THREE KNOTS IN MARRIAGE AND YOGA (Post No.6364)

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Date: 9 May 2019
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DONT LEND THREE THINGS! THEY WILL NEVER COME BACK!!(post no.6350)

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Date: 6 May 2019


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பரத = பா+ரா+தா & ந்ருத்யம், ந்ருத்தம் வேறுபாடு (Post No.6349)

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ANCIENT INDIAN COINAGE IN MANU SMRITI (Post No.6343)

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Date: 4 May 2019


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8TH CHAPTER CONTINUED – VERSES 200- 300

8-201. He who obtains a chattel in the market before a number of witnesses, acquires that chattel with a clear legal title by purchase.

202. If the original seller be not producible, the buyer being exculpated by a public sale, must be dismissed by the king without punishment, but the former owner who lost the chattel shall receive it back from the buyer.

ADULTERATION

203. One commodity mixed with another must not be sold as pure, nor a bad one as good, nor less than the proper quantity or weight, nor anything that is not at hand or that is concealed.

MARRIAGE

204. If, after one damsel has been shown, another be given to the bridegroom, he may marry them both for the same price; that Manu ordained.

205. He who gives a damsel in marriage, having first openly declared her blemishes, whether she be insane, or afflicted with leprosy, or have lost her virginity, is not liable to punishment.

HALF WORK- HALF FEE

206. If an officiating priest, chosen to perform a sacrifice, abandons his work, a share only of the fee in proportion to the work done shall be given to him by those who work with him.

207. But he who abandons his work after the sacrificial fees have been given, shall obtain his full share and cause to be performed what remains by another priest.

208. But if (specific) fees are ordained for the several parts of a rite, shall he (who performs the part) receive them, or shall they all share them?

HORSE, CHARIOT, CART

209. The Adhvaryu priest shall take the chariot, and the Brahman at the kindling of the fires (Agnyadhana) a horse, the Hotri priest shall also take a horse, and the Udgatri the cart, used when the Soma is purchased.

SHARE OF 16 PRIESTS

210. The four chief priests among all the sixteen, who are entitled to one half, shall receive a moiety of the fee, the next four one half of that, the set entitled to a third share, one third, and those entitled to a fourth a quarter.

211. By the application of these principles the allotment of shares must be made among those men who here below perform their work conjointly.

212. Should money be given or promised for a pious purpose by one man to another who asks for it, the gift shall be void, if the money is afterwards not (used) in the manner stated.

SUVARNA COIN

213. But if the recipient through pride or greed tries to enforce the fulfilment of the promise, he shall be compelled by the king to pay one suvarna as an expiation for his theft.

214. Thus the lawful subtraction of a gift has been fully explained; I will next propound the law for the non-payment of wages.

WAGES AND  LABOUR RULES

215. A hired servant or workman who, without being ill, out of pride fails to perform his work according to the agreement, shall be fined eight krishnalas and no wages shall be paid to him.

216. But if he is really ill, and after recovery performs his work according to the original agreement, he shall receive his wages even after the lapse of a very long time.

217. But if he, whether sick or well, does not perform or cause to be performed (by others) his work according to his agreement, the wages for that work shall not be given to him, even if it be only slightly incomplete.

218. Thus the law for the non-payment of wages has been completely stated; I will next explain the law concerning men who break an agreement.

BREACH OF CONTRACT

219. If a man belonging to a corporation inhabiting a village or a district, after swearing to an agreement, breaks it through avarice, (the king) shall banish him from his realm,

COINAGE OF ANCIENT INDIA- NISHKA, SUVARNA, SATAMANA

220. And having imprisoned such a breaker of an agreement, he shall compel him to pay six nishkas, each of four suvarnas, and one satamana of silver.

221. A righteous king shall apply this law of fines in villages and castes (Jati) to those who break an agreement.

222. If anybody in this world, after buying or selling anything, repent of his bargain, he may return or take back that chattel within ten days.

