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Year : 6

Issue : 6

February 2009

Editor Acharya Balkrishan Sub-Editor Dr. Rajendra Vidyalankar Jayshankar Mishra

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Editorial Your Experiences Siris Tree: Qualities And Benefits Dreams Of Becoming A ‘Centenarian’ Hurry And Rush Increases Mental Illnesses Protection From Diarrhoea Children’s World Freedom From Blood Pressure Blood Donation While Living, Eye Donation While Leaving The Mental Aspect Of Yoga Come! Let’s Build A Strong India Swami Ramdev : Personality And Work Fight Against Terrorism It Is Better To Fight Against Terrorists Once Than To Die Of Terrorism Again And Again: Swami Ramdev ‘Patanjali Yogpeeth’ pays homage to the martyrs of the Mumbai Attacks Activities Of Patanjali Yogpeeth Democracy Yoga - A Life Philosophy Invititation Swami Dayanand And The Mutiny Of 1857 Azad Sacrificed Even His Life For India’s Independence When Savarkar Escaped Through A Port Hole Faith And Belief Supports Life’s Progress The Cause Of Bondage Mundokopanishad Vibhutipaad News Roundup

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Defining revolution, Sardar Bhagat Singh had said, ‘Revolution is an invaluable gift to man from humanity. A war should always be fought with new enthusiasm, undeterred courage and firm resolution; only then you will be able to establish a nation based on social values.’ The warm blood that flows, does not go waste It brings the dawn of freedom one day A small spark becomes a blaze Sacrifice one day, ends up injustice Respected Swamiji Maharaj says that – ‘It is better to fight the terrorists once than to die of terrorism again and again.’ Terrorists are turning their wicked intentions into reality. Our law enforcers have claimed to have taken strict measures but no results are seen. Those who take the lives of innocents by spreading terror and call themselves ‘zihadi’ are nothing but cowards and puppets in the hands of some conspirators and bring a bad reputation to humanity. They do not have any ‘mission’ but, rather, they are being forced to give shape to their supremo’s evil intentions. The time has come to fight against such individuals who in the name of religion are an insult to religion. We are Indians. We have got our priceless independence by sacrificing our beloved brethren. Now the time has come to apply reins on these hatred-filled man-killing demons. Terrorists not only attack us but they also attack our love and religion. Honouring the families of the brave, young immortal martyrs of the Mumbai terror attacks, Swami Ramdev presented each with Rs 5 lakhs along with a letter of tribute. A large memorial ceremony was oraganised in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, to give honour and respect to the departed souls. The Mumbai Police has made the very valid request of conferring the prestigious ‘Ashoka Chakra’ award to the 12 policemen who sacrificed their lives with courage in the Mumbai terror attack. Criticism and words of anger against terrorists echoed all around the globe but with what result? Empty words! The political parties and the government will have to rethink policies against terrorism. The sacrifice of our immortal martyrs will have to be honoured. Swamiji is giving a new birth to lost Indian knowledge The President of Mauritius, Anirudh Jagannath, came

to India with his wife to visit ‘Patanjali Yogpeeth’. During his visit, he said that Swami Randev is giving a new life to Indian knowledge that was considered to be lost. He also said that India and Mauritius can help each other in the research of yoga, Ayurveda, culture and spirituality. He mentioned that he was overwhelmed by Patanjali Yogpeeth. Mahila Patanjali Yog Samiti established From the ancient texts, it can be said with conviction that women of the Vedic age were not dependent on others for protection but they were self-protected. The light of gentleness and beauty of women, the cobuilder of society, casts a glow on the entire society. From whatever has been discussed about common culture in the traditional texts, it can be seen that women of those days had both gentleness as well as capability. A woman’s real beauty is not her body but her character. A woman is not a saleable commodity. She is Sita, Savitri, Kaushalya, Jagadamba, Taravati, Gargi, Madalasha, Mahalaskshmi, Meera and Lakshmibai. A woman is the love of a mother, respect of a wife and regard of a daughter. Do not make women a saleable commodity and do not joke about a woman’s character. This is an insult to mother. Today, the intelligent and conscious mothers and sisters of our nation are again and again made targets of nasty remarks. This should be opposed with all our strength so that people are made aware that Indian women are not characterless but are the very symbols of purity. Our women are also taking ahead Swami Ramdev’s resolution of ‘Healthy India, Healthy World’. In Yoga classes, almost 60 per cent of the participants are women. Swami Ramdev is very serious about the empowerment of women. To honour ancient traditions and make women part of the biggest yoga revolution of this age, he has established the ‘Mahila Patanjali Yog Samiti’ on the death anniversary of Pandit Ram Prasad Bismil and ensured the participation of women from India and Nepal.

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DIABETES GONE, BRINGING SWEETNESS INTO MY LIFE Highly respected Swami Ramdevji, Namaste I had been suffering from diabetes for the past 2 years. Allopathic medicine did not help me. I started going to Yoga classes from 16 November 2008. For my meals, I started taking vegetables boiled with dalia. I am not eating anything else. My P.P. sugar came down from 277 to 217, and in 17 days, on 3rd December 2008, my P.P. sugar reached 132. Doctors had postponed a surgery for hydrocele, asking me to first control my sugar. On 4th December, my operation was performed. Swamiji Maharaj! Yoga has given me a new life. In the young age of 35 years, I was feeling helpless and dependent. I feel as if I have been infused with a new energy and been gifted with a new consciousness. My life has become filled with sweetness. Sincerely, Vishambhar Dayal Nigam Behind Raghunathji Hospital, Naurangabad, Lakhimpur Khiri (U.P.)

RELIEF FROM HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE WITH THE HELP OF PRANAYAM Respected Swamiji, Namaste! I have been suffering from high blood pressure for many years. A number of times, I have also lost consciousness because of bleeding from the nose. Even after allopathic treatment at a number of places, I did not get any relief. I tried to do Pranayam by referring to books but did it in the wrong method. However, when I started doing pranayam under the instructions of a Yoga teacher, my blood pressure became normal. For many months now, whenever I have got it checked, my blood pressure has remained normal. I am completely ok even though my food habits are the same.

I also haven’t taken any medicine for the past 20 months. Now I have complete belief that Yoga is the only solution to cure any disease from the roots. Sincerely Prakash Raj Chota Bariyarpur Motihari, East Champaran (Bihar)

SUGAR IS NORMAL WITH YOGA-PRANAYAM Respected Swamiji Maharaj! Namaste! I had been suffering from diabetes for many years. In January 2005, when I got my sugar checked, it was 416. From September 2007, I learnt Pranayam and started doing it with full faith and sincerity. After 6 months, when my sugar was checked, it had come down to 102. Now I am completely alright. I am extremely grateful to you. Sincerely, Shobha Devi Baluatal, Motihari East Champaran (Bihar)

STONES DISSOLVED WITH THE HELP OF PRANAYAM AND MEDICINES Respected Swami Ramdevji Maharaj, Namaste! I had been suffering from stomachache. On 14 March 2008, on doing an ultrasound it was reported that my right kidney had a 13.1 mm stone. The doctor said that for such a big stone, surgery was the only answer. After this, I visited the Vaid at the Patanjali Yogpeeth centre at Muradabad. He prescribed Ayurvedic medicines such as Asmari Ras, Divya Vrik Doshar Kwarth, Hajrul Yahud Bhasma and Vrik Doshar Vati. Apart from regularly doing Pranayam, I also took these medicines. On 10th November 2008, I again did an ultrasound, the report of which was normal. Swamiji, I offer my obeisance to you. Sincerely, Anshu BishnoiZ Vill.: Mukhtarpur Navada, P.O.: Kanth

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PRANAYAM CURED ALLERGY, GAVE ME A NEW LIFE Respected Swamiji, Namaste! For 4 years now, I have been doing Pranayam but only since the last one year, I have been doing it with faith. In this one year, my allergy has been completely cured. My mindset has also changed. With this visible result, I have also gained happiness and enthusiasm. Sincerely, Omkar Parikh Sagar Corner, Kasarvadi Pune - 411034 Phone : 020-27124832

Namaste! I, Premlata Gupta, have taken retirement from State Bank of India. I had been suffering from sugar, B.P. and other illnesses. I do Yoga by watching your programmes. Pranayam not only gave relief in a number of illnesses in me but it also gave me a miraculous result - a new tooth is erupting in my gums (my age is 55 years). For this, I am extremely grateful to you. I offer my respects to you. Sincerely, Premlata Gupta House No.: F-67, Lane no. 12] Delhi, Mob. : 09899656437

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: Mimosaceae : Albizzia lebbek Benth. : Siris Tree : Sirisha, Bharidal, Mridu Pushp, Sukpriya Hindi, Siris, Siras : Kaliyo, Sass, Sarsaro : Sirash : Sarih, Saring, Siras : Dirsenamu : Sultanul-Asjar : Darakhtejak, Riya

Introduction: Across the India, up to 8,000 ft height, Siris trees are found, either wild or planted. Many varieties such as red, white or black are found. Some trees are short and others are very tall. It is a shady tree. Because of difference in its pods and flowers, it appears in different varieties such as red, white and black. Physical characteristics: This is of medium to large size with branches spread out. Its bark is grey-brown in colour and its outermost part is splits and separates in long segments. The inner stem is white in colour. The leaves are bipinnate, like the tamarind leaves but are slightly bigger, the primary

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leaflets are sub-opposite. Flowers are mimosa-like, in showy, rounded clusters near stem tips, cream or yellowish-white, each flower with numerous long stamens and delicately scented. Pods are flat and 4-12 inch long and thin and have 6-22 seeds inside. dried pods persistent after leaf-fall, often heard rattling in the wind. In the rainy season, flowers bloom and in autumn fruits appear. These remain attached to the tree till the end. Chemical composition: Its bark contains saponin, tannin and resinous substances. Qualities: It regulates the three doshas, is pain suppressing, antidote, purgative, and beneficial to the eyes. It is used in curing fever with rashes, coughs, leprosy and poisons, and is an aphrodisiac. Siris, Arjun, Toddy Palm etc. all have similarities in that they are used in curing leprosy, jaundice, cough, urinary disorder, and insanity. Delirium and fainting fit: Take equal quantity of Siris seeds and black pepper, and grind this with goat’s urine and apply on eyes as liner to cure delirium. Insanity: v Take equal amounts of siris seeds, sultanas, asafetida, garlic, dry ginger, orris root, and Koot, and mix everything in goat’s urine to make a paste. Apply as a eye liner to cure madness. v Take seeds of Siris and Karanj and grind them into

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a paste. Apply to get relief from madness, amnesia and eye disease. Eye disorder v Apply the juice of the leaves to get relief from eye pain. v Intake of decoction of its leaves during night-blindness and application of the juice as eye liner will provide relief. v Soak a cloth in the juice of its leaves and dry it. Soak and dry it three times. Then burn this cloth like a lamp with jasmine oil and prepare eye liner. This liner will increase the power of eyes. Ear ache: Heat the juice of Siris leaves and Mango leaves till lukewarm and apply as ear drops to get relief from ear ache. Teeth ailments: v Make a decoction of Siris juice and massaging it over the teeth and gums will provide relief in painful gums and make teeth strong. v Grind the kernel of Siris seeds and black pepper and massage to get relief from toothache.

MEDICINAL USE Goitre: v Grind 6gm Siris seeds and take a little bit each morning to get relief from inflammation of goiter. Grinding the seeds and applying it as a paste over affected area will also provide relief in goitre. v In one part of Siris seed powder, add two parts of honey and place it in a ‘Cori’ vessal and close it properly. Let it remain for two weeks in the sun. After two weeks, take it out and use up to 10gm each day in the morning and evening. Cough: Fry yellow siris leaves in ghee and take three times a day to get relief from cough. Diarrhoea: Taking small quantities of the powder of its seeds three times a day will cure diarrhoea. Dropsy: Inflammation of dropsy is cured by the intake of a decoction of siris bark. Syphilis: Mix the ash of the leaves with ghee or oil and apply to cure syphilis. Inflammation of the scrotum: Grind the bark and apply as a paste to cure the inflammation. Urine disorder: v Make a paste of 10gm of Siris leaves and strain. Add misri and drink this in the morning and evening. v Take the oil of siris seeds and mix with milk and have it. Piles v Grind 6gm siris seeds and 3gm Colliery roots and apply as a paste to cure piles. v Apply is oil as a poultice. v Take equal amounts of siris seeds, Koot, milk of Aak, Peepal and rock salt and grind them into a fine

mixture. This paste will immediately provide relief. v Take equal amounts of Colliery roots, Danti roots, and Chit and grind them into a fine mixture. Apply this to get relief. Skin ailments: v Application of sisham oil in leprosy, etc. skin diseases prove valuable. v Apply the thin paste of white sisir as a lotion on wounds, rash and other skin ailments to get necessary benefits. v Tie the leaves as a poultice over wounds, sores and boils to get relief. v Its flowers are cooling. Apply their paste on boils and sores that appear during summer. v Siris seeds are useful in dissolving tumours and swellings on the body. Abscess: v Washing regularly with the juice of siris bark and applying the ash of its leaves as an ointment cures abscess. v Mix Siris bark, Rasanjan and Harad powder with vinegar or honey and apply to get benefit v Apply the poultice of its leaves over any kind of sores for half an hour and then change in the case of sores under the skin, no matter however it is. This will bring the boils to the surface and then burst them. Boils Grind the bark of siris, Nagar, Jatamashi, turmeric and lotus in equal quantities with cold water. Apply as a paste to cure the boils. Antidote: v Make a powder of Siris bark, seeds and flowers and take this with cow’s urine for three times to remove all kinds of toxic substances from the body. v Grind the siris roots, bark, leaves, flowers and seeds in cow’s urine and apply as paste to destroy all kinds of poison. Frog Poison: Grind the seeds of siris with the milk of Thuhar and apply as a paste to remove the poison of frog. Insect bite: Grind its flowers and apply as a paste over the bite of poisonous insects. Strength giving potion: Take 1gm of the churna of siris bark with up to 3gm ghee and take this everyday in the morning and evening. This is an excellent strength giver and blood purifier. Virility increasing tonic: Take 2gm of the churna of its seeds , twice that of hone and have this with warm milk every evening to increase virility in men. Fever with rash: Make a fine powder of its bark and mix it with ghee that has been soaked 100 times. Apply this paste to cure the ailment. Leprosy: Grind 15gm siris leaves and 2 gm black pepper and drink this for 40 days to cure leprosy.

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-Dr. (Prof.) Ravindranath Mishra

Just as night follows day, similarly after youth comes old age. Everyone knows that this truth is an unchangeable rule of nature. Even then people do not like to hear themselves being called old. The coming of old age is a necessary physical nature. With the increase in age, the physical and mental abilities of a person decreases. People still want to remain young and look fresh for longer and longer periods. With the help of a pure lifestyle and balanced food habits, we can certainly keep off old age for a long time and remain young for a longer period. Research on the deaths of centenarians reveals the fact that such people have had nutritious and healthy food throughout their life, have done exercise and physical activity, and had developed the habit to live without worries. Those people who remain busy all the time, do not allow laziness to come near them and are involved in some task or the other throughout the day live a long life. There is a definite timeframe for life and death. This timeframe cannot be increased and decreased but by making your work and leisure healthy and pure, you can definitely make your life full of happiness. If habits are not allowed to go astray while young, then it is possible to keep old age at bay. About this, psychologists have said that mental ill-habits are more dangerous than physical ill-habits. That is the reason why our opinions and mental waves should always be permeated by clean, healthy and pure thoughts. Even the scriptures say that human life should be at least up to 110 years. According to available proof, very few people live up to the age of 200 years. A man in Norway has lived for 146 years and this fact has also been recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records. Many people in Japan live up to 100 years. There, such people number over 2000. In Japan, people have a very busy daily routine. That is why people there live long and remain active. After Japan, it is China’s turn. There, a person named Yung Bun passed away after living for 256 years. In the Soviet Union, a person lived for 168 years. Keep your mind always fresh. Do not let it get tired. It is only through mental tiredness that a person feels physically tired. Someone has rightly said that a running

horse and a walking human do not become old. Mental problems make a person’s body rotten. That is why one should always try to keep happy. Behaviour should be gentle and anger should be shed away. If you do not do this, you will quickly be in the grasp of some ailment. Compared to a person who talks a lot, a quiet person or someone who talks less will live longer and will be successful in keeping old age away by himself. Adopt the right food habits We get surrounded by many problems because of our wrong food habits. Even in Charak Samhita, it has been said that eating the wrong food at the wrong time leads to diseases of the body. It is all the more necessary to take care fo food habits in middle age as by now, a person starts showing signs of blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis and heart diseases.S Morning breakfast Breakfast is very important for everyone, be it young, old, children or women. In the morning meal, you can have dalia (bulgur wheat), sprouted pulses, fruits or milk. Never have food prepared in the market. Such a breakfast will cause lot of harm to the body. Always keep in mind, that a person who does not do much physical labour should not have bread and butter in the morning as bread-butter increase fat in the body. Rather than having fruit juice, it is better to eat whole fresh fruits by chewing them. It is better if tea or coffee is not included in the morning breakfast. Food habits It is very important to keep an eye on food habits with increasing age. • It is important at this age to have such foods that are easy to chew and easy to digest. If food can be easily chewed then the teeth do not have to work so hard. Remember that teeth weaken at this age. Many-a-times, teeth even start falling. • At this age, nutritious food with less spice should be taken. • You should eat food that has less ghee, oil or butter. • Eat fruits and vegetable that are fibrous. This pre

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vents constipation. • Take food with less fat such as milk, curd and paneer. Such food is easily digested and has also proved beneficial in cases of high cholesterol. • Foods should be of low calories as with increasing age, the body does do a great amount of physical activity. • Juice, soup, etc should be had regularly. • Have food that has iron and protein. • Pay special attention the cleanliness of the body. If this is not done then skin disease might spread in the body. • The most important thing at this age is to control the weight. • A lot of water should be drunk during the day. • Take more food that required without thinking also decreases the life-span. Important tips for remaining young forever • Do not take medicines quickly for small illnesses such as coughs and colds. Take natural medicine to the extent possible. Doing this may mean a longer period for recovery but this builds up immunity in the person. • You should leave your bed at 5 am in the morning as lying in bed for a long time gives rise to the feeling of laziness. • You should walk for 0 minutes in the fresh morning air. This gives birth to new energy and fitness in the body. • You should have the habit of emptying your bowels regularly in the morning. Doing this prevents the accumulation of waste products in the stomach. • Calcium in the teeth gets eroded with increasing age. In such a case, special care should be taken of the teeth. Along with cleaning the teeth in the morning, develop the habit of cleaning your teeth at night too before sleeping. Doing this removes the food particles trapped in between teeth. • During the day, splash clean water on your eyes and wash them a number of times. Include fruits and vegetables that contain Vitamin a in your diet to keep the eyesight proper. • Keep away from mental stress as far as possible. Diseases such as heart attacks and blood pressure have a direct connection with mental stress. Always keep happy and smiling. Doing this not only keeps mental stress at bay but also prevents a number of diseases.

• Food should always be eaten on time and should be simple. Eat your food slowly after chewing well. Remember, heavy food at this age harms rather than benefiting the body. • Food should be swallowed fast without chewing. If this is done then the stomach has to the work of the teeth. This has a bad effect on the digestive system. • Do not let obesity control you. Remember that fat people are more affected by blood pressure, diabetes and heart diseases. • To get rid of excess fat, eat food with fewer calories. • Definitely fast for one day in a month. Doing this keeps the digestive system fit. • Drinking a glass of water with lemon juice in the morning not only removes excess fat but also cleans the stomach. • Always keep space in your mind for youthful thoughts and ideas. If your mind remains young, your body too will remain young. Useful Advice • If you want to remain far away from old age then spend some time in the sun for some time regularly. The vitamin ‘D’ that is produced in our body in presence of sunlight reduces the fear of death. It is assumed that the rays of the sun benefits health in a number of ways, including prevention of arterial diseases, cancer and asthma. • Staying in the company of young people prevents the showing of old age. This is why people with increasing age should keep the company of young folks. • Sleep is also very important for good health. People who are not able to sleep for 7-8 hours remain tired the entire day. Because of lack of sleep, many-atimes, people even fall sick and fall victim to many diseases. • Early to bed and early to rise should be your motto. • Food should always be taken keeping time, climate and location in time. Eating food at the wrong time or eating food that is against the season has a bad effect on health. • Stay away from old age with the help of medicinal herbs • Add 5 nag Chuara, 12 nag Munnaka (sultanas), and 7 nag Makhana in 250gm milk and make kheer. Take this to increase blood and muscle and keep the body fit.

