Education in modern society
The modern era of today’s world is the golden era for the people so as to let them become educated in the fields of high expertise. Everyone wishes to become intellectual and highly skilled in terms of both theoretical knowledge as well as practical application of the same.
And since, the youth is becoming more talented right from the birth which is evident by the increase in the intellect and IQ levels of the children.
Education is the light which can extinguish the plight and miseries of the person who is suffering in this world. Therefore, the Indian system of Education has come up with various options so that the person may shine up with the best of his capacity in the fields like Medical sciences, Various disciplines of Engineering, Commerce, Arts and Sciences and many more.
To get into the admission of the prestigious and esteemed institutions, one has to gear himself up and get through hard tests and excellent levels of preparation for entrance exams like IIT-JEE, JEE Mains, JEE Advanced, AIIMS, AIPMT, CAT, MAT, XAT, ICPC, CA etc.
Problems faced by students while preparation
Since today’s era is the era of competitive spirit and excellence, one has to gear himself up in the spirit that his mind, body and action are in unison with each other. One has to be extremely careful and dedicated in the field of study.
Generally, the parents see their child suffering from the following problems while preparing for such competitive exams.
- Lack of concentration
- Last moment drop of strength
- Lack of mental strength
- Peer pressure
- Lack of confidence
And many more such types of problems are faced.
Mantra healing: The best solution for problems related to mind
Mantra healing is the field in which many expert mantra healers have been successful in treating the patients suffering from various problems regarding the mind and the subtle aspects of the same. It is the mind only which has to be tackled in these circumstances.
Many-a-times, one has to face lot of challenges while dealing with the fickle mind. There are a very few people who are able to conquer their mind and that too only because they had a very strong will power and in their previous lives, they used similar techniques to deal with the mind.
As per Bhagwad Gita (6.6):
For him who has conquered the mind, the mind is the best of friends; but for one who has failed to do so, his very mind will be the greatest enemy.
Since the authentic vedic scripture give us such an advice, it has become the need of the hour to get into the principle of healing. Mantras are very potent sanskrit shlokas which have been imbibed and impregnated with spiritual potencies. When enchanted by expert brahmanas in a special manner, they begin to radiate special energies.
When these energies are used to please the related demigod and administer into the environment where the student is there, the energies enter into the body and create positive changes in the mind, body and action of the person.
These changes channelise the energy flow in the right direction and allow the person to study nicely allowing the mind to be nicely focused.
Budh Puja: The best and carefully selected remedy for lack of concentration
Since every mantra has a special capacity and power of it’s own, one has to be selective in the choice of his desire. There are thousands of mantras for a single remedy but since the problems must be uprooted and in the most effective way, we have selected the best remedy for the same.
The planet mercury or Budh is the lord of education and related problems. The mantras which have been carefully selected and researched for the puja are most effective in their results as experienced by our respected customers*
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The epitome of dharma and righteousness, Yudhishtira had to face a tough challenge of Yaksha to save his 4 brothers from the mouth of death. When thirsty Nakul went in search of water and found the crystal clear water for quenching his thirst, he was warned by a voice to answer his questions before drinking the water. Ignoring the voice Nakul went forward to drink the water and he immediately fell down on the ground. Similar situation happened with Sahdeva, Arjuna and Bhima and now all four brothers were lying dead.
Finally Yudhishtira went to inquire about his brothers and got anxious to see their state. Since there were no wounds or any marks of injury on their bodies, Yudhishtira was sure that it is some kind of supernatural power. Soon he heard the voice of Yaksha, “I am Yaksha and I warned all your brothers to answer my questions before drinking the water. But they overlooked my warning and now lying dead.” Yaksha further told Yudhishtira that in order to save the lives of his brothers he need to answer his questions. Yudhishtira realized that it is the Lord Himself who is testing the righteousness of Him and his brothers. He payed his respect to Yaksha and with great humility, he requested the Omnipresent to ask questions and he will try to answer them with the best of his ability. I any case he will abide by his Dharma and Yaksha terms. To test the wisdom of Yudhistira, Yaksha asked may questions and answers to which reveal the great values of life. Most important of them are listed below:
Yaksha: What is weightier than the Earth?
Yaksha: Which is taller than the sky?
Yaksha: What is faster than the wind?
Yaksha: By renouncing what does one become affectionate?
Yaksha: Which is the best wealth?
Yaksha: What is the principal duty of man?
Yaksha: Who doesn’t have a heart?
Yaksha: Where does Dharma reside?
Yudhishtira: Dharma resides in good deeds of human beings.
There were other questions in similar lines covering various other deep and subtle aspects of life. After replying to all the questions of Yaksha, Yudhistira saved the life of Nakul first and Arjuna and Bhima later. Yaksha was surprised and became curious to know the reason behind saving the step brothers before real ones. Yudhistira replied, “I do not differentiate between any of my brothers. Dharma is the priority for me and I will always protect Dharma”. Yaksha was pleased to hear his reply and said, “Because you uphold Dharma victory will always be yours”.
This is daily Gita and Bhagwatam Series in which we present their timeless and valuable teachings.
dṛṣṭvemaṁ sva-janaṁ kṛṣṇa
sīdanti mama gātrāṇi
mukhaṁ ca pariśuṣyati
Arjuna said: My dear Kṛṣṇa, seeing my friends and relatives present before me in such a ﬁghting spirit, I feel the limbs of my body quivering and my mouth drying up.
