YOGA & OUR LIFESTYLES

Dr. Sushil Rudra

We are familiar with yoga and its health benefits, but can’t be serious about it. We do everything in daily life, byt have no time to perform yoga daily. Owing to our bad lifestyle, we have been suffering from many serious ailments. Although we know that Yogasana controls our body and mind. Yoga and our lifetimes are interconnected. Without yoga, we are unable to live in a sound body and mind.

The key to be healthy in body and mind is possible through Yoga and meditation . The concentration of mind is the source of all great works. Today, I’m going to discuss Indian yoga and our lifestyles.

Sometimes we become weak either under massive pressure or for lack of confidence. We can regain this confidence through the practice of Indian Yoga and meditation. Now the question, what is Yoga?

DEFINITION OF INDIAN YOGA :

Indian Yoga is the result of ancient knowledge. Yoga means assimilation. It’s assimilation with God . It’s possible through deep meditation.

But yoga is some postures to be performed in our everyday life for wellness of our body and mind .It is an way of Indian lifestyle descending from ancient culture when the people didn’t depend on medicine for disease – free life.

However, the most prominent history of yoga system is Maharshi Patanjali’s ‘Yoga sutra’. It was written some million years ago . Swami Vivekananda preached this yoga when he was travelling in the West.

RAJA YOGA AND THE WEST : Yoga and our lifestyles

¶¶ Swami Ji taught “Raja – Yoga to his western devotees to enlighten them about the power of the mind concentration which is the valuable gems – like knowledge of India.

Among the forefathers whose contribution became the foundation of yoga system is Kapil(700B.C.) . The contribution of Kapil is called Samkhya philosophy.

According to Kapil , the answer to all human problem is in samyak jnana (proper knowledge). In the absence of samyak jnana , the unfamiliar and peculiar happenings cause dukkha (sorrow).

All troubles which affect the mind of an individual spring from three basic sources : 1. Nature ,2.Society, and 3. Self.

In other words, the particular problem which strains and causes mental imbalance in an individual is either nature – oriented, society- oriented or self – oriented which have been termed as Daivik , Bhautik and Atmik by Kapil in his Samkhya philosophy.

SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE: YOGA & OUR LIFESTYLES

So, when the individual develops and acquires proper knowledge about Purusha(self) and Prakiti (Nature), then the peculiar happenings and causations in any of the three sources do not cause dukkha.

This implies acquiring a scientific knowledge about rajas , tamas ,and sattva gunas, and all the tattvas (elements) of prakriti together with a knowledge about this composition, function and correlationship of sense organs ,action organs , mind ,intelligence and the totality of the Purusha (self).

When the individual becomes so knowledgeable, he attains the power of overcoming pain, maintains mental equilibrium and obtains pleasures, happiness and excellence in life.

SHANKHYA YOGA :

It’s said that Samkhya philosophy did not show the method and process of obtaining the goal. It needed a comprehensive system in order to help the individual adopt and achieve what had been so rightly stated by Kapil.

This system was propounded by Patanjali in his Yoga Sutra . Therefore, it is essential to understand what Patanjali had to say .

PATANJALI’S YOGA SUTRA : WHAT &WHY

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KAPIL & PATANJALI YOGA SYSTEMS : Yoga and our lifestyles

¶¶ The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali is a treatise on methodological process of obtaining the goal laid down by Kapil and add something more. Whereas Kapil emphasized acquiring of jnana which involves only the mind , Patanjali’s system of yoga, on the other hand, involves both body and mind.

In this respect, the Purusha of Patanjali has to do two things simultaneously, that is , he most acquires samyak jnana and also he must practice yoga in order to achieve excellence of both body and mind .

This why, by combining ‘jnana and practices the individual would attain not only excellent health but would also be able to maintain a harmonious relationship between the mind and the boy.

Thus, we find that Patanjali’s yoga provides a better and more thorough answer to our problem of mental health than what is provided by Kapil.

8 STEPS OF PATANJALI’S SYSTEM : INDIAN YOGA AND OUR LIFESTYLES

¶¶ Since Patanjali’s system involves knowing and doing to, his method includes all those steps which are essential for obtaining the desired goal on both levels – physical and mental.

These steps are eight in number. They are mentioned below together with their basic meanings and implications:

Yoga (control and discipline) , Niyama ( rules, methods and principles), Asanas (making body postures), Pranayama (kriyas with air ) , Pratyahara ( avoidance of undesirables in taking actions, that is , knowing the proper actions), Dharana (concentration), Dhyana (meditation), and Samadhi (contemplation).

¶¶ Since these eight steps of Patanjali were not very comprehensively discussed in his “Yoga Sutra.” Further works were necessary for covering them properly.

In order to facilitate the practitioners, these steps were later grouper under different yogas according to their nature and substance. The yogas which cover all these steps are the following:

JNANA YOGA

It covers Yama and Niyama and it is the science of acquiring proper knowledge.

HATHA YAGA

It covers Asanas and Pranayamas and is the science of physical excellence.

KARMA YAGA

It covers Pratyahra and is the science of act.

RAJA – YOGA

Covers Dharana ,Dhyana and Samadhi and is the science of concentration and meditation.

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¶¶ HATHA YOGA : DEFINITION :

We generally practice Hatha Yoga which is comprised Pranayamas, Asanas ,Bandhas and Mudra’s. But don’t try to follow other yogas .

Yama and Niyama is also very important for the yogic practitioners. Without proper knowledge of it , your journey towards perfection will not be fulfilled . Obviously, yoga is the practical part of religion.

BENEFITS OF YOGA :

Yoga control our body and mind in order to attach with God. You can say it as the medium of attachment between man and God.

So yoga means the method of joining man and God. Remember always, there are different Yogas for different minds, and if one does not suit you , another may .

