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May 2017

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EDITOR: Dr. Anurag Nath ‘Kritiranjan’

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Rhythm, Rhyme and Romance!

 

Poetry and music have always been integral parts and parcels to every aspect of life there is. Since the very dawn of civilization, Man has always held poetry and music in high esteems. In the era of the early men, when the survival was very much dependent upon killing and hunting, Man thought that to live, killing and annihilation of his immediate environment is a must. But with change in time and circumstances, Man’s knowledge and experience, both grew proportionally. With experience he learnt that it was impossible to live alone. To live, he has to let others live too! The environ is a part of his being. Without nurturing his environment he can not sustain his own being. Upon dawn of this perception, he started living in groups, formed clans and tribes. This culminated into the very primitive form of society as we see it today. But to unite these beastly men, the role of music was exemplary. Songs and rhymes boosted their spirits, lifted up their morales. Music became instrumental in preaching and teaching the first words of religion to the world. The first book of knowledge known till date, the ‘Rigveda’ is a divine collection hymns which shaped the contemporary Vedic society.

Over the years many men of music took advents and filled the hearts of grief stricken humanity with life and joy. The saga of music and poetry continued and more than half a century ago, a great soul was born in India whose contribution to the whole of humanity will always be remembered for years to come.

Kaviguru Rabindranath Tagore was born in Bengal, India at a time when the society and nation was suffering from the plague of superstitions and slavery. His words, songs, poems and fiction still stay fresh as the very heartbeat of our life. Be it God consciousness, Love, or worship of a deity or alleviating the pain of a slave nation, Tagore’s words enlivened and exerted an immortal influence upon the life and culture of the whole humanity. Amidst the fiery desert of sectarian conflict Tagore’s words proved to be an oasis of hope and life. In his birth month, let the words of the master poet reverberate through all of us with booming effulgence and let the radiance of joy spread throughout the globe washing away our fears, sins, miseries and filling our hearts with an inner strength to strive for the ideal on the eternal path of existence. Let this immortal prayer of the Master poet touch the lives of one and all.

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high

Where knowledge is free

Where the world has not been broken into fragments

By narrow domestic walls

Where words come out from the depth of truth

Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection

Where the clear stream of reason has not lost it’s way

Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit

Where the mind is led forward by thee

Into ever-widening thought and action

Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.

Vande Purushottamam!

Dr. Anurag Nath Kritiranjan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Table of contents

1. Message Of Param Premamay Sree Sree Thakur Anukul Chandra

2. Alochana Prasange

2. Katha Prasange

3. Significance of Diksha in Life

——-Dr. Rebati Mohan Biswas

4. Consciousness, Supreme Consciousness and Sree Sree Thakur Anukulchandra

——-Rajarshi Roy

5. Experiences of an inexperienced youth with the Ideal

——-Sushanta Nama

6. Thakur My Lord

——-Roshan and Sabina Budathoki.

 

7. Down the memory lane!

——-Anish Chakraborty

 

8. As lighting cometh from the East

——-Srijeeb Karmakar

DO OBSERVE THE TRADITIONS

Do observe

The traditions

That come out of

The conflict of

Life and nature

With an eye to

The individual’s

Specific specifications.

 

(The Message Vol. 7)

TRADITION AND CUSTOM

Tradition is the basis of instinct,

Intelligence and presence of mind

Which occur through the molestation of

Environment and atmosphere,

Appearing in being through sperm and zygote

Pricked by the affairs—

To cross over the traumas*

On the way to existential propitiousness

From ancient ages—

With a gradual piling up all through;

And custom is the ceremonial worship

By which tradition appears in success

Resisting calamities

With due reflex,

To exist and to grow

In a trail of meaningful

Progressive go

According to the make-up

That evolves into

Pugnacity and upholding zeal;

This tradition therefore,

Is the altar of

Educational approach

Of life and growth;

Its abeyance makes

The society and country

Foolish false-loving,

Fictional in essence

And full of slavish mentality;

So,

Do not betray your tradition,

Rather pile it up meaningfully

To serve your

Existential proficiency

And be bless for furtherance.

 

 

(The Message Vol. 7)

 

Alochana Prasange

(Discourses with Sri Sri Thakur Anukulchandra, as compiled by Sri Prafulla Kr. Das)

Vol.1

(Continued from previous issue)

The assets which the Aryans possessed were beyond imagination. The cabinet was formed comprising of the chiefs of Vipras, Kshatriyas and Vaishyas. Chieftains, chiefs among Chieftains and likewise a proper and neat gradation were present. The more fulfilling the person, the more important and chief he was. The Chief Minister thus was always pre elected (on the basis of eligibility). There was no trace of chaos in the election of the most eligible candidate. No other country had the courage to invade India. The entire nation was strongly compact. Due to the provision of Anuloma marriage, the whole nation was crystallized in a single thread. This helped in the process of evolution too -- after 5th, 7th, 14th generations, if Brahmanical instincts were observed in Kshatriyas, Vaishyas and Shudras respectively, then they would be regarded as Vipras. The path of development was open for all from all aspects. In earlier times, money did not decide one’s position in the society. Suppose someone is having a sum of fifty lacs rupees with him while another man runs his entire family in just five rupees but if the later has higher instincts, he was considered higher in the society.Instinct, Habbit, Behaviour and Activity – these were considered as the standards of the society. Learning was never considered as education. Without implementation in the character, so called wisdom was not given any value. It was always assured that knowledge and skills could be converted into inborn character and assets. The Dharma of Varnashram is so much fine, scientific and developed that many, unable to comprehend its latent reality, consider it discriminative – which itself is an act of blunder. Those, who by the intentions of disrupting the scientific system of Varnashram, take up a generous pose and provoke the inferiors of the society, are the greatest enemies of the society. Sri Ramchandra was so stern against Shambuka – because Shambuka’s movement was nothing but a passionate raid against the varnashram dharma.

About Ashwamedh yagya, Sri Sri Thakur said, in the yagya, many people gathered together and hence ghee (purified butter) was burnt, the entire atmosphere was thus ionized which is very beneficial to the health.This (atmosphere) upon inhalation, increased the lifespan. In the yagna, Hota, Udgata, Brahma etc were present. It was a kind of demonstration. The Udgatas sang the slogans which got engraved in the minds of the common mass. Principles, if not repeated continuously in the form of slogans, can not be comprehended and accepted by the common mass.

One brother came to seek permission for leave. Sri Sri Thakur asked him to follow the five principles of Swastyani. Added to it, HE also said that simultaneously and actively following the five principles of the Swastyani ensures all-round development of an individual. After the said brother took his leave, in the course of the previous conversation Sri Sri Thakur said, – I think that in the Ashwamedh yagya, the horse was never sacrificed. Rather, as a symbol of unity and concord it was nourished and nurtured, Medh dhatu (Root word MEDH) stands for unity and concord. The horse was given proper care and the king’s (who sent the horse) supremacy was accepted with due regards. This showed that all were the followers of the king and were ready to unite and stand in alliance with him.

To be continued…….

Katha Prasange

Q. What is Bhakti (devotion)?

Sri Sri Thakur: To have unquivering affection towards the Superior is called Devotion!

Footnote

Sa paranuktirishware |

(Shandlya bhakti sutra 1/1/2)

Ishte Swarasiki ragah paramabishtata bhavet |

Tanmayi ya bhavedbhakti satra ragatmikodita||

(Bhaktirasamritasindhu 1/2/71)

Sarbopadhibinirmuktam tatparatwen nirmalam|

Hrishikena hrishikesha-sebanam bhaktiruchyate||

Madgunshrutimatrena mayi sarbaguhashaye|

Manogatirbichhinna yatha gangasbhsohasmusudhaw||

Lakshanam bhaktiyogasya nirgunasya hridahritam|

Ahaitukyabyabohita ya bhaktih purushottame ||

(srimadbhagvad 3/29/11-12)

Ebamrupa dhrubanusmitireva bhaktishabdenabhidhiyate.

