Drink the Milk and Spare the Holy Cow–Prana Kishore

Drink the Milk and Spare the Holy Cow to live a blessed Life in this Birth-Prana Kishore

Hindu  Sacred Cow – Kamdhenu  Body is Full of Hindu Gods

kamadhenu cow

 

Kamadhenu is often addressed by the proper name Surabhi, which is also used as a synonym for an ordinary cow. Surabhi means fragrant, charming, pleasing, as well as cow and earth. It can specifically refer to the divine cow Kamadhenu, the mother of cattle who is also sometimes described as a Matrika (“mother”) goddess. the sacred cow, who is regarded as the source of all prosperity in Hinduism

Frederick M. Smith describes Kamadhenu as a “popular and enduring image in Indian art”. All the gods are believed to reside in the body of Kamadhenu—the generic cow. Her four legs are the scriptural Vedas; her horns are the triune gods Brahma (tip), Vishnu (middle) and Shiva (base); her eyes are the sun and moon gods, her shoulders the fire-god Agni and the wind-god Vayu and her legs the Himalayas. Kamadhenu is often depicted in this form in poster art. Another representation of Kamadhenu shows her with the body of a white Zebu cow (known as humped cattle or Brahman cattle ) crowned woman’s head, colourful eagle wings and a peacock’s tail. A cow, identified with Kamadhenu, is often depicted accompanying the god Dattatreya. She also symbolizes the Panch Bhuta (the five classical elements)

Origin

The Mahabharata (Adi Parva book) records that Kamadhenu-Surabhi rose from the churning of the cosmic ocean (Samudra manthan) by the gods and demons to acquire Amrita (ambrosia, elixir of life).

 As such, she is regarded the offspring of the gods and demons, created when they churned the cosmic milk ocean and then gifted to the Saptarishi, the seven great seers. She was ordered by the creator-god Brahma to give milk, and supply it and ghee (“clarified butter”) for ritual fire-sacrifices.

The Anushasana Parva book of the epic narrates that Surabhi was born from the belch of “the creator” (Prajapati) Daksha after he drank the Amrita that rose from the Samudra manthan. Further, Surabhi gave birth to many golden cows called Kapila cows, who were called the mothers of the world.[

The cow has been a symbol of wealth since ancient Vedic times. However, they were neither inviolable nor revered in the same way they are today.

The cow was possibly revered because Hindus relied heavily on it for dairy products and for tilling the fields, and on cow dung as a source of fuel and fertilizer. Thus, the cow’s status as a ‘caretaker’ led to identifying it as an almost maternal figure (hence the term gau mata).

The Cow was also venerated by Mahatma Gandhi. He said: “I worship it and I shall defend its worship against the whole world,” and that, “The central fact of Hinduism is cow protection.” He regarded her better than the earthly mother, and called her “the mother to millions of Indian mankind.”

Cow milk is the most compatible with human mothers milk then any other species in existence. This is because the DNA of the cow was specifically constructeds to be harmonious with mammalian human DNA. So it can be clearly understood that cow DNA was designed so humans could benefit from cows products being milk, cheese, butter, cream and yoghurt.

Even in the Old Testament of the Bible which applies to both Christians and Jews in Issaih, chapter 66 verse 3 we find: He that killeth an ox is as if he slew a man. He that sacrifices a lamb is as if he slit a dogs neck, he that offereth it as an oblation is as if he offered swines blood, he that burneth it as incense as if he blessed an idol. Yea they have chosen their way and their soul delighteth in their abominations.

Nepal – In Nepal, the cow is the national animal. The Nepalese have a festival called Tihar (Diwali) during which, on one day called Gaipuja, they pay worship to cows

Burma- The beef taboo is fairly widespread in Burma, particularly within the Buddhist community

In Zoroastrianism- The term “geush urva” means the spirit of the cow and is interpreted as the soul of the earth

 China

The beef taboo, known as niú jiè (牛戒), has historically been an important dietary restriction in China, particularly among the Han Chinese

Japan

Historically, there was a beef taboo in Japan

Egypt

The ancient Egyptians sacrificed animals, but not the cow because it was sacred to goddess Hathor, and also due to the contemporary Greek myth of Io, who had the form of a cow.[55]

In Egyptian mythology, Hesat was the manifestation of Hathor, the divine sky-cow, in earthly form

Leather

A Muslim would not accidentally purchase pigskin leather,and a Hindu would avoid cow leather.