CONCLUSION :

We are very busy with our regular activities. Everyone is having some personal issues which he or she has to manage . No other person can help him or her. It’s his burden . As a result, it affects their minds. Sometimes it turns beyond control .

WHY WE ARE STRETCHED ?

As a result , it is difficult to control your mind. Our lifestyle has been changed due to modern gadgets. We are either viewing Television programs or busy in network up to late night and used to getting up late at 9 O’clock in the morning.

However, we don’t take our lunch in scheduled time. Perhaps we are accustomed in junk food . Have a lot of pressures in office or working place we are becoming highly stressed.

Most of the modern generations are not happy with their job . Various kind of mental pressures gradually distract your mood and mental peace.

WHY WE SHOULD NEED YOGA :

We are going through a difficult time . Unemployment , corruption, endless needs , high aspirations – all these are causes behind it.

Moreover, we don’t engaged in physical works, nor we do yoga or Asanas or any sports. Even we do not walk regularly because of modern vehicles.

Ultimately, our bodies and mind are going to be distracted. We are being stressed deprived of peace of mind. Here is the need for Yoga, Asanas and meditation.

KEY SOURCE OF INDIAN YOGA AND OUR LIFESTYLES

Indian Yoga and meditation is the key source of energies, sound health and fitness. Meditation can improve your mental state . It’s sometimes advised by the Doctor.

So only medicine couldn’t able to give you peace. It’s yoga and meditation which can help us to get rid of all the mental and physical hurdles.

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HEALING THROUGH YOGA

Yoga Can Cure Your Depressed Mind

Dr Sushil Rudra

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Durgapur , West Bengal

INTRODUCTION :

I’m Dr. Sushil Rudra , a newly senior citizen of India serving different Higher Educational Institution in India ( mainly in W. Bengal & Rajasthan, Kota ) now getting busy in blogging and other social works. But still I don’t give up my teaching and doing my job as a guest professor in a local government college in Durgapur city. What I want to express here in this blog is my energy which I have acquired from yoga practice. Hence, I would discuss about the significance of healing through yoga.

MODERN TIMES & ITS IMPACT :

In modern times every human being is too much busy in household chores and in professional activities. Most often we become tired and worried . Our housewives to office workers, from students to school bus driver to daily passengers to home sarvent , everyone is in mental stress. No one can avoid it in this busy world . I think that our ancestors were not so busy like us . They had no busy schedule to attend in time. I am saying it because most of them were business man or cultivators or the owners of the lands . During draught or floods they had to face a lot of problems, otherwise they were happier than us . They enjoyed their lives in full swing. Moreover there was joint family and not like us in micro family system. So they had the umbrellas on their heads.

NEED OF YOGA IN STUDENT LIFE :

But we’re 3 to 4 in total. Husband and wife are engaged mostly in their profession and the children or childrens are either in school or spending their times in isolation. Maybe there governance to look after them. From their childhood they have been facing a lot of stresses . Generally today’s parents admitted their children to English medium schools . And we know it that the syllabus is overburdened . From morning 7. 30 to 2.00 pm they’re engaged there. In cities or towns there are jam at returning time. Therefore It takes much time to return home. After refreshments and lunch they are not given any time to rest for a while. It starts tuition from one teacher to another for weekly test and monthly test . We never face such kind of pressure in our learning. The cause is we have to wait for 6 months for half yearly examination and another 5 and half months for final. We have enjoyed much space and librarty during our school or higher education. But nowadays the scenario is different. Facing regular basis test boys and girls are confined to their learning and have no time to get free and they don’t get any opportunity being engaged in any other hobbies . Hobbies can make stressless anyone within a short period. Just like regular Yoga practice can add extra energy and enthusiasm to their daily activities. Specially it makes calm and tranquil to your mental state.

YOGA AND HOUSEWIVES :

Housewares or Working mothers are also facing mental health troubles due to their busy schedules. So how do you overcome this herculean tasks and at the same time stresses . First of all you should be punctual and try to finish your work in time. Do a routine of daily works and follow up it in scheduled time. But in all times it not happens . We can’t complete it as per rutine. And become stressed. In every family housewives and mostly working woman having faced long time stress turns into a mental hardles and ailment. Some are being diagnosed with the Doctor take medication, and most of them are not diagnosed and face depression . But only medication can’t relieve you from stress and anxiety. It’s Yoga practice that not only can keep you aloof from anxiety and stress , but also make your mental health to be sound and strengthful enough to face any kind of abnormal pressures.

YOGA FOR SENIORS

And lastly the seniors like me who have no other sources of income from any work. We try to be get engagement anywhere to spend time . Just as I am engaged in teaching in a college near to my home as a guest professor, but majority of seniors are not given such kind of engagement. So spend their times in isolation . Either in home before the Television or in nearest teastall along with the friends. But due to Corona pandemic lock down it has been stopped. So what I do for myself is to practice some free hand exercises and also some yogas and breathing exercises or Pranayama.

How To Start Your Day

First of all, you remember your parents and give salute to them . You can also salute any great men like Swami Vivekananda or any God you believe. Don’t think any negative thoughts after raising from sleep. Try to see your surroundings beautiful. Thenwashing and brushing your teeths and face take a glass of worm water and start some free hand exercises and then ” Suryanamaskar” . It’s acollection of 6/7 yogas must perform everyday for your overall health of body and mind . I will show you today in this blog. Before starting it , you have to put on fresh and soft dresses, not any tight germents.

Surya Namaskar Asana :

Get Ready : Stand up keeping the legs apart at about two feet distance. Let the hands hang loosely at your sides. Keep the head straight. And look directly in front and breathe normally.

