Quotations on Good Conduct and Discipline (Post.9312)

MARCH 2021 ‘NEW THOUGHTS’ CALENDAR

WRITTEN BY LONDON SWAMINATHAN

Post No. 9312

Date uploaded in London – –26 FEBRUARY  2021     

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We have 31 quotations on Good Conduct and Discipline taken from Sanskrit and Tamil works

Festival Days:–March11- Maha Shivaratri 14- Karadaiyan Nonbu;; 28-Holi and Panguni Uttaram

Ekadasi Fasting Days – 9, 24; New Moon day/ Amavasyai-13; Full Moon Day/Purnima-28

Muhurta/ Auspicious Days – 3, 5, 10, 11, 15, 24, 31

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MARCH 1 MONDAY

Conduct bespeaks lineage- Chanakya Niti

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MARCH 2 TUESDAY

The five elements which constitute the body will jeer at the secret conduct of the deceitful minded man- Tirukkural 271

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MARCH 3 WEDNESDAY

A rigid routine kills freedom-

Uttara Rama Charita

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MARCH 4 THURSDAY

Those who have not learnt to conduct themselves in conformity with the world, however learned they may be, are in reality ignorant.-Tirukkural 140

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MARCH 5 FRIDAY

Conduct is the highest Dharma- Manu Smrti

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MARCH 6 SATURDAY

A man of pure character will not utter foul words even by a slip of tongue.–Tirukkural 139

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MARCH 7 SUNDAY

The basis of caste is conduct, and the basis of the conduct is scriptures.

Kahavatratnakar

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MARCH 8 MONDAY

Good conduct increase s longevity and confers fame

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MARCH 9 TUESDAY

Right conduct results in happy and virtuous life-

Tirukkural 138

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MARCH 10 WEDNESDAY

A beloved one must be escorted up to the water boundary

Sakuntalam

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MARCH 11 THURSDAY

Scholars, preceptors and Brahmins deserve salutations even when spotted at a distance.- Ramayana Manjari

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MARCH 12 FRIDAY

If a Brahmana forgets his learnings , he may reacquire it ; but if he fails in his conduct he slips down in his rank of birth–Tirukkural 134

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MARCH 13 SATURDAY

Do not what the world abhors

Sanskrit proverb

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MARCH 14 SUNDAY

No single custom appeals to one and all

Mahabharata

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MARCH 15 MONDAY

Good conduct constitutes high birth

Tirukkural 133

MARCH 16 TUESDAY

Do not shelter the one whose family and character are unknown

Panchatantra

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MARCH 17 WEDNESDAY

Wake up in the auspicious early morning hours and reflect on dharma and artha/economy- Manu Smrti 4-92

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MARCH 18 THURSDAY

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Men with envious nature cannot get riches, a man without character cannot have greatness.-Tirukkural 135

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MARCH 19 FRIDAY

Good conduct brings nobleness–Tirukkural 137

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MARCH 20 SATURDAY

No good comes to one by crossing the line of good conduct–

Vishnu Purana

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MARCH 21 SUNDAY

The foundation of all penance is the observance of right conduct–

Manu Smrti.

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MARCH 22 MONDAY

Right conduct makes one great- Tirukkural 131

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MARCH 23 TUESDAY

As the custom, so should be the conduct–

Kahavat Ratnakar

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MARCH 24 WEDNESDAY

Cruel Arrow is straight, Sweet lute is curved; therefore don’t judge by appearance . Men should be judged by their deeds–Tirukkural 279

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MARCH 25 THURSDAY

It matters not whether a man shaves his hair or allows it to grow in flowing locks, if he could refrain from what the world shuns– Tirukkural 280

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MARCH 26 FRIDAY

Dine with friends but never live together– Kahavat Ratnakar

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MARCH 27 SATURDAY

Though correct what is not in consonance with social norms should neither be done nor said– Kahavat Ratnakar

MARCH 28 SUNDAY

The noble are to be revered– Satopadesa prabandha

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MARCH 29 MONDAY

Safeguard and maintain your good conduct with assiduous care

Tirukkural 132

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MARCH 30TUESDAY

Preceptors are to be praised openly; friends and family, discreetly.

Subhaasita ratna bhandagaram

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MARCH 31 WEDNESDAY

Time honoured conventions are to be preserved

Satopadesa prabandha

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Yoga without Religion is Dangerous! (Post No.4026)

Written by London Swaminathan
Date: 26 June 2017
Time uploaded in London- 11-15 am
Post No. 4026

Pictures shown here are taken  by me in Lisbon, Portugal on 25th June 2017; They are taught Yoga by a genuine swamiji Sri Amrta Suryananda Maharaja.

