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  • Mani Mahesh Lake

    ‘Mani Mahesh’ is considered Lord Shiva-Parvati’s loving adobe. It is said that Lord Shiva gave wish to Lord Krishna that which ever Aughar will take bath in Manimahesh Lake on “Janmastmi”, do his all Siddhiyan will be fruitful, when Radha asked for blessings, Lord Shiva said that whosoever human being takes bath in Manimahesh Lake on “Radhastmi”, his all wishes will be achieved.

    Where is it & How to go:- Among the five abode of Shiva ‘Mani Mahesh’ is situated in Chamba District in Himachal Pradesh. Pathankot is very well connected by road & railway to the Country. From Pathankot to Chamba(135 km) , there is regular bus-service. Bharmaur is at a distance of 65 km away from Chamba. At a distance of 12 km from Bharmaur, Hadsar is situated, From where Mani Mahesh Yatra starts by foot. From Hadsar 7 km away Dhanchhou valley is the midpoint of the yatra. Here Bhasmasur got his wish of burning everything he touched by making Lord Shiva Happy, then reach Parvati Kund. Parvati Ma used to take bath here, Govt. has arranged many tents & blankets at Parvati Kund & Dhanchhou. Mani Mahesh Lake just 1km away from Parvati Kund.

    When to go:- From Janmastmi to Radhastmi every year thousands of people visit Mani Mahesh Lake. This is right time to visit Mani-Mahesh.

    Luggage:- Woollens, Sweater, Warm Jacket, Rain Coat, Gloves, Torch, Sports Shoes, Woolen Shocks, Woolen cap, Muffler, Goggles and Stick etc. are required.

    Important:- In front of Mani Mahesh Lake on Kailash Parvat Ganesh’s Nandi & other Shiv Parivar ices statue appear almost alive. None has been able to climb up on Kailash Parvat. Whose ever tried, never come back.

     

     

    (source:http://www.saarthisewasamiti.com/manimaheshlake.html)

  • Diabetic care.

     

    Diabetic care

    Antony Raj knew he was genetically predisposed to diabetes as his mother suffered from it too. Despite his healthy lifestyle, he was hit by the disease at the age of 32. Doctors advised him to avoid fried foods and sweets and prescribed medicines which didn’t help much.

    Meanwhile Raj was undergoing parallel treatment for a skin ailment. The drugs for this pushed his fasting sugar levels up to 390 – 400 and he was prescribed insulin shots. “My energy levels dropped and I lost interest in everything,” he says. Six months ago he decided to start a healthy regimen. He had made such resolutions earlier too but they had flopped due to professional commitments. “This time I consulted a lifestyle doctor to help me stick to my regimen,” he says. The first challenge was to get up an hour earlier so that his exercise regimen didn’t affect his day’s schedule.

    The Plan

    20 minute walk in the park with 4 minute warm-up exercise. A minute of high speed running followed by a relaxation exercise makes one set. 20 such reps. Then 50 sets each of pushups, back pushups and squats, making a total of 1 hour of workout for six days a week.

    Diet:- Sugarless tea in the morning. No sugary products and high protein intake. Small amounts of carbs in the form of a multigrain chapatti followed by sprouts, fruits and eggs daily. Regular intake of nuts, cashews and walnuts.

    His workout plan has helped him in multiple ways. It has reduced his dependence on medicine and raised his energy levels. “My medicines have reduced from seven to one a day. I have also lost 6 kg and heel more energetic,” says Raj. Though he admits it’s not an easy task to maintain such a disciplined lifestyle, there’s no choice if you want to stay healthy and live longer, he says.

     

    (source : Mail Today newspaper)

  • Sri Harmandir Sahib

    Sri Harmandir Sahib, also called the Darbar Sahib and the Golden Temple, is the holiest of all Sikh religious places. The city of Amritsar, the pool of nectar, was founded by the Fourth Guru, Sri Guru Ram Dass Ji around 1564, when he had a tank dug in the Sultanwind area. This was completed by the Fifth Guru in 1588. In 1586, Guru Arjan Dev Ji began work for the completion of the tank that had been started by Guru Ram Dass Ji. He had the tank lined with brickwork. He named the tank Amritsar, the pool of nectar, and the city also came to be called by the same name.