(Sri ramanujakrita brahmasutrabhashya)

Drutasya bhagbaddharmad dharabahiktam gata|

Sarbeshe manaso brittirbhaktirityabhidhiyate||

(Adwaitasidhhi praneta srimad madhusudan saraswati’s ‘bhaktirasayana)

Q: What can be done for acquiring devotion?

Sri Sri Thakur:

To keep a feeling that I love Him and to utter the words of love, -- and whatever a person does to provide relief to his beloved ,doing that shall gradually make way for devotion to sprout. And that pull which attaches itself to someone is called yog. By yogi, I generally understand a devoted man or a Lover.

Q: Showing devotion outwardly but actually lacking it in the inside. Isn’t this hypocrisy?

Footnotes

Act faithfully and you really have faith, no matter how cold and even how dubious you may feel.

—William James

There is no better known or more useful percept in one’s personal self discipline, than that which bids us pay primary attention to what we do and express and not to care too much for what we feel.

—-William James –Gospel of relaxation.

To wrestle with a bad feeling only pins our attention on it,and keeps it still fastened in the mind: whereas if we act as if from some better feeling,the old bad feeling soon folds it’s tent like an Arab and silently steals away.

—William James –Talks to Teachers on Psychology

The word ‘Yoga’ has come from the root word ‘yuja’ which means to get attached or ligared. Hence yoga means attachment. In Patanjal, it is there “yogaschittabrittinirodhaha” which means that the attachment adjusts the passions of the mind.

Yoginamapi sarbesham madgatenaantaratmana

Sraddhaban bhajate mam sa me yuktamo matah.|

(Geeta 6/47)

Ananyachetaha satatam yo mam smarati nityashah

Tasyaham sulabhah partha nityayuktasya yoginah|

(Geeta 8/14)

Yam sannyasamiti prahuryogam tam biddhih pandava

Na hyasanamastasankalpo yogi bhavati kashchana|

(Geeta 6/2)

Sri Sri Thakur:

If the door of contemplation is kept open, along with outward speaking and doing, from there itself, falseness perishes.

Q. How?

Sri Sri Thakur:

Suppose you are always speaking of how much do you love Him and are acting accordingly. Along with this, if you also contemplate or even if you do not have any opposing thoughts, then you will gradually find devotion sprouting up inside you and you would be able to feel it by every nerve. The way heart swells up when in love, the same shall happen to you. Gradually you can even turn into a love-crazy person.

To be continued…

EDUCATION WITHOUT CHARACTER

Where education

Does not collaborate

With character and conduct,

It is merely

An induction

Of knowledge

Without an all-round association

With facts

That make

The personality

Of our inner being

Grow,

Effulging

Into peaceful fellow-feeling

With sympathetic service

To one’s existential uphill

Momentum.

(The Message Vol. 8)

 

 

 

 

 

SIGNIFICANCE OF DIKSHA IN LIFE

Dr. Rebati Mohan Biswas

M.A., B.Sc.(Cal), Ph.D. (U.S.A.)

Once, Dr. Lee A. Belford, Chairman, School of Religious Education, New York University asked me in a Ph.D. class, “Mr. Biswas, would you please explain to us the importance of Diksha (Initiation) in Indian culture. Why so much emphasis is laid upon accepting a Guru (Spiritual Master) in every human life in this world?

Mr. Biswas explained: The term Diksha is derived from the Sanskrit root “Diksh’’ which means ‘the art and technique of how to be efficient in life.’

We all know that if we desire to achieve efficiency in any sphere of life, we must go to a man who is expert in that sphere and can train us to achieve the same. As for example, if we want to be an expert cricketer or an efficient guitarist, we must accept a man who is the master in the subject matter and follow him through love, service and admiration. Even if we like to be an expert pick-pocket, we must go to a master pick-pocket and be trained by him in the art of how to pick up people’s pocket successfully. If we make a mistake in applying the trick, we are apprehended to be caught by the public and beaten mercilessly.

Similarly, if we desire to be efficient in life, we must accept a man who knows the art and technique of how to be efficient in life through practical doing in this personal life and follow him in every detail of our life and living. Such a Man is called Guru or Adarsha (Ideal) in Indian Culture. He is also called Spiritual Master. The ceremonial function of acceptance of such Guru or Adarsha (Ideal) is called Diksha (Initiation) as we know the ceremonial function of acceptance of a man by a woman or a woman by a man as a husband and as a wife is called marriage.

Now the readers of this article generally have little scope of protesting me directly. But in reality I was confronted with a challenge from a sophisticated young man in West Bengal.

The young man protested in an insulting tone, “I do not agree to your proposition. I think, I am more efficient in life than you. Do you know that I am first class first in M.A. I secured first class in I.A.S. examination. I am at present an Additional Magistrate in this district. When I go to court, thousands of people salute me with the phrase ‘good morning’. I live a most comfortable and luxurious life. But I did not accept any particular Guru or Adarsha (Ideal) in life. I have erudition, intelligence, knowledge and prudence; and there are hundreds of universities and training institutions and sages, seers and great man in this world. I may go to them and listen to their advice and practice in personal life and can be a most efficient in life. In order to be efficient in life why should I go to a particular man like your Thakur Anukulchandra?

I humbly admitted: Mr. Mukherjee I do believe all your statements. I do believe that you stood first in M.A. and secured first class in I.A.S. exam. I do admit you are an efficient and expert administrator. You administer your district in such a way that all the citizens in this district sleep in peace and security. Government of India is going to confer the honour of ‘Padma Shri’ upon you on the coming 26th January. I also believe that when you go to court, hundreds and thousands of people pay you tribute through salutes with good morning. But when you return to your Bungalow, put your car in the garage and get up on the balcony, then Mrs. Mukherjee comes forward with a vanity bag in her left arm and says, “Darling, Bawarchi will serve you Tiffin, I am going to the club, ta ! ta !” and gets off the Bungalow. Then how do you feel Mr. Mukherjee? Do you feel happy and blooming with delight? The young man kept silent with his head downward.

I said, you know Mr. Mukherjee, if a man does not receive a regardful tribute from his own wife in the kitchen his heart burns in frustration. Thousands of salute from public in the court cannot quell and compensate the burning sensation in this heart. Can it?

The young administrator replied assertively, No, never.

I asked, have you ever thought why does she not find pleasure to serve you with food and relief when you return home tired after long public dealing in the court? It is because you are not an efficient husband. As an administrator you are efficient no doubt. But as a husband you are most inefficient. You could not create a sense of security of love for you in her so that she finds interest in serving you and rendering relief to you. She tries to find out interest elsewhere.

Let me suppose that you are an efficient husband. But you have dealt with your son in his childhood in such a manner that when he is grown up, does not pay heed to any of your advice and goes astray. You are an additional district magistrate but will you feel yourself happy and self-complacent if your son happens to be a pick-pocket? You are an active member of Indira Congress while your son is a hard-core Naxalite. Will you be delighted to hear that your son is playing hide and seek with police force in a jungle?

“Certainly not,”I exclaimed the young man. “Every father desires his child to be up to his liking.”

Then you are a most inefficient father. Is it not? Again you may have acted with your father in such a manner in his old age that he gets a disruptive shock in his filial affection and sheds tears silently. Will you then consider yourself an efficient son? You may have gone to your local market. Fishermen are selling fish. You are approaching them to buy a fish. If you overhear the comment of a fisherman speaking to his own son, “Eh! Look, the Magistrate Sahib is coming hither. Take care of the big piece of fish and hide it immediately. He will take the big fish but pay us less price.” Will you then feel happy and delighted? The young man remarked, “Nobody wants to be belittled.”

Then you see, as a citizen even you are not efficient at all. Nobody regards you. Hence you are most inefficient as citizen.

I continued: Mr. Mukherjee, will you call me a healthy man if you see my right leg – from knee to feet – fatty and looks like a pillar or see my belly extraordinarily voluminous?

The young man promptly replied, “Oh no! You are rather a patient of Filaria or Elephantiasis.

This is called a tumorous growth of your body. We call a man healthy when we see all his organs and parts of his body showing a simultaneous and symmetrical growth.

