Prayers in Govt. schools in MP

For once I’m supporting the BJP in MP.  Apparently they have introduced a pre-meal prayer in govt. schools there.  The other communities are up in arms.

As I used to study in a private christian school – we would have a standard ‘our father’ prayer early in the morning.  We did it without blinking an eye-lid and never thought that the school is brainwashing us into ‘christian-ideals’.  Hence I don’t find it wrong that the kids should ask the divine for blessings.

But I’m not sure what stand to take here when it comes to considering the fact that it was a govt. school and not a private school.  Anyway its up for debate.  Hemanth/Vishwas ……..any comments?

Old book dusted off the shelf

There was this book I had bought 10 years ago ……….and which …I had not read at all.  But nevertheless ………considering my current context and pursuit of the internal world – the book came out (along with many others) and I’m reading it.

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This book is titled

Meditation – Its Process, Practice, and Culmination by Swami Satprakashananda.

This book has been published by the Sri Ramakrishna Math – Mylapore Chennai.  I’m still reading it and yet to ascertain how good this book is.  The impression which BKS Iyengar’s book had on me ……….is still fresh.  So there’s bound to be implicit comparisons.

Communal harmony strained in Karnataka

The incidents of Mysore and Mangalore ……….leaves no doubt of the intentions of the Sri Ram Sene and the indirect support which they enjoy from their political masters.

Under police interrogation ……….someone from the Sri Rama Sene owned up to throwing a pigs carcass in front of a Muslim girls school ……….with the intent of stoking violence.

Again yesterday some Rama Sene goons entered a Hindu wedding reception and drove away some Muslim guests.  There was violence when the other Hindu guests tried to defend the Muslim guest.  These are reprehensible incidents which clearly show the direction which our State is heading out to.

Light on Life

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Well now that I’m fully into Yoga these days ………..have been reading many books on this subject.  The current book which is keeping me engrossed is the one shown above.  This is for advanced practitioners of Yoga.  While it is very essential for Yoga practitioners to learn their stuff from a proper guru – this book follows this dictum to the core.  It does not teach about any asanas/pranayams and the entire books is dedicated on the subtler aspects of asanas/pranayamas/kriyas etc.  These subtler aspects can be applied to the exercises taught by any guru – and get maximal benefits.  I’m truly enjoying it.

Awaiting Hemanth to get me the next instalment of Yoga books 😉

Merging my yahoo 360 posts here

Well its official now – Yahoo 360 is closing down.  I’ve been able to migrate my posts here now and merge it with my wordpress posts.  That’s good for me.  However the images for some of the posts and the categorization seems to have been lost.  However the original blog postings are still there.  I’m glad.  

Of late the frequency of my blog postings have come down.  This is mainly due to me going deep into the internal world …………….. that the external world stops fascinating me.  It is very rare these days that the happenings in the outside world evoke much of a response from me.  Lets see how long this goes.

The World of Indian Vote Politics

For starters …….if not for elections 2009 ……Jagadish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar would have still been successful Congress candidates during this election.  The new levels of sensitivity of the public made the Congress wink.  While I am still an avid Congress supporter …………..I know pretty well that they have their fair share of skeletons in their cupboard.  The 1984 Sikh riots is one that tops the list.  What the Congress did was right ………not to field the two candidates. 

The sabre-rattling between Advani and Manmohan was another interesting piece of this elections.  We started seeing so many shades of contradictions.  Lalu Yadav blaming the Narasimha Rao – Congress government for the Babri Masjid demolition ………after being a successful bed-fellow of the UPA in the outgoing government.  Later Nitish Kumar questioning Lalu on why he was silent for all these years and why now? (very pertinent questions).

Karunanidhi saying that Prabhakaran was a good friend of his and that he would be saddened if Prabhakaran was killed.  This was in stark contradiction to his own statement that in 1987 he realised what a self-centered narcissist Prabhakaran was ……. when he(Prabhakaran) avowed dictatorship as an effective form of governance within the Tamil eelam.  Karunanidhi had added during that time that he distanced himself from the Eelam as they were killing other Tamil leaders and the 1991 assassination of Rajiv Gandhi steeled his resolve of not having to do anything with Prabhakaran and his cronies. 

Well this is what Indian politics can be ………. a bunch of contradictions.  But the positive thing to note is that many more people are coming out to vote today as compared to the last elections.  It just goes to add that people are more aware of what their own power is today.