Sri Vishnu

Yoga

Pathanjali

योगेन चित्तस्य पदेन वाचां । मलं शरीरस्य च वैद्यकेन ॥
योऽपाकरोत्तमं प्रवरं मुनीनां । पतञ्जलिं प्राञ्जलिरानतोऽस्मि ॥

Let us bow before the noblest of sages Patanjali, who gave yoga for serenity and sanctity of mind, grammar for clarity and purity of speech and medicine for perfection of health. Let us prostrate before Patanjali, an incarnation of Adisesa, whose upper body has a human form, whose arms hold a conch and a disc, and who is crowned by a thousand-headed cobra.

In contemporary words, Sadhguru says "Yoga is a tool to find ultimate expression to life. Every human being must explore and know this."

Practicing yoga helps to

  • Enhance focus, memory and productivity. Stabilize body, mind and emotions.
  • Relieve chronic ailments and improve health.
  • Strengthen and stabilize the spine Relieve back pain, stress and anxiety.
  • Relieve chronic ailments and improve health.
  • Enhance teamwork and communication.
  • Impart a lasting sense of joy, peace and fulfillment.

In my opinion, every creature in this world has some reason. Especially Human creature should achieve something in their life. All those achievements can be done through this body (Brain is also included in the Body). You have to be fit until you die. Yoga helps you to achieve, something higher than what you can do without yoga.

Jordan Carver Doing Yoga

There are many celebrities doing yoga. They feel yoga makes them young, beauty, fit, slim and peaceful.

"Yoga is a metaphor for life. You have to take it really slowly. You can't rush... It is a workout for your mind, your body and your soul."
- Madonna

"I walked away feeling fuller .... full of hope, a sense of contentment, and deep joy."
- Oprah Winfrey

"It don't just make us happier and healthier, they're a proven competitive advantage for any business that wants one."
- Arianna Huffington

Why should you be optimistic?

Why should you be optimistic?

There are many medical, psychological and scientific benefits for optimists. It makes you healthier, to live longer, to be cool, to get more job offers, promotions etc..,. Optimistic people are loved by almost everyone.

Our thinking pattern changes over the years. But if you hold the positive thoughts, you can have the bright future. If you desire one thing, the entire universe makes a plan to get it to you.

You can read many things about having positive thoughts, however, this post is little different from them. I am going to explain how it works scientifically.

Before we enter into that, I request you to try this.

  • Sit comfortably
  • Close your eyes
  • Spread your hands with palms open
  • Try to join both the palms very slowly

Fine! At the end, you will find some obstacles between two palms. I will explain you why.

Actually we have many bodies. Among them, only one body is visible to the eyes. But other bodies work, invisibly. They are called as "Sukshuma Shareeram". When your visible body (Bhutha / Sthula Shareeram) is fueled by foods, the sukshuma shareerams are fueled by karma. They are fueled by your thoughts and actions.

If you have positive thoughts and positive actions, they will be healthy. As your visible body does the tangible things, your invisible body does intangible things.

All those invisible bodies are connected with each other, unlike our visible body is connected through the internet. Thus, the right thing comes to you as you expect. If some of your expectations fail, perhaps, you did not communicate properly through your invisible body.

When your visible body is cleaned by the water, your invisible body is cleaned by fire. So, if there is camp fire or yagnya, your invisible body will be cleaned, if you are just near to the fire.

So, be optimistic. It doesn't mean that you should not be careful.

When optimism opens the door, the pessimism shows the safest way. Like two sides of a coin, optimism and pessimism should be there for a peaceful life. But, you have to keep the perfect balance between them.

Maha Prajna & Maha Karuna

One day, a young boy came into the monastery and asked the Chief Monk, to give him some work and also food. The Chief Monk asked him: What have you read? What work can you do? What do you know?

The boy replied: I have not read in school. I have no proficiency in any work excepting some stray jobs like washing food plates, cleaning up the cottage etc., I do not know anything else.

Maha Prajna & Maha Karuna

The Chief Monk asked: Are you sure you do not know anything else?

The young boy replied: Oh, yes, Sir, now I remember. I can play good Chess.

The Chief Monk said: Oh that is good. Now I shall test you in your game.

He asked another monk to come with chess board and coins and asked a table to be placed so that the game could start.

Before start of the game, the Chief Monk said: Now see, I have a sword on my hand. If any one of you is defeated, his nose will be severed.

