BIRTHDAY BOY ❤😍😘😉👻

Finally,

Waiting is over

I want this day to come every time, so I can thank god and my parents, family, siblings, school/college friends, all the virtual world friends, well wishers, everyone everyday for bringing such a wonderful life to me.

Another happy year of smiles and joys!

Birthday is when ppl make me feel like celeb.

👻😛😉😇😘😎

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200 Posts ❤😍😘😉👻😛

Dear All,

I am very happy to inform all of you that I am completing exactly 200 posts on this most awesome platform.

I started writing blogs as a kind of therapy. To help me express my love, feelings, emotions, pain, tears, agony, and sorrow that was making me dangerously depressed.

My story with wordpress is one of respectful reciprocation, warm human amity, fruitful cultural and intellectual exchange, endearing buoyancy, passionate literary embellishment and endowment, let alone friendship furtherance and beefing up!

Thank you to all of you, dear friends, who have contributed to, and been part of my journey.
I am very proud of Some of my blogs. Others didn’t work out as well as I had imagined. Such is life..

I don’t have all answers to life. But I hope I have gained some wisdom from my tiny little life experiences, which if nothing else, are varied and somewhat unique.

Thank you very very much each and every one of you for reading, appearing my posts. Thank you for your immense love, blessings and support.

I shall appreciate you always. You all have made my writing journey exciting, thrilling and memorable for me.

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I challenged Death

Challenged

I challenged death!

I had no desire for engaging battle,

Neither agreed to meet her to settle

She blocked my road in moment so fatal

Wondered whether she made life belittle

What’s the age of death? A wink?
Life runs long, days, years to think

Have lived merrily, never died by soul

Will return anew, not afraid to march when called

Please avoid stealth, be bold on me

Come face to face and challenge me

Life travel had always been exciteful
Pleasant evenings and nights peaceful

Not that never had share of trouble

Many sorrows of self and others bountiful

Even strangers and ours endearment

Made me keep no balance of any grouse

To every challenge, I contested to finish

Even in the storms, I lighted the lamps

More bitter tempest today I face

My ferry is facing whirls and haze

Have my determination to overcome always so

The speed of storm makes me embolden lo

I challenge death, and challenged so!

I challenge death, and challenged so!

-Atalji 🙏🏻

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HAPPY DIWALI AND HAPPY HINDU VEDIC NEW YEAR 😊🙏🏻

This Diwali let us Pause, Ponder, Circumspect. Maybe we can rediscover what we are as a Nation & Slay our inner Demons & Celebrate Truth, Hope & Justice.

Diwali is the occasion to let go of all past misunderstandings & come together in a spirit of Celebration.

May Diwali take us from the darkness of spiritual ignorance to the light of Self-realization and universal consciousness.

Obliteration of Darkness is the nature of light. May the light arise in your life, to light you up and all that you touch on this festival of lights. A Dazzling Diwali to you.

Wishing you an abundance of goodness in life, Richness of soul, Peace in the mind, Happiness in your heart, Joy & Laughter on your face & May it all reflect in the sparkle of your eyes. May you have a Splendid Festival Season & an equally Fantastic New Year.

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HAPPY DIWALI AND HAPPY HINDU VEDIC NEW YEAR EVERYONE 😊

  • LORD RAMA or RAJA(king) RAMCHANDRA:

Rama, the perfect avatar (incarnation) of the Supreme Protector, Vishnu, is an all-time favorite among Hindu deities. The most popular symbol of chivalry and virtue, Rama–in the words of Swami Vivekananda–is “the embodiment of truth, of morality, the ideal son, the ideal husband, and above all, the ideal king.”

As the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu, Rama is said to have taken birth on earth to annihilate the evil forces of the age.

He is widely believed to be an actual historical figure–a “tribal hero of ancient India”–whose exploits form the great Hindu epic of Ramayana (The Romance of Rama), written by the ancient Sanskrit poet Valmiki.

Hindus believe that Rama lived in the Treta Yug–one of the four great epochs.  But according to historians, Rama was not particularly deified until the 11th century CE. Tulsidas’ outstanding retelling of the Sanskrit epic into the popuular vernacular as the Ramcharitmanas greatly enhanced the popularity of Rama as a Hindu god, and gave rise to various devotional groups.

Shri Rama revealing a lesser known fact, when he returned to Ayodhya (Ramcharitmanas by Tulsidas)


Valmiki Ramayana


  • DIWALI or DEEPAVALI:

Diwali is also known as Deepavali, Dewali, Deepawali or the Festival of Lights. It is celebrated on the 15th day of Kartika (October/November) in the Hindu Calender. Diwali celebrations can last for about five days.

Diwali is called the Festival of Lights and is celebrated to honor Lord Rama-chandra, the seventh avatar (incarnation of the god Vishnu). It is believed that on this day Rama returned to his people after 14 years of exile during which he fought and won a battle against the demons and the demon king, Ravana.