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• Blend 5nag raisins, sultanas, 3gm Brahmi, 8nag small cardamom, 3gm musk melon seed kernels, 10nag almond and gm Babul and drink it to calm down the heat and make the body fit and strong. • At night, before sleeping, eat as many sultanas (deseeded) as you wish and drink water afterwards. After some days, weakness will vanish, making the body fit. (Taking more will lead to diarrhoea, so take according your body’s capacity). • Intake of ashwagandha according to requisite methods makes the body disease-free. Its use only during the winters will also make a sick person strong. It will get rid of old age and bring in new youth. • Mix 10gm ashgandh churna with equal amounts of misri and honey and 10gm cow’s ghee. Take this morning and evening during the winter months for 4 months and even an old man will acquire happiness of youth. • Mix the fine churna of Ashwagandha roots with fresh cow’s ghee, and in people with vata characteristics add pure sesame seeds and in people with kapha characteristics add warm water. Have this for a year to remove weakness and destroy all vyadhiyo. Old person, young and weak person will also get strength from it. • Grind the seeds of Gaurakhmundi and mix equal amount of honey. Eat one fistful each day regularly to get a lot of strength and people get a long life. • Dry the entire plant of Gaurakhmundi in the shade. Grind it when dry and add equal amount of misri and have one spoon of this morning and evening with milk to always keep young. Keep yourself fit and fine with Yoga Along with correct food and correct habits, you can also help prevent old age by keeping yourself fit with the help of Yoga. With the help of Dirgha Naukasan, you can give strength to the heart. With Matsyasan, Brajrasan and Mundukasan, you can successfully keep old age at bay by making your body fit, healthy and disease-free. If you can form the habit of doing Surya Namaskar every morning at sun rise, then it will be very beneficial for your body. Surya Namaskar is a complete exercise. It makes all the parts of the body strong and disease-free. With its help, one can keep the stomach, intestines, lungs, heart, etc. healthy and disease-free. It invigorates the blood circulation throughout the body. Surya Namaskar will make the muscles of the hands, feet, thighs, calves, shoulders, etc. beauti-

ful and fit. We also get mental peace and strength from Surya Namaskar along with fuel and energy. Old age of the mind brings old age of the body. Do not let the mind get tired. Let it always be filled with happiness. When you wake up in the morning, your mind should be filled with beautiful thoughts. When you sleep, even your dreams should be beautiful. Experience the pleasure of life with full energy and enthusiasm, only then will you be successful at keeping old age away. Always say sweet things. Along with this, develop the habit of always being humble and happy. Always eat only balanced diet. Never take stale or junk food from outside. With such food you will fall victim to illness and destroy your health. Never eat stale food. The biggest harm to the body is caused by stale food. Not only I, not only you, but the very nature is proclaiming: ‘Jeevem Sharad Shatam’

A Devotional Song rw I;kj dk lkxj gS&2 rsjh bd cw¡n ds I;kls geA ykSVk tks fn;k rwus&2 pys tk;saxs tgk¡ ls ge&2AA rw I;kj dk lkxj gS ------------------------------ AA ?kk;y eu dk ikxy iaNh mM+us dks csdjkj&2A ia[k gS dksey vk¡[k gSa /q¡/yh tkuk gS lkxj ikj&2AA vc rw gh bls le>k&2 jkg Hkwys Fks dgk¡ ls ge&2A rw I;kj dk lkxj gS ---------------------- AA b/j >we ds xk;s ftUnxh] m/j gS ekSr [kM+h&2A dksbZ D;k tkus dgk¡ gS lhek] my>u vku iM+h&2AA dkuksa esa tjk dg ns fd vk;s dkSu fn'kk ls ge&2A rw I;kj dk lkxj gS ---------------------- AA You are the ocean of love, I am thirsty for one drop of you If you send me back, I will go away from this earth This mad bird of the wounded mind is impatient to fly Wings are soft, eyes are drowsy, I have to go across the ocean Now only you can tell me from where I have lost the way Life went dancing this way while the mind is still standing there Who knows where is the horizon, this is the problem Just whisper in my ears and tell me which way I should come

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-Prabhu Dayal Malhotra

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life full of hurry and increasing competition is robbing people of peace of mind and a good night’s sleep. This directly affects the mental health of people. From children to youth to aged people – all are becoming victims of mental illness. Mental stress, insomnia, hysteria, depression, etc. complains are increasing. According to a survey, 15-20 per cent of the total population is suffering from mental illnesses. Of these, 10-15 per cent people need special medical attention. Children are also not left untouched by this. Of the children in the age group of 5-15 years, 5-25 per cent are assumed to be in the grasp of mental problems. According to mental health expert, Prof. C.K. Rastogi, problems such as mental stress, insomnia and depression are on the increase these days. While stress has become a common thing nowadays, consistent stress can become the cause of many other diseases. According to Dr. Rastogi, stress that stays for a long period of time has a very harmful effect on the body. This leads to persistent headache, sleeplessness and loss of appetite. There is a gradual weight loss. Women may have complaints of irregular periods. This stress can lead to diseases such as peptic ulcer or build-up of acidity in the stomach, asthma or high blood pressure, anxiety or hysteria. Sometimes, to get relief from stress, people start taking intoxicating substances and gradually become addicted to them and it becomes very difficult to let go of these. With regard to depression, Dr. Rastogi says this can affect both males and females of any age, however it is mainly seen after 40-45 years of age. Mental stress arising out of various reasons may be the cause for this. The patient, without any reason, feels very sad, helpless, and lonely. Along with this, he shows symptoms such as headache, dizziness, loss of appetite and weakness. There are also instances when people affected by this have attempted to commit suicide. Giving information on another disease, hysteria, Dr Rastogi says this mainly occurs in women and erupts suddenly during time of mental stress. The patient may have prob-

lem in speaking or swallowing. After some time, the patient may stop seeing with her eyes or may stop hearing with her ears. Breathing becomes rapid and the body starts shivering. She starts behaving as if possessed by ghosts or spirits. As no illness shows when the patient is examined, many-a-times people feel that she is merely acting but this is not so. About protection from mental stress, Dr Rastogi said that to whatever extent it is possible, one should avoid the causes that lead to mental stress. It is to be mentioned that exercise, yoga and meditation have been found to be most helpful in protecting oneself from mental stress. Every seventh male and every fourth female is a victim to depression. This disease has grown because of mental stress. Every year, on 10th October, World Mental Health day is celebrated. This year, the World Health Organization has given the slogan of ‘There is no health without mental health’. Psychiatrist Dr. Vipul Singh says that two things should be kept in mind for mental health. First is balance between work and rest, and the second is one should always find time to do something that gives pleasure or something that one has an interest in. World Health Organization is urging a lot of attention to be given to mental health as this problem is rapidly increasing. According to estimates, by 2020, this will be the main disease after heart disease. He said that in a day of 24 hours, 7-8 hours of sleep is very necessary. Along with this, there should be balanced diet and regular exercise. It is seen that those people who do not get their proper quota of sleep get irritated all the time. One should definitely take out time to do something of interest so that one feels happy. Even after all these precautions if someone is still affected by mental problems, then they should consult a doctor. The problem of depression is fast increasing. The Pranayam package being promoted by Swami Ramdev is proving to be most beneficial. Now people have started to cure diseases with the help of Yoga

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-Vaid Prabhat Ranjan, Patanjali Yogpeeth, Haridwar

In common language, it is also known as dysentery. In this illness, the patient had repeated excretion of thin bowels, with which he feels very weak. Both old and young have been affected by this illness in their life. When the food, we eat comes out of the body through the anal cavity within just 5-6 hours, this condition is known as diarrhoea.

Diarrhoea is an illness of the stomach. In common language, it is also known as dysentery. In this illness, the patient had repeated excretion of thin bowels, with which he feels very weak. Both old and young have been affected by this illness in their life. When the food we eat comes out of the body through the anal cavity within just 5-6 hours, this condition is known as diarrhoea. In this illness, the food acceptance ability of the intestines decreases. Along with this, there is shrinkage in the intestines. Diarrhoea is of many kinds such as Vatik diarrhoea, Kaphaj diarrhoea, Shokaj diarrhoea, Shannipataj diarrhoea, Paitik (bilious) diarrhoea, dysentery (Amatisar), Ajirnajanya (dyspepsia) diarrhoea, Severe diarrhoea or feverish diarrhoea (Jwaratisar), blood diarrhoea. In Vatik diarrhoea, the stool contains foam, uneven and comes out of the body in very small quantity with pain and sound through the anal cavity. In Kapha diarrhoea, the patient excretes white stools with very bad odour and mucous. In Shokaj (distress) diarrhoea, the patient excretes red blood, the colour of Gunjaphal, with stools or without stools. In Shannipataj (delirium) diarrhoea, the patient excretes stools similar to the water we get after washing from pork. In bilious diarrhoea, the patient feels thirsty all the time, feels faint repeatedly and he excretes yellow and a little blood-coloured stools. In dysentery, the patient excretes stools every few minutes. In dyspeptic diarrhoea, the patient’s stools are a little green in colour and contain foam. The skin around the anus becomes reddish. In feverish diarrhoea, the patient has a vomiting tendency. In the beginning, the stools are green and oily but soon they turn white and thin. In this diarrhoea, the patient has fever which goes up to 102-103o. In blood dysentery, the patient excretes yellow stools. Sometimes, blood also comes out. Apart from the types of diarrhoea mentioned, there

are many other reasons why diarrhoea occurs. In old age, the digestive capacity of the intestines decreases and hence in this age, even a little carelessness in eating habits can lead to diarrhoea or constipation. In this form of diarrhoea, even though the patient excretes frequently, he does not feel any particular physical discomfort. Hyperthyroidism, dropsy, high consumption of tobacco and intake of stale meat also causes diarrhoea in a person. Diarrhoea may also occur because of liver problems. Cancer in the intestines, warts, anal fistula, and ulcer in the intestines may also be the reason for diarrhoea. A person may also be affected by long-lasting diarrhoea because of Pyeria. Symptoms Along with thin stools, a patient will feel thirsty. His mouth will continuously feel dry. The body temperature falls. The quantity of urine also falls. This condition of the patient is considered to be serious. Along with loose faeces, the patient also vomits sometimes. There is a white deposition on the patient’s tongue. There is pain and heat in the stomach. Because of stools rotting in the stomach, the patient also has the problem of flatulence. His appetite decreases. The patient has cramps in his stomach. The patient excretes stools again and again and there is a rumbling in the stomach. The body becomes weak and yellowish. Reasons When heavy food, large quantity of food without chewing well, fried and oily food, alcohol, polluted water, stale or rotten food get accumulated and rots in the stomach, then it causes harm to the stomach. In this situation, nature removes the accumulated rot through the big intestine. Shrinkage occurs because of weather change, drinking polluted water during monsoon, feeling cold, etc. Then the mucous membrane of the intes

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tine comes out in the form of white glutinous matter in diarrhoea. This condition is called Sangrahani, a chronic disorder of the bowels. Sometimes, the bowels rot inside the intestine because of constipation. Even then this excreta comes out of the body in the form of diarrhoea. Often, diarrhoea is stopped before time with the help of opium-containing and other medicine and in these cases the condition of the patient becomes very bad. In this situation, nature once again causes diarrhoea in the patient. In this way the rotten substance present inside the body come out. A number of times, various bacteria cause diarrhoea in a person. When the intestines are infected by germs such as Giardia, cholera virus, Staphylococci, salmonella, amoeba, etc., there may be attacks of diarrhoea. In these types of diarrhoea, there may be pain in the stomach. Treatment If diarrhoea is caused by dyspepsia, indigestion or intestinal problems, then the intestines must be given complete rest and the dyspepsia must be cured. It is mainly because of indigestion that diarrhoea occurs in the body. Diarrhoea may be successfully cured with the help of medicinal herbs. • The bark of Arkamul should be dried in the shade and then grinded finely and sieved. The patient should be given 50-125 mg of this with 65 ml cool water to give relief from blood dysentery. • Take 1 part of mango seed kernel, 1 part of Bel (wood apple) seed kernel, and 1 part misri and make a powder of the three. Take 3gm of this with water to cure diarrhoea. • Drink 10-20 gm of the juice of the leaves of Adusa (Justicia ganderussa) 3-4 times daily to get relief from blood dysentery. • Grinding 4-5gm of opium pods and drinking it gets rid of diarrhoea. • Taking a small amount of 3gm Agar (Aloe wood) and 3gm Atis powder twice a day cures diarrhoea. • Grind equal amounts of parsley (Ajmoth), dry ginger (Sonth), gum of silkcotton tree (Mochras), Ghao flowers into churna and take 3-6 gm with buttermilk 3-4 times a day to cure thin stools. • For cramps, stomachache, ball, vomiting, etc., apply 5-7drops of Amrit Dhara in Batasa and take this for immediate relief. • To cure old diarrhoea in children, boil 15gm guava roots in 150gm water. When the water reduces to half, then give 6gm of this decoction 3-4 times a day

to the child to drink. • Grind fresh buds of pomegranate with seeds of small green cardamom and Mastangi and mix this with sugar to prepare a syrup or semi-liquid medicine. Licking this will give relief to children with old history of diarrhoea. • In dysentery, mix 10 gm Ankol ke Phal pulp with 2 spoons of honey and take this with rice water in the morning, afternoon and evening to completely cure diarrhoea. • Drinking 2 spoons of the juice of Sonapatha bark and Kutaj (Echites untedysenterica) bark to cure diarrhoea. • Drinking 30ml of a decoction of Arni Panchang morning and evening gives relief in dysentery. • Grind 3-4gm flowers of Ashok with water and give it to the patient to give relief in blood dysentery. • In diarrhoea, taking 3gm Atis churna, 3gm churna of Indra Jo bark with 2 spoons honey will provide relief. • Drinking the juice of 8-10 Babul (acacia) leaves cures diarrhoea. • Filling the navel hole with the milk of banyan and applying it around the area gives relief in diarrhoea. • Grind 1 gm Jaiphal in a decoction made from 5gm roots of Bala and give this to the patient to cure dysentery. • Roast the raw fruit of Bel (wood apple) on fire and take 10-20 gm of the pulp with misri 3-4 times in a day to cure old diarrhoea and dysentery. • Wash roasted hemp and grind it finely. Take 125mg of this powder with honey twice a day for relief. • In dysentery and blood diarrhoea, mix equal amounts of fine churna of Bhangra root with the churna of wood apple and take one spoon three times a day with fresh water. You will get a lot of relief. • Cook 50gm panchang of Bhui Amla with 400gm water and reduce it to one fourth to get a decoction. Add 5gm fenugreek seed powder to this and drink a little at a time to get relief from dyspepsia diarrhoea. • Drinking 2-5 gm of Changeri juice twice a day is beneficial in diarrhoea. • During diarrhoea, taking one spoon of Ghao ke Phool with two spoons of honey or one cup buttermilk three times a day. • Boil Doob grass with dry ginger powder and fennel seeds in water and drink this to cure dysentery. • Grind 10gm Doodhi with water and drink this to get relief from dysentery. • Drink 10-20 gm of carrot juice according to need to

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get relief from dysentery. • In blood dysentery, chop Gambhiri leaves and take out the juice and keep taking 1 spoon 3-4 times daily for benefit. • Take a small amount of the churna of Gular (wild fig tree) roots with approximately 3-5gm fresh water during diarrhoea. • Take 3-5gm of the churna of tamarind seed kernel with water morning and evening to get relief from diarrhoea and dysentery. • Mix 5-6gm juice of tender Jamun (rose apple) leaves with 100gm goat milk and drink to get relief. • In diarrhoea, roast or grind 5gm cumin seeds and take this with curd or lassi to get benefit. • The tender buds of Kachnar (Banbinia variegate) have a calming effect. These should be cooked and eaten for beneficial effect. • Mix 5-10gm juice of the bark of Indra Jo stem with 1 spoon honey and take this thrice a day. • Grind the seeds of Mehendi finely and mixing with ghee, make small pills with these. Have this in the early morning and evening with water. • Grind 8-10 seeds of Maulashiri or Bakul (Ninsops dengi) with cold water and take this for relief from diarrhoea. Take 10-20 gm of the pulp of its ripe fruits everyday. • In 40-60gm kwarth (decoction) of tender radish, add 1-2gm of Viyar churna and drink this to get benefit in diarrhoea. • Because of its contraction property, the roots of the sweet-smelling grass, Nagarmocha (cyperus) is beneficial in diarrhoea. • In diarrhoea which is caused by problems in mucous producing organs, take 30gm of Kagzi lemon juice 2-3 times daily to get relief. • Insert 60mg of opium in an onion and roast put it on warm sand. Eating this cures dysentery. • Mix a little cinnamon and about a rice-grain of opium with 625mg – 2gm of gum of Palash and drink it to get immediate relief. • Take 3-6gm of the juice of Parnabeej leaves and add cumin and double the amount of clarified butter (ghee). Take this thrice a day to get beneficial effect in blood diarrhoea. • Mix 4.5gm kernel of Reetha (soap nut) with water and when foam appears, make diarrhoea patients drink this.

• Add 1-2 cloves in 5gm decoction of Sarpunkhe and drink this 3-4 times a day. • Decoction of dry ginger, Swas, Vilgiri, buck wheat, coriander, Mochras (gum of silkcotton tree), Netravala cures diarrhoea. This should be taken. • Grind moist Satavar with milk and drink this 3-4 times a day to cure blood dysentery. • Mix 5gm of sesame seed powder in equal quantity of misri and then mix the entire thing in four times the quantity of goat milk. Drink this to get comfort in blood dysentery. • Grind 10 Tulsi leaves with 1gm cumin. Mix this with honey and take this 3-4 times a day to get relief during loose motion. • Mix 125mg ash of the tendrils of Vacha (orris root) with water and give it to the patient to cure dysentery in children. Diet You should never have food from the market or roadside in rainy season. You should drink boiled water. When diarrhoea patients feel hungry, give them boiled rice with the starch. Patients can also be given kichdi made of rice and moong dal or rice with curd. Soup made from whole moong beans, Dal made from pulses like masoor and moong, pomegranate, banana, orange juice, pomegranate chutney, sweet lime juice, butter, sesame seeds, lemonade, goat milk, khus or rose sherbet, glucose water, Electral or ORS mixed with water, rose apple, etc. are good for diarrhoea patients. Diarrhoea patients should take complete rest. They can also be given curd with salt and dry mint. Foods to avoid Diarrhoea patients should not eat food with high amount of chilli or spices. Apart from these, heavy foods, flatulence causing food and diarrhoea causing foods should be avoided. Diarrhoea patients should not discontinue things of pleasure, sexual activity should be reduced, too much of moving around is also not advisable and work that involves too much physical labour should be avoided. By practising Padhastasan, Chakki Chalan asana, Parichmottanasan, Pakhi asana, Ardamatsyendrasan, Shalbhasan, Uttanpadasan, Naukasan, deep breathing Pranayam, Pawanmuktasan, Ujjayi and Anolom-Bilom pranayam, you can protect yourself from diarrhoea and other stomach ailments.

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businessman had his own shop. He expanded his business with a lot of hard work. He used to make a large profit. The businessman had only one son but he was extremely lazy, weak and of no use. Even after repeated explanations by the businessman, his son would not work. The businessman was worried as to how his son would manage the business. Finally, he got an idea. The businessman said to his son – “Son, today you get me something that you have earned and only then you will get food to eat, otherwise not.” The businessman had found a brilliant way of mending his son. The boy got worried after hearing his father’s words and thought what to do now. His mother gave him one rupee out of compassion. In the evening when the businessman asked him for the day’s earnings, the boy handed over the one rupee. In the olden days, even one rupee had a lot of value. But the businessman was keeping a watch of his son’s activities. He knew everything. He said, “Go and drop this in the nearby well.” The boy ran and threw the coin in the nearby well. He thought that the trouble is over. The next day, businessman again called his son and said, “Go and earn something and only then you will get food to eat.” The boy thought again the same problem! He was lazy, he did not want to work. That day he went to his elder sister and started crying for one rupee. His sister took pity on her brother and gave him one rupee. The boy’s problem was solved. In the evening the businessman asked for the day’s earning. He again handed over one rupee. The businessman was wise and knew where this money came from. Yesterday he had got the money from his mother but today his mother was sent to her maternal home. Today he must have got it from his sister. The businessman ordered, “Go and throw this money in the nearby well.” The boy ran out speedily and threw the money. He then got his food. However, the businessman sent his daughter to her in-law’s place.

Acharya Satyanand ‘Naistik’

The Third day, the businessman again called his son and said, “Go and bring your earning again.” The son was very worried today. Today his mother and sister were not at home and who will listen to him? His neighbours knew he was good-for-nothing. When there was no hope of getting money from anywhere, he went to the market in search of some work. With a lot of effort, he got one job. The trader said that 25 paise will be given for the day’s work. The boy agreed. The entire day he carried sacks on his back. His back was ached. He could not even stand straight. He was overwhelmed with tiredness. He did not even have the strength to walk. After his hard and long work, he reached home with 25 paise. The businessman read something new on his son’s face. He asked for the day’s earning. The boy handed over 25 paise. The businessman was quite wise. Immediately he said, ‘Go and drop this boy become very angry in the nearby well.” On hearing this, the and he said, “I have almost broken my back for this 25 paise and am hardly able to walk. Now you are asking me to throw this money in the well?” The businessman said, “Yesterday you had thrown one rupee in the well. Today it is just 25 paise.” The boy said, “Father, this 25 paise is far more valuable than one rupee. Now I have realised that to throw one rupee which was not earned by me was very easy whereas I am finding it very hard to throw even 25 paise that I have earned with hard work.” The businessman patted his son’s back. He hugged him close and handed over the keys of his business to him saying, “Today you have tasted the fruit of labour, which is sweet. Hard work is the key to success. Now you will be able to run this business. This is the lesson I wanted to teach you.” Moral: The answer to man’s success lies in hard work. The person who does not work hard gets left behind. The life of an idle person is wasted.

