MY THOUGHTS ON PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA’S INDIA VISIT


MY THOUGHTS ON PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA’S INDIA VISIT :

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the US President Barack Obama shared their views in a radio conversation titled “MAAN KI BAAT”(Mindful Conversation) that was broadcast on January 27, 2015. I am sharing the transcript of this radio conversation. Both the leaders speak about shared values and the basis for friendly relations between both countries in very general terms. They want to speak directly from the heart and share some personal thoughts on issues without specifically touching issues such as foreign policy. It is claimed that enough information on policy matters was shared in the joint press conference. However, I am of the opinion that there is no transparency in their conversation. There is no Peace, there is no Freedom, there is no Justice, there is no democratic governance, and there is no free flow of information in the occupied territories of TIBET and the problem is of great concern since early 1950s. When the 34th President of the United States, Dwight David Eisenhower made his five-day visit to India from 09 December to 14 December, 1959, he expounded the need for relentless effort to secure Peace through promoting Freedom. He used the term “CRUSADE” to communicate the intensity of struggle and sacrifice that is involved if people have to find Peace in their personal lives. There is really no Peace until man enjoys his Natural Right to Freedom. Since 1959, India has been hosting the Tibetan Government-in-Exile, and I am totally surprised to note that these two leaders have not said a word about the plight of Tibetans and their military oppression.

Rudranarasimham Rebbapragada
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-4162, USA
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Mann ki baat: Modi, Obama Jan. 27, 2015

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Transcript of the special episode of ”Mann ki Baat”: PM Shri Narendra Modi and US President Shri Barack Obama share their thoughts on Radio

(Hon’ble Shri Narendra Modi):

Today, Shri Barack Obama, President of the United States, joins us in a special programme of Mann Ki Baat. For the last few months, I have been sharing my “Mann Ki Baat” with you. But today, people from various parts of the country have asked questions.
But most of the questions are connected to politics, foreign policy, economic policy. However, some questions touch the heart. And I believe if we touch those questions today, we shall be able to reach out to the common man in different parts of the country. And therefore, the questions asked in press conferences, or discussed in meetings – instead of those – if we discuss what comes from the heart, and repeat it, hum it, we get a new energy. And therefore, in my opinion, those questions are more important. Some people wonder, what does “Barack” mean? I was searching for the meaning of Barack. In Swahili language, which is spoken in parts of Africa, Barack means, one who is blessed. I believe, along with a name, his family gave him a big gift.
African countries have lived by the ancient idea of ‘Ubuntu’, which alludes to the ‘oneness in humanity’. They say – “I am, because we are”. Despite the gap in centuries and borders, there is the same spirit of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, which speak of in India. This is the great shared heritage of humanity. This unites us. When we discuss Mahatma Gandhi, we remember Henry Thoreau, from whom Mahatma Gandhi learnt disobedience. When we talk about Martin Luther King or Obama, we hear from their lips, respect for Mahatma Gandhi. These are the things that unite the world.
Today, Barack Obama is with us. I will first request him to share his thoughts. Then, I and Barack will both answer the questions that have been addressed to us.

I request President Barack Obama to say a few words.

(Hon’ble Shri Barack Obama):

Namaste! Thank you Prime Minister Modi for your kind words and for the incredible hospitality you have shown me and my wife Michelle on this visit and let me say to the people of India how honoured I am to be the first American President to join you for Republic Day; and I’m told that this is also the first ever Radio address by an Indian Prime Minister and an American President together, so we’re making a lot of history in a short time. Now to the people of India listening all across this great nation. It’s wonderful to be able to speak you directly. We just come from discussions in which we affirmed that India and the United States are natural partners, because we have so much in common. We are two great democracies, two innovative economies, two diverse societies dedicated to empowering individuals. We are linked together by millions of proud Indian Americans who still have family and carry on traditions from India. And I want to say to the Prime Minister how much I appreciate your strong personal commitment to strengthening the relationship between these two countries.

People are very excited in the United States about the energy that Prime Minister Modi is bringing to efforts in this country to reduce extreme poverty and lift people up, to empower women, to provide access to electricity, and clean energy and invest in infrastructure, and the education system. And on all these issues, we want to be partners. Because many of the efforts that I am promoting inside the United States to make sure that the young people get the best education possible, to make sure that the ordinary people are properly compensated for their labour, and paid fair wages, and have job security and health care. These are the same kinds of issues that Prime Minister Modi, I know cares so deeply about here. And I think there’s a common theme in these issues. It gives us a chance to reaffirm what Gandhi ji reminded us, should be a central aim of our lives. And that is, we should endeavour to seek God through service of humanity because God is in everyone. So these shared values, these convictions, are a large part of why I am so committed to this relationship. I believe that if the United States and India join together on the world stage around these values, then not only will our peoples be better off, but I think the world will be more prosperous and more peaceful and more secure for the future. So thank you so much Mr. Prime Minister, for giving me this opportunity to be with you here today.

(Hon’ble Shri Narendra Modi):

Barack the first question comes from Raj from Mumbai

His question is, the whole world knows about your love for your daughters. How will you tell your daughters about youre experience of India? Do you plan to do some shopping for them?

(Hon’ble Shri Barack Obama):

Well first of all they very much wanted to come. They are fascinated by India, Unfortunately each time that I have taken a trip here, they had school and they couldn’t leave school. And in fact, Malia, my older daughter, had exams just recently. They are fascinated by the culture, and the history of India, in part because of my influence I think, they are deeply moved by India’s movement to Independence, and the role that Gandhi played, in not only the non-violent strategies here in India, but how those ended up influencing the non-violent Civil Rights Movement in the United States. So when I go back I am going to tell them that India is as magnificent as they imagined. And I am quite sure that they are going to insist that I bring them back the next time I visit. It may not be during my Presidency, but afterwards they will definitely want to come and visit.
And I will definitely do some shopping for them. Although I can’t go to the stores myself, so I have to have my team do the shopping for me. And I’ll get some advice from Michelle, because she probably has a better sense of what they would like.

(Hon’ble Shri Narendra Modi):

Barack said he will come with his daughters. I extend an invitation to you. Whether you come as President, or thereafter, India looks forward to welcoming you and your daughters.

Sanika Diwan from Pune, Maharashtra has asked me a question. She asks me, whether I have sought assistance from President Obama for the Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Mission

Sanika you have asked a good question. There is a lot of worry because of the sex ratio in India. For every 1000 boys, the number of girls is less. And the main reason for this is that, there is a defect in our attitudes towards boys and girls.
Whether or not I seek help from President Obama, his life is in itself an inspiration. The way he has brought up his two daughters, the way he is proud of his two daughters.
In our country too, I meet many families who have only daughters. And they bring up their daughters with such pride, give them such respect, that is the biggest inspiration. I believe that inspiration is our strength. And in response to your question, I would like to say, to save the girl child, to educate the girl child, this is our social duty, cultural duty, and humanitarian responsibility. We should honour it.

Barack, there is a question for you. The second question for President Obama comes through e-mail: Dr. Kamlesh Upadhyay, a Doctor based in Ahmedabad, Gujarat – Your wife is doing extensive work on tackling modern health challenges like obesity and diabetes. These are increasingly being faced in India as well. Would you and the First Lady like to return to India to work on these issues after your Presidency, just like Bill and Melinda Gates?

(Hon’ble Barack Obama):

Well, we very much look forward to partnering with organizations, and the government and non-governmental organizations here in India, around broader Public Health issues including the issue of obesity. I am very proud of the work that Michelle has done on this issue. We’re seeing a world-wide epidemic of obesity, in many cases starting at a very young age. And a part of it has to do with increase in processed foods, not naturally prepared. Part of it is a lack of activity for too many children. And once they are on this path, it can lead to a life time of health challenges. This is an issue that we would like to work on internationally, including here in India. And it is a part of a broader set of issues around global health that we need to address. The Prime Minister and I have discussed, for example, how we can do a better job in dealing with issues like pandemic. And making sure that we have good alert systems so that if a disease like Ebola, or a deadly flu virus, or Polio appears, it is detected quickly and then treated quickly so that it doesn’t spread. The public health infrastructure around the world needs to be improved. I think the Prime Minister is doing a great job in focusing on these issues here in India. And India has a lot to teach many other countries who may not be advancing as rapidly in improving this public health sector. But it has an impact on everything, because if children are sick they can’t concentrate in school and they fall behind. It has a huge economic impact on the countries involved and so we think that there is a lot of progress to be made here and I am very excited about the possibilities of considering this work even after I leave office.

(Hon’ble Shri Narendra Modi):

Mr. Arjun asks me a question. An interesting question. He says he has seen an old photo of me as a tourist outside the White House. He asks me what touched me when I went there last September.

It is true that when I first went to America, I was not lucky enough to visit the White House. There is an iron fence far from the White House. We stood outside the fence and took a photograph. White House is visible in the background. Now that I have become Prime Minister, that photo too has become popular. But at that time, I had never thought that sometime in my life, I would get a chance to visit the White House. But when I visited the White House, one thing touched my heart. I can never forget that. Barack gave me a book, a book that he had located after considerable effort. That book had become famous in 1894. Swami Vivekananda, the inspiration of my life, had gone to Chicago to participate in the World Religions Conference. And this book was a compilation of the speeches delivered at the World Religions Conference. That touched my heart. And not just this. He turned the pages of the book, and showed me what was written there. He had gone through the entire book! And he told me with pride, I come from the Chicago where Swami Vivekananda had come. These words touched my heart a lot. And I will treasure this throughout my life. So once, standing far from the White House and taking a photo, and then, to visit the White House, and to receive a book on someone whom I respect. You can imagine, how it would have touched my heart.

Barack there is a question for you. Himani from Ludhiana, Punjab. Question is for you ……:

(Hon’ble Shri Barack Obama):

Well the question is “Did you both imagine you would reach the positions that you’ve reached today?”

