Sunday, August 28, 2011

because of vs. due to

anusha: what is the difference -
" It is due to his efforts"
and
It is because of his efforts"
?

me: because of is a reasoning method
anusha: hmm
me: due to is a owing method.
anusha: okay
me: reasoning is logical / intellectual / explaining..
anusha: ohh
me: owing is giving ownership / more attached / from the manas.

positive energy

Positive energy

Dear friends, I receivedthis forward and hope you enjoy it. If already posted enjoy once more. Regards, Meenu POSITIVE ENERGY!!!! Recently a programme was held, where these findings were explained by Dr.Gopalakrishnan (Indian Council of Science research), Dr. Sasikumar of ISRO Hyderabad and Anujan Bhattathiripad. The Instrument to measure the positive energy was first found by the Russians. The maps of the underground water lines were lost. They invented a device, two 'L'Shaped rods, which would deviate from each other if pointed towards an object that has positive energy.As flowing water has positive energy, it was easy for the Russians to find the water lines. So the government approved this as an authentic proof for measuring positive energy. 1.The effect of going to the Temple. In the temple, the Sanctum sanctorum is completely enclosed on three sides. The effect of all energies is very high in here. The lamp that is lit radiates the heat and light energy. The ringing of the bells and the chanting of prayers gives the sound energy. The fragrance from the flowers, the burning of camphor and incense sticks give out the chemical energy. The effect of all these energies is activated by the positive energy that comes out of the idol. The water that is used for the Pooja is called "holy water or Theertham" because it receives the positiveness of all these energies. When people go to the temple for the Deepaaraadhana,and the doors open up, the positive energy gushes out onto the people who are there.The water that is sprinkled onto the people passes on the energy to all. That is the reason why, men are not allowed to wear shirts to the temple and ladies have to wear more ornaments because it is through these jewels (metal) that positive energy is absorbed in ladies. It is proved that Theertham is a very good blood purifier, as it is highly energised. Hence it is given as prasadam to the devotees. 2. Worship of Tulasi and Peepal Tree [aalamaram} Tulasi should be worshipped by prostrating before it. As it is not tall the oxygen passed out from the plant, along with its positive energy,can be obtained only at the lower level. Whereas the Peepal tree should be worshipped by going around it, to get the full effect of the oxygen and the positive energy. The oxygen layer is very close to the leaves of the tree and as these leaves shake at the slightest breeze, it passes the energy more effectively. While going round the tree, our negative energy passes out of us through our right side and is absorbed by the tree and transformed into positive energy. This is passed on to us when we go round the tree. 3. Measuring the energy. [This is measured with a pair of 'l' shaped rods held horizontally facing the object to be tested] a. All flowers that are used in the temple for Pooja are proved to have positive energy. b. Gingerly oil [Nallenna] is proved to have more positive energy than other medium. Hence, best for lighting the lamp. c. The fresh sandalwood paste given from the temple has more positive energy than the one, which is kept for a day or two. d. The use of the traditional wick lamps is very effective in passing out the energy, as there is a regular movement for the flame. The energy is passed out through the waves of movement. So the lighting of electric lamp does not serve the purpose of passing the energy. 4. Aura and its Measurement. There are various rings around us that form the aura of our body. The first is our 'SAREERA' OR THE BODY itself. The next is 'AATHMA' or the SOUL. The third is 'MANAS' or the MIND. The fourth is ' VIGNYANA' or KNOWLEDGE. And the last is ANANDAM or HAPPINESS. This aura can be measured scientifically by the rods. A person's aura was measured and was found to be of one-foot radius. The same person was asked to chant prayers for a few minutes. Then, again, his aura was measured. The radius of the aura had increased by another foot and showed two feet. This proves the positive effect of prayers. 5. Aspects regarding sleep. Normally children are found rolling a lot in their sleep. It is proved that they do so because their bodies can detect the positive energy even in sleep. When they roll they move to the place where there is positive Energy. If their cot is moved permanently to this place, they stop rolling. This is applicable to older people also. We are asked to sit and chant prayers before we go to bed and also chant them before getting up. It has been proved that 23% of the heart attacks occur when people lie down. This is because; a person who has been vertical the whole day suddenly lies down causing an irregularity in the heartbeats. So, to stabilise this, it is proved that sitting on the bed and chanting prayers for two minutes will be effective. And it has the same effect when done before getting up also. It is proved that chanting 'Narayana naamam' 108 times comes to exactly two minutes. 6. Why is it considered a bad omen when a cat crosses our path when we go out? Cat is an animal, which has only negative energy. When a cat crosses, it leaves behind, the negative energy in its path. So, when we cross this path, we are affected by the negative energy and will not succeed in our venture. 7. Any object's energy could be measured. One such object is the cell phone. This is a thing with negative energy. This can be made positive. A picture of a God was placed on the cell phone, in such a way that the picture was facing the phone. The energy was still negative. Then the picture was turned and kept so that it faced the user. The energy immediately became positive. A small sticker of any God is sufficient to make it positive. 8. Aspects regarding energy in houses. a. In the present living conditions, people mostly live in small houses or in flats. In such situations it is difficult to follow the 'VAASTHU SASHTRA'. It is proved that it is enough if the house has a Pooja room. This room will be able to cover the whole area of the house and harmonise the energy.Whereas in a big house the area is too much for just a small Pooja room to harmonise the energy. In such cases the 'VAASTHU SASHTRA' should be followed. b. Pictures of Gods or Goddesses, if kept in the entrance of the house, is proved to ward off all negative energy. c. In a person's life of 60yrs, he spends nearly 20 years in bed. So the bedroom should be kept clean and bathroom must be kept closed always. This is because; we eliminate all our wastes in the bathroom. The wastes are full of negative energy. When the door is kept open, this negative energy passes out into the bedroom and affects the occupants. d. Keeping a flower vase with plastic or artificial flowers in the corner of a room is equal to the garbage bin.It is proved that these flowers absorb all negative energies in the room caused due to arguments or ill thoughts.So, the flower vase with plastic flowers should not be kept in the centre of a room or on the dining table. This is a harmoniser of energies. Garbage bins are never kept in the centre of a room. e. Chanting prayers in a group is very good for the house. It activates the positive energy and spreads to all parts of the house. If this is not possible, keeping tapes of devotional songs, melodious music and prayers ill also give the same effect.


