Sunday, September 27, 2009

NAV-VIDH NIRDHAR (9 PRINCIPLES) FOR SHRADDHAVANS FROM GRANTHARAJ SHREEMAD PURUSHARTHA AS GIVEN BY P. P. ANIRUDDHA BAPU



This blog posting is with reference to the earlier blog posting dated 14th September 2009 which was a editorial (Agralekh) that had appeared in daily Pratyaksha on 31st August 2009. The article was written by P. P. Aniruddha Bapu Himself and focused on 9 principles that P. P. Bapu expects all the Shraddhavans to follow.

The following is the extract from Grantharaj Shreemad Purushartha (literary form of Lord Parmatma) which is written by P. P. Aniruddha Bapu Himself.

निर्धार १ - राम माझा राजा आहे व मी राजारामाचा सैनिक आहे. माझ्या ह्या राजाचा व त्याच्या अधिराजाचा (किंगमेकर) - दत्तगुरुंचा स्वभाव, संकल्प व बल यांची माहिती करुन घेणे व रामाला वनवासाला कोण व कसे पाठवतो हे जाणणे एवढाच माझा ज्ञानमार्ग.

निर्धार 2 - रामाच्या वानारसैन्यातील उत्तम सैनिक बनण्यासाठी आवश्यक ती शिस्त, अनुशासन; देहाला (शरीर, प्राण, मन व बुद्धि) ह्यांना लावणे एवढाच माझा योगमार्ग.

निर्धार ३ - आपण रामाचे सैनिक आहोत हे जाणुन आपले कुठलेही काम उत्कृष्टरित्या कसे करावे हे शिकणे एवढाच माझा कर्ममार्ग.

निर्धार ४ - वानरसैनिकाने स्व:ताचे सामर्थ्य सातत्याने वाढवतच राहणे एवढाच माझा भक्तिमार्ग. श्री हनुमंत (Lord Hanumant), बिभीषण (Vibhishan), भारत (Bharat) व शबरी (Shabari) ह्यांचे आचरण.

निर्धार ५ - रामाच्या वानार्सेनेट (Vanarsena) सामील झाल्यापासून लन्केपर्यन्तचा, सेनानायक हनुमंतवानार्सेनेचा प्रवास म्हणजेच 'सुन्दरकाण्ड' (Sunderkand) मार्ग. ह्या प्रवासाचे चिंतन व आभ्यास (study एंड प्रक्टिस) हाच दू:खनिवृत्तीचा व परमेश्वर प्राप्तीचा सर्वात श्रेष्ठ व सर्वात सोपा उपाय आहे.

निर्धार ६- रावणाशी (Ravan) युद्ध माझे राम-लक्ष्मणच (Ram - Lakshman) करणार. मी फक्त त्यांचा उत्तम सैनिक बनून राहणार.

निर्धार ७ - रावणाशी लढणार्या माझ्या राम-लक्ष्मणांचे रक्षण हनुमन्तच करणार. मी हनुमंताचेच मार्गदर्शन स्वीकारणार.

निर्धार ८ - रावणाचा नाश राम करतोच. रामराज्य (Ramrajya) स्थापन होतेच.

निर्धार ९ - जो आज रामाचा वानर (Vanar - Shreshtha-Nar i. e. Best Human) तोच पुढे कृष्णाचा जोप(Gop). अर्थात निरंतर सख्य (Being in Gokul is referred as निरंतर सख्य) . कधीही न बुडणार्या गोकुळात सदैव निवास.

SPECIAL UPASANA FOR FESTIVAL OF DASARA ON 28th SEPTEMBER, 2009





This is to inform all the bhaktas that a special upasana would be held tomorrow i.e., Monday, 28th September 2009 on account of the festival of Dasara (Dussehra). The celebration, over the years has been personally graced by P. P. Aniruddha Bapu. Accordingly all the bhaktas are requested to make use of this opportunity to the maximum.

Venue of Upasana:
New English High School,
Bandra (East),
Mumbai - 400 051
(Thursday's Pravachan Venue)

Timings of Upasana:
Evening 6:00 pm

Friday, September 25, 2009

LAUNCH OF ANIRUDDHA'S ACADEMY OF DISASTER MANAGEMENT (A.A.D.M.) WEBSITE



This is to inform all the bhaktas that the website of Aniruddha's Academy of Disaster Management better known as A.A.D.M. has been launched on the holy-day i.e. Thursday (24th September 2009). Taking into consideration the need of the hour and the veiled threat of World War - III that is approaching very fast and silently, the launch would be a huge landmark in history.

The grand ceremony for the launch happened at the start of weekly discourse of P.P. Aniruddha Bapu at Bandra (East), New English High School, Mumbai. The website was launched by Aadya-Pipa Govindsinh Dabholkar on behalf of P. P. Aniruddha Bapu in His presence.


