was identified as the side of Dharma. None in the story can be identified as the "Pure Kshatriyas", still it was a Dharma, opposing the lower caste to participate in power.

धर्मो रक्षति रक्षित:'dharmo rakhshati rakshtia "Dharma Protects those who protect the Dharma" . But the Dharma vary, from place to place and from people to people. 

History is written by the victors. Yato Jayas Tato Dharma.

18 July 2016

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Hindu marriage, a tie for 7 lives

Hindu marriage, a tie for 7 lives

Hinduism believes in the theory of rebirths and the fate, marriages are made in heaven. The Seven circle around the holy fire tie the couple for 7 lives. And in each life, they tie and add on more lives and make the tie eternal.

This is Hindu month of Ashadha, the days of Gauri Vrata by the unmarried girls. They observe partial fast for four days (11-15) and worship Goddess Parvati to get husband of choice. And once they marry, they sustain with the relation forever, how so ever the husband may be. Padyu Paniyu nibhavi levanu! The culture comes from the ancient tales. One of the tales of Savitri-Satyavan was very popular.

Savitri a beautiful daughter of a king was searching for a prince/husband of her choice. One day she reached a dense forest, where dwelt a king old and blind who had lost his kingdom, living in a small hut with his wife and son. The son Satyavan, a handsome prince, serving his parents by bringing food by chopping wood and selling it in the countryside. Savitri fell in love with Satyavan, selected the penniless prince as her husband. Satyavan was carrying a curse, and had life of a year only. But Savitri remained firm in her decision and married to Satyavan. After a year, when the last day of Satyavan's life arrived, she went with him in the jungle, tired Satyavan lay down resting his head in Savitri's lap, and a tall dark figure, Yama, the God of Death come to take Satyavan. When the soul left the body of Satyavan and Yama was about to leave, Savitri ran after him and pleaded either to take her with him or to give back Satyavan. Finally Yama asked her to demand a boon. Wise Savitri asked to have wonderful sons. Tathastu (so be it), Yama granted her the boon. But how can I have sons without my husband? Yama had to surrender to her love demand and returned the life of Satyavan. A Hindu woman can bring her back from death. Love is blind. Savitri chose a noble man, who had only a year to live, married him and brought him back from death with her love and devotion.

Lakshmi met a daughter of a modern Savitri Satyavan couple Rameshbhai and Sharadaben (52-50 years age) in Surat yesterday. When Rameshbhai's liver died due to jaundice 12 years ago, she donated a piece of her liver, and gave him new life. Again, when both of his kidneys died, 10 years ago, she donated her one kidney and extended his life further. And he suffered from lymphoma cancer, she rigorously followed up his treatment and saved his life. Rameshbhai is fighting for his life line and Sharadaben is giving fight to Yama, as a real ardhangini (better half).

Marriages in Hindus are not only for sex and for reproduction but a companionship of living life in all colours, in happiness and in sorrows, giving strength to each other to fight out the challenges. The seven circles around the fire are not limited to seven pledges of life but eternal ties of seven bodies, the sthoola (physical), Sukshma (subtle), Karan (reason), Manas (mind), Atmik (Soul), Divya (pure), Brahma (eternal).

The Hindu couple in their Happiness or in Sorrow, always sing, Janam Janam ka Sath hai, nibhane ko; sau sau baar, maine Janam liye.

Happy Gauri Vratas. Let they get husband of their choice!

17 July 2016

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Memory Box, the magic of 2%

Memory Box, the magic of 2%

Human brain has 100 billion neurons, each one is connected with 10,000 other neurons creating a circuit of 100 trillion connections.

Average adult at rest, inhales 7 litres of air (11000 litre/day); inhales 18 % O2 (tracheal air mixed with fresh air) and exhales 16% O2. In net, our body consume 2% oxygen from each breathe and that become the food of our brain and the cells. Nitrogen remain constant in exchange(78%). Carbon dioxide (CO2) inhalation is .04% and exhalation is 4%. Food the organic compound (Glucose) react with O2, CO2 produced (glycolysis) with release of high amount of energy that is used for all life processes: thinking, sensing, the beating of the heart, the movement of our muscles, etc.