223. But after (the lapse of) ten days he may neither give nor cause it to be given (back); both he who takes it (back) and he who gives it (back, except by consent) shall be fined by the king six hundred panas.

224. But the king himself shall impose a fine of ninety-six panas on him who gives a blemished damsel to a suitor without informing him of the blemish.

225. But that man who, out of malice, says of a maiden, ‘She is not a maiden,’ shall be fined one hundred panas, if he cannot prove her blemish.

226. The nuptial texts are applied solely to virgins, (and) nowhere among men to females who have lost their virginity, for such females are excluded from religious ceremonies.

NUPTIAL TESTS ; SEVEN STEPS

227. The nuptial texts are a certain proof (that a maiden has been made a lawful) wife; but the learned should know that they (and the marriage ceremony are complete with the seventh step of the bride around the sacred fire.

228. If anybody in this (world) repent of any completed transaction, the king shall keep him on the road of rectitude in accordance with the rules given above.

TRANSGRESSION LAWS

229. I will fully declare in accordance with the true law (the rules concerning) the disputes, arising from the transgressions of owners of cattle and of herdsmen.

230. During the day the responsibility for the safety (of the cattle rests) on the herdsman, during the night on the owner, (provided they are) in his house; (if it be) otherwise, the herdsman will be responsible (for them also during the night).

231. A hired herdsman who is paid with milk, may milk with the consent of the owner the best (cow) out of ten; such shall be his hire if no (other) wages (are paid).

232. The herdsman alone shall make good the loss of a beast strayed, destroyed by worms, killed by dogs or by falling into a pit, if he did not duly exert himself (to prevent it).

233. But for (an animal) stolen by thieves, though he raised an alarm, the herdsman shall not pay, provided he gives notice to his master at the proper place and time.

234. If cattle die, let him carry to his master their ears, skin, tails, bladders, tendons, and the yellow concrete bile, and let him point out their particular. marks.

235. But if goats or sheep are surrounded by wolves and the herdsman does not hasten (to their assistance), lie shall be responsible for any (animal) which a wolf may attack and kill.

236. But if they, kept in (proper) order, graze together in the forest, and a wolf, suddenly jumping on one of them, kills it, the herdsman shall bear in that case no responsibility.

PASTURE- ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERN

237. On all sides of a village a space, one hundred dhanus or three samya-throws (in breadth), shall be reserved (for pasture), and thrice (that space) round a town.

(A bow length is app. Six feet; throwing distance is 200 feet)

238. If the cattle do damage to unfenced crops on that (common), the king shall in that case not punish the herdsmen.

239. The owner of the field shall make there a hedge over which a camel cannot look, and stop every gap through which a dog or a boar can thrust his head.

240. If cattle do mischief in an enclosed field near a highway or near a village, the herdsman shall be fined one hundred (panas);

(but cattle), unattended by a herdsman, (the watchman in the field) shall drive away.

241. (For damage) in other fields (each head of) cattle shall (pay a fine of one (pana) and a quarter, and in all (cases the value of) the crop (destroyed) shall be made good to the owner of the field; that is the settled rule.

242. But Manu has declared that no fine shall be paid for (damage done by) a cow within ten days after her calving, by bulls and by cattle sacred to the gods, whether they are attended by a herdsman or not.

243. If (the crops are destroyed by) the husbandman’s (own) fault, the fine shall amount to ten times as much as (the king’s) share; but the fine (shall be) only half that amount if (the fault lay) with the servants and the farmer had no knowledge of it.

244. To these rules a righteous king shall keep in (all cases of) transgressions by masters, their cattle, and herdsmen.

BOUNDARY DISPUTES- TREE PLANTING

245. If a dispute has arisen between two villages concerning a boundary, the king shall settle the limits in the month of Gyaishtha, when the landmarks are most distinctly visible.

