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  • Harshad Joshi 11:33 am on November 7, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Autumn, Autumn Haiku, Mt Fuji, ,   

    Autumn Haiku 

    Dedicated to a picture of Mt Fuji I saw on Twitter

    who waves the fan ?

    blow slowly

    wind from Mt Fuji…

     

    While going on a morning walk

    on this road

    goes no one

    autumn and me but…

     

    For a lone and heartlessly cold night

    i threw away

    a midnight dream

    in a midnight dream…

     

    Winter walking in Pune

    falling on the ground

    settles in autumn dust

    a dry leaf..

     

    For the leafless neem tree in my garden

    eagle hovers..!

    little squirrel scampering

    leafless autumn tree..!!

     

    these fallen leafs

    used to pose in pride

    till autumn came…

     

    My Favourite –

    leafs fall silently..!

    but make noise

    when autumn walks on..

     

    Untimely winter rains in Pune

    autumn rain..!!

    where will squirrel hide?

    this leafless tree…

     
  • Harshad Joshi 12:34 pm on October 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Fun,   

    Unwritten letters (my love story, my beliefs, my space, etc) 

     
  • Harshad Joshi 12:36 pm on August 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: N1H1, , Sharad Pawar, Suresh Kalmadi, Swine flue   

    Swine flue in Pune, India, some reasons and questions 

    Everything is justified.

    However, India is more prone to any kind of epidemics because of the inherent unclean habits the common people have.

    Add to it the careless attitude of people who actually are supposed to work on complex issues. The recent epidemic wouldent have had been so grave if the airport authorities would have done a more strict check of the people coming from abroad..what did they do? Just filled up a form saying that we are safe..some infected blokes slipped in the city, mixed with people and today, after 10 lives gone, we are wondering from where did it all start..!!

    Nuts..isent it??

    And one more thing..

    This swine flue isent a joke anymore we sit and analyse it esp the punekar way..

    Some families have lost their children, working men. This loss cant be justified. At this point of time, we all should support them. We need to realize the gravity of this issue.

    Lets not take it like ‘just-another-thing’

    Ignorance is a deadly sin, and we are paying for it.

    Some things that came in this light

    1. Where is Sharad Pawar, the head of National Disaster Management Committee which was set in Mumbai 2005 floods? I think the old guy needs to divert his attention from ICC to India. People are dying, food is becoming expensive and this guy..what is he doing??

    2. Where is Suresh Kalmadi? This man is invisible since the Deepak Mankar incident, and even during the swine flu epidemic, he hasent come across to punekars? Is this what we have elected him for?

    3. Is this a plot of a foreign power to disrupt the Indian software industry??

    4. The CM of MH is a MBA, he is supposed to have knowledge of how to manage things..but he missed it completely. Confused, Ignorant and Pathetic.. Asshok Chavan should sit in his house …

    5. Dont get out of home for at least 4 days.

     
    • sonal dharmadhikari 1:22 pm on August 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      we guys never have an idea where the authorities r lost in such situations….
      its no good searchin them
      i,for one,have given up all hope of pinnin them down
      nor is it good enough to mope around doing nothing…
      take care of urself n everyone u know or dont,as much as possible
      tats all i cn say

    • Dr. Manish Mishra 12:02 pm on September 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      The lesson learnt from Swine flue is – keep clean and make your city clean & green. Every where you can see lot of garbage particlarly in common places of Bhopal and other medium size city. This is a major havoc as compared to other contagious diseases in India. Most of the persons/localites are irresponsible towards thier surrounding environment.

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  • Harshad Joshi 4:14 am on August 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , haiku emotions, haiku rain night, , , ,   

    Rain haiku 

    Thunder flashes

    across the night sky

    A full Moon grows.

    Creating new origami

    dusty rain drops

    softly…

    little rain drops…

    ripe plums fall

    all over the ground

    Bloomed in late summer

    a ripe cherry falls

    in silent silence..

    Rain drops fall

    no one hears

    the silent thuds..

     
  • Harshad Joshi 12:11 pm on December 29, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 2008, 2009, Aesops Fables, , Obama, Outsourcing, Panchatantra, Recession, , , Wise words, Wordpress   

    The end brings a new beginning 

    The end was actually hiding a new beginning in its sphere;

    darkness became the light,

    the wind turned into the smell of fear…

    2008 will end soon. Thank you to everyone who supported me. I had promised, even if this blog might stop for a while, the journey still continues…Some of you mailed me, some of you called me, I thank you. I wont pretend, but your words helped me a lot..

    I cannot make you wait for too long..

    You can now find me on Twitter – http://twitter.com/sevenlives

    House on a tree..the zen way

    This is a new venture by me into realms of unknown. I have tried to be honest while writing the Haiku, an art that is obscure, difficult to master, yet at the same time offers simple advice to the reader, the Zen way. At the same time, you can find humour, sarcasism, philosophy, rhythm a blend of everything…As a kid, I read a lot of Aesops Fables, Panchatantra, Indian legends, so expect to find the wise sages, the lonely Hermits, the houseless woods, speaking tigers, poisonous snakes, dangerous scorpions, smiling babies, everything that we encounter in our dreams and real life 🙂 .Sometimes you might not actually feel like reading a stereotype Haiku, but i have tried to preserve the ‘3 line rule’ , short is sweet..It offers me several advantages –

    1. It requires less time to write

    2. It helps to deliver the right message in right time

    3. Offers you lot of flexibility in reading, you dont need to be holed up forever in front of pc all the time..

    What more I can say now? Its time you can go and read it. Mind you, its Twitter, microblogging has got some limitations, the Haikus I wrote still maintain a rough edge, but I havent tried to hide the naiveness, maybe it will help to end the learning phase a little more fast..Twitter cannot substitute WordPress, but for the timebeing, it serves well..

    This is the sample of what you can expect

    People understand Tao

    People understand Zen

    Lying is a bad habit..

    This Haiku is obviously meant to target all marketting mongers. They are all of the same catagory, they try to sell you anything making it appear useful, however you bring it, you realize, its a waste of resources. We all need to be careful. Dont invest into something that appears glamorous, glosy. Too much of shine can be harmful. Your money/time/resources are precious, use them wisely and dont succumb to any pressure. In todays age, where recession looms ahead, job cuts are round the corner, we need to make sure we act wisely.

    Or

    Peace and goodwill

    they are everlasting desires

    Weak people have got no options…


    Todays tough age demands more out of us. No one can afford to be weak and request help all the time. Its apparant that a weakling is a burdan in any society. Unless you are strong, you are firm, you will always stay at the mercy of others, thus making your life miserable and weak. A weak person always desires peaec, but he is unable to fight for it, thus living forever in grief..A lesson we learn from Indias IT sectors debacle – Depend on US for yor jobs, you will always be at the perils of anti outsourcing voices. Obama isent a good man who will work in your favour, making life easy for you. The time isent the same now. Its time to get tough and act accordingly..Develop your own technology and then sell it. Sooner or later the world will be at your feet.

    Ok, thats enough for now.

    With all your blessings and compliments,

    I will be there again…

    See you on Twitter.

    Harshad Joshi.

     
    • Mahendra 4:19 am on December 30, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      “A weak person always desires peaec, but he is unable to fight for it, thus living forever in grief.”

      Well said!
      I am totally in agreement with above.
      Besides IT, we in the engineering industry are also experiencing slow down . The Infrastructure business which was the flag ship business group of the company, is lying low. Customer who have once placed the orders, are not in position to take deliveries due to cash crunch. Infrastructure business in mostly dependent upon the World Bank Finance . When this source dries down, the going gets tough.

      With all the Odds of 26/11 reminds me of this poem:-

      Still I Rise —–

      You may write me down in history
      With your bitter, twisted lies,
      You may trod me in the very dirt
      But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

      Does my sassiness upset you?
      Why are you beset with gloom?
      ‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells
      Pumping in my living room.

      Just like moons and like suns,
      With the certainty of tides,
      Just like hopes springing high,
      Still I’ll rise.

      Did you want to see me broken?
      Bowed head and lowered eyes?
      Shoulders falling down like teardrops.
      Weakened by my soulful cries.

      Does my haughtiness offend you?
      Don’t you take it awful hard
      ‘Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines
      Diggin’ in my own back yard.

      You may shoot me with your words,
      You may cut me with your eyes,
      You may kill me with your hatefulness,
      But still, like air, I’ll rise.

      Does my sexiness upset you?
      Does it come as a surprise
      That I dance like I’ve got diamonds
      At the meeting of my thighs?

      Out of the huts of history’s shame
      I rise
      Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
      I rise
      I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
      Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
      Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
      I rise
      Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
      I rise
      Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
      I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
      I rise
      I rise
      I rise.

      Wish you all happy new year…

    • Harshad Khandare 6:44 am on June 28, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      My Dream home.. Tree House..

  • Harshad Joshi 4:43 pm on October 9, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Bollywood, Lifestyle, Live in relationship   

    Live in relationship is fine with Maharashtra Government 

     

    The Maharashtra Government headed by Congressman Vilasrao Deshmukh and his ministers have okayed live in relationship..Live in relationship means people of opposite sex can have a relation without legal binding like marriage..

    Live in relationship might be common or acceptable in western countries, but by watching numerous Hindi films, thsi is what I have a concept of what might be called a bollywood lifestyle.

    1. Both, the girl and boy live in a seperate house, no parents to pester or poke their nose in their affairs..

    2. They can have sex anytime, in any way, and usually the girl dosent want to get pregnant, but unfortunately, she does become pregnant..

    3. Horrified, the guy leaves her and the poor girl, in tears, determines to raise the child..She cares a damm about others..

    4. Finally, a good common friend of the guy and gurl playes the role of Guardian Angel and decides to bring them togather..which is difficult..

    5. However, Mr Angel succeeds in bringing them togather, and everyones happy…

     

    Hmm, this is perheps a little bit of a Bollywood Hindi film starring Saif Ali Khan and Preity Zinta. I found this film undoubtedly the most ridiculous thing i had ever seen, except of couple of Preity-Saif kisses(Wanted to see something more, Censor Board in India is dangerously strict..). But is this what the government wants in Maharashtra??

    Actually, there are many people supporting age old marriage style and live in relations..

    I am single and I have got no gurl friend, I will oppose it. If I had my girlfriend with me, I would have strongly welcomed it. I know, its double crossing, but this is what is life all about..India is widely known as a country with strong moral values and traditional integrity. Perhaps, that’s why bold exhibitions of romance go for a toss in such a typical society, least being something like live-in-relationships in India. The union of a man and a woman is considered as one of the most sacred acts in this country. No wonder, living together before marriage is a sour dampener for the staunch ethic upholders. However, the new millennium has ushered in great changes even within the country that has forever been enshrouded in a blanket of rich culture and heritage.

    To be continued…

     
    • R.V.Ramani 5:03 pm on October 9, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      But in case the original boy with whom she was living earlier comes back who has the right to the child? Complications could arise if the person later marries somebody and this girl cannot get any compensation.
      RVR

    • Harshad Joshi 5:15 pm on October 9, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      My bet is that many young couples wont support it.

      Practically and economically, its unfeasible in India at this junction..

    • Sandesh 5:25 pm on October 9, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      nice info !!!