Look at the magic of this 2% O2, the neurons register, record and recollect thousands of events and information in seconds.

If neurons carry the memories, than how could we see dreams of unknown events. We create characters, places, language and live a whole life in the dream. We feel happy or sorrow according to the events in the dream. Many well known personalities (Buddha, Mahavir, etc) have remembered their past lives. How could the information retrieved in the neurons of their bodies? There are theories to transcendent across the memories of other brains. One can read the thoughts and memory storages in other minds. How could this be possible?

Alzheimer destroys memories. Increasing age reduces the functions of the neurons.  Neurons are the necessity to carry memories. The question is where the memories are stored? In the neurons? Or neurons are the medium to transmit the memories stored elsewhere. Prima facie, when neurons die or don't get enough oxygen to function, we lose our memories or find it difficult to recollect details. But with treatment when the neurons starts functioning, we recollect the memories. For a moment we forget, but with a note or with a small reminder of an event, the whole file get opened with full details. Is the memory stored with the neurons or with us? 

Hinduism believes that when the physical body dies, the subtle body made of four components (mind, wisdom, chit/memory, ego) leaves and take rebirth as per it's desires following principle of theory of karma/action. The driver carries the four. He carries all information and whenever get an instrument, transmit the information. The physical body and its parts are just an instrument to facilitate the action of the driver. Therefore, in supreme stage of the awareness, one can speak without mouth, touch without skin, see without eyes, hear without ears, smell without nose. The five gyanendriyas and karmedriyas are for manifestation of our physical actions of this mortal world. 

Swaroop agyan made us small, otherwise, all universes and all memories rest in us. We are the centre of the Creation. हरी ओम्!
ॐ पूर्णमदः पूर्णमिदम् पूर्णात् पूर्णमुदच्यते | पूर्णस्य पूर्णमादाय पूर्णमेवावशिष्यते || ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः || 


13 July 2016

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Urban Gujarat on Cleanliness Mode

Urban Gujarat on Cleanliness Mode

We have declared Kadi municipality, the first ODF city of Gujarat. Now on 15/7/2016, Honourable CM of Gujarat, Smt Anabdiben Patel will declare Surat Municipal Corporation (4.5 million), the first ODF (population above 1 million) of the Country. Great working culture and traditions established by the great Commissioners of the Surat city have built the path of better governance of this one of the fastest growing cities. The way population is growing with the immigrants, it will take over Ahmedabad in another 15 years and will become the biggest city of the State.

Our mission is to declare entire urban Gujarat ODF by 15 August 2016, that includes 8 Municipal Corporations and 162 Municipalities. The task is gigantic, but Team Gujarat, with its hardworking, is making it easy. The work of providing Individual toilets to all houses is almost over. In few isolated cases, where individual toilets are not possible to build, public toilets/pay and use toilets/mobile toilets have been provided. The Third Party Checking is in progress. They are checking rigorously ward to ward and preparing the list of deficiencies. Wherever, some discrepancies found, the civic teams are taking corrective steps immediately.

Our mission is to provide underground drainage to all cities. As most of them do have underground drainage system, but we are improving their network to cover the new growth areas. We are speeding up the pending work of house connections to the drainage system where the new lines have been laid. Some of the STP works are in progress and some will find appropriate designs so that the treated waste water will be used for industrial and other non potable purposes.

Our mission is to ensure 100% door to door garbage collection. Segregation of waste at the source is our greatest challenge, that we shall meet through the IEC. Our street animals are using the wet waste mostly, therefore the model of waste to energy hasn't picked up well till date. But with new technology, we may find better solution to this problem too. Regular collection of waste and dumping sites management is our challenge that we shall address on priority. We shall build a model in which, the waste will be collected on a call. We shall implement the GoI's Solid Waste Management Rule 2016 in it's verbatim.