246. Let him mark the boundaries (by) trees, (e.g.) Nyagrodhas, Asvatthas, Kimsukas, cotton-trees, Salas, Palmyra palms, and trees with milky juice,

247. By clustering shrubs, bamboos of different kinds, Samis, creepers and raised mounds, reeds, thickets of Kubgaka; thus the boundary will not be forgotten.

248. Tanks, wells, cisterns, and fountains should be built where boundaries meet, as well as temples,

249. And as he will see that through men’s ignorance of the boundaries trespasses constantly occur in the world, let him cause to be made other hidden marks for boundaries,

250. Stones, bones, cow’s hair, chaff, ashes, potsherds, dry cowdung, bricks, cinders, pebbles, and sand,

251. And whatever other things of a similar kind the earth does not corrode even after a long time, those he should cause to be buried where one boundary joins (the other).

252. By these signs, by long continued possession, and by constantly flowing streams of water the king shall ascertain the boundary (of the land) of two disputing parties.

253. If there be a doubt even on inspection of the marks, the settlement of a dispute regarding boundaries shall depend on witnesses.

254. The witnesses, (giving evidence) regarding a boundary, shall be examined concerning the landmarks in the presence of the crowd of the villagers and also of the two litigants.

255. As they, being questioned, unanimously decide, even so he shall record the boundary (in writing), together with their names.

SWEAR WEARING RED DRESS

256. Let them, putting earth on their heads, wearing chaplets (of red flowers) and red dresses, being sworn each by the rewards for his meritorious deeds, settle the boundary in accordance with the truth.

257. If they determine the boundary in the manner stated, they are guiltless being veracious witnesses; but if they determine it unjustly, they shall be compelled to pay a fine of two hundred panas.

258. On failure of witnesses (from the two villages, men of) the four neighbouring villages, who are pure, shall make (as witnesses) a decision concerning the boundary in the presence of the king.

259. On failure of neighbours (who are) original inhabitants (of the country and can be) witnesses with respect to the boundary, the king may hear the evidence even of the following inhabitants of the forest.

picture by Lalgudi Veda from Anbil

SNAKE CATCHERS

260. (Viz.) hunters, fowlers, herdsmen, fishermen, root-diggers, snake-catchers, gleaners, and other foresters.

261. As they, being examined, declare the marks for the meeting of the boundaries to be, even so the king shall justly cause them to be fixed between the two villages.

262. The decision concerning the boundary-marks of fields, wells, tanks, of gardens and houses depends upon the evidence of the neighbours.

263. Should the neighbours give false evidence, when men dispute about a boundary-mark, the king shall make each of them pay the middlemost amercement as a fine.

264. He who by intimidation possesses himself of a house, a tank, a garden, or a field, shall be fined five hundred (panas); (if he trespassed) through ignorance, the fine (shall be) two hundred (panas).

265. If the boundary cannot be ascertained (by any evidence), let a righteous king with (the intention of) benefiting them (all), himself assign (his) land (to each); that is the settled rule.

266. Thus the law for deciding boundary (disputes) has been fully declared, I will next propound the (manner of) deciding cases of defamation.

DEFAMATION CASES/ VERBAL ASSAULTS

267. A Kshatriya, having defamed a Brahmana, shall be fined one hundred (panas); a Vaisya one hundred and fifty or two hundred; a Sudra shall suffer corporal punishment.

268. A Brahmana shall be fined fifty (panas) for defaming a Kshatriya; in (the case of) a Vaisya the fine shall be twenty-five (panas); in (the case of) a Sudra twelve.

269. For offences of twice-born men against those of equal caste (varna, the fine shall be) also twelve (panas); for speeches which ought not to be uttered, that (and every fine shall be) double.

270. A once-born man (a Sudra), who insults a twice-born man with gross invective, shall have his tongue cut out; for he is of low origin.

271. If he mentions the names and castes (Jati) of the (twice-born) with contumely, an iron nail, ten fingers long, shall be thrust red-hot into his mouth.