Non-Vegetarians  and  Westerners

The word “The Holy Cow”  is mentioned by westerners in  Times of  Crisis.

The Holy Cow which gives Milk to us and babies.The Holy Cow which Gives Butter, Cheese,yoghurt

We  Buy Milk Every day and  Drink  Milk or Coffee or Tea  with Milk as source for Calcium ,Strength

Lets Not use that strength to Kill the Holy Cow and  Eat it as Beaf.

 For those of you who are eating Beef Pl Re-Evaluate Your Life Truthfully.

 Are You Really Happy Now?  Do you Have Inner Peace?

Are You Able To Sleep Well?   Are You Able To Digest  Without Heart Burn Medicines?

Just Stop Eating Beef For A  Month And Watch Your Life Gaining

Peace ,Happiness  Like Never Before.

( Where are the animals which ate Human Beings? Extinct !!!

Such is the Power Of Nature and Super Natural Powers in all religions  )

 Drink the Milk and Spare the Holy Cow to Live a Blessed Life in this Birth

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Magic Number 108 in All Religions-Prana Kishore

The Magic Number 108 in All Religions-Prana Kishore

108 beads

The Significance of the number 108

The Indian Subcontinent rosary or set of mantra counting has 108 beads. 108 has been a sacred number in the Indian Subcontinent for a very long time. This number is explained in many different ways.

The ancient Indians were excellent mathematicians and 108 may be the product of a precise mathematical operation (e.g. 1 power 1 x 2 power 2 x 3 power 3 = 108) which was thought to have special numerological significance.

Powers of 1, 2, and 3 in math: 1 to 1st power=1; 2 to 2nd power=4 (2×2); 3 to 3rd power=27 (3x3x3). 1x4x27=108

Sanskrit alphabet: There are 54 letters in the Sanskrit alphabet. Each has masculine and feminine, shiva and shakti. 54 times 2 is 108.

Sri Yantra: On the Sri Yantra there are marmas where three lines intersect, and there are 54 such intersections. Each intersections has masculine and feminine, shiva and shakti qualities. 54 x 2 equals 108. Thus, there are 108 points that define the Sri Yantra as well as the human body.

9 times 12: Both of these numbers have been said to have spiritual significance in many traditions. 9 times 12 is 108. Also, 1 plus 8 equals 9. That 9 times 12 equals 108.

Heart Chakra: The chakras are the intersections of energy lines, and there are said to be a total of 108 energy lines converging to form the heart chakra. One of them, sushumna leads to the crown chakra, and is said to be the path to Self-realization.

Marmas: Marmas or marmastanas are like energy intersections called chakras, except have fewer energy lines converging to form them. There are said to be 108 marmas in the subtle body.

Time: Some say there are 108 feelings, with 36 related to the past, 36 related to the present, and 36 related to the future.

Astrology: There are 12 constellations, and 9 arc segments called namshas or chandrakalas. 9 times 12 equals 108. Chandra is moon, and kalas are the divisions within a whole.

Planets and Houses: In astrology, there are 12 houses and 9 planets. 12 times 9 equals 108.

Gopis of Krishna: In the Krishna tradition, there were said to be 108 gopis or maid servants of Krishna.

1, 0, and 8: 1 stands for God or higher Truth, 0 stands for emptiness or completeness in spiritual practice, and 8 stands for infinity or eternity.

Sun and Earth: The diameter of the sun is 108 times the diameter of the Earth.

Numerical scale: The 1 of 108, and the 8 of 108, when added together equals 9, which is the number of the numerical scale, i.e. 1, 2, 3 … 10, etc., where 0 is not a number.

Smaller divisions: The number 108 is divided, such as in half, third, quarter, or twelfth, so that some malas have 54, 36, 27, or 9 beads.

Islam: The number 108 is used in Islam to refer to God.

Jain: In the Jain religion, 108 are the combined virtues of five categories of holy ones, including 12, 8, 36, 25, and 27 virtues respectively.

Sikh: The Sikh tradition has a mala of 108 knots tied in a string of wool, rather than beads.

Chinese: The Chinese Buddhists and Taoists use a 108 bead mala, which is called su-chu, and has three dividing beads, so the mala is divided into three parts of 36 each.