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- Vaidya Ajay Magan

Very few people know what blood pressure is – the

The pressure exerted on the walls of the blood vessels by blood during circulation after being pumped out by the heart is known as blood pressure. Normally, the pressure in arteries is known as blood pressure. These are the vessels that carry blood away from the heart to the other parts of the body.

pressure exerted on the walls of the blood vessels by blood during circulation after being pumped out by the heart is known as blood pressure. Normally, the pressure in arteries is known as blood pressure. These are the vessels that carry blood away from the heart to the other parts of the body. What is high blood pressure? If blood exerts more than normal pressure on the walls of the arteries over a period of time, it is known as high blood pressure. It is also known as hypertension. Reasons of high blood pressure In a number of people, no one reason is seen for high blood pressure. This is called primary blood pressure. In some people, blood pressure occurs because of the prevalence of some other disease. When the reason is known, it is known as secondary high blood pressure. Dangers of high blood pressure High blood pressure is a serious condition. It can lead to heart attack, brain haemorrhage, kidney failure and a number of other diseases. Measuring Blood Pressure • Do not have coffee or cigarettes for 30 minutes before measuring the blood pressure. • For the first five minutes, sit at ease. Visit the bathroom before taking the measurement. The pressure of urine also affects the reading. What is low blood pressure? If the pressure exerted by blood on the blood vessels is lower than the required pressure, it is known as low blood pressure. People who have low blood pressure have less chance of heart attacks and kidney failure. Low blood pressure may be present even in sportspersons who regularly exercise, people who maintain the correct weight and in people who do not smoke. It is said that till the time, the symptoms of low blood pressure do not emerge or no damage is done to any organ of the body, there is no danger from low blood pressure. It is only when the blood pressure falls extremely low that it becomes dangerous. When the blood pressure becomes dangerously low, then the requisite amount of oxygen and nutrients does not reach the vital organs of the body such as brain, heart and kidney and these organs are not able to function properly. In a situation like this, because of low blood pressure, these organs are damaged permanently. Symptoms • Lightness of body and sleeplessness are symptoms of low blood pressure. • When blood pressure falls very low, a person might also become unconscious. • Chest pain, difficulty in breathing, irregular heart beat, fever (over 101), headache, stiff neck, cough, vomiting, fatigue, fainting, etc. ` YOG SANDESH-ENGLISH ` 17


Reasons Low blood pressure can occur to anyone but in certain cases, it can also become dangerous and serious. Blood pressure becomes low in the early days of pregnancy in expecting mothers. The medicines that control high blood pressure also lower blood pressure. Apart from these, heart disease, dehydration and lack of proper nutritious diet may also cause low blood pressure. Why does blood pressure fluctuate between high and low? Tension is the biggest influence on the blood pressure. If children have the tension of studies, then adults have the tension of striking a balance between home and the workplace. In other words, no person is free from tension. This is the reason why blood pressure has become a common thing among the common populace. What is high or low B.P.? High blood pressure occurs when the blood pumped out by the heart goes out very fast, exerting great pressure on the walls of the arteries while the exact opposite occurs in low blood pressure, that is the blood pumped out by the heart goes out very slowly through the arteries. What to do • If you are suffering from high blood pressure then reduce the intake of salt. • If you are suffering from low blood pressure then increase the intake of salt. • Exercise regularly. This regulates blood pressure. Just take care that if there is any difficulty in breathing or any pain in the chest, reduce the rate of exercise. • Take balanced and nutritious diet. • Low blood pressure patients should take nutritious food and correct their life style. • Try to finish your work in time to avoid work-related stress. • Take adequate food and eat only those foods which have low quantity of protein. • Vegetarian food is the best food. To remove toxic substances from the body, eat a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables instead of traditional foodstuff. • Kidney plays an important role in controlling blood pressure. Always keep kidneys healthy. For this, physical exercise is important.

• To get relief from blood pressure with the help of natural methods, patients should take a fruit diet for at least one week. In this, oranges, apples, pears, mango, guava, pineapple, watermelon, etc. are quite useful. These should be taken three times a day with a gap of five hours in between. Do not take banana or jackfruit. Milk should be taken only after a week. It should be fresh and just boiled once. • Vegetables are very helpful for high blood pressure patients. They should be eaten raw. If they have to be cooked, take care that their natural juices do not burn out. • Cucumber, carrot, tomato, onion, radish, cabbage, spinach, etc. should be eaten raw. • Garlic is recognized to be a natural cure. Eating garlic regularly regularizes blood pressure and tension because it has the medicinal property of reducing the shrinkage of fine capillaries. Apart from giving relief in nausea, unconsciousness, breathlessness, it also gives relief in gas, and improves the working of the heart by reducing the pulse. If 2-3 cloves of garlic are consumed everyday then it has a profound effect on blood pressure. • The intake of amla (gooseberry) is also helpful in blood pressure. Take one teaspoon of amla juice with equal amount of honey everyday in the morning. • Lemon also normalizes high blood pressure. The vitamin ‘C’ present in it prevents weakness in the fine capillaries. • Eat the seeds of watermelon. The seeds of watermelon have a substance that helps in enlarging the blood vessels. When the blood vessels become enlarged, the pressure automatically lowers. • Food rich in potassium and calcium also controls high blood pressure. Potassium is present in fruits and vegetables and calcium is found mainly in milk and milk products. • Walking is the best exercise for high blood pressure. It reduces tension. Muscles are strengthened and blood circulation improves. • When blood pressure starts reducing, for greater exercise, take the help of cycling and jogging. Yoga is also helpful. • There should be regular check-up of blood pressure. This gives an update of the situation. • Equal amounts of onion juice and honey should be mixed and 10 gm should be taken once daily as an

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effective cure for blood pressure. Onion juice reduces cholesterol levels in the blood thus reducing the chance of heart attacks. Onion is a tonic for the nervous system, purifies blood, helps in digestion, improves the working of the heart and prevents insomnia. Honey has a soothing effect on the body and reduces the excitement in the blood vessels, thus reducing high blood pressure. With honey the heart becomes strong and everlasting. • Grind the kernel of watermelon seeds and white khus-khus (poppy seeds) separately. Mix equal weights of each and keep aside. Take 3 gm every morning on empty stomach with water. This reduces blood pressure and improves sleep at night. Headache also reduces. Take for 3-4 weeks as required. • Take 3gm of fenugreek seed powder with water early morning and evening on empty stomach for 10-15 days to reduce high blood pressure. This also helps in diabetes. • After food, chew 1-2 peeled cloves of garlic raw along with water or insert the garlic cloves in 1-2 deseeded sultanas (munakka) and have it. Fresh cloves of garlic help in normalizing blood pressure. • Grind equal quantities of wheat and gram. Make rotis of the flour with wheat bran and eat them. Improvement will be seen in high blood pressure within 1-2 days. • Keep water in a copper tumbler at night and drink this in the morning to lower blood pressure and helps in controlling it. • Mix four tulsi leaves, two neem leaves along with 24 spoons of water for 5-7 days every morning on empty stomach to help in high blood pressure. • Eat tree-ripened papaya every morning for one month and do not eat anything for two hours after this. This helps in high blood pressure. Foods to avoid in high blood pressure High blood pressure patients should avoid the following: heavy food made with milk and butter, etc., fried food, alcohol, smoking, clarified butter (ghee), salt, brinjal, potato, unripe banana, jackfruit, pulses, refined flour, sweets, jaggery, oil, sour food, chilli and spices, polished rice, white refined sugar, tea, coffee, mutton, fish and intoxicating substances. Food to eat in high blood pressure • Fruits such as lemon, papaya, amla, sweet lime (mausambi), apple, water melon, etc. are helpful.

• Cholai leaves, spinach, garlic, gourds, onion, carrot, tomato, carrot juice, bathua, etc. are beneficial. • Eat stale wheat rotis soaked in milk in the morning. Take curd in which glucose has been mixed. • Chew every morsel well. Do not drink water while eating. • Walk on bare feet for 5-6 km or on green grass for 10-15 minutes for benefit. • Always be happy – meditate for peace of mind. • It has also been found that fasting for a day once every week or fortnight, e.g. in the ekadashi of suklpaksh, is beneficial. • For immediate relief in high blood pressure, squeeze half a lemon in 10 gm water and take this once or twice with a two hours gap to get instant relief. Treatment for low blood pressure • Soak 32 raisins in 150 gm of water in a ceramic bowl. After twelve hours, eat the raisins one by one, chewing well to help in low blood pressure. For continued relief, continue for 32 days. Doing this for month will remove the disease from the body. Being full of iron, copper and being an alkaline substance, it cleanses the blood and body. • If unconsciousness occurs because of low blood pressure of heart weakness, take two spoons of juice of green amla mixed with equal quantity of honey repeatedly. This helps in regaining consciousness and strengthens the heart. • Intake of almonds is very helpful in low blood pressure. Soak seven almonds every night and in the morning, grind it well and drink it with milk. • For immediate relief in low blood pressure, stop talking and sleep quietly, lying on the left side. Sleep will provide relief. • Low blood pressure patients should avoid hard labour and they should practice Yoga Nidra once everyday. This removes tension and the body relaxes, providing deep sleep. • Low blood pressure occurs mainly because of irregularities in sleep and food. Inadequate intake of nutritious food and hard labour throughout the day leads to low blood pressure. • While working, if you feel very tired or nauseous or if you see darkness while trying to stand up after sitting for a while, take rest. Food and sleep is the best medicine for low blood pressure.

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ON THE OCCASION OF BLINDNESS PREVENTION WEEK

“Eyes are our windows to the world, without eyes the world is dark” – there are countless sayings like this. Almost 85% of the knowledge that we gain during our life is because of our eyes. Eyes are the biggest gift to mankind. Similar to a camera, the eye is protected by the bony socket and lashes, tears, eyelids are all present for its protection as well as beauty. Our eyes which can understand 36000 signals in an hour, are made up of 20 lakh parts. If the environment is 100% pollution free than even by candle light, an eye can see up to a great distance. Out of the total 12 sensory nerves connected to the eyes, 6 are connected only to the eye. But when it comes to eye donation, people for no reason close their eyes. Eye donation does not take place while a person is living and only carried out after a person is dead. While living only an oath is taken that after death, the person’s eyes should be donated. Even so the reality is something else. When there is a death in the neighboirhood and you raise the issue of eye donation, 98% negates the proposal whereas everyone knows that just the body is lying here. The soul has departed and the body is only here for some more time before it is cremated or buried. Why is there such hesitation for eye donation? Some people say that if eyes are taken out in this birth, then in the next birth one will be born blind. Some others say that after taking out the eyes the dead body becomes ugly. Yet others say that our religion does not allow eye donation. There is no end to the number of reasons given by people. These very people donate clothes, wealth, cows and what not during all major festivals and occasions but when it comes to eye donation, everyone turn a blind eye.

us=ke~ iz/kue~ losZfUnz;k.kke~ Just as the Peepal among trees, Ganga among rivers, the eye is considered to be the principal organ amongst all organs of the body. Eyes that gift us the knowledge of reality. Does not it then become our duty to protect our eyes as invaluable jewels and instead of burning or burying them after death, isn’t it better to give two blind people a chance to see the world? On the pyre it will turn into ash In the grave it turn into soil

- Gopal Jalan Donate your eyes Let light enter two lives According to the Health Ministry, Government of India, approximately 20 lakh people in India are blind due to damaged cornea and 30,000 to 40,000 people turn victim each year because of corneal blindness. According to the Eye Bank Association of India, there are 543 eyes banks in India, which are able to collect only 30,000 cornea each year, that is there are only about 15,000 cornea donors while there are 80-90 lakh deaths each year. Of this, only 15,000 are eye donors, that is 2%. Sri Lanka, which is a very small country with a population about the size of Delhi or Haryana donates eyes to 135 other countries. The Indian government’s Indian Airlines also gives free cargo service for this. Corneas can be transported from one place to another. Of the eye donations in India, 42% is from South India, 38% is from West India and only 20% eyes come from Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir, Rajasthan, U.P., Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and North East India. It is often seen that despite being blind, people are able to understand and recognize things. In explanation it has been said that blind people see things with their sixth sense or with their inner eyes. Now even scientists have agreed that the blind can see. This can be said to be ‘blind sight’. It is because of damage to the visual cortex that people cease to see. Visual cortex allows sight in people. The visual cortex can be damaged by natural or external injury or strokes, etc. According to research, blind people can ‘see’ or recognize things with the help of blind sight. It is that power which allows a blind person to feel a thing with his or her senses without actually seeing it. Respected Swami Ramdevji Maharaj is giving a lot of importance to blood donation and eye donation. Important and beautiful work is being carried out in this regard in Patanjali Yogpeeth’s modern and Ayurvedic optic and research department.

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-Acharya Balkrishna

A person’s story is actually the story of his mind. This is what gives birth to tranquility in disturbance and disturbance in tranquility, peace in struggle and struggle in peace. This is the biggest problem and also, finally, the solution to all problems. An entire branch of knowledge has come up for its research, which we know by the name of psychology. Despite this, what is the nature of the mind? There is still no Common opinion as to a final answer to this question. Despite the sages of India differentiating the sense and life energies gradually in the form of food-giving and life-giving cells, they have also identified the intelligent mind in the body and its activities as mental cells. This is the connecting point between the internal man and the outer world. This is the connection as well as the divider between the foodgiving and life-giving cells or the science-based and pleasure-based worlds. It has neither length, nor breadth and nor any thickness. We can call it the window to the knowledge gathered over time. The entire information of the entire Universe sent by the sense organs is synthesized here and it is here that the experiences of the soul and intellect is analyzed and expressed externally. It is here that the food-giving and life-giving cells are regulated. This is the soul of the life-giving cells. Along with wisdom, intellect and arrogance, mind is an equal participant and member of the innermost experiences. If we go deep into the issue, we will find that all these are nothing but the handiwork of the mind that we call by different names by the various angles from which they are viewed. The dividing line between the various internal members is very thin. Along with the mind, we also have the intellect centre. The main source for its imagination is wisdom. We can call wisdom the superior side of mind or the enlightened area of the mind. When we are in the state of reasoning (which can be said to be the state of pros and cons), then we are at the level of the mind or within the area of the mind. Wisdom emerges from here. From the various aspects of pros and cons that emerge during the state of reasoning, wisdom selects one and a decision takes birth. On one hand, the workings of the mind push man towards bondage, on the other hand the workings of wisdom helps him to become free. Whether the decision taken by wisdom is right or wrong depends on the level of the intellect and

arrogance. The highest state of intellect is never found in the tamasik form of arrogance. Inferior level of arrogance and inferior state of intellect obstructs the capability of wisdom of taking the correct decision. The job of choosing one between the struggle of determination and non-determination, is very difficult when taken at the level of understanding, but is very easy and natural when looked at from the level of technicalities. Wisdom, intellect and arrogance are nothing but different parts of the mind. Sage Patanjali always used the word ‘intellect’ to denote ‘mind’. Swami Atmanand Saraswati, a profound thinker who kept a great pace in ‘yoga’, in his volume ‘Shivsankalp and Vedic Manovigyan’, has given detailed description of the various divisions of the mind with their composition and functions. According to Swamiji, the mind works at five levels, namely: Devman, Yakshman, Pragyanman, Chetahman and Ghritiman. Even in this, Gritiman is divided into Pratyagbhan mind, Vishwabhan mind, and Vashikaran mind. In these, Devman takes the help of the godly (dev) senses of knowledge to gather all the information and passes on the message to the soul. Yakshman is the head of the work organs. By regulating the work organs and translating the internal messages into work through them is what this mind does. Pragyanman receives the information of the sense organs from the Devman and takes a decision as to what has to be done. It then instructs Yakshman to carry this out through the work organs accordingly. At this level, the active part of the mind is in reality the wisdom. An account of the culture and habits that is gained by the intellect from our work and feelings is kept by the Chetasman. The fifth, Gritaman is at three levels for true knowledge, global view, and progress. What is mind? Even though it is difficult to completely understand it, we can understand better by the work done by various on how and what the mind does. An interesting bit of information given by Sage Gautam is that the mind cannot give rise to two kinds of knowledge at the same time. That is, when the mind is taking in the form of the object, it cannot take in its smell and taste at that instant. However, all these take place at such small intervals of time that we cannot get to know where one task ended and the other begun. The ability of the mind to completely involve itself in

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the good and progress of the man depends on its health. A sick mind is the biggest obstacle to progress, peace and happiness. Sage Patanjali has analyzed the various obstacles that arise in the mind in the form of insanity, depression, stress, idiocy, fear and illusion. The study ‘Chitta bhumi - Chitta vridhi’, where intellect is divided into five segments, is in itself a great work. In the view of the Yog scholars, our intellect can exist at five levels, namely: Kshipt, Mudh, Vishipt, Ekagra and Niradh. When the intellect, reaching the state of sorrow and perplexity, when we feel that we are at a loss, then we are at the ‘Kshipt’ level of the intellect. Because the intellect is mainly under the influence of Rajas gunah at the ‘Kshipt’ level, it is very restless and always look outward. Such an intellect uselessly keeps wandering about. The state of the intellect that occurs during physical or mental injury or during an illness is called ‘Mudh’ state. This state of intellect is often in the grasp of hatred, passion, etc. In reality, Mudh state comes about when the mind is clouded by Tamas gunah. In this state, there is no sense of responsibility, and one gets angry at small things frequently and thus mind gets involved in useless things rather than focusing on the actual task. During the worldly events of benefit-harm, dignity-insult, defect-victory, happiness-sorrow, birthdeath, etc., the intellect that keeps control is at the level of the Vikshipt. The concentrating of the mind on any one topic is done at the level of the Ekagra state. Similarly, the level at which the meditative path is changed is called Niradh. Amongst these, the first three are not important for the yoga practitioners. However, when reaching the third state of the intellect, Vikshipt, possibilities of yoga arises. Actually for yogic meditation, only Ekagra and Niradh levels are required. In the state of Ekagra, the meditator meditates with the help of yoga and tries to fix an object in the intellect. In the state of Ekagra, when the mind is constantly wandering or tries to rise up, then it automatically enters the state of Niradh. This is the highest point of purity and reality. It is at this level that the meditator gets into Samadhi and experiences ecstasy. Staying continuously at this level, the devotee goes into various aspects of Samadhi. It is at this stage that the wise meditator reaches the highest point of Samadhi and becomes free. Along with the states of intellect, Sage Patanjali has unprecedented understanding of the functions of the intellect. Sage Patanjali divides all the various businesses of the intellect into five classes – Praman Vritti, Viparya Vritti, Vikalp Vritti, Nidra Vritti and Smriti Vritti. According to sage Patanjali, these are happiness-giving as well as sorrow-giving. If we take an overview of the worldly businesses as opposed to the mental businesses, then we will surprisingly find that here is no mental or

worldly business that does not fall within these five classes. The fish-like intellect (mind) keeps jumping up and down in these businesses and keeps the person constantly on his toes. These businesses get mixed with the sensual pleasures and get converted into desires. This converts good work into sin. However, if these are calmed down and influenced by the feelings of the soul, then we get to see the happy outcome. When there is concord among these businesses, which is also the starting point of the state ekagra, then it does not let the intellect to be pushed into despair or worry by the ups and downs of the environment and the chaos. In the words of Dr Radhakrishna – ‘We cannot change the wheel of events in the world, or the ups and downs that occur in society, according to our own wish. However, we can develop so much will power within us that they do not have any effect on us and they do not move us away from our path.’ Our entire worldly and mental business gets carried out with the help of these five ‘Vrittis’, hence it is very important that they are a fact, true and regulated. The reality and truth of these businesses in a man is the best message for rise. On the other hand, it is also true that only facts determine the truth. This was very important for sage Patanjali. This is also the reason why the first three classes of businesses include proof or fact (Praman vitti), change or opposition (viparya vitti) and uncertainty (Vikalpa vitti). These three give stress on the factual aspect of knowledge and the truth. It is only proven knowledge that is the true knowledge. These are later called ‘Pratyasha’ or visible truth or that which is seen by the eyes, ‘Anuman’ or assumption and ‘Sabd Praman’ or hearsay or that which is heard with the ears. This has been discussed seriously in Indian philosophy scholar, Gautam’s Philosophy of justice. We differentiate the general knowledge that we get from our senses into the first category, that is ‘Prataksya’. The knowledge that had come to us through our eyes and direct senses can now be used by us to make an assumption. The assumptions made by earlier sages and the vedic texts are considered are now placed in the category of ‘Sabd Praman’. An assumption made on the basis of the form or shape of the object goes against the truth of that very object. This false assumption with regard to objects was regarded as ‘viparya’ by Patanjali. In reality, it is very important that facts should be used without any illusion. When facts or proofs are touched by bias and illusion then they will only be fit for ‘viparya’ category. The first two categories of facts and change are thus dependent on the object, however, the third vritti, Vikalpa, gives the essence of being without any objects. To imagine and give shape to an object or topic in your intellect after hearing about it with your ears is

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possible only with the help of this vritti. The first three businesses of the intellect, namely Praman, Viparya and Vikalpa are connected with the alert or awakened state of man, whereas all the businesses that occurred in the dream and sleeping states were categorized by sage Patanjali into ‘nidra’ vritti. The happy or evil dreams that we go through in our sleep state and the desire-filled and greed-filled ups and downs we experience during our dreams and sleep are beneficial or harmful to using the form of nidra vritti. The dream state of man is filled with unanswered question. Apart from saying that our dream state reflects the unquenched or subdued desires of the awakened state, the flings that we have absorbed and the desires of various previous births, I am not in a position to say anything more. The function of the intellect that collects and preserves all the topics that have been learnt, experienced or felt in the past is identified by Patanjali as the fifth class of function called ‘Smriti’ or memory. In reality, this vritti is an extremely calm function and at the same time is also very excitable. This can be the cause of jealousy and also of empathy. While memories with a resolution can encourage co-existence, repetitive memories can lead to oppression. Sage Patanjali has said that all these functions have both happy and sad aspects. Only the extremely careful vigilance of these can determine the existence of distressed and joyous conditions. I appeal to the people desirous of happiness and exaltation should control the effect of the functions of the intellect with the help of yoga. Acharya has also advised the devotees to be careful from the confusing elements that hinder your mission. There are nine such internal perplexing elements,

namely, disease, uncertainty, error, laziness, want of peace, delusion. Apart from these, there are four kinds of sub-elements of obstruction which the devotee has to face along with the main elements of obstruction. These are: sorrow, wickedness, physical body, inhaling and exhaling. Studying the elements that influence the working of the mind, sage Patanjali has given another piece of interesting information about the form of the five classes. The following five elements have an important role to play in building obstacles in the way of the functions of the intellect: false knowledge, wrong memory, anger, hatred and attachment. While trying to gather the intellect or mind, these five hindrances which stick to it are very difficult to remove. They are always at work trying to make the mind blunt and the intellect dirty. In this regard, there is another important piece of information available in yoga texts, and that is the first obstacle, false knowledge, is the father of the remaining four and nourishes them. False memory, anger, hatred and attachment have the seed of false knowledge in them and we can also call them the branches or sub-branches of false knowledge. In Indian Philosophy, it is this false knowledge that is considered to be the cause of bondage and the hindrance to salvation. In your root character, false knowledge is the father of all that which is false or not in the right place. False memory is of Tamas nature and gives rise to lower level of arrogance. When the sharp desire for fame does not materialize then false memory runs a complete programme of anger and revenge under it. …to be continued.

