Friday, July 31, 2009

There are times in life where the more one tries to remedy a situation with someone, the worse it becomes. When you encounter a situation where even communication fails, then recite the following Mantra. It is the 15th verse of the 15th chapter of the Bhagvad Geeta. Lord Krishna states:

Sarvasya chaaham hridi sannivishto
Mattas smritir jnaanama pohanamcha
Vedaishcha sarvaair ahameva vedyo
Vedaanta krid veda videva chaaham

Which means:
I am seated in the hearts of all.
Knowledge and memory stem from Me,
as well as their absence.
I Am verily that which has to be known by all the Vedas.
I Am the author of the Vedanta,
and the Knower of the Veda I AM.
The key sentence here is that Krishna claims that He is seated in the hearts of all. As you recite this Mantra, know that the other person is aware of whatever you truly are experiencing vis-à-vis them, and/or the situation.
It pays to pray to Hanumanji as He was the instrument in re-uniting Shri Ram with Ma Seeta. Also Shree Ram is forever indebted to Hanumanji as the latter wanted nothing in return for His services. All He wanted was to continue to be devoted to the Divine Pair.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Dear Friends,
Lately I have been compiling Mantras from the Bhagvad Geeta to achieve various 'goals'

Mantra from the Bhagvad Geeta

Mantra for steadfastness in devotion

IV/ 5 Chapter 4 Verse 5
Sri Bhagavan uvaacha

Bahoono me vyateetani janmaani tava chaarjuna
Taanyaham veda sarvaani na twam vettha parantapa

The Blessed Lord said:
Many births of Mine have passed, as well of thine, O Arjuna
I know them all but thou knowest not, O Parantapa (scorcher of foes)

One would wonder why this Mantra has been recommended for ‘steadfastness in devotion’…my interpretation would be:
We are immortal Souls…as a Human Being our main aim is to Know that…however it is not an easy task…So if we learn that we continue the journey incarnating again and again and Krishna is with us…how can our Bhakti not yield fruit? We just need to have faith and persevere…like Shirdi Sai Baba recommends: Shraddhaa (Faith) and Saburi and (Patience)

For more 'Mantras' for various goals, Click:

Look at the Left column, you will find them under 'Mantras and Prayers'

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Had a lunch in honor of my Grandkids who have been visiting in Bombay...They put up a dance for us Granparents... In the pictures that follow you see our family friends who graciously attended our lunch...

All hot girls, cool boys put your hands up and sing: Om Shanti Om...
Hot Girls: Shazia and Aysha
Cool boys: Kiran, Jai and Aditya

My 5 Grandchildren take a bow after the dance

Our daughter Anuja proudly talking about her talented nieces and nephews...


Had a lunch in honor of my Grandkids who have been visiting in Bombay...They put up a dance for us Granparents. In the picture you see part of the Audience and those who graciously attended our lunch...

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Dear Friends,
I gave an interview. Some of the questions that I was asked by Asha Chand was about how to keep the Sindhi Language...Do watch the interview...Maybe we can do more for our Sindhi Language and Culture...

Much love,
Sadaain Gad (Always together, as Asha Chand says :)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Note from Divyaa Kummar
Dearest all, posted below is a forwards thank to nandinie, on the eclipses!

My personal view on the eclipses: the more you are in sync with Self; the more you are in The Now; the more is it all cosmic 'play' - the less will eclipses (as ultimately they belong to separation - time - rules within the human mind ) 'affect' you;

"When there’s no wall, there is no need of a window"-Rumi

Also the solar eclipse is the moon coming in between earth and sun- the moon symbolizes briefly put...the yin, divine feminine, unconscious, pure beingness; and the sun symbolizes briefly put the yang -conscious mind and its deepest pure awareness ; so to me it describes more than portends what's happening- the rise of the unconscious- divine feminine within us- merging with the 'conscious mind'... conscious awareness of the unconscious... call it the human kundalini rising ... call it moving into supra consciousness.... call it transformation... towards a newer sun and moon within us...into a new awareness;new beingness; thus the increased intuition every one speaks about -as intuition literally means in touch with Self beyond just knowledge;

