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Shubham: Swastik

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‘Swastika’ is an equilateral cross bent at ninety degrees on all sides.

The word Swastika is a Hindi pronunciation of the Sanskrit word ‘Su-Vastik’-सु-वास्तिक representing the same in meaning and values. The word ‘Su’ meaning ‘good/ auspicious/ all’ and ‘Astika’ अस्तिक means ‘being / may always be’. ‘Astika’ also means ‘believer’ which enhances the meaning of the Swastika to mean ‘Good-Believer’.

The four sides of the Swastika also symbolize four important aspects of Sanatana Dharma:

– Dharma धर्म (the Duty/Ethic)
– Artha अर्थ (wealth generation and wise usage of it)
– Karma कर्म (action and result of it)
– Moksha मोक्ष (liberation from cycle of death and re-birth)

The Vedic civilization was highly advanced. The sages that oversaw its development, through their Mystic insight and deep meditation, discovered the ancient symbols of spirituality – The Aumkara ( ॐ ) and The Swastika ( 卐 ). They also discovered many scientific principles that they applied to develop highly advanced technology.
They gave the atom its Sanskrit name ‘Anu’-अणु, millennia before modern scientists discovered the atom.

For the followers of Sanatana Dharma, the Swastika represents a Universe in their our own spiral galaxy on the fore finger of Lord Vishnu विष्णु. This carries immense significance as it establishes the ‘creation of the Universe’-(सृष्टि की रचना), and the arms as ‘kaal’ काल, or time, a calendar that is seen to be more advanced than the lunar calendar (symbolized by the lunar crescent common to Islam) where the seasons drift from calendar year to calendar year. The luni-solar solution for correcting season drift is used to adjust an extra month in certain years to restore the lunar cycle to the solar-season cycle. In Hindu calendars these months are called ‘Adhik-Maas’ अधिक मास meaning ‘extra month’.

– There is a school of thought that the Swastika shape represents a monogram formed by interlacing of the
letters of the auspicious words ’su’ and ‘astí’ – (svasti) स्वस्ति written in Ashokan characters. However,
this can’t be true because the symbol pre dates the Ashokan era by a few millennia.

– Swastika is at times, in certain sects, also considered a symbolic representation of Ganesha-गणपति. In
rituals and rites, Ganesha is presented with the first offerings in every ‘pooja’.

– The swastika is made with Vermilion powder -‘Sindoor’-सिन्दूर or ‘Roli-रोली’ during Hindu religious rites.
– Almost throughout, the usage of Swastika has been most widely accepted as a symbol of the Sun. (These
are used in many cultures to present date).

Swastika has two variations: one has an opening towards the right, while the other variation has an opening towards the left. (卍 and 卐)

There are many schools of thoughts which argue and debate about one being the right symbol or the other. However, it is quite clear that the Swastika with opening towards the right is predominantly used by the followers of Sanatana Dharma, the Hindus, where as the one with left opening is used by the followers of Buddhism (as shown in the pictures below).

In another school of thought it is believed that the right opening represents a masculine sign while the left opening represents a feminine one. There are some mentions in the Vedas however, which literally prohibit the use of left opened Swastika.

The twin motifs symbolize the two aspects of the creation of the universe by God Brahma. The right opened symbol represents the evolution of universe (Pravritti-प्रवृत्ति) whereas the left opening represents the involution of universe (Nivritti-निवृत्ति).

SWASTIKA

The four angles of Swastika cross point towards the four directions, the North-उत्तर (uttar), the East-पूर्व (poorv), the South-दक्षिण (dakshin) and the West-पश्चिम (paschim) representing wealth, stability, firmness and strength. Within the openings, a dot is used as a motif and also signifies the four other direction, the north-east and the north-west, the south-east and the south-west.

The Swastika is:
– Auspicious! So it is used as a motif and good luck symbol on every door or entrance of a house, temple, work place and even on important documents like letterheads etc.

-Found in virtually every important art and architecture of Hindus

-It adorns an important place at the either side of \ in every temple and household place of worship

-On the auspicious‘Dhan-teras’ धन तेरस – two days before ‘Diwali, it is written on the first page of the account books for good luck

-Used as the symbol of Sun, thereby representing ‘Surya-Deva (the Sun God) सूर्य-देव ‘

-Regarded very sacred and therefore this motif is used to adorn almost all the things associated with the Hindu religion

-Is considered very holy and so it is used in all the Hindu ‘Yantras’ यंत्र in the form of a religious symbol

-Virtually all religious scriptures start with the symbol of Swastika

-God Ganesha is depicted as sitting on a lotus flower kept on the bed of Swastikas

-Swastika is one amongst the 108 symbols of God Vishnu भगवन विष्णु

– Swastika is a symbol of good fortune. On many festivals like Diwali, Holi, Dassehra etc. many Hindus draw this symbol on every object of importance such as doors, utensils used for rituals, ‘Rangolis’ and even on the bonnets of their cars. It symbolizes Wealth and prosperity. Many business enterprises, commercial and residential buildings, areas and colonies are named ‘Swastika’ especially in India.
It is drawn for protection from evil forces and to ward off ill-luck, on every vehicle owned by the Hindus and its sects, on every important festival.
Most houses have a Swastika on their doors as a sign of welcome for the guests, and piety.