Our mission is to provide safe potable drinking water through tape water connections to all the household. We have been succeeded in doing so in 80% households, and the remaining will be covered on priority. Tons of thanks to the Executives who have built the Narmada water greed and Mahi Pariej water greed, these are supplying drinking water to more than 7900 villages and 115+ cities.

Our mission is to make all the Public places clean: the bus stations, the vegetable markets, the hospitals, the educational campuses, the markets, etc. With the cooperation from the people of the cities and by capacity building of the civic bodies, we are planning a mechanism of permanent solution.

Humans need Oxygen and they generate Carbon dioxide. How could we forget our friends, the Oxygen Cylinders, the "Trees"? "Green Cities Clean Cities" is our motto. We are planting trees and trying to ensure tree guards with watering mechanism so that the survival ratio improves.

Further more, DP, TP, FSI, vertical buildings and more open space for the use and movement of the people living in the cities, infrastructure, slum clearance, wall to wall surface cover, better mobility, etc, will lead our agenda in the coming days. Within a year, 51 services will be provided online through eNagar.

You are requested to write constructive suggestions to make our cities better. Gujarat, the growth engine of the Country will lead from the front.

Thank you to all who have contributed in the development of Urban Gujarat.

12 July 2016

Monday, July 11, 2016

Republic of Korea, a model of Spectacular Growth

Republic of Korea, A Model of Spectacular Growth

Republic of Korea (South Korea) a peninsula with 100,140 sq km area of which mountain cover is 70%, with a population of 48 million people among them 47% have no religion, 23% Buddhist, 18% Protestants, 11% Catholics, 1% other religion. It is well known in the world with its spectacular growth in the last 30 years. Freedom of religion is guaranteed by the Constitution in Korea. As a result, large numbers of people believe in no religion, concentrating on their present life with comforts and happiness. 

A Mongolian race people are simple and social like Asian culture. Males earn and give money to the wives and enjoy food and drinks. (they bow down to their wives for demanding money and love: ton juseyo, sarange juseyo everyday!) The females are the backbone of the country as they look after family, finance, farming and jobs. 

Rice still remains the staple of most Koreans. Korean meal accompanied by various side dishes. A Korean traditional meal is not complete without kimchi, a mixture of various pickled vegetables such as Chinese cabbage, radish, green onion and cucumber. Kimchi are prepared with red chili powder and garlic and are soaked in a tasty liquid. People didn’t get vegetables for many months due to the cold climates. Tin late November or early December, Korean families used to prepare enough kimchi to last long winter. The kimchi was stored in large clay jars partially buried to maintain temperature and retain flavour. Now there are refrigerators to preserve kimchi. It is considered hot food with lot of red chilies (not near to the hotness of Indian food). People eat everything including fish, cells, crabs, octopus, chicken, duck, pork, dogs, etc. Pork and coffee become popular in the new generation Koreans. 

The creation of Hangul in the early Joseon period was a key turning point in the history of Korean literature. King Sejong the Great (1392-1450), one of the wisest and most outstanding kings of Korean history has developed Korean written language ‘Hangul’ with the help of scholars. The Korean alphabet has 24 characters; 14 consonants and 10 vowels. They are unique because, consonants are made by following the shape of the pronunciation organ and vowels are made by combining of 3 elements '', which symbolize the sun, earth and people, the most fundamental features in the universe. Every Korean word is made of the combinations of the consonants and vowels. For us few sentences were important. ‘an nyong ha se yo’ to greet; ‘ol ma ye yo’ to ask price; ‘kka kka ju se yo’ to demand discount and ‘gam sa Ham ni da’ for thanks.  

A Japanese Colony from 1910-1945 was liberated in 1945 was almost destroyed in civil wars between 1950-53 and got divided into North Korea and South Korea following Communist Government and Capitalist Government respectively. Russia supported the North Korean communist troops to destroy South Korea. USA guarded South Korea against the attacks. Approximately 28000 USA soldiers are camped here to guard the country. Both the brother countries spending very huge amount of budget on their defense, the same like Pakistan and India. United together, Korea can surpass Japan.   