      🙂

    • Harman 2:55 pm on October 11, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      its a matter of complete personal and individual choice. i dont see anything wrong or ridiculous or shameful in it. if the guy and the girl are adults, and are mature enough to take their decisions wisely knowing all the pros and the cons of the relationship then no one has the right to interfere or oppose their relationship. i have seen, read, heard people opposing it in the name of indian culture, ethics etc. which according to me is not an appropriate reason to object because then there are hundred thousands of things to object in the name of culture and ethics… our culture says “atithi devo bhava” which means that “our guest is like our god” but tourist women from the other countries are raped, duped and kidnapped! our ethics dont allow communalism but still every third day a temple or a church is demolished. our culture never allowed ill treatment of women but still women are considered just a sexual toy or birth giving machine! our culture doesnt allow child labour, corruption, child marriage and so many other things. all i would say is that be human, try and eradicate these black spots of our culture n our country and live in relationships wont harm our country or the culture or the ethics. live ans let live

    • rashmi 5:57 am on October 16, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      I second Harman’s view….

      Honestly speaking, there are enough BASIC problems in India to take care of, rather than hampering personal freedom… and Obviously, couples deciding to live-in have enough brains to use contraceptive (condoms and Pills) while they are together… Unwanted pregnancies, one of major issues raised by people, don’t happen while couple live-in.. it happens when you forget contraception in the heat of passion… 😛

      I just wonder, how come, Our Dear MNS chief hasn’t spoken about evils of live-in as its against Indian or rather maharashtrian culture…. Oh! i forgot, he’s busy grounding Jet Flights… who is already fighting the economic crunch!!
      LOL…OOps!!!

    • arpit pandey 8:14 am on October 16, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      From thousands of years india has reflected to whole world its moral values and strong traditions which actually differs the india from other countries. I strongly oppose the views of harman and rashmi, as they have left the great indian culture.
      it is not about getting bifurcated from the convention,but whether the particular bifurcation is correct with respect to all dimensions of life or not .today the youth (not all) have left the correct values of life, that is why they demand to have such kind of unethical relationships.in my view any work done by me which i can not share with my parents is the wrong. society (whether ancient or contemporary) has always tried to pump the populist,but bad traditons from any nook and corner, and that’s what they are doing in this case. in the name of so called “hamperring of freedom” they want to have sexual pleasures,those who can not go to red light areas or there ego confronts them actually evolved this methods of satisfying there sexual needs.

      i know one thing that live in relationships will never deter any events against women but will only degrade the society.

    • Harshad Joshi 9:02 am on October 16, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      I am not sure what the MH government has planned, but some people said that the government was trying to make a law which gives compensation to women in case her partner has abandoned her after a failed live in relationship. Its important to understand, that if a women gets pregnant in such a case, then who is liable to be called the father of that child? In a bid of saving grace, the government perheps wants to have a law that might help in prevention of woman exploitation in live-in relationships..Speaking in terms of legal practices, how to define what a live-in relation is?? Who will decide that its actually a live-in relation?? Is it enough that one guy and one girl stay together in one flat, and then without any paperwork or bond, its a legal live-in relationship? Or you need to have sex at least once so as to conform it as legal? What?? The complexities of this bill are more then what we can think…

      I wonder, how many people actually opt for a ‘without marriage’, ‘without compulsion’ lifestyle in India? Very few to be precise..

      There was no immediate need of introducing this bill as ther are so many other issues we are facing, like an economic meltdown in the making, poverty, high inflation rate, corruption, but politicos, who would prevent them from taking filmy hero steps?? Its said – ‘Prevention is better then cure’, why bothr preventing something thats higly unlikely to happen?? Maybe the govt thinks Live-in relationship is the next biggest problem looming ahead after the possible global economic meltdown…

      Jerks..!!

    • rashmi 10:00 am on October 16, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Mr. Pandey! You certainly are an “Idle” example of Indian Youth, who thinks visiting a prostitute and having unsafe sex is BETTER than having sex with a committed partner…!!

      😀

      Good!!! India certainly needs PROGRESSIVE thinking like yours in this Economic Crunch …!! Sigh!!

      Certainly, the Law is not as simple as it is made to sound!! Seemingly boom to the live-in female partner but nightmare for her boyfriend…. curse for a woman whose husband is having another live-in partner… This is certainly not the time to introduce it.. lets debate, talk, criticize, love, hate it…. introduction and passing will take years… may be when majority of our politicians will be of the next generation (age between 35-50)… not when majority of then are “senior citizens”

    • arpit pandey 5:58 am on October 21, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      i am amply thankful to rashmi that you supporrted my view,specially about the thought…. lets debate, talk, criticize, love, hate it…. but the greatest irony in our country is that,.,.,., .any law is passed with out any prerectifications and public concensus, and the people like us outbursts our rage through these public networking sites, alas,…. what else we can do, except spreading public awareness.

    • Arnab 5:23 am on October 29, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      I can’t believe some people are actually supporting this!

      We need to draw a line in this westernization wave. Since the ancient time, marriage has been regarded a sacred element in India and Hinduism.

      There is no credit in giving that up. The living together culture of the west has drove the divorce rate as close to as 50%. Indians take pride in having a strong & supporting family bond. Research has shown that kids that grow up with parents are more successful and confident than others.

      If not culture then at least for the sake of the next generation we should keep the marriage tradition strong.

    • SaTaN 3:53 am on November 6, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @Mr. Arpit Pandey,

      From thousands of years india has reflected to whole world its moral values and strong traditions which actually differs the india from other countries.

      Can you gimme ten examples of “moral values” which INDIA has reflected to the world, well I will give u some examples of “moral” values

      Throwing garbage on the road
      Jumping the red light and not following traffic disciplines
      Rape and eve teasing of women
      Inter-religion fights
      Fights related because of ones mother tongue

      in my view any work done by me which i can not share with my parents is the wrong.

      Each time you will have sex with your wife, are you going to “share” with you parents, if not then its unethical.

      in the name of so called “hamperring of freedom” they want to have sexual pleasures,those who can not go to red light areas or there ego confronts them actually evolved this methods of satisfying there sexual needs.

      So where and whats the problem in it. I think you are not getting an opportunity that why you are feeling so isolated.

    • Harshad Joshi 4:19 am on November 6, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @Satan

      What you mentioned happens everywhere, only some things are exposed by media, depending on their need while some are not..

    • peace 6:24 pm on November 12, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      guys forget it, its no use fighting about things that have happened. Laws are made & they are modified. Its up to us how we make the best use of it. And if we cant benefit from it, then damn the law. Do what u feel is right, as long as it doesnt harm anyone….

    • Priyadarshini Rana 5:16 pm on November 23, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @satan
      i second u. If a live-in-relationship goes wrong,anyone can simply walk outwithout much familial & no legal pressures.
      Many people strongly connoted it encourages sexual promiscuity & infidelity. It would be good to ask them, if the sense of responsibility in an Indian marriage includes sexual responsibility.
      Another prevelant belief of live-in-relationships fostering insecurity,particularly in women. One wonders if the most socially accepted ideas in India regarding women make them feel secure in any manner. The idea of women’s security itself is gendered.

    • parekh 3:59 pm on November 25, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      indian history depends on script and culture, so there is no need of act lik livein relationship

    • rameshraju 7:36 am on May 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      India has strongest family system in the world, only because of its rich culture and traditions. In Indian culture, marriage binds man and woman together through out life. The marriage institution is connected with ethics, epics, morals and emotions etc. But the high-salaries, growth of liberty, women empowerment, domestic violence, dowry harrasments, extra-marital affairs, and disinterest towards relgious epics are increasing the divorce rates in India.

      As a result the youth are adapting Live in relationships. Infact, Live in relationship kills Indian rich culture and tradition. It is the high-tech adultery whch does not need any commitment and sacriment in Livein relationships. It is a conditional relationship which is free of religious rituals, ethics and morals. It is very fragile that it can break up at any point of time, even after having kids. The blood relations in it are uncertain. In western countries, there is no proper culture and family system and they change their spouses like changing clothes daily. I cannot appreciate MH government in its decision. If live-in-relationships are legalised, the marriage institution in india vanishes soon and India will go to dogs. If it is legalised, then public prostitution is no wrong.

    • virgo 9:41 am on November 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      dear sir,

      There are lots of advantages and disadvantages of live in relation between man and woman.

      it is very true that a woman is always insecured this relationship,

      but at time,and certain situations live in relationship can help.

      The hindu culture which does not allow a widow or a seperated woman to remarry,in these situations either she is misled or misused by the society,at times they accept to become a call girl also.

      I feel its better to accept a live in relation than being a call girl.
      atleast she is with one person to take care off.

      live in relation may also help women who are not married, above middle age,lost time due to various difficulties and reasons of marriage of culture/religion/rituals/rasi/dosha etc.

      and women who need a male companion at later ages.because cannot help anyone but society will always like to pock their noses and interfere in others problems
      regards
      virgoperfect@hotmail.com

    • virgo 9:50 am on November 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Your comment is awaiting moderation.

      dear sir,

      There are lots of advantages and disadvantages of live in relation between man and woman.

      it is very true that a woman is always insecured this relationship,

      but at times,and certain situations live in relationship can help.

      The hindu culture which does not allow a widow or a seperated woman to remarry,in these situations either she is either misled or misused by the so called society which does not accept live in relation,situation forces a helpless woman to accept to become a call girl also at times.

      I feel its better to accept a live in relation than being a call girl.prostitute etc

      atleast she is with one person to take care off her.

      live in relation may also help women who are not married, above middle age,lost time due to various difficulties and reasons of marriage , culture/religion/rituals/rasi/dosha/age etc.

      and women who need a male companion at later ages for moral support. the so called society cannot help anyone, but society will always like to pock their noses and interfere in others problems.
      regards
      virgoperfect@hotmail.com

      Reply

      • Harshad Joshi 7:44 am on December 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Chill…I can assume what you are saying might be the best solution of this problem/situation etc, but alas, I am unable to comprehend it, as its an unrelated term I am unclear of. I have no idea if its right/wrong/unlogical/evil/good etc.

        Sorry for that, but still, as of today this matter is in ice pack and fortunately/unfortunately we dont have any takers for this.. 🙂

  • Harshad Joshi 7:10 am on October 9, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Dussera, Indian Festivals, Raavan, Shri Ram, Vijayadashami   

    Happy Vijayadashami 

    विजयादशमीच्या हार्दिक शुभेच्छा..!!

    Happy Vijayadashami to everyone. This is the day when Good conquered Evil. Lets win over our fears, ourshortcomings, and march ahead with faith, confidence and courage..

    JaY Shree Ram

     
    • nabinatrisha 7:26 pm on November 6, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      lovely picture Harshad, you could have narrated the story here 🙂

  • Harshad Joshi 5:24 pm on August 28, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Arjun, Drona, Duryodhan, ISKON, , Kauravas, Krishna, Kuru, Kurukshetra, Mahabharat, Pandav, Ramayan, Shri Bhagvad Geeta, Shri Narayan   

    The barren land of Kurukshetra 

    Arjuna looked around himself. The Sun was shining brightly on Krukshetra. The scared land of Kuru. It was from this place, where it all began….. He saw an endless sea of warriors stretched perheps till end of this world. This was not his main concern. He knew what the end result was. He knew himself from within. He knew it right. All the sages and heavenly spirits were ready to assist him in this final battle. Arjuna sensed his Gandeeva. It was still shining as it had been gifted to him by Lord Shiva. The Gandeeva had the sacred powers of the mighty Mahadev. On top of it, it had a deadly combination of Narayan Astra and Brahma Astra, ready to strike terrors in most mighty enemies. Arujna had faith in his weapons. He had blessings of his Guru Drona….

