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Sri Bamakepha Thakur

A divine madman (1837–1911)

Sri Bamakepha ThakurIt is thought that this picture is a copy from the wall of Sri Ramakrishna’s room at Dakshineswar

Bamakhepa Thakur was born Bamacharan Chattopadhyay on Shivaratri night near the pilgrimage place of Tarapith, Birbhum district West Bengal and he became popularly known as the “mad saint.”

His father was a professional singer of religious songs and Bamakhepa would often join him in his work. As a child he displayed unusual devotional tendencies to the goddess Tara, sometimes making clay images and crying uncontrollably when she didn’t answer him through the image. His unconventional behaviour was a worry to his mother and his neighbours, yet he came to be held in great reverence in

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What is Dharma?

A mystery to those not knowing the essence of life

To get the best from life, you must love life and treat it with love.Via Vogue and lemonade

Dharma is living in accord with life while sustaining what is known and fruitful for all life.

In other words, to know Dharma in its fullness you must know life in its fullness and that is something few people achieve in their lifetimes. Therefore to know Dharma as a layperson without access to the accumulated knowledge of Vedanta requires a relaxation of beliefs and an openness to explore.

To put it simply, Dharma is a way of being in the world that sustains

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Ram Setu

A simple fact yet so much controversy

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Ram Setu otherwise known as Adams Bridge is today a shallow ridge connecting the south of India with the north of Sri Lanka and clearly visible on the earth. Legend tells us and many believe that this is a man-made causeway built by King Rama some 5000 years ago. So what is the truth that the story and how did the causeway come to be constructed?

The causeway today is 50 km long and the area is very shallow, between 1 and 10 metres deep. It was reportedly passable on foot up to the 15th century until storms deepened the channel and temple records also indicate that Ram Setu

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Trees

The lungs of the earth

“For me, trees have always been the most penetrating preachers. I revere them when they live in tribes and families, in forests and groves. And even more I revere them when they stand alone. They are like lonely persons. Not like hermits who have stolen away out of some weakness, but like great, solitary men, like Beethoven and Nietzsche. In their highest boughs the world rustles, their roots rest in infinity; but they do not lose themselves there, they struggle with all the force of their lives for one thing only: to fulfill themselves according to their own laws, to build up their own form, to represent themselves.

Nothing is holier, nothing is more exemplary

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Origin of the Seven Day Week

The 7 day week and 24 hour day are not western concepts

Why do we have only 7 days in a week? Why can’t we have 8 or 9? What is an hour? Why do we have only 24 hours in a day? Why can’t we have 30 or 40 units and call it an hour?

Our 7 day week is not a concept borrowed from Babylonians or the Romans as it is generally believed. During the Republic period, the Romans had an eight day week. The 7 day week is not really based on western calendar. The 24 hour day is often attributed to the Egyptians or the Babylonians yet none of these histories mention India which

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Ethics in Yoga

The art and core of being

As with the ten commandments of the Christian bible and the more ancient Egyptian 142 commandments, the social and personal ethics known as Yama and Niyama are the rules which we must abide by for self realisation and for our survival as a society or civilisation. In other words, these constitute a formula for world peace and internal harmony.

Yama:

Peacefulness (ahimsa) Truthfulness (satya) Honesty (asteya) Continence (Bramacharya) Acceptance (aparigraha)

Niyama:

Purity (saucha) Contentment (santosa) Ardor or Austerity (tapas) Self study(svadhyaya) Dedication to the Lord (isvara pranidhana)

Why Ethics? Thesocial ethics, when practiced, bring about a harmonising of the community. They build trust and friendliness. Personal ethics assist us to see our true colours,

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The Demise of Civilisations

Why do civilisations end?

With all its wisdom why was the civilized ancient world not able to withstand or overthrow the invaders?

Wisdom can not save one when times change and the evil attacks and invades. The physical forces who were guided by greed and selfishness destroyed all ancient world slowly and gradually. The fall of ancient world’s last developed times began decaying about 5500 years ago, when Mahabharata war had ended.

The ancient civilized world began its decay and people were misled and they began to fight and lay claims to others properties and this was also coincidental of commencement of Kali Yuga [an epoch of machine] as mentioned in Vedic texts. There upon greed led communities invaded

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Who Are The Saints?

A History of Saints around the world, in all faiths, cultures & communities

St. Therese of Lisieux

Sant in Sanskrit means a Sentient being who can go into deeper realm of his soul. In India a Sant is usually associated with an ascetic who is usually refrained from worldly affairs but a person with certain noble attributes can also be considered “Saintly”. Latin word Sentir, sentimento, Sentient also originates from Sant. SantAH also means serene and calm as an adjective or noun. Most derivatives of that have similar meanings eg. Shaant is Pacific and calm.

Santaap means one who feels the grief and heat of pain. Santulan is balancing ups and downs. Santosh means who can be content with

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Histories Secrets

Tracing our origins

Knowledge of higher realms and higher life is sacred and that is why it is rare and preserved with great care.

Where did our knowledge, language and ideas come from? Take a short journey through the know but inconvenient history tracing the entomology of Mister, Maggi and Magistrate linking the worlds great civilisations.

The master secret of history that unveils the treasure of knowledge of all rich great civilizations & Sciences. A common word in English is Mister or Mr. Mister comes from Maestre, maestro and its variants. Master is a corruption of Magistere or Magister. Magister was an ancient title for a learned or higher degreed educated person who was then appointed in prominent public

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Ancient Aliens

A distinct possibility

Given that we reside on a small obscure planet in some out of the way corner of our universe that extends beyond our imagination, to believe that we are the only intelligent life is pretty stupid. But until such time as one meets or perceives an alien from a realm beyond our Earth, such an existence remains a probability rather than something to be expressly believed in.

They have been a great many unexplained phenomenon referred to as UFOs, but the same can be said of God’s and ghosts because the seat of perception is within our own minds. When we experience something in our mind as all experience is, it can be rather challenging to know

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