Monday, May 31, 2010
రచయిత : ఆరుద్ర
వెల : యాభయి రూపాయలు
రాముడికి సీత ఏమవుతుంది? ఈ ప్రశ్నకి జవాబు అందరికి తెలుసు కాని చాలా దేశాలలో చాలా రామాయణాలు ఉన్నాయి వాటి గురించి తెలుసుకున్నాక ఈ ప్రశ్న ఎందుకు వచ్చింది అని తెలుస్తుంది.
మన దేశములో మన అందరికి తెలిసినది వాల్మీకి రామాయణము. దీనినే శ్రీ మద్రామాయణము అంటారు. ఇందులో ఆరు ఖండాలున్నాయి. మొత్తము ఇరువది నాలుగు వేల శ్లోకాలున్నాయి. మన ప్రాచీన భారత దేశానికీ చాలా దేశాలతో వర్తక వాణిజ్య సంభంధాలు ఉండేవి. అలా రామ కథ ఆసియా ఖండమంత అలుముకొంది. శ్రీలంక, టిబెట్, ఖోటాను, మంగోలియా, సైబీరియా, చైనా, జపాను, చంప, కంబోడియా,తైలాండ్, ఇండోనేసియా, మలేషియా, ఫిలిప్పీన్స్, బర్మా దేశాలలో రామాయణ గాధ చాలా ప్రాచుర్యములో ఉన్నది. ఈ కథలలో వాల్మీకి రామాయణములో లేని విషయాలు ఎన్నో ఉన్నాయి.
బౌధ రామాయణములో రాముడికి సీత చెల్లెలు. ఒక్క చెల్లెలే కాదు భార్య కూడా. ఖోటాను రామాయణములో రామలక్ష్మణులు ఇద్దరికీ భార్య. లావోసు రామాయణములో హనుమంతుడు రాముని కొడుకు. మలేషియా రామాయణములో మండోదరి దశరథుని పెద్ద భార్య. సీత రావణుని కూతురు. దశరథుని కొడుకు రావణాసురుని పుత్రికని పెళ్ళాడి రావణాసురుని చంపుతాడు. ఆ పుత్రిక పుత్రకామేష్టి లో పవిత్రమయిన ఒక అన్నము ముద్ద వల్ల పుట్టినదే. విద్దురలలాగా కనబడే ఈ విభిన్న రామాయణం కథలను శ్రధగా పరిశీలించాలి.
జైన రామాయణము ప్రకారము రామునికి నలుగురు భార్యలు. సీత, ప్రభావతి, రతినిభ, శ్రీరమ అని వాళ్ళ పేర్లు. లక్ష్మణునికి ఎనిమిదిమంది భార్యలున్నారు. బౌధ రామాయణము ప్రకారము దశరథుని పట్టపు రాణి ద్వారా ఇద్దరు కొడుకులు ఒక కూతురు పుట్టారు. వాళ్ళే రామ పండితుడు, లక్ష్మణ పండితుడు. కుమార్తె పేరు సీతాదేవి. ఇంకొక భార్య కొడుకు భరతుడు. దీనిలో ఆఖరున సీతాదేవిని, రామపండితుడు, లక్ష్మణ పండితుడు వివాహ మాడుతారు.
కాని మనకు ప్రామాణికము వాల్మికి రామాయణము మాత్రమే.
ఆసియా ఖండములోని వివిధ దేశాలలోని రామాయణాన్ని తెలుసుకోవాలంటే ఈ పుస్తకము చదవాలి.
Friday, May 28, 2010
ఈ పుస్తకము రచయిత కి దూషణ, భూషణ తిరస్కరాదుల్ని, ప్రసంసలని సంపాదించి పెట్టింది. సాహిత్య అకాడెమి పురస్కారాన్ని కూడా తెచ్చి పెట్టింది.
