Wednesday, August 31, 2011

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL MUSIC

The most beautiful music in the world is

your own heart beat.

It gives an assurance that you will survive

even when the whole world leaves you alone

Sunday, August 28, 2011

SADAKO SASAKI .. A JAPANAESE GIRL ..WE NEED PEACE IN THE WORLD

One small story i read in one tamil book.

It is a story of small child.  Her name is SADAKO. Full name SADAKO SASAKI. She belongs to JAPAN
.

When America put bomb in HIROSHIMA & NAGASAKI. There were 2 lakhs people died.  At that she was near HIROSHIMA she was two years old.  With the grace of god her family escaped from the bomb blast.

She went to school.  When she was 11 years old while she was playing she fainted. Doctor investigated and told she was having cancer.  Because of the bomb blast that laser has affected her and it is a killing disease.  She admitted in hospital and she too understand that she will die early.

But she does not want to die, she wants to live.  One day one of her friends SISUKO she came to see her.  She brought so many papers.  All the papers are square. Sisuko took one paper and she made A BIRD called Crane ("kokku") .  The japanese are worshiping this bird.  She informed sadako that donot worry you made 1000 Cranes (kokku) then  you will be alright.  This is our country's believe.

Sadoko catched that believe and start making that Cranes ( kokku).  Starting she did 20 kokku per day but day by day her helath condition has worsen she cannot make not even 3 per day.  However she dint quit that.  Whenever she is doing that Crane (kokku) she forget herself and she felt happy.

The last day 1955 october 25th she make only one Crane (kokku) after that she died .

She made 644 Cranes(kokkus).  She has to make balance 356 Crane (kokkus).  Her friends made the balance 356 Cranes (kokkus) and they completed sadako's wish.

Till her death sadako was believing that she will not die.  She never stopped making kokku.

All her friends wished to construct a MEMORIAL HALL.  For that they collected the money from the public and they constructed that memorial hall in the middle of HIROSHIMA and they put the name as "CHILDREN PEACE MEMORIAL HALL"  AND THEY WROTE THE FOLLOWING SENTENCE IN THE MEMORIAL HALL

"IT IS  OUR CRY

IT IS  OUR REQUEST

WE NEED PEACE IN THE WORLD"

EVERY DAY THERE ARE MORE THAN 100 CHILDREN VISITING THIS MEMORIAL HALL AND THEY ARE MAKING CRANES( KOKKUS) AND OFFERING TO THE STATUE OF SADAKO.


Sunday, August 21, 2011

Chennai woman continues fast in Hazare’s support

S. Sujatha, the only woman among the nearly 40 people on an indefinite fast here in support of Anna Hazare’s demand for a strong anti-corruption law, continued her fast for fourth day, saying it was the citizens’ duty to involve themselves in national affairs.
‘Indian citizens cannot outsource the future of the nation to rulers alone every five years and remain silent. They have to involve themselves actively in the affairs of the nation,’ the 40-year-old Sujatha, a a director in a business process outsourcing (BPO) company, told IANS.
Sujatha, mother of a 18-year-old daughter, is the only woman amongst the 37 in the fast organised by India Against Corruption (IAC),
Her husband T.A.P.Srinath was on fast along with her Tuesday and Wednesday but had to abandon it.
‘He had to withdraw on health grounds,’ she said.
Though feeling fatigued after four days of fasting, Sujatha is upbeat of continuing with her protest till the nation gets a strong anti corruption law.
‘Every Indian is a victim of bribery. I had to pay bribe to a government official to get a legal heir certificate after the death of my mother,’ she said.
Recalling yesteryears when corrupt people were socially boycotted by relatives and friends, Sujatha said: ‘Nowadays it has become fashionable to become corrupt. Look at the way the corrupt go to jail with a broad smile on their face. It was as if they have done a major service to the nation.’
‘I am going to socially boycott any person who is known to take bribe even if he/she is my relative or friend,’ she added.
Meanwhile, N.Balaji, another participant of the indefinite fast, had to be hospitalised here Friday post withdrawal from fasting on doctor’s advice early morning.
He was suffering from fever when the doctor advised him to withdraw from the fast, said Bhavana Upadhyaya, media coordinator for IAC.
In the morning, IAC had a brush with police who insisted on removal of hoardings placed on the roads, but gave way after the IAC members argued and demanded hoardings of all other organisations in public places be also removed.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Sultan - The Warrior', Rajini's next!

