B is for Balance: Day-2

“Balancing is not just the act of weighing or measuring things to bring them to a equilibrium, it is an act of valuing and justifying things to bring out happiness from them.”

Have you ever thought on balancing? I mean not about balancing a pencil on your nose, or a stick on your hand or an apple on your head. I am talking about life. Balancing our life. It is known that just because there is perfect balance among nature, elements, gravity and climate on our Earth, we are able to live on this. Life is all about the balance. Equilibrium.

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Balancing life is just not balancing two different entities or things. Balancing life is a multi-balance technique which requires determination and effort from the person who is at the balancing hot-seat. There are many entities which we have to balance and all at once. Never easy. Balancing life is not as simple as balancing a balance sheet as in Accounts or balancing equations as in chemistry. Chemistry is tough, isn’t it? Balancing life is more complex. We have to balance things in our life just by guessing their weights. It is like balancing a stick in your hands by walking not on a rope, but on an ocean decorated with stones resting on it in a zigzag manner. Each stone stands for the entity you have to balance and if you fail to balance, you will go with the flow and drown. It is difficult to weigh things with our eyes.

That’s the reason why most of the people are unsatisfied with their lives. We guess weights of entities just by seeing their appearances rather than their nature. We balance the things with wrong weights and it disturbs the balance of our life and makes us stressful and frustrated. We hate entities for that reason and blame them saying it is unlucky for me, it ruined my life, life is not satisfying, life is monotonous. In one line, the root of all these things is that there is no balance in our life. You may have balanced the entities correctly but with their weights which you have assumed were wrong. That’s why there was no balance. So there is no way we can balance these entities?

Or is there an another way out? So what if we can’t weight the elements in our life to balance them, at least we can know their values in our life. We can value entities by our heart, which have room for 4 weighing pans. Heart measures values not weights. Balance them. Values may or may not be numerical. They are varying in nature. For example, Mr. X got 90, 80, 70, 60 in Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Sanskrit respectively. (No, not my marks). Just because he got higher marks in maths should he concentrate much on Maths? Or rather he should concentrate on Sanskrit? See, here we make a mistake. We try to make the most of what we have in higher value ignoring the things with lower values. Thus we disturb the balance.

Now you may say marks are values then how to get values of entities? Ask your heart. It is the balancing machine. It perfectly knows what you have in excess and what you lack. But it will never tell you. You should seek for it. Do what your tells you to do. We all know what we are strong at and weak at. We just don’t wanna show. But improve in veil. You don’t have to prove anyone. Get stronger. Get better. Live life large scale. But careful to balance what you do. Balance is the key for satisfaction. Balance your activities in order to meet your living style. Physically, mentally, socially, emotionally, morally and spiritually balance your life perfectly. Keep up to the things in which you are strong and improve on the things which you lack but need them the most. Balance the equation. Grab the satisfaction.

This is my post for day 2 of A to Z challenge on letter B. B is for #Balance. Balance your life well.

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Coming to the challenge, as the name itself says it is very challenging. On every day of month April, except Sundays, which makes it to 26 days, each participant should publish a post relating to the letter corresponding to the number of the day thus completing all the 26 alphabets. For example on day 1, the post should be on something related on letter A, on the second day it should be related to B and this goes on. Exciting? Isn’t it? Sign up and get your heads high for this challenge. Time is ticking, last day of signing up is 4th of April.

Tomorrow is the resting day for this challenge as it is Sunday. Thanks for reading. Have a great weekend. Make this month awesome.

Our life as in colorful shadows and consciousness

“Our life’s journey is similar to a light’s path. We constantly emit light through our soul and when that light hits or interferes with other bodies, their shadows are formed in our brain as Memories. The shade of shadows depends upon the intensity and time we spend with that other soul.” – Jackie Jain

Memories serves the best example of teleportation to the past. Within a second we travel to a world once we used to live in the past. Isn’t it great that we can feel it! We can see the pictures of our past in our brain, we can learn from them, cherish them and share them. How is it possible?! May be because they are stored in our brain as colorful pictures. They are held by neurons with the color values. In between white light and dark shadows, our colorful memories dwell.