ఈ పుస్తకము మహాభారతము లోని ద్రౌపది పాత్ర చుట్టూ జరిగిన కథ. ఈ కథ లో కొన్ని వ్యాస భారతము లోని అంశాలు, కొన్ని వివిధ పుస్తకాల నుంచి తీసుకొన్నవి, కొన్ని రచయిత కల్పించుకొన్నవి కలిపి చెప్పారు. ద్రౌపదికి ఐయుదుగురు భర్తలు ఈ జన్మలో ఎందుకున్నారు? రచయిత చెప్పిన ప్రకారము ఆమె గత రెండు జన్మలలో కూడా కామేచ్చ తీరని స్త్రీ. దీనికి మూలము సంస్కృత భారతములోను, నన్నయ భారతములోను కూడా ఉన్నది. ఇంద్రసేన అనే పేరుతొ మౌద్గల్య మహర్షి భార్యగా గత జన్మ వృత్తాంతము ఇవ్వబడినది. మేరీ జన్మ లో కసి రాజు కుమార్తెగా జన్మించి వివాహము కానందున శివుని గురించి తపస్సు చేయగా ఆయన ప్రత్యక్షము అయినప్పుడు ఆమె అయిదు సార్లు భర్త ని ప్రసాదించమని తొందరలో అయిదు సార్లు అదిగినదట, శివుడు మెచ్చి అటులనే నీకు తరువాతి జన్మలో అయిదుగురు భర్తలు ఉంటారని వరమిచ్చినందున ఈ జన్మలో పాండవులకి భార్యగా పుట్టి తన కోరికలను తీర్చుకున్నది. ఇది కూడా మహాభారతములో చెప్పబడినది.
ద్రౌపది మహోన్నత వ్యక్తిత్వాన్ని, ఆత్మవిశ్వాసాన్ని, ఆమె సౌసీల్యాన్ని, కుమార్తెగా, సోదరిగా, భార్యగా, తల్లిగా, శ్రీకృష్ణుని సఖిగా, మహారాజ్నిగా, రాజనీతిజ్నురాలిగా, ఉత్తమ ఇల్లాలుగా, గృహిణిగ వివరించడమే తన ఉద్దేశ్యమని రచయిత అన్నారు. కాని, దాని కంటే ద్రౌపది తన అయిదుగురు భర్తలతో ఎలా కామేచ్చ తీర్చుకొన్నది చాల వివరముగా, అశ్లీల అంచుల దాక వివరించారు.
అసలు మహాభారత యుద్ధానికి కర్ణుడు, ద్రౌపదియే కారణమని వివరించారు. కుంతీదేవి చాలముందు గానే కర్ణుడు తన కొడుకు అని చెప్పిన యుధము జరిగేది కాదని రాసారు. ద్రౌపది పుట్టుక నించి మరణము దాక , సవివరముగా రాసారు. ద్రౌపది కోపాన్ని, తనకు అవమానము,నష్టము జరిగితే ఎలా పాండవుల ద్వార కౌరవుల మీద, అశ్వద్ధామ మీద, సైంధవుని మీద పగ తీర్చుకున్నదో చెప్పారు.
ఈ పుస్తకాన్ని ఎందరు ప్రసంసించారో అంతకన్నా ఎక్కువ మంది దూషించారు. అందువలననే ఇప్పటికి అయిదు ముద్రణలు జరిగాయి. పుస్తకాన్ని అలా విమర్శలు ద్వార బాగా మార్కెటింగ్ చేసారు.
కాని ఎలా ఉన్నా ఇది కొని తప్పక చదవవలసిన పుస్తకము.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
count Paris : The groom fixed for Juliet by her father
Against all his efforts to avoid the fight as he is now married to a Copulet, Romeo was forced to fight and in the fight Tybalt was got killed. The lords of both the families and the Duke himself have come there. The Duke became very angry and banished Romeo from Verona. Romeo felt that it is a death sentence to move out of Verona and not able to see his beloved Juliet. First Juliet felt angry,but later realized that if Tybalt is not slain, he would have killed Romeo. Lawrence has asked Romeo to go and stay in Mantua , for some time and he will inform about their marriage and talk reason to them, and see that Romeo returns back to Verona and live happily with his love Juliet.
But the next day lord Copulet has proposed the marriage of Juliet with count Paris a gallant, noble and young gentleman, a worthy suitor to Juliet if she had not seen Romeo. Juliet met Lawrence and told that she will die taking poison rather than marrying Count Paris forgetting Romeo. Lawrence asked her to be patient and have confidence in him and gave a potion asking her to drink before going to the bed. With its effect, she will go cold and become as if dead for next 42 hours. She agreed for it. Lawrence said he will send the message to Romeo and her Romeo will come before she regains her consciousness and take her to Mantua .
