Sri Sri on Dealing with Botherations

Dealing With Botherations

Three types of thoughts or blames bother you.
First, you have so much talent, but you are unable to use it or bring it out, you feel that you are not being used; that causes frustration in you.

Second, you think you know, but nobody understands you. This is another point of contention where you feel miserable.

Third, you feel you are lost, you should have done better, or differently; then you blame the past, oneself and everybody else around.
These three types of blames or thoughts bother you; they can pull your energy down. There could be a million reasons for you to feel down on the planet. Anything can pull you down, because things are not happening the way you want them to happen.

Using knowledge, just sail over it all, forget about it, it doesn’t matter, so what! So many people use their talents, they all died, and they all have been forgotten!
Who sits and watches Michelangelo’s paintings every day? Once you watch it, then it is forgotten. Beethoven was such a talented musician. Do you think people are sitting every day and listening to it?
People listen, and then they forget.



There are four kinds of attitude that are good to have in life:

1)Friendliness: Be friendly with people who are happy. If you are not friendly with happy people, you will be jealous.

2)Compassion: Do not be friendly with people who are miserable, instead, have compassion for them. If you are friendly with unhappy people you will become unhappy.
So, what should be the attitude with people who are miserable? Compassion, not pity.

3)Happiness: For people who are doing good work or who are successful in the world, you should feel happy as though you are doing it.

4)Indifference: For people who are doing horrible things in the society, destroying themselves, we usually get angry at them. When you are angry, your mind suffers a huge loss. You lose so much energy, you lose your mood, and your enthusiasm. When energy and enthusiasm goes away from you, you become angry and are no better than the other person. You do not know what you are doing. So, what should you do in such a situation? Have a sort of indifference in your mind.

These are the four attitudes that will help us to save our mind. This is what we need to do, save our mind at all costs.

Sri Sri advise for STUDENTS AND PROFESSIONALS on Tension and Breakup

When you feel tension during studies, just relax. And all students must eat carrots.
Especially those who are wearing spectacles, you need vitamin A and that comes with carrots. So start eating more carrots.
Proper food is very essential. If you eat properly you will not fall sick. We fall sick because we don’t eat well. Most of the time we want to eat food that is tasty, and not that food which is good for the body. We should eat food that is good for the body.

Two to three times a week, take one or two Neem tablets. It is very good for the stomach and the nervous system. Do you know, in Mahatma Gandhi’s Ashram they would keep Neem Chutni every day, because it is good for the mind, the body and the stomach. It also improves the immune system of the body.
Triphala is also good very for the body. All the imbalances in the body get cured with Triphala.

So we must take some of these Ayurvedic medicines, they are good for the body. And we must also do some chanting.
Today, I read in an article that Om is not just a mantra, it is a medicine as well. So we must chant Om every day; at least three times.
Chant Om Namo Narayana or Om Namah Shivaya every day. These are called Maha Mantras. We must chant mantras every day.- Sri Sri

So eat good food, use medicine, chant mantras and keep on smiling.
Problems are there in everybody’s life. They come and go. No problem stays forever. So have this faith that I will get whatever I need and keep moving forward.

Gurudev, if love means to spread joy and happiness, then why does it hurt so much?

Sri Sri: You know, the first experience we have when we come to this planet is pain. When we came out of the mother’s womb it was painful. It was painful for both the mother and the child.
For nine months, the child happily floats within the mother’s womb and has to do nothing. Its food is directly supplied to the stomach and it does not even have to chew anything.
As a baby, you were in such a blissful condition for nine months and then suddenly the water disappeared and you were forced to come out of that comfort zone. That was painful for you. So that was your very first experience of coming to the planet.
When you first came, it was so painful that you started crying. If you would have not cried, then your parents would have cried! So you cried and the people around you laughed (in joy and happiness at birth). Just imagine what it was like, you cried on being born and everyone else was happy.
Your second experience was love. After being born when your mother took you in her arms, you felt so much love and care. Everybody in the family loved you. Your grandmother, grandfather, uncles, aunties, everyone. All loved you and gave you so much attention. But all this came after experiencing a little pain, isn’t it? So pain is a part of love and you should simply swallow the bitter pill. It is good for you. Do not try to run away from the pain. If you run away from the pain, you also run away from love.