You may have heard about a concept called ‘Colored shadows’! It is an interesting concept in which we can see the shadows of objects being colorful. For that to happen the light source have to be of different colors. If we focus different colored light sources on a body, due to the ‘principle of additive color mixing of light’ we can see multiple shadows each in different color, where each color being the reflection of color of each of the light sources. So when reading about this topic I got a crazy thought, are we all just the colored shadows? Are we just reflections of our thoughts? Do all we exist in real? Or we all are just like light which have hit an opaque body and we all are going through reflection, refraction, interference and diffraction of ourselves and other living beings being the light patterns of a different light source? Because our visible spectrum is very small when compared to the total light spectrum.

Is anything in this world real? Don’t say that just because you can see or you can feel things they are real. I mean what tells you whether they are real or fictional? For example what tells you that the featured quote of this post and what you are reading now is not related? What is making you compare and decide? How you can tell that your decision is right?

We didn’t create nature. We don’t know whether they are real. We learn from nature and get some ideas. We develop them into theories which may or may not be true. We just assumed what we believed as true and taught it to the world, which then became world wide accepted concepts. We all have right to learn and understand the basic principles of theories. Because they are not made by the flawless nature, they are made by humans. Not every theory is correct in its development and concept. We may have just fitted them so that they perfectly fit in a puzzle. For example nature gives a clue to one of our question as ‘a thing which is round and have the order of c o i _ ‘ and we assumed it to be coin and we made it a world wide accepted concept. But what if it was a ‘c o i l’ ? And when it comes to round, recently I was confused when I compared what I read and what we were taught at school!

Is our Earth flat? My eye hit this topic recently. Many colorful shadows have formed in my brain regarding this concept. There are a lot of videos in YouTube claiming this. First I laughed a lot, but slowly and slowly my laughter disappeared. Suddenly I started to believe what they said.  It was because of perfect explanation of each and every phenomenon. Just like the puzzle as above, I was confused. Our earth is round for sure, but is it sphere? Or is it like disc? I am not saying they are completely true about the theory. But they have fitted coin in the puzzle. Just think. Don’t compare what you are seeing with what you were taught. Just think afresh. Not only on this but on everything. No one said science is only for Scientists! Bring out the science in you. That’s our purpose. Don’t get distracted by the materialistic things.

Our consciousness level is just like a mapping technique. When we see something with our eyes we just see it with our lens, nothing more. It is our brain which recognizes what we see and then gives us the output. So thus there are answers in our brain. But we have set a wrong formula in our brain. We have set information which we were taught as true and the base of comparison. Then we compare everything with them being unaware of their truth and reality. So compare things with what you see and what you think they may work like. Who knows you may come with a different theory.

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We all should try to increase our consciousness level. We should try to tune in with frequency of nature and science. We should try to understand nature and science behind it. I am also on the same path. It is never easy but it is worth exploring!
So discover the colorful shadows of your life.

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Image source: Spiritual Cleansing

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Any hey… I am going to my home town in Rajasthan with my family for a 15 day tour which will start from 17th of this month. Yes, day after tomorrow. Not even couple of days are remaining. That’s why I was unable to read all your posts from some time. Ultra busy. Shopping, packing and planning. I am not sure whether I will be able to post when on tour, as it would become difficult to juggle. But I will try though.

And have you watched the 2nd trailer of Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War? Isn’t it great! Excited about it. But what happened to Spider man’s voice? 😛
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Wishing everyone a very very beautiful week ahead. Wish me happy journey in advance. And as always, thanks for reading.

The ancient History and science in it- from the lens of my recent travel experience

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. – Genesis 1:27

So I am occupied with the concept of our Ancient History and our origin recently. Not for the first time though, but for surely for the first time in 2016. I often time travel my thoughts back to those days when our civilization was still in its initial phase. How step by step we transformed ourselves and gained knowledge from and about our environment. But still I always doubt our origin and our purpose! Okay, let me be clear why all these things are now echoing in my brain. Actually I visited an Ancient temple with my family last week. The temple is near to Samalkot, East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh, South India.  I was amazed by the serene beauty the temple offered, but was shocked when the Pandit of the temple told that this temple was built around 9000 years ago. I was like, come again?! It is a Vishnu temple as said by the Pandit. He gave us a pamphlet and this is how he described the temple’s history to us.