If you want to obtain the entire teachings – from self-religion to the religion of the nation, if you want to improve your personality, if you want to come out from the web of opinions and change your life, if you want to know the road to happiness and the reasons for sorrow, then definitely read the book, ‘Jeevan Darshan’! Encourage others to read. If you want to know the opinions of respected Swami Ramdevji, if you want to understand his entire spiritual, social and national thoughts and want to know the work being done to built the India of his dreams, then read this book thoroughly yourself and inspire others to also read. On the death anniversary of immortal martyr Ramprasad Bismil, this book, dedicated by Swami Ramdevji to the patriotic martyrs of the nation who have shown courage, valour and strength, was released by the honourable President of Mauritius, Shri Anirudh Jagannath. Encourage the sales of the book, ‘Jeevan Darshan’ to help common man as well as the intelligentsia to join the biggest revolution of this age. Printed and published by ‘Bharat-Swabhiman’, this book is priced at only Rs 10. To obtain this book, you can order the book from ‘Divya Prakashan’, Patanjali Yogpeeth, Haridwar. After the coming month of February, this book will also be available in about 15 languages including Punjabi, Nepali, English, Tamil, etc. ` YOG SANDESH-ENGLISH ` 23


- Swami Ramdev

Life is God’s greatest boon. Being born as a human being is God’s greatest gift to Life is God’s greatest boon. Being born as a human being is God’s greatest gift to us. Life is priceless and living life for petty reasons is an insult to it. To spend your energy in petty tasks, and to waste invaluable time in fulfilling material desires and obtaining luxuries is akin to looking down on life. Life is endless, our strengths are also endless and our potential is also vast. We are able to utilize only about 5-10 per cent of our physical, mental, social and spiritual strengths.

us. Life is priceless and living life for petty reasons is an insult to it. To spend your energy in petty tasks, and to waste invaluable time in fulfilling material desires and obtaining luxuries is akin to looking down on life. Life is endless, our strengths are also endless and our potential is also vast. We are able to utilize only about 5-10 per cent of our physical, mental, social and spiritual strengths. If we use our internal strengths fully, we turn from man into superman, from human to super-powerful humans. Our human consciousness gradually falls down to a licentious consciousness and the world out of delusion starts worshipping human beings as Gods. All the divine qualities that were present in Sri Krishna, Sri Ram, Mahayogi Shiva, Mahavir Swami, Nirvana-attaining Buddha, Guru Nanakdev and Guru Govind Singh are also inherent in us. A yogi should never consider himself poor, helpless or powerless. At every moment tell yourself, I am vast. I am a representative of God. I was born on this earth with a great purpose. I have within myself the patience of the earth, the energy of fire, the speed of wind, the calmness of water and the vastness of the sky. My brain has the energy, intellect, wisdom and brilliance of the Brahmin. My arms have the courage, strength, power and dignity of the Kshatriya. Within my stomach I have the business strategies of the Vaishya and I consider it my honour to be able to serve like the Sudra. I am not an individual but a culture. I am a messenger of eternal traditions. India is in me. I am the beloved child of mother India. “ekrk Hkwfe iq=kks¿g i`fFkO;k”. I am not land, mansion, position or youth. I am not the mortal body but I am the immortal, brilliant, rootless, eternal soul. Love, kindness, peace and vatshalya is my identity and religion. My work is my religion. I am not merely a worshipper of stone idols but of those living idols that my Lord has created Himself and in whose souls He resides himself. I am the worshipper of the chaitanya murta Brahma. Storms cannot make me bend, obstacles cannot hinder my life path and insults cannot distract my patience. I will make my life blessed by surrendering totally to obey the instructions of my guru and the scriptures. I will not allow any hindrance to the flow of virtue in my life. At each moment, I will lead a life full of love, kindness, courage, bravery, power, self-confidence. At every moment, my external and internal life will remain pure and free from fault. In my life, the good of the nation will be above everything else and this will be my motto. I am first of all the child of Mother India and only after that I am an ascetic, householder, politician, actor, worker, officer or businessman. How could I have existed if my country did not exist? My country is everything for me. This life is for the nation. This life is for God. This is the aim of my life. Duty towards my nation comes before my political duties or ascetic duties. The nation’s glory is my glory and any insult to my nation is an insult towards me. I will not allow my country’s glory, pride and honour to be tarnished. Even if I have to sacrifice everything, I will do so in order to make India the superpower of the world. I will bring back the lost glory of my country. Come! Come forward and be ready to sacrifice everything in fulfilling this pure and holy resolution. Come! Let us all unite to build a new India together. ` YOG SANDESH-ENGLISH ` 24


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Narendra Kumar Yadav, D.A.V, Narnol

Swami Ramdevji Maharaj is a historic personality. He has written new history in the areas of yoga-prananyam and ayurvedic treatment methods. In this regard the work done by the organization established by him namely Patanjali Yogpeeth and University, Patanjali Yog Samitis, Divya Yog Pharmacy Trust and branches, will be written in golden letters on the pages of history. He has written a eternal and indestructible history of Indian traditional glory. Another historic aspect of Swami Ramdevji Maharaj’s personality is the short period of time in which he has done this magnificent work. In the time take by highly qualified management gurus and engineers to draw their designs or write their ideas on paper, Swamiji is able to show the complete manifested work within that timeframe. It is a result of his miraculous personality that lack of money has never become an issue in the fulfillment of his work. Whatever task he takes in hand, Swamiji never fails to fulfill it. Once he starts, he doesn’t turn back. Losing is something that Swamiji hasn’t learnt. Napoleon’s motto - ‘Defeat is a word found in the dictionary of cowards’ – is Swamiji’s inspirational sentence. Swami Ramdev has the courage to blow to smithereens the rocks that may come up as obstacles on the way. The coming generations will remember such a personality for hundreds and thousands of years. By observing, reading and hearing about the work done by him, people will continue to be fascinated. With the passage of time, it is also possible that some of his emotional devotees start worshipping him as God. However, Swamiji would never want this to happen. Swamiji is a believer in Gita’s Karmayog and ‘Work is worship’ is his philosophy. The vastness, emotion and attractiveness of Swamiji’s personality do not need any proof. The print, visual and audio media of today feel themselves honoured when Swamiji gives them the privilege of telecasting him live. Every TV channel, newspaper reporter, press reporter and programme producer keeps eagerly waiting for

sometime from Swamiji. Swamiji’s programme increase media ratings. Millions of people watch Swamiji on television daily. There are a number of inexplicable and rare characteristics in Swamiji’s personality that adds a lot of charisma to his programme on yoga. Swamiji has connected ancient Vedic culture with modern consumerist culture. While Swamiji talks about religion, spirituality and philosophy, he also does not hesitate to adopt modern technology or science. Swamiji adopts everything that is positive, no matter where it comes from. Swamiji has declared war on pretence, superstition, rituals and rites, etc that take place in the name of tradition. He has revealed the truth behind the masks of many a so-called great man. He is on the side of brotherhood, harmony, cooperation, equality amongst religions, peace, etc. He is a staunch enemy of bias based on regions, caste, religion, community, language, and of terrorism, etc. His doors are always closed to hatred, jealousy, falsehood, corruption, etc. There is an unique coexistence of qualities such as yoga and spirituality, philosophy, social service, nation service, humanitarian service, service to all living beings, valour, energy, strength, sympathy, love, devotion, kindness, ability to fight against bad elements, etc. in his personality. When Swamiji speaks about Vedas, Upanishads, scriptures, philosophy, yoga, Samadhi, pranayam and spirituality, it seems as if the actual compilers of the Vedas are in front of us. When Swamiji simplifies and explains to us the hidden secrets of yoga and Ayurveda, it seems as if the great sage Patanjali, Dhanwantari, Charak and Susrut are themselves in front of us under a vast banyan tree in a hut making divine medications. When Swamiji declares war against sins, torture, injustice, corruption, bribery, idleness, robbery, betrayal of the nation, widespread ineptitude in governance, cowardliness, impotency, etc. and calls out to destroy them, the images of Purushottam Ram and Karmayogi Krishna take shape before us. When Swamiji invites us to shoot out at the internal betrayers

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and cheaters who threaten the independence, dignity, unity and vastness of the nation and the external terrorists and makes a loud sky-piercing noise against them, making the enemy shiver with fright – the actual form of brave soldiers such as Maharana Pratap, Shivaji, Rani Lakshmibai, Tantiya Tope, Chandrashekhar Azad, Bhagat Singh, Subhash Bose, Vir Sabarkar, Sardar Patel, etc. appear before us and challenges the enemy,asking them to step on to the battlefield. When Swamiji calls upon everyone to make this world disease-free and healthy, and when he prays for the goodness of the world in a very pure manner, it seems as if the Lord of all Lord, Mahadev Shiva has appeared before us. When Swamiji shows the emotions of pity, love, kindness and affection towards the poor, orphans and helpless, it seems as if Mother Parvati has spread her cloak over the world to protect it from all bad influences. When Swamiji roars with energy, valour and heroism, it appears as if Durga has come down to Earth herself. Starting new activities each day, he appears to take the form of Shri Ganesh. From his wish of protection, caring, conservation of all living beings, he appears to like the preserver of the world, like Vishnu. When he speaks of religion, spirituality, philosophy, spread of the knowledge of the Vedas and Upanishads, social welfare, independence, etc., it seems as if Maharshi Dayanand has again come back on this earth in the form of Swami Ramdev. When he speaks of philosophy, purity, development of orphans and the poor, cleanliness, a society free from disease, sorrow and fear, truth, non-violence, etc., we see Gautama Buddha, Mahabir Swami, and Mahatma Gandhi in him. The other qualities of Swamiji’s personality are; patience as the earth, seriousness like the ocean, speed, energy and enthusiasm like the wind, thunder like the clouds, energy, valour, strength like the sun and fire, peacefulness like the moon, roar like the lion, softness like butter, vastness like the sky, service towards others like a tree, calmness and thirst-quenching like the water, nutritious and filling like rice. He is the one person in whom all such Godly qualities are mixed. The qualities of all the four castes – Brahman, Kshatriya, Vaishya and sudra are seen in Swamiji. Now I would like to throw light on a few points about Swamiji’s work and projects. Swamiji removes the fearfear and diseases from people across the world. Following the saying ‘Vasudeva Kutumbakam’, Swamiji has made the entire world his home. Just like a true pilgrim, he travels the world for the good of others, in both the country and abroad. To regulate his work from

a central point, Swamiji established the Divya Mandir (Trust) and the Patanjali Yogpeeth (Trust), the ambition of which are to reach yoga and Ayurveda to the 700 crore global population along with Indian culture and words of the sages. The words of the Veda, ‘Krinvanto vishwamaryam’ will only then become fulfilled. Till the year 2009, Swamiji had developed up to 1 lakh yoga teachers and started translating this into work. Under the guidance of the Patanjali Yogpeeth, Patanjali Yog Samitis have been established in all districts of the country. In most districts, at the Tehsil level too, sub-samitis have also been established. Across the country, there are over 35,000 yoga classes being run which benefits over 20 lakh people everyday. Swamiji’s aim is ‘Healthy India-disease-free world’. To fullfil this ambition and ensure that the message of yoga and pranayam reaches each one, Swamiji himself continuously moves from one corner of the world to another and organizes yoga camps – teaching people yoga, pranayam, asana, etc. Swamiji wants to develop a peaceful world – happy, prosperous and with brotherhood. Where no person dies of hunger, everyone gets a place to stay, there are clothes on the body, everyone gets employment, and freedom from poverty. Amongst Swamiji’s revolutionary thoughts, one is that the farmers of India should adopt the cultivation of medicinal herbs and plants along with fruits and vegetables. They should made ready raw material for Ayurvedic medicine. It is also on Swamiji’s minds to set up units in various places to derive juice from fruits and prepare pickles. This will give a new face to the Indian economy. By giving the proper price to farmers, Swamiji wants the farmers to make ready pickles, juice, sweets, etc. the consumption of these will not only improve people’s health but also provide new avenues for employment to hundreds of people. The income of farmers will increase with the cultivation of medicinal herbs and plants, and at the same time invaluable foreign currency too will be saved. To encourage the use of Ayurvedic medicine (if medicines are to be taken in serious illnesses), Swamiji manufactures superior quality and proven medicine in Divya Yog Pharmacy. This too will provide relief from foreign multinational medicine companies and stop crores of dollars from leaving the shores of the nation. According to Swamiji,only in Allopathic medicine, Rs 6 lakh crore is being spent. If diseases could be controlled with the help of yoga, pranayam and Ayurvedic medicine, then the country’s economic problems could be solved in just one instant. India can again become the golden bird. These are the kinds of ideas that Swamiji has to improve the rural

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economic situation and in fulfilling which he works hard day and night. In this way, Swamiji is encouraging the Swadeshi movement and is trying to stop millions of dollars from leaving the country. In this way, Samiji also wants to completely ban cow slaughter, intoxicating substances such as alcohol, tobacco, drugs, etc. because these accountable for the sorry state of the nation to a large extent. Cow is considered to be a mother in Indian culture. The cow not only nourishes our body with milk, curd, cream, ghee, etc. but cow’s milk, ghee, dung and urine also act as medicine. If cow’s dung is used as natural fertilizer in the fields then clearly we won’t have to use poisonous chemical fertilizers. Chemical fertilizers act as sweet poison and the fruits and vegetables that arise with its use are the carriers of various diseases. Again we have to spend a huge amount of money in curing these diseases along with harming our body. The land’s fertility to decreases and finally becomes infertile. Cow dung is a very superior fertilizer which not only increase production of crop but also increases quality. Similarly, Swamiji calls he cultivator of tobacco and manufacturers of alcohol, ‘death traders’. The intake of these leads to TB. Asthma, Hepatitis B, etc, diseases and crores of money of the country in spent in treating these incurable diseases. Even then people fall victim to untimely deaths. According to Swamiji, his programme includes complete ban on cow slaughter, complete ban on manufacture of tobacco and alcohol, and adoption of yoga, Pranayam and Indian treatment methods and agricultural methods based on Ayurveda to make the country free from disease, sorrow and fear within just one year and make it capable and prosperous. Swamiji is all for crushing out terrorists, betrayers, spies, corrupt people hidden in the country. Swamiji is in need of a brave, courageous, patriotic, dedicated political leader who can keep the country’s glory, dignity, honour and self-respect intact and can keep mother India’s head high in the world. In this way, Swamiji wants to establish Indian industries and chase foreign multinational companies out of the country because these foreign companies take out a lot of invaluable money from the country. If Indians start using goods made in India, then the money of the nation will remain in the nation and the country will become prosperous. In this way, Swamiji’s slogan is – ‘Health is our birthright.’ Along with the desire to make the entire country disease-free and healthy, Swamiji is also trying his best. According to Swamiji, yoga is a superior life process.

Yoga is a complete life philosophy. Yoga is a complete treatment science, self-knowledge and self-rule. Yoga is the path that takes one from bondage to Samadhi. Yoga is the best way to develop our production, quality, positivism, etc. Swamiji wants to se India as the most beautiful and healthy country in the world. Swamiji wants India’s population to be controlled. Less but more capable children should be developed. Swamiji wants cleanliness to be observed in all travel infrastructure, railway-bus station, airports, tourist spots, hotels and hostels, all roads, parks and offices, work places and other public places such as hospitals, schools, markets, etc. People should understand their responsibilities and make this country beautiful and clean. According to Swamiji, only cleanliness, health, sincerity in work and sensitivity will lead to prosperity in the nation. Swamiji wants to encourage yoga, Ayurveda, Indian sports, work and exercise in order to develop the self-reliance of the nation. According to Swamiji, we should stop using foreign products made with zero-technology. Swamiji is against non-vegetarianism and for vegetarianism. He believes in the right of all living beings to live. According to him, we do not have the right to take the life of any living being. In Swamiji’s opinion, the religion of the nation is the best religion. Motherland and mother tongue is even better than heaven. It is Swamiji’s desire that India becomes the world’s spiritual and economic superpower. Swamiji wants to destroy the germs that have erupted in the nation’s system. He wants to bring about a radical change in the system by destroying the following vices prevalent in governing bodies: idleness during work hours, incapability, bribery, red-tapeism, nepotism, corruption, lateness, irresponsibility, etc. After the above-mentioned details, I can say with surety that Swamiji’s personality is vast and it is impossible to describe it with just a few words. Hi entire life is a philosophy in which the deeper you dive, the more invaluable pearls you will get. Swamiji is the creator of a generation, an ascetic with a revolutionary outlook. Within just a few years, there are researches going on in universities across the world on Swamiji, his life philosophy, his personality and work as part of M.Phil and Phd projects. Really, Swamiji’s personality and work has now acquired such a vast form that it is impossible for a single person to present it in the complete form all by himself. For this, scholars across the world will have to do deep research and bring forward invaluable gems from the depths.

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FIGHT AGAINST TERRORISM

Important personalities including Swami Ramdev, Acharya Balkrishna and Swami Muktanand during the memorial ceremony in honour of the martyrs

A woman consoling the wife of NSG Havaldar Gajendra Singh, who lost his life during the Mumbai terror attacks

Citizens waving the Tricolour to show unity in the fight against terrorism

Sri Madanlal Khurana offering floral tribute to the martyrs

Guests observing silence to honour the souls of the martyrs

Acharya Balkrishna honouring the families of the martyrs

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FRIENDS, WE HAVE SACRIFICED OUR LIVES...

Shri Hemant Karkare (IPS) Jt. C.P.,ATS,Mumbai Police

Shri Mohan Chand Sharma Inspector, Crime Branch, Delhi Police

Shri Ashok Kamte (IPS) Addl. C.P., Mumbai Police

Shri Vijay Salaskar Inspector, Crime Branch, Mumbai Police

Shri Sandeep Unnikrishnan Major, National Security Guard

Shri Gajendra Singh Hawaldar, NSG Commando

Shri Bapusaheb Durugade S.I., Mumbai Police

Shri Jaywant Patil Constable, Mumbai Police

Shri Rahul S Shinde Constable, S.R.P.F.

Shri Shashank Shinde Inspector, Mumbai Police

Shri Arun Chitte Constable, Mumbai Police

Shri M Choudhary R.P.F.

Shri Tukaram Gopal Ambole Asst. SI, Mumbai Police

Shri Ambadas Pawar Constable, Mumbai Police

Shri Balasaheb Bhosale Asst. SI, Mumbai Police

Shri Mukesh B Jadhav Home Guard

Shri Prakash P More S.I., Mumbai Police

Shri Vijay Khandekar Constable, Mumbai Police

Shri Yogesh Patil Constable, Mumbai Police

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It is better to fight once against terrorism rather than dying again and again because of it: Swami Ramdev v Each martyr’s family was given Rs 5 lakh as an honour. v The Capital’s brave martyr Mohan Chandra Sharma was also paid tribute. v Shanti Yagnas were organized in 21 sacrificial pits and patriotic poems were read. Filled with deep love for the nation, Swami Ramdev gave Rs 5 lakh to the families of the immortal martyrs who laid down their lives to uphold the honour of the nation, while fighting courageously against evil and trained terrorists. This sum of honour was handed over to the bereft families by Patanjali Yogpeeth in New Delhi’s Pragati Maidan in a vast ceremony to honour and pay respects to the departed souls. The founder of Patanjali Yogpeeth, Swami Ramdevji; mahamantri, Acharya Balkrishnaji; Swami Muktanandji; commander in chief and senior officers of the National Security Guards; Anti-terrorist Front’s Maninderjeet Singh Bitta ji; Chairman of Chatisgarh, Suresh Goyal; Parliamentarian Chandrakant Khere; Chairman of Phoolwari, Mahesh Kapoor and well-known social worker Chowdhury Mitrasen were present in this ceremony. On behalf of crores of Indian citizens, the Patanjali family conferred honour on the families of the brave martyrs of the National Security Guards, Mumbai Police and Railway Police Force. The families of immortal martyrs Hemanta Karkare, Vijay Salaskar, Sandeep Unnikrishnan, Gajendra Singh, Sasank Singde, Prakash More, Bapurao Durgude, Balwant Bhonsle, Tukaram Gopal Anbole, Arun Chitte, Vijay Khandekar, Jayant Patil, Anbadas Pawar, Yogesh Patil, Murlidhar Chowdhury, Rahul Singde and Mukesh Yadav were present. On this occasion, the martyr of the Batala House encounter in the Capital, Mohan Chand Sharma from Delhi Police, was also honoured. His wife, Srimati Maya Sharma was handed the sum of Rs 5 lakh as a mark of respect. Swamiji says, “Cowardly, weak and timid people can never live with self-respect and security. It is better to fight once against terrorism rather then dying again and again because of terrorism. India has every right for self-security. Every Indian now has to instill in oneself ` YOG SANDESH-ENGLISH ` 30


the valour, courage, sacrifice, energy and self-respect of Chattrapati Shivaji, Netaji Subhash, Guru Govind Singh, Maharana Pratap and Jhansi ka Rani. Every Indian has to fight for self-respect, has to live with dignity and has to be prepared to even die for the sake of selfsecurity. Wake up! Take the vow of national security, No more solicitation, now fight!’ On this occasion, thousands of people thronged the Hansdwani Theatre in Pragati Maidan and performed 21 yagnas for the peace of the departed souls as well as for the strength of the nation. All the martyr families offered offerings in these fires. To inspire the feeling of love for the nation in each one, special poems on the love of the nation were recited by well-known poets lead by Hariom Pawar. All eyes were wet after watching and hearing the families of the martyrs. It is better to fight against terrorism and become a martyr rather than die a tortuous slow death because of terrorism. Perhaps it is with this thought that the brave martyrs must have reached to take revenge. Dealing strongly against terrorism is perhaps the best tribute one can pay these martyrs. This is what Swami Ramdev said while paying tributes to the martyrs of Mumbai and Delhi attacks. On this occasion, he gifted the family of each martyr a sum of Rs 5 lakh. This money was from Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust. Earlier, in Hansdwani Theatre of Pragati Maidan, slogan such as ‘Long Live Mother India’ and ‘All glories to the brave young men, the country is proud of you’ filled the air and the streets echoed with these slogans. Thousands of people were seen showing their gratitude to the families of the martyrs with moist eyes. If someone said that these families were not only of the martyrs but of the nation, then policies could have been discussed. The Hansdhwani theatre was jam-packed. The relatives of the martyrs who had come from Mumbai and Delhi were seated in the middle. The programme started with peace sacrifices. Peace sacrifices were performed by building altars for sacrificial fires. Apart from Yog Guru Swami Ramdevji, Acharya Balkrishnaji, Swami Muktanand and anti-terrorist front’s head, M.S. Bitta was also present. The grandson of Kuldip Singh, Shahid Bhagat Singh’s brother, namely Yadvendra Sandhu, and Manindrajit Singh ‘Bitta’ was also honoured. All the ` YOG SANDESH-ENGLISH ` 31


teachers of Patanjali Yog Samiti, Delhi, have come forward to help the Chief central coordinator, Dr Jaydeep Arya, central coordinator, central coordinator Shri Thakur Das Ranjan, regional-in charge Shri Pawan Kumar, Co-regional-in charge Acharya Virendra Vikram, Mandal-in charge Shri Bhagwan Das, Raghudas, S.K. Kansal and regional women-in charge Behan Sunita Arya Gupta in full strength and made this event a success. The lines of hundreds of buses and cars gave it the form of a Yoga Awareness Rally. Teachers, devotees and common people participated in large numbers to make this event memorable and historic. Apart from the bereaved families, people were present in great numbers. The speakers on the occasion made the martyrs heroes of modern India. Every citizen and youth was appealed to be prepared to sacrifice their lives to annihilate the intentions of the jehadis. Speakers said that if we have to live with self-respect, sacrifice is very necessary today.