Why is India the favourite destination for enlightened masters? Is there some secret in the land?

Why is India the favourite destination for enlightened masters? Is there some secret in the land?

The word California comes from a Rishi called Kapila Rishi. He was the previous incarnation of Lord Krishna. He was born in California, and lived there for a long time. The place was called Kapilaranya. It is said in the scriptures that Kapilaranya is a 12 hours difference from India.
Nova Scotia (in Canada) is also a Sanskrit name. Navas kosha, means it is at 9 hours difference from India. One koshais a one hour distance. Navas Kosha means 9 hours difference, and it is exactly 9 hours.

Ram means light. The root of words like rays and radiance comes from ram. Ra means radiance. Ma means me, mine, myself. Ram means the light within me, the light in my heart. Ram, of course, is the name of Lord Rama, who lived on this planet, in 7560 BC… long ago. About 9,000 years ago.

Lord Rama is connected with all the Asian continents. The entire belt of Indonesia, Malaysia and Cambodia are all connected with Ramayan.

It is a very ancient epic, whose impact is very strong, even today, thousands of years later. Lord Rama is known for his truthfulness, he is considered to be perfect in all human behavior. An ideal human emperor. Mahatma Gandhi once said, ‘You take away everything from me, I can live. But if you take away Ram, I cannot exist.’
The last words that he uttered were, ‘Hey Ram’. Ram is found in almost everywhere in India. Every state will have a Rampur, a Ramnagar! Everywhere! You will confuse the postal department if you only address a letter to Ramnagar. There are thousands of of Ramnagars.
Studies have found thousands of names related to Ram in Europe!

Some Airports Name Starts From Name – RAM

Ramallah Heliport
Solomon Islands
United States

In Sanskrit, Australia is called Astralaya. Do you know the meaning of Australia? Astaralaya means storehouse of weapons. Astra means weapons. During the time of Ramayana, they had stored many different types of weapons here. Weapons were made here too. Due to the weapons, there was a lot of desert in the centre and it was uninhabited. Is it so even now? Yes.
So Ram Navami is celebrated throughout India. It is a very sacred day. If Ramayana is 7,500 BC how about Mahabharata? That was around 5,110 years ago. Krishna passed away 5,110 years ago. The exact date of when Krishna left his body is available. The Mahabharata war took place a few years prior to that.
The Yoga Vashista was given to Ram by Maharishi Vashista. It is one of the most amazing works the planet has ever seen! How many have read it? Those who haven’t, must read it. You may not understand it, just glance through it. It is really, really beautiful knowledge. Some parts may be difficult to understand, jump over it. The Yoga Vashista is like higher mathematics. The Yoga Vashista did not become so popular because it is difficult to understand and it was kept secret. The attitude was: ‘We will give it only to those who are capable.’ It was kept like a PhD. That is one of the reasons why it didn’t become as famous as the Gita. Even The Astavakra is not known to the public as much. The Gita is simple and down-to-earth.

Sri Sri On MANTRA ;OM NAMAH SHIVAY ; and Shares Story

Om Namah Shivay has been called the maha mantra.
Na (earth element),
Mah (water element),
Shi (fire element), and
va (air element) – ya (sky element ) – the life energy
in all elements is represented by this mantra.
It is so powerful! It builds the energy in your system and clears the environment.

When someone abuses you verbally, how do you feel?
If someone says that you are a donkey, how do you feel? What does it do to you? What does it create? Anger! It shakes you. It creates some negative vibrations; you feel angry. You feel some sensations in the stomach, the head.

