आजका सुविचार

Rewrite your major goals every day,in the present tense, exactly as if they already existed.

चिन्ताज्वरो मनुष्याणां क्षुधां निद्रां बलं हरेत् ।
रूपमुत्साहबुध्दिं श्रीं जीवितं च न संशयः ॥

The fever of worry snatches away hunger, sleep, strength, beauty, enthusiasm, mind, wealth and life itself - there is no doubt.

"चिंता" स्वरुप ज्वर (बुखार) भूख, नींद, बल, सौंदर्य, उत्साह, बुद्धि, समृद्धि और स्वयं जीवन को भी हर लेता है ।

 
मत्तः प्रमत्तः उन्मत्तः श्रान्तः क्रुद्धः बुभुक्षितः ।
त्वरमाणश्च लुब्धश्च भीतः कामी च ते दश ॥

मद्य पीया हुआ, असावध, उन्मत्त, थका हुआ, क्रोधी, डरपोक, भूखा, त्वरित, लोभी, और विषयलंपट – ये दस धर्म को नहीं जानते (अर्थात् उनसे संबंध नहीं रखना चाहिए) ।

 
आयु र्वित्तं गृहच्छिद्रं मन्त्रमौषध मैथुने ।
दानं मानापमानौ च नव गोप्यानि कारयेत् ॥

आयुष्य, वित्त, गृहछिद्र, मंत्र, औषध, मैथुन, दान, मान, और अपमान – ये नौ बातें गुप्त रखनी चाहिए ।

 
उद्योगः कलहः कण्डू र्मद्यं द्यूतं च मैथुनम् ।
आहारो व्यसनं निद्रा सेवनात् विवर्धते ॥

उद्योग, कलह, खुजली, मद्य, मैथुन, आहार, व्यसन, द्यूत, और निद्रा, सेवन करने से बढते हैं ।

 
पद्भ्यां कराभ्यां जानुभ्यामुरसा शिरस्तथा ।
मनसा वचसा दृष्टया प्रणामोऽष्टाङ्गमुच्यते ॥

हाथ, पैर, घूटने, छाती, मस्तक, मन, वचन, और दृष्टि इन आठ अंगों से किया हुआ प्रणाम अष्टांग नमस्कार कहा जाता है ।

 
“P” for Prahlad मुद्रण ई-मेल
Just like Nachiketa, another young character from our scriptures which inspires us to be truthful, fearless and righteous, is the character of Prahlad. Prahlad

There was once a mighty demon king named Hiranyakashipu who wanted to rule all the three worlds of heaven, earth and netherworld. He prayed to Lord Brahma and got a boon from him. He asked that he be killed neither by a man nor a beast, neither in the daylight nor during the night, and in a place which is neither inside nor outside.

Thus receiving this boon, he became invincible and considered himself God. He assumed that he could defeat even Lord Vishnu with his power. He went to the extent of asking everyone to stop worshipping or praying to other Gods and enforced a law whereby anybody who worshipped other gods or deities instead of him would be punished with death.

However, destiny had written different chapters in his life. His own son Prahlad turned out to be a strong devotee of Lord Vishnu and dedicated his life to the work of Lord Vishnu, which was completely unacceptable to his father. Prahlad refused to accept his father’s commands and continued to worship Lord Vishnu with complete devotion. He not only worshiped Lord Vishnu but also told his own father, teacher, fellow students, friends and others not to deviate from the path of truth and divine knowledge.

Hiranyakashipu had a soaring ego and did not even mind killing his own son. He attempted to kill Prahlad innumerable times but his every attempt failed. He ordered his soldiers to throw him down a hill, tried crushing him by an elephant, and finally asked his sister Holika who had the boon of not getting burnt by fire to make Prahlad sit in her lap in the fire. Each time. by praying fervently and having full faith in Lord Vishnu, Prahlad did not retract from his path. True to his faith, Lord Vishnu rescued him every time. Prahlad explained to his father that it was God who was saving him all the time. Hiranyakashipu was enraged and asked Prahlad to show God if He was present there. Prahlad said, “God is everywhere.” Further enraged, Hiranyakashipu asked if God was in a pillar and knocked down the pillar. It is said that Lord Vishnu then emerged as Narsimha - half lion and half human. The pillar was neither inside the house, nor outside and it was the twilight hour, neither daylight nor night. Hiranyakashipu was thus killed by Narsimha Avatar and the Lord saved the life of his devotee Prahlad.

Prahlad is an example and inspiration for all those who try to walk on the path of GOD. God is there to help us provided we are true to him.

What would I like to learn from Prahlad?

a)     Absolute Devotion and Faith in God

b)     Dedication to Truth

c)      Fearlessness

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