Sultan - The Warrior'

Actor Rajni's next cinema "SULTAN - THE WARRIOR"

  'Rana' will go on floors by late October or early November 2011.

'Sultan - The Warrior' will be a film with both live and animation scenes and plans are on to bring it out in 3D as well. The film is now being readied at a fast pace and will see an early 2012 release!

The film will have Rajini in his suave avatar as a warrior and give out some punch lines that will set a rage among the young, vouch those close to the team. The animation has been done at Soundarya Rajinikanth's Ocher Studios.

Not just that, the film will see rechristening and suitable titles for 'Sultan - The Warrior' are being zeroed upon currently, which will soon be announced officially.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

MENTA L IMAGE OF SUCCESS

Form the mental image of success and it shall be your's

You want a better position than you now have in business, a better and fuller place in life.

Alright,
 
THINK OF THAT BETTER PLACE AND YOU IN IT AS ALREADY EXISTING.  FORM THE MENTAL IMAGE, KEEP ON THINKING OF THAT HIGHER POSITION KEEP ON THINKING YOURSELF AS SUCCESSFUL.  KEEP THE IMAGE CONSTANTLY BEFORE YOU.

and - no, you will not suddenly be transported in to the higher job.....

in to the successful position, but you will find that you are preparing yourself to occupy that better position.

YOUR BODY
YOUR ENERGY
YOUR UNDERSTANDING
YOUR HEART 
WILL ALL GROW UP TO THE JOB

AND

AFTER HARD WORK
AND YEARS OF
PREPARATION

YOU WILL FIND THE SUCCESSFUL POSITION AND THE HIGHER PLACE IN LIFE.

 

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Vande Mataram Lata Mangeshkar - Anand Math Instrumental Music by Indian ...



Your are simply superb!
this is a difficult song to sing and only a genius of Lataji's stature could have done it ...
but to play the whole song on the keyboard with all its musical variations ....
just takes one's breath away. Little genius ...
hats off to you

Friday, August 12, 2011

HOW TO PERFORM AVANI AVITTAM ( SACRED THREAD FUNCTION)

 1. Kamo Kaarsheed Japam
Early in the morning after sandya vandanam/samitha daanam(for bachelors only) Kamo Karsheeth Japam is performed for 1008 times, to relive one of the deeds/sins done with or without one's knowledge and to get oneself ready for the maha sankalpam, .. and finally the Vedharambam.
2. Maha Sankalpam
This is a social / community activity, where all the brahmans gather on a river bank and do the sankalpam for getting rid of all the sins, etc.. and they mention different rivers, Gods, templs etc.. to specify their geographical location and then whether it be Caveri / Vaihai / Krishna they have a shower. After this everyone wears silk or new clothes (if available), etc.. and get ready for the grand ceremony.
3.Yagnopaveetha Dharanam
This is to rejuvenate and refresh one's spiritual energy and make oneself, eligible for the Veidc (Sroutha,Smartha Nithyanushtana Yogyatha) rituals , one changes the sacred thread and removes the old one saying it is old, broken (jeernam, kasmala, dhooshitam). There are 2 achamanams prescribed for this, - one for wearing a new poonal and another for removing the old one.
4. Kandarishi Tharpanam
Kanda rishis represent the rishis or sages for each chapter or kandas in the Vedas (Soma,Agni,Prajapathi, ..) and each of those Vedic rishis are given water / rice (tharpanam). People, who do not have their father alive, also do pithru tharpanam and thus this ritual ends.
5. Kandarishi Homam
In places where they do it elaborately with a Purohitar, they also do this, by first chanting Punyaha Vaachanam, and then invoking all the Kanda rishis, 7 rishis (Athri...) in the kumbam and then, invoking all of them int he fire and offering havis, kshana dandam (mixture of all fruits..,appam,sundal..) and offering it in the fire. after that Jayadi homam is performed.
6. Vedarambam
Officially, the Adhyayanam or Vedic classes start with vedarambam and critical lines /s tanzas (like Agni Meelee..) are chanted + Maheswara Suthram, etc... After this the rishis are thanked, offered naivedyam, karpooram.. and everyone, disperses tot heir homes, chanting the Vedas.
This is a more than 20000 years old tradition, which is preserved until today.
The first step is a 'prayashchita', A prayer to atone the sins. It says, "For the removal of all my sins and thereby to secure a divine blessing and for qualifing myself to perform the essential duties of Brahmanas as prescribed in the vedas and smritis and adopted by the really good in their conduct I put on this Yagnopavita (the sacred thread).
Then a new Yagnopavita is worn. When the thread is worn another mantra is recited which means -"I put on the sacred thread which is highly pure, is inseparable from God, is capable of prolonging life and is the foremost in the accomplishment of a Brahmana. May such pure Yagnopavita bring strength and dignity."
While removing the old thread, the mantra means -"I throw away the broken dirty old thread, may the new one bring on long life and Brahmana's brilliance."