“Similarly” I explained, “every individual being has to play so many roles in life. He or she has to play the role as a son, as a father, as a husband, as a student, as a teacher, as a citizen or as a daughter, as a wife, as a mother, as a nurse or as a citizen etc. If a man excels in one particular role but fails in other roles of life then he is not justified to be called an efficient man. He may be called a man of imbalanced efficiency. It is called tumorous growth of his being. This kind of imbalanced efficiency may bring you money and wealth but can never provide you with peace, ease and tranquility of your heart. When a man grows with simultaneous and symmetrical or harmonious development of his total being then and then alone he is called efficient in its real sense. In the perspective of a man as whole efficiency implies the simultaneous and harmonious growth of his total being. No university or great man in this world can help a man to be trained in this art of real efficiency and achieve the simultaneous and harmonious development of his total being. Only a man like Sri Ramchandra, Sri Krishna, Sri Buddha, Hazarat Rasul, Lord Jesus Christ, Sri Chaitanya, Sri Ramkrishna and at the present age Sri Sri thakur Anukulchandra can train a man in this art and technique if anyone accepts him in the core of his heart and follows him through love, service and admiration. They are known as Purushottam.

Dr. Alexis Carrel, a Nobel Laureate pays tribute to such a Man in his book ‘Man the Unknown’ in the following language:

“……. We never apprehend him in his entirety. He contains vast, unknown regions. His potentialities are almost inexhaustible. Like the great natural phenomena he is still un-intelligible. When one contemplates him in the harmony of all his organic and spiritual activities, one experiences a profound aesthetic emotion. Such an individual is truly the Creator and the Centre of The Universe.”

Hence, Diksha, i.e. the ceremonial function of acceptance of such a Man is a must for each and every individual being if he or she desires to be efficient in the sense of the term.

FULFILLER THE BEST SAME

Be aware

All Fulfiller the Best

Are the same

Though in different embodiments;

Their messages

Are of the same tune

Though in accordance

With the age;

Never refute any

Though you follow One;

Remember

That the present One fulfils

His Fore-runners,

So love Him

With every ardent surrender,

Bear His command,

Suffer to serve Him

With every sincere performance

And success;

Adjust thyself

Through active service

To Him;

Thus make thy life meaningful

To thyself and to all

With every blessed success.

(The Message Vol.2)

Consciousness, Supreme Consciousness and Sree Sree Thakur Anukulchandra

Rajarshi Roy

Senior IT Consultant,London

e-mail: [email protected]

In contemporary time, we often use the term consciousness in our everyday discussions, which is a fundamental component of our human existence. It drives many different areas of our existence, including understanding the nature of reality, beliefs, spirituality, purpose, and achieving lasting happiness.

According the Merriam Webster dictionary, consciousness is the “state or quality of awareness or, of being aware of an external object or something within oneself”. William G Farthing has defined it as “sentience, awareness, subjectivity, the ability to experience or to feel, wakefulness, having a sense of selfhood, and the executive control system of the mind” in his famous book ‘The Psychology of Consciousness’. Professor Max Velmans and Susan Schneider defined it as “Anything that we are aware of at a given moment forms part of our consciousness, making conscious experience at once the most familiar and most mysterious aspect of our lives” in the famous book ‘The Blackwell Companion to Consciousness’. Despite the complexity in definition, many philosophers believe that there is a broadly shared underlying intuition about what consciousness is.

Sree Sree Thakur Anukulchandra, one of the greatest seers and prophet of current age, defined consciousness as follows:

The basic element by which we can discern anything with its feeling and properties is consciousness, which cometh from super conscious flow with graduated materializing form that all consciousness may be conscientious in conflict with others.”

 

(Message Vol VIII)

This is the most comprehensive definition of consciousness so far which facilitates human mind to differentiate the feeling and properties of any object.

Why should we study consciousness?

Our power as a human being lies with our consciousness. It is the seat of our free will, our ability to choose. If we can improve our ability to use our consciousness, we can radically change our experience of life for the better.

How we use our consciousness will largely determine how we experience reality, more so than any external events, which happen to us. For example, if we perceive our existence as painful in some way (overly difficult, depressing, boring, frustrating, etc.), then we can attempt to remedy this problem in two ways. We can work on trying to change external reality (make more money, switch jobs, lose weight, find a mate, etc.), or we can develop our consciousness to the point where we are able to wield greater control over our thoughts and thereby simply intend the pain to leave.

Whichever solution we attempt depends on how we define the source of the pain. If we define something external to ourselves as the source of the pain, then we have to tackle that external source. Sometimes that is easy, but sometimes it is nearly impossible. Moreover, if we have an external pain source we cannot eliminate, then we are stuck in a state of helplessness and we still have to experience the pain. That means the source of our pain is our own thoughts, so our solution is to change our thoughts. This is one of the key skills of consciousness. If we lack this skill, then we cannot reliably use this method to eliminate pain. We will simply recreate the pain repeatedly. For example, we may feel stressed and worried and cannot seem to stop thinking the thoughts that induce stress and worry in our body. However, as we develop greater skill with our consciousness, we can learn how to create peace by changing our thoughts. This is the most powerful solution because then no matter, what happens externally, we always have a pathway away from pain. Therefore, I would say that developing our consciousness would do us far better in the end than any other skills we might develop. Now question is how we can improve our consciousness to the next level. We’ll explore the answer towards the end of the article.

What does this have to do with personal development?

Whenever we experience a major growth experience, we experience a shift in our consciousness. We shed old ways of thinking and embrace new ones. We learn to use our consciousness in new ways. There is no way to entirely compartmentalize our life and work only on one or more of the components without paying attention to the big picture. Our consciousness is the glue that binds everything together. It is the only place where we have the power to create change. No matter how much time we invest working on the low-level elements, it will not create nearly as much long-term growth as working on our consciousness directly. This will be almost entirely an intellectual process, whereby the goal is to reach a higher level of consciousness.

There are several ways to raise our consciousness. I am going to pursue an intellectual approach, meaning that we will attempt to use our minds, knowledge and logic to better understand consciousness itself. Certainly, our actions will produce results in our life, but which actions should we take? Logic and reason can help us to decide how to get things done, and they can help us break large projects into small steps. If we know the questions, logical thinking can help us find the answers.

Now what is the driving force for us for the questions to be asked? Driving force for our quest is our consciousness. Our level of consciousness will determine the big questions and answers in our life.

Sree Sree Thakur Anukulchandra has defined the scientific connections among human existences, growth of every individuals and consciousness and how practical application of Dharma can alleviate the level of consciousness in details in the following eternal message:

Being is instinct with existence, consciousness and blissful becoming.

This is spontaneously resisting evil, which is unfavourable to existence.

What is nurturing to existence, consciousness and blissful becoming is Dharma.

Dharma is embodied in living ideal

Initiation by the living ideal (attachment to living idea) beget adherence.

Adherence brings adjustment of complexes

Adjustment of complexes invites uphold of existence.

Uphold of existence brings compassionate sympathy.

Compassionate sympathy gives birth to integration.

Integration welcomes power.

Power invokes harmonious total growth.

And that uphold of existence gives rise to deep concentration.

From Deep concentration comes …

The great awakening of supreme consciousness”

Sree Sree Thakur used the term Dharma as it was used to be in Vedic age. It is not translated version of English word ‘Religion’ into Sanskrit. In short, Dharma consists all aspects of human life including our existence, growth and consciousness. To fulfil Dharma we need to attach ourselves with living ideal in the process of initiation. Ultimately, by adhering with ideal after taking initiation we can achieve supreme consciousness.

Earlier we mentioned how consciousness can bring peace in our mind in apparent difficult or stress full situation. In that context Sri Sri Thakur has mentioned in Satyanusaran,

Misery and happiness are both modes of mind. To lack the thoughts and deeds befitting the desire is misery. You may serve the world in a thousand ways, but you cannot destroy its misery until the sense of inadequacy be removed from the heart. Dharma alone can do that”

Although, we know consciousness can bring peace in mind but Dharma can keep consciousness alive in human mind to bring happiness.