http://www.indiadivine.org/audarya/vedic-astrology-jyotisha/312422-hinduism.html

positive energy

Positive energy


Dear friends,
I receivedthis forward and hope you enjoy it. If already posted enjoy once more.
Regards,
Meenu
POSITIVE ENERGY!!!!
Recently a programme was held, where these findings were explained by
Dr.Gopalakrishnan (Indian Council of Science research), Dr. Sasikumar
of ISRO Hyderabad and Anujan Bhattathiripad.
The Instrument to measure the positive energy was first found by the
Russians.
The maps of the underground water lines were lost. They invented a
device, two 'L'Shaped rods, which would deviate from each other if
pointed towards an object that has positive energy.As flowing water
has positive energy, it was easy for the Russians to find the water
lines.
So the government approved this as an authentic proof for measuring
positive energy.
1.The effect of going to the Temple.
In the temple, the Sanctum sanctorum is completely enclosed on three sides.
The effect of all energies is very high in here. The lamp that is lit
radiates the heat and light energy.
The ringing of the bells and the chanting of prayers gives the sound energy.
The fragrance from the flowers, the burning of camphor and incense
sticks give out the chemical energy.
The effect of all these energies is activated by the positive energy
that comes out of the idol.
The water that is used for the Pooja is called "holy water or
Theertham" because it receives the positiveness of all these energies.
When people go to the temple for the Deepaaraadhana,and the doors open
up, the positive energy gushes out onto the people who are there.The
water that is sprinkled onto the people passes on the energy to all.
That is the reason why, men are not allowed to wear shirts to the
temple and ladies have to wear more ornaments because it is
through these jewels (metal) that positive energy is absorbed in
ladies. It is proved that Theertham is a very good blood purifier, as
it is highly energised. Hence it is given as prasadam to the devotees.
2. Worship of Tulasi and Peepal Tree [aalamaram}
Tulasi should be worshipped by prostrating before it. As it is not
tall the oxygen passed out from the plant, along with its positive
energy,can be obtained only at the lower level.
Whereas the Peepal tree should be worshipped by going around it, to
get the full effect of the oxygen and the positive energy. The oxygen
layer is very close to the leaves of the tree and as these leaves
shake at the slightest breeze, it passes the energy more effectively.
While going round the tree, our negative energy
passes out of us through our right side and is absorbed by the tree
and transformed into positive energy. This is passed on to us when we
go round the tree.
3. Measuring the energy. [This is measured with a pair of 'l' shaped
rods held horizontally facing the object to be tested]
a. All flowers that are used in the temple for Pooja are proved to
have positive energy.
b. Gingerly oil [Nallenna] is proved to have more positive energy than
other medium. Hence, best for lighting the lamp.
c. The fresh sandalwood paste given from the temple has more positive
energy than the one, which is kept for a day or two.
d. The use of the traditional wick lamps is very effective in passing
out the energy, as there is a regular movement for the flame. The
energy is passed out through the waves of movement. So the lighting of
electric lamp does not serve the purpose of passing the energy.
4. Aura and its Measurement.
There are various rings around us that form the aura of our body. The
first is our 'SAREERA' OR THE BODY itself.
The next is 'AATHMA' or the SOUL. The third is 'MANAS' or the MIND.
The fourth is ' VIGNYANA' or KNOWLEDGE.
And the last is ANANDAM or HAPPINESS. This aura can be measured
scientifically by the rods.
A person's aura was measured and was found to be of one-foot radius.
The same person was asked to chant prayers for a few minutes. Then,
again,
his aura was measured. The radius of the aura had increased by another
