Sai Baba Tales: His Omnipresence and Kindness

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Sai baba omniprsence and kindness story

Once at the time of Deepawali Sai Baba was sitting near the ‘Dhuni’ (a sacred site represented as a cleft in the ground). Sai baba was warming himself by putting the wood into the dhuni. High flames were coming out from the dhuni and warmness was spread around it. After a while instead of putting wood, Sai baba put his hand inside it. His hand was severely burnt and his disciple Madhav and Madhav Rao Deshpande were shocked to see the sight. They immediately pulled Baba back and became worried for his hand.

They started asking Baba- “Deva, why did you do so?” Baba became attentive and told his disciples that at some distance from Shirdi a lady iron-smith was airing the oven. The lady forgot that her child was tied to her waist and she overheard her husband’s sound. Unfortunately the child slipped and fell into the oven.

Sai baba said that I put my hand into the oven and immediately saved the child from burning. He said that he is not concerned about burning of his own hand instead he is contented that he saved the life of an infant.

After the incident Madhav Rao Desphpande immediately went to call the famous doctor Shri Parmanand along with medicines and bandages. Baba did not let the doctor examine his hand, instead he said that God is the healer of his wound and he will get well by the love of his disciples.

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दिनांक- 22 जून 2016

The concept of Vayu in Ayurvedic Astrology

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vata Ayurveda

The element of Air which circulates in our body is termed as Vata (Vayu). This vayu element is responsible for the movement in the bodily functions. As per the classical ayurvedic texts such as Charak Samhita, the body is composed of three main elements or Doshas namely Vata, Pitta and Kapha which when present in their natural form, maintain the body and perform the required tasks.

But when any one of them is disturbed, there is an upheaval in the natural system and as a result, we are a victim of a particular disease. This also indicates that some of the positive planetary influences have been distorted and hence, there is a requirement of rectification.

Out of these three elements, the Vata element is of prime importance since the natural movement of everything in the body is done by the same element. Vata forms the major element of importance in the system of human body. As per ayurvedic texts, the number of diseases due to Vata disturbance are maximum in number since they involve malfunctioning of the locomotory aspect of the system.

The Vata element of the body is divided into five types, each of which is located in different parts of the body. The five types of Vata are

  • Prana Vata (प्राण)
  • Apana Vata (अपान)
  • Vyana Vata (व्यान)
  • Samana Vata (समान)
  • Udana Vata (उदान)

The major place of location of Vata element is the large intestine, which is indicated by the absorption of large amounts of water, resulting in drying of the undigested food in the body.

Vata element is responsible for functions like circulation, respiration, excretion, sensory signal transmission, digestion, locomotion etc. The principal action of Vata is to regulate the natural movements in the body and hence, as soon as there is some unnatural activity being done by an individual, the first doshwhich gets aggreviated is the Vata element.

As per Vedic astrology, there are some planets and their associated zodiac signs which are associated with the Vata element. The planets and the zodiac signs have Vata element as their essential principle and hence, they become Vata planets. They are as follows:

Zodiac signs: Gemini, Virgo, Libra, Capricorn, Aquarius

Planets: Mercury, Saturn, Venus (secondary), Rahu.

These planets have their central element of support as Vata and hence, when they become the Lagna planet or have an effect on the central houses of the Kundali chart, the influence of these planets causes disturbance or regulation of Vata in the body of the individual. Depending upon their own positions in the Kundali, these planets have their multiple effects on the Vata element and hence, the effect can be seen in miniscule or macroscopic form.

The Vata element is affected by many of the processes happening inside the body, primarily digestion. When digestion is impaired, the process of Vata circulation is obstructed due to toxins acting as obstruction. These toxins are free radicals which have been formed out of undigested food. Therefore, the food must be allowed to digest itself completely so as to allow complete regulation of the Vata movement.

There are six tastes as per ayurvedic texts, viz. Sweet, Sour, Salty, Bitter, Hot and Astringent. The first three tastes are beneficial for vata balancing and the rest three are helpful in vata aggravation. Therefore, a diet comprising of sweet, sour and salty taste shall be helpful in the balancing of Vata.

Properties of Vata:

  • Cold.
  • Dry.
  • Light.
  • Irregular.
  • Mobile.
  • Rarefied.
  • Rough.

