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Testing the Nikon

2017


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Atma Shatkam

It was just by chance we’ve chosen Shivo’ham to chant together at the end of a workshop on Indian philosophy. It so happened that this poem (Shloka) beautifully summarized what we’ve learned!

We don’t want to keep it for ourselves. Here are the lyrics with the meaning: ODT, PDF.

And some samples from YouTube:

  • Sudha Malhotra in In great Indian classical styole, the favourite of all the Indian participants! Unfortunately poor audio quality.
  • Same classical style, this time in male voice, that of Purushottam Das Jalota
  • The iresistible Deva Premal. Number one for the West – the Indian participants didn’t like her style though.
  • By Rajeswari Arun. A natural rendition without any instruments but a lot of devotion and true Indian pronunciation – in an accessible style for amateurs like you and me!

About the Shloka:
Technology of the Heart

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Rain in Lonavla

It was a complete surprise and a nostaligia for me how much it can rain in this Indian town close to Mumbai. Since a good week it rains in one stream, there was a glimpse of the sun for minutes a couple of times, no more. One night of heavy rain turned my garden in to a pond.


The amazing thing is, a couple of hours later the water was gone – to be repeated a few days later! (Pictures 6 and 7 are the same as 1 and 2, just a few hours later.)

In the dampness it also feels quite cold. I was told that this is the monsoon and it could last three months! A quick look at Lonavla#Climate showed me that Lonavla is on 600 m elevation and a notorious monsoon catcher. The average rainfall in July is 1,700 mm!

Postage rates from Sri Lanka to overseas

Group Post card (Rs.) Small letter (Rs.)
A 10.- 50.-
B 10.- 55.-
C 10.- 60.-
D 15.- 65.-
E 15.- 70.-
F 20.- 75.-
G 20.- 80.-
H 25.- 85.-
Group A
India
Maldives
Group D
Armenia
Botswana
Bulgaria
Burundi
Central African Rep.
China, Peop. Rep. of
Cyprus
East Timor
Egypt, Arab Replic
Georgia
Greece
Israel
Japan
Jordan
Lebanon
Malawi
Moldova
Mongolia
Mozambique
North Korea
Palau
Romania
Russian Federation
Rwanda
South Africa
South Korea
Sudan
Swaziland
Syria
Turkey
Uganda
Ukraine
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Group G
Cape Verde
Fiji
Gambia
Guinea Bissau
Guinea, Rep. of
Iceland
Liberia
Marshall Islands
Mauritania
New Zealand
Samoa, Western
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Tuvalu
Vanuatu
Group B
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Cambodia
Laos
Malaysia
Myanmar
Nepal
Oman
Pakistan
Singapore
Thailand
Vietnam
Group E
Albania
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Cameroon
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Congo, Demo. Rep.
Croatia
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Malta
Montenegro
Namibia
Papua New Guinea
Poland
San Marino
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovakia
Sweden
Tunisia
Vatican City State
Group H
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Antigua and Barbuda
Antilles (Netherlands)
Argentina
Aruba
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Bermuda
Bolivia
Brazil
Canada
Cayman Island
Chile
Colombia
Cook Island
Costa Rica
Cuba
Dominica
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Ecuador
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Jamaica
Kiribati
Mexico
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Niue
Panama
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Peru
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Samoa
St. Christoper and Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Vincent and Grenadines
Suriname
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
U.S.A.
Uruguay
Venezuela
Group C
Afghanistan
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Brunei
Comoros
Djibouti
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Hong Kong
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kirghizstan
Kuwait
Macao
Madagascar, Dem. Rep. of
Mauritius
Philippines
Qatar
Reunion
Saudi Arabia
Seychelles
Somalia
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Turkmenistan
United Arab Emirates
???
Group F
Algeria
Andorra
Belgium
Benin
Burkina Faso
Cote d Ivoire
Denmark
Equatorial Guinea
France
Germany
Ghana
Gibraltar
Great Britain
Ireland
Isle of Man
Italy
Lichtenstein
Luxembourg
Mail, Rep. of
Micronesia
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Nauru
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Nigeria
Northern Ireland
Norway
Portugal
Sao Tome and Principle
Spain
Switzerland
Togo
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The river Him was angry


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Birth of a fruit juice, Indian style


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An outing and back


Mantra, Where did they come from?

Mantra, Where did they come from?

 


Wed 4 April 2016

Sources

  • Anandamurthi Gurumaa: “mantra yoga”, Gurumaa Vani, 2015. ISBN 978-93-81464-48-9

Further reading

  • Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati: “Mantra & Yantra”