International Yoga day is celebrated on 21st June around the world. Though Jagatguru Amrta Suryananda Maharaja of Lisbon, Portugal proposed this in Bengaluru and got the consent from other famous and popular Yoga Gurus of India in 2011, it is Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India who made it more popular.

 

Yoga is a multibillion dollar business today. But one unfortunate thing about Yoga is that it has been hijacked by bad elements in some parts of the world. They do business with the ‘Yoga seal’ (Mudra). Some of them are moving away from the ideals of yoga. We see Yoga Mudra in Indus seals and Egyptian statues. It originated in India. Buddha who was born as a Hindu followed the traditional Yoga taught by Patanjali and attained wisdom under the Bodhi tree. Both Mudra and Bohi (Peepul tree) are important for the Hindus. Brahmins who recited Vedas used Bodhi sticks (Peepal or Ficus religiosa) for their fire rituals every day and it is seen in Indus seals as well. Brahmins who recited Vedas followed Asana postures during their ‘thrice a day ritual called Sandhya Vandhanam’. Buddha whose first Gurus were Hindus taught him these things. So his famous posture with fingers showing different Mudras became very attractive.

 

From Hindusim it went to Buddhism and now all people have started Yoga schools around the world. They have adapted it to suit their business needs. Nowadays Tom, Dick and Harry and Mary, July and Samantha are running YOGA schools!!!

 

Big exhibitions are held in the Olympia hall in London every year, attracting lot of Yoga businesses. There are umpteen Yoga magazines published around the world. Someone in America started wrestling yoga, another one started selling Yoga beer; in short the word YOGA is misused and abused. There is no central authority to control this. Some religions banned Yoga because it is basically Hindu. Very true. It is Hindus’ property.

 

If some says Yoga has nothing to do with religion, please don’t believe it. It is based on religion. If there is no religion in Yoga and Asanas it will leads to many dangers.

 

Hindu Forum of Europe Discussion

Hindu Forum of Europe held its AGM in Lisbon on 23rd of June 2017. Mr Radj Bhondoe (of Nethrlands) who has done lot of research in this filed spoke on this topic and emphasized that we should create awareness about Yoga. He pointed out Yoga without dharma is just gymnastics. Yoga without religion is just circus.

 

There can be different types of Yoga, different schools of Yoga. There is nothing wrong in it. We can adapt it according to our own needs. It is not possible to use just mats made up of grass in Western countries; we may use Yoga mats made up of recyclable materials. But if someone says that anyone can do Yoga without the traditional controls, it is dangerous.

Yoga is taught with the Yamas and Niyamas, in short physical and mental controls. Without these controls, it will open up a Pandora’s Box –other dangers.

Yoga Murder, Yoga rape, Yoga Robbery!

In the Hindu Forum meeting, I was invited to make some comments on Radj Bhonde’s talk. I readily agreed with him. I pointed out we read several news items about saints and ascetics, Babas and Swamijis involved in Rape, murder and theft cases. I warned that the same thing would happen in this field. If there is no control over our physical and mental behaviour it will be disastrous. We may even hear about Yoga murder, Yoga Rapes, Yoga robberies and Yoga thefts. We must warn all the Hindu organisations to create awareness. We don’t need to insist the slogan ‘Yoga without Hinduism is dangerous’; but we must say ‘Yoga without Dharma is dangerous’. Physical and mental controls are essential for yoga practisioners

 

What I have not told in the Hindu Forum meeting is given below:

 

Sabarimala, the famous pilgrim centre in Kerala, India attracts 20 million pilgrims within a short span of time- just 40 days. In the olden days, only genuine devotees went to have darshan of Sri Ayyappa alias Dharma Sasta. The very word Sasta gave the English word System. It was a disciplined movement at one time. Now it has become a fashion to wear black/blue dhotis or and black shirts with a Tulsi or Rudraksha mala (garland ); after forty days of fasting their behaviours becomes obnoxious. Some even abused the uniform and robbed people or raped women according to newspaper stories. Fortunately, it was not widespread and now under good control. But Ayyappa devotees don’t command the respect they commanded at one time. Some of them are disciplined only for FORTY DAYS or a Mandala. Yoga may go that way if there is no control.