    Guru Drona….Suddenly, Arjuna felt weak.

    Guru Drona. The learned Brahmin warrior. The old man who had both the blessings of Saraswati and Mahakali. The same warrior, who had granted Arjuna the power of wisdom and knowledge a time ago. The teacher of Arjuna.

    Arjuna remembered all his childhood days. The first day in Dronas ashram…. The first fatherly affection and guidance, unknown because of  Pandus death…… The first tones of Freedom in wisdom and sacred Vedas, all learnt at Dronas ashram….. The first bow…..The first arrow….The eye of bird…Eklavyas sacrifice….The blessings of Guru…..The victory at Draupadis Swayamwar…The insult in court of Hastinapur…The Promise….The pain from where it began….

    Arjuna felt weak in his moral strength on seeing the thin, frailed Drona. After all, Drona was his Guru. How can one kill a Guru? Guru is as important as the Creator, the Protector, the Destroyer.How can it be possible?

    The confident hold on mighty Gandeeva loosened a bit..Arjuna looked at Brahma Astra. This as the greatest gift of the Guru to his favourite disciple. The ultimate protector in War. Any man possessing it was considered God. Drona was one of amongst them. How selflessly he granted the ultimate weapon to Arjuna. He had complete faith in Arjunas capabilities. More then what he had in his Son Ashwathama.

    ……Will I be a slayer? Am I a killer? What is use of a kingdom, if I will be a sinner? I will burn in seven Hells till eternity. Killing the Brahmin is a sin, that is unforgiven by God. On top of it, its Drona !!!! My guru. The first guide in this life after Kunti. Can I do it???…….

    Arjunas mind was beginning to engulf in a major crises.

    Krishna smiled to himself. The time was about to come soon…..

     
    • invitation2islam 11:56 am on September 23, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Pretty cool post, I like to learn about other religions.

    • Nidhi 4:45 am on June 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Really nice..does this end here? I wanted to read Lord Krishna’s words to Arjuna.

      • Harshad Joshi 7:14 am on June 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Please read the ‘Shri Bhagwad Geeta’, a book meant to enlighten all humanity.

  • Harshad Joshi 7:22 am on August 20, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Moral Police, Problems, , Taliban   

    Unexpected problems?? 

    The best way to avoid problems, is to avoid them.

    Look around, you will get to see people who are perfect, they just dont seem to have any kind of conflicts, or any issues, they get well with any situation, any kind of people, they appear so natural, so flawles, sometimes we call them as happy go lucky, but sadely,the moment we try to act like them, we are in deep deep trouble..Heaven sake dont try to copy someone because it appears attractive or seems so perfect and so right for them. Once you are in a problem, dont crib over you getting caught in there when someone else was deserving it, just accept the fact that you werent smart enough to get out of it.

    Last week, an errant rave party convict started screaming at me explaining that the rave party was good, he was innocent, and things like that..Actually, I didnt bother anything, but I realized, that he, along with his physiotherapist sister were facing problems, just like I described above. For them, rave party wasent the problem. The problem was, they found their names in the list of convicted people I had put up almost year ago..I imply said- If all that you are fgetting problamatic over seeing your name, the best solution was not to attend the party where you knew drugs were distributed freely…Maybe thats was their fasination, who cares?? That called me a moral brigadeer, a moral police(Hey, what does it mean?), he also called me a Talibani (rofl)..

    Anyway, all I can say is – ‘Dont ever get into trouble, and if at all you do, just accept it as fate.’

     
  • Harshad Joshi 5:31 am on July 5, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Anti Depressant, Anti Stress, Depression, Fluxotine, Goa, Mercedes Benz, , Vedanta   

    Wise Words 

    By staying faithful to shreya [what is right and beneficial], instead of preya [what is pleasant], we win the sweetest fruits of life, from success to happiness to enlightenment

    There are some marvellous concepts in Vedanta that reduce the spiritual quest into essential principles. Among them are the twin concepts of Preya and Shreya.

    What are these? Apart from the fact that they are delightfully rhymed (notice how Sanskrit specialises in related concepts that rhyme? Yogi-bhogi, tan-man, smriti-shruti, one could go on!), they are connected, for they illustrate the vital importance of fusing our desires into one single-pointed direction.

    Preya stands for what is pleasant: a holiday in Goa, channa bhaturas and gulab jamuns, driving a Mercedes Benz, designer clothes and shades, a blazing love affair, etc. Shreya, unassuming and circumspect, stands for what is beneficial to us: eating healthy, maintaining an exercise regimen, staying within one’s income, maintaining fidelity in marriage, doing one’s duty. All the world will agree, especially today, that Preya is the hip swinging chick, while Shreya, let’s face it, is the dowdy one. Boring, for heavens sake.

    Little wonder then that most of us beat a path to Preya’s door, while Shreya’s threshold is definitely the road less taken, indeed almost never taken.

    All through our lives, we chase the objects that promise us happiness, like money, love, good times, fame, power, success, etc. But the paradox, as Vedanta says, is that we never really get happiness. Why? Because we look for it in the wrong place. Outside, not inside. Preya seduces us through our senses and we gallop after all that it flourishes, horse racing, cigarette smoking, Formula One races, and what not. But no sooner do we get there than the promised happiness either dissolves or is seen to not exist.

    In the Katha Upanishad, the body is likened to the chariot, the five senses to the horses, the intellect to the charioteer, the mind to the reins, and the Self to the rider inside the chariot. As long as the intellect and the mind do not do their duty by reining in and controlling the senses, the horses will run amok, charging after whatever attracts them without discrimination or restraint. And what happens? The rider never gets to the place he wants to go: peace of mind, happiness, health, even enlightenment.

    Shreya, on the other hand, can seem like a dull piece of goods when first we make our acquaintance with her dull —and exacting—like a stern school marm, but as we get to know her better we will have to admit that she really has our interest at heart. You are on a diet, she will remind us, just as we are about to lift a grilled cheese sandwich to our mouth, and if we can make ourselves replace it with a vegetable sandwich instead, we will savour the sweet sense of a victory over the senses. Or we may be itching to watch TV and she will remind us of the vegetables to be peeled or the ironing to be done. Or her small still voice stalls us when we contemplate a temptation at work that requires us to bend the rules just a little in order to make a fortune.

    Most of us pay obeisance to both Preya and Shreya for we are awfully torn between them. Instead of fusing all our energies into one direction, we fritter them by being pulled into two opposite directions. We long to stay slim, fit and healthy, but no sooner do we see a mutton biryani or hariyali kabab than our goal forgotten and we chomp right into them. We regret it later, but that simply adds to the problem because now we have guilt to contend with as well, which also sends us headlong into Preya.

    We long for success but instead of gritting our teeth and working our heads off, we apple polish the boss and bitch about our colleagues. We vow not to gossip or bitch about others but no sooner do we catch hold of a juicy morsel, than we hasten to spread it among our buddies. Life is a long and wearisome struggle to get out of the hold of Preya and towards Shreya.

    For we will never get what we want as long as we do the opposite.

    The Katha Upanishad tells us that Preya and Shreya stand for the two choices that we have to make at any given time. Consciously or unconsciously, we choose either Preya or Shreya. And the two go in opposite directions.

    One towards lasting happiness and fulfillment, the other towards temporary satisfaction and permanent regret. At the end of our lives, we will be able to gauge which of the two has been our guide and inspiration by examining where we stand. Are we happy, energised, buoyant and radiant? Clearly, Shreya has been our mentor. Are we tired, ill, impoverished and unfulfilled? Oh dear, we have been too enamoured of Preya.

    So how do we get out of the hold of Preya and move towards Shreya?

    Ramakrishna Paramahansa put it in sublimely simple words. If you want to go East, don’t go West. If you want to lose weight, don’t eat fattening food. If you want to be fit, don’t give up your exercise. If you want to finish your project, stop chatting with your colleagues and checking the mail.

    If you want to get enlightened, stop chasing good times. All we have to do to obey Shreya is not to obey Preya. Refuse to betray your friends or your own values. Refuse to chase money, fame or power at the cost of values or principles. Refuse to indulge the senses.

    And lo, your task is done. Preya soon wilts away into a gossamer shade, and Shreya waxes strong and beautiful. With Shreya at our side, the battle of life is eventually won, for she teaches us to put the long term over the short term, the principle over expedience, the right over the tempting.

    By staying faithful to Shreya we win the sweetest and most sought after fruits of life, from success to happiness to enlightenment.

    Simple words, they are effective in preventing a lot of day-to-day troubles we have most of times, including a bad-relationship, a bad office day, a bad fight…everything like that…

    For those who found Preya and Shreya a wee bit simple or complex, this is for you.

    All human beings are not equipped to take on changes or difficult situations in life, naturally. Out of them, many don’t adapt to those situations. The result normally is— those situations and accompanying stress overwhelm people. Since modern times stress has been identified as the single biggest contributor to depression. The mind-boggling changes in every sphere of life—culture, profession, modes of transportation and rapid lifestyle changes put pressure on men to adjust with equal speed. Stress begins to wear them out and there is a loss of resiliency against adverse situations of life. Consequently, they begin to pull away from others and give in to depression.
    It is often said that people think themselves into depression. The thinking pattern of a person helps him accept or avoid a stress situation. If one shows disposition towards anxiety, worry, restlessness, anger and tension as stress responses, it can lead him to chronic emotional turbulences. We can worsen an ordinary sorrowful situation by imagining its possible intensity. We create problem situations by imagining what might go wrong, could go wrong, and how terrible it would be. Even if the depression is due to biochemical imbalances, the person doesn’t abstain from thinking negatively about it. Constant stressful situations make one develop a negative pattern of thinking, which gives in to depression at the slightest provocation in life.

    At present, a whole lot of holistic therapies are applied to heal acute and chronic depression. Besides prescription drugs, healing methods such as naturopathy, energy balancing, and yogic techniques are extensively and effectively utilized all over the world. Adopting a positive lifestyle helps you develop a healthy mind-body frame to avoid depression. For those believing in medical solution, a dose of Fluxotine will do wonders.

     
    • Joyeeta 1:07 am on July 14, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Good one 🙂

    • R.V.Ramani 1:55 pm on October 1, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      One of the best I have read. Shreya & Preya ever stands in my memory.
      Thanks,
      RVR

  • Harshad Joshi 4:47 am on June 26, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Dharma, , Enlightment, , , Healings, Illusions, , , , , , , , , Shri Shankaracharya, , , , , ,   

    Enlightment,a new hope 

    मी आसाच आहे……
    धर्मासाठी झुंजावे…
    झुंजोनी अवाघ्यांसी मारावे…
    मारिता मारिता घ्यावे राज्य आपुले…
    देव मस्तकी धरावा,
    अवघा हल्लकल्लोळ करावा..

    Men are haunted by the Future. Men are haunted by the vastness of eternity. And so we ask ourselves: will our actions echo across the centuries? Will strangers hear our names long after we are gone, and wonder who we were, how bravely we fought, how fiercely we loved?

    I call myself a Peaceful Warrior… because the battles I fight are on the inside..