If a bad word can create so much physiological reactions in you, do you think a very sweet name, a chanting, which includes a lot of energy of the cosmos, does not do anything to your body?
It is unscientific and stupid to think that a mantra does not do anything to your body. That is not the case! It does.

Mantras bring out all the positive energy inside you. It is called mantra kavach; a mantra creates an armor around your body.

We postpone doing good things, but we do anything bad right away – a story by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Once, there was a businessman who was drowning in the river. He called out to a fisherman in a boat. He told the fisherman, ‘Please save me somehow, if you save me, I will give you my entire wealth.’ The fisherman took him in his boat without saying anything.
As soon as he got into the boat, the businessman said ‘Look, I can’t give you my entire wealth, but I will give you half of it. I don’t want anything, but my wife and kids will not let me give the entire sum; I have to leave something for them too.’
The fisherman just smiled, he did not say anything.
As the boat was reaching the shore, the businessman again said, ‘Look, if I give you half, what will I do? I have given the other half to my wife and kids. I can give you a quarter, maybe’.
Then as the boat came nearer to the shore, the sum kept reducing further. As soon as they came to the shore, the businessman gave the fisherman $5.
The fisherman said, ‘What, you are worth only $5?’
The businessman said, ‘How much does it take to bring me from there to here? It costs only $3; I have given you more than it’s worth.’
The mind changes! When you want to do a good thing, you should do it immediately, otherwise the mind changes.
We postpone doing good things, but we do anything bad right away.

Inscriptions on Demolished Hindu Temples: Epigraphic Evidence

There are many mosques all over India which are known to local tradition and the Archaeological Survey of India as built on the site of and, quite frequently, from the materials of, demolished Hindu temples. Most of them carry inscriptions invoking Allah and the Prophet, quoting the Quran and giving details of when, how and by whom they were constructed. The inscriptions have been deciphered and connected to their historical context by learned Muslim epigraphists. They have been published by the, Archaeological Survey of India in its Epigraphia Indica-Arabic and Persian Supplement, an annual which appeared first in 1907-08 as Epigraphia Indo-Moslemica.

Inscription on 4th A.D ( 1700 Year Old ) Iron Pillar In Sanskrit written in Brahmi Script @ Qutab minar

The following few inscriptions have been selected in order to show that:-
(1) destruction of Hindu temples continued throughout the period of Muslim domination;
(2) it covered all parts of India-east, west, north and south; and
(3) all Muslim dynasties, imperial and provincial, participated in the “pious performance.”

1. Quwwat al-Islam Masjid, Qutb Minar, Delhi: “This fort was conquered and the Jami Masjid built in the year 587 by the Amir… the slave of the Sultan, may Allalh strengthen his helpers. The materials of 27 idol temples, on each of which 2,000,000 Delhiwals had been spent were used in the (construction of) the mosque…” (1909-10, Pp 3-4). The Amir was Qutbud-Din Aibak, slave of Muizzud-Din Muhammad Ghori. The year 587 H. corresponds to 1192 A.D. “Delhiwal” was a high-denomination coin current at that time in Delhi.

2. Masjid at Manvi in the Raichur District of Karnataka: “Praise be to Allah that by the decree of the Parvardigar, a mosque has been converted out of a temple as a sign of religion in the reign of… the Sultan who is the asylum of Faith … Firuz Shah Bahmani who is the cause of exuberant spring in the garden of religion” (1962, Pp. 56-57). The inscription mentions the year 1406-07 A.D. as the time of construction.

3. Jami Masjid at Malan, Palanpur Taluka, Banaskantha District of Gujarat: “The Jami Masjid was built… by Khan-I-Azam Ulugh Khan… who suppressed the wretched infidels. He eradicated the idolatrous houses and mine of infidelity, along with the idols… with the edge of the sword, and made ready this edifice… He made its walls and doors out of the idols; the back of every stone became the place for prostration of the believer” (1963, Pp. 26-29). The date of construction is mentioned as 1462 A.D. in the reign of Mahmud Shah I (Begada) of Gujarat.