Going back she met the young count Paris and informed that she will become his bride. Her father lord Copulet also felt very pleased and once again Juliet became her darling daughter. On Wednesday night, Juliet drank off the potion. Next morning when count Paris came to pick her up, he came to know that she is dead. The entire house is in deep sorrow , and marriage arrangement turned out to be her funeral arrangements. She was buried in the vaults of Copulets, nearer to the corpse of Tybalt.
Bad news always travels faster than good, news brought the dismal story of his Juliet’s death to Romeo at Mantua, before the messenger sent by Lawrence has arrived appraising him of the mock funerals and his dear lady will be in the tomb for a short while, expecting when her Romeo will come and release her from the dreary mansion. Romeo purchased poison and returned to Verona at midnight and started to break open the monument. At that time count Paris came to the tomb to stew flowers and thought Romeo being a Montague has come to do some mischief. Romeo urged Paris to leave him. But a duel has started and Romeo has slain Paris in the fight. The page of Paris ran to inform to lord of Copulet about the fight. He took the body of Paris into the tomb to bury along with Juliet.
Here Romeo took the last leave of his lady and drank the poison he brought from Mantua and lay dead near Juliet. As the time of Juliet to get up has come , the friar Lawrence has come to take her to his home and was astonished to see the corpse of Romeo lying there. Before he could understand what has happened Juliet awoke out of her trance and asked the friar for her Romeo. Meanwhile voices have come indicating that many people are coming and out of fear Lawrence has run away. Seeing Romeo dead with a cup in hand , Juliet realized that he has died of poison and she with her dagger stabbed herself and lay dead by the side of Romeo.
Copulets and Montagues have arrived and the prince also came knowing about the commotion. Somebody has caught Lawrence and brought him. Asked by the prince, Lawrence has informed about the marriage of Romeo and Juliet, and the magic potion and all. After seeing the letters in the pocket of Romeo every one believed the facts told by Lawrence. The prince, turning to these old lords , rebuked them for their brutal and irrational enmities, and showed what tragedy occurred because of them. These old rivals agreed to bury their rivalry and be friends. But had they became friends before the young lives of Romeo and Juliet would have been saved.
Monday, May 24, 2010
Syracuse, Ephesus : Two states at variance.
Epidamnum : Another place
duke Menaphor : uncle of duke of Ephesus
Two states of Syracuse and Ephesus are at variance. There is a law in Ephesus that if any merchant of Syracuse is found in their state he was to be put to death or pay a thousand marks to save his life. Aegeon , an old merchant of Syracuse is found in Ephesus and brought before the duke for death sentence as Aegeon has no money to pay the fine of 1000 marks. The duke asked him to tell his story why he came to Ephesus even daring death if found.
Aegeon said that he is born in Syracuse and a merchant. H e is married to a very good lady. On the purpose of business, he went to Epidamnum for six months and as his stay is to be extended he called his wife to him. She gave birth to two identical twins both of whom are named Antipholus. Their slave lady also gave birth to two identical twins named Dromio. It is impossible to distinguish between the twins. As his wife asked to return to their native place, Aegeon has boarded the ship with his twin sons and twin sons of the slave to become slaves to his sons.
Suddenly, a dreadful storm broke. Aegeon has tied his younger son and the younger slave to the wooden mast and tied himself to the same. Before that, he tied his wife, elder twin and the elder slave to another wooden mast. The ship broke into two and both Aegeon and his wife are separated. He has seen that fishermen of Corinth have saved his wife and children . He himself also is saved by another ship and brought to Syracuse.
After eighteen years, his youngest son (Antipholus of Syracuse) with the permission of his father, accompanied by his slave went to other places in search of his mother and his identical twin but has not returned even after seven years. Hence Aegeon himself is touring in search of his both sons, wife and the attendants. In search of them only he entered Ephesus as he no longer cares for his life. Thus Aegeon told his story to the duke. The duke said he pities him but the law cannot be changed but if anyone pays the fine of 1000 marks today he will be set free.
The duke of Ephesus likes Antipholus and made him an officer in his army and once he saved the life of duke. Satisfied with this, the Duke married Antipholus to a rich lady Adriana.