    All Karmas proceed with the force to either remove pain or gain pleasure
    Experiencing pleasure and pain, we roam the streets of Samsara

    Where there is Birth, there will be certain pain
    There is certain Death, and nothing to gain

    Not knowing light from darkness we roam the streets of misery
    In beauty there is ugliness
    In ugliness I see beauty too
    What a repulsive body that I have which oozes grime and filth
    These carnal desires do I find unfulfilling

    Where there is Birth, there will be certain pain
    There is certain Death, and nothing to gain

    Sadashiva Samarambham Shankaracharya Madhyamam
    Asmadacharya Paryantam Vande Guru Paramparam

    सदाशिवा समारंभम् शंकराचार्य माध्यमं
    आसमादचर्यां पारयनतम् वन्दे गुरू परंपरामं

    Finally the Truth is seen
    Unknowable once to me but now known to me
    What an error it is to take myself to be what I am not

    No words can reveal me
    Yet words alone set me free
    The beatitude revealed through desciplic succession

    No delusion for me
    I am the ever free
    No illusion for me
    I am the ever free

    Finally, the desires are Ash, I smear those ashes on my forehead and I free myself. Bhasma on my body..Bhasma on my soul..I am liberated….the Pain turns to Love….a new hope..Maya reveals her true form…

    Maya is inevitable…

    I submit myself to Maya..

    Maya has set me free…

    The revelations are known…

    May there be peace..

     
    • cia 8:51 pm on June 26, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      As one of the noble truths of buddha say,

      all human existence is painful, eliminate the pain by eliminating the cause.

      however, nothing is permanent.

    • Harshad Joshi 8:02 am on June 27, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Buddha was suffering from acute depression…But do you know that Buddhas teachings did protect Indian sub continent from maniac Mongols till 1962 India China wars??

      The only way to prevent any sorts of conflicts is to accept the things as they come to you without asking for its purpose or to think about its consequences. The only truth is the Desires we have with us. Denying Desires for some imaginary reasons is root cause of sorrow, and its funny that in todays marketing age, people can cash on sorrow too..if you can cash it on, sorrow is fine, else submit yourself to Maya unconditionally, rest assured, everything works in your favour…

    • motogp46 3:44 pm on June 28, 2008 Permalink | Reply

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    • Jenny and Edward 8:45 am on July 2, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Loved it… Painful but so true for those who seek true peace and enlightenment. The Journey of enlightenment begins with the first step.
      Living In The Light of God… ~~~Jenn~~~

  • Harshad Joshi 2:36 pm on June 22, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Friendship, , , Jilted Love, , , ,   

    Good Grief 

    This heartbreak hangover has continued for fairly long time, I mean its more then a week I havent been able to pick my spirits up. In one point of view, everything appears as a dead end, especially in this fast globalized ultramodern age, with so much technology and gadgets around, who would bother to wait and listen? Its such a fast paced world. Friendship made and broken in seconds, split seconds without batting an eyelid, On the other hand, the mind, the frenziness of emotions and feelings tell an otherwise story. Whom to really care for? Inspite of technology, the communication and understanding gap still prevails between people. This comes to notice specifically when one apologizes to a girl by making use of email/sms/chat combo. Even a guy advised me to meet her and sort it out. Boy, I had that courage and might, then probably I wouldent even have these bad feelings get into my way. This is Karma, we attach our emotions with so many people really without knowing the consequence of what will happen in future. Some blokes I know are pretty calculated individuals, they do not allow emotions to get in their way, call it a professional approach of sort.

    This incident taught me many things.

    1. No matter how much rich your dad is, a gurl will first look at you and your capabilities. Atleast the one who analyses you for a long time dosent get impressed by the prizes you won, she looks at the job and the yearly package. No other impression ever works.. 😦

    2. Surrounded by technology, we might get a feel of being a technocrat or whatever, but primitive feelings like emotions, rage, jealousy still exist. By no means we can avoid it. The forms and definations of ego might have changed, but it still continues to hurt as hell.

    3. Love hurts. In every age Love hurts. It has hurted me a lot. I dont know if I am mature enough to understand its true meaning, but the seen consequence makes me wonder – I am freaky enough to be loved?I am an equally loved and hated guy, I remember most of those occasions when I was hated..

    Gosh darn those status lines on my Gtalk – Love and Hate are one and all, sacrifice soon turns to revenge..

    A girl may not find these lines romantic enough, especially when shes commited to someone else. She will take it as an ominous sign of flirting, and bang, thats the end of all relations..no amount of apologies work, meeting is impossible, no truce…no peace, direct attack…what else??

    4. If you have been hurt before in relations, its wisdom to avoid complications in first place itself. If any jilted lover is reading this, I would advise – Avoid relations that do not exist. Example – A fragile relation that occured during a meeting over in social networking tools like MySpace, Orkut, FaceBook etc. These relations are never serious, they do not have any name, Modern pundits call it cyber relations, I dont have any good name for it. I mean its crazy concept to even think of attaching a name and emotions to a thing that exists in electronic world. Its true that sentimental fools like me are fond of attaching their feelings to the most ridiculous and insignificant things that exist in this world, its difficult at times. Here, every occasional hi, hello is a symbol of friendship, and every relation is apparantly a permanant one. Madness in all respect….I am a mad person who has got a provan track record of being in madly with love with girls I know I would never get to see, to touch, to talk and so on…This is my flaw, and I seriously need to get over it. My ex girl friend said that she avoided me because I did not had a ‘pure’ friendship with her. If I know that saying hello to her in wee hours of morning can spell as disaster I am suffering from, I would have avoided it. I am going to avoid it all togather throughout my life. Never send a girl an sms that can spoil your party. Controversies are never comfortable…

    5. Even if sacrifice may turn to revenge, you may not see the face who would say ‘I love you, I will kill you, but I will love you forever’ (Sobs…Sobs…..Tears…Sniff) I didnt 😦 Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaa…….

    I will update this if my girl replies back to me, else think this as the end of this post (and my spoilt relation as well ) Hey Girl, dont mind, I will still continue loving you..Pure love knows no limits   😦   (Sic..Snifff…)

     
    • Adi Crazy 6:50 am on June 23, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      🙂 Damn right you are. Agree with most of it.
      Did your girl reply?

    • Harshad Joshi 7:06 am on June 23, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @ Adi

      Hi Adi. I met her. I apologized using all the words I knew till today, but she didnt like my new role of a jilted lover. I asked her if our relations would be right as they were earlier, she indirectly said ‘No.’ If this wasent enough, as per expectations, she informed me that shes getting married soon…I could do nothing more but nevertheless, I congratulated her. That was the only option I had, nothing more we can do. Relations are a crazy thing.

      Age of Lonliness is bad enough, and someone telling you that you are lonly is more bad then ever….

    • fennychandra 3:50 am on June 26, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      I can’t agree more. Love hurts. Avoid relations that do not exist. Example – A fragile relation that occured during a meeting over in social networking tools like MySpace, Orkut, FaceBook etc. My last messy relationship started from Skype. And here I am now with my grief. *sob sob*
      Cheer up dude!

    • The Big K 7:18 am on July 17, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Hmm. Look, some girls are idiots. Maybe your loved one was an idiot? 😀 . Be passionate about something in life and excuse people who have hurt you.

      Don’t keep on babbling about love all over you blog. Enjoy!

    • Harshad Joshi 11:52 am on July 17, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @ The Biiig K

      Yeah, I ended that ‘heartbreak hangover’, everything seems fine now.. 🙂

  • Harshad Joshi 4:35 am on June 15, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Crazy, , , , , , , , , , ,   

    The 100th post 

    Love - Picture of hearts

    I am in love, inspite of the fact that I am not going to reach anywhere closer. Strange word this Love, one of the most primitive feelings yet the strongest one with no parallel. I know its crazy to fall in love with someone you have never seen, just occasionally heard and met only through Instant Messaging. Is this relation called cyber love? Whatever…

    Even if its a cyber or virtual love, I wont deny, my feelings are as strong as ever…Love hurts, when the girl you are after seeks someone else, Love definately hurts…but falling for her is a crazy concept in all aspects, God knows why I have affinity to fall for someone elses girl….3 times it has happened. 1st time – I didnt had courage to speak up, the 2nd instance – she was married (she was my teacher..!!) and now, this 3rd time – Shes committed already, and poor me, is bruised yet again for absolutely no reasons..once again I experience the sadeness…

    The only memories for a jilted cyber romancer like me is to occasionally go through the IM chat history desperately trying to capture those wonderful moments or to go through the sms she sent me…Boy, I have gone crazy, crazy as ever….

    Monday, 16 Jun 08

    Actually I am feeling much better now. I think a blog post helped me more then half a dozen anti depressant pills and couple of beers. So, moral of the story – The Zen Hindu Brahminism advices to write a blog each time you succeed, each time you fail, each time you are happy, each time you are sade. Posting or writting helps to unpersonify dukkha..

     
  • Harshad Joshi 3:06 pm on May 6, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: William Wordsworth   

    Tintern Abbey by William Wordsworth 

    Five years have passed; five summers, with the length
    Of five long winters! and again I hear
    These waters, rolling from their mountain-springs
    With a soft inland murmur.Once again
    Do I behold these steep and lofty cliffs,
    That on a wild secluded scene impress
    Thoughts of more deep seclusion; and connect
    The landscape with the quiet of the sky.
    The day is come when I again repose
    Here, under this dark sycamore, and view
    These plots of cottage-ground, these orchard-tufts,
    Which at this season, with their unripe fruits,
    Are clad in one green hue, and lose themselves
    ‘Mid groves and copses. Once again I see
    These hedgerows, hardly hedgerows, little lines
    Of sportive wood run wild; these pastoral farms,
    Green to the very door; and wreaths of smoke
    Sent up, in silence, from among the trees!
    With some uncertain notice, as might seem
    Of vagrant dwellers in the houseless woods,
    Or of some Hermit’s cave, where by his fire
    The Hermit sits alone.

     
  • Harshad Joshi 3:15 pm on March 23, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Buddhism, China, Dalai Lama, , Revolution, Tibet   

    Liberate Tibet from China 

    Chinese government is crushing the freedom of Tibetians and there are chances that more Tibetians are suffering from Chinese atrocities. I support the Tibetians in their quest for Freedom.

    Let there be a free Tibet..

     
    • JT 6:00 am on April 10, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Please, tell me which source did u get from Chinese atrocities, and how Tibetans suffers? I do want to know…
      and by the way , Did you know Tibet used serfdom ? as in slavery? Dalia Lama was there religious leader alright, but should a religious leader enter a game of World politics? Do you know Tibetan children goes to monasteries instead of school? their little minds and filled with limited concepts taught by monks with only their understandings of the world.

    • Shoghi Effendi 12:50 pm on May 19, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      You and your Tibetans can SIOOMA 😉

  • Harshad Joshi 11:54 am on December 5, 2007 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Bajaj, Bikes, , Hero Honda, Karizma, Pulsar, TVS, , , Yamaha MT   

    Yamaha kills competition, launches the topline sports bikes in India 

    YAMAHA MT

    Well, its time to rejoice…Finally after months of waiting, the fans of Yamaha in India are now presented a gift in form of this wonderful Yamaha MT ..This bike was launched in Delhi last night. Although the price isent clear, it will definately be a tad expensive then other bikes in India.

    Eat your dust Bajaj…!!!