Stages of the soul: Said that Atman, the human soul or center goes through 108 stages on the journey.

Meru: This is a larger bead, not part of the 108. It is not tied in the sequence of the other beads. It is the quiding bead, the one that marks the beginning and end of the mala.

Dance: There are 108 forms of dance in the Indian traditions.

Pythagorean: The nine is the limit of all numbers, all others existing and coming from the same. ie: 0 to 9 is all one needs to make up an infinite amount of numbers.

We have listed below 108 Upanishads as per the list contained in the Muktikopanishad . We have arranged them in four categories according to the particular Veda to which each of them belong.

Rigveda(10): Aitareya , Atmabodha, Kaushitaki, Mudgala, Nirvana, Nadabindu, Akshamaya, Tripura, Bahvruka, Saubhagyalakshmi.

Yajurveda(50): Katha, Taittiriya , Isavasya , Brihadaranyaka, Akshi, Ekakshara, Garbha, Prnagnihotra, Svetasvatara, Sariraka, Sukarahasya, Skanda, Sarvasara, Adhyatma, Niralamba, Paingala, Mantrika, Muktika, Subala, Avadhuta, Katharudra, Brahma, Jabala, Turiyatita, Paramahamsa, Bhikshuka, Yajnavalkya, Satyayani, Amrtanada, Amrtabindu, Kshurika, Tejobindu, Dhyanabindu, Brahmavidya, YogakundalinI, Yogatattva, Yogasikha, Varaha, Advayataraka, Trisikhibrahmana, mandalabrahmana, Hamsa, Kalisantaraaa, Narayana, Tarasara, Kalagnirudra, Dakshinamurti, Pancabrahma, Rudrahrdaya, SarasvatIrahasya.

SamaVeda(16): Kena, Chandogya, Mahat, Maitrayani, Vajrasuci, Savitri, Aruneya, Kundika, Maitreyi, Samnyasa, Jabaladarsana, Yogacudaman, Avyakta, Vasudevai, Jabali, Rudrakshajabala.

Atharvaveda(32): Prasna , Mandukya, Mundaka, Atma, Surya, Narada-Parivrajakas, Parabrahma, Paramahamsa-Parivrajakas, Pasupatha-Brahma, Mahavakya, Sandilya, Krishna, Garuda, Gopalatapani, Tripadavibhuti-mahnarayana, Dattatreya, Kaivalya, NrsimhatapanI, Ramatapani, Ramarahasya, HayagrIva, Atharvasikha, Atharvasira, Ganapati, Brhajjabala, Bhasmajabala, Sarabha, Annapurna, TripuratapanI, Devi, Bhavana, SIta.


The Significance of the number 108

We must agree that all measuring systems are merely reference frames. They give us a starting point. It doesn’t really matter if you call them farenheits or cycles. All science is based on fundamental assumptions of the mechanics of this universe. Yet, these assumptions, if correct, connect like building blocks.

Much in the same way, the number ‘108’ is just a reference frame. It is symbolic of a bigger picture: that of humility. When devotees recite 108 Hanuman Chalisas, in their minds they believe, they are proving their love for God, and that there is in fact a need to prove their love. When devotees assign a 108 names to Shri Ganesh, they are once again gauging their devotion through numbers.  What is important is that a system is there to guide us through the fundamental struggles encountered in any evolutional process. Otherwise, chaos and anarchy follow and nothing gets done.

Having said that, I will show you justifications from a few subcultures in India. Obviously, I consider the Vedic rationale to be the most consistent with the fundamental laws of this universe. The others have borrowed and built, but it still smells of Vedic beginnings.

In present times, we can find many rationales for the proliferation of ‘108’ throughout our scriptures. In fact, this number seems to garner its unfair share of attention from myriad cults and faith systems around the world. I will give you a few justifications that have been brought to my attention.

JYOTISH SHASTRA {VEDIC SYSTEM}
This universe was created by the five elements: space, air, fire, water and earth. From these elements came the three attributes: Raj {birth}, Sat {protection} and Tam {destruction or death.}

The mathematical or geographical evidence proves that one circle has 360 degrees in space. Why is this circle or wheel of life considered to be of 360 degrees only? If we take a circle and start dividing it using the four elements and three attributes, all the logic can be observed.

