మంచిమాటలు! Telugu Sayings

మంచిమాటలు!






గెలవడంలో ఓడిపోవచ్చు కానీ ప్రయత్నించడంలో మాత్రం గెలిచి తీరాలి......

అందం చూసే కళ్లలో ఉండదు, సాయం చేసే చేతుల్లో ఉంటుంది...........

సాధనలేకుండా విజయాన్ని కోరుకోవడం, ఎండమావిలో నీటికై ఆశించడమే......

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Manchi Mata

ప్రవర్తన అద్దం లాంటిది మనిషి వ్యక్తిత్వం అందులో ప్రతిబింబిస్తుంది.....

జీవితంలో వైఫల్యాలూ భాగమేనని తెలుసుకున్నవారు వాటి నుంచి గుణపాఠాల్ని నేర్చుకుంటారు.....

మన కోసం చేసే పని మనతోనే అంతరించిపోతుంది, పరుల కోసం చేసేది శాశ్వతంగా నిలుస్తుంది.....

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How Food Affects Mind & Mind Affects Food

How Food Affects Mind  & Mind Affects Food


How Food Affects Mind  & Mind Affects Food

Can food really have that much of effect on Mind?
Have you noticed the central role food plays in your life?
Obviously, food plays central role in life & it affects on mind also.

As well as observing the general principles of nutrition, of appeal & enjoyment,food also has a spiritual  component. The spiritual aspect of diet incorporates the purchase, preparation, acceptance and eating of food.Food that is selected with care, prepared with love, accepted with gratitude and eaten with purity becomes a tonic for both the soul and the body. The underlying ingredient is consciousness. Where the consciousness is clean, filled with love and detachment, the food is purified, and this also purifies the body. As a result, the mind is cleaned to become free from desires and engrossment in the sense organs.
If u study the diet of the ancient yogis of India, you will notice that their approach to eating was very refined.Their were only certain types of food that they accepted, and the yogi did not over-indulge nor allowed himself/herself to be influenced by the sense of sight, smell and taste. A yogi will often fix certain times for eating & drinking and maintain that discipline. A spiritual path means to be attentive to what one eats. Abstinence from meat,egg & fish (as well as the by-products of slaughtered animals such as gelatin and rennet), from alcohol,tobacco,drugs and too much tea & coffee, is a part of the way of life of spirituality. For Spiritual reasons, many people also avoid onion, garlic and heavy spices which act as stimulants in the endocrine system and thus destabilize emotions.The diet of a yogi thus incorporates two main principles :



  • Not to cause suffering to another living being
  • Not to overstimulate the Physiological system (digestive,nervous & endocrine systems).
A basic equation that many of us are familiar with is,"As you eat, so is your mind".This is a fundamental spiritual tenet. The type and quality of food & the manner of eating affects the state of mind. Food that has been implicated in the slaughter of animals  carries a karmic debt and that becomes a burden on the human soul. Food or drink that has a stimulating effect on the body also carries a toxic load that gradually sets in motion the disease process (e.g : cancer , arterial plaque,diabetes,gallstones etc). Food that is eaten in a state of tension, anxiety,depression,anger or fear will carry those thoughts pattern and vibrations and hence affects digestion. The hormones stimulated by those vibrations in turn create further negative vibrations and hormones, and the cycle continues.

The Spiritual approach to diet includes preparing food in meditative state with feelings of love and detachment. When one feels desire-less, yet cooks with love either for the self, family and friends in the memory of God, this will carry a subtle power that energies the soul and the body. Within the parameters of an accurate spiritual diet however, its good to accept food with gratitude and not become too focused on "I can't eat this or i can't eat that" unless there specific health needs. Some people have developed the art of combining food and these days organic foods are more popular since the effect of pesticides, fertilizers and antibiotics (which also effects milk, yogurt, butter and cheese) on contamination of food have become more well known. Macrobiotics is becoming more popular but doesn't necessary equate with spirituality.
          Any of these diets are good for health, the environment and awareness , but if the person following a strict regime becomes too fanatical and creates stress as a result, then many of the positive benefits will automatically be lost. 
Spirituality also includes sharing. There is nothing more wonder full than to share a beautifully cooked meal with others. By sharing , we lose our sense of attachment to food and the body  and overcome greed. The natural sustenance of food is enhanced by the power of pure vibrations and this also brings benefits on a spiritual level. Our method to bring harmony and unity in any gathering, weather it be a family, a company or amongst friends is to eat together. Food cooked with love will help to generate those feelings. 
Mothers know the power of food in settling the feelings of children and bringing a sense of contentment.

Source : (Purity Bureau)

Want to tweak your food for better moods? Here are 5 tips:

1. Reduce highly processed foods.
2. Make plant foods the majority of your plate.
3. Reduce animal fat.
4. Eat more fermented foods.
5.Avoid eating when you are angry, stressed or sad.

Inspirations from Dadi Janki


Inspirations from Dadi Janki
Inspirations from Dadi Janki

Dear Friends,Om Shanti here are Some of Inspirations talks of Dadi Janaki.

Take this one Blessing from God : I will not take sorrow from anyone.