4. Hammam Darwaza Masjid at Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh: “Thanks that by the guidance of the Everlasting and the Living (Allah), this house of infidelity became the niche of prayer. As a reward for that, the Generous Lord constructed an abode for the builder in paradise” (1969, p. 375). Its chronogram yields the year 1567 A.D. in the reign of Akbar, the Great Mughal. A local historian, Fasihud-Din, tells us that the temple had been built earlier by Diwan Lachhman Das, an official of the Mughal government.

5. Jami Masjid at Ghoda in the Poona District of Maharashtra: “O Allah! 0 Muhammad! O Ali! When Mir Muhammad Zaman made up his mind, he opened the door of prosperity on himself by his own hand. He demolished thirty-three idol temples (and) by divine grace laid the foundation of a building in this abode of perdition” (1933-34, p.24). The inscription is dated 1586 A.D. when the Poona region was ruled by the Nizam Shahi sultans of Ahmadnagar.

6. Gachinala Masjid at Cumbum in the Kurnool District of Andhra Pradesh: “He is Allah, may he be glorified… During the august rule of… Muhammad Shah, there was a well-established idol-house in Kuhmum… Muhammad Salih who prospers in the rectitude of the affairs of Faith… razed to the ground, the edifice of the idol-house and broke the idols in a manly fashion. He constructed on its site a suitable mosque, towering above the buildings of all” (1959-60, Pp. 64-66). The date of construction is mentioned as 1729-30 A.D. in the reign of the Mughal Emperor Muhammad Shah.

Though sites of demolished Hindu temples were mostly used for building mosques and idgahs, temple materials were often used in other Muslim monuments as well. Archaeologists have discovered such materials, architectural as well as sculptural, in quite a few forts, palaces, maqbaras, sufi khanqahs, madrasas, etc. In Srinagar, Kashmir, temple materials can be seen in long stretches of the stone embankments on both sides of the Jhelum. Two inscriptions on the walls of the Gopi Talav, a stepped well at Surat, tell us that the well was constructed by Haidar Quli, the Mughal governor of Gujarat, in 1718 A.D. in the reign of Farrukh Siyar. One of them says, “its bricks were taken from an idol temple.” The other informs us that “Haider Quli Khan, during whose period tyranny has become extinct, laid waste several idol temples in order to make this strong building firm…” (1933-34, Pp. 37-44).

Literary Evidence

Literary evidence of Islamic iconoclasm vis-a-vis Hindu places of worship is far more extensive.  It covers a longer span of time, from the fifth decade of the 7th century to the closing years of the eighteenth.  It also embraces a larger space, from Transoxiana in the north to Tamil Nadu in the south, and from Afghanistan in the west to Assam in the east.  Marxist “historians” and Muslim apologists would have us believe that medieval Muslim annalists were indulging in poetic exaggerations in order to please their pious patrons.  Archaeological explorations in modern times have, however, provided physical proofs of literary descriptions.  The vast cradle of Hindu culture is literally littered with ruins of temples and monasteries belonging to all sects of Sanatana Dharma – Buddhist, Jain, Saiva, Shakta, Vaishnava and the rest.

Almost all medieval Muslim historians credit their heroes with desecration of Hindu idols and/or destruction of Hindu temples.  The picture that emerges has the following components, depending upon whether the iconoclast was in a hurry on account of Hindu resistance or did his work at leisure after a decisive victory:

1. The idols were mutilated or smashed or burnt or melted down if they were made of precious metals.

2. Sculptures in relief on walls and pillars were disfigured or scraped away or torn down.

3. Idols of stone and inferior metals or their pieces were taken away, sometimes by cartloads, to be thrown down before the main mosque in (a) the metropolis of the ruling Muslim sultan and (b) the holy cities of Islam, particularly Mecca, Medina and Baghdad.