     

    more at :

    http://www.eknoor.net/harmandir-sahib.php

  • Who is really responsible

    VIKRAMADITYA’S JUDGEMENT

    *Once there lived an old and pious man, renowned for his honesty. One day his neighbor, a rich merchant comes to him with a request. The merchant was leaving on a voyage and wants the old man to safeguard his wealth, until his return. The old man agrees and with God as witness promises to protect and safeguard the merchant’s wealth. *

    *The old man then entrusts the safe keep of the merchant’s wealth to his son, from whom he takes an oath of propriety and honesty. Slowly the son starts dipping into the merchants wealth, people notice this and warn the old man of the son’s misdeeds. The old man calls his son asks him to explain, he also reminds him of his oath on following the right path. The son rubbishes the accusations as rumors and the idle gossip of jealous people, who could not bear to see his prosperity. The old man accepts the son’s explanation and things go on as before.*

    *The merchant returns and demands his wealth. The old man calls his son, who hands over a quarter of the merchant’s wealth saying that is all there was. The merchant realizing that he has been cheated approaches the King. The King listens to the merchant’s complaint and summons the old man. The old man comes to the court with his son and handing him over to the King says “your majesty, the merchant is right. My son has confessed to the crime. Please punish him.”*

    *The king has the son flogged and imprisoned. He then praises the old man’s honesty and dismisses the case. But the merchant demands punishment for the old man saying, “I have still not received justice. I had entrusted my wealth to the old man which he swore by God to safeguard. The old man’s integrity is intact, but what of me, I have been robbed of my life’s savings, and made a pauper. It was the old man’s decision to entrust my wealth to his son for safe keeping that has caused this loss. As far as I am concerned the old man is the real culprit, and should be punished.*

    *The king is astounded by this demand. The old man, was neither a party to the theft nor did he benefit from it. In fact, he had sent his son to jail. Yet, the merchant was asking for the old man’s punishment.*

    *The Bettal asks Vikramaditya, “What should be the Kings decision.”*

    *Vikramaditya’s replies, “Though the old man is innocent of the actual theft, he is guilty of dereliction of duty. The son’s crime was a straight forward one, the old man’s was a graver crime. He did nothing to protect the merchant’s wealth. Far from being vigilant he failed to take action even when he was warned of his son’s misdeeds. Because of his laxity the merchant is condemned to a life of penury. He should be punished.”

    NOW TRY TO SEE THE HAPPENINGS IN INDIA & 2G SCAM IN LIGHT OF THE ABOVE STORY:

    *India 2010, Dr. Manmohan Singh, esteemed economist, former Governor of RBI, Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission, former Finance Minister, a man whose personal ethics and integrity are unblemished, takes oath to protect and safeguard the Nation and its assets. He appoints Raja, as his Cabinet Minister for IT & Telecom.*

    * Unlike the story, this heist of a precious national asset is carried out in full view of Dr. Manmohan Singh and his cabinet colleagues. Newspapers across the country cry out at this outrage in front page headlines.*

    * The Indian Constitution grants the Prime Minister absolute power in running the country. He is the head of the Government and the Union Cabinet functions at his pleasure. As per the Transaction of Business Rules the Prime Minister has the unrestricted right to demand and get any file, any record from any Ministry. Dr. Man Mohan Singh could have at any time stopped this heist of a National asset, yet he chose to remain silent. The Minister’s failure to exercise his constitutional rights has caused irreparable loss to the Nation.*

    * Dr. Singh did not profit personally from Raja’s shenigans, but his failure to act, to honor the oath of office, to protect and safeguard the nation and its wealth is unforgivable. Like the old man, he has sacked Raja from his ministerial berth, but does his culpability end there.*

    * The people of India had entrusted their faith and the future of the Nation in Dr. Manmohan Singh, believing him to be a man of integrity and honesty, and not to Raja.
    Does dismissing Raja absolve Dr. Singh or like the old man is he guilty of dereliction of duty and failure to safeguard the Nation and its citizens.
    Does he deserve punishment?

    *who can decide here?…..