    I can just say – Yamaha Rules… 🙂

     
    • madhubalan 2:46 am on December 22, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      sir, i like this post very well, because my proffesion belongs to this. keep writing like this

    • Veerasundar 9:46 am on December 30, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Some time looks may kill. 😛

      Awesome bike…

    • chandra shekar 10:43 am on January 29, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      hi, i am chandu

      Looks may kill anybody i want a details about engine and price can any one help me

    • habib 9:49 pm on February 23, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      hello
      OKEY
      bay

    • vinayak ukande 10:26 am on March 13, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      hi, i am Vinayak.

      I want become a RACER plese leav any info. about Racings

      Looks may kill anybody i want a details about engine and price can any one help me

    • Rickykundra24 9:17 am on April 1, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      PRICE WILL BE ARROUND 11 LAKH AND U’WILL GET THIS BIKE IN SAKET MALL.

      So……Start saving …..and become a racer

      King of the Roads.

    • Sheepman 8:47 pm on April 24, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      What a lovely bike. kudos.

    • Ahmad 1:44 pm on May 19, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      I think this bike are really 2 awesome…… cool man… so how much money to buy this bike ??? i just cannot wait any longer….. please reply… soon

    • ravi 10:41 am on May 24, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      nice

    • ravi 10:45 am on May 24, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      good

    • deven davda 9:40 pm on May 31, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      hi how r u today ? very intresting bike, thank u

    • tyson 12:13 pm on June 11, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      damn its good i m waiting 4 it

    • deven 9:31 am on July 1, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      jus wnt to knw ver will i get dis bike……if i hv to imprt den frm ver…whts d model name……and also let me knw price of dis bike if possible……thnx………tc

    • Ankur Gupta 12:13 pm on July 25, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      HI guys,

      This is Ankur here. I just wanna say about this bike is ” Tremendous and ZOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMM”

    • satz 8:56 am on August 8, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      i request you to send me update launch with image,detials.
      i think you will.it is nice.

    • aathi 11:17 am on August 13, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      YZF R15 rocks but the minus s the cc 150cc should be replaced with 180 r 200cc engins

    • orxan 6:38 pm on August 24, 2008 Permalink | Reply

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    • gaurav 5:19 pm on August 27, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      gr8 bike what is the prize for this sweety i desperatly want to make it mine.

    • rohtash 6:05 am on September 11, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      hi
      dam sexy bike ever i seen
      cool and efficent milage
      dashing model

      thanks

    • machostud 4:55 pm on September 19, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      this bike issssssssss…….like…….like…… what to say ………….it is like meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee……means VERY VERY MANLY.

    • AHMED 10:17 am on October 14, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      i like this bike vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy much

    • Karan D.S. 1:35 pm on October 15, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      I LIKE THIS BIKE ALT. PLZ DO TELL ME MORE ABOUT IT. M IN SAME BIKING BUSINESS. ANT1 WHO WANTS 1 CAN LEAVE HIS/HER PHONE NO. HERE N THN I’LL BE CONTACTING THAT PERSON.

    • windarto 11:26 am on October 30, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      i like that

    • sumedh 2:37 am on November 13, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      can i kno the price

    • Gourav Mahajan 10:53 am on December 4, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Bikers like me waiting from yrs to get this bike in India,
      Nothing ahead than Yamaha… really rocks!!!!

    • Pakaya 2:03 pm on January 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      ado…whats dis model?mona huththakda do me?

    • Dvon 2:46 pm on January 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      hi i’m Dvon,
      i wanted the detail of this bike which is extremly wonderful for indian riders,i wanted to know the price amount n its engine capacity.

    • MITENCrazyBIKER 6:42 am on March 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      hi,
      I’m Miten, full info available of this bike is…….

      The Yamaha MT 01 is Yamaha’s exclusive international sports super bike for the Indian Markets. Imported into India as a Completely Built Unit (CBU), its looks are killing and its massive 1670 cc engine delivers raw power of up to 90 BHP. The price of this bike is prohibitive for the ordinary Indian masses, for at around 10.5 lakhs, it is meant for only avid bike enthusiasts in the select Indian market. Currently, it has been launched at four cities in India namely Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, and Chennai. While Bangalore has two dealers, the other cities have one dealer each.

      mit_4ever2008@yahoo.co.in

    • samriddhyay 3:08 pm on April 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      this is for which iam waiting for a long time i think this bike will be abel too defeat any bike in india so far

    • abbeyahoo.co.in 5:17 pm on April 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      this bike is mt01 available at rajouri garden yamaha service centre
      it will cost u around 12 lakhs

    • manojkumar 1:34 pm on May 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      but the bike costs about 10.5 lacs…………in chennai

    • faisal rehman 9:01 am on August 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      this most dream to me like to be richy boy after this i purchsse vrroommmmmm. kabir faisal rehman ibrahim

      • suraj 4:42 pm on December 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

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  • Harshad Joshi 7:06 am on September 15, 2007 Permalink | Reply  

    Shri Ganesh 

    Shri Ganesh

     
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      की तू सूद्धा आमच्या अड्डयात सामील व्हावे .
      एकदा येऊन पहा आमच्या ब्लोग अड्डयावर

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  • Harshad Joshi 5:17 pm on August 23, 2007 Permalink | Reply  

    Satyameva Jayate – The essence of Hinduism 

    The Self is the sun shining in the sky,
    The wind blowing in space; he is the fire
    At the altar and in the home the guest;
    He dwells in human beings, in gods, in truth,
    And in the vast firmament; he is the fish
    Born in water, the plant growing in earth,
    The river flowing down the mountain.
    For this Self is supreme!

     
    • mohitontherocks 3:22 pm on September 4, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Replied on http://theindiancitizens.wordpress.com
      Posting it here too.

      Harshad: To answer your question, yes, we should sign it. There is a heading titled “Bottom Line” which conveys that too. But MORE IMPORTANTLY, this was not written by me – this was written by a CNN-IBN journalist who understands this much better than you and me.

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  • Harshad Joshi 8:23 am on February 27, 2007 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Bethlehem, , Christianity, Church, Doubting Thomas, Harappa, , Islam, Israel, Issa, Jerusalem, Jesus Christ, Jesus Tomb, Kashmir, Maria Magdalena, Myths in Christianity, ,   

    Jesus’s grave is in India and not Jerusalem 

    It aint very surprising. No matter what the current controversy might be, its a reality that Jesus wasent buried in Jerusalem as per the current media speculation, but almost thousands of kilometers away, into Gods own land – India into the most disputed and Pakistani terrorized region of today ie Kashmir.

    The Russian scholar, Nicolai Notovich, was the first to suggest that Christ may have gone to India. In 1887, Notovich, a Russian scholar and Orientalist, arrived in Kashmir during one of several journeys to the Orient. At the Zoji-la pass Notovich was a guest in a Buddhist monastery, where a monk told him of the bhodisattva saint called “Issa”. Notovich was stunned by the remarkable parallels of Issa’s teachings and martyrdom with that of Christ’s life, teachings and crucifixion.

    For about sixteen years, Christ travelled through Turkey, Persia, Western Europe and possibly England. He finally arrived with Mary to a place near Kashmir, where she died. After many years in Kashmir, teaching to an appreciative population, who venerated him as a great prophet, reformer and saint, he died and was buried in a tomb in Kashmir itself.

    The first step in Christ’s trail after the Crucifixion is found in the Persian scholar F. Mohammed’s historical work “Jami-ut-tuwarik” which tells of Christ’s arrival in the kingdom of Nisibis, by royal invitation. (Nisibis is today known as Nusaybin in Turkey) . This is reiterated in the Imam Abu Jafar Muhammed’s “Tafsi-Ibn-i-Jamir at-tubri.” Kersten found that in both Turkey and Persia there are ancient stories of a saint called “Yuz Asaf” (“Leader of the Healed”), whose behaviour, miracles and teachings are remarkably similar to that of Christ.

    The many Islamic and Hindu historical works recording local history and legends of kings, noblemen and saints of the areas thought to be travelled by Jesus also give evidence of a Christ like man; the Koran, for example, refers to Christ as “Issar”. Further east, the Kurdish tribes of Eastern Anatolia have several stories describing Christ’s stay in Eastern Turkey after his resurrection. These traditional legends have been ignored by the theological community.

    Kersten also suggests that prior to Christ’s mission in the Middle East, he may have been exposed to Buddhist teachings in Egypt. After his birth in Bethlehem, his family fled to Egypt to avoid Herod’s persecution. Surprisingly some scholars now acknowledge that Buddhist schools probably existed in Alexandria long before the Christian era.

    More clues are drawn from the Apocrypha. These are texts said to have been written by the Apostles but which are not officially accepted by the Church. Indeed, the Church regards them as heresy since a substantial amount of the Apocrypha directly contradicts Church dogma and theology. The Apocryphal ‘Acts of Thomas’, for example, tell how Christ met Thomas several times after the Crucifixion. In fact they tell us how Christ sent Thomas to teach his spirituality in India. This is corroborated by evidence found in the form of stone inscriptions at Fatehpur Sikri, near the Taj Mahal, in Northern India. They include “Agrapha”, which are sayings of Christ that don’t exist in the mainstream Bible. Their grammatical form is most similar to that of the Apocryphal gospel of Thomas. This is but one example giving credibility to the idea that texts not recognised by the Church hold important clues about Christ’s true life and his teachings.

    In tracing Christ’s movements to India and beyond, Kersten also discovered that many of his teachings, which have been gradually edited out of the modern Bible were originally Eastern in nature. Principles such as karma and re-incarnation, for example, were common knowledge then, and seem to have been reaffirmed by Christ. Imagine the implications that this discovery holds for Western Christianity and its churches, who have kept Christ in their doctrinal top pockets and have constrained the entire Western culture within the narrow teachings of blind faith, organised religion and original sin!

    Further clues are cited from The Apocryphal Acts of Thomas, and the Gospel of Thomas which are of Syrian origin and have been dated to the 4th Century AD, or possibly earlier. They are Gnostic Scriptures and despite the evidence indicating their authenticity, they are not given credence by mainstream theologians. In these texts Thomas tells of Christ’s appearance in Andrapolis, Paphlagonia (today known as in the extreme north of Anatolia) as a guest of the King of Andrappa. There he met with Thomas who had arrived separately. It is at Andrapolis that Christ entreated Thomas to go to India to begin spreading his teachings. It seems that Christ and Mary then moved along the West coast of Turkey, proof of this could be an old stopping place for travellers called the “Home of Mary”, found along the ancient silk route. From here Christ could easily have entered Europe via France. He may have even travelled as far as the British Isles, for in England there is an ancient oak tree called the “Hallowed Tree” which (says local legend) was planted by Christ himself.