South Korea has followed Capitalist Economic Policies of Export Oriented Industrialization; Industrial sequencing starting from Labour Intensive Industries (Textiles, Garments, toys, etc.) to Capital Intensive Industries (Electronics, Car, Ship, Oil Refinery, Civil Works, etc.) to High Value Added Industries. It has 10% large, 20% medium and 70% small industries. The size of the economy is 15th in the world. It’s export ratio is 43.4%. Samsung, LG, Hyundai, PASCO are the market leaders in the field of electronics & home appliances, car and constructions respectively. 

A story of Samsung started with a small company to make black & white TV in 1969, now reached to earn revenue of $148.9 billion with operating profit of $14.7 billion in 2011 is very encouraging for any entrepreneur. It is global no.1 in TV, monitor, smart phone, DRAM, DDI, NAND Pash; global no.2 in printer and LCD panels. Sony of Japan is trailing in losses and Samsung is competing with Apple. A thrilling story of a poor young man stealing a cow from his father sold it and came to a city, working in a rice shop, lifting bags on shoulders and moving with a bicycle, developed a giant industry PASCO in construction industries is one of the examples of the Korean’s strength and dedication to grow.    

In 1963, workers in the agriculture, forestry and fishery sectors accounted for 63% of the total labour force. This figure dropped to 6.6% in 2010. By contrast the share of tertiary industry grew from 28.3% of employed people in 1963 to 76.4% in 2010. In the 1970s and 1980s, the government focused on the cultivation of a skilled workforce.

Its President Park, Chung Lee (1960-1978) who gave a mold to the country to follow path of Development Dictatorship said, “In human life, economics precedes politics or culture.” Large number of people believes that religion is an obstruction against growth as it kills desire of the people to become the best. 

The country with a GNI Per Capita $63 in 1953, $1000 in 1977, $11385 in 1995, $7000 in 1997 (financial crisis), $20320 in 2007 has reached to $29010 in 2010. It was a country receiving Grant-in aid in form of consumer goods till 1960; received development assistance in form of technical cooperation & loans during 1960-70; and a Donor country since 1990. It has established Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) in 1991 and Join OECD/DAC in 2010.

It has organized Asian Games in 1986, Olympic Games in 1988. Korean youths are very good in Archery, wrestling, judo, taekwondo, badminton, boxing, shooting, TT, weightlifting and handball. 

Some say that Korea is an American puppy.  They are copying America. Christian faith has made strong inroads into the country. Coffee has replaced tea. People prefer pork to sea food. They have followed the same democratic model of USA with a directly elected President and two parliamentary houses, Congress and Senate. American President lives in White House, Korean President Lives in Blue House. USA started FEMA (Federal Emergency Management System), Korea started NEMA (National Emergency Management System). Koreans are marching ahead copying Americans in the interest of the people of Korea.

Korea has a lot to offer visitors; a peninsular country with picturesque valleys, mountains, rivers, beaches, ancient temples, royal palaces, sculptures, pagodas, archeological sites, fortresses, folk villages and museums. Seoul the capital is the world’s 10th largest city with the glistering facades of soaring skyscrapers and bustling traffic represent its vibrant present. Busan is the second largest metro city with beautiful beaches located at the southeast of the country. Jeju, a honeymoon island is the centre of tourist attractions.

Don’t miss a chance visiting Republic of Korea, A Model of Spectacular Growth.  

Gamsa Hamnida

22 April 2012

Rahu in Scorpion

Rahu in Scorpio and Saturn in Libra will establish Rule of Law
(Only for the believers)

I was looking at planetary movements and the vents happening around and was wondering, whether there is any link between political turmoil and Rahu’s presence in Scorpio. Rahu entered Scorpio the depleted sign of Moon on 6/6/11 and will remain there till 22/12/2012. 

