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Why it’s always about money…….


Once I heard that you can’t buy happiness from money, during my middle school I believe that but now things have changed a lot. Closer you move to society more you find your self obsessed with money and power. If someone ask for help people offer him money but no one cares to help him with their physical existence. The main reason behind the human destruction is money.
We work hard for money, our relations exist because of money, we exist because of money.
money can buy you happiness you want, it might sound bad but it is the truth. Truth which we never liked, truth we don’t want to accept.
I can’t say about you but my life is completely surrounded by money and with the people who want money.
But at least once in an year, I encountered situations who proved me wrong.
The happiness I felt that doesn’t involve money even a little was amazing.
At the end I was was wrong because of a single, small piece of happiness who showed me the light.

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History of Auroville….

At its Annual Conference in 1964 and with Mirra Alfassa as its Executive President, the Sri Aurobindo Society in Pondicherry passed a resolution for the establishment of a city dedicated to the vision of Sri Aurobindo. Alfassa was the spiritual collaborator of Sri Aurobindo, who believed that “man is a transitional being”. Alfassa expected that this experimental “universal township” would contribute significantly to the “progress of humanity towards its splendid future by bringing together people of goodwill and aspiration for a better world”. Alfassa also believed that such a universal township will contribute decisively to the Indian renaissance.

Site

A site, approximately 20 square kilometres of barren wasteland, some 10 km north of Pondicherry and 5 km from the coast was chosen for the city.

Inauguration

The inauguration ceremony attended by delegates of 124 nations was held on Wednesday 28 February 1968. Handwritten in French by Mirra Alfassa (the Mother), its four-point charter set forth her vision of integral living:

  1. Auroville belongs to nobody in particular. Auroville belongs to humanity as a whole. But to live in Auroville, one must be the willing servitor of the Divine Consciousness.
  2. Auroville will be the place of an unending education, of constant progress, and a youth that never ages.
  3. Auroville wants to be the bridge between the past and the future. Taking advantage of all discoveries from without and from within, Auroville will boldly spring towards future realizations.
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Sea monsters……

Leviathan ( Livyatan) is a creature with the form of a sea serpent from Jewish mythology. It is referenced in several books of the Hebrew Bible, including Psalms, the Book of Job, the Book of Isaiah, and the Book of Amos; it is also mentioned in the apocryphal Book of Enoch.

The Destruction of Leviathan by Gustave Doré (1865)

The Leviathan of the Book of Job is a reflection of the older Canaanite Lotan, a primeval monster defeated by the god Baal Hadad. Parallels to the role of Mesopotamian Tiamat defeated by Marduk have long been drawn in comparative mythology, as have been wider comparisons to dragon and world serpent narratives such as Indra slaying Vrtra or Thor slaying Jörmungandr. Leviathan also figures in the Hebrew Bible as a metaphor for a powerful enemy, notably Babylon . Some 19th-century scholars have pragmatically interpreted it as referring to large aquatic creatures, such as the crocodile. The word later came to be used as a term for “great whale“, as well as for sea monsters in general

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Energy_____

Hello , after a long time. But imagination needs time to flow into your mind and thoughts.
We all know what is energy and how it helps us in our whole day. But we will talk about the flow of energy in our surrounding. Energy flows in environment in different forms such as sound, heat, etc. We take this energy from the environment in the form of food and nature took it back from us, and this cycle keeps on going. But did you ever feel that without eating anything you feel full of energy special the time when you feel nothing in your mind and heart , neither you feel happy nor sad, neither you feel love nor hatred. I mean the time when you are in full consciousness. It made me think that if there is a way we can absorb nature energy directly into our body. As meditation helps us in keeping our mind stable so it can also be a part of it , because there are many stories of such people who were able to meditate for years without eating anything. In India such people are known as Rishi or sadhu. I believe there is something beyond our knowledge which we are considering as an illusion but it might be real , as there are lot of things we still need to learn.

If you think different or same as me then please help me out to find the truth……….

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Dhanurveda….

Dhanurveda, science of fighting and war, is one of the Upavedas connected to Yajur Veda. It is mentioned also in Rig Veda 6.75.2 as Dhanav Vidya concerning bow and arrows, which are symbols of all weapons and missiles. All these weapons are to be used if absolutely necessary when all other peaceful and righteous methods have failed; to defend those who follow the varnashrama system when evil persons create obstructions in the spread of Vedic knowledge.

