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‘I am no crane’: Children Story

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Once Sage Markandeya visited Yudhistira Maharaja and told the following story – “I am no crane”.

Brahmana Kaushika was a strict brahmachari who was strong and steadfast in his austerities. He was well-versed in the study of vedic scriptures.Once he was sitting under a tree reciting vedas. A crane sitting on the tree perched and defiled his head with droppings.

Kaushika became very angry and looked at the crane. Just by his angry look the bird was killed and fell down dead.Thereafter another time Kaushika went to beg alms.

He stood in front of a house. The housewife was busy in cleaning the utensils. Then her husband arrived. She served him sincerely, washing and drying his feet and then feeding him.After that she came out with alms to the mendicant Kaushika and said, “Sorry, pardon me for waiting”.

Kaushika sarcastically chastised her for keeping the brahmana in waiting.

But she said, “Be not angry with me and remember that I kept you waiting only because I was dutifully serving my husband. I am no crane that perched on the tree, to be killed by a violent thought and your rage can do no harm to a woman who devotes herself to the service of her husband. O Great one! You do not know the secret of duty, and you are also not aware that anger is the great enemy that dwells in man. Forgive the delay in attending to you. Go to Mithila and be instructed in the secret of good life by Dharmavyadha living in that city.”

The Brahmana was apologetic and he thanked the lady and went to Mithila to meet Dharmavyadha. He thought he is searching for some lonely hermitage. Instead he finally reached a butcher’s shop, in which was a man selling meat. He was astonished when he learnt that this man was Dharmavyadha.

The Brahmana was shocked beyond measure and stood at a distance in disgust. The butcher suddenly rose from his seat, came to the Brahmana and inquired, “Revered sir! Are you well ? Did that chaste Brahmana lady send you to me ?” Kaushika Brahmana was stupefied.The Butcher said, “Let us go to my home”. The Brahmana saw there a happy family and greatly struck by the devotion with which he served his parents. He took his lessons from that butcher on dharma, man’s calling and duty. Afterwards Kaushika returned to his house and began to tend his parent’s duty which he had rather neglected before.

Moral of the story:

The moral of this striking story of Dharmavyadha so skillfully woven by Vyasadev into the Mahabharat is the same as the teachings of Gita, that man reaches perfection by the honest pursuit of whatever calling falls to his lot in life, and that this is really worship of God who created and pervades all.

The occupation may be one he is born to in society or it may have been forced on him by circumstances or he may have taken it by choice but what really matters is the spirit of sincerity and faithfulness with which he does his life’s work.

Vyasa Bhagavan emphasizes this great truth by making a scholarly brahmana who did not know it, to learn it from a butcher, who lived it in his humble and despised life.

ANGER: It is your choice!

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Anger is temporary state of madness. We are usually angry for what has happened in the past, or fighting with people to change them, or internal war as at times we regret our own faults and become angry on ourselves. The internal disharmony is projected upon others and we carry the baggage with ourselves.

We get angry because people and situation are not working according to us; but here we need to realize that it is actually impossible to change the situation or people around us. We just create bitterness within us and disturb our own thoughts.

Whenever you are angry, stop yourself and ask these few questions:

  • Who is angry?
  • Who is creating the anger?
  • Who will suffer this anger?
  • For how long should I do it?

By intrapersonal communication and self introspection we comprehend that to stay peaceful is in our own hands. Anger is our personal choice and it entirely depends on us that which kind of response we choose. Further we can follow these five basic steps:

“Awareness of the problem that is causing irritation, acknowledge that I am responsible for the irritation or frustration and it’s in my control, acceptance of the fact that I am the creator of my anger, assent by detaching myself from the anger through withdrawing the power given to anger, realizing that I am a peaceful and powerful soul and coming back to my original self.”

 

Easy solutions for Mangliks

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shubhpuja.comMars or Mangal is the ferocious planet that depicts energy, motivation, will-power, self-confidence and ego. Mangal Graha is also the ruler of our carnal desires and our basic animalistic nature. Mangal bellies the impulse and ensures that people act before they contemplate. The raw, impatient, rash, aggressive and adventurous side of people is driven by the planet, along with our competitive streak. It is related to Tuesday and is also known as the ‘planet of action’ in our horoscope.