According to my statistics, there are more Non-Hindus practising “yoga” than the Hindus in the western countries. There are more “Yoga”schools run by westerners than Hindus in European countries. A non-vegetarian or a drinker of alcohol can’t be a Yoga practitioner.  Unless they have the body control and mind control, it is just physical exercise they do. Let them do it for their own health. But it is NOT Yoga. Yoga aims to give a long life in a sound body so that the body can be used to reach spiritual heights. Please spread this awareness. Never ever repeat the words “Yoga has nothing to do with religion”. It is religion; religion of Dharma; religion of self control; religion of good qualities (Satva Guna). Let others tell they teach breathing exercises or Postures for flexible body movements. Don’t abuse or misuse the words ‘Yoga’ and ‘Asana’. Hindus living in Western countries must proclaim this to the world.

 

(My sincerer thanks to Radj Bhondoe for bringing up this subject for discussion).

I will write about how genuine Yoga that is spread in Portugal by Swami Amrta Suryananda Maharaja tomorrow; I have just returned from Portugal to London)

 

Mrs Nandini K.Sigla, Indian ambassador to Portugal, is doing Yoga with swamiji’s disciples

–Subham–

 

 

A whip for a fool, and a rod for a school (Post No.2590)

siva's 12 shrines

31 Golden Sayings on DISCIPLINE in this month’s calendar

 

March, 2016 Good Thoughts Calendar

 

Compiled by london swaminathan

Date: 2 March,2016

 

Post No. 2590

 

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Festivals in March, 2016: 7- Mahasivaratri, 9- Solar Eclipse, 14- Karadaiyan Nonbu, 22-Holi, 23- Panguni Uttaram, 25- Good Friday,27- Easter Sunday, 28- Easter Monday

 

 

 

Auspicious Days: 6, 10, 11, 18, 25

 

Full Moon/Purnima- 22/23

 

New Moon/Amavasya- 8/9

 

Ekadasi Fasting Days: 5, 19

 

holi-hand

 

March 1 Tuesday

Corn is cleansed with wind, and soul with chastenings.

 

March 2 Wednesday

Reward and punishment are the walls of a city.

 

March 3 Thursday

He that corrects not small faults, will not control great ones.

 

March 4 Friday

The best horse needs breaking, and the aptest child needs teaching.

 

March 5 Saturday

It is the bridle and spur that makes a good horse.

 pasupathinath,nepal

March 6 Sunday

A boisterous horse must have a rough bridle

 

March 7 Monday

The plough goes not well if the ploughman hold it not.

 

 

March 8 Tuesday

Rule youth well, and age will rule itself

 

March 9 Wednesday

Give me a child for seven years, and you may do what you like with him afterwards.

 

March 10 Thursday

Time is the rider that breaks youth.

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March 11 Friday

A (spoilt) child may have too much of his mother’s blessing.

 

March 12 Saturday

Give a child while he craves and a dog while his tail doth wave

And you will have a fair dog, but a foul knave.

 

March 13 Sunday

A pitiful mother makes scabby (nasty) daughter.

 

March 14 Monday

Dawted (spoilt) daughters make daidling (lazy) wives.

 

March 15 Tuesday

A blate (bashful) cat makes a proud mouse.

 

 

siva girl

March 16 Wednesday

Spare the rod and spoil the child.

 

March 17 Thursday

A whip for a fool, and a rod for a school, is always in good season.

 

March 18 Friday

A woman, a dog and a walnut tree, the more you beat them the better they be – English proverb.

 

March 19 Saturday

He that is sick of a fever lurden (laziness), must be cured by hazel gelding.

 

March 20 Sunday

You may ding (beat) the devil into a wife, but you will never ding (beat) him out of her.

 

holi,ht

March 21 Monday

Happy is he that chastens himself.

 

March 22 Tuesday

He that is master of himself, will soon be master of others.

 

March 23 Wednesday

He is not fit to command others that cannot command himself.

 

March 24 Thursday

He gets a double victory, who conquers himself.

 

March 25 Friday

One eye of the master sees more than ten of the servants.

 

 

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March 26 Saturday

The master’s footsteps fatten the soil, and his foot the ground.

 

March 27 Sunday

A sleepy master makes his servant a lout.

 

 

March 28 Monday

The rod breaks no bones.

 

March 29 Tuesday

Spaniels that fawn when beaten, will never forsake their masters.

 

March 30 Wednesday

Never take the tawse (Scottish leather strap used to punish people) when a word will do the turn.

 

March 31 Thursday

He that cockers (spoils) his child provides for his enemy.

 sivaya nama

–subham-