In Delhi’s ceremony to pay tributes to the martyrs, under the able leadership of Shri S.K. Tijarawala, these following great thinkers have provided special support: Shri A. K. Kaul, Shri Sudhir Garg, Shri Krishnavir Sharma, Dr. Jaydeep Arya, Dr. Thakur Das Ranjan, Shri Subroto Mukherjee, Shri Pawan Kumar, Shri Trilok Sharma, Shri Virendra Vikram, Shri Bhagwan Das, Shri Raghudas, Shri S.K. Sharma, Dr. A.K. Shrivastav, Shri Prajapati Jaypal, Shri Gyan Singh, Shri Jaybir Singh, Shri K.L. Gulati, Shri S.K. Kansal, Shri O.P. Manak, Shri Mahesh Kukreti, Shri Dipak, Shri Vinay Kumar, Sushri Ratna Kaur, Shri Raj Narayan, Shri S.N. Sharma, Shri Narendra Deb, Shri Satish, Shri Sanjay Sharma, Shri Jaybir, Shri Vinay, Shri Anu Prakash, Shri Sunil Nirankari, Shri Yogesh Rohela, Shri Sanjay Sharma, Shri Ravindra Pratap, Shri Subhash Chandra, Shrimati Neha Singh, Shri Ajay Singh, Shri R.K. Pandey, Sushri Sunita Arya Gupta, Shri Narendra Davas, Shri Satish Arya, Colonel Gulia, Shri Adesh Tyagiji, Shri Raghavanji, Shri Kushal Dev, Shri Sukhraj ji, Shri Harish, Shri Kapoor.

Family members of the martyrs present on the occasion 1. Immortal martyr Hemant Karkare, Chief of A.T.S., Mumbai Police Wife: Shrimati Kavita Kamlakar Karkare, daughter: Juhi Devdutt Karkare 2. Immortal martyr Vijay Salaskar, Inspector (Crime Branch), Mumbai Police Wife: Shrimati Samita Vijay Salaskar, daughter: Divya Vijay Salaskar, relative: Shri Vipin ji 3. Immortal martyr Gajendra Singh, Havaldar, NSG Wife: Shrimati Vinita Bisht, mother: Shrimati Shivde Devi, family firend: Shri Navin Bhandari 4. Immortal martyr Mohanchand Sharma, Inspector (Special cell), Delhi Police Wife: Shrimati Maya Sharma, daughter: Baby Sharma 5. Immortal martyr Sashank Singde, Inspector Mumbai Police Wife: Shrimati Mansi S. Singde, father: Shri Uttam Chandrasen Singde 6. Immortal martyr Prakash More, Sub-inspector, Mumbai Police Wife: Shrimati Madhavi Prakash More, relative: Shri Sanjay Gajanand Rolar 7. Immortal martyr Bapurao Durugude, Sub-inspector, Mumbai Police Wife: Shrimati Aruna Bapurao Durugude, father: Shri

Ashok Kashinath Dhaigude 8. Immortal martyr Balwant Bhonsle, OC Sub-inspector, Mumbai Police Son: Deepak Bhonsle, Sachin bhonsle 9. Immortal martyr Tukaram Gopal Ambole, OC Subinspector, Mumbai Police Relative: Shrimati Vandana Tukaram Ambole, Shri Rajendra Ganpat ji 10. Immortal martyr Arun Chitte, Constable, Mumbai Police Younger brother: Sahebrao Raghunath Chitte 11. Immortal martyr Vijay Khandekar, Constable, Mumbai Police Elder brother: Shri Ashok Madhukar Khandekar 12. Immortal martyr Jayant Patil, Constable, Mumbai Police Relative: Shri Gopal Gulabrai Varkhare 13. Immortal martyr Yogesh Patil, constable, Mumbai Police Son: Shri Narendra Shivaji Patil, Son-in-law: Shri Kamlesh Bhatu 14. Immortal martyr Murlidhar Chowdhury, RPF Relative: Kumari Priyanka Murlidhar Chowdhury, Shri Mahesh Bhaskar 15. Immortal martyr Mukesh Yadav, Home guard Relative: Shri Santosh Bhikaji Yadav, Shri Dharmdas Bhikaji Yadav

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The President of Mauritius, Mr Anirudh Jagannath, being honoured by Swami Ramdev in ‘Yog Gram’

The President of Mauritius presenting Swami Ramdev with a picture of ‘Lake Ganga’ situated in Mauritius

On the occasion of inauguration of Mahila Patanjali Yog Samiti in Yoga Gram, the President of Mauritius, Anirudh Jagannath and team of participants including Mukeshwar Chunni (High Commisioner, Mauritius), Suresh Rambarna (Director, Hindu Organisation, Mauritius), Preetpal Singh Pannu (Director, NEFA), Shrimati Chunni and a sister Michelle from U.S.A.

Swami Ramdev lighting the inaugural lamp at the ‘Yoga Science Camp’ organized in Aurangabad (Maharastra), organizer Chandrakant Khere (parliamentarian) and Sardar Bhupendra Singh Manhas ji.

Little yoga masters participating in the Yoga Science camp in Aurangabad (Maharastra)

Thousands of participants at the Yoga Science Camp organized at Aurangabad (Maharastra)

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(THE UNDERSTANDING OF DEMOCRACY) In the present time, the large number of corrupt administrators and corrupt officers have put such a fear in the hearts of people that a common man feels that he is helpless, orphaned, and desperate and even though living in Independent India, out of fear of the rulers, he is exploited again and again. Now awaken! Do not accept exploitation in the name of administration any longer – live with complete self-respect, self-rule and freedom! This country is yours, you are not a slave but a citizen of free India! Similar to the legislature, executive and the judiciary too, that is in the entire democratic process, entire governing authorities, police organization and judiciary, etc. have also been set up for the security and justice of the people so that we can live with self-respect.

Legislation, executive, judiciary and media are the four pillars of democracy. In a democracy, the voters are not wretched, desperate, helpless, or slaves and the administrators are not owners. On the other hand, the administrators are chosen by the people and are nothing but social servants with powers and authority. The MLAs and MPs have been chosen by us for our benefit. We have not made them our representatives in order to exploit instead of rule or to hide behind the veil of justice and torture us or to do us injustice. We have not given rights to the people’s representatives so that they may take away our own right to live. Administrators are our employees and in return for their service, we give an MLA/MP, minister, chief minister or prime minister salary, house, entire expenses, travel and petrol, car, etc. with of our taxes. Administrators do not work for free and on the other hand in return for their service each one of us are paying a heavy price for each one of them, the entire expenses, and for the welfare of our society, town and nation, give them rights and if they misuse these rights, then we have every right to remove them from their post to protect our rights. In the present time, the large numbers of corrupt administrators and corrupt officers have put such a fear in the hearts of people that a common man feels that he is helpless, orphaned, and desperate and even though living in Independent India, out of fear of the rulers, he is exploited again and again. Now awaken! Do not accept exploitation in the name of administration any longer – live with complete self-respect, self-rule and freedom! This country is yours, you are not a slave but a citizen of free India! Similar to the legislature, executive and the judiciary too, that is in the entire democratic process, entire governing authorities, police organization and judiciary, etc. have also been set up for the security and justice of the people so that we can live with selfrespect. However, if some government official, clerk or police officer is doing injustice with us, that is insulting you by behaving in an unconstitutional manner, then you have every right to raise your voice against the corrupt system and give punishment to the corrupt authorities, to free them from their job because all government elements are there to give us security and justice, and for this service we pay very high taxes. Do not be scared of them. Certainly behave respectfully with then and show them honour but always remember that they are not your masters, they are your employees. In democracy, every Indian or every person is his own master and he has moral and constitutional rights. Every citizen has the right to live with complete freedom, complete administration and self-respect. Thus, awaken! And do not bear up with exploitation, injustice and corruption in the name of governance. Whosoever is corrupt should be removed from his post by exercising your voting power and in his stead, bring in those nationalists, foresighted, brave, skillful people who are love the country and are honest, in whose hearts there is passion for the nation and who truly desires the progress of the country with an honest heart. To bring in such honest people, come forward to cast 100% votes and save the country! We take a pledge that we will not loot our country and nor will we allow corrupt, dishonest and criminal people to loot the nation. This is my country. I will not allow it to be destroyed. ` YOG SANDESH-ENGLISH ` 34


-Swami Ramdev

Yoga is a life philosophy, yoga is self-regulation, yoga is a way of life, yoga is the resolution of a diseasefree life and of a life of meditation. Yoga is the highest form of spiritual knowledge of self-remedy and selfphilosophy. Yoga transforms a man from a dwarf into a giant or transforms or raises oneself from all forms. Yoga is not just an optional treatment method but, on the basis of outcomes, yoga is such a truth that removes diseases by the roots. In other words, it is not just a complete treatment method for physical ailments but also for mental diseases. Yoga does not treat symptoms as in allopathy but it removes the root cause of the disease and makes us healthy from within. To look at yoga simply as a form of exercise or as the property of one caste that aids in religious rites is an extremely narrow and ignorant viewpoint. We should rise up from selfishness, obstinacy and ignorance and look at yoga as a science. According to an ancient belief, it is thought that yoga awakens the eight chakras and that pranayam removes the bad culture and sins that have gathered in us over many lives. When I studied the scientific background of the eight chakras and when the ancient Sanskrit words were compared with modern medical science, I found that the Muladhar, Swadhistan, Manipur, Hriday, Anahat, Aagya and Shahashrar chakras are connected with Reproductive, Excretory, Digestive, Skeletal, Circulatory, Respiratory, Nervous and endocrine systems respectively. The work from the Muladhar to the Shahasrar is similar to the work from the reproductive to the endocrine system. With regular and skilful practise of yoga and pranayam makes these very eight chakras or systems fit and balanced. The imbalance in any one system leads to a number of ailments or disorders. The language may be anything but the attitude of both science and spirituality is the same. Language is but a medium for expression of feelings. However, with the self-destruction that occurred over 400 years of slavery, we now consider Anabolism, Catabolism and Metabolism to be correct instead of Vata, Pitta and Kapha. By not visualizing our tradition, culture and knowledge with self-pride, we are filled with a sense of weariness. By reading the word ‘chakra’ we get moving in circles but when we read the word ‘system, we feel ourselves to be very systematic whereas the basis of ancient and modern knowledge is the same.

Instead of the Ayurvedic theory of ‘Pragyaparadho hi Sarvarogana Mulkaranam’ (Charak), we feel ‘stress is the main cause of all diseases’ is more scientific. Now, let go of obstinacy and acknowledge the truth. For example, with the imbalance of endocrine system, stress and a number of complicated stress-related diseases such as heart diseases, blood pressure, depression, obesity, and diabetes etc. are developed. Similarly, with the imbalance of the skeletal system, over a 100 kinds of only arthritis can develop and a person falls victim to muscular atrophy. What I mean to say is that any imbalance of internal systems is illness and internal balance is freedom from illness. By trying yoga directly and indirectly with thousands of people, I have found that regular practice of the main eight pranayams according to the correct procedure at a fixed time and with a determined mind leads to complete balance in our eight chakras or eight systems. As a result we get a healthy life from yoga. At the same time, the need for the chemical salts and hormones that we intake in the form of medicine gradually reduces because whatever chemical salts and hormones we have been taking from outside, we now start getting them from within. Yoga is not a pigeon-hole like allopathy and is a complete cure. Apart from emergency and surgical treatment, in all aspects of the remaining treatments, yoga is a superior treatment skill. If Ayurveda is used along with yoga in the treatment of certain complicated diseases, then the effect is more profound. Apart from the disease-curing aspects of yoga, the spiritual aspect is very vast. Hence the principal aim of yoga is attainment of Samadhi or knowing the divine truth. With this, anything that comes in the way of attaining Samadhi with the help of yoga, such as diseases, gets ended automatically. In other words, the automatic destruction of the obstacles of yoga is the by-product of yoga. We should always remember that the main aim is attainment of Samadhi. This opinion on yoga is not merely a Buddhist exercise, any dream, propaganda or assurance and the use of yoga is very precise and real. I am assured that in the coming times, the world will shed its obstinacy and will adopt yoga as its own and there will develop a peaceful, healthy, sensitive and prosperous world and nation. Science and spirituality, material science and spiritual science will grow completely at the same rate. Religion of the soul and of the

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nation will arise from yoga. The world will move forward on the path of self-good and global good. People will shed the identities of caste, community, religion, region, language, communalism, etc and take up the identity of the country and of humanity. And India will emerge as the most superior country in all cultural, spiritual, economic and social aspects. Feelings of hatred, fear, desire, discontent, false intellect, anger, extravagance, etc arises from lack of peace. With the help of pranayam

and meditation, when people’s minds become peaceful, then the fear, illusion, hatred, crime, and corruption prevalent in the society, nation and the world will also be removed and there will be regulated rise of devotion and fall of vices. The only solution to such material deterioration is exactly this material outlook. The end of the age of hatred, crime and sexual madness is only possible through the global establishment of yoga, otherwise no one can prevent the great destruction.

-Rakesh Kumar, Patanjali Yogpeeth, Haridwar Chandrashekhar Azad, the immortal martyr who started the fiery band in 23 July, 1906, was born in Badarka village in Unnab district in Uttar Pradesh. His father’s name was Pandit Sitaram Tiwari, mother’s name was Jagrani Devi. Chandrashekhar Azad completed his primary education from a school in Bhavra village in Madhya Pradesh and after this, he came to Varanasi where he got further education in Sanskrit. In those days, Mahatma Gandhi started the noncooperation movement to awaken the British government. Chandrashekar took a vow to free Mother India from her shackles and jumped into the freedom movement. Along with him, he also gathered other students and youth and the group grew up and started taking part in national activities. At the age of only 15 years, the English arrested him. After he was arrested and presented before the judge, the judge asked him what his name was. Without hesitation, Chandrashekhar said, “Azad”. The second question was the name of his father to which he replied, “Swadhin”. The third question was about his address which he replied, “Prison”. On hearing this, the judge ordered 15 whacks on the back with a cane. On hearing the word ‘cane’, even very srong and brave people get the shivers but this child faced the cane bravely and after each whack, shouted “Bharat Mata ki Jai” (“Long live Mother India”). This child became famous by the name of Chandrashekhar ‘Azad’ and started gathering revolutionist with more enthusiasm. Chandrasekhar Azad, with his amazing team development skills and feelings of sacrifice, held a special place among the revolutionaries. Because of his

capabilities, he worked shoulder to shoulder with Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, Sukhdev, Vijay Kumar Singha, Bhagwandas, etc. The British government was terrorized by the increasing revolutionary activities. The English wanted to stop these activities at any cost. They wanted to get hold of Chandrashekhar Azad, dead or alive, at any cost. At this time, he along with his associates looted a train near Kakori, which was a great boost to the morale of the revolutionaries. They now had money to carry ahead their revolutionary activities. In the Kakori episode, some of Chandrashekhar’s friends were captured but Azad escaped. Chandrshekhar Azad made plans to kill Sanders with Bhagat Singh. According to instructions by Chandrshekhar, Bhagat Singh and Batukesar blasted the bomb in the assembly. After this incident, Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, Sukhdev, etc happily kissed the hangman’s noose. The British police wanted to get hold of Azad in someway but he always managed to fool them. On 27 February 1936, Azad was seated in Alfred Park in Allahabad, when he was surrounded on all sides by the police on the basis of a secret information. Despite being alone, Chandrashekhar replied the bullets of the policemen with his own bullets and killed three of them. Upon realizing that the bullets were finishing, he sacrificed himself on the feet of Mother India to remain forever ‘Azad’. Chandrashekhar Azad remained free till the last moment and with the help of his sacrifice, hundreds of young revolutionaries forced the British to leave India.

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e invite you to become Yoga teachers and be a part of the pure mission of Patanjali Yogpeeth, Haridwar, to help in the development of national character by making every citizen healthy, capable and culturally aware. We want to create a healthy India by preparing one Yoga teacher in each of the 6,38,365 villages of India and to make sick people disease-free. To provide any kind of support to this mission of Patanjali Yogpeeth or to become a Yoga teacher, contact any of the 600 district-level Patanjali Yog Samitis or contact our national or state in-charges or state women incharges and become part of the biggest social, spiritual and national revolution of the 21st century. We want the following sections of society – Our patriotic youth, nationalist lawyers, intelligent judges and magistrates, wise chartered accountants, teachers, doctors, patriotic ex-servicemen, hardworking patriotic farmers, our businessmen, labourers, workers, officers, engineers, artists associated with arts, music and

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DAYANAND JAYANTI SPECIAL

-Dr. Bhavanilal Bhart

What and how important was the role of Swami Dayanand in India’s first fight for independence or national mutiny? Pandit Jaychandra Vidyalankar wrote his views on the subject in his book ‘Rashtriya Itihaas ka Anushilan’. Some of his thoughts were the following – In the year 1847, he met with a group of ascetics in Maharashtra, on the banks of the Narmada, and taking Sanyas from their leader Purnanand Saraswati, he got the name of Dayanand. Even after this he kept in touch with Purnanand and his companions and this had a great impact on the first destination of his life’s journey. Vidyalankar continues – “In 1855, Dayanand was on his way to Haridwar to meet Purnanand and at that time, there was a feeling of resentment impatience amongst the people of north India for independence.” We can see that Vidyalankar clearly has some doubts and even he himself understands that there is some discrepancy of his thoughts. The question is whether Dayanand had a second meeting with the Maharastrian Ascetic, Swami Purnanand from who he had taken the initiation of Sanyas. Was this the same Purnanand to study under whom Dayanand went to Haridwar? However, he had become very old and as he was also under the vow of silence, he refused to teach Dayanand. When Dayanand insisted, then he wrote on a piece of paper that he should go to Mathura and meet Virjananad and study under him to fulfill his desire. Even Purnanand has his doubts on whether the Purnanand who initiated

Dayanand and the person he met in Haridwar during the Kumbh Mela are one and the same person. However, the answer is clear. It is not possible that they were the same. Swami Dayanand’s guru, Swami Purnanand hailed from Maharastra while Virjanand’s guru, Swami Purnashram (that is, Purnanand) was a Gaur Brahman, whose primary residence was in Haryana. Not giving much thought to whether Dayanand’s initiation guru, Purnanand and the Purnanand he met in 1855 in Haridwar are one and the same person, Pandit vidyalankar moves ahead – “It may be that Dayanand Saraswati also went to Haridwar for this problem. Buton hearing his question, old Purnanand said – My disciple Virjanand is an expert on this subject. Go and meet him in Mathura.” Vidyalankar thinks the issue that Dayanand was concerned about might be how India can gain independence. Swami Dayanand must have wanted to get Purnanand’s opinion in this regard but because of his old age, he did not have nay discussion with Dayanand on the topic and asked him to go and meet his politicalminded disciple, Virjanand. The biographer of Swami Virjanand agrees to the fact that Swami Purnashram was a very learned scholar of the Ashtadhyayi Vyakaran, Panini’s famous treatise on grammer consisting eight chapters. Devedranath clearly states that Purnashram was a guide to ancient texts written by sages such as Panini. It is very clear

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that Swami Purnashram was very respected among sages and scholars for his knowledge and skill on ancient and vedic texts. The writer of ‘Virjanand Prakash’, Pandit Bhimsen Shastri too writes on him – “(Swami Purnanand) was very respectful of the Ashtadhyayi and other texts written by such sages and this respect was also instilled in his disciples.” From the above it is clear that Dayanand went to Purnanand to get knowledge on ancient texts but as he was unable to help because of physical inablities, Dayanand had to go and meet Virjanand. However, how can it be said that Dayanand had gone to meet Swami Purnanand with the intention of getting some ideas on how to remove British rule in India when the main topic of Dayanand’s thoughts and discussions at that time was religion and treatises? To prove his theory that Swami Dayanand had some hand in the 1857 mutiny, Pandit Jaychandra in his earlier mentioned book, writes – “Dayanand had plans of going to Garhwal from haridwa. He decided to go to Mathura after returning from that journey. However, returning from Garhwal to Garhmukteshwar, instead of going south-west, he went south-east. He reached Kanpur instead of Mathura and he postponed his trip to Virjanand for the next five years. thus, he must have come in contact with some very important work in the interim that pulled him to Kanpur. At that time, in Bithur near Kanpur, able collaborators were being hunted for Nanasaheb Ghondopant, who was about the same age as him. The help of sages and ascetics were of great value for him. Pandit Jaychandra’s argument is based on the fact that if Dayanand had to go to Mathura, why did he go to Kanpur and even after this why, for three years, did he roam about in the forested banks of the Narmada in an unidentifiable condition? However, asking a pilgrimage-loving ascetic of the highest order why he was traveling through such and such a place at such and such a time does not have much meaning. Till the time Dayanand did not decide his life’s purpose clearly, his travels through the country were totally dependent on his own wish. Thus, the mention of his meeting with Nanasahed after arriving at Kanpur is based on imagination and not fact.