And it is interesting, Mr. Prime Minister, your talking about the first time you visited White House and being outside that iron fence. The same is true for me. When I first went to the White House, I stood outside that same fence, and looked in, and I certainly did not imagine that I would ever be visiting there, much less living there. You know, I think both of us have been blessed with an extraordinary opportunity, coming from relatively humble beginnings. And when I think about what’s best in America and what’s best in India, the notion that a tea seller or somebody who’s born to a single mother like me, could end up leading our countries, is an extraordinary example of the opportunities that exist within our countries. Now I think, a part of what motivates both you and I, is the belief that there are millions of children out there who have the same potential but may not have the same education, may not be getting exposed to opportunities in the same way, and so a part of our job, a part of government’s job is that young people who have talent, and who have drive and are willing to work for, are able to succeed. And that’s why we are emphasizing school, higher education. Making sure that children are healthy and making sure those opportunities are available to children of all backgrounds, girls and boys, people of all religious faiths and of all races in the United States is so important. Because you never know who might be the next Prime Minister of India, or who might be the next President of United States. They might not always look the part right off the bat. And they might just surprise you if you give them the chance.

(Hon’ble Shri Narendra Modi):

Thank you Barack.

Himani from Ludhiana has also asked me this question – did I ever imagine I would reach this high office?

No. I never imagined it. Because, as Barack said, I come from a very ordinary family. But for a long time, I have been telling everyone, never dream of becoming something. If you wish to dream, dream of doing something. When we do something, we get satisfaction, and also get inspiration to do something new. If we only dream of becoming something, and cannot fulfil the dream, then we only get disappointed. And therefore, I never dreamt of becoming something. Even today, I have no dream of becoming something. But I do dream of doing something. Serving Mother India, serving 125 crore Indians, there can be no greater dream than this. That is what I have to do. I am thankful to Himani.

There is a question for Barack from Omprakash. Omprakash is studying Sanskrit at JNU. He belongs to Jhunjunu, Rajasthan. Om Prakash is convener of special centre for Sanskrit Studies in JNU.

(Hon’ble Shri Barack Obama):

Well this is a very interesting question. His question is, the youth of the new generation is a global citizen. He is not limited by time or boundaries. In such a situation what should be the approach by our leadership, governments as well as societies at large.

I think this is a very important question. When I look at this generation that is coming up, they are exposed to the world in ways that you and I could hardly imagine. They have the world at their fingertips, literally. They can, using their mobile phone, get information and images from all around the world and that’s extraordinarily powerful. And what that means, I think is that, governments and leaders cannot simply try to govern, or rule, by a top-down strategy. But rather have to reach out to people in an inclusive way, and an open way, and a transparent way. And engage in a dialogue with citizens, about the direction of their country. And one of the great things about India and the United States is that we are both open societies. And we have confidence and faith that when citizens have information, and there is a vigorous debate, that over time even though sometimes democracy is frustrating, the best decisions and the most stable societies emerge and the most prosperous societies emerge. And new ideas are constantly being exchanged. And technology today I think facilitates that, not just within countries, but across countries. And so, I have much greater faith in India and the United States, countries that are open information societies, in being able to succeed and thrive in this New Information Age; than closed societies that try to control the information that citizens receive. Because ultimately that’s no longer possible. Information will flow inevitably, one way or the other, and we want to make sure we are fostering a healthy debate and a good conversation between all peoples.

(Hon’ble Shri Narendra Modi):

Omprakash wants me too, to answer the question that has been asked to Barack.

Barack has given a very good answer. It is inspiring. I will only say, that once upon a time, there were people inspired primarily by the Communist ideology. They gave a call: Workers of the world, Unite. This slogan lasted for several decades. I believe, looking at the strength and reach of today’s youth, I would say, Youth, Unite the world. I believe they have the strength and they can do it.

The next question is from CA Pikashoo Mutha from Mumbai, and he asks me, which American leader has inspired you

When I was young, I used to see Kennedy’s pictures in Indian newspapers. His personality was very impressive. But your question is, who has inspired me. I liked reading as a child. And I got an opportunity to read the biography of Benjamin Franklin. He lived in the eighteenth century. And he was not an American President. But his biography is so inspiring – how a person can intelligently try to change his life.
If we feel excessively sleepy, how can we reduce that?
If we feel like eating too much, how can we work towards eating less?
If people get upset with you that cannot meet them, because of the pressure of work, then how to solve this problem?
He has addressed such issues in his biography. And I tell everyone, we should read Benjamin Franklin’s biography. Even today, it inspires me. And Benjamin Franklin had a multi-dimensional personality. He was a politician, he was a political scientist, he was a social worker, he was a diplomat. And he came from an ordinary family. He could not even complete his education. But till today, his thoughts have an impact on American life. I find his life truly inspiring. And I tell you too, if you read his biography, you will find ways to transform your life too. And he has talked about simple things. So I feel you will be inspired as much as I have been.

There is a question for Barack, from Monika Bhatia.
(Hon’ble Shri Barack Obama):

Well the question is “As leaders of two major economies, what inspires you and makes you smile at the end of a bad day at work?”
And that is a very good question. I say sometimes, that the only problems that come to my desk are the ones that nobody else solves. If they were easy questions, then somebody else would have solved them before they reached me. So there are days when it’s tough and frustrating. And that’s true in Foreign Affairs. That is true in Domestic Affairs. But I tell you what inspires me, and I don’t know Mr. Prime Minister if you share this view – almost every day I meet somebody who tells me, “You made a difference in my life.”
So they’ll say, “The Health-Care law that you passed, saved my child who didn’t have health insurance.” And they were able to get an examination from a Physician, and they caught an early tumour, and now he is doing fine.
Or they will say “You helped me save my home during the economic crisis.”
Or they’ll say, “I couldn’t afford college, and the program you set up has allowed me to go to the university.”
And sometimes they are thanking you for things that you did four or five years ago. Sometimes they are thanking you for things you don’t even remember, or you’re not thinking about that day. But it is a reminder of what you said earlier, which is, if you focus on getting things done as opposed to just occupying an office or maintaining power, then the satisfaction that you get is unmatched. And the good thing about service is that anybody can do it. If you are helping somebody else, the satisfaction that you can get from that, I think, exceeds anything else that you can do. And that’s usually what makes me inspired to do more, and helps get through the challenges and difficulties that we all have. Because obviously we are not the only people with bad days at work. I think everybody knows what it is like to have a bad day at work. You just have to keep on working through it. Eventually you make a difference.
(Hon’ble Shri Narendra Modi):

Indeed Barack has spoken words from the heart (Mann Ki Baat). Whatever position we may hold, we are human too. Simple things can inspire us. I also wish to narrate an experience. For many years, I was like an ascetic. I got food at other people’s homes. Whoever invited me, used to feed me as well. Once a family invited me over for a meal, repeatedly. I would not go, because I felt they are too poor, and if I go to eat at their place, I will become a burden on them. But eventually, I had to bow to their request and love. And I went to eat a meal at their home. It was a small hut, where we sat down to eat. They offered me roti made of bajra (millet), and mik. Their young child was looking at the milk. I felt, the child has never even seen milk. So I gave that small bowl of milk to the child. And he drank it within seconds. His family members were angry with him. And I felt that perhaps that child has never had any milk, apart from his mother’s milk. And maybe, they had bought milk so that I could have a good meal. This incident inspired me a lot. A poor person living in a hut could think so much about my well-being. So I should devote my life to their service. So these are the things that serve as inspiration. And Barack has also spoken about what can touch the heart.
I am thankful to Barack, he has given so much time. And I am thankful to my countrymen for listening to Mann Ki Baat. I know radio reaches every home and every lane of India. And this Mann Ki Baat, this special Mann Ki Baat will echo forever.
I have an idea. I share it with you. There should be an e-book made of the talk between Barack and me today. I hope the organizers of Mann Ki Baat will release this e-book. And to you all, who have listened to Mann Ki Baat, I also say, do participate in this. And the best hundred thoughts that emerge out of this, will also be added to this e-book. And I want you to write to us on Twitter, on Facebook, or online, using the hashtag #YesWeCan.

• Eliminate Poverty – #YesWeCan
• Quality Healthcare to All – #YesWeCan
• Youth empowered with Education – #YesWeCan
• Jobs for All – #YesWeCan
• End to Terrorism – #YesWeCan
• Global Peace and Progress – #YesWeCan

I want you to send your thoughts, experiences and feelings after listening to Mann Ki Baat. From them, we will select the best hundred, and we will add them to the book containing the talk that Barack and I have had. And I believe, this will truly become, the Mann Ki Baat of us all.

Once again, a big thank you to Barack. And to all of you. Barack’s visit to India on this pious occasion of 26th January, is a matter of pride for me and for the country.

Thank you very much.

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January 27, 2015

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THE CRUSADE FOR PEACE THROUGH FREEDOM


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US President Barack Obama was the guest of honor at India’s celebration of its 66th Republic Day on Monday, January 26, 2015. This is the first time in the history of Republic of India, the US President is  the guest of honor at the Republic Day Parade. There is a palpable sense of warmth, friendship, and cordiality between President Obama and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi. On behalf of Special Frontier Force I have to admit that India and the United States are not marching towards the goal of winning Peace through Freedom, a journey that these two nations started during 1950s. I would like to share the memories of the historical Five-Day visit to India by 34th US President Dwight David Eisenhower from 09 December to 14 December 1959. India and the United States joined hands to secure Peace and Freedom in the Occupied Land of Tibet . The military organization called Special Frontier Force( also known as Establishment No. 22) truly represents the legacy of President Eisenhower who captivated the hearts of Indian people with his call for a Crusade for Peace through Freedom. We have yet to fight this Battle to secure Peace, Freedom, Democracy, and Justice in the Land of Tibet. US President Obama, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have failed to mention the Great Problem of Tibet which gave the stimulus for formulating friendly relations between the US and India. Even if the word ‘TIBET’ is not mentioned during President Obama’s visit to India, I can most positively assert that TIBET would remain the central focus of India’s relationship with the United States. The military occupation of TIBET poses the greatest danger to Peace, Freedom, Democracy, and Human Rights in the world. The problem will not go away and the real solution for the military occupation of TIBET is  the Eviction of Military Occupier from the territories of Tibet.