The boy became nervous. However, without any other way to go, he agreed.

The game started. Initially, the boy made some mistakes in moves. His position on the board became almost hopeless. He then concentrated completely on the game and improved the position to a winning level. Then he looked at the monk sitting opposite and playing. He was not quite nervous but obviously disturbed a little. The boy then thought, "I am a useless fellow in life. Nothing will change the world if I lose the game and lose my nose. But this monk, is well read person, doing meditation and is sure to attain Buddhahood. Why should he lose? So the young boy deliberately made a wrong move, so that the monk sitting opposite could take advantage and win the game!

The Chief Monk suddenly flashed his sword on the table. All the coins flew into different directions.
He then said: The game is over. Oh boy you are IN. You will be with us in the monastery hereafter.
The boy did not understand.

The Chief Monk explained: "I did not ask you to play chess to find out your caliber in the game. But I was looking for two essential qualities that are necessary for Self realization. One is Maha Prajna. The Great Awareness..I found that in you. When your game became positionally bad, you put your entire concentration and attention on the game and improved your game. This is Maha Prajna. The second is Maha Karuna - The Great Compassion. I found that also in you.When your opponent was about to lose the game, you looked at him with great compassion and deliberately made a wrong mistake so that he could win.
These two qualities are adequate to do sadhana. You are IN.

Six Light Years - A Voyage for True Love

He was there where all the cameras twinkling to capture him as he won the best programmer award. But his eyes were searching someone. One of his old friends said met him after the function.

Friend: Hey! Congrats. For both the things.
He: Both?
Friend: Searching someone.....
He: Ya.... She is following me for the past couple of weeks. Wherever I go, she is there. She is traveling a lot for me. ha ha ha ... One day, I just drove fast. She did not give up. I wonder, how can she be that fast as a professional racer!
Friend: Really? How fast she is? 120 kms? 180kms? You know one thing? She traveled a lot for you than you know. Yes! 6 years at the speed of light. She named herself as Anu to live in earth.
He: Wow!! Really? Today, I am going to give her a surprise.

When he is going by car, as usual Anu followed her. At one point, he parked his car, came to her and said, “Anu, Could you please give me lift?”
Anu: Please get in. (After he got in, she asked) Where do you want to go?
He: Let’s have a cup of coffee!!

She embraced.

In the coffee shop...

He: I think you write Sci Fis. Could you tell me one of your Sci Fis?
She: Ya.
She narrated the story. After she finished, he said, “Wow!! Interesting story. A girl loved a boy in another planet. She came to that planet to marry him.” He continued.. “But there is no romantic ending in your story. Shall I add something in your story?”
She: Of course. Yes!
He: They went to a coffee shop. Both fell in love. Both got married too.

An Old Sci-Fi Writer

I like Sci-Fi. My Scifi life started with "Honey I Shrunk The Kids" in Set Max & grown up by Writer Sujatha. I like Santhosh Narayanan's sci-fis which has the standard that of Sujatha's.

Now, I can not think like so called "Normal Persons". Thinking out of the box became "my" normal. No matter some of the people around me, label me as an alien. I think this is a boon.

I should thank Vijay anna. When every one thought that my (scientific) thoughts are useless, He was the one who encouraged me and let me learn science more.

I should also thank Saravanan Tamilselvan and Raja Ramani for participating with me in scientific discussions.

Amazing Parents!!

What if the parents let their children to choose their own career? What if the parents let the children to keep their own discipline? After a long time, I saw such a parents. Yes!! I thought only my parents are good enough like that. (I happened to know Kamal Hassan also like that.)

In the past few years, I found all the parents (except my parents) force their children to chase parent's dream, but not their own dream. They "shape" children's career by cutting all their branches of creativity and make them well "disciplined" by autocracy. But yesterday was the day I found a parents who are really good enough like my parents. They give full freedom to their daughters. (I am not saying this as they gave Idlies and Organic Mango Juice. )

Amazing Parents!!

I was with them 80 minutes (20:23 to 22:03). Discussed about the camp we recently attended, some jokes, Idlies, ect.,

They knew about this Macaulay's Education System, earning is just part of life, consequences of forcing children, ect., in short, they knew all those things parents must know.

Gopika's parents gave me yet another positive point that I can re-establish Ancient Indian Education System

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