     

     

    (source: SN on 29.06.2011)

  • Remember This Guy

    “Socialism only works
    in two places:
    Heaven where they don’t
    need it and hell where they already have it.”
    -Ronald Reagan’Here’s my strategy on
    the Cold War:
    We win, they lose.’
    – Ronald Reagan 

    ‘The most terrifying words
    In the English language are:
    I’m from the government
    and I’m here to help.’
    -Ronald Reagan

    ‘The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.’
    -Ronald Reagan 

    ‘Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong.
    – Ronald Reagan

    ‘I have wondered at
    times about what the
    Ten Commandments would
    have looked like if Moses
    had run them through
    the U.S. Congress..
    -Ronald Reagan 

    ‘The taxpayer:
    That’s someone who works
    For the federal government
    but doesn’t have to take the
    civil service examination.’
    – Ronald Reagan 

    ‘Government is like a baby:
    An alimentary canal with a
    big appetite at one end and
    no sense of responsibility
    at the other’
    – Ronald Reagan 

    ‘The nearest thing to eternal
    life we will ever see on
    this earth is a
    government program.’
    – Ronald Reagan

    ‘It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession.
    I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first’
    – Ronald Reagan
    ‘Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases:
    If it moves, tax it.
    If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving,
    subsidize it’
    – Ronald Reagan 

    ‘Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed,
    there are many rewards;
    if you disgrace yourself,
    you can always write a book.’
    – Ronald Reagan
    ‘No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is as formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.’
    – Ronald Reagan 

    ‘If we ever forget that we’re one nation under GOD, then we will be a nation gone under.’
    -Ronald Reagan
    (contributed by :  Amr on 09.08.2012)

     

  • What happens after Death

     


    *What is death* ?
    *Is there life after death*? 
    *Is death painful?*
    *What happens after death ?**How does rebirth happen ?*
    *Where do we go after death ?*These kind of questions related to the MOST FEARED EVENT that ends our life always fill our mind, ESPECIALLY when any of our near or dear ones die.We feel that SUDDENLY the relationship has BROKEN abruptly n WISH there could be a CONNECTION again.

    In this quest, our JOURNEY to FIND ANSWERS to the above questions begin …

    *So, what happens after death ?*

    DEATH is ACTUALLY a very INTERESTING process !!

    *Disconnection of the earth sole chakras*

    APPROXIMATELY 4-5 hours BEFORE death, the EARTH SOLE CHAKRAS SITUATED below the feet gets DETACHED … SYMBOLIZING DISCONNECTION from the EARTH PLANE !!

    A few hours before an individual dies, their FEET TURN COLD.
    When the actual time to depart arrives, *its said that Yama, the GOD OF DEATH appears to guide the soul*.

    *The Astral Cord*

    *DEATH SEVERS the ASTRAL CORD, which is the CONNECTION of the SOUL to the BODY*.

    Once this CORD is CUT the soul becomes FREE of the body n MOVES UP n OUT of the BODY.

    If the soul is ATTACHED to the PHYSICAL BODY it occupied for this lifetime, it REFUSES to leave n TRIES to get into the body n MOVE it n STAY in it.

    We may OBSERVE this as a very SUBTLE or SLIGHT MOVEMENT of the face, hand or leg after the person has died.

    The soul is UNABLE to ACCEPT that it is DEAD. There is STILL a FEELING of BEING ALIVE.

    Since the ASTRAL CORD has been SEVERED, the soul CANNOT STAY HERE n is PUSHED UPWARDS n OUT of the BODY.
    There is a PULL from ABOVE … a MAGNETIC PULL to GO UP.

    *End of the physical body*

    At this stage the soul HEARS many voices, all at the SAME time.
    These are the THOUGHTS of ALL the INDIVIDUALS PRESENT in the room.

    The soul on its part TALKS to his loved ones like he ALWAYS did n SHOUTS out *”I am not dead”*!!
    BUT ALAS, NOBODY HEARS HIM.

    Slowly n steadily the soul REALIZES that it is DEAD n there is NO WAY BACK n at this stage,
    the SOUL is FLOATING at approx 12 feet or at the height of the ceiling, SEEING n HEARING EVERYTHING HAPPENING AROUND.

    Generally *the soul floats around the body till it is cremated*.

    So, the next time if you see a body being carried for cremation, BE INFORMED that the *SOUL IS ALSO PART OF THE PROCESSION SEEING, HEARING n WITNESSING EVERYTHING n EVERYONE*.

