Tuesday, December 3, 2013

A Bhojana Mantra Chanted by Hindus Before Meals


A Traditional Prayer of Gratitude To the Source of Sustenance

ॐ अन्नपूर्णे सदापूर्णे शङ्करप्राणवल्लभे।
ज्ञानवैराग्यसिद्ध्यर्थं भिक्षां देहि च पार्वती।।
माता च पार्वती देवी पिता देवो महेश्वरः।
बान्धवाः शिवभक्ताश्च स्वदेशो भुवनत्रयम्।।
ॐ पूर्णमदः पूर्णमिदं पूर्णात्पूर्णमुदच्यते।
पूर्णस्य पूर्णमादाय पूर्णमेवावशिष्यते।।
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः।।
ॐ शिवार्पणमस्तु।।
Aum annapūrṇe sadāpūrṇe Śaṅkaraprāṇa vallabhe,
Jñānavairāgya siddhyarthaṁ bhikshāṁ dehi cha Pārvatī.
Mātā cha Pārvatī Devī pitā Devo Maheśvaraḥ,
Bāndhavāḥ Śiva bhaktāścha svadeśo bhuvanatrayam.
Aum pūrṇamadaḥ pūrṇamidaṁ pūrṇātpūrṇam udachyate,
Pūrṇasya pūrṇamādāya pūrṇame vāva śishyate.
Aum śāntiḥ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ.
Aum Śivārpaṇamastu.
Aum, beloved Shakti of Siva, fullness everlasting and fully manifest as this food; O, Mother of the universe, nourish us with this gift of food so that we may attain knowledge, dispassion and spiritual perfection. Goddess Parvati is my mother. God Maheshvara is my father. All devotees of Siva are my family. All three worlds are my home. Aum, That is Fullness. Creation is fullness. From Divine Fullness flows this world’s fullness. This fullness issues from that Fullness, yet that Fullness remains full. Aum, peace, peace, peace. Aum, this I offer unto Siva.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Proper guidance to drive a car is highly essential

There are various types of roads or surfaces in which the vehicles are driven. We must learn the tactics to face such challenges.The tutor must guide and teach various scenarios in which a driver would get into. Measures must be taken by the tutor to imbibe confidence in the driver. The driver should be capable of facing any situation and handling it immediately. Rules for
driving/parking must be thoroughly stated by the tutor. Unfortunately i find that this is more a (money making) business than an approach to teach car driving. The classes are held only for 21 days and each session lasts just for 2 hours.The vehicle is driven in the same routes, in which the driver would have become familiar within a few days. According to me, unnecessary importance is given to the placement of hands in the steer. As there was no seat belt in the car i was taught to drive, I was uninformed about its usage. Not much of hands-on exposure is present if the same routine is followed everyday. The fact that i dislike the most is the assurance of providing license after the classes get over, whether or not the driver has confidence in themselves. With more cars and trucks driven, care must be taken to avoid accidents and mishappenings. We need to test ourselves and use the vehicle only if we have self-confidence, because we know our purpose of living more than anyone else.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

My blog is still ALIVE..Yay !!!!

Hmmm.. Google has not deactivated my blogger account yet.. let me stay active by posting quite frequently from now onwards.. The reason for not publishing may be due to the existence of social networking sites.. where interactions are more..and you are sure that someone has read your post. It is not that i ran out of thoughts, it is just that it got posted somewhere else. I used to read many bloggers' posts, and found that it does give the writer an identity based on the topics or the presentation he chooses.. even the analytical skills and the choice of words to describe their thoughts provide greater help in improvising themselves. And hence the act of blogging could immensely help me out in almost all the areas.

Fine, here i start with and push myself to include good and interesting posts.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

He loves me.. he loves me not.. cries India

The Americans have chosen Barack Obama to represent their country.The Victorious Obama said that through their votes, Americans sent a message “that we have never been just a collection of individuals or a collection of red states and blue states.  We are and always will be the United States of America.”.All he promised during his campaign was to bring a CHANGE, for the good.Who does not wish to change if it will be for the good,and that too during the expected downfall.The Indians cheered for Obama,hoping he would hold hands with Indian government in every step he takes and would help our country's development. But the call from Obama to our PM didn't come soon enough he got elected. It was on Nov 12th that the  phone rang having Obama on the opposite side.The chat was formal and seemed like it was done for formality.Will there be an effect in India on Obama's win..? The Indian government need to act fast and be healthy to catch up with the hot United States. The world welcomes the new President ( who also is known as the Universal Ruler.. because he promises to solve the problems of US that affected the world..) and waits eagerly for his aggressive rules to bring a CHANGE.

Life in this fast paced world..

There are lot of things happening in and around this world.Many issues being analysed in depth by the related and the media persons. To hear a good news, we need to toil and wait for more time,and for bad,a bit of carelessness is enough.No one knows what is waiting for them in the near future.We are not the sole responsible for our own ups and downs.Still we perform our duties and wait eagerly to get what we deserve.Everyone in this world have a role to play and must play safe.We all have a precious life to live and strive to move forward on the right path.The earth doesn't stop revolving and let us not stop serving the land, after all its ours. :)