The Universe is With You!
It is listening closely, for the deep scars that wound u, It is in pain & wants to help you..
So open up & give it all up,
and be free to bask in its glory much awaited
Oh dear, Let it all go away & u will find ur dreams come true..
For, it wishes for the Good of u..
Soon, the Good will drive you for ur betterment!
It will.. It will..
drive u to the happy self
The Universe is With You!
Q: Guruji, I have been told that a human soul can often take one to two million years to find liberation. Is it true that by doing Kriya and meditation every day, this liberation can be obtained even in one lifetime?
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Everything works with some strange karma. You must lift your eyes and look into this realm. There is a beautiful couplet that says, ‘This world has all the wealth, all that is needed, but one who has no karma, cannot get it.’ So, whether you get something or you don’t, it all works with some strange karma. Recognition, money, power, relationship, health; everything depends on some law in creation. When good times come, your worst enemy starts helping you, and when bad times come, even your best friend behaves like an enemy. All these things happen due to some very strange karma.
An intelligent person doesn’t get caught up in all this. He still keeps putting in his effort, and keeps moving on. You do whatever is needed to put in an effort, and then you leave it. Do you know Lord Krishna went three times to stop the Mahabharata (narrative of the Kurukshetra War) war?
When someone asked Lord Krishna, ‘If you knew that the war was going to happen anyway, why did you go three times for peace negotiations? All three times your peace negotiations failed, then why did you go?’ That is a very valid question.
Lord Krishna said, ‘If I had not gone, then the question would have come that you could have done peace negotiation, why didn’t you do it?’ You have your duty towards your karma, whatever you need to do, you do it! Suppose the peace negotiation would have succeeded, then the whole Mahabharata would have finished, and the Gita would never have come! The immortal song of the Divine (Bhagavad Gita) would never have come into existence!
So, very well knowing that the Gita had to come, and the war had to happen, still Lord Krishna went for peace negotiations. This is because it is in our dharma, our nature. We should keep putting in our efforts and not get attached to the consequences or the results. This is very subtle because the mind gets sucked into maya ‘illusion’ in some form or the other.
The mind needs to be hammered into knowledge. It can easily slip out of these four pillars of knowledge, Viveka(discrimination), Vairagya (detachment), self-control, and honoring what you have (not grieving about what is not). And then, wanting liberation! So keep on hammering the knowledge back, again and again!
Suddenly, you will find it is all there, anyway. Now, when you slip, then also remember that is another level. Knowing all this, suppose you still get caught up (in maya), then don’t feel bad that you got caught up; even that is part of nature. Don’t say, ‘Oh, I did not apply knowledge!’ or ‘Either someone else is wrong, or I am wrong!’
Whether unpleasant things are happening or pleasant things are happening, I am a witness to it. And my mind is getting caught up in it, even that is a part of the happening; I am witness to that also. This is how you rise above the situation! You have to practice pranayama, meditation and knowledge for a long time. The whole life itself is a practice, and when you practice with honor, then this knowledge becomes well-founded in you.
You have to get in touch within, to tap the infinite joy within..
You might give yourself a 1000 reasons to be unhappy, but each time there will be a 100 reasons to be happy.
You have got to find that, that really makes you happy & practice it regularly.
A person, an event will not give you joy for long, nor repeat it again..
You have got to stop finding it there, realizing it again & again..
What stays with you is your body & mind, your memory, intellect.
And time & again you have to work on it..
Purify it with knowledge & compassion,
Polish it with Sadhana,
Decorate yourself with joy – with Satsang
& present it with love through Service to others..
You have to seek shelter to the Fountain of joy, the Guru, to become one..
Someone who knows how to safeguard happiness, cultivate, curate & nurture it!
You got to find that which helps you move beyond success & failure, joy & sorrow..
You have got to connect with the joy within to relate to the chaos, confusion & distress outside..
Everything has been carefully designed to get you inside, to the cave of your heart & to become a fountain of joy yourself!
Be one, soon
Hello dear ones/Citizens/Voters :
Need your ATTENTION PLEASE!!
Voting Registration drive started on 16th September and is about to end on 17th October :
All voting registrations, updations are currently working at polling booths in all areas of constituencies of Mumbai Subarban, Mumbai City and Thane.
