Friday, January 29, 2010

विचारों का श्रोत

यह विचार आते कहाँ से हैं.
शरीर से,
वातावरण से,
डर से,
प्रेम से,
इन्द्रियों से,
व्यक्तियों  से,
व्यक्तित्व   से,
आत्मा से या  फिर
परमात्मा  से.
लेकिन जहाँ से भी आते हैं, यह बीज  की तरह  मन की धरातल पल पनपने के लिए क्यूं तत्पर होते हैं.
कुछ  विचार ऐसे हावी हो जातें हैं जैसे उनका कोई अंत नहीं.
कुछ कब आते हैं ओर कब चले जाते हैं, उनकी कोई खबर नहीं.
कुछ विचार ऐसे कोड़े बरसते हैं की मन के साथ साथ शरीर भी छलनी छलनी हो जाता है.
कुछ विचार बर्फ के गोले होतें हैं ओर शरीर को सुन्न कर देते हैं.
कुछ विचार कल कल करते झरने की तरेह फुदकते रहतें हैं.
कुछ ऐसे मिलतें हैं जैसे सदियों बाद पाठशाला के  मित्र मिलें हों.
कुछ ऐसी चट्टान होतें हैं की छाती भारी कर जातें हैं.
छाती  फिर  ऐसे विचारों की उत्पत्ति करती है की मन भारी हो जाता है.
फिर एक  दूजे के बोझ  तले दब कर खुद की पहचान को नष्ट कर देते हैं.
आत्मीयता को ध्वंश कर देते हैं.

इन विचारों को जन्म कोई भी देता हो, कहीं से भी पनपते  हों, इनका पालन पोषण तो तुम ही करते हो.
तुम इन्हें अपनाते हों, परिपक्व करते हो, फिर कहते हो की मन चंचल है.
यह स्यवं से चंचलता कहाँ से आ सकती है भला, इसकी माता भी तो तुम ही हो.

मन के साथ इश्वर ने बुद्धी भी तो दी है, इसे क्यूं नहीं पानी पिलाते हो, खाना खिलते हो, आराम करने के लिए स्थान बनाते हो. इसे क्यूं नहीं राजा बनाते हो, सिंहासन पर बिठाते हो.

मन को सैनिक ही रहने दो ओर साम्राज्य की खबर लाने दो. उसके बहकावे मैं मत आओ, क्यूंकि वह तुम्हे येकीन दिलाता रहेगा की वह राजा है ओर तुम मानते रहोगे.

येही  माया का नियम है.
जिस तुम अपना मान बैठे हो वह तुम्हारा मन है, जिसे तुम भूला बैठे हो वह तुम्हारी  आत्मा है.
विचार संकल्प होतें हैं, उनका श्रोत जब तक आत्मा है तब तक वह शुद्ध होतें है, उनमें विकार नहीं होता. वह  तुम्हे सुख,शांति, ख़ुशी ओर परमात्मा तक ले जाने को तत्पर होतें हैं. येही इनकी पहचान है.

अब से जब भी विचार आयें तो उनसे पूछों की कहाँ से आये हो, क्यूं आये हो ओर मेरे मन मैं खलबली क्यूं मचा रहे हो. फिर भी न सुने तो उन्हें गले लगा के, उनकी सुन के उन्हें कचरे के डब्बे मैं दाल दो, उन सबको जिनका श्रोत आत्मा न हो. क्या कहते हों.

मन मैं विचारों का मंथन

एक समुद्र मंथन था और एक विचारों का मंथन है.
उसका घटनास्थल विशाल समुद्र था, इसका घटनास्थल विशाल मन है.
उसमें देवता, दानव और परमात्मा थे , इसमें अच्छे, बुरे विचारों के ऊपर विवेक और बुद्धि हैं.
उधर चाह अमृत की थी, इधर मुक्ति की है.
उधर देवता दानवों के बडती शक्ति से परेशान थे, इधर अच्छाई बुराई की कहर से परेशान है.
जब विष निकला तो शिव आये, इधर भी कभी सत्य से संपर्क होगा.
उधर भी देवता सुख, शांति और ख़ुशी चाहते थे, इधर भी वही इच्छायें हैं.
उधर भी देवताओं को अपना आसन और स्वर्गलोक छोड़ कर घनघोर समुन्द्र मैं खड़े होके परिश्रम करना पड़ा,
इधर भी हमें चिंतन , मनन, करना पड़ेगा, नहीं तो विवेक बेचारा कोने मैं सड़ता रहेगा, बुद्धि भ्रस्ट  तो हो ही गयी है , ओर विकारों से युक्त हो जाएगी, तुम भोगते रहोगे और योग की बातें सुनते रहोगे ओर मेरी तरेह सुनाते रहोगे .

अपने जीवन मैं सबको मंथन करना पड़ता है, हर इंसान को, हर बार, हर जन्म मैं.

यह तप आज से ही चालू हो जाए तो अच्छा  है, वर्ना ज़िन्दगी विष तक ही पहुँच कर चूक जाएगी. kya kehte हो!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Tejgyaan from Sirji

Have you ever played and enjoyed Snakes and ladder at some point in your life?