Once upon a time there was a deep forest named Keekaranyam. A child named Dhruva lived there. He was the son of the king of that place. The mother of Dhruv was Suneeta. Dhruv’s step mother was against the decision of Dhruv becoming the king. Once Suneeta called Dhruv and told “You are meant to become the King and rule the kingdom in a great manner. For that you have to pray and perform austerity to Lord Maha Vishnu and get his blessings. With his blessings you will become the king. So start praying to him.”

By listening to this, Dhruv moved to Muni Sandilya ashram. Muni knowing Dhruv’s mind, called Dhruv. Then muni told Dhruv that “My son, You start praying to the divine form of Lord Vishnu. Perform Austerity to him. He will appear and fulfill your wish.” Then Dhruv started praying to Lord Vishnu. After some period, impressed by the prayers of Dhruv, Lord Vishnu appeared in front of Dhruv. But by seeing the divine and shining light of Lord Vishnu, Dhruv being a child got frightened. Seeing this Lord Vishnu spoke, “Son, Why are you afraid? I am in you. I am the same size as yours. Don’t worry” and saying this he reduced the intensity of his light and appeared in the form same as Dhruv’s height. Then he pressed the cheeks of the child, blessed him and turned into a statue. So because of this incidence, this statue is also called Shrungara Vallabha Swamy. It is also referred by the name “Tholi Tirupati”, which literally means “First Tirupati”. It is said that it was the first ever statue form of Lord Vishnu. Even some celebrities have visited this place and this temple was of great importance. Some of them include RudramaDevi, Vikramaarkulu and Queen Victoria. And Queen Victoria said that when her husband saw the statue, it appeared as 6 feet to him as he was 6 feet. It is also often said that the statue appears same the height of the viewer. Later idols of goddess Lakshmi Devi and Bhudevi were installed near the idol of Lord Vishnu. I too observed the statue as my height. But for that we have to stand at a distance. When I saw it from the place from where it is said to be seen, it appeared as if the ground is slightly sloped or at an angle, which made our point of view coincide with the statue’s place appearing to us as the same height.

When the Pandit finished his description I was in that place but my imagination has reached the sky. I mean to the stars. When he mentioned the name Dhruv, the first thing that came in my mind was Dhruva taara story which translates as Dhruva star. The story which we learned as children and were fascinated about the story. The story goes like this, Dhruv wanted to be seen by everyone in the world, so God converted him into a star, the brightest star! And also this history mentions that Dhruv got frightened with the divine light of Lord Vishnu. Who knows this may be same Dhruv, just imagining.  Who knows he may have diverted from his wish and desired to be a star. Let your thoughts wander just as mine did.

But what happened next was the real wonder. When I saw the surroundings of the temple, I was like Oh My! It was mystical. Beautiful carvings, unreadable scriptures, some amazing sculptures and what not! It seemed as if I have stepped into an another world. There were many carvings which appeared to me strange. There was a well on the left side of the backyard and it is believed that couples who don’t have children can get blessed with a child if they bath with this water. Amazing! But one scene which left me wondering was an area which resembled like a Dam. Don’t get me wrong but it is my honest opinion on this. You can see the resemblance below in the pics. It means this could be the oldest dam in the world or may be not. There are dozens of pillars with some unreadable scriptures on them. I tried to use my intelligent mind here but all attempts went futile. I just took a pic of one of them and kept it for future use. Then I saw the Dhwaja Stambam of the temple which honestly appeared strange to me. This was quite different than what I saw in other temples. This had some horizontal lines at regular intervals which looked like stages of a rocket launch. I touched many of the carvings of the temple but it felt like they were made of some different material. There were many small statues which looked strange to me. And there was also a ventilator to the left extreme left corner of the temple. And coming to the statue of Lord Vishnu aided by his two wives, was so bright and in a smiling posture. Pandit opposed me when I was about to take the photo. The shanka and Chakra were on the opposite sides when compared to the regular idols of Vishnu. For one moment I imagined shanka as the sound generator when the engine starts or blows horns and Chakra as the wheel or steering handle. That adventurous visit to the temple was amazing and mystical. Some parts of the temple were modernized though for convenience.

