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ॐ सर्वे भवन्तु सुखिनः
सर्वे सन्तु निरामयाः ।
सर्वे भद्राणि पश्यन्तु
मा कश्चिद्दुःखभाग्भवेत् ।
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥
Om Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah
Sarve Santu Niraamayaah |
Sarve Bhadraanni Pashyantu
Maa Kashcid-Duhkha-Bhaag-Bhavet |
Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih ||

Meaning:
1: Om, May All be Happy,
2: May All be Free from Illness.
3: May All See what is Auspicious,
4: May no one Suffer.
5: Om let peace prevail.

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न नौ मन तेल होगा न राधा नाचेगी |
अर्थात: कारण समाप्त हो जाने पर परिणाम स्वतः ही समाप्त हो जायेंगे |

नाच ना जाने आँगन टेढ़ा |
अर्थात: स्वंय की अकुशलता को दूसरों पर थोपना |

अन्धों में काणा राजा |
अर्थात: मूर्खों में कम विद्वान भी श्रेष्ठ माना जाता है |

घर का भेदी लंका ढाए |
अर्थात: राज़दार ही विनाश का कारण बनता है |

गरजते बादल बरसते नहीं |
अर्थात: शक्तिहीन व्यक्ति निरर्थक चिल्लाता है | वह कुछ कर नहीं सकता है |

अपने पैरों पर खड़ा होना |
अर्थात: स्वालंबी होना
वाक्य: युवकों को अपने पैरों पर खड़े होने पर ही विवाह करना चाहिए ।

अक्ल का दुश्मन |
अर्थात: मूर्ख
वाक्य: लगता है आजकल तुम अक्ल के दुश्मन हो गए हो ।

अपना उल्लू सीधा करना |
अर्थात: मतलब निकालना
वाक्य: आजकल के नेता अपना उल्लू सीधा करने के लिए ही लोगों को भड़काते है ।

आँखे खुलना |
अर्थात: सचेत होना
वाक्य: ठोकर खाने के बाद ही बहुत से लोगों की आँखे खुलती है ।

आँखे दिखाना
अर्थात: क्रोध करना
वाक्य: मैंने सच बातें कह दी , तो वह मुझे आँख दिखाने लगा ।

आसमान से बातें करना
अर्थात: बहुत ऊँचा होना
वाक्य: आजकल इमारते आसमान से बातें करती है ।

ईंट से ईंट बजाना
अर्थात: पूरी तरह नष्ट करना
वाक्य: राम, अपने शत्रु की ईंट से ईंट बजा दे।

ईंट का जबाब पत्थर से देना |
अर्थात: जबरदस्त बदला लेना
वाक्य: भारत अपने दुश्मनों को ईंट का जबाब पत्थर से देगा ।

ईद का चाँद होना |
अर्थात: बहुत दिनों बाद दिखाई देना
वाक्य: राम, तुम ईद के चाँद हो गए हो ।

उड़ती चिड़िया पहचानना |
अर्थात: रहस्य की बात दूर से जान लेना |
वाक्य: वह इतना अनुभवी है कि उसे उड़ती चिड़िया पहचानने में देर नहीं लगती ।

उन्नीस बीस का अंतर होना |
अर्थात: बहुत कम अंतर होना |
वाक्य: राम और श्याम, दोनों में उन्नीस बीस का ही अंतर है ।

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Language: हिन्दी/Hindi

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Three hands.
I wanted
Three hands,
But I have
Only two.
Not to accept, or take
But to give…

4-5-2017


Photo By: Jaabo. The image is a clip from a video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egXoY3n3Cy8). The image is licensed under the same terms as the video.
Submitted by: Sahana Harekrishna
Submitted on: 2-May-2020
Category: Poem
Language: English

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ॐ शं नो मित्रः शं वरुणः ।
शं नो भवत्वर्यमा ।
शं नो इन्द्रो बृहस्पतिः ।
शं नो विष्णुरुरुक्रमः ।

नमो ब्रह्मणे ।
नमस्ते वायो ।
त्वमेव प्रत्यक्षं ब्रह्मासि ।
त्वामेव प्रत्यक्षं ब्रह्म वदिष्यामि ।
ॠतं वदिष्यामि ।
सत्यं वदिष्यामि ।

तन्मामवतु ।
तद्वक्तारमवतु ।
अवतु माम् ।
अवतु वक्तारम् ॥
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥

Om Sham No Mitrah Sham Varunnah |
Sham No Bhavatv[u]-Aryamaa |
Sham No Indro Brhaspatih |
Sham No Vissnnur-Urukramah |

Namo Brahmanne |
Namaste Vaayo |
Tvam-Eva Pratyakssam Brahmaasi |
Tvaam-Eva Pratyakssam Brahma Vadissyaami |
Rrtam Vadissyaami |
Satyam Vadissyaami |

Tan[t]-Maam-Avatu |
Tad-Vaktaaram-Avatu |
Avatu Maam |
Avatu Vaktaaram ||
Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih ||