Again Sree Sree Thakur is saying:

Conscious throb evolves into conscience through the impulse of the environment

and keeps life awake imparting gradual growth through the nurture of the environment.”

 

Here Sree Sree Thakur has explained eloquently how conscious mind can impart growth in his/her life in most ethical way after taking care of his/her environment.

So clearly, it is important that every sensitive human being should study about consciousness and how its level in individuals can be increased to make our life much easier and much simpler. When we learn to use our consciousness in much deeper way in our everyday life events then we can also learn how to create pleasure for ourselves by inducing the states of mind like peace and happiness under the situations of great external stress and hardship when practically we may not have the necessary control to fix our external environment which are apparent source of stress and hardship.

However, with some regular scientific practices we can use and increase our consciousness in such a way that we can avoid suffering for ourselves and our environment to great extent. This can be achieved very easily by attaching ourselves with the living ideal Sree Sree Thakur Anukulchandra after taking initiation to fulfil Dharma in most practical way across the human civilizations.

Vande Purushattam!

Experiences of an Inexperienced youth with the Ideal

Sushanta Nama

3rd year, GNM Nursing student

RR Institution, Bangalore

Greetings and regards to one and all! At first, I convey my heartfelt thanks to the readers who have taken out their time to go through this write up of mine. As is captioned, I am just another teenager who is always thinking and experimenting on the various aspects of life. The stock of my experience and knowledge is very limited. I have not read many scriptures. But there are certain things which myself has experienced after coming in the shelter of my spiritual guide, Sri Sri Thakur Anukulchandra. I have tried to pen down some of those here. If through any of these, the readers get a glimpse of the immense mercy of my Lord that would be a source of joy for this little brother of yours.

The true relationship which a man has with anyone is with HIS beloved, the Ideal. HE, the ideal is the love incarnate. Colossal tasks can be executed in fraction of a second out of normal maddening urge for the Ideal. This Love for the Ideal dictates a man to execute his duties.

“You are for the Lord, not for the others.

You are for the Lord and so for the others”.

These simple lines say it all. All the relationships which a man comes across in his lifetime can be easily understood and can be given proper regards through this.

Sri Sri Thakur is our Ideal, the very pivot of our lives. When we love HIM, our love for HIM gets sublimated and makes us understand the intensity and quantity of love we need to shower upon others. In any case, Ideal should be the ultimate and superior in our lives. Otherwise, we might land ourselves in the clutches of various complexes which would continue to drag us in the desert of desires forever. When we become Ideal-centric, i,e when we lead our lives according to the way shown by the Ideal, then we become the masters of our complexes. We ride them and utilise them for the fulfillment of the Ideal. But if we use our complexes to quench our own selfish thirst, then we become servants to the complexes.

The Lord is our Life and shelter. We should always consider our body as temples of the Lord. The shrine where the holy idol of the Lord resides! If we think in this manner, then we shall be automatically more cautious, active and agile, not to fall prey to complexes.

There is a famous verse in the scriptures whose meaning in English goes like, “I do not dwell in Baikuntha, nor do I stay in the hearts of yogis. But O Narada! Wherever my devotees dwell, thither do I reside.”

A true devotee, by the virtue of his devotion holds the power to move away the mountains, to pave way through an ocean and to bring the advent on Earth. God resides in the shrines of those devotees. That means, through their pious and glowing go of life, they have awakened the complete expression of the Love- lord in their lives. Their words, deeds and actions are in perfect concordance. The aura of their personality, the very fragrance of their character carries the smell of Ideal to far and long. Each and every soul which comes in their contact are smeared with the same blossoms of devotion!

We can read thousands of scriptures but if the Goodlihood or Thakurattwa, awakens not within us, then thousands of reading won’t help us. Unless and until we practically manifest and materialize each and every command of the Ideal, nothing can help us. Devotion is the light which guides and goads us always. Without the vision of devotion, our lives would always wander like the aimless ships wandering across the ocean. We always pray to our Lord. We pray for well being, for proper execution of our work. We say that through prayer, we seek blessings from the Lord. But often we fail to understand a simple fact that Ashirvaad is following the Anushasanvaad. Without discipline, without following the commands of our Ideal, in the proper way, we can’t feel His blessings.

As is said, the breeze of Blessings is always there. We just have to raise the masts of our actions. Only then shall the boats of our lives be directed towards the Source!

Jaiguru!

Thakur My Lord

Written by Roshan and Sabina Budathoki.

Oh! Lord, Thakur my lord

You are the lord of the lords

You are our master

And we are your servants

We follow you even the road ends

Cause you are there for us to defend

Just by your name

I got salvation and freedom that I proclaim

You are our holy light

Which is so pure and bright

My lord! You are so loving and kind

You are oceans of love that I find

In your name, there is no hatred and lie

I love you lord and will love you till the day I die

We sing and dance for your love for us

In praising your name we want to get lost

Oh! Lord, Thakur my lord

You are the almighty god, lord of the lords

I surrender fully myself to you

Keep blessing me and help me to get thru

Our days start and end by praising your name

And you are our only hope to erase our pain

You are the savior of all kind

And you are the only path to peace of mind

You are the creator of us all

Oh my lord! You, yourself is the miracle

You are greater than the sky and deeper than the oceans,

You are as calm as the moon and brighter than the suns

You are greater of all

No words can describe you, my lord

We feel like living by the side of your brilliance

And there’s no other strongest feeling than your presence

You are everywhere, in every form with beauty

We have to do more is just to see.

Down the memory lane!

Anish Chakraborty

Kolkata

 

(Experiences of those virtuous souls who had the chance to enjoy the divine company of the Love lord!)

Dhritishri Natya-Shilpam’ & Sree Sree Thakur

In the year of 1960, the “Dhritishri Natya-Shilpam” [the owned drama-group of Satsang] achieved tremendous fame in Assam, WB, Bihar and Orissa. Actually, “Dhritishri Natya-Shilpam” was the brain child of Param Dayal Sree Sree Thakur Anukulchandra.

The actual target of “Dhritishri Natya-Shilpam” was to spread the culture of Satsang through the ideal Yatra Pala. By the wish of Sree Sree Thakur, Sri Nani Gopal Chakraborty was included the group for preaching the non initiated members of the group. Endless effort of Rev.Chorda (middle son of Sree Sree Thakur, Sri Vivekranjan Chakraborty) made the group at high level of competency. He recruited Mr. Panchu Sen (The eminent Director of that era) as the Director of “Dhritishri Natya-Shilpam”.

Mr. Panchu Sen was the one and only Teacher of all the great Yatra personalities like Mr. Mohan Chattopadhyay [Latterly owner of Mohan Opera], Mr. Dulal Chattopadhyay [Latterly owner of Tapovan Opera], Mr Dinesh Nandi [Latterly owner of Agragami Opeara], Mr. Sekhar Ganguly [Eminent Actor] and many more great personalities of Yatra Pala who started their carrier through “Dhritishri Natya-Shilpam”.

They all were initiated the holy name by Sri Nani Gopal Chakraborty.

The historical journey of “Dhritishri Natya-Shilpam” had been started with the yatra pala like ‘Sahjahan’ by D.L.Roy, ‘Sirajdollya’ by Mahendra Dutta, ‘Sonai Dighi’, ‘Sultana Rijia’ and ‘Nisiddha Fal’ by Brajendra Kumar Dey and many more famous plays, which got the great achievement at that time.

“Nishiddha Fal” was written by the great dramatist Sri Brajendra Kumar Dey in front of Sree Sree Thakur at Deoghar. The theme of “Nishiddha Fal” was an experimental truth of the ill effect of ‘Hypogamous Marriage’ (Pratilom Bibaha).

The Yatra pala “Nishiddha Fal” achieved tremendous success throughout Eastern & North Eastern part of India. People came to know the dark side of ‘Hypogamous Marriage’ through the magnificent presentation of “Nishiddha Fal”.

Even once in Assam, “Nishiddha Fal” by “Dhritishri Natya-Shilpam” defeated a play by Natyo Company [the greatest Yatra group of that time leaded by the renowned actor ‘Natyo-Samrat’ Swapan Kumar].