272. If he arrogantly teaches Brahmanas their duty, the king shall cause hot oil to be poured into his mouth and into his ears.

273. He who through arrogance makes false statements regarding the learning (of a caste-fellow), his country, his caste (Jati), or the rites by which his body was sanctified, shall be compelled to pay a fine of two hundred (panas).

274. He who even in accordance with the true facts (contemptuously) calls another man one-eyed, lame, or the like (names), shall be fined at least one karshapana.

100 PANAS FINE

275. He who defames his mother, his father, his wife, his brother, his son, or his teacher, and he who gives not the way to his preceptor, shall be compelled to pay one hundred (panas).

276. (For mutual abuse) by a Brahmana and a Kshatriya a fine must be imposed by a discerning (king), on the Brahmana the lowest amercement, but on the Kshatriya the middlemost.

277. A Vaisya and a Sudra must be punished exactly in the same manner according to their respective castes, but the tongue (of the Sudra) shall not be cut out; that is the decision.

278. Thus the rules for punishments (applicable to cases) of defamation have been truly declared; I will next propound the decision (of cases) of assault.

279. With whatever limb a man of a low caste does hurt to (a man of the three) highest (castes), even that limb shall be cut off; that is the teaching of Manu.

280. He who raises his hand or a stick, shall have his hand cut off; he who in anger kicks with his foot, shall have his foot cut off.

281. A low-caste man who tries to place himself on the same seat with a man of a high caste, shall be branded on his hip and be banished, or (the king) shall cause his buttock to be gashed.

282. If out of arrogance he spits (on a superior), the king shall cause both his lips to be cut off; if he urines (on him), the penis; if he breaks wind (against him), the anus.

283. If he lays hold of the hair (of a superior), let the (king) unhesitatingly cut off his hands, likewise (if he takes him) by the feet, the beard, the neck, or the scrotum.

284. He who breaks the skin (of an equal) or fetches blood (from him) shall be fined one hundred (panas), he who cuts a muscle six nishkas, he who breaks a bone shall be banished.

285. According to the usefulness of the several (kinds of) trees a fine must be inflicted for injuring them; that is the settled rule.

286. If a blow is struck against men or animals in order to (give them) pain, (the judge) shall inflict a fine in proportion to the amount of pain (caused).

287. If a limb is injured, a wound (is caused), or blood (flows, the assailant) shall be made to pay (to the sufferer) the expenses of the cure, or the whole (both the usual amercement and the expenses of the cure as a) fine (to the king).

DAMAGING GOODS

288. He who damages the goods of another, be it intentionally or unintentionally, shall give satisfaction to the (owner) and pay to the king a fine equal to the (damage).

289. In the case of (damage done to) leather, or to utensils of leather, of wood, or of clay, the fine (shall be) five times their value; likewise in the case of (damage to) flowers, roots, and fruit.

290. They declare with respect to a carriage, its driver and its owner, (that there are) ten cases in which no punishment (for damage done) can be inflicted; in other cases a fine is prescribed.

291. When the nose-string is snapped, when the yoke is broken, when the carriage turns sideways or back, when the axle or a wheel is broken,

292. When the leather-thongs, the rope around the neck or the bridle are broken, and when (the driver) has loudly called out, ‘Make way,’ Manu has declared (that in all these cases) no punishment (shall be inflicted).

293. But if the cart turns off (the road) through the driver’s want of skill, the owner shall be fined, if damage (is done), two hundred (panas).

294. If the driver is skilful (but negligent), he alone shall be fined; if the driver is unskilful, the occupants of the carriage (also) shall be each fined one hundred (panas).

295. But if he is stopped on his way by cattle or by (another) carriage, and he causes the death of any living being, a fine shall without doubt be imposed.

296. If a man is killed, his guilt will be at once the same as (that of) a thief; for large animals such as cows, elephants, camels or horses, half of that.