    In his travels through Persia (today’s Iran) Christ became known as Yuz Asaf (leader of the Healed). We know this because a Kashmiri historical document confirms that Isa (the Koranic name for Christ) was in fact also known as Yuz Asaf. The Jami – uf – Tamarik, Volume II, tells that Yuz Asaf visited Masslige, where he attended the grave of Shem, Noah’s son. There are various other accounts such as Agha Mustafa’s “Awhali Shahaii-i-paras” that tell of Yuz Asaf’s travels and teachings all over Persia. It seems that Yuz Asaf blessed Afghanistan and Pakistan with his presence also. There are for example two plains in Eastern Afghanistan near Gazni and Galalabad, bearing the name of the prophet Yuz Asaf. Again in the Apocryphal Acts of Thomas, Thomas says that he and Christ attended the Court of King Gundafor of Taxila (now Pakistan), in about 47AD, and that eventually both the King and his brother accepted Christ’s teachings. Kersten claims that there are more than twenty one historical documents that bear witness to the existence of Jesus in Kashmir, where he was known also as Yuz Asaf and Issa. For example the Bhavishyat Mahapurana (volume 9 verses 17-32) contains an account of Issa-Masih (Jesus the Messiah). It describes Christ’s arrival in the Kashmir region of India and his encounter with King Shalivahana, who ruled the Kushan area (39-50AD), and who entertained Christ as a guest for some time.

    {Christ’s life in India, after the crucifixion, challenges current Church teachings at their very foundation. The theology of Saint Paul, the major influence on modern Christianity, is empty fanaticism in the light of this discovery.|

    The historian Mullah Nadini (1413) also recounts a story of Yuz Asaf who was a contemporary to King Gopadatta, and confirms that he also used the name Issar, ie. Jesus. There is also much historical truth in the towns and villages of Northern India to prove that Jesus and his mother Mary spent time in the area. For instance, at the border of a small town called Mari, there is nearby a mountain called Pindi Point, upon which is an old tomb called Mai Mari da Asthan or “The final resting place of Mary”. The tomb is said to be very old and local Muslims venerate it as the grave of Issa’s (ie Christ’s) Mother. The tomb itself is oriented East-West consistent with the Jewish tradition, despite the fact it is within a Muslim area. Assuming its antiquity, such a tomb could not be Hindu either since the Hindus contemporary to Christ cremated their dead and scattered their ashes as do Hindus today.

    Following Christ’s trail into Kashmir, 40km south of Srinagar, between the villages of Naugam and Nilmge is a meadow called Yuz-Marg (the meadow of Yuz Asaf, ie. Jesus). Then there is the sacred building called Aish Muqam, 60km south east of Srinagar and 12km from Bij Bihara. “Aish” says Kersten is derived from “Issa” and “Muqam” place of rest or repose. Within the Aish Muqam is a sacred relic called the ‘Moses Rod’ or the ‘Jesus Rod’, which local legend says, belonged to Moses himself. Christ is said to also have held it, perhaps to confirm his Mosaic heritage. Above the town of Srinagar is a temple known as “The Throne of Solomon”, which dates back to at least 1000BC, which King Gopadatta had restored at about the same time as Christ’s advent. The restoration was done by a Persian architect who personally left four inscriptions on the side steps of the temple. The third and fourth inscription read: “At this time Yuz Asaf announced his prophetic calling in Year 50 and 4” and “He is Jesus — Prophet of the Sons of Israel”! Herein lies a powerful confirmation of Kersten’s theory. Kersten suggests that Christ may have travelled to the South of India also, finally returning to Kashmir to die at the age of approximately 80 years. Christ’s tomb, says Kersten, lies in Srinagar’s old town in a building called Rozabal. “Rozabal” is an abbreviation of Rauza Bal, meaning “tomb of a prophet”. At the entrance there is an inscription explaining that Yuz Asaf is buried along with another Moslem saint. Both have gravestones which are oriented in North-South direction, according to Moslem tradition. However, through a small opening the true burial chamber can be seen, in which there is the Sarcophagus of Yuz Asaf in East-West (Jewish) orientation!

    According to Professor Hassnain, who has studied this tomb, there are carved footprints on the grave stones and when closely examined, carved images of a crucifix and a rosary. The footprints of Yuz Asaf have what appear to be scars represented on both feet, if one assumes that they are crucifixion scars, then their position is consistent with the scars shown in the Turin Shroud (left foot nailed over right). Crucifixion was not practised in Asia, so it is quite possible that they were inflicted elsewhere, such as the Middle East. The tomb is called by some as “Hazrat Issa Sahib” or “Tomb of the Lord Master Jesus”. Ancient records acknowledge the existence of the tomb as long ago as 112AD. The Grand Mufti, a prominent Muslim Cleric, himself has confirmed that Hazrat Isa Sahib is indeed the tomb of Yuz Asaf!

    Thus Kersten deduces that the tomb of Jesus Christ Himself is in Kashmir!

    The implications of Kersten’s discovery are monumental. Christ’s life in India, after the crucifixion, challenges current Church teachings at their very foundation. The theology of Saint Paul, the major influence on modern Christianity, is empty fanaticism in the light of this discovery. Threatened also are the doctrines of obedience to the Church, original sin, salvation through blind faith and the non-existence of reincarnation, etc. Yet these ideas underlie the morality and ethics, (or lack of them), that govern the entire Western social structure, from the legal system to medical health care schemes. It is no wonder that the modern Churches and their secular interests refuse to consider such a proposition as Kersten’s!

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    • Kusum Choppra 9:44 am on March 1, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Kersten’s book on Jesus In India is quite an authorotative work and very logically argued. That is made extreme good and logical sense to me. I have written about the book at two different sites : Sulekha and Boloji.
      the impact is tremendous : that religions have a fairly common base of beliefs which had been artificailly placed at opposites in the theories propounded by the Catholic and other churches. Imagine what history would have been if that had not happened. how many wars would not have happened. one dreads to thinks of how many wars may not take place to prevent the acceptance of these facts, unless humankind shows a new found maturity towards religious matters

    • Kusum Choppra 9:46 am on March 1, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Kersten’s book on Jesus In India is quite an authorotative work and very logically argued. That is made extreme good and logical sense to me. I have written about the book at two different sites : Sulekha and Boloji.
      the impact is tremendous : that religions have a fairly common base of beliefs which had been artificailly placed at opposites in the theories propounded by the Catholic and other churches. Imagine what history would have been if that had not happened. how many wars would not have happened. one dreads to thinks of how many wars may now take place to prevent the acceptance of these facts, unless humankind shows a new found maturity towards religious matters

      • sharovan 2:50 pm on April 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Kersten’s book on Jesus in India is very good fiction story. Nothing true in it. If you do not know any thing about Historical Jesus, no body can help you. Jesus was crucified and died on the cross, during the reign of Tiberius at the hand of Pontius Pilate, who was the governor of Judea state in Israel , at that time. Two Main Historian, Cornelius, Tacitus (Ca. 56-120) Annals – and Flavius Josephus, mentioned Jesus crucifixon and death in the Roman History. Who and why bring the body of Jesus from Jerusalem to Kashmir in India for bury? Jesus’s name is universal name in all over the world, not only in the Bible, but in Hidus Vedas ( Bhavishya Puran 19:23) and Quran also.

        • psipsi 10:47 am on November 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          There is no real proof that Jesus died during crucifixion. He was put on the cross on a Friday afternoon and then removed before sundown. Nobody dies of crucifixion within a few hours. Back then you had a bunch of stupid people (Jesus included) who thought reviving from a state of unconsciousness means coming back from the dead.

          • Harshad Joshi 12:32 pm on November 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

            easier said then done…

            i think a person will die due to heavy bleeding…and shock etc.

          • Sharovan 11:19 am on November 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply

            Two Main Historian, Cornelius, Tacitus (Ca. 56-120) Annals – and Flavius Josephus, mentioned Jesus Crucifixion and death in the Roman History. Do you have an evidence of challenge it? How much do you know about India and Indian History? Indian History never said any thing about Jesus Grave in Kashmir (India) Rama, Krishna, Ganesha( Hindu’s Gods), even biggest war of Mahabharata, never mentioned in Indian History, but a wast majority of Indians and other people of the world still believing of these Hidus Gods and things? You believe Jesus was crucified on Friday and removed from the cross before sun down in unconscious or trauma stage. How do you know He was not died on cross? If Jesus was not died on cross, why you are believing in his Crucifixion? If any death penalty of any criminal in Roman History is not unsuccessful, why the death penalty of Jesus could be unsuccessful? The people are using the Jesus name as his grave in Kashmir (India) for making the money only of the real grave of Yuz Asaf. Yuz Asaf’s grave in Kashmir is not enough statement for a proof of Jesus grave in India. Do you know, What happen about two richest Jude’s people, after the funeral of Jesus (Nicodemus and Joseph of Armatia, who were involved in Jesus funeral and were the members of Jude’s council? If Jesus was stupid, than every christian is stupid, and Christians are stupid, it means majority of the people (Christians) in this world are stupid. And a wast majority of people of this world is stupid than the few people like you can not be wise. God bless.

            • Harshad Joshi 3:29 am on January 18, 2012 Permalink | Reply

              “Indian History never said any thing about Jesus”

              he was too unimportant to get a mention in sacred and ancient scripts of india.

          • milton 3:09 pm on July 12, 2011 Permalink | Reply

            if no blood in ur body means how can u alive.. while crucifixion there is no more blood in his body…. even a drop,,,… first know fully about crucifixion

          • Aaditya Raj 7:02 pm on January 17, 2012 Permalink | Reply

            Friend beware of what you are saying. May the Lord forgive you for what you hav mentioned here. Friend, life in hell would be really painful enough to even think of. If once yu go there then there is no return. Pray for your forgiveness and He will forgive you for sure.

            • Harshad Joshi 3:30 am on January 18, 2012 Permalink | Reply

              dont worry..hell is controlled by yamraj…he is hindu. worry about yourself..all disbelievers and sinners who dont follow vedic culture shall burn in raurav.

    • Harshad Joshi 12:15 pm on March 1, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Is Church responsible for Wars?

      • Sharovan 6:58 pm on November 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Iraq and Afganisthan wars, are the caused Trade centers, not the Christianity or Church. What kinds of wars you are talking?

    • Richard 3:13 am on April 25, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      What a wonderful insight ? Buddhism and Christianity are very similar, hence, I feel that Christ’s missing years as a young man must have been spent in the Tibetan monastery. Human thinking with its ego has destroyed the union of not only human brotherhood but that of true logic based solely on humanitarian ethics.

      I have often contemplated what would happen if the mainstream media would publish this bravely and boldely ? Would there be a revolution of the mind and dispensing off the fears of social taboos and the clinging onto of ideals into images which have caused war and misery and chaos on this planet. The historical facts of Christ seem very plausible indeed as the pieces of the jigsaw fit neatly, compared to the fake and money making scheme of the novel called “Da vinci code”

    • MysticSaint 7:53 pm on April 27, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      interestingly, i also had a take on this subject.

      check here,
      http://mysticsaint.blogspot.com/2006/06/jesus-in-india-during-lost-years-and.html

    • D Jones 8:14 pm on May 5, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you. The catholic church has so much to answer for, but then it is a money making organisation with an agenda all of its own.

    • Ashwyn 7:18 am on June 14, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      I think D Jones is just conjecturing based on what his experience may have been. But that definitely is the absolute truth. Much has been said about the the youth years of Christ. But whatsoever the claims are given above they are all crap. There is no reliable evidence till date that Christ died elsewhere. And regarding similarity between christianity and buddhism , whoaaa whoever said that needs to take a course on religion 101, period.

    • Andrés 1:09 am on July 7, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      I am not sure if what you say is true. Haven’t even finished reading and I am not that instructed into these topics.

      Just appears to me (at a first glance to your post) that some of these details may distract us from the essence of faith.