Rudranarasimham Rebbapragada
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-4162, USA
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WHOLE DESIGNER – WHOLE ARTIST – WHOLE AESTHETICS


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Plants have the ability of Photoreception but do not have organs of sense perception like eyes. They produce flowers as if an artist is at work. The flowers below all have two things in common: They’re beautiful, and they remind the human eye of something else entirely. These are flowers are just stunning works of art by nature.


Monkey Face Orchid ( Dracula Simia )

Moth Orchid ( Phalaenopsis )

Naked Man Orchid ( Orchis Italica )

Hooker’s Lips ( Psychotria Elata )

Dancing Girls ( Impatiens Bequaertii )

Laughing Bumble Bee Orchid
( Ophrys Bomybliflora )

Swaddled Babies ( Anguloa Uniflora )

Parrot Flower ( Impatiens Psittacina )

Snap Dragon Seed Pod ( Antirrhinum )

Flying Duck Orchid ( Caleana Major )

An orchid that looks remarkably like a tiger

Happy Alien ( Calceolaria Uniflora )

And his fellow aliens

Angel Orchid ( Habenaria Grandifloriformis )

Dove Orchid Or Holy Ghost Orchid
( Peristeria Elata )

White Egret Orchid ( Habenaria Radiata )

The Darth Vader ( Aristolochia Salvadorensis )

An Orchid That Looks Like A Ballerina

NATURE IS AMAZING & ASTONISHING….

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THE ART OF SELF-DISCIPLINE


THE ART OF SELF-DISCIPLINE : “KRAMA SIKSHA”,  the instruction to impart physical and mental Discipline has a physiological basis. A part of human brain called ‘Reticular Formation’ functions like Spirit or Soul to control, to guide, and to regulate ‘Intellect'(“BUDDHI”), Mind(“MANAH”), Senses(“INDRIYA”), and Body(“DEHA”).

THE ART OF SELF-DISCIPLINE : "KRAMA SIKSHA" THE INSTRUCTION TO IMPART PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DISCIPLINE HAS A PHYSIOLOGICAL BASIS AS A PART OF HUMAN BRAIN FUNCTIONS LIKE SPIRIT OR SOUL TO CONTROL, TO GUIDE, AND TO REGULATE INTELLECT, MIND, AND THE SENSES . THIS IS THE IMAGE OF THE MADRAS REGIMENT TAKING PART IN 65th REPUBLIC DAY PARADE IN NEW DELHI, INDIA.
THE ART OF SELF-DISCIPLINE : “KRAMA SIKSHA” THE INSTRUCTION TO IMPART PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DISCIPLINE HAS A PHYSIOLOGICAL BASIS AS A PART OF HUMAN BRAIN FUNCTIONS LIKE SPIRIT OR SOUL TO CONTROL, TO GUIDE, AND TO REGULATE INTELLECT, MIND,   SENSES, AND BODY . THIS IS THE IMAGE OF THE MADRAS REGIMENT TAKING PART IN 65th REPUBLIC DAY PARADE IN NEW DELHI, INDIA.

This is a tribute to all the men and women who serve India in Uniform after undergoing rigorous training enduring pain and hardships. The “DRILL”,  such as marching together during ceremonial parades, testifies to the process of teaching the ‘Art of Self-Discipline’.

THE ART OF SELF-DISCIPLINE : IN MY VIEW, MILITARY DISCIPLINE IS A SPIRITUAL PRACTICE. SUCCESS OR VICTORY IN THE BATTLEFIELD IS ACCOMPLISHED BY DESTROYING THE ENEMY. MILITARY TRAINS TO DEFEAT AN EXTERNAL ENEMY AND A SPIRITUAL PRACTITIONER OR SADHAK TRAINS TO DESTROY ONE'S OWN INTERNAL ENEMIES.
THE ART OF SELF-DISCIPLINE : “KRAMA SIKSHA .”   IN MY VIEW, MILITARY DISCIPLINE IS A SPIRITUAL PRACTICE. SUCCESS OR VICTORY IN THE BATTLEFIELD IS ACCOMPLISHED BY DESTROYING THE ENEMY. MILITARY TRAINS TO DEFEAT AN EXTERNAL ENEMY AND A SPIRITUAL PRACTITIONER OR SADHAK TRAINS TO DESTROY ONE’S OWN INTERNAL ENEMIES.

Discipline is training that develops Self-Control, character, orderliness, and efficiency. It may imply strict control to enforce obedience, acceptance of or submission to authority. While Discipline requires training that molds, instructs, and corrects personal behavior, the concept of Self-Discipline is often used in the context of a Spiritual Practice. For all practical purposes Self-Discipline is like Military Discipline which uses training apart from verbal instruction, encouragement, and teaching as its tools. Soldiers  master the Art of Self-Discipline to take responsibility for all of their actions, speech, and mannerisms.

THE ART OF SELF-DISCIPLINE : A BOXER WITH GOOD REFLEXES HAS THE ABILITY TO REACT QUICKLY AND EFFECTIVELY . THE TRAINING FOCUSES UPON DEVELOPING QUICK, AUTOMATIC, OR HABITUAL MOTOR REFLEXES AND THE BOXER REACTS WITHOUT GETTING DISTRACTED BY HIS OWN INTELLECT, MIND, SENSES, AND BODY IGNORING HIS OWN PAIN AND INJURIES.
THE ART OF SELF-DISCIPLINE : A BOXER WITH GOOD REFLEXES HAS THE ABILITY TO REACT QUICKLY AND EFFECTIVELY . THE TRAINING FOCUSES UPON DEVELOPING QUICK, AUTOMATIC, OR HABITUAL MOTOR REFLEXES AND THE BOXER REACTS WITHOUT GETTING DISTRACTED BY HIS OWN INTELLECT, MIND, SENSES, AND BODY IGNORING HIS OWN PAIN AND INJURIES.

Just like training for Boxing, military training gives the ability to react quickly, effectively in a reflex action. The military Drill disciplines the Mind and Body to make the man to make quick, automatic or habitual responses when he hears the words of Command. Both Military and Spiritual Disciplines recognize their need for training to achieve the objective of destroying an Enemy who hinders the path to Success or Victory. Military Discipline imparts the ability to fight an external Enemy on the battlefield and Spiritual Discipline is about fighting one’s own internal Enemy. Combating and overcoming an Enemy is of utmost importance to both types of Discipline. In either case, Discipline has the following characteristics: 1. Devotion(“SRADDHA”), 2. Humility(“NAMRATA”-“NIGARVI”), 3. Temperance(“NIYAMA” -“NIGRAHA”), and 4. Perseverance(“KSHAMA”).  These attributes or qualities are acquired through training and are found in a trained Soldier and a Spiritual Practitioner or “SADHAK.”

THE ART OF SELF-DISCIPLINE : IN MY VIEW, A MAN IN UNIFORM IS A SPIRITUAL PRACTITIONER OR SADHAK AS THE TRAINING INVOLVES DEVOTION TO LEARNING AND SUBMISSION TO A SOURCE OF HIGHER AUTHORITY.
THE ART OF SELF-DISCIPLINE : “KRAMA SIKSHA .”  IN MY VIEW, A MAN IN UNIFORM IS A SPIRITUAL PRACTITIONER OR SADHAK AS THE TRAINING INVOLVES DEVOTION TO LEARNING AND SUBMISSION TO A SOURCE OF HIGHER AUTHORITY.

Discipline involves the ability to endure hardship. No Discipline is entirely pleasant to begin with. The training imposes pain and builds up pain tolerance and pain resistance. In my view, a Spiritual Practitioner or “SADHAK” and a Soldier face the same kind of challenges to overcome lethargy, inertia and accept physical and mental fatigue as a necessary burden to win their Battle.

THE ART OF SELF-DISCIPLINE : IN MY VIEW, A SOLDIER AND A SPIRITUAL PRACTITIONER OR SADHAK FACE THE SAME KIND OF CHALLENGES. FIRSTLY, TRAINING DEMANDS TOLERANCE OF PAIN AND HARDSHIP.
THE ART OF SELF-DISCIPLINE : “KRAMA SIKSHA .”  IN MY VIEW, A SOLDIER AND A SPIRITUAL PRACTITIONER OR SADHAK FACE THE SAME KIND OF CHALLENGES. FIRSTLY, TRAINING DEMANDS TOLERANCE OF PAIN AND HARDSHIP.

Devotion(Sraddha) speaks of the fact, quality or state of being devoted. The quality called  devotion in   physical or mental tasks generates feelings of faithfulness, loyalty, and deep affection. Devotion means to give up oneself or one’s time, energy, etc., to some purpose or activity. The attitude called Discipline involves applying oneself with seriousness or earnestness. The purpose of close-order military drill is that of instilling ideas in the person by repeated exercises. A devoted Soldier dedicates himself to his primary task of fighting a battle and willingly prepares himself to get exposed to the risk or danger of severe bodily injury or even loss of life.

THE ART OF SELF-DISCIPLINE : DISCIPLINE IS AN ATTITUDE THAT IS DISPLAYED BY A QUALITY CALLED DEVOTION. A DEVOTED SOLDIER PERFORMS HIS TASKS WITH SERIOUSNESS AND EARNESTNESS AND HAS FEELINGS OF LOYALTY, FAITHFULNESS, AND DEEP AFFECTION.
THE ART OF SELF-DISCIPLINE : “KRAMA SIKSHA .”  DISCIPLINE IS AN ATTITUDE THAT IS DISPLAYED BY A QUALITY CALLED DEVOTION . A DEVOTED SOLDIER PERFORMS HIS TASKS WITH SERIOUSNESS AND EARNESTNESS. HIS DEVOTION TO HIS DUTY  INCLUDES FEELINGS OF LOYALTY, FAITHFULNESS, AND DEEP AFFECTION.