The physical characteristics of a Vata person are:

  • Frame:   Thin.
  • Weight:   Low.
  • Skin:   Dry, Rough, Cool and Dark.
  • Hair:   Full colour and Dry.
  • Teeth:   Protruding with space in between.
  • Eyes:   Small, Dry, Active, Brown or Black.
  • Forehead:   Small and Wrinkled.
  • Neck:   Thin and Long.
  • Eye lashes:   Small, Dry and Firm.
  • Nose: Thin, Small, Long, Crooked and Dry.
  • Voice:  Low, Weak and Hoarse.
  • Speech:   Fast and Interrupted.
  • Nails:   Rough & Brittle.
  • Sweating:   Scanty.
  • Faeces:   Hard and Dry.
  • Urine:   Scanty.
  • Pulse rate:   Thready, Feeble (moves like a snake).
  • Physical activity:   Very active.
  • Sleep:   Scant, Interrupted.
  • Thirst:   Varied.
  • Appetite:   Varied to low.
  • Joints:   Stiff and crack easily.
  • Circulation:   Poor, Variable.
  • Endurance:   Poor and gets easily exhausted.
  • Habits/Hobbies:   Speed, Travelling, Parks, Jokes, Stories, Trivia, Artistic activities & dancing.
  • Tendency to contract disease (type):   Nervous and Pain.
  • Tendency to spend:   Spends quickly.

The mental characteristics of a Vata person are:

  • Mind:   Restless, Active & Curious.
  • Emotion:   Fearful, Insecure & Anxious.
  • Faith:  Wavering and Changeable.
  • Memory:   Recent = Good.  Remote = Poor.
  • Dream Running:   Flying/Jumping.
  • Mental nature:   Quick, Adaptable, Indecisive.
  • Neurotic tendencies:   Hysteria, Trembling & Anxiety Attacks.
  • Temperament:   Nervous and Changeable.
  • Positive emotions:   Adaptability.
  • Negative emotions:   Fear.

Signs of increased Vata in a person:

  • Decrease in weight.
  • Poor circulation.
  • Darkness in skin and around eyes (Synosis).
  • They eat more hot food and drinks and need a warm environment.
  • Tremors.
  • Fullness of abdomen.
  • Constipation.
  • Loss of energy.
  • Loss of sleep.
  • No co-ordination between sensory organs.
  • Too chatty with irrelevant speech.
  • Vertigo.
  • Un-confident.
  • Un-decisive.

Signs of de-creased Vata in a person:

  • Weakness in all body parts.
  • Lazy when working.
  • Heaviness in body.
  • Oversleeping.
  • Likes to speak very little.
  • Confused mind.

The methods to balance Vata are just opposite to the nature of Vata. The regular use of unrefined oils helps a lot in regulation of vata.

And moreover, the planets associated with Vata can be calmed by the respective pujas which we arrange at #Shubhpuja.


Saumya Vardhan featured in Inc 42

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दिनांक- 21 जून 2016

Yoga for Self Realization

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Yog asana are a prerequisite for cleansing the mind, body and chakras. Asanas may be comprehended as exercise for the purpose of removal of toxins. The purpose of yoga however is different, it is self-realization. Asana is a preparatory exercise to condition the body for yoga, it is not yoga. Yoga is the art of returning back to the creation, which always bestows upon us. Yoga is the journey of getting rid of our inner wastes and facilitates a journey towards self.

To teach the art of excelling our inner being, Dhyan Foundation teaches ‘Sanatan Kriya’ which is assimilation of Vedic techniques encompassing all the eight limbs of Ashtanga yoga as laid down by Sage Patanjali. Sanatan kriya brings closer to the deepest mysteries of creation, the magnanimous gyan of the Vedic seers, and the ancient secrets to health, beauty and glow for not just the physical body but also the external layers that comprise the being; layers which are invisible to the uninitiated but evident to the practitioners of Yog and Sanatan Kriya.

The easy steps of sanatan kriya fulfill different purposes in our hectic lives. The Ujjai pranayam purifies the body. The basic joint rotations regularize the flow of prana in the body. The chakra santulan pranayam redistributes this prana in the various chakras. The paanch mahaprana dhyan balances the five vayus that control the physical body and balances the five elements. Charity and service are also an integral part of the kriya and indispensable for purification of the self, as well as growth.

Yoga enhances the vitality, memory and productivity. It helps us to strengthen our senses and relieve us from anxiety. Yoga is a natural healer for chronic ailments and it imparts a sense of joy, peace and fulfillment within the people.

Happy International Yoga Day (21st June) to all!

||योगी अश्विनी के साथ शुभपूजा की खास बातचीत||

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योग गुरु योगी अश्विनी ने कहा कि योग एक्सर्साइज़ से अलग है| आसन आसन होता है और एक्सर्साइज़ के स्टेप्स अलग होते हैं| योग को योग की तरह से करेंगे तभी वो फायदा देगा, योग को एक्सर्साइज़ की तरह से करेंगे तो ये नुकसान ही देगा| योग तभी फायदा देता है जब वो गुरु के सानिध्य में हो|

विश्व योग दिवस पर शुभपूजा ने योगी अश्विनी से योग पर खास बातचीत की..

  1. योग क्या है?