When they are taking dinner behind the closed doors, the actual Antipholus and Dromio came home for dinner but the servants sent them away without even opening the door as Adriana instructed them not to disturb her as she is having dinner with her husband. After dinner, by some pretext Antipholus of Syracuse came out of the house and a goldsmith met him and gave a gold chain thinking him to be the Antipholus of Ephesus even without taking money. As the gold smith owes some money to another man and he has reported to an officer for the recovery, the officer arrested the goldsmith and asked for the money. Meanwhile, the original Antipholus came that way. The gold smith asked him to give the money for the gold chain but Antipholus of Ephesus informed that he has not taken any chain. Hence the officer has arrested the goldsmith and Antipholus of Ephesus also on the complaint of goldsmith. At that time, Dromio of Syracuse , his brother's slave has come there. He has asked Dromio to go home and get the money asking his wife thinking that he is his slave. Adriana gave money and sent Dromio.
Another strange lady has come to him and asked him for the gold chain he has promised at dinner the other day. Younger Antipholus said that he has never seen her. She too mistook this man to be the married Antipholus. When he denied having seen her, she went to Adriana and told her that her husband has become lunatic. At that time, the husband of Adriana came with the jailor, given the money to him and became freed. When he and Dromio said that the money is not given to them , Adriana believed that her husband became mad and with the help of others confined him to a room and locked it.
After some time a servant came and told her that they escaped and are seen on the street near a convent. Adriana went there to fetch her husband. Seeing her, Antipholus of Syracuse ran into the convent and asked for protection of the abbess of the convent. Adriana has asked the abbess of the convent to handover her husband to her, who is lunatic and escaped the confinement. The lady abbess has refused to handover him.
Meanwhile, time has come for the death sentence of Aegeone. As the place is nearer to the convent, Aegeone is brought nearer to the convent and the Duke also came to oversee. Meanwhile, Antipholus and Dromio of Ephesus came there escaping the confinement Adriana has put them in. Antipholus of Syracuse came out of the convent with his attendant. The duke of Ephesus, Adriana, Aegeone and all others are surprised to see both the twins. Then the duke recognized them to be the sons of Aegeone who told his story in the morning and all are united. Another surprise is that abbess of the convent is none other than the wife of Aegeone and the mother of Antipholus.
Antipholus of Ephesus offered to pay the fine of 1000 marks for the release of his father. But, the Duke has said that he is waiving the fine. Thus the comedy of errors ended on a very happy note.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
వెల : ౨౦౦ రూపాయలు
శోభన్ బాబు గారు మన అందరికి ఒక సినిమా నాయకుడు గానే తెలుసు. కాని అతను ఒక మహోన్నత వ్యక్తిత్వం గల మనిషి. నియమ నిబన్దలతొ జీవితాన్ని గడిపిన వ్యక్తి. ఎ పనిఅయిన ఎక్కడ మొదలు పెట్టాలో విజయం సాధించడానికి ఏమి చెయ్యాలో మన అందరికి తెలుసు. కాని ఎక్కడ ఆపితే ఆ విజయాన్ని ఆస్వాదించగలమో ఎంత మందికి తెలుసు . నిజానికి అది తెలియడమే విజయ రహస్యము . అది తెలిసిన వ్యక్తి శోభన్ బాబు గారు.
మనిషి అనేవాడు ఎలా ఉండాలి. తన తోటి మనిషి తో ఎలా ప్రవిర్తంచాలి నటుడు అనేవాడు
ఎలా ఉండాలి నడుకి సెట్ లో ఉన్న పరిమితులేమిటి ఒక నటుడు తోటి నటులతో ఎలా మెలగాలి, నిర్మాతను ఎలా మర్యాద ఇవ్వాలి దర్శకుల నుంచి లైట్ బాయ్ వరకు ఎలా పలకరించాలి అని తెలిసిన వ్యక్తీ శోభన్ బాబు గారు.
అతను చాల కష్టపడి పైకి వచ్చిన వ్యక్తి. డబ్బు విలువ తెలిసిన వ్యక్తి. డబ్బుని వృధాగా ఖర్చు చేయడము ఇష్టము లేని వ్యక్తి. అతనిలో ఒక పెద్ద ఆర్ధిక వెతను చూడవచు. ఈ పుస్తకములో అతను ఎన్ని సినిమాలలో నటించాడు ఎన్ని సత దినోత్సవాలు జరిగాయి ఎన్ని బాగా ఆడాయి అనే పట్టిక లేదు. కాని అతని వ్యక్తిత్వము గురించి ఉన్నది.