Humility(Namrata – Nigarvi) is the state or quality of being humble;  absence of self-pride or arrogance. A trained Soldier takes pride in his Service, takes pride in his Unit or Regiment, and takes pride in the dress or uniform that he wears. But, the training that imparts Discipline transforms the Soldier into a man of Humility for he recognizes that self-pride or arrogance are of no use in the learning process.

THE ART OF SELF-DISCIPLINE : DISCIPLINE DEMANDS THE USE OF TEMPERANCE. A TRAINED SOLDIER IS NOT SELF-INDULGENT. SOLDIERS USE SELF-RESTRAINT IN THEIR ACTIONS AND SPEECH. SOLDIERS USE MODERATION IN THE USE OF FOOD AND DRINK FOR THEY LEARN TO REGULATE ALL ASPECTS OF THEIR BEHAVIOR AND CONDUCT.
THE ART OF SELF-DISCIPLINE : “KRAMA SIKSHA .”  DISCIPLINE  DEMANDS  THE  USE  OF  TEMPERANCE .  A TRAINED  SOLDIER  IS  NOT  SELF-INDULGENT. SOLDIERS  USE  SELF-RESTRAINT  IN  THEIR ACTIONS  AND  SPEECH .  SOLDIERS  USE  MODERATION  IN  THE  USE  OF  FOOD  AND  DRINK FOR THEY LEARN TO REGULATE  ALL  ASPECTS  OF  THEIR  BEHAVIOR  AND  CONDUCT.

Temperance(Niyama – Nigraha) is the state or quality of being moderate in indulging the appetites; it involves self-restraint in conduct, expression, not self-indulgent, moderate in one’s actions, speech, apart from moderation in the use of food, and alcohol. A basic quality of a trained Soldier is that of Self-Restraint.

THE ART OF SELF-DISCIPLINE : A TRAINED SOLDIER ACQUIRES THE QUALITY CALLED PERSEVERANCE. A SOLDIER IS STEADFAST, HAS THE QUALITY OF PERSISTENCE AND HE CONTINUES HIS EFFORT IN SPITE OF DIFFICULTY AND STIFF OPPOSITION.
THE ART OF SELF-DISCIPLINE : “KRAMA SIKSHA .”  A TRAINED SOLDIER ACQUIRES THE QUALITY CALLED PERSEVERANCE .  A  SOLDIER  IS  STEADFAST, HAS  THE  QUALITY  OF  PERSISTENCE  AND  HE CONTINUES  HIS  EFFORT  IN  SPITE  OF  DIFFICULTY  AND  STIFF  OPPOSITION .

Perseverance(Kshama) is the act of continued, patient effort;  quality of persistence to continue the effort in spite of difficulty or stiff opposition. A trained Soldier is steadfast in his purpose, and he continues his physical or mental activity without shifting to another task because of distractions or of a change in stimulus. Perseverance is the other name for Discipline.

THE ART OF SELF-DISCIPLINE : BOTH MAN AND ANIMAL COME TOGETHER TO MOVE WITH DISCIPLINE AS TRAINING MAKES DISCIPLINE THEIR SECOND NATURE.
THE ART OF SELF-DISCIPLINE : “KRAMA SIKSHA .”  BOTH MAN AND ANIMAL COME TOGETHER TO MOVE WITH DISCIPLINE AS TRAINING MAKES DISCIPLINE THEIR SECOND NATURE.

In my view, the training used by military to impart Discipline, and the techniques used by a Spiritual Practitioner to instill Self-Discipline use the same kind of approach to bring harmony in the interactions between body, and mind.

THE ART OF SELF-DISCIPLINE : THE TRAINING THAT IMPARTS MILITARY DISCIPLINE AND THE TECHNIQUES USED BY A SPIRITUAL PRACTITIONER OR SADHAK TO INSTILL SELF-DISCIPLINE AIM TO BRING HARMONY IN THE INTERACTIONS BETWEEN BODY AND MIND.
THE ART OF SELF-DISCIPLINE : “KRAMA SIKSHA .”   THE TRAINING THAT IMPARTS MILITARY DISCIPLINE AND THE TECHNIQUES USED BY A SPIRITUAL PRACTITIONER OR SADHAK TO INSTILL SELF-DISCIPLINE AIM TO BRING HARMONY IN THE INTERACTIONS BETWEEN BODY AND MIND.

In military training, the term Soul or Spirit is not used. The term “ESPRIT DE CORPS” refers to group spirit, sense of pride, honor, etc., shared by those in the same group such as a Regiment, or a Branch of Service. Military uses the term ‘spirit’ to describe the frame of mind, enthusiasm, and loyalty shared by a group of its members. If not in Science, in religion, and in philosophy, the terms Soul or Spirit describe a vital, animating Principle that is distinct from the body, and mind. In Indian tradition, it is held that the organs of Sense perception are superior to other organs and tissues of the human body, but more than the Senses, the Mind is superior but more than the Mind, the Intelligence is superior and more than the Intelligence that which is superior is the Seat of Individual Consciousness. Soul or Spirit is intimately associated with the function called Consciousness.

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THE ART OF SELF-DISCIPLINE : “KRAMA SIKSHA .”   INDIAN ARMY TRAINS ITS OFFICERS AT INDIAN MILITARY ACADEMY, DEHRADUN. THESE TRAINEES LEARN ABOUT “ESPRIT DE CORPS” WHICH MEANS GROUP SPIRIT, TAKING PRIDE, AND GIVING HONOR TO THEIR REGIMENTAL AFFILIATIONS.
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THE ART OF SELF-DISCIPLINE : “KRAMA SIKSHA .”   MILITARY TRAINING MANUALS MAY NOT USE THE TERM SPIRIT OR SOUL BUT CONSCIOUSNESS AND SELF-AWARENESS ARE IMPORTANT TO THE LEARNING PROCESS AT ANY MILITARY INSTITUTION . INDIAN PRESIDENT MRS. PRATIBHA PATIL IS SEEN IN THIS IMAGE REVIEWING A GUARD OF HONOR AT INDIAN MILITARY ACADEMY, DEHRADUN.

Science and military training manuals may not use the term Soul but Consciousness and Self-Awareness are important to the learning process at any Military Training Institution.

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THE ART OF SELF-DISCIPLINE : “KRAMA SIKSHA .”   WILLIAM  LYON  MACKENZIE  KING(1874-1950), PRIME MINISTER OF CANADA 1921-1930, & 1935-1948 .  A  GOOD  SOLDIER  IS  PRECISELY  LIKE  A GOOD  SPIRITUAL  PRACTITIONER  OR  SADHAK . BOTH  DEPEND  UPON  SELF-DENIAL  AND  SELF-DISCIPLINE  TO  ARRIVE  AT  THEIR  DESTINATION  OR  GOAL WHICH  DEFINES  THEIR PURPOSE  IN  LIFE .

A good Soldier is precisely like a good Spiritual Practitioner or Sadhak. Both depend upon Self-Denial and Self-Discipline to arrive at their destination or goal which defines their purpose in life.

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THE ART OF SELF-DISCIPLINE : “KRAMA SIKSHA .”  THEODORE   ROOSEVELT(1858-1919),  26th  PRESIDENT  OF  THE  UNITED  STATES(1901-1909).  DISPLAYED  THE  QUALITY  CALLED  SELF-DISCIPLINE TO MAKE  DETERMINED  EFFORTS TO OVERCOME  THE  FRAIL HEALTH  THAT  WOULD MARKEDLY  AFFECT  HIS  CHARACTER .

Discipline develops the character of the individual and Self-Control is the key to overcome the problems of Self-Destructive behaviors.

The Art of Self-Discipline-Napoleon Hill
THE ART OF SELF-DISCIPLINE : “KRAMA SIKSHA .”  NAPOLEON  HILL(1883-1970), AMERICAN AUTHOR IN THE AREA OF THE NEW THOUGHT MOVEMENT . ONE OF THE GREAT WRITERS ON SUCCESS . THE  MASTERY  OF  MIND  IS CENTRAL TO THE  TRAINING  THAT  ESTABLISHES  SELF-DISCIPLINE .

Self-Discipline is not about regulating human behavior and actions using the authority or power invested in the rules and regulations that man makes to bring orderliness and efficiency in the society. Military training establishes Self-Discipline using repeated exercises that instill ideas to control mental activities without using physical force and without using the strict Military Code for Conduct. The success of military training does not depend upon the ability to punish or reprimand people for their errant behavior. Military is a hierarchical organization and it uses a group of persons arranged in order of rank, grade, class, etc., to define the power or authority invested in each person. Man is  a complex organization, Indian tradition describes a hierarchy of structures or parts of man that can find unity while man acts helplessly according to the impulses born of the modes of material nature or “PRAKRIT.”

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THE ART OF SELF-DISCIPLINE : “KRAMA SIKSHA.”  INDIAN TRADITION RECOGNIZES THE OPERATION OF A HIERARCHY THAT IS INVOLVED IN MAN’S ACTIONS  AND  PHYSICAL BEHAVIORS . BUT,  MAN IS  DELUDED  BY A  FORCE  CALLED  “MAYA”  OR  ILLUSION THAT BREAKS  THE  CHAIN  OF COMMAND.

Indian tradition recognizes operation of a hierarchy of structures as shown in the above photo image. These structures identified as Body, Senses(Organs of Sense Perception such as the eyes, and ears), Mind, Intellect, and Soul have positions of importance according to a ranking system, and the thing with a superior rank can control the things with a subordinate rank. However, a force called “MAYA” or Illusion deludes man and breaks the Chain of Command.