4. There were instances of idols being turned into lavatory seats or handed over to butchers to be used as weights while selling meat.

5. Brahmin priests and other holy men in and around the temple were molested or murdered.

6. Sacred vessels and scriptures used in worship were defiled and scattered or burnt.

7. Temples were damaged or despoiled or demolished or burnt down or converted into mosques with some structural alterations or entire mosques were raised on the same sites mostly with temple materials.

8. Cows were slaughtered on the temple sites so that Hindus could not use them again.

The literary sources, like epigraphic, provide evidence of the elation which Muslims felt while witnessing or narrating these “pious deeds.” A few citations from Amir Khusru will illustrate the point. The instances cited relate to the doings of Jalalud-Din Firuz Khalji, Alaud-Din Khalji and the letter’s military commanders. Khusru served as a court-poet of sex successive sultans at Delhi and wrote amasnavi in praise of each.  He was the dearest disciple of Shaikh Nizamud-Din Awliya and has come to be honoured as some sort of a sufi himself.  In our own times, he is being hailed is the father of a composite Hindu-Muslim culture and the pioneer of secularism.  Dr. R. C. Majumdar, whom the Marxists malign as a “communalist historian” names him as a “liberal Muslim”.

1. Jhain: “Next morning he (Jalalud-Din) went again to the temples and ordered their destruction… While the soldiers sought every opportunity of plundering, the Shah was engaged in burning the temples and destroying the idols.  There were two bronze idols of Brahma, each of which weighed more than a thousand mans.  These were broken into pieces and the fragments were distributed among the officers, with orders to throw them down at the gates of the Masjid on their return (to Delhi)” (Miftah-ul-Futuh).

2. Devagiri: “He (Alaud-Din) destroyed the temples of the idolaters and erected pulpits and arches for mosques” (Ibid.).

3. Somanath: “They made the temple prostrate itself towards the Kaaba.  You may say that the temple first offered its prayers and then had a bath (i.e. the temple was made to topple and fall into the sea)… He (Ulugh Khan) destroyed all the idols and temples, but sent one idol, the biggest of all idols, to the court of his Godlike Majesty and on that account in that ancient stronghold of idolatry, the summons to prayers was proclaimed so loudly that they heard it in Misr (Egypt) and Madain (Iraq)” (Tarikh-i-Alai).

4. Delhi: “He (Alaud-Din) ordered the circumference of the new minar to be made double of the old one (Qutb Minar)… The stones were dug out from the hills and the temples of the infidels were demolished to furnish a supply” (Ibid.).

5. Ranthambhor: “This strong fort was taken by the slaughter of the stinking Rai.  Jhain was also captured, an iron fort, an ancient abode of idolatry, and a new city of the people of the faith arose.  The temple of Bahir (Bhairava) Deo and temples of other gods, were all razed to the ground” (Ibid.).

6. Brahmastpuri (Chidambaram): “Here he (Malik Kafur) heard that in Bramastpuri there was a golden idol… He then determined on razing the temple to the ground… It was the holy place of the Hindus which the Malik dug up from its foundations with the greatest care, and the heads of brahmans and idolaters danced from their necks and fell to the ground at their feet, and blood flowed in torrents.  The stone idols called Ling Mahadeo, which had been established a long time at the place and on which the women of the infidels rubbed their vaginas for (sexual) satisfaction, these, up to this time, the kick of the horse of Islam had not attempted to break.  The Musulmans destroyed in the lings and Deo Narain fell down, and other gods who had fixed their seats there raised feet and jumped so high that at one leap they reached the fort of Lanka, and in that affright the lings themselves would have fled had they had any legs to stand on” (Ibid).

7. Madura: “They found the city empty for the Rai had fled with the Ranis, but had left two or three hundred elephants in the temple of Jagnar (Jagannatha).  The elephants were captured and the temple burnt” (Ibid.).