      What we might learn from these things are not necessary to believe (or to find happiness), though interesting to know. I think Christ is alive in the souls of us Christians, this way He lives in us and us in Him: “No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us” (1 Jn. 4:12)

    • Harshad Joshi 4:45 am on July 7, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      @Andres

      Well, if all you can do is deny reality, I guess you might have a weak faith..and your acceptance or denial wont change the ultimate truth. I suggest you read the complete post first and then ponder why Christ did so. When you get this answer, you will be enlightened and will be set free from this world and its miseries.

    • retro 1:37 am on November 19, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      This year my wife decided to have a dry run thanksgiving day to test out her recipes. We soaked the bird in a brine solution she got at William Sonoma it really kept it moist. OMG, the turkey was so good and I get to do it again in a few days!

    • neel1 9:08 pm on May 20, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      There are many evidences to show that Jesus went to India and even died there…all people who go out to find these evidences eventually become convinced of it. Only people who stay home and are too lazy to study anything themselves will never ever find the truth…The truth is out there for all to grab….If only you people knew what scholars are discovering about the historical Jesus, you would realise to what extent we can have false impressions by seeing what Christianity has become today…Visit my blog to find my own research:

      http://jesusofeastandwest.blogspot.com/

    • ewsanj 4:34 pm on July 8, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      this is a reply to Mr.Rechards comments on Da Vinci code.
      The novel da vinci code by Dan Brown was not about jesus’s life or whether he died on cross, it was about his deciple mary magdelene and a major portion of the theory about mary magdelene being christs wife was taken from a international bestseller book called “holy blood holy grail”.So get a life Richard, the da vinci code was not written for cheap publicity or on baseless theories.

    • ewsanj 4:35 pm on July 8, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      dwef

    • gijnk12 10:07 am on March 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      The Rozabal Line, a novel by Ashwin Sanghi, covers the material of Kersten in the form of a fast-paced thriller. It assumes that Jesus spent his missing years in India studying spirituality under Buddhist masters and then returned to Jerusalem. It then goes on to postulate that he returned to India (having survived the crucifixion). The key thriller component being the hypothesis that there could be a surviving bloodline in Kashmir.

    • rajshpec 5:20 pm on April 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Bhavishya Puran / Surya Puran – which consider main deity as SUN (Surya Dev) – It talks about all things going to happen in future. About Islam, Christanity ! So do it mentions about Macca’s sacred stone as Shiv Ling ( Lord Shiva’s Lingam (penis)) and mentions about saint Issa’s coming to Kashmir ( may be Srinagar ).
      However most important thing is what Andres already said –
      I am putting in my way – no matter where Christ lived or Died. More important is follow the teaching of a noble and saintly person.

      But thats a problem with every Sect/Religion people forget about teaching and start praying teacher -> and make a another sect -> buisness -> propaganda … so on .. If its not true with every , then its true with mostly !

    • Shams 8:51 pm on May 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      That is so not true his grave is in Jerusalem. You Indians just want to have a popular city. Indians that believe this are cucu!

    • Humayun Bhatty 4:29 pm on August 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Total nonsense. Jesus was not killed but he was lifted up to the heavens. He shall come again and then die a natural death.

      The above account is full of ‘may be’, ‘could be’, ‘possibly’ and all sort of guess work. It is a fairy tale invented to make money.

      Don’t believe a word it says about Jesus.

    • Harshad Joshi 12:00 pm on August 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      @Humayun Bhatt

      Are you drunk? Or your brain has lost its thinking capability?

    • sanjay 8:16 am on November 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Anything is possible

      • sharovan 3:03 pm on April 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        If any thing possible, please cut the water.

    • Lekale 1:34 pm on December 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Marie’s grave and its set up is not contradictory to the Muslim faith.
      Islam did not exists for another 600 years after her death so please dont use that as some sort of evidence to argue your point.Rather reaise your evidence and only argue in defense of that instead of making up stories.

    • sohail 10:55 am on January 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Well ,thank you very much for your research and hardwork.and thanks for bringing up the truth of jesus’s life .We muslims should accept the truth rather then waisting our time listening and obeying the orders and Fatwas by Mulllahs and molvies.Once again thanks for your efforts. i am anticipating such more researchs on christ’s life .

      • Sharovan 2:03 pm on November 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Islam was not exists atleast 630 years after the resurrection of Jesus, Why you are talking about Jesus?

    • Sharovan 5:01 pm on April 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Roman Historian Flvius Josephus and Cornelius Tacitus ( Ca. 56-120) – Annals – Clearly mentioned about Jesus crucifoxon and death during the reign of Tiberius at the hand of one of our procurators, Pontius Pilate the governor of the Judea at that time. Who and why bring the body of Jesus in Kashmir in India for bury? Is this event mention in any Indian History or any religious books? Also Historian Josephus was never a Christian, but in his works we find mention of many other figures from the Gospel ( Life and works of Jesus) and other New Testaments books.

    • Frank 7:18 pm on August 3, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      A look at evidence for and against Jesus’ lost years/Jesus in India

      http://dontaskthatinchurch.blogspot.com/2011/08/wonder-years-did-jesus-spend-his-youth.html

      • Sharovan 6:41 pm on October 1, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        I d’not need it. please keep your Jesus’ lost years/ Jesus in India in your pocket. I am an indian and knows very well about indian history, culture and religions.

    • sudhir 10:31 pm on August 20, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      its not imprtnt where jesus grave. Importent thing is belive in jesus . I am a hindu but belives in jesus.

      • Frank 6:43 pm on September 30, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        But which Jesus?

        Jesus fulfilled the Bible, lived a sinless life, is the only Son of the Most High God, He died to free us from sin, was buried, and resurrected on the third day. He now sits at God’s right hand, and will judge us on whether or not we believed those things.

        That Jesus, or a “good teacher jesus”?

        Please consider that.

    • Kim Vaiphei 5:30 pm on October 20, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      everyone’s beliefs is not same…. u freedom of expression!!!! understandable!!!

    • Kim Vaiphei 6:06 pm on October 20, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Everyone has a freedom of expression……!!! It is understandable…..

    • anuj 8:19 am on February 19, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      we all have to agree that hinduism is the oldest religion in the world….the vedas has its own answer to all the queries tht exist in the human minds….but the matter is how to read tht true unedited form of vedas that has been in pure sanskrit form…no one today can read tht sanskrit language/

    • Shruti 5:47 pm on March 11, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      You are correct.

    • raj ch 9:23 am on April 9, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      brother harsad since the crucifixion and resurection of the christ many people tried to stop the christianity but they cant bcz it has truth in it.Do you thnk yu are the first guy to oppose christ?Since 2000 yrs many people opposd christ_ some of them realized the truth and turnd away from sins and followed christ.You are nothng infrnt of them.So dont waste your time life is too short.You cant create even dust yet u talk abt creator christ jesus thnk once you have to knw the true god THE HEAVENLY FATHER.any doubts you can ask me .

    • raj ch 6:29 pm on April 17, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      My jesus died for al sins of humans and conquerd death. he can hear and speak.Pray to the god(dnt mention any name) just ask who is the creator of earth.What is ur name with al ur heart ?He wil introduce himself. Bcz my jesus is alive.Dnt trust the rocks who had eyes but cant see.Ears but cant listen.

    • raj 6:32 pm on April 22, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      dont ignore that u are still at worshpng rocks,trees.dont stay at those thngs.u thnk u r genius by worshpng trees how foolish it is.. . Oh wen u wil thnk abt it . ? start thnkng abt those thngs?prove urself if u are right.gud nite

      • Harshad Joshi 3:09 pm on April 24, 2012 Permalink | Reply

        and who are you worshipping? something that does not exists. fail! no life you have got.

    • raj ch 4:12 am on May 10, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      first of all thnk abt ur rock/tree gods how wil you support that idol worshp n those gods who has no moral values?…mention answr to this question first.prove urself right first.then i will prove that jesus is the only way to heaven frm scrptures

      • Harshad Joshi 5:02 am on May 10, 2012 Permalink | Reply

        who the fuck are you to prove something. i wont bother for what you think 🙂

    • raj ch 10:50 am on May 10, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      you dont bother about ur gods whm u worshp. but y u are bothering about christ n christians.its shame on u.

    • raj ch 11:03 am on May 10, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      dnt u bother abt food u eat?dnt u bother abt clothes u wear?dnt u bother abt work u do?dnt u bother abt family with whm u live? but y you are nt botherng abt ur gods whom u worshp?.wake up man search 1.how they lived n 2.what their holiness?u say those characters as gods:BLUFFING URSELF.

    • shab 8:28 pm on April 28, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Jesus was not crucified on cross

  • Harshad Joshi 1:35 pm on February 8, 2007 Permalink | Reply  

    The ultimate guide to learn the secret of remaining eternal young, maintain health and manage wealth. 

    Did you ever analyse the TV ads that are shown everytime between programs? Almost 80% of them are dedicated towards beauty products. Products that claim to keep you young and fair forever. Let me tell you a secret. To feel young, to stay healty, you do not compulsarily need to use those products for a lifetime. Your kitchen can solve a number of health problems then you can ever imagine…

    Welcome to the indispensible guide that will help you to stay younger, healthy and disease free for the rest of your life.

    No matter where we are, all round the globe, people are facing some very common health problems in form of untimely aging, dry skin problems, heart problems, etc. Its true that number of alopathic or synthetic medicines can help to keep these problems at bay for some time, but ultimately, if we resort to some simple methods, we can help to prevent disasaters. It aint magic. Its the power of simple foodstuffs that are gifted to us by Mother Nature. I am listing some of them, but please be sure – There are more number of simple things that I can write or you can read. Lets begin.

    1. Oysters – Oysters contain vitamins B3, B12 which helps in enhancing memory and preventing further disorders in the form of epilepsy and related problems. They are also a very valuable source of edible zinc, which is very useful in fighting common diseases, maintaining a youthful skin(as seen in the ads. Good enough to make your neighbour envious) and importantly, prevents hair loss. Also, Oysters provide plenty of vitamin E, which is used as a preventer of heart disorders and maintains a supple skin.

    2. Eggs – Chicken Egg is a complete protein rich food containing all the 8 vital amino acids, which are extemely useful in building body and its muscles.

    3. Parsley – It is one of the richest source of mineral potassium, which enhances the kidney function and helps to eliminate poisonous wastes from the body. This inturn helps to reduce blood pressure. Remember – if you are the one who is suffering from high blood pressure with no case history in family, then alongwith reducing stress, please switch to parsley. It will not only help you to save the expensive health bills, but also will make you more happy and your food more tasty.

    4. Ginger – This simple spice from India helps to digest food, add taste to it and prevent problems like sore throat, common cold and absorb blood sugars. Add it to a cup of herbal tea and you will get one of the best anti onxident drinks you can ever have. Very useful in cold and dark climates.

    5. Grapes – They not only are used to makes some of worlds best wines, but are also a source of powerful antioxidents – like astringent tanins, flavones and anthocyanins. Grapes also help to prevent bad LDL cholesterol from oxidising and blood from clotting. It also helps to protect the heart and circulatory system.

    4. Natural Honey – It comprises of 79% pure sugar, and 21% of water and vitamines. It is directly absorbed by the body and is also used as a ready source of energy. Besides, it contains vitamin B6. It also includes calcium, that makes for strong bones. Its smooth texture keeps skin healthy and glowing.Natural Honey is found in Mahabaleswar in Maharashtra, India.