    *Detachment from the body*

    Once the CREMATION is COMPLETE,
    the soul is CONVINCED that the MAIN ESSENCE of its SURVIVAL on EARTH is LOST n the BODY it OCCUPIED for SO MANY YEARS has MERGED into the FIVE ELEMENTS.

    The soul EXPERIENCES COMPLETE FREEDOM, the BOUNDARIES it had while being in the body are GONE n it can TRAVEL ANYWHERE by MERE THOUGHT.

    For 7 days the soul, MOVES about its PLACES of INTEREST like its *favorite joint, morning walk garden, office, etc..

    If the soul is possessive of his money, it will just stay near his cupboard, or if he is possessive of his children, it will just be in their room, clinging on to them*.

    By the END of the 7th day, the SOUL says *BYE* to his FAMILY n moves further UPWARDS to the PERIPHERY of the EARTH PLANE to CROSS OVER to the other side.

    *The Tunnel*

    It’s said that there is a BIG TUNNEL here which it has to CROSS before reaching the ASTRAL PLANE.
    Hence it’s said that the FIRST 12 days after death are EXTREMELY CRUCIAL.

    *we have to carry out the rituals correctly n pray n ask forgiveness from the soul*
    so that it DOES NOT CARRY NEGATIVE EMOTIONS like HURT, HATRED, ANGER, etc ATLEAST from the NEAR n DEAR ONES.

    All the RITUALS, PRAYERS n POSITIVE ENERGY act like FOOD for the soul which will help it in its ONWARD JOURNEY.

    At the end of the tunnel is a HUGE BRIGHT LIGHT signifying the ENTRY into the ASTRAL WORLD.

    *Meeting the Ancestors*

    On the 11th n 12th day, Hindus conduct HOMAS n PRAYERS n RITUALS through which the soul is UNITED with its ANCESTORS, CLOSE FRIENDS, RELATIVES n the GUIDES.

    All the passed away ANCESTORS,
    WELCOME the soul to the UPPER PLANE n they GREET n HUG them exactly like we do here on SEEING our family members after a LONG TIME.

    The SOUL then along with ITS GUIDES are taken for a THOROUGH LIFE REVIEW of the life JUST COMPLETED on EARTH in the presence of the *Great Karmic Board.*

    It is here in the PURE LIGHT that the WHOLE PAST LIFE is VIEWED !!

    *Life Review*

    There is no JUDGE, there is no *GOD* here.

    The soul JUDGES himself,
    the way he JUDGED OTHERS in his lifetime.

    He asks for revenge for people who TROUBLED him in that life,
    He EXPERIENCES GUILT for all WRONG DOINGS , he DID to people n ASKS for SELF PUNISHMENT to learn that lesson.

    Since the soul is NOT BOUND by the BODY n the EGO, the *FINAL JUDGMENT BECOMES THE BASIS OF THE NEXT LIFETIME*.

    Based on this, *A COMPLETE LIFE STRUCTURE* is created by the SOUL HIMSELF, called the *BLUE PRINT*.

    All the INCIDENTS to be FACED,
    All the PROBLEMS to be FACED,
    All the CHALLENGES to be OVERCOME are WRITTEN in this AGREEMENT.

    In fact the soul *CHOOSES* all the MINUTE DETAILS like AGE, PERSON n CIRCUMSTANCES for all INCIDENTS to be EXPERIENCED.

    Example : An individual had SEVERE HEADACHE in his present birth, nothing helped him, no medicines, no way out.

    In a session of PAST LIFE REGRESSION, he saw himself killing his neighbour in a previous birth by SMASHING his head with a huge stone.

    In the life review, when he saw this he became VERY GUILTY n asked for the SAME PAIN to be experienced by him by way of a NEVER ENDING HEADACHE in this life.

    *Blue print*

    This is the way we JUDGE ourselves n in GUILT ASK for PUNISHMENT.

    The AMOUNT of GUILT in the soul decides the SEVERITY of the PUNISHMENT n level of SUFFERING.

    Hence *FORGIVENESS* is very *VITAL*.

    *We must forgive n seek forgiveness* !!

    CLEAR YOUR THOUGHTS n EMOTIONS, as we carry them forward to the other side too.

    Once this REVIEW is DONE n our *BLUE PRINT* for the NEXT LIFE is *FORMED*, then there is a *COOLING PERIOD*.