STEPS: * Inhale slowly and raise both hands towards sky, in sidewise circular movement. Time it in such a way that by the time your hands come up, you also complete inhaling. When the hands are up , the palms should be turned forward and the arms should be in a parallel position.

Now hold the breath and stay in that position for about six to eight seconds. While holding your breath, it’s important that you keep the upper part of the body quite loose , and the lower part rigid and hard . Bend your head down towards the ground . Your head should be between the two arms. Hands should be loosely hanging as far down as they can easily go . If you can bend easily, put the palms on the floor or just touch the floor. It’s important that you are not straining yourself or forcing your body excessively for making the bend . Please do only as much as you can do very comfortably and with ease.

Bring both hands on the legs and inhale and come up in the standing position. While coming up let the palms pass over and touch the legs upward. Inhale slowly in such a way that by the time you have returned to the standing position and finished inhaling. Now you have completed one round of Suryanamaskar Asana.

Practice this Asana daily four times. Not more than that.

BENEFITS OF YOGA

What are the benefits ?

A) Performing this Asana has several benefits. It activates all the glands of the endocrinal system in a mild way . Because of thisinternal activation,thePancreas, adrenal, thyroid, pituitary and some other glands begin to secrete their respective hormones in a normal way . Since the main trouble with persons of diabetic disorder results from the malfunctioning of the pancreas, this Asana corrects its defects by activatingit.

B ) This Asana has also good effect on the stomach, spine , lungs and chest. Various types of disorders can be cured by practicing this Asana. As there is reverse circulation of blood during this Asana , it invigorates the facial tissues, the central nervous system and all the organs of the upper part of the body. So try to practice it regularly. Within 7 days you’ll feel the result of it. To be continued...

Writer Dr. Sushil Rudra , is a veteran yoga therapist and practicing yoga and meditation for four decades.

Yoga Mundra: The Ancient Healing process

Durgapur , West BengalINTRODUCTION :I’m Dr. Sushil Rudra , a newly senior citizen of India serving different Higher Educational Institution in India ( mainly in W. Bengal & Rajasthan, Kota ) now getting busy in blogging and other social works. But still I don’t give up my teaching and doing my job as a guest professor in a local government college in Durgapur city. What I want to express here in this blog is my energy which I have acquired from yoga practice.MODERN TIMES & ITS IMPACT :In modern times every human being is too much busy in household chores and in professional activities. Most often we become tired and worried . Our housewives to office workers, from students to school bus driver to daily passengers to home sarvent , everyone is in mental stress. No one can avoid it in this busy world . I think that our ancestors were not so busy like us . They had no busy schedule to attend in time. I am saying it because most of them were business man or cultivators or the owners of the lands . During draught or floods they had to face a lot of problems, otherwise they were happier than us . They enjoyed their lives in full swing. Moreover there was joint family and not like us in micro family system. So they had the umbrellas on their heads.NEED OF YOGA IN STUDENT LIFE :But we’re 3 to 4 in total. Husband and wife are engaged mostly in their profession and the children or childrens are either in school or spending their times in isolation. Maybe there governance to look after them. From their childhood they have been facing a lot of stresses . Generally today’s parents admitted their children to English medium schools . And we know it that the syllabus is overburdened . From morning 7. 30 to 2.00 pm they’re engaged there. In cities or towns there are jam at returning time. Therefore It takes much time to return home. After refreshments and lunch they are not given any time to rest for a while. It starts tuition from one teacher to another for weekly test and monthly test . We never face such kind of pressure in our learning. The cause is we have to wait for 6 months for half yearly examination and another 5 and half months for final. We have enjoyed much space and librarty during our school or higher education. But nowadays the scenario is different. Facing regular basis test boys and girls are confined to their learning and have no time to get free and they don’t get any opportunity being engaged in any other hobbies . Hobbies can make stressless anyone within a short period. Just like regular Yoga practice can add extra energy and enthusiasm to their daily activities. Specially it makes calm and tranquil to your mental state.YOGA AND HOUSEWIVES :Housewares or Working mothers are also facing mental health troubles due to their busy schedules. So how do you overcome this herculean tasks and at the same time stresses . First of all you should be punctual and try to finish your work in time. Do a routine of daily works and follow up it in scheduled time. But in all times it not happens . We can’t complete it as per rutine. And become stressed. In every family housewives and mostly working woman having faced long time stress turns into a mental hardles and ailment. Some are being diagnosed with the Doctor take medication, and most of them are not diagnosed and face depression . But only medication can’t relieve you from stress and anxiety. It’s Yoga practice that not only can keep you aloof from anxiety and stress , but also make your mental health to be sound and strengthful enough to face any kind of abnormal pressures.YOGA FOR SENIORSAnd lastly the seniors like me who have no other sources of income from any work. We try to be get engagement anywhere to spend time . Just as I am engaged in teaching in a college near to my home as a guest professor, but majority of seniors are not given such kind of engagement. So spend their times in isolation . Either in home before the Television or in nearest teastall along with the friends. But due to Corona pandemic lock down it has been stopped. So what I do for myself is to practice some free hand exercises and also some yogas and breathing exercises or Pranayama.

How To Start Your Day

First of all, you remember your parents and give salute to them . You can also salute any great men like Swami Vivekananda or any God you believe. Don’t think any negative thoughts after raising from sleep. Try to see your surroundings beautiful. Then washing and brushing your teeths and face take a glass of worm water and start some free hand exercises and then ” Suryanamaskar” . It’s a collection of 6/7 yogas must perform everyday for your overall health of body and mind . I will show you today in this blog. Before starting it , you have to put on fresh and soft dresses, not any tight germents.

Surya Namaskar Asana :

Get Ready : Stand up keeping the legs apart at about two feet distance. Let the hands hang loosely at your sides. Keep the head straight. And look directly in front and breathe normally.