In past, Rahu was in Scorpio from 30/3/74 to 12/10/75 [Allahabad conviction, declaration of emergency (21/3/75), Navnirman agitation, MISA, suspension of elections, politicians in jail] and from 12/11/55 to 15/1/57 (period of Mundhra scam of LIC followed by resignation of Finance Minister TT Krishnamachari).

What is seen in present public environment? Opposition attacking the ruling parties, pressures on governments, CBI/SIT inquiries, politicians and babus in Jails, people’s unrest, demand of Lokpal, price rise and economic crisis, scams uncovered, active judiciary with landmark judgments, commissions and committees to decide important issues, active print and electronic media, etc.

It seems that the trend may continue in 2012. 

We saw new rulers in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya after mass agitations.

The Saturn has entered in moon sign Libra since 15/11/2011 and will remain there for 30 months except some period of retrogative movements. Libra is an escalated sign of the Saturn, therefore, the strength of Saturn is at its pick. Libra is a sign of balance and justice. As it moves ahead, it will bring fortunes to many and will establish the rule of law in the country. Those who have managed judiciary for some time will now come under the scanner of the Lady Justice. The Lady Justice wearing blindfold (objectivity), balancing the scales of truth and fairnesswill prevail at the end. 

Jupiter is in sign Aries making Gajkeshari yoga for people having moon sign Aries will change sign in May 2012. At present, the Saturn and Jupiter aspect over each other indicates the victory of diplomacy. Those who follow diplomacy will survive.  
The positive or negative results due to the movement on Rahu, Saturn and Jupiter will depend on individual’s janma lagn, navansh, vishotari, planetary position with degrees in his/her horoscop and gochar movements of planets. 

Those who have interest in personal reading need an astrologer who can read it! 

Satyamev Jayate.

11 January 2012

NB: Jyotish is an indicator not reality

Press Points to remain Healthy

Press Points and Be Healthy free of cost!
Start with GV meridian
Happy New Year 2012

Most of us are spending more time of our life sitting on a chair in a fixed posture.  Sitting on a back seat (left side) in a car (to prove seniority!) has spoiled many backs by travelling thousands of kilometers with jerks in a long AIS career of 35-36 years. Britishers did give us a post of massager to relax and repair the body but the democratic kings didn’t like this luxury (!) to the officers and the facilities mostly been withdrawn. 

Now it is a time for self treatment. The Chinese method of acupressure does come for our help. It is technique of pressing specific points to balance the energy in various organs of the body. 

There are 12 meridians in the body; 6 are yin (structural) and 6 are yang (functional). Heart, pericardium, spleen, lungs, kidney and liver are called Yin. Small intestine, triple warmer, stomach, large intestine, urinary bladder, gall bladder are called Yang. 

There are two extra ordinary meridians namely Governing Vessel (GV) and Conception Vessel (CV). GV and CV are located on the centre of the body both sides. 

Urological, kidney, lumbago, sciatica, cervical spondylitis, psychosomatic and neurological disorders, migraine, etc. are signs and symptoms of the disorders of the GV.  Starting from the coccyx to upper lip, it has 28 points; 14 on the spine cord and 14 on neck- head- nose and upper lip. Two fingers left and right of the spine has many Urinary Bladder points addressing the disorders of head, neck, lumbago, legs, etc. 

A gentle massage on the centre line from upper lip to last segment of the spine coccyx and massage on UB meridian points (two fingers left and right of the spine cord) will make our life better than before.  

Therefore, start the New Year 2012 by pressing your back and front points free of cost and enjoy the Happiness and Prosperity of the Year 2012.

We wish you all a Very Happy and Prosperous New Year 2012. 

Shubham Bhavatu Kalyanam.

Yours truly,
31 December 2011

NB: “Do you remember the song of Sat saheli? Ek saheli ka miya tha accupressurist, raat bhar roaya chhone na de, points dabaye ghadi ghadi…” (don’t ask this question to my wife!)

