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अक्षय फल देनेवाली अक्षय नवमी – आँवला नवमी


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कार्तिक शुक्ल नवमी (२९ अक्टूबर २०१७ ) को ‘अक्षय नवमी’ तथा ‘आँवला नवमी’ कहते है | अक्षय नवमी को जप, दान, तर्पण, स्नानादि का अक्षय फल होता है | इस दिन आँवले के वृक्ष के पूजन का विशेष माहात्म्य है | पूजन में कपूर या घी के दीपक से आँवले के वृक्ष की आरती करनी चाहिए तथा निम्न मंत्र बोलते हुये इस वृक्ष की प्रदक्षिणा करने का भी विधान है :

यानि कानि च पापानि जन्मान्तरकृतानि च |
तानि सर्वाणि नश्यन्तु प्रदक्षिणपदे पदे ||

इसके बाद आँवले के वृक्ष के नीचे पवित्र ब्राम्हणों व सच्चे साधक-भक्तों को भोजन कराके फिर स्वयं भी करना चाहिए | घर में आंवलें का वृक्ष न हो तो गमले में आँवले का पौधा लगा के अथवा किसी पवित्र, धार्मिक स्थान, आश्रम आदि में भी वृक्ष के नीचे पूजन कर सकते है | कई संत श्री आशारामजी आश्रमों में आँवले के वृक्ष लगे हुये हैं | इस पुण्यस्थलों में जाकर भी आप भजन-पूजन का मंगलकारी लाभ ले सकते हैं |

Limitless fruits from Akshay Navami

Karthik Shukla Navami (29 Nov 2017) is also renowned as “Akshay Navami” or “Amla Navami”. Performing recitations, donations, tarpan, bathing, etc.. offers limitless benefits. There is a special significance of worshiping Amla tree on this day. During puja, one should use a lamp lit using camphor or clarified butter, ghee in front of an Amla tree. Following mantra should be recited and then circumambulate around the tree:
YANI KANI CHA PAPAANI JANMANTARAKRITAANI CHA |
TAANI SARVAANI NASHYANTU PRADAKSHINPADE PADE ||
After this, there is the custom of offering food to pure brahmins and devotees of pure heart, and then one should oneself take meal under the Amla tree. If one doesnot have Amla tree in his backyard then the same practice can be repeated around a small amla plant in a pot or in any holy, religious place or ashram. Many Sant Shri Asaramji ashrams have Amla trees planted in their premises. You may also take benefit of these holy places.

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साजिश को सच का रूप देने की मनोवैज्ञानिक रणनीति


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संत श्री आशारामजी बापू के खिलाफ जो षड्यंत्र चल रहा है, उसका मनोवैज्ञानिक तरीके से किस तरह से सुनियोजन किया गया है, यह मैं एक मनोविज्ञानी होने के नाते आपको बताना चाहती हूँ । आठ मुख्य पहलू समझेंगे कि किस तरह इस साजिश को सच का मुखौटा पहनाया जा रहा है ।

(१) जनता के विशिष्ट वर्गों पर निशाना : समाज के शिक्षित, जागरूक, उच्च एवं मुख्यतः युवा वर्ग को निशाना बनाया गया क्योंकि इनको विश्वास दिलाने पर ये तुरंत प्रतिक्रिया करते हैं ।

(२) षड्यंत्र का मुद्दा : देश की ज्वलंत समस्या ‘महिलाओं पर अत्याचार’ को मुख्य मुद्दा बनाया है । इस भावनात्मक विषय पर हर कोई तुरंत प्रतिक्रिया दे के विरोध दर्शाता है ।

(३) रणनीति : चीज को यथार्थपूर्ण, विश्वसनीय, प्रभावशाली दिखाने जैसी मार्केटिंग रणनीति का उपयोग करके दर्शकों को पूरी तरह से प्रभावित करने की कोशिश की जा रही है ।

दर्शक मनोविज्ञान का भी दुरुपयोग किया जा रहा है । कोई विज्ञापन हमें पहली बार पसंद नहीं आता है लेकिन जब हम बार-बार उसे देखते हैं तो हमें पता भी नहीं चलता है कि कब हम उस विज्ञापन को गुनगुनाने लग गये । बिल्कुल ऐसे ही बापूजी के खिलाफ इस बोगस मामले को बार-बार दिखाने से दर्शकों को असत्य भी सत्य जैसा लगने लगता है ।