STEPS: * Inhale slowly and raise both hands towards sky, in sidewise circular movement. Time it in such a way that by the time your hands come up, you also complete inhaling. When the hands are up , the palms should be turned forward and the arms should be in a parallel position.

Now hold the breath and stay in that position for about six to eight seconds. While holding your breath, it’s important that you keep the upper part of the body quite loose , and the lower part rigid and hard . Bend your head down towards the ground . Your head should be between the two arms. Hands should be loosely hanging as far down as they can easily go . If you can bend easily, put the palms on the floor or just touch the floor. It’s important that you are not straining yourself or forcing your body excessively for making the bend . Please do only as much as you can do very comfortably and with ease.Bring both hands on the legs and inhale and come up in the standing position. While coming up let the palms pass over and touch the legs upward. Inhale slowly in such a way that by the time you have returned to the standing position and finished inhaling. Now you have completed one round of Suryanamaskar Asana.Practice this Asana daily four times. Not more than that.BENEFITS OF YOGAWhat are the benefits ?A) Performing this Asana has several benefits. It activates all the glands of the endocrinal system in a mild way . Because of this internal activation, the Pancreas, adrenal, thyroid, pituitary and some other glands begin to secrete their respective hormones in a normal way . Since the main trouble with persons of diabetic disorder results from the malfunctioning of the pancreas, this Asana corrects its defects by activating it.B ) This Asana has also good effect on the stomach, spine , lungs and chest. Various types of disorders can be cured by practicing this Asana. As there is reverse circulation of blood during this Asana , it invigorates the facial tissues, the central nervous system and all the organs of the upper part of the body. So try to practice it regularly. Within 7 days you’ll feel the result of it. To be continued...

Writer Dr. Sushil Rudra , is a veteran yoga therapist and practicing yoga and meditation for four decades.

TOUCH CAN HEAL

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Touch can heal your body and mind. The touch of Mother’s hands is a source of energy and compassion. Mother’s touch can heal the baby from any ailments.

So, Imagine your childhood days when you were getting ill and feeling unwell and worried about your health, your mother’s company and a touch of her hands on your head had been the quick relief of your ailment.

So Touch can heal on the human body as a good Medicine. And it’s sometimes more than that.

So touching with some pressure on your body can make you relieve any kind of pain and inflammation.

Today I would like to share with you the effectiveness of touch and pressure. And you will come to know that how touch can heal your body and mind so meticulously.

STORY BEHIND TOUCH CAN HEAL METHOD :

A naturopath was passing through a forest by walking. You know that once people didn’t use any slipper or shoe . So when he was walking a long distance he felt ill and suffering in severe headache . He couldn’t able to proceed more .

There is no medicines with him. He was helpless then and was suffering. While thus walking, he stepped on a thorn and got pricked. All of a sudden his headache disappeared.

Being a health worker, he noticed that the pain in the leg caused by the thorn followed a particular path. Today we don’t know the name of this health master, but it’s sure that he discovered Meridians, the paths of energy flow in our body.

So, I think that he first discovered the healing process by touching. We, that’s why named it in the title ” Touch Can Heal”.

TOUCH CAN HEAL METHOD: POWER POINTS :

We will learn about power points along the path of these meridians to communicate with the mind and body and to create harmony and balance in both.

There are many modes of communication. One of the most popular ways to send a message to our inner consciousness is by applying pressure on these power points. It is alternative medical science, ” Acupressure”.

You may call it the “Touch Can Heal” method. Let take a tender point ( painful on applying pressure) by pressing all the different points given using your thumb.

WHEN AND HOW TO PRACTICE : TOUCH CAN HEAL METHOD

Always sit or lie in a comfortable position and take a few deep breaths before and after the treatment. If you apply pressure, it should be deep and firm while being tolerable.

Out of all the points given, work on the few that are most tenders.

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Repeatedly apply pressure for 30 seconds, and then release. Continue this for 1-3 minutes on each point.

Avoid using power points for an hour after meals and don’t press on warts, scars, moles, varicose veins, inflamed or injured areas. This is the source of facial Beauty With Touch –Heal Method:

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A Beautiful Face is the Gift Of God . Like nature a human face is the reflection of the whole body and mind.

A beautiful face can win in every place. Sometimes we judge and comprehend a man or woman by his or her face. Ugly faced human being takes time to be popular in the society.

So from time immortal, it’s the notion of the human being is to make himself or herself beautiful. Clear skin, delayed wrinkles, rosy hue in the cheeks, sparkle in the eyes, a perfect smile and a right attitude towards life give your facial beauty.

In addition, if you practice regularly yoga and touch can heal method, automatically it changes your appearance and makes you vibrant.

TOUCH CAN HEAL METHOD :

Beauty reflects from within and so it’s very important not only to carefully select your cosmetics but also your lifestyle. It takes only 12 days for your body to completely change your skin and this could be a very useful time in recreating healthy skin.

Stress, emotional disturbances, faulty eating habits, lack of hydration, poor hygiene, lack of exercise and critic of self-portraits are responsible for damaging the skin. The touch-can heal method is a very easy way to correct your skin.

Self-help Pressure points :

Try minimum 2 times practice daily in a cool environment in your home or in the park or anywhere you prefer.

Start from 1,2 ,3 to 19 points and see the miracles. This helps stimulate circulation and gives a pink hue to the skin naturally.

Besides, drink sufficient water. Because it’s the best help you can give to your skin.

Try to avoid caffeine. Moisturise your skin adequately. Protect it from sun exposure, especially from late morning until evening. Use sunscreens before such exposures. Eat foods rich in natural fibres, vitamins and minerals.

DEVOTE SOME TIME :

Devote some time to relax and meditate for at least half an hour. This reduces stress by relaxing and increasing your concentration, which results in efficient work.