Any man who has genuine devotion to the Lord has all the good qualities which are found in godly persons or in the demigods, whereas the nondevotee, however advanced he may be in material qualiﬁcations by education and culture, lacks in godly qualities. As such, Arjuna, just after seeing his kinsmen, friends and relatives on the battleﬁeld, was at once overwhelmed by compassion for them who had so decided to ﬁght amongst themselves. As far as his soldiers were concerned, he was sympathetic from the beginning, but he felt compassion even for the soldiers of the opposite party, foreseeing their imminent death. And while he was so thinking, the limbs of his body began to quiver, and his mouth became dry. He was more or less astonished to see their ﬁghting spirit. Practically the whole community, all blood relatives of Arjuna, had come to ﬁght with him. This overwhelmed a kind devotee like Arjuna. Although it is not mentioned here, still one can easily imagine that not only were Arjuna’s bodily limbs quivering and his mouth drying up, but he was also crying out of compassion. Such symptoms in Arjuna were not due to weakness but to his softheartedness, a characteristic of a pure devotee of the Lord. It is said therefore:
yasyāsti bhaktir bhagavaty akiñcanā
sarvair guṇais tatra samāsate surāḥ
harāv abhaktasya kuto mahad-guṇā
mano-rathenāsati dhāvato bahiḥ
“One who has unﬂinching devotion for the Personality of Godhead has all the good qualities of the demigods. But one who is not a devotee of the Lord has only material qualiﬁcations that are of little value. This is because he is hovering on the mental plane and is certain to be attracted by the glaring material energy.” (Bhāg. 5.18.12)
Learning is a life-long process and every day is a new beginning to learn something and transform our lives as a better individual. Even the vastu can help us to concentrate better and utilise our potential for education.
Here are few Vastu tips to enhance the learning power and transform the lives of your children.
- Study room should be in the west, east or north zones of a house.
- The entrance of the study should be in north or east. Windows are preferred in the east direction.
- Study table should be placed in the east or north of the room.
- Keep an idol of Goddess Saraswati, on the study table or in north-east direction of the room.
- Avoid loads in the north-east and the centre of the room. The room should be kept clean and clutter free.
- Place the beds in the south-west area of the room and avoid bunk beds.
- Including the green colour in the colour scheme of the room is effective for enhancing the learning process.
- Make sure that the door leading into the room should not face a toilet or staircase.
- You can place a crystal gem tree, quartz crystals or amethysts in the west zone.
- Children should sleep with their heads towards south or east.
Realizing the importance of transforming phase within one’s life, certain traditions and customs are still performed in the present era. The transition from child to a youngster and then adult are best explained through the “Upanayanam Samskara” or “Janeu ceremony”. Literally Upanayan consists of two words, ‘Upa’- near and ‘nayan’- eye or inner vision; so this is a process of gaining inner vision through the guidance and learning of Guru. Initially this process or sanskar began after realizing the importance of learning and cultivating the passion for gaining knowledge from the Guru.
Depending upon the varied religions and castes, different ages have been allotted for performing this ceremony yet the main motive behind this is to highlight the commitments made by one towards his studies or learning, by avoiding any kind of distractions.
Significance of Upanayanam:
It is believed that every being is born the same and they further create themselves through karmas, so this process is similar to a second birth i.e. ‘dvij’, where one realizes the importance of their life and attains a motive. It also marks the beginning of a new life for the child as he attains the first most important lesson from his father or Guru, learning to recite Gayatri mantra. So here the child is believed to grasp the meaning and crux of the mantra, rather than parrot learning, and imbibing the positive vibrations while chanting it.
Significance of thread:
The pious thread used in the sanskar ceremony is made up of nine fibres, which are Omkar, Agni (deity of fire), Nag (serpent), Som (moon), Pitar (ancestors), Prajapati (deity of procreation), Vayu (air), Yama (deity of death) and Vishvadevata (deity of the universe).
Usually the three strands thread is used, that holds varied relevance:
- Three strands refer to the ultimate Trinity- Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh
- Also to the Tridevis- Mahasaraswati, Mahalakshmi and Mahakali
- Three states- wakefulness, dream and deep sleep
- Three qualities – sattva, rajas and tamas
- Related to past, present and future
- The three dimensions-Heaven, Earth and nether regions
- The debt of one’s teacher, parents and scholars
- Relation with ida, pingala and susumna nadi, through which the ‘kundalini’ (hidden) energy manifests as prana and consciousness
Relevance in present scenario:
“He who sees all creatures in himself, himself in all creatures, does not show abhorrence to any one; knowing all beings to be one’s own-self and seeing the unity of man-kind, how can there be for him delusions, sufferings and sorrows”. These lines from the Upanishads sums up all and provide a direction to the being in this material illusionary world.
This ceremony aims at providing the attributes of love, compassion, benevolence, discipline and valuing human relationships. In the modern education, the light of values and morals is diminishing so to preserve the brightness of moral values, it’s necessary. The wearer of this sacred thread also learns the main goal of his existence and keeps himself engrossed on the path of divinity, avoiding disturbances and turbulence.
Contributed By: Meenakshi Ahuja