శోభన్ బాబు గారు నటనని ఒక వృతి గానే భావించారు. ఆదివారము పూర్తిగా సంసారినికి
కేటాయించారు. ఆదివారం షూటింగ్ లకు వెళ్ళరు. భూమిని నమ్ముకొన్న వ్యక్తి. మొదటినించి తన సంపాదన లో కొంత డబ్బు పెట్టి భూమిని కొన్నారు. అందరికి అదే సలహా ఇచ్హారు. ఆ సలహా విని ఎందఱో కోటీశ్వరులు అయ్యారు. సినిమాలు తీసి ఎందఱో నష్ట పొయ్యారని సినిమాలు తీయలేదు. పిసినారి అని అందరు అంటారు కాని డబ్బు విలువ తెల్సిన మనిషి అని అంటారు.
శోభన్ బాబు పుస్తకము ప్రతి ఒక్కరికి మార్గ దర్సకము కావాలి. మనిష వ్రుత్తి జీవితాన్ని విరమించే సమయానికి ఆర్ధిక భద్రతా అవసరము. రిటైర్ అయ్యాక కూడా హాయిగా బ్రతకాలి అంటే డబ్బు కావాలి. అందుకనే అయన స్తలాలు కొన్నారు. వ్యాపారము రాదు కాబట్టి ఆయనే ఆ స్తలాలలో బిల్డింగ్స్ కట్టి పెద్ద కర్పోరాటే ఆఫీసుస్ కి అద్దేకిచారు. అందరికి అందగాడు గానే గుర్తుండాలి అని అరవయి ఏళ్ళకే సినిమా లు మానుకొన్నారు. అతని జీవన విధానము ఒక పెర్సానాలిటి దేవేలోప్మేంట్ పుస్తకము.
అందరు కొని చదవవలసిన పుస్తకము ఇది.
Friday, May 21, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Duncan the meek : King of Scotland
Macbeth : Thane or Lord in Scotland and near kinsman of the king
Lady Macbeth : Wife of Macbeth
Fleance : Son of Banquo
Macduff : Thane of Fife
The two generals Macbeth and Banquo are returning victorious by defeating a rebel army assisted by the troops of Norway. On their way, they were stopped by three witches near a blasted heath. The first of the three creatures saluted Macbeth with the title 'Thane of Glamis'. The general is not startled but when the second witch saluted and called him with the title of Thane of Cawdor, to which honor he had no pretensions. Again the third bid him "All hail! King that shalt be hereafter! ". Though Macbeth is amazed, he did not believe the prophecy as the king's sons lived, thus he cannot succeed to the throne. The witches turning to Banquo have prophesied though he will never become the king but his sons after him will be the kings of Scotland and vanished.
At that moment, two messengers have come from the king and informed that the king has bestowed the title of Thane of Cawdor on Macbeth. As the prophecy of the witches has come true, Macbeth believed the words and asked Banquo how he is feeling with the knowledge that his sons will become the kings of Scotland. Banquo replied that these ministers of darkness will tell us small truths in little things, to betray us into deeds of greatest consequence. But Macbeth believed the words of the witches that he will become the King and from that moment he is bent upon making ideas how to get rid of the present king.
Macbeth had a wicked wife to whom he has informed that the witches had prophesied that he will become the king of Scotland one day. She has told Macbeth that the murder of the king is necessary to achieve this and is pestering him day and night to murder the King. It happened at this time that the king with his two sons Malcolm and Donalbain and accompanied by a numerous thanes and attendants visited the house of Macbeth to honour Macbeth for the triumphant success of his wars. The King felt well pleased with the place and the attentions and respect of his honored hostess, Lady Macbeth. The King being tired with his journey went early to bed and the grooms as per the custom also have slept in the same room with the king.
At middle of the night, the Lady Macbeth woke up and decided to kill the king herself as she doubted that Macbeth being kind hearted and good natured may not do the murder. She went into the room to kill the King. But at that time she has seen the face of her father in the king and so could not kill the king. She has returned to their chamber to confer with her husband. His resolution had begun to stagger. He thought there are strong reasons against the deed. In the first place, he was not only a subject, but a near kinsman to the king; and he had been his host and entertainer for the day and it is his duty to save the king from any murderers but not bear the sword himself and kill the king. And he thought that the king is very nice to him and because of that he stood he stood very high in the court. Hence he decided not to kill the king. But Lady Macbeth has not agreed to that and forced Macbeth to accomplish the murder. Hence Macbeth has killed the king with one stroke and Lady Macbeth has smeared the faces of the two grooms with the blood so that the suspicion will fall on them.