So why are you delaying? Start from today . Each and everyone is beautiful. You are also. Touch can heal method can not only heal your skin, but your mind also.

If I Would Have Been The Sky

– Dr. S . Rudra

If I would have been the blue sky , I can cover the entire Earth with my huge wings and can hug to all the beautiful ladies of this fairy city whose are beyond the barrier , can gossip for a moment to get room in her heart for ever and for a while can sleep on her lap.

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If I would have been the blue sky , I can float from sea to mountain to river and from Meghna to Jamuna to Ganga to Padma only to get their gentle and humble touch over my head and fly . As they’re my eternal friends like stars and moon and also the gigantic golden sun of the space which is never diehttp://kalpatarurudra.org/saraswati-puja-in-bengal/.

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If I would have been the Sky ! I can embrace entire earth along with its rivers, fields , villages and towns, its beautiful ponds and lakes , mountains and so on. They’re our eternal life- partner and companions . We, without any of it can’t survive . It’s a eternal bonding , heavenly love , that makes a splendid world.(“Words are not safe”- kalpatarurudra.org)

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Saraswati -Puja – Bengal

Dr. Sushil Rudra

THE FESTIVAL OF LOVE & UNITY

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Durgapur , West Bengal

Every year in BASANT PANCHAMI , We celebrate SARASWATI PUJA : the festival of love and unity . Though it is of Hindus , but some other sections of our society also join and celebrate this festival.

¶¶ SARASWATI PUJA , generally is celebrated by the students as well as art – interested people of Indian societies irrespective of all caste and creed . It is also worshiped in Nepal , Srilanka , Bali ,Maldeep , Thaland and Bangladesh . Here is a lesson for the students that they should know that this festival is festival of love and unity. So they must learn to love others and always try to live with a sense of unity.

¶¶ The festival marks the arrival of the Spring, therefore, it’s also called VASANT PANCHAMI. Farmers across almost all the provinces of India celebrate Basant Panchami with much fervor as yellow flowers of mustard crops adorn their fields.

But , some states observes the day by offering prayers to Goddess SARASWATI : the festival of love and unity . According to Hindu mythology , it’s believed that the Goddess SARASWATI was born on the day of VASANT PANCHAMI.

¶¶ The people, generally students, both boys and girls wear clothes of yellow color , and assemble to their Puja Mandap to pray as well as offer Bhog to Goddess of knowledge ,SARASWATI . They pray for knowledge and success ; as Ma SARASWATI is the Hindu Goddess of knowledge, music, art, wisdom and wealth.

¶¶ Saraswati Puja : The festival of love and Unity :

There is another attraction of this ceremony. It a special for its beautiful and delicious Bhog like labra (mixed veg) ,Khichuri , Beguni, Paayesh , Sandesh , Sweet Saffron rice , Papar fried and Chutney.

¶¶ Today , on 16 th January, 2021 , We, early in the morning take bathe and remain fast until the Puja finished. In my student life ( still now I think me a student), we became engaged in collecting subscription from the members of our Hostel in every areas of the then Calcutta ( now Kolkata) for a month before this festival.

We had made Special for the special Bhog to distribute our guest . We had to decorate the entire Hostel with light . Our Hostel managing committee along with Superintendent usually came to visit the idol and pandel in the evening . Sometimes their relatives also attended the fest . There was an introduction season when we had to introduce ourselves before the Hostel Governing Body members. I have a memory in my still after more than three decades when I was a PG student in the University of Calcutta . I spent my student life in a hostel near Thanthonia Kalibari. During Saraswati Puja I sang a song of Rabindranath Tagore (Rabindrasangit) before the governing body members and their families during Saraswati puja. Even the song I sang that day still I can recollect it. So I would say that Saraswati Puja is the festival of love and unity in true sense of the term .

¶¶ SARASWATI PUJA was something special to us because of its delicious foods . That day , varieties menu was to be arranged for lunch like home . But , the priest did not come at the right time. They had a pact scheduled , because the Puja pandal was more than the priest . That’s why they failed to come at the right time. However, after completion of Puja and fantabulous lunch , we generally used to visit other pandels of Kolkata city.

¶¶ During my service life , I didn’t get opportunity to enjoy like before. Because, it was a tradition of our century – old College (Krishnath College) to be maintained secular atmosphere , so no Puja celebrated by the students. But once it was happened not in College premises, but just in front of the College gate .

¶¶ This year , I visit two Puja pandals . I notice , students wearing yellow dresses roam here and there with their friends and getting selfie . Music is running on . We take some Bhog . They arranged a lot . Students wear yellow dresses Sari , Panjabi. Beautiful songs are being played in the sound box . With the music, they are dancing . It’s a very joyful ceremony to them .

¶¶ In this College venue, students of Muslim community are arranging all the important works from marketing to Prosad distribution. Yes , some Hindu boys and girls also there to assist them .In fact , they are students, not Hindu or Muslim. There is Unity in Diversity . There’s only love to each other , no confirmation are there. Obviously Saraswati Puja is the festival of love and unity.

¶¶ But , the condition is not same in villages of Bengal . Three – four decades ago , in every school of Bengal , SARASWATI PUJA was celebrated , but at present , Muslim community students are demanding to continue Friday Prayer in Schools, as there take place SARASWATI PUJA. They are saying if there is no problem for SARASWATI PUJA in school , why not Friday Prayer!

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••The problem is there , if Puja is granted in the premises , why is it problem in continuing the Friday Prayer in school premises ?

This is absolutely different matter. SARASWATI PUJA is related to the student and their learning place as well , but there is no connection of Friday Prayer with all the students . Only a section of people used to go Masjid for prayer , not in Schools.