For those who want to know how to read the below astro input forwarded thanks to nandinie - check your horoscopes to see your 'ascendant'; in Indian charts its called your 'lagna'; that is your first house, and sequentially following it are houses 2-12 (many charts number the houses anyways); the eclipse is occurring in cancer-so check which house has the zodiac sign cancer - and that and its opposite house is what the below chart combination refers to: for example if I have cancer in my 12th house- then I read the 12/6 combo; if cancer is my 11th house I read the 11/5 combo... also deepens if major planets in it; ofcourse below info is brief- some of you who have my calendars can get more info on what the houses mean thus what area is most impacted for you-or google ... solar eclipse in zodiac signs etc read on astro website!

-The sun and moon are in the same Astrological Sign - and thus there is great power within the energy of that sign...

Enjoy,be in touch with Self , be on the brink of all things good through the eclipse...allow all that's done to go and all that's to be fulfilled to come in!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Put your hands together for my wonderful family!
...A sense of belonging is derived from the strong bond of family. Family is where our roots take hold and from there we grow...
Kathy D

Friday, July 17, 2009

Aditya and Kiran's Janeu Ceremony
The writing on the Card

With the Blessing of Swami Chidanandji Maharaj

Mohini Gurbux Hathiramani
Shakun & Narain Kimatrai

Madhavi and Mohan
Will be honoured if you grace the occasion with your presence and bless
Aditya (Our Sun)
And Kiran (Our Ray of Light)
For their Sacred Thread Ceremony (Upanayana, the Hindu rite-of-passage ritual where they will be taught the nature of Brahman,the Gayatri mantra, the Ultimate Reality)



Monday, July 13, 2009

The world over, rain is seen as a nuisance - especially in the western countries, it is called a 'spoilsport' but in India, rain is seen as the benefactor of mankind! The face of a farmer with his palm to his forehead, looking at the skies for black, water-bearing clouds is a common icon in our culture. So is the picture of a woman waiting for her lover in this season of love. Rain - or water - is seen in Indian culture as the symbol of life and its eternal flow. It is season of dance, Raas, love and music. Don't forget the immortal Meghdoot of Kalidasa begins with 'Ashadhsya pratham divase' meaning 'on the first rainy day of Ashadh...." So our poetry, our music, our dance and our very lives are entwined with the theme of rain and its benevolence to our land. In fact, Krishna is the black clouds (Ghanashyam) who rains his mercy on us through water so we sing 'Ghanashyam barso re'. No country looks at rain as we do.

Contributed by my learned well loved friend, Vimla Patil
In the picture above, Vimla Patil and myself

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Lately I have given all my time to my whole family who has been visiting.
...and what is the point of women who spend their whole time doing social work if they neglect family...yes I am talking about myself...not committed to any function, programme, get together for the 6 weeks that my 3 children, 5 grandchildren are with us...and enjoying every minute...On an egoistic note: The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world!
In the picture: My daughter Anuja, my daughter in law (dil) Saira and my elder daughter Madhavi

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

...and it is at times like this, that one feels that all the travails that one has gone through as a mother are well worth it...Alongside my husband Narain, my youngest daughter Anuja (extreme right) and my five grandkids...Do Bless them with all the happiness that life can bring along with me!

Saturday, July 04, 2009

True reform could mean changing what power means to India.
Brazil, Russia, India and China are rising economic stars but what does India offer that others don't?
...Millions of people accept the validity of following a spiritual path without dogma, priests, rules and the absolute authority of scripture...Milions of seekers look to India's spiritual traditions for enlightenment...
Most problems that face society cannot be solved without a shift in consciousness.
India has the right and obligation to lead because consciousness is our culture's unique speciality. It is our culture's common thread over centuries of conquest and constant change...
Inspired (excerpts)by an article by Deepak Chopra

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

My daughter with her kids in in town...soon the rest of my children and grandchildren will be with me!:)