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Story of Four Candles

Posted by kathavarta on February 22, 2009

Yesterday night, my wife has send me wonderful inspiring e-mail (I am thankful to you), it is short in size, but, very long in message. She (and me) does not know the creator of this great message, but do not worry, just let you know, useful stuff is always created by God, so we all should will say thanks to God for this lovely message, Please enjoy.

The four candles burns slowly. The ambiance was so soft you could hear them talking.

The first one said, “I am Peace! however nobody can keep me lit. I believe, I will go out.”

It’s flame rapidly diminishes and goes out completely.

The second one says, “I am Faith! Most of all, I am no longer indispensable, so it doesn’t make any sense that I stay lit any longer.”

When it finished talking, a breeze softly blew on it putting it out.

Sadly, the third candle spoke in its turn: “I am love! I haven’t got the strength to stay lit. People put me aside and don’t understand my importance. They even forget to love those who are nearest to them.”

And waiting no longer it goes out.

Suddenly…

A child enters the room and sees three candles not burning.

“Why are you not burning? You are supposed to stay lit till the end.”

Saying this, the child begins to cry.

Then the fourth candle said: “Don’t be afraid, while I am still burning we can re-light the other candles, I am Hope!”

With shining eyes, the child took the candle of hope and lit the other candles.

THE FLAME OF HOPE SHOULD NEVER GO OUT FROM YOUR LIFE.

…and that each of us can maintain Peace, Faith, Love and Hope!!!

Have a nice Day.
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Chatur Yuga (Four Yuga)

Posted by kathavarta on January 27, 2009

Yuga is the time period in which the universe is divided into, this time period is also calculated on the basis of number of years of Gods. One God year is approximately 432 human years.

(1) SATYA or KRITA YUGA

Length of Satya Yuga: 1,728,000 human years/ 4,000 years of the Gods.

This is said to be the golden age when Gods used to live with humans as humans were pure at heart. The life of people was filled with happiness and joy and they used live on the Amrit/Nectar provided by the Mother Earth. The mental faculties of the people were developed to such an extent that the powers possessed by them were nearly equivalent to Gods.

It was a period when every individual was endowed with the chausatt (64-Sixty four) Riddhis, ashtang (8-Eight) Siddhis and Nav (9-Nine) Nidhis. It may be strange but there were no climates, no day and night and the human nature was as pure as Gold. Every individual used to do dhyana and was not afraid of the cycle of life and death. In this period, people used to live for thousands of years and that is the reason they were called chirayu (eternal life). The sky was roof and the lap of Mother Earth was bed for them.

(2) TRETA YUGA

Length of Treta Yuga: 1,296,000 human years/ 3,000 years of the Gods.

It was a test for the Gods to find out the quantum of purity of the human and for this God created a sense of confusion in the minds of people. This confusion created a void in the minds of people and they began to search for the truth. Gods hid himself from the sight of the people. It was only during this time that the trees and plants appeared, Indra (also known as Purandra, god of rain) created rain and the climates started appearing. The beauty, which had appeared around the Mother Earth fascinated people, and this fascination led to selfishness for possession. People started fighting over the trees, land, etc. This led to creation of houses, villages and cities. People started working on gaining knowledge for finding the truth. The siddhis and riddhis of the human started diminishing and strived hard to achieve those spiritual powers.

Evil natured human with the increase of knowledge started feeling superior. They started claiming themselves to be demigods on the face of earth. The life span of people also reduced considerably. Due to felling of plants and trees for building houses the ecological disbalanced started occurring.

It was during this period that Rig Veda was composed. People started worshipping nature, Indra (Water), Varuna (Air) and Agni (Fire). It was also in this period that human started fearing for life. They also started sacrificing animals and humans to gain material benefits.

(3) DWAPARA YUGA

Length of Dwapara Yuga: 864,000 years/ 2,000 years of the Gods.

By the beginning of this period human had lost nearly every Riddhis and Siddhis gained during the Satya Yuga.

The plants and trees nearly became extinct by now and this caused human to fight over rivers, land and mountains. It was during this period Ayurveda was born, by which people became knowledgeable on the qualities of herbs for curing people.

Due to fighting and over utilisation of the hearbs they too became extinct. People felt the need for finding a solution. During this period the concept of Varnas was developed by Lord Brahma in order to stop the fighting and blessed them with cow and created trees, herbs and animals again.

but people were so corrupt as they found solace in material gains and for achieving these goals they even got their kith and kin sacrificed. Gods disappeared from earth.

this period saw the development of various mantras and tantras dedicated to various Gods. People started organising huge Yagyas for appeasing Gods. Many complicated and difficult techniques for achieving riddhis and siddhis were also developed during this period.

(4) KALI YUGA

Length of this Kali Yuga: 432,000 human years/ 1,000 years of Gods.

Presently we are in this yuga and have completed nearly 5,100 human years. The mind of human beings have been corrupted with material wants to such an extent that they would not hesitate to sell God to earn for their living. People with little knowledge will become incarnation of Gods and they would be asked to worship. These people would have large followers and even will not hesitate to proclaim themselves as Gods.

True worshippers will gain a lot with little efforts in this yuga. What a person might achieve in one month in this yuga would be equivalent to 10 years of efforts in Treta yuga.

When this yuga completes its tenure a new universe would be formed and the cycle would continue again.

Total Time for One Cycle or Manvantara: 4,320,000,000 years.

This great article is taken from below book:
Book Name: INDIA, Known things Unknown secrets
Writer: R. VENUGOPALAN
ISBN: 81-8056-373-1
Book Code: BV-5725
Publisher: Health Harmony, New Delhi, India
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EGO, the deadliest enemy

Posted by kathavarta on January 4, 2009

As far as possible we should keep away or minimise our Ego and have full faith in Almighty, our God. Surrender all your good/bad, happy/unhappy deeds to him. Do not Doubt.