The circle itself, is considered the first element of space, since we must consume space in drawing a circle. In this space {or circle}, the four remaining elements and three attributes create the idea of time. The circle is divisible by the product of four elements multiplied by three attributes. This involves the belief that the three attributes exist in the circle. By moving three times, each element completes its revolution.

So now we have the number 12 {3 x 4}. This division gave birth to our 12 months, and also to the 12 horas {1/2 of the day or Ahoratri}. We now have 360 degrees as well as 12 divisions. We can now further divide the wheel of time: there are 27 fixed stars (nakshatras) along with three attributes that divide the time in smaller portions. So this 27 + 3 = 30 is interpreted as 30 degrees or days of one part of the wheel (circle) or month. All of this is only half of a day. The night is yet unaccounted for. Therefore, we multiply these 30 degrees by 2. This gives us our reference of 60 seconds in a minute.

Thus the 360º x 30º = 10,800. Zero {0} is considered ‘Purna’ or complete. So we take out the last zeros and are left with 108. The idea of our total universe is represented by this number of 108. Offering 108, devotees believe that they are showing ultimate or complete respect to the Supreme.

There are many other justifications but all can be traced back to this system. A few are explained below:

SHOSHU BUDDHIST
Followers use 108 beads in their malas. They implement the following formula:
6 x 3 x 2 x3 = 108
6 senses [sight, sound, smell, taste, touch, thought]
3 aspects of time [past, present, future]
2 condition of heart [pure or impure]
3 possibilties of sentiment [like, dislike, indifference]

BUDDHA’S FOOTPRINT
All Buddhists accept the Buddha Footprint with its 108 Auspicious Illustrations. These areas are considered to have been marked on the Buddha’s left foot when his body was discovered.

BUDDHISM
108 beads on the Hindu maalaa {rosary}
108 Arhats or Holy Ones

HINDUISM
108 Gopis {consorts} of Lord Krishna
108 Holy places for Vaishnavas
108 beads on the Japa maalaa {rosary}
108 Upanishads
108 Divyadeshes – Divine or Sacred Tirtha throughout India and Nepal
108 sacred water taps in Muktinath – Nepal

TANTRA SHASTRA
108 Pitha {Sacred Places}
The story goes that Lord Shiva was in deep and incessant meditation. His asceticism was creating great heat in the universe. All existence was in peril and Lord Brahma was deeply concerned. Lord Brahma asked the Mother of the Universe, Maa Shakti, to use Her strength and wile to seduce Lord Shiva. Maa Shakti agreed and was born as Sati, daughter of Shri Daksha. Lord Shiva was so entranced by Sati’s asceticism and extraordinary beauty that he took human form and they were married. Years later, at a feast, Sati’s father insulted Lord Shiva. Sati was so humiliated that she began a deep meditation which led to her immolation. Lord Shiva was completely heart broken. He reached into the sacrificial fire and pulled out as much of His beloved’s body as he could grab. As He ascended to heaven, bits of Sati’s body fell to earth. 108 bits to be precise! In time, these places were acknowledged and worshipped.

SANATANA DHARMA
In a book by Khurana, the explanation closely mirrors the original Vedic justifications:
A circle has 360 degrees, which when multiplied by 60 gives us 21,600 minutes in a circle. 60 comes from the 60 ‘ghatis’ which Sanatana Dharmiks believe in. One ghati is equal to 24 minutes and 60 ghatis come to 24 hours.

One ghati is divided into 60 parts or ‘palas’.
So the 60 ghatis multiplied by 60 palasa comes to 3,600.
This is further multiplied by 60 (becase a pala contains 60 vipalas) which gives us 21,600.
Half of this is for the day, and the other half for the night. So, 21,600
divided by 2 gives us 10,800. For practical purposes, we use 108.

Using the number 108 helps us coordinate the rhythm of time and space & we remain in harmony with the spiritual powers of nature.

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Lord Rama’s 10 Principles For Happiness – Words Of Wisdom

Lord Rama’s 10 Principles For Happiness – Words Of Wisdom

 Following are some selected Words of Wisdom from Rama as relayed in the books on Rama that were written by Shakuntala Bodas.

 Happiness is the attitude of your mind. The mind needs to be trained to be at peace and filled with joy. Man is truly rich when he is fearless, unworried and at peace with himself.