Dhanurveda was revealed by the Lord to sages Vishvamitra and Bhrigu, its original teachers. Another famous Dhanurveda teachers in Vedic times were Parashurama and Drona. They are prominent characters in classical epic Mahabharata, story of conflict among various kshatriya (warrior) lineages. Dhanurveda is considered the origin of Vajramushti, an empty-handed Indian martial art. Among ancient versions of Vedic martial arts derived from Dhanurveda belong Thang-ta (in Manipur, East India) and Kalaripayat, or Kalaripayattu (in Kerala, South India).

“Ranganiketan performances give samples of the music, dance, and martial arts of northeastern India. Thang-ta is a weapons-oriented form of martial arts that dates from the time of the Mahabharata. Both men and women learn these arts from an early age. With precision and strength, Ranganiketan artists demonstrate the various forms of Thang-ta, using swords, shields, scimitars, and occasionally their bare hands.”

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The immortal Parshuram ……

Parshuram is the sixth Avatar of Lord Vishnu. He was born to Saptarishi Jamadagni and Goddess Renuka in the Dwapara Yuga. There are a lot of legends associated with Parshuram that prove his greatness.

On that note, let’s take a look at some key facts about Parshuram –

1. Parshuram was gifted his famous axe (Parashu) due to his strict penance to Lord Shiva.

2. He is one of the seven immortals of Hinduism.

3. Parshuram is an important character in both the Ramayana and Mahabharata.

4. He was a gifted warrior who passed his skills onto Dronacharya, Bhisma and Karna.

5. On the command of his father, Parshuram beheaded his mother for her impure thoughts and killed his disobedient brothers too.

6. Pleased with his loyalty, Jamadagni offered him two boons and Parshuram chose to bring his mother and brothers back to life.

7. Lord Shiva was the mentor of Parshuram and He instructed Parshuram to destroy all evil on earth.

8. Kshatriya King Kartavirya went to Jamadagni’s ashram and stole the holy calf that was gifted to him by Lord Indra. Enraged by this act of crime, Parshuram killed the thousand armed Sahasrarjun Kartavirya and the calf was rescued.

9. Impressed by his courage and strength, Lord Indra offered his famous bow Vijaya to Parshuram. This bow was later given to Karna by Parshuram.

10. To avenge Kartavirya’s death, his sons killed Parshuram’s father Jamdagni and took his head to Mahishmati kingdom. In return he killed all Kshatriyas 21 times to restore peace to the earth.

11. Parshuram’s bow was used during Sita Swayamvar in Ramayana and Rama was the only one who could lift it, but it broke in half. When he realized that Rama was his own incarnation, he passed on his bow to Rama.

12. Parshuram saved the lands of Kerala and Konkan from drowning and stopped the advance of the Arabian Sea. As the land was barren, he worshipped Nagaraja, who made the soil fertile again.

13. Once Parshuram was enraged at the Sun for excessive heat and attacked it with his arrows. When he sent his wife to fetch more arrows, Suryadev came and offered Prshuram an umbrella and slippers for protection from heat.

14. Parshuram and Saptarishi Agasthya founded Kalaripayattu, which is the oldest martial art known to mankind.

15. According to some legends Parshuram the immortal warrior sage, still lives at the Mahendragiri Mountain peak in Orissa.

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Srinivasa Ramanujan…..

Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887-1920) was an Indian mathematician who made great and original contributions to many mathematical fields, including complex analysis, number theory, infinite series, and continued fractions. He was “discovered” by G. H. Hardy and J. E. Littlewood, two world-class mathematicians at Cambridge, and enjoyed an extremely fruitful period of collaboration with them from 1914 to 1919. Unfortunately, his mathematical career was curtailed by health problems; he returned to India and died when he was only 32 years old.

Hardy, who was a great mathematician in his own right, recognized Ramanujan’s genius from a series of letters that Ramanujan sent to mathematicians at Cambridge in 1913. Like much of his writing, the letters contained a dizzying array of unique and difficult results, stated without much explanation or proof. The contrast between Hardy, who was above all concerned with mathematical rigor and purity, and Ramanujan, whose writing was difficult to read and peppered with mistakes but bespoke an almost supernatural insight, produced a rich partnership.