About two years after the failure of the last stage of the 1857 revolution, in 1860, Swami Dayanand arrived at the school of Virjanand. According to Pandit Jaychandra, after the effort of 1857 failed, it was necessary to know the causes of failure and the solutions and it is for this reason that Dayanand went to meet Virjanand. This theory too is also again based on the writer’s feelings and not on fact because the thoughts and messages of both were based on scriptures. It is with the strong desire of knowledge that Dayanand went to the seer of divine wisdom. According to Pandit Debedranath Mukhoppadhyay, he had heard of the scholarship of Virjanand while traveling on the banks of the Narmada. Only one of the above two things can be true and t is true that he wanted to visit the place of origin of the Narmada and find out scholars in places like Kashi before finally starting on a definite study plan. It is for this reason that he spent four years traveling across Uttarakhand and on the banks of Narmada. It is completely baseless that some hidden political desire emerged which inspired leadership in the 1857 revolt. Pandit Jaychandra’s theories are entirely based on his own ideas and imagination. Giving as example the words of Satyaswarup Shastri of the Adasi Math in Banaras, he says that the ascetic community has always been under the impression that Dayanand played an important role in the 1857 revolt. However, no one says what is the base of this rumour. The mention of blowing up of idols by English canons in the year 1914 (Vi.) in the 11th chapter of Satyarthaprakash and the valour of the ‘Bagher’ people is another imaginary writing. Based on this, Pandit Jaychandra says – This kind of thing can only be written by a person who was had heard or saw the revolution closely and someone who dearly wished that they had a leader like Sri Krishna with them. There is no harm in imaginary and deriving facts but this does not prove that Dayanand played any significant role in the 1857 revolution. Shri Pithvisingh Mahatta Vidyalankar, in his book Hamara Rajasthan, did an excellent job in trying to establish the involvement of Swami Virjanand and Swami Dayanand in one way or the other in the 1857 revolt. Pandit Jaychandra too bases his theories on this above

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mentioned book of Mahatta. In the seventh chapter of Prithvisingh Mahatta’s Hamara Rajasthan, ‘Arvachin Rajasthan’, the investigative discussion presented to portray Swami Dayanand as the forerunner of Indian awakening is as follows: “Till March 1857, he (Dayanand) kept walking along the Ganga from Gangotri and Badrinath to Banaras and wandered through Garhwal, Rohilakhand, Doaba and Kashi, where secret preparations for the revolt were being carried out with great intensity by the people. In May, 1857, he entered Nana’s town of Kanpur and for five months he kept shifting between Kanpur and Allahabad. Then, passing through Banaras, Mirzapur, Allahabad, in March 1857 when the preparations for the revolt was almost complete, then Dayanand too moved from Banaras via Mirzapur and Chunar to the Narmada in the southern direction. Dayanand’s selfwritten autobiography on his early life suddenly comes to an end at this point. He never gave any details of where he stayed and what he did in the next three years of the revolution. While it is hard to say what was his or his group’s role in the mutiny and whether he himself took any part in it personally or not, it is very clear from the short description of the dates of his life events given above that he had every opportunity to be closely involved with the preparations of the revolt. It is hard to believe that Dayanand’s self-knowledge and sensitive heart and mind could have remained untouched by this and that the success or failure of this war had no effect on him.” As far as the fact of Dayanand’s autobiography coming to an end at the point of his reaching Narmada, it is very simple and clear. At the time when this autobiography was being published by Theosophist, till that time he had a good relationship with his publishers. However, with the passage of time, when the gulf between the Theosophical Society and Arya Samaj increased, neither the Theosophist had any enthusiasm for publishing his autobiography and nor did Swami Dayanand have any time in his busy life to write the next part of his autobiography. In between all this, he also passed away. Therefore this writing remained incomplete.

However, Mahatta’s query on what might have been the effect of the failure or success of the 1857 mutiny on Dayanand is quite significant. Certainly this is a question to ponder upon. But even Prithvisingh Mahatta did not give any definitive answer to this and simply presented his own views on the subject. Apart from the above mentioned example, it is also important to present another discussion from Hamara Rajasthan. It is Mahatta’s opinion that staying with Virjanand for two and a half years, apart from studying the scriptures, the teacher and disciple also had a lot of discussions on the state of the nation and during these discussions apart from the two of them, there was no third person. One does not have anything against this innocent assumption of the writer but apart from God, who could have given him the details of what discussions took place between the teacher and disciple, that too in the absence of a third person? Amen! Prithvisingh Mahatta’s remaining evaluation of Dayanand presents his liberal national profile which is praiseworthy as well as based on facts. It is also important and necessary to write here that Pandit Jaychandra Vidyalankar and Prithvisingh Mahatta had only presented their views as historians what they truly believed to be unbiased. Along with the possibilities and assumptions that have been stated by them to prove their theories, they have also stated their interest in finding out more proof for these views. However, with the passage of time, some later writers have written such fictitious tales based on their innocent statements that it is as if the main inspiration and mastermind of the 1857 revolt was Dayanand, that the main people behind the revolt were very close to Swami Dayanand and he had every opportunity of advising them and that Swamiji himself rode in front of the revolutionaries brandishing his sword. It is impossible to know beforehand where this fertile imagination of the writers is going to end. However, it is clear that just as no one has the authority to ignore the historical facts while discussing the life of someone as great as Swami Dayanand, so also no one has the right to tear and distort truth while presenting it.

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27 FEBRUARY: THE DEATH ANNIVERSARY OF AZAD

After 15 days of my arrest (Siraj), ‘Azad’ became a martyr in Alfred Park. I was not outside so I am writing this on the basis of the description of those who were outside and the newspaper reports of that period. At that time, Sukhdevraj was with him and hence I am giving his version first. Describing the mental state of Azad during those days, Sukhdevraj writes that Azad was in a very serious state of mind those days. Companions could not be trusted, and all those who could be trusted were being arrested one after the other. He could not understand the game being played by Virbhadra and Yashpal. This was his condition till 27 February, when I went to meet him. Azad met me outside the park. When both of us walked in park, we saw a man, sitting on a culvert, brushing his teeth. I expressed my doubts about him to Azad. I went too see him again but by then he was looking at another direction. On 27 February 1931, when I came back and sat with him, he asked me out of the blue, “Have you been to Burma?” I said yes. “Can a few associates go safely to Burma from Hindustan?”, he asked. I said I studied this when I went to Burma. Burma and India were undivided and there was no need for a passport to get into Burma. Whatever discussion I had with Azad in this regard, I discussed with my friends that very day. At the time when this discussion was taking place, a person was seen going to the Mayor College on north Hill Road. Slowing the discussion, Azad said that was Virbhadra going. Most probably he hadn’t seen us. When I turned my head to see, the person had moved ahead and only his back was visible. I had never seen Virbhadra. Before this incident on 27 February, once or twice his name came before me. That too when the

plan to kill Virbhadra had failed. Till date, I haven’t seen Virbhadra with my eyes. The talk was still going on when a car came and stopped near us, from which an English officer and two constables in white clothes got down. As soon as the car stopped, our heads started to ring. The English officer came straight at us with a pistol in his hands. He showed his pistol and asked us in English, “Who are you people and what are you doing here?” Azad’s hands were on his pistol and my hands were on mine. Just as the English officer asked this question, both of us pulled our pistols and replied in bullets. However, the white officer’s pistol went off first. The bullet hit Azad in his thigh. Azad’s bullet hit the ‘Gora’ on his shoulder. Bullets rained from each side. The constables quickly went and hid in the drain. We too took the shelter of a jamun tree and for a while, the fighting ceased. At that moment, Azad said, “there is a bullet lodged in my thigh. Siraj, you run away.” On the orders of Azad, I looked for a way to escape. On the left hand side, there was a summer house. Leaving the shelter of the tree, I ran for the summer house. Some bullets were fired at me but did not hit me. Just next to the summer house, there was a wire fence. I crossed the fence and came out on the street. This street went via the park to the library. I saw a boy going down the road on a cycle. I got his cycle by showing him the pistol. From here I went off towards the library on cycle. From here, wandering around, I reached Chand Press. The editor of Chand, Shri Ramrakh Singh Sahgal was a well-wisher of the group. Those days, I used to work in a department under him here itself. Sahgal also knew my real name. As soon as I reached I told Sahgal

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the true story of what happened. He advised me to sign the attendance register immediately and go and sit in my place. It is with regard to this very topic that Sukhdevraj came to Jaunpur to meet Batuknath Agrawal. It is from him that I came to know that Leader’s file of 1931-32 is still safe and can be found on searching. We both went to Allahabad to look for the records of Azad’s death as well as Yashpal’s arrest. I brought all this down. The news of Azad’s matyrhood as published by the Leader on 1 March 1931 was like this: At 10am on Friday morning, 27 February 1931, bullets kept flying for at least 20 minutes. This firing took place between two revolutionaries and the Uttar Pradesh CID. In this encounter, one revolutionary passed away and Special Superintendent of CID, Mr J. R. H. Nat Bower and the Deputy Superintendent, Thakur Visheswar Singh was hurt by bullets. It is said that Thakur Visheswar Singh had seen a person who looked like Chandrashekhar Azad. Azad was on the run from the Kakori as well as other incidents of intrigues and there was a reward of Rs 5000 on him. Thakur Visheswar expressed this doubt of his to CID Legal Adviser, Dalchand. Visheswar Singh went back to his house in Katra and came back at 8am in the morning with Dalchand and orderly, Sarnam Singh to see whether this was the same person that he had his doubts about. The party went from the direction of City Road very cautiously so that no one had any suspicions. He saw that these two were seated on the footpath on the road that went from North Hill Road corner to the Public Library through the park. From city road the face of the fat person was not clear so he was eager to see the face. During this, the two people got up and went towards North Hill. They crossed Dalchand. Dalchand was sitted on a culvert and cleaning his teeth. He and Visheswar Singh had thought of the idea of brushing teeth so that no suspicion falls on them. Dalchand got a shock but he went towards the east on North Hill road. Later, he again entered the park from the direction of the Indian Press entrance. Dalchand had a good look at the faces of these two and when Thakur Visheswar Singh returned, he told him about the incident. Nat Bower gave the following description of the incident to the press – Thakur Visheswar sent me the

news that he had seen a person in Alfred Park whose face resembled that of Azad. I took constables Mohammed Zaman and Govind Singh with me. When we reached the place where the messenger had left Visheshwar Singh, he was not seen there. I left the car at a distance and walked towards the two people. The constables were behind me. I stood at a distance of at least 10 gauze from them and asked them who they were. In reply they took out their pistols and started firing. My pistol was ready. Just as I saw the fat person is taking out the pistol, I fired mine just a second before he fired his. The constables that were with me also fired at the fat person and also at the person with him. While I was changing the magazine with another, the fat person shot at me and the magazine which was in my left hand fell down. Then I ran towards a tree which was around 10 gauze from there. The constables went and hit in a nearby ditch. During this, Viveshwar Singh arrived, crawled behind a bush and fired from there at the fat person. In reply, the fat person too shot back which hit Visheshwar Singh on the face. I could not fill my pistol. As and when I became visible, the fat person would shoot at me. Finally he fell flat on his back. I cannot say whether someone shot at him or he was injured from before. During all this, people started gathering and a person approached me with a shotgun. I could not make out whether the fat person was really dead or was simply pretending. Thus I asked this person to take a shot at his legs. The person shot. After this I went towards the fat person and found that he was lying dead. In between, Rambadan Singh CID, who was nearby went to the Colonelganj Police Station and reported that someone was shooting at an Englishman in the park. On hearing this, the officer-in-charge Rai Sahib Choudhury Vishal Singh left for the park with a pistol on a cycle along with two armed guards. He saw someone was firing at Nat Bower, who was sheltering behind a tree. He saw a young man coming towards Nat Bower but he later disappeared. There was a doubt that he was an associate of Azad and had the intention of shooting at Nat Bower.

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In the meantime, Dalchand went home and from there, he sat on a motorcycle and went to the Police Lines. From there he phoned the superintendent of Police, Majors, and sent the men of the armed Reserve Police to the park. However, by the time the policemen reached the park, the fight was almost over. While leaving, Nat Bower gave orders for the fat man to be searched and for post mortem while Visheshwar Singh was to be taken to the hospital. In the issue of Leader on 2 march 1931, the news of the postmortem of immortal martyr Chandrashekhar Azad was published. This postmortem took place on Saturday under the supervision of to magistrates, Khan Sahab Rahman Bakshi and Thakur Mahindrapal Singh. Later he was also cremated under the supervision of these two magistrates. The postmortem of Azad’s body was done by Civil Surgeon Lieutenant Colonel Townsend. With him were Dr Gade and Sr. Radhemohan Lal. There were two bullet wounds on the lower side of the right leg. The tibia bone was fractured by bullets. One bullet was taken out from the right thigh. There were two fatal bullets. One was on the right side of the head and the other was lodged in his chest which was only revealed during the postmortem. It is said that the bullet that caused the wound near the chest made a hole in the right hand near the shoulder and then pierced the lung and stopped there. The bullet that hit the head, pierced through the parietal bone and entered the brain and stopped in the left side of the lower brain. According to the doctors, it would be wrong to say that he shot himself. If this was so, there would have been signs of skin and hair burns, which were not present. It is not known whether anyone was called to identify the body but in CID circles, it is believed without any doubt that it was Chandrshekhar Azad. During the time of postmortem, there was armed police guards and two magistrates. The dead person was a Brahmin and hence a newly recruited Brahmin policeman was called from the Police Lines who lifted the body on to the lorry. The body was heavy and hence

could not be put on a stretcher. This was kept on the second lorry. There were armed police accompanying the trucks. After this, under the supervision of Abdulsamad, Police Inspector, both the trucks got ready to go towards the river. In the meantime, Purushottam Das Tandon arrived. There were some Congressmen too with him. He wanted to see the body and said, the relatives of Azad have come. In between, the lorries started. Magistrate Kadri asked Tandon to meet the District Magistrate. The fact that the body was being taken was kept secret. The first lorry went towards George Town and from there via Stanley Road went to Rasulabad Ghat where all preparations for the last rites were done. When a Brahmin was doing the last rites, some people were searching in Triveni Ghat. The Magistrate told Tandon he did not know where the last rites were to be performed and the Inspection gave them the name of Triveni Ghat. The person who came in the morning from Banaras and identified himself as Azad’s relative was named Shivinayak Mishra. He was also a Congress worker. In the evening meeting he said that he had been to the District Magistrate to collect Azad’s body. District magistrate asked him to go to the superintendent of Police. Mishraji had been given permission by the Superintendent of Police for performing the last rites of Azad. In the meantime, Kamla Nehru and Purushottam Tandon also reached there. After the last rites were over, Pandit Mishra took the ashes to the city. According to a suggestion by the students’ association, a rally was taken out from the Khadi Bhandar. A black cloth was laid on wooden planks on which the ashes were kept. The planks were carried on the shoulders of people. Going through the city, the rally reached the park. The ashes were scattered all over the city. Under the supervision of the students’ association, and the chairmanship of Mohanlal Gautam, a meeting was organized. Shri Gautam was the head of the students’ association. The reporters of ‘Bhavishya’ searched the location of the incident the next day. The tree behind which Azad had shed his life was heavy with flowers. In a number of places on the tree, people had inscribed the name of Azad. It is said that even the soil from the area was taken by the college boys in memory of Azad. Presented by: Jayshankar Mishra ‘Sabyasachi’

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26 February: On the death anniversary of Savarkar

When Savarkar got certain that he had to bid adieu to London and had to part from his friends here, he controlled the feelings that emerged in his heart. On 29 June 1910, the then home secretary of the English empire, Winston Churchill, who became the Prime Minister in time and worked constantly to harm the Indian independence movement, he ordered Savarkar to be sent home, and just as Aurangzeb sighed in relief after imprisoning Shivaji, the British government too sighed relief after they put him on the ship to India. Finally the day arrived. On Friday, 1st July 1910, the HMS Moriya set out on its historic trip of taking Savarkar from London to India. With the intention of avoiding any problam that may come up, the ship did not go through the regular route through France. With an importent inside it, the ‘Moriya’ sailed ahead, playing with the ocean waves, when suddenly its pride was hurt. There was some problem with the engine and near the Port of Marseilles in France, it had to undergo repairs and instead of going straight, it had to go towards Marseilles. At last on 7 July 1910, the ship touched the Marseilles port. On 29 June when Churchill gave orders to send Savarkar back to India, the secret service of the France government was also given prior notification by telegram about the sea route. Along with it, there was also a warning that the ship carried a ‘very important prisoner’ to India who had a number of revolutionary friends in France who might try to help him escape. Most probably the Bristish government had some kind of premonition, to have informed the France government. The prisoner Savarkar was accompanied by Scotland Yard’s Inspector, I. Jone Parker, and assistant Police superintendent of Bombay Police, Pawar, along with ten of their security officers. When the ship reached Marseilles, the Police Commissioner of Marseilles, Henry Lebaliyas, met Jone Parker and showed him the letter sent by the London Police Commissioner to the

Police Chief in Paris. They exchanged greetings and news and the Police commissioner assured Parker of all help required. Can anyone imagine that a person, a prisoner, with his hands tied with handcuffed and tied to a pillar will be able to say anything? However, Savarkar was not just taking part in normal conversation but was telling jokes to make everyone laugh. He was narrating his memories and fascinating them and on this occasion too he was only telling stories of the great revolutions around the world and freedom struggles around the world. Savarkar was trying to impress upon the co-passengers that freedom fighters should be not treated with cruelty but with sympathy. From 1st to 7th July, this was the routine followed by Savarkar. The ship stopped but Savarkar’s thinking did not stop. He was planning to somehow escape from there. From the Port hole, he could see the ocean below. He kept thinking whether his friends got his message or not. Have they made plans to free me? Will they be able to free me? It was on these thoughts that Savarkar passed his time. Marseilles was that place, on which songs were written that helped to win the revolution. By some quirk of fate, it was to this very Marseilles that the ship carrying Savarkar arrived. He wondered whether nature and the sea were doing all this to help him escape. It was night and Savarkar had many questions running across his mind as he lay down. Many thought waves were being tossed around in his head. His co-passengers were sleeping but how could Savarkar sleep? In Savarkar’s mind, there were scenes being played of the escape of Krishna from the prison of Kansa, escape of Shivaji from the prison of Aurangazeb, etc. Overhead was the free sky and below was the vast ocean and by observing them he thought, how can anyone be a prisoner between the