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THE ART OF SELF-DISCIPLINE : “KRAMA SIKSHA”  HUMAN ORGANISM IS VERY COMPLEX .  UNDERSTANDING OF  HUMAN  ANATOMY  AND HUMAN  PHYSIOLOGY  HELPS TO  KNOW THE  BIOLOGICAL BASIS FOR MAN’S  BEHAVIOR  AND  ACTIONS. IN  MY  VIEW, THE BLUE-COLORED STRUCTURE  CALLED  RETICULAR  FORMATION IS  IDENTICAL  TO SOUL OR  SPIRIT DESCRIBED  IN  RELIGIOUS  SCRIPTURES  AND  PHILOSOPHICAL  WRITINGS. RETICULAR FORMATION, PONS, RAPHE NUCLEI, AND LOCUS COERULEUS MAINTAIN WAKEFULNESS.

Human organism is a very complex assembly of trillions of individual, independent, living cells and for purposes of structural and functional organization, these cells are  components of different tissues, organs, and organ systems. A basic understanding of human anatomy and human physiology explains the relationships between tissues, organs, and organ systems. Brain is a very important structure but it functions if and only if it is continuously supplied with oxygen and nutrients like glucose to maintain its own metabolic activities. But, the human body and vital organs like heart and lungs depend upon the brain structure called Brain Stem which has the vital regulatory centers that operate functions of respiration and circulation. Within the Brain Stem, the structure called Reticular Formation is identical to Soul or Spirit  described in religious scriptures and philosophical writings. Reticular Formation is the structure that is intimately associated with the control, regulation of those functions that help to establish man as a conscious, and breathing living entity.

THE ART OF SELF-DISCIPLINE :
THE ART OF SELF-DISCIPLINE : “KRAMA SIKSHA”  RETICULAR FORMATION IN THE CENTRAL BRAIN STEM EXTENDS FROM MEDULLA TO THALAMUS . RETICULAR FORMATION HAS CONNECTIONS WITH ALMOST ALL OTHER PARTS OF THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM . RETICULAR FORMATION REGULATES MUSCLES AND MOTOR REFLEX ACTIVITY. A TRAINED SOLDIER REACTS AUTOMATICALLY AND EFFECTIVELY WHEN HE HEARS THE WORDS OF COMMAND.

I am intentionally sharing several images of the structure known as Reticular Formation. It is in the central Brain Stem and extends from Medulla to Thalamus. It has connections with almost all other parts of the Central Nervous System(CNS), such as Spinal Cord, Cranial Nerve Nuclei, Cerebellum, Hypothalamus, Thalamus, Striatum , Limbic System , and Cerebral Cortex. This neural structure which I name as Soul or Spirit plays a central role to develop the trait called Self-Discipline. A disciplined Soldier reacts automatically, and effectively when he hears the words of Command . This reflex motor activity is possible because of the integrative role played by Reticular Formation.

THE ART OF SELF-DISCIPLINE :
THE ART OF SELF-DISCIPLINE : “KRAMA SIKSHA”  RETICULAR FORMATION DEPICTED AS GREEN-COLORED BAND IS A NETWORK OF PATHWAYS AND NUCLEI THROUGHOUT THE BRAIN STEM . IT CONNECTS MOTOR NERVES AND SENSORY NERVES TO AND FROM THE SPINAL CORD, THE CEREBELLUM, AND THE CEREBRAL CORTEX .

The Reticular Formation consists of more than 100 Brain Stem Nuclei. A single neuron in this network may have synapses with as many as 25,000 other neurons.

THE ART OF SELF-DISCIPLINE : TO UNDERSTAND THE PHYSIOLOGICAL BASIS FOR SELF-DISCIPLINE , I WOULD INVITE MY READERS TO GIVE ATTENTION TO THE ROLE OF RETICULAR FORMATION IN COMPOSING THE CONTENTS OF CONSCIOUSNESS.
THE ART OF SELF-DISCIPLINE : “KRAMA SIKSHA”  TO UNDERSTAND THE PHYSIOLOGICAL BASIS FOR SELF-DISCIPLINE , I WOULD INVITE MY READERS TO GIVE ATTENTION TO THE ROLE OF RETICULAR FORMATION IN COMPOSING THE CONTENTS OF CONSCIOUSNESS.

Reticular Formation plays an important role in composing the contents of Consciousness. It filters incoming stimuli to discriminate irrelevant background stimuli It regulates actions such as alert/sleep cycles, wakefulness, and behavioral arousal.

THE ART OF SELF-DISCIPLINE : MILITARY TRAINING AND SPIRITUAL PRACTICES TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE STRUCTURAL AND FUNCTIONAL ORGANIZATION OF BRAIN AND ITS ABILITY TO MAINTAIN ALERTNESS OR GENERAL AROUSAL TO ACCOMPLISH SPECIFIC ACTIONS IN THE PHYSICAL WORLD.
THE ART OF SELF-DISCIPLINE : “KRAMA SIKSHA”  MILITARY TRAINING AND SPIRITUAL PRACTICES TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE STRUCTURAL AND FUNCTIONAL ORGANIZATION OF BRAIN AND ITS ABILITY TO MAINTAIN ALERTNESS OR GENERAL AROUSAL TO ACCOMPLISH SPECIFIC ACTIONS IN THE PHYSICAL WORLD.

Reticular Formation running through Medulla, Pons, and Midbrain helps to coordinate, integrate, and regulate actions of different parts of the Central Nervous System. It is involved in 1. Regulation of Muscles, and Reflex activity, 2. Central transmission of Sensory impulses, 3. Respiration, 4. Cardiovascular responses, 5. Behavioral Arousal, and 6. Sleep. In Indian tradition, the Spirit or Soul exercises similar control to regulate, guide, and integrate the functions of Intellect, Mind, Senses, and Body. The Art of Discipline involves the use of such regulative, and integrative abilities.

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SPECIAL FRONTIER FORCE CELEBRATES ITS PARTNERSHIP WITH INDIAN ARMED FORCES


SPECIAL FRONTIER FORCE CELEBRATES ITS PARTNERSHIP WITH INDIAN ARMED FORCES :

SPECIAL  FRONTIER FORCE  IS CELEBRATING  ITS PARTNERSHIP  WITH  INDIAN  ARMED FORCES : INDIA'S TOP MILITARY COMMANDER, GENERAL DALBIR SINGH SUHAG, AVSM VSM  SERVED  AS  THE  INSPECTOR  GENERAL  OF  SPECIAL  FRONTIER  FORCE  FROM  APRIL  2009  TO  MARCH  2011.  INDIA  CELEBRATES  ITS 66th  REPUBLIC  DAY  ON  26 JANUARY 2015.
SPECIAL FRONTIER FORCE IS CELEBRATING ITS PARTNERSHIP WITH INDIAN ARMED FORCES : INDIA’S TOP MILITARY COMMANDER, GENERAL DALBIR SINGH SUHAG, AVSM VSM SERVED AS THE INSPECTOR GENERAL OF SPECIAL FRONTIER FORCE FROM APRIL 2009 TO MARCH 2011. INDIA CELEBRATES ITS 66th REPUBLIC DAY ON 26 JANUARY 2015.

On behalf of Special Frontier Force. Establishment No. 22, I am very pleased to share this post on Indian Armed Forces.

Rudranarasimham Rebbapragada
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-4162, USA
SPECIALFRONTIERFORCE.ESTABLISHMENT22

Indian Armed Forces

Facts About The Indian Armed Forces That’ll Make You Respect
Them Even More

The Indian Armed Forces, consisting of the Indian Army, the Indian Air Force, the Indian Navy and the Indian Coast Guard are India’s shield and sword, which keep our interests safe, our enemies at bay and the people of our country secure and free. They are respected and adored for their valor and sense of duty by the entire country. Many of us would know about their triumphs and stellar contributions to civilian life. But here are a few facts which will increase your respect for the Indian military ten-fold.

1. India controls the highest battlefield in the world, the Siachen glacier, at 5000 metres above Mean Sea Level (MSL).

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2. India has the biggest “voluntary” army in the world.

All serving and reserve personnel have actually “opted” for service. There is a provision for conscription (forced recruitment) in the constitution, but it has never been used.

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3. Indian soldiers are considered among the very best in high altitude and mountain warfare.

The Indian army’s High Altitude Warfare School (HAWS) is one of the most elite military training centers in the world and is frequented by Special Ops teams from the U.S, U.K & Russia. U.S Special Forces trained at HAWS before their deployment during the invasion of Afghanistan.

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4. India covertly tested its nuclear arsenal in the early 1970s and late 1990s without the CIA even knowing what was happening.

Till date, it is considered to be one of the CIA’s biggest failures in espionage and detection.

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5. Unlike other government organisations and institutions in India, there are no provisions for reservations based on caste or religion.

Soldiers are recruited based on their overall merit and fitness based on stringent tests and trials. And once a citizen of India joins the forces, he/she becomes a soldier. Nothing else. Nothing more.

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6. In the Battle of Longewala, on which the famous Bollywood movie “Border” is based, there were only two casualties on the Indian side.

The Battle of Longewala was fought in December 1971 between India and Pakistan, in which just 120 Indian Soldiers with 1 jeep mounted M40 recoilless rifle held the fort against 2000 Pakistani soldiers backed by 45 tanks and 1 mobile infantry brigade. Despite being heavily out-numbered, the Indian soldiers held their ground throughout the night and with the help of the Air Force, were able to completely rout the aggressors.

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7. Operation Rahat (2013) was one of the biggest civilian rescue operations ever carried out in the world.

It was carried out by the Indian Air Force to evacuate civilians affected by the floods in Uttarakhand in 2013. It was the biggest civilian rescue operations in the world carried out by any Air Force using helicopters. During the first phase of the operation from 17 June 2013, the IAF airlifted a total of about 20,000 people; flying a total of 2,140 sorties and dropping a total of 3,82,400 kg of relief material and equipment.

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8. The Ezhimala Naval Academy in Kerala is the largest of its kind in Asia.

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9. The Indian army has a horsed cavalry regiment. It is among one of the last 3 such regiments in the world.

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10. The Indian Air Force has an out-station base in Tajikistan and is seeking another in Afghanistan.