No matter what the wealth of a man, if he yearns for more, he is poor. The wealthy man is the one who is beyond desires!

It is not the action, but the motive behind the action that is important! (Example: If a man kills another for his tennis shoes he is considered evil. If a man kills someone to protect children from being killed by another his act is noble and he is a hero to all. Yet in both cases, a man was killed.)

It is best not to criticize, for one gets into the habit of doing so. Learn to see God in everyone and everything!

 When we feel or display hard feelings toward others we create an opening for an attack from them and thus we suffer.

 Look within for peace and bliss!

 Cowardice is sin!

 God proves the devotee by means of severe ordeals. He tests his faith, endurance and patience. (I keep asking God, why do you keep testing my patience, you know I do not have any!)

 It is the nature of Rama never to leave any person who He comes into contact with him. That person may be pious or sinful, but Rama is the same toward that person. (Rama always refers to Himself in the third person and I can attest to the truth of His statement. It reminds me of Jesus telling His disciples I am with you always! They are/were one and the same and their statements reflect this.)

The Will of God is expressed in the Laws of Nature!

 We have to learn how to enjoy the Bliss of the sound sleep state in an awakened state.

 The happiest ones in the world are those that have the least number of desires. If you divide the number of desires fulfilled by the total number of desires you have, that will give you a measure of your happiness. If you have one good thing happen to you and you have no desires (1/0) your happiness becomes infinite

 Each person has a role to play in the cosmic drama. When a person egoistically determines that he is responsible for the part he plays; he is in trouble. He should perform his part and leave the credit for and the result in Gods hands, mentally relinquishing any egoistic part in the event. To make our will the Lords Will is the only sure way of eliminating the ego. (The reason that this has to be done is because if we have the slightest trace of ego we will never see what we really are, Divine! All that really exists is the One of which we are all a part.)

 Rama says attainment of the egoless condition is Realization of the Self!

 Life is not fair. Not true, life is completely fair, but not when considered within one lifetime. However, if we all have lived many lives then the experiences of the present life are caused by previous lives and thoughts. Rama said that all desires are eventually fulfilled for everyone, in this lifetime or the next, etc.

The personal ego of a Self-realized man does not disappear. It is under control of the Self. The man acts, appears as a man, seems to take pride in His actions, but the Self is really directing the show.

Surrender completely to the Divine, but have something worthy to surrender.

Total surrender has great strength in it. It brings down Lord Almighty to the side of the devotee; thereby the devotee becomes full of joy and happiness.

The mystic cultivates a spiritual yearning so that he may see his Beloved in all beings in nature and in space too!

Rama’s Ten Principles for Happiness-

Make Shri Rama Your Role Model

1. Remain wakeful and make a constant conscious effort to speak the Truth with your physical and mental organ of speech

2. Sound health is a very useful aid for you in spiritual progress. Thus try to keep your physical body healthy by eating properly and exercising regularly.

 3. Chant constantly the name of God with each breath in and out, faithfully and devotedly keeping your goal in mind and remaining wakeful.

 4. Avoid the habit of taking intoxicating drugs or alcohol which gives rise to lethargy.

5. No power on earth can take away my cheerfulness, courage and joy. Let this conviction be an inseparable part of your life. Try to always remain cheerful and happy.

 6. As far as possible try to be helpful and charitable to others with your physical actions, beneficial positive thoughts and agreeable speech. Do not hurt any ones heart.

 7. Holy company, righteous thoughts the study of the sacred scriptures and good behavior are the four things to be practiced respectfully in life always.

 8. No matter what inconvenience and pain you may have to undergo, never ever hate others, especially your near and dear ones. Make a continuous effort not to be disturbed, disappointed and restless.

 9. Leave aside laziness. With enthusiasm and regularity observe the disciplines of the spiritual practices and other observances for the complete development of the personality.

 10. With the remembrance of God and a pure, guileless and cheerful smile, try to perform your daily activities in the Light of Fearlessness, Unity and Bliss of that Supreme Being.

A life lived – based on these ten principles

will become enlightened and perfectly happy!

 

Bliss comes from within. It dwells in the heart! We must cleanse our hearts of all worldly impurities and then the ever Blissful Lord will shine out with His Glory and Blazing Light through all the pores of our bodies!