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two of them? It was dawn and he was still thinking. His thoughts started to focus. It was as if mother India was telling him, “Run, run this is the right time, my beloved child! I do not want you to hang from the hangman’s noose. My child! Think of Krishna, Shivaji, Napoleon and Alba. Run, run! This is the time. You are no mouse that can be trapped so easily. You are the leader of a revolutionary group. If not now then never.” It was morning. Parker was not fully awake. Savarkar told Parker that he wanted to go to the toilet. Parker told th officer near him to take Savarkar to the toilet. Two head constables, Mohammed Siddiq and Singh kept watching him. Singh was peeping in the door. Savarkar locked he door from inside. Even then it was possible to look through the glass. This glass was installed as a special precaution for Savarkar. Savarkar did not have any time to waste. At this time, his work was going exactly according to plan at a fast rate. He removed his night gown and placed it over the glass so that no one can see him from outside. Taking off his sacred thread, he measured the circumference of his body and then he measured the diameter of the hole through which he had to go down to the sea. As soon as the measurement were done and he got to know how much he would have to squeeze his body, he applied soap on himself in the blink of an eye and jumped at the port hole. As soon as he entered the port hole, he was suddenly splashed in the water. He shouted in a loud voice, “The Goddess of Freedom! All glories to you!” It was Savarkar’s bad luck that a police officer had seen him. He tried to open the toilet door but it was closed from. He shouted, “Fugitive! Fugitive!”. There was a rush all over the ship. From everywhere inside voices could be heard saying, Catch him, beat him. People were running all over. Savarkar could hear bullets raining down. Some people were running on foot. This was the testing time for Savarkar’s swimming and diving training. Savarkar dived inside water to protect himself from the bullets. In this way, diving and swimming, he reached the shore. This ocean shore was not in England but within French boundaries. On reaching the shore, he started

running when he saw French soldiers in front of him. By this time, the voices from the ship shouting, catch him, thief, thief, became all the shriller. He went up to the soldiers and asked them to take him to a lawyer. Savarkar did not know French and the soldiers did not know English. Savarkar tried to explain it to him in broken French. Finally, he somehow understood and would have taken Savarkar to a lawyer when the English soldiers running after him reached the place. Savarkar wanted to run from there and take a ride but he had no money and the soldiers had reached near him and held him by the neck. Pulling him by the neck, he was taken back to the ship. This was clearly breaking of rules by the English soldiers but who was there to listen? While Savarkar was on French soil, the English could not make him a prisoner. However, there was no friend of Savarkar there. The British security authorities made him a prisoner again. It was the bad luck of the nation and of Savarkar that exactly at the time when Savarkar was taken prisoner again near the French soldiers, many of his friends including VVS Iyer, Sardar Singh Rana and Madame Cama, etc. were just about to reach the port with all preparations to help him escape but when the nearby Railway crossing was closed suddenly and they had to wait for half an hour. This half an hour’s wait proved meaningless. It was then that people gave him the title of Veer Savarkar. It was this half an hour’s wait that indirectly lead to Savarkar’s imprisonment for half a century. On the morning of 8th July, this fascinating story of Savarkar’s courage spread across the seas. In this way, all the newspapers of the world mentioned about India’s independence. In a way, the news of the escape of Savarkar through the port hole and his recapture spread like wild fire in the jungle of newspapers and the sparks were seen over the entire universe. People who thought India to be a land of snake charmers and sages and ascetics now opened their eyes wide, their ears stood up and the entire world was stunned to see the bravery of this young man. Not only in England, but all over France, Germany, Russia and America, in all small and big newspaper,

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this was front-page news and a number had also written editorial on it. A number of letters also showed anger at the British government. The newspapers compared Savarkar with Mussolini and Garibaldi, and praised his courage, sacrifice and renunciation. This attempt to escape by Savarkar was not just unique and admirable till that time but was far better and courageous than attempts made by Churchill, De Valero and Subhash in latter times. This is unique till day in the history of revolution. While Savarkar’s praises were being echoed across the globe, the eyes of the British administrators were red with embarrassment. The police in the ship had almost gone mad. They welcomed him back on the ship with as many vile words as they could say, and finally

they said, “God knows which seed gave rise to this Savarkar friend.” From that point, a soldier with a loaded revolver stood in front of Savarkar at all times. But Savarkar was one who got worried. Even on this occasion, he told the police officer very bravely, “Look, you are taking me to a prison, but keep in mind that I will still try to escape even now. If you want to live a happy and peaceful life with your wife and children, then it will be better for you not to insult me in any way and nor touch me in any way. I have already burned my house and I will not stop at anything to take revenge on any insult to me, no matter what I have to do. Compiled by: Sadaram Gupta

SPECIAL YOGA TRAINING CAMPS FOR DOCTORS, LAWYERS, CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS, EX-SERVICEMEN AND YOUTH The effort to take ‘yoga’ to the last person is very much alive. Under the able guidance of Swami Ramdevji Maharaj, every person directly or indirectly related with Patanjali Yogpeeth is involved in this organization constantly. To help the intelligent class of people in India associate with this organization, special yoga camps have been organized by Pantanjali Yogpeeth in Yog Gram, Haridwar, for doctors, lawyers, chartered accountants, youth and ex-servicemen. Every representative from the above-mentioned categories is being invited from the 600 districts to these special camps. In this regard, participants will contact the Patanjali Yog Samiti and Patanjali Mahila Samiti at the district levels. At the same time, even other individuals associated with the above-mentioned participants can come forward and visit the districtlevel Yog Samitis and submit their names for the special camps. In these camps, only invited participants and people whose names have been forwarded by the district committees can participate. To search for patriotic and social-service minded youth from across the country, the teachers of Patanjali Yog Samiti are requested to approach the NSS, NCC, etc. and for their doctor friends, they are requested to approach the IMA, NIMA, and Ayurveda Mahasanmelan and to contact ex-servicemen, they are requested to approach the district-level Armed Forces Welfare Board. In this way to gather participants from ex-judges and advocates, the yoga teachers are requested to approach the district-level Bar Associations. Chartered Accountants are being identified from 118 branches of their national-level association, ‘Institute of Chartered Accountants’. PROGRAMME FOR SPECIAL CAMPS ORGANIZED ONLY FOR INVITED PARTICIPANTS 24-26 February: Special youth camp (Only male, age: 18-40 years) 01-03 March: Special camp for doctors (male/female) 13-16 March: Special camp for chartered accountants (male/female) 19-21 March: Special camp for advocates and ex-judges (male/female) 24-26 March: Special camp for ex-servicemen ` YOG SANDESH-ENGLISH ` 47


Man is full of various strengths.

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These various strengths, including mental, physical, spiritual, etc. are all merged together in him. It is by using these qualities that man achieves success in his life. The journey of human life moves ahead with valour, power, bravery, determination and strength of opinions. When the strengths of unshakable faith and belief are added to a complete man with all the other strengths, then he can make successes out of all great tasks. The RigVeda says: vgfeUæks u ijk ftX; bn /ue~ u e`R;os¿o rLFks dnkpuA lksefeUuk lqUoUrks ;kprk olq u esa iwjo% l[;s fj"kk/uAA ½Xosn 10 48 5 I am Indra. I am never defeated. Death can never destroy me. O producers of the Som Ras, worship me. In my friendship, you will never be harmed. All traditional opinions have taken birth in faith. When our experiences are linked with faith, then the birth of belief takes place there. When belief becomes strong, then it can take us to our highest peak, no matter which form that highest peak may be in, in the form of any kind of progress. The stronger the faith, the deeper the belief, the nearer you will get to your aim, whether that aim be material or physical health, be it spiritual because by whatever name you call the Lord, your faith and belief towards Him makes it stronger in that direction. The Omkar form of the godlike man is got as a blessing from that very faith and belief. In the Gita, god himself has said, ;s ;Fkk eka izi|Urs rkLrFkSo HktkE;geA ee oRekZuqorZUrs euq";k% ikFkZ loZ'k%AA vè;k; 4 KkuekxZA Whosoever comes in front of me in whatsoever form, I make him my own in that form. Hey Arjun! Man follows my path from all directions. In the Gita, Sri Krishna says, whosoever will think of me in my different forms and will always have belief on me, I too will sympathize with the person. Just as faith gives rise to respect, similarly a person with doubt si life a weak wave in the ocean, which is

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blown hither and thither by the wind. If spiritual strength is added to belief, then it is possible to everything in life. In The Bible, it says, “If you have within you as much faith as a mustard seed, and you ask the mountain to move, it will move.” A person who believes does not admit defeat ever, no matter how many obstacles come his way. He takes rest only when he reaches his goal. The biggest obstacles on the road cannot block his path. If scientists did not have any faith on their work and did not have belief on their research, then those researchers who helped life to progress so much, would not have made any inventions. All the discoveries and inventions are the result of man’s faith and belief. In a person full of belief, there are three things that do important work. These are: determination power, sharp thoughts and inhuman courage. Belief is the biggest strength on the spiritual level. If you have faith on God, then you will see God himself in the vast expanse. God is only obtained by those who have the belief that divine power exists in every dust and every stone. Vishwaguru Swami Vivekananda describes the power of belief in this way: “The history of the world is the history of a few men who had faith upon themselves. It is belief that awakens the divine powers inside us, and then man can do anything. When a person loses faith on himself, he is immediately in the clutch of death at that moment. First believe in yourself and then on God. A handful of powerful men can turn the world upside down. Always remember that there is an entire universe inside each person.” These words of Swami Vivekananda appear so true and fitting when applied to Swami Ramdev and Acharya Balkrishna. Today the entire world, not just India, have deep faith and belief on the words of Swami Ramdev and Acharya Balkrishna. It is this faith that is keeping him away from deadly diseases and is making him rise

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in the mental, physical and spiritual level and is removing the feelings of caste, religion, community, etc. from the heart and is helping make the person a noble citizen of the nation. If you have faith on pranayam, if you believe in Ayurveda, then you will be able to kill the deadliest of all diseases such as cancer. On the other hand if you do not have faith on the treatment procedure of the best doctor, then you will take a long time even to recover from very small illnesses. The hidden diseases and hidden illnesses spread over the body reduce by them-

selves once you have faith. If you believe from the depths of your mind that the particular disease in you will get destroyed by itself, it surely will. The following stanza from Rig Veda again fits Swami Ramdev – “Such a person attains God whose heart is free from doubt and whose heart if filled with belief.” Come, let us all have sharp feelings, inhuman strength, and unshakable faith. With the support of this faith and belief, you will go ahead in the various fields of life and increase the glory of your nation in the world.

IT IS UNFORTUNATE THAT SOLDIERS HAD TO SIT ON HUNGER-STRIKE: SWAMI RAMDEV

Full of love for the nation, appealing to the ex-servicemen to end their hunger strike and protest in Jantar Mantar, Delhi, Swami Ramdev said, “It is unfortunate that our brave warrior soldiers who have sacrificed everything for the protection of mother India both in times of war and peace and who are involved in rescuing people from dangers, are being required to sit in protest and humger strike for fulfillment of their just demands.” During the meantime, the chief administrator of ‘Patanjali Yogpeeth’ Acharya Balkrishnan wrote in the appeal letter that all the patriots along with Patanjali Yogpeeth are appealing to the Indian government that the just demands by the ex-servicemen for the present servicemen should be immediately accepted as proof of its sensitivity. Patanjali Yogpeeth will forever sympathize wit the just demands of the ex-servicemen.” This letter was handed over by Swami Ramdev’s representative S.K. Nijarawala to the six brave mem-

bers of the group of exservicemen who have been seated on the protest and hunger strike unto death for the past 12 days. The member include: colonel (Ex) Tejendra Pal Tyagi (Vir Charkra), lt. General (Ex) Rajvir Kadwan, Lt. General (Ex) Satvir Singh, Major General (Ex) Ranjan, Major General (Ex) Balbir Katiyar, Major General (Ex) N.V. Singh, Colonel Kanwar Bharadwaj, Major (Ex) R.S. Jhakhar. With them were also present the following soldiers: Sipahi Suleiman Khan, Major I.L. Jhakhar, Subeidar Major Daheya, Sipahi R.K. Yadav and the daughter of martyr soldier, Manju. Thousands of people applauded this appeal made by Swami Ramdev and called him the true son of the soil. The leader of the group of armed forces announced the end of the strike and protest by the exservicemen on the basis of this appeal and spoke on the leadership, pride and work-related responsibility of Swami Ramdev.

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Kamlesh Kumar Arya ‘Agnihotra’ According to Sankhyadarshan, Volume 6 Verse 16, written by Sage Kapila, ^izdkjkUrjklaHkoknfoosd ,o cU/%* false intelligence (ignorance-false knowledge) is the root cause for bondage. About false knowledge, Sage Patanjali clearly says in Yogdarshan, verse 5, that ¶vfuR;k'kqfpnq%[kkukRelq fuR;'kqfplq[kkRe[;kfrjfo|k¸false knowledge is when we believe the temporary to be permanent, the impure to be pure, sorrow to be happiness and the unconscious to be conscious. Maharshi Dayanand, in his third advice from Pune, calls the ‘sensual power’ to be false knowledge, this means only because of false knowledge, the soul gets attracted towards worldly pleasures and gets trapped in the cycle of life and death. Hence, one who is desirous of salvation should definitely try to always be careful against form, taste, smell, touch and words. The scholars from the Vedic age used to protect their desire for salvation from being spoiled by sensual objects. This was, however, during the middle age, attention was not given to this point and hence a number of people on the path to goodness became controlled by their senses and still are. In our country, a lot of discussion takes place on salvation, In programmes organized in the name of spirituality, speakers give a lot of advice on rituals-rites, meditation-penance, fasting, bathing in rivers and ponds, pilgrimage, idol worship, etc. but they do give special attention to false knowledge, in other words to protection from sensual objects, whereas rites and rituals have nothing to do with salvation. I go to the extent of saying – the person who is under the control of his sense organs, might continue doing pranayam, sacrifice, meditation, retention, and fulfillment of Samadhi, but will never get salvation from nature. That is a person who is totally involved in false knowledge or sensual pleasures will never be able to escape from the cycle of life and death without protecting oneself from such pleasures. The root cause of restlessness in the world is again ‘sensual pleasures’. It is for this reason that human brings get involved in sins such as theft and armed robbery, adulteration in food items, cheating, giving and taking of bribes, rape, and killing of living beings. People in control of sensual pleasures spoil their world and the other world. I know of such people who consider themselves connected to the Lord and like the common people also made an effort to enjoy sensual pleasures. Thus the

belief becomes strong that it is not easy to burn these values and culture that have come down from generation to generation. According to my opinion, those who in reality want to free themselves from this noose, they should protect themselves from these five things. Now I will present before you the effects and outcome of these five topics: form, taste, smell, touch and word. Form: There are many things in this world that hold their own special positions in beauty, in other words they captivate the mind (attract the beholders towards themselves), so much so that some very learned and meditative people have been affected by this. We can know to what extent ‘form’ has tied us up by looking at the beauty-enhancing products available objects in the market. A lot of people nowadays are spending a lot of money and time on decorating this mortal body out of fascination of ‘form’. Clothes should be worn to protect the body according to social norms, however because beautification has been given first priority by the sense of form, and artificiality has replaced naturalness. Varieties of clothes draw attention towards the form, and thus lead to lack of simplicity in the life of a person who is under the control of his senses. This attraction of beauty even takes man towards sins like prostitution, adultery and incest. In ancient times, the precious metal and stones such as gold, silver, diamond, etc were used for health reasons and not with the intention of decorating the body. According to historical sources, it is known that beautification was part of Vedic life, that is, our ancestors of those times did love beauty, but were not fascinated by it. I do not consider anything perceived by the senses such as ‘form’ to be harmful, what is harmful is the power of the senses. Hence, everyone who is desirous of salvation should definitely protect oneself from this otherwise he or she won’t be able to escape from the cycle of reincarnation. Rasa: According to my opinion, ‘Rasa’ is the strongest among all the five senses. Everyone, that is old, young, children, aged, Brahman, Kshatriya, Vaishya, Sudra, student, householder, retirees, ascetics, that is all human beings are tied by this. To get rid of this, special effort is required. We see that with increasing age of the body, the power of eyes, ears, etc. become weak, however, taste (tongue) continues to be strong till the last moment of

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life. This is the reason why man hankers after fulfilling the demands of taste. The strength of this taste-sense is being proven by the various foods, nutritious as well as non-nutritious, available today. It is because of this fascination for taste that leads to the killing of millions of innocent living beings everyday. Majority of the diseases come about because of uncontrolled satisfaction of taste. It is believed that the main reason of ill-health is indulgence of taste. To protect oneself from the sense of taste, students and ascetics of ancient India used to at whatever they got as alms – they had no prior knowledge of what will they get, from where and when. That is there was no question of getting food according to what their tastes dictate. A very simple way to protect onself from this sense of taste is to eat food to live and for health and not for the satisfaction of the tongue – ‘Eat to live, do not live to eat’. Do not demand any food that is tasty for you, nor have any prior knowledge of the food that you will have later. Do not have too many dishes at the same time because strength is not got from eating but from digesting. In other words, do not eat a lot – ‘Eat less, digest more’. Eating foods with opposite nature harm the body so take care to have less variety of food on your plate. Smell: For the ties of the sense of smell, uncountable flowers and other good-smelling substances are destroyed everyday and obstruct the path of air purification. That is the demand for ‘itar’ and perfumes annihilate a number of flowers that are beneficial for health. Luxury-loving people used perfumes and scents as the outcome of their attraction towards the sense of smell. Perfumes are not harmful, what is harmful is the fascination for consumption of such products. Just as people attracted by the sense of taste tend to eat a lot to satisfy the tongue, so do people who are attracted by the sense of smell use a lot of scented products. In ancient times, flowers were not plucked. Flowers that fell down from the plant naturally were used for preparing garlands, hair pieces, sacrificial offerings, etc. Our Vedic tradition does not hold plucking of flowers in good stead. The purification and scenting of the atmosphere by lighting sacrificial fires is considered necessary for health. The smell of floral offering does not tie down anyone. I am again clarifying that no sense is bad, what is bad is being under the control of the senses. Therefore, do not ever try to satisfy the sense of smell even by mistake if you are on the path to salvation. Touch: The sense of touch has under its control almost all men and women of this world. Associated with the skin, it is extremely difficult to gain victory over

this destroyer of the Brahmacharya vow. It is because of this that people fall ill and die before time. This sensual power destroys the intellect of everyone. Men and women under its control cross the limits of ideals and sobriety. It is as an outcome of the ties of ‘touch’ that people move towards a libertine attitude. The strength of this sense makes people characterless, and because of it, many men and women lose their power of reasoning and destroy themselves. Most of the people know very well for themselves how dangerous the fascination for touch is. According to my opinion, it is necessary that a person who wants to attain goodness to pay special attention to self-mortification. They need to avoid ‘touch’ to whatever extent possible. They should take precautions such as avoiding asanas that are highly ticklish, as well as beds, wearing loose clothes, etc. Words: The effect of word is also no less. It is a proven fact that poets and orators spellbind the audience by their words. We see in our daily life – with the use of words, strangers become friends and friends become strangers. Words are helpful both in uniting and dividing. It can be the cause for friendship and enmity. Word has a very important role in bringing peace or restlessness to the family, society, nation and the world. Everyone knows that bitter words lead to destruction while sweet words lead to goodness. A person who is tied down by words cannot hope to attain divinity. Manu Maharaj has written – “In the world of renunciation, one should move away from praise as if it is poison and lick up criticism as if it is nectar.” It is also very difficult to free oneself from the inactivity of words. One who becomes sad or happy by hearing harsh or soothing words cannot ever become free because kind words will bring about passion and unkind words will bring about hatred. Hence, one who is desirous of salvation should be attracted by words. Yes, it is very necessary to pay attention to beneficial words because words of goodness are not a cause for bondage and on the other hand is helpful in attaining salvation. One who is on the path to freedom should not have any desire to hear praise for oneself. Admirers do not help in development. Essence: Just as a skilful doctor diagnoses the disease before treatment and then gives medicine to the sick person, similarly it is intelligent to first find out the reason for the attachment of the soul and then move ahead for salvation. According to Maharshi Dayanand, the cause of bondage of the soul is sensual power. Hence, one who is desirous of salvation should try to protect oneself from deterioration by the senses, and not run away from home.

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THIRD MUNDAK – SECOND PART What happens to human beings with divine knowledge?

l osnSrRijea czã/ke ;=k fo'oa fufgra Hkkfr 'kqHkzeA miklrs iq#"ka ;s ádkekLrs 'kqØesrnfrorZfUr /hjk%AA1AA The holder of divine knowledge who has been described here knows the abode of the Supreme Lord. It is because of that abode of the Supreme Lord that this world is shinning so brightly. The energy of this world is nothing but the energy of that supreme abode. Whosoever worships the man-like Supreme Lord without any expectations in mind crosses the cycle of life.

dkekU;% dke;rs eU;eku% l dkefHktkZ;rs r=k r=kA i;kZIrdkeL; ÑrkReuLrq bgSo losZ izfoyh;fUr dkek%AA2AA Those individuals who consider their desires to be everything and worship only these desires will take different births for these desires. The individual who has satisfied all his desires and has no more desires does not remain enmeshed in them. Such an individual becomes a ‘Kritatma’ and his entire concentration is upon the soul and all his desires are absorbed here itself. It is only because there are still unabsorbed desires that we have to see the doors of so many wombs.

nipresent. By joining himself with the Supreme Soul, he is united in all respects and wherever the Supreme Soul goes, the soul too goes. When strings have been tied with Him, who is capable of releasing them?

osnkUrfoKkulqfuf'prkFkkZ% laU;kl;ksxk|r;% 'kq¼lÙok%A rs czãyksds"kq ijkUrdkys ijke`rk% ifjeqP;fUr losZAA6AA One who is completely knowledgeable about the goal of life with the help of science and religion, who has subdued his passions both for detachment and attachment enters the supreme abode (Brahmalok) at the time of Supreme death, attains Supreme nectar and becomes free from al ties.

xrk% dyk% i×pn'k izfr"Bk nsok'p losZ izfr nsorklqA dekZf.k foKkue;'p vkRek ijs¿O;;s loZa ,dhHkofUrAA7AA His fifteen arms (5 sense organs, 5 work organs and 5 lives) are ended and only the sixteenth immortal soul remains. His sense organs become one with their reasons, his work is completely resolved and his superconsciousness becomes one with the Supreme consciousness. In that everlasting, unchanging Supreme Light everything becomes one.

uk;ekRek izopusu yH;ks u es/;k u cgquk JqrsuA ;esoS"k o`.kqrs rsu yH;LrL;S"k vkRek foo`.kqrs ruqa Loke~AA3AA ;Fkk u|% L;Unekuk% leqnzs¿Lra xPNfUr uke:is fogk;A Soul is not obtained with big speeches, nor through rFkk fo¼kÂke:ikf}eqDr% ijkRija iq#"keqiSfr fnO;e~AA8AA arguments and debates, not even by reading a lot. Only the chosen one can attain the soul, and in front of such a person the soul reveals itself in its true form.

uk;ekRek cyghysu yH;ks u p izeknkÙkilks okI;fyaxkr~A ,rS#ik;S;Zrrs ;Lrq fo}kaLrL;S"k vkRek fo'krs czã/keAA4AA Soul cannot be obtained on the basis of physical strength, nor can a person immersed in mental reasoning obtain it and not even someone who is absorbed in austerity and self mortification. If those who know this still try to obtain it by such means, leave aside obtaining the soul, the soul flees from such people and hides in the supreme abode and does not appear in front of them.