297. For injuring small cattle the fine (shall be) two hundred (panas); the fine for beautiful wild quadrupeds and birds shall amount to fifty (panas).

298. For donkeys, sheep, and goats the fine shall be five mashas; but the punishment for killing a dog or a pig shall be one masha.

299. A wife, a son, a slave, a pupil, and a (younger) brother of the full blood, who have committed faults, may be beaten with a rope or a split bamboo,

300. But on the back part of the body (only), never on a noble part; he who strikes them otherwise will incur the same guilt as a thief.

TO BE CONTINUED…………….

BHA + RA + TA = BHAAVA, RAAGA TAALA (Post No.6340)



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SAMADHI OF A GREAT SAINT IN NERUR (Post No.6328)

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Date: 30 April 2019


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We were lucky to go to Nerur Sadhasiva Brahmendral’s Jeeva Samadhi, which is 13 kilometres from Karur on 27th March 2019. We went there around 11 am, right at the Puja time. Even the priest who did the Puja told us many people come at wrong time and see the Samadhi though the protective fence around the enclosure. He told us whoever come at Puja time are the lucky ones. About the great saint , I have written in 2013 and 2014; Please see the links below.

Sringeri Acharya and Kanchi Pramacharya have visited this place .  Kanchi Paramacharya came to Nerur in 1923 after doing the Thadanga Prathista in Jambukeswara (Thiru Anaikka) Akilandeswari Temple on 29-4-1923.

He stayed in Nerur for a week . Sadhasiva’s guru was the 57th Kanchi Shankaracharya Sri Parama Sivendra Saraswathy. Kanchi Paramacharya spent several hours every day doing meditation inside the temple. Next to the Samadhi is Shiva temple. Paramacharya arranged Puja at both the places.

Miracles of Sadhasiva Brahmendra

1.He surprised a Muslim who cut off his hand by just attaching it to his arm and walked away as if nothing happened.

2.He appeared in several places at the same time.

3.He took some children to Madurai to see the festival by Teletransportation.

4.He predicted his last day to his disciples. He told them that a Brahmin will bring a Shiva linga the next day from Varanasi and he will enter Samadhi on that day and then they can grow a Bilva tree over it and install the linga nearby and erect a Shiva temple  over it. It all happened 250 years ago.

Sadhasiva’s brief and beautiful Sanskrit compositions are sung in music concerts and Bhajans. All his compositions have his signature Mudra/seal ‘Paramahamsa’.

Since we sing the Bhajans in our monthly congregations in London, I have been planning a visit for very long. After reading the book Jagadguru Divya Charitam (Year 1957) by Ramachandrapuram S Sambaasiva Murthy I wished that I should have the darshan. It is about Kanchi Paramacharya’s life. During his Vijaya Yatra he visited Neur.

More in my previous posts. See the pictures taken by me:–

Sweet Pongal Prasadam was given to everyone who attended the Puja.
Books, CDs, Pictures etc are sold in the Adhistanam.

Sadhasiva Brahmendra | Tamil and Vedas



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Jagadguru Sringeri Sri Shankaracharaya doing abishek at the samadhi of great saint Sadashiva BrahmendraSadasiva Brahmendra – A Siddha who did …

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28 May 2013 – “More than one hundred and fifty years ago there lived a very famous Yogi-Jnani by name Sadasiva Brahmendra Saraswati in Nerur, near …

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KALLANAI DAM – MARVEL OF TAMIL ENGINEERING! (Posst No.6323)


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Date: 29 April 2019


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Why Do British Judges Follow a Tamil King? | Tamil and Vedas



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13 Nov 2011 – British judges and several others who preside over the courts of justice … King Karikalan removed his white hair wig (Narai Mudi in Tamil) and …

Did Agastya drink ocean? | Tamil and Vedas



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25 Mar 2014 – Another story told about Agastya is that he travelled to south at the behest of Lord Siva. It is true that either Siva or a Saivaite saint requested …