(४) प्रस्तुतिकरण का तरीका : पेड मीडिया चैनलों के एंकर आपके ऊपर हावी होकर बात करना चाहते हैं । वे सिर्फ खबर को बताना नहीं चाहते बल्कि सेकंडभर की फालतू बात को भी ‘ब्रेकिंग न्यूज’ बताकर दिनभर दोहराते हैं और आपको हिप्नोटाइज करने की कोशिश करते हैं ।

(५) भाषा : खबर को बहुत चटपटे शब्दों के द्वारा असामान्य तरीके से बताते हैं । ‘बात गम्भीर है, झड़प, मामूली’ आदि शब्दों की जगह ‘संगीन, वारदात, गिरोह, बड़ा खुलासा, स्टिंग ऑपरेशन’ ऐसे शब्दों के सहारे मामूली मुद्दे को भी भयानक रूप दे देते हैं ।

(६) आधारहीन कहानियाँ बनाना, सुटिंग ऑपरेशन्स और संबंधित बिन्दु : ‘आश्रम में अफीम की खेती, स्टिंग ऑपरेशन’ आदि आधारहीन कहानियाँ बनाकर मामले को रुचिकर बना के उलझाने की कोशिश करते हैं ।

(७) मुख्य हथियार : बहुत सारे विडियो जो दिखाये जाते हैं वे तोड़-मरोड़ के बनाये जाते हैं । ऐसे ऑडियो टेप भी प्रसारित किये जाते हैं । यह टेक्नोलॉजी का दुरुपयोग है ।

इसके अलावा कमजोर, नकारात्मक मानसिकतावालों को डरा के या प्रलोभन देकर उनसे बुलवाते हैं । आश्रम से निकाले गये २-५ बगावतखोर लोगों को मोहरा बनाते हैं ताकि झूठी विश्वसनीयता ब‹ढायी जा सके ।

(८) मनोवैज्ञानिक वातावरण तैयार करना : बापूजी की जमानत की सुनवाई से एक दिन पहले धमकियों की खबरें उछाली जाती हैं, कभी पुलिस को, कभी माता-पिता और लड़की को तो कभी न्यायाधीश को । ये खबरें कभी भी कुछ सत्य साबित नहीं हुर्इं ।

अब आप खुद से प्रश्न पूछिये और खुद ही जवाब ढूँढिये कि क्या यह आरोप सच है या एक सोची-समझी साजिश ?

और एक बात कि केवल पेड मीडिया चैनल ही नहीं बल्कि इसीके समान प्रिंट मीडिया भी खतरनाक तरीके से जनमानस को प्रभावित कर रहा है । इन दोनों से सावधान रहना चाहिए ।

– शिल्पा अग्रवाल,

प्रसिद्ध मनोविज्ञानी

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गौ सेवा - गाय की रक्षा - देश की रक्षा

बापू जी के श्री चित्र को १०८ परिक्रमा करती निवाई गौशाला की गौमाता

Awesome, Gau-sewa, Saint and People, Social Activities

गौ सेवा – गाय की रक्षा – देश की रक्षा

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Saint and People

काशी सुमेरु पीठाधीश्वर जगद्गुरु शंकराचार्य श्री स्वामी नरेन्द्रानंद सरस्वतीजी महाराज


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षड्यंत्रों के तहत हिन्दू समाज पर अन्याय, अत्याचार बंद किया जाना चाहिए । संतों के सम्मान, स्वाभिमान की रक्षा होनी चाहिए ।

अगर संतों को जेल में डालकर बदनाम करने का षड्यंत्र होता रहा तो भारत की अस्मिता, भारत की संस्कृति सुरक्षित नहीं रह पायेगी । इसे सुरक्षित रखने के लिए सबको एकजुट हो के प्रयास करना होगा । और वह दिन दूर नहीं कि आशारामजी बापू आप सब लोगों के बीच में आयेंगे, आरोपों से बरी होंगे और राष्ट्रहित, समाजहित होगा ।

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सूफी संत फरिदुदीन अत्तार Sufi Saint Fariduddin Attar


Sufi Saint Fariduddin Attar

Sufi Saint Fariduddin Attar

ईरानियों और तुर्कियों के बीच युद्ध चालू हुआ था । वे आपस में भिडे तो ऐसे भिडे कि कोई निर्णायक मोड नहीं आ रहा था । तुर्कियों को ईरानियों से लोहा लेना बडा भारी पड रहा था । इतने में ईरान के सूफी संत फरीदुद्दीन अत्तार युद्ध की जगह से गुजरे तो तुर्कियों ने उन्हें जासूसी के शक में पक‹ड लिया । अब ईरान के संत हैं तो गुस्से में द्वेषपूर्ण निर्णय किया कि इन्हें मृत्युदंड दिया जायेगा, देशद्रोही आदमी हैं । ईरान के अमीरों ने सुना तो कहला के भेजा : ‘‘इन संत के वजन की बराबरी के हीरे-जवाहरात तोल के ले लो लेकिन हमारे देश के संत को हमारी आँखों से ओझल न करो ।”

तुर्क-सुल्तान : ‘‘हूँह… !”