Readers can check for more information by logging on to http://www.aniruddhasadm.com/


The website provides holistic insights into the functioning and working of A.A.D.M. Some of the important aspects of A.A.D.M. that this website covers are:

Prayer and Preamble of A.A.D.M., Details of the Devotional Services performed by A.A.D.M., various Workshops and Events managed and conducted by A.A.D.M., details of Basic and Other Courses of A.A.D.M., The Third World War (book authored by P. P. Aniruddha Bapu), Geographic Spread and Presence of A.A.D.M. and its Centres, Reviews, Recommendations and Testimonials about A.A.D.M. by the Seniormost Government Authorities of rank of Chief Fire Officer of Mumbai, Superintendant of Police of Thane Rural District, Additional Director General of Police (P & C) of Maharashtra, Publications by and/or related to A.A.D.M., etc.

One could also find the regular updates on various forthcoming seva opportunities where any D.M.V. (Disaster Management Volunteer) could participate and serve.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

LALITA PANCHAMI UTSAV AT SHREE KSHETRA GURUKUL (JUINAGAR)




This is to inform all the bhaktas that celebrations for Lalita Panchami Utsav would be held at Shree Kshetra Gurukul, Juinagar on the 5th Day of Shubhankar Navratri i.e. on Wednesday, 23rd September 2009. Bhaktas can take the advantage of the by taking part in various religious, sanctious rituals like Chidananda-Upasana, Nandamai Path recitation, Swechha Sankalp, etc. The Utsav would start at 8:00 am in the morning and end at 8:00 pm in the evening.

Address of Shree Kshetra Gurukul
Gurukul, Hari Om Mandir,
Juipada Gaon
Juinagar (West)
Navi Mumbai - 400 715

Tel: 9522 – 2772 6023

All the bhaktas would be further delighted to know that P. P. Nandai has been taking part personally in this festival over the years along with P. P. Aniruddha Bapu and P. P. Suchitdada.

All the bhaktas are accordingly requested to take the full advantage of the occasion.

Monday, September 21, 2009

SHUBHANKAR NAVRATRA UTSAV AT SHRI KSHETRA GURUKSHETRAM




This is to inform all the bhaktas that Shubhankar Navratri Utsav would be celebrated at Shri Kshetra Aniruddha Gurukshetram starting from 20th September 2009 till 28th of September 2009. All the bhaktas are requested to make maximum use of this opportunity as possible.

Every year the initiation of this Utsav starts with the replacement of old flags of Sanstha on the entrance of Kshetra Aniruddha Gurukshetram with the new ones. P. P. Aniruddha Bapu Himself attends this ceremony which takes place at 6:00 am every year on the first day of Shubhankar Navratri.

Further to refresh the memory of all the bhaktas, last year P. P. Aniruddha Bapu had asked all the bhaktas to read the entire Ram Rasayan (book written by P. P. Bapu on the life and works of Lord Ram) specifically at night time i. e. post the normal sleep timings (Jagran) of bhaktas individually.

Just few days earlier Shree Kshetram Gurukshetram saw celebration of Ashubhankar Nashini Navratri Utsav (Mahishasurmardini Utsav), which was held from 9th - 17th August 2009 in which prayers and rituals were specifically offered to Goddess Mahishasurmardini. This time specific prayers would be offered to Goddess Anusaya Mata.

Monday, September 14, 2009

प.पू. सदगुरू श्री अनिरुद्ध बापूंना श्रद्धावानांकडून अपेक्षित असलेल्या नऊ गोष्टी :

(अग्रलेख : दै. 'प्रत्यक्ष' दि. ३० ऑगस्ट २००९) :




कुणीही 'आम्ही सदगुरुंचे लाडके आहोत, विश्वासू आहोत, श्रेष्ठ साधक आहोत' अश्या प्रकारे मिरवत असेल, तर प्रत्येक श्रद्धावानाला त्या व्यक्तीचे वर्तन पारखण्याचा पूर्ण अधिकार आहे.
कुणी कुठल्याही अधिकारपदावर असेल व स्वत:स श्रेष्ठ साधक समजत असेल, तरीही त्याच्याकडे पुढील गोष्टी असणे अत्यावश्यक आहे, हा माझा ठाम सिद्धांत आहे:

१) आह्निक (Anhik) दररोज दोन वेळा करणे.

२) आह्निक, रामरक्षा (Ram Raksha) , सदगुरूगायत्री (अनिरुद्ध-गायत्री मंत्र) - (Aniruddha Gayatri Mantra), सदगुरुचलिसा (अनिरुद्धचलीसा) - (Aniruddha Chalisa), हनुमानचालीसा (Hanuman Chalisa) व दत्तबावनी (Datta Bavani) तोंडपाठ असणे व पुस्तकात न बघता म्हणता येणे. चार महिन्यांतून कमीत कमी एक रामनाम वही पूर्ण करणे व रामनाम बँकेत जमा करणे.