I can guess that position 99 would have been most enviable for you. Why do feel so comfortable and eased out at 99?

You dont care whether you get double six or five. You are just waiting for your ONE. ONE move and you will be released from the game. 
You enjoy watching rest of players struggling with the snakes and hoping for the ladder. Your ladder has taken you to 99. You are relieved.

But when you started the game. You feared the snakes before every move. Your present was in anticipation of harm caused by snakes and you would get hopelessly cheerful if you happen to find the ladder. 
हर चाल मैं सांप का भय क्यूं.

Same way in life the ladder of spirituality will take you to 99. The only way you walk/climb on the ladder is through satsang and seva. Persistent seva. Relentless seva. Tireless seva.
If you stop in middle to enjoy the view of flower pots and balconies then you will have to start again with a 6.

You will only get the advantage of 99 after reaching there.A guru can give you knowledge to know at start of game itself that there is 99. Trust me there is. उस अद्रस्य सीडी को पकड़ लो, गुरु के हो लो, सिर्फ वह ही तुम्हे पार करवा सकता है. If you believe him then your snakes become easier to handle. Your fear and grasp of Maya subsides.

माँ के पेट से निकल के माया के पेट मैं चले जाते हो. माया के पेट से अपने पेट मैं चले आते हो. पेट मैं बंदी होना अच्छा  लगता है क्या? पेट से मुक्ति की युक्ति क्यूं नहीं खोजते हो. 
जब माँ के पेट से निकलते हो तो दुनिया कहती है की नया जन्म हुआ. लेकिन वही माँ अपने पालन पोषण मैं और तुम्हे समाज के लिए तैयार करने के लिए अपने अनुभव तुमपर न्योछावर करती है. उसकी ज़िन्दगी तुम फिरसे जीते हो. क्या तुम वाकई उसके पेट से निकले हो. You have to come out of parental programming. The genes is the first structure that you get bound to.
Do not impose your learning and experience on your children. Allow them to experience and explore with their own and on their own. Do not restrict their spiritual growth. Encourage them. Mistakes are made by all generations. Learnings are gained by all generations.
अपने पेट की भूख  मिटने कहाँ कहाँ नहीं भटके हो. 

The job was paying you well so you stayed there. Your heart was yearning for something else. But you would not budge and listen to self. You would only listen to the robot. The robot is supposed to speak on your behalf. The robot chatters when you think. Now it mutters when you don't instruct it to do so.


Don't let the robot ruin your life. Tell him to stop fooling and start to listen to self. You have forgotten your self in the person that the robot has made you become. 
तुम वह व्यक्ति नहीं हो जो रोबोट तुम्हे दिखा रहा है. तुम एक सकारात्मक रचना हो. अपने आत्म स्वरुप को सुनो और रोबोट को भी सुनाओ की इसमें ज्यादा सुख और ख़ुशी है.


तुम यह भूत , वर्तमान और भविष्य की पेटी लेके क्यूं अपना सर भारी करते हो. तुम्हारे पृथ्वी  लक्ष्य को समझो. ज्ञान लो की यहाँ सब क्यूं हो रहा है, किसलिए हो रहा है.
एक व्यति ने देखा की कांच के पीछे एक बंद कमरें मैं कुछ लोग चाकू लेके किसी का पेट चीर रहे थे. वह तुरंत शीशा तोड़ कर अन्दर कूदा और उनको मरने लगा. सब लोगों ने पकड़ के उससे रोको और समझाया की इधर ऑपरेशन हो रहा है क्यूंकि इसका पेट खराब था. वह अज्ञानी क्या जाने. 


पेट, पेटी, पट्टे से सतर्क हो लो.


Content Source: Sirji talk on aastha channel, today eveing in lieu of Awakening with brahmakumaris

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Did you forget the other garden?

A point made by Shivani hit me and I am sure it may hit you too.
So heres the shootout.
There are two gardens. One on left of your house and other one on right of your house. You expect both gardens to be be green. But you only nourish one and ignore other. What is the natural consequence of your ignorance?
The one ignored will be dry patch of land.
Similarly, you have aspiration for comfort in your life and as well as being happy.
These are two different things. Two different gardens in vicinity of your house.
You strive for comfort. You target comfort. You achieve comfort.
You lose sleep. You lose freedom. You lose interaction. You lose a relaxed stomach. You miss the smile on your baby's face.
You gain washing machine, refrigerator, vacuum cleaner, a car, an apartment, a choice to travel by aeroplane. Its a different thing that you still desire to have everything for free. You have moved from sitting in front of Hercules cycle front seat.
You have moved in life. You have moved in jobs. You have moved in marriages. You have been moving a lot these days.
But where are you going?
Are you guilty of being materialistic? Is it wrong to acquire? Is it proper penance? The answer my friend is No, its not wrong to gain comfort and be in cosy sofa. Its alright. Its okay. Its simply not the path to happiness.
What is the quest?
Are you seeking happiness?
Did you confuse it with comfort? Did you nourish it believing it to be happiness?
Are you close to deathbed now?
Is it too late now?
Can you nourish the other garden NOW?
Happiness is not a destination. Its a not a continuous struggle, continuous restlessness. Its within you, always, ever present.
My friends, spirituality is that garden which will showcase and allow you to reflect your true self. A peaceful,loving,happy soul that you have always been and will be. Nourish this garden well.
You can be in utter bliss and you just have to be with yourself.
Touch within and become pristine, pure.