foot and showed two feet.
This proves the positive effect of prayers.
5. Aspects regarding sleep.
Normally children are found rolling a lot in their sleep.
It is proved that they do so because their bodies can detect the
positive energy even in sleep.
When they roll they move to the place where there is positive Energy.
If their cot is moved permanently to this place, they stop rolling.
This is applicable to older people also.
We are asked to sit and chant prayers before we go to bed and also
chant them before getting up.
It has been proved that 23% of the heart attacks occur when people lie down.
This is because; a person who has been vertical the whole day suddenly
lies down causing an irregularity in the heartbeats.
So, to stabilise this, it is proved that sitting on the bed and
chanting prayers for two minutes will be effective.
And it has the same effect when done before getting up also.
It is proved that chanting 'Narayana naamam' 108 times comes to
exactly two minutes.
6. Why is it considered a bad omen when a cat crosses our path when we go
out?
Cat is an animal, which has only negative energy. When a cat crosses,
it leaves behind, the negative energy in its path.
So, when we cross this path, we are affected by the negative energy
and will not succeed in our venture.
7. Any object's energy could be measured.
One such object is the cell phone. This is a thing with negative energy.
This can be made positive. A picture of a God was placed on the cell
phone, in such a way that the picture was facing the phone. The
energy was still
negative. Then the picture was turned and kept so that it faced the user.
The energy immediately became positive. A small sticker of any God is
sufficient to make it positive.
8. Aspects regarding energy in houses.
a. In the present living conditions, people mostly live in small
houses or in flats. In such situations it is difficult to follow the
'VAASTHU SASHTRA'. It is proved that it is enough if the house has a
Pooja room. This room will be able to cover the whole area of the
house and harmonise the energy.Whereas in a big house the area is too
much for just a small Pooja room to harmonise the energy. In such
cases the 'VAASTHU SASHTRA' should be followed.
b. Pictures of Gods or Goddesses, if kept in the entrance of the
house, is proved to ward off all negative energy.
c. In a person's life of 60yrs, he spends nearly 20 years in bed. So
the bedroom should be kept clean and bathroom must be kept closed
always. This is because; we eliminate all our wastes in the bathroom.
The wastes are full of negative energy. When the door is kept open,
this negative energy passes out into the bedroom and affects the
occupants.
d. Keeping a flower vase with plastic or artificial flowers in the
corner of a room is equal to the garbage bin.It is proved that these
flowers absorb all negative energies in the room caused due to
arguments or ill thoughts.So, the flower vase with plastic flowers
should not be kept in the centre of a room or on the dining table.
This is a harmoniser of energies. Garbage bins are never kept in the
centre of a room.
e. Chanting prayers in a group is very good for the house. It
activates the positive energy and spreads to all parts of the house.
If this is not possible, keeping tapes of devotional songs, melodious
music and prayers ill also give the same effect.

Importance of Tulsi water in religious functions

Importance of Tulsi water in religious functions

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Anyone who visits any Hindu temple is served a small quantity of Tulsi (Basil) water by the
temple priest. Many a times we might have nonchalantly gulped this offering down.Little did we know that this supposed holy water has certain proven medicinal properties which are very good for human beings!

Among Hindus, Tulsi (Basil) is treated with a lot of respect and is grown in the home itself. When added to water, the Tulsi leaves add certain medicinal properties to it.

