Day: August 2, 2016
As per Ayurveda, the modes of nature have been divided into three categories, Sattva, Rajas and Tama. They are the modes which act mainly on the physical and the mental behavior of a person and hence, have a nice as well as a predominant effect on the nature of a person.
The first and foremost of them is Sattva Guna or the mode of goodness. This is the most powerful mode for the mind and is related directly with a controlled mind. When one comes in the mode of goodness, he can experience that his senses have been illuminated by knowledge.
The scripture Bhagwad Gita illustrates the effect of mode of goodness on various activities.
Bg 14.6 — O sinless one, the mode of goodness, being purer than the others, is illuminating, and it frees one from all sinful reactions. Those situated in that mode become conditioned by a sense of happiness and knowledge.
Bg 14.9 — O son of Bharata, the mode of goodness conditions one to happiness.
Bg 14.11 — The manifestation of the mode of goodness can be experienced when all the gates of the body are illuminated by knowledge.
Bg 14.14 — When one dies in the mode of goodness, he attains to the pure higher planets of the great sages.
Bg 14.17 — From the mode of goodness, real knowledge develops.
Bg 14.18 — Those situated in the mode of goodness gradually go upward to the higher planets
This is a brief description of a personality situated in the mode of goodness. Mode of goodness is predominated by the sweet taste and the food which is juicy. Foods dear to those in the mode of goodness increase the duration of life, purify one’s existence and give strength, health, happiness and satisfaction. Such foods are juicy, fatty, wholesome, and pleasing to the heart (Bhagwad Gita 17.8).
When a person is in the mode of goodness, he is able to make discrimination between what is good and what is bad. He is very clean, tolerant and has control over his mind. Such a person never commits Pragyaparadh, the cause of all mental miseries in the science of Ayurveda. He never eats what is forbidden and what is not good for his health. He knows what the seasonal regime is and what is to be taken and what is not to be taken. Since his senses are illuminated by knowledge he has a clear mindset and hence, is very less prone to mental illness.
He may come to the stage of false arrogance of knowledge and hence, may have to suffer the result of the same.
It’s been centuries since our grandmothers and their grandmothers have been telling us a famous proverb “Aayi Teej, Bakher Gayi Beej”, which translates to “The festival of Teej sows the seeds of wheat as well as the festivals.”
Hariyali Teej or Teej is a famous festival in the North India especially for the Haryana and Punjab which are considered as the wheat basket of India. There, the farmers work very hard and then get the result of their blood and sweat when they see the pearls of the grain in the field.
The festival of Teej comes in the monsoon season, in the month of July-August when the sky is overcast with clouds and there is torrents of rains. It falls on the third day of bright fortnight of the month of Shravan i.e. Advancing Monsoon.
The people exchange the highly sweet dishes made of flour like Ghevar and Faini (Firni) as gifts and eat them a lot in the season. This sharing is considered to be auspicious and blesses the family with the blessings of health and happiness.
As per ayurveda, the months of Shravan and Bhadrapada i.e. July-August-September are predominated with Vata and Pitta respectively. This causes dryness and acidity in the whole body, resulting in restlessness and mood swings.
The highly sweet and ghee laden Ghevar and Firni provide relief from the acidic and moist environment. They have Vata and Pitta calming properties due to ghee and sweet juice. Thus, they have a calming effect on mind as well as the body..
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A beautiful apsara in court of Lord Brahma was cursed by a sage that, the moment she fell in love her face would transform to that of a monkey. Lord Brahma thought of helping her and she took birth on Earth. Later, Anjana fell in love with Kesari, the monkey king and they both married each other. Being a passionate devotee of Lord Shiva, she continued with her tapasya to please the God. Lord Shiva was impressed and she wished him to be her son so that she would be freed from the curse of the sage.
Few days later, King Dashrath was performing a yagna after which the sage gave him kheer to feed all his wives. A portion of Kaushlya, his eldest wife, was snatched by a kite who flew all the way
where Anjana was meditating. Lord Vayu on the signal of Lord Shiva kept the khee are in Anjana’s hand.Thinking it as Lord Shiva’s Prasad, Anjana ate it and thus gave birth to his incarnation – Pawan Putra Hanuman , the son of the Lord of the Winds.