Meaning:
1: Om, May Mitra be Propitious towards Us; May Varuna be Propitious (towards Us),
2: May Aryaman be Propitious towards Us,
3: May Indra (Diety of Thunder [electricity]) and Brihaspati be Propitious towards Us,
4: May Vishnu (Protector of the Universe) who makes Wide Strides be Propitious towards Us,
5: Salutations to Brahman (the Universal Soul),
6: Salutations to You, O Vayu (the Breath or Life-Force),
7: You Indeed are the Perceptible Brahman (i.e. the Breath or Life-Force is indeed the Perceptible Brahman or the Shakti of Brahman),
8: I Proclaim that You Indeed are the Perceptible Brahman,
9: I Proclaim the Divine Order,
10: I Proclaim the Truth,
11: May That (Truth) Move Me (i.e. May I be established in that Truth),
12: May That (Truth) Move the Proclaimer (i.e. May the Proclaimer be established in that Truth),
13: May that (Truth) Protect Me (i.e. May that Truth take me in its Fold) (i.e. May I Surrender to that Truth),
14: May that (Truth) Protect the Proclaimer (i.e. May that Truth take the Proclaimer in its Fold) (i.e. May the Proclaimer Surrender to that Truth),
15: Om let peace prevail.

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ॐ सर्वेशां स्वस्तिर्भवतु ।
सर्वेशां शान्तिर्भवतु ।
सर्वेशां पुर्णंभवतु ।
सर्वेशां मङ्गलंभवतु ।
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥
Om Sarveshaam Svastir-Bhavatu |
Sarveshaam Shaantir-Bhavatu |
Sarveshaam Purnnam-Bhavatu |
Sarveshaam Manggalam-Bhavatu |
Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih ||

Meaning:
1: May there be Well-Being in All,
2: May there be Peace in All,
3: May there be Fulfilment in All,
4: May there be Auspiciousness in All,
5: Om let peace prevail.

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The battlefield of Kurukshetra was being prepared to facilitate the movement of mammoth armies with large cavalries. They used elephants to uproot trees & clear the ground. On one such tree lived a sparrow, a mother of four young ones. As the tree was being knocked down, her nest landed on the ground along with her offsprings, too young to fly, miraculously unharmed.

The vulnerable & frightened sparrow looked around for help. Just then she saw Krishna scanning the field with Arjuna. They were there to physically examine the battleground & devise a winning strategy before the onset of the war.

She flapped her tiny wings with all her might to reach Krishna’s chariot.

“Please save my children,O Krishna,” the sparrow pleaded. “They will be crushed tomorrow when this battle starts.

“I hear you,” said He, the omniscient one, but I can’t interfere with the law of nature.”

“All I know is that you are my saviour,O Lord.I rest my children’s fate in your hands. You can kill them or you can save them, it’s upto you now”

“The wheel of Time moves indiscriminately” Krishna spoke like an ordinary man implying that there wasn’t anything he could do about it.

“I don’t know your philosophy,” the sparrow said with faith & reverence. “You are the wheel of time. That’s all I know. I surrender to thee.”

“Stock food for three weeks in your nest then.”

Unaware of the on going conversation, Arjuna was trying to shoo away the sparrow when Krishna smiled at the bird. She fluttered her wings a few minutes in obeisance & flew back to her nest.

Two days later, just before the boom of conchs announced the commencement of the battle, Krishna asked Arjuna for his bow & arrow. Arjuna was startled because Krishna vowed to not lift any weapon in the war. Besides, Arjuna believed that he was the best archer out there.

“Order me, Lord,” he said with conviction, nothing impenetrable for my arrows.”

Quietly taking the bow from Arjuna, Krishna took aim at an elephant. But, instead of bringing the animal down, the arrow hit the bell around its neck & sparks flew.

Arjuna couldn’t contain his chuckle seeing that Krishna missed an easy mark.

“Should I?” He offered.

Again ignoring his reaction, Krishna gave him back the bow & said that no further action was necessary.

“But why did you shoot the elephant Keshav? Arjun asked.

“Because this elephant had knocked down the tree sheltering that sparrow’s nest.”

“Which sparrow?” Arjun exclaimed. “Plus, the elephant is unhurt & alive. Only the bell is gone!”

Dismissing Arjuna’s questions, Krishna instructed him to blow his conch.

The war began, numerous lives were lost over the next eighteen days. The Pandavas won in the end. Once again, Krishna took Arjuna with him to navigate through the ruddy field. Many corpses still lay there awaiting their funeral. The battleground was littered with severed limbs and heads, lifeless steeds and elephants.

Krishna stopped at a certain spot and looked down thoughtfully at an elephant-bell.

“Arjuna,” he said, “will you lift this bell for me & put it aside?”

The instruction, though simple, made little sense to Arjuna. After all, in the vast field where plenty of other things needed clearing, why would Krishna ask him to move an insignificant piece of metal out of the way? He looked at him questioningly?

“Yes! This bell!” Krishna reiterated. “It’s the same bell that had come off the elephant’s neck I had shot at.”

Arjuna bent down to lift the heavy bell without another question. As soon as he lifted it though, his world changed forever.

One, two, three, four & five. Four young birds flew out one after another followed by a sparrow. The mother bird swirled in circle around Krishna, circumambulating him in great joy. The one bell cleaved eighteen days ago had protected the entire family.