Just as rivers flow, and while flowing give up their individual names and forms and become one with the ocean, in the same way the name and form of the knowledgeable person vanishes and he approaches the Divine Lord.

l ;ks g oS rRijea czã osn czãoS Hkofr ukL;kczãfoRdqys HkofrA rjfr 'kksda rjfr ikIekua xqgkxzfUFkH;ks foeqDrks¿e`rks HkofrAA9AA One who comes to know the Supreme Lord becomes akin to the Supreme Personality, and every member of his extended family too gets to know the Divine Lord. He gets rid of the complexes hidden in the innermost caves of his heart and mind and becomes nectar. He goes beyond sorrow, goes beyond sin.

laizkI;Sue`"k;ks Kkur`Irk% ÑrkRekuks ohrjkxk% iz'kkUrk%A rs loZxa loZr% izkI; /hjk ;qDrkReku% loZesokfo'kfUrAA5AA rnsrn`pk¿H;qDre~A Content with knowledge, the tranquil sage, free from fØ;koUr% Jksf=k;k czãfu"Bk% Lo;a tqàr ,df"kZa J¼;Ur%A worldly attachments, remains absorbed in attaining the rs"kkesoSrka czãfo|k onsr f'kjksozra fof/o|SLrq ph.kZe~AA10AA soul day and night, and after attaining the soul joins his soul with the Supreme Soul. The Supreme Lord is om-

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do not wander here and there but surrender with all devotion and faith to the sage who knows the Divine Soul. In this way, those who come to the sage himself with such an intent and who carries this resolution on his own head and not on another’s shoulders, are surely given advice on attaining Divine Knowledge.

rnsrRlR;e`f"kjafxjk% iqjksokp uSrnph.kZozrks¿/hrsA ue% ije½f"kH;ks ue% ije½f"kH;%AA11AA In some ancient times, Sage Angira had given knowledge on the aforementioned theories. This cannot be read by an individual without the power of determination. This Upanishad, while describing worldly wisdom and supreme knowledge, says that work-related branches such as sacrifices, etc form worldly wisdom – these cannot be used to obtain Supreme Knowledge,

knowledge-related braches such as deep devotion on the Eternal Lord, etc are the only way to obtain Divine Knowledge. And in reality, worldly wisdom is nonknowledge and only divine knowledge counts because only from supreme knowledge one gets divine wisdom. The world is propagated by Brahma or the Supreme Lord – what does this mean? How does this propagation take place? On this, it has been said – just as a spider spins a web by taking out the substance from within itself. The web that a spider spins is taken out from within itself, from itself, not from its element or consciousness. The Supreme Lord also uses His body, and nature is His body, to create this world. On this concept of duality, there are two birds that live in the tree of nature. This point of view, that is in this Upanishad, can be understood.)

-Pavman Suvedi

Fats, vitamins, minerals, salt, protein, carbohydrates, etc. have extremely important roles in our life. In a way, all substances are necessary for a healthy life. All these impart strength to our body. Even though each is equally important, protein occupies the highest level of importance. Children obtain requisite growth only because of protein. It is protein that builds elements in our bodies. Proteins contain hydrogen, sulphur, carbon, phosphorus and oxygen along with a high quantity of nitrogen. Protein is obtained from the following: v Milk, curd, pulses, rice, paneer, etc. v Products with soyabean, peas, Bengal gram, peanuts give us lot of protein. v Groundnut oil has 50% protein. v Soyabean has 40% protein quantity. v Wheat bran also gives us adequate quantity of protein. Let me tell you that wheat has 11.8 % protein in it. Without bran, the quantity of protein reduces. v Green, leafy vegetables also supply some protein. v Protein is also obtained from fruits. Apple has

0.3%, grapes have 0.8% and bananas have 1.35 proteins. Usefulness of Protein: Protein is very useful in our life. v Bones get strength from proteins v Both the old and very young need proteins. v Protein is also very important for pregnant ladies and lactating mothers. v Growing children need a lot of proteins. v Teeth and gums get strength from proteins. v Cells become stronger with the help of proteins. v Paralysis patients get a lot of relief with the help of proteins. v Proteins prevent a lot of major diseases from occurring. v Protein prevents rickets disease. It is during the winters that a greater quantity of protein can be taken. A lot of heat is given out by proteins so it is better to reduce the intake of protein during the summer season. It is also good to take protein in limited quantity during the rainy season.

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- Swami Ramdev Query: What is the meaning of the phrase ‘concentration result of the intellect’ used often in Yogic literature?

rr% iqu% 'kkUrksfnrkS fpÙkL;Sdkxzrkifj.kke%AA12AA

rqY;izR;;kS

Word meaning: Tatah Punah: After that Samadhiresult; Shantodito: dead and upcoming; Tulyapratyayo: continuation of the same cycle; Chittasya: of the intellect; Ekagrataparinamah: is the concentration-result Verse meaning: The continuation of the same cycle, which dies and again rises, after the Samadhi-result is known as ‘concentration outcome’.

,rsu HkwrsfUnz;s"kq /eZy{k.kkoLFkkifj.kkek O;k[;krk%AA13AA

Word meaning: Aten: By this, that is by the description of the result of concentration in this sutra; Bhutendriyeshu: In the elements and sense organs; Dharmlaksnavsthaparinamah: also religion outcome, ambition outcome, situation outcome; Vyakhyatah: should be understood as having being explained Verse meaning: By this, that is, by the description of the outcome of concentration in this verse, we should also consider that the religion-outcome, ambition-outcome and situation-outcome in the elements and sense organs have been mentioned. Query: Who is considered ‘righteous’?

'kkUrksfnrkO;ins';/ekZuqikrh /ehZ AA14AA

Word meaning: Shantoditabyapadeshyadharmanupati: the living beings that remain always obedient, be it in the past, present or future duties; Dharmi: is said to be righteous Verse meaning: The living being that remains always obedient in past, present and future duties is said to be righteous.

ØekU;Roa ifj.kkekU;Ros gsrq% AA15AA

Word meaning: Kramanyatvam: The sequence being different; Parinamanyatve: different results; Hetu: is the reason Verse meaning: The difference in sequence is the reason for the difference in results. Summary: If the yogi is able to exercise control over the sites of concentration, he acquires many remarkable qualities, which are called ‘siddhi’ or ‘vibhuti’ in philosophical language. From the main verse, it is these qualities that are being described.

ifj.kke=k;la;eknrhrkukxrKkue~ AA16AA

Word meaning: Parinamtraysanyamat: If religion-

outcome, ambition-outcome, and situation-outcome are restrained in their visible outcome levels, Atitanagatgyanam: object-specific past and future knowledge is obtained Verse meaning: If one is able to control the religion-outcome, ambition-outcome, situation-outcome, then object-specific past and future knowledge is obtained.

'kCnkFkZizR;;kukferjsrjkè;klkr~ ladjLrRizfoHkkxla;ekr~ loZHkwr#rKkue~ AA17AA

Word meaning: Sabharthpratyayanam itretaradhyasat: when word, meaning and knowledge become interchangeable; Shankarah: undivided knowledge is obtained; Tatprabhavibhasangyamat: If control is exercised over their insignificant difference; Sarvabhutrutagyanam: knowledge of the words of all creatures is obtained Verse meaning: When word, meaning and knowledge become interchangeable, then undivided knowledge of the three is obtained. If control is exercised over their insignificant divisions, then knowledge of the words of all creatures is obtained, that is one understands the intention and voice of all creatures.

laLdkjlk{kkRdj.kkr~ iwoZtkfrKkue~ AA18AA

Word meaning: Sanskarsakhyatkargat: when one encounters the culture and habits of the past births; Purvjatigyanam: knowledge of the past lives is obtained Verse meaning; When the yogi encounters culture and habits of the past lives, knowledge is obtained of his previous births. Summary: When a yogi encounters the culture and habits of his past births, his past lives become as clear as the present one to him. From this, the yogi is benefited in the way that just as one avoids mistakes in the present life by remembering his past misdeeds, the yogi is also able to avoid misdeeds of his previous lives such as lust, anger, attachment, etc. by clearly remembering them.

izR;;L; ijfpÙkKkue~ AA19AA u p rRlkyEcua rL;kfo"k;hHkwRokr~ AA20AA

Word meaning: Pratyasya: If control is exercised over another’s intellect and mental disposition; Parchittagyanam: knowledge is obtained of the other’s intellect; Na cha; but does not happen; Tat: that knowledge of another’s intellect; Salambnam: with the object and subject; Tasya: of that object and subject-linked intellect; Avishayibhutatvat: if it is not the subject of control.

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Verse meaning: When control is exercised over another’s intellect and mental disposition, knowledge is obtained of the other’s mental setup. However, this knowledge of the other’s thoughts is not known in connection with specific objects and subjects unless control is exercised over the intellect with that specific object and subject as the target. Summary: A yogi can control another’s thoughts and get the knowledge whether a particular person is full of hatred or anger, whether that person at that point of time is in the grasp of arrogance or greed. However,

the yogi cannot know which object, person or idea the other person is feeling angry, etc. about. The reason for this is that the mind under the yogi’s control at that moment is not the intellect linked to the object of hatred-anger, etc. Yes, when control is exercised over the mind along with the specific object, then all these too can be known, that is which person or object is causing the anger, hatred, etc. Connection: In continuation, the sage says – …to be continued

Baisakh – 11

-Acharya Abhaydev Vidyalankar

CHANTING GOD’S NAME WITH THE TONGUE &½- 3@37@3_ vFkoZ- 20@19@3 Sage: Gathino Vishwamitra; Lord: Indra; Verse: Gayatri Word meaning: Satkroto = O eternal Karma! O eternal Knowledge! Vishwabhi Girbhi: I, with my entire voice; Te namani = Your names; Imhe = am taking; Indra = O lord!; Abhimatishaghro = I am taking your name to defeat my enemy – arrogance Appeal: O lord! My voice has been given to me for the utterance of your name. I continuously take your pure names. I cannot do anything else with this voice that you have given me; any meaningless word, any ungodly word, cannot be uttered by my voice. In every word that I utter, your rhythm is present, you are present. O Indra! In this way, in various ways, I keep chanting only your names. If I do not do this, how will I defeat my enemies? How will I be protected against them? It is only by uttering your names continuously that I have gained victory over my many enemies and will do so. My biggest enemy is ‘Arrogance’ and nowadays I am proud that your name has been my biggest weapon in defeating this enemy. Even when man has conquered all his other enemies such as passion, anger, etc. and has reached a high level of spiritual growth, even then it is this arrogance, vanity and pride that do not leave him. It is this that keeps fighting with the soul till even a little bit of false knowledge remains. O my Lord! It is this that keeps me away from you till the end. When man reaches great heights, if not for anything else, he feels arrogant about his non-identity and on being a pure soul. It is this arrogance that is capable to completely destroying a man. O eternal valour! O eternal knowledge! This is why I continuously chant your name, I go around keeping your holy name on my tongue. If I say “I did this” then immediately I join my hands and your name leaves my lips. In this way, I protect myself from my great enemy. Your name brings me down and as soon as I remember your name, I bow down my head and touch the ground. Then I find that powerful arrogance disappearing in a moment, and he is not visible for hundreds of miles around me; the entire world is full of you and I am at your feet. At that time, I become a small speck of dust on the feet of your earthly body and I am able to experience the utmost supreme ecstasy. O Master! How do I describe the insurmountable greatness of your name!

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‘Patanjali Yogpeeth’ pays tribute to the valour of the martyrs India is a country of brave youth. We are believers in the slogan of ‘Live and let live’. However, we cannot tolerate injustice. After the independence of India, the terrorist attack on India’s industrial capital, Mumbai, is the biggest attack Entering the country via sea route, these mankillers made the country’s heritage buildings such as Taj Hotel, Oberoi hotel and Nariman house into prisons and the hundreds of people, both Indian and foreigners, among which even women and innocent children were present, were taken as hostages. Before taking these people as hostages, the terrorist wandered through the crowded locations of Mumbai such as railway stations, markets, etc. and opened random fire on innocent bystanders. So much so that they did not even leave hospitals alone. In exactly opposite circumstances, the way our brave soldiers took revenge on these terrorists without wasting any time, and gave up their lives to preserve the honour of the nation, is without precedence. ‘Patanjali Yogpeeth’ salutes their brave spirits. The families of the martyrs of this terror attack were honoured on 15 December 2008 in New Delhi’s Pragati Maidan. Swami Ramdevji gave each of the bereaved families a draft of Rs 5 lakh. On this occasion, the audience had tears in their eyes after listening to the words of the mourning families. The father of Sandeep Unnikrishnan, who was present on the occasion, said that he was sorry that he had just one son to sacrifice for the nation but now he feels that Sandeep is alive in each child of the nation. ATS chief, Hemant Karkare’s daughter, Juhi Devdutt Navre said initially she felt sorrow at her father’s death but now, after seeing the feelings of the people of the nation, she feels proud. Vijay Salaskar’s daughter said that till date she is not able to believe that her father is not coming back because he left the house eating and said he would be back soon. On this occasion, Respected Swami Randevji said that now is not the time for solicitation but for war. The Indian government should find out the address of the terrorists and destroy them. It is the duty of each citizen of India to stand with the families of the martyrs.

Swamiji is revitalizing lost Indian knowledge: Anirudh Jaganath The honourable President of Mauritius, on a visit to Patanjali Yogpeeth said that the benefit received by people from the health processes of Yoga, Ayurveda and Pranayam being organized in Patanjali Yogpeeth under the direction of Swami Ramdevji Maharaj and under the supervision of Acharya Balkrishnaji Maharaj, is invaluable. He said that the cultural, spiritual and medical requirements of Mauritius can be fulfilled through the medium of Patanjali Yogpeeth. Both nations would be mutually benefited by cooperation in medicinal herbs research, yoga, Ayurveda, cultural and spiritual training. He said that with the help of yoga and Ayurveda, Swami Ramdevji Maharaj and Acharya Balkrishnaji Maharaj are giving a new birth to lost Indian knowledge. This is a big task. The research work being carried out in Patanjali Yogpeeth is praiseworthy. Here it can be seen how traditional knowledge is going hand in hand with modern medical science. He said that he is emotionally overwhelmed after coming here. He expressed his desire to Swami Ramdevji of starting research work on the medicinal herbs found in Mauritius. Condemning the terrorist attacks in Mumbai, the President said that terrorism is dangerous not only for India but for the world. Mauritius is with India on the issue of stopping terrorism. On this occasion, Swamiji Maharaj said that we should not remain quiet any longer on the issue of terrorism. Something should be done to destroy the spirit of the terrorists. The honourable President had come on a visit to Patanjali Yogpeeth with his wife, shrimati Sarojini Jagannth. Shri Jagannath was given a hearty welcome on reaching Patanjali Yogpeeth. On his arrival, the head of the Trust, Swami Ramdevji Maharaj and many other members of the Patanjali Yogpeeth garlanded him and gave him a warm welcome. With him was his secretary Medha Ganpat, High Commissioner, Mauritius, Shri Mukeshwar Chunni and Vikas Nithalia, PSO, Shri Shokun and Shri Achraj, Shri Suresh Rambarna, Shri Ravi and Sushri Mishlin was also present. He got information about the progress and programmes of Patanjali Yogpeeth from Swami Ramdev ji Maharaj and then visited the various departments, sub-

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departments, OPD, Internal patient department (IPD), Pathological treatment and research laboratory, radiology treatment and research department, the underground surgical and research centre, ophthalmic research and treatment centre, Panchkarma research and treatment centre, Satkarma research and treatment centre of Patanjali Yogpeeth along with the nearby situated herbal garden. While visiting the library, he was immensely happy to see such a vast wealth of Vedas, Upanishads and old and ancient texts. Observing the laboratories with modern equipment, he said the Trust is establishing new standards even on scientific grounds. Apart from this, the President also visited Patanjali medicinal garden and Agricultural department and the Trust-run huge medicinal units. He said that the revolution that is being organized to give a new birth to yoga among the people is a blessed sign for Indian culture. Influenced by the various activities of the Trust, he said that the organization is doing an invaluable task under the leadership of Swami Ramdevji Maharaj and Acharya Balkrishnaji Maharaj and this is the absolute truth. Six-day Woman Yoga and Satkarma Camp (Yog Gram, Haridwar) Mahila Patanjali Yog Samiti established Dedicated to yoga training at International levels and humanitarian service, in the over 50,000 free yoga classes organized by Patanjali Yog Samiti, 60% of the participants are women. To ensure the participation of women in the century’s biggest revolution, Swamiji Maharaj, while believing in maternal power, love and blessings, is fulfilling this requirement by establishing the Mahila Patanjali Yog Samiti on the death anniversary of martyr Ramprasad Bismil. Choosing from amidst the central and regional –in charges, Acharya Behan Suman was givent he responsibility of beign the incharge at national level. Shrimati Hema (Nepal), North India: Dr. Sujata Satyu (Jammu & Kashmir), Indra Rani (Himachal Pradesh), Sukhvinder (Punjab), Shrimati Satya (Haryana), Shrimati Seema (Uttarkhand), Shrimati Sunita (Delhi), Shrimati Lakhvinder (Chandigarh), North-east India: shrimati Tapasi Sen (West Bengal), Shrimati Jyotsana (Assam), Shrimati Bina (Arunachal Pradesh), Shrimati Pushpa Devi (Sikkim), Shrimati Sagarika (Meghalaya), Shrimati Paprirai (Tripura), Cen-

tral India: Shrimati Mina and Shrimati Pushpanjali (Madhya Pradesh), Shrimati Gita Singh (Jharkhand), Sushri Jaya (Chattisgarh), shrimati Meera Kaumudi (Bihar), Shrimati Meenakshi (Orissa), Shrimati Saroj Sharma (Uttar Pradesh east), shrimati Anita Arya (Uttar Pradesh west), North-west India: Sushri Hetal (Gujarat), Shrimati Sarita (Rajasthan), Shrimati Sudha, shrimati Nalinidevi, Dr Rashika (Maharastra), Sushri Shraddha (Mumbai), Shrimati Kamal (Goa), South India: Shrimati Lakshmi Devi (Andhra Pradesh), Shrimati Sholja Rani (Karnataka), Shrimati Rajeshwari (Tamil Nadu), Shrimati Damayanti (Kerala) have been given the responsibility of regional-in charges. This special camp was inaugurated by the honourable President of Mauritius, Anirudh Jagannath, on the occasion of the death anniversary of martyr Ramprasad Bismil, who along with his wife Sarojini Jagannath lit the lamp. Giving stress on empowerment of maternal strength, he praised yoga, Ayurveda and the organization. Along with this, he also invited Swamiji to visit Mauritius. During the camp, training of satkarma such as Jal neti-suta neti, Sankh Prakyalan, etc. was also done for the brothers and sisters who came from 600 districts of the country. Along with knowledge of yoga, pranayam and Ayurveda, Maharaj ji gave special stress on the strength and pride of maternal power. With the special aim of developing a pure character in each citizen of the nation through the mission of ‘Healthy mind, healthy body and healthy thoughts’, all the brothers and sisters present in the special training camp took five oaths: 1. 100 per cent voting 2. 100 per cent renunciation of foreign items made with zero-technology and 100 per cent adaptation of Indian items. 3. 100 per cent nationalist thoughts 4. 100 per cent company of superior and honest people 5. 100 per cent yoga activity in the entire country

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Stressing on Indian clothes and apparel and use of national languages in all kinds of work, Swamiji Maharaj insisted for knowledge of foreign languages such as English. If someone is betraying my country, robbing it, running a conspiracy then I too am a culprit in this because I am not raising any voice against it. On this occasion, Swami Ramdevji called upon everyone to take up the religion of the nation. Prior to the initiation ceremony, there was also a gathering of national poets in which Hariom Pawar and many other associates narrated inspirational patriotic poems and awakened the audience towards nationalism and patriotism. Stressing on the benefits of Pranayam, Swamiji said that along with curing physical diseases, pranayam also shows us the way to reach our inner self. The camp ended with lighting of a lamp by Swami Shradhanand ji on 23rd December. Meeting of Central coordinators: During the camp, in the meeting of Central coordinators, Dr. Jaydeep Arya ji, Chief Central coordinator (Madhya Pradesh), Shri Raghubir ji, Shri Ranjan ji, Chief Central coordinator (North India), Shri Subroto Mukherjee Central coordinator and Shyam Shankar Shah, Co-central Coordinator (North east), Shri Bhupendra ji, Central Coordinator (South India), Shri Rakesh, Central Coordinator (Headquarters), Om ji Ganesh, Central Coordinator (Nepal),

and Acharya Behan suman (Central coordinator women) participated. In the meeting the present work procedures and the future programmes were discussed. Future projects and ambitions: By following the five oaths, a new India will be created which will be healthy, clean, capable and independent, and will be free from poverty, unemployment and corruption. To reach the messages of Yoga to each and every member of the society, in every district we have two mother organizations (Patanjali Yog Samiti/ Mahila Patanjali Yog Samiti) and supporting units include youth association, accountant association, doctor association, lawyers and retired judges association, armed forces association, farmer association, traders and businessmen association, workers association, officers association, Labour association, Engineers association, and arts and culture association, that is 15 associations will work. The brothers and sisters from each district have taken the blessings of Swami Ramdev and have taken the resolution of developing at least 1100 men and 1100 women Yoga teachers from each district. Each and every male and female participants from each of the 600 districts have resolved to end burning issues such as corruption, hunger, unemployment and terrorism and to build up a new Vedic India that will be inhabited by sages, farmers, scientists, technologists with superior culture.

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