King's son Malcolm has escaped and took refuge in the English court and the second son Donalbain made his escape to Ireland. The king's sons, who should have succeeded him, having vacated the throne, Macbeth as the next heir was crowned king. But the entire suspicion on the murder has fell on Macbeth.
Even after becoming the King, Macbeth and his wife could not forget the prophecy of the witches, though Macbeth should be the king, yet not his children, but the children of Banquo will be the kings after him. Macbeth has planned to kill Banquo and his son. Though he could kill Banquo , his son Fleance escaped and fled.
Though he became King, Macbeth could not sleep, had no peace with the thought that their children will not become kings. He became a tyrant and all the people began to hate him. Hence Macbeth has tried to meet the three witch sisters again and seek from them the future and so he went to the cave. The three witches have come and the first greeted the King and told him to beware of Thane of Fife, Macduff. The second witch told not to fear for none of woman born (i.e. none who is born to a woman) should have power to hurt him and advised to bold, bloody and resolute. The third witch has comforted him against conspiracies saying that he should never be vanquished, until the wood of Birnam moves to Dunsinane. With this the witches vanished. And from this time, Macbeth became bloody and dreadful.
The first thing Macbeth heard after that is that Thane of Fife, Maccduff , had fled to England to join the army being raised by Malcolm with an intent to displace Macbeth. Macbeth has killed the wife and children of Macduff left at Fife. The queen unable to bear the guilt has died leaving Macbeth alone. As Malcolm's army has approached, Macbeth became bold believing the words of the witches and decided to fight as none of woman born can hurt him and he can be vanquished only when the woods of Birnam comes to Dunsinane and waited for the arrival of Malcolm with his army.
Then, one day a messenger has come and reported that as he is seeing from the top of hill, he has seen that the wood of Birnam is moving. This is because Malcolm has asked his soldiers to hew down every one a bough and bear it before him to conceal their true numbers. Hence it appeared as if the woods are moving. Now Macbeth has become very bold and came out of the castle to meet the enemy. In the war, he came in front of Macduff and told him that he will not be hurt by any woman born. Macduff has told Macbeth that Macduff is never a woman born, never as ordinary manner of men is to be born but was untimely taken from his mother. With this Macbeth understood that his end has come and fought with Macduff and died in the war.
Thus Macbeth, who is a very kind hearted general, loved by the king and the people died being hated by all believing the false words of the witches.
Monday, May 17, 2010
Shakespeare was born in April 1564, in Stratford-upon-Avon. His birthday is celebrated on April 23. He was one of eight children born to John Shakespeare. He had no university education. He is married at the age of 18 to Anne Hathaway eight years his senior. By 1592, Shakespeare had gone to London working as an actor and already known as playwright. In 1599, the Lord Chamberlain’s men built and occupied the Globe Theater in Southwark near the Thames River. Here, many of Shakespeare’s plays were performed by the most famous actors of his time. His 154 sonnets were published, probably without his authorization in 1609. He has written 37 plays. He died on April 23, 1616.
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Tuesday, May 11, 2010
This is a quote by none other than Albert Einstein! The Albert Einstein who is the father of modern physics. The Albert Einstein who is the best-known scientist and intellectual of all times! The famous scientist believes in the mysterious!
But, do we, the common man, believe in the mysterious ? I can safely say that at least 50% of the current generation are staunch believers, and there is another small percentage that do not believe in any such. But there is the remaining huge percentage of the current generation who are stuck between believing and non-believing. They have been raised to be believers but the science and the logical reasoning that they have learned do not make it easy for them to choose one over the other.
Pranic Healing is one such mysterious ancient science, paranormal healing process to which a lot of people have raised eye-brows the first they heard the word. But, listening about it and trying it, the majority of them have become believers, followers and proponents.
So What is Pranic Healing ? Pranic Healing is the process of transferring vital energy or life force from the healer to the patient. It requires no physical contact since the healer works on the bioplasmic body (Pranamaya Kosha) rather than on the physical body.
According to this science, man's whole physical body is composed of the visible physical body and the invisible energy body called the bioplasmic body. The bioplasmic body is that invisible luminous energy which penetrates the physical body and extends beyond it by four or five inches.