Dr. Lee Lorenzen - an American scientist has been researching on "clustered water" for over fifteen years now. Clustered Water™ has been found to be a specific form of water instrumental in key cellular functions. Research has shown that the lack of this specific form of water is responsible for cellular aging and cellular problems. When we are young, our bodies are full of clustered water. As we grow older, our clustered water becomes physically bound to other molecular structures and becomes unable to move freely through the cell walls. Our body contains approximately 50 trillion cells. The water that sustains them is called clustered water. Unlike tap water, rain or mineral water, Clustered Water™ has a particular characteristic which allows it to pass freely through cell walls, delivering oxygen, nutrients, protein chains, enzymes and it removes the toxic buildup that accumulates in the cell. The efficiency and speed of Clustered Water™ is due to the design and shape of the water molecules and the design and shape of the cell itself. Small water clusters fit into and through the hexagonal channels in the cell membrane and inside the cell.

On the other hand, Dr. T.P. Sasikumar, an Indian Scientists has conducted research on this very subject wherein he collected the Tulsi water used to bathe the idol of the diety and conducted experiments using the same. He found that this water has all the properties as that of a clustered water.The health benefits imparted by this water is the same as that of clustered water. These benefits are as follows :

* Energizes the body

* Hydrates cells and organs

* Helps remove waste and toxins from cells

* Helps boost nutrition absorption

One need not always go to the temple to consume Tulsi/holy water. One can prepare it at home by soaking Tulsi ( Basil) leaves in drinking water and consuming it after a short while.

Our sages knew the advantages of Tulsi water and hence introduced the custom of drinking Tulsi water.

Excerpts taken from following links :

http://www.deccanchronicle.com/op-ed/what%E2%80%99s-so-great-about-tulsi-896

http://www.enchantedmind.com/html/nutrition/clustered_water.html

http://traditionsandbeliefs.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=56:importance-of-tulsi-water-in-religious-functions&catid=36:march&Itemid=71

Importance of Tulsi water in religious functions

Importance of Tulsi water in religious functions

administrator

Share
Anyone who visits any Hindu temple is served a small quantity of Tulsi (Basil) water by the
temple priest. Many a times we might have nonchalantly gulped this offering down.Little did we know that this supposed holy water has certain proven medicinal properties which are very good for human beings!

Among Hindus, Tulsi (Basil) is treated with a lot of respect and is grown in the home itself. When added to water, the Tulsi leaves add certain medicinal properties to it.

Dr. Lee Lorenzen - an American scientist has been researching on "clustered water" for over fifteen years now. Clustered Water™ has been found to be a specific form of water instrumental in key cellular functions. Research has shown that the lack of this specific form of water is responsible for cellular aging and cellular problems. When we are young, our bodies are full of clustered water. As we grow older, our clustered water becomes physically bound to other molecular structures and becomes unable to move freely through the cell walls. Our body contains approximately 50 trillion cells. The water that sustains them is called clustered water. Unlike tap water, rain or mineral water, Clustered Water™ has a particular characteristic which allows it to pass freely through cell walls, delivering oxygen, nutrients, protein chains, enzymes and it removes the toxic buildup that accumulates in the cell. The efficiency and speed of Clustered Water™ is due to the design and shape of the water molecules and the design and shape of the cell itself. Small water clusters fit into and through the hexagonal channels in the cell membrane and inside the cell.

On the other hand, Dr. T.P. Sasikumar, an Indian Scientists has conducted research on this very subject wherein he collected the Tulsi water used to bathe the idol of the diety and conducted experiments using the same. He found that this water has all the properties as that of a clustered water.The health benefits imparted by this water is the same as that of clustered water. These benefits are as follows :

* Energizes the body

* Hydrates cells and organs

* Helps remove waste and toxins from cells

* Helps boost nutrition absorption

One need not always go to the temple to consume Tulsi/holy water. One can prepare it at home by soaking Tulsi ( Basil) leaves in drinking water and consuming it after a short while.

Our sages knew the advantages of Tulsi water and hence introduced the custom of drinking Tulsi water.