But when I came home I wanted to know more about this temple. We visited this temple as my father’s friend told my father about it. I searched it on internet and got little information, though I found myself landing into a new different world of a show called Ancient Aliens. First I started laughing and then slowly my laugh disappeared. My eye brows got raised. I moved near to the screen. That one dialogue was enough, “Are we the Sons of Aliens? Do Aliens landed on Earth and taught us about the science they knew about? Were they more developed than us then? Were they the one, who opened the knowledge gate for us and transformed our evolution process? Do we speak their language?” These questions from videos of Ancient Aliens made me mad. There have been wide spread belief that Gods came from heaven, from the sky! Any bells? Even in Ramayana and Mahabharata there are mentioning of wars that were fought in air. Do they knew how to fly? There are many evidences that the Gods used to travels in flying chariots and Gods had vahanas, which means vehicles. Or they had the knowledge of flying vehicles using which they fought wars. Even Sanjaya from Mahabharata used to see the war proceedings by sitting in the palace itself. They had cameras and transmitters? Devanagari is known to be language from which all languages were made. And Devanagari was the language of Gods. Again I wondered of them. I don’t know to what extent their sayings are true, but they have definitely given me something to ponder upon. I am not saying they are completely true about their words. I also believe in existence of God. There are many edges which are not clear about our ancient culture and origin of humans. We are unaware of our purpose of existence. We were imparted the knowledge of sciences by Gods. Or they were, you say. Just leaving it to your own imagination. Much of the ancient science is hidden under the land of Earth! The science treasure.

I am also a religious person. But I do not follow any one religion, even though being a Hindu. All religions are one and came from the same source. The creators of World. The God. We all are his sons and daughters. No use of fighting for religions and going oblique from their very purpose of formations. Every religion teaches Peace and love. We all are here for a short period and we have to make our life worth-living. People have found money as the base and keep running for it in the opposite direction from their true purpose of their existence. We have to step in our minds and search for our purpose and our origin. Who knows the purpose is waiting for us to be discovered.

And concluding this with one more thing I observed, recently they said that the waves radiated by the Sun make a sound which resembles like “Aum”. Aum is also the most divine sound and all the audible sounds belongs to the space between the mouth beginning from the root of the tongue to the end of the lips. So Aum is the supreme divine sound. And who are we? hUMans! I think you clearly got what I am trying to say here.

So here are some pics I have taken during that temple visit, not a photographer though. The temple which made made think about our existence once again, about humanity, truth and purpose. From yesterday evening I am completely involved in this concept and can’t stop my imagination and unable to limit it. Just hoping to land back on the land of reality from land of imagination with expressing them in words. Thanks for reading.

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Is curiosity a cure? Or something else?

She was always curious about her life, about her existence. She wanted to know about everything, but she didn’t knew that knowing about everything is like being at every place on Earth, at the same time. Information was deforming her. She was not satisfied with what she knew, she wanted more! what was her cure? – Jackie Jain

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Image source: Inspirably

She was feeling lost,
that too in her own body.
Curiosity.

She aims to touch sky,
But cannot fly with her thoughts
No velocity.

Fighting her feelings,
Burying her emotions
Oh! It was pity.

She desires for more,
Only seeks information
Ultimate deity.

She was curious,
Her anger ferocious,
And getting mighty.

Search information
Spreading like disease within
Will she be happy?

Happiness is in
Being less curious.
Live life lovingly.

Curiosity is important to get answers for our questions and doubts. But isn’t curiosity to know about everything, curiosity to be everywhere making us restless and unsatisfied!? There is 71% water on the Earth, but it doesn’t mean that when we feel thirsty we have to drink all that water. There is a limit to everything. Even to curiosity. But I am not saying that we don’t have to be curious. I am just saying that we should have prior knowledge of why we are curious on that? Limited curiosity, being curious for things we actually want to know rather than being curious for things just because they exist. Happiness is being satisfied and living life with love and care. Limit curiosity, get satisfied with your curiosity, that’s the ultimate happiness. Curiosity is the cure for information, but a disease if used too much in quantity.

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Even though I have written Haikus before, this is first time I have written seven haikus in a single poem. Thanks for reading. Be curious, but in limits. Have a great week ahead.

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Haiku is a Japanese style of poetry which consists of 3 lines with 1st line and 3rd line having 5 syllables each and 2nd line with 7 syllables. Thus each Haiku having 17 syllables in total.
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