Baba and Peace

Baba and Peace

There are many Babas in India. Some are known, some unknown. Some are liked  and some are not liked by the intellectuals!

During my election duty in Bihar in 2006, I happened to meet couple of Babas. I asked a question to one of them, 'how to identify a Saint in Babas?' 

The Baba answered, 'the way you get relief and rest under the tree after walking a long distance in summer afternoon; one get peace of mind with release of heart burns once go near to the Saint.' The  magnet of peace attract large number of people around them.

I had opportunities to meet many such Saints and experience peace of life.

It is a matter of faith. But don't miss trying and experiencing it when you have a chance to meet them. They may not give you health and wealth but surely remove the fire of heart and make you peaceful.

Ohm Shanti Shanti Shanti:

21 December 2011

Check what we eat, what we drink

Check what we eat and what we think.

Our happiness depends upon the internal factors as well as external factors.

Let us check the internal factors (atma bodh) first.

A mind control breathes and breathes control the mind. The speed and length of breathes determine the status of our mind and moods. 

Patanjali Yogsutra has suggested ‘Ashtang Yog’ (yama, niyama, asana, pranayam, pratyahar, dharna, dhyan and samadhi) to improve the ‘panch koshas’ (annanmay, pranmay, manomay, vigyanmay and anandmay). Of which aasanas and pranayams are popular. Following path of ashtang yoga can improve our physical and mental health.

Food also plays important role in quality, length and output of life. A famous phrase ‘Jaisa anna vaisa mann’, indicates the importance of our food items. It is said that thoughts are the refined and smallest form of the food we eat. Our mind (Brahma) is the place for generation of thoughts. Thoughts are coming and going. But the thought which holds our attention, starts getting energy and life (Vishnu). The series of such thoughts develop our nature. The nature put us in actions and the actions bring positive or negative results in our life.

Therefore, let us check up first, the food cereal(grasses) grains (carbohydrates).
Vegetarians are called grass eaters by non-vegetarians! But cereals are grasses only. Therefore, all of us are grass eaters! 

There are many cereal grains, i.e., wheat, rice, millet, jowar, barley, maize, etc. But most of us eat wheat and rice mainly. As both the grains can be preserved for a long, they have captured the major position in our food basket. 

As we grow older, the metabolism rate goes down and the digestion system gets weaker. As some hormones are getting off, the taste of tongue plays major role in our ‘vanprashtha’. As we eat as per the taste of tongue and unable to digest, the body mass index get adverse. It increases load over our heart pump and damage the quality and length of life. 

Wheat is good for strength of bones and muscles. But the ‘gluten’ in wheat gives stomach pains. Therefore, rice eaters are uncomfortable with wheat. Those who have complaints of heaviness of stomach, indigestion can stop taking wheat for some days.

Rice is cold in nature and it increases sperm count (major reason of population explosion in Asia!). Those who have inflamed intestines and edema over naval centre can stop eating rice for some days. 

Pearl millet (bajari) is a big source of iron. If taken with buttermilk (folic acid), it improves the hemoglobin and in turn improves brain and body functions. But it is hot in nature, therefore generally eaten in winter. Winter is on, therefore, enjoy bajari with buttermilk. 

Those who have heat problem in stomach can opt for Jowar. It is cold in nature and calms down the bowel movement. It is good for ‘rogy’ (going for stools many times!). Those who have constipation can take ‘harde’ after the meal.

Barley popular by its product Beer, is good for regeneration of cells. It is said that neurons can’t be regenerated once lost. But barley regenerate them. Beware; there is prohibition in the state. Better to eat chapattis of barley or mix barley with wheat. It is good for those who have fire (pitta) problem. It stabilizes the fetus and prevents miscarriages. 

Maize/corn a food for tribal/indigenous people make them very strong and hard worker. It needs physical movement to digest it. It is cold in nature and create gas, therefore, can take ‘harde’ after the meal.

Choice of cereal is yours!