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Besides, SARASWATI PUJA is a one day or two days festival, whereas Friday Prayer of Muslim community students are of ones a week, four days ritual in a month and 48 days in a year. Former is just festival , whereas later is ritual. Ritual is your own , but festival is for all .

For festival, schools, college and other institutions are being closed to enjoy it, but for regular ritual we don’t allow for any holidays, or suspension of our working time. So it is a vital issue of the time in Bengal.

Who Can Observe this Festival?

Hindus, Sikhs and Jains in India, Nepal , Bangladesh, Pakistan, Java and Bali (Indonesia) celebrate this fabulous festival.

When it is celebrated?

¶¶ This festival is being observed in every year on the fifth day of the bright half of the Hindu luni – solar calendar month of Magha, which typically falls in late January, or first week of February. In Southern States and in Bengal , the same day is called as Sri PANCHAMI.

¶¶ On the Island of Bali and Indonesia , it’s known as Bari Raya SARASWATI.

¶¶ Goddess SARASWATI is dressed with yellow clothing like the colorful flowers of Mustard crops . It is very favorite color of Mather Goddess . Hindus believe it as a Holy color.

¶¶ This festival is too celebrated, as the king of season, Basanta will be started 40 days after this festival. VASANT means spring and PANCHAMI means fifth . So , according to Hindu Calendar , it is the fifth day of the month Magha. Every year this day is celebrated as VASANT PANCHAMI/ SRI PANCHAMI/ SARASWATI PUJA.

¶¶ Again this festival is marked the start of preparation for other major Hindu festival of Holi and Holika , which take place forty days later.

¶¶ There is another significance of this festival . In many parts of India , it’s considered as an auspicious day for kids to start their first writing words with their fingers , or study some creative art field.

¶¶ Sometimes, somewhere, it is found Ganesha is placed by the side of The idol of Ma SARASWATI for worship who is the God of Success.

¶¶ Saraswati Mantra usually recite in the time of Anjali (sacrifice) with taking some yellow flowers in hand and after reciting the mantra , it is to be given on the feets of Goddess SARASWATI.

¶¶ We enchant a pronam mantra : ‘Vadra kalloi Namo Nittam Saraswottay Namo Namoh ‘.

SUCCESS & INSPIRATION IN LIFE

Success : Inspiration

 Dr. Sushil Rudra

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Today I will tell you a story about a man . He got success in life by dint of hard labour and perseverance. It’s an inspirational story . I want to tell our unemployed youngsters to follow this life history of a successful man . Because inspiration and success in life is interrelated.

SHOULD HAVE A GOAL :

A man without a vision for his future,  returns to his past. So everyone should have a clear goal in life. Focus on your goal and don’t look in any direction but ahead. But very often we keep it in mind .

The Secret Story :

This story is about a business who was an European, Tamas by name . He came of a poor family whose father and forefathers had a little business of shoe – making . When he was only 7 years old he had to take the training of apprentice from his father . He became expert within a year .

FACING TROUBLES TURN INTO INSPIRATION :

But as ill luck would have it , his father had died after some ailments . This was very very hard time to them. Then they are three , Tomas , his elder brother and sister .

They had been trying their best to manage some money for livelihood . But it was not sufficient . And then how young Tamas turned into a big business man I will discuss here.

Goal to Success Through An Inspiration and Childhood Days :

When he was a young boy he used to dream of a better future. One day he and his elder brother made a plan. This proposal was of a high dream of extension their little business into a big one .

They three : Brother – Antonin , sister Anna and Tomas himself. Tomas was then only 18 years old young guy . What’s this plan ? Actually they’re not satisfied with this tiny business. They had a small shoe shop . And income was also very low .

Mainly Tomas  put a proposal  and wanted to open a company where they could able to sale a big quantity of shoes. In addition, some other people would have been engaged there for salesman and official works . Some employees would be engaged in factory .

INTELLIGENCE – INSPIRATION- SUCCESS

Tomas Saheb was very intelligent . He had thought that if we want to have large scale production, then we should learn “Assembly Line ” which was invented by America. So he went there to be learnt.

To Be Well- equipped His Journey to America :

He believed in practicality. He had learnt it by black and white. And became skilled in this method. Returning to his native place he started production through new methods. His business got stupendously successful.

Finally , it has 72 factories in different parts of the world .  Switzerland is its headquarters.  His business flourished 100 times more than before.

By this time his elder brother Antonin had died and his sister got married. Naturally she had to leave the business. Tomas alone took the business to run on .

His Ultimate Key to Success :

His ultimate key to success was to write down his ambition in a diary. Never forgot it while he had been too busy.

Tomas decided to make a team having selected some employees amongst his company. He thought that the business is a team work . Without teamwork, business couldn’t success.

That’s why, he took initiative to distribute the profit amongst the workers . But he also mentioned a condition that if the business won’t crack then they had to take the responsibilities.

That means if it runs deficit, they workers would be sufferer too like the company owner.     

BATA SHOE :

    Obviously , Tomas Saheb is the architect and founder of the Bata Company. He died in a air crash in 1932 when he was travelling to  Switzerland inaugurating a new centre there.

We put on the shoes of his company which is famous by the name of Bata Company.

We use the things, but we are totally unaware of the history of the architect who made it or invent it by virtue of hard labour, perseverance and huge sacrifice.

His Last Journey to Eternal Soul :

He died in a air crash in 1932 when he was travelling to reach Switzerland inaugurating a new center there.

We put on the shoes of his company . It is famous as Bata Company. The writer named this story as ” Tamas Saheber Juto ” ( The Shoe Of Tamas Saheb ).

How we came to know this Story ?

The famous scientist and the founder of Bengal Chemical, Acharyya  Prafulla Chandra Ghoswrote the preface of this book. He also was moved by reading this inspiring story.