३) बरोबरच्या व हाताखालच्या सहका-यांशी उन्मत्तपणे व उद्धटपणे न वागणे. सहका-यांची किंवा हाताखालील व्यक्तींची चूक झाल्यास त्यांना जरूर त्याबद्दल ताकीद द्यावी परंतु अपमान करू नये.

४) उपासनांच्या वेळेस त्या स्थळी असणा-या प्रत्येकाने 'आपण उपासनांच्या वर आहोत किंवा आपल्यास उपासनांची आवश्यकता नाही' असे वर्तन करू नये.

५) बोलण्यापेक्षा, बडबडीपेक्षा कोण भक्ती व सेवेच्या कार्यक्रमात किती जीव ओतून सहभागी होतो हे माझ्या दॄष्टीने महत्वाचे आहे.

६) ह्या विश्वामध्ये कुणीही मानव 'आपण एकमेव अद्वितीय आहोत व आपली जागा दुसरा कुणीही घेऊ शकत नाही किंवा आपल्यासारखे कार्य करु शकत नाही' , असे म्हणू शकत नाही व असे कुणीही मानू नये.७) श्रद्धावानांच्या नऊ समान निष्ठा त्याला मान्य असल्याच पाहिजेत व त्याच्या आचरणातही असल्याच पाहिजेत.

८) चूक झाल्यास चूक सुधारण्याची तयारी पाहिजे.

९) परपीडा कधीच करता कामा नये।

माझ्या लाडक्या श्रद्धावान मित्रांनो, आपल्यासमोर श्रीरामचरिताचाच आदर्श असला पाहिजे व त्यामुळे 'पावित्र्य हेच प्रमाण' ह्याच मूलभूत सिद्धांतानुसार प्रत्येकाचे आचरण असले पाहिजे व वरील नऊ गोष्टी ज्याच्याकडे नाहीत, तो माझ्या जवळचाच काय, परंतु दुरान्वयाने संबंध असणाराही असू शकत नाही, हा माझा ठाम निश्चय आहे.

तुमच्या हातात मी आज 'मला काय आवडते व काय आवडत नाही' ह्याचा निश्चित मापदंड दिलेला आहे व हे मापदंड वापरूनच माझ्याशी निगडित असणारे प्रत्येक कार्य व यंत्रणा राबविले गेले पाहिजेत.



Thursday, September 10, 2009

DISASTER MANAGEMENT TRAINING - BASIC COURSE STARTS FROM 14TH SEPTEMBER


Aniruddha’s Academy of Disaster Management or A.A.D.M. a premier non-government organization (in the field of Disaster Management & Mitigation) would be holding 7 days Certificate Course in Disaster Management at its Central Office from 14th - 20th September 2009.

1) Location of the Course:

A.A.D.M. Office,
3, Krushna Niwas,
Sakharam Keer Road,
Near Shiv Sena Bhavan,
Mahim,
Mumbai - 400 016.
India

2) Timings for the Course:

Weekdays: Evenings from 1900 hrs to 2100 hrs IST
Sunday: 1000 hrs to 1600 hrs IST

>>> Final Examination – (Oral, Written and Practical) would held on Sunday 20th September 2009.
>>> Course will not be held on Thursday, 17th September 2009.

Every course would be meant to accommodate 20 applicants who would be selected on first come first served basis.

3) Curriculum of the Course:

The course would cover basic disaster management topics from academic and practical perspective viz., First-Aid, Fire Fighting, Bandages, Casualty Lifting Methods, C.P.C.R. (Cardio-Pulmonary & Cerebral Resuscitation), Search & Rescue, Crowd Control & Management, Communication & Co-ordination, Leadership, Situation Reaction, Nuclear-Chemical-Biological Warfare, Psychological Counseling, Animal Attack Cases, etc.

4) Course Registration:

Aspiring candidates can register their names personally by visiting the Central Office of AADM between 1100 hrs to 1800 hrs IST, on the address mentioned above. Candidates can also register their names by calling Central Office of AADM on +91 22 2430 1010 or +91 22 2430 2424. For more information aspirants or information seekers can get in touch with the Central Office of AADM on the above-mentioned address or contact numbers.

THE COURSE IS CONDUCTED FREE OF COST AND THE PARTICIPANTS NEED NOT PAY ANY FEES AS THE COURSE IS CONDUCTED ONLY FOR SOCIAL CAUSE OF PROMOTING DISASTER AWARENESS IN THE MASSES.

THE COURSE IS OPEN TO ALL IRRESPECTIVE OF RELIGION, RACE, CASTE, CREED, GENDER, PHYSICAL DISABILITY, ECONOMIC OR SOCIAL BACKGROUND, ETC.