Master Choa Kok Sui has rediscovered this ancient science and has written several books to make it easy for the normal person to learn and follow. They have set up offices all over the world and are teaching Pranic Healing at subsidized prices and also help treat different people with various physical or psychological problems. If you listen to followers of Pranic Healing, they will tell you tales and tales of what we call Miracles. To know more about them, check out http://www.fundpeaceandhealing.net/.
It is definitely a science that is worth keeping an open mind to. If you ever get the chance, listen about it. You can of course choose to believe or not. But, definitely try and learn about it.
Saturday, May 8, 2010
- Best Way of Relaxation.
- It makes you smarter.
- It develops the mind.
- It helps young kids learn language skills.
- It is how we discover new things.
- Reading develops imagination.
- Reading develops the creative side of people.
- It helps in developing a good self image.
- Reading expands vocabulary.
- It is important to development.
- Reading helps to know other people's perspective.
- Enhances social's skills.
- Enriches oneself in all aspects.
- Reading results in fruitful usage of time.
- Reading takes us to a new world where we forget our sorrows and fears.
- It helps us get rid of anxieties.
- Reading helps us from boredom and monotony.
- Reading before going to bed helps a child feel secure and comfortable during sleep.
- Youngsters emulate the behaviors of their favorite story heroes.
- Reading helps shape a person's character.
- Reading helps shape a person's life.
- Emotions can be best understood through other people's stories.
- Reading can provide plenty of fun for children.
- Reading gives us power and understanding.
- Reading different varieties of books gives us solutions for our daily-life problems.
- It creates awareness.
- It encourages to be a thinker.
- Reading gives us various topics to be the center of attraction in gatherings.
- Reading at least 20 minutes a day means you read 4800 minutes in one year! Imagine how many books you would have read in 4800 minutes which is 80 hours. And 20 minutes a day is just 1.38th part of a day!
- Reading is the companions for life.
- Reading inspires you to do great things in life
- A fondness for reading changes the inevitable dull hours of our life into exquisite hours of delight - Charles de Montesquieu.
- Life transforming ideas have always come to me through books-Oliver Wendall Holmes
- Reading is not to contradict or confute, or to believe and take for granted, but to weigh and consider. Take the good from reading. --Source from a proverb by Francis Bacon.
- Reading helps increase attention span.
- Reading regularly keeps the brain young and healthy.
- It lets us explore those that we cannot physically see. Example: Space, Far-off cities and continents.
- Reading allows children to do role play.
- Reading gets one out of depression.
- It lets you gain knowledge without having to ask or find someone.
- It lets you continue to keep motivated and not loose track.
- Reading gives you an edge over someone who does not read as much.
- In the least, read a newspaper. It is one continuous form of fiction.
- Reading good books helps you move toward your dream. Example: Alchemist, The Man Who Sold his Ferrari etc
- A Novel points out that the world consists entirely of exceptions.
- Books open your mind.
- Books strengthen your mind.
- Reading excites the reader to self-activity.-Thomas Carlyle.
- Voracious reading makes you an all-rounder.
- Reading creates and strengthens synapses in the brain.
- Reading regularly helps you learn to pick the correct information.
- Reading relieves stress.
- Routine reading expands our mind tremendously.
- Reading keeps the mind cool.
- It helps you be fresh through the day.
- Regular habit of reading keeps you and your mind occupied even in old age.
- Reading makes us self-assured.
- It makes you keep focused for long periods.
- Improves concentration.
- It also improves memory.
- It improves the discipline.
- Reading is inexpensive entertainment.
- Discover surprises.
- Reading lets you learn from the experience and knowledge of the authors.
- Reading lets you weigh things from a different perspective.
- One gets to experience the story by reading it.
- Reading emphasizes hierarchical thinking.
- Reading to your child encourages conversations.
- Reading encourages questions.
- It makes you a good person.
- When reading, the imagination has no visual limits.
- Reading non-fiction helps you read and understand the other important things of life - insurance policies, contracts etc.
- Reading on every day topics helps you learn the advantages and disadvantages of the topics and lets you make an informed decision.
- Reading to your child solidifies the bond.
- Reading lets you take an immediate break from the daily grind. Does not need any planning.
- Reading helps overcome social anxiety. Books and the topics provide an instant ice-breaker.
- Reading takes you on a wondrous journey.
- It opens new possibilities.