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11. The Indian Army built the highest bridge in the world.

The Bailey Bridge is the highest bridge in the world. It is located in the Ladakh valley between Dras and Suru rivers in the Himalayan mountains. It was built by the Indian Army in August 1982.

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12. The Military Engineering Services (MES) is one of the biggest construction agencies in India.

The MES and Border Roads Organisation (BRO) are together responsible for the construction and maintenance of some of the most awesome roads and bridges ever to have been built. To name a few, the Khardungla Pass (the highest motorable road in the world), the Magnetic Hill in Leh, etc.

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13. The Indo Pakistan War of 1971 came to end with the surrender of about 93,000 combatants and officials of the Pakistani Army.

This is the largest number of POWs taken into custody since World War II. The war resulted in the creation of the independent state of Bangladesh.

 

I WISH TO ADD THE FOLLOWING AS AN HONORARIUM TO ALL OUR SOLDIERS (RECEIVED FROM A FRIEND)

THE FINAL INTERVIEW WITH GOD.

MOST TOUCHING THE FINAL INSPECTION

The soldier stood and faced God,
which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

‘Step forward now, you soldier,
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My Church have you been true?’

The soldier squared his shoulders and said,
‘No, Lord, I guess I isn’t.
Because those of us who carry guns,
Can’t always be a saint.

I’ve had to work most Sundays,
And at times my talk was tough.
And sometimes I’ve been violent,
Because the world is awfully rough.

But, I never took a penny,
That wasn’t mine to keep…
Though I worked a lot of overtime,
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God, forgive me,
I’ve wept unmanly tears.

I know I don’t deserve a place,
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around,
Except to calm their fears.

If you’ve a place for me here, Lord,
It needn’t be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don’t, I’ll understand.

There was a silence all around the throne,
Where the saints had often trod.
As the soldier waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.

‘Step forward now, you soldier,
You’ve borne your burdens well.
Walk peacefully on Heaven’s streets,
You’ve done your time in Hell.’

Author Unknown~

Don’t Break This – Without Apology

Thinking of all the soldiers of the free world.

I’m not breaking this one. If I get it a 1000 times, I’ll forward it a 1000 times! Let us pray

A Prayer chain for our military… Don’t break it!
Send this on after a short prayer for our soldiers – Please Don’t break it!

GOD BLESS YOU FOR PASSING IT ON!

It’s the Military, not the reporter who has given us the freedom of the press. It’s the Military, not the poet, who has given us the freedom of speech. It’s the Military, not the politicians that ensures our right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It’s the Military who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag.If you care to offer the smallest token of recognition and appreciation for the military, please pass this on and pray for our men and women who have served and are currently serving our country and pray for those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for freedom. Warm regards,

JAI HIND

TODAY IS THE OLDEST YOU’VE EVER BEEN,YET THE YOUNGEST YOU’LL EVER BE,SO ENJOY THIS DAY WHILE IT LASTS AND LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST WHILE YOU CAN……..

THE ART OF SPIRITUAL LIVING


THE ART OF SPIRITUAL LIVING :

THE ART OF SPIRITUAL LIVING : SPIRITUALITY IS NOT AN INQUIRY OR INVESTIGATION ABOUT EXISTENCE OF GOD. THE PURPOSE OF SPIRITUALITY IS NOT THAT OF BECOMING FAMOUS BY GETTING ELEVATED TO SAINTHOOD.
THE ART OF SPIRITUAL LIVING : SPIRITUALITY IS NOT AN INQUIRY OR INVESTIGATION ABOUT EXISTENCE OF GOD. THE PURPOSE OF SPIRITUALITY IS NOT THAT OF BECOMING FAMOUS BY GETTING ELEVATED TO SAINTHOOD.

From the beginning of human history, the ideas about Spirituality included a desire to find Peace, Harmony, and Tranquility in all of man’s internal and external relationships, while man exists in a physical environment  as a member of a social community or society. Both religious thinkers and philosophers have contemplated that Spirituality involves a potency associated with a Principle called Soul or Spirit. In Indian tradition, the term “ATMA” or “ATMAN” refers to Self, Body, Mind, and Soul depending upon different circumstances. In the YOGA System of India, the YOGA practice uses the term ATMA to describe Mind.  The purpose of Yoga is to control the Mind and to draw it away from its attachment to sense objects. The term ‘Sensual’ refers to the body and the senses as distinguished from the Intellect, Spirit, or Soul. Sensual pertains to or it is about preoccupation with bodily or sexual pleasures. The term ‘Sensuous’ refers to a variety of things affecting, appealing to, or perceived by the senses. It implies easy susceptibility through the senses, enjoying the pleasures of sensation, and a strong appeal of that which is pleasing to the eye, ear, touch, etc., Since  experience of sensual enjoyment involves the Mind, in Indian tradition, Mind is  the Chief Sense Organ or ‘INDRIYA’. The term austerity describes a variety of spiritual practices. Austerity in relation to the Mind is a process that includes attributes such as Simplicity, Solemnity, Purity, and Control. Austerity aims to find Satisfaction through the use of Self-Discipline and Self-Restraint.  A variety of spiritual practices like austerity, repentance, penance, expiation, and purgation involve accepting  Satisfaction, a mental state that relieves the burden to take action to gratify the desires that seem to hold the Mind in a captive condition. In other words, the goal of Spirituality demands finding Contentment, Satiation, and Satisfaction in the living experience of man.

THE SIX INTERNAL ENEMIES OF MAN :

THE ART OF SPIRITUAL LIVING : INDIAN TRADITION DESCRIBES THE SIX INTERNAL ENEMIES OF MAN AS KAMA(LUST), KRODHA(ANGER), LOBHA(MISERLINESS), MADA(ARROGANCE), MATSARYA(JEALOUSY), AND MOHA(IGNORANCE + ILLUSION). THESE BEHAVIORAL TRAITS TOGETHER CONSTITUTE THE PROBLEM CALLED DESIRE. THE WILD HORSE REPRESENTS THE SENSUOUS NATURE OF SENSES THAT EXERT POWERFUL INFLUENCE ON MIND AND INTELLECT DRIVING MAN ALONG THE PATH TO FIND GRATIFICATION OF DESIRE.
THE ART OF SPIRITUAL LIVING : INDIAN TRADITION DESCRIBES THE SIX INTERNAL ENEMIES OF MAN AS KAMA(LUST), KRODHA(ANGER), LOBHA(MISERLINESS), MADA(ARROGANCE), MATSARYA(JEALOUSY), AND MOHA(IGNORANCE + ILLUSION) OR INFATUATION . THESE BEHAVIORAL TRAITS TOGETHER CONSTITUTE THE PROBLEM CALLED DESIRE. THE WILD HORSE REPRESENTS THE SENSUOUS NATURE OF SENSES THAT EXERT POWERFUL INFLUENCE ON MIND AND INTELLECT DRIVING MAN ALONG THE PATH TO FIND GRATIFICATION OF DESIRE.

In Indian tradition, the six internal enemies of man constitute a group called ‘ARI VARGA’ and these are 1. KAMA or Lust, 2. KRODHA or Anger, 3. LOBHA or Miserliness, 4. MADA or Arrogance(Self-Pride), 5. MATSARYA or Jealousy, and 6. MOHA or Ignorance + Illusion known as Infatuation.These behavioral traits drive man onto a path of Self-Destruction. These six kinds of behavior are aspects of Desire. The Art of Spiritual Living deals with this problem called ‘DESIRE’ that takes charge of Mind to drive man to take actions that leave him restless, agitated, confused, irritable, resentful, and frustrated if the overpowering Desire is not gratified.

THE ART OF SPIRITUAL LIVING : IT IS THE ART OF MASTERY OF MIND. THE UNBRIDLED, WILD HORSE SYMBOLIZES THE PROBLEM CALLED 'DESIRE', A CHARACTERISTIC OF HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND ACTIONS THAT ARE OBSERVED AS LUST, ANGER, MISERLINESS, GREED, JEALOUSY, AND ARROGANCE. TAMING THIS HORSE IS THE SUBJECT OF OUR STUDY CALLED SPIRITUALITY.
THE ART OF SPIRITUAL LIVING : IT IS THE ART OF MASTERY OF MIND . THE  HORSE IS BRIDLED TO CONTROL IT AND TO GUIDE IT ON A PATH USEFUL TO ITS RIDER . THE UNBRIDLED OR UNCONTROLLED HORSE TRAVERSES ON THE PATH THAT SYMBOLIZES THE PROBLEM CALLED ‘DESIRE’.  DESIRE IS A CHARACTERISTIC OF HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND ACTIONS THAT ARE OBSERVED AS LUST, ANGER, MISERLINESS, GREED, JEALOUSY, AND ARROGANCE .  TAMING THIS HORSE IS THE SUBJECT OF OUR STUDY CALLED SPIRITUALITY.

Behavioral Science includes any of several studies such as Sociology, Psychology, Anthropology, etc., that examine human activities, conduct, aptitude, manners, and responses that are observable. In Biology, Behavior explains an organism’s responses to stimulation or environment and the observed Behavior is often described as Biotic Interactions which could be Interspecific(interactions between different groups or species) or Intraspecific( within the same group or species, or within the same organism which could be a complex living system). The term Behavioral Therapy and Behavior Modification involve the use of techniques that seek to modify Human Behavior through application of the principles of conditioning in which rewards and reinforcements or punishments establish desired habits or patterns of Behavior. In Indian tradition, the analogy of a Chariot(“RATHA KALPANA” or the Metaphor of Chariot) helps to discuss the relationships between human body, organs of sense perception(Senses), Mind, Intellect which together constitute ‘The Lower-Self’ and Soul that constitutes ‘The Knowing-Self’ or ‘The Higher-Self’.