Right now : inclusion of new names , deletion of name, change of address work etc are going through the various polling booths.
I) If you have the voting card:
You can Search if your name is included for the 2014 elections on ceo.maharashtra.gov.in : (This is the site of the Chief Election Officer of Maharashtra )
Exact link is “Draft electoral list” : http://188.8.131.52/marathi/FrmMainPage.aspx
1.Id wise if :
If you know your elections card number which is usually like ABC1234567 first three letter alphabet and next numbers.
Search by id wise > Mumbai Subarban/Mumbai City/Thane > your election card number.
2.Namewise if :
If you dont remember your card number.
Better is to find your name with the help of card number imprinted on the card, the search is accurate.
PS : this is the present list of names that have drafted to be included in the final list of people having voting cards registered.
Final list will be prepared on 6th January 2014.
II) OR If You didnt find names through Step I :
If you dont get it on the electoral list and you voted last time, then try searching your name in the polling booths :
This is a list of people differentiated on basis of polling booths-places where you vote.
- 1.Select District : Mumbai Subarban , Mumbai City , Thane.
- 2.Select the respective assembly constituency/Nearest Station to your place ( you can find the list of it here : http://ceo.maharashtra.gov.in/acs.php )
- 3.Find your corresponding polling booth in the Nearest Station
- 4. – click the “open pdf” and check, out what all building or residence area has been covered , check if your residence is included, else start again search of different polling booth close to your place.( PS : for a large area like Government Colony, Bandra there are several booths, go through them to find ur booth )
Check if all information is correct.
III) If you are NOT accessible to internet and voted last time.
Walk to your polling booth you last voted in your current area of residence and check if your name exists.
A) ARE YOU :
- NEW TO VOTE /
- HAVING CHANGE OF ADDRESS /
- WANT TO MAKE CORRECTIONS IN YOUR VOTERS CARD /
- INDIANS STAYING ABROAD /
- DID YOUR NAME GOT DELETED :
- For people who dont have voters card/ or whose name is not existing in present list :
For inclusion of name in Electoral Roll:
~ Fill form 6
- For inclusion of name in Electoral Roll by an overseas elector (NRI’s ) :
~ Fill form 6A
- For address change to a different Assembly constituency ( eg you shifted from Bandra to Mulund ) :
~ Fill form 7 in ur old polling booth place, get the receipt and submit that receipt with form 6 to the designated voter’s helper centers in your area.
- For deletion of name in Electoral Roll :
~ fill form 7
- For correction of Particulars entered in Electoral Roll :
~ fill form 8
- For the Address change in the same Assembly Constituency :
~ fill form 8A
You can download these forms from : http://184.108.40.206/Downloads/Forms.aspx
The easiest way to find where to submit these forms is to ask your neighbouring people who have voters card of the place of polling booths where all these registrations/updations are going on and submit it there.
If you have no clue what is your polling booth to do all the procedure.
Follow these steps :
1. Here’s a list of areas in Mumbai Subarban, Mumbai City or Thane check here :
These are called assembly constituencies. Each assembly constituency has again areas. For eg Bandra East Constituency assembly : Its number is 176 and is technically : Vandre East Assembly Constituency (AC).
Find your closest area and locate your polling booth.
2.To find your polling booth to do all the registration, updation procedure : You may manually check here :
1.Select District : Mumbai Subarban , Mumbai City , Thane.
2.Select the respective assembly constituency ( you can find the list of it here : http://ceo.maharashtra.gov.in/acs.php )
3.Find your corresponding polling booth.
4.Then click the “open pdf” and check, out what all building or residence area has been covered , check if your residence is included, else start again search of different polling booth close to your place.
( PS : for a large area like Government Colony, Bandra there are several booths, go through them to find ur booth )
3.voter’s helper Center (VHC) is the official place of your constituency.
Polling booths just do the voluntarily work of helping you out to register.
If your question doesnt get answered in polling booths, try asking VHc’s in your constituency!
To find the Main VHC in your constituency click here : http://220.127.116.11/Lists/VHCs.aspx
Hope that helps
Confirm your name in electoral list and Please vote and guide your set of people to go out and register to vote!
Your VOTE counts for a better Mumbai, Better India!
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