Karikal Choza and Eagle shaped Fire Altar | Tamil and Vedas



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14 Jan 2012 – Karikal Choza and Eagle shaped Fire Altar. –S Swaminathan. Fire altar, Kerala, April 2004. Ancient Tamil kings followed Vedic customs in their …

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2 Feb 2013 – The oldest reference to a population explosionissue is in Hindu scriptures! … The pre independent trend in India was to see the ‘ghost of …

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10 Sep 2014 – b)Famous Tamil king Karikalan was made a king by an elephant. … d)Tamil Choza king ordered beheading of a child, but a bold poet stopped it

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HINDU ALMANAC/ PANCHANG IS AN ENCYCLOPEDIA! (Post No.6321)

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I  (London swaminathan) spoke at the South Indian Society event in London yesterday about the significance of ‘Panchang Reading on New Year’s day’. Tamil New Year Day fell on 14th April this year and the SIS celebrated it yesterday. Following is the rough translation of my Tamil speech: –

“It is good that the SIS is following the good old tradition of Reading the New Year Panchangam/almanac.

What is Panhangam ?

It has got five parts in it and so it is called Panchang: Day, Thithi, Nakshatra/star, Yoga and Karana. We do use Day (Sunday to Saturday) Thithi (Prathamai to Purnima or Amavasya) Nakshatra (27 Stars from Asvini to Revathi) in our day to day rituals; but Yoga and Karana are mostly used by astrologers.

Why is this year called Vikaari?

Vikaari is one among the Sixty years. Vikari means changed, Transformed. We use Vikaaram for faces that are not clean in our day today conversation.

Panchang has A to Z

Hindu almanac, i.e. Panchangam deals with many subjects from Astronomy to Zoology. Hindus read the new Panchangam on the New year day in a public place and the priest or astrologer used to explain the forecasts for the new year for 2 or 3 hours. Since I am given only seven minutes, I will do it in Express Speed in Bullet Points.

The eclipses are predicted correctly on par with the astronomical observatories. This shows that we are far advanced in science. The sixty year cycle found in Panchang is based on the movement of Jupiter. It takes 12 years to make one orbit around the Sun. Five such rounds make 60 years and the human life span is 60+60=120 years. We have great saints who have lived for 120 years or more.

Democracy in Panchang

We see Saturn as the King this year. Last year we had a different planet as king. We see democracy even in this. There is no family rule here! The nine planets take different roles every year. Democracy is found even in the oldest book Rik Veda where we see Sabha and Samiti.

Z for Zoology

I said A to Z is in Panchang. We have the Lizard predictions in our almanac. For every click noise of house lizard we have one prediction. The surprising thing about Lizard Click noises is that it is even in 2000 year old Sangam Tamil book Akanaanuru. More surprising is that a wild boar in the forest followed the lizard astrology. When it was about to leave its cave it heard the clicks of a lizard. Then it went back into its den knowing that the hunter is waiting with a trap. This 2000 year old Tamil belief is documented until today in the almanac.

The almanac has also predictions about Five Birds. The very word we use for Omens, ‘Sakunam’ means Bird. We have been watching the bird movements and predicted forecasts on the basis of it. We have been keen observers of nature. This is part of Zoology.

History in Panchang

The panchang that all of you holding now in your hand say in the very first page this is Kali Yuga 5120. (SIS distribute free printed Panchang every year to its members).The Kaliyuga began after the end of Mahabharta war. So we have  some history information here. This shows how ancient our civilization has been.

Every page of Hindu almanac has got lot of information. We can write a Ph.D thesis on every page.

Geography and Concept of Time

Foreigners wrote and criticized that Hindus have no sense of time or no sense of history. It is wrong. On the contrary we have the utmost sense of Time and History.  In every Puja (ritual) we do Sankalpa saying that in which Manvantara, Yuga, Ayana, Month we do it. We have a larger Time cycle than westerners. Ours is very big compared to their CE or BCE.  Not only that. We do say whether we do such a Puja in the Northern part of Meru or the southern part and in which continent etc. This sort of historical and geographical sense are not found in any other culture in the world. And  we follow it with the help of this Panchangam until today.