A story.

There were two very good childhood friends. When they grew big, one friend became a tapasvi(Saint) and would stay alone in mountain areas to do his prayers and tapasaya. The other friend became very rich like a King and would stay in his palatial house. The tapasvi would wear only a langoti and the rich friend was living a lavish life.

Once the rich friend desired to search for his friend who had opted to live a life of a Saint. He felt restless and would search for him every nook and corner. Finally he located his friend, went to meet him and felt very proud that his friend has achieved so much knowledge in short period. He has become a tapasvi. He went to his ashram and requested him to have lunch in his house. The tapasvi friend agreed to visit his house and have lunch with him.

The rich friend was very happy and made beautiful arrangement and decorations to receive his dear friend. He spread costly carpets so that his friend is not hurt.

When the sanyasi friend reached his rich friend’s house he was amused and surprised to see the beautiful arrangements made to greet him. When he reached at the main door, then a person at the gate told him “See, your friend has intentionally made this arrangement to make you feel low. He wants to prove you that how much he has attained in life and you are nothing. Hearing that the Saint got very angry and his EGO reached the peaks, he felt hurt. He thought that he was such a big Saint and my friend wants compare his riches with the knowledge I have gained. He went to a nearby nullah(dirty drainage), dirtied his feet in it and then went to his friend’s house. He spoilt the beautiful carpet with his dirty feet.

The rich friend when greeted his friend was surprised and angry to see all this and shouted at his servants to know who had spoilt his carpet. At this, the tapasvi friend said that “I have spoilt your carpet to show that I have gained more than you. You have achieved only money, but I have got spiritual knowledge, I am a Saint, a gyani, a tapasvi. His ego knew no bounds.

The rich friend was stunned and replied very politely and apologetically “ Oh, dear friend after sacrificing all worldly and materialistic things, being a Saint, a gyani, your EGO is still intact, it has not gone down. I used to respect you, honour you, used to feel jealous of your achievements, but now I feel very sad that there is no difference between you and me. I have an ego for money and you have an ego for sainthood, your gyan and tapasya. You have lost all that you have achieved.

Do not get carried by your Ego. You have gained money, knowledge and whatever is good in you through God’s blessings. That I is your deadliest enemy. If by chance, we meet with an accident, or any serious illness, all that we gain becomes meaningless. Just pray and thank God whatever he has bestowed upon us. Had not given you sound and healthy body, mind and soul, you could not achieve anything on this Earth. Do not feel jealous or get angry at what others have. Work hard and do your usual chores honestly. You will be paid back in abundance for all that good work you do.

Source: http://kutasthanandji.blogspot.com
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Knowledge

Posted by kathavarta on January 3, 2009

If a pot is kept on the reverse position, it cannot collect water. If it kept straight and there is hole in it then too water will not remain in the pot, it will drain out from the hole. And if the pot is kept straight, there is no hole in it, but it not cleaned regularly, it will collect water but it will be full of dirt and moss, not edible to drink.

Same is the case with knowledge. If knowledge is imparted upon a right and true person, it will be successful because it will bloom like a flower spreading its fragrance everywhere.

Source: http://kutasthanandji.blogspot.com
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What is Dhyan or Concentration?

Posted by kathavarta on January 3, 2009

While in group or amongst our near and dear ones, we can control our anger and judge that due to some topic or at somebody’s instigation we are getting angry, then control that feeling.

If that minute you control your emotions and know the reason for anger, that is true dhyan.

Dhyan or Attentiveness means my mind is under my control. It means lifting yourself to higher goals and relaxing.. When you are relaxed you can make correct judgement and attain your goal.

Always remain calm and relaxed under any circumstances like Lord Krishna, like a flute in your mind.

Our mind is never in the Present.

Either it is wandering in the past thoughts or lives in future and in imagination.

The mind’s being in the Present is called “Dhyan” Attentiveness. It is like a Prayer.

Source: http://kutasthanandji.blogspot.com
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Story: The Mayonnaise Jar

Posted by kathavarta on December 25, 2008

Hello Readers,

KathaVarta.org is always love to give and pass the Gem of the words from all the world to you and for your Good life. Today is a Christmas day and KathaVarta.org is pleased to pass below wonderful Varta (Story) to all of you, please enjoy and pass to others.

When things in your life seem Almost too much to handle, When 24 Hours a day is not enough, Remember the mayonnaise jar And 2 cups of coffee.

A professor stood before his philosophy class And had some items in front of him When the class began, wordlessly, He picked up a very large and Empty mayonnaise jar And proceeded to fill it with golf balls.

He then asked the students If the jar was full. They agreed that it was. The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls.

He then asked The students again If the jar was full, They agreed it was. The professor next picked up a box of sand And poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else.

He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous “yes.”

The professor then produced Two cups of coffee from under the table And poured the entire contents Into the jar, effectively Filling the Empty space between the sand. The students laughed.

“Now,” said the professor, As the laughter subsided, “I want you to recognize that This jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things- God, family, children, health, friends, and favorite passions- Things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles are the other things that matter Like your job, house, and car. The sand is everything else- The small stuff.”

“If you put the sand into the jar first,” He continued, “there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time And energy on the small stuff, You will never have room for the things that are Important to you. So- Pay attention to the things That is critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your partner out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time To clean the house And fix the disposal. Take care of the golf balls first- The things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.”

One of the students raised her hand And inquired what the coffee represented. The professor smiled, “I’m glad you asked.”

It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, There’s always room For a couple of cups of coffee with a friend.”
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