THE ART OF SPIRITUAL LIVING : IN THE DIVINE SONG, THE BHAGAVAD GITA, PANDAVA PRINCE ARJUNA INFORMS LORD KRISHNA THAT CONTROLLING MIND IS AN EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TASK. REFERENCE GITA CHAPTER VI, VERSE#34.
THE ART OF SPIRITUAL LIVING : IN THE DIVINE SONG, THE BHAGAVAD GITA, PANDAVA PRINCE ARJUNA INFORMS LORD KRISHNA THAT CONTROLLING MIND IS AN EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TASK. REFERENCE GITA CHAPTER VI, VERSE#34.

Pandava Prince Arjuna in The Bhagavad Gita, Chapter VI, Verse#34 stated the utmost difficult problem called controlling Mind :

“Chanchalam hi manah Krishna

pramathi balavad drdham

tasyaham nigraham manye

Vayor iva su-dushkaram,”

For the mind is restless, turbulent, obstinate, and very strong, and to subdue it is more difficult than controlling the wind. Mind is unsteady and unbridled for it gets easily distracted by the strong appeal of things which are pleasing to the senses. Mind when left alone to act by itself, will not be able to cope with the powerful influence called Desire.

THE ART OF SPIRITUAL LIVING : INDIAN TRADITION USES THE ANALOGY OF CHARIOT TO EXPLAIN THE HIERARCHICAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN INERT MATTER, BODY, SENSES, MIND, INTELLECT THAT CAN HELP TO CONTROL THE HORSES CALLED DESIRES.
THE ART OF SPIRITUAL LIVING : INDIAN TRADITION USES THE ANALOGY OF CHARIOT TO EXPLAIN THE HIERARCHICAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN INERT MATTER , BODY, SENSES, MIND, AND INTELLECT. THE HORSES REPRESENT SENSES THAT CONSTANTLY PURSUE TO TAKE THE PATH OF SENSUOUS GRATIFICATION. THE CHARIOTEER MUST USE REINS TO RESTRAIN , TO GUIDE , AND CHECKING THE SPEED AND THE DIRECTION OF MOVEMENT OF THE HORSES.

The word DESIRE or craving involves strong, persistent, and passionate feelings to covet, wish, or long for something and it specifically suggests a longing for something lacking or needed. Craving suggests a desire to gratify a physical appetite, an urgent need that stresses intensity or ardor. The term Covet apart from eagerness, earnestness, and wanting ardently, it involves wanting something that another person rightfully possesses. The term greed and avarice describe excessive desire for having especially wealth, a desire for more than one needs or deserves. Greedy behavior involves wanting or taking all that one can get with no thought of others’ needs. Being greedy implies an insatiable desire to possess or acquire something to an amount inordinately beyond what really needs or deserves. A miser is a greedy person, who is stingy and hoards money for its own sake, even at the expense of personal comfort. Miserliness is often makes the person wretched and unhappy as there is no experience of satisfaction even though the desire is gratified. The greedy behavior that involves the habit or act of eating or consuming too much food and drink is gluttonous or gluttony. A voracious person is greedy to devour or gorge large quantities of food. A ravenous person is wildly hungry, is very eager for gratification. Ravenous may  also describe insatiable pursuit for praise or social recognition. Such behaviors make the person rapacious; a person who takes things by force, by plundering, robbing or exploiting others. It leads to establishment of a pattern of behavior called predatory in which the person is waiting to seize the opportunity to take by force and is akin to an act of preying. The term lust describes excessive sexual desire especially the zeal or enthusiasm for unrestrained sexual gratification without idealized or spiritualized feelings like love, empathy, friendship, affection, compassion, respect, and commitment to defend the well-being of the person involved in the sexual interaction. The term Carnal describes preoccupation with bodily or sexual pleasures, sensual preoccupation with gratifying the bodily senses that generally involves grossness or lewdness. The behaviors characterized by greed, lust, and gluttony are acquisitive in nature as they stress exertion of effort in acquiring material possessions to an excessive amount or using people like material objects. The term grasping suggests an unscrupulous eagerness for gain that manifests itself in a seizing upon every opportunity to get what one desires. The problem of Desire is often accompanied by emotional feelings of anger, the feelings of resentful or revengeful displeasure that motivates the person to fight back at the supposed cause of the feelings. While anger is expressed in bodily language, facial expressions, words, and acts, the term rage  describes a sudden, violent outburst of anger in which self-control is lost. Greed when combined with feelings of anger is often transformed into jealousy, envy, animosity in which the person is resentfully suspicious of a rival or a rival’s influence. It arouses  feeling of strong dislike, hatred, ill will and hostility. The degree of a person’s susceptibility to Desire gets shaped by arrogance, or feelings of self-importance which  manifests as overbearing or unwarranted self-pride. Along with arrogance comes a behavior in which the arrogant person claims or seizes things for which he has no natural right. In Indian tradition, the problem of DESIRE is  manifestation of an underlying phenomenon called “MOH” or “MOHA.”  Intense desires are primarily driven by ignorance, problems of sense perception, and operation of a force or influence called ‘ILLUSION’. Moha is  operation of a false idea, a false conception, belief, or opinion which is not in accord with facts. Moha or Infatuation causes man’s alienation or estrangement from his true or real nature. The problem of Moha leads to obsession in which ideas, desires, emotions, etc., rule or take possession of a person and the resulting persistent desire cannot be gotten rid of by the use of reasoning or discernment.

THE ART OF SPIRITUAL LIVING : THE DIVINE SONG, THE BHAGAVAD GITA, CHAPTER III, KARMA YOGA, VERSE#5 STATES THAT ALL MEN ARE FORCED TO ACT HELPLESSLY ACCORDING TO THE IMPULSES BORN OF THE MODES OF MATERIAL NATURE OR PRAKRIT.
THE ART OF SPIRITUAL LIVING : THE DIVINE SONG, THE BHAGAVAD GITA, CHAPTER III, KARMA YOGA , VERSE#5 STATES THAT ALL MEN ARE FORCED TO ACT HELPLESSLY ACCORDING TO THE IMPULSES BORN OF THE MODES OF MATERIAL NATURE OR PRAKRIT. ALL HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND ACTIONS HAVE THEIR ORIGINS OFTEN  TRACED TO EXTERNAL ENVIRONMENTAL STIMULI .

In The Bhagavad Gita, Chapter III, KARMA YOGA, verse #5 Lord Krishna instructs that  men act helplessly according to the impulses born of the Modes of Material Nature or PRAKRIT; therefore, nobody can refrain from doing something, not even for a moment. The term ‘DRIVE’ describes any of the basic biological impulses or urges such as self-preservation, hunger, sex, etc., The term ‘Motivation’ explains the motive, the forces influencing people so as to control the making of their decisions that further provides incentive and causes a person to do something or act in a certain way. The term ‘Instinct’ describes an inborn tendency to behave in a way characteristic of a species. The behavior contributed by instincts is natural, unlearned, and is often involves a predictable response to an external, environmental stimulus. Impulsive behavior involves a sudden inclination to act, usually without premeditation. For impulsive behavior, the driving force, push, thrust, impetus and incitement to action arises from a state of mind or some external environmental stimulus. Psychologists find relationship between behavior and external environmental stimuli, Psychoanalysts define Instinct as a primal, psychic force or drive such as Fear, Love, and Anger. In Freudian Psychoanalysis, instincts are of two kinds, 1. The Life Instinct(EROS), and 2. The Death Instinct(Thanatos). Some instincts may help in a secondary or subordinate way just like an accomplice who aids or abets commission of an unlawful act .

THE ART OF SPIRITUAL LIVING : THE MASTERY OF MIND REQUIRES SOME BASIC UNDERSTANDING OF MENTAL FUNCTIONS AND THE CONVERSION OF MENTAL DESIRES INTO ACTION AND BEHAVIOR.
THE ART OF SPIRITUAL LIVING : THE MASTERY OF MIND REQUIRES SOME BASIC UNDERSTANDING OF MENTAL FUNCTIONS AND THE CONVERSION OF MENTAL DESIRES INTO ACTION AND BEHAVIOR . THE BLUE-COLORED AREA CALLED RETICULAR FORMATION REPRESENTS THE KNOWING-SELF OR THE HIGHER-SELF . THE CORTICAL AREAS OF THE BRAIN BELONG TO SELF OR THE LOWER-SELF .

The Art of Spiritual Living involves the Mastery of Mind to review, to guide, to regulate and to refrain man’s actions and responses to his Enemy called Desire which can overwhelm man’s ability to preserve and support his mortal existence. The coping mechanisms involved in Desire and its Gratification determine the degree of Satiation, Contentment, and Satisfaction man may obtain at any given instant of his life. Contentment and Satisfaction are the building blocks to give the living experience called Peace, Harmony, and Tranquility. I would further examine the practice called Self-Discipline, the chief ingredient of Spiritual Living in my next article.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR – THE PERCEPTION OF TIME


HAPPY NEW YEAR – THE PERCEPTION OF TIME – “THE WHOLETIME”:

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015 - THE PERCEPTION OF TIME : I WISH ALL OF MY READERS A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR.
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015 – THE PERCEPTION OF TIME : I WISH ALL OF MY READERS A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR.

THIS IS TO WISH ALL MY READERS A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR.

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR - THE PERCEPTION OF TIME: Man's perceptions and experience of Time depend upon several factors. The Past, and the Future have duration, but no existence. The Present exists but not endure. The arrival of New Year brings a sense of Hope, Expectation about Future that brings a sense of Joy, and Happiness.

HAPPY NEW YEAR – THE PERCEPTION OF TIME: Man’s perceptions and experience of Time depend upon several factors. The Past, and the Future have duration, but no existence. The Present exists but does not endure. The arrival of New Year brings a sense of Hope, Expectation about Future that brings a sense of Joy, and Happiness. The idea of a Creator gives Time, the Past, the Present, and the Future to be viewed as a continuous “WholeTime.”

We run our lives by numbers on Clocks and Calendars. The Clocks and Calendars create the illusion that we live in a world of mathematically measured segments of time. Clocks and Calendars record or represent the passage of time in conventional units, but these conventions have some natural basis in Astronomical Time, the Solar Time and the Sidereal Time. It is a continuous quantity and it is divisible into segments, durations or periods.