This Diwali let us Pause, Ponder, Circumspect. Maybe we can rediscover what we are as a Nation & slay our inner Demons & celebrate hope & truth. Festive mood transcends,brightens the dark autumn night, with sparkling joy amidst families, luminous lamps radiate a golden aura. Diwali is the occasion to let go of all past misunderstanding & come together in a spirit of Celebration.

Wishing u all An abundance of goodness in life, Richness of soul, peace in the Mind, Happiness in ur heart, joy & laughter on ur face & may it all reflect in the sparkle of ur eyes this diwali u have a splendid festival season & An equally fantastic year.

May Goddess Lakshmi removes all obstacles & showers u wd bounties, benign, blessings. May happiness & peace surround wd ur eternal love & strength.

Jay Shree Ram 👏🏻🙏🏻

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HAPPY DIWALI 😊🙏🏻

Deepavali/Diwali – Lighting the Fire Within

Deepavali/Diwali is celebrated for various cultural reasons but historically, it is called Naraka Chaturdashi because Narakasura, a very cruel king, was killed by Krishna. Because of that, this celebration happened in such a big way. The celebration is auspicious in so many different ways. On this day, it is said that if someone needs money, Lakshmi will come in. If someone wants health, Shakti will come in. If someone wants education, Saraswati will come in. These are all dialectical ways of expressing that it will lead to wellbeing.

From Darkness To Light: An Ancient Vedic Prayer To Illumine Our Lives!

May each person enkindle that inner flame of awareness by looking deeply within to our original nature of boundless self-illumination and bliss!

Deepavali as a festival of lights is connected to the most ancient symbolism of India, the movement from darkness to light as the essence of our lives. In this regard, there is a famous Vedic prayer in sanskrit :

“Asato ma sad gamaya,
Tamaso ma jyotir gamaya,
Mrtyor ma amritam gamaya.”

“Lead us from non-being to being,
Lead us from darkness to light,
Lead us from death to immortality. ”

This famous Upanishadic chant precedes the special verses that teach Aham Brahmasmi, or “I am Brahman”, expressing the unity of the individual soul with the supreme universal reality – one of the most profound statements of spiritual realisation in the history of the world. Let us try to understand it.
Non-being or asat is that which in not enduring, which is transient and ultimately momentary. Sat is that which is enduring, the timeless and immutable. We all aspire for what is lasting and are unsatisfied with what is temporary and comes to an end.

Tamas is darkness, not in the outer sense, but in the inner sense, a lack of knowledge of our true nature as jyoti, the light of infinite consciousness. Tamas is the shadow of avidya, ignorance of our true self arising.
Mrityu is not mere physical death but an awareness trapped in mortality, focused on what is ephemeral, holds no light and leads to sorrow. Unreality, darkness and death are aspects of the same outer experience of life. Reality, light and immortality are the higher truth of our inner being that we have forgotten and must strive to return to.
The ultimate goal of life is to move across the ocean of darkness or samsara to the eternal light of truth. This cannot be achieved by mere emotion or belief, or by reason or ideas, because these are part of the darkness and ignorance of the mind. The journey from darkness to light is a movement beyond the dualistic mind to a higher unitary awareness that transcends all concepts.

Honouring The Inner Light :

Many traditions honour the divine as light and celebrate festivals of light.Yet, few truly understand the universal light of consciousness. Most identify the light of truth with a particular name, form, person or belief. This reduction of universal truth to a particular phenomenon is another kind of darkness.
Yoga and Vedanta define ignorance or avidya as that which binds us to the outer world of illusion, by confusing being and non-being, the eternal and the transient, along the same lines as this Vedic prayer. It is mistaking our true self-nature as pure consciousness with our outer ego identity as body and mind.

Our Inner Agni Or Immortal Flame
Our true immortality is not as a mere physical body or separate person. What is born must die. What has a beginning must have an end. Yet, there abides within us an enduring flame of awareness that has witnessed our entire lives from a place before birth and beyond death. That inner flame is the Vedic agni, the deathless light of consciousness that resides in the hearts of all creatures.
Removing tamas or darkness requires purification of the mind, particularly of our attachment to the idea of physical reality. Our true nature is the radiance of consciousness that has many lives, many bodies, and innumerable experiences in uncountable realms – which is ultimately the supreme light behind all creatures, all minds and all worlds, the inner sun of Brahman.

That which is mortal can never become immortal. That which is immortal can never become mortal. There can be no change of nature. But we can move from our outer mortal nature to our inner immortal nature, which requires a radical shift of perception, a turning within, a transformative change of vision.
The atman, our true self, is the inner light and energy that links us with the entire universe. We reach it through developing our buddhi or higher intelligence, cultivating a discernment between being and non-being, light and darkness, the eternal and the transient.
May each person enkindle that inner flame of awareness by looking deeply within to our original nature of boundless self-illumination and bliss!

Deepavali/Diwali is the Festival of Lights. On Diwali, you will see every town, city and village is lit up with thousands of lamps everywhere. But the celebration is not just about lighting lamps outside – an inner light has to come. Light means clarity. Without clarity, every other quality that you possess will only become a detriment, not a gift, because confidence without clarity is a disaster. And today, too much action in the world is performed without clarity.

May that infinite light arise within you on Deepavali!

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