What is the Prediction for You?

I know that all of you are eagerly waiting to hear the predictions for you. It is on page seven of the book you are holding. This gives predictions for 27 stars. But I am going to tell you very briefly about zodiacal predictions.

This year the lucky zodiacal signs are

(warning: Hindu astrology is different from western astrology. So don’t go by your English birth date and the zodiacal sign on the basis of it. Following is based on your horoscope)

Mithunam, Kanya, Makara and Kumbah (Gemini, Virgo, Capricorn and Aquarius) are LUCKY ones

Simha, Dhanus and Meena are UNLUCKY ones (Leo, Sagittarius and Pisces)

For other five signs No gain -No Loss.

Having said that I wanted to add that these are relative terms. When you compare your status last year it may be better or worse this year. But that is not the end of it. In your own house hold you may have some lucky and unlucky ones. If you join with the lucky ones, you may be compensated. It is like the Tamil proverb ‘That even the string gets the fragrance of flowers in a garland’. .

The second thing is that for every effort you will be rewarded. Tamil Veda Tirukkural says that ‘even if God is not on your side, your efforts will be rewarded. Hindu gods obey this universal law and that is how even the demons Ravana and Pasmasura got their boons by their severe penance.

So all your prayers will be answered.

Let me conclude with an anecdote and a joke;

When I was working for Dinamani News paper in Madurai for sixteen years I used to cycle 4+4 miles every day. Whenever I felt tired I used to enter my friends’ shop and spend some time gossiping. He had a small jewellery shop on my way to office. One day I saw him in a sorrowful mood. When I asked him the reason for it, he told me that the business was not as good as the previous year. When I asked him probing questions he told me that he made Rs 50,000  profit the previous year and this year he made only Rs.49,500 .

I was surprised and told him , so what? You made a good profit. Why are you feeling depressed?

He told me

He expected a profit of Rs 100 000 this year and so this is a loss!!

I wanted to laugh, but decided not to offend my friend. So the Panchang prediction of loss and gain for your Rasi (zodiacal sign) may be similar to that. So nothing to worry about negative predictions. More our great saints sing that the nine planets can never harm any worshipper. Have faith in it.

Last but not the least, on 14th of this month  I read Panchang in one of the houses and spoke . At the end of the speech one my friends asked jokingly, What does the Panchang say about BREXIT? ( a big topic and issue in Britain that has been going for a year)

(14-4-19 Tamil speech is already posted here in Tamil)

I told him

‘The God is equally confused like Therese May (British PM) . So he dared not  say anything. Not only that God is not sure about future BREXIT predictions as well He didn’t even have a clue whether it would happen at any future year or Not at all!

Let me conclude my speech with a positive note

Swasthi Prajaabya Paripaalayantaam

Nyaayena maargena Mahim mahisaaha

Go Braahmanebhya Subhamastu Nityam

Lokaas samasthaa Sukhino Bhavantu!

(Let there be a rule of justice; let all the people and animals be happy and healthy for ever; let the whole world enjoy prosperity and happiness).

Thank you.”

–subham–

MAY 2019 GOOD THOUGHTS CALENDAR (Post No.6318)

WRITTEN  by London swaminathan

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Date: 28 April 2019


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31 QUOTATIONS ON KNOWLEDGE AND WISDOM

Auspicious Days – May 2, 8,10,16,17,23,29
Festival Days- 1 May Day, 7 Akshaya Trutyai, 18 Vaikasi Visakam, May 23- Indian Election Results

New moon- 4, Full moon-18 , Ekadasi fasting days 15, 30


May 1 Wednesday

He who sees all beings as oneself is the truly learned –

–Chanakya Niti 6-2


May 2 Thursday

Wisdom is the weapon which defends against destruction; it is the inner fortress that baffles the enemy’s entry- Tirukkural 421 (Tamil Veda)