HAPPY NEW YEAR - THE PERCEPTION OF TIME: Solar Time is, Time measured with respect to the Sun.
HAPPY NEW YEAR – THE PERCEPTION OF TIME: Solar Time is, Time measured with respect to the Sun.
HAPPY NEW YEAR - THE PERCEPTION OF TIME: Sidereal Time is, time measured with respect to the Celestial Sphere.
HAPPY NEW YEAR – THE PERCEPTION OF TIME: Sidereal Time is, time measured with respect to the Celestial Sphere.
HAPPY NEW YEAR - THE PERCEPTION OF TIME: Astronomers use Universal Time, this can be taken as the Mean Solar Time on the Greenwich Meridian. The world is divided up into about 24 Time Zones.
HAPPY NEW YEAR – THE PERCEPTION OF TIME: Astronomers use Universal Time, this can be taken as the Mean Solar Time on the Greenwich Meridian. The world is divided up into about 24 Time Zones.

Earth rotates on its axis as it revolves around Sun. Man’s experience of time is caused by Earth’s rotational spin which brings changes in the environment with alternating periods of light and darkness called Day and Night. In Biology, Time has a Cyclical Flow. Both Time and Life share the same nature, the nature of motion, movement, or change that is called ‘Dynamic’. In Aristotle’s view, Time is neither movement nor independent of movement. On planet Earth, Time is relative to Earth’s motion, and Time is used to measure motion.

HAPPY NEW YEAR - THE PERCEPTION OF TIME: As Earth rotates from West to East, the Speed of a point on the Earth's surface depends on its location. The rotational speed of Earth is faster at the Equator. However, it must be noted that man has no sensory perception of the speed of Earth.
HAPPY NEW YEAR – THE PERCEPTION OF TIME: As Earth rotates from West to East, the Speed of a point on the Earth’s surface depends on its location. The rotational speed of Earth is faster at the Equator. However, it must be noted that man has no sensory perception of the speed of Earth.

The experience of Time on this planet is an illusionary experience and is not an absolute experience. Time is affected by the gravitational field of each celestial body and thus is unique to any one spot in the universe. It must be noted that Sun and other stars in our neighborhood orbit the center of the Milky Way Galaxy every 230 million years, because the entire Galaxy is rotating. If galaxies are moving apart in the universe at a great speed, the position of any galaxy is not constant. Man’s perception of Time cannot be related to changes in Space as planet Earth partakes in all these motions of Sun and the Milky Way Galaxy. At no instant, planet Earth occupies the same Space and man practically exists with no awareness of these changes in Earth’s spatial relationships.

HAPPY NEW YEAR - THE PERCEPTION OF TIME: Sun, and other stars in our neighborhood orbit the center of the Milky Way Galaxy every 230 million years, because the entire Galaxy is rotating. Apart from this motion, the galaxies are moving apart from each other at a great speed in Space. Man's Perception of Time remains a subjective, illusionary experience and man has no perceptional ability of changes in Earth-Space relationship other than that of knowing the apparent motion of stars and planets in the Celestial Sphere.
HAPPY NEW YEAR – THE PERCEPTION OF TIME: Sun, and other stars in our neighborhood orbit the center of the Milky Way Galaxy every 230 million years, because the entire Galaxy is rotating. Apart from this motion, the galaxies are moving apart from each other at a great speed in Space. Man’s Perception of Time remains a subjective, illusionary experience and man has no perceptional ability of changes in Earth-Space relationship other than that of knowing the apparent motion of stars and planets in the Celestial Sphere.

Kepler’s Laws of Planetary Motion explain that when the planets revolve around the Sun, the closest move faster than those further away. Gravity accelerates when the planet is closer to the mass of the Sun. Sir Issac Newton’s Universal Theory of Gravity explains planetary motions and motions of other kinds of celestial objects like asteroids, and comets.

HAPPY NEW YEAR - THE PERCEPTION OF TIME: Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion explain the Perception of Time in our Solar System. Mercury takes 88 Days, Venus takes 224 Days, Earth takes one Year, Mars takes 686 Days, Jupiter takes 11 Years, Saturn takes 29 Years, Uranus takes 84 Years, and Neptune takes 165 Years to orbit the Sun if Time is measured by Units created by man.
HAPPY NEW YEAR – THE PERCEPTION OF TIME: Kepler’s Laws of Planetary Motion explain the Perception of Time in our Solar System. Mercury takes 88 Days, Venus takes 224 Days, Earth takes one Year, Mars takes 686 Days, Jupiter takes 11 Years, Saturn takes 29 Years, Uranus takes 84 Years,  Neptune takes 165 Years, and Pluto takes 248 years to orbit the Sun if Time is measured by Units created by man. Planets orbit the Sun as per Newton’s Universal Theory of Gravity.

Since man’s Perception of Time is relative to the alternating periods of light and darkness caused by Earth’s rotational spin, the perception of time changes on different planets of our Solar System.

HAPPY NEW YEAR - THE PERCEPTION OF TIME: The Speed of Rotational Spin and the Axis of the Rotational Spin or the Tilt of the Planet is imporatnt to determine the type of Perception of Time as Day and Night.
HAPPY NEW YEAR – THE PERCEPTION OF TIME: The Speed of Rotational Spin and the Axis of the Rotational Spin or the Tilt of the Planet is important to determine the type of Perception of Time as Day and Night. Mercury takes 59 days, Venus takes 243 days, Earth takes 24 hours, Mars takes 25 hours, Jupiter takes 10 hours, Saturn takes 10 hours, Uranus takes 16 hours, Neptune takes 18 hours, and Pluto takes 6.4 days to complete their rotation. It clearly demonstrates that the Rotational Spin is not governed by Newton’s Universal Theory of Gravity. Each planet exhibits individualistic variation.
HAPPY NEW YEAR - THE PERCEPTION OF TIME: Each planet in our Solar System exhibits its own kind of Rotational Spin that is not determined by the Universal Law of Gravity.
HAPPY NEW YEAR – THE PERCEPTION OF TIME: Each planet in our Solar System exhibits its own kind of Rotational Spin that is not determined by Newton’s Universal Theory of Gravity. Man exists as if he has a Biological Clock that accurately measures Time and man’s existence is synchronized with the alternating periods of Light and Darkness. The Biological Rhythm that operates human life is called Circadian, Diurnal, Day, or Solar Rhythm.

I describe the planets of our Solar System as Original, Distinctive, One of its Own Kind of Created Celestial Objects as the Perception of Time varies from planet to planet and this Perception of Time is not determined by the Universal Law of Gravity which determines the planetary motions explained by Kepler’s Laws. I have reasons to speculate that an unknown Force/Power/Energy has caused the differing kinds of Rotational Spins of the planets of our Solar System. It indeed gives me a sense of confidence to assert that there are no identical planets in this entire universe while it may contain billions of stars with their own planetary systems if the identity of a given planet is an attribute of its Rotational Spin.

THE PERCEPTION OF TIME – TEMPORALISM – TEMPORAL RELATIONSHIPS:

Happy New Year - The Perception of Time: Albert Einstein who formulated the Theory of General Relativity had visualized the four dimensional Space-Time Continuum. It has important applications in Theoretical Physics. For existence of Life on planet Earth, Time dtermines the Order of Succession, and Space determines the Order of Situation.
Happy New Year – The Perception of Time: Albert Einstein who formulated the Theory of General Relativity had visualized the four-dimensional Space-Time Continuum. It has important applications in Theoretical Physics. For existence of Life on planet Earth, Time determines the Order of Succession, and Space determines the Order of Situation.
HAPPY NEW YEAR - THE PERCEPTION OF TIME: The Perception of Time is important to define Temporal Relationships of Succession and Simultaneity. Which came First? Is it the Chicken or the Egg? There is a chance for Chicken and Egg coming into existence Simultaneously if there is a Creator or Creative Principle that is Uncreated, Unborn, Eternal, and Uninfluenced by Perceptions of Time.
HAPPY NEW YEAR – THE PERCEPTION OF TIME: The Perception of Time is important to define Temporal Relationships, the relationship between Time and Life. Time is the duration between two events; Life is measured as Lifespan, the time interval between birth and death. It raises the issues of Prior, Posterior, and Simultaneous. Life poses the biological riddle; Which came First,  the Chicken or the Egg? There is a chance for Chicken and Egg coming into existence Simultaneously if there is a Creator or Creative Principle that is Uncreated, Unborn, Eternal, and Uninfluenced by Perceptions of Time. What is called Eternity is Prior to Time, Simultaneous with Time and is Posterior to Time. I prefer the simple term “WholeTime.”

The philosophical doctrine of Temporalism stresses the ultimate reality of Time. The term ‘temporal’ is concerned with life on Earth and it relates Time to Life. However, there is a fundamental distinction between these two measurable entities. Every thing that is born comes with its own plan for its dissolution and exists during a measured duration of Time. But, Time is essentially a self-subsisting Nonentity. Temporal relationships lead to notions such as prior, posterior, and simultaneous. In terms of Life it poses the biological riddle; Which came First,  the Chicken or the Egg? There is a problem with explaining Temporal Relationships, particularly to know the reality of human existence; the reality of prior existence before the fact of present birth and existence, and the reality of a future birth, resurrection, reincarnation, afterlife, or rebirth after the conclusion of present birth and existence. The concepts of Immortality, or Everlasting Life demand that Eternity is Prior to Time, Simultaneous to Time, and Posterior to Time. There is a chance for Chicken and Egg coming into existence Simultaneously if there is a Creator or Creative Principle that is Uncreated, Unborn, Eternal, and is Prior to Time. Things in Nature Change with Time. The Power of Dissolution exerted by Time would compel man to investigate and to explore the concept of Absolute, Unchanging, Immutable, Eternal Reality that exists the “WholeTime” without any concern about man’s Perception of Time.

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