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After ‘Aum’ ॐ, Swastika is considered the most pious sign because it is considered a sign of Divinity. Many business documents have the symbol of Swastika for Good luck
The logo of Ahmedabad
Stock Exchange
– The ‘Ahmedabad Stock Exchange’ in the state of Gujarat in western India, has Swastika as its logo.

Logo of the Nepal
Chamber of Commerce
-In Nepal (predominantly a Hindu country) Swastika is considered very auspicious. So much so that ‘Nepal Chamber of Commerce’ uses this symbol as its logo.

The seal used for stamping
on the ballot paper
-The circular Swastika is used as a symbol for stamping on electoral ballots in India. The electronic voting machines which have replaced the ballot paper also has this symbol as stamping sign.

The Origin / History of Swastika

Although many historians and archeologists in the west believe that the first sign of Swastika originated and was used in ancient Troy era dating back 4000 BCE (citing excavations with Swastika artifacts in the late nineteenth century by renowned archaeologist Heinrich Schliemannn. He speculated that is was an symbol use by his own ancestors.)
However, as the name itself signifies, it has Vedic origins and thus it is far older than 4000 BCE. The earliest mentions of Swastika are found in the Vedas वेद Puranas पुराण and the Upanishads उपनिषद् .
Artifacts from the excavations of the Indus Valley and from the Sindhu-Saraswat सिन्धु -सरस्वत civilizations prove that the Swastika was as important a symbol and motif in those times as it is today. These artifacts prove that the Swastika was an important symbol even before12000 BCE.,

The more famous ancient civilizations of Harappa हरप्पा Mohenjo-Daro मोहन -जो -दड़ो in the Sindh state of Pakistan also confirm these facts. Though these sites are relatively newer (dating back to 2000 BC) these are significant.
The word ‘Swastika’ is first found as a word, mentioned in the ‘Valmiki Ramayan’ वाल्मीकि रामायण .

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An⚓choring effect : Negotiation Skill

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Anchoring Effect – Where you plant a number in someone’s mind and change their way of looking at things

Simple example is the above image where you sell something at $199, by just showing a big number to someone like $500 , this $500 has just a simple role of planting that big number in buyers mind and nothing else.

Lets see another example where you want DONATION


I want donation from someone for some cause and do not want to force them with an exact number here are two ways to do it

Option 1 : Sir, We are doing XYZ for poor children, some donation from you will help!, how much would you like to contribute ?

Option 2 : Sir, We are doing XYZ for poor children, some donation from you will help! . A lot of people have donated their 1 week salary , which is equal to Rs 10,000 , but you can donate whatever you want !

The Guy – Rs 10,000 seems too much to me right now , I can do maximum Rs 1,000 .

You – Fine , any amount is good for poor children

So you got Rs 1,000 because you anchored the person subconsciously with Rs 10,000 and that is used as benchmark for taking decision.

So anchoring is just a trick to plant a number in other’s mind so that you are benefitted.

Another example is this


Client – Hey financial advisor, What is your fees ?

Advisor – Rs 10,000

Client – What ! .. thats too much !

NOW with Anchor Effect

Client – Hey Financial Advisor – Whats your fees ?

Advisor – Rs 50,000

Client – What ? Are you kidding me ?

Advisor – You should be thankful, if this was US , you would be paying $1,000 per hour, thats Rs 60,000 per hour and given you need to work for at least 20 hours for a project , its Rs 12 lacs . In India its damn cheaper to work with financial advisors , from that angle, Rs 50,000 is nothing in India , provided we do much better work then US counterparts

Client – Come on , this is just insane, no one will pay that much in India

Advisor – What do you think is right number in India ?

Client – Rs 15,000 – 20,000 is maximum one will pay ? I can not go beyond Rs 15,000 ?

Advisor – hmm.. Fine – Lets go ahead


I know its not exactly how the conversation will go on, but Anchoring Effect

surely helps !

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Great Inspiration: Dr.APJ Kalam

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I used to win all the competitions , held in my school .
One day , I was deppressed as I din’t perform well in the finals .
I asked my mom to leave me take rest for sometime .
After sometime , my dad came inside the room .
I explained him , what ever took place that day . He smiled at me , he went near the book shelf . I looked at him and after sometime , he broke the silence . He showed me a book and told read it . The next day , I just thanked him , smiling . It was an autobiography written by Dr . A.P.J. Abdul Kalam called ” Wings of fire .” Still now , I always have it with me .

 

(In this article ‘I  represent Every&Any Person!)

I personally recommend this Autobiography of Dr.APJ Kalam !