Shubham bhavatu kalyanam.

15 December 2011

Mortal Body

Dear Colleagues,

We have worked in many departments. Let us understand our own two major departments: Mortal and Immortal, Jad and Chetan, Prakriti and Purush, Body and Atma.

We are Immortal, Chaitanya, Purush, Atma. We have body. We are not the body.

Let me explain the Mortal, the Body today.

We have 5 bodies, i.e. Annamay Kosh, Pranmay Kosh, Manomay Kosh, Vighyanmay Kosh and Anandmay Kosh. Five cells, bodies. The same can be explained by Sthool, Sukshma and Karan sharira.

The physical body is Annamay Kosh (5 tatva: akash, vayu, agni, jal and prithvi), the breathing system is Pranmay Kosh (5 pran: pran, apan, udan, vyan, saman), the mind is Manomay Kosh (5 karmendriya and 5 gyanendriya: eyes, ears, tongue, nose, skin), the buddhi/wisdom is Vighyanmay Kosh and the happiness is Anandmay Kosh.

Each body needs energy and maintenance to survive. Each one has problems, which we call diseases.

Our ancient Rishis have developed various methods/therapies to treat each body and get the best out put.

Right regular food, pratyahar and Asanas are medicines for the physical body, the Annamay Kosh.

Deep breathing and Pranayam are medicines for the Pranmay Kosh.

Sankalp-Vikalp Chintan, Yam, Niyam and Dharna are medicines for Manomay Kosh. 
Yam, Niyam are useful for Annamay and Pranmay kosh too.

Manan, Nidhidhyasan (to practice) and accepting the right path are for Vighyanmay Kosh.

Samadhi, Samata, Santosh are for Anandmay Kosh.

The health of one body affects the others. Similarly, the problem of one can lead to problem to others. 
Good Health of physical body leads to healthy breathing system, which leads to healthy mind. 
Healthy mind selects the correct path and leads the life in happiness, joy and peace. 
The repairing of one of them definitely improves the others, but repairing of all will make the life best.

Let us examine the deficit we have and try to fill it up with the right way.

Our body is mortal but it is like a machine or a car. It can run longer and efficiently if we take care of its energy, repairs and maintenance. 
Older the car/body it needs more care and maintenance.

The young car holders shall drive it fast but beware of accidents! 
The old car holders shall use it carefully and look after the maintenance.

Shubham Bhavtu,

 15 February 2009

Body Engine, repair by Accupressure

Dear All,

I hope you have observed your body clock very carefully and identified the weak organ of the body, which does not tolerate the heavy flow of energy during maximum Qi time and feeling scarce of energy during the minimum Qi time. 

As a theory the mother gives away energy to the son and the son takes away energy from the mother. The mother-son theory applies in acupressure. The mother points and son points have been identified for each organ. 

One has to simply sedate the energy during the maximum Qi time and tonify the energy during minimum Qi time. The four hours treatment can definitely improve the quality of life of an individual.

Please look at the following table again with the additional information of sedation and tonification points.

Organ Clock Time
Maximum Qi
(Son point)
Anti-organ Clock Time
Minimum Qi
(Mother point)
Large Intestine
Small Intestine
Urinary Bladder
Triple Warmer (spine)
Gall Bladder

The sedation and tonification are being done by pressing the son and mother points respectively during the organ clock time. This can be done by pressing the points with fenugreek seeds or magnate or applying colour. The black colour sedates the energy and the red tonifies the energy. Simply apply the theory for few days, see the change and thereafter confirm the above findings.

Now you need the locations of the above points for the treatment. There are two ways. One can use the original points located on the body or the dummy points on the palm-fingers of the hands. Both are OK, but the original points are more effective. As the palm-fingers points are easy to locate, people generally use them for the treatment. The males can use the left palm-fingers and the females can use right palm-fingers.

Now get ready and wait, I shall send you the body chart soon.  

Do participate and enjoy the body game!

4 November 2008
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