Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Very touching and inspiring movie (C&CF 2005) with the simple message of how, when a powerful personality decides to find an heir to their kingdom, their search is for the most innocent of all to inherit the vast kingdom.

But the Powerful One wants to flush out the ones stricken by baser attachment and creates illusions to eliminate them. The innocent one survives, without the illusions ever touching him.

Wonka knows, the heir has to be innocent, and if truly is, no test of temptation will entrap the true hier to the factory.

The other contenders fall to the seven sins (Western thought) or the six enemies (Hindu thought) and eliminate themselves. Greed, Lust, Anger, Vanity and everything you can imagine becomes self-defeating for all of Charlie's competitors. Charlie is too innocent to realize the competitiveness, he just enjoys the ride, appreciates the little creations and maintains a polite and dignified stance.

Must watch this movie.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

India is Blessed with a President no other nation can dream of...

Here he is in Q&A Chat with school children... full chat here. Some gems from the chat...

Saahil Kaul (Eicher School Faridabad, 14 yrs): hi sir! i have seen that usually scientists have long hair for example take issac newton. Sir, u has been a nuclear scientist you and u have long hair too. What i was wondering was wheter it is a kind of lucky charm or something of scientists to keep long hair?

President APJ Abdul Kalam: Hair just grows. We should concentrate on our work.

Ravanth Baskaran (Tampines Primary School,Singapore, 8 yrs): What was the first incident that made you take an interest to science?

President APJ Abdul Kalam: When I was 10 years boy, my science teacher in the 5th class taught me how birds fly, coupled with mission of my life.

mohit agarwal (jawaharlal nehru school bhopal mp, 9 yrs): Question: Can we teach whole schooling through Internet or elctronic media ?

President APJ Abdul Kalam: No. Particularly, the primary and secondary education. The teacher is very vital link. Beyond secondary education, tele-education is possible

Saman,Sara and Ali (All Saints and Sherwood college,Nainital, 14 yrs): Why don't people live peacefully?Can't you do something about it?Pass laws impose rules to make this World worth living.People fighting over mandir masjid,when God created mankind he knew best.He would not have created muslims hindus togather.Please comment.

President APJ Abdul Kalam: Under-developed minds normally create differences. Developed minds create visions and differences disappear.

Riya Sinha (Ursuline Convent School,Khalari, Ranchi,Jharkhand, 8 yrs): Respected uncle, I am a 8 years old girl residing in a remote place of Jharkhand named 'Dakra'. This region is MCC infected and frequent incidents of violence take place in this region. I think that "Corruption" and 'faith to distorted philosophy' is the region behind this act of terror. What govt is doing to eradicate corruption from society? -Riya Sinha Std IV Ursuline Convent School, Khalari, Jharkhand

President APJ Abdul Kalam: I believe, corruption in the society can be eliminated in two ways. 1. We elect right representatives to legislatures and parliament. 2. Corruption free society starts from a righteous home. In my view corruption can be eliminated only by three people namely mother, father and elementary school teacher. As children you can also point out if anything is done wrong in your home. There will definitely be a change because of the love and affection of the child.

naina gautam (St'Thomas College, dehradun, 12 yrs): Sir i would like to ask whom do you admire the most in this world? What are the secrets of your success? Were you a naughty child during your school days? I will hope you will answer my simple questions please answer them!!!

President APJ Abdul Kalam: Of course my parents. I always remember my teacher who gave me the vision for my life while teaching how the birds fly. Since I studied during 1940s, naturally if you are naughty you will be canned. I have experienced that.

Friday, November 11, 2005

[joy] Flint, MI Realization

A tremendous seeker in Flint, MI finally felt the mothering and soothing effects of Kundalini, heralding the setting-in-motion of gears of the mechanism of love in a city longing for respite and love.

May this be the auspicious beginning of positivity showering itself on central Michigan which was uncharted territory in the map of Sahaja. Meditation to brighten Flint, when?

Wednesday, November 9, 2005

[center-report] Nabhi Day 11.9.05

Ville had prepared a presentation on Nabhi which was translated into English by Denis. There were certain interesting things to me, personally, which I was unaware of - like the left Nabhi can be cured by affirmation of the Agnya Chakra because the release mechanisms of both are the same. Very interesting bit of information.

Shared the incident in the past week where an intern in my office felt his realization and how he went back home and meditated along with his sister, 11, who was looking for a means to ease her school work related tensions.

The new thing found was: awareness of chakras in preteens and teens through Anime comics and films. Lots of martial arts heroes in these movies use paranormal powers of the sympathetic sides which has captured the fancy of this age group. This curiosity alone propelled these two kids to find their Kundalini, waiting for ages to be recognized. Both, without any suggestion felt the same feelings on getting realization - conical spray of vibrations through the Sahasrara, cool breeze on the right hand. A significant family event in the near past had caused their lefts to go heavy, which is the side of emotions and forefathers.

Great week! Looking forward.

Friday, November 4, 2005

[center-report: 11.2.05] SNS PNS ANS - The Alphabet Soup Clarified

SNS, PNS, ANS – The Alphabet Soup Clarified: Center Report Wed. 11/2/2005

Villie led the center with elucidations of the human nervous system and relationship to subtle system. Defining the terms “Sympathetic Nervous System”, “Parasympathetic Nervous System”, “Autonomous Nervous System”.

Another interesting topic she elucidated for the benefit of newcomers was that of the mechanism of Kundalini rising: How the Kundalini first rises through the innermost channel (Brahmanadi), encounters the Mardha, a plate/membrane on the lower side of the brain, spreads there creating soothing sensations, goes down the Ida/Pingala and comes up again through all three channels, going out through the Sahasrara. Incidentally, I was reading the exact same stuff in the Advent on the bus that morning! Those are subtle miracles which are enjoyed to the best extent here, in This Sahaja Life!

Wednesday, November 2, 2005

Nervous Systems Make You Nervous?

In response to a question from a yogini, how exactly do western terms map to the subtle system in Sahaja Yoga, here is the compilation:

Glossary: Nervous System & Subtle System Relationships

The nervous system is the body's information gatherer, storage center and control system.

The brain and spinal cord make up the central nervous system.

The peripheral nervous system is responsible for the body functions which are not under conscious control - like the heartbeat or the digestive system. The smooth operation of the peripheral nervous system is achieved by dividing it into sympathetic and parasympathetic systems. These are opposing actions and check on each other to provide a balance.

PNS = Autonomous NS + Sympathetic NS


ANS = Subtle System

Ida Nadi = Left Sympathetic Nervous system (LSNS)

Pingala Nadi = Right Sympathetic NS (RSNS)

Sushumna Nadi = Parasympathetic NS (Not Known to Western Science)

Autonomic Nervous System

The Autonomic Nervous System is that part of PNS consisting of motor neurons that control internal organs. It has two subsystems. The autonomic system controls muscles in the heart, the smooth muscle in internal organs such as the intestine, bladder, and uterus. The Sympathetic Nervous System is involved in the fight or flight response. The Parasympathetic Nervous System is involved in relaxation. Each of these subsystems operates in the reverse of the other (antagonism). Both systems innervate the same organs and act in opposition to maintain homeostasis. For example: when you are scared the sympathetic system causes your heart to beat faster; the parasympathetic system reverses this effect.

Motor neurons in this system do not reach their targets directly (as do those in the somatic system) but rather connect to a secondary motor neuron which in turn innervates the target organ.


Rai, U. C. "Medical Science Enlightened" 1993 Pub. Life Eternal Trust