Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Kanta sammita – the infered.
Literary compositions in sanskrit ar either
·         Guru sammita             scriptures with do’s and don’t like the vedas.
·         Sakhi sammita             epics that make ethical lessons palpable and palatable.
·         Kantasammita             poetry and drama her things are not stated but is left to infernce.
Since I work more with poetry and drama, inferences play an important role in intepreting and presenting. One thing that stuck to me about both Ramayana and Mahabharat  is the corollaries that can be drawn
v  The life of a forest dweller is  romanticized.
v  The fact that it can be enjoyed if if one has the mind to attune to nature which vibrates in beauty and in that one can live in love and peace.
v  Ambition and violence are part of heroic ideals, they are not sinful in themelseves but become siful only when they are lead to other sinds.
v  Mans normal instincts demand legitimate satisfication and fulfilment. It is not sinful to satisfy them.
v  Violation of social harmony is a sin.
Interestingly Tapas deos not purify or enrich a character, for example Vishwamitra, his ego and aggression stays intact, it  empowered by his Tapas.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Embracing womanhood

When a woman honors that she is all women collectively move closer to becoming what they are capable of being.
There are many ways and myriad reasons for women to honor and embraces all that they are. And when any individual woman chooses to do so all women collectively move closer to becoming what they are and are truly capable of being. By honoring her experience and be willing to share it with others. She teaches as she learns. When she can trust herself and inner voice she teaches people around her to trust as well. Clasping hands with family members, and friends, co workers and strangers in a shared walk through the journey of life she allows all to see the self respect she possesses and accepts their respect too. This respect could be offered through look work and deed.
When a woman can look back into her past doing so without regret and instead of seeing only lessons brought to her current strength and wisdom she embraces the fullness of experience she helps those around her to build upon the past as she does. And when she chooses to create her desires, she places her power in the present and moves forward with life to the future.
Seeing her divinity a woman learns torecongnize the divinity in all women. She then can see her body as a temple, appreciating its feminine form and function regardless of what age or stage of life she finds herself. She can enjoy all that it brings to her experience and appreciated other women and their experiences as well. Rather than seeing other women as competition she can look around her to see the cycle of life in the beauty of other women, reminding her of her own radiance.
She can celebrate all the aspects that make her a be worth of praise, dancing to express the physical, speaking to express the intellect, sharing emotions and leading the way with her spiritual guidance. Embracing her womanhood reveals the facets that allow her to shine with beauty and strength of a diamond to illuminate her world.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

sending yourself sunshine

Sending your self sunshine.
There are parts and moods in us that we don’t know appreciate, we like to call it the dark side of us. It has kind of become a norm to accept the darkness sometimes even gloat over it.
The worked we accept our darkness as one part of the picture the more easily we can also allow and accept our light.
When things go wrong it is easy to get into a bad mood, and that bad mood has a way of spiraling out and affecting our life fro days to come. In the same way when we feel bad about ourselves we tend to act in ways that have repercussions again creating a negative vibe that can negatively influence the next several days. While it is important that we allow ourselves to feel what we feel and to be genuine we do not have to complete surrender to a dark mood or feeling of self doubt. Infact the more we simply allow and accept our darkness as one part of the picture, the more easily we can also allow and accept our light. In this vein we can temper our grey moods with injection of sunshine in the form of sending good wishes to ourselves for the next 24hrs.
If you feel a bad mood coming on or find yourself plagued with negative feelings take a moment to acknowledge that. At the same time, recognize that things can and will change and that you can still have a good day, or good week especially if take the time to visualize that for yourself. This is a great way to support yourself. You are sending yourself love and warmth as well as encouraging yourself to keep going.
I wish I could think of some innovative way of sending love and good wishes ahead to myself as well as everyone I encounter.