Not only the non initiated members of the group, but also the spectators from different states started to take the holy Initiation. “Dhritishri Natya-Shilpam” made a wave like spring tide which started to turn over the lives who started to move in the darkness of life.

“Dhritishri Natya-Shilpam” had been introduced itself as a fervent instrument of “Satsang Movement” which was the real play “Divine-Love” of Sree Sree Thakur Anukulchandra.

[Excerpts from the diary of my Father late Anil Chakraborty, who was one of the blessed actors of the great yatra group “Dhritishri.

Natya-Shilpam” by the instruction of Sree Sree Thakur. & “Mahamanaber Sagartire” by Sri Kumar Krishna Bhattacharya]

In the picture : Sree Sree Thakur & Sree Sree Baroma were observing the famous Yatra Pala “Pandav-Gaurav” with their family members at the main pandel, Satsang, Deoghar on 01.09.1968.

Titbits:

Debiprosad Mukherjee da, while playing the role of Sri Krishna, shaved off his moustache. As in most of the places, the image of Lord Krishna is portrayed as a decent looking clean shaved figure.

When the Lord found him thus, he asked debida the reason for shaving off the moustache. To this Debi da replied that he wanted to make the character played by him look original.

To this the Lord mysteriously said, “Tore k koilo j bhgoban Sri krishner gof chhilo na”? (Who told you that Sri Krishna didn’t keep a moustache?)

This was a contrast to the image of Lord Krishna portrayed everywhere. But again, ONLY HE KNOWS what the truth is!

Did HE possess a moustache in the earlier advent of Lord Krishna? Is this the reason HE consistently asked debi da to keep the moustache?? Only HE knows.

PROPHETS SELDOM RECOGNIZED IN THEIR LIFETIME

A Prophet is seldom known

As Prophet

In his lifetime,

Villains, the meek

And ill-spirited people

Can seldom

Adhere to Him

In love and faith;

Passionate cramp

Always

Resists them

To take Him

As Beloved, the Lead ;

Many of them

Ignore Him

With taunting tone,

(But love is lore);

After His demise

Their hearts quiver

And they cry—

“Oh! You come,

None to love us

As you did, ”

Tearful fate

Lounges with shreds

Of despairing dole.

(The Message Vol.2)

As lighting cometh from the East

 

Srijeeb Karmakar

M.Tech, Biotech, Rourkela

Beyond all the light of consciousness, and dark night of ignorance, He, the ONE, takes advent, penetrating the thick veil of darkness. The light of the world descends in flesh and blood, from the womb of the creation of which He is Himself the creator.

The great theoretical Physicist, Albert Einstein, spent his entire life to represent God’s thought in a single equation, not longer than an inch. Today, human mind has perceived the fundamental quantum which makes up everything; so much so, the particle has been described as the physical manifestation of the infinite God. This is not new at all! As humans evolved from animalistic nature, the quest of God had begun in the very beginning. In the past,he looked up in the sky and pondered about a supreme being who controls everything-he might be the creator, he might be the upholder, he might also be the destroyer. Endless theories and philosophies have been put forth in the pursuit of the absolute truth, about the universe and the tiny life one holds in it. But amidst the intellectual hunt, He himself comes and lives among us- the gorgeously simple, extraordinarily ordinary and wisely foolish God in flesh and blood.

The advent of the man in the dark instigates dogs to bark as they see his silhouette. They crucify Him at the cross, throw stones at Him, condemn Him and ridicule His divine nature taking it as lunacy. But, He is known by the humblest of hearts which love him without the stench of condition; be it of the illiterate cowherds of Vrindavan, or of a fallen Macdalene or of the monkeys who constructed a bridge with floating stones. A certain qualification of love is necessary to understand him, and love can blossom from anywhere, even in a wild eagle Jatayu, an old Sarvari, and an erudite student Naren. It is here, the all pervading nature of God lies; His love is all pervading indeed. He is the loving receptacle of all; He is the fulfiller of all beings; He is the elixir of life; the medicine of all pains and the upholder of existence.

Sri Sri Thakur is GOD. Says who? The inhabitants of foothills know in how many ways a mountain takes form. He can be known only through love, adherence and active following. It does not require even to recognize Him as the supreme. Mere a humane adherence of any form serves as the spiritual path to conceive Him within. Like in the ancient times, Arjuna befriended Krishna, very normally loved Him as one of his own, followed all instructions, and later, the Lord himself expressed His supreme form to a beloved friend and student. Sri Sri Thakur manifests in everyone’s life differently; normally so, He is fulfiller the best, the Purushottam. In an age (yuga), there can be numerous realized souls, even avatars could be many, but Purushottam is only one.

Sri Sri Thakur is Purushottam. how so?

An eminent scientist of Odisha, P. K Parija, had visited Thakur, bereaved and deserted of peace. His inner question to Thakur was “why should we follow an ideal?” to whichThakur smiled and affectionately replied “how can we definitely say that the weights of a spring balance you see in the market are balanced? P. K Parija said “by looking at the pointer”, Thakur smiled “it is for this reason, we need an ideal”. Thakur is Purushottam because he is the model for our being and becoming. In humane dealings, normally the way he spoke and acted, as a son, as a husband, as a father and as the shelter of the world, is the ideal pointer to understand the art of maintaining the delicate balance of our own life. In science, the belief in the ideal condition, although impossible to achieve, has led to the journey in the pursuit of perfection. Sri Sri Thakur is the All Perfect One- The incomprehensible God who has come to dwell among us, in the simplest way so that we can hold Him, love him, correct our vices, and transform into Him. As much an ice cube dissolves in water, that much it attains water as well, as much we would dissolve in Him, that much, we would attain Him. The beauty is such, He is unattainable, so our dissolution is also endless; like a river, which unites in ocean, and the unity is endless. Rabindranath Tagore once wrote “ Madhuro tomar Shesh je na pai” (Sweet one! I find no end of you), in the pursuit, his later words convey “amay tumi ashesh korechho”( you have made me endless). A poet, Hemchandra Mukhopadhyay, even though was of exalted qualities, yet he remained a damaged individual injured by the pain inflicted upon him by the world; and found himself heavily addicted to alcohol. He came to Thakur, befriended, tasted the nectar of His company and transformed into a Holy man. A Physicist of Calcutta university, K. P Bhattacharya, hankered for truth. A train journey and a news paper reading led him to one of the ignored hamlet of the world, to seek his GOD. He found himself seated at the banks of river Padma, with Thakur’s head on his lap, amidst intense discussion about atoms, subatomic particles and quanta. The truth which was abstract by now found a human form in Thakur. The physicist remained there till his last breathe.

A renowned politician, C.R Das, approached Thakur, for his immense longing for spiritual awakening, clueless of the fate of his motherland, pained by the plight of his countrymen suffering greatly, and to search for a path of redemption. Thakur became his counsellor and consoler as well. Long ago in the ancient Biblical world, we have heard about Noah’s ark which had rooms for everyone. Likewise, not only the heads of the society had come to Thakur for salvation, but also the most ordinary individuals whose existence nobody knew and bothered about; even thieves, prostitutes and thugs. Thakur befriended a thief, accompanied him in all his endeavours but alas, the thief would listen to Thakur’s nectar sweet words the whole night, and find himself in a state of abstinence from evil actions. Thakur would offer him money in the morning to sustain his livelihood, as He would say, He spoiled his trade. Gradually, a fallen man would rehabilitate and return to an honest sociable life. A murderer was sent to assassinate The Beloved one, but he remained in the love and care of Thakur, only to cry at His feet, confessing his evil intention, and become his disciple. Doesn’t it remind of the mad elephant which was sent to kill Lord Buddha, but fell at His feet, and couldn’t resist from loving the Lord. Thakur also surrendered to reveal himself to a devoted mother who by her love and affection, only requested to have Thakur’s footprints embalmed in sandal, and alas! The six fingered divine footprint (Thakur had five fingers physically) was imprinted on a piece of cotton, not to reveal his divinity but to immortalize the devotion of His disciple and lover.