    5. Olive oil – Ancient Greeks thought of Olives as a gift from Gods. It contains vitamin E and helps to keep skin wrinkle free. It is also rich in mono-unsaturated fats, believed to have anti-carcinogeneic properties, and prevents bloodsugar from risisng.

    6. Lemon – The yellow skinned, tangy flavoured lemon is the best source of natural Vitamin C. It helps to prevent gum problems and provides healthy skin. It is also a natural source of bio flavonoids such as quercetin, which boosts the effect of vitamin C, which is used for healthy blood vessels, and helps to prevent varicose veins.

    A recepie for a health drinkmade from lemon

    Ingrediants

    A whole yellow skinned lemon, 1 litre of fesh water, 1 teaspoon of sugar, 1 teaspoon salt.

    Method

    1. Peel the yellow skin and cut the lemon in half.

    2. Remove the small seeds and add the cut lemon to the juicer.

    3. Extract all the juice from the lemon and keep it aside as a base.

    4. Now take 3 teaspoons of the fresh base and add it to a glass of water. Add sugar and salt according to taste. Continue to stir it till all sugar dissolves.

    5. Serve chilled in summar and warm in winter. If you like – add a little soda to it and creat your own home made coldrink.

    This drink rejunavates the body and refreshes you.

    Finally I would like to say – Apart from these simple foods, learn a way to prevent stress. Learn Yoga, meditation, be good to the rest of your society and learn to thank the almighty God for all the good things he has provided to mankind. Dont blame God for the bad things in life, simply because, its we the mortal men who misuse his kindness. This is the teaching of the Zen Hindu Brahminism.

     
    • Hiren 2:04 pm on February 8, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Very interesting, Harshad. Zen Hindu Brahminism is one word?

      Yoga is not only just about exercises- it is also called dexterity in work-majority of your waking hours have to be good- Make your passion your profession and also have good working relationships so that friction and conflict is minimized. It is these things and company politics that actually spoil health.

      The food bit is absolutely right. They are very good for a quiet, meditative mind as well apart from a healthy body which compliment one another.

    • Harshad Joshi 2:43 pm on February 8, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Dear Hiren

      You can call Zen Hindu Brahminism as a meta religion. It combines the best features of ancient Hindu Vedic culture, the Japanese Zen and the principle of duality-nonduality principle of Brahminism proposed by Shri Adi Shankaracharya.

      Just try looking around you. You will see a void stretch of people. Look into those eyes. You will see nothing but greed and fraustration. They wont talk, they wont tell, but will express their fraustrations through various harmful means – exploiting natures gift, polluting the purity
      of 5 elements, harming the socity around. Hunderds of saints have tried solving theis problems. Numerous religions have been formed to help people get over their shortcomings. Even after several hundered years later do we see that these efforts succeeded?

      I am afraid no.

      The tools like religion, once designed to teach mankind the principles of equality, peace, progress are been used as a base for terrorizing people, setting them into fights, filling their minds with unprogressive thoughts, thus hampering mankinds true reason for existance. No religion in particular is harmful Its the implementers set for smooth functioning that try to take misadvantage for their own interests and selfishness.

      Thats why I created my own way to lead this life

      Zen Hindu Brahminism has got a simple logical structure having basic principles in a nutshell as
      1. Maintain close proximity to nature. Plant more tress, reduce pollution as its a global threat. (Taken from ancient vedic civilization, where they worshipped nature)
      2. Respect every one in a society, provided your existance dosent get harmed. (a purposeful spinoff from what other religions specify as brotherhood. A terrorist against the interests of majority cannot be my brother. I cease to call him human. I will try to destroy the evil forces in and around me.)
      3. Learn to maintain a peaceful mind free from enternal or internal threat. Implement the spirit of sportmenship and daily try to utilize some time in praying, meditation,
      or listening to music.(Taken from the Zen principles)
      4. Finally – Free yourself from the perils of Karmic cycle. Be your own God. Learn to recognize the small existance of the creator within you. (A theme from Adi Shankaracharya)

      Actually, it would take a complete book to describe the entire concept of Zen Hindu Brahminism, but I think that this much material is sufficient enough to understand the most basic concept of what this thing is all about.

    • Sandee 1:59 pm on February 9, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      The body requires the synergistic benefits of whole foods. Anthocyanins have gotten allot of attention lately. There are over 500 known anthocyanins, so it best not to focus just on the anthocyanins, but the entire whole fruit or product made from whole fruit. Anthocyanins are responible for giving fruits and vegetables there colors, so nearly every fruit and vegetable has anthocyanins. One fruit I would like to also mention is the pomegranate. I use crushed pomegranate on my skin every morning. I throw a handful of dried pomegranate seeds in my smoothie. I also take pomegranate supplements from Fruit Advantage. Both of these has helped my with my daily routine.

    • Multi Vitamin Supplement Stuff 4:49 pm on April 16, 2007 Permalink | Reply

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    • Pacheco 6:58 am on December 28, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      hey thanks,just try of continue it more!!!!!!!1

  • Harshad Joshi 3:43 pm on January 24, 2007 Permalink | Reply  

    How do we rise above racism towards respect and tolerance in society? 

    Political movements in certain parts of the world openly expound racist ideas. The dissemination of racist ideas is tolerated in the name of freedom of expression. The Internet is misused to propagate racial hatred. Globalization, which has so much potential to spread prosperity, can also result in economic disparity, cultural homogenization and marginalization of certain countries. We must ensure that globalization contributes to the overall well-being of all people in the world while at the same time respecting the uniqueness of different cultures and traditions.

    In any progressive country, tolerance and compassion are core values in society. There should be a development philosophy of “Gross National Happiness” where the individual well-being is the focus of all development initiatives.

    Humanity can only make headway if it acknowledges and draws on lessons from the evils of the past, in particular slavery, the slave trade and colonialism. We must acknowledge those crimes, not to twist the knife in the wound, but to better acknowledge that their lethal germs still persist. We are not here to humiliate anyone, but humanity can only take a decisive step forward if the whole truth of history is brought to light. If we want to overcome racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, we must restore the truth regarding the history of people who today find themselves on the bottom of the pile. We are not thinking about any kind of vengeance. Reconciliation not only asks for forgiveness, but also for repentance, sincere repentance. Sincere repentance must be active repentance. The international struggle against racism and racial discrimination requires a sensitive approach. Each voice in the international community must have a say. Debate must be promoted and a universal solution must be found out in peace and harmony.

    Thats it.

     
  • Harshad Joshi 3:05 pm on January 19, 2007 Permalink | Reply  

    1 year of blogging 

    Gosh..Its my blogs 1st birthday today. Happy birthday little blog. 😛

     
  • Harshad Joshi 8:53 am on November 10, 2006 Permalink | Reply  

    I am back 

    You can read a great article here..

     
    • Anonymous 2:13 pm on November 13, 2006 Permalink | Reply

      Naturally, you chose to go on vacation when Google published the results of Wordmasters. Is it hibernation?

    • Scooby Doo 4:34 pm on November 13, 2006 Permalink | Reply

      Hello Harshad, It is Google’s loss that they did not find a volcano of talent in the guise of Harshad Joshi, Hari Menon, Deepa, Bot Hack etc. If they couldn’t find talent here, I can assure the gentlemen in Google that they will NEVER find talent anywhere in the world. This is because they have started a) over-rating themselves b) failing to spot real talent due to a bloated ego, c) they themselves do not know what it is they are looking for and d) they have all the curses of the 3000 odd participants in India dogging them throughout their lives.
      Somehow I am till date not able to buy the story that the results were posted on a little known website by the name of Techshout. The whole episode reeks of vendetta and sabotage. It has killed something inside the thousands of contestants who took part so enthusiastically in the Wordmasters contest. Many had taken precious time out from family, friends and offices so that they do not miss the opportunity. If you remember, the contest was held on the most holy day of the Hindu calendar: it was the most important day of Dussehra and Durga Puja. Was it a planned attempt to rob so many people of other important agendas at hand?
      I am sorry Harshad, but I find that a talented person like you should be looking for a job beyond Google. You can tell this to others who are crest fallen at Google’s arrogant attitude. This certainly is not the sort of treatment given to a self respecting, educated citizen of the world’s largest democracy.

    • Harshad Joshi 5:17 pm on November 13, 2006 Permalink | Reply

      @Scobby Doo

      You are right. I totally agree with you.

      But then we should be ready for all situations in life. I know its very easy to say this in a perfect controlled environment, but then most of the times, certain things are completely beyond our control and our reach. The moment we accept this fact, let me tell you – You actually begin to conquer your sadeness and anger. By doing this, one can completely eradicate the unwanted disturbance and focus on good things that come by our way.

      Anger is a very natural feeling. Esp when its apparant that we dont get what we deserve, we tend to become angry. Anger makes us aggressive and we just tend to lose the focus from our tasks, which may result in interesting and unexpected outcome. Just try channelizing the anger into a proper way and trust me – You will feel much better. My option is to go on long drives or listen to music. It helps me to keep my mind at comparative control and peace.

      Regarding behaviour of MNC’s. There is some truth in that, and it will change, but it wil take some time.

  • Harshad Joshi 5:45 pm on January 19, 2006 Permalink | Reply  

    The Agneya Hymn 

    The Ancient Vedic God Agni

    अि॒ग्नम् ई॑ळे पुरो॒िह॑तं यज्ञ॒स्य॑ देव॒म् ऋि॒त्वज॑म् । होता॑रं रत्नधा॒त॑मम् ॥

    Untold Sutra..
    Still Heard…

    The Radiant shine of the frosty Sun,
    from the silver crest of Himalayas…
    guide the men,
    waiting for the Revalations..
    Untold Sutra…
    Still Heard..

    Agni…Agni…
    The Sutra of Agni…
    Burn evil desires,
    those unseen dangers, already present on the Faded path..
    Protect the tribe marching towards their journey..
    Hear the Ancient Voices..
    The illusion remains…
    Men create..
    Men destroy…
    The final truth..
    Still Unknown..
    Untold Sutra..
    Still Heard…

    From – The Teaching of Zen Hindu Brahminism

    The Agneya Hymn first appeared in my blog agneya2.blogspot.com

    Agneya Raksheetam, Agneya Pujeetam

     
    • jak 11:38 am on March 3, 2006 Permalink | Reply

      can u tell me about aswini and vajroli mudras?
      (step by step)

    • neel1 10:00 pm on May 20, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      There are many evidences to show that Jesus went to India and even died there…all people who go out to find these evidences eventually become convinced of it. Only people who stay home and are too lazy to study anything themselves will never ever find the truth…The truth is out there for all to grab….If only you people knew what scholars are discovering about the historical Jesus, you would realise to what extent we can have false impressions by seeing what Christianity has become today…Visit my blog to find my own research:

      http://jesusofeastandwest.blogspot.com/

    • anang 4:17 pm on August 1, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Burn evil desires … what kind of desires call evil desires ? i’m still confused about it …

    • Harshad Joshi 4:38 pm on August 1, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      @ anang

      ‘Burn Evil desires’ is a metaphor used to represent enemies, difficulties, pain and grief that might hamper the journey to the Himalayas..

    • anang 4:23 pm on August 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      thanks for ur answer, but can u writing a article specifically for this topic ? or where i can find out this topic ?

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