Bibhutibhusan Bandhopaddhay, a  distinguished writer of Bengali literature collected this history of the business man and wrote a novel .

It was in English language, Bibhutibhusan translated in Bengali and composed the story in the form of novel.

He did this work as it might inspire and influence the new generation of Bengali youths . The writer became  extremely excited to publish this saga.

He thought that the young job – seekers must read this story of a man who built his life and got success by virtue of hard labour and fore sighting.

Hence, we can get inspiration from his great deed . A man , with little capital, by virtue of intelligence and indomitable spirit , perseverance, teamwork and untiring efforts achieved a brilliant success.

So , why not we ? Our youngsters should be inspired for success in life having learnt form this story.

To succeed in your life mission you must have a single minded devotion to your goal – The distinguished statesman, Moulana Abul Kalam Azad remarks it.

We need inspiration for success in life- this is also true.

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Oh My Companion!

Joy and sorrow are woven in fine .

Crying and Laughing are mingling together in our lives.

OH MY COMPANION !

Oh my companion of joy and sorrow , the wind is blowing in my life , Let come to me for traveling another world where there’s no pain and suffering, no betraying , no unemployment , and no corruption like here .

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The wind is blowing, the wind of outing for any beautiful places with my friends – tell to the trees, let come to outing with me. Let talk to the path that I might  return at late night , don’t wait for me , but keep shutting off thdoor.

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You can sing a song for your  remote friends , but that song will be mingled with the drops of the dews in the space . You have a lots of fairy  tales , – but whom do you tell it ? Whose are your listeners? Before lying down on the bed the people are being absorbed in deep sleep ; beasts and birds are also in out of consciousness, probably they’re in their nest resting to gain the energies for the next expedition.                                                                Even the moon  and the  stars are not in awakened state. Thus we have wasted a massive times throughout our life. Oh  companion of sorrow and delight of my Life ,  Let’s go toanother world of merriment where the moon and stars are always ready to welcome us.

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Thank you.

Stay healthy and prosperous.

Let’s Stretch Your Hands To Me, Mother

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Let’s stretch your hand to me, Mother. Because, I want to plunge into the deep Ocean by the name of Kali. As She is the Mistress of this eternal Universe and also our beloved guide. Hence, I don’t want to miss you , Mother.

She has been helping us in all our activities.So, She is in our dream, in our pain and suffering. She is in our all duties and responsibilities. So she’s like a watchtower.

She has been always directing us to reach safely towards purification and illuminating the world. So I don’t wish to miss you, Mother.

Let’s Stretch your hand to me, Oh, Mother!  As I have been killing the golden time of my life playing with dolls, and having absented from not doing your work. So, how could I reach you? Tell me, Mother.

I’m sinking into my own digging water body by mistaking. And have spent my times and enjoy instant access to pleasure. And I have been chased after impure and untrue means.

That is why I became severely wounded. So let’s stretch your hands 👏 to me, Mother.

You guide me and also stretch your hand to me, Oh, Mother. I’m at stake. So , You come to me to rescue from these muddy waters of falsehood. Because It mesmerises me. And my toe to head is wrapped up in muds.

Hence, I am like a drowning boat in the middle of the tormented and dreadful waves. No helmsman to guide me. And  I am drifting helplessly like a straw. Let’s stretch your hands to me, Mother.

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As I have been tremendously wounded and my soul shivering for uncertainty. No one will come to save me but you . Oh my Mother! Please stretch your hands to save a sinking man who is waiting for you.

Oh, my Mother, I’m waiting for your call. I have none to shelter me. My shadowing past is always calling me back for the untrusted and false dreams of material happiness and prosperity.

Although I couldn’t attain and achieved my dreams because of enemies, I have remembered you. Hence, no need for another world, another sky. But let’s stretch your hands to me, Oh, Mother.(politicalbaaba.com/kalpatarurudra.org)

COME FORWARD ONE STEP AND THE REST IS GREAT

/ COME FORWARD ONE STEP AND THE REST IS GREAT by Sushil Rudra

Don’t grief for the past, it’s a impetuosity, passion or emotion . But learn from the past and walk forward. It’s life.
THE PRACTICAL LABORATORY OF SREE RAMKRISHNA
THE WAY TO REACHING GOD

We have to face so many troubles and sufferings in course of our life – journey. Bhagavan Sree Krishna , Jesus Christ told us , you come forward one step and the rest is great , I will catch hold your hand when you are in troubles . So believe this call of God .

We should have to remember that No one is perfectly fine and happy in this materialistic world . Though we desire to have a successful life in all spheres of our lives. Real life , which we lead day to day is very important to us. It’s related to our food, lodging, education, safety of our lives, savings and so on . These are all our primary needs. Without it we have to face trafficking and suffering a lot.

WHAT WE WANT :

We try to have a sweet home, food and lodging for survival . Keep faith on God as she / He told us to come forward one step , next He/ She will take care of us . Other than all these necessary requirements , we live in the society. We have some duties and responsibilities for the betterment of it.

As a result, We are having a social bondages , try to maintain a values and ethics through our activities and behaviours. When it’s not maintained properly , a mental and societal misunderstanding take place.

Our Problems: The Call ” Come Forward One Step

But our Prime problem in this modern era is that we are not contented with our success in profession , not satisfied with the lifepartner, may it be husband or wife, or lovers of both sex . But we’re not listening to the call of God – Come Forward One Step, I am waiting for you . I will catch hold your hand to get up .

Recently I have read a blog which is a poetry and there she has written about the breaking down of their relationship. The young lady is unable to forget the words of betrayal to whom she loved profoundly, but being rejected she is spending a unhappy life. This kind of incidents are not supported. It’s a matter of unhealthy mind .