Dadi Janki Words

Some have called the world at this time the land of sorrow .There are many situations & people that cause sorrow. God has many titles. Two that are helpful at this time are "the remover of sorrow, and the Bestower of Peace."
Make a commitment, "I should never experience any kind of sorrow ." Many people & situations gives sorrow, but i should not take sorrow. Some weak souls say that they don't give sorrow, but they take sorrow. If you keep sorrow inside you will become sick, or you will become scared, and you won't know what to say. Take this one Blessing from God : I will not take sorrow from anyone.

There could be many causes for taking sorrow, but a mature child of God will say : "it's okay , my karmic accounts are being cleared at this time, but i will not give sorrow in return or even think about it." To think about it brings sorrow. Even if someone gives sorrow ten times over, you should not accumulate it. If there is an accumulation of sorrow you will not able to remember God. Consider the Father to be yours and you will not experience sorrow. Then you will be able to take virtues and power from God and give to others.

Becoming Fearless

Becoming Fearless

Fear Is Only In The Mind– Once you grasp this concept, you’ll be prosperous and well off to living the life you desire. Fear isn’t real. When you fear, you’re putting time and energy into something that hasn’t even happened yet. Learn to escape those false thoughts and create positive ones.

To practice rajayoga means to connect your mind to God. When we do this our intellects become unshakable and immovable. The intellect does not then fluctuate in any situation. We are all making effort to become fearless and free from animosity, regardless of what is going on around us..
Ask yourself inside: Do I have any fear? Do I have any dislike of anyone? Do I still look at the weaknesses of others? When you look at the defects of others, those defects enter you. Learn to look only at virtues and specialties. Practice this. You will then become virtuous. By being fearless we become unshakable and immovable, even when you are in the midst of challenges. If you want to become fearless, then stop all dislike or hatred of others. For this we need to go deeply into life’s most sacred questions, ‘who am I?’ and ‘who is mine?’ I am a soul and my closest relationship is with God.

Sweetness and Truth 

Sometimes we think of service as the meetings and plannings that we do "out there" in the worlds of our organizations, but the simple and powerful methods by which we serve are based on our inner stage of sweetness and truth. The Children who are sweet and truthful are loved by god. In fact the ones who are sweet and loved by everyone. If you become bitter, then you give sorrow to many.
so our words should be sweet, and our eyes should reflect spirituality. In our action and tasks there should be truthfulness. There needs to be a great deal of humility in our relationships.Be humble and all virtues will emerge  and your weaknesses will end. These are simple but powerful methods by which we serve at this time.

Sweetness




Different Types of Thoughts

Different Types of Thoughts

 

What is a Thought?
Thought

The action or process of thinking is know as a Thought.
Many make the mistake to think that the Mind is thought. No, it isn't. What we call thought is a product of the Mind and for the time being, from the human brain.

Different Types of Thoughts :

Different Types of Thoughts
There are 4 different types of thoughts :

1) Positive Thoughts
2)Negative Thoughts
3)Waste Thoughts
4)Necessary Thoughts

Positive Thoughts :

Positive Thoughts
 Positive thoughts are those thoughts which give us and others the experience of our original virtues like peace, love, joy, purity and power. They enable us to collect inner strength and equip us to wear a constructive attitude. 
Positive thinking means looking at what is beneficial in all circumstances, without being trapped in what is visible externally in those particular situations.
Thinking positively involves looking at problems and recognizing realities, but at the same time being able to find solutions without being confused and experiencing feelings of powerlessness. This often requires tolerance, patience, peace and spiritual wisdom.

Positive thoughts make one internally strong and as a result our expectations of others decrease. This does not mean that they do not matter to us, but that we no longer demand love, respect, recognition, etc. from them, which is the
best way to create long-lasting and harmonious relationships. A person who thinks positively is aware of the weaknesses of others, but even
then will direct his/her attention towards their positive sanskara's or personality traits. When we have inner happiness and are filled with positive
energy, we have the strength to accept other people as they are without wanting them to be different. This acceptance produces more stable
relationships.


Negative Thoughts :

Negative Thoughts

Negative thoughts not only harm you but have an impact on others also. These thoughts disturb your peace and weaken your inner strength. If these thoughts occur on a regular basis, they can cause health problems, both physical and mental. They can even become destructive.
Negative thoughts are based on the five vices primarily - lust, anger, greed, ego, attachment. They are chiefly caused by selfish and harmful reasons, without taking into account the values and inner qualities of the person
 Example:
* I think they should pay me more without having to do any more work to earn
it (greed).
Negative thoughts also arise from unsatisfied expectations, in disagreements,
in laziness, revenge, racism, jealousy, criticism, hate and an excess of power.
* My boss never appreciates my work but he always values my colleagues more
(jealousy). 


