Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Kabhi Kabhie Mere Dil Mein Khayaal Aata Hai!

Mind was too distracted and restless, I was unable to concentrate on anything. Wasn't able to read or write or even to think something. Don't know about others, but a situation like this when I am unable to read and write makes me nervous like hell.

Ever experienced this - the book is open, you are reading something and so many thoughts are popping up (like those prohibited sites pop-ups) that you are unable to understand the simplest of sentences (students with text books aren't allowed to answer this question).

Finally, when I couldn't take it anymore, last night I decided to meditate in order to gain some mann ki shanti. I was meditating after years and it looked pretty difficult to meditate with this super restless mind. Somehow I started feeling bit calm after some 20 minutes and continued it for next 20-25 minutes. Felt super relaxed, reminded myself, I have to start reading Bhagwad Geeta once again.
One of my most favorite chapters in Geeta is Chapter 6, which talks about the science of self realization thru meditation. The shloka I remember since I was in school is verse 35 from Chapter 6. Which goes like this -


Translation:
Krishna Said :
O Mighty Armed! Undoubtedly, the mind is restless and can be controlled with very difficulty. But O Son of Kunti! By practice and apathy, mind can be controlled.

By morning I was super charged up. Wanted to read Geeta for sometime after reaching office. What do you do when you want to read something online? I googled:Geeta and the first images Google showed me were of skimpily clad Geeta Basra. So much for Mann Ki Shanti. Huh!

Anyway there are some real great links for Srimad Bhagwad Geeta, and google can be really helpful if you don't google Geeta but type Bhagwad Geeta there. I am planning to meditate regularly now. Try Meditation...Achha Hai!


Abhyasen Tu Kaunteya Vairagyen Cha Gruhyate
as Krishna said.

Now this line especially the word
Kaunteya makes me think something, everytime I recite this shloka. Arjun is called Kaunteya after his mother Kunti which is quite surprizing as normally the practice is to call a son by his father's name (remember Paandavas after Pandu). Though Arjun is called Panduputra at places but Kaunteya is used more in Geeta. Was that to pay respect to the mother goddess in Kunti or was that to avoid any confusion as two of Madri's sons Nakul & Sahdev can also be called Pandava or Panduputra, I don't know. But I personally think it was better to call them Kaunteyas & Madreya after their mothers as technically speaking they were not Pandu's sons.
Now coming to
Kauravas (the 100 sons of Dhritarashtra & Gandhari, which was not her actual name BTW) were they actually Kauravas? i.e. somebody who belongs to Kuru Vansh? IMHO The last pure Kaurava was Bheeshma. As Bheeshma's father Shantanu's other two sons - Chitrangada & Vichitraveerya from fisher girl Satyawati died heirless and their wives gave birth to Dhritarashtra & Pandu resp. who were fathered by Ved Vyasa. So going by their father's name they can't be called Kuauravas or Kuruvanshi. Which means Dhritarashtra's sons technically can't use the Brand Name Kaurava, which makes Bheeshma the last Kaurava! Now I am thinking what shall we call those 100 guys?


10 comments:

santasizing...Fantasizing said...

OMG...Geeta?i tried...but i couldnt read it:)
and how d heck can u meditate for a continuous 25 mins?serious concentration boss:)....

mystic rose said...

And so Mind goes off on a tangent again. Mind likes doing that, very wild and wayward thing he bees. :P

Trinaa said...

geeta basra? muhahahhahahha.. :P

n meditation ke time yehi sochte raho ge ki kuch sochna nahi hai tab fir toh locha hai..rehne do..bas baithe raho..u'll fell ur becoming calm soon :)

xplode said...

nice try man... :)
I hope medication will help u for sure... bt u did nt tell us.. y ur Mind was too distracted and restless at the frst place?????? wht happend??? is it for ur bills ;)
plz let me know those 100 guys names as soon u find it out.... m vry curious abt it.. dnt know y..
:)

tough job dude... all d bst :D

chirpy-paaro said...

I do meditation every morning...and It really make me feel so fresh whole day... though I haven't read geeta but papa and nanaji would keep saying those phrases many a times.. Infact if we are to be playing Antakshri, and if chance is on nanaji he would only recite dohas from Geeta...

Toonfactory said...

@ Santasizing - Geeta is the best self help book you can ever refer to. Forget The Secret et al...

@ Rose - Manodurnigrhaman Chalam as Mr.Blue Boy himself said.

@ Trinaa - Suna Nahin Khali Dimaag Shaitaan Ka GHar Hota Hai?

@ Xplode - Lol...yep bills were also a reason dude... ;)

@ Paaro - Thats a nice thing U know..and BTW Geeta has Shlokas & Ramcharitmanas has Dohas...

DUBU said...

your post has inspired me to read Geeta! i've thought of reading it quite a couple of times but my lack of concentration doesn't let me. let's see if i succeed the next time! but, good job! :)

Little Girl Lost said...

"The Mind is Restless, O Krishna"
i had been planning to write a post on the geeta sometime, maybe with that title, but you seem to have beaten me to it.
enjoyed reading your lines though. you write very well. hope to be back for more...
take care. do visit :)

Little Girl Lost said...

"The Mind is Restless, O Krishna"
i had been planning to write a post on the geeta sometime, maybe with that title, but you seem to have beaten me to it.
enjoyed reading your lines though. you write very well. hope to be back for more...
take care. do visit :)

Gauri Mathur said...

Nice yarr..
M impressed Yar...;)

BhagvadGeeta!
Good yarr!!
:-)

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