Saturday, January 09, 2010

How to update content through Google Sites API?

The code to insert document data works for Google sites but for update it fails.
I tried below two calls
1
entry.setMediaSource(ms);

gives following
//IllegalArgumentException: Cannot set media source on entry with existing non-MediaContent
2
service.updateMedia(new URL(getContentFeedUrl()), newAttachment);
give
//com.google.gdata.util.InvalidEntryException,Invalid request URI
service is sites service object, entry is attachment entry

Finally the following code seems to work
     MediaStreamSource ms = new MediaStreamSource(is, fileMimeType);
     ContentQuery query = new ContentQuery(new URL(getContentFeedUrl()));
     query.setFullTextQuery(filename);
     ContentFeed contentFeed = service.getFeed(query, ContentFeed.class);
     String strAttach;
     for (AttachmentEntry entry : contentFeed.getEntries(AttachmentEntry.class)){
         strAttach = entry.getTitle().getPlainText();
         log.info("attachment "+strAttach);
         if (filename.equals(strAttach)){
              String url = ((OutOfLineContent) entry.getContent()).getUri();
              MediaContent mc = new MediaContent();
              mc.setUri(url);
              mc.setMediaSource(ms);
              mc.setMimeType(new ContentType(fileMimeType));
              entry.setContent(mc);
             return entry.updateMedia(true);//update only content and not metadata
         }
     }

BBMP Garbage segregation drive

I was standing in front of Everfine when I saw a jeep playing something in kannada. I could make out that they were aspiring for greener and cleaner Bangalore and launching door to door garbage collection in separate bags after segregation.

I went into RBI layout and the jeep was in front of me in middle of road. Some vigorous honking and it gave me some side.

An initiative has been started by Divya in Brigade Gardenia Complex. She is supported by few others families till she is able to generate enough volumes to get association interested and make it mandatory for rest of association.

The garbage is segragated into three separate recycles plastic bags  which she brought from Chickpet. She also gave us nice one page laminated sheet detailing what goes under metal/plastic and paper categories.
The garbage is collected on Saturday 2PM by Samartham trust.

Thank you Divya for making us part of noble initiative.

I hope BBMP really takes it far and wide across bangalore and beyond the launch that happened in RBI layout today morning. Garbage segration and collection requires citizen involvement and I request all of you to take initiative and make it a daily practice.
Weekend Breaks from Bangalore: 52 Breaks for 52 Weekends

BSNL DEAD since 7 on 7th Jan 2010

I was in between a client conversation and skype went dead. Usually BSNL broadband dies out once in a while and resetting the router brings back life. I did it several times and nothing happened. Had an immediate imulse of calling 1500 but remembered the rebuke from history and kept on searching for Broadband helpline. FInally found it behind BSNL Landline bill statement 1800 424 1600. Dialled, nothing happened.
Tried to call the security of apartment complex. Nothing. Only Dial tone.
Tried to call landline number from Mobile phone. Nothing. "Error in connection".
Tried to call Wife's mobile number. Nothing. "Error in connection".
Tried to call Brothers number.Nothing. "Error in connection".
Went down to meet security.
He said phone lines are down since 7 and it was already 7:45 PM.
Now its 5:30 AM in morning.
Checked Mobile. Working. Atleast cellone is up.
Checked Landline. The same ringtone ONLY. Frustrating.
Called 1500. A sleepy lady voice. Told her landline not working. SHe took number in 3-4 attempts. I trembled to ask, BY when Can I expect a fix? Only after 10 in morning.
So there we are, its 6:52 now and still the skype is struggling to connect.
My brother called up at 7:30, He heard me once and then only I could hear him. Disconnectred.
I could only send few tweets using www.smstweet.in. Now they have a cool feature in which you can get a reply if you direct tweet for someone. I could converse with @8080. Thankyou @mayanks for this cool tool.
Went to Brigade gardenia association office to check their eagerness to resolve the issue. The lady could not get in touch with BSNL as their provided direct helpline numbers were not reachable. She said she will be sending someone to office.
Went to bank to get stuff done. State bank of India's RBI branch was non-functional because all links were down. They could only say "cant say, its BSNL problem".
I was glad that if banks go down then BSNL would be more eager to resolve the problem.
Went to association office and the lady said "Breakdown in 15th cross, might take till evening."
Decided to roam around in Jayanagar 4th Block to get lots of pending item cleared.
Called home at about 12:45 PM on 8th Jan 2010 to check and lo and behold the call went through from BSNL Cellone to BSNL Landline number. Amazing isn'it.

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