Procedure of Avani Avittam

  • First the Rishi Tharpanam (offering prayers to the ancient Rishis) is read out.
  • Brahmin bachelors perform 'Samitha Daanam' and 'kamo karshith japam' after Mahasankalpam.
  • Thereafter, Kaanda Rishi tharpanam is performed with the help of family priest or elders.
  • As per the rituals, all the male members should have a light meal at night.
  • Next day after an early bath, 'Gayathri Japam' is read out by everyone. Thereafter, Appam & Idli are served.
  • Green Gram, Dhal or Kondai Kadalai Sundal are offered as Neivedhyam for the Homam (Fire ritual).
  • The Homam is performed either in the house or in temples and the Arti is performed after everyone returns home.
  • Naivedyam - Payasam, Vada, Gingely seeds, Rice. The other items that are served on this day are Curd Pachadi, Kosumalli Curry, Koottu, Pitlay, buttermilk, soup, rasam, dhal and chips, appalams.

Inner meaning

This day is also auspicious as the Brahmins offer libations of water to their ancestors to whom they owe their birth and to the great Rishis to whom they are highly indebted for spiritual knowledge and the Vedas themselves

For further reference please contact  http://www.hindu-blog.com/2007/08/significance-of-avani-avittam.html

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Friday, August 5, 2011

WHATS UP WITH JADEN... OUR BLESSING FROM GOD: SOMETHING ABOUT A "SPECIAL NEEDS" CHILD...

WHATS UP WITH JADEN... OUR BLESSING FROM GOD: SOMETHING ABOUT A "SPECIAL NEEDS" CHILD...

BENEFITTING HUMANITY

Thank god every morning when you get-up that you have something to do for somebody which must be done.

BEING FORCED TO WORK

FORCED TO DO YOUR BEST

WILL BREED IN YOU TEMPERANCE,

SELF-CONTROL

DILIGENCE

STRENGTH OF WILL,

CONTENT 

AND 



HUNDRED OTHER VIRTUES.

The penalty of  a selfish attempt to make the world confer a living without

contributing to the progress or happiness of mankind is generally a failure to the individual.

The pity is that when he goes down

he inflicts heartache and misery also on others who are in no way responsible.

THE MEN WHO TRY TO DO SOMETHING AND FAIL ARE INFINITELY BETTER THAN THOSE 

WHO TRY TO DO NOTHING THAT BENEFITS HUMANITY AND SUCCEED.

THE FEELING OF SUCCESS COMES FROM DOING SOMETHING FOR SOMEBODY .. 

BENEFITING HUMANITY

Thursday, August 4, 2011

ARE YOU A TRULY SUCCESSFUL PERSON

The following are the qualities of TRULY SUCCESSFUL PERSON

1.One who has  VISION and does not keep the truth to himself 

2. One who has PASSION FOR LIFE and is not ashamed to show it

3.One who  EXPECTS THE BEST FROM OTHERS  and   gives the best of himself

4. One who KNOWS HOW TO WORK and how to play

                   KNOWS HOW TO LAUGH and how to cry

                  KNOWS HOW TO GIVE and how to receive

                 KNOWS HOW TO LOVE and how to be loved

5. One who WHO BEARS HONOR IN HIS HEART

    one who can in the evening hourses, lie upon his bed and peacefully

    close his eyes knowing that he has done all that is within his power to  

    LIVE HIS LIFE FULLY AND FRUITFULLY,.