Since his death, Ramanujan’s writings (many contained in his famous notebooks) have been studied extensively. Some of his conjectures and assertions have led to the creation of new fields of study. Some of his formulas are believed to be true but as yet unproven.

There are many existing biographies of Ramanujan. The Man Who Knew Infinity, by Robert Kanigel, is an accessible and well-researched historical account of his life.

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Tansen…….

Tansen (c. 1493/1500 – 1586), also referred to as Tan Sen or Ramtanu, was a prominent figure of Hindustani classical music. Born in a Hindu family, he learned and perfected his art in the northwest region of modern Madhya Pradesh. He began his career and spent most of his adult life in the court and patronage of the Hindu king of Rewa, Raja Ramchandra Singh (r.1555–1592), where Tansen’s musical abilities and studies gained widespread fame. This reputation brought him to the attention of the Mughal Emperor Akbar, who sent messengers to Raja Ramchandra Singh, requesting Tansen to join the musicians at the Mughal court. Tansen did not want to go, but Raja Ramchandra Singh encouraged him to gain a wider audience, and sent him along with gifts to Akbar. In 1562, about the age of 60, the Vaishnava musician Tansen joined the Akbar court, and his performances became a subject of many court historians.

Numerous legends have been written about Tansen, mixing facts and fiction, and the historicity of these stories is doubtful.Akbar considered him as one of the Navaratnas (nine jewels), and gave him the title Mian, an honorific, meaning learned man.

Tansen was a composer, musician and vocalist, to whom many compositions have been attributed in northern regions of the Indian subcontinent. He was also an instrumentalist who popularized and improved musical instruments. He is among the most influential personalities in North Indian tradition of Indian classical music, called Hindustani. His 16th century studies in music and compositions inspired many, and he is considered by numerous North Indian gharana (regional music schools) as their lineage founder.

Tansen is remembered for his epic Dhrupad compositions, creating several new ragas, as well as for writing two classic books on music Sri Ganesh Stotra and Sangita Sara.

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India’s ASTROSAT makes rare discovery….

An artist's impression of Astrosat, with its various instruments mounted on top. Photo courtesy: ISRO

ASTROSAT, Indias first multi- wavelength satellite observatory, has detected an extreme ultraviolet (UV) light from a galaxy which is 9.3 billion light-years away from Earth, the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) said on Monday.null

A release from the Pune-based Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics said a global team led by IUCAA scientists have achieved the major breakthrough.

“Indias first multi-wavelength satellite, which has five unique X-ray and ultraviolet telescopes working in tandem, AstroSat, has detected extreme-UV light from a galaxy, called AUDFs01, 9.3 billion light-yearsaway from Earth,” said it said.

The discovery was made by an international team of astronomers led by Dr Kanak Saha, associate professor of astronomy at the IUCAA, and published on August 24 by ‘Nature Astronomy’, the release said.

This team comprised scientists from India, France, Switzerland, the USA, Japan and The Netherlands.

Saha and his team observed the galaxy, which is located in the Hubble Extreme Deep field, through AstroSat.

These observations lasted for more than 28 hours in October 2016, the release stated.

But it took nearly two years since then to carefully analyse the data to ascertain that the emission is indeed from the galaxy. Since UV radiation is absorbed by Earths atmosphere, it has to be observed from space, it said.

Earlier, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope (HST), a significantly larger than UVIT (UV imaging telescope), did not detect any UV emission (with energygreater than 13.6 eV) from this galaxy because it is too faint, it said.

AstroSat/UVIT was able to achieve this unique feat because the background noise in the UVITdetector is much less than the ones on HST,” said the release quoting Saha.

Saha said they knew it would be an uphill task to convince the international community that UVIT has recorded extreme-UV emission from this galaxy when more powerful HST has not.

Dr Somak Raychaudhury, Director of IUCAA, said, “This is a very important clue to how the dark ages of the universe ended and there was light in the universe.

“We need to know when this started, but it has been very hard to find the earliest sources of light. I am very proud that my colleagues have made such an important discovery