Waste Thoughts :
Waste Thoughts 



Waste thoughts are thoughts that are produced at untimely moments that fill us with worry and anxiety when they appear in our minds. They have no constructive use. Unnecessary and useless thoughts are quick and repetitive which lead you nowhere. 
Often they refer to things from the past: 
* If this hadn't happened ...
* Why did she have to say that to me?
Too many thoughts are about things that we cannot change, or worries about the future: 
* What will happen tomorrow?
* How will it happen?
* What will I do if I find myself on my own?
* If I had been there at the time, this disaster would not have happened.
* If I had had this information at the time, I would have won the case.
* When I get the degree, I will be more respected by my superiors.
Your ability to concentrate is weakened by these useless thoughts. If you have a lot of these thoughts you use more energy and time to undertake each task.
The origins of negativity also reside in them.
From the time that the past has already passed and the future is yet to come,these kinds of thoughts are not useful and they also weaken your inner
strength and exhaust you. It is vital that we learn to avoid this pattern of thinking. In this way you will be more focused and your decision making
capacity will improve. 

Necessary Thoughts :
Necessary Thoughts
Necessary thoughts are those relating to your daily routine, such as,
* What am I going to have for dinner?
* What time am I picking up the children from school?
* What is the number of my bank account?
* What have I got to do today .... etc.?
They are also thoughts connected with your profession or job. These necessary thoughts related to your daily life come into your mind according to your responsibilities and needs at a more physical, material and professional level.
When these thoughts are repeated over and over again, they become unnecessary or waste thoughts.

Thought Process



5 Types of Concentration in Yogic Life

 5 Types of Concentration in Yogic Life  

5 Types of Concentration in Yogic Life

What is Concentration?

Concentration

The action or power of focusing all one's attention.Concentration is the ability to direct one’s attention in accordance with one’s will. It means control of the attention. It is the ability to focus the mind on one subject, object or thought, and at the same time exclude from the mind every other unrelated thoughts, ideas, feelings and sensations.


 Types of Concentration:

With in yogic life Concentration is extremely important & essential for yoga-sadhana. Not only in yogic life but also to attain a higher destination in worldly life, concentration is essential.

  There are many times of concentration.when we say concentration, usually the awareness doesn't come into our intellect that many types of concentration are hidden in this subject. Concentration exist when there is pin-pointed awareness.Otherwise it won't be full concentration.If there is awareness of this or that,then concentration is incomplete. Due to that ,our yoga is not going to be completely intense.It will not be such intense yoga that the fire is fully ignited,burning & extremely filled with light.A very mild stage of yoga would be there, but it will not be a powerful one.Thus there will not be a powerful experience also.

5 Types Of Concentration  are :

2) Concentration of Viram(Pause) 
3) Concentration of Desires 
4) Concentration of Aim
5) Concentration of Happiness.

Of the Many types of concentration, the first one is 

Concentration of Thoughts :
Concentration of Thoughts



 It is the Natural nature of the mind to keep thinking something or someone.However , our minds should not wander here & there.they should remain bound to whatever thoughts are essential.They should not think wasteful thoughts, nor should there be the leakage of thoughts.such a state of mind has concentration of thought.Creating more thoughts in the mind has become the nature of man,while sitting in the hall, to keep thinking about what tasks still have to be finished today.he is making an entire agenda while sitting in the hall.It doesn't happen that the mind is focused on whatever we have to listen to,or wherever it should be focused.

Concentration of Viram(Pause) :
Concentration of Viram


Another type of concentration is Concentration of  talking a pause.It is the concentration of giving rest to mind, the intellect & to karma. Viram means applying a full stop. wherever the mind, intellect & speech have to be given a pause or full-stop, they immediately have to come to a stop.It should not be the case that the intellect takes us somewhere with compulsion. It should be under our control such that whatever we wish to think, we think that only & that much only.Whenever we want to apply a brake, er can apply it & instantaneously everything comes to a state of rest. There is a great significance of viram.is Someone keeps writing on and on and doesn't apply full-stop, then lots of confusion emerges. One Full-stop makes a lot of difference.  

Concentration of Desires :
Concentration of Desires



A third type of concentration is the concentration of desires & wishes.If there are too many desires & wishes, then the person is riding as if upon two horses.If a person rides upon two horses without the reins,then what would be his state? If desires are horses ,then one who rides on them would surely be a crazy or wisdom-less fellow,because desires are such that they hang a man upside down.

Concentration of Aim :
Concentration of Aim

Fourth is concentration of Aim.Our Aim should be one.If our aim keeps changing, the how we will we concentrate? The rhythm of thoughts would be broken.Many people have the nature & quality of having one aim today & another aim tomorrow.They are not steady in there minds.They don't set an ultimate goals.So we should Concentrate on one Aim only.

Concentration of Happiness :

Concentration of Happiness

Finally, there is the concentration of happiness. We should not remember painful matters,those through which the soul again experiences waves of sorrow. Don't remember such things you may feel sorrow.  Remember such points which can give happiness to your mind.If you want to talk,then talk about the things of happiness in your life.If you want remember, then remember the incidents of happiness.How nice those days were!

If we practice all of these types of concentration, then our concentration will thoroughly increases.


Tips for Improving Concentration

1. Practice Rajayoga Medation.
2. Be more physically active.
3. Employ nonjudgmental thinking.
4. Get proper sleep.
5. Develop competitive plans
6. Practice eye control.
7. Stay focused in the present.
8. Over-learn skills.

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