Excerpts taken from following links :

http://www.deccanchronicle.com/op-ed/what%E2%80%99s-so-great-about-tulsi-896

http://www.enchantedmind.com/html/nutrition/clustered_water.html

MOTIVATION tips

1. Do hard work and enjoy learning

2. Don’t compare with others, do what best can be done by self

3. How to create long term goals to derive happiness and enjoy todays trouble

4. Start from a clean slate , forget past bad experiences

5. Learn to ask questions and keep learning

6. Don’t miss opportunities keep trying to be smarter

Thursday, August 4, 2011

The spirit of Ramzan

The spirit of Ramzan



Because the Islamic calendar is a lunar one, Ramzan travels backward along the solar calendar, and this means that for the next 10 years it will fall during the summer months in the Northern Hemisphere. That will mean very hot and very long days, and distressingly short nights. I remember Ramzan being in June when I was about 12 years old, and it was hard then. I have since become much older, and thus, fasting during the summer has become much more difficult for me. Last year, when only a part of Ramzan was in August, I had a tough time. This year, all of August is Ramzan, and therefore — although I hate to say it — I am scared.

Of course, if fasting poses bodily harm to a person, he or she should not fast. It shames me to admit that I am so scared to fast, because the month of Ramzan is chock full of divine blessings and rewards. The sins of the fasting person are completely erased, and Prophetic tradition holds that there are tremendous benefits for those who fast. In addition, the act of forgoing food and drink during the daylight hours allows one to reflect upon the lives of the poor and hungry, who — out of sheer poverty — may quite often have to forgo food and drink. My hunger and thirst should motivate me to help relieve their suffering through charitable giving and work.Moreover, there is a tremendous spiritual cleansing that comes with the fast of Ramzan. More than just depriving myself of food and drink, if only for a few (or rather this year, several) hours, I must not engage in bad behaviour. Ideally, I should finish the month a better person than when I started it. Thus, I really should be happy.

But I am not. It is going to be hot. The only saving grace is that the days are getting shorter. Normally, this makes me sad. During Ramzan, however, it brings me no small amount of joy. Yet that is the point of the fast, if one is able to do it. It is a physical and spiritual challenge, and God knows it is difficult. That is why in Muslim tradition He says: “Fasting is for Me, and I give the reward for it.” Struggling a little to fast for the sake of God is the essence of jihad, not violence and murder, as some radical Muslims believe.

* Hesham A. Hassaballa is a Chicago-based doctor and writer. His latest book is Noble Brother: The Story of the Last Prophet in Poetry





http://www.paktribune.com/news/index.shtml?242379


Spirit of Ramzan

Thursday August 04, 2011 (1159 PST)


The holy month of Ramzan has started and generally food is considered the only way to enjoy this month. People should know that lavish iftar menus only add to their health problems. Fried edibles and soda drinks are harmful for health but their consumption doubles in the holy month. It is also against the spirit of the fasting, which gives us a lesson of patience, tolerance and simplicity. People come to the mosques to offer taraveeh after stuffing themselves at iftar and it is frequently observed that most of them keep burping and breaking wind throughout the taraveeh prayers.

This causes immense inconvenience to the people around. Islam teaches us through many lessons how to behave decently in a society. Although we recite Quran and offer prayers more regularly, we do not like to bring change in our behaviours. Any indication towards that is taken as bad criticism. People who keep their iftar menu simple for money-saving purposes or trying to be health conscious become a laughingstock for the majority whose sole idea of celebrating Ramzan revolves around food and more food.

SADIA IMRAN

Lahore


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A Mayor's combative drive

A Mayor's combative drive

MIRIAM ELDER
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Vilnius Mayor Arturas Zuokas driving an armoured vehicle over a Mercedes S-class on Wednesday.
AFPVilnius Mayor Arturas Zuokas driving an armoured vehicle over a Mercedes S-class on Wednesday.

Stern warning on illegal parking in Lithuania

Drivers who park in cycle lanes would normally worry about receiving a fine or perhaps having their vehicle towed. They probably do not expect to have their car crushed beneath the wheels of an armoured personnel carrier which has the local mayor at the controls.

But car owners in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, may be choosing their parking spaces a little more carefully after the city's Mayor, Arturas Zuokas, drove over — and wrecked — a Mercedes in a stunt to serve as a warning to anyone who thinks about parking illegally.

In a video released by the city government, Mr. Zuokas is seen beaming triumphantly as he rides roughshod over the car.

“In the past few days, expensive cars have been illegally parked in almost this exact place — a Rolls Royce and a Ferrari,” says the Mayor's narration to the video.

“What should the city do about drivers who think that they are above the law? It seems that a tank is the best solution.” The get-tough approach earned praise for Mr. Zuokas, who has been better known for his involvement in a bribery scandal while serving two terms as Mayor until 2007. Vilnius voters re-elected him in April.

The Mayor cleans up the mess of crushed glass at the end of the video, before riding away on a bike. — © Guardian Newspapers Limited, 2011