When We Shake Off Rituals From Religions

When we shake off rituals and customs from religions the same vibration of meaningfulness and spirituality can be realized in all of them. Rituals and customs only provide architecture to a religio…

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Divinity In Thought

Induction of divinity in thoughts, words and deeds is cardinal part of any religious order.

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Hinduism Offers Management of Self & Society

By Promod Puri Seeking the divine spirit is a spiritual pursuit. And within that pursuit is the social aspects of the divinity which impact the Hindu mind to develop a personality of goodness. Divi…

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Meri Baat Aur Hai Maine To Muhabbat Ki Hai

Tum Mujhe Bhool Bhi Jaao To Ye Haq Hai Tumko
Meri Baat Aur Hai Maine To Muhabbat Ki Hai

Mere Dil Ki Mere Jazbaat Ki Keemat Kya Hai
Uljhe Uljhe Se Khayalaat Ki Keemat Kya Hai

Maine Kyun Pyar Kiya Tumse, Kyun Pyar Kiya
In Pareshan Sawalaat Ki Keemat Kya Hai

Tum Jo Yeh Bhi N Bataao To Ye Haq Hai Tumko
Meri Baat Aur Hai Maine To Muhabbat Ki Hai

Zindagi Sirf Muhabbat Nahin Kuchh Aur Bhi Hai
Zulf-o-Rukhsar Ki Jannat Nahin Kuchh Aur Bhi Hai
Bhook Aur Pyaas Ki Maari Huii Is Duniya Mein
Ishq Hi Ek Haqeeqat Nahi Kyuchh Aur Bhi Hai

Tum Agar Aankh Churaao To Ye Haq Hai Tumko
Maine Tumse Hi Nahin Sabse Muhabbat Ki Hai

Tumko Duniya Ke Gham-O-Dard Se Fursat N Sahi
Sabse Ulfat Sahi Mujhse Hi Muhabbat N Sahi

Main Tumhari Hoon Yahi Mere Liye Kya Kam Hai
Tum Mere Ho Ke Raho,Yeh Meri Qismat N Sahi

Aur Bhi Dil Ko Jalaao To Yeh Haq Hai Tumko
Meri Baat Aur Hai Maine To Muhabbat Ki Hai

Lyricist : Legendary urdu poet Sahir Ludhianvi

Meditation With Sound Of Brewing Coffee

(The following excerpt is taken courtesy the New York Times)

“Approach making your coffee the same way you approach meditating. Be completely here and now in the present moment, centering your attention exclusively on what you are doing and feeling. Being mindful of how you make your coffee shows you how to be mindful in every part of your life.” — Gloria Chadwick, the author of “Zen Coffee: A Guide to Mindful Meditation.”

Smell the aroma from the coffee grounds as you put them into the coffee filter. Breathe in their deep, rich, intense fragrance.

As you pour the water into your coffee maker, notice the clearness of the water, hear the gurgling sound. Listen to the first drops of water as they sizzle into the carafe; notice the color of the coffee.

Watch the steam that rises, swirling in the carafe; be mindful of the ethereal nature of your inner self.

Smell the first delicious whiff of your coffee as it begins to brew.

Listen to the sounds the coffee maker makes as it brews your coffee.

When the coffee is done brewing, let it sit for a moment or two to attain its full flavor.

Let yourself sit for a moment or two, to obtain the full flavor of meditating.

Meditation In Hiduism

Meditation in all its varied contemplation is a much- practiced Hindu tradition from ancient to the present times.

Hindu meditation is both secular and spiritual in its practice.

Seeking enlightenment is one reverent aspect of meditation which has its Vedic roots in Hindu spiritual traditions. However, the most favored and helpful feature of meditation in our day to day lives is to procreate a tranquil temperament amidst ceaseless chaos of personal anxieties and worldly troubles.

Meditation basically is an exercise of steering the mind toward a focus during the entire meditative period. And the focus can be any chosen or guru-given mantra, thought, some auditory sensation like breath, a sacred sound like Om, or even an object. Theoretically, it is a simple discipline, and its practice leads to serenity.

Meditation is an experience in relaxed contemplation which is cultivated thru concentrative state of mind.

In this contemplative mode, tranquility can be realized which releases a kind of energy to energize both our physical and cognitive faculties while the meditator braces in calm and cool sentiments.

One goal of meditation is to have complete relaxation of mind which involves no act of worldly or temporal thinking while traffic of thoughts moves on.

This posture is called thoughtless awareness. In this disposition, the meditator’s only repetitive and cognitive activity is to effortlessly dwell in focused mind. That is where the “power of now” can be realized, and that comes with practice.

“Power of now” basically is an act of contemplation on the present moment, and its very realization energizes the action. Once the act of staying in the moment of “now” is achieved then that very experience qualifies to be meditative as well.

Excerpts from “Hinduism beyond rituals, customs, and traditions”. Kindle Edition

Hinduism Beyond Rituals, Customs and Traditions. Paper Edition

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A Glimpse of Black History in U.S.A

(Pic.Juvenile convicts at work in the fields, 1903. Library of Congress/John L. Spivak)

What happened after slavery in the United States was abolished in 1865

Here’s how it worked. Black men – and sometimes women and children – were arrested and convicted for crimes enumerated in the Black Codes, state laws criminalizing petty offenses and aimed at keeping freed people tied to their former owners’ plantations and farms.

The most sinister crime was vagrancy – the “crime” of being unemployed – which brought a large fine that few blacks could afford to pay.

Black convicts were leased to private companies, typically industries profiteering from the region’s untapped natural resources. As many as 200,000 black Americans were forced into back-breaking labor in coal mines, turpentine factories and lumber camps. They lived in squalid conditions, chained, starved, beaten, flogged and sexually violated. They died by the thousands from injury, disease and torture. Courtesy: The Conversation

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Costa Rica the World’s happiest Nation

Costa Rica is the most environmentally advanced and happiest place on earth, according to Happy Planet Index. In 1949, Costa Rica took a big gamble eliminating its army and investing military funds into health and education. The decision has paid off on numerous fronts. promodpuri.com

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