To conclude, there is no end to the endless but our own limitation reflects in our perception. God is God by the virtue of his endless love, and no one understands him without loving him back. Sri Sri Thakur is the meeting place of all diversities and the shelter of everyone.

“ He Within Whom, all the resources of the world- Love, knowledge and activity- are spontaneous, and by the inclination towards whom, the scattered lives of men, and all the diversities of the world, find a final solution, is the God of men”

!! Vande Purushottamam !!

Concept of a Nation (Desh)

The word “Desh” (Nation) has come from the root word ‘Adesh’ or command. It signifies the commands coming from the Ideal. In Ideal, there lies love and life. Hence, Ideal should be the first (priority). And the followers of the Ideal dwelling in a particular region are collectively known as “Desh” or Nation. So, it should be like ‘Ideal first, then country.’

[Nana prasange, vol.1, Chapter 1]

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The hypes of Hyperloop

Swarashtra Srivastav

BSc (Zoology), MA (English)

Varanasi

Concept

Hyperloop is a proposed mode of passenger and freight transportation that would propel a pod-like vehicle through a reduced-pressure tube that would exceed airliner speed. The alpha version of the proposal, published on the SpaceX website, describes design claims of the system, as well as its function. The pods would accelerate to cruising speed gradually using a linear electric motor and glide above their track using passive magnetic levitation or air bearings. The tubes could also go above ground on columns or underground, eliminating the dangers of grade crossings. It is hoped that the system will be highly energy-efficient, quiet and autonomous.

The concept, created by Elon Musk in 2012, incorporates reduced-pressure tubes in which pressurized capsules ride on an air cushion driven by linear induction motors and air compressors.

The Hyperloop concept has been explicitly open-sourced by Musk and SpaceX, and others have been encouraged to take the ideas and further develop them.

To that end, a few companies have been formed, and several interdisciplinary student-led teams are working to advance the technology. SpaceX is building an approximately 1-mile-long (1.6 km) subscale track for its pod design competition at its headquarters in Hawthorne, California.

Application

A new supersonic train called Hyperloop One is being built that could transport passengers from London to Edinburgh or LA to San Francisco in half an hour.

The futuristic transport system could be going to other corners of the world too, after Dubai announced a deal with the firm in November 2016 with a view to bringing it to the Persian Gulf.

Elon Musk described the revolutionary transport as “a cross between a Concorde, a railgun and an air hockey table”.

The Hyperloop One company is testing out the Devloop which will be brought to Dubai. This cushion, along with the reduced air pressure inside the tubes, drastically lowers friction and allows pods to travel at immensely high speeds in safety – similar to how a puck glides in a game of air hockey.

The pods will be propelled either by magnets (a system called passive magnetic levitation) or air expelled from the vessels themselves, and the tubes would be suspended off the ground to protect against weather conditions and earthquakes.

Hyperloop One, previously known as Hyperloop Technologies, completed the first public test of the propulsion system in May 2016.

Removing almost all friction from the technology means the Hyperloop could reportedly carry passengers at 760 mph – within 10mph of the speed of sound – with unmanned pods able to top 800 mph.This extraordinary top speed means the Hyperloop could ferry passengers between London and Edinburgh in lessthan 30 minutes, a journey that currently takes over four hours by train.

The 400-mile trip between Los Angeles and San Francisco along the California coastline would take a similar time.

The Hyperloop could complete the 163-mile journey from Manchester to London in just 18 minutes

Hyperloop One has reportedly held conversations with the government about bringing the technology to the UK, the firm telling Wired there was “quite a strong response” from officials.

The Hyperloop could complete the 163-mile journey from Manchester to London in just 18 minutes.

It’s scope in India

Few months back transport Minister Nitin Gadkari had a piece of paper on his desk, waiting for a signature that could lead to people being able to travel from Chennai to Bengaluru in 30 minutes — for a fraction of the cost of an airplane ticket.

The paper is a Letter of Intent (LoI) from Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT), a US startup which is hoping to revolutionise travel. The Hyperloop — high-speed travel in pods inside a partial-vacuum tube — is the brainchild of Tesla founder Elon Musk, who opensourced the basic design in 2013 in the form of a white paper.

“It’s in his (Gadkari’s) hand to sign. There is no pressure but he said publicly that he wants to give us the land. We are very happy to address a country like India that has the right amount of density, lack of infrastructure and the willingness for innovation,” Bibop Gresta, chairman of HTT, said.

Gresta said he found the Indian government very interested. “If they put their money where their mouth is then we could see very quickly a Hyperloop in this country.”

Anyways, what this amazing application does shall be found only with time.

Actual candidate for initiation

If someone,

Enlightened by the genius of your Yaajan-skills

Or spontaneously out of his own will

With strong determination

Aflamed with keen interest

Smeared with utmost devotion

With indomitable exuberance

Is determined to remain steadfast lifelong

And desires of being initiated ---

Without least expectations ----

And, through his words, behavior and actions

If you are completely assured,

Then verily he is the one fit for initiation,

Albeit God is never exclusive to anyone;

With devout maddening urge

To fulfill the interests of the Ideal,

The one

Who wills to practice

The discipline of the existential go ---

Remaining steady and consistent throughout,

He is the one fit for initiation.

Although if with whole of his being,

Someone is firmly resolved

To surrender himself to the Acharya forever,

Take only him as genuinely worthy of initiation.

Ref. [Dhriti Bidhayana vol.2, verse 10]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Arogyam

 

Compiled by Dr. Anurag Nath (B.D.S, MIDA)

(Resident surgeon, MJN Hospital)

Jaiguru all! From this month onwards we are starting a new section on Health and Fitness, “Arogyam” or the remedy.

 

Sri Sri, Thakur rejuvenated the concept of Dharma which encompasses all the aspects necessary for the sustainment of our existence. Being himself a medical practitioner in his early life, HE believed in curopathic approach to treat the patients. This means that without boundaries, or limits of approach a doctor should grow and develop his knowledge on all the branches viz Allopathy, Homeopathy, Ayurveda etc. Besides this, Thakur also formulated various medicines which were prepared with many readily available herbs. All these have been compiled under this section.

 

Disclaimer: This section provides just general info about various treatment modalities, not a guideline to treat the patients. For further details, please contact a registered medical practitioner.

হাই ব্লাডপ্রেসারে In case of High Blood Pressure)

একটি দাদা হাই ব্লাডপ্রেসারে অত্যন্ত কষ্ট পাচ্ছেন, শ্রী শ্রী ঠাকুরকে কাতরভাবে নিবেদন করলেন —- দয়াল! ওষুধপত্র তো অনেক কিছুই করলাম, কিছুতেই স্থায়ী ফল হয় না। আপনি নিজে মুখে যদি একটা কিছু বলেন, তাহলে তাই খেয়ে দেখতে পারি। আর আমি পারি না।

শ্রী শ্রী ঠাকুর একটুখানি ভাবলেন, ভেবে তারপর বললেন, কেষ্টদাকে একবার একটা পাচন দিয়েছিলাম, তাতে তার খুব উপকার হয়েছিল। আমার যতদুর মনে হয়, হরিতকি, আলকুশি, শালপানি, অনন্তমূল, বেড়েলা ও অর্জ্জুন এই কটা জিনিষ ছিল তাতে। মাত্রা বিষয়ে বীরেনদা বা হরিপদর কাছে শুনে নিতে হয়। পরমপিতার দয়ায় কেষ্টদার কিন্তু ওতেই সেরে গেছে। তুমিও ব্যাবহার করে দেখতে পার।

(আ: প্র: ২/ ২৪.১২.১৯৪১)

The Magical Effect of Amla

Sanskrit: Ámalakí (meaning: the nurse)

 

•amalakI

 

Hindi: Ámla

 

English: Emblic my Robalan; Indian Gooseberry

 

Latin: Emblica Officinalis Euphorbiaceae

 

Part Used: Fruit

 

Habitat: Himalayas, sea Coasts, KashMir, Deccan

 

Energetics: Mostly sour, but include all tastes (except salty)-cold-sweet VP- (K+ and áma in excess)

 

Tissues: All; increases ojas

 

Systems: Circulatory, digestive, excretory

 

Action: Aphrodisiac, astringent, hemostatic, laxative, nutritive tonic, refrigerant, rejuvenative (for pitta), stomachic

 

Uses: All Pitta diseases, all obstinate urinary conditions, anemia, biliousness, bleeding, colitis, constipation, convalescence from fever, diabetes, gastritis, gout, hair (premature gray/balding), hepatitis, hemorrhoids, liver weakness, mental disorders, osteoporosis, palpitation, spleen weakness, tissue deficiency, vertigo; rebuilds blood, bones, cells, and tissues. It increases red blood cell count and regulates blood sugar; heart tonic, cleanses mouth, stops gum bleeding, stops stomach and colon inflammation; cleanses intestines, strengthens teeth, aidseyesight, highest natural source of vitamin C (3,000 mg. per fruit), worms, acidity, eye and lung inflammations, ulcerations, G.I. disorders, painful urination, internal bleeding.