फिर ईरान के शाह ने कहा : ‘‘हीरे-जवाहरात कम लगें तो यह पूरा ईरान का राज्य ले लो लेकिन हमारे देश के प्यारे संत को फाँसी मत दो ।”

‘‘आखिर इनमें क्या है ? देखने में तो ये एक इन्सान दिखते हैं !”

‘‘इन्सान तो दिखते हैं लेकिन रब से मिलानेवाले ये महापुरुष हैं । ये चले गये तो अँधेर हो जायेगा । ब्रह्मज्ञानी संत का आदर मानवता का आदर है, इन्सानियत का आदर है । मनुष्य के ज्ञान का आदर है, विकास का आदर है । ऐसे ब्रह्मज्ञानी संत धरती पर कभी-कभार होते हैं । मेरा ईरान का राज्य ले लो किन्तु मेरे संत को रिहा कर दो ।”

तुर्क-सुल्तान भी आखिर इन्सान था, बोला : ‘‘तुमने आज मेरी आँखें खोल दीं । संतों के वेश में खुदा से मिलानेवाले इन औलिया, फकीरों का तुम आदर करते हो तो मैं तुम्हारा राज्य लेकर इनको छोडूँ ! नहीं, आओ हम गले लगते हैं । इन संत की कृपा से हमारा वैर मिट गया ।”

भाग होया गुरु संत मिलाया ।

प्रभ अविनाशी घर में पाया ।।

जितनी देर ब्रह्मज्ञानी संतों के चरणों में बैठते हैं और वचन सुनते हैं वह समय अमूल्य होता है । उसका पुण्य तौल नहीं सकते हैं ।

तीरथ नहाये एक फल, संत मिले फल चार ।

संत के दर्शन-सत्संग से धर्म, अर्थ, काम और मोक्ष चारों फल फलित होने लगते हैं । उन्हीं संत से अगर हमको दीक्षा मिली तो वे हमारे सद्गुरु बन गये । तब तो उनके द्वारा हमको अनंत फल होता है, वह फल जिसका अंत न हो, नाश न हो ।

सदगुरु मिले अनंत फल, कहत कबीर विचार ।।

पुण्य का फल सुख भोग के अंत हो जाता है, पाप का फल दुःख भोग के अंत हो जाता है पर संत के, सदगुरु के दर्शन और सत्संग का फल न दुःख देकर अंत होता है न सुख देकर अंत होता है, वह तो अनंत से मिलाकर मुक्तात्मा बना देता है ।

Iran was at wars with the Turks; and there was no sign of a resolution. The Turks suffered heavy losses on the battlefield. Under such circumstances Fariduddin Attar, a Sufi saint from Iran, happened to pass through the battle field. The Turks took him for an enemy spy and immediately arrested him. Knowing him to be an Iranian saint, they took an revengeful decision in anger to inflict death penalty on him. When the Emirs of Iran came to know of this, they sent an immediate message, “Please take diamonds and precious stones equal to the weight of the saint, but in no case should you deprive us of having darshan of a saint of our country.”

The egotist Turkish Sultan did not agree to this proposal.

At this, the Iranian King said, “If the offered amount of precious jewels is less than what is required by you; please feel free to take over the entire state of Iran, but please don’t hang the beloved saint of our nation to death.”

“What’s so unique about him? He looks to be an ordinary man.”

“Well, he may seem to be an ordinary man; but actually, he is a great saint capable of helping one meet God. The world will be filled with darkness, if he leaves the world in this fashion. Respect for a Brahmajnani (God-Realized) saint is respect for the humanity. This is actually the respect for human wisdom and spiritual development. Rarely does such a Self-realized saint visit the earth. You may take over my state of Iran; but please release our beloved saint in return.”

The Turkish Sultan was also a human being. He said, “You have opened my eyes today. You respect such saints and fakirs; who are capable of helping us meet God Almighty; how can I ever take your kingdom for release of such a great saint? Please come, let’s embrace each other. Due to this great saint, our enmity is gone forever.”

Bhaag hoya guru sant milaya | Prabh avinashi ghar mai paya ||

“By good fortune, I have met the Saint, the Guru. I have found the immortal Lord within the home of my own Self.”