Vedic Time Line-Gods Consiouness is Dropping in Kali Yuga

Man has been on the earth a lot longer than generally accepted. Space images taken by NASA reveal a mysterious ancient bridge in the Palk Strait between India and Sri Lanka.
The recently discovered bridge is made of a chain of shoals 18 miles long. The bridge’s unique curvature and composition by age reveals that it is man made. Legends as well as archeological studies reveal that the first signs of human inhabitants in Sri Lanka date back to a primitive age, about 1,750,000 years ago and the bridge’s age is also almost equivalent.
This information confirms the mysterious legend of the Ramayana, recorded to have taken place in the Treta Yuga (more than 1,700,000 years ago). At that time the inhabitants in the world were much more spiritual than they are today. 

In this epic, a bridge is discussed which was built between India and Sri Lanka under the supervision of Rama, considered to be an Incarnation of God. Rama went to Sri Lanka to save his wife Sita who had been abducted by Ravanna, a demonic king of the era who terrorized the religious people in India. 

The reason that God manifest Himself as Rama was to rid the world of Ravanna who was terrorizing religious souls. These religious ones were the ones that prayed to God, beseeching Him to protect them.

Yugas

In early Indian literature, there are periods of history written about that contain multiples of 432,000 years. According to the Vedic system 1,000 Yuga cycles equals One Day of Brahma. The lengths of “time” in the Satya, Treta, Dvapura and Kali yugas are 4, 3, 2, and 1 times an interval of 432,000 years. 

Within these immense periods of time the human life span decreases from 100,000 years in the Satya-yuga (the Golden Age), to 10,000 years in the Treta-yuga (the Silver Age), 1,000 years in the Dwapura-yuga (the Bronze Age), and finally 100 years in the Kali-yuga (the Iron Age). All these numbers are multiples of 108, the number of beads in Eastern prayer necklaces. Rama lived in the Treta Yuga.
A Yuga cycle consists of four yugas, or 4.32 million years. A thousand yuga cycles equals One Day of Brahma or 4.32 billion years. 

It is told that in the Satya Yuga everyone had God consciousness. In the Treta Yuga it dropped to 75%; in the Dwapara Yuga it dropped to 50% and in the Kali Yuga (this age) it dropped down to 25%. If this is correct, it is easy to see why this age is fraught with the selfishness that has led to so much strife in the world. Even in this age, this generation has less God consciousness than the previous one. Heaven on earth is very difficult thing to achieve in these times

Vedic Time Line

Ramayana in 2 Pages

Ramayana in 2 Pages is part of Hinduism in one page blog for  quick reading of the basics in just 2 pages for people who are busy in their life but want to read and learn about Ramayana Fast.Period:Treta Yuga is 1,296,000 years.

Rama is said to have been born in the Treta Yuga to King Daśaratha in the Ikshvaku vamsa on 10 January, 5114 BCE.The story’s original version in Sanskrit is known as Valmiki Ramayana, dating to approximately the 5th to 4th century B.C. Every One Must be proud and Blessed to read Ramayana  Listen to Eka Slokaam Ramayanam Entire Ramayanam in Just 4 Lines Sang and composed by Prana Kishore  in his album “Om Shri Rama Hanuman Raksha” at www.pranakishore.com or I Tunes, Amazon World Wide

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The Ramayana (Sanskrit: रामायण, Rāmāyaṇa, IPA: [rɑːˈmɑːjəɳə Tamil: இராமாயணம், Irāmāyaṇam] ?) is one of the great epics of India. It is ascribed to the Hindu sage Valmiki and forms an important part of the Hindu canon (smṛti), considered to be itihāasa.[1] The Ramayana is one of the two great epics of India, the other being the Mahabharata.[2] It depicts the duties of relationships, portraying ideal characters like the ideal father, ideal servant, the ideal brother, the ideal wife and the ideal king.The name Ramayana is a tatpurusha compound of Rāma and ayana (“going, advancing”), translating to “Rama‘s Journey“. The Ramayana consists of 24,000 verses in seven books (kāṇḍas) and 500 cantos (sargas),[3] and tells the story of Rama (an avatar of the Hindu preserver-God Vishnu), whose wife Sita is abducted by the king of Sri Lanka, Ravan. Thematically, the Ramayana explores human values and the concept of dharma.[4]

Verses in the Ramayana are written in a 32-syllable meter called anustubh. The Ramayana was an important influence on later Sanskrit poetry and Indian life and culture. Like the Mahābhārata, the Ramayana is not just a story: it presents the teachings of ancient Hindu sages (Vedas) in narrative allegory, interspersing philosophical and devotional elements. The characters Rama, Sita, Lakshman, Bharata, Hanuman and Ravana are all fundamental to the cultural consciousness of India, Nepal, and many South-East Asian countries such as Thailand and Indonesia.

