Saturday, July 09, 2005

Gone Rathyatra and the day winded up with yet another faith instilled in the minds of people. One of my friend went early in the morning at 5.00 for Darshan to Jagannath temple and when I met her at a friendly get-together at noon, I asked her if she knew why Rathyatra is celebrated. "No Idea", she beamed! And I recall my article on my small 'Research' done to know about Krishna, which even made me write about him and share it will all my readers here. The Krishna article was also translated to Gujarati. If you wish to read in Gujarati, you need to have shreelipi fonts enabled on your computer. You can find the font help file here.


The 34th verse of chapter 6 of Bhagwad Gita which specifically mentions that the individual self is the passenger in the chariot of the material body and the intelligence is the driver. Mind is the driving instrument and the senses are the horses. The self is thus the enjoyer or sufferer in the association of the mind and senses.

“ cancalam hi manah krsna pramathi balavaddrdham
tasyaham nigraham manye vayoriva suduskaram (34) (ch.6)

Intelligence is supposed to direct the mind, but the mind is so strong and obstinate that it often overcomes even one’s own intelligence. The mind is strong and obstinate and like one cannot capture the blowing wind, it is even more difficult to capture the turbulent mind. Hence, the easiest way to keep the mind in control is the chanting of ‘Hare krshna’, the great mantra for deliverance.

Now, as we see the terrorist threat round the globe, these people who spread terror with 9/11 or the London Disaster or Terrorist in Kashmir that spell terror, religion to them in name of Holy God or Allah or whatever is only an excuse to allow their Satan mind to perform tasks of hell. May god guide them to right path but one thing, I can't understand is that whenever 9/11 scare of London disaster is there, the whole world is active as if the hell is on earth but everyday in Kashmir and Iran-Iraq, we hear of Bombs & Terrorist kill, it's no concern to the whole world and passes off as a routine...How very Strange? When we see President Bush & Tony Blair speak the words of wisdom and Peace, it seems artificial! Is the world living under the threat of a Nostradamus prediction in future? Let's wait...

- ilaxi

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