 

Spiritual benefits: It is sattwic (pure) in quality, gives love, longevity, and good fortune. For mothers who behave angrily towards their children, it calms and balances their emotions. For children who have lost their mother, it fills them with the sense that their mother is there. Thus, ámalakí has another name, dhatri, meaning “mother” in Sanskrit.

 

Precautions: May cause acute diarrhea in Pitta Doshas

 

(Ref. The Encyclopedia of Ayurveda)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PAPAYA KOFTA CURRY

Ipsita Das, Rourkela (Odisha)

Ingredients for Kofta

1. Grated raw papaya
2. Gram flour ( besan)
3. Salt
4. Turmeric powder
5. Red chiĺly powder.
6. Boiled potato

Ingredients for gravy

Cumin seeds, ginger, green chilly, poppy seeds, tomato, ground spices.

Method for preparation

First grate the raw papaya.Then boil it in water and mix some salt and keep it for some minutes in a pan. After boiling, extract the papaya stew in a bowl and keep it aside.

In another bowl put boiled  grated papaya, mix it with besan, salt, turmeric,red chilli powder and make small balls and fry in refined oil as kofta.
Prepare a paste of all these spices including cumin seeds, ginger, poppy seeds, green chilly etc.

First heat the oil in pan then add  some asafoetida(heeng), cumin seeds and bay leafs.After thorough mixing of these spices, pour the earlier paste and tomato puree into it. Saute it for sometime.When oil is extracted from the mixture then add some water and the papaya stew into it. Cut the boiled potato in cubes and add it into the gravy .Lastly add all koftas.Then add some salt, turmeric as per taste.  For more taste you can add a paste of coriander leaves (chatni).Then sprinkle a bit of spices with ghee. Now your Papaya Kofta curry is ready. You can eat the same with chapati.

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সূচীপত্র

1. সত্যানুসরন

 

2. নারীর নীতি

 

3. [*আলোচনা প্রসঙ্গে *]

4. ইষ্ট প্রসঙ্গে

 

5. দীপরক্ষী

 

6. অনুশ্রুতি -প্রথম খণ্ড

 

7. দীক্ষার প্রয়োজনীয়তা

——-সুমিত মজুমদার

 

8. পুরুষোত্তম পরম্পরা

——-“শুভার্থী”

 

9. চলার সাথী (কবিতা)

——- শ্রীনরেন্দ্র নাথ রায়

 

10. শ্রী শ্রী ঠাকুর ও আধ্যাত্মিকতা

——-দেবীপ্রসাদ মুখোপাধ্যায়

11. মহাপুরুষ

[*               ——-শ্রী কমলেন্দু গিরি*]

 

 

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সর্ব্বপ্রথম আমাদের দুর্ব্বলতার বিরুদ্ধে যুদ্ধ ক’রতে হবে, সাহসী হ’তে হবে, বীর হ’তে হবে। পাপের জ্বলন্ত প্রতিমূর্ত্তি ঐ দুর্ব্বলতা । তাড়াও, যত শীঘ্র পার, ঐ রক্তশোষণকারী অবসাদ-উৎপাদক vampire-কে (ভ্যাম্পায়ার একজাতীয় বাদুড় ; ইহারা নির্ব্বিবাদে ঘুমন্ত জীবজন্তুর রক্ত শোষণ করিয়া থাকে ) । স্মরণ কর তুমি সাহসী, স্মরণ কর তুমি শক্তির তনয়, স্মরণ কর তুমি পরমপিতার সন্তান । আগে সাহসী হও, অকপট হও, তবে জানা যাবে, তোমার ধর্ম্মরাজ্যে ঢোকবার অধিকার জন্মেছে ।

এতটুকু দুর্ব্বলতা থাকলেও তুমি ঠিক-ঠিক অকপট হ’তে পারবেনা ; আর, যতদিন তোমার মন-মুখ এক না হ’চ্ছে ততদিন তোমার মলিনতার গায়ে হাতই প’ড়বে না ।

মন-মুখ এক হ’লে আর ভিতরে গলদ জমতে পারে না—- গুপ্ত আবর্জ্জনা ভাষায় ভেসে উঠে পড়ে । পাপ গিয়ে তা’র ভিতর বাসা বাঁধতে পারেনা ।

[(*]সত্যানুসরন[)*]

 

 

মেয়ে আমার

তোমার সেবা, তোমার চলা,

তোমার চিন্তা, তোমার বলা

পুরুষ-জনসাধারণের ভিতর

যেন এমন একটা ভাবের সৃষ্টি করে—-

যা’তে তারা

অবনতমস্তকে, নতজানু হ’য়ে,

সসম্ভ্রমে,

ভক্তিগদগদ কন্ঠে—-

‘মা আমার , --- জননী আমার ! ব’লে

মুগ্ধ হয়, বুদ্ধ হয়, তৃপ্ত হয়, কৃতার্থ হয়,—-

তবেই তুমি মেয়ে,

—-তবেই তুমি সতী ।

 

 

 

 

 

দেব ভিক্ষা

 

 

 

ওগো ভিক্ষা দাও!-

 

ঝাঁঝাল ঝঞ্ঝার

 

পিশাচী জৃম্ভণ শুরু হ’য়েছে,

 

বাতুল ঘূর্ণী বেভুল স্বার্থে

 

কলঙ্ককুটিল ব্যবচ্ছেদ

 

সৃষ্টি ক’রতে আরম্ভ ক’রে দিয়েছে,

 

প্রেত-কবন্ধ-কলুষ

 

কৃষ্টিকে বেতাল আক্রমনে

 

বিক্ষুব্ধ ক’রে তুলেছে,

 

অবদলিত কষ্টি

 

অজচ্ছল অশ্রুপাতে

 

ভিক্ষুকের মত

 

তাঁ’রই সন্তানের দ্বারে

 

নিরর্থক রোদনে রুদ্যমান,

 

অলক্ষী-অবশ প্রবৃত্তি-শাসিত

 

বেদস্মৃতি-

 

ঐ দেখ-

 

মর্মান্তিকভাবে নিষ্পেষিত,

 

ত্রস্ত দোধুক্ষিত দেবতা

 

আজ নতজানু-

 

তোমাদেরই দ্বারে

 

তোমাদেরই প্রাণের জন্য

 

তোমাদেরই প্রাণভিক্ষায়

 

তোমাদেরই সত্তার

 

সম্বর্দ্ধনার জন্য

 

ব্যাকুল হয়ে ইতঃস্তত ঘুরে বেড়াচ্ছেন;

 

কে আছ এমন দরদী আর্য্য-আত্মজ সন্তান!-

 

তাঁকে মানুষ ভিক্ষা দেবে,

 

তাঁকে অর্থ ভিক্ষা দেবে-

 

সব হৃদয়ের সবটুকু উৎসর্গ ক’রে

 

তোমাদেরই জন্য

 

সেই দেবোজ্জ্বল প্রচেষ্টাকে

 

সার্থক করে তুলতে?

 

যদি থাক কেউ

 

ওগো ধী-ধুরন্ধর উৎসর্গপ্রাণ

 

নিরাশী নির্ম্মম!