- Reading nourishes your soul.
- Regular reading keeps you steady even during trouble time.
- Enjoyable reading is a deeply satisfying pursuit.
- Reading is exercising the mind. Otherwise the mind gets dumb.
- It challenges your core beliefs.
- Reading on varied topics gives you a bigger perspective of the world.
- Reading improves the grammar and sentence making skills.
- It helps increase fluency in communication.
- Reading helps shape your child's character.
- Reading aloud to your baby is an important form of stimulation.
- Reading aloud to the babies increases their listening skills.
- It allows the child to look, touch, feel and ask questions.
- Reading increases your literacy levels.
- Improved deduction skills.
- It also improves writing skills.
- One can learn from characters in a story and learn to apply in our daily lives.
- Reading rejuvenates your mind.
- It helps you to think from a different angle.
- Reading books exercises your creativity.
- Reading motivates you.
- Reading may prevent old age memory loss.
- Reading is the best hobby one can have with at least 100 advantages.
- So, guys and gals!
- Read More!
- Read Even More!
- Source: Personal experience, inputs from various people and uncountable articles from the web.
Sunday, May 2, 2010
I chanced upon the book at the Mumbai airport bookstore. I wrote down the titles for three books by new authors that seemed intriguing, two were collections of short stories with a Mumbai theme and a novel about dilemmas of motherhood, aptly titled Balancing Act. I bought the novel because the description on the back cover sounded interesting. Wrestling with the subject of finding fulfillment in motherhood after having tasted professional success, a commonplace occurrence today, it appeared to be a contemporary, introspective read.
As promised, the book deals with the subject through the eyes of Tara Mistri, a young woman with a husband who travels a lot and burdened with the domestic reality of caring for two young children in sunny San Diego. Tara is an architect with a track record, who chooses to stay home after the birth of the first baby but is not convinced whether she has made the right choice. Her confusion in fitting in as a stay-at-home Mom and her lure for finding meaningful work outside the home is aptly described in the 230-odd pages. But nothing really happens in the story.
A bunch of characters, all women, appear in the narrative but are not of much consequence. The husband is a convenient place holder who gets a little more of writing space towards the end but the tone of the book is one of confusion. As with many authors, the novel appears to be a thinly disguised autobiographical first novel with personal observations but no insights into the issue at hand. Until the end, Tara is a housewife (a terms she despises) so the title of the book totally escaped me since there did not seem to be too much balancing going on. A lot of architectural details are woven into the narrative along with quotations by famous architects, including Louis Kahn, creator of the Salk Institute which lies in Tara’s neighborhood, a building that she reveres. Not surprising, considering that the field of architecture is the author, Meera Godbole Krishnamurthy’s primary area of expertise.
The book suffers from a whiny protagonist who is difficult to empathize with. She is both blessed and cursed (misery of her own making) with what appears to be a perfect life, an apparently supportive husband, beautiful kids and a choice to make in the matter of her going back to work. The messages are mixed as author tries to present an equal view of both sides of the equation of working mothers. The pervasive perplexed undercurrent of the novel stems from the superficial treatment of the subject and a marked reluctance to dig deeper to answer the questions honestly. It is this aspect that dilutes the intent and presents the book as a lightweight attempt at what should have been a wonderful canvas to chronicle the contradictions of women of this generation.
What the book needs, is a candid answer to the quintessential question posed by Kahn “What do you want, brick?” It is a shame that neither the editor nor the publishers chose to ask this question of the author herself.
The following are the ways that were told as part of the elocution speaches.
1. Conserve water during brushing. Do not let the water go waste from the minute you put the paste on to the brush till the entire brushing is complete.
2. Use CFB bulbs and tube lights. They consume less energy.
3. Prefer paper bags to plastic bags. Prefer cloth and jute bags to paper bags. By wasting paper, we are forcing trees to be cut down.
4. Plant a tree. We all have learned in schooling - plants and trees release oxygen. If living in individual houses, take little effort to plant trees. It not only helps keep the clean green but it also makes the room or home cooler, even if it is by just a degree.
5. Print only when absolutely necessary. And when printing, print on both the sides.
Last but not the least, spread the awareness. If we follow it diligently, at least one of our friends will adopt one or the other method and the awareness will further spread.
It is appreciable of the participants that they did thorough research on the topic and presented it nicely. And they all promised to conserve water and electricity to begin with.