8. Fatan: (Pattan): “There was another rai in these parts …a Brahmin named Pandya Guru… his capital was Fatan, where there was a temple with an idol in it laden with jewels.  The rai fled when the army of the Sultan arrived at Fatan… They then struck the idol with an iron hatchet, and opened its head.  Although it was the very Qibla of the accursed infidels, it kissed the earth and filled the holy treasury” (Ashiqa).

9. Ma’bar: (Parts of South India): “On the right hand and on the left hand the army has conquered from sea to sea, and several capitals of the gods of the Hindus, in which Satanism has prevailed since the time of the Jinns, have been demolished.  All these impurities of infidelity have been cleansed by the Sultan’s destruction of idol-temples, beginning with his first holy expedition to Deogir, so that the flames of the light of the Law (of Islam) illumine all these unholy countries, and places for the criers of prayers are exalted on high, and prayers are read in mosques.  Allah be praised!” (Tarikh-i-Alai).

The story of how Islamic invaders sought to destroy the very foundations of Hindu society and culture is long and extremely painful.  It would certainly be better for everybody to forget the past, but for the prescriptions of Islamic theology which remain intact and make it obligatory for believers to destroy idols and idol temples.

– Sitaram Goel

Courtesy:- Indian Express, February 19, 1989

लौंग का तेल है फायदेमंद —


लौंग भले ही छोटी है, मगर उसके प्रभाव बड़े गुणकारी हैं। साथ ही लौंग का तेल भी काफी लाभकारी होता है। इसमें कैल्शियम, आयरन, फास्फोरस, सोडियम, पोटेशियम, विटामिन ए और सी पाया जाता है। लौंग भूख बढ़ाने का भी काम करती है, लेकिन इसे ज्यादा मात्रा में नहीं खाना चाहिए। इसका इस्तेमाल कई रोगों के उपचार में किया जाता है:

दांत दर्द में उपयोगी

लौंग का तेल दांत, मसूड़ों में दर्द और मुंह में अल्सर के लिए खासतौर पर उपयोगी होता है। यह सांसों की बदबू को दूर करने का काम करता है। दांत में दर्द होने पर लौंग के तेल की कुछ बूंदें फाहे पर डालकर दर्द वाले हिस्से पर रखें आराम मिलेगा।


एंटीसेप्टिक गुणों के कारण यह चोट, घाव, खुजली और संक्रमण में भी काफी उपयोगी होता है। इसका उपयोग कीटों के काटने या डंक मारने पर भी किया जाता है लेकिन संवेदनशाल त्वचा पर इसे नहीं लगाना चाहिए।

त्वचा की देखभाल

लौंग के तेल का इस्तेमाल मुंहासे के उपचार में भी किया जाता है।


अपने विशिष्ट गुण के कारण यह मानसिक दबाव और थकान को कम करने का काम करता है। यह अनिद्रा के मरीजों और मानसिक बीमारियों जैसे कम होती याददाश्त, अवसाद और तनाव में उपयोगी होता है।


लौंग के तेल में नमक मिलाकर सिर पर लगाने से ठंडक का एहसास होता है। नारियल के तेल में लौंग के तेल की 8-10 बूंदें डालकर सिर पर मालिश करने से सिरदर्द जाता रहता है।

सांस की बीमारी

लौंग के तेल का इस्तेमाल खांसी, जुकाम, अस्थमा, तपेदिक, फेफड़े में सूजन आदि बीमारियों के उपचार में उपयोगी होता है। गले में खराश के दौरान लौंग को चूसना फायदेमंद होता है।

कान में दर्द

लौंग के तेल को तिल के तेल (सेसमी आयल) के साथ मिलाकर डालना से दर्द में राहत मिलती है।


लौंग का तेल उल्टी या मतली के दौरान काफी उपयोगी होता है। यह गर्भ ठहरने के दौरान होने वाली मतली में उपयोगी होता है।


खून की सफाई के साथ-साथ लौंग का तेल ब्लड शुगर को नियंत्रित करने में मददगार होता है।