Monday, January 23, 2012

Who is a Brahmin - Swami Vivekananda's view

(The Complete Works of Swamy Vivekananda - Volume 3 - Lectures from Colombo to Almora)

The Brahminhood is the ideal of humanity in India, as wonderfully put forward by Shankaracharya at the beginning of his commentary on the Gitâ, where he speaks about the reason for Krishna's coming as a preacher for the preservation of Brahminhood, of Brahminness.  That was the great end. This Brahmin, the man of God, he who has known Brahman, the ideal man, the perfect man, must remain; he must not go.

It is the duty of the Brahmin, therefore, to work for the salvation of the rest of mankind in India. If he does that, and so long as he does that, he is a Brahmin, but he is no Brahmin when he goes about making money. You on the other hand should give help only to the real Brahmin who deserves it; that leads to heaven. But sometimes a gift to another person who does not deserve it leads to the other place, says our scripture. 

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Let Yesudas enter Sri Guruvayur temple of Kerala, says RSS-BJP

Source: CNN-IBN, Samvada.

Let Yesudas enter Sri Guruvayur temple of Kerala, says RSS-BJP

THRISSUR: Legendary singer K J Yesudas should be allowed to enter the Guruvayur Temple, opined BJP Thrissur district president Advocate B Gopalakrishnan, on Sunday.
“The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) had made it clear long back through  RSS ideologue Sri Ranga Hari’s book, ‘Ini Njan Unaratte’ (ഇനി ഞാന്‍ ഉണരട്ടെ ), that all believers should be allowed inside Hindu temples,”he said.

Monday, January 09, 2012

A blog posted on 1st June 2008 is still getting comments!!

A blog post created almost 4 years back.
And this is not a post related to money or stocks or property!
This was about the school going days of 70's and 80's.....
Even today, somebody commented on this and it is taking back the reader to his childhood days and getting appreciated!
Do you also want to travel back in time?
Then read the post here.

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Mr. Cent Percent!!!!

This is, Mr.Anand Kumar of Chandpur Bela (Patna, Bihar state) an Indian mathematician and a columnist for various national and international mathematical journals and magazines. He is best known for his "Super-30" programme, which he started in Patna in 2002 - He coaches economically backward students for IIT-JEE.

Failure is the stepping stone to Success
His dream of pursuing higher studies at Cambridge University was terminated by financial difficulties. He says, "I knocked at many doors in 1994-1995. seeking sponsorship to study at Cambridge. I sought help from the then Bihar Government. But, nobody helped me and I could not fulfil my dream"! This failure sprouted a faint flicker of hope and the hope became a dream. This dream has not only come true for him but for many who dared not to dream big. Today Anand Kumar is the proud brain behind Super 30, the free IIT coaching centre for talented poor students in Patna which has been hitting the national headlines two years in a row for its 100 per cent success rate.

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Vaikunta Ekadashi

Vaikunta Ekadashi

The Ritual
    Ekadashi is the 11th day of every fortnight of Hindu month. Every month is divided into 2 fortnights - Shukla Paksha and Krishna PakshaEkadashi is the 11th day in each of these Pakshas - Ekadashi means 11 in Samskrita. Vaikunta Ekadasi, is considered to be the most important Ekadasi in "Sri Vaishnava" tradition. Vaikunta Ekadasi occurs during the month of Margashira and is an important festival dedicated to Lord Vishnu (In Solar Calendar, this occurs during the Ekadashi of Dhanurmasa Sukla Paksha). According to Vishnu Purana, observing the Ekadasi Vrata on Vaikunta Ekadasi day confers the benefit equivalent to observing all the 23 Ekadasis of the Hindu Calendar year.