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Submitted by: Folklore
Submitted on: Fri Apr 24 2020 21:34:10 GMT+0530 (IST)
Category: Folklore
Language: English

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for all ye there

unkind

in what ye do
in what ye eat
in what ye say

there is a fiery rope
to drag thy soul
on the road to hell

scream or moan
with a fish hook
through thy neck
and nose

thee shall bear
the pain of all ye killed
or culled
for taste, tradition, fun, gain,
medicine, just or,
sham ignorance.

thy pleas
or bending knees
shall not be heard
or seen
for there are no ears
or eyes
of the
soul-dragger.

so shall be the fate
of all ye

unkind.
-देवसुत

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Submitted on: Mon Mar 23 2020 22:24:11 GMT+0530 (IST)
Category: Original
Language: English

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Mother -By Isha
Mother

-Isha

Photo By: Isha, Upper Kindergarten
Submitted by: Isha
Submitted on: 15-Sep-2019
Category: Original
Language: English
Work Type: Colors of Children

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Krishna opens his mouth

whaaaaaa! I am a baby
feed me feed me feed me

feed me the food
feed me the books
feed me the light
feed me the future bright

feed me your thoughts
feed me your time
feed me your self
feed me your soul

feed me the water
feed me the ocean
feed me the earth
feed me the universe

feed me the butter
feed me the milk
feed me your life
feed me your love

in return
you will get my love
you will get my respect
you will get my trust
you will get my life

you will get my water
you will get my shit
you will get my time
you will get my crying

you will get everything I have
you will even get a glimpse
of the entire universe
when you look for it
in my dirty muddy mouth.

whaaaaaa! I am a baby
feed me feed me feed me.
-हरेकृष्ण आचार्य

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Submitted by: हरेकृष्ण आचार्य
Submitted on: Sat Mar 14 2020 00:03:16 GMT+0530 (IST)
Category: Original
Language: English

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நிகழ் கால அரசியல் வாதிகளிடம் இல்லாத மாண்பு அன்று வாழ்ந்த அரசியல் வாதிகளிடம் இருந்தது.எதிரிகளையும் மதிக்கும் மாண்பு மற்றும் மரியாதையாக நடத்துதல்.
பெரியார் பற்றிய அப்படி ஒரு நிகழ்வு:
பெரியார் ராஜாஜிக்கு நேர் எதிர் கொள்கை உள்ளவர் .கடவுள் எதிர்ப்பாளர்.ராஜாஜி ஆன்மிகத்தில் நம்பிக்கை உள்ளவர் .அனால் தனக்கு முக்கியமான தருணங்களில் ராஜாஜி இடம் ஆலோசனை செய்வார் .பெரியாரின் தந்தை அவருடைய இறப்பிற்கு பின் தனது சொத்துக்கள் முழுவதும் பழனி முருகன் பெயரில் எழுதினார்.பெரியாருக்கோ கவலை இந்த சொத்துக்களை எவ்வாறு அடைவது என்று .

ராஜாஜியை அழைத்து ஆலோசனை செய்தார்.ராஜாஜி பெரியாரை எதிரியாக பார்க்க வில்லை.ராஜாஜி கூறினார்: பழனி முருகன் என்ற ஒரு கடவுள் இல்லை.பழனியில் இருப்பது தண்டாயுத பாணி .அதனால் உங்கள் வீட்டின் பின் பக்கம் ஒரு முருகன் சிலையை நிறுவி அதற்க்கு பழனி முருகன் என்று பெயரிடுங்கள்,சொத்து உங்களிடமே இருக்கும் என்று கூறினார்.பெரியார் இதை பின் பற்றி சொத்துக்களை அடைந்தார்.ராஜாஜியை பிரமணனாக பார்க்கவில்லை.
நண்பனாக மட்டும் தான் பார்த்தார்.
இதை போலவே இனொரு நிகழ்வு:
சங்கராச்சாரியார் பெரியவர் ஒரு முறை ஊர்வலம் வந்து கொண்டு இருந்தார் சென்னையில் .அப்போது பெரியார் ஆதரவாளர்கள் காஞ்சி பெரியவரை தடுத்து அடிக்க முயன்றனர் .காஞ்சி பெரியவர் கூட இருந்தவர்கள் அவரை எச்சிரித்தனர்.ஆனால் பெரியவர் கேட்காமல் முன்னேறிச் சென்றார்.அப்போது எதிர்ப்பாளர்கள் நேர் எதிர் சந்தித்தார் .அப்போது பெரியார் பெரியவரை பத்திரமாக சாலையை கடக்க உதவும் படி தனது ஆதரவாளர்களை பணித்தார்.பெரியவர் எந்த துன்பமும் இல்லாமல் கடந்தார்.

தன்னை எதிர்த்தாலும் தரம் தாளாமல் மதிப்புடன் நடத்துபவர் பெரியார்.

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Submitted by: subba
Submitted on: Sun Oct 20 2019 18:03:53 GMT+0530 (IST)
Category: Real Life-A real life incident happened with others Language: Tamil

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