Once a candidate clears the examination he would be given a certificate for completing the course successfully. After this the participant would be called D.M.V. (Disaster Management Volunteer) and can serve in various sevas like Siddhi-Vinayak Seva, Mahalaxmi Seva, Mandhardevi Seva, Mount Mary Seva, Anant Chaturdashi, Gauri-Ganpati Visarjan Seva, etc).

Thursday, September 3, 2009

IMPORTANCE OF GODDESS GAURI





Discourse by Param Poojya Aniruddha Bapu on 26th August 2009

On the Thursday of 26th August 2009, Param Poojya Aniruddha Bapu delivered His discourse as usual again at New English High School ground at Bandra East, Mumbai.

Param Poojya Aniruddha Bapu’s discourse revolved around importance of Establishing Goddess Gauri at our Homes during the time of Ganesh Festival (from the fifth to seventh day of the festival).

Bapu said that Goddess Gauri likes whatever we offer to her from our heart rather than offering her any specific foodstuffs.

Bapu said that offering Goddess, liquor is totally wrong. Holy texts mention Sura to be offered to the Goddess, which actually means Madhu-Parka (a mixture of one bowl of curd, 3 bowls of milk, 3 spoonfuls of ghee, 1 spoonful of honey and 1 spoonful of sugar), which Goddess likes a lot and not liquor as most of us have wrongfully taken it.

Bapu said that the liquor you offer never reaches Goddess but it ends up as an offering to the negative, evil forces. Then when we make some mistake in this offering, the negative forces get enraged and as a result try to inflict harm on us. When this harm is inflicted we feel that Goddess has got angry. But actually Goddess never gets angry, as we all are her children and She never gets angry with her children.

Bapu said that Goddess Gauri is Goddess Annapurna. Goddess Annapurna controls the entire Food Cycle in the human body. The food that we eat is responsible for development of our Mind (Manah) and body. The Goddess filters the food before letting it into our body. The Goddess fosters the positives factors in the food once they enter our body and diminishes the effects of negative factors in it.

Bapu further said that one should never insult Goddess Annapurna. The following are the ways is which one can cause insult to the Goddess.

Don’ts while eating food:
1) By wasting the food, consuming the food in excess (over and above than our appetite) and by expressing dislike for some particular foodstuffs. Neither should one blame the food for its taste or any other property nor should one try to classify and blame it on religious or castiest backgrounds.
2) Moreover one should not be engrossed in negative thinking while having food.

Do’s while eating food:

1) The food should be served with love and affection.
2) Continuously chanting the name of the Lord (as much as possible) while eating.
3) Atleast, reciting Lord’s name once with every morsel is very important.

Bapu said that with this chanting the thinking of the person would undergo a positive metamorphosis. Also it will enhance the positive effects of the food on the body and will aid immensely in digestion process.

Further Bapu went on to explain the importance of laying imprints of palms (Hasta-Mudras) on the walls of our house on the day of Gauri Pujan. Bapu asked everyone why are the imprints laid on the walls only, why not on the ceiling or the flooring? To this Bapu explain that the walls of any house signify the boundaries of the homeliness. Wall represents the eldest person of the family.

Bapu further went on to explain the meaning of homeliness. Bapu said whenever one feels the strong urge to return home (after he has finished his work for which he had stepped out of the house) that is defined as homeliness. Bapu gave a small recitation a famous Marathi song over here – Ghar (Hawk) hindate akashi, lakshya tiche pillanpashi. To establish and enhance this homeliness one should involve himself in the domestic chores, go on an outing with family members, eat food together, etc. Bapu said that one might hit his children if they go wrong, but the thrashing should be proportional and should not be out of your unsatisfied or hurt ego.

So one should pray to Goddess Gauri that everyone in my house should be full with this feeling of homeliness. One should further pray to the Goddess that let your blessings always be with our house.

Staying together in one single house may also require sacrifice (tyag) to be performed. Sacrifice (ethical) done by anyone for anyone, never goes waste, as any sacrifice performed reaches the Parmatma.

Bapu further made one fact bare. If one feels that these imprints are defacing his house, then that person is not fit and doesn’t deserve to celebrate this festival at all. Bapu said one should never be embarrassed about the beauty, education, facing, financial condition of his parents (atleast).

Here Bapu exemplified this with one of the stories’ of his doctor friend. His friend was a native of Uttar Pradesh and was famous across Mumbai. On the day of his marriage, during the reception party he had made a special arrangement of the seating of his mother who was a village rustic and hardly could speak any other language except her native language. Still, the doctor never got embarrassed about her attire, beauty, education, background, etc but rather honored her by making her sit in front row, that also amongst his friend circle, which was very sophisticated and urban.

P. P. Bapu finally closed his discourse making everyone remember one religious verse “Nupekshite Kadapi Ramo Dasabhimani” which means that Lord has the ego only of his devotees (children).