    *The re-birth*

    We are born depending on what we have ASKED for in the agreement.

    The COOLING OFF period also DEPENDS on our URGENCY to EVOLVE.

    We *CHOOSE* our parents n ENTER the mothers womb either at the TIME of egg formation
    OR
    during the 4-5th month
    OR
    sometimes even at the LAST MOMENT just before BIRTH.

    The UNIVERSE is so PERFECT ,so beautifully designed that the TIME n PLACE of birth CONSTITUTES our HOROSCOPE, which actually is a *BLUE PRINT* of this life.

    MANY of us think that our stars are BAD n we are UNLUCKY but in ACTUALITY, they just *MIRROR your AGREEMENT*.

    Once we are REBORN, for around *40 DAYS* the baby REMEMBERS its past life n *LAUGHS n CRIES* by itself without anyone FORCING it to.

    The memory of the past life is COMPLETELY CUT after this n we EXPERIENCE LIFE as though we DID NOT EXIST in the past.

    *The agreement starts..*

    It’s here that we are COMPLETELY in the EARTH PLANE n the CONTRACT comes into full effect.
    We then blame *GOD*/ PEOPLE for our difficult situations n curse *GOD* for giving us such a DIFFICULT life …

    So, the next time BEFORE POINTING to the *DIVINE*, understand that our CIRCUMSTANCES are just helping us COMPLETE n HONOR our agreement, which is FULLY n COMPLETELY WRITTEN by US.

    Whatever we have ASKED for n PRE DECIDED is exactly what we RECEIVE !!

    FRIENDS, RELATIVES, FOES, PARENTS, SPOUSES all have been SELECTED by us in the *BLUE PRINT* n come in our lives BASED on this AGREEMENT.

    They are just PLAYING their PARTS n are MERELY ACTORS in this film WRITTEN, PRODUCED n DIRECTED by us !!

    *Do the Dead need healing / prayers / protection ?*

    The dead *ALWAYS NEED* serious HEALING n PRAYERS for a variety of reasons, the MOST IMPORTANT one being … *To be FREE n NOT EARTH BOUND* !! …
    that is STUCK in the earth plane n UNABLE to leave.

    There are many reasons for the SOUL to be EARTH BOUND like UNFINISHED BUSINESS, EXCESSIVE GRIEF, TRAUMA on death, SUDDEN death, FEAR of MOVING on to the astral plane, GUILT, one of the most important being IMPROPER FINISHING of LAST RITES n RITUALS.

    The soul feels it needs a LITTLE MORE TIME to wait n finish before MOVING ON.

    This keeps them HOVERING on the EARTH PLANE.

    But the time is LIMITED n it is VERY VERY IMPORTANT that they cross over WITHIN 12 days to their ASTRAL PLANE of EXISTENCE, as the *ENTRY* to the astral world CLOSES a few days after this.

    Earthbound spirits lead a very MISERABLE existence as they are NEITHER in their actual plane NOR in a body to lead an earthly life.

    They may NOT be negative or harmful but they are STUCK n MISERABLE.

    Hence HEALING n PRAYERS are of UTMOST IMPORTANCE during this period so that the departed soul *CROSSES OVER to the DESIGNATED ASTRAL PLANE PEACEFULLY*.

    *Prayers by the whole family is very vital to help the dead cross over*.

    The PROTECTION of the soul to HELP it REACH its DESTINATION in the astral world is *ACHIEVED through PRAYERS*.

    Please Do Not Take DEATH LIGHTLY …
    *Now more than ever most souls are stuck on the earth plane due to lack of belief and family neglect*.

    FINALLY, for someone who has lost a near and dear one, don’t feel sad … *We never die, we live on, death does not end anything, it is just a little break before we meet again* !!

    This article has been extracted from … *The Garuda Puranam*

     

    (Source: user Vijay Kumar R on 26.11.2017)

  • Useless Advice

    A patient was waiting nervously in the examination room of a famous specialist.
    “So who did you see before coming to me?” asked the doctor.
    “My local General Practitioner.”
    “Your GP?” scoffed the doctor. “What a waste of time. Tell me, what sort of useless advice did he give you?”
    “He told me to come and see you.”

    (contributed by:rajeswar sitamraju on 22.07.2011)




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