May 3 Friday 

Self – knowledge is the ultimate knowledge

–Sanskrit saying


May 4 Saturday 

Not to let the mind roam where it will, to withdraw it from evil and direct it to that which is good- that is wisdom –Tirukkural 422 (Tamil Veda)


May 5 Sunday 

Knowledge is shrouded in ignorance and all beings deluded thereby

–Bhagavad Gita 5-15


May 6 Monday 

To discern the truth in everything, from whomsoever it may be heard, is wisdom -Tirukkural 423 (Tamil Veda)

May 7 Tuesday 
The blind man is better than the ignorant

–Kahavatratnakar


May 8 Wednesday

The wise express even profound thoughts in simple terms,

But would grasp the subtlities of all what others say –Tirukkural 424 (Tamil Veda)


May 9 Thursday

Nothing is gained by the holy gab when the truth remains unknown. –Kahavatratnakar

May 10 Friday

The wise are universal friends, equal minded without too much blooming or glooming – Tirukkural 425 (Tamil Veda)

May 11 Saturday

How can a hunter ever know the value of a priceless pearl?

–Kahavatratnakar


May 12 Sunday

To live in conformity with the world is wisdom- Tirukkural 426 (Tamil Veda)


May 13 Monday

Does a donkey know ( can smell) the fragrance of camphor?

–Tamil proverb


May 14 Tuesday

The wise have foresight of events; the ignorant do not forsee- Tirukkural 427 (Tamil Veda)


May 15 Wednesday

If one knows oneself, all harms can be avoided

Tamil saint Tirumular in Tiru manthiram

May 16 Thursday

It is folly not to fear what should be feared; to fear that which should be feared is the way of the wise- Tirukkural 428 (Tamil Veda)

May 17 Friday

Seeing One (god in everything) is the true vision – Tamil poetess Avvaiyar


May 18 Saturday

The wise, who coming ills foresee,

From future dreaded shocks are free

– Tirukkural 429 (Tamil Veda)

May 19 Sunday

What is the use of enlightening the enlightened? –Kahavatratnakar

May 20 Monday

Wisdom is the fruit of penance

–Bharatamanjari

May 21 Tuesday

Those who possess wisdom, possees everything; those who have not wisdom, whatever else they possess, have nothing- Tirukkural 430 (Tamil Veda)



May 22 Wednesday

Knowledge alone is the greatest strength

–Subhasita ratna khanda manjusa

May 23 Thursday

Listening and learning from the wise is the treasure of treasures- Tirukkural 411 (Tamil Veda)


May 24 Friday

Buddhiman balavan- Sanskrit saying (Intellectuals are stronger than musclemen)


May 25 Saturday

Even the creator fails to please the dull- witted dunce

–Niti satakam -2,Hitopadesam 1-56


May 26 Sunday

When there is no food for the ear, a little food will be given to the stomach too- Tirukkural 412 (Tamil Veda)


May 27 Monday

No eye greater than knowledge – –Subhasita ratna khanda manjusa

May 28 Tuesday

Listen to whatever is good, however little; little as it may be, it will bring you much greatness- Tirukkural 416 (Tamil Veda)

May 29 Wednesday

Numeracy and literacy are two eyes – Kondrai venthan

May 30 Thursday

Nothing in this world is as sacred as wisdom —

Bhagavad Gita 4-38

May 31 Friday

Everyone does not know everything

–Mudraraksasa

Number Three in Sanskrit and Tamil Literature (Post No.6315)

WRITTEN  by London swaminathan
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Date: 27 April 2019


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TAMILS GAVE SO MUCH IMPORTANCE TO NUMBER THREE.

(SEE MORE TAMIL 3s IN MY TAMIL ARTICLE)

–SUBHAM—

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