जीवन में दो ही चीज़े होती हैं- एक  प्रकृति और एक विकृति| जब हम विकृति की तरफ जाते हैं तो शरीर और बुद्धि दोनों ही खराब होते हैं परंतु जब हम प्रकृति की तरफ जाते है तो बुद्धि का विकास होता है और शरीर स्वस्थ होकर बैलेंस रहता है| विकृति से प्रकृति की तरफ जो प्रक्रिया ले जाती है उसे ही योग कहते हैं| योग एक बार जिसकी समझ में आ जाए फिर वो बीमार नहीं हो सकता|

  1. आम जीवन में योग कैसे करें और कितनी देर करें?

ये हर व्यक्ति के लिए अलग-अलग हो सकता है, लेकिन सबसे महत्वपूर्ण ये है कि योग हमेशा गुरु के सानिध्य में ही करें| आपका गुरु आपको बेहतर जान सकता है कि आप कितनी देर योग करें| वो 5 मिनट के योग में ही आपको वो असर दिला सकता है जितना आप खुद से 5 घंटों में भी हासिल न कर पाएं| ये आपके और आपके गुरु के बीच संबंध पर भी निर्भर करता है| एक बार फिर कहूंगा कि योग गुरु होता है और गुरु ही योग होता है इसलिए योग हमेशा गुरु के सानिध्य में ही करें|

  1. योगकरने का सही तरीकाऔर वक्त क्या है ?

योग में न तो कोई रीति रिवाज़ होता है और न ही लाइफ स्टाइल; न तो आर्ट होता है और न ही योग का कोई धर्म होता है| ना तो इसमें किसी देवी-देवता को मानना है और न ही खान-पान का कोई प्रतिबंध करना है| योग आपको मुक्त करने के लिए है और आप गुरु के बताए रास्ते पर चलते हुए किसी भी वक्त योग कर सकते हैं| ये सब बातें सामान्य लोगों के लिए हैं लेकिन जैसे-जैसे आप योग में आगे बढ़ेगे तो प्रतिबंध भी लागू होने लगेगे हालांकि ये प्रतिबंध जबरन नहीं होते| लेकिन योग आप मे इतनाबस जाता है कि जो आपके लिए सही नहीं होता वो आप खुद से ही छोडऩे लगते हैं| इसमें न तो वक्त का कोई बंधन है और न ही डाइट का कोई प्रतिबंध|

  1. योग करते समये ब्लडप्रेशर, शूगर और दिल की बीमारी जेसे रोगों के मरीज़ को क्या ध्यान रखना चाहिए और कैसे योग नहीं करने चाहिएं ?

ये सब व्यक्तिगत कारण हैं और इनका समाधान भी व्यक्तिगत ही है| आमतौर पर ऐसी बीमारियां गलत लाइफ स्टाइल के कारण ही होती हैं जिनका उपचार भी योग में जल्दी ही हो जाता है|

  1. क्याब्लडप्रैशर, शूगर और दिल की बीमारी का ईलाज़ या उन पर कंट्रोल योग में संभव है ?

योग में किसी बीमारी का वर्णन नहीं है, सिर्फ प्रकृति और विकृति का ही वर्णन है| आप जब प्रकृति के साथ चलते हो तो कोई बीमारी आपको हो ही नहीं सकती; आप अपनी इच्छा से ही शरीर छोड़ोगे| हमारे पास योग करने वाले हर प्रोफेशन के लोग हैं जिनमें जज, वकील, चार्टेड एकाउंटेंट, स्टूडेंट्स और आदि है| इनमें से अब कोई बीमार नहीं होता क्योंकि वो सब प्रकृति के साथ चल रहे हैं| हां जिनको ये बीमारी हो चुकी है उनका भी उपचार योग में ही संभव है|

  1. तनावआजके दिन में सबसे बड़ी समस्या है जो इंसान को अंदर ही अंदर खाए जा रहा है… तनाव को कम करने के लिए किस तरह का योग करना चाहिए ?

तनाव से मुक्ति भी योग में सौ फीसदी संभव है| योग आपको सच्चाई दिखाता है कि आपकी असलियत क्या है| जब आपको समझ में आता है कि ये संसार नश्वर है तो आपको तनाव से भी निजात मिल जाता है| आपको पढ़ लिखकर नहीं बल्कि गुरु के सानिध्य में योग करते हुए खुद ही ये अहसास हो जाता है|

  1. इस योग दिवस पर आप लोगों को क्या संदेश देना चाहेंगे ?

जैसा पिछले साल योग दिवस पर हमारे प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी जी ने कहा था कि योग को माया से दूर रखें और योग गुरु के सानिध्य में ही करें, मैं भी यही कहना चाहता हूं कि सही योग करें और गुरु के सानिध्य में करें| गुरु भी वो हो जो माया से परे हो|