CAUSES BEHIND THIS SITUATION : AND THE CALL ” COME FORWARD ONE STEP”AND THE REST IS GREAT .

In such a case , we see the lack of values and ethics. We must not support it . After a long term relationship or friendship, the guy suddenly cut off the relationship. Either it’s the symbol of week or I’ll – state of mind, or they’re running for a better option ..

In this respect, she should be strict to her principles and never get lost at all. In fact, there are so many incidents like this used to happen in our surroundings . Sometime, being separated one becomes perplexed and are to face mental illness like depression , stress and strain , melancholic distress etc . We have to face this kind of small but serious troubles in our lives.

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How To Tackle This Situation :

Now the question is how to overcome this situation. We are not only individually affected, our parents at the same time are also confronting this situation.

I know an incident like this .  Recently occurred in my friend circle . They are my family friends. They’re arranging their daughter’s wedding. The young man is a good service holder . And their daughter is also working in IT in a good position .

Both the parties are talking about the negotiations and advanced a lot into a final decision . In the meantime, 3 months already passed , almost everyday both the two ( boy and girl) over phone were busy in discussing their future dreaming  . 

CHANGE THE SITUATION :

Suddenly the elder sister and her husband of the guy informed them that they are not agree in this negotiation. Perhaps they don’t want an woman who are engaged in a profession. This has a massive impact on the family as well as to their daughter. They are highly shocked . So it’s not expected to them at all.

Duty Of A Gurdians :

I am very soft hearted person. I feel very dejection when I listen to and face such conditions. As a guardian or a parent , I couldn’t stay indifferent having learnt that kind of incidents. I become angry . But I try to make them understand that don’t take this matter seriously . It’s the life . Let see better guy for your daughter . Perhaps it’s the wish of God , etc and etc. This is a regular feature in our society.

How To Overcome ?

1. Love each other, but take time to understand each other . Though it’s very difficult to see the inner world of the individual.

2. Don’t believe in sweet words of the lover or partner . Enjoy the words , but try to familiar with his drawbacks .

3. Never forgot your personality . Whenever it’s being hurt , you then cautiously step your feet . Never sacrifice your personality in virtue of getting him. Because, time has changed. Like Radha you should not sacrifice your everything, specially your personality.

4. Don’t live together before marriage. Indian, mainly Hindus , maintain the holiness and sanctity before marriage . Both man and woman should follow up with the principles in respect to thismatter.

5. We are human beings, not animals We should be careful about the discrimination . Though we have some biological demands , but that’s to be acted accordingly. We never crossed the border line . Our motto should be achieved the higher state of mind. The more we will be enriched in this path, the more we must have reached nearer tGod.

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6. The ultimate goal is to reach out to the highest state of mind.

7. If you attain this state of your thoughts , we will be freed up from all the worldly hazards . Otherwise you have to face the sufferings.

8. In ancient times, the man used to spend in the house of Guru . There he learnt and practiced the rules and activities of the worldly affairs . They also maintained the stage of celibate life. But we are now devoid of it . Our education system or curriculum don’t entertain this aspect.

Finally, it’s fact that when a girl is betrayed by his loving one it’s not her fault. She has a pure heart. But the guy is heartless, brute and clumgy minded . He is not , in true sensea perfect man or a human being. He is lacking of the human qualities. I think that each and everyone should glorify to his or her heart .

Moral: Don’t trust the rouges.

Love Never Wiped Away From This World .

The Great Artist Satyajit Ray

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Dr. Sushil Rudra

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We are going to celebrate the birth centenary of the great artist Satyajit Roy. He is a stupendous Indian film director born on 02. 05.1921 and died 23.04.1992 in Calcutta ( Kolkata). He was a versatile artist, writer, illustrator painter, and director .

Satyajit, the great artist brought the Indian cinema to world recognition with Pather Panchali (1955; The Song of the Road) and its two sequels, known as the Apu Trilogy.

As a director, Satyajit has noted for his humanism, hisusic. He was one of the greatest filmmakers of the 20th century The Great Artist

But this great Director had to fight a lot for making his films . He had no sufficient finance to implement his films . His mother helped him by giving some money, but it’s not sufficient . She then went to her friend, Dr. Bidhan Chandra Ray.

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Dr. Ray was her family friend also . She had à good relationship with him . And described the problem. Dr. Ray listened to the story and advised her to send Satyajit to him .

THE BIRTH CENTENARY OF SATYAJIT RAY

: THE MEETING TO DR. BIDHAN CHANDRA RAY

Next day,Satyajit Ray , the great artist and film director met with him. Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy asked to Satyajit what’s his plan and also told him to describe briefly his story of film. Satyajit described in brief . After sometime he called his secretary.

Asked him, ” Is there any way to allot government scheme for his film making’? No provision, Sir, told secretary. Dr. Roy thought a few minutes and told Satyajit to add something about village economy in his film.

Satyajit boldly answers, ” No Sir, it’s not possible”.

Having heard it, Dr Roy replied,

“Ok my boy, No problem. I think your film is connected to village life and also a struggle for a village boy, Apu. So we can provide you with money for making your film.’

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In making the film Dr Roy ordered his secretary to grant 70 thousand rupees. If it’s not granted by Dr Roy, we think that we don’t have got such an epic trilogy by which the great artist Satyajit Roy was honoured by the prestigious Oscar Prize.

Kolkata was his home city. But he was world -citizen. Satyajit was not only famous in Indian, but also throughout the world.

Now he is a legend. We are proud of his great service in Indian cinema. During the birth centenary of Satyajit Ray, we would enrich all the activities which he started. He was also a great writer.

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In this blog I will paint a picture of Great Film maker, Director, Painter and Writer of India in his birth centenary. Hope, my readers will be enriched with this blog writing about Satyajit Roy, the great Indian Artist and film director.

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