 

*A Must Read # What Should we Learn from APJ Kalam!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Words : The Power

 

 

 

 

 

0e8dc9d10934fdb487f27b80c88709fcThere was a blind man who once sat on the streets with a container asking for help. He had a sign that read, “I’M BLIND PLEASE HELP”. People did not pay much attention and he only received a few coins from the people passing by.

A lady came along and saw this while passing by. She paused, came back and scribbled something on the back of the sign. The man was confused and had no idea what was going on. She put the signboard back, assured him and left.

Immediately people began to stop at the place and started helping him generously. His container filled up almost completely. Then the lady came back. He recognized her by touching her shoes and asked, “What did you do to my sign?” She replied, “I wrote the same, but different words”. He thanked her and she went away.

The sign read, “IT’S A BEAUTIFUL DAY AND I CAN’T SEE IT”.

That’s the power of words!

 

 

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Had You Gone through ‘Cobra Effect!?

The Cobra effect-

When a solution to a problem makes the problem even worse, it is known as cobra effect.

This term is commonly used in politics and economics and was originated in British India

Story behind it –

The British government was very concerned about the growing numbers of cobras in Delhi.

They decided to pay money for every cobra that any person brings to them.

Initially the program was very successful.

But sooner, some people started breeding cobras for additional income

Soon, the government became aware about the tricks people were playing.

The program was ended and cobra breeders were left with surplus cobras, which were of no use now.

As a result, the solution of the problem made problem even worse!

 

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Yada yada hi Dharmasya!

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|| श्रीमद्‍भगवद्‍गीता || 4.7

यदा यदा हि धर्मस्य ग्लानिर्भवति भारत ।

अभ्युत्थानमधर्मस्य तदात्मानं सृजाम्यहम्‌ ॥

भावार्थ :

हे भारत! जब-जब धर्म की हानि और अधर्म की वृद्धि होती है, तब-तब ही मैं अपने रूप को रचता हूँ अर्थात साकार रूप से लोगों के सम्मुख प्रकट होता हूँ॥7॥

Meanng:

Whenever there is a decline in righteousness, and a rise in unrighteousness prevails, then do I manifest myself, O Bhaarata.

Explanation:

Shri Krishna described the process of Ishvara’s descent or avataara in the previous shloka. Here he speaks about the reason for manifesting as an avataara. He says that whenever there is a decay in dharma, and a rise in adharma, during that time he manifests himself in a particular form in this world. Now dharma means righteousness, but it also means universal harmony. Adharma then becomes disharmony.

Again, let us take the example of our body. Every cell and organ is working for the totality of the human being. It is the spirit of “one for all and all for one”, which is nothing but the spirit of yajna that we saw earlier. Our heart keeps beating and doesn’t ask for any reward or recognition. It just works for the sake of totality.

But sometimes, a part of the body, or the whole body, undergoes a situation when something goes wrong. Then, the intelligence of the body manifests itself to take care of the situation. If the problem is in one part of the body then special enzymes are secreted to remedy the situation, and white blood cells fight off the invaders. If the problem is in the whole body then it becomes warm under fever in order to get rid of intruders.

Similarly Ishvara comes either for short time like the Narasimha avataara, or for a long time like Shri Krishna ava uptaar. Sometimes we find that the entire population thinks the same thought – e.g. an independence struggle or a social movement. That is also an avataara. If we go on polluting the environment with chemicals and so on, there could be a natural disaster in response. That is also an avataara .

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Men in White!

White shirt is something which you can wear formal or causal and it never out of trend. White is color which is good for any event you wish to attend.

You can wear white shirt with blue denim always I can swear by this combination.

But you can wear them with back denim or trousers also with grey or dark blue denim/ trousers.

I will look very classy with light brown/ colored trousers also dark or army green color trousers will go.

Go White!

 

 

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Vegan# अहिंसा Shoes

 

 

Are there any Shoes made with अहिंसा , i.e. No cruelty to animals?

 

Yes!

These are sometimes called “vegan shoes”, and that’s a good way to search for them. Some stores entirely specialize in these kinds of shoe, and others have lists of which shoes are vegan . The Alternate foot Fashion store created Quality & Variety.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Otherer stores won’t tell you up front all the shoes that are “vegan”, but have Nice Non-Leather shoes For example, if you search on website, you can see made of canvas or other materials.

 

 

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Your choice,Your feelings!

 

 

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Stop thinking about Problems!

Have a look at these pictures below

See above bottles from 1 meter and then move one more meter and see. After that see those from 10 meters, and then see those from 50 meters, See those from 100 meters.

Hope, you already got my point.

If you start looking those from a small distance, those will appear big but if you see those from longer distances you can’t even see the color of the bottles also.

Suppose your problems are like above bottles,

See your problem in future by thinking “ How it worries you after 1 day, after 2 days, after 1 week, after 1 month, after 1 year”

Think about your problem in this way. When you realize that a problem doesn’t make you worry anymore, you(your mind) will stop thinking about it.

 

Thanks!!

 

 

 

 
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