There are other versions of the Ramayana, notably the Ramavataram in Tamil, Buddhist (Dasaratha Jataka No. 461) and Jain adaptations, and also Cambodian, Indonesian, Philippine, Thai, Lao, Burmese and Malay versions of the tale.————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

Ramayana in Two Pages

Ramayana is one of the two greatest epics of Hindu Mythology. This epic was written by the great writer Valmiki in Sanskrit and it was translated into many languages eventually. The story of Ramayan takes plac in Treta Yug, the second of the four yugas. Lord Vishnu is born in the avatar of Rama in this yuga.

Dasharatha is the king of Ayodhya and he has three wives, Kousalya, Sumitra, and Kaikeyi. He has four sons-Rama, from Kousalya; Lakshman and Shatrugna from Sumitra; and Bharata from Kaikeyi. Everyone in the family loves Rama the most and his father likes him the most too.

Vishwamitra, a great saint takes Rama and Lakshmana along with him to kill the evil powers so that he could perform the Yagas and rituals without any disturbances. Rama kills the demons and on their way home, Rama wins the Swayamvara of Sita, the daughter of Janaka Maharaja. All the brothers get married eventually.

Dasharatha thinks that time has come to make Rama the prince. Mandhara, an evil old lady pollutes Kaikeyi’s mind and since Kaikeyi has the power to ask Dasharatha for two wishes, she asks him to send Rama to forest for fourteen years and to make Bharatha his heir. Dasharatha couldn’t do anything and Rama after knowing about the whole matter accepts to go to forest. Sita and Lakshmana go along with him. They don’t know that Dasharatha died just after they have left the palace. Meanwhile Kaikeyi gets to know her mistake after her son tells her that he is ashamed of being her son.

After returning to the palace, Bharata gets to know about the events and goes to forest to request Rama to come back and be the king. But Rama refuses saying that he had to follow his fathers duties and gives Bharata his sandals. He goes to Ayodhya and rules the territory by keeping Rama’s sandals on the throne.

After sometime, a lady demon called Shurpanaka comes to the place where Rama is living and loves Lakshmana at the first sight. When she tries to seduce him, Lakshmana cuts her ears and nose. She goes to her brother, Ravana, the king of Lanka(now called Sri Lanka) and tells him about what happened. While telling this, she also tells him how beautiful Sita is and Ravana decides to take revenge on Rama.

He sends a golden deer to the place where Rama resides and Sita loves it and asks Rama to get it for her. Though Lakshmana warns Rama that it looks like soeme evil power, Rama goes to fulfill Sita’s wish. The deer which is an evil power makes Rama run after it for a long distance. A frustrated Rama kills it with an arrow. But the evil deer which transforms into an evil person cries out Sita, Lakshmana while dying. This worries Sita and she asks Lakshmana go and see if his brother is safe.

 Lakshmana says that it is just an evil plan and he tells her that nothing could happen to his brother. But Sita orders him to go and he has no option but to go. He draws a line around the hut they live in and pleads her not to cross that line under any event till they are back. After he leaves, Ravana comes in the form of a begger and asks for a some fod. Sita gets food and he asks her to come near and offer the food. Hesitatingly she crosses the line and he immediately transforms into his original self and with his magic power he makes the land on which they are to fly and he takes her to his empire.

After returning to the hut, Rama and Lakshmana find Sita missing and goes in search of her. On their journey, they meet some people who have seen in which direction Ravana went and follow the path they said. They meet Hanuman who is destined to help them. While going in the sky, Sita takes off all her jewelery and throws them by keeping in a cloth and tying it. The package falls in Hanuman’s hands. He shows Rama the jewelry and they recognize them as Sita’s. Hanuman is half human and half monkey and there are many people in that race, called vanaras, who are the followers of Sugriva, whom Rama saves from his evil brother. They decide to help Rama with Hanuman as the head of the lot.