The period of time we sit at the holy feet of Self-realized saints and hear their pious words is invaluable. One can never truly measure the actual amount of religious merits earned during that time.

Tirath nahaye ek fal, sant mile fal chaar |

“Taking a bath in the holy waters of a pilgrim center gives one fruit, Dharma. Meeting a saint gives four fruits (Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha).”

Having darshan and hearing satsang of a saint fructifies all the four goals of human life – Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha. And if we get Mantra-Diksha from the saint, he becomes our Guru; then we begin to get infinite merit from Him; such a merit that is imperishable.

Sadguru mile anant fal, kahat kabir vichaar ||

“After deep reflection Kabir Says, “On meeting a Sadguru one attains infinite fruit.”

The fruits of virtuous deeds are spent through enjoying pleasures, while those of sins are exhausted upon experiencing the pains caused by them. But the fruits of having darshan and hearing satsang of the Guru is not destroyed by giving either pleasure or pain; rather they lead one to the union with Infinite Brahman making one a liberated soul.

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Ekadashi

Ekadashi Vrat kaise Kholen?


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Ekadashi Vrat kaise Kholen?

Satsang on Ekadashi by Sant Shri Asaramji Bapu – ekadashi ko chawal kyo nahi khate – ekadashi ko kya kare, kya na kare – ekadashi ke upvas ka fayda – vrat kaise khole – saptah me kaun se din upvas kare – kaun se upvas se kaun ka punya uday hota hai – Detail satsang on moksha -safla – shattila – vijaya – papmochini – varuthini – mohini – apara – nirjala – yogini – devshayani – putrada – padma – indira – paapankusha & padmini ekadashi. Hari Om.

Satsang on Ekadashi by Sant Shri Asaramji Bapu on Mangalmay Sanstha Samachar https://plus.google.com/+MangalmaySansthaSamachar/posts/C5zvVu3vki1

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Deepawali – The King of Festivals


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What a marvellous system Indian culture has set up! Through the regimen of festivals, Rishis have laid down the path of realization of the Ultimate Truth and have taught us how we can joyfully proceed towards the Eternal with the help of the transient body, fugitive resources, fleeting time and short-lived relationships. In other religions, there are six or seven festivals but in Indian culture, there are about forty festivals and the crowning festival is the festival of Deepawali. Deepawali is a bouquet of five festivals – Dhan-Teras (the thirteenth day of the dark half of Kartik), Kali (dark) Chaudas (the fourteenth day of the dark half of Kartik), Deepawali proper, Indian New Year day and bhai dooj (a festival when sisters apply tilak on the forehead of their brothers).

Dhan-Teras is the day when we worship Mother Lakshmi and pray for wealth – not only material wealth but also spiritual wealth – that of inner peace, inner love.

That wealth alone is real wealth, which is useful for God-realization, whether the wealth is in the form of money, cows, elephants, intellectual wealth or the wealth of public support. On the Dhan-Teras day, think of the spiritual wealth and spend some part of your wealth for good causes so as to attain Self-Bliss. The wealth, which is unjustly earned, inevitably ruins one’s family and one’s children. Therefore, guard against filthy lucre; take care not to earn wealth by corrupt means. Wealth has sixty four vices as against sixteen virtues. To purge the wealth of vices, Mother Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, is worshipped on the Dhan-Teras day as the consort of Lord Vishnu and resolution is made to use the wealth for noble purposes.

Wealth brings in its wake, desire, anger, greed, luxuriousness and egotism. One indulges in things one should not. But there are virtues as well in wealth. If one has wealth, he can make offerings to manes; he can serve his parents and his religion; one can also use one’s wealth in furthering Guru’s divine works and in propagating spiritual knowledge and study of scriptures. Thus one should steer clear of vices and should cultivate virtues. This way by guarding against the vices of wealth and revealing it’s positives, the wealth will become such as to bring happiness and joy. This is what is meant by worshipping Mother Mahalakshmi, the Divine wealth.

We worship Mother Lakshmi in the course of Deepawali festival so that our wealth is converted to divine wealth i.e. Lakshmi, and we get sanctified by the grace of the Indweller Lord Vishnu. The wealth used for great and noble purposes is termed Lakshmi and if wealth brings worry and maliciousness, it is just affluence. Affluence is accompanied by the fear of insecurity but Mother Lakshmi is accompanied by Lord Vishnu Himself. The wealth is the same but we adore it as Mahalakshmi by performing religious purificatory rites.

Next comes Narak (hell) Chaturdashi. It is also called Kali (dark) Chaudas or mini-Deepawali. Mini-Deepawali refers to petty joy. If one is energetic and free from carelessness, one will get some joy but absolute joy can come only when the lamp of Knowledge is lit.