 

এস-

 

উৎসর্গ কর-

 

আত্মাহুতি দাও-

 

জীবন-নিঙ্গড়ানো

 

যা-কিছু সঙ্গতি

 

তাঁকে দিয়ে সার্থক হয়ে ওঠ,

 

নিজেকে বাঁচাও,

 

মানুষকে বাঁচাও,

 

কৃষ্টিকে বাঁচাও;

 

আর,বাঁচাও

 

দুর্দ্দশাদলিত মহা-ঐশ্বর্য্যশালিনী

 

আর্য্যস্তন্যদায়িনী,

 

পরম-পবিত্রা ভিখারিণী

 

মাতা ভারতবর্ষকে,

 

ধন্য হও,

 

নন্দিত হও,

 

ঈশ্বরের অজচ্ছল আশীর্ব্বাদকে

 

মাথা পেতে লও,

শান্ত হও,

 

শান্তি দাও,

 

অস্তি ও অভ্যুত্থানকে

 

অনন্তের পথে

 

অবাধ ক’রে রাখ;

 

স্বস্তি!স্বস্তি!স্বস্তি!!!

 

 

 

শ্রীশ্রীঠাকুর অনুকূলচন্দ্র

 

 

(*]চর্য্যা[*-সূক্ত[*)*]

 

 

॥ আলোচনা প্রসঙ্গে

(*] [*পূর্ব প্রকাশিতের পর )

 

কালীদা ( সেন) একজনের কথা তুললেন—- হাবভাব-ভঙ্গীতে তিনি নাকি শ্রীরামকৃষ্ণ দেবকে অনুকরণ করতেন।

শ্রীশ্রী ঠাকুর বললেন –Admiration ( শ্রদ্ধা ) থাকলেই বাঁচোয়া, নচেৎ ও-রকম করা অনেক সময় বিপজ্জনক ।

বৈশিষ্ট্যকে বাদ দিয়ে হীনত্ববোধের তাড়নায় , কৃত্রিম চালচলন নিয়ে চলা ভাল নয়। ওতে মানুষ আত্ম-প্রতারণার পথে এগিয়ে চলে ।

শিশুপালের কথাও এই প্রসঙ্গে হ’লো ।

প্রফুল্ল – “স্বধর্ম্মে নিধনং শ্রেয়ঃ পরধর্ম্মো ভয়াবহঃ” কি এইজন্যই বলে ?

শ্রী শ্রী ঠাকুর —- হ্যাঁ ।

তারপর আর্য্যসভ্যতার কথা উঠলো, বললেন—- আর্য্যদের যে কী জিনিস ছিলো তা’ কল্পনায়ই আনা যায় না । Cabinet formed ( মন্ত্রীপরিষদ্ গঠন ) হ’ত বিপ্র, ক্ষত্রিয় , বৈশ্যদের প্রধানদের নিয়ে। প্রধানের প্রধান, তাদের প্রধান, এইরকমভাবে একটা সুন্দর gradation ( পর্য্যায় ) ছিলো। যারা যত বেশীকে পূরণ করতো তারা তত বড় প্রধান। প্রধানমন্ত্রী সর্ব্বদা ঠিক হ’য়েই থাকতো , উপযুক্ত লোক নির্ব্বাচন নিয়ে কোন গণ্ডগোল উপস্থিত হ’তো না। অন্যদেশ ভারতবর্ষকে আক্রমণ করার সাহসই পেতো না । সব জাতটা দারুণ compact ( সংহত ) থাকতো।

অনুলোম বিয়ে থাকার দরুন সারা জাতটা যেন দানা বেঁধে থাকতো , আর এতে evolution এর ( ক্রমোন্নতির ) সুবিধা হ’তো – যথাক্রমে পাঁচ , সাত ও চৌদ্দপুরুষ ধ’রে ক্ষত্রিয়, বৈশ্য ও শূদ্রের ভিতর যদি Brahmanic instinct ( ব্রাহ্মণ্য-সংস্কার ) দেখা যেতো —- তাদের বিপ্র ক’রে দেওয়া হ’তো । উন্নতির পথ সব দিক থেকে খোলা ছিল ।আগের কালে টাকা দিয়ে একজনের সামাজিক position ঠিক করা হ’তো না । কা’রও হয়তো ৫০ লাখ টাকা আছে , কিন্তু কেউ হয়তো পাঁচ টাকায় সংসার চালাচ্ছে —-অথচ instinct ( সহজাত সংস্কার ) বড় —-সে-ই বড় ব’লে গণ্য হ’তো। Instinct, habit, behaviour, activity ( সংস্কার, অভ্যাস , ব্যবহার ও কর্ম্ম ) ---- এইগুলিই ছিল মাপকাঠি । Learning ( লেখাপড়া ) -কে কখনও শিক্ষা বলা হ’তো না। চরিত্রগত না হ’লে তথাকথিত পাণ্ডিত্যের কোন মূল্য দেওয়া হ’তো না । সব সময় লক্ষ্য ছিল ——জ্ঞান, গুন যাতে জন্মগত সংস্কার ও সম্পদে পরিণত হয়। বর্ণাশ্রমধর্ম্ম এতো সূক্ষ্ম, উন্নত ও বৈজ্ঞানিক ব্যাপার যে অনেকে এর অন্তর্নিহিত তথ্য বুঝতে না পেরে একে বৈষম্যমূলক বলে মনে করে —- এর চেয়ে বড় ভুল আর নেই। যারা বিজ্ঞানসম্মত বর্ণাশ্রমধর্ম্মকে বিপর্য্যস্ত করবার উদ্দেশ্যে generous pose ( উদারতার ভঙ্গী ) নিয়ে inferior ( অসমর্থ ) দের ক্ষেপিয়ে তোলে, তারা সমাজের মহাশত্র্রু । শ্রী রামচন্দ্র শম্বুকের প্রতি অতো কঠোর হয়েছিলেন —-কারণ,

শম্বুকের movement ( আন্দোলন )-টা বর্ণাশ্রম-ধর্ম্মের বিরুদ্ধে একটা passionate raid ( প্রবৃত্তি-প্ররোচিত অভিযান ) বই আর-কিছু নয়।

( ক্রমশঃ)

ইষ্ট প্রসঙ্গে

পৃষ্ঠাঃ ২, রবিবার, ২১শে মাঘ, ১৩৭৯ ( ইং ৪।২।৭৩)

(পূর্ব প্রকাশিতের পর )

সকাল সওয়া আটটা । ষোড়শী-ভবনের হলঘর। পূজনীয়া পিসিমা ( শ্রীমতী সান্ত্বনা দেবী ), পূজনীয় কাজলদা, পূজনীয়া বড়দি, পূজনীয় বড়দাদা , পূজনীয় সুন্টিদা এবং দেবীদা ( মুখোপাধ্যায়), দেবুদা ( বাগচী), পরমেশ্বরদা ( পাল), পাণ্ডিতদা ( গুরুপ্রসন্ন ভট্টাচার্য), অজিতদা ( ধর), বসওয়ানদা (সিং), লালদা ( রামনন্দন প্রসাদ), রাধাকৃষ্ণদা (লাল), অমুল্যদা ( ঘোষ), যতীনদা ( বসু), ধ্রুবনাথ যোশী ( এম, এল, এ, মেঘালয়), তনুদা ( নিখিল ঘটক), নিত্যানন্দদা ( মণ্ডল), শ্রীধরদা ( বন্দ্যোপাধ্যায় ), ভুলুদা ( গুপ্তচৌধুরী ), দিব্যেন্দুদা ( রায়) প্রভৃতি গুরুভ্রাতাগন

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Bliss May 2017

129 years ago, a seer was born in the remote village of contemporary India. He is known as Sri Sri Thakur Anukulchandra, or Sri Sri Thakur. Sri Sri Thakur's dicta, HIS solution to all the problems of the world proves to be full proof to this date. This book "Bliss" is published monthly dedicated to the principles of Being and Becoming, as advocated by Sri Sri Thakur.

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