Eventually they find that Ravana took Sita with him and he is the king of Lanka. Hanuman has the power to fly over oceans and he goes to Lanka to check if Sita is present there. He sees her and talks to her and says that Rama has sent her. He asks her to come with him but he says him that she would come if Rama takes her with him. But it is not possible to pass the ocean between Bharath(India) and Lanka. With the help of stones and rocks, the vanaras build a bridge across the ocean.

Rama, along with Lakshmana and the vanaras cross the bridge and go to Lanka. After a very long battle, Rama kills Ravana and brings Sita along with him. They come to Ayodhya after the fourteen years exile and Rama is crowned as the king.

Bhagavad Gita in One Page

Bhagavad Gita in One Page is part of Hinduism in One Page Blog.Many people are curious or eager to know about Bhagavad Gita.But many of them do not have the time to search and read pages and pages about Bhagavad Gita.

Good intentions always do not yield good results.Prana Kishore  wants  to dedicate this blog to the busy people  to help them read and learn the basics in just one page, with the Hope that they will do further reading later.

During the battle of Maha Bharath  between Pandavas and Kauravas at Kurukshetra Near Delhi in India Arjuna saw all of his uncles and relations with whom he has to fight.He got depressed and told Lord Shri Krishna that he cannot fight his own relations.Lord Shri Krishna’s  historic 21 Minutes   Discourse and Advise to Arjuna  is This Bhagavad Gita which till todays is used by both spiritual and management experts to solve management problems and Real life problems.

Bhagavad Gita in One Page – 21 Minutes Of Krishna’s Discourse To Arjuna  

The Bhagavad Gita is to Hindus what the Bible is to Christians, what the Koran is to Muslims and what the Daamapada is to Buddhists. The Bhagavad Gita is a condensation of the Upanishads into the form of Vedanta Philosophy for easy understanding. Vedanta is the science of human life as it exists at all levels. Vedanta is that philosophy which energizes man so that the best in mankind can be unfolded. The Bhagavad Gita, then, is an indispensable guide to one who has embarked on a spiritual path. Fortunately, its teachings have gained appreciation beyond the boundaries of India and have now assumed the status of having universal interest.

Comprising of a dialogue that took place between Lord Krishna and his loyal devotee Arjuna, the Bhagavad Gita unleashes enlightenment in the form of divine knowledge and peace of mind. Krishna’s great teachings and philosophy were accurately recorded by the revered sage Vyasa. It is customary in Sanatan Dharma that whenever there is going to be a Divine descent that it is preceded by the birth of a talented sage whose purpose is for recording the events as they occurred.

Vyasa was endowed with such divine vision that he could even reflect on the spiritual potentiality of Krishna. He was even capable to bestow divine vision to Sanjaya, the loyal Minister of the blind king Dhritarashtra. In this manner, three blessed souls shared the nectar of Bhagavad Gita simultaneously. Arjuna was the direct receiver, Vyasa was the recorder and Sanjaya was able to narrate it to the blind king as he saw the events unfold himself. Together all three of them were the carriers of this great philosophy from one age to another.

The Bhagavad Gita impresses on the mind of man that the basis of existence, the goals of action and the certainty of death are all based on knowledge and understanding of the self. It illustrates the relationship of the individual soul to the Super soul. The core of the teachings is based on conquest and triumph. Virtues and righteousness becomes strength while vice and wickedness are derived from weakness. The Bhagavad Gita demonstrates that crookedness is created from cowardice and the feeble at mind becomes its prey, whereas action derived from manliness leads to freedom.

There are eighteen chapters in the Bhagavad Gita. The first six chapters delve deeply into the science of the individual soul and focuses on Karma Yoga. Chapter seven to twelve explores nature. Nature as it relates to reality with its contact through the senses and the intellect. These chapters are devoted to the definition of God and the cultivation of Bhakti Yoga or unflinching devotion to God. The last six chapters covers the relationship between the Super soul and the individual soul. This section shows how the Yoga of Knowledge or Gyana Yoga contributes to the purification of the faculty of understanding.

 The ultimate purpose of the Bhagavad Gita is to give mankind an opportunity to achieve perfection by allowing God realization to come within the grasp of each living human being.