Lord Krishna killed the demon, Narakasur on this day. We too should resolve to bring the Light in our lives and to weed out the hellish thoughts of pessimism, listlessness, malice, worry and escapism etc. and also the vices of laziness, carelessness, negligence and indulging in futile pursuits. Keeping vigil and doing Japa in the night of Narak Chaturdashi is immensely helpful in turning the Chit-Shakti i.e. energy lying dormant towards the Supreme Being. Rubbing oil on the body is otherwise prohibited in the month of Kartika but rubbing sesame-oil on the body and taking a bath thereafter on the Narak Chaturdashi day is highly beneficial.

Next comes Deepawali proper, the festival of lighting lamps and illuminating one’s life with knowledge. Light the lamp of Knowledge in your heart as well. If the house is lit with lamps but the heart is full of darkness of ignorance, one will always keep on complaining, ‘such and such thing has happened; I am miserable…’ Such thoughts actually make one miserable. On the other hand, one who thinks, ‘I am born to trample troubles and to know my Real Self’ and remains engaged in good deeds with equanimity, comes out with flying colours. So banish the darkness from your heart and live in the Light of Knowledge. Everything will pass away; there is no need to get fixated to any situation and make oneself miserable or worried nor is it advisable to take pride in anything. The river of the world is flowing; just keep swimming across it finally making your way to the Lord.

Merchants settle their old accounts on Deepawali. Similarly, we should settle our old disputes with the help of satsang that cures the body of diseases, eliminates the ignorance of the heart and eradicates the hatred from the mind. If somebody is able to do so, what better day can be there in his life!

People consume and distribute sweetmeats on Deepawali day. But the spiritual Deepawali is celebrated by having the sweetmeats of Self-bliss, by making one’s nature amicable and by purging one’s heart of all its bitterness.

You will take only some joy in lighting lamps on Deepawali day. But the moths will enjoy the lights much more, only to get burnt to death in a little while. Taking pleasure in sense-enjoyments is the way of moths; imbibing the joy of Self-bliss, of equanimity, lighting the lamp of Knowledge, bringing out the supreme Love and the supreme Bliss, is the spiritual Deepawali, the real Deepawali.

Do light earthern lamps in your house on this day, but if there is a poor neighbour, do care for him as well. Light a few earthern lamps in his house too. Distribute clothes and sweetmeats among poor children. Shun all pride and treat even the meanest of men with love and affection. One who thinks for the welfare of others and does good to others actually does good to himself. The Vedas pronounce, ‘One who aptly serves others becomes cheerful himself; he becomes exalted and distinguished too.’

Then comes the Hindu New Year day. Deepawali is the last day of the year and the next day, the first lunar day of Margshirsha, is the first day of the year (according to Gujarat Vikram Samvat). This is the day when you should turn over a new leaf in the diary of your life. On this day, Lord Vishnu in the Vamana (pigmy) incarnation took away all that the Demon King, Bali possessed. Bali too had the wise sense of giving away all to Him, Who is the Supreme Lord of the Universe and the proprietor of everything that exists therein, and thereby was successful in pleasing Him.

In the Mahabharata, Bhishma says to Yudhishthir, “Yudhishthir! One who remains cheerful on New Year day is going to be cheerful throughout the year and the one who is gloomy on this day will remain so all through the year.”

Next comes Yama (the god of death) Dwitiya (second lunar day) or Bhai Dooj. This is the festival meant to awaken divine feelings in the hearts of brother and sister, towards each other. On this day Yamuna had served a meal to her brother Yama, the God of death at her home. If a brother takes a meal prepared by his sister on this day, he is saved from punishment at the hands of Yama. No sister would like her brother to be mired in this phenomenal world, to be beset with desire, anger, greed, delusion, egotism and sin and to undergo the grind of the cycle of birth and death. Therefore, the sister applies tilak on her brother’s forehead with the wish that her brother’s third eye (of Knowledge) should be opened and he should live in the Light of Knowledge.

‘You light a series of lamps outside;

Light the lamp in your heart someday.

You have decorated your house with flowers;

How about cleaning the mind someday?

Even if he gets all the wealth of the world,

The greedy one will remain as poor as before.

Wealth earned honestly alone is prosperity

Spend it then in noble endeavours.’

Deepawali is called the queen of festivals. It is celebrated over a period of five days with great joy. From the point of view of disciples, if one gets the good fortune of lighting the lamp of Knowledge within, by virtue of Darshan of and association with Sadguru and through satsang, this great festival can be called without exaggeration the Emperor of festivals.

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