What is Mangal or Manglik dosh?

The placement of planet Mars in 1st, 4th, 7th, 8th, 12th house from ascendant, Moon and Venus of horoscope is the scenario called as Mangal or Manglik dosha. This holds utmost important in our Vedic astrology, especially at the time of marriage. Therefore, if one wishes to lead successful marital life, position of Mars in the horoscope needs to be analysed thoroughly.

Effects of Mangal Dosh:

  • When Mars is in the first house, conflicts and violence in marriage is predicted.
  • When Mars is in the second house, it affects the person’s family causing trouble in marriage and profession.
  • When Mars is in the fourth house, the person fails to succeed on the professional front, switching jobs.
  • When Mars is in the seventh house, the excess energy within makes the person ill-tempered. Cordial relationship with family members is almost impossible because of the domineering nature.
  • When Mars is in the eighth house, being alienated from elders, the person loses paternal property.
  • When Mars is in the tenth house, the person suffers from mental problem and incurs financial losses besides having enemies.

Remedies for Mangal Dosh:

  • If there are similar afflictions in the horoscopes of the boy and the girl, the ‘Manglik dosha’ gets cancelled.
  • If one of them has Mars in the ‘Lagna’, Second, Fourth, Seventh, Eighth or the Twelfth House and the other has Saturn or ‘Rahu / Ketu’ in the ‘Lagna’, Second, Fourth, Seventh, Eighth or the Twelfth House, then too, the defects get cancelled.
  • Ritualistically if the mangalik first marries a Banana tree, Peepal tree or a silver / gold idol of Lord Vishnu, then the negative effect is nullified.
  • Fasting on Tuesday is considered to be a very effective remedy.
  • Chanting Navgraha Mantra (Mangal Mantra) or Hanuman Chalisa on Tuesdays can produce favourable results. Chanting Gayatri manta 108 times a day is also effective.
  • Visiting Navagraha temples, performing pujas and visiting Lord Hanuman temples on Tuesdays are effective ways of mitigating the ill-effects of mangal dosha.
  • Certain things like sword and knife are offered to propitiate Mars. Besides Foods like lenthil Daal, wheat bread, red silk and red stones are offered to Mars as an act of pacification.
  • Wear a gold ring with a red coral on the ring finger of the right hand, to reduce the malefic effect.
  • A Mangalik is advised to get married after the age of 28 because the intensity of the dosha comes down with age.
  • The most important remedy is ‘Mangal Dosh Nivaran Puja’ as it is not only to eliminate Mangal dosha or observe smoothness during Mangal Mahadasha from in one’s planetary cycle but also to achieve peace and ease in married life.

 

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Vastu and Sound Energy

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shubhpuja.comVaried variety of sounds produced by vibrations, have different effects on the beings and they act or react as per the sound produced. Believe it or not, sound has major relation with our mood and as a pleasant music can cheer us up, the loud and screeching sounds can disturb it. In fact, harsh sound causes noise pollution, which in turn, without our noticing, causes tension, stress, and other disorders like blood pressure, migraine and so on.

Thus to restore the balance, harmony and peace within a family, the right kind of sounds should be prevalent in the house as per Vastu.

  • The sweet and soft conversations between family members lighten the mood and spread a positive ambience.
  • Avoid watching television during meal time rather prefer to have pleasant conversations or soft music.
  • Sacred chants or healing rhythms of devotion should be played early morning in the house.
  • Dripping faucets or leaky taps should be repaired as soon as possible.
  • The hinges of the door should be kept well oiled, to avoid creaking sounds.
  • Close the door gently so that the mind and body remains calm.
  • The bell cast from an amalgam of five metals improve the positive energy flow in the environment, dissipating the negative vibrations.
  • Wind chimes are also an important source of peaceful and serene environment.
  • The soft melodious tunes can induce peace, relaxation and reduce sadness, tension and anger.
  • Hanging wind chimes, changing harsh sounding door bells with pleasant-sounding ones and having rippling water fountains can be a means of adding the right sounds to any environment.